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User:Tikuko

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TKK


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About Me
TKK herding some new users in the right direction.

Userus Tikuko (common name TKK) is a domesticated species of WikiPlatypus found in rural Maine, but sometimes also spotted in Boston, Connecticut, and New Jersey. There is only one known extant member of the species, simply referred to as TKK. It is of above-average intelligence for a platypus, possessing the capabilities of language and the ability to type, and it utilizes its skills to write about dogs, agriculture, and to do a lot of reviewing. TKK has substantially improved or nominated at least five articles for Good Article status and seems to be a little proud of this. TKK is also strangely proud of the fact that it "obviously has no knowledge regarding the Murray River Curly Coated Retriever, futhermore should be banned from any further edits due to disregard and the users lack of any knowledge what so ever on these dogs." [sic]

On occasion, TKK can be found knitting, crocheting, sewing, baking, canning, writing, drawing, and raising succulents. It has a particular passion for herpetoculture, dogs, agriculture, and the Nordic countries. TKK possesses a culinary certification and is currently enrolled in a library science program.

One time, TKK was literally yelled at by a very naked Salv in the middle of the night. The next day Salv accidently deleted TKK's userpage. A couple weeks later they got wiki-married, the free marriage that anyone can edit.

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670 Tikuko is
evaluating CSD:G13
eligible AfC drafts
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DYK: 5 submitted / 6 reviewed (1 'free' DYK)

Disclaimers

Conflict of interest: In what little spare time I have, I also volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and for the Bangor Public Library. In the past I have worked for Shaw's and I do not have a very high opinion of their recent changes in management or how they treat their employees, and I have similar opinions of Penn National Gaming. I also have strong opinions about bovine growth hormone, organic farming and organic food, cosmetic animal testing, and animal rights, so I try to avoid articles related to all these subject areas.

Photos: I have a camera phone with a decent camera. I can take pictures of anything located in the eastern Maine area as well as numerous dog, cat, livestock, and plant species/breeds and about a million other things as well. Drop a note on my talk page if you'd like something photographed and I'll see what I can do for you!

Other accounts: I have a single alternate account, User:TKK public, that I use to make edits from work, school, or other places where forgetting to log out could potentially compromise my primary account.

Thoughts on editing and policy

The Trifecta is a very useful philosophy, and in most senses I subscribe to it.

  1. Information needs to meet WP:V. So so so many people think that "uncle joe" is a reliable source. Sorry, he isn't.
  2. I believe that articles should be aesthetically pleasing.
  3. I believe that you need to cite that the sky is blue, and then some.
  4. I believe in being kind to newcomers, but biting vandals. In the words of my loving father, "Never let anyone give you shit."
  5. There is not enough WikiLove on this site. Everyone deserves a kind word, or a nice barnstar for their barn.

I suppose you could say I subscribe to a deletionist philosophy, in contrast to inclusionists - I'm pretty harsh about articles jumping the bar for inclusion here.

New Page Patrol[edit]

PageCuration, having been built by those evil liberal Californians Fox tells me about, is clearly mimicking it's creators by clamping down on our god-given right to effectively discuss and purchase firearms. An alternate explanation might be "it looks like Page Curation bugs out when it sees articles that start with a full stop", but that's clearly nonsense.

I believe that NPP privileges should be given only to confirmed or autoconfirmed users who have created at least five articles that were not immediately deleted. This is a low, easy-to-jump bar and would stop problems with new users who simply mark everything as patrolled like it's some kind of strange race - something I was guilty of when I first started patrolling. It would also prevent people from tag-teaming with their friends to patrol advertising that would otherwise be deleted.

I primarily patrol new pages, the upload log, and on occasion usernames. I almost never patrol recent changes. I try to patrol from the back of the queue - usually, if you catch me patrolling the front, it's because I accidentally refreshed the entire page instead of just the new page feed, and my browser snapped to the front and I didn't notice. I patrol with a combination of Twinkle and the PageCuration tools, which is why my CSD and PROD logs are inconsistent.

Adminship and userrights[edit]

I have little to no interest in adminship as I believe most of the tools offered to sysops would not help me improve Wikipedia. I have no interest in either "passive" or "active" admin work and I have no interest in being knotted up in admin drama. I do most of my work patrolling new pages, creating requested articles, and working at AfC; admin rights wouldn't help me substantially with any of these areas.

I requested and was granted Reviewer rights by User:INeverCry. I requested these rights as I enjoy and had experience patrolling articles and this opens up another 'area' of Wikipedia for me to keep an eye on. User:Salvidrim! granted me Autopatrolled rights soon after, as in addition to trying to reduce the NPP backlog, I have a tendency to not help the problem by creating lots of stubs for WP:RA.

Breed article standards[edit]

I use a special, personal guideline when evaluating if a breed (not a species) of any given species (dogs, cats, cattle or otherwise) is suitable for inclusion. I defer to WP:SPECIES for species. The bar I set for notability is as follows:

  • The breed is recognized by at at least one extant registry, applicable to that species, including but not limited to the following:
  • NOT the Continental Kennel Club, which recognizes any breed provided the breed promoters are willing to pay a fee to have their breed registered with them.
  • NOT the breed's own breed club when that breed club is unrecognized by a kennel club or kennel council.
  • OR The breed is an extinct breed or previously recognized breed well documented in literature, either modern or historical
  • OR The breed is an otherwise unrecognized crossbreed well documented in literature (Labradoodle and numerous B. taurus hybrids, for example)
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  • {{cite web | url= | title= | accessdate= | publisher=New Zealand Kennel Club | work=Breed Standards}}
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  • {{cite web | url= | title= | accessdate= | publisher=The Kennel Club | work=Breed Standards}}
  • {{cite web | url= | title= | accessdate= | publisher=Australian National Kennel Council | work=Breed Standards}}
  • {{cite web | url= | title= | accessdate= | publisher=Fédération Cynologique Internationale | work=Breed Standards | format=PDF}}
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