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WP:FILMS May 2010 newsletter

--Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 04:00, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Signpost: 31 May 2010

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Entry on Rajesh Touchriver

Hi Tinu

I have just edited the entry on Rajesh Touchriver following the wiki guidelines to the best of my ability. Could you please review this? I have looked at the entry on Aparna Sen as a model while editing this.

Thank you and warm regards

(Santishi7 (talk) 18:52, 3 June 2010 (UTC))

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LI (May 2010)

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue LI (May 2010)
From the coordinators

With Eurocopter's resignation (see editorial below), this month marks the end of his tenure as a project coordinator. Eurocopter has been with the team for almost three years now and will be sorely missed, but he has taken the tough decision that his real life commitments have unfortunately made it too hard for him to focus on his coordinator duties. We wish him good luck in the future, both in real life and on-wiki.

Efforts to redesign The Bugle are moving forward and it is our intention to roll out a new format, based on the Signpost, for next month's issue. We hope that this will allow us to provide better coverage of the project's news by allowing more room to expand on the stories we bring to you. If you have any comments or suggestions on what we can do to improve coverage, please let us know.

—your IX Coordinator Tranche, May 2010

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Action of 1 August 1801
  2. Battle of Villers-Bocage
  3. Brian Eaton
  4. HMAS Australia (1911)
  5. HMS Lion (1910)
  6. Japanese battleship Tosa

New featured lists:

  1. List of battleships of Germany

New A-Class articles:

  1. 102nd Intelligence Wing
  2. Battle of Quebec (1775)
  3. Bombing of Yawata (June 1944)
  4. Deutschland class battleship
  5. Indiana class battleship
  6. Russian battleship Slava
  7. SMS Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand
  8. SMS Hannover
  9. William Ellis Newton
Project news
  • With consensus reached on a name the American Civil War task force has officially opened our newest special project. Codenamed Brothers at War, its goal will be " improve [US Civil War] related Wikipedia articles to featured status, and to see as many of these as possible appear on the main page on their respective 150th anniversaries."
  • The straw poll concerning preemptive disambiguation of military units as outlined by our Manual of Style has been closed, with near unanimous consensus that the current practice of preemptive disambiguation be retained. Thanks to everyone who participated in either the discussion or the straw poll.
  • Members of Operation Majestic Titan have adopted a three-tiered award system to show appreciation to those who have done work on battleship or battlecruiser articles. Formally known as the Titan's Cross, the award has been issued to Parsecboy,, The ed17, and MBK004.
  • The project's official IRC channel (#wikipedia-en-milhist) has been restarted. Project members and anyone interested in military history are encouraged to join us for substantive discussions, social discourse and a few laughs. Instructions on how to get on IRC are available here.
Contest department
Awards and honours
Editorial: Project coordination and constructive editing

For those of you who might not know me, I'm Eurocopter. I served as a coordinator of the Military history WikiProject from August 2007 until few days ago, when I decided to resign due to real life issues making it impossible for me to continue to perform project duties on a regular basis. Reflecting on my experience and activities within the project, I decided to write this editorial to set out a few thoughts and offer some advice to interested members.

First of all, what does project coordination mean and how does it help the Military history WikiProject? Although the coordinators do not have any real executive powers, they play an important role in project management. To make editing contributions easier for our members we establish guidelines, manage Peer and A-Class reviews, and consult and assist when needed. The primary goal of the coordination team has always been to stimulate the development of quality articles and, once they have been developed, to facilitate maintaining them at a high standard for as long as possible. This has been carried out through the organization of a considerable number of assessment drives, contests and special projects. However, there is still much to be done to make the project one of the best and most active wiki-communities. Coordinator involvement in trying to achieve this, as the central promoters of any activity undertaken within the project, is more than important; the coordination team should stand as an example of civilised and constructive cooperation. Perhaps the most annoying issue—unfortunately quite widespread through the pages of Wikipedia—is POV-dominated conflict. While such a phenomenon might seem inevitable in a community within which hundreds of members of different nationalities with different historical and political views interact, it doesn’t mean we should accept it. The ability to neutrally mediate such conflicts is an important and desirable coordinator function.

Secondly, but most importantly in my opinion, is the question of how the project enables editors to contribute effectively. Perhaps you already know how difficult it is to take an article to the highest quality levels such as A-Class or featured status. It is even harder to do this working alone. I believe the best thing the Military history WikiProject has done is to bring together groups of editors with similar interests. As there are very few editors skilled in all the diverse article development areas, you might feel the need for help from editors more experienced in, for example, advanced copy editing, image editing etc. To this end the project provides task forces and special projects where members should always feel encouraged to ask questions, discuss, debate and give advice. Such cooperation is the best way to create properly balanced articles and to establish a neutral point of view. Our Style guide and Academy are also useful in guiding you along the path of writing an article. A final, but vital, part of the collaborative article writing process is editor behaviour when interacting with other editors who are contributing to the same article. Even on those occasions where an editor upsets you or allows their personal opinions to influence their editing, always remain calm, civil and try to reach an agreement. Contributing to Wikipedia is something most of us do as a hobby; time spent in useless conflicts is precious editing time wasted.

All in all, the Military history WikiProject is a good meeting point for milhist-interested editors, both beginners and advanced, with someone always there to give help and advice when needed. I wish to thank all my fellow coordinators and project members who keep this beautiful community running. I will certainly miss it!

Best regards and happy wiki-editing! Eurocopter (talk) 20:24, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

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Keep you that seen watch?

I see that. The User:InformationTimes had been current user. OK. (talk) 07:08, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Bot intro

Hi Tinu. On the 13th Bangalore meetup, there was apparently an introduction to bots, are you doing a repeat for meetup 15 or did that earlier one fail to happen ? Shyamal (talk) 08:16, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I couldnt do it on that day. This will be the first time I will do that preso -- Tinu Cherian - 12:19, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Ah ok. Shyamal (talk) 13:20, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

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Signing for auto archival -- Tinu Cherian - 16:29, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Signpost: 21 June 2010

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Writing A Wikipedia Article

I have been editing Wikipedia for some time now. However, I still cannot find the page/template to create an article, though I've looked and looked for it. Where is that on this site? Please answer on my "Talk" page. Thanks for your help. Canihaveacookie (Talk), Jan. 5, 2010, 4:00 (UTC-6)

There is no template as such for writing an article. Wikipedia:Your first article should give you for some pointers. Sorry for much delayed reply. -- Tinu Cherian - 16:29, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Template edit

As you are an admin and capable of editing the WP India template, I would like to request a minor edit from you; I was wondering if the link that comes up (each time when an article is tagged under WikiProject Jammu and Kashmir) "This article is supported by Wikiproject Jammu and Kashmir" the "p" in Wikiproject could be made capital i.e. "WikiProject." Also, the Indian flag could be replaced with a better alternative - the File:Jammu-Kashmir-flag.svg (Flag of Jammu and Kashmir) as subdivisional paramaters within country WikiProject templates normally tend to display the flag/emblem of the subdivision itself. Regards, - Mar4d (talk) 06:05, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Is it done yet? I will have a look soon -- Tinu Cherian - 16:29, 27 June 2010 (UTC)


Can you please go through this article and pass on your comments. One catholic fanatic is vandalising the article. Teutonick (talk) 14:24, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

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Looks like it is replaced now with commons-- Tinu Cherian - 16:36, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Fine. --Vssun (talk) 02:44, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

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