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DYK[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Riviera The Promised Land Ein and Ledah.PNG[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:Papri-chaat.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Barn Owl Babus.gif[edit]

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Nonsense of Category:Indian male models[edit]

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Speedy deletion of File:American-Flag-notnice.jpg[edit]

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File:Riviera The Promised Land Ein and Ledah.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

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Request for Transcription[edit]

Hi, would it be possible to you to transcribe this Rabindranath Tagore poem to bengali script? Thanks

Bhulbona ar shohojete

Shei praan e mon uthbe mete

Mrittu majhe dhaka ache

je ontohin praan


Bojre tomar baje bashi

She ki shohoj gaan

Shei shurete jagbo ami


Shei jhor jeno shoi anonde

Chittobinar taare

Shotto-shundu dosh digonto

Nachao je jhonkare!

Askewmind | (Talk) 20:48, 20 April 2009 (UTC)


The English translations is supposed to be, I do not know bengali, so no idea:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

Thanks! Askewmind | (Talk) 08:49, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Plant and Garden wiki[edit]

Hi WoodElf, I'm writing to you because you've edited many of the plant articles. I wanted to let you know about a plants-specific wiki site which you might be interested in contributing to. The site focuses specifically on how to grow any plant. Since Wikipedia is not a how-to, and articles are not allowed to be written as a guide on how to grow plants, two years ago I started http://www.plants.am - a wiki solely to address that topic (much like how wikitravel.org is solely to advise tourists visiting a country or city on their destination).

An example of how the sites differ can be seen immediately by comparing the Wikipedia article on Tamarind, with the Plants.am Tamarind article. Many of the articles currently on the site are placeholder articles taken from Wikipedia which are being rewritten from scratch, or shells of articles using new templates. However, a core of new articles like the Asparagus article (which still has a lot of room to grow) are being created, and the undertaking is huge. Perhaps you have some materials you can add which are not appropriate for Wikipedia. If you have any questions at all about this new resource, feel free to contact me on my user page here or on Plants.am. Thanks! --RaffiKojian (talk) 20:53, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Splitting "List of Latin phrases"[edit]

Sharad,

I'm reluctant to criticise fellow Wikipedia editors, but your edits on 26 May which split originally six articles for Latin phrases into 20 were unnecessary, ill conceived and badly executed. I had to follow that operation with 135 manual edits to pages which pointed to the old article names.

Fundamental and far reaching operations like this should be presented on discussion pages first, in this case at Talk:List of Latin phrases — that's why they are called discussion pages and that's why they exist. Gathering more minds around this matter (and I'm still questioning the need for splitting the articles) certainly would have avoided the mess your edits left behind. Michael Bednarek (talk) 13:04, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK nomination of James Long (Anglican priest)[edit]

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DYK for James Long (Anglican priest)[edit]

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The Elementarie[edit]

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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri[edit]

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I just wanted to support what Vyeh said. The book series is a totally seperate entity from the video game, and should be treated as such. I think a series article might work. Nolelover It's football season! 17:31, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
While I would usually support a seperate series articles, there is very little information on the books as such; since they are spin-offs, I don't think they are notable enough to warrant a seperate article. Would prefer a longer article rather than having a very short seperate articles about the books. I approve of their current location in the "Legacy" subsection. --User:WoodElf 08:10, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi WoodElf,

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

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Copyright problem: Lokenath Brahmachari[edit]

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Another contributor has requested that I remove the {{copyvio}} template from this page to allow him to rewrite it there in his own words. (He was the person who originally flagged the issue, which, as I mention in the section below, came up for review at the copyright problems board.) Since it seems unlikely that permission would be provided, I have gone ahead and removed that template, reopening the article for direct editing. If you can provide permission through the processes described above, we can certainly merge or restore that content, as seems best to interested editors of the article. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:58, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Close paraphrasing concerns: Sannō Matsuri[edit]

Hi. The article above came to my attention due to a listing at the copyright problems board. I checked and have verified duplication from the about.com page.

I also looked at your most recently created article, Sannō Matsuri; while you have obviously made an effort to rewrite this, I am concerned that the content seems very closely paraphrased from [1]. While facts are not copyrightable, creative elements of presentation – including both structure and language – are. For an example of close paraphrasing, consider the following: The source says:

It takes place in mid June in even numbered years, alternating with the Kanda Matsuri which takes place in odd numbered years. The Sanno Festival extends over a week and has a few events...

The article says (bolding added to emphasize where copying is precise):

It takes place in mid-June of even-numbered years, alternating with the Kanda Matsuri which takes place in the mid-May of odd-numbered years. The Sannō Festival extends over a week with traditional events....

In this case, you have changed "in" to "of" and added a few words.

The source says:

At Hie Shrine, where the parade begins at eight in the morning, visitors can find a large straw ring standing in the middle of the shrine grounds. Walking through the ring is an act of purification in which visitors can take part.

The article says:

Visitors can find a large straw ring standing in the middle of the shrine grounds during the festive period, and walking through this ring is believed to be an act of purification.

Here, you have copied a major part of the sentence verbatim, with the remainder of the sentence following in structure on the original.

As another example, the source says:

At around noon the parade arrives at the Tokyo Imperial Palace and stops for about half an hour while the mikoshi are involved in religious ceremonies. The chief priest enters the palace to offer prayers to the emperor and imperial family, which is a rare honor afforded to the festival.

The article says:

The parade halts at the Tokyo Imperial Palace for half an hour at around noon while the chief priest enters the palace to offer prayers to the Emperor and the imperial family.

As a website that is widely read and reused, Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously to protect the interests of the holders of copyright as well as those of the Wikimedia Foundation and our reusers. Wikipedia's copyright policies require that the content we take from non-free sources, aside from brief and clearly marked quotations, be rewritten from scratch.

So that we can be sure it does not constitute a derivative work, this article should be substantially rewritten to separate it further from its source or content that is derived from that source should be removed. The essay Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing contains some suggestions for rewriting that may help avoid these issues. The article Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-04-13/Dispatches also contains some suggestions for reusing material from sources that may be helpful, beginning under "Avoiding plagiarism".

I have not blanked this article, as I believe that it is better rewritten than the one above, but I have flagged it for {{close paraphrasing}}, with an explanation at the talk page. If it is not rewritten within about a week, much of the content may be removed from the article by an administrator or copyright clerk until such a time as somebody can add it without following too closely on a source.

Please let me know at my talk page if you have questions about this. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:49, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Bengali culture[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Bengali culture has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Chandan Guha (talk) 13:24, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

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) 01:27, 18 April 2012 (UTC)|}