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My Diary
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen.
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. ~ François Duc de La Rochefoucauld.

Hello! Welcome to my userpage. I am Sainsf, an Indian Wikipedian. I joined the community in 2010, but became actually active from 2012. It's been almost 10 years here; a long journey from back when I was in school to now, when I am a chemistry undergraduate. I have mostly been a contributor to natural history articles, and an active good article reviewer. I became less active here after 2016 due to big changes in real life, but I have started contributing significantly again from late 2019. I am thankful to many editors who helped me become who I am today here, especially Mysdaao and Sasata (who have since become inactive).

I can try doing reviews for you if I have the time and interest , just leave me a message on my talk page. Newbies, I would feel honored to help you! Note: This userpage is based on a design by Phaedriel (we miss you <3).

Though these userboxes I racked up from literally everywhere in my early days on Wiki (yeah I was a crazy teen) speak way more than you need to know about me (:P), here are some details anyway:

  • I joined Wikipedia way back in my early teens.. mostly on an impulse to create an article. Then I made all sorts of mistakes, even wondered if I did the right thing by joining. But nearly ten years later, I am so glad I did. This platform has helped me learn a lot how to communicate, how to write scientific articles and all in all has been a rewarding experience!
  • I am no expert on natural history, though I have a good understanding of biology up to an intermediate level. My interest in natural history is mostly amateurish, in real life I am a chemistry nerd. May be I will start working on chem articles later in the future, but I wish to improve a lot of neglected mammal articles for now.
  • I am female but sort of a tomboy. It amuses me every time I'm referred to as "he" :D

My stuff – This is where I treasure all my significant contributions in one place :)

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Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.~Mattie Stepanek
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. ~Michael Jordan
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Not INSANE yet!!!

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Bathymetric relief map of Resolution Guyot
Bathymetric relief map of Resolution Guyot

Resolution Guyot, formerly known as Huevo, is a guyot (tablemount) in the underwater Mid-Pacific Mountains. It is a circular flat mountain, rising 500 metres (1,600 ft) above the seafloor to a depth of about 1,320 metres (4,330 ft), with a summit platform 35 kilometres (22 mi) wide. The Mid-Pacific Mountains lie west of Hawaii and northeast of the Marshall Islands, but at the time of its formation the guyot was located in the Southern Hemisphere, by a hotspot in today's French Polynesia. Plate tectonics shifted it to its present-day location, and the Easter, Marquesas, Pitcairn and Society hotspots may have been involved in the formation of Resolution Guyot. Volcanic activity has been dated to have occurred 107 to 129 million years ago and formed a volcanic island that was subsequently flattened by erosion. The platform emerged above sea level at one point before eventually drowning for reasons still unknown, with thermal subsidence lowering it further to its present depth. (Full article...)

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How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~John Muir.
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What happens when a Wikipedian dies? He or she just doesn't show up to edit anymore. Does anybody notice? Does anybody really even care? To all those Wikipedians who may have died and been forgotten here, Thank you for your contributions and Rest in Peace.
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Thank you for completing an amazing 44 reviews in the April–May 2020 GAN Backlog drive. Your work helped us to reduce the backlog by over 60%. Regards, Harrias talk 08:34, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

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You have made some articles into GA as they are interesting topic for readers such as banteng, a first successfully cloned animals and a prominent animals such as Cheetah and sun bear. Thank you as they are helpful for readers. (talk) 12:41, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

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I don't know you and you don't know me,
but that doesn't mean you're not excellent,
and it doesn't meant I can't recognize it.
So here's to you for your oh-so-numerous contributions to make make Canada Lynx what it is today! DRosenbach (Talk | Contribs) 17:15, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

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For excellence in the Good Article review of Agatha Christie.
Thanks! RLO1729💬 and Tbytheriver (talk) 14:21, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

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For excellence in Good Article reviews of Thomas Stephens (historian), The Red Dragon (magazine), and Frederick Vincent Theobald.
Thanks! RLO1729💬 07:26, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

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For doing both the Good and Featured article reviews for cactus wren, and being all around helpful throughout the process, I award you this barnstar. It was my first GA and FA, and I'm super excited its been promoted; you made the process chill and welcoming. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 19:44, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

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Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, peoples rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension. Happy Holidays to you and yours. ―Buster7  14:29, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

The Half Million Award
For your contributions to bring Ocelot (estimated annual readership: 530,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Reidgreg (talk) 23:14, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

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Wishing Sainsf a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 21:13, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

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For your hard work in reviewing dozens of GANs this year. Thank you. Have a nice summer (or winter)! Borsoka (talk) 15:57, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for all you do as an editor, and for your excellent work as a GA reviewer. Faisalabad was not an easy review to tackle but you stood fast, went the extra mile, and helped make it a better article. Thank you. Atsme📞📧 10:57, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

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Dear Sainsf; Face-smile.svg
I am delighted to share with you (and with our colleague w.carter) this barnstar, which I was awarded by Jamesmcardle for helping with his signature but, since you two first identified his need for assistance and the appropriate solution, I feel it should be shared within our spontaneous team of three. Face-wink.svg
James still needs to apply the latest update to his signature, but I daresay it should be alright after that.
Thank you for all your contributions to our encyclopedia and for helping your fellow editors. Face-smile.svg
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 14:42, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

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Your clear, precise guidance in reviewing Sydney punchbowls pointed the way forward. Given the specialisation of the subject matter, your capacity to analyse and assess its material was a revelation to me. I was comfortably in the back seat with you driving, but learning how I might take the wheel in future. With gratitude! JamesMcArdle 12:40, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for making the GA review (usually a rather gruesome and exhausting affair) of Sydney punchbowls into a pleasant and rewarding experience. Your collegial way of working with all the editors involved is an example to us all! Face-grin.svg w.carter-Talk 11:42, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks for reviewing Nathaniel G. S. Hart. Muchly appreciated. Shearonink (talk) 06:18, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

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For your astounding GA reviews on Sphecomyrma, Meat ant, John S. Clark and Nothomyrmecia at FAC, and also for your outstanding contributions towards the mammals that were once neglected here. Your welcoming comments are appreciated by basically every editor too, which goes a long way here! Keep up the excellent work! Burklemore1 (talk) 10:21, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks! Daniel0816 (talk) 12:47, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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For the generous awarding of wikilove to other editors. LavaBaron (talk) 02:07, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

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Bonjour! cyber friend and colleague. I am just so delighted to send you this very well deserved Teamwork barnstar. Your participation in achieving GA status for Michael Laucke was so rewarding for me and I felt encouraged by your kind demeanor and many helpful recommendations. ...excited about the possibility of the next one...and you learned a little French as well Face-smile.svg. Time to celebrate with a nice croissant, as we French are wont to do Face-wink.svg. My warmest thanks. Natalie.Desautels (talk) 21:26, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

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For showing me how easy citation-editing can be! If it wasn't for that, manually filling templates and waiting for the ever-glitchy Citationbot would slowly drain my editing-powers... FunkMonk (talk) 05:50, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks a lot for your patience, support and guidance while reviewing Mahavira, Jain monasticism and Digambara for GA. Your positive attitude of suggesting and pinpointing flaws rather than rejecting the GA nomination is what inspired me to keep improving till the GA tag was recieved. -- Pankaj Jain Capankajsmilyo (talk · contribs · count) 09:35, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

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My congratulations on your fantastic achievements here at Wikipedia! I have very much enjoyed your interesting collaborations and contributions; ...amazing really! I would be amiss if I didn't also mention your gorgeous user page! I am sending you this much deserved barnstar to add to your impressive collection Face-smile.svg. Natalie.Desautels (talk) 10:05, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for the review! Ealdgyth - Talk 14:12, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

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For thankless reviewing, and contributing, to GAN. LavaBaron (talk) 17:18, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

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I just noticed you never received the fauna barnstar, which is incredible, considering all your great animal articles. So here it is, finally! FunkMonk (talk) 09:29, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

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For taking up the GA review of Climate of Argentina. Ssbbplayer (talk) 19:06, 5 March 2016 (UTC)


A special thanks in helping with a quick review of Coimbatore. Magentic Manifestations (talk) 09:10, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

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For taking up the GA review of Coimbatore. Vensatry (Talk) 18:45, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

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Sainsf, your elaborate GA review of Puri and five of my Upanishad articles has been exemplary. It has boosted my interest to do more of this variety! Thank you very much. Nvvchar. 17:01, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

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It is a very well known fact that Gujaratis love food! We have Jalebis when we like to celebrate something. So, here are some for you for taking time and reviewing Kerala for GA. Your good comments and help are really appreciated. Enjoy! Yash! 05:35, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for your counsel in getting Passenger Pigeon to Featured Article. It was a real effort that is much appreciated. 7&6=thirteen () 15:11, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

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Dear User:Sainsf, here is a barnstar for you for all the kindness you show to me :) well-deserved :) Pixarh (talk) 14:03, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

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Sainsf, I hereby award you The Good Article Barnstar for your superlative article on the Bohor reedbuck. Because of your extensive research and well-written prose, your article exceeds the criteria for Good Article status. It was a pleasure working with you throughout this process. Job well done! -- Caponer (talk) 11:43, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

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For first-class Natural History work, most recently on Wildebeests. Congratulations! Chiswick Chap (talk) 14:16, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you, welcoming, kind, content and curious happy user cat, for quality articles on animals and plants, such as Giant eland, Amanita thiersii and Hartebeest, for GA reviewing, such as House Sparrow, for "hope, deceitful as it is", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:50, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

--Michaelzeng7 (talk) 17:01, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

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For your work at hartebeest. John (talk) 20:56, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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At least one editor in the Wikipedia Education Program identified you specifically as being a helpful editor! Thanks for being so welcoming to a newbie! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 20:30, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

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Your GAN reviews and tireless contributions to the community are truly inspiring! Also, you display impeccable tact in dealing with other editors. Keep up the good work! Ðrdak (T) 10:27, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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Have a great day!
Vatsan34 (talk) 14:25, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

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You recently made your 1,000th edit to Wikipedia articles. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 18:47, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

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With the help of contributors like you, the Tag and Assess 2012 project has achieved the planned objectives. Close to 65,000 articles have been assessed and 19,000 articles have been added to the scope of the project. Please do watch out for the post tag and assess activities. Thanks a lot. Ssriram mt (talk) 01:04, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

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Hello, I award you this for your rich contributions to Biology related articles. And I hope this will help you contribute more, keep it up! :-) -- ɑηsuмaη ʈ ᶏ ɭ Ϟ 15:19, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

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I award you this barnstar for your excellent userpage. It's very organized, artistic, and well done. Sweet xxTalk 01:17, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

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