"My friends on Twitter didn't abandon their beliefs or their principles — only their scorn. They channeled their infinitely justifiable offense and came to me with pointed questions tempered with kindness and humor. They approached me as a human being, and that was more transformative than two full decades of outrage, disdain and violence. I know that some might not have the time or the energy or the patience for extensive engagement, but as difficult as it can be, reaching out to someone we disagree with is an option that is available to all of us."
- Megan Phelps-Roper, TED talk
My name is Derk-Jan Hartman. I used to edit, am an administrator on English Wikipedia and former administrator on Commons. I mostly deal with tech stuff. I'm a volunteer contributor to the MediaWiki software that runs Wikipedia, dealing with things like accessibility, scripting, CSS, small bugs, mobile, video and so much more..
A long time ago I was one of the volunteer developers of VLC media player.
Articles that I significantly edited and brought to GA/FA
Some people are really nice and have seen it fit to award me a barnstar. If vandals are one side of the Wikipedia spectrum, these people are surely at the complete opposite end.
The Template Barnstar
I've begun to include the Episode list template into the List of South Park episodes page. Before the template was made, the WikiProject was pretty much dead. Thanks for your hard work into making this a reality! Here's a barnstar to show my appreciation. Will2k 03:21, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
The Working Man's Barnstar
For your constant work to get us rid of the innumerable forks of Infobox television episode, I award you the Working man's barnstar. Circeus 20:49, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Keep this barnstar as a record of your hard work getting the WP:TV assessment pages up and running and all your hard work on the project in general. Opark 77 00:48, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
Awarded for your diligence at WP:TV, upon your exit. Hope to see you back soon. Wikipedical 00:39, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
In recognition for your fantastic work in clearing up the references on International Space Station, I hereby award you this Barnstar! Thanks for all your hard work! Colds7ream (talk) 18:37, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
The Helping Hand Barnstar
This Barnstar is awarded to TheDJ. For his wonderful assistance on village pump (technical), helping other users make wikipedia even better. Thank you.Ikip (talk) 14:58, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
You have been identified as a valued contributor and your efforts are appreciated. We are honored to present you with the Valued Contributor Award and we thank you for donating your time, expertise and effort to Wikipedia. Keep up the good work. Thanks. (more details)
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For creating Qui. I already gave you a pie, but I think you deserve a barnstar for this. Anonymouse321 (talk • contribs) 08:32, 24 October 2012 (