Open main menu


Joined 29 December 2011

Wikipedia Administrator.svgThis user is an administrator on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
Wikipedia-Crystal clear-advancedsetting.pngThis user is an edit filter manager on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
Wikimedia UK logo.svg This user is a member of Wikimedia UK.
WPVG icon 2016.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Video games.
Women Science.pngThis user is a member of
WikiProject Women scientists.
Wikipedia:WikiProject AstronomyThis user is a member of
WikiProject Astronomy.
NEWSThis user has access to through The Wikipedia Library
Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 21264
Edits+Deleted 22440
Pages deleted 3029
Revisions deleted 104
Pages restored 37
Pages protected 127
Pages unprotected 2
Protections modified 11
Users blocked 451
Users reblocked 29
Users unblocked 14
User rights modified 27
Users created 309
Abuse filters modified 347
Pages merged 6
Mass messages sent 2
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
cy-2Fe all y defnyddiwr 'ma gyfrannu ar lefel ganolradd y Gymraeg.
Search user languages

I'm a Wikipedian based in the UK. My contributions here are primarily to articles on video games and scientists, you can find a list of the articles I've created or done any major work on below. I edit an assortment of articles which take my interest in addition to these. As an admin I tend to contribute at AfD, CSD, and on edit filters.

I also work on The Wikipedia Library at the Wikimedia Foundation, for which I may edit from Samwalton9 (WMF). Edits from this account are made in a personal capacity.

If you want to ask me a question or otherwise speak to me please feel free to post on my talk page. If you think there is an obvious (policy based!) reason to revert an admin action I've taken then go ahead - don't feel required to notify me first, but please let me know if you've done so.

I have some alternative accounts which I use(d) for various testing purposes, a currently inactive bot account SW9Bot, and a doppelgänger account Sam Walton.

Articles I startedEdit

An orange tick denotes that another editor was responsible for the Did You Know/Good Article/Featured Article.

Video Games Scientists Other
Article DYK GA FA Article DYK GA Article DYK GA
Ben Brode Anne Briscoe Andrew Pearce
Cart Life   Antal Ruprecht Arthur Bulley
Code Hero Carl Benedicks Camp Quest UK
Cube World   Caroline Herzenberg Eunice Hilton
Curve Studios Catherine Raisin Frank (film)  
DayZ (video game) Deborah Persaud Girls Who Code
Dropsy (video game)   Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf GenePeeks  
FAR: Lone Sails Emory Ellis Good Thinking Society
Girls Make Games Frances Acton GreenWood Forest Park
Gorogoa   Frank Leverett   Henry (2015 film)
Her Story (video game)   Harriet Richardson Johnnie Mae Chappell
Jeffrey Shih Isabelle Stone Juno Dawson
Make Something Unreal   Jocelyn Gill List of the Lost
Memory of a Broken Dimension Johann Benzenberg Loan Exhibition of Women's Industries
Might and Delight June Downey Loot Crate
Receiver (video game) Mary Ann Booth Massdrop
Proteus (video game)       Mary Bidwell Breed Mikey Neumann  
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Mary M. Crawford   National Association for Women in Education
Sasha Hostyn Mary Pocock Ntsiki Biyela
Shelter (video game)   Robert W. Farquhar Persaud
Shelter 2 Rosalie Slaughter Morton   Patrick Cunningham (inventor)
Sir, You Are Being Hunted Rose Stoppel Radiotopia
Solar 2   Ruth Strang Slow watch
Tampon Run Ștefania Mărăcineanu SteamOS
TASBot   Sophia Eckerson Stellar halo
The Foo Show   Susan Leeman   Stop Funding Hate
The Forest (video game)   Surf Snowdonia  
The International 2014   The Guilty Feminist
The International 2015 The Principle
Yukio Futatsugi The Sunday Assembly
Thomas Covell
Tilly Lockey
Yo (app)

Other contributionsEdit

These are articles or pages that I feel I contribute(d) to significantly.

Barnstars and other nice thingsEdit

Conferred for superlative work in clearing large portions of the WP:VG/R backlog. Kudos to you, Samwalton9! -Thibbs (talk) 15:00, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for fulfilling my requests for Make Something Unreal and Proteus (video game). - hahnchen 16:14, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  Valued Picture Barnstar
For your contribution that may very well prove to be the final piece in the Dota 2 GAN puzzle, I award you the Valued Picture Barnstar. After creating and editing the article for two years, I believe we may be at that impasse we have only hoped for. Thank you. DarthBotto talkcont 22:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

  Barnstar of Awesome
You are hereby awarded the Barnstar of Awesome for your amazing work alpha-testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Over 180 bugs were identified and 143 of them have been fixed already! (The rest are catalogued as known bugs).

You. Are. Awesome. Check out your name in the game credits here: WP:TWA/About.

Thank you again :) --User:Ocaasi 17:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

     Second Secret Truly Special Barnstar of Awesome
You are hereby awarded the Second Secret Truly Special Barnstar of Awesome for your invaluable second attempt at testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Do you even know how helpful you are? You are Extremely helpful. You've helped make the project complete, and for that, I thank you.

--Ocaasi 14:26, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

The AFC Backlog Buster Barnstar

Congratulations, Samwalton9! You're receiving a Brownie because you reviewed 27 articles during the recent AFC Backlog elimination drive! Thank you for you contributions to Wikipedia at-large and helping to keep the backlog down. We hope you continue reviewing submissions and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! --Mdann52talk to me! 19:28, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thanks for finding the archived version of the site, that was immensely helpful! Matty.007 11:51, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

  The Special Barnstar
For your great help @ Wiki Webchat..! Joseph 09:56, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
A barnstar to you for reviewing 75 or more submissions during the WikiProject Articles for creation March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for your work to improve Wikipedia!
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 10:20, 12 April 2014 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation

  The Well Said Award
Just wanted to say that I had noticed your response to the woman whose daughter created a neologism at the Teahouse and was particularly impressed with your clarity and kindness. :) Thanks for making us all look good! Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 12:29, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thanks for everything! URDNEXT (talk) 22:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

  The Real-Life Barnstar
Brilliant work today! Hope to see you again soon! PatHadley (talk) 20:56, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

  Thank you for your copyedits on Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park. They have increased the quality of the article and have brought it one step closer to Good Article status. Just thought I would show some appreciation! Coderenius (talk) 00:52, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

  The Edit Filter Barnstar
I would like to present to you this highly specialized barnstar. You began clearing out the years old requested filters backlog, initiated the edit filter mailing list, and made the long-overdue guideline a reality. Thank you for all of your considerable efforts to improve edit filter management across the project. MusikAnimal talk 17:41, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for being a helpful and thoughtful editor. And Adoil Descended (talk) 20:03, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

  Outstanding Contributions Award
Sam, your efforts at motivating and nominating editors for RfA are absolutely commendable.

While others editors talk, you're walking the talk. For these nomming efforts and much more, you're an outstanding contributor.

Keep up the great work Sam! :)


  The Civility Barnstar
For your patience in helping with WikiHow516 on IRC =) Nerd1a4i (talk) 16:15, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

  The Writer's Barnstar
Nice job writing Mary M. Crawford! Very interesting article. What an impressive and exemplary woman. Glad it made it to the Main Page! ComputerJA () 16:32, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

  The Barnstar of Diligence
For your perseverance with Alexander Street! Thank you! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:13, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

  The Special Barnstar
When I couldn't find anyone else to help. You did so - gracefully and generously. You are a paradigm of being a great person and a wonderful editor. MaskedSinger (talk) 15:24, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

The Video game Barnstar

...for getting a shiny star on Proteus (video game) Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:21, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Proteus (video game). « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:06, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


If the community thinks I've done something so wrong that I can no longer be trusted with the administrator toolset (through the consensus of a well participated discussion at an appropriate noticeboard such as WP:AN or WP:ANI), then I will happily resign my sysop rights.