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Om P. Bahl[edit]

Quite alright - thanks for letting me know. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:34, 28 August 2016 (UTC)


Heartfelt praises for your highly informative article about Subhash Chandra Lakhotia!Cheers!Aru@baska❯❯❯ Vanguard 18:20, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

@ARUNEEK: Thanks mate !!--jojo@nthony (talk) 18:40, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Bear Brand[edit]

You disambiguated Filipino to Filipino to improve Bear Brand Wikipedia article. ɔyʀɥs ɴotoʒɑt bulɑɡɑ (Talk to me) —Preceding undated comment added 00:47, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Invitation from Wikipedia Asian Month 2016[edit]

Thanks for partipating Wikipedia Asian Month last year, and I hope you enjoy it. Last year, more than 7,000 articles contribute to Wikipedia in 43 languages in Wikipedia Asian Month, making us one of the largest event on Wikipedia. We will organize this event again in upcoming November, and would like to invite you join us again.

This year, we are lowering down the standards that you only need to create 4 (Four) articles to receive a postcard (new design), and articles only need to be more than 3,000 bytes and 300 words. We are also improving our postcard sending process, e.g. making the postcards right now, and collecting the address after the event ends without waiting other languges.

Wikipedians who create the most articles on each Wikipedia will be honored as "Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors". We will send you both digital copy, and a paper copy of the Ambassador certificate.

Thank you for considering! --AddisWang (talk)
MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:47, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

A Barnstar For You![edit]

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For your tireless work on all the Indian Government award winners and other areas. Just finished reading Krishnarao Phulambrikar. Thanks! Kaayay (talk) 08:08, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
@Kaayay: Thanks mate!! --jojo@nthony (talk) 16:02, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia Asian Month![edit]

Hi there! Wikipedia Asian Month is about to start. Here is some information about participating in the event:

  1. Please submit your articles via this tool. Click 'log in' at the top-right and OAuth will take care the rest. You can also change the interface language at the top-right.
  2. Once you submit an article, the tool will add a template to the article and mark it as needing review by an organizer. You can check your progress using the tool, which includes how many accepted articles you have.
  3. Participants who achieve 4 accepted articles will receive a Wikipedia Asian Month postcard. You will receive another special postcard if you achieve 15 accepted articles. The Wikipedian with the highest number of accepted articles on the English Wikipedia will be honored as a "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador", and will receive a signed certificate and additional postcard.
  4. If you have any problems accessing or using the tool, you can submit your articles at this page next to your username.
  5. If you have any question, you can take a look at our Q&A or post on the WAM talk page.

Best Wishes, Addis Wang
Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:57, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Asian Wikipedian![edit]

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It is amazing how quickly you make the articles you've submitted for Wikipedia Asian month! All the articles are well done, and it's hard not to admire that you can do it. Great job! I think you deserve this for your participation! Horsegeek(talk) 00:45, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
@Horsegeek:, Hi Mate, Thanks for the nice words and gesture. Cheers ! --jojo@nthony (talk) 03:28, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Great Work. Keep Going[edit]

Trophy.png Bravo !!
Hi, I would say you have done excellent work for Wiki Asian Month, so far. Keep going. Cheers. Vipingsnair (talk) 11:51, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
@Vipingsnair: Thanks Mate for the nice words. --jojo@nthony (talk) 12:17, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

WAM Updates for top contributors[edit]

Hi! Thank you for participating in Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM). You are receiving this email because your number of contributed articles is in the global top 20 - congratulations! We have just received confirmation that the Wikimedia Foundation will allow our global top 3 participants to pick a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Store. Here are the rules for getting a free Wikimedia t-shirt:

  • A participant's article count is combined on all language Wikipedias they have contributed to
  • Only Wikipedia Asian Month on Wikipedia projects will count (no WikiQuote, etc.)
  • The global top 3 article count will only be eligible on Wikipedias where the WAM article requirement is at least 3,000 Bytes and 300 words.
  • Please make sure your articles fulfill the rules, such as proper references, notability, and length.
  • International organizers will double check the top 3 users' accepted articles, so if your articles are not fulfilling the rules, you might be disqualified. We don't want it happened so please don't let us make such a decision.
  • The current top 3 article counts are 46, 38, and 37. (Nov. 10) Can you beat them?
There are also some updates for organizers that you may interested to know:
  • We will allow 2 Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors on a Wikipedia if the top 2 contributors to WAM each have more than 30 accepted articles.
  • Additional souvenirs (e.g. stickers and bookmarks) will be giving to Ambassadors along with their certificate.
  • Feel free to contact me at my Meta talk page for any questions regarding WAM.

Best Wishes,
Addis Wang
Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:54, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Salvatore Cuomo[edit]

Not to be a pain in the ass but the page is completely fake. I speak several languages and been living in Japan for a decade and none of the refernces make sense or are accurate whatsoever. I went to eat at one of his restaurant and decided to check online. And I was surprised about the wikipedia page... because no-one knows about him in japan. The restaurants are a sort of Mc. Donald's. People know the name but he has never done anything of the things listed on wikipedia. Nothing relevant. So, I started checking... and... nothing is true.

Example: The article says: "In February 2014 Salvatore Cuomo opened his first restaurant in Taiwan. TVBS reported that the chef's move would help the country with an injection of $70 million in the economy.[16][17]" --- The article does not talk about it at all whatsoever. Whoever wrote the whole page has been playing with the fact that probably none of you speaks Chinese and took it to his/her advantage.

The rating of the restaurants are all made up. Anthony Bourdain did an episode about the XEX but he was talking about sushi. It has nothing to do with rating or the restaurant, or the company. The whole episode is actually on youtube.

The ratings on TripAdvisor are just fake. Mainly because TripAdvisor doesn't have ratings of this kind, and most of Salvatore Cuomo's ratings are negative. Just check.

The article also states: "Salvatore started doing TV in Japan, hosting a TV cooking program on major television[22] and smaller channels.[23]" If you google it... there is nothing. I live in Japan and there's never been anything about Salvatore Cuomo on tv. There are some interviews on minor local TV stations that have nothing to do with the national tv. In fact, if you contact the company, YsTable ( thing I actually did, because I am sick today and have nothing to do ) they will tell you thay their office/public relation pays for minor local tv station for appearing in small local news. But again, nothing important nor relevant. Kind of like the small town tv station that can be seen only in a 2km radius.

HE also never did any cooking program. There is no record whatsoever. You can easily check on NHK the national TV broadcaster and ask for it. There is a cooking channel on youtube. Nothing more. Pretty lame.

I found the episode of Salvatore Cuomo at the Iron Chef TV Program in the 90s but he was not part of the show. He was just a cook/chef there to compete against the main star. He even lost. So, I'd say this is all a huge bunch of lies.

I love Wikipedia... I basically find out I have cancer every week thanks to wikipedia... so I couldn't live without it... but guys please, make sure people don't make up promotional pages.

CARRYING ON... Awards and honours... non of them are actually national recognitions. For example, the International Pizza Festival held in Naples World Pizza Championship... it is not how it sounds. It is actually a local town festival where the major sponsor ( Caputo, a flour company based in Naples ) calls the championship WORLD PIZZA CHAMPIONSHIP, but it is in fact registered as Caputo Cup. Throught the year there are several World Pizza Championships in Naples, all called "WORLD" because they actually invite anyone to take part to it, but it is not a national thing. AT ALL. I'm italian. I know it.

ORDRE DES COTEAUX DE CHAMPAGNE... mmmmm I went on the website and there is no name or no reference about Salvatore Cuomo. Also, you can download the PDF and check the history. This is simply made up.

Ambassador of Mozzarella Bufala Campana. Based on what? There is no such a thing... unless you count company "A" calling you ambassador for their mozzarella.

2014 Parma Ham Specialist??? Parma Ham has not such a think! I'm italian and took me 2 minutes to call the call centre and ask. Do it yourself. Try, "Consorzio del prosciutto di Parma" - Phone: +39-0521.246211

Sorry guys but this is a promotional page Not an article for wikipedia.

Books. Sold about 155 copies. Made by himself and the company's publisher agent. The book is ONLY sold on Amazon. There has never been a Salvatore Book anywhere in Japan. I actually know it because when I called the company I also asked about it. Everyone can publish on amazon.

I think this page shouldn't be here. It makes no sense for wikipedia. Whatsover. It's all fake.

I also checked Salvatore Cuomo Facebook account and started checking up things... and yes, he is a restorator, but there are posts on wikipedia dated 2015 where he brags about Wikipedia.

If you need more info let me know.

Mauriceyandiorio (talk) 04:28, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

@Mauriceyandiorio:, Hi mate! I will recheck once I complete the present project of mine.--jojo@nthony (talk) 04:53, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

No problem jojo. Happy to help. I've also noticed that the page has been made in other three different languages and somehow all the contributors ave always the same IP address but different accounts. This is 100% fake.

If you also use the Checkuser Tool you will find out that the first editor, tom motto, torriatte, ‎Hito1900masa have the same IP log in history. One other thing... the user torriatte, which I believe to be the same person, was involved in a conversation in the other wikipedia IT, JP and KR. They called the bluff but he managed to convinced them to have the page published. With kindness. Check all his history. The IT.Wikipedia team deleted the first attempts and there are records there in italian. They were a bit suspicious and deleted almost 70% of the translated copy Threecharlie first uploaded. In one instance he got in touch with the team managing the Japan channel/pages and got them to approve the entry. Very cheaky.

I'm trying to check here and it's just obvious. Plus again... there is no record whatsover in Japan. I'm trying to check but cannot find anything on tv, newspapers or anything else.

p.s.: I checked the user Tom Motto... is everywhere. He/she is the person uploading the pages in different languages. HE ad similar conversation with all editors to have the page approved. Everytime had problems because was not fit and got deleted a few times in kr.wikipedia, it.wikipedia and jp.wikipedia

Mauriceyandiorio (talk) 05:46, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

You must stop busting my B**S. Yes the entry is a fake. Tom Motto, Hito1900masa is always me. I got paid for this. Everything is made up. Now stop harrassing me and live me alone. F**K you. Torriattetorritte (talk) 12:42, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

All I wanted. Thanks. Mauriceyandiorio (talk) 12:52, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Tachs. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Need your help sir![edit]

Hi there! I need your help actually, I wanted to write an article on 'Sandeep Maheshwari, he's an Indian entrepreneur, author and a motivational speaker. He is widely known for his motivation seminars and also is the founder of a website called ImagesBazaar which has the largest collection of Indian images & videos. I'm 101% sure that he is a notable figure (a simple Google Search might help). But it seems like someone revoked any article by this name to be rewritten, I have already requested it at ppWikipedia:Requested articles/Biography/By nationality]] tho it's very unlikely that someone would write one. Since you're the only administrator I know who can help me, is it possible for you to write an article on Sandeep Maheshwari? Thanks and regards, TheodoreIndiana (talk) 06:48, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

@TheodoreIndiana: Hi Mate, I am not an administrator and I do not have authority to remove a block. The best way to move forward is to create an article about the person in your sandbox and take it to an administrator, requesting him to move it to main namespace. However, I have my doubts about the notability of the person and I am familiar with deletions of articles on similar people. Still, it is worth a try. --jojo@nthony (talk) 07:05, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Address Collection[edit]

Congratulations! You have more than 4 accepted articles in Wikipedia Asian Month! Please submit your mailing address (not the email) via this google form. This form is only accessed by me and your username will not distribute to the local community to send postcards. All personal data will be destroyed immediately after postcards are sent. Please contact your local organizers if you have any question. Best, Addis Wang, sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:58, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas 2016[edit]

--Tito Dutta (talk) 16:24, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Alternative medicine practitioners[edit]

Hello. I commend your work on creating biographies on Indian award winners but there's some serious things to consider. I've recently found most of your work on Alternative medicine (AM) practitioners to fail mainly WP:FRINGE/PS. Please be careful when writing on such practitioners in future.

Avoid doing these, along with examples from articles you created:

  • using the word "allopath" (a derogatory term) to refer to regular medicine
  • referring to any form of alternative medicine as "scientific", practitioners as "medical doctors, scientists" and their own research getting mentions in AM journals as "cited by peer-reviewed medical journals" diff, diff
  • most importantly, saying that they can "cure" so and so--this fails WP:MEDRS. diff

Now, we could have opinions (as such keep that away from editing) on this but it all boils down to the main articles on Homeopathy and Ayurveda: asserting their efficacy in these bio pages will be contradictory, almost like a WP:POVFORK. If any arguments, take it there first. This is from my more detailed post at Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics/Archive 63. I'm mostly sure this was all done in good faith, you being unaware of these guidelines. Familiarise yourself with them.

PS: "See also" sections don't contain repeated links in the article, redundant per WP:SEEALSO. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 09:48, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

@Ugog Nizdast:, Thanks for your comments. I have been editing Wikipedia for over 11 years and I am fairly knowledgeable about the guidelines, still some of your comments are welcome.
  • The articles you mentioned were part of my attempt to blue the red links in the list of Padma award recipients. The primary claim to notability of the subjects of those articles is Padma Award per WP:ANYBIO and they received the award for their contributions to medical science (as per award citation fro the Government of India). I was merely echoing the comment in the lead section.
  • On the article on Balendu Prakash, you invoked WP:MEDRS, but on checking, I did not find any claims of cure but only the sentence that Combining medical practice with research, he is reported to have developed new treatment methods for diseases such as Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Migraine, Anemia, Asthma, Chronic pancreatitis and Multiple sclerosis. I had also added a sub section, Controversy, mentioning the negative reactions to Prakash's treatment methods in my original text, which has since been edited out and part of the content re-positioned.
  • On peer-reviewed status of the papers mentioned in the above article, two of the journals cited, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and International Journal of Ayurveda Research are known to be peer-reviewed but I cannot vouch for the quality of the peer reviews which would fall under WP:OPINION.
However, some of your comments would guide me in my future work. Thanks for that and Cheers !!--jojo@nthony (talk) 12:35, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I'm aware of your work on Padma Shree awardees (I've stalked you a little...haha) and your experience here. I'm trying (I hope) to not be too critical.
  • that's what I've covered in my post at the Indian noticeboard. The Indian government and the media have a position on it contrary to FRINGE. Presenting their views is fine (to some extent), but making it in the pedia's voice is wrong. Saying he got an award from the government for his contribution to medicine is wrong compared to he got an award from the government for his "contribution to medicine". See ATTRIBUTEPOV at work here, one minor change makes all the difference.
  • That fell close to a medical claim, but I removed it since someone besides me could question its relevance here. They do make a lot of claims about their field, why should each of their bios have them? If relevant goes to the main article. Now I'm also aware of the situation here, creating articles beyond stub quality is hard and it is tempting to expand as much as possible from basic references. But since we're dealing with fringe advocates, beware of WP:FALSEBALANCE and more care is required; NOTNEWS should be strictly applied.
  • MEDRS, FRINGE and related pages show that AM do have their own journals and which they say are peer reviewed, but usually fail MEDRS--they need the high quality third-party support. There's the WP:FTN for help in checking such source's reliability. Hope it's clear, Ugog Nizdast (talk) 13:53, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
@Ugog Nizdast: Thanks for the quick revert. Guidelines are good as guidelines but they are not rules like for eg. WP:NPOV and are subject to evolution. WP:FRINGE is one that is prone to evolution and has evolved over time. But what you said about ATTRIBUTEPOV makes sense since, unlike in India, Ayurveda is not considered a regular branch of medicine by the western world. We may not agree on a few points (especially about that medical claim, where the mention is only about a report and does not contradict WP:NPOV) but I know we agree on maintaining quality of the Wikipedian articles. My wikipolicy is the one I shamelessly borrowed from one of those userboxes, Contribute..... let go, and I respond only to criticisms/comments/requests made in good faith. Felt yours was one was the reason for my explanation. Thanks.--jojo@nthony (talk) 15:29, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:45, 24 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

@Bzuk:, Thanks for the wishes Mate! Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays![edit]

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message
@GSS-1987: Thanks for the wishes! Merry Christmas!! --jojo@nthony (talk) 20:25, 24 December 2016 (UTC)


Hi! Am not sure if you have notice it or not, but the annual editing competition Wikipedia:WikiCup has started and the signup is open till 5 February 2017. The cup encourages content improvement and tries to make editing on Wikipedia more fun; and it did that for me last year. I have hence decided to drop this friendly note hoping that you would take part. Although the signup ends on 5th Feb, the earlier you sign in the earlier you start scoring. Happy New Year and Happy Editing! §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 04:35, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

@Dharmadhyaksha:, Hi Mate, Thanks for getting this to my notice. However, I have set myself a goal with regard to the SS Bhatnagar laureates and any deviation at this point may not be advisable. I wish you happy editing time and success at WikiCup 2017 as well as a peaceful and healthy 2017. --jojo@nthony (talk) 06:40, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi! You can continue with Bhatnagar winners and nominate them to DYK. That will get you in the competition. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 07:12, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
@Dharmadhyaksha: That's good news. I will give it a try.--jojo@nthony (talk) 07:14, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for taking part in the WikiCup. You have submitted Gufran-Ullah Beig as a DYK for the competition. As a WikiCup judge, I have disallowed and removed the submission because DYKs can only score points in the WikiCup after they have been promoted and appeared on the main page. When that happens, submit this article again and it should be accepted. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:52, 8 January 2017 (UTC)


God damn is that a beautiful article now :) I never have any particular investment in deletion when I PROD something - sometimes it encourages people who know something about the topic to come and make it better, and I love to see that. ♠PMC(talk) 21:44, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

@PMC: Thanks friend, for the nice words.--jojo@nthony (talk) 06:11, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Page deletion of Nehru college of engineering thrissur .[edit]

Hello Tachs, I need your help to delete( this Wikipedia page of Nehru college. As you may know that this is not a well reputed college and infamous for violence against students. This page is deliberately created for promotion of their institution. Most people refer Wikipedia page of a particular entity in order to get some genuine information. So, those who refers this page will be lead to misguided information. Please take necessary action against this article.For more information about this college please go through below news article link.Their are a lot of news against this particular institution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krishferrare (talkcontribs) 15:51, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

@Krishferrare:, Hi friend, deletion of an article has to go through certain procedures. You may nominate the article for deletion through Wikipedia:Articles for deletion channel. Or you may report about the page to an administrator (you can find them here Category:Wikipedia administrators). However, that in itself may not be helpful as the management practice of an institution is not reason enough for the deletion of the article about it. --jojo@nthony (talk) 17:12, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Train-the-Trainer 2017: Invitation to participate[edit]

Hello Tachs,
It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) 2017 programme organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 20-22 February 2017.

What is TTT?
Train the Trainer or TTT is a residential training program. The program attempts to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members. Earlier TTT have been conducted in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Who should join?

  • Any active Wikimedian contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia project is eligible to apply.
  • An editor must have 500+ edits.
  • Anyone who have already participated in an earlier iteration of TTT, can not apply.

Please see more about this program and apply to participate or encourage the deserving candidates from your community to do so: CIS-A2K/Events/Train the Trainer Program/2017

The last date of filling the form is 26 January. If you have any question, please leave your message here.
Regards. GSS (talk|c|em) 18:04, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Suresh Bhatia[edit]

Hi, thank you so much for your work! I know Suresh, and he called me this afternoon to say that two of the refs are by another scientist of the same name. Amazingly, there are three of them (him, someone at RMIT Melbourne, and someone at an IIT in agricultural science). In any event, he sent me a selected list of his most notable journal articles, which I've inserted. I've also copy-edited. Diff. My best. Tony (talk) 09:36, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

@Tony1: Thanks for your edits, people with the same name (given as well as surnames), at times, makes it difficult. Thanks for your help. Cheers! --jojo@nthony (talk) 11:28, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Gufran-Ullah Beig[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gufran-Ullah Beig, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Gufran-Ullah Beig is the first Indian scientist to receive the Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award of the World Meteorological Organization? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gufran-Ullah Beig. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gufran-Ullah Beig), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Harrias talk 01:02, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Manohar Lal Munjal[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 18 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Manohar Lal Munjal, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Manohar Lal Munjal was the first Indian to receive the Distinguished International membership of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Manohar Lal Munjal. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Manohar Lal Munjal), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:01, 18 February 2017 (UTC)