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A good screen arrangement for more complex AWB diffs.

Some statisticsEdit

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RedirectsEdit

At RfD one of the perennial reasons given for deleting redirects is "maintenance". In fact most redirects require minimal manual maintenance, and as we get better at it, less still.

For example Hacoversine. This redirect sat there, requiring no maintenance for 9 years. I just received a message to say the page was patrolled today (2015-10-15). The only reason it was edited was to allow the concept to be added to Wikidata - which would not apply to most of the redirects at RfD.

Projects I am currently interested inEdit

  • WP:Tea House
  • Covering pseudonym/real-name redirects - currently working on "S" from the first of a list of resources.
  • Translating bird articles to Swahili
  • Improving Wiktionary coverage of Gaelic languages
  • Improving Wiktionary coverage of obsolete English terms
  • Generating demographic and geographic images for Commons
  • Reviewing and revising the Arbitration Committee processes and policy
  • Filling in gaps in previous projects
  • Assisting smaller language wikis with technical issues

A few of the pages I've startedEdit

Interesting thingsEdit

Barnstars et al.Edit

 This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than fifteen years.

I have some and I like getting them. I have also given some out.

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Things that stayed too longEdit

Note, this is a random sampling of errors, vandalism and hoaxes, some spotted by me, some by others. The point is to remind us that Wikipedia vandalism is not "all corrected within a few minutes" as we sometimes seem to think.

Database dumpsEdit

DisambiguationEdit

I have also disambiguated "British" (several times), please correct any mistakes you come across. See User:Rich Farmbrough/Disambig scripts for a tool I used to help with disambiguation.

WP errorsEdit

There are so many ways WP can fail.

Useful style guides etc.Edit

EditsEdit

Generalist.

I would like to be writing great articles, but actually I'm an inveterate "fixer" of anything that I see that looks wrong - mainly links and copyedits. I have spent some time on GFDLing about 3000 images, and on some specific articles, for example Spaghetti House siege and Pedro Lopez. I also migrated a fair few biographies from DNB.

  • [8] was edit 750,000.
  • [9] was edit 1,500,000.

All my pagesEdit

See also User:Rich Farmbrough/temp index

In UserEdit

Extended content

In User talkEdit

Extended content

TodoEdit

Redirect template categories contents?Edit

Extended content

Bits and bobsEdit

Here's a nice stub.

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