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I have been a lurker and avid reader here for a long time[when?] before I started editing. And now it's over two years later!

Most of my substantial content writing is focused on chemical elements and their isotopes, as well as broader topics within the scope of nuclear physics. I also participate in maintenance work, including vandalism fighting (recent changes patrol) and participation in deletion discussions at AfD and RfD, along with minor copyediting when I see an article in need. Sometimes I also lurk around in very different areas following some of my other interests – those in the boxes on the right. Anything that helps the encyclopedia is worth doing.

I use the username ComplexRational only on Wikimedia projects. Any other account named ComplexRational or similar on the Internet is almost certainly not me, but feel free to ask me privately.

My English is closest to en-N or en-4+ in generic or colloquial writing, though I could possibly reach en-5 in some niche topics with which I am very familiar or regarding certain grammar rules. 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. I am always open for discussion, but should I be particularly busy in real life, it may be several days before I respond. If I make any mistake or dubious judgements when reverting, tagging, etc., don't hesitate to inform me there.

Article work in progressEdit

Article When started/ joined Current Goal Comments
History of Atalanta B.C. New   B   FA A few sources still missing, then a bit more content expansion to follow. Aiming for GA once I have time for active work. Will think about possible FA later on.
History of the periodic table   C   C   FA In progress with R8R, for now mostly minor edits but doing short bouts of research and more substantial writing. Action plan TBD.
Atalanta B.C.   Start   Start   FA In need of substantial cleanup and expansion; to follow after the history article. Maybe FA way down the line.
Superheavy element   Start   Start   FA In need of expansion; future plans.
Transfermium Wars   Start   Start   FA Future plans?
  The most important item
  Active work
  On hold
  Minor/background work
  Future plans

Did you know...Edit

Awards and barnstarsEdit

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)