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Hello, I'm Warren. I live in Ontario, Canada.

I've been working pretty steadily on Wikipedia articles since December 2005, focusing primarily on improving the encyclopedic value, quality, and organisation of a range of computing articles, mostly to do with Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh. I also occasionally work on comedian, musician, television show, and computing personality pages.

I am a strong believer in good lead sections. Oftentimes a person's first impression of the overall quality of Wikipedia is set by the tone, readability and quality of writing in a single lead section, so it seems to me that we should always make sure a subject is introduced effectively. I'm no English major, so I find this kind of work both challenging and rewarding.

I wrote a short essay on why I work so much on Windows articles here.


Warren's Wikiaxioms

I try to keep these axioms in mind while I'm working on articles:

  • You are not a verifiable source.
  • Wikipedia isn't a contest.
  • When the going gets tough, there's always something uncontentious you can work on.
  • It's a waste of time to criticise what other editors haven't done.
  • If you want people to trust your work, write accurate edit summaries.

Contribution watching

Computing-related contributions

I started these

Articles
Features new to Windows Vista · Transactional NTFS · Microsoft Dynamics CRM · Boot Configuration Data · Microsoft Management Console · Windows Mobility Center · Windows Address Book · My Documents · Special Folders · Windows Shell namespace · Windows Shell · Event Viewer · Universal Audio Architecture · User Mode Driver Framework · Background Intelligent Transfer Service · Windows Live Mail Desktop · User Account Control · Web Services Dynamic Discovery · Development of Windows Vista · Shatter attack · List of Mac OS X components · Windows Security Center · Windows Home Server · Windows XP editions · Virtual Control Program Interface · Desktop Cleanup Wizard · Macintosh LC · Macintosh LC II · Macintosh LC III
Categories
Microsoft application programming interfaces, Screenshots of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X user interface, Mac OS X development, Mac OS X APIs, Power Macintosh, DirectX, Microsoft logos, McAfee, Microsoft criticisms and controversies, Apple Inc. lists
Templates
Template:Infobox OS version and Template:Infobox Windows component

Major work

Windows Vista · Windows Server 2003 · Windows NT 3.1 · Windows NT 3.5 · Windows Server System · WinFS · Windows NT Startup Process · Windows Firewall · Windows Rights Management Services · Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs · ntdetect.com · Collaboration Data Objects for Windows NT Server · Windows Explorer · Windows Server Update Services · Windows Messenger · System Restore · List of Microsoft Windows components · Windows Aero · Prefetcher · Visual Studio Team System · Comparison of privilege authorization features · Apple Inc. · Graphical identification and authentication · ASP.NET · Windows Update · Timeline of Apple Inc. products · Macintosh Performa · Power Macintosh 5500 · Power Macintosh 6100 · Power Macintosh 6200 · Power Macintosh 6400 · Macintosh Quadra 605 · Macintosh Quadra 950 · Macintosh IIvx · Power Macintosh 5000 series · Macintosh LC 500 series · Macintosh Quadra 630 · Power Macintosh 9500 · Power Macintosh G3 · Macintosh Quadra 610

Non-computing contributions

I started these

Major contributions

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Currently, this editor has earned a Veteran Editor IV (or Tutnum of the Encyclopedia) service award.

To get to the next level, Senior Editor (or Labutnum), Warren needs to meet the editing requirement.

Progress towards the next level (by edits): [ 2763 / 4000 ]

69.1% completed