Greetings, reader! I edit here, mostly improving ship-related articles, and occasionally reverting vandalism.
I registered my account in November 2017, and did something many Wiki-noobs do: attempt to write an article. Needless to say, my first draft was an unreferenced, promotional copyright violation. Thanks to some help from fellow editors at AfC who did not immediately CSD my draft and block me as a spammer, I managed to add references, and attribute the text to the site I had taken it from.
Next, I found out about vandal-fighting. I thought it was fun, and after a couple weeks I was racking up ~100 edits per day with Huggle. After a couple months, though, I found that I would be more efficient if I were an administrator. So I went over to WP:RFA, took a look, and found out that I wasn't going to become one anytime soon. One of the unofficial "prerequisites" was to have done some content creation, so I went around, trying to figure out what I could write about. I ended up on WP:Requested articles, and I translated two stubs from the French Wikipedia (I speak French).
Around that time, I was invited to Wikiproject Military History (or MILHIST) and I enthusiastically joined. I found that a lot of articles about French submarines were missing, so I created two during an article writing contest at MILHIST, along with a requested article from German. I continued writing articles sporadically, until October 2018 when I started mass creating articles about French submarines, mostly C class. I wrote over 40 pages, some of which attained B-class. Around that time, I also started nominating my articles for DYK. Some time later, I discovered uboat.net, a website that gives very detailed information about the careers of British submarines during World War II. I found that it was a great way to produce Good Articles, so I wrote a dozen GAs on British S-class submarines, as well as a German U-boat.
In January 2019, the article I translated from German in April 2018, German torpedo boat Albatros, passed MILHIST A-class review, thanks to a ton of help from Sturmvogel 66, one of the greatest content creators there. At the end of April 2019, the article passed FAC on my second attempt, thanks again to a lot of help from Sturm. I nominated another article I had worked up to GA status, 1974 White House helicopter incident, for A-class review in December 2019; it passed in February 2020, and I then nominated it for FA. It was promoted in March, then appeared on the Main Page on 8 May 2020, getting 100,161 views.
Nowdays, I continue occasionally writing a GA or two, and sometimes I revert vandalism. When bored, I will review AfC submissions and patrol new pages. Occasionally, I also do gnomish work too, fixing grammar, adding refs and stuff like that. I do appreciate constructive feedback, especially if I make a mistake, so you are most welcome to visit my talk page.
I have also met two vandals in real life, and hit the MediaWiki rate limit three times without using AWB, Huggle, or mass rollback.
You keep beating me at reverting vandalism! Keep up the good work! MusicalKnight (talk) 19:32, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar
For completing over 50 reviews during the 2018 June Backlog Drive, please accept this Special Edition Barnstar. Thank you for helping New Page Patrol and keep up the good work. Cheers! — Insertcleverphrasehere(or here) 19:00, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks a lot for searching for the publication information of a newspaper article used in the Delaware Public Library article. While my search for the article’s publication information will continue, I’m grateful for the thoroughness of your search and your help in ruling out newspapers.com as a possible source. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 01:24, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
On behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Writer's Barnstar for placing second in the October 2018Military History Article Writing Contest with 92 points from 34 articles. Congratulations, Kges1901 (talk) 22:31, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
You beat me to it twice! @Boothsift 02:40, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
2018 Military History Newcomer of the Year
As voted by your peers within the Military history WikiProject, I hereby award you the WikiProject Barnstar for being nominated for the 2018 Military History Newcomer of the Year Award. Congratulations, and thank you for your efforts in 2018. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:27, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
On behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Writer's Barnstar for placing second in the February 2019 Military History Article Writing Contest with 91 points from 10 articles. Congratulations, Kges1901 (talk) 11:42, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the The Milhist reviewing award (2 stripes) for January to March 2019 reviews. Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 00:31, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank your for anti-vandalism work, especially tonight. -- LuK3(Talk) 02:37, 4 February 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 gracing Wikipedia with a second well written and well researched Featured Article. I hope that there will be many more to come. Gog the Mild (talk) 19:30, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
For scoring 35 points in the WikiProject Military history 2020 edit-a-thon March Madness, I am pleased to award you this token of appreciation from the Project. Thank you, and well done. Gog the Mild (talk) 10:59, 2 April 2020 (UTC)