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This is the place to nominate someone for Editor of the Week recognition: an unsung hero who has been doing great work. To nominate an editor, add a new section to this page with a 100-200 word description of how they meet the criteria for Editor of the Week. Please be specific in describing the tasks and behaviors you are recognizing, so nominees can fully appreciate the positive effects being acknowledged.

Sample nomination text:

I nominate Easter Bunny for his persistent efforts in tidying up articles. Often editors will hurriedly introduce new information to an article, without placing a full citation, or with spelling and grammatical errors. Over the past four months, Easter Bunny has been fixing the edits of others, doing the tedious work of completing the citation information, copy editing the prose to resolve errors and to align it with Wikipedia's Manual of Style, and fixing links to other articles. Here are some examples: [1] [2] In addition, Easter Bunny has a great positive attitude in discussions with other editors: he always finds the most promising aspects of the comments of others, and follows up on them in trying to build a genuine consensus. Without willing editors to perform cleanup tasks, Wikipedia could not sustain its level of participation from one-time editors who just want to get in and out with their edits as soon as possible. Easter Bunny is a great example of a Wikipedia editor who improves the community through his excellent work! isaacl (talk) 03:58, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt[edit]

I nominate Gerda Arendt to be Editor of the Week for two reasons. First of all, she is a dedicated content creator, particularly in the realm of classical music. I don't know whether she has kept an exact count of created articles and DYKs, but let's just say there's a lot of both. My second reason is that Gerda contributes a great deal of the kindness to the community through her ongoing efforts to encourage and recognize her fellow editors. Her long-term campaign of charity is detailed at Wikipedia:Precious. Thank you, Gerda! Lepricavark (talk) 16:09, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Second BIG content creator. Very active and helpful at DYK. Pleasant teamwork-kind of player. Wiikipedia is a better and kinder place for her consistent and long standing work. 7&6=thirteen () 16:28, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the nom. When this award was created Dennis approached me for helping, and I had my reasons not to (no merge with Precious, that is), and I said "give it to the unnoticed!" I am not one of them ;) - thanks for thinking of me, but please respect: give it to the unnoticed! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:32, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
I understand. It seemed odd that you had never received this recognition before, so I sort of suspected you had declined it in the past. Lepricavark (talk) 17:25, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
This is actually Gerda's third time to be nominated. Way back in the beginning she was nominated but, sadly for us, she politely declined. She was nominated again about two years ago but we clerks knew she would again decline and we informed the nominator (forgot who it was). She is most deserving but I will, of course, respect her wishes. As long as you guys are all here, I will take this opportunity, though, to mention that the queue for nominees is quite bare. I spend much of my time searching here and there for viable candidates. I would prefer to have a dozen in line but finding them on my own has proven to be a bit time burden. I've nominated about 60 over the years so my circle of editors available has decreased. Any help or ideas of where to "shake the trees" is appreciated.―Buster7  19:15, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
BIG YES from me, too! She's a pleasure to work with and has done great things for this encyclopedia. Her work at DYK (where I cross paths with her the most) is among the best I've seen. Hopefully she will accept our nomination so we can celebrate with her. Face-smile.svg Cheers! MX () 20:21, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Gerda is a great editor to work with and I whole heartedly support them being editor of the week, In all honestly never mind a week Gerda deserves Editor of the year! :), –Davey2010Talk 02:07, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
I join the chorus in support of this nomination. I will let Gerta chose hr favorite choral piece to add these voices to :-) MarnetteD|Talk 02:10, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Oops I missed that Gerta had posted above. I hope she knows how much we appreciate her work! MarnetteD|Talk 02:12, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Support. Chicbyaccident (talk) 11:22, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Support. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 20:16, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Support Vami_IV✠ 15:56, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Support A major content contributor, especially in music, where she excels. Also thoughtful and considerate of others, especially those who have been lost from the project. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:37, 22 January 2018 (UTC)


Since joining Wikipedia just over two years ago, Chrissymad has become integral to the maintenance of this project. She is a prolific vandalism patroller, with over 12600 vandalism reverts, reports, and warnings. She is also an excellent reviewer at AfC, which no sane human would want to touch with a ten-foot pole. Her dedicated work helps make Wikipedia the place that it is, and those are some of the many reasons that it gives me great pleasure to nominate Chrissymad to be Editor of the Week. Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 18:03, 18 June 2018 (UTC)