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- For the rest of my userboxes, see /boxes.
(among other things, and always inconsistently)
- Researching and updating the missing article lists at Wikipedia:Find-A-Grave famous people. I have only been using Template:Find a Grave if the grave site isn't already covered by a better source in the article.
- Categories: I've been categorizing various redlinked categories. Oddly, some of them have been depopulated after creation, so I'll probably end up with more deleted edits.
- List of NGC objects: In updating that list, I have referenced The NGC/IC Project and The Interactive NGC Catalog Online (SEDS), and I have confirmed the general classifications with images, either the ones that are provided on those sites, or others if they are not available. In the case of the NGC objects which are smaller (in apparent size) galaxies, the morphological types can be difficult to determine, and sources often disagree.
- Cleaning up and sorting out some unprocessed text that was dumped...see /Descendants of Gospatric
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Succession Box Standardization
Articles that I have created
- Alpha Camelopardalis
- Alpha Chamaeleontis
- Alpha Circini
- Alpha Horologii
- Alpha Pictoris
- Alpha Pyxidis
- Coregonus vandesius
- David Dunlap Observatory Catalogue
- Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace
- Hispasat AG1
- I2 Limited
- James Cox (New Jersey)
- List of cities in West Virginia
- List of Missouri highways (before registering)
- List of uninhabited regions
- Missouri Route 100 (initially Missouri State Highway 100) (before registering)
- Missouri Route 141 (initially Missouri State Highway 141) (before registering)
- Thomas Jay Ryan
- William d'Aubigny (died 1139)
Some articles that I have majorly edited
I also edited various things before registering; most (I think) of them can be found at Special:Contributions/188.8.131.52. I'm fairly certain that I added to some articles for elements in the 120s (such as unbiunium?) around that time, but that the article was deleted before being re-created in 2004 (I'm assuming that the logs don't go back that far), so I have no way of verifying this.
Personal Editing Philosophies (not comprehensive)
Some guidelines (mostly consistent) that I have been using are:
- Unless I add new content equivalent to about a sentence, I try to mark edits as "minor."
I am trying to do things in such a way that will make Wikipedia more respected. On the surface, this has mainly been things like adding and discussing sources. Obviously, I cannot make Wikipedia more respected, but I am trying to help. I like the "mission statement" for Wikipedia:WikiProject Fact and Reference Check.
For now, this is about as controversial as I get: My personal equivalent of "RC Patrol" might be called "deletion patrol." It is unfortunate that so many things almost get deleted (or do get deleted) because speedy deletion templates were misapplied, not enough research into notability was done, etc.
If you know your ancestry back to the Middle Ages in Europe, then we are almost certainly related. Feel free to let me know!
This sentence is a placeholder for any further autobiographical details that may be added.