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Welcome!

Hello, DaGizza, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome[edit]

Hi DaGizza, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks for joining the coolest online encyclopedia I know of. I hope you stick around. You'll probably find it easiest to start with a tutorial of how the wikipedia works, and you can test stuff for yourself in the sandbox. Check out the simplified ruleset. When you're contributing, you'll probably find the manual of style to be helpful, and you'll also want to remember a couple important guidelines.

  1. Write from a neutral point of view
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Those are probably the most important ones, and you can take a look at some others at the policies and guidelines page. You might also be interested in how to write a great article and possibly adding some images to your articles.

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Again, welcome! It's great to have you. Happy editing!

--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91($ |-| r 3 $ |-| t |-|) 14:43, 23 July 2005 (UTC)

India[edit]

Hi here are some India-related pages:

=Nichalp «Talk»= 13:46, August 14, 2005 (UTC)

Rohan Kanhai[edit]

I added a stub tag to Rohan Kanhai but the article is still very short, really a sub-stub. Please expand it before someone tries to delete it. DES (talk) 06:42, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

re: AFL[edit]

nah, sorry I doubt I'll be able to help much there. I watch the odd game and know the basic rules, but I don't keep up with the news or know much history of the game/clubs. Good luck anyway mate. AlbinoMonkey (Talk) 12:54, 22 August 2005 (UTC)

Curtly Ambrose picture[edit]

Hello DaGizza,

Thank you for finding a picture of Curtly Ambrose, but unfortunately we can't use it because it's copyright, so I'm listing it at WP:CP.

In general, we can't use photos that are taken from other web sites, only ones that we've taken ourselves, or that we have permission from the person who took the photo. Sad, but that's the law.

Stephen Turner 07:17, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Cricket Manager[edit]

Just out of interest: what username do you have on it? I'm spawnofebil@cricinfo. SpawnOfEvil 16:55, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation[edit]

I noticed you joined Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation, great! Just wondering what "will only eliminate links from pages" means exactly. --Commander Keane 12:22, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Heya[edit]

Yeah, I'm Jarrah Sastrawan, Form III. Nice to meet you. Incidentally, I'm on the new Tiger editorial team, but I don't know if that means you're now going to shun me forever. Anyway, it's coming out first week of next term, so buy it. If you contribute, you might also win 24 KRISPY KREMES. Have a nice day. Sastrawan 08:13, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Sorry about the block[edit]

Hello,

The block on you was a mistake, which happened after you added a religion-stub template to the now-deleted Obesta article, five minutes after that article was re-created yet again by yet another sockpuppet of the Girls Aloud/Obesity/Manchester/Jocker City vandal (see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Jocker City and Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive248#Request for vprotection and also Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress#Girls Aloud and Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress#Manchester .2F obesity .2F Girls Aloud vandal for background on that vandal). Unfortunately it seems I somehow mistook you for the actual vandal, my sincere apologies for that. -- Curps 01:08, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Thank you DaGizza[edit]

I was about to start contributing again but one of your edits cured me of that idea. You removed this passage from the Lanka article: "In Hindu astronomy, Lanka is the name of an imaginary island located where the longitude passing through Ujjayini crosses the equator." THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ROCK-SOLID INFO. (except that some other retard changed "prime meridian" to "longitude (What the hell is that about? Is prime meridian synonymous with longitude?? Unbelievable stuff). WHY DID YOU REMOVE THIS? Perhaps to chase off the competent, allowing you to pose as half-competent.

Kamsa[edit]

Hi

I just saw that you moved the original Kamsa article to Kans, with a note saying 'that is how it is pronounced' or similar. I'd have to disagree; that is how some people pronounce it. The original is Kamsa, and we ought to stick to that unless the alternative gets established in English. If we were to go down the road of using modern pronounciations in specific non-English languages, then for instance, Balarama could be either Balaram or Balram. Thanks; Imc 15:46, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

User comments regarding Disambiguity in Punjab[edit]

Thanks for your useful comments. I will check out the Punjab Region entries and insert my article there if it seemed suitable for there...

Please keep me informed about my post.. how I can make it even more useful..

Cricket quiz[edit]

You got question 8 right. Well done! You now have the honour of setting question 9. Stephen Turner 11:24, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

And question 14 as well - so please ask another. Sam Vimes 19:13, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Yagyas[edit]

There wasn't an edit war on Yagyas. In September a troll called Skyring was banned for stalking and abusing various Wikipedians. He is banned for a year from editing any articles on Wikipedia. Last night, as part of his campaign to continue to attack Wikipedia, he created a stream of sockpuppets to "edit" various articles. As per the arbcom ruling banning him, all his edits were rolled back and articles he created using them deleted. He created a large number of sockpuppets to target the Yagyas article. All the edits were reverted, his sockpuppets banned and this article protected. User:TheOneGirl is one of his sockpuppets.

Skyring is regarded on Wikipedia as an asshole, but then he earned that reputation long before his antics on Wikipedia, as Australian users revealed on the wikilist, when discussing him. One Australian who mentioned Skyring's edits on other sites called Pete Skyring "complete bonkers", another "a nutcase". The possibility about going public about his antics on Wikipedia is currently being discussed, as are some legal options. Slán. FearÉIREANNMap of Ireland's capitals.png\(caint) 19:23, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

That's not a threat of legal action, is it? And it looks like a rather severe breach of WP:NPA. --RunningFree 19:29, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


Jat page[edit]

Why can I not edit the first section of the 'Jat' page?

Ravi

Ravi Chaudhary 02:39, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

India related links[edit]

Evolution-tasks-old.png India-related tasks | Indian noticeboard


Pamri TalkReply 04:34, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

Transcluding article namespace[edit]

Please refrain from transcluding the article namespace. The article namespace is not be to used for this purpose, and it creates the illusion that the Wikipedia has more articles than it does. Furthermore, the articles you create and leave behind in the article namespace creates a virtual paper trail that is difficult to follow. --AllyUnion (talk) 08:56, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, AllyUnion but I do not know what "transcluding" means. What is exactly wrong with the articles that I create. Can you please give an example? Thank you DaGizza Chat (c) 10:55, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
Of the process of transclusion. Basically, you created the article Bangladesh v India 26 December 2004 and transclused the article on to List of major upsets in One Day cricket by placing the text as {{:Bangladesh v India 26 December 2004}}. This method is frown upon. --AllyUnion (talk) 20:27, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
Also, as a result, someone would be more inclined to nominate Bangladesh v India 26 December 2004 for deletion because they would believe it's an article that serves no purpose. --AllyUnion (talk) 20:39, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Hey, you've just got your first barnstar. Going by your contribs, I'm definite that it wd not be the last. You may want to remove the sniff bit from your barnstar page :). btw, DYK doesn't feature stubs, so you may either want to expand Chetan Sharma asap or rmv it from suggestions. Anyways, it was that listing that brought me here. All the best, --Gurubrahma 09:33, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

hi DaGizza[edit]

Thanks for leaving the "get in touch" after my ( 207-172-134-175.c3-0.wth-ubr2.sbo-wth.ma.cable.rcn.com ) not-so-anonymous "how to cover demons, sages and dieties" suggestion. My opinions on how to explain Cricket are likely worse. I decided to become a User to create more accountability for my actions. Metarhyme 20:58, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Chetan Sharma, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Pratitya-samutpada[edit]

Hi there. I see that you know Sanskrit. Do you know what Pratitya-samutpada literally means in English? I thought I'd add this to the article.

Template substitution[edit]

This message mostly concerns your use of {{test4}} and a user signature template on User_talk:205.211.112.2. Please subst your templates by adding "subst:"; for example, use {{subst:test4}} instead. This helps lower server load and helps prevent instant-spread vandalism. See Wikipedia:Subst for more information on this official guideline. Thanks. // Pathoschild 20:39, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Featured article candidacy for an Hugo Chavez subarticle[edit]

I noticed you have listed yourself in Category:Socialist Wikipedians. That said, you will probably be interested in an Hugo Chávez Featured Article Candidacy (FAC). Chavez himself happens to be a socialist politician. As usual, please use your own higher judgment in deciding how to vote on this FAC, if you should decide to devote a few seconds to the matter. Regards, ← SARAVASK 01:49, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

Happy Birthday DaGizza! You've been making some great edits. Keep up the good work! deeptrivia (talk) 13:02, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikify?[edit]

Sir, I have no doubt you must have had some good intention when tagging my creation Hill States, but I'm afraid in my experience the response to such tags I noticed never seems to be worthwhile- therefore my guess is most contributors, like me, either haven't got the foggiest idea what "wikify" means concretely in their case (the guidelines seem pretty vague and open to wide interpretation) and/or don't care for them (I admit for me content is the measure of all things wiki, formal appearence won't keep me awake), so the tagging either has no effect or only demotivates content contributors, and surely neither can live up to your expectations.

Therefore I can only suggest you either specify what exactly you believe can be improved, or -even better- give the good example, otherwise I'm afraid your tagging efforts are likely to be wasted. Fastifex 14:49, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Thank you for the reply on my talk page! Such concrete considerations are must more constructive. Now I know what you mean, I can stop worrying about God knows what formal rule endangering the content.

And yes, you do have a point, I sometimes leave a messy impression due to edit-considerations. Generally these defects are temporary while the work is in progress, which may take quite some time: after only half a year as a Wikipedian I already have a watchlist of over 600 pages (nearly all after at least one contribution), so there's never a shortage of 'distractions'. Furthermore my somewhat more ambitious projects often involve quite a complex bit of puzzling- for instance my Word-notes on Indian Princely States (from several sources, just the most essential data in tabel form!) which I can se use for in hundreds of articles, are nearing 2Mb and still growing, just to give you an idea it is not realistic to just go over it all and pen together an easy conclusion.

May I also point out that a reliable source is not defined by its affirmativeness, but rather dares to state what is not known. Still you helped me realize I'ld do better to replace the "(title?)"s with a single notice so it looks less messy. Fastifex 21:39, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Sati anniversary[edit]

Firstly, Happy Birthday Man.


Todays selected anniversaries show;

  • 1829 - The practice of sati, a Hindu funeral custom in which the widow immolated herself alive on her husband's pyre, was banned by Lord William Bentinck in British India.

With the sheer scale of misconceptions regarding this issue, I believe that a touch more context is needed. I've added to the discussion at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page#A_modicum_of_context_needed

Would you like to contribute do the discussion? Veej 14:52, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

FAA[edit]

Hey Girik, just wondering, how is Sanskrit with Mr. Amati?

Sastrawan 03:21, 6 December 2005 (UTC)


Dakshayani[edit]

Hi, how do you explain this edit?? - ImpuMozhi 00:16, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

What are we talking about?? the para you erased was: "Calling up a prayer that she may, in some future birth, be born the daughter of a father whom SHE could respect, Dakshayani invoked her yogic powers, and immolated herself." Where is the quotation in this?
Without this line, the storyline is disjointed. In fact, this self-immolation is the crux of the whole story. From your comment that it seems "randomly inserted", it is clear that you have little knowledge of the legend. Therefore please do not intervene in the page: I am feeling nervous about your threat that "Becaues of the terrible state that Dakshayani is in, a lot of good writing may also be deleted in the near future..." The page is NOT a mess; it is a lineal story and is told lucidly. The language is excellent. Please let others handle it.
There do not seem to be any controversies related to this article; the talk-page has not been added to in a month and is even otherwise very small and cordial.
I seem to have disturbed you with my previous question. Please relax, I can see that you are not a habitual vandal. This erasure was clearly a small mistake, born of confusion. - ImpuMozhi 01:15, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Belated happy b'day[edit]

Hey DaGizza, thanks for the b'day greeting and wish you a belated happy b'day. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 04:01, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Belated birthday wishes!![edit]

Belated birthday wishes, missed it as I was stuck with my RfA (since concluded successfully). --Gurubrahma 07:31, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

Happy birthday, Girik. Complements on your many excellent edits, especially on Hindu deities. Excuse the slight curtness in my previous message -- no offence meant. Also, I am intrigued by both your real name and your username. What does "Girik" mean? and why DaGizza? ImpuMozhi 04:03, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

AFL Project - Flags[edit]

Just wondering if you know how to make little icons of all the 16 clubs in the same way as the flagicons are made. BTW, sorry about putting up the wrong flag next to your username mate ;) Rogerthat 23:34, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

"Arabic" numerals[edit]

Hi. You might want to contribute to the discussion at Talk:Arabic numerals regarding whether the article should be renamed "Hindu-Arabic numerals". Thanks. deeptrivia (talk) 22:12, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your support DaGizza! The article has been renamed to Hindu-Arabic numerals! Please keep an eye on it since it is prone to frequent vandalism. deeptrivia (talk) 07:08, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Hi, please see bottom of Talk:Hindu-Arabic numerals again! Thanks.deeptrivia (talk) 17:05, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
Hi! Great sources for the glossary!! The voting for the numerals article has to be done again, since it was not listed earlier at Wikipedia:Requested moves earlier. Please look at Talk:Hindu-Arabic numerals. Thanks! deeptrivia (talk) 03:20, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Hey DaGizza! Thanks a ton for the Barnstar! Keep up the good work!! deeptrivia (talk) 04:02, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

AFL Project - Spreading the Word[edit]

Hi, since you're the only one in the project, I figured I might post this here. I found a good football discussion site, BigFooty Forum. I suggest we go to that site and ask for help with this WikiProject, because there are plenty of fans there. Let us know if you're intrested and we can get this project up and running! Rogerthat 10:58, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

Girik![edit]

Hey Girik! I've seen you're username pop up on a lot of pages in the past few months, but I never knew it was you. Good to see you've got an interest in Rugby League and Cricket. Keep up the good work! mdmanser 13:14, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Ianbrown's RfA[edit]

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DaGizza, thanks for voting in my recent RfA. I was overwhelmed at the turnout and comments received. Go WP:Cricket !!!

Iantalk 07:46, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thank you! :) *is inspired to keep up work* Sam Vimes 12:40, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for the barnstar, let me know if you ever need any help! Archer7 13:22, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Hindu-Arabic numerals[edit]

Hi! User:RN moved the article to Arabic numerals despite 28 votes favoring the title "Hindu-Arabic numerals" and only 17 favoring "Arabic numerals." He argues that if we don't count voters with less that 150 (or sth like that) edits, only 56% voters "support changing the title to Hindu-Arabic numerals", while at least 60% support votes are required. However, it was agreed between all parties in the beginning of the vote that the proposal is to move the article to "Arabic numerals" from "Hindu-Arabic numerals." It was also agreed (though I thought it was very unfair) that:

  • Those opposing the move have the advantage that it won't be moved unless there's a 60% majority
  • Those supporting the move have the advantage that the person proposing the move can do the *short* opening statement.
  • For all the rest of the voting procedure both parties are equal. (quoting Francis Schonken from 21:04, 18 December 2005 (UTC))

I would definitely have preferred it the other way round, since I think an opening statement makes a HUGE difference, since many people just read the opening statement and understandably don't bother with the discussion below the votes. The present situation was accepted with the agreement that the article will be moved to "Arabic numerals" only if more than 60% voters favored that title. Thus, only 40% oppose votes were sufficient to retain the title "Hindu-Arabic numerals." In the present situation (with over 60% voters opposing the change), I find the move to "Arabic numerals" ridiculous, besides being completely unjust and unfair. Your comments will be appreciated. deeptrivia (talk) 05:09, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

WikiProjects[edit]

I'm on board with the cricket, but a frustrating edit war at the league State of Origin has sapped any energy I may have had in that direction --Paul 13:23, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Cricket terminology page[edit]

I added a few items and noticed a message saying that the page is now over 62k in size which is above the recommended size. Is it time to split this page up?