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My name's Sam and I'm currently an astrophysics student in the UK. My main focus is video game articles and scientist biographies but I edit anything that takes my interest. I also occasionally upload images to Commons. When not editing articles I can be found reviewing requested accounts or helping at #wikipedia-en-help connect, the Help Desk, and the Teahouse. As an admin I tend to work at Articles for Deletion, Speedy Deletion, Page Protection and Usernames for Administrators attention.

If you think I've done something stupid or want to ask me a question please feel free to post on my talk page. If you think there is an obvious reason to revert an admin action I've taken then go ahead - don't feel required to notify me first, just let me know you've done so.

I have access to the University of Liverpool's library and other libraries around the Liverpool area, feel free to ask if you'd like me to find something for you.

I have three alternative accounts; User:Samwalton9TWA and User:Samwalton9Testing which I use for testing purposes (originally testing The Wikipedia Adventure, more recently for viewing/adding content as a new editor), and a Doppelgänger account User:Sam Walton.

I have some thoughts on Wikipedia's IRC help channel which I'm writing up here and would be interested in your opinions on. I'm also considering creating videos on policy pages.

Articles I started[edit]

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Video Games Scientists Other stuff
Article DYK GA FA Article DYK GA Article DYK GA
Cart Life Light green check.svg Anne Briscoe Camp Quest UK
Code Hero Antal Ruprecht Frank (film) Light green check.svg
Cube World Light green check.svg Carl Benedicks GenePeeks Light green check.svg
Curve Studios Caroline Herzenberg Massdrop
DayZ (video game) Catherine Raisin Patrick Cunningham (inventor)
Dropsy (video game) Light green check.svg Deborah Persaud Persaud
Gorogoa Light green check.svg Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf SteamOS
Jeffrey Shih Emory Ellis The Principle
Make Something Unreal Pictogram voting wait.svg Frances Acton The Sunday Assembly
Receiver (video game) Frank Leverett Light green check.svg Thomas Covell
Proteus (video game) Light green check.svg Symbol support vote.svg Pictogram voting wait.svg Harriet Richardson Yo (app)
Shelter (video game) Light green check.svg Isabelle Stone
Shelter 2 Jocelyn Gill
Sir, You Are Being Hunted Johann Benzenberg
Solar 2 Orange check.svg June Downey
The Forest (video game) Light green check.svg Mary Ann Booth
The International 2014 Light green check.svg Mary Bidwell Breed
Yukio Futatsugi Mary Pocock
Robert W. Farquhar
Ștefania Mărăcineanu
Sophia Eckerson
Susan Leeman Light green check.svg

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Conferred for superlative work in clearing large portions of the WP:VG/R backlog. Kudos to you, Samwalton9! -Thibbs (talk) 15:00, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks for fulfilling my requests for Make Something Unreal and Proteus (video game). - hahnchen 16:14, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

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For your contribution that may very well prove to be the final piece in the Dota 2 GAN puzzle, I award you the Valued Picture Barnstar. After creating and editing the article for two years, I believe we may be at that impasse we have only hoped for. Thank you. DarthBotto talkcont 22:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

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You are hereby awarded the Barnstar of Awesome for your amazing work alpha-testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Over 180 bugs were identified and 143 of them have been fixed already! (The rest are catalogued as known bugs).

You. Are. Awesome. Check out your name in the game credits here: WP:TWA/About.

Thank you again :) --User:Ocaasi 17:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

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You are hereby awarded the Second Secret Truly Special Barnstar of Awesome for your invaluable second attempt at testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Do you even know how helpful you are? You are Extremely helpful. You've helped make the project complete, and for that, I thank you.

--Ocaasi 14:26, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

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The AFC Backlog Buster Barnstar

Congratulations, Samwalton9! You're receiving a Brownie because you reviewed 27 articles during the recent AFC Backlog elimination drive! Thank you for you contributions to Wikipedia at-large and helping to keep the backlog down. We hope you continue reviewing submissions and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! --Mdann52talk to me! 19:28, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for finding the archived version of the site, that was immensely helpful! Matty.007 11:51, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

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For your great help @ Wiki Webchat..! Joseph 09:56, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar to you for reviewing 75 or more submissions during the WikiProject Articles for creation March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for your work to improve Wikipedia!
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 10:20, 12 April 2014 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation

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Just wanted to say that I had noticed your response to the woman whose daughter created a neologism at the Teahouse and was particularly impressed with your clarity and kindness. :) Thanks for making us all look good! Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 12:29, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for everything! URDNEXT (talk) 22:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)