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---a blend of stock car racing and the never ending building of a gothic cathedral.
-Stephen Dobyns, Cemetery Nights
Hello, and welcome to my user page! I am Jip Orlando, and thanks for stopping by! This is not my real name. It was a nickname bestowed upon me by an uncle when I was young and based on my real-life initials. I work in higher-education administration, and I have a BA in communications and an MBA with a certificate in finance.
I got started here the way many do: by fixing an error. I saw vandalism on the catharsis article (someone added 'flatulence' and 'gas,' to be exact), registered an account, and fixed it. I added minor fixes here and there and really started getting more involved in early 2017. I'm not a software engineer or programmer, but I'm learning as I go along about HTML code and the intricacies of WikiCode.
One of the main tenets I edit by comes from a slight background in journalism, of which I took a year worth in college. The ABC's of journalism are:
These translate well into the wiki-world. No POV, be concise, and say what you mean.
I enjoy reverting unhelpful changes to articles. I don't really do vandal-fighting anymore, but I jump in sometimes. I mainly stick to the maintenance side of the encyclopedia, but I have some ideas for new articles someday. I also enjoy looking for copyright violations. I occasionally use CSD for articles that can't be salvaged. Feel free to check my PROD log. I'm not embarrassed about the bluelinks there- the encyclopedia is built on consensus and collaboration, and sometimes people disagree. It's part of life.
Drop my a line on my talk page if you'd like, and thanks for reading!