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The WP:IND newsletter has been dormant for nearly a year now. I'm planning to revive it by starting work on the June 2010 edition. Possible theme - focus on article quality (number of FA, GA, notable reviews, saves etc. - there have been a number of India related GAN and FAR over the past couple of months) and also the assessment department. Can you help out? Regards, SBC-YPR (talk) 14:50, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

The completed edition is available here. Please do the needful w.r.t. distribution to the project participants. Regards, SBC-YPR (talk) 09:36, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
OK.. I will be delivering it on Monday -- Tinu Cherian - 14:38, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Nice work, friends. I have made some minor changes. Substituted the todo list.. Shifted a few things from left to right. Can you see if it fits aligned in your browser and resolution too ? Wonder why Category:Indian caste system is seen on the page. Please let me know your comments before 5:00 PM Monday ( 28 June,2010) . I will set my bot to deliver the newsletter to the talk pages -- Tinu Cherian - 16:24, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
I have corrected the caste system cat's syntax.--Sodabottle (talk) 17:07, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
I am working on the delivery -- Tinu Cherian - 15:14, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
The newsletter delivery is complete -- Tinu Cherian - 05:46, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter Volume V, Issue no. 1 - (June 2010)

Project News

WP:IND Newsletter is back! It's been nearly a year since the last edition, but we hope to bring out issues on a more regular basis now. The India Wikiproject was set up to increasing coverage of India-related topics on Wikipedia, and over the past few months the focus has been on improving article quality. A number of the project's featured articles underwent featured article reviews over the past year. Of these, Darjeeling and Flag of India survived the review process, while the rest were demoted. During the same period, Gangtok, Harbhajan Singh, Darjeeling and Mysore were featured on the main page respectively on August 20, September 17, November 6 and December 29, 2009. Meanwhile, articles on topics as diverse as Political history of Mysore and Coorg (1565–1760), Marwari horse and Iravan were promoted as featured articles, and respectively appeared on the main page on March 25, May 17 and May 28, 2010. Consequently, the number of FA-class articles under the project's scope dropped from 67 in August 2009 to 63 in June 2010. The number of good articles, however, saw a more than 40% increase, from 91 to 130 during the same period, while the number of featured lists saw a 33% increase from 12 to 16.

Due to the recent policy changes regarding unreferenced Biographies of Living People (BLPs), an effort was started in January 2010 to source all unreferenced BLPs coming under Wikiproject India. 1200 such articles were identified initially and more were added to the list later. Due to the sourcing effort, the number of Indian unreferenced BLPs is down to 565 currently. During February-April 2010, There was a large scale disruption of Kerala related articles by a Thrissur based IP vandal. Editing from a dynamic IP BSNL connection, the vandal changed dates of birth, death and ages of a number of Malayalam and Tamil film actors. Later he added a few international biographies to his list. He also marked some living people like Arvind Swamy as dead. A month long range block was imposed on his IP range two times and each time he came back to vandalise dates once the block expired. Currently the range has been blocked for three months till September 11, 2010.

What's New?
Current proposals and discussions
  • A discussion is underway here to reach a consensus regarding the use of Indian number names (lakh, crore etc.) in Wikipedia articles. Please participate and add your comments.
  • A discussion is in progress here in order to determine whether non-Western (including Indian) forms of classical music should be referred to by the nomenclature of art music instead of classical music. Please participate and add your comments.
  • Watchlist the Articles for Deletions page for India related discussions. Opinions from more Indian Wikipedians are required in many of the discussions.

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Hi This is a complaint against a used named sodabottle. I added Hindi, Malayalam and Hindi scripts in Coimbatore page. (i.e just name of the Coimbatore City in these three languages). Mr sodabottle warned me that I should not used other languages in this page and if continue to do so he will block me from editing in Wikipedia. What is this? Kindly advise. my id is —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:54, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Prakash, I have been repeatedly asking you not to add Hindi and Malayalam scripts to the Coimbatore page. I asked you to discuss this in the article's discussion page. You ignore my warnings and continue to insert the scripts. When someone is not agreeing to your edits in Wikipedia, you should discuss in the article's discussion page before inserting them again. If you look closely i have explained why Hindi/Malayalam script should not be added to Coimbatore - a)The word "coimbatore" is Tamil b)Hindi and Malayalam speakers are a tiny minority in the city. If we start adding native scripts of all languages spoken in all cities, then the articles will become unmanageable. --Sodabottle (talk) 09:21, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
Prakash, I have to agree with User:Sodabottle. The consensus is to add only the official native language only of a place. Translation of Coimbatore in Tamil is more than enough. Interwiki languages to other language wikipedias will redirect users to other language pages. -- Tinu Cherian - 15:36, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

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Great to meet you, hope to see you again at the next international Wikimedia-thing. Also, really glad we found our way back to the dorm that dark night :)--Pharos (talk) 14:31, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Yea.. Hope to meet you again soon :) -- Tinu Cherian - 15:02, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2010 July newsletter


We are half-way through our penultimate round, and nothing is yet certain. Pool A, currently led by Hungary Sasata (submissions) has ended up the more competitive, with three contestants (Hungary Sasata (submissions), Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) and New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions)) scoring over 500 points already. Pool B is led by New South Wales Casliber (submissions), who has also scored well over 500. The top two from each pool, as well as the next four highest scorers regardless of pool, will make it through to our final eight. As ever, anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Planning has begun for the 2011 WikiCup, with open discussions concerning scoring and flags for next year's competition. Contributions to those discussions would be appreciated, especially concerning the flags, as next year's signups cannot begin until the flag issue has been resolved. Signups will hopefully open at some point in this round, with discussion about possible changing in the scoring/process opening some time afterwards.

Earlier this round, we said goodbye to Pennsylvania Hunter Kahn (submissions), who has bowed out to spend more time on the book he is authoring with his wife. We wish him all the best. In other news, the start of this round also saw some WikiCup awards sent out by Finland Suomi Finland 2009 (submissions). We appreciate his enthusiasm, and contestants are of course welcome to award each other prizes as they see fit, but rest assured that we will be sending out "official" awards at the end of the competition. If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 22:51, 31 July 2010 (UTC)