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|— Wikipedian ♂ —|
Me in September, 2010
|Born||March 9th, 1966|
|Current location||Bremen, Ohio|
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I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. As a teenager, I played two years of organized softball. A loner in high school, I earned the nickname/handle Speedy as I ran through the halls between periods (as traffic allowed). Later, I was known as Computer Wizard for my apparent mastery of computer programming without any formal training.
From the early 1980's to 1992, I was involved in bowling and was in several leagues over the years. I also tried the local Amateur Bowler's Tour. In 2006, I tried to get back into bowling, and even joined a summer league. Unfortunately, on Father's Day in 2006 I suffered a major arm injury during a backswing and was unable to do any significant lifting with that arm for over two years, and I was forced to miss the last few crucial weeks in the league as we were fighting for first place at the time.
On September 9. 1995, I got married and honeymooned in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I have a son and daughter who are fifteen months apart and have a very fierce sibling rivalry. Unfortunately, because of my computer addiction, I was divorced on June 10th, 2005. Coincedentally, that was the twentieth anniversary of my entering the U.S. Navy.
I first became aware of Wikipedia in 2005. For awhile, I was content just reading, and sometimes found myself so "drawn in" that I spent entire nights at times just...reading. :)
Then, disaster struck (or so I thought) with my third edit on January 22, 2007. What happened was I encountered my first reversion of an edit. At that point I kind of "soured" for a bit as I thought "how could anyone dispute that edit?"
I was then content on "lurking" until November 27, 2007, at which point I made more edits, and the number increased since then. In February 2008 I really got going, so you might say I was hooked! Yes, the Wikibug hit me hard and heavy. :)
Somewhere around April of 2008, I felt I had a good enough handle on editing that I decided to see where I stood, as far as admin material went. So I took the first step in undergoing an editor review and based on how that turned out that would tell me if I was ready or not.
Unfortunately, I never got the chance as real life took strong hold of me in June of 2008, and I never really could get back into editing, let alone Wikipedia.
Upon returning, I found that some of my Wikiknowledge had left me, so I made the decision to not pursue an adminship at the present time, as I need to build my Wikiknowledge back up before I attempt another run at the mop.
However, on September 14, 2009, I reversed that decision and thought why the hell not?. It's not like I'm going to break anything by trying, and the worst that could happen is not getting a single support, so off I went! The next day, given the direction my RFA was going, I decided it would be best to withdraw given the concerns over my CSD work. I will try again in a few months.
On December 28th, 2009 I underwent another editor review.
On January 17th, 2010, I was granted access to the account creator tool, after thinking about what area I could assist in.
On April 14th, 2010, I made my 10,000th edit!
On July 8th, 2010, I again attempted another RFA, which failed worse than my first one. Again, I will learn from it and improve enough to be trusted with the tools at some future point in time. Shortly thereafter, I decided it was time for another wikibreak.
On January 1st, 2011, I made another return to editing after a 5-month long absence.
Why am I here?
When I saw the vast amounts of vandalism occurring, along with some grammatical and spelling errors, I thought that I could be an asset by helping to revert the vandalism, and correct the spelling mistakes I saw.
Today, I am primarily a vandal fighter, but I am also starting to create and expand articles, and hope to one day create an article and see it up to FA status. I also welcome new users and have participated in the WP:RFA, XfD, WP:CSD, WP:ARV, WP:AIV and WP:UAA areas.
In the summer of 2014, I added my name to the AfC participants list and I started taking on the task of moving pages from the WT:AFC namespace to the draft namespace as per the village pump proposal.
Pages that I have created (oldest to newest)
Frank Browne (Photographer) (Source: Erickfp (talk) - initially a stub that I significantly expanded through an (Afc request) and since redirected.
Robert G. Carter (Source: 188.8.131.52 (talk) (Afc)
Mason Carter (Source: 184.108.40.206 (talk)(Afc)
William Harding Carter (Source: 220.127.116.11 (talk) (Afc)
Star Transport - First solo creation Currently up for deletion.
Holiday Man - (Source: 18.104.22.168 (talk) (Afc)
Freedom High School (North Carolina) - Source 22.214.171.124 (talk) (Afc)
Isaac Ruddell - Source 126.96.36.199 (talk) (Afc)
Rowdy Herrington - From scratch.
Cristy's Pizza - From scratch. Currently up for deletion.
Ice Queen - Disambiguation page
Angelia (disambiguation) - From scratch.
Mark Davis (fisherman) - From scratch.
400R - Disambiguation page; from scratch.
She's So Huge - From scratch.
Got You (Where I Want You) - From scratch; related to Holiday Man
In the Night (disambiguation) - From scratch, while doing research on the Cheryl Lynn song of the same name.
Oscar Randolph Fladmark, Jr. - From a userspace draft.
Template:User browser:Nightly - From scratch, after downloading the application looking for a 64-bit browser.
V scale (model railroading) - From scratch.
Sarah Bedi - From a userspace draft
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