I have quit making major updates to Wikipedia. Editing is masochism, and there are far better things to do with my time.

My name is Miles Bradley Huff. I live in the United States of America, and am a software developer, linguist, polyglot, and inventor. My hobbies include micronationalism[1], conlanging[2], battlegaming, and videogaming [3].

Most of the edits[4] I make on Wikipedia are simple copyedits; but I once strove to go above-and-beyond with the linguistics articles, since they've given me so much. In doing so, I learned firsthand just how toxic Wikipedia's community is, and have since quit making large edits.

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Education Human languages Writing systems Programming languages
 This user is self-educated to an advanced college level.

BAThis user has a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics.

BAThis user has a Bachelor of Arts degree in cognitive science.

 This user has a certificate degree in computing.

 This user is an autodidact in a wide range of subjects they never took in school or university.

prog-3This user is an advanced programmer.

 This user is a linguist.

 This user is a history buff.

MixThis user has been influenced by too many dialects of English to use one orthography, vocabulary and grammar consistently.

es-3Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel avanzado de español.

fr-2Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.

de-1Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.

it-1Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.

eo-1Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per baza nivelo de Esperanto.

la-1Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.

zh-1該用戶能以基本中文進行交流。
该用户能以基本中文进行交流。
Latn-5
G
This user has full understanding of the Latin script.

ipa-5
ə
This user has a complete understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Runr-5
This user has full understanding of the Runes.

Cyrl-4
Д
This user has a near-complete understanding of the Cyrillic script.

Grek-4
Ω
This user has a near-complete understanding of the Greek alphabet.

Hang-3
This user has an advanced understanding of the Hangul.

Hebr-1
ש
This user has a basic understanding of the Hebrew alphabet.

Hans-1
This user has a basic understanding of the Simplified Chinese characters.
{{Wiki}}This user is an expert writer in the MediaWiki language.

bash-4This user is an expert Bash programmer.

js-4This user is an expert JavaScript programmer.

css-4This user is an expert Cascading Style Sheets user.

HTML-4This user is an expert HTML user.

C++-2This user is an intermediate C++ programmer.

Java-2This user is an intermediate Java programmer.

Lua-2This user is an intermediate Lua coder.
Meta English
  This user has been on Wikipedia for 12 years, 7 months and 26 days.

 This user is now eligible for the novice editor service award.



 This user has autoconfirmed rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)

 Content contributed by this user is released under any Creative Commons attribution license.

 This user tries to do the right thing. If they make a mistake, please let them know.

WThis user prefers to
make cosmetic edits to Wikipedia.
GOT
MAKEUP?

What did you do?This user includes edit summaries in their contributions and thinks that everybody should use these as well.

Edit to ∞!This user has a tendency to over-edit.

{{t|c}}This user can use and program conditional templates.

 I support on/off buttons for opt-in ads on a nonprofit Wikipedia for all readers (via cookies).

 This user thinks that registration should be required to edit articles.

 This user is a preservationist who believes Wikipedians should avoid agressive non-notability deletion and advocates that the notability rule be amended to specify that any subject with some historical value can merit an article. Details here.

 This user edits wikis on Fandom.
Lexical Grammatical Orthographical
Ain't
This user believes that ain't is a proper word to use in place of a contraction of a verb and a pronoun. Ain't that right?

amn'tThis user considers amn't a perfectly logical alternative to aren’t in the first person singular.

y'allThis user thinks y'all serves a useful purpose as a second-person plural pronoun, and would like to see y'all use it more often.

This user refuses to use the verb "decimate" as a synonym for "obliterate"!

wyf-
man
This user understands grammatical gender historically preceded and is independent of natural gender.

firemanfighter
mankind
This user supports the use of gender-neutral language when it reasonably exists as an alternative to a common gendered word.

se
hirm
ser
hirmself
If this user could come up with standard words to replace the singular they, them, their, and themselves/themself, they would respectively be se, hirm, ser, and hirmself.

theyThis user considers his or her use of singular they non-standard, but less evil than his or her use of wordy references to him or her.
Speakers Know Best This user recognizes that grammar comes from humans, not from the heavens. Trust native speakers.

couldn't'veThis user believes that couldn't've would make a perfectly fine word.

byThe passive voice may be used by this user.

…in.Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.

to¦<b>ly¦goThis user is proud to rightfully split infinitives.

which
that
This user typically uses "which" and "that" interchangeably.

English Singulars: "The data is..." This user recognizes that "data", "media", and "agenda" have become incorporated into English as singular nouns.

"There's" with a plural subjectThis user knows that "there's" with a plural subject is a pervasive grammatical error. There's There are too many people making this mistake. Don't be one of them.



whomThis user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever they see.
A, B, and
A and B
This user uses the serial comma unless its inclusion is confusing.

Chicago,
Illinois
This user thinks articles about large U.S. cities should be titled simply "City", not "City, State".

.  TheThis user puts two spaces after a period.

A sentence contains "A quoted sentence.". This user thinks, "Punctuation should come at the end of every sentence.".

;This user is addicted to semicolons; they use them frequently.

Pickyness PickinessThis user changes the adjective ending "y" to "i" to form nouns with "-ness".
Tech Social media Miscellaneous
 This user contributes using Linux.

 This user contributes using Firefox.

 This user uses DuckDuckGo as a primary search engine.
 This user has a Facebook profile.

 

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 This user has a channel on YouTube.

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