User:Steven Walling

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Master Editor
At Wikimania 2012 in DC

Hi, I'm Steven. I've been a Wikipedian since August 2006 and an administrator starting in '08. If you're an old timer here, you might know by my first moniker, User:VanTucky.

Since 2010, I've been employed by the Wikimedia Foundation, where I'm a Product Manager with the Growth team, working on ways to bring new members to the Wikipedia community. I'm originally from the Portland, Oregon area, and have lived in San Francisco for a few years now.

Obligatory disclaimer: I have edited under this account for many years as a volunteer. Nothing I say or do with this user account is as an official representative of the Wikimedia Foundation. To avoid confusion, I do all my work as a Foundation employee under the account User:Steven (WMF).

Articles I started, which need your help[edit]

45,000+ This user has made over 45,000 contributions to Wikipedia articles.
Million award logo.svg This user won the Half Million Award for bringing Sheep to Featured Article status.
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Nuvola apps email.png This user is a member of the Wikimedia OTRS team.
IRC This user chats on IRC under the nickname StevenW.
GoldenGateBridge-001.jpg This user lives in San Francisco.

Barnstars others have given me[edit]

Real Life Barnstar.jpg The Real Life Barnstar
For raising awareness at Wikimania of gender-related issues and the ways in which we unintentionally or subconsciously exclude people from participating fully in Wikipedia.
Tom Morris (talk) 22:43, 10 August 2014 (UTC)


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standard of perfection
Thank you, Steven, for quality articles such as Sheep written with "infinite patience", for the List of Oregon birds with the American standard of perfection, for the invitation "Articles I started, which need your help", for your work at WM, for example steamlining infoboxes, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (10 July 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:58, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
Awarded to Steven Walling for substantial improvement of Urban coyote.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 10:48, 6 May 2013 (UTC)


Wikimania barnstar.png Wikimania Barnstar
It was great to meet you at Wikimania 2012! --evrik (talk) 14:21, 17 July 2012 (UTC)


Barnstar search rescue 02.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
A barnstar for your efforts to qualify the topic notability of the A List Apart article at its AfD discussion. Thanks for your efforts! Northamerica1000(talk) 05:00, 3 May 2012 (UTC)


The Indelible Barnstar
Inked. Forever and unique. Jorm (WMF) (talk) 19:13, 22 April 2012 (UTC)


Civility barnstar.png Civility Award
Quite impressed with your civility here - and I presume this sort of behavior reflects your actions elsewhere. Keep it up my good man, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 02:11, 23 November 2011 (UTC)


Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
To commend a great editor for all their hard work on agriculture, domestic animal and other fauna articles. Know that your contributions don't go unnoticed. Anjwalker (talk) 06:05, 17 September 2011 (UTC)


Jimbo Barnstar.png The "Doing Better Than Jimbo" Fundraising Barnstar
Well done on outperforming Jimmy Wales in fundraising tests. —Tom Morris (talk) 12:04, 6 August 2011 (UTC)


Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
For creating around 100 domestic animal related pages, and improving countless others. Your work has vastly improved Project Agriculture. Here's to making Wikipedia a better resource. Thanks for freeing the knowledge. Earthdirt (talk) 00:15, 13 April 2009 (UTC)


Core Contest Award.jpg 2008 Core Contest Winner Award
Let it be known that Steven Walling was awarded Second Place in the first Wikipedia Core Contest. This award is based on his outstanding work in improving Domestic Sheep. Thanks for your hard work in making Wikipedia's core articles better. -Earthdirt (talk) 03:53, 7 March 2009 (UTC)


Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your judicious improvements to Taoist Tai Chi in the face of editorial adversity Ahunt (talk) 11:03, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


The Zen Garden Award Zen Garden Award for Infinite Patience
..for taking on Domestic Sheep and being put through the meat-grinder at FAC...cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 02:22, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I, Basketball110, on behalf of Wikipedia, would like to thank you for your numerous (over 700) edits to Domestic Sheep. However weird that sounds, your edits are still appreciated. Basketballone10 05:20, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


GoodHeartBarnstar.png The Good Heart Barnstar
This is for having a good heart and being a kind and friendly person. Thank you, buddy :-) ScarianCall me Pat 22:26, 27 January 2008 (UTC)


Socratic Barnstar.gif The Socratic Barnstar
I'm impressed, Steven, with your in-depth knowledge of the GA process and thank you for the good GA work you do... Johnfos (talk) 03:59, 19 January 2008 (UTC)


GA Award.png The Good Article Medal of Merit
Congratulations, I have chosen you as my GAN Reviewer of the Week for the week ending 24rd November 2007. Epbr123 (talk) 16:11, 25 November 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Keep up the excellent work; my first RFA didn't pan out either. The fact that you haven't let up on your diligence immediately after your RFA withdrawal demonstrates your dedication to Wikipedia. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:42, 14 November 2007 (UTC)


Cropcirclebarnstar(small).png The Paranormal Barnstar
I'm awarding you this barnstar for your having worked hard to help me get Parapsychology to FA status. Congratulations. Wikidudeman (talk) 21:20, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Cropcirclebarnstar(small).png The Paranormal Barnstar
This Barnstar is hereby awarded for your assistance in bringing the parapsychology article to Good Article status. Nealparr 04:27, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar-mubu.png The Martial Arts Barnstar
This one is for you for being such a big contributor. Thanks. --Fire Star 火星


The Elevator Survivor Barnstar
Not even an elevator can stop you. Jdlrobson (talk) 02:53, 4 February 2014 (UTC)