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Welcome!

Hello, Arunram, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  - Mailer Diablo 20:59, 26 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Indian collaboration[edit]

Hi Arunram! I see you (just like me) are interested in an Indian Collaboration of the week. I have already started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Indian wikipedians' notice board. Feel free to air your views. There are many active Indians now, and we can start an Indian collaboration in a month or so, if they are interested. utcursch 07:34, Dec 30, 2004 (UTC)

Hi! I thought I'd ask you some things about INCOTW:

  • The section under Pruning says that a nomination needs 3 votes in 7 days, 6 votes in 14 days etc. The template at the bottom to nominate new articles however says it needs 5 votes in 7 days etc. Which is the correct figure?
  • When is the update cycle carried out? You added the INCOTW notice to Himalaya on Feb 08 2005, but the INCOTW page mentions that all vote tallies and nomination updates are done on Sundays. Should we treat Himalaya as a special case and give it an extra few days, or should we change Sundays to Tuesdays?
  • If a nomination fails to get its required votes, should it be immediately removed or should it wait until the next voting cycle (ie, the Sunday or Tuesday)? What is the recommended practice in updating INCOTW? Can anyone make edits to the page (like moving articles to /Removed etc)?

Thanks. -- Brhaspati 23:25, 2005 Feb 13 (UTC)

Ouch! I notice you added the Wikistress image recently. I hope I didn't have anything to do with it! Anyway, I thought a bit about the points I raised, and I'd like your opinion on the following:
  • A nomination needs 5 votes in the first week, and 3 additional votes every additional week to stay in the list.
  • Nominations that fail the criteria for two consecutive weeks may be removed.
  • All numbers and dates in the "needs X votes by date Y" message should be updated (if necessary) by anyone who votes for that nomination. (You don't have to vote in order to update the figures, but if you vote, you must check the dates and update if needed).
Thanks, and stay cool! -- Brhaspati 00:31, 2005 Feb 16 (UTC)

Getting Started[edit]

As you requested. :)

I saw your userpage. Indian Culture actually exists, but currently is known as Culture of India. Should I move it? The answer is that we don't have to. - We know that many people type many similiar terms that eventually come to one single article, and we mark the similiar terms to redirect themselves to the single article. For example, USA redirects itself to United States.

Creating your first redirect :

1. Click on Indian Culture.

2. Type #REDIRECT, add a space followed by [[Single article you want to redirect to]], which in this case is Culture of India.

3. Click 'Save Page'.

4. If done correctly, Indian Culture will redirect automatically.

Good luck for you Wikipedia:Collaboration of the week India, that's a good initiative! In fact, Wikipedia is what it is today because of Wikipedian's initiatives! For now, you may want to work around with articles relating to your interest first. Once you are familiar enough, you can start helping out with the Wikipedia 'frontline' such as cleanup, RC Patrol (for vandalism) and looking out for CopyVios.

- Mailer Diablo 23:05, 30 Dec 2004 (UTC)

2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_in_India[edit]

Hi, just wanted to trim so we can add some content instead of just linking to the official site. i must have cut some additional info as well which i have restored. Anyways, I have put up a single link in a new section. cheerio. pamri 07:30, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sure, will add major edits in the talk before doing it. The content you reverted, IMHO is more suited in the List of earthquakes article not that it's not useful. You can add a link to the article in see also. The content is coming alone just fine thanks to you, but we just need to ensure that one is not inundated with all information in just one page. pamri 16:22, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Project India[edit]

I'm sorry but it wont be possible this week as I have prior commitments. Go ahead with the project if you have to. Although I will be online, I will be free on Jan 31, and may take part if it is still running then. Till then best of luck with the project. PS. I saw that you watch Bangalore. I have just completed the Gangtok page, I think it would be great if you could update the infobox like I have done to Gangtok. Nichalp 10:05, Jan 21, 2005 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Hi, I don't think we will have any collaboration of the week after seeing the poor enthusiasm required for the 15 votes. Why dont to elevate a single article as a collaboration so that we can all work on the article right away? In this way we can really start the wheels moving. Nichalp 18:37, Feb 7, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion. It is done. My apologies for the delayed resonse to your suggestion. Please participate actively in the INCOTW. The current collboration is Himalaya Cheers Arunram 06:13, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Wikiportal/India[edit]

Hi, I agree that we need to add india notice board and current events to the portal page, esp. the notice board so that more people know about it. I will try to do that soon. I will also try to update the content on the portal, though we need to get a rough idea of how often should we go about doing it. cheers kaal 05:56, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. I do hope someday this would get updated on a daily basis. We have enough potential articles in all these topics to keep this going for more than year. The catch is that this page would need to point to articles that have good content and substance. In light of that, we first need to identify articles that would show up here and try and clean up / beef up the content of these potential articles. I am currently making a list of these articles in the talk page (todo). Please feel free to participate and add to this list.

Cheers Arunram 06:01, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I forgot to add. I currently think that the updates should be weekly till we mature the layout and create a pipeline of a dozen future issues. We also need to sign up some editors for each of these areas. Are you interested in any? Cheers Arunram 06:06, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

I really appreciate the barnstar. It's my first one - that makes even it more special. utcursch 04:39, Feb 15, 2005 (UTC)

In the news[edit]

Hi! I've added the Indian current events link to the In the news section on the main page of wikipedia. Nichalp 20:32, Feb 19, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks Nichalp, that was a good thought. I could nt add that myself since one needs sysop rights to do that. I am thinking that we must add photos to events to make them more interesting/appealing. ANyy other thoughts or ideas regarding India current events. Arunram 01:55, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the congrats[edit]

It's going to take awhile to get used to the admin provs and stuff, but I'm looking forward to learning :) Take care --Improv 06:10, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

A quick thanks for voting me to adminship. utcursch 08:01, Feb 23, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for work on Filmfare awards[edit]

Wikipedia scores with same-day updates on Filmfare awards. Thanks! Zora 07:31, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I was shell shocked to see so much content about the Filmfare awards. It is you. You have been creating content in this area meticulously. I came across this content while adding the awards to Indian current events. Congrats on your work! Arunram 07:34, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

cal[edit]

Yeah, I was reading the discussions when you messaged :) Nichalp 18:36, Mar 3, 2005 (UTC)

Reverted edits[edit]

Perhaps that kind of thing is more suited to Wikinews. Current events pages are not meant to be competing with other news sources. They are supposed to be a log of events. I maintain that Indian event of the day looks ugly on Indian current events page mainly because the event is arbitrarily chosen and picture seems to be forced onto the event. Pictures can be used on Current events pages but they should be small as Current events pages tend to be large just by text. They should also be included only if relevant to some event and located close to that event with an appropriate caption. Forced pictures seem ugly in my opinion. Also, I hope we can focus first on including more and more events and providing appropriate context to them rather than introducing templates which are hard to maintain. I am sorry if my reverts offended you. --Just my 2 cents -- Hemanshu 20:52, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

My responses to your observations. A) Wikinews reference: I am aware of Wikinews. I do not believe that India Event of the day conflicts with Wikinews. If it does, current events pages also do. The event of the day just gives a brief context to the key event. Does not go into elaborations, as does a news article. The event of the day highlights an event and does not talk about developing stories. IEOTD is still a log of events, but a smaller set, one per day. B) Arbitrariness of choice: I think the choices have been typically the headlines from most newspapers, provided they havent been developing stories or opinions. Cant see the arbitrariness. If you still think so, please suggest a way to remove the arbitrariness than IEOTD itself. C) Force fitting images: Give me an example of this. Trying to fit images to events also exposes the limited set of images in wikipedia for Indian content. This is food for thought and an opportunity for us to seek more images. Most personalities, locations do not have images. We need to better this. Infact editing current events exposes the limited Indian content in wikipedia. My edits surround the current events pages and the pages that dont exist. But do explain the force fitting part. D) Pictures should be small: How small is small is debatable. I am open to suggestions. What do you thing is reasonable? Pictures better traffic, than mere text. Pictures give a great deal of context for non Indian readers. Larger pictures dont matter technically (but may matter aesthetically) since the image anyway has to load irrespective of the display size. The images have all carried captions. Please see usage. E) Focus on content: I agree we need more events for some. You would have already seen my thrust on that. I thought I was adding too much for some of the days! F) Hard to maintain templates: Disagree here. I used a wonderful set of ideas from Featured pictured of the day. The templates for IEOTD are modelled on those. I find these very flexible and easy to use. Please see the archive page and you will concur. I can take you through these. Can we sync on IM? Closing thoughts: I continue to need your views (i value them greatly) and thoughts on my responses. I need your support and help on IEOTD. I surely seem to find way of bettering it to make it appeal to you and other wikipedia who may share your opinion. Best regards Arunram

Narendra Modi[edit]

I removed the quotes from the external affairs ministry as one they read like a news item and this is an encylopedic article and two they represent views of the government. Also the visa controversy occupies more space in the article than the rest of the stuff and looks like this is the only important thing to happen in his life, its just a small event which will be forgotten in a few days. Whether the US was right or wrong in rejecting the visa should be disscussed on a page regarding the law and not on this page. And the statement by Modi is just his POV and i will remove that. let me know ur views on this. I dont want a edit war happening over this. talk kaal 04:16, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I agree with you Kaal that there is very little else in the page. I agree we need to beef the page up otherwise. Given the sensitivity of the case and the nature of firm response from the Government of India and the bipartisan nature of the response, it is very important that these views are brought out if it is pertinent to mention that US denied the visa. If you would like to drop the US dropping the VISA all together, I am fine. Otherwise the offical views, Modis view and PMs view need to stay. Given the Indian government position one could also call the US position a POV, is nt it? Well all I care is to have Wikipedia present a balanced view, not a lop sided one. Let us not forget that the courts of law havent indicted Modi yet. Manmohan's view that the US should not make subjective judgement over an Indian constitutional authority is significant, considering that Modi is from the opposition. This is not a small issue, but a political storm that is brewing. The US move is also unprecedented and a significant one. I am in agreement on the need to beef up the article. Request your support in reaching a consensus. Regards Arunram 04:28, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
My problem with this whole issue is that this is being blown out of proportion as it is simply an issue of interpretation of a law that the US has by the US. It is for the US to take care of it. Anyway i have rewritten the said section to try and make it not read like an news article, but i dont think it is anywhere near good yet. I would rather see this section removed for now and added back later as a sentence or two once the issue is settled one way or the other. Right now it would lead to too much addition of all kinds of things being reported in the media which may or may not be true. If this needs an article it can be started as a seperate article as a current news article. Infact looking at the narendra modi article it looks like the visa controversy can be spun off as its own article. I am ok with that. If you r fine go ahead and remove the section from the article. Also please leave a message on my talk page as i might not be watching ur talk page. talk kaal 23:45, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Please don't become a missing Wikipedian! Cheers! --Just my 2 cents -- Hemanshu 10:16, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Missing?[edit]

Hey, Where has one of India's most important contributors vanished to? :)  =Nichalp (talkcontribs)= 20:28, Apr 17, 2005 (UTC)

Welcome back! --Just my 2 cents -- Hemanshu 02:33, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

Still missing?[edit]

Hi --> The Indian wikipedian assoc. is missing a valuable contributor.  =Nichalp (Talk)= 18:55, Jun 9, 2005 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Hello Arun, welcome back. We shall certainly have more interaction with each other. --Bhadani 15:01, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

Nice to have you back :) =Nichalp «Talk»= 19:06, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

Bombay Stock Exchange[edit]

WikiThanks.png Thank you for your contribution at Bombay Stock Exchange.
Please keep it up!!! - P R A D E E P Somani (talk)
Feel free to send me e-mail. have a look Indian subcontinent earthquakes list

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for creating Dharam Singh. --Just my 2 cents -- Hemanshu 17:57, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

refining new goals[edit]

who defines the Top level priority? looking at the history, it seems that you play a part. india's featured articles seem a little dry at the moment. there is a distinct lack of articles related to contemporary indian culture. what is there to show that india's culture is alive & kicking as opposed to stale & dead? even the page on mumbai shows little evidence of living culture. why isn't bollywood a Top level priority? i'd like the world to know more about modern india. for balance perhaps top priority show go to articles about; 'the changing attitudes to sex in india'. other Regional notice boards are more balanced. the irish are working on Father_Ted. the japanese on Education_in_Japan. U.S._Southern on Hurricane_Camille etc. what we need are more FAs that that would make an interesting Today's featured article. surely Top level priority should goto more articles with worldwide popular appeal to balance all the dry articles? Veej 15:30, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Greetings on India’s 57th Republic Day. --Bhadani 08:12, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Holi greetings. --Bhadani 07:45, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

IRC for India: #wikipedia-in[edit]

Please join this channel for India-related discussions. In case you need help to access IRC, please visit my IndianIRC page. --Andy123(talk) 22:25, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Portal:India/Back issues[edit]

Hello, you created two pages i.e. Portal:India/Back issues and Portal:India/Back issues/20050211. Do they any significance or should be deleted. Shyam (T/C) 14:55, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Bangalore meetup notice[edit]

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Bangalore Meetup
Meetup in planning
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Post-Tsunami relief operations[edit]

Please update the page on Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on Indiawith more thorough information on the relief operations conducted by the Indian Armed Forces:

Post-Tsunami relief operations —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 221.134.56.40 (talk) 13:52, 25 January 2007 (UTC).

Hi[edit]

Hi! Just saw you editing after a lo...ng gap! Welcome back. Be here, Wikipedia needs people like you. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 19:33, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi! No I am not in that wikicamp in Chennai. I am busy at work. How are you? We met at Bangalore, you remember?--Dwaipayan (talk) 19:56, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

INCOTW[edit]

You voted for Tata Steel, this week's Indian Collaboration of the Week. Please come and help it become a featured-standard article. - Aksi_great (talk) 19:36, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello Arun[edit]

Hi Arun, how are you. Remember we met at Wikicamp Chennai and talked about categorization/city wiki chapters. Arun I am looking for update on Wikicamp (how it went, snaps etc), is it shared on net. --Vjdchauhan 10:54, 28 February 2007 (UTC).

re:Hello[edit]

Hello Arun, Thanks for the message. It was nice meeting you at the wikicamp. Great to see you back in action here. Welcome back! Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 13:16, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Re:Spoken Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Anuram, Some time back you had asked whether there is a way to search for India-related audio recordings on Wikipedia. This utility may be what you are looking for. Do check it out. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 17:03, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Srimalolan.jpg[edit]

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Speedy deletion of FINSAS[edit]

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Hi you will notice, that in Afd for Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Yogeshwar_Dutt everyone voted unanimously voted keep. and that all olympians are deemed noteworthy. As per WP:ATHLETE. I see no reason why it was sent for Immediate delete. More so, you have mentioned in your nomination that "Probably systemic bias, being Indian" which was probably speculative and uncalled for. Respondents have also clearly indicated that they found easy evidences of notability on Google rather quickly (refer user GlassCobra's comment). Please do the necessary due diligence before you nominate deletes as an admin. There are well established norms that require all of us to follow. They save us all valuable time. In my case I am fairly familiar with Wikipedia process. I wonder how a new wikipedia contributor would have reacted to the delete nomination? It might have demotivated them. Best regards Arunram (talk) 03:55, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

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WP:IND Newsletter is back! It's been nearly a year since the last edition, but we hope to bring out issues on a more regular basis now. The India Wikiproject was set up to increasing coverage of India-related topics on Wikipedia, and over the past few months the focus has been on improving article quality. A number of the project's featured articles underwent featured article reviews over the past year. Of these, Darjeeling and Flag of India survived the review process, while the rest were demoted. During the same period, Gangtok, Harbhajan Singh, Darjeeling and Mysore were featured on the main page respectively on August 20, September 17, November 6 and December 29, 2009. Meanwhile, articles on topics as diverse as Political history of Mysore and Coorg (1565–1760), Marwari horse and Iravan were promoted as featured articles, and respectively appeared on the main page on March 25, May 17 and May 28, 2010. Consequently, the number of FA-class articles under the project's scope dropped from 67 in August 2009 to 63 in June 2010. The number of good articles, however, saw a more than 40% increase, from 91 to 130 during the same period, while the number of featured lists saw a 33% increase from 12 to 16.

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

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After a missed issue, the WP:IND newsletter is back on track to being a regular bimonthly feature. The Indian WikiProject has seen plenty of online and off-line action, both in English as well as other Indian languages, and we now have a bigger, better format that intends to feature content and news from the English as well as other Indian language Wikipedias.

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The date change vandal mentioned briefly in the previous issue made a reappearance when the range block on his IP range expired in September. Consequently the block was extended till September 2011.

In October there was a heated discussion in the India project noticeboard regarding the copyright status of the Indian party symbols. The discussion was triggered by the deletion of Wiki San Roze's party symbol images by Hammersoft as copyright violations. No resolution was reached, partly because of our inability to explain to Hammersoft how election symbols in India differ from party logos. Comments are requested from anyone with a background in Indian copyright law to clarify this issue.

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News from Indian-language Wikipedias
  • The Bengali Wikisource, which contains the literary works of many prominent writers of Bengali language including Rabindranath Tagore, has crossed the 5,000 pages milestone. According to List of Wikisource page, Bengali Wikisource is now at rank 21 among 56 Wikisource based on number of content pages.
The Tamil Wikipedia stall at the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 in Coimbatore in June 2010.
Jimmy Wales introduces the Malayalam Wikipedia CD of 500 selected articles during his key note address at Wikimania 2010 at Gdansk.
  • The Hindi Wikipedia and its sister wiki projects migrated to the new vector interface on September 1, 2010. In addition, Hindi is the first (and so far the only) Indian language to be incorporated into the WikiBhasha translation and contribution toolkit developed by Microsoft Research.


Community news
The first meetup in Delhi on 22 September 2010.

Mumbai and Delhi held their first meetups in September, where Wikimedia Board members Barry Newstead and Bishakha Datta met up with Wikipedians and other interested members of the public in these cities. A month later, Hyderabad also held its first meetup.

Arun Ram, Shiju Alex and Barry Newstead releasing the Wikimedia India community newsletter at the nineteenth Bangalore meetup on 24 September 2010.

Wikipedians in Bangalore continued their tradition of meeting up regularly at the Centre for Internet and Society, with the nineteenth meetup in September featuring Barry and Bishaka as attendees, and marking the release of the community newsletter. Along with Delhi and Mumbai, Bangalore is reported to be one of the three cities in contention for the Indian office of the Wikipedia Foundation.

Jimmy Wales speech at the Mumbai Wikipedia Meetup #3 on 31 October 2010. Intro by User:Bishdatta & User:Arunram. (Recorded by User:AshLin.)

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had an interaction with Wikipedians followed by a presentation to members of the public at the third Wikipedia meetup in Mumbai on October 31, 2010.

The first Wikimarathon, where Wikipedians and members of the public were encouraged to contribute to Wikimedia projects onsite, was held simultaneously at the meetups in Bangalore and Chennai on November 14, 2010. Wikipedians in Delhi also held a meetup the same day.

The Malayalam Wikipedia held several academies in different parts of Kerala over the past few months.

Wikimedia Foundation board member Bishakha Datta and Indian Wikipedian Srinivas Gunta co-authored a panel presentation at Wikimania 2010 on the Wikimedia Asia Project.

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Hi Arun,

Can I know on what bases you listed my user ID Manjunath_nikt(Manjunath Doddamani Gajendragad) under "Other Inactive editors" ?

My majority of contributions (articles) are related to North Karnataka History, Achitecture, Monuments, Kannada..

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Well done, Arunram![edit]

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    • It is now possible to link to images on Wikimedia Commons in a statement (think of “image: sundown_at_the_beach.png” for example)
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By the way...[edit]

Hello, Arunram, and thanks for all your hard work at Kalyanasundaram. I just wanted to congratulate you on your command of the English language. I think you should change your userbox from "advanced level of English" to "near-native level of English". Happy editing! --MelanieN (talk) 17:55, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata weekly summary #38[edit]

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Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week. It's rather short this time because pretty much everyone enjoys some well-deserved vacation.
  • Development
    • Some of us unwrapped gifts (-:
    • Started working on supporting different kinds of Snaks in the user interface
    • Fixing support for PostgreSQL in core, which was broken with introduction of the sites stuff
    • Code reviewing of changes in MediaWiki core
    • Adding watchlist filter in client for Wikidata changes
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • right now: 29C3
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GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

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The Signpost: 31 December 2012[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #39[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #40[edit]

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The Signpost: 14 January 2013[edit]

GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #41[edit]

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The Signpost: 21 January 2013[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #42[edit]

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  • Development
    • Updated demo system
    • Improved design of sites code in core
    • Fixed SQLite compatibility
    • Worked on implementing references handling in statements user interface
    • Useful error messages will be shown in statements user interface in case of data value mismatches
    • Switched the demo system to Labs’ puppet
    • Selenium tests for length constraint, claim edit-conflicts
    • Setting up dispatcher script on internal test machine
    • More work on wikibase.getEntities() function for Scribunto/Lua-Templates
    • AbuseFilter is now working with Wikibase
    • The change dispatcher script is now ready for use on the WMF cluster
    • Initial implementation of {{#property}} parser function for the client
    • Created a widget for the client to connect a page to a Wikidata item and add interwiki language links to a page
    • Preparing a page to list unconnected pages on the clients
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
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The Signpost: 28 January 2013[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #43[edit]

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  • Development
    • Deployment on the Hebrew and Italian Wikipedia ([1] [2] [3])
    • Switched the Wikipedias over to a new, more scalable dispatching changes script for propagating changes from the repository to the clients
    • Fixing various deeply buried bugs and a few minor bugs reported after deployment
    • Preparations for next deployment on wikidata.org
    • Working on property parser function for the client
    • Implemented robust serialization of changes for dispatching
    • Resumed work on linked data interface
    • References can now be created, edited and removed on existing statements
    • Several minor user interface fixes
    • Styling of the user interface for statements
    • Selenium tests for references
    • Selenium tests for non-JS SpecialPages
    • Worked on puppet
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
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    • Test statements on the [demo system before the roll-out to wikidata.org on February 4
    • Hack on one of these
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The Signpost: 04 February 2013[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #44[edit]

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  • Development
    • Deployment of the first parts of phase 2 (infoboxes/statements) on wikidata.org done - see it live for example here, here and here
    • Diffs for statement edits can now be shown
    • Started work on query definitions
    • Edit links are now disabled in the interface when the user does not have the rights to edit
    • Edit links are now hidden when viewing old revision
    • Worked on search field for WikibaseSolr
    • More work on Lua templates for Wikibase entities
    • Worked on bugfixes in the statement user interface
    • New features in the statement user interface (references counter/heading)
    • JavaScript editing for table showing labels and description of the same item in different languages
    • Repaired and updated the demo system
    • Resumed work on Linked Data interface
    • Support for enhanced recent changes format in client
    • There are automatic comments for statement edits as well in the history now
    • Special page for unconnected pages, that is pages on the client that are not connected to items on the repository
    • Added permission checks for statements, so a user that can not edit will not be able to edit or that only a group can be allowed to do some changes like creating statements
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • FOSDEM
    • upcoming: office hour (English; German later)
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The Signpost: 11 February 2013[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #45[edit]

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  • Development
    • Deployment to English Wikipedia
    • Fix various minor bugs in client, including watchlist toggle with preference to default to always show Wikidata edits
    • Added the new Baso Minangkabau Wikipedia (min)
    • Fixed wrong revision of statements being shown in diff and old revision view
    • Diff visualization for claims (simple version for main snak)
    • Diff visualization for claims (extended version for references, qualifiers, ranks)
    • Tooltip that notifies about the license your contributions will be covered by while editing (can be disabled by each user)
    • Started with valueview refactoring
    • Started with user interface handling of deleted properties
    • Started with refactoring of local partial entity lookup
    • Started with refactoring of toolbar usage in jQuery.wikibase view widgets
    • Finished improvement on jQuery.wikibase.claimview’s edit mode handling
    • Improved search by using entity selector in search field instead of normal MediaWiki search field
    • More work on Lua-based templates for entities
    • Specified the capabilities of the query language we need
    • Created query object
    • Proper bot-flagging of edits (bugzilla:44857)
    • Use of ID to directly address an item or property
    • Search should give more of the complete matches now
    • Special:ItemByTitle should work for canonical namespaces and later on for local namespaces
    • More robust format for notifications of changes on the repository to the client
    • Started work on refactoring API and autocomments code
    • Started to maintain documentation of configuration options in git
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Upcoming: Wikipedia Day NYC
    • Upcoming: office hour in English tomorrow
    • Note: changed day of next German office hour to March 8
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • We have a time scheduled when Wikidata will be read-only for a database migration. The window for that is Feb 20 19:00 to Feb 21 2:00 UTC.
    • New features and bugfixes on Wikidata are planned to be deployed on Monday (Feb 18). This should among other things include:
      • Showing useful diffs for edits of claims (they’re currently empty)
      • Automatic comments for editing of claims (there are currently none)
      • Ability to add items to claims by their ID
      • Better handling of deleted properties
      • More results in the entity selector (that’s the thing that lets you select properties, items and so on) so you can add everything and not just the first few matches that are shown
    • We’re still working on the issue that sometimes editing of certain parts of items or properties isn’t possible. If you’re running into it try to reload the page and/or change the URL to the www. version or the non-www. version respectively.
    • Deployment on all other Wikipedias is currently planned for March 6 (a note to the Village Pumps of all affected projects will follow soon)
    • Check out a well-done item
  • Open Tasks for You
  • Help expand en:Wikipedia:Wikidata
  • Help expand and translate Wikidata/Deployment Questions
  • Hack on one these
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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The Signpost: 18 February 2013[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #46[edit]

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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

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Participation: Out of 19 people who signed up for this blitz, 9 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the six-day blitz, we removed over twenty articles from the