Hello, and welcome to my user page!
I live in the capital city of Victoria, Australia — Melbourne (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!
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.