User talk:SpacemanSpiff/Archives/2012/January

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The Signpost: 02 January 2012

Peer Review

Hi, I had listed this article for peer review. Your suggestions are most welcome. Commander (Ping me) 16:48, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 January 2012

Revival of COTM


You may be aware that Collaboration of the Month has been revived by members of WP: India. For January 2012 there are 2 articles - Indian COTM - Premchand and Indian COTM for GA - Mahatma Gandhi. As a senior and respected editor you are requested to partake in this activity. Cheers, Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 14:59, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2012

On the copyright violation

I'm sorry, I don't understand how the copyright works. I added sentences that were my own to the article content and referenced them to material off the Internet in citations. How does that infringe copyright if it gives due credit to the owners? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:44, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

You blatantly copied phrases, not added your own sentences. —SpacemanSpiff 05:09, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Re: Enthiran songs

Agree! Clearly many of these songs don't pass the notability criteria. These kinda articles are created by fans out of interest. Vensatry (Ping me) 09:17, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

Thanks. —SpacemanSpiff 07:10, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Reverting the Raju Narayanaswamy article

Could you please tell me the specific reasons for reverting that article to the previous edition? I feel the one I reverted back is more structured. Is it due to the lack of citations?? Phanstar (talk) 07:31, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

I've explained on the talk page already: copyvio, citations -- this needs to conform to our WP:BLP policy on everything being sourced. —SpacemanSpiff 07:36, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:India national cricket team selectors

Category:India national cricket team selectors, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Pichpich (talk) 13:05, 24 January 2012 (UTC)


Why you marked as violation my every pics I uploaded? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vinay070 (talkcontribs) 20:15, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Please read the policy notes on both your Commons talk page and the talk page here. You can not just pick up images from the web and claim they are yours. —SpacemanSpiff 20:21, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
Exactly. And see this. -- Hoary (talk) 01:27, 24 January 2012 (UTC) ..... PS oops, sorry, dud link. Try this one. -- Hoary (talk) 15:29, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
I had also posted a note at COM:AN/user problems. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 05:53, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit filter

Spiff, a doubt - I remember an ANI discussion about writing an edit filter for this guy's edits. Did that happen? If not shall i reopen the issue in ANI?.--Sodabottle (talk) 04:15, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

I suggested it, but I don't think we ever did an edit filter. I think there's a page for edit filter requests, can you check there to see if someone would do it? cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 05:45, 25 January 2012 (UTC)


Ok, he's Pakistani not Indian, but help is needed with Indusengineer (talk · contribs) who is making bad edits, copyvio (I just reverted him at Larkana, changing 'mean sea level' to 'main sea level'. All his edits need scrutiny. He's prolific and his English is not exactly good. Dougweller (talk) 17:56, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Looks like his edit count for today is more than that from the last four years. Could be a compromised account. I see one common theme across his edits: to enhance the "Punjabi people" presence. I don't know much about these places to make a judgment on that though, but if he's placing Punjabi ahead of Sindhi in Karachi neighborhoods, that's quite fishy. Maybe try WT:PAK? I can't make a reasoned judgment on this stuff...but I'm of course ready to act on copyvios, so I'll go take a look at that aspect. —SpacemanSpiff 18:02, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Do you feel like handling this

Move discussion at Talk:Vikrama Rajasinha of Kandy - I've been asked to handle it but thought you might know more about the issues. This is about an undiscussed move last November, so no consensus would I think mean moving it back to the earlier name, oddly enough. Dougweller (talk) 12:12, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

For the appearance of impartiality, I'd have to recuse on this one. I don't have any opinion on this stuff, but there will be objections to whatever I do, as I'm Tamil! —SpacemanSpiff 12:18, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Ok, understood! Dougweller (talk) 19:33, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 January 2012

I was just about to

Just about to leave this reference. Check out page 198. It states Feroze was froma Muslim family. Cheers SH 11:12, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I have no idea of the context here, but that is a self-publishing house. Not reliable. - Sitush (talk) 11:18, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, Sikh-History, I do come to you to help with sourcing etc on some topics, but in this case you're really wrong. Pretty much all the sourcing on this topic is fringe and discredited stuff. Just see the talk page. —SpacemanSpiff 11:20, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh right. I was always under the impression it was common knowledge Feroze was from Muslim family with a Parsi Aunt? Cheers SH 19:47, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of India Twenty20 International cricketers/archive1‎ Vensatry (Ping me) 17:22, 29 January 2012 (UTC)


Sorry, but what is the difference between "a scene of a shooting" and "the shooting itself"? If it is a screenshot, it is illegal but even if it is taken at the location and consists of the main insiders of the film, it makes no difference. The image consists of the helicopter, Shankar and the actress in costume. That is sufficient for the producer to claim free images from an outside party as copyright infringement. X.One SOS 14:31, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

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AshLin (talk) 11:28, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

BTW you are a cricket buff. Please consider looking at Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Duplicate_articles. AshLin (talk) 11:28, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 January 2012


Hi SpacemanSpiff, I gave my answer on Henk Obee 14:06, 31 January 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)