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Wenak ya zalame[edit]

Good to see you pop in, old friend. Hopefully we can see more of you around here, your presence has been sorely missed. --Al Ameer (talk) 17:55, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Keefak ya Ameer? :) I am well. Just got a bit eaten up by work, moving to another continent and changing my profession. But I am always lurking around (I stalk your page because that's where the most interesting stuff seems to happen), and I'm always amazed by the work you're doing here. I hope to contribute a bit more now, but we'll see. It's great to hear from you Ameer. Yazan (talk) 20:27, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Incidentally, I just finished reading this book, and there's a large chapter on Al-Makzun al-Sinjari a very important poet/military leader in the history of Alawites, and I am very surprised that there's no article on him here. Perhaps that's something we can work on (slowly). Yazan (talk) 20:49, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Glad to hear things are ok. I really look forward to collaborating on articles again. As for al-Makzun, I'll see what I can find and we can get a draft page going. Salaamat y'akhi, --Al Ameer (talk) 21:21, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Perfect. I created a draft here. Take a look at this book as well, seems to have a detailed biography on him too. Ebook here. Yazan (talk) 22:26, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
You're impressive Ameer! We have an article :) I just added a few more details from Winter. I changed the birth date of Makzun to Winter's date (it corroborated better with the Arabic sources I found), and amended the place of death as well. I also added a legacy section.Yazan (talk) 21:50, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
It was a pleasure, always glad to learn something new about our history. And good work yourself. You should nominate it for DYK if you feel it's ready to be moved. I'll try to expand it further within the next two days. I think there should be more info about his theological/scholarly contributions to the Alawite faith and about his poetry. Cheers, --Al Ameer (talk) 05:02, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
I'll sleep on it for a day or two for now. It still needs a more suitable lede, and perhaps some c/e. But for now, take a look at this book. Will be very useful if we want to get back into that white whale. ;) Yazan (talk) 21:04, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for this! I've been waiting for your return to restart that project ;) As for al-Makzun, I planned on editing the article more today, but might have to push that till tomorrow or the day after. In any case, the lead will be easy. --Al Ameer (talk) 21:18, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Al Ameer son:, I moved the article to main space, here. I did a QPQ here, feel free to nominate now :). It's always a pleasure working with you. P.S. I moved the Umayyad Mosque article to draft here, so we can work on it slowly. Yazan (talk) 10:39, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Yazan, unless I'm mistaken, after all the new DYK rules, the nominator has to do his own QPQ, meaning only you'd be able to use your review. Thus, you should probably make the DYK nomination, and as far as hooks are concerned, I'd think "... al-Makzun al-Sinjari is 'perhaps the most prominent individual in Alawite history'" would be the most suitable, or perhaps an ALT hook about how he came from Sinjar to relieve the Alawites of the Latakia mountains after many were killed celebrating Nowruz, or something along those lines. --Al Ameer (talk) 18:16, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
 Done - Template:Did you know nominations/Al-Makzun al-Sinjari. Yazan (talk) 20:57, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Al-Makzun al-Sinjari[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 2 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Al-Makzun al-Sinjari, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that al-Makzun al-Sinjari is "perhaps the most prominent individual in Alawite history"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Al-Makzun al-Sinjari. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Al-Makzun al-Sinjari), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 12:12, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

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2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

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Precious five years![edit]

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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:41, 26 September 2017 (UTC)