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User page for MelbourneStar
Monday, 21 April
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This page based upon Aeon1006's Userpage

About MelbourneStar

Hello, and welcome to my user page! grin

I live in the capital city of Victoria, AustraliaMelbourne (hence my username!) and on Wikipedia I go by "MelbourneStar", "Melb", "MSTAR", "MS" – or any other name you can think of, you can use when communicating with me, by all means.

I've been a proud volunteer on Wikipedia since 21 November of 2010.

A great deal of my time here is spent on anti-vandalism 'crusades' – tools such as Rollback, Twinkle, STiki and Huggle work as a perfect gem, in combating endless vandalism attempts on the project – and I most definitely "enjoy" doing it. Whenever an editor adds vandalism to an article, I revert their edit and notify them via a template warning message, that their edits are not acceptable and need to be more productive. On many occasions those editors learn from their mistakes – other times they are blocked. Either way, I always try aiming at not burning down bridges - I don't believe "once a vandal, always a vandal" – a lack of understanding of general guidelines and policies, is an "editor-killer" and needs more of our attention, because at the end of the day, there is a person behind each and every account and IP.

Assuming good faith is a cornerstone of Wikipedia policies, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect and civility. Wikipedia after all, is not a school yard for bullies – it's a place of etiquette; better yet, it's a professional encyclopedia. There is no excuse for personal attacks – none whatsoever. They are wrong and disruptive and completely unacceptable. What should fill in the void of personal attacks, is now and then constructive criticism and scrutiny, politely addressing the editor's edits.

I'm a strong supporter of edit summary usage. I can't stress out how vital it is to 'briefly describe the changes you have made' to any page on the Wiki space. This feature not only tells the community what you are doing – but avoids potential edit warring, vandalism errors and totally confusing other editors. The feature is there for a reason – you don't lose anything, other than a few seconds, from plugging in a few words into a box. If you don't use it, I really recommend you start doing so! smile

To balance out the anti-vandalism work, I take interest in editing Australian topics – people, places, events or companies; Television topics - mostly, but not limited to, drama series' and reality series'; Biographical topics – actors, politicians and other personalities.

Finally, I do my absolute best here, always. Wikipedia is a special place to me, and I'm sure that is the case for you too. I try and be active as much as I possibly can – and that usually is a couple hours every day of the week. My talk page is open to everyone, and you may also email me.

Regards, —MelbourneStartalk


Export hell seidel steiner.png For reverting vandalism on my User page. Alexroller (talk) 04:46, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
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Thank you. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:50, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

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Patient and Kind to Newbies! Petersontinam (talk) 07:10, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
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Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thank you for fixing up my errors. Happy editing! Shuipzv3 (talk) 07:00, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
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The Five Pillars Wikiquette Copyright
Dispute Resolution Deletion Policy Policies and consensus
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The Worm That Turned Adoption Course Barnstar
It's taken me a little while, because I've been thinking about whether or not to give you a "final test", but looking at your edits and knowing your skills - you've done a fantastic job here and I think you absolutely deserve to graduate. Congratulations MelbourneStar, you can officially consider youself finished on the adoption course and a fully qualified wikipedia by Worm That Turned's standards WormTT · (talk) 13:06, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
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It's not often that I believe a barnstar is appropriate for someone who hasn't done something, but I believe your lack of comment on the second nomination of Zyzz has shown great restraint and I believe you deserve this. Congratulations WormTT · (talk) 09:15, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
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With a score of 83%, you can certainly state that you have passed the final test with flying colours. Congratulations!
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Awesome job on RCP!! <3 ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 09:12, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
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Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Diligence on RCP Cntras (talk) 07:15, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
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i love kittens...:) Ayoomikun (talk) 19:13, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

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Cheeseburger.png i love cheesebugers Ayoomikun (talk) 19:14, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks for your contributions! SwisterTwister talk 05:43, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
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Thank you for keeping vandalism away from my page, regards DBigXray 14:21, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
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For boldly and effectively getting a legal threat twit dealt with. Well done! I just love the vicious incompetence of "We will have your page traced by the end of the week." I could explain to them how to turn off their computer ... by the end of the week. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 05:35, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
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The Anti-Vandalism + STiki Barnstar
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Congratulations, MelbourneStar! 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 (talk) 05:50, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

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Uffizi Florence Wrestlers 1.png Thanks for helping to make MMA articles on wikipedia better! In September 168 people made a total of 956 edits to MMA articles. I noticed you havn't listed yourself on the WikiProject Mixed martial arts Participants page. Take a look, sign up, and don't forget to say hi on the talk page.

Kevlar (talk) 04:07, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

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Great reversion of edits made by an anonymous user on keeping a talk page blank. Keep it up and have a nice day! Mediran talk to me! 11:05, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
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For your awesome dedication in the fight against Vandalism! Thanks for reverting the vandal edits to my user page! Dreadstar 16:19, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
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And the same to you. Well done and thank you! :)

(If only they'd get the message). Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 06:56, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

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Well, haven't you just taken a ton o' crap this afternoon? Chin up, anyone who gets this much abuse in the course of an hour must be doing something right - have a barnstar to correct the balance a little. Yunshui  13:50, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
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and discovered your work undoing vandals at three different articles on my watchlist, which suggests to me that there were many more that had not shown up there. Wikipedia can only maintain its standards with folks such as you, out in the trenches everyday, doing this sort of work. You are noticed and appreciated. So for that (and more) you have been awardd the seldom coveted THUMBS UP AWARD. It is a very small way of saying "Thank you." Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 16:33, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

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I, Garion96 I award you the surreal Barnstar For this Since it was quite surreal to me. :) Thanks again Garion96 (talk) 12:53, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
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Bubble Tea.png Revitalizes anti-vandals who have to read shitty vandal text while reverting it :-). Thanks for the reverts.... Amit (talk) 13:46, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
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Because I keep bumping into you on my Vandal Hunting Expeditions. Keep it up! See you there. Yinta
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Keep up the great work of keeping Wiki articles. Vandalism free. DBigXray 08:20, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
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