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user name policies, ar.wikipedia[edit]

I got a message on my en-talkpage, that my user name is not allowed on ar.wikipedia and will be banned unless I change it. I only ever made 4 edits to the ar-wiki, the last one in 2005.

(my edits on: 13,348, 1,912, 1,759, 772, 670, 330, 51).

How does this arabian policy conform with SUL?

--𝔊 (Gradzeichen DiſkTalk) 07:51, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

There's no global username policy and username policies remain within the confines of local communities. We encounter this issue from time to time when we globally rename an user. The username can be valid in one wiki but maybe not in others, and leads to absurd situations sometimes. Maybe @علاء can advice here as arwiki user. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:30, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Gradzeichen: per Arabic Wikipedia Username policy your username is unacceptable in arwiki, but in arwiki we exclude active accounts in other wikis/projects from our username policy (per this discussion), so your account will not block in arwiki, as you are in this category (=Category:unacceptable usernames but have contributions outside arwiki). Dr-Taher added it to your talk page. best --Alaa :)..! 17:06, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello, As Alaa explained, I created a category for "Active account on other wikis " to avoid blocking them. So don't worry.--Dr-Taher (talk) 17:22, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019[edit]

Please help translate to your language

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Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.

Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.

The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.

The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs

There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:12, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Virtual Wiki Events[edit]

Hello! I was unsure of the best place to start this discussion, and I was hoping I could be pointed in the right direction. I would like to see going about creating some virtual English Wikipedia events for editors to attend that can't go to the events held in real life. Any guidance would be appreciated! Thanks. Snowycats (talk) 04:00, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Subject? Klaas `Z4␟` V:  15:20, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

FileExporter beta feature[edit]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Request for Ancient Greek wikipedia[edit]

This request is active for two years. What should be done?--Ancient Hellene (talk) 20:19, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

You can follow up with the language committee.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:34, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ancient Hellene: We're working on a policy modification that (if approved) will make Ancient Greek eligible. Please be patient. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:57, 14 January 2019 (UTC)