User talk:Tinucherian/Archives/2009/December

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Hello!Any Indian wikiproject needs attention?? I'm ready to contribute! Vatsan34 (talk) 09:46, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Join WP:INDIA and any of the sub workgroups of your interest. -- Tinu Cherian - 09:48, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

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2010 WikiCup Signups Reconfirmation!

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  • Hello, the flag you signed up with at the 2010 WikiCup Signups page was removed as it did not meet our flag requirements. Your flag must "be under a free license that is of a (current or historical) continent, country, state, county or city and has NOT already been chosen by another contestant. You may not use the flag of Mexico." Please return to the signups page and choose a new flag that meets these requirements. Thank you! iMatthew talk at 22:39, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
I had to restore {{flagicon|IND}} India to my name. I was using that since last year WikiCup. Unlike in many other countries, there are NO state/city flags in India. Hence I am unable to use any other flag other than of India. If duplicate flags are not permissible,you may add another flag of ur choice -- Tinu Cherian - 03:44, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Priyanka Vadra

Hi admin a user has threatened a member of the Gandhi family probably the whole family probably requires an oversight or blocking that IP --NotedGrant Talk 15:02, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Yup.The problem is serious.I think there is some Hate India group forming in Wikipedia. A racist attack on my talk page here along with couple submitted by Notedgrant is ample proof.  arun  talk  15:56, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Na that's impossible Arun the first IP was from Australia and we know what that means The second guy is totally unrelated (He's from China ;) )--NotedGrant Talk 16:07, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
The users may be unrelated, but their motive seem to coincide. May be like Notedgrant said, it might be a coincidence... arun  talk  16:20, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

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HI Tinu. Where is everyone from India these days? It seems we've lost some valuable Indian contributors. I can't believe how bad some of the articles on Indian cities and states are which really ought to be up to scratch by now. So many poorly referenced articles on cities without photographs and decent written info. But there is a huge amount to do and it seems we just don't have the contributors. Most of the editors from India it seems are not capable of writing quality articles and has resulted in a load of unreferenced spam in a lot of articles on towns and villages. Sigh, why can't we have more decent Indian editors like yourself, Nvvchar, Yellow Monkey and Red Tiger!! Dr. Blofeld White cat 17:12, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

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The Wikipedia Signpost: 14 December 2009

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Happy Holidays

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLV (November 2009)

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  • The Academy Content Drive concluded on 31 October. The first place Golden Wiki went to TomStar81 for 13 entries; the Silver Wiki was awarded to YellowMonkey for 11 entries, and Patar knight was presented with the Bronze Wiki for 3 entries. All other entrants were awarded the WikiChevrons or a barnstar for their contributions. Thank you to everyone who fielded an entry! All editors are encouraged to check out the newly expanded Academy.
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WikiMeetups on Newspapers

hey an article abt wikimeetup has been published in todays newspaper. here is the link —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:49, 21 December 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:56, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

and abt u —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:59, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks.. I have seen those news articles :D -- Tinu Cherian - 12:02, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
And one more on The Hindu today 22 Dec 09 When the virtual world gets a room -- Tinu Cherian - 01:56, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Merry X'mas

hi. Merry Christmas! -Miss Piggy98 (talk) 22:45, 21 December 2009 (UTC) Miss piggy!

Thanq Merry X'mas to u too -- Tinu Cherian - 01:56, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary

Hi, I disagree with your speedy deletion of Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, as I believe the references provided did indicate notability, given that I cited two independent sources with articles about him. I appreciate that as he is notable only for being a cricket fan there is grounds for deletion, but I would judge that to be an AfD matter, not a speedy delete. Other such articles as Chacha Cricket and Beatle Bob have survived deletion (albeit closely). I would appreciate if you could restore this article and then we can go through an AfD. If the decision there is delete, then I will gladly allow that decision to stand, but I don't think that one person can choose for this to go and that be final. Kind regards, Harrias (talk) 16:46, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

The reason why I deleted the article: The only said notablility reasons for the subject are
  • 1) The person is a fan of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and the India national cricket team. ( I can show thousands of people including me ;D )
  • 2) He sends 1000 litchis to Tendulkar in gratitude for the match tickets and gifts he receives from the cricketer. ( is that really something to be termed notable ?
  • 3) this was reported by ONE newspaper. If he is so popular in India, why wasnt he reported by any other newspapers. I personally have been mentioned and photo printed in atleast 4 mainstream newspapers in last one week. ( See some mentioned above section). But I don't think I myself is notable and worthy to have an article on wikipedia. ( My personal opinion )

I will restore the article after some consulation with some fellow admins and leave it for an AFD if required. Thanks for your suggestions and opinions. I will get back to you -- Tinu Cherian - 17:23, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your explanation and consideration. As I said, if there is a consensus to delete then I can appreciate that. But with regards to 1), I would agree that yes there are thousands of fans, but how many of them are quite as obvious and dedicated as him? Painted yourself like that recently? :P Harrias (talk) 17:37, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas!!

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help with Pune

the article Pune requires a lot of cleanup. also i need help with creating a pune area locator map...thnxNirvanareborn(TeenNirvana around 1992.jpgSpirit) 08:17, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

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