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Molten steel, razor-sharp blades, lots of time to himself - what could possibly go wrong?

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Hey! My name's Matt Flaschen, but I go by Superm401 around here and on IRC. I'm from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. I'm 26. I graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2010, with a BS in Computer Science. I'm currently living in Philadelphia.

I am a Wikipedia administrator. Feel free to make requests on my talk page or on the administrators' noticeboard.

I am the lead developer on ProveIt, a graphical tool for Wikipedia referencing.

I am also a software engineer on the Wikimedia Growth team, but this is my personal account. Mattflaschen (WMF) is my account for edits I make as part of my job.

I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, but this is my personal account. Edits, statements, or other contributions made from this account are my own, and may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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17 September 2014
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Painting: John Singer Sargent
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Wikipedia Quotes[edit]

  • "There wasn't a big encyclopedia, then people were allowed to edit it just for fun. There was nothing, and people were allowed to create an encyclopedia." -- Notinasnaid
  • "At the end of the day we are all flawed meatbots trying to build a great encylopedia together." -- R.D.H. (Ghost In The Machine)
  • "I'm addicted to reading Wikipedia, it's the only encyclopedia that grows faster than you can read :D" -- Taraborn


I'm mostly a wikignome. Besides admin duties, I do verification and referencing, and update diagrams and illustrations to use SVG, an easily editable vector graphics format. Below are a few of my other contributions.



  1. W.R. Grace Building (stub)
  2. John Lovewell (Junior) (stub)
  3. Damballa (company)
  4. Nissan Altra
  5. Qassem Suleimani (stub)
  6. Alan Joyce (executive) (stub)
  7. Somchai Wongsawat
  8. Cavanagh Company
  9. LaserMotive
  10. Air India Flight 812
  11. Meyer v. Grant
  12. Goldenberg restaurant attack
  13. Oracle v. Google
  14. Libor scandal (converted redirect to article)
  16. Chalk Hill Middle School (stub)
  17. School resource officer (stub)
  18. Friedrich Beer (stub)
  19. History of Iraq (2011–present) (stub)
  20. Vladimir Kononov (military) (stub))


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  5. Template:Afd3 starter


  1. A Dream Play
  2. Golden angle
  3. Bruce Harris
  4. Arthur Gonzalez
  5. John Granville
  6. CloudStack


Thank you to everyone. I appreciate your kindness.