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Hey everybody! Due to excessive school work (IBDP, figure it out) I rarely find the time to work on anything. So I have unfortunately semi-retired. I'm sure you all will continue the amazing work without me. Keep going!
This user is no longer very active on Wikipedia as of February 2015.


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Hello and welcome to my user page. It's pretty ordinary, I'm here to edit articles, not my user page! I made a dire mistake before on Wikipedia, and I paid for it. At first I was scared to stand up for it, but in the end I decided to forget all of it and just push it aside, and start working on something different. I have changed, I have accepted my mistake as something childish of me, and I'm never gonna repeat it.

My name is Arunav. I grew up listening to normal Bollywood music, but at the age of 12, one of my friends introduced me to a very weird and embarrassing pop song I don't even remember now. I always had, and still have, a habit of researching on anything I find interesting, and when I did some search on that song, I found an article which mentioned Shakira's song "She Wolf". At that time, Shakira was enjoying popularity in India due to "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", so I decided to check the song out. From that point onward, I was smitten by her talent and originality and she is now my favourite. I soon started exploring more genres and came across talented artists such as Kylie and Gwen. After I saw the poor condition of Shakira articles on Wikipedia, and noticed there was a newly formed wikiproject dedicated to her, I quickly joined it and started upgrading her articles. I usually work on Shaki and Kylie related articles. I planned to make my favourite Shakira album She Wolf a good topic, and it became one on 8 January 2014. Today I can proudly claim that I have the written the highest number of Shakira and Kylie Minogue GA articles on Wikipedia.

I am also the creator of The Shakira Portal. If you think one of the Shakira song/album/tour article you contributed to should be included as a selected article on the portal, ask me on my talk page. At the least, the article should have a proper lead.


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Shakira WikiProject.
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Symbol support vote.svg This user has written or significantly contributed to 31 good articles on Wikipedia.
Symbol support vote.svg This user has reviewed 17 Good Article nominations on Wikipedia.
Symbol question.svg This user has written or expanded 4 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
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en-4 This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
Shakira - Live Paris - 2010 (15).jpg This user is Loca! Loca! Loca! for Shakira!
Kylie Minogue Cannes.jpg This user thinks Kylie is the one true Aphrodite!


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Congratulations on your first GA-class article :) Keep up the excellent work! DivaKnockouts 13:59, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks a bunch for all your wonderful contributions to Shakira-related articles! It's great to see her articles transforming from the horrible shape they were in into these several GA articles! Keep up the great work! WikiRedactor (talk) 22:54, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
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For your hard work dedicated to improving on Shakira-related articles, I proudly present this barnstar to you! Erick (talk) 16:57, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
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Keep up your excellent work on music articles. Hmlarson (talk) 17:56, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
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Spinning Around
Thank you, Arunav, "here to edit articles", for "the highest number of Shakira and Kylie Minogue GA articles on Wikipedia", for quality articles such as Spinning Around and She Wolf, for the wonder of gnomish work around your favourite topics, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:15, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for breadth of featured content related to music articles. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)
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Great job with your contributions to Shakira articles! It's great to see her articles becoming GAs! Keep up the great work! Simon (talk) 09:22, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Did You Know?

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  • ...that "She Wolf" was the first song by Shakira that I ever heard?
  • ...that "Loca" was my first-ever good article achievement?
  • ...that Fever was my first-ever album good article?
  • ...that "Slow" was my first-ever Kylie Minogue article to become a good article?
  • ...that "Aphrodite" was the first song by Kylie Minogue that I ever heard?
  • ...that "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is Kylie Minogue's signature song and a good article too?
  • ...that The Sun Comes Out World Tour was the first-ever tour article I worked on?
  • ...that "Early Winter" is my first-ever Gwen Stefani article to become a good article?
  • ...that S by Shakira was my first-ever good article that is not related to music?
  • ...that Elixir is my first good article that I also created?
  • ...that Laundry Service is Shakira's English-language debut album and a legendary album too?
  • ...that my proudest achievement on Wikipedia is making good topics out of She Wolf and Sale el Sol?
  • ...that "All the Lovers" provided me with my first-ever Did You Know? achievement?
  • ...that Laundry Service became my first article to be instantly passed for good article status?
  • ...that "Spinning Around" became my first-ever featured article achievement? It appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on April 17, 2014.
  • ...that I was Editor of the Week for the week beginning June 1, 2014?
  • ...that Shakira discography became my first featured list?
  • ...that I am not even an important person so why are you reading this?


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