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My name's Sam and I'm an astrophysics PhD student in the UK. On Wikipedia my 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. Since the start of this year I have been volunteering as metrics coordinator for The Wikipedia Library.

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 you've done so.

I have access to the University of Liverpool's library and other 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, and User:SamWaltonTest& 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'm also considering creating videos on policy pages. 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

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

Other contributions

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

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Barnstars and other nice things

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)
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Thanks for fulfilling my requests for Make Something Unreal and Proteus (video game). - hahnchen 16:14, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

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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)

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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)

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

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

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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)

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Thanks for everything! URDNEXT (talk) 22:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

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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)