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https://syriancivilwarmap.com/ redirects to possible phishing scam?Edit

I clicked to view the live interactive map and it redirected me to an official looking google chrome update page on the https://syriancivilwarmap.com/ domain. Probably a phishing scam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:D5F:F093:ECBD:DA86:867D:1D4A (talk) 21:24, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

I've just removed this link (without clicking on it first, for obvious reasons!) - AGF that this report is legit, as I can't see any reason it wouldn't be. Nick-D (talk) 09:22, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
The site works perfectly. There are ads but ads also exists in most news websites also chrome confirms the security of this site.--SharabSalam (talk) 11:55, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
ETA:After doing some explorations in that site. It seems very informative and useful. I suggest we readded it.--SharabSalam (talk) 12:04, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

ISIL central desert pocketEdit

Greek Hades, despite your edit [1] based on syriancivilwarmap.com which ignores the existence of an IS pocket in the central desert, a multitude of sources confirm its existence and this needs to be rectified both in the infobox and on our Wikipedia map. Syrialiveumap, SOHR, ISWN and Polgeonow all show through maps [2][3][4][5] IS territory in the central desert which has yet to be taken by the Syrian military, as well as some others [6]. SOHR, which confirms the pocket is 4,000 square kilometers in size, especially has been extensively used by Wikipedia for territorial changes throughout the years. Pro-government Masdar media outlet and Reuters also reaffirm the existence of an IS pocket in the Syrian desert [7][8], which is entirely surrounded by Syrian government forces (not controlled) as per both Masdar and Reuters [9][10]. Last attempt by the SAA to clear the pocket was way back in September [11]. Multiple sources (which confirm it) trump one source which, for some reason, has decided to ignore the pocket in the central desert. EkoGraf (talk) 13:47, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

I am pinging several editors who have been involved on maintaining the Syrian map over the years and are familiar with the subject Mehmedsons TheNavigatrr Kami888 LightandDark2000 Paolowalter Applodion so we could get their input. EkoGraf (talk) 13:58, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Further confirmation of the existence of the enclave [12]. Presented now both sources' statistics in the infobox as an attempt at compromise for now. EkoGraf (talk) 17:22, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@EkoGraf: Unfortunately, yes, there is a rather sizeable ISIL pocket in the northern Syria Badiya region, lying between the Homs–Deir ez-Zor Governorates boundaries. This is the conclusion I've reached after consulting multiple sources, mainly pro-Syrian Army sources. The pocket is actually not as large as some people might think, but it is significant enough to warrant more attention. In the combined Levantine conflicts map, I've done my best to illustrate the extent of the ISIL Syrian Desert pocket, based on the various sources I've referenced, which you can see in this link. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 23:52, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@LightandDark2000:, thanks for the reply. The Syria-Iraq-Lebanon map looks good. Like I said, the same illustration (of the pocket) should be put into the Syrian map as well (Kami888 could possibly help there) and taking into account the confirmed existence of the pocket its percentage (as per SOHR) should be presented in the infobox. Our detailed Syria map already properly shows ISIL held locations in that area, specifically the Doubayat gas field [13]. EkoGraf (talk) 00:07, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Newest source for the pocket [14]. EkoGraf (talk) 18:41, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

I posted at Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous) about the size of the infoboxEdit

Trying to get some more ideas about if the infobox can or should be adjusted/reduced in size and how to accomplish that...see the discussion at 'Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)#Is there any kind of policy or guideline that governs the size of infoboxes? Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 00:32, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

@Shearonink: I think reducing the number of commanders in the infobox could be a good first step. EkoGraf (talk) 01:04, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Are leader/commander labels necessary?Edit

Template:Syrian Civil War infobox

Are the leader/commander labels necessary? They already have the titles in their respective Wikipedia pages and there are examples where the titles aren't there Battle of France Western Front (World War II) Iraq War War in Afghanistan (2001–present). Two options either:

  • Remove the repetitive/repeated faction names from the titles (unless very specific, Southern Front for example)
  • Remove the titles altogether as they're already on their Wikipedia pages

Either would reduce the size of the infobox - MTWEmperor (talkcontribs) 21:12, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Done/completed on some consensus with User:EkoGraf and consensus on the general size reduction of the infobox. All linked name already have the titles in their articles so it is unnecessary to have them in the infobox - MTWEmperor (talkcontribs) 16:08, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Under Main belligerents, when showing the CJTF–OIR section, instead of the denmark flag there is the nazi germany flagEdit

Under Main belligerents, when showing the CJTF–OIR section, instead of the denmark flag there is the nazi germany flag............. please fix that, i can't edit the box-thingy (don't know how it called in english) with visual editing. if it's a bug and only i see it for some reason, feel free to delete this talk section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by רם אבני (talkcontribs) 19:35, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

I don't see the Nazi Germany flag. Are you sure?. Check the source of the infobox here Template:Syrian_Civil_War_infobox--SharabSalam (talk) 19:50, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
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