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Revived it from the dead, and got a few editors on it. Do you have a bot that can automatically class stub articles into stubs?Bakaman Bakatalk 06:16, 12 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi Ganesh, I just downloaded the latest version of AWB. Looks like they have changed its settings. It is not allowing me to pick up banner.xml... Can you please check and let me know what is to be done -- Lost(talk) 06:56, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

I reinstalled the older version. Working now. -- Lost(talk) 17:26, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

India page needs to have more pictures[edit]

I see that Ganeshk has reverted the changes I made to the Geography section (I had added two pictures) with a comment that map should be enough.

I have used Wikipedia for quite some time now and it my observation that India page has the least number of pictures about India compared to similar articles and hence makes it one of the tedious reads because of that.

Please take a look at articles on the United States, Japan, France, and Pakistan. They leave a better impression than the India page. They have what one may say "A country in pictures" - and India has what one might characterize as "A Country as one might describe in text" (and as one can see, it takes longer to say that too).

There needs to be more than an academic map (that makes hardly any impression - if at all). We need pictures that give some idea on what it is to be in India. India is one of the oldest human settlements, and it needs to have more than 10 pictures (3 of which are maps) to show for all those millenia.

Please do not revert the changes.

I intend to add more pictures to other sections as well.

PS -Does anybody have pictures of Akshardham? They should make an excellent addition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nareshkumar.pj (talkcontribs) 08:53, 12 November 2006

Images about India[edit]

Please read my comments in the Talk page. Thanks --Naresh 18:08, 12 November 2006 (UTC)Naresh


[1] Thanks very much. --Mcginnly | Natter 20:04, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Not just yet - we're still under 40 members and most of those are'nt particularly active - so it's next on the agenda - but not yet......--Mcginnly | Natter 01:19, 13 November 2006 (UTC)


The templates still seem messed up on Talk:Islam. Can you help? Thanks. BhaiSaab talk 04:49, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

I got it. Thanks anyway though. BhaiSaab talk 04:51, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

User:Ganeshbot/Created: Bongaigaon[edit]

Hi. In created list, there is "Bongaigaon (there is a quotation mark at the star - typo?) which is in red. The article Bongaigaon exists (created before Ganeshbot was in function). Also, in User:Ganeshbot/Not created there is Bongaigaon as User:Ganeshbot/sandbox/Bongaigaon48. There might have been some mistake. Please see. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 11:00, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

User:Ganeshbot/Not created: Jalgaon[edit]

Hi! Another sorta mistake. Jalgaon has two entries, but both points to same coordinates, though districts mentioned are different. Please see User:Ganeshbot/sandbox/Jalgaon and User:Ganeshbot/sandbox/Jalgaon10. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 13:39, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Please also see Jalgaon, which is different.--Dwaipayan (talk) 13:41, 13 November 2006 (UTC)


The grammar that Ganeshbot outputs is awkward. "As of 2001 India census" should instead say "As of the Indian census of 2001" or "As of the 2001 census of India". Kaldari 23:37, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

It was using Wikipedia:As of technique. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 00:27, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
You shouldn't sacrifice good grammar merely for the sake of a link list. Besides, it seems the "As of" technique is on it's way out anyway. If you really want to use the "As of" technique, at least make the prepositional phrase unambiguous. For example: "As of 2001, the census of India reported that...". Personally, I don't think you should worry about the "As of" technique anyway, since all of those census figures are going to be updated by bots anyway. Do you really think someone is going to see them all listed in the "As of 2001" list and decide to update them all by hand? It seems pretty unlikely to me. I'm sure when the next census of India comes out someone will be clever enough to write a new bot. Maybe that will even be you :) Kaldari 07:39, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

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WP India Template[edit]

Hi Ganesh,

I'm here with a request reg the WP India template. Could you please make this following change??

In the image needed section, the current display info is

An editor has requested that an image be added to this article. 
Once the requested image is added, remove the image-needed parameter.

Could you please de-personalise and change it as

An image is requested for this article as its inclusion will substantially 
increase the significance of the article. Please remove the ''image-needed'' 
parameter once the image is added.

Thank you. Cheers. -- Chez (Discuss / Email) 01:24, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Request to unprotect[edit]

May u please unprotect this page S. Jithesh and allow to recreate the article with more references and sources...? Nileena joseph (Talk|Contribs) 17:26, 15 November 2006 (UTC)


It feels good to be back. Trying to stay away from wikipedia even for a week proved to be a very difficult task. - Aksi_great (talk) 18:32, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Requesting help for Marathi Language Wikipedia in Bot writing and usage[edit]

Dear Ganeshk, Here at Marathi Language Wikipedia want to use bots for spell check and correction of Devanagari Letters used in Marathi words; for example we want to replace 'ई.स.' from all article because gramaticaly it is wrong , we want to replace the same with correct version 'इ.स.' Another example is we want to replace wrong spell आणी with correct one आणि.

We will apreciate any help coming in, in this regard.Our relevant page for Bots in Marathi wikipedia is सांगकाम्या, Vilaage Pump discussion page is atविकिपीडिआ:चावडी/प्रगती and Wikipedia Embassy is at आंतरविकि दूतावास

Regards Mahitgar 08:38, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Checkuser[edit]

Thanks for the note, Ganesh. The checkuser is framed solely on bad faith assumptions, as is so obvious. She has listed almost all the users in WP:KERALA over there. :P --thunderboltz(Deepu) 08:54, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

re: Image copyrights[edit]

With the obligatory IANAL disclaimer, let me say that I agree with your explanation. :-) -- Sundar \talk \contribs 09:08, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Indian politician images[edit]

I would like to understand your rationale behind tagging all Indian politician photos with {{Replaceable fair use}}. Much hard work has gone into uploading those photos. When a replaceable image is found, the fair-use image can be deleted and new image used. But deleting all the images makes no sense to me. These are photos owned by the government of India. They should rightfully release all the photos like the U.S. government does. I honestly don't believe using them as fair-use is a violation of Wikipedia image policy. Can you please revert your edits and have a discussion first? -- Ganeshk (talk) 17:22, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

They are indeed a violation of Wikipedia image policy, at least for any politician who is still alive. Please see WP:FUC. We are not permitted to use copyrighted non-freely-licensed images to depict living people. --Yamla 17:26, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Yamla. Let me check the relavant policy. I have still asked guidance at ANI per below. -- Ganeshk (talk) 17:34, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
I went through WP:FUC. I could not find the specific sentence about living people. Could you please quote the relavant sentence? Thanks, Ganeshk (talk) 17:43, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
The very fisrt criteria states: "No free equivalent is available or could be created...". If, for some of those people, it is impossible to create a free image, the unfree image is not in violation of this criteria. You may want to check Wikipedia:Fair use for a explanation of the policy. Specially, item #8 of Wikipedia:Fair use#Counterexamples. Best regards, --Abu Badali 17:49, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

You should be aware of this request on ANI. -- Ganeshk (talk) 17:34, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

It is sad to see you continuing to tag fair-use photos for deletion without proper discussion. [2] and [3] for examples. -- Ganeshk (talk) 17:49, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
For a lot of discussion on the matter see Wikipedia_talk:Fair use. For a very similar case see Wikipedia_talk:Fair_use/Fair_use_images_of_Canadian_politicians. Let me know if you need any further help. Best regards, --Abu Badali 17:55, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
If you follow #1 strictly, there would no reason to allow for uploads on Wikipedia. Images add value to articles. It is not always feasible to find free-images all the time. What do you expect from #8? Do you want the politician to be dancing? -- Ganeshk (talk) 17:52, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
You may want to express your views on dancing politicians in Wikipedia_talk:Fair use, instead of my talk page. --Abu Badali 17:55, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


Looks like an apology is in order. I jumped to the conclusion you were taking the deletion decisions unialterally. I went through all the links you kindly provided. I guess if Jimbo feels this way (as I had read), that's the way to go. :) Again appreciate your help. Now I have go back to learning the fairuse policy once again. -- Ganeshk (talk) 23:10, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

No harm done! :) --Abu Badali 00:41, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks. Ridiculous really. Tintin (talk) 02:36, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

One doubt[edit]

Always respect bigbrothers. Admit their nonsenses and ignorance. No need of valuable contributions. Is it the Major policy of wikipedia..? The word editor is very big to me since I'm a print media journalist. But here the greatness of that word has been pathetically lost ... Here often wins cocus,groupism and conspiracy...? Knowledge fails..!  Nileena joseph (Talk|Contribs) 15:23, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi - many thanks for your support. If you ever need an extra hand (or desire to be blocked...) let this brother janitor know. Cheers! Rama's arrow 03:01, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

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Hi. Do you want me to manage INCOTW, or do you want to continue updating? The Indian politician images thing surprised me just now. There is an Australian politician template somewhere too. I'll have to check if those images are meeting the same fate. - Aksi_great (talk) 16:25, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi Ganesh![edit]

Hi Ganesh, thanks for your message. I hope to be active in a couple of months or so. Good to see you working twice the load of others, through Ganeshk and Ganeshbot. Glad that I could nom you for admin; the guilt of my absence is lessened by it. --Gurubrahma 19:01, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Ilaiyaraaja -- Photograph[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for the attention given to the Ilaiyaraaja page. It requires plenty of work, and your effort in improving the photographs contained in this article is appreciated. It would be helpful if you could also contribute a suitable photograph to replace the one that you have scheduled for deletion. Sometimes, it's easy to propose a deletion, but it is more valuable if one can also propose an addition. Thank you once again, and hope you can continue to contribute to the improvement of this article. AppleJuggler 07:24, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Impersonation of my Wiki profile[edit]

Hi Ganesh, the impersonator who was trying to vandalize my pages has been blocked. Sudharsansn (talk contribs) 07:36, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Ilaiyaraaja -- GA or A?[edit]

Dear Ganesh,

Thank you for the work you've done on the above article. I like how you made many boxes on its Discussion page small, and so rendering the To-do List more prominent. I have a question though: this article was only yesterday ranked by User:Lostintherush as an A-class article under WikiProject India, but that has now been suddenly altered. Would you know what happened please? Cheers. AppleJuggler 00:21, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

I received your explanation with regard to the GA/A matter. Thank you very much for that, have a nice day :) AppleJuggler 00:24, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Your barnstar for me[edit]

Wow... thank you!!! (*.^) AppleJuggler 00:36, 19 November 2006 (UTC)


Some of my enemies are doing nasty things on my userpage. Yesterday I had created a page for Thomas Jacob -Kerala Press Academy Chairman and assistant editor of Malayala Manorama. Somebody has deleted it without any reason...? I'm suffering much humiliation from wikipedia. I'm not a part of any cocus or groups. I stand for truth and justice. I'm not a computer professional. Just a postgraduate in Malayalam Literature..! Nileena joseph (Talk|Contribs) 03:21, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

hindu templates[edit]

The hindu leader infobox works fine now. Thanks. By the way, I tried putting in a link to the noticeboard on WP Hinduism template and it wasn't showing up.--D-Boy 17:17, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks again!--D-Boy 17:26, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Languages of India[edit]

Dear Friend,

Languages of India are NOT too trivial to be ignored.Heck, you can´t ignore it for the sake of being concise. Try to understand and respect sentiments of Indian people. India is NOT Hindi, it is a multi-lingual, multi-religious tolerant democracy. Food for thought : Remember the Anti-Hindi protests of 1965. Already India is being publicized as "Land of Hindi" by Hindi Fanatics, please don´t feed such stereotypes. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by GovindaR (talkcontribs) .

Tirupathi picture[edit]

(moved message to Image talk:Tirupathi.jpg)


Hi Ganesh, any news from Kingboy on the plugin? -- Lost(talk) 02:02, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Good idea. Will start off tonight with the generic template -- Lost(talk) 04:52, 20 November 2006 (UTC)


Sorry, I could not find who removed the link. This I had placed in the hope that this might help the editors working on India related article. swadhyayee 03:24, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Does Wikipedia has a 'tab key' function?[edit]

Dear Ganesh, I was just wondering if you know whether in Wikipedia you can put spaces between words like how you can do it with the tab key on MS Word. For example:

  • Apple Ball Cat
  • Dog Elephant Fish

I used the space bar to separate the words above but it doesn't have any effect. Do you know if the Wikipedia allows tabbing? Thanks. AppleJuggler 11:21, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

You can do in the following two ways. Edit this section and see the code. -- Ganeshk (talk) 06:42, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
Dear Ganesh, I received your examples on how to do the above and the link to the help page on Tables. I was thinking of tabulating the film albums listed on the discography section of the Ilaiyaraja page (currently they seem messy). Will do that when I have free time! It's quite hard doing it all on my own and I appreciate these assistances that you and others have provided. Romba nandri. AppleJuggler 07:11, 21 November 2006 (UTC)


Using &nbsp[edit]

  • Apple    Ball    Cat
  • Dog    Elephant    Fish

Using Table[edit]

Apple Ball Cat
Dog Elephant Fish


Hello, Ganesh, there has been a problem with User:Knbh. Have a look:

  • [4] There are references that confirm AB's appearances in those movies.
  • [5] I checked the Official Site; Salman Khan plays Rahul.
  • [6] Movie doesn't exist. Repeated removal of deletion tag.
  • [7] Blanking.
  • [8] Blanking.

Talked to User on his disuscussion page - no reaction. Best regards, --Plumcouch Talk2Me 19:02, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

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Lord ...[edit]

Thank you. Lord Labak Daas 09:25, 21 November 2006 (UTC)



Thank you for awarding me a barnstar. --Incman|वार्ता 17:58, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Template:WikiProject Germany[edit]

Thank you for adding the "small" switch to this template! I had meant to do it at some point in the future, but didn't get around to do it. Now I see that it wasn't all that hard :-) By the way, do you have an idea how to fix the WP:BUNCH problem at Talk:Pope Benedict XVI? Happy editing, Kusma (討論) 09:04, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Img Help[edit]

I uploaded Image:Satveer Chaudhary.jpg for the Satveer Chaudhary page. Am I doing it right?Bakaman Bakatalk 00:17, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

I really dont understand what fair use and all that means. I changed the tag though.Bakaman Bakatalk 00:57, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
Can you find one that works then? I'll remove it.Bakaman Bakatalk 01:04, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
How do I delete it? I'm not an admin.Bakaman Bakatalk 01:15, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Hooplas and Doopla[edit]

Problem solved. AppleJuggler 05:14, 23 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the map and infobox on the Chitpur page. -- P.K.Niyogi 05:21, 23 November 2006 (UTC)



I thought I'd proceed with my project to create a bot for creation of articles on political parties across various wikipedias.

sinc., --Soman 09:14, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! I'll try my best to launch a test bot, once I'm back from some travelling. --Soman 11:23, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

I downloaded Python now, and I'm try to get a hold how things are working (i'm a complete amateur on these things...). Anyhow, what would the textfile with the town info look like? --Soman 16:01, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Navigation Template for WP Hinduism?[edit]

Can you make navigation template for WP HInduism like you did for Template:WPIndia?Navigation--D-Boy 22:40, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

I'll do that for you. AQu01rius (User • Talk) 19:06, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks AQu01rius! -- Ganeshk (talk) 19:15, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Done. Wikipedia:WikiProject Hinduism, how does it look?
Wow. Looks great. Thanks! -- Ganeshk (talk) 19:44, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for your wonderful navigation template, I have applied the concept almost every placeI go :) AQu01rius (User • Talk) 19:36, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
You are very welcome. When I first looked at Canada project, I thought that template looks familiar. :) Please feel free to pass it on. -- Ganeshk (talk) 19:44, 28 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi Ganesh, see this and this. — Lost(talk) 15:56, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

WP India PR[edit]

Hello Ganesh! There seems to be a problem with the peer review parameter in WP India. See Portal talk:Kerala. I tried to do little bit of tweaking, but it didn't work out. Please see if you can fix it. Cheers,--thunderboltz(Deepu) 16:15, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject France[edit]

This wiki project has been proposed at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Proposals#France and the temporary project I have based it on WikiProject Germany. Now I am looking for help, suggestions, ideas to work on the project. Would be nice if you could share your experience on the WikiProject India, things we should do and things to avoid ... STTW (talk) 20:08, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

State wise vs District wise 'Cities and towns in xyz' list[edit]

Below is the (important) request made by me on Ganeshbot/Requests page and now that request stand deleted, seems you are now taking it up, can you pls confirm the same. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vjdchauhan (talkcontribs) 07:57, 28 November 2006.

request and your reply to it copy pasted from 'User:Ganeshbot/Requests' page[edit]

Your work of putting all Indian cities/tehsil/block on wikipedia is of immense value. Can you modify the bot a bit and put the list district wise as the state wise category tend to be very big this is esp true for bigger states e.g. [[Category:Cities and towns in Uttar Pradesh]], and such big categories can't be used optimally. If it can be automated then it better else it will be very difficult for users to put these cities/tehsil/block district wise manually and may not be done at all and if after this is done (through automated script) one wishes to put cities/tehsil/block of smaller states (Delhi, Goa etc) in state wise category that can easily be done manually. Your comments please. Thanks. Vjdchauhan 11:53, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion. I had another user ask me the same thing. I am currently thinking about ways to implement this. I will let you know when I hit something. -- Ganeshk (talk) 17:19, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

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