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Bahrain-related articles needing geographical coordinates

Based on a search of Wikipedia's articles related to Bahrain, I've found some articles that I believe are about places in Bahrain, and could usefully have geographical coordinates added.

The articles in question are listed in Category:Bahrain articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:

  1. Ash Shamaliyah Region
  2. Bahrain Synagogue
  3. Capital Governorate
  4. First Oil Well, Bahrain
  5. Jidhafs
  6. Markh Village
  7. Seef

...and there are many more, as well. At the time of posting this notice, there were 50 articles in this category needing geographical coordinates.

Why add coordinates?

By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and in many other ways. Coordinate data makes an article eventually appear in various services such as Google Maps' Wikipedia overlay, Google Earth, and Wikipedia's own internal map service. Coordinate data also helps readers looking for geographically-based data, such as locations near a reference point, or related information.

How can I do it?

The articles are all marked with {{coord missing}} tags, which need to be replaced with {{coord}} tags that contain the location's latitude/longitude coordinates; or you might be able to add coordinates to an existing infobox. You can find out how to do this at the Wikipedia:Geocoding how-to for WikiProject members. Please let me know if this is useful, or if you have any questions! -- The Anome (talk) 09:34, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

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Bahrain articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release

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WikiProject cleanup listing

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New Page on State Security Law

Hello everyone, I am new to wikipedia and recently posted an article on Bahrain's State Security Law. It has already been looped into the Wikiproject Bahrain and received kudos on the DYK page. I wanted to bring the article to everyone's attention on the project so that I could get your input/feedback on how to enhance the quality of the article. I appreciate your comments! Log24 (talk) 04:36, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Slash (bahrani)

This page has been nominated for deletion discussion. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:16, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Bahrain will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Bahrain's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:43, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Misspelt article titles

Could someone look into the contributions of Sadadi as it seems like there are a lot of bin spelling mistakes. It could be malicious e.g. Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa is redirected to Isa ibn Ali Al Khalifa. This hasn't been corrected since it happened in 2006. Cheers, Jack (talk) 00:51, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

See also: Talk:King of Bahrain#ibn not bin. Jack (talk) 00:52, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
That just goes to show my ignorance. I hadn't read Wikipedia:Manual of Style (Arabic)#Names and now I feel like I've just wasted the last half hour! However, there does seem to be quite a bit of inconsistency between ibn/bin. Jack (talk) 01:00, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Reviving the project


Does anyone have an idea about how to revive this project? Mohamed CJ (talk) 09:06, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi. I tried that many months ago, but there is just not enough active heads at the moment to run this :( There are plenty of pages that need to be brought up to encyclopedic standards... Rehman 10:46, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
I think Lihaas, AliWiki and John Carter are active. We also have non-WikiProject contributors to Bahrain political articles such as: Billmarczak, Sitrawi86, Khazar2, MR.HJH, AKhani84 and Bromley86. Do you think we can revive the project if these contributors (or some of them) are committed to work together? Mohamed CJ (talk) 11:25, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Anyone still around ? Droodkin (talk) 20:21, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Well I'm around, sort of. :) Rehman 04:51, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
So what's the plan ? :) I think we should start by setting the standards for the importance scale (low,mid,high and top). As well as the quality of the article (stub, start class. Droodkin (talk) 05:51, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm around as well. Although I'm mostly interested in politics. Mohamed CJ (talk) 15:19, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
The best and I think easiest way to try to revive the project might be to get together some list of reference books which relate to the subject, and possibly other non-fiction sources as well. Getting the information about relevant reference books would allow people to know which articles might be most "important", which would be at least one indicator of where to place material first, and a list of other sources would allow a bit more ease in finding articles on what might be called "lesser" subjects. I can try to put together a list of topics given specific coverage in encyclopedias and the like, which would probably include most of the more important topics, as well as, maybe, some other nonfiction sources which could be used on those articles and any other they cover. John Carter (talk) 17:30, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
I just finished adding evaluation guides on the importance and quality of articles. Hopefully, this will lead to better organization of the articles in the future. Anyone like it ? :) Droodkin (talk) 18:08, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
It's good, but I might myself choose to adjust some of the importance ratings to more accurately reflect the "official" WP:1.0 language. Part of the problem I've ssen is that, for several countries, for instance, there are figures who are hugely important to the country, like F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela for South Africa, as an example, which are basically required for any encyclopedia on the topic, but which aren't necessarily direct subarticles of the main article. Jesus may not be a direct subarticle of Christianity, either, but probably merits Top importance to Christianity. Maybe taking the language from the original 1.0 importance criteria would work better. John Carter (talk) 18:12, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Done and noted. Hopefully, with a guide for organization, we can have articles correctly assessed (especially since there are a heck of a lot of stub articles!) Droodkin (talk) 18:33, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't worry to much about some of the stubs. Many of them are small settlements or people of minor notability at best. We may well find some references to them in some of the major sources on this subject, but it is probably in our best interests if we first work to bring the more significant articles to a high level of quality and completeness. Doing so would also allow us to better know what isn't already included somewhere about the less important articles elsewhere, and make it easier to develop them as well. John Carter (talk) 19:48, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Right, we should at least get this page (Bahrain) a GA rating (and then hopefully FA!)Droodkin (talk) 14:32, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Manama Souq

Input would be appreciated at Talk:Manama Souq#Merge proposal. Thanks. – Arms & Hearts (talk) 18:50, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Current priorities?

What are our current priorities to edit ? Do we have a goal ? Would be nice if someone would set an objective. Droodkin (talk) 14:49, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Well, I know I have a goal. That is to create, expand and update articles about the current uprising :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 18:07, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Well, that's one part covered! I've been trying to assess all the articles (especially the unassessed ones) in the past hour or so. While you edit some of those pages, you're more than welcome to add the importance and class assessments to those. Keep up the good work, by the way :) Droodkin (talk) 18:49, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Alright, update report. What are our current priorities now ? The Bahrain article is good for a GA nomination, I think. I've been trying to find resources for a Literature in Bahrain page but with little success. --Droodkin (talk) 21:25, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

I'll be probably busy till the start of September, but I will still try to continue my work and offer help whenever it's needed. Mohamed CJ (talk) 06:37, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

March 2013

Now what? --Droodkin (talk) 12:57, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

The Bahrain Portal has been launched !

And frankly, we're a bit late on this one!

I've made the Portal:Bahrain portal and in this portal, we will assemble and arrange the Wikipedia:WikiProject Bahrain pages so that anyone who'd like to read about Bahrain, from villages like Nuwaidrat to the king, at ease. I just launched it so it's not exactly ready for use but in a day or two, it should be! --Droodkin (talk) 01:10, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Okay, it's useable now. Hopefully, we'll be able to update it on a weekly basis. --Droodkin (talk) 14:47, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

image:Saudi troops enter Bahrain.jpg

File:Saudi troops enter Bahrain.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:09, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahraini uprising (2011–present) needs updating to cover the new protests concerning the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix -- (talk) 03:53, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix may need to be watched to see if protest information is removed to make it a "pure race article" instead of covering actual events surrounding it. -- (talk) 09:18, 19 April 2013 (UTC)


Looking at Commons I've noticed low number of pictures from Bahrain. Maybe someone knows the reason? Is there Freedom of Panorama or it's prohibited to publish pictures of streets, buildings or so? Ciacho5 (talk) 15:51, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Nader Kadhim

Arabic-speaking editor's assistance required at Template:Did you know nominations/Nader Kadhim. -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:22, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

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Discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#RfC: Persian Gulf and Arabian Gulf

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#RfC: Persian Gulf and Arabian Gulf . Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 08:40, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

I just started a stub...

on Mohammed Saleh Al Qahtani, but I can't read Arabic, can someone find more information from Arabic sources? Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:50, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"

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