Jethro was a nickname given to me by some friends of mine who liked this rock band with a flautist. Jethrobot was inspired by the same group of friends after watching I, Robot (I haven't seen it). In the weird way that nicknames tend to stick, it did. And so it was I, Jethrobot. I later changed the -bot to -BT because "bot" might cause folks to think I'm not a real boy. The BT doesn't stand for anything in particular.
I joined Wikipedia on Sunday, August 13th in 2006, making some edits to Dragon Quest Yangus and Game Boy, but I wasn't really active until 2011. I was curious about deletion then; I knew it was easy to add stuff to articles, but didn't know much about how content was removed. So, I started spending my time watching and participating in deletion discussions and letting this sink in. It's been a fun ride since learning how this fantastic project gets built. It's not magic, but it sure feels that way sometimes.
I provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation as a community organizer, but this is my personal account as a volunteer. Edits, statements, or other contributions made from this account are my own, and may not reflect the views of the Foundation. To talk about my volunteer work on Wikipedia, please leave your message at User talk:I JethroBT. If you want to talk about my work at the Wikimedia Foundation, please get in touch with me at User talk:I JethroBT (WMF).
Benjamin Moore & Co. - Kind of looked like a copyvio at first, but wasn't. This isn't a particularly long article, but the company received some coverage and several awards for its paint products, so I added in content to reflect these findings.
Merz Apothecary - Started as a stub, and found some decent sources about its history to flesh out the article a bit more.
 Some words from Drmies (talk·contribs) on a lot of stuff, like curbing your enthusiasm, though I don't care so much for the old vs. young stuff.
 A new editor has this to say after being feeling pushed away by warnings and incorrect reverts identified as vandalism to her contributions. We all need to be careful of being BITEy.
Iryna Harpy (talk·contribs) comments on how in their (and definitely my) childhood, Wikipedia is the blow-your-mind kind of futuristic stuff we dreamed about: "the stuff of science fiction", she says. I definitely agree.
 This exchange between Jimbo Wales and Robert McClenon about acknowledging that our community tolerates incivility, and considerations on what we might do about it.
You asked for an explanation at the RfA. If you don't mind I will answer here rather than take up room at the RfA. I have 5 adult children and 13 grandchildren. When my second son was 10 years old, he carved his name into a bus stop bench. I saw it and asked if he had done it. He said he did. We went to the bus stop, waited for the next bus, and I had my son apologize to the driver for his act of vandalism. The driver was quiziczl and probably didnt have any idea what was going on. But...my son knew there would be consequences to his actions. I dont know what User:Sigma's act against Conservitopia was. He will not elaborate. But I get the impression that he didnt UN-do it. Even now, a year later he could do something, anything. His regret and apology to wikipedia editors is meaningless. ```Buster SevenTalk 07:08, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
I would argue that a sincere expression of regret of one's poor judgment or an apology is never meaningless, but I can understand that this might not be sufficiently satisfactory for some, and that a clearer undoing of harm would be valuable. I, Jethrobotdrop me a line (note: not a bot!) 07:18, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
Meaningless in the sense that Wikipedia and its editors were not "the harmed", not the victim of his vandalism. So why apologize to us. He might as well go to Amazon.com and say he regrets his actions. They dont mean anything since they are directed at the wrong party. I accept his expression of regret and don't intend to sound vindictive. From the supports I get that he is a good editor. This little delay in his admin coronation will most likely do him good. Nice to meet you. ```Buster SevenTalk 07:34, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
For assisting newcomers on Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions. Your responses have always been friendly and helpful, and your participation is highly appreciated. Keep up the great work! xanchester(t) 19:53, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
The Guidance Barnstar
A barnstar for your well-worded and useful advice to editors at Wikipedia:Teahouse. I've been contributing there from time to time answering questions, and I noticed your great work there. Northamerica1000(talk) 01:24, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for protecting my user page. Details may be seen at #3 to #6 hereTito☸Dutta 17:14, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Barnstar of Awesome
You are hereby awarded the Barnstar of Awesome for your amazing work alpha-testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Over 180 bugs were identified and 143 of them have been fixed already! (The rest are catalogued as known bugs).
You. Are. Awesome. Check out your name in the game credits here: WP:TWA/About.
Thank you again :) --User:Ocaasi 17:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
The Real Life Barnstar
A Barnstar for organizing Chicago meetup!! Prabodh 22:09, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Thank you J for all your help and advice that you have offered me within the past 2 days. your support and faith in me has really been appreciated. I feel more confident in myself thanks to al your advice and wisdom regarding a few of my struggles. Can't thank you enough. :) :) Kendall (talk) 21:25, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
In thanks for all the work you do, especially to promote mentorship of newer editors.Cullen328Let's discuss it 05:14, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
The WikiProject Barnstar
For your extensive contributions to the Military history WikiProject, as evidenced by your nomination in the 2014 "Military History Newcomer of the Year" awards, I am delighted to present you with this WikiProject Barnstar!TomStar81 (Talk) 02:35, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for helping PMML get started as a GLAM. According to the WikiProject directory, GLAM/Pritzker is the 2nd largest Cultural Partnership WikiProject as of today! TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:20, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
For your lovely contribution Kindness and Concern, as evidenced by your sweet invitation to the Co-op, I am delighted and completely unauthorized to present you with this WikiLove Barnstar!Asdiprizio (Talk)(UTC)
For closing an RFC that would result in people complaining no matter how you close it, I award you the You can't please everyone barnstar. Your work in difficult areas is appreciated. HighInBC 16:25, 23 March 2016 (UTC)