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Hi,

I'm trying to make an Arabic version of Ganeshbot, to upload stubs on Indian towns at Arabic wikipedia. However, how does the latitude-longitude works? Those parameters are not included in the census-based database you've sent me. --Soman 08:20, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Re

Ganesh, India has over 640,000 cities, towns, and villages. It is not far-fetched to believe that there is another "Kochi" lurking somewhere in that list of 640,000 names. If we followed the Wikipedia:Naming conventions (city_names)#Australia convention, we won't need to constantly schlep articles back and forth between (city name), (India) and (city name), (state name) in order to obey an unnecessarily convoluted ruleset. As usual, the Australians have devised the simplest and most logical system, and we should use it. We can also start a discussion about it on WT:INWNB. Thanks. Saravask 22:06, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Location

Unfortunately, their thing seems to be manual--we just have to play around with the x and y to get the dot to match the locator in, say, this. Maybe we can request that they write auto-locator code based on coords. It's a good idea, though. Saravask 04:15, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Re:Kaziranga Map

Copied from Talk:Kaziranga_National_Park Since state locator maps are being used for other geographical articles, this article should be no exception. With the Assam base map, can the India base map (showing Assam) be also included at the upper left corner, like many other articles (eg Kolkata)?--Dwaipayan (talk) 03:44, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Same as Dwaipayan. Need to have India map in inset. Amartyabag TALK2ME 04:55, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

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Planemad asked me for the same thing. AFAIK, he wanted to add a "landmark" type that would hide the title bar and all fields except the locator map. I thing it's a good idea, since it will cut down on duplication of maintenence effort. The reason it hasn't been added yet is that I forgot about it. I can start helping to add it tomorrow. Saravask 07:42, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Please see Planemad's comment. Maybe it would be better to modify either Planemad's {{Infobox Indian Landmark}} (per his suggestion). Or we could modify {{Infobox Protected area}} directly, allowing it to accept accept ready-drawn maps with insets, locator dots, etc. Saravask 18:33, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Syntax page

Ganeshk, I need your experience with Indian cities articles in order to fill in the "Sources" column in Template:Infobox_Indian_Jurisdiction/Syntax. This will really help newer Indian WPians find info about their cities and contribute it to WP. Planemad and I have already added some. Thanks. Saravask 06:12, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Gujarat map

Hi Ganesh. Thanks for the information. I'll try what you have said. Will contact you if any problems occur. - Aksi_great (talk) 06:48, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

Thank you. Just fixed some of the infoboxes. Jisha (Talk) 10:36, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

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Image question

That answer helps a lot, Thanks a lot Ganesh :) --viggu 01:30, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

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Image Copyrights

Hi Ganesh, I have question, I was trying to update some old photos of Tamil leaders, trying to get hold of online image search, and posting it in wiki with concerned image citation, but I get warning not to post un-copyrighted images, For example, in the bio-page of Karunanidhi I tried to upload of photo of him from this page, [1], Same as the case for Anna, JJ, Periyar. Are I am allowed to do so? How can I get copyrighted images to make it legal free, Candid Comments appreciated --viggu 22:26, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Narsingi

Dear Ganeshk, The geographic coordinates of Narsingi are incorrect. It is panchayat in Rangareddi district. The located area in the map is in Medak district. Please correct the mistake.

RAJASEKHAR A.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rajasekhar1961 (talkcontribs) 07:58, 19 May 2007.

Hi

Hi Ganesh.. Sorry I could not reply to your message before as I am not active these days. I have now left a message on that user's page. Meanwhile, can you have a look at this edit. The user's name does not show up properly in the members list. It shows up as User:ExampleLost(talk) 02:46, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Bot

Hi Ganesh. I would like to run a simple bot to populate articles. Could you help me create one? This is what I plan.

Script picks out the template text file which contains the text and variables. The text file would be something like this:

<tt> '''$name''' is a neighbourhood in [[Mumbai]]. It is located at {{coor d|$lat|N|$long|region:IN_type:city}}. {{infobox}} [[category:Mumbai neighboruhoods]] </tt>

The variables should be picked up from a comma separated file. Where name,lat,long, etc are defined in rows.

Is this possible? Thanks! =Nichalp «Talk»= 08:44, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Re:Sumibot

Hi Ganesh, Please see [2]. Please let me know if you need more details. --(Sumanth|Talk) 04:04, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for posting a new request. A very useful feature to have.--(Sumanth|Talk) 08:03, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

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location maps

Would you consider dual licensing your edits to {{location map}} and related template under the cc-by 2.5? (I know youu dual-license under a bunch of licenses, including cc-by 2.0. Unfortunately 2.5 isn't on the list, and I have no idea if they're compatible) This way I could use them on the english wikinews. Happy editing. Bawolff 01:12, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

wikinews is not licensed under the GFDL. see m:Wikinews/License Bawolff 23:22, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
I have added {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Future}} to my userpage. That template should take care of existing CC licenses (until 3.0) and the future ones. Thanks for the information about the Wikinews licensing. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 01:11, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

WP:INCINE tagging

I've just finished tagging the categories for Indian cinema. I just posted to the project talk page asking someone to review the category list, but no one's replied to anything I've posted to WT:INCINE before. Of course, I have to make one change to the bot before I can tag articles, and I don't know when I'll get to it, so there's no big rush. Ingrid 20:28, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

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Block request

A few posters in Talk:Mudaliar (the current version is http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Mudaliar&oldid=135832792 ) need to be blocked indefinitely. The last four posters plus whoever added stuff originally present in that section (about to sleep, so not in a position to do too much research) Tintin 18:11, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Semiprotecting might also be a good idea. Tintin 18:12, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
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Mudaliar article

Hi Ganeshk,

Please block 203.101.45.171 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · edit filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log). See this [3], [4],[5], [6] he has been repeatedly hurling abuses at other users which has now escalated the situation. I have complained to many admins (for example admin Isotrope23 (talk · contribs) regarding this but nobody bothers as they don't understand Tamil. This user has already been blocked multiple times for this issue. His ip must be blocked else ppl are just going to trash the article. Baccarat 18:43, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

I have blocked that IP. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 18:48, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Ganesh, I appreciate it.Baccarat 18:59, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

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Your edit to Sengunthar

Hi Ganesh,

You have deleted a lot of the references which different editors have provided. Not all of them were google searches. A few were, this was just to prove that I was not manufacturing anything and whatever I was quoting really does exist in the book. The topic itself is very touchy but all my references are valid academic citations. Moreover these are not meant to be defamatory as the Devadasi article itself is controversial. Please read through the article. Most of the articles are valid academic citations and research books which quote ample references. For example: Devadasi in Tamil is known as Devaradiyar which means servant of god as the former does in Sanskrit. In recent times this word has been deteriorated to refer to a fallen woman in Tamil. This exact word does occur in the reference,

Weaver Folk Traditions as a Source of History Vijaya Ramaswamy,Indian Economic & Social History Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, 47-62 (1982): [7]

There are many websites like sage publications where you can read this reference. But most of them can be accessed only from Universities, Public Libraries for free. Otherwise you need to subscribe. This is the reason I gave the google link to show that the words have not been altered: Check [8]

This is a valid academic citation recognized by the Govt. of India and the author(who was a Professor of History at the Delhi University) provides ample references.I have removed the google links as you said and have left the other references intact. Thanks. Baccarat 14:10, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Need help with two articles within the scope of Indian cinema project

Dabboo Ratnani needs a proper bio, an infobox, and of course a complete list of celebrities who appeared through the years on his famous calendar. The sample image from his calendar also needs more critical commentary with references. Ananthabhadram needs quite some work, too, though I can't really pinpoint the problems yet. Aditya Kabir 06:32, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Merge

can u merge two articles about Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Ponmudi(Trivandrum) and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Naveenpf (talkcontribs) 13:07, 9 June 2007 (UTC).

Hinduism template

Im really against multiple boxes called with one set of {{}}. Either use separate templates for each project, or have the subprojects within its parent box (and not above or below it). Can you visit Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Hinduism#Template and give your thoughts on this? Shinhan 15:47, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

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Requesting your help/guidance

Hi Ganesh, Some edit wars have been going on in the pages Andhra Pradesh and Telugu script. I've initiated discussions to resolve them. But I couldn't find any senior editors/admins (or even a good number of normal users) to particiapte in those discussions. I do not know any other admins who are experts in Andhra pradesh related topics.I thought that you would have some basic understanding. Could you please help in resolving these issues or atleast request some expert to get involved?

  1. Talk:Andhra_Pradesh#Requesting_comments_on_Uttarandhra
  2. Talk:Telugu_script#.22Telugu_Kannada_script.22 --(Sumanth|Talk) 05:57, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Hi Ganesh, nanrigal for your comments at my RfA. Let me know if I can help or if I mess up anywhere. Cheers Shyamal 03:30, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

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Hi. Talking you after the Wikicamp 2007. I request you to please have a look at: Sharing my thoughts. Any news about Sundar. Regards. --Bhadani (talk) 17:23, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

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Help needed

Hi Ganesh, I'm wondering if you could help with some technical issues. User:Dore chakravarty is having trouble using Indian scripts. He has been able to download "Baraha" but is still facing some problems. I can't even make out what the problem presently is, but he has left two message on my talk-page which you can read. Do help if possible. Regards, ImpuMozhi 13:11, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

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Hi

Hello Ganesha, how are you? Whenever you have the time, can you merge Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Hinduism with WT:HNB just as you did with the respective Indian pages. Thanks! GizzaDiscuss © 00:20, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

An Auto-archive bot would also help! However, I'm not sure how frequently it should archive. Take into account that HNB is less active than INB so some topics may go unnoticed for some time. Thank you once again. GizzaDiscuss © 05:55, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

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