User:Mark Schierbecker

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— Wikipedian —
Name Mark William Schierbecker
Born (1993-08-29) August 29, 1993 (age 20)
St. Louis, Missouri
Current location Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
Time zone CST
Ethnicity German American
Education and employment
High school Webster Groves High School
University University of Missouri
Contact info
Website about.me/mschierbecker
Email mschierbecker@gmail.com
Facebook mschierbecker
Google+ +MarkSchierbecker
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Permissions Filemover, Autopatrolled, Rollback, Reviewer
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Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 5 years, 6 months and 22 days.
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WikiProject Military History.
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Hi. I'm Marcus. I follow startups and I've helped highlight a few of them here during my five years here. Besides that focus, my interests are too diverse to list here. Head over here if you want to leave me a message. I don't bite.

I came across Wikipedia because of two satirical articles by The Onion in 2008 or so ([1] [2]). After a six-month-long search for the edit button, I registered as User name one on 21 Dec. 2008 to edit golf articles. Later I branched out to military-related topics. I'm not as active on the written content side of things anymore but I've been contributing more photos here.

I've been to six St. Louis-area meetups and to Wikimania 2012 in Washington, D.C. Currently plotting my own Wikimania in St. Louis.

I currently shoot with a Canon EOS 7D/whatever I can get my hands on and a couple of primes. I edit with Lightroom 5 and Photoshop (both Creative Cloud edition). I attend a lot of speaking and sporting events where I go to college so I tend to have access to a lot of subjects. And just a really quick note about my software preferences: I edit almost exclusively from Google Chrome on Windows 8.1, Chrome OS (not currently) and iOS. Also a fan of stock Android.

I have a lot of tech joy. I get my daily tech fix from CNET, TechCrunch and Engadget.

Favorite startups

These are company articles or products I've created or contributed to. I try to keep an ear to the ground to foresee what is primed to explode.

  • Pinterest - fourth-largest social network in the U.S., 27th most popular website in the world, created Aug. 2011.
  • Snapchat - Self-destructing photo-messaging app. Created Oct. 2012.
  • Edmodo - Largest educational social network by my count. Created Feb. 2011.
  • Mobli - The future Instagram of video? Created Aug. 2012.
  • Lockerdome - Formerly sports-themed social network based in St. Louis. Created Oct. 2012
  • Fiverr - Task marketplace where everything is US$5. Created Apr. 2011.
  • Vine - Twitter's foray into social video. Created Jan. 2013.

Me in the news: Top Wikipedia Editor Is A St. Louis High School Student, Rock Hill teen is prolific Wikipedia editor,[dead link] Did a 15-year-old define your multi-million dollar brand before you did? I was also one of five interviewed for the Stanford student paper "Wikipedia: nowhere to grow."

Own photos[edit]

To be expanded...

Weird stuff I've uploaded[edit]

Shiny things[edit]

Much appreciated.

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no problem, marcus Kenneth16622 (talk) 18:13, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Great American Wiknic Barnstar

You are awarded this mighty Great American Wiknic Barnstar for your valorous efforts in helping to organize the 2013 Great American Wiknic in the great city of St. Louis. -—Pharos (talk) 15:46, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
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The Anti-Vandalism + STiki Barnstar
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Congratulations, Marcus Qwertyus! You're receiving this barnstar because you recently crossed the 1,000 classification threshold using STiki. We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool. We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (talk) 05:19, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

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For your continual diligence in editing! CTS talk 12:17, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Great American Wiknic Barnstar

You are awarded this mighty Great American Wiknic Barnstar for your valorous efforts in helping to organize the 2012 Great American Wiknic in the great city of St. Louis. -—Pharos (talk) 21:25, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
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Awesome article on the Webster Grove Patch website. Very inspiring! I'm impressed! Best regards, Cindy(talk to me) 00:17, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
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For I remember seeing your name on an anti-vandalism Barnstar.Walex03 W (talk) 00:24, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
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For your unflagging dedication and unswerving devotion to perfection, as well as your generosity and good humor in guiding new editors. If there was a "Sacred Bander" barnstar, you surely would have earned it, but there isn't, so presenting you this special Barnstar is my honor. Harmonia1 (talk) 03:12, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
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For your help with the table. WVBluefield (talk) 21:11, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
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I would like to present you the Military Barnstar in recognition of your dedication in building a comprehensive list of USAF equipment. Well done!--Ndunruh (talk) 18:11, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
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I, Chrislk02, award you this barnstar for your work with the golf articles and your willingness to work towards a final solution when all parties are not in agreement. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 16:34, 24 June 2009 (UTC)