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    About me[edit]

    I'm Graham Pearce, a 35-year-old Wikipedian from Perth, Western Australia, now living in Busselton, about 220 kilometres (140 mi) south-west of Perth. I'm interested in music – mostly classical music, number theory and the history and geography of Western Australia. I'm totally blind, and have been so since birth, due to retinopathy of prematurity. I use the screen reader JAWS, with a speech synthesiser, to access the Internet. Most of my contributions to Wikipedia are copyediting and article cleanups, but I also make more substantial edits. I've written a timeline of my activities on this site.

    My page history work[edit]

    I enjoy checking through old history entries in Wikipedia and fixing cut-and-paste moves where needed. I've noted some observations about page-history anomalies at User:Graham87/Page history observations, and I've written some notes about getting information out of old database dumps at User:Graham87/SHA-1. I also enjoy importing old edits from the Nostalgia Wikipedia and other old database dumps; I've written some notes about the procedure I use at User:Graham87/Import.

    Articles I've started or expanded[edit]

    I especially enjoy it when other people make constructive edits related to these articles. The articles are listed chronologically:

    Articles I find interesting[edit]

    These are articles that pique my interest for some reason. If you find an article that you think might interest me, feel free to let me know.

    Pages about Wikipedia that I find interesting[edit]


    A Barnstar! I hereby award this Minor Barnstar to Graham87. Minor edits are often-overlooked, but essential, contributions to the Wikipedia. This Minor Barnstar is awarded for making many minor edits of the utmost quality. (KC)
    Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    I thank you very much for your tremendous help wikilinking and correcting my Trivia page. That must have taken you a long time to do, and I'm glad you helped me so much. I hope you liked it a lot! For this I award Graham87 this kindness barnstar. Reywas92TalkSigs 21:57, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
    For making a difference! I know you made much more than that, I'll create a 1000+ soon, by Pseudoanonymous 02:11, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

    BoNM - Australia.png The Australian Barnstar of National Merit
    for your efforts with Australian articles Gnangarra 00:47, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
    The Citation Barnstar The Citation Barnstar
    For finding and rewriting New York Times citations (including many I put in myself) to be freely available. Wasted Time R (talk) 11:15, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
    Working Wikimedian's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
    For all your help and patience over the past few months, I am delighted to award you this barnstar :-) John Sloan (talk) 07:51, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
    SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
    For this. Wow; who knows how long the issue would have been debated if you hadn't pointed out something obvious that everyone else apparently missed. Nice work! Artichoker[talk] 02:24, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
    Homemadebarnstar.png Home-Made Barnstar
    For being there at the right time to restore old revisions of the article Apple.

    Cheers mate! Λuα (Operibus anteire) 13:26, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

    Sewer cover.jpg The Sewer Cover Barnstar
    You have been awarded the Sewer Cover Barnstar because you can read through anything. You don’t know the meaning of attention deficit disorder, laugh in the face of boredom, and are wasting your talents if you don’t become a patent examiner.
    • I award this to you, Graham87, with humbleness and awe. You’ve done what I truly can not. Greg L (talk) 00:26, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
    Invisible Barnstar.png The Invisible Barnstar
    The Invisible Barnstar is awarded to users who make significant and helpful contributions to the project, but have kept to the background without seeking recognition or reward for their work.

    This Barnstar is awarded to Graham, for going the extra mile to help other editors in need. Helping the project be better and grow. Thank you so much Graham. I really appreciate your fine efforts, you are a great admin! Ikip (talk) 02:50, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

    Working Wikimedian's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
    I think you've been working harder on WP:New histmerge list than anyone. Page 1 is completely done thanks to you. Keep up the excellent work! Matt (talk) 20:36, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
    I'm an awesome Wikipedian!
    This user has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian and was awarded his own day.
    SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
    Thank you for your recent help, and for all the good work you do... we really do need more Admins like you... Johnfos (talk) 07:37, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
    Historical Barnstar.png The Curator Barnstar
    For your efforts in preserving Wikipedia's history. œ 11:26, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

    For preserving Wikipedia's history, User:Graham87/Import and just for being such a great Wikiarcheologist :) œ 11:26, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

    Working Wikimedian's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
    For all your help and contributions the past year, I am fathomed to award you this barnstar :-) Western Pines (talk) 03:48, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
    Rescuebarnstar.png The Revision Rescue Barnstar
    For rescuing all those old revisions from the Nostalgic Wikipedia, please accept this small token of my appreciation. –xenotalk 19:38, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
    For your contributions to Wikipedia and humanity in general, you are hereby granted the coveted Random Smiley Award.
    (Explanation and Disclaimer)

    TomasBat 02:29, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

    Barnstar-goldrun7.png The Running Man Barnstar
    This barnstar is for your work in cleaning up the women's sport in Australia articles. Very good work! --LauraHale (talk) 09:02, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
    Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
    I love what you are doing here. Thanks! Guy Macon (talk) 19:14, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    You are awesome dude!!!!
    Jacks1881 (talk) 02:52, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

    A kitten for you! For all your editing work on my DYKs! :D Trust me, the kitten is cute. Everyone loves cute kittens as a reward for doing good work. [citation needed] and yes, you do good stuff. :D

    LauraHale (talk) 10:42, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

    Brownie transparent.png For helping with the Paralympic related articles. :) LauraHale (talk) 23:06, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
    CopyeditorStar7.PNG The Copyeditor's Barnstar
    What a machine. Keep up the good work David.moreno72 (talk) 02:06, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
    Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg advice and vision
    Thank you for helping me to English my Germanic wording, to make me create articles instead of interwiki-links, and for moving articles sensibly. I award you a Yogo sapphire, sparkling and rare, on the day when the other Graham's string quartet Chinese Whispers (new article today) receives a prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:39, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
    Minor Barnstar Hires.png The Minor barnstar
    For doing small things that are making quite the difference at WP:Teahouse. Thank you! Sarah (talk) 04:39, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    Thanks for helping editors like me, surely your advise and guidance will help me to contribute in better way!

    Keep Guiding, Keep Inspiring! AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 10:10, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    Hello Graham,

    Appreciations to you for your helps. MansourJE (talk) 02:34, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    Thank you kindly! Mootros (talk) 02:57, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    Always ready to help out. Much appreciated. SlightSmile 23:08, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
    Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    Thanks!!! Problem with the signature solved, thanks to you. Seonookim (talk) 05:42, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
    Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    Thanks. The problem about the signature was solved, thanks to you. To show my appreciation, I'm sending this again. Seonookim (talk) 06:43, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
    Surreal Barnstar Hires.png The Surreal Barnstar
    I am speechless after reading your user page's about me section! -- Tito Dutta (talk) 20:09, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
    Hello Graham87, Eduemoni↑talk↓ has given you a shinning smiling star! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the Shinning Smiling Star whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or someone putting up with some stick at this time. Enjoy!
    Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
    Thank you for blocking this vandal. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 04:55, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    Hey Mr Pearce, thanks for your fine efforts to help Wikipedia, despite your disability. Cheers! Face-smile.svg Arctic Kangaroo 14:45, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
    Thanks for your support and help with the Joan Armatrading articles! Still a lot to do, new ones and expansion of existing ones - but getting there. Really appreciate the help with all the editing. Gold star from me too! J.12:50, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
    Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
    you make me feel useless Graham !! , thanks for being an inspiration to me especially on the work you do on Wikipedia Bobbyshabangu (talk) 10:27, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
    StarIconGold.png Gold Star for the Day
    Just reading through the thread at WP:BOTREQ and saw your comment about the Depends diff and laughed my b u t t off. I was laughing so hard when I read it, I almost needed some Depends. Anyhoo, I had to give you a gold star for that one. Thanks for making my day. (talk) 05:18, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    I just wanted to say thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia even when I had joined 3 years before your message! Your tips have helped me proudly call reverting vandalism on Wikipedia one of my interests in a school presentation. I owe you but I don't know how, so this barnstar will do for now. Thanks for being such a great admin! K6ka (talk) 02:18, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
    Roadster 2.5 windmills trimmed.jpg A Tesla Roadster for you!
    Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 16:31, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    For your important but undervalued Import-Export work. Green Giant (talk) 21:03, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
    Brownie transparent.png Thanks for helping me get started on wiki! Lying Politician (talk) 10:15, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
    Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG For your work on sports articles. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    Kitten (06) by Ron.jpg

    Thanks for all the additions!

    Wikinium (talk) 20:30, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

    Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
    Thanks for your copyediting work for the Signpost! Pine 21:04, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
    Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    We haven't worked together much, but I saw someone on IRC describe you as "a general ray of sunshine", so you obviously deserve this. Thanks. EpochFail (talkcontribs) 16:22, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
    Trophy.png The Emperor of Import
    You were, are and would remain the Emperor of Import. The import tool seems to have been made purely for you. Thank you for making use of the tool to contribute magnificently to Wikipedia, to such an extent that more than 95% of usage of the tool since it was made, is credited to you! Wifione Message 18:08, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    At a loss for words after reading about your condition on your userpage, and yet how that doesn't hinder you from doing what all others do. You really are a special person :) Although I still may not be able to entirely comprehend how that works, it really is motivational. Keep up the good work. Mar4d (talk) 11:55, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
    Accessibility Barnstar Hires.png The Accessibility Barnstar
    I had to make sure that this new barnstar went to the one Wikipedian who most deserves it. Thank you for all your cheerful help and support. --RexxS (talk) 23:47, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
    Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
    Thanks for the advice on my talk page and the other helpful resources. I'm new here and I am learning about the basics of creating wiki's in general. So thanks and good luck! Svoboman (talk) 17:43, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
    Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
    Thanks for your help with the talk page and archives. Doug Weller talk 15:29, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
    WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
    Good catch! Our template destroyer was pernicious. 7&6=thirteen () 14:58, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    because i can and also, nice AMA you did on Reddit a while ago. Winterysteppe (talk) 03:45, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
    Export hell seidel steiner.png Thank you for looking into the archiving-conversion issues at User talk:Chicbyaccident and placing that code for the archive box there. I think it's all good now! Shearonink (talk) 08:35, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
    Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Thank you so much for all your amazing work on Wikipedia.  TOW  06:06, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
    WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
    Good work handling 2607:fb90:a238:1193:0:3:47fe:5401's vandalism thoroughly. Face-smile.svg FleetCommand (Speak your mind!) 08:31, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
    CleanupBarnstar.PNG The Cleanup Barnstar
    This is rather belated, but in looking over the process of getting Miriam Makeba to FA-status, I am struck by the enormous amount of work you did with respect to grammar, sourcing, and accessibility. Many thanks. Vanamonde (talk) 12:11, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
    Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
    For all your hard work on Wikipedia! Adam Song 00:39, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
    Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
    Tidying up the bureaucracy left behind by lazy bureaucrats. Hugely appreciated. Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:24, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
    Working Wikimedian's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
    I owe you many thanks for importing the old HomePage edits. They are so beautiful! :,) – John M Wolfson (talkcontribs) 20:21, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
    For your willingness to go the extra mile unasked! —valereee (talk) 11:47, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    A bit belated, but I thought your WP:IAR close of Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Editor review/ChrisAmaddeo was masterful and showed a significant amount of clue. Well done. bibliomaniac15 18:39, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
    Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
    For finding and fixing the problem with the WP:RM page. Simple when you know how! Thanks again. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 06:44, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
    Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
    Thanks, Graham87 for your infusion of civility into the discussion. Appreciated! It's the kind of thing sorely lacking as of late, especially from some of the old-timers that should know better. It's what Wikipedia needs more of these days. GenQuest "scribble" 20:00, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    For showing that, no matter what kind of disability one may have, they can always improve Wikipedia. While I may never understand what it's like to be blind (in the sense that not even glasses can help), from what I do understand it makes Wikipedia a bit more difficult, and yet you still manage to pull through. Keep up the good work. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 05:02, 25 February 2022 (UTC)
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    Thank you for your impact
    improving the project
    by steady friendly helpful
    gnomish editing and advice

    thank you for ceaseless help over almost 14 years --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 6 June 2023 (UTC)

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