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To John Carter and others who have made the project start just that little bit easier - please note that the project page and portal page and a few other places will have general news about the start up in the near future -SatuSuro 01:05, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Some help needed[edit]

The importance part is working - anyone for fixing up the assessment 'other bit'? viz  ?? SatuSuro 13:35, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Accomplished. Do you want the image from the member template substituted into the banner, maybe in place of the image on the left? I've always found it works best if only a single image is used in the main project templates, it might help reduce confusion. John Carter (talk) 21:35, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
Please if you can - yes!! thnx for the rest SatuSuro 23:41, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

North Asia[edit]

Perhaps there should be a taskforce for North Asia? Russia is also in Europe, Central Asia and East Asia... defining a North Asia area might be good for articles. (talk) 18:46, 7 November 2010 (UTC)


Template:RegionsofAsia.png has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 05:36, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Asia will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Asia's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:26, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Burma → Myanmar requested-move notification[edit]

A requested move survey has been started (by Marcus Qwertyus (talk)) at Talk:Burma, which proposes to move:

Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. — P.T. Aufrette (talk) 22:43, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Portal:Geography at portal peer review[edit]

Portal:Geography is now up for portal peer review, the review page is at Wikipedia:Portal peer review/Geography/archive1. I've put a bit of effort into this as part of a featured portal drive related to portals linked from the top-right corner of the Main Page, and feedback would be appreciated prior to featured portal candidacy. Thank you for your time, — Cirt (talk) 21:03, 12 November 2012 (UTC)


Hi gang. Timur is in dire need of a cleanup and additional citations that dont simply recount his brutality. Heeeeeelp :) PortlandOregon97217 (talk) 01:44, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Palestine at Asia topic[edit]

An ongoing discussion at Asia topic template talk page is proposing to change the redirection target of "Palestine" from "Palestinian territories" to "State of Palestine" at Template:Asia topic. Thank you.Greyshark09 (talk) 13:56, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Portal:Geography for featured portal consideration[edit]

I've nominated Portal:Geography for featured portal candidacy, discussion is at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Geography. Thank you for your time, — Cirt (talk) 21:26, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Citation templates[edit]

I would like to improve direct support of Asian language titles in citation templates. See Module talk:Citation/CS1/Feature requests#Asian titles. I would welcome the input of anyone with expertise in this area. --  Gadget850 (Ed) talk 19:54, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Culture of Asia[edit]

Culture of Asia has been requested to be renamed, see talk:Culture of Asia -- (talk) 05:23, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Islamic Azad University Khorasgan Branch Isfahan[edit]

We need help wikifying and reviewing Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Islamic Azad University Khorasgan Branch Isfahan. WikiProject Iran seems semi-active so I'm requesting help here. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 03:08, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Postal Authority[edit]

Please try to improve the following article. As the wikiproject have lack of active members.

Regards Rahman.safwan (talk) 07:29, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Asia templates up for deletion[edit]

Several Asia templates are up for deletion, see Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 August 27 -- (talk) 05:17, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

also Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_August_26 -- (talk) 05:41, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
also Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_August_29 -- (talk) 10:36, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
also Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_August_30 -- (talk) 15:03, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
also Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_August_31 -- (talk) 00:51, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bang Habib article.[edit]

Hello. I've just recently nominated Bang Habib and Eri Satria to the AfD board because I feel that these two articles, created by SaidMuqaffa (talk · contribs), don't really look like legit articles with no reliable links and sources to prove their existence. The Bang Habib article even looks like a partial copy-edit because its infobox has TV3 Sweden's logo. I'm not from Indonesia myself to forward any more proof other than my hunches, so I'm asking any good and credible user from Indonesia, especially from Langsa, where the two "stations" are allegedly based, to have their say. I've already forwarded this to the Wikiproject Indonesia discussion page, but I also want to reach out to anyone who also lurks here for further assistance. I appreciate your help. Thanks! - 上村七美 (Nanami-chan) | talkback | contribs 11:55, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Iraqi Kurdistan level of autonomy[edit]

A "Request for Comments" has been opened at Iraqi Kurdistan talk page, whether to include Iraqi Kurdistan region as part of the list of political entities in Asia. The question is whether Iraqi Kurdistan is of similar status of autonomy as Hong Kong and Macau, to be included in template:Asia topic. Please discuss at Iraqi Kurdistan talk page.GreyShark (dibra) 14:24, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Lao speakers: Lao article on Lao Airlines Flight 301 needed[edit]

Lao Airlines Flight 301 does not yet have an article on Lao. Lao speakers need to write an article on it on the Lao Wikipedia. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:14, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect Info -- the "List of Largest Asian Cities"[edit]

In this wiki article of "Largest Asian Cities," there is no listing of Chongqing China, with a metro area population of 28.8 million (2010 data). This places Chongqing as the 2nd largest under Tokyo. Tokyo's 38 million figure uses its metro area, and Chongqing should be treated accordingly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:31, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

CfD discussion for societies and cultures[edit]

There is a discussion going on right now at WP:Categories for discussion that involves changing the category names for all cultures, from, for example, "Afghan society" to "Society of Afghanistan". I can see that next will be changing "German culture" to "Culture of Germany" and the like. This would be for all ethnicities, nationalities and cultures.
If you would like to weigh in, the conversation is occurring at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 March 27#Society by country.

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Asia may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:10, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Asia at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

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Adikhajuria (talk) 09:18, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Template:Post-Cold War Asian conflicts[edit]

I created this template as the sister of Template:Post-Cold War European conflicts. I still have trouble listing conflicts located in Asia due to geographical complexities. And I don't want to list too many. --George Ho (talk) 08:32, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

I created Category:Asia articles needing expert attention for making Category:Western Asia articles needing expert attention a child of it. Category:Asia articles needing expert attention will maybe be populated in the future, and might be of interest to your WikiProject. Iceblock (talk) 02:22, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Why is RoC different to Kosovo?[edit]

I've opened a discussion at Talk: Taiwan about how to describe the Republic of China consistent with how Wikipedia describes other partially recognised states like Kosovo. Participation welcomed. Frenchmalawi (talk) 19:17, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Input needed[edit]

Please see Talk:Rice Paddy Hat#Page move from Conical Asian hat to Rice Paddy Hat. Many thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:24, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


See this discussion: Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_February_26#Category:Indochina. There is apparently a need for an article about Indochina as a regional name that is still being used (so not just a historical/colonial name), is someone willing to give it a start? Marcocapelle (talk) 08:29, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

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Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific[edit]

This article is listed as being within the scope of this Wikiproject. Does anybody have experience working with these kinds of articles? It's somewhat readable up until Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific#The Top 10 Super Conglomerates where in turns in long lists and tables of information seemingly unrelated at all to the subject of the article. It's almost as if multiple unrelated articles have been mashed together. Does anyone have any suggestions on how this might be improved? - Marchjuly (talk) 14:25, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Ulan Bator listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Palestine listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Palestine (disambiguation) listed at Requested moves[edit]


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