|This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.
The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
I am the author of a natural language programming system called EngScript. I have also written a a multilingual programming language translator that converts several programming languages into several other languages.
Why Wikipedia needs a better peer review system:
Instead of relying on peer review, Wikipedia relies mostly on administrator tools, but there is a chronic shortage of administrators in Wikipedia. A peer-review system could solve several chronic problems in Wikipedia:
- Numerous hoax articles would not have been published if they had been peer-reviewed before publication. The new page patrol system does not prevent hoaxes from being published in pre-existing articles.
- Long-term vandalism is unlikely to end unless Wikipedia's current peer review system is improved. The Stack Exchange Network has a very successful peer review system that Wikipedia should emulate.
- In lieu of peer-review, Wikipedia sometimes includes arbitration enforcement warnings on pages such as this one. Unlike peer-review, the WP:arbitration enforcement system creates a very intimidating environment for many of Wikipedia's editors.
My current Wikipedia to-do list
Redirect pages to create
WP:Content forks to merge
Things to refactor
- Missing pages in Category:List of metropolitan areas
- Redundant parameters in "see also" hatnotes
- Improperly formatted "see also" hatnotes
- Categorize some pages with example Java and C# code
- Find an easier way to generate photo montages like the one in Native Americans in the United States.
- Categorize some userbox templates
- Bare-link references
- Improperly formatted disambiguation templates
- Templates that need to be refactored as Lua modules
Unreliable sources that need to be fixed/improved:
My favorite programming tools and programming paradigms
Some topics I'm interested in:
- 1 About me
- 2 Why Wikipedia needs a better peer review system:
- 3 My current Wikipedia to-do list
- 4 Pages that need to be disambiguated:
- 5 List of technical issues that I want to fix eventually
- 6 Why Wikipedia is driving me insane
- 7 About me
- 8 My interests/hobbies/etc.
Pages that need to be disambiguated:
- ?: refers to two separate operators, but this page is only about one of those operators. There is no clear primary topic, so a disambiguation page might be useful here.
- New Order: This page is about a band, but "New Order" also refers to an entire era of Indonesian history, along with many other unrelated uses. Jarble (talk) 01:18, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
List of technical issues that I want to fix eventually
Why Wikipedia is driving me insane
Participation among Wikipedia's editors has been declining steadily since 2007.
Wikipedia describes itself as a project to gather "the sum of all human knowledge". Nonetheless, more than 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia every day, and only administrators are allowed to view these articles
Some articles that have been unnecessarily deleted:
Unfortunately, these articles are invisible to almost all of Wikipedia's readers.
- The article was undeleted, but it was nominated for deletion again and deleted a second time.
- TAKE ACTION games, a game studio which produced a game called Darfur is Dying
- Many articles about esoteric programming languages have been deleted from the English Wikipedia.
- sEnglish, a natural language programming language
I am an occasional Wikipedia editor. I sometimes correct spelling and grammar mistakes on the English Wikipedia. I also try to find pages that need to be merged, and tag them for merging as necessary.
List of redundant and tedious tasks that should be performed by Wikipedia bots
- Identifying unreferenced sections
- Automatically re-creating Google Books citations using the Google Books Citation Tool
- Automatically tagging articles that have no references or sources
- Automatically tagging articles that use bare URLs for citations
- Finding duplicate references within the same article
- Finding redundant links within the same article
- Identifying large paragraphs that have been copied and pasted from one article to another