User talk:BernardM

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Hi BernardM, welcome to Wikipedia!

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Andre (talk) 03:46, Jan 9, 2005 (UTC)

Hi Bernard

Thanks for pointing out my error and fixing it!

You're right, Firefox gets this wrong. I've just looked at in in Exploder and it's fine.

Hangs head.

Clive 10:42, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

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Devanagari/Arabic script[edit]

Bernard -- you're Elyaqim, right? -- the problem with adding Devanagari to some Bollywood names, and Devanagari and Arabic to others, is that you're using it as a pointer to "who's Muslim and who's not". In the context of Indian politics, this is inflammatory. Either you give Devanagari and Arabic for all of them, or for none at all. I would prefer none at all. I'll wait a day or so before deleting, in case you can change my mind <g>. Zora 02:38, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

  • No, I'm not Elyaqim and I don't even know who he is. I don't want to use Devanagari script to tell wether an actor is Hindu or Muslim. If we follow this principle, we should also add Gurmukhi script, because the actor could be Sikh, etc. I don't think we should be afraid of such things. Using Devanagari script just tells correct spelling (if you don't know Hindi, believe me, transcriptions are really messy). I can't add "Urdu spelling" too because I don't know it, but please don't remove Devanagari script since it would make the article lose information. BernardM 09:33, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
I'm caught right in the middle of you guys. The editor Elyaqim wants to add Arabic script versions of the actors' names. I complained when he did this, a long time ago. Lately he's returned, and added Arabic and Devanagari. Then you started adding just Devanagari, and I thought you two might be the same editor, with different usernames, using the Arabic script as a code to say "This actor is Muslim". I've got an argument going on with Elyaqim on HIS talk page, and discussions going on with YOU on your talk page, and you're both upset at me. We need a place where we can ALL talk. Maybe on the Bollywood article talk page? I'm also going to put this issue in Requests for Comment. I'd like to see what other South Asian editors think about this. Zora 20:25, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

The SPICE linkspammer[edit]

Dear Bernard, thanks for the work you did reverting the work of the linkspammer. We get that often in the Bollywood articles. If you have the time and energy, there are additional steps you can take.

  • Look at the contrib list for the spammer's IP -- it will point you to spammed articles that aren't on your watchlist
  • Post a warning on the talk page for the IP saying that the user will be banned if he/she doesn't stop linkspamming.

Usually the warning is enough to stop the spamming. When it's clear that the spam will be reverted quickly and that banning will follow, the spammer usually gives up. Sometimes you have to follow through with reporting vandalism on the WP:VIP vandalism page, but if you don't want to mess with that, message me. If I'm online (which I am all too much of the time) I'll take care of the details.

P.S. Someone from bharatmatrimony.com has been slowly, slowly posting links to various actors' articles. It's a commercial site, and the film links are clearly just there to attract customers, but they actually seemed useful. What do you think? Keep or delete? Zora 22:16, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

  • Can you show me an example of such link? BernardM 12:55, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
Here's one from the Amitabh article. [1]
As you see, the commercial content is front and center if you click to the link. The interview is interesting, but ... it must have been lifted from a newpaper or magazine article, which would be a better link. I think there are several more of these stealth ads, in various celeb articles. What do you think? Zora 21:54, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
You're right, direct links to the right sites would be better. I think those links to bharat matrimony are mainly spam and should be avoided. BernardM 22:19, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for corrections[edit]

Thanks for correcting my corrections. Devanagari is much better than just "Hindi". D'oh! Zora 18:58, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for anti-linkspam work[edit]

Patrolling for linkspam isn't a high-profile job, but it's an extremely necessary one. Thanks so much! Zora 01:13, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Transportation in NYC[edit]

Hello Bernard - I notice you're a member of WikiProject New York City. Have a look at the Transportation in New York City sub article. It tells a fascinating story and it's been nominated to be a US Collaboration of the Week after lots of work over the last few weeks. Check it out and if you like it, please vote for it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:USCOTW We need all the votes we can get! Wv235 04:15, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Ajay Devgan[edit]

Yes it seems अजय देवगन is correct as perGoogle-hindi-Bharatveer 04:06, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Hinduism[edit]

Welcome to WikiProject Hinduism
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WikiProject Hinduism — a collaborative effort to improve articles about Hinduism

Discussion board — a page for centralised Hinduism-related discussion

Notice board — contains the latest Hinduism-related announcements

Hindu Wikipedians — Wikipedians who have identified themselves as Hindus

Portal — a portal linking to key Hinduism-related articles, images, and categories

Workgroups — projects with a more specific scopes

For more links, go to the project's navigation template.

We need scripts for many Hinduism articles.--D-Boy 23:43, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

You might also consider joining Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Translation.--D-Boy 21:01, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Devanagari[edit]

Would you please tell me how to straight away type Devanagari script in wikipedia as I like to give exact Sanskrit quotation within English pages? – VMO 01:22, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Vernacular scripts[edit]

just incase you are interested in the discussion. No one else is really giving input.--D-Boy 03:19, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Map of Goa[edit]

Hi! The source maps is: [2]. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 04:42, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Uh, its a PSD file 22 MB in size :( I suggest that the map be put up for vectorization instead. =Nichalp «Talk»= 14:28, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm more interested in giving you a vector version. I've posted a query regarding the conversion. If sucessful, you could get a more useful SVG image. =Nichalp «Talk»= 16:02, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

I've forwarded the map of Goa to Planemad. He would be looking into it in May. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 04:45, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Re:Image:Indiastates&utnumbered.png[edit]

We've decrepated all png maps of India. I'm not sure if you want a districts map of India or the map of the states of India. Here is the numbered states Image:India-states-numbered.svg. If you need any more maps, please take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Indian maps. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 11:05, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

hey there[edit]

Hi,

I've reverted your change of the spelling on Abhishek Bachchan. The spelling you inserted was incorrect. Just wanted to let you know so that we can avoid a revert war. In case of any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page, or drop a note on the article talk. Regards,xC | 09:03, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

My bad. I just upgraded my comp, and it seems I've lost the ability to see devnagri script correctly:P I made two similar edits on Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan. I'll fix them right now. Apologies for the extra work. Best regards, xC | 11:57, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Re:Devanagari spelling[edit]

BernardM, thanks for your concern. I am able to fluently speak Hindi/Urdu but I am just a beginner with the scripts. My edits are viewable here. Once you have my contributions open, click on the Edit button on your toolbar and then click Find. In my edit summaries, I generally used added hindi/urdu scripts or added hindi. I hope this helps. With regards, AnupamTalk 03:16, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Can you tell me why have to taken up this self-policing job?[edit]

Do you even know what is spam? User:iamvolunteer

  • thanks bernard m for removing this spam from i am volunteer. I am reporting him to an admin. Wikipedia is not for advertising. It is an encyclopedia maintained by thousands of volunteers like bernard. Thanks again. Kaushal mehta 08:08, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

I don't know if you are mistaking creating awareness for advertising. The site in question is not-for-profit. It is just a database of people wishing to volunteer during emergencies which plague this country quite often. If you can't understand this than its fine. FYI - I am not the owner of the site. I am a volunteer myself.

The main reason why it was put on the pages of all major cities of India was on the assumption that people from these cities will register themselves to the site and this will create an even distribution of volunteers across cities. The site is not dependent on advertising on wikipedia, it is doing well through word of mouth.

And you gender biased people, how did you assume "him"?

  • Please see your message box iamvolunteer.

French[edit]

This document may prove useful for the page on Adivasi Cobra Force. However I dont understand french, can you please look at it and see if you can get any information on the ACF out of it?Bakaman 17:31, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Hello. First I'm curious to know how you happened to think of me for such a job. I am a French contributer interested in India but I didn't know people were aware of that. The document you found is a reliable source since it comes from a French governmental web site. There's a presentation available in English on the site. Beside what's already written in WP's article, the document says the ACF hasn't been forbidden by the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). However it is listed among the active "persecution agents" of India which "commit massacres" and so on. I can give you page numbers or precisions if you're interested. BernardM 21:18, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
I edited a few times on Hindi Wikipedia and saw you were a sysop there. When looking through Category:User fr I found you. What would the pertinent information be, and which page numbers? Thanks for the help.Bakaman 22:51, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, the ACF is considered as very dangerous group by French government but not targeted by POTA. Both infos on pages 23 and 51. BernardM 23:14, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Link removal from India[edit]

I have reverted your recent edit that removed valuable and long standing links from this featured article since none of the links seemed to qualify as Links normally to be avoided. If you disagree, please discuss the issue on the article talk page. Cheers. Abecedare 11:04, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

You are invited![edit]

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Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

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WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's fantastic new event space nestled between Chinatown and SoHo. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

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Wikipedia Day NYC[edit]

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Wiki-Conference NYC (2nd annual)[edit]

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NYC Meetup: Saturday, December 4[edit]

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You're invited to the New York Wiknic![edit]

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Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

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All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 03:55, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

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1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21![edit]

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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
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  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 17:11, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

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Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 01:28, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi BernardM! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

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NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

Brookln Public Library
Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:45, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:38, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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