User:MatthewVanitas

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My primary focuses include:

  • Central and South Asian Islamic history, particularly in terms of rendering existing and new articles into NPOV
  • Improving sourcing and academic accuracy of Indian articles on castes and social groups; the subject is woefully prone to puffery and pseudo-history
  • Military history, particularly translating articles on conflicts not generally covered in English-language publications
  • Militancy and paramilitary organisations, to include sectarian and revolutionary groups
  • Folk music topics, particularly bagpipes and improving and organising coverage of highly localised musical traditions

Awards[edit]

BoNM - India.png The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
For your tireless contributions and constant monitoring on the article Kalwar (caste), I hereby award you this barnstar.Kailasher (talk) 06:28, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
AfC-barnstar-remake.png The Articles for Creation barnstar
Thanks for having the dedication and patience to put up with a newbie Wikipedian like me. I am extremely grateful for your assistance, advice and research to help me get my article accepted. Nathan121212 (talk) 14:25, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
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For translating so many articles from Russian, I'd like to give you this ;-) Pattont/c 20:25, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
US Senate new gavel.jpg To show appreciation of your many additions to the currently labeled List of members of the United States Congress killed or wounded in office‎, I present you with the Senate gavel... just don't tell the senate I gave it to you.

Now get back in there and make it even better!

--Found5dollar (talk) 15:01, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
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For creating and adding this excellent image of a Khyber Pass Copy Webley Pocket Revolver, adding a much needed visual boost and information addition to the Webley Revolver and Khyber Pass Copy articles Commander Zulu (talk) 06:03, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
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For responding to my plea for help at WP:Requests for feedback more enthusiastically that I could have dreamed of, and responding to forty-seven requests in ten days! --Physics is all gnomes (talk) 20:48, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
India Barnstar.PNG The India Star
For the Indian bagpipe instrument articles. keep up your great work. AshLin (talk) 13:32, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
CleanupBarnstar.PNG The Cleanup Barnstar
For your incredible clean up work on Indian caste related articles. —SpacemanSpiff 05:57, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Golden Wiki Award

You are among the top 5% of most active Wikipedians this past month! 66.87.7.126 (talk) 23:29, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
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for work above and beyond the call of duty on India related articles. SH 15:46, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
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For bringing public domain resources to notice of the Project. AshLin (talk) 12:52, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Barn-Ogi-Sensu-Red-Hinomaru.png WikiProject Japan Barnsensu Award
This Barnsensu is awarded to User:MatthewVanitas for spearheading the effort to create the Ainu Task Force for WikiProject Japan. Good work! Boneyard90 (talk) 21:48, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
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Congratulations, you have earned The Content Review Medal for having performed the highest number of reviews during the WikiProject Articles for creation December 2013 - January 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for contributing to the backlog elimination drive!
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 11:18, 26 February 2014 (UTC), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation
Goldenwiki 2.png The Gold Wiki Award
Congratulations, you have earned The Gold Wiki Award for having performed the highest number of reviews during the WikiProject Articles for creation December 2013 - January 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for contributing to the backlog elimination drive!
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 11:18, 26 February 2014 (UTC), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation
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The AFC Backlog Buster Barnstar
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Congratulations, MatthewVanitas! You're receiving the The Articles for Creation Barnstar because you got more than 175 points during the recent AFC Backlog elimination drive in June 2014! Thank you for you contributions to Wikipedia at-large and helping to keep the backlog down. We hope you continue reviewing submissions and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! (tJosve05a (c) 23:50, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

To-Do[edit]

Expand[edit]

Cleanup[edit]

Caste cleanup[edit]

Rewrite[edit]

Find images[edit]

Add refs[edit]

Mine[edit]

Mine for articles[edit]

Mine for translation[edit]

Mine for cites[edit]

Mine for pics[edit]

India pics[edit]

Translate[edit]

Portuguese[edit]

From English[edit]

Articles to write[edit]

Secondary to-write[edit]

Extremist groups[edit]

Political liberation groups[edit]

Drafts[edit]

Others' drafts for rescue[edit]

To be published if the originator never shows back up.

Useful tools[edit]

Interacting and reviewing[edit]

Fix linkrot[edit]

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