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Re: your note[edit]

Thanks, Ganesh. It feels good to be back! Congrats on your successful RfA; I regret not being around at the time to document my strong appreciation of your contributions to Wikipedia. AreJay 13:03, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Hindu Links[edit]

I made a template: {{Hindu Links}}

Welcome to WikiProject Hinduism

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.

maybe you can improve it and help spread the word. Can you make the gray part orange on the top?--D-Boy 21:03, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


i think your deletion on Medha Patkar was unnessary. I will give you links to articles published in India Today, Indian Express and other magazines. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Love India (talkcontribs)

Re: Hindi translation on articles[edit]

Hi Ganesh! How are you finding the new admin tools? Anyway the anon you mentioned was removing the Hindi translations for several articles & so I blanket reverted all of his edits. I agree that the translation doesn't seem to be required there anyway. Another anon (talk · contribs) has removed the translation so no problem :). Cheers --Srikeit (Talk | Email) 04:48, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Endless Gratitude[edit]

Ganesh, thank you so much for creating the Paul Collins disambiguation page. It's because of wonderful people like you that complete illiterates such as myself can live relatively productive lives. You are a good egg.--Jennifer

Template:Infobox movie certificates[edit]

Can you insert India into this template? The code is too complicated for me.--D-Boy 23:14, 24 June 2006 (UTC)


Great work on the India locator. But re border: if it's the main template, then what explains this? Saravask 01:45, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Ganeshbot's bot flag[edit]

Hi. Per Carnildo's approval [1], I have granted your bot a bot flag. Regards, Redux 02:52, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Congrats on the bot status!! We will now hopefully see many more Indian cities and towns represented here - Lost 11:38, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Locator map accuracy[edit]

Wow! Great job Ganeshk. This bot is a *enormous* contribution to India related articles. I have a very minor concern about the accuracy of the Locator map though. E.g., Alot, supposed to be in the Ratlam district, is shown deep inside the Mandsaur district on the map. Of course, this doesn't matter hugely, but it would be great if the accuracy can be improved somehow. deeptrivia (talk) 18:48, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Something wrong with these statistics[edit]

"Auraiya has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate."

Obviously, something's wrong here. deeptrivia (talk) 18:59, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

PS: Same thing's happening on other articles, e.g., Atul. deeptrivia (talk) 19:03, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Oh, that's what it meant! To me it strongly suggested that male literacy is 56%, female literacy is 44%, and overall literacy is 71%. IMO, the intended meaning will be hard to figure out for many people. Don't you think it would be more useful to give male and female literacy rates? That's the standard practice I guess deeptrivia (talk) 19:16, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Something like,

TOWNNAME has an average literacy of {total literates/total population * 100} %, higher/lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of {total male literates/total male population * 100} %, and female literacy of {total female literates/total female population * 100} %

Should be fine I guess. deeptrivia (talk) 19:28, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

The Bhadreswar article seems to have the same problem. Did you change the formulae for calculation of male and female literacies (see above) ? Hopefully it isn't a lot of work. deeptrivia (talk) 21:57, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Yep, it's perfect. Thanks :) deeptrivia (talk) 22:35, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Regarding livermore temple[edit]


 I have uploaded the livermore temple picture to the commons area. What is the advantage of doing that?


Bot problems[edit]

Your bot is creating a lot of articles - which is making it hard to patrol Special:Newpages. i know your articles are guaranteed legitimte or good, but it's time-consuming to try to pick your bot out from the rest of the articles. Is there some way to hide your bot's edits? I wish it was like Special:Recentchanges where you could show or hide bots... Hbdragon88 04:23, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations for Ganeshbot[edit]

Barnstar-lightbulb3.png The Technology Barnstar
In honour of your work in getting Ganeshbot up and running to create innumerable stubs on Indian towns. Blnguyen

Ganeshbot: Thanks and suggestions for punctuation[edit]

I like the work that the Ganeshbot is doing in generating articles on Indian geography. But I think it needs to be changed a little for punctuation and usage.

_____ has an average literacy rate of __%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of __% and female literacy of __%. __% of the population is under 6 years of age.

There are two problems here: first with the semi-colon, the second with starting the last sentence with a numeral-as-digit rather than with a numeral-as-word.

The semi-colon has two main uses. One is to unite two complete sentences with similar meaning. The other is to serve as a form of clarifying punctuation when there are clauses with commas that need to be separated. Neither works here. The best thing would be just to use a colon

_____ has an average literacy rate of __%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is __%, and female literacy is __%.

In formal writing, sentences should not start with digits; instead, they should start with the numbers spelled out as words. (Note that I used a semi-colon to join two complete sentences in the previous example.) Maybe the easiest thing here would be to start the sententenc by repeating the name of the town

In _____, __% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Do these comments seem reasonable to you? Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for me. Interlingua talk 04:32, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Bhavangar Map[edit]

Hi Ganesh,

Done ! Thanks for your help.

Gurudatt 18:21, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

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Map accuracy[edit]

Hi Ganesh, I also saw an Arunanchal town indicator map that looked more like in Assam (a greater part of the circle seemed to be on that side of the border). But actually, I don't think it really matters -- this is just an indicator, and on that scale, with that big a dot, we shouldn't really be worried about high accuracy. Thanks for addressing so many of my concerns. deeptrivia (talk) 02:51, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Halt the bot[edit]

Please halt the bot. It is violating the provisions of Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub Sorting. -Ambuj Saxena (talk) 06:25, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Ambuj, Can you please explain what it is violating? My IP is blocked too. The program is stopped now. Can someone please unblock my IP which gets autoblocked? - Ganeshk (talk) 06:37, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

What is your IP, Ganesh? -- Samir धर्म 06:39, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Um, Ganesh, you were probably autblocked because the bot uses the same IP as you do. You need the IP address to undo the collateral IP block. As you are an admin you can unblock yourself and your IP, but I heard there is a malfunctionthat has stopped admins from self-unblocking, so what is the IP address.?Blnguyen | rant-line 06:40, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

How is it now? -- Samir धर्म 06:41, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
I am good. Thank you very much guys! I am still waiting for Ambuj to explain what went wrong? My guess would be that I did not propose state level stub templates before using. :) - Ganeshk (talk) 06:44, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes. The Wikiproject requires that any new stub proposals should first be suggested to the WikiProject for approval. Even Nirav has had a bad experience with this provision. See WP:WSS/P for details. -Ambuj Saxena (talk) 06:50, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Ambuj, Okay no problem. Thanks for checking up. Let me follow the policy and create a proposal. Me honestly thinks it is such a waste of time since I followed the naming convention of the rest of the states that have already been approved. But will do it. - Ganeshk (talk)
It looks like a waste of time, but it was done to manage the ever increasing stub-templates, some being created for so small categories that the editors in the Wikiproject found it pointless. Try to make a consolidated proposal for all such categories to be created. Hopefully there will be no problem. — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 07:10, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
I understand. - Ganeshk (talk) 07:13, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Technical issue apart, it's a great work; I'd even term it as noble when it creates articles on subjects like A.Vellalapatti. But, can't you use the <ref> template? -- Sundar \talk \contribs 07:54, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Oh, I see. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 08:45, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Hello Ganesh - Everything is fine with me - I only stopped the bot because Ambuj said it was malfunctioning. Regards, Blnguyen | rant-line 00:26, 28 June 2006 (UTC).

A request[edit]

Can you run this for Tamil Wikipedia as well? (I had this plan to take TN districts data from to auto-create articles.) By the way, I'm using your data in the existing article on Ettayapuram. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 08:50, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Editing Kolkata[edit]

There is nothing in the world named as Sundarbans National Park.It does not separate Kolkata from the Bay of Bengal.A large area of hinterland exists between Kolkata and Bay of Bengal.Sundarbans is not an integrated landmass.Rather it is a conglomerate of hundreds of small and large islands. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Amitsanyal34 (talkcontribs)

A Technicality[edit]

Hi. It's just a technicality, but in your entry at Wikipedia:Bots/Approval log, in the section dedicated to your bot, you entered that I approved your bot [2]. Actually, I didn't. Approval is granted by someone from the Approvals group. I'm not in it. As a Bureaucrat, my job is to grant the flag only iff and when the bot receives final approval from someone in the approvals group. Your bot was actually approved by both Carnildo and Martin (Bluemoose). Redux 21:30, 27 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Ganesh, an anon just re-added the Hindi translation to this article [3]. Thought I'd give you a heads-up. Cheers --Srikeit (Talk | Review me!) 10:45, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

and another has reverted back [4] --Srikeit (Talk | Review me!) 12:30, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Locator maps[edit]

We have a problem regarding the infobox locator maps. The location of Amritsar has shifted to Pakistan. Darjeeling too appears a little too much to the east. =Nichalp «Talk»= 19:02, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

It still looks like it goes over the border. I think it has to do with the curvature of the earth perhaps? I'll check the corordinates. =Nichalp «Talk»= 19:02, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


Yes, I imported the code so that we could remove the ugly white border. I think for now we should try our own customization before going back to using the original. Thanks. Saravask 22:05, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

A mistake[edit]

Your bot has created this "Indian Telephone Industry. --Emijrp 10:14, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


I, =Nichalp «Talk»= award Ganeshk this barnstar for his work in getting the infoboxes and maps together. =Nichalp «Talk»= 13:33, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
I =Nichalp «Talk»=, award Ganeshk with The BoNM for his endless India-related contributions! =Nichalp «Talk»= 13:33, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Clickable cities[edit]

Hi Ganesh! Could you see of this is possible: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject India Maps#Multiple location clickable map? =Nichalp «Talk»= 16:19, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Bot edits[edit]

1 SGM & 3 STR are names of real places?? =Nichalp «Talk»= 03:10, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


I'd like to learn how to make bots...i was rcp patrolling, and at first thought you had hacked or did you get a bot to place the city location in india? At one a minute? Wow! Please share. I have some computer skill in programming. JamieJones talk 04:14, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments[edit]

I am regularly contributing in the AYURVEDA article page. I am trying to write the best available material on the Ayurveda subject to make the page more readable, authentic and without any controversy. I am medical practitioner and feel difficulty to write in encyclopeadic language. So I will request you to correct the language to make it encyclopeadic. I am also contributing CLASSICAL HOMOEOPATHY page, kindly also see the page and correct the language in the encyclopedic way. You have encouraged me for the contribution. Thanks for the compliments.

User : 01:15 PM IST, 03 July 2006


Hi. Thanks for reminding. I will surely try to contribute. --Bhadani 16:42, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Tip of the day project update[edit]

Just trying to get things better organized around there. Toward that end, I've created a task list template for the project. If all the contributors to the project placed it on their user page, we could all keep in touch more easily (with announcements, alerts, etc.). It, and the latest announcements can be found at:

totd task list template

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Ganeshbot/not created[edit]

Hi Ganesh, is it possible to add the state besides the town in the not created list? I ask because a lot of people have adopted states (including me) and may like to get down to adding info to their adopted states. Its a huge list right now and very tough to find out the state that the town belongs to (especially ones with obscure names) -- Lost 07:02, 5 July 2006 (UTC)