User:Peter coxhead

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Chamomile@original size.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Plants.
Nohat-logo-XI-big-text.png As of 14 March 2015, this user was one of the 1100 most active Wikipedians by total number of edits, so is clearly a Wikipediholic.

"Wikipedia:The encyclopedia that anyone who understands the norms, socializes him or herself, dodges the impersonal wall of semi-automated rejection and still wants to voluntarily contribute his or her time and energy can edit." (From "Wikipedia losing editors, study says",

Why is there information about me here? Because I'm very uneasy about anonymous editing. I understand why in some countries there are good reasons for editors to be anonymous. However, this doesn't apply to most regular editors on the English Wikipedia. In all blogs and wikis, anonymity appears to encourage aggression and abuse; Wikipedia is far from being an exception.

Having 'retired', I currently have an honorary position in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK – which is useful for Wikipedia editing since I can access journals for which the institution has a subscription. My interests outside computer science include:

  • botany of all kinds
  • gardening – as a plantsman rather than a designer
  • natural history in general
  • taxonomy – I studied zoology at University many years ago, and have maintained an interest in taxonomy through computational statistics, including numerical taxonomy.

Should you wish to know more about me, see my personal web site.

Committed identity: 6b2472efd4a2b71e6b0b88fe62e2efc3031aa028d854a8277498c2c370dbbc1e535e9aa0d6fbb5bc56cca3a5dbf43adf03a6e52400c8dca5ce4065b6966f57f5 is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.

Wikipedia articles of interest to me[edit]

The purpose of these lists is to try to keep track of things I'm interested in.

Pages I started[edit]

  • Articles created: lists articles (i.e. pages in article space) which I'm likely to continue to work on from time to time. (Various stubs, redirects, etc. are excluded.)


Articles to which I've made a substantial contribution[edit]

Other articles I'm interested in[edit]


Good article reviews I've done:

  1. Clavaria zollingeri – pass
  2. Chlamys hastata – pass

To Do[edit]