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Welcome to my user page. I am a teacher who lives in Lake County, Illinois, USA. I first edited Wikipedia sometime around March 2004. A lot has changed since then. For the last two years, most of my editing has focused on maintaining the Illinois Portal.

More about me[edit]

United States Illinois Fishal (talk · contribs · count)
My significant contributions


Work space[edit]

I use my user page as a personal work space. The following links are mainly for me. But feel free to explore if you like.

Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines
Wikipedia:Manual of style
Wikipedia:Picture tutorial
Common Errors in English

Categorizing article - [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Categories/uncategorized|You can help!]]
Typo correction - [[Wikipedia:Typo|You can help!]]

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User:Fishal/History of slavery in Illinois
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User:Fishal/Illinois Portal news talk

List of Governors of Illinois
History of slavery in Illinois
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Constitution of Illinois


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Awards and legalities[edit]

WikiProject Illinois Barnstar.png The WikiProject Illinois Barnstar
You understand Illinois! FixCop (talk) 18:04, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Content Creativity Barnstar Hires.png The Content Creativity Barnstar
This is a great article. Hope you are planning to put it up for DYK! Keep up the great work! Stalwart111 22:36, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Globe-barnstar2.png The Geography Barnstar
For first of all, seeing a previously unrecognized lacuna--the historical evolution of the 102 counties of the Great State of Illinois--and then, secondly, for filling the same, I award thee, Fishal, the Geography Barnstar. HuskyHuskie (talk) 01:31, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
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Fishal is hereby awarded this Special Barnstar for years of being a kindly and helpful Wikipedian and an example of tolerance to others. Well done! Paxse 13:04, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
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