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WikiProject Lebanon (Rated Project-class)
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Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject[edit]

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

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Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 16:52, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Huge tangle of Lebanon diaspora categories, titles[edit]

Not sure if this helps since this is not a busy page, but just wanted to note that Category:Lebanese diaspora and its related cats are a tangled mess. There seems to be substantial conflation between "Lebanese diaspora", "Lebanese emigrants", "Lebanese expatriates", and "Lebanese communities outside of Lebanon". I'm sure there are slight differences, but all of these get used wholesale on articles about the diaspora.

Note also in Category:Lebanese diaspora by country (which I had to create since Lebanon, of all countries, lacked this category) that there's no standardization as to whether it should be "Lebanese American" or "Lebanese people in Germany", "Lebanese migration to Paraguay", or "Egyptian people of Lebanese origin". Maybe it's not possible to have just one title format, but four seems excessive. Just noting here for the record. MatthewVanitas (talk) 10:08, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

MatthewVanitas actually I feel that Lebanese emigrants should be redirected to Lebanese diaspora, and the same for Lebanese communities outside of Lebanon. What are your suggestions? Maybe we can tackle this together because as of right now the categories are much too numerous and are incomplete in this way. LebaneseBebe (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:57, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
@LebaneseBebe: this is just my initial idea, but I'd suggest that anything about groups of people be put under "diaspora" categories, and individual people be put as emigrants. Though re the latter an "emigrant" would have to be someone who personally emigrated, not someone like a Lebanese-American person who was born in the US. I'm open to idea from others, but as noted there is just a lot of overlap and redundancy. I'll try to take a look later and get a more cogent strategy. If we want to do something that involves moving a lot of articles I suggest we ask WP:CFD to do it automatically rather than re-categorize hundreds of articles. Can you take a quick look and maybe propose just a few key category title-formats we should use, and which ones should be deleted or merged into the proper ones? MatthewVanitas (talk) 23:01, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
@MatthewVantis:some of those are good suggestions. What I am thinking of doing is writing down all of the Lebanese “people”/group categories and then figuring out a way to organize it. As for “emigrants” there will be an issue there. Because while some of us such as myself are considered first generation Americans, we are still second generation immigrants. Along with the fact that most of us have (birth right) Lebanese citizenship through our paternal line. But there is a way to organize it, I’ve noticed redundant categories such as Lebanese Americans vs Americans of Lebanese descent, etc. LebaneseBebe (talk) 00:27, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
@LebaneseBebe: I think as an initial step we can consider using CFD to delete/merge the category Category:Lebanese communities outside Lebanon, as I don't see any reason that's not redundant to Category:Lebanese diaspora by country. I have proposed a merge here: Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 March 24. MatthewVanitas (talk) 01:04, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
@MatthewVanitas: I totally support merging Category:Lebanese communities outside Lebanon with Lebanese Diaspora. That is an obvious and unnecessary redundancy. LebaneseBebe (talk) 01:16, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of “Lebanese Communities outside of Lebanon”[edit]

This is a notification that a request has been made to have Category:Lebanese communities outside Lebanon merged with a new page Category:Lebanese diaspora by country. The request was made by MatthewVanitas, after some discussion. We feel that there were some redundancies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LebaneseBebe (talkcontribs) 03:41, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

I would like to start a new wikiproject[edit]

Please let me know if you are interested. Looking for members. LebaneseBebe (talk) 22:11, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

@LebaneseBebe:, what is the topic of your proposed WikiProject? I would also note that a lot of current WikiProjects are under-utilized, so are you quite sure that your topic would not be better off within an existing WikiProject? MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:05, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
@MatthewVanitas: you actually inspired this idea (every other diaspora group has a page/category categorized as diaspora by country), lol. I am sure that this current project would not be better utilized under other wiki projects. I have also attempted to reach out to other people. And I am willing to completely take this on myself. I would like to create a WikiProject Phoenicia, or WikiProject Ancient Phoenicia. It was a long spanning empire, with roots to modern civilizations and countries, it deserves a category of its own. It’s significant enough in terms of colonization, empire, imperialism, and -linguistics-. I can make a number of arguments for it, we have pages for ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and even modern Hebrew. LebaneseBebe (talk) 00:12, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Further work needed on Lebanese general election, 2018[edit]

Input requested, at Talk:Lebanese general election, 2018 --Soman (talk) 07:24, 2 April 2018 (UTC)