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Welcome to Meta!

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Hello, باسم. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 10:18, 9 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

SUL

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Hi, in order to be eligible to vote in the Steward elections, you need to have a global account (or an account on Meta with user page linked to your main wiki, and a link to your meta account from your home wiki user page). You currently don't have a global account yet, but you can create one by visiting Special:MergeAccount. Alternatively you can add a link to your meta user page on your ar.wikipedia page of course. --MF-W 22:24, 9 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

Global renamer

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Welcome. You are a global renamer now. If you have any doubt, please don't be afraid to ask. Trijnstel will email you in order to add you to the global renamers mailing list. Matiia (talk) 15:44, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

All done now. :-) Tnx. Trijnsteltalk 21:31, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply
Welcome! —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:26, 18 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Rename me please

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Can you please rename me to C_abr Thank you Chantalduboisadam (talk) 02:31, 16 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

Presenting Community Engagement Insights survey report: Tuesday, October 10, 1600 UTC

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Hi باسم,
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We will be hosting a public event online to present the data, a few examples on how teams will be using it for annual planning, and what are next steps for this project. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at 9:00 am PST (1600 UTC), and the presentation will be in English. You can watch the livestream here, and ask question via IRC on #wikimedia-office.

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We hope to have you join us online! -- María Cruz 23:28, 2 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

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Renaming

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Assalaam o Alaikum I have favour, I want you to rename me to کيشر سپاہ.

DarSahab (talk) 07:39, 27 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

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Do you have EasternBloc BorderChange38-48 without names?

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hello Bassem! i need your help... im making this file's turkish version, this file: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EasternBloc_BorderChange38-48.svg, this is the WIP version of turkish verison: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQSbVqQWVuU5nQfGgNVy1oSeIAIYYozU/view?usp=sharing . can you send me your work without names? this is your work: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EasternBloc_BorderChange38-48-ar.svg . my english is bad, hope to you understand me. also you know turkish, kolay gelsin! :DDDD Modern primat (talk) 22:28, 5 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Modern primat:, I created this blank map for you to use. I know just a little Turkish which is not enough to formulate a useful sentence --باسم (talk) 00:02, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
thank you......... Modern primat (talk) 16:45, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
look: @باسم: :DDD https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EasternBloc_BorderChange38-48-tr.png Modern primat (talk) 23:34, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Modern primat: good job. But you have to use the same license as the original file. Always do that when you translate a map on commons. Regards--باسم (talk) 23:46, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
@باسم: done, also look: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EasternBloc_BorderChange38-48-Blank-Latin.png. again, thank you for helping me, have a nice LIFE!! :))) Modern primat (talk) 23:52, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Modern primat: you are welcome bro--باسم (talk) 23:54, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

تراجع عن الصفحة

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السلام عليكم. لماذا تستمر في التراجع عن تعديلاتي على صفحة جمهورية مصر؟--D4rkRR9 (talk) 12:49, 18 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Helwe

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[1]. Thank you for your reply. I'm asking all of these questions, because a native Arabic speaker calls me "ya Helwe" - whenever he sees me - even though he knows I'm not a girl. Additionally, I'm fairly sure I don't look like a girl. He also knows I'm not an Arabic speaker, so I wonder why he speaks this way.

Actually my three questions at the Arabic reference desk were intended to estimate - why he says "ya helwe" (as a feminime form) rather than the expected "ya helu" (as a masculine form), so I thought I could get the answer from any native speaker - who can answer my questions at the Arabic reference desk.

So, as I understand now from your answer, when "ya here" refers to a person - it can't refer to a boy (grammatically speaking), can it? Additionally, it can't mean "candy" (because he doesn't pronounce it "helwa" but rather "here"), can it? 11:50, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

No it can't refer to a man or mean candy. This person might just be messing around thinking he is funny or trying to annoy you for some reason. I'm not sure if his intention is sexual harassment because this word can be used among friends or school kids just as a way to mess with each other, a harmless way if you know what a mean, as you know from the person's tone that he is only joking or wants to harmlessly annoy you. But it can also be a type of verbal sexual harassment. I Guess you have to be the judge depending on how much you know this person or how much you know about him. In any case if it annoys you try to reason with him first, maybe he'll comply--باسم (talk) 13:12, 25 October 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thank you.
As for "friends or school kids" messing with each other, well, he is not a school kid, because he is around sixty years old. Actually, I am much younger than him, and he never sees me in places other than the street where I live, so I guess he doesn't think we are friends.
As for "annoy" me, I wonder why he would like to do that, saying a word in a language he knows I don't understand.
As for harassment, well, possible, actually that's what I thought in the beginning (also because he always meets me in the middle of the street, where he sometimes pinches my cheeks, and always likes to speak with me a lot or ask me why I refuse to visit him), but beyond the question of why he says this word in Arabic - knowing I don't understand this language, I especially wonder: Why he says this word in a feminine form. I guess he knows I'm not a girl. Additionally, I have a boy's name he knows well: I know that because the "ya helwe" always follows my first name following "ya". I'm fairly sure my face doesn't look like a girl's one (I have a short haircut), so I thought to myself - maybe this word could refer also to boys. I looked up in some dictionaries, and found out it could also mean "candy", but then I noticed that the Arabic word for "candy" doesn't end with the Arabic letter "ta marbuta", so I realized there could be no justification for the last vowel "e" he used when he said the word, but I was not sure if my consideration was valid - because I'm not an Arabic speaker, and that was why I asked all of my questions at the Arabic reference desk.
Maybe, if he ever sees me once again and calls me by that feminine word, I'd better tell him explicitly I'm not a girl, in any case, he thinks I am.
16:27, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
If he is an old man, maybe he doesn't mean something ill. I heard once old people from Iraq saying this to younger guys (like their grandchildren or grandchildren's friends) and that was just a custom that might seem weird to other cultures, including other Arab people. Squeezing the cheek might not hold a negative meaning in the Arab/Middle eastern culture (it might be more common in certain places than others), especially if it happened from an old person, it might mean that this person thinks this young boy/girl is cute or sweet (no sexual intentions), and he would think it like: I'm like a grandfather to you. Anyway that's just taking different possibilities into consideration, if you don't like it just stick to what you are planning to say, and I'm sure u'll notice if there were any ill intentions. Best--باسم (talk) 17:26, 25 October 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thanks to your clarifications, I've become smarter today, I think. Anyway, next time, I'm going to make it clear I'm not a girl. By the way, where is/are the location(s) of the beautiful sites shown on your user page? 18:55, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
Those are several places and landmarks in the Arab and Islamic world: Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey...etc--باسم (talk) 19:50, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply
I see two pictures on your user page, and they are wonderful. Where are they located exactly? I have always admired the Islamic architecture. I'm also planning to study Arabic, because I love its accurate sound as well as it's morphology. Unfortunately I don't understand people who talk in Arabic yet, but I'm sure I will. If not today or tomorrow, then in the next years. 09:08, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Arabic

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Somebody told me in spoken (Palestinian) Arabic: ana biddi atwannas (Maybe he said: ana biddi aruḥ atwannas). I asked him what he meant by atwannas, so he answered: "travel". But when I looked it up on Google translator, I had a difficulty in finding that word, maybe because I didn't spell it well in Arabic scripts. What's the correct spelling of atwannas, and mainly: does it really mean "travel", or any additional meaning? 185.24.77.178 11:44, 16 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Your userpage

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Hey basim, please change File:Jamkaran Mosque Banner.jpg with File:Naqsh-e Jahan Square panorama.jpg as i suggested you before. With Regards Ruwaym (talk) 20:54, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Request for unblock on Arabic Wikipedia

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Hello. On the Arabic Wikipedia, you blocked access to my talk page, which I need to be able to request an unblock. I know you think I am a troll on Arabic Wikipedia, but I am not. I have over 23,000 contributions on Wikimedia (21,000+ on English Wikipedia), so would you be willing to at least unblock my talk page access so I may be able to formally request an unblock? Thank you! WeatherWriter (talk) 20:57, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

No I cant. Your presence on ar.wiki was obviously Single-purposed-- باسم (talk) 21:11, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
I do not wish to be a "single-purpose account". On the English Wikipedia article, a user brought up an NPOV issue on the talk page. I investigated and saw the issue of "Israel occupation army" rather than "Israel army" or, what I was attempting to change it do (using Google translate to help), "Israel Defense Forces". I brought it up two times on the Arabic-wiki article talk page, which went unnoticed. Even the editor who reverted my edits did not participate on the talk page, as I had done prior to reverting it. I am not a "single-purpose" account. I strive to improve all of Wikimedia, whether it is on the Commons, English Wikipedia, Spanish Wikipedia, or Arabic Wikipedia. I ask you to re-consider, please. You can see here ([2]) how I attempted to work with other editors on the article's talk page. Please, let me have a fair chance to appeal the block. I was not attempting to troll or vandalize anything. I think it is obvious that I am not a troll, given my attempts to communicate through the article's talk page as well as having 21,000+ contributions to the English Wikipedia and 2,000+ on the Commons. So please, I ask you to reconsider and give me a fair appeal chance, by unblocking my talk page and allowing me to submit a formal appeal on it. WeatherWriter (talk) 21:35, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
I just read the entirety of Wikipedia:Single-purpose account and it is perfectly allowed as long as I am not trolling/vandalizing the articles. I am not and I have been working for years now to better improve Wikipedia as a whole. Please, allow me to submit a formal appeal, by unblocking my talk page. WeatherWriter (talk) 00:13, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
May you please explain why you disabled his talk page access and email by default, which both seemingly go against the banning policy on AR wiki? The policy states that TP access shouldn't be taken away unless there is an abuse of talk page access by the blocked user and email shouldn't be taken away unless the editor is abusing that. In both cases, it states this should never be done by default. Why was he not warned and given the chance to cease and correct his behavior? There wasn't a single talk page message telling him to stop before you indefinitely blocked him. Hurricane Noah (talk) 16:26, 30 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hello, just seeing where things stand since it has been a week. I would appreciate a reply to the two questions I posed above. Hurricane Noah (talk) 18:34, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
Admin accountability is a key principle of wikipedia. You should be able to justify any action taken as an admin. Your editing here on multiple occasions while not responding to your talk page shows you are simply ignoring this and hoping everyone will just drop it. This is your last chance to respond before I am forced to involve someone else to act as a mediator in this affair. Hurricane Noah (talk) 14:28, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Why did you delete my edit on ArWiki

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Hi, you cannot call asking for support for another Wikimedia Foundation project as propoganda. Please bring back my edits. Otherwise it will be abuse of power, unfortunately. TheJoyfulTentmaker (talk) 14:28, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

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