Wikipedia recently updated their list of the most prolific editors, and Torontoist was pleased to discover that at 181,749 edits, the most prolific human is a Toronto resident. Bearcat’s user profile describes him as “an underemployed gay freelance writer of Franco-Ontarian stock in Toronto, Ontario, who votes for the New Democratic Party, drinks Alexander Keith’s, hangs out at the Church and Wellesley Timothy’s.”
Yup, that sounds like a Wikipedia editor. Good for you Bearcat! You are the third Canadian to hold this honour, giving us a gooey sense of pride all over. Not only that, but the previous top holder got the position almost entirely by fixing typos and formatting errors, a worthy cause, but it’s nice to see someone who contributed content at the top (so take THAT Rich Farmbrough).
We’re taking Bearcat at his word that he is in fact from Toronto. The irony would be a little bit too much for us if he were lying about it.
Andrew Pulsifer is the brother of SimonP, a former title holder for the most edits on Wikipedia.
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