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Arutprakasa Vallalar Chidambaram Ramalinga Swamigal

Dear GaneshK,

My new article Arutprakasa Vallalar Chidambaram Ramalinga Swamigal was a complete reconstruction from the old title Jothi Ramalinga Swamigal. For this new title I gave a regular page move option. There are another two articles on Ramalinga swamigal as Vadalur Vallalar and VADALUR VALLALAR. These two articles were in complete cleanup status as the information on those articles was against wikepedia policy. Already one article contained three warning tags. The other one is just a redirect. Thus I manually gave a redirect option on those articles main pages after deleting the contents, but I could not able to do the history merge. Please help me in this regard.--Logic riches (talk) 09:03, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks GaneshK, Its a timely help from your side. As an administrator you are doing a great job by helping others with immediate response. Regards --Logic riches (talk) 02:21, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

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WikiProject India Newsletter June 2008

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Another Award for you

Dykbb.png The Wikipedia Bot Builder Award
I award Ganeshk for making a very useful bot named Ganeshbot . Your help in creating watchlist articles for the project and the workgroups is much appreciated ( also other tasks by the bot) -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 15:24, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar-lightbulb3.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
This award is, herewith, presented to Ganeshk in appreciation of his efforts in coming up with different solutions for aiding the maintenance and regular activities of WikiProject India with the help of Mr. Smarty-Pants. Keep up the good work, mister! Mspraveen (talk) 13:00, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi Ganeshk! Yes, I can't help but share your happiness on the increased participation from Indian Wikipedians :) Though it's been only little less than 10 months here on Wikipedia, I haven't seen such a response with different activities. I guess some of the good 'ol boys of the school are back to business :)

As far as your options are concerned, they very much excite me. Just the other day, I wrote to Gppande about the points-based contest on his talk page while discussing about the newsletter. I'm sure to join hands with you with this activity. Sure, the Tag & Assess 2008 is helping on one hand with assessing those zillions of unassessed Indian articles, but an activity like points based contest following it will help improve those zillion assessed articles to noteworthy status.

I'm game for this contest and it looks like the time is right for working on it. It can be made sure that it is launched just by the time the assessors from Tag & Assess recuperate from the heavy tagging activity.
Mspraveen (talk) 14:48, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Just when I was wondering how the navigation bar of WP:India can be shortened in length, I saw you do this on the WP:Indian cinema workgroup. Thanks so much! It allows the pages to look less cluttered. Cheers! Mspraveen (talk) 03:32, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:Protected Areas of India

I was wondering why this . This will prevent the appearance of the article quality/importance list for the workgroup on the page ?? -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 06:13, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

NEW WP:INDIA workgroups

{{Talkback}} —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tinucherian (talkcontribs) 10:35, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Field parameter

I agree. We have to collect data on that. Also, I have a plan to manually add fields for articles of some categories like sports-related ones to 'sports', food-related ones to 'food', schools/colleges to 'school' etc. as these categories do not have many articles. Currently, all articles with field parameter defined can be seen from Category:India articles using field parameter. How about starting some of these projects? Which ones you would like to join? Thanks. --GDibyendu (talk) 04:03, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Chhattisgarh

Can you change the parameter for the project in {{WP India}} from chattisgarh to chhattisgarh ? -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 07:29, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

jharkand to jharkhand ? -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 07:39, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Still some issue, i guess caps needed for chhattisgarh project link

{{WP India}} -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 11:44, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: WP 1.0 bot suggestions

Thanks for you reply. Just to make sure I get this straight, having this on a page

[[Category:Physics articles by quality and importance]]
[[Category:High-importance Physics articles]]
[[Category:Stub-Class Physics articles]]

will do what I want?

Headbomb {— Write so you cannot be misunderstood.
ταλκ / Wikiproject Physics: Projects of the Week
15:07, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:INDIA Newer workgroups support

Please add the following parameters to {{WP India}} - assam , harayana , orissa , uttar .

Btw I have made a request to add the new parameter to kingbotk plugin here

-- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 04:56, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

I guess Uttar Pradesh (uttar) has to be done also -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 13:29, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi Ganeshk,

  • UN/INCPU - one redirect to delete is left over. [1]
  • The bot is approved will you let it run on the other codes?
  • could you detect whether a redirect target is dab and mark this in the log at User:Ganeshbot/UNLOC - then I can go through the pages that are dab by hand.

UN-locode2008 (talk) 17:18, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

thanks for the info, so I know what is the reason for the silence :-) best regards, enjoy your time. UN-locode2008 (talk) 10:41, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:1.0 Categories

Where can I find the Kingboy plugin for User:Kingboyk/Wikipedia_Assessments_-_Category_creation_plugin ??

Once the categories are done , do I need to dummy page like Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Bihar articles by quality , Because without that even though I ran Bihar here , it was not doing so ... -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 09:21, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnie! I just discovered WP:HUGGLE so user-friendly and easier to revert and report vandals. Thanks again! Mspraveen (talk) 13:45, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

WP 1.0 Assessment Cats creation

I am planning to file a BRFA for WP 1.0 Assessment Cats creation with TinucherianBot with your plugin .... Thoughts ?? -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 06:29, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Chennai taskforce

Thanks Ganesh, will take a look into it. Unfortunately i no longer had the free time i used to for wikipedia, so i might be a bit slow. For starters, take a look at new list of chennai divisions which i created User:Planemad/sandbox(after the recent delimitation) -- PlaneMad|YakYak 09:31, 25 June 2008 (UTC)


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i want to become a admin, and i am learning the art of wikiing. iam quite new to wikipedia. wud u help me by becoming my coach. --Gururaj nayak (talk) 07:27, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

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Enhancement of the template of WP:ASM

Wikiproject Assam has been incorpoated into {{WP India}}. So, we would like to abolish the old template {{WikiProject Assam}}. I request you to keep the old look of the template, {{WikiProject Assam}} like you did in the case of WP:WINDPA. Amartyabag TALK2ME 01:54, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Using the bot for tagging.

  • Hi Ganeshk, good idea we should be using this bot on other projects too.Im sure there are a lot of amateur photographers who would be interested in providing CC compliant photos.Maybe we can start it off with this small to me sometime...I could possibly help out.ajoy (talk) 07:43, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
Hi there. I'm looking into being able to add the parameter to templates. Would it be possible to add {{WP India|image-needed=yes|class=start|...}} or does it have to be at the end of the template? §hep¡Talk to me! 01:03, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

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Terrible merge proposal on Indies

Hi. I'm just posting here because I noticed you've been editing the India Wikiproject page a lot recently. Please help me bring this message to the attention of interested editors.

Please note Talk:Indies#Merge discussion

I'm trying to bring this to the attention of the India Wikiproject because there's a complicated merge tag up on several different articles. Indies is just one of them; it also comprises Indianized kingdom, Greater India, and Undivided India, not to mention the Indian subcontinent, which I'm particularly interested in preserving as a term of special interest to geologists. Questions from you welcome on my talk page. Yours from California, arkuat (talk) 05:43, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

I've already gone and posted an edition of this message to Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics. If only I were sure that was the right place. --arkuat (talk) 07:03, 29 June 2008 (UTC)


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geography tagging

Hi, the articles which fall under cities group need not be under geography group too. Do you agree? Thanks. --GDibyendu (talk) 08:09, 4 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi Ganesh, as per Portal:Current_events/India User:Rohit nit has been doing a good job updating the news portal on a regular basis. However the main current events portal page at Portal:Current_events/India needs some serious work. For instance, I've suggested him to continue his good work with the news events under "India in this week..." which he has been doing since the past few weeks. Now if the "Calendar" section may be modified suitably, but I was unable to provide him with suggestions because the template is highly confusing. The template also needs a lot of clean-up as well which I was unable to decipher. I must admit, this has been the only wiki template that I wasn't able to understand well. I was wondering if you can assist us in this regard. Should you have some suggestions, it would be vastly appreciated. How's the weekend going? Cheers! Mspraveen (talk) 13:10, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

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AP Portal

I have started Portal:Andhra Pradesh, your contributions will be helpfull.Vijay Sai (talk) 09:06, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

A discussion

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catergory plugin.

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I just read that you created an infobox for the 7/11 bombings in mumbai. I was reading about creating infoboxes today, but I was a bit lost on how and where to save it. The documentation thing got to me. Can you tell me how this is done? With the aligning and stuff. I got till here:

Thanks, Lihaas (talk) 02:22, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to come again. But I wasn't quite understanding the loading part. I started a "Template: Infobox XXX" and was editing it, but the stuff wasn't coming out. Then I tried the documentation, I didn't understand what to install in there.

I was wondering if it's possible, perhaps, that I create the infobox and in the Template: Infobox XXX format and then can you install it on the server? Thanks, Lihaas (talk) 00:10, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Indian podcasters

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WP 1.0 Assessment Categories creation with bot

Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Wikipedia:Bots.2FRequests_for_approval.2FTinucherianBot_4 and Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/TinucherianBot 4 . FYI -- Tinu Cherian - 05:02, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

It is finally approved :) -- Tinu Cherian - 12:03, 24 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi Ganeshk, thanks for your reply. Glad to know that you can help with this. And Vanaja (film) - thanks for your nice words. Sadly so, articles on relatively unknown films are hardly recognized and meet with few takers on the GA assessments. It is sadly been lying up there for more than 20 days now :) What's keeping you busy these days? Btw, were you supporting the N-deal (if that is of interest)? Cheers! Mspraveen (talk) 16:03, 23 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi Ganesh,

Thanks for the category creation. I noticed some this category: Category:Unassessed-Class Mumbai articles of Unknown-importance that needs to be created. Could you bot also include it in the creation? Thanks! =Nichalp «Talk»= 19:10, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

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Dubai protection

Hi Ganesh, if you have a second, could you please {{sprotect}} Dubai for me? It has become a constant target of vandals and has been vandalized at least 22 times within the past month. There have been a limited number of constructive anon edits to the article, but the vast majority have been vandal attacks. I think protecting the article to autoconfirmed users for a few weeks might help stabilize the situation. Thanks! AreJay (talk) 23:29, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Ganesh, thanks for your input and for the link. We've countered the issue so far through tools like Huggle. Hopefully, this will keep the article relatively clean in the short run. Maybe we can wait a little longer to build up some support data on anon vandal frequency and make the case, if simple rollbacks don't seem to be working at that point. Thanks AreJay (talk) 00:25, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

AWB error with the category creation plugin

I am using the new AWB, revision 3109 (2008-07-26 23:36:48) and got this errorWikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs#MissingMethodException_in_WPAssessmentsCatCreator.OurMenuItem_Click while loading the plugin -- Tinu Cherian - 06:16, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Ganeshbot use

Hi Ganesh, I was wondering if your bot could do the following for Wikproject Mumbai.

  1. Scan all articles on Wikipedia.
  2. Search for the term "Mumbai" or "Bombay" within the first 25 words of the lead.
  3. If there is a match, then list it.

After the list is generated, we could then manually weed out false positives. After that is done we could probably tag articles with WP:MUM at a much faster rate. Let me know. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 19:04, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that was what I had in mind. But there is too much of Bollywood content appearing. Is there a way of filtering out that? =Nichalp «Talk»= 09:01, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Cool, that filters it down. I went through those records and found some additional categories that could be filtered down:
  • People from Mumbai
  • Companies based in Mumbai
  • University of Mumbai alumni
  • Companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (removed this linkage to Mumbai)

For the articles in the above three cases, they would need to be evaluated on a case-to-case basis. Some examples include a Cardinal born in Mumbai and served in Karachi, a Pakistani poet born in Mumbai, but left soon after. If this filter can be done, all the remaining articles could be automatically slapped with mumbai=yes in the WP:India template. =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:21, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Need Help

I created WP 1.0 categories ( with intersection) with the category plugin for Wikipedia:WikiProject Amiga which is a child of WP:COMPUTING. {{WikiProject Computing}} is the banner and |amiga=yes|amiga-importance= is the parameter. I used Template:WikiProject Computing/Categories which is same code for Template:WP India/Categories

This is used in {{WikiProject Computing}} similar to {{WP India}}.

{{#ifeq:{{{amiga|}}}|yes| {{!}} style="background: wheat;" {{!}} [[Image:Amiga500 system1.jpg|40x40px|center]] {{!}} This {{#ifeq:{{{class|}}}|NA|non-article page|article}} is maintained by the '''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Amiga|WikiProject Amiga]]''', a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of [[Amiga]] articles on Wikipedia. <includeonly>{{WikiProject Computing/Categories|name=Amiga|class={{{class|}}}|importance={{{amiga-importance|}}}|image-needed={{{image-needed|}}}|auto={{{auto|}}}}}</includeonly> }} {{!}}- {{#switch:{{{amiga-importance}}} |Top|top|High|high|Mid|mid|Low|low= {{!}} {{{{{amiga-importance}}}-Class}} {{!}} {{#ifeq:{{{small|}}}|yes|'''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Computing/Assessment#Importance|Importance:]]''' {{{amiga-importance}}} by WikiProject Amiga|This article has been [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Computing/Assessment|rated]] as '''{{{amiga-importance}}}-importance''' for the [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Amiga|WikiProject Amiga]].}} }}

(The above code is distored here, so kindly see Template:WikiProject Computing )
But no stats are populated for other importance than Top and None...
See :

If you see Talk:AROS Research Operating System which is given Mid importance for Amiga, still populates as unknown. Same issue for early-comp and websites switches...Any idea why? -- Tinu Cherian - 08:21, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Template:WikiProject Computing/Categories is not working properly for importance parameter... Even if you have
{{WikiProject Computing|class=|importance=|amiga=yes|amiga-importance=low}}
It doesnt populate an importance category at all and goes to default unknown... {{WikiProject Computing}} -- Tinu Cherian - 06:04, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

The issue is it populates the importance category only if the |class= is non empty.

I tried this {{WikiProject Computing|class=Stub|importance=|amiga=yes|amiga-importance=low}} and it worked. Is it possible to make it populated even if |class= is empty ? -- Tinu Cherian - 06:08, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Same issue with {{WP India}} also...

Try this {{WP India|class=|kerala=yes|kerala-importance=Low}} -- Tinu Cherian - 06:13, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

I think i fixed it.. can you see if it a proper fix or a better way possible ? Diff -- Tinu Cherian - 07:35, 1 August 2008 (UTC)