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July 2009[edit]

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Meerut[edit]

Wrote a review. --Redtigerxyz Talk 13:16, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

User:Siddhartha Ghai/Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology is too short. Include hidtory, alumni etc. See Vidyalankar Institute of Technology for ideas of expansion. --Redtigerxyz Talk 05:03, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
article OK for a "start" class, but requires more info for a better grade: college's extra-curriculum activities like festivals, sports etc. --Redtigerxyz Talk 05:07, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Unmaintainable[edit]

I have moved list of colleges affiliated with Mahamaya Technical University to User:Siddhartha Ghai/sandbox since it is simply not yet ready for publication. It is ridiculous to expect other people to update the table in its present form - about ten times longer in file size than it needs to be. Will you please:

  • remove all style statements and other HTML. Note that it is a total waste of space to repeat the cell widths in every row - once is sufficient. But it is better that widths should not be stated at all - let the browser fit the table to the user's window width.
  • change every institution name to a wikilink
  • delete the "Code of the Branches Courses" column - this is unencyclopedic information.

RHaworth (talk · contribs) 00:54, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

An Invite to join the WikiProject Railways in India[edit]

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Hi, Siddhartha Ghai, you are graciously extended an invitation to join the Indian Railways ! The WikiProject Indian Railways in India is an evolving and expanding WikiProject. We are a group of editors who are dedicated to creating, revising, and expanding articles, lists, categories, Railways in India and Wikiprojects, to do with anything related to Railways in India.

As you have shown an interest in article related to Railways in India we thought you might like to take an interest in this growing WikiProject.Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the project!

naveenpf (talk) 08:12, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite. I've joined.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 13:03, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

We have to de-link that photos --naveenpf (talk) 13:24, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
Will do so. Will also remove the photo column. Thanks for the advice. --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 13:29, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

An Invite to join the WikiProject Education in India[edit]

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Hi, Siddhartha Ghai, you are graciously extended an invitation to join the Indian Education ! The WikiProject Indian Education is an evolving and expanding WikiProject. We are a group of editors who are dedicated to creating, revising, and expanding articles, lists, categories and Wikiprojects, to do with anything related to Indian Education System(Schools,Colleges and Universities).

As you have shown an interest in article related to Education in India we thought you might like to take an interest in this growing WikiProject.Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the project!

naveenpf (talk) 08:13, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Am already a member. Thanks for the invite though! --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 13:06, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Exceptional Newcomer Award[edit]

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Hi Siddhartha, your edits on educational institutions have been really helpful for WP:IND. Thanks a lot .. Keep editing !!! naveenpf (talk) 08:22, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank YouThank YouThank YouThank YouThank You... --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 13:09, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Siddhartha Ghai,

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

Hi Siddhartha, Will you be coming for WCI 2011 in Mumbai ?-- naveenpf (talk) 08:19, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

please delete the page IITD &M[edit]

Hi please delete the page Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, it's a duplicate page of the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram thank you

 Merged at Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram. Also, Hariehkr, in the future, don't forget to sign your posts on talk pages using ~~~~ (4 tildes). Its probably near the top-left corner of your keyboard, to the left of the numbers. Alternatively, you could use the signature button on the editbar. Signing on talk pages helps identify who wrote what.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 17:12, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram[edit]

With all due respect, I could not find any reason why you restored the external links which I removed per very specific guidelines. I also don't understand why you restored as references some external links which were clearly not used as references to anything in the article. I am always willing to learn though. --Muhandes (talk) 23:08, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Sorry about that. Didn't know that those references had been removed from the article. Added them while merging Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram with the said article. Was going to check the references and external links for policy later. Thanks for the heads up. Will take care to check content policies before merging from now on.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 07:46, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

List of higher ed[edit]

Here are a couple of similarly-named articles: List of universities and colleges in the Philippines, List of colleges and universities in New York. The point is that the country name should come last, to group similar topics together. The topic is "Higher Ed" not "India."

Higher education in India; Education in India, etc. Student7 (talk) 20:40, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Do I have to again fill up the Scholarship form[edit]

Dear Friend Siddhartha I got your acknowledgement regarding the meet up in Mumbai. Thanks for that, But I want to ask, will I have to again fill up the scholarship form to avail my accommodation.Please Reply??  WhiteCirius Whitecirius (talk) 13:47, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Whitecirius. The Wikiconference India 2011 invite wasn't placed by me but by Lucia Bot(see your talk page's history). I only placed the section Lists of Educational institutions in states and union territories of India on which your comments are invited. I have no idea about the wikiconference, maybe you should check out the links in the invite.

PS:Add a </sup> tag to the end of your signature, otherwise all comments following you will end up as superscript. Hope you get the scholarship.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 14:06, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)If I may butt in, in reply to Whitecirius, if you have selected a full scholarship, then no, you don't have to apply again separately for accommodation. Lynch7 15:44, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Hindi page[edit]

I did not edit the article you mentioned on my talk page. Thanks Shyamsunder (talk) 10:24, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

List of hi-en or en-hi translated pages[edit]

I need some examples (around 5-6) of pages that either have been translated fully or in part from english-hindi or from hindi-english .. like dehradun district, rangoli, satyajit ray, etc.

Also, where can I find such a list, IF I can find it? Thanks :) Wraith1097 (talk) 11:41, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

You would've been able to find it, IF wikipedia was perfect. For translations on wikiprojects from one language to another, the template {{Translated page}} is placed on the page's talk page. The corresponding version on hindi wp is hi:साँचा:अनूदित पृष्ठ. Now, for the english wikipedia, wherever the template is used, pages can be found under Category:Translated pages, and more specifically for hindi, under Category:Pages translated from Hindi Wikipedia. Unfortunately, in case of the hindi wikipedia, this template was missing until very recently. Hence, even though many pages are translations of english articles, the template isn't much used. Translated pages on hindi wikipedia can be found at hi:श्रेणी:अनूदित पृष्ठ. Hope this answers your question.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 12:03, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much. That was very helpful. Can you just give me some 4-5 examples of pages you have translated? If I can find any such pages, I will try to insert the necessary templates so that it will be easier to find them later on. Wraith1097 (talk) 05:50, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Honestly, its been around 1 month since I started editing the hindi wikipedia, so I haven't actually translated pages yet. Although I did make corrections to hi:इन्दिरा गांधी. But I've already added the template to that. I think you could start by placing the template on hi:अमिताभ बच्चन and hi:वीएलसी मीडिया प्लेयर. I think these are translated, but you should rather make sure of that before using the template. Also, remember to place the template on the article's talk page, not on the article itself.
PS:The {{Talkback}} template is used if you're answering on your talk page. If you're answering on my talk page, there's no need to use the template. Simply put, its objective is to inform me via my talk page that I've a message somewhere else. So there's no point in using it if the message is on my talk page itself. :P Happy Editing!--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 10:07, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

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Improvement in article of List of Railway stations in india[edit]

Hello, I just joined the Wiki project on Indian Railways. I was going through the article List of railway stations in India. I happened to get a good idea on improvement of this article.
In the tables used in this article, there are five columns, namely Station Name, Station Code, Elev and Map. I was wondering that instead of the last two columns we can add a column marking the GeoCoordinates of the railway stations. For it is very difficult to find out Elev of each and every station in India.
In this way we can enhance the efficiency of the article.
Waiting to hear from you soon. Abhishek Indwar 08:06, 29 August 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Indwar (talkcontribs)

Hello, Abhishek Indwar. Since some stations' elevations are already mentioned in the list, removing them would be inappropriate. However, adding coordinates is a good idea. But I must tell you, that even though it may seem easy, its going to be almost equally difficult as the elevation(considering the number of railway stations). I think a better starting point for working on the list would be correcting the table formatting, removing the image and map links wherever removal is required, deleting station duplications, correcting disambig links, and then.... we should think about adding the coordinates data.
Of course in saying all this I'm assuming that the coordinates for all the stations are not readily available. But if you do have coordinates to lots of stations, go ahead and add them.
Also, whenever you're writing anywhere on a talk page, don't forget to sign using ~~~~. This is automatically replaced by your username and helps identify who wrote what. All the best with the list--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 08:47, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

OK then. I am going forward first by naming the station with their State's name, as I noticed many slots empty against the column State. Indwar (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 09:30, 29 August 2011 (UTC).

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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You recently made a submission to Articles for Creation. Your article has been reviewed and because some issues were found, it could not be accepted in its current form; it is now located at Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Noble Systems. Please do not recreate this article, as it was composed mainly of copyrighted information, which is not permitted on Wikipedia. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 17:22, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
That isn't mine. You're looking for User:Nsc atl. I just made a minor formatting correction (which might have led you to believe it was me) while helping out at irc #wikipedia-en-help. I just added a missing { , which caused the template to somehow automatically add my name(I didn't know it worked that way). Please notify the original contributor.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 17:43, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
It sends the message to the last person who edited the page, for some reason; allow me to rectify that now. Mea culpa. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 17:47, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

User:Mehboob Desai[edit]

You can go to Wikipedia:Copyright problems and list the page there. Also you can talk to the author and try to get it sorted with OTRS or blog ammendment. MFD is a good idea if the page or draft is unsuitable for Wikipedia. Since it is not an article, it gets more leeway to allow for imporvement. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:25, 1 September 2011 (UTC)


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A barnstar for you![edit]

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I hereby award you the original barnstar for your help with Template:Membership/Sub/T/doc documentation. とある白い猫 chi? 06:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
I was wondering if you'd be interested in expanding the documentation with the updates to the template, mainly concerning the UNSC. See Wikipedia:International membership templates -- とある白い猫 chi? 06:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Per IRC (Sorry I kept getting distracted), 1 Jan - 31 Dec is the typical cycles. Indeed a default Siddhartha Ghai value is possible but it would be overridden when template is used. :) -- とある白い猫 chi? 10:48, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Demembership is implemented for all orgs. Also note that [1] the last }} of the last line should be placed at the start of next line. This way redundent new lines can be avoided. :) -- とある白い猫 chi? 01:07, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Membership Doc[edit]

Hi there. Sorry I haven't been able to create more templates, been a bit busy. I've just updated the doc with interpol parameters. Will create more templates now. Also, what's wrong with Wikipedia:International membership templates/2011? Some templates are linking instead of transclusion. Has it hit some kind of transclusion limit? Thanks--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 03:58, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

We have hit the limit yes, but that is a technical problem I hope to resolve in the upcoming days. I am busy with a few real world events but once those are resolved by Friday I'll be able to spend more time on redesigning the template structure (without changing how data is inputted) so transclusion limit problem is averted. Thank you for the updates on Interpol in doc. Interpol values actually need to be added to most of the templates as thankfully we now have the PDF of membership dates! I deserve no credit for the PDF as User:Guerillero found it. Also, welcome back :) -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:18, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

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help required[edit]

List of hospitals recognized by the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council has been chosen to be deleted. General Nursing and Diploma in nursing is only approved by List of hospitals recognized by the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council. What is a suitable means to put it in standardized format. please talk on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of hospitals recognized by the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council Thanks Subin.a.mathew (talk) 07:30, 2 November 2011 (UTC)


Sid-G?[edit]

Hopefully I found now the correct contributor. XD Don't know if you remember our discussion how to expand the cite web templates (and such things). You might want to have a further look at User_talk:Ucucha#Special:ExpandTemplates and try this one. As somebody already points to you: this is a very slow task and might take a long time until the source code is converted. Regards, mabdul 15:28, 21 November 2011 (UTC) copy and pasted from User talk:Muhandes XD

Yes, you have now reached the correct person :) And I remember our conversations clearly. Thanks for the information. But I see that you've already notified the contributor concerned (Muhandes). I will leave what to do with this as his call. Thanks a lot for going through all the trouble to get this information. It really helps :) --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 14:59, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Siddhartha, I am a new user in wikipedia , I have uploaded images(uploaded in http://commons.wikimedia.org and used in wikipedia) in one of the article. that is my college's article . but now on the description page of this image it is showing this warning

{{delete|reason=<small>This was reverted by the uploader from the file page - so this is a DR now: </small>[[COM:OTRS|Permission from photographer missing]] (see file page history) --[[User:Saibo|Saibo]] ([[User talk:Saibo|<small>Δ</small>]]) 18:04, 27 December 2011 (UTC) <nowiki>{{no permission since|month=December|day=27|year=2011}}|subpage=File:Hostels.png|year=2011|month=December|day=28}}</nowiki>

will you please helpe to provide which license as it is a image captured by me.

Social networking navbox[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Anna_Frodesiak/White_sandbox

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 17:50, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

) Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 17:52, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
It's taking shape. I posted at a few places asking for input. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:56, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Need Helf for Twinkle implementation to Bengali Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, Sorry to writing English here. I Need your Helf for Twinkle implementation to Bengali Wikipedia.I am from Bengali Wikipedia , We were using Twinkle with your old script. I want to start implement with updated present script in our Bengali wikipedia. Could you please help/guide me for that. It is better to talk here.--- Jayanta Nath (Talk|Contrb) 06:51, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

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List of universities in India[edit]

As the list failed FL I revived the discussion you started a week ago. It's sad we didn't make it, but it's time to move forward. --Muhandes (talk) 15:00, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Article about Restaurant Week[edit]

Hi. I have created a new article about an event. Just wanted your feedback on it. Does it meet Wiki standards? Would appreciate your comments and feedback (and help!). Here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Bangalore_restaurant_week.Varunr (talk) 10:31, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your feedback on my talkpage. What you have mentioned is really helpful. I will try and incorporate these ASAP. Thanks again. I really appreciate this.Varunr (talk) 05:40, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

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साँचा:तिथि जाँच[edit]

Hi I am here again for your help, You are created one template साँचा:तिथि जाँच in hi, that's great. How do you fix below

  • {{#time:Y F j|{{{1|{{CURRENTYEAR}}}}}-{{{2|{{CURRENTMONTH}}}}}-{{{3|{{CURRENTDAY}}}}} -1 days}}=2018 June 18

with this साँचा:तिथि जाँच template in Indic or other wiki?? And TW is working fine in our wiki, We are just now translating interface in to Bengali. Thanks. --- Jayanta Nath (Talk|Contrb) 07:30, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

OK, that template works only for inputs like January 2012. It was intended as a replacement for Template:Check date. That template is used by Template:Multiple issues, and if you go on working with twinkle, you're going to encounter the problem that multiple issues won't create month-wise subcategories if datecheck doesn't give it an output. साँचा:तिथि जाँच supports hindi month names and devanagari numerals and gives an appropriate output (see its documentation), and I changed multiple issues to add month-wise categories if the output says its a valid date in any one of the formats it accepts.
If the above is confusing, it just adds support for various date formats like जनवरी 2012, जनवरी २०१२, January 2012 and January २०१२.
As for the problem you describe, I'm assuming you want an output like 12 bengali-for-january 2012 (assuming you want support only for one numeral system, and just want to translate the month names). If that is so, that conversion should be achievable. However, if you're stuck with half the users wanting one numeral system and half wanting the other, it would be difficult (still achievable though).
If there is no numeral problem, I could create a system for this on hi-wp and you could export it to bn. (It should require few modifications to work though, but those are probably easily done).
So let me know if you need numeral support for two systems or one. And we can move forward accordingly.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 17:50, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
PS: Ok, looking at the result of the code you gave on bn, I see that your problem is two-fold. First, that #time doesn't accept month names except the english ones, and second, that no parserfunctions accept non-arabic numerals.
I might be able to help, although the problem is quite complex. I'd need quite some information from you if I can even try to think up something to fix this.
If you want to give it a shot yourself first, I'd recommend reading mw:Help:Magic words and mw:Help:Extension:ParserFunctions. If you want me to create a template based solution for this, please answer the following:
  • Tell me which of the following kind of output you want:
1. arabic date SPACE bengali month name SPACE arabic year
2. bengali date SPACE bengali month name SPACE bengali year
3. arabic date SPACE english month name SPACE arabic year
4. arabic date SPACE english month name SPACE arabic year
Please specify (with option number) which of the above options you want to support. If you need support for multiple (maybe for compatibility with the current state of things), please specify that too.
Lastly, here's the bad news. I'm really busy with other templates and twinkle at hi-wp right now, and it could be a week or two before I even begin to look for a solution to this; although I'll try my best to look at it ASAP. Regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 18:18, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

PPS:Heh, I just thought about it for a minute, and it turns out the solution is pretty simple :) All you need to do is to provide #time with input in arabic numerals and an english month name, all of which can be calculated separately. This can be done very easily. You'll just need one template for converting month names, and one for converting numbers from bengali to arabic. Both are very easily done. I'll create the code for the former at bn:User:Siddhartha Ghai/Monthname convert. I'm actually working on an all-round solution for the latter problem at hi:Template:अंक परिवर्तन. That's quite huge and you probably don't need all of it. If all you need is to be able to convert integers 0 to 9999 from mediawiki default (bengali numerals) to arabic ones, its done in a much simpler way, and I'll create a template at bn for that too. Regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 18:29, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
OK thanks Siddhartha, we have Template:en2bndigit and Template:ConvertDigit to convert all vise-verse solution. But How do you fix above issue by Template: Monthname convert at (ParserFunctions area)?
OK, those two templates are for converting arabic numerals to bengali numerals. What you need here is the opposite. You have bengali outputs from CURRENTYEAR and CURRENTDAY but #time won't accept bengali, it will only accept arabic. So what you need to do is to convert bengali numerals to arabic ones. Once you have such a template, the code would be something like:
{{#time:Y F j|{{bn2endigits|{{{1|{{CURRENTYEAR}}}}}}}-{{Monthname convert|{{{2|{{CURRENTMONTH}}}}}}}-{{bn2endigits|{{{3|{{CURRENTDAY}}}}}}} -1 days}}
What this will effectively mean is that the parameters 1, 2 and 3; no matter whether they're passed as bengali input or arabic/english input, will be converted to english/arabic output. This output is then passed to #time, which then works as expected and gives output in bengali numerals and monthnames.
I'll set up the bn2endigits at bn:User:Siddhartha Ghai/bn2endigits but it'll have some limitations which I'll add to its doc and you can translate it to bengali.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 19:20, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
YesY Template created at bn:Template:Bn2endigits. Problem fixed. :) --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 08:09, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, almost. Further talk at bn:User talk:Jayantanth#Templates.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 08:44, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
YesY Fixed finally Face-smile.svg --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 09:44, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

User:Anna Frodesiak/White sandbox[edit]

I'm thinking of dumping it into the mainspace so that others can work on it. What do you think? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:25, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Sure, move it and add it to a few articles. Hopefully, someone who knows this stuff will be annoyed enough after looking at it to improve it further :) Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 17:39, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:29, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:International membership templates[edit]

What happened about these? Are we still stuck at hitting the transclusion limit? If yes, could I give fixing it a shot? If this too is yes, could you explain what is done by which subtemplate Face-smile.svg ?

PS:If you remember, some time ago I'd tried to make a script for creating the country-wise templates. I've succeeded :D

Its at User:Siddhartha Ghai/MTC.js. Right now, its only for creation, not editing already existing templates; it doesn't support demembership or different kinds of membership or "countrylink". But it works (and it shouldn't be hard to add support for the rest of this stuff). Oh, and since its "Experimental" as of now, it only edits my sandbox. That can easily be changed to edit the subtemplates instead if you think its good enough to use. Regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 19:45, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

I haven't given up on the idea. I probably need to find a way to make the templates simpler. It is unlikely that devs will increase the transclusion count.
I'd be happy to resume working on them now that I am not alone :)
-- A Certain White Cat chi? 20:57, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar[edit]

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For finding a non-hackish, robust way of debugging Twinkle. I'll definitely be ditching the mess that is User:This, that and the other/twinkle.js when I next need to test something big! — This, that, and the other (talk) 11:11, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
 :D Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 11:24, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject India Tag & Assess 2012 Contest[edit]

Hello friends, we are a number of editors from WikiProject India have got together to assess the many thousands of articles under the stewardship of the project, and we'd love to have you, a fellow member, join us. These articles require assessment, that is, the addition of a WikiProject template to the talk page of an article, assessing it for quality and importance and adding a few extra parameters to it.

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Request to Review[edit]

Hi, I have been editing IIM Lucknow for the past 3 months. I am thinking of a GA nomination in the future. I kindly request you to review the article and provide some feedback on where to improve the article. Thanks. --Anbu121 (talk me) 01:59, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Left comments at Talk:Indian Institute of Management Lucknow#Comments.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 04:11, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the comments and links. I didn't realized that the article has so many problems that you brought out. Will address the problems within a few days. I agree that books are reliable sources, but most of the books from google books search mentions only about the alumni or professors of IIM Lucknow, they don't mention anything about the college. The institute has not published any books nor has anyone written any book about the college per se. I have included references from newspaper articles wherever possible. --Anbu121 (talk me) 04:57, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

List of deemed universities[edit]

I did a series of improvements I was planning for List of deemed universities and now it is, to my best ability, ready for WP:FLC. From the talk page discussion I was not able to understand if you would like to make a major change to the list or not. Please let me know as soon as possible. --Muhandes (talk) 19:40, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Replied at Talk:List of deemed universities. Feel free to go ahead with the FLC. It's good enough to pass in the current shape too. Regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 19:50, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Commons:Template:Assessments[edit]

Hi, could I have another pair of eyes on this template. I am unable to figure out why translation sometimes fails. Clicking language buttons also does not do what they are supposed to do. Template is used on about 10,000 pages so edit with care. :) -- A Certain White Cat chi? 03:36, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Ok, I've seen the code the template uses. But I can't seem to find what it is supposed to do which it isn't doing correctly. I can see that the translation links simply link to the subtemplates, but that seems to be hardcoded in Commons:Template:Assessments/lang.
What are the links supposed to do? Are they to work with the language select feature? Or are they supposed to work with AjaxTranslation? If its the latter, better check the issues listed in the linked page. If its supposed to do something else, what is it supposed to do? I can't seem to figure it out.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 10:26, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
Let me know when you are able to IRC again. I think I have a better explanation now. :) -- A Certain White Cat chi? 16:00, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

TWG[edit]

Sorry to leave you waiting - I've been too busy to look at TWG this week. Could you just remind me what it was specifically that needed to be looked at? I'll try to find time to check it out ASAP. — This, that, and the other (talk) 07:56, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

No worries :)
You have an entire month to look at it (I'm going on a wikibreak in June :) )
As for the problem, its that the twportlet code works when executed from the console using the following function:
$.each(TWG.messages, function (k,v) { 
var mod = $.extend(true, {}, v);
var id = 'p-' + mod.name;
twAddPortletLink( function(){ TWG.tagger.createform(mod); }, mod.name, id, mod.altname );
});
This function adds the menu for TWG just like the Twinkle menu.
The problem is that the same code used in TWG (specifically TWG.tagger.tab) doesn't add the menu.
What I understand from this is that the code is fine, and should theoretically work within TWG too (just like in twinkle), but for some reason, doesn't.
Two possible problems could be that
  • the functions have the same name as the twinkle functions, and maybe they're conficting or something? (Maybe the TWG ones should be renamed?)
  • The code is being executed on $(document).ready This is the document onready event (right?) Maybe it would work if executed onload?
Feel free to test these two, and any other theories you might have about why the portlet code doesn't work from userscripts. See you in July. :) --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 10:40, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Membership templates[edit]

I think we can adopt it to work with infoboxes. This can be achieved without too much template complexity as we would be rendering only one run rather than 200 runs with lists. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 13:37, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

For this end we can merge Template:Membership/Sub/Flag into one template with a switch. Significant overhaul of the existing system may even be considered. We need to do this even with MediaWiki updates. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 09:48, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Template:Membership[edit]

Hey, would you have the time to pull more information to fill the missing entries on the countries that have no info on them? Also INTERPOL info would need an update. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 20:13, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for contributing to Indian Education related pages! Shawrix (talk) 15:31, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Request to review[edit]

Hey, I have been editing the article Rampur,_Uttar Pradesh from quite some time. It is still listed as start class on quality scale. I have done some major improvements in the article and i am still working on for more improvement. Can you please review it and give me feedback on the status of the article or if any improvements are needed? :) Shawrix (talk) 10:08, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Did some cleanup. Further suggestions:
  • Add references wherever they are missing (especially at places where I've added the {{Says who}} template).
  • The literacy information in the Demographics and Education section does not match. Check up which is correct and put it in the demographics section. Repeating it in the Education section is unneeded.
  • Complete sections per WP:INCITIES.
  • References should probably contain archival links too (so that references are not affected by Link rot). See Wikipedia:Using WebCite for help.
  • Request an assessment at Wikipedia:WikiProject_India/Assessment#Requesting_an_assessment.

Suggestion for you: Do not copy-paste content from any website onto wikipedia, unless quoting someone. Rather, use your own words to express the same meaning and intent. Copy-pasting large amounts of content may amount to copyright violation.

Hope this helps :) Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 21:32, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Hey..Thanks alot!. ill start working on these improvements as soon as i get my laptop back. Its been damaged :(, and thanks for that copyright advice i'll try my best not to copy-paste directly. Shawrix (talk) 16:37, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

IRC[edit]

Am here. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 05:31, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Kuvempu University[edit]

Hello Siddhartha Ghai, I really like the way you are contributing to WP India education related articles, you are doing a fantastic job, keep it up. I would plea to you if you could contribute at Kuvempu University article, since this article requires enormous contributions and also try to bring to other WP India editor knowledge so that they too can contribute to the article substantially. Cheers!--♥ Kkm010 ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 09:06, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Article about Radha Thomas[edit]

I am currently working on the Wiki page for Ms Radha Thomas. She is an Indian jazz singer and songwriter. In fact, she is known as a diva in the Indian jazz scene. She previously was with the band Human Bondage and has sung and performed globally. The article is still under development. I haven't completed it or submitted it for review yet. You can have a look at it at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Radha_Thomas. I will be requesting your help and advice (as usual) in making it conform to all Wiki standards. If you do a Google Search for Radha (https://www.google.co.in/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Radha+Thomas&oq=Radha+Thomas&gs_l=hp.3..0l2j0i30l2.1190.3159.0.3385.12.12.0.0.0.0.282.1949.0j11j1.12.0...0.0...1c.dYmnNUlMsQM&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=f6ee012440c72a74&biw=1024&bih=509) you will find dozens of articles and links to her work. As of now, the article is still under development and I will come bug you for help soon! Varunr (talk) 06:41, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi. I have completed the article about Ms Radha Thomas and am contemplating to move it to the AFC space. Before that, I'd really appreciate if you could have a look and give me some inputs, suggestions and advice and hopefully a green signal :-). Here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Radha_Thomas Varunr (talk) 09:01, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:International membership templates[edit]

I created the redlinks. I think interpol info is complete. Other organizations including UN, UNSC, WTO as well as others probably do need an update. I did interpol because information is on a pdf file only. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 03:03, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

I just created the main template and made its doc. I changed the usage in Wikipedia:International membership templates/Year to the main template instead of the subtemplate, and we exceed the template include size again.

The report stands at:

<!-- 
NewPP limit report
Preprocessor node count: 198253/1000000
Post-expand include size: 2048000/2048000 bytes
Template argument size: 213873/2048000 bytes
Highest expansion depth: 35/40
Expensive parser function count: 0/500
-->

and 13 templates are being omitted. Maybe we should partition the page now as its only going to get larger as we add support for more organizations. Views?--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 20:36, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

I think we should first complete existing data because those numbers hill change when data is added. OIC, UN, NATO, WTO, AL each lacks some info. We can think of a solution depending on the result. Also sorry I got knocked out last night mid conversation. :P -- A Certain White Cat chi? 05:36, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
I'll try to add the info to the data containers. Also, I tried coming up with an alternative system (a modified version of the current system), but it doesn't work as good (only shows upto Turkey in WP:International membership templates/Year and then exceeds the post-expand include size). The other system is in subtemplates of Template:Membership/Design2/ and can be called the same way as the current one ({{Membership/Design2/Table|CountryName}}).--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 10:52, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

i18n of Twinkle[edit]

Hi. Please take a look at https://github.com/azatoth/twinkle/issues/129#issuecomment-11654950 and comment if necessary. Thanks! --hujiTALK 16:15, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Commented.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 19:34, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Template:Membership[edit]

Care to do some more work on these? :) I am open to brainstorming. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 00:45, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

A very long time ago[edit]

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Require Help for article "Dhriti pati sarkar"[edit]

Dear sir,

           Kindly help devlope article "Dhriti pati sarkar".
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Exemption doctrine policy[edit]

Hello, Siddhartha Ghai. :) I wanted to let you know that legal has responded to your request regarding a position on the Hindi Wikipedia's Exemption Doctrine Policy. I do apologize that this process is as lengthy as it is, but I hope you will find their feedback helpful. Their post is at meta:Wikilegal/Exemption doctrine policy for Hindi Wikipedia. If you have any follow-up questions, can you please let me know at my talk page here or on meta? I'll try to chase it down as quickly as I can get it. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 16:46, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

@Mdennis (WMF):: Sorry for being late in responding. (Was on a wikibreak). Please pass on my thanks to the legal team for such a detailed response. And thanks to you for pursuing the matter. I've notified hi-wp admins about the response at hi:विकिपीडिया:चौपाल#मीडिया कॉपीराइट नीति.
Best regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 14:45, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Help for Twinkle[edit]

I would like to localize Twinkle in ta.wiki. I came to know that you maintain Twinkle in Hindi Wikipedia. Could you help me? --AntonTalk 08:01, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

@AntanO:: Hello. Sorry for the late response. I see that Jimmy Xu has already told you all the basic stuff that needs to be done, plus there's already Wikipedia:Twinkle/Localisation. If you need further help, could you list what you've done/tried, and what problem you're facing?
Best Regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 14:46, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, I will try and let you know. --AntanO 16:21, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I was left the idea for a while and now start to localize Twinkle and it is in progress. On the "Preferences", I see the entire "Gadget-Twinkle" code instead of line. Could you help to solve the issue? --AntanO 03:24, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Solved. --AntanO 19:10, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

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Civil lines, Moradabad[edit]

I wanted to move this page Civil lines, Moradabad to Moradabad as it had no significant value on it's own. But by mistake it got moved to Wikipedia:Moradabad. Can you help me out?

Also, The Page Rampur Railway Station has to be renamed to Rampur Junction. Shawrix (talk) 12:25, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

@Shawrix::Moved it back to Civil Lines, Moradabad since Moradabad already exists. You may merge the two pages into Moradabad if you feel it's appropriate, and Civil Lines doesn't merit a separate article.
Best Regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 14:03, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks for the help mate! :D Shawrix (talk) 03:30, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Syed Aman Mian Sharma[edit]

This page was deleted on publicity and advertisment grounds, after checking out several links I found out he is a actual child artist. I want you to see what you can do with this issue. I am providing some links Aman to come in Bajirao , Aman from Rampur.Do check them out. This is the source code https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MumbaikarLaunda/sandbox

Regards Shawrix (talk) 08:10, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

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