User:Sjones23

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I will become the King of the Pirates! (海賊王に俺はなる! Kaizoku-ō ni Ore wa Naru!?)

Eiichiro Oda, One Piece

I am Greg, a semi-professional editor, rollbacker, expert copy-editor and reviewer. I'm also a 23-year old graduate of University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, and also a composer, orchestrator, arranger and musician. I have Diabetes mellitus type 1. My main purpose is, and will always be, to create, expand, and improve articles to the highest degree since I first joined Wikipedia in December 2006 and I truly love writing as well as composing. In the last seven years or so, I have helped contribute significantly to various Good Articles and Featured Articles, as well as significantly contributing to the main Kingdom Hearts articles, which are now Featured Status. I am a member of various WikiProjects, including the Star Wars WikiProject, the Anime and Manga WikiProject, the Dragon Ball task force, the Television Game Shows WikiProject, the Video game WikiProject and the Square Enix WikiProject.

My main contributions in Wikipedia are copy-editing prose, cleaning up articles, reverting vandalism when needed, creating articles, expanding information when needed, and participating in the featured article process, the requests for comment process, the dispute resolution process, the good article process, the articles for deletion process, the peer review process, as well as the adminship requests process. While I have had my share of issues and detractors, as well as stepping on some people's toes, I always improve various articles to the highest degree possible, as improving Wikipedia is everyone's main goal. User:Darthgriz98 adopted me as a user months before her retirement from Wikipedia. From there, I became a more experienced editor, participating in noticeboard discussions and improving articles as well as policies and guidelines. I have learned a lot through my work here, from the history of a Japanese video game that never made it to America until 2010 to learning the history behind an anime licensing company that I have admired for so long to discovering a few country singers to learning about the history of one of England's popular rock bands as well as a certain rock band that originated in the 1960s to learning about a popular video game franchise that started back in 1987 to rediscovering a popular magical girl series that I watched as a young boy to finding out about the history behind a popular series that I have loved since I was a child to learning about a Japanese tokusatsu TV series which served as the basis for that series to finding out about how a popular opera cycle by a composer that I have admired to discovering a classical composer that I now admire for his work. I work on a range of topics from magazines to anime films to manga and anime series to character lists to episode lists to superhero films to thriller films to film directors to video games to composers to game shows to television shows to live-action films to animation companies to musical instruments and everything in between. I know at times I have been intending to become an administrator, but I have also occasionally lost my temper and stepped on some toes. In one particular edit war, I foolishly attempted to deal with one of them by putting an "indef semi-protection" suggestion at RFPP, but alas, to my own stupidity, I was blocked once for it. I hope that never happens again...

While I think I am gaining more supporters here than not, I have also had my share of detractors during my ongoing tenure here, such as IPs or registered users (including sockpuppets of blocked or banned users) who often disrupt or vandalize articles; harass, threaten or wikistalk other users in the worst possible ways; contradict official polices and guidelines (such as what Wikipedia is not); and also vandalizing other users' pages (this also includes my user page, which has been semi-protected by an administrator). My comments have been labeled combative and sometimes abrasive more than once and I have occasionally lost my temper and got upset with a few users and posted some very regrettable things, but that's what separates me from some of these disruptive users that I have encountered over the past couple of years. Unfortunately, over the last couple of years, the harassment has gone beyond just arguments with other users. I have been repeatedly stalked and harassed by more than one person here during my ongoing tenure. While most of these folks were eventually blocked indefinitely, there are other users that displayed the signs of psychosis, particularly engaging in cyberstalking me both on and off Wiki. I tried protecting my user pages from vandalism, attacks and sockpuppetry, and that has worked with every case. However, some of these users that have harassed and stalked me over the years have not been content to sticking with the policies and guidelines, and have also taken it to multiple other social networking sites, forums and blogs to harass and insult me there, as well as making observations in a negative light about me or accusing me of being neurotic which I am clearly not. Sometimes, even normal issues that are still occurring on Wikipedia such as vandalism, disruptive editing, personal attacks, harassment, forum shopping, incivility, conflicts of interest, link spamming, Wikilawyering, sockpuppets, legal threats, violations of the biographies of living person policies or edit warring can be very overwhelming, and after a long time, it gets to be too much. Dealing with those issues can be both physically and emotionally stressful at the same time, and some of them are just not something that I signed on to do here. Things can seemingly go from bad to worse, and this has lead to very real concerns that users will no longer be content with the Internet activities and try to find ways to take it offline or even drive out productive editors. I took a break from Wikipedia back in August because of these issues as well, but since my return, I have not let past issues get to me now for good. I do not wish to become an administrator because an RFA may turn into an ugly affair once certain groups see that.

In the end, Wikipedia is not only just a website, but also a free encyclopedia where anyone can edit collaboratively. It is also a fun place to work with, as long as we obey our policies and guidelines and concentrate on research and writing without being stressed out. However, my editing went down significantly during my studies. The real world can be stressful enough without having a hobby add to it, in the end.

Over seven years, over 50,000 edits to the project (about 69% to articles), 11 good articles, 10 featured articles, created 25 articles, and numerous other articles significantly improved. All in all, it has been a good run so far. While I regret some issues of the past, I don't regret the rest.

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16 July 2014


My thoughts on today

Since graduating, I intend to focus on practicing, composing, arranging and performing. Fortunately, I'm intending to perform in some places where they offer live music as a pianist and a tubist so it will secure my career. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 03:01, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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Featured articles

Some mostly my work and others as part of a team:

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Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy VI
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy VIII
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy IX
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy X
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy X-2
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy XI
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy XII
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy XIII
Featured article star.svg Final Fantasy XIII-2
Featured article star.svg Kingdom Hearts (video game)
Featured article star.svg Kingdom Hearts II

Good articles

Some mostly my work and others as part of a team:

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Symbol support vote.svg Final Fantasy IV
Symbol support vote.svg Final Fantasy VII
Symbol support vote.svg Iron Man 3
Symbol support vote.svg One Piece
Symbol support vote.svg Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)
Symbol support vote.svg Summer Wars
Symbol support vote.svg The Avengers (2012 film)
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Symbol support vote.svg Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show)
Symbol support vote.svg Yuffie Kisaragi
Symbol support vote.svg Yuna (Final Fantasy)

Articles created

Projects

Current

Article name Current rank Target rank Possible TFA Date TFA Rationale
Characters of Final Fantasy XIII C GA N/A N/A
Ludwig van Beethoven C Featured article FA December 17, 2015 245th anniversary of birth
Antonín Dvořák B Featured article FA N/A N/A
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 film) C GA N/A N/A
The Price Is Right (U.S. game show) B GA N/A N/A
Valkyria Chronicles B Featured article FA N/A N/A
Rio (film) Start GA N/A N/A
Spirited Away GA Featured article FA July 19, 2016 15th anniversary of premiere
Arrietty C Featured article FA July 17, 2015 5th anniversary of premiere
Princess Mononoke C Featured article FA July 7, 2017 20th anniversary of premiere
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film) Start Featured article FA N/A N/A
List of Fairy Tail characters B Featured list FL N/A N/A
From Up on Poppy Hill C Featured article FA N/A N/A
Tadeusz Kościuszko C Featured article FA October 15, 2017 200th anniversary of death
Krzysztof Penderecki Start Featured article FA N/A N/A
Giuseppe Verdi B Featured article FA N/A N/A
Polish Requiem N/A Featured article FA September 28, 2014 30th anniversary of Stuttgart premiere
My Neighbor Totoro B Featured article FA N/A N/A
Castle in the Sky C Featured article FA August 2, 2016 30th anniversary of premiere
Ponyo C Featured article FA N/A N/A
Howl's Moving Castle (film) C Featured article FA September 5, 2014 10th anniversary of premiere
Porco Rosso C Featured article FA July 18, 2017 25th anniversary of premiere
Kiki's Delivery Service B Featured article FA N/A N/A
Grave of the Fireflies C Featured article FA N/A N/A
List of Sailor Moon characters List Featured list FL N/A N/A
Sailor Moon C Featured article FA December 28, 2016 25th anniversary of publication

Future

Article name Current rank Target rank Possible TFA Date TFA Rationale
Monkey D. Luffy C GA
Frédéric Chopin C Featured article FA October 17, 2014 165th anniversary of death
Studio Ghibli C GA N/A N/A
Academy Award B Featured article FA TBA TBA
Hector Berlioz B Featured article FA March 8, 2013 145th anniversary of death

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