Justin Anthony Knapp (born November 18, 1982),  also known by his screen name Koavf , is an American Wikipedia user who was the first person to contribute more than one million edits to Wikipedia .  As of July 2015, Knapp had made nearly 1.5 million edits to Wikipedia.  As of August 2016, it has contributed to and nominated two articles recognized as “featured articles” which he described as “the highest quality of article on Wikipedia”.   He was ranked No. 1 among the most active Wikipedia contributors of all time from April 18, 2012 to November 1, 2015.
Knapp attended Covenant Christian High School , where he enrolled in 1997.  He holds degrees in philosophy and political science from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis .   As of 2013, he was pursuing a nursing degree at Indiana University. 
Knapp announced his millionth edit to Wikipedia on April 19, 2012.  At the time, he had been submitting on average 385 edits a day since signing up in March 2005; About his performance he said: “Being suddenly and involuntarily unemployed will do that to you.”  Margaret Ferguson , an associate professor of political science at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and one of Knapp’s professors, said she was not surprised by her dedication to Wikipedia editing.  His Wikipedia username, Koavf , Was Chosen as an acronym for “King of all Vext Fans” has reference to a contest Knapp ENTERED for the comic book Vext in the 1990s.  Wikipedia’s bibliography on George Orwell ,   and he has also made many edits involving the categorization of albums through Wikipedia’s category structure.  In 2012, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Walescongratulated Knapp For His work and presented _him_ with the website’s Highest Award For His achievement  by 20 April Declaring That Would Be Justin Knapp Day.  In a 2014 interview with Business Insider , Knapp said that “there is no typical day” with regard to his Wikipedia editing, and that his “go-to edits are small style and typo fixed.” Wikipedia editors is not necessarily a problem. 
On July 21, 2014, his editing was the subject of a question on the BBC quiz show University Challenge . 
In 2005, at the United Nations Sixtieth General Assembly, Knapp advocated for the Sahrawi people and spoke about the situation in Western Sahara .  He has also done community organizing for a Restore the FourthRally in 2013. 
Knapp has had several jobs including delivering pizzas for the Indianapolis Pizza Pizza Just Pizza,  and working at a grocery store and a hotline crisis .  
List of publications
- ” The Grant Shapps Affair is a Testament to Wikipedia’s Integrity and Transparency “, published by Guardian Media Group for The Guardian online, April 23, 2015
- “Engaging the Public in Ethical Reasoning About Big Data” in Ethical Reasoning in Big Data: An Exploratory Analysis (edited by Springer Publishing , April 2016, pp. 43-52, ISBN 978-3-319-28422-4 and ISBN 978-3-319-28420-0 doi : 10.1007 / 978-319-28422-4_4
- ^ Jump up to:a b Comisky, Daniel S. (July 26, 2012). “King of Corrections” . Indianapolis Monthly .
- Jump up^ “The hardest working man on Wikipedia April 19, 2012” . Daily Dot . Retrieved September 3, 2012 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Dewey, Caitlin (22 July 2015). “You do not know it, but you’re working for Facebook.” . Washington Post . Retrieved 16 August 2015 .
- Jump up^ Morris, Kevin (December 11, 2012). “Meet Justin Knapp, the hardest working man on Wikipedia” . The Daily Dot . Retrieved October 15, 2016 .
- Jump up^ Wikipedia: List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations
- ^ Jump up to:a b c “First man to make 1 million Wikipedia edits” . The Telegraph . Retrieved 3 September 2012 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Pogue, Paul FP (23 May 2012). “Wiki’s Million Edit Man is lifelong Hoosier” . Nuvo . Retrieved 5 April 2015 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Hansen, Lauren (30 January 2013). “6 super-dedicated employees” . The Week . Retrieved January 30, 2015 .
- Jump up^ Vinci, Angela (5 July 2012). “In the News – June 2012” . Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis News . Retrieved 2 February 2017 .
- Jump up^ Horn, Leslie (April 20, 2012). “Seven Years, One Million Edits, Zero Dollars: Wikipedia’s Flat Broke Superstar” . Gizmodo . Retrieved 13 August 2015 .
- Jump up^ “Wikipedia: Meet the men and women who write the articles” . BBC News . 14 July 2012 . Retrieved 18 February 2015 .
- Jump up^ “Hardest working man on the internet passes one million Wikipedia edits” . Engadget.com . Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- Jump up^ Alissa Skelton (23 April 2012). “Wikipedia Volunteer Editor Reaches 1 Million Edits” . Mashable . Retrieved 24 October2012 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Lubin, Gus (19 September 2014). “This Guy Has Edited Wikipedia More Than 1.3 Million Times – And He Does Not Believe In The Decline Of The Free Encyclopedia” . Business Insider . Retrieved 21 September 2014 .
- Jump up^ “Episode 2” . University Challenge . Season 2014/2015. Episode 2. 21 July 2014. BBC.
- Jump up^ “Representatives of member states, non-self governing territories, petitioners address Fourth Committee, as it continues general debate on decolonization: Statements Focus on Questions of Gibraltar, Western Sahara, Guam” . United Nations . October 6, 2005 . Retrieved February 14, 2013 .
- Jump up^ Ritger, Carla (July 3, 2013). “Protesters to March Against Government Surveillance in Nationwide Rally” . Indianapolis Star . Gannett .
- Jump up^ Disis, Jill (20 January 2014). “Co-workers scrambled to find missing pizza delivery man until the worst became clear” . Indianapolis Star . Retrieved 2 February 2017 .