User:Kevin Myers

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USER: KEVIN MYERS
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To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. — Cicero

Greetings!

Portrait of George Washington.jpeg This user is a member of the American Revolutionary War task force.

I've been hanging around here since September 2004. Wikipedia is a great resource. I try to do my small part on a relatively narrow range of topics, usually having to do with the American Revolution and the history of the Ohio Country. I generally stay away from high-profile articles, which require more time to maintain than I am able to give.

A few years back, I caught the featured article bug and created some of my best work:

Featured article star.svg Daniel Boone 
Featured status 25 September 2006, made it to the Main Page on 26 January 2008. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first featured article about a participant in the American Revolutionary War. Genealogy cruft is the major problem when trying to maintain quality. People love to add alleged family connections, such as: Britney Spears is descended from one of his brothers, or Boone's cousin married a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, etc. An early version of the article traced his ancestry to before the Norman Conquest! This one gets too much vandalism for me to keep on my watchlist, but I check it every few months to repair the damage.
Featured article star.svg Crawford expedition 
Winner of Danny's third contest on 9 November 2006 (a wonderfully unexpected honor), featured status 26 November 2006. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first featured article about an event in the American Revolutionary War. Apparently, no other Revolutionary War article had even been rated "A class". Crawford's Defeat was once fairly well known, but I don't think it gets mentioned in history classes anymore.
Featured article star.svg Lochry's Defeat 
"Did you know?" entry for 7 December 2006, promoted to featured on 21 April 2007. A battle so little known your history professor has probably never heard of it. There are some Revolutionary War battles even more obscure, but I'm not sure if there's enough secondary material to raise them to featured status. Might be interesting sometime to see just how obscure a battle could be and still become featured.
Featured article star.svg Pontiac's Rebellion 
Featured on 7 May 2007 after 2.5 years in the making. This appears to be the first featured article about an American Indian war. A few more reviews like this, and Mom might invite me to family reunions again. Had its day on the Main Page on 9 May 2009.

I haven't attempted to write any featured articles since then, but I still enjoy bringing the odd article up to snuff. My highlight reel from the last several years includes the Illinois campaign, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the United States Declaration of Independence, the Townshend Acts, list of delegates to the Continental Congress, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Madame Montour, Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Molly Brant, and the Whiskey Rebellion.

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Do you want to collaborate in the edition of Jessie J's page?[edit]

Hi, I'm JD3rulo. The thing is that I'm a huge fan of Jessie J, I have made changes in her page, but other users have removed them, replying that the links I referred to don't belong to reliable sources. So I'm wondering if you could dedicate part of your time in helping me to fill some topics that are abandoned, such as Jessie J's vocal type, range and also writing updated news about her career lately. I hope you can help me, cause it seems Jessie's page has been forgotten. If you need some help to write about any article or making research, you can count on me, so this is the only thing I can give you: my friendship to make wikipedia a better and updated site. Chao, have a nice day!JD3rulo (talk) 09:44, 16 October 2013 (UTC)