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Funcrunch, aka Pax Ahimsa Gethen, can also be found at and on Mastodon.[1]

Pax Ahimsa Gethen, aka Funcrunch.

My current (2016–present) focus on Wikipedia is improving representation of marginalized people. Transgender/nonbinary people and Black people[2] are my priorities. I have been active on the LGBT Studies and Women in Red WikiProjects and the Whose Knowledge? user group.

At the inaugural Bay Area WikiSalon in April 2016, I participated on a panel discussing transgender issues, and talked about my experiences and frustrations with trans coverage on Wikipedia. I gave presentations on this subject at WikiConference North America in October 2016[3] and at the Wikimedia Foundation in June 2017.[4]

In June 2016, I created a proposal for the Inspire Campaign to combat harassment by protecting user pages from editing by anonymous and new users. Six months and an RfC later, this idea was implemented via an edit filter. You can read all about it in The Signpost. I also gave a presentation on this subject at WikiConference North America in August 2017.[5]

In April 2019, I was one of the editors featured in a New York Times article about harassment on Wikipedia. For more context and details about the harassment I experienced, see my post on Medium.

In August 2023, I was named Media Contributor of the Year for the 2023 Wikimedian of the Year awards. That same month, the Bay Area Reporter published an article about me and my contributions to the Wikimedia projects.

I contribute to Wikipedia (and Wikimedia Commons) on my own time; no one pays me to do so. If I do ever edit a page directly related to my employment, I will post a COI declaration as appropriate.

Articles created etc.

Articles I started (Not including redirects or disambiguation pages; full list here)

Articles I've made significant contributions to (selected)

Barnstars etc.
I've followed your work for a while, but didn't know you were on WP. I found your userpage just now after Googling to see if there was finally enough sourcing to write a bio for A. Breeze Harper, and discovering somebody had done a better job than I could have. Thanks for all your contributions! FourViolas (talk) 01:52, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the note! :-) Funcrunch (talk) 01:54, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks for contributing such a fine article about Felicia Elizondo! Sandbergja (talk) 23:06, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks so much! :-D Funcrunch (talk) 23:07, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

The Real Life Barnstar
Excellent presentation today. Thanks. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:56, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks very much! Funcrunch (talk) 05:03, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
+1 Pleasure meeting you this weekend! 'Til next time. ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:37, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Likewise and thanks! Funcrunch (talk) 16:34, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
The Editor's Barnstar
Outstanding job on the article for Amos C. Brown. It looks great! Scorpion293 (talk) 23:45, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
@Scorpion293: Thanks much! Funcrunch (talk) 23:47, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your help with Draft:Asia Kate Dillon!

Cassolotl (talk) 20:04, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

@Cassolotl: Aw thanks, glad to help :-) Funcrunch (talk) 21:03, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you so much for being a loud voice among the Wikipedias for trans and nonbinary people!!

Mangostaniko (talk) 17:28, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

@Mangostaniko: Thanks very much! :-) Funcrunch (talk) 17:38, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for all that you do for Wikimedia projects and free knowledge. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:19, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

👍 Like -Pete Forsyth (talk) 06:40, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

@Cullen328 and Peteforsyth: Thanks to both of you! I plan to blog about my ten year Wikipediversary later today. Funcrunch (talk) 14:05, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Congrats on hitting 10,000 and thanks for all your work!

And don't worry, the butter on this toast sandwich is vegan butter :) Astrophobe (talk) 20:54, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Haha, you must have seen my post on Facebook :-) Thanks, I do love toast! Funcrunch (talk) 20:56, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
The Purple Barnstar
I've seen you targeted by two absolutely unwarranted attacks in the past week. Thank you for your continued efforts to improve Wikipedia, and here's hoping that your future volunteered time is met with less vitriol. Firefangledfeathers (talk / contribs) 18:47, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

Thanks, much appreciated :-) Funcrunch (talk) 18:51, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thank you for all of your work to protect the encyclopedia, including the Lia Thomas article. Beccaynr (talk) 16:22, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks very much! :-) Funcrunch (talk) 16:22, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for all your work! <3

VatBatCat (talk) 15:25, 31 August 2023 (UTC)

@VatBatCat: Aw, thanks! :-) Funcrunch (talk) 15:27, 31 August 2023 (UTC)


  1. ^ See these instructions on MediaWiki for verifying links used on user pages.
  2. ^ Of course, these groups do overlap, as I know from firsthand experience.
  3. ^ The Transgender Gap: Abstract, Google Slides presentation, PDF
  4. ^ Living Persons: YouTube video, Google Slides presentation, PDF
  5. ^ Facing Defacement: Google Slides presentation, PDF, video