I am TheJoebro64, arguably the best, most productive editor that has ever graced Wikipedia.
Nah, just kidding. I'm just your average joe (pun intended) who likes video games (mostly Sonic the Hedgehog), comics, and movies. Feel free to reach me via my talk page.
I made my first edits to Wikipedia as an IP around 2014, and was usually instantly reverted (I wasn't too competent at the time). I forgot about editing Wikipedia until May 8, 2016, when I made an account to edit the Batman Returns article (). In case you're wondering where my username comes from, it's a portmanteau of my full name and the "64" from the Nintendo 64.
I gradually built my Wiki-skills by just poking around and seeing what others did. I actually didn't learn of much of the core policies on my own; I was usually directed to them by another user. I think it was around late 2017 or early 2018 when I had a pretty firm grasp on how to get around, and it's just been a breeze from there. Nowadays I'm a regular at WP:VG, though I occasionally poke my head out at WP:COMICS and WP:FILM. I hope to make it through 2021 before I leave.
Topics of interestEdit
My main passion on Wikipedia is video game articles—especially Sonic the Hedgehog. I was first introduced to Sonic when Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games came out for the Nintendo DS before getting into the main games. My favorite games are platformers, but I also enjoy fighting, action-adventure, arcade, and sandbox. I don't like FPSs, mostly because I hate first-person games in general (there are some though, like GoldenEye 007 and Minecraft, that I thoroughly enjoy). My favorite game is not a Sonic game: it's Super Mario 64, though Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles is a close second (I usually play it using the Sonic 3 Complete mod, which I think is the definitive version).
Aside from video games, I also edit articles related to comics, mostly DC Comics. I love Marvel, but DC characters always resonated with me more, probably because I grew up in a time when Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Lego Batman: The Videogame were popular. Mature readers comics, particularly DC Vertigo ones, have always fascinated me. My favorite comic series is Batman: The Long Halloween, and my favorite graphic novel is The Killing Joke. I dabble in film a bit as well; Joker (2019 film) is largely my work.
- Don't let Wikipedia make you mad, because if you do, you might do something stupid.
- Don't be a dick, especially to newcomers.
- If someone else is being a dick to you, don't try to tolerate their abuse. Stand up to them (though not in a way that violates WP:NPA) and, if necessary, contact an admin for help.
- Be bold!
- If reverted, discuss! I used to have a lot of trouble with this, but I realized you can actually get your change through easier by discussing instead of edit warring.
- Be a steward, not an owner.
- Cite sources!