User talk:Tachs

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Equalization disambiguation[edit]

Hi, would you mind stopping disambiguating Equalization for the moment? The page is in a state of flux and the situation is likely to change, see the discussion on the talk page. Disambiguating now may well make it harder to fix. SpinningSpark 14:49, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Message noted. Will keep away from it. Cheers mate!!--jojo@nthony (talk) 15:00, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

adding templates[edit]

When adding templates, please do not add the word template. Just do {{Tourism in Kerala}} and not {{Template:Tourism in Kerala}}. These templates go before categories. They also do not need collapsed=no. If two or more templates are found, default is to collapse them all. If only one is found, it should be uncollapsed. Bgwhite (talk) 04:24, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Mate, noted. It was an oversight. Good you took it up; it really helped to stick it firm in my mind.--jojo@nthony (talk) 05:44, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
The mess has been cleaned up. Thanks once again!!--jojo@nthony (talk) 07:09, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I think I got everything but the collapsed option. No worries on the mess up, it happens to us all. Bgwhite (talk) 17:48, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

That was not good advice about the collapsed option Bgwhite. {{Tourism in Kerala}} defaulted to expanded, so far from cleaning up a mess, a mess has now been created. I have changed the default to collapse, since this is a larger, and frankly contentious template that should not be displayed in its full glory unless there is good reason to do so. --Epipelagic (talk) 12:40, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Epipelagic Collapsed advice still stands. This is why navboxes should follow normal standards. Bgwhite (talk) 17:48, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Padma Shri template[edit]

Hi, I notice that you are the top contributor of our Padma Shri list articles. You also seem to be involved in creating and/or expanding articles on many of the recipients. I wonder if you ever thought of creating a dedicated Padma Shri template which will make the maintenance trouble lot easier, say in case of unintended circumstances like changing of the URL of the government website (and the like). Solomon7968 12:37, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Good idea, Mate! Let me gather myself to the task. Will check into it soon.--jojo@nthony (talk) 12:50, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Solomon7968, Checked on the subject, felt it is beyond the scope of one template. If Padma Shri awards are split category-wise, i.e. arts, civil service, so on and so forth, it might fit in. Please see if you can create templates accordingly--jojo@nthony (talk) 16:55, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
That was only a suggestion actually, I am not very good at templates and don't want to screw things up. Maybe Bgwhite (who posted above) can create the templates as I think they have got some experience with similar things. Or it might be worthwhile to post at WT:INB, where someone can take the initiative. Solomon7968 16:43, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Can I add something here[edit]

Pls Dhilin (talk) 13:03, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Please do--jojo@nthony (talk) 13:04, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Graduate diploma[edit]

I would like to comment on your two edits - one that you made on List of University of Edinburgh people [1] and another one on List of Nobel laureates affiliated with the University of Edinburgh [2]. Graduate diploma page on Wikipedia is about a postgraduate qualification. On List of University of Edinburgh people and List of Nobel laureates affiliated with the University of Edinburgh pages, graduates are those who obtained their bachelor's, master's and other qualifications from the University of Edinburgh and not just those who obtained their graduate diploma. Zenqueue (talk) 05:24, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it to my notice. My edits were probably made in haste. Good they have now been corrected, Cheers!! --jojo@nthony (talk) 05:32, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Christianity in Kerala[edit]

Can you please refrain from adding articles to the Category:Christianity in Kerala parent category as many of the churches you have added are in the Category:Churches in Kerala category within the Christianity in Kerala parent category, and the Christians within their respective church categories. There is no need to add these articles to the parent category also. Mugsalot (talk) 14:44, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this to my notice.--jojo@nthony (talk) 14:48, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Christianity in Kerala[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Christianity in Kerala has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. StAnselm (talk) 08:52, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

More on template[edit]

Tachs, watching you taking on the effort to create articles on Padma Shri recipients is very inspiring. Thank you for that! But the articles you create have few links pointing to them, see WP:WHATLINKSHERE (except the list from where they are linked).

Creating more internal links helps to increase visibility in search engine rankings (particularly relevant for Indic articles where Romanization is a perennial problem). Also helps to track if some articles get speedy deleted, without appropriate notification to the creator, in this case you.

Kindest regards. Solomon7968 05:45, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Solomon, for the advice, it will guide me in my future work. I am aware that certain names on the Padma Awards list may not find a place elsewhere in English Wiki. I am taking this Padma article creations as a project as some of the individuals listed there (though not all) are owed a bit by the humanity and it would be a sacrilege if they are denied the space they truly deserve. I did not know of the User:Edward/Find link, a special thanks for that. It was nice exchanging a few words with you, cordial exchanges are, at times, hard to find here Face-smile.svg.--jojo@nthony (talk) 06:07, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
At the current state of progress when do you expect all Padma awardees to get articles? There is a Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles project whose (ambitious) goal is to (among others) create article on every biography who has got a entry in any other biographical dictionary. It might be worthwhile to create a page to track the progress made on the Padma front and link it from the Missing articles project page. I don't expect more people to get involved by this (the parent project is moribund anyway) but at least it will set a goal for the India project there (keeping it in mind, I added the Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915) entry, quite a while ago).
And since all of the articles you created are better than the average India article and most (all?) contains more than 1,500 characters of prose, I wonder if you have thought of nominating them for Wikipedia:Did you know (and hence showcasing them on the front page). Most editors of biographical pages are also contributors to DYK but some consider DYK to not worth their time (of the top of my head, Charles Matthews, who more or less single handedly runs the Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography project). Solomon7968 08:08, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
I expect my project to run for another three months, when I should be able to complete all reasonably referenceable names on Padma list. I haven't thought about DYK but let me get acquainted with it, it is worth a shot. I will look at your suggestions whenever I take an intentional pause from biographies (just to escape repetitive work). We will be in touch; thanks for your time for this discussion.--jojo@nthony (talk) 08:24, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
@Solomon7968: Hi Mate, I checked the project pages you mentioned. Would you be able to create a page on the Padma related articles and get it linked to the parent project page? An article shell is enough which I can populate. The page can, then, be developed further by adding the list of other major award winners such as Dr. B. C. Roy Award and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology. Cheers!! --jojo@nthony (talk) 11:52, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I started Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Padma and linked it from there. I personally think a separate page is best for other awards, lest we lose focus. Btw, all of the Shanti Swarup awardees for Mathematics now have articles, thanks to the efforts of Krishnachandranvn a couple of years ago. So that is not a priority although most of the articles lack portraits (which will be nice to have). Solomon7968 13:52, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Mate, I will now start populating it and log my work as I go forward. We will check on other awards once we are through with this.--jojo@nthony (talk) 16:04, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry to enter in the discussion uninvited. I agree that these award winners deserve a page however I am not sure of usefulness of DYK and time spent in the process. BTW I just searched some listed names on google and found a few articles already available .Just provided redirection. Regards Shyamsunder (talk) 09:09, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Shyamsunder, We will proceed with the article creation first and then take it up from there.--jojo@nthony (talk) 11:08, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
@Shyamsunder, you are more than welcome to join in the effort. And as I say some people take the DYK thing as a motivator, other work silently (FWIW, the second person in Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs is from India, I believe). And @Tachs, one thing to keep in mind is whether the person already have an article, redirects are helpful here. Looking around I found out Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Prem Chand Pandey, deletion debate on a Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Awardee for 1989, see the umpteen redlinks mentioned there! Solomon7968 20:48, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

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I am Madhav Gadgil, an ecologist at I was delighted to see that you have recently updated an article about me in the Wikipedia. I have watched the Wikipedia movement with great interest and admiration since its very beginning, but never participated in it. However, recent health problems mean that I now have to curtail my field ecological work. I have consequently come to the conclusion that I should now direct my energies to contributing to Wikipedia. You are obviously a very seasoned Wikipedian and I hope to keep consulting you as I now take up this enterprise. I realize that proper referencing is very important for Wikipedia. On top of the biographical article about me I see a notice that it is poorly referenced. I also see a note asking for specific reference for a paper of mine that became a Citation Classic. Since you have recently edited this article, I thought I would like to provide you a set of appropriate references, including the one to the Citation Classic. I would greatly appreciate remaining in touch with you. Links to Wikipedia articles References Deshpande, A.P. 2 .Dr Madhav Gadgil, Vidnyanayatri. (Biography in Marathi) Rajahansa Prakashan, Pune Gadgil, M. 1985. This week's citation classic. Current Contents (Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences), 16: 18. ML Lewis 2003Inventing Global Ecology: Tracking the Biodiversity Ideal in India, 1945-1997, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, devotes a full chapter 5 to Madhav Gadgil’s work. Guha, Ramachandra 2006 The Democratic Social Ecology of Madhav Gadgil in How Much Should a Person Consume? - Environmentalism in India and the United States University of California Press Gadgil, Madhav 2002 Reflections on Harvard days. Colloquy: Alumni News Year book of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy : Yearbook 2014 Prashant Nair. QnAs with Madhav Gadgil PNAS 2015 112 (24) 7341-7342;published ahead of print May 29, 2015. Ecology is for the People: A Methodology Manual for People’s Biodiversity Register. National Biodiversity Authority. External Links Vidnyanayatri (Marathi biography) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, Fellow, Indian National Science Academy ( Biographical sketch on website of Indian Institute of Astropysics, Benagaluru) Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Sciences Honorary Member, British Ecological Society, Honorary Member, Ecological Society of America Biographical sketch Honorary Fellow, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Harvard University GSAS Centennial Medal, 2002 Volvo Environment Prize, 2003,-mohammad-yunus/ Padma Bhushan Georgescu-Roegen Awards for Bioeconomic Practice 2014 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievements Chair, Science and Technology Advisory Panel, Global Environment Facility, Pew Charitable Trusts. Conservation Fellow, “Central University of Orissa confers Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) to Professor Madhav Gadgil” 2012 (talk) 10:21, 7 October 2015 (UTC)Madhav Gadgil (talk) 10:21, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Dear Professor, Thanks for your message and thanks for the links. Yes, it is a precondition that the statements made in Wikipedia should be supported by valid reliable references. Please allow me a bit of time before I can go through the links you have provided, which will help me to develop the article. Meanwhile, the template showing lack of adequate citation has since been removed. I welcome you to Wikipedia and hope you will have a fulfilling time here!! --jojo@nthony (talk) 11:38, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
I added the references to the talk page of the article, see Talk:Madhav Gadgil. Solomon7968 11:59, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your prompt action. I hope to stay in touch as I get involved in Wikipedia. MadhavDGadgil (talk) 05:53, 8 October 2015 (UTC)Madhav Gadgil

You are welcome, Professor. I will leave a message here once I am through with the article. --jojo@nthony (talk) 06:02, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
I have tried my little mite to develop the article. Trust the effort was fruitful.--jojo@nthony (talk) 16:53, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Kerala templates[edit]

I see what you've done at User:Tachs/Sandbox4. It seems to be a great idea to just have Template:Churches in Thrissur, etc. You could just create that now, independent of the deletion discussion. StAnselm (talk) 21:09, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

I have already created a Template:Churches of Kerala. Still I have prepared the draft of the template as you suggested and have kept in my sandbox. --jojo@nthony (talk) 05:56, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


Tachs, Please note my last edit to Satish Chandra Kakati. In particular see User:Sitush/Common#Gyan. The publisher plagiarizes from our Wiki articles. Solomon7968 08:33, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Solomon, Good you removed them. There are enough inline citations without that in the article.--jojo@nthony (talk) 11:09, 13 October 2015 (UTC)


Have you considered creating a list, say, List of Indian doctors? Looking around I came to the conclusion that the best way to increasing the number of Wikipedia:WHATLINKSHERE for doctors/engineers is to start material from lists. The model to follow is Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography/Medics. Solomon7968 14:29, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Let me complete this Padma bios and I will look into it.--jojo@nthony (talk) 14:58, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
I actually meant to create a list of all doctors who have received Padma award, red link or blue link. It can subsequently be expanded to include other wiki-notable doctors (i.e. notable via some other means than getting Padma). Solomon7968 15:08, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Got it, I will give it a try when I take a break from the present flow.--jojo@nthony (talk) 15:10, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Begum Zaffar Ali[edit]

Hi Tachs,
You created Begum Zaffar Ali, but someone else, Zehnaseeb (talk · contribs), who turned out to be a sock of Ali1872 (talk · contribs), created Begum Zafar Ali (one 'f'). They also created Agha Nasir Ali, Agha Shaukat Ali and Agha Ashraf Ali claimed to be her three sons. I only just stumbled on the fact that there were two pages on the former Malka Begum. Obviously one page has to go. Just FYI. 220 of Borg 16:43, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi @220 of Borg:, Mine was created on 19 August 2015 whereas the other one on 18 September 2015. Still, the second article is more detailed (though a few tags are there). Merging is one option or let one go, no issues even if the axe falls on the article created by me. After all, what we need is a better article with more information. Cheers !!--jojo@nthony (talk) 06:45, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Ranjit Roy Chaudhury has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Wikipedia Asian Month is COMING![edit]


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thx, u can do whatever you want, just a drive by edit lol. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 18:38, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Cheers mate! --jojo@nthony (talk) 19:02, 1 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Tachs, sorry I don't make this clear. The letter (Y, N, P) is used for reviewing by organizers. Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia Asian Month!--AddisWang (talk) 06:11, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Tachs, Jagmohan Sursagar and M. S. Ramakumar does not meet the requirement of 300 words(exclude tempalte, reference etc ), please considering expand it. Thank you for contributing Asian content!--AddisWang (talk) 19:32, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Photos from family[edit]

I am assuming you are watchlisting all the articles you are creating (otherwise it can be very difficult to track vandalism on them, as few others are tracking those articles). Have you ever noticed any family member of a subject (judging from same/similar surnames and the like) editing their kin's WP bio?

Some time ago I started the article Jagdish Mehra and today noticed ‎a new editor Neil Mehra editing it.

I wonder how many of them would be interested in sharing their kin's photos from family albums to help illustrate our articles. Solomon7968 07:05, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

I have noticed it on three occasions. If you check the history of Tejas Patel, Madan Lal Madhu and Janak Palta McGilligan, you can find them. In fact, Tejas Patel article was being constantly edited on promo lines for which I had to request for page protection.--jojo@nthony (talk) 10:51, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Looking around I found out Wikipedia:Donated artwork project of Anna Frodesiak. While that project is somewhat different in scope its various subpages may be useful to my above proposal. Basically I am thinking of a page to gather list of editors/groups/organizations who may be able to supply photos for our Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Padma project. Let's wait for AF's response to the ping, if they have got something to add here. Solomon7968 06:45, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I like your initiative. It may have better success than Donated artwork. I was reluctant to put too much into it lest it get no response. Although new, so far, it has been a disappointment. Photos may do better because less time is spent creating them, so less desire for monetary compensation. Also, artists are artists and photographers are often hobbyists. Artists seem to want to get paid. Let me know if I can help. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:21, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Do you know of any similar project/initiative even if it is tangentially related? There's this Wikipedia:Requested pictures which points to Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Photographers and Category:Wikipedian photographers but it basically seems an approach to ask a Wikipedian to take a photo. I think we can do better to ask the subject themselves to release one of their photos in a compatible license. Such a project can start with academics because all Wiki-notable academics presumably have their own Email ids where they can be contacted directly. Solomon7968 10:32, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
I dont think there is a similar project here, at least not to my knowledge. Yes, your proposal will really help making the articles more comprehensive.--jojo@nthony (talk) 10:54, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

OK so for now let's start a page with the three usernames you mentioned. As like AF I am also reluctant to put too much effort here but I hope, with luck, before we (you) are done with at least a basic stub of all the Padma awardees, we can get a few people interested in this. Solomon7968 14:50, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it's worth a try.--jojo@nthony (talk) 15:44, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
I started Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Padma/P. P can stand for anything, including but not limited to: Padma, Photo, Portrait and also abides by WP:Privacy. I hope it will get some attention. Solomon7968 17:03, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Great!, let's wait and watch.--jojo@nthony (talk) 17:04, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Nominations to Did You Know[edit]

Hi! I was looking through the submissions at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Asian Month/Participants and noticed that you had a bunch of excellent articles, but hadn't brought them to the Did You Know process. I hope you don't mind, but I've nominated a few of your articles. You can see the nominations at:

Sincerely, The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 06:50, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Mate, please go ahead, All the best!!--jojo@nthony (talk) 07:00, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

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