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Editorofthewiki

Joined 3 January 2008


Editorofthewiki is currently: talking in the third person

Please update this if I have my grammar right!

Today is Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 23:10 (UTC/GMT).
There are 5,769,405 articles on the English Wikipedia.
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My bot, EditorBot, was for approval at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/EditorBot, but it failed. The Bot account is reserved, however, and whether or not it will ever be used remains a mystery.

Welcome to my user page. You really should be editing right now. So why are you wasting your time reading this sentence? I could just go on an on about myself, but why should I? Since you are still here right now, I will welcome you under this comfy blanket.

Apparently only 56 or soWikipedians have created more articles than me.

About MeEdit

I started editing under this account shortly after the New Year, 2008, after editing under an IP for a while. My username is derived from that of User:Destroyerofthewiki, a sockpuppet of User:DavidYork71. Instead of destroying the wiki, I want to edit it, and I would have chosen a better username, but all the good ones are taken. I think that I did quite well with what's left, don't you think?

I am an active member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Earthquakes. I don't really have much of a liking of these destructive ruptures, in case you're wondering. They are pretty fun to write about however. My time there has not been wasted: I basically wrote FA 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake (with some copyediting help and some small additions, mostly from from User:LordSunday) and GA 1992 Nicaragua earthquake (also written from scratch--this was speedied while a stub!).

I will tell you nothing about my personal life, since I don't know who you are, except I am a male human from the Planet Earth who was born sometime in the 20th century.

I am a bit of a linguist, as demonstrated by my languageboxes below:

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
es-2Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
fr-2Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
de-1Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
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This user can help out at an advanced level of Simple English.


States and countries visitedEdit

U.S. States visited
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ToolboxEdit

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On other WikisEdit

I have accounts on the following sister projects:

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Stuff to doEdit

About WikipediaEdit

Basics
Help
Policies, Guides, and Resources

The Community
Things to do
Miscellaneous

Tasks that you can doEdit

You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try. (See Wikipedia:Task Center for brief guides.)

See Wikipedia:Maintenance for more information.

Help counter systemic bias by creating new articles on important women.

Help improve popular low quality articles.


Tower of WikipediaEdit

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Recent ChangesEdit

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18 December 2018


Tip of the DayEdit

Accuracy, quality and peer review

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There is a semi-automated peer review available. The easiest way to install the script is to enable it as a Gadget: go to your user Preferences and check off the MoreMenu, adds Page and User dropdown menus to the toolbar... entry under Appearance and hit save. Each article page will then have a Page and User pull down menu near the top; go to the article; hover on Page; hover on Tools; click on Peer reviewer.

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Today's featured articleEdit

Raphael Saadiq in 2009
Raphael Saadiq

The Way I See It (2008) is the third studio album by American R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq (pictured), released by Columbia Records. After independently releasing the 2004 album Ray Ray, Saadiq continued working on other artists' projects and developed a partnership with audio engineer Charles Brungardt, who shared the singer's fascination with historic recording techniques and equipment. Pursuing classic soul music, they recorded The Way I See It primarily at Saadiq's North Hollywood studio. Their experimentation produced a traditional soul album that draws on the Motown Sound and Philadelphia soul styles. The lyrics mostly deal with romantic subjects. The album was a critical success and charted steadily on the Billboard 200, selling 282,000 copies in the United States by 2011, while also performing well in Europe. Saadiq toured extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia to support the album. (Full article...)