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Neo-Calvinist Influence on the American Solidarity PartyEdit

You mention Neo-Calvinist influence in edit https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Solidarity_Party&oldid=728992192 I'm not familiar with Neo-Calvinsim. What influences are you aware of? Desmond —Preceding undated comment added 21:25, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for your warm welcome. I would have appreciated the cookies more if you sent it with a glass of milk. :) HarrisOaferina 07:25, 22 January 2015 (UTC) Harris


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Crissy Moran editEdit

In this edit to the Crissy Moran article, you added a name "Presley" but you never mention previously who Presley is. Could you clarify this? Dismas|(talk) 23:35, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

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Theory of Pashtun descent from RajputsEdit

That was a redirect, you weren't restoring content. Bellew is mentioned in Pashtun people. Dougweller (talk) 12:17, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Your BS Kenny Britt Edit RemovalEdit

He's not a ram, that was a rumor. All I changed was marking him as a free agent, which he is. Source: check any football site. any. My edit stands, and I'm going to remake it. Stop spreading misinformation.

GD 66 bEdit

I see you reverted my conversion of GD 66 b into a redirect. Please note that the object GD 66 b is a non-existent planet, as detailed in the article GD 66, which gives the history of the detection and the reasons why there is no evidence that this system hosts a planet. As such it makes no sense to have an article giving all the information as though this were a real object, it is misleading to readers who might come across it. (Certainly one of the researchers who is involved in this is rather amused that Wikipedia rushed to get an article about this planet up [1]) I'd nominate it for deletion but as an anonymous user this is impossible for me. 77.56.99.23 (talk) 20:38, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Alan ClarkEdit

Hi Anupam. First, congratulations on your dilligence in making extensive contributions to Wikipedia. Second, Alan Clark's infidelities were common knowledge in the UK during his lifetime, and interviewers sometimes pressed him on this matter. (There is a reference to his relationships with the Harknesses elsewhere in the article, and there are brief references to other such relationships in the diaries.) He never attempted to deny what he did. This aspect of his life is one of the things for which he is best remembered; I think that to make mention of his infidelities - especially after his death - comes well within the realm of what is accepted as fair comment within the North American and UK media.

In the strict legal sense, I don't think it's possible to defame the dead. It would be hard to write a meaningful account of the lives of Edward VII or the first Duke of Wellington without making a passing mention of their mistresses, and I think the same is true of Clark. If you think I've overlooked something please let me know. Kind regards, David H. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.100.245.61 (talk) 21:32, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

God's Not Dead (film)Edit

If you want to participate in the inclusion and exclusion of information in the article, I don't believe it's too much to ask that you participate in the discussion going on on the talk page. Your justification of 'improper synthesis' is both false and not conducive to the production of a good article. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 04:22, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

You are grossly mischaracterizing what was said in the article in order to argue the point. There was no original research done, there was no synthesis of information, there was simply the presentation of a claim, several sources which support that claim, and several additional sources for good measure. You are reading too much into the edit. Please participate in discussion 'before' blanking sections of the article or making demands upon others to do so. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 04:32, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
You are continuing to grossly misrepresent what was claimed in the article, what is contained in the sources, and what wikipedia guidelines are regarding the issue. Read WP:SELFSOURCE, pay attention to the notability and credible expertise of the atheist source cited, please perform a careful re-reading of the claims in question and please try to make a case for original research instead of simply repeating the phrase. I have already responded to you on the article's talk page. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 05:03, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Inappropriate use of TwinkleEdit

Hi Anupam, please be more careful when reverting valid edits, as you did here, without an edit summary. This inappropriate revert led to the above-linked WP:ANI complaint, as well as, seemingly, plenty of other stress. Remember, Wikipedia:IPs are human too; and also please try to use edit summaries where necessary. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 13:10, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

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A kitten for you!Edit

Thanks for your support, but I am actually trying to stay out of editing Christian camps/schools for the foreseeable future.

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Thanks for the BarnstarEdit

Hi Anupam, Thank you for the barnstar. With best regards! --Ganesh Paudel (talk) 08:32, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstarEdit

Hey Anupam, thanks for this wikilove dose :) I created the article as some preliminary work for a 10-hour Wikipedia:WikiProject Miró/Global Challenge wikipedia editing party that will take place this Saturday. You'll be most welcome to take part if it sounds appealing to you. Cheers! --ESM (talk) 22:30, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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ContradictionEdit

You are contradicting yourself if you subscribe to two denominations at once. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.95.123.216 (talk) 07:56, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

John Taylor and your kind wordsEdit

Thank you so much for reviewing John Taylor, and for stopping by my page and leaving such kind words. Clare. (talk) 11:42, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

AtheismEdit

Hi Anupam. Once upon a time you thanked me for an edit in the article atheism. Currently it seems to me that an editor is trying to bulldoze through the deletion of the entire section dealing with state atheism. You might like to review the talk page. Ozhistory (talk) 12:01, 23 May 2014 (UTC)\

Ah I see that you are already involved. Sorry. Ozhistory (talk) 12:13, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstarEdit

Thanks for the anti-vandalism barnstar :-) I just wanted to let you know, the amount of vandalism made on South Asian related articles is extremely high. F.e, on the Pakistani people article it seems like a neverending story. It's very tiresome. (probably you know this all already)

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Another thanks for the barnstarEdit

Thanks for the barnstar, Anupam.   Well I see you have enough discussions to start archiving. Should I archive some older discussions for you? Jim Carter (talk) 11:06, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

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Notability tag on article MazoniEdit

Hi Anupam, i saw your notability tag on article i am creating, i want to inform you that i am working on the article and that this article is under major collaborative construction, its about a company that is rebranded and has been merged in january 2014, therefore its major challenge to find second party media links as of now, but i trying to find the good references and working on the article to make it better, i hope this clarifies any misunderstanding, so i request your to please reconsider your notability tag and give me time to bring the article in good light. thank you Salemandar (talk) 14:51, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

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Jane SomervilleEdit

Hi Anupam. To say Jane Somerville does not meet Notability is a real insult. Please refer to the talk page. Picknick99 (talk) 08:37, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Jane SomervilleEdit

Hi Anupam, please don't worry about it. I was maybe just being a little impatient myself. It's just that I had only just written the page and not yet inserted the references. It's just that I've had a few negative experiences on here and it's made me a bit defensive. To be honest, I welcome constructive criticism. If you have time you could maybe take a quick look at a couple of my others about which I've had some slights disagreements over notability and references. They are Kevin Howarth and Simon Rumley. But only if you want to, please don't feel obliged. Thanks Picknick99 (talk) 18:21, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments - PakistanEdit

Hi Anupam!

Wiki Loves Monuments, the world's largest photography competition, will be taking place in Pakistan this September. The competition is all about capturing the cultural monuments and heritage sites of Pakistan and uploading these images on Commons to create an online repository which will be freely available to all.

Start taking photos of the sites enlisted here and upload them in September to be eligible for national and international prizes.

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cheers for looking at the pages. Picknick99 (talk) 21:25, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: Barnstar/Freedom PlanetEdit

Thank you! I'm not sure how you found the article, though, as it's currently an orphan and video games don't seem to be one of your major areas of interest here. Tezero (talk) 02:45, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editorsEdit

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Citations in articles about competition reality TV showsEdit

Hi. Regarding these edits: [2], [3], [4], can you offer your opinion in this discussion? It is sorely needed. Thank you. Nightscream (talk) 22:32, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Justin BieberEdit

Refresher on WP:BLP: "We must get the article right. Be very firm about the use of high-quality sources.... Biographies of living persons ("BLP"s) must be written conservatively and with regard for the subject's privacy. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a tabloid: it is not Wikipedia's job to be sensationalist, or to be the primary vehicle for the spread of titillating claims about people's lives..." Please don't add content that relies on rumor and hearsay. --NeilN talk to me 05:06, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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Iraqi People's CoalitionEdit

Thanks for deleting that. It was my bad - I thought I was just making an infobox template, and then once I realised what I'd done I was unsure how to mark it for speedy deletion. MrPenguin20 (talk) 10:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Page deletionEdit

Hello

You recently messaged me saying that the page Founder Commodities meets the criteria for speedy deletion. I am sorry if it does and you may delete it if you want :/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sweetune (talkcontribs) 07:16, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: Page deletionEdit

Thanks for the reply. I'll add some more sources and try to make it less advertise-y :D — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sweetune (talkcontribs) 07:26, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Hindu KushEdit

Salaam UserAnupam! Appreciate your concern. Simply, not a very frequent visitor, but enthusiastic about keeping the right thing up. Quick copy and paste from the Persian page of that same article, inadvertently left it that way. Though I took efforts to take the IPA character, surfing all the way to its page, to write the edit summary.

So I did not choose it intentionally. It is corrected though. The ball's in your court.

Cheers!

AzgsTalk 23:10, 22 June 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Azgs (talkcontribs)

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New disclosure requirementsEdit

Hi Anupam! Just as a quick heads up, as I assume you wouldn't be aware of this yet and that it may relate to some of your editing, recently the Terms of Use for Wikimedia projects was updated to require paid editors to disclose their clients when making edits for which they expect to receive compensation. You have a couple of options as to how - you can do this through your user page, in the edit summaries, or on the article's talk page - but some form of disclosure is now required. - Bilby (talk) 02:24, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Dentzz Dental DeletionEdit

Hey Anupam, I am writing an article about Dentzz Dental Clinics. It is about Dentzz Dental Clinics in India. As far as possible, I have tried to stick to wikipedia's guidelines for writing an article. However, there may be some discrepancies in it. Your help in making it adhere to wikipedia's guidelines will be highly appreciated. Request you to let me know what content in the article makes it promotional in nature so that I can remove it. --Gadhiaharsh (talk) 12:35, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Social DarwinismEdit

Hi Anupam, I just added a discussion topic about the article Social Darwinism, and I thought you might be interested in expressing your opinion. I'd appreciate it.--Goose friend (talk) 02:07, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Pakistani Cultural Heritage - Edit DriveEdit

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Thank you!Edit

I just wanted to say thank you for the barnstar. It was very kind and much appreciated, and it's nice to see other people reading the articles I write! The Drover's Wife (talk) 07:31, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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ThanksEdit

I appreciate your welcome. HaleAgnes (talk) 05:03, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

I appreciate your welcome. HaleAgnes (talk) 05:04, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

???Edit

Reads like an advertisement??? Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps gives the bare-bones facts of a newborn organization. There is no attempt to sell anything, only to convey a bit of knowledge about the last of the currently active junior drum and bugle corps in North America to have an article in the Wikipedia. Yes, there may be issues with the article, but it is only a stub which still contains more accurate information than many new articles... As the organization ages and progresses, more information will be available to be added, and more references will be cited.

I had hardly posted this article and was searching for the appropriate stub tags, when you jumped in and tagged it for multiple offenses to your ideas of what is right and proper for inclusion in Wikipedia. I have now calmed down enough to refrain from throwing epithets in your direction, but come on... WikiProject Drum Corps was once a flourishing activity on Wikipedia, yet when people posted new articles only to have them almost instantly tagged and deleted for "lack of notability" and sundry other causes, several dozen editors became disenchanted departed Wikipedia in disgust. GWFrog (talk) 05:43, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

You, like several other are under the mistaken impression that Drum Corps International and the organizations that compete under its umbrella are one and the same. This is not now nor has never been the case, much as the teams within any athletic conference or sports league are independent from each other. Each drum corps is an independent organization, except for the four that sponsor more than one corps. Yes, I referred to the corps' webpage and to its Facebook page, but also to DCI, a separate entity, negating your argument that I have used only one source. I had fully expected to use an additional, independent source, but the articles I expected to see with mention of the corps have not yet been published and will be referenced as soon as available.GWFrog (talk) 07:27, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Jeffrey TravisEdit

Thank you for reviewing Jeffrey Travis. As for the tags, I'm knew to wiki and not sure what they mean. Could you let me know how I can fix the page for them to be removed? Thank you Baxter1989 (talk) 07:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Dear Anupam, Many thanks for the barnstar. That's very nice of you. See you! -- CaTi0604 (talk) 07:38, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation NewsletterEdit


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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


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I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [7]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
  • Proofreading drives

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Nomination of King Products for deletionEdit

 

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Nomination of Mechanical Plastics Corp. for deletionEdit

 

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Thanks for the honest welcome. I was interested in this because of current political propaganda running in Sri Lanka. But myself is little bit worried though; I need to ask you that is there any vulnerability towards wikipedia editor, by revealing their real identity? If not it's my pleasure to continue editing through valuable sources. Regards--Kalakannija (talk) 20:33, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for the moral support about Article Dr. Syed Shahzad Ali Najmi. --Nida Farooqi (talk) 12:36, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello from Peaceful PeacefulEdit

Sir, What do you think about article Shahzad Ali Najmi will it be delete or will it be include in Wikipedia?--Peaceful Peaceful (talk) 15:47, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

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Please don't remove dispute tags while the dispute is ongoingEdit

It's extremely bad form to remove tags while a dispute is ongoing. Much worse when there's a conflict of interest as you have. Please restore it and don't remove it until we have resolved the concerns. --Ronz (talk) 00:35, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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Congratulations!Edit

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Aaron SilvermanEdit

With respect: I believe the advert and notability tags you have placed on the entry are inappropriate. I have provided my understanding re policy on the entry's Talk page. If you differ, please discuss. If upon consideration of the sources as provided by the cites and a review of their language and content you amend your first judgement, please revert. Thank you. AtomikWeasel (talk) 22:35, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Dear Anupam: I thank you for your thoughts on my Talk page. I feel that the present cites, given their content, quality, and specific content are sufficient for establishing notability and for the particular statements made in the entry. With your agreement, then, I will remove the templates – I'll note that though I feel the present cites are sufficient, I expect further information and further cites as well. I thank you for your comments, your congenial cooperation and discussion, and your commitment to WP. AtomikWeasel (talk) 23:44, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the BarnstarEdit

Very appreciate your encouragement. JohnThorne (talk) 22:59, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

re barnstarEdit

Thanks:)!!!!!!!:)--Old Time Music Fan (talk) 00:34, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks very much for the barnstar, it means a lot :) Mrjohncummings (talk) 16:51, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Hindustani language editsEdit

Anupam, can you review the edits made by 76.68.127.10 (talk · contribs) to Hindustani language and related articles? To me they appear to be typical POV pushing, but given your contributions to those pages, you are better positioned to judge and see if there is anything in them worth retaining. Thanks. Abecedare (talk) 23:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the confirmation and the source, Anupam. Hopefully the IP will stop edit-warring, or discuss, before they need to be blocked or the pages protected. Cheers. Abecedare (talk) 17:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Did my deletion contest go through?Edit

First time with wiki and I'm not sure what I'm doing. Working on the entry for Test Group (The Movie). Can I keep working on the article without fear of deletion? Thanks for doing your part in keeping this place in check.Krowface (talk) 18:56, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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Richard Elmore notabilityEdit

Hi Anupam, on Richard Elmore's notability, I had already left a preemptive message on the talk page about meeting PROF5. If this is satisfactory, please revert your notability cleanup tag. czar  03:33, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for the barnstar...Edit

also these articles aren't orphans, they are linked by a template included in hundreds of articles - just not updated immediately. Cheers...Carlossuarez46 (talk) 19:27, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

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Tumhari haqeeqatEdit

Tum aik harami hindu khanzeer ho behnchod mein nassli kashmiri Butt hoon, mujhey apni nassal ka tujh jaise neech zaat harami hindu sey ziada pata hai, tum behnchod kutti nassal ke dalle insaan ho

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A lunar calendar of the kind used by the ancient Greeks, like that still used by Jews, normally has 12 lunar months, but adds every few years an intercalary lunar month, making that year a 13-month year. In such a calendar it is nonsense to speak of a particular date as that fixed for the solstice: only after 19 years will the solstice return to approximately the same day of the same lunar month. Yet in the long quotation that you give, that book states: This arrangement became an administrative problem for the Roman Empire as it tried to coordinate the solar Julian calendar with the lunar calendars of its provinces in the east. While the Romans could roughly match the months in the two systems, the four cardinal points of the solar year--the two equinoxes and solstices--still fell on different dates. Even ignoring the Roman solar calendar, they fell in any lunar calendar on a different date each year from the year before, and the year after, and the year after that again! What stable lunar calendar date existed for comparison with that in the Roman solar calendar? It goes on: By the time of the first century, the calendar date of the winter solstice in Egypt and Palestine was eleven to twelve days later than the date in Rome. For one thing, Palestine had a lunar calendar and Egypt a very different solar calendar. An "Egypt and Palestine" date is nonsense. As far back as the time of Herodotus, the Greeks explicitly recognized the much greater accuracy of the Egyptian calendar for indicating the length of the real year. In fact the Greek calendar made only a very rough approximation to the length of the real year and for that reason had to be adjusted by adding a whole month every few years, to bring it a bit closer to the length of the real year. Both Greeks and Egyptians knew how to calculate the date on their respective calendars when the solstice was to occur, just as we can calculate the date on our calendar when the solstice will occur. You do know, of course, that in our calendar the December solstice, for instance, is sometimes on 21 December as in 2014 and sometimes on 22 December as in 2015. (I refer to UTC/GMT, of course. In India, it will already be 22 December even this year at the moment of the solstice.) Since the date of the solstice isn't quite fixed even on our solar calendar, what is this nonsense about a fixed date for it on a lunar calendar, on which it will appear not only on different days of the month but even in different lunar months in successive years? The book goes on: As a result the Incarnation came to be celebrated on different days in different parts of the Empire. The Incarnation, you surely know, is celebrated in March. I presume the writer meant, not the Incarnation, but the Birth of Jesus, which is celebrated in December, close to the date of the December solstice, a practice that began in the West and was only later accepted in the East. The imaginative The Western Church, in its desire to be universal, eventually took them both--one became Christmas, one Epiphany--with a resulting twelve days in between needs no comment except to say it is imaginative. Over time this hiatus became invested with specific Christian meaning. The Church gradually filled these days with saints, some connected to the birth narratives in Gospels (Holy Innocents' Day, December 28, in honor of the infants slaughtered by Herod; St. John the Evangelist, "the Beloved," December 27; St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, December 26; the Holy Family, December 31; the Virgin Mary, January 1). So, according to this book, what it declares to be a hiatus was filled only in the second half of the 20th century (Feast of the Holy Family, which is celebrated on 31 December only if that day is a Sunday)! And it makes this statement in relation to a Council of Tours held 14 centuries earlier! That council found no 12-day "hiatus" there (as it found no "hiatus" in the whole month of August, even for a single day), except perhaps for 1–3 January, since each day of 25-31 December and 4-6 January was already the feast of a saint, with 1-3 January devoted by earlier decisions (the "Fathers") to be days of penance, and declared by the Council of Tours itself to be days of fasting for monks. Esoglou (talk) 18:11, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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12th NightEdit

Just wondering if you've read the talk page. Obviously we have to present both views on the date, but Natty disagrees. Dougweller (talk) 19:23, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

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Re:A barnstar for you!Edit

Thanks. :) Jackninja5 (talk) 06:53, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

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Language-population update projectEdit

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:46, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Cool. If you check the talk of the category page I linked to above, we're sorting the articles by population, as so far have done everything over 13,000 (about 2/3). One editor is doing nearly all the work, while I'm spending more time with AIATSIS and ethnic population citations right now. You might want to check whether they're online, or which chunk they're working on, so there aren't any edit conflicts. — kwami (talk) 21:11, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

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YahwehSavesEdit

I'm not sure if you can facilitate, but I might also suggest keeping an eye on YahwehSaves, continuing to use 75.79.31.20 as a sockpuppet. I'm active-duty military, so I can't dedicate the time necessary to back-track/research all the uncited/unreferenced/original content edits made (Chesty Puller, George Armstrong Custer, Fergie Jenkins, "A" Device), some resulting in edit wars. He's been disruptive for years, I just don't have the time to pursue him anymore. Sorry for any inconvenience Bullmoosebell (talk) 02:27, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Easter eggEdit

Hi there,

I think you almost total reversion at Easter egg was inappropriate, given the nature and scale of the work done. The article as I found it was in a very poor state, with huge WP:UNDUE on the alleged Christian symbolism (which is still there in parts I haven't finished]], poor referencing (almost all of aforementioned symbolism sourced from articles or books which don't meet WP:V standards.

I've reverted to my version, because I think we need to work from there if you have concerns over WP:SYNTH etc.

Large parts of the old article can't really stand.

Let's talk on the article talk page, but i'm pretty certain that this article needs the overhaul. OwainDavies (about)(talk) edited at 08:02, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the BarnstarEdit

From the desert of southwest Arizona, thanks for the Barnstar. (I have given a couple in my "tour of duty".)Mmcannis (talk) 23:11, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for the barnstar, coming a year to the day after my first contribution. Frankly, doing articles on Jesuit works around the world is the most pleasant thing one could retire to, so encouraging. Jzsj (talk) 23:11, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

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I moved "Captionbot" to it's Draft PageEdit

I found numerous sources and I just contacted the original author to fix the article. I also wanted to let you know about this since I added the sources in its talk page. Yoshiman6464 (talk) 03:15, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and FellowshipsEdit

 

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United Methodist IssuesEdit

Hi! I am glad other contributors/users are working to help improve pages for denominations and provide accurate information. While much of the condensing you contributed was accurate, some of the wordage could be interpreted as one-sided or even offensive. First, trans* people do not refer to themselves with 'transgenderism' so that is not accurate or suitable. Secondly, official statements from Annual Conferences, Committees, and official agencies are official of the policies and positions of those Conferences and denominational organizations. For example, more than 18 Annual Conferences support same-gender marriage and that should be included in any discussion on differing views in the denomination. SeminarianJohn (talk) 08:17, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Also, you added a statement that states that the UMC does not give funds to LGBT causes and, while in a limited sense that is accurate, that does not also include information that congregations and conferences can, and do, give funds to those groups. While this is only one example, Foundry United Methodist Church regularly holds capital campaigns for Gay Pride.(Pride 2016 Foundry United Methodist Church) If a larger example can be found, do you think that could be included?

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Riley Steele has married Andrea DiprèEdit

Riley Steele (her real name is Brittni Anne Palmer) has married on Novembere 12 2015 Andrea Diprè in Van Nuys (Los Angeles). The evidences are in these two YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEDzFihzQ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSmQ6V2_A5I Where can I send you the copy of the marriage certificate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.17.111.169 (talk) 23:41, 18 June 2016 (UTC) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Official_registered_marriage_certifiate.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.17.111.169 (talk) 23:43, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello!Edit

Hello i would like to thank you for your act of kindness and generosity in awarding me The Writer's Barnstar i'm happy to see someone's appreciating my work. Cheers! BineMai 10:04, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

Hi Anupam, thanks for the barnstar. I've been working on Roman "limes" articles and hope to further expand Limes Britannicus in the near future. May also move onto some theological articles in due course. --Bermicourt (talk) 18:43, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

Thank you for the barnstar. I have been wanting to work on Christian perfection for years but never got around to it. Happy editing. Ltwin (talk) 20:41, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

coauthors is deprecatedEdit

I saw this edit you made to Alcohol withdrawal syndrome where you added a cite template with a |coauthors= parameter. Please note that that parameter has been deprecated for years and should no longer be used. Most of the time, numbered author names like |last1=/|first1=, |last2=/|first2= should be used instead. If this was come automated editing tool that you used to add the reference, please tell me which one so I can ask its maintainer to update it. Jason Quinn (talk) 11:19, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Dear User:Jason Quinn, thank you very much for fixing my talk page and for the message. Yes, I simply click on "Cite" and then click on "Book" or "Website". The "Coauthors" parameter is there. I hope this helps. With regards, AnupamTalk 16:58, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Anupam. I moved your message here to keep the discussion in one place. Thank you for your reply. I see now. You are using the old style cite toolbar. I thought those had been fixed already to remove some deprecated parameters. Guess not. Jason Quinn (talk) 19:23, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Scapular of Our Lady of WalsinghamEdit

Hi there, I was wondering whether you have any sources (including informal/anecdotal) on the Scapular of Our Lady of Walsingham aside from the ones you give in the article. The reason I ask is that your sources do not support the present tense of the article.

I myself am a member of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham and, contrary to the claim in the article, the Society does not invest one in the scapular on joining. Indeed, I cannot find any evidence to suggest that this scapular is still in use - all mentions of the scapular's existence seem to date from the early 20th century. The more recent sources you give in the article do not mention the scapular, so the article violates WP:SYNTH to a large extent.

If I am right and this scapular is extinct, the article ought to be rewritten to reflect this. It would also be worthwhile to find out when it fell out of use and why, and to incorporate this information into the article.--Newbiepedian (talk · contribs · X! · logs) 03:21, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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Hey hope you are doing well. There is a page is being considered for deletion: List of Christian Nobel laureates, If you interested to give your opinion.-- Jobas (talk) 20:03, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

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Switchblade JesusEdit

We are sorry we deleted the Speedy Link on top before we read your post, that was a complete and honest mistake. But please don't remove the page, we're trying to build up our City's reputation and entertainment. If by the grace it stays can you please correct the name to say Switchblade Jesus with Jesus as capitalized like Switchblade. Shattered Sun is one other band here and they are allowed to have theirs up, we are just trying to build more.

Thank you for your consideration. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HRTokeNstuff (talkcontribs) 00:45, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the BarnstarEdit

Very appreciate the Barnstar. It encourages me to uphold the high quality of information in the Wikipedia. Peace. JohnThorne (talk) 22:40, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

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Declined speedy deletion nomination of To the Wind and On To HeavenEdit

Hello Anupam. Speedy deletion work is important and I do appreciate the effort. I would just ask that you please review the criteria carefully because accuracy is also important. On that issue, I have declined your speedy deletion nomination of To the Wind and On To Heaven as an article that does not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the topic under CSD A7. That criterion did not apply because the article was about an album, and A7 only applies to articles on real persons or groups, individual animals, organisations, web content and organised events. Albums come under A9, but that also did not apply because it is only for articles on musical recordings where none of the contributing recording artists has an article. Adam9007 (talk) 04:15, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Santa ClausEdit

Santa Claus was created either by Irving's A History of New York (1809) or by Moore's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (1821).[8] Either way, that's well before Dickens. Pandas and people (talk) 00:03, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Please Someone deleted Gülbahar (Kösem Sultan's sister) and Yasemin (Kösem Sultan's sister)Edit

A lot of Greek source has got information about Kösem sultan's 3 siblings. Gülbahar Yasemin, Peter. Please, Do not delete the correct information page. Instead of you change Mahfiruz Hatun's Vandalism page. Someone(Keivan.f) obsessed me. It changes everything with source. If Vandalism continues, I'll exit from wikipedia. I spend time. Someone always changes. I know Greece, Turkish, English. If you know, please do more anymore. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sulmerruhtan (talkcontribs) 07:40, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

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Your file mover requestEdit

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New Page Review - newsletter No.2Edit

Hello Anupam,
A HUGE backlog

We now have 696 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

 
Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

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New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator electionsEdit

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New Page Review - newsletter No.3Edit

Hello Anupam,

Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 696 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
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I have unreviewed a page you curatedEdit

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Re-initiating INCOTMEdit

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Respected Sir

Can I have your vote here. [9] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 39.50.67.36 (talk) 12:40, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4Edit

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Need some helpEdit

Hi, I am new on Wikipedia and I am creating a page about a film director Lom Harsh. I need your help in creating this page bcoz it deleted by two times. Plz suggest or help in creating this page. Ankitkmwt (talk) 28 june 2017 —Preceding undated comment added 07:47, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you!Edit

  Thank you! CASPER 11:32, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for your move and preventing me from looking stupid for more than a few minutes. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   03:00, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Your editing history (number of highest edits) is very moving to me. It shows your engagement with the world and the faith. Your thank you to me on my talk page means about ten times more to me than a thank you from Jimbo Wales. The Very Best of Regards, Barbara (WVS)   03:15, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks and need for sourcesEdit

Hi Anupam, Many thanks for your help at Criticism of Protestantism!! As regards those who believe in the real presence I had to tweak it a bit, given some research I did in the net, and also since your sources didn't really say "majority". The source I got is not really that good but it actually says "most". I suggest we keep on looking. Thanks. Marax (talk) 12:12, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Anupam, thanks again for all your help, and your latest note. :) The present numbers come from Gordon-Conwell, which I believe has great prominence among Protestants and therefore, in my opinion, abides by the wp reliable sources: http://www.gordonconwell.edu/academics/Faculty.cfm Hope this is ok. Marax (talk) 05:50, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

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The Shina language and DevanagariEdit

Hi! In this addition to Shina language you cite Cardona's book for the use of the Devanagari script for the language. I've had a look at the book (to be precise, the 2003 version, which afaik should be identical in content to the 2007 reprint that you cite), and I wasn't able to verify that. On the page cited (947) there's no discussion of Shina at all: the page is about passives in Kashmiri. There is a little paragraph elsewhere (p. 823, which according to the index is the only passage that discusses the writing system of Shina) and the only thing it mentions in connection with Devanagari is that it was proposed in the 1970s by Rajapurohit for the Darsi variety. Is there any way you could double check this was the exact book you meant to cite there? Many thanks! – Uanfala 22:08, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Eucharist orderingEdit

Hi Anupam, Just for you to understand my edit. The starting sentence on the eucharist was the abandonment of apostolic succession because it links up with the previous last sentence of the previous section on apostolic succession being abandoned.

Also as I wrote in the edit summary, the whole article is on criticism, thus a reader looking for this won't understand why the first paragraph on the eucharist is just an exposition of various doctrines on the eucharist.

Thanks. Marax (talk) 08:13, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Startup Grind for deletionEdit

 

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Methodist faith and worksEdit

Hi Anupam, I just checked the article on Methodism and it actually says: They are "justified by faith alone" - and this is based on the works of Wesley himself. Works of piety are points emphasized but sola fide is still the ruling principle. Marax (talk) 10:04, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi Anupam, thanks for your reply. I think we need to summarize this quote, since the sola fide section is quite long.

Faith is necessary to salvation unconditionally. Good works are necessary only conditionally, that is if there is time and opportunity. The thief on the cross in Luke 23:39-43 is Wesley's example of this. He believed in Christ and was told, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise." This would be impossible if the good works that are the fruit of genuine repentance and faith were unconditionally necessary for salvation. The man was dying and lacked time; his movements were confined and he lacked opportunity. In his case, faith alone was necessary. However, for the vast majority of human beings good works are necessary for continuance in faith because those persons have both the time and opportunity for them

I propose:

Faith is necessary to salvation unconditionally, since the good thief was saved even without though he didn't have time to do any good works. Good works are necessary only conditionally, that is if there is time and opportunity, which is true for the vast majority.

Thanks. Marax (talk) 11:47, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

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Newsweek Australian current affairs tv showEdit

Hi Anupan, hi I'm not sure if this is the right place to talk to you but I just saw that you have marked Newsweek page for deletion as there is no content. I'm still working on updating and wondering if you could give me a bit of time to add some content. Thanks for your help. Cheers, Sarah. Seand75 (talk) 08:18, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

@Seand75: Three and a half hours later, there's still no content. If you haven't even started writing the content, there's no point creating the page. Once you've at least written a stub, then you can feel free to re-create the page. — Smjg (talk) 09:55, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Anupam and Smjg for your help. I have added some more information. Next time I will make sure I create a draft first. Sorry about the delay. I'm still new to using Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seand75 (talkcontribs) 15:12, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you for the Christianity Barnstar for me! I'm so happy that you appreciate my works. I'll gladly work hard for WikiProject Christianity, it's our beloved religion. :) - With love, Rantemario (talk) 10:04, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

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Bhat surname revertsEdit

Hi Anupam thanks for the cookies you sent. I wanted to say that the origin of Bhatts in Punjab is a bit mixed up. Can you mention that the Punjab is divided between Indo-Pak and the Bhat Rajputs live in India? DarSahab (talk) 15:50, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

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WelcomeEdit

You are most welcome.. Fylindfotberserk (talk) 16:32, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

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BhatEdit

Hi Anupam, can you take another look at this edit? Your edit summary says you were restoring the lead, but a lot of the body was also changed and, as far as I can see, the new content is a lot worse. The citations seem clobbered as well. Cheers, Kautilya3 (talk) 22:08, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Dear User:Kautilya3, thank you for your message on my talk page. If you look at the talk page history, the edit diff you linked only provides my initial restoration. I then tidied the rest of the article, including restoring deleted content, here. AnupamTalk 01:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Well, before you started editing there was a claim about the "Dogra Hindu regime" sourced to Rekha Chowdhary. Your edits somehow changed it to "Dogra Hindu rulers" sourced to somebody called Arvin Bahl, published by Atlantic. In the latest version, Rekha Chowdhary is completely gone, and three other sources have come in which don't have anything to do with the content. Moreover, the dubious claims are repeated in the Punjab section too. The best version seems to be the one before you got involved. Is there any reason why we can't go back to it?
This is supposed to be a list page, basically. Contentious aspects of Kashmir history should not be buried in here. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 06:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Catholic sisters pipe or article?Edit

Thanks for eliminating the Brothers (Catholic) page that I created; I realized my mistake and went back to delete it, and found that you had already taken care of it. But may I ask you, what would you think of my creating a redirect for "Catholic sister" to Nun#Distinction between a nun and a religious sister? Catholic sisters today do not like to be called nuns; the distinction has become so wide that I considered creating a separate page for Catholic sisters and moving some of the material on them from "Nun" to there. With the "sister" category overtaking that of "nun" in the modern Catholic church, would you think it helpful to have a separate article on Catholic sisters? Jzsj (talk) 19:57, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


Arif Nizami, Azhar Abbas (journalist)Edit

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Ichthus April 2018Edit


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April 2018

Project News
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Achievements

 
Hedy Lamarr as Delilah

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Jesus (7–2 BC to 30–33 AD) is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God and the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that a historical Jesus existed, although there is little agreement on the reliability of the gospel narratives and how closely the biblical Jesus reflects the historical Jesus. Most scholars agree that Jesus was a Jewish preacher from Galilee, was baptized by John the Baptist, and was crucified in Jerusalem on the orders of the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate. Christians generally believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, performed miracles, founded the Church, died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return. The great majority of Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, the second of three Persons of a Divine Trinity. A few Christian groups reject Trinitarianism, wholly or partly, as non-scriptural. In Islam, Jesus is considered one of God's important prophets and the Messiah. (Full article...)


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POV checkEdit

Hi Anupam,

Can you say something at the POV check of Talk:Criticism of Protestantism.

Thanks. Marax (talk) 12:13, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Anupam, for your kind words. I also do hope you had a great Easter celebration and since we have 50 days of Easter, let me also greet you Happy Easter. Thanks for your help and comments. Marax (talk) 03:58, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Friday the 13thEdit

Dear Anupam, I have found no trace of the BMJ citation in the National Geographic article you reference in Friday the 13th. Maybe in a different article?

Signo (talk) 07:49, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

NotificationEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Farawahar (talkcontribs) 15:32, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

The City And The City (TV series)Edit

Please stop messing about with this page. Your latest is now the second time my work has been lost in an edit conflict. The In Creation tag is there for a reason; please respect it. Thank you. Swanny18 (talk) 21:23, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

And again: Are you going to let me write this, or are you going to do it your bloody self? Swanny18 (talk) 21:29, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Reply to talk page message: As a new page reviewer , then you should be aware of the NPP guideline that says you should wait at least 15 minutes before editing a new page, to avoid this very problem. That is what the In Creation tag is for. And I think it is just as rude to trash someone else's work, not once but twice, without explanation. So, can I get on, or are we going to be edit scuffling over this all night? Swanny18 (talk) 21:35, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

To respond to your guideline-bombing of my talk page, and to be clear (as you seemed oblivious as to what the offence was): My reference to your “trashing my work” was that, after adding the section, then previewing and correcting it for a couple of minutes, my work was then lost when I came to save it to the article, due to in an edit conflict caused because you had added half a line of text to the page. And this happened not once, but twice, the second time after I'd asked you to stop. Would you welcome someone leaning over your shoulder to add a bit to a report/essay/letter/poem/doodle/shopping list you were writing, while you were still writing it?
Second, the 15 minute delay just being “with respect to tagging an article for deletion”; that's a bit WP:WLlegalistic, isn't it? It stands to reason that a page with only one paragraph on might not be finished, especially if the editor has taken the precaution of posting one of the “hang on a bit” templates: and anyway the In Creation template suggests up to half-hour, not just 15 minutes.
So, this was me asking everyone to refrain from editing while I'm working, and this was you telling me to bugger off (twice!); which of us was being uncivil there?
And no, I don't think I own the page; after I'd finished what I was doing you (and anyone else) were welcome to do what you like with it.
Also, I am familiar enough with article categorization, thanks, as you would have seen had you waited half-an-hour or so.
As for assuming good faith, I can do that; but I'd also like to assume common sense, particularly from someone who's been entrusted with reviewing new pages. The only reason to be looking at a new page three minutes after it's been posted is to see if it needs immediate attention (attack pages, copyright violations, etc) otherwise it is only common sense to leave it alone until it is finished before chipping in with what is missing. And I can't see any reason at all for ignoring a hang-on-a-bit request (outwith those circumstances) if it is still within the time frame.
I'm sure you have your own view of this matter, and hold out very little hope that you will take note of this, but if we are going back to the days of New Page Patrollers playing Splat-the-Rat with articles, then it needs saying. Swanny18 (talk) 01:21, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for looking at the heresy list article. Just as an FYI, I did change your addition citing Benedict XVI: the book was written in 1993, long before the person of Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI. Normally sources make the distinction, and the book was published under that name originally. Most of the time the reprints include the Benedict name as a marketing tactic by the publisher, not as an actual change of authorship status. Not a big deal, but wanted to let you know in case you come across any pre-2005 Ratzinger. TonyBallioni (talk) 04:37, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Lutherans and imagesEdit

Hi, I think the line you are pushing in various articles misrepresents the equivocal attitude to images than Lutherans have had, going back to Luther himself. It is as easy to assemble hostile remarks by Luther on images as positive ones, and the plain fact is that Lutheran churches saw almost as big a clear-out of pre-Reformation Catholic art as Calvinist ones, with any replacement of works very slow and patchy. You should also be careful about attributing theological positions to large groups of the population in the 16th century. Although the lay public took a much greater interest in such things than even regular church-goers do today, most uneducated people could not have articulated clearly their thoughts on such matters. General sources on these issues should be treated with some caution - recent work by specialists will typically be much more nuanced. This is an interesting article on Lutheran attitudes at various periods, which gives a more balanced perspective. Also this. Johnbod (talk) 13:25, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

Ichthus: May 2018Edit


ICHTHUS

May 2018

Project News
By Lionelt

Last month's auspicious relaunch of our newsletter precipitated something of an uproar in the Wikipedia community. What started as a localized edit war over censorship spilled over onto the Administrator's Noticeboard finally ending up at Wikipedia's supreme judicial body ArbCom. Their ruling resulted in the admonishment of administrator Future Perfect at Sunrise for his involvement in the dispute. The story was reported by Wikipedia's venerable flagship newspaper The Signpost.

The question of whether to delete all portals--including the 27 Christianity-related portals--was put to the Wikipedia community. Approximately 400 editors have participated in the protracted discussion. Going by !votes, Oppose deletion has a distinct majority. The original Christianity Portal was created on November 5, 2005 by Brisvegas and the following year he successfully nominated the portal for Featured Portal. The Transhumanist has revived WikiProject Portals with hopes of revitalizing Wikipedia's system of 1,515 portals.

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings at the Project Watch


Achievements

Four articles in the Project were promoted to GA: Edict of Torda nom. by Borsoka, Jim Bakker nom. by LovelyGirl7, Ralph Abernathy nom. by Coffee and Psalm 84 nom. by Gerda_Arendt. The Psalm ends with "O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee." Words to live by. Please support our members and send some WikiLove to the nominators!

Featured article
Nominated by Spangineer

 

Operation Auca was an attempt by five Evangelical Christian missionaries from the United States to make contact with the Huaorani people of the rainforest of Ecuador. The Huaorani, also known as the Aucas, were an isolated tribe known for their violence, both against their own people and outsiders who entered their territory. With the intention of being the first Protestants to evangelize the Huaorani, the missionaries began making regular flights over Huaorani settlements in September 1955, dropping gifts. After several months of exchanging gifts, on January 2, 1956, the missionaries established a camp at "Palm Beach", a sandbar along the Curaray River, a few miles from Huaorani settlements. Their efforts culminated on January 8, 1956, when all five—Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—were attacked and speared by a group of Huaorani warriors. The news of their deaths was broadcast around the world, and Life magazine covered the event with a photo essay. The deaths of the men galvanized the missionary effort in the United States, sparking an outpouring of funding for evangelization efforts around the world. Their work is still frequently remembered in evangelical publications, and in 2006, was the subject of the film production End of the Spear. (more...)


Did You Know
Nominated by Dahn

"... that, shortly after being sentenced to death for treason, Ioan C. Filitti became manager of the National Theatre Bucharest?"


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NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018Edit

Hello Anupam, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

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News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
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Ichthus June 2018Edit


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June 2018

Project news
By Lionelt

Here are discussions relevant to the Project:

The following articles need reviewers for GA-class: Type of Constans nom. by Gog the Mild, Tian Feng (magazine) nom. by Finnusertop. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings at the Project Watch


Did You Know
Nominated by Gonzonoir

... that in 1636, Phineas Hodson, Chancellor of York Minster, lost his 38-year-old wife Jane during the birth of the couple's 24th child?

Featured article
Nominated by Cliftonian

 
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

The Mortara case was a controversy precipitated by the Papal States' seizure of Edgardo Mortara, a six-year-old Jewish child, from his family in Bologna, Italy, in 1858. The city's inquisitor, Father Pier Feletti, heard from a servant that she had administered emergency baptism to the boy when he fell sick as an infant, and the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition held that this made the child irrevocably a Catholic. Because the Papal States had forbidden the raising of Christians by members of other faiths, it was ordered that he be taken from his family and brought up by the Church. After visits from the child's father, international protests mounted, but Pope Pius IX would not be moved. The boy grew up as a Catholic with the Pope as a substitute father, trained for the priesthood in Rome until 1870, and was ordained in France three years later. In 1870 the Kingdom of Italy captured Rome during the unification of Italy, ending the pontifical state; opposition across Italy, Europe and the United States over Mortara's treatment may have contributed to its downfall. (Full article...)


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The Right Stuff June 2018Edit

June 2018
FROM THE EDITOR
The Right Stuff Returns

By Lionelt

Fellow members, I'm pleased to announce the return of the newsletter of WikiProject Conservatism. And considering the recent downsizing at The Signpost the timing could not be better. The Right Stuff will help keep you apprised of what's happening in conservatism at Wikipedia and in the world. The Right Stuff welcomes submissions including position pieces, instructional articles, or short essays addressing important conservatism-related issues. Post submissions here.

Add the Project Discussion page to your watchlist for the latest updates at WikiProject Conservatism Watch (Discuss this story)

ARBITRATION REPORT
Russian Agents Editing at American Politics?

By Lionelt

After a series of unfortunate events largely self-created, bureaucrat and admin Andrevan was the subject of an Arbitration case for conduct unbecoming. Prior to the case getting underway Andrevan resigned as bureaucrat and admin. A widely discussed incident was when he suggested that some editors he described as "pro-Trump" were paid Russian agents. This resulted in a number of editors from varied quarters denouncing the allegations and voicing support for veteran editors including Winkelvi and the notorious MONGO.

Editors who faced Enforcement action include SPECIFICO (no action), Factchecker atyourservice (three month topic ban ARBAPDS), Netoholic (no action) and Anythingyouwant (indef topic ban ARBAPDS). (Discuss this story)
IN THE MEDIA
Breitbart Versus Wikipedia

By Lionelt

Breitbart News, in response to Facebook's decision to use Wikipedia as a source to fight fake news, has declared war on our beloved pedia. The article in Haaretz describes the Facebook arrangement as Wikipedia's "greatest test in years" as well as a "massive threat" to the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Breitbart's targeting of Wikipedia has resulted in an "epic battle" with respect to editing at the Breitbart article. The article has also recently experienced a dramatic increase in traffic with 50,000 visitors according to Haaretz. There is no love lost between Breitbart and Wikipedia where editors at the Reliable Sources Noticeboard have criticized the news websites unreliability and have compared it to The Daily Mail. (Discuss this story)

DISCUSSION REPORT
Liberty and Trump and Avi, Oh my!

By Lionelt

 
President Donald Trump Speaks at Liberty University Commencement Ceremony
There are several open discussions at the Project:
Recently closed discussions include Anti-abortion movements which was not renamed, and an RFC at Trump–Russia dossier. (Discuss this story)

Delivered: 11:12, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Elimination DriveEdit

Hello Anupam, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar:  . Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards:  ,  ,  ,  .
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

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Ichthus: July 2018Edit


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July 2018

The Top 7 report
By Lionelt

The big news was the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Top 7 most popular articles in WikiProject Christianity were:

    1. Elizabeth I of England – legendary monarch who ushered in the Elizabethan Era over the dead body of her half-sister (#5)
    2. Henry VIII of England – on his deathbed the last words of the king who founded the English Reformation were "Monks! Monks! Monks!"
    3. Martin Luther King Jr. – can't wait to see the new US$5 bill featuring the "I Have a Dream" speech
    4. Seven deadly sins – surprisingly "original research" is not one of the Seven deadly sins
    5. Mary, Queen of Scots – arrested for Reigning While Catholic (RWC)
    6. Michael Curry (bishop) – our article says that he upstaged Meghan at her wedding. Did you see her wedding pictures? All I can say is {{dubious}}
    7. Robert F. Kennedy – when informed that missiles were being installed in Cuba he famously quipped, "Can they hit Oxford, Mississippi?"


Did you know
Nominated by The C of E

... that the little-known 1758 Methodist hymn "Sun of Unclouded Righteousness" asks God to send the doctrine of the "Unitarian fiend ... back to hell", referring to both Islam and Unitarianism?

Our newest Featured list
Nominated by Freikorp

 
The Last Judgment by painter Hans Memling.

List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events. Predictions of apocalyptic events that would result in the extinction of humanity, a collapse of civilization, or the destruction of the planet have been made since at least the beginning of the Christian Era. Most predictions are related to Abrahamic religions, often standing for or similar to the eschatological events described in their scriptures. Christian predictions typically refer to events like the Rapture, Great Tribulation, Last Judgment, and the Second Coming of Christ.

Polls conducted in 2012 across 20 countries found over 14% of people believe the world will end in their lifetime, with percentages raging from 6% of people in France to 22% in the US and Turkey. In the UK in 2015, the general public believed the likeliest cause would be nuclear war, while experts thought it would be artificial intelligence. Between one and three percent of people from both countries thought the apocalypse would be caused by zombies or alien invasion. (more...)


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Delivered: 06:39, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Revertions of Editor2020Edit

Hi, I see that you praised reversions made by Editor2020 here. I wanted to ask you how do you see his recent reversion of my editing Reverted edits by Quodvultdeus Have I done something so wrong that without even a word he just reverted it? What do you think?--Quodvultdeus (talk) 14:26, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Thank you. Let's hope it is not a warlike attitude. I am waiting for Editor2020's reply. Anyway, such incidents as this do not encourage.--Quodvultdeus (talk) 16:20, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

The Right Stuff: July 2018Edit

July 2018
DISCUSSION REPORT
WikiProject Conservatism Comes Under Fire

By Lionelt

WikiProject Conservatism was a topic of discussion at the Administrators' Noticeboard/Incident (AN/I). Objective3000 started a thread where he expressed concern regarding the number of RFC notices posted on the Discussion page suggesting that such notices "could result in swaying consensus by selective notification." Several editors participated in the relatively abbreviated six hour discussion. The assertion that the project is a "club for conservatives" was countered by editors listing examples of users who "profess no political persuasion." It was also noted that notification of WikiProjects regarding ongoing discussions is explicitly permitted by the WP:Canvassing guideline.

At one point the discussion segued to feedback about The Right Stuff. Member SPECIFICO wrote: "One thing I enjoy about the Conservatism Project is the handy newsletter that members receive on our talk pages." Atsme praised the newsletter as "first-class entertainment...BIGLY...first-class...nothing even comes close...it's amazing." Some good-natured sarcasm was offered with Objective3000 observing, "Well, they got the color right" and MrX's followup, "Wow. Yellow is the new red."

Admin Oshwah closed the thread with the result "definitely not an issue for ANI" and directing editors to the project Discussion page for any further discussion. Editor's note: originally the design and color of The Right Stuff was chosen to mimic an old, paper newspaper.

Add the Project Discussion page to your watchlist for the "latest RFCs" at WikiProject Conservatism Watch (Discuss this story)

ARTICLES REPORT
Margaret Thatcher Makes History Again

By Lionelt

Margaret Thatcher is the first article promoted at the new WikiProject Conservatism A-Class review. Congratulations to Neveselbert. A-Class is a quality rating which is ranked higher than GA (Good article) but the criteria are not as rigorous as FA (Featued article). WikiProject Conservatism is one of only two WikiProjects offering A-Class review, the other being WikiProject Military History. Nominate your article here. (Discuss this story)
RECENT RESEARCH
Research About AN/I

By Lionelt

Reprinted in part from the April 26, 2018 issue of The Signpost; written by Zarasophos

 

Out of over one hundred questioned editors, only twenty-seven (27%) are happy with the way reports of conflicts between editors are handled on the Administrators' Incident Noticeboard (AN/I), according to a recent survey . The survey also found that dissatisfaction has varied reasons including "defensive cliques" and biased administrators as well as fear of a "boomerang effect" due to a lacking rule for scope on AN/I reports. The survey also included an analysis of available quantitative data about AN/I. Some notable takeaways:

  • 53% avoided making a report due to fearing it would not be handled appropriately
  • "Otherwise 'popular' users often avoid heavy sanctions for issues that would get new editors banned."
  • "Discussions need to be clerked to keep them from raising more problems than they solve."

In the wake of Zarasophos' article editors discussed the AN/I survey at The Signpost and also at AN/I. Ironically a portion of the AN/I thread was hatted due to "off-topic sniping." To follow-up the problems identified by the research project the Wikimedia Foundation Anti-Harassment Tools team and Support and Safety team initiated a discussion. You can express your thoughts and ideas here.

(Discuss this story)

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NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Anupam, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
The Signpost
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User:Ibn Juferi and Menj sock puppet investigationEdit

Hi Anupam, I recently noticed that a user named Ibn Juferi has been re-adding the Bismika Allahuma link to the article Nabeel Qureshi (author). Since this was something convicted sockpuppeter Menj often did I was wondering if it was worth investigating and adding to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Menj. Thanks Inter&anthro (talk) 01:52, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Managing a conflict of interestEdit

  Hello, Anupam. We welcome your contributions, but if you have an external relationship with the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest (COI). Editors with a COI may be unduly influenced by their connection to the topic. See the conflict of interest guideline and FAQ for organizations for more information. We ask that you:

  • avoid editing or creating articles about yourself, your family, friends, company, organization or competitors;
  • propose changes on the talk pages of affected articles (see the {{request edit}} template);
  • disclose your COI when discussing affected articles (see WP:DISCLOSE);
  • avoid linking to your organization's website in other articles (see WP:SPAM);
  • do your best to comply with Wikipedia's content policies.

In addition, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution which forms all or part of work for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation (see WP:PAID).

Also please note that editing for the purpose of advertising, publicising, or promoting anyone or anything is not permitted. The conflict of interest guideline (see WP:PAY) strongly discourages paid contributors from directly editing articles. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:50, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018Edit

Hello Anupam, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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wiki syntaxEdit

Hello. Your removal of "stray mark" had rendered the talkpage to this status. I have corrected it now :) Also, kindly consider about archiving your talkpage. Also, I have addressed the issue of your talkpage as well. Regards, —usernamekiran(talk) 22:21, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Question about talk page for new disambigEdit

Hi Anupam,

thank you for reviewing my newly created Gramme (disambiguation)! I also noticed you created a talk page for that article. As far as I understand the documentation Template:WikiProject Disambiguation (see footnote 1 there), this talk page should not have been created? I've created a lot of disambig pages recently, therefore I'm interested in this topic.

--Cyfal (talk) 22:08, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Anupam, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018Edit

 

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Anupam,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
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NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018Edit

Hello Anupam,

Reviewer of the Year

This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

The backlog is now approaching 5,000, and still rising. There are around 640 holders of the NPR flag, most of whom appear to be inactive. The 10% of the reviewers who do 90% of the work could do with some support especially as some of them are now taking a well deserved break.


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File permission problem with File:Chancel of Trinity Lutheran Church on Easter Sunday.jpegEdit

 

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I liked your picture, and assume you took it yourself. It is too bad they deleted it. If you are able to upload it and somehow fix the copyright tag on it so they don't delete it again, that would please me.--Epiphyllumlover (talk) 07:04, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Hindu–Muslim unityEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Hindu–Muslim unity at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! RRD (talk) 10:50, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Looking for helpEdit

Hi,

I was looking for some small help. I created a new article en:Kithaab-a play about women rights issues- which has been copy edited and is ready for translation in various languages. Looking for your possible help in translating the article en:Kithaab to your language. If you are unable to spare time yourself then may be you like to refer the same to some other translator.

Thanking you , with warm regards

Bookku (talk) 16:25, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

TalkbackEdit

Hello, Anupam. You have new messages at Template:Did you know nominations/All India Azad Muslim Conference.
Message added 09:58, 12 February 2019 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:58, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Intentional Use of Quotation BoxEdit

Thanks for your clean-up work on the In God We Trust page. However, I wanted to say that your edit here [10] eliminated a quotation box that I had intended to use- no error. Was I using it wrong? Thanks for any advice or pointers you can give me. Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:19, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

You are Welcome Sir. That user Blamen1 is in the talk page but another Blamen2 has deleted the Minahan source from the article. Blamen2 got indefed. Seems sock puppetry. This Blamen2 also deleted the complaint here. Can a non-admin do that?

Fylindfotberserk (talk) 09:27, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

That Blamen2 was Nsmutte also imitating Bonadea who pointed it out on Fylind's complaint.

But, I was hoping you could have a relook at Minahan at least once. Reporting some details also reported by others can't correct the flaws. I think you already know about his wrong characterization of Arab & Ghaznavid invasions, plus timelines not backed up by historical facts.

Most importantly Minahan was characterizing Nuristaini faith, not that of the Kalash for which you used him. Blamen1 (talk) 10:49, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

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Nomination of 2019 Balochistan attack for deletionEdit

 

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DYK for Hindu–Muslim unityEdit

 On 23 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hindu–Muslim unity, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh called the events of the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 a testimony to Hindu–Muslim unity? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hindu–Muslim unity. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hindu–Muslim unity), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Need for your Panjabi expertise. Can you verify which language this is: Hindus and Sikhs of AfghanistanEdit

Hello there Anupam, I saw on your page your Panjabi language expertise. Can you verify this Documentary about the Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan made by an Afghan Sikh Journalist for Sangat Televison UK. It has subtitles but I just want to be sure. Btw the Sikh director is from Kabul so therefore he speaks only Dari (Persian) and even with the local Jalalabad (Pashto) population he spoke Farsi. Singh, Pritpal (Director) (January 20, 2013). MISSION AFGHANISTAN [Documentary on Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan] (Motion picture). Afghanistan: Sangat Television (UK). This link is of one of the institutes who funded the Documentary, the documentary can be watched there: Mission Afghanistan- Documentary on Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan What language is the Hindu lady in Kabul using on 13:00, the old man in Jalalabad 17:30 and the shopkeeper in Kabul on 21:17. The rest is clear to me. It would be great if you could do this help, many thanks. Casperti (talk) 02:42, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Blamen1/Kalash articleEdit

This Blamen1 guy seems to be in such a hurry. It has been only like 10 days and he's started deleting the Minahan part again. An RfC also runs for atleast a month. I told him that in his talk page. Do you think an RfC can settle this once and for all? - Fylindfotberserk (talk) 11:16, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Indian Pariah DogEdit

Hello Anupam. Thanks for your excellent contribution to the Indian pariah dog article. I wonder if you have a better quality photograph the can replace the last one ("Young Indian pariah dog pictured in May 2018 near the northeastern town of Karimganj in India") as it appears a bit dull. The rest are fine. Thanks. Rasnaboy (talk) 03:46, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Some changes for KamalEdit

Hi I need to add a few changes for Kamal Rashid Khan.

  1. He participated in the reality show, Bigg Boss in 2009.[1] This goes at the top after it says about Kamaal Rashid Khan is an Indian film actor, producer and writer.[3]
  2. later at the botton I want to add: Template:Bigg Boss 3 with {{}} and Category:Bigg Boss contestants.
  3. And a section called:

We need a table like this

==Television==
Year Shows Role Channel Notes
2009 Bigg Boss 3 Celebrity Contestant Colors TV Ejected, Day 19

this should go under filmography.

Please put

at the bottom and also add Category:Bigg Boss contestants as well.

Thanks--DannyS712 (talk) 21:31, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Anupam,

News
Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
Reminders
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
NPP Tools Report
  • Superlinks – allows you to check an article's history, logs, talk page, NPP flowchart (on unpatrolled pages) and more without navigating away from the article itself.
  • copyvio-check – automatically checks the copyvio percentage of new pages in the background and displays this info with a link to the report in the 'info' panel of the Page curation toolbar.
  • The NPP flowchart now has clickable hyperlinks.

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Cow urineEdit

Sorry I had to undo your edits, since they were unsourced. please feel free to add them back along with reliable sources. DBigXray 06:39, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

and please see HELP:ARCHIVE your talkpage is crashing my browser. DBigXray 06:39, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Pooja Bose moveEdit

Hi a user recently asked to move the page Pooja Bose to Puja Banerjee and it’s been more than a week so can u rename it and close the request. Thanks

DYK for All India Azad Muslim ConferenceEdit

 On 9 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article All India Azad Muslim Conference, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the All India Azad Muslim Conference represented several Islamic organisations that opposed the partition of India? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/All India Azad Muslim Conference. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, All India Azad Muslim Conference), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Mary in IslamEdit

Sorry I haven't replied to your e-mail before, but I had some computer problems. I haven't edited the article "Mary in Islam" because I couldn't really find sources strong enough to withstand the objections that I knew others would have to including that one the article... AnonMoos (talk) 08:42, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination for Composite Nationalism and IslamEdit

Hello, Anupam. I notice that there has not been a follow-up review at Template:Did you know nominations/Composite Nationalism and Islam. I am willing to help you move this forward. I noted a couple questions on the template for you. Please comment there when you are able. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 02:18, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Anupam,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

News
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