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The February 2009 User of the Month was Degenret01, who was nominated by Azaz129. The other candidates of that month were Hapi007, Bonziiznob, and Rich Farmbrough. Note that Kudos 2 U left the wiki before voting ended.

Degenret01 made his first Wikia contribution in January 2008. Since then each and every of Degenret01's 2000+ contributions has been dedicated to editing and bettering the Wikia. Becoming a sysop in late November of 2008, he has since then reverted countless amounts of vandalism, but always remembering to assume good faith and is often willing to offer second chances, a rarely-seen attribute today. He has offered much of his knowledge and help to many users across this wikia and for that this wikia is grateful. It is an honour to name Degenret01 as February's User of the Month.
— Main Page UotM description February 2009


Kudos 2 U

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Although recently new to the RuneScape wikia community, this user has time and time again proven themselves as both a mature and very resourceful user. They've contributed to many mainspace page's, and is responsible for a many of our updated HD images. As an entrusted user of Rollback rights they have reverted many vandals and is proficient in editing grammar/spelling and updating the information contained in this wikia, with now over 2000 edits. It is with this, I nominate Kudos 2 U as a User of the Month.

Bonziiznob Talk

01:48, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Support 1


  • Support - As Nom 01:48, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - Barely 2 months active... Buzz (Talk#P ) 08:37, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
    • I know its about user of the month and not about the time that they have been active, but isn't this a bit fast?? I say, he will be a user of the month, but not this month.. Buzz (Talk#P ) 16:02, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  • SupportI am right in guessing I'm allowed to support more than 1 person a month? Btw, is kudos 2 U a joint account? all the grammar was plural, Bonziibob. However, he's a great editor, his contributions are all around us. (quite literally :p) Changed as I voted for bonzii instead.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 12:28, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
:Comment - No, we are individual users =), that would be sockpuppeting, and that is a violation of the policies. 10:06, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

User has retired from the wikia, as per his talk page, and a recent discussion in game. Nomination is withdrawn.

Bonziiznob Talk

14:37, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


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I nominate Hapi007 again. He made a lot of great contributions. Most of his edits were uploading the most recent images and animations of... anything! Between his images and animations project he also reverts vandalism. This person is very nice to other people. He made over 2000 mainspace edits, and over 1000 image edits :O! That's why I nominate Hapi007 for user of the month Januari 2009. You deserve it Hapi007! Buzz (Talk#P ) 08:28, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Support: 7


  • Support - As nominator Buzz (Talk#P ) 08:28, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Instantly add pictures :) FredeTalk 11:53, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Support again!!!! :o instant pictures, agreeing with Frede173 :] --Boilar 12:12, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support One of the nicest editors here, and certainly deserving ot UotM status in my eyes. 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko)
  • Support - Per above. 20:37, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - The new Tarikochi. :) (unless I'm mistaken, he is the male in tan clothing featured in many of the animations on this Wiki?)  Tien  13:45, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Instantly add great pictures :) --Darth Stefan 22:07, 4 January 2009 (UTC)Darth Stefan
  • Support- I will always support you, Hapi007! You're great!--Chrischiam 11:21, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support- I AGREE WITH ALL OF THEM YOUR A GOOD GUY -- 1baraka1, 11:03, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -Ever since RSHD came out you have updated countless images,made tons of edits,made the pith hat look cool,supported other users,and overall you have been a addition to the Runescape wiki.--Gamebox77, 19:14, 15 January 2009
  • Support One Great Editor (I Say The Best One Ever!)Verac's brassard.pngMan tag (Talk)Guthix cloak.png 08:57, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Just a quick question, I looked into Man tan1's edit count and he only has 70 edits, being 50+ are on his user page. Does this qualify as a valid vote? I'm not sure, but I added it to the vote count anyways :) 14:12, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Users do not have the required 50 edits.-- 22:28, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment I like Hapi as an editor your great, but seriously people think up more Support info than "per above" or "Instant images", don't be lazy =S. Ancient staff.png Santairo talk Lunar staff.png 17:00, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support As you pmed me ingame :) - Dont worry it was a joke, But you do add instant images and have a nice edit count , FTW, ço¬Ø 15:07, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


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I'm renominating Bonziiznob since he was nominated late last month. I feel that he deserves a full month as a nominee. Although he has only been editing here for about a month, Bonzii has the edit count of a user that appears to have been here for much longer. He is one of the most active editors we have and he makes good use of his rollback privileges. I don't think I've ever seen someone so dedicated to improving the wiki and reverting vandalism. It is a great honor for me to nominate him. Happy new year everyone. Andrew talk 03:29, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Support 16


  • Support - as nominator. :) Andrew talk 03:29, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - You and Bonziiznob are pretty close for someone dedicated to improving the wiki and revering vandalism....But since you aren't on the candidate list right now I guess I should support Bonziiznob. I was going to nominate him but you beat me to it! Very deserving to be user of the month. Rollback crown.svg Kudos 2 U Talk! Edit count! Contribs! 05:36, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - As per Soldier 1033. Bonziiznob is very involved and active in the community. Bonziiznob is also very fast and active at reverting vandalism, in my attempts to revert vandalism I have been beaten to it almost every time. I agree that Bonziiznob is a deserving to be user of the month. Bonziiznob has wished everyone a Happy New Year and been welcoming to everyone in the community. As per Bonziiznob Happy New Year! - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 05:43, 2 January 2009 (UTC).
  • Comment - "I don't think I've ever seen someone so dedicated to improving the wiki and reverting vandalism." Well, I've seen enough. Bonziiznob is only trying to become friends with users by sending them 'Happy New Year' messages, so they'll vote for him.-- Miasmic Blitz icon.png Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 16:30, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Comment - Hapi, you wished me a happy new year, along with a few other users. So why are you opposing Bonzii for doing it too? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 03:47, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - I agree with Hapi007, it's not about making friends, it's about improving the wikia. Buzz (Talk#P ) 16:34, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - :S, I'm not trying to make friends with anyone so please don't be so hostile. It's New Year, why am I being the target of some random assault as wishing people a Happy New Years. I didn't nominate myself and if you look, just about ALL messages sent were before this UotM were created. I am not trying to win votes or persuade anyone. I'm a very happy person and around holiday's, it the meaning to share and bring happiness to each other. What does that mean? I'm tricking people into liking me. Society today is overrun by people who have power and people who are trying to get it. I feel as a sysops I could benefit the wikia, but I am in no rush to get it, and questions I have had about them are just to ensure that when I do run, or am nominated, it can be as positive as possible. Perhaps wishing users a Happy New Years was a bad thing. 20:12, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - He's done a lot for the Wiki. And you guys aren't supposed to oppose. Ever. Put it as a comment instead. I got blocked for soft opposing someone just minutes after that rule was made. X(]. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 05:59, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support!He does a lot for the wiki, and even more for the community. He's a professional all-rounder, and one of the friendly-est editors I know. getting a happy new year's was a great thought, it must've taken a while, and made me smile.:)--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 12:24, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support First off, (warning long big lump off writing ahead): I'm supporting you because your a new breed, and you do alot for the community. Second off I'm an underdog guy and it would make me feel good if I knew I supported a losing team(no offence). Third off (Warning this is from my side of the arguing) I think some admins are being mean to some new blood around here, which me and some other editors find unfair. Ancient staff.png Santairo talk Lunar staff.png 17:11, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Bonziibob rocks!!! all i can say he bought change to this community and happiness by saying words like Chirstmas and New Years, funny, joyful, hard worker, and works most of his life to improve the wikia. Happy that is what i can say! 06:09, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
I apologize as this might sound hypocritical to some where I said I would scratch all votes (even on my own User of the Month) who did not meet the voting qualifications and didn't check the edit count of these people. 00:59, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment My earlier Support were I said "I think some admins are being mean to some new blood" I didn't mean thats what I feel but what I Guess some onlookers are thinking. Also when I said "which me and some other editors find unfair" I mean't the general being unfairness if the admins are being mean to the new blood.Ancient staff.png Santairo talk Lunar staff.png 16:37, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support I have always found Bonziibob to be trustworthy and nice, and that's all I need to support him. Prayer Jediadam4 (Talk) Bandos godsword.png 19:53, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Bonziibob has done a lot for this wiki and many users on it (including me). He deserves being the User of the Month Wizard robe top (t).pngKrazyballatalk! Law rune.png 17:52, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Great editing bonzi! =) Rollback crown.svgLuckytoilet 15:09, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Bonziibob is a dedicated and helpful wikian. He has my vote for the user of the month. #Cannonball.pngJack Spiral1Rapier.png
  • Soft support I have to say, I don't know any of the other nominees as well as I know Bonziibob, so it would be unfair for me to give my full support. Regardless, Bonziibob is an exceptional contributor and stays of out troublesome arguments; therefore, he has my support. Supertech1 TCE 20:32, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support C'mon, I'm sure there is someone left to add one more and tie it up again.--Degenret01 05:27, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment Haven't made my decision yet, we'll see later.-- Miasmic Blitz icon.png Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 06:48, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support We may have had some, well, discussions, but I'm sure you deserve it more than me. After all, I haven't been quite active for a while. Though, 15-15 means the 2nd dual Users of the Month (You and Degenret)-- Miasmic Blitz icon.png Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 12:19, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Very active and polite. I had a REALLY tough time choosing between and Degenerat (below) this month... but you're a little bit ahead in my eyes. --Pikaandpi 15:28, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


Degenret01 TalkContribsEdit count

Degenret has been an active member of the community for quite some time now, he began editing in January '08 and has amassed over 1800 edits. As an admin he has fully followed policy and has reverted countless acts of vandalism. Not only does he always remember to assume good faith, he also tries to give people second chances, an increasingly rare sight now a days.


Helm of neitiznot (charged).png Azaz129 Crystal shield.png Talk Edits Contribs

19:18, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Support: 18


  • Support - As nominator.-- 19:18, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per Azaz. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 20:04, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per Azaz. --thheadshot-1.pngSpencer Lieutenant icon.gifTalk | Contribs | EditsLieutenant icon.gif 20:10, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per Azaz129. €MØŠwô®L[) 20:31, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - per Azaz129's comments.--Green partyhat.png Bob2006ty(RUNESTORM333)  talk Green partyhat.png 10:04, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Degenret was the first who sent me a message telling about using "you"s in article, and it was the days that I was a newbie in this wiki (or in any wiki). He is good at giving advice, and continues to do so to other users in need of help. He fights vandalism whenever he could (even while working), and always remembers to fix any errors or mistakes in articles. Degenret has and always will be a loyal wikian, and is an invaluable user/admin for this wiki. Bravo and keep it up!   az talk   08:30, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Because I do not like people campaigning for UotM (see above)‎Cooked chicken.pngAtlandy 16:04, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - per Azaz Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 04:45, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Other candidates certainly have their merits, and this isn't a queue whereby we recognise the longest-serving contributors first, but special mention must be made here. Every dog has his day, and if Degen hasn't been UoTM before then I think today must be his. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 03:39, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - I have to agree with Max/Leevclarke, Degen has been an excellent contributor as others have been on this list however from my times working with Degen I can say he is an excellent editor definitely deserved of such notice. ~kytti khat 17:52, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - As per Azaz.Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 11:13, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - As my nominee as retired from the wikia, I assume I am entitled to another vote. Degenret01 is a great editor. He is professional about his work and his intentions are always for the better good of this wikia. Questioning me on my content, which I know is of good intent, just proves that he is ultimatley trying to maximize this wikia's potential and has shown this multiple times. Although he is my running mate in this User of the Month, and this vote would bring it to a tie, he certainly does deserve this title, more so then I. 14:43, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - All the other candidates earned their fame, but this guy has really stood out this month, many contributions, too many really =S Really nice guy to socialize with too ^_^ XxXxGradiusheroxXxX 20:05, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per much above except the "nice guy to socialize with" because I never have so I dont know if that part is true. I really like him giving second chances.--Pawnbroker 01:27, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support I wasn't positive if i was going Degen or Bonzii, but Cruser234 helped my decision. Thanks Cruser!!--Bob quest 05:21, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Just curious, how did Cruser influence your decision? 05:36, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Probably User_talk:Bob_quest#why. Andrew talk 05:38, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
That is why I am confused? How does something that has nothing to do with me or Dengenret have an influence on a persons decision? Should your decision not me made on persoanl opinion about that users contribs/edit's/and discussions/Offering to the wikia? 05:43, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - I feel that Degenret is a great user who has benefited this wiki through his actions. A very deserving to-be User of the Month! C.ChiamTalk 12:22, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - -crosses fingers- It'd be really cool if this stayed tied up and Bonzii and Degenret were dual UOTMs. Andrew talk 21:59, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Comment - Him and I are both hoping it stays tied :) *Crosses fingers* 22:01, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support I hoped he would get more notice after I nominated him for admin. He has done a lot this month.--Varthlokkur 13:23, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment: Thanks for voting, Varthlokkur, but we all hoped nobody would vote anymore, as it would become a Duel Uotm ;)-- Miasmic Blitz icon.png Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 16:30, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
I was hoping it would stay tied up too :( , I mean if I was a meany I could always withdraw my vote and bring it back to a tie, but that would be wrong of me. 20:30, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Wonderful, helpful, and experienced editor. Why Degen hasn't been UotM before is beyond me. It's been great working with you. =D Karlis (talk) (contribs) 20:56, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Rich Farmbrough

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By no doubt Rich Farmbrough is the top editor, making 40k edits!!!, helping the GEMW project boom up to success, he clearly deserves to be UOTM.

Support: 3


  • Support, as nom ço¬Ø 03:27, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment, who are you?-- Miasmic Blitz icon.png Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 10:51, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
    He's the user that signs talk pages with whiteout, it was very clearly marked white on white, wasn't it? ~kytti khat 19:59, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - the only reason he has 40k edits is because he used to be a bot that updated GE prices. His new bot is SmackBot. Andrew talk 18:18, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Comment - Where SmackBot now has 662,421 edits. 06:32, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - Cool, our first Bot of the month XD Buzz (Talk#P ) 08:35, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - in fairness to Rick, there is a real person behind this bot and is providing a valuable service to the wiki. I admit that most of the 40k edits are bot edits, but that ought to be irrelevant other than to point out that this is a serious contributor to the wiki. He has been providing a much needed linking and infrastructure to the wiki, and should be recognized for that effort. Pages like this certainly deserve extra recognition as well. --Robert Horning 08:18, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
  1. Support Per robert horning Liam - Beta Tester (talk) 21:56, 30 January 2009 (UTC)