User talk:Ashok4himself

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Ashok4himself, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for Indian English. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Htmnssn (talk) 21:34, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Gonu Jha[edit]

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Gonu Jha - fact or fiction[edit]

Is this a real or mythical person? Your article doesn't make it clear - please clarify! Thanks. PamD (talk) 20:22, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Hindi–Urdu controversy[edit]

I removed the Other languages section as it is totally uncomprehensible and totally unreferenced. I however, left ur addition in Background section with [citation needed] tags. if you dont provide citations for them in a reasonable time, it will be removed. thanks for your contributions. --CarTick 15:51, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

An Invite to join the WikiProject Railways in India[edit]

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Hi, Ashok4himself, you are graciously extended an invitation to join the Indian Railways ! The WikiProject Indian Railways in India is an evolving and expanding WikiProject. We are a group of editors who are dedicated to creating, revising, and expanding articles, lists, categories, Railways in India and Wikiprojects, to do with anything related to Railways in India.

As you have shown an interest in article related to Railways in India we thought you might like to take an interest in this growing WikiProject.Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the project ! To join the project please click here

naveenpf (talk) 01:44, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Patna Metro[edit]

I'm posting this message on your talk page because I noticed that you've recently created the new article Patna Metro-- Jipinghe (talk) 12:58, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Some tips to help you out![edit]

Hi Ashok4himself, I thought I'd drop a few notes on your talk page with some help on writing articles :o)

First of all, it may be best for you to do a bit of reading, starting with the Wikipedia manual of style, which will give you a lot of information about how Wikipedia prefers its articles to be written. It's not as hard to follow as it might look; quite a bit of the information there probably won't be vital for you at first.

Second, I recommend you make a user sandbox - which is just an area you can use to practise in, and to make notes in, and to get things ready in. If you click this red link: user:Ashok4himself/Sandbox, that will let you create that page (it gives you an edit window to start work in). Anything, anywhere, on the help and information pages which gives you an example, try it out in your sandbox until you're familiar with it.

For your article, the next thing you want to do is start collecting as much information as you can about it. Google searches (particularly in Books and Scholar) will be your best friend for this! Once you've found the information, the next most important thing is to start writing up each fact in your own words (very important, this), and make a note at the same time of exactly where that information came from. Build in the references as you go along; I'm going to copy in, down below this, a whole heap of help on doing references, which was produced by one of our best teachers (Chzz).

Here's another place that you'll find incredibly useful - citation templates which you can copy and paste into your sandbox, between <ref></ref> tags; you just fill in the blanks from your sources into the template, and you'll end up with nicely formatted inline citations :o) It all helps. Remember to add a references section to your sandbox (make a new line, and put ==References== on it, and type {{reflist}} on the next line, so that you can see how your citations look as you do them. Remember to save your page often! You don't want to lose your work.

Hopefully this will give you a good start and make life easier for you.

One last thing to keep as a motto: "It's better to write one good, well-referenced, nicely-presented article than it is to create fifty unreferenced one-line stubs!" Pesky (talkstalk!) 13:41, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

How references work[edit]

Simple references[edit]

These require two parts;

a)
Chzz is 98 years old.<ref> "The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. </ref>

He likes tea. <ref> [http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com Tea website] </ref>
b) A section called "References" with the special code "{{reflist}}";
== References ==
{{reflist}}

(an existing article is likely to already have one of these sections)

To see the result of that, please look at user:chzz/demo/simpleref. Edit it, and check the code; perhaps make a test page of your own, such as user:Ashok4himself/reftest and try it out.

Named references[edit]

Chzz was born in 1837. <ref name=MyBook>
"The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. 
</ref> 

Chzz lives in Footown.<ref name=MyBook/>

Note that the second usage has a / (and no closing ref tag). This needs a reference section as above; please see user:chzz/demo/namedref to see the result.

Citation templates[edit]

You can put anything you like between <ref> and </ref>, but using citation templates makes for a neat, consistent look;

Chzz has 37 Olympic medals. <ref> {{Citation
 | last = Smith
 | first = John
 | title = Olympic medal winners of the 20th century
 | publication-date = 2001
 | publisher = [[Cambridge University Press]]
 | page = 125
 | isbn = 0-521-37169-4
}}
</ref>

Please see user:chzz/demo/citeref to see the result.

For more help and tips on that subject, see user:chzz/help/refs.

Here's a little bit of magic which can save you an awful lot of time and effort![edit]

You might want to consider using this tool - (tools:~dispenser/cgi-bin/webreflinks.py) - it makes your life a whole heap easier, by filling in complete citation templates for your links. All you do is install the script on Special:MyPage/common.js, or or Special:MyPage/vector.js, then paste the bare url (without [...] brackets) between your <ref></ref> tabs, and you'll find a clickable link called Reflinks in your toolbox section of the page (probably in the left hand column). Then click that tool. It does all the rest of the work (provided that you remember to save the page! It doesn't work for everything (particularly often not for pdf documents), but for pretty much anything ending in "htm" or "html" (and with a title) it will do really, really well all by itself. For those it can't do by itself, it gives you a pull-down (or up) menu of templates to choose from, which you can then fill in manually. Often the problem is "No title found" - sometimes the title is obvious (especially if it's a pdf), bit, if not, just open the page yourself and choose something appropriate if there's not already a clear title there. Happy editing! Pesky (talkstalk!) 13:41, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Rapid Transit systems[edit]

I'd invite your comment at: Talk:Rapid transit in India#Are Sub-urban railways to be included in the list ?.WorLD8115 (TalK) 14:44, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

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Re: Indus Valley Civilization[edit]

Hello, I don't want to get involved in this at all, because I don't know anything about the subject. Graham87 14:11, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

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