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Þæs ofereode, þisses swa mæg!

Beowulf.firstpage.jpeg This user is a poet from the Dark Ages, and many aspects of your modern world frighten and confuse him.

I was once a great poet among the Heodenings, until I was displaced and sent wandering by Heorrenda, a more skillful poet.[1] When my travels carry me into the more unfrequented regions of Wikipedia, I tend to putter about, making small emendations.

I also have an alternative (non-admin) account, Trout Slap Replica, for editing on non-secure computers.


  1. ^ With thanks (and apologies) to Saforrest, who wrote thus here.

Articles I've started (no doubt inadvisedly) on my travels[edit]

Stellate tchotchkes (and one codex)—just to show that they're appreciated[edit]

Stuff that no one's interested in other than me and perhaps the barnstar givers
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Deor has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Deor's day!
For your awesome contributions all around,
enjoy being the Star of the day, Deor!

03:04, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar rescue 04.png The Rescue from Deletion Barnstar
In appreciation of your excellent research and editorial skills that resulted in the preservation of the article Ozark Southern English. Job well done!

Ecoleetage (talk) 14:44, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

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For a quick revert on Prayer, the article I intend to bring up to WP:FA status.  Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 22:51, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your efforts in protecting Apollo, I award you this star. Law Lord (talk) 17:00, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for your tireless anti-vandalism efforts, and your other contributions to Wikipedia. Radagast3 (talk) 01:36, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
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Your Wikiholism is a boon to us all PanydThe muffin is not subtle 19:18, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
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The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For fixing a ten year question at WP:RD in ten minutes! S.G.(GH) ping! 14:00, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
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For amazing work in the vital but under-recognized field of geocoding -- The Anome (talk) 19:34, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks Deor for adding location details (coords) to Pwllgwaelod and Dinas Head. You're a star! Hogyn Lleol ★ (chat) 07:31, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
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and still more co-ords - thanks again. This means that we can now map all these around the centre of Monmouth. We need to find some Open Street Map peeps to help! Thanks for your help. Victuallers (talk) 00:10, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
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For superbly copy editing my work on the Prince Albert Impact Crater article, I hereby award you the Minor Barnstar. Thank you for your help! Kevyn (talk) 02:09, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
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For your tireless efforts to clean up geographic coordinates in Wikipedia articles. Thank you. —Stepheng3 (talk) 03:39, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For all those things that make a great Wikipedian! Patience, always AGF, and especially the countless hours of Reference Desk help, even with 1960 songs! Marketdiamond (talk) 15:53, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
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Your answer here was spot on, and the work deserving of recognition. μηδείς (talk) 03:10, 20 October 2012 (UTC)}
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Thank you for supplying the county codes for a large amount of articles i have created, and shortening down my over specific co-ordinates. Where do you get the county codes from? Gavbadger (talk) 20:13, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks for all your contributions to the geocoding of articles! The Anome (talk) 18:08, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
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for all your hard work in adding coordinates to Dorset and Hampshire geography articles. Thank you! Bermicourt (talk) 17:06, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For incredible politeness and a great job at the Teahouse clearing up an issue. Best, Matty.007 20:39, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
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For your work with adding coordinates to articles. I keep seeing you on my watchlist. --Jakob (talk) 18:33, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
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Thanks for all your help on this, I have sent the copyright letter! Tricia Pwilby14 (talk) 21:55, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
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I am really impressed by your work. Yor are doing and excellent job in coordinates. ًًًً Ameen Akbar (talk) 19:01, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
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Stars for the stellar help you've been providing for years by sharing your knowledge and experience at the reference desks, canine for bringing the "WOOF (RDD)—Wikipedian Order of Old Farts, Reference Desk Division" to our attention, and making me laugh. ---Sluzzelin talk 00:21, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
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well done ! Buddhikad 17:14, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
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Many thanks for your fantastic work on geocoding railway stations in Pakistan! The Anome (talk) 16:22, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Gutenberg Bible, Lenox Copy, New York Public Library, 2009. Pic 01.jpg To show appreciation of your Reference Desk answer about the stereotype mats i was cataloging, I award you this Gutenberg Bible I stole from the New York Public Library. I award you this, so you have one of printings finest achievements for answering my question abut printing!--Found5dollar (talk) 13:37, 11 May 2010 (UTC)