Joined 16 July 2011
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Unified login: Varnent is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.
Varnent in a Nutshell
This user has a native understanding of English.
This user has created a global account. This user's main account is on [[::User:Varnent |Meta]].
This user previously served on Wikimedia's Affiliations Committee(verify)
This user has a User Page at Wikimania 2015, and is also a member of the Programme Committee.
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This user is a MediaWiki developer.
107,222+This user has made over 107,222 contributions to Wikimedia.
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This user tries to do the right thing. If he makes a mistake, please let him know.
This user supports Cuteness in the Wikimedia movement
This user donated to the Wikimedia Foundation that operates Meta.
This user is a member of the Association of Eventualist Wikipedians.
This user has completed the 2013 AffCom Wikimania Treasure hunt!
IMIRC-Nick: varnent
E-Mail: admin
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This user is @GregVarnum on Twitter.
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Professional free and open knowledge advocate, communications professional, former professional queer youth advocate, Wikimedian, WikiQueerian, policy wonk, tech nerd, nonprofit capacity building geek, Episcopalian & video gamer - among other things I am sure I could add if I was a bigger fan of writing about myself.

NOTE: I work as a employee for the Wikimedia Foundation, but my work on this username is in my capacity as a volunteer and should be treated as such. While I was a volunteer for many years before my work with the Foundation, I started with them officially in September 2015. Unless otherwise stated, any edit to this wiki by me is an act of a regular member of the community, not a legal or official office action of the Wikimedia Foundation. Official acts by me in the line of my work will be done from my office account, User:GVarnum-WMF.
Outside Projects
Currently, I have no active project life outside of the Wikimedia universe. ;)
Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure
Main page: User:Varnent/COI
In the interest of best adhering to Wikipedia's COI guideline, and also taking into account guidance outlined in the plain and simple conflict of interest guide, I find it important to disclose upfront that, where appropriate, I contribute to articles related to work of my employers and organizations I have a financial relationship with (I have provided a list of all relevant topics I am aware of here). Previously, some of this work is as a paid LGBTQ advocate. More recently, I am an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation.
I am here to advance Wikimedia's aims of collecting and developing educational content and to disseminate it effectively and globally. I have carefully read through Wikipedia's policies regarding neutral point of view, verifiability and reliable sources, and see it as crucial to follow these and the other core content and conduct policies closely. I am firmly opposed to non-encyclopedic puffery, marketing speak and original research that would detract from the any Wikimedia project's aims. When I create new articles, I leave the final decisions up to the consensus of others, and I am mindful of what constitutes enduring notability.
I recognize the inherent challenge of editing Wikimedia projects while mitigating the chance for bias presented by a conflict of interest, and for that reason I ask for independent input and seek out consensus via article Talk pages and related Wikiprojects before making any substantive changes. With this approach, I seek to bring a subject matter expertise and ability to obtain hard-to-find reliable sources to the community (to more fully bring articles up to Wikimedia's own standards), while also ensuring that resulting changes to an article are the product of community consensus.
I am also cognizant of wiki content ownership and view Wikimedia projects as a work in progress, so as questions or later input regarding the edits that I have made arise, please feel free to leave a message for me on my User Talk page.
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If you are looking for volunteers for something I could probably help.[1]
— Dmcdevit
aude to Pancetta: how much does it cost to get from dulles to the hostel?
Pancetta's response: A billion trillion dollars.
— Pancetta
In response to a question about the safety of attending a LGBT meetup:
There'll be no outing at this outing.
— tommorris
I did not get this old to be that dumb.
— Diego Sanchez
This is quote which randomly inspired this page's creation..something about the eagerness to volunteer without knowing what for struck me as both great and explanation as to why. Thank you to Dmcdevit for background color selection.
Committed identity: 3b111fb5fcf2c82cc91ccb603fff7197d6b64888fd3a01b6f97b802fd17ef6b5deabad8ca8f00203206bc33a84c88d670ac3fef22d78fb50607c601fb1443db4 is a SHA-512commitment to this user's real-life identity.
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