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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 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
These are articles or pages that I feel I contribute(d) to significantly.
- Bloons TD - Rewrote with Bananasoldier (talk · contribs).
- Dolwyddelan Castle - Spent a couple of days in Liverpool Central Library and Llandudno library finding books for sources.
- Dota 2 - Helped with writing and maintenance and uploaded both images prior to GAN.
- Firefly Online - Wrote with Bananasoldier (talk · contribs).
- Ivy Parker - Wrote with Brinacor (talk · contribs).
- Jump scare - Saved from AfD by expanding from one sentence.
- Leiden Observatory - Expanded this while on a placement at the observatory, making use of resources there.
- List of Honest Trailers episodes - Think I have RSI from writing this in one go.
- Mary Ellen Best - Wrote during YMT editathon with Gcbeale (talk · contribs) and Nicoleebeale (talk · contribs).
- Merseyside Skeptics Society - Rewrote with MrBill3 (talk · contribs).
- Robert Hanbury Brown - Made legible.
- Sakurai's Object - Had this as the subject of a project for my degree; expanded the article alongside it.
- The Castle Doctrine - Wrote with Tezero (talk · contribs).
- Video games: Article requests - Cleared out the backlog, provided possible sources for valid requests, and monitoring new requests.
Articles I'm currently or aiming to write or expand, at various stages of completeness.
- Draft:Lara Jade - Almost notable.
- Draft:Marek Abramowicz - Might have run out of sources.
- Draft:Pannierman - Looking into.
- Need to fill out /Metrics subpages of TWL pages when I have time.
- Draft:Calvino Noir
- Draft:Noah Caldwell-Gervais - Maybe, not quite yet.    
- Draft:Slow watch - Undecided if this is enough
- Draft:National Association for Women in Education
- Liverpool Overhead Railway - Big project to improve this and LOR station articles.
- Draft:YouTube Gaming is possible.
- Special:AbuseFilter/653 - Infobox vandal - disabled
- Special:AbuseFilter/657 & MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning-EL-in-disambiguation - Adding an external link to a disambiguation page
- Special:AbuseFilter/666 - Aas Mohammad
- Special:AbuseFilter/673 - Ankur Mazumder
- Special:AbuseFilter/674 - Brian T Thompson vandal
- Special:AbuseFilter/678 - MOS vandal
- Special:AbuseFilter/690 - Smoothest Ashu
- Special:AbuseFilter/697 - User making large contribution with first edits
- Special:AbuseFilter/699 - 3 edit link spam
- Special:AbuseFilter/701 - Image link spam - disabled
- Special:AbuseFilter/708 - SPI page moves
- Special:AbuseFilter/710 - Muhammad vandal - disabled
- Special:AbuseFilter/711 - Dead link replacement
- Special:AbuseFilter/714 - Reference desk sexuality trolling - disabled
- Special:AbuseFilter/724 - John Galea
- Special:AbuseFilter/725 - Selami Mustafa
- Special:AbuseFilter/726 - Paul Easter