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why revert my edits?[edit]

you have reverted couple of my edits in India page 1) I have removed the line regarding the word "Aryan" in the history section. There is an ongoing discussion and the new editor has been edit warring to include those 2) I have removed the mention to Bose and the revolutionary movement from the lead as undue. those were added by nuclear warfare in the article and the lead. i have removed it only from the lead as undue as equal weightage can not be given to both.

I am reverting you per BRD. Please initiate a discussion in the talk page, if you disagree with me (or as in the first case, join the existing discussion)--Sodabottle (talk) 08:49, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

I am extremely sorry about it, I mistakenly pressed the rollback in my watchlist, but then stopped the edit by pressed Stop on the browser. I checked my contributions, to check if it had happened or not. My contributions did not show the entry, so I assumed it did not happen. --Redtigerxyz Talk 08:53, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
Thats ok. It has happened to me a couple of times too :-)--Sodabottle (talk) 08:55, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

{{Tb|Talk:Kubera/GA1|Second_assessment|ts=[[User:SBC-YPR|SBC-YPR]] ([[User talk:SBC-YPR|talk]]) 16:10, 2 November 2010 (UTC)}}

I have performed a couple of minor copy-edits to the article. Pursuant to these and your edits, the article looks nearly set for a pass. If you could now clear up the bit about the patronymic (I have provided an explanation on the review page), I can go ahead and perform the final assessment. Regards, SBC-YPR (talk) 17:37, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Thank you for your hard work on editing Kubera in order to address the concerns raised during the GA review. I have now passed this article as a Good article, and updated the various talk page templates to reflect this.

That also means you get one of these:

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which you may like to place on your user page (or somewhere suitable) by copy/pasting {{User Good Article|Kubera}} into the page code.

Great job - well done! Regards, SBC-YPR (talk) 07:45, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: Happy Diwali[edit]

Thank you! And here's wishing you a happy Deepavali as well :-) Regards, SBC-YPR (talk) 10:14, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Resolved[edit]

Talk:Akbar#Removing_the_POV_tag -- SBC-YPR (talk) 19:54, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

My goodness[edit]

You are fast. :) I was about to revert my changes to Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga but you beat me to it already. Wow. Nice. :) --User:Woohookitty Disamming fool! 05:20, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Realized my mistake almost immediately. --User:Woohookitty Disamming fool! 06:39, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Ganga[edit]

Please contribute to discussion on talk page regarding move. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 15:14, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

I can't now. It may be considered as a Wikipedia:Canvassing resultant vote.--Redtigerxyz Talk 17:15, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

The Guidance Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for giving me the tools to better prepare my articles to make GA status! Lemurbaby (talk) 11:35, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Kamadhenu...[edit]

I will copy edit this article but feel we need a Hindu mythology expert to prevent inadvertent mistakes. Do you know who? Cheers, Shir-El too 18:07, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Kamadhenu[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 06:02, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Rational behind edit[edit]

Please explain rationale behind this edit[1]Yogesh Khandke (talk) 18:06, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

In many articles relating to Hinduism, Mahabharata etc., Ganga is linked as Ganga the river goddess, rather than just Ganga a geographic river so it is necessary to prominently link that, instead of just a hidden link in the lead. --Redtigerxyz Talk 03:43, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
Oh!Yogesh Khandke (talk) 05:01, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
Why was that talk back for? Yogesh Khandke (talk) 09:02, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
But I signed above as having read it, didn't I?Yogesh Khandke (talk) 09:07, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
You are right. Some problem, the talk back appeared now. Nevermind. No problem.Yogesh Khandke (talk) 09:10, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Rudras[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:02, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Redtigerxyz, hope you're well. As an editor who has used the services of the Guild of Copy Editors, I thought you might be interested in knowing that the Guild is currently holding elections for its coordinators. To view the discussion and voice your opinion, please visit the election page. Thanks! – SMasters (talk) 14:45, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Re: Shashthi[edit]

Hi, As requested, I have copy edited this article, you can view my comments here. Best wishes Pol430 (talk) 16:05, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Merger of Marwaris into Rajasthani people.[edit]

Discussion is going on at talk:WikiProject Rajasthan for Merger of Marwaris into Rajasthani people. Please participate. --Onef9day Talk! 08:34, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Redtigerxyz, hope you're well. As an editor who has used the services of the Guild of Copy Editors, I thought you might be interested in knowing that the Guild is currently holding elections for its coordinators. To view the discussion and voice your opinion, please visit the election page. Thanks! Lunalet (talk) 10:32, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Shashti (goddess)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 06:02, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Criticism of Hinduism[edit]

Hi, i just would like you to have a look at the article Criticism of Hinduism during your spare time. A user User:Critic007 (surely a WP:SPA) is coming down heavily with some biased views. What especially irritates me is that the user tries to project the eroticism that exist in the idols/imagery as "sexually immoral". Personally, as a person who feels that eroticism is a product of time and society that entertains a high level of freedom in art; the user's effort really annoys me. I am not regular to Wikipedia these days and would like you to have a look at the article and keep the article and the user under your watch. Thank you . Arjuncodename024 15:02, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Richard Cockle Lucas[edit]

I hope I have adequately addressed your query/comments on the article and the DYK nomination. Cheers. Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 15:57, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply, and thanks for reading the article so thoroughly. I'm a bit daunted by the idea that to be able to propose an article for DYK in future, I will have to review other contributors' work. Bonne Vacance as they say in my second home. Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 05:50, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for approving the DYK ALT2 hook - as I've now added a picture, presumably you will need to verify that as well. Cheers. Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 06:26, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Russian reference[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Yuri Kozyrev for DYK. I saw your comment about the Russian reference. If you really have doubts and want to check Russian (or other foreign language) references in future, why not use Google Language Tools which allow you either to translate the full web page by inserting the URL or just the text you want by copying and pasting it into the box provided. I know most people are not happy with computer tranlsations but I think you'll find the Russian-English is at least good enough to check references. - Ipigott (talk) 08:52, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the copy edit[edit]

Thanks for the copy edit you did on Kataragama temple, it passed GA a few days ago. I couldn’t have done it without your help. Kanatonian (talk) 13:47, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Satyavati[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Tiger,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde poster edit2.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on January 5, 2011. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2011-01-05. howcheng {chat} 21:07, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Varshney & Vrishni[edit]

Hi, thanks for helping with Akrura. You may also be able to help to resolve a contradiction: please have a look at Talk:Vrishni. - Fayenatic (talk) 14:14, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Kvitel/GA1[edit]

Thank you very much for reviewing Kvitel. I've responded to all your points on the talk page. Best, Yoninah (talk) 22:25, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

I've responded to your second and third sets of points. Best, Yoninah (talk) 19:18, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Bhutan[edit]

I saw you work with Hindu article and i thought you maybe would be interested in the article Druk (Its not hindu) maybe helping it get to GA? The article is in bad condition not evening saying anything about the tradition just how its name is used in modern times. Its ok if your not interested. Spongie555 (talk) 04:17, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I will love to help, but I have no idea about Druk. But I can do some research on jstor and Google books about it and together both of us can improve the article. --Redtigerxyz Talk 14:09, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
In the National symbols of Bhutan article there is a brief information on the Druk. Spongie555 (talk) 21:18, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Srimatham[edit]

Hi, Redtiger! The old man remembers you. Happy new year, though belated. I have been closely reading your excellent articles on Hinduism related subjects and your recent one got as many 17,000 hits. It is quite some time time since we collaborated on a Hinduism article. I have started one on two prenatal samskaras and two others which are more of social functions here User:Nvvchar/sandbox/Miscel.. You may like to join me to expand this. If you are willing, then I will move it to separate page from where it could be transferred with full history of text additions made by each author. Can you also think some subject related to the Republic Day on which we can write.--Nvvchar. 10:11, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi. happy new year to too. I think you have a pretty good job on the article and it is already ready for mainspace. I can contribute to it after it is moved there. You should merge it in Simantonayana (5x expansion for DYK), which already exists, instead of a new article. We can work afresh on a topic fined with for Republic Day. --Redtigerxyz Talk 18:03, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
I have moved the article to main space under this changed title Pumsavana Simantonayana. You may like add and also suugest a hook for DYK. You may also be able to find some imgs of the functions. Thanks.
Can we not introduce Pumsavana Simantonayana is it is the present practice with two other related social events?--Nvvchar. 16:22, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
I have introduced {{Main}} for both Pumsavana and Simantonnayana in the particular sections and also included the title in the template. I have made some changes in the lead to match with this. If you feel that it will not pass muster in DYK, I will not post it. --Nvvchar. 09:41, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
The problem is I could find any proof for the term "Pumsavana Simantonayana", which can be termed as WP:OR. What I suggest is merge the relevant content into three articles: Valaikaapu, Simantonnayana and Pumsavana. Nominate them for 5x. --Redtigerxyz Talk 15:32, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I am waiting for some pictures as this event is to take place in my family soon. I will post the articles after that. Thanks --Nvvchar. 16:13, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia takes Mumbai Photowalk 1 and Wikipedia turns 10 in Mumbai[edit]

Hey, been some time since we caught up. How are things? Iv been quite busy for some time and have not been able to contribute as much. Attended the Photowalk yesterday - was good for a start (We covered VT, Fort, Appolo Bunder and Cooperage). Looking forward to the celebrations at VJTI tomorrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Mumbai/WikipediaDay2011) Wondering if your gonna b there? Regards, Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 05:12, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Sathyamangalam Wildllife Sanctuary[edit]

Thanks for making good edits to Makara (Hindu mythology) which I have been expanding. I created the article Sathyamangalam Wildllife Sanctuary which is now nominated and has been reviewed for DYK. It has been a week+ since suggested edits were completed but article is not yet confirmed. I would appreciate your checking out Template_talk:Did_you_know#Sathyamangalam_Tiger_Reserve_.28pro.29. Happy 10th Wikiday! I'd Like to be at Bangalore meetup, but I'm in Florida now.-Marcus334 (talk) 15:46, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

It is indeed Odisha[edit]

Plz go through the following link http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Orissa-is-now-Odisha-Oriya-is-Odia/articleshow/6894654.cms and http://www.rediff.com/news/report/orissa-is-now-odisha-oriya-is-odia/20101109.htm. The act has been passed by the Parliament. What is your basis of saying Orissa, it should be provided while rolling back something not in a dictatoral mode!--AkkiDa (talk) 19:30, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

It is not Odisha still. Though the act is passed by Lok Sabha not Rajya Sabha still, [2] and [3] still call it Orissa.--Redtigerxyz Talk 15:17, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
News-media still uses Orissa [4] v/s Odisha [5]. --Redtigerxyz Talk 15:24, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for new Online Ambassadors[edit]

Hi! I noticed your activity as a Good Article reviewer, and wanted to let you know about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, and specifically the role of Online Ambassador. We're looking for friendly Wikipedians who are good at reviewing articles and giving feedback to serve as mentors for students who are assigned to write for Wikipedia in their classes.

If you're interested, I encourage you to take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors in the coming term. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE. The main things we're looking for in Online Ambassadors are friendliness, regular activity (since mentorship is a commitment that spans several months), and the ability to give detailed, substantive feedback on articles (both short new articles, and longer, more mature ones).

I hope to hear from you soon.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:51, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

new DYK rule[edit]

Understand wef 1 Jan there is a new rule where a self nom dyk has to review another nom dyk article - wondering how this works as Iv never done a review before (although since last Aug I do have reviewer status). Intending to nom Jal Hans. As ur quite exp with reviews tht u may b able to tip me. Regards, Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 07:37, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Read Template_talk:Did_you_know#How_to_review_a_nomination and DYK criteria. See if a DYK nomination matches the criteria and review-comment accordingly. --Redtigerxyz Talk 11:05, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
U can ping me here to verify ur first DYK review, if u r a little apprehensive or need help. --Redtigerxyz Talk 11:56, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
I think I have got through it ok [6]. I have juz completed my first article review as well (take a look on Chembur talk page). Do let me know if I have faltered anywhere and thanks for the support. Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 09:34, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Marathi sources rejected[edit]

You removed a source as it was in Marathi at Khandoba, is that the convention here?Could you cite a reference for your statement that English wiki needs a English source?Yogesh Khandke (talk) 02:16, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Correction. It used as an external link, not reference. For an English wikipedia (intended for a reader who may not know Marathi), a Marathi external link is not neccessary. A Marathi (read non-English) reference can be used, but it should be a high-quality reference fulfilling WP:RS criterion. --Redtigerxyz Talk 15:04, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
I did not go into the details, please look at the article Devdatta Dabholkar which I have created, I have quoted four sources, three of them are from Marathi newspapers, please share your views. Please quote necessary Wikipedia rules. Above too you write that a Marathi link is unnecessary, could you please quote the relevant Wikipedia rule to support your assertion.Yogesh Khandke (talk) 01:39, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
See WP:NONENGEL for policy on non-English external link. The non-English sources should adhere to Wikipedia:NONENG#Non-English_sources. I checked the article, the references are IMO RS as Sakaal n Maharashtra Times are well-established marathi dailies. --Redtigerxyz Talk 15:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for looking at the article. I have gone through wp:NONENGEL, you may have non-English links, provided you follow the link with a language tag.Yogesh Khandke (talk) 02:18, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Read carefully: "Outside of citations,[4] external links to English-language content are strongly preferred in the English-language Wikipedia. It may be appropriate to have a link to a non-English-language site, such as when an official site is unavailable in English; or when the link is to the subject's text in its original language; or when the site contains visual aids such as maps, diagrams, or tables—per the guideline on non-English-language sites."--Redtigerxyz Talk 14:45, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Khandoba doesn't have an official site as far as I know, wonder what subject's text means though. All in all, English is preferred but non-English sources are not banned, there has to be a good reason for them to be used. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 02:55, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
You have retained a Marathi source and removed another, the removed source comes as close as one can get to an official site, how about having another look at it? Yogesh Khandke (talk) 03:16, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Done. --Redtigerxyz Talk 15:43, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
That is not what I expected, though what my expectations are is not very important. I wonder though whether the newspaper article is so important as to have itself placed in the external links section, imo the jejuri/khandoba website though in Marathi gives more importance, the info in the news-article not already in Khandoba could be added in Khandoba.Yogesh Khandke (talk) 07:46, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
How about getting the Marathi language site back as an external reference?Yogesh Khandke (talk) 04:22, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

(undent) add it if you want, I will not remove it but frankly it does not adhere to WP:NONENGEL. Does the Jejuri temple have an official site???? --Redtigerxyz Talk 04:30, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Unless you feel that it does not break any wikirule I won't bring it back, the said site comes close to being an official site, nonengel does not forbid, it advices to avoid non-English sources.Yogesh Khandke (talk) 04:54, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
The website [www.jejuri.in] is dedicated to Khandoba's Jejuri shrine, I would request you to judge the site for yourself.Yogesh Khandke (talk) 05:15, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Tara (Ramayana)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks...[edit]

for rating Mantra-Rock Dance on the importance scale. Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 18:11, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Ganesh Chaturthi pics[edit]

You may recollect a conversation about pics on the Ganesh Chaturthi article not being upto the mark sometime ago. I have recently been requesting some flickr users to change their licensing to creative commons to allow use on Wikipedia. I have has some success, with some very good visarjan pics - take a look at [7]. Wondering which ones to use - any suggestions? Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 07:51, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Tara (Ramayana) (section)[edit]

I'm currently copy editing the article. Could you please revise the following sentence: "She blames Rama for unjustly killing Rama and tells that even Vali could have helped him recover Sita." in the section 'Tara's lamentation'. It doesn't seem to make sense and I cant figure how to re-work it. Best Wishes Pol430 talk to me 15:27, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the copyedit. Now about the sentence. 1. Rama kills Vali by shooting an arrow from behind his back, which is regarded as an unjust way of killing a combatant. This action is condemned by Tara. 2. Rama kills Vali to secure the help of Sugriva in the quest of Sita. Tara argues that instead of killing Vali by unjust means and Rama could have forged an alliance with Vali, who could have helped him recover Sita.--Redtigerxyz Talk 15:38, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, In that case I would render the sentence as: "She blames Rama for unjustly killing Vali, and tells Rama that, if they had forged an alliance, Vali could have helped him recover Sita." does that preserve the meaning? Pol430 talk to me 15:47, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi again, The copy edit has now been Yes check.svg Done -- Pol430 talk to me 16:54, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Good news[edit]

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DYK for Ardhanarishvara[edit]

Thank you for your help Victuallers (talk) 06:02, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Ignace Bourget[edit]

Thank you for your good faith edits to Ignace Bourget (moving the references to under the notes), but there is no policy consensus for standardising to either ordering and, in the absence of other problems with note-section formatting, articles should not be tinkered with to switch from one correct format to another correct format. I appreciate the intention of improving the article, though - thanks for that. - DustFormsWords (talk) 00:26, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

See convention formed in wikipedia (as well as most books and journals) in Wikipedia:Manual of Style (layout) (a GA criterion) and WP:CITE. The notes section is always before the References. I have never seen a journal or book where it is vice versa. --Redtigerxyz Talk 15:11, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Quote from Manual of Style (layout): "There is no consensus establishing a particular structure when footnotes and the works cited in those footnotes are placed in separate sections." I see nothing wrong with your proposed format, merely that it does not yet enjoy community consensus or policy backing, and that in general on Wikipedia editors are asked not to switch from one correct style choice to another correct style choice merely to satisfy their personal preference. - DustFormsWords (talk) 23:14, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 00:02, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Ashta Nayika[edit]

Great article! Thanks for creating it. Cheers, Shreevatsa (talk) 19:37, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Barbara Howard (artist)/GA1[edit]

Thanks for your comments regarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Barbara_Howard_(artist)/GA1 . I am happy to try and make improvements to this article but would be grateful if you could be more specific in your recommendations:

1. Rewrite lead per WP:LEAD -- I have read the WP:LEAD suggestions and it is not clear to me how what I have written doesn't comply.

The one sentence lead does not completely summarize the article. Compare with lead of GA Leonardo da Vinci.--Redtigerxyz Talk 05:45, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

2. All statistics like dates as well as quotes need references -- I have added a new reference to the opening paragraph but am not sure what other dates or quotes are not already covered.

I have added tags.--Redtigerxyz Talk 05:45, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

3. The subjects of her Bibliography, her writing style, her painting style, critic of her style need to be discussed -- It seems to me that the titles in her Bibliography are self explanatory and her painting style is discussed. I would be grateful for any suggestions on how to improve these.

Self explanatory titles is not enough. We need more detail.--Redtigerxyz Talk 05:45, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

4. Using meta:OTRS is the best way of authenticating the licenses of all images. "Wardsislander for the Estate of Barbara Howard" is not enough. An email from the Estate of Barbara Howard's official email id, should be sent to wikipedia to verify the veracity of the authorship -- Thanks for pointing this out. I have rectified this omission in an email to the appropriate department.

5. This article needs a lot of work to be at GA level. -- I don't wish to make a lot of extra work for you. Do you think that a peer review would be helpful?

Thanks again for your comments. I hope to be able to bring this article up to GA level in due course. Wardsislander (talk) 23:53, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

If you are unhappy with the assessment, go for the GA reassessment.--Redtigerxyz Talk 05:45, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarifications, Redtigerxyz. They were very helpful. I have rewritten the Lead and added missing citations and references throughout. Also expanded descriptions and comments about the art. Have a look when you have a moment and let me know if you think the article needs further improvement. Wardsislander (talk) 19:59, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Brabourne Stadium[edit]

Feel like doing some copy editing on Brabourne Stadium? Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 09:47, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

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Creative Commons[edit]

We (at WP:Mumbai) are trying to arrange for a Creative Commons specialist to talk to Art Galleries and Museums in Mumbai and explain the different types of Creative Commons licenses to them (and advise them which ones are accepted on Wikipedia). This is part of WP:GLAM - trying to get them to release content under a Wikipedia acceptable license. Would you be interested in attending such a session? Part of your job would be to understand the whole thing and to convince people concerned to release content under CC-BY or CC-BY-SA.

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mahasaraswati.jpg[edit]

Hello,

Please see this discussions for deletion. Since this kind of ruling could affect all the Indian photos please see and respond.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Mahasaraswati.jpg

Thank you,

Sankarrukku (talk) 02:46, 10 March 2011 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Tara (Ramayana)[edit]

The article Tara (Ramayana) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Tara (Ramayana) for things which need to be addressed. Jezhotwells (talk) 00:29, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Meerut[edit]

Hi, you assessed the Meerut article as a start class a long way back(refer this). I know the article still needs a lot of work but it may now be worth a C. Please take a look. Thanks.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 19:31, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Satyavati copy edit done[edit]

Very nice article – good luck with the GA review! All the best, --Wi2g (talk) 22:47, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

WP:CREDO[edit]

FYI. You are clearly eligible. --TheMandarin (talk) 03:25, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

GA review of Satyavati[edit]

Hello Redtigerxyz, the article Satyavati, nominated by you has been reviewed against the GA criterion and right now is on hold. The article just need citation for one reference. If you'll fix it within a week, than the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Satyavati/GA1, Thanks. Bill william comptonTalk 16:18, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your participation in the March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

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On behalf of User:Wizardman and myself, we would like to take the time and thank you for your contributions made as part of the March 2011 Good articles backlog elimination drive. Awards and barnstars will go out shortly for those who have reviewed a certain number of articles.

During the backlog drive, in the month of March 2011,

  • 522 GA nominations were undertaken.
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We started the GA backlog elimination drive with 378 GA nominations remaining, with 291 that were not reviewed at all. By 2:00, April 1, 2011, the backlog was at 171 GA nominations, with 100 that were left unreviewed.

At the start of the drive, the oldest unreviewed GA nomination was 101 days (Andrei Kirilenko (politician), at 20 November 2010, reviewed and passed 1 March 2011); at the end of the drive the oldest unreviewed GA nomination was 39 days (Gery Chico, at 24 February 2011, still yet to be reviewed as of this posting).

While we did not achieve the objective of getting the backlog of outstanding GA nominations down to below 50, we reduced the GA backlog by over half. The GA reviews also seemed to be of a higher quality and have consistently led, to say the least, to marginal improvements to those articles (although there were significant improvements to many, even on the some of the nominations that were failed).

If you would like to comment on the drive itself and maybe even make suggestions on how to improve the next one, please make a comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles/GAN backlog elimination drives/March 2011#Feedback. Another GA backlog elimination drive is being planned for later this year, tentatively for September or October 2011. Also, if you have any comments or remarks on how to improve the Good article process in general, Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles can always use some feedback at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles.

Again, on behalf of User:Wizardman and myself, thank you for making the March 2011 GA backlog elimination drive a success.

MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 21:51, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

List of Indian inventions and discoveries[edit]

Greetings,

You might remember me as user:JSR from two years ago. I am posting as an IP because I forgot my password. It has been too long since I voluntarily retired due to work pressure.

Recently there has been an endless title debate on this article. A "South Asia" title was proposed and even though consensus was not reached a List of South Asian inventions and discoveries article was forcibly bought into existence, drawing universal condemnation from all quarters of Wikipedia, and attracting the attention of this retired Wikipedian.

I have since then intervened to conclusively discredit the flawed "South Asia" hypothesis. The arguments have been well received. But I am not sure on how to act on the excellent advice given here on how to rid Wikipedia of this copy/paste article. Things are harder for me in the capacity of an IP who does not wish to open a new account all over again. If someone else could follow it up then it would be of timely help.

My other request to you is to participate in the move process on the page. Choose what you will but do participate, for your participation will help bring the title dispute to an end.

Good wishes, regards, thanks in advance, and apologies for burdening you with new and uninvited exertions,

115.242.18.111 (talk) 23:29, 6 April 2011 (UTC) (formerly user:JSR)

Post Script

To be up to speed on the developments of the page:

DYK for Gyanvapi Mosque[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Delhi – Sister cities and twin regions[edit]

Hi Redtigerxyz, I saw your action on this article in which you removed the flags and arms. But I don't think there is any problem in keeping them, also the table is based on New York City's article, so if you think these flags and arms are excessive than please also remove them from New York City article also, Thanks. Bill william comptonTalk 12:53, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Brahma[edit]

Please see the article Brahma. Its heavily corrupt. Saraswati is given as Brahma's daughter. Thanks. 117.204.92.146 (talk) 09:47, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Gol Deval/Gol Deol[edit]

As your from Mumbai Im sure you have heard of the Gol Deval (Shiv) temple near Null Bazar. You may know, the legend says they brits wanted it removed from the centre of the road for road expansion just before King George's visit in 1911. However the locals protested, notwithstanding there were attempts to break the temple. However whenever the workers struck the structure a snake came out and killed the guy, hence the idea was abandoned. I cant seem to find any good refs about this or actual temple history - wondering if you can help? Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 07:16, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry. No references I know of.--Redtigerxyz Talk 17:05, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Bhikshatana[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Bhikshatana at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Materialscientist (talk) 22:23, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Bhikshatana[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Ganges[edit]

Hi Redtigerxyz, I note that you have done a lot of quality work related to Indian culture and religion, including a few dozen edits to Ganges in Hinduism.

The Ganges article could do with a well-sourced section on its cultural and religious significance; would you have time to contribute? See Talk:Ganges#Religious_and_cultural_significance. --JN466 16:35, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

Hi! How are you? Can you assess these articles which have been significantly expanded of late. There is a big queue at the Wikiproject India assessment page and there is little response.


-The EnforcerOffice of the secret service 07:34, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your assessment! :-) By the way, can you also assess the article Tiruchirappalli. -The EnforcerOffice of the secret service 16:51, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Ganga in Hinduism[edit]

Hi Redtigerxyz. The image in the infobox in the Ganga in Hinduism article is being discussed here (you added it to the infobox a few years ago). FYI. --rgpk (comment) 13:08, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi, could you inspect this discussion - [| pushing for no consensus][edit]

and put some comments on how do I improvise on presentation, the absolutely false claims made in the whole 'attempt at no consensus' looks idiotic! You can give your suggestions there on on my page. ..असक्तः सततं कार्य कर्म समाचर | असक्तः हि आचरन् कर्म.. Humour Thisthat2011 18:38, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Best not to be an aggressive drive by ...[edit]

... on the Ganges page. Editors have been working on this page for over a month. Discussions have been going on for over a month. People show courtesy to each other and discuss things before significant edits. You blow in, make some random edits (often incorrect, such as changing "happenstance" to "happen-stance"), twist up the traffic, and then blow out again. What is the game plan? Fowler&fowler«Talk» 17:19, 6 May 2011 (UTC)