User:Goyston

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Purpose

Myself in standard Wikipedia editing set up.

Hi!

My name is Grant, (pronounced /grænt/ (deprecated template),) and I live in Canada. (I'm a guy, for those who aren't familiar with the name Grant.) I am a newish member to Wikipedia. Previously I was a bit of a lurker, frequently using Wikipedia and never editing. Then I began editing anonymously, and realized I should get a proper account. I speak English natively, and I'm a grammar enthusiast, so I will mainly be proofreading and cleaning up messy articles. I do a bit of vandal fighting using the (in my opinion amazing) program Vandal Fighter. I can be e-mailed by clicking here. I am also creating a simpler version of Wikifun for newer, less experienced users. It is tentatively named WikiQuiz and can be played right here. Enjoy!

Expertise

I may be of use in articles relating to:

If you have an article related to any of those things, and you need help, let me know!

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Information

Thank You's

  • El Americano for having a super cool user page and giving me permission to basically use the exact same page as him.
  • S.D. for being super cool and doing all the actual work of renovating my user page and then being modest about it.
  • (aeropagitica) (whose user name I can finally spell!) for adopting me as a young user and helping me find my feet.
  • Users:Everyone for creating such a fantastic resource. And for not biting my head off like some online communities do to the new users. Way to be welcoming and nice, everyone!

Languages

en This user is a native speaker of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
es-0 Este usuario no entiende español (o lo entiende con mucha dificultad).
This user cannot speak or contribute in spanish.

Grammar

they This user considers singular they standard English usage.
by The passive voice may be used by this user.
mankind This user supports the use of gender-neutral language.
to
too
two
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
their / there / they're This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
your/ you’re This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
“,;:’ This user is a punctuation stickler.
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
A, B and C This user prefers not to use the serial comma.
its & it’s This user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
“…” This user favours typographic quotation marks over typewriter style.
CA
This user uses
Canadian English spelling.


AIM-Able This user understands AIM talk perfectly well, but does not seriously use it. Ever.

Userboxes

Wiki Quiz Logo.png This user created and runs WikiQuiz.
CopyeditorIcon3.png This user was a member of the inactive League of Copyeditors.
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This user is a high school student.
CB This user is color blind.
teen This user is a teenager.
Flag of England.svg This user is of English ancestry.
Wales/Cymru
This user is of Welsh descent
Public domain This user comes from Canada.
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This user comes from the
City of Toronto.
Rotating earth (large).gif This user is of multiple ancestries.
Flag of Canada.svg This user's Canada includes Québec. Flag of Quebec.svg
S This user is a fan of Surreal comedy.
MontyPythonFootLeftSmall.jpg This user is a Monty Python fan.
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This user maintains a Facebook profile.
Logo Google 2013 Official.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
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This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.
Firefox This user prefers Mozilla Firefox.
Userbox OSX Aqua.svg This user runs OS X.
Mac-mini-1st-gen.jpg This user contributes using an Apple Mac Mini computer.
Hotdogs.JPG This user eats sufficient quantities of Hot Dogs to positively qualify as an Honorary Hot Dog in his own right.
Hexagon.svg This user settled Catan.
IMac G5.png This user likes to play games on his or her Mac, but is getting awfully sick of Breakout.
Old book bindings.jpg This user is a bibliophile.
P culture.svg This user is interested in drama and acting.
Black pan with stir-fried vegetables (broccoli, onion, red pepper).jpg This user enjoys cooking.
Asahiflex600.jpg This user enjoys photography.
JomonPottery.JPG This user enjoys pottery.
D This user reads Dilbert.
Webcomics This user reads webcomics.
Wikignome crop.gif This editor is a WikiGnome.
Newcomer Please be nice and patient with this New Wikipedian.
Star of life2.svg This user scored 2593.781 on the Are You a Wikipediholic Test.
Crystal package favourite.png This user was up all night finding userboxes and is now very drowsy.
Face-angel.svg This user assumes good faith.
VF logo sans Text.svg Warning to Vandals: This user is armed with Vandal Fighter.
CVU.svg This user is a member of the
Counter-Vandalism Unit.
encyc This user frequently uses a physical encyclopedia to verify facts.
TIME This user was named TIME Person of the Year.
400+ This user has made more than 400 contributions to Wikipedia.
IQ This user's Intelligence Quotient is 142.