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Barnstars etc.[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For Template:Superstitions. Bearian (talk) 20:56, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar time[edit]

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Hey, working hard I see. You deserve this.PhnomPencil (talk) 02:14, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your help![edit]

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For tireless and constant efforts improving articles of all forms, in particular on the Bahá'í Faith, which has dramatically increased their quality on all fronts, I award this barnstar. Thank you for your invaluable efforts! Peter Deer (talk) 19:58, 20 November 2009 (UTC)


A Barnstar!
The Original Barnstar

For continously creating new pages for Baha'i topics (especially Hands of the Cause) Jeff3000 18:18, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Baha'i pictures[edit]

Hi Wiki-uk, thanks for putting up so many Baha'i pictures. -- Jeff3000 13:45, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Rohru people[edit]

Hi, thats a nice image of Rohru people. Did you click it yourself? Rohru is quite remotely located. (I belong to the state) -- Lost(talk) 05:25, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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For editing in the article of Superstitions of India --

Abhijeet Safai (talk) 12:16, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Happy Looking Kitty Love[edit]

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Hey! Basically, you're one of the few people who has taken articles on superstitions I have written about (on this account or All Hail the Muffin) and helped integrate them into a more encyclopedia-friendly version. For this I love you, stranger. Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome and its ilk are oft-overlooked incidents of cultural important, so that you for taking the time to assist!

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 21:00, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Template:Humor and wit characters[edit]

Nice one! Thank you for adding Onufry Zagłoba to it :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:37, 10 February 2014 (UTC)



Since you're using a lot of refs and I just cleaned up some of the Baha'i Faith by country article, I want to mention that you should try using the {{harvnb|last|year|p=}} template inside refs whenever possible. It cuts down enormously on the clutter. When you do that, make sure the citation is in the references. There are plenty of examples on the main Baha'i Faith article.

Good work on all the stuff you're doing. Cuñado ☼ - Talk 06:36, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Noted. Wiki-uk (talk) 06:59, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
since we're talking about the country article, a couple thoughts; one is why re-add the cat? It messes with the logic of the page and it's in the See Also section now; and what do you think about this. Smkolins (talk) 01:47, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Maybe it's just the way I'm thinking of it but the country article doesn't fit the list of countries per se, it could be in Category:Bahá'í history? As for the other ref - I just found it and will review.Smkolins (talk) 21:36, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I would agree with putting both Statistics and Country articles in their own category and that under history, but perhaps others should chime in.Smkolins (talk) 13:40, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Primary sources[edit]

Hello Wiki-uk. Great work on the new article, but be wary of using primary sources such as Abdu'l-Baha's writings as sources. Articles should be based on secondary and tertiary sources. So I would recommend removing or replacing any statements referenced by primary sources. Regards, -- Jeff3000 (talk) 12:23, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

MobileReference publications[edit]

While trying to track down who it was who added citations to MobileReference's Travel Goa to various Wikipedia articles, I noticed that you have made a tremendous number of contributions to articles on Asia and the Middle East. Congratulations on all your fine work.

Unfortunately, MobileReference's Travel Goa is a fork of Wikipedia—as are many of its other publications—and hence is disqualified by Wikipedia's policy on verifiability from serving as a reference that can be cited in Wikipedia articles. I am letting you know this because you seem have been responsible for citing it in a few articles. I have now removed all citations to it that I have been able to find. If you know of any others I'd appreciate it if you'd remove those as well (or, alternatively, let me know and Ill do it myself). Thanks.
David Wilson (talk · cont) 12:39, 15 May 2011 (UTC)


Names of God in Egyptian mythology[edit]

I noticed you added this category to a couple of articles on Egyptian gods. Frankly, I don't feel it's a viable category, because it makes it sound like the Egyptians believed in a single god and that the gods that have been put in a category were simply "names" or manifestations of a single deity. The question of whether traditional Egyptian religion believed that is controversial. Even Atenism may not have been as monotheistic as it looks.

At the least, the category should be renamed, because mythology is not the same as religion. Amun and Aten were part of Ancient Egyptian religion, but neither of them were much involved in actual myths. A. Parrot (talk) 06:05, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

There's still the problem I pointed out in my first paragraph. A. Parrot (talk) 17:31, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
I think that would be best, yes. A. Parrot (talk) 18:04, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Garden categories[edit]

I'm having a great deal of difficulty following the rationale for many of your very extensive changes here. This area was already confused enough but your changes seem to make it worse. In particular, hiding all Islamic gardens under the very dubious & ill-defined category of "Paradise gardens" seems very unhelpful. The new category "Types of garden by country" mostly contains articles on individual gardens. It is generally not a good idea to split up small categories between countries, as this forces those searching to look at each individual category. Johnbod (talk) 17:19, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

See: Category:Types of garden by country of origin. Wiki-uk (talk) 14:36, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Category:Le Corbusier buildings in India[edit]

Category:Le Corbusier buildings in India, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Pichpich (talk) 14:28, 25 February 2013 (UTC)


Rangoli - your additions in July[edit]

I translated everything from the Hindi Wikipedia --Anirudh EmaniSay Something 15:45, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

And your very welcome to spare my edit without actually reverting it like it was once done before. --Anirudh EmaniSay Something 15:54, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Tabla Taskforce[edit]

Hi Wiki-uk. I've proposed a Wiki Tabla taskforce to help clean up the tabla related pages and construct those that are missing. Your participation would be much appreciated. You can see the proposal at this link. Simon Ives (talk | contribs) 00:42, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

My side project[edit]

I've had a side project underway for some time. Well, it's finally cleared and I could use some more. Could you take a look at the project, and if you see something worth contributing please do so. MARussellPESE (talk) 03:40, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Mulla Husayn[edit]

Allah-u-Abha! I was wondering if I could get some help expanding the Mulla Husayn page. I've worked on it a bit but about half the article was basically just copied and pasted without citation from the glossary of the Iqan. I only really have three books which go into any depth on Mulla Husayn himself (God Passes By, The Dawn-breakers, and Release The Sun, which tend to rely on the same stories anyway) I was wondering if you possibly had access to more diverse sources? Thanks in advance. Peter Deer (talk) 13:39, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Excellent article - job well done![edit]

Hello! I was doing New Page Patrol and I came upon your article Teachings of the Báb. I just wanted to take a moment to commend you on your very fine work -- I was highly impressed with the article and came away from it learning something of value. Thanks for expanding the depth and scope of Wikipedia's Baha'i-related content. Ecoleetage (talk) 12:57, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, but the credit goes to User:RHStockman, who put it on the article on the Báb in April 2007. I had the feeling it is too much text for that article, so I moved it to Teachings of the Báb today. Hope this is fine. Wiki-uk (talk) 13:09, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
It is more than fine -- it is excellent. Thanks, again! Ecoleetage (talk) 13:52, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

`Abdu'l-Bahá's journeys to the West[edit]

Still lots to do but it's been suggested to go ahead and post it so more hands can easily access to improve. Smkolins (talk) 21:26, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Garden of Ridván[edit]

I'm thinking of submitting Garden of Ridván, Baghdad to DYK, since it's undergone a five-fold expansion since your first edit on April 21st—from 888 characters to around 4742 characters currently. However, around 790 characters were copied from the Ridván article, so we're missing around 489 characters to make it a true fivefold expansion (DYK rules state that text copied from other articles doesn't count for eligibility). I was thinking of writing a little more about the establishment of the Baghdad Royal Hospital and Baghdad Medical City on the site in the 20th century, but I can't find much in English about that. There seems to be one PDF in Arabic about the history of Iraqi hospitals, but I can't read Arabic and it doesn't copy & paste into Google Translate properly. Anything else you can think of to expand the article just a little bit further? --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 16:16, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

No longer thinking BTW—I've done it ;) We're still about ~200 chars short so anything you could come up with would probably put us over the edge. --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 19:24, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
Just throwing out ideas - a small section on prophetic understanding of the 1863 proclamation - for example:

1,290 Days

In "Some Answered Questions" (Wilmette: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1984), pages 43-44, Abdu'l-Baha interprets the prophecy concerning the 1,290 days in the following terms:

The beginning of this lunar reckoning is from the day of the proclamation of the prophethood of Muhammad in the country of Hijaz; and that was three years after His mission, because in the beginning the prophethood of Muhammad was kept secret, and no one knew it save Khadijah and Ibn Nawfal. After three years it was announced. And Baha'u'llah, in the year 1290 from the proclamation of the mission of Muhammad, caused His manifestation to be known.

Note that the Master indicates that, in this instance, time is measured by the "lunar" calendar. Since the proclamation of the mission of Muhammad took place ten years prior to the Hegira, i.e., His flight from Mecca to Medina, from which date the Muslim calendar begins, the year 1290 from the proclamation of the mission of Muhammad was the year 1280 of the Hegira, or 1863-64 A.D.

There are references to 1,290 days in "God Passes By", on pages 110 and 151. In these passages, Shoghi Effendi confirms that the Declaration of Baha'u'llah in Baghdad, which occurred in 1863 (1280 A.H.), represents the fulfilment of the 1,290 days.

from [1] but it's probably the letter from the research dept could be used directly. Say something like Baha'i authorities have linked this event with the "1290 days" prophecy from.... Specifically that the dates are calculated, in typical Baha'i fashion, across religions.... something like that. There might also be a line or so about Mormon prophecies - need a better source but consider [2] as a starting point(the bit about wearing red dyed garments.) Smkolins (talk) 11:51, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Hmm, not a bad idea, although that facet of the Ridván festival is probably best covered in Ridván; it doesn't have as much to do with the physical garden itself, but with the events of Ridván. What I've tried to do with the Garden article is to have it focus on the physical garden. I deliberately didn't add much more about the Ridván festival to avoid duplication with the other article. Maybe consider adding a section on the 1290 days to Ridván, perhaps as a subsection to "Significance"? Myself, I've been thinking of adding a section to that one about the festival as it's celebrated in the world today and historically, including references to the election of institutions during the period, and so on.
By the way, the Garden article as it stands has just passed DYK (!! goes so fast nowadays), which means we can take a little breath before continuing if we'd like ;) --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 13:39, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
FYI, the DYK for Garden of Ridván, Baghdad will go up on the main page on April 29th, to coincide with the 9th day of Ridván. Good work again! --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 19:07, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
Wonderful news - congrats! :-) Smkolins (talk) 22:05, 25 April 2011 (UTC)\

DYK for Garden of Ridván, Baghdad[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 29 April 2011 (UTC)


Rajamandala consists mainly of a cut-and-paste of your addition to Mandala (political model); please see its talk page; as well as Talk:Mandala_(political_model)#Southeast_Asian_political_model and subsequent posts. --Pawyilee (talk) 16:01, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

World Religion Day[edit]

Thanks for your initiative on World Religion Day! I replied to your message on my talk page, but basically, no problems at all using the phrasing in my sandbox. I took a quick look at the article, and it looks good. One nice thing would be to include {{Infobox holiday}} in the article, with dates for this year and next year and any other pertinent info. What do you think? --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 23:15, 13 January 2015 (UTC) Also, I hope you're considering adding this to DYK. If so, let me know if you need any help with that. --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 02:18, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of World Religion Day[edit]

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New items[edit]

Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

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Ruhi Institute[edit]

Just a note I've gathered references for advancing the article at Talk:Ruhi_Institute#resources.--Smkolins (talk) 10:35, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

I"m working on a re-write at User:Smkolins/Sandbox2 if you want to chime in… --Smkolins (talk) 20:44, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

File:William-sears.jpg listed for discussion[edit]


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Request for contribution[edit]

Dear Sir, Could you please take some time out from taking a look at the Katoch and Trigarta pages? The region refers to the Jalandhara area and Kangra. I provided multiple resources, from Gazeteers, to various other books, where sequentially things are given. However, a couple of editors seem to not like British era historical documents and certain publishers. So, I provided only that information which had sources that they considered reliable. Certain comments from them made me feel that there was a certain bias from their side. Me being a katoch certainly have a bias as well. However, as a well-respected and experienced contributor, and since you're the member of the wiki india and wiki punjab projects, your inputs are highly valuable to those pages, because the history of Trigarta and Katoch is the history of a large portion of that region. If you look at the talk page, all the necessary resources have been provided for a quick look. Esp in the 'Tracing Katoch Through The Ages' segment. Please, please, please take a look at the matter and help make the content better in some way. Thank you Digvijaykatoch (talk) 05:30, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Adding inappropriate external links[edit]

Hello. Please stop adding links to to articles. It's a user-contributed website and thus can't be used as a reference (see WP:Reliable sources), and since Wikipedia isn't a collection of random links (see WP:ELNO) it doesn't belong under "External links" either. Thank you. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 10:43, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for notifying! Wiki-uk (talk) 10:46, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Exclude in print listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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List of rāgas in Indian classical music[edit]


I noted that you decided to remove lots and lots of raga names from the list List of rāgas in Indian classical music and then decided to rename it to Hindustani Classical music.

Can you explain this kind of change without any discussions, as I believe it is a significant decision to remove information from Wikipedia. Wikipedia is to help bring as much information into one place - as per the founding ideas.

Hope to hear from you soon.

VasuVR (talk, contribs) 11:28, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Dudh listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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