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R.I.P. Spanky, 1999-2006

I am Howard Cheng and I am an administrator both on English Wikipedia (see nomination) and on Commons. I primarily write the selected anniversaries sections of the Main Page.

As a Commons admin, I am also familiar with copyrights and fair use issues, although I am not an intellectual property attorney.

My other favorite thing to do is dig through image archives such as the Library of Congress and upload suitable images. If you are so inclined, please have a look at the lists of my image uploads on Commons and on Wikipedia.

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Selected anniversaries[edit]

I do almost all of the scheduling for this:

May 7: Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2015); National Day of Prayer in the United States (2015)

Northern facade of the Royal Palace in Stockholm

More anniversaries: May 6 May 7 May 8

It is now May 7, 2015 (UTC) – Reload this page


I used to write the blurb for this (May 2006–January 2013):

Picture of the day
European shag

A juvenile European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), photographed in the south of Cres, Croatia. This species of cormorant, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1761, lives along the rocky coasts of western and southern Europe, southwest Asia, and north Africa. These birds eat a wide variety of fish, diving to depths of 45 m (148 ft) to find their prey.

Photograph: Julius Rückert
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