From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from User:EvMsmile)


I am a freelancer and edit on Wikipedia both in a volunteer capacity and also under various funded projects (see below in "About me" for more information on these projects). I manage the potential conflict of interest by ensuring the following:

  • I always retain my own editorial judgement. If you disagree with any of my edits, please feel free to take it up on my talk page or the article's talk page. To see how my partners' or funders' goals (e.g. SEI and Formas) align with those of the Wikimedia movement please see their websites.
  • I solicit contributions of content to Wikipedia and thus staff time from a number of organisations and individuals. My wish to retain positive relationships with these organisations is not a conflict of interest.
  • When I am editing Wikipedia as part of my professional duties, I always strive to strictly abide by Wikipedia's accepted practices on conflicts of interest, neutrality, and notability. I will always work in the best interest of Wikipedia, because that's what I believe in and it's also is in line with the missions of those organisations who have funded my time so far (philanthropic foundations, NGOs, government entities).

About me[edit]

I started Wikipedia editing in October 2014 after being inspired by the work of James Heilman with WikiProject Medicine. To find out more about my work on Wikipedia, please look at my contributions. My background is in process engineering. I currently live in Germany. I am a freelancer and work for myself since 2012. I am a female Wikipedian and am interested in reducing gender bias on Wikipedia.

Some of my Wikipedia milestones and projects (most recent first):

Articles and pages that I have involved myself in[edit]

Articles that I created or helped to create[edit]

Wikipedia Meetup articles[edit]

Articles which I have helped to improve quite a bit[edit]

Articles where I was involved in a merger or renaming discussion[edit]

Discussions on talk pages which I found revealing[edit]

Reminders to myself[edit]

  • Speedy deletion tag to make way for page move: {{db-move|page=Plastic soup|reason="need to delete this page to make way etc.}}
  • To add a hidden comment: for example <!-- The third and fourth paragraph of this section is transcribed to [[urine]], please keep that in mind if you make changes -->
  • Code of conduct
  • Identifying reliable sources (science)
  • Use this on talk pages so that references appear with the comments on the talk page: {{reflist-talk}}
  • WikiEdu Training libraries
  • Getting copyright sorted out for an image on Wikimedia commons, place this template at "Source": {{subst:OP}}. See also here for e-mail template: .
  • If you want to do a page swap, please make a request at WP:RMT, or use {{db-move}}
  • Roundrobin swap for two/three articles: Wikipedia:ROUNDROBIN
  • Citing a page number of a book, see here
  • For recurrent discussions about male/female versus "people with vaginas" etc., see recent discussion on talk page of menstrual cycle: Talk:Menstrual cycle#Gender-neutral language (if link is broken then search in archive). This includes an update to a previous discussion that took place here: Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 161#Gender-neutral language in human sex-specific articles
  • When moving content put this on talk page: {{Copied |from=Wastewater reuse |from_oldid=767508618 |to=Reclaimed water |diff= |date=01:00, 20 March 2017}}
  • Video converter tool
  • Do not synthesis published material (WP:SYN): "Do not combine material from multiple sources to reach or imply a conclusion not explicitly stated by any source. Similarly, do not combine different parts of one source to reach or imply a conclusion not explicitly stated by the source. If one reliable source says A and another reliable source says B, do not join A and B together to imply a conclusion C not mentioned by either of the sources."
  • Here, the page numbers are shown in the text by using {{rp}}.
Markup Renders as
The brontosaurus is thin at one end.<ref name=elk1972>{{cite book |last=Elk |first=Anne |title=[[Anne Elk's Theory on Brontosauruses]] |date=November 16, 1972}}</ref>{{rp|5}} Then it becomes much thicker in the middle.<ref name=elk1972 />{{rp|6}}

The brontosaurus is thin at one end.[1]: 5  Then it becomes much thicker in the middle.[1]: 6 

  1. ^ a b Elk, Anne (November 16, 1972). Anne Elk's Theory on Brontosauruses.
  • To search for something inside of the Wikipedia system (i.e. the "internal" pages), simply add "WP:" before your search term in the search box. Example: If you put "WP:Manual of Style" into the search box of Wikipedia, it will take you to the internal Manual of Style pages of Wikipedia.
  • By default, pages in the Wikipedia: namespace (as well as some others) only use source editing and only show the source editor. You can 'force' the visual editor by appending ?veaction=edit to the end of the URL.
  • To display pageviews on talk page: {{Annual readership}}

Indicating where text was copied from a compatibly licenced publication[edit]

  • When using content from publications that are under a compatible licence we can indicate the attribution in an inline citation as in the following: |doi-access=free}} [[File:CC-BY icon.svg|50px]] Text was copied from this source, which is available under a [ Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License]</ref> (there is a table with compatible licenses at the Copyright FAQ).
  • Note: not all open access publications are under a compatible licence! You have to re-check this each time. Many of them are CC BY SA (and therefore compatible) but many are also CC BY NC ND (not compatible).

IT things[edit]

  • Enabling a script: On the wiki you'd like to enable the script, add importScript('User:EpochFail/ArticleQuality.js') to your common.js page. So here en:User:EMsmile/common.js.
  • A tool to find unreliable sources in the ref list, marking them in colour: User:Headbomb/unreliable (add that to your common.js page, see above).
  • Readability tool: To install this script, go to your common.js and add the following line: importScript('User:Phlsph7/Readability.js'); // Backlink: [[User:Phlsph7/Readability.js]]
  • Twinkle is a popular JavaScript Wikipedia gadget that gives autoconfirmed registered users many extra options to assist them in common Wikipedia maintenance tasks and to help them deal with acts of vandalism or unconstructive edits.
  • To edit my Twinkle javascript page:
  • To edit the template for my Welcome note:,,


  • Revision deletion can be requested using the template {{copyvio-revdel}}: Place the template on the current version, and list in the template which diffs need to be hidden and why. Please see the template documentation for full instructions.


User statistics regarding mobile phone use[edit]

Creating a graph[edit]

  • This helpful description was provided to me by User:Efbrazil . "For that graphic I put the data in Excel, pasted the chart into Powerpoint, then added the text there along with stuff like the curly braces, exported as svg from powerpoint, then touched up the svg in notepad to get the fonts right and remove some weird span breaks in the text so that localization can be done. It's not very elegant I'm afraid. For a minor edit like that text change I mentioned I simply check the file out, open it in notepad, make the text change, then check it back in. No localization or anything else gets messed up that way. The other thing you can use is inkscape, which is an open source svg editor that works pretty well. It's pretty heavy duty though- feels a bit like an adobe product in terms of having a hundred toolbar buttons on screen at once. I use that to edit svg files visually."
  • See also discussion here about copyright issues with graphs from IPCC reports:

Contact me[edit]

You can send me an e-mail via Wikipedia like this: Special:EmailUser/EMsmile. If you have a gripe to settle with me, something that you think I have done wrong, something that annoyed you terribly, or some constructive criticism please consider using direct e-mail as it might help to clarify or defuse the situation more efficiently than writing publicly on an article's talk page might. Just something to think about in the interest of keeping things positive and less confrontational.