User:Aiken drum

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Music of the common people This user enjoys folk music.
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About me

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle, and he played upon a ladle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

Hi! My username comes from the folk song Aiken Drum, which is quoted above. I would have been Aiken Drum (with a capital D) but it was taken.

Was a gamer kid in the 90s but now I find myself sitting on websites like Wikipedia and Facebook for hours on end instead (except for the occasional shift back to Tetris and Solitaire).

What I am doing here?

I spend most of my time browsing articles and editing to improve as I see it. I also revert vandalism and bad edits when I see them. I've also been !voting in various discussions such as adminship and articles for deletion. Occasionally I create new articles or work extensively on existing ones. My biggest efforts so far has been with:

I've also starting reviewing good article nominations. My list of reviewed articles is here.

My creations:


I have started to regularly vote on RFAs. My criteria is very simple: will this candidate be a good admin? I assess this by looking at contributions, which is the only reliable thing we have to predict what they may be like as an admin. I don't look at every contribution; just a glance through. I don't have a set edit count or time requirement, and I don't demand FAs/GAs/DYKs. All I expect is someone who is obviously capable and willing to help in whatever way they can.


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Although you may understandably feel a bit beaten up by the initial outburst of talk, the reality is that you have gotten something started that is a very valuable help to Wikipedia, and you are to be congratulated for having the insight to conceive of it. Don't let the professional naysayers get you down! --Tryptofish (talk) 21:34, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
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For your fine work to both articles and policy-related matters. Keep up the good work. Acalamari 16:37, 4 July 2011 (UTC)