User:L1A1 FAL

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The L1A1 is a British battle rifle based on the Belgian FN FAL select-fire battle rifle. However, unlike the Belgian weapon it is derived from, it is semiautomatic only. It fires the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge from a 20-round magazine. It was the main service rifle of the British Army from the late 1950s, when it replaced the Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifle, until the late 1980s, when it was replaced by the L85A1 assault rifle. It has also been used by several other countries, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

My 5000th edit on Wikipedia

My 10,000th edit on Wikipedia

I mainly edit articles relating to rock or metal music, although sometimes also military vehicles or automobiles, or less often, current events. I do a decent amount of small fixes (typos, punctuation, etc) among a wide variety of articles, as well.

NOTE: I also have a secondary account (User:T48 FAL) to use for making edits on public computers. If you have any concerns, please contact me.

As of September 2014, I am considering a temporary (or less likely, a permanent) leave of Wikipedia, as I am sick and tired of how things are done here. There are a small number of editors who it has been a pleasure to work with, but the Wikipedia collective is a massive headache. Like many things, Wikipedia started as a wonderful idea, but like government, its efficiency suffers due to bureaucracy, politics and egotism.

My Projects[edit]

New article drafts[edit]

  • Note: I am not averse to working with other editors on drafts within my own userspace, but any edits by any editor who has not received permission to do so will be reverted as vandalism. If you seek to collaborate, please send me a message.
New Article Projects (I will not be starting any additional new drafts until further notice)

Article Improvement Projects[edit]

My Accomplishments[edit]

  • Create an an article for the L1A1/Commonwealth FAL rifle separate from the main FAL article, and rearrange the latter accordingly Yes check.svg Done
  • Write up fairly detailed articles about the following albums:

Articles I have upgraded to GA status[edit]

Additionally, I have reviewed the following for GA status

Articles I have started[edit]

Starting with the most recent:

My Barnstars[edit]

Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
For your dedication to music-related articles and fighting the genre trolls that they attract. Wiki libs (talk) 03:01, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Hmmbarnstar.PNG The Heavy metal music Barnstar
I bestow on you this most prestigious award for your diligence in keeping the cruft out of the metal articles. Turn it up to eleven and rock on! J04n(talk page) 19:50, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
Thanks L1A1 FAL for helping to promote Endgame to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give some a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©© 00:06, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For writing Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project. As an aside, your username made me blink (as an owner of a No.4). Ironholds (talk) 23:58, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Not barnstars, but accomplishments nonetheless:

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While it may have taken a while, you successfully completed the AfD process the Old School Way, and for that, you are awarded the slide rule of honour. kelapstick(bainuu) 21:44, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
This editor is a Veteran Editor II and is entitled to display this Bronze Editor Star.

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  • Some of the things here are amusing
  • This contains actual truths
  • Part of this blatently false edit remained on the page for The Very Beast of Dio page for nearly 6 years, before being noticed and reverted by myself on October 2, 2012