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Hi there, Welcome to my talk page.

You can leave a message for me here. If you leave a message here, I will respond to you here itself. If I leave a message on your page and you reply it there, I will continue my conversation there.

My main field of work is on tree of life articles and military history.

Regards, AshLin

"Described in" categories[edit]

Just a note on categories like "Plants described in ...". The year should be the date of first formal naming under the relevant code of nomenclature. Thus for Naravelia zeylanica the first name given was Atragene zeylandica by Linnaeus in 1753 as per Tropicos. So the category year is 1753. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Plants/Description in year categories. Peter coxhead (talk) 12:46, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. Am fairly new to flora articles. AshLin (talk) 12:56, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
You'll find that editors at WP:PLANTS are generally very willing to help. Wikipedia:WikiProject Plants/Index can be useful. Peter coxhead (talk) 15:49, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. AshLin (talk) 16:00, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 Milhist Backlog Drive[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout April 2018 the Military history Wikiproject is running its annual backlog elimination drive. This will focus on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • adding or improving listed resources on Milhist's task force pages
  • updating the open tasks template on Milhist's task force pages
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the scope of military history will be considered eligible. This year, the Military history project would like to extend a specific welcome to members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, and we would like to encourage all participants to consider working on helping to improve our coverage of women in the military. This is not the sole focus of the edit-a-thon, though, and there are aspects that hopefully will appeal to pretty much everyone.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 April and runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2018. Those interested in participating can sign up here.

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Message on Sambhaji by anon ip[edit]

Hi, I wanted to discuss on the Recent Edit You did On Sambhaji Page, You looks like expertise in field on Garden But Recent edit on Sambhaji page seems to hurt Sentiments and Content available on the Page are bot based in any Historical facts, There are some attempts from Particular Group and Community to malign image of the great leader.

Since It is hurting the Sentiments of People, Kindly reconsider your attempts to revert the Contents. 

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:204:949B:EA4:93E2:A15F:DBB3:DAC7 (talk) 15:10, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Before you take up editing controversial articles, I advise you to study all the links on the welvcome template that I placed on your talk page. AshLin (talk) 15:21, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

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This Month in Education: March 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIIV, April 2018[edit]

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Tag and Assessment bar[edit]

Hello, a discussion is started, kindly share your view: Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Tag_&_Assess Regards. --Titodutta (talk) 07:07, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 27[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIV, May 2018[edit]

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The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

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June 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Welcome to the June 2018 GOCE newsletter, in which you will find Guild updates since the February edition. Progress continues to be made on the copyediting backlog, which has been reduced to 7 months and reached a new all-time low. Requests continue to be handled efficiently this year, with 272 completed by the end of May (an average completion time of 10.5 days). Fewer than 10% of these waited longer than 20 days, and the longest wait time was 29 days.

Wikipedia in general, and the Guild in particular, experienced a deep loss with the death on 20 March of Corinne. Corinne (a GOCE coordinator since 1 July 2016) was a tireless aide on the requests page, and her peerless copyediting is a part of innumerable GAs and FAs. Her good cheer, courtesy and tact are very much missed.

March drive: The goal was to remove June, July and August 2017 from our backlog and all February 2018 Requests (a total of 219 articles). This drive was an outstanding success, and by the end of the month all but eight of these articles were cleared. Of the 33 editors who signed up, 19 recorded 277 copy edits (425,758 words).

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 15 through 21 April, focusing on Requests and the last eight articles tagged in August 2017. At the end of the week there were only 17 pending requests, with none older than 17 days. Of the nine editors who signed up, eight editors completed 22 copy edits (62,412 words).

May drive: We set out to remove September, October and November 2017 from our backlog and all April 2018 Requests (a total of 298 articles). There was great success this month with the backlog more than halved from 1,449 articles at the beginning of the month to a record low of 716 articles. Officially, of the 20 who signed up, 15 editors recorded 151 copy edits (248,813 words).

Coordinator elections: It's election time again. Nominations for Guild coordinators (who will serve a six-month term for the second half of 2018) have begun, and will close at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible, and self-nominations are encouraged. Voting will take place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June.

June blitz: Stay tuned for this one-week copy-editing blitz, which will take place in mid-June.

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This Month in GLAM: May 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVI, June 2018[edit]

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Books & Bytes – Issue 28[edit]

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The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVII, July 2018[edit]

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The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVIII, August 2018[edit]

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Hi[edit]

AshLin, saddened to hear about your health issues and regret that, unlike the real-world, wikipedia does not provide any means to reach out and offer any actual help. Wish you the best though! Abecedare (talk) 14:46, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your wishes, brother :) I'm generally good. No complaints. AshLin (talk) 15:20, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Good to see you're still editing. Best wishes and hope those health issues work themselves out. --regentspark (comment) 20:12, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, :) RegentsPark AshLin (talk) 17:52, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

August GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Hello and welcome to the August 2018 GOCE newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guild's June election; your new and returning coordinators are listed below. The next election will occur in December 2018; all Wikipedia editors in good standing may take part.

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Our June blitz focused on Requests and articles tagged for copy edit in October 2017. Of the eleven people who signed up, eight editors recorded a total of 28 copy edits, including 3 articles of more than 10,000 words. Complete results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the seventeen people who signed up, thirteen editors completed 194 copy edits, successfully removing all articles tagged in the last three months of 2017. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are here.

The August blitz will run for one week, from 19 to 25 August. Sign up now!

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Books & Bytes – Issue 29[edit]

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Doubt regarding article name[edit]

@AshLin: Hi AshLin, I have a doubt! Why do some names have inverted commas as in V. V. Ganeshananthan's article? SuswethaK (talk) 17:38, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

@SuswethaK: Hi SuswethaK, Since "Sugi" is a nom-de-plume, you can find the explanation Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Biographies#Pseudonyms,_stage_names,_nicknames,_hypocorisms,_and_common_names (here).
As regards the bibliography, check out Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Lists_of_works#Bibliographies and you may like to make it conform to the Manual of Style.
I also recommend a reading program of the MOS as outlined here - Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Reading_schedule. Happy editting, AshLin (talk) 06:19, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

@AshLin: Thank you. SuswethaK (talk) 13:49, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2018[edit]

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open[edit]

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:53, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

This Month in Education: August 2018[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: August 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIX, September 2018[edit]

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Milhist coordinator election voting has commenced[edit]

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