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User:Dennis Brown

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Master Editor III
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I started editing in 2006 and became an admin in 2012. I am inmate #94,871 [1]. I have around 60,000 edits on all Wikimedia sites, and used to be in the top 1000 most active Wikipedians, but I'm not nearly as active as I once was due to real world constraints. Accounts DennisBrown, Pharmboy and Farmer Brown are also mine, and I have done a fair amount of minor work as an IP, and continue to for various reasons that are allowed under WP:SOCK#LEGIT. My tastes in editing are pretty eclectic, but often I edit articles on American culture, automobiles, military, geography, North Carolina topics and core articles (Dog, bear, tree, etc). I avoid political articles when editing, although I often use the admin tools to keep the peace on those articles. Please see the COI declaration at the bottom of the page for more info.


I've received a lot of barnstars over the years, particularly in the early years when I was more active. There are too many to list on this page, so I put them here. I appreciate each and every one.

Admin actions[edit]

Other admins are free to revert my admin actions if it improves the encyclopedia or likely would have consensus. No prior permission is required, although I do expect a notification afterwards.

All questions about any admin action, by anyone, should be asked on my talk page rather than by email, unless there are privacy issues at stake.

In the interest of openness, here are my stats.

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 55958
Edits+Deleted 60997
Pages deleted 992
Revisions deleted 148
Pages restored 59
Pages protected 576
Pages unprotected 26
Protections modified 93
Users blocked 2060
Users reblocked 300
Users unblocked 31
User rights modified 31
Users created 4



Essays I've started[edit]

Stuff I've done[edit]

Good article: 1950s American automobile culture
Good article: American automobile industry in the 1950s
Featured article: Sunbeam Tiger
Today's Featured Article: Sunbeam Tiger (July 12, 2013)

Conflict of interest[edit]

Everyone has a conflict of interest of some kind, I'm just stating mine. I own Solacure, a company that produces ultraviolet products for UV curing, materials aging, and horticulture (cannabis in particular). I've also spent 25 years designing tanning beds and lamps, and other UV products, as well as 633nm red light therapy systems and similar products. While I'm not crazy about the phrase, I am considered somewhat of an expert on many ultraviolet topics, thus I will edit in these areas. I will not edit in a way that compromises the integrity of Wikipedia nor furthers my financial interests. If you have any question about my editing in these areas, simply bring it up on my talk page and I will address it.

Articles[edit] - Industry Insider: Dennis Brown - Expert Insights: Ultraviolet lighting

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