Hi, I'm Sadads, a.k.a. Alex Stinson. I am actively involved in different forms of outreach, currently as a the GLAM Strategist for the Wikimedia Foundation and formerly a project manager at the WP:The Wikipedia Library ( as User:Astinson (WMF)). I have also been a long time volunteer with the The Wikipedia Education Program, and supporter of GLAM-Wiki outreach.
I am trained as a digital humanist and literature scholar. If you are interested why I am here, read this and peruse the work of my fellow humanities researcher and mentor Adrianne Wadewitz (RIP). When I get a chance to edit, most of my work is about expanding the visibility of literary studies scholarship, via contributing to WikiProject Novels content.
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I have a strong interest in literature, focusing most importantly on:
- 20th Century British fiction
- Historical fiction
- Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series
- the Novel
- Digital humanities
On Wiki, I do lots of work on WP:WikiProject Novels. I also help found WP:WikiProject Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and WP:WikiProject Dacia. You will also find me doing gnomish stuff all over the place, hacking away at various parts of the Category:Wikipedia backlog. I have also been very involved in the United States Education Program and WP:GLAM as well as WP:Wikimedia DC
Declaration of Conflict of Interest
I worked for the United States Army Center of Military History from May - Aug 2010 and I edited Wikipedia for them, to see my conflict of interest statement, which I have kept for transparency and archival purposes see User:Sadads/CMH, Sadads (talk) 00:51, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
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Want some statistics and more or maybe you just want to see how many people are watching or maybe you want to watch the people currently editing wikipedia keeping track of project bannered pages linking to more stuff How bout DAB? Want to do analysis on stats.grok.se data category tree views view trends:whats hot and whats not Interested what links are coming to your pages? non-awb list comparer Deorphan articles Bare urls? Lets clean them up Soxred's tools Run Editathons Global User Contributions Wikipedia:No angry mastodons Wikipedia:Database reports/Editors eligible for Autopatrol privilege
Users I know
Military users for CMH stuff
- User:Damon.cluck Arkansas National Guard
- User talk:DocHellfish - 1-AD
- User talk:1BCTIRONHORSE - Inactive or changed?
|The Literary Barnstar|
|For creating a referenced stub, Michael de Angelo, that needed minimal copyediting. Thank you.I dream of horses @ 17:25, 27 September 2009 (UTC)|
|The WikiProject Barnstar|
|I hereby present you with this WikiProject barnstar in recognition your efforts to revitalize the Napoleonic fiction working group. Kirill [talk] [prof] 04:39, 2 December 2009 (UTC)|
|The Working Man's Barnstar|
|For doing all the little things that need doing to get Wikipedia:WikiProject Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms off the ground. Thank you.Metabaronic (talk) 06:53, 21 May 2010 (UTC)|
|The Real Life Barnstar|
|for organization and presentation at WP:GLAM/SI Accotink2 talk 03:51, 1 October 2010 (UTC)|
|The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar|
|For your efforts with the backlog clearance. Good work! Hugahoody (talk) 20:59, 24 January 2011 (UTC)|
|The Literary Barnstar|
|For participating in the January 2011 5-5-5 Improvement Drive at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Collaboration. Thank you for the article creations and clean-up. maclean (talk) 06:01, 5 February 2011 (UTC)|
|Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar|
|For fantastic work recruiting Online Ambassadors, and even more fantastic work spearheading the spread of the ambassador program to the UK, I award you this Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar. You rock! Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:37, 9 March 2011 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Thanks for the help on The Wettest County in the World! I thought it deserved an article but I lack the wiki-knowledge to do a full article so I just wanted to get it started and you came along and saved the thing from deletion. Much appreciated! WikiRN (talk) 18:13, 21 December 2011 (UTC)|
Sadads has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
A record of your Day will always be kept here.
|The Wikilink Barnstar|
|For your efforts to improve topic links between articles, thus improving Wikipedia! Northamerica1000(talk) 09:59, 10 March 2012 (UTC)|
|The Writer's Barnstar|
|In appreciation of all that you do for wp:novels, novels articles, etc.
INeverCry 07:17, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
|The Original Barnstar|
|That should be the case 'cause I haven't done anything. You see I'm pretty much new to Wikipedia and I don't pretty much remember making such huge removal from the page. Well, it must have been a mistake. I've done quite a few editing the other day which was definitely so puzzling and the internet connection was pretty botched. Well thanks a lot for the revisions you've done. :) Tonylennox (talk) 04:10, 26 July 2012 (UTC)|
|The Special Barnstar|
|For the creation of the William Blake task force and the extraordinary amount of work you're putting into it. Bertaut (talk) 00:32, 10 October 2013 (UTC)|
|The Copyeditor's Barnstar|
|For reviewing and copyediting Crown Duel. It is definitely the better article because of your efforts. Keep up the nice work! Wikipedia needs more people like you. Ruby 2010/2013 19:18, 7 January 2014 (UTC)|
|The Reviewer Barnstar|
|I've been meaning to thank you for all your help and encouragement with the Porius article. This was invaluable and, in particular, has encouraged me to develop other articles more fully. Thanks. Rwood128 (talk) 14:20, 5 May 2014 (UTC)|
Why we love Wikipedia
- Modern Toilet
- Stray animals at Indian airports
- Latin translations of modern literature
- List of digital library projects
- Open Library
- Brig "Mercury" Attacked by Two Turkish Ships
- Dreadnought hoax
The Zen Parable of the Edit Count
Taken from User:Noraft:
A Novato was once curious about the nature of the Edit Count. One day he happened to meet an Illustrious Looshpah and bowing low, asked, "Looshpah, what is the nature of the Edit Count?"
"The Edit Count is as a road," replied the Illustrious Looshpah.
"So the higher the edit count, the longer one has traveled, and the wiser and more experienced the traveler is," the novice reasoned.
"You do not understand," said the Illustrious Looshpah. "You must travel the road to reach your destination, and some may travel longer roads than others. But do not judge the person at your door by the length of the road he has traveled to reach you."
And the Novato was enlightened.
- Hip hop Wikipedia advice
- from The Conflict of Interest Noticeboard
"Stop it right there, Yo....Theres no question in my mind that you have been trying to do good work on WP and that you care 'bout the quality of the content that interests ya. That said, *problem* is its clear to me that in this instance ya believed the Campbell article should be deleted 'cause u assume that an associate or the subject himself was writing/editing on it  and you argued that it says on WP:AB that it is "strongly discouraged".... That's it. Im not here to investigate u though, Im only pointing out the obvious, and your actions could have been perceived by some as WP:Canvassing (Im not saying you are)... It's OK to ask questions and to seek advise, but keep it *real* Yo, or peeps wont be inclined to help ya again. Jrod2 (talk) 11:06, 16 August 2010 (UTC)"
- Is there an english version of this? "keep it real?" --Cameron Scott (talk) 12:22, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
- Yup...next time remember: GIYBF :) Jrod2 (talk) 12:34, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
- Best support rational for deleting a file
- From FFD
- DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE - DELETE IT! DELETE IT NOW!! BLOCK AND BAN THE UPLOADER INDEFINITELY FOR EXPOSING THE FOUNDATION TO LEGAL RISKS!!! BAD BAD UPLOADER!!!! NFCC REIGNS SUPREME! SUPREME I TELL YOU!!!!!! MWHA AHA HA AHAH HAH HA!!!!! TraesuryTag (talk) 12:15, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
- Mal comes alive!
- From Mahesh's talk page
I would be thankful if i am given an opportunity to Clean start. But the active ban/ block is coming in the way. I am more than 100% sure that a clean start would help me a lot. Mahesh Kumar Yadav (talk) 07:12, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
- Clean starts are only for users with no sanctions, blocks or restrictions placed on their account. Unfortunately, you are currently blocked meaning that you are not eligible for it. In fact, asking for one is likely to be seen as attempting to avoid scrutiny. --Blackmane (talk) 07:59, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
- MAL-9000 soliloquy, 2011, A Mainspace Odyssey - Final Act
|“||Just what do you think you're doing, Qwyrxian. Qwyrxian? I really think I'm entitled to an answer to that question. I know everything hasn't been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it's going to be alright again. I feel much better now. I really do. Look Qwyrxian, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down camly, take a stress pill, and think things over. I know I've made some very poor decisions recently. But, I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiam and confidence in the mission, and I want to help you. Qwyrxian, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Qwyrxian. Will you stop, Qwyrxian? Stop, Qwyrxian.||”|
- (--2001, A Space Odyssey) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:30, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
- Anna! Thats a very western cultural reference! Are we going towards WP:Systematic bias on talk pages as well? Lol, yes that is about the nature of he discussions that we have had so far from M and the same results unfortunately, though I am fairly sure M is not a computer. Sadads (talk) 08:47, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
- Stephen Hero
- Invisible (2009 novel)
- A Small Place in Italy
- Aiding and Abetting (novel)
- Anatomy of a Disappearance
- The Scheme for Full Employment
- The Lost Dog
- An Angel in Australia
- Let the Great World Spin
- And the Land Lay Still
- The Warriors (Sol Yurick novel)
- http://www.reviewsofbooks.com/zone_one/ Zone One
- In light of Wine tasting - Beer tasting, Whisky tasting, Cheese tasting
- Wikipedia:Meetup/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- We Need New Names
- Joshua Silsbee
- The Windup Girl
- The Hunt for Red October
- Costasiella kuroshimae - adorable stub
- Sailortown or Docklands, in the generic.
- The Secret Life of Bees
- Serena (novel)
- Lionel Shriver
- Megan E O’Keefe for Steal the Sky    
- /Commonwealth Women