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80,100 edits on this Wikipedia.
511 As of 00:02 (UTC), August 29, 2015, this editor was number 511 on the List of Wikipedians by number of edits.
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Crystal Clear app date.png Facts from articles by this editor appeared in the On this day section of the Main Page on June 17, 2012, March 29, 2015 and April 1, 2015.
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AfD This editor has commented/!voted on 34 Articles for Deletion. 30 matched consensus, 2 no consensus (but keep, merge !votes coincide with result).
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Further details or comments about the information in the user boxes are in the collapsible sections below. Some sections have links or other information, much of it often found on user talk pages.

Current areas of content work. My current areas of content contribution are mainly the Appomattox Campaign and the related battle articles, American Revolutionary War spies, including Culper Ring additions, and American Civil War railroads. I have made many additions to the Appomattox Campaign article and have substantially expanded several articles. I still plan to substantially revise the article on the Battle(s) of High Bridge and to do some revision and expansion to the articles on the Battles of Sutherland's Station, Namozine Church and Amelia Springs; and some expansion to the aftermath of the Battle of Sailor's Creek and perhaps a few other details. I still need to expand or revise the sections of the campaign article starting at about Amelia Springs and perhaps add a few other minor sections. After that, I plan to review the article with a view toward reducing its size but retaining most of its content. It seems the Battle of Appomattox Court House article can stay largely as it is but I will look at it again when I finish all my other work on it. I hope to finish my contributions to these articles in the near future before I wander into other areas. Other areas mentioned in my "to do" list below currently have a lower priority for me but I do intend to get to them later in the year because I have some partially finished work on a few of them. I also am gathering some information on American railroads (mainly historical) offline for possible use in articles. I have reduced my recent changes/vandalism reviews (though perhaps not enough as summer 2015 is coming to a close) but perhaps will do so even more in the near future to concentrate more on content. I am trying to return to more content creation, editing and related areas such as DYK and a few AfDs where I know or can quickly find something about the subject. I intend to catch up on some of the content editing and creating that I note here and as to which I am behind my schedule on, and, of course, on new items that need attention and seem to pop up with some regularity, often because of vandalism patrolling and requests for help.

Content and organization of page; lists. I keep track of the articles I have started or substantially contributed to and my other work on the project on this page, mainly for my own reference and information. I occasionally have had some interests in lists. Seven of the nine articles on which I have the most edits are lists: List of American Civil War generals (Confederate), List of members of the Virginia House of Burgesses, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War, Bibliography of the American Revolutionary War, List of American Civil War brevet generals (Union), List of American Civil War generals and Bibliography of the American Civil War. (I realize that the number of edits does not always correlate with the most substantial contributions.) I started two of those lists and another list article, List of American Civil War generals (Acting Confederate). I also have created 105 other articles (only a few stubs) and have made some significant contributions to many others articles, as listed in the section on this topic below. I once bought a book entitled: The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace; New York: Morrow, 1977: ISBN 978-0-688-03183-1 (which became a #1 bestseller). This may help explain why I have the "statistical reasons" user box below and the content and general organization of this page.

Formatting of this page. I fixed the formatting of the userboxes so they don't scatter on screens with wider margins. The format is set to show four regular size userboxes across. On very narrow screens where four across will not fit, they will scatter with 3 on one line and 1 plus white space on the next. If narrowed too far, the boxes and collapsible section text on the right will start to disappear. I am not sure how to fix this but it may not be a problem for most users so I think I will now leave the formatting as it is. On the other hand, I have fixed the formatting of the collapsible sections so they are not pushed to a narrow column on the right margin on wider screens. They fit the width of the screen now without moving to the right and are satisfactory as long as the screen is not narrowed to the point text starts to disappear. This seemed to me to be bothersome and was the more important fix.