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User:Steel1943

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Salutations!

---WORK IN PROGRESS---

I have a strong desire to restructure my user page, but I am currently not sure how I wish to approach this task. Either way, my rather outdated introduction does not adequately represent me anymore. I'll be revisiting this in the near future. Steel1943 (talk) 16:57, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

What I do

I used to have a whole list of goals listed in this section. However, due to my interests in helping Wikipedia constantly changing as time progresses, I removed it. Essentially, what I mainly do randomly revolves around these points:

  1. Monitoring and participating in most WP:XFD forums including WP:FFD, WP:RFD, WP:RM, WP:TFD, and the various forums for pages in the "File:" namespace. (I have no plans on doing any substantial work in either WP:CFD or WP:MFD for the time being, but hope to eventually motivate myself to become more involved in WP:AFD.)
  2. Skimming through Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia: looking for pages with issues. Most of my edits related to that search are archive reorganization and tagging misplaced redirects for {{Db-g6}}.
  3. Creating redirects and disambiguation pages, whenever necessary and/or helpful.
  4. Monitoring the WP:AFC/R forum from time to time.
  5. Attempting to improve the functionality of highly-visible (and usually protected) templates without going against any sort of consensus to do otherwise, or breaking Wikipedia.
  6. Working on disambiguating links with the help of the WP:DPL system.
  7. Depreciating out-of-date templates.
  8. Monitoring the Upload log and tagging images for speedy deletion, size reduction, etc. appropriately. (This seems to be one of Wikipedia's never-ending needed tasks.)
  9. Moving and organizing all Wikipedia:Votes for deletion subpages (that are not redirects) and Wikipedia:Pages for deletion subpages (that are not redirects) for article-namespace pages that did not get transferred over to the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion namespace when a bot automatically moved all of the pages over in 2010. This task also includes fixing all links to point towards the proper page after the page is moved to preserve conversation history, as well as includes placing and/or adjusting {{Old AfD multi}} templates on articles' talk pages when necessary. (On hold: realized that the movements can create linkrot in the "deletion edit notices". In other words, this is off the table unless somehow I gain the ability to delete pages since the "linkrot" issues can be fixed be creating a dummy page at the title, then re-deleting it with a note pointing to the correct discussion page.)
  10. Moving or nominating for speedy deletion all Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation subpages (that are not redirects) to the "Draft:" namespace, provided that the page is not an actual talk page, but rather a draft. Also, redirecting these if the article for the subject already exists. (This is essentially DONE now.) – but not anymore as of today since new pages appeared. Steel1943 (talk) 00:39, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  11. Moving all Wikipedia:Miscellaneous deletion subpages (that are not redirects) and Wikipedia:Non-main namespace pages for deletion subpages (that are not redirects) to the "Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/" namespace as appropriate. (DONE)
  12. Crossing my fingers that gerrit:146608 gets implemented someday.
  13. ...And basically, doing other miscellaneous copy-edits to articles and vandalism reverts as I notice them during my rather random viewing of all types of articles.

Disambiguation or name pages I have created and/or contributed substantially

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  1. Bahamut (disambiguation) (The first one I can remember)
  2. Power of 10 (disambiguation)
  3. Harry Ashby
  4. As if
  5. Lisa
  6. Ecton
  7. Uproar
  8. Mapmaker
  9. Homeboy
  10. At the Edge of the World
  11. Straight Outta Compton (disambiguation)
  12. Hegel (disambiguation)
  13. Brown dragon (disambiguation)
  14. White dragon (disambiguation)
  15. Hegel (surname)
  16. Iron Chef (disambiguation)
  17. Time Spiral (disambiguation)
  18. Berenberg (surname)
  19. Kalani (surname)
  20. Esper (surname)
  21. Lisa (surname)
  22. Tandy (surname)
  23. David Bowie (disambiguation)
  24. James Tandy
  25. Tandi (given name)
  26. Sandi (given name)
  27. Brahman (disambiguation)
  28. Brahmin (disambiguation)
  29. Over There (disambiguation)
  30. Jody (given name)
  31. Aspis (disambiguation)
  32. Babau (disambiguation)
  33. Flam (surname)
  34. Carl Wilson (disambiguation)
  35. Arlen (given name)
  36. Arlen (surname)
  37. Squealer
  38. Squeal
  39. Moving Targets
  40. Carlos Estevez (disambiguation)
  41. Beef jerky (disambiguation)
  42. Ray Charles (disambiguation)
  43. Kapala (disambiguation)
  44. Figure It Out (disambiguation)
  45. Yes Sir, That's My Baby
  46. HSN (disambiguation)
  47. Andre Young (disambiguation)
  48. KSD
  49. Cuddle (disambiguation)
  50. Aidi (disambiguation)
  51. Zhang Hao (disambiguation)
  52. Most (surname)
  53. Reina (given name)
  54. Reina (surname)
  55. Dragon Warrior (disambiguation)
  56. + (disambiguation)
  57. Mindy McCready (disambiguation)
  58. Acon
  59. Wally (given name)
  60. Torched (disambiguation)
  61. Affluenza (disambiguation)
  62. Pick-up sticks (disambiguation)
  63. Shields (surname)
  64. Reeve (surname)
  65. Spetsnaz (disambiguation)
  66. Ike (given name)
  67. The Master and Margarita (disambiguation)
  68. Tetris (disambiguation)
  69. FXX (disambiguation)
  70. Hockey (disambiguation)
  71. Ilz (disambiguation)
  72. Jain (surname)
    Anil K. Jain (Merged into Anil Jain)
  73. Earthworm Jim (disambiguation)
  74. Race of Champions (disambiguation)
  75. Say You Will (disambiguation)
  76. SimCity (disambiguation)
  77. Tropic of Cancer (disambiguation)
  78. Tropic of Capricorn (disambiguation)
  79. Green Grass
  80. Dido, Queen of Carthage
  81. Lucas Brothers
  82. Egg grenade
  83. Keith Lucas
  84. Keith-Lucas
  85. Vampire Academy (disambiguation)
  86. Science of Star Wars
  87. Houses of the Holy (disambiguation)
  88. Redonda (disambiguation)
  89. Boy band (disambiguation)
  90. Wikipedia:Naming conventions (sports)
  91. Wikipedia:Number sign
  92. Bert Schneider (disambiguation)
  93. Brian Boland
  94. Fike
  95. Perr
  96. Shio
  97. Foli
  98. Koot
  99. Leef
  100. Leif (disambiguation)
  101. Gool
  102. Sturdy
  103. Tugboat (disambiguation)
  104. Meniscus (disambiguation)
  105. Jumpy
  106. Parmesan (disambiguation)
  107. Zonk
  108. Wikipedia:Parenthesis
  109. Ondine (disambiguation) (Sort of ... turns out that I created this page as a redirect in 2012, then converted it to a disambiguation page via a split from Undine (disambiguation) in 2015, which I redirected Ondine (disambiguation) upon its creation ... odd how time changes a person's mind ...)
  110. Jungle Patrol
  111. Byomkesh Bakshi (disambiguation)
  112. French dressing (disambiguation)
  113. Bling Bling (disambiguation)
  114. Mike Tyson (disambiguation)
  115. Mega Man (disambiguation)
  116. Feh
  117. Street Racer
  118. Wikipedia:Importance
  119. My Moment
  120. Big Dave
  121. Alimony (disambiguation)
  122. JKA
  123. Land of Oz (disambiguation)
  124. Small Fry (disambiguation)
  125. Hawaii Calls (disambiguation)
  126. Empty Bottle (disambiguation)
  127. Where I Am (disambiguation)
  128. Burned Out
  129. MDV
  130. Anil Jain
  131. Other Songs
  132. Alpha 4
  133. Ninjor
  134. System Shock (disambiguation)
  135. Max Payne (disambiguation)
  136. Science in Action (disambiguation)
  137. Shoulder (disambiguation)
  138. Teenage Caveman
  139. Asma (given name)
  140. War bride (disambiguation)
  141. 1979 (disambiguation)
  142. Go North
  143. Haggis (disambiguation)
  144. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (disambiguation)
  145. Flatmate (disambiguation)
  146. Group hug (disambiguation)
  147. Ali Imran (disambiguation)
  148. The World Unseen (disambiguation)
  149. Edh (disambiguation)
  150. Some pages and redirects using information from List of botanists by author abbreviation
  151. ...more to be added to this list in the future!

Articles I created

  1. Ken Reeves (meteorologist) (Original creation)
  2. Alonzo Fields (Split from content at Butler)
  3. Paintbrush (Split from content at Brush)
  4. Shantae (A combination of original content, plus misplaced content from Shantae (video game) and Shantae: Risky's Revenge)
  5. List of Colombian musicians (Split from content at List of Colombian artists)

Articles I think need to be created

  1. The Boy Who Saved Christmas - film (IMDb)
  2. Genghis Grill - restaurant chain
  3. Rack N Ruin - video game
  4. Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice - video game, sequel to Dragon Fantasy
  5. Voltron (series) - At the time of me adding this entry, the article Voltron is about one television series in the Voltron franchise, and not about the Voltron "character" or the Voltron series or franchise as a whole (and such an article doesn't exist yet)
  6. Adventure Island (video game series) - video game series that consists of at least 3 games including Adventure Island (video game), Super Adventure Island and Super Adventure Island II. (The title "Adventure Island (series)" would be an ambiguous title since Adventure Island (TV series) exists.)
  7. DuckTails (franchise) - Not sure if I have to explain this one.

What I find useful

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My conclusion

I'm here, and editing. So, enjoy your time here on Wikipedia. And don't worry, Wikipedians won't bite... well, most of the time. Face-smile.svg --Steel1943 (talk)

A section that somehow became a Barnstar section

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"My conclusion" not specifically ^article related^: The paladin storms through on his silver backed charger and saves the day. Your diligent efforts are greatly appreciated. Gregkaye (talk) 15:27, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
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Your diligent work in the area of redirect categorization and improvement is duly recognized and greatly appreciated. You are truly one of the unsung heroes of Wikipedia, and we hope you continue to enjoy your improvement of this awesome encyclopedia! This is for your work at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2014 November 20. Keep up the good work Lenticel (talk) 07:06, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
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I'm thrilled with the improvements you've made to {{Rfd2}}. Your edits will make discussion and closing of redirects clearer and easier. Thanks so much! --BDD (talk) 18:02, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
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"make sure that no good information is lost"
Thank you for quality articles such as Ken Reeves (meteorologist), for redirects, page moves, disambiguation, template editing, closing delete discussions and moving articles for creation, for appreciation and "make sure that no good information is lost", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:41, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

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Your dedication to patrolling new uploads and keeping copyright violations off Wikipedia is greatly appreciated! Lets see how many more times we trip over each other's edits Face-wink.svg Nick⁠—⁠Contact/Contribs 21:49, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
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For this elegant solution to a difficult cross-namespace-foreign-language redirect situation. Kudos! Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 20:01, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
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For helping to pick up all the projectspace "litter" that few people know exists! — Train2104 (t • c) 04:22, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

A section that is now a DYK section

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:01, 13 April 2015 (UTC)