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Undue last move of Talk:Deepavali?[edit]

I don't know if you noticed, but Freetoreach once again moved the talk page before he was blocked. I can't figure out how either of you were moving the pages over the redirects. --Ronz (talk) 21:48, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

It's been done. Thanks for the help with the article and Freetoreach! --Ronz (talk) 23:38, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Request for help, please[edit]

Greetings C21K, would you be so kind to help me create an article about Confucius in the wonderful Kanada Wikipedia? Please. It's about a Chinese philosopher and is listed as one of the articles every Wikipedia should have. If you think that article is too long, here is a short version: "Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese thought and life. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity." Thanks a lot, and best regards. --Amaqqut (talk) 13:20, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


I just want to let you know that threatening ([1], [2]) fellow editors is not the right way to solve content dispute. Salih (talk) 12:55, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Why is this dispute???What do you get out of it????And threatning is not a polite way......Show me what fanaism i hav done?????That word was tulu...Its written kasaragodU in kannada was writen as if u threaten, i will be forced to report it to the admins.......

thnks... ARUNKUMAR P.RTalk 14:27, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

k..k...but now dont turn it into a language fight......

ARUNKUMAR P.RTalk 14:42, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Did I forget to thank you? ..[edit]

Admin mop.PNG C21K ,Thank you for participating in my RfA, which passed nearly unanimously with 174 in support, 2 in opposition and 1 neutral votes. Special thanks goes to RegentsPark, Samir and John Carter for their kind nomination and support. I am truly honored by the trust and confidence that the community has placed in me. I thank you for your kind inputs and I will be sincerely looking at the reasons that people opposed me so I can improve in those areas ( including my english ;) ). If you ever need anything please feel free to ask me and I would be happy to help you :). Have a great day ! -- Tinu Cherian - 06:02, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Dravidian Image[edit]

Hi, C21K. I'm just letting you know that Brahmins, who speak a Dravidian language as their mother-tongue are still considered to be Dravidian. The definition of a Dravidian is a person who speaks a Dravidian Language as his/her native language, or whose traceable ancestors spoke the language. That is the core definition. Therefore, Kannadas, Tamils, Telugus, Malayalis, Brahuis, Tuluvas are considered Dravidians, regardless of whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jain, Atheist, Brahmin, Vaishya or Sudra. Please refer to the article, which mentions the same. Also please feel free to discuss a suitable collage to be used for the article.GopalVS (talk) 03:34, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

You forgot kodava. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:13, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Request for peer review.[edit]

Hi C21K, the article Namadhari naik belonging to Karnataka wikigroup, is edited by me and deals with the community history of the Namadharis/Halepaiks of Uttara Kannada. In creating this article i have referred to most of Kannada literature sources, some of which are really rare [ex; Bombay gazetteer in Karnataka: Dharwad,Belgaum,Bijapur and Kannara districts, Venkataramgo Katti; Kaada toreya jaadu: Autobiography of Kadidal Shamanna; Kagodu ondu nenapu, C.B.Chandrashekhar;The Nayakas of Ikkeri, K.D.Swaminathan;,Bimba-Pratibimba, Dr.L.R.Hegde;D.L.N Avara Ayda Lekhana, Kamala Hampana]. These form a necessary part of the glorious literary tradition of Kannada language and need to be seconded. hence i request you to kindly review the page.

offlate, i have been facing unilateral notices on the material without a proper knowledgable discussion on the topic. the member issuing notices seems to lack relevent knowledge in the subject and is defintely biased. but the warnings and unwarranted editing may lead to the page loosing out on the precious information derived from above mentioned sources. So i request neutral observers like you to review it and opinionate. thankyou

Tej smiles (talk) 18:24, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

New heading 'Historical reference' added to Belgaum Border Dispute.[edit]

Plz check out . I have added new info which should change the way this dispute has been seen till now and tilt the balance in Karnataka's favour. It is obvious that it might face war-editing from certain sections. I request you all to follow the page and ensure the truth prevails.

Tej smiles (talk) 12:35, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

New heading 'Historical reference' added to Belgaum Border Dispute.[edit]

Plz check out . I have added new info which should change the way this dispute has been seen till now and tilt the balance in Karnataka's favour. It is obvious that it might face war-editing from certain sections. I request you all to follow the page and ensure the truth prevails.

Tej smiles (talk) 12:48, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Vote in WP:CRIC[edit]

There has been a issue in WT:CRIC that needs your vote. Thanks --ashwinikalantri talk 06:42, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Karnataka Userbox[edit]

Just letting you know that WikiProject Karnataka now has a userbox: {{User WikiProject Karnataka}}
Seal of Karnataka.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Karnataka
. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 00:22, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi C21K,

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

Merge discussion for List of people of North Karnataka [edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, List of people of North Karnataka , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Ratibgreat (talk) 11:34, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia Stories Project[edit]


My name is Victor Grigas, and I'm a storyteller at the Wikimedia foundation. We're telling stories of Wikipedia users, editors, donors, programmers and staff to paint a picture of who uses Wikipedia - for the 2011 fundraiser.

I am in the process of planning a trip to India to gather stories from Indian Wikipedians in face-to-face interviews (possibly on video).

My primary goal is to conduct 15-20 interviews, and hopefully enough of my interviews will make compelling stories that will effectively solicit donations from the public. These stories may also be used for other communication purposes by the foundation.

I found your userpage on a list of prolific Wikipedians and thought I’d reach out to you. Prolific editing is always a good story to tell!

If you are interested in participating, please contact me via my email:

Thank you for your time!


About me: I have been a Wikipedia editor since 2005, and have a background in film, video and audio. My userpage can be found here:

Victor Grigas (talk) 00:00, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject India Tag & Assess 2012 Contest[edit]

Hello friends, we are a number of editors from WikiProject India have got together to assess the many thousands of articles under the stewardship of the project, and we'd love to have you, a fellow member, join us. These articles require assessment, that is, the addition of a WikiProject template to the talk page of an article, assessing it for quality and importance and adding a few extra parameters to it.

As of March 11, 2012, 07:00 UTC, WikiProject India has 95,998 articles under its stewardship. Of these 13,980 articles are completely unassessed (both for class and importance) and another 42,415 articles are unassessed for importance only. Accordingly, a Tag & Assess 2012 drive-cum-contest has begun from March 01, 2012 to last till May 31, 2012.

If you are new to assessment, you can learn the minimum about how to evaluate from Part One of the Assessment Guide. Part Two of the Guide will help you learn to employ the full functionality of the talk page template, should you choose to do so.

You can sign up on the Tag & Assess page. There are a number of awards to be given in recognition of your efforts. Come & join us to take part in this exciting new venture. You'll learn more about India in this way.

ssriram_mt (talk) & AshLin (talk) (Drive coordinators)

Delivered per request on Wikipedia:Bot requests. 01:11, 12 March 2012 (UTC) The Helpful Bot 01:11, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Reach for consensus[edit]

Since you are a listed member at Wikipedia:WikiProject Badminton I am inviting you to reach a consensus at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Badminton regarding the format of brackets for tournaments, particularly the Super Series competitions.--MorrisIV (talk) 15:37, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Language-population update project[edit]

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:45, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:54, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Deepavali[edit]

Hello C21K,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Deepavali for deletion, because it doesn't appear to contain any encyclopedic content. Take a look at our suggestions for essential content in short articles to learn what should be included.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Ivi104 (talk) 10:50, 28 October 2016 (UTC)