"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice." - Dr. King.
Don't listen to those who hear about you, listen to those who know you.
This page is dedicated to the memory of Jeffpw, who passed away in 2008 and will be ever missed. In memoriam
Good morning! Dev is not my real name. I am female.
I started to edit Wikipedia in 2006, and used to be extremely active, then I left home to go to uni and discovered lots of other things to take up my time. I effectively retired in 2008, only returning to edit the odd article that I happened to see that needed improving.
2013, however, saw me working on a paid project on serial killers, and while I was looking them up over various language wikis, I realised that there were numerous articles, including on British and American serial killers, that had extensive entries on frwiki,eswiki,and dewiki that had no enwiki entry. I've recently started language learning on Duolingo, so I'm slowly putting articles on there for community translation and then creating them here.
So, after so many years away, I seem to have gone into article creation. Which is nice.
My first FL, and possibly my longest project - I started work in October 2006.
Also proud of Mr. Lady Records, which looked like this when I prodded it, and prompted editors to improve it to how it looks today. I wish all prodded article authors did the same.
Awards I have been kindly given.
We've awarded you this PARC research star in recognition for your contribution to research about conflict in Wikipedia. Thank you for your help!!! --Parc wiki researcher 21:11, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
The LGBT Barnstar
The LGBT Barnstar is hereby awarded to Dev920 for her support of the article James Robert Baker, part of the LGBT project on Wikipedia, during its successful FA candidacy. Thank you! Jeffpw 10:15, 25 November 2006 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
I (PullToOpen) award you the Original Barnstar for your incredible audacity and boldness when nominating Esperanza for deletion. Your nomination was one of the most well thought-out and well written nominations I have ever seen. Sometimes the best thing for a project, ironically, is removing it from existence. Cheers, PTO 03:59, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
You probably made a few enemies in this MfD, but I can tell you that you certainly earned my respect. PTO 04:06, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
The Surreal Barnstar
Your decision to nominate Esperenza for deletion was an act of courage and ballisness that most regular Wikipedians would never even want to comtemplate. The Surreal Barnstar, made for "wildcards" of Wikipedia is right for you.S h a r kf a c e2 1 7 07:24, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
For remaining unbroken in the face of adversity, unbowed in the face of despair, unafraid to do what is right, I admire you.
But you're still in inclusionist. Join the Dark Side! Strike them down and take your place by my side! --ElaragirlTalk|Count 00:20, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
On Wikipedia, as in the real world, doing the right thing often goes against the status quo. Thank you for your good work and for being bravely outspoken in matters of conscience.House of Scandal 14:33, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
"I guess a more relevant question is not 'Why does Wikipedia host porn?' but 'Why am I so obsessed with porn I feel the need to "take a stand" against encylopedically written articles on it?'" I guess it just sounds too much like me to not be funny. :) — $PЯIПGrαgђ 20:50, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
The Resilient Barnstar
I also want to bestow this upon you, considering your RfA, you've earned it. IvoShandor 14:54, 3 August 2007 (UTC)