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Silly bot :) ! one is a place in Chamarajanagar district and another in Bagalkot district of Karnataka state of India . Leaving a note also at the bot operator's page -- Tinu Cherian - 08:03, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
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Best wishes for a successfull new year.Dineshkannambadi (talk) 12:35, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Dinesh for the wishes. Same to you -- Tinu Cherian - 05:05, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Indian Wikipedians by no of edits


I plan to introduce following columns to this list User:Tinucherian/Indians WP

- S.No (first column)
- 'City'
- Edit areas (I can put my main edits are related to categorization of pages)

Pl suggest which columns can be added and if they need renaming or not.
Also can we have a new page where these top Indian Wikipedians (by edit count) can suggest ways of improvement/better collaboration, the current page Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics designed for such activity is not helping much, this way we may divide/assign work as well. For sure any other Wikipedian besides these can come to that page and participate. Vjdchauhan (talk) 12:48, 5 January 2009 (UTC).

Chauhan, please free to edit WP:IND EDITS . I am a bit skeptic of city column due to privacy concerns. Some people may not like their personal details like city of residence etc to be revealed. Indians 'normally' wont mind it though...:) You may add the column for city , but leave it for the corresponding user to update it if he is interested only. -- Tinu Cherian - 13:08, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
I agree and I too may decide not to reveal the city but the ones who want to can put it there. What about new page on lines of Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics where we can ask all top Indian Wikipedians (by edit count) to visit regularly for better collaboration. I haven't seen much of Indian Wikiprojects working nicely besides the ones on Cricket and Movies. Vjdchauhan (talk) 13:20, 5 January 2009 (UTC).
Added # and 'Main editing areas' columns (pl check if you want to rename/remove them). Did not add City column on second thought. Pl this about a page where top Indian Wikipedians can collaborate. Thanks. Vjdchauhan (talk) 13:46, 5 January 2009 (UTC).
Thatz fine. Thanks -- Tinu Cherian - 15:34, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
I have added a section 'How to use this list for effective collaboration', see if you want to add some suggestion there. I will also ask the ones on this list to visit this section. Vjdchauhan (talk) 17:41, 6 January 2009 (UTC).

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Happy New Year Tinu. What happened to your proposal? I would recommend just carrying on with it providing you can find the coordinates. The Bald One White cat 19:10, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes .. I am still collecting the data at while it went down :( -- Tinu Cherian - 11:45, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

K. V. Krishna Iyer

Would it be possible for you to provide his year of death. All I can find in the web is that he was alive in 1986, when he must've been 92; nothing more. By the way, I had a look at your response to my expression of concern. I had earlier posted that message but now I feel that it could be discussed more in private. I'll contact you about it this weekend. Take care.-RavichandarMy coffee shop 06:32, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

I will try to find...ok -- Tinu Cherian - 06:40, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

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Article on Solomon Joseph

Hi Tinu,

I am Mathew, the associate editor of Sunny News based in Bombay. We have started this newspaper to fulfil the lifelong unfulfilled dream of journalist and social worker Solomon Joseph. It is great to read that you are one of the 13 wiki editors in India...congratulations...keep up the good work...

There are a lot of details about his life that need special mention and i have to get the details and references from his family.

Solomon Josep might not be that well known in Kerala due to the fact that he was based in Bombay and due to the fact that he had to work in a Government job to support his family but that does not mean his articles and deeds are not worthwile mentioning in wikipedia. Most of Malayalees in Bombay remember him as the ONLY Malayalee to have consistently raised cudgels against the Shiv Sena.

His life and family were threatened by communal politicians several times and he lived under police protection many a time. But even that did not deter him. He lived and struggled day and night for the Malayalee community in Bombay till his death.

Please do let me know what kind of references u need and i will provide them to make the article perfect. I would appreceiat your help in properly structuring this article.


Mathew. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mthomasin (talkcontribs) 23:40, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind appreciation. I guess your concern was regarding my AFD tagging of Solomon Joseph article. Unfortunately or fortunately , Here at WP , we have strict policies and guidelines for inclusion of people as it is an encyclopedia. When you add a person to it, think of these questions , Does the person's details have any encyclopedic value ? Does other people want to know about him ? Please see ourWikipedia:Notability (people) policy .Articles about Notable people should be verifable by "reliable sources". If not the article will be deleted. If you believe Solomon Joseph is truely notable , back up the article with reliable references. Please understand that WP is not a short cut to be notable. If there is anything that I can help, let me know. -- Tinu Cherian - 11:11, 9 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks so much for the welcome! As you know this is my first post, so I am very nervous about the reaction from others. :) I've been incorporating the changes suggested by other people to the best of my ability, but you see, I can't make head or tail of some of the comments. For example, someone says the article is too personalized, and I've looked and looked and can't find the personal connection. I've read the rules thoroughly and taken a lot of effort to make sure the article sounds fair. Does being neutral mean saying some bad things about the subject I've chosen? Since this is my first article I only went by whatever info I could fin online, from known newspapers and journals.
Also, another editor says it looks like an essay, or an advertisement. How can the same article be an advertisement, too personalized as well as an essay?I'm very confused, and your adice would be very welcome!

Thanks again! Best wishes, Pupiltree (talk) 05:05, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words. Hey if eventually we could get 600,000 articles on Indian villages fleshed out like Kodinji this would be great! If there is information available to expand them and you have the coordinates and basic data then I fully support it. It would awesome to have all of India covered but will take a lot of work! The Bald One White cat 21:59, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks, belated though, for The Indian Barnstar of National Merit. I really appreciate it.Shyamsunder (talk) 04:29, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

You are welcome. Keep up the good work -- Tinu Cherian - 05:34, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Edit count

To get an accurate count of your edits, you may want to try using instead of Kates tool due to the problem with handling the name change of Image to File Dbiel (Talk) 07:39, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I was referrring to this ( instead of sql tools) at WT:EDITS.. Anyways thanks for leaving a note -- Tinu Cherian - 07:46, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

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Hi!! You know why we are not able to expand Mum police and MumFB is due to lack of refrences. With out knowing this fact few people on wikipedia (They are not Indian) says that Articles on Vijay Salaskar, Ashok Kamte, Hemant Karkare are useless articles and should be deleted and says ""the relevant page is WP:NOTMEMORIAL: Wikipedia isn't a memorial site for deceased people. All articles on people who are notable only because they were killed in the Mumbai attacks belong merged into Casualties of the 2008 Mumbai attacks""(This article is not written as a Memorial nor as Homage) read thisSAVE THIS THREE ARTICLES FROM DELETION--Suyogtalk to me! 10:01, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Nomination for adminship

Hi again Tinucherian! On an unrelated note, I've reviewed a number of your contributions and decided that I would be honored to nominate you for adminship. If you're interested, please let me know, and I'll open a nomination page for you. If you're not interested, take this nomination as a commendation for your tireless work on the wiki. I'll be eager to hear from you either way. Best regards, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 00:00, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

First of all, thanks a lot for your kind words and sweet offer. Unfortunately I am not currently interested in a RFA myself...Infact many kind wikipedians have offered me to nominate on and off wiki earlier and I have thankfully declined till now. The main reason is that I am happy doing what I do now. I am looking forward for more content building as of now. Also to get a few GAs and FAs for some personal satisfaction. May be in another 6-9 months, I may re-think of me worthy of being an admin :)...Again, Thanks a lot.... -- Tinu Cherian - 05:20, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
I completely respect your decision TinuCherian. If you do decide that you are ready in the future, please let me know, as I hope to be first in supporting your request. For now though, keep up the excellent work! Cheers! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 18:29, 13 January 2009 (UTC)


Hey, do you think we can borrow your bot to tag some of our Computer Security articles? I have no idea how to make or use one. Sephiroth storm (talk) 08:18, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

No problems. TinucherianBot (talk · contribs · count) can help you. Let me know the individual categories or the article list to work on-- Tinu Cherian - 14:24, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

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In the light of this diff could you please reply here? Thanks --Tux the penguin (talk) 10:56, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Bot creation

Hi TinuCherian. Thanks again for your AWB instructions. I've had some practice using it for WikiProject tagging and now I was wondering how to start the process of creating a bot like TinucherianBot. Thanks again, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 13:04, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

I hope you have gained considerable practice manually in wikiproject tagging with AWB and Kingbotk plugin. Inorder to gain a bot flag please create another account say User:Arbitrarily0Bot ( like TinucherianBot ). Then you need to file a BRFA ( like Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/TinucherianBot 3 ) for the bot task approval and a bot flag. A bot flag enables the account in AWB to use the bot features, mainly autosave, so that you dont have to click save. Make sure you also get AWB access for the new bot account. Let me know if you have any questions or doubts -- Tinu Cherian - 05:33, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I have tagged 75 more articles just to make sure. :) I have created a created another account (Arbitrarily0Bot) as you said. To clarify, do I ask for AWB access first, or open a BRFA first? Arbitrarily0 (talk) 22:17, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Create the BRFA first and then request for an AWB access for the bot account and point to the BRFA there. Btw just a slice of caution. Please be extremely cautious while tagging articles based on catgeories. Using the recursive option of categories to create article list is extremely dangerous. If someone is requesting for the bot service to be used to add a WikiProject banner to the talkpages of all articles in a particular category or its subcategories, please be very careful to check the category tree for any unwanted subcategories. You might not expect Category:World War II to be a subcategory of Category:Thailand, but it actually is, and a bot will find it! It is usually safer to give a complete list of categories that should be worked through individually, rather than one category to be analysed recursively. -- Tinu Cherian - 14:21, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the help TinuCherian. I have opened up the BRFA here. Thanks again, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 23:57, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Perfect ! Let me know if you need any help. There are other AWB based bot task which User:TinucherianBot which you can find them here. You may also do them if interested -- Tinu Cherian - 04:38, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Quick question

Hi Tinucherian! Do you think this is right? I may be biased as the person to have created the article. Nevertheless, since the church at Mylapore is not Nasrani the Seven Churches of Saint Thomas cannot be redirected to Saint Thomas Christian tradition. What do you think? Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 22:17, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I have seen this redirect action earlier. Personally it is not a big change as 71/2 churchs of st.thomas == Saint Thomas Christian tradition. But dont worry , I am actually researching on more info of the present existence and other history of these 7 churches. So this is more than the scope of "Saint Thomas Christian tradition" article. Once i have better info , I will myself remove the redirect and add the stuff, so that it is inarguable. On that otherhand church at Mylapore is within the 7 church but deserves mention as other churches believed to related to St. Thomas. Btw Happy Pongal -- Tinu Cherian - 09:26, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks mate. I'll leave it with you, the expert, to deal with this. Cheers Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 12:31, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
 :P I am not an expert :) Just interested in these stuff, especially the church history ;) -- Tinu Cherian - 12:32, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh BTW saw you wedding videos on YouTube. Very nice. My wife kept explaining things to me with your wedding video. Shes a Nasrani and am a Catholic from Chennai. For me it was quite informative. :) Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 12:42, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks :) -- Tinu Cherian - 12:46, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

article with points denigrating Indian christians using questionable references

Hi Tinu...I would like you to look at "corruption in india" where they have added churches as corrupt with a questionable reference page. Is there anything that you can do to prevent such articles There are many more of such can noticeably see the bias in articles about the Sangh Parivar....mathew. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mthomasin (talkcontribs) 14:36, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

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Need some information on Chand Dynasty

Hi I am very interested in the Chand Dynasty. I have read that they had an origin in Rajasthan as the 1st King was maybe a king in Rajasthan and come to Uttarkhand is that absolutely incorrect? What exactly happened how did this dynasty come to an end was it the British? Are there any known remnants ? Did the British make the Chand Kings land owners like they did with the other kingdoms?

Any information will be much appreciated. Thank You —Preceding unsigned comment added by Slashjames (talkcontribs) 01:00, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I dont have much of an idea regarding this. You may post it at WT:INB.... People out there are very good, perhaps they can help you out -- Tinu Cherian - 14:26, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a lot :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Slashjames (talkcontribs) 17:04, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

bot for a very small change

Hello again, could you have the bot change a tag on about 350 articles? I need the {{WPMIX}} template swapped out for the {{WikiProject Mixed Drinks}} tag. The new tag uses {{WPBannerMeta}} so the articles will assess correctly.

  • Swap out all of the {{WPMIX}} tags
  • leave the assessments alone, except where there is |priority=, change that to |importance=

I thank you, --Jeremy ( Blah blah...) 09:15, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

I can ... but give me a few days time as I am a bit busy in real life.. -- Tinu Cherian - 09:17, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Dont worry, I will do it tonight -- Tinu Cherian - 09:20, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Take your time, and thank you. --Jeremy ( Blah blah...) 09:35, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done : completed the tag migration. Also I fixed 2 issues with the template 1) to display the project name properly when nested 2) and also to use importance parameter instead of priority. Revert if needed. Hope that helps. -- Tinu Cherian - 02:43, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the Help! --Jeremy ( Blah blah...) 04:16, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the kind message

Thank you for the kind message. Your support means a great deal to me. Ecoleetage (talk) 18:18, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

You are welcome... Keep up the good work you are doing ... Best wishes to a successful RFA -- Tinu Cherian - 18:20, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Tagging redirects

Hi. Do redirect pages get project tagged? (Just checking re Talk:Dilliwala). --Regent's Park (Boating Lake) 17:37, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Usually no. TinucherianBot (talk · contribs · count) is taught to follow redirects. but it is applicable only when the talk page is also redirect to the corresponding talk page. And ha, we have do have "|class=Redirect" on the another hand. I added it -- Tinu Cherian - 04:31, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. --Regent's Park (Boating Lake) 16:31, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Images of Saint Alphonsa

Hi Tinu, I obtained permission for use of images on this website through an email which stated

I uploaded the images, but now on second thoughts want to be sure if thats alright for use on Wikipedia. If not I would nominate them to be deleted. Cheers Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 16:44, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Why not, let them be here.. If possible add them to the alphonsa article -- Tinu Cherian - 17:58, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

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Another Mixed drink job if you can

Hello again, could you please change all of the articles that are classified under Category:Cocktails and change them so that they fall under Category:Mixed drinks? If they already have the mixed drink cat on them, just delete the cocktails cat. For now leave please the sub-categories alone.

There are about 65 articles under that cat.

Thank you again, --Jeremy ( Blah blah...) 04:53, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

My bot doesnt do this task. Can you try Wikipedia:Categories for discussion instead ? -- Tinu Cherian - 17:23, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Wayne Stevens

I can't see that this article is really India-related - Wayne was only a schoolboy in India (for two years) as his parents were missionaries. In fact, IMO the Dehradun tag is a bit misleading too... What do you think? Jpaulm (talk) 20:51, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

the article Wayne Stevens was tagged because it was under the Category:People from Dehradun ,Dehradun being a place in India. If you are sure that he wasnt born there , kindly remove the category and let me know. I will remove the project scope banner too -- Tinu Cherian - 01:52, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Wayne was born in Missouri, but spent 2 years at the Woodstock school, which I assume is in or near Dehradun...? Someone added the category some time ago, and I left it as I assumed it meant anyone who had a connection with a place. If it is only for people born in a place, then it should definitely go! I have accordingly removed it! Thanks for the feedback! Jpaulm (talk) 15:02, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
It is not only born at a place but also lived at a place for a long time ( to be called from so and so place...) .Anyways thatz not applicable in this case. I have removed the project banner also. Thanks for the help -- Tinu Cherian - 17:20, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

AfD on Cuisine of Dominica

The article, Cuisine of Dominica has been nominated for deletion as being non-notable. You can participate in the discussion here. --Jeremy ( Blah blah...) 03:25, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Why me ? Did you confuse Dominica for India as my country of orgin? -- Tinu Cherian - 11:12, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

( Just wanted to let you notice this -- Tinu Cherian - 11:17, 19 January 2009 (UTC) )

I notified all active members of the Food & Drink WikiProject. You are on the list.--Jeremy ( Blah blah...) 23:45, 19 January 2009 (UTC)


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Thanks a lot for your kinds words and appreciation. Your work in DYKs for India is also much appreciable. Keep up the good work -- Tinu Cherian - 18:12, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

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Thank you

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Tinucherian! Thank You for your assistance with the WikiProject Computing/Computer and Information Security task force! We thank you for all of your hard work, and we would like to invite you to our new Wikiproject at WikiProject Computer Security. We hope to see you soon! Sephiroth storm (talk) 08:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your help

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For your help in guiding me through the bot creation process; I couldn't have done it without you. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 20:43, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks again. The bot was approved earlier today, so now I can begin tagging. Feel free to redirect WikiProject tagging requests over to me if you develop a backlog. Best regards, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 20:43, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Sure dude. Thanks a lot for the Barnstar and your kind words -- Tinu Cherian - 09:52, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter

17:41, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Devanahalli Fort

Updated DYK query On January 27, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Devanahalli Fort, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Dravecky (talk) 10:24, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Central Legislative Assembly

Thank you for assessing this. Umar Zulfikar Khan (talk) 07:12, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

You are welcome -- Tinu Cherian - 06:32, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Village is noun, not a name


Could you please create articles named "Xxxxxx (village)" in stead of "Xxxxxx (Village)", as village is a noun, not a name, and therefore should not be initcapped.

Thank you (talk) 11:56, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok. I will take care. thanks for bringing this to my notice -- Tinu Cherian - 06:10, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject India

Hi, I am not sure whether you have noticed that the number of Categories tagged with WP India has risen from less than 1000 to more than 3000 now (in past 2 to 3 months). I guess many people from WP India have worked diligently in marking all appropriate categories with our tags.

I have a suggestion to put your Bot to use, for tagging all articles within these categories. Here are my suggested steps, which you can probably enhance with your experience and knowledge in fine-tuning these.

  1. Get all categories marked with WP India (Category:Category-Class India articles).
  2. Quick manual review to weed out categories which may have some articles that are not of interest to WP India group (to reduce percentage of false-positives).
  3. Select all articles / templates within these categories.
  4. De-duplicate and Sort the list. List 1.
  5. List 2 to be created from Category:WikiProject India articles, by sorting.
  6. Remove items in List 1 which are also in List 2 (so that we reduce list to only those that are not yet tagged with WP India).
  7. If possible a quick manual review of the filtered list can be done.
  8. Feed results to TinucherianBot for tagging with WP India.

My gut feeling is that there could be about 5 to 10 K more articles that are of interest to WP India, which are not yet tagged as such.

Enjoy a good Republic day. VasuVR (talk, contribs) 17:56, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Belated Republic day wishes. Btw you must have noticed that TinucherianBot (talk · contribs · logs) also have recently working hard on tagging India related articles , templates and categories. Much of this sudden burst of WP:INDIA articles/cats may also be artibuted to this. TinucherianBot had tagged most of the articles in these categories these days. Thanks you for your efforts in tagging the remaining ones. I will now run the bot on these categories on a regular interval now. Yes, there must be many more India related articles. I will be identifying these missing cats also and run the bot over them too -- Tinu Cherian - 06:06, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
I should have guessed that your Bot would have been the major contributor! :) Anyway, glad that the Bot will now be able to tag most of the India related articles from the Categories that have the {{WP India}} template. Out of curiosity, what percentage of false positives do you think could creep into these categories? VasuVR (talk, contribs) 10:57, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Very Careful selection of cats were taken to choose them by me manually, before feeding to the bot. Hence it was near to nil false positives for WP:INDIA as of now :) The best thing I do is not to allow the bot to run complete recursively over the categories. Maximum I do is one level of recursive after checking the below subcats manually -- Tinu Cherian - 11:02, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

New Page Patrolling

Hi there! I've been going through the New Pages log, particularly the back end of it. I've come across an article (Morkulangara Devi Temple) that you've added a tag to that hasn't been patrolled. I was wondering if you could make sure that you mark an article as patrolled before you tag it as then it won't show up on the list, which will save people patrolling an article that has already been looked at by an experienced editor like yourself.

Please accept my apologies if you are doing this and the software is lagging behind, or if you're just tagging articles that you're coming across from a different source that doesn't allow you to patrol them. Thanks in advance! --Ged UK (talk) 08:07, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for bring this to my notice. But I dont usually 'patrol' new articles. You are right.I am using a different source that doesn't allow you to patrol them.These pages which I tag are taken in Wikipedia:WikiProject India/New articles . Hence it doesnt show the mark as patrolled link as it is not taken from the Special:NewPages. :( Let me see if something can be done for this -- Tinu Cherian - 03:55, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I would have thought that the wiki software could come up with something like that so I'd be interested to see! --Ged UK (talk) 07:56, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Pardon me for intruding, but this thing has been available in Wikibooks for a long time as of now. I guess they thought implementing it in Wikipedia quite recently-RavichandarMy coffee shop 08:28, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Ravi for sharing the info -- Tinu Cherian - 08:30, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

My RfA

Thanks for adding the stats - I never even noticed that they were missing. (And, thanks for the good wishes :-). ) —Preceding unsigned comment added by RegentsPark (talkcontribs)

You are welcome. Best wishes again -- Tinu Cherian - 04:33, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Pages for Indian villages (population > 5000)


I am pretty interested in knowing status of your plan to use a bot to create pages for all villages of India having population >= 5000, (numbering around 2 Lakhs) on English Wikipedia, can you pl share its status. Thanks a lot. Vjdchauhan (talk) 07:46, 29 January 2009 (UTC).

I have created around 1500 villages in Kerala and Karnataka as of now. After that the census site of the goverment of India , went down. So I am unable to proceed as this was my source of data. I will start this again when the site is up again -- Tinu Cherian - 07:50, 29 January 2009 (UTC)