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I'm an astrophysics PhD student in the UK. On Wikipedia my article edits are primarily to video game and scientist biography articles, you can find a list of the articles I've created or done any major work on below. Besides those topics I edit assorted articles which take my interest. As an admin I tend to work at AfD, CSD, and on Edit Filters. I am also partnerships coordinator for The Wikipedia Library, for which I may edit from Samwalton9 (WMF).

If you want to ask me a question or otherwise speak to me please feel free to post on my talk page. If you think there is an obvious (policy based!) reason to revert an admin action I've taken then go ahead - don't feel required to notify me first, just let me know if you've done so.

I have access to a number of libraries (including University libraries) around the Liverpool area, feel free to ask if you'd like me to find something for you.

I have some alternative accounts; User:Samwalton9TWA, User:Samwalton9Testing, User:SamWaltonTest&, and User:Samwalton9API which I use(d) for various testing purposes, and a Doppelgänger account User:Sam Walton.

I have some thoughts on Wikipedia's IRC help channel which I'm writing up here and would be interested in your opinions on. I've written up a guide on how to set up an IRC client for helping in the help channel, see here.

Articles I started[edit]

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Video Games Scientists Other stuff
Article DYK GA FA Article DYK GA Article DYK GA
Cart Life Light green check.svg Anne Briscoe Andrew Pearce
Code Hero Antal Ruprecht Arthur Bulley
Cube World Light green check.svg Carl Benedicks Camp Quest UK
Curve Studios Caroline Herzenberg Frank (film) Light green check.svg
DayZ (video game) Catherine Raisin Girls Who Code
Dropsy (video game) Light green check.svg Deborah Persaud GenePeeks Light green check.svg
Gorogoa Light green check.svg Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf Good Thinking Society
Her Story (video game) Orange check.svg Emory Ellis GreenWood Forest Park
Jeffrey Shih Frances Acton Johnnie Mae Chappell
Make Something Unreal Pictogram voting wait.svg Frank Leverett Light green check.svg List of the Lost
Memory of a Broken Dimension Harriet Richardson Loot Crate
Receiver (video game) Isabelle Stone Massdrop
Proteus (video game) Light green check.svg Symbol support vote.svg Pictogram voting wait.svg Jocelyn Gill Ntsiki Biyela
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Johann Benzenberg Persaud
Sasha Hostyn June Downey Patrick Cunningham (inventor)
Shelter (video game) Light green check.svg Mary Ann Booth Radiotopia
Shelter 2 Mary Bidwell Breed SteamOS
Sir, You Are Being Hunted Mary Pocock Surf Snowdonia Light green check.svg
Solar 2 Orange check.svg Robert W. Farquhar The Principle
Tampon Run Rosalie Slaughter Morton Symbol support vote.svg The Sunday Assembly
The Forest (video game) Light green check.svg Ruth Strang Thomas Covell
The International 2014 Light green check.svg Ștefania Mărăcineanu Yo (app)
The International 2015 Sophia Eckerson
Yukio Futatsugi Susan Leeman Light green check.svg

Other contributions[edit]

These are articles or pages that I feel I contribute(d) to significantly.

Current interests[edit]

Articles I'm currently or aiming to write or expand, at various stages of completeness.

Edit filters[edit]

Barnstars and other nice things[edit]

Conferred for superlative work in clearing large portions of the WP:VG/R backlog. Kudos to you, Samwalton9! -Thibbs (talk) 15:00, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for fulfilling my requests for Make Something Unreal and Proteus (video game). - hahnchen 16:14, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Valued Picture Barnstar Hires.png Valued Picture Barnstar
For your contribution that may very well prove to be the final piece in the Dota 2 GAN puzzle, I award you the Valued Picture Barnstar. After creating and editing the article for two years, I believe we may be at that impasse we have only hoped for. Thank you. DarthBotto talkcont 22:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

TWA badge 2.png Barnstar of Awesome
You are hereby awarded the Barnstar of Awesome for your amazing work alpha-testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Over 180 bugs were identified and 143 of them have been fixed already! (The rest are catalogued as known bugs).

You. Are. Awesome. Check out your name in the game credits here: WP:TWA/About.

Thank you again :) --User:Ocaasi 17:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

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You are hereby awarded the Second Secret Truly Special Barnstar of Awesome for your invaluable second attempt at testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Do you even know how helpful you are? You are Extremely helpful. You've helped make the project complete, and for that, I thank you.

--Ocaasi 14:26, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

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The AFC Backlog Buster Barnstar

Congratulations, Samwalton9! You're receiving a Brownie because you reviewed 27 articles during the recent AFC Backlog elimination drive! Thank you for you contributions to Wikipedia at-large and helping to keep the backlog down. We hope you continue reviewing submissions and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! --Mdann52talk to me! 19:28, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thanks for finding the archived version of the site, that was immensely helpful! Matty.007 11:51, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
For your great help @ Wiki Webchat..! Joseph 09:56, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
A barnstar to you for reviewing 75 or more submissions during the WikiProject Articles for creation March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for your work to improve Wikipedia!
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 10:20, 12 April 2014 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation

Statue of a citizen of the Roman Republic, last third of the 1st century BC. Before 1818, it was converted to a likeness of the orator Demosthenes, Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne (8115664149).jpg The Well Said Award
Just wanted to say that I had noticed your response to the woman whose daughter created a neologism at the Teahouse and was particularly impressed with your clarity and kindness. :) Thanks for making us all look good! Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 12:29, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thanks for everything! URDNEXT (talk) 22:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Real Life Barnstar.jpg The Real-Life Barnstar
Brilliant work today! Hope to see you again soon! PatHadley (talk) 20:56, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Choco chip cookie.png Thank you for your copyedits on Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park. They have increased the quality of the article and have brought it one step closer to Good Article status. Just thought I would show some appreciation! Coderenius (talk) 00:52, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

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I would like to present to you this highly specialized barnstar. You began clearing out the years old requested filters backlog, initiated the edit filter mailing list, and made the long-overdue guideline a reality. Thank you for all of your considerable efforts to improve edit filter management across the project. MusikAnimal talk 17:41, 16 October 2015 (UTC)