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Map error article on Telihar

Hi. The article on Telihar says it is in Rajshahi, but the map shows in in Barisal.Mccapra (talk) 02:23, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, Mccapra, the coordinates have been corrected. --Worldbruce (talk) 03:54, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Khaleda Zia

Someone changed birth year and I searched around. There are sources for both 1945,[1][2] and 1944.[3][4] Which date is correct? Raymond3023 (talk) 15:46, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

It's entirely possible that nobody, not even Khaleda Zia, knows her date of birth. It is controversial. Wikipedia is not in the business of finding the truth, but of reporting all significant views. This has been discussed several times on Talk:Khaleda Zia, and several suggestions have been made there about how to handle it. Pick one. --Worldbruce (talk) 19:57, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
That is where the dispute is and picking one date would conflict with other because the issue is controversial. Do you think that posting this on WP:BLPNB would be any help? Raymond3023 (talk) 04:38, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
"Pick one" of the ways suggested on Talk:Khaleda Zia for presenting conflicting information. The methods differ in the details but share two basic principles. First, concisely express the ambiguity or otherwise qualify the birth date in the lead/infobox. Second, explain the ambiguity in detail in a separate section, Khaleda Zia#Birthday controversy. --Worldbruce (talk) 05:49, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Banglapedia

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Banglapedia. Thanks.Vinegarymass911 (talk) 23:46, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Can I send invitations to new members for your project?

Hi, I have been working on recommending new members for your project for a while, and have sent some lists to Worldbruce who was willing to help invite those recommended editors. I wonder if you mind me sending invitations directly for WikiProject Bangladesh on your behalf to save time and efforts of yours? Thank you! Bobo.03 (talk) 16:59, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Sure, I don't see any problem with that. It would be very helpful for the project to have new members. Best of Luck.Vinegarymass911 (talk) 17:45, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
@Vinegarymass911: Sorry for my late response, I didn't watch the page. Will do then! Bobo.03 (talk) 18:15, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Mangalkot (ancient sculpture)

May I ask some assistance with Mangalkot (ancient sculpture)? The second reference is throwing an ISBN error and I can't identify the publication in Google or Worldcat. The article appears to be a copy and translate of the one on the Bangladesh Wikipedia. I do not understand "Publication of seafood" in the ref. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaarmyvet (talkcontribs) 22:15, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

I cannot find any record of that ISBN, or the book title, or that person's bibliography. I have no more leads! Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:59, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Whoever copied it from bn.wikipedia shouldn't have tried to translate the bibliographic information. The book is only in Bengali, there is no English title. Nor does it make sense to translate the publisher name, it should just be transliterated. Books printed and marketed within Bangladesh are often given "ISBNs" starting with 984. To the best of my knowledge no one outside Bangladesh recognizes them as valid, so they aren't really international or standard, but on a Bangladeshi web site you could find this for sale under 9847011201120. --Worldbruce (talk) 06:14, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks!--Georgia Army Vet Contribs Talk 17:30, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I've restored it as an id, rather than a true ISBN.--Auric talk 12:54, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Please come and help...

A page-move discussion has just been relisted at Talk:East Bengali refugees#Requested move 10 March 2018, and your input would be much appreciated. Please come and help with your opinion and rationale about whether or not this article should be renamed. Thank you very much in advance!  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  19:46, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 at Women in Red including Bangladesh

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Spelling changes?

A number of articles are being moved on the claims of a government-introduced spelling change. Where can these changes be verified? —C.Fred (talk) 13:46, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Article Vandalism

Hello, Please do something to stop Manipulateus (talk · contribs) from vandalizing Bangladesh article randomly. He is putting bullshit sources as well as modifying information randomly.--Vivaan65 (talk) 19:01, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

I think you've already been told elsewhere you put this message that my edits are not vandalism? --Manipulateus (talk) 19:09, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
You need to discuss before making huge changes especially ethnic groups stats.--Vivaan65 (talk) 19:13, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Can we let someone judge on who is actually vandalizing the article? --Manipulateus (talk) 19:38, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Placename changes and Wikipedia policy

This week, the National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganisation-Reform (NICAR), an organ of the Government of Bangladesh, declared new English spellings for five districts in Bangladesh.[5][6] This news has led to edit warring over the old and new names on Wikipedia.

Policy Wikipedia:Article titles states under WP:COMMONNAME:

Wikipedia does not necessarily use the subject's "official" name as an article title; it generally prefers to use the name that is most frequently used to refer to the subject in English-language reliable sources.

and goes on to say under WP:NAMECHANGES:

Sometimes, the subject of an article will undergo a change of name. When this occurs, we give extra weight to sources written after the name change is announced.

"Extra weight" means that if a old name was common in sources for a hundred years, Wikipedia does not have to wait (perhaps another hundred years) for a greater number of sources to accumulate that use the new name. It does not mean that sources written after the name change are the only ones to consider, or that a week's usage of a new name is sufficient to determine whether it has become the common name. (Particularly when that usage is restricted to some government websites and the news media within that country.)

Name changes, such as Dacca to Dhaka, Burma to Myanmar, or Peking to Beijing, have usually taken months or years to gain wide acceptance. Guideline Wikipedia:Naming conventions (geographic names) explains in depth how to choose among names.

What can you do to help?

  • Editors should create redirects from new names to existing articles. They should expand articles to mention the new official spelling as an alternative name.
  • Editors should not move articles to new titles until it becomes clear that the new official name has become the common name. Wikipedia:Requested moves explains the process.
  • Editors should be careful about changing spellings within articles. Do not change names in a way that breaks internal links, breaks external links, or puts articles into red-linked categories. Do not change proper names of individuals or private entities that have not followed the government's new spelling. Do not change historical names used in historical context. Do not edit war over old and new names, even if you know you are right. (All of these mistakes have been made in the past few days.)

--Worldbruce (talk) 02:40, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

To address issues specific to Bangladesh, we have adopted a WP:BDPLACE, which is an extension to WP:PLACE. These are the five names of concern:
  1. চট্টগ্রাম Chittagong → Chattogram
  2. বরিশাল Barisal → Barishal
  3. কুমিল্লা Comilla → Cumilla
  4. যশোর Jessore → Jashore
  5. বগুড়া Bogra → Bogura
BDPLACE stipulates that, WP:COMMONNAME should apply in these cases. It is understandable that, all government and some local publications would soon be adopting the name changes. It also worth noting that, neither English nor Wikipedia is local to Bangladesh only and Wikipedia English should reflect global perspective. With that, I'd recommend a moratorium on page moves for three to six months so that we can understand how the global community is responding to the name changes. It is likely that, Barishal or Bogura would get quicker acceptance, while Chittagong or Jessore is likely to stick for a while. For the time being we can display a template that clearly notates the name change. We should revisit after the moratorium. Meanwhile, we should create redirects from all new spellings. --nafSadh did say 06:26, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  • The Bengali alphabet spellings of these 5 names, transcribe as "caţţagrāma, bariśāla, kumillā, yaśōra, baguḍ.ā". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:48, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
There is no single widely accepted standards for romanization of Bengali. You can use the following to compare between different proposed "standards": --nafSadh did say 15:06, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  • The name for Chittagong District and Chittagong Division have been changed to Chattogram, but do not change the name of the Chittagong Hill Tracts as it is seperate from the district and not mentioned whether it's name has changed UserNumber (talk) 10:33, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I've changed Comilla to Cumilla. An editor did a search and replace and I've been fixing up the article. I requested the file names be updated on Commons, but it doesn't seem likely.--Auric talk 11:32, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
I've also moved some linked articles to support the new name change.--Auric talk 11:48, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Moved pages: List of universities and schools in Cumilla, List of people from Cumilla, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Cumilla, Cumilla City Corporation, Category:Education in Cumilla, Category:Populated places in Cumilla District, Category:Cumilla, Template:Schools in Cumilla.

SRS 00 has moved other articles.--Auric talk 15:19, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Isn't the point of this discussion is to hold on from making moves until we reach a consensus (or decide to adopt a moratorium)? --nafSadh did say 15:28, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
I made these moves when it seemed the obvious thing to do. --Auric talk 15:53, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Apologies. I see that your moves were made before this discussion was started -- that makes sense, and you have posted these to keep track here. Thanks! --nafSadh did say 16:03, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Had the name for Chittagong city been changed to Chattogram? Bangladeshis news only mention about name of districts. NOT city. --Sharouser (talk) 08:34, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I definitely only support the moratorium, and, even more - my experience with renames of Ukrainian localities shows that a lot of driveby editors (those who have very few contributions to the English Wikipedia and sometimes do not even speak English) will just move pages without any discussion. If this happens, I would recommend move protection to enforce the moratorium.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:43, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
I think a move protection is implied with moratorium. --nafSadh did say 13:47, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Multiple categories were moved. Attempts to return it required admin tools. Artix Kreiger (talk) 13:48, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
(ec) No, pages are not protected pre-emptively. We need to wait for a disruptive move (which, I am sure, will not be long).--Ymblanter (talk) 13:50, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
I think there have been enough move-warring to warrant move protection. That beside the point, I strongly suggest moratorium with move protection and appropriate redirects. --nafSadh did say 15:03, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

A different consideration

I understand why it may be prudent to wait for a few months to see if the new names get widespread acceptance. So the names of places and other related names e.g. institutions etc. should be left as is for the moment. However, there can be a very strong case to at least immediately rename the pages on the districts and divisions. That is because districts and divisions are official administrative subdivisions of the country and hence the correct official names should be the most representative names. Arman (Talk) 08:56, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

@Armanaziz: I see no one brought it up yet, but WP:OFFICIAL definitely applies here. A similar example, among many others, of a common name being kept as an article title may be found with respect to Gurgaon. mahir256 (talk) 02:40, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256: Noted. Thanks for the clarification. Arman (Talk) 06:17, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I want to know something

There is a section named "Things to do". And i noticed two words "cleaning up". Actually what does it mean? I have no any clear idea about this fact. Can any experienced wikipedian help me to know that? Thank you.- Rafi Bin Tofa (talk) 06:25, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

It could mean a number of things, but one thing it should mean, is to fix the problems in the articles listed at
That list appears to be an automatically generated list of all articles tagged as part of this WikiProject, which also have one or more cleanup template on them.
More information about what the cleanup templates mean -- and perhaps what to do about them in each case -- can be found from the links near the top of Wikipedia:Cleanup.
So for example some of them need sources adding, some of them need grammar or spelling errors fixed, and so on. MPS1992 (talk) 23:38, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject

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Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:26, 30 May 2018 (UTC) (talk) 05:13, 10 June 2018 (UTC)The Government of Bangladesh has changed the spelling of names of several districts which is not reflected here (talk) 05:13, 10 June 2018 (UTC)The Government of Bangladesh has changed the spelling of names of several districts which is not reflected here in wicki

See the above thread #Placename changes and Wikipedia policy. --Worldbruce (talk) 05:36, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Sheikh Mujibur Rahman/GA1

Hi everyone, User:Ominictionary nominated Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for GA status, but subsequently retired. There are still some issues with the article. Is anyone willing to jump in for Omni?--Carabinieri (talk) 08:00, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Call for clarification on transition to independence

Expert editors are invited to comment on the events surrounding the military occupation of East Pakistan territory in 1971–1972, and the transition to a sovereign state. Discussion at Talk:List of military occupations#Bangladesh independence. — JFG talk 11:38, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

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August 2018 violence and protests

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Category:People associated with the Bengal Renaissance

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Hello, this article need cleaning. Could someone do it ? Thanks. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 17:44, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming format

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:34, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Bangladesh Honda Private Limited

Hello, I am Mamshad, A 18 years old programmer from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I've recently created a page named Bangladesh Honda Private Limited, which was my first article on Wiki. This article has been deleted thrice I've created this and then it had been protected from editing. Wikibots told me that this page is a commercial promotion for the company, that's why they have deleted the page. I Haven't created this page for any kind of advertisement or commercial promotions. I've created this page so that people all over world may know about this company and activities. But, I forgot to add the links. Is this the reason for my article's deletion ???

Please help me to get this page restored

Yours Sincerely, Mamshad Shakir Islam User:Mamshad Shakir Islam (talk) 04:16 AM, 12 January 2019 (Bangladeshi Standard Time) —Preceding undated comment added 22:16, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Bir Uttom

Input is requested at Talk:Bir Uttom § Questions. Thanks. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 18:14, 1 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello, Kazi Nazrul Islam article is under GA review (actually for quite some time now). Some issues need to be fixed. Have a look here. --Titodutta (talk) 19:57, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Bengali Script !?

There is a requested move debate at Talk:Eastern Nagari script: that could benefit from your input. Please come and help!2A0A:A541:3AA8:0:1432:3D65:FAAD:B0B9 (talk) 10:10, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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Mustafizur Rahman

A GA request template has been placed on Mustafizur Rahman. It needs some work in order to maintain its Good status. AIRcorn (talk) 04:05, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Mahabubur Rahaman

As part of my work on categories, I came across a newbie editor who says they have been paid to write an article about Mahabubur Rahaman, who seems to have run a T-shirt company and then done a bit of IT work. My feeling is that he's probably not WP:NOTABLE but I want to do things the right way; the editor has provided links to eg interviews with the guy but in Bengali which I don't speak. Even with the help of Google Translate I'm unconvinced of his importance and they both seem to have some kind of link to the BASIS organisation so I'm not sure that the media coverage is independent and significant. Could someone take a look please? TIA. Le Deluge (talk) 12:47, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Its not at all a little bit of IT work. He is working to stop cyber crime. T-shirt work is his business but he was the first man who wrote article on How to start a t-shirt business? in Bengali. He is an ex Chairman of Affiliate Marketing Standing Committee of eCAB (e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh). He is the host of e/f-Commerce Meetup. He is now a cyber security and crime analyst since 2016 and till now he has give Digital Content Protection Solution to a more than 3000 under aged and aged child. If you are Bangladeshi, You will obviously be known to the case of Junayed vs. Nurullah, where Junayed beat Nurullah in Dhanmondi Lake and taken video of it and uploaded on Facebook. After that Mahabub met Nurullah and Submitted the case in Police Station. He has completed 66 legal case submission in different Police Station in Bangladesh where people knock him online to take his expert help since 2016. In 2017, he found a girl in the road and taken her to the hospital. She was burnt psychological disordered. But Mahabub handled her so well and stayed with her at the hospital for 120 days in a row. Mahabub is popular for his Bengali writings about Criminal cases and regular issues of Bangladesh. He is also a human rights activist. If you want to know anything else let me know.

some links:

Dear @Le Deluge:
As you asked for evidence, here I am posting some evidence.
1. অনলাইন প্রচারে প্রসার পেয়েছে ‘টি-জোন’
2. আরমানের উদ্যোগ | Enterprise of Arman
3. মেট্রোপলিটন সিটিগুলোতে যেন সাইবার ক্রাইম ইউনিট থাকে: মাহাবুবুর রহমান | Cyber Crime Unit in every Metropolitan City is needed : Mahabubur Rahaman
4. সাইবার ক্রাইম প্রতিরোধে কাজ করছেন মাহবুব | Mahabub is working to stop cyber crime
You told me that social media contents are not counted as reference. But I am giving you some link of YouTube Video of Television shows. :Where he was featured.
1. Feature on Ekushey TV News about 'Blue Whale' 28-10-2017
2. Young Nite - সাইবার বন্ধু - July 06, 2017 (ATN News)
Now let me know. And I just not posted any link which contains his quotation. I do have many more links. But did not posted them in here because some of them are more than 5 years ago and those are even not in Internet archives. Uploading an image for your justification. Uploading an image is so tough in here so I am not doing this here for now. Angela Matthews (talk) 16:15, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Angela Matthews (talk) 12:22, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

This person is not notable, fails Wikipedia:Notability (people) or WP:GNG. Above source aren't reliable sources. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 18:39, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

So, you think and Daily Ittefaq is not reliable even not TV programs? What is your reliability meter. Please let me know!

Angela Matthews (talk) 19:17, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

If this contents are not reliable, than how come this page gets that much links on their wiki profile? ফ্যাশন ডিজাইনার যখন মডেল ‘পর্দার পেছনে থাকা মানুষগুলোর জন্য কথা বলি' শিক্ষিকা যখন মডেল পথ চলাটা কিন্তু সহজ ছিল না : নাজমী জান্নাত

is this links reliable? if not then how its added in this wiki page? Nazmee Jannat Its a question to you Mr. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angela Matthews (talkcontribs) 19:25, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

ইতিমধ্যে কয়েকজন উইকিপিডিয়ান আপনার আলাপ পাতায় আপনাকে বুঝিয়েছেন। আপনাকে নতুন করে বুঝানোর সময় আমার নেই। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 20:25, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Wow, if you don't have any time, then why you are in here to reply? If you have proper time then please go for it. (talk) 11:24, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

I have time but i don't want to waste time for you. যেহেতু ইতিমধ্যে কয়েকজন উইকিপিডিয়ান আপনার আলাপ পাতায় আপনাকে বুঝিয়েছেন। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 15:08, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

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Organisation/organization RfC

There is an RfC on whether all Wikipedia categories should use the spelling "organization" (regardless of the respective country) taking place here. Number 57 19:30, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Safa Kabir

My draft Draft:Safa Kabir. You have written that, she is not notable. But we all know, she is a notable actress in Bangladesh. And for afterlife controversy she has been appeared in both Local and international media. I want the solution of the matter.Smnsbd1971 (talk) 05:40, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Article edit

I want to edit `' and `' article. Cause, here we need to add some information and official sign and logo of this organization. So, what can I do now?

@Bidda1952:, I think you are looking for Bangladesh Students Union in English Wikipedia and বাংলাদেশ ছাত্র ইউনিয়ন in Bengali. You can add any information you want as long they are supported by reliable sources and goes with the editing policies of wikipedia. --Zayeem (talk) 16:43, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Chittagong for deletion


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Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 05:54, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Dhaka for deletion


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The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Dhaka until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Help Bangladesh article

Hi guys, Please read thoroughly Wikipedia:WikiProject Countries guidelines for the improvement in Bangladesh country article. Read articles like India, Canada, Australia, Germany or Japan these are all FA status articles. Its my humble appeal to you please help nominate Bangladesh article as Good or Featured article. Thank You--2405:201:8803:5F9D:A939:FBC1:1DEE:EF81 (talk) 05:40, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Film portal

Greetings, it would be good to see a Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Bangladesh cinema task force, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/German cinema task force, or Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Italian cinema task force. Regards. --Titodutta (talk) 19:54, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

We should do this if we can, but, we should also consider how many of us are actively working on articles that would fall within the scope of such a portal, at any one time. Many portals have recently been deleted, it it would be well not to waste time fighting deletionists. (Or becoming one!) MPS1992 (talk) 23:23, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Seeking collaboration/assistance

Greetings to all,

Putting out this message out there to seek collaboration and/or any assistance any of you could offer with regards to two pages: Nawabs of Bengal and Murshidabad and the Bengal Sultanate. Aiming to better the quality of the former to satisfy the criteria of possible future FA nomination and the later to the quality required for a possible GA nomination. I had worked on the former and helped promote it to a GA in 2012, but given schedule with regards to school and personal life I do not see being able to work on these two alone.

Alternatively copying and pasting this on other relevant WikiProject discussions. Looking forward to your response. Thank you! --Tamravidhir (talk!) 07:08, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Working on article on Durga puja

Greetings to all. I have been working on the article on Durga Puja for the past few days. It would be of great help if those interested in the topic amongst you could provide with respective inputs to improve the article. --Tamravidhir (talk) 03:27, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Requested Move discussion

Please give your valuable opinions for this Requested Move discussion at Talk:Rangpur, Bangladesh. Za-ari-masen (talk) 08:20, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer

Many new pages are being created around Bangladeshi topics. Members of this project with experience around notability, deletion, and nurturing new users are encouraged to consider applying for New Page Reviewer. The New Page Patrol community is a friendly one and we're always looking for more talented editors. If you are interested but think you might not be ready consider enrolling in New Page Patrol School. If you have any questions, I serve as coordinator and would be happy to answer them - please ping me here or drop by my talk page. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 21:52, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Khan Joynul

Comments are welcome at this AFD. Some help in finding any references in Bengali on this subject would be much appreciated. Thank you.4meter4 (talk) 23:39, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Member request

I want to become a member of This project P.H.TARU (talk) 20:04, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

  Added Warm Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:09, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Yusof Mutahar - AfD


Are the some people who can fluently read Bengali provide input to the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yusof Mutahar (2nd_nomination) discussion, ie, provide input as to coverage written Bangali?

Thanks. Aoziwe (talk) 09:41, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Indian-POV pushing in several articles

A lot of Indian IPs and users are engaged in unsourced POV pushing several articles. Bakarkhani is one such page which has been receiving continuous disruptive edits from such users, and there must definitely be more articles. In particular, Gotitbro has been extremely disruptive with his seemingly nationalist POV pushing, replacing Bangladesh with India in the infoboxes and ledes of different articles. Za-ari-masen (talk) 04:45, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Bangladesh Liberation War

Some POV pushing at Bangladesh Liberation War has been going on. Please take a look at the talkpage discussion. Za-ari-masen (talk) 05:48, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

A page move involving Hindustani and Hindustani language

A page move involving Hindustani and Hindustani language has been in the works since 16 January 2020 unbeknownst to this project as far as I can tell. See Talk:Hindustani#Requested_move_16_January_2020. I am posting here as well as in the India and Pakistan WikiProjects, as they represent nations that are the successor states to the British Indian Empire, in which the Hindustani language was one of the official languages. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 04:26, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

National symbols

I've removed a series of quite extensive recent additions to National symbols of Bangladesh [7]. These have the hallmarks of one particularly prolific sock known as Zeshan Mahmood, who had the habit of mixing in legitimate content with outright hoaxes. I've reverted all these additions, but I'm asking for another pair of eyes to have a look just in case. – Uanfala (talk) 13:47, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

50,000 Destubbing Challenge Focus of the Week

Hello there. This is an invitation to join the 50,000 Destubbing Challenge Focus of the Week. £250 (c. $310) is being given away in May, June and July with £20 worth of prizes to give away every week for most articles destubbed. Each week there is a different region of focus, including one week dedicated to South-South East Asia, which includes Bangladesh, though half the prize will still be rewarded for articles on any subject. There's a potential £120 to be won in total for destubbing on any subject or region of your choice. Sign up if you want to contribute at least one of the weeks or support the idea! † Encyclopædius 11:48, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

Request for Comment in this WikiProject

If you are interested, please see Talk:Bengal tiger#Request for comment on the first sentence of articles about subpopulations. AnomalousAtom (talk) 10:18, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

List of Unions of Bangladesh

@Vinegarymass911: and Masum Ibn Musa I see you're both interested in the unions. We really need a full list of unions ideally all on one big page. So we can see what is missing and to access them all. The current categories make it difficult to find them. Can you create it (even if it is gradually done over a month or two)? by upazila has population and area data.† Encyclopædius 11:29, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Encyclopædius Thanks for the message! Surely, i will create it very soon. Cheers!  Masum Ibn Musa  Conversation 13:13, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

UserNumber might be interested in this too, does a lot of great work on expanding unions and upazilas! † Encyclopædius 16:41, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Sure! I'll help out. UserNumber (talk) 16:53, 9 July 2020 (UTC)


I posted regarding this in the article talkpage, but saw no further reply. Thus posting it here for a discussion. This article focuses on Bangladesh, but Benglish is also spoken in West Bengal. So, I think this article needs to be reworked, so that it fits both countries. ❯❯❯   S A H A 14:08, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Biography of Brigadier General Muhsin, SF Commander of Bangladesh Army

I have marked a draft on Md Muhsin Alam for a wiki article review Draft:Md Muhsin Alam. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tahmid8440 (talkcontribs) 06:50, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

GA review

Rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Fut.Perf. 08:28, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Need opinions

There are some discussions going on Rangpuri language and Bengali-Assamese script. Please leave your opinions. Za-ari-masen (talk) 17:14, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Women in Red Asian women contest

From 1 October to 31 December, Women in Red is running a virtual contest on Asian women. In November, this will coincide with Wikipedia Asian Month. We look forward to strong participation from all those interested in improving coverage of Bangladeshi women.--Ipigott (talk) 16:23, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Indian subcontinent

A complex RfC is going on, after a long bout of edit war. Uninvolved editors needed at the discussion. Aditya(talkcontribs) 06:38, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Help with a new user?

Hi, I was wondering if someone could help with a new user, Justshepu. (I've tagged them here as well!) I saw that one of their most recent contributions was in another language, Bangla (per Google Translate). I also saw that they had some editing difficulties in the past per their talk page and I'm wondering if there's a language barrier here. They know enough English to create a draft for a cricketer, but I was thinking that it could be good to have someone fluent in Bangla reach out to them just in case. That way they can have someone help with translations of various policies. (Also in the hopes they can help add articles to Bengali Wikipedia, since it looks like that site doesn't have all of the articles the English WP does!) ReaderofthePack(formerly Tokyogirl79) (。◕‿◕。) 10:51, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

I have left a message at their talk page. I'm not sure if they are active enough on English Wikipedia. --Zayeem (talk) 16:53, 20 October 2020 (UTC)


If you are interested to know the 500 top popular pages tagged with a banner of this project: en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_Bangladesh/Popular_pages. Aditya() 02:03, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Indian subcontinent

There is a discussion on the talk page about a disputed sentence. Is it possible for members of this project to make a comment there? Aditya() 03:05, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

Please note that Bengali cuisine, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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