User:Joe Decker

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Welcome! I'm Joe Decker, I'm an editor, OTRS volunteer and administrator here on Wikipedia.

When I'm not editing Wikipedia, I'm a professional nature photographer[1] based in the Silicon Valley region of California.[2] My job occasionally leaves me out of communication for as much as a couple weeks as a time.

I am not related to the "World's Fittest Man", nor the late baseball pitcher of the same name.

Sensitive matters should be handed by using the "Email this user" link along the left column, underneath "Tools".

I would prefer, however, that routine matters that are not sensitive on Wikipedia be addressed on talk pages, either my own or the relevant talk pages for the article in question.


  1. ^ Siber, Kate (9 November 2009). "Gear Test: Camera Bags". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Wallace, Rebecca (5 November 2010). "Hunting the elusive image". Palo Alto Weekly. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 

• I have an alternate account for security reasons, both for use in public hotspots, etc., and to use when browsing/editing from my gadgets.
• I also have a little bot, User:Joe's Null Bot. How can a 'bot be (in a very minor way) useful with zero contributions? Take a look and find out. I also operated the now inactive User:Joe's Olympic Bot in 2012.
• Why yes, I do have some Userboxen, as well as a few milestones in my WikiHistory, and a few barnstars and other kind words I've received.
• An essay on the problems and perils of using breaking news sources in writing encyclopedia articles. Recommendations for best practices.

I'm better suited for WikiGnoming than writing, and that shows in most of my work here. But I do believe that it is worth the effort to try to write decent articles, even when that doesn't come naturally to me. Articles are what we're here for.

Links: Admin dashboard, Other stuff