|This user is an instructor for the course Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Northeastern_University/Online_Communities_(2018-1-SP).|
I've used this account as a WikiGnome since 2004 -— I edited anonymously before that. In 2010 I published Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia, a book about Wikipedia's historical roots, collaborative culture, and much debated legacy. That same year I reconstructed Wikipedia from its first ten thousand edits. You can read more about my work at my home page.
Most of my recent activity has been shepherding student contributions within an online communities course. Students post Questions, Insights, and Comments in response to readings, write or extend articles, and reflect on their experiences as nascent Wikipedians, as you can see in the course pages:
I'm sad the article onwas deleted: it is interesting and instructive and I keep a copy here.
For students, you can use internal or external links to point to:
- a version of a page: Special:Permalink/623998644 or .
- a specific contribution (or "diff"): Special:Diff/623998644 or  .
And you can, of course, use a nicer name for any of these links.