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It is approximately 7:23 AM where this user lives (Ohio).
This user has been on Wikipedia for 12 years, 5 months and 20 days.
This user runs a bot, RMCD bot (contribs). It maintains the Wikipedia:Requested moves process.
This user runs a bot, Merge bot (contribs). It performs tasks that are extremely tedious to do manually.
This user runs a bot, Bot1058 (contribs). It performs tasks that are extremely tedious to do manually.
This user has bicycled in all 50 of the 50 States.50
Top 200 editor as of May 5, 2023.
Secret to winning the Race Against the Machine: become an expert bot programmer, and hope that the bots don't learn to program themselves. HAL?
English Wikipedia will reach 7,000,000 articles around 8 December 2024.
It currently has 6,723,341 articles.
The Technical Barnstar
Thanks for creating RMCD bot and bringing the requested moves process back on its feet!

Favonian (talk) 15:56, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
For your contribution over at Requested Moves. Great work! Tiggerjay (talk) 03:32, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
For your tireless (and often-times, tedious) work at Wikipedia:WikiProject Merge and surrounding environs.
It is well appreciated! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 23:06, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar
For operating Merge bot._

Marvellous Spider-Man 15:23, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

The Working Man's Barnstar
For completing a significant part of the large merger relating to the Timeline of the Syrian Civil War. Your hard work is very much appreciated. Tradediatalk 06:14, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
The Hard Worker's Barnstar
For your work on maintaining and improving RMCD bot, which has made itself indispensable to the Requested Move process. You are highly appreciated for your flexibility and dedication! Aervanath (talk) 23:40, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
The Rosetta Barnstar
for cracking the code and saving the day. ty amigo. Gregkaye 15:26, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

bot help
Thank you, user who knows the secret to winning the Race Against The Machine, for helpful bots and for cleaning up yourself ("removing WP:OVERLINK to an everyday word"), for redirects and templates such as {{Forms of energy}}, for detailed analysis and offering to serve as arbitrator: "Don't underestimate how far I'm willing to go to read the background", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:06, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
For your diligence toward getting Template:NRHP Focus working again. Awesome. ―Mandruss  21:08, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
For your fine contribution to Talk:Self-balancing scooter regarding the article's title and the usage of the word "hoverboard." X4n6 (talk) 22:22, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
A thousand thanks for today's improvement of the RMCD bot notification rule. That will be a big help to the Wikpedia community. —BarrelProof (talk)
The Working Man's Barnstar
Just wnted to ad-gnomish you for doing what you do! Special thanks for relentlessly working on the Merge Project backlog. Well done. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:52, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

The current time is[edit]

Did you know[edit]

Important historical events that don't get their due[edit]

Mindboggling facts[edit]


  1. ^ Public Road Length - 2013. Federal Highway Administration.
  2. ^ "Life in the slow lane". The Economist. April 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Madland, David (2015). Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn't Work without a Strong Middle Class. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-520-28652-8.

‘We Need an Energy Miracle’[edit]

Bill Gates nails it: Interview by The Atlantic. Something on the order of the Drake Well or Chicago Pile-1. Maybe some computers running genetic programming algorithms will help us find it, before "time runs out". A breakthrough in stellarator or tokamak research could be a game-changer.

Women On $20s[edit]

The non-profit organization "Women On $20s" conducted a poll to choose a woman to put on a newly designed US twenty-dollar bill (to replace Andrew Jackson). The two leading vote-getters were Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman. Others on the ballot were Rosa Parks, Wilma Mankiller, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, Rachel Carson, Shirley Chisholm, Alice Paul, Frances Perkins, Barbara Jordan, Patsy Mink and Betty Friedan. As I was not familiar with some of these names, I looked them up and linked to them here. I think Jeannette Rankin should have been included on this ballot.

“I hope we can convince the next treasurer to print an equal number of $20 bills with both Jackson and Tubman.” Sounds like a great idea to me. NPOV and all. The last president to pay off our national debt in 1835.

Wikipedia peaked in 2008?[edit]

A ten-year update of Google Ngram data would help answer that question. By the way, for more on Culturomics and the Google Ngram Viewer, I highly recommend ISBN 978-1-59448-745-3.

UPDATE: Google has updated data to 2019! The answer is NO! Check back in 10 years to see whether Wikipedia peaked in 2019; its growth curve does seem to be flattening.

Issues I've patrolled[edit]

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 234869
Edits+Deleted 246730
Pages deleted 10597
Revisions deleted 56
Logs/Events deleted 5
Pages restored 3430
Pages protected 94
Pages unprotected 10
Protections modified 20
Users blocked 32
Users reblocked 1
Users unblocked 3
User rights modified 4
Users created 4
Pages merged 4092
This user is a member of
WikiProject History Merge.
This editor is a WikiGnome.



MediaWiki software limits[edit]

Short pages[edit]

Magic words[edit]

Behavior switches usually placed by VisualEditors, in error (archived discussion)
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Administrators' newsletter[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2023).

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC is open regarding amending the paid-contribution disclosure policy to add the following text: Any administrator soliciting clients for paid Wikipedia-related consulting or advising services not covered by other paid-contribution rules must disclose all clients on their userpage.

Technical news

  • Administrators can now choose to add the user's user page to their watchlist when changing the usergroups for a user. This works both via Special:UserRights and via the API. (T272294)



Bots newsletter[edit]

Latest tech news[edit]

Technical help links[edit]


Archive search boxes[edit]

Example: search for "Simpsons" in my talk/archives


Wikipedia editors are somehow expected to know a lot of stuff about this topic. I find it a bit overwhelming. I checked out ISBN 978-0199941162 from my local library, but confess it's been a struggle to put down my keyboard & mouse long enough to read it. Taking notes and posting links to terms as I come across them.


Editor engagement experiments[edit]

Every now and then I run into something interesting over the course of editing.

Newer experiments