User:Matthew R Dunn

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Matthew R Dunn
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Name Matthew Robert Dunn
Born (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 26)
Northampton, England
Current location Gwynedd, Wales
Sexuality Heterosexual
Education and employment
Occupation Wikipedia editor
Shop assistant
College Coleg Menai (2004-08)
University Bangor University (2008-10)
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Religion None (Atheist)
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General;

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United Kingdom.
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cy-1 Fe all y defnyddiwr 'ma gyfrannu ar lefel syml y Gymraeg.

Wikipedia;

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WikiProjects;

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Stargate WikiProject.
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WikiProject Prison Break.
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Political positions;

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This user is straight but not narrow.
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This user supports the legalization of same-sex marriage
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This user supports
universal health care.
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Other;

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Hello, people of Wikipedia. I am User:Matthew R[obert] Dunn, and welcome to my user page. I will be talking a little about myself, and what it is I do here. But first, if you have any queries, concerns, problems with my edits, or you want any help, you are very welcome and free to leave me a message on my talk page, and I will get back to them as soon as I can. Now where was I. Oh yes...

If you happen to stumble across this page, you can either move on right now, or waste a few minutes of your time reading on. Right, all the ones who want to move on gone? Good. Now for those who are still reading, I will continue to talk about myself. As the username suggests, I am Matthew (no psuedonyms or anything, promise) because at the time of starting my account, I didn't think of using an Internet name, but I'm not bothered really. Besides, not everybody uses Internet names like "AwesomeMan20" or something. That was a name I just made up by the way. But, if there is someone who goes by that name, in Wikipedia or anywhere else and you are reading this, hello! I just think using real names is honest.

"Quit stalling, tell us about yourself!"[edit]

Alright, alright! Like the template dictates, I was born in 23 June 1988 in some maternity ward in Northampton. I then moved up to North Wales when I was but 10 months old, and I have lived there ever since. I have one brother and two sisters, who are all younger than me. When I was growing up, I went through the standard education; primary school, then secondary school. When I was 16 I attended a BTEC National Diploma course in Travel and Tourism, in Coleg Menai, Bangor in 2004. I passed in 2006, but I wanted to attend the same course afterwards for a better grade; I got a merit. In 2008, I decided to join a Higher National Diploma course for Hospitality Management. It was a Bangor University course, but since it was not a degree, I spent most of my time in Coleg Menai again. Whilst there, my group had to take part in an NVQ in a college kitchen. In June 2010 I passed those courses.

Now I am still at home, having some time off before I will look for work. I spent summer of 2009 working in a small hotel in Criccieth, mostly doing some hard labour in the kitchen, like washing dishes and mopping floor. I couldn't work there in summer 2010, because they haven't asked me, and there was some trouble involving a water leak (that wasn't me, I swear :). Since 2012, I currently work as a shop assistant in a holiday park, but it's mostly a seasonal thing each year. I also do some fair bit of editing in this great encyclopedia, not unless I count this as "work", in which case, why aren't I getting paid for this?

"Most of what you said was on that box, what else!?"[edit]

I don't feel you should know much else about me. This isn't an autobiography.

"Okay, what about interests?"[edit]

What do you have in mind?

"What kind of music do you like?"[edit]

I mostly like listening to alternative rock. My favourite bands/singers include;

I am also a fan of classical music. I however, am not as big a fan of modern music people generally love (rap and hip hop in particular)

"Movies?"[edit]

I generally like watching action films. At times, I also enjoy watching Pixar films (and you are never too old to enjoy Disney films!) My favourite type of films are James Bond films.

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I was always into James Bond ever since I remember, and still to this day wishes to be the next him (move over Danny). I still haven't grown out of my Bond fantasies at times. In 2007, I had to come into college one day in a suit, and since Bond wears suits, I brought a toy handgun with me and concealed it :)

The favourite Bond bits include;

"What kind of TV shows do you like?"[edit]

The first list details my favourite TV shows in alphabetical order;

"That looks like a lot. Any shows you hate?"[edit]

My God, yes! Here they are:

"What else?"[edit]

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Ancient Greece
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"Enough! What about your history on Wikipedia?"[edit]

I started an account as "Matthew R Dunn" and did my first edit on 27 October 2007. I was aware the website was around about a couple of years before that. I started to find myself more attached to it, and eventually signed up. Ever since, I have over 4,000 edits in my name. At first, I was considered quite a newbie, editing without any regard to any of the rules. As time went by, I began to become more accustomed to them. I like editing on Wikipedia and expand the outside knowledge and insight into the behind the scenes information on pages regarding fiction, as well as the occasional edits on other topics, like articles regarding the local area.

In 22 October 2008, I created my own sandbox page to work on various projects. On 11 December 2008, I have been granted Rollback rights. I am not an administrator, and to be honest, I don't want to be one. Since 2009, I started and have made nine good articles, with three currently pending. I would have gotten eleven, but I failed two of them. I also tried to make a featured list once, but that failed too. My goal now is to try and make a featured article. Hopefully one day, if I succeed at promoting a featured article, I will nominate it for Today's featured article on the main page.

"Okay, enough with all that. What have you done?"[edit]

I'll tell you what I haven't done, trolling, or vandalise this great encyclopedia (at least, I don't do these things intentionally). Here is a list of some of my major contributions. The articles in bold indicate that I created those pages (looks at the page histories if you don't believe me).

I will also list other pages I have created;

I also created the following infoboxes;

"Any images?"[edit]

Yep. These images below were taken by myself from my digital camera, and uploaded into Wikimedia Commons.

"You say you made good articles, have you reviewed any?"[edit]

Glad you asked. Yes I did as a matter of fact. The following list are the articles I reviewed, with icons besides them meaning if they either passed or failed (if the icons have a crack through them, that means they were not good articles);

"What are you planning now?"[edit]

Operation "Frakking Toaster"[edit]

Long shot, and just making out of compulsion, but I want to make Battlestar Galactica (season 3) a good topic, though it may never be completed, if five are GAs then that would be an achievement. In case you don't know, "frak" is Battlestar's way to say "fuck", and toaster means cylon, so it's basically "Operation Fucking Cylons"

19 articles
List-Class article Battlestar Galactica (season 3)
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Good article "Occupation"
Good article "Precipice"
Start-Class article "Exodus"
Start-Class article "Collaborators"
Start-Class article "Torn"
Start-Class article "A Measure of Salvation"
Start-Class article "Hero"
Start-Class article "Unfinished Business"
Start-Class article "The Passage"
Start-Class article "The Eye of Jupiter"
Start-Class article "Rapture"
Start-Class article "Taking a Break from All Your Worries"
Start-Class article "The Woman King"
Start-Class article "A Day in the Life"
Start-Class article "Dirty Hands"
Start-Class article "Maelstrom"
Start-Class article "The Son Also Rises"
Start-Class article "Crossroads"


"Have you won any of those barnstar awards?"[edit]

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Many GA reviewers just say "copyedit needed", whereas you give plenty of copy edit suggestions. It is great to see you do not mind giving your time up and doing a thorough check of the prose. Great attention to detail when it comes to editing.Rain the 1 BAM 01:33, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
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For reviewing 10 or more Good article nominations during this past March 2011 GA backlog elimination drive, I hereby award you The Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Nice work! –MuZemike 17:30, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
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For your hard work on Nikita characters Jayy008 (talk) 16:45, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks Matthew R Dunn for helping to promote Sanctuary (season 2) to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give some a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©© 02:47, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
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It is with great admiration that I award you this barnstar for completing Good Article reviews for the December 2011 Good Article Nomination backlog elimination drive Cheers,AstroCog (talk) 22:40, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Satisfied?

"Do you edit in any Wikis, Wikia or otherwise?"[edit]

Yes I do, some I do, some I did, but not edit as often anymore. The wikias I have started contributing in order;