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Hi there, I'm Damien Linnane, previously known on here as Freikorp. I am originally from Sydney, Australia and have been editing Wikipedia since 2008. My editing seems to be spread between improving articles that interest me and also filling gaps in the literature where I see them. I am nearly finished completing a master's degree, do graphite portraits by commission and also work as a writer. Among other things I've sold several opinion pieces to 10 daily, and have also had a crime novel, Scarred, traditionally published.
Listed below is all the content I successfully brought to good or featured status. Articles in bold were also created by me. Flags indicate languages my work has been translated into.
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow the Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown upon you for your work in the areas of DYK, GA and FA. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of articles you'd worked on. Keep it up! Harriastalk 15:31, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations on receiving the Alexander the Great Edition Triple Laurel Crown. From games to films, you've served Wikipedia well. Way to reach such an incredible milestone! Nomader (talk) 17:33, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
WikiProject Australia triple crown G'day mate. 'Ere's yer triple crown. Sorry it's late, but yer get a free wombat. Enjoy.
Over 52,000 edits with 80% in mainspace. 38 Good articles, 13 Featured articles, 3 Featured lists, and 130 Good Article Reviews. Has uploaded 54 images and created 66 DYK's. Contributor to all facets of content creation. Received a Million Award, 1 Three-Quarter Million Award and 3 Quarter Million Awards. Other prestigious awards include: 50 DYK Expansion Medal, the Standard Triple Crown, the Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown, the WikiProject Video games Triple Crown, the Alexander the Great Edition Triple Laurel Crown, the WikiProject Australia triple crown, and the Awesome Wikipedian Award.
Excellent editing, for taking up a job all others-myself included-passed up as too difficult. On top of that, a suitable and yet fun username inspired by the German inter-war period. Once again I congratulate you for the magnitude of your magnificent work. Thank you and all the best, 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:17, 25 January 2015 (UTC) (Matty.007 logged out)
The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for your hard work on 2011 White House shooting and congrats on its promotion to GA status! I was pleasantly surprised to see someone turn a stub into a quality article so quickly. Keep up the great work! --Another Believer(Talk) 15:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
For completing 3 reviews during April–June 2015, on behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Military history reviewers' award. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 10:19, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
On behalf of the WikiProject Military history coordinators, I hereby award you the Wikistripe for your contribution of 3 FA, A-Class, Peer and GA reviews during the period July to September 2015. Well done! Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 10:47, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
This may be months old, but I still want to congratulate you on successfully promoting Don't Say You Me to FA! Take this barnstar, you deserve it! Erick (talk) 16:37, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Thanks for all of your invaluable help with my nomination of Holy Wood over at featured article candidates. You really went above and beyond the pale of a simple reviewer. It would never have happened without you! You're an awesome Wikipedian! Homeostasis07 (talk) 21:50, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
I think it is extraordinary that you decided to do the work to develop List of deaths from drug overdose and intoxication and interesting for all of Wikipedia that you defined a precedent for bringing a dynamic list to featured article status. You addressed some excellent criticism and started conversations which I expect others will read to replicate what you have done. Thanks for what you did. Blue Rasberry (talk) 00:20, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
The Jill Valentine FAC is one of the most daunting (in fact, actually the most daunting) FACs I have seen. It is so incredible and amazing to see you keeping up with so many comments. I hope this cup of tea would relax you in your journey to making it an FAC. Have a great rest of the day! Adityavagarwal (talk) 14:07, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
The Guidance Barnstar
Freikorp, I can't thank you enough for your assistance in helping me achieve my first good article. It was quite a task but it's given me a confidence boost in improving other VG character articles in the future. Thanks again!! sixtynine• speak up • 15:46, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Good job on getting DJ AM to FA status. It was really interesting to know about such a tragic figure. FrB.TG (talk) 14:45, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For taking the time to go through all my GANs. Thanks! JOEBRO64 21:29, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
I'm awarding this to you for your outstanding contributions to Wikipedia, as well as for reviewing my GANs. You really make Wiki a better place! Best regards; Cartoon network freak (talk) 17:05, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
The Purple Barnstar
I can think of no one on this entire site who deserves this barnstar more than you do. The fact that you endured months of belligerence and borderline harassment at both of Jill Valentine's FAC's and the later peer review, and that you never once lost your cool—I'm in awe! Bravo! I've been depressed about how the whole saga ended, so I've taken it upon myself to adopt Jill Valentine. I'm nearly done with the article, and hope to renominate it at FAC in a couple of weeks. ;) Homeostasis07 (talk) 01:54, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
The 2017 Cure Award
In 2017 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.
The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your help with the GAN reviews. I have a lot of respect for you as an editor/contributor and it is always great to work with you. Aoba47 (talk) 20:51, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
22.214.171.124 has given you a puppy!Thanks for taking my concerns and nitpicks about the article on Ms Dhu in the spirit they were intended, to help protect the article against future challenges and to embed it better within Wikipedia. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:44, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
The Feather Barnstar
The work done by you on numerous articles and promoting them to GAs and FAs is stupendous, so this barnstar that you deserve is a signature of your commendable work! Adityavagarwal (talk) 20:10, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
Congrats. Jill Valentine is now a Featured Article! It ended up being an amazingly easy process, once a certain user finally ceased their campaign of multi-page harassment and badgering in an obvious attempt at trying to frustrate me into abandoning the article, like a certain other user did to you during the last peer review. But enough about those trolls. Forever! ;) Hopefully this brings as much closure to you as it did to me... in that neither of us have any excuse to interact with those alleged people for the rest of our editing lives. =) Homeostasis07 (talk/contributions) 01:57, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much for processing Triple Crown nominations since April 2015! (yep, I checked – April 9, 2015 to be exact) It may feel mundane and thankless at times, but know that your efforts there do not go unnoticed. —Bloom6132 (talk) 11:30, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
Did You Know
7 February 2013
... that the founder of the Dami Mission church predicted the world would end on October 28, 1992, but used donations from his followers to purchase bonds that did not mature until after that date?