CaptainEek
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The metaphorical ship which CaptainEek sails in to edit Wikipedia. It appears to be a perfect copy of the USS Chesapeake.
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EducationUniversity of Arizona
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CaptainEek sails the high seas of Wikipedia, hunting for good prose and other booty – such as well sourced articles. They often come across the scourge of the seas: vandalism – yet they know they have nothing to fear when the compass of Wiki is in their hand. They try their best to keep out of edit wars, as ships react poorly to both gunfire and needless reversions. Like Ishmael they too hunt a white whale: the elusive WikiCup. Though they hold the title of Cap'n, they know how important it is to keep a ship...well ship shape and clean. Thus they also serve as a deck swabbie and make liberal use of the mop. When not at the wheel of Wikipedia they make port on the shores of the United States and spend time being a land-lubbing botanist. The "Captain of the Eeks" think Wikipedia is one of the most spectacular human innovations (or at least that it's pretty darn cool), and strongly believes in the mission "to create a free encyclopedia, in a variety of languages, presenting the sum of all human knowledge."


In both Wikipedia and real-life my pronouns are they/them.


"Without civility, our lives would be as shaky as...as a Jimbo on a roof!" – Civility, the opening song to the Wiki version of Fiddler on the Roof. Which is by far my favorite play.

"In the beginning Jimbo created Wikipedia. This has made a lot of people very angry and widely been considered a bad move." – The Talkpage at the End of the Universe

Captains deskEdit

 
CaptainEek takes part in a staff meeting. Also present are General Notability, Ensigned Comment, and Private Evidence.

Chest of infamyEdit

  • [1] Contrary to popular belief, I am not Captain America, nor is my name based off said illustrious Captain

My chest of booty!Edit

 
An editor (in white) watches the proclamation of their featured article in the vaunted Hall of Mirrors

Awards in pursuit of the Most Highest TognemeEdit

 
This editor is a Novato and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Picture Story Book.

Captains log: Though I have long since surpassed the rank of Novato, I keep the squirrel book around because, well, its quite funny, and reminds me of one of the strangest and most unbelievable events of my life, which involved an old lady (who you could tell me was one of the three fates of Greek mythology and I would believe you) telling me to "Beware the squirrel shaped things". Not "squirrels". "Squirrel shaped things." I'm very serious. It was most bizarre.

 
This editor is a Most Perfect Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain and Cigarette Burn.
The Barn of Barnstars
  The Original Barnstar
Welcome, and thanks for your work on Townsend v. Sain! I'm doing a bit of editing on the article at the moment – you've done a great job, particularly for someone so new to Wikipedia. You're right that the article is probably too primary-source heavy at the moment, but there's a lot of potential here. I look forward to working with you on future articles! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 19:55, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Hey- Thanks a lot for the review! I think its improved my confidence towards editing here more, so I might stick around; And that's all thanks to you! 💵Money💵emoji💵💸 13:24, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for the help, especially the Links which help explain things. Is123Biblio (talk) 08:06, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
I hereby award this barnstar to CaptainEek for having the flexibility to swiftly re-evaluate their views, and for being collegial with others who disagreed with them. FeydHuxtable (talk) 22:18, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
In consideration of your well-reasoned and detailed analysis of the RfC regarding inclusion of text about Donald Trump's mental health. — JFG talk 09:25, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
Thank you for your contributions and collaboration regarding the close of the Australia RfC about including religion in the infobox. It was a pleasure to work with you. --DannyS712 (talk) 05:13, 29 August 2019 (UTC) DannyS712
  The Barnstar of Diligence
For excellent work on the committee close of RfC dated 23 June 2019 - Should religion be removed from the infobox? in Australia Chetsford (talk) 05:15, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
  The Third Opinion Award
Your opinion at Talk:Lawrence Summers helped clarify the situation greatly! — WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 11:35, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  The Articles for Creation barnstar
for your assistance to editors at the AfC helpdesk. Curb Safe Charmer (talk) 13:29, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
First off, heartiest congrats on the huge success of your very first FAC. The first FAC can be a huge ordeal if not handled well, so I commend how well you have sailed through it. While reviewers might have helped you polish your work per the required standards, I believe the main editor(s) of the article deserve special praise for all the efforts they make in responding to each concern along with the general and often difficult job of expansion and cleanup of the article. Your FAC was a learning experience for me too, and most importantly a chance to get to know an awesome editor and appreciate their work (yeah, including all the stuff you help with apart from article expansion). I hope we get to collaborate more in future, all the very best Captain! :) Sainsf (talk · contribs) 20:36, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  The Featured Article Medal
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this award in recognition of your excellent first Featured Article and the way in which you conducted yourself throughout the review. The first of many, I am sure. Gog the Mild (talk) 23:14, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
  The Admin's Barnstar
Off to a quick start! Thanks for your work at RFPP and elsewhere. Take care, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 21:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
The Closer's Barnstar
Your thoughtful and concise close at Village Pump (WMF) did not go unnoticed.

Please accept this token of appreciation for your excellent work.
Atsme Talk 📧 22:47, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Birds of the Southwestern U.S.

Thank you for quality articles about native birds of the Southwestern U.S. such as Cactus wren and Vermilion flycatcher, and planning expansion for more, for keeping our ship shape and clean, - captain sailing "the high seas of Wikipedia, hunting for good prose and other booty", you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2440 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:12, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

Treasure we be seekinEdit

Name of Project Time Initiated Time Terminated Status: on Begin Date Status: Currently Status: Goal Read: Annual Finish:  / 
Cactus wren Feb. 2019 Jan. 2020 Stub   FA   FA 45,000  
Achatinella apexfulva Jan. 2019 TBA Stub Start B 10,000
Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon Oct. 2018 TBA Start Start B 20,000
Saguaro Mar 2019 TBA Start Start   GA 350,000
Vermilion flycatcher April 2019 June 2020 Start   FA   FA 25,000  
American Civil War Jan 2020 TBA B B   GA 4,500,000
Abraham Lincoln Feb 2020 TBA   GA   GA   FA 6,000,000
Great-tailed grackle Mar 2020 TBA Start Start   FA 70,000
White-winged dove Apr 2020 TBA Start C   FA 40,000
Gallic Wars Nov 2020 TBA C B   FA 250,000

ShipmatesEdit

Do you seek adoption? I am willing to take on dedicated and inquisitive newbies into my crew. If you're interested, leave a note on my talk page asking for adoption, and explaining what you'd like to get out of the process. I will take on folks of all experience levels, but I do want some evidence that you will stick around and complete your training. If you are excited to learn and edit Wikipedia, I am excited to guide you from deckhand to a captainship of your own aboard the SS Wikipedia!