User talk:Alokagrawal8

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Scrolling lists[edit]

Per WP:ACCESS, we do not use scrolling lists for article content. This is because some users access Wikipedia with older software/hardware, and those lists may not render on such equipment. There are a number of choices that WP makes that provide "inferior" browsing for people with more features, but we'd rather the site be as accessible to as many people as possible. Qwyrxian (talk) 04:40, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

But I introduced the scrolling list in only reference section and only after getting inspired from similar reference section in Economy of India article. Alok Bansal (talk) 16:39, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
I understand. I've now removed it from that article as well. I'm not sure who added it there, but this is a pretty solid rule on Wikipedia—we want as many people as possible to be able to access Wikipedia, even if they're using Windows 98 on a dial-up modem. It's fine that you boldly did something that you thought improved Wikipedia articles; sometimes, the end result is that such changes get reverted. Qwyrxian (talk) 05:17, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Re: PMs[edit]

Hi Alok, I think it'll be good if we settle this properly on the article's talkpage; this'll affect not just that one article, but all prime minister-related articles. With this in mind, I'll start a fresh new thread over the weekend.

My argument: since there are sources that count Gulzarilal Nanda as the second PM and sources that don't (incl. govt sources), we editors can take a decision about this. While Nanda technically was the second PM, I think Wikipedia can look at the de facto situation of him being an interim PM and Shastri being Nehru's successor; we don't need to always go by technicalities. For example, our article about the man who is officially Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is named Mahatma Gandhi.

As for your argument that the PMO website is the supreme source on the matter, I disagree. The PMO is a primary source, and our policy dictates that we should prefer independent sources over these.—indopug (talk) 14:42, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Better source request for some of your uploads[edit]

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If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source in a complete manner. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page or me at my talk page. Thank you. Message delivered by Theo's Little Bot (opt-out) 21:13, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

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