Sunday, March 12, 2017

Speedy Deletion Backlog

Today did some cleaning on the speedy deletion backlog (CSD). There was a lot of junk added by the user Shriheeran. Still more to go but I believe I reduced the backlog by more than 100 today.

The current article count (as of 2017-03-12): 13,192

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New speady deletion backlog

I see that the user Shriheeran has created new articles directly to the speedy deletion backlog.

For example check this entry.

* The only contributor is the above user.
* The only content is: {{delete}}

What is the point in creating this page?

May be an error in a script? But still that adds unnecessary load to admins on the project.

I am kind of clueless on what to do regarding this. One thing for sure. I will oppose this user on his stewardship poll if I notice it.


Saturday, January 14, 2017


It seems we have a quite a good community now in the project. However I also see from patterns of their interaction with others that most of them are sock puppets. This is actually something frustrating because we have to wake up people who are not actually sleeping. But we do not have a choice. We have to act along their act and tell them the same things we told the puppet masters over and over again.

Current article count (as of 2017-01-14): 13,162.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Speady Deletion backlog

Today I managed to deal completely with the speedy deletion backlog. It really feels great. I'm still hoping for a good active community on our project.

Current article count: 11120

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!

Since there is a lot of activity going on again in Sinhala Wikipedia, I thought of start writing on this blog once again. So to start with I wish all the reader a Happy New Year!

Current article count: 12,043

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Main page banner

We are having some discussions about how main page is displayed in different browsers. I've included some screen shots of the main page banner from three different browsers.

Chrome 19.0.1084.46

IE 8.0.6001.18702

Firefox 3.6.28

I don't think I like these differences. :-)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Story so far..

When I was a kid, I could speak only Sinhala.But there was nothing I couldn't do with it. When I moved to Colombo only I found out there is nothing you can do if you don't know English. So I had to learn English because I wanted to survive. Those days I thought one day I would fight back and I did try. But I know today Sinhala is not a practical language. No matter what we argue in the end you have to know English if you want to live. At least in Sri Lanka.

My term as an admin in Sinhala Wikipedia was not planned. When me and Sasakthi started on the project someone had to take up the burden. Those days the interface translation was limited to admins. So I took up the challenge. Later Sas got busy and I also dropped down to just cleaning up vandalization and spam. Time after time one person would pick up an interest in Sinhala Wikipedia and do something. But there never was any real community. When these guys got fed up they simply left the project without even saying good bye.

I remain as a caretaker unchallenged.

When බිඟුවා came in and started work, things were very promising. The article count went really high. The quality improved immensely. New tools came in to be. Lot of positive things started to happen in the project.

*That's a lot of writing for me. I'll write the rest some time later*