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Hey dude

Thanks for the t-shirt; I want it delivered first-class, okay? ;-) Also, many, many thanks for being my good friend over all these months. Hope school and life is going great, —Ed (talkcontribs) 20:26, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Sure Ed, it's on the way. But remember that if you don't get it, it'll be because the US postal service sucks and not because I haven't sent it ;) Real life is going just fine (hope yours is too), and actually I've finished school. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 07:38, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
Hey, our postal service is quite good, thank you. :-) RL is okay for me; I'm still procrastinating homework this year, but the difference is that it's not Wikipedia's fault (entirely). Instead, I've been doing a bunch of stuff, like ultimate frisbee and flag football with people from my residence hall. Quite fun, but that + Wikipedia + other things (for example, really trying to get a certain girl to like you ;) have sucked my time away from what I really should be doing, homework. Oh well. You're done with school? Are you going on to university? —Ed (talkcontribs) 05:38, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Sanni Yakuma

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≈ Chamal talk ¤ 04:42, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, that's the first sign of madness: getting messages from yourself :P ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 07:39, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
:O —Ed (talkcontribs) 05:38, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

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Reply

I clarified - you confused the awards. ShahidTalk2me 08:38, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Ah, my apologies. I've replied at T:TDYK. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 08:47, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

re:Thanks

Heh, no problem. Anything for a fellow Huggler. Cheers! -sesuPRIME 10:51, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, plus weird coincidence

Thanks for quickly reverting the vandalism on Roman law and Geronimo. Also, I find it incredibly weird that both of us are apparently watching the same otherwise unrelated pages. What are the odds? --ShadowRangerRIT (talk) 16:06, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

No problem :) Actually, I'm not watching either of those pages. I just noticed and reverted the vandalism while RC patrolling with huggle. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 16:10, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIII (September 2009)

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLIII (September 2009)
From the coordinators

Greetings to all members of the Military history WikiProject, and to those outside the project who receive this news letter as well! My name is TomStar81, and it with a great sense of pride that I assume the position of lead coordinator for the project. On behalf of all the coordinators, both new and returning, we wish to thank those of you who participated in the September elections, and we look forward to working to advance the goals of the project for the next six months.

With the elections concluded, there are two changes. First, Roger Davies has been appointed a coordinator emeritus, joining our first coordinator emeritus Kirill Lokshin. Secondly, for the first time ever, the lead coordinator for the Military history WikiProject will be taking a lengthy wikibreak. For those who were unaware of this, I am an undergraduate student, and will be taking a leave of absence, effective end September, to focus on graduating in December. However, with fourteen coordinators, and two coordinators emeritus, I am confident the needs of the project will be well taken care of. For the VIII coordinator tranche, TomStar81 (Talk)

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Sorry Chamal.

It's Lady Renegade. Sorry - couldn't resist.

You *never* stop by my blog anymore! *pout*

By the way, whatever has happened to La Pianista? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.68.244.221 (talk) 12:27, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi! Good to hear from you again. But what are you doing making edits like that? Face-surprise.svg La Pianista is sort of semi-retired because she's busy in real life, but drops in once every two weeks or so. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 12:34, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Hard times at the moment. You could have left it there, you know. He deserved it. You're never on my blog! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.68.244.221 (talk) 12:39, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
I am now :) You've been here, you know the rules; no personal attacks, no vandalism. Real life problems should stay in real life. Please don't make that sort of edit again. Anyway, aren't you going to come back (to editing I mean)? ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 12:44, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
No, I'm a blogger now - don't have time for Wiki editing. Okay, I won't vandalize Black Shirt Cherub's page again. He never goes on it, anyway. He's never made a single edit and I'm pretty sure he's forgotten about it. Why did I get blocked for not editing and he doesn't? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.68.244.221 (talk) 13:28, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
OK then. Your block (which was later removed) was because the blocking admin considered that you were myspacing with few article edits. We don't block people just for not editing :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 13:37, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

re:DYK nomination of List of Suzuka Circuit fatal accidents

Hi

Sorry that I have being away when things can have been done back then, I hope it isn't too late for me to rectrify things as I have already done so. Please let me know if anything can be done to the nomination. Donnie Park (talk) 12:30, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but it looks like the nomination has been removed by someone. We've been having some problems with that. You can request at WT:DYK if you want to re-nominate it. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:11, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
It's there :P ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:19, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Happy Birthday

Anniv.svg Hey, Chamal N. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
-- GrooveDog (oh hai.) 13:03, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg
I know we've never really interacted, but I see you around DYK frequently and you do good work. I hope that you have a Happy Birthday! Warmly, –Katerenka (talk • contribs) 18:29, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Oh, thanks! Face-smile.svg ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:13, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
I just saw the notice. Belated wishes from me too. Hope you had a good day. All the Best!--Chanaka L (talk) 01:50, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 14:43, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Sorry for the timing but hope you had a good one. Take care and good luck for the exams.--Blackknight12 (talk) 05:29, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

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I'm looking for the Tamil word for "hoopoe".

HOOTmag (talk) 15:34, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

I have no idea. I don't recall ever seeing a bird like that. Anyway, my Tamil knowledge is not enough to name one bird from another :P Sorry. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 14:42, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
What a pity. HOOTmag (talk) 15:33, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Solosmasthana

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Ed (talkcontribs) 23:35, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara

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Special:Contributions/74.220.224.226

You should probably change the block reasoning to {{schoolblock}}.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 03:12, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I added the template to the talk page. Thanks :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 03:16, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
I mean instead of "Legal threats" as the block reasoning.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 03:29, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Hmm... Toddst1 has done the blocking for legal threats, so I'll leave it to him (I saw you've informed him already). I don't like to change another admin's actions. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 03:37, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Hello

Hello Chamal N, I noticed that I was mentioned here ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents ) under the title of "Disputed Removal of Rollback". I am currently involved in a dispute about the John Atanasoff article. I believe there is evidence that some users have made biased and indeed prejudiced remarks. I also think the use of double standards. However, since I have a personal connection to the topic therein, I cannot claim to be 100% objective either and therefore my conclusions and interpretations may be partially incorrect. There is also a potentiality that all parties involved have committed errors of judgement and a compromise may be the best solution. Unfortunately though I have attempted to compromise, I feel that my efforts have thus far been neglected. That said, I am wondering if you can look through all the comments on this discussion page ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:John_Vincent_Atanasoff ) and tell me what you think. I know there's a lot of material there, but I would truly appreciate it if you looked through it carefully when you have the time to do so. You seem to be a kind, intelligent and experienced Wikipedian. Furthermore, since the discussion is thus far dominated by people of Western descent, I believe that someone of your background will be able to observe the historical dynamics therein with maximal neutrality. I am seeking the truth, and through that truth I hope to stimulate a Wikipedia environment that is fair to all people of all ethnic descents. Thank you for your help and I wish you a good day.--Monshuai (talk) 08:36, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Looking at the discussion, I have to agree with Alison's comments. Sorry, but I'm not going to get involved there, since I don't think it'll do any good at this stage. Maybe you guys should consider following dispute resolution. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 17:22, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Chamal, I read the whole discussion form beginning to end and Monshuai does have very good points. Double standadrs are applied to that article. It is already known that John Atanasoff is the first Bulgarian American to invent a world changing invention.--Janelle4elle (talk) 00:04, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Then follow dispute resolution if you can't come to a compromise on the talk page. I'm not going to take sides on this. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 16:28, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Flag biased article: Illegal immigration to the United States

Can you please flag this extremely biased article, the word usage is dehumanizing to our undocumented population. And how they present the information is leading towards a particular sentiment. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Citoyendumonde (talkcontribs)

It is not biased. It is illegal to live undocumented in the US. - RUL3R*trolling*vandalism 17:06, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm not going to protect it, if that's what you mean. There's no reason to do so right now. If you think the article needs to be changed, please discuss on the talk page. Edits like [1], [2], [3] won't help much, and will only result in you being reverted and possibly blocked. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 17:18, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

checkuser ?

Thnk so? 8frÜitz has started editing on 4 October, a day after 23prootie was blocked. First edit was to T:TDYK, which is a bit unusual for a new editor. Even more interesting; all his edits to T:TDYK were to sections that 23prootie has been involved in in some way. I'm beginning to think a checkuser would be a good idea. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 13:49, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

23prootie has previously used different IPs, such as 122.53.101.148 and 194.213.52.82, to evade his/her block. It might be hard to check. --PFHLai (talk) 14:21, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Replied at your talk page. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 14:30, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Please feel free to try checkuser, but this edit by 8frÜitz is not "innocent", but sneaky, and it's an escalation of this and this by the anons. --PFHLai (talk) 14:43, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

FYI, Chamal N: J.delanoy found that 23prootie = 8frÜitz, and has blocked and warned "them". --PFHLai (talk) 19:23, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

I know :) I asked him to check. Hopefully, that will be the end of the story. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:08, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Kodaikanal-Munnar Road

  • I removed external links from prose of main body. Marcus (talk) 13:37, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
OK, thanks :) I've replied at T:TDYK. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 16:26, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

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User accounts

Hey, I was wondering if there was anyway to merge the edits of a previous account to my current one? Thanks--Blackknight12 (talk) 07:44, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

No. But you can declare (and it's best to do this) on your userpage that the account was you. What is the account we are talking about? And btw, you're aware of WP:SOCK, right? If you are using this account, you must have discontinued the use of the other. Otherwise you can be blocked for sockpuppetry. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 07:53, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah I'm talking about an old account, that I no longer use, and yeah I know about WP:SOCK. Thanks--Blackknight12 (talk) 12:34, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
OK then :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 13:06, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of India women Test cricketers/archive1

I've answered your question; it was nothing more than an ease-of-use visual split. cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 14:46, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm watching it. I'll reply there later, when I've had time to take a closer look at the article. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 14:48, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
Cricinfo doesn't provide an explanation for the + and why the stats may not be complete for balls bowled. CricketArchive however provides the raw figures without noting that there may be discrepancies there. Do you think it might be ok to just switch the ref to CricketArchive for those and leave it? I really don't know why the + would exist only for two bowlers and on looking at match scorecards, I wasn't able to figure that out either. cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 17:12, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Scratch that, the reason is available if you go through the individual scorecards for all twenty games instead of reading the summary innings stats which I did initially. Did that, got the answer. cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 19:16, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

<--Can you also provide your feedback at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of India women ODI cricketers/archive1? cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 05:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Will do :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 07:54, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi

Your a mean person. Why can't you just let people have fun????? I mean who even reads Tay ZOnday anyhow?? +Plus isn't this supposed to be edited by reraders? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zanebeast60202 (talkcontribs) 03:07, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, it's supposed to be edited, not vandalised. Wikipedia is not for your amusement—you'll have to go somewhere else for that. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 03:10, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Deleted page request

I was looking for an admin who was online, and just saw you comment. I'd like to get a copy of my own user page prior to its deletion on 02:21, 21 June 2008 (deleted by Steve Smith by my own request). If you can help me out I'd appreciate it. Thanks! Equazcion (talk) 04:59, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

You mean restore it or you want me to email it to you? ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 05:01, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
I'd like it restored actually. Could you restore it to a subpage in my userspace? Equazcion (talk) 05:02, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
I see you restored the history to my main userpage, which is fine. Thank so much for your help :) Equazcion (talk) 05:05, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Sure, no problem :) It has to be restored to the original location before it can be moved to a subpage, actually. You can move it to a subpage now if you want. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 05:07, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Ok thanks. Again. :) Equazcion (talk) 05:57, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Kali puja

Chamal, are you active? Someone recently nominated a topical hook about Kali puja at DYK, but I have no way of confirming that Kali puja is occurring today (October 17). Any chance you would be able to confirm that? Gatoclass (talk) 06:37, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't know what that is, really. But [4], [5], [6] and [7] seem to confirm that it is being celebrated in India today. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 06:51, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
No problem, I confirmed it on google myself, and have now promoted the hook :) Gatoclass (talk) 07:02, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for accepting my DYK

Thanks for all your good work -- but right now for supporting the DYK for The Heartland Series. I figured it was a new article, for all intents and purposes. FWIW, the "blog" source for the ALT hook was a professional reporter's blog on his newspaper's website. U.S. newspapers are publishing fewer and fewer print pages, so increasingly content is being "published" online on the reporters' blogs. --Orlady (talk) 15:16, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Doesn't hurt to IAR once in a while :) Pretty much everything there was new, and if you had just started a new article without splitting, it would have passed. I thought there wasn't much of a difference here. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 15:28, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

what???

How do I make a personl attack on you??????? PLease explain! -zane —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zanebeast60202 (talkcontribs) 17:09, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Why don't you answer

Why don't you answer???!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zanebeast60202 (talkcontribs) 01:41, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

His not online now, be Patience.--Blackknight12 (talk) 01:52, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I was the one who warned you, not Chamal. You complained because he warned you for your vandalism to several articles. He was not mean, he was reverting your inappropriate actions and warning you not to continue. You may consider this matter closed, and stop bothering Chamal. Acroterion (talk) 03:04, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Blackknight12 and Acroterion :) Zanebeast60202, you are still continuing to vandalize articles, after the warnings you have been given ([8] & [9]). I have warned you again on your talk page. You will be blocked if you do that again. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 04:22, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

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why?

IM really sorry I actually thought those were spelled wrong. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zanebeast60202 (talkcontribs) 19:02, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

We're not exactly stupid. Another admin had indef blocked you now, and you got more than enough chances to stop. If you don't stop after 8 warnings, then you clearly are not here to contribute constructively. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 00:41, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Al-Waleed bin Talal

Just a heads-up, it Looks like the anonymous editor created an account to blank this article. Aiken 13:45, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, my bad, forget that - they created it two days ago! Sorry for the disturbance. Aiken 13:47, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I had blocked the IP for 24 hours with editing disabled for anon users only, so he could still log in to an older account and edit. I didn't check thoroughly, but the edits seem different don't they? ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 13:53, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

hey chamal...

Do you know if blooded edge is retired or what? He hasn't answered me for a while.--The other shadow 00:59, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't know. He hasn't edited since August. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:06, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

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146.101.166.51

This IP is still editing after your block (according to my HG). I'm still worried that HG is giving me erroneous info. If you've got the time can you check the timeline? If I'm making mountains out of mole hills, please ignore. Thanks Tiderolls 05:04, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

I placed the block for only 24 hours. Looks like he resumed just a few hours after it expired. I've re-blocked him for a week. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 05:08, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response. I probably should change my settings back to show UTC. I customized them to show local time, but that doesn't apply to all pages and it gets confusing. Thanks again Tiderolls 05:22, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
No problem :) And thanks for letting me know. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 05:23, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Portal Sri Lanka DYK suggestions

Hi Chamal, Could you please list your Sri Lanka related DYK hooks in Portal:Sri Lanka/Did you know/Suggest. It would be great if you can include pictures of lead hooks too. Regards--Chanaka L (talk) 04:19, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Cadex 2009

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Jake Wartenberg 01:07, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK Medal

Thank You very much Chamal! This is the second award from you. I will cherish it. Writing DYKs is very interesting. Hope you would also continue to do the same. Regards!--Chanaka L (talk) 03:34, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 03:38, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

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Sri Lankan IDP camps

Certain controversial sections are coming up in the wiki such as the above, with attempts by editors to state them as internment camps [10]. I would value your opinion on this matter. I have started a discussion on the talk page [11]Kerr avon (talk) 01:02, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Hmm.... frankly, I'm sick of that kind of crap. I'll keep an eye on it, but I'm only participating in the discussion if it seems necessary. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 13:33, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Me too. Its sad to see people use wikipedia to push their POV's.Kerr avon (talk) 14:23, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for List of Sri Lanka Twenty20 International cricketers

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SoWhy 14:28, 27 October 2009 (UTC)


DYK

I'm not much for organizing/editing an article for DYK presentation but the one I just created for Michael Hole is interesting enough that someone might want to put it up. Thanx. 22:49, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

OK, I'll take a look at it and nominate it for you. Might take a few hours though, I'm a bit busy now. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 07:46, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Maha Sohona

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Thanks for your contribution to Halloween Victuallers (talk) 07:00, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

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For constant helpfulness, especially by cleaning up after me when I forget to remove images I temporarily uploaded from Commons. Face-wink.svg Regards SoWhy 10:17, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much, SoWhy. I don't do AFD and CSD work, so I hunt for those images to use my delete button :P ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 10:31, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Bopath Ella Falls

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Trick or Treat? ... thanks for the treat! Victuallers (talk) 13:00, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

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Trick or Treat? ... thanks for the treat! Victuallers (talk) 13:00, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

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Thank you. Well done. Victuallers (talk) 01:28, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh I love the pic on your redone barnstar - it just makes me laugh! Victuallers (talk) 14:10, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Murali's wickets

I did the same for BBM sorting on List of India women ODI cricketers. using {{SortKey}}. For a 5/54, I used the following code: {{SortKey|05146|05}}, where the 05146 = first two digits from no of wickets and last three is equal to 200 minus runs conceded. Then the sorting goes per standard convention of performance rankings. If you do this, you might be able to consolidate both to one column -- {{SortKey|05146|5/54}}. cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 02:52, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the help :) I've fixed it now. Actually, I wanted it to be two columns so that it can be sorted both by runs conceded and number of wickets. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 08:28, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Ah, yeah, the two columns help that way. These wikitables definitely don't like cricket scores though. I've struggled so much with getting those endashes to sort correctly. cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 04:31, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

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Hey, thanks for adding the hooks in the prep area to the queue, but when you did so, I think you forgot to upload the image locally or protect it on Commons, because it is currently on the Main Page and unprotected. Jolly Ω Janner 20:49, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh wow... fuck up of the century. I have no idea how I let that happen. Thanks for letting me know :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:03, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Elara (monarch) article name

Some one has changed the name to Elalan, can we revert back to the real name please. I cannot do it as it is an already existing name. Thanks Taprobanus (talk) 23:33, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Done alredy :))Taprobanus (talk)
Ah... sorry, I just logged in :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:04, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

DYK for List of international cricket five wicket hauls by Muttiah Muralitharan

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w00t! 50th :P ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 11:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

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Wow! Thanks, Taprobanus. This certainly is a surprise :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 17:32, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

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Very well done! Hope you would continue your good work. Regards!--Chanaka L (talk) 05:34, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Congrats dude, way to go. Keep on rollin' and you'll be at 100 before you know it! —Ed (talkcontribs) 05:49, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, guys :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 06:03, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

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Just wondering, what were your concerns to my answers of questions nos. 6 and 11 in my RFA? Sebwite (talk) 19:11, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Both your answers imply that you will put a lot of emphasis on your own opinion when making a decision about an AFD, especially the sentence "If my personal opinion were to delete, which will inevitably happen in some cases, I would go ahead and delete the article". Ideally, the closing admin's opinion should have nothing to do with the close whether it's a delete, keep or relisting. The closing admin's job is to weigh the arguments and determine consensus. Regardless of whether consensus is contrary to your opinion or with it, that should not affect your decision in any way. Others before me have explained that in their !votes, but I'll clarify my comment there if you want me to. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 05:12, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

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5 wicket haul lists

Hi Chamal! Having reviewed your Murali list, I was inspired to do similar for Glenn McGrath. Quite why I know not, he was the scourge of English cricket for some years, but there you go. So, I have two cricket lists at FLC right now, one for McGrath's five-wicket hauls, and one for Adam Gilchrist's centuries. Any chance you'd consider reviewing either or both of them? Cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:22, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Sure. I was planning to check out the cricket FLCs. I'll get to it when I have time. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 07:54, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Can you mention something about his 10 wicket hauls? Aaroncrick (talk) Review me! 01:51, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Already done :) I've replied at the FLC. Thanks. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 02:09, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Super, thanks. Aaroncrick (talk) Review me! 02:15, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

<--Chamal, don't know if you just haven't gotten to this yet, "five-wicket" is hyphenated in the title (Murali's list) but not for most uses within the article. They should be consistent? cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 02:12, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

It's done now. I was double checking to see if I had got them all. Thanks :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 02:23, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

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I had forgotten about that :O Thanks, Maralia. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 03:32, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
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If I understand correctly you are admin who locked Bad Romance. I'm requesting you reconsider the semi-protection of this article. My view is that it's been protected incorrect because it's a highly viewed article having a high about of edits - leading to a over protective response, but given a quick review of the edits I feel the level of vandalism as a proportion of edits is not high enough to warrant protection and that WP:AGF is being overruled without justification. SunCreator (talk) 01:11, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

No, I had protected the article on 4 November, and that protection expired on the 18th. The current protection was applied by Cirt (talk · contribs) on 25 November. You should ask him about unprotection. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 03:14, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

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SS Hilda

I've added the number of deaths to the text, and proposed a new hook at DYK. Mjroots (talk) 19:22, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

I've replied there. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 01:27, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

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Good work :) Need some quality Sri Lankan content. Aaroncrick (talk) Review me! 11:01, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks :) Yes, you're right; good and featured content are extinct species at WP:LK. But I was thinking of making a list for someone like Bradman now. We should have them complete for the more outstanding players first. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 15:23, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

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Does your comment concern the "hook" (and what should I do) or the sections in the article (are you expecting line references?). I don't understand your requirements, please clarify.

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No, not the hook. I'm talking about the sections in the article, and they need inline references. See the DYK rules for referencing if it's not clear. Sorry for the confusion, and please feel free to ask if you need any help with it. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 04:36, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
But the references would all link to one of the two articles, and there are only a few sections in the articles. Please feel free to work on the article - Leonard G. (talk) 04:40, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
That's quite all right. You can simply use the same reference is multiple places. See WP:NAMEDREFS. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 04:46, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

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Hi, I just rewrote it but will continue to cite it.If you have time, pls look it over for any errors, spelling or grammar mistakes. Thx Taprobanus (talk) 07:15, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Sure :) But I'm afraid it'll have to wait until after January 1st, since I don't have a lot of free time right now. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 11:03, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Protection of Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident

Thanks -- I really do hope that this will be the last time, although I fear little will change. Thanks again for the help. jheiv (talk) 12:40, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

DYK: Wagner hook

Hi Chamal, I managed to find the cited reference for the Alt1 Wagner hook in google books (which has lots of books searchable these days). The source and the hook didn't match up perfectly, but I think the matter can easily be remedied. I've dropped the author a note: [12].

Glad you found the Bruce High Quality Foundation article interesting. It was fun to write. (I just wish there were a free picture to go with it.) Cheers, --JN466 16:05, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Great. I'll take a look tomorrow, since I don't have much time now. But somebody else might have checked it by then, of course :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 12:38, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Help with columns

Hi Chamal, I'm trying to make a section of an article have two columns, with the first column having a fixed width so it doesn't stretch when the window gets wider. I know how to make the section in two columns with {col-begin} and {col-break} (thanks to your help when you answered that question for another user!) but I can't figure out how to set a width for the first column. Is there a way? Thanks! -Cheeselouise (talk) 08:54, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Glad to see you found it helpful, but it must have been quite some time ago. I can't remember when I answered a question about columns :P Anyway, the following should help you:
{{col-begin}} 
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Text in first column.
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Text in second column.
{{col-end}}
You can add values like 400px instead of the percentages. But I'd use a table if I were you, since columns don't work in IE. It's only supported in Firefox and Safari AFAIK. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 12:34, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Perfect! It works exactly as I was hoping it would, and it even works in Chrome and IE (I'm running IE7). I think the question you answered was from 2007 or so. Would you happen to know anything about image uploading to a new wiki using MediaWiki? That's another problem I'm having but can't find documentation anywhere online. Thanks so much -Cheeselouise (talk) 19:37, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
No, I don't know about MediaWiki. I guess you could ask at the MediaWiki support desk or their IRC channel #mediawiki. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 04:58, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

"Climategate" full protection

Hey there. Thanks for trying to tackle this page. I was wondering if we could find an alternative to full protection given that this page his been on lock for over three weeks of the past month and a half. Could you look into temporarily blocking disruptive users and removing the full protect? Thanks.--Heyitspeter (talk) 21:15, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Adding a tag would help (i.e., "Unbalanced"). Basically the article is in a bad place and won't change enough while it's protected.--Heyitspeter (talk) 21:50, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
There was a full scale edit war on that article, which hadn't stopped after several periods of protection earlier. If you're suggesting blocks, that would mean blocking pretty much everyone who had edited that article in the past few days. Without reaching a suitable agreement after a proper discussion, edit warring will start as soon as protection is lifted. I don't see how a tag would help (it's already there, btw); it's there for readers to know the article isn't NPOV, and I have never seen edit warriors being discouraged by them. You can ask for unprotection at WP:RFUP if you like, I don't have a problem with it if another admin thinks it's ok to unprotect. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 05:14, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

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I've basically rewritten the entire lead of List of international cricket centuries by Marcus Trescothick, hopefully it flows far better now. I'm sure it'll open up a whole new bag of issues though! Harrias (talk) 12:55, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

I've replied there. Looks good enough to me :) ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 13:33, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

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Welcome to the biggest WikiCup Wikipedia has yet seen! Round one will take place over two months, and finish on February 26. There is only one pool, and the top 64 will progress. The competition will be tough, as more than half of the current competitors will not make it to round 2. Details about scoring have been finalized and are explained at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. Please make sure you're familiar with the scoring rules, because any submissions made that violate these rules will be removed. Like always, the judges can be reached through the WikiCup talk pages, on their talk page, or over IRC with any issues concerning anything tied to the Cup. We will keep in contact with you via weekly newsletters; if you do not want to receive them, please remove yourself from the list here. Conversely, if a non-WikiCup participant wishes to receive the newsletters, they may add themselves to that list. Well, enough talk- get writing! Your submission's page is located here. Details on how to submit your content is located here, so be sure to check that out! Once content has been recognized, it can be added to your submissions page, from which our bot will update the main score table. Remember that only articles worked on and nominated during the competition are eligible for points. Have fun, and good luck! Garden, iMatthew, J Milburn, and The ed17 19:17, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Sri Lanka Featured Article Candidate

I am new at this, but I think Sri Lanka is ready to become a Featured Article Candidate.LEts try to get it on the Home Page. Thanks. 88.201.1.30 (talk) 16:42, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Well, no, Sri Lanka not ready to be a featured article yet. Have you read the Wikipedia:Featured article criteria? It must qualify all of them, and for a country article, that means extensive research and providing a lot of information. I can help if you like, but not much, I'm afraid; I don't have enough time to work on such a level. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 07:49, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVI (December 2009)

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLVI (December 2009)
From the coordinators
Happy New Year to all! I shall take this opportunity to reflect upon the past year. In 2009 our project grew impressively, adding nearly 100 new featured articles and doubling the total number of featured lists. Overall the total number of articles within our scope surpassed 95,000 in 2009, and if these numbers hold steady we will surpass 100,000 articles in 2010. Thank you all for your outstanding efforts.

We are currently working on several proposals to improve the project for 2010. These include bringing the Milhist Academy up to full operational status, as well as spicing up and streamlining the task force structure. Also, any help you can offer to clear the current backlog of Military History good article nominations would be appreciated.

For the Coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 11:10, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Morotai
  2. Castle
  3. North Carolina class battleship
  4. Xa Loi Pagoda raids

New featured lists:

  1. List of Brigade of Gurkhas recipients of the Victoria Cross
  2. List of World War I aces credited with more than 20 victories

New featured pictures:

  1. After the War a Medal and Maybe a Job
  2. Lincoln assassination conspirators execution
  3. National Fund for the Welsh Troops
  4. USS Annapolis in the Arctic
  5. Yiddish World War I poster

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Bita Paka
  2. Battle of Ostrach
  3. Charles Eaton (RAAF officer)
  4. Design A-150 battleship
  5. Dutch 1913 battleship proposal
  6. Helmut Lent
  7. Henry Wrigley
  8. James Harold Cannan
  9. James Whiteside McCay
  10. Lebaudy Patrie
  11. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
  12. Thomas Baker (aviator)
Project news
Awards and honours

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Sri Lankan article

Can you look at this thread on my talk page and help? I don't know much about Sri Lankan politics to do anything more. cheers. -SpacemanSpiff 08:22, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I can help with that. I can start this evening or tomorrow. But I think there's no need to look for Tamil sources (or rather, Sinhala sources); it should be covered by English media since it's the main opposition alliance against the governing party now. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 08:26, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Now I understand why I wasn't getting any hits for the originally mentioned party name + Fonseca! This explains it. cheers -SpacemanSpiff 18:16, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Sri Lanka Reconciliation WikiProject

Please see an important notice at WT:SLR#Should we close down this project?Sebastian 08:22, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Signpost: 1 January 2010

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