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A photo I took in 2015

Everything you ever wanted to know about me and more: Davidwr (talk · message · contribs · global contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · user creation · block user · block log · count · total · logs · summary · email | lu · rfa · rfb · arb · rfc · lta · checkuser · spi · socks | rfar · rfc · rfcu · ssp | current rights · rights log (local) · rights log (global/meta) | rights · renames · blocks · protects · deletions · rollback · admin · logs | UHx · UtHx · UtE) Many of these are empty as I am not an administrator.

Useful information[edit]

How to edit a first section[edit]

*See Editing before the first section on MetaWiki for a how-to.

How often an article is read[edit]

Cleaning up "bare links"[edit]

Deletion log tab[edit]

Previewing expanded templates[edit]

What I like to edit[edit]

Random Articles, current events, Recent Change Patrol, other wiki-maintenance tasks, articles relating to governments, politics, and human behavior, articles relating to science and technology, and more.


Check sound clips used in Velvet Acid Christ and remove those that don't qualify for fair use.

More cleanup of List of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and remove references to wiki-wide. link is acceptable in some places.

Look at WWEYANKS52 (talk · contribs) for possible RFA nom. Highly focused in one area, has 1 yr, 5000+ edits, low on discussion space, talk w/ him first. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 21:25, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Look at 2/14-15 edits by First Of All (talk · contribs)/blocked Nimbley6 sock, (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs) on Scottish-related articles.

Create and populate redlinks in the template at the bottom of List of school districts in the United States, esp. List of school districts in Montana.

Get Category:Zoos and aquariums in Dallas, Texas deleted, pending input from creator.

Roll in GA review comments to Carroll Pickett, been meaning to do that for some time now.

Read Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Arbitration enforcement at least once a week through closure on 21 Feb. 2009.

No sooner than Jan 23 mark Wikipedia talk:Notability (buildings, structures, and landmarks) as closed, but only if there's no significant discussion. On 26 Jan check this to make sure nothing important links to failed proposal.

Monitor Perri Reavis for possible AFD, target no sooner than 1/26. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 02:47, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Watch and close Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion#Proposed change to intro, G8 and to Redirect: Spell out that reverting is good, redux.

Fixup Template:Handbook of Texas links - use this template where it's not used. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 18:56, 19 December 2008 (UTC) task slated for a future bot.

Evaluate International Association of Mechanical Music Preservationists and its player-piano-roll archive for notability and create content. [1]

Monitor Carmen L. Robinson and User:Grundle2600/Carmen L. Robinson. Make sure person is notable when or if it moves to the main encyclopedia.

Improve User:Davidwr/Wikisearchbox so it searches by specific namespaces. Make an article-space only shortcut and add a reference to it in the documentation for disambiguation pages. DAB docs should demonstrate how to have multiple items in the list to cover alternative spellings.

Some of my recent projects[edit]

Previous signatures[edit]

From time to time I use special signatures. I keep this here for recognition purposes.

  • talk/contribs/e-mail signature davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 02:14, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Talk/Track signature: davidwr (talk)/(track) 13:15, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Standard signature: davidwr (talk) 21:18, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 09f9 controversy signature, part of May 2007: davidwr 09f9(talk)
Note: I've since been informed that "advocacy" and "protest" signatures are discouraged. This signature is permanently retired.



Historical and archives:

Complete list:



Automatically updated list

Languages I've edited in. Not to say that I know these languages:


User:Davidwr/Templates/collapsed top and User:Davidwr/Templates/collapsed bottom - collapsible tables:

{{afc inuse}} - WP:AFC edit in progress.

User:Davidwr/Templates/How to create an article on Wikipedia - used to welcome new editors who are finding their articles falling to deletion. Subst: and sign please. It includes a section header. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 22:59, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

User:Davidwr/Templates/userinfo - misc. info about a user

User:Davidwr/Templates/Editor for deletion - Based on {{Editor review}}, for use by editors under editors for deletion.

User:Davidwr/db-2 - experimental copy of {{prod-2}} for use on CSDs. Same except for visuals and categorization.

Committed identity: b9aff890ed99c8ba000d13fc7f96c260c260fdae is a SHA-1 commitment to this user's real-life identity.