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Could be worse.

James Dignan (User:Grutness) is less involved in Wikipedia than he used to be, owing to the over-officiousness of several users who have made this site no longer the enjoyable place it used to be. Whereas at one time it was a case of two steps forward, one step back - manageable, but annoying - it is now frequently one step forward, four or five steps back, with accompanying bitching, zealousness and self-glorifying bossiness. This is not what the site should be - it should be a community, with emphasis on the CO-, meaning together. I'm still around though, but doing more general editing than massive amounts of admin work.

If you really must know something about me, I'm an admin, and have made just over 300,000 edits, started several thousand articles, and uploaded almost 1000 photos and diagrams either to Wikipedia or Wikicommons. I've been a Wikipedian since 2004. Three essays which I have written are used as guidelines on Wikipedia:

I'm English by birth, my ancestry is Irish, Scottish, and English, and I live in New Zealand. More information about me can be found on these subpages:

If you're desperate to find out yet more (are you stalking me?) you can always check out the old, full version of this page: [1]

100,000 Edits
I, Bugboy52.4, award you for reaching 100,000 edits according to the List of Wikipedians by number of edits generated 11:45 pm, 24 February 2009. Keep up the good work!________________________________________________________________
For contributing such a large body of work without sacrificing quality, I, gadfium (talk), award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar.06:47, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)For your extensive work in articles pertaining to New Zealand, I, Redux, hereby award you The Barnstar of National Merit. Congratulations! Redux 16:00, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)In recognition of your persistent dedication to the community on Wikipedia talk:Barnstars on Wikipedia, I hereby award you with the The Barnstar of Diligence – ClockworkSoul 20:58, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC) (KC)Awarded on Dies Saturni V Julius MMVIII to Grutness for supreme riddle solving skills For all the work you have done sorting out that mess in Category:Stub, I, *Kat* award you this Working Man's Barnstar. Wear it with pride.I, Redwolf24, award you this barnstar for helping out newbies, being a funny person, reverting vandalism, and all around being a great wikipedian.I hereby award you the Barnstar of Diligence for excellent work on Wikipedia. D. J. Bracey (talk) 20:53, 22 August 2005 (UTC)I hereby award you your second Tireless Contributor Barnstar, for your unrelenting efforts in sorting out the geography stubs. Aecis 09:10, 21 September 2005 (UTC) I, Brian New Zealand, hereby award you this barnstar; for your work on New Zealand related articlesI, Alecbob, hereby award you this barnstar; for your help with stub sorting and because you fixed my first article! :)For your great photographic contributions in the face of mechanical troubles, I award you the Double Ended Wikiwrench. This wrench may be thrown into the works at any time at your discretion. Blarneytherinosaur 00:44, 18 January 2006 (UTC)This user has been awarded the Userbox Star Award for creating a particularly notable userbox. From Rosa 00:59, 24 March 2006 (UTC) for {{User:Disavian/Userboxes/relirespect}}Barnstar of Humour — Your contribution here warranted acclaim (as do your significant contributions to Wikipedia). Take care. - Politepunk 07:53, 18 April 2006 (UTC)Acts of Kindness Barnstar — For your continued service to Wikipedia. This community needs more people who are just as dedicated as you are to this project. We salute you! Sharkface217 21:32, 31 October 2006 (UTC)Barnstar of Diligence — hereby awarded to Grutness for development of a course on stubbing for the Virtual classroom.  The Transhumanist   15:54, 16 November 2006 (UTC)I, Chrislk02, award you this editors barnstar for your particulary fine work with wikiproject stub sorting and the what nots. Without it, the stub world would be too crazy (even though it does drive me slighlty nuts). Keep up the great work, it is much appreciated. -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 01:15, 17 January 2007 (UTC) Grutness has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian, and therefore, I've officially declared today as Grutness's day! For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian, enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Grutness! Love, Phaedriel 09:17, 28 July 2007 (UTC)A record of your Day will always be kept here.The Stub Sorting Award — For your continuing diligence in sorting, renaming, proposing, and occasionally losing track of your vast body of work, I award you this star. Good luck in your exhibit! Her Pegship (tis herself) 23:03, 24 September 2007 (UTC)For all your hard work and tedious editing to make Wikipedia a better place, you deserve lots more of these. Matt (talk) 10:51, 10 May 2008 (UTC)Reference Desk Banstar — Thanks for answering my question about Willy on Wheels! --Ye Olde Luke (talk) 08:24, 13 June 2008 (UTC)The Tireless Contributor Barnstar For a truely outstanding contribution to the project, in terms of both quantity and quality XLerate (talk) 04:20, 1 July 2008 (UTC)The Tireless Contributor Barnstar Inspired by the dedication to getting something fixed as in the volcanology thingo muckup - thank huey we have eds like him SatuSuro 12:52, 23 October 2008 (UTC)The Duck Herder's Award — I, Lithoderm, wish to thank Grutness for his diligence in stub-sorting, particularly for his help and advice with museum stubs, and to apologize for any initial misunderstandings... You may want to pick out one of these blasons of honor for yourself as well. ;) This Barnstar is for your hard work Saudahmed66 (talk) 18:33, 15 July 2010 (UTC)The Purple Barnstar. I, Alan Liefting, do hereby award you The Purple Barnstar. It is for those individuals that have had to endure incessant harassment on Wikipedia and still stayed true to the site. The No Spam Barnstar ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Pugtug (talk) 07:44, 20 June 2013 (UTC)The Copyeditor's Barnstar. For turning burger into (near) steak, whilst not allowing unashamed bemusement as to the completely bizarre titling to stand in your way :) >SerialNumber54129...speculates 11:58, 4 February 2018 (UTC)The Original Barnstar. For your work on West Otago.—Mythdon (talk • contribs) 02:03, 4 November 2018 (UTC)The Barnstar of Diligence. This is for your hard work and valuable contributions in Wikipedia. Thank you for your selfless service. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 09:11, 29 May 2019 (UTC)The Editor's Barnstar. Thanks for your incredible efforts in editing and improving Wikipedia links. Mrloopitus (talk) 02:08, 30 January 2020 (UTC)