User:Shshshsh

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About Me[edit]

I'm Shahid (शाहिद), a young contributor originally coming from India. My biggest interests on Wikipedia are Bollywood, and anything related, and cinema in general.

Where films are concerned, my first love is Hindi cinema (Bollywood). I'm a film buff so I naturally enjoy Hollywood films too and do admit that the majority of them are far more progressive and innovative in terms of writing and technique.

I have many favourites in film. This may give you a mistaken impression, so I'm happy to announce and make it clear that I'm not here to glorify my favourites. I'm totally against any kind of POV, and during my time on WP have constantly fought against its inclusion. I always try to keep myself fair-minded and unbiased, and that's the approach I would expect from fellow editors. I generally work on different articles, but I'm mainly interested in improving Bollywood-related pages. When I joined WP, they used to be of incredibly poor quality where writing is concerned. But with time, many great editors have joined the project and today there are several high-level articles, which I look at and can be only proud of.

My work on Wikipedia includes:

  • Creating [and usually writing] film and actor articles, as well as lists, templates, cats etc.
  • Cleaning up film and actor articles
  • Expanding film and actor articles (to make them look good and to raise their standards up.)
  • Reverting vandalism anywhere.

There are several editors whose work and goodwill I came to highly appreciate during my time on WP - they include Rossrs, Plumcouch, Grenavitar, Dr. Blofeld, Dwaipayanc, among others.

I am a big fan of proverbs and old sayings, I believe if every person read one of these at least once a day, their proportions would be different. Anyway, some of mine are placed here. If you have anything of value to offer, please do and I'll add them.

My work[edit]

Pages created[edit]

Films
Biographies
Filmography
Templates
Award pages
Discographies and Albums

Articles I have widely expanded:[edit]

I've worked on many articles, in fact so many it would be difficult to mention them all, but those I can think of are:

Important steps[edit]

December 23, 2008: The day Zinta's article featured on Wikipedia's Main Page as "Today's featured article".
  • Organised most of the category pages of the Filmfare Awards, changing the layout and adding nominations. It takes a lot of energy but the result is pleasing.
  • Dimple Kapadia is one actress I like. When I looked at it in September 2011, the thought of expanding it turning it into something decent seemed so far from reality, considering most of her work had happened so long ago, but in spite of this I managed to take it from this sad stub to something more reasonable within four days. But it was not enough for me, and in December the same year I returned to editing it, and, this time after having done a greater research, without even realizing the progress I'm doing, within less than a month, I managed to produce this result, which honestly I'm very proud of. This was followed by my taking a long wikibreak during which my friend Blofeld as always came to help of a friend and complete the uncompleted, and nominated it for a GA after polishing it up a little more. This was challenging and I really like this article.
  • I've been the main contributor of the Preity Zinta article for almost a year-and-half now. My history with the article was long!! My biggest dream was always to make it FA. But it was not an easy task; it was actually the opposite! It was first listed as GA, thanks to the help of Blof, and later approved as A-class biography article. However, its FAC turned out as a whole mess - it failed, and was delisted from GA. That was tough, but then, thanks to the help of Dwai and John, it was improved further. But there was no end to obstacles, and even after taking a peer review, it did not get listed as GA, and we had to start a GA reassessment to make it GA. Following that, after further work, copyedits and improvement, I thought it was time to face another FAC, but because of what had happened before, I thought it would be better to take another PR to be sure. And the second long FAC, which at some points seemed to be waiting for the same results as the previous one, it passed FA!!! After months of work, two GANs, two PRs, and two FACs (and many discussions in different noticeboards as well), it finally passed FA on May 27, 2008!!!

DYKs[edit]

Did you know that Hema Sardesai is the only Indian singer to win the Grand Prix at the 16th International Pop Song Festival in Germany?

Updated DYK query On 14 October, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hema Sardesai, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Did you know that India's Red and White Bravery Awards were renamed the Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Awards after protests claimed it provided surrogate advertising for Red and White brand cigarettes?

Updated DYK query On 9 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Awards, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

  • Kaash (created and written by me):

Did you know that Kaash, was the last Hindi film in which Kishore Kumar did playback singing?

Updated DYK query On 26 April, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Kaash, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Did you know that Indian businessman Ness Wadia, a co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kings XI Punjab, is the great-grandson of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah?

Updated DYK query On May 15, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ness Wadia, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

  • Vachan (creted and expanded by me):

Did you know that the 1955 Hindi film Vachan marked composer Ravi's debut as a film music director?

Updated DYK query On September 29, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Vachan, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Did you know that the Indian film Shehar Aur Sapna, a love story set in a drain pipe, won the National Film Award for Best Film and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for actor Nana Palsikar?

Updated DYK query On October 4, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Nana Palsikar, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

... that director Asit Sen received his first and only Filmfare Best Director Award for his 1970 film Safar, which was not nominated for the Best Film award?

Updated DYK query On October 13, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Safar (film), which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Hopefully I can say, this list will only increase gradually with time (and it does, I just can't bother updating it all the time:-))

Recognition[edit]

Million award logo.svgThis user won the Million Award for bringing Preity Zinta to Featured Article status.
India Quizmaster1.svgThis user was the winner of Round 37 of the India Quiz.
The Bollywood Star - for your continuous dedication and desire to polish articles ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 15:49, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Indiafilm.png The Indian Cinema Barnstar
I, Blofeld the Bald, award this Indian cinema Barnstar for your excellent and prolific work on Indian films and actresses and cleaning up articles to a high standard. Your're a credit to the industry. This is also for sharing my exquisite taste in beautiful actresses. As they say in Scotland "Ya doi'n good laddie"!


A Barnstar! For being one of those editors who have continuously helped improve many Bollywood articles by leaps and bounds. --Bollywood Dreamz Talk 06:29, 7 September 2007 (UTC)


SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
For Shahid, who never gives up, who is improving Preity Zinta's article continously, who is a great Wikipedian and a helpful editor on many, many articles - and a good, quick vandalism fighter. Best regards, Plumcouch Talk2Me 01:08, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Contributor Barnstar
For being one of the most helpful and kindest Wikipedians as well as contributing so much to Preity Zinta's article and many other Bollywood related articles and never giving up hope. Keep up the good work my friend. --Bollywood Dreamz Talk 21:22, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar
For a resilient editor who learns and improves from criticisms, never lets blunders or extremely difficult situations impede his growth as Wikipedian and has the ability to recover with a smile. ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 23:12, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


A Barnstar! I, Pa7, award Shshshsh the Bollywood barnstar for his complete dedication towards the related articles and his tireless effort in making sure the articles reach the highest standards. Your a huge asset to Bollywood cinema. Well done and keep up the good work :-) Pa7 13:13, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


A Barnstar!
The Bollywood Barnstar

Considering all the work that it took to get it there, you more than deserve this, Shahid. Great work on getting Preity Zinta to GA!--John Carter (talk) 02:34, 26 February 2008 (UTC)


SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
For Shahid for perservering with Preity Zinta's article continously making it great as well as being the nicest editor on the planet Universal Hero (talk) 18:18, 26 February 2008 (UTC)


Hestemøj.jpg Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gifThe Crap toleration barnstar
For your outstanding ability to deal with the crap that you encounter and staminar at using the pooper scooper to make wikipedia a better place. How you tolerate such a strong exposure to ammonia (which is potentially lethal) I don't know but the Bald One is proud of your resistance to it. Keep up the strong resistence to it and in making the world a cleaner place!! ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 17:48, 1 March 2008 (UTC)


A Barnstar!
The Optimist's Star

For not quitting even when it would have been easier to. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 03:05, 27 May 2008 (UTC), and endorsed by Ncmvocalist (talk) 15:45, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Cscr-featured.svg The Most Resilient Editor on Wikipedia Barnstar
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CONGRATULATIONS!! To Mr. Shahid, owner of the biggest pair of Cajones on wikipedia

Never letting months of blood, sweat and tears and hell put a stop to his truly unbelievable determination to succeed. I hereby award you this Tireless Contributor Barnstar to congratulate you for achieving your first much deserved FA article. May this article be a model for other articles on Indian actors and actresses to follow and may this have provided you with much experience in the knowledge of what is required for future FA's. I wish you all the very best and it is brilliant how you stuck in there when most editors would have given up. It shows a great strength of character. Have some time to celebrate but please let me join in with you!!!

♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 10:27, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Bollywoodbarnstar.JPG The Indian Cinema Barnstar
A Bollywood barnstar for Shahid's brilliant work on the Preity Zinta and other articles. Finally, after such a long time, Zinta article has achieved the FA status, thanks to unputdownable Shahid.Congrats! --Dwaipayan (talk) 12:26, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Starhalf.png The Half Barnstar
Presenting you with one half of the great barnstar of collaboration for the Preity Zinta article. The other half goes to Dwaipayan. Aditya(talkcontribs) 15:01, 27 May 2008 (UTC) and fully endorsed by Mspraveen (talk) 16:32, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
I hereby award Shahid, one of the most helpful and kindest Wikipedian, this Special Barnstar for his continious and amazing work on Wikipedia, particularly for his tireless involvement and dedication on Preity Zinta's article; the article truly deserves to be at the spot it is today. Keep up the good work my friend!! Regards, --Bollywood Dreamz Talk 16:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Filmbarnstar.png The WikiProject Films Award
I, hereby award User:Shshshsh the WikiProject Films Award for his/her valued contibutions to WikiProject Films. A thoroughly deserved achievemnet for you know what. Keep going Buddy! Universal Hero (talk) 10:00, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Awarded 28 May, 2008


A Barnstar! The Bollywood barnstar awarded to Shahid, for his awesome contribution to the Preity Zinta article as well as Indian cinema. This is also for basically hanging in there despite all the obstacles. Keep at it! Pa7 17:55, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Starhalf.png The Half Barnstar
For holding the fort, for responding to development, for guidance and for love. After the Riya Sen graduation I can't help giving you one of these. Cheers Aditya(talkcontribs) 08:09, 14 June 2008 (UTC)


BoNM - India.png The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
Awarded to Shshshsh aka Shahid, one of the most prolific editors from India. We are proud of you ! -- Tinu Cherian - 06:41, 5 December 2008 (UTC)


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Shshshsh has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've officially declared today as Shshshsh's Day!
For being a great person and awesome Wikipedian,
enjoy being the star of the day, Shshshsh!

Signed, Neutralhomer

A record of your Day will always be kept here.


No Spam Barnstar Hires.png The No Spam Barnstar
For your exceptional efforts in keeping the POV merchants locked in the cell where they belong and maintaining some level of neutrality. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:21, 20 July 2011 (UTC)


Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Very Good job with the Bollywood stars pages. Keep it up :D Meryam90 (talk) 01:51, 11 August 2011 (UTC)


PreityZinta.jpg Thanks for your contributions
Hey Shshshsh,

Here is a quick note to say 'thank you' for such wonderful contributions on Preity Ziinta article and making it a FA. I'm sure you must be one of her biggest fans. :)

I am Nitika working with the India Programs team of the Wikimedia Foundation. So glad to connect with you! Nitika.t (talk) 06:36, 23 December 2011 (UTC)


Indian Bollywood film clapperboard icon Nuvola.png The Bollywood Barnstar of Excellence
For your excellent work expanding the Dimple Kapadia article. Wonderful job my friend! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:16, 24 December 2011 (UTC)


Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Because you're probably the main contributer to every article about a Bollywood celebrity. Brilliant stuff man, keep it up. Meryam90 (talk) 00:03, 26 December 2011 (UTC)


Compass Barnstar Hires.png The Guidance Barnstar
I, hereby lay upon this Barnstar to you for your hard work put up in providing guidance—a piece of cake for those who are filled with perseverance to accomplish a goal and a necessary feature for those who wish to get the best of life. Keep it up! X.One SOS 09:31, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hello,

Appreciate your work on Preity Zinta. You have done a superb job! Have made a few contributions from my side too (although not comparable to yours). I tried changing the profile pic in the article but it got deleted (i dont really know why since i had obtained the pic from a free-to-share source and had even provided the link to the same) .. I request you to Upload a more recent picture. And if not possible then plz tell me how i can do so myself.. Thank you Cheers Wokay12 (talk) 18:44, 19 December 2012 (UTC)


Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Preity Zinta (estimated annual readership: 1,401,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:55, 28 August 2013 (UTC)


Filmbarnstar Hires.png The Film Barnstar
For your contributions to articles related to Indian cinema which have inspired many of us Indians (myself included) to expand many biography and film articles to GA and FA status. Thank you very much. :) — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 01:41, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

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