Justin Knapp

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Justin Anthony Knapp
Justin Knapp—a Caucasian male with brown hair and a bushy beard—stands with his arms folded
Knapp in 2012
Born (1982-11-18) November 18, 1982 (age 31)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Other names Koavf
Alma mater Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Knapp introducing himself

Justin Anthony Knapp (born November 18, 1982)[1] is a Wikipedian (Wikipedia editor) from Indianapolis, Indiana, who is the first person to contribute more than one million edits to Wikipedia.[2]

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Wikipedia[edit]

Knapp (third from left) at a Wikipedia training session, 2011

Knapp, who holds degrees in philosophy and political science from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, has been submitting on average 385 edits a day since signing up in March 2005; about his performance he had to say: "Being suddenly and involuntarily unemployed will do that to you."[3] Jimmy Wales congratulated Knapp for his work and presented him with the site's highest award for his achievement[4] by declaring that April 20 would be Justin Knapp Day.[5]

On July 21, 2014, his editing was the subject of a question on the BBC quiz show University Challenge.[6]

Activism[edit]

In 2005, at the United Nations Sixtieth General Assembly, Knapp advocated for the Sahrawi people and spoke about the situation then in Western Sahara.[7] He has also done community organizing for a Restore the Fourth rally in 2013.[8]

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