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2020-09-27

Volume 16, Issue 9


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WikiPhilosophyEdit

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizenship in a Republic,"

Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910


Too often, editors at Wikipedia forget why we are here - to provide an encyclopedia. The vast majority of the people who use that encyclopedia never create an account, never edit an article, and have no idea what any of our WikiSpeak means. And frankly, they don't care. We must take care that we are doing what is in the best interest of these uninvolved readers.

I am an avid WP:AFD patroller with a decidedly inclusionist bent. I am especially opposed to deleting articles at the request of the subject. Notability is not temporary, and is not something from which one can resign. Those who seek notoriety should not be allowed to whitewash their life. Wikipedia should seek to preserve knowledge, and deleting any sourced and verifiable article is a bad idea. Preserving negative information which meets our policies is just as important as preserving positive information. With apologies to F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are no second acts on the internet.

Daily to-do listEdit

Listed here for my own convenience, but feel free to join me!

ContributionsEdit

This was my first edit to the project.

I occasionally take pictures for articles. See my contributions to Commons

Pages to which I have significantly contributedEdit

Pages I have createdEdit

Thank YouEdit

A big Thank You to those other editors who catch my frequent typos and spelling errors. I tend to think faster than I type.

AcknowledgmentsEdit

Article Rescue Squadron Hall of Fame AwardsEdit

They are the little life preservers at the top right of the page.


DYKsEdit

  On 16 July, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On 8 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Paul T. Jordan, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On 17 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Marilyn Roman, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On 30 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hudson County Courthouse, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On November 1, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Anthony Amoroso, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On November 24, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Charles M. Egan, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 21, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Anthony R. Cucci, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Triple CrownEdit

 
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Triple crown upon JimMillerJr for your contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Thank you for all your contributions to the project! – SMasters (talk) 16:06, 17 January 2011 (UTC))

BarnstarsEdit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
For your diligent efforts to revive the WikiProject New Jersey and that snazzy newsletter above, I aware you the Barnstar of Diligence! Keep up the great work =). –xeno (talk) 19:05, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
  WikiProject New Jersey Award
On behalf of the residents of New Jersey, I bestow upon you this award for your hard work and leadership in WP:NJ. Shirulashem (talk) 02:04, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

UserboxenEdit

Scouting
 This user was active in the Boy Scouts of America.
 This user was an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America from 1988 to 2005.
 This user participated in a Leadership Conference at the Philmont Training Center.
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General
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
 This user lives in the U.S. State of New Jersey.
 This user was born during the Nixon administration.
inclThis user is an inclusionist.
 In an emergency, this user may be slapped with a trout.
 This user is not a Wikipedia administrator but would like to be one someday.
 This user has an amateur radio license with callsign K2AOH.
AOHThis user is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
KofCThis user is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Vivat Iesus!
 This user is a Rotarian.
  This user is interested in retrocomputing.
"Drama is just another word for human interaction, we require and thrive on it, and we must not waste it!" 1 != 2
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