Jason Moore (Wikipedia editor)

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Jason Moore
Moore in 2016
Born1984 or 1985 (age 38–39)
Known forWriting and editing for Wikipedia

Jason Moore (born 1984 or 1985) is an American Wikipedia editor among the English Wikipedia's most active contributors by edit count. Editing since 2007 as "Another Believer", he has specialized in current events, with coverage including the COVID-19 pandemic, George Floyd protests, and the culture of Portland, Oregon, where he is based. On Wikipedia, Moore has created and developed editor affinity groups for joint work on these topics. As an organizer in the Wikimedia movement, Moore has hosted meet-ups and edit-a-thons to train new editors.


Moore is among the most active editors by edit count on the English Wikipedia.[1][2] Across his half-million edits[1] under the username "Another Believer"[3] since 2007,[4][5] Moore has created thousands of pages, including articles on current events, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks. Some of these articles include the 2021 United States Capitol attack, the 2022 Buffalo shooting, and the 2022 Laguna Woods shooting.[1] On the English Wikipedia, Moore has created editor affinity groups ("WikiProjects") dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of current events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][6] During COVID-19, he documented the pandemic's burgeoning reach across multiple U.S. states, business sectors, and communities.[7] He was a major contributor to articles about the protests following the murder of George Floyd.[1] Upon starting the entry on the 2021 United States Capitol attack, he and other editors stewarded the article's influx of new content as the event developed in real time.[5]

Moore at an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Portland, Oregon, 2016

He has additionally written about topics in Portland, Oregon, such as horse rings, roses, the Yale Union Laundry Building, and the 2011 Oregon Symphony recording Music for a Time of War.[4] Moore's first featured article—the encyclopedia's highest quality rating—was about the 2007 album Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.[4] He has described being motivated by "the instant gratification of making the Internet better so easily"[3] and the satisfaction of "sharing information with the world".[4] CNN Business described Moore as a "Wikipedia influencer".[1]

In addition to editing, Moore has participated in building the Wikimedia movement by organizing local meet-ups and training new editors.[4] A 2013 edit-a-thon he organized at the Portland Art Museum[8][9] invited people to use institutional resources to improve coverage of local artists, arts organizations, and public art.[10] He continued to host Portland-area events, especially to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Portland arts and women artists.[11][12] Moore has also helped organize an LGBT-specific outreach affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation[13][14] and its Wiki Loves Pride campaign to improve LGBT culture and history-related coverage.[15]

Personal life and career[edit]

Moore was born in 1984 or 1985.[3] Raised in Houston, he enjoyed book reports and science projects as a student.[4] He lived in Portland, as of 2022, where he worked as a digital strategist[3][1] and previously worked in the Oregon Symphony's fundraising department.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Kelly, Samantha Murphy (May 20, 2022). "Meet the Wikipedia editor who published the Buffalo shooting entry minutes after it started". CNN Business. Archived from the original on May 20, 2022. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  2. ^ Gedye, Grace (February 4, 2021). "When the Capitol Was Attacked, Wikipedia Went to Work". Washington Monthly. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e Andrews, Travis M. (August 7, 2020). "Covid-19 is one of Wikipedia's biggest challenges ever. Here's how the site is handling it". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 9, 2020. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Stabler, David (May 11, 2013). "Wikipedia a passion for Portland's Jason Moore". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. ISSN 8750-1317. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Pasternack, Alex (January 14, 2021). "As a mob attacked the Capitol, Wikipedia struggled to find the right words". Fast Company. Archived from the original on January 15, 2021. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Vázquez, Karelia (November 28, 2020). "¿Y tú te fiarías de la Wikipedia en 2020?". El País (in Spanish). Archived from the original on May 21, 2022. Retrieved June 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Harrison, Stephen (May 27, 2020). "Future Historians Will Rely on Wikipedia's COVID-19 Coverage". Slate. Archived from the original on May 27, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Hallett, Alison (October 11, 2013). "Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Aims to Improve Crowd-Sourced Local Arts Coverage". Portland Mercury. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  9. ^ Stabler, David (October 9, 2013). "Reel Music Festival, a Wiki edit-athon, August Wilson Monologue Competition: arts roundup". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Hallett, Alison (October 16, 2013). "Oregon Arts Project: A Wiki-Based Approach to Local Arts Coverage". Portland Mercury. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  11. ^ Hallett, Alison (January 15, 2014). "Wikipedia Arts + Feminism Edit-a-Thon". Portland Mercury. Archived from the original on September 18, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Solomon, Molly (March 18, 2017). "Portland Edit-a-Thon Aims to Close Wikipedia Gender Gap". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Archived from the original on March 19, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Wexelbaum, Rachel; Herzog, Katie; Rasberry, Lane (2015). "Queering Wikipedia". In Wexelbaum, Rachel (ed.). Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Sacramento, California: Litwin Books. p. 67. ISBN 978-1936117796. Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  14. ^ Wexelbaum, Rachel (May 1, 2019). "Coming Out of the Closet: Librarian Advocacy to Advance LGBTQ+ Wikipedia Engagement". In Mehra, Bharat (ed.). LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments. Emerald Group Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 9781787564756. Archived from the original on June 11, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Wexelbaum, Rachel (June 10, 2019). "Edit Loud, Edit Proud: LGBTIQ+ Wikimedians and Global Information Activism". In Reagle, Joseph; Koerner, Jackie (eds.). Wikipedia @ 20: Stories of an Incomplete Revolution. MIT Press. Archived from the original on June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2022.

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