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I am a Wikipedia editor who enjoys contributing to articles about technical subjects – electronics, computer science, construction, and related fields. I began editing under this username in October 2009, when I added some information to the article NEMA connector. You can leave a message for me at User talk:PleaseStand.

Content work

I often correct spelling, grammar, usage, and style issues in existing articles and sometimes create or expand new articles. Some have appeared on the main page. Did you know...

Technical work

I have created several JavaScript add-ons that simplify or enhance common Wikipedia editing tasks, and I sometimes answer questions at the help desk or technical village pump.

List of user scripts

References segregator
Temporarily moves footnotes to a separate text box on the edit screen, adding them back in when the page is saved. (For use with the source editor, not VisualEditor.)
Comment highlighter
Highlights comments you had posted on talk pages.
User info
Adds some extra information to user and user talk pages: gender, rights, account age, and edit count.
Hide Vector sidebar
Hides the page's sidebar, allowing you to expand it only when necessary. (For use with the default "Vector" skin.)
User script sandbox
Allows you to carry out experiments with user JS and CSS code locally – that is, without saving it to your user JS/CSS page first.

Barnstars / awards

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
Great work! Sidebar hider is a productivity booster for vertical screen! Nulusr (talk) 05:14, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

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Awesome job on making this script. I hope Wikipedia eventually allows you to hide the sidebar as a built-in option.

MeanMotherJr (talk) 05:21, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png Another Technical Barnstar
I hear you found and reported a mediawiki bug! Good on you! (talk) 19:46, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
Hide Vector Sidebar is a very useful script. Thank you. xander (talk) 16:17, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for helping make sure the MediaWiki release has all it's Ps and Qs in order. MarkAHershberger(talk) 15:13, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
"What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
With many thanks for the brilliant references segregator, which means I no longer spend my wikilife screaming and shaking my fist at citation templates. Now, instead, I just blissfully switch them off! :) SlimVirgin talk|contribs 14:49, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar may be awarded to those that show a pattern of going the extra mile to be nice, without being asked.

This Barnstar is awarded to PleaseStand. Thank you for taking the time to answer my CSS question, that was incredibly kind. I have seen you around, and you are always so helpful to other editors. Editors like yourself, who selflessly help others is the foundation of this project. Adamtheclown (talk) 00:28, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Goldenwiki.png The Wiki Puzzle Piece Award

You've been rewarded one of the indispensable puzzle pieces of the Wikipedia puzzle!
You and everything you have done make up one piece of the Wikipedia puzzle.
Each piece is important to the puzzle and without each, Wikipedia would not be complete.
You've been rewarded the Wiki Puzzle Piece Award - Puzzle Piece Three! ~ QwerpQwertus ---------------- Award One

Allaroundamazingbarnstar.png All Around Amazing Barnstar
Awarded to PleaseStand for his technical brilliance
You really are one of the finest coders I've ever come across on wikipedia. Thankyou!! Dr. Blofeld White cat 13:26, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
For creating the subpage search. Many thanks. Sole Soul (talk) 15:54, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

List of alternative accounts

Wikipedia policy allows using publicly linked alternative accounts for specific purposes. Below is a list of all accounts I have created for use, or used, on this wiki, verifiable using the user creation log (1, 2).

Username Date created Purpose of account
Invitatious (talk · contribs) May 21, 2006 Oldest account, no longer in use as of July 27, 2006. Edits from February 2012 were only to prove control of account.
PleaseStand (talk · contribs) October 18, 2009 Current main account, used for most manual and assisted edits to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.
PleaseStand (alt) (talk · contribs) March 21, 2010 For editing Wikipedia from computers that I cannot ensure the security of, such as public computers or those of friends or relatives.
PleaseStand (test) (talk · contribs) June 11, 2010 For testing site features or JavaScript with a default set of user preferences or without special user rights.
PleaseStand (bot) (talk · contribs) June 20, 2010 For running approved bots and bots exempt from approval; not used for manual edits. (Formerly named User:PSBot, not to be confused with User:PsBot.)

I might have also, while logged out, created some doppelgänger accounts in June or July 2006. These were intended to prevent, prior to the introduction of AntiSpoof, the use of confusable characters for impersonation. I created these while logged out and do not recall any specific usernames (which might have been variations on those of other users for all I know). I likely set the passwords to random strings to prevent further access.

Everything else

You can find a list of all my user pages on this wiki at Special:PrefixIndex/User:PleaseStand.