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As of January 2015, I will be editing a lot less as I start my next book. I find Wikipedia too much of a distraction, particularly as I often get myself entangled in other people's debates and problems. In addition, the policing of the project sometimes leaves a lot to be desired, and I would rather become annoyed and frustrated by things that actually earn me money. NB, vandals: I shall check my (heavily pruned) watchlist and clean up on down days, but generally, I shall be offline and unavailable.


Hello, I am a British Wikipedian, editing between bouts of getting hacked off with other Wikipedians. I do get on with almost everyone though, 'cos I'm nice like that.

I wrote this and that, and occasionally delight in hustling persistent vandals and tedious, disruptive types into Wikiblock-oblivion.

If you are the kind of editor who might resort to comments such as this one:

"I hate stupid people who just edit my articles.

They denying my human rights."

then you should probably be looking for something else to do. Equally, comments such as this one [1], or this one [2] display your failure as a successful editor, or in these cases, a successful vandal. If you must vandalise, try something amusing as it is at least faintly entertaining. To me, anyway. It's also entertaining when you are blocked, which is the usual result. If you want to criticise, make sure you can string a sentence together [3]. Being unpleasant [4], [5] is a good way to shorten your wiki career, as is threatening to kill me.

  • "Almost 87% of information on wikipedia is incorrect or untrue. I'm watching and will shut this thing down with my eyes closed you bunch of hog sucking clowns."

Anti-vandalism and other shiny things[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For an astute pickup leading to hopefully solving the long-running Lewis Hamilton vandalism issue. Falcadore (talk) 00:49, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your persistence in helping to route the rowdy Romanian out the Wiki-door. Keep up the good work! Wiki libs (talk) 18:59, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
I actually laughed out loud at when reading the last sentence of this. I only allow personal attacks on my talkpage if the user in question actually has a valid point to make; that was a nice response. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 04:17, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Surreal Barnstar Hires.png The Surreal Barnstar
For being my advocate against people bullying me and one of the editors on this wiki that is not corrupt, therefore adding "special flavor" to the community as the award requires. Hghyux (talk to me)(talk to others) 01:29, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
for keeping maintaining genre security with diligence ;) FlatOut 13:36, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Civility barnstar.png The Civility Barnstar
{{{1}}} SPACKlick (talk) 02:22, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Fleetwood Mac[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For all your contributions to Fleetwood Mac related articles... especially for the work on the Danny Kirwan, Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer pages. Well done! Anger22 (Talk 2 22) 19:18, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
For your contributions to Fleetwood Mac articles. Rock

on! Dobbyelf62 (talk) 21:42, 25 May 2013 (UTC)


Danny Kirwan albums[edit]

Jeremy Spencer albums[edit]

Peter Green albums[edit]

Mick Fleetwood albums[edit]

Christine McVie albums[edit]

John McVie albums[edit]

Bob Welch[edit]

Thin Lizzy[edit]

Biographystar.png The Biography Barnstar
For User:Bretonbanquet; an editor whose single-minded focus brought the Thin Lizzy article to GA status. A lot of hard work! Thank you! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 06:38, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Phil Lynott[edit]

Brian Robertson albums[edit]

Snowy White albums[edit]

Black Star Riders albums[edit]

Damon Johnson albums[edit]


Steve Miller[edit]


Big Star[edit]

Alex Chilton[edit]

Chris Bell[edit]

Fountains of Wayne[edit]

Other music[edit]

Motor Racing[edit]

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
Your continuous updates of infoboxes on Formula 1 articles is so very much appreciated. In recognition of your excellent work, I award you this Special Barnstar. Well done, and keep up the good work! :-) Lradrama 08:41, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
You just beat me to correcting Kimi Raikkonen's results table! This typifies the effort you put in after each Grand Prix to ensure all of the articles are correct, and I think it deserves this barnstar. Enjoy! :) --Diniz (talk) 13:43, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Though I was initially annoyed that you reverted some of my edits (lol), I realise that your work to F1 articles is incredible. You always seem to find little grammar errors which I don't see at first, remarkable really. Take this, I hope you'll keep contributing for a long time to come yet. Regards, ayrton_prost 12:43, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For helping out the arduous job of the F1 driver infobox dates marathon! Cs-wolves(talk) 17:15, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Rescuebarnstar.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
I hereby award myself this barnstar for my tireless efforts blah blah. Actually, it's to say to anyone that if they see a motorsport article in danger of deletion, let me know and I'll do whatever I can to save it. Unless it's crap, in which case I won't bother :D Bretonbanquet (talk) 14:51, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


Personal information
Place of birth Truro, Cornwall
Playing position Everywhere
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Inter Chamberlain (0)
2001 Chacewater 1 (0)
2001–2002 Frogpool-Cusgarne Res. 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).



Flag of Cornwall.svg Kernow
This user is proud to be Cornish
49,000+ This user has made more than 49,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
UK This user uses British English.
Alonso-WPF1logo.png This user supports Formula One.
GP The first Grand Prix this user watched was the 1979 Spanish Grand Prix.
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Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 8 years, 11 months and 29 days.
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Countries I have visited
United Kingdom France
Soviet Union Spain
Portugal Netherlands
Malaysia Thailand Singapore Brunei
Cambodia Sri Lanka Germany
Liechtenstein Switzerland Slovakia Hungary Gibraltar Greece Malta
Parts of the UK I have visited
Cornwall England Wales
Isles of Scilly Scotland
Isle of Wight
Parts of Spain I have visited
Islas Canarias Andalucía Catalunya Aragón Castilla-La Mancha Comunidad de Madrid Castilla y León Euskadi Extremadura Galicia Asturias Cantabria

Notable encounters[edit]


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