Thinker78 is a Wikipedia editor, since late 2015. He believes in fairness, rational and honest debate, admitting mistakes, and the necessity of giving explanations for one's actions. Among other things, he is a translator, vegan, free thinking skeptic, and agnostic-atheist, a member of the Guild of Copy Editors and a patroller. His first account was User:WonderingAngel-aesc78, but sadly he didn't continue editing with it and has since lost the password.

This editor is a
Yeoman Editor
and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
Yeoman Editor

Basic informationEdit

 This user has been a member of Wikipedia since November 29, 2015.
  Thinker78 has been active on Wikipedia for 3 years, 10 months and 10 days.
 This user has made over
4,316 edits to Wikipedia.
ESU100% for major edits and 99.5% for minor edits. – Last update: 08:43, 4 June 2018 (UTC).

SkillsEdit

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Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel profesional del español chapín.
en-5This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
 This user is a professional translator.

Wikipedia philosophy and learningEdit

 This user believes that edits need
useful summaries
 This user tries to do the right thing. If they make a mistake, please let them know.
<ref>This user recognizes the importance of citing sources.
 This user believes that new editors who commit vandalism should be treated with love, patience, tolerance and understanding.
 This user believes that an editor should be humble, and weigh arguments by their rationality and not solely by the seniority of the other editor.
 This user thinks it is a sad day when an editor, specially an administrator, doesn't want to seek consensus and unreasonably refuses to provide verifiable evidence of what they say.
 This user realizes that a single short edit can take an hour or more of work
 This editor has learned not to copy edit unsourced information.
 This user realizes that it can take eight hours of work to copyedit a short article of 2000 words.
 This editor has learned to read article's tags before copyediting.
 This user has discovered that some contributors have been Wikipedia editors for more than ten years with thousands of edits, and they still use unreliable sources...
 This editor has learned that a single revert may be edit warring.
This user has learned to have in mind specific examples before making proposals to modify policies or guidelines.

General philosophyEdit

VThis user is vegan. Share the compassion!
 This user is an antinatalist, who believes people should choose not to have children.
 This user may be an antinatalist, but he strongly believes people should have the right to have the number of children they want.
 This user is a skeptic, who believes a true skeptic questions everything, not just minority views.
 This user is a freethinker, but mainly a
free thinker.
DEATHThis Wikipedian believes that there is nothing after death.
 This editor is an agnostic atheist.
 According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Left (−4.13) and
Social Libertarian (−5.74)

Memberships and rolesEdit

 This user is a member of
WikiProject Guatemala.
 This user participates in
WikiProject User Warnings.
 This user is a Wikipedia tipster.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Politics.
 This user is a member of
the Guild of Copy Editors.
 This user is a member of the Kindness Campaign.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Cleanup.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Latin America.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Russia.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Maryland.
This user volunteers at the
Wikipedia Help Desk
 This user is a member of the Montgomery task force.

MilestonesEdit

 This editor is a Registered Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
 This editor is a Signator and is entitled to display this Scroll of Signatures.
 This user has autoconfirmed rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 This user has extended confirmed rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 This editor is a
Yeoman Editor
and is entitled to display this
Service Badge.
 This user has participated in 1 Backlog Elimination Blitz and 2 Backlog Elimination Drives with the Guild of Copy Editors.
On July 2018, this editor realized he had enough pages in the watchlist and started unwatching pages.

Progress

Currently, this editor has earned the Yeoman Editor service award.

To get to the next level, Experienced Editor, he needs to meet the editing requirement.

Progress towards the next level (by edits): [ 316 / 2,000 ]

15.8% completed

   

ChallengesEdit

June 22, 2018: Transclusion. In Talk:Noah's Ark#Myth vs account or story controversy, it took me more than two and a half hours to figure out how to properly format it, given that initially text was just copied from the help desk to the talk page of Noah's Ark. Initially I was just looking at which way was more proper to indicate that text was "moved". I thought about hatnotes, but I spent a long time analyzing the guideline to see if it was proper use. I figured out that I could use a transclusion hatnote. But soon I got embroiled in finding a way to indicate which text was actually moved, because a new discussion was started. I found out about boxes. But then I realized I would have to actually transclude the text. Which I finally managed to do, transcluding the text. Yay!

Articles created or translatedEdit

WikiawardsEdit

  The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Thinker78 for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE March 2018 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 19:31, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Hey there! This is for how nice you were on my page to such a newbie. Good on ya! Rexlikescheese (talk) 22:47, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Thinker78 for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2018 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 23:12, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For cleaning up Dhvani Desai. Keep contributing. :) Nizil (talk) 04:39, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Thinker78 for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE September 2018 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 20:17, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Funny!Edit

"Moose? A 'common household pest'. Really? All over the livingroom, are they?" Comment made by Anna Frodesiak (talk) on the talk page of the List of common household pests, on 26 January 2016 (UTC).

WarningsEdit

Psychological stress
This editor has learned from personal experience that controversies in Wikipedia can lead to high levels of stress which can cause in turn severe adverse health effects. This is no different from controversies at work or in other settings although probably less severe because you can always step away from Wikipedia for as long as you want, something you cannot always do at work.
French military intelligence duress
This editor has learned that the French military intelligence coerced with judiciary threats a Wikipedia editor into deleting the Pierre-sur-Haute military radio station article from the French Wikipedia.[1]

To doEdit

ReferencesEdit