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Illegitimate Barrister

Joined 26 March 2010


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WP:NOTUSAEdit

Achtung! Attention! ¡Atención! Do your part, fellow Wikipedian! Replace all instances of "USA" with "U.S." (unless part of a proper noun; use "US" for British/Commonwealth English articles) immediately whenever you come across them. Don't hesitate, just do it. We must all do our part to eradicate this most pervasive scourge from Wikipedia, posthaste!Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 00:28, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Pings et moiEdit

Keep in mind that I don't check bell notifications, so pinging me on a talk page to get my attention won't work. If you need to get my attention regarding a matter, just post a message on my talk page.Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 13:11, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

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484,115+This user has made over 484,115 contributions to Wikimedia projects.
269,610+This user has made more than 269,610 contributions to Wikipedia.
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. TheThis user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
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About meEdit

Greetings, to whomever it may concern! Let me start off by saying howdy, and welcome to my user page! Most Wikipedians here just call me "I.B." or "Ill Barr" (for those of you who are viewing this page through a sans serif typeface, that's "Ill" as in an "ailment" or "malady", not the Roman numeral for the Arabic numeral '3'). I have been editing the English Wikipedia off-and-on since around roughly mid-2006, first as an anonymous I.P. user, then eventually as a registered user in 2008. I've used a variety of different user names over the years, before settling on this present moniker that you see before you today.

I have been editing under this present user name since March of 2010; this is my unified user name across all of the Wikimedia Foundation's various projects. On other projects aside from Wikipedia, I am particularly active over on the English Wikiquote and the Wikimedia Commons, and have been an administrator on the former since January of 2015. I also dibble and dabble occasionally on the English Wikisource and Wiktionary, as well. On the Wikimedia Commons, I mainly upload public domain content, and photographs that I have taken myself. Most of my photographs are licensed and distributed under the Creative Commons licensing standard, and you can view them here, if you'd like.

If you require assistance with a certain issue or quandary that you have regarding the course of Wikipedian events, please do not hesitate to ask me for help by leaving me a talk page message, here. I'll be glad to assist you in any way I can, to help in absolving the issue. Or, if I've made a mistake somewhere, which we're all bound to do at some point, you can bring it to my attention so I can better rectify it. Or, if you just want to chat about anything, anything at all that your heart desires, you can, of course, do that as well.

My progressEdit

Currently, this editor has earned a Master Editor III service award.

To get to the next level, Master Editor IV, he or she needs to meet the time requirement.

Progress towards the next level (by time): [ 571 days / 730.4 days ]

78.2% completed

   

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Barnstar ribbonsEdit

     
     
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Editor's Barnstar ribbon
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Writer's Barnstar ribbon

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BooksEdit

 
This editor is a Most Plusquamperfect Looshpah Laureate and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix and Errata Sheet.
 
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This editor is a Labutnum of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, Bookmark, and Note from Jimbo.
 
This editor is a Most Pluperfect Labutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, and Bookmark.
 
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BarnstarsEdit

  Research Participation Barnstar
For your participation in the survey for Anonymity and conformity on the internet. Michael Tsikerdekis (talk) 13:17, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
  The Writer's Barnstar
Thanks for the great improvements to Mary E. Clarke! Doug Coldwell (talk) 14:39, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
Great improvements to Juliana R. Force. Thanks! Doug Coldwell (talk) 17:44, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded for your multiple improvements in the article United States Coast Guard which have helped make it better organized and readable. Thank you. Cuprum17 (talk) 21:00, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For your copyedit efforts on the article Hal Moore. It is a much better article with your help. Cuprum17 (talk) 22:12, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
  North Korean Fashion Watch Barnstar
Gerald Shields, founder of the North Korean Fashion Watch, awards you the North Korean Fashion Watch Barnstar for your continuing efforts to add reliable and poignant discussions about North Korean topics, such as the 2014 comedy movie The Interview. Geraldshields11 (talk) 14:00, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
  Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for outstanding copyediting and gnomish work. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)
  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
I hereby award you this barnstar for your attention to detail and copyedit work on the Commandant of the Coast Guard article. Many thanks, I.B. Cuprum17 (talk) 20:31, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  The California Star
For your efforts to improve the article on the late Sergeant Jesse Aliganga, a Filipino American and Californian, I present to you this barnstar. May it shine bright to all whom see it, reminding them that those who have given their lives in service to their nation are not forgotten. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 05:02, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
  The Cleanup Barnstar
For signal efforts in the cleanup of the article Coast Guard Squadron One I hereby present you with this token of my eternal appreciation. Cuprum17 (talk) 21:59, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
  The Coast Guard Star
I hereby award you the Coast Guard Star for your very helpful edits on scores of Wikipedia articles related to the United States Coast Guard over the last two years. This is the inaugural presentation of this award. Thank you and Semper Paratus! Cuprum17 (talk) 21:55, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
For downloading images, copyedit work, and general improvements on the Wikipedia article SPARS I hereby award you The Teamwork Barnstar along with my sincere thanks for helping improve yet another U.S. Coast Guard related article. Semper Paratus! Cuprum17 (talk) 00:56, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
Thanks for doing the cleaning up on many different articles Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ Talk 18:53, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for contributing so much to Wikipedia. I appreciate the work you have done. ⠀Glosome⠀ 05:21, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

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Prose and style checklist, and other linguistic pet peevesEdit

  • When referring to the sovereign stated located primarily in North America, it's either U.S. or US. NEVER, EVER use "USA". Use "USA" only if it's part of a proper noun like "Team USA" or "USA Trucking", for the U.S. Army, or the Union of South Africa.
  • Do not put parenthesis in parenthesis, rather use brackets like "[" and "]". Speaking of parenthesis, do not put them in between two sentences. It should be part of a sentence and be worded as such that the sentence would still make complete sense if the parenthesis and its contents therein were removed. Also do not begin the content in parenthesis with a capital letter unless a proper noun.
  • When referring to ships, do not use "The". Refer to it as if it were a person's name. Also, do not italicize ship prefixes, only the name should be in italics. Speaking of italics, foreign words should be in italics unless it is a proper noun or has become adopted and commonly used in English.
  • In the introductory first sentence for a person's biographical article, do not put any preceding ranks or titles like doctor or general. Should be the name only. Superseding suffixes should only be for honors bestowed by monarchies and such.
  • Only the birth date and death date, if applicable, goes in the lead parenthesis, do not put birth place.
  • Pictures should go on the right side of the page whenever possible unless prudence dictates it be otherwise.
  • Song titles, short story titles, and names of poems go in quotation marks, whereas book titles and names of albums, TV shows, and films go in italics.
  • When referring to people in the main body text, do not use any preceding ranks or titles. If you must, then do it only once and use the person's name only after that. Also, do not blue-link any ranks or titles with a person's name, just link the name only.
  • For career subsection headers, if the person was known primarily for only one field or work, then there's no need for a preceding qualifier. So, for a soldier who did nothing but that, putting "army career" is redundant.
  • For a person's infobox portrait caption, don't put the person's office or billet title or something like that, this is not their official biography. Rather describe the picture and what's in it instead.
  • When referring to a war, use the common name historians use, rather than the operational name, unless the operational name has become common usage, such as Operation Market Garden.
  • Periods in abbreviations or initialisms should only be for two-letter ones. Unless it's for a proper noun that originally spelled it that way.
  • Soldier, sailor, and airman are not capitalized, unless at the start of a sentence. They are not proper nouns.
  • Try not to use USPS abbreviations for U.S. states, unless it's a two-worded state like Rhode Island, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, or West Virginia. Either spell out the state name fully or don't include it at all.
  • Police or military ranks are only capitalized if they immediately precede somebody's name. So, "Hospitalman Apprentice (FMF) Jane Doe", but "hospitalman apprentice" when written by itself.
  • Use the common name of a country whenever possible. So, "East Germany", "South Korea", and "South Vietnam" instead of "German Democratic Republic", "Republic of Korea", and "Republic of Vietnam".
  • If you're going to use an abbreviation or initialism, make sure to spell it out fully at least once near the start of the article with the abbreviation in parenthesis, so readers know exactly what it is you're talking about.
  • When referring to an army or navy, use the proper name. If the proper name is not used, make sure to capitalize it properly. So, it's North Vietnamese army, rather than North Vietnamese Army, since the latter name is an exonym and thus not an official proper noun.

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