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Welcome to my Wikipedia user page! ツ[edit]

I am retired and living on the West Coast of Wales, with many interests and a tendency to proofread and correct typos. I spend a lot of Wiki-time writing and copy editing, often to improve a network of related pages. I have joined the Kindness Campaign, the Typo Team, the Guild of Copy Editors, the Userboxes Project and the Irish music Project.
My user page keeps me organised, while also enabling me to have fun with userboxes! Face-wink.svg
With kind regards;

The layout of my user page is designed to fit the display area of my 19ins square monitor: three userboxes are aligned horizontally so that the rightmost one tops all the other userboxes stacked on the right hand side of the page; the idea is to decorate the otherwise blank space, for a bit of fun! Face-wink.svg

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ツ Pdebee. [talk]
If you'd like, you may leave your signature in my guestbook. Thanks!

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E On 1-7 March 2014, The Economist mentioned the 'fabled grumpiness' of Wikipedia editors. Let's cheer up?Face-smile.svg
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5 This Wikipedian joined Wikipedia 5 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 3 days ago as of November 21, 2014.

List icon.gif This user was ranked ≈12,000+ on the list of Wikipedians by number of edits on December 31, 2013. Face-wink.svg
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Low to moderate level of vandalism.

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let him know.
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SB This user lets SuggestBot recommend articles to edit twice a month.
This user is a member of the
Wikipedia Typo Team.
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Guild of Copy Editors.
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GA candidate.svg This user is working to get the article on Andy Irvine to Good Article status.
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United Kingdom.
en-gb This user is a native speaker of British English.
fr Cet utilisateur a pour langue maternelle le français.
This user is a sexagenarian.
LEGO logo.svg This user's junior grandson loves to play with Lego. (Hello, Ruben!) Face-smile.svg
Trumpet 1.jpg This user's senior grandson plays the trumpet very well. (Hello, Oscar!) Face-smile.svg
mu-4 This user plays music at a moderately high level. Thought to be a fairly good Musician.
Gibson-mandolin-orchestra.jpg This user plays the mandolin family.
Trescubano.jpg This user plays the tres.
Brazdaviola.jpg This user plays the viola caipira.
Portuguese Guitar Variations (488844062).jpg This user plays the guitarra Portuguesa.
Stille Volk Theix Motocultor 2012 17082012 4.jpg This user plays the hurdy-gurdy.
Arte Amalia.jpg This user enjoys Fado.
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This user loves the music of
Ravi Shankar.
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This user loves the music of the
Jimi Hendrix Experience.
This user loves Sibelius 7.5.1.
YouTube-like logo.png This user has a channel on YouTube.
YouTube-like logo.png This user has a tribute channel to Frédéric Chopin on YouTube.
YouTube-like logo.png This user has a tribute channel to Andy Irvine on YouTube.
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Open book 01.svg This user is an aspiring writer of Science Fiction.
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This user loves the works of
Isaac Asimov.
Clifford Simak
This user loves the works of
Clifford Simak.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user considers himself a Citizen of the World and loves our beautiful planet Earth.
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Stylised Lithium Atom.svg This user believes in materialism, the belief that everything that exists is made of matter.
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Lotus-buddha.svg This user is interested in Buddhism.
Dharma Wheel.svg This user is not a Buddhist, but still follows the Noble Eightfold Path and the Five Moral Precepts.
Sunrise over the sea.jpg This user believes that the meaning of life is to live a happy life.
Crane suture metopique 01 04 2012 1.jpg This user believes that when you die,
you die...
This user believes that Freedom of Religion
does not constitute Freedom from Reason.
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over faith.
Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 7,206,831,499 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
H20 This user drinks
Dihydrogen monoxide.
K This user uses the Kelvin scale, because 0K is much cooler than
-273.15°C or -459.67°F.
TPNS This user loves IBM's Teleprocessing Network Simulator.
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WikiProjects of which I am a member[edit]

My subpages[edit]

My contributions to Wikipedia articles[edit]

Articles I've improved in a small way[edit]

  • Music:
  • Biographies:
  • Films:
  • Science:
  • Other:

Articles I've improved significantly[edit]

  • Music:
  • Other:
  • ...

Articles I've created (or still in the process of creating)[edit]

  • Userboxes:
  • Wikipedians cheering up: {{User:Pdebee/UBX/Ecocheerup!}}
  • Wikipedians giving thanks: {{User:Pdebee/UBX/HasThanked|YourUsername}}
  • Wikipedians receiving thanks: {{User:Pdebee/UBX/WasThanked|YourUsername}}
  • This user loves userboxes: {{User:Pdebee/UBX/LovesUbx}}
  • This user loves Sibelius 7.5.1: {{User:Pdebee/UBX/Sibelius751}}

My current focus on selected Wikipedia articles[edit]

Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is regularly updating his user page.

Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently working on the WP article about Andy Irvine.

Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently working on the WP article about Planxty.

Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently creating new WP articles for selected albums.

Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently working on a draft WP article about Sam Henry's Songs of the People.

Finland road sign 142.svg Pdebee is currently busy enough! Face-wink.svg

Wikipedia's Tip of the day[edit]

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How to get it right[edit]

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When things go wrong[edit]

Guidelines on how to deal with disruptions or disagreements:


All of us here at Wikipedia do what we do because we enjoy it and like to contribute to a greater community without seeking recognition from our peers. However, here is a log of expressions of appreciation I have awarded and received:

Subjects that interest me[edit]

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