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— Wikipedian  —
Born January 4, 1995
Evanston, IL
Country  United States
Languages English
Time zone Eastern Time Zone
Contact info
Facebook jpaynesmith
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First edit January 27, 2013 (though I used to edit as the IP
Reviewer yes
Rollbacker yes
Edit count 26,000 and counting.


I specialize in the following:

  • New pages patrolling, categorizing new pages and nominating very short/test/vandalism pages for speedy deletion
  • Tagging newly created articles that don't seem to be obvious vandalism, which I guess makes me a WikiImp (this may well be the reason you are here)
  • Creating biographical articles, especially about autism researchers and climate scientists
  • Creating articles about scientific journals
  • Creating music-related articles, particularly indie rock related artists and albums
  • Fixing those things that say "displayauthors suggested" in the references section of some articles, as well as adding authority control templates to any biography lacking one.
  • Working on pages with incorrect ref formatting.
  • Delsorting at WP:AFD.
  • Reporting promotional/offensive usernames at UAA, and also requesting page protection and occasionally reporting vandals at AIV.
  • Oh yeah, and fixing dead links.

Historically one of my major problems has been a violation of WP:MEDRS, particularly the part that states that secondary sources are the only thing that count. See /MEDRS for my thoughts on the matter.

I would like to thank those who helped expand the articles I created, especially User:Jytdog, as well as User:DGG for helping me out on this website. I had no idea Seralini affair would gain so much attention (or be subject to so much vandalism). Also, it seems someone created a page for Seralini himself, which was then converted into a redirect because BLP:1E. Since I think Seralini is notable, I created a page for him, not just the consequences one of his lousy studies. BTW, I would like to propose a law that "an event is notable if it elicits a reaction/statement from the head of state of one or more sovereign countries." Call it Jinkinson's law.

Please respond to me on my talk page, even if I originally posted on yours.


This section lists essays I have written in my namespace, so that I and anyone else who wants to look at them can find them easily and quickly.

Favorite Wikipedia quotes

"I just created a web site for my cat, if I do a few more, should she have an article too?" [1] --Randykitty

"The user who visits rather in the position of a visitor to a public restroom. It may be obviously dirty, so that he knows to exercise great care, or it may seem fairly clean, so that he may be lulled into a false sense of security. What he certainly does not know is who has used the facilities before him." --Robert McHenry, former editor-in-chief of Encyclopedia Britannica

And if I may be so self-promotional, I will add a few of my own ramblings:
  1. "Editing Wikipedia does not require real-world skills, any more than real-world activities require Wikipedia-editing skills."
  2. (Caution: clumsy analogy ahead) "When you enter the Wikipedia building, be sure to check your opinions at the door."
  3. "A dozen mystery books could be written about what might have once been on the pages that have been deleted on Wikipedia (either entirely or just individual edits)."
  4. "NPOV is by far the most Orwellian, and therefore the most frequently misinterpreted, of all of Wikipedia's policies."
  • My 3,000th edit: [2]
  • My 4,000th edit: [3]
  • My 5,000th edit: [4]
  • My 6,000th edit: [5]
  • My 7,000th edit: [6]
  • My 8,000th edit: [7]
  • My 9,000th edit: [8]
  • My 10,000th edit: [9]
  • My 11,000th edit: [10]
  • My 12,000th edit: [11]
  • My 13,000th edit: [12]

Yeah, I never really update this anymore, mainly b/c I hit these milestones so often. Maybe I'll do it every 5k from now on. My userboxes now have their own page. (Except for this one, for technical reasons:)

⚕ This user is a member of WikiProject Medicine.

General stuff to work on

Jinkinson uses the Wikibreak Switch template, and plans to notify anybody at an instant if he decides to take a wikibreak.

Useful links


  • RSST ("Reliable Sources Search Tool"):
  • RSST for music-related articles:

Thesis parameters

| thesis_title = | thesis_url = | thesis_year =

In other people's words

"It's a strange mixture of by-the-book strictness, and exposure of some decidedly fringe ideas and iffy sourcing, with a lean in the direction of material on controversial autism causes." --Alexbrn

Something I hope catches on

  • Jinkinson's law: "If an event provokes a reaction from the head of state of at least one sovereign country, the event is notable." Now let's see if people start citing it. Yeah, right.