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Hello Meno25,
please send your real-name, your wikiname, your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to  . We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB. 01:50, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Interior BACC.jpg

Earlier this year you tagged this image as {{PD}} but it is unclear why this is the case. As such this image has been nominated for deletion and I'd ask for your input as to why you considered this to be public domain. Thanks. Adambro 20:28, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Actually, this image was taken from the official website of Bibliotheca Alexandrina and all images on that site, according to what a member of the BA said when we were preparing for Alexandria bid are public domain. I have already requested from a BA staffer to send an e-mail to OTRS to confirm the copyright status of the image. I have no problem in deleting the Meta version, though. There is another copy on Commons. --Meno25 01:52, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Interwiki redirect

Thanks! I had been looking for how to do that for some time! QuasiAbstract 15:50, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome :-) --Meno25 06:22, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

A thank you

شكراً على ترحيبك اللطيف. سأقرأ السياسات حالاً.

Abanima 20:05, 2 October 2008 (UTC)


نقول أسس جيمي وليس جيمي أسس أم انت انضميت الي الويكي المصري من وراءنا ;) --Shipmaster 05:36, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

مرحبا؛ الأسلوبان صحيحان لكن أسلوب الجملة الفعلية أكثر بلاغة؛ لاحظ أنني أترجم بمفردي، لذا فأنا لا أدقق في قواعد البلاغة كثيرا. --Meno25 10:51, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

مداخلة لطيفة فعلا.--Mohammed Ahmed 18:47, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Wiktionary Masr name

  • I replied to your comment on the talk page but thought of letting you know here on your tak page ; I am looking forward to your contributions on both projects.

When I proposed the Masry wikipedia I used the English name Egyptian Arabic so anyone who will read it will know which language I am talking about , Yet most of the Time it was mentioned as Wikipedia Masry and the name Masry became more known in the Meta community ,When I proposed this wiktionary project I put Masry as it is the Native name not the English name , If you notice on Egyptian Arabic wikipedia it is Written Wikipedia Masry, that is why I proposed it in the name that is going to be used not the English name that is not used much on the wikipedia or the wiktionary.

Many thanks. Ghaly 10:53, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your invitation but I am afraid that I will not be able to contribute to the projects. I have decided to concentrate on contributing to Meta and Commons in the next months and I won't be that active on Wikipedia. Good luck with your proposal, though. --Meno25 08:51, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

OTRS backlogs on Arabic queues

If you know any Arabic speaking volunteers that would be willing to provide identification to the Foundation to help us with the Arabic language backlogs, we would appreciate it. You can provide anyone interested a link to the OTRS/volunteering page here.

Thank you very much! Kylu 21:27, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

I have invited ar:User:OsamaK and ar:User:Histolo2 to help with Arabic queues backlogs. Both are suitable candidates for OTRS imho. Best wishes. --Meno25 22:06, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
I haven't had the pleasure of interacting with Histolo2, but I've met OsamaK before. Thank you for the suggestions! Kylu 02:05, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome. However, OsamaK refused to volunteer for OTRS because he doesn't want to identify himself to the Foundation. I haven't received Histolo2's reply yet. --Meno25 02:11, 12 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi, Meno25. You can proofread my userpage on arabic language, please? I just make a automatic translate... Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 13:48, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Done. See you, Alex. --Meno25 22:47, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! :) Alex Pereira falaê 12:05, 16 October 2008 (UTC)


Nice Job meno --Mardetanha talk 23:16, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Same to you. --Meno25 23:17, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

core messages

Hi Meno, we need a quick proofreading here, I did one, but two pairs of eyes are better than one... --Shipmaster 03:51, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Done. Best wishes. --Meno25 17:40, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

#wikimedia-checkuser access

Done. So sorry it took so long - I didn't see your request until just now. :-(

James F. (talk) 01:12, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you and good luck in the ArbCom elections. --Meno25 14:27, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

ترشيح الستيوارد

بالتوفيق في الترشيح مينو. أنت تستحق كل خير. --Ciphers 02:30, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

شكرا لك. --Meno25 06:09, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Dear Meno25: your are going to have my vote and support to become a steward... مبروك سلفا - Aboluay Aboluay 20:09, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Arabic Wikiversity

Dear Meno, I made (it seems to be "another") proposal for Arabic Wikiversity, looking forward your support. Best --Ciphers 03:50, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

مرحبا أخي وصديقي مينو، علمت أنك طلبت لترشيح المضيف، ندعو الله أن تنجح في الترشيح، لكن لا نعرف هل يحق لنا التصويت أم لا لأننا لسنا نشطين في الميتا، لك مني أطيب تحية. محمد نبيل برّيري 07:33, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Yep. --Shipmaster 22:14, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


اعرف ان سؤالي سخيف ولكن اعرف المهام التي يمكن ان اعملها في ويكيبيديا ولكن في الميتا لا اعرف ماذا يمكن ان اُقدم؟ ممكن إرشاد لو سمحت! Thabet202 10:04, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

مرحبا؛ باختصار الهدف من الميتا هو تنسيق التعاون بين مشاريع ويكيميديا المختلفة، ومناقشة السياسات المختلفة، أعتقد أن أفضل ما يمكنك البدء بعمله هنا هو المساعدة في الترجمات المطلوبة مثل هنا. --Meno25 15:44, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

MediaWiki releases description

Hi! Please check description for 4 last MediaWiki releases. -- 17:41, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Done. I also added some hints for translation on the talk page. --Meno25 00:00, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! I think, this is a great help;) --Kaganer 14:01, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


Congratulations on your election as a Steward! - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 01:11, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. --Meno25 04:44, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Could you please check

this edit. I have no clue what it is about, but based on the other contributions from the ip I'm suspicious anyway ;) (posting here instead of because of the rtl thingy...) Best regards, Finn Rindahl 21:54, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Reverted. Thanks for reporting this. --Meno25 19:34, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

مرحبا، أريد إعادة صلاحياتي الإدارية بعد تغير عدة أمور. أرجو إعادتها لي. مع الشكر.--جمال بركات 12:42, 3 April 2009 (UTC)


هلا قمت بمراجعة ترجمتي حتى الآن. جلّ من لا يخطئ... وبالإضافة إلى ذلك فأنا لا أذكر كافة التعابير المستخدمة في ترجمة الميدياويكي... كما أنني لا أستخدم البرنامج مما قد يؤثر في فهمي لبعض الجمل. --Histolo2 20:01, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

عمل ممتاز يا هيستولو؛ أنا أراجع الترجمة دوريا؛ شكرا لك. --Meno25 00:27, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Please proofread , thanks. --Shipmaster 06:44, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Done. Cheers. --Meno25 13:08, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Bot flag in arabic Wikinews

Can you see my requests about a bot flag (if you're allowed to grant my bot) : here. Thank's--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 13:22, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Bertrand. I saw your request but I didn't review it to avoid any possible conflict of interest since I am a contributor on arwikinews. Birdy has already reviewed the request. --Meno25 22:21, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Bad call

Scarian leaves in a huff with a post on his talk page, a person he's in conflict with requests on meta, and you do it? Bad call on both your parts. RlevseTalk 22:23, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

er, bad call in saying "bad call"... people frequently say "remove my rights" on their local pages and the actions are still carried out. I don't see how Meno was in the wrong here. The person in conflict with Scarian should not have made the posting, but the fact of the matter is that the request was done because of what the person said on their user page — not what was said on SR/P. Remember that this is all reverse-able too... Cbrown1023 talk 23:03, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Replied on Rleves enwiki talkpage. --Meno25 23:44, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Spacebirdy was right on this one. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. RlevseTalk 00:07, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Need someone familiar with right-to-left language issues

Hi. John pointed me your way and I saw you posting nearby recently;

First, does the tweaked version viewable in the "pruebita" link work for you? And second, I believe this needs a looking at by someone experienced in building web pages with a mix of left-to-right and right-to-left text. If you know such a person, please bring them to the table. Cheers, Jack Merridew 06:14, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, the pruebita links works for me. This is a big improvement. Thanks for your work. I have invited ar:User:AhmadSherif and ar:User:OsamaK to comment. --Meno25 09:17, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Glad you like ;) and thanks for hooking me up with the others. I've just done the dir="ltr" tweak on my ar:wp user page and it looks better (to me). I've also got tweaks in the queue for most of the other portals; stuff that's not synced yet.
MZMcBride's script @pruebita works for other pages, too;
He describes it on my talk page. I'll likely paste links for all the /temp pages to the convenient spots. I expect he'll keep the tool online.
I expect to push the main mul:wp design along as feedback and testing allow and propagate the changes to the others more slowly. Pleased to meet you. Cheers, Jack Merridew 10:45, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Pleased to meet you, too. --Meno25 07:13, 9 June 2009 (UTC)


Hello Meno25! Can you help me answering my question here?

Thanks! Vitorbraziledit msg 03:43, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

I answered for Vitorbraziledit. – Innv | d | s: 04:03, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks,Innv. --Meno25 00:52, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Help for my user talk

Hi Meno25, can you help me? — Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 10:41, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Sure. How can I help you? --Meno25 13:01, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


قمت باحضار مقال عن اوليمياد الرياضيات و اعجز عن وضع الرجاء تحريره من الادارة Sorrow shadow 19:43, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

مرحبا؛ المقالة التي كتبتها غير مناسبة طبقا لسياسة موقع ميتاويكي (وهو الموقع الذي أنت فيه الآن)؛ من الأفضل أن تساهم في موقع ويكيبيديا؛ تحياتي. --Meno25 13:04, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


It's been a long time, good sir. I was Teke back in the day in case you haven't followed. Good to see the work you're doing for the Foundation, I knew that RfA was a good idea. Keegan 05:36, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, sir. I am honored to know you. --Meno25 04:15, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Requests for crosswiki page creations

Hello Mohammed. You proposed my bot create Main page (request), Template:Delete (request), and Category:Candidates for speedy deletion (request) on all wikis, but I think there should be some kind of community consensus to do these. The bot normally has the explicit permission of the users whose pages it edits, but these requests are different. They would involve creating community pages that may be redundant to existing local pages; this has led to more than one crosswiki dispute in the past.

I have archived your requests for now; please unarchive them when you have consensus. —Pathoschild 02:18:04, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. --Meno25 05:32, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Your input needed for strategic planning process

Hi, as you may know Wikimeida is in the midst of its strategic planning process (see for more information). As part of this process, I have been developing a fact base Middle East and North African languages and their Wikipedias. The purpose of this fact base is to help the Wikimedia community understand the importance of these languages as they develop strategies to expand the reach of Wikimedia worldwide as well as to discuss the specific barriers to growth of these language projects. As an active editor of the Arabic language Wikipedia I would really appreciate it if you took some time to look at what I've put together and make any changes or additions that you thought were appropriate. It would be especially great if you had some thoughts or ideas to add to the section on barriers to growth of the Arabic language Wikipedia. I want to make sure that we have the most accurate information possible to inform the strategic plan as it is developed. This is the link Thanks so much!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sarah476 (talk)

table broken

Hi, if you have time, could you take a look at Talk:List_of_Wikimedia_Projects_by_Size#The_table_is_broken --John Vandenberg 00:22, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Replied on page. Also notified User:Mutante. Cheers. --Meno25 10:46, 20 October 2009 (UTC)


You may want to look at this too. Regards, — Dferg (disputatio) 13:24, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

User was blocked by Pathoschild. Cheers. --Meno25 11:11, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Your resignation

It is really a bad news. I wish we will not miss you on wikimedia projects, though! best meno. --Ciphers 16:10, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Are you leaving?

Meno, i saw that and start to wonder: Are you leaving Wikimedia projects? Why? Don't go please. Béria Lima msg 08:54, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, Beria, for your kind words but I have to go. I am busy currently in real life and I need to have a long wikibreak. --Meno25 09:36, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, go take care of your real life, but come back later! Don't leave us :D Béria Lima msg 09:46, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Please come back when you can, sooner than later I hope. You have been so helpful in countless ways and will miss you tremendously while you are away. Cheers. Aude 11:00, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I'm sorry that you've decided to take a break! I hope you come back renewed :) Just to let you know, I have updated your user page accordingly. Thanks, The Helpful One 13:25, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. --Meno25 18:10, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Proofreading request

Hi, could you please proofread this, it is around 25 words only. --HaythamAbulela 05:54, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Proofreading request


Can you take a look at this page from Outreach wiki. It is the Arabic version of this page. Note that the images need proofreading as well.
--HaythamAbulela 17:29, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Proofreading request

Hi, Could you please proofred the Arabic main page of Outreach wiki.
--HaythamAbulela 09:42, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Translator, We need you!

Dear Meno25,

You have helped us in previous years with translations and for that we are most grateful. Now we turn towards the 2011/12 fundraiser. It may seem forever away, but work has already begun getting everything ready to go. This year we want to have landing pages covering as many countries in as many languages as possible.

Right now, we want to figure out who is interested in translating for the fundraiser. This year we're hoping to have more of a solidified "core" group of translators that we can count on to have work done by a few key dates, but we'd also welcome help from people who are willing to just help out when they can.

If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.

Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon (User:Jseddon (WMF))

Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
Jseddon (WMF) 00:45, 9 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Meno25! The tables that show statistics about the projects repeat the Listuser count twice; it should be Activusers special page in one column (the column with less users). See for example this diff. Thanks! -Aleator (talk) 11:57, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Please report this to User:Mutante to change the statistics scripts. --Meno25 20:35, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
It's fixed now. Mutante 16:45, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Oral citations

Dear Meno25, I've changed "Oral citations" into a redirect to "Research:Oral Citations" instead of deleting it. I have also notified Benjamin Mako Hill on his talk page. I hope you don't mind. Kind regards, Mathonius 12:56, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

New unified design of Main Page

Hi! You help us for transfer Arabic Main Page (الصفحة_الرئيسية) to new unified design? Going to Template:Other languages/Template:Main Page and clicking on the relevant red link and translating that. Next step - edit every section with similar way. After finished need replace text in الصفحة_الرئيسية to transcluding of "Main Page/ar" (as in Russian). Thanks in advance ;) --Kaganer

  Done --Meno25 19:05, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, but also need translate of section names in Template:Main Page/ar ;) --Kaganer 01:01, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Template:Wikimedia Foundation/ar is not corresponded with Template:Wikimedia Foundation/en etc. Maybe you fix it? --Kaganer 01:08, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Translation updated. --Meno25 09:02, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for great support!!! --Kaganer 18:36, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Sidebar items translation fix

I saw that sidebar items translationf to /fa and /ar is not completed - see Persian (fa) and Arabic (ar) sidebar examples. In my opinion, it is also important to correct.--Kaganer 11:02, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

I made a few edit protected requests. When fulfilled this should be done. --Meno25 19:18, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
uselang=ar is done. Thanks! --Kaganer 01:09, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Template:Main Page/ar

Would it be possible for you to translate the section headers too? You can modify them directly at Template:Main Page/ar. -- とある白い猫 chi? 19:35, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

  Done --Meno25 08:57, 9 October 2011 (UTC)


Would you please implement the option of truncating to 10000s as well? Chinese and Japanese uses the unit "Man"/"Wan" 万/萬 (10000), rather than 1000. (Since you've done the crore already, please do this one as well.) Deryck C. 21:53, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Please do the edit in the local copy and I will sync it on the foundation wiki. --Meno25 (talk) 13:12, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Edited. As far as I can test it works, although you may want to perform further testing before sync'ing to the foundation wiki. Deryck C. 13:48, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Updated. Thank you. --Meno25 (talk) 14:48, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia logo derivations

Hiya. I was trying to find info on how to obtain permission for derivative images of the Wikipedia logo. I found here an image with similar levels of change I was interested in making (the logo is wearing a new shell). I checked and found that you had added a copyright notice to the file but not deleted it. Does this mean that the file can be used and is allowed/acceptable?

Basically what I am asking is: May I create a derivative of the Wikipedia logo for use on Wikipedia? If only with permission; where does one ask for the permission needed?

Any assistance you may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated. Cheers. Fred Gandt 11:09, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi. You can create a derivative of Wikipedia logo but please note that the resulting image will be copyrighted by Wikimedia Foundation. See commons:Category:Wikipedia logo variants. Cheers. --Meno25 (talk) 13:20, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 00:58, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

I see that you started an RfC about the issue already. --Meno25 (talk) 13:23, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Hi! I just want to thank you and give you this barnstar for your help with the translation of the 2011 fundraiser! The fundraiser was the best we ever had, both in terms of the amount we collected and in terms of number of translations. We couldn't have done either one without the help we got from you and other translators. If you are interested, we made a report, which has some statistics about the translations.

And: I have one more request, and that is that you take this survey. You may have got an e-mail about it, and if you did, please ignore this. But if you didn't it would be great if you would take this survey too, so we can learn to improve the translation experience.

Again, thanks for your help with translations – you're awesome! Jon Harald Søby (WMF) 14:27, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the barnstar. --Meno25 (talk) 13:23, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that...

Hi Menos. Sorry about this edit, the bot wasn't supposed to touch pages that were essential for it to edit to stop broken links to the language namespaces that are going to be deleted soon. The Helpful One 20:59, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

No problem. Keep up the good work. --Meno25 (talk) 22:52, 22 April 2012 (UTC)


مريعة.. الله يسامحك :) الكاميرا ليست موبايل، لكني تعمدت أن تكون الدقة منخفضة. كنت على وشك إزالة الصورة ووضع آفاتار، فربما حان الوقت فعلا لذلك.:)) مريعة يا مينو؟؟

Melamrawy (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

لم أقصد أن أغضبك، لكنه وقت تغيير الصورة؛ تحياتي. --Meno25 (talk) 08:46, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Date and hour in the list of wikipedia

Please, when you update the list of wikipedias, don't forget to record the day and time that corresponds, as indicated on the top of the code to edit. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Palacesblowlittle (talk)

OK, no problem. --Meno25 (talk) 18:50, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
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