Welcome to Harmil's home on Wikipedia. I've been working on a varied list of things. Feel free to look around and leave a message on my talk page if you want to communicate.
- 1 Pages I've created
- 2 Disputes
- 3 Referencing
- 4 Ongoing or completed projects
- 5 Off-Wiki
- 6 Dumpster diving
- 7 Images I've contributed
- 8 Real world
Pages I've created
Here is a short list of the pages I'm most proud of:
And here is the full list:
Some of these are listed as "stubs", but they are the articles which I put at least some non-trivial research and detail into.
History, Geography and Politics
Alaska Native Regional Corporations, Arctic Submarine Laboratory, James Bevel, Chacchoben, Children's Crusade (civil rights), Dyke (lesbian) (based on an existing disambiguation entry at Dyke), Electronics Research Center, Feast of the Ass, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Gascoigne Bluff, Edward Howland Robinson Green, Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, Irving Friedman, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Waldo K. Lyon, Middlesex Fells Reservation, Mono language (Native American), Native Village of Afognak, Native Village of Barrow, Naval Electronics Laboratory, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, NSA call database, Packet trade, Round Hill, Massachusetts, Saint Paul Island, Alaska, Sandra Scoppettone, Tanadgusix Corporation, Two flue harpoon, Wamsutta, Wamsutta Club, West Florida Controversy, World War II: Aleutian Islands
American toad, Hundred-Dollar, Hundred-Digit Challenge problems, Lycoperdon perlatum, Obsidian hydration dating, Penicillium glaucum, Powderpost beetle, Radiant (meteor shower), Rana palustris, Swamp beacon
General: Brave New World in popular culture and List of quotes from Shakespeare in Brave New World (based on a re-structuring of Brave New World), Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, Lovecraftian horror (based on a re-structuring of H. P. Lovecraft)
If something is currently contested, I try to avoid edit warring. Rather, I bring those items here to see how they play out over time, and allow other editors to look in and contribute:
- reversion to Magic_item (disambiguation) - An editor seems to have strong opinions that "see also" sections don't belong on disambiguation pages... or that Artifact (a disambiguation page) should not appear on this particular dab's See also. I've backed off for a bit to see if he improves the disambiguation any, and/or provides some access to the extended information.
A number of articles have required extensive citations, rather than any structural changes:
Ongoing or completed projects
In some cases, these projects are still ongoing, but significant portions have been accomplished.
- Previous 500 patrol: I review some of the newest articles starting from the 500th most recent. This helps to catch some of the items that the typical RC-patroler might have missed.
- Historical information regarding New Bedford, Massachusetts and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
- An overhaul of Drought with respect to historical droughts.
- Work related to the List of Native Alaskan Tribal Entities and List of Native American Tribal Entities still rages on:
- Wrote a new, simpler example version of The Aristocrats joke.
- Addition of the history of Western performing arts to Performing arts.
- Citation projects:
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Greyhawk - The quest to bring as much detail about Greyhawk (both fictional and historical) as possible.
- Overhaul of Dynamic programming language.
I also contribute to the Perl 6 design and development effort where I can. Right now, I'm working on the "synopsis" process, which is essentially the summarization of non-existant specs, based on ephemeral communications gathered from the Web, mailing lists and IRC ;-)
I contribute to Conservapedia (http://www.conservapedia.com) for now, in an attempt to see if the folks running it are truly interested in being encyclopedic. I welcome you to join me in contributing to it in good faith.
That said, comments like this one (that was left on my Conservapedia talk page) make me wonder how it could all turn out to be anything but the Fox News of online encyclopedias:
|“||I know that other sources are much more scholarly in normal use, and after review, I realize that your edits to Atheism were quite well done. However, for future reference, if the Bible sheds any light on any subject, it should be included first, and be considered authoritative. I don't agree with it, but it's the rule.||”|
These are articles I've saved (or am trying to save) from the VfD trash bin. I usually re-write the stub (or replace blatant ads or resumes) and fill in any needed supplemental pages in order to make the case for the topic. For some (e.g. The Poppykettle Papers) this results in some fun research finds (Poppykettle Festival). For others like Acushnet Company, I do it because I started out knowing that a poorly written article was actually about a notable topic.
I am no longer working on the AFD/VFD process. It just got too political and too many people were complaining that any time spent on such articles was a waste of time.
Acushnet Company, Adidas 1, Michael Carter, Galaxy Desserts, Innate bisexuality, LSOL.com, Release Management (moved to transwiki), Ruth Parasol, PBS Kids, The Poppykettle Papers, Protein ontology, Rick Schmidlin, Sandra Scoppttone/Sandra Scoppettone, Trudi LeCaine
None so far, knock on wood....
Images I've contributed
Harmil finds the phrase, "contemporary hit-driven Dance music product," amusing.
Harmil also finds this edit to be the funniest edit ever.
I try to maintain several sets of articles related to gaming where I consider my gaming hobbies to be specifically notable. Here are some areas in which I think that's true: