User:Saxifrage

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I award you this barnstar for having the patience of a saint. Kbdank71 17:44, 8 August 2006 (UTC)


For your tireless efforts in removing linkspam and excessive external links in Wikipedia articles. Thankyou for your hard work. — Moondyne 14:23, 19 October 2006 (UTC)



Presented to new admin Saxifrage for diligence in fighting spam on Wikipedia --A. B. 18:31, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi there.

I am a member of the Harmonious Editing Club and an administrator.

My use of the tools which the community has entrusted to me can and should be reviewed:

A Handy Guide to My Biases[edit]

I hope that this will be useful to my fellow editors when considering my edits, particularly for those editors who have opposing views to my own. Calling me on biases that show in my edits (if they don't follow the NPOV guidelines) is helpful and appreciated, especially when done diplomatically and with sound arguments laying out what view of reality I'm missing. (Note that this isn't a call for me to adopt your bias whole-cloth, just to expand my awareness of other ways of seeing the world that I can integrate into my own and to help me keep my bias in check.)

I've split this into two sections: things that, due to my place in the world, have become "normal" to my mind, and things that are deliberately adopted as part of my point of view and/or belief system. If I don't think it's relevant to my endeavours at Wikipedia, I won't include it. However, these lists will expand as what meets that criterion changes.

Note that this section is not an invitation to make ad-hominem attacks on my edits and arguments. Everyone has bias, and I am no exception. By disclosing the bias I am aware of, I hope, among other things, to defuse that kind of ad-hominem attack as well as to prevent biases I don't hold from being ascribed to me.

Normalised parts of me[edit]

By no choice of my own, these are things that filter how I see the world:

Adopted biases[edit]

I am, by choice...

Editorial notes[edit]

  • Their is a perfectly good ungendered singular.
  • IPA is our dictionary key and spelling guide standard, but "rhymes with" and "proNUN" alongside the IPA increases utility with minimal clutter.

Habitual typos[edit]

I make a few inexplicable typos consistently, and they're ones that consistently fly under my radar and frustrate me to no end. If you find me writing and for an, not for no, or getting -ed and -es switched, please correct me (even in my Talk page comments). If you're not sure what I meant because it's not obvious whether it's a typo or not, drop me a note at my Talk page and I'll correct it. As for articles... I apologise profusely to any editors that have to clean up after me in advance. I've gotten to the point that I can only be amused and bemused by this, as it resists every attempt I make at noticing it when I do it.

I suspect that how inflectional morphemes and prepositions are processed by the brain contributes to this, since they're all ones that have been found to be processed at a very basic cognitive level.

Stubs I've started[edit]

Articles I've written or translated[edit]

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One-time tasks[edit]

Links cleanup

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You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try.

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