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About meEdit

Hi, I've been an active user of Wikipedia for over 8 years (mostly since late 2012 though) now (as of early-2017), and I'm still a tad leary of editing certain things that I don't know much about. A long while ago, I learned enough about html coding to know that I didn't want to know any more about it.  ;) I have been and am willing to learn more about how Wikipedia works though, and I really don't have an axe to grind with anyone. As a scientist for over 20 years now, I highly value verifiable facts over ideology. I hate to say this, but Wikipedia would be a lot easier to deal with if it weren't for some of the blatant "dicks" that unfortunately seem to roam around here at relatively free will...ugh...

As of January 2017, I also occasionally like to fix missing reference list errors (mostly in articles), articles with missing files (which are mostly missing pictures), disambiguation errors within actual articles (when I'm not making them myself...doh!), disputed (dubious) statements in articles, and adding Wiki-links to articles.

Works in progressEdit

As a meteorologist by trade, who used to work for the National Weather Service (I do not claim to speak for the NWS here on Wikipedia though) and who currently works in the private weather industry in the USA, what I plan on editing in the future:

My expertise in weather includes short-term mesometeorology as it relates to severe weather, winter weather, and hydrology (flooding).

Pages that I have createdEdit

  • over 160 re-direct pages, mostly for weather-related terms.

Pages that I have edited extensivelyEdit

Among many, many other pages:

Pages that I need help with!Edit


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  The Resilient Barnstar
Erpert Who is this guy? | Wanna talk about it? 22:01, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

I am mainly awarding you this barnstar for this comment.

  Silk Purse Award
This award in appreciation for your improvements to the Mike Adriano article, expanding it and providing sources so as to demonstrate clearer evidence of his meeting our guidelines. Well done! Cavarrone 05:04, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your improvements to the XRCO Award article Rebecca1990 (talk) 14:35, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
Great job in copy-editing Alfred V. Verville preparing it for WP:GAN. MEGA-THANKS from the great grandson of Alfred's cousin! :) Nasa-verve (talk) 05:13, 23 May 2014 (UTC)


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