Ed Erhart

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Ed Erhart
Ed Erhart
Editorial associate, Wikimedia Foundation
"There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today." –David Beatty

About me

Welcome to my user page! I'm an American graduate student at East Carolina University and a part of the WMF's Communications team. I have been a Wikimedia editor since 2006 with my volunteer account, The ed17, and I became an administrator on the English Wikipedia in 2009. I have written 26 featured articles there, with most focusing on warships from a plethora of countries in the early twentieth century, and was the editor-in-chief of the Signpost, a community news journal about Wikimedia and its projects, from 2012 to 2015.

Edits from with this account are made as part of my employment, while edits from my volunteer account are not. However, accidental cross-pollination has and probably will occur occasionally. Such mistakes will be promptly corrected. To leave a message for anything relating to my volunteer work, please go to w:User talk:The ed17.

My work

At the moment, I'm primarily engaged in writing for and editing the Wikimedia blog. Please send me an email if you have something you'd like to publish there!

As noted, I am a volunteer administrator on the English Wikipedia. The consensus to grant me those tools was made well before and independent of my role at the WMF, and I will use them only in my personal volunteer capacity.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: eerhart@wikimedia.org
  • IRC: "Ed17"
  • Twitter