I am Michael James Lowrey, called "Orange Mike" because I like the color a lot and tend to wear at least one or two items of that color on most days which are not Saint Patrick's Day.
I am a Wikipedia administrator, with a tendency to spend a fair amount of time on new-page patrol and general clean-up. I participated in the WikiProject Screencast Screen Sprint. I wrote one of the scripts, and my dulcet tones can be heard as the narrator on Script 3: "Assembling Your Materials," to be found at File:WP-Screencast-KO-Script3.ogv.
I have no tolerance for people who commit marketing (spamming, public relations, spindoctoring, pimping, advertising, shilling, huckstering: call it what you will) within the confines of Wikipedia. You may practice your trade elsewhere, if it is lawful there; but do not attempt to do so in Wikipedia.
I am considered to be toward the "deletionist" end of the inclusionist-deletionist spectrum, because I believe that many articles here (including not only new ones but many existing ones) are violations of our standards: how-to guides and game manuals, fan trivia, in-universe fiction summaries, obscure porn actor biographies, politician self-aggrandisement, memorials, original essays masquerading as scholarship, etc. When I say I am a bit of a deletionist, I mean that I hold articles here to higher standards of notability, verifiability, etc. than some other editors. (And yes, our servers are overloaded, and the problem's not getting any better.) I'd rather see fewer articles, better researched and better written. I am really glad to help other editors in any way I can, though; and please don't hesitate to contact me.
Does this mean that I should abandon the article I'm writing about the hot dogs at the stand down the street? They have a sign that says they're world famous! Ioeth(talkcontribsfriendly) 21:08, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For covering the back of another admin. Bearian (talk) 15:18, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
The WikiProject Wisconsin Barnstar
For all of your work developing articles about Wisconsin and defending them from vandalism, I hereby award you the WikiProject Wisconsin Barnstar. Wear it with pride! Royalbroil 19:28, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
The Orange Barnstar
For your positive wording in here and in so many--omtay38
The Original Barnstar
For almost being as fast at deleting as I am at taggin! mboverload@ 03:50, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
You have been incredible neutral ,patient yet firm. Wikipedia runs only because of Wikipedians like you. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 23:18, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
for being so "on the ball" Jac16888 (talk) 04:04, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For protecting my user page from vandalism. Bearian (talk) 19:58, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I award this Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for your speedy efforts in protecting my page. Thanks! Blaze42 (talk) 13:43, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
All hail Perfect Tutnum of the Encyclopedia. Thank you for your candid advice when in troubling situation and your long standing history of great contribs! You are a founding pillar within the community!
Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
User:Orangemike has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Orangemike's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Orangemike!
01:35, 7 February 2010 (UTC) A record of your Day will always be kept here.
You sir, are a patriot for being sensible and not allowing your liberal political views conflict with Wikipedia's goals and interests when dealing with User:Keegscee. PCHS-NJROTC(Messages) 19:44, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
The Guidance Barnstar
For your invaluable assistance and guidance on my first Wikipedia page Harmonia1 (talk) 19:09, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Many thanks for your work with Wisconsin related articles-RFD (talk) 23:05, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar
For swiftly blocking spam/promotional accounts I reported at UAA, it is appreciated :) Acather96 (talk) 15:31, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
I hereby award you, Orange Mike, the Special Barnstar for being an all-around amazing editor. You are a remarkable admin, particularily with dealing with both promotional accounts and articles, and a great editor as well. Keep up the great work! :) --Meaghan:) ≈ 01:54, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
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.
I've never seen a deletion nominator work to improve a piece to help pave the way for Keep before, and I just wanted to credit you for very positive action on the L.J. piece. The new content creator, despite having survived a week of trench warfare at AfD, is now contemplating a new page on a philanthropist whom she sees as worthy. Maybe something will come of it, maybe something won't, but your decision to move from a (valid) initial critique of the piece into a positive force working to help to save a "Keeper" has had a good effect for The Project and I just wanted you to know that. Carrite (talk) 02:18, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
For all your hard work, contributions and administration of the Wikipedia project. Cheers. --Hu12 (talk) 00:26, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
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