- I'm just here to work on an encyclopedia.
- I believe edit summaries are an oft-missed opportunity for communication, and I use them pretty religiously. In fact, I rarely use my rollback privilege, because it leaves uninformative summaries.
- I try to observe a one revert rule, except in obvious cases of repeated vandalism.
- I think references are very important—otherwise, this isn't much of an encyclopedia. I like inline citations.
Articles I've put a lot of work into
See my other edit stats.
Other things I work on
- Developing Navibot. It finds missing disambiguation entries and adds them to the appropriate page—see below
- Developing enwikipedia, a bot that announces featured Wikipedia content on Twitter
- Cleaning up references and citations
- Adding Persondata
- Applying MOSDAB
Tools I use
I'm working on Navibot. It will find disambiguation entries, e.g.:
- Pages of the form foo (bar) that are missing from a foo (disambiguation) page (or a foo page that's in Category:Disambiguation)
- Pages of the form foo (disambiguation) that do not have a disamb link from foo.
- Missing disambiguation pages—that is, there are three or more real articles named foo, foo (bar), etc., but no foo (disambiguation)
I'm also thinking of writing a formatting bot that would do stuff like this:
- Correctly italicize titles in obvious cases, e.g., this Primeval (film) can be corrected to this Primeval (film).
- Clean up non-standard -th, etc., dates, like in Nicolaus von Amsdorf:
- He died at Eisenach on May 14th 1565
- But see discussion with idiosyncratic editor: User_talk:Johndburger#What_about_the_dates.3F
A "descriptor" bot (terrible name).
- Find bare mentions of people in lists like "Notable graduates" or "Notable residents"
- Formulate short descriptions from the corresponding article, using WP:Persondata and other heuristics
- Add these descriptions to the bare mentions in the list
This approach could also be used when adding entries to disambiguation pages.
To do list
- Add main pages to categories where appropriate.
- Putting Boston_Latin_School#Notable_alumni in Category:Boston Latin School alumni
- Expand Human language technology
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