User talk:Lotlil

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Karnataka FAC[edit]

Hello Lotlil,
Thank you for your Support. Can you please strike-off the comments which have been addressed now? If you want me to strike-off on your behalf, just let me know. Thank you! - KNM Talk 02:17, 22 July 2007 (UTC)


lol. you must be kidding. bringing back cpvio is as close to vandalism as it can get. bringing it back twice *is* vandalism! go figure. Sarvagnya 02:42, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Well said![edit]

Regarding your response in Wikipedia:Peer review/Economy of ancient Tamil country/archive1, well said... Parthi talk/contribs 05:33, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your hardwork[edit]

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Thank you for your tireless contribution to Tamil culture related articles. Keep up the good work and I hope your energy lasts a long time. Parthi talk/contribs 09:31, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Economy of ancient Tamil country[edit]

Lotlil, this is a very informative article. Well done! Are you aware of the work of Dorian Fuller at UCL? He's done a decent bit of archaelogical work on agriculture in South India in the prehistoric period. There may be some useful information in this paper. His other stuff is also online here, but most of it deals more generally with South India or India rather than the territory of ancient Tamilakam. -- Arvind 21:33, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 9 August, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Sources of ancient Tamil history, 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.

--Circeus 14:52, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Can you find some images for this great article? ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you?" Contribs 20:35, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi Lotlil. I went offline last week due to a death in the family. I'm now back and will soon work on the copyedit. I appreciate your great work. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 06:11, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Kannada literature[edit]

Lotlil, please give me a week to start a FA on Kannada literature. This has been long due. We have all the material, fully cited to go for a possible FA. Lets not create a edit war now as it will be just wasted energy. Once the work starts, things will fall into place.thanks.Dineshkannambadi 19:36, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

And can you please explain what exactly were you trying to achieve in those bizarre edits? I can help you if you need something to be done. Gnanapiti 19:38, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

An invitation[edit]

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Economy of ancient Tamil country[edit]

Hi, The article is ready for a GA nomination, although I don't really see the point in a GA. It would be more fruitful to go straight to a FAC nomination. You many want to invite some of the excellent copyeditors such as User:Taxman, User:Tony1, User:Mattisse, etc to have a look at the prose. They are much more capable and neutral. I will also try my hand at copyediting. Parthi talk/contribs 10:02, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Saw your message today. Going for FAC makes good sense. I'll chip in where possible. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 12:20, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Copy edit request[edit]

I am certainly willing to help you out. I have not had a chance to do more than scan the article at this point. Perhaps you could give me an idea of how you want to proceed. I will read the comments in the peer review. Do you want me to go ahead and try to fix the problems listed? What is your ultimate goal? I usually work on FAC's so my standards may be unnecessarily high, depending on what you want. I don't know what the standards for GA are. Let me know. Regards, --Mattisse 17:05, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

O.K. I would not address the content issues anyway. I will note to you where proper referencing is needed though as that is a big deal in FAC. Regards, --Mattisse 19:18, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
The whole first section Sources will never fly in FAC. You cannot combine literature and history. You can use archaeological findings, the writings of historians past and present, and occasionally something like the diaries of a foreign traveler or something like that. Literature, poetry will not be accepted as sources for a historical article except perhaps to illustrate a point. See Hoysala architecture and others like that to see how history of India articles are sourced. I wrote a little article, Ashoka's Major Rock Edict, and used a modern history book as a source. Regards, --Mattisse 20:08, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Also, you need ISBN's for all books in References. Regards, --Mattisse 20:19, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

(answer to question on my talk page)

I don't know. I am confused here. Primary sources are not considered sources, I don't believe, per WP:V and WP:RS. Also, having such a long section on sources at the beginning detracts from the subject of your article. Since the sources article is so long, it almost suggests that there should be a sub article. There is a link in the article (I can't find it now!) that goes to something-something-poetry (or maybe it was literature). Anyway, is this an article on literature or on history?

Don't get distressed at my comments, because if you do go for FAC, it is a grueling and humbling process! (They will be very critical.) I am not sure what you mean by "Tamil country". Is there not a more specific name? Do you mean country as in "city vs. country", or do you mean country as in "nation". I have not heard that term before. Is that a commonly used term? The link to Tamil people is not very helpful because it makes Tamil seem multinational, not necessarily related to a specific area of India. Maybe you can straighten me out here. Regards, --Mattisse 20:37, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Copy edit[edit]

Why don't you think about what I have done so far and decide whether you want me to continue. Regards, Mattisse 13:56, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Not protective[edit]

No, you don't seem protective. I just am not interested in debating the issue of references and sources. I am still working on your article. I just don't want to bother with the Sources part right now, as it will have to be changed, as I think you agree. Are you aware that for FAC, you have to use the ndash for hyphens in footnotes? Regards, --Mattisse 21:18, 28 August 2007 (UTC)


Thanks you very and it means a lot because it comes from a person of your caliber.Taprobanus 14:12, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Do you have acess to this Thanks Taprobanus —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 03:20, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
Check your e-mail please. Thanks Taprobanus 20:29, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
Check it now or send me an e-mail. Thansk Taprobanus 20:50, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


illa nanba i was quiet...kannada zealots started attacking my wikis after i tried to insert referece for the Ezhumai....erumai nadi actually from akananuru...these are wasting my time... anyway thanx for ur idea.

PONDHEEPANKAR 15:33, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Take a break and come back with a cool head. Cheers. Lotlil 02:40, 15 September 2007 (UTC)


Hi Lotlil. I'm not really all that familiar with Chennai, but I'll keep an eye on the issues raised in the FAR, and chip in on concerns I feel able to address. You're doing an excellent job of improving the article, by the way! -- Arvind 16:51, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


References in case you need them about Chennai's growing auto sector - all from BBC News 2007:

--Mattisse 16:28, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

pictures from Chennai[edit]

Hi Lotlil. I would really like to help you out, but at the moment i am quite busy with college and exams. I will have some free time in dec during which i will try to get the pics. thanks -- PlaneMad|YakYak 19:31, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


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We have had major differences of opinion on certain articles but that will not stop me from awarding you this for your superb effort in maintaining Chennai at FA quality -- ¿Amar៛Talk to me/My edits 10:59, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
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Thanks to your great work, the Chennai article retains its FA status and is better than it ever was! I present this rescuers' barnstar for your efforts. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 04:07, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Your copyedit request[edit]


On 15 August 2007, you made a request to the League of Copyeditors for a copyedit on Economy of ancient Tamil country. Because of a heavy backlog and a shortage of copyeditors, we have been unable to act on your request in a timely manner, for which we aplogize. Since your request, this article has been subject to significant editing and may no longer be a good candidate for copyediting by the League. If you still wish the League to copyedit this article, please review this article against our new criteria and follow the instructions on the Requests page. This will include your request in our new system, where it should receive more prompt attention. Finetooth (talk) 19:37, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:EarlyPandya infobox[edit]

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"Bangalore "vs "Bengaluru", again[edit]

The article on Bangalore has yet again been moved to "Bengaluru". That move was done hastily and in disregard of the long-running controversy about it and past lack of consensus for it. (It has also been made irreversible by ordinary editors.)
If your opinion is still that the article belongs at "Bangalore", please say so on the article's talkpage. -- Lonewolf BC (talk) 16:44, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

WP:INDIA Tagging with TinucherianBot for WikiProject Tamil Nadu[edit]

FYI- Your attention and help is requested .You are receiving this note as you are the member of the project -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 09:36, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User talk:Lotlil/Sandbox/Old Chennai[edit]

User talk:Lotlil/Sandbox/Old Chennai, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User talk:Lotlil/Sandbox/Old Chennai and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User talk:Lotlil/Sandbox/Old Chennai during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. MBisanz talk 02:27, 12 October 2008 (UTC) MBisanz talk 02:27, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Lotlil,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
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But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to see you at Mumbai on 18-20 November 2011

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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