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Cities in Sri Lanka[edit]

What is the legal definition of a city in Sri Lanka. Look at the List of cities in Sri Lanka I can't help but wonder how a place that has a population of just over 1,500 residents can ever be considered to be a city. I know that a lot of eager novice editors are keen to over-state the importance of their home town however there must be a government definition as to what constitutes a village, town or city. I think that this would greatly assist. Most references I've been able to source indicate that there are only about 24 'cities' in the country. Was wondering if you could help me on this one. Dan arndt (talk) 12:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

@Dan arndt: I haven't come across any formal definition of what constitutes a city. The Department of Census & Statistics considers an area governed by municipal or urban council to be an "urban" area, as opposed to rural. I'd suggest we'd use the same. I think the 24 cities refers to the 24 municipal councils but I don't think we should limit the article to those covered by MC as by quirk of history (and political manipulation) there are some large settlements that don't have MC. Might be worthwhile posing the question at WP:LK.--obi2canibetalk contr 12:49, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Faculty of Business Studies, University of Jaffna for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Faculty of Business Studies, University of Jaffna is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Faculty of Business Studies, University of Jaffna until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:42, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

@Piotrus: I do hope you will delete the hundreds of other non-notable university faculty and department articles. Otherwise it looks you are targetting this university (and this editor).--obi2canibetalk contr 17:29, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:18, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Before deprodding saying that "departments/faculties are notable", check AfD, where such articles are regularly deleted, see WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES ("Faculties, departments or degree programs within a university, college, or school are generally not considered notable unless they have made significant contributions to their field."). Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:57, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Technology, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Technology, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Before deprodding saying that "departments/faculties are notable", check AfD, where such articles are regularly deleted, see WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES ("Faculties, departments or degree programs within a university, college, or school are generally not considered notable unless they have made significant contributions to their field."). Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:57, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Before deprodding saying that "departments/faculties are notable", check AfD, where such articles are regularly deleted, see WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES ("Faculties, departments or degree programs within a university, college, or school are generally not considered notable unless they have made significant contributions to their field."). Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:57, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Before deprodding saying that "departments/faculties are notable", check AfD, where such articles are regularly deleted, see WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES ("Faculties, departments or degree programs within a university, college, or school are generally not considered notable unless they have made significant contributions to their field."). Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:57, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Before deprodding saying that "departments/faculties are notable", check AfD, where such articles are regularly deleted, see WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES ("Faculties, departments or degree programs within a university, college, or school are generally not considered notable unless they have made significant contributions to their field."). Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:57, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna[edit]

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The article Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Before deprodding saying that "departments/faculties are notable", check AfD, where such articles are regularly deleted, see WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES ("Faculties, departments or degree programs within a university, college, or school are generally not considered notable unless they have made significant contributions to their field."). Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:57, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

User group: New Page Reviewr[edit]

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Hello Obi2canibe.

Based on the patrols you made of new pages during a qualifying period in 2016, your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed.

New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

  • Be nice to new users - they are often not aware of doing anything wrong.
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New Page Review - newsletter[edit]

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That scout article[edit]

I think your critique of the article is valid, as you will have seen from my !vote.

One thing I have found over many years is that an AfD runs better and generally has a better outcome the quieter the nominator can be. By 'better outcome' I mean better for Wikipedia, not what the nominator wishes or does not wish to happen. Please may I commend to you the idea of allowing the scouts to continue to state the the bronze wolf award is awesomeness personified, and to stand back and leave it to the closing admin's judgement over the argument presents. It is not the volume, but the quality of the arguments that ought to win the day.

The actual outcome probably matters little. If it is deleted, that is fine, moved to draft is fine, too, and retention is fine, though it does lack decent referencing Fiddle Faddle 11:56, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice.--obi2canibetalk contr 15:22, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

List of Royal College Colombo alumni[edit]

Its a massive task so you can reward me when I finally finish. By converting the list to a wikitable I'm hoping to:

  • standardise the various subheadings
  • weed out some of the non-notable individuals
  • remove the unnecessary honorifics
  • remove the duplications (listing them under their most notable achievement rather than every achievement)
  • create a sortable list, which can be ordered alphabetically

I still need to look at the lead as well.

What that means is that it can be used as an exemplar for other lists such as List of Ananda College alumni, List of Mahinda College alumni, List of Nalanda College Colombo alumni, List of Trinity College, Kandy alumni and probably the worst of the bunch List of St Peter's College, Colombo alumni. Have already worked through most of the small lists of alumni but its a hard slog.

Luckily enough I haven't run into much resistance at this stage but the year is still young. Dan arndt (talk) 01:14, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

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Tamil Singaporeans[edit]

I am of the opinion that above page should not be redirected to Indian Singaporeans.

There are similar pages like Tamil Canadians, Tamil Americans and Tamil Malaysians,

I am of the opinion Singapore Tamils should be redirected to Tamil Singaporeans.

I need your opinion on the talk page of the above articles.Shankar2001 (talk) 16:38, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

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Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Obi2canibe. You have new messages at WP:DRN.
Message added 16:31, 14 January 2017 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

I have replied to your note. JustBerry (talk) 16:31, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Shelton Ranaraja[edit]

Appreciate the rewrite however your edits come fairly close to copyright violations (particularly from the Daily Mirror, including the image used), rather than report this can you please address these issues. Dan arndt (talk) 22:45, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

@Dan arndt: If you believe there has been any violation of copyright policy you should seek the advice of WP:CP.--obi2canibetalk contr 12:08, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. TimothyJosephWood 14:23, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Shelton Ranaraja.jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Shelton Ranaraja.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F9 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the file appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted content borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Dan arndt (talk) 09:26, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

@Dan arndt: Now that you've got this image deleted using a spurious WP:F9 please go and find a free image of Ranaraja.--obi2canibetalk contr 20:26, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
@Dan arndt: I don't see any discussion at WP:CP, nor was I informed of any discussion. I never expected you to speedily delete anything. You're wrong to to assume that the image is the copyright of a newspaper (presumably the Sunday Times). It's earliest appearance is on dbsjeyaraj.com, dated 12/08/2011 whereas the Sunday Times article is dated 21/08/2011, nine days later. Even if it were copyrighted to the Sunday Times WP:NFCI#10 allow its use on Wikipedia as long as it complies with WP:NFCCP. Neither the Sunday Times or the Daily Mirror are press/photo agencies - they are news outlets which source content, including images, from press/photo agencies. You are making too many errors because you are making assumptions. Don't jump in with size 12 boots. Always check what you are doing and above all comply with policies.
Anyway, I have stared a WP:DRV here if you wish to comment.--obi2canibetalk contr 19:56, 18 January 2017 (UTC)