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Ummm ...

Uh, I sort of thought someone would kinda "welcome" me to the community. But, what the heck.

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Welcome!!![edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia!

Never mind about people not welcoming you yet. It took 6 months before someone noticed that I hadn't been 'welcomed' (see User_talk:DonkeyKong64).

I'm not a very prolific contributer to Wikipedia - in fact, almost all my contributions are either minor edits (formatting, spelling, grammar edits), or suggestions/comments on talk pages.

I am also interested in philosophy, as well as being scientifically minded (I am a mathematics student). Also, I love talking to thoughtful people who have perspectives that are different from my own. As an agnostic/atheist from a generally left-wing background, I would love to learn about Hinduism and right-wing philosophies.

Well, I guess that's all I've got to say for now. If you want to reply to me, leave a message on my talk page. And have fun editing wikipedia! DonkeyKong64 (Mathematician in training) 07:08, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure how one is supposed to handle discussions like this. I guess i'll continue the discussion on my talk page, and post a message here every time I reply on there. Otherwise we will get hopelessly confused. That is assuming the discussion keeps going, which it may not, but anyway...
I am now going to my talk page to reply to your post. DonkeyKong64 (Mathematician in training) 23:03, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't end up replying like I said I would. I've been busy recently... I intend to reply at some point when I get around to it. :P DonkeyKong64 (Mathematician in training) 17:10, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Hinduism[edit]

Hi! You may want to join this project. Thanks! GizzaDiscuss © 23:59, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for the invitation. I've already joined! --User:ReluctantPhilosopher 08:08, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

you are welcome![edit]

Go 'head. Eduemonitalk 00:52, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

हिन्दी / िहन्दी ???[edit]

i would like to point out here that the correct spelling of HINDI in devanagri script would be िहन्दी and not हिन्दी (with choti-ee-ki-matra (ि) on ह and not on न). ANANT SINGH अनंत िसंह 08:06, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

other templates for hindi[edit]

thanks for replying. kindly refer to the other templates for hindi (hi-1 to hi-4). hindi is spelt as हिन्दी. is it the correct spelling in devanagri script? i don't think so.

my userboxes are fine. i don see any dotted circle below the ee ki matra...i'm using firefox only. i dunno what the prob is. the way hindi is spelt in hi-1 to hi-4 is appearing to me as HANIDI! i guess the hindi fonts are screwed up over the net.

i've spelt it the right way man. it appears correct to me (i mean, i wont spell my own surname wrong)...i suppose the indic languages are not installed on my comp. i'll check those and see. ok...have done that. will see what the prob is in my computer. regards. ANANT SINGH अनंत िसंह 09:22, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

welcome[edit]

welcome to Wikipedia. I am replying on my own talkpage. dab (𒁳) 09:42, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Your sessage for Alison[edit]

Actually she is on vacation in Ireland and only occasionaly popping in. Here is a more comprehensive welcome that gives you many links to some of the stuff you might like to get involved in. So welcome ww2censor 03:38, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Hello, ReluctantPhilosopher! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! ww2censor 03:38, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
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Hi![edit]

Hi! Thanks for the message. To answer your questions: I am an American, living in California. I am married and have 2 college age children. I am a member of the Unification Church. I lot of what I do on Wikipedia is to explain and/or defend my faith. Other than that I try to have fun without hurting anyone. Wishing you the best. Steve Dufour 03:03, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Graphology Books[edit]

In addition to the books listed in the articles on the Psychogram and Graphoanalysis, take a look at the following:

  • Barry L Beyerstein & Dale F Beyerstein: The Write Stuff: Evaluations of Graphology - The Study of Handwriting Analysis. Prometheus Books: Buffalo, NY 1992
  • Lutz Wagner: Graphologische Forshungen. Wilhelm Braumuller, Stuttgart 1973
  • W H Muller & Alice Enskat: Graphologische Diagnostik. Verlag Hans Huber: Stuttgart 1973
  • Erika Karohs: Step By Step System of Handwriting Analysis: Pebble Beach, CA:2007.

jonathon 19:51, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

A big thanks![edit]

Thank you so very much for the barnstar for my work on the Jat people page. I have been thrilled to find that there are a number of people out there appreciating what I have been trying to do to - it has been lonely and disheartening at times wrangling with the fanatics. Hopefully now, with the help of the Administrators and some level-headed contributors the page will become an interesting, useful, and factual account of Jats and their history, something all Jats can be proud of. You have made my day - thanks again. Sincerely, John Hill 22:59, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Sorry - I've been away (then embroiled in all sorts of controversy). I'll take a look in tomorrow and write up some stuff for you. Midnight here now :) I've not forgotten! - Alison 07:22, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

"Vandal Whacking Stick"[edit]

Thanks for your notes. No, I haven't noticed the "vandal whacking stick". Please let me know where I can find it - it might come in handy at times!!! :^) Cheers, John Hill 21:44, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Wow! Thanks![edit]

That looks very handy indeed! Thanks ever so much - it's just what I need! What a hoot! Cheers and all best wishes, John Hill 06:57, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Smile[edit]

Tag[edit]

Thanks for the smiley. No I wasn't upset. It was just a bad edit summary. Gnanapiti 17:31, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

test[edit]

Hey[edit]

You're welcome to steal as many of my userboxes as you wish. ;) Josh 17:52, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

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Blocked[edit]

This account has now been blocked from editing per this editor's own request. This block is not to be construed as having any reflection upon this editors behaviour nor standing in the community; it's just a bad case of Wikiholism. I don't normally do this as it's somewhat against policy.

take it easy on your wikibreak! - Alison 18:04, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

hello[edit]

hey please dont show your smartness by editing the articale on sangrur.i dont think u know much about the place .. so please dont interfer in the additions made by others and please stay away. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Anuraj26 (talkcontribs) 16:38, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Woo - hoo![edit]

My block's about to expire! I'm so happy :-P ReluctantPhilosopher@Talk 10:11, 14 September 2007 (UTC) timestamp test 121.241.96.5 16:40, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Damn, 90 more minutes to go :( ReluctantPhilosopher@Talk 16:41, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Help with Wikisource[edit]

Dear ReluctantPhilosopher! Can you help me with transliteration of Devanagari (to UTF-8) on German Wikisource-Page s:de:Seite:Nanak der Stifter der Sikh-Religion.djvu/13? If you need the context, I can translate the German in English. --Balû 07:44, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

(Copy of Message on Balu's talk-page) Yeah sure, but you'll have to do the translation into English first... ReluctantPhilosopher@Talk 08:42, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
The sentence with the first Devanagri reads: "This motivates Rae Bular to impress Kalu, father of Nanak, who disrespects his son because of his moony nature, that his son is a great man and that he gots exalted through him (here is the Devanagari) which make no sense to Kalu, who halfheartedly answers, that only god knows gods matter.
The second sentence: The family regards him as mad and starts to lament about this bad luck (Devanagari, says the original text).
Can you now transliterate the Devanagari? --Balû 17:43, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
It reads "Ehu mahapurukh hai kalu tu bhi nihal hoa". Is that what you wanted me to do? ReluctantPhilosopher@Talk 03:46, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
The second sentence reads: "Tab sara parvar sabh kutumb vediyaan ka laga jhuran aakhan lage jo vadaa haif hua jo kalu da putra diwana hoa". I'm less certain about this second sentence as it's a very old dialect of Punjabi; I transliterated as it appeared to sound to me. ReluctantPhilosopher@Talk 03:52, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
no, that's not what I wanted. In Wikisource we write the original text from scanned pages in wikitext, so I need the Devanagari-text here in the wiki, sth. like this: उपयोजक. Do you understand me? --Balû 05:36, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day. Take care, buddy! Josh 05:23, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Evolution[edit]

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Adoption[edit]

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Talk:Rorschach inkblot test[edit]

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I agree, warning is good.MarkAnthonyBoyle 15:11, 1 October 2007 (UTC)


the 123 deal page[edit]

Thanks for updating the page, but since it is a current event it is necessary to keep the update tag. I restored the update tag,

regards Jeroje 01:23, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thaks for your smile but isn't it a kind of spamming.--Sa.vakilian(t-c) 17:24, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't think it was inappropriate but ask an admin about it.--Sa.vakilian(t-c) 16:06, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Namaste
Thanks for the smile:) I see that you are a Hindu, cool. I am a Progressive Christian and am considering becoming an initiate into Universal Sufism. I love hinduism. I love all other faiths:) The fundamentals of all of our faiths are the same. I pray people will start to see that. Love and light.--SJP 17:35, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
I love Sufism, especially Universal Sufism. I am praying about wether I should become an initiate. I am probably going to become one. Hazrat Inayat Khan, a indian sufi master, has influenced me a lot lately. I love him! I am as well a "product" of many faiths, though my faith is still Christianity. Shalom:)--SJP 13:30, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Yea my userboxes do exhibit contradictions. I don't particularly believe that Hindutva or the BJP are fascists in practicality, as they do not exhibit the features fascists from history do in that they are democratic, they do not believe in seizure of state power, they are culturally nationalistic whereas all fascists are usually racially nationalistic and I really don't expect Rajnath Singh to be the next Francisco Franco. I also exhibit a personal belief that Hinduism is very special, that Bharat is the Hindu rashtra and that revolutionary conservatism is required to preserve the outstanding Hindu culture/religion which has survived so long under so many oppressions, hostilities and massacres suffered by its members. Why did the Gujarat riots affect you, there has been no proven links to the BJP also the fact that Congress instigated more mob violence in 1984. In my opinion a larger quantity, so to speak, of equality will exist under Hindutva in India than the anti-Hindu bias and pseudo-secularism that is prevalent at the moment and largely accepted by everyone. Hindu workers are butchered in my home state of Kerala by machete armed Marxist or Islamic mobs (like Gujarat riots in smaller scale) relatively frequently with the Marxist government and the media turning a purposeful blind eye to the situation, and I expect anti-Hindu violence to be prevalent elsewhere in India but in smaller amounts but never well documented and suppressed by pseudo-secularists. Also Hindutva law reform will make the legal system more equal in its treatment of everyone, though it is justifiably tailored to the majority Hindus. I think we can objectively say that India under secularist Congress is no means egalitarian, perhaps it is in the formal sense, in which case it can also be said Hindutva shares a few features with defined Fascist ideology (anti-communism, cultural nationalism) but similarly in some amount all right leaning parties in that way share elements with fascism, it is just reverse simplistic McCarthyism used by the left, but yes, you cant pinpoint Indian secularist political ideology with not supporting equality (despite the actual reality). I am slightly biased in favor of Hinduism who I believe to be without equal among current religions and much more than religion and I feel offended and disrespected that Hindutva is likened to fascism. I will not let my personal beliefs into Wikipedia however, unless I can find sources to support it of course. India is unique, has a unique situation and Hinduism is special to me, for the rest of the world I support formal equality, so there I admit I am a bit of a hypocrite but exceptions always exist. B Nambiar (talk) 11:36, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Yep, two wrongs don't make a right. Though it is important not to judge Hindutva by the actions of BJP, the Gujarat pogroms and some Hindu mobs, violence isn't a part of Hindutva and I am not happy to hear that speakers on Hindutva reminded you of fascism but not surprised. Yes Hindutva does involve dehumanization of the other i.e Muslims, but rather dehumanization of foreign ideologies more precisely, but dehumanization of the other is obviously necessary to push Hindu nationalism just like smoking is made to be considered harmful to reject it, it is logical. Hindutva claims especially by Sri Sita Ram Goyal, are very logical. The fact is that increasing foreign influence in India diminishes Hindu culture/religion(Hindu rashtra)and reduces the rights of the majority, and more instances of anti-Hindu activity result such as terrorist attacks and mob violence. Based on past events it can be said Hindus cop it much more than they dish out, and anti-Hindu bias is so prevalent and easy to add to that Hindus barely react to it and suffer the bias, with the ones standing up to it criticized as extremists too simplistically. The possible results of Hindutva is not too dramatic, a quick change of divisive laws which can be abused, the rightful recognition of India as the Hindu rasthra, more liberal economic reforms, more proactive diplomacy in international matters and hopefully removal pseudo-secular bias in education and an easy to view and acted upon position on terrorism. Negative externalities will result with Hindutva, human nature, but it occurs as a result of all types of politics. At least with Hindutva it will be more overt, than hidden ulterior motives hard to place in other types of political ideologies. Again Bharat is special, from an objective standpoint I claim, and for unique India, unique Hindutva is my political choice and unlikely to change. I believe I agree with what you have said and can still justify my views. Hindutva will not lead to gas chambers by any means, the situation and ideology is much different, though it might change immigration patterns. You believe human rights are under threat with Hindutva I gather, to which I think that human rights overall will improve in India, as a result of less anti-Hinduism, although it is likely that minorities will lose some human rights. Just to add, I have faith in Hindutva(BJP) economic policy and human development index largely correlates with per capita GDP, with the exception of Kerala strangely, so I believe Hindutva should overall benefit India more than other political parties.B Nambiar (talk) 14:21, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

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About Article Sonia Gandhi[edit]

If you think any section is poorly structured, please feel free to modify it. You have also given a reason of poorly sourced. I can so lot of references there for neutral websites. Also that section does not attack her personally. But deleting a section for such reasons is not reasonable at all. Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiquette_alerts. I have raised this concern about the same Thanks. Inder Inder315 (talk) 05:08, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Oh, I've blocked Inder for a week. All of his socks have been indefinitely blocked. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:52, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Kendriya Vidyalaya[edit]

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Userboxes[edit]

I noticed that you have a lot of userboxes. How did you get so many and where did you find the codes for all that? Prottos007 (talk) 02:52, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Request for help with an Indian politics article[edit]

Hi, I see you're an Indian who has done a lot of work on Indian politics and the Indian National Congress, so I figured you'd be the right person to ask for help. Could you please check out the article about Girija Vyas? It's pretty bad in terms of PoV, but I don't know anything about it, so I can't really make much of it beyond tagging it and removing the worst slander. I figured maybe you could make something decent of it, and if not, maybe you'd know someone who can. Thanks in any case! Paul Willocx (talk) 21:44, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi ReluctantPhilosopher -- about Wikiquette alert...[edit]

Thank you, I appreciate your looking in on the matter at WQA here.

Please see my reply to you and comment further if you have time to look into the issues I raised.

I saw that you had quite a go of it here. I think WQA should work a lot better than it does, but of course it requires looking into a lot of detail before commenting, otherwise things can just get worse.

Thanks,

WNDL42 (talk) 20:39, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

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Free will[edit]

As someone who has edited recently on the free will talk page, When you get a chance, can you look at the additions to the talk page by LoveMonkey? I've already had a revert war with him on the talk page, and I've decide that, as long as it's on the talk page, I'm not going to worry about it, but if you have any thoughts on this, they would be appreciated. Either he's way off the mark, or so brilliant it's beyond me. Edhubbard —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.169.117.225 (talk) 22:30, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Interesting information about Sonia Gandhi[edit]

Hi Amit, Please check the below link for interesting information about Sonia Gandhi. That might help to change your highly one sided approach towards her.

http://www.hvk.org/articles/0698/0016.html

Thanks Inder —Preceding unsigned comment added by Inder315 (talkcontribs) 08:25, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: June 1, 2008[edit]

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current[edit]

thankyou so much... one more ques i have in my mind, if can clear my doubt....

sometimes why do we feel current even with our shoes or slippers on, though we do not have any direct contact with earth? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lovindhawan (talkcontribs) 08:48, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure about that ... I think it could happen because either the slippers are wet/moist or you're wearing leather shoes which sometimes have metal nails nails in them. ReluctantPhilosopher (talk) 09:07, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi Anurag pandey 001 (talk) 09:46, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

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Graphology[edit]

Thanks for the support on the Graphology talk page. jonathon (talk) 18:49, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Critism and Controversy[edit]

Critism and Controversy and two different things. Please check Oxford English dictionary for details And even if you thought it is one and same, you should have moved contents of Controversy section to Critism section. Please do not delete anything abruptly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Inder315 (talkcontribs) 10:18, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

I reverted. Dance With The Devil (talk) 06:14, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Second Annual WikiNYC Picnic[edit]

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Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

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Next: Saturday September 27
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WHAT Wikis Take Manhattan is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles covering sites and street features in Manhattan and across the five boroughs of New York City. The event is based on last year's Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, and has evolved to include StreetsWiki this year as well.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? Prizes include a dinner for three with Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales at Pure Food & Wine, gift certificates to Bicycle Habitiat and the LimeWire Store, and more!

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, September 27th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's West Village office. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

349 W. 12th St. #3
Between Greenwich & Washington Streets
By the 14th St./8th Ave. ACE/L stop

FOR UPDATES

Check out:

This will have a posting if the event is delayed due to weather or other exigency.

Thanks,

Pharos

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All in the golden afternoon...[edit]

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Indian National Congress[edit]

Man, I don't really know whether it's is propriate to ask you for such things, but anywhay... I noticed you discussing on INC discus-page pretty active. I looked through that pages dealing with INC with the very aim to fing the links to resourses and literature, but did not suceed. Why was I looking? I'm to wright a work about INC (formation - beginning of 20th century period) for studying. Local libraries (including university's) does not fit these aims at all. Google doesn't help either. Maybe it's a cruel fate, maby I suck at searching. So. that's the deal - you seem to be s person who knows stuff about INC, may a man like me ask for a help a man like you? LucifericLumber —Preceding unsigned comment added by LucifericLumber (talkcontribs) 10:15, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

well I thorght there are maybe some e-books of national authors about INC, pre-foundation are and late 19th century. Really running out of resourses about that subject >< LucifericLumber (talk) 11:52, 2 November 2008 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reliableforever —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.122.33.194 (talk) 15:06, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

My Userboxes[edit]

Yeah sure you can have some of my userboxes. Reliable♪Forever (talk) 21:59, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: You are invited![edit]

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Next: Sunday November 16th, Columbia University area
Last: 6/01/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, finalize and approve bylaws, interact with representatives from the Software Freedom Law Center, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the June meeting's minutes and the September meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikis Take Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wikipedia Loves Art! bonanza, being planned with the Brooklyn Museum for February.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

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Dump[edit]

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/weighing-options/403323/

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http://www.aipla.org/html/reports/2005/PhillipsEnBanc.pdf

http://patentbaristas.com/archives/2005/07/13/phillips-v-awh-corp-affirms-that-inventors-define-their-own-terms/

Catnic Components v. Hill & Smith

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/weighing-options/403323/

Patent Law Interesting?[edit]

I had to laugh and, indeed, am still laughing, at the idea that anyone, anywhere could make Patent Law an interesting read. As I am currently surrounded by two feet of snow and freezing rain is now bouncing off the top of it, I can use every bit of humour I can find. Thank you for this, however unintended on your part. I do hope someone can find you such a thing.៛ Bielle (talk) 16:25, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen[edit]

I am one of the partners in Ostrolenk Faber. I see that you have created a Wikipedia entry for our firm. Are you one of our clients, or do you have some other type of relationship with our firm?

Regards, James A. Finder

(I have no Wikipedia Talk page. Please reply to jfinder@ostrolenk.com.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.195.203.103 (talk) 16:54, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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Next: Sunday January 18th, Columbia University area
Last: 11/01/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, look at our approval by the Chapters Committee, develop ideas for chapter projects at museums and libraries throughout our region, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the November meeting's minutes and the December mini-meetup's minutes).

We'll make preparations for our exciting museum photography Wikipedia Loves Art! February bonanza (on Flickr, on Facebook) with Shelley from the Brooklyn Museum and Alex from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We'll also be collecting folks to join our little Wikipedia Takes the Subway adventure which will be held the day after the meeting.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

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Post[edit]

http://budgetgift.info/subprime/


wieghing machine

hair

alarm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.241.113.194 (talk) 11:25, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen[edit]

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NYC Meetup: You're invited![edit]

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Next: February 6-7, at the Met Museum and the Brooklyn Museum
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There will also be a special business meeting on Saturday dedicated to discussing meta:Wikimedia New York City issues with guests from the Wikimedia Foundation.

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Please advise[edit]

Hello ReluctantPhilosopher,

I'm soliciting objective opinions on a linking issue.

Please visit my talk page, section "Review of links" as a starting point.

Thank you in advance.

Confectus (talk) 11:16, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Indian Express[edit]

Hi Amit, I wanted to develop The Indian Express page into a more mature article. Some of the changes I intend:

  1. Split the newspaper from the group
  2. Split the bio of RNG from newspaper
  3. Develop the splits and build references

let me know what you think, either on the article talk or my talk. Nshuks7 (talk) 07:49, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

blog[edit]

Dad calling from evs symbolism in religion philosophical views on rebirth

Francis Lucille[edit]

Hi, I have found your usernames from the sprirituality section. I need your help and suggestion. I am trying to add an article on one of the Living spritual teacher. but,I am facing an problem.

The editors who have visited this page dont understand sprituality and they have tagged it for deletion. i need your help urgently. so they are trying to compare it with other biographies in the field of sports etc. As you know,the field the sprituality is not very commercial. so I am having a hard time convincing them. could you please help amd and take a look at article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lucille http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Francis_Lucille.

Appreciate all your help.


Thanks Amarhindustani Amarhindustani (talk) 15:32, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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Next: Sunday March 29th, Columbia University area
Last: 01/18/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, sign official incorporation papers for the chapter, review recent projects like Wikipedia Loves Art and upcoming projects like Wikipedia at the Library, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the January meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

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Hi Amit![edit]

Thank you so much for your welcome note the other day. Sorry I have been so long to reply but I have not only had guests staying with us for the past several days - but my back has been really bad and I am in bed most of the time and only able to work on my computer in short bursts. I am waiting to go for an operation soon - I see a surgeon next week who will be referring me to a neurosurgeon and then I should discover exactly when they will have to fly me down to Cairns for the operation (our nearest city of any size - about 350 km south of here by road). I must admit I am not looking forward to having my back operated on - but I have no choice - I can't walk more than about 50 metres at the moment and am in pretty constant pain. (I tell myself I deserve it as I must have been really naughty in previous lives!)

About the Jat pages - I have been pleased to see that there seems to have been much less racist propaganda being posted on them recently and the quality, generally, seems to have improved - so I haven't felt I have had to wave that vandal-whacking stick about that you so kindly awarded to me - which is a relief as I really hate fighting and arguing with people! Although there have been a number of minor on-going arguments between various editors about whether there are more Jats in Haryana than anywhere else or that the numbers of Jats in Pakistan keeps getting wiped - I really don't feel this is my business - nor do I have any reliable information on such matters. I do keep a regular eye on various pages dealing with matters pertaining to Jats in case there is any resurgence of racist vandalism - but am really pleased I haven't felt the need to intervene recently - I do hope it stays that way.

I am working hard trying to get my big book on the early history of the Silk Routes off to the publishers before I have this operation - so I have been doing less on the Wikipedia recently. What are you up to? I do hope you are well and having fun! And may I once again thank you for your kind support in the past which really helped cheer me up when I was feeling very alone dealing with some rather unpleasant characters!

I send you my very best wishes from Down Under,

Cheers, John Hill (talk) 23:52, 15 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Amit![edit]

Thank you so much for your kind note. The back pain is pretty constant, unfortunately, and sometimes severe, and my poor wife, Jo, is having to do almost all the chores around our home as I am really limited in what I can do. Also, I am pretty constantly on codeine and other drugs. Have been to see my GP and a surgeon again about possible operations to my back but the picture is gloomy - especially as my spine is riddled with osteoporosis (which means it is very brittle) and I have several discs in different regions of my back which are damaged and it is difficult to say which most urgently need attention. I am due to see a neurosurgeon soon - but I don't expect he will recommend surgery unless it is really necessary to prevent further damage. Fortunately I can usually sit up in bed with my laptop fairly comfortably for several hours each day and I have been working as quickly as possible to get my first book ready for publication. I am getting close now and am beginning to feel really excited! By the time I do this work, though, I really have to lie down and so I am making many fewer contributions to the Wikipedia these days. I notice you are "retiring" from the Wikipedia - but I hope you don't give up on it altogether.

I send you my best wishes and do hope we can keep in touch from time to time.

All best wishes,

John Hill (talk) 23:51, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter, Volume IV, Issue 1 – June 2009[edit]

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WikiProject India Newsletter, Volume IV, Issue 2 – July 2009[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Tarja Kallio-Tamminen[edit]

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GA reassessment of P. V. Narasimha Rao[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. As it fails many aspects of the GA criteria I have de-listed it. When the issues have been fixed, it can be renominated at WP:GAN. If you disagree with the reassessment you may ask for a community reassessment at WP:GAR. You can see the concerns at Talk:P. V. Narasimha Rao/GA1. Jezhotwells (talk) 20:35, 23 January 2010 (UTC)



WikiProject India Newsletter Volume V, Issue no. 1 - (June 2010)[edit]

Project News

WP:IND Newsletter is back! It's been nearly a year since the last edition, but we hope to bring out issues on a more regular basis now. The India Wikiproject was set up to increasing coverage of India-related topics on Wikipedia, and over the past few months the focus has been on improving article quality. A number of the project's featured articles underwent featured article reviews over the past year. Of these, Darjeeling and Flag of India survived the review process, while the rest were demoted. During the same period, Gangtok, Harbhajan Singh, Darjeeling and Mysore were featured on the main page respectively on August 20, September 17, November 6 and December 29, 2009. Meanwhile, articles on topics as diverse as Political history of Mysore and Coorg (1565–1760), Marwari horse and Iravan were promoted as featured articles, and respectively appeared on the main page on March 25, May 17 and May 28, 2010. Consequently, the number of FA-class articles under the project's scope dropped from 67 in August 2009 to 63 in June 2010. The number of good articles, however, saw a more than 40% increase, from 91 to 130 during the same period, while the number of featured lists saw a 33% increase from 12 to 16.

Due to the recent policy changes regarding unreferenced Biographies of Living People (BLPs), an effort was started in January 2010 to source all unreferenced BLPs coming under Wikiproject India. 1200 such articles were identified initially and more were added to the list later. Due to the sourcing effort, the number of Indian unreferenced BLPs is down to 565 currently. During February-April 2010, There was a large scale disruption of Kerala related articles by a Thrissur based IP vandal. Editing from a dynamic IP BSNL connection, the vandal changed dates of birth, death and ages of a number of Malayalam and Tamil film actors. Later he added a few international biographies to his list. He also marked some living people like Arvind Swamy as dead. A month long range block was imposed on his IP range two times and each time he came back to vandalise dates once the block expired. Currently the range has been blocked for three months till September 11, 2010.

What's New?
Current proposals and discussions
  • A discussion is underway here to reach a consensus regarding the use of Indian number names (lakh, crore etc.) in Wikipedia articles. Please participate and add your comments.
  • A discussion is in progress here in order to determine whether non-Western (including Indian) forms of classical music should be referred to by the nomenclature of art music instead of classical music. Please participate and add your comments.
  • Watchlist the Articles for Deletions page for India related discussions. Opinions from more Indian Wikipedians are required in many of the discussions.

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Complete To Do List
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Graphologists.org[edit]

You are invited to join in. Do let me know. Graphologists.org

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WikiProject India Newsletter Volume V, Issue no. 2 - November 2010[edit]

English WikiProject News

After a missed issue, the WP:IND newsletter is back on track to being a regular bimonthly feature. The Indian WikiProject has seen plenty of online and off-line action, both in English as well as other Indian languages, and we now have a bigger, better format that intends to feature content and news from the English as well as other Indian language Wikipedias.

Reaching out to Indians has been the theme of the Indian Wikiproject over the past couple of months, aiming to involve a greater number of Indians in editing both the English and Indian language Wikipedias. To this end, efforts to set up the Indian chapter of Wikimedia have moved into their final stages, and registration of the society is currently pending. An effort is underway to push for "WikiMarathons" at meetups, where attendees will be encouraged to edit the English and/or Indian language Wikipedias. This is intended to popularise Wikipedia editing among the general public. In addition, a bot to post DYK's from the Indian Wikiproject to Twitter was created and launched by User:Logicwiki.


What's New?

Regrettably, the number of Featured Articles has dropped from 63 in June to 58 at the end of October 2010. Several FAs came up for review and were delisted, while Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties of India was saved. Meanwhile, Chalukya Dynasty appeared on the main page on July 9, 2010. Hearteningly, the number of Good Articles increased from 130 to 136 during the same period, while the number of Featured Lists remained constant at 16.

The source code for the Article Alert Bot is now available and the bot itself is expected to be up and running very shortly. This means that article alerts for the Indian Wikiproject will again be available, enabling editors to easily keep track of developments in respect of reviews, nominations, deletions etc.

The date change vandal mentioned briefly in the previous issue made a reappearance when the range block on his IP range expired in September. Consequently the block was extended till September 2011.

In October there was a heated discussion in the India project noticeboard regarding the copyright status of the Indian party symbols. The discussion was triggered by the deletion of Wiki San Roze's party symbol images by Hammersoft as copyright violations. No resolution was reached, partly because of our inability to explain to Hammersoft how election symbols in India differ from party logos. Comments are requested from anyone with a background in Indian copyright law to clarify this issue.

Complete To Do List
News from Indian-language Wikipedias
  • The Bengali Wikisource, which contains the literary works of many prominent writers of Bengali language including Rabindranath Tagore, has crossed the 5,000 pages milestone. According to List of Wikisource page, Bengali Wikisource is now at rank 21 among 56 Wikisource based on number of content pages.
The Tamil Wikipedia stall at the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 in Coimbatore in June 2010.
Jimmy Wales introduces the Malayalam Wikipedia CD of 500 selected articles during his key note address at Wikimania 2010 at Gdansk.
  • The Hindi Wikipedia and its sister wiki projects migrated to the new vector interface on September 1, 2010. In addition, Hindi is the first (and so far the only) Indian language to be incorporated into the WikiBhasha translation and contribution toolkit developed by Microsoft Research.


Community news
The first meetup in Delhi on 22 September 2010.

Mumbai and Delhi held their first meetups in September, where Wikimedia Board members Barry Newstead and Bishakha Datta met up with Wikipedians and other interested members of the public in these cities. A month later, Hyderabad also held its first meetup.

Arun Ram, Shiju Alex and Barry Newstead releasing the Wikimedia India community newsletter at the nineteenth Bangalore meetup on 24 September 2010.

Wikipedians in Bangalore continued their tradition of meeting up regularly at the Centre for Internet and Society, with the nineteenth meetup in September featuring Barry and Bishaka as attendees, and marking the release of the community newsletter. Along with Delhi and Mumbai, Bangalore is reported to be one of the three cities in contention for the Indian office of the Wikipedia Foundation.

Jimmy Wales speech at the Mumbai Wikipedia Meetup #3 on 31 October 2010. Intro by User:Bishdatta & User:Arunram. (Recorded by User:AshLin.)

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had an interaction with Wikipedians followed by a presentation to members of the public at the third Wikipedia meetup in Mumbai on October 31, 2010.

The first Wikimarathon, where Wikipedians and members of the public were encouraged to contribute to Wikimedia projects onsite, was held simultaneously at the meetups in Bangalore and Chennai on November 14, 2010. Wikipedians in Delhi also held a meetup the same day.

The Malayalam Wikipedia held several academies in different parts of Kerala over the past few months.

Wikimedia Foundation board member Bishakha Datta and Indian Wikipedian Srinivas Gunta co-authored a panel presentation at Wikimania 2010 on the Wikimedia Asia Project.

Current proposals and discussions
  • This interesting discussion on the quality of editing in India-related articles has been underway for on the noticeboard a few days. Feel free to join in and express your opinion.

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi ReluctantPhilosopher,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to see you at Mumbai on 18-20 November 2011

WikiProject India Tag & Assess 2012 Contest[edit]

Hello friends, we are a number of editors from WikiProject India have got together to assess the many thousands of articles under the stewardship of the project, and we'd love to have you, a fellow member, join us. These articles require assessment, that is, the addition of a WikiProject template to the talk page of an article, assessing it for quality and importance and adding a few extra parameters to it.

As of March 11, 2012, 07:00 UTC, WikiProject India has 95,998 articles under its stewardship. Of these 13,980 articles are completely unassessed (both for class and importance) and another 42,415 articles are unassessed for importance only. Accordingly, a Tag & Assess 2012 drive-cum-contest has begun from March 01, 2012 to last till May 31, 2012.

If you are new to assessment, you can learn the minimum about how to evaluate from Part One of the Assessment Guide. Part Two of the Guide will help you learn to employ the full functionality of the talk page template, should you choose to do so.

You can sign up on the Tag & Assess page. There are a number of awards to be given in recognition of your efforts. Come & join us to take part in this exciting new venture. You'll learn more about India in this way.

ssriram_mt (talk) & AshLin (talk) (Drive coordinators)

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