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Girth Summit
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MeEdit

I am Scottish, but live in York. Early in my career I worked as a marine geophysicist, working in offshore/nearshore engineering projects in various far-flung (and near-flung) parts of the world. Tired of the constant travel, I retrained, and now work on dry land, teaching English, maths, history and coding to small people.

Girth Summit is a pseudonym. Girth is a nickname I go by in real life, and Summit is a reference to mountains, which I enjoy climbing when I can find the time. For more discussion of my username, click here.

I have an alternate account, Girth Sockit. I don't generally edit with it, I use it to remind me what editing Wikipedia is like when you don't have a bunch of scripts and advanced permissions, so I can give better advice to new editors.

Useful links and wotnotEdit

How to edit: Jytdog's 'How' guide Tutorial Adventure Student Training
Training: CVUA NPP School WP:NPPSORT
Counter vandalism: New User 500 AIV UAA User warning templates Pending Changes
NPP: WP:AfD Flowchart NPP Browser Earwig's COPYVIO tool
IRC: Revdel/Oversight IRC Channel Huggle IRC Channel English Wikipedia IRC channel
Working Space: William Dick of Braid DYK QPQ Sources
Misc: User:Girth Summit/watchlist beta AfD Status Logs: CSD PROD Draftify DS Alerts
Handy: Self Promotion User:JzG/Predatory commons:Commons:Hirtle chart Find missing pics


Wikipedia vandalism information
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Moderate to high level of vandalism.

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5.78 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 19:00, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

ArticlesEdit

Stuff I wrote myself

Churches

Bridges

Monuments

Miscellaneous buildings

Biographies

Stuff I wrote in collaboration with others

Churches

Miscellaneous buildings

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VanityEdit

Shiny
 
I am pleased to award the Triple Crown to Girth Summit for their fantastic contributions. Keep up the good work! Damien Linnane (talk) 03:22, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Margaret Macpherson Grant. Gog the Mild (talk) 17:46, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  The Featured Article Medal
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this special, very exclusive award created just for these few, these happy few, this band of brothers who have shed sweat, tears, and probably blood in order to be able to proudly claim "I too have taken an article to Featured status". Gog the Mild (talk) 22:39, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
  The Admin's Barnstar
Thanks for the PP on Jaboukie Young-White, I was on the fence about asking for it and you went ahead and just got the job done. Proves to show that the mop is in good hands. Ifnord (talk) 20:47, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

teaching about historic buildings

Thank you for quality articles about historic buildings such as St Margaret's Church, Aberlour, Coxton Tower and St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Buckie, for expert reviewing, helping out newcomers and for kind advice, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for encouragement me to work on this with you, and in the process reminding me why I'm here, at a time when I really needed it. Next stop: GA! Levivich 01:49, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
  The Good Article Barnstar
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this barnstar in recognition of your classy Good Article Coxton Tower. More please. Gog the Mild (talk) 18:20, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
  CVU Anti-Vandalism Award
This is for your outstanding performance in saving Wikipedia from the harmful threats of vandalism. I appreciate your efforts and hardwork. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 11:26, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
For going that extra mile to help out. Whispyhistory (talk) 17:55, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Your recent advice to Willwill0415 has been both valuable and kind. GorillaWarfare (talk) 07:06, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You are doing a very good job keeping this place clean keep it up Cedric White (talk) 17:33, 4 February 2019 (UTC)}
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
This is for your valuable efforts for countering Vandalism and protecting Wikipedia from it's threats. I appreciate your effort. You are a defender of Wikipedia. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 10:55, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
I do not know what to give you. You are a good teacher. I just read your and Aryan's whole training conversation. Good job man.
Sincerely,
Masum Rezatalk 09:10, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Good Humor
For making a sincere effort to welcome someone to Wikipedia and engage constructively. Very impressed. Mrspaceowl (talk) 19:42, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for mentoring me. Sincerely, Masum Reza 10:39, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Hey, Girth, thanks for helping us out on the Knights of St. John International Page-- it's a work-in-progress for us, and your assistance helped out a lot, thank you! DHalleaux (talk) 13:01, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Integrity
Congratulations and thanks for all you did and will do in support to users dealing with complicated situations. No need to add further details, you know very well how great was your support in a moment when it was needed, and you also know that this is not such a widespread quality. DoebLoggs (talk) 08:50, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Puddleglum2.0 Have a talk? 20:12, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
A kitten for you!
Thanks for introducing me to this wild world of wikipedia! Kittens for your kindness :) KnowledgeGoddessDC (talk) 19:12, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
A kitten for you!
Wikipedia is safer with your watchful eye Whispyhistory (talk) 14:14, 26 October 2019 (UTC)
Did you know...
 On 10 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tugnet Ice House, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Tugnet Ice House, the largest surviving ice house in the UK, is now a dolphin watching centre? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tugnet Ice House. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tugnet Ice House), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
 On 28 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cullen Old Church, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the internal organs of Elizabeth de Burgh, wife of Robert the Bruce, were buried at Cullen Old Church? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cullen Old Church. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cullen Old Church), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 6 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carron Bridge (River Spey), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Carron Bridge (pictured) was the last cast-iron railway bridge to be built and used in Scotland? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carron Bridge (River Spey). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carron Bridge (River Spey)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 17 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Knockando Woolmill, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that woollen fabrics have been produced at the Knockando Woolmill since the 18th century? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Knockando Woolmill. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Knockando Woolmill), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 26 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Thomas's Church, Keith, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Charles X of France donated a painting of the incredulity of St Thomas by François Dubois to St Thomas's Church in the small Scottish town of Keith, Moray? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Thomas's Church, Keith. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Thomas's Church, Keith), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 27 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Coxton Tower, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Coxton Tower (illustration shown), despite having been uninhabited since the 1860s, was used to house Canadian troops stationed in Scotland during the Second World War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Coxton Tower. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Coxton Tower), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 4 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Margaret's Church, Aberlour, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the construction of St Margaret's Church in the small town of Aberlour, Scotland, was largely paid for with the proceeds of slavery in Jamaica? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Margaret's Church, Aberlour. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Margaret's Church, Aberlour), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 5 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Buckie, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that James Kyle, Roman Catholic bishop of Aberdeen, designed a Buckie parish church so grand that it is known locally as the Buckie Cathedral (pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Buckie. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Buckie), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 15 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Rufus Church, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the nave entrance doors of St Rufus Church in Keith, Moray, Scotland, incorporate a two-sided memorial to the First and Second World Wars? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Rufus Church. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Rufus Church), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 16 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Margaret Macpherson Grant, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that 19th-century Scottish heiress and philanthropist Margaret Macpherson Grant died, aged 42, shortly after her female partner had abandoned her to marry a man? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Margaret Macpherson Grant. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Margaret Macpherson Grant), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 14 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Milton Tower, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Milton Tower was the birthplace of John Ogilvie, Scotland's only post-Reformation Catholic saint? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Milton Tower. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Milton Tower), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 11 May 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cullen House, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lewis Grant-Ogilvy had the entire village of Cullen demolished and rebuilt so that he could improve his garden at Cullen House? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cullen House. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cullen House), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 
The Bronze STiki Barnstar of Merit
Congratulations, Girth Summit! You're receiving this barnstar of merit because you recently crossed the 5,000 classification threshold using STiki.

We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool.

We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and Orphan Wiki 10:27, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

 
The Anti-Vandalism + STiki Barnstar
 

Congratulations, Girth Summit! You're receiving this barnstar because you recently crossed the 1,000 classification threshold using STiki. We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool. We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (talk) 16:21, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

  CVU Academy Graduate
Congratulations from both myself and all of the instructors at the Counter Vandalism Unit Academy on your successful completion of the Counter Vandalism Unit Academy. You completed your final exam with a score of 100%. Well done! Further information on your achievement can be found here.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with you these past few months. I appreciate your patience as I kept you waiting for feedback much too long on some assignments. Lately, I've been feeling a little discouraged by the whole Counter-Vandalism Academy program—I wasn't sure if it was very helpful for the students or the project, since much of the stuff we covered were things that some editors learn on their own over time. I was delighted to hear that you found it helpful.

Hope to see you around! Mz7 (talk) 04:59, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

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Admin StatsEdit

Stuff I've done with my admin hat on
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Edits 38832
Edits+Deleted 40967
Pages deleted 777
Revisions deleted 95
Pages restored 2
Pages protected 18
Protections modified 3
Users blocked 734
Users reblocked 15
Users unblocked 5
User rights modified 3
Users created 1