User talk:Govindaharihari

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  • Try to rise above yourselves and edit from a wp:npov position, that is what will truly make this project great, all else , all other editing is destructive. [1]] Govindaharihari (talk) 17:37, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  • You might revert me but I will never revert you. Govindaharihari (talk) 20:20, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I mostly review edits, I also comment on some discussion, I don't add much content as I find it too disruptive with reverting and edit warring causing me to waste my time. If you have any concerns with my reviews please just ask and I will revert, thanks Govindaharihari (talk) 06:05, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • treat each other with respect and civility - this, one of the wiki five pillars, treat each other with respect and civility Wikipedia:5P4 it is a win win for all editors here and for the wikipedia project , something for us all to focus on Govindaharihari (talk) 06:05, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


"Welcome to Wikipedia!"

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Thank you for hundreds of welcome messages, for watching over biographies of living persons, for improving articles such as Vera Sidika and Anjem Choudary, for "trimming fanzone content". for the request to return, for aspiring to high mountains, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:40, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Aww, thanks so much Gerda. What a delightful message. Govindaharihari (talk) 05:41, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
A year ago, you were recipient no. 1878 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:59, 12 March 2019 (UTC)


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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019

begin it with music and memories

Not too late, I hope ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:21, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for thanks ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

sorry bro[edit]

Im sorry for vandalizing bro. I realized it was a mistake. We good? TheGoodHuman (talk) 21:12, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes, no worries. Govindaharihari (talk) 17:14, 6 September 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for your suggestion (and for taking time to notice the edits were in good faith). I will take a few days to make sure it is a well thought out decision but most likely I will just quit (either via VANISH or simply log off). I don't think it is the same project anymore. Fireice (talk) 12:51, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

I wish you well and happy times Fireice. Govindaharihari (talk) 05:37, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

A toast sandwich for you![edit]

An image of a toast sandwich, shot from the side.jpg I do not necessarily disagree with your first point, and certainly, agree with your second! ——SerialNumber54129 15:20, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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I don't agree with your premise but I do appreciate your efforts to improve the project.

HighInBC Need help? {{ping|HighInBC}} 18:53, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

It is fine to disagree. Thanks much High. Govindaharihari (talk) 20:53, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Wang Zheng (pilot) photo[edit]

The FLYING SOLO poster jpg you removed from the page is ours. We can do with it what we want and can take whatever steps are necessary to make it usable. Please kindly direct us how to do that. Thank you.— Preceding unsigned comment added by User:CTF99 (talkcontribs)

Where can we go to fix the permission for it? ThxCTF99 (talk) 18:17, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

wp:commons - Govindaharihari (talk) 18:19, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

"Edit warring" Bryna Kra[edit]

If you look at the edit history carefully you will notice that I was adding a date of birth to an article whose Wikidata entry contains the same information, and whose German and Portuguese version already contain the same information. I provided an additional source with an authority file from the Library of Congress. The information was reverted at first erroneously claiming the Library of Congress did not contain the full DOB (of course it does), then that Library of Congress is not a reliable source by our WP:RS policy, and finally that the Library of Congress is somehow a primary source even though they explicitly refer to the source for their information. Yes, that lead to a back-on-forth of revisions, but calling this an 'edit war' is a stretch of the definition. --bender235 (talk) 16:13, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

I don't want to discuss this with you here thanks. Govindaharihari (talk) 16:16, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't understand your hostility, but of course I respect your decision. I just didn't want the discussion over at WP:BLP to derail into a discussion of the merit of my original edits. Anyhow, cheers. --bender235 (talk) 16:19, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Follow up on draft rewrite for Hasley Minor[edit]

Thanks for your comments at the BLP Noticeboard regarding the Halsey Minor article. Both you and the other editor said the [

proposed draft] would probably be better and more encyclopedic than the current lawsuit-oriented page. However, I wasn’t sure what the next steps are. What are the next steps to getting the draft implemented and/or otherwise addressing the issue? The article is affecting his reputation in the real-world so I am eager to get it fixed promptly while following Wikipedia’s rules. Jasonliveplanet (talk) 20:52, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi there! I do have two replies to your note:

  1. My call for TheDJ's resignation and re-RfA has nothing to do with Fram. It was in response to a statement made by TheDJ that said "I have ZERO trust in this community". Any admin who declares an open disdain for the community should resign, and that's something I don't think anyone should disagree with. I took his words at face value, and I have since clarified to him that I would have no problem with him if he didn't actually mean that. But I stand behind the sentiments that an admin who openly resents the community cannot continue to serve without either resigning or reconfirming their adminship.
  2. TheDJ's resignation has nothing to do with my request. TheDJ dismissed my call for his resignation, and I was actually thoroughly chastised for even bringing it up at BN. TheDJ resigned in response to the resysopping of Floquenbeam, saying he couldn't support a community that undermines WMF staff.

I won't pretend things didn't get too emotional, and I've actually backed off from the debate—it's been explained to me that on the off chance that there is a legitimate victim, we should err on the side of that victim, rather than buying into the alleged abuser's story of malice and corruption, and that is simply not something that I can argue against. I regret not coming to that conclusion on my own, I regret getting so caught up that I attacked some people personally, I regret creating a sideshow at DJ's desysop request at BN. I would point to any of that as a low point. But, the act of calling for the resignation of an admin who doesn't support the community is not something that I regret. The community governs this project, not admins. Admins merely exercise authority that has been delegated to them by the community. If you think an otherwise-good admin who doesn't trust or support the community (his words) should be an admin, we can agree to disagree on that, that's fine. You're not the only one who thinks that. TheDJ appears to have resigned because he didn't think it was just a vocal minority, and he wanted no part in that. He resigned because he disagreed. I don't mind you hosting anything that I said, but I think it misrepresents the situation to not acknowledge the two points made above. Regards, ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:37, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Swarm - Thanks for responding, per your comments and TheDJ's clarification below I have ammended my comment and removed that you had any part in the resignation, please accept my apologies for that, I understand you recognise you got carried away and we all learn from our mistakes, that is good, regards. Govindaharihari (talk) 16:12, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Govindaharihari, Swarm For clarity. I support Swarm's reading of the situation. I hadn't even read any of Swarm's comments before I turned in my rights. I will say that the 48 hours of comments by multiple people after that moment led me to deleting my user page and is also the reason that I have not made any statements further clarifying my position and actions just yet. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 12:30, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
TheDJ - many thanks for your clarification DJ. Govindaharihari (talk) 16:13, 17 June 2019 (UTC)


It's Geni, not Jeni, Govindaharihari. starship.paint (talk) 05:42, 29 June 2019 (UTC) Ta Govindaharihari (talk) 05:45, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

June 2019[edit]

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Thank you. Cabayi (talk) 10:07, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg You have your own distinct approach to editing here. but that's simply you being you. All the best Govindaharihari. starship.paint (talk) 09:29, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Re. ArbCom[edit]

Govindaharihari, please try to refrain from filing arbitration cases prematurely in the future. The situation between TonyBallioni and Geni may have been tense, but the two administrators were in the process of resolving the matter between themselves without any further action being warranted. Arbitration is strictly a measure of last resort, to be requested only when other means of dispute resolution have been tried and failed. Filing a case request for a disagreement that was on the verge of being settled, particularly when every commentator was explicitly asking you not to do so, accomplishes nothing and serves only to add yet another layer of drama where none is needed.

I don't think you acted with any bad intentions, and I'm sure you meant well. It's just something that I think you should try to keep in mind going forward. Kurtis (talk) 01:56, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Ok @Kurtis:Many thanks for the polite advice which I will take on board in future, regards. Govindaharihari (talk) 04:57, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
No problem, we all make mistakes sometimes. ;) Take care. Kurtis (talk) 05:04, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I wanted to follow up what I said earlier. In case it wasn't obvious, I'm not suggesting that you should never file an arb case request. Just remember to research the history of a dispute as best you can first, and then decide whether arbitration is the only viable means of bringing about a resolution. I saw your comment on the Eric Corbett RfAR, and I thought it would be a good idea to reassure you that you really didn't do anything overly wrong. It was just a newbie misunderstanding. ;) Kurtis (talk) 10:20, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for arbitration declined[edit]

The request for arbitration User:TonyBallioni's block of User:Starship.paint and User:Geni's unblock has been declined by the committee. The arbitrators' comments about the request can be viewed here. – bradv🍁 03:44, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award[edit]

Hallo Govindaharihari, you reverted my edit, this was wrong, please read carefully. Regards --Serols (talk) 18:58, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

CRISTIANO RONALDO is not a correct addition in capitals. There were such a lot of poor edits there I have reverted back to the last apparent good version, thanks Govindaharihari (talk) 19:07, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Shehram shah[edit]

I haven't yet looked that deeply (only a glance), but this might be a Kaverikukku matter; see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Kaverikukku/Archive. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 02:39, 8 September 2019 (UTC)