As of June 2009, I am again living in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, so I plan to adapt my focus to the people, places, and phenomena of Western Pennsylvania. See my userbox column for current project affiliations.
I enjoy photography, and I have made over one hundred image contributions to Wikimedia Commons, including (apparently) the first photo of infamous politician Buddy Cianci. Here is my userpage on Wikimedia Commons.
Some biographical information and personal links may be found on my Google Profile.
My username is a moniker I've been using since about 2003 or 2004. It refers to a They Might Be Giants song from the album No!. Although it was meant as an absurdist joke of sorts, I slowly grew to realize the name can be construed as being aggressive or hostile, especially among those unfamiliar with the song reference, and especially in a collaborative environment such as Wikipedia which makes extensive use of cleaning metaphors and broom imagery. In an attempt to mitigate the issue, I've changed my signature to "—Bill Price (nyb)".
Contributions to Wikipedia
- For an explanation of what barnstars are—and for instructions on how to award someone with a barnstar—see Wikipedia:Barnstars.
|The Pittsburgh Star|
|Thanks for the help! DB9 (talk) 02:23, 25 July 2009 (UTC)|
|The Editor's Barnstar|
|For being a wise editor and an incredible asset to the community.
Cheers! —Eustress talk 19:36, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
|The University Barnstar|
|For consistent effort to improve university articles. I rarely award two barnstars to the same editor, but you deserve it! —Eustress talk 01:54, 15 July 2010 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Thanks for your many contributions to the continued quality of Pittsburgh area articles. Marketdiamond (talk) 18:17, 9 September 2012 (UTC)|
- Kitsch (magazine), albeit with about 90% of the prose and material having been written by a third party (who shall be linked to, should she make a Wikipedia account)
- Fort Pitt Blockhouse (featured on DYK on 27 July 2011)
- Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
- Pennsylvania-American Water Company
- Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower
Articles most edited
As of 9 March 2012:
- The Gregory Brothers: 238
- Pittsburgh: 233
- Cornell University: 153
- The Bugle: 72
- Fred Rogers: 48
- Fort Pitt Blockhouse: 46
- John Oliver (entertainer): 41
- Etymology of Pittsburgh: 34
- Antoine Dodson: 33
- Cornell University Glee Club: 31
In no particular order:
- Overhaul the citations of University of Pittsburgh
- Look into expanding coverage of Pittsburgh mass transport articles, especially with the North Shore Connector being under construction
- Convert Cornell University Glee Club from "mostly lists" into "mostly prose"
- 100% slash-and-burn rewrite of Cornell University Chorus
- None presently
You can see userboxes I have made here.
- "Notyourbroom - X!'s Edit Counter - X!'s tools". Retrieved 9 March 2012.