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Among Wiki-colleagues at the Royal Opera House, October 2014 – spot the bow tie and smug expression.
Best efforts

Some mainly my work, others as part of a team, and a few where I mostly made the tea:

Brand-new efforts

Total: 344

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
I hereby award this Original Barnstar to User:Tim riley for his excellent contributions to Wikipedia, including the painstaking research and elegant writing that have elevated the Malcolm Sargent and Thomas Beecham articles to Good Article status. His careful work and collaborative spirit are much appreciated. -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:21, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

SpecialBarnstar.png The Noël Coward Barnstar
For your thorough research and lively writing, in stylishly synthesizing and parsing the raft of contradictory and confusing information about Coward and bringing the Noël Coward article through GA-class to FAC, as well as for your creation or expansion of numerous related articles, including articles on many of Coward's plays and musicals, I hereby award to you this special barnstar. -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:21, 20 March 2009

Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
I think you deserve this, not only for your recent work on Elgar, but also for all your other knowledgeable and well written music contribs. Kudpung (talk) 16:04, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

WP MusicalTheatre Barnstar.jpg The WikiProject Musical Theatre Barnstar
For fine work on musicals, on conductors and composers, and for pitching in with enthusiasm with reviews. Well done. --Wehwalt (talk) 03:59, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

The British Library barnstar

Thank you for joining and contributing to the British Library editathon; you definitely earned this barnstar! (talk) 23:26, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

The WikiPen Victorian WikiPen of Scholarship

I hereby grant this WikiPen to Tim riley for outstanding research and writing in connection with topics of musical and theatrical interest in the Victorian era, including his recent series of new and expanded articles on the early opera burlesques of W. S. Gilbert and the 1880s burlesques at the Gaiety Theatre, London. These articles represent by far the most complete source of information about these works available for free on the internet. -- Ssilvers 07:25, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For all the detailed and careful hard work you did on Jacques Offenbach. (When we leave our comments on the Talk page, we often forget to also say "Thanks!") Robert.Allen (talk) 07:15, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Compass barnstar.png The Guidance Barnstar
Tim riley, I want to thank you for all your time and patience in helping me make Stanley Holloway a Good Article. Without your help and guidance the article would certainly not be what it is today. After my initially troublesome start, it was you who restored my faith in Wikipedia by taking the time to improve the article whilst treating me in a friendly and resilient manner. I would also like to thank you for all your valuable and respected advice along the way. I would therefore feel honoured if you would accept this barnstar as a token of my thanks. Cassianto (talk) 18:19, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Your Majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial Napoleonic triple crown jewels upon Tim riley for your contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. – SMasters (talk) 07:49, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Rhodesia Barnstar.png The Rhodesian Barnstar
Just popping by to give a few further words of congratulation for your work on the piano music of Gabriel Fauré. I think this is one of the best works presently on Wikipedia, and a marvellous achievement. Here is a new medal for your collection. —Cliftonianthe orangey bit 16:44, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
For getting Royal Opera, London up to featured article status. Superbly done! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:35, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

The Citation Barnstar The Citation Barnstar
I don't care if it was a coincidence, that is, by far, the quickest anyone has ever responded to on of my {{fact}}s. Well deserved for finding that quote in regards to Tudor Rose. Achowat (talk) 14:12, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Library Barnstar.png The Valiant Researcher Barnstar
For exemplary performance in tome-diving research, tirelessly delivering the reliable sources on which this encyclopedia depends, please accept this award. – Ling.Nut (talk) 04:13, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
Citation Barnstar Hires.png The Citation Barnstar
Thanks for the excellent souces spot-check at the Paul McCartney FAC! Thank you! Without your help and support McCartney would not be a FA today! ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 21:36, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

User-expert.svg The Expert Barnstar
I hereby award you the Expert Barnstar for your outstanding contributions to classical music-related topics. This award is given to a few people who are regarded experts in one or several particular fields. Congrats and keep up your excellent work :)!--Tomcat (7) 17:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Aldwych Theatre 2.jpg The Awesome Farces Award
I award you this "Awesome Farces" award in recognition of your serious achievements made, while drawing dirty looks from the librarians at the British Library, as you guffawed your way through the scripts of the Aldwych farces. This award also reflects your various other ongoing efforts to improve articles about the theatre in the English-speaking world, including plays, theatre companies, actors, producers, writers and critics. You are not merely a prolific contributor, but a skilled researcher and a stylish writer. Your contributions can only be described as "awesome", and that's no farce! -- Ssilvers (talk) 10:02, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Without your highly valued insights and edits at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/George Harrison/archive2, the article would not be FA today! Thanks so much for all the encouragement! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 20:34, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For an excellent article on Disraeli – one of a large number you should have received a barnstar for. Thanks for the very enjoyable read. – SchroCat (talk) 09:24, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Million award logo.svg The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Benjamin Disraeli (estimated annual readership: 299,665) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers!

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
I wanted to give you this barnstar for your contributions to Benjamin Britten which is now today's featured article. Having such articles on such important figures in the arts is a great credit to this encyclopedia. For each person that listens to the Courtly Dances from Gloriana because of reading that article, you'll have helped light a fire in a heart! Atethnekos (DiscussionContributions) 11:06, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Many thanks for all your help with Kenneth Horne, before, during and after the PR: all is very much appreciated! - SchroCat (talk) 15:26, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks for lending your talent to the Sgt. Pepper peer review and FAC. Because of some wonderful teamwork during the last month, the article is among the best on Wikipedia today. I couldn't have done it alone, and I hope that someday I can return the kindness and generosity that I've enjoyed during this process. Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 16:17, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thanks for your diligent copyediting on royal intermarriage. Although a registered user since 2005, I've only started editing articles (for want of a better word) properly quite recently, so you've been very helpful. Sotakeit (talk) 08:24, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

CRM.png The Content Review Medal of Merit  
By order of the Military History WikiProject coordinators, for your devoted work on the WikiProject's Peer, Good Article, A-Class and Featured Article Candidate reviews for the period July to September 2014, I am delighted to award you this Content Review Medal. During this period you undertook 13 reviews. Without reviewers like you it would be very difficult for our writers to achieve their goals of creating high quality content, so your efforts are greatly appreciated. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 14:15, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Cowardly Lion.png The Queen's Award for Cowardice  
For your life-long dedication to your safety and wellbeing, and your exemplary ability to hide and stay out of trouble, I hereby grant you this Queen's Award for Cowardice. -- Her Majesty, the Queen of Spades.
Note: this award will lead to savage retaliation in due course. Tim riley talk 21:06, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Nat. Merit UK 2.png The Wikimedia UK Barnstar
Dear Tim, thanks for all your help at and before Saturday's editathon, I think that everyone, Newbies, regulars and critics got much from the day.
this WikiAward was given to Tim riley by Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) on 11:34, 28 October 2014 (UTC) for contributions to the UK chapter

Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
I was looking over Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations and I'm quite impressed at the high quality contributions you've helped with on Wikipedia! Thanks very much for all of your quality improvement efforts bringing pages on Wikipedia to Featured Article and Good Article quality! :) — Cirt (talk) 00:29, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For all the excellent work you did on Larry Oliver! Cheers – SchroCat (talk) 22:30, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Lumierebros.jpg The Actors and Filmmakers Award of Excellence
For your work in promoting one of the goliaths of the acting world, Sir Laurence Olivier to Featured Article status. A mighty achievement to be proud of! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:43, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Wiki-stripe2.svg Military history service award
On behalf of the WikiProject Military history coordinators, I hereby award you this for your contribution of 5 FA, A-Class, Peer and/or GA reviews during the period October to December 2015. Thank you for your efforts! AustralianRupert (talk) 02:51, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Behaims Erdapfel-edit-DenisBarthel.jpg The MegaWikipedians' Award of Excellence
As I'm more in a position to be able to judge editors having contributed more than three articles, ahem, I award you the Megapedian's Barnstar of Excellence. Great to see you back and producing top notch content. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:14, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Reviewer Barnstar Hires.png The Reviewer Barnstar
FAC can't function without people like you contributing reviews. Thank you for the eight FAC reviews you did during January. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:16, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Pouring wine into decanter.jpg French music appreciation award
Open a bottle! Ssilvers (talk) 19:28, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for reviewing Buckton Castle at FAC. Having more people go over it with a fine tooth comb really helped make it a better article. Richard Nevell (talk) 09:16, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Reviewer Barnstar Hires.png The Reviewer Barnstar
Thanks very much for helping to review Mowbray—thanks to your helpful suggestions, it passed. I appreciate you taking the time and trouble to look in. Cheers! —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap shit room 14:50, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I am continually astonished at your WP productivity, Tim riley! The daily contributions of astonishing piles of high-quality content that you have added for more than a decade and continue to add to the free encyclopedia (in addition to your willingness to answer the numerous requests heaped upon you for reviews, research and guidance) are little short of miraculous! -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:35, 28 September 2018 (UTC)