My name is Covington. I am from Northeastern US. I am English-, Chinese-, and Malaysian-American. My personal motto is non videri sed esse (not seeming but being) and my familial motto is non sufficit orbis (the world is not enough). I hold these words to the bottom of my heart.
I am a moderate Wikipedia user, and I am on Wikipedia almost every day. I love to participate in the inner workings of Wikipedia, such as Wikiprojects and Request for Adminship. I believe that civility and cooperation are the keys to a successful Wikipedia and I do my part to promote these two values. I am completely responsible for my own actions, so feel free send your concerns to me at my talk page.
I feel forgotten. I took time off to heal my wrists, and when I come back, I feel like I am forgotten. I posted a message that I would be back, but still, I feel as people thought I disappeared off this planet. Very few people left notes on my talk page. Thank you all who thought about me during my break; I really appreciated it. (^'-')^Covington 01:46, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
The dove is the symbol of the Covington family. It has inspired me to strive for civility. I take complete responsibility for my actions. Please contact me if you have any concerns.
For going out of his way to help another user and showing exceptional WikiCitizenship, I award Covington this Random Acts of Kindness barnstar. _-MoP-_ 04:51, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
I have awarded barnstars to these deserving Wikipedians. Congrats to Dijxtra (AID and AIDbot), Dozenist (dental-related articles), and Go for it! (Tip of the Day and Main Page layout).
A distinguished newcomer award? Some say so ...
Tip of the day...
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