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Hello! Mydreamsparrow, you are invited to the Teahouse, a forum on Wikipedia for new editors to ask questions about editing Wikipedia, and get support from peers and experienced editors. Please join us! Charles (talk) 20:30, 20 December 2012 (UTC)


An award for you[edit]

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For your great contributions and excellent photos, I hereby present to you this award. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:08, 28 December 2012 (UTC)


Haroon Habib[edit]

I see that you have added two or three references. I am quite sure this person is notable. The prod template gives a week for editors to reference the article properly. Anyone may remove it if they feel that sufficient references have been added. But remember, especially when it comes to a living person, every assertion in the article must be cited. Harry the Dog WOOF 18:08, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

In response to your feedback[edit]

Thanks for your contributions!!

Ariconte (talk) 06:33, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

 

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

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Re Kumar Anish[edit]

Hi Mydreamsparrow,

I was actually going to come and a drop you a note about the Kumar Anish article.

The first concern is Wikipedia:Notability (people). I'm struggling to see that this chap is much beyond a yoga practitioner who happened to write a book in 2005, and came up with the GOPI method (or perhaps this is just a modification of his own teacher's method?). I'm not actually sure which section of biography a yoga practitioner fits into. If we look at Wikipedia:Notability (sports) there's no section on yoga. Due to his book, etc you could maybe argue Wikipedia:Notability (academics) or Creative professional, but not sure either is really correct, and one apparently not overly significant book probably doesn't quite qualify him. Just using the general notability guidelines he doesn't quite seem to make it. Perhaps if the GOPI method was well known (e.g., there is no article on it and Google doesn't indicate much about it as a prominent specialist yoga technique from what I can find), or if he was a prominent author (a single book ranking outside the top 10 million on Amazon probably doesn't quite cut it) it would be different. If you take if from another perspective, I'm sure you could understand that Wikipedia doesn't want articles on every local personal trainer in Australia for example, so these people do genuinely need to be notable.

The other concern is Wikipedia:Verifiability and WP:Reliability. While there was nothing in the article that appeared to be offensive, similarly there was not a lot that seemed to be verifiable. There is particular sensitivity about Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons, both for ethical and legal reasons, and in essence claims should be able to verified by reference to reliable secondary sources. Unfortunately very little of that article did so, with the references you provided not verifying the claims made. Many were simply links to the website of the organisations mentioned. Not only was Anish not mentioned on the linked pages, when I did advanced searches of the site he was not even mentioned anywhere on the sites. These cannot be used as references as they do not verify the claims made in the article. To be honest I can't help but think you know him personally and have written it partly through what you simply know or what he has told you (for a while I thought it may have actually been a Wikipedia:Autobiography). Nonetheless, if you do know him closely this then borders on WP:Advertising which is frowned upon, and brings up the issue of Wikipedia:Conflict of interest.

Another page I'd suggest you read is Wikipedia:Citing sources. This contains a thorough discussion of how to cite sources (just providing URLs to the homepage, or even a subpage, of a website as you have tended to be doing is not recommended). There are even some automated tools that help you to create good citations that I highly recommend (I use one myself).

I realise that you are quite new to Wikipedia (perhaps introduced by Muhammad?) and a glance through your talkpage indicates problems with a number of your articles, some of which have already been deleted. Just as general advice could I perhaps suggest that you perhaps channel the initial enthusiasm you are showing for creating new pages and information into creating fewer but better articles, and improving existing articles. Indeed working through and improving an existing article can really help you to see what makes a good and bad article.

Also you may or may not be aware of the Wikipedia:Did you know process. This gets new articles onto the mainpage and can attract a lot of eyes to them and gives you a bit of acknowledgement for your work. However the other benefit to you would be that it gives some independent review to your articles providing you with a bit of feedback if things are lacking, or a pat on the back if they're really good. This would also let you look through other new articles to see what they contain and check out some of the feedback being given about them, which is far less personal than people reviewing your work.

Again I would like to welcome you to Wikipedia and congratulate you for your enthusiasm for adding content. I note you have also added some lovely photographs! I know I have sprouted an awful lot of information above and linked to lots of advice pages, but there's lots to navigate here! Many new users find the Wikipedia:Adopt-a-user program very helpful for this reason, and some users have very well structured processes in place to help new users. While I'm not part of that process, if you want further advice or clarification about anything I've said, etc, feel free to ask. I notice that some more refs have been added to this chap's article, so I'll go and check them out at some stage and see how they shape up, but in the meantime feel free to strengthen them or anything else in the article with anything I've suggested above.

Cheers, --jjron (talk) 11:12, 16 January 2013 (UTC).

Thank you so much for your guiding. I will be much careful in future. Mydreamsparrow (talk) 11:28, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Male impala profile.jpg[edit]

Hi, You didn't mention any reason at the nomination. Would you consider the original? --Muhammad(talk) 10:02, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Listed Manjula Chellur DYK nomination for discussion[edit]

DYK nomination of Manjula Chellur[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Manjula Chellur at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Tito Dutta (contact) 19:48, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Reply in that DYK discussion page! --Tito Dutta (contact) 19:57, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Please see new note on DYK talk page. Yoninah (talk) 19:05, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi, regarding your question about this nomination. You nominated an article that was too short by DYK rules, and another editor, Esemono, has been working on expanding it. Since everything written in a Wikipedia article must be verifiable, I removed some of his expansions because they were just padding the article and were not mentioned in the sources. There was also a problem with close paraphrasing, which means that you quoted the source directly rather than present the information in your own words. You have to be careful about quoting verbatim, as this is a copyright issue. After Esemono expanded the article with more sources, the character count increased to an acceptable level and the nomination was accepted. We're now waiting for an administrator to move it to the queue for the Main Page, and you'll be notified on your talk page when the article appears on the Main Page.
For future nominations, please read WP:DYK or contact me on my talk page with questions. Best, Yoninah (talk) 10:32, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Manjula Chellur[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

As you can see here, your article received nearly 2700 hits when it appeared in the Did You Know column on the Main Page. Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 18:21, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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brilliant pictures clicked augustus! Uncletomwood (talk) 17:33, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

A page you started (K.T. Sankaran) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating K.T. Sankaran, Mydreamsparrow!

Wikipedia editor Bilingual2000 just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

Crisp and clear yet adding more data and citations would make it even better.

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chandiroor Divakaran[edit]

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September 2013[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Super photos kanna.., super. Benison talk with me 06:16, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to Signpost[edit]

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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Thank you sir for the encouragement.. Nokho (talk) 21:00, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much...[edit]

...for your kind congratulations. As for the font, you're welcome to it; I stole it myself, long years ago, from someone whose username I no longer even remember. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Your Domain Dreamsparrows.net[edit]

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Palode Ravi[edit]

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Repost of Sana Althaf[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Shrinika performing Abhinaya[edit]

This should be fixed. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:53, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Egg fruit[edit]

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July 2015[edit]

Hello Mydreamsparrow.
I have noticed that you often edit without an edit summary. Please do your best to always fill in the summary field. This is considered an important guideline in Wikipedia. Even a short summary is better than no summary. An edit summary is even more important if you delete any text; otherwise, people may think you're being sneaky. Also, mentioning one change but not another one can be misleading to someone who finds the other one more important; add "and misc." to cover the other change(s). Thanks! (summary usage [1]) - 220 of Borg 20:47, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Shrinika performing Abhinaya[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Sameer Khan[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Statue of Kuruvan & Kuruthi[edit]

Excuse me, but it's customary at FPC for a nominator to provide some description of, and rationale for, a nomination with the nomination. Sca (talk) 21:19, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Sparrow, thank you for your message and the material you added to the nomination. I've added a comment there, which perhaps might be helpful to you in your quest to nominate this interesting photo. Sca (talk) 13:26, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Noise[edit]

The lighting situation wasn't very camera friendly though. No extra lighting. Just three bare bulbs on the roof of the building. The white background was likewise very minimalist and may be an issue. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:28, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Chris,
I feel, if you give a try for these pics nominating, that may spoil your reputation, seriously, the pics are having excellent EV but the high level of noise reduction seriously effected the sharpness and still I can see the noise. IMO this is not a better composition Chrizz.... Sorry. DreamSparrow Chat 04:03, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I have a reputation? </joking> As I said, very poor lighting conditions. Deliberate at the hands of the event organizers, but... sigh. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:08, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Syed Kirmani[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Flickr - …trialsanderrors - Madam Ada Castello and Jupiter, poster for Ringling Brothers, ca. 1899.jpg[edit]

Just to note, I did some additional cleaning on the image - removed some scratches, tears, - and most surprisingly - some stamps and notes at the bottom edge, etc, etc, and uploaded over. Obviously, if the image changes, I need to notify all voters of this fact. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:24, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Sana Althaf[edit]

Somebody has created again an article for this actress. I suggest your Draft:Sana Althaf and the new one be merged, I think the combined article, with sources, will stand now. Her third film has been released, and it looks like she's making another one. Kraxler (talk) 15:50, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Kuchipudi Performer DS.jpg is schedule to be Picture of the Day on October 30, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-10-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:43, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The boot is on the other foot[edit]

An alt images was added to the nomination. Could you check it, and modify your !vote according your preference. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:07, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

A Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali[edit]

Feuerwerks-gif.gif Happy Diwali!!!

Sky full of fireworks,
Mouth full of sweets,
Home full of lamps,
And festival full of sweet memories...

Wishing You a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali.
Hafspajen (talk) 15:09, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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Ohhhh..... Thank you so much Haffy. Wish you the same. DreamSparrow Chat 16:21, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Did you have much light at home? Hafspajen (talk) 16:39, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Naaaa, who got much time for all this Haffy ? Busy with profession!!

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Filippino Lippi 016.jpg[edit]

An alternative image was added to the nomination 3 days ago. Could you indicate which version(s) you support? Thanks, Armbrust The Homunculus 12:13, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

It would be really nice if you would re-visit this FPC, and update your !vote. Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 18:07, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...[edit]

Gudhi Padwa Gudhi cropped.jpg Season's Greetings
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! .... .......Hafspajen (talk) 08:51, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Many Thanks Haffy !! : DreamSparrow Chat 17:05, 29 December 2015 (UTC)


POTD notification[edit]

Hi Augustus,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Shrinika performing Abhinaya (Kede Chhanda Janilu Tuhi).jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 3, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-02-03. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:42, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Napier Museum photograph[edit]

Hi Augustus, I would like to ask your permission to use the photograph Napier Museum Thiruvananthapuran DSW New.jpg in our travel app.

Could you please share the copy right format that we have to give in the app.

-Ambili