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I have created this account for the editing of articles on military ranks, medals, and badges. I pledge to adhere to the polices of WP:NPA and WP:CIV in my editing and will do my best to adhere to WP:NOR when adding material to this encyclopedia.

Everything on Wikipedia is for fun. Assume that everything you write will be made fun of, heavily edited, and eventually deleted. Take nothing personally and remember that this is just the internet and not the real world. If you want your work taken seriously, publish it professionally and do not post it here. -OberRanks Prime Directive of Wikipedia

THE LAW OF HUSNOCK: As discussions with OberRanks intensify, the probability of mentioning Husnock will increase to 100%

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Advice for new Users[edit]

My new user badge from 2004

Having been on this site now for several years, I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly and like to think I know how people tend to think and act on Wikipedia. The points below are advice I once gave to a new user and, as it might help others, also chose to post it here. It's just advice, but I think good advice.

  • Create a User Page: Do this right away. Red link user names tend to turn people off. They tend to think they are vandals or otherwise here to start trouble. Don't even get me started on anon ip edits.
  • Avoid being Single Purpose: Being labeled as a single purpose account will draw suspicion and criticism one does not need. SPA labeling tends to happen if a brand new user, with no edits to their name, shows up on a highly active article and starts making major changes or blanking entire sections. Try to edit several non-controversial articles before taking on the big fish.
  • Don't flaunt Credentials: I've been very guilty of this. Avoid saying who you are in the real world and especially advertising education or military service. I've seen many a user fall hard and fast showing up on talk pages demanding respect because they have a degree or that they held a certain rank in the military. I was one of them and learned the hard way.
  • Don't Edit War: Goes without saying. New users who start edit warring, blanking articles, or violating WP:3RR tend to get targeted by others and kicked off the site real fast.
  • Have fun!: This can be a fun site if you make it so. So, yes, have fun!

Wikipedia Awards[edit]

800px-Wiki Lots of Barnstar Ribbon.pngOriginal Ribbon 2.pngRibbon numeral 5.png
Tireless Contributor Ribbon.pngMilitary history Ribbon.pngHalf Barnstar Ribbon.png
Veteran Editor 1C.svgCurrent Event Ribbon.pngWorking Man Ribbon.png
Diligence Ribbon.pngLife Ribbon.png800px-Wiki Chocolate Chip Cookie Ribbon.png
Welcome to my awards section. In over a decade on Wikipedia, I have accumulated Lots of Barnstars!
Original Barnstar (Five Awards)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar

The Half Barnstar

  • My friend Kierzek has the other half

Veteran Editor (IV) Service Award

  • 20,078 registered edits as of October 17th, 2004. First edit on April 28th, 2004 [1][2]

Content Review Medal

Working Man's Barnstar

Barnstar of Diligence

Barnstar of Life

Wiki Cookie Award

The above Wikipedia award history encompasses edits both under the OberRanks and Husnock accounts from 2004 to the present

Personal Pages[edit]

Edit count[edit]

Lasted updated 14 April 2017

  • OberRanks: 9,821
  • Husnock: 12,977
  • Werewolfman07: 23

TOTAL: 22,821 [3]

My first edit on Wikipedia!

Rank Award Edits Date
Registered Editor Registered editor badge with tildes.jpg 1 April 2004
Novice Editor Editor - white ribbon - 0 pips.jpg 200 June 2004
Apprentice Editor Editor - blue ribbon - 0 pips.jpg 1,000 July 2004
Journeyman Editor Editor - bronze ribbon - 1 pip.jpg 2,041 October 2004
Yeoman Editor Editor - silver ribbon - 2 pips.jpg 4,530 April 2005
Rank Award Edits Date
Experienced Editor Editor - gold ribbon - 3 pips.jpg 7,550 October 2005
Veteran Editor Editor - iron star.jpg 9,227 April 2006
Veteran Editor II Editor - bronze star.jpg 12,000 December 2006
Veteran Editor III Editor - silver star.jpg 16,000 April 2010
Veteran Editor IV Editor - gold star.jpg 20,078 October 2014


Ranks and Uniforms[edit]

Military Articles[edit]

Service records[edit]

SS Records[edit]

German Navy articles[edit]

The crew of U-96, and their corresponding actors from the film Das Boot

Service Numbers[edit]

I am the creator and main contributor to the U.S. service number articles which include:

Service Biographies[edit]


Administrative links[edit]

Project Pages[edit]

Interesting Things[edit]

Beware of this webpage [6]. They have stolen material from every Wikipedia article on military ranks!

Also beware of this attacker of military rank articles!

First Things First[edit]

People I know or have met who have Wikipedia articles[edit]






Star Trek

I was also once in the same room as William Shatner but wasn't able to approach or talk to him.


Names I have been called on Wikipedia[edit]

  • An ignorant asshole
  • A jerk
  • A juvenile
  • A layman
  • A rank fetishist
  • A rapist
  • A squid
  • A threat to the project
  • A troll who deserves little respect
  • A twelve year old
  • A user who treats other users like objects to be ignored

And of course...a Nazi! (several times)

Our counterparts[edit]