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Joined 15 June 2014

The absurdly detailed NPP article review flowchart which I developed to guide new reviewers.

Activity level:
I am currently: Semi-Active (my time that I can devote to WP is currently sporadic and/or limited and I am travelling). Ping me and I'll probably respond later in the day or the next day. Note that my time zone is New Zealand Standard Time.


Areas of interestEdit

Main Roles:Edit

Stuff I do occasionally:Edit

About MeEdit

I am an engineering geologist and an American ex-pat and lived in New Zealand most of my life. My work off-wiki is geotechnical engineering and rope access.

In my dealings with other editors, I find it helpful to first apply Hanlon's Razor.

I had a much older account when I was a teenager, which I lost access to (later restored). It is permanently inactive except for testing purposes.

I will usually respond relatively promptly if you ping me by name, as the system generates an email for me.

Random stuff:Edit

This section is a hodgepodge of random stuff and/or links I find useful and/or funny. It is intentionally disorganised.

RfA candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report
RfB candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report

No RfXs since 01:00, 18 February 2019 (UTC).—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online


Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog (all time)

  This user has been on Wikipedia for 4 years, 8 months and 8 days.
 This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than ten years.
 This user has made OVER 9000! edits to the English language Wikipedia.
 This user has created 21 articles on the English-language Wikipedia.
 This user helped promote 3 good articles on Wikipedia.
 This user has written or expanded 5 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
 This user scored 448.5 on the Wikipediholic test (revision 790826525).
 According to the political compass this user is Economic Left (-1.63) and Social Libertarian (-3.28).
This user realizes one needs to have rhino skin to edit Wikipedia. And it makes them sad.

 This user has published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals.
 This editor is a Senior Editor II
and is entitled to display this
Rhodium Editor Star.

Pun Generator

That was a poor joke about infinity - it didn't have an ending.

Science is the adjustment of belief based on what is observed.
Faith is the denial of observation, so that belief can be preserved.
Ideology is the denial of reality, despite observation, so that belief can be preserved.

Barnstars and other praiseEdit

  You dope, I sent a POTSTICKER!
Thank you for contributing to the discussion. Your voice is well received. Potguru (talk) 05:19, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
For your co-editing with me to the article on Lere Oyewumi‎. AI RPer (talk) 11:05, 4 October 2016 (UTC) 11:02, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  Thank you very much for reviewing my first post to Wikipedia!. It's appreciated Natasha.Alexander (talk) 10:20, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
thank for reviewing my pages Kyeopta09 (talk) 12:58, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  Gold star for your hard work !
Hey, thanks for being understanding. Here's a gold star for you! It's pretty! Nepalideveloper (talk) 17:13, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for the help on the EternalRocks article. I added a bit of info to your initial edit, some more copyediting, and sourcing. That shit was a mess. Frevangelion (talk) 23:32, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
  The New Page Patroller's Barnstar
Thank you for the work that you do patrolling new pages. It is noticed and appreciated. TonyBallioni (talk) 03:59, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
  The Helping Hand Barnstar
Thank you for all your help working with new users during the Women in Science workshop – it made a big difference to the day, and several participants commented on how great it was to have experienced editors around to help them. Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 10:48, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Thank you so much, Insertcleverphrasehere - by name and nature - for one of the most important statements of the year. I have searched for years to find an apt comparison of the two systems, and with this you just did it. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:10, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
I really appreciate your great efforts in persuading other wikipedians to combat the backlog that we are currently facing at the moment. Also I have noticed that you have been a consistent new pages reviewer in recent times. Abishe (talk) 16:20, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Thank you for your work to Wikipedia. HindWikiConnect 16:25, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thanks a lot for making our cabal grow by inviting so many editors!  
usernamekiran(talk) 21:46, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

For inviting new patrollers and thereby reducing the backlog. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 05:43, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Thank you for your all of contribution to Wikipedia.  Masum Ibn Musa  Conversation 10:30, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
  Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar  
For completing over 250 reviews during the 2018 NPP New Year Backlog Drive you are awarded this Special Edition Barnstar.
  Geneva Drive
For maintaining a streak of at least 50 reviews per week during the 2018 NPP New Year Backlog drive, you are awarded the Geneva drive.
  The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Your flowchart is very useful! Thanks a bunch! SweetCanadianMullet (talk) 00:09, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for all your hard work on the Treaty of Waitangi page for the GA nomination. Your amendments have significantly improved the article's content and shifted it closer to NPOV. Your efforts are very much appreciated. Te Karere (talk) 09:38, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for all your work coordinating and running NPP and the recent backlog drive! Your hard work is always appreciated! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 20:10, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
Just wanted to acknowledge your tireless efforts as our NPP coordinator and thank you for your patience and understanding. You’ve helped make our work there a whole lot easier!! Atsme✍🏻📧 10:49, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Thanks for all your help RE: Leslie Joy Whitehead. It is very much appreciated! NataSOfficial (talk) 10:10, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Thank you very much for helping me with the RCF on the Stanley Kubrick talk page! I appreciate you working with me to create a setting where a productive, respectful debate can be had on a collapsible infobox. I appreciate it very much!! Willydrach (talk) 20:57, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks to all you do for NPP! Your hard work and dedication to NPP is very valuable and appreciated by all! ♪♫Alucard 16♫♪ 03:35, 22 November 2018 (UTC)