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We need this WikiProject back!Edit

How did WikiProject Iraq become inactive and why is it still inactive? It's needed now more than ever as we are continuing to witness a truly historic period of Iraq's history. Not to mention the fact that the number of articles within the scope of WikiProject Iraq that are in need of work is astronomical. Can someone tell me what's going on? Charles Essie (talk) 21:24, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

@Aziz1005, Chaldean, Glasszone33, Warlordjohncarter, Al1976, Mussav, MPS, Abdalla A, Sharru Kinnu III, Rangeley, Doug, Neptunes2007, Cs1kh, Sloafe, A man of honour, ArabMexican, Sfc230, Louis Do Nothing, Haideral, Mo1993, Cdogsimmons, Tyciol, MiS-Saath, Cow cookie, Wikineek89, Zalali, NJMauthor, Int21h, Mikhailov Kusserow, Lordali91, Rastko Pocesta, Rafy, Makaay31, Greyshark09, MrPenguin20, Hanibal911, Wassem Alward, Boredwhytekid, Anasaitis, Jackninja5, Lawrencegoriel, Spenk01, Bassammahdi, GeneralAdmiralAladeen, CsikosLo, Alitheboss55, and Hashim-afc: I'm sorry to inconvenience you, but as the members of WikiProject Iraq, could you tell me what's going on? Charles Essie (talk) 20:49, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I support re-activating the project. ASAP.--BabbaQ (talk) 09:50, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, Charles Essie is absolutely right, the project is now semi-active and the WikiProject Banner is available again. Seraphim System (talk) 09:44, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming formatEdit

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:36, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out!Edit

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Discussion of United Religions Initiative document on the reliable sources noticeboardEdit

There is a discussion on the reliability of "The Urgent Need for Prevention of Genocide of the Assyrians and Yezidis of Iraq", a document presumably published by the United Religions Initiative, on the reliable sources noticeboard. If you're interested, please participate at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard § Persecution of Yazidis by Kurds. — Newslinger talk 22:10, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Discussion of Al Bawaba and The Globe Post on the reliable sources noticeboardEdit

There is a discussion on the reliability of Al Bawaba and The Globe Post on the reliable sources noticeboard. If you're interested, please participate at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard § Request. — Newslinger talk 00:36, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Anybody need help?Edit

I've enjoyed working on Iraq and Syria related articles and have found tricks for finding information. I'm also good at wiki coding, so if there's something that anybody needs help on, pls respond here and ping me. Thanks. Technophant (talk) 01:24, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

why are a lot of early Prime ministers not a part of this Project?Edit

Jamil al-Midfai, Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi and Taha al-Hashimi and some other prime ministers in the kingdom period are not a part of this project, is there a reason for this or were they just forgotten? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Valonad (talkcontribs) 16:52, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Iraqi conflict (2003–present)Edit

I've brought this up before, but this article is still in dire need of expansion and attention from this WikiProject would be ideal. Charles Essie (talk) 00:53, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

RFC on the PMOI (MEK) pageEdit

Hello everyone. There's an RFC on the PMOI's page on a quote by its leader regarding killing of the kurds. --Mhhossein talk 08:28, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Reorganize Wikipedia:WikiProject Ottoman Empire as a task force of Wikipedia:WikiProject Former countries?Edit

Dear users of this WikiProject:

At Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Former_countries#Make_WikiProject_Ottoman_Empire_a_task_force_of_Wikipedia:WikiProject_Former_countries? I have left a proposal to convert Wikipedia:WikiProject Ottoman Empire into a task force of Wikipedia:WikiProject Former countries. I asked this project (as all or parts of this country was formerly in the Ottoman Empire) and several other projects to get further feedback. Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or objections.

Thanks! WhisperToMe (talk) 01:56, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Women in Red Asian women contestEdit

From 1 October to 31 December, Women in Red is running a virtual contest on Asian women. In November, this will coincide with Wikipedia Asian Month. We look forward to strong participation from all those interested in improving coverage of Iraqi women.--Ipigott (talk) 19:02, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Notability check and possible DYN opportunityEdit

Ghassan Hamdan is a stub right now. It was created in 2007 by Sangak (who is still editing) and is currently being updated by Alikindeel.

If the person is not notable, it needs to be deleted.

If the person IS notable, this looks like a good opportunity to get it on the Main page as a Did You Know? item if it is expanded at least 5-fold and reaches the minimum count of 1,500 characters of prose. Since it's under 300 characters, it will automatically meet the 5-fold increase when it reaches 1500 characters. Only the 7 days of work prior to the DYN nomination "count" so if the expansion is spread over more than a week, it may not be eligible. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 20:53, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

re-evaluate Haider Alnuaimi articleEdit

Hello, hope you all are doing well. Can you re-evaluate Haider Alnuaimi article? As you see it evaluated before I finished the article and it deserves better evaluation for these reasons: 1- few journalists who started from 2003 until now are still working. 2- He is the only one who representative of the Iraqi media in the program THE VOICE by MBC Group for all four versions. 3- He is the only one who representative of the Iraqi media in the ARAB IDOL program by MBC Group for all four versions. 3- He has prepared many programs affecting the economic and political situation in Iraq like Albab program and the Sasah program. 4- He is the founder and creator of the idea of Al-hilal Golden Award, which is an annual festival that is held during Ramadhan to celebrate the best Iraqi drama and programs shown on the Iraqi satellite channels. all the points above have a source in the article thank you --Pro95mustafa (talk) 11:10, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

AfD with possible canvassingEdit

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hazhar Saleh § Notes I dream of horses (Contribs) Please notify me if replying off my talk page. Thank you. 05:56, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

New Page PatrolEdit

New Page Patrol needs experienced volunteers
  • New Page Patrol is currently struggling to keep up with the influx of new articles, including Iraq related articles. We could use a few extra hands on deck if you think you can help.
  • Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; Wikipedia needs experienced users to perform this task and there are precious few with the appropriate skills. Even a couple reviews a day can make a huge difference.
  • If you would like to join the project and help out, please see the granting conditions and review our instructions page. You can apply for the user-right HERE. --John B123 (talk) 15:05, 23 May 2021 (UTC)

What symbol is this?Edit

Does anyone know what this symbol is? Veverve (talk) 00:10, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

The text at the top says "vigilance, sacrifice, patience". Below the rifle and sword, in the scroll, it says "borders of Iraq". At the bottom it says "Sixth Border Brigade". Hope that helps! --Cerebellum (talk) 11:34, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:CIA activities in Iraq#Requested move 1 August 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:CIA activities in Iraq#Requested move 1 August 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. —hueman1 (talk contributions) 14:16, 10 August 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Democracy in IraqEdit

I've started a draft on democracy in Iraq, would appreciate any help! ––FormalDude talk 03:43, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:2022 Erbil rocket attacks#Requested move 16 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:2022 Erbil rocket attacks#Requested move 16 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 07:03, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Change the image of Template:WikiProject Iraq back to the flag of IraqEdit

Please see the section I posted on the template's talk page. I was told to gather consensus here to have the "Babylonlion" image in the banner changed back to the flag of Iraq. -Vipz (talk) 17:57, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

Happened to look back here; this doesn't seem to be fruitful, so I guess we'll be stuck with it for a good while. -Vipz (talk) 14:54, 9 October 2022 (UTC)

Al-Muti FACEdit

The article on the Abbasid caliph al-Muti has been submitted for Featured Article. All interested editors are invited to participate. Constantine 18:19, 19 September 2022 (UTC)