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Joseywales1961
— Wikipedian  —
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Born1961 (Age 59)
Preferred pronounHe/Him/His
Country Ireland
Time zoneGMT
Education and employment
OccupationRetired Soldier, Part-time Company Administrator
EducationBBA, PG Cert EU Law
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
HobbiesWalking my dogs
MoviesThe Outlaw Josey Wales
BooksMilitary biographies, History
Account statistics
JoinedAugust 2006
Baby sister (left) and Big brother (right)

My dogs enjoying themselves at Lough Ennell in 2017

InformationEdit

Wikipedia vandalism information
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Level 3

Moderate to high level of vandalism.

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5.77 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 00:10, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

Pending changes backlog
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Level 4

Low backlog

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6 pages according to DatBot 05:15, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

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Previous Account DisclosureEdit

I made this account in 2006 which was dormant and forgot about for many years and I edited as User:Xyzspaniel from 2012 until about 2018. To enforce a wikibreak/retirement?, I scrambled the password on that account (and hadn't a recovery email) needless to say I lost control of that account but I could revive (and rename) this account through email so here I am now!

ITNs and RDsEdit

Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgThis user has successfully nominated or updated 16 articles featured in the In The News section on the Main Page.
ITNs and RDs
Ambox current red.svgOn 2 January 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Prosper Grech, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:06, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red.svgOn 4 January 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Marian Finucane, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:23, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red.svgOn 8 January 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Larry Gogan, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:44, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red.svgOn 24 January 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Seamus Mallon, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 23:51, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red.svgOn 9 April 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article John Prine, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 00:01, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red.svgOn 30 April 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Michael Robinson (footballer), which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Black Kite (talk) 00:06, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red.svgOn 14 May 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Renato Corti, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. qedk (t c) 12:21, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red.svgOn 28 May 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Paul Shrubb, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 23:15, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 9 June 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Tony Dunne, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Ad Orientem (talk) 01:00, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 16 June 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article John Madigan (politician), which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Black Kite (talk) 22:28, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 23 July 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ruth Lewis, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 10:24, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 22 September 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article David Cook (Northern Ireland politician), which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:29, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 30 September 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article John Waddy (British Army officer), which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:12, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 7 November 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Jim Marurai, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. —Bagumba (talk) 07:37, 7 November 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 8 November 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Seymour Topping, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 22:21, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Ambox current red Asia Australia.svgOn 16 November 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Doug Supernaw, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.  — Amakuru (talk) 15:00, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

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AwardsEdit

Barnstars etc.,
My military awards
IRL Service Medal - gold stripe.svgIRL United Nations Peacekeepers Medal.svg
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Service Medal with Bar (15+ years service), Peacekeepers Medal
UNFICYP Medal (3 awards), UNIFIL Medal (5 awards), NATO medal for Macedonia

Wikipedia Editing
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Hi, Joseywales1961, On behalf of the Counter-Vandalism Unit Academy, congratulations! You have successfully completed all assignments and have now graduated from the Academy. You completed your final exam with a score of 98% – well done! It's been a pleasure to work with you over the past few months. I hope you gained something from this CVUA program and do always note that the motto of the Counter Vandalism Unit is Civility – Maturity – Responsibility. Do drop by my talk page you have any questions as I am here to help. Thank you so much for your willingness to help Wikipedia in this CVUA role. Best. Cassiopeia(talk) 09:40, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
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Thank you Josey Wales! :) Yeah, sorry for being gone from Wikipedia for so long. With all the work I get, its hard to find time these days to edit. I'll definitely try to get back to editing. With endless gratitude from New York. Dantheanimator (talk) 01:37, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
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Thanks for noticing the vandalism on my user page! P,TO 19104 (talk) (contribs) 21:28, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence Thanks JW for diligently reading through all submissions on WP:ITNRD and providing your notes. I know we often do not credit editors who read each article and provide their feedback, as much as we credit creators, nominators, and updaters. I wanted to use this chance to say, "Thank You!" Ktin (talk) 05:25, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

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Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
England
Scotland
Wales
Courtesy of the Army
Albania
Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Egypt
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Israel
Jordan
Kosovo
Lebanon
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Northern Cyprus
North Macedonia
State of Palestine
Serbia
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Lithuania
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Montenegro
Portugal
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Tenerife
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