I started editing in March 2013 and I enjoy all aspects that I have tried so far. I have written a few articles, worked on many, help fight vandalism, review pending changes and help new users as a host at the Teahouse.
When I was starting out I spent a lot of time looking through Articles for deletion and picked one to work on so I could learn how to achieve consensus and improve articles at risk of being removed. I try to take a constructive approach in dealing with disruptive editors and editors who refuse to accept good faith. I believe that Make Love Not War goes a long way here. I believe strongly in a civil approach and the positive community that comes from this approach. I have made plenty of mistakes and have tried to learn from each one. Most importantly I have learned from very experienced editors who have taught me a great deal. I encourage all new editors to learn from editors who are focused on expanding the wikipedia.
My Les Paul Tribute 2010 in Trans Black
I am more than happy to talk about any edits I have made. If you want to raise an issue let's discuss it at my talk page and hopefully we can learn from each other.
I have an unrealised dream of rock stardom and a great passion for music of all genre. I taught myself to play guitar when I was 30 and particularly enjoy playing blues, folk and rock music. Other interests include politics, sport, community development, and human rights advocacy.
Away from wikipedia, I work as a senior manager in the community services sector and am a social activist in my local community which is one of Melbourne's most disadvantaged. I was raised Catholic and in my thirties I practised Buddhism in the Gelugpa tradition, however I am a secular humanist and atheist. I try to be neutral in my editing and my interest is the improvement of the wikipedia.
Thank you for your help! I'm still learning. :) SLBohrman (talk) 12:04, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Thank you for your reviewing on Leonard Lim page, or it will be deleted if it has no references. Before you edited the page, I do not know how to add proper references, but now I know how to do so. Thanks for your help! :) Jianhui67 (talk) 12:42, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations, Flat Out! You're receiving this barnstar because you recently crossed the 1,000 classification threshold using STiki. We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool. We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and -- (T)Numbermaniac(C) 05:28, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For doing a great job at fighting vandalism on Wikipedia. AgraNewsObserver (talk) 14:41, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
For resolving dispute/edit war and also voluntarily condemning Vandalism Karthikeyan.pandian (talk) 08:46, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks so much for your help with me as a newbie to Wiki. You've been very generous with your time and direction. This will be my first award to someone so lap it up! Thanks again. Tenezledroitz (talk) 03:51, 16 October 2013 (UTC)