Wikitravel talk:User talk:Ravikiran r/WT Archive

Admin SwitchEdit

I have re-flipped your switch here. I believe you will need to log in to wts before I can do the same there. --Peter Talk 21:24, 13 September 2012 (CEST)

Thanks! I am (WV-wts) ravikiranr there. — Ravikiran r (talk) 04:13, 14 September 2012 (CEST)
Cool. You might want to register your spaced handle on Shared to preempt ne'er-do-wells. --Peter Talk 05:01, 14 September 2012 (CEST)


Hello from a wikipedan, new to the wikivoyage project. Thought of saying hello. Arunram (talk) 15:57, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thanks for the warm welcome. Good to be here. And great to see your contributions to the project. I take this opportunity to Welcome you to and introduce you to Wikimedia India. More details at Community Wiki. Arunram (talk) 03:29, 12 November 2012 (UTC)



thanks for the presentation which you sent across the mailing lists. Started editing here :) -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 18:01, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Old talk pageEdit

In merging your old account to this one, your old talk page wasn't moved because of the existence of this one. All subpages of your user and usertalk pages were moved, though. Anyway, I'll let you sort things out ;) --Peter Talk 00:28, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Oh, and your old user page was deleted too. I recreated it as a redirect, but you have admin rights, so you can go back into the deleted revisions if you want to restore them and move them over your current one, as you like. --Peter Talk 00:32, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! — Ravikiran (talk) 00:38, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Image migration updateEdit

I wanted to respond to your question in the wts-old pub in a less cluttered environment!

As far as I can tell, your uploads have all been transferred, except this one [1], which seems to have an unclear source. I'm guessing the author had uploaded it to wt/en and then you moved it to Shared? I'm honestly a little unclear on what we're doing with those images, that lack the original upload log.

We've moved into a second, longer phase of re-checking images that are already tagged (I'm pretty sure everything was tagged that had a category). We've been doing the transfers by user, and you can see that process here [2]. Basically, we're going through all users uploads that have contributed a significant amount of files, and really being sure that everything is in order (FOP concerns, source/authorship clearly stated, etc.). That's detailed more here [3].

All KeepLocal images (If I'm not mistaken) have been transferred to here already.

Other plans that haven't yet been put into effect are to move all files that have a statement of authorship attributing the uploader, since those are easy. Those will get sorted out on Commons. We also will hopefully come up with a way to tag high priority images for transfer, independent of uploader.

The rest? Well, it's going to be a long process, and we're pretty much giving up on en-old, since those images have so little documentation (unless a contributor is willing to go through their uploads and add proper {{information}} templates. The idea now is to move forward here as though the transfer were over, even though it is going to continue [4]. --Peter Talk 03:03, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome...Edit

I appreciate it. I notice the style of WikiVoyage is more free flowing, less pedantic than WikiPedia, which I also enjoy.

As you offered help I have three quick questions:

1. where do I find the templates for structuring information? {Sleep, Do, Go, etc.}
2. I entered cultural information onto the Israel and Eilat pages because of my own experiences of travelers stranded by not knowing cultural ABC's. Is there or should there be a "culture/customs" heading or subheading?
3. And lastly: I added the item "Eilat University Campus Cafeteria" to the Eilat page including several personal observations. Would you look it over and give your opinion?
Cheers! Shir-El too (talk) 18:20, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a Million! Will implement asap. Cheers! Shir-El too (talk) 20:37, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Indian citiesEdit

Any comment here? Talk:India#Review_the_cities_list.3F Pashley (talk) 02:22, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

New Main PageEdit

I wanted to point you towards the discussion at Talk:Main Page New—I think that's the new center of activity, so you might want to move your new suggestions there. --Peter Talk 06:13, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Ah thanks! Will do. — Ravikiran (talk) 03:39, 6 February 2013 (UTC)


...for stepping on your toes re: updating the featured articles. We happened to get to it at the same time, unbeknownst to each other, I guess. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:23, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem! Thanks for fixing that link! — Ravikiran (talk) 00:59, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Toll plaza imagesEdit

Hey Ravikiran, I'm rsrikanth05, from the English Wikipedia/ Wikidata/Wikimedia Commons. I noticed that you uploaded a snap of the toll plaza on the Eastern Express Highway near Thane. I was wondering, could you possibly get someone to snap the IRB toll plaza a little ahead towards Bhiwandi? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 21:47, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

I can try, but I no longer live in Thane. I've moved to Hyderabad 6 years back — Ravikiran (talk) 03:52, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
I noticed that you moved out. :) Hence I asked if you could get someone to snap it. :) --Thanks again, cheerio. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 07:54, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Any comment here?Edit

I have started work on an article that might eventually become "On the trail of Kipling's Kim" or some such title. The draft is at User:Pashley/Sandbox. Obviously, this could use comment from an Indian, and I thought of you.

(Parenthetically, at one point there was a fairly active Indian teenager, sometimes problematic but with potential. Has he vanished?)

This is not urgent. The article is nowhere near done and not even under active development right now. Pashley (talk) 00:41, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing me to it. I get the feeling that it will be a lovely itinerary when it shapes up. I will have a deeper look this weekend, hopefully. Upamanyu, when I last checked, was in college. I've connected with him on Facebook and I'd sent him a mail about the migration to Wikivoyage, but I never got a response. He might have lost interest or something. — Ravikiran (talk) 04:50, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
What exactly is a hakim? I currently gloss it as "a hakim (Indian doctor)"; I'm certain it is more complicated than that, but I have no idea what else to say. Pashley (talk) 22:37, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
A practitioner of Unani medicine (Unani is a traditional form of medicine generally associated with Muslims in the sub-continent, though others may also go for it in some regions) — Ravikiran (talk) 00:58, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

I have now moved it to main space as On the trail of Kipling's Kim. Pashley (talk) 19:48, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

I'll take some time to read it fully, but I will correct one inaccuracy that's leaped out at me - Lahore was never the capital of India, under the Moghuls or anyone else. The Moghuls were based, at various times, in Agra and Shahjehanabad(which is now Old Delhi) Lahore was, when the Moghuls ruled it, the provincial capital of Punjab, a place where they sent their crown princes as Governors. Of course, during the period of their decline, they had lost control of the province by the mid-18th century and was ruled by invaders from the West. — Ravikiran (talk) 05:32, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Lahore served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1585 to 1598. --Saqib (talk) 08:22, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Ah that's right. I forgot about the 14 years Akbar was there. —Ravikiran (talk) 06:32, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Welcome back, Ravi. So good to see you after such a long time. --Saqib (talk) 04:48, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Hope you get better soon! — Ravikiran (talk) 04:50, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Upload files, Upload Wizard?Edit

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. As you're an administrator here, please check the message I left on MediaWiki talk:Licenses and the village pump. Thanks, Nemo 19:22, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

So happy to see you here!Edit

I'm really rather overjoyed to see you here! I hope you are well and life is treating you well! If you have the time, you might be interested in participating in the Wikivoyage:India Expedition.

I hope you are able to stick around.


Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:33, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

I want to stick around too! But I have two children to take care of now, and a very busy work schedule. I haven't had a real vacation in 2 years. Starting for a trip to Puri in a couple of days. Hoping it gives the fillip I need to get active once again. Ravikiran (talk) 17:31, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations on the children and the vacation! Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:04, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
I'll second the welcome back message. Pashley (talk) 00:19, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Ravikiran (talk) 16:49, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Bhubaneswar pagebannerEdit

Hi, and thanks for all the work you're doing!

However, your pagebanner for Bhubaneswar should be reverted, since pagebanners need to go all the way across the page from the left margin to the right margin. Please fix that, or someone will revert your edit soon.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:03, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I have reverted the banner for now. Will fix it when I get on a laptop next. Ravikiran (talk) 00:17, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Great. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:35, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Looks good now? Ravikiran (talk) 15:16, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Nope. It still doesn't reach the right margin on my screen. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:33, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm. I reverted again. I guess I will have to look for a different photo. Ravikiran (talk) 16:42, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Hyderabad districtingEdit

How are you, Ravikiran? I'm glad to see you starting on Hyderabad district articles. I'm wondering if you'd like to post definitions of the boundaries you believe each district should have on Talk:Hyderabad, so that one of the folks here who knows how to make a static map can create one and place it in the "Districts" section of the article. I don't know how to make maps, but User:Saqib and several other folks do, and it seems like a step that could be taken soon. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:16, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

I'm in Russian Far East for a month so really no time these days. But once I am back from where I belong, I'll surely do the map. Once districtification is done, please drop me a message on my talk page. Thank you. --Saqib (talk) 12:20, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I had forgotten about that. You're not the only mapmaking expert, but I think you're the most active. I hope you're having a wonderful time! Will you make it to Kamchatka? A friend of mine had a great visit there a few years ago. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:30, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Well, no Kamchatka unfortunately, It is really too far. Right now I'm in Primorsky Krai, in few days will be in Khabarovsk Krai and then to Sakhalin which is my last destination in Far East before flying to Western Russia. --Saqib (talk) 12:53, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
How exciting! Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:04, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes Sir. I will soon. Thank you @Saqib: for your kind offer~ Ravikiran (talk) 13:22, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Indian RupeeEdit

  • Great - Thank you for changing it back - I did change a lot of them and I know that Taxila was in error on my part. I tried to make sure I only did Indian articles - and not those of Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc. - good catch. I went back and rechecked all the articles I edited as I had planned to do and corrected 2 others (1 in Nepal and 1 in Sri Lanka) -- a lot of nice articles in Pakistan - Peshawar has changed a lot over the years -- Matroc (talk) 05:31, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Hyderabad districtingEdit

Hi, I want your input on the district boundaries to be used for Hyderabad. Right now, I am unsure of the exact boundaries, and there are also large areas that seem to not be in any district - see here. Ideally every part of the city should be part of a named district, so that every site can go on a specific district page. Would you be interested in looking at the map I drew, and commenting/drawing your own map? Thanks! Ar2332 (talk) 22:26, 2 December 2017 (UTC)


Hi, Ravikiran r! Are you still available as a docent? I've noticed you haven't been on Wikivoyage since last year, so just need to check whether you want us to retain you as docent. Many thanks, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 00:00, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

As you haven't responded, you have been removed as docent. Docents have to be available to answer travellers' questions when needed. Best wishes, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:46, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Nice to see you hereEdit

How are you? Good to see you editing.

All my best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:10, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

I am doing good. Great to see that this site is still going strong! How have you been doing? Ravikiran (talk) 09:36, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
I've remained healthy, thank goodness. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:46, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

You've done a great job updating Hyderabad! I hope to visit there some day. Ground Zero (talk) 12:30, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, welcome back. Anything to add at Western food in Asia? Pashley (talk) 14:22, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! I'll take a look, but I'm not an expert in that area, and the section under India is pretty much the sum of what I'd have written. Ravikiran (talk) 01:42, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

An award for youEdit

  The Wikivoyage Barncompass
For great work updating and improving India articles. Ground Zero (talk) 14:07, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! — Ravikiran (talk) 07:24, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

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