# User:Mais oui!

"Que d'Écossais, de rats, de poux,
Ceux qui voyagent jusqu'au bout
Du monde, en rencontrent partout."

("Scots, rats and lice; he who travels to the end of the earth will meet them everywhere.")
an old French proverb; recorded in The Tragedy of Two Stuarts, by Mildred Carnegy, 1914; translation by Mais oui!, 2008 (my French is a bit rusty)

## Peer review/Scotland

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en- sco-N This user is a native speaker of Scottish English.
sv-4 Den här användaren talar svenska på samma nivå som en infödd.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
no-2 Denne brukeren/brukaren har god kjennskap til norsk.
sco-2 This uiser can contreibute wi a middlin level o Scots.
da-1 Denne bruger har et grundlæggende kendskab til dansk.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.
gd-0 Cha tuig an cleachdaiche seo Gàidhlig idir.
sv-ros-0 Dodenonnona anonvovänondodarore sosakoknonaror kokunonsoskokapoperor i rorövovarorsospoproråkoketot (elolloleror bobehohärorsoskokaror dodetot momyoycockoketot bobrorisostotfofälolloligogtot).
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Mais oui! is hereby awarded this Barnstar for all his brilliant contributions to Wikipedia.

!מזל טוב

from Izehar

Thusly is
Mais oui!
awarded this Scottish Barnstar of National Merit, for his tirless and selfless furthering of the presence of Scotland on Wikipedia.

Canæn
This editor is a Master Editor II and is entitled to display this Platinum Editor Star.

The Scotland article peer review is now closed, but many of the good suggestions still need implemented. --Mais oui! 14:59, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

## WikiProject Scotland

The consultation period was successful, and the WikiProject is up and running from today. Welcome! --Mais oui! 13:54, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

## Portal:Scotland

The Scotland Portal is now up and running. It is a project in the early stages of development, but I think it could be a very useful resource indeed, perhaps more for general readers (the vast majority I presume), rather than committed editors, who may be more attracted by the great possibilities of the notice board format: Wikipedia:Scottish Wikipedians' notice board.

Give it a Watch, and lend a hand if you can. It is (hopefully) fairly low-maintenance, but if we run with the "News" section, that will take dedication: time which I cannot commit to presently myself. Most other boxes need replacement/update only weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, plus the occasional refreshment of the Scotland-related categories. Anyway, I assume this is how the other Portals are run, so we can follow their lead.

Please add the following code - {{portalpar|Scotland|Flag of Scotland.svg}} - to your own User page, and you will have the link to the portal right there for easy access. I will investigate how other portals use shortcuts too.--Mais oui! 08:41, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

## Scottish Wikipedians' notice board

Since joining Wikipedia I have learnt an awful lot, and one of those things is the value of teamwork. It has become increasingly apparent to me that there are absolutely tons of people out there devoted to editing the Scottish articles, but we communicate only haphazardly. To begin to attempt to remedy this, I have initiated a notice board for all Scoto-fans!

You can find it using this shortcut: WP:SCOWNB (yes, I know that it ain't very "short", but our nordic neighbours had first call on WP:SWNB).

Please sign up and post notices, or at least Watch the page.--Mais oui! 08:32, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

## To do

Articles I may, or may not, initiate or expand, time permitting.

## Some more quotes

"When the facts change, I change my mind – what do you do, sir?" Keynes

"There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word that means more to me than any other word. That word is England." Churchill

"It has never been hard to tell the difference between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine." Wodehouse

"The English are mentioned in the Bible: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." Twain

"A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes." Dostoevski

The man o independent mind, He looks an laughs at a that." Robert Burns

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." George Burns

"Well, that's odd ... I've just robbed a man of his livelihood, and yet I feel strangely empty. Tell you what, Smithers - have him beaten to a pulp." Montgomery Burns

### Huh?

Dunno why, but this gaff by the new president upon his inauguration just gave me the dry boke.

"First of all, how good-looking is my wife?" Obama

He might as well have stood up in front of the planet and said "First of all, did you know that I own ten large houses and a couple of Ferraris?" Dearie, dearie me. Who was it that said marriage is a form of slavery? See also: Display (zoology).

## Notes

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