I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and went to the University of Kentucky from which I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. In 2005 I received a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University, and I now live in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Much of my work in Wikipedia has been related to bluegrass music, which I grew up listening to. Going forward, I plan to continue work on bluegrass music related articles, including the main article, subgenres, and musicians. If you would like to discuss bluegrass or any other article/topic to which I've contributed (or something completely off-topic like the weather, which for me is particularly nasty at the moment) just leave a note on my talk page; I check it regularly. If you are also working on bluegrass music related articles, you are welcome to make full use of my to-do list below.
As of 2011-09-07, I'm working on the following articles:
- Woodward Heights, Lexington
- 2011 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team
- 1987 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team
I am currently most involved in the following WikiProjects:
- WikiProject College Football
- WikiProject College Basketball
- WikiProject Michigan
On WikiProject Reenactment I'm mostly doing maintenance and reverting vandalism. I'm currently taking a break from WP:DYK.
Local articles in need of photos
- Franklin, Michigan
- Greenfield Village (Amtrak station)
- Waterloo State Recreation Area (has one, could use more)
- Ray Fisher Stadium - U-M baseball stadium, between Revelli Hall and Yost Ice Arena
- William Palmer Residence (has one, but house is largely obscured by trees) - north of Geddes, near Nichols Arboretum, near the end of Orchard Hills Dr.
- Bentley Historical Library (has one, but library is largely obscured by trees) - on the southern side of U-M North Campus, north of the VA (immediately north of Ford Library) and west of cemetery
Other places to find me
Come say "hi!"
Most active day:
- January 20, 2006. By the end of the day I had made 84 edits. I think I am going to take it easy for a few days! Check out the work I did on Paul Laurence Dunbar High School! ()
- (Honorable mention) July 1, 2011. 158 edits in Commons (almost all minor, using HotCat -- that's why it's only "honorable mention"!), and 11 more (non-minor) in English Wikipedia. cmadler (talk) 18:15, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
- 1 April 27, 2005.  A disambiguation in Modigliani-Miller theorem.
- 50 June 17, 2005.  A minor change on my user page.
- 100 July 15, 2005.  Added Peter Rowan to the List of bluegrass musicians.
- 250 August 3, 2005.  Specified on List of people from Kentucky that Bill Monroe is from Rosine.
- 500 September 21, 2005.  Fixed the link to J. D. Crowe from the bluegrass music article.
- 1000 January 19, 2005.  Added a citation for the number of TCF Bank branches in Illinois.
- 2000 July 29, 2007.  Reverted vandalism on Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington, Kentucky)
- 4000 August 4, 2009.  This edit right here!
- 6000 April 16, 2010.  A nice big well-cited addition to Dynasty (sports).
- 10,000 June 29, 2011.  Working on adapting AfD instructions for use at DYK, to allow DYK to use transcluded subpages for nominations.
Fun with Wikipedia
Please note that the term "cmadler" (regardless of case) is my mark, to which I grant Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects unreserved rights, on the conditions that the term may only be used in reference to me or my contributions. I have been using this invented name since 1996, and to my knowledge I am the first creator of this word. A Google search on the term yields approximately 50 distinct hits (over 280 in total), all of which refer to me.
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