SEMI-RETIRED
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Think twice before going to the drama boards...
This user misses RexxS
It is easy to do the "popular" thing ... it is harder to do the "right" thing.

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For all practical purposes, desysopping acts as a permanent bar to an editor ever becoming an admin again. – Iridescent [1]

A personal attack is something that is personal. It has to target "somebody" specific, and it has to target their identity. Jehochman[2]
Please leave my talk page. You are too unpleasant. It's not worth my time to speak with you. comment by an admin to an established user.
'...the New Puritan tendency looking for pretexts to block people for imagined incivility and feigned offence.Iridescent, March 2020.
Part of the problem is the perennial moronic view that someone who makes a lot of good edits should be allowed to get away with being uncivil and making numerous personal attacks, unlike new editors who should get blocked for far smaller numbers of uncivil comments. I have no idea why that view is so common, but it is, and it makes it virtually impossible to take any effective action against such editors. - JamesBWatson [3]
Any article edited by a promotional editor should always be deleted. This is the only way to discourage people from using the WP for advertising. If the subject is actually important, someone else will create an article. Rescuing it sends the message that if your write an unacceptable article about yourself, someone will very possibly fix it for you, and therefore you might as well try to advertise here. It furthermore sends the message that if you you hire someone to write an article and they take money for doing this, and they write the usual unacceptable article such people write, then someone will fix it for you free, while the guy who wrote the bad article gets the money. – DGG
The Internet has been around for 25 years. Too many Wikipedia users don't know a world without it. The Internet has changed the ways society thinks, studies, and works. The Internet has done a lot of good and a lot of not so good. Wikipedia is a brilliant project. Ironically it depends on the Internet. - Kudpung
Pretty much every significant setback in Wikipedia's history can be traced directly to someone at the WMF who thinks they're being helpful trying to force their preferred change rather than just suggesting a broad direction and allowing the cats to herd themselves. The traditional ineptness of the WMF's senior management isn't a flaw, it's a feature. ‑ Iridescent
Yeah but no, I think I have better things to do with my time then get involved in something as blatantly "verdict first, trial later" as this one. I've semi-joked before that it's possible to predict the outcome of arbcom cases before they even take place just by looking at the personal grudges of the participants and calculating how far they each think they'll be able to push their preferred outcome and still call it a compromise, but I'm not sure I can recall an example this blatant before. Why not just save everyone the time and jump straight to "Kudpung admonished" now? ‑ Iridescent 15 January 2020

And this is a classic example how, as outlined by Iridescent, our volunteer work is used, abused, and appropriated by the WMF to their own ends. It took a further 7 years to resolve the issue.

(RfA): Of course it's a poor predictor, just as it was in the case of Pastor Theo, Wifione, and some other prominent ones whose names I can't mention because they are still with us and for some reason are still allowed to participate at all. Those who loudly insist that all admins are bad are doing more harm than good and most of their complaints are just righteous indignation and they don't have long block logs for no reason; that's why although there needs to be a fast track system for making admins more accountable, it doesn't always need to end in a removal of the tools and I'm very much averse to the notion that an easier desysoping process should be used as a witch hunt to whittle out more admins under the flimsiest of accusations. I thought that kind of thing went out with McCarthy. – Kudpung, April 30, 2018

AN/I, a dreadful gauntlet where reporting editors are likely to be set upon and censured, or alternatively the complaint languishes unnoticed until it's archived, with or without first generating long discussions between the editors involved in the dispute and/or more or less hasty and sarcastic commentary from gadflies and more or less clueful admin wannabees. There's a regrettable amount of failure to read the complaint carefully, or the diffs. [4]Yngvadottir

This current ArbCom seems determined to rid us of our best admins. So far they are succeeding admirably, and very few people seem to care or to realize what a ridiculous and insidious form of authoritarianism this is, that a mere handful of people can peremptorily drive the best, hardest working, and most trusted admins off the project with complete impunity. And apparently there's nothing we can do about it, and too few people that care or realize the danger to put a stop to it. [5]Softlavender

ArbCom is charged with disciplining and judging all of us, and has the power to destroy people's on-wiki reputations, but those reputations are the product of years of work here, and those with higher permissions have them because they are trusted and have the responsibility of exercising judgement in difficult situations. ArbCom telling a trusted editor they are unworthy of that level of trust is not a small thing, [6]Yngvadottir

...this ArbCom has proven itself to be the most unfair and overactive that we have seen in recent memory. [7]TonyBallioni

...this is crazy, only a couple months into a new arbcom and 4 great admins are gone. [8] – Puddleglum2.0

For a quick explanation, I'll just say that the enwiki community is like the world's largest dysfunctional family, and I no longer wish to hold a position of responsibility here.DoRD On handing their admin tools and retiring

We have Arbs and admins who play to the audience, including on IRC and Wikipedia Review, because they want to be liked, or are scared of being disliked. We're hundreds of years behind the rest of the world's institutions when it comes to understanding what fairness entails. [9]SlimVirgin

I've never warmed up to the reconfirmation idea. [...] RfRC would be a judgment in relation to the current wikipolitical winds by an unstable group of mostly reasonable people unpredictably mixed in with varying numbers of petty grudge-bearers, RfA obsessives, and ANI shitposters. 85% of the time it would go fine, because most admins do mostly boring things and one or two bad calls or unfortunate troll encounters wouldn't cause much fuss. But it'd probably cause more harm in the form of hurt feelings, frustration, and disengagement on the part of perfectly good admins than benefit in the form of removing bad admins. Everybody who thinks that the problem with RfA, or with the existing admin corps, is insufficient desysopping of bad admins knows where the case requests page is. If terrible adminning is really so widespread, we should be drowning in cases.Opabinia regalis(2019)

Adminship has become a big deal and everyone knows it even if they offer aphorisms to the contrary. SMcCandlish[10]

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Kudpung, Wikimania, Barbican, London 2014 Photo: JarrahTree
Kudpung is a 1940s native of Worcestershire, England. A retired university lecturer and published author, he is widely travelled and has lived abroad for over 45 years including stays of well over a decade in Germany (Berlin), France (Avignon), and Thailand where he now lives since 2000 (with several short periods in India). His interests are in linguistics, teaching methodology, fusion-jazz, and wine. He joined Wikipedia in 2006 and was made an administrator in March 2011. His focus was on reform of adminship and new page quality control systems. He created and provided content mainly for articles on Malvern related settlements and Rhône Valley wines, while coordinating the WikiProject Worcestershire. He also maintained and coordinated the large WikiProject Schools and its associated articles, and occasionally did translations from other Wikipedias to English of important missing articles of all kinds. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Wikipedia newspaper The Signpost. He attended Wikimania, the annual Wikipedia international conference in 2012 (Washington D.C.) and meetups in New York, Wikimania 2013 (Hong Kong), Wikimania 2014 (London), and Wikimania 2016 (Esino Lario, Italy), and will be attending Wikimania 2020 in Bangkok. Kudpung donates to the Internet Archive.

People often ask where the name Kudpung (IPA: /ˈkəd ˈpʌŋ/) comes from: 'While my house was being built in a small remote settlement near Udon in 2006, the local council was erecting a new village name sign on the road in front of my land. 'Kudpung' it said, and as I sat down to register a Wikipedia account a few moments later, it was the first word that came into my mind.'

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I began in 2005 by just looking stuff up and making occasional very minor corrections as an IP user. In 2006 I registered and made every newbie booby in the book, but oddly nobody ever complained and I learned fast. We all work in our favourite areas and although I have created many articles and a Wikipedia project, I used to do a lot of cleaning up of articles. I also worked actively as a coord on projects such as the Schools, improving RfA, and contributing on Wikimedia to the development of new ways to welcome new users, patrol pages, and review articles at AfC.

Too old for the drama, some health issues, and following a very long drawn out Arbcom decision at the end of February 2020, I decided to call it a day and deleted my watchlist, stopped my work on SPI, COI, UPE, AfC, and NPR (Wikipedia's once again foundering new-article gateway), and retired. Apart from making minor corrections on the fly while reading articles and perhaps voting or commenting on issues I still think are important enough to spend a few minutes on, I am no longer actively engaged in content, Wikiproject, or outreach work. I occasionally still look in to see what progress (or mess) is being made of processes I developed, set up, or co-created, but rarely do I express any opinions and I don't offer any help.

Off-Wiki

I attended Wikimania 2012 in Washington DC and related events in New York, Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong, Wikimania 2014 in London, and Wikimania 2016 in Italy. I'm a member of the WMUK Chapter. Here in Thailand I occasionally used to give talks in schools and colleges about Wikipedia. Wikimania 2020 in Bangkok was cancelled due to COVID-19. Because I live in Thailand I will certainly attend it in 2021 if restrictions are lifted in time for it to take place.

Help

This was my 1,000th edit to the Editor Help Desk - my talk page, at times one of the busiest on Wikipedia, was also always open to anyone wanting some direct help; I didn't know the answers to everything, but I did my best. I was an OTRS agent for a while until I was kicked off it for lack of activity, ironically when I was in the middle of resolving a high profile biographical issue which turned out to be one of the biggest in OTRS history.

Other stuff

I used to vote on almost all WP:RfA and on all other elections and I participated on most of the major discussions about policies and the way Wikipedia is run. I have launched several major RfC and closed many minor ones.

As an admin, I sometimes used to work at ANI, an Admin area where user behaviour is examined and treated but where most admins are reluctant to use the responsibility vested in them. It's really ruled by what is often referred to loosely as the 'peanut gallery', a semi regular cohort of non admins on the forum which is little more than kettles and pots yelling at each other like the dead common characters across the cobbled streets of Corrie. Occasionally some undesirable users do end up getting blocked and banned.

In 2018 I saved The Signpost, Wikipedia's newspaper from ceasing publication completely and remained as its Editor-in-Chief for several months. It's still being published on a monthly basis, usually on time, but no longer with the same enthusiasm or rich content. With the contributors of interesting and/or entertaining content having been driven away or given up, It's now less of a magazine and what's left is mainly a newsletter of facts of the month and yet another platform for WP:WMF propaganda. I consider The Signpost (or at least a magazine) to be a hugely important source of information and opinion for the average (and not so average) active Wikipedia editor, and it's a shame that so few are interested in being regular contributors to it.

The Wikimedia Foundation the 'owners' of the volunteer Wikipedia projects, has always been a thorn in Wikipedia's side. That bloated, partly highly salaried group of people that has gone from 7 to over 300 employees in my time, spends more of the funds our work generates on its own high-flying existence, while the volunteers are frequently called upon to clean up the mess it creates and its gross professional errors. I have been fortunate enough to have been able to stimulate its involvement in some necessary development, while also scoring a couple of important goals against its pompous executives.

Wikipedia is not a social network

No, it's not, but Wikipedia is like a large office. There are clear Sociograms that crystallize out of the work here, and for those of us who work voluntarily day-in, day-out on WP, there used to be something nice about it. Unfortunately there are some regulars who do their best to piss people off - but you get them in every office. Some of them will be responsible for the ultimate demise of the English Wikipedia. Since mid 2019, the Arbitration Committee, the ultimate internal judge and jury over user behaviour, has been largely instrumental for turning the project almost into a police state; George Orwell's novel 1984 has been described by the encyclopedia of police science as "the definitive fictional treatment of a police state, which has also influenced contemporary usage of the term".


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A very active contributor and administrator; reviews articles at the Articles for Creation, helps at the Criteria for Speedy Deletion, the Articles for Proposed Deletion, and the Articles for Deletion logs, and provides valuable insights to numerous Request for Adminship candidates. Past editor of The Signpost. Kudpung has created 60 full length articles and a total of 72 articles on Wikipedia. He is a translator of French and German language articles into English and a member of WikiProject UK geography, Online Ambassador, WikiProject Education, WikiProject Schools, and WikiProject German districts.
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8 articles to Good Article status: Hanley Castle High School, Malvern, Worcestershire, Malvern water, Malvern College, Milford Haven, Wellingborough, Julius Harrison, and Wellingborough.
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User:Kudpung has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Kudpung's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Kudpung!


Peace,
02:12, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

A record of Your Day will always be kept here.


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For moving the workshop on sticky prods along, and taking the time to update so many editors, and working to encourage moderate and organized discussion. Maurreen (talk) 21:19, 7 March 2010 (UTC)


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For major housekeeping and recruitment of participants at the sticky prod workshop. Maurreen (talk) 07:48, 4 April 2010 (UTC)


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For offering your time and effort on an article you were previously unrelated with, and doing this exemplarily Chipmunkdavis (talk) 12:09, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


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For elucidating your arguments so clearly, to the point where even your formatting helped to convey your point across Chipmunkdavis (talk) 12:09, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


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for actually being helpful to a new user Aisha9152 (talk) 20:52, 11 October 2010 (UTC)


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For translating and advising on the Thai Footballers URBLPS from October 2008.Plad2 (talk) 08:04, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

And just to chime in, I'd like to add a "thank you" cluster to this barnstar. Your efforts were and are very appreciated! --je deckertalk 17:31, 21 November 2010 (UTC)


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I award Kudpung this barnstar for his hard work and effort in reviving and maintaining WikiProject Schools. CT Cooper · talk 16:26, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Keep up the good work! CT Cooper · talk 16:26, 31 December 2010 (UTC)


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Lets see....for passing RFA, being a superb editor, helping others, a _small_ sense of humor, ohh and did I mention being a superb editor?. Thanks Tofutwitch11 (TALK) 01:39, 12 March 2011 (UTC)


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Thank you for your advice about WP:NPP and for all the editing you have done. Baseball Watcher 03:03, 14 April 2011 (UTC)


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Every time I check in you're always doing a great job Tofutwitch11 (TALK) 17:20, 3 July 2011 (UTC)


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All the work you, Swarm, Oli/Pyfan, and WormTT are doing on RFA reform 2011 is highly appreciated! Maybe we can one day escape teh drahmaz that so commonly lurk there. It's just as I said back in February: "I see plenty of clue here, and have for a while. There is no real need to go searching through his contributions for it." Reaper Eternal (talk) 17:23, 5 July 2011 (UTC)


For the effort and thought you put into making your RfA !vote rationales and your never ceasing WikiGnome work, I give you this award as thanks:

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Kudpung has been inducted into the Order of the Mop,
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Kind regards, thanks and happy editing,
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Thank you Kudpung! —James (TalkContribs)7:00pm 09:00, 1 June 2011 (UTC)



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Thank you for your efforts in sourcing unreferenced BLPs! (Some of those Thai footballers, ... yikes. Thanks! joe deckertalk to me 17:04, 28 September 2011 (UTC) { }


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Thanks for making the article for me :) Lordsunkel (talk) 09:27, 25 October 2011 (UTC)


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Thank You Kudpung for keeping Wikipedia safe and clean from copyvios and for helping me by giving me tips on how to detect copyvios. This barnstar is for you for your awesomeness Debastein1 (talk) 18:04, 17 October 2011 (UTC)


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For your long and true comment at mw:Talk:Article_creation_workflow#MoodBar_comments mabdul 15:52, 29 October 2011 (UTC)


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Kudpung, I owe you a barnstar for being a great educator. I should have listened to what you said, but I was to stupid to listen. I'm very sorry. Spidey665 22:19, 29 November 2011 (UTC)


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For your good idea.. That's me! Have doubt? Track me! 07:18, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


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Thanks for your contributions! SwisterTwister talk 22:39, 18 May 2012 (UTC)


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Thanks really appreciate your swopping in and acting in the best interests of the community re: Telehop deletion - will try again abiding by Wikipedia's rules Will pbs (talk) 17:24, 29 May 2012 (UTC)


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For patrolling some of the 1000 pages I made! Thine Antique Pen (talkcontributions) 16:49, 4 June 2012 (UTC)


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Thanks for your great admin work and contributions to Wikipedia. Your also always there when someone needs help. Thank you! TBrandley 05:17, 1 November 2012 (UTC)


Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Top class Admin. Listens to all points fairly even from a wiki newbie like me. Provides a informative and enjoyable start to wiki-ing. I think Im hooked already. Thank you! WillyDonker (talk) 14:55, 25 October 2012 (UTC)


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สวัสดี (Sawadee) and ostentatiously appreciated for working well with registered and IP accounts. --GoShow (............................) 16:28, 17 October 2012 (UTC)


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I didn't realize how much I missed your insight until you returned and started providing it again. Thanks for all you do here on WP. Go Phightins! 11:54, 9 June 2013 (UTC)


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For this rather civil note and invitation.....Face-smile.svg ƬheStrikeΣagle sorties 14:58, 5 July 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you for helping me to create the status legend. :) Jianhui67 (talk) 06:20, 7 July 2013 (UTC)


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You have been so civil to me for 2 times already. I think that should be enough to fetch you a barnstar and a cup of coffee/tea. ✉→Arctic Kangaroo←✎ 15:29, 8 July 2013 (UTC)


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I seriously don't think any other editor here is more civil than you in every message that they post. But you've managed to accomplish that feat. Kudos. ✉→Arctic Kangaroo←✎ 09:33, 16 July 2013 (UTC)


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Since your work on the list of reviewers started with a suggestion on my part, I will speak for all of us and say thanks for your work in checking up and keeping us organized. —Anne Delong (talk) 04:10, 18 July 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you for your help and patience yesterday in explaining how to proceed when dealing with a SPA/COI. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 20:16, 29 October 2013 (UTC)


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For your never-ending contributions to WP:PERM...looks like a one-man show these days...Face-smile.svg ƬheStrikeΣagle sorties 04:50, 29 January 2014 (UTC)


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C'est vraiment bien fait et utile :) Emperor Jarjarkine (talk) 23:23, 29 July 2014 (UTC)


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For all your work with AfC reform. — kikichugirl speak up! 00:02, 2 February 2015 (UTC)


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For translating and editing Fachhochschule Potsdam in less than three hours. Howicus (Did I mess up?) 17:34, 22 June 2015 (UTC)


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Thanks for reviewing my first page! WestBravo (talk) 19:07, 12 July 2016 (UTC)


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There really is no way I can think of to adequately thank you for the incredible amount of work you have done driving NPP forward so have this barnstar with my inadequate thanks. JbhTalk 03:28, 6 October 2016 (UTC)


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For your quick thinking and quick responses to this situation. Great job! Gestrid (talk) 23:16, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


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In appreciation of your work on behalf of this website and its editorial team. And Adoil Descended (talk) 01:13, 3 January 2017 (UTC)


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Your co-nomination of Cyberpower was very thoughtful. Although I disagreed with your rationale at the last RfA, I greatly respected your opinion (and continue to do so to this day), and I thought your co-nomination was very well written and an all-around classy move. Inks.LWC (talk) 00:08, 5 January 2017 (UTC)


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Thank you for all of your constructive criticisms to me and everybody else. RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 17:06, 19 February 2017 (UTC)


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Thanks. Rachelberkeley (talk) 06:37, 1 May 2017 (UTC)


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The amount of work you do for new page patrolling is simply amazing. Hope this helps make your day better. RileyBugz会話投稿記録 19:52, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
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For your hardwork throughout the years advocating for WP:ACTRIAL, which is now live, you've earned this. I think everyone who is involved with the project recognizes that it wouldn't have happened without you. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:35, 14 September 2017 (UTC)


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You earned it! ACTRIAL is live and it is largely because you were so diligent for so long to make it happen. Thank-you for your service Kudpung. Legacypac (talk) 02:57, 15 September 2017 (UTC)


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For whatever work you've done with WP:ACTRIAL, I am most impressed by your willingness to take charge of the situation. The General Alexander Haig Medal of Honor was originally designed by Xiong to recognize this sort of leadership. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:03, 15 September 2017 (UTC)


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Thanks for your efforts to keep WP less full of spam. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:21, 28 July 2017 (UTC)


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Thank you for assisting me with the VVFH page. I appreciate the input. Txantimedia (talk) 21:53, 26 November 2017 (UTC)


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Thanks for all the work you do for the project!! Malerooster (talk) 16:36, 7 December 2017 (UTC)


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Thank you for good advide for new article and my User name and singnature. G.B.T. (Boonparit Thuanthai) (cn:Dr.Man) (talk) 04:05, 7 January 2018 (UTC)


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Your efforts to make WP:ACREQ a reality have been amazing. Very much appreciated. Legacypac (talk) 19:26, 18 April 2018 (UTC)


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ACPERM is a reality! I've chipped in a little extra at NPP since ACTRIAL ended, having gotten the NPP flag during ACTRIAL. The difference was incredible. Thanks for your dilligent efforts. John from Idegon (talk) 01:14, 27 April 2018 (UTC)


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This is for your valuable efforts for reviewing new articles in Wikipedia. Thank you. PATH SLOPU (Talk) 13:28, 6 May 2018 (UTC)


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For WP:NPP Marvellous Spider-Man 10:43, 16 May 2018 (UTC)


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Hi Kudpung! Just to say... Bravo, Bravissimo! You're doing a brilliant job with the re-vamped Signpost. Voceditenore (talk) 14:23, 30 June 2018 (UTC)


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You have a different barnstar for you work with Signpost. I am impressed by all the work and thought you have put into that project especially since you are so active in other areas. I thought you deserve another barnstar for it. Thanks for your work at maintaining that excellent means of information and communication to the community. Good work! Donner60 (talk) 01:43, 24 July 2018 (UTC)


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For WP:Advice for RfA candidates, which has surely saved a lot of people a lot of pain, and brought us many of the admins we have now, who would've done boneheaded things at WP:RFA without it.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  10:23, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
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Thankyou for providing the info requested! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:03, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
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Disagreed with you many times at many AFD's, that said you were always a net positive to those discussions both in your personal and administrative approach. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 01:32, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
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For the design and delivery of WP:NPP and WP:AFC. For sheer tenaciousness, grace, the long term application of quality and persuasiveness that led to consensus for delivery. scope_creepTalk 18:13, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
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Thank you very much for copyediting the Fortification of Frankfurt article! I am amazed by the result of community collaboration. It is a heartwarming experience to see the third of our five pillars so clearly in practice; I feel the spirit of Wikipedia in every paragraph of the text. 🙂 ~ ToBeFree (talk) 23:22, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
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This is for your valuable efforts for reviewing new articles in Wikipedia. Thank you. PA

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For WP:NPP Marvellous Spider-Man 10:43, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
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Thank you for your comment on Gordana Kostic, this was my first Wiki page I created. She is an acquaintance, I am expecting to add more information about her. Parking the page under "draft" is a good idea. Appreciated your guidance! Zbsfca (talk) 06:41, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
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Hello Kudpung. Let me be the first to congratulate you on your 100,000th edit! You are now entitled to place the 100,000 Edit Star on your bling page! or you could choose to display the {{User 100,000 edits}} user box. Or both! Thanks for all your work at the 'pedia! Cheers, — MarnetteD|Talk 04:18, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
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Thanks for everything Smallbones(smalltalk) 16:51, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
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Your efforts to make WP:ACREQ a reality have been amazing. Very much appreciated. Legacypac (talk) 19:26, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your multi-faceted contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)
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So, here it is Kudpung, the Writer's Barnstar, for your significant recent work in writing for and publishing the The Signpost. Your initiative to keep this reader's resource active is appreciated. I also enjoyed your writing style and candor in the pieces I read. Thanks again for your proactive approach on Wikipedia. North America1000 08:26, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
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ACPERM is a reality! I've chipped in a little extra at NPP since ACTRIAL ended, having gotten the NPP flag during ACTRIAL. The difference was incredible. Thanks for your dilligent efforts. John from Idegon (talk) 01:14, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
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For all your work on the WP:Signpost, and helping to keep it afloat. I'm really inconsistent, and a pretty awful writer, but I hope to be contributing some to the 'Post for a long time, so again, thanks for your work. It's been a pleasure working with you. Till next time — Eddie891 Talk Work 23:09, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
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Thanks for all the work you do for the project!! Malerooster (talk) 16:36, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
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Thank you for assisting me with the VVFH page. I appreciate the input. Txantimedia (talk) 21:53, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
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Please accept the Military history WikiProject WikiChevrons as a token of my appreciation for your work on the article on Clean Wehrmacht. The article has been on my to-do list for over a decade, but there is no way I would do it better. Kudos! //Halibutt 20:21, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

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For whatever work you've done with WP:ACTRIAL, I am most impressed by your willingness to take charge of the situation. The General Alexander Haig Medal of Honor was originally designed by Xiong to recognize this sort of leadership. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:03, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
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