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Wikipedia podcastEdit

Hi everyone,

I'm a podcast producer for a company in the UK and we're making a documentary series about Wikipedia. We've got an episode about how Wikipedia holds up as a breaking news source (whether it wants to be or not!) and how Wikipedians go about covering big events. I'd love to speak to someone who's been active on articles to do with what's going on in Afghanistan at the moment, whether you're in Afghanistan or surrounding countries, or further afield. I'd ask for a short research chat with the potential to do a recorded interview about how it all works. Please let me know if you'd be interested or if anyone you know would be a good fit. Thanks! Wearecrowd (talk) 13:47, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Although I have edited recent Afghanistan articles somewhat, I haven't really been active in the high traffic articles and regardless I'm not interested anyway myself. As for anyone else, nobody really comes to mind. —Danre98(talk^contribs) 21:16, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
@Wearecrowd: There really hasn't been much of a coordinated effort behind the Afghanistan articles. Generally several different editors create or expand information that they feel like is appropriate, usually extremely current events and information (as in trying to keep extremely up to date). Later, other editors remove information that is bad content, often because it is original research (when editors perform research instead of reporting what reliable sources have researched). Then a few discussions recurred a lot on the page for Afghanistan, like when to switch to the new flag and what should/shouldn't be said about the government.
There also aren't as many Afghanistan articles related to the current goings on as there should be and those that exist tend to be of poor quality; few editors regularly edit Afghanistan articles. Several editors edited Afghanistan article related to current events presumably because they saw Afghanistan in the news, but that is dying down. —Danre98(talk^contribs) 21:39, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
@Danre98: Sorry, I didn't see this response until now! No problem, thanks very much for letting me know. Wearecrowd (talk) 14:20, 2 November 2021 (UTC)


RM Radio Kabul → Radio AfghanistanEdit

An editor has requested for Radio Kabul to be moved to Radio Afghanistan. Since you had some involvement with Radio Kabul, you might want to participate in the move discussion (if you have not already done so). Havelock Jones (talk) 21:12, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

Remove the Taliban Flag for Sports Events that took place earlierEdit

I don't particularly want to get into the debate of which flag should be used for sports teams/sporting events taking place currently, but there is absolutely no justification for using the Talibani flag for events such as the 1960 football Asian Cup qualification or the 2015 cricket World Cup. The Taliban flag was not used in these situations and the Taliban did not even exist during the former. Angele201002 (talk) 20:48, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

@Angele201002 The template controlling the Afghanistan flag templates, {{Country data Afghanistan}}, was recently updated to display the flag of the Taliban. If you use {{flagicon|Afghanistan|2013}}, you'll get the old flag:  . An effort to replace all preexisting usages of the Afghanistan flag with the 2013 version would be a good idea. —Danre98(talk^contribs) 21:11, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
I don't believe I could do it, but maybe this wiki project could take this task on…Angele201002 (talk) 14:40, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
@Angele201002: Ideally, I agree, this wikiproject could/would run an effort to correct all the incorrect flags but I don't know if this project is active enough for that. The flags will probably be updated in time. —Danre98(talk^contribs) 00:47, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

RM: Maulwai Shar Ahmad Emar → Sher Ahmad AmmarEdit

An editor has requested for Maulwai Shar Ahmad Emar to be moved to Sher Ahmad Ammar. Since you had some involvement with Maulwai Shar Ahmad Emar, you might want to participate in the move discussion (if you have not already done so). Havelock Jones (talk) 10:09, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Maulwai Shar Ahmad Emar#Requested move 26 September 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Maulwai Shar Ahmad Emar#Requested move 26 September 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. VR talk 12:33, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Use of Flag in Infobox (Afghanistan country article)Edit

As the use of flags in the infobox seems to be causing some disagreement on this talk page I think it would be useful to reach a consensus specifically on this issue.

Option A Continue using the flag of the Taliban

Option B Return to the tricolour of the deposed republic

Option C Use both

Option D Use neither

Note: This discussion has been going on for a while but now seems to be roughly half and half split between those supporting option A and those suggesting another option so additional comments would be helpful.

--Llewee (talk) 16:07, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Siege of Malakand FAREdit

I have nominated Siege of Malakand for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Bumbubookworm (talk) 06:20, 4 December 2021 (UTC)