Hello, and welcome to my user page!
I live in the capital city of Victoria, Australia — Melbourne (hence my username!)
I've been a proud volunteer on Wikipedia since 21 November of 2010.
A great deal of my time here is spent on reverting vandalism, utilising tools such as Rollback, Twinkle, STiki and Huggle. They work as a perfect gem in combating the endless vandalism attempts on the project – and I most definitely enjoy keeping Wikipedia vandalism-free. My response to vandalism is simple: reversion and warning. The former and latter, when employed together, not only rectify unconstructive edits, but rather aim to remedy unconstructing editing. I always try not to burn down bridges and I believe in second chances. As a focul point of my time here has been spent on anti-vandalism, I've found that a lack of understanding of general guidelines and policies is an "editor-killer"; Indeed, this area needs more of our attention because at the end of the day: there is a person behind each and every account and IP.
Assuming good faith is a cornerstone of Wikipedia policies, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect and civility. Wikipedia after all, is not a school yard for bullies – it's a place of etiquette; it's a professional encyclopedia. There is no excuse for personal attacks – none whatsoever. They are wrong and disruptive and completely unacceptable. What should fill in the void of personal attacks, is now and then constructive criticism and scrutiny, politely addressing the editor's edits.
I always advocate edit summary usage. I can't stress out how vital it is to 'briefly describe the changes you have made' to any page on the project. This feature not only tells the community what you are doing – but avoids potential edit warring, vandalism errors and totally confusing other editors. The feature is there for a reason – you don't lose anything, other than a few seconds, from plugging in a few words into a box. If you don't use it, I really recommend you start doing so!
To balance out the anti-vandalism work, I take interest in editing Australian topics – people, places, events and companies; Television topics - mostly, but not limited to, drama series and reality series; Biographical topics – actors, politicians and other personalities.
Finally, I do my absolute best here, always. Wikipedia is a special place to me, and I'm sure that is the case for you too. I try and be active as much as I possibly can – and that usually is a couple hours every day of the week. My talk page is open to everyone, and you may also email me.