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lives in Ireland.

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a rotary dial telephone.

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Some wikipedian user pages tell their life story or reveal all sorts of interesting details about themselves, whilst others define their interests and values. I want to do neither, because I do not want to tempt the reader to stereotype me — so a few boxes to the right is all you get.

However, if you read on down, you'll find more about my work on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia Admin

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to my request for adminship in May 2006. I am delighted that it was successful, and I now have administrator powers on Wikipedia. Administrators have access to a few technical features which help with maintenance.

I regard admin powers as a privilege to be used sparingly and judiciously, but if you require the assistance of an admin, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page.

If you want admin help, please do try to explain clearly what you want done, and why ... and I'll try to either help you myself or direct you to a more experienced person if appropriate.

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 397368
Edits+Deleted 418293
Pages deleted 3197
Pages restored 225
Pages protected 194
Pages unprotected 11
Protections modified 15
Users blocked 152
Users reblocked 4
Users unblocked 18
Users created 1


See list at Special:PrefixIndex/User:BrownHairedGirl

My bot

I have created a bot called BHGbot, to be used for a limited number of specific purposes. BHGbot was approved on November 18, 2007 (see the request for approval at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/BHGbot).

Wikipedia likes and dislikes

I like:

I dislike

I am usually a reasonably placid and easy-going sorta person, but I believe that when people repeatedly breach any of the foregoing principles, they should be cruelly punished.

It has been suggested that being forced to listen to Barry Manilow would be an appropriate form of retribution, but I am inclined to think that this is too cruel and extreme. Maybe something milder would do, such as being boiled in oil. (Supportively and non-violently, of course, with plenty of WikiLove, and tongue very firmly in cheek).

Currently working on

July 2010

Recently done

July 2010

March 2010

Splitting List of National Monuments of Ireland

... into separate by-county lists, with an aggregated all-Ireland list generated by transcluding the by-county lists. See Category:Lists of National Monuments of Ireland


On the backburner

  • Writing more articles on 19th century Irish MPs


A full, blow-by-blow list of my contributions is available at the usual place.

This is just a few notes on my areas of interest and on new articles I have created. (or rather, it will be when I get around to writing it ...)

(British parliamentarians, Irish parliamentarians, US United Methodist Bishops, US prisons)

New articles

I used to try to list new articles that I had created, but since I create a lot of new articles, I found that the list was too much work to maintain.

Here are some of the lists I made earlier, before I gave up, in reverse chronological order:

My edit summary usage

You can check my recent edit summary usage … and please leave me a reminder message if I fall below 99%.

My barnstars