Education: Mathematics BSc, University of Warwick
Occupation: Simulation Consultant
Many of my contributions are gnome-like. I like looking at the history of articles and seeing how they changed over time, which lead me to the idea of DiffDeck, which I presented at WikiConference UK 2012.
I gave some feedback on new articles, before that system was abandoned due to overwhelming backlog. I have an enormous respect for the people who kept going with it and hope the help desk can be just as good. I think the proposed trial of requiring users to be autoconfirmed before they can create an article was an interesting idea but the foundation is looking at revamping the summary of new pages instead. I watch this with interest.
I helped quite a bit with the essay giving advice on using Wikipedia for mathematics self-study
I got quite involved in the pending changes trial, including helping to compile a list summarising peoples' comments. Of course, after that there was no consensus on what to do with PC, even in the short term. When a new, multi-phase RfC was started on the subject I got involved with bits, including writing most of the summary, which is what is now seen on that page.
My contributions across various Wikimedia projects include uploads to Commons and a few minor tweaks on the French-language Wikipedia.
Pages I like
- Design of experiments
- Generalized linear model
- Steiner chain
- Information-theoretic death
- WP:Wikipedia is not for things made up one day#The right way to get things you or your friends made up into Wikipedia
- WP:Don't abbreviate Wikipedia as Wiki
- M:Don't be a dick
- M:Wikipedia power structure
- User talk:Alex Smotrov/histcomb.js
- Wikipedia:Please clarify
- WP:NOTBUREAUCRACY - People often forget this one and throw around policies as if that makes their argument sound more reasonable. They then say that WP:NOTDEMOCRACY means we should ignore everyone who disagrees with them. No. It doesn't work like that.
- User:Tony1/How to improve your writing
- Wikipedia:Autoconfirmed article creation trial
Articles that could inform policy
The following articles could inform policy but they are all of a lowish quality. If they could all be brought up to WP:Good article standards I think that would really help the Wikipedia project.
If someone wants to stick something else on this list... please... be my guest.
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Conflict of interest
I have an (unpaid) association with Bright Club. I started the article on the subject and have made a number of edits to it, always trying to keep it neutral and well-sourced. My aim in my edits is always to put the interest of the encyclopedia first. Of course, if anyone has a reasonable disagreement with any edits I have made to it I will be happy to discuss it with them.