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I, Pharos, am a Wikipedian who has been active since September 2004. The nom de plume refers to the Pharos of Alexandria, as well as to a local lighthouse and some old library.

My first article was U Thant Island, and I've tried to be helpful since then.

Maintenance tasks[edit]

I was approved as an administrator in March 2005, and in that capacity have mostly been involved in Main Page maintenance.

I used to have all sorts of other tidbits on this page but it's hard to keep them up-to-date with my current activities here, so if you're curious you'll just have to browse the archives.

Wikimedia New York City[edit]

In recent months, I have been heavily involved in the formation of a meta:Wikimedia New York City local chapter. See Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC for the meetings.

Metropolitan Museum of Art[edit]

I will be working part-time as a Wikipedian in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through June 2017. For upcoming details of this work, please see Wikipedia:GLAM/Metropolitan Museum of Art.

You can join a regular collaboration at Wikipedia:GLAM/Metropolitan Museum of Art/Weekly: this week's topic is The Horse Fair.


WikiMedal for Janitorial Services
I award you this WikiMedal for Janitorial Services for your diligent work keeping the Main Page neat and tidy, and free of unfree images, and in particular, your creation of the useful {{C-uploaded}} template for free images from the Commons. -- PFHLai 02:48, 2005 August 30 (UTC)

The Editor's Barnstar
Have this barnstar, for constantly deleting and reverting vandalism. -- γκυκλοπαίδεια 01:52, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
Pharos is hereby awarded this Barnstar for doing the necessary detective work to find out what exactly happened to the Chatham Garden Theatre. — BrianSmithson 01:26, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
Barnstar! 02:27, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
To Pharos, for an excellent featured article on George Washington (inventor) in record time and just in time for April Fools Day. With respect and admiration and a big grin, Ruhrfisch 23:04, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

The Surreal Barnstar
Your work with the current Featured Article on George Washington for April Fools Day is brilliant. Good job. -- Sharkface217 07:11, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

The Photographer's Barnstar
For locating and uploading a hi-res version of the We Can Do It! poster I herby award you The Photographer's Barnstar. In a very real sense this is as much your featured picture as it mine. TomStar81 (Talk) 00:42, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

The Real Life Barnstar
For your work to make Wikipedia better; for your work on the New York meet-ups. -- David Shankbone 07:30, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

The Real Life Barnstar
For extraordinary real life work setting up, working on, and leadership of the Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Manhattan 2008 event, I award this Real Life Barnstar for excellence and dedication above and beyond the call of duty. Becksguy (talk) 05:55, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

The Current Events Barnstar
Here's a barnstar for Pharos for leading the current Revolution at ITN. I like the changes at WP:ITN/C and there are more new stuffs at {{In the news}} on MainPage these days! So things are indeed improving at ITN. Thank you and good luck. Happy editing! Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 18:59, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

The Audio Barnstar
You get this barnstar for uploading the historical recording "I am the Edison phonograph". It is a great addition to the wiki!  Channel ®   22:40, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Motivation Award Wikipedia Motivation Award
I've just been reading about your impressive work, which was instrumental in setting up the New York chapter of the Wikipedia cabal. You still don't seem to have this award in your trophy case. Happy New Year! A toast for a newly improved Wikipedia and Wikiversity, powered by the people who own New York. Thanks for your inspiring email to me, too! --AFriedman (talk) 07:34, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar
For guiding a class full of students through the completion of their Wikipedia assignments--and finishing weeks earlier than anyone else--I award Pharos the Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar. Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:54, 1 April 2011 (UTC)