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Education and railways parametersEdit

This template currently does not populate assessment categories for WikiProjects Education in India and Indian railways even if "education=yes" or "railyways=yes" are specified. Is this an accidental oversight or an intentional omission? I was prepared to edit the template but want to make sure that I would not be going against a project-level decision or consensus. Thank you, -- Black Falcon (talk) 05:46, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Please see discussion in July above. It looks like the necessary categories have not been created, after which the template could be changed. VasuVR (talk, contribs) 06:25, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I had seen that discussion but wasn't sure if anything came of it in the intervening months. It appears that almost all of the requisite quality assessment categories exist, and it is the importance and quality-and-importance assessment categories that are missing. I will create them tomorrow (it's quite late where I am) and change the template as needed. Thank you for your clarifictation, -- Black Falcon (talk) 09:21, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I have created the needed categories (see Category:WikiProject Indian railways articles and Category:WikiProject Education in India articles) and made the necessary change (diff) to the assessment template. -- Black Falcon (talk) 01:34, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

I just realized that WikiProject India also utilizes quality-and-importance intersection categories, so I will create those categories also, pending clarification in the section below. -- Black Falcon (talk) 08:43, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


There exists significant duplication within WikiProject India's category structure stemming from the fact that both 'Unassessed' and 'Unassessed-Class' categories are populated by this template—see e.g. Category:Unassessed India articles and Category:Unassessed-Class India articles.

I propose standardizing these categories to one usage, Unassessed {topic} articles, in order to:

  1. Establish consistency with nearly all other WikiProjects (see here);
  2. Ensure compatibility with various WikiProject-related templates, such as {{Articles by Quality and Importance}};
  3. Eliminate tens of duplicate and empty assessment categories; and
  4. Simplify Template:WikiProject India by removing approximately 1,600 characters which are currently being used to append the '-Class' prefix to unassessed articles.

Please note that this change would not impact any other '-Class' categories, such as Category:Stub-Class India articles or Category:Start-Class West Bengal articles.

If there are no objections, I can modify this template, prompt User:Cydebot (a category creation bot) to perform all category name changes, and then manually carry out any necessary reorganization and updating of links. Thank you, -- Black Falcon (talk) 08:42, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Good catch. The India level unassessed articles are tagged under Category:Unassessed India articles. The Category:Unassessed India articles contains only sub-categories. There seems to be no duplication of sub-categories - they either go in one or the other. Probably earlier editors had two different views and this has propagated as per individual preferences and no one yet has taken effort to put it under one. Your attempt would be the first in this case, I think. VasuVR (talk, contribs) 09:06, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. :) You're right, of course... the duplication is not in the form of articles appearing in both categories (as you say, they either go in one or the other) but rather of two unassessed categories existing for each subproject: Category:Unassessed Hyderabad articles and Category:Unassessed-Class Hyderabad articles; Category:Unassessed West Bengal articles and Category:Unassessed-Class West Bengal articles; and so on. The 'Unassessed' categories tend to directly contain talk pages and the 'Unassessed-Class' categories tend to contain quality-and-importance subcategories, but I think they can be combined in the manner of, say, Category:GA-Class Indian history articles. -- Black Falcon (talk) 09:41, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
My suggested modification of the template is now ready at Template:WikiProject India/sandbox. -- Black Falcon (talk) 20:08, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
As there appear to be no objections, I will proceed with this change in next day or so. -- Black Falcon (talk) 00:08, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Empty 'field' categoriesEdit

Are the following categories and their subcategories, all of which are empty, still needed?

They were created after this series of changes to the project banner enabled categorization of India articles by the field parameter, and were emptied in October 2009 when this template was standardized with Template:WPBannerMeta. Affected articles continue to be categorized within Category:India articles using field parameter. -- Black Falcon (talk) 00:36, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Personally I'd like to see all of those in use (apart from the ones that have been superceded) - and as I've suggested elsewhere, you could throw in media, business, bio and culture as well. The less we have to use orphan the better. There's still 408 articles in Category:India articles using field parameter - for instance Talk:Indian bread uses |field=food.
Incidentally, I notice that the documentation includes language when it doesn't seem to be in the template, conversely it doesn't mention roads which does work. Also I can't see any code for group-portal(1-5), group-portal-list(1-5), group-portal-picture(1-5) as per the documentation unless they are transcluded from somewhere. PS Could the text for the auto parameter not have a reference to stubs - there's a bot about to start work on WPI articles that does more than just look at stub templates. FlagSteward (talk) 14:23, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Please amend the templateEdit

Would any administrator please include a new task force "women and gender issues". The new task force page is here. AshLin (talk) 17:21, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Relevant code to be added:

|tf 7=
|TF_7_LINK          = Wikipedia:WikiProject_India/Women_and_gender_issues
|TF_7_NESTED        = Women

AshLin (talk) 18:00, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Or perhaps, this is it :

|tf 7=
|TF_7_TEXT          = This template is supported by the {{{Women and gender issues}}} workgroup.
|TF_7_MAIN_CAT      = India articles using field parameter
|TF_7_LINK          = Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Women and gender issues
|TF_7_NAME          = the Indian women and gender issues workgroup
|TF_7_IMAGE         = Rani_of_jhansi.jpg
|TF_7_QUALITY       = yes
|tf 7 importance=
|TF_7_ASSESSMENT_CAT=India {{{women}}} articles
|TF_7_HOOK = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect
 |ASSESSMENT_CAT    = Indian women and gender issues articles
 |BANNER_NAME       = Template:WikiProject India

AshLin (talk) 18:24, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

  Done I am not able to make the assessment table show up yet. Ganeshk (talk) 00:56, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks :). We have a beginning! AshLin (talk) 02:14, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
The table is working now. Ganeshk (talk) 20:02, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

in parameterEdit

When the in parameter was in the template but did not have a value, i.e. blank, it was placing articles in the wrong category. I have made changes in the sandbox that I think fixes the problem. --Traveler100 (talk) 16:23, 24 March 2012 (UTC) Also started to add state specific photo request categories.--Traveler100 (talk) 17:45, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

  Done I removed some line breaks as well - I wasn't sure if they might break something but I wanted to be on the safe side. Tra (Talk) 00:53, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
It'd be quite nice if image-requested worked as it is described in the documentation - assigning in= automatically based on the presence of any state taskforce tags.FlagSteward (talk) 15:30, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
The syntax is there, just a matter of typing in all the possible parameters. I will get round to it at some point, if no one else does it first. --Traveler100 (talk) 17:22, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Done a few more, please copy sandbox to template. --Traveler100 (talk) 08:53, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
  Done I have copied the sandbox over to the template. Ganeshk (talk) 10:48, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Done a few more, please copy sandbox to template.--Traveler100 (talk) 10:03, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  Done Ganeshk (talk) 13:36, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Changed Chandigarh to Punjab (India) as only two articles with the tab. No need for such deep categories. --Traveler100 (talk) 09:31, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
  Done Ganeshk (talk) 12:59, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

File:India Television icon.svg can be used for the India Television sub project instead of the tricolour svg. --DBigXray 21:41, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

  Done --Hadal (talk) 20:50, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

More changes December 2012Edit

Added placement in sub-categories for chennai, mumbai, hyderabad and mangalore. Please copy text from sandbox --Traveler100 (talk) 09:30, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

I've looked at the proposed changes, and I'm afraid that they may break existing behaviour. Consider the addition of this code:
 |TF_1_HOOK           = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/cats
 |cat 1={{{needs-image|{{{image-needed|}}}}}}
  |CAT_1      = Wikipedia requested photographs in Chennai
However, immediately above that is the existing code:
 |TF_1_HOOK = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect
  |ASSESSMENT_CAT    = Chennai articles
  |BANNER_NAME       = Template:WikiProject India
  |SUPPRESS_NA = yes
The parameter |TF_1_HOOK= has been used twice, and so the second will override the first; as a result, categories like Category:Stub-Class Chennai articles of Low-importance (and those for all the other perutations of class/importance) will be depopulated. If you place the {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/cats}} directly after the existing {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect}}, as in
 |TF_1_HOOK = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect
  |SUPPRESS_NA = yes
 |cat 1={{{needs-image|{{{image-needed|}}}}}}
  |CAT_1      = Wikipedia requested photographs in Chennai
it should work as intended. The same applies for the other three new instances of {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/cats}}. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:52, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
thanks for the advice. Template syntax is not the easiest language to learn. Would this however mean that non of the assessments would be working in the current template? Have updated all in the sandbox.--Traveler100 (talk) 18:58, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
I didn't check the portions which you hadn't intended to alter - I only looked at the Hyderabad problem (below), plus the four new chunks of code for image categories. I didn't look at anything else; but since you mention it, it's quite true: for example, as I type this, Category:Stub-Class Andhra Pradesh articles has 4,350 members, and Category:Low-importance Andhra Pradesh articles has 4,793 members, so you would expect that a fair proportion are in both. This is what we find: for example, Talk:Adivishnu is in both of those categories; but it should also be in Category:Stub-Class Andhra Pradesh articles of Low-importance, yet that is completely empty (as are almost all the other sub-cats of Category:Andhra Pradesh articles by quality and importance).
So yes, the same technique as I described above will be necessary for all the other taskforces where |TF_n_HOOK= was used twice. I see that you've amended the sandbox along those lines, so I think we're good to go now, so   Done. Don't expect that the categories will populate straight away though, the job queue is well over 1,000,000 at present. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:36, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Added some portalsEdit

I added some portals to the applicable projects and taskforces in this templates sandbox. Please implement. Kumioko (talk) 00:26, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

  Question: I fixed some parameter names. I've not copied to the main template though, because I see that the Lakshadweep portal is showing as a redlink. Is that intentional? --Redrose64 (talk) 19:29, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
No I removed it and sorry about the others as well. I must have been tired or something and didn't catch it. Kumioko (talk) 19:35, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 20:05, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

problem in templateEdit

When the parameter hyderabad=yes is set it does not appear to be working.--Traveler100 (talk) 12:10, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

True, this was because the taskforce parameters for Hyderabad had been duplicated by those for Mangalore (both were appearing in slot 10 of the sixth {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}}. I've moved the Mangalore ones down into the next vacant slot (seventh {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}}, slot 2). I've not checked for any other duplication, although I suspect that I may need to do that. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:52, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Replace Wikiproject Orissa -> Wikiproject OdishaEdit

Any admin please replace Wikiproject Orissa to Wikiproject Odisha. --Srikant Kedia 19:46, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

  Done Try using {{editprotected}} to get a speedy response next time. Ganeshk (talk) 12:31, 13 February 2013 (UTC)


Can someone add WikiProject Patna to this template? img- File:Biskoman Bhawan Patna.jpg Portal:Patna {{portal|Patna}} - SHIVAM SETU (U-T-C-E) 18:45, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi again. Where would you like the portal to be added? Is there a Patna task force? (Because if there is, I must have missed it.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 19:08, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm marking this as answered following our discussion on my talk page. Let me know if you get stuck. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:59, 8 August 2013 (UTC)


I won't use "editprotected" because this might be too complicated to fix immediately. A few months ago, someone asked to change Wikiproject Orissa -> Wikiproject Odisha. While that was done, the template still uses "Orissa" in the syntax, and is putting pages into categories named "Orissa". Ardric47 (talk) 16:45, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Goa map isn't up-to-dateEdit

Goa has 12 talukas since April 4th 2011 (see here). I've created a new map with all the 12 talukas. So, could you change the map in the template too, please? --Chumwa (talk) 21:07, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 15 July 2014Edit

Add |telangana=yes, as shown on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Telangana#WikiProject_Telangana_notice, along with |telangana-importance=, as done for other states. I believe I have shown this here. (I wasn't sure of the state of the sandbox.) —PC-XT+ 05:39, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Has this been discussed with WikiProject India? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:57, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
User:MSGJ, thanks for asking! Yikes! I thought I had posted there, but apparently not! Also, I'm not sure if this is a problem, but Telangana appears after some task forces in the testcase, instead of with the other states. So, I closed the request, at least temporarily, while others consider it. Thanks again! —PC-XT+ 09:06, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
WT:Noticeboard for India-related topics#Telangana has support from one editor, and no opposition. I fixed the issue I mentioned above by moving WikiProject Telangana with the other states. (I had placed it after WikiProject Mangalore, not realizing they were divided that way.) I then updated the above diff and reopened this request. Thank you. —PC-XT+ 04:40, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  Donecyberpower ChatOnline 07:54, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't think this is really a problem requiring a whole edit request, but I neglected to place WikiProject Telangana in the proper alphabetical order with the other states. Someone may wish to make that change in a subsequent edit request, which is why I am mentioning it. If it is better to put in the request now, though, feel free to do so, or ask me to do it. Cheers! —PC-XT+ 06:14, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Adding |reassess=yEdit

See Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics#Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Assessment proposal and possible revival and will make the edit request below. -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 14:22, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

|note 8=
|NOTE_8_TEXT = This article has been flagged for a reassessment of its current rating.
|NOTE_8_IMAGE = Blue question mark (italic).svg
|NOTE_8_CAT = India articles needing reassessment

I've tested it in the sandbox and looks to be working. This is my first time dabbling into templates like this so I hope it's right. -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 15:14, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

@Ugog Nizdast: I see that you removed it from the sandbox. What was the problem with it? --Redrose64 (talk) 16:53, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
@Redrose64: Nothing was wrong with it, must have rollbacked myself accidentally. As far as I could make out, the template was working when "yes" was added to it. -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 13:37, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  Done but I've not created Category:India articles needing reassessment --Redrose64 (talk) 13:47, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Have created it, and tested it out too; it now has two article members. Excellent. Thanks for your time, Ugog Nizdast (talk) 14:48, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Field ParameterEdit

Copied from User talk:Ninney

Hi Ninney, I see you inserting "field=government" tag in your article tagging. Is that valid? Cheers, Kautilya3 (talk) 13:38, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

@@Kautilya3:, Refer Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Navigation >> Workgroups >> Government >> Politics.
All article should be categorised in one of the workgroup. Also, their are few workgroups not mentioned in the list such as, Architecture, Sports.
  • For Field parameter ---> |field=Government |field-importance=Low
  • For Wikiproject specific parameters ---> |politics=yes |politics-importance=Low (if the article is supported by Politics of India)
Do let me know, if its a concern, so that I may not use the particular Government workgroup.
Thanks! - Ninney (talk) 14:07, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
The second option you mention politics=yes is what we are supposed to use. I don't know of a "field" paramater. Pinging @Ugog Nizdast: for clarification. Kautilya3 (talk) 15:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
If I understood correctly on what's going on, there isn't any "|field=" parameter in the Project template. There are only individual workgroups; all can be viewed at Template:WPINDIA. How it's categorised at /Navigation (Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Workgroups) seems to be arbitrary, and only the existing workgroups are linked there. -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 06:59, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
The Template Template:WikiProject India clearly mentions of a parameter called as Field parameter.
Described as: field(...field1, field2, field3) - allows for setting up statistics for subject areas even if a taskforce for the subject does not exist. The articles can be moved to the taskforce once it has been setup. For projects using the field parameter, see Category:India articles using field parameter.
Lets further take the discussion on the template talk page itself.
Thanks! - Ninney (talk) 08:39, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

  • What is the use of the FIELD PARAMETER in the template WP India?
    It just generates statement like: This page is supported by the Transport workgroup. or This page is supported by the Railways workgroup. No category of any sort created.
  • Is their a need to use it now?
If yes, then Which one is correct? (|field=Transport or |field=Railways) Refer below example:
  1. {{WikiProject India |class=Stub |importance=Low |field=Transport |field-importance=Low |transport=yes |transport-importance=Low}}
  2. {{WikiProject India |class=Stub |importance=Low |field=Railways |field-importance=Low |transport=yes |transport-importance=Low}}
If no, then their is a need of updating the template WP India on urgent basis.@Kautilya3:, @Ugog Nizdast:, @AshLin:

Thanks! - Ninney (talk) 08:40, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure I follow. You mean |Transport=yes and |Railways=yes, right? I only know that their use is for the various subgroups/subprojects under our main Project. Adding the field is not essential unless you're doing it as part of that specific workgroup. (Personally, I don't do it because it slows me down.) Just like how, in the above example, adding this template would cats like "Stub class India articles of low importance", the field "Transport" would add "Stub class Transport in India articles of low importance". I'm not part of any of these subgroups, and have no idea how active they are. The hierarchy is here Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Workgroups.
Or if you're confused between Transport and Railway, a railway article would be in subproject Transport which is further broken down into sub(sub)project Railways; in short, both. -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 08:53, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
I guess the description of the field parameter in Template:WPINDIA says it all. We can use it if we want to classify articles into areas when there is no workgroup for them. But, when there is an established workgroup already, we should use it. For example, Sitush's new page on Census in India, which easily fits into the history workgroup. Since transport and railways are already workgroups, they don't need to be specified as a "field." Kautilya3 (talk) 09:52, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
If you specify a non-blank value for any one or more of |field= |field1= |field2= |field3=, e.g. |field=government, all that happens is that a short piece of text (like "This pagetype is supported by the government workgroup.") is displayed, and the article is placed in Category:India articles using field parameter. There is no other action, nor is there any validation of the value fed into the parameter. So in theory you could put |field=Anil Kumble and it would display "This pagetype is supported by the Anil Kumble workgroup." But I don't think it's particularly useful, because of the lack of validation and systematic categorisation. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:13, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Listen, if User:Ninney wants to start & maintain a new Workgroup called "Government", along with about twenty thousand dedicated edits & recruiting a dozen others into the group, more power to him! But if he is unwilling to put in that much effort, then a full fledged community consensus is required, followed by recruitment & at least 5000 edits to get the workgroup off to a start! Please remember its not a category & workgroups are NOT to be proliferated just because it seems right! AshLin (talk) 13:26, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 30 August 2015Edit

Request to add the Wikipedia project for Udaipur (Rajasthan). Wikipedia:WikiProject_Udaipur Vishal0soni (talk) 13:49, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

  Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:13, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
I thought this Talk page was the Concensus. I was under impression that upon my request, experts would provide suggestions and their views. If this is not the right place, please let me know where can i put request for concensus to add the Wikipedia project for Udaipur (Rajasthan)Vishal0soni (talk) 14:09, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
On Wikipedia, Consensus is where several people have discussed a matter and agreed on what should be done about it. I see no discussion above: just a request from you without any indication that other people agree to this addition. Nor do I see a related discussion at Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics. If it was discussed and agreed somewhere else, you did not say where that was. See also WP:PER for how protected edit requests are processed. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:09, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for providing guidance. I have initiated a discussion for this at Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics/Archive 60#Requesting_dedicated_project_for_Udaipur_.28WikiProject_Udaipur.29. Kindly have a look, and let me know your thoughts for the same. Vishal0soni (talk) 07:13, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi Redrose64. I would to know thoughts about the ongoing discussion regarding the new wikiproject for Udaipur. Do we have the required consensus now? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vishal0soni (talkcontribs) 02:01, 11 September 2015
The discussion has seven participants: Abecedare, AmritasyaPutra, Human3015, Rsrikanth05, Shyamsunder, SpacemanSpiff, Vishal0soni. Of these, it seems that just two besides yourself (AmritasyaPutra and Human3015) are firmly in favour and would join such a project, if it is created. The others have either not indicated their intention to join, or are against the idea. This low level of support is well below the 6–12 active Wikipedians suggested at WP:WPPRO. My own view is that you should pool your efforts with WikiProject Rajasthan, which is of greater scope and so likely to bring in more people. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:09, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 14 October 2015Edit

Change this:

|tf 7={{{uttar|}}}
 |TF_7_LINK          = Wikipedia:WikiProject Uttar Pradesh
 |TF_7_NAME          = WikiProject Uttar Pradesh
 |TF_7_IMAGE         = Flag of India.svg
 |TF_7_QUALITY       = yes
 |tf 7 importance={{{uttar-importance|}}}
 |TF_7_ASSESSMENT_CAT= Uttar Pradesh articles
 |TF_7_MAIN_CAT      = WikiProject Uttar Pradesh articles
 |TF_7_HOOK = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect

To this:

|tf 7={{{uttar|}}}
 |TF_7_LINK          = Wikipedia:WikiProject Uttar Pradesh
 |TF_7_NAME          = WikiProject Uttar Pradesh
 |TF_7_IMAGE         = Seal of Uttar Pradesh.png
 |TF_7_QUALITY       = yes
 |tf 7 importance={{{uttar-importance|}}}
 |TF_7_ASSESSMENT_CAT= Uttar Pradesh articles
 |TF_7_MAIN_CAT      = WikiProject Uttar Pradesh articles
 |TF_7_HOOK = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect

Only the image was changed to Seal of Uttar Pradesh.png. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 00:22, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

  Done Paine  02:46, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  Question: is there any way you can make the image appear bigger? —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 02:54, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
You could set |TF_7_SIZE= - at present it defaults to x25px which means 25px high. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:31, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done I changed the template to specify a width instead of a height, as there were also many tall images that were indecipherably small. --Ahecht (TALK
) 14:44, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@Ahecht: (i) why did you use the value 38xpx? It's not valid: for an image 38px tall, you should use x38px; for an image to be 38px wide, use 38px. (ii) why did you set most of the image sizes? It was only the one for Uttar Pradesh that needed adjustment. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:10, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@Redrose64: The xpx was a typo in my regex, but I used 38px because it was the current width of the flag image that the majority of the task-forces used as their icon. I set it on all the icons to keep it consistent and because many other icons were illegibly small at 25px high, but feel free to revert me. --Ahecht (TALK
) 21:17, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@Redrose64: were you talking to me (your first comment)? I cannot edit this template. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 21:11, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@Redrose64: when he put 38xpx, it seemed to have made a difference. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 21:14, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
My comment of 08:31, 14 October 2015 was directed at anybody who had already contributed - primarily Skyllfully but also Paine Ellsworth. You don't need to be able to edit the template to try this out - the normal way of proposing a change to a protected template is to copy the live template to its sandbox (in this case Template:WikiProject India/sandbox), make your changes in that and test them (see WP:TESTCASES), and then make your protected edit request.
38xpx probably seemed to make a difference because it can't be interpreted as a valid value, so the parser tried the best it could. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:32, 14 October 2015 (UTC)


Can Udaipur be added to the template? It was discussed here as a city taskforce for WP India and brought up again at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Udaipur but Category:Udaipur articles by quality remains empty. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:22, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

It would be like this I believe:

|tf 11={{{udaipur|}}}
 |TF_11_LINK          = Wikipedia:WikiProject Udaipur
 |TF_11_NAME          = WikiProject Udaipur
 |TF_11_IMAGE         = Flag of India.svg
 |TF_11_QUALITY       = yes
 |tf 11 importance={{{udaipur-importance|}}}
 |TF_11_ASSESSMENT_CAT= Udaipur articles
 |TF_11_MAIN_CAT      = WikiProject Udaipur articles
 |TF_11_HOOK = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect

I don't have enough to trust myself to do. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:25, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

No, it wouldn't be like that, because {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}} does not recognise |tf 11= etc. and you've left {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/qualimpintersect}} unfinished. Also, it's best to sandbox your proposal, at Template:WikiProject India/sandbox, so that it may be tested before deployment, see WP:TESTCASES. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:24, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Hello @Redrose64:, The sandbox for Template:WikiProject India is updated to include Udaipur as a city parameter. Need some help from Admins to copy this into the actual template.Vishal0soni (talk) 06:16, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
It seems that MSGJ (talk · contribs) has made the appropriate edits. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:33, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 23 December 2015Edit

|HOOK_ASSESS = {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/bchecklist
 |BANNER_NAME=Template:WikiProject India

-- Pankaj Jain Capankajsmilyo (talk · contribs · count) 20:45, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

  Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:46, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
How can I do that? Where to post it for consensus building? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Capankajsmilyo (talkcontribs) 18:49, 25 December 2015
What about WT:IN? --Redrose64 (talk) 09:55, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Probable updates required in Template for Wikiproject UdaipurEdit

Hello, We have an on-going discussion about working on a dedicated Wikiproject for Udaipur. The project page for WikiProject Udaipur and most other structure is already prepared, but still we are getting some trouble with updates in the statistics. Currently, the values visible in the table are result of manual addition of the relevant categories. When we add some categories manually to article's talk page, they start appearing in the table. But we are not sure about process of automating this. Probably some changes will be required in the WP:India template to make this happen automatically. Can someone please help us out on this. Vishal0soni (talk) 06:51, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 12 March 2016Edit

Adding of WP:WikiProject Visakhapatnam to the list Vin09(talk) 08:49, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

  Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:49, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 27 August 2016Edit

I feel it would be better if picture 'File:13.buddha bihar.JPG' is added as template picture of Wikiproject Bihar replacing the Indian flag. Also link to the bihar portal can be added as already present to the left of many. Thanks Pratyush 12:42, 27 August 2016 (UTC) Pratyush 12:42, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

'File:13.buddha bihar.JPG' and link to Bihar portal added in the template's sandbox. Please update the template. Thanks

Pratyush 13:02, 27 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by PratyushSinha101 (talkcontribs)

  Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. Izno (talk) 15:34, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
I added the link to the portal as requested. Don't think that was controversial — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 15:40, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Sir, regarding change of image, I don't think that is controversial to be established a consensus. Alot of other wikiprojects of the page have used a map, state symbol, monument and other random pictures. The picture I want to propose to use is of a pilgrimage and tourist place called The Great Buddha. This picture will serve best because Bihar happens to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment and Buddhism was born.

Pratyush 16:21, 27 August 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by PratyushSinha101 (talkcontribs) There has been no reply for more than a month. It should be assumed there is concensus. Pratyush (talk) 19:04, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

@PratyushSinha101: Please link to the discussion - I don't see one at WT:WikiProject India. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:21, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
@Redrose64: I was talking about the current page, no one said anything for a month. Though after I saw your reply, I have created a section at WT: WikiProject India. Pratyush (talk) 19:35, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
Thankyou; the thing is, this page has 42 watchers (just 10 of which are active), whereas WT:WikiProject India has 575 watchers (105 active) - so a post there is more than ten times as likely to get a response. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:02, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
I see. For states with no image, an Indian flag is used. There is a proposal to change that flag to this image. I say support. Anything specific is better than the country's flag, and anyone else can change to another image with further discussion. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:53, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  Added — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:59, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Edit of WikiProject Rajasthan NoticeEdit

Please edit Wikipedia:WikiProject Rajasthan's notice to incorporate this image for the purpose of WikiProject Rajasthan's indicative image. Please also add a link to Portal:Rajasthan with the same image as indicative image on WikiProject Rajasthan Notice.

< commented images as they give fixed image only now >

This is a request by me to an administrator using:

Please do it ASAP. JPskylight (talk) 13:54, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

  Done per above discussion regarding replacement of flag with specific images. – Train2104 (t • c) 14:15, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
@Train2104: Indicative image for Portal:Rajasthan is not appearing in WikiProject Rajasthan Notice. If this svg file is creating problem than please use this png file. JPskylight (talk) 15:08, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
It's appearing for me, including in your example above. Please try purging the page. – Train2104 (t • c) 15:09, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Fixed. That required editing Module:Portal/images/r. – Train2104 (t • c) 15:12, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 15 January 2018Edit

In the main text of the template, "India" should be a link to that page.
OLD: ... which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of India-related topics. If you would like to participate ...
NEW: ... which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of India-related topics. If you would like to participate ...
Takatiej (talk) 05:47, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

  Done for consistency with a few other Wikiproject templates that I looked at. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:48, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 15 August 2018Edit

Update map image for Andhra Pradesh from "File:AndhraPradesh Small.png" to "File:Location map India Andhra Pradesh.png".

The current map used is outdated now since the was divided between AP and Telangana (also in the Template) in 2014. Gotitbro (talk) 20:28, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

  Done However, I'm using File:IN-AP.svg instead, as the inset thumbnail on the proposed image would be confusing at the very small size being used here. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:08, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Actually, I made my own crop of that image, File:IN-AP small.png, and used that. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:20, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

PNG --> SVGEdit

I suggest to replace   by  . Thomas Linard (talk) 23:55, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

  Note: please explain your rationale — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:44, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@Thomas Linard:xaosflux Talk 01:40, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, my rationale is in line with CAT:SVG and Wikipedia:Collaboration to convert graphs to SVG: the PNG is blurry, and the SVG file produces a more crisp image. Thomas Linard (talk) 08:17, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  Done Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 21:50, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Add left image for WP GoaEdit

The Goa Portal used to feature the image File:GOA Colva Beach - panoramio.jpg as its portal image. With the portal gone, can it be added to the left side of WP Goa? SerTanmay (talk) 12:44, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done As this was the portal's image, this seems uncontroversial, so will implement. Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 20:05, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 10 August 2019Edit

Add File:Redfortdelhi1.jpg as left image for Delhi (|delhi=yes). This is image of Red Fort, it's one of most notable place in Delhi.-- CptViraj (📧) 17:36, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:08, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
  Thank you -- CptViraj (📧) 03:18, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Please add WikiProject LadakhEdit

Ladakh is now a union territory. I would request to add WikiProject Ladakh.

{{WP India|ladakh=yes|ladakh-importance=}} — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soumitrahazra (talkcontribs) 10:11, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Return to "WikiProject India" page.