User:JoJan

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Hi, I'm JoJan (username), I'm retired since ten years and I live in Belgium.

I'm a native Dutch speaker, but I'm also fluent in English, rather good in French and can make myself be understood in German. I used to know a good deal of Latin, but I have forgotten most of it (however more and more fragments are gradually coming back).

My main interest was originally the translation of English common names of Flora and Fauna into their Dutch equivalents.

Therefore I'm constantly struggling with the ever changing taxonomy of these plants and animals.

I have more than a thousand pages of Fauna and Flora, built up over many years, to be put gradually on Wikipedia.

This is a time-consuming task.

Besides all this, my interests are broad : among them astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, computers, translation (English -> Dutch and vice versa) and reading a lot.

Besides writing new articles (mainly plants, biographies, articles about art, and Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods), I have been patrolling the 'Recent Changes', looking for anything that may interest me and needs editing, especially stubs. I have been adding or editing taxoboxes to many pages. Anyway, I intervene whenever I think I can make a positive contribution. I also have taken an interest in writing biographies of biologists who were the authors of new species. I have also been uploading several hundreds of photos (many of which were enhanced by me) and over 10,000 photos to the Commons.

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I'm also active under the same username on the Commons, nl.wikipedia, fr.wikipedia, de.wikipedia, it.wikipedia and es.wikipedia. I also have a userpage in 95 project pages.

I started contributing[edit]

on April 9, 2004. First by editing someone else's work. Shortly thereafter I started writing my own entries. And I haven't stopped since. At the moment I have written +1,000 articles (new or major contributions), which I put on my watchlist, but there are many, many more that I have contributed to and that I even didn't bother to put on my watchlist. Since my articles mainly cover science or art, most of them took major research, checking and rechecking before uploading. Therefore, the number of articles cannot actually be taken as a criterion for contribution, but it should be the effort in writing those articles that should count. Quality before quantity.

List icon.gif This user is ranked 507 on the list of Wikipedians by number of edits.

In the List of Wikipedians by number of edits, I was listed as number 503 in October 2013

In the Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of recent edits I am listed as nr. 649 on March 11, 2008

I was nominated administrator on 25 June 2005. I reached my 10,000 edit on 12.12.2005; my 25,000 edit on 20 May 2008: my 35,000 edit on 4 July 2010; 45,000 edits on 14 April 2011, 55,555 edits on 20 May 2012.

I met Jimbo Wales and had a nice chat with him, Angela and Anthere at the Wikimeeting at Rotterdam on 27.11.04. I made some good Dutch acquaintances, fine people such as GerardM, DanielM, Oscar, André Engels and many others. It is all too clear, the nl.wikipedia is in good hands and will prosper. I'm hoping to meet them again in the future.

Impressions at sunset (own work)

WikiProject[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods was started by me on May 10, 2004. For a long time I've been the only participant in this enormous undertaking (about 100,000 species !). Initially I have been working there mostly on the Thecosomata and the Gymnosomata. At the moment I'm trying to describe as many species as possible.

Useful link to construct taxoboxes : Wikipedia:WikiProject Tree of Life/Taxobox Usage

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Useful[edit]

This page is a repository for pages that are useful to "doing things" in Wikipedia. In contrast to the Main Page its focus is more for the benefit of regular editors and contributors, rather than the general public.

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Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Awarded to JoJan in recognition of a combination of extraordinary scrutiny, precision and community service by The edd08 14:13, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For those ultra cool pictures you added to the Churches of Göreme, Turkey article, you're an Angel! LoveMonkey 19:52, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar Thank you for blocking 80.254.147.52. Your commitment to Wikipedia does not go unnoticed. mjwilson (Talk/Contrib) 15:54, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Bio-Barnstar

I award this Barnstar to JoJan, to acknowledge the fact that he was the one who started Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods and contributed so much work to it over the years, enabling subsequent users (including myself) to have a great framework for all future gastropod articles. Thanks JoJan! Invertzoo (talk) 22:40, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
AHeliotropiumBarnstar.png The Malacology Barnstar
Awarded to recognize great devotion in the creation and maintenance of high quality articles related to members of the phylum Mollusca. Thank you!
Nudibranch Award 1.jpg The Nudibranch of Niceness
For your outstanding work in fixing up my stubs, I present to you this award. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 13:38, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
Rough diamond.jpg A piece of Jimbo's star
For all the hard work you put into starting WikiProject Gastropods and making it as great as it is, I award you a nice-sized chunk of the barnstar that Jimbo gave us on July 25 2009. This piece has a diamond in it! Invertzoo (talk) 12:40, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar, (fanfare), the first I have ever awarded, (louder fanfare), which also spins round and round, (deafening fanfare), is for giving super, substantial, sensible and solid strength to simple, slender stubs. Slime on! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:44, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
Yes, thank you JoJan, your help was very useful and it helped much. --Snek01 (talk) 15:52, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
I, Kaldari, hereby award JoJan the Defender of the Wiki Barnstar for proving that even vandalism to bot-created articles gets reverted. Kaldari (talk) 16:44, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Hi JoJan, Thanks for all the hard work that you put into copy editing the bot-created stubs and also cleaning up the synonyms. Your support for the bot project is greatly appreciated. Ganeshk (talk) 20:35, 5 July 2012 (UTC)


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