|Me (circa 2005)|
The ant has made himself illustrious
Through constant industry industrious.
Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?
-- Ogden Nash
Seth Anthony (leave a message at the sound of the tone) is
- a Wikipedian (user #35314, since 20 December 2003) and a Wikipedia administrator (since 19 March 2004).
- a resident of Klamath Falls, Oregon and assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon Institute of Technology (since 16 September 2011).
- a genuine living, breathing human being (since 26 November 1982)
- "...just another guy with weird philosophical objections... which I cannot profess to understand." - Fennec
- in agreement with Jengod in saying "Semicolons are my favoritest punctuation..."
- one of the "oddly freakish people who are exceptional." - User:Menchi
- "prefer[s] to work behind the scenes. The reward is nearly as great, and the risk far, far less." - Londo Mollari, in Babylon 5: "The Coming of Shadows," written by J. Michael Straczynski
You can reach me by posting a message on my Wikipedia talk page, or sending an email to seth (dot) anthony (at) gmail (dot) com.
Wikipedia Meets Real Life
- Everyone on Wikipedia should read Charles van Doren's 1963 essay "The Idea of an Encyclopedia." Since it's kinda hard to come by, I've posted pics of it here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
- I presented a talk at the 2006 Wikimania in Boston titled "Contribution patterns among active Wikipedians: Finding and keeping content creators," and a talk at the 2007 Wikimania in Taipei titled "Where Have All The Writers Gone: The Diversion, Distraction and Departure of Wiki "Content Creators"＂
Works in Progress
Past Major Projects
- User:Sethant/Colorado - Wikipedia articles for members of the Colorado General Assembly, including GAs () for Douglas Bruce, Ellen Roberts, Joe Rice, Dan Gibbs, Don Marostica, and John Kefalas. (2008-2010)
- Caroline Island - (, 31 July 2006)
- The Dot Project: creating dot-maps for Rambot U.S. location articles. Since superceded by people who make spiffier maps than I do.
- Sethbot: a bot creating redirects with U.S. postal abbreviations (so Bolivia, TN redirects to Bolivia, Tennessee, for instance). Hasn't run in a while, but was, in June 2005, on its second pass through the alphabet, somewhere around D.
- 2005 College of Cardinals: wrote articles for every remaning cardinal elector at the 2005 papal conclave (April 2005)
- U.S. County Redirects: created redirects and disambiguation pages from "Name County" to "Name County, State," for all U.S. counties. (completed, late March 2004)
- North Carolina General Assembly: stub bios of all current NCGA members, with pics. (completed, early February 2004)
- U.S. Executions since 1976: list of all executed prisoners in the U.S. since 1976, by state. (completed, December 2003)
Nobody has given you a BarnStar! Insane. Do I need to even give a reason? This says it all really. Thanks! Tom- 23:13, 4 May 2004 (UTC)
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