Nelson MandelaEdit

Hey Aaqib! I'm glad you're out of retirement. I fixed Nelson Mandela article. I'm just waiting until Mandela dies (not to be mean). Is there any more suggestions about making Mandela into a good article. I trust your judgment. Thanks. Oh and welcome back! --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 20:29, 6 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks TDKR! I am glad that I am out of retirement, too. I am looking forward to help out SEW. Oh, do not worry  , you're not being mean at all to Mandela. Everyone's going to die. And here is my suggestion, just lay back and rest, once Mandela dies. You can work on the article. --Aaqib 20:32, 6 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Oh once again welcome back. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 20:46, 6 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 . --Aaqib 20:46, 6 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow...welcome back. ✉→Arctic Kangaroo←✎ 01:41, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Even though I am under a ban discussion, I will still make positive contributions by reverting pure vandalism and work on the whole purpose of why this wiki was made for, articles!!   - so happy to be back. --Aaqib 01:43, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Welcome back to Wikipedia! I hope you make good contributions while you're here again. Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 17:01, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Obviously, I'll make positive contributions! --Aaqib 17:05, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Creating maintenance categoriesEdit

Hey, remember when I explained here and here about using templates when you create maintenance categories? Category:Articles that need to be wikified from July 2013 is another one of those categories. Osiris has fixed this one, but please remember this if you create more of this kind of category. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:29, 6 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ya, sorry, I was going to fix it later by finding the template used for those categories. --Aaqib 00:09, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Generals of Sri LankaEdit

You created this category with only one entry. We need three entries for a new category. Do you have two other Sri Lankan generals to add here? --Auntof6 (talk) 22:35, 6 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done I have added two generals to the category. --Aaqib 00:09, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 00:24, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, Aaqib. You have new messages at Reception123's talk page.
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Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 16:55, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, Aaqib. You have new messages at Auntof6's talk page.
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Auntof6 (talk) 21:22, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Attribution for articles from EnEdit

I noticed that you created Maitree Wickramasinghe by copying the opening paragraph from EnWP and making very small changes. When copying from En, make sure you give attribution, please. Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 22:06, 7 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And you need to add references for your BLPs. Osiris (talk) 01:38, 8 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Sri Lankan academicsEdit

Some notes about this category that you created:

  • I removed the scientists category you put it in and added Category:Academics. Academics aren't necessarily scientists.
  • I removed Category:Underpopulated categories. That category is not added directly to articles. It is added by putting the {{popcat}} template on the category. I added that template.
  • There are only two entries in this category. As I mentioned above, we want at least three entries in every new category. Please do not create this kind of category until there are three or more entries to go into it.

These are just reminders. I know you're still learning. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:41, 8 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New articlesEdit

Hello Aaqib. You seem to be focusing on content work now, which is good. But I have a few concerns:

  • You obviously use content from the English Wikipedia. That's fine, but you need to properly follow the steps in Wikipedia:How to copy from another Wikipedia. The second-last point talks about attribution. It's not entirely your work, so for Wikipedia you need to state where you got it from. I've done an example for you in two ways (you only need to do one) on Mahinda V - here and here. If you're still unsure, ask me.
  • In most cases, it looks like even though you're copying from the English Wikipedia version, you remove the references. And then after you're finished, you tag the article with {{no sources}}. Why do you do that? Every time you tag something, it adds the page to our maintenance lists which means that, eventually, somebody else has to come along and fix the problem. But it's a problem that you've taken a little bit of extra effort to create. So essentially, in tagging the pages, you're identifying a problem that you created yourself and that you have the ability not only to fix yourself but to not create in the first place.
  • A few minor style issues: Only the subject of the page as it is written in English should be in boldface; don't bold dates or transliterations. Unless there is a compelling reason for it, honorifics and titles (like "King", "Sir", etc) should not be part of the name of the article and should not be bolded in the opening sentence either.

If you have any questions about any of this please ask. Osiris (talk) 03:28, 10 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Have you read what I've written, Aaqib? It's okay if you don't understand it, just please let me know. Osiris (talk) 03:34, 11 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have seen you reported to Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress. An admin said that he was insufficiently warned and he was right. How come you didn't put any warning and his user page? Remember, you can't report to WP:VIP without warning. Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 05:38, 10 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Disagree No, did you see his talk page? He was warned by other users. I bet he took a break and started doing his nonsense again. --Aaqib 16:57, 10 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, Aaqib in 2011 we are now in 2013 he should be warned with 4im or the 4th warning. You can't just report him. Let's see what the talk page stalkers say. Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 19:18, 10 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The 4im warning shouldn't have been used either. The user hasn't done anything in two years, a 1st or 2nd warning would have been enough. TCN7JM 04:45, 11 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, like TCN7JM said. I invited Chenzw to the discussion so we can have an admins opinion. Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 04:49, 11 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Government MinistersEdit

As I mentioned above, we need at least three entries in each new category. This category, which you created, has only one. Do you have more entries you plan to put in it? Please do not create any new categories unless you put three entries in them. You have been told this before. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:23, 11 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This blocked user asked to be unblocked, but one or more administrators said no to this unblock request. Other administrators can also review this block, but should not unblock the user without a good reason. Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

Aaqib (contribs · deleted contribs · block log · filter log · global contribs)

Request reason:

Please guys, I really have learned my lesson. I learned not to question an administrator, I should not be mean or annoying. I should work on articles and really revert vandalism. I have learned that I should just stick with writing articles. Please, I swear that I will not be disruptive. Cheers, Aaqib 17:53, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

You have been banned by the community, and you may not appeal it until 11 July 2014. There was clear consensus for the ban, so take this year to address the concerns brought up in the discussion. -Mh7kJ (talk) 17:56, 11 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hi Aaqib,

I recently saw the thread (it's been one month already) and would like to wish you a [belated] good luck and when you come back in one year, demonstrate maturity and competence and then continue good faith constructive changes. Best. WorldTraveller101  ?  19:51, 6 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of Category:Government MinistersEdit


An editor has requested deletion of Category:Government Ministers, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2013/Category:Government Ministers and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Auntof6 (talk) 04:58, 7 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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My ban appeal reasons: (User:Chenzw - can you please state this message on the "Ban Appeal" section?"Edit

User:Chenzw, User:Osiris: ANY ADMIN: Chenzw stated that I can appeal my ban a year ago. I am requesting ban appeal. I feel like returning and would like to show to my fellow colegeus that I have changed. I have missed this place much, editing here, in community discussions.

In reality, I was here when I was young... Now. I am mature, hopefully... I went through English classes now... Earned trusted rights at a website I went when I was banned. Hopefully, an admin can hold up a discussion. And I wish to return under a new account, named "Jezz55".

Thank you all so much ~Aaqib

User:TDKR Chicago 101 - can you please reach an active administrator to hold up a discussion? --Cheers, Aaqib 18:56, 1 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Glaisher - ^^^ --Cheers, Aaqib 18:58, 1 August 2014 (UTC) User:Auntof6Reply[reply]

User:Macdonnalross --Cheers, Aaqib 22:25, 1 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Comment: I don't think it was appropriate for you to blank your talk page before starting this ban appeal. It gives the impression that you are trying to hide previous discussions and makes it harder for people to look at the history that led to your ban. That prejudices me, at least, against your appeal. I realize I can go to the page history, but it still gives a bad impression.
As far as the appeal itself, nothing in what you wrote above tells me why we should trust you now. Maybe you could give us examples of what you did wrong before and what you would do differently now. It would also be in your favor if you would put back the sections you deleted from the page. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:54, 2 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I've noticed that he has improved considerably in the past few months by seeing his interactions with other users on IRC and other wikis, though he still has much to learn (like everyone else). I would very much appreciate it if you can list down all the socks which you've used so that those can be reviewed. The first step is to start being honest. Also you should probably not start using another account even if this ban is lifted; you should probably use User:Goldenburg111 which you currently use at other wikis. Of course, it's up to you. As Auntof6 has stated above, please give us some examples of what you did wrong before and how you would act now in such circumstances. Also per en:WP:BLANKING, declined unblock requests while the block is still in effect should not be removed. I'm very much willing to support this ban appeal if you can convince me that you've changed and that if you are unblocked you would not repeat the same actions that lead to your ban. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 12:58, 2 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"I've noticed that he has improved considerably in the past few months by seeing his interactions with other users on IRC and other wikis" - User:Glashier

Yes, I have. I have been a member of the SWMT for about a few months, reverting vandalsm, and spam. I also joined this wiki named "Vikidia", in which I have been contributing to reverting vandalism and contributing to Sri Lankan Related articles. ( - I wish to return to the Simple English Wikipedia to continue my contributions to Sri Lankan articles, if my ban appeal is successful.

What I have done wrong, and what I will do if I am unbanEdit

1. Ignoring people's warnings

You cannot really blame me on this: Since I was young, and I couldn't really understand the warnings. Since now I am 1 year older and now having more important roles in my house and real life. I think I can fairly take a warning seriously, and comprehend it. Rather than reading, being insulted, and insulting the user who gave me a warning.

2. Immature comments

Not necessarily grossly immature (such as "suck my d***) but immature comments such as "I gave so many awards. I really am crying now. Goodbye. (Never commenting again". And also a little discussion about one edit summary, I used "what the heck". The IP I reverted then said "heck" was a bad word and should not be used. So this shows that instead of making stupid comments such as "I am really am crying now" (the grammar is wrong anyways), I would rather be more mature, such as pointing what I did wrong. And instead of saying "what the heck" in an edit summary, I would rather give a more constructive summary, rather telling the user what he did wrong and why I am reverting it.

3. My obsessions with user rights

"you almost immediately requested rollback" --User:TCN7JM: Well, that obsession is over, now I learned that rights are for responsible users who have enough experience to handle such responsibilities. Plus, my report which has been created to track all my rights request has been closed about 3 months ago.

4. Grammar

Some people thought that my grammar was horrible, which meant that I couldn't communicate well. I could, but I was just young and too immature. When I left, I communicated good with users, right? Yup. So that meant I fixed up my grammar, going to English Classes too

~Thank you. --Cheers, Aaqib 20:04, 2 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Aaqib,

Echoing my comments on AN, the consensus among the community is that your ban has served its purpose and that you have improved enough to be a competent editor on the project. As such I have removed the block on this account. However, further behaviour of the type that occurred before you were banned may result in you being re-banned. Your edits will also be monitored for a while just to make sure there are no further problems, which I am confident there won't be. Good luck, -Mh7kJ (talk) 20:39, 8 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I actually prefer my User:Goldenburg111 account to be unbanned, it has a much more "rich" (as you can say) reputation and the account is global too. Thanks User:Mh7kJ. --Cheers, Aaqib 19:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congratulations on your unbann! Sorry I didn't vote for unbann but I was on a WikiBreak (as you can see on my contributions) and I couldn't. --Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 16:50, 19 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Reception! :) --Goldenburg111 (talk) 23:25, 19 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global accountEdit

Hi Aaqib! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, DerHexer (talk) 00:28, 17 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]