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DYK for Love Vigilantes[edit]

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Invitation to Peer Review @ Norodom Ranariddh[edit]

Hi William, I noted that you have made passing edits at a few articles that I have been actively engaged in recently. I have put it up for Peer Review at Wikipedia:Peer review/Norodom Ranariddh/archive1, I would like to invite you to share your thoughts and feedback if there are any areas that maybe tweaked in the prose, or if you like, a source review and/or image review.

I have done a major expansion of the article, and will put it up for Featured Article Nomination within the next few months. Please don't feel obliged if you are unable to commit or contribute to the PR for some reason or another, although it would be great if you can let me know of your decision :) (PS: The number of FAs at Category:FA-Class Cambodia articles is only 2, it would definitely be nice if there are more FAs for Cambodia in the near future...) Mr Tan (talk) 17:28, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Keep edit... for your browser fix. Not for my browser :) Keep edit... For U.S browsers Welcome from myanmar! (sorry for my MM(+95) browser fixed.UMZH 02:25, 27 September 2015 (UTC)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zopic Hadisk (talkcontribs)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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The same goes all other articles man: Tamil language, Eastern Min, Hakka Chinese. See for yourself, buddy. 1 famous example in the infox, it does mention the US. Can I add the US to the infox in Viet language article too? Why dont u go around and check all other similar articles instead of focus on just 1 article? This biased movement happens all the time in Wiki.

What I added have sources, hello. Those look too exxagerated have been hidden, dont u see? 1 famous example, stop remove Australia from the mention of the language as a medium of instruction. R u blink or something that u dont even see the source? Also, "dual language program" is not widely term in Australia itself. The most general term is "language of medium instruction". (talk) 07:43, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Please read WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS, just because something is wrong in other articles doesn't mean it is ok to do something wrong in this article. Also please see the instructions for the Infobox at Template:Infobox language where it states specifically what the "state" parameter is for.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 07:51, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Stop playing with sources of Hindi (dialects) speakers[edit]

I don't know what's wrong with you but the Government of India clearly in statement 1 of the 2001 Census reports states that Hindi is spoken by 422 Million people in India including its dialects[1], why are you rewriting it as 180 million again and again. To inform you, the data given by Ministry of Home Affairs (India), is much more reliable than any Ethlogue or any other organization. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.vivek0305 (talkcontribs) 19:10, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Please read the article. This article doesn't include all dialect of Hindi. The article is about Modern Standard Hindi. The Government of India numbers include all types of "Hindi", not just Modern Standard Hindi. There are long discussions on the talk page regarding this issue if you bother to read them.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 19:50, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Papakating Creek DYK issue[edit]

I think I've addressed your concern regarding the inclusion of the Triadenum fraseri image in the Papakating Creek article. Please check and let me know if there are any remaining issues with Template:Did you know nominations/Papakating Creek or are we good to go. I appreciate your time and efforts in this review. Thanks again. JackTheVicar (talk) 16:32, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This particular request is being made to you since your user name is listed in Wikipedia:Translators available list.

Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 05:54, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to PR/review[edit]

Hi William, I hope all is well for you. I would like to invite you once again to Wikipedia:Peer review/Norodom Ranariddh/archive1, which I will be closing pretty soon within the next few weeks. I am planning to put this up for FAC in December, and I welcome you to suggest any improvements to Norodom Ranariddh as you see fit or necessary during this interregnum period of time.

Since I'm here, I might as well like to invite you to take a look at Norodom Sihanouk, since I noted that you might also be interested in this topic. It's a bit early at this point of time, as I plan to do more expansions into a couple of sections, as well as another round of self-copyedit over the course of December 2015. But if you have any in-advance opinions on areas that needs to be improved, feel free to let me know anytime :) Over the course of the next few months - hopefully in early or mid 2016 I would put this up on FAC as well.

It"ll be nice to hear from any suggestions from your side, if any, as I see that it would be much easier, logistically speaking to make amends before I put them up for FAC. Please do not feel obliged or compelled if you do not wish to, or am unable to review, although it"ll be great to hear from you. You're most welcome to drop me a note on my talk page at anytime with regards to this invitation. See you around :) Mr Tan (talk) 15:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

@Mr Tan: Apologies for the belated reply. I've been following your work on various pages, and it all seems like high quality work. Hopefully, both articles should get through FAC with little difficulty. It will be nice to have more Cambodia-related articles reach FA (or even GA) status. I will look over the articles when/as time permits, but there is probably very little I can add. My strengths tend to be in research and content generation, as well as grammar and minor details. I'm afraid my copy editing and straightforward prose style can be rather dry and leaves much to be desired. Keep up the good work!--William Thweatt TalkContribs 03:29, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate your encouraging comments! Currently, Ranariddh's article is about 98% complete, pending a few comments at Peer Review, which I would need a bit of time to look into. As for Sihanouk's article, I plan to do an expansion on the "Music" section (I have one journal article on hand for this subtopic). I also plan to relook at some of the earlier points which I have input sometime back on Sihanouk's political career, and that would also need quite a fair bit of time as well. I would put Ranariddh's article for FAC around early December - as I feel that it would be more wise for me to choose a period of time when I have more free time... Simultaneously, I would probably put Sihanouk's article up for a second Peer Review too after I have done the necessary "propping up". In any case, I"ll do the "big work" this coming December. I"ll definitely invite you again on your talk page when the time comes :) Mr Tan (talk) 12:33, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Good work[edit]

You've really boosted the content on the ethnic groups in Cambodia page, I was just having a look. Well done! Schependipity (talk) 10:20, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

@Schependipity: Thanks for the kind words. It's really still in the beginning stages though, I have a lot more planned for that page when I can find the time. As for Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia, placing a link in your edit summary to the permanent ID of the page revision from which the content was copied is usually good enough. Also, Template:Copied (with the basic parameters filled in) can be put on the talk page. The purpose is to maintain the integrity of the page histories, not to attribute content to any particular editor. I have taken the liberty of placing the proper template on the talk page. It's nice to see more people taking an interest and being active in topics related to Cambodia. Cheers!--William Thweatt TalkContribs 03:18, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Got it. Respect too for being able to read the Khmer script. Schependipity (talk) 05:23, 28 October 2015 (UTC)


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Hi WilliamThweatt, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Katietalk 23:36, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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I need help for a latest article, Dirtbag (StillWell album).

SamuelParmi1 (talk) 12:26, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

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Norodom Ranariddh[edit]

Hi William, it's nice to hear from you. I have replied to your concerns and opinions on my talk page. See you! Mr Tan (talk) 07:55, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Friendly suggestion[edit]

Hi William, concerning a seperate topic altogether, I noted that you had created a map at File:Approximate Location of Khmer Dialects.png. I think you may want to shade parts of South Vietnam reflecting Bac Lieu and Soc Trang as well, where 30% of the provincial population are made up of Khmer Krom.

Just one-off a friendly advice from my side. At this point of time, I would be focused on FUNCINPEC and political articles if I have the time to come to Wiki :) Mr Tan (talk) 15:20, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, it's been a while since I created that map. I had forgotten all about it. Not one of my better works, but it does accurately get the point across. I made it according to the sources I had on hand at the time. I am aware that Khmer Krom inhabit more regions in Southern Vietnam than the map indicates, but I just didn't have sources to back it up. I will look for better sources and modify the map as time allows. Thanks for the reminder.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 05:53, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


Devanagari script is used by Hindi and has historically not been used with Urdu. Some fringe groups have claimed to use this, however, how it historically worked was the Urdu was famous for its Perso-Arabic script and Hindi was famous for its Devanagari script. I think that by including Devanagari script, it sets a bad precedent, because other scripts are also referenced in the article, for example, Roman Script, Kaithi script, etc. Urdu has historically used the Perso-Arabic script. One of the main difference between Urdu and Hindi is the script. Hindi may also use Roman, Perso-Arabic script, etc. However, these are not included in the Hindi article. Xtremedood (talk) 05:27, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

As an encyclopedia we're not worried about "setting precedents" (good or bad), only in describing verifiable facts. The Urdu article isn't only a "historical" article--it also covers current situations. And, currently, there are well over 50 million Urdu speakers in India, not all of whom are familiar with the Perso-Arabic script and, so, use Devanagari. There are even Urdu publications in India which use Devanagari. As for your argument about the Hindi article, see WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS. Each article is independently written by consensus of editors, what happens in the Hindi article is not a valid argument to apply to the Urdu article.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 05:48, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Soma Norodom[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/Soma Norodom. Thanks. Human3015TALK  01:24, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Gambling in Cambodia[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Soma Norodom[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Hiram M. Van Arman[edit]

WilliamThweatt, did you mean to approve this DYK nomination? If so, your review should begin with one of the two tick icons (depending on which is the most appropriate), so potential promoters know that the review is complete and that it meets all the DYK criteria. If appropriate, please update your review accordingly. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:06, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

My bad. Yes, the article and hook (I prefer alt1 as the most interesting) look good, I just forgot to place the tick. I have just fixed it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 01:11, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Special Economic Zones of Cambodia[edit]

Hi! I suggest to make a section for the Special Economic Zones of Cambodia. ATBWikirictor (talk) 03:35, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry i forgot to mention - in the Economy of Cambodia article ATBWikirictor (talk) 03:40, 24 November 2015 (UTC)