User:Canterbury Tail

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    This page has been vandalised, 77 times. Lucky old me.

    So, here I am. This is my user page. Now what do I want to put here? Hello <waves>.


    Wikipedia projects I am a member of.

    Current Projects[edit]

    • I am currently randomly going through Wikipedia and trying to neutralise the geographical knowledge required by a reader of any of the location articles. By this I mean that an article should not presume that the reader knows, for example, that Ohio is in the United States and that it should state in the opening sentence the country in which a location is located. This allows for easier reading and understanding by Wikipedians all over the world.

    To Do List[edit]

    • Continue with putting national identifiers in any locational articles that need them.

    Useful Wiki Pages[edit]

    A list of pages within Wikipedia that I find useful in my editing.


    Info pages[edit]


    All of us on Wikipedia do what we do because we enjoy it and like to contribute to a greater community and not to gain recognition by our peers. However saying that some people do recognise others contributions and I would like to thank them for it.

    Recognition I've Received[edit]

    A Barnstar!
    The Red Maple Leaf Award

    For your exceptional contributions to Canada related articles ... - Nerguy (talk) 20:29, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
    I was awarded this Barnstar by SwissCelt for "efforts to add national location to a number of place names in the United States and United Kingdom."
    A Barnstar!
    The Original Barnstar

    Awarded for diligent service despite ad hominem attacks ClairSamoht 02:33, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
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    For your hard work and dedication to improving Wikipedia, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this Original Barnstar. Good job! Sharkface217 19:49, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
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    Thank you for your great work on preventing vandalism in Wikipedia. Always when i try to revert some vandalism, you have already done that. Keep up the good work! Ilyushka88 15:18, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
    Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Manifest Integrity Barnstar
    Previously only awarded to Rockpocket - so you know what it's worth! Sarah777 (talk) 23:06, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
    Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar
    You seem to get a lot of crap from people, but you take it in your stride and carry on regardless. Good to see :) Don't let anything or anyone get you down. Jeni (talk) 22:02, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
    Civility barnstar.png Civility Award
    For your willingness to be patient and give other editors a chance to improve an article (that is admittedly a mess) and see if they can turn it into a useful addition to Wikipedia. Niteshift36 (talk) 14:40, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

    Recognition I've Awarded[edit]

    To User:Necrothesp

    A Barnstar!
    The Original Barnstar

    For dedication to your areas of expertise, your persistence in the face of vandalism and your NPOV and keeping your cool when others launch attacks on you. I think it's a long time coming. Canterbury Tail talk 08:23, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

    To User:Setanta747

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    I award you this Barnstar for your tireless work on Wikipedia especially in the realms of organising and sustaining the development of articles relating to Northern Ireland. Canterbury Tail talk 09:00, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

    To User:Alaney2k

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    Awarded to you for your excellent work on Canadian articles, especially those pertaining to Toronto. I've been meaning to give you it for a while, but kept forgetting. Keep up the very excellent work. Canterbury Tail talk 01:06, 24 April 2013 (UTC)


    Articles I've started[edit]

    • Aviation related
    • Geography related
    • Food related
    • Science Fiction
    • Others

    Photographs I've taken and uploaded[edit]

    Aviation related[edit]

    Building Related[edit]

    Canada related[edit]

    Food and drink related[edit]


    United Kingdom related[edit]

    County Londonderry stock text[edit]

    Please refrain from altering references to County Londonderry to read County Derry. As per WP:DERRY the name of County Londonderry is to be used on Wikipedia. Also please note that, unlike the city naming, the name of County Derry is a purely colloquial name and not a historical name. If you read up on the history of County Londonderry you will see it was created from County Coleraine and there was not a historical County Derry previously that was renamed to Londonderry. If you continue to push edits that alter County Londonderry to read County Derry, you may be blocked from editing.