I’ve been a reader of Wikipedia for a long time, but only recently started contributing (around January 2015, but not very consistently).
As of March 2017, I have 5,919 edits on the English Wikipedia. More detailed statistics are available using X!’s tools.
On March 20, 2017, I was indefinitely blocked from editing the English Wikipedia as a “Promotion / advertising-only account”. More information is available on the corresponding Administrators’ noticeboard/Incidents thread. This block was one of the results of a series of attacks on Vipul Naik’s paid content creation project.
Here I list my main contributions. See “Pages created by Issa Rice” and “Pages edited significantly but not created by Issa Rice” on Wikipedia Views for tabulated pageviews. I might not update this page often, but usually either this page, Wikipedia Views, or my payment page (which includes not just Wikipedia pages) should list my major contributions. If listed in none of those places, then my contributions pages (on Wikipedia itself) are the definitive source.
- Professional consensus of economics
- Open Philanthropy Project
- Various IRS forms: Form 1040, Form 1099, Form 1099-MISC, Form 1096, Form W-2, Form W-9, Form 990
- Timeline of online dating services
- Person-affecting view
- Form I-140
- Green Card Test
- A Plus (aplus.com). The page was actually originally supposed to be a new article, but in the time that I worked on it, someone else went ahead and created the page, so it ended up being more of a merge than a fresh write. You can still see my original version in my user namespace.
- I started translating the effective altruism page into Japanese; you can see it at 効果的利他主義 (it’s pretty bad, and I hope someone with a stronger command of Japanese can come along and do the rest/fix up my mistakes).
Most recently, I’ve been doing research in global health—and in the process I’ve been writing several Wikipedia articles in the area. These are:
- Timeline of global health (first created by me, but now being improved by others)
- Timeline of nonprofit evaluation – deleted, see the version on the Timelines Wiki
- Child survival revolution, a major movement in global health in the 1980s–1990s
- Priority-setting in global health
- Timeline of deworming
- Amanda Glassman, a senior person at the Center for Global Development
- International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), one of the partners in the Disease Control Priorities Project
- Voices of the Poor
- Participatory poverty assessment
- The State of the World’s Children, the flagship publication of UNICEF
- Innovative Vector Control Consortium, which is funded by the Gates Foundation
- 3 by 5 Initiative, an HIV/AIDS program by WHO
- Health systems strengthening, a term used in global health that I wanted to investigate due to its perceived vagueness (even after writing the page, I still think the term is vague)
- Hiroshi Nakajima, who was Director-General at WHO; I didn’t write this page but made significant improvements to it
gwern, May 2010:
But seriously: any copyvio on Youtube is Youtube or the uploader’s problem. Are we our brother’s keeper? Our task is to make the best encyclopedia we can, not adhere to every crazed jot and tittle of American IP maximalism unless it’s a genuine threat to the encyclopedia. No one has ever sued us over contributory infringement linking to a video site, and no on ever will; any effort spent dealing with an illusory threat yields equally illusory benefits.
gwern, December 2007:
You and your ilk fetishize notability, you fetishize printed sources. You raise up a god of process and bow down to it, burning useful good stuff as a holocaust with pleasing smell to it. You dare talk about quality? You guys don’t have the slightest clue what quality is. All you can perceive are the trappings that sometimes go with it.
- Account names for the account names I use on other sites
- “Wikipedia usage survey results”, my LessWrong post discussing a survey that Vipul Naik and I conducted
- “In Defense Of Inclusionism” by gwern
- “Wikipedia and Dark Side Editing” by gwern
- Vipul Naik’s page on Wikipedia
- “The Value of Wikipedia Contributions in Social Sciences” by Brian Tomasik
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