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I, Durova, award Wikipedia's triple crown to Blood Red Sandman for exceptional contributions to Template:Did you know, good articles, and featured content. You have my sincere thanks for tireless efforts to improve the encyclopedia. DurovaCharge! 04:08, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

First off, on Wikipedia I am only what I choose to be; that is to say, I will not reveal anything about my real world identity (I will say stuff of only trivial interest, though, if you actually feel the urge to ask something ;-). I feel that who I am in the real world should have no bearing on who I am on Wikipedia. However, I do feel that if people want to explain away who they really are, then they should feel free to do so; I feel that's a personal choice.

I will say that the areas I mainly work in on Wikipedia are not in any way anything I have a professional connection to; I am strictly just a keen amateur. My main interest is in disasters and accidents, how we can prevent their occurrence, and how to prevent reoccurrence of those that are not averted. Within that, my main specialty is in aviation accidents and incidents, and from there I have developed an interest in aviation as a whole. Other possible areas that I may one day work in are in natural sciences, particularly with regards to invertebrates. We'll see.

Finally, I leave you with a paradox. An IP changed my user page vandalism counter up one. Obviously, that makes it inaccurate. However, in making it inaccurate, it has become an act of vandalism... Good, huh? It got enough of a laugh outta me that I just left it there, and haven't bothered warning the user, either. Not that other vandals will be so lucky!!!!


  The Original Barnstar
Awarded to Blood Red Sandman for creating articles on disasters the quality of which are nothing like the subject matter. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 05:47, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

The Civility Barnstar of Concordia

I must award you with the Civility Barnstar, because you have been civil, hence the name. You have gotten this 'star because you complimented my page. I've decided to return the favor. Enjoy the 'star, and have a happy New Year - The RSJ Sign my book 18:28, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

  The Society Barnstar
This barnstar goes to Blood Red Sandman, a great contributor to Disaster-related articles on Wikipedia. You've produced some great DYK's, and have made great improvements on existing articles. Keep up the great work, man, and remember that your contributions are always appreciated on Wikipedia. Nishkid64 01:14, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I am awarding you this WikiCookie for your constructive edits on Wikipedia--LAAFan 16:23, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For all your hard work on geting those vandals Cocoaguy 従って contribstalk 02:02, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

  Barnstar of National Merit
Thank you for your hard work to improve Adam Air Flight 574 article that has been recognized by the Wikipedia community as a Good Article. On behalf of the WikiProject Indonesia, terima kasih. — Indon (reply) — 11:48, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar

I award this Barnstar to Blood Red Sandman for freakin' backing me up..--Pupster21 19:44, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work all through on 1991 Hamlet chicken processing plant fire.
  The Admin's Barnstar
For doing good, better, best adimn works (i'm not an admin) --Extra999 (Contact me) 17:28, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
 This editor is a Veteran Editor
and is entitled to display this
Iron Editor Star.

--Extra999 (Contact me + contribs) 15:51, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

 This user is a member of WikiProject Aviation.
This user is proud to be Scottish.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Shipwrecks
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Scotland.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Fire Service.
vn-13This user page has been vandalized 13 times.
9,000+This user has made more than 9,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
 This user helped promote 10 good articles on Wikipedia.