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Assessment drive

We need to start assessment drive. My hands are full at this moment. Someone else should be the co-ordinator. --TitoDutta 15:51, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Kolkata name and spelling

Three different names and spellings of Kolkata have been used in P. R. Sarkar's works (mentioning places)— Calcutta (old city name), Kolkata (current name), Kalikata (Roman Sanskrit). We may use anyone, "Kolkata" preferably? --TitoDutta 03:13, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

I prefer Kolkata. Kalikata would be confusing, and Calcutta is not current. --Abhidevananda (talk) 06:13, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • So do I. --TitoDutta 06:17, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Infobox problem

Please move it to Project:Infobox after creating it.

There has been a confusion:
If articles like Parama Purusa, Aeshvarya, Relationship with Parama Purusa, Tandava, Yatamana, Yoga, Tantra and all other concepts go under "Literary" then Template:Infobox Literary Works should be used. The problem is, however, it actually based on book, and does not match a single parameter with these articles. We, therefore, may require a child infobox— Template:Infobox Literary concepts. or something so. --TitoDutta 07:27, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Those are not literary. How could a dance or yoga or tantra or an occult power... much less Parama Purusa... be literary? They are non-literary works that also happen to be mentioned in various books. This is the very reason why Prabhat Samgiita is classified as a non-literary work, that is, it transcends the literary field. --Abhidevananda (talk) 07:34, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Nonliterary work has these parameters. --TitoDutta 07:57, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't understand your point. Items that are not people or foundations and cannot be pigeonholed as literary are classified as non-literary (even when there is a literary component). --Abhidevananda (talk) 06:20, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Okay, that sounds good. Regarding proposed additional parameters, I'd rather add parameters as the need for them is felt, rather than spending much time speculating on what might be required. It is easy enough to add a parameter or two, and I don't mind if there is a little bit of inconsistency in respect to how much information is presented in infoboxes for similar topics. --Abhidevananda (talk) 06:38, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Namaskar, thank you once again for your reply and you suggestion. I want to inform you what you have suggested, exactly the same is being done. I am suggesting new parameters only when I am feeling its necessity, as you are aware I am working in infobox section (for Prabhat Samgita, I needed "period", for "Parama Purusa", I needed "In other languages)". Yesterday,I copyedited that section and removed signatures after each entry to keep things clean.
Please note, if we keep changing parameters after adding the infobox in many articles, that will add more tasks to copyedit the existing usages. Regards. --TitoDutta 06:45, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
As I said, I don't mind a little bit of inconsistency in respect to how much information is presented in infoboxes for similar topics. So, in my opinion, the addition of parameters in an infobox template does not compel any revision of earlier usages of that infobox. It merely enables enhancement of the infobox in any future edits of existing articles. --Abhidevananda (talk) 06:57, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Infobox project

Please move it to Project:Infobox after creating it.

We need to start infobox project which will be different from SV:P. In Wikipedia it is called WikiProject, see wikipedia:Wikipedia:WikiProject Infoboxes..

  • We may try SVProject, but that will duplicate SV in shortcut, or call it "Project" only.
  • We may create a separate project space Project:

--TitoDutta 07:15, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't understand the issue. What's wrong with SVProject or WikiProject? --Abhidevananda (talk) 06:15, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Namaskar, thank you for your reply. SVProject might be okay, but so far we are using SV for shortcut. Let's see how it sounds Sarkarverse:SVProject infoboxes. WikiProject sounds like a Wikipedia-based title. Regards. --TitoDutta 06:20, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
"SV:SVProject infoboxes" seems like overkill. What would be the problem with "SV:Project infoboxes" or "SVproject:Infoboxes"? As for "WikiProject" sounding like a Wikipedia title, I don't have an issue with that. Sarkarverse is a wikipedia, and its software is wiki software. We have a whole area of Sarkarverse that is prefixed with "MediaWiki". So I don't think that any confusion arises with an area called "WikiProject". But if you feel otherwise, then use "SVproject" or "SV:Project ". --Abhidevananda (talk) 06:46, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Namaskar, Acarya Ji, thanks once again for your reply. Let me directly tell you right now, I am more and mainly interested to host the "Infobox project". I am giving you few rationales: I am seeing a) we already have Infobox book, which is a duplicate of Infobox Literary works. b) we have infobox website, I am not sure about its position, should it be "organization". That may need a discussion (please do not delete these templates now, as these may break few articles, I am tracking these. Don't answer these questions here too, as there are many more such questions, we'll discuss all later), there are more such queries and discussions. Of course we may discuss here, but, I feel it would be better if we start the infobox project, as infobox has become a task of high priority. And for that I need to know where actually should I start this work. --TitoDutta 06:55, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Fine. Start the project. Call it "SVproject:Infoboxes" or "WikiProject:Infoboxes" or just "Project:Infoboxes". Any of those three should work okay over the long term. As for existing infoboxes, I am not tampering with them. They may remain. As I said, I'm not overly worried about a little bit of inconsistency in respect to infoboxes as long as all of the infoboxes relating to the mainspace contain an SVmap. Regarding websites, the SVmap/infobox would be determined by the nature of the site, specifically, whether it is the website of a person or a foundation (organization). In most cases, the website would simply be a reference (possibly also included in the infobox) in an article on the person or foundation. But, if there is a need for a separate article on the subject of the website itself, then the infobox would be derived from the nature of the website's association (with a person or with a foundation). --Abhidevananda (talk) 07:08, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
As I said, "SV:SVproject" is overkill (i.e. redundant). Better then to have "SV:Project" or "SV:WikiProject" or "SV:Infobox". --Abhidevananda (talk) 07:59, 11 December 2014 (UTC)


This seems to be a copyvio --TitoDutta 08:39, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Protection against system installed adwares

Here at Swatantra after using several computers, laptops, now I am seeing (what I felt previously as well), we are lacking protection against user-system adwares. Sites like Wikipedia have protection against it. Sarkarverse, however is filled with ads in an affected system. --TitoDutta 09:26, 19 December 2014 (UTC) (from seminar laptop)

Skin test

As MW has seeral by default skins, we need to check main page and other two three important pages' appearance in other skins. --TitoDutta 15:24, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Vector is fine. --TitoDutta 15:25, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Footer and more

  • Sarkarverse:General disclaimer might have some good scope to add general disclaimers.
  • At footer (any page), Sarkarverse:Privacy policy may be revisited also.
  • Possibly we can remove the "MediaWiki developer" link?
  • A "Copyright" of content of this website should be a good information for the readers that how to use content of the website. --TitoDutta 21:44, 4 June 2020 (BST)
All good points to be considered. The General Disclaimer and Privacy Policy links are not very helpful as they stand. Regarding the MediaWiki developer link, I don't have any problem with it. The underlying software was developed by MediaWiki; so I think it only courteous to leave it there. As to copyright, I'm not sure what more needs or should be done. --Abhidevananda (talk) 22:06, 5 June 2020 (BST)
About copyright, what is the license of the content of this website (all the articles)? Are these under any free license (CC-SA or CC-SA-non-commercial etc, there are various licenses) or "all rights reserved"? Generally it is placed at the bottom of a website page with a link to a page with more details.
Other things you mentioned such as MediaWiki link removal are to be changed from localsettings.php most possible (mw:Manual:Footer). --TitoDutta 06:32, 6 June 2020 (BST)
About courtesy to MediaWiki, yes, we can keep it, although icon at right bottom side of a page mentions that the site is powered by MediaWiki. --TitoDutta 06:37, 6 June 2020 (BST)