Hello, everyone! Dale Arnett at your service.
- High school: Paducah Tilghman High School, Paducah, Kentucky, 1979
I spent a good chunk of my childhood in Chicagoland, both in the city of Chicago and in Berwyn, but I spent my teenage years in Paducah. After a convoluted path from my bachelor's to my master's degree, and an excruciating job search, I started working for Union Carbide in South Charleston, West Virginia (living in Dunbar) in 1990. I got "Dow-sized" in 2002, as I was one of the many people let go not long after Dow bought Union Carbide in 2001. After about a year working for a Dow contractor doing much the same work I had always been doing, I wound up in law school.
I briefly worked for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner in 2008, which turned out to be a disaster for me. I've returned to Kentucky to try to "rebuild" my life... and I did succeed in one major task, passing the USPTO registration examination. However, I am NOT registered yet.
Articles I've created
It's hard for me to keep track... but here's a sampling. Note that I may add more to this list as I discover them. Of course, the current versions don't necessarily look anything like my original creations. ;)
DYK = Successful Did you know? self-nomination.
2007 WNBA Draft - 2014 Hiram vs. Mount St. Joseph women's basketball game - Anadolu Efes - Adriatic League - Basketball Federation of Slovenia - Andrew Bogut - Pero Cameron - Mickie DeMoss - Eligibility for the NBA Draft (fork of 2008 NBA Draft, but I had added most of the eligibility-related material in that article) - Adam Emmenecker (DYK) - Festus Ezeli, Jeffery Taylor, 2011–12 Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team (triple-barreled DYK) - FIBA World Championship for Women - Fortitudo Bologna - Mark Few - Mike Gansey (DYK) - Luke Harangody (DYK) - Johannes Herber - Mizzou Arena - Montepaschi Siena - Adam Morrison (DYK) - Nenê - Dirk Nowitzki - Paris-Levallois Basket - Premier A Slovenian Basketball League - Regional Special Events Center - Rupp Arena - Saski Baskonia - Peja Stojaković - Courtney Vandersloot (DYK) - Virtus Bologna - Miha Zupan (DYK)
Away goals rule - Battle of Bramall Lane - Cobreloa - Cup-tied - Eidur Gudjohnsen - FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup - FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup - Fox Soccer Channel - Germany women's national football team - Robbie Keane - Jan Koller - Kristine Lilly - Roger Milla - Christine Sinclair - Testimonial match - United States women's national soccer team
2005-06 World Sevens Series (DYK) - 2006 South Africa Sevens - 2006-07 IRB Sevens World Series - 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series - 2007-08 Top 14 season (DYK) - 2008-09 Rugby Pro D2 season - 2008-09 Top 14 season - 2009 end of year rugby tests - 2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy - CA Lannemezan - Kitch Christie - Jean de Villiers - Jannie du Plessis (DYK) - Os du Randt - Edinburgh Sevens - Georgia national rugby union team - George Gregan - Bryan Habana - Imanol Harinordoquy - Heartland Championship (DYK) - Kamp Staaldraad - List of international rugby union tries by Shane Williams (DYK) - List of rugby union Test caps leaders - Marseille Vitrolles Rugby - Andrew Mehrtens - Brian O'Driscoll - Malcolm O'Kelly - Breyton Paulse - USA Perpignan - Rugby World Cup Sevens - Southern Spears - Stade Français - Stade Toulousain - Marko Stanojevic - Super 14 franchise areas - Waikato Stadium
Anglican Communion Network - Beeb Birtles - Steven Curtis Chapman - Chick-fil-A - May Day (James Bond) - Grand Slam Force - LifeWay Christian Resources - Newfoundland Standard Time Zone - Xenia Onatopp - Victory at Sea - Winchester Short Magnum
Other successful DYK nominations
1983 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament - 2008 Music City Bowl (expanded beyond stub status) - 2009–10 Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team (major expansion) - DeJuan Blair — Andy Dalton (expanded beyond stub status) - Mike Davis - Edward Gal (expanded beyond stub status) - Josh Heytvelt (expanded beyond stub status) - Kentucky High School Athletic Association (expanded beyond stub status) - Corné Krige - Jim Larranaga - James Laurinaitis - Michael R. Matz - Miami-FIU brawl - Patrick Mills (expanded beyond stub status) - Dirk Minniefield (expanded beyond stub status) - Ken Niumatalolo - Tom Prydie (expanded) - Sam Young (major expansion) - George Zidek
Articles I've worked on
Too many to count! The last time I looked, I'd made at least one edit to over 11,000 articles. Granted, most of those edits were minor fixes (spelling, grammar, typos), adding categories, and the like.
NBA Team Categories
Hey there! Thanks for adding the Royals team category and putting a few players in there. I did some adjustments with the Warriors and Lakers, giving them distinct Philadelphia/San Francisco and Minneapolis categories, so I'm grateful I don't have to do the Royals adjustment alone. ;)
ekedolphin 05:55, Feb 9, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for cleaning up posterized. Very nice job.
Thanks for adding to the Frankfort article.
Thanks for your excellent work in French rugby, always reliable and outstanding.
Lists of schools
Hey. While I love all of the work you're doing, I need to point out one (possible?) problem: The Manual of Style recommends avoiding links within headings Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings). Apparently is screws up things for some users (much as I agree than linking to each county article would be a nice thing).
Thanks... Flyers13 21:05, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I contacted Ivan Maisel in the Spring regarding the proper way to render the name of golf's first major, and he said that ESPN's style editors had been told that the first reference to the event should be "Masters Tournament," and not "The Masters." I see you just changed it so I thought I'd let you know that.
|The Editor's Barnstar|
|This is my Wiki gift to you, for helping me out in editing the 2014 in sports page. Rockies77 (talk) 06:36, 2 August 2014 (UTC)|
The Reynald Pedros' Barnstar
I present you this original sport man's barnstar in recognition
and appreciation to your tireless efforts in the improvement
of football (soccer) articles. Just like Reynald, you've struggled
to make this football world a better place. AbdelkweliTalk
|The DYK Medal|
|For your numerous contributions to the Did You Know section on the main page, I award you this long overdue "DYK Medal". Congratulations! Royalbroil 13:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)|
|The Copyeditor's Barnstar|
|Thank you for fleshing out the baseball section I created in the Cross-dominance article. I knew something didn't sound right. Keep up the good and helpful work. Thanks again! Geeky Randy (talk) 05:17, 20 June 2010 (UTC)|
Vjmlhds (talk) 12:27, 16 May 2014 (UTC)