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Hello there. I started editing Wikipedia as an anon in February 2008, and I opened this account the following month. My specialty on Wikipedia is improving sport-related articles, and you can often find me editing pages on my favorite teams and players. Most of my edits are small formatting fixes, including improved reference formatting and Manual of Style compliance. You might know me from my history at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates, where I once attempted to review all articles on sports that came along. I haven't been as active there lately, but still have an occasional review or two in me. I like to think that my reviews have helped raise the level of recently promoted sports featured articles.

Featured list candidates is another place where you can find me. After pushing some lists to featured status, I became a director of the featured list process in early 2011. I frequently close candidates, and am responsible for choosing lists that appear in the Today's featured list section of the Main Page. My skill in writing original prose was not great at first, but has improved over time. I've started numerous articles, some of which have appeared in the Did you know section on the Main Page. A few articles I've written have reached good article status, and I was even able to get a couple to become featured. I also have a (little-used) account on Wikimedia Commons, which can be found here, and clean up vandalism on Wikidata when I spot it in articles on my watchlist. I'll see you around, and long live David Tyree!

Featured articlesEdit

Good articlesEdit

Featured listsEdit

DYK nominationsEdit

Also see User:Giants2008/DYK

Articles createdEdit

See User:Giants2008/Articles created

Barnstars, awards, and other nice thingsEdit

  The Barnstar of Recovery
For hard work to keep Wayne Gretzky at Featured Article status, I award Giants2008 this barnstar. GaryColemanFan (talk) 06:16, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
  The Reviewers Award
To Giants2008,
For your excellent work at Featured article candidates during May, thank you for the solid reviews of articles this month and for your thorough work towards helping promote Wiki's finest work. As a relative newcomer at FAC, your reviews have made a difference and have been noticed; please keep up the good work!
SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:24, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
I don't know how often you get one of these, but for your hard work at FAC and FLC I think you deserve as much as you can get. Apterygial 02:30, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
  The Half Barnstar
You were a cooperative partner and did great work on List of Minnesota Vikings seasons. I don't know how much help I would have been on a Giants article. Cheers! KV5 (TalkPhils) 00:38, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For List of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. 'Nuff said! KV5 (TalkPhils) 19:46, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
  The Reviewers Award
Thanks for reviewing articles on the "FAC Urgents" list - you are helping us ensure that all articles are properly reviewed at FAC! Awadewit (talk) 18:07, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
  Thank You
For your excellent and wonderful contributions at Wikipedia:Featured Article Candidates during the month of December 2009. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:01, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
  Like a Box of Chocolates...
... your contributions at Wikipedia:Featured Article Candidates during the month of January 2010 are greatly appreciated. Ealdgyth - Talk 01:43, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank You
For your excellent and wonderful contributions at Wikipedia:Featured Article Candidates during the month of February 2010, you're truly a star! Ealdgyth - Talk 15:52, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Dear Giants2008, I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Day, and that 2009 brings further success and happiness! ~ YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 05:07, 2 January 2009 (UTC)


I saw from here that it's been exactly one year since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 21:33, 19 March 2009 (UTC)   thank you for ion advance for taking the time to do this. I appreciate your efforts! Ikip 20:13, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

  <font=3> Thanks for your source comments for Exelon Pavilions, which is now a Featured article, and for all you do on Wikipedia!
.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) and Ruhrfisch ><>°° 20:32, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
  The WikiCup 2010 Ribbon of Participation
Awarded to Giants2008, for participation in the 2010 WikiCup. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 08:57, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
  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)
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  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For your helpful review suggestions and feedback in the FAC review of 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final I award you this barnstar. Thank you for taking the time to identify ways the article could be improved which helped get the article promoted. SkotyWATC 02:44, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
The Multiple Barnstar
For your efforts in assessing the condition of List of Major League Baseball players from Australia and providing constructive and ultimately necessary criticism thereof, I hereby award you the Reviewer Barnstar. That your efforts resulted in the promotion of the first Australian- and baseball-specific content to Featured status, I hereby award you one of the first three Australian Baseball Barnstars.  Afaber012  (talk)  21:12, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Awarded to Giants2008, who reached round 2 in the 2011 WikiCup.
  The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
I award you this medal as your contributions to Wikipedia have resulted in twenty-five of your newly created or expanded articles (most on sports subjects) appearing on the Main page in the "Did you know?" section. You are a real asset to the encyclopedia! Moonraker (talk) 03:49, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
  The Good Article Barnstar
Thanks Giants2008 for helping to promote Doc Adams to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 08:50, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Doc Adams. TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 04:34, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
  Thanks so much for your comments for List of Awake episodes, and for promoting it to FL! You do this for tons of lists/articles, and are an awesome Wikipedian. You deserve one of my homemade brownies :) Lol TBrandley 04:46, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
  The Reviewers Award
Thanks for the hard work you do at FLC, and in particular for your help with Ronald Reagan filmography. – Sir Lionel, EG(talk) 10:58, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
  Joe Lillard is now a Good Article
Congrats! The article you nominated Joe Lillard was just promoted to Good Article status! Great job to all of your hard work!
TBrandley 23:42, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
  The Amazing User Barnstar
Congratulations, Giants2008! I have decided to award you this barnstar because of your simply excellent contributions to the English Wikipedia. Thank you very much for all of your hard work here. You truly deserve this, and please enjoy it. Cheers! TBrandley 05:18, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
  The Holidays are coming up... enjoy this lovely brownie as your first treat! Statυs (talk) 02:35, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  Happy New Year 2013
I wish you a Happy New Year for 2013 :-) AARONTALK 09:31, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Couldn't make it earlier, anyway, Happy New Year now!

Zia Khan 04:57, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

  Best wishes for the New Year!
Wishing you and yours a joyous, healthful, and productive 2013!

Please accept a belated thank you for the well wishes upon my retirement as FAC delegate this year, and apologies for the false alarm of my first—and hopefully last—retirement; the well wishes extended me were most kind, but I decided to return, re-committed, when another blocked sock was revealed as one of the factors aggravating the FA pages this year.

Maintaining standards in featured content requires vigilance, dedication and knowledge of people like you, who are needed; thanks for all you do in here! Somehow, somehow we never ever seem to do nothin' completely nice and easy, but here's hoping that 2013 will see a peaceful road ahead and a return to the quality and comaraderie that defines the FA process, with the help of many dedicated Wikipedians!

SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:54, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow the Triple Crown upon Giants2008 for your sporty contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FA. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:36, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
 This user helped promote the article Joe Lillard to good article status.

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to thank you for your editorial contributions to Joe Lillard, which has recently become a GA. --TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:52, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations! For your support of the William Robinson Brown FAC, you have received a pony! Ponies are cute, intelligent, cuddly, friendly (most of the time, though with notable exceptions), promote good will, encourage patience, and enjoy carrots. Treat your pony with respect and he will be your faithful friend! Montanabw(talk) 23:10, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

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  The Special Barnstar
For your valuable comments that significantly helped me to promote List of Academy Awards for Walt Disney, to Featured List status. Surge_Elec (talk) 09:03, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations! For your comprehensive FAC review of Oxbow (horse), you have received a pony! Ponies are cute, intelligent, cuddly, friendly (most of the time, though with notable exceptions), promote good will, encourage patience, and enjoy carrots. Treat your pony with respect and he will be your faithful friend! Montanabw(talk) 18:11, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

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  The Running Man Barnstar
For outstanding work on the Wayne Gretzky article over a long time.

-- EMP (talk 00:05, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

  The Seattle Sounders FC Barnstar
For your help reviewing and suggesting improvements to 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on it's way to becoming a featured article. Thank you!. SkotyWATC 17:37, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 15:28, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
  A very happy Christmas and New Year to you!  

May 2013 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / SchroCat (talk) 20:39, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!
This greeting (and season) promotes WikiLove and hopefully this note has made your day a little better. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person.

Happy New Year! — ΛΧΣ21 Call me Hahc21 21:04, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Happy New Year!
Hello Giants2008:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, BusterD (talk) 06:27, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year 2014}} to user talk pages with a friendly message.
  The Editor's Barnstar
For all your awesome work on sports related articles I, AaronY, award you this barnstar. AaronY (talk) 01:54, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

teams and players
Thank you for quality articles on your your "favorite teams and players", such as Doc Adams and List of New York Giants seasons, for attempting "to review all articles on sports that came along" for FA (such as William Robinson Brown), for tirelessly maintaining article quality by adding citations and removing spam, for serving as a director of the featured list process, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:55, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

A very happy Christmas and New Year to you!  

May 2014 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / SchroCat (talk) 09:41, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Awarded for participating in the 2015 WikiCup. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 19:34, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
A very happy Christmas and New Year to you!  

May 2016 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / – SchroCat (talk) 16:11, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

To You and Yours!

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 16:54, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings
Tomorrow will be 47 years to the day that Apollo 8 launched.
A very happy holidays to you! --Godot13 (talk) 02:58, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
  Happy New Year!
There are things that are sometimes left undone and there are things that can be left sometimes unsaid. There are things that can be sometimes left unsaid, but wishing someone like you can’t ever be left, so I take this moment to wish you and your loved ones a joyous and wonderful New Year. Cartoon network freak (talk) 10:37, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
  Hi, Giants2008. Wow, that was quick! Congratulations on a smooth promotion to Featured Article status for History of the New York Yankees. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 05:34, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Precious again, your history of one of the most successful teams in North American sports and the "almost three years of editing to bring the article to this point"!

Two years ago ...
teams and players
... you were recipient
no. 1020 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!
  The Superstar Award
For your laudable efforts in helping promote Rajinikanth filmography to FL status and timely help in making it a TFA! Vensatry (talk) 13:58, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 02:01, 27 December 2016 (UTC)  

Three years!
  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2018!
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Glorious, Prosperous New Year! God bless!    — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 10:34, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

...to you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:22, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

  Merry Christmas!
Wishing you warmth and joy throughout this holiday season and a very Happy New Year! -dawnleelynn(talk) 22:43, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  The Surreal Barnstar
Had to do this… couldn’t resist it.

You’ve done a magnificent job on the time you’ve spent editing and protecting Wikipedia. I hope and pray you succeed greatly in your life. Surge_Elec (talk) 21:26, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

  The Article Rescue Barnstar
Thanks for rolling up yer sleeves on baseball to help it keep its shiny star! Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:29, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Four years!
Five years!
  Merry Christmas Giants2008

Hi Giants2008, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a happy New Year. Thanks for all your contributions to Wikipedia this year
   – Kosack (talk) 09:53, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Faithful friends who are dear to us
... gather near to us once more.

May your heart be light

and your troubles out of sight,

now and in the New Year.

SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:12, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

  The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Good work! --evrik (talk) 23:54, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial triple crown jewels upon Giants2008 for hitting some home runs on some baseball articles in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Well done, Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:29, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
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