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This is my 10,000th edit!



Hello, I'm Jared and I live in Connecticut, United States. I am a high school student interested in pursuing a math- or science-related field.

I began editing Wikipedia on December 13, 2005; my edit count didn't start rolling, however, until early February of the next year.

I am mostly interested in editing Olympics-related articles, as I have made extensive edits in that field. I'm not so sure why, though, because I wasn't nearly as interested in the Games before I became a Wikipedian. Maybe it's just the "passion of the games." I have also extended my interest in the Olympics to many other multi-sport events like the Pan American Games, the FINA World Championships, etc.

In addition to sports pages, I like working in the Wikipedia namespace. There, I'll work on cleanup tasks, Wikiprojects, and give my input into various discussions. Occasionally, I'll do some lengthy work on Portals and Templates.

Away from Wikipedia (yes, I have a life outside of Wikipedia), I play the saxophone and the piano, the latter of which I play quite well. I enjoy reading Popular Science articles about technology and space science. Photography, while not my forte, is one of my favorite pastimes.

Other random information about me includes that I am a loyal Patriots and Red Sox fan, I think President Bush is doing and has done a fine job as leader of my country, I have a yellow lab and two cats, I make high honors in school, je peux parler français (un peu)... (the list goes on)

Feel free to make any edits to this page that will make is aesthetically better! I am always willing to help out too, so PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page or through e-mail!


I have listed below the following contributions to Wikipedia because, at the time, I felt that they were worth noting. Those in bold type were articles that I created from scratch (or stub); see this page for an explanation of the different bullets below.

Nuvola apps krec.pngMonopoly: The Card Game I created this page from scratch; it was my first major publication on Wikipedia.
Nuvola apps krec green.pngOlympics I made extensive additions, edits, fixes, and cleanups to these pages.

Nuvola apps krec yellow.pngOlympics Portal I created this portal and have been maintaining it ever since.
Nuvola apps krec.pngOlympic conventions I created this series of debates which will now help out when deciding how Olympic articles will be structured.
Nuvola apps krec.pngIndividual Games Pages Made these pages uniform.
Nuvola apps krec.pngAlong with EWS23, I re-wrote the first sentence of each Olympic Games page to make them the same.
Nuvola apps krec.pngMade the brief tables on each games page the uniform style and with uniform links to the real pages at the bottom.

Nuvola apps krec.pngCT State Highway pages I edited and added infoboxes and route signs to these pages.

Nuvola apps krec.pngRoute 20 (Connecticut) I created this page from my own knowlege of the road and some other sources online.
Nuvola apps krec.pngCities in MA I added infoboxes and city seals to many of these articles.
Nuvola apps krec.pngLe Musée du Louvre I translated the "Le Louvre-Lens" section from the French version to the English one.
Nuvola apps krec yellow.pngFlying Horses Carousel I created this page myself from my own knowledge and with help from external links.
Nuvola apps krec.pngPan American Games, FINA World Championships, World Figure Skating Championships, World Gymnastics Championships, World Speed Skating Championships, World Curling Championships I restructured these pages, relinked and relocated some of them and their sub-pages, and added navigation boxes to the bottom of each one.
Nuvola apps krec.pngNorth America Portal I gave this portal the initial structure that it needed to be a true portal. I have been maintaining it ever since.
Nuvola apps krec.pngConnecticut Academic Performance Test This page I made from my own knowlegdge on the subject (as I just took the test) and the help of a few sources.

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Featured article star.pngTallest structures in Paris This page was sort of a mess when I came across it. I fixed up the table nicely and fixed up the wording of much of the page to bring it up to featured list status.
Nuvola apps krec.pngWill Shade Totally from other sources. I had no clue who he was when I made the article. I did it as a reward board task, for which I made 20 bucks.
Symbol support vote.svg2012 Summer Olympics bids Fixed it up and got it to GA status.


A Barnstar!
Tireless Contributor Barnstar

I, EWS23, hereby award JP06035 the Tireless Contributor Barnstar for his countless and valuable contributions to Olympic Games related pages. Keep up the good work! 01:46, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

A Barnstar!
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar

In recognition in all of your edits and becaue of your generocity to Wikipedia, I award you this barnstar. Your contributions have not fully been recognized and I hope that through this barnstar they are.    Juthani1   tcs 02:34, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
About me
Name: Jared
Gender: Male
Birth date: July 21, 1990
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Location: Connecticut, United States
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Student
Education: Attending high school
Religion: Raised as Methodist
Politics: Republican
Contact info
E-mail: E-mail me here
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
fr-3Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
10,000+This user has made more than 10,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
This user is a member of the U.S. Roads WikiProject.
OlympicsWP logo.svgThis user is a member of WikiProject Olympics
This Wikipedian was born on 21 July 1990 and is 29 years, 3 months, and 22 days old.
This user is a high school student.
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This user is left-handed.
pno-3This user is an advanced pianist.
sax-2This user is an intermediate saxophonist.
S-0This user does not drink carbonated beverages.
Golfball ingrass.gifThis user plays golf.


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The 2010 Winter Olympics of Vancouver have concluded.



Nothing of importance to anyone but myself can be found here. This is just my to-do list; making out my shorthand should be a pretty difficult job!

Nuvola apps krec gray.pngWork on 2012 Summer Olympics bids to get it to at least GA status, and possibly the sub-articles. GA!
Nuvola apps krec yellow.png  Bring the following B-Class pages to either GA or FA status:

Nuvola apps krec gray.pngBiathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics GA!
Nuvola apps krec.pngCross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics
Nuvola apps krec gray.pngLondon 2012 Olympic bid GA!
Nuvola apps krec gray.pngOlympic sports GA!
Nuvola apps krec.pngChicago 2016 Olympic bid
Nuvola apps krec green.pngArchery at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Nuvola apps krec.pngCreate the article Youth Olympic Games. See the following sources: [1] [2] [3] [4].
Nuvola apps krec.png  Fix up the article Umpire (baseball)
Nuvola apps krec.png  Expand/reorganize Political positions of Mitt Romney.