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Hello! I try to focus my editing on public policy, history, and food, but I often end up bouncing around randomly instead. I particularly like to improve page titles and introductions, since readers tend to use those more than anything else.
I grew up in Concord, North Carolina in the United States and I've been editing since at least February 2005, when I added a remarkably obscure fact about an Ottoman–Armenian–Lebanese political party. I really wish I could remember how 13-year-old me ended up there, although I imagine the random article feature played some role.
Since 2015, I've worked at the Wikimedia Foundation as a product analyst. This is my personal account which I use for volunteer contributions; these contributions are not backed or reviewed by the Foundation. For my work-related contributions, see User:Neil Shah-Quinn (WMF).
- Nigelquinine: February 2005–August 2006
- Quaerere: September 2006–April 2007
- Hilosoph: April 2007–February 2009
- N at Appcelerator: June 2013–February 2014. While working at a tech company called Appcelerator, I created its Wikipedia page through the Articles for Creation process, exhaustively disclosing my conflict on interest and strictly following the best practices for conflict of interest editors. I disclosed this work to the Wikimedia Foundation before I was hired.
- this account, under the name Neil P. Quinn: September 2010–September 2020
- Prebisch–Singer hypothesis
- Shanidar Cave
- Hot pursuit
- Better red than dead
- Plame affair timeline