User:GroveGuy

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When I first saw Wikipedia I said "Oh my gosh, it's the Encyclopedia Galactica, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and hypertext - all in one. And they want me to help". I can see that the first thing needed is verifiable citations, so, I've been trying to learn the best ways of doing that. See my notes on citations. I have now been active on Wikipedia for 7 years, 9 months and 8 days.

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"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." - Oscar Wilde - The Decay of Lying 1891

1+1=10 There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who know binary and ...
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George Orwell taught this user everything they need to know about the government.

It was only an 'opeless fancy
It passed like an April day
But a look and a word and the dreams they stirred
They have stolen my heart away!

--- An example of the drivel the Inner Party foists on us.

Articles I created[edit]

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Why Wikipedia is difficult for newbies[edit]

Perfect example --> Done <-- ..and where did this come from? I first found it coming from the template ESp; which is not to be confused with the templates ESP and Esp. And then there are {{Done}} and {{Not Done}} which render as Yes check.svg Done and X mark.svg Not done. Another example --> | <-- which comes from {{!}} . Who would know this?


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