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.
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)
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)
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. PATHSLOPU 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)
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.
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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