User talk:Zozo2kx/Archives/2008

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Hey welcome

Welcome to wikipedia. This is me Hakeem. Seems you're on role I saw your contribs IMPRESSIVE. Keep it up. (if you need help, post me at my talk page). Hakeem.gadi (talk) 14:48, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Arab summits

Hey that's an excellent idea. I am on. Hakeem.gadi (talk) 09:19, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Arabic scripts

Thanks for adding the Arabic scripts to Ibrahim Touqan, al-Qarara and Wadi as-Salqa (I really wanted them for a while). If it's not too much trouble, could you add the Arabic script to Omar al-Qattan, Talal Arslan and Samih al-Qasim and if possible Jacir Palace (Qasr Jacir) whenever you have the time. Thanks! --Al Ameer son (talk) 20:34, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Done ;) --Yazan (talk) 07:55, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot man! --Al Ameer son (talk) 23:18, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again, but could I get the Arabic script for Mabahith and Wadi al-Far'a. --Al Ameer son (talk) 15:50, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Anytime, ;) --Yazan (talk) 16:26, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm glad you're not too bothered because I saw that the Qumran article has the Hebrew spelling but not the Arabic. The name sounds Arabic, next to the name is Khirbet and its in the West Bank, so I think the Arabic spelling is needed and put before the Hebrew. --Al Ameer son (talk) 07:16, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm happy to help in any capacity I can. Don't hesitate to let me know whenever you need Arabic scripts. Cheers. --Yazan (talk) 13:20, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Shukran y'akhi. Could I get one for Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni and Judean Mountains. The latter would be Jabal al-Khalil in Arabic. --Al Ameer son (talk) 21:01, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons

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Hello! I saw that you wrote on Image:Al-ulshi.jpg "[]. Used with permission, as long as website is noted as source." Do you have a copy of the email send given you permission to use the image? Please send it to OTRS team. See more information on WP:OTRS. --Sdrtirs (talk) 08:18, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Ata al-Ayyubi.jpg

Ok, two questions- firstly, where does the site give the permission? Secondly, how are you so sure that the site owns the copyright anyway? I don't personally think it's their permission to give. J Milburn (talk) 10:40, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

This also applies to Image:Taj al-Din al-Hasani.jpg, and every images you have uploaded since the second of June. Please reply, it would be best to get to the bottom of this so that the images need not be deleted. J Milburn (talk) 10:45, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
The email I forwarded was an exchange between me and Sami Moubayed, who is the owner of the site, and he clearly gave me permission for the use of these photos. Sami Moubayed, who is a very well known syrian scholar (see here,, has acquired the photos from their original owners (mostly descendants from the people mentioned, as is clear on the about page on the site, This is Sami's personal website (, you may contact him and clear this out. You can see that I put quite an effort into standardizing all these articles, I really would like to prove that these photos are legally used, in anyway possible. Yazan (talk) 11:59, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah, this all sounds pretty legitimate then. Could you please forward the email to OTRS as explained here with an explanation of which images it applies to and what you just explained to me? That way, the exact details of the copyright of the images is available to the Wikimedia Foundation. J Milburn (talk) 15:46, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Has the email been forwarded? J Milburn (talk) 16:44, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it's settled. I need to re-tag the photos with "Public Domain-Syria" but the thing the PD-Syria template from the wikimedia commons website (like in this photo, does not work on Wikipedia photos... What should I do? --Yazan (talk) 16:55, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
If they're public domain, perhaps it would be better to just upload them to Commons anyway? After all, they have the tag there, and if you upload them there, editors on other projects can easily use them. J Milburn (talk) 16:11, 12 June 2008 (UTC)


Greetings Yazan! Some WP ARAB members and I decided to start a page to request Arabic scripts for articles. You've been a great help in this field and we would be delighted if you volunteered. If you decide to, list your name at the "Volunteers" section of the page. Cheers! --Al Ameer son (talk) 03:32, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

P.S. If you are not a member, please join! Arab-related articles on wikipedia need all the help possible. You could join at the member's page. --Al Ameer son (talk) 03:34, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Would love to. I put my name in both, WP-Arab and the volunteer section... cheers! --Yazan (talk) 04:55, 16 June 2008 (UTC)


There's no alif in the plural? I'm so used to seeing alifs in plurals. Badagnani (talk) 04:55, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

No this one is called Jame' Takseer (Broken Plural), it is an irregular kind of plural.

Hey, could you help me review this article Abdulsalam haykal —Preceding unsigned comment added by Quinn56 (talkcontribs) 17:51, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Hey, could you help me review the following article Abdulsalam haykal Quinn56 (talk) 17:53, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you. Just phoned him. He was really pissed off there was an entry on Wikipedia. He said if there is anything he wanted that public it was what he wrote. I was equally pissed off and didn't hide it, as he didn't make any effort to hide his anger. What's the deal? Thank you anyway. Quinn56 (talk) 18:44, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Abu Firas al-Hamdani

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Embassy of Russia in Damascus

Hi Zozo2kx, thanks firstly for your Arabic translations in a couple of the Russia-Syria related articles. In relation to Embassy of Russia in Damascus, I am trying to source information on the chancery (this being the building in which the embassy is located). As I don't speak Arabic, and it is likely that notable information on the building, such as built when, architect, history of building, etc, would be in Arabic, would you be so kind as to do a search for information for me on this, and either add it to the article, or post links etc and I can possibly use Google translate for the Arabic-English and garnish information that way. Also, are you in Damascus yourself? If so, do you or someone you know may be in the position to take a photo of the chancery for use in the article? Cheers --Россавиа Диалог 14:32, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

I will try to find some stuff about it, right now I am traveling though. I am not based in Damascus, but I will be there next month, and will take a photo of the building. Yazan (talk) 05:23, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Deletion discussion

A category that you created (Syrian political prisoners) was suggested to be deleted (please see end of this discussion).Biophys (talk) 22:32, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Just saying Hi to a fellow atheist

Hi!--Againme (talk) 16:32, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Category:Cyprus–Syrian relations

Hi; is this category name a typo? Shouldn't it be Category:Cyprus–Syria relations, like the other ones? Good Ol’factory (talk) 23:07, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Oops, that's a typo. Thanks for the tip. I cant delete the category, can you please fix it? Thanks. Yazan (talk) 04:29, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Sure, I'll change it based on your saying it's OK to go ahead and do so. Good Ol’factory (talk) 04:34, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Done; thanks! Good Ol’factory (talk) 04:36, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks. Yazan (talk) 04:37, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


I don't understand what the point of the disambiguation page at +963 is, since there's only one item. Why not just redirect to Telephone numbers in Syria, to follow the pattern of +44, +91, and others? —KCinDC (talk) 08:54, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Point taken. Yazan (talk) 09:02, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

October 2008

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Syria GA

No problem, Syria reaching GA status is very important to me and to the Arab World WikiProject and I will certainly help make it reach that status. I made some expansions in the early Islamic era, but I haven't looked at the rest of the article. Also, I was never involved in editing articles on countries, so this will be kind of new to me as well. I will notify WikiProject Arab World, hopefully we could get some additional help and advice there. Ma' as-Salamey --Al Ameer son (talk) 04:46, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


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Alla ykhallili hal zaka

Wlak ya 3ab2ari zamanak 7atta tehjayet el asami sar fiyya 3alwake wni2ash wbedda istifta'? el bani adam men bet el hesari men wen 6le3tlli bel husri? alla yhannik bi hal common pronunciation wla ye7ermak men hal zaka. HD86 (talk) 12:33, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

stop messing with people's work

zozo, no one gave you a right to take people's work and put it where you wish! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:02, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

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Request to move article Pakistani - Syrian relations incomplete

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Arabic script for mosques in Nablus

Salaam man! Could I get the Arabic scripts for the Great Mosque of Nablus and al-Khadra Mosque. --Al Ameer son (talk) 20:13, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

  •  Done. Yazan (talk) 09:27, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks so much brother. --Al Ameer son (talk) 22:01, 30 December 2008 (UTC)