User talk:Geniac

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Hi Geniac[edit]

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helow sir i dn't know how to update or create an article n wikipedia can you help me out please Mridul1112 (talk) 03:00, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
@Mridul1112:: To update an article, click the Edit button. To create an article, Wikipedia:Your first article is a great guide for new users. Is there something in particular you're trying to do? --Geniac (talk) 03:37, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Re: removed comment on WP:ENB[edit]

Hi Geniac, just wanted to follow up on your comment you posted and then removed from the Education Noticeboard. At Wiki Ed, we all share your frustration around the classes that didn't go well last term, and I posted another update today about additional changes we've put in place to hopefully head off the majority of problems this term. With regard to your specific point about lack of editing experience on the part of the instructor, I want to share what we've learned. We've worked with more than 600 classes in the U.S. and Canada, very few of which were taught by instructors with extensive editing experience themselves. The vast majority of courses taught by instructors without extensive editing experience still add high-quality content to Wikipedia if they follow our guidelines; the trick is ensuring they *do* follow them, and that's where a handful of classes went awry last term. Does having an experienced editor teach a class help the student editors in that class succeed? Absolutely, but we've found it's not a prerequisite for successfully adding high-quality content to Wikipedia through a class assignment. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:19, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

@LiAnna (Wiki Ed): If instructor experience is such a non-concern, why is it a discussion point with instructors of large classes? (User:Helaine (Wiki Ed)/Course onboarding checklist).
My frustration is not just at lack of instructor experience, it's with with lack of discussion, addressing, or even acknowledgement that somebody might have a problem with a proposed course. My concern was completely ignored and overridden.
One of the course instructor rights requests I questioned was for this course. I see that it fails a few points of the Course onboarding checklist:
  • "The students will still be in the class for at least a week after they publish live article": On 4/27, sandboxes go live, which is the last class of the course.
  • "students working off-wiki to develop content": What does "Each group will turn in an MS Word outline (2 pages maximum) of their site." mean?
  • "does not address plagiarism and copyright violations": I see nothing in the timeline about an in-class discussion of these two topic, which have been ongoing issues with classes.
So why was this course given the greenlight? --Geniac (talk) 23:42, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
I absolutely agree that course is problematic — my staff has been working with the team at the University of Michigan on getting the assignment changed, as it clearly has flaws (the university librarian who's helping with the course is out of the office until Monday, though, so the changes haven't taken affect yet). The note about instructor's experience level is just what I said above — if the course is led by a very experienced editor, that's ideal, and it pretty much trumps any of the other considerations on the checklist. But those experienced editors who are also instructors are few, so the checklist is more for making sure classes taught by non-Wikipedian instructors follow best practices we've seen from our experience. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 01:49, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
So since it is this obvious there are problems with the course, why was it given the greenlight?
And if, as is evidently the case, a problematic course can be accepted without a pause, without discussion, without addressing or even acknowledgment of any obvious problems, why bother going through the dog and pony show of making instructors request course instructor rights? Why not just create a make a subpage, Wikipedia:Education noticeboard/Course instructor right requests, and grant rights to anybody able to sign their name? --Geniac (talk) 02:59, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
I'd rather have every class have a course page, so it's transparent to the community what is going on and so it's easier to track which users are editing from that class, than it is to have the instructor do the assignment anyway but without a course page (which is what happens when they aren't granted the instructor right). So we do our best to work with the instructors to make sure the assignment is good for Wikipedia. I agree with you that the current process for having to grant user rights to be transparent is pretty terrible, and as Sage commented here, we're hoping to replace the extension with a new system in the future. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:53, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld[edit]

You said you removed some information from Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld. I am she and I only added facts about me that are, well, factual. Please advise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kermitgal (talkcontribs) 00:17, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Kermitgal: Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it. The Self-published or questionable sources as sources on themselves section of Wikipedia's verifiability policy basically says that if something like a date of birth is published by the subject of an article through their own website or social media, then that may be used as a source for that information. I found this tweet which confirms a month and day of March 21, but no age or year of birth is stated. --Geniac (talk) 01:14, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Geniac here is my official IMDB with my birthday and year: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kermitgal (talkcontribs) 01:24, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Kermitgal: Sorry, but IMDb isn't acceptable because much of the information there is user-submitted. If you are Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, and you have no problem with people knowing your date of birth, the easiest way of doing this would be to tweet the complete date including year, then we could use that as a source. --Geniac (talk) 01:37, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Geniac Great! Here it is: Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it! -- Kermitgal 01:41, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the guidance. Rajeshbieee (talk) 08:54, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Kindly don't edit urvashi's page otherwise we will have to sue you Genial — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:23, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Interview for The Signpost[edit]

This message is being sent to you as a member of WikiProject Death

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Death for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Thanks, Rcsprinter123 (report) @ 19:47, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

One of the poorer project summaries on the projects that I have seen, pity there wasnt more substance to it, as the process of putting it together is much more than what shows up in the report... The current actives might have been yourself (?) or boneyard, but if i had noticed have put a totally different angle on it. Ol'Factory in a sense did more for the project than anyone, by creating wikipedia wide categories, but as he doesnt touch project space - a vast sea of red tagged talk page categories - he really deserve more than yourself or boneyard who came later - also polinossis's work on the portal should have been acknowledged. Oh well, thats wikipedia for you... satusuro 03:57, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Project Ara page[edit]

I've placed the link to Project Ara community for developers at Why is it removed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gunnaracm (talkcontribs) 19:01, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

@Gunnaracm:: I didn't remove that link from that article; Goldi187 did, so you should probably ask them. --Geniac (talk) 01:53, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

D. Ramanaidu[edit]

Hi Geniac -- You appear to have added a PoV tag to the article on D. Ramanaidu without explaining what the nature of the problem is. The subject has recently died, and the article is being considered for the "Recent Deaths" listing of "In the News" on the main page. I wonder if you could clarify what the remaining problems are on the article's talk page, or remove the tag if they've now been fixed. Many thanks! Espresso Addict (talk) 17:59, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

@Espresso Addict: POV has since improved slightly, but enough to remove the tag, so I have. --Geniac (talk) 22:47, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Mahesh Babu[edit]

I have nothing posted wrong about maheshbabu in wikipedia. He is superstar of telugu cinema that everybody knows.And his movie 1:nenokkadine tops no.1 in IMDB. I dont know why you are removing my edit.And your turn. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nikhil789654 (talkcontribs) 13:24, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@Nikhil789654: I don't know what you're talking about. I have only edited the Mahesh Babu article once, in this edit in 2011. --Geniac (talk) 22:03, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Aas Mohammad[edit]

Thanks for catching

He's very active. DENY would have us keep this even out of SPI at this point, not to mention the waste of resources examining and archiving the SPI each time. But, he's using lots of odd names and ways. Plus, we need to keep a record somewhere for a global lock. I just blocked 7 new ones today. How about we just keep a list at User:Anna Frodesiak/Orange sandbox and wait until there are lots and then file a big group at the SPI just for the record? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:42, 21 February 2015 (UTC)


We now have a global lock on all listed there up till now. We should still list future cases there for the occasional mass filing at the SPI. New items added to that list will be added to the global lock request page. This will help the folks at commons. They delete the images but will not have to do the blocks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:17, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Sounds good. He's a tricky one to catch because of the variety of usernames and the walled gardens of userpages he creates. --Geniac (talk) 02:43, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Well, we can search quite well. I think it would be impossible for him to make promotional pages that aren't discovered. If he has any brains at all, he'll stop. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Commons deletion nomination vs. speedy tagging[edit]

I noticed that you nominated rather than speedy tagged. The nomming does give the automatic notification to the uploader, but also creates the deletion request page. In this case, it is so uncontroversial that a speedy tag could really save resources, so is worth considering. I speedy tag all the time. Most of the time I notify the uploader, but in extreme cases, like this one I don't bother. Here is some of the stuff I use at commons from my junkbox:

{{speedy|Non-PD-Textlogo, so not permitted}}
{{speedy|Logo, so not allowed here. Permitted version at enwp.}}
{{speedy|Blatantly out of [[Commons:PS]]}}
{{speedy|Promotional image/logo uploaded by now-blocked English Wikipedia editor}}
{{speedy|Out of [[Commons:Project scope|project scope]]: [[COM:ADVERT|Promotional image/logo]] uploaded by now-blocked English Wikipedia editor}}
{{delete|reason=[[COM:SCOPE|Out-of-scope]] as non-educational. Possible child protection issues.|subpage=File:FILENAMEFILENAMEJPGJPG|year=2013|month=July|day=25}}
==Your image upload(s)==
Hello. I've nominated/tagged the following for deletion:
The file(s) appear to be a copyright violation. Please only upload images that you own. Thanks, ~~~~
The file(s) appear to be out of [[Commons:Project scope|project scope]]. ~~~~
Mmmm... I see your point. Commons:Deletion policy#Out of scope says that files that very clearly fall outside of scope can be speedied. I'll do so. I have a similar collection of commonly used tags and edit summaries stored in a text file for easy copy-pasting. --Geniac (talk) 16:01, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for February 26[edit]

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Fixed. --Geniac (talk) 11:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Looks like Sadman's sockpuppet on this article![edit]

Kanak Chapa, I've been tagging these articles for a while-this guy who made it also deleted tons of prods by Sadman also...Wgolf (talk) 04:51, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. --Geniac (talk) 05:02, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Welcome-I'm finding more possible ones and I did add one to the report, there could be more even! Wgolf (talk) 17:29, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Adah Sharma Page[edit]

Hi Geniac, I am the official Media Representative of Indian Actress Adadh sharma . Her Date of birth is 1991 . that always changing in her page . so am changing the date and also adding her movie information. for any othe quareys mail me at  : . Tahank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Manoj4334 (talkcontribs) 04:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

@Manoj4334: No, I will not be emailing you with any queries. Wikipedia doesn't work that way. Please read Wikipedia:Verifiability; any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation. Please also read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest; do not edit Wikipedia in your own interests or in the interests of your external relationships. If you have any questions about Wikipedia's policies or guidelines, please ask. Thank you. --Geniac (talk) 05:09, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Edit in Roma Asrani[edit]

Hello Geniac,

regarding the edit in Roma page : this information is given by Roma only through her friend. I ll send him web link & confirm again.

then another edit was about : She didn't act in movie doubles. I m watching that movie to confirming it.

please do email : for fast communication. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Niyazsky (talkcontribs) 20:20, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

@Niyazsky: No, I will not be emailing you. It doesn't matter what information is given by anybody through any friend. That's not how Wikipedia works. Please read Wikipedia:Verifiability; any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation. If you have any questions about Wikipedia's policies or guidelines, please ask. Thank you. --Geniac (talk) 20:23, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Urvashi Rautela[edit]

Hi Geniac you again add dethron of urvashi rautela.

I am the artist manager of urvashi rautela in real life . And some body unwanted way put wrong content in wikipedia. No body as human being love to write negative about any person and it really affect her career as she is upcoming public figure. Why to write for a women who is growing in her career as dethrown better remove that content totally.

Watch the video

Mar 2, 2015, 12.00AM IST TNN posted news on leading news paper times of india

Read the article ( If she was dethrown then times of india wont write Miss Universe India 2012 in paper or in epaper. Ahmedabad celebrates the best of food Mar 2, 2015, 12.00AM IST TNN Ahmedabad's most eagerly awaited annual event, the Times Food Awards 2015, just got bigger and better this year! On a pleasant evening, all roads led to the Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad, the hospitality partner for the event. Bollywood heartthrob Ali Fazal and the gorgeous Urvashi Rautela, actress and Miss Universe India 2012, were the chief guests for the evening. The best of food in Ahmedabad was honoured and the guests also got to sample the tastiest food available in the city under one roof. This year, the awards were decided by food lovers, who took part in an online poll on to choose the best in the business.

My personal email: Urvashi email: Urvashi Rautela <>

You can cross check through mail too. Humble request either keep positive update but dont again readd negative things for a women who is respected and in public figure.

Thanking you, Regards Prashant On behalf of Urvashi Rautela — Preceding unsigned comment added by ImUrvashiRautela (talkcontribs) 07:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

@ImUrvashiRautela: No, I will not be emailing you or Urvashi, thank you. I prefer to discuss Wikipedia on Wikipedia for transparency. Regarding her dethroning, please read Wikipedia:Verifiability; any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation. In this case, we have a source that clearly states, "Urvashi Rautela was dethroned due to controversy over her age". Please also read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest; do not edit Wikipedia in your own interests or in the interests of your external relationships. Wikipedia's guidelines strongly discourage COI editing. The safest way to avoid it is simply to never make direct edits to live articles. That doesn't mean your contributions are unwelcome. Instead of direct editing, propose changes on the article's talk page, get editors to review them, discuss any issues, and let others make the changes. If you have any questions about Wikipedia's policies or guidelines, please ask. Thank you. --Geniac (talk) 12:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Nusrat Jahan article[edit]

I tried to include some reliable references and I added them into the article....I'm sure about the authenticity of that, that's why I added. Still If you think that It should not be on the article, then You User:Geniac have right to delete it :) thank you.Suman420 (talk) 15:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

@Suman420: I only meant the unsourced date of birth. I did not review the references you added for other information. --Geniac (talk) 15:43, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Kelly Shibari[edit]

  • FYI: I re-created this article. I have no idea how it looked when it was deleted back in 2013, but...she has done notable things outside of pornography since then; for example, she is the first plus-size model to have appeared on the cover of Penthouse Forum. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 10:59, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Re-added sourced statement.[edit]

I just want to inform you about a sourced statement which I believe you have mistakenly removed from Waheed Murad. I have added it again. Regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:38, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

RE: March 2015[edit]

Hello there, the source I got for Vijay Raghavendra was this. I hope this is suitable as a valid reference. Thanks. (talk) 20:13, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Meera (actress)[edit]

It was started by a different person and removed by another (although I'm pretty sure its the same guy and did do a SPI already) Wgolf (talk) 21:05, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

WP:DEPROD says, "If anyone, including the article creator, removes a {{proposed deletion/dated}} tag from an article, do not replace it, even if the tag was apparently removed in bad faith." So it doesn't matter if the remover isn't the article creator, right? --Geniac (talk) 21:08, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Kalyani Potdar:[edit]

I reverted back to the original prod, also by the same user: Sippy Grewal (when I first read the name I thought it was a hoax article), Khushboo Grewal, B. K. Adarsh, Sheila Ramani, Harsukh Jagneshwar Bhatt, Jai Karoli Maa Wgolf (talk) 02:01, 6 April 2015 (UTC)