User talk:Nichalp/Archive48

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Thanks for processing my name change, appreciate it ;) FelisLeoTalk! 15:08, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


What's plan for Sir Creek? You can seriously consider an article Sir Creek dispute, rather tha Sir Creek for FAC. Geo info on the creek will be very hard to get/cite.--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:30, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Spelling[edit]

Thanks for pointing that one out. I've removed the incorrect entry from Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings/For machines Rjwilmsi 18:49, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject History of Bangladesh[edit]

WikiProject History of Bangladesh has started. It needs members and participants. Aditya Kabir 03:48, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, not much time to commit. Rather prefer to review then when in FAC. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:28, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Airtel-logo.svg)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Airtel-logo.svg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable under fair use (see our fair use policy).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any fair use images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. — Rebelguys2 talk 05:00, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Re:Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary[edit]

Actually, you are right. I am sorry. Sushant gupta 13:51, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Etymology of the names of India[edit]

Hi. Thanks for semi-protecting this article, but what effect will it have? See its recent edit history at [1]. Imc 15:50, 14 March 2007 (UTC)


I heard that you are a burearucrat (I can't spell) and i would like to know if you are able to delete these pages... User:Zach1114; User:Zach1114/discussion; User:Zach1114/talk page; User:Zach1114/sandbox; User:Zach1114/home; User:Zach1114/school; User:Zach1114/TABC; and User:Zach111493/easier format well also, I retiered for good so can you also delete my account and don't respond becasue I won't know thanx anyway. Zach1114 00:27, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Re:Re:Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary[edit]

You were right. Instead of comenting we should prefer improving it. This thing should be also followed when we nominate an article for FAC and users opposes it rather than trying to make that article a feature. If you can rewrite that one line, not good looking stub into a new fabolous article then think about those articles which are currently classed as B grade articles. I was really surprised seeing that article. Sushant gupta 01:21, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Is the template you inserted on the page appropriate. There in the template, I didn't find any link to Koyna sanctuary. Yes it is related to the topic but can we insert the template the way you did.Sushant gupta 02:23, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Aamir Khan[edit]

(I am asking you a question regarding Wikipedia, this is not a comment)
The article contains many vague things. Take a look @ the Trivia section of this article. Well I don't know that can we write such nonsence things. I could have removed such things but I fear that if it would been considered vandalism. Thanks Sushant gupta 02:23, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Bot approval[edit]

Hi. I've requested for bot approval to create villages/towns in India. We've discussed about the templates to be used for this page in Indian cities talk page. It is mentioned on bot approval talk page that approval could be delayed unless confirmed from someone familiar with that area. Could you please comment on this bot and confirm whether it can be approved or not. --(Sumanth|Talk) 04:04, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Question, help[edit]

Hi Nichalp. Does it matter my 'comment' was counted as a vote for 'netural' in User:MiddleEastern's RfA [2]? The comment itself explains that I'm not voting, but if it is important in some technical way, could you change the discussion to reflect my intention not to vote? I ask you because I noticed you did it for your comments, and the discussion is now archived and I'm not sure if my changing it now is appropriate. You seem to have more experience here, and I'd appreciate your help/advice. Thank you. Tiamut 18:02, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your explanation and help. Tiamut 18:35, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

A CHU request[edit]

Hi Nichalp. Although I could take care of it myself, I just find it common courtesy to come to you about a request which you handled. Recently, you denied this request on CHU (Computerbar is the username), on account of the user's short history. Normally, that'd be right, but in this case there are two factors: 1) and more importantly, because the username is an email account, and we rename those regardless, because it ensures privacy and prevents spamming of the e-mail accounts inadvertedly used as Wikipedia usernames; 2) since the user is requesting a username that is exactly his email handle, which was, of course, used in the previous account's name, he would most likely be prevented from creating it by the account-creation filters, which makes a rename the only way to get that account created effectively. For those reasons, but mainly for the first one, I would ask that you reconsider that request. Cheers, Redux 21:22, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for the response. Actually, the user is currently blocked, and the requester in his lieu is exactly the admin who blocked him and asked him to e-mail an identity confirmation, which is probably why the whole thing was done via e-mail. This is not unprecedented, we've had admins who handle those blocks come to CHU and request a rename that was agreed upon with the blocked users (Netsnipe has done it a few times). In a case such as this, we are most likely safe to do the rename as asked by Pathoschild. Cheers, Redux 18:03, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Good enough. I consider this one your call. :-) I noticed that the user had been blocked since early September due to username problems, and only now we are seeing some kind of activity towards fixing the problem, so I guess this is not someone that cares too much about this particular account on Wikipedia. Whatever you decide on this one. Best of luck! Cheers, Redux 22:09, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

No right to vanish[edit]

Hello, you recently changed my name. If the name change log were kept only for the eyes administrators and NOT visible to google and other search engines, then we would have a right to vanish. However, as it is, anyone can type in my former name + wikipedia, and the first thing that comes on search engines is...THE NAME CHANGE much for vanishing. I have an unfortunate situation of a "stalker" who snoops out that former name (that I won't type again here and prefer you don't either) on the internet and tries to use it against me.

Also, the former name’s "user talk" page still exists when I click it from a search engine. Does it terminate after some time?

Can you submit to the "council of wikipedia" to make the namechange log visible only to admins etc... and people who request info on that only get it if they have a really, really good reason; down with the stalkers! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Batlinspil (talkcontribs) 23:19, 15 March 2007 (UTC).

Could you please redirect the following pages for me...[edit]

...Since you have changed my username, i would need help redirecting following pages (I'm having a difficultly redirecting them because they require administrative access):


zero » 13:00, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Delhi Map[edit]

By city border, do you mean of New Delhi or of Delhi State? Unlike the Mumbai and Chennai map, Delhi is way too huge and extends extensively outside the state borders in the south while the north is sparse with few villages, so the map has been centred on the dense region, cutting off the upper parts of the state, i really dont see the need for having an outline border for the state as it has no significance. Im planning to do a political map of NCR region with different divisions an districts. I have marked the district borders in the present map but it has got lost with all the other details -- PlaneMad|YakYak 13:21, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Cant exactly mark the boundary as it overlaps the roads, but i can change the background colour. Or im thinking of colouring the other districts light grey, so that new delhi stands out like in the mumbai map -- PlaneMad|YakYak 16:25, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Done :) also made the staion names readable —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Planemad (talkcontribs) 06:53, 17 March 2007 (UTC).

Edit war in Rajdhani Express and POV in Indian Railway related articles[edit]


There is an edit war in the Rajdhani Express article and posting of POV in Indian Railways by two users Ninnishipra and Truevalue.

They have been posting what looks like defamatory remarks or personal opinions in the article and don't cite the reasons.

Check: is trying to force this Point of View in the article. I had reverted the change once, but another user ( is intent on an edit war by reverting back the POV.

THis is the version, I have restored again.

This is the version, the 2 other users are trying to impose:

As an new wikipedian, I am not sure what action to take in this. (rams81 15:01, 16 March 2007 (UTC))

Hi, The issue of edit war in Indian Railways, Rajdhani Express and Shatabadi Express has been raised by some users as they think that posting an official version of Indian Rail will be a neutral point of view. If mentioning that Indian Rail needs heavy investment or it needs improvement to meet global standards becomes personal point of view, then this will not keep the Wikepedia's standard. Further, the fact that the Airlines are giving run for money to Rajdhani & Shatabadi by wooing its passengers is not a personal point of view, it is well known fact in today's India. Mentioning that Shatabadi & Rajdhani are very slow from Global standards of Fastest trains is a fact, when TGV runs at 320 kms/hr and Maglev train runs at a top speed of 431 kms/hour. Hence, my request to you is that please maintain neutrality in these Railway related articles, towing Railway's official line will not maintain Wikipedia's standards. (Truevalue 07:39, 19 March 2007 (UTC))

Fascism and Nazism as representative forms of socialism[edit]

I am sorry to bother you, but I really need some help. There is an ongoing campaign by a few editors to portray Fascism and Nazism as representative forms of socialism. As part of this effort (a debate that stretches back to 2004), there are a tiny handful of editors who revert and redirect National Socialism to Nazism. I believe a majority of editors support redirecting National Socialism to National Socialism (disambiguation). I realize we just had a poll on the Nazism page where I thought this issue was settled, but apparently the struggle is not over. Please consider voting in the new poll, or adding a comment at: Talk:Nazism#Survey:_redirecting_National_Socialism. Also consider notifying other editors with an interest in this matter. I am doing the best I can, but need assistance. Thanks.--Cberlet 17:03, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

There have already been multiple debates, RFC's, polls, requests for mediation, and some of the minority editors in the past have been warned or put on probation. I just do not know what else to do. It is very frustrating. Some other editors just wear out over time and give up.--Cberlet 18:42, 16 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks, but Stephen was only listed because there was a suggestion that the single edit that Steve had was enough to prevent usurpation. Other comments later suggested that wasn't the case, and the edit could be reattributed. So why Stephen not Steve? And can I get my Slf67 talk page and sub-pages moved too, when it's convenient. Or do I cut-and-paste them myself and redirect from my old talk page? --Steve (Slf67) talk 09:31, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

When I raised this on the talk page, Dan said he had no issue in giving the account away. --Steve (Slf67) talk 10:35, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
So where can it be discussed? On the CBrown usurpation it was stated as just a technical limitation on user logs being difficult to usurp, on the talk page discussion two 'crats didn't see it as a policy issue. --Steve (Slf67) talk 12:02, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the (in retrospect obvious!) pointer to WP:BN. I'll raise it for discussion there. --Steve (Stephen) talk 22:20, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Shahbag once more[edit]

The Shahbag article has gone through major changes. Would you care to take a look at it again? Aditya Kabir 15:37, 17 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for removing or downgrading superfluous WP:INDIA tags on Hinduism related articles. Keep up the good work! GizzaChat © 09:53, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Metropolitan cities of India[edit]

Was just wondering if we could move for a featured topic candidacy. One major problem is how to define metropolitan cities in India? Status of Indian cities is not that much clear so far as the sticker of metropolitan is considered. Shall we make a category of A-1 cities in India? Hyderabad can be dealt with, it need not be an FA. It can be made GA with moderate effort. --Dwaipayan (talk) 14:52, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Hyderabad not being FA is not a major block. All articles need not be featured. Hyderabad can be upgraded to GA status. Found a publication of municipality of Hyderabad with good data on demographics, economics etc. But this definition of metropolis of India is. The Hindu article says that the criterion is 4 million, but where is the official document? If we go by the 4 million mark, then Hyderabad has to be excluded. On the other hand, Status of Indian cities puts Hyderabad in A-1 bracket. IMO the definition would be a problem. What do you think?--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:18, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
What are "both" categories? You mean a category "A-1 cities of India" and another one "Metropolitan cities of India"? (the latter would exclude hyderabad, right?) That's hell of a plan! Hehe!!--Dwaipayan (talk) 18:19, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok. So the plan unfolds. First, let's move with "Metropolitan cities of India". The very first step is to find out reference that Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore are the metropolitan cities. Next, de-redirect Metropolitan cities of India, and create an article. And then going for FTC. So everything hinges upon finding out proper reference that only those 5 are metropolitan cities.
If that's possible, and is done, then we can move with the A-1 thing. Reference for that (which cities are A-1) are already at hand. But, for this category, we'll need to upgrade Hyderabad. That may come later. Done?--Dwaipayan (talk) 19:02, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Please see this message by GaneshK. So we have Megacities of India to work on. Hyderabad must be improved before we can move. Will take some time.--Dwaipayan (talk) 08:08, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Good luck[edit]

Thanks a lot -- (Shreshth91) 16:16, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Usurpation to User:Colin not complete?[edit]

Hi Nicholas,

Thanks for performing the usurpation/rename to User:Colin. However, I assumed the user/talk pages would get moved as part of the process. Looking at some other users, it appears you did this but perhaps forgot mine? I'd be grateful if you could complete this step for me. Cheers, Colin°Talk 17:22, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks for resolving this so quickly. Cheers, Colin°Talk 18:02, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Indian Rail[edit]

Dear Sir, I appreciate your zeal to maintain the Indian Rail article. However, this article seems more like an official statement from Indian Rail, than a Neutral point of view. Indian Rail is passing through a very difficult phase and needs around Rs 200,000 crores for moderanisation, for which there appears to be no source of funding.

Govt is not ready to provide the budgetary support, there is only one way that is Private Participation. Further Airlines have hit hard towards upper class passengers of the railways, but being a monoply, there is little talk in the Railways about passenger services. I don't know whether you have visited Delhi Metro or not, the trains and stations are really world class. If Delhi Metro can do it, then why not Indian Rail - it is just issue of investment and attitue.

I would also request you to find the diffence between Government Accounts and Commercial accounts and then you will realise the reality of the claims of the Railways.

Further, Pay commission in 1986 & 1996 had hit badly the bottom-lines of the Railways. Pay-commission has already been setup and will give report by 2008, effective from Jan 01, 2006, hence Indian Rail in its present avtar will definately be in red in the year 2008-2009. With 1.6 million employees, the Government can do little but to accept the reports of the pay commission.



1993 Bombay bombings[edit]

Yes, it does sound a bit weird, but given the fact that the city was called Bombay in 1993, it is appropriate to title the article "1993 Bombay bombings". Had the city been known as Mumbai at the time, then it would have been 1993 Mumbai bombings. Also, see [3]. The points brought up there quite nicely demonstrate why it should be titled "Bombay", and not "Mumbai". Thanks, Nishkid64 19:12, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Btw, nice work with all sixteen of your FAs. :) Nishkid64 19:14, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Understood, but I'd have to disagree with saying Mumbai bombings is the most common. Googling "Mumbai blasts" and "Mumbai bombings" and the same for Bombay, yields more hits for Bombay and Mumbai. The difference in hits is only <10,000, though. I still don't think it should be called Mumbai, when it in fact did occur in Bombay. Perhaps we should get some more opinions on this. I'll bring it up at the India Noticeboard. Nishkid64 14:37, 19 March 2007 (UTC)


Could you do me a favour and revise your list of "corrections" that you would want to see to drop your objection to the FA nomination? When you talked about summaries you didn't say how short it needs to be. Also I didn't get any real feedback as to what sort of a summary would be appropriate. John Smith's 12:05, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

That's not very helpful.
What is unnecessary and why does it mean the page cannot get FA?
Why cannot copyrighted images be used if it is fair use?
Why must an administrative map be used?
Will you continue to oppose until all three things are addressed, or is your position more flexible? John Smith's 12:17, 19 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your help, I greatly appreaciate it. I'll take this as guidelines as to what I need to do to become a successful administrator. Again thanks for all the help you all provided. -- Darkest Hour 15:04, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Encyclopedic tone[edit]

I was looking at the FAC for California State Route 37, and you suggested the article be in an encyclopedic tone. As far as I see, it is. Could you please explain and/or give examples of what encyclopedic tone is? I'm lost. --wL<speak·check> 20:17, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I just wanted to say thank you for completing my usurpation request. Happy editing. :) —Mira 06:15, 20 March 2007 (UTC)