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Ira Leviton
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NameIra Leviton
BornBrooklyn, New York
NationalityAmerican
CountryUnited States
Current locationNew York, New York
Hairyes
Eyesonly two
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Hobbiesgenealogy, Wikipedia, and correcting my wife
ReligionJewish
Account statistics
JoinedMay 2, 2015
First editMay 2, 2015
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SignatureIra Leviton (talk)
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Wikipedia-logo-v2-en.svgThis user is one of the 270 most active English Wikipedians of all time.
ABCXYZThis user hates to see jargon and unfamiliar acronyms or abbreviations on Wikipedia.

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Hi, I'm Ira Leviton. Even if I were to try to keep my name a secret, I realize how easy it is to find out, and since I haven't done anything wrong and I'm not paranoid, I make no effort to hide.

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Ira Leviton
 
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning March 25, 2018
Since 2015, Ira's New York focus works at disseminating knowledge and information in all the spheres of the Wiki. Over 43000 edits with 97% to mainspace: uses edit summary 99% of the time. Constantly adding facts, links, references and correcting errors.
Recognized for
WP:Typo Team member
Notable work(s)
25 articles including List of hospitals in New York City
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The basicsEdit

  • I'm the only Ira Leviton in the world.[citation needed][according to whom?][1]
  • I was born July 22, 1959 in Brooklyn, N.Y.[2]
  • I was named יצחק מאיר‎ for my father's father,[3][better source needed] who was born the year after the death of the first Gerrer Rebbe, Yitzchak Meir Alter,[4] and named for him,[5] so I can trace my name back to 1799.[4]
  • I've lived in New York City for my entire life and am proud of that.  Twenty years in Brooklyn, sixteen years in the Bronx, and currently in my twenty-fifth year in Manhattan.[6]  (Perhaps it's time to move to Queens or Staten Island?  Nahhhhh...)
  • I'm a medical doctor specializing in infectious diseases.[7]  I work for Montefiore Hospital[8] and am on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.[9]
  • Some of my information, philosophy, and outlook is summarized in the user boxes below.  I'll make more user boxes for other things that I think are important... some day.  Feel free to contact me via my talk page.

Why I became a Wikipedia editorEdit

I became a Wikipedian to create a page for Disco Freddy as a personal challenge. Shortly afterward, I noticed an obvious error on the page for Hans Schmidt, the only priest to be executed for murder in the U.S. – it stated that he was buried at Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens. I knew that was impossible, because it's a Jewish cemetery, although because the cemetery is still active, I called to confirm that he wasn't there.  (Yes, I know, no original research allowed...)  After that, I continued to fix grammatical and occasional factual errors that I noticed, add references when they were needed, and occasionally create new pages. I believe in disseminating knowledge and information, and that whenever possible, knowledge and access to it should be free.  (I'm not saying that teachers or professors shouldn't be paid, or that students should be able attend any school they want to, or that books should be free, but I think it's always a good thing when knowledge can be created or distributed at no cost.)  I add facts, links, and references, correct errors, and try to improve the delivery of information on pages I read.

You can find all my user subpages by clicking here: see Ira's subpages.

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About me via userboxesEdit

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NYCThis user lives in New York City.
 
 This user is proud to be a resident native citizen of the United States.
6'3"This user is 6 feet, 3 inches tall
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
USThis user uses American English.
 This user is interested in his family history.
This user is currently near geocoordinates
40°46′58″N 73°58′40″W / 40.782690°N 73.977740°W / 40.782690; -73.977740Coordinates: 40°46′58″N 73°58′40″W / 40.782690°N 73.977740°W / 40.782690; -73.977740
NYC
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This user thinks New York City should secede from New York State.
 This user enjoys walking.
 This user doesn't know the difference between a doughnut and a cup of coffee.
 This user is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
גאליציאנערThis user is a Galitzianer.
 This user is a Levite לוי.
landsmanshaft
 
This user is a member
of a landsmanshaft.
 This user is an identical twin, but is also their very own person. So there.
 This user is interested in Genealogy and has started plotting his family tree.
 This user knows that a politician is lying if his mouth is open.
 This user believes it is every citizen's duty to vote.
 This user is interested in
DNA and genetics.
POEMThis user has had one of his poems published.
cRap This user can't stand rap music.
 
This user knows giraffes are kosher.
 This user prefers
non-fiction.
 This user is interested in history.
 This user is interested in
World War II
 This user deeply and utterly loathes people who deny the Holocaust.
 This user remembers using
a rotary dial telephone.
NIThis user remembers when telephone numbers began with exchange names, such as Nightingale.
  This user has no cell phone.
 This user supports recycling.
BSThis user has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.
SBThis user is an alumnus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
MDThis user has a Doctor of Medicine degree.
 This user is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
OCDThis user lives with obsessive–compulsive disorder.
A+This user got a perfect
score on his blood test.
His blood type is A positive.
 This user is a blood donor.
 This user loves thunderstorms
:-]
This user is polite and expects others to act accordingly.
  This user is against smoking.
This user maintains a Facebook profile.
 This user reads The New York Times.
 This user uses public transit.
 This user rides the New York City Subway on a regular basis.
 This user rides the MTA Buses.
 This user supports the use of wind power, solar power, and electric vehicles.
 This user drinks
Yuengling
FDR"I think this would be a good time for a beer."
Franklin Roosevelt, March 12, 1933.
    
Let's Go
Mets!
 This user does not know how to drive a car.
AEThis user wears shoes made only by Allen Edmonds.
 This user is an advanced mathematician.
  This user can divide by zero.
 This user likes Pi(e). 
This user speaks with proper grammar.1
’sThi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
their
there
they're
This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
its & it’sThis user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
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to/too/
two
Too many people have no idea how to use words they should have learned in grade two.
 This user is highly... um... What's that word again?
sar-NThis user is a native speaker of sarcasm. Isn't that just great?
A, B, and CThis user prefers the Oxford comma.
<html>This user can write HTML.
 This user is highly sensitive to the oil found in poison ivy plants.
 This user is a mammal.
 This user likes jokes and humor.
 This user will find the humor in anything with a funny side.
In Soviet Russia, Wikipedia reads you. 
 "Surely this user can't be serious?"
 
This user doesn't invoke conspiracy as explanation, when ignorance and incompetence will suffice.
Katz's LawThis user knows that men and women will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted.
 This user believes Groupthink is the most dangerous aspect of the human psyche. Who's with me?
 This user is from Uranus.
  This user is an advanced toilet user.
 This user has a Rubik's Cube,
and it looks very similar to
←— that one (unsolved)!
 This user often makes mistakes while typing, and like take oppurtunity to aoplogiae.
.....This user is a professional procrastinator.
one too manyThis user currently has
one too many spouses.
WhoThis user knows Who's on First.
 Today is 14 May, 2021.
 "Watch it, sucker." -
'Aunt Esther' Anderson (LaWanda Page), Sanford and Son
 "Missed it by that much." - Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86 (Don Adams), Get Smart
 ""Baby, you're the greatest."" - Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason), The Honeymooners
 "I know nothing, I see nothing, I was not even here!"
– Sgt. Hans Schultz (John Banner), Hogan's Heroes
 "Don't take me on Friday, Lord, 'cause that's when I get paid."
- John Fogerty
 
This user is a Wikidee
 
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Wikipedia Typo Team.
 THIS USER HATES ALLCAPS!!
 This user has created 36 articles on Wikipedia.
 This user has created 3 categories on Wikipedia.
 This user has created 7 templates on Wikipedia.
 
This user's mind-reading skills are not so good. Please leave an edit summary.
6Y
10%This user has been a Wikipedian for 9.8% of their life.
[[red]]This editor adds or leaves in useful red links to encourage content creation.
 This user was identified as an awesome Wikipedian on January 19, 2018.
 This user edits on Wikipedia under his real name.
 This editor is a WikiGnome.
 This user has earned the
100,000 Edits Award.
 This user has given 21 barnstar(s) to others.
 This user has been awarded 12 Barnstars on Wikipedia.
 This user likes to steal wikimarkup code for use on their own userpage.
<ref>This user would like to see everyone using inline citations. Please...
177,000+This user has made more than 177,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
 This user thinks you can learn a lot by editing an Encyclopedia.
 This user believes that anyone who thinks Wikipedia is an unreliable source should continue their quest to find a better website.
 This user likes to use the thank button.
 This user is being watched by 1,463,538 other editors.
 This user believes userboxes are a form of expression.
  
  
This user userboxes userboxes.
 This user likes to use redundant userboxes that are redundant.
 This user has created 18 userboxes, including this one.
123 ubxsThis user has 123 userboxes.
ENDThis user has no more userboxes.

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Currently, this editor has earned the Master Editor service award.

To get to the next level, Master Editor II, he needs to meet the time requirement.

Progress towards the next level (by edits): [ 135,493 / 9,000 ]

1505.5% completed

   

Progress towards the next level (by time): [ 12.5 days / 365.2 days ]

3.4% completed

   

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ This probably cannot be proven, even if I knew everybody in the world.
  2. ^ "Index to Births in the City of New York — 1959," New York City Department of Health. (Accessed in room 109 at the main branch of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, N.Y.) Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ My parents told me, so it must be true.
  4. ^ a b "Search Our Database". jri-poland.org. Jewish Records Indexing Project - Poland. Retrieved 1 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ This probably can't be proven either, but considering Ashkenazi naming practices, it makes sense.
  6. ^ "People Search". intelius.com. Intelius. Retrieved 1 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Search for a Physician". New York State — Physician Profile. New York State Department of Health. Retrieved 1 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Find a Doctor". montefiore.org. Montefiore Hospital. Retrieved 1 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Faculty Profile". einstein.yu.edu. Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Retrieved 1 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)