User talk:Jackson Peebles

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In memoriam[edit]

Jackson Scott Peebles.jpg

User:Jackson Peebles is no longer with us, he passed away in late October. Jackson was a Western Michigan University Honors student studying behavioral science and biology. He worked as an ice hockey referree and volunteered with the Red Cross. His Wikipedia efforts focused on counter-vandalism and adoption, "greeting new users, encouraging civility, and obsessively reviewing recent changes".

Jackson was a Teahouse host, an instructor in the Education Program, and the lead on a Video Tutorials Project through the WMF. User:Go Phightins! originaly adopted Jackson but he went on to run his own adoption school and facilitated a Western Michigan University course himself. Among his userboxes he said, "This user is not a Wikipedia administrator but would like to be one someday."

Jackson was born in 1992 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated Mattawan High School and was Senior Class President there. At Western Michigan University, he was a 2011 Medallion Scholar. He worked at the Waldo Library at the reference desk and volunteered for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He was one of three students in the nation invited to represent the US at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent’s Global Youth Conference in Vienna in 2012.[1]

Jackson had recently proposed a WMF Individual Engagment Grant called Reimagining Wikipedia Mentorship. "I think this project is incredibly important and should be pursued," User:EpochFail wrote in an endorsement. The grant scored highly and looked likely to be funded. "A very interesting concept...may become a 'keystone piece' in the new editor onboarding process." wrote one IEG committee member. Another wrote, "Taking a 'Teahouse approach' in building sustained motivation and preventing editor dropouts is a wonderful opportunity to develop a true mentor-mentee support system that would increase the activity of new contributors." Finally, "Proposers are highly qualified and driven mentors with a useful background in teaching new editors and understanding the learning process."

He was excitedly planning a trip to Australia in the coming weeks.

On Wikipedia, Jackson earned barnstars in Mentorship, Random Acts of Kindness and Resilience. Friends and teachers glowingly recalled his sense of humor and his hard work ethic.

His last edit to our site was on October 21 2013, the day he died. Jackson welcomed an i.p. editor to Wikipedia: "Thank you for your contributions, such as the one you made to Nikah mut‘ah. I hope you like the place and decide to stay."

Please leave remembrances and condolences below. We'll try and contact the family and share your thoughts with them. You can read more reflections on Jackson's amazing life here and at the Western Herald.[2]. Donations to the Kalamazoo NAMI chapter would have made Jackson very happy and are the family's wish. Ocaasi t | c 14:26, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Rest in peace, Jackson[edit]

Though I barely knew you personally, reading about your tragic passing makes me believe that the only thing that transcended your impeccable work ethic was a drive to help others. The epitome of a gentleman and a scholar. Rest in peace. Go Phightins! 11:44, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Seconding Go Phightins here; the tireless work you put in to help adoptees was a credit to yourself and made Wikipedia a better place. Sad to see you're gone so soon. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 13:37, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • This is really sad. Jackson was the kind of Wikipedian who makes others proud to be part of this community.--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 15:56, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • So sad to read this. Thanks for the all the work you did volunteer to spread knowledge to the world. My sincere condolences to family and friends, Iselilja (talk) 15:59, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Sad to hear this, but so happy to have met you. My only regret is that I didn't work more closely with you while you were available. You've informed both my research and my activities on wiki. You'll be missed. --EpochFail (talkcontribs) 16:02, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Sad to have you go.. Rest in peace...Herald talk with me 16:15, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I really loved the IEG concept. Descanse en paz :o( --Jan eissfeldt (talk) 16:31, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • This is a very very sad news :( You'll be missed. — ΛΧΣ21 16:35, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • We never met in life, Jackson, but the good you have done for Wikipedia is quite visible, and you've inspired me and others to continue your work. I appreciate the time you gave to us. I, JethroBT drop me a line 16:55, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Oh no! I'm so sorry. Writ Keeper  17:08, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I truly enjoyed working with Jackson and am so sad to hear about this. Great Wikipedian. JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 17:37, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Sad to read this. Your good work will always be remembered. Sincere Condolences to your family, and to your nearest people. Rest in peace. -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 17:43, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • God bless. Matty.007 17:44, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • He was one of ours. He was already doing great things, with much more in store. He will be missed. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 17:46, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Im so sad to see that an editor as great as Jackson has left us so soon. My thoughts are with Jackson's family and friends during these difficult times. With respect and sympathy, Ross Hill (talk) 18:00, 20 Nov 2013 (UTC)
  • My thoughts are with the family of this fine young man, a greatly appreciated Wikipedia editor. Our loss is great, and yet does not compare to theirs. Drmies (talk) 18:32, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Tragically, our paths did not cross while editing, but I wish they had. May your soul rest in peace. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 18:37, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I didn't know you, but thank you for all you gave this world. I see your fights were worth fighting and need to be continued.[3] [4] --Nemo 18:47, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Oh! I will miss you very much. – SJ + 19:06, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Jackson. Thank you for sharing your thoughtfulness, your open heart, and your welcoming spirit with this community. You leave big shoes to fill here and everywhere you walked, I'm quite sure. I hope that very Wikipedian you mentored, welcomed, and thanked will carry on the work you led here...at least, we will try our best. I'm grateful to have gotten to know you just a little bit, and wish that we had had more time. Rest in peace. Siko (talk) 19:07, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • What a terrible thing to hear. I had the opportunity to speak with Jackson on the phone about something press-related this past summer. He was a smart and passionate young man. Keegan (talk) 19:16, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Jackson, Thank you for being a compassionate co-passenger in our great journey... Rest in Peace. ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 20:13, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Although we've never met each other, we've shared a part of this big Wikipedia adventure. May your memory live with us, and may you rest in peace. Cruccone (talk) 20:41, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Best wishes to his surviving family with wishes for a peaceful rest for Jackson. Hell In A Bucket (talk) 21:41, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I am sorry I did not get to know Jackson better here on Wikipedia. I too am a Western Alum, and was a long time resident of Kalamazoo. I know his work from the Teahouse and he will be missed. Rest in peace, gentle man, and enjoy your new home in heaven. John from Idegon (talk) 21:54, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay. I never got to meet you on-wiki, but it's clear that you're likeable personality was transparent both on-wiki and off-wiki, through your mentorship and collaborative attitude and your kindness. R.I.P Jackson and my condolences go out to his family.Face-sad.svg I am deeply saddened by the loss. Sportsguy17 (R.I.P Jackson Peebles) 23:21, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Sad news. May your beauty and energy live on. Rest in Peace. ```Buster Seven Talk 23:31, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
  • My heart goes out to the family and those close to this exceptional young man. I've had the pleasure of supporting his volunteer efforts with a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, and saw with admiration his dedication, his impeccable work ethic, and the sheer good will with which he has conducted himself all across matters Wikipedian and otherwise. He will be missed, and we are much the poorer for having lost him. Ijon (talk) 00:33, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I didn't really get a chance to know you, which is saddening. Prayers go out to your family, and may you rest in peace. ZappaOMati 00:55, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Some editors are remembered for their edits and some for their efforts and some...some are remembered for being good people and that is enough. Jackson will be remembered by me, as an editor and person who cared about all of the reasons we edit here and us as individuals. He was someone who I followed and tried to emulate when I could. I can't always be as good a person as Jackson, but I will always try. I will not unwatch your page Jackson. It remains a solid blue star.--Mark Miller (talk) 05:50, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • This is quite sad. Rest in peace... Jianhui67 talkcontribs 07:25, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to learn about the loss of another committed editor. With great sympathy to Jackson's family, friends, colleagues and co-editors. -- Trevj (talk) 10:11, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Sad to hear about what happened. Rest in peace. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 15:39, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Heartbreaking. To Jackson's loved ones, know that the Wikipedia community highly valued his involvement here, and that he will live on through his work on this project. The Interior (Talk) 20:22, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Really sad news. Jackson was a perfect example of what a Wikipedian can be, engaged, welcoming, generous and kind. You will be missed. Sylvia slv (talk) 22:49, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • So sad to hear about this. It truly is a tragedy to lose someone so young. Condolences to his family. Tazerdadog (talk) 23:57, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I am shocked and saddened to hear about this. Wikipedia will miss Jackson and his loved ones will be in my prayers. AutomaticStrikeout () 00:08, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace Jackson Anthere (talk)
  • Condolences for those who loved you. May you be remembered forever, Jackson. Fylbecatulous talk 16:46, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
  • It was my great pleasure to work with Jackson over the course of several grant requests. He will be missed by many, and Wikipedia is made poorer by his sudden absence but also rich by his contributions before he left us. In addition to his exemplary work (quite literally exemplary, we have pointed others to his high quality work), he has always been diligent, courteous, kind, patient, and respectful in all of my interactions with him. It is clear that he was dedicated to making Wikipedia and the world a better place through his presence and his work, and I believe he has. Wolliff (talk) 20:04, 22 November 2013 (UTC) (WMF)
  • It's depressing indeed that you have left us. Rest in peace. Wer900talk 00:45, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Always sad to see a young life cut short. May you rest in peace, and know that you are remembered not only by your family and friends, but here as well. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 19:43, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm very saddened to learn of this news. My sincerest condolences to Jackson's family and friends. - MrX 03:14, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • This is sad news indeed! I empathize the lament of this loss; currently in mourning myself. In prayer I beseech peace for those resting, and those wrestling loss; may it be (when finding you), an abundance of peace—lasting in perpetuity.—John Cline (talk) 04:48, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • RIP mate. If I say anything more, I'll cry. Sohambanerjee1998 05:43, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Was shocked and saddened to hear of your passing. We only briefly worked together, but reading about your life you have done so much good for this world. You'll leave an empty space no-one can fill, and I will miss you. Steven Zhang (talk) 16:25, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I was very saddened to receive this news. Your life was tragically cut short, but nevertheless, you spent it helping others, and for that you deserve the gratitude of many. May you rest in peace. CT Cooper · talk 18:11, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm devastated to hear you go Jackson. It's a terrible loss to you family and all of us. You were among the best of us. It was a real pleasure working with you, and being alongside you. Rest in Peace. And thank you for the short while you filled all of our lives with energy and cheerfulness. TheOriginalSoni (talk) 23:51, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm just shocked. I can't explain my feelings here. Everything's just hazy to me now. I've met you 3-4 times and in those time I saw a good wikipedian in you. Anyway I can't say anymore it'll make me more sad. May your soul rest in peace....--Pratyya (Hello!) 14:24, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Seen your name a few times here, very sad news. ///EuroCarGT 22:44, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I hope there's a Greater Wiki Beyond where you are. Take care there, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:31, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to closed ones.. and strength to folks who want to continue your IEG project and other valuable contributions. Thanks for your contributions. -- ɑηsuмaη « ৳ᶏ ɭϞ » 14:52, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
  • RIP Jackson, My sincere condolences to family & friends. -→Davey2010→→Talk to me!→ 19:36, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Despite not interacting with him, I am saddened by Jackson Peebles' death. I wish the best to his family. Acalamari 22:09, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Yes. Your work will live on. Wincent77 (talk) 04:50, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, dude. You will be remembered by everyone. I am sorry that you couldn't live a longer life, and extend condolences to his family and friends. Best, Epicgenius (talk) 22:50, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Although I never had the chance to interact with you, your imagination and generosity of spirit will continue to be inspiration to me, as you will to many other people as well. My heart goes out to your family and all those whose lives you touched. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 16:35, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I just got the email. He was a good friend to all of us. RIP. PantherLeapord|My talk page|My CSD log 02:12, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
  • A young man who was wise beyond his years. Too soon, oh Lord, too soon. Rest in peace. Joefromrandb (talk) 22:55, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Shocked at the news. A very helpful kind and wise young man. RIP Jackson, your in a better place now.Uncletomwood (talk) 15:30, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace mate. Will love to see you soon. Shobhit Gosain Talk 20:05, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, good sir. Thank you for your contributions. Rtucker913 (What do you want?) 04:52, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I just found out about this, and I want to add myself to those who come here in sorrow about what happened, and gratitude for your contributions. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:38, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't really have anything other to say than this: thank you and rest in peace Mr Jackson Peebles. Acather96 (click here to contact me) 15:06, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Rest In Peace and God Bless you, Mr. Peebles; thank you for all of your contributions. MrScorch6200 (talk | ctrb) 03:59, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, Jackson. I was informed of Jackson's death by email earlier this hour. I only remember briefly interacting with him, which is documented here, here and here. But that short interaction did not blind me from seeing the great person he surely was. With an excellent/positive attitude, he would often help revert vandalism, other unconstructive edits and welcome new editors, and even deferred a matter to me at one point. Thank you, Jackson. You were one of the best WP:Patrollers we had. Flyer22 (talk) 01:57, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

An extremely special Editor of the Week[edit]

Editor of the week barnstar.svg Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for dedication to service, heart for helping others, love of the community. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

The entire EotW project submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

In Memoriam. Wikpedia Editor from 11/22/2009 to 10/21/2013. Reviewer, Rollbacker, Instructor in the Educational program, creator of the Wikipedia:Video and Interactive Tutorials Project through the WMF and facilitated his own adoption program, founder of the IStillCare.org Initiative. and an active Counter-Vandalism proponent. Jackson earned barnstars in Mentorship, Random Acts of Kindness and Resilience. Friends, teachers and fellow Wikipedians glowingly recall his sense of humor and his hard work ethic. He greeted new users as a Teahouse host and staunchly encouraged civility. "I believe in the infinite ways to help others on a large scale through collaboration". Jackson had recently proposed a WMF Individual Engagement Grant called Reimagining Wikipedia Mentorship. Jackson was a very special young man and model Wikipedian.
Please leave remembrances and condolences at User talk:Jackson Peebles. You can read more reflections on Jackson's amazing life here and at the Western Herald.[5]. Donations to the Kalamazoo NAMI chapter would have made Jackson very happy and are the family's wish. Wikipedia:WikiProject Editor Retention/Editor of the Week
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Jackson Peebles
In Memoriam
 
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning November 24, 2013
Recognized for
His tireless work ethic, his continuous good will, and his constant striving to help other individuals. Jackson Peebles showed his commitment and enthusiasm for the project with every edit. His admirable dedication will not soon be forgotten.
Notable work(s)
counter-vandalism, adoption course design, online ambassadorship with the education program, "Reimagining Mentorship on Wikipedia" (an I.E.G. grant proposal), Teahouse hosting
Nomination page

Thanks again for your efforts! Go Phightins! 18:01, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks, Jackson, for all you've done for us. This is a sad loss. -- Khazar2 (talk) 20:58, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Seconding Kahzar here. You will be well remembered.--Mark Miller (talk) 02:05, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
  • A role model for us all, here and in RL. ```Buster Seven Talk 05:25, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is awarded posthumously for all you did to Wikipedia while you were alive. Epicgenius (talk) 22:54, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

It was so nice to know you here on Wiki[edit]

Oh my... I came to leave you a message (as I have been gone a long while) and found that you are no longer with us here on Wiki. I must say the minute I read that I felt a sense of loss. You were a great part of the last few months that I was here regularly and I am grateful to you for the time you took to teach me through the "adoption" process. I am sad that I never got to finish the final with you, before your passing. I am going to make a huge effort to complete it as soon as life slows down for me. Again, I appreciate your patience and understanding with the "newbies". You will be missed. Peace and Love, Tattoodwaitress (talk) 01:05, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm so sorry.[edit]

EHMAGAWD! R.I.P. Jackson Peebles. My deepest prayers for him and his family. He looks like somebody I know.IBCPirates (talk) 19:40, 13 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates