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Although I grew up in Cornwall, I currently live in Coventry, England, and work nearby as an archivist.

My interests include architecture (especially Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Rococo), the armed forces and military history, fortifications, church history and architecture, law enforcement (particularly its history), cinema and theatre, the British honours system, the 1920s, roleplaying games and fantasy literature.

I've been an administrator since 4 November 2005.

Notability policies[edit]

I have been accused at various times of being both an inclusionist and a deletionist. For the record, I am neither. I probably tend more towards inclusionism than deletionism, but I do not believe that Wikipedia should feature articles about completely non-notable people and organisations. People who are friends or relatives of somebody notable are not intrinsically notable themselves. People who were involved in a notable event are not intrinsically notable (although they may warrant a redirect to the article about the event). People who are related to an editor are certainly not intrinsically notable. Neither are local clubs, societies and organisations or companies that do not have at least a national reputation (note that secondary schools are NOT local organisations!). But, conversely, just because something or someone is not intrinsically notable doesn't mean they're not capable of being notable at all. Too many editors slap prod or afd notices on whole categories of articles without bothering to examine their individual merits, and that's just as bad as cluttering up Wikipedia with articles about utterly non-notable subjects.

I have to add that in the last few years I have been getting increasingly frustrated at the growing number of editors (including very experienced editors) who seem increasingly unable to use common sense to determine notability. There is an ever-growing tendency to state that if a subject is not specifically stated to be notable under a narrow set of "rules" (note to these people, we don't have rules on Wikipedia) then it cannot possibly be notable at all. Any appeal to common sense is shouted down and mocked, as these editors seem uncomfortable with using judgement and discretion and instead prefer to obsessively apply dogma and fictional rules. While the majority of AfDs are still closed sensibly, there are certainly now too many where the "rules"-obsessed deletionists win and useful articles are deleted, sometimes with the clear collusion of closing admins who agree with their deletionist opinions and ignore the views of those who prefer to apply common sense to the discussions ("not policy-based" as they smugly say - it's those non-existent "rules" again). This is not of any benefit to Wikipedia and sometimes I almost get the feeling that there is a minority of editors who gain great satisfaction from getting articles deleted. I do not believe this is in the spirit of Wikipedia and I actually find it quite depressing that this great project is being undermined by these people and wonder why I bother contributing at all. Sadly, the bureaucrats seem to be taking over, and that is certainly not what Wikipedia is all about.

As a postscript to this, I am saddened at how unpleasant the deletionists can get when other editors challenge their opinions. It has recently even been suggested that I should lose my admin privileges because I disagree with them (because, of course, as far as they are concerned it stands to reason that they are right and I am wrong, and as an admin I should not be allowed to express an opinion contrary to their clearly correct one). I can only conclude that they are primarily here for the trolling and have no interest in building Wikipedia. Wikipedia has changed immensely since I joined, and often not for the better.

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Note: Gallantry awards fully listed 1 September 1939–31 December 1939.
Note: Gallantry awards fully listed 1 January 1960–28 September 2012 (DSO/DSC/MC/DFC/AFC/CGM/DCM/DSM/MM/DFM/AFM back to 1955; GM back to 1959).

My Contributions[edit]

I created all listed articles except those in italics, which already existed, but to which I substantially added. Articles are listed in the month that I first worked on them.

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Recognition[edit]

A Barnstar!
Administrator

Hey there. I'm pleased to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator! You've volunteered to do housekeeping duties that normal users sadly cannot participate in. Sysops can't do a lot of stuff: They can't delete pages just like that (except patent nonsense like "aojt9085yu8;3ou"), and they can't protect pages in an edit war they are involved in. But they can delete random junk, ban anonymous vandals, delete pages listed on Votes for deletion (provided there's a consensus) for more than one week, protect pages when asked to, and keep the few protected pages that exist on Wikipedia up to date. Almost anything you can do can be undone, but please take a look at The Administrators' how-to guide and the Administrators' reading list before you get started (although you should have read that during your candidacy ;). Take a look before experimenting with your powers. Also, please add Administrators' noticeboard to your watchlist, as there are always discussions/requests for admins there. If you have any questions drop me a message at My talk page. Have fun! =Nichalp «Talk»= Please also add your name to WP:LA =Nichalp «Talk»= 03:33, 4 November 2005 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Original Barnstar

For dedication to your areas of expertise, your persistence in the face of vandalism and your NPOV and keeping your cool when others launch attacks on you. I think it's a long time coming. Ben W Bell talk 08:23, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
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For your even-handed decisions as to "speedy deletion" tagged articles; and efforts to make Wikipedia better organised, I award you this barnstar. Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 18:12, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Law Enforcement Wikiproject Achievement Award

Without both your extensive work on creating Law Enforcement articles and your hard setting-up work during the early stages, the Law Enforcement Wikiproject would not have taken off how it has. Therefore, I hereby present to you the projects first award. Many thanks SGGH 17:31, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
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Thank you for promptly de-prodding Martin Lamb. Experienced editors really should have a better reason than "Non-notable person". Edwardx (talk) 15:01, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
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A tear of pride rolls down my cheek when I see the people I nominated for adminship over half a decade ago keeping up the good work. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:27, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
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Hey there. Just wanted to give you this. I love your List of last occurrences page. If I can find anything to contribute I certainly will, provided that you're ok with that. HarlandQPitt 14:17, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
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Thanks for your contribution in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ahmad Keshvari.AliAkar (talk) 14:55, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
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This Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have performed stellar work in the area of instruction & help for other editors.
Thank you for clarifying so well about disambiguation links Krishna Chaitanya Velaga 13:18, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
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Your work to improve Wikipedia is highly appreciated. Wikipedia needs more people like you. Pratyush (talk) 19:49, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
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I award you the Original barnstar for writing this helpful essay.  M A A Z   T A L K  19:27, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

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User:Necrothesp/common.js

was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to.[1]

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/61608/supplement/B11

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Busan Foreign School

And what is so difficult to understand in the sentences

Comma-separated disambiguation is sometimes also used in other contexts and

Wikipedia's standard disambiguation technique when none of the other solutions lead to an optimal article title? I certainly don't read that as:

We never use comma disambiguation except in place names and I'm rather puzzled that you seem to. What WP:ATDAB most certainly does not do is mandate parenthetical disambiguation except in a set and unchangeable list of exceptions.

  1. ^ "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B11.