Sjones23
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NameSjones23
Born (1990-09-29) September 29, 1990 (age 30)
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Country United States
Current locationBuffalo, New York, U.S.
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Time zoneEastern Time Zone
Current timeCurrent time for UTC-5 is 17:30
Education and employment
OccupationFreelance musician
UniversityUniversity at Buffalo
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JoinedDecember 28, 2006
First editDecember 27, 2006
Pending changes reviewerJune 14, 2010
RollbackerFebruary 21, 2008
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I am Greg, a semi-professional editor, rollbacker, expert copy-editor and reviewer. Outside of Wikipedia, I'm also a 30-year old graduate of the University at Buffalo, and also a composer, orchestrator, arranger, and musician. I have Diabetes mellitus type 1. My main purpose has been, and always will be, to create, expand, and improve articles to the highest degree since I first joined Wikipedia in December 2006 and I truly love writing as well as composing. In the last thirteen years or so, I have helped contribute significantly to various good articles and featured articles, as well as the main Kingdom Hearts articles, the Final Fantasy articles and the main Sakura Wars game articles, most of which are now Good or Featured status. I am a member of various WikiProjects, including the Star Wars WikiProject, the Anime and Manga WikiProject, the Dragon Ball task force, the Sega task force, the Television game shows task force, the Video game WikiProject, the James Bond WikiProject and the Square Enix WikiProject.

My main contributions in Wikipedia are copy-editing prose, cleaning up articles, reverting vandalism when needed, creating articles, expanding information when needed, and participating in the featured article process, the requests for comment process, the dispute resolution process, the good article process, the articles for deletion process, the sockpuppet investigation process, the peer review process, as well as the adminship requests process. While I have had my share of issues and detractors, I always improve various articles to the highest degree possible, as improving Wikipedia is everyone's main goal. User:Darthgriz98 adopted me as a user a few months before her eventual retirement from Wikipedia. From there, I became a more experienced editor, participating in noticeboard discussions and improving articles as well as policies and guidelines. I have learned a lot through my work here, from the history of a Japanese video game series that never made it to America until 2010 to learning the history behind an anime licensing company that I have admired for so long to discovering country singers to learning about the history of one of England's popular rock bands as well as a rock band that originated in the 1960s that I have admired to learning about a popular video game franchise that started back in 1987 to rediscovering a popular magical girl anime series that I watched as a young boy to finding out about the history behind a popular series that I have loved since I was a child to learning about a Japanese tokusatsu TV series which served as the basis for that series to finding out about a popular opera cycle by a well-known German composer to discovering a 20th century Japanese composer that I now admire for his work. I work on a range of topics from magazines to anime films to light novels to manga and anime series to character lists to episode lists to superhero films to thriller films to film directors to video games to composers to game shows to television shows to science fiction films to animation companies to musical instruments and everything in between. I know at times I have been intending to become an administrator, but I have also occasionally lost my temper, upset a few users and some of my comments have been labeled "combative" and "abrasive" more than once. I foolishly attempted to deal with an edit war by putting an "indefinite semi-protection" suggestion at RFPP, but to my own stupidity, I was blocked once for it.

While I have met several excellent editors and administrators which I consider friends, I have also had my share of detractors during my ongoing tenure here, such as IPs or registered users (including sockpuppets of blocked or banned users) who often disrupt or vandalize articles; harass, threaten or wikistalk other users in the worst possible ways; contradict official polices and guidelines (such as what Wikipedia is not); edit war on articles; and also vandalizing other users' pages including my own. I have been repeatedly stalked and harassed by more than one person here during my ongoing tenure. While most of these folks were eventually blocked indefinitely, there are other users that have been engaging in cyberstalking me both on and off Wiki. I tried protecting my user pages from vandalism, attacks and sockpuppetry, and that has worked with almost every case. However, some of these disruptive users over the years have not been content to sticking with the policies and guidelines, and have also taken it to multiple other social networking sites, forums and blogs to harass and insult me there. Sometimes, even normal issues that are still occurring on Wikipedia such as vandalism, disruptive editing, personal attacks, harassment, incivility, conflicts of interest, link spamming, wiki-lawyering, sockpuppetry, legal threats, violations of the biographies of living person policies or edit warring can be very overwhelming, and after a long time, it gets to be too much. Dealing with those issues can be both physically and emotionally draining at the same time, and some of them are just not something that I signed on to do here. Things can go from bad to worse at times, and this has led to very real concerns that users will no longer be content with the Internet activities and try to find ways to take it offline or even drive out productive editors. I took a two-month long semi-retirement from Wikipedia back in August 2013 because of these issues as well, and that helped.

Still, Wikipedia is not only just a website but also a free encyclopedia where anyone can edit collaboratively. It is also a fun place to work with, as long as we obey our policies and guidelines and concentrate on research and writing without being stressed out. However, my editing went down significantly during my academic studies. The real world can be stressful enough without having a hobby add to it eventually.

Over fourteen years, over 90,000 edits to the project (about 73% to articles), 1 did you know, 48 good articles, 21 featured articles, created 36 articles, and numerous other articles significantly improved. All in all, it has been a good run so far. While I may regret some issues of the past, I don't regret the rest.

Currently, this editor has earned the Master Editor IV service award.

To get to the next level, Grandmaster Editor, he needs to meet the editing requirement.

Progress towards the next level (by edits): [ 12,285 / 18,000 ]

68.3% completed

   


My thoughts on today

So, once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down by the beginning of next year or so, I plan to continue my work as a freelance musician while still working on my Wikipedia projects from time to time.

Happy Thanksgiving! Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 02:39, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

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Wikipedia contributions

Featured articles

Some mostly my work and others as part of a team:

  Benjamin Britten
  Final Fantasy VI
  Final Fantasy VIII
  Final Fantasy IX
  Final Fantasy X
  Final Fantasy X-2
  Final Fantasy XI
  Final Fantasy XII
  Final Fantasy XIII
  Final Fantasy XIII-2
  Kingdom Hearts (video game)
  Kingdom Hearts II
  Naruto
  Sonic Adventure
  Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 video game)

Good articles

Some mostly my work and others as part of a team:

  Captain America: The First Avenger
  Final Fantasy IV
  Final Fantasy VII
  Iron Man 3
  One Piece
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)
  Spirited Away
  Sakura Wars
  Sakura Wars (1996 video game)
  Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die
  Sakura Wars 3: Is Paris Burning?
  Sakura Wars 4: Fall in Love, Maidens
  Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
  Summer Wars
  The Avengers (2012 film)
  Thor (film)
  Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show)
  Yuffie Kisaragi
  Yuna (Final Fantasy)

Articles created

Projects

Current

Article name Current rank Target rank Possible TFA Date TFA Rationale
Sakura Wars   GA   FA September 27, 2021 25th anniversary of release
Sakura Wars (1996 video game)   GA   FA September 27, 2021 25th anniversary of release
Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die   GA   FA April 4, 2021 23rd anniversary of release
Sakura Wars 3: Is Paris Burning?   GA   FA March 22, 2021 20th anniversary of release
Sakura Wars 4: Fall in Love, Maidens   GA   FA March 21, 2022 20th anniversary of release
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love   GA   FA N/A N/A
Sakura Wars (2019 video game) C   FA N/A N/A
List of Sakura Wars media List   FL N/A N/A
List of Sakura Wars characters Start   GA N/A N/A
Sailor Moon C   FA December 28, 2021 30th anniversary of premiere
Kirby's Dream Land   GA   FA April 27, 2022 30th anniversary of release
Kirby (series) C   FA April 27, 2022 30th anniversary of release
Arthur Fiedler Start   FA July 10, 2021 42nd anniversary of death
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991 video game)   GA   FA June 23, 2021 30th anniversary of release

Future

Article name Current rank Target rank Possible TFA Date TFA Rationale
Monkey D. Luffy C   GA N/A N/A
Studio Ghibli C   FA TBA TBA
Academy Award B   FA TBA TBA
Hector Berlioz B   FA N/A N/A
Ludwig van Beethoven B   FA TBA TBA
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 film) C   FA July 15, 2021 15th anniversary of premiere
The Price Is Right (U.S. game show) B   FA September 4, 2022 50th anniversary of premiere
Valkyria Chronicles (video game) B   FA N/A N/A
Spirited Away   GA   FA July 20, 2021 20th anniversary of premiere
Arrietty C   FA N/A N/A
Princess Mononoke C   FA July 7, 2022 25th anniversary of premiere
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film)   GA   FA N/A N/A
List of Fairy Tail characters B   FL N/A N/A
From Up on Poppy Hill C   FA July 17, 2021 10th anniversary of premiere
Krzysztof Penderecki B   FA N/A N/A
Giuseppe Verdi   GA   FA January 27, 2021 120th anniversary of death
Polish Requiem Start   FA N/A N/A
My Neighbor Totoro B   FA N/A N/A
Castle in the Sky C   FA August 2, 2021 35th anniversary of premiere
Ponyo C   FA N/A N/A
Howl's Moving Castle (film)   GA   FA N/A N/A
Porco Rosso Start   FA N/A N/A
Kiki's Delivery Service B   FA N/A N/A
Grave of the Fireflies C   FA N/A N/A
List of Sailor Moon characters List   FL N/A N/A

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