User:DBJC

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DBJC
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This user is a participant of
WikiProject Physics.
E-to-the-i-pi.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Mathematics.
en This user is a native speaker of English.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
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משתמש זה מסוגל לתרום ברמה בסיסית של עברית.‏
la-2 Hic usor media latinitate contribuere potest.
ru-1 Этот участник владеет русским языком на начальном уровне.
grc-2 Ὅδε ὁ χρήστης δύναται συμβάλλεσθαι μετρίᾳ γνώσει τῆς ἀρχαίας ἑλληνικῆς.
yi-1 דער באַניצער קען ביישטייערן מיט אַ גרונטלעכער דרגה פון ייִדיש.
Newcomer Please be nice and patient with this New Wikipedian.
SW0001miniicon.jpg This pilot doesn't need no stinkin' engine, thank you very much!.
1RR This user prefers discussing changes on the talk page rather than engaging in an edit war.
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Quality, not quantity. This user believes that a user's edit count does not necessarily reflect on the value of their contributions to Wikipedia.
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KES This user is, or was, a pupil at
King Edward's School.
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TeabagandMilk.jpg This user believes that you should never put milk in with the tea bag.
eπi+1=0 This user is a mathie.
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This user enjoys the works of
J. R. R. Tolkien.
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DON'T PANIC Through a time warp this user edits the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
LOTR This user likes the original The Lord of the Rings and vastly prefers it to the dumbed-down, cheapened and oversimplified film trilogy.
The Silmarillion This user not only likes The Lord of the Rings, but The Silmarillion as well.
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Mis This user can hear the people sing.
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CIV This user plays one or more versions of Civilization.
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Who is this then...?[edit]

Ever since I stumbled across wikipedia a long time ago, I have found it to be a great idea, and an invaluable resource. It is a shame that such a resource is sometimes shunned by academics, although nowadays most of the open-minded seem to accept it as an informal resource. However, wikipedia has the potential to become so much more. With thorough scolarship, as is evident in parts, it can become a font of knowledge for all levels of study. Obviously I learned early on in my internet use that one must take everything one sees with a pinch of salt and investigate the motivations and sources of each resource, this is why meticulous citations are so vital to the success of wikipedia — they are one of those things that can set it apart from any other web resource. Another important issue is redirection — for those users who want to find their resource quickly, or for newer users, repeated searching can be unattractive or off-putting and can give a bad impression when there are no alternative meanings of the search terms, particularly alternative transliterations of non-latin characters. These are another vital part of making wikipedia a reliable and easy-to-use resource.

Currently on my mind...[edit]

Lots of work!