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User:Albany NY

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Welcome to Albany NY's user page. I have been a member of Wikipedia since July 2006. Although my main focus is on improving articles relating to New York's Capital District, I often edit articles in numerous areas. Common tasks of mine include adding infoboxes, geolinks, and references to articles, wikifying dead-end pages, creating redirects, uploading photographs, editing section headings, and formatting bold text, italics, and capitalization. I'm a fairly passionate inclusionist in regard to Wikipedia philosophy (see [1][2][3][4][5]).

Significant contributions[edit]

I have made significant contributions to the following pages. Articles that I created are in bold.


I have taken the following images. Most were shot with a Canon PowerShot S50 digital camera, and some were edited with Adobe Photoshop. I have released them under free licenses.

Edit count milestones[edit]

Edit counts in the main namespace:

  • 500 – May 2007
  • 1000 – July 2009
  • 1500 – December 2012
  • 2000 – May 2013
  • 3000 – November 2013
  • 4000 – March 2014
  • 5000 – July 2014
  • 6000 – December 2014
  • 7000 – April 2015
  • 8000 – November 2015
  • 9000 – December 2016

Approximately 95 percent of my edits are to articles, and I have edited more than 5,000 unique pages. I appear on the list of Wikipedians by number of edits, ranked in the 7000s as of February 2016. In September 2013, I was ranked at 2879 on the list of Wikipedians by number of recent edits. I was granted rollback and reviewer rights in February 2015.

You can help![edit]

To contribute to articles related to the Albany area, see:

See also[edit]

  • Wikimapia: A website where users can add place descriptions to Google Maps (this external link leads to the map of Albany). For more information, see Wikimapia.

Wikipedia resources[edit]

The Signpost
24 November 2017

These documents and tools are useful for contributors to Wikipedia:



  • Edit Counter: Use this tool to find the edit count and statistics of a Wikipedia editor.
  • Wikipedia Article Traffic Statistics: Gives page views for any article and lists Wikipedia's most viewed pages.
  • Deletionpedia: A repository of deleted articles.
  • Firefox: The latest version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser, which includes a spell checking feature for online forms. This allows Wikipedians to easily find spelling errors while editing.


The Wikipedia Graveyard[edit]

This list memorializes articles I believe were unjustifiably deleted and features I believe were wrongly removed.




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Map of New York highlighting Capital District.svg This user lives in or hails from New York's Capital District
AlbanyNewYorkfromRensselaer.jpg This user lives in or hails from Albany, New York
en This user is a native speaker of the English language.
US This user uses American English.
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
MoS This user follows the Wikipedia Manual of Style, and you should too!
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Guild of Copy Editors.
Empire State Plaza illustration.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Capital District.
Firefox Logo, 2017.svg This user contributes using Firefox.
This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.



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requesting comments
Thank you, "fairly passionate inclusionist", for quality articles such as Albany Institute of History & Art and Schenectady Museum, for adding substantially such as to the New York State Capitol, for gnomish work from adding infoboxes to capitalization, for restoring referenced content and boldly requesting comments, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:12, 8 June 2015 (UTC)



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