User:AGK

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hi, I'm Anthony, a Wikipedia contributor from Scotland. I'm known on Wikipedia as "AGK" (though I'm not any of these). The majority of my contributions to the encyclopedia are in copy editing, though I've also made substantive contributions to Wikipedia articles in various fields.

In addition to my mainspace contributions, I contribute as an administrator and a checkuser, and I have been elected by the community to sit on its Arbitration Committee for 2014–15 (continuing from 2012–13). In my role as an arbitrator, I have oversighter permissions and I'm a member of the Ban Appeals and Audit Subcommittees. I'm an inactive mediator and former chairman of the Mediation Committee; questions concerning the requests for mediation process should now be sent to here or here. If you need my help, wish to ask me a question, or want to know why I've did one thing or another, please get in touch on my talk page. You can contact me by e-mail if confidence is required, but I prefer to communicate on Wikipedia if possible.

I write in British English, use the serial comma, and edit Wikipedia with OS X.

The userboxes to the right summarise what I do on this project. The extra functions depicted there (such as checkuser or administrator) do not confer some sort of extra status onto me. These are just additional site functions the community have given to me to help keep the project working.

Copyediting[edit]

I am a member of the WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors, which exists to improve the prose of Wikipedia's articles – most commonly by reducing the backlog of articles that other editors have flagged as needing copyedited. I copyedited the very strange number of 9999 words in the March 2013 drive. In the March 2013 Copyedit of the Month, I won with my copyedit of Geopolitics. These GOCE projects are rewarding and enjoyable – please consider participating in the next one!

Encyclopedic contributions[edit]

Administrative responsibilities take up some of my time these days, but I have contributed to some recognised content in the past. I collaborated on Good article Royal prerogative in the United Kingdom and the Featured articleScottish Portal. I started Featured articleList of FIFA World Cup finals, but that page was taken to featured articles by more esteemed and hard-working editors than I. The vast majority of my mainspace work these days is in copyediting.

I wrote a guest blog entry for blog.wikimedia.org, and, embarrassingly, was mentioned on Twitter and had a post about my WikiBirthday "liked" on Facebook by 370 people! I'm normally a very private person.

Like most long-term contributors, I use shorthand in my edit summaries. r means "reply (to another editor's question or comment)". c is "posted a comment to this discussion". v is "vote (usually in a straw poll, or on a committee motion or proposal". ce is "copyedit". I try to use full edit summaries when I edit the mainspace. If the reason for my edit isn't clear, even from examining its diff, please get in touch with me and I will explain as promptly as possible. I always use full summaries when blocking another editor; please slap me with a wet trout if I ever fail to do so.

I also contribute to the template namespace. Much of Template:Ivmbox, Template:ArbComOpenTasks, and Template:Alert (as well as some of the other Ds templates) is my work. I'd be happy to help with your template, if you ask on my talk page, but I don't write Lua.

Assorted useful links[edit]

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 42996
Edits+Deleted 51288
Pages deleted 2808
Pages restored 263
Pages protected 4121
Pages unprotected 103
Protections modified 3647
Users blocked 2274
Users reblocked 143
Users unblocked 148
User rights modified 102
Users created 59

Barnstars and nice things[edit]

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks to AGK for saving me hours and hours and hours of time (our only true wealth). All the best, Miniapolis 22:27, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Goldenwiki.png The Golden Wiki
For leadership, diplomacy and great common sense. Nelsondenis248 Nelsondenis248 (talk) 15:23, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
Goldenwiki.png The Golden Wiki
For dedication and hard work behind the scenes. SilkTork ✔Tea time 18:21, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Goce barnstar.png The Guild of Copy Editors' Award
Thanks for your submission to the March 2013 Copy Edit of the Month contest, and congratulations! For your excellent work on Geopolitics, you've earned the Gold. Excellent job! —Torchiest talkedits 01:12, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
I thought something looked different with the {{sockpuppet}} template. Thanks for prettying up one of the dirtiest parts of Wikipedia. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 16:20, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar Hires.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Thanks for copyediting 10,445 words during the March GOCE drive! All the best, Miniapolis 22:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award: 5K Articles—4th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to AGK for copyediting one 5K article during the GOCE March 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations! Miniapolis 22:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For 9999. Way to put a smile to my face. :) (re: this) —Theopolisme (talk) 04:17, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
I hereby award this barnstar to AGK, for copy editing at least one article in the GOCE January copy edit drive. Thank you for participating! Dianna (talk) 22:13, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg courage and analysis
Thank you for what you do in mediation, "being reasonable and offering to compromise", displayed again in your recent courage to structure a complex situation, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (30 October 2008)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:53, 18 August 2012 (UTC)
Modest Barnstar.png The Modest Barnstar
For copy edits totaling more than 4000 words, I hereby present you with this Modest Barnstar on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors. Thank you for participating in the September 2012 backlog elimination drive! We'll see you in November! —Torchiest talkedits 16:15, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hey AGK--I was wondering where you were; you seem now to be working in high-intensity bursts. This just to let you know that it's good to see you on the case. Thanks for your hard work. Drmies (talk) 23:38, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
Checkuser Barnstar Hires.png The Checkuser's Barnstar
For helping us out at ACC. ;-) mabdul 15:32, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Putting the SPI indicators in the group template as you did here. Great idea! WilliamH (talk) 10:55, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar-police-II.png DeltaQuad's SPI Award
Given to members of the community who take SPI seriously and show constant dedication and uphold clerk and community standards. This medal represents the honour to be serving with you on this team. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 06:38, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For doing your utmost to keep an ArbCom case on schedule. ASCIIn2Bme (talk) 04:07, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
You are a star! Thank you for helping me. Please continue the support. /\ talk← Aviyal →track) /\ 20:56, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For your attempt to prevent further bad behaviour at this page you are hereby awarded this barnstar. Barts1a / What did I actually do right? / What did I do wrong this time? 23:48, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
For responding to 15 unblock appeals on the unblock-en-l mailing list during November, I award you the Admin's Barnstar! Thanks very much for your help! Hersfold (t/a/c) 23:45, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
Resilient Barnstar Hires.png DeltaQuad's Sectional Dedication Award
Given to members of the community who take on huge backlogs several times, or maintaining a large part of a project.

For assisting in clearing the backlog at unblock-en-l. You've hit the 20 mark too. Thanks for the assistance. -- DQ (t) (e)

Silverwiki 2.png The Silver Wiki Award
Thanks for all your help reviewing unblock requests on unblock-en-l during November! By my count, you were second in the number of responses sent during this month, so you have earned the Silver Wiki Award! Congratulations! Hersfold (t/a/c) 04:01, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Admin Barnstar.png The Admin's Barnstar
For all the hard work you do Shrike (talk) 12:32, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For reviewing 5 or more Good article nominations during this past March 2011 GA backlog elimination drive, I hereby award you The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar. Good job! –MuZemike 17:24, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Surreal Barnstar.png The Surreal Barnstar
I award you with this barnstar for being a fair and unafraid administrator! I wish there were more administrators as you are. Best regards. Mbz1 (talk) 22:26, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Thanks, [that] made me laugh, I'm the same way :) - OlEnglish (talk) 00:26, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For being a kind, excellent user and admin. Thank you for helping me sir! SwirlBoy39 17:52, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Barnstar userpage - 2.png The User Page Award
I award you the Excellent User Page Award for your hard work in creating such a neat and functional user page. Húsönd
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you! Your enthusiasm in this project helps us lots. You are an asset to this wonderful project. Good job! Tdxiang (February 2007)
Barnstar of Humour3.png Barnstar of Good Humour
Thanks, that made me laugh, I'm the same way :) – OlEnglish (talk) (December 2008)
GDBarnstar1.png The Original Barnstar
For successfully mediating and closing the Jews for Jesus Mediation—and inspiring good will among editors—I, MPerel, award you the Original Barnstar. Well done! MPerel (talk | contrib) (February 2007)
GDBarnstar1.png The Original Barnstar
For going above and beyond the call of duty, for taking the initiative and boldly revamping a key page badly in need of attention, starting over from scratch and rebuilding the newcomer greetings page in an elegant graphics style. The Transhumanist (December 2008)
Symbol thumbs up.svg The Thumbs-Up
Hi! I just want to say I am really proud of you for taking the feedback from your RfA and putting it into a positive list of aims. Good job! Jerry lavoie (February 2007)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your patience, diligence, and thoroughness in mediating the Israel-Lebanon conflict case, I, George Saliba, hereby award you the Barnstar of Diligence! George Saliba [talk] (March 2007)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I, Arjun, award you, AGK, this barnstar for your willingness to improve as a Wikipedian and for being an overall good chap. Arjun (March 2007)
WikiThanks.png Thank you
This is a thank you for working on Wikipedia. Every edit helps! Have a wonderful day. Saber girl08 (March 2007)
Ice1filteredk3b.png Cool Award
For being cool at all times, I, Z.E.R.O., hereby award AGK with the Cool Award. zero » 01:06, 23 March 2007 (UTC) (March 2007)
Pomegranate fruit.jpg Here's a pomegranate!
Here's a pomegranate for you! Pomegranates somehow promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving something friendly to someone else, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. Make your own message to spread WikiLove to others! Happy editing! Húsönd (April 2007)
Working Man's Barnstar.png Working Man's Barnstar
I'm awarding you this "Working" barnstar for your tireless and endless work on the more laborious or repetitive wikipedia tasks. We need more like you! Wikidudeman (talk) (August 2007)
Sunflower clip art.svg Wikithanks
Anthony, I just want to thank you for the way you handled the Green Kirby unblocking case. It wasn't a simple matter at all and you put a lot of effort in to being as honest, AGFy and patient as could be. Many other admins would have slammed the door shut but you didn't, and I applaud you for that. While I won't comment on your decision either way, I think you did an excellent job and gave this editor every fair chance. Alison (November 2007)
Working Man's Barnstar.png Working Man's Barnstar
For having patience with a new user and attempting to help them... Good show, chap! :-) ScarianCall me Pat 14:12, 2 January 2008 (UTC) (January 2008)
Featured article star.svg

User:AGK has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as AGK's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear AGK!

Peace,
Rlevse
~~~~~

A record of your Day will always be kept here.