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With over 5,978,174 articles articles, the most important work left on Wikipedia may be cleaning up the articles that we already have.
Starting in September, 2009, I will be focusing my cleanup efforts on articles with lede sections that need cleanup, particularly those that are too long. The lede section is the front porch of Wikipedia, and it is there that our first impression in made.
  • Why tags are evil — This is a slightly out-of-date essay I wish I had written, and wish every editor would read. It has influenced me greatly in terms of how I see Wikipedia (as something we are building to help the casual visitor, not as a monument to personal vanity, as so many editors seem to see it). I have run across many other editors who have also cited this essay as having exerted a major influence on their editing decisions.


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Personal Use Stuff


Quick Qopies
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Vandal greetings and warnings
{{subst:Welcome-anon}} ~~~~
Reporting vandalism
Simple prodding
Redirect template (b/c I always forget)
#REDIRECT[[article title]]
Pages I don't want to look up again
*AfD Process
*Wikimedia Commons
[[Category:Wikipedia requested maps]]


These are barnstars that other editors have been kind enough to award me. It was a pleasant shock when, after more than two years of editing, I got my first one, from User:KieferSkunk. Since then, I have tried to be worthy of the compliment that I feel a barnstar indicates.

I have also tried to uphold his award by following KieferSkunk's practice of providing very clear reasons for the few barnstars that I issue. I want for those who receive a Barnstar from me to know just how special it is to me to issue one.

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Peace
For being so amazingly civil and courteous in the ongoing debate about proper verb tense in Talk:Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games. It is an intense discussion, but you're really helping us work toward consensus where many people might be tempted to get short and snippy. Thank you. — KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:13, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar
For displaying a trait rarely seen these days; the ability to apologise with sincerity. James086Talk | Email 06:02, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For sorting out a series of major vandal edits on the University of Southern California's article. You're actions were significant enough to prompt me to finally award a Barnstar. --Bobak (talk) 15:30, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Civility barnstar.png Civility Award
Thank you for being civil with me over my screwup when tried to fix some vandalism and instead reverted it from your good revert to the vandals version, and the thing on my user talk page. I should know better than to edit when I'm tired. Don't worry! I'm not using popups any more! W8TVI (talk) 05:31, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Socratic Barnstar.gif The Socratic Barnstar
This Barnstar—which is one of my favorites in the barnstar gallery—was given to me with no accompanying message by Jojhutton; as it was awarded during the middle of this extraordinarily lengthy debate, I'm taking it as a compliment for my arguments there. Awarded by: Jojhutton (talk) 04:56, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your diligent service to WikiProject Wikipedia Awards. Keep up the good work! Eustress (talk) 04:12, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
CleanupBarnstar.PNG The Cleanup Barnstar
Your work at Category:Cleanup by month has been recognized and appreciated. :) -- œ 08:14, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
I award you this Barnstar for all your hard work cleaning up articles. Your efforts are apreciated RP459 (talk) 18:18, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
This barnstar connotes my respect and admiration for your editorial abilities as exhibited by reworking numerous WP:LEADs such as those at Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander the Great. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:48, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
For patience and diligence in re-writing the lead to Alexander the Great. MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 07:54, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

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