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  The Special Barnstar
Thank you for tackling the contentious refdesk debate. Your closure was great. -- DannyS712 (talk) 07:26, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

  The Barnstar of Diligence
We appreciate your scrutiny, precision and community service shown lately, in a number of processes, including the 2019 Macedonia Naming conventions's RfC and the Albania–Greece relations's RfC. Much appreciated, and keep up the good work!   - SilentResident (talk ✉ | contribs ✎) 01:39, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

  The Signpost Barnstar
This barnstar is for you from the Acting Editor-in-Chief for helping make The Signpost the best it can be this issue. We hope to see you back in the Newsroom again. ☆ Bri (talk) 02:33, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

  The Surreal Barnstar
You came to my aid fearlessly at ANI. THE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 20:48, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

  The Prespa Barnstar
Thank you for your work in getting the new Macedonia guideline up and running. After the tenseness of some of the debates around the RfC, your calm and patient participation and your volunteering to act as the drafting clerk for the final editing rounds was very much appreciated. Fut.Perf. 07:19, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

  The Resilient Barnstar
For not giving up, for not giving in, for putting your head down and continuing to build an encyclopedia, and for having a cheerful, optimistic attitude no matter what comes your way, I hereby award you this Resilient Barnstar. Thank you for being a part of this community. Levivich 21:09, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For sticking up for a colleague with bold kindness. Thank you! WanderingWanda (talk) 08:37, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

  The Barnstar of Good Humor
MJL, I'm very new to Wikipedia and truly appreciate your tone! Thank you! Ageetaindia (talk) 11:44, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Great idea, and kudos for your thoughtful and considered RfC and deployment. Let's see how the CEN goes! Tom (LT) (talk) 22:05, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

  The Userpage Barnstar
In recognition of the humblingly brutal honesty you evince on your Wall of Shame. — the Man in Question (in question) 22:17, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your help, good communication is appreciated! Shelyric (talk) 13:56, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much for all of your help and guidance, Muchly appreciated. T.davina (talk) 07:37, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your help on the Stephanie Dabney page. While I did not agree with your assessment that unverifiable claims were made, I see that you were actually working to solve a problem. Thank you again for your hard work.

-Aquariusveritas Aquariusveritas (talk) 01:13, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

  The Resilient Barnstar
You had several rather blunt admin on your talk page a few months back criticizing you pretty strongly. You took that in stride, and have become a real asset to the project in the time since. There aren't that many people who can take criticism from a bunch of anonymous strangers, still stay engaged with a hobby, and grow better at it, and for that, you deserve this barnstar. TonyBallioni (talk) 19:21, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for your work reverting the offensive edits by the the IP editor recently. It's much appreciated. KNHaw (talk) 05:38, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

  The Business and Economics Barnstar
Great job on the Visium Asset Management article, MJL! There is a lot more information on this company than I had assumed, and you gave it a very detailed treatment. — Newslinger talk 19:31, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
You got handed a mess you didn't ask for, and you're doing a great job handling it not only on wiki but off wiki too. It may feel like a lot, but plenty of people appreciate the damage control you've been doing the last few hours. Let me know if you need help with anything. Wug·a·po·des 05:56, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
I know there is already a barnstar here (I was going to give that exact one myself!), but I think you warrant more than one. From Discord, it sounds as if you have taken a day off work to defend the wiki. Now if that doesn't warrant a barnstar, I don't know what does. Regards, Giraffer (munch) 10:38, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

  The Admin's Barnstar
This is already your third barnstar regarding your work on the Scots Wikipedia. The past 24 hours must have been really stressful for you, and you've even gone as far as to take a break from work to deal with this. I've also seen that you've been getting backlash on Reddit, and I also saw the message you got on Reddit that you posted on Twitter. Moreover, you've been talking to some news sites to act as sco's de facto PR. Talking to news websites, starting up an AMA, dealing with discussions on Meta, and handling the abusive words of internet trolls who have nothing better to do with their lives, all in the span of a day. That's gotta take some hardcore dedication.

You've received a lot of barnstars, but here's another one, to commend you for your being able to step up in the midst of internet backlash. You deserve it now more than ever. This could blow over relatively soon (and I hope it does), but history (at least for Wikimedia) will definitely remember your efforts.

I'm probably using a barnstar meant for English Wikipedia admins, but eh, I don't care.

and congrats on that IRL job promotion! Chlod (say hi!) 17:36, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For your valiant efforts in defending the Wikipedia principles and preserving its integrity, I hereby award you the Defender of the Wiki Barnstar. GregorB (talk) 19:47, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For being a kind person —valereee (talk) 19:43, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
  The Anti-Flame Barnstar
For keeping a cool head on Talk:Irreversible Damage, even when I or others couldn't! Bravetheif (talk) 05:13, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

  The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar
And while I know you have a "one barnstar per person" rule, I am making the executive decision to ignore a rule and grant you this additional honor, in the form of this extremely rare barnstar. This is in recognition of your substantial contributions to the project. You are one of the best users ever to come out of the AAU program. Keep up the good work. ~Swarm~ {sting} 02:58, 4 January 2021 (UTC)


Thank you for quality articles such as Tufan Erhürman, Guðrún Björnsdóttir and List of Connecticut weather records, for tagging Connecticut-related articles, for work Draft:Church of St. Nicholas in Tolmachi, for checking articles for creation such as Moira Millán, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

  The Adoptee Graduation Diploma
It has been a long time since you needed me for anything, in fact, this is comically overdue. I really did intend on giving this to you ages ago, but never got around to it. You have gone from a struggling new user, getting threatened with blocks by admins you pissed off (don't feel bad, I myself started there), to an immensely experienced, established, and trustworthy user who is now mentoring others. Not that this sort of formality is remotely necessary at this point, but just for fun, let this mark your official status as Swarm's graduate-adoptee. Sorry it took so long, I am slow to trust (jk). Thank you for your contributions to the project. :) ~Swarm~ {sting} 02:58, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

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