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Hello, and welcome to my user page! I contribute to many different areas of Wikipedia where I see unmet needs. I strive to improve the world's information ecosystem, in pursuit of Wikipedia's mission to make humanity's collective knowledge accessible to everyone.

I began editing in 2012 and have been active since 2018, and became a volunteer administrator this past February. Sdkbtalk





My Wikipedia-relevant biographical facts

 This user is a mammal.
en-5This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
 This user is an editor on Wikidata.
 This user is an editor on Wikivoyage.

My Wikipedia-relevant beliefs

,This user prefers the Oxford comma.
mankindThis user supports the use of gender-neutral language.
theyThis user considers singular they standard English usage.
 This editor puts the reader first.
This user knows that
Facts Matter
 This user believes that
the press is not the enemy.
 This user supports the use of transclusion for consolidation.
 This user supports the fair use of media to improve the encyclopedia.
 This user tries to do the right thing. If they make a mistake, please let them know.

My Wikipedia activity

  This user has been on Wikipedia for 13 years, 10 months and 19 days.
 This user enjoys reading
The Signpost.
#This user chats on the Wikimedia Community Discord server.
 This user is an administrator on the English Wikipedia. (verify · RfA)
 This user runs a bot, SdkbBot (contribs). It performs tasks that are extremely tedious to do manually.

My WikiProjects

 This user is a participant in WikiProject
Articles for improvement.
 This user is a participant in WikiProject Higher education.
 This user is interested in
This user assists new editors at the Teahouse.
 This user is a participant in
WikiProject Transport.
 This user is a participant in
WikiProject Usability.
 This user contributes to Vital Articles on Wikipedia.

Barnstars and other awards


Note: may include mild refactoring for clarity. Unrefactored versions can be found at my talk page.

Editor of the Week
for the week beginning February 19, 2023
Sdkb has done a lot of amazing things. Created 239 articles, 68K edits with a respectable 56% to mainspace. But most memorable is their diligent effort in streamlining many of the templates used to welcome new editors. They also run the valuable SdkbBot and help out at the Teahouse.
Recognized for
streamlining welcome templates
Notable work
Pomona College
Submit a nomination
  The Editor's Barnstar
For starting the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) § Proposal to streamline the welcome template. Yes, that is a very helpful resource. RIT RAJARSHI (talk) 09:51, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Good Humor
For lightening the mood. Nice one. Gog the Mild (talk) 12:50, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thanks for all you do to Wikipedia, especially redesigning the header for the Teahouse and setting up the RFC for redoing the sidebar. Interstellarity (talk) 14:42, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for starting the RfC on the sidebar. It's well written and clearly laid out. Hopefully it will make some long needed improvements! Happy editing, Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 23:03, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
  The Instructor's Barnstar
This Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have performed stellar work in the area of instruction & help for other editors.
I've loved seeing the energy you've brought to advocating improvements in our onboarding of newcomers, especially your invaluable help with the introductory tutorials. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 12:25, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
  The Civility Barnstar
Thank you for the level-headed and reasonable discussions over at COVID-related articles — it's refreshing. :) Acalycine (talk) 14:22, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
 This user has been awarded a userbox barnstar for adding documentation to two of my userboxes; thanks again!   Patrick.
  The Original Barnstar
For your work on the 2020 left sidebar update RFC. Well done! Yair rand (talk) 17:32, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
I made my first successful edit on the article you created, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the environment. Thank you for helping me on my repetitive errors on minor updates. You were kind enough during the whole process. Thanks again.

Anshublogger (talk) 20:35, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

  The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Belated thanks for your constructive contributions and perceptive suggestions to portray different aspects of pandemics. Your work embodies the collaborative spirit that is supposed to guide our efforts. —RCraig09 (talk) 17:48, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  COVID-19 Barnstar
Thank you for your work on trimming down COVID-19 pandemic, and all your COVID-related work in general! Ovinus (talk) 23:35, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
  What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thank you for starting the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Featured article candidates § Expired nominations. You were encouraged to take a passing comment on Wikipedia Discord and start a full discussion on Wikipedia. I'm impressed! Keep up the good work. :) MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 05:27, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Pomona College people

Thank you for quality articles about people who move things, such as Martina Vandenberg and David S. Breslow, for the list of Pomona College people and filling it, for contributing where you see unmet needs, for read before commenting – professional journalist, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2558 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:32, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

For writing Wikipedia's notability policies. Please keep up the good work. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 01:08, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Good Humor
Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia:April Fools/April Fools' Day 2021! I hope you have a good rest of the year. Nrco0e (talk · contribs) 00:44, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Random act of giving you this barnstar for doing so much for the COVID-19 project. Sitaphul (talk) 19:57, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
My attention was stolen... Clever! Thanks for all you do around here. It makes a difference. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:48, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
  The Sociology Barnstar
Thank you for your contributions to sociology topics. 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 08:21, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
  A.C.'s Book Stack of Unreadability
Thank you for trying to move things along in the recent ANI thread. I'm sad your close was reverted as the thread has basically multiplied in size and has become near unreadable. Your attempt at trying to move discussion to appropriate channels and reducing the threshold for new voices to get in has been noted by me and probably others as well. A. C. Santacruz Talk 22:15, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
  The University Barnstar
For the time and effort you have put in to elevate Pomona College, List of Pomona College people, and Jean Walton, amongst others, to a higher level. Like the topics, places and people you have written about, you have also improved the learning experience for many and that is admirable. — The Most Comfortable Chair 18:02, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  The Philosophy Barnstar
You're a very wise and experienced Wikipedia editor, and I always value your unique input. Thank you for everything you bring to the project. ––FormalDude   talk 09:39, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
  The Featured Article Medal
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this special, very exclusive award created just for we few, we happy few, this band of brothers, who have shed sweat, tears and probably blood, in order to be able to proudly claim "I too have taken an article to Featured status". Gog the Mild (talk) 13:03, 21 December 2021 (UTC)
  The Signpost Barnstar
Thank you very much for a very nice job this issue. Smallbones(smalltalk) 02:27, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your contribution at State Public Libraries (Spain). Keep up the good work. Cheers! - Hatchens (talk) 00:28, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
For making {{uw-ewsoft}} (permanent link) the perfect information template, in teamwork with Generalrelative. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 14:57, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
  COVID-19 Barnstar
Awarded for efforts in expanding and verifying articles related to COVID-19. Cdjp1 (talk) 8 March 2022 (UTC)
  The Reviewers Award
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this award in recognition of the thorough, detailed and actionable reviews you have carried out at FAC. This work is very much appreciated. Gog the Mild (talk) 21:14, 18 March 2022 (UTC)
  The Socratic Barnstar
For a well cultivated, detailed, and helpful response to a comment at RfA. ––FormalDude talk 22:01, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For sticking up for readers. Over time, I've noticed your advocacy for changes and policies that make Wikipedia better for everyday readers, not just for us editors. I think the reader's experience is too often overlooked, so I wanted to give you this! Ganesha811 (talk) 02:50, 29 March 2022 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
I wanted to give someone a barnstar, so I looked in your contribs and talk page and found out you're a really good, underrated editor! Thank you for being a polite, helpful editor (unlike some of the editors on Wikipedia today..) and assuming good faith! Dinoz1 (chat?) 12:54, 26 July 2022 (UTC)
  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
Thanks for your work adding need-blind admissions info to college and university articles! ElKevbo (talk) 22:17, 5 May 2023 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Thank you for creating {{uw-pronoun}} <3 -Asheiou (they/them • talk) 15:13, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
  Community Relations Award
On behalf of the Editing team and my own team, thank you for your support for the Talk pages project during the last several years. I expect Discussion tools to be out of Beta Features at all wikis before long. The team couldn't have met its goals without your help, especially your willingness to ask and answer questions. Editing hopes you will continue partnering with them for mw:Edit check. Thank you so much. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:24, 28 September 2023 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Hi! Couple things, but as to why i'm giving you this, it's thanks to your great editing and interactions!
  1. I like the new signature. I can't pin exactly why, but the font and shape reminds me of old computers.
  2. I hope your RfA passes, as you deserve it.

Babysharkboss2!! Killer Queen 20:19, 13 February 2024 (UTC)

Disclosures and miscellany


I have occasionally edited in areas where I have a very mild conflict of interest (e.g. improving coverage of a business I've patronized), but I avoid doing so on any topic where I am too closely connected to be able to approach it with a detached, neutral mindset. When I was a less experienced editor (until 2021), I occasionally cited my own (non-commercial) work when it was the only or best source I could find. I have never edited for pay. I have a privately disclosed alternate account used for testing and edits revealing personal information (e.g. audio recordings).

Committed identity: 6350117743035842c49708ca8084938e20ebd2f549689406a2cccd5da5b17555f644c25892fa8dcc50f45a13543f72b401e467612f5175a25aef1bb17af8da66 is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.