User:Michellecrisp

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Hi I'm Michelle and live in Brisbane, Australia but am originally from Sydney, hence my numerous edits on Sydney topics. I have also lived in Gothenburg, Sweden on student exchange.

I am a believer of people sticking to Wikipedia guidelines and the philosophy that anyone from any location can contribute. Just as I can contribute to overseas articles, I welcome overseas editors to take a scan over Australian articles. This way we can build the strength of articles.

One thing I don't like is when editors display WP:OWN. No one owns articles on Wikipedia and no one can dissuade other legitimate editors from contributing with weak reasons like "you don't live there, therefore you can't edit". There is no hierarchy for more "experienced" or "qualified" editors. Also single purpose accounts and anonymous IPs seem to be strongly linked to WP:OWN and POV pushing.

Also, Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia not a place for original research or blatant advertising or self promotion. I think one of best pieces of original research I've seen is "well I spoke to blah blah and they said X" or "Person A definitely lives in that suburb because their surname and first initial is listed in the white pages."

My favourite principle is Wikipedia is free content that anyone may edit.

If you've come here in response to a deletion discussion, remember all articles must meet the general notability guideline and if you want to keep a bare article you better back a case with reliable sources.

My barnstars[edit]

Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
Just a little token of appreciation on your recent editing work on Cardiff, especially catching all the Cruftiness, Peacockisms and unreferenced sections that were littering the article. Diolch am fawr! B e t t i at a l k  11:21, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
BoNM - Missouri.PNG The Missouri Barnstar of Merit
I award Michellecrisp this Missouri Barnstar for all the clean up, consolidation, and copy editing she has done on Kansas City, Missouri Grey Wanderer (talk) 13:19, 17 October 2008 (UTC)


Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
For improving 2008 jail break in Clovis, New Mexico even though you had debated for deleting it, I award you this Editor's Barnstar. Not many people can put aside their pride and remember why we're editing here in the first place. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 03:16, 15 December 2008 (UTC)