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About me

Hi there. I've been a sysop here since 2008, and was an oversighter between 2012 and 2019. Most of my substantial edits have been to articles relating to popular culture, which is a fancy way of saying "games, sports and music". More recently I tend to do stuff like adding references to biographies of living persons.

I follow the football teams of my hometown and my country (for my sins). I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2016.

You can get in touch with me by clicking here, hitting the "new section" or "+" tab in the menubar to the top of this page. If your request requires privacy, please feel free to find me on IRC (as "foks"), or get me via email (if you have an account).

I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation (as JSutherland (WMF)), but this is my personal account. Edits, statements, or other contributions made from this account are my own, and may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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WikiCup 2021 November newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year and the finalists can relax! Our Champion this year is Botswana The Rambling Man (submissions), who amassed over 5000 points in the final round, achieving 8 featured articles and almost 500 reviews. It was a very competitive round; seven of the finalists achieved over 1000 points in the round (enough to win the 2019 contest), and three scored over 3000 (enough to win the 2020 event). Our 2021 finalists and their scores were:

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Art Sqool has been accepted[edit]

Art Sqool, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.

Congratulations, and thank you for helping expand the scope of Wikipedia! We hope you will continue making quality contributions.

The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on its talk page. Most new articles start out as Stub-Class or Start-Class and then attain higher grades as they develop over time. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

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Thanks again, and happy editing!

ZXCVBNM (TALK) 23:10, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Submitting your draft[edit]

Hi, I hope you don't mind me submitting your draft to mainspace. I simply thought it was already solid enough to be an article as it was, and there was no need for it to remain as a draft. If you want to continue adding to it, then feel free. ZXCVBNM (TALK) 23:16, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

@Zxcvbnm: Ah, I was hoping to do that myself since I planned to submit it for DYK. But that's fine :) — 🦊 08:34, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

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DYK for Art Sqool[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Art Sqool, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the developer of Art Sqool did not attend art school? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Art Sqool. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Art Sqool), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
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