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Bot request[edit]

Hi Ganesh,

Could could you modify Ganeshbot for WP:UKGEO ? I want it primarily for fixing template redirects, talkpage tag addition and addinf template... Amey Aryan DaBrood© 23:00, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Map fixing[edit]

The map on the Digboi page shows it outside India. Please help by correcting it. Thanks and regards. -- P.K.Niyogi 23:50, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

archive page[edit]

Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Indian_cities

hi,

i see you tried to archive the page here, where did it go? --ti 19:29, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Trial category intersection[edit]

You participated in an old thread about this at the assessment project. Please see here for a suggestion to use the trial category intersection to combine article importance and ratings. Carcharoth 16:07, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

--Southernstar 16:16, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Adding a pdf image[edit]

Ganeshk, could you help me in adding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ckrishnaveni.pdf to Krishnaveni (actress) page? mlpkr 14:24, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

WP:WINDPA Banner[edit]

Thanks for the help. But I want this template may have this template {{Messagebox protected areas of India}} addeed above the the main banner just like in the case of WP:INCINE. Amartyabag TALK2ME 15:55, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again for the help. Amartyabag TALK2ME 10:36, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Is this you?[edit]

Ganeshkrishnamurthy (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) - :P - Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:37, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Certainly not. :) -- Ganeshk (talk) 06:50, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Ah, very good. And User_talk:Blnguyen#Dont_touch_thalas_article_again_thotta_soorthy_varai_adipain!! Translation please? Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:47, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the project/sub-project information[edit]

Thank you very much for the project/sub-project information, which I thought was very useful. I may very well come back to find out more information. Thanks again! Spamreporter1 03:59, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

merging article with banga[edit]

hi Ganeshk i am wonder if you can merge your article of banga with my article of banga here it is Banga (City)

please post on my talk page to furthermore discuss this merge

thanks

--24.84.133.178 18:11, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Automated message to bot owners[edit]

As a result of discussion on the village pump and mailing list, bots are now allowed to edit up to 15 times per minute. The following is the new text regarding bot edit rates from Wikipedia:Bot Policy:

Until new bots are accepted they should wait 30-60 seconds between edits, so as to not clog the recent changes list and user watchlists. After being accepted and a bureaucrat has marked them as a bot, they can edit at a much faster pace. Bots doing non-urgent tasks should edit approximately once every ten seconds, while bots who would benefit from faster editing may edit approximately once every every four seconds.

Also, to eliminate the need to spam the bot talk pages, please add Wikipedia:Bot owners' noticeboard to your watchlist. Future messages which affect bot owners will be posted there. Thank you. --Mets501 02:48, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Helping out with the Unassessed Wikipedia Biographies[edit]

Seeing that you are an active member of the WikiBiography Project, I was wondering if you would help lend a hand in helping us clear out the amount of unassessed articles tagged with {{WPBiography}}. Many of them are of stub and start class, but a few are of B or A caliber. Getting a simple assessment rating can help us start moving many of these biographies to a higher quality article. Thank you! --Ozgod 20:41, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

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Punjab on WP India[edit]

Can you include Wikipedia:WikiProject Punjab on the {{WP India}} template like we do to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa etc? Nobleeagle [TALK] [C] 04:18, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

I've done it. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:31, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

New infobox needed[edit]

Hi Ganesh,

I need a new infobox for Wikipedia:WikiProject Regions of India. I've listed the fields below:

  • Name

---

  • Map
  • Coordinates (coor titles also picks this up)

---

  • Country
  • States

---

  • Largest city
    • Coordinates
  • Major cities

---

  • Area
  • Population
  • Density

---

  • Average elevation
  • Time

---

The header colour should be grey (Ladakh). For the country, cities and states formatting see Template:Infobox River Geography, implemented on Ganges.

Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 18:18, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Congrats[edit]

Congratulations Ganesh (and your bot), for having made it to the newspapers. You were mentioned in today's print edition (Chennai) of The Hindu. Keep up the good work -- PlaneMad|YakYak 15:56, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

WP India parameters[edit]

Hi Ganesh, I had requested Reedy Boy to add the new subprojects to the plugin for WP India. But he has come back to me saying that WP India is out of date and something to do with parameters. Can you please reply to him as I dont really understand the problem. Thanks.

And congrats for becoming famous:) — Lost(talk) 09:00, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello Ganesh[edit]

Hi Ganesh, remeber we met at Wikicamp Chennai as talked about Dsitrict wise category of pages created by GaneshBot. Actually I missed your presentation on 'BOT Writing' (I have to catch return flight), can the same be shared. Thanks. --Vjdchauhan 11:13, 28 February 2007 (UTC).

Wikiproject Biography March 2007 Newsletter[edit]

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greetings[edit]

Happy Holi !!--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:01, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

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Bharatpedia.org[edit]

Hi Ganeshk,

I am Abhijit, met you during the Chennai wikicamp. I had come down from Kolkata, blue kurtas.

I want to talk about this to you.

http://bharatpedia.org

The aim is empowerment first.

Please have a look, login leave a message, user Abhijit —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 59.93.243.7 (talk) 14:43, 3 March 2007 (UTC).

Important an unimportant[edit]

Hi Ganesh,

This is something important for you to see. However, if you have loads of free time, you can also help fix this poor thing. It is broken, and I can't understand why. It should result in something that looks like my userpage infobox. — Ambuj Saxena () 18:24, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

India Demographics[edit]

Because of India's rich diversity, no one image can represent all of India's one billion people. That is why I propose selecting a new demographics image every three months. This would allow for a regional balance and would show India as a whole. Many people have agreed that this is the only way to represent India's rich and varied diversity. Since you have voted for a change in the demographics section, I wanted to update you on this proposal. I would love to hear your comments on talk:India. Thanks so much. Have a great day!

-Coollemonade 23:56, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

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India Wikifest[edit]

Hi there, I heard about your recent participation in the Wikipedia meeting in Chennai. I hope everything went well and you enjoyed it. Have you written up a report of it somewhere? Ekantik talk 15:03, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Welcome back to wikipedia[edit]

Welcome back to wikipedia and congratulation to having your name in the media. :) =Nichalp «Talk»= 15:06, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Good to be back. -- Ganeshk (talk) 03:04, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

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pondicherry[edit]

hi ganesh, pondicherry's name has recently been changed officially to 'puducherry'. yes , P-U-D-U-C-H-E-R-R-Y. SO, CAN U PLS MAKE THAT CHANGE IN UR PAGE ABT PONDICHERRRY? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 59.92.79.43 (talk) 16:57, 15 March 2007 (UTC).

It is already changed, See Puducherry. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 19:30, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

a new library on practical knowledge[edit]

Good evening Ganesh

I was in Madurai last month and I read an article about you in the press. I thought you might be interested by the project we launched earlier this year: www.howtopedia.org. It is a collaborative platform for practical knowledge and simple technologies, i.e. technologies that require no complex machine, that are easily explainable and usable by individuals or small communities for a sustainable and ecological future.
The idea is to create an empowering documentation for individuals and organisations who are trying to set up projects.
We are starting to collaborate with small organisations in India, Africa and South America. Maybe do you have ideas how to let the community grow around this project!
Hoping that you will find some interest in the project,
All the best for yours,
Maud Châtelet info at howtopedia dot org Chamalda 16:34, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Retirement[edit]

Hi Ganesh! Thank you for writing; it is nice indeed to hear from you. I had a great time working with you and all the others at the Indian Cinema Wikiproject. Great team work, lovely folks. Being passionate about films, it gave me great satisfaction to contribute what I could to film articles, such as French film articles, but especially those pertaining to Indian films. I think many South Indian films are particularly very good, and are as good, if not better (definitely more heartfelt, that's for sure) than Western ones. You have been very helpful to me, when I wanted to build tables and all that. But I'll have to move on now as the real world has caught up with me. Keep up the passion for contributing to India-related articles, and all the very best to you in all that you do. Regards, AppleJuggler 11:05, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the research on mega and metropolitan cities. Now the task becomes a little bit tough. Hyderabad will need improvement before we can move for a featured topic candidacy foe mega cities in India. Anyway, it should not be tough, just time-consuming :) Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 08:06, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Great![edit]

So you are back and active again. Really great! --Bhadani 14:00, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi Ganesh,

Can you help me with this template. It should produce something that appears on my userpage, but I couldn't understand why it is broken. It shouldn't take more than 5~10 minutes of your time to fix it. Thanks, — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 15:51, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

AWB for ta WP[edit]

Hi Ganesh, I came across one of your comments in ta WP mentioning that AWB can be used for spelling and grammar fixes for ta WP also.. Can you let me know how that can be done? --Madhu 14:47, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I have used AWB for en WP for general wikification and fixing typos. I wanted to know if we could use AWB for spelling/grammar fixes for Tamil. --Madhu 16:31, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
The problem is I don't know how to do it at all! :( For en WP, AWB uses RegexTypofix and loads a list of typos, so I haven't really started typo-fixing by searching for a particular typo.. for Tamil, however, I am clueless. --Madhu 17:34, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
I think I am not being specific enough here. I was actually able to login to ta WP and make some changes also... like removing multiple wikilinks, tagging pages etc. But I have no idea how to use AWB to check for spelling errors in ta WP. Must I search for words with 'incorrect' spellings or smth..? --Madhu 17:44, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

HI Ganesh[edit]

Dear Ganesh,

Hope to sync up with you more often. It was a pleasure to meet you at Wikicamp and get to know you better. Please stay in touch. Congrats on all the press coverage.

Regards Arunram 20:39, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Table not updating[edit]

Hi Ganesh, I tagged Category:Himachal Pradesh a few days back but the table on this page does not reflect it. Can you see what's wrong please. Good to see u in action btw... — Lost(talk) 23:23, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! — Lost(talk) 00:34, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Deletion Request[edit]

Please see my update to your request. Thanks, — xaosflux Talk 04:23, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm not sure how to deal with those, they seem a lot smaller then the striken list, so if a bot wants to tag them for CSD it would be OK. — xaosflux Talk

Tamil language FAR[edit]

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WikiProject India Newsletter: Volume II, Issue 2 - March 2007[edit]

Project News
  • Jimbo's visit to India and the WikiCamp in Chennai: Jimbo recently visited India in late February and early March on wiki work. This included a trip to a WikiCamp in Chennai. The one day conference attracted 300 participants from across India and beyond dealt with issues facing wikis ([2]). It was widely covered by the press, eg The Hindu( [3]), which cited the efforts of Bhadani (edit count), Sundar (leadership on Tamil Wikipedia) and Ganeshk (Creation of Ganeshbot to create articles on Indian towns from census figures). Ganeshk himself travelled from California to attend the conference.
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import[edit]

I am now a sysop on Hindi wikipedia, but I had some questions that other hindiwiki people were not able to answer . What do the Special:Import and Special:Export pages do, and how do you get them to work? Kingrom 23:33, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

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Inset coords[edit]

Until the mercator svg state maps are drawn, there are two options:

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State locator maps[edit]

Recreating the maps in mecrator projection is way too much work. I think making modification to the locator code makes much more sense. I will discuss this with saravask -- PlaneMad|YakYak 15:52, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

I now feel that showing the locator dot on the inset map is not needed. It unnedingly complicates things and does not add much. An inset map of the highlighted state seem more than sufficient. What do you think-- PlaneMad|YakYak 10:37, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of your sandbox articles[edit]

Is it ok if I deleted some of your merged article? I have done so for Karad and Guhagar. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 10:45, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Tamil language is a FARC.[edit]

Please help with the references, if you can. Thanks. --Natkeeran 20:21, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

that project is so usefull ı think. ı am writing a thesis about india. ı am living in Austria and ı coundnt an english book about Indıa.consequently ı need sources (e-book, name of Author etc.) about india. Could you advice me. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.109.74.11 (talk) 20:30, 9 April 2007 (UTC).

You should create a Wikipedia account for yourself. I can leave messages at your userpage that way. If you need sources to write an article about India, the References section of the India article is a good place to start. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 20:36, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

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List of TN CMs[edit]

Please see my reply in Talk:List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Acrajan (talkcontribs).

WatchlistBot[edit]

I'm glad to share the code, but didn't really write it with that in mind. So, if anything is confusing, please feel free to ask. Also, I doubt anyone will have a problem with it if you just use it to update a watchlist in the Wikipedia: namespace, but if you plan to tag articles, you probably want to get approval first. See WP:BOT. If you'd like me to just use WatchlistBot to help you, let me know. Ingrid 20:06, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Sivaji: The Boss[edit]

Hey as you are a South Indian admin, I request you to rate the article, Sivaji: The Boss.

Many Thank You s'!

Cheers

G Ganesh 21:49, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

I request the same too. ~~ AVTN Speak2Me 15:04, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Karunanidhi's Image.[edit]

I have left a message for you in Talk:List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu Rajan 21:32, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks Ganeshk, i appreciate it ;) -- PlaneMad|YakYak 18:45, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

District shading[edit]

Shading is a good idea. But, other than using a much larger locator dot that blurs at its edges, using locator markers shaped like the disricts themselves, or repeatedly overlaying small dots (stippling) to create the impression of a shaded district, I don't know how to do it. Maybe someone at WP:VP/T or WT:INWNB would know. Cheers. Saravask 00:46, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: support[edit]

Hi. I don't know what you mean. What would I need to do to the template? Thanks. Saravask 03:01, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Was {{Infobox_Indian_Jurisdiction/translations}} (see {{Infobox_Indian_Jurisdiction/Sandbox}} for example) along the lines of what you're looking for? Since the parameter names may also be different, we'd also need an interface template (like {{Citation}}, vs {{Citation/core}}) to handle all the alternates. Thanks. Saravask 04:54, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good. Thanks. If you don't mind, I'll move translations2 -> translations. Saravask 21:11, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

Have a happy and prosperous Tamil New Year -- PlaneMad|YakYak 07:18, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Re[edit]

When no density is proveded, the box auto-fills it from the pop and area. That's why there can be no punctuation in those numbers. Also, if we want to format those in terms of lakhs and crores instead of thousands and millions, making the switch is much easier when commas are not manually inserted by users. Saravask 20:54, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Indian collaboration of the week news[edit]

As mentioned in Wikiproject India newsletter of March 2007, the weekly collaboration of the Indian wikiproject has fallen from its once high feats. This message is to request the users to visit the collaboration page and help rejuvenate it.

The present collaboration of the week is Religion in India. Please go through the talk page of the article to see the proposed changes in the article. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 05:26, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Peer review/Ananthabhadram/archive1[edit]

Submitted Ananthabhadram for a peer review. Would you care to take a look? Aditya Kabir 05:34, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

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News articles?[edit]

I have been looking for news article links but I don't think anybody in this country is working on that. Can you suggest where I can get the links, say for the existing items in the Portal:India news highlights? Regards. -- P.K.Niyogi 15:07, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Title issue[edit]

In the article: Indian Armed Forces, I was wondering if the "A" of Armed and "F" of Forces should be capitalized or not (as per Manual of Style)? Thanks. Effer 21:27, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Current events/India[edit]

Thanks for your quick response. I will take a little more of your time. For a few days now, I have been doing the news in the Portal:Current events/India. Thereafter I am doing the Highlights in the same portal. These Highlights get automatically reflected in Portal:India. The news in the date-wise columns carries the news source. Earlier, I was also using the news source in the Highlights columns. However, I noticed that the Headlines in Portal:Current events do not have any news source, presumably because the details are already there in the date-wise news columns. These Headlines get reflected on the Main Page. On observing this, I have been following the present practice. Now, what would you like me to do – follow the Portal:Current events and Main Page style or deviate from it and add the source? Adding the source, isn’t much of a job because it is already there in the datewise news columns of Portal:Current events/India. Regards. -- P.K.Niyogi 02:04, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. The problem I am facing with the news highlights is that there is hardly any news stories specially developed by Wikipedians in India. Therefore, the news really does not lead any where. I am connecting it to some relevant article but these are not really news stories. Therefore, I was thinking whether we should deviate from Portal:Current events style and link it to the media. Please give it a second thought. -- P.K.Niyogi 05:41, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Map coordinates[edit]

Hi! I've used the template Template:Infobox Historic building for Watson's Hotel. Would you know why the locator dot is off base? the error is in the longitude. Thanks! =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:42, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

clickable multi locator map[edit]

Ive been working on a code to make route locator maps much more easier to create. See Grand Southern Trunk Road for an example of what ive been able to make. To be able to replicate this i need a database of coordinates of Indian cities that need to be added {{IN/C}}. Would ganeshbot be able to forage the coordinates from places from List_of_National_Highways_in_India and convert it into the required format? -- PlaneMad|YakYak 09:27, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

My thanks to Ganeshbot and its master. Ive hired Saravasak to help with the template (the code is giving me headaches). Lets hope this idea can be practically implemented as it has quite a few issues that needs ironing out. Btw ive noticed quite a few articles that have incorect coordinates, are these added automatically by your bot? The errors are showing up where the state locator maps are in use. Ive coorected quite a few places in Kl, TN and Punjab the last week -- PlaneMad|YakYak 18:36, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Karnataka-geo-stub[edit]

Hello Ganesh,
I couldn't understand why you removed the stub-templates category for {{Karnataka-geo-stub}} in this edit. The edit summary says, "rm self-reference", I am not sure what is self referencing here. Thanks, - KNM Talk 06:10, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing to WP:SELF, but the categorization in that template for Category:WikiProject Karnataka stub templates is not self-referencing. The categorization done is only for the template, and not for all the stubs to which this template is transcluded. This was done by using <noinclude> tag.
Also, while I was creating the category Category:WikiProject Karnataka stub templates, I considered Category:WikiProject India stub templates and Category:WikiProject India templates as the precedents. Please let me know if I am missing something here. - KNM Talk 06:33, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

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Move of List of India-related topics[edit]

Hello. I recently moved the article List of India-related topics to a subpage of WikiProject India, Wikipedia:WikiProject India/List of India-related topics. I think now that my move may have been premature. Given that the consensus at the AfD is overwhelmingly to keep the lists, do you think it would be a good idea to move the list back to the article mainspace? I bring up the question because ... well, there is no reason to single out the Indian list for projectification while all the others remain in the mainspace. Please let me know. Thanks, Black Falcon (Talk) 06:03, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks..[edit]

Thanks, never thought I'd be in exalted company:) — Lost(talk) 14:38, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Re; autocats[edit]

I must disagree. They're currently optional (use |autocat = no). But we should maximise their use, since they help standardise organisation of articles. For example, I've found suburb articles (which are far outside their metros) manually placed in neighborhood cats (and vice versa), and some cat names are not standardised (Category:Chennai suburbs and Category:Suburbs of Mumbai). The WP:IAP infobox organises Australian articles in a similar way. Thanks. Saravask 01:49, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
BTW, please see {{Infobox_Indian_Jurisdiction/interface}} for a preliminary model. In the Tamil wiki, you'ld replace the right-hand English variable names with the Tamil equivalents. There are some issues to be worked out, though. Saravask 02:03, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Re[edit]

Ganesh, it looks OK to me. BTW, IMO we should try and consolidate as many of the chooser templates into one page ({{Infobox Indian Jurisdiction/Parameters}} or something) so that porting the template to other wikis and keeping track of vandalism or bad edits does not become a nightmare. Regards. Saravask 03:49, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Performance[edit]

PlaneMad pointed out that the load times for articles using WP:IIJ and {{IN}} have increased. Please see our talk pages. I think that the captions might be causing some of this--several dozen labels need to be transcluded instead of coded raw. I updated {{Infobox Indian Jurisdiction/Core}} and {{Infobox Indian Jurisdiction/Interface}} (which still use transcluded captions). If you create a captioned version of {{Infobox Indian Jurisdiction/Parameters}} (do to it what you did here), then those three templates could be ported to other wikis. After this, I don't think that any major new features will be added to IIJ, so IMO there wouldn't be much need to make the code portable. Another option is to write a Perl script to interconvert between hard-coded and transcluded caption versions of IIJ. That way, if you needed to port the template, you just run the script to get transcluded captions, and we wouldn't take the performance hit. Please let me know what you think. Saravask 19:01, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Abt Tamil input system[edit]

I learned that you wanted to have the phonetic input system in Tamil from Ragibji's page. I had written to Tamil wikipedia about Tamil input system at the same time I wrote to Bangla. The ambassador to Nepal Bhasa from Tamil is Natkeeran. I had informed him as well. Anyway, I had developed a transliteration code for Tamil at new:Translitta.js by directly transliterating the original code in Devnagari. Please modify it and incorporate the code in monobook.js. Also, please notify the people at Kannada wikipedia about this system as they are the only ones who havent responded to the Phonetic input suggestions till date. Thanks. --Eukesh 21:49, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Collaboration on Karnataka WikiProject[edit]

Hello Ganesh,
I see that you have listed yourself as one of the participants of WikiProject Karnataka. I request you to take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Karnataka/Collaboration and its discussion page. Please feel free to make the necessary changes/additions in the collaboration page, as most of the other participants seem to be relatively new to this. Also, your inputs in the discussion page are much appreciated. Thank you - KNM Talk 07:57, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Script[edit]

So, did the phonetic script work for Tamil wiki?

Do you have any other bot scripts? I'm thinking about writing one for enriching the chemical elements stuff -- found a csv db for 110 elements. Also, I got some other dbs for national health data from WHO ... only lacking time to finish the scripts.

BTW, are you based in the bay area? I'll be interning there for summer ... :) --Ragib 04:45, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Bharuch[edit]

re: I noticed you were trying to fix the IE display problem. I have asked Saravask to take look at the issue. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 20:04, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Good, I left a note with CBDunkerson, but he's been wikimissing since the 23rd. One way or another we'll get to the bottom of it. // FrankB 21:39, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

'Regulars'[edit]

'Regulars' should know better than to remove cited content without so much as even enquiring about it on the talk page. Also, I didnt see anybody point out the essay to the 'regular' in question when he splashed some templates on my page as recently as a couple of days ago. Or am I not 'regular' enough? Sarvagnya 01:05, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

And... as an aside.. I'm not really sure I agree with what the essay says. I for one, strongly believe that we shouldnt use templates against newbies. In my opinion, templates can overwhelm newbies very easily. And regulars, being regulars, should have the sense and wisdom to understand why they're being 'templated'. In this case, it was a rank bad case of vandalism and the vandal got what he deserved. That he chose to sulk by trying to call it a content issue and by personally attacking me is a different thing. Sarvagnya 09:06, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Your message[edit]

Thanks Ganesh. I'll keep your advice in mind. Meanwhile, can you please take a look at Image:Serfoji amarasimha Tanjore.jpg and let me know whether you can help with the issue? thanks Parthi talk/contribs 03:32, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

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Re[edit]

Pog selection removed, since we should drop non-essential features and improve performance. I have no idea about Bhuruch; it looks like other people are working on it. Regards. Saravask 13:06, 1 May 2007 (UTC)