User:Gen. Quon

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My name is Gen. Quon! I have eclectic interests, ranging from Latin literature to bats, but most of my energy has been focused on improving articles about music and televisions. I've contributed quite a bit to the pages that cover The X-Files, The Office, Adventure Time, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Pale Waves. I also occasionally work on articles that simply strike me as unique or odd.

From 2017 to 2020, I served as a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, helping to improve the site's coverage of Classical antiquity. I have a Ph.D. in library and information science, which I earned in 2022; my dissertation focused on Wikipedia fan editors, and I'm currently revising it for publication.

As someone who clearly remembers what it was like to be a brand-new editor, I'm more than happy to lend a hand if anyone needs help or advice. In doing so, I hope to encourage users to stick around, even after tensions flare up. I'm also mindful of the site's systemic biases, and I have been trying to be better about editing in ways that fight (rather than feed into) those biases.

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This user helped promote 14 good topics on Wikipedia.
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Gen. Quon's Barnstars
The Good Article Barnstar
Thanks Gen. Quon for helping to promote Leonard Betts to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 23:22, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
The Good Article Barnstar
Thanks Gen. Quon for helping to promote Home (The X-Files) to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:50, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
The Working Man's Barnstar
For reviewing 5 of my GA nominations. 4 that passed and 1 that hasn't. Thank you. Good job with your The X-Files and The Office work. TBrandley 16:05, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This is for of all of the articles you have promoted to good article status. 155 is an astonishing number, and you should be recognized for your fine contributions to the Wikipedia community! TRLIJC19 (talk) 19:33, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Congrats on your new FA, Triangle (The X-Files). If you can create an FA, you a great Wikipedian. You deserve a cheeseburger. TBrandley 17:45, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Congrats on getting 100 Office articles up to GA, along with others of course! Have a brownie. TBrandley 18:58, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
The Good Article Barnstar
For your significant contributions that helped promote The Whale (The Office)--and many more, it appears--to good article status. Here at Dunder Mifflin, we call that fine work. -- Khazar2 (talk) 19:24, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
You're a machine, General Quon! Thanks for your work on yet another Good Article--now kick back and relax, you deserve it! -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:03, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring Polka Party! to Good Article status. Thanks as always for your prolific contributions on comedy topics--you're really improving Wikipedia's coverage. -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:16, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring Sex Ed (The Office)‎ to Good Article status. Thanks for your incredibly prolific contributions--keep it up! -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:24, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to see this nastiness with the blog post, but thanks for taking it with such courtesy and aplomb. Have some pie and enjoy the day! -- Khazar2 (talk) 18:01, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks so much for covering for me on that GA nomination. Blurred Lines 01:57, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
The Science Fiction Barnstar
Thank you Gen. Quon for going the extra mile to help promote The Unnatural (The X-Files) to FA status. On behalf of the article's future audience, I hereby award you the The Science Fiction Barnstar. Please accept it --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 11:47, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
Thanks very much for your quality improvement work on Blink (Doctor Who), that's gotta be my favorite episode of the series. — Cirt (talk) 04:35, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
The TV Star
Thank you for your continued quality work on articles related television shows. Keep up the great work! Hmlarson (talk) 04:29, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
For your extraordinary hard work, care and precision in your contributions, I award you this accolade. Your intense passion for your interests is surely influential. It's been a pleasure and a privilege to be learning from you. Your articles are phenomenally meticulous. So thank you very much for your service to Wikipedia. Seabuckthorn  02:28, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for all your hard work on Ha' K'in Xook and for bringing it up to GA - it's always nice to see someone else producing quality Mesoamerica-related content. All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 10:15, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
The Mesoamerican Barnstar of National Merit
Please accept this Barnstar on behalf of WP:MESO, in appreciation of the excellent work you have done bringing up all those rulers of Piedras Negras to GA. Very well earned indeed. All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 12:51, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Gen. Quon by Simon Burchell ʘ TALK on 12:51, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
The Epic Barnstar
For bringing Astronomica (Manilius) to good article status. A great topic; I hope to see more soon! Josh Milburn (talk) 02:26, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
I, PericlesofAthens, award you, Gen. Quon, this honorary Barnstar of Diligence, for your tireless efforts in raising so many articles to GA status, yet in particular the fine job you have done with Cup of the Ptolemies. Thank you kindly for that delightful and informative read! Cheers and all the best. Pericles of AthensTalk 17:31, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
The year was 2008; I was roughly 8.52 years younger, 50 pounds (23 kg) lighter, and known by the unfortunate sobriquet User:pd_THOR. After making a lot of edits to "Weird Al" Yankovic (album), I bumped into the seemingly equally-enthusiastic Gen. Quon. We enjoyed a pretty congenial back-and-forth for a time, and I haunted both the article and its talk page until, in autumn 2010, Quon made some edits to the article that were entirely correct, wholesome, and improvements. <pout>…and I didn't like them.</pout> I had a little fit because he was right, I was wrong, and the article was not mine to own. So I picked up my toys and went home. By which I mean I invested no further effort into "Weird Al"-related articles; if Gen. Quon wanted to unilaterally make Wikipedia a better place for everyone by improving articles according to community standards, then he could do so without me.

Today, I happened upon the Good Article review of "Another One Rides the Bus" only to find that in my probably-unnoticed absence from the topic, Gen. Quon had been making his way through just about every single thing under the "Weird" umbrella, improving everything he touched along the way. Lo I am humbled. You are far-and-away the better man, and I salute you for your (dare I say) tireless efforts to improve Wikipedia.

     …especially the "Weird" parts. — fourthords | =Λ= | 04:26, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

The Special Barnstar
Your efforts to study the Fan-Based Groups on wikipedia shows diligence, interest, and curiosity. We need more people willing to research like you. Good Work. PerryPerryD Talk To Me 19:46, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Once upon a time, when we were both fresh-faced Wikipedians, ours was the first intensive collaboration I'd undertaken. You were an excellent contributor to find in this weird "Wikipedia" thing we were both doing. I have no doubts that positive experience was a significant factor to my continued participation here. I recently came across your username in an article history, and with it came those memories and good feelings. Thanks, and I'm really glad to see you're still here, too. — Fourthords | =Λ= | 04:35, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
P.S. I happened to notice your comment above about "dissertation research (about Wikipedia!)", and am fascinated to learn more! I look forward to congratulating Dr. Quon! If I can help with your research in any way, please let me know!


  1. ^ Co-edited and co-nominated by Glimmer721.
  2. ^ Co-edited and co-nominated by Boomur.
  3. ^ Co-edited and co-nominated by Enwebb.
  4. ^ a b Nominated by Onegreatjoke after GA promotion.
  5. ^ a b Co-nominated by 23W.
  6. ^ Nominated by BorgQueen after GA promotion.