i think knowledge is like clean water and must flow, otherwise it gets murky or evaporates. i contribute, when i consider the topic has public importance and when i know more than what an existing wiki article states.
i put up these WP:userboxes in December 2014, for the convenience of those folks that are curious about me without the time/drive/know-how/whatever to check my contribution history including the quality of my edits, to friends or biters alike, be it the overly eager new page patroller with his speedy deletion tag, the autistic editor, that deletes my edits not recognizing context nor connections, may they chew on it for a split second. latest main stream article about this in 8/2015 The Atlantic.com.
As of 2015[update], WP has no handle on this very serious and in my opinion growing problem in the life sciences, including medicine and pharmaceutical topics, agrochemistry and energy articles, that I have edited. The self-policing, expecting editors to play nice and recuse themselves if they have a conflict of interest, and threat of a worst disciplinary action to ban/remove a paid advocate's WP account are a joke. and what's garlic in the real world hasn't been invented for social media yet, and the wikiscanner isnt working. if you have found such a bone/cyber garlic, besides pouring money for third party evaluations on this "unfunded mandate to declare", please share!
continue hunting "the proliferation of nominalizations [which] in a discursive formation may be an indication of a tendency toward pomposity and abstraction." (as per zombie nouns NY Times, Helen Sword, July 23, 2012)