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So many stories, so little time
The winds of History whisper so many tales in the green hills of Angelokastro
Waves breaking at the walls of Palaio Frourio
Gate of the walls at Palaio Frourio
Tower of the Old Fortress
Wish you were here
Cats will take over the World one day
Sundown at the lake
Birds at sundown
Dusk reflections
Parked on an island
The purloined kayak
A pier in Corfu

My Dreams

Dream #1

To paraphrase Martin Luther King:

I have a dream that editors in Wikipedia will one day contribute in an encyclopedia where they will not be judged by their userpage identifiers or by their ethnic origins but by the content of their edits.

Dream #2

Reduce Bureaucracy in Wikipedia and use WP:AGF and WP:COMMONSENSE more often

When and where

Coming soon to a lecture near you!


Articles originally authored (and keep working on!) Contributions: Contributions:
Hendrik Wade Bode John Larry Kelly, Jr Torture chamber (Expanded stub)
Ionian University Kelly criterion Hellenic Parliament (Etymological definition)
Tolis Voskopoulos Claude Elwood Shannon Diomedes Komnenos
Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg Edward O. Thorp Paul Teutul Sr.
Zoe Laskari Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium Vicky Leandros
Kostas Georgakis 2001: A Space Odyssey (film) Georgios Papadopoulos
Korkyra Arthur C. Clarke Athens Polytechnic Uprising
Student protest HAL 9000 Greek military junta of 1967-1974
Metapolitefsi IBM 704 Gregoris Lambrakis
Panagiotis Kanellopoulos Speech synthesis Kostas Gavras
Evangelos Averoff Max Mathews Z
Political engineering Constantine Karamanlis Los Pop Tops
Political structure Corfu Rolex Submariner
Achilleion (Corfu) Andreas Papandreou Flash Gordon
Ernst Gustav Herter Saint Spyridon National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (section)
Angelokastro (Corfu) Engineering (Sections and ECPD Definition) Christos Sartzetakis
Willy Gordon (DYK) Mini (Section) Dale R. Corson
Timex Datalink Bommersvik (Overhaul) Guyford Stever
Fantômas (film) Dinodon septentrionalis (Name translation) Georgios Theotokis (lead)
Fantômas se déchaîne National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (expanded) Kerkyra FC
Fantômas contre Scotland Yard Aung San Suu Kyi (Section) Bode plot
American Engineers' Council for Professional Development (stub) Athanasios Diakos (Last words in Greek) Star Rovers
Glossary of the Greek military junta Manerplaw (stub) Straight Razor
Archaeological Museum of Corfu ELDYK Rolls Razor
The Woman on the Beach (1947 film) Rolex Robotic arm
Lazaretto island (Corfu) Juditha triumphans Antonio Vivaldi
Thiers Issard (DYK) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Vibration isolation
Brian Kilcommons DOVO Solingen Phase diagram
Michael Sellers (actor) (DYK) John Cassavetes Hoplite
Spyros Moustaklis Kodak EasyShare P880 Torre Agbar
Kodak Retinette Pseudofolliculitis barbae Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Mashpriborintorg Aung San Oo Logos
Leidolf Barbara Woodhouse Bassetdor (Couldn't save this mutt)
Kapodistrias Museum (DYK) Ioannis Kapodistrias Lawman (film) (DYK)
Portal:Byzantine Empire Metka Smena (camera)
Jean Follain (DYK) Lonnie Mack Byzantine studies (DYK)
L'Insoumis (DYK) Jean-Baptiste Cécille (DYK) Battle of Palikao (DYK)
List of Hendrik Wade Bode patents Philippe Couplet‎ (DYK) Michael Shen Fu-Tsung (DYK)
Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù (DYK) Phan Thanh Gian‎ (DYK) Banknote Museum (DYK)
Municipal Theatre of Corfu (DYK) Alexander Hamilton (reverend) James Ewing Mears (Helped save it from oblivion)
La Boutique fantasque (DYK) Judith Donath (Saved from article Hades, converted to DYK) Miran Pastourma (Fun project/established notability and helped conclude AfD as speedy keep under inclement weather conditions)
Corfu Channel Incident (DYK), DYK STATS 7,593 views Hagia Triada Greek Orthodox Church, Istanbul (assisted with DYK expansion) Jew and Improved (Assisted with saving it from AfD)
Greek junta trials (DYK) Arapian (DYK) (assisted with expansion)
Massacre of the Acqui Division (DYK), DYK stats 7,100 views+
Expedition Global Eagle (DYK)
René Dagron (DYK)
Stanhope (optical bijou) (DYK)
Nora Valsami
William Mudford (DYK)
The Iron Shroud (DYK)
Alice Nunn (DYK)
Trump National Golf Club (Los Angeles) (DYK), DYK STATS (6,113 views)
Temple of Artemis (Corfu) (DYK), DYK stats (5,216 views)
François-Xavier Donzelot (DYK)
Ringo (singer) (DYK)
France Dimanche (DYK)
Hervé Vilard (DYK)
Mihalis Violaris
Campbell Hausfeld
Binz (vehicles)
Marie Aspioti (DYK)
Aspioti-ELKA (DYK)
Gary Connery (DYK), DYK stats with 14,499 views
Kostas Tournas (DYK)
Helen Vlachos (DYK)
Leslie Finer (DYK)
John the Violent (DYK)
Ashoka's Hell (DYK Stats 11,035)
The Gaze of the Gorgon (DYK)
Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way‎‎ (DYK)
Prometheus (1998 film)‎‎ (DYK)
The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (DYK)
The Labourers of Herakles (DYK)
The Blasphemers' Banquet (DYK)
Wangjing SOHO (DYK)
The Executioner (1970 film) (DYK)
Googled: The End of the World As We Know It (DYK)
Gardiki Castle, Corfu (DYK)
Kassiopi Castle (DYK) (DYK Stats 12,598)
Old Fortress, Corfu (DYK) (DYK Stats 20,716)
New Fortress, Corfu (DYK)
Saint Spyridon Church (DYK)
Venetian arsenal, Gouvia (DYK stats 5357)
Wilhelm Zahn| (DYK)
Ole Fahlin (DYK)
Fahlin SF-2 Plymocoupe
Swen Swanson
Swanson Coupe


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WikiProject Engineering

I'm an awesome Wikipedian!
This user has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian and was awarded his or her own day.
Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
DrK is awarded this barnstar as a recognition for the hard work he has put to present post-war Greek history in Wikipedia, creating many long-missed and well-written articles. DrK should also be praised about his efforts on articles about Greek history in general. --Michalis Famelis (talk) 22:01, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
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I made a small fix to Barbara Woodhouse and noted that more work was needed; you swept in behind me and did it. :-) Nice work.Father Goose (talk) 07:19, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Socratic Barnstar.png The Socratic Barnstar
For [[1]] Hell In A Bucket (talk) 00:59, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
BoNM - Japan.PNG Japanese Barnstar of National Merit
Awarded to Dr.K for his remarkable contributions to Japanese linguistics. You are obviously a person of multiple talents! Best regards Per Honor et Gloria  06:14, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
Halfstar.png The Half Barnstar
For working with those you disagree with to create a finished product in the Jesse Ventura article, that is finer than either of you could have created alone, Presented by Rapier1 (talk) 05:12, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Civility barnstar.png Civility Award
For the excellent way you dealt with my good faith, but awkward deletion nomination. Claritas § 07:08, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
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Thank you for your efforts to get me unblocked. Count Iblis (talk) 15:07, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
Rosetta Barnstar.png The Rosetta Barnstar
For excellence in translation at Yiannis Melanitis.
You have more than earned this appropriate translation relic.  Nipsonanomhmata  (Talk) 13:12, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar-atom3.png The E=mc² Barnstar
Occasionally, I go through my list and find myself relieved to see when editors that "have a clue" are still around and working on the project. I'm giving this to you, long past due, for the enormous amount of work you have done on a wide range of articles. You solidify my belief that science articles should be worked on by people who know what they are talking about, rather than Randy from Boise. It's good to see you continuing to fight the good fight. Trusilver 23:52, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
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I, [Inspector] No. 108, am honored to award you this medal for your intelligent persistence in eliciting the best out of the quality management inspection process. I appreciate your assistance in improving the "Stable Version" of the Temple of Artemis (Corfu) article. Always know that you have this humble inspector's gratitude and respect. Thank you. No. 108 (talk) 19:26, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
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For creating the Cast Iron Engineering Barnstar. Pinetalk 07:45, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thanks for your contributions, Dr.K. SwisterTwister talk 21:51, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Greetings from Dianna! I am gratified to see that your Rollback privilege has now been restored. I hope this incident does not deter you from valiantly contributing in contentious areas of the wiki. Best wishes, Dianna (talk) 15:24, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
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For your friendship, advice and continued support Seric2 (talk) 23:33, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks. Drmies (talk) 15:57, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
Thank you for Helen Vlachos's article. It was an interesting read. I hope you continue working in this under-edited part of Wikipedia. Cheers. ComputerJA (talk) 20:40, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
BoNM-Greece.PNG The Barnstar of WikiProject Greece
Very surprised this has not already been awarded to you, so let's remedy it: for your excellent work on Greek and non-Greek articles, coupled with unfailing civility and commitment to Wikipedia's ideals, I am happy to present you with this token of the high esteem in which you are held. Constantine 09:08, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
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For your most excellent work on the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Roman history subjects and content here on Wikipedia. LoveMonkey (talk) 17:50, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

An award for you!

United Kingdom film clapperboard.svg The BAFTA Award for Wikipedia Editing
Great job on Prometheus (1998 film). Would like to see you edit many other British films on here! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 21:13, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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For your support during the recent unpleasantness. PumpkinSky talk 22:28, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
It seems like you have helped in a bunch of sockpuppet investigations. Thank you! APerson (talk!) 23:31, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Have you been given one of these? If not, you should have been! Your photos of Greece are brilliant and bring so much to the articles that utilise them. Adieu! LudicrousTripe (talk) 17:58, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For your editing and scrutiny of articles for the betterment of Wikipedia, I award you this barnstar. Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 13:14, 23 August 2013 (UTC)


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chiming in
Thank you for quality articles on Greece and many other subjects, for taking care of precision and factuality in articles, for inviting to talk on article level, for knowing the whispering winds of history, for missing people on a personal level, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (16 January 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:08, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar Sockpuppet.png The anti-sockpuppet barnstar
Thanks for your numerous and ever so helpful investigations of sockpuppets. Ensignricky Talk 00:47, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

50 DYK medal

Dyk50CE.svg The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
You're more than entitled to this medal! This is to acknowledge your 50 (and counting!) contributions to DYK on the subjects of literature, film, culture, sports, and many other interesting topics. Keep up the good work! Yoninah (talk) 11:17, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Don't know if you know it, but you helped me out a lot when I first started editing regularly on Wikipedia. So just want to say thanks and happy holiday to you. TerryAlex (talk) 02:25, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Citation Barnstar Hires.png The Citation Barnstar
Nice job on Meryl Streep NeilN talk to me 05:56, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
LOL. I had no idea about this barnstar. :) It is a nice-looking barnstar and, coming from you Neil, it is an honour. Thank you very much. Take care. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 06:01, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
A well deserved barnstar. It's all too rare that someone actually steps up and adds citations. Thanks for making the point that it is possible! --Djembayz (talk) 21:18, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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You know that you deserve this... So take it!. And with it know that someone out there, like myself, really do appreciate your fine edits. 'Stay Up' & Keep Rocking. Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 08:05, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

Three years ago ...
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chiming in
... you were recipient
no. 651 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:30, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much Gerda for the reminder. It's been already three years. That's an eternity in wiki terms. :) Always nice seeing you around. :) Take care. Dr. K. 18:51, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you

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For your tireless contributions to all things Greek LoveMonkey (talk) 16:36, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

recalling past punch-ups

Hi Dr K.

I remember you from some rather fierce debates we had in the past around Greece articles - fierce but never nasty which is rather rare on Wikipedia. This time we appear to be on the same page on the Turkish coup article. Let's agree to maintain the fierceness and the fairness if we meet again (either on the same side, or on opposing sides of an argument). After all, Wikipedia has far too few people who can argue at the PhD level. Let's go with the odd tradition of Wikipedia and put, what according to me, is a fitting barnstar to this

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Cheers. Arnoutf (talk) 17:35, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much Arnoutf for the nice words and the barnstar, although I don't recall any "fierce" debates with you. In fact, if I remember well, I think most of the time I tend to agree with you. In the odd time we may have had a disagreement, I don't remember anything strong about it and my respect for you is undiminished. Thank you for keeping the encyclopedia safe. :) Take care. Dr. K. 22:32, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Persian Gulf Medal of Honor

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Dear Dr.K, Hereby proudly and with pleasure the Persian Gulf Medal of Honor of Iran has been given you for your special services to wiki, specially your excellent works on Cyrus Cylinder article in Wikipedia. thank you so much. The Stray Dog by Sadeq Hedayat 22:04, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much Sadeq for this very nice barnstar in such an interesting area. It is a very nice gesture and I really appreciate it. Thank you also for your excellent work on these topics. It is a pleasure working with you. Take care. Dr. K. 23:22, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thank you for your hard work against the IP Vandal tonight!!! -- Dane2007 talk 06:15, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

This Barnstar is for you!

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This barnstar is awarded to you for preventing Wikipedia from being used for fraudulent purposes and for defending the project against threats that could undermine its quality. Face-smile.svg I was about to report a vandal to the AIV but you were faster than me. Face-grin.svg Thank you! -- SILENTRESIDENT 09:26, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much SR for this nice gesture. I really appreciate it. I will add the barnstar to my collection soon. :) Thank you also for all you do in this project. Take care. Dr. K. 17:16, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

This Barnstar is for you!

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Needless to say, you just saved me from a double WP:TYOP embarrassment or my newly-created article titles. I can't believe I did this unusual mistake. Thank you very much for your time in correcting the typos. Face-grin.svg -- SILENTRESIDENT 16:16, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Hahaha! Thank you so much SR. I had no clue there was such a barnstar. It just shows your resourcefulness. As far as the typo, it's endemic in this business. It happens to everyone. Even to editors like yourself who rarely, if ever, make tyops. Oops! Dr. K. 16:55, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Purple Star.png The Purple Barnstar
For your endurance of trollish harassment. Ad Orientem (talk) 19:54, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Thank you so much Ad Orientem. You saved my day today, and you are one of the great admins of this project. I think you deserve an admin's barnstar, but I'll reserve this for the future, since you beat me in awarding a barnstar today. :) I never knew this very nice barnstar existed, and it is a very pleasant surprise, especially coming from you. :) Take care. Dr. K. 20:12, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  • I completely agree with AO's presentation of this barnstar. You should not have had to deal with this harassment. I hope that the rest of your week goes much better. MarnetteD|Talk 19:58, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you very much Marnette, for your encouragement, which I really appreciate. I don't know how this happens, but, once in a while, all the wiki trolls wake up and make mischief. It's like an unofficial Halloween for trolls. However, since I've seen activity like this before, I am not really surprised. I was also lucky today, because of the fast response of some outstanding admins. It is nice to know we have these editors around. Dr. K. 20:12, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Precious four years!

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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

@Gerda: Thank you very much Gerda. As the seasons change, your welcome presence and elegant gifts are all the more appreciated. Take care. Dr. K. 21:54, 1 November 2017 (UTC)


Why not?

Whenever I have the chance

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