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Belated ITN for South Talpatti Island[edit]

Current events globe On 30 March 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article South Talpatti Island, which you South Talpatti Island. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

--Apologies for the delay! I deliver a lot of these but I didn't realise these hadn't been done! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:31, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

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ITN: Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan[edit]

Current events globe On 11 April 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, which you substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

-- tariqabjotu 02:05, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks alot. Just saw the article. It made it to the ITN. Thanks for updating. Good job. :) --yousaf465' 08:15, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

you are welcome Wikireader41 (talk) 14:16, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

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ITN for Pakistan national energy policy[edit]

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Very nice work, thanks - Dumelow (talk) 09:59, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

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ITN: Economy of Greece[edit]

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ITN for Ajmal Kasab[edit]

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:47, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

ITN for United Airlines[edit]

--'Twas added by chaser, I didn't realise he hadn;t done the credits but you don't have to be an admin to do them (I've been doing them for Tone for months) and you're allowed to template yourself! Btw, if you want the put the icons on your userpage, feel free to steal the code from the top of mine. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:40, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

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ITN for 2010 European sovereign debt crisis[edit]

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May 2010 Kabul bombing[edit]

good job on the expansion its a much better article now. give yourself an appropriate barnstar from me Lihaas (talk) 23:37, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanx--Wikireader41 (talk) 01:04, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

ITN for May 2010 Kabul bombing[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Anamika Veeramani[edit]

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I have nominated Anamika Veeramani, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Anamika Veeramani. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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

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.
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ITN for July 2010 Lahore bombings[edit]

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:50, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

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ITN for Mohmand Agency attack[edit]

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2010 Zahedan mosque bombings[edit]

i've merged yours (for now) on to the other page because its longer, but we can discuss the move to your page on the talk page.Talk:July 2010 Zahedan bombings (Lihaas (talk) 05:06, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Need some help[edit]

An India-related article needs to be assessed. I've already assessed it to be C-class, but since I don't know much about India I can't rate its importance. Could you stop by the article Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and rate its importance? Thank you. The Raptor Let's talk/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions 13:13, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

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mediation[edit]

Salvio ( Let's talk 'bout it!) has agreed to mediate our discussion here--Profitoftruth85 (talk) 21:15, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Mediation[edit]

Hi, I understand that this can be a heavily feeling-laden topic; however, I'd like to please ask to keep your replies to the point and not to stray as you did here. To talk politics can only make it harder for all involved parties to come to an agreement. Salvio ( Let's talk 'bout it!) 12:41, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

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ITN for 2010 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa floods[edit]

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Section Redacted[edit]

  • Though you may or may not have seen it, I had posted a message here regarding your comments on Prostate Cancer on ITN. In hindsight, the post was irrelevant and presumptuous, and for that I offer my apologies to you personally. Shall not happen again and though I disagree, I nonetheless respect your contributions as a Wikipedian and look forward to working with you in the future. Cwill151 (talk) 20:04, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
Completely Unrelated: Just out of common curiosity, what are you a physician of? I noticed your support of Médecins Sans Frontières on your user page in which case I would guess GP or ER, but being that I'm (hopefully) on track to become one myself and join said organization, I'm interested. Aside from that, being a practicing physician, how do you find the time to contribute regularly to WP? (I have trouble myself and I'm merely a student of medicine.) Cheers! Cwill151 (talk) 21:15, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
just curious... Cwill151 (talk) 01:43, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

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ITN for 2010 Karachi riots[edit]

--Nicely done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:09, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

ITN for 2010 Badakhshan massacre[edit]

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Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/2010-07-17/Operation Blue Star[edit]

I'm closing the case as stale, after a week of inactivity; should this dispute flare up again, feel free to reopen without prejudice. Salvio Let's talk 'bout it! 14:40, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

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Collaborative news on quippd[edit]

Hey, I noticed that you had recently edited the Pakistan Floods article, and I hoped that you could help out on another collaborative community edited project.

I run quippd, a collaboratively edited social news site, which mixes elements of Wikis, social networking, and social news sites. You can get some more information about what we are doing at: http://quippd.com/about/intro

Basically, we want to get good coverage on news stories, collaboratively edited, like Wikipedia. We are trying to take the ideas of WikiFactCheck -- to make news less biased and speedier (unlike something like Wikinews).

I hope you check us out -- and feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

--Yoasif (talk) 00:34, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

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ITN for Mount Sinabung[edit]

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ITN for September 2010 Lahore bombings[edit]

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ITN for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani[edit]

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ITN for French ban on full length Islamic veils[edit]

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ITN for Simian immunodeficiency virus[edit]

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Jama Masjid attack[edit]

Since you are an active editor of WP Terrorim articles, I invite you to contribute to the article 2010 Jama Masjid attack, an incident which has been under the spotlight in recent media reports. Mar4d (talk) 12:46, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

minor incident. 2 injuries one minor. no deaths. authorities not sure if it is a "terrorist" attack. probably needs to get deleted per WP:NOTNEWS--Wikireader41 (talk) 13:58, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


Hi :)[edit]

You wrote, "No concerns" in my RfA :) And it passed :) Thanks for your wonderful support vote Wikireader. Wifione ....... Leave a message 15:44, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

you are welcome and congratulations.--Wikireader41 (talk) 19:18, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

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ITN for Syphilis experiments in Guatemala[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Barack Obama's visit to India[edit]

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This needs to be on Barack Obama's article, if anywhere.

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please see talk page for my comments--Wikireader41 (talk) 02:29, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

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World's oldest democracy[edit]

The US is the world's oldest democracy by its own measure of democracy but, by that definition, the US is about the world's only democracy. By the definition everyone else uses, the US wouldn't even be in contention. I hate to say it 'cos I like the guy, but just 'cos Obama says it don't make it so! ;) Btw, just for the record, the AfD is nothing personal. I didn't even realise you were the author until after I made my first comment. All the best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:22, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

HJ no problems. Indians think democracy existed in Indian villages during Vedic times !!! may I gently remind you that on wp we are interested in verifiability not Truth. everybody and their brother has an opinion on the truth especially on what constitutes true democracy. It is a verifiable fact that Obama said that US is the oldest democracy in front of the Indian Parliament. and that POTUS believes in that does lend it some degree of Notability ( however dubious its accuracy). Cheers.--Wikireader41 (talk) 01:45, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm curious. What about Ancient Athens? Technically (by definition of democracy according to Athens) the US isn't even a democracy. They're a republic, the people elect people to make laws for them. A democracy is where every person votes on each law. Mr. R00t Talk
well if my impression is correct slaves and women were not allowed to vote in the Greek city states. That is a sizable chunk of population ( ? majority) which was disenfranchised for anyone to call the setup democratic.--Wikireader41 (talk) 09:08, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
So was the US not an actual democracy until the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920? Tarc (talk) 12:40, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
exactly my point. The Truth is fuzzy. we just have to report what POTUS says. At risk of being offensive what The POTUS says is more important than any other Tom Dick or Harry. So please keep your pleadings of WP:TRUTH to yourself. who cares really about what any one of you (or me) thinks.--Wikireader41 (talk) 12:59, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
BTW, the original intent of what I posted above was not to make a "truth" argument, but rather to point out how absurd your position on this matter was. But the matter is closed now. Better luck next time... Tarc (talk) 20:31, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

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WikiProject India Newsletter Volume V, Issue no. 2 - November 2010[edit]

English WikiProject News

After a missed issue, the WP:IND newsletter is back on track to being a regular bimonthly feature. The Indian WikiProject has seen plenty of online and off-line action, both in English as well as other Indian languages, and we now have a bigger, better format that intends to feature content and news from the English as well as other Indian language Wikipedias.

Reaching out to Indians has been the theme of the Indian Wikiproject over the past couple of months, aiming to involve a greater number of Indians in editing both the English and Indian language Wikipedias. To this end, efforts to set up the Indian chapter of Wikimedia have moved into their final stages, and registration of the society is currently pending. An effort is underway to push for "WikiMarathons" at meetups, where attendees will be encouraged to edit the English and/or Indian language Wikipedias. This is intended to popularise Wikipedia editing among the general public. In addition, a bot to post DYK's from the Indian Wikiproject to Twitter was created and launched by User:Logicwiki.


What's New?

Regrettably, the number of Featured Articles has dropped from 63 in June to 58 at the end of October 2010. Several FAs came up for review and were delisted, while Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties of India was saved. Meanwhile, Chalukya Dynasty appeared on the main page on July 9, 2010. Hearteningly, the number of Good Articles increased from 130 to 136 during the same period, while the number of Featured Lists remained constant at 16.

The source code for the Article Alert Bot is now available and the bot itself is expected to be up and running very shortly. This means that article alerts for the Indian Wikiproject will again be available, enabling editors to easily keep track of developments in respect of reviews, nominations, deletions etc.

The date change vandal mentioned briefly in the previous issue made a reappearance when the range block on his IP range expired in September. Consequently the block was extended till September 2011.

In October there was a heated discussion in the India project noticeboard regarding the copyright status of the Indian party symbols. The discussion was triggered by the deletion of Wiki San Roze's party symbol images by Hammersoft as copyright violations. No resolution was reached, partly because of our inability to explain to Hammersoft how election symbols in India differ from party logos. Comments are requested from anyone with a background in Indian copyright law to clarify this issue.

Complete To Do List
News from Indian-language Wikipedias
  • The Bengali Wikisource, which contains the literary works of many prominent writers of Bengali language including Rabindranath Tagore, has crossed the 5,000 pages milestone. According to List of Wikisource page, Bengali Wikisource is now at rank 21 among 56 Wikisource based on number of content pages.
The Tamil Wikipedia stall at the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 in Coimbatore in June 2010.
Jimmy Wales introduces the Malayalam Wikipedia CD of 500 selected articles during his key note address at Wikimania 2010 at Gdansk.
  • The Hindi Wikipedia and its sister wiki projects migrated to the new vector interface on September 1, 2010. In addition, Hindi is the first (and so far the only) Indian language to be incorporated into the WikiBhasha translation and contribution toolkit developed by Microsoft Research.


Community news
The first meetup in Delhi on 22 September 2010.

Mumbai and Delhi held their first meetups in September, where Wikimedia Board members Barry Newstead and Bishakha Datta met up with Wikipedians and other interested members of the public in these cities. A month later, Hyderabad also held its first meetup.

Arun Ram, Shiju Alex and Barry Newstead releasing the Wikimedia India community newsletter at the nineteenth Bangalore meetup on 24 September 2010.

Wikipedians in Bangalore continued their tradition of meeting up regularly at the Centre for Internet and Society, with the nineteenth meetup in September featuring Barry and Bishaka as attendees, and marking the release of the community newsletter. Along with Delhi and Mumbai, Bangalore is reported to be one of the three cities in contention for the Indian office of the Wikipedia Foundation.

Jimmy Wales speech at the Mumbai Wikipedia Meetup #3 on 31 October 2010. Intro by User:Bishdatta & User:Arunram. (Recorded by User:AshLin.)

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had an interaction with Wikipedians followed by a presentation to members of the public at the third Wikipedia meetup in Mumbai on October 31, 2010.

The first Wikimarathon, where Wikipedians and members of the public were encouraged to contribute to Wikimedia projects onsite, was held simultaneously at the meetups in Bangalore and Chennai on November 14, 2010. Wikipedians in Delhi also held a meetup the same day.

The Malayalam Wikipedia held several academies in different parts of Kerala over the past few months.

Wikimedia Foundation board member Bishakha Datta and Indian Wikipedian Srinivas Gunta co-authored a panel presentation at Wikimania 2010 on the Wikimedia Asia Project.

Current proposals and discussions
  • This interesting discussion on the quality of editing in India-related articles has been underway for on the noticeboard a few days. Feel free to join in and express your opinion.

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Nomination of Farooque Ahmed for deletion[edit]

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Your recent comment[edit]

Hi Wikireader! Thanks for your contributions to the current deletion discussion on Tablighi Jamaat & allegations of terrorism. I'm sorry to leave a criticism for you when I haven't thanked you before for your thoughtful input to the discussion, but I found the following sentence that you've added to be uncivil: "trying to suppress this info by getting article deleted when every Intelligence agency is paying attention to TJ ( for its ties to terrorists) reeks of an extreme POV." I'd appreciate if you could refactor this sentence, please, since I don't find it accurate nor civil nor believe it adds to your argument. I guess that this is an emotionally charged topic, which is why it's especially important to focus on the content not the contributor, &c. Hope that you have a happy New Year!! Thanks for your understanding. Also, congrats on all your ITN articles, it looks like you've done a lot of work on improving Wikipedia this year :-) CordeliaNaismith (talk) 01:07, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

which part do you not find accurate may I ask ?? In any case my comment was not addressed at you and I think helps understand why certain editors are making the same lame arguments when plenty of sources are saying that multiple agencies have TJ under the scanners for their ties to terrorism. I hope you have a wonderful great new year too and continue top make positive contributions. Thanx for your understanding.--Wikireader41 (talk) 01:39, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply and for the kind wishes! I don't think that the arguments that either you, or the other editor are making could be fairly described as "reeking of an extreme POV." I think he's made some good points, as have you. TBH, I agree more with the points he's made, and his comments here, here, and here pretty much summarize my understanding of the topic also, not that I know much about this area. "Extreme POV?" I don't see it at all in his comments here, and frankly even if I did I'd find this needlessly incendiary language. Arguments should be able to stand on their own, there's no need to speculate about the motivations or personal views of the editors making them. Thanks, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 03:09, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
you are welcome to agree with who so ever you want to. you still did not answer my question about which part of my statement was inaccurate ??? Are you of the belief that allegations of terrorism don't exist against TJ or that they are simply untrue ?? if it is the latter I would strongly urge you to withdraw this nomination and read WP:TRUTH. we are interested in verifiability not truth here on wp. It is a verifiable fact that many allegations of terrorism exist against TJ ( true or false). relax this is nothing in anybody's comments is "incendiary" on this AfD and frankly the odds of this article being deleted are slim to none and I standby all my comments and feel that they support my arguments. many debates on wp get emotionally charged and if you are having trouble dealing with them may I suggest taking a wikibreak. again best wishes to you, thanx for your time and have a wonderful day.--Wikireader41 (talk) 04:03, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
I found the part claiming that the other editor's comment is "reeking of an extreme POV" to be inaccurate. Sorry if I didn't make that clear before. Thanks, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 04:10, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

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does anybody care about your book. does anybody have credibility in Pakistan ??? certainly not the Press, or the Government or the Mullahs. we have to report what the WP:RS say and what he says has been reported in multiple RS.--Wikireader41 (talk) 01:10, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

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