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Jclemens RfA

Red-hot chili peppers!

Someone's a 'holic... :) —La Pianista (TCS) 16:45, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

lol... Well I did leave to eat, at least :D Chamal talk 00:00, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
And breathe. Don't forget to breathe. :) —La Pianista (TCS) 00:34, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Bring on the dancing peppers - the cool beer has arrived

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Let the amber nectar flow all day and night. Let it run down the mountains and through the caverns and across the rich lawns to swamp the streets. Let it rain beer. Let the heavens open and shine forth beer. Let it all be beer. Wonderful beer. And let it be as deep as the heart of a lion.

This is an acknowledgment of your participation in the RfA of: SilkTork *YES!. 19:12, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in my RfA

I just wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" for taking the time and effort to participate in my recent RfA. As you may know, the discussion closed 66/0/1 and I'm now a holder of the mop. I will keep working to improve the encyclopedia and appreciate the trust which you have placed in me. - Dravecky (talk) 00:12, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for List of Presidents of India

Updated DYK query On 4 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article List of Presidents of India, 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) 20:48, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

battle of metz

So when are you working on that article? I pinky promise that I will edit that article a little more. Last on the briollete of India, only 28% of that article was helped by me (lol) --Spittlespat 02:37, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Oh, sorry Spittle, that article is already done. You can improve it if you want though. I'm currently dong another one, Battle of Luzon. The article is already there, and I'm just expanding it. I'll put in the initial draft thingy tomorrow, and you can get working on it. Chamal talk 10:49, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Or you can get working on it now, if you can find a few references and get an idea about it. If you can, go ahead with it. Chamal talk 10:56, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Battle of Yu Oc

Hi there, Thanks for your comments on this article. I've now fixed the inline references problem by adding detailed references from Lecomte, and will shortly be adding references from Huguet to complement Lecomte's. I don't expect these additional references to affect the basic footnote structure I now have in place. Djwilms (talk) 04:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Looks good enough now. All 5 criteria seem to have been met. I've promoted it. Chamal talk 10:54, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Metz

Updated DYK query On 5 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Metz, 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) 21:26, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXXIII (November 2008)

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You've got mail. :) —La Pianista (TCS) 21:54, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I've replied to it. Chamal talk 02:42, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your careful consideration at my successful RfA. "Has every qualification to work in the areas he has mentioned" was generous and appreciated. Please let me know on my talk page if you have any suggestions for me. I'm going to be starting a copyediting subpage or two at WP:GOCE soon; I hope you'll join us. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 22:13, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be glad to join. Chamal talk 10:43, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Lalith Jayasinghe

Updated DYK query On 7 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lalith Jayasinghe, 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.

DYKBot (talk) 09:56, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: Birthday

Thanks. I'm supposed to be designing some crappy template for people who sent me birthday wishes, but I keep on forgetting :( neuro(talk) 13:03, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


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Hello, Chamal N. You have new messages at Backslash Forwardslash's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

If you're interested....

...would you like to help me expand 14"/50 caliber gun for a DYK? Pianista, if you see this, I asked Chamal 'cos he's actually interested in military history. :)Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 01:10, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Sure. Not much more needed for the DYK, just about another 725 characters. Or are you thinking of expanding it further than that? Anyway, I can help; tomorrow's a holiday here so I have the whole day to do it. I'll go ref hunting now, then. Chamal talk 12:06, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Let's just expand it as much as we can in a short time; that'll be good enough. :D Something like 14"/45 caliber gun. —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 02:00, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Right. I was thinking of trying it this morning (morning to me, night to you I think) but something else came up. I'll see what I can do in the next few hours. Chamal talk 06:26, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
See T:TDYK#14"/50 caliber gun for the nom. :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 05:33, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
You sneaky little kid....:D Thanks! —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 23:48, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Heh... how did you find out? Oh, yeah. Dumb question. You just got crowned.. Chamal talk 00:51, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Punk. :P Thanks!!! —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 01:08, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

The snow story (p.s. I made this story up)

It was the winter; Alex and Jayden loved to have snowball fights. Some of the other neighborhood kids, Nathan and Joseph, also loved to play with the two. It was always an equal team and everybody was good sports. The adults would walk by laughing as Nathan creamed Alex on the face with a big snowball or when Jayden would throw snowballs at Joseph and Nathan’s fort until it fell down. Every week the four would play and laugh as the snowballs whizzed here and there. Every week the adults would walk by chortling, and every week a kid called Tom would sit on a bench watching and enjoy the snowball fight, as if he was watching TV. Then one week Alex got very sick. He could not come to the big snowball fight. The group was very sad and began walking home, when Nathan spotted Tom. Nathan asked eagerly if he wanted to play, maybe if he did they could continue there snowball fun. Tom looked at Nathan and shyly said, “Yes!” The group cheered and as Tom joined Jayden’s team they had one of the best snowball fights ever. Boy, if only Alex was there, but wait when Alex recovers from his sickness and the teams are unequal, and then what will they do? The next week the group of five sat down and talked about the teams. Then a young teenager walked by, hearing there conversation, and then answering, “I’d love to play, may I join?!” Without another word the group said, “Yes!”--Spittlespat 01:15, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Huh? What's this about? Chamal talk 06:23, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK/GA Main Page proposal

Hi. Just a note that you're being accused of campaigning here, in case you aren't already aware. Best, Olaf Davis | Talk 17:30, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

That is so ludicrous. Take a look - you'll laugh. Thanks for posting this here Olaf, because I missed it on my watchlist. =/ —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 18:13, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks guys. I've been out for a while, and don't have much time now either. I'll reply there sometime tomorrow. Chamal talk 11:46, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Luzon

Updated DYK query On 11 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Luzon, 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.

Backslash Forwardslash 17:46, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Chamal - just saw it, looks great! Congratulations. Icy // 23:40, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. Wonderful work, Chamal! :) —La Pianista (TCS) 00:28, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
What are you two talking about? The "Battle" section is a mess. In fact, I was going to improve it, but got bored halfway through and left it at that ;D Chamal talk 11:48, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK request

I replied to your request at Miracle of the roses. -- Suntag 18:02, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, Suntag. I've been out for a while and couldn't respond. But it's already been up on the main page :) Chamal talk 11:52, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Sigiriya images.

Hey, Chamal! You asked me a while ago if I wanted to enhance of the photos there. Are you done with the article, or do some of the images still need enhancing? —La Pianista (TCS) 19:59, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Oh yeah!! I had forgotten about it :P No, I haven't done anything much with it yet. We'll see... maybe during the holidays. Chamal talk 11:54, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Lost...--Spittlespat 22:35, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

lol... yeah, I've been lost for a while. Anyway, I'll be back editing now (hopefully). Chamal talk 12:08, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Wow, thanks! I should do that sometime... Chamal talk 12:09, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

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LMAO at "Cybersex"... —La Pianista (TCS) 05:00, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

RfA thankspam

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DYK for 14"/50 caliber gun

Updated DYK query On 15 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article 14"/50 caliber gun, 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) 22:32, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


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Congratulations on being the first to sign by guestbook!--

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Face-smile.svg Thank you, now signed! – ukexpat (talk) 02:12, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

No problem :) I keep forgetting too, sometimes. Chamal talk 01:46, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

RE: DYK Lebanese Commando Regiment

Thank you, I have replied. --Zaher1988 · Talk 13:57, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I've replied there. It's already gone up on the main page now. Nice article btw. Chamal talk 02:00, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

My friend

Your on my friends list on my user page could you go sign your name that would be a whole lot better, when you have a chance that is. HairyPerry 16:39, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. HairyPerry 14:58, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Done :) Chamal talk 01:57, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. Chubbennaitor 17:38, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Valery Kobelev???

Hi! after you marked that Valery Kobelev passed DYK somebody just removed it. I dont understand anything about this. Do you? The Rolling Camel (talk) 14:53, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Hmm... it's still there. Nothing to worry about, DYK hooks don't just disappear, they make it to the front page somehow once verified :) I think it'll probably go up sometime later today, or early tomorrow. Chamal talk 01:54, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Updated DYK template

Hi, I'd just like to let you know what the template {{DYKsug}} was just updated with a new feature: now, for all DYK nominations that include only one article, it auto-generates the credit templates ({{DYKmake}} and {{DYKnom}}), which the person moving the hook to Next may simply cut and past from T:TDYK directly into next. This only happens with single-article nominations; if the nomination has more than one article, there will be a message in the template saying "Credits must be done manually by the person moving this nomination to Next" or something like that. It will probably be a few days before you start seeing the auto-generated credit templates, since the template was only just updated and only the new nominations will reflect it; the first several times you see auto-generated credit templates, you may want to double-check the nom as you are promoting it, just to make sure the credits are correct.

There have been some other minor changes—mainly, now if a DYK nominator lists himself as both "creator/expander" and "nominator," the "nominator" field ends up blank (so that what gets displayed is "Created by User, self nom" rather than "[[Created by User, nominated by User." Also, the fields, |collaborator=, |collaborator2=, and |collaborator3= have been replaced with the more intuitive |creator2=, |creator3=, and |creator4=.

Please let me know if you experience any problems with the new template. —Politizer talk/contribs 15:31, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Sure. Nice idea. Chamal talk 01:56, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi Chamal

Happy Holidays!

Thank you!!

Xmas rated

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Wishing you a Merry holiday (whichever is appropriate ;D). Hopelly this makes your season a little better! Cheers, and happy editing! TREKphiler hit me ♠ 11:40, 20 December 2008 (UTC) (OK, so this is boilerplate. Sue me. ;D)

What else could it be?

Thanks very much, its all going well here, how about you? Blooded Edge Contact 17:38, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Xmas rated

100px Merry Merry Christmas!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas (If that's what you celebrate). Um... and don't forget to watch out for the miseltoe! :D :D :D LOL... --Spittlespat 19:34, 20 December 2008 (UTC)


Someone is inundated with Christmas cards. ;)

Merry Christmas, buddy, minus template. I'll give you something to listen to, though - how's that? —La Pianista (TCS) 20:39, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy First Day Of Winter!

I see that you already have plenty of Christmas cards but no seasonal cards :P. Happy Holidays :). --Mifter (talk) 22:46, 21 December 2008 (UTC)


I've decided to un-retire, and just thought I'd let you know. I can't adopt you again, but I'm always open to help if you need it. Cheers. --LAAFansign review 02:41, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Wow, cool! Great to see you back. Chamal talk 02:43, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, glad to be back. ;)--LAAFansign review 02:45, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
YAY! Allanon ♠The Dark Druid♠ 03:05, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Indeed. MOTD is an absolute hodgepodge without you. :) —La Pianista (TCS) 03:07, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Removal of possible OR and biased info in the article 2008 SLA Northern offensive

There is nothing biased or OR about the statements given, the government policy has been implemented, if you don't belive me here is a reference that backs up the claim [1]. I will cite the statement that confirms it so you could find it in the ref Sri Lanka’s defence ministry had decided in October to stop revealing daily casualty figures, saying they would affect military operations. If you would check I belive you could find on other sites something similar said. I will reinsert the paragraph you removed with this reference. I don't know about Sri Lankan media, and I have not heard anything about government websites giving the numbers. All of the numbers given by Reuters, BBC, CNN, AP and AFP in the alst two months have been based on reports by tamilnet. The military has just only started again to give sporadic reports of their casualties in the last 10 days since the LTTE started claiming massive SLA casualties about a week ago. Again the reports are only sporadic so they could counter the LTTE's claims of massive casualties (such is the propaganda war), but in November there was almost not even one report by the government itself in the international media on the number of dead, the only numbers were given by the LTTE. I am willing for a compromise, let's put this reference now that confirms the stop to revealing military dead, and you give me the URL of the website you say is giving the number of killed and will insert it too and I'll check out what those numbers are that are claimed by the government website and put them in the article, but I would prefer that the website is in English because I don't speak Sri Lankan, as I also belive that most of the other readers of Wikipedia don't speak Sri Lankan too, after all this is the english-speaking Wikipedia, no offense I hope. In any case, will wait for your reply. Cheers! (talk) 07:12, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Will reply sometime tomorrow. I just logged in, but no time to make a decent reply. Chamal talk 13:52, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I have replied at Talk:2008 SLA Northern offensive (diff). Chamal talk 13:42, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

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I'm not the only one having a fake new messages bar. SANTA IS HERE 14:09, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, and people have got into trouble about it before (even more experienced editors). I asked you to remove it before someone else comes along and removes it himself. It'd be embarrassing to get a warning about a fake message bar won't it? Nothing personal :) I see you've removed it now. Chamal talk 14:17, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the idea. Have a cookie.

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Merry Christmas!

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Chamal N, here's hoping you're having a wonderful Christmas, and here's also hoping that all your family and friends are well. Lets all hope that the year coming will be a good one! If we've had disputes in the past, I hold no grudges, especially at such a time as this. If you don't know I am, I apologise, feel free to remove this from your page.
Come and say hi, I won't bite, I swear! It could even be good for me, you know - I'm feeling a little down at the moment with all of these snowmen giving me the cold shoulder :(
neur ho ho ho(talk) 00:01, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: Thanks

Entertaining it was. The joys of reverting vandalism ;) and you have a happy holidays as well. Inferno, Lord of Penguins 01:45, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

It sure was. Thanks again, and happy holidays. Chamal talk 01:49, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

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MISTER ALCOHOL T C wishes you a Merry Christmas! Hopefully this one has made your Christmas better. Cheers, and Happy editing! MISTER ALCOHOL T C 05:39, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


15:44, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas from Promethean

O'Hai there Chamal N, Merry Christmas!

Chamal N,
I wish you and your family all the best this Christmas and that you also have a Happy and safe new year.
Thankyou for all your contributions to Wikipedia this year and I look forward to seeing many more from you in the future.
Your work around Wikipedia has not gone un-noticed, this notice is testimony to that
Please feel free to drop by my talkpage any time to say Hi, as I will probably say Hi back :)

All the Best.   «l| Ψrometheăn ™|l»  (talk)

Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (Sri Lanka)

Beautifully done, good job very balanced and neutral & to the point. Taprobanus (talk) 06:04, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Taprobanus! I did put some effort in to it, more than most of my earlier articles since it was a kind of sensitive subject. Chamal talk 07:05, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
 :O Dude, no offense, but I am glad that I don't live in Sri Lanka...the government did nothing as the LRRP members were assassinated? Scary...but it is a very nice article. :) Allanon ♠The Dark Druid♠ 07:15, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, things are different here than in the US. This exposure was a major reason the government was toppled soon after. Chamal talk 07:40, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
A wee bit know, if something really bad happens, try to find your way over here (if possible); there will be a home for you, though it may be slightly colder here. :D But seriously, be careful, and if the "s*** hits the fan" and you have a chance to avoid it by coming here, don't worry about housing. :) Allanon ♠The Dark Druid♠ 07:48, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Lol... it is hitting the fan right now all right, but hopefully the last bit. Most people here are confident that the war is going to end soon. Our military is good, though not very technologically advanced. Only our SF and commandos are given somewhat decent weapons, but they all manage with what they have. The only real good weapon we have are the RM-70s, they made a big change in the war. If you are interested, check this map to see how it's going. Chamal talk 07:59, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
My POV on it though. Don't tag me with {{POV-check}} or anything like that ;D Chamal talk 08:02, 26 December 2008 (UTC)


Yes!! Chubbennaitor 19:06, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

I think Chubby meant this for me. :D —La Pianista (TCS) 19:07, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
On second thought, no he might be referring to your slot on the WikiCup. Sorry - he's placed messages on wrong pages before, haven't you, Chubby? :) —La Pianista (TCS) 19:23, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Let's wait and see what IMatthew says. There could be others in the queue of course, in which case the first person is likely to get the chance. Chamal talk 01:26, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Cookie good!

Geoff T C  01:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)