User:Nightscream

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"Greatest misconception about Wikipedia: We aren't democratic. Our readers edit the entries, but we’re actually quite snobby. The core community appreciates when someone is knowledgeable, and thinks some people are idiots and shouldn’t be writing." – Jimmy Wales; The New York Times, November 18, 2007


"In the real world people who kick over the office furniture and delete all their coworkers' data get fired. In Wikipedia we shower them with the attention they crave, sending an implicit "up yours" to all the constructive users whose time they have wasted." – Wikipedia editor on the creation of the Troll Support Network. Copied from Dan Murphy's talk page

Welcome to my user page. I'm a male Italian-American illustrator/writer/photographer living in Union City, New Jersey. If you wish to speak with me, please leave a message at the bottom of my talk page.

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I've single-handedly written three articles that have been achieved Good Article status, which is the second-highest quality status that can be bestowed upon a Wikipedia article, after Featured Article:

Reallifebarnstar-transparent.gif The Real Life Barnstar
For your reliable camerawork in filming a year of presentations at the New York City Meetups, and for thereby helping spread our conversations to the wider wiki world.--Pharos (talk) 03:08, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
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The Barnstar of Peace is awarded to users who [are] help[ing] to resolve, peacefully, conflicts on Wikipedia.

This barnstar is awarded to Nightscream, who has the patience of a saint and the bravery of a warrior, in inserting himself into contentious long running arguments. Nightscream is an incredibly valuable asset to Wikipedia. Wikipedia needs to more administrators like him. Ikip (talk) 11:49, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Please accept this Barnstar of Diligence for exceptional perseverance in researching Pedro Zamora. Cheers, --Callelinea 00:32, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
The Good Heart Barnstar The Good Heart Barnstar
Thanks for expanding Alexandra Govere even though you nominated it for deletion. You're one of the good ones. GRuban (talk) 20:02, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
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For copyediting references, which can't be any fun whatsoever! Cheers boss! Benny Digital Speak Your Brains 20:50, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
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For your ongoing work maintaining the Palisades Center article. AGreenEarth (talk) 21:02, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For your understanding, fairness, and enforcement with good faith & disruptive edits and conflict resolution. Bullmoosebell (talk) 00:21, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks for taking and uploading photos from Wikipedia Day 2012! SarahStierch (talk) 02:38, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
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I hearby award you, Nightscream, with the Original Barnstar!

"This barnstar is given to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated."

Thank you for your wonderful contributions - in particular to the Snooki & JWoww article! -- MSTR (Chat Me!) 07:52, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your tireless and substantial maintenance of the Richard Benjamin Harrison article. Bonkers The Clown (talk) 06:02, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
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Appreciation for your excellent copy-editing last night on the True Grit (2010 film) article  –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard| 08:56, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
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You are awarded the Barnstar of Diligence for researching and editing The Courtier's Reply. Proxima Centauri (talk) 09:02, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded to Nightscream because he's awesome when it comes to comics related articles. Hiding T 22:25, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For your untiring efforts to prevent insertion of YouTube and blog links to articles about popular culture I present you with this well-armored barnstar. Perhaps this helm of defense will insulate you somewhat from astounding, unexpected and arguable blocks better utilized against those who edit against policy, guideline and pillar. Know that even the purest knights get their armor dented from time to time. BusterD (talk) 01:40, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For being as great, all-around editor, who is not afraid to call out editors, IP or not, about their boorish words. Bearian (talk) 19:16, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thanks for working with me on the Rick Harrison Page. Pawnstar1965 (talk) 00:37, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

My Contributions[edit]

These are the areas of interest in which I’ve created or contributed to the largest numbers of articles.

New Jersey[edit]

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Scientific Skepticism and Pseudoscience[edit]

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Comics and Cartooning[edit]

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Reality Television[edit]

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Star Trek[edit]

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Entertainment[edit]

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Miscellaneous[edit]

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My Portrait Photography[edit]

Here is a sampling of some of the 8,200 of photos I have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, many of which have been republished in books, on websites, in public banners, and by organizations including the SyFy Channel, CBS News, MTV, The Hollywood Reporter, The Nation and Forbes.

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New Jersey[edit]

New York City[edit]

Philadelphia[edit]

Washington, DC[edit]

Albuquerque, New Mexico[edit]

Italy[edit]

Naples[edit]

Venice[edit]

The Ruins of Ancient Pompeii[edit]

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