My background on Wikimedia is fairly unexciting. I first started editing in February 2006: my first edits from this account essentially mark the start of my editing career: I have rarely deliberately edited as an IP. I became a bot operator in December 2007, an admin in February 2008, and an oversighter in August 2009. Along the way I have discovered my main talent within Wikimedia: I became and remain a committed template coder and backstage 'techie'. Notwithstanding that, I have made occasional substantial article contributions, including the work on enwiki of which I am most proud: my first featured article, Emma Watson.
Since January 2009 I began to take more interest in the MediaWiki software itself, filing a number of bugs and patches to bugzilla. I now have SVN commit access, which allows me to help develop the MediaWiki software directly. I am an administrator at mediawiki.org, the documentation site for MediaWiki, and I have a few minor rights scattered across a number of projects. I have about 27,000 edits across all projects.
In recognition of your really useful edits to Wikipedia, especially Harry Potter-related articles, I award you the Special Barnstar. Keep up the excellent work! Lradrama 09:47, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
The Project-Improvement Barnstar
For past, present, and ongoing efforts to improve the structure and flow of the League of Copy-editors Requests project and page.
Unimaginative Username (talk) 22:44, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Good Humour
I saw your comments regarding yourself at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mixed Drinks#Participants. Speaking as one basically brain-dead bot boy to another who describes himself as such, it's nice to know that there's someone else out there who can do the same sort of thing and actually admit it. John Carter (talk) 01:19, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Barnstar of Intrepidity
I, Coppertwig, would like to award you, Happy-melon, this Barnstar of Intrepidity for leadership and syntaxcraft in templatiferous territory during the development and implementation of the new versions of the CSD templates.
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar: You deserve to be recognized for the work you've done recently to improve the HP WikiProject participants section. It is appreciated. Thanks! Faithlessthewonderboy 05:02, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
The Order of Merlin (Second class)
The Order of Merlin, the WikiProject Harry Potter Barnstar, is awarded by Fbv65edel to Happy-melon for tireless efforts in revitalizing the WikiProject and progressing articles in a forward direction after the end of the series. His work on the Emma Watson article, especially throughout her FAC, has also been unwearying.
The Copyeditor's Barnstar
you for your hard (and mostly thankless) work doing all of the administrative tasks behind the scenes for the League of Copyeditors. Trusilver (talk) 22:48, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
The Order of the Bath
Master Blacksmith Happy-melon: you, and your trusty apprentice MelonBot, are hereby awarded the order of the bath for your sterling efforts to clean up Wikipedia:Peer review. (Or should that be Wikipedia:Peer review/archive1?) Geometry guy 19:29, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
The Minor Barnstar
For all your work on Wikipedia, such the minor and monotonous edits that you make, you are awarded with this Minor Barnstar. - DiligentTerrier(and friends) 17:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
This is to thank you (Happy Melon, in specific, not any other random reader) for clearing the final obstacle towards finally standardising the documentation for succession boxes. I took my time, it is true, but I never forget those who have helped me. Should you need anything, anything at all, the members of SBS will be happy to help you. Waltham, The Duke of 09:02, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
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