Wikipedia:WikiProject Countering systemic bias/members

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  1. 2004-12-29T22:45Z - I just think Wiikipedia has a systematic bias against many things biology and nature and chemistry and countryside. Specifically, it has a systematic bias when it comes to topics about sexuality. Wikipedia centers too much on human sexuality, but disregards things about biology that are essential to discussing sexuality. For, example, Wikipedia doesn't care to distinguish between "pregnancy" and "gestation" or sexual intercourse" and "copulation". Here on Wikipedia many people think that the world is just about the human world but not nature or natural sciences.
  2. 52 Pickup - History, geography and politics in Australia and Europe. Attempting to reduce misuse and abuse of non-English words and inaccurate translations. Set up WikiProject Former countries as a way of providing a neutral framework for presentation of historical states. I also work on translating and clarifying articles from the German and Dutch wikis.
  3. A R King - Expertise in minority languages, both in and outside Europe. I am also "informally" interested in related non-linguistic issues, such as cultural/political etc. minorities. While sympathetic with the overall concept of trying to compensate for systemic bias, I think SB will always exist (and therefore always need to be fought against) because it is inherent to the encyclopaedic project. I also think it is deceiving (and betrays bias) to think that the English Wikipedia can or should be "unbiased", as opposed to other-language Wikipedias, which are what? allowed to be biased??
  4. Aelffin - This is a very good effort. The possibility of representing all points of view is one of the great possibilities that comes from Wikipedia's lack of space limitations. Articles are not nearly as comprehensive as they could be.
  5. Aetheling — Excellent effort! I have already been trying to improve articles relating to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  6. Ahruman
  7. AJR - I pretty much fit the description of the "average wikipedian", but I want to do what I can.
  8. Alarm
  9. User:Brigade Piron - I hope to tackle bias on history articles, specifically African countries during the Second World War. Also working on very-much under represented Belgium-related articles.
  10. Ali_B05 -I think that America has too much influence on world affairs and the way that people always have to follow them.
  11. Alixos - helping indigenous peoples in Asia to add content to Wikipedia.
  12. AlMac - I am a newbie here. My profession, for the past 40+ years, has been computer programming on mid sized computer networks, currently AS/400. I have had limited exposure to Analog Computers and other kinds. The vast majority of Wikipeans only know of Personal Computer which is a Systemic bias in discussing computer topics. AlMac 5 July 2005 21:26 (UTC)
  13. Ambi 08:48, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC) This has my absolute support - brilliant idea, and I'll do all I can to help out.
  14. AnnalesSchool (talk) 03:00, 22 April 2014 (UTC) Hi,I'm here to ask if anyone wants to join me in countering bias against the Italians in WW2. If you feel that many Wiki articles dealing with the Italian military and Italy's involvement in the war are biased and unfair, please contact me as I am thinking of starting up a Task-force to counter this problem of systemic bias.
  15. Anthon.Eff -The biases I am most conscious of are these three: anti-Turkish bias, pro-political correctness bias, and pro-secularis bias. I am hopeful that the first can be diminished. The latter two might be neccessary evils in an encylopedia that anyone can edit.
  16. Arnob1 - Hope to counter pro-Indian bias in subcontinent related articles (see Rabindranath Tagore nationality debate).
  17. Arny - Since I am not an "Average Wikipedian" (considering I am not a native English speaker), I hope I can be of some help in this. I consider myself mostly unbiased, or more precisely, when and where I am biased, it is almost always in the opposite direction than usual ;)
  18. Artificialard
  19. ArXivist - This is an excellent project idea! I have been having a problem with a group of users who are totally biased against and hostile towards alternative viewpoints. This is an example of systemic bias which I have not found when viewing articles in other language wikis. I think this project coupled with a reform in the WP:Reliable Sources standard to counter corporate, Anglo-American, and Anglophone bias would greatly help realize the ideal of Wikipedia as a universal knowledge repository.
  20. Asterion - Great idea!
  21. Attilios 17:35, 28 September 2006 (UTC) I'm having a clash with a couple of users (in particular User:Mangoe) regularly reverting my edits trying to offer a broeader point of view about rail technology. Further, I cannot stand US or UK people forgetting to write nationality of article subjects.
  22. AugurNZ 11:46, 20 September 2013 (UTC) — While trying to write an article about a disability-related event, I encountered this systemic bias when, while trying to assert notability for my new article, most of the sources I could find were from non-mainstream media. I was told by a host at the Teahouse that if none of the mainstream media covered the festival, "then it isn't notable by Wikipedia's standards. That's how we roll. That's how we maintain our standards." The problem is, the mainstream media tend to wholly ignore events about or for the disabled community, so this attitude perpetuates a systemic bias in Wikipedia against disability as well. I have added WikiProject Disability to the WikiProjects relevant for countering systemic bias category.
  23. Alex Avriette I'm more than happy to update articles with a "buddhist perspective," but I think it's important to notice also that many issues are simply irrelevant to buddhism. ... aa:talk 21:19, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  24. Awadewit 03:33, 6 April 2007 (UTC) - I have been and will continue to improve articles regarding topics in the eighteenth century; I have been focusing on two traditionally underrepresented groups recently - women and children.
  25. B. Fairbairn (talk) 05:47, 26 June 2011 (UTC) Wikipedia is by far the best website in the world when it comes to providing information on any subject. The only criticism I have is that owing to the large proportion of Americans who contribute to the site there is a distinctive bias. I am from another country and have found that there is a tendency among some of my compatriots not to use Wikipedia owing to the US bias present. Ameri-pedia is a term sometimes used to describe Wikipedia where I live. An example of bias is in the Superpower page. There are 3 images on the page: One shows Reagan and Gorbachev (which is entirely appropriate), and the other two are blatantly pro-American propaganda, one showing a massive US flag at the New York Stock Exhange and the other an American aircraft carrier. I have removed these images as not being appropriate to the page but other users keep undoing changes I make. The same applies to various other pages. Is there some way of stopping this bias from continually occurring?
  26. B.K.S.J. As an anthropologist who has studied what very different cultures have in common I can be helpful in identifying biases which may go unnoticed.
  27. B.D.Mills I have campaigned for some time on the issue of Northern Hemisphere bias, particularly the misleading usage of seasons as time references. More information on this issue may be found on my user page.
  28. Banno
  29. Barefact 07:44, 26 November 2008 (UTC) I am fascinated with Turkic history, and find that many WP articles pertaining to Turkic history are pathetic in content, deliberately impoverished to present a partial and debilitating picture. Many articles were completely deleted because they fall outside of Eurocentric vision. For an artticle completely devoid of its historical merits, see Kipchaks. Even the simple terminological coneventions need to be stripped from anti-Turkic bias.
  30. Baristarim 17:15, 15 October 2006 (UTC) Noble idea. It seems like a vicious cycle, the only way we can truly have a Wiki free of a systematic bias is if everyone spoke all languages of the world and lived in every country of the world (geopolitical bias); achieved a utopia having achieved class equality (that way we can have construction workers who also contribute etc) and generalized scientific education on a global scale (inclusion of non-scientific myths and narratives as being more important than scientific versions). I will try my best though :)
  31. bcatt - I am really noticing this bias in many ways. I think I have been successful in hoding it as a personal policy in my edits so far, but would like to up this effort to an more active level by specifically improving biased articles or portions thereof, and maybe even by specifically seeking out biased articles. Also wanted to note that a particular area of interest for me is a bias for highlighting, or treating as more important, articles on subjects that are very well known but restricted to a small or limited demographic than that of topics that are more widely (or even universally) applicable but are less well-known or realized. bcatt 00:51, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
  32. BCorr|Брайен
  33. BD2412. Law - I will certainly try to be more conscious of the distinctions between the common law and civil law distinctions.
  34. Bearian (talk) 17:18, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
  35. Ben Babcock - The "average demographic" describes me perfectly: young, interested in computers and physics, and I don't know much about agricultural science. But I'm willing to help out, and work on expanding my knowledge.
  36. Ben Dawid - I have noticed a lot of arbitrary and unfair treatment of those who disagree with the extreme leftist agenda. The site could also do with some more traditional antipodean/South Pacific input, and more rural input worldwide.
  37. Benzocane I think this is one of the most important efforts in the Wikiworld. I'm particularly interested in making sure that political articles don't exclude international perspectives.
  38. Beowulf1 22:08, 8 March 2007 (UTC) - I've traveled and made friends broadly, including in the Middle East, so I could bring some of that experience to the table.
  39. Beth Wellington 22:59, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
  40. Big Adamsky - WP is a great source of facts and perspectives, with some pages containing biases and others overcompensating to preempt any accusations of bias, leading to bias ;-]. I have visited and lived in several countries and speak several languages and I feel I have a great deal to contribute in the fields of geography, history, current events and related social sciences.
  41. BigK HeX (talk · contribs) - societal topics. Identifying undue weight given to minority POVs.
  42. Bkwillwm - Native American and Latin American topics
  43. blankfaze - I'd like to cut down on as much bias/POV in the project as possible, but I'd especially like to keep Israel and its related articles free of bias. Some users, I've noticed, are on a mission to install a pro-Israel POV in the project.
  44. Blathnaid - I'll try to contribute to literature articles - there are a lot of works by significant authors that are missing or just stubs. Some history, geography and feminism too.
  45. BlueSalix - I've noticed a lot of systemic bias in Asia-related entries. I'm motivated by this WikiProject.
  46. Bontenbal - I think that there is systematic bias of the European Union. It's far more important than most UK/US people seem to think.
  47. Bookandcoffee - I have a rural background, and would like to bring that voice to W.
  48. Bosola - I'm a fairly average wikipedia user, but I understand the importance of this issue, and I do have access to a fair few resources (I can access, if needs be, the Cambridge university library or if really needs be the british library- as such, I can get hold of some pretty handy stuff).
  49. Brent Michael Davids - neutralizing American Indian articles of western bias, especially in American Indian music and relisious studies.
  50. BrianSmithson - Working on African topics, particularly regarding Cameroon. Uploading African photos to illustrate articles whenever possible.
  51. BRIAN0918
  52. Brz7 Brz7 20:58, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
  53. Bsktcase
  54. Burek 15:09, 18 November 2006 (UTC) would love to do what I can, I'm from Slovenia and I could present this point of view
  55. —Bzweebl— talk 01:12, 18 April 2012 (UTC) Trying to keep ITN global.
  56. Carl Kenner 19:05, 16 April 2006 (UTC) - Although I'm a rich white guy, I'm also a feminist anti-racism activist who fights for the rights of the poor and oppressed.
  57. CarolMooreDC 16:24, 8 February 2012 (UTC) Want to counter various biases vs. women and Muslims and Arabs particularly; also against libertarianism as a philosophy which crops up from time to time.
  58. Carolaman - I am from Sri Lanka. So I could do articles on Sri Lankan people and other Sri Lankan things. I also could do articles on people from other small countries.
  59. CasualObserver'48 04:41, 5 February 2008 (UTC) (From my user page) I received two degrees in the Earth Sciences (non-oil)…. Then I left, stuff happens, and I grew up as a citizen of the world (with American roots)… I returned to the US for most of the 1980's, but it seemed so different, too much keeping up with the Joneses, so 'fat, dumb and happy', too perfect on many levels and subjects, so unreal compared to the rest of the world….. I see no reason to move back, especially post-September 11; the world had indeed changed. The US and much of the western world is now a whole different place. Welcome to the Middle East, people.
  60. I ♥ ♪♫ - I thought this sounded like a worthy project until read the entries of it's members. Does anybody dare to stand against anti-american, anti-christian, progressive, feminist, liberal biases and elitisms?Bias goes both ways, I value truly neutral POV.
  61. Cerejota - Systemic bias is a scourge to the pillar of neutrality.
  62. cgfoz
  63. Cgingold (talk) - I've been dismayed by the level of ignorance and antipathy toward recognition of ethnic minorities in a certain contingent of editors -- usually under the guise of "color-blindness"
  64. Charles Gaudette 08:21, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  65. Charles Matthews - Main interests mathematics, where I have created biographies to include more Soviet, Indian, Chinese and Japanese mathematicians; poetry mainly Anglo-Irish 1900-1940 but Nancy Cunard brought me here; Go hence general interest in East Asia and this clean-up operation; Uganda about which I have hardly written on WP.
  66. Chicaneo 06:47, 26 June 2007 (UTC) - decided to sign up since I'm countering systemic bias in the articles I edit anyway. I spend a lot of time trying to edit articles & expand stubs from Wikipedia:WikiProject Mexican-Americans but instead I find myself fighting off vandals, trolls, sockpuppets and Wikianarchists who want to use Wikipedia to express their hatred toward Mexican-Americans and/or Mexicans. (Many of them do not know the difference.) Their MO is to post pejorative terms, re-write articles to suit their POV, and engage in disruptive editing which creates a poisonous editorial environment, disturbs the article's editorial team, and generally works to create havoc, burn out good editors, and ruin what had been a decent article where many editors worked hard to build consensus.
  67. Chico
  68. ChrisG
  69. cjllw|TALK - anything which addresses under-representation and promotes thoughtful awareness of the non-Anglo world in this Wiki is a Good Thing. I have particular interests in non-European history, Mesoamerica, central Asia, the Pacific, indigenous societies and languages, but am quite prepared to research on just about any given topic.
  70. Cloveapple
  71. Clubmarx - I'm up for working on art and design
  72. Colapeninsula - Interests/expertise include literature, art, craft, architecture, but I write on a wide range of topics. Also interested in countering recentist bias by writing on pre-internet topics in culture/arts/media/history. And translating from other languages.
  73. Communikat Interested in implications of WP:CENSOR and WP:WORLDVIEW in relation to WP:CSB.
  74. Cooper-42 - Particular interest in countering the lack of good articles on issues facing children and youth - and opposing articles which make assumptions about children, or do not include them whatsoever when they should. Also interested in at least pointing-out the anglo-centric nature of the bulk of wikipedia, and am constantly frustrated by how many people refuse to acknowledge how Judao/Christian-centric the wikipedia really is.
  75. - CorbieV
  76. User:Cosmodeluxe14:14 11 June 2009 - Most articles relating to American aggression against other nations is couched in the language and euphemisms of the US government and the mainstream US media. When I have tried to add more detailed info about such aggresions, they have been deleted. For example, Nixon and Kissinger are presented from the US perspective, but the several million civilians killed by their criminal policy of massive, indiscriminate bombing in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia are barely even alluded to. The bias is blatant - obviously millions of South Americans know about Kissingers support for right-wing military dictatorships just as millions of S.E. Asians are familiar with his participation in the destruction of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam but the readers of Wikipedia are, for some reason, protected from this knowledge. Also, when a Wiki article states, for example, that US foriegn policy is designed to foster 'democracy', the Wiki reader should be told that although this is what the US government says, it is, in actuality, far from true - the US has much more often supported dictatorships (Marcos, Pinochet, Saddam Hussein (pre-war), Mboto, etc, etc) while the list of countries where the US has actually brought about real democracy is very short indeed. Such bias in what should be a global information site is a shame. Wiki is far too biased in favour of supporting the veiws and frames of reference of already established elites. Does anybody else notice this?
  77. Countincr ( T@lk ) 14:46, 28 May 2007 (UTC)- We are not highlighting enough article related indigenous people or their cultures which I think we should.
  78. Cúchullain t/c 22:35, 25 May 2006 (UTC) - Because I know Jesus probably didn't have blue eyes. This is one of the most important projects for us to do.
  79. CuttingEdge - Because this is so important
  80. User:Cyrusc—Excited about this project since I think consensus and NPOV are the two great systemic virtues of Wikipedia.
  81. Damian Doyle (talk) 19:14, 5 September 2008 (UTC) - Will focus on cleaning up biased articles, particularly with regard to Africa. Also interested in addressing bias in articles related to conflict.
  82. Dan Goodwin - Plan to expand and review non-neoclassical economics
  83. Danbold - Sounds like a great project, hope I can help!
  84. DanKeshet - I'd like to learn more about lots of subjects, especially labor unions from the Global South.
  85. Danny - I am particularly interested in Africa and South and Southeast Asia, history and religion. Added a former prime minister of Burundi today to get the ball rolling.
  86. Danny Yee
  87. Datepalm17 - great project. I'd love to help. The place does rather need this.
  88. DavidFRAS - Similar early exposure as DeLarge had, leading to a wider interest in CSB.
  89. deadkid_dk - This has always been my ideology here. I'll be working on Chinese history, obscure Japanese games (such as bishojo games, which takes up one third of the gaming market but woefully underrepresented), and sometimes Hong Kong and Taiwan articles.
  90. Deb (talk) 12:54, 17 December 2007 (UTC) - I wasn't so bothered about this topic until people started messing with the year pages by adding the DOBs of all their favourite soap stars and porn actresses (mostly American but sometimes British), to the point where the births section becomes unmanageably large and the deaths section ludicrously short. Deb (talk) 12:54, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  91. dejudicibus - great idea. Too many non-English people and events are ignored in English Wikipedia. Also, since non-English sources are ignored, many facts that have sources only in other languages are often deleted. You have my support. PS See also my proposal for interlanguage connections. --Dejudicibus (talk) 15:10, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
  92. Dekyi - Very happy to have so many collaborators supporting inclusion. Join the WikiProject: Countering Systemic Gender Bias if you're inclined. -Dekyi 04:04, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
  93. DeLarge – first became aware of the issue while editing auto-related pages, many of which are incredibly U.S.-centric; subsequently discovered this place. Hope I can help, although I'm not a regular contributor to what you'd call important articles.
  94. Devildope - I support the unbiased nature of Wikipedia and strive to uphold it. I contribute strongly to the Wikibook:Go and to Go (Board Game). I am also a member fo Wikiproject:Go.
  95. DinoMo - Noble project to take on. I've done a great deal of research on "systemic bias" in portrayals of Islam and Muslims, so most of my contributions will probably be in that area. That, and sexism/gender bias. DinoMo 23:59, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
  96. Djembayz - Interested in sailing merchant ships (very underrepresented compared to naval vessels), integrating non-En article material, Wikignoming on small rural locations, minority populations, women's history, Global South. Djembayz (talk) 16:10, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
  97. Dlv999 - Primarily interested in countering systemic bias in topics related to the Israel/Palestine but would like to expand my contributions to other areas. Dlv999 (talk) 11:34, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
  98. Dojo99 - Basically here to agree. Maybe also edit the odd article or seven that give the impression that Europe is just one country, or the odd article that forgets to consider that "the law" doesn't automatically refer to US or UK Law (unless, of course, the article is about something like, er, UK Law.
  99. Donama — Firstly interested in articles about non-Anglophone or non-Western communities, and grabbing content from the prominent non-English Wikipedias can help with that. Secondly interested in various farming articles.
  100. BookishAcolyte I'm especially interested in Feminist Studies and Science Studies-related stuff, but also willing to give a go to articles well outside that, especially if drawing on French-language sources will help.
  101. doviende - i'm interested in expanding feminist topics, articles about imperialism and the third world, and translating some spanish articles over.
  102. *drew
  103. Drsyd - I believe there is a bias in holistic and alternative health. I am a doctor that believes in medicine as well as alternative therapies. When I try to edit any topic in holistic health, the bias stems toward shunning it altogether while ignoring modern studies and research. I feel articles should be required to allow more than one point of view to allow other users to point out the new research and modern science.
  104. drumguy8800 C T 09:42, 9 November 2006 (UTC) wooohoo.
  105. DStrassmann - I'm interested in countering systemic bias in articles relating to economics, human well-being, and on gender-related topics.
  106. Duey Finster - I dont feel as strongly about Systematic Bias, simply because Wikipedia will always be reflective of those who edit, be they in a minority or majority. I do feel conscious about it when I edit, but putting a "Global View" or "Local View" isn't always the right thing to do, lets make sure it fits into the project, its encyclopedic and is fact with sources, of that I am much more concerned than Systematic Bias. Nevertheless I support the effort to get more people from every background concievable to help make Wikipedia the most valuable free knowledge resource in the world.
  107. Doctorxgc- I am currently working on science fiction novels and short stories by or about minorities (including women) to provide balance.
  108. Drowninginlimbo Interested in helping to prevent systematic bias on the website in regards to gender, race, and sexuality
  109. Dvyost - helping to fill in West African history, particularly Mali, also interested in world literature.
  110. Edwin Herdman - for me to describe a certain area of attack would be to propagate an unfortunate conception of systemic bias fighting as "fixing" viewpoints. That said, I am aware and fight against systemic bias.
  111. Eduen - Eurocentrism and anglocentrism in the end is not even good for those who just want some good access to knowledge and history.
  112. Egfrank - born in Uganda, traveled through Southeast Asia and Japan as a kid, grew up in the USA, now live in Israel with occasional stints in Europe. Have about ten languages (living and dead) in various states of disrepair and wish I knew more. That probably says it all :-). At present, I have a special interest in preventing regional and relgious/anti-religious and inter-religious related system bias. I am especially sensitive to how the structuring of debates and the break-down of complex topics into articles can have embedded POV assumptions. IMHO, addressing systemic bias requires a multi-faceted approach: encouraging a greater balance in the editor community; giving all editors the academic tools to support their views in a calm, kind, and reasoned way; encouraging respect for non-Western secular intellectual systems; encouraging encouraging readers/debate closers/administrators to use the project system as a counter to WP:IDONTKNOWIT; and encouraging Wikipedia:Civility, Wikipedia:Assume good faith by both word and deed.
  113. ElAmericano - I have lived in Mexico but am American. So you got the grammar, style, and perspective here. I'll help as much as possible.
  114. Eleassar - all my support. I have knowledge about Slovenia, as I live there. I also have noticed recently that many interesting biographies of not-so-well known people are missing.
  115. Elf-friend - Well, a lot of my articles seem to fall within this category already.
  116. Elizmr - I'm interested in eliminating systemic bias in articles having to do with the middle east. I have a background in biostatistics and have done editorial work. I fit the avg wikipedian profile to a great extent (except for gender) but have travelled and lived extensively in Asia and have familiarity with many Asian cultures and religions.
  117. elliotreed - I'm interested in countering systematic bias in law articles.
  118. Ellsworth, Paine - CSB is one of the most important and profound "universal-oriented" causes in the world! A noble work, CSB will go far to improve Wikipedia and to bring all peoples closer together!
  119. Elostirion - Interests include the geography, environment, economy and politics of the Maghreb, cricket, developmental economics, and socialism, among other things. I generally have limited knowledge in these domains but am willing to pitch in to the best of my abilities.
  120. Elplatt - Focus on reducing bias in addiction / mental illness articles due to the associated stigma.
  121. Erebedhel I have a keen interest in cultures and indigenous languages of not-so-known places and I always find myself spending hours trying to learn more about them, I believe this is the perfect project for me.
  122. ergot - Working on topics relating to West Africa, Nigeria in particular.
  123. Ericd - For anything I can help. BTW I believe I have some knowledge about the history of Burkina Faso.
  124. ErinENj - I'm very interested in helping in any way I can. I am a journalist and have a very strong belief in unbiased reporting of information. I have a background in journalism/news reporting, editing, and grammer, so I can help out in those areas. Also, I have a great deal of knowledge about chronic pain, back pain, the low back/lumbar spine, herniated discs, spinal surgery, health care and insurance in the United States, prescription medications especially narcotic medications, and similar health related issues. I have knowledge about New Jersey and the East Coast of the U.S., colleges in this area, and am somewhat skilled in internet research so I can help in finding sources and other information on any topic. I have access to journals (like medical journals, other sources that often have a cost related to accessing the source) until May 2007. I'd really like to be involved in developing this new and up-and-coming research source, and in helping the information on this site be as neutral and unbiased as possible so that it can help the people who, like myself, commonly use this site as a great source for all sorts of information.
  125. FarQPwnsJoo - I'm really interested in the Middle East.
  126. Fastfission - history of scientific racism, African-American history, race/gender in science.
  127. Szvest - Islam, Africa and extraterrestrial life's related articles.
  128. Friðrik Bragi Dýrfjörð 17:41, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
  129. Felix Wan - can help in translating Chinese articles and in issues around East Asia.
  130. User:Figureskatingfan - As an editor, I've personally experienced the systemic bias on WP in my work towards getting The Wiggles to FA-status. It never received the kind of attention it deserved, or that other articles received. It underwent, I believe, more stringent review because of bias, because it presents life that doesn't tend to be represented on WP. As a result, I'd like to offer my assistance to any other editors who are facing the same issues.
  131. Filiocht - Mainly literature, especially women writers, hispanic writers, anything else I can help on
  132. Fionah - I've addd some worldwide info to the income disparity, teenage pregnancy and sex education pages. Also been working on gender differences. Looking out for limited geographical scope and pointing it out wherever I can. Some writers seem to forget that there’s a whole world out there beyond North America and Europe!
  133. Fipe
  134. Firebladed
  135. GalaxiaGuy
  136. Gallador
  137. Gareth Hughes - mainly languages and religion: I've been working on various Semitic languages and trying to make the smaller Oriental Orthodox and Assyrian churches visible on pages that just suggest that Christians are Protestant, Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.
  138. Liz Henry will add some entries for women writers, writers in spanish and spanglish; interested in correcting/adding to the inadequate entries on feminism and women's history
  139. GeofAll of the above, below, and lack of people who actually read books and discern the truth and logic behind their POV's.
  140. GeraldShields11 I add photographs.
  141. Gerrit CUTEDH - mainly politics, especially in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America. I use newspapers as sources.
  142. Gimme danger (talk · contribs) - Interested in Tibet and Central Asia. Trying to counter the amusing and frustrating bias in Tibetan articles: large scale topics are edited by overseas Chinese nationalists and small topics are dominated by interested Westerners, who tend to be pro-Tibet. Also interested in women and non-whites in science.
  143. Gnanapiti - Interested in languages and cultures. Would like to improve articles on minority languages of India.
  144. Gnixon - I've become increasingly flabbergasted over the last month or so by the level of systemic bias present in articles related to the creation-evolution controversy, such as Intelligent design and Level of support for evolution, where anti-creationist policing by a tight-knit group of editors vastly overcompensates for the occasional bit of creationist vandalism, maintaining an atmosphere of hostility toward creationists on the talk page along with a blatant bias in the article. More recently, I've noticed that the problem seems common to all controversial topics, e.g., Abortion. Promoting neutrality on those articles' talk pages in a civil manner has roused so much hostility that I've been stalked to totally unrelated pages and had good faith edits repeatedly reverted. I think this is a very serious problem for Wikipedia.
  145. Goldfritha -- been chiefly working on combating recentism; adding and expanding historical information, reordering to prevent most recent information being most prominent. Also working to expand fairy tales, where regional bias is showing because only a handful of old fairy tales are well-known now
  146. Gregorik - Countering bias against Central and Eastern Europe on and offline.
  147. Grendel's mother - This is a must
  148. groupuscule (talk) 18:17, 19 August 2012 (UTC) Black history, labor history, women's history, people's history.
  149. GRuban - I'm skeptical about this project being a big help, since the main page talks so much about "geographic bias", and yet the Open Tasks box tends to concentrate on minor American feminists (out of the 5 Requests I worked on so far, 4 were US-born women). But it's better than nothing, I guess, so will continue to write articles about them as they come up.
  150. Guinnog 17:14, 31 May 2006 (UTC) - Try to counter lack of good African articles. Eliminate anti-Science and pro-conspiracy theory agenda in many articles, but also balance some 9/11-related articles in the other direction.
  151. Hack - mostly focused on association football outside the mainstream countries.
  152. Hakeem.gadi 18:30, 7 March 2007 (UTC) - To improve the qualities of articles about Libya and the Arab World.
  153. Harry491 - I actually don't know much about most of the world, but I think this is important.
  154. km5 Reduce the bias in general culture matters
  155. Helzagood - Specialism: Organic Chemistry, English and Greek culture. Turtle biology, international environmental law.
  156. Herenthere - Hong Kong and American (esp. NYC) articles, try to be more neutral.
  157. Hildanknight A young Singaporean and member of WikiProject Singapore, who writes GAs about Singaporean topics (Denise Phua, Homerun (film), I Not Stupid, I Not Stupid Too, Murder of Huang Na, Yip Pin Xiu - 6, with more to come!) and encourages others to do so!
  158. HiLo48 Continue trying to get some balance and quality discussion on In The News, and get more non-American and non-UK content everywhere. I will naturally show a bias of my own to Australian content. (We are all biased. The essential bit is recognising one's biases.)
  159. User:HooperBandP - If only non-Americans would edit American articles, and the same for all countries, what a blessing that would be.
  160. User:HullIntegrity - Fighting gender bias in SF.
  1. Humus sapiens←??? 21:51, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
  2. Icarus Geek nothing special, but as a non-American may be able to help spot US biases.
  3. Ilya - Wikipedia has a systemic bias on technology issues – many of Wikipedians are techies and write from that perspective. I would like to explore removing unnecessary technical lingo bias from common-interest articles. This would include pacifying the nearly-religious wars of Linux vs Microsoft that sometimes is very obvious in technology articles.
  4. User:Imoeng - An Indonesian who is proud of his country. See WikiProject Indonesia
  5. User:Interlingua I think this makes a great deal of sense. I absolutely fit the "average Wikipedian" demographic: white, 40s, three advanced degrees, career in education. I'd be very interested in helping to expand coverage of India (where I lived for 5 years and learned Hindi and Tamil to fluency, although the latter has since disappeared), South America, Native American languages (I've dabbled in K'iche' and Quechua but didn't even get to WikiBable level 1).
  6. Jamie|C 19:53, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
  7. JAXHERE | Talk I'll pitch in and do what I can from time to time.
  8. JCarriker. Mainly interested in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. South, and Eastern and Central Europe and Ancient Egypt. Usually write on geographic or political or historic subjects relating to my interests.
  9. jd2718 Mostly I'll just be aware of the problem. Sometimes POV is introduced by editors representing two sides to a conflict; if they compromise they might think they have achieved NPOV, when in fact those not at the table have been totally ignored; I'll look out for that. Jd2718 16:56, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
  10. Jeffrey Newman - arrived here, happily, via Lectonar but can't quite recall at this moment what I was doing there! Main interests are philsophical, esp. political, scientific.# iFaqeer - Africa, Islam (not just in the convential Islamophobia-Apologist way but, hopefully, in a "Let's get real" way), and First World-"Third Word" parallax. (Talk to me!) 20:53, Dec 16, 2004 (UTC)
  11. Jerry Orr - I've contributed a few articles to this, and I think it is an excellent project.
  12. JesseW - Good project. I hope you have great success.
  13. User:Jim-Siduri - Some of us dream, we dream of change.
  14. Jmabel - Inactive
  15. St John Chrysostom Δόξατω Θεώ Religion. The religion articles on here are very uneven in quality, some, such as many on Hinduism, having the quality of essays, and many on Judaism and Christianity being invariably critical and exclusive of religious scholarship, giving rise to a systemic bias in that regard (that Wikipedia is strongly biased towards 18-24 year old male graduate students - look at that cohort in studies on prevalence of religion - explains much). To balance out where I can, with what I know (I am no scholar of Hinduism or Buddhism beyond undergraduate studies in comparative religions, but do know Judaism, Christianity [as a seminarian], and Islam). Philosophy. Wikipedia is incredibly biased towards modern analytic Western philosophy; forget about Eastern, the coverage for pre-Cartesian philosophy or continental philosophy ranges from non-existent to, "look how smart this guy is, almost as much as Wittgenstein or AJ Ayers!"
  16. Johnny Au - Added {{globalize}} templates in many articles and I am one of the most active in this WikiProject, given that for many years, I was the only person editing the open tasks page
  17. Jriggsy I've worked in raising awarness and addressing systematic bias in organizations. This is my first foray into addressing it with an online resource. I have a lot to learn.
  18. J.T Pearson (talk) I believe that Wikipedia needs to take into account all the sides of an issue. Bias is rife in many articles that are edited by inexperienced editors. Count me in.
  19. User:Jrleighton. Lived in 3 different countries. Am concerned about Wikiprojects that have not taken account of the CSB issue. e.g. Wikipedia_talk:Status_of_the_porting_of_the_CIA_World_Factbook#Military_and_Communication
  20. Jrtayloriv (talk) 17:25, 25 October 2009 (UTC) -- This project is so sorely needed. Looking forward to working with you all.
  21. Justlettersandnumbers (talk · contribs) An English-language encyclopaedia need not be an English-POV encyclopaedia. 17:46, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
  22. Jwillbur - no particular area of expertise, but I add what I can to under-represented topics
  23. Jxg
  24. Khazar - I'm particularly interested in alleged political prisoners, imprisoned writers, and all things Africa. One area that's understandably less represented on Wikipedia is politics in countries without a free press, like Belarus or Burma. I'm trying to fill in some of those gaps.
  25. Kimberly T. Hauser - lets keep it real!
  26. KLi_32 - My expertise lies in Latin America & Music. Particularly interested in discrepancies between English Wikipedia and other language Wikipedias and what those of us who have some language competency can do to translate, transmit, and transform the relationship between the two.
  27. KNewman - interested in anything that deals with Russia or USSR.
  28. Kylehamilton - Film Student
  29. Lar - Showing support, and would appreciate people surfacing bias I may have inadvertantly introduced into my editing here.
  30. Laualoha I am a Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) mother and writer. I am especially interested in increasing indigenous presence and perspective on Wikipedia. I'm really glad this project exists!
  31. Laughing Man
  32. Lectonar - Central Europe
  33. Lenoxus (talk · contribs); Of course, I fit the standard Wikipedia picture (white young American male), so I'll have that hurdle and all… but I love what the project is doing. 06:07, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
  34. Lethiere 03:09, 29 September 2006 (UTC) I found CSB's article to be impressively dead-on, so here I am. I live in the USA but mostly edit articles about royalty, nobility and titles, and as these tend to be highly Eurocentric on WP, I want to help as and where I can.
  35. Lightbreather - Wikipedia needs more female editors - especially mature, moderate thinking women.
  36. Lighthead þ 07:56, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
  37. Linberry - I'd like to add some more UK and European information.
  38. Lindenb - WHAT'S UP WITH THE NAZISM? In the past few weeks we have had Featured Articles on "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and on "Triumph of the Will", and now I see that there is a new portal on Facism. What is up with that?
  39. Ling.Nut (talk contribs  email)
  40. Lisa - I'm especially interested in getting content from other language wikipedias and mentoring/inviting friends who speak a plethora of other languages to help.
  41. Lorelei|Lorelei - I'm interested in improving the coverage of Guyana on Wikipedia
  42. Loren - Interested in and familiar with geopolitics (esp. East Asian), and the physical sciences. Signing up after becoming fed up with seeing articles short on content but long on "Trivia" sections devoted to the most obscure and tangential references in pop culture.
  43. Lquilter - Working to add biographies of notable female and non-US scientists; later activists. Also dealing with language issues. Generally concerned with systemic biases against pre-Internet era materials; academic topics; and other non-popular culture topics.
  44. Luxxxbella - I am strongly interested in correcting bias against women and Latin America in general, as well as any other sort of bias I'm able to detect.
  45. Mackabean - I am particularly interested in ensuring the neutrality of sources and citations, especially on controversial political topics. As Wikipedia continues to grow, I think this project will be enormously important for maintaining its reputation as one of the few truly neutral sources on the web.
  46. Macgreco - Brazil-related topics.
  47. Macropneuma - European-Australian (white) -Oz mid-aged male with a standpoint including growing up with people who are Oz Aborigines, with Japanese deep relationships, within nature often not having stereotypical 'western' prejudices towards non-human life-forms. Active countering bias in real life on subjects: prejudices & ignorant assumptions of any kind especially by offenders who are from my own background (WASPish), peoples of the world who are Indigenous, real respectful use of language in personal ways, many peoples of this continent who are Aborigines, Japanese people including their culture(s) in uninformed stereotypical opinions by Anglophones (Oz, USA, British, etc.) - with undertones dating back to post war historical perceptions.
  48. Mamawrites - women, world cultures
  49. Mark Dingemanse — Especially keen on countering the systemic bias of Wikipedia in the area of African languages and linguistics.
  50. MalcolmGin - anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-classism, intersex/transsexual experience, queer experience, other specialties in Chinese-American experience, Chinese martial arts and philosophy, mixed race experience in the U.S., various forms of activism. Unfortunately, I only speak/write U.S. English, but if I do acquire other languages, of course I will use them to help!
  51. Malik Shabazz — My primary interests are articles about (a) African-Americans, which are almost always from the point of view that European-Americans are the norm and African-Americans a deviation, (b) Israel/Palestine, which are dominated by a tag-team of POV-pushers, and (c) non-traditional movements within Judaism, which are almost always written from a condescending Orthodox point of view.
  52. ·Maunus· ·ƛ· 17:59, 28 February 2008 (UTC) improve coberage of indigenous peoples and latin american issues.
  53. Mcmachete - My primary interest is neutralizing the inherent bias present in support of Cuba's government, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara found in related articles
  54. Mdw0 Has anyone else noticed the classic systemic bias in the daily featured articles and photographs? A massive preponderance of Australian, American and British for weeks. Unless you're an animal, in which case you've got a hope of getting on the front page.
  55. Media-Hound 'D 3rd P^) (talk) - Polyglot and pedant. Interests - people - reality - equality and Technology. I research via the net and locate hard to find resources and references. If you know how to look it is there - the Good, the bad, the Ugly and the Sublime. I like global knowledge to deal with global issues.
  56. Medos2 - An Irish student interested in pharmacology, pharmacy and medicine and all aspects of health-care related topics. I make minor contributions to these articles if the article is likely to be a well known topic in English speaking countires. If the topic is less well known and has been researched in non-English countries I will give it greater emphasis.
  57. mennonot - I think this project is vital to the long term relevance and viability of Wikipedia. Great to see so many people signed on. My area of interest is corporate globalization and Latin America, especially often neglected smaller cities (i.e. Barrancabermeja).
  58. Merbabu - An Australian interested in Indonesia-related articles, history, architecture, and natural history. The amount of effort and server space devoted to pop culture is extraordinary, as is the poor quality that the wiki process allows in pop culture articles. --Merbabu 07:50, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  59. Miborovsky - is working on the Second Sino-Japanese War, which PRC, ROC, USA and Japan all ignore/downplay. It's a personal fight. Also a bit on Chinese military history in other periods. Also works on a few science related stuff but Wikipedia has enough of those. ;)
  60. Mighthavecause - representation of epistemological traditions different from the modern west's is an essential service of an encyclopedia that pretends to represent *human* knowledge, rather than one particular culture's knowledge. Specific concerns regarding monolithic colonialist perspectives.
  61. MistyMorn - Having worked on the interpretation and reporting of studies in the field of evidence-based medicine/epidemiology, I'm rather sensitive to issues of bias and am aware of some of the technical and human difficulties in tackling them. Although I shamelessly tend to write on matters close to home, I do sometimes catch instances of inappropriate emphasis linked, maybe inadvertently, to religious/ideological or other POV. A particular concern regards health-related issues, where inappropriate advice can creep in due to editors not being aware of (or sometimes ignoring) the need for systematic evaluation of evidence.
  62. mms – Reading Wikipedia one wonders why anybody would want to do drugs—especially illegal drugs. Wikipedia needs more drug advertising to become a neutral encyclopedia. --mms (talk) 00:51, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
  63. Mocko13
  64. moink - I fit the "average Wikipedian" description in every way except gender. I'm willing to help especially with feminism-related articles (specifically those related to equality feminism and liberal feminism) as well as biographies of women in science, engineering, and aviation. My major contribution thus far has been tagging feminism-related articles such as maternity leave and rape shield law as US-centric... it seems getting around one type of systemic bias correlates to incorporating other types.
  65. Moondyne - This is such an important facet of Wikipedia. Will help in any way I can. -- Moondyne 12:17, 24 October 2005 (UTC)
  66. Morningstar2651 - Discrimination.
  67. MPerel - went to see Hotel Rwanda the week it opened and the theater was empty, though other movies were sold out. The genocides going on in Africa are getting far too little attention in the English-speaking media.
  68. MrKent - Not too fond of bias... popular opinion does not equal fact. :) World Champion Bigot-Baiter.
  69. Mtaylor848 - I don't think I fit the 'average' profile. I'm a blue-collar worker, I was not formerly educated (I went to Comprehensive School and then technical college in Northern England) and I do not live in a 'majority Christian country', although to be honest I think few people do these days (its certainly not a term that could be applied to Northern Europe).
  70. Musaabdulrashid --Musaabdulrashid 10:20, 18 July 2006 (UTC) Whatever we can posibly do.
  71. Mustafaa - Good idea, for a bunch of stuff. North African History WikiProject, anyone? Or Afro-Asiatic languages? Or Islamic prophets? Or major, lethal conflicts which the media doesn't cover much cause they're between poor people?.... well, you get the idea.
  72. N2e - a great deal of systemic bias on Wikipedia needs to be addressed. I'm down for doing my part, which, as for all of us, will be at the margin. N2e (talk) 17:39, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  73. nach0king - Specialism: Politics, soccer, others
  74. Naif - I wish to challenge the systematic bias toward excessive technicality, rationalism, systemization, and categorization.
  75. Nannus I am mainly working on non-western (e.g. African) cultures (music, languages etc.). Many articles I see are Euro/US-centric and many I am searching for are missing. As far as my time allows, I'll try to contribute to change that.
  76. Natebw - Though I am a skeptic by nature, I have an interest in alternative health, specficially alternative vision care.Natebw 20:24, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
  77. Neutrality (talk)]] (For women and feminism)
  78. Ngb 17:23, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  79. Nichalp – trying my best to push India-related articles to FA status. The bias is very true in India, most contributors are from India's metropolitan cities. July 5, 2005 07:14 (UTC)
  80. ninestraycats - I would like to combat the sexism and racism inherent in gender and race related articles.
  81. Nitewarmr
  82. nkayesmith Reduce the american bias.
  83. Nonplus - So much to do...
  84. nspeelman
  85. Nubiatech – What is the eastern philosophy equivalent of ethos? So much to do ...
  86. Ombudsman 18:53, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
  87. Omphaloscope - Since I "am male, am technically-inclined, am formally educated, speak English to an extent, am White, am aged 15-49, am from a predominantly Christian country, am from an industrialized nation, and am more likely to be employed in intellectual pursuits than in practical skills or physical labor," I have systemic bias, just like Wikipedia. I'm interested in improving both entities. 26 Aug 2006
  88. oneworld25 I'll do what I can. 02:57, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  89. OpenToppedBus - I'd love to turn the List of places in Afghanistan blue.
  90. Orcar967 - Count me in. Let's leave the bias to the mainstream media.
  91. Pablo D. Flores - I've just discovered this list but have already CSBed a bit, mainly on linguistics. Up for anything including Argentina, manga/anime, science, science-fiction, computing...
  92. Parkwells (talk) 21:48, 9 July 2010 (UTC) - This is an important project. I've done much work in 19th century US history, and have worked to add articles or content on social history, minorities and women, etc., which are underrepresented in these pages. Background in history and political science, direct experience in US government, and wide reading in a variety of topics make me willing to tackle new areas.
  93. Paxse - I think the project is a very important one and I'm heartened by how many editors have shown an interest. I try to counter systemic bias when I come across it. My particular interest is in Cambodia and I find that somewhat neglected historical articles - like Chenla I or Chenla II - these have been written based entirely on US government sources in the public domain. Given how little the US knew about what was going on in the countryside at the time, and domestic opposition to the war in IndoChina - It's no wonder these original sources emphasised NVA involvement (to the exclusion of Cambodian communists) in these two battles (end rant!). Nevertheless, I'd be happy to work on any articles where an extra hand (keyboard) is needed - just leave a message on my talk. Paxse 15:28, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
  94. Pawyilee - East-West cultural clashes, in particular as exemplified by that of American Edmund Roberts (diplomat) at the time of Minh Mạng (14 February 1791 – 20 January 1841), second emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam, of Rama III in Siam and Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman. I've neglected Roberts' article in favor of posting information from his journal to other articles. --Pawyilee (talk) 06:45, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
  95. Pedant - I came here because some of my favorite editors have this page on their 'what links here link'. I'm interested in everything, but I've sort of adopted Clown and related articles, since I have worked with and booked clown acts for over 20 years, and have taught clowning to several professional clowns. I think that 'things that aren't on the web' are in desperate need of being added to Wikipedia. I'd like to see some of the idiomatic English reworded to be more globally understandable by people for whom english is not their native tongue. I also edit a lot on legal issues (I read "legalese" and am fairly good at translating it to readable English), human rights issues, environmental protection and anti-pollution issues. My home page is set to the random wikipedia page, I typically surf my way in through there. I often edit topics I know nothing about, to learn more and to make them more readable by someone who knows nothing about the subject. I'm a rabid cross-referencer. I will happily spend time on any page that's drawn to my attention.Pedant 22:52, 2004 Oct 25 (UTC)
  96. Peregrine981 - Can draw on my vague recollections of a few African history classes in university. Currently living in S. Korea, may learn enough to help with that area.
  97. nixie - my main interests are in agriculture and development
  98. Pete 08:42, 8 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  99. Phil Bridger. I qualify as an average Wikipedian on all counts, but in a few months I will no longer satisfy (6). My pet hate is seeing articles proposed for deletion where the subject is non-Western or non-anglophone, where there would have been no suggestion of deletion for a Western or anglophone equivalent.
  100. PhyoWP *click 00:58, 11 January 2014 (UTC) To provide a wider and more detailed coverage on WikiProject Burma (Myanmar) articles which are notably less developed.
  101. Pigman My interests are mostly feminist, some labor, non-Western mainstream political systems and movements. 01:47, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  102. Pladuk - interested in including international perspectives where relevant, and also wanting to investigate ways to understand and counteract systemic biases in general.
  103. Pollinator - There is a tendency by a number of editors to define groups and persons more by their critics than by NPOV description.
  104. Popol0707 - interested in issues regarding Quebec-Canada.
  105. Prof.Vandegrift - Global youth studies issues.
  106. Prototime - I definitely want to counter systemic bias where I can. 17:37, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
  107. Pteron - count me in! I'm most interested in issues pertaining to Africa & the African Diaspora, labor movements and gender issues.
  108. Punkmorten - biography creator
  109. Puttyschool - Great Idea and I can help!
  110. Pwnage8 - I've already been replacing Northern hemisphere seasonal references, and I'll be getting more involved in other aspects.
  111. Ravpapa - Just discovered this project. After making pretty much everyone in the Israel-Palestinian editing gang despise me, I am seeking more people to annoy. I invite you to read my essays Tilt, how to get bias into a Wikipedia article; and The Politicization of Wikipedia.
  112. Random Say it here! 00:41, 17 May 2007 (UTC) - International business & economics.
  113. Pwordisony
  114. Randy Johnston
  115. R.D.H. (Ghost In The Machine) 23:20, 13 October 2005 (UTC) Bias...we all have it. But acknowledging it is only the first step. Maybe this project will help us take the next step towards alleviating it. And I refer here not only to the geographical, linguistic and demographic biases, but temporal ones as well. Together let us strive to make the Wiki not only more global in its outlook, but to stand up against the herd mentality bias towards fashion/flavor of the moment. Let us BE BOLD in championing the obscure, the neglected and the unpopular.
  116. Rdsmith4 - I'll help where I can.
  117. Redthoreau -- (talk) 02:55, 15 November 2010 (UTC) Interest is contemporary (1950 - present) Latin American history and politics. My goal is to include the perspectives of those who Eduardo Galeano terms "The Nobodies."
  118. Redux (talk · contribs) - I have dedicated some time to a particular kind of neglected article: the "embarrassing article". Many articles are neglected, and many topics are forgone, because their subjects are deemed embarrassing, in connection with being perceived as unimportant, frivolous or puerile, which ultimately either prevents Wikipedia from having a decent coverage of the topics or allows for the existing articles on this type of topic to degenerate into something that is not encyclopedic. Research on the topics is usually relativelly easy (although severe filtering may be required in order to maintain an encyclopedic level), but the more skilled users will not touch them, unless their intervention is motivated by the need to resolve revert/content conflict or technical issues (too many redirects, unsuitable language, etc.). So I make it my business to include some of the topics that are left out unjustly and, once the topic is in, I strive to keep it within encyclopedic standards. As examples, I have created many articles related to tv shows and worked hard on some of them and others that I did not create myself to maintain the Wikistandard.
  119. Reggaedelgado - I am especially interested in topics and articles that need more culturally competent or inclusive language and facts... I find that far too many articles reflect and are limited to a "white" view and sometimes reject a fuller understanding.
  120. Relir - I'm interested in topics and articles that offer human population classification beyond national, social, geographic and cultural lines. I notice that topics/articles relative to this keep getting deleted no matter how populated they are. I'd also like to specifically contribute to articles relative to Equatorial Guinea and it's Ethnic groups.
  121. Reverie
  122. SaltyBoatr - My personal interest is the issue of firearms advocacy systemic editor bias in Wikipedia gun policy related articles. I am working on a list of articles which are subject to systemic editor bias, or at risk of bias, see: User:SaltyBoatr/GunPolicy.
  123. Scalhotrod - Just your average banjo playing, drag racing cowboy. I am interested in firearm (and related including politics) topics especially antique or historical ones; cars, trucks, and vehicles of all types; animation and the Entertainment industry (including the Adult sector, it ALL should be represented), technology, jazz music and anything related to the 4-string banjo.
  124. Esquizombi 13:03, 22 March 2006 (UTC) - I am pretty close to the definition of an average wikipedian, but have knowledge and interests outside of the norm and see CSB as worthwhile.
  125. User:Screensaver - Interested in history (especially the African). Im not a frequent editor, but at least I can help tag biased articles.
  126. Sean (talk || contribs)
  127. Secretlondon
  128. Sefringle 18:55, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
  129. SenatorSteve (talk) 01:10, 27 May 2011 (UTC) -- Fairness is a good thing!
  130. sengbe7 (talk) 09:00, 6 July 2013 -- Grateful for the articles I have enjoyed and found useful on Wikipedia, and impressed with the project. However, I have seen a LOT of articles that are incredibly biased and am appalled at how people are not aware. Rather than griping, I am going to focus on the positive, and help out!
  131. Sepa 20:40, 10 May 2006 (UTC) - I am working to translate articles from the Indonesian Wikipedia into the English one.
  132. Sesel — I've been a CSB "fellow traveller" for a while now, so I thought I might formally sign up. I usually contribute relatively minor (usually politics-related) things across the spectrum like articles for Américo Boavida, Estonian Workers' Commune, or President of Suriname; expanding the list of socialists; and adding the Comorian claim to Mayotte in the irredentism article. —09:01, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
  133. ShaunMacPherson 01:21, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC) - I think that the people with the most edits should be looked at as their point of view is dominating. As well, I say that many of the math articles are pedantically biased towards an audience well above our average user .
  134. Shinryuu (talk) 00:01, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
  135. Silent Reverie 2:30, 18 July 2006 Just your average Wikipedian looking to help out.
  136. SilkTork 23:06, 7 July 2006 (UTC) - Another spanner in the works.
  137. Simon Burchell (talk) 14:12, 21 August 2010 (UTC) - Improving articles on Prehispanic Mesoamerica and modern Latin America, with emphasis on Guatemala, although I also drift into Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, and occasionally further afield.
  138. SimonP - Over the last few weeks I have been trying to improve African history articles. (Did you know we didn't even have an article on the Rwandan Genocide until a month ago?). I had been linking to History of Rwanda#The Rwandan genocide, which was ok as a short description, although clearly not sufficient. Pcb21|
  139. Singkong2005 (t - c - WPID) - I've mainly worked on Appropriate technology-related articles & categories; now also giving some attention to articles related to international development, sustainability & global warming. POV issues are significant in these last three. Appropriate technology info was limited, but has improved in the last year. Development-related info is still very limited. --08:01, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
  140. Sitethief~talk to me~ 00:25, 3 June 2009 (UTC) Particularly caring for anything about Autism and the Netherlands.
  141. +sj+ - let's see about correcting Rambot and anti-North bias.
  142. Sjc - already involved in the elimination of bias from (particularly) articles on history, social sciences, etc. This looks a sensible and practical approach to the problems I am encountering en route.
  143. Skittleys - as a Canadian, I feel I'm always editing articles to reduce American bias...why not get my name on a list for it!
  144. SlipperyN
  145. Smmurphy - West Africa and Sierra Leone in Particular, world music, third world movements (feminism, group of 40, etc)
  146. Solitude - Anything I feel I should have been thaught about in school, but wasn't.
  147. Spangineer - I'm mostly interested in working on articles related to Latin America.
  148. SqueakBox. English but live in Honduras so biased towards poor, third world and Spanish language.
  149. Steve Rapaport - I have lived in 4 countries, so I'll help correct country/language bias if I can. I'd love to say I'll try to remove American bias from pages on politics, but I'm afraid that's unlikely to succeed.
  150. SV|t 14:05, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
  151. Sugaar I have been already trying to do that partly from my Basque viewpoint but also from the perspective of one that thinks that English is much more than the national language of a few countries but rather the lingua franca of the World. I'm not just worried about Anglocentrism but in general about the sometimes exaggerate importance of other major nation-states such as Spain, France or many others (Russia, China, Turkey, Israel, etc.) and other dominant cultures such as Arabic or European. --Sugaar 00:01, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
  152. Sundar - I've been contributing on things that I know something about; places in India with less representation here (eg Sikkim, Ettayapuram), languages (eg Tamil language), tools that are notable but not written about (eg GraphViz, Dotty) etc. I'll continue doing that and help copyediting under-represented articles whenever possible. -- Sundar 12:14, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)
  153. Syndicalista 17:11, 16 September 2006 (UTC) I originally thought I'd just edit typos and grammar. I was thrilled to find this project and the acknowledgement about the biases that exist throughout Wikipedia. I hope to add a female and blue collar perspective where it is needed. I would also like to find ways to make Wikipedia editing easier for people who are less familiar with computer programming.
  154. Szfski - I've been contributing to articles on literatures of the Islamic world. Specifically, I've been contributing information on classical Persian and Arabic literature, since those are the two Islamic languages I can read. However, there is still a great deal to be done. Szfski (talk) 08:47, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
  155. Ta bu shi da yu 13:39, 15 Oct 2004 (UTC) - OK, I'll give this project a shot. Let's see how well you guys do at fixing Christian views of women.
  156. Taejo - Like the average wikipedian, I am: anglophone, born in an industrialised country, and am a male computer programmer. However, I live in Africa (South Africa). I try to to add African examples to articles which are global in scope but use North American and European examples.
  157. Teryx - I'll help where I can.
  158. Grace 10:28, 11 June 2006 (UTC) - I'm glad this project exists! I try to do this sort of thing already, but I hope I can continue to help. I'm somewhat educated in gender studies and queer theory, and I read a lot.
  159. The Literate Engineer. Yep, I'm from the United States. But, I'm a well-educated feminist, so I'm interested in the women's studies section of the to-do-list. Also, non-anglophone literature (although I could only ever read Spanish besides English). Also, like Idont Havaname, I want to work against the (recent) pop-culture & entertainment bias Wikipedia has.
  160. The Minister of War - Great project! Huzzah! I myself am a half American, half Dutch political scientist with a keen interest in Central Asia and the European Union, though I am a generalist more than anything. Am frequently disgruntled at implicit Americo-centrism in articles on various topics, such as (gasp) Anti-Americanism. Would love to help alleviate those problems!
  161. The Prophet Wizard of the Crayon Cake {Prophesize) Indeed, an excellent project. Although I fit into a lot of the "common Wikipedian demographs", I critisize pretty much all societal norms. I'll try my best to conciously notice cultural and demographic bias in articles, although my knowledge of most topics is relatively limited.
  162. The Way - Got a BA in political science and philosophy--particularly interested in international relations--can help out where needed
  163. TheLateDentarthurdent So that Laotian prehistory gets at least as much attention as Pokemon cards.
  164. Tiamut 22:16, 5 November 2006 (UTC) i'm a palestinian woman (with israeli citizenship) whose lived the east and the west, on a mission to expand the realm of permissible thought, to take the elimination of systematic/systemic bias where no man has gone before. respect.
  165. Til Eulenspiegel. I have unofficially considered myself a member for a long time, so it's about time I officially signed up. As I explain on the current incarnation of my userpage, since this project has been dwindling lately, what needs to happen next is for it to get a much stronger voice than ever.
  166. Timeshifter. Great project. I want to see more focus on admin bias, and methods of resolving it. Also, Wikipedia:WikiProject Arab-Israeli conflict.
  167. TK-P 02:35, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC) - I am a theatre artist, educator, and scholar working in the fields of Gender Studies and Cultural Studies. I am also particularly interested in diverse teaching and learning styles. Students in the Introduction to Women’s Studies courses that I am currently teaching in the USA have been exploring Wikipedia. In mid-March 2005, these students are contributing Wikipedia entries on gender issues. This assignment was inspired by the counter systemic bias project. I welcome your input on this assignment and invite you to comment on these entries which are listed on my user page.
  168. TomJord - Music tends to move me, as history doth improve me! 'Ah the wordld is in a terrbidle state of chassis!' But I can try my hand at seein' why that is.
  169. TreveX - East Africa, Uganda in particular. World poverty issues.
  170. Trilobite
  171. ??????????? Because the Dasoguz Province is just as important as Bavaria.Turkmenbashy 12:21, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
  172. User:Twhitmore.nz I am concerned by militant skepticism, pushing a pseudo-scientific (pre-determined assumptions, not open to genuine inquiry) aggressive POV. Concerns include "funding bias" in evidence supporting Western medicine, "medical error" bias in that 250,000 deaths per yer (US) are ignored -- yet non-Western medicine is attackde by skeptics.
  173. UberCryxic 17:35, 24 September 2006 (UTC) Glad to be part of this project. I will mainly work on making articles that I run across have a larger share of global perspectives, something which I already am doing. Now I'm just going to be more conscious about it.
  174. Umofomia - linguistics, particularly Chinese
  175. Universal Life - I like to contribute about a variety of subjects such as biology, genetics, linguistics, phonology, yoga, spirituality, history etc. I'm against all POV and also against deletionism that tries to delete all articles with the excuse of notability, articles that has non-English references, that has not much been covered in the Western world. Unfortunately there is a bias in the English WP and there're groups of editors, wikilawyering or edit warring to keep anyone away from changing the bias. I hope, I can contribute for a better WP in all aspects.
  176. Urthogie - As a pseudo white-negro I will attempt to represent for all the cultural appropriators that seem to be widely disliked by both blacks and whites.
  177. Varano 15:20, 15 September 2006 (UTC) I fully endorse the idea of this project. I'm mainly an editor at the spanish wikipedia, also in need of CSB. So, by the moment, what I`ll do is find articles at this project page and translate them to spanish.
  178. vgriffeth - including more articles on women scientists and athletes.
  179. Vonkje - combat Western marketing biases, like the Beauty Myth, the automobile, presuming the universality of Western values, and the mission to acculturate the rest of the world.
  180. Vsion - updates current events in Africa, and south-east Asia.
  181. Wai Wai: Good ideas! I'm a non-English-native speaker. I can help to provide different opionions. :)
  182. Wandalstouring: I will work on articles about tools (real handcraft), etc.
  183. Warofdreams - I've recently been writing about sub-Saharan Africa; am mostly interested in international and labour articles.
  184. WebDeals - I intend to be focused on ensuring the inclusion of all significant viewpoints, and stymieing the propensity toward recentism.
  185. Wikiacc
  186. Wikicpa Bias of any kind in information of encyclopedic nature makes the information itself incomplete and unreliable.
  187. Wikimachine 20:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)) - I want to mitigate Korea-Japan related biases and pro-Republican viewpoints.
  188. Wikinerd - I think Wikipedia has systemic bias in favour of itself, Wikimedia, Wikia and its members. Wikinerd 03:31, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
  189. Wizzy - like Elf-friend said ..
  190. Will Lakeman - hopefully I can help spot bias towards the political beliefs of the first world, and also help render articles on academic (arts-related) topics in everyday language.
  191. Wl219 21:28, 17 July 2007 (UTC) - Here to help wherever I can.
  192. Wongjerang - Wikipedia has an obvious bias toward those Wikipedians addict who dominate the edits just because they can and they have spare time in hands
  193. WookieInHeat - ironically even the countering systemic bias project suffers from the very symptoms it seeks to cure. of all the people in this list who identify bias in arab-israeli conflict related topics as their reason for participation, only Zakouma correctly identifies bias from both sides of the dispute as an issue. although this is not my primary area of participation by any means, i do try to keep an eye on it when i can.
  194. Wintermute – Having passed the 1'000'000 milestone, this is probably the most important project for english Wikipedia.
  195. Xompanthy I'm onboard, this problem needs to be dealt with. -- xompanthy 00:06, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
  196. Yksin 17:18, 18 July 2007 (UTC) - I work on a lot of articles having to do with Alaska Natives & Indigenous peoples of North America, which are frequently dominated by "white" versions of their history without attention to Native/Indian perspectives. Also working to improve work on Finnish mythology and related articles, which are plagued with misinformation based on nonscholarly English-language sources. --Yksin 17:18, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  197. Josiah 03:00, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC) - Karaite History - when I first arrived here, pages detailing Karaite history were horribly incorrect...
  198. YungMike513 06:45, 27 June 2006 (UTC) I want the Egypt page to have at picture of at least ONE black person.
  199. Yworo (talk) - problems with the article on Libertarianism made me realize the importance of this project.
  200. Zach Alexander I'm interested in philosophy and progressive forms of religion.
  201. Zakouma In the Palestinian-Israeli Collaboration project - and I think that bias (from both sides) is the only threat for that project.
  202. zandperl - women in science. I was doing it anyway.
  203. Zappaz - Alleviating bias against emerging religions and Eastern religions by researching and editing articles that are tainted by prejudice and/or lack of sources representing the POV of these religions.
  204. ZenSwashbuckler - I fit into 10 out of 10 pigeonholes, but experience hath shewn these to be as inevitable and inescapable as disco and bell-bottoms, if we're willing to make the effort. Looking to make the effort on scientific illiteracy, Amero/Eurocentrism, status-quo-ism, and others... (11 May 2010)
  205. Zidel333 Whatever I find, I will fix. 02:30, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
  206. Zleitzen 15:05, 12 April 2006 (UTC) - Concerned with the systemic bias in articles relating to the politics of Cuba. English speaking Wikipedians are limited to sources which are rarely neutral on the matter of Cuba. For example, users have been relying on the CIA world fact book for basic information for lack of a more credible source. The inherent problems here are obvious.
  207. Zosodada - I hate systemic bias! -- but not so much as outright misinformation... or excessive wordiness... but I hate it more than Yoda-speak! and that's a lot!
  208. ZyXoas - Knowledge of African linguistics and culture as well as the technical side of music production. Based in South Africa.
  209. Murderbike Yeah, boo to systemic bias!
  210. Devin Murphy I came here via a link on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Inclusion page and I will help to contour the bias shone against Unitarian Universalism articles. Especially the bias some have against the inclusion of Unitarian Universalist organizations related articles here on WP.
  211. Shruti14 17:21, 2 August 2007 (UTC) Came here from Wikipedia:WikiProject Hinduism
  212. xDanielx
  213. Zenwhat
  214. Leranedo (talk) Biases come in all forms. NPOV needs to be realized. I'm in favor of NPOV, the only bias I'm capable of tolerating.
  215. TicketMan
  216. T L Miles (talk) 16:22, 5 March 2008 (UTC) Working on Francophone West Africa. Can use help in national projects. See WikiProject Niger, WikiProject Mali and others at WikiProject Africa.
  217. Editorofthewiki 10:39, 9 March 2008 (UTC) I'm for all this stuff.
  218. Jw21/PenaltyKillah Being a global citizen myself, I'm in to collaboratively create something that everyone can finally agree on. Also a member of such WikiProjects like Wikipedians against censorship and WikiProject Fact and Reference Check.
  219. Yohananw As a non-custodial father in Israel, I'm interested in contributing to such en-wiki pages as "fathers rights movement in Israel". Also to do CSB in the he-wiki which seems totally skewed to radical feminist take which defines the family solely as and around the mother. (This my CSB declaration is perhaps overstated as I am still relatively new to wikipedia.)
  220. -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - : I dont have a bias to any nation, My primary aim to help building articles for all countries of the world in a fair and accurate manner.
  221. afamiglietti I'd like to contribute in any way I can afamiglietti (talk) 20:00, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
  222. Shovon (talk) 12:28, 14 January 2009 (UTC) - I don't support any kind of bias, but have seen a lot of this in Wikipedia recently.
  223. KrebMarkt Too much bias in Wikipedia lately. People Afd articles they can't properly cover due to language & culture differences and they do so regardless the importance of those article. Soon non-wersterners will have to justify theirown traditions with references coming from a werstern reliabe source. --KrebMarkt 06:13, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
  224. User:Sioraf If it's broke, fix it. Don't buy a new one (especially with a recession on).
  225. I totally agree with this project, the fact that the US and Canada editors outnumber everyone else doesn't mean that Wikipedia should be written in a way that biases towards those countries' cultures. --Kittins floating in the sky yay (talk) 13:53, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
  226. I want to help. Not really sure how though... --LK (talk) 10:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  227. User:Tyranny Sue I am interested in promoting inclusiveness over exclusiveness, particularly in the areas of geography/culture, gender and species (androcentricity). Also in removing loaded assumptions, particularly in the areas of health and human fertility.--Tyranny Sue (talk) 23:56, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
  228. Rd232 talk 15:16, 11 April 2010 (UTC) Latin America interest.
  229. User:Eysteine Wikipedia is way too U.S.-centric.
  230. ANGCHENRUI – I have my opinions on systemic bias, which you can always enquire on my talk page! All I shall say here is that I agree with the principles of this WikiProject, so I've planted myself here.
  231. User:Terra Novus-I cover intellectual and philosophical bias on Wikipedia. There is a trend in both fields to neglect alternative ideas...
  232. HsarA What a fascinating project to be a part of.
  233. Antidiskriminator (talk) 19:06, 14 December 2010 (UTC) I'd like to contribute in any way I can.
  234. MsTingaK I am interested in neutralising articles that show a bias or western hegemony towards non-western cultures & women which are often passed on as fact, particularly in Africa. Interest in the background in philosophy and epistemology (ways of knowing)--MsTingaK (talk) 14:22, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  235. MacStep (talk) 13:06, 27 June 2011 (UTC) got to start somewhere
  236. Saruman IV (talk) 15:31, 30 January 2012 (UTC) I just think this needs a bit more attention.
  237. Mistress Selina Kyle (Α⇔Ω ¦ ⇒✉) 22:48, 2 February 2012 (UTC) — I've sent links of Wikipedia:Systemic_bias#The_.22average_Wikipedian.22 to people outside Wikipedia quite a few times when it's brought up, I suppose it's about time.
  238. Squirreclubl2012 I am a multilingual scientist. I have published work in the field of cultural anthropology and international studies. Countering systemic bias is a much needed initiative. I am interested in eliminations of bias.
  239. MarkMysoe (talk) 06:00, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
  240.  TOW  talk  05:10, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
  241. --RA (talk) 19:31, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
  242. Hmlarson (talk) 22:25, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
  243. nShrestha 16:11, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
  244. Balaenoptera musculus (talk) 11:36, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  245. OR drohowa (talk) 21:01, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
  246. Girona7 (talk) 18:43, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
  247. Dennishidalgo Historian (talk) 09:53, 19 May 2014 (UTC)