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Thanks/Urdu[edit]

Salam!thank you so much ..........(wassalam)Nasir swabi (talk) 09:06, 15 December 2012 (UTC) Hi Sir,Anupam,Thank you so much for your award to me.Sir i need your help so that i may remove the templates on my article Khan Roshan Khan.thanking you.Nasir swabi (talk) 14:53, 3 December 2012 (UTC) Hi Anupam, I saw you added Urdu names for several people (thanks!) and that you are also a member of Wikiproject India. I wanted to ask whether you could help start an article on the Urdu Wikipedia about Ram Narayan. He lived in Lahore so I think this is a good idea. I don't speak any Urdu but perhaps you want to help and translate the introduction? Thank you! Hekerui (talk) 12:06, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for responding and the offer! I had asked Faizhaider last year because he is also in WP India, but he declined. I believe I found someone to help me, but thanks again. Hekerui (talk) 09:43, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Your robot's request for a multithreaded dialogue[edit]

Thank you for the invitation to respond to a message you wrote on my talkpage, on your talk page. I find such a request for a multithreaded dialogue to be well - unsurprising - for the bot that wrote the message on your behalf. I replied where you originally posted. 50.168.154.137 (talk) 06:37, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Script check[edit]

Hello, been a while. There has been some vandalism with the Devanagari and Nastaliq scripts on My Name Is Khan, but I don't know the latter script to tell if it has been fixed. Do you mind checking it? I don't have any sources as to whether the official name of the film is मेरा नाम है खान or मेरा नाम खान है, but it's a relatively minor difference. If you can find a source that would be great too. Thanks - Taxman Talk 14:53, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with My Name Is Khan Anupam. I left a longer response on Taxman's page and my page. I hope you will keep this article on your watchlist. It's great to have more editors working on it. Regards, -Classicfilms (talk) 17:24, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Warning[edit]

The Urdu script was not there for a long time and I was not the one who removed it. Now you are adding it without proving that Hindi cinema is actually Hindustani cinema. You are not answering my questions and all the old discussions you cited died a premature death with no consensus. Now, if you want these scripts to be re-added, you must gain consensus and prove your point as two editors oppose to this addition on the talk page. You are not only edit warring and adding an unrelated script, you are also showing that you are unwilling to discuss as you see it as a fact that Hindi cinema is Urdu cinema. You have added, you have to discuss and PROVE. There is no consensus now. Start a new discussion if you want. If you continue that way, I'll start an ANI on you and will take it to an arbitration case if I must. ShahidTalk2me 21:35, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Please also note that you had reverted this edit of mine, which is perfectly supported by a reputable source (Encyclopedia Britannica). If you are claiming that Hindi cinema is not the official name of Bollywood, then you are truly making fun of yourself. Also note, your next revert will be a violation of WP:3RR and will instantly lead to your block. ShahidTalk2me 22:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
I was not the one who originally removed it. Another user did it and was instantly reverted by you (how surprising). The fact is that there was never a clear consensus that Urdu scripts should be there. There was also a long discussion out of the Bollywood article in which most editors agreed that Urdu scripts should not appear in the lead. Even then, it's been over a year since December 2008. No one ever touched it until you came (how surprising). It clearly shows that you are trying to enforce your views on others. Re-adding the script after over a year is like renewing the dicussion. Now the burden of evidence is again on you. Please prove that Hindi cinema is Urdu cinema. Stop removing the fact that Hindi cinema is the official name of Bollywood, which is sourced. As for the sources you cite, they do not prove it. Saying that Urdu and Hindi are identical only goes against you because it only shows that you are mistaken, and it's got nothing to do with Hindi films. And do remember WP:3RR please. ShahidTalk2me 22:17, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
First - I did not remove. YOU are the one who added. You say: "I have pointed you to several consensuses of the Wikipedia Community to keep the script" But there is no consensus!! And even if there was, no consensus can override facts. It's been a long time since these scripts broadly disappeared from Bollywood articles. You are now adding them.
As for My Name is Khan - is it an Urdu film? Please cite source that prove that My nName is Khan specifically is an Urdu film. ShahidTalk2me 22:39, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
  • There was no consensus ever!! And even if there was, no consensus can override facts.
  • It's been a long time since these scripts broadly disappeared from Bollywood articles by many different editors.
  • Another editor agrees with me on the Bollywood talk. Three editors already disagree with you. ShahidTalk2me 22:51, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Just for the record, what actually matters at the end of the day is the fact that Hindi cinema is Hindi cinema and that's why it is officially called the Hindi-language film industry. Other than that, the discussion on Talk:Bollywood applies only to the Bollywood article. Every film article on which you add an Urdu script must be provided with a source that the ilm is actually in Urdu as well. ShahidTalk2me 23:35, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, you missed the point here. Scripts will be added when you gain consensus that they can be added, and they will not be included until a decision to readd them is taken. Now these scripts will not be included here. The Bollywood talk page clearly shows a consensus that such scripts should not be included. And you are not here to determine what will be until consensus is reached. You are yet to cite sources that say My Name is Khan specifically is an Urdu film. Also, you are the one who is closer to violating 3RR. If you revert again, I will report you on ANI. Pages should not be loaded with Urdu scripts just because you want to. ShahidTalk2me 18:34, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Also note that this so-colled poll you have cited million times was declared as dead on this very talk page (see here). There was never consensus as this issue came back every while by different editors. It's been a year since it was broadly removed. Now you have to gain consensus to ADD them, not to keep them. Therefore, to avoid further edit wars and arguments, do not add scripts until consensus is reached. Thanks, ShahidTalk2me 18:53, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Three points, two warnings[edit]

  • I did not umerge sections, you are the who merged them. Please do not move MY messages. I add them where I want to and you have no right merging sections unless you ask me to. You can notify me about that first.
  • Read WP:RfC. This is not how an RfC should be started. The structure is incorrect. RfC must be started in a new section which must be completely neutral for everybody to make their decisions, not in a section in which you post a lengthy and incorrect message. You clearly are not familiar with the process of RfC, so please see instructions here
  • I noticed something very strange in the discussions regarding you. I'll have to consult someone. You'll know what it is. ShahidTalk2me 08:05, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
If I ever hurt your feelings in any of my messages, I sincerely apologise. I think you are a nice editor, but we simply disagree, and you too are crossing limits while ignoring my posts, writing the same things and talking about a consensus which never really existed. Taxman is at the end of the day a user just like you and me). I was shocked when I added certificates and you said, "no Wikipedia does not work like that", but when you added scripts which have almost no significant importance, it was OK. If you had asked me to merge sections I would never have had problems with that, but you did not. Now you added a bolded message which clearly shows me in a negative light. Also, I did not change articles to reflect my POV. In fact, it is you who excessively added scripts to articles to reflect your POV. Bollywood is the common name for Hindi cinema, and the lingua franca of Bollywood is Hindi - both you and I know that very well. So the addition of Urdu scripts should not have been made in the first place. The use of Urdu in Hindi films, its history and decline can be added, not the scripts. ShahidTalk2me 00:22, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Now that's what I call good editing, not the extensive addition of Urdu scripts in Hindi films. ShahidTalk2me 00:26, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Scripts in Bollywood-related film articles - unwanted private correspondence[edit]

I received the following message from you by email:

Dear Ogress,

I hope you are doing well. Your comments would be highly appreciated on the Bollywood Talk Page under the section "Scripts in Bollywood-related film articles." There is a campaign among some users to remove all the Urdu scripts from Bollywood film articles. The outcome will be decided by the Wikipedia Community, i.e. whoever comments. Since you are an expert in linguistics I thought you might want to participate in the discussion. Thanks in advance.

With regards, Anupam

"Dear Ogress"? Any contact with me on WP-related matters should be via my Talk Page and not privately. --Yumegusa (talk) 00:28, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Canvassing and edit warring[edit]

My instincts did not disappoint me. You were indeed secretly canvassing users to participate in the discussion. And this will not be spared.

Secondly, I think you miss the point. This discussion is here to prove that Hindi films are actually Hindi-Urdu, not otherwise. The language of the industry is widely, commonly and officially known as Hindi. All these films' certificates and even scripts do not have Urdu. There was never a consensus on this issue, however you try to deny it. This discussion is done to add scripts, not remove them. If you want to edit war, be my guest, try me.

Thirdly, an aside note - do not leave personal messages to me on other talk pages. Thanks, ShahidTalk2me 09:00, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Orangi Town[edit]

Please stop reverting in Orangi Town. I have lived in Orangi Town so may be I know more about it. The Biharis are Muhajirs and so please stop distinguishing them. The Muhajir identity includes all Urdu speaking people that migrated to Pakistan. The nastaliq script is neither used in most Pakistani related articles in Wikipedia and nor in 200 articles relating to Karachi neighborhoods. If you have any objections then discuss your complaints in talk page. AlphaGamma1991 (talk) 21:40, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Warning and note[edit]

Anupam, do not speak about a consensus that never was - you better prove your point. I proved that these discussions died a premature death. And it's been a long time ago and since most of the scripts were removed. This discussion is in order to prove that the industry is not only Hindi. Your claims contradict the majority of the sources, the common facts, the main official acknowledgement. Do not use the words of a user who has no right to take any such decisions whatsoever.

Tomorrow I'll start an ANI about your violation of WP:CANVASS. You clearly had contacted a lot of "right" people, including Zora, Raqib, Basawala and now this recent user, to have them supporting your POV. Whether the messages are written in a neutral tone or not, they are unacceptable.

Not less important, you are the one who is actually edit warring. You are in your way to violate also WP:3RR. Consider this a warning. ShahidTalk2me 00:22, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm very much diappointed by you. I previously saw a user whose opinions I do not agree with but who is still an honest person. After I found out about your violation of WP:CANVASS, the state of the discussion was more than clear to me. I have no words. ShahidTalk2me 00:31, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
You are very wrong:
  • I have never removed scripts in disguide - in the case of CCCC I wrote cleanup because I made other edits as well. In other cases I clearly indicated my edit.
  • Secondly, I was never ever "warned" by a beaurocrat. It was never a warning so do not speculate.
  • Thirdly, you are there edit warring because you are the one who reverts me.
  • You deviously and massively cavassed the "right" people knowing they would support your claims on the talk page. Zora is one of them, but you've been caught, so whatever there, do not make up stories. You do not know what I was discussing with Blofeld via e-mail. I never came to him for any such thing.
  • There was never consensus and I cited sources proving why. Taxman has no authority to make decisions. Period.
  • Not less important - the discussion on Talk:Bollywood does not have results. And as matter of fact, it does not matter. We cannot make such inclusive discussions for an industry which makes so many films per year. My lengthy posts were ignored. So What I think is the right way is: if you add a script to an article, prove that it is actually an Urdu film. Let's be specific. Period. ShahidTalk2me 19:42, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
LOL you are warning me of WP:CANVASS? That's a great way to throw away your own guilt. Read WP:CANVASS to understand what canvassing is. Oh and if you want to revert my edits, go ahead, do it. I'm waiting curiously. ShahidTalk2me 19:45, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Last warning[edit]

This is the last warning that you will receive for your disruptive editing. You have not only violated WP:CANVASS by secretly calling editors to participate in a discussion, WP:WL by citing inappropriate policies against other editors, you are also violating WP:CON and WP:EW. There was never a consensus on the discussion you cited and on any other discussion you cited. If you continue with your disruptive editing, you will be blocked from editing. ShahidTalk2me 05:59, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Anupam, I hold both Shahid and you in high regard for your contributions to wikipedia, and therefore am disheartened seeing recent acrimony and edit-warring between the two of you (I won't attempt apportioning the blame). It reminds me of the internecine "warfare" that took place among WPIndia editors a couple of years back, which finally reached arbcom and resulted in a few editors being banned and worse, many other editors giving up and retiring from wikipedia (ask User:YellowMonkey about it). It would be very sad if the current dispute, which really is over a very minor matter, went down that path. So I would urge both of you (and other involved editors) to take a step back, reconsider if the dispute is the best use of your time and effort, and if you think it's worth pursuing, approach WP:MEDCAB or WP:MEDCOM to get help resolving the dispute. It would be undesirable for both you as individual editors and the WPIndia project, if the dispute escalated much further and resulted in blocks or topic bans. Hope you consider this request (which I am posting on Shahid's page too). Abecedare (talk) 22:18, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

You are edit warring about use of Urdu script in film articles[edit]

Hello Anupam. I have read WP:AN3#User:Anupam reported by User:Shshshsh (Result: ) and the supporting arguments. It is clear to me that both you and User:Shshshsh have broken our rule against edit-warring, and you could both be blocked. To avoid this outcome, I suggest that you promise to stop adding or removing Urdu script from articles from now until 31 March. If an uninvolved admin closes the discussion about use of Urdu and announces a consensus, then this would settle the matter, and you could resume editing with regard to Urdu. This would allow the 3RR case to be closed with no action against you. The same deal applies to Shshshsh. Let me know what you decide. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 00:43, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Result of the 3RR case[edit]

Please see the result of WP:AN3#User:Anupam reported by User:Shshshsh (Result: Both warned), which contains a warning to you. Though Shshshsh would not voluntarily accept the standstill deal on Urdu script, both parties are nonetheless bound by the result of the 3RR. You are welcome to ask for an uninvolved admin to close the discussion on use of Urdu, but until that discussion is formally closed, no more reverts must occur, on either side. If reverting continues, blocks may be issued. Thank you for your voluntary support of the standstill deal. EdJohnston (talk) 20:04, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Underoath[edit]

For the record, I agree with you. Underoath does not have the same history of avoiding the use Christian as an adjective in relationship to their genre. I don't think it makes much of a difference to them. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 20:27, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Ghost: Biblical references & Judæo–Christian belief[edit]

I saw your contributions here. I am not sure if the full quote from I Samuel works. It is a bit long, and sort of throws off the flow of the article. Just an opinion, no big deal. But this seems like a subject where there is a lot more to be said. Maybe it deserves an article on its own, summarized in the Ghost article. Something like "Ghosts in Judæo–Christian belief". There seems to be quite a lot of debate about the correct position on the subject. Comments? Aymatth2 (talk) 13:53, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

I am not really qualified to expand the content in this area. If I tried, I would probably just get everybody upset. There are two main reasons for a separate article, neither very compelling. One is that the main Ghost article is highly active, full of controversy over whether this is a "pseudo-science" subject and frequently vandalized. It might be easier to expand and discuss content on Judæo–Christian beliefs (or perhaps it should be Abrahamic beliefs) in a quieter space with less risk of vandalism and with a discussion area focused on the subject - which may also be controversial, but for entirely different reasons. The other is that the main Ghost article should give a balanced overview, and ideally would just be a series of summaries of more specialized articles. I could see coverage of this aspect getting quite large, perhaps excessively so since ghost belief is not as significant in the monotheistic religions as it was with the old animist religions and is with Hinduism or Buddhism. So there could be advantages. But I don't think I am going to start it, just thought you might want to. Aymatth2 (talk) 13:12, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for posting at the ArbCom. I appreciate it, and all the more because I did not expect it.

Is there any reason you have not started a User talk:Anupam/Archive 3? Alastair Haines (talk) 09:54, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of Shia mosques in NCR[edit]

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Your undue Dilazak Page Edits[edit]

Dear Anupam By now I have seen all your efforts for Wikipedia. I am compelled to write few words in a direct way because I see one person with either one point agenda or a pseudo styled Master of all sciences. Please forgive me but your edits without due knowledge and without reading my discussion page are quite unnecessary. We in Asia take our ancestry from Father side and not from Mother side. A tribe in our world is not by speaking a particular language but by the genes one carries. You though Indian don't seem to know this little fact. Moreover, You seem inclined to prove Afghans as Hindic people. Sorry but you are you and We are We. Also you time and again revert my page with your edits" The Dilazak are found in Afghanistan and Pakistan" whereas there is hardly any Dilazak in Afghanistan, if you know their history. I gave you reference to Ishhat Khan's website in Utterperdesh who is Dilazak and there are many many more in India. Please do not edit unless you discuss first. I will surely complaint against you in very near future but till then please don't try to mix yourself with US. RegardsDilazak1 (talk) 20:30, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Greater Punjab[edit]

Since we seem to have differing opinions on this issue and read the sources differently, I've asked for other editors to chime in at Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Greater_Punjab_region and let's see how it's resolved. On further reading of other books that I have, I'm quite sure that I disagree with the Greater Punjab addition now. —SpacemanSpiff 03:46, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

June 2010[edit]

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Also, if you revert again you will have violated WP:3RR, for which you can be blocked. Please take care not to do to. Jayjg (talk) 00:44, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

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Nice Job[edit]

Hello Anupam, just doing some browsing and ran across the very nice article you expanded on the Dard people. Those old British books can be quite an interesting resource. Thanks. Joshdboz (talk) 18:43, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

I was actually reading The Gilgit Game, a really excellent book on 19th century exploration of the Pamirs by John Keay, and naturally much of the research at that time was on the relatively unknown Dards and Dardic languages, especially by the likes of G.W. Leitner. I was curious to see if we had some relevant article coverage, and was pleasantly surprised to see we did. It's quite a region, now if it only becomes safe enough to visit... Best, Joshdboz (talk) 23:59, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

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Thathaal[edit]

Hi Anupam, I have been told to contact someone at Wikipedia pakistan after writing to one of the admins on Wikipedia English. This is what are my concern about an article, I am merely pasting what I had written on the English section, I would need your feedback.

"Dear sir, I have spent quite some time collecting information about Thathaals,. I did not find any information other than wikipedia article pasted on certain sites. I also belong to the same clan and very much occupied to know about my origin. Here is my opinion about the article.

This article is nothing but a crap, there are certain people who are busy "creating history" rather than reflecting history. The real purpose of this article is shown by the this sentence (paragraph " modern history, last sentence)" However, now, at present there is no difference between other Rajput Jat tribes and the great Thathaals.

People behind this article are too much occupied to establish "Thathaal" as Jatt clan,rather than Rajput. the truth is that caste is a herditary thing, one can not change it, you are born in one caste, and you can't change that "fact". The article had started as Thothaal which was correct, but later the title of the article has been changed. second thing about Thothal is that they are not Jat but rajput, this was correctly mentioned by some earlier editor in the "View history".

The article start with the claim that "They are said to be descendants of legendary Raja Karan Singh of the Mahabharata[2]." The truth is that Karan Singh (Karna) is never mentioned as Karan Singh in the Whole book Mahabharata. He is just mentioned karna and not having any surname, like all other charachters in the book. The word Singh( means "lion") was introduced by Rajput about one thousand year after the Mahabharata was written.

Second claim: Thathaals claim their kinship with a Suryavanshi Rajput Raja Karan Singh through his son Raja Thathoo, In Mahabharata we learn that Karna had nine sons (One does not need to read whole Mahabharata, this could be checked in wiki article about Karna], but none of his son had name "Thathoo".

"Some of the persons from Thathaal tribe converted to Islam during period of Mehmood of Ghazna[4]". there is no proof for this. In fact this could be checked in any Indian history book, Mehmood never stayed in India, he just invaded and plundered India several times and left back to Ghazni, Afghanistan.

The village "Mohmud Chak " is not the right name, the real name is "Mehmad Chak" and nothing to do with "Essa Khan Mohmand". There are many people from " Mehmad chak" living in Norway. In fact, none of the "reference" could be checked to find that if the reference support the claim. there are only six "working" which could be checked ( five of those are sorted by me and those are about villages and one about adil khan)

THE TRUTH ABOUT THATHAAL: The true word is "Thothal" and not "Thathaal", this I learend when in 2000 I wanted to sell some property in my home country, I went to the court to sign documents, I found that my caste was written "Thothal" and not "Thathal", I asked them to "correct" it, but I was told, "you people may like to call yourself whatever you like but in the official papers you are registered as Thothal", second thing I learned that we are Rajputs and not Jatts. When I come back to Norway, I contacted the oldest man from " Thothal( Thathal)" clan. I was told "there was a king of Kashmir ( the kingdom of karna is not Kashmir but Anga (present day Bhagalpur ), whose name was Karan singh, the real time of Karan Singh is unknown. Karan singh had a son whose name was " Thotho" add NOT "Thathoo" as mentioned in the article. The descendants of Thotho were called Ththo-Al. Al means "descendant". Thotho-al means " the descendant of Thotho. With the passage of time the word Thotho-al became Thothal."

Many people called themselve Thathal because they either don´t know the real word or they just speak carelessly. The word which is registerd in the official documents like at muncipal committees is Thothal and NOT Thathal. As far it goes for the villages, I did not find village with the name thathaal, but I found a village with the name" Thothal". I have problem accepting the later history of Thothals, because there is no source which could be checked. I am fairly well informed when it comes to my background , but i never learned these stories which are mentioned in the article. There is a book which have been mentioned as a source which is " A Glossary of the Tribe and casts of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Provinces by E.D. Maclagan and H.A. Rose", Here is the link to the book, http://openlibrary.org/books/OL14009905M/glossary_of_the_tribes_and_castes_of_the_Punjab_and_North-West_frontier_province.# . One can read this book online, I did not find anything about those claims which are in the article. Sorry, for writing so much. In fact I want to edit the article and delete almost 95% of the article because the claims are not justfied, but I havn't done anything because i don't want to get in trouble or get accusation for vendalism" Regards.Jogibaba (talk) 09:27, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi Anupam, I am still waiting for your contribution in the discussion area of above mentioned article.RegardsJogibaba (talk) 19:00, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Note[edit]

Sorry to disappoint you but I already have admin approval (See here). BTW, I would not tolerate such insults even if they were directed to you, so I'm disappointed that you insist on having them. Also, you not only reverted me and restored the other user's attacks, you also reverted some of my modifications of MY edits, and it is unacceptable. ShahidTalk2me 20:38, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

You are very very wrong. The discussion concerned SCRIPTS, not languages[edit]

First, you reverted me describing my edits as vandalism and it is actually an act of vandalism from your side. Second, all the discussions, all the arguments and even the final administrative decision was in regards to scripts and only SCRIPTS. As for the language of the films, it is Hindi and it is a fact which is not questionable by any means. Go see the film's official certificate. If you can prove that PKGspecifically is an Urdu movie, then go ahead, make my day. I did NOT remove the Urdu script itself, and no admin would be able to prohibit others from modifying language fields, because it's the most factual thing out there. If I must, I'll take it to WP:FILM and even turn to higher authorities on Wikipedia. Also, do not make an important figure of yourself by threatening me like this, you don't scare me, friend, so feel free to do whatever you want, but beware of edit wars because this time it will not turn out to be so good for you. And don't think your canvassing has been forgotten, it will be noted and reported again (as I found you have been doing it many a time down history). You contacted secretly people who share the same point of view as yours, and that's what created a true mess despite the fact that several editors, who were NOT canvassed, opposed to having scripts. I accept the fact that no consensus exists and scripts cannot be added or removed, but the languages of films is more than clear and does not need consensus in the first place. Hope I was clear. ShahidTalk2me 15:39, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

You are repeating your usual mantra od speculations, just copying an old message you sent me on Talk:Bollywood. How can you prove that I reported Himalatyan Explorer about that? Can you? Did Yellow Monkey came to the discussion? (He does not een understand in Hindi and Urdu stuff to begin with and I merely informed him about what I was doing). While YOU have gone on sending messages to people to come and support you. You are using Taxman's name and position while he is not even an uninvolved party in the discussion (he clearly thanked you once for adding scripts). You have been warned a few years ago for canvassing, and even the spam messages you sent to people who think just like you, such as Zora and the user who found your canvassing improper, returned back to you. And there was never consensus on the issue, and I proved why. User:Taxman, who shares you point of view, does not take deicisons here. You are also stalking me, which is quite funny. My edit will NOT be reverted, and if it is, not for a long time. Feel free to contact whoever you want. We have only discussed scripts and NOT languages. That's where it ends. ShahidTalk2me 21:33, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
Another speculation. Your violations were once skipped, but only once, trust me. You don't even understand the meaning of a Bureaucrat and have been wikilawyering as it's been confirmed by an admin in a surprising e-mail I got some time ago. My block log is none of your business. Even the admin who blocked me apologised for doing so and said I am a constructive editor, not that I feel like justifying to someone like you. I don't go around adding useless scripts. I contribute to this project without having to enforce biased views. Cheers. ShahidTalk2me 21:49, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
That's funny! Open your eyes. It was only two blocks. The first one was a mistake and the admin unblocked me twice.If you wanna know what my reputation and accomplishments are, have a look at my user page. Still, it is none of your business so you can go and do what you are best at, adding scripts and cavassing people. I even see old warnings of canvassing here on your very talk page. As I said, do try to read and understand the meaning of a bureaucrat before throwing Taxman's name into every discussion. I received a mail from an admin who totally agreed with what I say now, so people know you are not as innocent as you try to look. Secondly Taxman is not an uninvolved party in the issue. You were just citing the same previous old discussions stating "consensus!", while I proved why there was NO consensus, analysing every link of yours. As for my report about you, by saying that it was unconvincing you are putting words into the mouth of the closing admin, and this will be reported one day. At the end of it you were warned and the result spoke to both you and me. At least I did everything with sheer honesty, and did not resort to secret e-mail messages to solve my problem and enforce my POV.
As for my edit, it is perfectly fine. All our discussions and the last decision by EdJohnston were about SCRIPTS. The language of the film is Hindi, not Urdu, and that's a fact that does not even need discussion, unless you could start a discussion for every specific film and prove its language is Urdu (in this case, it's Piya Ka Ghar, and if you see its certificate, it says HINDI). You can go and report this and do whatever you want, I did nothing wrong as I did NOT remove the Urdu script, trust me, I'll know what to say and whom to call. EOD. ShahidTalk2me 06:06, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

war[edit]

I wrote a message here under the title of Thathaal, and wanted some feedback from Anupam. Because he is from Indian subcontinent, moreover he is supposed to have something to do with the history. I wanted him to comment in the discussion about Thathaal, but he seems to be busy fighting some Indian/Pakistani war here. Sorry for disturbing you guys, have fun.Jogibaba (talk) 14:56, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Anupam for the message, I think there has been some misunderstanding. The article Thathaal is not my creation, on the contrary, I have objection to that article. I have written my objections in the "Discussion" area. I believe, that article is just a crap, needs an excessive editing. Can you please read that article, and give your comments in the discussion area.Jogibaba (talk) 23:14, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Survive, Kaleidoscope[edit]

Hello. In March you added a citation to a book from the "Webster's Quotations" series published by Icon Group International to this article. Unfortunately, Icon Group International is not a reliable source - their books are computer-generated, with most of the text copied from Wikipedia (most entries have [WP] by them to indicate this). I'm removing a lot of similar references; many other editors have also been deceived by these sources. Another publisher that reuses Wikipedia articles is Alphascript Publishing. Fences&Windows 23:10, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Also Clara Germana Cele, where I also removed two self-published books. See WP:SPS for why we cannot use self-published sources. iUniverse and Lulu.com are self-publishing houses, not genuine book publishers. Fences&Windows 01:04, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Khalistan movement[edit]

Hi Anupam, I saw your addition to the Khalistan movement page with the gurmukhi/devnagari version of the term "Tehrik-e-Khalistan". I think you had good intentions but I reverted them because I've never seen the movement referred to as such, and it sounds a bit too Islamic (like Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, for instance. it might bring certain connotations. it seems more like a Persian/Urdu phrase than anything). If you can find a more popular neutral Punjabi term for it used by those in the movement or any sort of news media, I'd suggest that. (perhaps Tehrik-e-Khalistan can be seen as neutral, but there ought to be more-often-used names than that.)

But if you can find a source for "Tehrik-e-Khalistan," feel free to readd it, I suppose.3swordz (talk) 11:24, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Robbie Mannheim if you please[edit]

Anupam, you must step back a bit from your attempt to dominate the Robbie Mannheim page. We all agree your work has been much, but you now need to start listening to the concensus we have been reaching over there.

You have no right to stick in just anything you see fit! YOU must also consult with us about what goes in and how to restructure the article. It isn't your sole possession, it matters to us as well.

Your weakness is you want to put everything you read about this case into the article. That is not necessary for it to be appropriately encyclopedic.

You want to push the Christian aspect too far. Yes it matters to the case, but the line you insist on reverting is offensive to Spiritualists and is unnecessary, like so much of what you want done over there.

You are not clarifying the unverified claims and stories in that article as separate from the little fact that exists. The FACT is the Church acknowledges an exorcism, says it was a teen boy around 1949, Father Halloran has added some recollections and that is ALL. Everything else is unverified anecdotal reporting...the OPPOSITE of established fact.

You need to understand this work is not yours alone just because you are a reviewer. You have to cooperate like any other editor and work better. Instead you are polite, vry calm, but you still do only what you want to do at that page. We are not going to tolerate this stubbornness.76.195.82.134 (talk) 12:33, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Anupam, if you alerted Torchwood Who to revert my posts on the talk page, I am warning you here and now. We are all equal editors and you don't have the right to have erased anything you didn't like at the talk page. I can bring in admins also, if I must.76.195.82.134 (talk) 14:37, 23 August 2010 (UTC)


My apologies for the misunderstanding: I know you did not do anything in this matter. It was a busybody admin. It was not my meaning to insult your honor.75.21.152.167 (talk) 20:46, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Anupam, if you are going to revert changes at Robbie Mannheim, please post on the talk page. You must post there to alert me and Vespine of your ideas. We are having trouble with editing, because some of it has been careless and I apologize for that. Those are honest errors. But if you persist in reverting, you will begin to cross into the realm of vandalism. We do not want that; we want this to be the team project. I want to know we can count on your help with these ideas, not for us to be worried that you won't like something and revert it without comment.75.21.154.247 (talk) 19:17, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
You need to also do some re-structuring at Robbie Mannheim. That is one long run-on paragraph and Vespine has no time to edit at all. I have very little time. You need to make that article structure easier to read. AND easier to edit. What you have done over there is a mess. I suggest you start reading and posting at the talk page. I am copying this post there.75.21.154.247 (talk) 03:57, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Anupam, this is the last time I will post on your talk page. Regarding Robbie_Mannheim--if you are vandalizing this article, you must stop. That is not the help Vespine and I wanted. Also, I sincerely hope it was not you who plagiarized Allen's book Possessed. Now that we are discussing deletion of the article, that plagiarism is an important issue. But an editor should know better than to do that.75.21.105.150 (talk) 19:53, 2 September 2010 (UTC)


Hey, Anupam, I´m writing you to know how to translate your article "Exorcism of Ronald Doe" to the spanish... Can you help me, please? I´m new in this and I don´t know the procedures. Thanks.--Odiseo Greifo Nogales (talk) 22:19, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Anupam, thanks for answer me so quickly. Yes, I want to translate this article for Spanish Wikipedia and I don´t know if I have to create a new article since the begining or there is a way to translate it from the article which already exist. I was reading about the issue in the link you sent me, I didn´t know that page -Conservapedia- that seems to be very interesting. For some reason you realize I am a Christian and I found very nice the Wikiproject Christianity, but first I think I must learn about the basic things to use Wikipedia before get into the Christian group.--Odiseo Greifo Nogales (talk) 05:16, 3 April 2014 (UTC — Preceding unsigned comment added by Odiseo Greifo Nogales (talkcontribs)

Anupam, that´s all... I finally finish the spanish article, completely. I was reading the old article that you send me and I took a little more info to add it. Ok, nothing else, I invite you to read the final work and, also, I have to congratulate you for the defense you did in the discussion section about the article against some people who seem to ignore completely the nature of the topic and get angry for reasons which has nothing to do with the way you write but it does it for WHAT you write, am I clear??? Haha, thank you.--Odiseo Greifo Nogales (talk) 18:37, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Dear Anupam, have a Happy Easter you too!!! just one last favor, if you don´t mind, I would like to you change the title of my article because I don´t know how. If you can: great, if you don´t, just tell me how and I will try. I made a mistake because I wrote it wrong, I wrote (Ronald) and it is (Roland). The title must be (El exorcismo de Roland Doe. I figure you won´t have the problem I have (for being new) because of your rank in wikipedia. Thank you.--Odiseo Greifo Nogales (talk) 01:46, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Robbie Mannheim vandalism[edit]

Anupam, you are getting very close to mere vandalization at Robbie_Mannheim. I will see you are reported for what you are doing there. You cannot just do what you want there! If you refuse to contribute then stop reverting changes that have been reached by a proper majority, and please stop citing your silly Wikirules. A vandal has no right to cite rules!75.21.105.150 (talk) 00:22, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Dear Anupam, I understand what you're saying, and I don't at all mean to do it just to prove a point. I was honest about what I did, and I did not remove a single script since the standhill started. I even tried to reconsider my stand and I'm still trying to think whether it really is such a big deal (the whole issue we've been discussing for months). I'll need time to tell you that. However, I disagree with the inclusion of these categories because I find them misleading. If anything, a script is somewhat more understandable in my view as of now (I'll later explain myself further), but a category implies that the movie is as much in Urdu as it is in Hindi, which is not right, and even if the category says "partially", it's not enough, because Urdu is more "used" in Hindi movies that it "is" the language of the movies.

A user named Bollyjeff has just replied to you on my very talkpage, citing English as an example, it is similarly used to a large extent in Hindi movies yet it is not the language of the movies, and no category for it would be accepted, unless a movie like Black, My Name is Khan etc., is concerned (just like the examples of Umrao Jaan and Mughal-E-Azam in case of Urdu). Take care, ShahidTalk2me 17:42, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

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Edit war[edit]

Hello. You appear to be involved in an edit war on Urdu . While the three-revert rule is hard and fast, please be aware that you can be blocked for edit warring without making 3 reverts to an article in 24 hours. You are not entitled to 3 reverts and are expected to cooperatively engage other editors on talk pages rather than reverting their edits. Note that posting your thoughts on the talk page alone is not a license to continue reverting. You must reach consensus. Continued edit warring may cause you to be blocked. Toddst1 (talk) 17:43, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Katrina Kaif[edit]

Anupam, you certainly have your facts incorrect here. Katrina Kaif is most certainly not a muslim, there is no evidence of this by her verbally or by action. In fact, all signs point to the hypothesis that she is spiritual; she vists hindu places for worship (ganesh chaturji) and she's also visited a few muslim destinations. She has no relation with nasataleeq as her upbringing is homogeneously british and american. I see you are already engaged in a few edit wars, please be rational and add information with proofs. Thanks anupam.

Incognito222 (talk) 00:21, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Ouija Board Criticism[edit]

Hi, I noticed that at some point you edited and showed an interest in the Criticism section of the Ouija article. Unfortunately, there are people strongly trying to surpress this information for some reason. I felt that it was of interest, well sourced and an important topic and tried to make a seperate page out of it. The same day I did this, it was posted for deletion. Fast work. Here is the deletion page discussion if you are still interested in the subject. Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Ouija_Board_Criticism. Dwain (talk) 21:27, 10 November 2010 (UTC)


WikiProject India Newsletter Volume V, Issue no. 2 - November 2010[edit]

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language scripts[edit]

You said in a recent edit to Kal Ho Na Ho that it was current policy to add Urdu. Can you point me to this policy on WP? You also said to see the IMBd article. Well, it also says Gujarati and Punjabi there; and of course we know its in English as well. Why not add them all? I thought we talked about this a while back and decided just to use the dominant language used in the film, so as not to confuse the English readers of the English Wikipedia. Do you realize that those squiggly characters are meaningless to most English speakers? So why?!? You also make many additions to people's articles, for example adding Kashmiri stuff recently. First you do not add a source that the people are indeed Kashmiri, so those changes should all be reverted. Secondly as I said before, it does not really add any value to the English site. So why why why is this so important to you????? BollyJeff || talk 13:20, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Anupam, please see my reply to your request about Urdu script in film articles at User talk:EdJohnston#When to provide the name of a Bollywood film in Urdu script as well as English and Hindi. It may take a bit of time for me to follow up. A 'standstill' needs the acquiescence of other admins to be enforced. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 18:11, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Well, I agree with what this guy said "see little point in adding Urdu script to every article abouta Hindi film. I feel your time would be better spent with something which will actually help english readers. Adding Urdu to every Hindi film article unless it is of MAJOR importance to the film is just spamming. This is ENGLISH wikipedia."
After reading some of that stuff though, it seems there is no winning an argument with you. Its funny how I could not even find a article for Kal Ho Naa Ho on the Hindi or Persian Wikipedia (is there an Urdu one?), yet you feel the need to muck up the English Wikipedia with all this foreign language stuff. I especially like how every actor gets all these scripts added to their name even if they don't speak the language. For example, someone insists on adding Bengali to Lisa Ray, who is Canadian and the source said she speaks some Polish. No Polish script though, just Bengali. Wonder why? How do English speakers even know that what they and you are adding is correct? Is there a Bengali word for 'Lisa'? When I watch Bollywood films and see the film credits, the actors names are always in English are they not? Ah well, it is clear why there will never be top quality in middle-eastern Wikipedia articles, or an end to war in this world until the human race is extinct. BollyJeff || talk 00:08, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

That was my point all the time - what's the point of adding Urdu to Hindi films? Will we add Hindi scripts to Pakistani films as well? Anyway, I'm starting to feel sad for this state and at points I really think it's best to just remove all scripts and be friends again. Everybody knows that as of now there isn't any consensus because the last long discussion just killed everything that there was before and there was a strange "zero results" feel to it, except that everyone started getting personal and that's the saddest part, because instead of improving articles, we keep fighting over some petty scripts. Well... ShahidTalk2me 21:39, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Carla Bruni[edit]

Hello - I have edited the page again and replied to your earlier objection on my own talk page. Mezigue (talk) 23:17, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Hey Anu, thanks for the message. I don't oppose to any such thing except I can't understand why admins in particular should be given the right to opine on the issue. If it's gonna happen then I hope it helps. If it doesn't go anywhere we'll just have to, as I said, remove every script and be friends again. Only one suggestion, please archive your talk page as it takes some time until it loads. Thanks, ShahidTalk2me 21:36, 21 December 2010 (UTC)


APPEAL TO YOU Reg: [BRAHMAN PUJAN] , [UNIVERSAL PRAYERS] . written by [Naresh Sonee] On wikipedia , These above two pages are far older than the present article [Brahman] References of above titles are also available on New York site - http://www.printsasia.com/BookDetails.aspx?Id=445813482 Meanwhile, Can your good selves in Wiki Project Indian Community re-create a precise pages on [Naresh Sonee] & his book [Brahmand Pujan] – [Brahmaand Pujan] . However, Sonee is the writer of this book [Brahmand Pujan] written in 1999 . registered with Government of India- HRRD. Details of the registration is provided here on http://brhmaandpujanbook.tripod.com/ . More than sufficient, news and reviews are there on http://brhmaandpujan-news-reviews.tripod.com/ Since 5-6 yrs, for one or the other reason pages of [Naresh Sonee] & [Brahmand Pujan] are faced by communal bias from outside India so these articles over and again get deleted here in Wikipedia for minor reasons. However, many hits of - Naresh Sonee reflects on google search engine also. So, I request Wiki Indian community to kindly come forward and generously help these two pages to grow, as I am fed up to fight my case alone here [left] and moved out long back. Meanwhile, such an important info/issue on ‘Indian literature’ which adds & spell ‘new meaning /dimension’ to Brahman -should it stay lost else ignored? Your community panel has to judge at last. Myself, will not be on Wikipedia, for the same i apologise, but- pls. help these two pages to get reinstalled, reap, sow and grow, if you too feel so, I appeal to do this munificent favour. Regards- Dralansun (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:31, 27 December 2010 (UTC).

Kaif[edit]

please don't replace this against a clear talkpage consensus against it - if you dispute consensus and the reasons stated, go to the talkpage post your comments and wait for consensus to change, thanks. Off2riorob (talk) 20:19, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

sock identification[edit]

Please check [1]. Can you tell me the main account of this particular POV pusher? --Enric Naval (talk) 16:04, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hi,

I have a request for you. Could you help to fix the article on Pankaj Mullick?

Thanks,

GhanaDa (talk) 23:53, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for your note. Ekabhishek seems to have done the editing nicely. But the filmography section can be expanded, I suppose. I don't have access to the details like older photographs and citable film history. When I wrote to you,the article was on the verge of being deleted. But then, thanks. GhanaDa (talk) 15:21, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


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Article Tahash Timeline[edit]

Please look at the article Tahash, and on the Discussion Page: "Consensus on Timeline" give your opinion about the Timeline. Thank you. --Michael Paul Heart (talk) 13:40, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

uhh... is this you?[edit]

Somebody on Conservapedia has created an account with your name, and is basically plagerising your works. [2] If this is infact you, please disregard this notice. If you have not created an account at Conservapedia, or if this is not you who created the account and is copy/pasting all your works, please let me know. Lachybus (talk) 01:26, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply Anupam. Its good to know that you don't mind them coping your work. But, just to clarify, are you the person on Conservapedia, or is somebody impersonating you? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lachybus (talkcontribs) 09:24, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

Anupam, you are close to violating the WP:3RR rule. Please have the courtesy of respecting WP:BRD while the discussion is on going. You made a bold move, and you were reverted, now you should discuss and not edit war your version back into the entry. The Barna study is about a broader irreligious category and not "atheism" specifically. Besides this your sources fail the test when it comes to reporting the findings of a scientific survey. You need academic sources to interpret the findings, and academic publishing processes to validate these interpretations. Neither exists. I've explained more fully on the talk page. Please self-revert and discuss. Thanks.Griswaldo (talk) 17:30, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Are you going to disappear now that you realize I wont revert you again? Don't do that please.Griswaldo (talk) 17:43, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Anupam: I want to strongly endorse Griswaldo's warning to you. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:35, 15 March 2011 (UTC)


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Proposed deletion of Centre for Intelligent Design[edit]

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please STOP and use the talk page[edit]

Your changes do not have consensus. Please use the talk page prior to making them in order to gain consensus first.Griswaldo (talk) 17:49, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

When I reverted you had not posted to talk yet. Sorry but that's a fact. Also, please read WP:BRD. If you make an edit and it is reverted you need to put down the revert button and gain consensus on the talk page. Anything less is just edit warring. This is especially the case then your changes to this and related entries have been challenged a majority of the time by other editors. Calm down and discuss before making these changes. Now that you've left a message on the talk page let others reply and discuss your proposed changes. Cheers.Griswaldo (talk) 17:58, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Rollback granted[edit]

Looking at your contribution history, I am surprised that nobody has granted you rollback rights. I have just done so. From now on, when viewing a diff, you will see a "rollback" link. Clicking on it will revert that diff and all previous sequential edits by the same editor. This is a convenience feature that administrators may grant to trusted users.

Please see WP:ROLLBACK for guidance. Use this tool only in cases of obvious vandalism or disruption, for it does not allow you to modify the edit summary. For any other reverts, continue using the "undo" feature, which allows you to explain your revert in the edit summary. ~Amatulić (talk) 19:14, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

American Family Association and SPLC[edit]

Hi Anupam, on the FRC talk page you expressed an interest about SPLC being inserted into the lede of AFA. You may want to look into this. Lionel (talk) 01:07, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

M. F. Husain in Marathi[edit]

Hi Anupam, I noticed that you amalgamated Marathi and Hindi spellings of the name of M. F. Hussain in the intro line. His name is spellied in the native language i.e. Marathi as मकबूल फिदा हुसेन and not as मक़बूल फ़िदा हुसैन, as is the case in Hindi. Spellings in Marathi and Hindi differ for many names and words, even though they share the same Devanagari script.

Anyways, I am reinstating the correct Marathi spelling in the article.

Thanks,

--Sankalpdravid (talk) 08:22, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Pashtunistan[edit]

Hi

Your recent edits are somewhat controversial. The new references are really appreciated. As an Afghan and being in the relevant field for many years, I differ. However, putting in all those different historians and their views and the relevant references will take some time to dig up, maybe months. I suggest, you do not add more changes. Give me sometime to clarify and expand upon my standpoint. Thank you. Dr Pukhtunyar Afghan (talk) 11:10, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Fry[edit]

Hey Anu how's tricks? Our friend seems to have been given a timeout! Edit warring over jpg vs. svg? This is one of the dumbest blocks I've ever seen. Scary to think that this guy will be back ruining the pedia in 24 hours. – Lionel (talk) 22:04, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Ehsan in urdu is not correct spelling[edit]

Hi,dear Anupam,realy I wanted my name also in urdu but I am not familiar to how to use the system I hope I will learn step by step from User:Nolelover and your kind good persons. Please correct name in urdu letters as it, Alif,Hay,Seen,Alif,and then Noon.You have to add in the name Ehsan between Seen and Noon,only Alif.Then it will be Ok.And also thank you for editing and taking a look at article Haji Laq Laq.God bless you.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 10:14, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Again mistake[edit]

Dear Anupam,thank for correction but there is again mistake,please Hey se Halwa wali hay not Hey se hathi wali Hey.Yani Hazoor,Ahmad mein jese Hey hoti hey.Teach me how to do it ,for it leave a note to my talk page.Thanks.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 17:46, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

OK[edit]

Good and Ok,now is right,sometime happens,this kind of mistakes,no problem.Be in contact.Shukria. Sukhi raho.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 17:58, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Can you[edit]

Lo ji Anupam saheb,main pher hazir ho geya hoon. One more help me to fix my photo and book title,I have tried to fix myself many time .but didn't succeed.You open google enter ehsan sehgal and click,go to images,there is my photos and book title of Zarb-e-Sukhan.Please fix photo on top and book title in the books section.If you can it,will be very kind of you.Here,in The Hague is evening,and you are enjoying afternoon,I think.Thanks. Allah bhali kere.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 19:05, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Completely new abortion proposal and mediation[edit]

In light of the seemingly endless disputes over their respective titles, a neutral mediator has crafted a proposal to rename the two major abortion articles (pro-life/anti-abortion movement, and pro-choice/abortion rights movement) to completely new names. The idea, which is located here, is currently open for opinions. As you have been a contributor in the past to at least one of the articles, your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

The hope is that, if a consensus can be reached on the article titles, the energy that has been spent debating the titles of the articles here and here can be better spent giving both articles some much needed improvement to their content. Please take some time to read the proposal and weigh in on the matter. Even if your opinion is simple indifference, that opinion would be valuable to have posted.

To avoid accusations that this posting violates WP:CANVASS, this posting is being made to every non-anon editor who has edited either page since 1 July 2010, irrespective of possible previous participation at the mediation page. HuskyHuskie (talk) 19:52, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Need your help[edit]

Hello Anupam,how are you. The image has been uploaded by my immediate family,it is taken from my facebook and image is my personal thing.But I am told that it is copy right,can you help in this regard,please see the tag on my talk page.ThanksEhsan Sehgal (talk) 21:50, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Your opinion needed[edit]

Anupam Saheb,it is going to raise the trouble,after image uplouding,there has been fixed four tags on the article including article deletion suggested by User:Biker Biker,in article edit history,it is four five time has been suggested,last month on the base of consensus,the article was safe,now again is being created problem.Please discuss the issue in talk page and review and give your bold and fair opinion.I hope you will not ignore it.Thanks. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 02:07, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Checking Additions to Conditional Security and Apostasy in Christianity articles[edit]

Greetings Anupam,

You recently added the United Methodist Church in the above two articles, but I am unable to find the book "Fall from Grace" from Rev. Chamberlain that you quote in the footnote. The quote is fine, but people need to be able to verify the quote. I cannot find the book (or maybe it is a small booklet) anywhere. There is no date and page number that goes with the quote. Could you please help me out here? This resource should be accessible to others in one way or another, or we should probably use a more recognized resource for the UMC on this issue. In Methodist doctrine: the essentials by Ted Campbell, Abingdon Press, 1999, Campbell writes: "In affirming the possibility of losing faith and justification, Methodists reject the doctrine of “eternal security” taught in some churches (especially Reformed churches, and many Baptist churches). (page 60) This is the best quote from a reliable source that I have found. I am going to check out the book Major United Methodist Beliefs which has a section "Once in Grace, Always in Grace?", that appears to address this issue. Google Books only allows a snippet view of this book, so I will have go to the library and find it. ThanksClassArm (talk) 18:22, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Anupam, I don't know how to enable the e-mail so you can send the infomation to witzki1 (at) kc (dot) rr (dot) com--thanksClassArm (talk) 22:18, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Kashmir copyvio[edit]

This edit appears to have added the same or close-paraphrased text from Land and people of Indian states and union territories By S. C. Bhatt, Gopal Bhargava into Kashmir. I have removed the paragraph from the article. You seem to be an experienced editor but refrain from adding copyrighted text into articles. If you have done the same in this article or others in the past, please remove the text as well.--NortyNort (Holla) 11:08, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Please don't refer to content disputes as vandalism[edit]

"Rvv" is short for "revert vandalism". Vandalism is the defacement of a page for the sole purpose of wanton destruction; it is not a content dispute. Please check out WP:NOTVAND and Wikipedia:Not everyone who disagrees with you is a vandal. Magog the Ogre (talk) 17:27, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

result[edit]

Kiya hal he,Anupam,Salaam,article discussion result is keep,thanks for your opinion.Khus raho. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 09:51, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Give your opinion[edit]

http://www.urdutoday.com/content/terms-and-conditions

Hello,Anupam,this is urdutoday.com, a website.

Please tell me it is website or a forum.? I think it is

website, read terms and conditions,may you reach any result.

Please reply. Thanks. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 15:44, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Asking for help on assumed vandalism[edit]

I refer to your "The Tireless Contributor Barnstar" "for your Tireless work in reverting vandalism". In short, my problem is like this: At the web page for Andrew McIntosh (professor) there is a link to the page Violation of the second law of thermodynamics where however his argument related to this topic is embellished out of all recognition and replaced what I call a strawman. I tried to add what I believe is his real standpoint sourced from his papers: [[3]] but it is constantly being erased and when I try to engage my opponents in discussion, they always make just empty claims w/o providing any evidence for they position and when I challenge them with my Qs, they always fail to answer and at the end I'm subject of warnings of being blocked while even NPOV label is not allowed to be raised -only one-sided opinion can be present on the main page. Pls. advise if this is in line with WP policies. I tend to regard such approach for vandalism. Thanx a lot--Stephfo (talk) 00:13, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Please see WP:CANVAS. Asking for clarification on policy is one thing... but you have apparently selected an editor who you think will agree with your POV to recruit him into the discussion. If so, that behavior is not appropriate. Please don't do that. See WP:DR if you're looking for wider input.   — Jess· Δ 00:28, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Existence of God[edit]

Would you please bother to look in the talk page, where there was already a thread on this topic at Talk:Existence_of_God#Pascal.27s_Wager, where it's obvious that Pascal's wager doesn't belong in this article. Abhishikt (talk) 18:44, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Can you respond on the article's talk page, as why Pascal's wager is relevent to the article? Abhishikt (talk) 19:05, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

May you[edit]

Salaam dear Anupam,last week I was invited to participate in seminar Faiz Ahmad Faiz 2011 held in London U.K by Urdu Tahreek Aalami London.Here are some news and videos,may you use it for expanding and citing the article.You know Urdu very well that's why I need your help to improve the article.User:Nolelover has so much helped,I will ask him when I have English sources.I hope you will take it with" Khushi se".Khuda Hafiz.Thanks. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 15:58, 26 July 2011 (UTC)


http://www.roznamadharti.com/holand_news/?view=000919.gif

http://www.roznamadharti.com/holand_news/?view=000918.gif

http://www.roznamadharti.com/holand_news/?view=000911.gif

http://www.roznamadharti.com/holand_news/

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ehsan+sehgal&aq=f

http://beyondlanguage.net/2011/07/ehsan-sehgal-reads-poetry-at-the-universal-interfaith-peace-mission/

Your recent revert[edit]

OMG you reverted my edit. Oh the pain of it all. I shall never recovery from the tyranny of 3RR...only joking of course...so, it seems then that there is still a problem regarding this revert because although the cited uses are as you point out not critics, they also are simply discussing A. (noun) and using a formulation of M+A(Adj+Noun) but now we have a compound Proper Noun being given a life of its own with these very citations used rather deceptively. I am not sure what the fix is, but the real difficulty will be explaining and obtaining consensus as the POV warriors dig their heels in. Devilishlyhandsome (talk) 20:27, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Atheism 3.0[edit]

I am considering an appeal of the deletion of this article which I created from scratch and which had been previously deleted. They userfied the article without due process but there was never a recreation ban so I am considering a formal appeal. Perhaps you would have some advice or input. Devilishlyhandsome (talk) 20:32, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

What is the point of this edit?[edit]

[4] It's not a "list".Devilishlyhandsome (talk) 00:52, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

And this one[edit]

Off topic. [5] The article is not about this, at all. Could you explain your logic?Devilishlyhandsome (talk) 00:53, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

I see what's going on with this section and the ext link makes more sense now that I have delved into the section. The section is close to a line of, maybe on the OR or SYNTH side in that it links Science policy with Atheism enforcement but that is what actually did go on in USSR. Thus, the topics are quite different and any normal set up would be ! OT. But things were so bizarre at that point in history - they are two different topics, but the craziness of the Stalin era of dialectical materialism is precisely this interfusion of science and religion which, in the west, are diff. A tip of the hat to Anupam or actually the whole editorial board on the article. Maybe at some point a {Main|.... will evolve...er, I mean to say split regarding this specific matter.Devilishlyhandsome (talk) 00:18, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

MA[edit]

Good job on that proposal for the intro. – Lionel (talk) 01:45, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Actually I liked it very much also as long as subsequent mods which are on the page now are included.Devilishlyhandsome (talk) 00:19, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Please reply[edit]

Salaam Anupam,I am asking help from administrator,please guide me in this regard and be first to translate urdu as you did in poetry section.Please visit my talk page and give your opinion. Thanks.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 21:21, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

The one part that seems particularly incorrect[edit]

"In general, scientists..."doesn't match the reference. That part seems pretty straightforward, what do you think about modifying that.

{{Quotation|In general Scientists...}

Alternatively, there may very well be sources that say this. But look at the ref.Devilishlyhandsome (talk) 23:49, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

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Litterary career section[edit]

Salaam Anupam Bhai,One Dutch User:Drmies has helped me to citing references for Dutch newspapers,I hope you will cite references for Urdu newspapers and websites etc.You ask me for hindi name,it's OK,you can do it.Here are some ashaar from three Ghazals.Be sure these will not be removed from article again,because there already has been cleaup.If you add the ashaar in the Literary Career section,first you have to add the references and then citation.It will improve the article.And also add the Award with reference daily dharti and citing it.Both links you have already.Looking forward your help in this regard.Thanks.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 20:33, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Ashaar

Tum ne kaha tha ghar kabhi aane ko keya hoowa

KeyooN pochthe ho pher k dwane ko keya hoowa

Wo qatl ker rahe heiN sere aam her jagah

Khamos hey satam pe,zamane ko keya hoowa

Ye zehr kis ne ghola hey,ye kis ki chal hey

Aapas meiN dushmani hey,gharane ko keya hoowa

Shikwa naheiN mra to faqat ye sawal hey

Wo wada jo kiya tha,nibhane ko keya hoowa

Sehgal ye may ghamoN ko mitane ki hey dawa

YaroN ne kuch pila di,pilane ko keya hoowa ---

Hum bhi safe merdaN meiN kabhi shamil thee

Hum se koi tasweer purani maNge ---

Sehgal ye zamana hey milawat se pur

Hum jhoot mila such hi kaha kerte heiN


Text for the Award. " Faiz Ahamd Faiz Award 2011,by Urdu Tahreek Aalami London, U.K "

Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 20:33, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

For citation.[edit]

Dear Anupam,poem is removed,it does not matter,Lady is right.Here is the link for citation,Award,and book Zarb-e-Sukhan. Daily dharti news,in the news all contents are about award and Zarb-e Sukhan.You can read it yourslf.This is new reference,you have to add it first and then to cite for award and zarb-e-sukhan.Other awards should remain same because I am waiting urdutoday .com reliability.Text for this new award.

"Faiz Ahmad Faiz Award" in 2011 from Urdu Tahreek Aalami London,U.K


http://www.roznamadharti.com/holand_news/?view=000911.gif (link for citation )

Thanks for adding Hindi name. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 16:29, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

  • You added and cited link and book ZS,but you did not add the Faiz award (see text above),and citation?.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 19:45, 30 July 2011 (UTC)


  • Thanks,adding award but you again forgot it to cite with reference.6.Please cite it if you can,because you can read the urdu. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 06:52, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Anupam bhai keya ho geya hey aap ko,ooper wale link,roznamadharti hi mein itni bari surkhi lagi

hey Faiz award milne ki,nazar nahein aai?.You have all ready added the link (reference.6),you need only to cite it to Faiz Ahmad Faiz Award.May be you fix Faiz Ahmad Faiz with wiki link too.Thanks. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 09:09, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Bahot bahot shukria Anupam bhai,Allah bhali kere. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 18:47, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Anupam,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to see you at Mumbai on 18-20 November 2011

Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

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Invitation to Edit on wikichristian[edit]

Thank you very much for inviting me. I would love to join the group. For the orthodox christian articles (I can only correct articles on orthodox christian dealings)[edit]

I have no other knowledge of the Roman Catholic and other churches. Thanks for the invitation again.[edit]



In Christ,[edit]

The Defender of Orthodoxy[edit]

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Need help again for citation[edit]

Ref.Ehsan Sehgal Awards section.

Hello,Anupam bhi,aazadi-e-Hind,(day of independence) mobarak ho.How are you?.I am here again for your kind help.Here is a news from daily dharti in which two awards have been stated in the end of news,in urdu. This.

  • "Molana Maher-ul-Qadri Award" in 2001 from Urdu Trust London, U.K.[citation needed]
  • "Allama Shariq Jamal Award" in 2005 from Bazm-e-Shaoor-e-Adab. Jaipur, India.[citation needed]

Please cite this reference to the awards and remove the tags citation needed. I do not know,that you have to add this daily dharty again or not, because reference of daily dharti is already there.I hope you will help in this regard.Any question,please let me know.Thanks. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 16:09, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Sorry forgot to add daily dharti link,here is,

http://www.roznamadharti.com/holand_news/?view=001017.gif

Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 16:14, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Bahot bahot shukria,bhai Anupam,now I think no any section,there is needed references?.I am going to ask User:Drmies to remove tag on top.Am I right to ask him now or not?.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 20:22, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Can you remove?[edit]

Actually I am keeping myself away from the article because of the subject of article,It will be kind of you,if you do helping me in this regard.Waiting forward to---?.Cheers. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 16:03, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Bhi Anupam aap ke mohN meiN lado,barfi,I will be always in contact with you to learn many things about wikipedia.Now I am busy in List of Pakistani poets and journalists,accessing notability.God bless you in every way of life.Thanks. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 16:25, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
  • May you take a look at my User talk Ehsan Sehgal page.User:Drmies has left a message on my page.I do not know why?. Any---?. Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 18:09, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Faiz Ahmad Faiz[edit]

Hi - I have reverted your revert - you didn't explain at all why you did it. There is a discussion at the BLP noticeboard, please join in there - lets attempt to find a consensus for such additions, thanks - Off2riorob (talk) 03:22, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Objections to Evolution - 3RR[edit]

You are now at 3RR at this article. I'm sure you know our policy about this. Dougweller (talk) 20:45, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Replied on my talk page. I don't think you are edit warring but the first edit, although only a partial revert, does count. Dougweller (talk) 20:58, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Ehsan Danish[edit]

Hi,Anupam bhai,Kiya haal heiN,kese ho.I am here for your help to fix the Urdu name of Ehsan Danish in right direction,it is now Danish Ehsan instead of Ehsan Danish in Urdu.I hope you will change it. Have a good time,thanks.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 19:47, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Lot of thanks,and if you find more references please add and cite them.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 20:30, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

You are cordially invited to participate in WikiProject Arminianism

The goal of WikiProject Arminianism is to improve the quality and quantity of information about Arminianism available on Wikipedia. WP:WikiProject Arminianism as a group does not prefer any particular tradition or denominination of Arminianism, but prefers that all Arminian traditions are fairly and accurately represented.

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For fixing[edit]

Dear Anupam,please fix this urdu script name فا طمہ مر تضی بھٹو to Fatima Bhutto born,Fatima Murtaza Bhutto(------------) on----I tried but could not fix.Thanks.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 16:42, 7 September 2011 (UTC)


  • Two link are as under,please take a look at them and tell me they are copyright or not?.Thanks.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 21:15, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks a lot bhai Anupam,I think you are very busy in other matters,I don't see you much active.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 17:35, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thanks for all your amazing "sweet" contributions. Enjoy this cookie, just for you! ★Pinkstrawberry02★ (talk) 01:05, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Re:Re:A cookie for you![edit]

Haha, yep, a glass of milk completes it. You are most definitely welcome, I'm so glad I made you happy. You are making a great difference here, and we are very glad you are a Wikipedian. You have a wonderful evening as well! I hope I can talk to you soon. Pinkstrawberry02talk 21:43, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Article ownership is becoming a problem[edit]

Anupam, I would like to officially warn you about the fact that you are crossing the line at Militant atheism when you police the entry in the manner you have been doing. WP:OWN is a policy, and you are violating it. Please consider this an opportunity to reflect on what you are doing and consider a more collegial and collaborative approach to editing the entry. If other editors think that a tag is necessary, and put it up in good faith then you need to discuss the matter with them on the talk page and not immediately remove the tag because you think you're right. I hope we don't need to go further in the dispute resolution process regarding this issue. Cheers.Griswaldo (talk) 20:34, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

It's not Anupam's fault that his persuasive argmuents have swayed most of the editors at the article. Instead of posting frivolous warnings why not try to find an argument that is as persuasive as Anupams? – Lionel (talk) 02:20, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Talk page removals[edit]

Do not remove normal, unharmful talk page entries, per WP:TPO. Binksternet (talk) 15:33, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

This is a formal warning of a potential violation of WP:3RR at Talk:Militant atheism. Do not get blocked for edit warring over the guideline at WP:TPO. The talk page is for discussion, and discussion is what I am after. Binksternet (talk) 15:57, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Talk page edits[edit]

You shouldn't edit the top of discussions, you should just add comments to below what ever you are replying to. It's a big wiki no-no. You also should try not to edit your previous edits unless you use strikes and whatnot to show how it was before your edit. Basically, no one should ever have to go to the history page to see exactly how a discussion unfolded, it should be obvious. If you add something to the top, a reader now has to look through the history to see what the question was at the time of a particular reply. Also, could you please archive your talk page, or bland the first few hundred sections. My browser can barely load this page. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 00:56, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

I meant blank instead of bland. Also, a good/extreme example of not editing one's own posts. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 01:00, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
Regarding User_talk:Peregrine_Fisher#Re:Talk_page_edits. No problem. After years I still haven't got automatic archiving like I wish I had. Also, it's best to usually reply on one's own talk page, instead of replying on the other person's. That way later on it's easy to see exactly what the conversation was without having to look at two pages and compare timestamps.
Although I think I'm a dab person and you would like to keep the militant atheism article as one page (not entirely sure which you prefer, so forgive me), I think you've done some good referencing on that article. Keep it up. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 01:16, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit warring on Talk:Militant atheism[edit]

Your recent edits seem to have the appearance of edit warring. Users are expected to collaborate and discuss with others and avoid editing disruptively.

Please be particularly aware, the three-revert rule states that:

  1. Making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period is almost always grounds for an immediate block.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

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I'm adding this warning because you appear to be at the very least unaware that you were edit warring (as per this discussion here: [6]). Take particular notice of bullet point (2). Please refrain from edit warring in the future. aprock (talk) 16:59, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity[edit]

Thanks for the message on my talk page. I'm afraid Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Christianity is not an option, and of course proposing to delete Militant atheism would have no hope at all. You may want to try Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity, although it seems you have already received lots of contributions to the RfC. StAnselm (talk) 02:04, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Please help me understand[edit]

Anupam I'd like to know about this Catholicism/Methodism thing. Why is it that on your user page you say emphatically that you are a Methodist but in two separate threads recently you claimed to be Catholic? Of course, you do not have to tell anyone what your religion is, but you have chosen to do so as part of an argument, and have contradicted yourself. What worries me here isn't that you are one or the other. Indeed I don't care what your actual religious affiliation is. What worries me is the possible deception going on here. Are you even a Methodist or a Catholic? Why are you being deceptive about all this?Griswaldo (talk) 12:55, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Outrageous. I can't imagine a fellow Wikipedian behaving in this manner. Other editors have recently had issues with them. Does anyone know Griswaldo? Has their account been compromised? – Lionel (talk) 14:06, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
The only outrageous thing that I see is your comment Lionel. Compromised account? Other editors have recently had issues with me? Give me a break. There is nothing outrageous about engaging Anupam on comments he has himself made. User:Anupam has the United Methodist banner on it, yet twice in trying argue against accusations of canvassing he claims to be Catholic - see [7], [8]. He has argued that User:StAnselm is not likeminded since he is a Calvinist and Anupam is a Catholic. I think the fact that he claims to be a Methodist is completely relevant, since Methodists are Protestants (like Calvinists) and not Catholics. What I find troubling about it, is not whether or not he's actually Protestant, but again, it is the use of deception here. I'd like to hear an explanation. Do you agree with misrepresenting your religious background and contradicting yourself in order to win arguments on Wikipedia? The political gaming here is absurd.Griswaldo (talk) 14:42, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

ANI discussion[edit]

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Please see here: [9]. aprock (talk) 08:35, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

And a warning to you too[edit]

Per your notice on the editwarring noticeboard, I have warned user aprock. However, kindly consider this a warning to you too to restrain yourself from making any further tendentious edits on the articles and areas that concern the RfC in progress on militant atheism. In case any of your edits -- till the RfC concludes -- is reported to be tendentious, you will be blocked. Do not revert even in case you believe you are right. This is a pre-block warning. Thanks. Wifione Message 09:30, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg After what you've been through put some brandy in it! Check this out, it may cheer you up [10]Lionel (talk) 02:19, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Please join a discussion[edit]

Please join a discussion ("Wikipedia and its relationship to the outside world") about medical ELs and related issues. You may want to follow the links provided to learn more if you are so inclined. Thank you in advance. Presto54 (talk) 07:16, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

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Your composure under fire from all sides and your relentless pursuit of compromise during the Militant Atheism affair was commendable. Hope this helps!Lionel (talk) 08:11, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

The Right Stuff: October 2011[edit]

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October 2011
INTERVIEW
An Interview with Dank

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The Right Stuff caught up with Dank, the recently elected Lead Coordinator of WikiProject Military History. MILHIST is considered by many to be one of the most successful projects in the English Wikipedia.

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
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Q: What is your experience with WikiProjects?
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Abortion Case Plods Along

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Christmas Eve[edit]

You are at 3RR at this article. It is important to discuss article changes on the talk page and create consensus. If you continue reverting you may be blocked. If you have issues with an editor and they request that you cease from posting on their talk page, you must honor their request. In this case they leave you no alternative but to resolve differences at WQA, RFC/U or ANI.– Lionel (talk) 10:08, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Kaif RfC[edit]

Well you seem to have a majority in favor, although many of these editors do not understand that you are trying to add a name that she is NOT commonly known by. I know you know this is true. Could you please just consider adding it in the personal section rather than in the lead as some editors suggested, and close out this RfC? I had added some sourced text saying that her original name was Katrina Turquotte, but I don't know how that happened. Were her parents divorced when she was born? I would be greatful if you would help to solve mysteries like this, and add useful information to articles, rather than just pushing scripts even in cases like this and Lisa Ray, where the article could easily do without them. BollyJeff || talk 16:14, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Why does the Dia Mirza page have Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu; but not Bengali or German? Do you see how messy it becomes when you open up this box? BollyJeff || talk 16:45, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
You didn't answer my question above... and please do not revert, but just add your text to what's there, thanks. BollyJeff || talk 19:45, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

The Right Stuff: November 2011[edit]

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PROJECT NEWS
WikiProject Conservatism faces the ultimate test

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On October 7, WikiProject Conservatism was nominated for deletion by member Binksternet. He based his rationale on what he described as an undefinable scope, stating that the project is "at its root undesirable". Of the 40 participants in the discussion, some agreed that the scope was problematic; however, they felt it did not justify deletion of the project. A number of participants suggested moving the project to "WikiProject American conservatism". The overwhelming sentiment was expressed by Guerillero who wrote: "A project is a group of people. This particular group does great work in their topic area[,] why prevent them from doing this[?]" In the end there was negligible opposition to the project and the result of the discussion was "Keep". The proceedings of the deletion discussion were picked up by The Signpost, calling the unfolding drama "the first MfD of its kind". The Signpost observed that attempting to delete an active project was unprecedented. The story itself became a source of controversy which played out at the Discuss This Story section, and also at the author's talk page.

Two days after the project was nominated, the Conservatism Portal was also nominated for deletion as "too US-biased". There was no support for deletion amongst the 10 participants, with one suggestion to rename the portal.

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two plus two and a muffin for you![edit]

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Sorry i can't devote to the Christian wikiproject. Patchiman (talk) 02:05, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanksgiving discussion[edit]

I see that you moved to a much less conspicuous place my comment encouraging others to propose additional lede options. It seems to me that -- in the interest of openness -- this invitation should be made clear at the top of the section. Johnlumea (talk) 04:40, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Thankyou[edit]

Very much for the invite- gratefully accepted- Merry Christmas.andycjp (talk) 06:07, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Your comments invited[edit]

Could you please take a look at WP:NPOVN#Qais Abdur Rashid. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 12:30, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

December 2011[edit]

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Scripts again[edit]

I think you would be interested in this. But be nice. BollyJeff || talk 18:07, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Please note Special:Contributions/Arthur Rubin has a problem with deleting User talk comments that are not his[edit]

Here are some examples ...

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Halloween "edit warring"[edit]

Hello Anupam - Thank you for your message on my Talk page, which I assume was in response to a comment I left on the Halloween page. I'd be happy to hear your feedback, whenever it is convenient for you (like after the festivities maybe?). I would just like to say that I had no wish to enter into an edit war; indeed, I made a single reversion. While I understand that others may not share my subtle concerns about the wording of the sentence in question (or even find them pedantic), I do not see why they should be rejected out of hand as if the the current text were untouchable. That's all. Regards, MistyMorn (talk) 16:16, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

No problem at all! Do take your time... I really would like to avoid making a mountain out of a molehill, as often seems to happen too readily on WP. Enjoy your Christmas. Regards, MistyMorn (talk) 20:16, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

cold weather[edit]

hi there. as one of the folks who made cold weather: it was released theatrically Feb 4, 2011. please refrain from deleting that information from the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.236.108.83 (talk) 07:10, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the award[edit]

Not sure if it's automated or not, but still nice to have! --ChristianHistory (talk) 09:40, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Transliteration[edit]

Hi Anupam! Can you add the Punjabi transliterations (Shahmukhi and Gurmukhi) for Bullah Ki Jaana? Thanks, Mar4d (talk) 08:05, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Hi, I've added a new comment to the DYK nomination. I'm afraid the problem now is sourcing, and a link to Facebook. None of this can't be overcome of course so message me back once the changes have been done. Delsion23 (talk) 12:53, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

No worries, glad that I can help! I've replied to the DYK nomination again. I'll reply to any further improvements sometime tomorrow hopefully. Delsion23 (talk) 22:57, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for being prompt. I've replied again. The Facebook source is still a problem to solve I'm afraid. See what you think of my reasoning. Delsion23 (talk) 22:49, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar[edit]

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kara (sikhism)[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kara_%28Sikhism%29&diff=466455462&oldid=462818752

You added text but part of the ref is missing. Can you finish it?Curb Chain (talk) 01:16, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you dear :).Jobas (talk) 20:51, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Please enjoy.[edit]

Hi,Anupam Bhai,ASA,kese heiN aap.MaiN aap ko bhoola NaheiN hooN.Naam bada liya hey.Here is for you This,enjoy please.Justice007 (talk) 15:11, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Re:Barnstar[edit]

Thanks very much! :) Peter (Talk page) 16:15, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanksgiving[edit]

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Katrina Kaif and others[edit]

Look at the clarification that he added. BollyJeff || talk 15:57, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

"I will be contacting him in the near future to address this issue" meaning that you do not intend to honor the result of the consensus on dozens of editors, but rather go around by yourself and try again solo. I expected no less from you. BTW, you reverted my other edits on the page too. BollyJeff || talk 16:02, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Why do you call it my proposal? It was not mine; but it has already passed. As you can see I am not blindly removing scripts from every actor, only the ones that really should not have them. I hope this helps. BollyJeff || talk 16:29, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite![edit]

Thank you for inviting me to join the Christianity project, Anupam. As much as I agree with the Project's aims, I don't think I can commit to it right now. I will keep you in mind, though. --Kenatipo speak! 17:20, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite[edit]

Hi Anupam and thanks for the invite! I'm glad to join the Christianity project. Tikru8 (talk) 13:37, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Why should a rant not be removed from Aisha bint Abu Bakr?[edit]

Please tell me how the stuff I removed from Aisha bint Abu Bakr was not a POV charged quite sectarian rant at least in form. I cannot judge the content but surely the form was not encylopedic? Or is Wikipedia in the business of calling people of a certain sectarian persuasion "scum"?? I don't quite understand why this is qualified as "experimenting with editing", which it was very much not IMHO. Thank you. -- 77.21.99.8 (talk) 19:08, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

The Right Stuff: January 2012[edit]

The Right Stuff
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ARTICLE REPORT
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Wikipedia's Newest Featured Portal: Conservatism

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On January 21, The Conservatism Portal was promoted to Featured Portal (FP) due largely to the contributions of Lionelt. This is the first Featured content produced by WikiProject Conservatism. The road to Featured class was rocky. An earlier nomination for FP failed, and in October the portal was "Kept" after being nominated for deletion.

Member Eisfbnore significantly contributed to the successful Good Article nomination of Norwegian journalist and newspaper editor Nils Vogt in December. Eisfbnore also created the article. In January another Project article was promoted to Featured Article. Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias, a president of Brazil, attained Featured class with significant effort by Lecen. The Article Incubator saw its first graduation in November. A collaboration spearheaded by Mzk1 and Trackerseal successfully developed Star Parker to pass the notability guideline.


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Project Scope Debated

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Another discussion addressing the project scope began in December. Nine alternatives were presented in the contentious, sometimes heated discussion. Support was divided between keeping the exitsing scope, or adopting a scope with more specificity. Some opponents of the specific scope were concerned that it was too limiting and would adversely affect project size. About twenty editors participated in the discussion.

Inclusion of the article Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was debated. Supporters for inclusion cited sources describing the KKK as "conservative." The article was excluded with more than 10 editors participating.

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Break[edit]

I haven't seen you around in a week and I hope that you're just taking a short wikibreak. Well, you've earned it: you're an invaluable contributor here. Don't let the persecution affect you. – Lionel (talk) 22:26, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Ichthus: January 2012[edit]

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Re: Big Bang[edit]

rv - once again, please wait until the RfC concludes before making contentious changes to the article

Please explain exactly what is "contentious" about removing a poorly sourced article that contains three maintenance tags—one for cleanup, another for unsourced content, and another for original research—from a highly visible featured article. Do you think we should link to poorly sourced articles containing original research? For your information, there is no RFC in progress, so why should I wait until a nonexistent RFC concludes to remove material that explicitly violates our most important policies? Viriditas (talk) 06:21, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Dear User:Viriditas, as you know, one of the proposals being discussed on the talk page involves moving the content from the section in question to the article, Religious interpretations of the Big Bang theory. Removing the link from the main article, when others have proposed keeping that link in the "See also" section, or in its current position was inappropriate. Moreover, I looked at the article and saw that it did have references in every section. In addition, nominating the article for deletion despite the fact that the topic is a very notable one (as delineated by the plethora of sources discussing it) was also unwarranted. Please kindly wait for the discussion at the talk page to conclude before making any contentious changes to the article. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. With regards, AnupamTalk 09:19, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
You did not answer my question, and the article most certainly does not have references in every section, so I will need to ask you to look at the article again. You will notice right away that the "Buddhist View" section is entirely unsourced, the "Christian and Jewish views" section contains an entire unsourced paragraph, the "Hindu view" section contains out of date and off topic content, and the "View of Islam" is based entirely on primary sources. Finally, the lead section is mostly unsourced. Your allegation that the prod is unwarranted is not supported, and there is no reason for me to "wait" for anything to start or conclude when you are entirely incapable of providing a single source to support your claim that the intersection of religion and science on the topic of the Big Bang is notable and important. Viriditas (talk) 09:43, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

RFC comments[edit]

I notice that you added commentary in the question portion of the Big Bang RFC. Please don't do that. I narrowed the focus to "religion" for a reason (explained in the previous section on that page), and that was endorsed by other editors. If you feel the scope should be expanded, the place to say that is your summary statement and/or the discussion section.

I'm asking you to move your comment there, as a more polite option to me moving it. --Christopher Thomas (talk) 04:22, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Sad news[edit]

Zenkai just got blocked indef. Thought you might want to know. Wekn reven 16:02, 1 March 2012 (UTC)


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Adding Hindi/Urdu scripts to articles[edit]

Hi, I saw your name on the Indian Task Force for Wikiproject film, and if it's possible, could you please add Hindi/Urdu titles for some movies? I don't know a word of either, because I can't read the traditional Hindi, and I really don't know Urdu. I'm working on improving old Hindi film articles, most are stubs, actually. Please tell me if it's possible. Thank you. ;) Fireblazex3 (talk) 14:09, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Syracuse University religious affiliation[edit]

Syracuse University is not currently affiliated with any religious institution. It is a nonsectarian private institution. You can go to Syracuse's school website and their is no mention of any religious affiliation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Manning954 (talkcontribs) 00:54, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

Plagiarism isn't acceptable on Wikipedia. If your contribution history contains plagiarized contributions they will be deleted. If you continue to restore plagiarized content after it has been removed, you will be reported and possibly blocked. Viriditas (talk) 03:48, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

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Well deserved[edit]

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WikiProject India Tag & Assess 2012 Contest[edit]

Hello friends, we are a number of editors from WikiProject India have got together to assess the many thousands of articles under the stewardship of the project, and we'd love to have you, a fellow member, join us. These articles require assessment, that is, the addition of a WikiProject template to the talk page of an article, assessing it for quality and importance and adding a few extra parameters to it.

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Re Chitti Gatti[edit]

Dear Anupam, Hello. Am very glad to visit your fine User page and to see the many fine edits youve done in the past, and continue to do. Im sorry to bother you, but there seems to be a couple of problems regarding your edits of the above mentioned article, on Chitti Gatti village, essentially (a) the ancient Hindu temple and worship, fstivals etc at this site, relate to the god/deity Siva/Shiva and the Siva/Shiva Lingam (or Ling) is esentially a manifestation of the same, not a separate deity as seems to be suggested by the quote from Major Wace's old Settlement Report (1874) that youd cited; and (b) and since the quote from this Report itself seems to be of rather erroneous nature, and rather long and verbose, I also deemed it fit to remove it.I hope this is ok with you, please, and that in case you feel that we need to work this out, youd kindly discuss the matter on the article's Talk page. Thank you, and best regards, Khani100 (talk) 21:00, 23 March 2012 (UTC)Khani100

A barnstar for you[edit]

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Rollback[edit]

Are you using rollback to revert edits at Atheism? In case you are not aware, WP:ROLLBACK specifies that rollback must be used only for what is clearly vandalism (according to Wikipedia's definition). Edits like this and this are not reverting vandalism. I am trying to pay a little more attention to this article but have not yet worked out what the current disagreement is about. This message is just an FYI because editors have lost the rollback right after using it inappropriately. No reply needed. Johnuniq (talk) 11:42, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Defamation[edit]

How is this defamation? Wikipedia is an encyclopædia; it should report on all topics neutrally, whether good or bad. Conservapedia actually gets relatively positive coverage since we don't use words like "lies", "farce", "propaganda", "mediæval", "halfwit", or "gobshite" in describing it. bobrayner (talk) 15:56, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

FYI, WP:AN3[edit]

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Self publishers[edit]

Hi, FYI, at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Wikipedia_reliability a drive to slow down self-published book references is getting started. Would you like to join that project? Membership is free. History2007 (talk) 21:20, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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Some help[edit]

This chap Sitush has started a character assassination campaign against me. I have never interacted with him, so I am bit confused by his attitude. As we share some common interests, can you tell me if you have come ac cross him.

--WALTHAM2 (talk) 14:58, 29 April 2012 (UTC) Your support is really appreciated. There seems to be a real bias against creating stubs relating South Asian ethnology. Either the sources are challenged or arguments are made on notability. The trouble with west Punjab, lots of the stuff is early 20th Century, but I am hoping to get hold of District Census reports, in particular the 1961 ones produced by the Pakistan Census Commissioner which had brief ethnographic notes to give a bit more up to date information. However committed someone is, these things start to tire you out. And secondly, these articles seem to be constant victims of vandals and eager community members. I have no issue with the latter, and always leave messages on the article Talkpages for them to provide sources. I am taking sometime out as I am going through a really busy period. Hope to be back in August.

And very belated thank you for the Barnstar. --WALTHAM2 (talk) 10:22, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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From the Editor[edit]

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This month marks the observation of Pentecost, one of the most important feast of the Christian liturgical year. It is our hope here that all of you, regardless of your religious affiliation (if any), find that the holiday, and its accompanying activities, an enjoyable and beneficial experience. We also hope that this "Birthday of the Church" is one which gives you the same joy as the birthday of yourself or your loved ones.

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As many of you may know, our unofficial mascot, dear Wikipe-tan, hasn't yet indicated any particular beliefs. However, yes, as we all know, ahem, some people might object to our beloved mascot running around in a French maid outfit. People do talk, you know. ;) If anyone might be able to develop an image of the dear lady in a image more, well, "Christian," I would like to see perhaps a vote for next month as to which, if any, image of the dear girl we might make our own unofficial mascot. Please post your images here.

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Christianity in other wikis[edit]

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Notice[edit]

Hello all, I am currently being evaluated here. All users who have been involved with me are encouraged to comment. Thanks, AnupamTalk 19:35, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Need assistance[edit]

Can you please be a part of discussion page Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Mithila_(Nepal)#Mithila_.28Nepal.29 Vikas11004315 (talk) 12:54, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of From the Dust for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of The Exorcist in the 21st Century for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Unaffiliated for deletion[edit]

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NPOV[edit]

NPOV does not apply to project-space. Hipocrite (talk) 19:16, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

May 2012[edit]

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Request reason:

Hello! I appreciate you taking the time to read this unblock request. I am not sure why I was blocked for escalation at ANI. A thread was started about me here and you were the last administrator to comment at ANI, which is why I asked you whether the addition of multiple notices was appropriate, and you stated that it was not. Many users formed a section titled "Lies" about me, and I responded to these allegations there, in order to defend myself. I am unsure why User:Bobrayner was not blocked for adding the tendentious notices in the first place, and I was blocked for simply responding to the charges against me. I apologize if I have done anything wrong but I do not see why you blocked me in the first place, especially when I have never been blocked before. If I am wrong, then I agree to cease any unwanted behavior in the future. Thanks for taking the time to read this request to unblock me. With regards, AnupamTalk 15:16, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Decline reason:

A prerequisite for unblocking is an indication that the editor indicates that he understands why he was blocked. That obviously isn't the case here. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 17:30, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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Arbcom case[edit]

I have filed an arbcom case related to the mailing list that you are alledged is coordinating. You can review the case at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#Anupam_.26_Bobrayner and provide a statement. Hipocrite (talk) 17:47, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

My concern was that the exact same group of editors (User:Mann jess, User:Artifex Mayhem, User:Dominus Vobisdu, User:Abhishikt, User:Bob rayner, User:BD2412, User:Aprock, User:IRWolfie-, etc.) were all able to show up at RfC A, B, C, D, E, as well as this ANI report so swiftly, making similar supporting statements, indicating a likelihood of offsite coordination. Other users have stated, in regards to the ANI case in particular, that "from the whole discussion here that if you remove the partisans/users that are editing from a diametrically opposed real life belief to Anupam that there is/was no consensus amongst the uninvolved commenters." Nevertheless, I do not intend on participating in the ArbCom discussion on this issue as I am EXTREMELY busy in real life. In fact, after the ANI issue closes, I was planning to take a VERY LONG break from Wikipedia. I value the contributions of the said editors above, even if we are often found disagreeing with one another, and would prefer not to participate in an ArbCom case against them. However, I would recommend bringing up this issue at the ANI thread, mentioning this evidence of offsite canvassing and having the thread closed as being a content dispute, which is what many uninvolved editors have been saying all along (e.g. Exhibit One, Exhibit Two, Exhibit Three, Exhibit Four, Exhibit Five). You can pursue the issue if you feel it is necessary; however, I will not participate in this issue and will be on a break soon. Thanks, AnupamTalk 18:03, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
You will take part as you are making very serious statements about other users. If you can not substantiate these (I know your can't) then I will expect repercussions for you. IRWolfie- (talk) 19:28, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
I will not be able to take part in anything for a while due to a personal situation. Moreover, my claim is based on the information I added above. As I stated, I do not advocate an ArbCom at this time. Cheers, AnupamTalk 19:29, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
It's too late, an ArbCom was started based on your comments. Frivolous claims are not acceptable. I have already explicitly dealt with your comments in the ANI discussion, I have already explained how I arrived at the Big Bang RfC, repeatedly [12]. IRWolfie- (talk) 19:34, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Sure, that could be a possibility and I generally assume good faith; the possibility still exists, however, of there being some coordination. I will be taken a break soon and if you wish to pursue your potential involvement further, you are more than welcome to. With regards, AnupamTalk 19:41, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Note that you are an involved party; comments will be expected from you by the arbitrators. IRWolfie- (talk) 23:55, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Now would be a good time to either present your evidence or retract the accusation. bobrayner (talk) 08:44, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  • You sidestepped responsibility for that particularly nasty accusation by promising to take a "VERY LONG break", claiming to be very busy, personal issues, &c. But you're still editing. Will you retract the accusation, or will you present whatever evidence you think you have? Apologise for spreading spiteful lies, or provide evidence. Either or. Your choice. bobrayner (talk) 19:52, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

Apparently, when I took my phone out of my back pocket to check my watchlist, my finger must have touched the revert button. What is strange is that it happened to revert your page. Sorry about that. Viriditas (talk) 05:49, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Dear User:Viriditas, it's quite alright, accidents happen all the time :) Also, I should have not gotten upset with you when you placed the notice regarding the cannabis article on my talk page and should have taken it in good faith. I should have fully understood the paraphrasing policy instead of going to ANI and I recognize that I misunderstood it, even after being here for several years, which is quite honestly, embarrassing. I know it probably doesn't mean much since the thread is open but I'm sorry for that and hope you'll accept my apology too. If I'm still around after the thread is closed, I'd be glad to have you as my mentor on improving articles where I've paraphrased incorrectly. Have a good night User:Viriditas, AnupamTalk 05:55, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
You want who to mentor you? Anu! Buddy! Compadre! Of all the editors you know... What about the guy who started The Right Stuff? Or that other guy who got The Conservatism Portal to Featured? Or what's his name that uploaded that really really cool Daisy video (right). Any of those guys whould make a great mentor... in my most humble and considered opinion!!!!Lionel (talk) 06:58, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Lionel, that video is outrageous. Can you imagine the impact it must have had in 1964? It boggles the mind. Anupam, I appreciate your kind words, but you deserve a mentor like John Carter (talk · contribs), but of course, that would be up to him. I can only offer you advice at this point, as the community is getting ready to make a decision about you. I can tell you, however, that, like the Christian community, the Wikipedia community is very forgiving and would gladly welcome you if you would just follow the five pillars. More importantly, if you can be of service to others, that would go a long way towards building goodwill, and there are lots of open tasks on Wikipedia waiting for editors to dive in and get their hands dirty. There's also quite a number of core topics waiting to be expanded, and many more requested articles that need to be created. You may also want to experiment with creating new articles in your user space outside the religion/politics topic area, and expand them until they meet the DYK criteria. Then, submit them for peer review, GA, and eventually, FA. There's a lot to do here, and if you show a willingness to put aside your past conflicts and serve the community as a volunteer, I'm sure everyone would be more than happy to have you here. Viriditas (talk) 10:02, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Notice of restrictions[edit]

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The following facts have been clearly established:

  • You have engaged in problematic conduct
  • This includes plagiarism, POV-pushing and edit-warring
  • There is evidence of canvassing in respect of this discussion

The overall conclusion is that you are attempting to push Wikipedia content in the direction of sympathy with your POV, and are supported in this by others who share that POV.

My reading of the consensus from this debate is as follows:

  1. You are placed on a final warning with respect to plagiarism. Any further examples of plagiarism will result in an immediate and lengthy ban. No further warnings need be issued, any administrator noting plagiarised content inserted by you from this date may block immediately for a period at their discretion but probably between one and twelve months, which block would be considered a community ban per the consensus here, so that any appeal would be to WP:BASC.
  2. You are placed on 1RR parole for 6 months.
  3. You may be topic banned by any uninvolved administrator from any article where you appears to be violating WP:NPOV (especially WP:UNDUE). No further warning is necessary. Initial topic bans should be of short duration but escalating durations in case of second or subsequent issues would be appropriate.

If the above do not yield the required improvement in your behaviour, the matter should be remitted to Arbcom.

I believe this is at the light end of what consensus supports, in reflection of the fact that you have been here a long time with a clean block record. Guy (Help!) 11:20, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Anupam, I think that Guy has been very lenient with you and the restrictions imposed are indeed "at the light end of what consensus supports". And, frankly, I'm OK with his assumption of good faith in you. So, I'll offer you a bit of advice that I hope you will consider: rather than "taking a break for some time, in order to reflect on these issues", I would suggest instead that you heed the advice from Viriditas and spend some time WikiGnoming on some low profile, but much needed tasks such as open tasks or the others that he mentioned. That sort of activity might go a long way towards reestablishing the trust of the community. I most sincerely hope you have a nice day. Mojoworker (talk) 16:08, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

=Archive talkpage[edit]

Hi Anupam - your page is really long, please archive it or allow me to help you do it. - Youreallycan 16:39, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

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Revert at Arbcom[edit]

I have reverted your addition to another editors [14] statement box, please put statements in your own comment box. IRWolfie- (talk) 18:48, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Regarding Aelosoma![edit]

Hey man. I found your latest wikipedia page in the 'latest articles' section (you know - the special page). I was trying to help out by adding the stub notice. :) I did a bit of reading about guidelines and thought it might be helpful. Anyway, thanks for the welcome! Boweruk (talk) 20:54, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

A message of support[edit]

Hi Anupam,

You have done some sterling work on South Asian articles, which I believe is a subject area that is particularly under represented in Wikepedia. Keep up the good work.

--WALTHAM2 (talk) 10:13, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Exorcist in the 21st Century[edit]

Following this AfD, I have userfied the article to User:Anupam/The Exorcist in the 21st Century. Please do not return it to the mainspace without checking with me that the reasons for userfying have been overcome, so that it meets WP:Notability (films). If I do not respond promptly, try MichaelQSchmidt (talk) - I would happily accept his opinion. Failing that, you would need to go to WP:Deletion review. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 19:04, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

References[edit]

Please use high quality references per WP:MEDRS such as review articles or major textbooks. Note that review articles are NOT the same as peer reviewed articles. Cheers
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Can you review Kashmiri Pandit article Edits[edit]

Hi Anupam, Could you review the recent edits (& subsequent reverts) on the Kashmiri Pandit article. Your feedback & comments would be welcome. -Ambar (talk) 09:16, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Also have a draft of the Kashmiri Pandit article in my sandbox, & could use a review & some suggestions from you. -Ambar wiki (talk) 05:57, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
Namastey & Thanks for your recent edits and improvements to my Sandbox article on Kashmiri Pandits. Much Appreciated. I did already, a few weeks ago, did a quick read and a minor edit to the Haksar article that you created. Will spend some more time on it over the next week. In the meanwhile, do take a look at the page 'List of Kashmiri People'. Felt that it was in a mess and put it in alphabetical order. However, it is still in need of more citations and links. A review and some additions may help improve the article. & the answer to your question is Yes. :-> -Ambar wiki (talk) 18:27, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Article on Irreligion[edit]

I want to discuss your insistence on linking the article on Irreligion to the Christianity Portal. Please remove the link, because irreligion applies to all religions and only Christianity. I do not use a user account and do not like the edit wars subculture of the "wikipedians" so I urge you to "do the needful" and disassociate irreligion from Christianity, because frankly, it is not the only religion that those following irreligion reject. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.12.203.103 (talk) 18:39, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Ichthus: June 2012[edit]

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June 2012

Membership report[edit]

The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 331 active members. We would like to welcome User:Sanju87, User:Psalm84, User:Zegron, User:Jargon777, User:Calu2000, User:Gilderien, User:Ronallenus, Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

From the Editor[edit]

Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know what you think of the new departments, and if there are any other suggestions for departments you would like to see. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

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Church of the month[edit]

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by Berthold Werner
Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai

Vote for the project mascot[edit]

We had last month asked our members to help "bring into the fold" Wikipe-tan as the project's mascot. Voting will take place this month for which image we should adopt at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Outreach/Wikipe-tan. Please take a moment to review the images and vote for whichever is your favorite, or, if you so prefer, suggest an additional one.

By John Carter

DYK[edit]

  • ...that Anna of Kashin, a Russian medieval princess, was twice canonized as a holy protectress of women who suffer the loss of relatives?


Calendar[edit]

Thie coming month includes days dedicated to the honor of Beheading of John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, the Nativity of John the Baptist, and Saint Barnabas.

Featured content and GA report[edit]

Alec Douglas-Home recently achieved FA status. This picture, in the Church of the Month section, was recently promoted to Featured Picture status. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.

Wikimedia Foundation report[edit]

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Wikisource currently has many old texts available, most of them in the public domain. This is a potentially very valuable source for several things, including for instance links to Biblical verses, because we know that it will, basically, be around as long as we are.

By user:John Carter with inspiration from History2007

Christian art[edit]

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This section would include a rather large image of a specific work of art, with a link to the most directly relevant article.

Suggestion: Resurrection of Christ, an English 15th century Nottingham alabaster. Groups of painted relief panels were sold via dealers to churches on a budget , who had wood frameworks made to hold them locally. From a huge new donation of images from the Walters Art Museum to Commons, see


By Johnbod

Spotlight[edit]

A new WikiProject relating directly to Christian history is being developed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christian history. Also, a group specifically devoted to the Mennonites and other Anabaptists is now up and running at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Anabaptist work group. Anyone interested in assisting with the development of these groups and topics is more than welcome to do so.

By John Carter

I believe[edit]

... in the statements contained in the Nicene Creed. I believe that the Bible is one of the two defining bases for belief. The other is the Sacred tradition, which provides us with means of interpreting the Scriptures, as well as some teachings which have been handed on by God outside of the scriptures. I believe that the Magisterium has been empowered to fill this interpretative function. I believe that clerical celibacy is a rule that should generally be followed. I am a member of the Catholic Church.

By John Carter

Help requests[edit]

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I'm new at this and not really an editor. But for months my article improvements are being Stalked and deleted I believe by an evil editor - Bullmoosebell. Its editorial harrasment. It occured to me now, I'm being singled (for evil) out becasue of my Log user name too. The spirit says, "vindictive". — Preceding unsigned comment added by YahwehSaves (talkcontribs) 05:26, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

YahwehSaves (a.k.a. sockpuppet 75.79.31.20), you are not being singled-out by me, you are being analyzed by many editors and administrators because you continue to make make disruptive edits. You have been educated on the policies & guidelines and manual of style (to include use of an article's talk page "to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors") on numerous occasions. You've been warned, even blocked from editing for periods of time, because of your disruptive edits and choice to ignore the policies & guidelines and manual of style.
Additionally, you make shadowing edits without logging into your account, which is sockpuppeting (another violation), and that IP address has been punished previously as well.
You are not new. In more than 13 months of editing, rather than educating yourself on & adhering to the publications you've been provided, you've chosen to continue your disruptive edits, and even engaged in edit warring (another violation). Having done so, you've lost much credibility in the Wikipedia community.
Now, because you are being warned with punishment again and each of your edits are being scrutinized, you are taking this personal and displaying and offensive posture with insults (another violation). Research the publications you've been provided with, then follow the information provided. If you require further education, please see the principles of Wikipedia. Bullmoosebell (talk) 09:58, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

Do you not believe in archiving? — raekyt 05:52, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

How do I go About this?[edit]

The page List of scandals involving evangelical Christians has some serious issues, with a particular section of it concerning Jason Russell. An editor continually reverts my edits on certain issues and is not willing to engage me in conversation on the Talk Page List_of_scandals_involving_evangelical_Christians#Issues_with_the_Jason_Russell_Section. The info presented on the page is clearly erroneous and it seems the other editor is hell bent on keeping it. Since this page comes under the purview of Wikipedia: WikiProject_Christianity,how do I go about it and bring it towards the attention of relevant editors? I posted it on the notice board on project christianity and requested discussion on it. Is that enough?? I am asking this to you because I was introduced to project christianity by you, and I do not know who else to ask this to. Can you help? Sanju87 (talk) 15:19, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

The edit war continues[edit]

The changes and edits you made has been reverted, besides that the warring user removed the page needs attention notice posted by WP: X. I think the only logical course of action would be seeking WP: AN3 or conflict resolution? Sanju87 (talk) 05:15, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

To update, I requested a 3rd Party review yesterday from an editor listed in the editorial assistance page, I specifically made sure that he was an atheist who had an interest in religion, to ensure objectivity. The review has been posted on the Talk page Talk:List_of_scandals_involving_evangelical_Christians#Third-party_view. To his credit, the warring editor seems to have taken the review to heart and has made most of the necessary changes. Thanks for all the help you gave Anupam, I'm greatly indebted to you for your advice and your help. I'm planning to keep the page under watch though. Again!!Thank you!! Sanju87 (talk) 17:37, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Response[edit]

Hello User:Leucosticte, I saw your post here. Perhaps this subject might be what you're looking for? I hope this helps. With regards, AnupamTalk 03:51, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Wow! You just opened the door to a mother-lode of free entertainment. Thanks! 03:57, 25 June 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leucosticte (talkcontribs)

Your message[edit]

Hello Anupam, I've seen your message on my discussion page and I thank you very much for it. I hope we will see us again very soon (on the Project Christianity maybe) -- Arthuro38 (talk) 14:37, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

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Bhajan Sopori article[edit]

Have made some more edits and contributions to the Bhajan Sopori article. Trust it looks and feels much better now. Am planning to add an infobox and some images soon. Would appreciate some help on this one, as and when you have the time. -Ambar wiki (talk) 17:55, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Article for creation - Parwez Dewan[edit]

Have made a AfC on Parwez Dewan which is now pending review. May need some help in creating and infobox and uploading some images. -Ambar wiki (talk) 18:16, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Namastey Anuppam, the draft article is ready and can be viewed [Parvez Dewan AfC here] -Ambar wiki (talk) 18:59, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

MirrorLink - Article for Creation[edit]

Namastey, I have created another AfC MirrorLink. Kindly take some time to review and leave your comments. I am a little surprised that such a widely spoken about technology with numerous google search results is still not up at Wiki. Policies shouldn't become so intricate that they make the system slow & inefficient. Wonder which WP policy did I overlook this time. -Ambar wiki (talk) 14:26, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Abhay Sopori - New article created[edit]

Have created a new article on Abhay Sopori. Do take some time to pay it a visit and leave your comments on the talk page. Appreciate your support so far. Have a long list of India related articles that I plan to create (the list is about 200 long now & just the sheer lack of time causes frustration), but I will get to it eventually, with support from wikipedians. -Ambar wiki (talk) 19:12, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

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Ichthus: July 2012[edit]

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July 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 336 active members. We would like to welcome User:Emilymadcat, User:Toa Nidhiki05, User:DonutGuy, and User:RCNesland, Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

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Church of the month

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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Vote for the project mascot
We had last month asked our members to help "bring into the fold" Wikipe-tan as the project's mascot. Voting will take place this month for which image we should adopt at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Outreach/Wikipe-tan. Please take a moment to review the images and vote for whichever is your favorite, or, if you so prefer, suggest an additional one.

By John Carter

Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-July through mid-September) includes days dedicated to the honor of Mary Magdalene, James, son of Zebedee, Ignatius Loyola, Saint Dominic, Joseph of Arimathea, and the Transfiguration of Jesus.

Featured content and GA report
Grade I listed churches in Cheshire was recently promoted to Featured List status. This picture was recently promoted to Featured Picture status. Bartolome de las Casas and Edmund the Martyr were promoted to GA level this past month. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.


Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikibooks welcomes the development of textbooks of all kinds, children's books, recipes, and other material. It currently has just under 2500 books, including several Wikijunior books for the 12 and under population. There is, at present, not even a book on Christianity. Anyone interested in helping develop such a textbook is more than welcome to do so.

By John Carter

Christian art

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The portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger.

By John Carter

Spotlight
A new WikiProject relating directly to Christian history is being developed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christian history. Anyone interested in assisting with the development of these groups and topics is more than welcome to do so.

By John Carter

I believe
... in the tradition of Thomas the Apostle, Mar Addai, and Saint Bartholomew. I believe that Jesus had two essences (or natures), human and divine, unmingled, that are everlastingly united in one personality. I am a member of the Assyrian Church of the East.

By John Carter


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Barnstar[edit]

  • Hi, Anupam Though there are unjust rules or behaviours, but there is justice too.
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An appreciation barnstar in recognition of your all past and for future work on Wikipedia. Justice007 (talk) 15:43, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

P.K. Kaul is now improved[edit]

I've recently improved the P.K. Kaul article, created sections on career and personal life and included the infobox there. Have also added the citations to the page with as many references as I could come up with in a day. It'd be nice to get some feedback and inputs / edits to the article. Please try and leave your comments on the talk page. -Ambar (talk) 03:04, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Hamari Boli = Hindi-Urdu Reinvented![edit]

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Sincerest gratitude for your invaluable contributions to Hindi-Urdu related articles on English Wikipedia. Forever indebted to you -and wikipedia of course- for telling it like it is.. Amazing how you never gave up and went thru all the troubles dealing with zealots. Bravo! You're one of the inspirations that led to the genesis of http://www.HamariBoli.com . Bohat Bohat Shukria! edge.walker (talk) 22:18, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Another Barnstar for you[edit]

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Thank you, Anupam, for all you support and help on the biography related articles that I have created. Your contributions, specially to India related articles with a focus on Kashmir are noted and admired. Look forward to much more such support and cooperation in the coming times.Ambar (talk) 13:31, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity August 2012 newsletter[edit]

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August 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 341 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:David_FLXD, User:Alexsbecker, User:Penguin 236, User:Gugi001, User:John D. Rockerduck, and User:Margaret9mary. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
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Church of the month

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Frauenkirche (Church of Our Blessed Lady) in Munich, taken from the tower of St. Peter's Church


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. As biographies are often a bit easier, this month we are choosing two biographies: Karl Behm, which has yet to be started, and the currently Stub-class article Nerses IV the Gracious. A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-August through mid-September) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bartholomew the Apostle, Nativity of Mary, and the Exaltation of the Cross.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, William de Chesney (sheriff), Knights of Columbus, and Angelus Silesius were promoted to GA level. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.


Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikinews is our sister site for developing news stories. Several events relating to Christianity, like the installation of bishops for instance, do not necessarily merit extensive coverage in wikipedia encyclopedic articles, but can and easily could be covered at greater length in a news article format. Given the number of significant news events that relate to religion, including claims of miracles, assignment of bishops and other religious leaders, church conferences, and other events, this site provides an excellent opportunity to provide in-depth coverage of current events at greater length than wikipedia.


Christian art

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Christ Crucified by Diego Velazquez.


Spotlight

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One of our newer editors, User:David_FLXD, has recently gone through much of our content related to Methodism and assessed it. We are very grateful for his efforts, and that of all the editors who have had a role in developing that content. We have every reason to believe that this will make it significantly easier for the Methodism work group to create and develop content relevant to Methodism. To help that along, we certainly encourage everyone to do what they can to help David and the other Methodism editors to bring the content relevant to their tradition to the highest possible level of quality.


I believe
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The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

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  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
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WikiProject Christianity September 2012 newsletter[edit]

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September 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 344 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Floating Boat, User:Dewey420, and User:Jpacobb. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


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Church of the month

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The Chapel of Keble College, Oxford


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. Last month's challenge articles were Karl Beth and Nerses IV the Gracious. Both articles are currently candidates for the DYK section of the main page. This month's challenge articles are the Stub-class article James Hastings and the not yet started Rudolf Sohm, A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-September through mid-October) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of the Martyrs of Korea, Saint Matthew, Vincent de Paul, Michaelmas, Saint Jerome, Theresa of Lisieux, the Feast of the Guardian Angels, Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Rosary, and Teresa of Avila.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Albertus Soegijapranata, and Reginald Heber were promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Greater Manchester was promoted to Featured List, and Jackie Hudson, Joyce Kilmer, Divine command theory, Bosa of York and Argument from morality were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Church of Saint Benoit, Istanbul, All Saints Church, Hollingbourne, Neustädter Kirche, Hannover, St Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Albert Ndongmo, If We Are the Body, List of places of worship in Tonbridge and Malling, Kulubnarti church, All Saints Church, Ulcombe, Val-Saint-Lambert Abbey, Igny Abbey, Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Brăila, Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, Collegiate Church of San Gimignano, and St Matthew's Church, Burnley. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Wikimedia Foundation report

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As some of you may have seen, the Simple English Wikipedia has been experiencing some difficulties lately. This particular entity could be of great value to several individuals who are trying to learn English. As some of you who do speak foreign languages know, one of the most easily available, and, in general, useful learning aids for people is a text they know already, which allows them to focus on the specific words of the new language. Various recorded readings and translations of the Bible are among the best examples of this. Any efforts to try to enhance this vital means of informing a large segment of our readership is more than welcome. People interested in helping develop it are encouraged to leave a note regarding their specific articles of interest at the Christianity noticeboard. It would be wonderful if we could report some significant contributions to this sister site next month. And, of course, if we do have something to report, those involved would receive our greatest thanks.

Christian art

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The Guardian Angel by Pietro da Cortona.


Spotlight

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WikiProject Calvinism is one of our more important subprojects. It is specifically devoted to developing content relating to the Calvinist tradition, and the primary point for development of content relating to the Pilgrims, Presbyterians, Reformed churches, Congregational church, Reformed Baptists, and Low church. We definitely encourage everyone to do what they can to help this project develop the content relating to this extremely important Christian tradition.


I believe
... that human nature is insufficient for salvation, and the grace of God is required to do so. I believe that God has preordained who will and will not achieve salvation. I believe that Jesus's atonement was sufficient for the purposes for which it was done. I believe that God's grace is of such power that it can overcome any person's resistance. I believe that those whom God has chosen for salvation will, by the undeniable power of God, persevere in God's grace. I am a Calvinist.



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WikiProject Christianity October 2012 newsletter[edit]

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September 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 347 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Dplcrnj, User:Danmuz, User:Zigzig20s, and User:Jasonasosa. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

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Church of the month

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St. Paul's Church, Basel


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will be to develop content related to the Christmas season, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Contest of the month - Advent/Christmas content.

One of last month's challenge articles, Rudolf Sohm, has been substantially developed by User:Jack1956 and User:StAnselm. Our deepest thanks to both of them!!

Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-October through mid-November) includes All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day and major commemorations dedicated to the honor of the Ignatius of Antioch, Luke the Evangelist, Simon the Canaanite, Saint Jude, the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the beginning of the Nativity Fast, James of Jerusalem, Reformation Day, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Augustinian theodicy by User:ItsZippy was promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Merseyside by User:Peter I. Vardy was promoted to Featured List. The images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status. John Wheelwright by User:Sarnold17, Christmas Party (The Office) by User:Gen. Quon and If We Are the Body by User:Toa Nidhiki05, were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Craiova, by User:Biruitorul, Nerses IV the Gracious by User:John Carter, Church of St Candida and Holy Cross by User:BarretB, St Laurence's Church, Morland by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Mary's Church, Longfleet by User:Bermicourt, Chor von St. Bonifatius by User:Gerda Arendt, St Andrew's Church, Penrith by User:Peter I. Vardy, Holy Rosary Cathedral (Vancouver) by User:Bloom6132, Sacred Heart Cathedral (Kamloops) by User:Bloom6132, St Columba's Church, Warcop by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale by User:Peter I. Vardy, and W. E. Biederwolf by User:John Foxe. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Portrait of John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Spongie555. Thank you, Spongie!

Spotlight

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WikiProject Holidays/Christmas task force is the group whose purpose is to help develop the content related to the Christmas season, including Advent, New Year's, and related holidays. As many of us know, in several parts of the world, including the United States, the Christmas season is not only the time of one of the greatest holidays of the Christian liturgical year, but it is also the "make or break" time for many retailers, whose profitability for the year often depends on their success in this time of the giving of sometimes significantly expensive gifts. In other parts of the world, the winter solstice period and sometimes specifically Christmas itself means something that might surprise many Christians, like the Christmas in Japan, where Christmas is one of the times hotels receive the greatest number of, often unmarried, couples staying there for the night. The solstice season is also significant to several other religions. Many of these days are also legal holidays in several places. In Belarus, for instance, both the Western and Eastern Christmas commemorations are legal holidays. We would certainly welcome the members of this project to donate some of their time and talents in the upcoming months to improving this significant content.



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New medical organization[edit]

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I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new multinational non-profit organization we're forming at m:Wikimedia Medicine. Even if you don't want to be actively involved, any ideas you may have about our structure and aims would be very welcome on the project's talk page.

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Mass Edits to "United Methodist Church"[edit]

Hello, I'm Revmqo. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to United Methodist Church because it didn't appear constructive. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks!

Were you drinking and editing? Why undo over a year of faithful edits by other contributors with not so much as a discussion? Come on dude.--Revmqo (talk) 22:19, 19 November 2012 (UTC)


Your edits were clearly vandalism. Not a reversal of "edits which deleted a large chunk of information originally present in the article." You copied on older version of the article on top of the newer version. Looks to me like you have been warned and warned and warned and warned.... about your unhelpful edits. Stop making life difficult. If you want to change things in the article, make reasoned edits. If you look closely, you removed edits that YOU previously argued to insert. This leads me to believe that you are either dishonest, or that you were drinking and editing. Come on.--Revmqo (talk) 22:51, 19 November 2012 (UTC)


There are no exorcisms performed in the United Methodist Church. It isn't a practice of the denomination. The World Almanac isn't really a reliable source for theological practices.--Revmqo (talk) 01:42, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.. The relevant section is here. Blackmane (talk) 23:46, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity October 2012 newsletter[edit]

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November 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 349 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Hayayika and User:Pikachu Bros.. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

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Church of the month

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Saint-Augustin, Paris by User:Saffron Blaze

Recently promoted to Featured Image. Great work!


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will continue with the Christmas theme, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in discussion at the Christianity noticeboard.


Calendar
This coming month (mid-November through mid-December) includes the Advent season. Other major feasts are those of Margaret of Scotland, Matthew the Evangelist, Hilda of Whitby, Elizabeth of Hungary, Edmund the Martyr, the Presentation of Mary, Saint Cecilia, Clement of Rome, Catherine of Alexandria, Andrew the Apostle, Francis Xavier, Saint Barbara, John Damascene, Nicholas of Myra, Saint Ambrose of Milan, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lucy of Syracuse, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych by, among others, User:Truthkeeper88, User:Ceoil, and User:Kafka Liz and Mitt Romney by User:Wasted Time R were promoted to FA. List of 2000s Christian Songs number ones by User:Toa Nidhiki05 was promoted to Featured List. The two images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status, as were these two images of Michelangelo's Pieta Michelangelo's Pieta 5450 cropncleaned edit.jpg and of Giovanni Bellini's Saint Francis in the Desert Giovanni Bellini - Saint Francis in the Desert - Google Art Project.jpg. Derek Webb by User: Pepsi2786 and others, and Scipione Piattoli by User:Piotrus were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Archdiocese of Râmnic, by User:Biruitorul, Diocese of Caransebeş by User:Biruitorul, Wythburn Church by User:Peter I. Vardy, St. Gumbertus, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, St. Johannis, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, Nikollë Bojaxhiu by User:ZjarriRrethues, All Saints Church, Lydd by User:Dr. Blofeld, User:Rosiestep, User:Gilderien, and User:Ipigott collectively, St Mary's Church, Acton Burnell by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Eata's Church, Atcham by User:Peter I. Vardy, Nativity of St. John the Baptist Church, Piatra Neamț by User:Biruitorul, Anna Schäffer by User:Shii, List of Archbishops of Vancouver by User: Bloom6132, James Francis Carney by User:Bloom6132, St Luke's Church, Chelsea by User:PKM and User:Johnbod, Gregory Orologas by User:Alexikoua, Ambrosios Pleianthidis by User:Alexikoua, and St Giles' Church, Barrow, by User:Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Three scenes of the legend of the Miraculous Sacrament, in which communion wafers were reported to bleed after being stabbed, in the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, Brussels by Jean-Baptiste Capronnier.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Alvesgaspar. Thank you, Alvesgaspar!

Spotlight

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The core topics work group is the group whose specific purpose is to help identify and develop those articles which are of greatest importance to an overall understanding of the broad subject of Christianity, based on what is included in the core topics list. These articles include some of specific churches and individuals, history, philosophical and theological matters, and more. We have had some recent discussion regarding which articles should be included in this list, and it probably makes sense to revisit the selections, and try to figure out how best to work to make them high quality articles. Discussion is beginning at WT:X regarding these matters, and all input is welcome.



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Interesting History[edit]

Strange enough, I'm not the only one who has a poor opinion of your conduct on WP. Next time you make the claim that "I try to be polite to all users I interact with on Wikipedia. I believe it's best to act respectfully to others and feel it is my responsibility as a Christian. I've been open to a fair discussion with a real possibility for compromise from the beginning with you.," maybe you should read this http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents&oldid=491570788#User:Viriditas_and_User:Anupam!--Revmqo (talk) 04:05, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving[edit]

Viriditas (talk) 04:27, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

Hi, Anupam. It is very difficult for editors to leave messages on this page due to its size, which is currently at 595,947 bytes. Is it OK if I help archive your talk pre-2012? Thanks in advance. Viriditas (talk) 23:58, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Please read Help:Archiving a talk page. Viriditas (talk) 00:47, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

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Reliable source[edit]

Barnstar[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar, it was a pleasant surprise. I have been working on some articles relating to India history over the last few weeks. It has been quite difficult but very interesting.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 14:53, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - December 2012[edit]

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December 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 350 active members. We would like to welcome our newest member, User:Harishrawat11. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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This image of The Baptistry of Saint John in Pisa by User:NotFromUtrecht

was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
As I imagine many of our editors will be editing at a greatly reduced level for the next few weeks, what with the Christmas and New Year's holidays coming, there is no specific content-related contest this month. The contest, if anything, is to make the most of the season, in whatever way, if any, you deem appropriate.


Calendar
This coming month (mid-December through mid-January) includes the Advent season, and one of the two greatest holidays of the Christian year, Christmas. Other major feasts in the next month include those of the Feast of the Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Saint Stephen, Thomas the Apostle, Holy Innocents, John the Evangelist, Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great, Saint Genevieve, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Saint Sava.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Anne Hutchinson nominated by User:Sarnold17 was promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Lancashire by User:Peter I. Vardy was promoted to Featured List. The image in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status. Come to the Well by User:Toa Nidhiki05 and others, and Dwight Christmas by User:Gen. Quon and others were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include King's Chapel, Gibraltar, by User:Prioryman, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany, New York) by User:Daniel Case, Tingsted Church by User:Ipigott and User:Rosiestep, St. Mary's Church (Albany, New York) by User:Daniel Case, Stubbekøbing Church by User:Ipigott and User:Rosiestep, Notre Dame Cathedral (Phnom Penh) by User:Bloom6132, and St. James' Church, Cardington by User:Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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The nave of the Parish Church of Urtijëi. This image was created by User:Moroderen. Thank you, Moroderen!

Spotlight

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In the spirit of Christmas, the spotlight for the coming month might actually best be on those people closest to you. We know that a lot of our editors here are associated in some way or another with schools, and many if not most of them are going on rather extended breaks for the holidays. This can give some of us a chance to meet up with old friends, spend time with our families and those close to us, and, in a sense, "recharge" for the new year. So, for all of you who are in some way part of that group, we wish you the very best of holidays. We hope you all return to editing after the holidays with your spirits lifted and with your energies at peak level. There are some small matters in development here as well, and it is our hope that some of them will be ready come the next newsletter. But, until then, we wish you all the happiest and holiest (if appropriate) holidays.


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Mujeeb Zafar Anwar Hameedi[edit]

As part of the AfD for Mujeeb Zafar Anwar Hameedi you indicated that you found a number of sources in Urdu. Could you provide those sources? -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 13:27, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Google translate interprets that as
Karachi (APP) Siraj aldulh Government Degree College (Morning) Prof. Dr. Mujeeb Zafar Anwar Hameed's on the Internet Wikipedia editions of his Urdu and English have. History of Wikipedia from a Pakistani teacher Iftikhar and the writer has for the first time. Prof Mujeeb Zafar Hameed Pakistan's first children's writer to produce articles which Wikipedia editors over two thousand different languages ​​by a team of experts and editors over articles concerning your page included in the rankings of the articles can be seen at the end and Yahoo search engine by typing in their name can also be searched. still be a writer is still alive east
That does not appear to be in any measure significant coverage by third party sources about the subject. It is, as far as I can translate the Google translate a WP:CIRCULAR commentary stating that you can use Wikipedia to boost your internet presence. So if that is the best third party Urdu source, then we have indeed done the right thing in deleting the article as not meeting the basic stand alone article criteria. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 17:42, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Hi mentor RedPen, realy the article to delete was not the right thing, as I am familiar of the subject's of the area, he is well notable, though there are not much sources but this in Urdu has significant coverage and God's name how you can reject that one?. There are more sources in the daliy Jang, but problem is that the pages do not appear.Thanks. Justice007 (talk) 18:25, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Within Wikipedia, any claims of notability MUST include significant coverage by third party sources. Any claims without such third party coverage are just blowing hot wind. During and before the AfD process there were many calls to present actual significant coverage by reliable third parties and none was presented. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 18:39, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
You did not answer about mentioned sources above, that were presented during the AfD process.Please comment about sources.Justice007 (talk) 18:45, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Would you comment.[edit]

Thank you[edit]

Thank you, may Jesus bless you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goose friend (talkcontribs) 03:15, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Rain check[edit]

Hello, I'm Gareth Griffith-Jones. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Rain check because it is incorrect.
If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page.
Reverted to revision 518859988 by Bkonrad: Ignorance of meaning of the word 'cheque'. It is influenced by exchequer, from Old French eschequier. Cheers! –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard| 10:40, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Katrina Kaif issue[edit]

I have started a conversation at Talk:Katrina_Kaif#Two_versions_of_her_history. Can you and this other editor please discuss there? Just reverting each other is not helpful to the readers, and is agitating me as well. BollyJeff | talk 13:37, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - January 2013[edit]

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January 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 354 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Alliereborn, Iselilja, Peterkp, and Sosthenes12. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

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By John Carter


Church of the month

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This image of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia by User:Poco a poco

was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, the image in the "Church of the Month" section of this newsletter was promoted to Featured Image status.

Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 by Gerda Arendt and others, Teuruarii IV by Lemurbaby, KAVEBEAR and others, and Peace on Earth (Casting Crowns album) by Toa Nidhiki05 and others, were all promoted to GA status.

Also this past month, the DYKs on the main page included St James' Church, Cardington by Peter I. Vardy, Bishop's Palace, Kraków by Poeticbent, Kippinge Church by Ipigott and Rosiestep, Trinitatis Church, also by Ipigott and Rosiestep, Steindamm Church by Olessi, St Laurence's Church, Church Stretton by Peter I. Vardy, Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora, by Peter I. Vardy, Sonrise Church, by Aboutmovies, St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Albany, New York), by Daniel Case, All Saints Church, Claverley, by Peter I. Vardy, and Church of the Holy Virgin Mary of Lourdes, by Poeticbent. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
This image was created by User:Dcoetzee. Thank you, Dcoetzee!

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Syriac Christianity work group. The scope of this project includes the various traditions of Syriac Christianity, including the Assyrian Church of the East, Ancient Church of the East, Church of the East, Syriac Orthodox Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Syriac Catholic Church, Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, and Saint Thomas Christians. One of these groups, the Assyrian Church of the East, is considered by scholars to have probably been, for several hundred years, the largest Christian grouping in the planet, with its numerous members in Central Asia and Eastern Asia. Numerous texts, traditions, and practices unique to these groups exist, including the Jesus Sutras and the belief of the Assyrian Church of the East that the bread they use in the preparation of their Eucharist uses the same basic yeast as that used in the bread of the Last Supper itself. Sadly, given the linguistic barriers to much of the content relative to these groups, and the comparative lack of notoriety they have in the Western world, much of this content does receive less attenion, and thus less development, than much other content. There is a large amount of extremely valuable historical material here still waiting to be adequately developed by editors with an interest in the topic, and I personally very much hope that we can draw more attention to these topics, and the content related to them.

By John Carter


Calendar
This coming month (mid-January through mid-February) includes The Presentation of Christ in the Temple or Candlemas and the Conversion of Paul. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Saint Agnes, Saint Francis de Sales, Saints Timothy and Titus, Thomas Aquinas, John Bosco, Saint Agatha, Paul Miki, [{Saint Scholastica]], and Saint Anskar.


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Thank re re Barnstar and NPOV[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar. On Sunday when I have time I think we should try to state the issue clearly and get an RFC. NBeale (talk) 21:51, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Hey take some beer and enjoy wikipedia! --User:Priyanku.PhukanPriyanku.Phukan (Talk) 07:02, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter April 2013[edit]

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April 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 357 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Thomas Cranmer, Mr.Oglesby, and Sneha Priscilla. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

We apologise for the hiatus in the publication of this newsletter due to unforseen circumstances leading to the wikibreak of John Carter, and so I have taken over as acting editor, and have taken this opportunity to move the publication date to the start of each month as planned, to better reflect on the previous month and look ahead to the next. This issue covers the period of time from mid-January to the end of March.

Since the last issue we have seen the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis. This has received much coverage both in the world media and on Wikipedia. While there is still much work to do, several quality articles have been written and the editors involved are thanked for their efforts.


This month we look ahead to Easter and the celebration of God's love for mankind through the crucifixion and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ. With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By Gilderien


Church of the month

Iglesia de San Ildefonso, Oporto, Portugal, 2012-05-09, DD 01.JPG

This image of the Church of Saint Ildefonso, Portugal by Poco a poco was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Grade I listed churches in Cumbria was promoted to Featured List status, thanks to Peter I. Vardy, and the image above of the Church of Saint Ildefonso was promoted to featured picture status.

Martin Luther King, Jr., by Khazar2, was promoted to GA status, as well Third Epistle of John by Cerebellum.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer by Peter I. Vardy; Marion Irvine by Giants2008; Margaret McKenna by Guerillero; Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity by Epeefleche; St Edith's Church, Eaton-under-Heywood by Peter I. Vardy; Vester Egesborg Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; Undløse Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St Martin's Church, Næstved by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St. Peter, Syburg by Gerda Arendt and Dr. Blofeld; Østre Porsgrunn Church by Strachkvas; Church of Our Saviour (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) by Nyttend; Dami Mission by Freikorp; Mechanicsburg Baptist Church by Nyttend; Acheiropoietos Monastery, by Proudbolsahye; T. Lawrason Riggs, by Gareth E Kegg; McColley's Chapel, by Mangoe; Oświęcim Chapel, by BurgererSF; Second Baptist Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio), by Nyttend; Church of the Holy Ghost, Tallinn, by Yakikaki; Old Stone Congregational Church, by Orladyl Heath Chapel, by Peter I. Vardy; St. Joseph's Church, Beijing, by Bloom6132; Church of St Bartholomew, Yeovilton, by Rodw; and St. Michael's Catholic Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) also by Nyttend. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Complete recording

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22, a cantata by the German composer J.S. Bach, was promoted to GA this month and was written by Gerda Arendt. Many thanks for her continuing work in the area of early 18th Century Church music.

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Jesus work group. The scope of this project includes the life and teachings of the central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ and aims to write about them in a non-denominational encylopædic style. Top-priority articles include Jesus, Christ, Resurrection of Jesus, and Holy Grail, whereas High-priority articles include Aramaic Language, a former FA, as well as Sermon on the Mount, Lamb of God, and Passion (Christianity). The workgroup has also published two books, covering Christ's final days and the Parables of Jesus. The workgroup has two GAs, Nativity scene, and Jesus in Islam, but unfortunately the flagship article, Jesus was delisted in 2009. It is also responsible for three WP:1.0 articles, and the WikiWork of the project is 4.56, which indicates the "average" article is between Start and C class.


By Gilderien


Calendar
This coming month (end-March through end-April) includes Easter Sunday in Western Christianity and both Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Saint George, Saint Mark the Evangelist, Saint Stanislaus, James, son of Zebedee, and Benedict the Moor.


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Cross necklace page[edit]

Hello, I've placed a deletion tag on the Cross necklace page (which I believe you created) because it seems that no reliable/credible citation can be found to support the claim that this is actually a properly recognised term. If you could add such a citation that would, of course, be grounds for removing the tag. Obscurasky (talk) 16:47, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Cross necklace[edit]

A tag has been placed on Cross necklace, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

no citation can be found to support the claim that Cross necklace is actually a recognised term

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (May 2013)[edit]

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Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 363 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Pleonic, MJWilliams1998, Iloilo Wanderer, Jkadavoor, Sir Ian and McBenjamin. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

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This month we hear the news that the Bible is to be made into a film after outstanding success of a biblical miniseries on the History Channel, and we have seen the release of Iraqi Pastor Ali Hamzah from his confinement in Iraq.

After last month's spotlight on the Jesus work group, the flagship article, Jesus, was nominated for Good Article status after much work from FutureTrillionaire and History2007, and provisionally passed by the reviewer, although they have requested a second opinion. Our many thanks for the hard work that has gone into restoring this article to a quality piece of work.

This month the second largest denomination of Christianity, the Eastern Orthodox Church, celebrates Easter and the death and resurrection of the Son of God Jesus Christ.

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Church of the month

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Wells Cathedral was this month promoted to GA status. Rodw has appealed for any help project members can give to improve this article for a FA nomination.


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. By John Carter


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Featured report; Madonna in the Church, by Ceoil, Truthkeeper88, and Johnbod was promoted to Featured Article status. Crucifixion and Last Judgement was promoted to featured picture status, after nomination by Crisco 1492.

Wells Cathedral, by Rodw, Robert of Ghent, by User:Ealdgyth, Christianity in Medieval Scotland, by Sabrebd, and Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, also by Sabrebd were promoted to GA status.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included Lectionary 311, by Leszek Jańczuk; Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn, by Gerda Arendt; Whalsay Parish Church, by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Dr. Blofeld; Interpretatio Christiana, by Altenmann; First Congregational Church, Salt Lake City, by Orlady; Church of King Charles the Martyr, Royal Tunbridge Wells, by The C of E; First Church in Albany (Reformed), by Daniel Case; Pope Anastasius II, by AbstractIllusions; Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Palma, by Dr. Blofeld, Ipigott, Rosiestep; Colan Church, by Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Ipigott; Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete, Bloom6132, Church of St. Wenceslaus (New Prague, Minnesota), by Elkman; St. Joseph Catholic Church (San Antonio, Texas), by Gilliam; Doubting Thomas, by Johnbod; Robert of Ghent, by Ealdgyth; and Holy Trinity Church, Holdgate, by Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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This depiction of the Crucifixion and Last Judgement was painted by Dutch artist Jan van Eyck and promoted to Featured Picture this month.

Spotlight

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SPOTLIGHT

This month, we turn our attention to the Encyclopedic articles sub-group, which aims to provide "a collection point for lists of articles contained in other reference sources relating to Christianity, which could serve as a basis for developing our own content". Created by John Carter, it is primarily a list of links, red or otherwise, for subjects which have an article in the reference works listed therein. This serves as a very useful list if any project members are "stuck for what to do" and there remains lots of potential for articles developed from this list.

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (June 2013)[edit]

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June 2013

From the Editor

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Since its formation in 2006, WikiProject Christianity has come a long way. A significant number of new articles have appeared on a wide range of topics, and the quality of some key articles has seen dramatic improvement. Yet, by the very nature of the open, crowd-sourced development environment in which we operate, as the number of pages in the project has increased at times our attention has been naturally diluted. We should of course strive for quality everywhere, but we should remember that this newsletter is called Ichthus.

Starting this month we will start a "Focus on" series, where we will try to "bring Jesus back" and focus on him. For five consecutive issues we will focus on one aspect of the study of Jesus. The goal of this series is to inform our members of what the project contains and highlight those articles which have reached quality and stability.

From this month until November we will focus on the historical Jesus, a topic which has been the subject of much discussion on article talk pages, as well as the general media. This is an important topic, and we have a good set of well referenced articles on that now. Then, starting in December we will focus on Christ, and the spiritual and theological elements that the title entails. Following that the review of the life and ministry of Jesus in the New Testament, his miracles, and parables will take place. And each month the "Bookshelf" will mention a book that fits the theme of the month.

We hope you will enjoy this journey as we present a new aspect of Jesus each month. And given that as the number of project pages increases, the ratio of those watching the pages declines, we hope that more of you will watch some of these central pages that help define this project.

Church of the month

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The current building of All Saints' Church, Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire, England which was completed in 1888, is at least the third version of the church, which dates back to at least the early 13th century.

Good articles and DYKs
The article Jesus received the good article mark last month, as did Cleeve Abbey. A number of churches were featured on the main page in the DYK section in May, namely St. Lamberti, Hildesheim, Karja church, Braaby Church, St Patrick's Liverpool, Vlah Church, Freerslev Church, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Mata-Utu, St. Michael's Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska), St. Lamberti, Hildesheim, Karja church, Braaby Church, St. Pierre Cathedral, Saint-Pierre, Mont Saint Michel Abbey, St Patrick's Church, Liverpool, Vlah Church, St Catherine of Siena Church, Cocking, Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, Roholte Church, Notre Dame Cathedral, Taiohae, Leicester Abbey, Caracas Cathedral, Caldey Abbey, King's Mead Priory, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Hong Kong) andAll Saints' Church, Winthorpe, as well as the hymn What Wondrous Love Is This.

Focus on...

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HISTORICAL JESUS

Did Jesus exist? Did he walk the streets of Jerusalem? The Historicity of Jesus article answers these questions with a firm affirmative. Historicity does not discuss if Jesus walked on water, but if he walked at all. The issue was the subject of scholarly debate before the end of last century, but the academic debate is almost over now. As the article discusses, virtually all academic opposition to the existence of Jesus has evaporated away now and scholars see it as a concluded issue. The discussion is now just among mostly self-published non-academics.

In 2011 John Dickson tweeted that if anyone finds a professor of history who denies that Jesus lived,he would eat a page of his Bible (Matthew 1 he said). Dickson's Bible is still safe.

The article discusses the ancient sources that relate to Jesus and how they fit together to establish that he existed. The evidence for Jesus is not just based on the Christian gospels, but by inter-relating them with non-Christian sources, and the fact that they all "fit together". Moreover, the existence of Jesus is not supported just by Christian scholars and in recent years the detailed knowledge of Jewish scholars and their discoveries (e.g. Shlomo Pines' discovery of the Syriac Josephus) has proven highly beneficial. We encourage you to read and follow the article, for the existence of Jesus is central to the existence of Christianity.

From the bookshelf

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Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence by Robert Van Voorst, 2000 ISBN 0-8028-4368-9

Just a few years after its publication, Van Voorst's book has become the standard comprehensive text for the discussion of ancient sources that relate to Jesus and his historicity. This detailed yet really readable book has received wide ranging endorsements - Blomberg and Harris separately referring to it as the most comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Did you know...

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  • ... that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the initials "S. D. G.", for Soli Deo Gloria, at the beginning and end of all his church compositions to give God credit for the work, and that Handel at times did the same?

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The coming month includes days dedicated to the honor of Beheading of John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, the Nativity of John the Baptist, and Saint Barnabas.


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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (July 2013)[edit]

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July 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the July 2013 issue of Ichthus. We focus on the chronology of Jesus, as well as looking back at the project content improved over the last month.

WP:X has gained another Featured Article, Gospel of the Ebionites, by Ignocrates. The Gospel of the Ebionites is the name scholars give to an apocryphal gospel that supposedly belonged to a sect known as the Ebionites. It consists of seven short quotations discovered in a heresiology known as the Panarion, written by Epiphanius of Salamis, and its original title remains unknown. The text is a gospel harmony composed in Greek, and is believed to have been written during the middle of the 2nd century.

St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn was promoted to Good Article status, as was two other welsh churches, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, and St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch.

The main page also featured several DYK hooks for articles in our project, namely Bob Fu, List of places of worship in Tandridge (district), Catholic Press, Garendon Abbey, St. John's Episcopal Church (Jersey City, New Jersey), Pargev Martirosyan, Praskvica Monastery, Heather Preceptory, St. Augustin, Coburg, Longleat Priory, St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, Christianization of Moravia, Christianization of Bohemia, Repton Abbey, St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch, Medingen Abbey, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, St. James on-the-Lines, and Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch.

Church of the month

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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery is part of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev in Ukraine. It is a functioning monastery that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 367 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Newchildrenofthealmighty, Evenssteven, Kerna96, and FutureTrillionaire. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


Focus on...

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HISTORICAL JESUS

When did Jesus live? When did he die? How do we know? We do, in fact, have excellent information about the time intervals for the life and death of Jesus. As in other people who lived and died in the first century, this gives an approximate date range, but still, give or take 3-4 years and we have pretty good estimates confirmed by a number of really diverse sources, ranging from inscriptions in Delphi to Roman and Jewish sources. The Chronology of Jesus article discusses how a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and Roman sources are used to establish the time-frame for the life and death of Jesus.

And all of his data fits together. For instance, the chronology of Paul had been discussed based on the Book of Acts long ago, then the Delphi Inscription is found in the 20th century in the Temple of Apollo. And guess what.. it confirms it and totally dates his trial in Corinth, which helps reaffirm the date of the crucifixion of Jesus. The same date range is independently estimated from the writings of Josephus on the Baptist's death. And it fits Isaac Newton's astronomical models for the crucifixion date as well as the independent lunar calculations of Humphreys. As that article shows, all these dates just fit together.

From the bookshelf

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Chronos, kairos, Christos: nativity and chronological studies edited by J. Vardaman, E. M. Yamauchi 1989 ISBN 0-931464-50-1

This two volume book (with a very apt title) is gem-filled with scholarly research. Paul Maier's article in the first volume is a classic study on the chronology of Jesus and provides a useful summary of a number of issues.

Did you know...

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August 2013 WikiProject Christianity Newsletter[edit]

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August 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the August 2013 issue of the WikiProject Christianity newsletter. We focus on the historical Jesus and reflect on the last month.

The project has another featured picture, The ruins of Holyrood Chapel, a digitisation of an oil-on-canvas painting. Our top-importance article, Jesus, has been nominated for Featured Article status, the discussion can be seen here; Knights of Colombus has also been nominated as a FAC.

Ecgbert (bishop) and Church architecture in Scotland have both this month achieved Good Article status.

Our project had several of its articles featured in the main page DYK section, including Hinckley Priory, Little Chapel, St Peter's Church, Ropsley, Chip Ingram, St John the Evangelist's Church, Corby Glen, Great George Street Congregational Church, St Mary's Church, Walton-on-the-Hill and Bunge church.

Our thanks go to all of those who have worked to achieve these article milestones.

Church of the month

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This image, of Maillezais Cathedral and created by Selbymay was this month promoted to featured picture status.

Membership report
We would like to welcome our newest members, Thechristophermorris, Psmidi and Jchthys. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

Focus on...

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What was Jesus like? What did he preach? Did he claim to be the Messiah? Did he predict an apocalypse? What can we know about him outside a religious context? The Historical Jesus article discusses what can be known about Jesus with various degrees of probability. While scholars agree on the over all flow and outline of Jesus' life (his baptism by John, debated Jewish authorities, healings, and his crucifixion by Pilate) they have built various and diverging portraits of the rest of his life. These range from minimalist portraits that accept very little of the gospel accounts to maximalists who accept most of the accounts as historical.

The portraits of Jesus have at times been unwitting reflections of the researchers themselves, and Crossan once quipped that some authors "do autobiography and call it biography". However, the study of historical Jesus has made one thing clear: there is so much to learn about Jesus that the more one looks, the more there is to discover.

From the bookshelf

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Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian's Account of His Life and Teaching by Maurice Casey 2010 ISBN 0-567-64517-7

In this book Maurice Casey not only draws on his special expertise in the Aramaic traditions and the Q source, but provides a comprehensive review of the various approaches to the historical Jesus.

Did you know...

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Article for Deletion/Keeping[edit]

Hey Anupam,

Long time no see. I thought you may be interested in a new article that is quite controversial. Unscientific claims in religious scriptures. Some are considering deleting it and others keeping it. Want to provide your thoughts on it?--Ramos1990 (talk) 03:02, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

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Your BS Kenny Britt Edit Removal[edit]

He's not a ram, that was a rumor. All I changed was marking him as a free agent, which he is. Source: check any football site. any. My edit stands, and I'm going to remake it. Stop spreading misinformation.

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Alan Clark[edit]

Hi Anupam. First, congratulations on your dilligence in making extensive contributions to Wikipedia. Second, Alan Clark's infidelities were common knowledge in the UK during his lifetime, and interviewers sometimes pressed him on this matter. (There is a reference to his relationships with the Harknesses elsewhere in the article, and there are brief references to other such relationships in the diaries.) He never attempted to deny what he did. This aspect of his life is one of the things for which he is best remembered; I think that to make mention of his infidelities - especially after his death - comes well within the realm of what is accepted as fair comment within the North American and UK media.

In the strict legal sense, I don't think it's possible to defame the dead. It would be hard to write a meaningful account of the lives of Edward VII or the first Duke of Wellington without making a passing mention of their mistresses, and I think the same is true of Clark. If you think I've overlooked something please let me know. Kind regards, David H. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.100.245.61 (talk) 21:32, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

God's Not Dead (film)[edit]

If you want to participate in the inclusion and exclusion of information in the article, I don't believe it's too much to ask that you participate in the discussion going on on the talk page. Your justification of 'improper synthesis' is both false and not conducive to the production of a good article. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 04:22, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

You are grossly mischaracterizing what was said in the article in order to argue the point. There was no original research done, there was no synthesis of information, there was simply the presentation of a claim, several sources which support that claim, and several additional sources for good measure. You are reading too much into the edit. Please participate in discussion 'before' blanking sections of the article or making demands upon others to do so. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 04:32, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
You are continuing to grossly misrepresent what was claimed in the article, what is contained in the sources, and what wikipedia guidelines are regarding the issue. Read WP:SELFSOURCE, pay attention to the notability and credible expertise of the atheist source cited, please perform a careful re-reading of the claims in question and please try to make a case for original research instead of simply repeating the phrase. I have already responded to you on the article's talk page. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 05:03, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Inappropriate use of Twinkle[edit]

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Thanks for the Barnstar[edit]

Hi Anupam, Thank you for the barnstar. With best regards! --Ganesh Paudel (talk) 08:32, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

Hey Anupam, thanks for this wikilove dose :) I created the article as some preliminary work for a 10-hour Wikipedia:WikiProject Miró/Global Challenge wikipedia editing party that will take place this Saturday. You'll be most welcome to take part if it sounds appealing to you. Cheers! --ESM (talk) 22:30, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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Contradiction[edit]

You are contradicting yourself if you subscribe to two denominations at once. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.95.123.216 (talk) 07:56, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

John Taylor and your kind words[edit]

Thank you so much for reviewing John Taylor, and for stopping by my page and leaving such kind words. Clare. (talk) 11:42, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Atheism[edit]

Hi Anupam. Once upon a time you thanked me for an edit in the article atheism. Currently it seems to me that an editor is trying to bulldoze through the deletion of the entire section dealing with state atheism. You might like to review the talk page. Ozhistory (talk) 12:01, 23 May 2014 (UTC)\

Ah I see that you are already involved. Sorry. Ozhistory (talk) 12:13, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the anti-vandalism barnstar :-) I just wanted to let you know, the amount of vandalism made on South Asian related articles is extremely high. F.e, on the Pakistani people article it seems like a neverending story. It's very tiresome. (probably you know this all already)

LouisAragon (talk) 18:13, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Another thanks for the barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar, Anupam. Face-smile.svg Well I see you have enough discussions to start archiving. Should I archive some older discussions for you? Jim Carter (talk) 11:06, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Patriarch of Smyrna listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Notability tag on article Mazoni[edit]

Hi Anupam, i saw your notability tag on article i am creating, i want to inform you that i am working on the article and that this article is under major collaborative construction, its about a company that is rebranded and has been merged in january 2014, therefore its major challenge to find second party media links as of now, but i trying to find the good references and working on the article to make it better, i hope this clarifies any misunderstanding, so i request your to please reconsider your notability tag and give me time to bring the article in good light. thank you Salemandar (talk) 14:51, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

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Jane Somerville[edit]

Hi Anupam. To say Jane Somerville does not meet Notability is a real insult. Please refer to the talk page. Picknick99 (talk) 08:37, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Jane Somerville[edit]

Hi Anupam, please don't worry about it. I was maybe just being a little impatient myself. It's just that I had only just written the page and not yet inserted the references. It's just that I've had a few negative experiences on here and it's made me a bit defensive. To be honest, I welcome constructive criticism. If you have time you could maybe take a quick look at a couple of my others about which I've had some slights disagreements over notability and references. They are Kevin Howarth and Simon Rumley. But only if you want to, please don't feel obliged. Thanks Picknick99 (talk) 18:21, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments - Pakistan[edit]

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Hi Anupam!

Wiki Loves Monuments, the world's largest photography competition, will be taking place in Pakistan this September. The competition is all about capturing the cultural monuments and heritage sites of Pakistan and uploading these images on Commons to create an online repository which will be freely available to all.

Start taking photos of the sites enlisted here and upload them in September to be eligible for national and international prizes.

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Thanks[edit]

cheers for looking at the pages. Picknick99 (talk) 21:25, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: Barnstar/Freedom Planet[edit]

Thank you! I'm not sure how you found the article, though, as it's currently an orphan and video games don't seem to be one of your major areas of interest here. Tezero (talk) 02:45, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Citations in articles about competition reality TV shows[edit]

Hi. Regarding these edits: [16], [17], [18], can you offer your opinion in this discussion? It is sorely needed. Thank you. Nightscream (talk) 22:32, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Justin Bieber[edit]

Refresher on WP:BLP: "We must get the article right. Be very firm about the use of high-quality sources.... Biographies of living persons ("BLP"s) must be written conservatively and with regard for the subject's privacy. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a tabloid: it is not Wikipedia's job to be sensationalist, or to be the primary vehicle for the spread of titillating claims about people's lives..." Please don't add content that relies on rumor and hearsay. --NeilN talk to me 05:06, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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Iraqi People's Coalition[edit]

Thanks for deleting that. It was my bad - I thought I was just making an infobox template, and then once I realised what I'd done I was unsure how to mark it for speedy deletion. MrPenguin20 (talk) 10:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Page deletion[edit]

Hello

You recently messaged me saying that the page Founder Commodities meets the criteria for speedy deletion. I am sorry if it does and you may delete it if you want :/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sweetune (talkcontribs) 07:16, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: Page deletion[edit]

Thanks for the reply. I'll add some more sources and try to make it less advertise-y :D — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sweetune (talkcontribs) 07:26, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Hindu Kush[edit]

Salaam UserAnupam! Appreciate your concern. Simply, not a very frequent visitor, but enthusiastic about keeping the right thing up. Quick copy and paste from the Persian page of that same article, inadvertently left it that way. Though I took efforts to take the IPA character, surfing all the way to its page, to write the edit summary.

So I did not choose it intentionally. It is corrected though. The ball's in your court.

Cheers!

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New disclosure requirements[edit]

Hi Anupam! Just as a quick heads up, as I assume you wouldn't be aware of this yet and that it may relate to some of your editing, recently the Terms of Use for Wikimedia projects was updated to require paid editors to disclose their clients when making edits for which they expect to receive compensation. You have a couple of options as to how - you can do this through your user page, in the edit summaries, or on the article's talk page - but some form of disclosure is now required. - Bilby (talk) 02:24, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Dentzz Dental Deletion[edit]

Hey Anupam, I am writing an article about Dentzz Dental Clinics. It is about Dentzz Dental Clinics in India. As far as possible, I have tried to stick to wikipedia's guidelines for writing an article. However, there may be some discrepancies in it. Your help in making it adhere to wikipedia's guidelines will be highly appreciated. Request you to let me know what content in the article makes it promotional in nature so that I can remove it. --Gadhiaharsh (talk) 12:35, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Social Darwinism[edit]

Hi Anupam, I just added a discussion topic about the article Social Darwinism, and I thought you might be interested in expressing your opinion. I'd appreciate it.--Goose friend (talk) 02:07, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Pakistani Cultural Heritage - Edit Drive[edit]

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Top three contributors will be given a gift pack containing Wikipedia merchandise.

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Thank you![edit]

I just wanted to say thank you for the barnstar. It was very kind and much appreciated, and it's nice to see other people reading the articles I write! The Drover's Wife (talk) 07:31, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

I appreciate your welcome. HaleAgnes (talk) 05:03, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I appreciate your welcome. HaleAgnes (talk) 05:04, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

???[edit]

Reads like an advertisement??? Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps gives the bare-bones facts of a newborn organization. There is no attempt to sell anything, only to convey a bit of knowledge about the last of the currently active junior drum and bugle corps in North America to have an article in the Wikipedia. Yes, there may be issues with the article, but it is only a stub which still contains more accurate information than many new articles... As the organization ages and progresses, more information will be available to be added, and more references will be cited.

I had hardly posted this article and was searching for the appropriate stub tags, when you jumped in and tagged it for multiple offenses to your ideas of what is right and proper for inclusion in Wikipedia. I have now calmed down enough to refrain from throwing epithets in your direction, but come on... WikiProject Drum Corps was once a flourishing activity on Wikipedia, yet when people posted new articles only to have them almost instantly tagged and deleted for "lack of notability" and sundry other causes, several dozen editors became disenchanted departed Wikipedia in disgust. GWFrog (talk) 05:43, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

You, like several other are under the mistaken impression that Drum Corps International and the organizations that compete under its umbrella are one and the same. This is not now nor has never been the case, much as the teams within any athletic conference or sports league are independent from each other. Each drum corps is an independent organization, except for the four that sponsor more than one corps. Yes, I referred to the corps' webpage and to its Facebook page, but also to DCI, a separate entity, negating your argument that I have used only one source. I had fully expected to use an additional, independent source, but the articles I expected to see with mention of the corps have not yet been published and will be referenced as soon as available.GWFrog (talk) 07:27, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Jeffrey Travis[edit]

Thank you for reviewing Jeffrey Travis. As for the tags, I'm knew to wiki and not sure what they mean. Could you let me know how I can fix the page for them to be removed? Thank you Baxter1989 (talk) 07:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Dear Anupam, Many thanks for the barnstar. That's very nice of you. See you! -- CaTi0604 (talk) 07:38, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]


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Medical Translation Newsletter
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Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

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I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
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    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [21]

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To come
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Nomination of King Products for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Mechanical Plastics Corp. for deletion[edit]

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Thanks for the honest welcome. I was interested in this because of current political propaganda running in Sri Lanka. But myself is little bit worried though; I need to ask you that is there any vulnerability towards wikipedia editor, by revealing their real identity? If not it's my pleasure to continue editing through valuable sources. Regards--Kalakannija (talk) 20:33, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the moral support about Article Dr. Syed Shahzad Ali Najmi. --Nida Farooqi (talk) 12:36, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello from Peaceful Peaceful[edit]

Sir, What do you think about article Shahzad Ali Najmi will it be delete or will it be include in Wikipedia?--Peaceful Peaceful (talk) 15:47, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contributions to reach a consensus at LeBron James. —Bagumba (talk) 20:20, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Please don't remove dispute tags while the dispute is ongoing[edit]

It's extremely bad form to remove tags while a dispute is ongoing. Much worse when there's a conflict of interest as you have. Please restore it and don't remove it until we have resolved the concerns. --Ronz (talk) 00:35, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Information icon Please do not remove maintenance templates from pages on Wikipedia without resolving the problem that the template refers to, or giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your removal of this template does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Thank you. --Ronz (talk) 16:26, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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You are very good at getting others to appreciate you publicly. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  04:47, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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Aaron Silverman[edit]

With respect: I believe the advert and notability tags you have placed on the entry are inappropriate. I have provided my understanding re policy on the entry's Talk page. If you differ, please discuss. If upon consideration of the sources as provided by the cites and a review of their language and content you amend your first judgement, please revert. Thank you. AtomikWeasel (talk) 22:35, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Dear Anupam: I thank you for your thoughts on my Talk page. I feel that the present cites, given their content, quality, and specific content are sufficient for establishing notability and for the particular statements made in the entry. With your agreement, then, I will remove the templates – I'll note that though I feel the present cites are sufficient, I expect further information and further cites as well. I thank you for your comments, your congenial cooperation and discussion, and your commitment to WP. AtomikWeasel (talk) 23:44, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the Barnstar[edit]

Very appreciate your encouragement. JohnThorne (talk) 22:59, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

re barnstar[edit]

Thanks:)!!!!!!!:)--Old Time Music Fan (talk) 00:34, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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