Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
My first contribution to Wiki was writing the Nikumaroro article. Some representative articles I've substantially edited include Fred Noonan, Kensington runestone, Song poem, Mary the elephant, Adolf Hitler, Howland Island and Moshcore. There are many others.
Now and then I spend time in VfD and also view random pages for stuff to save, cleanup or help nudge into nothingness, since I think a wikipedia is more handy than a wikicruft or a wikinet. I'm a moderate deletionist on the lookout for spam, scams, pranks, original research, individual efforts to create neologisms or acronyms and drive-by vanity (which might be anything from a naive mistake to vandalism). I believe in a rather bold take on the criteria for speedy deletion. I'm an inclusionist on the subject of schools and largely unknown people who have made documented, peer-reviewed contributions to knowledge or understanding, along with arcane but helpful literary and cultural references... and bands (collaborative efforts involving more than one performer) who've done something musically interesting. I'm wrong sometimes, and welcome input.
If you don't agree with a vote I've left on VfD, feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Hint: I've found that the underlying strength of an assertion tends to be inversely proportional to the level of emotion used in the telling. I can be swayed by:
- Verifiable peer-review and scholarly references
- News reports and commentary on credible web sites
- At least dozens of unique Google hits on the topic
- Good (or enchanting) writing
- A polite approach.
If you're academically an expert on the topic you can even lecture me but I'm rather indifferent to political, religious or paranormal appeals (especially rantish ones), PoV forks and research or artistic activity that hasn't been peer-reviewed in some way along with attempts to bait or troll. Not coincidentally, I've found that many VfD and editing spats involve one or more of the above, often with enthusiastic contributors who have been editing only one (or a few, usually related) articles.
Please feel free to edit this page for spelling, grammar or punctuation errors and do leave any comments or suggestions on my talk page. Thanks :)
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