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JoinedJuly 5, 2013 (my first edit came before that)
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Hi, I'm Paul! I joined Wikipedia in 2013 after having experience with an internal MediaWiki site for an organization I worked for. I enjoy learning and contributing to our wonderful encyclopedia.

It is worth mentioning that I try and save a copy of references that I add or edit when they are not/cannot be archived by The Internet Archive,, WebCite, and/or (a.k.a. If you are in search of such a reference that I've cited/updated/etc. and cannot find it in one of these fantastic archival databases, let me know.

My preferred gender pronouns are he/him/his. Why pronouns matter.

My current projects:Edit

added missing notes list -- you can help @ [[:Category:Pages with missing references list]]
fixed [[:Category:CS1 maint: unrecognized language|unrecognized language error]]

>Very high pending changes backlog: 19 pages according to DatBot as of 14:01, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

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See articles I've created, etc. @ User:Paul2520/contributions


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I tend to empathize with User:Geo Swan/opinions/If you are considering initiating an xfd on material I started.

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