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Hi. I'm Shadowjams. Please feel free to comment on my talk page.

This and things associated very closely to it are the only places I use the name Shadowjams. Anyone else not connected directly to this account using this name is likely not me.


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385 As of last count, this user is #385 of active Wikipedians.
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FTA This user is persistent in the fight against vandalism. Hence, the user has been entrusted with membership into Wikipedia's Fire Team Alpha.
Perl This user is just another Perl hacker.

Creations and substantial contributions

This is a list of my non-trivial creations and major page contributions. Bolded entries are those I edited more extensively.

University articles






Everything else

Subtle Vandalism Taskforce

I created the Subtle Vandalism Taskforce or SVT. It is a group of editors working together to brainstorm ideas on combating subtle errors deliberately introduced to the encyclopedia. I invite anyone interested in this work to join the project and help contribute there.


RfA candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report
RfB candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report

No RfXs since 04:32, 12 July 2014 (UTC).—cyberbot I NotifyOnline


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You edit conflict'd me on a similiar message in regards to the edit war on Black billionaires AND said it better than I could. Achowat (talk) 20:35, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
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For your great work fighting the relentless tide of mindless maniacs... Way to go! Jusdafax 06:50, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
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You are very quick in reverting vandalism, I appreciate that.  Merlion  444  07:26, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
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This is for taking the time to give a great explanation to (talk) on their accidental blocks. They certainly appreciated it, and who knows, maybe you took a novice user who would never contribute to Wikipedia again and made them a long-term editor. –CWenger (talk) 04:52, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your tireless and largely thankless efforts in reverting vandalism. Keep it up. Yunshui (talk) 10:24, 9 August 2011 (UTC)


I offer any code posted here under the GPL 3.0. Code is as is with no warranties of any kind. User holds me harmless for any use.

Regular expressions

I have selected regular expressions I use with AWB (but could be used with other programs) here.

Statistical analysis of pages

I did a statistical analysis of wikipedia content here in 2010. Similar to another report done in 2008 by Knulclunk.

Essays of note