User:StevenD99

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Today's motto...

Lectio brevior potior
("The shorter reading is the better")


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StevenD99
— Wikipedian —
Name Steven
Born (1999-08-20) August 20, 1999 (age 15)
United States
Nationality American
Country United States
Current location United States
Time zone UTC−08:00
Current time 10:55
Ethnicity Caucasian
Race Human
Height 5'5
Eyes brown
Education and employment
Occupation School student
Interests
Signature StevenD99
My Wikistress.
My Wikimood.



Introduction

Hey guys, and welcome to my userpage. For several years now, I have found many useful facts from Wikipedia. My username is StevenD99, and I'm a teenager who lives in Huntington Beach, California. I have been editing Wikipedia for 5 years, but I was only editing under this account since August 2013. Contribs from before that time are located here, under my old account of "Steve2011". Most of the time, I fight vandalism, do the new page patrol, do copyediting and grammar corrections on articles, use AutoEd to clean pages (especially the Today's Featured Article if it does need cleaning), and help with WikiProjects Tropical Cyclones and Amusement Parks. I use Twinkle to revert vandalism and tag pages for speedy deletion, but since I have the rollback right, I use Huggle to revert vandalism and plan on using STiki sometime soon. I also hope to become an admin sometime in the future. If you want to see more info about me, check out my userboxes. And also, I am a WikiCat, a WikiGnome, a WikiGoon, and a WikiGiant.


Things I do on here most of the time
  • Reverting vandalism
  • Voting in RfAs and AfDs
  • Doing the new-page patrol
  • Copyediting and correcting grammar
  • AutoEd
  • Helping out with WikiProjects Tropical Cyclones and Amusement Parks
  • And finally, signing people's guestbooks and chatting with my wiki-friends (although I try not to do this very often or I will break this policy.)

What I hate seeing on Wikipedia
  • People vandalizing articles and attacking others
  • When people vandalize my userpage or talk page or attack me
  • Seeing others semi-retire or retire
  • When other people beat me to reverting vandalism
  • When people create sockpuppets to vandalize Wikipedia
How did I get my username? + My interests

It's a combination of "Steven" (my first name), "D" (The first initial of my last name), and "99" (the last 2 digits of the year I was born in).

Here is my current signature: StevenD99 02:50, 2 June 2014 (UTC)


Here's some of my real-life interests (I know this doesn't have anything to do with Wikipedia but I'm just gonna include them anyway):
  • Meteorology
  • Astronomy
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Rollercoasters/Theme parks
  • Extreme sports
  • Highways
  • Science
  • Skyscrapers
  • Music (More specifically Rock, Pop, Dance/Club, and Hip Hop)
  • Computers
  • Football
  • Basketball

And much more!

My history on Wikipedia-pre account

I first started to read Wikipedia a long time ago (around 2006/2007). Reading articles back then helped me learn new things. In late 2008, I began editing Wikipedia under the IP of 75.83.148.71. I might have edited before that, but I can't find these edits. It later changed to 75.83.139.234 and 66.74.234.177.


First couple months

On July 18, 2009, I made my first account, December21st2012Freak. I chose that username because back then I was so scared that the world would 'end' on December 21, 2012, and I used to think it would actually happen. Why did I believe that? Well, first and most important of all was how old I was back then, I was only 9 years old when I created that account! It was only a month before my 10th birthday, more specifically. Even though I was that young, I still tried to constructively edit and revert vandalism. If you want to see my earliest edits under my old account, check these out. Once August 2009 came, I became more experienced, and I was using Twinkle to revert vandalism instead of the "undo" button. I also used to edit the Wikipedia:Sandbox a lot because I thought it was fun, and that was also where I did some very immature edits (since I was only 9/10 back then). Also in August, I got the rollback feature, started using Huggle, and began creating and improving articles, something a young kid probably won't do.


The rest of 2009

In September 2009, I continued to revert vandalism and began talking with some new wiki-friends such as Spongefrog and White Shadows. I continued with my original editing style until November 2009, when I stopped editing the Sandbox and improved more articles. In December, I revamped my userpage to a much cleaner style, since the older style was very cluttered. If you want to see my oldest userpage from late 2009, check this out.


Me in 2010

Once 2010 came, I wasn't as addicted to off-topic posting on user talk pages as I was in 2009, and I improved more articles and reverted more vandalism. Later that year, I started to copyedit lots of articles, and participated in these copyediting drives. I also stopped reverting vandalism by late 2010 for some reason. During 2010, I also matured a little bit compared to 2009.


Me in 2011 and my "retirement"

In 2011, I continued to improve articles and check for their grammar. In March 2011, I changed my username to Steve2011 because I didn't believe in that doomsday prediction anymore. The doomsday prediction eventually failed, like all end of the world predictions do. After that, I started to become less active, and soon became semi-retired. This was the last edit I made to an article under my old account before I began to take the long break between the last edit on my old account and the creation of my new account in February 2012 when I was 12 years old, when I posted a "retirement" message on my user and talk pages even though I wouldn't retire permanently.


My return to Wikipedia and the creation of this account

In August 2013, I created this account called "StevenD99". Between the retirement of my old account and the creation of this account, I edited Wikipedia only 1 time, and it was this edit. That edit, in fact, happened only a couple weeks before the creation of this account. Since I created this account, I have started to revert vandalism again and do other stuff to help the wiki. However, beginning in September 2013, I started to become less active and started to take wikibreaks due to school and also being too busy on other parts of the internet.


Inactivity throughout late 2013-present and my plan to return to very active editing

Throughout late 2013 and the whole year of 2014 I was relatively inactive, editing only sometimes or when I felt like editing. I was too busy on other sites during this time. But this might change as I plan to change my schedule so I can focus on Wikipedia much more by the start of 2015. And then 2015 could be one of my most active years on this wiki. Stay tuned...

My goals
  • Become an expert vandal fighter (once again)
  • Create a few articles and maybe expand some articles to GA status if I can
  • Join in on AfD, RFA, and other discussions
  • Join more wikiprojects
  • Work my way towards becoming an admin in a few years
Barnstars
My barnstars under this account are located here. If you want to see the barnstars of my old account, they are here.


Signature Archive
  • StevenD99 (talk) (Just the plain old signature) (Used: On August 11 and 12, 2013)
  • StevenD99 Chat (The same signature as my old account) (Used: August 12, 2013 - August 19, 2013)
  • StevenD99 Talk | Stalk (The first tweaks) (Used: August 20, 2013 - September 15, 2013)
  • StevenD99 Talk | Stalk | Sign! (Added "Sign!" to link to my guestbook) (Used: September 15, 2013 - October 10, 2013)
  • StevenD99 Happy Halloween! (My Halloween 2013 sig) (Used: October 31, 2013 - November 2, 2013)
  • StevenD99 Contribs Sign (Some more tweaks) (Used: October 11, 2013 - October 30, 2013, November 3, 2013 - April 18, 2014)
  • StevenD99 (This signature is a major change from the last one, a black background with a blue border has been introduced and the signature text now includes different shades of blue.) (Used: April 19, 2014 - June 1, 2014)
  • StevenD99 (After a signature complaint, I had to change it. This is the new signature I changed it too. It's similar to the last one except it has different colors and the unnecessary clutter's been removed.) (Used: June 1, 2014 - present)
Other stuff:

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