Hello! I'm Acalamari
. I joined Wikipedia on October 19th
, 2006, though the logs say that I joined on the 20th
. That's because Wikipedia uses UTC and when I created my account, I lived in a different time zone
to the one I'm in now
. The main reason I decided to register with Wikipedia was so I could correct minor errors in articles; however, I soon moved on from fixing mistakes to become more involved with discussions, policy, improving content, etc.
In addition to this account, I would like to introduce you to Bellatrix Kerrigan and Acalamari-II, my policy-abiding alternate accounts.
Some of my mainspace contributions to Wikipedia include plenty of edits to the Fergie (singer), Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood and The Pussycat Dolls articles. I have also performed hundreds of edits to Kelly Clarkson, Shakira, Leona Lewis, Rihanna, 78violet, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, Beyoncé Knowles, Mandy Moore, Haylie Duff, Charlotte, North Carolina and Lady Gaga, and many edits to numerous other pages. I also like going through "families" of articles (such as editing all the London boroughs or all the places in Los Angeles County, California) to help tidy them. Still, I'll fix grammatical and formatting errors on any topic, not just those that fall under the umbrella of my interests.
I've done a lot of work in the template and book namespaces. I created the Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Brooke Hogan, Trina, Missy Higgins, Laura Branigan, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jean Michel Jarre, Rollbackgiven, Norah Jones, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, Tiffany, Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Seal (musician) and Lady Gaga templates, and I've done a lot of work on other templates, most notably on Fergie, Rihanna, The Pussycat Dolls and Editor review doc. As for books, I created Fergie, Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Leona Lewis, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sara Bareilles, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, CeCe Peniston, Akon, Ashanti, Mýa, Missy Elliott, Lady Sovereign, M.I.A., Keyshia Cole, Ashlee Simpson, Natasha Bedingfield, Duffy, Estelle, Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat.
Upon hearing about the deaths of Molly Ivins and Anna Nicole Smith, I went straight to those articles to help out. It is sad that some people vandalized these pages when they heard about the deaths. I give help to people whenever I can and if my Wikipedia skills don't cover what somebody needs, I will always check the help pages or ask someone else for advice.
According to Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of edits as of February 12th, 2014, I am our 238th highest user by edit count; however, this does not mean that I am "higher ranking" than other editors: it just means I'm on a list about edit counts. This tool shows my total edit count while this page lists the log counts of both myself and other admins; there is also this page for my admin log counts.
I can also be found on Meta at m:User:Acalamari, on the Spanish Wikipedia at es:Usuario:Acalamari, on the Irish Wikipedia at ga:Úsáideoir:Acalamari, on the Simple English Wikipedia at simple:User:Acalamari, on the Portuguese Wikipedia at pt:Usuário:Acalamari and on Commons at commons:User:Acalamari. I am also on the Irish Wiktionary at Úsáideoir:Acalamari.
I am the first person to have received the "Admins' t-shirt" (original upload here).
Origin of Acalamari
With regards to the meaning of my username, Acalamari does not have anything to do with me being a squid. While my username is named after the animal, it's also named after a fictional planet called Mon Calamari. The "A" at the front separates it from "calamari"; I also think the name Acalamari just looks and sounds neat. As for the pronunciation, I pronounce it as "Ac-ala-mari" instead of "A-calamari" or "Acal-amari" but how other people pronounce my username doesn't bother me.
In the event you come across another Acalamari on the Internet, unless they have something to do with Wikipedia they will not be this Acalamari. I know of a couple of other Acalamaris elsewhere on the internet but they are not me.
My username has been parodied, or "spoofed" as Persian Poet Gal once called it many years ago. The list of spoofs on my name are on this page.
These barnstars and other awards are on a subpage. I wish to thank HighInBC for both creating the subpage and for awarding me my first barnstar. My RfA/RfB-related awards are located on User: Acalamari/RfA-related awards.
My two most recent barnstars are transcluded onto my user page:
||The Barnstar of Diplomacy
|Thanks a lot for your mediation work in our dispute cases. You are on my list: If I would have any more questions I'll contact you. Cheers! Here are my greetings: a good cold Pilsner :) Frze > talk 21:19, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
|Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work! ```Buster Seven Talk 21:43, 24 October 2013 (UTC)