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WikiProject SomalilandEdit

Sro23)can we talk about it instead of you trying to block me Bysomalilander (talk) 00:28, 8 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. Would anybody here be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:03, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:56, 30 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It seems a lot of projects got this notice. Portals seem to be an issue (eg Cameroon, South Sudan etc). Bokoharamwatch (talk) 18:09, 26 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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 15:40, 20 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

Anthem of SomalilandEdit

Hello, can anyone link me to a reliable source with information on Somaliland's national anthem? I am looking for the composer and/or lyricist as well as date of official adoptions so that I can improve List of national anthems. Thanks in advance! MSG17 (talk) 00:33, 1 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Somaliland National anthem (Samo-ku-waar) was composed by the late famous poet Hassan Sheikh Mumin in 1997. Archived Raasamaal (talk) 20:50, 20 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ahmed Ibrahim AwaleEdit

Is anyone able to add to the "Works" section of Ahmed Ibrahim Awale a list of his books in Somali, with translations of their titles, please? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:57, 5 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


for the sake of putting the right information in public specially in Wikipedia, we would suggest you not to put misleading details on Wikipedia. Kindly see below wrong edits has been made. Edited City names from Somalia to Somaliland! Specially in the northern Somalia! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bahnan Darwish (talkcontribs) 13:36, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is anyone familiar with the term garesa used as a common noun? Is this a Somali term, and are there reliable sources for its meaning? (See Wikipedia:Reference desk/Language § Colonial fort quote.)  --Lambiam 11:52, 10 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Somaliland Gazette creationEdit

Greetings, visitor here for Wikipedia:WikiProject Somaliland. I do not if this WikiProject is still alive, but I have created Somaliland Government Gazette assistance on its improvement would be appreciated - DownTownRich (talk) 18:14, 3 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @DownTownRich, and sorry for the really late response 😅 If you are still interested in improving this page, could you be more specific in the changes or additions you want made? I joined this WikiProject less than a month ago (hence the "really late response") but I'm trying my best to get this project active again and am very close to getting another Somaliland article to GA status! I will probably only be able to do considerable research/edits over the weekend, but if you could get back to me on this, I would be more than happy to help. Cheers! Johnson524 (Talk!) 02:40, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Many updates and your feedback!Edit

@Shafici Bashe: @Fungus Guy: @MustafaO: @Kzl55: @Koodbuur: @Hawkers994: @Siirski: @XKeyse: @Hamzamj1: @Cobosha: @Buufin: @Gebagebo: If you were pinged above but are not actively part of WikiProject Somaliland, feel free to ignore this message, but if I did this correctly this should be every currently active member of the WikiProject. As you may or may not have seen, I have tried to the best of my ability to improve this Project since I joined about 1 month ago. Since then; I have sent invites to a handful of potential members, re-did the Project main page to make it more visually appealing and helpful to read, improved the value of the Somaliland Barnstar of National Merit by giving the award it's own section and listing all of it's recipients, updated and made the members list current, and promoted Somaliland's fourth Good Article!

While I still have plans on how to continue to improve the Project such as grading and assessing the importance of all Somaliland-related articles, my main goals are complete, and I wanted to see if anybody has any feedback on these changes/additions/edits. Do you like them? Is there something you think can still be done to improve the Project? Any and all comments, questions, or concerns are welcomed. The main goal of this message was to provide a much-needed newsletter on how the Project is active and growing. Cheers, 🙂 Johnson524 (Talk!) 04:59, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]