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Sometimes...sometimes I find little articles and I feel sorry for them. So I try to fix them up and hope they stay around. Sometimes they fall afoul of AfD despite my best efforts and sometimes I change my mind and decide they're not worth fighting for.

A nice cup of...Edit

DYK for Classic bookEdit

RlevseTalk 06:02, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

An expanded copy of the main page on that day is in User:Shearonink/Main page 2010 June 21.  Chzz  ►  14:08, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Hudson Utility CoupeEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Joseph Tehawehron DavidEdit

-- Cirt (talk) 12:03, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Orchids, My Intersex AdventureEdit

Cbl62 (talk) 06:04, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Novacam TechnologiesEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Gary Williams (singer)Edit

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Richard MacDonaldEdit

Materialscientist (talk) 18:02, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Nathaniel G. S. HartEdit

Thanks for this article Victuallers (talk) 12:02, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Benjamin Franklin GravesEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Krejci DumpEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Bose IkardEdit

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 4 October 2012 (UTC)


The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
This is just to let you know, I have listed you as "friendly person" on my friendly userpage :) Sophie (Talk) 16:32, 18 November 2010 (UTC)


  The Articles for Creation barnstar
For your work on improving and referencing Richard Crawford (director), an article created via the Articles for Creation project. [[CharlieEchoTango]] 02:20, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar from ChzzEdit

  The Original Barnstar
You're constantly doing good things on Wikipedia. You're one of the most thoughtful, considerate editors I know - you're not afraid to ask for help when needed, and that's an admirable quality. I sometimes get the impression that you under-value your own contribution to the project - that's why I wanted to award this; it's not for any one specific thing - because you do lots. Cheers!  Chzz  ►  19:47, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

For you :)Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For excessive graciousness in guiding me through process, issues and various perplexia. If only everyone I have to deal with were as competent as you. - Mort

21:59, 8 June 2011 Morton Sumner (talkcontribs)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you so much for helping users on #wikipedia-en-help connect! You are extremely smart and calm even when working with even the most difficult users. Keep up the great work!  JoeGazz  ▲  17:33, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  you spend far too much time helping newcomers, from the belligerent to the utterly lost :) Take a break, put your feet up, have the beer. sonia 05:28, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Lucas HogeEdit

  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for helping me out with Lucas Hoge so altruistically. You are a star Wikipedian.  Chzz  ►  23:17, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

You could be a fell runnerEdit

  The long distance runner
Thank you for your perseverance. 7&6=thirteen () 20:36, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Thanks for being willing to help me!

Songcat (talk) 22:48, 15 November 2011 (UTC)


  The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.

A kitten for you!Edit

Thank you so much for your kind words about my article. I am not an English major in any way lol so it was quite a compliment to be nominated for the Did You Know. Thanks again.

Runmikeyrun (talk) 03:00, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

A Helping Hand BarnstarEdit

  The Helping Hand Barnstar
For helping someone on IRC for a good length of time. Pine(talk) 06:56, 14 March 2012 (UTC)


  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thanks for all of the work you do helping new editors, both in IRC and on Wikipedia. Best, Alpha_Quadrant (talk) 22:04, 14 March 2012 (UTC)


  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For helping out too much in #wikipedia-en-help.

(17:43:27) (+AntiSpamMeta) Low risk threat [#wikipedia-en-help]: Shearonink - flooding (10 msgs in 20 seconds); ping Deon555, Tanvir, Srikeit, marienz, sonia, Gfoley4, Snowolf, Hersfold, GDonato, TBloemink, JoeGazz84, Ocaasi, Thehelpfulone, bjelleklang, Shirik, JohnReaves, Mike42, Barras, Logan_, Steven_Zhang, Corey, KFP, After-Midnight, SteveMobile, DeltaQuad, mrmist, PeterSymonds, slakr, stwalkerster, Golbez, Luna-San, killiondude, and werdan7 !att-#wikipedia-en-help-low

Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 00:48, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for youEdit

  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
I keep bumping into excellent work from you, whether it's your exhaustive work helping to make Bath School Disaster pass review or your wonderfully well researched post on the AFD for Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting conspiracy theories Andrew327 01:59, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Thanks for collaborating in #wikipedia-en-help

Hybirdd (talk) 20:39, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

An Barnstar for You!Edit

The AFC Backlog Buster Barnstar

Congratulations, Shearonink! You're receiving The AFC and Teamwork Barnstars because you reviewed 182 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! Mdann52 (talk) 12:50, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
I just wanted to give thanks to you for clearing up the dispute at User:GoneAwayNowAndRetired/Wikipedia is broken and failing. I also wanted you to know that I thought it was an essay in userspace -- it was actually the user page. (Also, it was cleared up when you removed the essay template.) Hdjensofjfnen (Is something wrong?) 22:49, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the WeekEdit

  Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week for your determination and dedication to help the encyclopedia grow. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

Editor Worm That Turned submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week and Sainsf seconded it:

I nominate Shearonink to be Editor of the Week for his hard work on Wikipedia. Shearonink has been around a long time (20K edits, 36% to articles) and talks a lot of sense, but hasn't had much recognition of those facts. He used to live in at the IRC help channel, helping out those who needed it and that used to be a lot of people (I don't really go in there any more, so I can't talk for more recent events). Ever since his friends have started leaving, he seems to have slightly disappeared. I wanted him to know that it's not just his friends who appreciate who he is! It is all of Wikipedia.

You can copy the following text to your user page to display a user box proclaiming your selection as Editor of the Week:
{{subst:Wikipedia:WikiProject Editor Retention/Editor of the Week/Recipient user box}}

Thanks again for your efforts! Buster Seven Talk 11:13, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The GA barnstar
For your thoughtful review of Historic Presbyterian Community Center (Madison, Nebraska), and for your patience with the slow pace with which I made the necessary changes. It's a far better article for your input, and Wikipedia is a better place for editors like you who're willing to put in the time to do quality GARs. Ammodramus (talk) 14:47, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks!Edit

  The Reviewer's Barnstar
Good Articles need great reviewers! O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 20:15, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Checked every. single. ref? Please tell me you do FACs. czar 03:34, 31 January 2017 (UTC)


  GA Cup
You are the winner of the 2016-2017 GA Cup. Congratulations! 3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 21:22, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Like, NOT :p SerialNumber54129 19:36, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Ok... Sorry if I stepped in it, didn't mean to possibly offend, you're one of my favorites around here. Shearonink (talk) 21:44, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
PS - And you write great articles and have a level head on your shoulders and a keen grasp of WP-editing practices. Anytime you want to run for any WP-stuff (oh, I don't know...like maybe the door? lol) I'd be very happy to support you. Shearonink (talk) 21:44, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
PPS - And let me know if you need any articles GA-reviewed. Shearonink (talk) 21:44, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Psssst - Maybe you know about it but your signature is giving folks the emailing-link thingy. Shearonink (talk) 21:44, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Serial, I am absolutely gobsmacked and bereft, you have no idea. Shearonink (talk) 21:15, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

[1], and, in any case, i could hardly leave before the aforementioned GANs are done :p ;) Cheers! SerialNumber54129 11:52, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
oh! welcome back. (happy face) Shearonink (talk) 17:00, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, only a small hiaitus after all, v sorry to distract everbody... SerialNumber54129 17:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For creating one of the most useful guides for newbies - {{subst:User:Shearonink/ref}}. Use it all the time.
NeilN talk to me 02:33, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you NeilN that's very kind. Glad it's useful for folks. I give all credit to DBigXray - I just took what he started and tried to make a help for the folks like me who stumble into WP and feel lost about everything, including "how in the world do I make these wiki-references?". Cheers, Shearonink (talk) 03:00, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Thanks for standing up for me. I thought my level 3 warning was kind of too much too. I like editing Wikipedia in my freetime and thought my sources were alright. I don't ever add spam or weird content. Just a fan of Erika Jayne and I always add sources. I wish you all the best and happy holidays!

Lollo12345678 (talk) 21:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)


"all I know Is that I love words"

Thank you for quality articles such as Benjamin Franklin Graves, for excellent reviewing such as George Washington, for "sometimes I find little articles and I feel sorry for them", for welcoming new users and guiding them, for missing, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:22, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

A year ago ...
"all I know Is
that I love words"
... you were recipient
no. 2089 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:23, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda Arendt. It meant a lot to get it, means a lot to be reminded of it. Shearonink (talk) 14:27, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

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Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office



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