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Rob C from . Drop a note on my Alabama . (Or send talk page .) email
About this user [ edit ]
I am a historian and a
Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University.
On Wikipedia these days I'm mostly
copyediting or doing gnomish tasks. I don't have time for anything more ambitious.
My contributions [ edit ]
I recently revised Giacomo Beltrami, American Football League All-Star game, Ilario Pantano and Thomas Hamilton (writer).
Articles I've started: American Farmland Trust : : August Wenzinger : : Avinash Sachdev : : : : Bartram's Travels Bernard Gregory : : : : Buckdancer's Choice Burnt Corn, Alabama : : City of Basel Music Academy : : Contraguitar : : Cusseta, Alabama : : Elko, Georgia : : Farid Esack : : Flintridge Building : : Folkwang Academy : : Frederica (given name) : : Georg Schäfer : : Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige : : Hadron collider : : : : History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America Huntley Project : : J. Gordon Coogler : : James R. Osgood : : John Pope (travel writer) : : Lauren Newton (singer) : : Lukas Vischer (theologian) : : Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library : : Mathias Rüegg : : Montgomery Symphony Orchestra : : Museum Georg Schäfer : : Museum of Cultures Basel : : Poarch Creek Indian Reservation : : Ring shout : : Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology : : Schloss Ebenrain : : Schrammelmusik : : Suum cuique [a fork of Jedem das Seine] : : Vienna Art Orchestra : : Vischer Ferry, New York : : William and Mary Quarterly
("dab pages" for short): Disambiguation pages Arts and letters (disambiguation) : : Ballantine : : Benjamin Porter : : Frederika : : James Douglass : : Luke Field : : Northridge High School : : Lukas Vischer : : Romano-Germanic : : Standard Oil (disambiguation) : : VAO
These are still stub-class: Benjamin F. Porter : : Big Warrior : : Cappella Coloniensis : : Cherokee War of 1776 : : Cusseta tribal town : : : : Heutelia : : The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Johann Spies : : John Harvard Library : : John Harvard Library (series) : : Lucerne School of Music : : Lukas Vischer (collector) : : Pompey's Pillar, Montana : : Spanish West Florida : : Tukabatchee : : William H. Miles : : WVSU-FM
Templates: Unicode support notice for Canadian Aboriginal syllabics : : Ditto for Cherokee syllabics
Babel boxes: Appalachian English : : Middle English ( basic, intermediate, fluent, advanced)
Other pages in my userspace: Userboxen : : Languages : : Travels : : 10 Random Pages : : References : : Workspace
Personal stats [ edit ]
As of July 2014 I had made over 10,300 edits to more than 3,200 pages.
3.13 average edits per page Most active months: August 2008, July 2007
66 of Wikipedia's 4,849,756 articles. My
Watchlist oddities [ edit ]
Some of the more unusual articles I keep an eye on:
Beer in Alabama : : Chang and Eng Bunker : : Dictionary of Received Ideas : : Frick and Frack : : Guadalcanal Diary (band) : : List of fatal alligator attacks in the United States by decade : : Mike the Headless Chicken : : Muslimgauze : : Pylon (band) : : St. Marx Cemetery : : The real McCoy : : Webbs Mills Fire Department : : Why did the chicken cross the road?
About Wikipedia [ edit ]
Wikipedia does not contain the truth. Articles in Wikipedia, at their best, reflect the general state of human knowledge, or in other words, what most qualified people these days believe to be true. I reserve the right to believe that most people are wrong about some things. But I do not have the right to make my opinion prevail in Wikipedia. (See: .) Wikipedia: Verifiability
On writing for Wikipedia [ edit ]
observations on Wikipedia behavior" by Antandrus:
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. The primary job of
Wikipedians is to write it. Everything else is secondary. The very existence of Wikipedia is a massive proof that there are more people in the world wanting to build than to tear down. Were that not true,
vandals would have overwhelmed and destroyed us years ago. The best way to continue as a
writing Wikipedian for many years is to be, as the Buddha recommends, "indifferent to both praise and blame." Indifference to praise is a hard task for mere humans, but millions of potential anonymous readers demand it of you…. And remember this: you are allowed to take your work seriously here, and think highly of your own efforts; but be advised, don't talk about it. A common insult hurled at dedicated Wikipedia editors is that they "
have no life." If you write extensively in an out-of-the-way area, you may well become the most widely read writer in the world on your topic. There are worse ways of "having no life", such as abusing the few actually useful people on the internet, but those who deliver such insults are invariably tone-deaf to irony.
Systemic bias [ edit ]
Wikipedian is a relatively privileged white male " knowledge worker," student, or professional from the so-called First World who has easy access to the Internet and a high comfort level with geekery. This imposes a systemic bias on the encyclopedia's coverage of topics, a bias that militates against the ideal of a universal repository of human knowledge. Overcoming that bias is an interesting challenge.
To date, most of my articles have been located in the
American South (where I'm from) or in Europe, and most of my editing of biographies has been about men. I'm trying to branch out more.
Some articles that need help [ edit ]
Cherokee-American wars (mistitled) : : History of Alabama (needs rewrite, begun : : here) Islam in the United States (a bias magnet) : : William McIntosh (needs rewrite, begun : : here) Zheng He (sprawling, confused)
Other wiki projects [ edit ]
Besides the other Wikimedia projects shown here, I'm a contributor to: :
ArchivesWiki : : BhamWiki : : Wikivoyage
I've made minor contributions to the
German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Bengali Wikipedias.
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to this user's real-life identity.