User talk:Svaksha

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Welcome!

Hello, Svaksha, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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September 2008[edit]

Information.png Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit you made to Alfred Ayer has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thank you. Superflewis (talk) 07:53, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

thanks, i undid it, had 5 windows and mistakenly edited the wrong one :)

Ayer[edit]

Hullo! How are you? :-) First of all, kudos for your excellent work in music-related articles. :-) By the way, I just observed that you've remarked that the spelling "Ayer" is frequently used. Well, I have never know the usage of this particular spelling "Ayer". Hence, I wish to ask you if it was popular at any time. The only way in which it is spelt nowadays is "Iyer". However, in British times, the spellings "Aiyar" and "Aiyer" were frequently use as one might come to know on perusal of the India Office Lists and other government publications of the time. The spelling "Ayyar" was prominent in unofficial circles.But I've never come across the use of the spelling "Ayer". Thanks-RavichandarMy coffee shop 11:04, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Not sure how but it is a last name spelling variant, just like Aiyer, Ayyer (remove the 'y' or 'i'). Regarding popularity, its difficult to know statistics - do you know if a study was done entirely devoted to finding last names origins? ----Svaksha

Speedy deletion of Ilug bengaluru[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Ilug bengaluru requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about about a person, organization (band, club, company, etc.) or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Matt (talk) 06:58, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: ILUG Bengaluru hangon[edit]

Dear Svaksha,

In short, the article failed to establish why that group was notable. What has the group done that has gained them attention outside of the group? Notability is hard to establish for groups such as these, especially when they are new. Generally speaking, the group would need multiple independent sources (such as major news outlets) to talk about them and what they have done in order to establish their notability. Matt (talk) 08:04, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi Matt, Totally agree that notability is hard to establish. In this case, the page was deleted within ONE hour before I could add the redirect link for http://bangalore.linux-india.org/ and http://bengaluru.linux-india.org/ which currently point to the mailing list. Linux_india does have a page here so could this be added under that? svaksha (talk) 13:24, 6 May 2009 (UTC) Svaksha

Offer to help with ILUG-Bengaluru[edit]

Dear Svaksha

I noticed ILUG-Bengaluru, and I am concerned it could be deleted per WP:COMPANY. WP:COMPANY says "An organization is generally considered notable if it has been the subject of significant coverage in reliable, independent secondary sources" and "Individual chapters of national and international organizations are usually not notable enough to warrant a separate article unless sufficient notability is established through reliable sources that extend beyond the organization's local area." I would like to offer to help the article pass WP:COMPANY. I'm afraid if no progress can be made the article will surely be put up for deletion. In the meantime I will add {{underconstruction}} to the article in order to try and prevent it being prematurely deleted. AdmiralKolchak (talk) 13:42, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Since you have been editing after I posted this message with no response to my request to help, may I ask if I can take that as a sign that you do not want assistance? I must warn that I have had no luck in trying to improve the article sufficiently, and will probably nominate for deletion if I do not receive a reply within the next two days. I know this probably seems bullish, but in its current state I do not believe the article is appropriate for Wikipedia. AdmiralKolchak (talk) 10:17, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your response, and your own thank you. I concur with your suggested course of action; we can also re-direct ILUG-Bengaluru so that people looking for it can be directed to Linux India. What do you think? AdmiralKolchak (talk) 12:21, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of ILUG-Bengaluru[edit]

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A tag has been placed on ILUG-Bengaluru requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a club, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guidelines for people and for organizations.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Passportguy (talk) 20:41, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

WP Bangalore Meetup[edit]

Following the Mailing list discussion that we had, here's a call for an informal meetup of Bangalore Wikipedians soon. Please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Bangalore/Bangalore3 -- Tinu Cherian - 09:29, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Alarmel Valli[edit]

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Categories[edit]

Hello Svaksha. (I've seen your name before when I was playing with Ubuntu!) Just a note about categories: when a page is in some category, say category A, it is better not to add the page also to parent categories of A — for example, if a page already has Category:Indian mathematicians, then there is no need to add Category:Indian mathematics and Category:Indian people to it; this may clutter up the categories. Regards, Shreevatsa (talk) 14:37, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Meeting in Mumbai 20 Sept 2010[edit]

Hello! Inviting you to a meeting of wikimedians in Mumbai on 20 Sept - details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Mumbai/Mumbai1. Hope to see you there. Bishdatta (talk) 11:46, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Svaksha,

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

Survey[edit]

Hi Svaksha!

I have put together a survey for female editors of Wikipedia (and related projects) in order to explore, in greater detail, women's experiences and roles within the Wikimedia movement. It'd be wonderful if you could participate!

It's an independent survey, done by me, as a fellow volunteer Wikimedian. It is not being done on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation. I hope you'll participate!

Just click this link to participate in this survey, via Google!

Any questions or concerns, feel free to email me or stop by my user talk page. Also, feel free to share this any other female Wikimedians you may know. It is in English, but any language Wikimedia participants are encouraged to participate. I appreciate your contributions - to the survey and to Wikipedia! Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 23:24, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia Stories Project[edit]

Aloha!

My name is Victor Grigas, I’m a storyteller at the Wikimedia Foundation working on collecting stories of Indian Wikipedians for the 2011 fundraiser.

I found your name on this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Bangalore

I’ll be traveling to India from the 12th -20th of November to conduct face to face interviews with Indian Wikipedians. I’ll be in Bangalore from November 12-15 and in Mumbai for WikiConference India from November 17 - 20.

If you are interested, and would like to schedule an interview with me, please mark your time and place of interview on this page: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2011/Indiastorytelling or send me an email (vgrigas@wikimedia.org) with any questions or concerns you may have.

If you feel that you’d like to talk to me, but wont be able to make it to either of these locations and would like to schedule a Skype or Telephone interview, please email me at vgrigas@wikimedia.org

Cheers, Victor

PS If you know of anyone with whom I should speak please let me know :)

WikiProject Mumbai[edit]

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The Mumbai WikiProject is a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to in and around Mumbai. You are welcomed to be part of the project and your contributions will be appreciated. Feel free to add your name here to the list of WikiProject Mumbai members list and join in this initiative together with many to make the city best in Wiki too :) -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 18:59, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

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Hi Svaksha! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 05:02, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

December 2012[edit]

Thank you for trying to keep Wikipedia free of vandalism. However, one or more edits you labeled as vandalism, such as the edit at 2012 Delhi gang rape case, are not considered vandalism under Wikipedia policy. Wikipedia has a stricter definition of the word "vandalism" than common usage, and mislabeling edits as vandalism can discourage newer editors. Please read Wikipedia:NOTVAND for more information on what is and is not considered vandalism. Thank you. — Francophonie&Androphilie(Je vous invite à me parler) 03:44, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

2012 Delhi gang rape case‎[edit]

is crime related, but is too long for a stub. At WP:DYK we define a stub as an article with less than 1,500 characters of prose (ignoring infoboxes, categories, references, lists, and tables etc.). The number of characters can be measured using this script (most accurate) or this one or this tool. Materialscientist (talk) 04:18, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

WikiWomen - We need you!
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Get involved by:

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Thanks for editing Wikipedia, and we look forward to you being a part of the Collaborative! -- EdwardsBot (talk) 01:45, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Mumbai Meetup: 21 Nov 2015[edit]

  • Hi, Meet-up for Mumbai Wikipedians has been scheduled on 21 Nov 2015 (Meet-up: Mumbai 21 Nov 2015). I request you to register for the meet. All details can be found on the meet-up page. Many thanks and hope to meet you on 21st Nov. Regards, Arun Kumar SINGH (Talk) 12:15, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like South East Asia, Japan/China or India etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Asian content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon which has produced near 200 articles in just three days. If you would like to see this happening for Asia, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Asia, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:04, 21 October 2016 (UTC)