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Hi, just saw your edit to the template. I don't know much about coding so wondered what the "state" parameter does. Thanks! – ukexpat (talk) 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi! The 'state' parameter makes it possible to show the template in an expanded or collapsed state. You can include something like {{Help desk templates navbox|state=expanded}} to use it. I think it's collapsed by default. Once again, nice work creating it :) Chamal talk 02:12, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Great, thanks for the tip! – ukexpat (talk) 02:47, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your nice comment at DYK and your work there. ChildofMidnight (talk) 04:27, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Sure, you definitely saved that article. Nice work, once again. Chamal talk 04:59, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Don't feed the pigeons

This place really seems to be going to the birds... ChildofMidnight (talk) 06:30, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

lol yeah. Wonder who recently wrote an article about a pigeon? Looks around innocently.Chamal talk 06:32, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Commando the pidgeon? "Commando"?!? :) Nice article, Chamal (like usual!) Allanon ♠The Dark Druid♠ 08:13, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Hey, I didn't name him :D Thanks, but for some reason I never thought about improving something beyond B class. BTW, shouldn't you be in bed? I think it's something like 2.00 am in the US... Chamal talk 08:22, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
A short, decent article is better than something like Amagi-class battlecruiser. (Yes, it's a redlink - I've been meaning to get to it since like early December. :) Well, I guess that I can get a DYK for the WikiWup now though... ;)
And yes, I really should be in bed, but oh well - I've have some work to do on here quick, and I only work at 6p.m. I've got time. :D Allanon ♠The Dark Druid♠ 08:25, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm just thankful we're not discussing the name of the medal. ChildofMidnight (talk) 10:33, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh man... I wonder what's coming next :D Good thing Pianista is away on holiday. Chamal talk 10:43, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Back. :D And I have no clue what you group are talking about. :D —La Pianista (TCS) 19:19, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Good, then. Chamal talk 01:02, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
"Good"...Does that describe the fact that I'm back or the fact that I have not the capacity to understand this enigmatic, secretive "pigeon" code you guys are engaging in? —La Pianista (TCS) 01:04, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Mmm.. both. Check my created articles list and maybe you'll understand the pigeon code ;) Chamal talk 01:45, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I get it now. —La Commandante (CooCooCoo) 02:39, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


Itfc+canes=me.... sums me up... definatly.... How??? ITFC is short for Ipswich Town (a club I support) Canes is short for hurricanes (something I have a hobby to do with) the =me bit is showing that those two things can sum me up!!! User:Itfc+canes=me Talk Sign me! Its good to be back! 13:51, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

How does it? User:Itfc+canes=me Talk Sign me! Its good to be back! 16:02, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
It looks like wiki-code gone berserk. ;) Allanon ♠The Dark Druid♠ 08:41, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK talk - thanks

Thanks for your comments on the recent discussion about transwikied articles on DYK. In particular, your efforts to defuse the situation. Cheers. Truthanado (talk) 18:08, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind comment. Just hope it doesn't pick up again. Chamal talk 13:50, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


I wanted to clear up any confusion. My statement on translations is simply in regards to the idea that PD information can simply be copied and pasted and deemed as new, without any attempt to actually make something new. A real translation with real research and actual English sources is new, and not the PD dump that Gato seemed to support. Also, a real translation using real sources would be verifiable, where a simple copy and paste and keeping the same sources would not be. I hope that clears it up. Ottava Rima (talk) 03:04, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I was talking about this comment. Sorry for the confusion. Chamal talk 04:34, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Ah, that was more of a neutral note to make sure that we can easily see what pages were pulling material from what (if people actually followed the policy). I would note that Mattisse's problem with translations seems to heavily deal with pages like this that were authored by those who seem to encourage the laxity of standards that MoS et al seem to have ensured before. Ottava Rima (talk) 05:10, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your message

Thanks for your message, Chamal; I always appreciate having someone to help me put things in perspective, and you are a great contributor at DYK so your opinion is valued. But I have to say, I'm just sick and tired of this particular editor (I don't know if you were around a few weeks ago to see the last time he decided to single me out, badger me, and start threads about things such as "Politizer's deception") and I'm very tempted to just stop editing at DYK until he is topic-banned. I have been avoiding doing something that drastic because I don't want to punish DYK for someone else's behavior, but I'm starting to be unable to see any other solution. Politizer talk/contribs 04:08, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I have been following the discussions, and they do seem to go off topic and eventually end up as accusations. Let's just try to keep a calm head. Hope you won't let this interfere with your contributions. You're an invaluable contributor to DYK, and it would a big loss indeed if you left. I just sent you an email about this, too. Chamal talk 13:54, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind...

...that I nominated a few of your articles over at WP:MILCON for you. Feel free to remove them if you want. Cheers! Allanon ♠The Dark Druid♠ 08:39, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Ah.. I had forgotten about that. Thanks :) Chamal talk 13:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Awards and prizes

Hey, thanks for signing up! If you need help with things give me a poke on my talkpage, or leave it on the project talk if you feel it is a query that needs wider attention. Suggested things we need doing at the moment:

  • Tagging entries on List of prizes, medals, and awards with the project tag on their talkpage, which takes the form of {{WikiProject Awards|importance=High|class=B}}, substituting "high" and "B" for the appropriate classification (the way we work such things out is on the project page). All of the science-related ones have been done by yours truly; I'm not sure how far through the humanities ones we've got, though. Keep out of the way of military and national orders; those are covered elsewhere.
  • Looking at one of our current collaborations. At the moment we're working on two featured topics; if they interest you, sign up, if you have something you think would work well, feel free to propose it!

Happy editing! Ironholds (talk) 14:10, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Ironholds! I'll get working on it tomorrow. Chamal talk 14:11, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Excellent :). If I may ask; how did you find the project? Ironholds (talk) 14:15, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, funny thing - I'm not sure. It appeared on my watchlist. I don't know how, maybe I was going to add Wikipedia:WikiProject Wikipedia Awards ad ended up adding this :) Chamal talk 14:20, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
That makes sense; we were at "Wikiproject Awards" (where the wikipedia awards used to be) and it got moved/deleted/rushed around, which would (I believe) transfer to the "watching" over to our new location. Good to have you however you got here :). Ironholds (talk) 14:21, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

A cat to ease all of your troubles
Happy New Year!
Hey there, Chamal N! Happy new Gregorian year. All the best for the new year, both towards you and your family and friends too. I know that I am the only person lonely enough to be running this thing as the new year is ushered in, but meh, what are you going to do. I like to keep my templated messages in a satisfactorily melancholy tone. ;)

Congratulations to Coren, Wizardman, Vassyana, Carcharoth, Jayvdb, Casliber, Risker, Roger Davies, Cool Hand Luke and Rlevse, who were all appointed to the Arbitration Committee after the ArbCom elections. I am sure I am but a voice of many when I say I trust the aforementioned users to improve the committee, each in their own way, as listed within their respective election statements. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to update the 2009 article, heh.

Best wishes, neuro(talk) 00:43, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

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DYK for Colombo Cricket Club Ground

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Gatoclass (talk) 09:27, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (Sri Lanka)

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Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

If possible, I would like to see what changes i made to the page Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Obviously on this page there is issues with neutrality, and some information has been manipulated inorder to portray certain identities in a different light, varying from the reference provided.

I do apologise for the previous change on Rachel Mcadam's page, which was not carried out by me —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:49, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

It looks like this was your edit to that page. Cheers! —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 07:58, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
That's it. The source given ( does not say that all attacks were against military targets and it clearly implies on suicide attacks against both civilian and military targets, so there's no need to remove civilians from that sentence. In fact, most of the suicide bombings have been against civilian targets. Since the topic is a sensitive one, we need to keep the facts as neutral as possible and give all viewpoints clearly.
As for the Rachel McAdam's page, this seems to be the edit. I had nothing to do with that, nor do I like the tone or language of that warning. It doesn't seem to me like anything to be so harsh about. Chamal talk 09:16, 2 January 2009 (UTC)


u HELPERED UR SPECIAL FIEND!CHAZmasta (talk) 05:35, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

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message CHAZmasta (talk) 05:35, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
All that happened was you vandalised his page and I reverted it. Or are you talking about this? Anyway, I don't think I have earned this barnstar. Chamal talk 05:51, 3 January 2009 (UTC)


Hiya.. not sure if you've noticed, but there's a new link on the tool called 'handle'. If you want to create a request, mark it as handled so nobody else takes it. Stwalkerster implemented this to get rid of collisions, and make sure people had time to look carefully at each request if they feel something is hinky without someone else creating it and causing issues. Point being.. I was handling that one :P // roux   10:20, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Oh pish tosh, no apology necessary. You didn't do anything wrong; I just didn't know if everyone had been made totally aware of the new feature.// roux   10:26, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
(e/c) I've already left a message on your talk page about this. My mistake, I forgot to use the "handled" thingy (the idiot I am, of course). Chamal talk 10:30, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you!

For keeping my page nice and clean! WadeSimMiser (talk) 14:07, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Sure, no problem :) Chamal talk 14:12, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Image licensing

I hope I did it right - see the page here. —La Pianista (TC) 17:04, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Replied here. Chamal talk 06:55, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

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I've been working real hard on the article Clowns (video game) and i just want you to check it out and see if it needs any improvement.--Spittlespat 22:36, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Looks good. Needs references though, and some more information would help. See similar pages like Mario Bros. (GA) and Space Invaders (FA) to see what kind of things should be included in an ideal article of that type. Try to find some info on it's developing and reception. Good luck with it :) Chamal talk 01:51, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK: Zaprešić

I have added more inline citations for the other three hooks in response to your comment. If you're not content with the hook you picked, please have another look at the other hooks. Admiral Norton (talk) 00:07, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

The hook is already on Queue 2. It will go up next. Sorry about the delay. Chamal talk 06:51, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome Note

I've still got lots to learn. Cheers! --HelloDex (talk) 06:47, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. It's good to see someone editing Sri Lanka related articles, we are short of editors here Face-smile.svg Chamal talk 06:50, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
It's not my specialty. Just thought that part could be improved to make the information more accurate and flow better. :) --HelloDex (talk) 07:04, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Re:Nobel Laureates

Yeah, that topic is pretty much finished for the moment. Expanding the scope to include List of Nobel Laureates by country would mean including stuff like List of female Nobel Laureates and List of Nobel Laureates by university affiliation, both of which aren't really necessary. Thanks for the offer though. And btw, if you have a topic you want to propose, no matter how outlandishly difficult you think it is, please propose it. It's what the section is for. Cheers, — sephiroth bcr (converse) 07:31, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Sure. I'm currently working on BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality‎ as part of the other topic, so maybe I can think of something after that. Chamal talk 09:07, 4 January 2009 (UTC)


Haha hello, yes, La Pianista and I were good friens but I've been away from Wikipedia for awhile unfourtunately...and you are? ♥Tory~AmuletHeart♥ 08:06, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

ah i see well I'm Taurena. La Pianista is kind of like a sibling to me: grew up on Wikipedia together haha ♥Tory~AmuletHeart

DYK for Commando (pigeon)

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--Dravecky (talk) 21:29, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Image problem

I can't see any specific problems with the rationales - maybe you could expand the reasons for their use, but it's not a necessity. Dendodge TalkContribs 17:47, 5 January 2009 (UTC)


Please see Wikipedia_talk:Motto_of_the_day/Nominations#Running_dry Simply south not SS, sorry 12:34, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll get over there and contribute to some discussions. I haven't been able to do much there lately, sorry about that. Chamal talk 12:42, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Sri Lanka

Thank you for helping watch the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam article - we're indeed overwhelmed there and are currently discussing at WT:SLR how to keep the flurry of unhelpful edits there under control. That said, the edits were not vandalism, they were just edits by a newbie who didn't know where to put the links to information they felt was pertinent. As Wikipedia, we want to draw such people into our project, so I wrote a clarification on User talk:Japanboy1232000. Hope to see you around! — Sebastian 20:52, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the message, Sebastian. But I believe you're mistaken here. Did you check the link ? Note that it is not, the pro-LTTE website. It is a link to, which is, if you look at it, clearly a mock website that publishes joke items. The items published there are completely anti-LTTE, somewhat racist too in my opinion, and I don't see how that link is pertinent to the subject in any way. Chamal talk 11:12, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Adding a bit more to that, I find it hard to believe that this editor has made this edit in good faith. Their feelings are clearly against the LTTE judging by their edits, and this edit has been made to show the LTTE in a bad light (to show they are stupid, more like). Please note that I'm in no way a supporter of the LTTE, but quite the opposite. However, adding stuff like this is clearly a violation of NPOV and there is no useful info in that article to anyone who wants to know about the LTTE or anything else. I believe reverting was the correct thing to do here. Chamal talk 11:23, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
As with so many of our policies, the definition of vandalism has, thanks to the constant pounding of wikilawyers, become so ambiguous that it serves everybody's and nobody's purpose. (We call that a "rubber clause" in German.) I adhere to the definition of 2004, according to which his edits were no vandalism. If they were good faith is harder to say. Good and bad faith are two end points of a continuum. Having been a mediator for over two years, I probably tend to see more good faith than most Wikipedians. I'm not betting on Japanboy becoming a Featured Article writer. But behind that account is still a human being, full of outrage over an unbearable situation over which he has no control. (A bit more about my view on this in my Powerpoint presentation, which I presented to Nonviolent Peaceforce here.) By being open to such editors I want to show them that their voices will be heard here, if they just calm down a bit and adhere to our policies. This is in our own best interest: If we just put them in the "bad faith" corner right away, then many of them will feel that all they can do is come here with IP or throwaway accounts and vandalize articles they don't like. — Sebastian 17:58, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that he necessarily did it in bad faith. As I said, it may have been something to do with his personal feelings, but not made in the good faith of improving Wikipedia. I'm not saying that he will not become a valuable editor after he has had some experience and a good knowledge of policy. After all, there was a time when we all didn't know that something called NPOV existed ;) In that situation, I did what I felt was right - revert and issue him a warning (not really a warning - level 1 general notice). I still feel it was right, since the quality of Wikipedia articles should be there before we can think about the individual user. Would you suggest that I should have done otherwise? I'd appreciate your views and advice. Chamal talk 00:17, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Of the many templates available at WP:UWT, I would have picked {{subst:uw-npov1}}. But I'm happy that someone else is warning users at all; I don't want to be the only one. So, don't take this as a personal criticism, I guess I'm just oversensitive to the inflation of the term "vandalism" - See also here. — Sebastian 18:03, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for FN-6

Updated DYK query On January 7, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article FN-6, 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.

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I picked an inappropriate moment to discuss minor changes

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Withdrawn FLC

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Sure, no problem. And thanks for the quick response there. Chamal talk 14:27, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Sad to see that the nomination has been withdrawn. You and La Panista have done a good job in improving the list and I do see that it is nearly upto the mark. Just few minor objections have been raised, images apart. I would be happy to help if you would need so. --GPPande 14:55, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, Gppande. Any help will be welcome. The images are the problem really, and both of us can't be very active here for some time. So until we can resolve those issues, we decided to wait. Chamal talk 15:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)


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Lasantha Wickramatunge

Thanks for the message. Lasantha Wickramatunge is the correct name, and not Lasantha Wickramatunga. See the official obituary notice:, and Sunday Leader New Items, eg: --Kanags (talk) 11:57, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Replied one your talk page. Chamal talk 12:04, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality

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I am going to create a DYK quality article on the above Sinhala Budhist deity as part of a series on improving Aiyanar and Shasta. There are number of prominent shrines even within Buddhist Viharas of this deity North of Colombo all the way to Puttalam. Isit possible to get a picture of one of them ? Thanks Taprobanus (talk) 20:43, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Sure, I can do that. But it might take some time though. I'm a bit busy with studies but I'll do it when I get the chance. Chamal talk 23:59, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

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re: merge

Thanks, I guess I've always felt that if I'm not making mistakes, I'm not trying hard enough ... LOL. Thanks for info on backlog too. Live and learn. (that's not to say I'm trying to make mistakes, I do that quite well without trying ... LMAO) .. Best Regards, Ched ... Ched (talk) 05:37, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

No problem. Everybody makes mistakes - though your wasn't really much of a mistake, nobody can say what you did or your intentions were wrong :) Cheers. Chamal talk 05:39, 18 January 2009 (UTC)


[1]Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 06:05, 18 January 2009 (UTC) Ooh, new message. For me? ;P —La Pianista (TC) 06:07, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, it's not working anyway Face-glasses.svg Chamal talk 06:08, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
We noticed. It's good to have you here, pal. —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 06:10, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Seconded. Face-kiss.svgLa Pianista (TC) 06:12, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
That is more than "pal", Pianista. —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 06:15, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
*gasp* Really? —La Pianista (TC) 06:17, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
(e/c x 2)<soppy comment>Ooh, I'm touched!</soppy comment> Face-blush.svg But I know one thing, I'm going to fail my exams.
(after) Wha...? Chamal talk 06:18, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Don't try comprehending, Chamal. Ed's simply being mean again. —La Pianista (TC) 06:19, 18 January 2009 (UTC) not fail your exams. Ask for a block if you have to ("enforced Wikibreak") ...but do not put Wikipedia over RL... :( —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 06:25, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, Ed's right. If I miss my piano stuff because of Wikipedia, I don't know the laughing stock I'll make back at the univ... —La Pianista (TC) 06:26, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Lol, nothing to worry about there, I'm not going to fail. I'm not neglecting studies, but I should focus more after a month or two. Chamal talk 06:29, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Alright then, good. :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 06:36, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Appollo (dog)

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I know you already participated there, but I updated it and since I alerted others, I didn't want to exclude you. — Sebastian 22:52, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Monarchs of Sri Lanka

Hello Chamal N, I am a member of WikiProject Sri Lanka and I edit articles on the History of Sri Lanka. Currently I have been working on the article List of monarchs of Sri Lanka and have been creating and editing articles of kings and queens of Sri Lanka. I came across the articles you have created on Sri Lankan kings Dhatusena of Sri Lanka, Kashyapa I of Sri Lanka and Mahasena of Sri Lanka which are all articles of great quality. Because of your experience and quality of editing I want you to help me complete the the section of monarchs of Sri Lanka, in the topic of the history of Sri Lanka, by creating more articles of monarchs of Sri Lanka on the listed article of List of monarchs of Sri Lanka and further improving the articles that have been already created. With your help we can educate Sri Lankans and others of the completed history of the monarchs of Sri Lanka. I would very much like you to do this when you have time so please reply soon. Oh and if you wouldn't mind can you also contribute to 2009 in Sri Lanka, thanks Blackknight12 (talk) and have a Happy new year. 08:14, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm a bit busy right now, but I'll do what I can. I can definitely make a few more articles about monarchs. Chamal talk 02:16, 24 January 2009 (UTC)


I'm not worrying about being a sockpuppet. I saw snowfire post on the talk page and misread. I then saw on Snowfire's talkpage '...I'm Ivy...' which I saw as could be a mistype. v and c are next to each other. I then went to Icy because of that. I only mentioned sockpuppet because Snowfire came back so harshly and I thought that she was friends with Pagan GRL. Thank you for clearing this up. Chubbennaitor 13:06, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

No problems, pal. I'm happy to help :) Chamal talk 13:10, 24 January 2009 (UTC)


that would work... usually, but i am in placement right now and they dont let us check our email... *Sigh* thanks any way :)

Pagan GRL (talk)

You're welcome :) Please ask if you need any more help. Chamal talk 16:22, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

RfA thanks

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Hey there. Was your comment directed at me, or at SirFozzie? Best regards. --Chasingsol(talk) 09:52, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

I was asking SirFozzie. Sorry for the confusion. Chamal talk 09:54, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Sam (army dog)

Updated DYK query On January 25, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Sam (army dog), 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.

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Created new userbox

Hello Chamal, I created a userbox Template:User Sinhalese. Because Sinhalese hadn't one. Hope you add it and also give me a thought on where to put it to draw the attention of other users. I got the feeling WikiProject Sri Lanka ain't a good place. Regards! --Chanaka L (talk) 12:38, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi, nice to hear from you again :) I guess the place to add it would be Wikipedia:Userboxes/Ethnic groups, but you have already added it there. I don't know about any other place (other than your own userpage, of course). Chamal talk 12:46, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello again, I was suggesting a place like Wikipedia:WikiProject Tamil civilization/User Box. I think it's where the most novice users look. Only seasoned users know where to find them. so if there is no suitable place, let's hope they'll find it anyhow. Keep up the good work!

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Award +

Chamal, thanks for suggesting. Now that the war is coming to an end we can go back to writing an encyclopedia for what ever it is worth but like I told a recent SLR member two years ago, this is an addiction (not that I am immune to it) and it can consume u if you don’t take breaks like you are doing now although I have managed to keep my day job, my wife not divorcing me and my kids still call me pappa while whiling away in Wikipedia I sometimes do think about all the potential that I may have not fulfilled because of all this. Just keep the focus on real life. Taprobanus (talk) 18:10, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Congrats, pal, and congrats to all Sri Lankans out there. Hopefully the bloodshed will end very soon... —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 04:27, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Hope so. I wouldn't be very eager to be up there in the north right now... even on the winning side. Chamal talk 04:37, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Hope everything is well where you are, too, Chamal. :) —La Pianista (TC) 05:37, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

WP:ACC reservation

Hi! I noticed that you have reserved a closed request[2]. I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but if this was unintentional, you might want to unreserve this request.

Thanks, Stwalkerstertalk ] 21:52, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. No idea how that happened. Chamal talk 04:22, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Notice of request for deletion of editor Chamal N :)

718smiley.png Chamal N, the editor you are, has been nominated for deletion. We appreciate your contributions. However, an editor does not feel that you satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination space. Your opinions on yourself are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at User:GlassCobra/Editor for deletion#Chamal N and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit during the discussion but should not remove the nomination (unless you wish not to participate); such removal will not end the deletion discussion (actually it will). Thank you, and have a good sense of humor :). —La Pianista (TC) 06:45, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Wha...?? I'm going to be deleted? Face-devil-grin.svg Chamal talk 11:19, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
The process has already commenced. I suggest you and your swoop, to use the colloquial phrase, "make a break for it." Face-tongue.svgLa Pianista (TC) 05:04, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Special Prize

Re: Nice work!

Thank you very much for your kind words! Kirill 01:47, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK question

Hey, Chamal. After you've gotten over the shock of finding a friend betray you and feed you to da monstahs (;D) I've got a question to ask. Would it be considered cheating to write an article in your sandbox, polish it over the course of several months, then debut it in the mainspace and get a DYK for it? —La Pianista (TC) 05:26, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

No. :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 05:38, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Oooooo.... *rubs hands together maliciously* —La Pianista (TC) 05:40, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Make sure you mention the date that it was moved to the mainspace, though. It might go unnoticed. Chamal talk 08:07, 31 January 2009 (UTC)


WELCOME from a Article Rescue Squad member

Welcome to Article Rescue Squadron Chamal N/Archive 7 a list of articles needing to be rescued can be found here: Articles currently tagged. I look forward to working with you in the future. Ikip (talk) 20:51, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

thank you

My RFA passed today at 150/48/6. I wanted to thank you for weighing in, and I wanted to let you know I appreciated all of the comments, advice, criticism, and seriously took it all to heart this past week. I'll do my absolute best to not let any of you down with the incredible trust given me today. rootology (C)(T) 07:46, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
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New DYK template for nominations


I've been working, somewhat at Gatoclass's behest, to develop a new version of {{DYKsug}} that doesn't leave so much junk on the nominations page (partly just to be tidier, partly to reduce the page's byte count and, hopefully, its load time). The new template is complete and located at {{NewDYKnomination}} ({{NewDYKnom}} also works). It is used in almost the exact same way as the current template (the only difference being that |creator= and |expander= have been merged into a single |writer= parameter, since there seems to have been confusion in the past about the difference between these two); there is more discussion of the new template at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Archive 39#New template for nominations--please provide feedback if you have a moment and Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Archive 39#Working on a better nomination template.

Since you do a lot of work vetting nominations, you are one of the people who will be most affected by the template change (although the effect shouldn't be very big...the main difference is just that this template is less complicated and the format will look a bit different), so I am hoping to hear your thoughts before I go ahead with making the switch from the current system to this one. Here is an example of what the template generates (and here is what it looks like in the edit window).

Thank you, Politizer talk/contribs 15:11, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you...

Allaroundamazingbarnstar.png All Around Amazing Barnstar
For ... well, all of the work you do here. You do great work at T:DYK, but you also work on complicated and contentious Sri Lankan-related stuff and somehow manage to come out with a great NPOV articles.... thanks for all of your hard work here, friend - it is greatly appreciated. —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 19:42, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
I second this. Chamal, whether you like it or not, you are an amazing Wikipedian. I'd look for the diffs that prove my point, but there are too many for me to list without causing a database lockdown. ;) If only you'd see yourself the way we do. —La Pianista (TC) 19:51, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Whoah! Thanks Ed! I never thought I'd be getting this barnstar, of all things. It is a great honour to be presented with a barnstar that was custom-made for Possum :)
@ Pianista: So you're saying I have underestimated myself? Underestimation is good - it makes you aim higher (like when you think to yourself "that's the best you can do?" and then go for something higher just to prove that you're better than that). Umm... was that weird? Forget it ;) Chamal talk 12:25, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
(HAH! Caught you on an early-morning WP check (now back to studying...)) It was really an easy decision once I saw this barnstar. I saw it and was like "This has Chamal's name one it." :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 12:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
What the....??? You're awake? Chamal talk 12:31, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
I got up early to study. :P —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 12:34, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Have/are underestimating yourself. Gloat once in a while, geezaloo - you deserve it. —La Pianista (TC) 02:02, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Me or Chamal? My guess is Chamal, because he's so bloody modest, but you are not clear in identifying the context of the text of your comment. :P —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 01:18, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

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You enjoy consuming e.g. bangers and hats for dinner, especially when you're starving? Simply south not SS, sorry 17:24, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

I hate you.
I was planning on looking to see if you had the "featured" part of that later today...I forgot about your list. MEAN! :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 18:23, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
@ Simply south: Well, if I'm starving, I guess I would :) What's that about?
@ Ed: As it says, I'm power hungry :D Chamal talk 00:20, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Just being funny in response to the strange motto you suggested. Simply south not SS, sorry 00:49, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Oh damn... I'm dumb. But I prefer SAS when green berets are not available ;) Chamal talk 12:19, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Eh? Soylent Green Berets? :P —La Pianista (TC) 02:01, 4 February 2009 (UTC)


Take a guess - just one - as to why I am leaving this message. :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 06:17, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Umm... cheezburger?? Oh noes, wait... iz not ma guess. Mailz? Chamal talk 12:24, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
For real lol'ing here. :D —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 14:25, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Happy Independence Day, Chamal! (or whatever you call it over there...feel free to correct my user and talk pages with the real name. :) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 05:00, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Happy Independence Day, too, Chamal. In fact, one of my closest friends is from Colombo, and he lived there until he was 11 - I'll wish it to him, too, whenever I see him again. :) May all your our shared wishes for your country become reality. —La Pianista (TC) 16:35, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Happy Independance Day. I hope you can use this time to reflect on happier memories, as opposed to our unassailable 3-0 lead in the ODI series. Blooded Edge (TCA) 22:45, 4 February 2009 (UTC) (Oh yeah, though I am tamil, I'd like to point out the Tigers are a bunch of JERKS)
Thanks guys! Ed, I was surprised at this, and well... it's nice to know that others feel the same way about it, I guess :)
@BE: That is depressing all right. I mean, even our school first XI can hold on to our wickets and put up a fight, but here everybody goes down like it's a waterfall or something. About your idea of the LTTE, personally I believe that being Tamil has nothing to do with it. Maybe they really had the belief that they were fighting for the Tamil's "liberation" in the beginning, but now the leaders are fighting for their own survival IMO. Why else would they use child soldiers, and use the same people they claim to represent as a shield? And why follow terrorism at all if your demands are fair and legitimate? Anyway, that's my opinion and I guess that's not relevant here :) Chamal talk 12:01, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Did you like my edit summary for the second edit? I was tired, so I missed the buttons I wanted...and then I accidentally hit 'enter'. :/
No, I saw that and literally immediately copied + pasted it to my user page. Child soldiers and terrorism is not something good in this world, and who knows...maybe it made a difference in someone LTTE's mind and caused them to switch sides or something. Maybe not, but maybe yes...but those were nice words Chamal - poetic, but haunting. Hope you had a great day, —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 16:37, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Lol yeah, I can see you've copy-pasted, but that counts as sharing the thoughts :)
What does this mean though: "maybe it made a difference in someone LTTE's mind and caused them to switch sides or something"?
Maybe I should have explained that more....what I meant was, maybe a Tamil Tiger saw it, and even if it didn't cause them to switch sides, maybe the wishful words for peace made them think about what harm they are, who knows. It was me rambling. :) Sorry! —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 18:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
That's a big if; they are not in a position to read Wikipedia right now. I doubt if anyone but the top level leaders have access to the internet. Anyway, time for the Archiving monster to eat this page up... Oh and I forgot to sign the earlier message :P Chamal talk 00:06, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
LOL very, very good point. :P
Sorry for not replying earlier; I missed this on my watchlist. :/ —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 01:16, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Khan al-Umdan

Hi, sorry to bother you. Can you take a look again at my hook for the Khan al-Umdan? The text of the source says that the khan is in fact the largest (biggest) in Israel. Thanks! --Fipplet (talk) 13:38, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

I've already passed it. My mistake earlier, sorry about that :) Chamal talk 13:43, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
ok, thanks! --Fipplet (talk) 13:45, 5 February 2009 (UTC)