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Re: Tagging of Main page screenshots as orphans[edit]

The reason I deleted yours and untagged the others is because yours was orphaned but the others were actually in use. ^demon[omg plz] 15:01, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

If an individual image is orphaned, it's orphaned, and eligible for speedy deletion. As long as it's being used, it's not. If all those images became orphaned, then they'd all be eligible, if only some did, the only those would. It's an image-by-image basis. ^demon[omg plz] 05:02, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
If they're actually being used there, no, I would not consider them orphans. ^demon[omg plz] 05:10, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Requested Graph for bodies within 4 AUs of the Sun[edit]

Unfortunately my computer suffered a major crash and my data set for the first 150000 SSSB's was destroyed. Please accept my apologies for not responding sooner. If you could help locate a data set I'd be more then happy to create the requested graphic. Abyssoft 11:54, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Gnome week[edit]

Gnomes, unite!
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This week, backlogs will be cleared. Articles will be polished. Typos will be fixed. Bad prose will be edited. Unreferenced articles will be sourced. No article will be safe from our reach! The more people who participate, the better Wikipedia will become as a result.
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Ingo Molnár[edit]

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Pre-Meiji Period: Use of Japanese era name in identifying disastrous events[edit]

Would you consider making a contribution to an exchange of views at either of the following:

As you know, Wikipedia:WikiProject Disaster management came up with entirely reasonable guidelines for naming articles about earthquakes, fires, typhoons, etc. However, the <<year>><<place> <<event>> format leaves no opportunity for conventional nengō which have been used in Japan since the eighth century (701-1945) -- as in "the Great Fire of Meireki" (1657) or for "the Hōei eruption of Mount Fuji" (1707).

In a purely intellectual sense, I do look forward to discovering how this exchange of views will develop; but I also have an ulterior motive. I hope to learn something about how better to argue in favor of a non-standard exception to conventional, consensus-driven, and ordinarily helpful wiki-standards such as this one. In my view, there does need to be some modest variation in the conventional paradigms for historical terms which have evolved in non-Western cultures -- no less in Wikipedia than elsewhere. I'm persuaded that, at least in the context of Japanese history before the reign of Emperor Meiji (1868-1912), some non-standard variations seem essential; but I'm not sure how best to present my reasoning to those who don't already agree with me. I know these first steps are inevitably awkward; but there you have it.

The newly-created 1703 Genroku earthquake article pushed just the right buttons for me. Obviously, these are questions that I'd been pondering for some time; and this became a convenient opportunity to move forward in a process of building a new kind of evolving consensus. --Ooperhoofd (talk) 18:12, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Use of Japanese era name in identifying disastrous events[edit]

First of all, I'm curious to know why you thought of contacting me about this, since I have been inactive in this wiki for quite some time and I'm not in either Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan or Wikipedia:WikiProject Disaster management. Next, please note that I haven't gone through the discussions and I am only sharing my general views (as I am & will be almost inactive in the near future).

Coming to article renaming, my take is summarised in the last comment in the thread: Talk:Kolkata#Does anyone else think this article should be called Calcutta?. I have settled to being content with having a redirect at the place where I want the article to be. As long as readers are able to access the article from the place, I think it is pointless to have a heated debate on moving the page, with there being a lot more important work to do, e.g. important topics that don't even have an article, unencyclopaedic stuff that get articles, etc. [My prediction about Bengalooru isn't currently true (it could have come true in the past, with the article moving back & forth — I haven't checked) but my views haven't changed.] -- Paddu (talk) 07:53, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Paddu -- Yes. Thanks for the feedback.
1. Your initial curiosity is easily addressed. As you know, I'm interested in creating some kind of consensus about an exception to WP:DM naming "guidelines" for disasters occurring in Japan (645-1867). At the same time, I plausibly guessed that questions about Wiki-nomenclature for events in pre-20th century Japan, also known as pre-Meiji period Japan, would likely disinterest the participants in what I construed to be a more future-focused WikiProject.
For this reason, I took the extra step of posting a specific invitation on the User talk-pages of contributors to any discussion on the 2007 WP:DM talk-page. I encountered Paddu in the following context from May 2007:
Bridge disasters categorisation
There is some discussion going on about this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Bridges#Bridge failures category. -- Paddu 04:40, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
One of the points raised in that discussion is whether all engineering failures are disasters. Specifically, it has been suggested that Millennium Bridge (London) was an engineering failure that wasn't a disaster. In the light of this, should we rethink about having Category:Engineering failures as a descendant of Category:Disasters? -- Paddu 20:00, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Your point is elegant; and, it happens that the sway harmonics of the Millennium Bridge (London) is a subject which interests me quite apart from anyy fascination with Hayashi Gahō's 1652 Nihon Ōdai Ichiran, which was the relatively obscure context from which I first approached WP:DM ....
In terms of your Millennium Bridge posting, I wonder if you'd be interested in at least the first of the following external links:
2. The Dutch Japanologist Isaac Titsingh died in 1812 before completing his translation of the seven-volumes of the Nihon Ōdai Ichiran which he brought to Europe in 1796. Titsingh's French translation was published and disseminated posthumously in 1834. Digitized copies of that 19th century text have been uploaded on-line as part of the Google Books Library Project; and I've taken on the multi-year task of furthering metastasis of the Hayashi/Titsingh data-set throughout en:Wikipedia and fr:Wikipedia. This essentially dull Imperial chronology identifies serial earthquakes, tsunami, floods, fires, and volcanic eruptions; and I'm understandably persuaded that it will be easier all around if I try to make any reference to these recurring disasters seem as non-controversial as possible -- which is why I came to engage the issues involved in en:WP:DM and en:MOS:JA naming guidelines.
This is patently trivial, of course; but my willing investment of time and care may appear less foolish in the context of meta:Translation of the Week. Each week, a stub or the first paragraph of an important article is chosen to be translated into as many languages as possible. Ideal candidates are (1) short, (2) easy to translate, and (3) lead to potential translations of other topics; and I believe that one of 2007's selections becomes worth noting:
Aha! Yes? Do you begin to appreciate the impetus for devoting such close attention to such small details?
3. As for your informed cynicism at Talk:Kolkata#Does anyone else think this article should be called Calcutta?, I do acknowledge that you and others are indisputably correct. Yes, certainly. Nevertheless, my optimistic outlook encourages me to wonder if we shouldn't try to be a little less ready to discount the possibility of constructive outcomes in these kinds of exercises?
Again, thanks for the feedback. --Ooperhoofd (talk) 02:30, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

Anniv.svg Hey, Paddu. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
-- Kipoc (talk) 15:34, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
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Governors of Tamil Nadu[edit]

Paddu, You had helped me get the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu page to FL. I am working on getting List of Governors of Tamil Nadu to FL. Can you please take a look and let me know how I can improve it? Thanks, Ganeshk (talk) 01:28, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Indian language Wikipedias[edit]

Hi Paddu,

My name is Patricia. I'm working with the Wikimedia Foundation this summer to learn a bit about the histories of different Wikipedias. You can read a little about the project here. You probably don't know this, but you were one of the first users to register on Hindi Wikipedia. After seven edits you came back to English Wikipedia. I realize it's been a long time, your last edit there was in 2006, but I'm hoping you might we willing to talk with me about why you're drawn to English Wikipedia rather than Hindi or Tamil. I see that you're a native Tamil speaker but couldn't find an account for you on that Wikipedia. Have you ever edited it?

If you'd be willing to talk to with me please send me an email at hindiwikipedia@gmail.com or just leave a message on my talk page. Thanks so much! Cloudmessenger (talk) 12:21, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Paddu,

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

Nomination for deletion of Template:R from alternative name[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:R from alternative name has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. BDD (talk) 18:28, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

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Since you participated in the Sedna discussion[edit]

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