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Indian biography articles[edit]

Hello! Just FYI, {{WikiProject Film}} does not cover biography articles such as actors and filmmakers, those articles are covered by adding |filmbio-work-group=yes to {{WikiProject Biography}} instead. This applies to all of the film task forces as well. The Indian cinema task force specifically states that it is about "domestic films, films made by Indian filmmakers abroad, films produced or co-produced by Indian companies, and foreign films shooting in India". Those are all articles about films, and should include the |cinema=yes parameter. However, it does not include articles about Indian actors, directors and filmmakers, because those articles should NOT have the {{WikiProject Film}} banner on their talk pages, and consequently should not have the |cinema=yes parameter on the {{WikiProject India}} banner. Thanks! Fortdj33 (talk) 02:33, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

@Fortdj33: I am aware of the guidelines and I thought I had diligently followed them. I had tagged cinema=yes only for films and not for the "people". If there is a slip in one or two articles, kindly correct them - I am not planning to go through my 1000+ tags to figure out which 1 or 2 has been missed. Thanks. VasuVR (talk, contribs) 15:21, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

T. S. Nandakumar[edit]

Hello VasuVR!
"Hobbies being Carnatic music ..." Eh? Great! Please, if possible, take a look at the new T. S. Nandakumar BLP where I have been 'chasing' after new editor AkhilHulk (talk · contribs) (for ≈4.5 hours just today!!) Face-surprise.svg. I have been trying to advise them about normal WP editing practices after they started off with copying text from a website. Unfortunately, after leaving them seven message I haven't got any response in return other than my edits being undone without explanation, and a few edits that seem in response to my templated messages (with a few personal custom ones/ template additions thrown in).

  • Let me know if you think I have been too 'harsh' on a newby editor. Face-sad.svg

If you can help, please chime in! Face-grin.svg Regards, 220 of Borg 06:35, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

@220 of Borg: editors and edits like these really make me crawl back under the blanket and hope the power will go out from the world because it is dark around me! Peacock terms, promoting the article, etc., is difficult to teach the newbie, where possibly Shri T S Nandakumar may be related or the guru of this editor. The article may be about a person who has reached a professional level, but I need time to figure out how much of the claims can be substantiated. I will try to do something during this weekend. VasuVR (talk, contribs) 07:24, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
I feel much the same way! I have ≈1.5 Gb of Internet usage to use up in <5 hours now, (end of my monthly 'usage' period). and instead of downloading useful stuff/ updates/ watching er .... 'naughty' videos or Youtube I've been reverting poor edits and trying to get their attention! Most annoying was their linking to Kerela (which is in Mali, Africa; instead of Kerala) and their reverting of that when I fixed it.
Thanks for your reply, I too am wondering about Nandakumars notability. From past experience it seems the more extravagant the claims, the more likely they are to be bogus!
• The use of such 'flowery' or laudatory language (and over-use of titles and similar) seems to be either an Indian 'cultural' thing, or the way they are taught English perhaps. I've been meaning to ask 'someone' about this. --220 of Borg 08:29, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Finally got a response! Face-surprise.svg here (>2.5 hours to use my Gbs now!) Face-angry red.png >:-( --220 of Borg 10:39, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Assessment using AWB[edit]

I have been using AWB for some time, mainly for diffusing Category:Indian politicians. I wanted to know how one can add assessment tags to talk pages of articles. Thanks.--Skr15081997 (talk) 06:23, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

@Skr15081997: first I make a list of articles I am interested in using AWB's variety of options to create a list. Then I use Excel / MS Word / NotePad / vi/ vim (tools / editors) to manipulate the list and also add the talk (if list had articles) or articles (if list had talk) to the list. Now, I have a bigger list (double) with the Article followed by its Talk page, then next article, followed by its talk page, etc. Now I run through AWB with Skip option "don't care" and no other criteria. In this way I review the article and skip it - then automatically the Talk page is presented. I add assessment parameters according what I saw in the review and save it. Then it presents the next one!
Basically, it is a matter of thinking outside the box of AWB and trying to use other tools in combination with AWB to come up with a master list and then running through them using AWB. Hope this helps.
Specifically, right now, I used the Category:Unknown-importance India articles as the list and am running through it to set the class (mostly stub / start) and the importance (mostly low or mid).
Earlier, in 2012 and also a few days ago, I had taken the master list of India articles from admin and compare it with the AWB category lists (full recursion) on various topics (using AWB lists comparer tool). It gives list of articles that are not in India articles list but is in a category of Interest to India (for example, an article created under Buldings and Structures of Delhi, but not yet tagged with WP India banner in talk). NOTE: We are comparing Talk list of India articles with Articles list of categories. Hence you have to flip them using AWB before compare.
With inclusion of other tools, the utility of AWB to productively "organize" our work seems quite endless.
VasuVR (talk, contribs) 06:32, 7 December 2014 (UTC)