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Articles without such templates run the risk of being appreciated by readers. (July 2062)
|The template above is an editorial template which was inserted here by some editor in order to send a request or suggestion to other editors. You may wonder what that stuff is doing here in the article page, before the leading paragraph (which of course is not "leading" any more) — instead of being in the talk page, which was created precisely for the purpose of editor-to-editor communication. Frankly, I don't know either. Perhaps some guy put that template on an article by mistake, and other editors though it was a consensus Wikipedia policy and started enforcing it all over the place. I myself have been doing that for a few years; it makes me feel useful. It is better than sitting at the bar getting drunk, you must agree.
But now that you mention it, it does seem a bit illogical. Say, a guy wants to know what a paramecium is, types "paramecium" into the search window — but instead of an article on that little critter, he gets a statement that some anonymous jerk did not quite like something or other about the way references are placed on some page, and expects someone else will do something about it; and that he has been waiting since november 2006, precisely, so it had better be done soon enough, or... or... or, well, maybe it will be done at some later time.
Hmmm... Yeah, 'guess you are right, it is stupid. Totally. But it does not matter anyway, it is now a Rule and there is no arguing about it. So, you are hereby warned: do not move that template back to the talk page. If you do that again, I will tell Jimbo and he will ban you from Wikipedia for good.
Actually Wikipedia has lots of stupid rules like this one, that no one knows how they came to be. Around here, we call that sort of thing "consensus". (December 2009)
|— Wikipedian ♂ —|
|Born||July 4, 1962|
Jamestown, New York;
|Name in real life||Mark Ayers|
|Current location||Rockford, Michigan;|
|Languages||English with some Italian & Spanish|
|Ethnicity||Swedish & Scottish|
|Height||71 inches (180 cm)|
|Weight||205 pounds (93 kg)|
|Education and employment|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|University||University at Albany, SUNY|
|Hobbies, favourites and beliefs|
|Hobbies||Long-distance wilderness hiking|
|Music||eclectic, with a preference for Downtempo|
|Joined||2 November 2005|
|First edit||2 November 2005|
|Autoconfirmed||24 April 2015|
|Extended confirmed||10 March 2020|
philoserf is a human being, being human. He lives in a small town near Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. philoserf lived in Italy for a year in the early 1980s and in Turkey for a year in the early 1990s. He earned a degree in political science at The University at Albany, State University of New York.
philoserf works on improving technological systems, services, and processes for a leading fashion retailer in Seattle, USA. In the past he has worked for Samsung's Cloud native computing team; wrote and supported Application programming interfaces for Nordstrom mobile applications; supported ESPN.com for The Walt Disney Company; supported information systems and information security for dental and medical insurance companies; and he served in the United States Army as both an enlisted airborne infantryman and an officer. He also held a few more jobs along the way.
philoserf served four years on the board of his local public library, including one year as its president. He served five years on the advisory board of a regional writers' conference where he helped to recruit, select, and schedule presenters and keynote speakers. He has also served as an officer on the executive committee of a few volunteer nonprofit organizations.
The views expressed here are his own. They are not endorsed, reviewed, or approved by any other person or organization.
My favorite poem
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.
Man hands misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.
—Philip Larkin : 181
- See a way to improve an article
- Do it
- Go to 1
- Pick an issue type
- Find pages with that issue
- Clean up that issue
- Go to 1
- Visit a random article
- Improve the article
- Go to 1
- Use a lint indicating user script/user sheet
- See some lint
- Fix some lint
- Go to 1
Article improvement loop
My dedicated article improvement loop[c]
- Pick an article (sometimes two)
- Build a task list
- Pick a section and drop an excerpt in the /sandbox with,
- Research, write, edit, repeat, & optionally discuss changes in
- Replace the section in main
- Go to 1
What I may be working on
|To-do list for User:Philoserf:|
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