Hello and welcome to my user page! I've been an editor of English Wikipedia for 6 years, as well as an English Wiktionary editor for 3 years, and am still learning! Feel free to contact me on my talk page if I've made a mistake, if you have a question, or if you just want to chat! Following this is a set of information and links which I generally find useful to have easily accessible to myself and which may also be helpful to you.

I test things out in my sandboxes, all my edits on English Wikipedia can be found in my edit history, and a comprehensive analysis of my edits can be found at my user statistics page. I also maintain a short list of my most significant edits, which is one of my many subpages. I have a lot of ideas, but am not so quick to implement them, so I keep track of ideas on my to do list. If any of the things on my to do list interest you, you are welcome to go ahead and do them, please just make the appropriate change to the list.

As a final note, even though I have mostly retired from editing on English Wikipedia I've noticed something like a five fold increase in the number of views this user page is getting since around September 2020. I find this highly surprising and would be interested if you, the reader, took a moment to leave a comment on my talk page noting how you happened upon this page. I would also be interested in any of your theories about the recent increase. Thanks.


Quick referenceEdit

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CitationEdit

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Non-English wordsEdit

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Biblical citationsEdit

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Where to go for what you needEdit

I want... Where to go
...help using or editing Wikipedia Help desk, Teahouse, or FAQ
...to find my way around Wikipedia Department directory
...specific facts (for example, "Who was the first pope?") Reference desk
...to comment on a specific article Article's talk page
...to ask questions or make comments Questions
...constructive criticism from others for a specific article Peer review
...to view other Wikimedia projects Wikimedia Meta-Wiki
...to learn about citing Wikipedia in a bibliography Citing Wikipedia
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...help resolving a specific article edit dispute Requests for comment or dispute resolution
...help with copyright issues Wikipedia:Copyright problems or Media copyright questions
...help dealing with vandalism Wikipedia:Vandalism or Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism
...request a page be protected Wikipedia:Requests for page protection
...get the attention of an administrator Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard
...to report sites that copy Wikipedia content without proper attribution Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks § Non-compliance process