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I have a degree in English and History from Duke University.

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I started editing Wikipedia in mid 2006, and created an account in early 2007.

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Cricket (musical)

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For contributions to articles pertaining to music and the arts, I award Softlavender the "Music Barnstar" --Jh12 (talk) 00:49, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
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Good work on sourcing content for Father Damien. Viriditas (talk) 03:52, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
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For helping me improve Diane Harper, I award you this barnstar. Jinkinson (talk) 16:44, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
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Thank you for your great work on Luke Barnett. A fine example for us all on how to fix an article up for deletion! Peter in Australia aka Shirt58 (talk) 13:43, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
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Thank you for your support of me during a recent situation regarding another editor. I really appreciate it, Daniellagreen (talk) (cont) 00:11, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
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Just because I admire your continuing excellent contribution. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 19:44, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Thank you, soft professional editor with a user page full of help, for quality articles on music and theatre, such as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Jack Lowden and the list of compositions by Bill McGlaughlin, for redirects and a firm focus on improving, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Thanks for the "education" on possessives on the JC Superstar page! As I am NOT a professional, it was good to learn something new. Is there a resource you could recommend on these kind of issues? Thanks again! THX1136 (talk) 15:30, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated. Hafspajen (talk) 14:46, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
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For contributions "above and beyond ..." on Champagne Charlie (1944 film). FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:32, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
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Precious again, your musical rescue work on Bach's cello suites
--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

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for your diligent efforts to find resolution in the Winkelvi ANI, a thankless task performed well and in the face of much heat and antagonism. Figureofnine (talkcontribs) 14:36, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
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A hard-at-work 10+ year veteran with over 60,000 edits. 82 articles created. Her excellent diplomatic skills are a true example of the type of editor that is the backbone of this encyclopedia.
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Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Akatombo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Akatombo, or "Red Dragonfly", written by poet Rofū Miki and composed by Kosaku Yamada, is one of the most-loved Japanese songs according to a 1989 survey? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Akatombo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
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Stuff to look at later:

To reply, this is how it should go:

Original post "What cars do you like?"

First reply "I like Volkswagens!"
Reply #1 to first reply "I think Volkswagens are stupid.."
Reply to reply #1 to first reply "No, they're great!"
Reply #2 to first reply "Me too!"
Second reply "I like Hyundai!"
Reply #1 to second reply "I think Hyundai cars break down easy"
Reply number three "I like Honda!"
Reply number four "I like Saab"

Of course those would all use ~~~~ after them to sign