FA: Calostoma cinnabarinum, 25 April 2013The Carpet from Bagdad, 31 December 2013A Cure for Pokeritis, 30 April 2014St. Elmo (1914 film), 30 April 2015Perovskia atriplicifolia, 4 October 2015, in collaboration with RationalobserverLife's Shop Window, 22 October 2015It Is the Law, 19 June 20181937 Fox vault fire, 26 Feburary 2019
FL: J. Gordon Edwards filmography, 25 August 2015
GA: Calostoma cinnabarinum, 27 November 2012A Cure for Pokeritis, 18 November 2013The Carpet from Bagdad, 23 November 2013St. Elmo (1914 film), 19 January 20151937 Fox vault fire, 24 February 2015Life's Shop Window, 17 June 2015It Is the Law, 14 October 2015The Net (1923 film), 5 March 2019The Silent Command, 5 March 2019
DYK: Calostoma cinnabarinum, 20 November 2012A Cure for Pokeritis, 2 October 2013The Carpet from Bagdad, 17 November 2013Gerald Mast, 22 November 2013J. Gordon Edwards filmography, 21 January 2015Frank Erlanger, 23 January 2015St. Elmo (1914 film), 25 January 20151937 Fox vault fire, 5 February 2013Life's Shop Window, 15 March 2015Glyptothorax kurdistanicus, 19 August 2015 · It Is the Law, 8 November 2015The Silent Command, 12 November 2015Night of the Strangler, 4 May 2018List of rulers of Liptako, 30 May 2018August 2016 lunar eclipse, 9 Feb 2019The Net (1923 film), 26 Feb 2019
Cartella verde.jpg
Nuvola apps kdmconfig.png
About Me
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
fr-1Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
This user's standard time zone is CST, but he uses CDT from March to November.

I began editing Wikipedia sometime in 2008. However, until late in 2011, I edited exclusively under IP addresses. My primary efforts during this period were minor maintenance and drive-by sourcing of articles, often reached randomly. I kept no particular record of my anonymous work. My intention was to edit anonymously while getting a feel for the project's policies and procedures as well as its technical aspects, such as formatting and templating. I delayed the transition to a registered editor for far longer than I should have, over concerns that I would be looked upon with suspicion because "new" editors are not customarily familiar with Wikipedia processes and jargon. However, not everything can be done as an IP editor, I have come to regret having no record of my prior work in the project, and, of course, I have nothing to hide.

I am arguably a subject matter expert regarding certain aspects of operations research and queueing theory. However, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, I do not contribute directly to Wikipedia articles related to these topics. Luckily, Wikipedia is a big place, and there are no shortage of other topics to explore and develop.

Perhaps my favorite area of the project these days is volunteering as a reviewer of Featured Article candidates. I'm self-admittedly something of a "hard judge" there, especially regarding comprehensiveness, source reliability, and picayune matters of reference formatting. I think that Wikipedia's FA process is something to be proud of—evidence that crowdsourcing can work to produce not just informative material, but accurate content held to high standards of professionalism.

My 2019 New Year's Resolution is to return to—and sustain—active editing. I've left a lot of half-completed efforts in the project, and they deserve better, as do the other excellent editors I've had the privilege to work with. Well, that didn't go very well. But here's to trying to keep RL from interfering again as we wrap up 2019 and head toward 2020!

Cartella grigia.jpg
Crystal kthememgr.svg
Less Interesting Bits

The design of this page was adapted from the user page of Malleus Fatuorum, itself based on a design by Phaedriel.

My contributions are multi-licensed as follows, except for my user pages (here defined as any page with the prefix User:Squeamish Ossifrage).

Multi-licensed with all versions of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License
I agree to multi-license my text contributions, unless otherwise stated, under Wikipedia's copyright terms and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license version 1.0, version 2.0, version 2.5, version 3.0, and all future versions of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under the Creative Commons terms, please check the CC dual-license and Multi-licensing guides.
All rights released to all minor edits
I agree to release all rights, unless otherwise stated, to all my English Wikipedia text contributions marked as minor edits, enabling anyone to use them for any purpose. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to freely use my minor edit contributions, please check the multi-licensing guide.