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Urvashi rautela content[edit]

Hi Stardivarius, This is prashant manager of urvashi rautela who handle her all online activities and promotion. The few content was wrong and mention for un necessary reason. The ref video was upload as youtube ref. Her official website is under progress. The Rautela was subsequently dethroned is unwanted news. My email id is and Urvashi Rautela <> is the actual id of urvashi if you want cross verify you can mail her directly. ImUrvashiRautela i am trying to recorrect and update unwanted news. You can suggest how to improvise and avoid unwanted content that affect urvashi as a women who is growing public figure in India. You can check Mar 2, 2015, 12.00AM IST TNN content in leading paper

{ 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. } if she was dethroned in 2012 times of india wont mention in march 2 2015 as Urvashi Rautela, actress and Miss Universe India 2012.

So humble request please dont put back dethroned words again which affect somebody public figure career.

Regards Prashant — Preceding unsigned comment added by ImUrvashiRautela (talkcontribs) 17:12, March 3, 2015‎


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Dear Mr. Stradivarius, Having learned that I must research to be a better addition to Wikipedia, it it with great promise that I give you my word that I'll not edit nor attempt to add any articles until I feel confident enough to do so. I certainly wish to be an asset to this site and not an embarrassment. Thank you for your patience and understanding, which are both greatly appreciated. Sincerest Regard, Lady Sonia Lorraine ... LsL©.

WikiProject banners and Lua[edit]

Hello Mr. Stradivarius! Technical 13 recommended I get in touch with you for an idea I have. I'm working on WikiProject X, a project to re-design the WikiProject, and as part of that I'm working on a replacement to the WIkiProject banner system. The template I came up with, ProjectTags, removes a lot of the redundancy of having a box for each WikiProject, and will be an option for WIkiProjects that want to use it. It is intended only for WikiProjects that need nothing more than the basic article assessment system, since the goal is to present less information more clearly. Because it's intended to be minimalist, I am not about to propose requiring every WikiProject to use it. I am fine with projects that need dedicated banners because they've made them support all sorts of complex use cases, but I suspect most projects have similar use cases.

What especially will make this template shine will be the use of Lua to allow the input of multiple projects. This is far superior than the approach currently taken by {{WPBannerMeta}} of nesting templates within templates. This is where you come in—do you think this is something you would be able to help with? Any support you could offer would be tremendously wonderful. I have more information on the specification here. Thanks, Harej (talk) 19:56, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

@Harej: Sure, I can help you with this. We'll have to think about exactly what features we're going to support and how the projects will be displayed. Also we need to think about how the banner will be deployed to talk pages. Probably the best way to do that would be to have a bot substitute WikiProject banners for projects that have been converted, but this will require millions of edits, so we will need consensus among the community first. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
I'd suggest getting the Lua module written, and am willing to help if I can, first. That way it will be available for new wikiprojects. Then, I'd be happy to run a proposal for a T13bot (task list (1) · logs (actions · block · flag) · botop (e · t · c) · contribs · user rights) task to run through and convert the existing ones through WP:BAG. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 13:38, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you both for agreeing to help with this. With respect to features, I am fine with making it support more features than my current mockup (which only supports quality/priority assessments) if those features are important to most WIkiProjects, but I am reluctant to make the template support too many features. Otherwise you end up with feature creep and a massive template that is almost impossible to support. Were there additional things you two had in mind that would be useful for the template?
For deployment, I will be working on a project-by-project basis for deployment. As the creator of WikiProject Women in Technology I'm already on board; I could probably also convince my friend who runs WikiProject NIOSH to switch over (the project is brand new and it's basically one person at this point). So that's two WikiProjects right there. I think we are more likely to reach consensus if we take the slow and steady approach. Thoughts? Harej (talk) 16:31, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
@Harej and Technical 13: Thinking about this some more, I'm not sure that we should be aiming for a solution that's guaranteed to only work for a subset of projects. That would create situations like this where some projects used the new template but bigger projects stuck with their own template. That would also mean that the "Message WikiProjects" button would only reach the smaller projects, who are less likely to have editors actively watching for messages. I think a better solution would be to implement this as a MediaWiki extension. That would enable all sorts of useful features, for example rating articles directly from the article page, rating articles by selecting the rating from a drop-down menu instead of by editing a template, and having the message button default to a special page if users don't have JavaScript enabled. Doing it as an extension would also make sure that it was properly written and secure, as any updates to the extension code would need to go through code review. The sticking points would be how to get all the projects on board, and working out how to deprecate the existing banner template system. It would be more work than writing a new Lua module, but I think the end results would be worth it. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 00:08, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • An extension sounds fine to me. Even better is that by it being an extension, it can be PHP and avoid needing to use JavaScript at all. I directed Harej here with the goal of a Lua module, because I knew it was something you were good at and I was under the impression that you were already working on some kind of WP banner template to Lua conversion. If we're thinking extension instead, I'm thinking it might not be a bad idea to get a little more input from Jackmcbarn perhaps. :) — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 02:33, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
What exactly would you want the MediaWiki extension to do? Jackmcbarn (talk) 15:00, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Incidentally, I do have a proposal for a WikiProject extension for the upcoming Wikimedia Hackathon in France. The idea is to streamline a lot of the work that goes into creating and maintaining WikiProjects. My question is, can we get an extension coded and deployed in the next two months? I doubt it. Code review takes a very long time, so I am inclined to think of an extension as a long-term project.

The ProjectTags concept is a good short-term solution. I am not too worried about the larger projects keeping their own banners, so long as there is a net reduction in banner usage. (We can probably also do without the "Message WikiProject" button for the time being.) At the same time, I would like it to support as many projects as possible. What would the template need to support in order to do this? Harej (talk) 18:36, 27 April 2015 (UTC)


Jackmcbarn, Technical 13, Mr. Stradivarius: Thinking more about this, we could use a Lua-based approach that relies on tagging information inputed into Wikidata. Individual WikiProjects have Wikidata entries (see e.g. wikidata:Q8486702), so that would work nicely with such a system. It would also help facilitate a system where, for example, articles that belong in $CATEGORY are automatically tagged as part of the WikiProject if $CATEGORY is tagged by that WikiProject. Thoughts? Harej (talk) 20:15, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Tech News: 2015-19[edit]

15:16, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aviation[edit]

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The Signpost: 06 May 2015[edit]


Hello Mr. S, can you help with proper method of documenting brands for an organization? I followed what I found on other pages and created table with citation to USPTO. BGpelham (talk) 12:10, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

@BGpelham: Other pages may or may not be good references depending on their quality and oversight by the Wikipedia community - there are some great ones out there, but there are also total duds. The main thing to remember is that a Wikipedia article shouldn't be a product listing - it needs to contain encyclopaedic information about a company. If there is enough to say about a UniFirst product to put it into prose and cite it to a reliable source, then it can probably go in, but plain lists of products or stores fail WP:NOTDIRECTORY, in my opinion. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:41, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:TransAsia Airways Flight 235[edit]

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Japanese source check request for UGSF[edit]

Hi. I see you have yourself listed as a Japanese translator. Apologies if this request seems trivial, but could you tell me whether this source (or its About page) supports the following paragraph?

In 2011, Namco retconned the Ace Combat series as the opening act of the United Galaxy Space Force series, an effort to combine all of the company's sci-fi game franchises into one long continuity. The other franchises include Galaxian, Ridge Racer, Star Luster, StarBlade, Bounty Hounds, and New Space Order.

I can’t read Japanese and no other editors have confirmed it, and it seems somewhat irresponsible to rely on machine translation when sourcing an encyclopedia. Specifically, does that source make any claim of retconning, and does it include all of those titles in continuity? Thanks. — (talk) 15:07, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Musicians[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-20[edit]

15:57, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Module:Br separated entries[edit]

Module:Br separated entries has been nominated for merging with Module:Separated entries. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Jc86035 (talkcontribs) Use {{re|Jc86035}} to reply to me 12:31, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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Signpost (7), Graphs[edit]

Hey, two things. First of all Iwanted to check in on how the Signpost script work is going: I will finally have time to return to this task a-fresh after the 21st. Second of all, have you seen the new mw:Extension:Graph that has been enabled across all projects? This will finally allow actually fully advanced data visualizations to be embedded into Wikipedia, and with the capacity for off-site data hosting, it stands to make Wikipedia almost dynamic—IMO the biggest front-end tech advance on-wiki since Lua implementation. I will into it in more depth after the 21st, but because it's a fully featured data visualization engine (one that IMO severely lacks case examples) it looks like creating visualizations with it manually will be burdensome. A job for another day for all the Lua writers out there is going to be reducing it to more manageable cases via templates. At the moment, the hover trigger appears to be at least partially broken for me. ResMar 20:03, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

@Resident Mario: I finally found the time to update Module:Signpost to allow tag aliases. The list of aliases is at Module:Signpost/aliases. I haven't updated the tagger gadget to respect the aliases yet, though. The Graph extension does indeed look exciting, and there's already been a bit of discussion about it at Wikipedia:Lua/Requests#Wrap new Graph tag. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:39, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
A VDE exists for this, which should make things significantly simpler. As Inkscape to SVG, so too Lyra to D3, I suppose. ResMar 18:18, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Module talk:Main[edit]

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The Signpost: 13 May 2015[edit]


If you're an admin, feel free to delete that redirect, a bunch of articles refer to ASPO for Lamaze, but I should have checked that we actually had an article. μηδείς (talk) 03:07, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

@Medeis: Thanks for the message. Actually, I was thinking it might be better to create a stub for it. It seems notable - there's an entire book about the history of Lamaze that's independent of Lamaze International. However, the chapter about the popularisation of Lamaze in America, which would include the foundation of the organisation, isn't available on Google Books. I'll keep looking and see if I find anything else that would work as a source. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:12, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Well, it's related to a nomination at WP:ITN, but the nomination itself will probably fail. It's (Lamaze) not something I am versed in myself, I was just hoping to clean up a redlink, and sloppily assumed the existence of the name meant the existence of an article on the subject. Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 03:24, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Syed Ali Shah Geelani[edit]

page syed ali shah geelani has been semi protected but what is written there is against Wikipedia guidelines. You are requested to change it what was written before as some one Human3015 is editing it and writing about the person in such a way to defame the image of great person. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jimroh (talkcontribs) 07:49, 18 May 2015

@Jimroh: I've had another look at Human3015's edits, and I don't see anything defamatory. Could you tell me what edits you're referring to, specifically? Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:31, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Mr. Stradivarius -Could you please see the edits done by dated 17 May, to Syed Ali Shah Geelani which Human3015 has changed. There are Authentic sources and then why it was deleted?

Tech News: 2015-21[edit]

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Please comment on MediaWiki talk:Tag-OneClickArchiver[edit]

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protection on impalement[edit]

There is a misrepresentation of the request on protection on impalement. Talk:Impalement/GA3 was written and opened for over 9 days. It was an individual assessment. The concerns on the page was not addressed. User:OccultZone has hidden it with this revert: [27].

I seems that User:I am One of Many have informed "major" contributors to the article but neglected to inform User: (talk) 13:36, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 May 2015[edit]

MfD: Wikipedia:Lua/To do[edit]

I've put Wikipedia:Lua/To do up for MfDeletion. -DePiep (talk) 00:01, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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Hi there! Hope the last few months treated you well.

I did some research, and found that the old |gacat= parameter in T:AH has been truly defunct since mid-2007. Consequently, I bit the bullet and removed the parameter from the 70-odd talk pages that still (uselessly) employed it. If you have time to do a little cleanup, you could drop the gacat handling from the module (and from the documentation) and delete Category:Article history templates with deprecated parameters. For that matter, Category:Wikipedia good biographies and its subcats could go as well.

I've been meaning to tell you that the introduction of explanatory error messages has been a huge bonus for me. Users are noticing their mistakes and figuring out how to fix them, and the cleanup workload at Category:Article history templates with errors has been reduced to a mere trickle. Success!

Thank you so much for your work on the template. I was pretty concerned when you showed up with a Lua rewrite just as we were finally getting a replacement FAC bot; things could have really gone haywire there, but they didn't, thanks largely to your willingness to listen. I hope we can tackle some of the to do list later this year. Maralia (talk) 04:44, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

@Maralia: Thanks for going through all those talk pages. I've removed the gacat code from the module, the docs, and the to-do list. I've also removed Category:Wikipedia good biographies and its subcats, but I've left Category:Article history templates with deprecated parameters, as we might well use that in the future if we decide to deprecate the currentstatus parameter. Although I suppose we could always use a different category for that. And also, thanks for the kind words - I'm glad that the module and those error message descriptions are doing their jobs well. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:44, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Indian states[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-22[edit]

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Please comment on Template talk:H:IPA[edit]

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AfD: Pantacles of Athens has closed[edit]

The Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pantacles of Athens discussion has closed as a consensus "merge." The closing admin, SamWalton, identified four of the 40 articles for further talk page discussion whether they should be merged to the list or maintained as stand-alone articles: Talk:Dandes of Argos, Talk:Philinus of Cos (athlete), Talk:Oebotas of Dyme and Talk:Eurybus of Athens. Your input is requested on those article talk pages. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 20:04, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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The Signpost: 27 May 2015[edit]

Tech News: 2015-23[edit]

16:43, 1 June 2015 (UTC)