User:ComplexRational

This user helped "Island of stability" become a featured article on 22 January 2020.
This user helped "Island of stability" become a good article on 15 April 2019.
This user helped "Unbibium" become a good article on 10 November 2018.
This user helped "Unbihexium" become a good article on 11 June 2019.
This user helped "Unbiquadium" become a good article on 21 May 2019.
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Committed identity: 5babf9ee90adb88d5409b13c3be99c66a5187e0a0e313a4a36bfe8bbf52d639b0730dc3434f2b5135732980cbe0fcba402b9a5a38ac0281356ba059dc526988c is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.

I have been a lurker and avid reader here for a long time[when?] before I started editing. In my early days as an editor, most of my content work was about chemical elements and their isotopes, as well as broader topics within the scope of nuclear physics. Over time, it has spread across various topic areas, including football, public transportation in New York City, and scattered lesser edits,[vague] though I still find myself periodically reading about nucleosynthesis experiments and superheavy elements and updating isotopes pages.[needs update] I also sometimes[how often?] do less visible maintenance work, such as recent changes patrol, new page patrol, and other janitorial work.[1][why?] I am also affiliated with Wikimedia New York City.[2]

I use the name ComplexRational only on Wikimedia projects and on Discord servers with fellow Wikipedians and enthusiasts. Feel free to contact me privately about any off-site activity allegedly of my doing, people on the Internet claiming to be me (especially those using the name ComplexRational), or other sus behavior.

My English is closest to en-N or en-4+ in generic or colloquial writing, though I could reach en-5 in some niche topics with which I am very familiar or regarding certain grammar rules.[citation needed] The 2 I give myself in Italian is primarily for reading and comprehension; my spoken and written ability is probably a bit less than that, but is enough for generic communication. The 1 in Spanish is mainly for superficially reading sources; I can only engage in basic communication, and it's been a while since I've seriously used it.

Any and all feedback is welcome at my talk page.[specify] I am always open for discussion, but should I be particularly busy in real life, I may not be able to give more than a quick response for several days.

Article work[edit]

As of 13 August 2023

Articles that I have worked on to a major milestone, created (bold), or substantially expanded:

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Miscellany[edit]

Admin actions for ComplexRational
Type of action Percentage
Deletion/Undeletion 3378
  
89.91%
Block/Reblock 163
  
4.34%
Protection/Unprotection 34
  
0.90%
RevDel 180
  
4.79%
User rights 2
  
0.05%

Awards and barnstars[edit]

Awards and barnstars[promotion?]

elements and reviews

Thank you for quality articles around chemical elements, such as Island of stability, Unbibium, Unbiquadium and Unbihexium, for GA and FA reviewing, for "Welcome, and thank you for your attempt to lighten up Wikipedia", for appreciation, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2326 of Precious, a prize of QAI. - Happy 2020! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:08, 2 January 2020 (UTC)


The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks for answering in the teahouse! I really appreciate it. Sage~ 01:09, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I was just minding my own business patrolling recent changes, until I ran into you fighting vandalism (and beating me to it ._.). I wanted to show my appreciation for your reflexes as attacking the problems the second they arise. Thanks for helping keep the wiki clean! Utopes (talk) 19:58, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to ComplexRational for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE September 2019 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 17:48, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
The Invisible Barnstar

Thanks for your participation in the September 2019 GA Backlog drive. Your 3 reviews made a difference, as did your willingness to review particularly old nominations. The work of editors like you helped bring down the unreviewed backlog by over 35%. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 18:25, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

The One-third Barnstar
Awarded to User:Jo-Jo Eumerus, User:Fowler&fowler and User:ComplexRational – for having the fortitude, diligence, resilience and "sound moral principle" to show the rest of us the best way to approach a featured article candidacy. Here's to you all three of you! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:48, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
The Atomic Barnstar
Congratulations on a very well-deserved bronze star! --R8R (talk) 19:44, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
This is for your valuable efforts on countering Vandalism and protecting Wikipedia from it's threats. I appreciate your effort. You are a defender of Wikipedia. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 11:16, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to ComplexRational for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Tdslk (talk) 18:11, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
The Citation Barnstar
Thank you very much for finding a new credible source to reference in the Franco Garofalo (actor) article! I could find no valid source about his death or family life beyond one interview and a IMDb page, so this more credible news reference you brought in is much better and very much improves the article's accuracy. 😇 PetSematary182 (talk) 15:19, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

This award is given to ComplexRational for 127 reviews in the July NPP backlog reduction drive. Your contributions played a part in the 9895 reviews that took place during the drive. Thank you for your contributions. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 08:27, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This award is given to ComplexRational for collecting more than 25 points doing reviews and re-reviews, in the October NPP backlog reduction drive. Thank you for your contributions. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 09:04, 30 October 2022 (UTC)

Worm Gear Award

This award is given to ComplexRational for collecting more than 7 points per week doing reviews, in the October NPP backlog reduction drive. Thank you for your contributions Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 09:04, 30 October 2022 (UTC)

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

For over 100 article reviews during 2022. Thank you for patrolling new pages and helping us out with the backlog! -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:46, 2 January 2023 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar
Thank you for helping out at AFD and closing some discussions. Many hands make the work feel light! It's appreciated. Liz Read! Talk! 23:57, 13 July 2023 (UTC)
The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to ComplexRational for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE November 2023 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 09:25, 7 December 2023 (UTC)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Mostly rewritten and expanded
  2. ^ a b Subsequently expanded by others