User:Hadal

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Greetings! I'm Gregory, a Canadian leftist nonreligious twentysomething Wikipedian residing in Toronto, Ontario. I am a professional gemmologist and goldsmith, and would-be 'student for life.' I began contributing to Wikipedia in December 2003; I took a break from editing in the fall of 2006 due to massive burnout and a return to full-time study, but I've recently returned in what I hope will be a helpful capacity.

Aside from gemmology, gems (and by association, mineralogy & geology), and the plastic arts, my primary interests include ichthyology, entomology, astronomy, and the natural sciences in general. I am a member of Wikiprojects Tree of Life, Primates, Cephalopods, and Rocks and Minerals. The subjects of my articles and images are largely within these aforementioned areas.

I am an administrator and much of my logged-in time is spent monitoring RC for vandalism; most of my edits are related to this unremitting scourge. I do take a break now and then to write something useful, and I've been known to take requests.

Any comments, questions, suggestions, or harangues are welcome on my talk page.

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I'm awarding you a barnstar for your repeated, and rapid, dealing with vandalism. RickK 06:42, Aug 16, 2004 (UTC) I, blankfaze, hereby award you this Working Man's Barnstar, for your unrelenting persecution of vandals, day in and day out. Your services are amazing and invaluable to the project. I, Ta bu shi da yu, hereby award you this Working Man's Barnstar, for your excellent work on tracking down the VFD World idealism bandit. Amazing work! I, Scott Gall, hereby award you this Working Man's Barnstar, for the work you put into cleaning up after vandals, for example, the one that blanked the article on Wikipedia a few minutes ago (awarded 05:22, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC). I, Dbraceyrules, hereby give you the WikiMedal for Janitorial Services, as many of your numerous contributions have been in regards to purging vandalism. Besides, it really makes sense anyway. Dbraceyrules 04:33, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)) For being the go-to admin with non-admins problems I, Howabout1, award you with a barnstar