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."
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.
Port call at WikiConference NA 2019, in chilly Boston. My first, super cool! Met a lotta good beans.
Among some very colorful Wikipedians. I'm wearing the purple cap'ns hat (its me favorite color if ya hadn't guessed matey!)
Purple? And that wacky smile? That's right, it's Eek! Someday, if WikiCon ever happens in person again, you'll get a picture of me in a pirate costume.
Wikipedia: Made every day
This user has been on Wikipedia for 9 years, 1 month and 1 day.
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.
The metaphorical ship in which CaptainEek sails to edit
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)
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)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks for the help, especially the Links which help explain things. Is123Biblio (talk) 08:06, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
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)
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
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 AustraliaChetsford (talk) 05:15, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
for your assistance to editors at the AfC helpdesk. Curb Safe Charmer (talk) 13:29, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
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)
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)
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)
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 and Vermilion flycatcher to Gallic Wars 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
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)