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South vs Western India[edit]

Can we discuss here regarding the new claim ? Shrikanthv (talk) 12:10, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

@Shrikanthv: It is not "South vs West" as you put it. It is about the inclusion of the word western in the lede as in this text: a state considered to be part of southern and western India which I had edited in here is reliably sourced since the Ministry of Minority Affairs includes Karnataka in its 'Western Zone'. Check this. On the contrary, I didn't find any source in the article which supports the phrase: south western region. And kindly ping me. - Fylindfotberserk (talk) 13:20, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
@Shrikanthv: Hello? - Fylindfotberserk (talk) 14:07, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Karnataka for deletion[edit]

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The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Karnataka 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.

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 04:30, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

"Digland" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Digland. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. – Uanfala (talk) 00:02, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

This Featured Article lacks citations for many statements in various sections[edit]

Although considered to be a WP:Featured Article, this article is lacking citations for many statements in various sections (WP:FA 2c). In fact, not only are citations missing for many statements, but the citation format also isn't matching as per the Featured Article guidelines (WP:citing sources). Hence the Refimprove tag is added to this article. — Aviator423 (talk) 12:44, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Aviator423, I'm not seeing the problem - on a quick scan through, I do see one or two unsourced sentences, which aren't adding much and might be removed, but I don't know that's is bad enough to warrant that tag. Would you be able to expand on your concerns - which sections / assertions are you worried about? GirthSummit (blether) 13:22, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Hi GirthSummit (blether),
Thanks for the reply.
I have listed below the statements lacking citations in just the first 2 sections of this Featured Article. The subsequent sections also follow the same pattern but the list is too long to be mentioned for the entire article.
1. History section
  • "Evidence of neolithic and megalithic cultures have also been found in the state"
  • "The decline of Satavahana power led to the rise of the earliest native kingdoms, the Kadambas and the Western Gangas, marking the region's emergence as an independent political entity."
  • "As the 'doctrine of lapse' gave way to dissent and resistance from princely states across the country, Kittur Chennamma, Sangolli Rayanna and others spearheaded rebellions in Karnataka in 1830, nearly three decades before the Indian Rebellion of 1857."
  • "Other uprisings followed, such as the ones at Supa, Bagalkot, Shorapur, Nargund and Dandeli. These rebellions—which coincided with the Indian Rebellion of 1857—were led by Mundargi Bhimarao, Bhaskar Rao Bhave, the Halagali Bedas, Raja Venkatappa Nayaka and others."
  • "In the early 1900s through the post-independence era, industrial visionaries such as Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, born in Muddenahalli, Chikballapur district, played an important role in the development of Karnataka's strong manufacturing and industrial base."
2. Geography section
  • "The state has three principal geographical zones:"
  • "The highest point in Karnataka is the Mullayanagiri hills in Chikmagalur district which has an altitude of 1,925 metres (6,316 ft)."
  • "Some of the important rivers in Karnataka are Kaveri, Tungabhadra, Krishna, Malaprabha and the Sharavathi."
  • "A large number of dams and reservoirs are constructed across these rivers which richly add to the irrigation and hydel power generation capacities of the state. "
  • "Depending on the agricultural capability of the soil, the soil types are divided into six types, viz. red, lateritic, black, alluvio-colluvial, forest and coastal soils. "
  • "Western Ghats of India has of the rarest and unique collections of flora and fauna. "
  • "Karnataka is divided into three zones — coastal, north interior and south interior. Of these, the coastal zone receives the heaviest rainfall with an average rainfall of about 3,638.5 mm (143 in) per annum, far in excess of the state average of 1,139 mm (45 in)."
  • "the monsoon season between June and September" (Note: This isn't applicable to eastern places like Bangalore, Chikkaballapura and Kolar that have 2 monsoon seasons. Their 2nd monsoon season is from October to December)
  • "The highest recorded temperature was 45.6 °C (114 °F) in Raichuru district. The lowest recorded temperature was 2.8 °C (37 °F) at Bidar district. "
  • "The districts are further divided into sub-districts (talukas), which are governed by sub-commissioners (talukdars); sub-divisions comprise blocks (tehsils/hobli), which are governed by block development officers (tehsildars), which contain village councils (panchayats), town municipal councils (purasabhe), city municipal councils (nagarasabhe), and city municipal corporations (mahanagara palike)." (Note: the table following this statement is also unsourced)
As mentioned earlier, I have listed the missing citations for statements in just the first 2 sections. The list is too long to mention for the entire article, and there are many more unsourced statements in the subsequent sections. Kindly note that this is a WP:Featured Article. And it's not just about missing citations, even the citation format needs to be accurate for FA (WP:citing sources).
For your information, having cited statements is one of the main necessities for a WP:Good Article, and Featured Articles are considered to be of much better quality than a GA. – Aviator423 (talk) 14:27, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Aviator423, yes, thanks I kind of know what the requirements for GAs and FAs are (sneak a look at my userpage bling) - this article was assessed for FA back in 2007, I won't be surprised if a bit of crud has accumulated since then, or if it would fail FAR now. I was just concerned that sticking a tag on without expanding on your concerns wouldn't help fix the problem. At least now editors have some specific things to go looking for - thanks for listing them. GirthSummit (blether) 15:35, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

south south Indian sister states[edit]

The lede states that Karnataka is "the only southern state to have land borders with all of the other 4 south south Indian sister states." My instinct is to say "the other 4 southern Indian sister states", but there may be some other variable in play here, so I'm pointing it out rather than making the change. Vagabond nanoda (talk) 06:00, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Your point is valid. You can edit if you want to. Thanks.--25 CENTS VICTORIOUS  06:56, 19 May 2020 (UTC)