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I am presently an unemployed computer engineer (mostly in aerospace) and mathematician, and an under-employed tax preparer. I had been attending Western State University College of Law recently, and now have an intermittent contract aerospace position.
In view of the abiding perspicacity of your always cogent contributions at WP:AfD, which have the effect not only of improving directly the project qua encyclopedia but also, inasmuch as they promote logicalargumentation and civil and rational discourse, of improving indirectly the project qua evolving organism, you are surely well-deserving of this barnstar. Joe 17:22, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
The Invisible Barnstar
In addition to being a good mathematician, you are a very good user. NHRHS2010Talk 21:42, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
The Epic Barnstar
For your contribution to the year articles Pro66 (talk) 21:51, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Even though the efforts to keep the Pelosi article on my user page were not successful, I am so thankful at least someone in Wikipedia other than Jimbo saw the light on this. As a result, I offer you this barnstar as a matter of thanks. Chris (talk) 19:07, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
The Sewer Cover Barnstar
You have been awarded the Sewer Cover Barnstar because you can read through anything. You don’t know the meaning of attention deficit disorder, laugh in the face of boredom, and are wasting your talents if you don’t become a patent examiner.
I award this to you, Arthur Rubin, with humbleness and awe. You’ve done what I truly can not. Further, as you read through the 1925 article, you made improvements to the article, exhibiting the best of true Wikipedian spirit. Thanks. Greg L (talk) 00:57, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For reasoned and sensible contributions to the "911" series of articles. Verbalchat 14:45, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
You are good people, trying to help clueless n00bs with a burr under their saddles. Guy (Help!) 21:13, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I saw the tirade of abuse against you on the 2010 talk page. This Barnstar is recognition to you for keeping a cool head and not rising to the user's comments. For this, I commend you. AycliffeAngel (talk) 17:05, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Integrity
The debate could have gone on for days...Thank for understanding Moxy (talk) 17:51, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thank you for your work on the September 11 attacks article! MONGO 23:23, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
For your extraordinary diligence on climate change articles, accompanied by an amazing ability to stay out of the mud. SPhilbrickT 13:39, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
For your tireless maintenance of difficult topics. bobrayner (talk) 10:01, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Hello Arthur. I just discovered that you were the third editor to edit my talk page, a long time ago, at the beginning of my career here. You made some very friendly suggestions regarding formatting and other stuff, with a pointer--I don't think I ever properly thanked you for it. In fact, knowing me, if I responded at all I probably did so in asshole mode. If so, my belated apologies, five years--no, six--after the fact. It's that sort of kindness on your part (and that of other editors) that countered my habitual antagonism and kept me going here and, at some disastrous point, made me believe in the project. I salute you. Drmies (talk) 04:39, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
Hello Arthur Rubin, Lionelt has given you a delicious Chick-Fil-A sammie, for your faithful service and commitment to Wikipedia! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else a delicious Chick-Fil-A sammie! Enjoy!
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For the tedious job of reverting the hundreds of bad edits by a recent IP vandal, and for the inevitable block that came after. S806 (talk) 16:08, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar
For you constant diligence in dealing with block evading IPs. Stabila711 (talk) 04:34, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Voortle (talk·contribs) creating unnecessary articles, redirects, and sections in year and number articles. (I thought he'd gone.)
Hemanshu (talk·contribs) damaging year articles; creating bizarre changes in month groupings, adding (usually improper) explanations for notability with almost always improper italization, adding Afro-xxx to nationality (often wrong, never appropriate)
hopiakuta (talk·contribs) has some sort of screen-reading software which causes destruction of information when he tries to edit.
However, I am subject to 3RR, so I'm noting (some) of the articles in which they are adding this material. I suspect the only solution is to permanently semiprotect all climate change articles, broadly defined.