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About Me[edit]

Hello and welcome to my User Site! I'm Probus, named after the Roman Emperor Probus, who reigned from 276 to 282 AD. My particular interests are the following:

  • Ancient History (particularly Roman)
  • Politics (particularly German)
  • Geography (Cities, Countries, etc.)

This page is currently still under construction, so I'm afraid you won't find much here at the moment.

en This user is a native speaker of English.
de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
la-3 Hic usor callidissima latinitate contribuere potest.
grc-2 Ὅδε ὁ χρήστης δύναται συμβάλλεσθαι μετρίᾳ γνώσει τῆς ἀρχαίας ἑλληνικῆς.
sa-1 एषः उपयोजकः सरलेन संस्कृतेन लेखितुं शक्नोति.
eo-1 Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per baza nivelo de Esperanto.
Writing Systems
This user has a nearly complete understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Grammar and Usage
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Angelika Kaufmann).jpg This user employs a more formal style of writing in articles than in talk pages.
they This user considers singular they standard, modern, informal English usage, so avoids it on Wikipedia.
snkd This user says sneaked.
infinitive This user has no opinion about split infinitives.
by The passive voice may be used by this user.
…in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
Regarding gender, this user will use the vernacular, not what is politically correct.
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
English This user knows that 'to' is pronounced /tʊ/, not /a/.
whom This user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever he sees.
you one This user knows that one should not use "you" in encyclopedia articles or other formal works.
which / that This user typically uses "which" and "that" interchangeably.
if & whether This user knows how to use "if" and "whether" correctly.
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
much & many This user understands the difference between much & many.
than / then This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
their / there / they're This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
your/ you’re This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
You and Me This user thinks that if you believe it is incorrect to use "you and me" as the object of a sentence, a little talk needs to be had by you and me...
based Based on experience, this user knows that based off is nearly always incorrect.
Latin Plurals: "Data is are..." This user uses "data", "media", "memoranda", "criteria", and "agenda" as the plurals of "datum", "medium", "memorandum", "criterion", and "agendum".
Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
Emblem-favorites.svg This user thinks good grammar is sexy.


“,;:’ This user is a punctuation stickler.
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
, This user fixes comma splices. They are annoying.
A, B and C This user prefers not to use the serial comma.
its & it’s This user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
This user terminates excessive use of exclamation points and question marks on sight. Grow up.
“…” This user favours typographic quotation marks over typewriter style.
US vs. UK
This user uses logical quotation marks. Internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a style issue!
"…"? This user thinks "British punctuation is best for quotation marks". Do you?


ANAL 4 This user advocates good grammar usage.

English Style

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English English language.
UK This user uses British English.
Non-ISO Languages
en-gb This user is a native speaker of British English.
ubx-5 This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
ubx This user uses userboxes.
... This user would like to know all existing languages.
sar-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of sarcasm.
den-0 Dieser User findet Denglisch uncool.
Wiki Projects
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WikiProject Userboxes.
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WikiProject History.
This user is happy to have a pet dog.
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 7 years, 5 months and 21 days.
SPD In German politics, this user supports the Social Democratic Party.
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This user is proud to be a citizen of the European Union