I started contributing to the displacement activity which is Wikipedia in December 2004, and was made an administrator on 1 May 2006. Thank you to everyone who supported me in my RfA, which passed with an overwhelming consensus of 95/2/2.
I strongly believe that the Five Pillars are essential to achieve the project's goal of presenting the sum of human knowledge in as reliable, accurate and neutral way as possible. The Good Article and, in particularly, the Featured Article processes, although clearly designed to enhance the quality of our content, often bring out the worst in people, and are the site for some distasteful uncollaborative behaviour and bullying.
Disclaimer: None of my contributions are representative of, or endorsed by, my employers in any way. All of my contributions to this project are made in my personal time. They are the responsibility of me as an individual and are in no way associated with any organisation in meatspace.
I have contributed the following images created by myself, most of which are available on Commons. They aren't going to win awards anytime soon, but at least they are unique to Wikipedia, and not stolen from another site under a vague claim of promotional use.
I have also uploaded a variety of fair use images.
➨ ❝REDVERS❞ awards this Barnstar to The JPS for a great idea that simplifies work on, and increases usefulness to the reader of, the ITV contractors' articles.
➨ЯEDVERS awards this Barnstar to The JPS for sense and sensibility. Action and actionability. No, scrub that, it makes no sense. The JPS gets this for being very very good at his job. Yeah, that does it.
REDVERS ↔ SЯEVDEЯ awards this Barnstar to The JPS for anti-vandalism work above and beyond the call of duty that improves Wikipedia for us all.
The Valuable Editor's Barnstar
For all your hard work keeping articles and external links up to par and good article contributions. Keep of the good work! Don't let the mop get you too wrapped up :) Voice-of-AllT
The Barnstar of Good Humor
Hi JPS, This star is for your kindness, and keep to be kind to other wikipedians. Daniel5127, 01:23, 4 May 2006(UTC).
The Editor's Barnstar
I award The JPS this barnstar for his efforts in deleting thousands of pieces of unworthy content from Wikipedia. Blnguyen | rant-line 01:55, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
for shepherding the article Yes, Minister on a long journey to FA status. Your calm, detailed communication with other editors during the process is an example of how the process should work. CzechOut☎
The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Sherlock (TV series) (estimated annual readership: 6,462,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:34, 28 August 2013 (UTC)