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Against all odds, this user — ladies and gentlemen — does it for free.

Bald eagle head 2019-07-13 - 1 (cropped).jpgThis user writes free (as in freedom) software, and uses GNU/Loonix.
Face-grin.svgThis user believes that laughter is a medicine that should be taken several times a day!!!

Elsewhere, I have been a manager, mechanical engineer, programmer, writer, welder, fabricator and forklift driver (albeit not in that order). On here, I'm just some guy who's an editor for fun.

I take lots of photos: one is a Featured Picture. Check out my Commons userpage if you want to see more. Below is some of the stuff I've done around here, mostly so I can keep track of it. If you are trying to form an opinion of me quickly, take a look at this software and this article.



All AfDs from 2005 to 2020, analyzed with the Oracle

These will help you be a cool guy, like me.

  • Oracle for Deletion: a live dashboard of all open AfD discussions. You can click to instantly sort by age, subject, keep/delete ratio, number of comments, page size, et cetera. There are also detailed statistics and sortable month summaries for all 482,281 discussions going back to 2005 (including sick-ass graphs). You ever wonder what the biggest deletion discussion of all time was? Now you know.
  • PressPass: a collection of tools for using, including enhanced search and configurable auto-citation in five different formats. This will automatically generate fully formatted {{cite news}} templates from clippings (not that half-assed Citoid output), from the convenience of your own browser window.
  • CurrentSwitcher: this gives you links on your contribs page to hide duplicate entries, current revisions, rollbacks, huggles, twinkles, and redwarns. This allows you to use your contribs page as an easy way to check if people have responded to your comments/questions, or look at which discussions/pages have been active since your last post.
  • I've made a couple Solarized versions of Wikipedia skins, here and here (which look like this). Only the Vector (and legacy Vector) skin (here) is actively maintained.

The ones after this are pretty boring, and recommended only for extreme nerds.

  • TrackSum: this lets you automatically sum the lengths of tracks in templates like {{track listing}} and get total runtimes.
  • WigOut: this gives you clickable links to Earwig's Copyvio Checker next to each diff on a CCI casepage.
  • Unbreaker: this gives you a button to fix those messed-up <br /> tags (i.e. <br>) which cause the syntax highlighter to go bonkers.
  • CopyTitle: a fork of Novem Linguae's CopyTitle.js, which puts a small button next to the title of an article which copies it to your clipboard. Mine makes it a little smaller and shortens it from "copy" to "c".
  • Monthcounter: A very, very niche script: adds a button to the "more" tab at the top of the page which goes through the text in the edit box, counts the occurrences of "January", "February" [...] "December", and outputs a tab-delimited summary of each count in the edit box. I made this for the sole purpose of tallying up arb enforcement log entries for arbitration reports in the Signpost. Maybe it will be useful for something else.

Articles created[edit]

Cscr-featured.svgThis user has created and written 1 Featured Article on Wikipedia.[1]
Symbol support vote.svgThis user has created and written 24 GAs.
Symbol question.svgThis user has created and written 42 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Pencil.svgThis user has created and written 156 of the 6,498,716 articles on Wikipedia.
Cscr-featured.svg1 of this user's photographs is a Featured Picture on Wikipedia.[1]
Ambox current red.svgThis user has created 2 articles featured in the Main Page's In The News section.[1][2]
Created || DYK || GA nom || GA || WP:FAC || FA

The best[edit]

The rest[edit]

Stubs—or as I call them, "GAs that haven't been finished yet".

Essays / templates / categories[edit]


Million award logo.svgThis editor won the Million Award for bringing Simp to Good Article status.
Crown of Italy.svgThis user has been awarded the Triple Crown for outstanding contributions relating to Gateway Generating Station.
Goce silver barnstar.pngThis user was awarded the Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award, Total Articles for copyediting 15 articles during the GOCE January 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive.
CleanupBarnstar.PNGThis user was awarded the Cleanup Barnstar for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words during the GOCE January 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive.
Modest Barnstar.pngThis user was awarded the Modest Barnstar for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words during the GOCE March 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive.
Multiple GA Barnstar.pngThis user was awarded the Multiple Good Article Reviewer's Barnstar for completing 21 reviews in the March 2021 GAN Backlog Drive.
Barnstar of Reversion2.pngThis user was awarded the Anti-Vandalism Barnstar on three[1][2][3] occasions.
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gifThis user was awarded the Tireless Contributor Barnstar.
GA barnstar.pngThis user was awarded the GA Barnstar.
Citation Barnstar Hires.pngThis user was awarded the Citation Barnstar for sourcing Passive attack after 17 years, 79 days, at the time the longest any Wikipedia article had been unsourced.
Sewer cover.jpgThis user was awarded the Sewer Cover Barnstar: "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."
Writing Magnifying.PNGThis user is a member of
the Guild of Copy Editors.

GA reviews I've done of others' articles[edit]


This is an adapted version of {{Islands of Suisun Bay and the Sacramento–San Joaquin River delta}}, but instead of all 100 islands, it only lists the 75 I wrote articles for.

This is the same thing, for 26 of the 60 articles in {{Islands of the San Francisco Bay Area}}.