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User:Realist2

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GENRE WARRIORS.
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About Me
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Me

  • I'm Realist2 and I joined Wikipedia on May 27, 2007.
  • I hold a law degree and a post graduate teaching qualification known as a PGCE.
  • I am a part time lecturer at a college, teaching in the post-compulsory education sector.
  • I currently live in the United Kingdom, and can speak Spanish and English fluently (or so I like to think).
  • I could also survive if I were stranded in France.

Music

Artists

My favourite artists in no particular order :-

Albums

GA Reviewer
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I support adding the GA symbol to the cover of Good articles, do you?
  • I am a GA reviewer here at Wikipedia.
  • If you want an article nominated for review, let me know.

To truly become a next generation reviewer one should:

  • Never be afraid to take on difficult or controversial articles.
  • Feel free to review any articles regardless of your background knowledge: a fresh set of eyes usually helps an article.
  • Improve the article yourself if possible; you want to help people not depress them with bad news.
  • When you have reviewed an article, be it a fail, a pass or on hold, inform the nominator personally.
  • Advise the nominator to put the article on their watchlist.
  • If you change the status of the review, again inform the nominator.
  • If you pass the article, why not suggest brief improvements to get it to FA. Encouragement really helps.
    • Well those are my thoughts, if you think there are more ways to improve the review process give me a bell.

My successful DYK contributions (4)

* In collaboration with other Wikipedia editors

My successful GA contributions (21)

* In collaboration with other Wikipedia editors

My successful FA contributions (2)

* In collaboration with other Wikipedia editors, notably User:Kodster, who provided numerous copy edits. My greatest achievement here at Wikipedia, something I am very proud of.


AwardsYes, I'm popular/talented/embattled, get over it!

Click here to add an award.

Barnstars

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
I gladly give this Barnstar to Realist2, for being a member of the new generation of GA reviewers who are precise, friendly, and actually work on articles while reviewing them, because they don't want to depress people, but help them. Truly well-deserved. Enjoy.--andreasegde (talk) 17:44, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I gladly give this Barnstar to Realist2, Kodster, and Rodhullandemu, for working with each other in a very positive way. This does not happen very often on Wikipedia, and it is to be congratulated, and praised; hence, the Barnstar. Enjoy.--andreasegde (talk) 21:17, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar
For continuing to contribute to the project, even in the face of adversity and discrimination, I award User:Realist2 The Resilient Barnstar. Bookkeeperoftheoccult (talk) 09:41, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For making 1000 edits in the month of April, I award thee with a Shiny Original Barnstar Luksuh 15:24, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For helping a lot with Running (No Doubt song) to become GA, which ultimately helped Rock Steady to get nominated for Featured Topic. Thanks. Indianescence (talk) 18:03, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Islamic Barnstar.png The Islamic Barnstar Award
For being great in everything, I give you the most coveted barnstar of them all! Keep it up. 70.234.110.141 (talk) 01:52, 28 April 2008 (UTC). I was given this Barnstar rather randomly, it was so funny I decided to keep it, I thank this IP, whoever he/she is. — R2 10:24, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For the completion of 10000 edits at the time of the giving of this Barnstar, you deserve this.  Marlith (Talk)  00:04, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Not sure if this is the appropriate barnstar but it has a smiley face which is what my face looks like right now.:D Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 23:21, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For helping me so much.:)! Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 22:33, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For AGF always. Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 17:19, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For teaching me how to source information. Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 21:42, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For always being kind and encouraging. Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 21:42, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
For helping me so much during that ridiculous checkuser case and speaking out for me as I was busy with school. Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 21:42, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar
For never being afraid to help me or defend me or anyone else that needs it. Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 21:42, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
Happy birthday!!!Thank you for being a Wikipedian for a year now! Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 21:42, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar
For holding steadfast in the face of unending criticism. For almost getting in trouble defending me. (That was not needed,now I feel guilty.;) Good luck!!! Xp54321 (Vandals Beware!!!,Contribs) 02:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For being there when I needed it, and for having the courage to think of what's best for Wikipedia in the face of adversity, and for nominating articles for GA, and for stopping vandalism in Wikipedia...(you get the idea), I award unto thee this noble Original Barnstar. I know that your superior Wikipedia abilities transcends such a humble award, but here you go anyway. :) Cheers, Kodster (heLLo) (Me did that) 18:07, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Badly cropped MJ barnstar!.png The Badly Photoshopped MJ Barnstar
I hereby award Realist2 this barnstar for having contributed a truly ridiculous amount to Michael Jackson-related articles. - Toon05 22:44, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your endless effort to maintain the Micheal Jackson article at the utmost quality. Congrats! The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 00:33, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For getting Michael Jackson to featured article status, a little something to show how much the hard work is appreciated! PeterSymonds (talk) 03:06, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Userpage barnstar.svg The Excellent Userpage Award
Your userpage is one of the best I've seen yet. I am sure you take great pride in it, looking at all the coding involved, it's all french to me! Therefore I have no regrets in awarding you, this barnstar! A ProdigyTalk 09:07, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your hard work at improving and fighting off vandalism on Circus‎, "Womanizer", and "Circus"!‎ TheLeftorium 14:44, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
For somehow being able to put up with silly crap from people like me. Have a nice day! :) CarpetCrawler (talk) 04:09, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Allaroundamazingbarnstar.png All Around Amazing Barnstar
For all of the help, kindness, and support I have received throughout our work together on No Jacket Required, I award you this barnstar. Though unfortunately the FAN will most likely not go through, it was, is, and will always be a privilege to have worked with you on the article. Without your guidance and support, I doubt the article would have looked anywhere near as good as it does now, let alone even have a chance to be a featured article. With your help and guidance, I was able to turn an article from a GA to a very close FAC, which is something that is no easy task for an article about an album. Although the article won't pass its FAN, I want to thank you for your help and support, and hope that in the future, we can fix the concerns that were left to us by the users at the FAN page, and give it another go. Thanks again. You friend, CarpetCrawlermessage me 19:46, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Biographystar.png The Biography Barnstar
Realist2 has been awarded this barnstar by Dedalus for the tremendous amount of work spent by Realist2 in the period 2006-2009 in maintaining the featured article Michael Jackson. The King is Dead. Long Live the King.
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Honestly, if it wasn't for all of your hard work, the Michael Jackson article would have been total crap yesterday. That would have been a disaster, IMO. If it was filled with false information, and a lack of sources, and all of that stuff, the media would be ripping Wikipedia apart. While for a bad reason, your work was seen by over a million people yesterday. That's certainly something to be proud of. Thank you for all of your work on Jackson's article! :) – (iMatthew • talk) at 12:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
BLP Barnstar.png The BLP Barnstar
For making Michael Jackson such a high quality article, prior to the King of Pop's untimely death. Pyrrhus16 13:40, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your comprehensive and nuanced work on Michael Jackson, one of the key cultural figures of our time, who will be deeply missed. SlimVirgin talk|contribs 21:47, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Biographystar.png The Biography Barnstar
Thank you for all of your hard work making Michael Jackson an FA - we can be proud of how Wikipedia looked in the eyes of the world largely because of your efforts! Awadewit (talk) 02:47, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Civility barnstar.png Civility Award
Great job working with others, especially on the Michael Jackson articles. DizFreak talk Contributions 08:13, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For being one of the greatest editors in the history of Wikipedia, the long overdue original from me. I hope you stick around.UBER (talk) 20:18, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
100px Killer Thriller Award
Your work on contributing articles about Michael Jackson is truly "Thrilling". I give you this award for your accomplishments, I hope to be as successful as you one day. SUPER SONIC BABY 2 (talk) 15:25, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Other awards

GA Award.png The Good Article Medal of Merit 
I hereby award you the Good Article Medal of Merit, in recognition of getting 20 articles to GA. Well done! Pyrrhus16 19:12, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
On June 25, 2009, User:Realist2 was inducted into

The Hall of The Greats

This portrait of a Michael Jackson impersonator was dedicated in his honor.
David Shankbone.
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial triple crown jewels upon JD554 for your "thrilling" contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:10, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

My Wiki Diversity

Quotes

My comments - Lets get back to some Realism

  • I think the superbowl thing suffers with slight undue weight. Most people outside the US shake their head in confusion at all the fuss, it panders to US viewpoint as a major incident, instead of an international, no big deal, viewpoint. Almost as much time is dedicated to it as the child sexual abuse accusation of 1993 against MJ over at Michael Jackson. Those allegations were significantly a much bigger deal than some tit falling out of a bra. Just saying it how it is. It needs a trim.Me talking about Janet Jackson's Super bowl incident seen here.
  • I installed it, damn it's a sexy tool, everything I could need. Cheers. Me talking about Twinkle.

My essays and things that annoy me – Well I am opinionated

  • Genre Warriors – We all hate dislike them with a strong passion.
  • Articles without an international perspective.
  • Controversy sections
  • Undue weight and recentism
  • People who don't use edit summaries
  • Digital Spy – Someone please blacklist this.
  • The categories system a Wikipedia, categories should be banned, highly annoying.

Things I find helpful

Shorthand

Shorthand Page Shorthand Page Shorthand Page
WP:H Help Contents WP:EP Editing Policy Help:Table Help with Tables
WP:5 Five Pillars of Wikipedia WP:SIMPLE Simplified Ruleset WP:CITE Citing Sources
WP:10 10 Things about Wikipedia EDITING Editing Contents WP:BETTER Writing Articles
WP:BB Be Bold WP:ESL Edit Summary Legend WP:LEAD Lead Sections
WP:AGF Assume Good Faith WIKITEXT Wikitext Examples WP:N Notability
WP:DP Deletion Policy WP:CIT Citation Templates WP:RS Reliable Sources
WP:NPV Neutral Point of View WP:REF References WP:V Verifiability
WP:POV Point of View WP:A Attribution WP:BLP Living Persons
WP:NOT Wikipedia Not WP:CP Copyright Problems WP:VAND Vandalism
WP:GIANTDICK Wikipedians Not WP:COI Conflict of Interest COMMONS Wikimedia Commons


 
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