The metaphorical ship which CaptainEek sails in to edit Wikipedia. It appears to be a perfect copy of the USS Chesapeake.
    EducationUniversity of Arizona
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    LGBTQ+ rainbow flag Quasar "Progress" variant.svgThis user is queer.

    CaptainEek sails the high seas of Wikipedia, hunting for good prose and other booty – such as well sourced articles. Though they hold the title of Cap'n, they know how important it is to keep a ship...well ship shape and clean. Thus they serve as a mop wielding deck swabbie, as well as on the Y'aaarbitration Committee. They often come across the scourge of the seas: vandalism – yet they know they have nothing to fear when the compass of Wiki is in their hand. They try their best to keep out of edit wars, as ships react poorly to both gunfire and needless reversions. Like Ishmael they too hunt a white whale: the elusive WikiCup. When not at the wheel of Wikipedia they make port on the shores of the United States and spend time being a land-lubbing law student. The "Captain of the Eeks" think Wikipedia is one of the most spectacular human innovations (or at least that it's pretty darn cool). They strongly believe in the mission "to create a free encyclopedia, in a variety of languages, presenting the sum of all human knowledge."

    My pronouns are she/they.

    "In the beginning Jimbo created Wikipedia. This has made a lot of people very angry and widely been considered a bad move." – The Talkpage at the End of the Universe

    "Without civility, our lives would be as shaky a Jimbo on a roof!" – Civility, the opening song to the Wiki version of Fiddler on the Roof. Which is by far my favorite play.

    Wikipedia: The only place in the world with elected janitors.[cetacean needed]

    Wikipedia's processes have been frequently described as Kafkaesque. But having worked in the American legal system, I can guarantee you that by comparison Wikipedia is the paragon of efficiency and virtue. If you think ArbCom is Kafkaesque or inscrutable, I pray that you never have to go through an appellate procedure in an American court.

    Captains desk

    CaptainEek takes part in a staff meeting. Also present are General Notability, Ensigned Comment, and Private Evidence.

    Chest of infamy

    • [1] Contrary to popular belief, I am not Captain America, nor is my name based off said illustrious Captain

    My chest of booty!

    An editor (in white) watches the proclamation of their featured article in the vaunted Hall of Mirrors

    Treasure we be seekin

    Name of Project Time Initiated Time Terminated Status: on Begin Date Status: Currently Status: Goal Read: Annual Finish: Crystal Clear app clean.svg/Crystal Clear app logout.png
    Cactus wren Feb. 2019 Jan. 2020 Stub FA FA 45,000 Crystal Clear app clean.svg
    Achatinella apexfulva Jan. 2019 TBA Stub Start B 10,000
    Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon Oct. 2018 TBA Start Start B 20,000
    Saguaro Mar 2019 TBA Start Start GA 350,000
    Vermilion flycatcher April 2019 June 2020 Start FA FA 25,000 Crystal Clear app clean.svg
    American Civil War Jan 2020 TBA B B GA 4,500,000
    Abraham Lincoln Feb 2020 TBA GA GA FA 6,000,000
    Great-tailed grackle Mar 2020 TBA Start Start FA 70,000
    White-winged dove Apr 2020 TBA Start C FA 40,000
    Gallic Wars Nov 2020 TBA C GA FA 250,000

    Awards in pursuit of the Most Highest Togneme

    This editor is a Novato and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Picture Story Book.

    Captains log: Though I have long since surpassed the rank of Novato, I keep the squirrel book around because, well, its quite funny, and reminds me of one of the strangest and most unbelievable events of my life, which involved an old lady (who you could tell me was one of the three fates of Greek mythology and I would believe you) telling me to "Beware the squirrel shaped things". Not "squirrels". "Squirrel shaped things." I'm very serious. It was most bizarre.

    This editor is a Tutnum of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, and Chewed Broken Pencil.
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    The metaphorical ship in which CaptainEek sails to edit
    Editor of the Week
    for the week beginning July 31, 2022
    Engaging, thoughtful, and fun. An arbitrator and upstanding administrator with an impressive amount of content work. The primary contributor at varied articles like Cactus wren, Vermilion flycatcher, Gallic Wars and Giant pumpkin. Creative, patient, and deeply kind.
    Recognized for
    being a courteous content creator
    Submit a nomination
    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    Welcome, and thanks for your work on Townsend v. Sain! I'm doing a bit of editing on the article at the moment – you've done a great job, particularly for someone so new to Wikipedia. You're right that the article is probably too primary-source heavy at the moment, but there's a lot of potential here. I look forward to working with you on future articles! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 19:55, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    Hey- Thanks a lot for the review! I think its improved my confidence towards editing here more, so I might stick around; And that's all thanks to you! 💵Money💵emoji💵💸 13:24, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
    Thanks for the help, especially the Links which help explain things. Is123Biblio (talk) 08:06, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    I hereby award this barnstar to CaptainEek for having the flexibility to swiftly re-evaluate their views, and for being collegial with others who disagreed with them. FeydHuxtable (talk) 22:18, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
    Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
    In consideration of your well-reasoned and detailed analysis of the RfC regarding inclusion of text about Donald Trump's mental health. — JFG talk 09:25, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
    Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
    Thank you for your contributions and collaboration regarding the close of the Australia RfC about including religion in the infobox. It was a pleasure to work with you. --DannyS712 (talk) 05:13, 29 August 2019 (UTC) DannyS712
    Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
    For excellent work on the committee close of RfC dated 23 June 2019 - Should religion be removed from the infobox? in Australia Chetsford (talk) 05:15, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
    The Third Opinion Award The Third Opinion Award
    Your opinion at Talk:Lawrence Summers helped clarify the situation greatly! — WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 11:35, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
    AfC-barnstar-remake.png The Articles for Creation barnstar
    for your assistance to editors at the AfC helpdesk. Curb Safe Charmer (talk) 13:29, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
    Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
    First off, heartiest congrats on the huge success of your very first FAC. The first FAC can be a huge ordeal if not handled well, so I commend how well you have sailed through it. While reviewers might have helped you polish your work per the required standards, I believe the main editor(s) of the article deserve special praise for all the efforts they make in responding to each concern along with the general and often difficult job of expansion and cleanup of the article. Your FAC was a learning experience for me too, and most importantly a chance to get to know an awesome editor and appreciate their work (yeah, including all the stuff you help with apart from article expansion). I hope we get to collaborate more in future, all the very best Captain! :) Sainsf (talk · contribs) 20:36, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    Wiki medal.jpg 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 excellent first Featured Article and the way in which you conducted yourself throughout the review. The first of many, I am sure. Gog the Mild (talk) 23:14, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
    Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
    Off to a quick start! Thanks for your work at RFPP and elsewhere. Take care, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 21:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
    The Closer's Barnstar
    Your thoughtful and concise close at Village Pump (WMF) did not go unnoticed.

    Please accept this token of appreciation for your excellent work.
    Atsme Talk 📧 22:47, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

    Birds of the Southwestern U.S.

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    Thank you for quality articles about native birds of the Southwestern U.S. such as Cactus wren and Vermilion flycatcher, and planning expansion for more, for keeping our ship shape and clean, - captain sailing "the high seas of Wikipedia, hunting for good prose and other booty", you are an awesome Wikipedian!

    You are recipient no. 2440 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:12, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

    Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
    For reworking and cleaning up and rewriting Giant pumpkin! Looks much better-- Eddie891 Talk Work 22:42, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
    Barnstar-atom3.png The Science Barnstar
    Here is a barnstar for expanding on male and female CycoMa (talk) 14:08, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
    Citation Barnstar Hires.png The Citation Barnstar
    Template:Did you know nominations/Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin) "Fools rush in ..." but legal scholars do their research first.

    Thanks for your ameliorative citation and assistance. 7&6=thirteen () 14:40, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

    Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
    On April Fool's Day, it is good to memorialize your contribution to Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin) on the main page. Your words of informed wisdom at the nomination page helped make it possible. Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 14:39, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
    Editor of the week barnstar.svg Editor of the Week
    Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

    KevinL submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

    Ahoy, it's a delight to be able to nominate CaptainEek to be Editor of the Week. The Cap'n is one of the very most engaged, thoughtful, and fun editors I have had the privilege of working with. They're best known for being an arbitrator and an upstanding administrator, but what I find most impressive is how they've stuck with an impressive amount of content work through it all. CaptainEek has been the primary contributor for everything from Cactus wren Cscr-featured.svg and Vermilion flycatcher Cscr-featured.svg to Gallic Wars Symbol support vote.svg and Giant pumpkin. In addition to their many accolades, CaptainEek has a reputation for being creative, patient, and deeply kind. This nomination was seconded by Enterprisey
    Congratulations to CaptainEek, who is hereby awarded the Triple Crown for their incredible contributions to Wikipedia. Damien Linnane (talk) 00:33, 22 January 2023 (UTC)
    What's more impressive than one Triple Crown? Qualifying twice of course! The Imperial Triple Crown Jewels are awarded to CaptainEek for their continued hard work. Damien Linnane (talk) 00:33, 22 January 2023 (UTC)
    This award honours CaptainEek, one of the first recipients of the WikiProject Birds Triple Crown. Damien Linnane (talk) 00:33, 22 January 2023 (UTC)