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Bagram Airfield vs. Bagram Air Base[edit]

I have lived on BAF for the last year. I think I know what the place is named. Do you live and work here? Why is my changing the page from the incorrect "Air Base" to the correct "Airfield" an issue with you? Alexif (talk) 15:01, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey Sushant, just saw the barnstar on my page. Thanks a lot!!! Well, real life has really caught up with me. No sign of work being eased. So not going to be active on wikipedia for a while. Good to see so many good articles by you. Keep it up. And dont let your studies suffer. All the best. — Lost(talk) 16:23, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Heyz[edit]

Even my exams got over today (28th March) at last. I can't describe how relieved i am. How were you exams? These one month long exams and 11 papers killed me. I missed wikipedia a lot. I am completely ready for collaborating. What are you interested in? I wanna go for some article which is major and popular and has many sources (coz then its easier to work on it and can be got to GA or even FA). SO any suggestions? I am open to any suggestions. Reply awaited dude! Indianescence (talk) 09:22, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

I doubt i will be able to take up the glossary as my main article for editing. But i can surely help you with that. Right now i am cleaning up all my article which were badly vandalized in my absence. I was thinking that we could gor for Geyser if you don't mind because this article is very important as well as this article was once Featured and now it is in a very bad condition. You can frankly tell me what you feel. No pressure. And yes, how were your exams? Reply awaited. Indianescence (talk) 10:43, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh no no...I edited music articles just for time pass. I was not fully into wikipedia at that time (as i am quite young on wikipedia). I edited those article because my sister wanted me to (funny..i know). I like Geogo too and i myself wanted to get into them. I thought before that for editing scientific article, you need to know it perfectly. But now i know that wikipedia works plainly on sources. So now i have the confidence to edit those articles. My exams went well though they were tough too (compared to last year). I am hoping for good results now. If you don't mind, can i take up Numbers and Distribution,Misnamed Geysers and Geysers on Triton. You can go for the rest. Feel free to express what you feel. Indianescence (talk) 07:59, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
I am into it. Here we go! Indianescence (talk) 08:05, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh yes, the info is kool. But do you think that the images are free? They will be awesome in the article. Indianescence (talk) 08:12, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Awesome, wanted that image more than others. Its really informative. Indianescence (talk) 08:25, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

[outdent]Just wanted to inform you that i have archived my talk page. Indianescence (talk) 08:54, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

I checked me mail. I didn't see any mail with your name. Can you be more clear? Or is it April fool? Indianescence (talk) 14:45, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Can you come online on yahoo messenger. You give me your id, i will add you soon. Indianescence (talk) 15:08, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Are you okay? You sound more hilarious than serious. These questions are damn odd and i don't feel its of any importance to me like you had mentioned. These questions just threat my neutrality on the internet.i would not like to answer them if you don't mind. Indianescence (talk) 15:17, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
It's okay. But i would like to know, if you don't mind, why is it important for you to know? Indianescence (talk) 15:22, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Movie??WHAT!! Nothing goes in my head. Tell me, are you okay, or you are still sticking to some April Fool trick? Indianescence (talk) 15:26, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
It seems to me that this movie/documentary has had a deep impact on you. Feel the message but don't let it get on you. Take the movie lightly and chill out in life. There are many negatives in life, we should adjust and live with them rather than sitting and blaming them. Indianescence (talk) 15:36, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

[outdent]There are many things in life which are negative and unknown dude. But when we come to know them, we should not let them upset us to an extent that it makes you feel miserable. Everything can't be perfect in life. It is good to be aware but not MAD! We should think of moving ahead in life and that you can do when you learn to adjust. A real winner in life is that person who becmoes successful in life by emerging over these negatives/problems. Don't let this get heavy on you. Live your life to the fullest and make you own little world happy. Don't let the things spoil you life. Just get over it now. You can't do anything about it. Indianescence (talk) 15:45, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Please delete that message. What you are doing is called canvassing. If you are caught doing it, people can accuse you. It means that you cannot ask people for views on anything. It has to be thier view. Delete it before people discover it. Even i had done it months ago. It can be controversial. Indianescence (talk) 15:50, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
It's okay. You didn't ruin anything. I think there are more important things in life. And do delete that message about that Wikporject thing before anyone discovers it. Indianescence (talk) 15:53, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
No no..not those messages, the message about the wikiproject. You messages are fine. YOu are not allowed on wikipedia to ask people to express their support/oppose on anything. Indianescence (talk) 15:55, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, now that fine. I was talking about WP:canvassing Indianescence (talk) 15:58, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
All you need to do is to just appreciate the good things in life. Feel thankful for whatever you have. Cheers and i hope to see you back on track in life and see you on Geyser. Hehe. Indianescence (talk) 16:01, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

[outdent]That's an awesome link. This is what i like about the topic Geyser. It has so much info on the net. Now it is on us to choose the best and present it nicely. We'll have to scrutinize the links and choose the text. It's way easier than working on music articles. Indianescence (talk) 09:28, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Oh no. Never. I did it coz i feel it looks good. Of course we will make it go through GA first. But i feel it still needs a lot of work. Geyser is a vast topic and it should be atleast 35,000 bits long for GA. For FA i think it should be 50,000. And yes, i had 2 questions. 1)Should we have to write a new section on "Geothermal Energy"? and 2)Can you suggest a better name for "Misnamed Geysers"? Indianescence (talk) 14:35, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
We can't club the two sections together as the so-called geysers in the "Misnamed geysers" section are not geysers only. They can't be put under "types of Geysers" coz they are not geysers in true sense. I still doubt whether we should call it Hydrothermal energy. If you see the article Geothermal Energy, it talks about geysers majorly. Do give it a look. Indianescence (talk) 07:48, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Yes, i was trying to empasise on the use of geysers by human to produce enery. That is, Geothermal energy. I was indeed talking about Commercial use. I have left a note of Talk:Geyser. Do have a look. Indianescence (talk) 08:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
To explain why misnamed geysers are false geysers, we have to explain how they function and that is quite a long info. Compressing it would result in omission of important info. If we club them, it would become a huge section and we will be asked by other editors (during GAC,FAC) to break it up. Indianescence (talk) 08:09, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
You don't need to ask me. I have myself suggested on the talk page the need of more sections. Go ahead. Keep up the good work. Indianescence (talk) 08:19, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
And yes, i felt that we need a map of the world showing the geyser locations in the world. Something similar to this. [1] I am not very good with images. If you could do a favour and arrange for one such world map for the Numbers and Distribution section, i would be grateful. I will try my best too. Thanks. Indianescence (talk) 08:24, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

[outdent] That was so kind. Not anything for now, but i would let you know if am in need. Thanks. If you need anything from me, feel free. You new section is really nice. Indianescence (talk) 08:39, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Why will i? Its not a strict rule that we can't edit each other's sections. My work in that section will continue for a longer time. It seems major geysers and their distribution is a very vast topic. Indianescence (talk) 08:43, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
I see. That is why i have put that temporary map. I hope we get the new map soon. Indianescence (talk) 08:36, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
I think you should go ahead. I just wanted to inform you(as you are a part of geyser work), i have raised an issue on Talk:Triton (moon) about geysers. You may have alook on it. And yes, that work on images in AWESOME. TO be honest, i am highly impressed. I suck at images! Indianescence (talk) 13:30, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
I am feeling quite embarrased to say this, but i am not able to understand at all the discussion on Triton's talk page. Can you tell me the final desicion after it is made in simple language on my talk page. Thanks. Indianescence (talk) 13:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Yup..Downloading songs :)) Indianescence (talk) 18:12, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

No,no. I don't mind. So what planned after 10th? How much do you expect in 10th? Indianescence (talk) 18:19, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

I seriously have no idea. I am not a topper too, but a Top 5 (only coz others don't study). I am expecting in late 80's maybe. I may enter 90's(by mistake). I am thinking of AIEEE, BITSAT and MHT-CET (Maharashtra Exam). To study for all these, i have to study for IIT (though i am not aiming for IIT). My classes start on 16th April. So i may again become semi-active on wikipedia. You seem to have quite different ambition. Mein toh bheed (crowd) mein chalne waalon mein se hoon.;) Indianescence (talk) 18:28, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
I saw only the first part in theatre when it was released (sounds like centuries before!) I remember i like it. SO where do you stay in Delhi? Even i belong to somewhere near (Gaziabad). I do visit there once every 2 years. But now i don;t coz of studies. Indianescence (talk) 18:35, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Technical Drawing Applications. Tiring but interesting. This year ICSE papers came quite tough. Last year they were a cakewalk. ICSE is damn unexpectable. I was is CBSE from class 1 to 4. I had to leave it. You have an advantage of knowing CBSE MAths. It will help u a lot in future. Indianescence (talk) 18:43, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
After my classes start, i will hardly be there at home. I think i will end up making small contributions here and there. I can surely help you with that. I hope to get geyser at GA before the end of this month at least. Indianescence (talk) 04:25, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Its ok. I wanted that section on Uses of Geysers because as far as my experience goes, we should be ready with any circumstance. If they (i.e GA reviewer) ask us for a section on that during GAC, then the article will fail. As far as medical use is concerned, i think it will suit Hot springs more than geysers (No man sits in a geyser for heat therapy or for taking up minerals!). Whenever you feel that the article is ready for GAC, go ahead and nominate. Currently i am indulged in a horrific EDIT WAR. It is getting on my nerve. I have to solve the matter there immediately. Thanks Indianescence (talk) 05:43, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

[outdent] WP:Edit war. Edit war is something in which one editor makes an edit and the other keeps on undoing them thinking that they are incorrect. This editing and undoing keeps on going on. It is also accompanied sometimes by abuses. This is currently happening with genres of my articles. Why don't we toegether start the section as we have almost made our sections to a decent level. Let's start then. Indianescence (talk) 06:22, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Can you suggest a name? Commercial Usage of Geysers or Uses of Geysers or something else? Indianescence (talk) 06:27, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
That section on uses is awesome! I give green signal from my side. But let us review the article one more time (for spellings and sentence formation) before you nominate. I will do my review, then you can do yours. When i am done with my review, i will inform you. Indianescence (talk) 13:15, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
That geyser template is mind blowing. I had done a clean up of the article, but my net went off and i couldn't save my edits. I will review the article again. Indianescence (talk) 18:11, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I have finished my clean up. I never used "&nbsp" anywhere in my sections. So when you check the article, can you see where are they needed in my sections. Thanks a lot. As on my part, i feel the article is ready for GAC. Indianescence (talk) 18:48, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

No no. I don't mind. Now lets wait and watch. Fingers crossed. and yes, i hope there is no objection on the map!! Indianescence (talk) 08:00, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
The article has undergone a GA review. Its on hold. Do have a look. I have tried my best to address the issues raised. Lets see what happens. Indianescence (talk) 05:40, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
It's ok. It must be paining badly. You take care of yourself. This GA nomination seems to be very confusing. I never knew dashes and spaces mattered so much! Lets wait and watch. Indianescence (talk) 15:20, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Just a very informal note. This VanTucky seems to be a very strict guy. Look on his user page. He has failed many GA articles. I hope he doesn't read this. hehe. Indianescence (talk) 15:26, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
At least he liked the prose. But i would really feel bad if the article fails because of dashes and spaces. Honestly, it sounds very kiddish to me. It seems i am in a very frank mood. I am blurting out everything i feel in the corner of my heart. ;)Indianescence (talk) 15:32, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
I feel he is sensible enough to put logic above anger. I have given a slight hint about it in my new comment on the talk page. I think you would like to answer that survey on the talk page. Dank seems to be enthusiastic about the replies. Indianescence (talk) 15:39, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Congratualtaions bro! The article is now GA dude! We've done it! That GA sign looks so good! hehe!Indianescence (talk) 04:13, 15 April 2008 (UTC) And here is you well desreved barnstar

75px The Geography Barnstar
For all your brilliant contributions which shaped Geyser to GA status.Keep it up! Indianescence (talk) 17:10, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
You are absolutely correct that volcanoes make geysers work. What i was asking was, How? I know there already are some lines about it, but i don't know why, i am getting a feeling that there is something more about the sychronization in the working of Volcano and Geyser together. If there is nothing much about it, then i seriously don't mind its absence in the article as a section. I just gave it thaught. Indianescence (talk) 16:50, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
For Tourism in New Zealand (Rotorua) see [2]. Rotorua is most famous for geyser tourism in New Zealand.
For Geyser Tourism in Iceland see [3]
And for Geyser Tourism in Yellowstone, see [4] You can pick many statistical data from these sites too. For searching, i typed, "geyser place name tourism" in google search. Cheers! Indianescence (talk) 15:16, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Ok, so thats the case. But i feel that the Iceland source is not a Tour Company site. Its a guide for tourists in Iceland. I think guides will be allowed as they don't advertise tour packages. Indianescence (talk) 07:22, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
WP:Verifiability states, that readers should be able to check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source. I feel that the iceland source is reliable as it is not a blog site. Its a travel guide, not an advertisement! Indianescence (talk) 16:46, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

[outdent] Hey Sushant. I hope you are doing well. Well, recently i worked on Running (No Doubt song), and got it to GA, and then now on "Rock Steady to Featured Topic Candidate". I was quite occupied at it. I hope Rock Steady becomes Featured topic soon. Well, i have a kinda bad news. My classes start from 25th April, and my dad is getting my T.V and Net cut. As a result, unfortunately and sadly, i wont be able to work on wikipedia till August 2010. I felt bad, but i know its for my own good. I might be able to come on wikipedia very rarely, maybe i will come to just talk to you. It was extremely great and fun working with you on Geyser. I will be leaving wikipedia on 28th April. I hope you enjoy your time here, Himachal Pradesh needs you. hehe. Take care. Bye. Indianescence (talk) 10:59, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Oh no, never. I can never ever forget you. You are the one with whom i have talked the most on wikipedia. All the best to you too in life. Who thaught that life just after tenth would also be busy!! Bye bro! Indianescence (talk) 17:35, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Not now, April 28th. That's my dad and the Internet company have given the ultimatum. Indianescence (talk) 17:38, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
No Ways!!Its sin!!My dad told me that he is getting the net cut because of my classes. Then he contacted the Internet company which said that they will disconnect my net on 28th. So that's my final day. Indianescence (talk) 17:43, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Even i am waiting for Rock Steady to become Featured Topic [5]. It was User:17Drew's dream. I am waiting for it to pass. Drew could not make Running (No Doubt song) a GA, so his dream was left unfulfilled. i did that and i hope his dream comes true, though he is not on wikipedia since December. Indianescence (talk) 17:54, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually Drew was the guy whom i met first on wikipedia. I made very silly edits initially. Anyone else would have kicked me out. But he kept on telling me the right way to edit and encouraged me. Everyone knows how good he was in editing and how high-class he was, yet he spoke to me. He helped me a lot, so it was my time to return it. Thats what i did. I hope one day he returns and sees my gift for him. Indianescence (talk) 18:01, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Hi Sushant, how are you? I made some edits (mostly structural edits) in Himachal Pradesh, more will follow. I went though the FAC of the article, and also read large parts of the article. Several MoS issues need to be solved. Hope those could be fixed easily. After I do some more edits (may need a few days), how about a peer review?--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:28, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I know about the article Economic development in India. You did tell about it when it was being developed.
Anyway. let's see how the HP article goes. Probably the "culture" section would need additional content.--Dwaipayan (talk) 03:21, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

History of Microsoft[edit]

Good suggestion. It should be better now? Cheers! Gary King (talk) 03:32, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Also, if you have time, could your review the article? I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance! Gary King (talk) 03:33, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks - I appreciate it! I also have nominated a related article for WP:GAN (it is much shorter), Paul Allen. The nomination is at Wikipedia:Good_article_nominations#Economics_and_business - if you have time, I'd appreciate a review for that one, too, since it is related to Microsoft :) Cheers! Gary King (talk) 03:38, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Any update on Paul Allen? Thanks! :) Gary King (talk) 19:59, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Sounds good. Gary King (talk) 03:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Hey, just FYI I'm looking at your Paul Allen notes right now. I'll be done in a few minutes, so don't leave! Gary King (talk) 06:29, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Okay, your comments have all been addressed. Please respond. Thanks! Gary King (talk) 06:31, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
I don't see the style being used at either article that you provided. Gary King (talk) 08:31, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Please link me to a recently promoted Featured Article that uses this style. I am not trying to be contentious, but this is something that I have never seen - and as you can see from my user page, I have been involved in a number of article promotions. Please continue this discussion on Talk:Paul Allen. Gary King (talk) 08:36, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Responded. Gary King (talk) 09:35, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Fellowship vlsnap.png)[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar. As for Weber-Stephen Products Co., I knew it was a long shot to pass WP:GA, but I figured I'd give it a shot anyway, and at least get some constructive feedback on the article on ways to improve. Obviously, length is the glaring issue right now. Jauerbackdude?/dude. 18:12, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Steve Dahl GA[edit]

Hi, I've worked on Steve Dahl and tried to follow your suggestions. Please let me know if it's good enough now or if it still needs work. Nobody of Consequence (talk) 21:03, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the GA! Jauerbackdude?/dude. 03:45, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Yes, thanks from me as well. The next step is to get it Featured. :-) Nobody of Consequence (talk) 04:10, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Arad, Israel GA[edit]

Hi, thanks for your comments. Initially I thought that you were just out to auto-fail the article for trivial reasons, but now I see that you're a genuine reviwer. I am working on improving the article in accordance with your comments. However, I have a few concerns:

  • The images in the history section - it's a browser issue, I guess related to web standards compliance. It works just fine on IE. I'll try to fix it somehow, maybe with a gallery, but moving the images to the left is not a good solution.
  • About images - this is actually something that really bothers me in many other articles, especially GAs and FAs - not enough images. Redirecting the reader to a commons category doesn't help anyone, and I'm saying this from vast experience as both an editor and reader on Wikipedia. As long as there's no policy or guideline prohibiting the use of images as they are used/placed in the article on Arad, I don't think anything should be changed.

You'll also be glad to know that I fixed most of the other issues you raised (the small ones).

Cheers, Ynhockey (Talk) 17:03, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Just to elaborate on the reason why I thought your initial review was unfair off-hand: notice that the article's subject is a very small town in the middle of nowhere, which isn't really that notable - I think in India for example, which has a billion people, it would probably not be considered notable enough to even mention. Even so, the article is very long (over 40 kB), includes a wealth of sourced information which most GAs even on big cities do not include (see Ashdod for example), images from all over town, including a couple original ones from the 1990s (!!!), as well as three original maps, including a full street map (I haven't really seen another article on all of Wikipedia which has this, including FAs). In light of all these merits, the only real issues you found were some citation needed tags and a short lead. It's kind of hard for me to understand how that's fair, although as I said in my previous comment, I am working to improve the article as we speak. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 17:19, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Very well, I'll try to do something with the images. It's very difficult for me to know about formatting issues on other systems, and a screenshot would really help. On my 17" monitor, the formatting looks perfect and very in-place. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 17:20, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for withdrawing the complaint, although I'd still like a screenshot, if possible, of what it looks like on your system. In that case, I'll make an effort to format the images better for wide-screen monitors. I admit that thinking about it now, some sections' formatting must looks horrible on wide-screen, because the heights were very specifically chosen on many images. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 17:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I have already addressed the citation needed issue. Please see Talk:Arad, Israel and the article itself. Good night! -- Ynhockey (Talk) 18:54, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the pass of this article. Flymeoutofhere (talk) 19:38, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
BTW - I just thought - would you consider doing a GA review of Haifa for me. Its had 2 failed GAC's - the comments from the second one were almost fully addressed, but I had no reply from the reviewer despite asking him whether its ok. Itd be great if you could do that. Thanks. Flymeoutofhere (talk) 19:51, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Black Tide[edit]

Ummm... First off, the lead for a short article shouldn't be very long. Second, band's that are reletavly underground don't really require images. Third, the history is brief... because their history is very brief. I think that you should take a look a other heavy metal GAs and reconsider. Burningclean [speak] 20:43, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Oh by the way, I just re-read my first comment and it seems like I came on pretty strong. Sorry about that, I didn't mean to. Cheers, Burningclean [speak] 00:56, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Taken care of. Thanks, Burningclean [speak] 03:00, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
References are not supposed to be in the lead because they are later talked about in the article. If I were to use a quote or something in the lead, and it did not appear elsewhere in the article, It would need a citation. Otherwise it is not advised. Thanks, Burningclean [speak] 03:05, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Me too. Burningclean [speak] 03:18, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Did you read the article?!? "The band started touring and gained a position on the second stage of Ozzfest, but were kicked off the tour because the stage was sponsored by Jägermeister, due to the fact some of the band members were under the legal drinking age. Although the band were no longer appearing on the second stage, Black Tide was able to be the opening act on the main stage in some areas, opening for Lordi, Static-X, Lamb of God, and Ozzy Osbourne.[2] After Ozzfest, the band toured with Avenged Sevenfold and All That Remains.[3][4]" Burningclean [speak] 03:26, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Mammals[edit]

Er, I wasn't aware I had to make any final decision? We remain in disagreement over the "Things to do" box, but I'm sure that the admins of the Featured portals applications can make their own decisions over that relatively minor point. Regards, Espresso Addict (talk) 05:47, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Haifa[edit]

Hi there. Ive addressed/replied to those GA review points. Thanks. Flymeoutofhere (talk) 20:00, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Bagel[edit]

I, for your help with the GAC's of Haifa and Arad Flymeoutofhere (talk) 12:46, 13 April 2008 (UTC), award you this Bagel of Zion for improving the coverage of ציון. Remember not to edit on empty stomach.

Akhtar Hameed Khan[edit]

Have accommodated all suggestions.--IslesCapeTalk 14:34, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Sushant. Any advice for moving it to FAC?--IslesCapeTalk 16:26, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Greeks[edit]

Updated as per suggestion. Was not sure a table was required as per WP:Table but it looks better now. Looking forward to more ideas and suggestions. Thanks.Xenovatis (talk) 14:42, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Wasn't aware it contravened WP:MOS, checked and you are right.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_%28text_formatting%29#Boldface Ammending presently. Thanks for the heads up.Xenovatis (talk) 15:26, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Ammended. The capitalization issue is due to some being prefixes and hence being capitalized since they are at the beginning of a surname, the others are suffixes hence they wouldn't be capitalized.Xenovatis (talk) 15:34, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Do you have further interest in reviewing the article? Thanks.Xenovatis (talk) 12:50, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Sushant, thanks for taking the time to review the article. I appreciate your time. If you ever require help in the future please contact me at my talk page or email. Take care.Xenovatis (talk) 15:42, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

GA reviews[edit]

Hi! I've noticed that you've been doing some GA reviews. When reviewing articles, please make sure that everything you put onto the talk page regarding the GA review is placed within one section header only, and that you link to it from the {{ArticleHistory}} template. I've noticed that several of your reviews have the review itself under one section header, and the pass/fail under a separate one, which is not correct -- it's not a good idea to separate this. Thanks! Dr. Cash (talk) 05:52, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Madman Muntz GA review[edit]

Hello, I've incorporated your suggestions in the Madman Muntz article. I improved the fair use rationale for the image also. Please let me know if there's anything else to do. Nobody of Consequence (talk) 23:23, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Awesome! Thanks for your review! Nobody of Consequence (talk) 16:12, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Rollback request[edit]

Hello Sushant gupta, you're welcome for rollback. Just remember that it's only for reverting obvious vandalism; also, you can read up on rollback at Wikipedia:Rollback feature, and if you want, you can practice with it at Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 17:00, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome! Acalamari 17:04, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Portal:Mammals[edit]

Yes, I can wait. But next time refrain from typing in caps-lock. OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:29, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Excuse me? When you called me "reviewing a portal for the first time", that's personal attack. My review experience is 10 times more than you, to be honest. I'm a featured portal co-director (see Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Co-directors) and I am one of the most experienced reviewer in the community that they trusted me to be a GA Sweeps participant (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force/Sweeps). For your question on why I raise concerns in installments, the reason is because I was on exam last week (don't get me started, I got 4 exams in 5 days). I won't have time to use an hour to review every aspect of the portal. Plus I even helped you to clean up some stuff in the portal while I was in my exam week. If you continue to attack editors, I have no choice but to block you. OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:59, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Geyser maps[edit]

Hi sushant, didnt notice your post till now. Unfortunately i dont have the time i used to to make these maps. Once i'm free after my exams, i might give it a shot -- PlaneMad|YakYak 14:14, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Reporting vandals[edit]

I saw you asked DerHexer personally to block user Hagi123. You do know that WP:AIV is the general place to report such vandals, right? - Face 15:12, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. To answer your question: if a user has received sufficient warnings and a final warning, and if you're intention is to protect the encyclopedia (and/or certain users), then it is certainly not a bad practice to request a block. Be it via WP:AIV or a specific admin. But I just wanted to say that WP:AIV is the prefered way. Keep vandal-hunting because you're help is appreciated! Cheers, Face 20:09, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: I am really surprised!!![edit]

Hi! Actually I do not participate much in certain aspects of WP that are needed to be an administrator. For example, AfD, XfD, long-drawn debates in general etc. Also, I fear very soon my wiki activity will be very very less.--Dwaipayan (talk) 16:26, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Economic and Tax Crimes[edit]

Hi Sushant gupta, I've removed your speedy deletion tag from Economic and Tax Crimes, as "neutrality has been disputed" is not a speedy deletion criteria. However, I have replaced it with a proposed deletion template on the basis of WP:V; feel free to prod2, afd, cleanup or whatever. Marasmusine (talk) 15:32, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Re:Your userpage![edit]

A start-class article for a start-class wikipedian. :-) — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 07:02, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Absoute (philosophy)[edit]

I saw you reverted my contribution to Absolute (philosophy). I'm interested in why "intelligible" rather deals with Logos than with intelligibility. And what is the fundamental difference between Absolute and thing in itself, except their different usage? With goodness in mind (talk) 12:36, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

why did you cancel my post[edit]

Hi,

I am new to Wikipedia, and I have just added a link to the Wavecom's web site in the external links section of the Machine To Machine page. Wavecom is one of the main players in this arena. Furthermore, there is already a link in the same section of the same page pointing to the Siemens web site (which is another leader in M2M).

Could you explain me the reason why you did cancel my post and what is the difference between my external link and the one pointing to Siemens web site on the same page ?

Regards, Thierry37 2 (talk) 17:46, 1 May 2008 (UTC)thierry37_2

Hi, thanks for your answer. Would it be better if I just say "...Wavecom is a supplier of ..." rather than worldwide leader ? Regards Thierry37 2 (talk) 09:11, 2 May 2008 (UTC)thierry37_2

WikiProject Good Articles May Newsletter[edit]

The May Newsletter for WikiProject Good Articles has now been published. Dr. Cash (talk) 22:16, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

All the Best![edit]

All the Best! --Bhadani (talk) 16:53, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi Sushantjee. I wish you all the best for your engineering entrance examination. Right now, the examination should be your top priority. All the Best! --Bhadani (talk) 15:18, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

DYBN[edit]

No problem. Hey, if you would be so kind, the serial actions of User:Pinoybandwagon and his various sockpuppets such as User:Martindanza have left Philippine radio stations in quite a mess, with lots of articles under brand names, pages full of programming schedules, etc. Clicking on the links on this page will lead you to other pages which need work; and your help will make lighter work for all of us on the clean-up crew. It's gonna take months to clear up the mess. --Orange Mike | Talk 13:40, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Earth sciences[edit]

No problem! Overall I think it's a great portal. Regards, Espresso Addict (talk) 06:15, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject India Newsletter Volume III, Issue no. 001 - June 2008[edit]

Project News
  • Tag & Assess 2008, an assessment drive initiated by the assessment department began on June 7, 2008 and will be running until July 2008. Many Wikipedians have started contributing to this mammoth task. This housekeeping activity will help manage articles in better way. You can also get involved!
  • Bot Assisted Assessment was successfully done using Bot0612 in May 2008. 1744 articles (18.5%) of all India unassessed articles were marked if they had been assessed by some other project.
  • What's Featured and Good?
  • IPL was hot on Wikipedia too!!! During the tournament, the article was among the most frequently edited articles. It is currently the only Indian article in top 100, occupying 58th spot.
  • Do you know of an article that is currently underrated? If so, please nominate the article at the Assessment Department's request for assessment. This will allow our project to get a better idea of the quality of our articles.
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Quick message[edit]

I'm sending this to all the wikiproject:mammals participants. There's a naming guideline up for discussion on the talk page, and the more people get involved the more valid any consensus drawn. Ironholds 19:11, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

NowCommons: Image:Eskimo nebula (cropped).jpg[edit]

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HI:)[edit]

Hey, i just came online from the cyber cafe. How are you? How much did you score in yout boards? What plans now? Indianescence (talk) 18:35, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Wow, you have done very well in maths. Congrats. So you have continued in school? Well, i ain't appearing for JEE, i am appearing for MHT-CET (luckily my state has good engg institutes) and i will give AIEEE as well. So i am not extremely deep into engg. preparation. You've done a good job here! Keep it up! Well, you can check mine here..type T/4315/051. I will try my best to come online again. If you have a yahoo id, we can chat on Yahoo! messenger sometimes. Do write in your email id. Indianescence (talk) 10:56, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

Sorry about the delay. AWB has been having a few issues lately. Here is the august issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter! Dr. Cash (talk) 20:52, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

Sorry about the delay. AWB has been having a few issues lately. Here is the august issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter! Dr. Cash (talk) 20:53, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Evolutionary history of life[edit]

Hi, Sushant. I'm impressed that you started Evolutionary history of life as a 16-year-old - at that age I woudn't have known where to begin - and I've been keen on the subject since I was about 11. I have every intention of improving it as much as possible. The old version (e.g at end-July 2008) was far too focussed on molecular biology, and virtually ignored other perspectives (especially geology & paleontology) and important stages in the story (e.g microbial mats, which owned the biosphere for over 2000 M years and arguably still do). A buddy and I are the active members of WP:CEX, and hopefully have wide enough background knowledge to provide reasonable coverage. We'll go for GA when we think the article covers the subject decently - huge gaps in coverage were why it was demoted from GA to C-class. If you think we're in danger of missing something, please either mention it at Talk:Evolutionary history of life or add it, with WP:RS of course. -- Philcha (talk) 13:27, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I'll do the lead when I'm happy with the main content. I'll probably have to revise the content a few times, as it's such a huge topic - right now I'm trying to find the best way to summarise multicellularity, which is very complex on its own. -- Philcha (talk) 10:37, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, Sushant, I'll have to undo your grouping of the diversification of eucaryotes section with three domain system. I know where I'm going with the article. The problem is that it's such a huge topic that there's little room for background material. You should regard anythng below the sections I've produced as obsolete, retained only so I can cannibalise them. I'm sorry if that sound harsh, but I've had to be equally harsh with my own writing - User:Philcha/Sandbox/LUCA contains big section I wrote then removed becuase it's too big and does not stick closely to the main subject - "evolutionary history" = history (narrative, mainly the big events) from an evolutionary point of view.
The whole thing is so complex that for now it's best if it's controlled by one person. The "GA" version was poorly structured and looked like a horse designed by a committee - a camel (old UK joke, I don't know if it's well-known among Indians).
On the other hand if you want to comment at Talk:Evolutionary history of life, I'd be happy know your opinions and ideas. -- Philcha (talk) 12:23, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
To give you an example of how much the article needs to be compressed, compare the recent section "Earliest evidence for life on Earth" with the older section "Early signs of life". The newer section is more accurate and up-to-date as well, as it's written by 2 people who have done quite a lot of work on Cambrian and pre-Cambrian paleontology subjects (see (WP:CEX) -- Philcha (talk) 12:33, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Hi, Sushant, I just looked at the last version of the article before I started editing and found no section called "Geology". There was a section "Major geological extinction events", which started with a huge mistake - its first subsection was "Cambrian explosion", which was certainly not an extinction.
Re geology generally, rhere's now a timeline at the top which I will complete by adding important events, and I'll probably add at least one more to cover in more detail events from the Ediacaran to the present. -- Philcha (talk) 15:32, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Dashanpu Formation[edit]

Hello Sushant gupta! I have a question in the Portal_talk:Earth_sciences. --Reiner Stoppok (talk) 00:51, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Vlcsnap-8635857.png[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:Photo 77.jpg[edit]

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Protected areas title changes[edit]

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Just to say Hello[edit]

Hi! May I know where you're from? Because you seem to be from the place that I belong to. --Priyanka (talk) 08:44, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Portal:Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Sure! I'd be more than glad to do it. But I really don't have any idea what you want me to do. Can you please explain?

Thanks! -- Priyanka (talk) 15:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

GA Sweeps invitation[edit]

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am sending you this message since you are a member of the GA WikiProject. I would like to invite you to consider helping with the GA sweeps process. Sweeps helps to ensure that the oldest GAs still meet the criteria, and improve the quality of GAs overall. Unfortunately, last month only two articles were reviewed. This is definitely a low point after our peak at the beginning of the process when 163 articles were reviewed in September 2007. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. All exempt and previously reviewed articles have already been removed from the list. Instead of reviewing by topic, you can consider picking and choosing whichever articles interest you.

We are always looking for new members to assist with the remaining articles, so if you are interested or know of anybody that can assist, please visit the GA sweeps page. In addition, for every member that reviews 100 articles or has a significant impact on the process, s/he will get an award when they reach that threshold. If only 14 editors achieve this feat starting now, we would be done with Sweeps! Of course, having more people reviewing less articles would be better for all involved, so please consider asking others to help out. Feel free to stop by and only review a few articles, something's better than nothing! Take a look at the list, and see what articles interest you. Let's work to complete Sweeps so that efforts can be fully focused on the backlog at GAN. If you have any questions about the process, reviewing, or need help with a particular article, please contact me or OhanaUnited and we'll be happy to help. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 08:47, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Geology of solar terrestrial planets GA Sweeps: On Hold[edit]

I have reviewed Geology of solar terrestrial planets for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since you are a main contributor of the article (determined based on this tool), I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 02:52, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

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

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WIkiProject Mac[edit]

Hello Sushant gupta,

There hasn't been much activity at WikiProject Mac lately, and I saw your name on the list of active participants. If you are willing to jump in again, please consider helping to revive the project!

  • Put {{WikiProject Macintosh}} on the talk pages of articles involving Macintosh and Apple. This helps to categorize articles!
  • Write, cleanup, or expand an article about Macintosh/Apple
  • Source a Biography of a living person living in, born in, or otherwise affiliated with Macintosh/Apple
  • Help spread the word about the project
  • Update the project page or the portal
  • Watchlist or check the project talk page for updates

If you know anyone who might be interested in Macintosh/Apple , please pass this message along to them! If you are still interested in the project but aren't currently active, please add yourself to the list of inactive participants at the bottom of this list. Thanks!

On behalf of the project, iBen 21:32, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of April. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 200. 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. Hope we can see you in April.
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WikiProject Macintosh Revival[edit]

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Hello, Sushant gupta! You've listed yourself as an active member of WikiProject Macintosh, which is currently seeing very little activity. We are trying to revive the project and your help would be appreciated. To see who is active and who is not, we will be listing all active members under "status pending" in the project's participant list. Please move your name to either the "former members" section or "active" section. Hope to see you in the "active" column! For more information on how to help the project, visit the How to help section at our project page! · EdwardsBot (talk) 02:36, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Macintosh Role Call[edit]

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Hello, Sushant gupta! You've listed yourself as an active member of WikiProject Macintosh, which is currently being revived. Your help would be appreciated! To see who is active and who is not, we will be listing all active members under "status pending" in the project's participant list. Please move your name to either the "former members" section or "active" section. The role call will end May 31; please move your name now if you are still interested. For more information on how to help the project, visit the How to help section at our project page! &middot MonoBot04:20, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:341670552 8e7fb4589b.jpg[edit]

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You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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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.
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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.

If you've just joined, add your name to the Members section of Wikipedia:WikiProject India. You'll get a mention in the next issue of the Newsletter and get it delivered as desired. Also, please include your own promotions and awards in future issues. Don't be shy!

Lastly, this is your newsletter and you can be involved in the creation of the next issue. Any and all contributions are welcome. Simply let yourself be known to any of the undersigned, or just start editing!

Signed...

SBC-YPR, Sodabottle (Editors)

Tinucherian (Distributor)


This newsletter incorporates content from the WikiMedia India Community Newsletter, September 2010.

Looking forward to more contributions from you!
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WikiProject Space reorganization[edit]

Hello WikiProject Space member! A discussion has been started regarding the future of WikiProject Space here; any comments you might have would be welcome! There are mainly two competing ideas:

  1. Centralize all the Space-related WikiProjects, such as Astronomy and Spaceflight, and merge them into WikiProject Space, or
  2. Separate the Astronomy and Spaceflight "sides" of WikiProject, and remove WikiProject Space.

If you can think of other options, that's great too. Your contribution to the discussion would be much appreciated. Thanks! :)

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Space at 00:13, 29 November 2010 (UTC).

Invitation to particpate in the December 2010 Wikification Drive[edit]

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 18:59, 30 November 2010 (UTC).

Announcement[edit]

Hello! I'm The Arbiter, one of the coordinators for WikiProject Zoo. I am proud to announce the launch of a new portal: Portal:Zoos and Aquariums! ZooPro, ZooFari, and I worked hard to create a new portal for information on zoos, aquariums, and the associated projects and articles on Wikipedia. If you could head on over, take a look at our work, and maybe learn some more about zoos and Wikiproject Zoo, it would be great! Cheers and Happy Editing!

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of The Arbiter (talk) at 03:27, 14 December 2010 (UTC).

Happy New Year 2011!!![edit]

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Happy New Year 2011 !!!
Dear Sushant gupta,
New Year is the time to enjoy, party and rejuvenate oneself with a new spirit and enthusiasm. It is also the time to forget the past and begin a new life. Let us make the New Year’s resolution to:

I take this as an occasion to wish you and your family the best in the days to come on Wikipedia and in real life. May this New Year invigorate you, bringing you more happiness and content. Happy New Year 2011!!! and Happy Wikipediaing --Soumit Banerjee (talk) 09:07, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Please confirm your membership[edit]

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 20:31, 22 December 2010 (UTC).

February 2011 Wikification Drive[edit]

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Wikiproject Wikify at 00:45, 20 January 2011 (UTC).

WikiProject Wikify's Coordinator Election[edit]

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 22:32, 23 January 2011 (UTC).

The Wikifier, WikiProject Wikify's First Newsletter (January 2011)[edit]

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Welcome to WikiProject Wikify's first newsletter! This newsletter will be published every two months, right before the start of the upcoming drive. February's Drive is projected to be a huge success, with announcements posted at The Signpost and Community Portal. Participants will be rewarded with barnstars. Sign up if you have not already! Project Coordinator elections are still open until February 1, 2011.

Happy Wikifying,

The coordinators of The Wikifier: Mono (talk) and Sumsum2010·T·C·Review me!

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 02:54, 28 January 2011 (UTC).

The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive has begun![edit]

Get going!

The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive has begun. Please get started, as the drive aims to wikify over 2,000 articles this month. We're going to need all the firepower we can get, so please remind your friends to join up as well. In case you didn't know, wikification is fairly simple: just add wiki markup, links, and similar formatting. Thanks for joining; we're looking forward to an exciting time this month!

Regards,

Guoguo12 (talk · contribs), Mono (talk · contribs), Nolelover (talk · contribs), and Sumsum2010 (talk · contribs).

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Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 01:02, 2 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 23:52, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive Needs Your Help![edit]

Please help!

The February 2011 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive is almost complete. Please help, as the backlog is still very large. Still exceeding 20,000 articles! The goal is 18,000 or less. Lets see if we can do it! We're going to need all the firepower we can get, so please remind your friends to help as well.Thank you for all your help thus far!

Regards,

Guoguo12 (talk · contribs), Mono (talk · contribs), Nolelover (talk · contribs), Sumsum2010 (talk · contribs), and WikiCopter (talk · contribs).

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Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 04:19, 24 February 2011 (UTC).

WikiProject Wikify's March Mini Drive[edit]

WikiProject Wikify's March Mini!

Hello, I thought you would be interested in the March Mini, a coordinated effort by WikiProject Wikify members to eliminate the 2008 backlog of articles tagged with {{wikify}} and/or {{dead end}}. Come join in the fun! There are only three prizes to be won, including a special barnstar created just for this drive!

Regards,

WikiProject Wikify

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Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 04:13, 9 March 2011 (UTC).

WikiProject Wikfiy's April Drive[edit]

The Wikifier: March 2011[edit]

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Hello Wikifiers!

Sorry this Newsletter is late, It should have gone out a month ago. I've been very busy in real life and didn't have time to get over to the newsletter. In this edition of the Newsletter, we have an editorial written by our new executive coordinator; Guoguo12. Guoguo12 has succeeded Mono due to an indefinite wikibreak. We also have the results of the February and March Mini drives.

Happy Wikifying,

Sumsum2010, the assistant coordinator of WikiProject Wikify

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Wikify at 02:02, 16 May 2011 (UTC).

June 2011 Wikification Drive[edit]

Sumsum2010·T·C 22:16, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify Discussion Invitation[edit]

Sumsum2010·T·C 23:27, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

August 2011 Wikification Drive[edit]

Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Sushant gupta,

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 Wikify's August Newsletter[edit]

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Your Wikification Newsletter – Volume I, Issue IV, October 2011


To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

WP:Astrology project would like your views on what constitutes appropriate content and sources for astrology-related content[edit]

Hi, this is to let you know that there is an important discussion taking place in the WP:Astrology project, which affects the guidelines for content and sources on astrology-related pages. This requires input from its members. It would be very much appreciated if you could leave a comment/express your views on the issues raised.

The link to the discussion is here.

Hope you can find time to add a few thoughts

Thank you, -- Zac Δ talk! 14:14, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

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)

Delivered per request on Wikipedia:Bot requests. The Helpful Bot 01:41, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to the April Wikification Drive[edit]

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 02:19, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured portal review/Weather[edit]

This portal could use some improvement, see above discussion for some suggestions on things to work on, any help you could give in contributing to the efforts to maintain its quality rating would be most appreciated. Cheers, — Cirt (talk) 01:50, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Himachali in traditional dress.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Himachali in traditional dress.jpg. I noticed that while you provided a valid copyright licensing tag, there is no proof that the creator of the file agreed to license it under the given license.

If you created this media entirely yourself but have previously published it elsewhere (especially online), please either

  • make a note permitting reuse under the CC-BY-SA or another acceptable free license (see this list) at the site of the original publication; or
  • Send an email from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en@wikimedia.org, stating your ownership of the material and your intention to publish it under a free license. You can find a sample permission letter here. If you take this step, add {{OTRS pending}} to the file description page to prevent premature deletion.

If you did not create it entirely yourself, please ask the person who created the file to take one of the two steps listed above, or if the owner of the file has already given their permission to you via email, please forward that email to permissions-en@wikimedia.org.

If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Non-free content, use a tag such as {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:File copyright tags#Fair use, and add a rationale justifying the file's use on the article or articles where it is included. See Wikipedia:File copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have provided evidence that their copyright owners have agreed to license their works under the tags you supplied, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Files lacking evidence of permission may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. You may wish to read the Wikipedia's image use policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Magog the Ogre (talk) 20:38, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify: July Newsletter and August Drive[edit]

EdwardsBot (talk) 21:33, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify and the future of wikification[edit]

Hi! There is an ongoing proposal at the project talkpage concerning the future of wikification, including possible deprecation of the {{wikify}} template which is being discussed at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2012 August 10. Your input would be greatly appreciated!

You are receiving this message because you are listed as an active member of the wikify project. To update your status, go here.

Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 15:50, 12 August 2012 (UTC) on behalf of Project Wikify

WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)[edit]

Hello, you are receiving this message because you are currently a participant of WikiProject Good articles. Since the creation of the WikiProject, over 200 user's have joined to help review good article nominations and contribute to other sections of the WikiProject. Over the years, several of these users have stopped reviewing articles and/or have become inactive with the project but are still listed as participates. In order to improve communications with other participants and get newsletters sent out faster (newsletters will begin to be sent out monthly starting in October) all participants that are no longer active with the WikiProject will be removed from the participants list.

If you are still interested in being a participant for this WikiProject, please sign your user name here and please help review some articles so we can reduce the size of the backlog. If you are no longer interested, you do not need to sign your name anywhere and your name will be removed from the participants list after the deadline. Remember that even if you are not interested at this time, you can always re-add your name to the list whenever you want. The deadline to sign your name on the page above will be November 1, 2012. Thank-you. 13:35, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Update for: WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)[edit]

Sorry for having to send out a second message but a user has brought to my attention that a point mentioned in the first message should be clarified. If user's don't sign on this page, they will be moved to an "Inactive Participants" list rather then be being removed from the entire WikiProject. Sorry for any confusion.--Dom497 (talk)15:24, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - October 2012[edit]

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→ Please direct all enquiries regarding this newsletter to the WikiProject talk page.
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WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Second Call)[edit]

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You are reciving this message because you have not added your name to the list of active WikiProject Good Articles participants. Though you may have recived the first message sent out in September, some users may have had that message archived before coming online to read it and therefore never saw it. If you are deeming yourself inactive with the WikiProject please disregard this message as your name will be moved to an "inactive participant" list at the end of the clean-up. If you are still active with the WikiProject, please be sure to include your name on this list. The current deadline to add your name to the list (if you are still active) is November 1, 2012. A third and final message will be sent out during the last week of the clean-up before the deadline. Thank-you.--EdwardsBot

WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Final Call)[edit]

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You are receiving this message because you have not added your name to the list of active WikiProject Good Articles participants. Though you may have recived the past two messages sent out in September and October, some users may have had that message archived before coming online to read it and therefore never saw it. If you are deeming yourself inactive with the WikiProject please disregard this message as your name will be moved to an "inactive participant" list at the end of the clean-up. If you are still active with the WikiProject, please be sure to include your name on this list. The deadline to add your name to the list (if you are still active) is November 1, 2012. This will be the last message sent out before the deadline which is in 2 days. Thank-you.--EdwardsBot

The GAN Newsletter (November 2012)[edit]

In This Issue



WikiProject Wikify: November Newsletter and December Drive[edit]

Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) on behalf of WikiProject Wikify, 22:33, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (December 2012)[edit]

In This Issue



The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (January 2013)[edit]

In This Issue



This newsletter was delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 14:36, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

February 2013 Wikification Drive[edit]

Hi there! I thought you might be interested in WikiProject Wikify's February Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive. We'll be trying to reduce the backlog size by over 500 articles and we need your help! Hard-working participants in the drive will receive awards for their contributions. If you have a spare moment, please join and wikify an article or tell your friends. Thanks!

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013[edit]

In This Issue



Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.

If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.

Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

WikiProject Wikify April Drive[edit]

Hi there! I thought you might be interested in WikiProject Wikify's April Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive. We'll be trying to reduce the backlog size by over 500 articles and we need your help! Hard-working participants in the drive will receive awards for their contributions. If you have a spare moment, please join and wikify an article or tell your friends. Thanks!

-- Message delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 22:04, 31 March 2013 (UTC) on behalf of WikiProject Wikify.

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 01:18, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:07, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

October 2013 Wikification Drive[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:14, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify: November Newsletter and December Drive[edit]

Delivered on behalf of WikiProject Wikify. To unsubscribe remove your username from this list. EdwardsBot (talk) 22:17, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:07, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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