Hello! I'm Acalamari. I joined Wikipedia on October 19th, 2006, though the logs say that I joined on the 20th. That's because Wikipedia uses UTC and when I created my account, I lived in a different time zone to the one I'm in now. I joined Wikipedia to correct minor errors in articles; however, I soon increased my activities from fixing mistakes to become more involved with discussions, policy, improving content, etc. I am an administrator, a bureaucrat and a global renamer.
This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than ten years.
This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than 15 years.
In addition to this account, I would like to introduce you to Bellatrix Kerrigan and Acalamari-II, which are my policy-abiding alternate accounts. I have not used either account for several years, however, and am unlikely to use them again for any purpose for the time being.
Upon hearing about the deaths of Molly Ivins and Anna Nicole Smith, I went straight to those articles to help out. It is sad that some people vandalized these pages when they heard about the deaths. I give help to people whenever I can and if my Wikipedia skills don't cover what somebody needs, I will always check the help pages or ask someone else for advice.
According to Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of edits as of August 21st, 2016, I am our 313rd highest user by edit count; however, this does not mean that I am "higher ranking" than other editors: it just means I'm on a list about edit counts. This tool shows my total edit count while this page lists the log counts for both myself and other admins; there is also this page for my admin log counts and another page for my edit count.
My username does not have anything to do with me being a squid. While my username is named after the animal, it's also named after a fictional planet called Mon Calamari. The "A" at the front separates it from "calamari"; I also think the name Acalamari just looks and sounds neat. As for the pronunciation, I pronounce it as "Ac-ala-mari" instead of "A-calamari" or "Acal-amari" but how other people pronounce my username doesn't bother me.
In the event you come across another Acalamari on the Internet, unless they have something to do with Wikipedia they will not be this Acalamari. I know of a couple of other Acalamaris elsewhere on the internet and they are not me.
My username has been parodied, or "spoofed" as Persian Poet Gal once called it many years ago. The list of spoofs of my name are here.
My three most recent barnstars are transcluded onto my user page:
I've seen that you've been closing most of the recent RfAs, and I thought I'd give you this just so you know that your work doesn't go unnoticed. Keep it up! Biblioworm 18:48, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
The Bureaucrat's Barnstar
Time and time again, the bureaucrats of en-wiki demonstrate their levelheadedness and expertise. Like an anesthesiologist in an operating room, you spend most of your time screwing around reading a magazine, but stand ready to spring into action when needed, only to fade into the background once your important work is done.
Or perhaps that's more like Batman? Whatever your preferred metaphor, I am consistently impressed by the bureaucrat corps. Thank you for your service. HiDrNick! 12:46, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
After serving as a Wikipedian for exactly 10 years, this is for the countless contributions you've made throughout the past decade. Very few people I know of have even come close to working on the site for so long. That takes serious dedication. Happy 10th Anniversary! Yes; I timed this to coincide with the very minute you registered your account per UTC time. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:29, 20 October 2016 (UTC)