User:Worm That Turned

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    About Me[edit]

    • For those who dislike usernames and would rather call me by a real name, I'm Dave Craven. Good to meet ya Face-smile.svg
    • I'm a chap, and I've lived in a few places in England, currently up North, though my heart lives in the South West.
    • Sock drawer, in case you find one loose: User:WormTT, User:Wormbot, User:Worm That Trains, User:Wyrm That Turned

    Things I'm proud of[edit]


    • The more I work with them, the more I'm proud of my adoptees, past and present. I've lost a few along the way, but most are excellent!
    • I believe I'm the most prolific adopter on Wikipedia, having adopted over 35 users.
    • My version of the adoption course has gone on to influence other courses, as such I've been a strong influence in around 80 adoptions. If anyone has done more than that, let me know!
    • If you think my style of adoption will be good for you, please go ahead and use it!
    Worm That Turned's RfA reform work

    RfA Reform[edit]

    I attempted to fix RfA in 2011. After reading through over 300 RfAs and doing a lot of other research into the different areas, I came to the conclusion that it was not broken. It's letting good candidates in and keeping bad candidates out. What needs work is its perception, so if there's a good PR firm out there who want to improve how RfA looks to the casual editor for free, please do contact me. Other things I managed to do on the subject of RfAs.

    On Adminship[edit]

    I currently hold a number of advanced permissions on the encyclopedia. I believe that there are responsibilities that come with those roles and I try to maintain the highest possible integrity in all matters. This is of course not always possible and if you feel that I am lacking as an administrator (or any advanced permission), I invite you to look at my recall process, shown below. Whilst I am an arbitrator, you may follow the same process for Arbitrator recall.

    Worm That Turned's recall process

    This recall process has three stages, discussion, petition and resignation. I will not consider multiple recall requests regarding the same incident.


    Any issue must be discussed with me either on my talk page or by email prior to petition. If you are unsatisfied with the result of the discussion, proceed to the next stage. A discussion should include at least one comment from me or a 24-hour period where I have not responded.


    Any editor may request recall by starting a numbered petition on my talk page. Editors may request recall for any reason, but are expected to do so civilly and in good faith. To trigger a resignation, a recall petition must be signed by at least 10 editors each having over 500 edits and over one month of tenure.

    I also allow for a counter-petition that I should not resign. A simple majority is required between the petition and counter-petition, to confirm the resignation.


    To allow time for cooling off and to facilitate discussion and compromise, petitions should remain open for seven days. Petitioners may strike out their signatures at any time. If at the end of the petition period the required threshold is met, then I will resign; otherwise, the recall fails. I reserve the right to re-run at RfA at any time.

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    Admin actions for Worm That Turned
    Type of action Percentage
    Deletion/Undeletion 620
    Block/Reblock 184
    Protection/Unprotection 66
    RevDel 254
    User rights 86
    My pile of awards

    Executive Director's barnstar[edit]

    Sue's barnstar.png Executive Director's Barnstar

    Hi Worm That Turned!

    I am hereby awarding you the Executive Director's Barnstar, to celebrate your many contributions to the English Wikipedia!

    You were recommended for the award by Maryana Pinchuk, who nominated you for being a "marvelous mentor" on the English Wikipedia. Maryana says that you've been an active adopter of new users in the Adopt-a-user program, you've been helpful at the Teahouse, and that you also work to sort through problems with people who've landed at AN/I or have otherwise gotten into conflicts in the community. She describes you as patient and kind and says you've spent countless hours composing lesson plans for Wikipedians-in-training (complete with barnstars for completing sections), including rewriting a lot of our garbled policy pages from scratch so that they're actually useable (for example, this page on copyright. I think Maryana first met you in person at a London meetup: she says you're just as lovely in person as you are on the wikis :-)

    The Executive Director's Barnstar is an award that I give out every now and then, created for me by my colleague Frank Schulenberg to celebrate and honour editors who are making a particularly significant contribution to the projects. In addition to the work that Maryana describes above, since joining the projects in 2007, you've made more than 13,661 edits on 11 projects, according to the user contributions page on the toolserver. Thank you so much for your contributions!

    If you, or anyone reading this, wants to nominate an editor for the ED Barnstar, please feel free to do it on my talk page. And thanks to Maryana at the Wikimedia Foundation, for making this nomination. Sue Gardner (talk) 20:01, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

    Congratulations on this one Worm! Ryan Vesey 20:55, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
    I also think this is incredibly well deserved :) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:17, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    If anyone deserves a barnstar from up high; it's WTT. Well done! Barts1a / Talk to me / Help me improve 00:22, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    Wow. I'm stunned, and much as I'd like to contradict the comments of my staplers... all I should really say is Thank you. WormTT(talk) 07:41, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    Well deserved!--RexRowan(Ninja signal) 08:10, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    Same, couldn't have been awarded to anyone better Jenova20 (email) 08:13, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    Just piling in here with the congratulations - it's good to see such a wise and helpful Wikipedian getting recognition for this work! PamD 11:44, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    Yay, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! Cheers, Shearonink (talk) 15:48, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    I'm a little late to the party, but I agree that WTT is definitely deserving. If the community created an RfC to determine the best overall Wikipedian around, WTT would probably get my vote. AutomaticStrikeout 04:27, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
    • Cool! Congrats Worm. Oh, also good work polishing AAU and well done putting forth Σ at RfA. Swarm X 04:40, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

    Again, thank you so much, coming back from a minor break and finding this still on my talk page, especially with all the other kind comments is very heartening. I really do appreciate it. WormTT(talk) 08:15, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

    Special Awards[edit]

    These awards really meant something

    Erdbeerteller01.jpg Have I told you how impressed I am by your mentorship activities? I'm not sure I have, but if I did, it is worth repeating. It may be ironic that I'm posting just as you have failed, but that's part of the point. Not all will be successful, and I think your recent attempt was very unlikely to succeed, and if it had succeeded, it would have required 100% of your energies for a long time. Some aren't suited for Wikipedia. I hope this recent instance doesn't diminish your enthusiasm for the mentor program. SPhilbrickT 14:35, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

    Louis I of Naples - Order of the Knot.jpg

    Hi WormTT,

    You may have already gathered that I'm not really into barnstars and Wikipedia's praise economy. However, when I am particularly struck by the decency and humanity of an editor's actions in the face of stressful conflict, I feel compelled to disregard my aversion. On such occasions, I turn to the Sword of Good Faith, which I believe has an honorable history in representing the rare ability to rise above the fray, and appreciate that at the other end of the optical cables, there is another human being. Throughout the KW RfC, you have behaved with great personal integrity. I was saddened to receive the email that you posted here, but impressed that the very next day you turned to reconciliation. Such fortitude in staying true to the purpose of Wikipedia in the face of adversity is precisely what the Sword of Good Faith recognises and it is a pleasure for me to express that recognition here. Geometry guy 00:09, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

    Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
    I have been silently watching WP:CVUA for a while now and wanted to recognize the excellent advisory work that you have done there, especially in the context of reformatting user roles. That is a project that currently suffers from a lack of credibility. I think you have gone a long way to put them on the right track toward establishing that credibility. Trusilver 20:16, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

    Four Award.svg Four Award
    Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Doom Bar. TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 14:08, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
    Full list of other awards


    Invisible Barnstar.png The Invisible Barnstar
    Good work on the self-contradictory articles! Rich Farmbrough, 20:17, 9 October 2010 (UTC).

    Bacon barnstar.png The Bacon Barnstar
    Great job with the bacon dishes article. Your the first person to get a bacon dish to GA(most bacon GA articles are cookbooks) and you deserve this Spongie555 (talk) 21:35, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

    Treble Clef Barnstar.png The Featured Sound Main Page Proposal Voter Barnstar
    I was truly humbled by the overwhelming community support for the recent proposal to place featured sounds on the main page. The proposal closed on Tuesday with 57 people in support and only 2 in opposition.

    It should take a few weeks for everything to get coded and tested, and once that is done the community will be presented with a mock up to assess on aesthetic appeal.

    Finally, I invite all of you to participate in the featured sounds process itself. Whether you're a performer, an uploader, or just come across a sound file you find top quality, and that meets the featured sound criteria, you can nominate it at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Featured sounds is also looking for people to help assess candidates (also at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates.)

    Thanks again for such a strong showing of support, and I hope to see you at featured sounds in the future.
    Sven Manguard Wha?
    Adam Cuerden (talk)
    (X! · talk)

    Not really a barnstar, but I thought the treble clef was nice to look at, and I'm never going to get one any other way.

    Adoption Barnstar 2.png The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
    To the worm that turned, who taught me a lot and will teach me a lot ~~With love; MikeyMand :)~~ (talk) 16:06, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
    A vandalism only account, so this isn't worth a lot, but it's the thought that counts.

    Ambassador Barnstar 117x111px.png Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar
    For mentoring a whole heap of students and doing a great job so far with all of them, bringing your own personal touch to it, I award you this Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar. Thanks! Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:35, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


    Dear Worm That Turned,

    Congratulations! As for being a great and helpful contributor to this project, you have been identified as a hero or heroine of Wikipedia. Thanks alot for all your good and helpful work to this project. You are an awesome Wikipedian to the project.

    Your username has appeared on this list.

    Good luck and happy editing.

    -Porchcrop (talk|contributions) 22:51, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

    Adoption Barnstar 2.png The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
    For undying patience and kindness in the face of ignorance and idiocy, and for making sure new folk stay, and keep the place nice. Clearly this template is now within my capabilities! Bennydigital (talk) 14:15, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

    Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    For your really kind note you left on my talk page, saying really kind things, that shall make my journey on Wikipedia worth the time :) Thank You Worm. MelbourneStar☆ (talk to me) 09:38, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

    120 Bacon WikiCup 2010 - 1st Place Trophy
    With your fantastic work and dedication in expanding bacon-related content during the Bacon Challenge 2011, you have been awarded the Bacon WikiCup 2011 1st Place Trophy for scoring the most points in and winning the Bacon WikiCup 2011 with a final score of 451. Congratulations, and thank you for your great work! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 09:02, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

    Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
    For scoring the most points in expanding articles (288 points to be exact) in the Bacon WikiCup 2011. Congratulations! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 09:02, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

    DYK Medal.svg The DYK Medal
    For scoring the most points in DYK work (83 points to be exact) in the Bacon WikiCup 2011. Congratulations! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 09:02, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

    Barnstar-abc.png The Helping Hand Barnstar
    I hereby award this barnstar to Worm That Turned for abundant good nature and helpfulness. FeydHuxtable (talk) 18:17, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

    Barnstar-abc.png The Helping Hand Barnstar
    Have this barnstar for not only reverting vandalism on my page but also helping me to design a new userpage. Check mine out!. Rsteilberg (talk) 15:37, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

    Adoption Barnstar 2.png The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
    Sorry this is a bit late, but here you are, for helping me to become a better user through your adoption program. Maybe in a while I would be ready to become an adopter myself. Rcsprinter (talk) 17:15, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

    Adoption Barnstar 2.png The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
    Thanks for not giving up on me even when i was stuck on copyright Jenova20 10:15, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
    The progress Jenova made, from ANI to productive editor is one of the achievements I'm most proud of.

    Wikipedia Motivation Award Wikipedia Motivation Award
    Good job with all the work you, Swarm, Oli/Pyfan, and Kudpung are doing on RFA reform 2011! (Oh, and have an early congratz on your to-be-successful RFA!) Reaper Eternal (talk) 17:20, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

    Adoption Barnstar 2.png The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
    Thank you for the considerable work you put into your adopt-a-user program. The information I learned about speedy deletion criteria was invaluable to my contributions on Wikipedia. Ryan Vesey (talk) 08:42, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

    Wikipedia Motivation Award Wikipedia Motivation Award
    At times of stress, breaking point etc. you've been there to help me out, calm me down, and point me back into the right direction. You've motivated me to continue on with the project, which I ultimately thank you for. So, Thank You Worm! -- MelbourneStar☆ (talk to me) 13:19, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

    Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
    Best editor The.thanker (talk) 01:56, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
    A sock puppet of a brand new user, but it's the thought that counts.

    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    Thanks for helping me! 13:42, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    For helping with the TWINKLE issue, I hereby award you this barnstar. Thank you for your help. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 09:31, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

    Halfstar Hires.png The Half Barnstar
    For your help and input with User:Zackaback... Atomician (talk) 18:07, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

    Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    For your ongoing and tireless work to make Wikipedia a more pleasant place to edit, I award you this barnstar. Sincerely, thank you! VQuakr (talk) 05:45, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

    Awarded to Worm That Turned, who reached round 2 in the 2011 WikiCup.

    Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
    For your efforts to resolve a delicate situation quickly, quietly and with good faith. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 18:10, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

    Eraser Barnstar Hires.png The Eraser Barnstar
    Thanks for not just telling me how to properly delete articles but also by doing the work aswell! You earned this Dave! Jenova20 12:45, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

    Starhalf.png The Half Barnstar
    For working well through a difficult dispute at BLT and ending up with a better article for it, I award you and Kiefer.Wolfowitz a barnstar! Jayron32 23:17, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

    Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
    Congratulations on your excellent performance in the election. In retrospect I would have preferred you over AGK, and rue my mistake. Good luck with RfA Reform. I trust that you shall run again next year. Sincerely,  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 21:31, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    thanks for doing this. Walter55024 (talk) 22:19, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

    Such a shame that I had to block him, he'll make a great editor one day.

    Adoption Barnstar 2.png The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
    By the way, I decided to award you this Barnstar as a show of my appreciation for your help with my Wikipedia career, teaching me to be a better and more fulfilled editor. Your adopt-a-user programme (as far as I've looked ahead) is informative and engaging, and a valuable asset for both your adoptees and by extension Wikipedia as a whole. I have noticed several of your past adoptees around, (User:Rcsprinter was the first one I noticed) and they have been notably among the better editors around. Gilderien Talk|Contribs 21:38, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

    Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    For the basic kindness and humanity with which you treat all of your fellow editors Cloveapple (talk) 18:13, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

    LGBT-Barnstar1.png The LGBT Barnstar
    Thanks for going out of your way as a mentor to help me when you can and helping to up the quality and neutrality of LGBT articles. Thanks from me and the community! Jenova20 09:12, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

    Thankyouforyourhelpaward1.jpg A Personal Thank You Award
    I would like to thank Worm That Turned for fixing my Barnstar wall of fame section, and giving it a well earned improvement. WesleyMouse 13:35, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

    Lots of barnstars.png For being a wonderful teacher and a great role model
    You are the best! MathewTownsend (talk) 15:43, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

    Adoption Barnstar 2.png The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
    "The Adopt-a-User Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians who go above and beyond as adopters or in improving the Adopt-a-User program"

    I honestly did not think too much of it at the start - did not really think it would help me too much either. I was very wrong. Dave, I'd like to thank you for finally adopting me, yes, it's taken a whole year and a month but I feel like I have finally achieved something, and that's being adopted by an experienced editor, and learning so much about the policies and guidlines of Wikipedia! I cannot say how much sorry I am that it took this long...I'm a slow learner, as you may have noticed, and procrastination does not help at all. I believe I am (maybe?) your youngest adoptee to have passed and graduated, which is an honor (and just think, if you've adopted me, you can adopt anyone! Face-smile.svg) -- MSTR (Chat Me!) 13:04, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

    Barnstar of Integrity Hires.png The Barnstar of Integrity
    "The Barnstar of Integrity may be awarded to those editors who have shown to be a person of integrity and honor. Or, more simply, a stand-up guy/gal"

    Something that I should have given you ages ago, but now is just fine. You Dave, are a model editor - an editor that everyone should look up to, even take a page from you. You have an impeccable, admirable and impressive integrity and honor. -- MSTR (Chat Me!) 13:04, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    "This barnstar, the first on Wikipedia, is given to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated."

    I hope this barnstar hasn't been overused for you, but, I'd like to just remind you, that yes, your hard work is seen and is always appreciated. -- MSTR (Chat Me!) 13:04, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

    Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
    I noticed that the idea of starting an adoption-school is actually yours (If I m not mistaken). Also this was your brainchild which was an great idea. These 2 were really good things that you started so for you efforts... →¡TheSpecialUser!TalkContributions 07:29, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

    Compass barnstar.png The Guidance Barnstar
    I really appreciate you input. I will incorporate your advice into my work. Here is a token of my appreciation.. The Determinator p t c 04:34, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

    Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
    Thank you very much. You deserve it. Egeymi (talk) 17:38, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    For being a great friend, a good adoptee and for being understanding. Thanks Dave, for everything! Keep up the good work! Swifty*talk 20:23, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

    Teahouse Barnstar Hires.png Teahouse Barnstar
    I, Sarah, hereby award you, WormTT, the Teahouse Barnstar for your valued participation in the Teahouse pilot. Thank you for your opinions, thoughts, skills, and help with the project! I look forward to your continued participation at the Teahouse and thanks for all you do to make Wikipedia the invaluable resource it is! Sarah (talk) 00:40, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    I thereby award you with this Admins's Barnstar for closing this long RFC. Keep up the good work. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 16:24, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

    Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
    For taking quick action to protect your fellow editors.. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:25, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

    Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    I can't believe you still haven't reached burnout yet. I hope your adoption course is doing well. —cyberpower ChatOffline 11:20, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

    Swingline-stapler.jpg Stapler/autocorrect award
    Autocorrect fail of the day! Have a stapler! Jenova20 (email) 13:15, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

    Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
    Brilliant. TAP 09:46, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    For dragging me out of that edit war. Electric Catfish 16:41, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

    Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg support
    Thank you for your generous support wherever it's needed, adopting mentees, proposing candidates, supporting them ("a knack for saying the right thing and getting stuff done"), helping fellow editors to get out of WP:Great Dismal Swamp, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:19, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    Gotta hand it to you mate. Yeah, who'se gonna be next? Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 13:04, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    Ugh... Arcandam just walked right into that one. Don't let them get you down; looking at just some of what was posted I can safely say that was a good block! Barts1a / Talk to me / Help me improve 08:40, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

    Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
    Thank you for separating my conjunctive twins.  RexRowan  Talk  18:13, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    For all of the help that you have given me recently. I greatly appreciate it and it's great to have you as my mentor! Thank you! Electric Catfish 00:13, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

    Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
    For your great proposal on WT: CVUA! Electric Catfish 20:50, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

    AutomotiveBarnstar.png The Automotive Barnstar
    ...But you are deserving Dave! You go above and beyond just mentoring your foster kids and teach them everything they need. And Citroen C3 Picasso wouldn't be a good article without you around. Thanks Jenova20 (email) 11:58, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

    Civility Barnstar Hires.png Civility Award
    The fact that you managed to respond with civility to that sort of language from that sort of person is a credit to you. Few would have responded the same way. You have my thanks and my respect. Stalwart111 (talk) 00:32, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

    Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
    Won't tell a soul... Yunshui  10:43, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

    Walhalla aussen.jpg AutomaticStrikeout's Hall of Fame Barnstar
    Worm That Turned, it is my pleasure to inform you that I am inducting you into my Hall of Fame. I have developed a very good impression of you and consider you possibly the best editor on the English Wikipedia. I hope you will find this to be encouraging and I give you my best wishes that you will continue to be a fabulous editor and admin here for years to come! AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 18:29, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

    Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
    Congratulations on getting in ArbCom! You sure had my vote and a lot of other people's too. Hopefully you'll work well in a team with the other arbs, so here's the Teamwork Barnstar in advance to ensure good turnouts. :) Rcsprinter (post) No, I'm Santa Claus! @ 19:38, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

    GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
    Thanks for your efforts to bring Richard Rennison to good article status! Khazar2 (talk) 13:30, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

    Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Mr. Worm, I don't know you very well but from what I have seen I can say that you live on morsels of Wikipedia articles, Adoptions and what not... A token of my gratitude... Ajayupai95 (talk) 14:58, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    Belated congratulations on being elected to the Arbitration Committee! öBrambleberry of RiverClan 01:56, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

    Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
    Thanks for the piece on microgrants - I hope it will inspire others. My in-laws lived just by the Doom Bar fro over twenty years and my kids kept digging at it to make sandcastles! I love the beer too! Jon Davies (WMUK) (talk) 11:40, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

    Vitruvian Barnstar.png The Arbitrator's Barnstar
    I seem to be in the minority, but I still have faith in the ArbCom, and that is in no small part due to you being on it. Thank you for what you have submitted yourself to, and I hope, for the sake of you and for the sake of the encyclopedia as a whole, that things calm down and everyone can get back to building content. Thank you for your work. A grateful Go Phightins! 19:30, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

    Posterior Hip Muscles 3.PNG Ye 'ole Broken Tuchusref Barnstar
    For your extended efforts, and breaking yon Gluteus maximus (your backside, behind, butt, rear-end - OK "Busting Ass") to maintain the drama levels of Wikipedia, Ched would like to award you (da Worm) the Broken Tuchus Barnstar.

    Gold Medal.svg Good as gold!
    Even before you were an arb, you had gained a place on the list of my most respected editors. Not only have you served Wikipedia well in two of our most contentious positions (adminship and arbship), but you have managed to do quite a bit of quality content work as well, as noted above. Furthermore, your prolific adopt–a–user program should not be overlooked and neither should your efforts with regards to RfA. For all you do, I am pleased to present you with the Golden Editor Award! AutomaticStrikeout (TCSign AAPT) 14:46, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

    Real Life Barnstar.jpg The Real Life Barnstar
    For your outstanding leadership of the Oldham Library training event. You were excellent, and I hope to see you putting your skills to use again in the near future! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:02, 30 April 2013 (UTC)


    Faber Castell Erasers.jpg Award
    for no reason Puffin Let's talk! 12:08, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

    Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg You will need this for all the work needed mopping. I'm sorry that I missed your recent RfA, but congratulations are in order. Bearian (talk) 17:30, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

    Kitten (06) by Ron.jpg
    Missed your RfA but found this kitten - her name is Congratulations and she belongs to you. Plutonium27 (talk) 00:57, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

    GSUSA All Abouts Thank you.JPG Thank you for your support
    Thank you very much for your support on my RfA. I shall endeavor to meet your and the community's expectations as an admin. Qwyrxian (talk) 07:58, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

    Cheeseburger.png Everything's resolved. I hope all is forgiven. Sorry for the mix-up. Belugaboycup of tea? 16:36, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

    A small cup of coffee.JPG Hey WTT you probably already saw but just a quick thanks for watching my back :) User:Goldblooded (Talk/Discuss)(Complain) 16:58, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

    Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Hi Worm That Turned! I just wanted to stop by and say "great work" at your adoption work. Thanks for putting so much time into Wikipedia, and making it a welcoming place. SarahStierch (talk) 00:58, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

    Export hell seidel steiner.png My turn to take a break. Dunno how long it will last, but I need to wean myself off the Wikidrug. You know how to get me if you need. Cheers! Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:12, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

    Export hell seidel steiner.png Welcome back!

    Have a beer and get back to your wonderful editing-work! -- MSTR (Chat Me!) 09:09, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

    Kitten in a helmet.jpg

    "Worm, you are wonderful! " :) loved seeing that at the Teahouse this morning!! You are!!

    Sarah (talk) 16:50, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

    LGBT Ribbon.png...Since you already have the LGBT Barnstar, i present you the LGBT Ribbon. Thanks a lot for your work today (and every other day). Jenova20 (email) 14:25, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

    Wilbur the pug.jpg Life is a bitch, and then you die. If you can get a couple nice days in there then that's brilliant. Maybe looking at this pug will cheer you up on this nice sunny thursday? Jenova20 (email) 10:56, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

    Erdbeerteller01.jpg Hello Sir.

    My name is arun kumar sharma. I am an INDIAN. I am highly interested in the military and military aviation and i am also very knowledgeable about it. So i want to become an administrator in wikipedia to get some essential rights which are required for me to editing and doing some other task. I swear that i will help to increase the reputation of the wikipedia. So sir, please nominate me for adminship and i will provide my 100 % efforts to improve the wikipedia. Thank You Sir. Please eat these strawberries these tastes good. Thank You again Sir. Arun sharma 101 17:10, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

    Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for that, you're a hero. Yunshui  13:45, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

    Doom Bar On Tour, Marazion, Cornwall.jpg A beer on me!
    I got bored of blocking spam accounts and deleting nonsense today; thought I'd drop you a pint since we haven't communicated in a while. Enjoy!
    Now, back to clearing out CAT:CSD... Yunshui  14:00, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

    Too many in one day[edit]

    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    This barnstar is for helping me out with my commitment key. —cyberpower ChatLimited Access 11:06, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
    Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    This barnstar is for your kindness, sternness, and helpfulness. —cyberpower ChatLimited Access 11:07, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
    Erdbeerteller01.jpg After this, you must be famished. So, have a bowl of fresh, organic, strawberries for being such a good friend. —cyberpower ChatLimited Access 11:08, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
    Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
    For not losing your cool at my rather questionable actions and calmly explaining the error of my ways; I would like to give you this. Barts1a / Talk to me / Help me improve 11:31, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    For getting 5 barnstars in a single day. ;) —cyberpower ChatLimited Access 13:11, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
    Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
    An even 6. For your help over the last few days and for the most eloquent (another superlative) email I have ever received.P.S. my PayPal details are in the email I just sent you. :) Gilderien Talk|Contribs 21:07, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

    Admin treats[edit]

    Admin T-shirt.svg
    Blue Admin T-shirt.png

    Good job, and since you got adminship on 2-for-1 day... --The Σ talkcontribs 22:14, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

    Wikipedia Administrators Award.svg ☆ New Administrator ☆
    Congratulations I hereby award you, Worm, for successfully becoming a new Wikipedia Administartor!

    With over 120 supporters, you have got to be proud!

    Keep up the excellent work! You will do great as an administrator, as you have always done as an editor. -- MelbourneStar☆ (talk to me) 12:29, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


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