Welcome to my userpage. I am an administrator and editor here at Wikipedia. My main interests are geography (especially places I have lived, like New Hampshire and North Carolina), sports (especially American football), chemistry, history, and music. I spend a lot of time answering questions at the Wikipedia:Reference desk. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them at my talk page.
My work at Wikipedia
Awards and recognition
see /Awards for full text of awards
User:Jayron32 has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
A record of your Day will always be kept here.
Recognized Featured Articles
- History of American football — named Today's Featured Article on February 3, 2008
- Plymouth Colony — named Today's Featured Article on October 8, 2009
- Timeline of chemistry — named List of the Month for July 2008, and named to the main page on October 15, 2012
Tools I use regularly
- Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace canonical list of warnings.
- Wikipedia:Citing sources how to cite sources in various ways
- Wikipedia:Citation templates formal citation templates
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Vandalism studies important project to see where vandalism is actually coming from.
- Wikipedia:Good article statistics Good article statistics
- Template:ArticleHistory convert talk page commendations to new format
- Template:Geographic Location (8-way) exactly what it sounds like.
- Wikipedia:Good article candidates/Report Very helpful GA page...
- unblock-en-l at lists.wikimedia.org
- accounts-enwiki-l [at] lists.wikimedia.org
- User:Tony1/Monthly updates of styleguide and policy changes
- Wikipedia:Guide to appealing blocks
- Help:Wikipedia: The Missing Manual or WP:TMM. If I found it, does that make it missing still?
- Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Photography workshop
- Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Old
- Wikipedia:Deletion process
- Wikipedia:Admins willing to make difficult blocks
- User:Geoffbrigham New counsel
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- /Musings on notability An essay I am working on. I take the stance that there is one test for encylopedic articles: Multiple, non-trivial references from reliable sources. All other "tests" as they exist only serve to obfuscate and confuse. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
- /Esperanza A WikiCommunity I used belong to. Gone defunct, following a partial dismantling via MFD (see below)
- /Orthodoxy and heresy at Wikipedia An essay inspired by the rather contentious MfD for Esperanza
- /How to argue effectively I was getting tired of reading bad, illogical, or otherwise ineffective arguments on XfD and other discussions.
- /Jayron32's Principles of Vandal Fighting
- /Observations from a new Admin
- /The Featured Article test
- /On positions of authority at Wikipedia
- /Wikipedia translator
- /NODRAMA2 my temporary userpage during WP:NODRAMA/2
- /References are not a weapon
- User:Jayron32/sandbox/NH highways
- /ITN proposal
Other random stuff I think others should read
- User:Uncle G/On notability Best essay on notability and why it should matter.
- Who Writes Wikipedia Essay with some preliminary research that provides an interesting perspective on how Wikipedia works.
- Don't be a Dick Primary civility criteria. Like the primary notability criteria, only better.
- Funniest. Wikipedia. Humor. Ever.
- User:Opabinia regalis/Article statistics Some interesting statistics on edits at wikipedia.
- User:Raul654/Raul's laws Raul's laws. Cool read. I agree with most of it. Not all, but most.
- Wikipedia Spin Hmmm. Nice to see someone finally did this. Vedy interesting...
- SEO Tips & Tactics From A Wikipedia Insider and The Right Way To Fix Inaccurate Wikipedia Articles Two great articles by Durova.
- User:Uncle G/On sources and content another great Uncle G essay.
- The 8 Most Needlessly Detailed Wikipedia Entries What it says. Some of these may have since been deleted, but these were all at one time real articles.
- Wikipedia:Don't "call a spade a spade" AWESOME essay about avoiding ad hominem comments and maintaining the moral high ground in disputes.
- Wikipedia Rules Article in the Phoenix about wikipedia. Quite well written and comprehensive.
- User:Misza13/Nobody cares about your credentials Another great essay.
- Wikipedia:Talk page highlights Funny "haha" and funny "strange" all at once.
- Calculating the airspeed of an unladen swallow Ok. This has nothing to do with Wikipedia, but it may be the best thing ever written by humans EVER.
- WP:HOTTIE. Click it. I dare ya...
- Funny shit It's The Onion, but even when they aren't telling the truth, they are... You know?
- The Scandal of Olivia Newton John AV club found the WP:LAME page... nicely written list of the Lamest of the Lame.
- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me a reason to block you!!!
- best post ever. Period. End of discussion.
- Wikipedia:Don't Feed the Divas. Is it time for my closeup yet, Mr. DeMille?
- Wikipedia:Notability (Septuagenarian female plumbers with red hair and freckles) The most important notability guide out there!
- my rough analysis of article creation rate at Wikipedia. As of May 2009, it was roughly one article every 54 seconds. The same number was arrived at using short-term (500 articles at one batch) and long term (all articles created between article #2,000,000 till I did the analysis) calculations.
- User:Jennavecia/Victims. Don't let this shit happen anymore. --Jayron32 02:11, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
- Irony. Definately a little chuckle.
- User:Thorncrag/Stop assuming good faith. Like it. A lot. --Jayron32 05:39, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
- User:Nobody Ent/Simple civility principle
- User:Newyorkbrad/Bradspeak - I do this all the time too. --Jayron32 05:15, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
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