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مرحبا؛ نظرا لأن التنوين (هل هو على الألف أم على الحرف الذي يسبق الألف) موضوع خلافي؛ فكحل وسط فنحن لا نضع التنوين هنا؛ لذا فالرجاء عدم إضافة التنوين للكلمات؛ شكرا لمجهودك في الترجمة هنا؛ تحياتي. --Meno25 (talk) 06:04, 7 August 2016 (UTC)


A WikiCake for you

Congratulations for your successful nomination as a global renamer. Keep up the good work. --Meno25 (talk) 18:25, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

@Meno25: Thanks--Alaa :)..! 20:16, 15 February 2017 (UTC)


Hi, just to let you know that your ping doesn't work. It never works without adding a signature at the same time. So it's useless to try to ping users that way. I follow the permissions page so I've seen Taketa's comment, just haven't had time to answer there and action, yet. Stryn (talk) 20:17, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

@Stryn: Ahaa good, Thanks for clarification. Regards--Alaa :)..! 21:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign survey on outreach to outside knowledge networks

Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on outreach to outside knowledge networks from February 2017. I'm interested in hearing your experience during the campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating. I want to improve how campaigns are run, so let me know if there's something that could be done better for next time.

Please feel free to let me know on my talk page if you have any questions about the campaign or the survey. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 18:34, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

(Opt-out instructions)

Survey link error fixed

Hi there, there was a error with the Inspire survey link that caused the survey to be shown as expired, but has now been fixed. The link in the above message should now bring you to the survey. Apologies, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:20, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

rename process

Hello! I find myself in the process of renaming and am unable to log in, is this a normal situation? Also I noticed that the renaming for failed. see here.---- 22:09, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, I noticed that and I told the stewards in the IRC about this! Unfortunately this is the first time that this thing happened with us! but the steward told me that it will be fixed automatically after 3 hrs at most! if it nor fixed I'll send the problem to the developers and they will fix it! sorry but you should wait with us. Just take a rest and everything will be good --Alaa :)..! 22:14, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
All thanks for you, I'll send to you a congratulation after this thing is fixed   --Alaa :)..! 22:18, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

A postcard for you!

Hi :) Thank you for writing 10 articles about CEE Women! Please send me your postal address to Special:Emailuser/Spiritia, so that I can send you your well deserved postcard from Bulgaria :) Spiritia 09:39, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Spiritia: all thanks for you, I'll send to you soon   --Alaa :)..! 13:24, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

thanks again & advice needed please

Hi again,

Now that I've got my new name (alhumdallilah! - I don't know how to spell that (: ), I'd really love to merge my other accounts into the new name one, if that's possible, but I haven't been able to find the place to request that that happen (I've looked and looked!). Do you know of the right page, please?

Kind regards, --Philologia Sæculārēs (talk) 18:23, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Philologia Sæculārēs: (Alhumdallilah= Praises be to Allah)  , upon about what you wrote that if you give a look to this page you will see a box and written inside (We are sorry to announce that Global User Account Merges are not possible, and will not be in a near or mid-term future. As such, we will not accept any request to merge user accounts as it is technically impossible at this moment to do so.), so unfortunately we can't merge your accounts. Regards --Alaa :)..! 10:33, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

@علاء: Thanks علاء, that's ok. (I lived in the Middle East for 5 years so I heard "Alhumdallilah" a lot, and do know what it means, though I wasn't sure I had the English spelling right :) Thanks very much for all your help. --Philologia Sæculārēs (talk) 22:20, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

@Philologia Sæculārēs: Aha it's nice that you lived in ME, the correct manner to write it (Alhamdulillah), you're welcome, glad to be of service always --Alaa :)..! 22:29, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Ramadan Mubarak

Hope it goes well with you. Ramadan Mubarak. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:56, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Atcovi:, Thanks you. Ramadan Mubarak (رمضان مُبارك)   --Alaa :)..! 21:48, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in the UNESCO Challenge!


Thank you for participating in the UNESCO Challenge! I hope you had as fun as we did!

If you could take a minute to answer our survey, we would be very grateful. Your answer will help us improve our Challenges in the future.


John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 08:19, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June)

We'd like to invite UNESCO participants to join a new challenge on the same model, the Met Open Access Artworks Challenge. You can contribute by illustrating with images using some of the 375k photos now under CC0, starting or improving articles (try our new Mbabel tool!), or creating translations (if your language isn't listed, please ask!). You can sign up here: Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 17:59, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Global Unblock account

Assalamuallaikum! Hi Alaa, I am trying to be unblock globe my account User:Sher Aziz i am block due to i make some mistakes which i not know about that i requested 3 times by utrs each time they are claiming to be unblock on global wikipedia you must request on meta admins are not giving response to me and i need help from you kindly unblock my global account. 10:45, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Good luck

On the grollback. Plus. eid Mubarak! MechQuester (talk) 00:25, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello @MechQuester: Thanks   --Alaa :)..! 08:30, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

الاخ الفاضل علاء!

السلام علیکم ورحمة الله و برکاته و بعد! ارید تغییر اسمی حذیفة عزیز الی اسامه عزیز فی میتاویکی، ارجو مساعدتکم. و أشكر سعادتكم على حسن تعاونكم معنا في هذا الشأن --حذيفه عزيز (talk) 18:39, 2 July 2017 (UTC) note: i have wrote a request on meta as well. hope u rename my name as soon as you could.


حذيفه عزيز

{{SRUC |status = |domain = global |Oldname = حذيفه عزيز |Newname = اسامه عزيز |reason = i want to change my account globally to new name which is mentioned above. plz change is as soon as possible. best regards


السلام عليكم كيف حالك أخي Mamakolla (talk) 20:28, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@Mamakolla: أهلاً. بخير، وانت؟ --Alaa :)..! 20:30, 22 November 2017 (UTC)


أشكركم على مساعدتكم معي في تغيير اسم المستخدم، .طابت أوقاتكم وجزاكم الله خيرا. اسامه عزيز

@اسامه عزيز: العفو عزيزي، بالتوفيق وأنا بالخدمة على قدر الاستطاعة، تحياتي --Alaa :)..! 22:34, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Old name taken by vandal

Hello. You have recently renamed my account from "Antero de Quintal" to "JMagalhães". When you renamed it, the old username was simply removed from the database (or whatever technical term you use). Today (july 5th, 22h36 UTC), a vandal registered an account with my old username to harass an user (diff). This same guy has been creating attack accounts @ all day long. However, the fact that now all my old signatures are linked to a vandal account is not a positive thing. Is there any way to fix this? JMagalhães (talk) 22:56, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello, sorry to hear that, I think you should put a request here either to locked you previous user name/the current vandal account or another choice that you'd like to do, or I think you can ask any bot operator in your wiki to change your old signature with the new one (I did this thing many time by My bot in --Alaa :)..! 23:33, 5 July 2017 (UTC)


مساء الخير اخ علاء من فضلك أريد أن أعرف طريقة إنشاء حساب جديد على ويكيبيديا العربية من داخل تركيا؟ انا مجبر على استخدام البروكسي بحكم ان الموقع محظور هنا, ولم اتمكن من إنشاء حساب --AhrimanAmmaneh (talk) 11:50, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

@AhrimanAmmaneh: أهلاً عزيزي، بمجرد إنشائك لهذا الحساب ودخولك إلى ويكيبيديا العربية منه سيسجل تلقائياً، فمشاريع ويكيميديا جميعها حالياً تسير على نهج الدخول الموحد (اسم مستخدم واحد لجميع المشاريع)، إن كان لديك خلل أيضاً، يرجى التوضيح أكثر؟ تحياتي --Alaa :)..! 14:31, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

شكراً لك اخ علاء اريد انا الفت انتباهك الى موضوع انني الان في تركيا وفي كل مرة ادخل بها موقع ويكيبيديا انا مجبر على استخدام بروكسي

لقد حاولت تسجيل الدخول وظهرت لي هذه الرسالة

حساب المستخدم "AhrimanAmmaneh" غير مسجل.

الصفحة خالية. يمكنك البحث عن عنوانها في الصفحات الأخرى أو البحث في السجلات (لتعرف إذا حذفت)، أو إنشاؤها بنفسك. --AhrimanAmmaneh (talk) 14:55, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

@AhrimanAmmaneh: الأفضل في هذه الحالة أن تقوم بإرسالة رسالة إلى للمضيفين عبر البريد التالي ( بحيث توضح لهم الأمر باللغة الإنجليزية وتطلب منحك صلاحية مستثنى عام من منع الآي بي، وأخبرهم أنك تعيش في تركيا وتحتاج لهذه الصلاحية كي تستطيع الولوج إلى ويكيبيديا. تحياتي--Alaa :)..! 14:57, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

ارسلت لهم رسالة وووصلني الرد منذ قليل وهو التالي:

The global block that you refer to is a soft block. That mean that you can login to your account and edit. The block only stop user that don't have an account.

There might be a local block on a wiki that you want to edit that is preventing you from edit even with your account. That block is nothing that we can do anything about. For instance the block on the English Wikipedia is a hard block and it blocks you even if you login to your account. These type of blocks you need to bring it up locally. Normally you can still edit your talk page to ask for an exemption from the block.

Yours sincerely, Karl Andersson --- Wikimedia Stewards

--AhrimanAmmaneh (talk) 18:54, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

this value is destined to support all dimmentions of monitors .. please dont change the value/ bests --Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 22:19, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech ambassadors, "take two"

Hello tech ambassador! This month has seen a good influx of new faces in this crew \o/ , so it is time to reactivate our conversations. Now that we have a pretty good coverage of so many different projects, here are some topics for your consideration.

  1. Are there further thoughts on the role itself? I hope the questions available on Meta can help spark them. Please weigh in at Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Tech ambassadors, take 2.
  2. How about we try and organise future collective work in a Phabricator workboard? Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#A Phab workboard for us? has all the details to explore this proposal.
  3. Finally, you are also welcome to comment at, should you happen to have suggestions for the Community Liaisons team, currently wondering how to measure "Wiki projects requesting beta features and other early deployments".

We hope to be able to host a live discussion in early 2018; until then, we're looking forward to hearing from you on Meta! All the best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk), on behalf of the Community Liaisons

Name changing request

Hi! You are Global-renamer on Meta. My request of name changing is pending from 5 January. May be no one considered my request there. So I request you to consider my request & make decision soon. Thanks!--Prateekmalviya20 (talk) 12:16, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

@Prateekmalviya20:   Done --Alaa :)..! 12:19, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
I withdraw my request.--Prateekmalviya20 (talk) 13:10, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Getting started on Phabricator

Greetings, ambassador!

As recently discussed within this group, we are ready to experiment with setting up a project and its related workboard on Phabricator, the platform used in the Wikimedia movement for project management, software bug reporting and feature requests. It will help us coordinate and cooperate better on projects that should require ambassadors' involvement.

For the time being, I'm just asking that you please add your Phabricator nickname next to your name in the ambassadors' table (you can create an account now if you don't have one already). I will send you further information soon! Thanks for your patience as we get to the operational stage of this effort :) Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:00, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

@Elitre (WMF):   Done --Alaa :)..! 23:26, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Hello, علاء. You have new messages at MarcoAurelio's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.
@MarcoAurelio: Thanks --Alaa :)..! 23:26, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


I realize User:Artix Krieger is a 0-edit 5-year account. it is similar to mine. I was wondering if I can take control of that. Thanks. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 22:42, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Artix Kreiger:, yes of course you can, just put an usurpation request in SRUC and leave the input of Old name empty --Alaa :)..! 08:14, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
good luck. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 21:54, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Mhsohaib

Just letting you know about this as a few of these socks have also made edits on the Arabic Wikipedia. He seems to abandon any edits on once the en account has been discovered, though. I'm unsure of your all policies, but I thought it best to alert an admin/CU on your end. A significant portion of the blocks are behavioral in nature, but he's one of the most obvious sockmasters we have. I DUCK blocked Yasseromar99 (talk contribs deleted contribs logs block user block log CentralAuth AllContribs checkuser) today without updating that SPI, but I just checked and he does appear to have recently edited on That was the account which prompted me to let you know. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:42, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

@TonyBallioni: Thanks a lot. I appreciate your effort, I'll see what we'll do, and I'll told you about the updates. Thanks again --Alaa :)..! 15:33, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
No problem. If there is anything you need from the side, let me know :) TonyBallioni (talk) 15:48, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

New message

Hello Alaa, Can I obtain from your home page designing? Ahmed Najji Talk 13:07, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello @أحمد ناجي: of course you can --Alaa :)..! 15:45, 29 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi Alaa. Please take a look at your email and reply to it. Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 19:15, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Trijnstel:   Done --Alaa :)..! 04:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)


@علاء: My congrats for being a steaward, keep it up ☺ Koussayou003 (talk) 15:54, 28 February 2018 (UTC)


تهانينا على انتخابكم بنجاح! --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 19:28, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: Thanks   you wrote in Arabic and I replay in English (شُكرًا لتهانيك، تحياتي) --Alaa :)..! 19:58, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
by the way, did you give yourself CU powers on loginwiki? from what I u nderstand, its a global CU tool for stewards. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 16:39, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Artix Kreiger: I see that @RadiX: added it already --Alaa :)..! 16:46, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

A cross-wiki vandal you should probably know about

Hey, congrats on becoming a steward. As a rather dubious present, I wanted to point out a cross-wiki date vandal I've been chasing around for a while, User:Aliabbashiraqi79 (talk · contribs). en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Aliabbashiraqi79 has a few details, and this diff is how I explained the sockmaster previously to another Arabic Wikipedia admin. He's got an entry on the checkuser wiki, and you can see this list of his socks. He's generally not too difficult to identify, as his sock puppets return to the same articles and vandalize the birth date. For example: en:Bassim Abbas and wikidata:Q7278668. Most of his edits happen at English Wikipedia, Arabic Wikipedia, and Wikidata, though it sometimes spreads out to others. This guy is really annoying, and I usually report him to m:SRG. However, his vandalism tends to be a bit subtle, so I think he flies under the radar for a lot of cross-wiki anti-vandalism. I'm hoping that maybe if I keep bothering you Arabic Wikipedia guys, maybe it'll be easier for you to spot him, too. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 03:35, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

@NinjaRobotPirate: Thank you very much for this notice. see here, also I put a note for trusted arwiki users that if they see any users or IPs do the same thing to notify me. I'll follow this situation on arwiki and meta as I can (Away from conflict of interest, because I'm CU & Sysop on arwiki). Please send to me at any time. Thanks --Alaa :)..! 07:48, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into it. It should help. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 08:45, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Personal congratulations

السلام عليكم. Congratulations on your new position brother. Hope everything goes well for you. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:30, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

وعليكم السلام @Atcovi: Thank you for all of your support and encouragement --Alaa :)..! 15:53, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Community engagement survey for the Iceland Conference 2018

Hello علاء,

As your username is indicated in the list of the members of the Commons Photographers User Group, you are kindely invited to answer this survey in the order to shape the upcoming Iceland Conference 2018 and help the organizing team.
Thanks! --Dyolf77

  User Group page |   Leave a message to the user group


Hi! I think you don't know that we have a secret Special:Multilock where you can put all the usernames you want to lock and then all of them will be locked at the same time. But don't use that feature if you are not on IRC at the same time. Because otherwise the StewardBot on #wikimedia-stewards channel will quit because of flooding. If you are on IRC on that channel you can write either "@mlock" (bot is silenced for 10 seconds) or "@quiet", so it's silent until you write "@speak". Stryn (talk) 16:54, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Stryn: thank you on this clarification. I think I read about it on Steward handbook but I decide to ask before use it, so you clarify it now. I've an issue with IRC that the page appear blank (White page), I tried on other browser but I've the same issue, any suggestion here? --Alaa :)..! 17:00, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
What IRC client you are using? Or just on your browser? There are many IRC clients like HexChat, Chatzilla and xChat. I use Chatzilla. Stryn (talk) 17:07, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: Before I'm using (Appear as blank page without any content), now I try but I don't know how to enter the channels by it  . Now I'll try Chatzilla --Alaa :)..! 17:46, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @Stryn: now I'm using Chatzilla --Alaa :)..! 20:42, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome, I hope to see you more online on IRC in future :) Stryn (talk) 20:51, 3 March 2018 (UTC)


Please look at the bottom request for accounts. Thanks. ?? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 04:38, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger:   Done if the IP is still making vandalism on Meta, it should blocked locally --Alaa :)..! 04:47, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you so much. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 04:48, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

special:contributions/2604:4500:0:A1:225:90FF:FE5D:28E and he returns. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 05:05, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: No. 2604:4500:0:A1:225:90FF:FE5D:28E 05:37, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

You may wish to review Meta:Meta–steward relationship - as a steward, even if you are not a local admin, you are allowed to make some blocks locally. --Rschen7754 05:50, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with Rschen7754. @Artix Kreiger: Just want to clarify that the User:SpongeFriends, User:SuperMario3 and other open proxy IPs is actually the sock of the LTA User:Никита-Родин-2002, one of our global steward Stryn would also familiarize about him, see this view history record for some certain evidence, the account username "Jimy Adran" was global locked as Long-term abuse: Никита-Родин-2002, regards. SA 13 Bro (talk) 06:02, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks all for clarification --Alaa :)..! 13:15, 5 March 2018 (UTC)


Please delete this and the talk page. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 21:15, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 21:17, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
+1 more time. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 21:25, 5 March 2018 (UTC)



Congratulations, your are steward now.

Bukhari (Talk!) 07:22, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
Hello @BukhariSaeed:, Thanks --Alaa :)..! 18:37, 11 March 2018 (UTC)


Hi User:علاء it's my pleasure seeing you as a newly elected steward. While as per my issue is that I volunteer in a wiki (Marathi (Mr) Wikipedia) which has 19,316 files uploaded in local wikipedia from which 11,661 dosent have copyright information/status/license on them. While most lack file information to determine where are these images taken from and mostly out of scope. While this Wikipedia dosent has fair use/dealing policy so there are no clear rules to deal with it. Please suggest what shall be done in such a situation. Shall all the images be cleared off? What shall be appropriate in this situation? --Tiven2240 (talk) 06:48, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Tiven2240, stewards are not to make judgement calls on local wikis so the expected response from would be "You should locally deal with it". --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 13:44, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Hello @Tiven2240: thanks a lot. In this issue, I think you should put this question on Wikimedia Forum, also take a look at Licensing policy of Wikimedia Foundation --Alaa :)..! 18:13, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
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