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Hi, thanks for visiting my user page. It explains my approach to editing ("Be Bold!", Inclusionist and pro-"In popular culture" sections) and lists my "pet peeves", such as "weasel wording" and "puffery". I also believe that Wikipedia articles can have well-managed, well-sourced "In popular culture" sections (see WP:POPCULTURE). I believe that well-managed, properly sourced "in popular culture" sections help set WP apart from other encyclopedias. They also can demonstrate the broader popular resonance of many topics.

My current project (Sept-Dec 2014) is fleshing out ledes. Often, as an article grows more comprehensive, the lede section does not take account of the new material. I have been doing a lot of music genres, but also doing other stuff, like hospital and Experimental film. So far, I haven't seemed to upset too many editors with my "Be Bold" editing of ledes! I am also adding genres to the leads of actor and director articles. For an example of this, see Tom Cruise. Some may find it too detailed, but I think it gives you a good sense of the range of films an actor has appeared in. I believe that the genres of the films that an actor has acted in and the genres of films a director directs are an important piece of information.

I also like finding good images on Wikimedia Commons and then adding them to articles with a suitable caption. For some examples of lede illustrations I have added, see Emptiness, Insignificance, Boredom and WP:OR.

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1680 As of last count, this user is #1680 of active Wikipedians.

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Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians (AIW)
This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.

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Another project has failed. I believe that war crimes are a notable and notorious part of the major wars of the 20th century, and I tried to advocate for the mentioning of war crimes in the Lead of these articles. An editor disagreed with my views, and we reached an impasse in our Talk page discussion. So I started my first RfC to get more viewpoints. All the editors disagree with war crimes being in the lead. Oh well, I learned a lot!

I learned the hard way about WP:CAN, the rules on canvassing when I tried to contact another editor who I thought would support "keeping" an article I have created. Another user warned me I was canvassing in violation of the rules and then she or he redacted not just my message, but even the history of the message being sent was cleansed away...must be some Black Ops special administrator power! :)

My article List of suicides which have been attributed to bullying was AfD'd, but in the end it was kept. It is a hard article to read (you will cry), because it is about these young people who were bullied to the point that they committed suicide.
User:OnBeyondZebrax sections
Intro  Be Bold!  Collegial spirit  Inclusionist philosophy  [[User:OnBeyondZebrax?section=Possible_solutions_to_Wikipedia's_chronic_editor_retention_crisis|Possible solutions to Wikipedia's chronic editor retention crisis]]  Biography  Articles created  Pet peeves  Barnstar  

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