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State Maps[edit]

based on recent edits at WikiProject:China, I have noticed Indian state maps we have do not show sea or land borders. Should we fix or not fix? — Preceding unsigned comment added by C1MM (talkcontribs) 04:31, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Notability in list of Indian train accidents[edit]

Hello Wikipedians, there's been multiple issues with the page List of Indian rail accidents.

  • There has been no concensus on the magnitude of accident that would make an incident 'notable'.
  • Many entries are either unsourced or need better citations.

A debate had been initiated on the talk page, but there hasn't been much activity for long. Your opinions and contributions would be valuable in improving the article. Vignyanatalk 10:14, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Khilji dynasty listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Khilji dynasty to be moved to Khalji dynasty. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 20:00, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Copyvio and misrepresentation?[edit]

I've opened a discussion thread at Talk:Khonds#Copyvio_and_misrepresentation.3F regarding possible copyright violation and misrepresentation. It is a very messy situation, especially when we factor in my comments in the section that immediately precedes it. I'd be grateful for some comments there regarding what our approach should be. - Sitush (talk) 07:21, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Featured Wikimedian [September 2017][edit]

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Greeting, on behalf of Wikimedia India, I, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga from the Executive Committee, introduce you to the Featured Wikimedian of the Month for September 2017, Swapnil Karambelkar.

Swapnil Karambelkar is one of the most active Wikimedians from the Hindi community. Swapnil hails from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and by profession a Mechanical Engineering, who runs his own firm based on factory automation and education. Swapnil joined Wikipedia in August 2016, through "Wiki Loves Monuments". He initially started off with uploading images to Commons and then moved onto Hindi Wikipedia, contributing to culture and military topics. He also contributes to Hindi Wikibooks and Wikiversity. Soon after, he got extensively involved in various outreach activities. He co-organized "Hindi Wiki Conference" in January 2017, at Bhopal. He delivered various lectures on Wikimedia movement in various institutions like Atal Bihari Hindi University, Sanskrit Sansthanam and NIT Bhopal. Along with Suyash Dwivedi, Swapnil co-organized the first ever regular GLAM project in India at National Museum of Natural Heritage, Bhopal. Swapnil is an account creator on Hindi Wikipedia and is an admin on the beta version on Wikiversity. Swapnil has been instrumental in establishing the first Indic language version of Wikiversity, the Hindi Wikiversity. As asked regarding his motivation to contribute to the Wikimedia movement, Swapnil says, "It is the realization that though there is abundance of knowledge around us, but it is yet untapped and not documented".

Query re Telugu sources[edit]

Apparently this edit adds "hard-hitting" sources. I've not come across them before - has anyone else? Are they reliable? - Sitush (talk) 22:34, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

  • No idea about the sources but they were added by a sock since blocked. I've removed them. --regentspark (comment) 00:39, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. - Sitush (talk) 13:56, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Anon vandal[edit]

Heads up about an IP-hopping vandal, who has been inserting variants of a fake name (Amukurejuddin, Amukurajuddin, Amukurajah, Amukurajesh) into various articles. Some of these insertions had gone undetected since 2013 -- I removed quite a few today. If you come across this name or its variants, please remove them at sight.

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utcursch | talk 16:05, 19 September 2017 (UTC)


There is a requested move at Talk:Yoddha (disambiguation) that would benefit from participation of Indian users for determination of WP:PRIMARYTOPIC for the title. Thanks. No such user (talk) 13:38, 22 September 2017 (UTC)