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Elipongo
Working, Editing, Bicycling
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In my "office" at work.
In my "office" at work.
Name Elias Friedman
(Hebrew: אליהו מתתיהו בן צבי ‎)
Born (1969-09-05) September 5, 1969 (age 45)
Hebrew: כב אלול תשכ"ט
Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut  United States
Current location Upper West Side, Manhattan New York,  United States
Sexuality Heterosexual
Family and friends
Marital status Single & looking for my bashert.
Education and employment
Occupation Critical care paramedic
Employer SeniorCare EMS
Education A.S. Mechanical Engineering
High school Ellington High School
College Manchester Community College
University University of Connecticut
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Religion Modern Orthodox Judaism
Politics Libertarian, Republican
Aliases Elipongo
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Blog Elipongo's Blog
Email elipongo@gmail.com
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Bio[edit]

My name is Elias Friedman (Hebrew: אליהו מתתיהו בן צבי‎). I'm a critical care paramedic living in the Upper West Side section of Manhattan in New York City. I moved here at the end of December 2008 from Connecticut.

I'm a 45 year old, single, Modern Orthodox Jewish male. I grew up in Ellington, Connecticut where I was the president of Congregation Knesseth Israel.

I got into EMS in 1997 when I started volunteering in Coventry. I got a job at a commercial ambulance service in 1999 when I was laid-off from my previous job as a Pellet mill operator in a feed mill. I got my Associate's degree from Manchester Community College in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 which was also the year I became an EMT-Intermediate. I was working on completing my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut when September 11th made me re-think my priorities. I entered Hartford Hospital's Paramedic program and graduated in April 2004. My precepting was delayed to September due to my father's death that July, and I've had med-control since December 2004. In the first week of September 2008 I was laid off from my job at the Ambulance service of Manchester, but since I was already in the process of getting reciprocity of my paramedic license for New York, it didn't let it upset me too much. In December of 2008 I started to work for SeniorCare EMS which has bases in both the Bronx and in Brooklyn, I quite enjoy working there! In the Summer of 2012 I became a volunteer paramedic member of West Side Hatzolah so I can better help my local community as well.

Ready for a bicycle ride!

The second half of my username is derived from my Dalmatian, Pongo, who died in March 2006, just a week shy of his sixteenth birthday.

I really enjoy my working in EMS, my friends have remarked (positively!) that I love to talk about my work. Getting up out of bed to go to work isn't an effort of willpower like it had often been at my previous jobs. My health and stress level are better than they have ever been, of course that's partly attributable to my taking up year-round bicycle commuting the eleven miles to work. I really think that I've found my niche.

I am a member of the Connecticut Chapter of Triangle Fraternity, the Republican Jewish Coalition, the Republican National Committee, and the NAEMT. I am a master Freemason. I am a former member of the ASME

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Wiki stats[edit]

N.B. These edit counts tend to move down over time as pages (and my edits) get deleted.

Things I'm working on[edit]

Feel free to help out on any of these items!

Existing pages[edit]

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Pages yet to be created[edit]

To do[edit]

  • Write up report on Lord & Taylor vandal for WP:LTA
  • Create navigation template for Investment banks

Community[edit]

Shortcuts:
The Signpost
24 June 2015
Centralized discussion
  • A proposal to gradually offer both wikitext and VisualEditor to new accounts
  • Discuss proposals for celebration of the upcoming 5 millionth article on English Wikipedia
  • An RfC for a banner alert campaign on the threat to Freedom of Panorama in Europe
  • An RfC for a four-day delay period for deleting abandoned AfC submissions under G13
  • An RfC to permit trusted non-admins to close TFD discussions with uncontroversial delete outcomes
  • A proposal to forbid IPs from participating in the RfA process.
  • A proposal to elevate WP:BRD to guideline status
  • An RfC on "edit in Wikidata" links, for templates using Wikidata

General notices[edit]

  • Free subscriptions to high-quality paywalled journals, newspaper archives, and online reference works are available for Wikipedia editors. For more information, see Wikipedia:TWL/Journals. NorthAmerica1000 11:29, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Projects seeking help[edit]

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at the Signpost's WikiProject Report page.

WikiProjects and Task Forces[edit]

  • The Cross-language Editing and Learning Exchange is a new WikiProject for editors writing in a second language. Whether you are learning English or another language, this project is for you. Everyone is invited to join!
  • Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss has just started the first pass of an ambitious spell-check of the entire encyclopedia. Lots of help is needed to fix misspellings and add correct spellings to the dictionary.
  • The African football task force of WikiProject Football has just been created. Anyone with substantial knowledge on African football-related articles or anyone interested in African football is welcome to join!

Outlines[edit]

Under construction
Being overhauled or expanded
Need expansion
Fully annotated!
Nearing completion (need remainder of annotations added)
Need link placement

Portal report[edit]

The following portals are in need of attention/upkeep:

Portal:Tuvalu Newly created
Portal:Half-track Newly created
Portal:Virginia Woolf Newly created
Portal:Theosophy Newly created
Portal:Machine learning Newly created
Portal:Kyrgyzstan Newly created
Portal:Trichy Newly created
Portal:Space The selected article excerpts were copied and pasted between 2006 and 2009. The leads of the corresponding articles have greatly improved since then.
Portal:Thinking "Selected" sections need new material. Been the same for years.

The following portals have interesting design features that you may find useful:

Portal:South East England A "parent" portal that uses selected content from several "child" portals, chosen at random for each type of content.
Portal:Philosophy Automatically cycles through 52 "Selected philosophers", one per week, year after year.
Portal:Arts Uses random generators to display random featured status selections.

Discussions and collaborations

Discussions in the following areas have requested wider attention via Requests for comment:

See also

Centralized discussion
Proposals: policy other Discussions Ideas
  • A proposal to gradually offer both wikitext and VisualEditor to new accounts
  • Discuss proposals for celebration of the upcoming 5 millionth article on English Wikipedia
  • An RfC for a banner alert campaign on the threat to Freedom of Panorama in Europe
  • An RfC for a four-day delay period for deleting abandoned AfC submissions under G13
  • An RfC to permit trusted non-admins to close TFD discussions with uncontroversial delete outcomes
  • A proposal to forbid IPs from participating in the RfA process.
  • A proposal to elevate WP:BRD to guideline status
  • An RfC on "edit in Wikidata" links, for templates using Wikidata

Note: inactive discussions, closed or not, should be archived.

Parsha[edit]

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