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About Image:EWU University Pic.jpg[edit]

Hi Niaz: I notice you've uploaded Image:EWU University Pic.jpg. Don't you think the image is totally blurred and lacks any information quality what so ever? I have a feeling that adding such an image to an article may actually reduce the quality of the article. What do you think? Arman (Talk) 09:28, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I do completely agree with you. Actually I didn't have enough good pictures and had to put something to show an extra curricular event. Besides, all other pix at EWU article are also not good at all - in terms of quality and photography as well. Recently Salman joined us here in WP. He is one of my junior bros at EWU and a talented photographer. I requested him to take some appropriate pictures of EWU and upload them to replace existing pix. Current semester of EWU has just started and hopefully by February he will have done with those stuff. Cheers. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 12:57, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
I see. In my opinion sometimes no picture is better than pictures like this. After all we are trying to develop an encyclopedia here, not a social networking site where anything goes! But that is only my opinion. Take care. Arman (Talk) 01:44, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Bhaia, sometime it is called that a picture can speaks better than a thousand words prose. But, of course not those EWU pictures. Just allow me few days, I'll either remove or replace them with appropriate substitutes. Regards, -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 11:42, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

wikify my article about Draga Matkovic[edit]

Hi Niaz, my original article about Draga Matkovic was written in the German wikipedia. The tools there are a bit different. I have put most internal links meanwhile, but perhaps you could help me with two points: How do I get the picture (link added on the bottom of the article) on top? How do I announce that the same article (but more elaborated) exists on the German wikipedia? By the way, Draga Matkovic was my piano teacher.

Thanks for your help. Paul Pauloffenberger (talk) 16:57, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi Niaz, thanks for your help. I have no idea how to get the photo of Draga Matkovic from the German wiki into the English version. Possibly you could kindly do this for me? I managed, however, to categorize and to put a link to the English version and to the German one on each version.

Thanks and greetings from Germany to your country.

Paul —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pauloffenberger (talkcontribs) 17:12, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Conversation with an Anonymous user[edit]

1. The official status of King's College London is "College of the University of London." Please see King's current Charter and the University of London Act. Also, please see King's website "About" section, the University of London website. Please aslo read the FAQ on King's College London's degree awarding powers. According to that official document, the new King's College London certificate will make clear that King's College London is a "Constitutent College" of the University of London.

2. There is no such thing as "Member" in the University of London structure. Affiliates are assigned into "Colleges"(Recognised Bodies) and "Institutes" of the School of Advanced Study. Please do not invent a "fact". Even LSE and the Institute of Education are formally classified as "Colleges" under the University statutes, though they do not necessarily have the name "College".

3. You may find it harsh to accept that King's, a university widely viewed as being in its own right, is constitutionally and officially a "constituent college" of the University of London. But this is nevertheless a fact, acknowledged by King's authorities, as well as mentioned its own degree certificates. There is no debate. It is also accepted by the University of London, of course. Wikipedia ought to present facts, but not opinions. Using the term "member" does not reflect the settled status of King's since 1836. King's is bound by all the ordinances, rules and statutes of the University of London. Please see also other wiki pages of the London colleges. Please do not invent the fake "member" category for the University of London. This is very misleading.

Thank you very much. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:52, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

I would like to request you to have a look at this debate on King's talk page. In addition, you may have a look here as well which may give you a better picture on how debatable this issue is. This is such a debatable issue that it became notable enough to have a standalone article on Wikipedia - see this : Third_oldest_university_in_England_debate. And, last but not the least, you said there is no debate! Can't you see, we are already debating!!! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 15:10, 22 January 2008 (UTC)


I've been trying to nominate [This article] for deletion for the past 20 minutes but I can't figure out how to get step 3 templating to work.Reinoe (talk) 16:24, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

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Your request[edit]

I'll work on the university list. I agree with your point about the NSU article - it needs a lot of clean-up. However, this article is not on my priority list at the moment - lot to do on broader and higher importance topics. Take care. Arman (Talk) 03:11, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Yep Bhaia :-). I am actually trying to finish remaining work with List of universities in Bangladesh so that I can fully concentrate on our core activity, i.e. Sundarbans and Cox's Bazar. In the mean time I requested Salman to collect reference and materials to improve Matiur Rahman and eventually we'll cover all the seven related articles. And about North South University, I just tried to draw your attention about what's happening there. Regards. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 12:28, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

speedy deletion[edit]

Speedy as non notable can only be used for the sort of articles specified in WP:CSD A7: people, groups of people: bands, clubs and similar organizations, webcontent. Not articles on general subjects such as Short Fiber Reinforced Blends. If you think it merits deletion, try afd or prod. DGG (talk) 17:06, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I was a bit confused about on which ground I would tag it. Your advise certainly help me to tag any article in future. Regards. Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 18:29, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

The Competition[edit]

Hi Niaz, we are now all set to move to the next phase of the competition that we discussed earlier on WikiProject Bangladesh Outreach page. For this purpose, I have started the Deshipidian 2008 page and have also drafted an email for mass circulation to promote the competition. Please review the page and the draft email and let me know if you have any comments. I'm proposing that we circulate the email widely starting February 1, 2008. In addition, if BDOSN can help promote this competition through some newspaper coverage that would be fantastic. Yours truly Arman (Talk) 09:21, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your response and enthusiasm about this competition. I believe we should be able to reach bulk of our target audiance through email and facebook - because after all we are looking for people who preferably have regular access to internet. But newspaper coverage will also certainly add value. Take care. Arman (Talk) 05:57, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

User talk:Ty 8000[edit]

Did you get any negative comments from Ty 8000? You put one of his pages up for deletion. Basketballone10 03:12, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

I haven't received any negative comment or response yet. But it seems that this user doesn't like people who tag his article for AfD and use to make negative comments and sometime do vandalism at their userpages. If it happens again, I'll make strong complain to ban him. Actually, he is still a kid! -- Cheers. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 10:20, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

deletion of page Alyson Hunter[edit]

Dear Niaz, I submitted my first page on the artist and poet Alyson Hunter and I am very suprised you put it up for deletion. she is very well known in London. yours 14:49, 29 January 2008 (UTC)Feministart

I am afraid, she isn't. Please place your arguments on the deletion debate page. Cheers. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 14:52, 29 January 2008 (UTC)



I was going to mark it for imagevio, but I think I should discuss with you first. I am very familiar with the image ... after all I have linked to it at the CSEBUET alumni site [1]. However, I do know that the image came from [2]. So, I'm a bit confused as to how you can claim ownership, and release it in PD. We can't really use this image ... :( . Please clarify this. Thanks. --Ragib (talk) 08:55, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Bhaia, I do agree that we cannot use this image :-(. I requested Shuman Bhaia (Shuman Kumar Nath) to send me an image representing all the members of BUET Bengal Tiger and he sent me this one. Actually it was my mistake that I didn't mention him to send me image from his personal collection. And I wasn't aware of its web presence as well. Please take necessary step to remove this copy. In the mean time I will request Shuman Bhaia once again to send me an image from his personal collection. It would be really nice if you also take an initiative to collect few free-image for this article. Regards, -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 12:00, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

About Alyson Hunter[edit]

Dear Niaz, The page on Alyson Hunter is so much better now and shows the power of Wikipedia to fill in information that I did not know about printmaking. Also I did not know protocol exactly. I hope you will consider keeping it as other people have made it really informative.Feministart (talk) 11:20, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, I'll get back to this article as soon as I can and also provide my feedback. Cheers. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 12:00, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

some refs re Alyson [Stoneman] Hunter

The Complete Guide to Prints and Printmaking Techniques and Materials Edited by John Lawson Phaidon Press Ltd 1981 ISBN 0714821845 Chapter 3, Intaglio Printing, Page 79, illustration, Alyson Stoneman

Newton, Charles. (1979)'Photography in Printmaking' V. and A. Museum, The Compton Press Ltd Wiltshire, Pitman Publishing Ltd London, P.29, 54. ISBN 273014706

Simmons, Rosemary (1980)'Collecting Original Prints'. Cassel Ltd. London. P.63. ISBN 0289709008 cheers Feministart (talk) 13:58, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

dictum de omni[edit]

what exactly is the problem with the "dictum de omni" entry? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Burket (talkcontribs) 17:06, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Revision of article EICASLAB[edit]

Caporaletti (talk) 19:00, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Dear Niaz, as indicated by you in a previous talk, I have deeply revised the content of the article EICASLAB by inserting in the article citations and references from reliable sources. Could you please revise the article again and tell me again your opinion?. Thank you very much for your help. Best regards, Gabriella


Hello! Glad you like it. In truth, I stole it from some other Wiki user, after reading this: Lame edit wars - Certified Gangsta. I can't believe that some admin threatened to ban him for it! And now there's a fair few people with that banner. Enjoy! Lugnuts (talk) 19:54, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

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Nahid wish you a happy valentine's day with love and friendship

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please read this. Regards --Tarif from Bangladesh (talk) 16:27, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi Niaz. Thanks for the Barnstar, replied in details on my talk page. Arman (Talk) 02:02, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

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No problem[edit]

Thanks for the clarification. May we all need to take a second look at fly-by tagging of articles. There are way too many mindless taggers all over the Wikipedia, some even using it as a tool to irritate others (trust me, I know, from a victims viewpoint). Aditya(talkcontribs) 16:15, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Try putting comments on the peer review page, instead of tagging an article that has gone through so much scrutiny and reviews so recently. I'll see what I can do about the Literature article. BTW, did you abandon the List of universities in Bangladesh? With a little more work put into it we could have another GA on the 'Pedia. Thanks. Aditya(talkcontribs) 11:43, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

List of assault rifles AfD[edit]

I have hastily knocked together a sample treatment of an alternative format for the aforementioned page and posted it to the article's talk page. As you have weighed in on the previous version, I would invite your comments on the alternate I am proposing. Do you think this would make the page more worth keeping? Is it worth the effort to redo the whole page? Is the whole concept a lost cause? Inquiring minds want to know. OlenWhitakertalk to me or don't • ♣ 20:21, 12 March 2008 (UTC) 20:21, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Geneva Green Market[edit]

What kind of reliable sources are you looking for for the Brad simon page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lakpr (talkcontribs) 12:04, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

It has already been deleted. I would strongly prefer you to see different policies of WP before creating any article that will for sure guide you on the right track. Thanks for your cooperation. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 14:11, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi Niaz bhayia, I'm bit busy these days and will have a look on them soon.--NAHID 19:54, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

No problem! Just take your time. This time I am very serious to organize this project and I think some enthusiastic editors have joined us recently who will surely keep this flag up. Since you are the most significant editor on Bangladeshi universities, I strongly prefer comments and guidelines from you for different articles. Moreover, I have seen the mild edit-war on AIUB article. I think through this collaboration we can also overcome those situations. I am eagerly waiting for your return. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 20:33, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Mickey Walker (football player)[edit]

A7? He played for the New York Giants! I know nothing about American football, and I've heard of them. Article also has an excellent reference, so obviously is not a hoax. It just needed a quick clean. J Milburn (talk) 22:35, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Ohh, thanks. It looked like a hoax but you identified it nicely. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 22:38, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Fascinating that someone from Ireland has read about the Norconian[edit]

Hello, was most interested to find you would like to delete my entry, didn't know that was how the system worked. The article as time permits will be fleshed out dramatically with the primary purpose being to let people know about one of the great California Historical Resources. Our reason is the main building is in terrible danger of being "demo'd by neglect" and we want people to know about the site and hopefully scream support.

The Norconian Resort (1928-1941) is a rather forgotten (though not lately), yet legendary site. In the last year it has gained a great deal of attention on a national level. The main building (club/hotel/meeting rooms/indoor pools/AAU outdoor qualifying pools) plus another building (Tea Room)rests within the confines of a state prison (California Rehabilitation Center), while sixteen other structures rest outside the prison within a Navy base (NAVSEA). All of these buildings, structures and features (a man made lake, Chauffeurs Quarters, Lake Pavilion,Tea House,garden bridge, original landscaping, etc.) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (always a basic place to start when doing professional research). Most amazing is all are still standing except a 19th building (laundry) which was torn down due to a Navy policy of when they build one building another has to come down. The one they chose was a magnificent example of Art Deco/Spanish Revival Architecture and designed by G. Stanley Wilson who was the last to work on the National Landmark Mission in Riverside, California.

In 1941 the United States Navy purchased the resort in Sept-Oct and on December 8,1941 the resort was commissioned the United States Naval Hospital in Corona (the hospital was actually in the town of Norco, but, the post was Corona based, so Corona). The first patients were from Pearl Harbor and literally were housed and treated in the luxurious rooms of the former resort. The facility was quickly altered and expanded to include isolation wards (the hospital was the designated national tubercular and malaria treatment center for the United States as well as the Naval Pacific Coast Polio facility, a 200,000sq ft ward addition (which was christened by Eleanor Roosevelt), a marvelous chapel, complete theater, gymnasium (where wheelchair basketball was born), a nurses quarters, corpsman quarters, etc. At the hospital's peak (1945) over 5000 patients were being treated. Many firsts occurred at the hospital; first use of penicillin for tubercular patients, first uses of polio vaccine outside of Pittsburgh, first hand held x-ray machines, etc. Many of the stars who frequented the resort now frequently entertained the patients. The hospital closed temporarily in 1949 and re-opened in 1950 for the Korean War. During this closure the Naval Weapons Assessment Center was born and soon became one of the finest top-secret think tanks in the nation. The hospital closed for good in 1957, however the Naval Assessment Center remained. In 1962, 94 northern acres were given to the state of California and on that site was born the California Rehabilitation Center; the first state funded addiction treatment program in the nation. This voluntary program (addicts had a choice of prison or CRC)moved into the old resort club house, the northern wards, north wing, chapel, gymnasium, nurses quarters, etc. Unfortunately, there was a battle of attitudes; correction version rehabilitation and corrections won. The prison quickly moved from low security to high medium and 5000 of the worst of the worst reside within truly historic walls. In 2004, the main clubhouse was abandoned and now sits behind twenty foot high fences. Water is destroying this amazing building.

At this point, I would recommend you go to and look at some of the media and information about the site.

Regarding documentation - The book you spoke of is based on exhaustive research (I literally reviewed every copy of three local papers from 1915-1955, and the two others to present day, over 80 interviews (including former guests, employees, corpsman, nurses, doctors, guards, administrators, programers, local, long time residents, and the family of Rex Clark who originally build the resort (his daughter (98) and grandson (74)). Further, over 2,500 hundred photos and negatives have been uncovered through all of the above and from the National Archives, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, UCLA, USC, Amateur athletic Foundation, Pittsburgh University and over 30 other libraries and special collections. Further, over 5000 historical documents have been uncovered that literally tell the story of the Norconian from beginning to end.

The brief blurb posted is minuscule given the tremendous history of the site who's National designation is the Lake Norconian Club Historic District. Recently, the California State Historic Preservation Commission gave support to expanding the National Register to include the Navy buildings (1941-1957), the early years of NAVSEA and the first 3 years of CRC and no doubt will support elevating status from a local level to National Landmark designation.

A great deal of this information is now online (though I probably know more than anyone about the site) and would recommend if truly interested to buy the book "The Norconian Resort". There are two other books due out with other publishers and a great deal of media (you might also purchase the "The Norconian" episode of California Gold with Huell Howser. norcobash - Kevin —Preceding unsigned comment added by Norcobash (talkcontribs) 23:33, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Dear Niaz[edit]

I would like to make a recommendation. I could not help but look into your past comments and recommendations to delete other entry's to Wikipedia and the responses from the authors you have challenged. I respectfully suggest you do some research prior to taking such action, as many of the listings you have challenged are extremely well known and most certainly fit the criteria necessary for listing. On the other hand, generally speaking, soccer stadiums and such do not (though I suppose on an extremely minor and local level they might have significance, however, in my neck of the woods there are at least ten major stadiums, but, only one Norconian in the nation). The Norconian Resort, though unknown in some ways, has had an extraordinary amount of major publicity (70+ articles, major television coverage, magazines, etc) in the last year on a national (US) level and most certainly in the rather large state of California. There are numerous references on line and a very accessible website. This historic district is home to a building that is simply magnificent and it is a miracle that it still exists at all(with chandeliers still hanging from the ceilings and gold leaf on the walls). The designers were the most prominent in the nation and sadly most of their work has been torn down. Dwight Gibbs the designer of the club house is virtually forgotten despite a prolific career as is golf course designer John Duncan Dunn. Historically, if you were a diver or swimmer on the US Olympic team in 1928, 1932, 1936 or canceled 1940, you competed at the Norconian. The pools were the first outdoor AAU qualifying pools in Southern California and the day they opened unknown Cecily Cuhna set the world record for the 500 meter swim. The airfield was not only used by Will Rogers, but Amelia Earhart, Wallace Beery, Jimmy Doolittle, Eddi Rickenbacker and Charles Lindberg. The listing in Wikipedia is specifically designed to attract attention to save club house from destruction and my hope will not be deleted based on what appears to be a whim. I would recommend you purchase the book The Norconian Resort and you will discover a truly amazing place.

Respectfully Kevin Bash —Preceding unsigned comment added by Norcobash (talkcontribs) 00:43, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Before you advise me on how to work on Wikipedia, I strongly prefer you to visit my other nominations on this very page. This is the only nomination that was challenged. I have been working here as a good-nominator for a long time. I don't have that prejudice that I will keep supporting my own nomination even if it is wrong. In past, whenever I found my mistake or someone showed me that I was wrong, I instantly withdrawn my nomination and I readily helped active editors of that article in whatever the way I could. I am here for the betterment of Wikipedia and not for any personal reason. You are new here and I am sure gradually you'll understand how does it actually work. One little advise from my side. Try to be tolerant. As far I know Ireland is a part of the world and interment makes it so small that you can be anywhere in this world just by a mouse click :-). Oh, by the way, don't try to send any further request to retrieve my user-account password. Trust me, it won't help you at all. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 09:13, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Your Request for Rollback[edit]

Niaz, per your request on WP:RFR, I have enabled your account with the rollback feature. Please read documentation on the tool, and remember that it is to be used for the removal of vandalism only—it must not be used to aid edit warring.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at my talk page. AGK § 12:49, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

What is a user password?[edit]

As you stated Ireland has the internet and a simple mouseclick would indeed have let you know a great deal about the subject that I have written; for instance the listing of the resort on the National Register which has just about as stringent a requirement for notibility as any in the world - most certainly far beyond most standards. Respectfuly, not many soccer stadiums make that relatively small catalog. Unlike your mis-step, my ignorant and arrogant mistake was too quickly attempting to list a topic with the notion I could take my time before such odd scrutiny would take place. I am still not happy with the listing, but, given this unfamiliar terrain and your call for deletion, I felt my notibility standard must be made apparent very quickly. I am assuming from your response, we have an understanding about my listing.

Given your comment regarding a "user password", I would again recommend you research before you speak. I take what I do very seriously whether listed in wikipedia or in any information forum and my goal is not to see whether my research will stand up and make wikipedia a better tool, but, will stand up anywhere. Regarding a "user password" I have no idea what you are referring to unless, as I clumsily navigated to communicate with you I unknowingly pushed some button that triggered heaven knows what. Most assuredly I had no intent to glean such information much less the knowledge to do so; quite honestly I suspect you are aware of that. Perhaps someone else offended by your quick judgement? I respectfully stand behind my earlier comments that your past statements should be looked at (I have no idea by who) and hope you will elevate your comments and actions quite a distance upward to a more scholarly plateau.

Regarding tolerance, we're pretty friendly in these parts and generally greet the new kids on the block with a friendly howdy and show them the ropes. "Deletion" is a pretty cold word and it's use has dimmed my excitement about listing with wikipedia. However, as you might have read, I received some pretty informative and friendly greetings from others and will very quickly take their advice. You might want to follow your own advice regarding tolerance and perhaps follow the lead of those other wikipedia users. cheers--Norcobash (talk) 12:52, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for spending your time to write above statement though I didn't go through it at all. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 13:00, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm sure you didn't. You're a piece of work, pity such a terrific tool as wikipedia tolerates such behavior. cheers--Norcobash (talk) 13:11, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Could you please stop leaving me messages! I have nominated an article (that you created) for AfD and explained each and every reason on its AfD entry. Note that this not the first time I am tagging any article and I have done hundreds of such tagging. I have a goodwill for my AfD tagging activity and nobody ever charged me that I did it personally. I even do not know you and it is a part of our effort to keep Wikipedia clean from vanity and non-notable articles. If you continue posting this kind of message, I'll have to complain about you to the admins which may result a temporary block of your user-account. Thanks for showing interest to come and contribute on Wikipedia, but please do it in a polite way. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 13:19, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

During our exchanges I was accused of attempting to access someone else’s username, it was claimed I suggested a personal interest as motive for a deletion nomination, and it was inferred that my responses in answer to messages received were in some way a kind of overboard harassment from thin air. Then, I am asked to be polite? I encourage a review of our exchanges. Clearly, there is an error in perception of fact.

Finally, a threat was made. If the wikipedia overseers will in fact do improper due diligence and believe absurd, verifiably untrue accusations to give the boot, so be it.

My problem with the deletion nomination is one of due diligence and disrespect of another’s work and history. Several others contacted me and rather than simply delete, were extremely helpful and quite kind. I respectfully suggest that a review of those exchanges might be prudent and, again respectfully, ask that contact never again be made under any circumstance, particularly with threats, particularly with threats. My hope is we are done here. Cheers--Norcobash (talk) 02:52, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Court Theatre (Chicago)[edit]

I added some references to Court Theatre (Chicago) which should help to establish notability. Could you please take another look at the article? --Eastmain (talk) 19:29, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I've replied on the AfD discussion. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 19:55, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

About Scott Etches[edit]

Scott Etches is a publically elected official and to submit that it get deleted simply because he had previously lost an eleciton is a red herring argument. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DangerRus (talkcontribs) 20:33, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Actually I didn't tag him as he became last. What I tried to mean is, that is the only notability (!) he achieved. And unfortunately this is not sufficient to pass WP:BIO. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 23:23, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Regarding the format of Bangla Literature[edit]

I support your proposal, though it may not be final. But your thinking is better than the present. Wish your good luck and good work. --Librarianpmolib (talk) 08:16, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your feedback. Since it is a vast and one of the most important fields related to Bangladesh, I strongly believe that this article should be in a better condition, thus I have started working on it. As library is a part of your life, I think, you can help me most. I am also a library lover and formed my small library when I was in class eight in 1996. Over the last 12 years it became a large home-library covering three walls of my room with a 3 rack, 24 feet book shelf. Apart from this one, I have a large E-book collection for English literature mainly. I would love to meet you someday when I'll be back in Bangladesh and would also love to invite you in my library. Can I get your email address so that we can communicate in a faster way? You may catch me on Gmail and Google talk through my gmail id given on my userpage. Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 11:21, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Brad Simon[edit]

Hi Niaz -

I have written a response to your thoughts on Brad Simon's article on his talk page and look forward to your feedback. I am new to Wikipedia, so it is helpful.

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lakpr (talkcontribs) 20:58, 18 March 2008 (UTC)


The article Yak-poo-poo has been deleted as it is clearly nonsense. For articles like that I suggest adding the tag {{db-nonsense}} rather than go through an AFD procedure. An admin will examine it and probably delete. Thanks. DJ Clayworth (talk) 14:29, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Message[edit]

Hi Niaz! Glad to hear that you're back! :-) - Unfortunately, Wikipedia has currently exhausted me and I have a lot of things going on in real life so I won't be able to help out too much at the moment. My apologies. Thanks for the kind words and, again, welcome back! Have fun :-) ScarianCall me Pat 16:06, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

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I'm trying to save my entry. Yes, it is a company, but a notable one. You can walk into any bookstore around the world and see my picture in two books, The Absolut Book, and Absolut Sequel. Please google "David Warren" and "Absolut" Also, our work for Presidential Candidate John Edwards was very notable. Please see links on talk page. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dswarren (talkcontribs) 17:33, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

I'll check it later. Thanks and cheers. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 19:01, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

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Deshipedian:The next steps[edit]

Please take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh/Competition#The next phase of the Competition and provide your comments there. Arman (Talk) 07:18, 27 March 2008 (UTC)


Should you add the universities in list which are identified as unapproved by the government? Or you can just put that list too... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dearshamim (talkcontribs) 10:38, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

We have only listed those universities that are established under Private University Act 1992 or different public universities law except IUT which is an international university established by OIC instead of Government of Bangladesh. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 20:34, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Bradley D. Simon[edit]

Hi Niaz - Hope all is well! You nominated Bradley D. Simon's article for deletion a couple of weeks ago. Since then, there have been siginificant edits, so I was wondering if you would reconsider your thoughts on its status? Thank you for taking the time to help improve Brad Simon's entry. --JG (````) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lakpr (talkcontribs) 18:14, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your effort on Bradley D. Simon article. I have replied on AfD discussion page. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 20:31, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Niaz! I'm so glad you think it is better now and I appreciate your help. (talk) 20:40, 27 March 2008 (UTC)JG
One more thing, do I need to do anything to try and get it unlisted as AFD? Lakpr (talk) 20:59, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
You are most welcome. Just keep the tag as it is. One admin will come and remove it as per wikipedia policies. Feel free to buzz me if you feel like asking me any question in future. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 22:14, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Trinity Dublin.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Trinity Dublin.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 00:42, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Self-nomination :-D -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 15:19, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Re:About List of universities in Bangladesh[edit]

I have re-reviewed it, and I have put support, i did that yesterday, mayby you missed it.--TrUCo-X 15:06, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. Actually today I didn't refresh this page and it showed me an older version. Anyway, I am really happy that you supported this nomination and also feel that it meets most of the necessary corrections recommended by you and other editors. Hope to get such constructive suggestions from you again on my other nominations in future. Cheers! -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 15:17, 29 March 2008 (UTC)