User talk:Shyam/Archive5

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Portal:India Selected Article

Hi, User:Ganeshk told me you were in charge of deciding which article should be selected on the India Portal. I was pretty surprised to see Graffiti, Mozilla Firefox and Dinosaur on the India Portal as Selected Articles. I checked out the SA for future days and saw that As of May 4 the selected article will be a bit more India related. But I wonder the need to add Graffiti on the Indian portal (in which I did a quick Find and couldn't find mention of India) when there are perfectly good articles like Indian cricket team and Satyajit Ray in the SAC list. I hope this can be fixed so that Mozilla Firefox and Dinosaur do not appear in the Portal. Thanks. Nobleeagle (Talk) 05:57, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

As a matter of fact, there are many articles in the list that are not related to India, rather universal. Also, there are some articles that, though related to India, do not meet the critera for India SA. I have nominated 2 such articles as SA removal candidates. IMO, their selection as SA in the first place seems to be biased in the sense that the topic, rather than the SA criteria, were given more importance. Please see and comment. This SA list needs urgent attention. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 14:03, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
In fact most of the articles you added while selecting 23 more articles were not related to India and out of process. -Ambuj Saxena (talk) 17:26, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for Choosing Belgrade

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Belgrade was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

Posted by (^'-')^ Covington 07:20, 1 May 2006 (UTC) on behalf of the the AID Maintenance Team

RFA Thanks

Thank you for supporting my RFA. --Ezeu 08:52, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Ben Gibbard Picture


I took that photo of Ben Gibbard. What do I need to change about the copyright?

- Will —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wfresch (talkcontribs) 2006 May 2 20:10.

Since Shyam is on wikivacation, I've responding to this question on User talk:Wfresch. ×Meegs 08:51, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Copyright of Image:Bw mm2.jpg

Hi Shyam. I'm curious, how did you arrive at the CC-SA license for Image:Bw mm2.jpg? Did you speak to the uploader, User:Jox, or the source site's administrator offsite? Enjoy your vacation. ×Meegs 08:10, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Re: Image copyright problem with File:Commuters Reading Newspapers.jpg

Shyam - Thanks for your message to me regarding the image File:Commuters Reading Newspapers.jpg. You suggested it had a copyright problem. I was unaware of this; I made extensive efforts to recieve the photographer's permisson to post it on Wikipedia under a creative commons license and made sure to indicate this when I uploaded it. I'm unclear what the problem is. It appears the image was deleted unnecessarily. Wv235 01:05, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Answered on User talk:Wv235. ×Meegs 01:29, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Yet another image query!

(Here's another one, Shyam - sorry!) I want to use an image from a particular website, so I emailed the webmaster asking for permission and explaining what it was for. However, he hasn't replied - if I can't get in contact with him, what should I do next? Jaycey 21:24, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Copyright of an image

Hi Shyam,

right|350px I wonder if you could help me about a copyright issue. This is a carricature of Vidkun Quisling, first published in 1944 in Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning. It widely known, and represents a significant historical value. Can it be published on Wikipedia? -- Heptor talk 21:14, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Note: Heptor later ask this and received an answer at Wikipedia:Media_copyright_questions#Image:Jeg_er_quisling_og_navnet_ragnvald_blix.GIF. ×Meegs 17:24, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Proud of yourself?

Thank you for consistently deleting images that I upload, even when I place the tags which I think suit best and follow Wiki guidelines. I am one of only a handful of people working on articles about my country, the Dominican Republic, and trying to make a contribution of knowledge about my history to the world.

I wonder if you feel prouf of yourself for being the kind of person belonging to the large group of wannabes who work at destroying or criticizing what others create, surely because of total lack of creative talent on your part.

Have a nice life, and feel proud for dismotivating Wiki contribuitors. cuyaya 2006-06-02 12:06 UTC

Hindi Wiki

I, one of the new sysops, have given a throughly new look to the main page of Hindi Wikipedia. Please see the Main page, and give me comments on my English user page en:User:Magicalsaumy. PS: I am now a passout from IITB, Chemical.

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  15. For the following English vowels met, mate, mat, transcribe as मॅट (short vowel), मेट (not मेइट), मैट (not मॅट, as popular in Marathi). However in contemporary Hindi and here, it is acceptable to use ए instead of ऍ. Thus: अमेरिका is more popular than अमॅरिका. For cot, coat, caught, transcribe as कॉट, कोट, कॉट (not कौट). Transcribe English /t/ and /d/ as ट and ड.
  16. Use half-न before त, थ, द, ध, न, instead of anuswaar अं. Use half-म before प, फ, ब, भ, म. Use the anuswaar before all the rest of the consonants (not half-ङ, ञ, ण). If the मात्रा is not above the alphabet, use chandra-bindu, but only for nasalization. Thus: अन्दर, not अंदर ; अन्त, not अंत ; हिन्दी, not हिंदी ; सम्भव, not संभव ; पंचमी, not पञ्चमी ; अंडा, not अण्डा ; कंठ, not कण्ठ ; लैंड, not लैण्ड ; आँख, not आंख. However, both forms are acceptable in contemporary Hindi as well as here; the prec. are just recommendations.
  17. When proceded by another vowel, use the pure vowels instead of य (unless the य is clearly articulated while pronouncing). Thus : जाएँ, not जायें (not जावें) ; आएगा, not आयेगा . However, both forms are acceptable in contemporary Hindi as well as here.
  18. Please pay careful attention to the masculine/feminine gender (and singular/plural) in adjectives and verbs, else the sentence becomes ungrammatical.

For more information/suggestions/criticisms, please contact any one of the administrators of Hindi wiki here, preferably en:User:Magicalsaumy.

This page can also be found here.

Thank you,

Cygnus_hansa 02:33, 6 June 2006 (UTC)



Thanks for the input. Yes any kind of advice on copyright would be appreciated. All the pictures I put up in Wikipedia and Wikicommons are all taken by me. At the moment I'm putting them up on a variety of copyrights.

Could you advise me on which license is the best. I would like to still retain some copyright on my contributions but generally, I want to be freely used in the Wiki Foundation and well as the general public.

Secondly, what kind of information would you put in the photo e.g. give example. My information usually includes my username and brief description, nothing more. --SpaceMonkey 11:31, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Image:Mtwashingtoninclinestation.jpg

An image that you uploaded or altered, Image:Mtwashingtoninclinestation.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. Please go to its page to provide the necessary information on the source or licensing of this image (if you have any), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

Hi Shyam,

You have put me a message on my photo uploaded to wikipedia. This photo of the church in Ugartsthal that was taken from (Heimat im Bild - Heimatbuch der Galiziendeutschen Teil III) : redigiert von Josef Lanz und Rudolf Unterschütz. Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt (Herausgegeben vom Hilfskomitee für Galiziendeutsche) 1983, 3. Auflage 2002 that is mentioned at

I would like to put to my article

I think this information is enough to allow me to publish the photo. Could you help me to publish it ? Many thanks and best greetings from Poland, Andrzej

Economy of India FAR


You look to be a contributor to this article, which is about to go into FARC unless we can get some input from economics people. A few of us, including me, have put a great effort into copy-editing and other improvements.

Can you assist? There are a number of unaddressed inline queries, and IMV the article needs more depth in a few places.

Tony 10:54, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

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Happy Birthday!!

Happy birthday dear Shyam/Archive5!! Have a great day and best wishes for you!! Take care -- Imoeng 22:08, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Balloons-aj.png I present you with these balloons to celebrate your birthday. I hope you have a great day. Daniel.Bryant
Nuvola apps cookie.png Just a happy Birthday message to you, Shyam/Archive5, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

Have a good one :) -Ladybirdintheuk 06:46, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Balloons-aj.png The Wikipedia Birthday Committee wishes you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your special day.

One from me too! Enjoy the day to the fullest! Thistheman 19:06, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Choco chip cookie.jpg Hungry? Here's a little snack for you on your birthday, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day, Shyam/Archive5!

Michael 19:19, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: copyright problem with Image:Omolu.jpg


I finally received your message re: the images of Orishas I uploaded and their copyrights (sent sometime in March). I know nothing of any copyright on the images. I purchased the prints after finding them under a large stack of other prints and drawings in an art gallery in Salvador, Brazil. They are signed by someone named Davi Nascimento, but no copyright information is included, there is no evidence of reserved rights on the work either. I have no way of telling when they were made or if their creator owns their copyright. As such, I scanned them and uploaded them to Wikipedia without any fear of reprisal.

I see that the image in question has been deleted. Is this decision final?


Jedidiah 18:04, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:New York state flag.png listed for deletion

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:New York state flag.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Wwagner 14:33, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Davenport Picture

Sir: I noted that you had removed the image I had uploaded to the entry for Homer Davenport, the 19th century political cartoonist, due to "copyright issues." I stated at the time of upload, as well as AGAIN, when I just now RE-uploaded the image, that it is a personal scan from a photo that I personally own, and is therefore in the public domain. The original was taken in 1898 by an unknown photographer. My family acquired it along with several Davenport cartoons and two of his books.

Since I own the original photo, and since the scan is MY work from MY photo, I do hereby place this scanned image into the public domain for use by any and all. PLEASE do not remove it.

Is that satisfactory?

Gus Frederick

Rounding of FA proportion

Hi Shyam, this edit changed the rounding of the proportion of FAs to one hundredth; now that we are over 1/1000, I think this makes sense (the difference between 1/1200 and 1/1300, for example, is not very important in this context) and I suggest to revert your change; is that ok with you ? Schutz 16:09, 6 September 2006 (UTC)


Hey. Thank you for all those articles on the constituencies of the Lok Sabha; however, I'd like to ask that you name them "Whatever (Lok Sabha constituency)" instead of "Whatever (Lok Sabha Constituency)". Okay?

Thanks. DS 14:24, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

John Chris Jones Image

Dear Shyam - came across your tagging of John Chris' image. He has given permission to use it, so I would like to post it back again (Design Methods 17:18, 14 September 2006 (UTC))

Lok Sabha bios

Hello. Nice work on the bios. It's a long time since anyone touched the 13th Lok Sabha list. I had started working on it and did complete all bios for Gujarat and a few others, but soon got tired of it. - Aksi_great (talk) 08:01, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Also. Can you tell me where to find data for the election history of the constitencies? - Aksi_great (talk) 08:05, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I will start again. I hadn't till now because I had an idea that we could use a bot (like Ganeshbot to do the work. The way I used to create bios was using the mail-merge facility of msword. I had created a template like this in word and then used to add data to the associated table to automatically create wiki-markup. - Aksi_great (talk) 08:24, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

The so-called "Complete Bio-stub"s are far from complete. For instance, they lack a text body (very important) and birth year cats, see Category:Births by year. Punkmorten 14:13, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Great job on the Lok Sabha bios man... Rock on! --Antorjal 18:21, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi Shyam,

Thanks for the barnstar. I took up the work after you went on the wiki-vacation. I have made a lot of changes to the way the articles and images are scheduled, and probably you'd have noticed how the new system works. The system is currently a bit under-documented so a newcomer won't understand much how it works, but I am mid-way through the documentation, so that people can continue working with this system itself in case I am not around. Will complete the work as soon as my exams get over. Thanks again, — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 09:38, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

HI I am glad you are going through the Indian politicians but remember this is an encyclopedia and needs a sentence minimum even if there is info boxes. E.g

Swadesh Chakrabortty (borm 1943) is an Indian politican for the ... constituency in West Bengal. Ernst Stavro Blofeld 15:22, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

See Anil Basu now. Ernst Stavro Blofeld 15:32, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


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For your excellent work on Portal:Government of India. Absolutely wondeful! Rama's arrow 01:30, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Beautiful portal! Great work. :)-- thunderboltz(Deepu) 05:44, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

IMO, we can do away with the selection process for articles that are already featured. They are unlikely to gather any opposition.-- thunderboltz(Deepu) 07:17, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Nice work on the portal. Cheers -- Lost(talk) 08:15, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Quite correct. I just felt we could do away with an unnecessary formality. -- thunderboltz(Deepu) 09:37, 20 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi there Shyam. Just wondering if you were interested in an RfA sometime (I know you are just back from a break) in the future - you have been on User:Blnguyen/RfA - my hitlist for a while before you went on break. Regards, Blnguyen | BLabberiNg 04:54, 20 September 2006 (UTC).

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PLS help me

Would like to talk to someone who knows about wikipedia and can tell me how to stop vandalism and stuff —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brilliburger (talkcontribs)


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Hi Shyam,

Thanks for the cleanup on Indian Portal. I was thinking about all these, but somehow didn't got much time. There are more pages that I think should be deleted.

Should I put these for deletion? — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 15:10, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for putting them for deletion. A joint nom would have been better as they hardly have a chance to stay. — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 17:09, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Active in adding negative comments

The contributions made seems to be making more of negative comments about the living persons and in particular about south Indian politicians. Won't you please avoid —Preceding unsigned comment added by Asprakash (talkcontribs)

Its on Mani and Chidambara

The materials that were added at Mani Shankar Aiyer and P. Chidambaram are just examples —Preceding unsigned comment added by Asprakash (talkcontribs)

Your edit to Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 2006

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Color templates

I have reverted your edit to the List of TN CMS. Color templates were using abbreviation of parties since it would easy to remember and use them in various articles. Please use abbreviations wherever possible, BJP, BSP, AIADMK etc. In conflict, you can expand them. We need to list these somewhere on POI for easy reference. - Ganeshk (talk) 23:02, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

How about this

I did this. Simply redirect the shorter version to the longer version. In this case, the templates can be used both ways. - Ganeshk (talk) 08:08, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

This way you don't have to change the articles linking to the older version. - Ganeshk (talk) 08:11, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Your new pages

Don't forget to append "Template:" to the beginning of your new pages--the ones you've recently created have all been in the mainspace. -- Merope Talk 15:21, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

I do new page patrol and, to the tell the truth, was really confused as to what you were doing. Looking at your edit history helped it click into place. I'm sure the admins will clean everything up since we've tagged them. -- Merope Talk 15:32, 27 September 2006 (UTC)