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DYK for Dhatusena

Updated DYK query On 2 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dhatusena, 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 18:50, 2 November 2008 (UTC)


So sorry Chamal, but I now have an 'Award' section on my UserPage. I tried to load the cookie you gave me onto it, but the vital part - the picture of a chocolate chip cookie - didn't load. Could you give me a cookie on my awards page, along with your original message to me? It was:Thanks for the compliment and cake :) Have a cookie. <then the cookie came up> and then your signature came up. Thanks a bunch! TopGearFreak Talk 19:33, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Go back into your history and look at the original message he left you! :) —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 19:54, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
OK, done. You could do it yourself as Ed mentioned, or by going to the editing page of that section and copying the code :) Cheers. Chamal talk 11:32, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
I tried to copy+paste the information from your cookie into my award book before I wrote that bit up there to you, but the picture of the cookie didn't come up. Remember? I told you that already. I wouldn't ask you to do something for me if I couldn't do it myself. So nyeah Ed17!! :P Rasppp! That raspberry was not for you, Chamal. It's for Ed17 only. TopGearFreak Talk 16:45, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, there's a space between the two parts in the cookie template (a line break). So maybe you selected only the lower part and didn't select the upper part. Sorry, I thought you weren't sure how to do it earlier; my mistake. I should read the comments more carefully :) Chamal talk 16:52, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
That's alright. :) TopGearFreak Talk 17:15, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Psh. I'm insulted. :D —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 17:47, 3 November 2008 (UTC)


SOCKPUPPETRY! :D :D :D —La Pianista (TCS) 04:37, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Do we have to call for one of these now...?
CHAMAL!!! could you...? I...thought...that you...were a constructive contributor... :) —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 04:44, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
What the ....?!¿ FBI/CIA/MI5/RAW/Mossad or anybody else, please find out who this guy is :D Chamal talk 11:55, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
But...Chamal...he's you! :P —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 17:48, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Sure he's not my mom? :D There should be only one Chamal in WP, so I got to find him out and assassinate him. (well actually, there's one at User:Chamal, but he hasn't edited since his account was created 2 years ago, so he can live) Chamal talk 00:29, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
He = mom...? —La Pianista (TCS) 00:35, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, obviously he's in disguise... ;P I mean 'she'. Chamal talk 00:37, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
....that's just scary... —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 00:54, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Missing gem-related articles

I noticed that you created some articles linked to my Missing topics list about gemstones. I wonder if you could have a look at it - Skysmith (talk) 11:00, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Well, I saw requests for the two articles Moon of Baroda and Star of the South at WP:OPEN, so I just googled and found out some sources and wrote them. I'm not an expert on the subject (in fact, I know nothing about diamonds or anything related to gemology). All I can do is provide a kind of overview based on what is in the sources, so I can't write them in depth. But thanks for the link, I'll definitely try to help :) Chamal talk 11:38, 3 November 2008 (UTC)


Hey, I was looking through the Template UserBoxes and I saw one saying 'this user is friends with ____' Can I stick your name in there and put it on my UserPage? Because honestly, you are my Wikipedia best friend. Thank you! TopGearFreak Talk 17:12, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Sure, thanks! I've added you too :) Chamal talk 00:22, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Added me to what?? TopGearFreak Talk 17:13, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Here :) Chamal talk 00:12, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Wah wah wah ^_^ I'm touched... TopGearFreak Talk 19:48, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Kashyapa I

Updated DYK query On 4 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Kashyapa I, 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 04:34, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Heh—guess who else has a DYK up right now at the same time? :D :P —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 04:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Darn...gnomes don't get any shinies like you two... —La Pianista (TCS) 04:47, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but Chamal did try to give you an idea for you to create your own article... :P —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 04:49, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, FYI, Eddie...
It would have failed WP:N. Turns out, this "pianiste" is no more than a regular, French MySpace pianist w/only several handfuls of views - in other words, a quasi-meme-like rip-off of moi, teh genuine pianista. —La Pianista (TCS) 04:54, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh, but you could have tried to get a DYK out an article that was similar to it! But no, you decided to be lazy and only click yourself to death using Huggle. :D Just kidding—using Huggle is admirable too. :)Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 05:05, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah. If it wasn't for that little <small> tag you left there, you'd most likely be in the netherworld by now, Eddie... —La Pianista (TCS) 05:35, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
....comforting.... Will I at least be allowed to pet the cute doggy if you ever actually send me there? —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 05:40, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

(un-indent)Which reminds me, Cerberus also got a DYK on Halloween :) Anyway, since I don't have time to improve articles that much (which means I won't be getting GA or FA articles for a long time) I'm working on creating ones like this or expanding existing stubs, so I can get in at least some DYKs. 3 more are waiting to be passed here. Help me fill the main page with DYKs? Chamal talk 12:14, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey! I came here to have fun, not get homework assignments! :D :D :D —La Pianista (TCS) 01:20, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
I will soon. I'm preparing for a massive re-write of both the Lexington-class battlecruisers and Lexington-class aircraft carriers, but I don't know if they will get to 5x expansion. —Ed 17 (talk)— 18:00, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Hanwei Group

Updated DYK query On 4 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hanwei Group, 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.

Hassocks5489 (tickets please!) 20:00, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Not mine. There's been some mistake. I did not create or expand the article Hanwei Group. Chamal talk 00:12, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

A Message From Earth

The expansion looks good! --Rosiestep (talk) 17:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! :) Chamal talk 00:08, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for participating in my RfA, which recently passed with 126 in support, 22 in opposition and 6 neutral votes.

Thanks for your strong support in my RFA!!
If you want to reply to this message please use my talk page as watch listing about 150 pages is a bit messy
·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 19:43, 5 November 2008 (UTC)


Guestbook barnstar.png MISTER ALCOHOL's Guestbook Barnstar
For being the first person to sign my guestbook, I, Alberto García, hereby present Chamal N with this award. Cheers! -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 05:41, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Also have some cookies, amigo!

I forgot to give this to you. ;) Cheers! -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 05:45, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Chamal talk 11:31, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Problem at new contributors' help page

Thanks for letting me know. As expected, it's yet another sockpuppet of this banned editor. Jayjg (talk) 02:15, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Moon of Baroda

Updated DYK query On 7 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Moon of Baroda, 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 11:45, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Correct info at Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment

Hey, Im sorry to differ with you but, facts are that the order of Order of Precedence of the SL army and any other commonwealth army is Armour, Artillery, Engineers, Signals, Infantry, Special Forces, Support Arms and Services & Volunteer Forces. That is why all volunteer units such as Sri Lanka Army Pioneer Corps, Sri Lanka National Guard & Sri Lanka Rifle Corps are at the end. The Mechanized Infantry Regiment is considered a Infantry unit hence it falls under the Infantry (last since its the newest infantry regiment) which comes before Special Forces. The Order of Precedence is not seniority but the place each regiment has when marching. The ref is accurate as is The order of precedence in other armies are as follows;

Gira2be (talk) 17:05, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. My big mistake then. I was under the impression that the template records seniority. I guess I should look at the heading more carefully before I go about adding stuff. Sorry about that. Blush.png Chamal talk 00:59, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Star of the South

Updated DYK query On 8 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Star of the South, 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 11:37, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Mahasen

Updated DYK query On 8 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mahasen, 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 11:41, 8 November 2008 (UTC)


How do you become a rollbacker?--Spittlespat 22:46, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

When you've had some experience with reverting vandalism and have a fair understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines, you can apply for rollback here, or you can ask from an admin. I think you can get it now. Sorry for the late reply, I didn't log in yesterday. Chamal talk 02:11, 9 November 2008 (UTC)


Am not 100% sure as auto logging out can be a few different thing's. From my own personal experience the remember me check has been the culperate. I responded to tell the user to go straight back to the help desk if it occars again. P.S. I thought it would be more appropriate to respond to you here.--intraining Jack In 15:41, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for clarifying. I wasn't too sure, that's why I asked :) Chamal talk 04:17, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for A Message From Earth

Updated DYK query On 10 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article A Message From Earth, 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.

Victuallers (talk) 23:02, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

i'm confused

do you mean to tell me that you don't like dragons? (talk) 07:33, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

I like dragons, but I don't like it when people insert stuff about dragons to every other page they see. That's why you got yourself a block. Anyway, this edit is vandalism too I guess, but then at least you didn't accuse me of being a humourless @$$hole :) Chamal talk 07:51, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
hey now, it was only the one page that i put dragons on! :p i appreciate your sensibility and slight sense of humor though :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:36, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

TSV Vestenbergsgreuth

Thanks for letting me know, I've come up with an alternative and posted it but I'm not perfectly happy with it. I give it some more thought. Let me know what you think. EA210269 (talk) 08:27, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: EA2102's TSV hook

Nope, it looks like that's a different TSV team. Cheers, —Politizer talk/contribs 14:10, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Chamal talk 14:34, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: Science

According to the protection log, the article was actually semi-protected between May 9th and November 9th. After six months, the protection expired, but nobody had removed the lock icon indicating that it was protected. I have removed the icon; however, based on the recent IP edits, the article is heading back towards protection again. Useight (talk) 16:49, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXII (October 2008)

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This has been an automated delivery by BrownBot (talk) 23:34, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Naintal Lake

Dear Chamal,

Thank you very much for accepting my DYK hook. It has appeared on the mainpage but not yet on my talk page and dicussion page.

I have visited all my neghbouring contries except Sri Lanka. I hope to make it soon, but now only as a tourist.--Nvvchar (talk) 11:57, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Sure, no problem :) Nainital Lake was a great article and it deserved to be featured on the main page. The credits will probably be done soon. It usually takes some time these days (not much, a hour or two maybe), since not many people are involved with updating the template.
I hope you have a nice tour, if you're coming here! Chamal talk 12:13, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Crasher Reg

Hi... Thanks for your note and the interest in reviewing my DYK. I've tried to clarify it. Do let me know if it helps. Maybe it would be better if I left out the snake and the thumb. What do you think? Thanks again. Les woodland (talk) 15:06, 14 November 2008 (UTC)les woodland

I'll go see now. Thanks for the response :) Chamal talk 00:58, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

re:article and pictures

You said you wanted to edit a article with me. I be gald too... unless you already did...--Spittlespat 20:46, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

So how do you put pictures on wikipedia (and like I said on ed17's userpage I confess that I think emily browning is a little cute... :D :D)--Spittlespat 21:19, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Hate to break it to you, but perhaps the safest way to obtain a picture of a celeb is to seek them out and take the pic yourself. Unless, of course, you want to go the long way around and negotiate with someone who owns a pic of Ms. Browning under a copyright. After that, you must promise to put it under fair use and use the picture exclusively on that article. For famous living persons, though, I think that the chances of lawfully getting access to a fair-use image are pretty slim.
But if I've completely missed your point (meaning you asked how to upload files in general), click on the link "Upload file" to your left, under "Toolbox." Follow the directions carefully, and don't forget to be über-descriptive when adding details about your media. —La Pianista (TCS) 21:53, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
You are kidding me! how am I suppose to go up to emily browning, liam aiken, or freddie highmore and take a picture of them???!!! great... the good news is that I became a rollbacker!--Spittlespat 21:59, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
No idea :), but Congrats on the WP:BROOM. Anyways, that's the main reason a bunch of Wikipedia's articles are missing images, in my opinion... IceUnshattered [ t ] 22:03, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Congrats on rollback! You can get Huggle now if you want. Yeah, I'll start the article this evening (my time, you'll probably be asleep then) and you can do your bit when you have time. But we have only 5 days to complete it. I'll do the initial draft, then you can add some more stuff to it. I'll give you the refs needed. When it's ready to start, I'll tell you on your talk page. About the images, well, I'm not familiar with the image policy that well, but the images do need to be free, as La Pianista said. There are some pictures in flickr that you can upload (only some, which have been released under creative commons and comply with Wikipedia's policy). Chamal talk 00:51, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
exactly what article are we doing?--Spittlespat 02:56, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the support!

Thanks for supporting my successful Rfa! Hope to work with you in the future!--Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 17:48, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

so um... when are we doing the article?

--Spittlespat 21:46, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm waiting for your reply. Choose one of the two, and I'll start right away. Chamal talk 01:31, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Something for you

WikiprojectBarnstar.png The WikiProject Barnstar
In respectful recognition of your flurry of self-confessed hyperactivity, which led to you emptying Category:Unassessed military history articles of about 130 articles today in record time. Well done and thank you, --ROGER DAVIES talk 14:27, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! But umm... seeing barnstars make me hyper too ;) Chamal talk 14:30, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Lol! --ROGER DAVIES talk 14:37, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Chamal, I think that you can assess the quality for all projects when you go crazy like that...I don't really know if that is discouraged, but it lessens the work for the contributors for each project. :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 01:03, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: Briolette of India and other gems

Hi PFHLai! Thanks for your help with the article Briolette of India and nominating it at T:TDYK. I'll be adding more detailed info to the 'history' section tomorrow (I'm a bit busy right now), so there's no need to move the lead section to that part. So I'm re-adding that part to the lead. In fact, I was thinking of providing a chance for an inexperienced user to improve the history section, so that he can get some experience at article building. Thanks again, and please note that I'm not trying to own the article here ;) Chamal talk 13:43, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Cookies for Chamal.
You're welcome, Chamal, and thank you for creating the article. Since you and Spittlespat have plans for the article, I'll let you two have fun with it. Happy editing!
And thank you for creating several articles requested on {{Opentask}}. Here are some cookies for your hard work. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 18:31, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Propspective FL? (Your opinion needed)

Hey, Chamal! I was thinking of making List of compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven somehow, someday, reach FL. Seeing as you're seeking to do the same with VS's Angels, I thought I'd elicit an opinion from you. ;) Any tips? (I've never done a complete overhaul before - all gnoming + cleanup) —La Pianista (TCS) 22:14, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Ooh, that's a long one, isn't it? You'll have a lot of referencing to do. But since the list is complete (if not, it can be completed right?), if you're really enthusiastic about it I think it can be done. BTW, if you are thinking of getting an idea about FLs by looking at current FLs, don't do it. Take a look at newly promoted FLs in Portal:Featured content though, they'll be useful. The criteria seem to have changed and most of the existing FLs are according to old criteria, so you'd have to remake the whole thing again like what happened to poor me ;) My FL has only 19 people and very simple, so I'm not exactly an expert. But I'd be glad to help if you need it. Chamal talk 00:28, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Wow. Enviable reflist size...hmm...intimidating...
*shoves alter ego aside* Thanks, Chamal. I'll certainly need all the help I can get, especially considering the WP:CM folks can be serious POV-clingers. :) —La Pianista (TCS) 00:55, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
I'll help with all or most MoS-related areas! :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 01:01, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh, thanks Ed. I was afraid I had to memorize all that instruction creep myself, lol. —La Pianista (TCS) 01:13, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I had enough MoS issues with USS Nevada (BB-36)... (maybe it doesn't seem like alot from the FAC page, but I caught and fixed alot before they got to checking some of it :))) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 01:23, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Hmm... I need to get familiar with MOS, but it'll have to wait a bit (maybe two weeks). Chamal talk 11:31, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Jackpot star

Barnstar-jackpot.png Today is Your Lucky Day Barnstar
Congratulation, today is your lucky day. I award you this Jackpot Barnstar because you are the tenth person signing my guest book
MaNiAδIsτάλκ-AutographsSmiley.svg 02:25, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Chamal talk 12:10, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

I edited some of your article

If you don't like my edits you can delete if you want (and by edits I mean edits to the brianette of india)--Spittlespat 02:53, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

hmm.... Don't you think the article about the diamond is kind of repetitive (repeated), the history and chararistics are very similiar to the first paragrpah, don't you think? And should I put on of those "this article is a sutb" kind of thing on the article?--Spittlespat 03:14, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

OK, nice work! But I was expecting you to do more, rather than just minor fixes. I had left the whole history section for you, but never mind, we can go ahead with this. Expand that section more if you can, or I can finish it quickly (we have several hours more - have another go at it). As for the first paragraph, that is the lead section which provides an introduction to the article. So yes, it pretty much has the same things as the other sections, but in less detail - like a kind of overview. It's not that obvious in a short article like this, but if you look at a longer one (take a look at a GA or FA) you'll see what I mean. When the history section of our article is complete, it will have more details than the lead. Chamal talk 12:05, 18 November 2008 (UTC)


Guestbook barnstar.png - Jameson L. Tai's Guestbook Barnstar
For signing my guestbook - I, - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs, hereby present Chamal N with this award. Cheers! -- - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 05:20, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Now, let's see... I voted against your deletion, but then it wouldn't hurt to be careful :P La Pianista, was your one anthrax-free? Chamal talk 12:15, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Of course not! How WP:ABF could we be, accusing such a prolific editor of a murder attempt! Nonsense!
Wait...what's that white powder? Baking so—?
Call...a...medic...La Pianista (TCS) 03:47, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Chamal, I think that the two of us should, ah, keep this quiet for a least until she gets permanent brain damage. This way, she can't insult us anymore... :D —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 03:53, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Now take shelter before I blow the both of you to smithereens. Mwahahah...sox can do manny tingx...i likez diz.La Sockista (My master) 04:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
La Sockista has made few or no edits outside of this topic.Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 04:57, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
So? How is that of interest to you? —La Sockista (My master) 05:03, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
What do you mean How is that of interest to us? You're trying to kill us. We have to get you out of the way before you do :D Chamal talk 12:04, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
I meant my amazing edit count is none of your business. My awesomeness is only surpassed by that most holy editor whom I have dedicated my life to serve. Bow down to the queen!
In the meantime, I will never rest 'till her murder is justified. I WILL BRING HER BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!!!Onesy!
Wooo...feeling faint. Sox can't tox muchz...La Sockista (My master) 02:28, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Need a little help

I saw you were listed on the "typo" team and thought you may be an appropriate person to contact. This article has the title mispelled. The snail is correctly named Angiostrongylus cantonensis (with the extra 'n' in the name). Can you help? See its talk page too. Thanks. --MartinezMD (talk) 06:40, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

I have moved the article to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, since what you have said seems to be true that this is the most common spelling. However, I'm leaving the original page as a redirect to the new page as there are a lot of sources with that spelling, and there may be people looking for the article under that name too. Thanks for mentioning this. Chamal talk 11:46, 18 November 2008 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 18 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article ETS-VII, 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.

~ User:Ameliorate! (with the !) (talk) 23:37, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Chamal talk 12:07, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


Btw, use | not : Simply south (talk) 13:10, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I did mess up didn't I? I was trying to fix it, but then something went wrong with my connection and I couldn't do anything. At least I managed to rollback before that happened. Thanks. Chamal talk 00:27, 20 November 2008 (UTC) mess up] didn't I? I was trying to fix it, but then something went wrong with my connection and I couldn't do anything. At least I managed to rollback before that happened. Thanks. Chamal talk 00:22, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi Chamal,

I was asking a question about creating an infobox for my article. Well, it seems that I am looking for Template: Infobox Company. However, my question is how to "customize" the infobox adding the info that I need and how to insert it in my article afterwards.

Thanks, Dashakob (talk) 14:25, 19 November 2008 (UTC)Dashakob14:25, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

What article do you need an infobox for? —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 15:06, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, you just fill in the "equal sign" parameters. For instance:
{{Infobox Person
|name        = Rafał Blechacz
|image       = Rafal Blechacz.jpg
|caption     = Rafal Blechacz in 2006
|birth_date  = {{Birth date|1985|06|30}}
|birth_place = [[Nakło nad Notecią|Nakło n. Notecią]], [[Poland]]
|death_date  = <!-- {{Death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
|death_place = 
|other_names = 
|known_for   = Winning first prize at [[International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition]] in [[Warsaw]].
|occupation  = Classical [[pianist]]
|nationality = Polish

Which produces:

Rafał Blechacz
Rafal Blechacz.jpg
Rafal Blechacz in 2006
Born (1985-06-30)June 30, 1985
Nakło n. Notecią, Poland
Nationality Polish
Occupation Classical pianist
Known for Winning first prize at International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

La Pianista (TCS) 18:58, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, like that. For the parameters that you don't have the information for, you can just leave them blank. The infobox should be right on top of the article, before the prose. If you need any more help, please ask. :) Chamal talk 00:29, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


Something I'd thought would interest you (although I know that sending you this would almost guarantee my loss...)

Have fun, and see you around! :) —La Pianista (TCS) 04:11, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Ahem...your sending me this guaranteed your loss...I'll just delay the articles that I was planning on sending to GA/FAC etc. :D :D :D :D —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 04:48, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Says you. BRING IT, MAN! :D :D :D —La Pianista (TCS) 04:50, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
I think that Lexington-class battlecruiser and Alaska-class battlecruiser will be ready for FAC's by January...and maybe I'll finally get around to doing a final push on The Sword of's close, but not quite there IMO.
Eventually, I'll get around to USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Arizona (BB-39), but I don't know when. Actually...Chamal, would you be interested in helping me with one or both of these? We can split any points we get for the Cup (if we work on them that long)... Don't be offended, Pianista. He is a card-carrying member of WP:MILHIST, not you, so I figure that he might actually be interested. (I know that you only care for the PP, pianists and pianos.) :D :P No, just kidding. If all three of us work on one article, (and then +OllieFury +Icy for sure and +Spittle, +TopGear maybe) we could get it done pretty fast... any ideas, or do you want to use one of the ships above (that might be boring =])? (assuming you guys want to try this =D)—Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 14:36, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
OK, sounds good. I've got exams till 27th, and after that I'll be editing a lot (I'll be at home mostly, I got suspended from school for 2 weeks... and then the vacation comes). Enough time to get ready; maybe get familiar with MoS. I haven't written a GA yet, should try that too ;D I'm ready to work with any article, you guys decide ;) Chamal talk 16:09, 20 November 2008 (UTC) suspended?!? What did you do? (if I can ask, of course...)
IMHO, the best way to get familiar with MoS is to take an article through a GAN/A-class review (if applicable)/ and, by far the most "helpful", FAC.'ll learn, well, fast. :)
What do you think, Pianista? (of course, we have to wait for you to get on...=]) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 16:34, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh err.. we got into some trouble with the management. Two of our people (prefects) got suspended for something, and they didn't listen to our side of the story. So we requested the same punishments and the whole prefects' board resigned, plus the sports captains. And our wish also came true :D The school is in a right state now, anyway.
But getting back to this, I think you're right. Maybe I'll give GA a try... or should I wait until the tournament starts? ;) Chamal talk 00:13, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
LOL well, at least you stood up for each other...
Your choice! :D —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 00:20, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Sure, sounds good to me. I think I'll give the LOCBLVB a go for WP:FL sometime soon (dang acronym to throw you off. :D). It's actually better off than I thought it was - seems complete, and has a full reflist. But they lack in-text citations - which is really annoying. -_- —La Pianista (TCS) 00:22, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

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Glad to hear you passed :) Chamal talk 15:10, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks! :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 17:08, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, no problem :) Chamal talk 00:06, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks for the positive comments! I have a huge grin plastered across my face at the moment...My cousins are looking at me like I'm crazy! Just like this -> Shocked-tpvgames.gif. TopGearFreak Talk 18:36, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

lol... as I said, keep it up! Chamal talk 00:06, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

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Nice, good luck! Chamal talk 00:03, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

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MISTER ALCOHOL T C wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully this one has made your Thanksgiving Day better. Cheers, and Happy editing! -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 05:35, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh, thanks! Happy thanksgiving to you too! We don't celebrate it here (I didn't even know what it was until I read thanksgiving a few minutes ago), but sounds like fun :D Chamal talk 01:22, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
And a Happy Thanksgiving from me, too. (a bit late, but w/e) :) —La Pianista (TCS) 01:23, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh yeah, happy thanksgiving to you, Ed, Spittle and err... I don't know where the others live, but happy thanksgiving to all of you! :) Chamal talk 01:26, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh, and Chamal - you might want to start the adoption process with User:singlish_speaker. I think you'd better be the lead adopter, no? —La Pianista (TCS) 01:29, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Wha...? I said I'd help with it if you guys need, not lead it :) He asked you, so you're the lead adopter. I don't have experience anyway, so I don't think it'd be a good idea for me to be leading the adoption. What do you think? In fact, I'm feeling a bit nervous about it :P Chamal talk 01:39, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, the truth of the matter is, I think your program has much more integrity - and is miles more challenging. If you don't want to, though, I won't mind. —La Pianista (TCS) 01:41, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Do you think he'd be OK with it? I mean, will he think it's too challenging? If you're thinking we should do it like mine, then I'm OK with it. Maybe we could make up the program first, and then divide it among us (You do the anti-vandalism and that kind of thing since you're the pro here, Ed can do article building since he has the most experience with it, and I can do policy etc since I'm no good) or should we do the lessons together as well? I'll make a kind of initial draft of the program in my sandbox, and we can discuss it and make any changes. Chamal talk 01:48, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
"...since I'm no good"? *mutter, mutter*
*Slaps Chamal* Puh-lease! :P
Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. I'll ask her :D if she agrees. —La Pianista (TCS) 01:52, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

(out) Oh, he's a she? That's a mistake I hate to make, since this has happened to me often enough in my first few weeks here :P I think we should make it easier than mine though, unless she is crazy like me. Chamal talk 01:58, 28 November 2008 (UTC) haven't addressed my first issue. Sorry if this is bugging you; Ed isn't around, so you're my substitute for now. :PLa Pianista (TCS) 02:00, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Mmmm... stalker! Oh, about the lead adopter thing? I guess I can do it, but I think Singlish speaker will be expecting you to do it since she asked you. Is Ed around? We could ask him.I should read the comments carefully before typing :D Chamal talk 02:09, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
B-but...I...*speechless* Gee, Chamal, that was only a one-time fling, I don't mean anything by it. :P Unless
All right, then, if you say so. But, nope, still not the main issue. What makes you think you're no good, Mr. Humble? —La Pianista (TCS) 02:16, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
All I've got is one rotten FL :( Time to get working on a GA or something. I was thinking about Sigiriya, but there aren't many reliable sources. Chamal talk 02:19, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, I don't even have one FA to my name. BTW, I don't think GA/DYK/FA/FL/FP's have anything to do with an 'edian's worth. Don't kid yourself - you've got an enviable amount of WP:CLUE. —La Pianista (TCS) 02:21, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
But it doesn't feel right, somehow...Maybe there's some wiki-word for it ;P Having 12 lousy DYKs is not enough - mostly start class ones. Anyway, your 'area of expertise' is anti-vandalism and you do well in that area. Chamal talk 02:30, 28 November 2008 (UTC) All I do is press "Q" to death via Killer. —La Pianista (TCS) 02:31, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
You still do it better than me, and what do you mean you don't have an FA? You've contributed to Madman Muntz. Anyway, take a look at the plan. It's pretty much a copy of my own, make any changes as necessary. Change it completely if you think there's any need. Chamal talk 02:37, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
I didn't do ANYTHING! :) I just gnomed it like I would any other article - so that FA doesn't belong to me by any means.
And...*sinister laugh* I already snuck a peek at that plan via your contribs - looks good...*sinister laugh* —La Pianista (TCS) 02:39, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

(out)Why the sinister laugh? I'm slow today.. wonder why :/ Chamal talk 02:43, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Because I was stalking your contribs. And simply because. —La Pianista (TCS) 02:44, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh well, I'm so used to that now, I guess I don't see that as something sinister any more ;) Now, I'm going to find a stub to expand, and get another DYK. Help me fill the main page wih DYKs! Have I asked you this before? Chamal talk 02:50, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Nope, you have not (though Ed has, so I'll work with the both of ya). Please, gimme something to do! :) —La Pianista (TCS) 02:51, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

lolz peoples... yes, I am a she. And the adoptingness sounds great (wow! three way! I'm lucky...). I'll finish exams in a week then I can start. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Singlish speaker (talkcontribs) 05:55, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Flagz99, User:Flagz99

Hi, Chamal. I removed your speedy tag and userfied this guy's autobiography instead. Hope you don't mind. - Richard Cavell (talk) 02:27, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh damn! Why didn't I see that? Thanks Richard. Chamal talk 02:28, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

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