Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Iran/Archive 3

Active discussions

2009 Zahedan attack.

Hey, I just recently made an article on the mosque bombing in Zahedan. It's still in work, so any help will be appreciated. 2009 Zahedan attack. Thanks in advance. Deavenger (talk) 21:11, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

I assume it should be merged with 2009 Zahedan explosion --Mardetanha talk 21:36, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
My bad. Yeah. I guess it should be merged. I did a quick search on if anyone else had created the page, and it showed no results. My bad. Deavenger (talk) 21:57, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Histories are merged now so we can both work on it , btw some minutes ago we had one of Iranian news agencies that they have arrested the attackers --Mardetanha talk 22:16, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
I'll try to start working on it. Deavenger (talk) 22:17, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
I can't read Farsi (working on it), and I'm limited to some basic phrases (which is why I'm only a fa-1). I'll look at one of the english Iranian newspapers, as well as other world newspapers. Deavenger (talk) 22:21, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Edit at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I'm concerned about this edit [1], which was made without an edit summary, but I can't read Farsi. Can someone check it?  Cs32en  17:13, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Mahmoud Bahmani

There's a wealth of Farsi material out here. I believe that, since inflation in the country is such a big deal, he is notable and his page needs to be expanded greatly. The Squicks (talk) 04:35, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Please help translate these main province templates into english!!

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Iran/Provincial templates.

Hamid Mossadeq

Can anybody point me to reliable sourcing for He has an article at Hamid Mosadegh, but I'm having trouble finding references for him in English. This obituary seems to indicate that he's considered notable, but it's from a mailing list, rather than the original source, so I can't evaluate it properly. Thanks!--SarekOfVulcan (talk) 20:55, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Village in Iran

I just came across Khorramkohوkharapu and Kharapu(khorramkoh) both of which were about the same village. After looking in Google I got the impression that the correct name is Kharapu. So I moved both articles there but it still needs work. Of course I could have moved it to the wrong title and if so let me know. Thanks. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 18:08, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Caspian Airlines Flight 7908

Can an editor take a look at ref #11 and check I've got the language correct please? I merely converted the ref from a bare url to {{cite web}} format. Mjroots (talk) 12:00, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

C rating for B

I am wondering how we can change it so it does not show a "C" when an article is rated as a "B"? I really do not think we need to go through those extensive tests for a B rating. --Nepaheshgar (talk) 23:38, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Persian literature

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found a large number of concerns with the article which you can see at Talk:Persian literature/GA1. I have de-listed the article and when the concerns have been addressed it can be renominated at WP:GAN. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:46, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject TRANSWIKI

You are all invited to join WikiProject TRANSWIKI and join the Persian language transwiki project. The aim is to draw up a full directory of missing articles from Persian wikipedia and build a team of translators to work at bridging the gaps in knowledge and to improve existing articles by translation and finding reliable sources to back up information. We need your help, so if there are any Persian speakers here please join up as your language skills are crucial. Dr. Blofeld White cat 11:26, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Rename Syrian occupation of Lebanon to Syrian military presence in Lebanon

Please share your views here. Izzedine (talk) 21:39, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Empress Farah

The article about Her Imperial Majesty is being continuously vandalized by the same IP who keeps inserting false information. She/he claims that the Empress was proclaimed monarch of Iran by her husband - which is not only false, but impossible as well. Could more people watch the article? For six days Wikipedia was telling people that she was a monarch of Iran. Surtsicna (talk) 20:34, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Blanking of Persian Empire page

Talk:Persian Empire#Blanked page. Ottava Rima (talk) 13:28, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Objection regarding File:Iran-Ethnicity-2004.PNG

Hi everybody,

Let me first confess that I loathe Wikipedia from bottom of my heart.

Just as Wikipedia for whatever reason became the first and mostly the very only source of information for many, I've to express my objections regarding a file called Iran-Ethnicity-2004.PNG .

If you take a close look at the map you'll see that Khuzestan is supposed to be populated all by Arabs, except Masjed Soleiman. I'm completely aware of that map from FACTBOOK which was probably the source of this one, and I'm blaming myself because of my own silence in the very first day I saw that inaccurate map on the Wikipedia, anyway, I know how you'll react, you want reference for my "claims", but the most I can do is asking you to come here and see it yourselves.

Ok, in these cities there's almost no Arab (I'm not talking about workers, etc.) : Andimeshk, Lali, Behbahan; People of Andimeshk are Lor\Bakhtiari, while Behbahanis are simply "Behbahani" (with their own dialect that derives from Lori)

Dezful, and Shushtar: The same as Behbahan, they've developed their own culture since so many centuries ago, so now we've "Dezfuli" dialect, "Shushtari" dialect, "Dezfuli" cuisine, "Shushtari" music, and so on and so forth.

Susa, Khoramshahr, Abadan, Mahshahr, and Ahvaz, these're "multicultural" cities. Which means it would be almost impossible to classify citizens by their ethnicity.

Ramhormoz and Haftkel: People of Ramhormoz used to be all Lors, but since Qajar times many Arabs started migrating to this city as it'd numerous water sources and a very fertile soil. During and after such migrations, Qajars sent Qashqai and Afsharid Azaries to "Haftkel", a city very close to Ramhormoz.

Ok, that's it. To be perfectly honest, I don't expect any warm welcome from Tehrani chaps over here, it's quite normal though, how many of you have ever been to Khuzestan? (talk) 15:26, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Zahra Mostafavi

I've added a new article on Zahra Mostafavi (a daughter of Khomeini) and it's been tagged by Kurdo777 {{Multiple issues|POV =August 2009|weasel =August 2009|cleanup =August 2009}} But with no comment on the discussion page.

Does anyone see any bias, weasel words, or mistakes that need cleanup in the article? --BoogaLouie (talk) 17:24, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Article alerts

I see you are subscribed to Article alerts. It would be a good idea to give a link to Wikipedia:WikiProject Iran/Article alerts from your main page so the members of this project can benefit from them. Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 23:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Really, really sloppy article at Sisakht

Ran across this at WP:UNCAT, anyone think this is worth cleaning up, or just cut it down to bare-bones, or what? It's awfully rough now: Sisakht. MatthewVanitas (talk) 06:07, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Photo request: Iran Air headquarters

Would someone mind photographing the headquarters of Iran Air at Mehrabad Airport? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 05:40, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Persian Empire

Please note that there is an editwar occuring at Persian Empire, with content shifting from being a 60k article, a redirect, or a disambiguation page. Previous to the 2 month long edit war, the article was a 60k article. As this article is rated as TOP IMPORTANCE to your wikiproject, I thought I'd let you know. (talk) 00:19, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Peyman Soltani article help

Can one or more of you WPIran folks look at Peyman Soltani? I don't know if the (arabic?) text is pasted from somewhere, not at all relevant, or anything else. I presume Mr. Soltani is plenty notable, but I'd prefer to not simply wipe out the text if it's useful. tedder (talk) 01:39, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

1953 Iranian coup

Asking for help. I thought the article was making some progress on non-controversial areas but it was only because Kurdo777 had taken a break. Do you have any recommendations? --BoogaLouie (talk) 22:04, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Translit/translate for Chilla-nashini?

There's an article on the form of penance Chilla-nashini. An earlier version "translated" is as "severe trial", but isn't it just an Urdu corruption of the Persian for "sitting for 40"? If I'm wrong, please correct me. If I'm right, can someone add the Persian spelling and an English literal translation? Further, if the current spellling of the title is a transliteration of an improper Urdu pronunciation, should we re-title it by the original Persian term, leave it as the Urdu version, or which? Thanks. MatthewVanitas (talk) 23:44, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Is it چله نشینی ? That seems right, and it's spelled like that in [[2]]. Please correct me if this is wrong. MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:10, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Shahr-e No

I started an article on Shahr-e No, the former red light district of Tehran. How is that written in Persian? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 05:30, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

It has been over a month. Would those with skill in the Persian language and script please answer the above person? Thank you. Badagnani (talk) 01:50, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Need Persian script

Need Persian script at Karnay. Badagnani (talk) 01:49, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Persian rapper Erfan Paydar

There have been repeated attempts to create an article on the exile US-based Iranian rapper as Erfan paydar, or as Erfan, they have been deleted on sight as NN or G12 copyright infringement the usual newbie-biter way. Wondered if there are sources in Farsi (Persian) and if his music has a following in Iran, where this type of music is banned? Found this [3], ([4]) and [5] - doubt it will survive AfD. Any non-English sources to reverse this prelim conclusion?. Power.corrupts (talk) 15:08, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Please, help to merge content !

It has been suggested that this page be merged with Timeline of the 2009 Iranian election protests#December, Hosein-Ali Montazeri#Funeral and protests and Anti-regime demonstrations of 26th and 27th of December 2009 in Iran. (Discuss)

Iran Zendan

Can someone look at the Iran Zendan article? I stubbed it down to remove a lot of POV content, as it was pretty much a WP:Coatrack. I don't know if the film is even notable, as many of the references are in Farsi (I think). It certainly doesn't turn up anything that establishes notability via a Google search. Regards, PDCook (talk) 01:01, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:27, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

IPA problem at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Can someone address the problem raised at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad#missing IPA stress? I don't speak Farsi.  Cs32en Talk to me  13:44, 22 January 2010 (UTC)


I just wanted to ask, is there anyone in this whole project which even slightly cares about wkipedia's neutrality policy? It seems no-one cares or is even trying to hide it, people aren't writing objectively anymore, the place has turned into a propaganda machine for defeated election candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi's Green Movement. Kermanshahi (talk) 19:23, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Bot which automatically updates unreferenced biography of living persons daily

RE: Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 55#Unreferenced biography of living persons bot_to_get projects involved in referencing.

I used your project as an example off the top of my head, here is the list of unreferenced Iranian living persons (BLP) which may face deletion if not referenced, created by User_talk:Betacommand:


Would your project like to create Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Iran/Unreferenced BLPs page, which is updated by bot daily?

Okip (the new and improved Ikip) 20:12, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Request for a new article

Worker-communist Unity Party of Iran

I added Worker-communist Unity Party of Iran to your to-do-list. Since it has been recently speedily delete, I had it recovered as I thought it to be relevant. While I did wikify the article a bit, it would be awesome if you could improve the article a bit, so it doesn't get deleted again. Regards, PanchoS (talk) 16:13, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Iran Standard Time

FYI, Iran Standard Time has been requested to be renamed, see talk:Iran Standard Time (talk) 08:20, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced living people articles bot

User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects provides a list, updated daily, of unreferenced living people articles (BLPs) related to your project. There has been a lot of discussion recently about deleting these unreferenced articles, so it is important that these articles are referenced.

The unreferenced articles related to your project can be found at >>>Wikipedia:WikiProject Iran/Archive 3/Unreferenced BLPs<<<

If you do not want this wikiproject to participate, please add your project name to this list.

Thank you.

Update: Wikipedia:WikiProject Iran/Archive 3/Unreferenced BLPs has been created. This list, which is updated by User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects daily, will allow your wikiproject to quickly identify unreferenced living person articles.
There maybe no or few articles on this new Unreferenced BLPs page. To increase the overall number of articles in your project with another bot, you can sign up for User:Xenobot_Mk_V#Instructions.
If you have any questions or concerns, visit User talk:DASHBot/Wikiprojects. Okip 00:44, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Modern Thinkers Party of Islamic Iran

Another editor has created Modern Thinkers Party of Islamic Iran with what may be a machine translation. The article needs copyediting or possibly retranslation from the corresponding article in the Persian-language Wikipedia. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 15:14, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello all

Hi to everyone at WikiProject Iran. I'm not a member of this WikiProject, but I was hoping some would be interested in consulting with me on improving the article Parthian Empire, otherwise known as the Arsacid Empire. I have recently rewritten the article, adding several new scholarly sources, images, and a branch article for List of Parthian kings. I also created separate articles on Adrian David Hugh Bivar and Daniel Schlumberger, scholars involved in ancient Parthian studies who I've cited and quoted in the article. I would like help particularly with the information on Iranian languages and ancient literature pertaining to this period. I have fleshed out some information on this, but additional help would be welcome. Thank you!--Pericles of AthensTalk 14:06, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Mahale Chiniha

Another editor has started an AfD on the article Mahale Chiniha at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mahale Chiniha. If anyone is familiar with Mahale Chiniha, which is a district of the Gachsaran, it would be helpful if you could expand the article. It would also be helpful if you could review and expand the references to China Town in the article Gachsaran. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 05:26, 9 May 2010 (UTC)


Hello, I'm writing you because we need your opinion in the Catalan Wikipedia about the use of the chador. Is it compulsory in Iran? Or only the hijab is compulsory? Your opinion in English will be welcomed in chador's discussion page. Thanks for your help! Fajardoalacant -- (talk) 23:25, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Fajr-2

The article Fajr-2 has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

A search for reference did not find any for the "Fajr-2", There are multiple references for Fajr-3, 4 & 5. Fails WP:N & WP:V

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. JeepdaySock (AKA, Jeepday) 10:44, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

NIQAB in Iran (the thing Arab women wear which covers their whole face)

Hi, I do not know how to use Wikipedia properly but could someone who knows the rules of this website please go to the "niqab" section of Wikipedia and remove all the things about Iran. Iranian women do not wear the niqab and I just find that Arabs and Pakistanis who have no knowledge of Iran are just writing nonsense. I'm from London and went to Iran and in 4 weeks staying there I saw less women wearing niqabs than you would see just in 1 week in London, and this is even though I went to some of the religious parts of the country like Kashan, Mashhad and Qom.

Here it is:

These people have no idea what they are writing about Iran. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:56, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons

The WikiProject Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons (UBLPs) aims to reduce the number of unreferenced biographical articles to under 30,000 by June 1, primarily by enabling WikiProjects to easily identify UBLP articles in their project's scope. There were over 52,000 unreferenced BLPs in January 2010 and this has been reduced to 32,665 as of May 16. A bot is now running daily to compile a list of all articles that are in both Category:All unreferenced BLPs and have been tagged by a WikiProject. Note that the bot does NOT place unreferenced tags or assign articles to projects - this has been done by others previously - it just compiles a list.

Your Project's list can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Iran/Unreferenced BLPs. As of May 17 you have approximately 38 articles to be referenced. The list of all other WikiProject UBLPs can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons/WikiProjects.

Your assistance in reviewing and referencing these articles is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to ask either at WT:URBLP or at my talk page. Thanks, The-Pope (talk) 17:07, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Return to the project page "WikiProject Iran/Archive 3".