User:Morwen

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My name is Abigail Brady. I am originally from Leicester, but am currently inhabiting Leyton, London. I came to the free culture movement from the free software movement, in which I was active during the late 1990s and early 2000s. I joined Wikipedia in 2003, and became an admin later that year. I stubbed innumerable articles about national leaders and world geography back in the day, along with ones about UK politicians and villages. In the late 2000s I became mostly inactive, and therefore have dropped in the high score table from #22 (in late 2006) to #591 today. During some of this period I was involved in openstreetmap, mapping Leicester and central London.

I have a page here which links to my various other pages.

Conflict of interest declaration

I work for these people.

Contributions

I used to make articles about Gibraltar before it was fashionable. That other place too.

I used to make lots of maps. I like the one on Prefectures of Greece, which has survived to this day. Image:EnglandAdminCountiesNumbered.png came out quite well too. I have now retired from map-making, as other people with actual graphic design skills are much better at it than me, but it was fun to do. The map-making was several hard disks ago and I no longer have any blank maps, sorry.

I started the article about the 7 July 2005 London bombings. The next day I was interviewed by The World about this and Wikipedia. They used a sentence of me, in which I inadvertently predicted twitter's use in grass-roots news gathering. I also started the article about the rural district of Uxbridge, which I have inexplicably failed to get a radio interview about.

I also started Dangermouse, The Crystal Maze, Martin McGuinness, Civil Partnership Act 2004, and List of United Kingdom by-elections (1979–present), which collectively probably says a lot about me.

I am perhaps to blame for several things, including the use of templates to sidelink articles, image tagging, and the practice of Wikipedians meeting up, and possibly individual articles about episodes of television series.

Me at the London3 meetup, in 2005.

Barnstar collection

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I award you this barnstar for your excellent work in sorting through the many images on Wikipedia so we can figure out which ones are GFDL-legit (and also for uploading so many yourself). Secretlondon deserves one too, but somebody else beat me to that. --Michael Snow 21:46, 21 Feb 2004 (UTC)
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I award you this barnstar for starting up the 7 July 2005 London bombings article! I'm an Anglophile, and this is really quite profound. --Merovingian (t) (c) July 7, 2005 11:48 (UTC)
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Hi Morwen - Brookie here - please accept this Barnstar for your excellent work on new village articles etc. Keep up the good work

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Morwen, I award you this Barnstar in recognition of your Wikipedia contributions in the field of UK Local government Talk Masonic Skull n Femurs little.PNG Skull 'n' Femurs 15:07, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
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For amassing 50000+ edits, with the vast majority of them in the main article space, I hereby present you with the Working (Wo)man's Barnstar. Scobell302 07:48, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
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For your work having started the article of the Episcopal Co-Prince of Andorra. I, BolinhasFofas, hereby award you The Barnstar of Royalty and Nobility.
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Thanks for being a great representative of the Wikipedia community, especially with how you've discussed the editorial process publicly related to the Bradley -> Chelsea Manning move. ragesoss (talk) 19:08, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Other stuff

For being cool, and for starting the bombing article (even though Morovingian has beaten me to it), I Secretlondon hereby award you a BIG thanks (KC)
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