|— doofus in chief —|
|Current location||Los Angeles|
|Time zone||Pacific Time Zone|
|Weight||140 pounds (64,000,000 mg)|
|Hobbies, favourites and beliefs|
|Hobbies||Spreadsheet making, crossword making, this|
|Shows||The West Wing, Brooklyn Nine-Nine|
|Books||Harry Potter, The Anthropocene Reviewed|
|Joined||Joined: 2017 November 15|
Active: 2020 July 29
Theleekycauldron (stylized in all lowercase, and sometimes referred to as leek) is an American wikipedian (me!) I'm a Ravenclaw, I play piano, guitar, and violin, and I like listening to Hamilton, Simon & Garfunkel, Bo Burnham, and Gregory Alan Isakov. I'm also currently binging through Dear Hank & John, which I highly recommend. I was raised Orthodox Jewish, but I'm less religious now. I've been biromantic since January 2020, asexual since March 2021, and agender since February 2021. I'm sixteen years old, and I firmly believe in the ability of younger editors to be positive and productive contributors to this project. I have used one other account to edit in the past; an explanation can be found here.
I first joined Wikipedia in 2017, but only became an active contributor in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being on Wikipedia is an amazing privilege that I won't forget—it has been such a joy to spend time on the site, and I sincerely hope I've made some kind of difference.
Did you know ...
- ... that after John Oliver remarked that "the city of Danbury, Connecticut, can eat my whole ass", they named a sewage plant after him?
- ... that John Oliver was sued for defamation when he made a man in a large squirrel costume tell a coal industry CEO to "eat shit" on his show?
- ... that former U.S. president Bill Clinton made a guest appearance on a television reunion episode of The West Wing to encourage voter turnout in the 2020 United States elections?
- ... that Julie Schmit-Albin was awarded the title of Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska for her work as a pro-life activist?
- ... that a resolution introduced into the Nebraska Legislature by Joni Albrecht praised Julie Schmit-Albin as "never one to let a public official waffle on pro-life legislation"?
- ... that Lori Gramlich, a survivor of sexual abuse in her childhood, introduced legislation that made it easier for sexual abuse survivors in Maine to file civil lawsuits against their abusers?
- ... that a viral TikTok video posted by Erynn Chambers intended to satirize country music led to the creation of "Beer Beer, Truck Truck"?
- ... that the debate in "Game On" invokes the beer question?
- ... that while Alexander Hamilton may not have broken the tie in the election of 1800, he did break the tie in "The Election of 1800"?
- ... that Sharri MacDonald was removed from the Old Orchard Beach City Council after a controversial 4–3 vote put the entire council up for recall?
- ... that "The Supremes" was said to have foreseen the conflict following the death of Antonin Scalia, twelve years later?
- ... that Arkansas legislator Denise Jones Ennett took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in front of the Arkansas State Capitol?
- ... that CCH Pounder, who guest starred in The West Wing's "Celestial Navigation", was almost selected for the main role of C. J. Cregg?
- ... that Cwmhiraeth's name roughly translates to "valley of longing"?
- ... that Citizens Square was almost named after Fort Wayne's Harry Baals?
- ... that students and faculty from Fuchs Mizrachi School protested at Nazi guard John Demjanjuk's home in 1993, objecting to his release from Israeli prison and residence in the United States?
- ... that Wikipedia editors wrote over 40,000 words arguing over a single letter?
- ... that The West Wing episode "17 People" has an entire website created by a "superfan" with the sole purpose of explaining it?
- ... that when Oregon journalist Larry Smyth was asked who he thought would win presidential elections, he invariably replied "the man who gets the most votes"?
- ... that it was said that public school teacher Arthur Hathaway Hewitt "'hath-a-way' of striking terror into the hearts of all who dare oppose him"?
- ... that the California State Assembly held a moment of silence over the death of fictional character Mrs. Landingham while in the midst of an energy crisis?
- ... that it's pronounced "gif", not "gif"?
- ... that Google searches for the term "dumpster fire" spiked after Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy in October 2015?
- ... that "leek rust", caused by Puccinia allii, has also caused significant losses for garlic farmers?
- ... that a Christmas gift on The West Wing's "Bartlet for America", a napkin bearing the episode's slogan, was replicated for Jacky Rosen's U.S. Senate campaign?
- ... that Maine state legislator Tracy Quint introduced a bill that would have banned all COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Maine until 2024?
- ... that Claudia Watkins, the only "lady judge" in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1969, thought it was "no big deal"?
- ... that theleekycauldron once took their[a] dog for a walk, but forgot her dog?
I've written several articles on state legislators, including Lori Gramlich, and her opponent, Sharri MacDonald. I also wrote articles on Senators Peter Oberacker, Mario Mattera, and John Mannion, as well as Representatives Charlotte Meadows, Denise Jones Ennett, and Tracy Quint. I improved both Joni Albrecht, Shelley Hughes, and Zach Fansler (my god was that one a trip) from stub to start-class. I also wrote about Arthur Hathaway Hewitt and Larry Smyth, and I hope to write about more people from the 20th century—these little nuggets from the past are so much fun! My more more miscellaneous articles here include Julie Schmit-Albin, Alabama's 3rd and 4th Senate districts, the 2014 Alabama Senate election, and Executive Order 13942. With quite a bit of help, I improved United States congressional delegations from Hawaii into a featured list, and hope to feature it on the front page at some point. I also wrote about an American political thought experiment known as The beer question, which was quite fun for me. Lately, I've decided that we need more coverage of people named claudia—for no particular reason—so I wrote about Judge Claudia Belk. C. J. Cregg is next, hopefully :)
So far, I've written four good articles. My first is SLAPP Suits, took about 14 days from start to finish, and it was featured on DYK when it was created—I've nominated it to be a featured article, I'm quite excited! Another is Mrs. Landingham, which I improved from C-class and created an audio narration for—I really loved being able to share my voice on that one. I've written about several other facets of The West Wing, too, including A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, Game On, 17 People, The Debate, The Long Goodbye, Bartlet for America, Celestial Navigation, and The Supremes, all of which have been nominated or featured at DYK. Plus, I improved Donna Moss from start to C-class, and I wrote about the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant, which was much fun to work on. I do quite like The West Wing and Last Week Tonight, so these were generally quite enjoyable to spend time on!
I rewrote parts of the article on NCSY, increasing its class from start to C. I've also contributed significantly to Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles, although I didn't increase the class of the article in the process. I expanded Fuchs Mizrachi School from stub to start, and I nominated it for DYK!
I've extensively edited Alexander Hamilton High School, a Los Angeles high school, and Barry Smolin, a teacher at that school. I didn't increase the class on either article, but it was enjoyable and I helped in making the articles better.
I wrote an article on That Vegan Teacher a couple of months ago, and mostly kept it from being vandalized during the few months that she was relevant. I also wrote Code Bullet and CallMeCarson, but both have been deleted due to a lack of notability. The article on CallMeCarson was up for quite some time, surviving one AfD, but it was eventually deleted because his only claim to notability was a sexual abuse allegation. I found an article called The Shadow Banning of Black Tik Tok Creators, which looked more like a student's essay, so I converted it into a real article, which is now called Censorship on TikTok. I've written about TikToker Erynn Chambers—and a song she's credited on, Beer Beer, Truck Truck—and nominated both for a joint hook at DYK. Very excited about that! My latest additions are Citizens Square, which was almost named the "Harry Baals Government Center", followed by my newest GA, the gif/jif pronunciation debate!
I wrote Wikipedia:It's okay to be wrong a while ago—assuring users that it's okay to make mistakes, or to not have all the answers. It never really entered into Wikipedia vernacular, I'm not sure why. I hope someone got encouragement out of it, because no one really has all the answers.
I wrote about the Hamilton song "The Election of 1800"—I like Hamilton, and it seemed like there was an article there. I also wrote about the 2013 Wikipedia Star Trek Into Darkness controversy, and that was... interesting.
I narrated the article M-105 (Michigan highway)—It was short, and fun to edit, so I figured I'd put an afternoon into it.
I expanded Cwmhiraeth from stub to start and nominated it at DYK, partially as a joke and partially as a genuine tribute to a certain user by the same name. I do hope DYK got some laughs out of it! Same for my article about Puccinia porri (i wanted to call it Puccinia allii, but no dice), which causes "leek rust"—o, does my heart go out to my fallen sisters.
I've also been making more of an effort to write more articles about women for WikiProject Women in Red, and currently, I'm at seven articles about women and four about men, so I think that's okay. I'm currently burrowing through a list of women state legislators from Maine—should be fun!
Badges, WikiProjects, and other good shtick
I mean, every time you edit this to be accurate, it's inaccurate?Currently, this editor has earned the
|The DYK Barnstar|
|Hi Theleekycauldron, a little appreciation of all the hard work you've put into the DYK space in the past few weeks. There is often a shortage of people willing to build prep sets and take part in the other grunt work, and thanks in part to your efforts the large backlog has now been reduced. Keep up the good work! — Amakuru (talk) 15:10, 3 September 2021 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Good Humor|
|For a basket of puns and related wordplay in your DYK nomination. Thanks for making me laugh! ezlev (user/tlk/ctrbs) 05:42, 30 September 2021 (UTC)|
|The Purple Star|
|For your kindness and grace with the Erynn Chambers article and AfD. Many thanks, Beccaynr (talk) 00:18, 10 October 2021 (UTC)|
|The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar|
|Really appreciating the Hook updates. Thank you. Please have this barnstar. Victuallers (talk) 10:49, 23 November 2021 (UTC)|
|The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|
|Hello there! Thanks so much for the energy that you bring to the WP:DYK project!!! Editors like you are the reason this place is so beautiful! Thanks and stay awesome! Ktin (talk) 18:01, 24 November 2021 (UTC)|
|The Good Heart Barnstar|
|As we come to the end of another terrifying year, I must express my gratitude for you on Wikipedia. Be it quick responses, prepbuilding like nobody has before (and we've tried!), or just putting up with all my DYK talk messages, requests, and getting lost. Thank you, happy new year. Kingsif (talk) 21:55, 30 December 2021 (UTC)|
|The DYK Barnstar|
|For your tremendous contributions to the DYK process. Bruxton (talk) 18:50, 7 January 2022 (UTC)|