User:White Arabian Filly

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A 'white' (gray) Arabian mare.
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Howdy, I'm White Arabian Filly, a Wikipedia editor from the United States of America. I live on a farm and have dogs, a horse, a cat, chickens, bantams, rabbits, goats, and guinea pigs.

Significant contributions[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

An old homestead in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains.

Total edit count with breakdown

Note: redlinks are articles I'm going to create as soon as I have time. Did You Know? means an article that got to the main page in Did you know? Good article is a good article. Featured article is a featured article. User:White Arabian Filly/Pageviews shows how many views the articles I've written get on average per month. (I was really surprised by the results!)

Articles recreated from redirects[edit]

Articles I didn't create but contributed at least 25% content, was GA nom or other[edit]

Wiki essays[edit]

Templates created[edit]

Other stuff created[edit]

About Me[edit]


From August 14 2015 to November 10 2015, I edited as User:White Arabian mare and racked up about 2100 edits. However, I lost my password for that account and without email, had no choice but to abandon the account and create this one. In between I did use my IP address and an alternate account, User:White Arabian mare alt. I was told that there was a possibility my account had been hacked, as well. If I ever lose my password again, though, I will not edit until I can get it back using email.

I would also like to note here, for the record, that any accounts other than the two named above are not me, even if the names are similar. (I decided to disclose this after I noticed a user who has no relation to me but has a similar name, White Arabian Filly on Firestones.) I don't use this username for other sites, either.

Origin of username[edit]

Some of you probably want to know why my username is WHITE Arabian Filly, and not Gray Arabian Filly, since there are almost no true white Arabians.

When I was a horseless kid, my ultimate dream horse was a gray Arabian mare who had turned pure snow white. I got the idea from several sources, most notably the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley and King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry. I didn't realize the difference between white and gray, so I referred to the ones that looked white as white.

Then as a tween, I wrote a couple of wish-fulfilment stories starring a white Arabian mare named Crystal and her owner, who was basically a souped-up version of me. In one particular story, the horse was stolen and I (the rider) jumped her over a four-foot barbwire fence to escape the thief. (Huh, that sounds a lot like the plot of one of the Saddle Club books. Perhaps I should try to get it published.)

Full disclosure: I do not actually own a white Arabian mare, although I'd like to someday. I do own a mustang/Quarter Horse cross bay gelding.

You can call me WAF for short.

Editing Habits[edit]

I'm liable to be logged on any time between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. I live on a farm and spend a minimum of three hours outside each day (sometimes much more), so it may be a little while before I can get back online sometimes.

I normally edit horse-related articles but I will sometimes edit on other topics that are interesting. Or if I find an article with problems, I'll edit it.

If I ever suddenly disappear from Wikipedia, it'll probably be for one of the following reasons.

  1. I may go inactive if Wikipedia starts to require an email address to edit. I don't have email, so I'll have to go AWOL until I get it if this ever happens. (I'm hoping it doesn't; there are too many sites that require your personal information already.)
  2. I may get sick or hurt, in which case I'll try to return as soon as I'm better.
  3. I may be unable to get online at all, due to a power outage, internet meltdown, or other situation beyond my control.
  4. I may be on vacation or taking a business trip; if any of my novels are ever published or artwork is ever sold, I may very well get to go on a promotion tour.

Personal info[edit]

I ride my horse most days, unless it's bad weather or something happens. I read a lot of books, and can read extremely fast (I read the entire Twilight Saga within a week. This is why having one of those "this user is currently reading Xxx" userboxes would be a waste of time). My favorite book is hard to choose, but is probably Lonesome Dove. I live in the southern part of Appalachia.

Awards, WikiLove, good things[edit]

Horses pulling concrete blocks (1306933287).jpg The Workhorse Award
For wikignoming, cleanup, article creation and a fantastic attitude, you are hreby awarded the #1 workhorse award! Keep pulling! Montanabw(talk) 03:14, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
Thanks for helping me out as a newbie and making me feel comfortable with wikipedia! WaterViper (talk) 20:18, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Whale lover347 (talk) 22:43, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
For helping to salvage the topic of Western Dressage I award you the teamwork barnstar. I am always disappointed when a new user shows up with a good topic but lacks the skills to do the job. It is always nice to see a more skilled Wikipedian help to recover the useful information the new user provides. HighInBC 01:06, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Chestnut pony with flaxen.jpg

Congratulations! For hitting the ground running with gaited horse articles, you have received a pony! Ponies are cute, intelligent, cuddly, friendly (most of the time, though with notable exceptions), promote good will, encourage patience, and enjoy carrots. Treat your pony with respect and he will be your faithful friend! Montanabw(talk) 05:10, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

To send a pony or a treat to other wonderful and responsible editors, click here.

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
I honestly can't find a perfect barnstar so I gave you the special one! You've contributed to my article and helped me from the start. You deserve this barnstar, and even more! Horsegeek(Neigh) (talk) 23:41, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Thank you and Montanabw for helping me on my article. It wouldn't have been possible without you two! Horsegeek (talk) 04:35, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Two young quinea pigs 6.JPG The baby guinea pig award
For being nice and quite patient with newbies, even challenging ones, you are hereby awarded some low-maintenance baby guinea-wikipigs. Soft, fuzzy, and with gentle chuffing noises to fill your heart! Enjoy! Montanabw(talk) 19:42, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

horses and their training

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Thank you for quality such as horse trainer Bud Dunn and Black Allan (horse), for your lively gallery of boxes, for collaboration and helping new users, - white Wikipedian who wants to turn the project green, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:39, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thank you so much for your detailed answers to the interview questions at User:EoRdE6/Graduation Project/Interview, your contribution is greatly appreciated and will certainly be used! EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 22:17, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Team Barnstar.png The Teamwork Barnstar
For you collaboration on Equine industry in Kentucky - Brianhe (talk) 02:34, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Compass Barnstar Hires.png The Guidance Barnstar
To White Arabian Filly for assisting a newbie with coding, questions, filling in when others were away, always being cordial and patient, reviewing work, encouraging, explaining, and so many more things that it won't all fit in here. Dawnleelynn (talk) 04:42, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
You earned it, sweetie - your work has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. I'm honored to be a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine because of your contributions and the many excellent contributions of all involved in the project. Atsme📞📧 23:41, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
Reviewer Barnstar Hires.png The Reviewer Barnstar
Hey! Thank You so much for reviewing the articles Kelly Williams, Green Bay Harbor Entrance Light, and Taxonomy (biology), and also your insightful suggestions and allowing me to improve them on the go! Adityavagarwal (talk)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for all your equine-themed contributions regarding Shelbyville, Tennessee!Zigzig20s (talk) 04:28, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
For commenting at Skowronek. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:53, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
See this page for more WikiLove I've received. I've got too much great stuff to list it all here.

My Userboxes[edit]

WikiProjects I'm in
Chestnut horse head, all excited.jpgThis user is a member of WikiProject Equine.
Telegnosis 20051009.jpgThis user is a member of WikiProject Horse racing
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WikiProject Dogs.
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WikiProject Userboxes.
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What I do here
16,000+This user has made more than 16,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
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Symbol support vote.svgThis user helped promote 9 good articles on Wikipedia.
Symbol question.svgThis user has written or expanded 28 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
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This user will create userboxes for you, if you ask them.
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6,188This user is ranked 6,188 on the list of Wikipedians by number of edits.
Horses and riding
The Horse - its treatment in health and disease, with a complete guide to breeding, training and management (1905) (14763786372).jpgThis user is obsessed with writing articles on horses, and horse shows, and horse trainers, and horse...
Animhorse.gifThis Wikipedian loves horses.
LaMirage body07.jpgThis user loves Arabian horses.
"Mighty Mouse" (7714707486).jpgThis user likes American Saddlebreds.2009 Shelbyville Horse Show (3867466063).jpg
Kickin' It.jpgThis user likes rodeo.
Horse DoubleBridle Show.jpgThis user enjoys riding.
RACK ON!This user likes Racking Horses.
Aleksander Jarmula, reining, Roleski 4 Spins 2008 Show.jpgThis user likes Western riding.
ChestnutSilver.jpgThis user likes Morgan horses.
Tennessee Walking Horse2.jpgThis user loves Tennessee Walking Horses.
2009 Worlds Championship Horse Show (3877971589).jpgThis user likes saddle seat.
Dogs and other animals
Treeing-walker-coonhound-standing.jpgThis user likes Treeing Walker Coonhounds.
Two adult Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus).jpgThis user is a guinea pig owner.
Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog.jpgThis user owns a Great Pyrenees and knows they're not called great for nothing.
This user supports People Eating Tasty Animals.
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BTCoonhnd.jpgThis user loves Coonhounds and their voices.
Anolemeal6127.jpgThis user likes green anoles.
AmericanShorthairCat.JPGThis user owns an American Shorthair cat.
Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway.jpgThis user likes the Great Smoky Mountains.
TEA!This user drinks southern sweet tea.
Red FernThis user would like to go hunting with Old Dan and Little Ann.I tree.jpg
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James Herriot series.
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Beliefs and personal
USThis user uses American English.
Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865).svgThis user is American by birth, but Southern by the grace of God!
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Christian cross.svgThis user claims no Denominational affiliation. This user is a Christian.
LacInt This user is Lactose intolerant
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Bullhead Trail Overlook.JPGThis user lives in Appalachia.
♀♂This user believes a marriage consists only of one man and one woman.
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This user is Pro-life