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እንኳን ደህና መጡ! ስሜ William (ፈቃደ) ይባላል። እኔ በዚሁ ዊኪ ምግብና ካላቸው አንድ በመሆኔ፣ ለመርዳት አለሁ። ምንም ጥያቄ ካለ፣ እዚህ ጋ መጠየቅ ይችላሉ። እስከሚቻለኝ ድረስ ትክክለኛ መልስ ለመስጠት እሞክራለሁ። (አማርኛ ለኔ 'የእንጀራ ቋንቋ' እንደሆነ ያስታውሱ - መቸም በኔ ሥራ ውስጥ ግድፈት ካለ፣ ለማስተካከል አይቆዩ! ለመሆኑ አማርኛ ድርሰት በቀጥታ ካስተማሩኝ ሰዎች መካከል በተለይ ይሁኔ በላይን ማመስገን ይገባኛል!) የራስዎን ብዕር ስም ከመረጡ፣ ፊርማ ለማድረግ በ ~~~ ሲሆን ከነጊዜው ጋራ ~~~~ አድርገው ይለጠፋል። እግዜር ይስጥልኝ፣ Codex Sinaiticus 23:21, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

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Moliere, Voltaire, and Montainge[ኮድ አርም]

Please my friend improve these articles,,,, and add the right categories and nothing more.

Babel templates[ኮድ አርም]

Babel user information
am-N አማርኛ የዚህ/ች አባል ልደት ቋንቋ ነው።
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
Users by language

Hi Codex Sinaiticus,

While looking around I noticed you've been recently creating some Babel templates on am-wikipedia. That's great! Users love to express their languages and it makes it easy to find people. However I'd like to let you know that since a few months we've installed the Babel MediaWiki-extension on all wikis. Which enables use of the {{#babel: .. }} code in the wiki-text. Making templates like {{Babel}} and {{User de-4}} no longer needed. They are also automatically translated and kept up to date etc. Greetings, Krinkle 21:13, 1 ፌብሩዌሪ 2012 (UTC)

As part of my regular maintenance, I check ልዩ:WantedTemplates to see if any important templates are linked more than once from other pages. If more than one user has a template on their user page, it will show up there, and I supply it as a 'wanted template'. It's up to users to use the new system if they wish, since I'm not going to go around modifying all their pages. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 08:36, 2 ፌብሩዌሪ 2012 (UTC)

Amharic name of government agency[ኮድ አርም]

On page 2 of this document http://www.lebcaa.com/pdfs/App%20A.pdf it states the Amharic name of the en:Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority. What is the Amharic name?

Also would somebody mind starting an Amharic article on the en:Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ethiopia)?

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 16:01, 29 ኤይፕርል 2012 (UTC)

The Amharic name of the ECAA as given in that document is የኢትዮጵያ ሲቪል ኤቪዬሽን ባለሥልጣን.
It doesn't seem like there are enough editors interested in writing Amharic articles at the moment, I don't know why... but you could list it on requested articles. Have a nice day, ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 16:21, 29 ኤይፕርል 2012 (UTC)

።Where is the requested articles page? Historically there have been editors who have done requested articles, so hopefully on the requested articles page they will see the requests. Thanks for your help! WhisperToMe (talk) 16:35, 8 ሜይ 2012 (UTC)

I have created a stub at የኢትዮጵያ ሲቪል ኤቪዬሽን ባለሥልጣን. I currently don't have much free time but I've seen your request for a while. Elfalem (talk) 23:33, 8 ሜይ 2012 (UTC)

፡።Thank you so much, Elfalem! I just put the external links section in. If/when someone has the time, I would appreciate it if one attempts to create those articles. Since you might have constraints on your time, please start the stubs whenever it is convenient. The remaining requests are en:Mickey Leland and en:Ethiopian Civil War. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:49, 9 ሜይ 2012 (UTC) ፡።፡Thanks for pointing out the page! I am adding the requests there! WhisperToMe (talk) 14:12, 9 ሜይ 2012 (UTC)


Hello. I request renaming my following accounts:

  • محمد الجداوي → Avocato
  • GedawyBot → AvocatoBot
  • Confirmation link: [1]
  • Reason: Privacy reasons

Please, delete my userpages and my talk pages before renaming. and rename them without leaving redirects from old userpage or talk pages (if exists). Thanks in advance.--M.Gedawy 05:17, 15 ጁላይ 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[ኮድ አርም]

Hi guys, I have left a message at አባል ውይይት:Russavia/Polandball which may be of interest. Cheers, Russavia (talk) 19:31, 20 ኦገስት 2012 (UTC)

Free digital camera available[ኮድ አርም]

Hi guys, I just wanted to find out if 1) either of you are situated in Ethiopia or 2) know of any editors who are in Ethiopia, who might be interested in this. Ethiopia isn't very well represented on Commons in relation to photos, and if a camera would assist an editor in Ethiopia to help to increase our coverage of Ethiopian photos, then I believe this is a great opportunity for an Ethiopian editor and for Wikimedia/Wikipedia. Feel free to drop me, or JJ Harrison a line if interested, or know of someone who could benefit from this opportunity. If you contact JJ, let him know that I let you know of this opportunity. Cheers, Russavia (talk) 00:38, 5 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

Hi Russvia:
There is a guy I know who works for Ethiopian National Meteorology Agency. He frequently has to travel to different parts of the country. He is interested to participate. His name is Lakemariam Yohannes, email adress is mistrelake@yahoo.com . You can also contact him on his facebook account.. https://www.facebook.com/lworku . Please let me know when you have read this... Hgetnet (talk) 12:32, 5 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

Input method/transliteration[ኮድ አርም]

Hello, I see that you're active on translatewiki.net, where we're testing an extension which is now enabled on many wikis with problematic fonts/scripts, Narayam. The extesion should be able to make the wiki support the script natively, without MediaWiki:Translit.js. Could you please test it on translatewiki.net? You only have to follow the instructions: basically login, set your language to Amharic, enable the input method with ctrl+M and type something to see if it works. Thanks, Nemo bis (talk) 15:12, 9 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

Hi Codex, this is related to the problem I mentioned on my sub userpage talk where I mentioned the automatic Amharicisation (is that a word) of any text inputted in the edit windows. The escape key, etc doesn't work, and one has to change the skin to "Modern" in order to be able to type in Latin lettering. Cheers, Russavia (talk) 16:40, 9 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

Amharic Keyboard Input Method[ኮድ አርም]

Please look at the Amharic Keyboard Input Method topic on ውክፔዲያ ውይይት:ምንጭጌ. Elfalem (talk) 03:20, 26 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

Transation Request[ኮድ አርም]

Greetings Codex Sinaiticus! Would you be so kind to help me translate part of en:Lu Xun and en:Wuhan into the wonderful Amharic language? Please. 3-4 lines would be enough. Best regard-Vunz Vujmingz (talk) 08:07, 26 ኦክቶበር 2012 (UTC)

Transation Request[ኮድ አርም]

Greetings Codex Sinaiticus! Would you be so kind to help me translate part of en:Ido into the wonderful Amharic language? Please a few lines would be enough. Thanks --Chabi1 (talk) 10:20, 9 ኖቬምበር 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I thought we had that one already but it seems not yet! I will make a stub soon. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 18:05, 9 ኖቬምበር 2012 (UTC)

John Cale[ኮድ አርም]

Hi Codex Sinaiticus. Should I request to you, you would want to create at least a short (stub) article for John Cale (en) (founding member of The Velvet Underground)? Thank you in advance. --Marek Koudelka (talk) 12:23, 18 ጃንዩዌሪ 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I can make a stub; his artistic achievements are clearly encyclopedic. I am saddened to read of his personal life on both the English and Czech wikipedias, but I strongly doubt that we should consider all this as encyclopedic information as his public achievements. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 13:02, 18 ጃንዩዌሪ 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Marek Koudelka (talk) 20:14, 18 ጃንዩዌሪ 2013 (UTC)

Wikiquote in Amharic[ኮድ አርም]

Hello. If you want, you can add quotes in Amharic to the Amharic Wikiquote. It is currently being considered for closure. Can you add at least 5 quotes, if possible? PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:28, 2 ኤይፕርል 2013 (UTC)

Roger Federer[ኮድ አርም]

Please create article on this Wikipedia. --Kolega2357 (talk) 21:21, 9 ኤይፕርል 2013 (UTC)

Novak Djokovic[ኮድ አርም]

Hi Codex Sinaiticus,

can you please create article about No1 tennis player in world Novak Djokovic.--Soundwaweserb (talk) 17:51, 1 ሜይ 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[ኮድ አርም]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 12:45, 3 ሜይ 2013 (UTC)

Polandball barnstar[ኮድ አርም]

Ethiopiaball-plain.PNG The Polandball Barnstar
Hello Ethiopia, Australia be thankings of many for your helping in translatings of Polandball. With Ethiopia help, we provings that whilst Poland can not into space, Polandball can into Wikipedia. As Australia making note of on his page of user, continuing to make uploadings of aviation picturings to Commons will of occurring. Many of greetings and exultations. Russavia (talk) 23:16, 4 ሜይ 2013 (UTC)
  • Now in a serious tone :) I am scouring Flickr and other sources for photos which I can upload to Commons. Is there any specific Ethiopian subjects that you feel we could use on Commons, and which might be useful to encourage further article development here on Amharic Wikipedia? Feel free to drop me a line with any requests, and I will do me damnedest to fine suitable photographs, etc. Cheers, Russavia (talk) 23:16, 4 ሜይ 2013 (UTC)

User:Darkicebot[ኮድ አርም]

Could you please remove the bot flag from my bot, Darkicebot, please? He is not going to be active any longer. Thanks, Razorflame (talk) 00:40, 25 ጁላይ 2013 (UTC)

Retrait du groupe bot pour AmaraBot / Bot flag removal for AmaraBot[ኮድ አርም]

Bonjour Codex Sinaiticus,

J’ai constaté que ton bot AmaraBot n’a pas fait de modification sur FR:Wikipédia depuis de nombreux mois et je propose de le retirer de ce groupe. Si tu souhaites commenter cette décision, merci de te rendre ici. Sans réponse de ta part le flag devrait être retiré dans un mois. Merci pour les contributions de ton bot à la Wikipédia en français.

Bonne continuation. Bub's (talk) 16:40, 2 ዲሴምበር 2013 (UTC)

Hi Codex Sinaiticus,

I noted that your bot AmaraBot hasn’t altered FR:Wikipédia for months and I suggested to remove it’s bot flag. I you whish to comment on that proposal, please go there to do so (you can write in English). By default the flag should be removed in a month. Thank you for your bot's contribution to the French Wikipédia.

Best regards, Bub's (talk) 16:40, 2 ዲሴምበር 2013 (UTC)

Bot flag removed. Litlok (talk) 15:28, 1 ጃንዩዌሪ 2014 (UTC)

from it.wikt[ኮድ አርም]

See this.--Wim b (talk) 01:18, 26 ማርች 2014 (UTC)

Alexander_Tatarnikov spam[ኮድ አርም]

Hi Codex, thanks for leaving note on your edits, otherwise I wouldn't know that this wiki is different. First, sorry to use English, as I don't know Amharic. Second, the proof of this spam can be seen in meta. This is actually very persistent spammer that has infested dozens of wikis, and we have proof that he created hundreds(!) -- I'm not kidding -- socks for this purpose. The decision to keep the article I leave it to the Amharic community, but we stewards suggest that it is deleted permanently, and salted (i.e. blacklisted). Below is the list of discussions elsewhere. Warm regards, Bennylin (talk) 15:01, 26 ማርች 2014 (UTC)

If the Amharic literate community decides it is non-notable we will delete it but I do not see what problem it is causing. Steward who cannot read Amharic should not come in and delete Amharic pages based on a decision taken by non-Amharic speakers, from which Amharic speakers were excluded, on some other wiki. You are following a very interesting "protocol". ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 15:12, 26 ማርች 2014 (UTC)
I have a list of 73 articles in separate Wikipedias that he created in a short period of time, using 278 sock-accounts, which is ever increasing (common sense said that he must use automated translation tools). That's against WMF policy, and as the result, all his articles (which falls short under scrutiny in the first place, unless a project really have a low standard of inclusion), were deleted in all those projects. It's SOP. Since this is a project that's under Global-sysop, and by extension steward's care, global sysop, with the help of certain investigation tools, could delete pages in those wikis, (or if the article was not blantant vandalism, we first marked them with delete tag as I did, and wait for second opinion), which contains vandalism, nonsense, promotionals (including self-vanity like this), and other which otherwise might be under the radar of the project's local communities. This is the only place out of 70+ Wikipedias where a local community expressed disagreement regarding this cross-wiki sockmaster, and as such, we have taken note of it, and I have informed other stewards about this project's decision. Regards, Bennylin (talk) 12:44, 27 ማርች 2014 (UTC)

When they came out with global sysop they said larger language wikis with no need could opt out of it. I did everything I could to opt out of it, because Amharic speakers do not need Amahric-illiterate caretakers for much of anything. However, the nightmare continues regardless. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 13:12, 27 ማርች 2014 (UTC)

According to this page, the Amharic Wikipedia community should be able to opt-out of global-sysop actions. As such, I suggest that we obtain community consensus and opt-out. Elfalem (talk) 01:50, 30 ማርች 2014 (UTC)
I agree, but had thought we already opted out at least once. We also apparently have a "Small Wiki Monitoring Team"... ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 07:49, 30 ማርች 2014 (UTC)

FYI[ኮድ አርም]

This account is now locked, I don't think he longer needs any userpage. As I wrote at it.wiktionary that's the hughest crosswiki promotion I've ever seen. --Vituzzu (talk) 19:36, 26 ማርች 2014 (UTC)

Article request[ኮድ አርም]

Do you do article requests? WhisperToMe (talk) 13:44, 5 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)

Sometimes ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 19:32, 5 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)
Ok! I listed some requests at ውክፔዲያ:ጽሑፍ እንዲጻፍ ለመጠይቅ. Are you interested in starting a stub on en:Montgomery County Public Schools? It is a school system near Washington, DC, which has a large Ethiopian community. The website http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/am/ lists all of the content in Amharic WhisperToMe (talk) 00:03, 6 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)

From reading the text at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/am/ (and any pages linked to it) do you know what the Amharic name is? (a transcription of the Amharic text). That way I can post the Amharic name to the Wikimedia Commons WhisperToMe (talk) 18:32, 17 ኦገስት 2014 (UTC)

Request for transcription of text[ኮድ አርም]

This website has the Amharic name of the "Debre Selam Medahnealem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church" http://medahnealem.com/ in Houston. What is the transcription of the Amharic name? I want to put the Amharic name in en:Christianity in Houston#Ethiopian and en:Ethnic_groups_in_Houston#Ethiopians

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 17:11, 6 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)

There are competing systems for transcribing into Latin alphabet, but basically the Amharic name is Debre Selam MedhaneAlem YeItyopphya Ortodoks Tewahedo Bete Kristiyan... ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 17:21, 6 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I see, I guess you need something you can copy paste... ደብረ ሰላም መድኃኔዓለም የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 17:23, 6 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I added both the Amharic and Latinized forms to the two articles. My hometown, Houston has an Ethiopian population and a bit of many ethnic groups :) WhisperToMe (talk) 05:32, 7 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)

Translate[ኮድ አርም]

Hello. I want you, if you have time, to translate the introductory paragraphs of en:Nea Salamis Famagusta FC and create the article in your wiki. Xaris333 (talk) 06:45, 14 ኦገስት 2014 (UTC)

Request for Amharic translation of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 image[ኮድ አርም]

Hi, Codex! A user at the Wikimedia Commons made this image using the final report of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961: File:Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 seating plan.svg

I am interested in having him make an Amharic version, so how do you state the following in Amharic?

  • Fatal injury (A death)
  • Survivors with serious or minor injuries
  • Survivors with no injury
  • Unoccupied seat
  • Flight attendant's seat
  • Galley (Cooking area on an aircraft)
  • Lavatory (Toilet)
  • Closet

Thank you WhisperToMe (talk) 11:15, 19 ኦገስት 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[ኮድ አርም]

Dear Codex Sinaiticus, My aplogies for writing in English. Please translate or have this translated for you if it will help. I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 ኦገስት 2014 (UTC)

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Monuments of Spain Challenge[ኮድ አርም]

Excuse me for not talking Amharic yet. We would like the following announcement translated and published in Amharic Wikipedia. We would be really gratefull if you helped us with it. And do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of help at anytime.

Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!

The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.

Join in and good luck!

B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España.

You said "yet" - I like that! Here's your translation:

ውኪሜዲያ ኤስፓኛ (Wikimedia España) በ«እስፓንያ ሐውልቶች ውድድር» እንዲሳተፉ ይጋብዞታል። ያውም ምንድነው? እሽቅድድም ነው። መጣጥፎች ስለ እስፓንያ ሐውልቶች ማዘጋጀት፣ መተርጎም ወይንም ማስፋፋት አለብዎትና ነጥብ ያገኛሉ! እንዲህ ስለ ግሩም ሕንጻዎች መጻፍዎ ብቻ ሳይሆን ሽልማቶችን ማግኘት ይችላሉ!

የውድድሩ ወቅት መላውን ኦክቶበር ያጠቅልላልና ማናቸውም አስፈላጊ መረጃ እዚህ ጋ አለ

ተሳተፉ! መልካም ዕድል!
ውኪሜዲያ ኤስፓኛB25es


User:Elfalem, does this look ok? Cheers, ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 11:34, 27 ሰፕቴምበር 2014 (UTC)

I've made few minor changes, but overall looks good to me! Elfalem (talk) 00:45, 2 ኦክቶበር 2014 (UTC)
Great! I'd better put the notice up right away ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 01:02, 2 ኦክቶበር 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! es:User:B25es

Hello again! We haven't had any editions in Amharic for now. If we had even just one, you would be the first African language in our contest. There's just a week to finish our Challenge and for you to joint History! B25es (talk) 17:31, 23 ኦክቶበር 2014 (UTC)

Catherine Hamlin and Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital[ኮድ አርም]

Hi mate, how are you? I hope all is well. Mate, I have been doing some image work on Commons and have come across two Ethiopian subjects which I don't think there are currently articles for on Amharic Wikipedia, and which I think would make a great addition. The articles being en:Catherine Hamlin and en:Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

I'm going to do a little bit of work on these articles on English Wikipedia in the near future. Once done, would you possibly be able to help with translating them into Amharic? If so, I can drop you a line when done. Cheers, Russavia (talk) 03:49, 6 ኦክቶበር 2014 (UTC)

Why the block on Beetstra? Please explain[ኮድ አርም]

I see that you have blocked User:Beetstra and supposedly for edits on English Wikipedia. Will you please demonstrate to me which local policy Beetstra has breached. Further would you please demonstrate to me which component of the local or generic WMF blocking policies you have utilised to implement this block. At this point your block looks to be vindictive and based on you not liking what he has said, and said somewhere else, rather than based on a breach of policy. I look forward to your response and clear indication of why the block is in place, and how you have determined the length of the block. Billinghurst (talk) 00:56, 2 ኖቬምበር 2014 (UTC)

It has now been four months, and you have been unable to provide answer to this matter. Would you please provide an answer to why you have blocked Beetstra. Thanks. Billinghurst (talk) 03:03, 10 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
As you are unwilling to enter a discussion about this block, and as you have presented no evidence to support this block, I have asked one of your fellow administrators to remove the block on Beetstra. Billinghurst (talk) 10:08, 24 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
I'm unwilling to have a discussion in English with you. I am more than willing to discuss this with anyone in Amharic, since this is the Amharic encyclopedia, and imperialism is dead. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 13:19, 24 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[ኮድ አርም]

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Thanks a lot for your translation into Amharic! B25es (talk) 19:57, 17 ኖቬምበር 2014 (UTC)

Wiktionary[ኮድ አርም]

Hi there. Sorry for speaking in English ;c I really appreciate your work here and I want to help this language at Wiktionary. I don't see any users there. I'm trying to create an entry but because of the lack of knowledge of Amharic, it's quite difficult to create one. This is one of the entry Januari. I need translations for every part (etymology and pronunciation) Would you like to help me? Pretty please? --Malaysiaboy (talk) 14:27, 5 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)

Trying to write an Amharic dictionary without knowing Amharic does sound like an exceptional challenge...! However, "having said that'... your entry for Januari does seem to correctly cover all the essential information... [2] You have the Amharic translation, the English translation (January), the IPA pronunciation and the Arabic alphabet transliteration, and it all seems correct. If you want the pronunciation of the Malaysian word in Amharic writing, it would be /ጃኑዋሪ/, and the etymology is undoubtedly from English January, since that is the only European language where J- sounds like /dʒ-/... ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 18:50, 5 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the review. I love helping other languages by adding Malay entries. I think am.wikt should have an entry layout. For example:
==ማላይኛ==
===የተፀውኦ ስም===
'''Januari''' (''ሩሚ አጻጻፍ'')፣ '''[[جانواري]]''' (''ጃዊ አጻጻፍ'')
# [[ጃንዩዌሪ]]

===አመጣጥ===
ከ እንግሊዝኛ [[January]].

===አጠራር===
* በፊደል: /ጃኑዋሪ/ 
* [[IPA]]: /dʒanuari/
What do you think? Could you try translate it please? --Malaysiaboy (talk) 12:15, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Does IPA should be translated too? It's stand for International Phonetic Alphabet. Oh yeah and I forgot for Rumi (Latin/Roman script) entry. What's the meaning of በፊደል? --Malaysiaboy (talk) 01:45, 9 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
I reordered it a little. IPA should be linked to an entry explaining those initials. በፊደል means in fidel or Ethiopic script. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 02:52, 9 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Is ሩሚ አጻጻፍ Rumi spelling? So if I created a Jawi entry it will be:
'''جانواري''' (''ጃዊ አጻጻፍ'')፣ '''[[Januari]]''' (''ሩሚ አጻጻፍ'')
? --Malaysiaboy (talk) 04:09, 10 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
Malay Wikipedia has made a page of Malay Introduction. Would you like to add your language to there. All you need is to translate this:

Want to know about Malay? The Malay language is of Austronesian stock, spoken mainly in the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia namely the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Southern Thailand, the Southern Philippines and even as far as Christmas Island in Australia. The language achieved the status of lingua franca in the region during the height of the Malaccan Sultanate in the 15th and 16th century. As of late the importance of Malay as a language is being noted worldwide.

Thanks a lot for helping me! --Malaysiaboy (talk) 06:08, 10 ጃንዩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)
Hi again! How are you? I have a question to ask. Is Amharic and Tigrinya the same? The writing seems same to me. --Malaysiaboy (talk) 05:51, 22 ፌብሩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)

No, Amharic and Tigrinya are two different but related languages that use similar alphabets, like English and German. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 14:52, 22 ፌብሩዌሪ 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to Medical Translation[ኮድ አርም]

Medical Translation Project

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Invitation to the Medical Translation Project – a joint Wikimedia project started by the English language WikiProject Medicine!

Thank you for being one of the top Medical editors! I want to use this opportunity to introduce you to our most ambitious project.

We want to use Wikipedia to spread knowledge where it will be used. Studies have shown that Wikipedia is the most common resource of medical knowledge, and used by more people than any other source! We want high quality articles, available to everyone, regardless of language ability. It isn't right that you would need to know a major language to get hold of quality content!

That is why in the recent Ebola crisis (which is still ongoing) we translated information into over 70 languages, many of them small African languages. This was important, as Wikipedia was also shown to be the biggest resource used in Africa for information on Ebola! We see tremendous potential, but also great risks as our information needs to be accurate and well-researched. We only translate articles that have been reviewed by medical doctors and experts, so that what we translate is correct. Many of our translators are professionals, but many are also volunteers, and we need more of you guys – both to translate, but also to import finished translations, and fix grammatical or other style issues that are introduced by the translation process.

Our articles are not only translated into small languages, but also to larger ones, but as of 2015 this requires users to apply for an article to be translated, which can be done here (full articles, short articles) with an easy to manage google document.

So regardless of your background head over to our main page for more information, or to our talk page and ask us questions. Feel free to respond in any language, we will do our best to find some way to communicate. No task is too small, and we need everyone to help out!

I hope you will forgive me for sending this message in English – we also need translators for messages like this, and above all local language community managers, which act as a link between us and you. Also I can not reply on your talk page, so please go to our talk page!

Thank you for helping medical information on Wikipedia grow! -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 15:37, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Google Translation of this message

request[ኮድ አርም]

Hi Codex I looked what you have done at https://am.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:%E1%8C%A5%E1%8A%95%E1%89%B3%E1%8B%8A_%E1%88%8D%E1%88%B3%E1%8A%93%E1%89%B5_%E1%88%B7%E1%8B%B4%E1%88%BD and impressed. Good job. Have some request though. 1. Would you catagorise the words, such as noun, verb...etc and put them in alphabetical order? 2. I was away for a long time and lost my sysop staus. Do you mind adding word intry templates like the fallowing in the amharic wiktionary? It makes it easier to add new words. I did add priviously and some one removed it. https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?search=word+template&title=Special%3ASearch&go=Go 3. Creaing new language wiki is becoming a hassel. But Thhere is great deal of interest being generated online in learning the language. If we create an incubator and see how much support the language would have.

Link FA/GA templates[ኮድ አርም]

Dexbot can remove links to Link FA/GA templates if you agree. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:20, 24 ኤይፕርል 2015 (UTC)

Sure, if User:Ladsgroup hasn't already! Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 21:56, 24 ኤይፕርል 2015 (UTC)

Ipblock-exempt[ኮድ አርም]

Hello dear Codex Sinaiticus, I would like requesting ipblock-exempt right on this wiki. Grind24 (talk) 16:31, 14 ሜይ 2015 (UTC)

I can't imagine why you would ever worry about being blocked on Amharic wikipedia, so why on Earth would you need it? ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 16:42, 14 ሜይ 2015 (UTC)
I would be anonymous on internet (in my country, the government has just made a law who permitted them to espionning people) but when I using Tor I can't edit wikipedia's pages (if I login without, they could know what is my ip and who I am/where I live/what I am doing/who are my friend…). In there can you give me some privacy?--Grind24 (talk) 21:44, 29 ሜይ 2015 (UTC)
Please remove my IPblock-exempt right here . I already have a global IpBlock-exemption.Thanks.--Grind24 (talk) 20:23, 11 ዲሴምበር 2015 (UTC)

Translation request in Amharic for en:Radio Studio 54 Network. Thanks in advance[ኮድ አርም]

Dear Codex,

I'm writing to say hello and know how you are. In addition to this the courtesy to ask if you can translate in Amharic, the article about a radio station among the most famous in Italy, very popular in the south Italy, audible even via web streaming from the many Calabrians in the world. Natualmente when you can do it, the important thing to be translated any item according to the English version. Then I will translate what you want in Italian and French, and Spanish. While waiting to hear from you thank you as always for your time and kindness.--Luigi Salvatore Vadacchino (talk) 13:09, 2 ጁን 2015 (UTC)

Hi Luigi, I will be happy to make an article for that station. The English version translation has a few issues, making it hard for me to understand, but I will take a look at the Italian and French ones and try to come up with something. Regards, ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 15:08, 2 ጁን 2015 (UTC)

Good morning to you Dear Codex,

I came back to ask if you can translate the article in the radio, for now I'm okay with a stub of all the things there are, the important thing is that there are the names of the various speakers and presenters. Then ask the translation that you have to do in Italian and will do it. thank you very much and I'm sorry if I disturbed.--Luigi Salvatore Vadacchino (talk) 13:04, 20 ጁን 2015 (UTC)

English is my native language, but as a native speaker I honestly don't know how to translate the "History" section because it is so confusing I have no idea what it is talking about. I believe it needs attention from a native speaker who is familiar with what it is trying to say. But I would be happy to translate it once I can get some meaning out of it. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 15:43, 20 ጁን 2015 (UTC)
I mean like this sentence: "Like almost all the free radio stations began as a game, and then in the early 1990s, came the awareness of not leaving behind career goals." I could translate literally into Amharic but it would be strange (as it is in English) because it is unclear to whom the "awareness" came, what "career goals" are or where they had been left behind, or what the significance of this is. It would be interesting to know what sort of game it began as, but in the next sentence we read "With the Mammì law for the Italian broadcast in 1990, the game replaces the company." If it began as a game how does it replace a company? Or perhaps it meant to say "the game was replaced by a company" but I really don't know and it is still vague. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 16:01, 20 ጁን 2015 (UTC)

Translating from French:


Studio54network was born June 6, 1985 on the initiative of Parretta Pietro Francesco Massara, Enzo Gatto, Memmo Minniti and Pietro Musmeci, under the name of Radio Studio 54 DJ Club.

Like almost all the Italian free radio, it arises from the game before taking, in the 90s, a more professional turn.

With the Mammi law for the organization of Italian radio and television broadcasts, in 1990, she became a corporation.

In 1991, she became the first radio in Calabria (and among the first in Italy) to broadcast Radio Data System .

In 1994, the distribution is computerized, allowing making punctuality and quality of transmissions unattainable with analog equipment.

From 1995 to the acquisition of the other Calabrian issuers, she released the historical boundaries of the Ionian coast Reggine expanding to Calabria and neighboring regions.

In 1997 he was among the first to experience the Italian radio streaming by webcast through technology RealAudio .

In 1998, she adopted the name Studio54Network.

In 2000 the realization of the first mobile studio Stargate marks the beginning of a new editorial policy: radio broadcasting from the street, among the people.

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Now, try to make sense of the translation I think it is easier now. thanks a lot--Luigi Salvatore Vadacchino (talk) 12:57, 21 ጁን 2015 (UTC)

Page Merge[ኮድ አርም]

User:Codex Sinaiticus, I help coordinate medical translations for the Medical Translation Taskforce. Recently, I mistakenly created a new page where one already existed. As a non-speaker, I need help merging these articles. Can you please recruit the local community to help. I assume there is valuable content on both pages. Thanks, and sorry for the mistake. Lucas559 (talk) 21:54, 12 ዲሴምበር 2015 (UTC)

I added a merge template to both... If you ever need to, you can also accomplish the same with Template:Merge (in English) and it will redirect to our merge template. Thanks! (Codex Sinaiticus AKA) Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 12:26, 13 ዲሴምበር 2015 (UTC)

አባል ውይይት:213.55.92.81[ኮድ አርም]

Hi Codex Sinaiticus

I've deleted the content of አባል ውይይት:213.55.92.81 because of the deletion request. But of course it's o.k. if you think it's better to keep the content.

And sorry for deletion of ባንገርስ ኧንድ ማሽ. Of course it's better if the decision is made by Amharic speakers.

Best regards, --Holder (talk) 05:21, 12 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

Unuseful pages[ኮድ አርም]

Hello. You seems to be admin here. I found that there are many pages that have no useful content, in other words, there's nothing to read. Please consider to delete those pages listed at ልዩ:አጫጭር_ገጾች (That would be better than I put delete tags on all of them.) --Octahedron80 (talk) 03:17, 23 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

At this line you might already read my messages. Please understand my point, and, think about those blank pages again. You have your power.

Firstly, I'm here just to check some vocab to make good on Wiktionary. Later I found mistakes then I urged to correct. I have been in WP for nearly 10 years. I don't want to ruin anything. --Octahedron80 (talk) 12:13, 23 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

PS. I know how those Geez letters pronounced. But I still don't understand meaning. Then the zero-level suits me. --Octahedron80 (talk) 12:44, 23 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

Dictionary[ኮድ አርም]

This topic is not about the talk page we were recently. I just want to ask. Does Ethiopia have national, official dictionary? That would be a good standard for spelling words (and education either). My country, Thailand, has an agent to make the book and it ends most of typographical contradiction. (If not so, you should appeal to your gov.) --Octahedron80 (talk) 16:37, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

I believe Amharic indeed originated as a government language and the education and schools in Ethiopia have complete dictionaries, but as for us at wikipedia we are not affiliated with any particular government that we call 'our' government. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 17:08, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

We are not related with any gov, but we still depend on the Wikimedia foundation. :) --Octahedron80 (talk) 17:19, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

Are you interested in Wiktionary? Even I have been in Wikipedia for many years, but there are more other projects needing attention. Now I mainly contribute at Thai Wiktionary. (That's why I am quite serious about spelling.) --Octahedron80 (talk) 00:27, 25 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

Translation[ኮድ አርም]

Hello, could you please translate Automatic refresh (Actualisation automatique) to አማርኛ? Thanks -XQV- (talk) 17:27, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure what context it would appear in, but if that were part of an interface such as wikipedia or another website, I would use በቀጥታ ማሳደስ ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 17:37, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2017 (UTC)

My translations are wrong I realize it but your translations even worse than the one before.

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Year Formatting in Country Infoboxes[ኮድ አርም]

Sorry to bother you, I have been making country infoboxes and struggling to indicate population estimate years as being either of the Ethiopian or Gregorian calendar. I've seen several different formats in the wiki, can you explain which is best, for dates of independence, census years, etc... I'm using 2009/2017 as an example year.

For Ethiopian Calendar dates, its generally written as (is it correct?):

  • 2009 ዓ.ም. (for an Ethiopian estimate year of 2009 written as የ2009 ዓ.ም ግምት) (2017 on Gregorian calendar)

For Gregorian calendar dates, I don't know which way is correct, or even if it indicates gregorian:

  • 2017 (እ.አ.አ.) (for a Gregorian estimate year of 2017 written as የ2017 እ.ኤ.አ. ግምት) (2009 on Ethiopian calendar)
  • እ.አ.አ. በ2017 (for a Gregorian estimate year of 2017 written as የእ.አ.አ. በ2017 ግምት) (2009 on Ethiopian calendar)

Could you give an example of how to write a Persian calendar date (and indicate so) properly?

For some countries, specifically former Soviet States in the Southern bloc, sometimes two+ calendar date clarifications are needed based on which system was used at the time of such major event (ex, Babur exile, conquest, Sovietization, independence...) I've tried googling with varying results. Could you please clarify which way is correct for which system? Thank you so much. :) PlanespotterA320 (talk) 17:53, 3 ኦገስት 2017 (UTC)

Yes, that is correct for Ethiopian years eg 2009 ዓ.ም.

For Gregorian years, you may see various formats in Amharic writing, but since we have articles for each Gregorian year formatted to be linked as eg 2017 እ.ኤ.አ., that is the preferred style - note this uses ኤ as the middle abbreviation and not አ.

These are the only two types of calendar years commonly used in Amharic nowadays, Persian or other calendars would not be used and should be converted intyo one or the other of these calendars.

Regards, Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 19:03, 3 ኦገስት 2017 (UTC)

Can I get admin powers?[ኮድ አርም]

Im willing to help and leave this wikidata MechQuester (talk) 13:21, 22 ኦገስት 2017 (UTC)

Proficiency in Amharic is the main requirement, for me to give admin status, so it seems you are not qualified... ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 13:28, 22 ኦገስት 2017 (UTC)

Names of Heads of State[ኮድ አርም]

Dear Codex Sinaiticus,

  Thanks for all of your help, I really appreciate it and am thrilled to be learning the Amharic language.  I regret choosing to learn grammar first, as my transliteration skills are rather poor. (still learning script)  Hence, adding the names of the different heads of state is tricky and I want to be as accurate as possible.  Can you transliterate the names of these heads of state, heads of government, and colonial administrations for countries and special cases (Territories, client states...)?  (and the titles of Governor General & Queen's Representative)  Also if you have time please check the names in the infoboxes of North American and Oceanian countries I made, not sure if all are correct. It's a bit of a list, don't feel rushed.  Thank You so very much.
  • Governor General- አገረ ገዥ
  • Administrator- አስተዳዳሪ
  • Colonial Administration- ቅኝ አገር አስተዳደር
  • Queen's Representative- የንግሥት ወኪል
  • Governor- አገረ ገዥ
  • Lieutenant Governor- ምክትል አገረ ገዥ
  • Speaker of Legislature- ሊቀ መንበር
  • Delegate- ወኪል
  • President of the Government of (territory)-
  • High Commissioner-
  • President of the Parliament-
  • Captains Regent (San Marino)-
  • Tuvalu: Iakoba Italeli-
    Enele Sopoaga-
  • Vanuatu: Tallis Obed Moses-
    , Charlot Salwai-
  • Niue: Patsy Reddy-, Toke Talagi-
  • Cook Islands: Tom Marsters-
    Henry Puna-
  • American Samoa: Lolo Matalasi Moliga-
    Lemanu Peleti Mauga-
    Amata Coleman Radewagen-
  • Guam: Eddie Baza Calvo-
    Ray Tenorio-
    Madeleine Bordallo-
  • Northern Mariana islands: Ralph Torres-
    Victor Hocog-
    Gregorio Sablan-
  • French Polynesia: Emmanuel Macron-
    Édouard Fritch-
    René Bidal-
  • New Caledonia: Philippe Germain-
    Thierry Lataste-
  • Kosovo: Hashim Thaçi-
    Isa Mustafa-
  • Australia: Sir Peter Cosgrove-
    Malcolm Turnbull-
  • Tonga: Tupou VI-
    ʻAkilisi Pōhiva-
  • India: Venkaiah Naidu-
  • Taiwan: Chen Chien-jen-
    Chen Chien-jen-
    William Lai-
  • Singapore: J. Y. Pillay- (acting)
  • Rwanda: Edouard Ngirente-
  • Kyrgyzstan: Sapar Isakov-
  • Algeria: Ahmed Ouyahia-
  • Pakistan: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi-
  • Mongolia: Khaltmaagiin Battulga-
    Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat-
  • Greenland: Mikaela Engell-
    Kim Kielsen-
  • Aruba: Alfonso Boekhoudt-
    Mike Eman-
  • Curacao: Lucille George-Wout-
    Eugene Rhuggenaath-
  • Anguilla: Christina Scott-
  • Bahamas: Hubert Minnis-
  • Bermuda: John Rankin-
  • British Virgin Islands: Augustus Jaspert-
    V. Inez Archibald-
  • Cayman Islands:Helen Kilpatrick-
  • Montserrat: Elizabeth Carriere-
  • Turks and Caicos Islands: John Freeman-
    Anya Williams-
  • Puerto Rico: Ricardo Rosselló-
    Jenniffer González -
  • United States Virgin Islands: Kenneth Mapp-
    Osbert Potter-
  • Falkland Islands: Colin Roberts-
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: Lisa Phillips-
  • Canary Islands: Fernando Clavijo Batlle-
  • Mayotte: Soibahadine Ibrahim Ramadani-
  • Réunion: Didier Robert-
  • Christmas Island: Barry Haase-
  • Abkhazia: Raul Khajimba-
    Beslan Bartsits-
  • Northern Cyprus: Mustafa Akıncı-
    Hüseyin Özgürgün-
  • South Ossetia: Anatoliy Bibilov-
    Domenty Kulumbegov-
  • Palestine: Mahmoud Abbas-
    Rami Hamdallah-
  • Republic of Artsakh/Nagorno Karabakh Republic: Bako Sahakyan-
    Arayik Harutyunyan-
  • Sudan: Bakri Hassan Saleh-
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo- Bruno Tshibala
  • East Timor: Francisco Guterres-
    Rui Maria de Araújo-
  • South Korea: Lee Nak-yeon-
  • San Marino: Vanessa D'Ambrosio-
    Mimma Zavoli-

Sorry for such a long list. Don't feel rushed, and if you don't have time you don't have to. I really appreciate all of the help. Thank you :) --PlanespotterA320 (talk) 22:08, 8 ሰፕቴምበር 2017 (UTC)

Offline Wikipedia for Ethiopia[ኮድ አርም]

We are working on an offline version of Wikipedia for Ethiopia. Wondering if you could translate these three sentences into Amharic?

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More details at IIAB. Doc James (talk) 02:19, 13 ማርች 2018 (UT

Sorry, don't have time now, and in case you haven't noticed, unfortunately we have been short-staffed here for so long, everyone mistakenly thinks I run everything while they just sit and watch. No, too busy to do it all as a one man show these days. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 15:53, 13 ማርች 2018 (UTC)

Paternalistic[ኮድ አርም]

You are free to reverse this kind of action you shouldn't label them in such offensive ways. --Vituzzu (talk) 13:48, 25 ሜይ 2018 (UTC)

Of course I know I am free, since you really shouldn't be making the action in the first place, and not even bothering to explain to the other language projects it effects, how or why you arrived at such an 'executive decision' on your own... I am not aware of you wielding any authority over this project and I have repeatedly pointed out that global accounts of non-speakers deleting content summarily, without procedure, is not really welcome and we would like to 'opt out' of this practice... As for 'paternalistic' how was I to know you find this word used often in English to be offensive? It seems for English the list of words on the offensive list that cant be used any more is growing mysteriously every day, with no one knowing until they accidentally use the forbidden word, kind of like in "1984"...

You're right, crosswikispam is good, automatic translators are fine, this wiki is your own property, I was paternalistic, being deemed paternalistic is fine and thinking it's not fine it's doublethink. --Vituzzu (talk) 16:59, 25 ሜይ 2018 (UTC)

QueerEcofeminist block[ኮድ አርም]

Hello. The block of user QueerEcofeminist came to my attention today. Though I have read block reasons, I can’t find anything on the name that could be a reason for a block on any Wikimedia project, which is supposed to be free, gay-friendly, and respect orientation of users. Is there any local policy for username block here? They also requested unblock via own talk page, which is the usual recommendation on any project, but you deleted it and disallowed talk page access.

So, could you kindly review this block? Perhaps asking opinion of other admins to have a second opinion. I am just failing to see what is the harm on leaving this account unblocked. I hope you can help me to understand. Thanks in advance.” TeleS (T M @ C S) 22:36, 6 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

Homosexuality and the promotion of homosexuality have always been illegal in the criminal code of Ethiopia, where most Amharic speakers are located. It is not only offensive to me, but for around 99% of Ethiopians, as it is considered inimical to the family spirit for which Ethiopia stands, and this is clearly stated in the criminal code. For this reason, promotion of homosexuality will not be tolerated here nor will it be forced down our throats to suit anyone's international political agenda if you expect Ethiopians to take part. It is also against our policy to allow username activity advertizing one's sexual lifestyle as we are family friendly and wish to remain that way. In nearly 15 years of operation this is the only offender to come to my attention, you will notice virtually no one else uses their name to advertise their sexual persusion and how abnormal this is. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 23:04, 6 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer. Could you please explain how it is promoting homosexuality? One can’t just mention the word “Queer” on the name, which has many possible interpretations according to dictionary? What if I change my name to “Teles Straight”? Would you block me too? Do you really expect that the whole community will follow Ethiopia laws?” TeleS (T M @ C S) 23:28, 6 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
Yes, concepts like the rule of law are paramount in Ethiopia and so far there has been almost no problem in 15 years with expecting the Amharic community to follow the laws. It is easy to block anyone here if there is going to be any problem. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 23:35, 6 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, but it doesn’t make sense. Wikimedia sites are not built on Ethiopia soil, so there is no obligation to any user that doesn’t live there to follow its law. If you live there and don’t want to “promote homosexuality” it is your call. If using the name “Queer” is a crime in your country, that’s a real bummer, and as an Ethiopian citizen, YOU may want to avoid it. However, servers of this site are located on United States, and that is why every user, including you, are forced to follow its law. Wikimedia projects are free to create its own rules and develop by themselves the way it’s believed to be better on its on view, BUT they cannot do anything that works in opposition with Wikimedia Terms of Use and mission. I profoundly recommend you to review this action and position. This is a clear case of prejudice on which someone is blocked for their sexual orientation. You may decide not to abide to WMF Terms of Use; you are not forced to live with homosexuals. However, you may want to exercise this prejudice in places that fits better with this odd behaviour, which any Wikipedia is not. Regards.” TeleS (T M @ C S) 00:05, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
What part are you failing to comprehend? The "sexual orientation" as you call it is nothing but a crime in Ethiopia. It is grossly offensive to Ethiopian culture. This could be evidence that foreign advocates of homosexuality would intend to make platforms to preach this crime to countries where it is not wanted. You are barking up the wrong tree since there will be zero tolerance on Amharic. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 00:16, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
Zero tolerance to what exactly? Homosexuality?” TeleS (T M @ C S) 00:27, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
That and also any disruption to the fine Ethiopian character of the wiki which has an Ethiopian character is banned like would be done in Ethiopia! Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 00:35, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
This project is not based on Ethiopia laws. That’s what you are not understanding. It’s really sad to know about this behavior here. You will hear more about this case soon. Regards.” TeleS (T M @ C S) 00:44, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
What is sad is that your only function on this project appears to be as a foreign advocate of homosexuality and you continue to argue , leaving me with no choice but to block you as well for creating a disturbance. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 00:48, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
My function here was to talk to you about a clear abusive block. My intention was to tell you how mistaken that was and why, trying to fix it with arguments. I am honestly sad that your country has “zero tolerance” to homosexuality. I also live in a third world country and know that laws can be anachronistic. However, as volunteers of Wikipedia, we have to abide to Wikimedia movement mission. Instead of discriminating, you should be working to provide a good environment on which different people can contribute with their knowledge. I repeat my recommendation. If you don’t want to work on a place that respects any sexual orientation, it’s up to you, but this place is not any Wikimedia project. I hope things get better there in a near future. Regards.” TeleS (T M @ C S) 01:27, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

Don't force your sick values on Ethiopia - you will regret it! Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 01:31, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

Why would I regret it? Understand once for all: this is not Ethiopia and there is nothing being forced there. This is just Amharic Language Wikipedia, which happens to be a project that should welcome lesbians, gays, bissexuals, transgenders, etc.” TeleS (T M @ C S) 01:38, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
Those Ethiopian laws and your discriminating attitude are homophobic and disgusting, and should not be tolerated at all by the Wikimedia Foundation. I am glad User:MarcoAurelio swiftly responded by taking away your permissions. Robin van der Vliet (talk) 01:42, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
No, actually homosexuals are considered subhuman by the vast majority of Ethiopians. Removing my management with no warning or appeal is typical hamfistedness, like Ethiopia dealt with in 1936.! . Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 01:45, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry, are you advocating war to promote homophobia on Wikipedia? Vermont (talk) 01:49, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
This is far from acceptable. I am finishing my participation here. I will keep working other ways to rule out this kind of behavior from Wiki.—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 01:54, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
I don't understand what homophobia is. Only homosexuals seem to know what it means when receive they militantly persecute anyone who dissents from them, with their firebrands and pitchforks. This is not an Amharic-translatable concept, it's not even proper English as it originated in recent decades as a homosexual slang term and no one else really knows what it means. If it means everything in human society that they want to destroy, I suppose it would be what we call not homophobia but "civilization" - thousands of years of it. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 01:59, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
Let's have anoter shot at it, shall we? Language is not owned by a country. And Ethiopian laws are applicable to only those websites which have their server located in Ethiopia. Otherwise there is no compulsion. An example would be: homosexuality is illegal in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But that does not stop any Arabic language website from using words related to "homosexuality". And while we are at it, "queer" may also mean "something that is very different from the general trend", and not necessarily pertaining to the sexual orientation.
Acagastya (talk) 12:45, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

The block of QueerEcofeminist appears to be wrong, and should be lifted. This is clearly against Wikimedia values as a whole, whatever are the laws of a particular country. This is basically enounced in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was made under the auspices of the United Nations. Specifically, no one should be discriminated for their sexual orientation. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:40, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

Notice of removal of sysop and bureaucrat permissions[ኮድ አርም]

Hello. Using the sysop tools in a dispute while involved in it, to block editors you disagree with them, is a blatant abuse of the sysop tools. In order to protect the project and its editors from such abusive use of the sysop toolset, I have removed your sysop and bureaucrat permissions. Best regards, --MarcoAurelio (talk) 01:10, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC:

I rightfully blocked him, because he is only here to miltitate against our longstanding policy since 2005 against advocacy of homosexuality, which is deeply offensive to Ethiopian culture and a violation of the Ethiopian criminal code. He was making a disturbance and would force people to be unwillingly offended in the service of promoting homosexuality internationally. For you to unilaterally and whimsically remove my management of this wiki without any consensus discussion or process of appeal is the abuse of power and a disgusting disgrace. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 01:20, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)
Til Eulenspiegel or Codex Sinaiticus, please provide a link to this project's policy with regard to "advocacy of homosexuality" being an instant block offence? Individuals making claims about what they think consensus on this project are, is not the same as providing evidence of consensus. From responses so far, and the apparent near absence of any articles on this project about homosexuality or LGBT+ history, is it reasonable to conclude that attempts to create articles on this topic to improve the Wikipedia would be treated as "advocacy of homosexuality"?
Please take on board that your complaint that your sysop rights were removed without consensus, or process of appeal, is factually incorrect. The action was taken with the justification of high level policies against abusive use of tools, which MarcoAurelio can provide further links to if you are unaware of them. You are free to appeal, or indeed run a consensus vote to have these rights restored.
Ironically, User:QueerEcofeminist has not been allowed the same respect extended to yourself, instead Codex Sinaiticus has denied access to their talk page to appeal the block for having the word "Queer" in their account name. The above block of the projects steward Teles, when they were attempting to assist by asking in a civil fashion about the block, appears to be a coordinated use of sysop privileges actively to suppress discussion about this project's hostile approach to LGBT+ topics. Worryingly, this sets the Amharic Wikipedia community in conflict with WMF policies and stated values. For these reasons the way sysop rights are being used on this Wikipedia has drawn attention from the wider community, and our views as highly experienced Wikimedians, count here as much as they do on any other Wikimedia project we volunteer on, and should be responded to in good faith, factually and without hostility or harassment.
Thanks -- (talk) 02:25, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

I was admin here from 2005. At that time homosexuality was also still considered a crime in the US, by the way. I don't know when wmf adopted this policy of abandoning neutrality and forcing their peculiar values on every language on the globe. But they have never paid me a penny for contributing anything here for free all those years, so I don't feel as if you own me and don't feel obliged to comply with your dictates. It should be known they have a policy of pushing large sums of money around back and forth for anything but contributing which must be voluntary work by the ones you want to do the work. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 02:41, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

In 2003 the United States Supreme Court ruled that homosexuality, in short, is a constitutionally protected right. (Lawrence v. Texas) Regardless, blocking someone for their sexual orientation is quite far from neutral. Vermont (talk) 02:50, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

Sorry to crush your hopes Vermont, but you are not going to convince me of anything, ever! ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 03:01, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

I do not speak for the WMF, never worked for them, nor have I ever been paid a penny for my contributions in any way. The community of volunteers takes part literally to do no more than improve the sum of human knowledge.
Regardless of the fact that homosexuality is a crime in Ethiopia, this is an irrelevant point as to whether volunteers are free to write about and discuss LGBT+ related topics on the Amharic Wikipedia or whether volunteers who identify as LGBT+ risk arbitrary blocks on this project because they are LGBT+. Writing an article is a neutral act of itself, as articles are intended to be neutral and fact based, not editorials that advocate a single point of view. For these reasons simply writing factual articles about homosexuality is not a crime under Ethiopian law.
Regardless of personal views about LGBT+ rights or the current Ethiopian law, this project must comply with Wikimedia Foundation hosting policies as described in the website terms of use. Anyone who fundamentally disagrees with those policies, and is seen to actively work against them, by definition is not here to create or improve the encyclopaedia.
If any administrator uses sysop tools to promote a personal political view, like believing homosexuals are "subhuman", rather than to support the creation and improvement of the encyclopaedia, then by definition they cannot be trusted with sysop tools. -- (talk) 03:06, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

As I said that is what the majority in Ethiopia would think. But to make it clear, let me spell it out, you have ZERO CREDIBILITY with me now so you are rather wasting your time talking to me. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 03:18, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)

It is not wrong to have certain political/religious views, but it is inappropriate to force them on others in this manner. I will also note the inflammatory racial terms used here, and this user's indefinite block on enwiki. Quite frankly, I think the desysop was long overdue. --Rschen7754 07:56, 7 ጃንዩዌሪ 2019 (UTC)