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User:Adrian J. Hunter

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Me in real life
I teach biology and genetics to science and medicine students at The University of Adelaide.
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Graduation hat.svg This user is a PhD candidate in Genetics.
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This user is interested in
Molecular Biology
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Peer reviewed papers
Lame claim to fame

The founder of Aspergillus genetics was Guido Pontecorvo. Pontecorvo had a collaborator, who had a PhD student, who had another PhD supervisor, who had another PhD student, who had a PhD student, who has a PhD student, who is me.

Me in Wikipedia
Most of my day-to-day edits are in response to changes I see in my watchlist. I repair vandalism and spam, tweak new additions, and respond to talk page comments. When time permits I copyedit, participate at the help desk, and respond to edit requests—if you're a friendly and capable person, Wikipedia really needs your help on that last job.

This user page gets over 100 views per month. I've no idea why.
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, This user fixes comma splices. They are annoying.
<ref> This user would like to see everyone using inline citations. Please...
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Wikipedia:Twinkle This user reverts vandalism in the blink of an eye with Twinkle!
vn-26 This user page has been vandalized 26 times.

Other stuff
Your computer can help the world! Science needs computing power, but supercomputers are expensive. If you join the World Community Grid, whenever your computer would be on but idle, it could instead be testing drugs to fight HIV, designing new solar panels, or modelling proteins involved in childhood cancer. Joining takes five minutes, and you get an awesome screen saver. It's been the most time-efficient good deed I've ever done.
This user knows that 0.999... is exactly 1.
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Hanlon's Razor This user never attributes to malice that which is best explained by stupidity.


SphericalCow2.gif This user is the proud winner of a Silliest wikilink of the month award.
This editor is a Veteran Editor II and is entitled to display this Bronze Editor Star.
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For repeated demonstration of academic level insight, and encylopedic rigor on bioscience pages. NickCT (talk) 15:02, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
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This Modest barnstar is awarded to Adrian J. Hunter for copy editing articles totalling 4,199 words during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 backlog drive. Your contributions are appreciated!--Diannaa (Talk) 14:46, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
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 your courteous help at the Help Desk. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

Highs and lows of my WikiCareer[edit]

A big tool
The WikiSpanner: ideal for making fine adjustments to articles and coarse adjustments to vandals.
  • Met Jimbo [1]
  • Wrote a FAQ [2]
  • Defended Tyrion [3]
  • Exposed citogenesis [4] (What?)
  • Cracked a tough one [5]
  • Received mystery thanks [6]
  • Encountered my antithesis [7]
  • Spoiled a romantic gesture [8]
  • Responded to a creationist [9]
  • Got thanked after 53 weeks [10]
  • Got answered after 9.3 years [11]
  • Merged three articles into one [12]
  • Shrank a page by 189823 bytes [13]
  • Saved thousands from blindness [14]
  • Inspired a quasi-religious response [15]
  • Said yes to a question asked in jest [16]
  • Helped review Fungus on its way to FA [17]
  • Added a link to a page about overlinking [18]
  • Caught a copyvio that had stood for 27 months [19]
  • Cleaned up after some Japanese pharmacy students [20]
  • Replaced the entire contents of one page with those of another [21] (Follow-up)
  • Explained the Ninety-ninety rule [22][23][24]
  • Insisted bull sharks' diet does not include humans [25][26][27]
  • Changed mould back to mold [28][29][30][31][32]
Things I've been accused of


Long-standing errors I've found and fixed (also, a reminder we still have a way to go)[edit]

And the winner is...
  • These two images incorrectly included CO as one of the gases in the Miller-Urey experiment, and the error stood for nearly 7 years, was viewed >1,000,000 times on the English Wikipedia, and propagated to 25 other language Wikipedias.

How to be elite[edit]

  • How to ask for help [33]
  • How to talk to a bot [34]
  • How to vandalise a userpage [35]
  • How to write an edit summary [36]
  • How to defend a company's honour [37]
  • How to subtly sneak in some corporate promotion [38]

Interesting things[edit]