User:Squeamish Ossifrage

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This page is about an editor of Wikipedia, and is not an actual article. For an article about the phrase in cryptology, see The Magic Words are Squeamish Ossifrage. For an article about ossifrages, squeamish or otherwise, see Bearded Vulture.
DYK: Calostoma cinnabarinum, 20 November 2012A Cure for Pokeritis, 2 October 2013The Carpet from Bagdad, 17 November 2013Gerald Mast, 22 November 2013J. Gordon Edwards filmography, 21 January 2015Frank Erlanger, 23 January 2015St. Elmo (1914 film), 25 January 20151937 Fox vault fire, 5 February 2013Life's Shop Window, 15 March 2015
GA: Calostoma cinnabarinum, 27 November 2012A Cure for Pokeritis, 18 November 2013The Carpet from Bagdad, 23 November 2013St. Elmo (1914 film), 19 January 20151937 Fox vault fire, 24 February 2015Life's Shop Window, 17 June 2015
FA: Calostoma cinnabarinum, 25 April 2013The Carpet from Bagdad, 31 December 2013A Cure for Pokeritis, 30 April 2014St. Elmo (1914 film), 30 April 2015
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I began editing Wikipedia sometime in 2008. However, until late in 2011, I edited exclusively under IP addresses. My primary efforts during this period were minor maintenance and drive-by sourcing of articles, often reached randomly. I kept no particular record of my anonymous work. My intention was to edit anonymously while getting a feel for the project's policies and procedures as well as its technical aspects, such as formatting and templating. I delayed the transition to a registered editor for far longer than I should have, over concerns that I would be looked upon with suspicion because "new" editors are not customarily familiar with Wikipedia processes and jargon. However, not everything can be done as an IP editor, I have come to regret having no record of my prior work in the project, and, of course, I have nothing to hide.

I am arguably a subject matter expert regarding certain aspects of operations research and queueing theory. However, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, I do not contribute directly to Wikipedia articles related to these topics. Luckily, Wikipedia is a big place, and there are no shortage of other topics to explore and develop.

Perhaps my favorite area of the project these days is volunteering as a reviewer of Featured Article candidates. I'm self-admittedly something of a "hard judge" there, especially regarding comprehensiveness, source reliability, and picayune matters of reference formatting. I think that Wikipedia's FA process is something to be proud of—evidence that crowdsourcing can work to produce not just informative material, but accurate content held to high standards of professionalism.

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The design of this page was adapted from the user page of Malleus Fatuorum, itself based on a design by Phaedriel.

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