User:SPQRobin

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SPQRobin
— Wikipedian  —
Born Vilvoorde
Name in real life Robin
Nationality Belgian (EU)
Country  Flanders
Time zone UTC+1 / UTC+2
Ethnicity Flemish
Eyes Brown
Handedness Left-handed
Blood type A
Sexuality
Family and friends
Marital status Single
Siblings 1 sister
Education and employment
Occupation Student, Procrastination
University Ghent University
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Religion None ("culturally" Catholic, see religion in Belgium)
Politics Difficult to put a term on; [European] liberal conservatism is probably close; definitely Democrat for US standards
Wikipedia:Babel
nl-BE Deze gebruiker heeft het Nederlands/Vlaams (tussentaal) als moedertaal.
en-3 This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
af-1 Hierdie gebruiker het 'n basiese begrip van Afrikaans.
... This user would like to be able to speak more languages.
Search user languages

Hello! I'm Robin. I am or have been active on other wikis as well: on Meta and Wikimedia Incubator to help with the creation of new wikis, on Wikidata, the Dutch Wikipedia, the English Wiktionary, ... See Meta for my central user page.

Some of my interests:

  • Languages (especially minority/endangered languages) and linguistics.
  • European Union; states/countries and their structure (political structure, infrastructure, ...)
  • Energy problem, renewable energy, global warming, ...
  • Internet, software (PHP, web apps), ...
  • LGBT rights

It usually changes from time to time on which wiki(s) and on what topics I am mostly active.

Below is mostly uninteresting random stuff that I once put here.


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[edit]

An encyclopedia ought to make good the failure to execute such a project hitherto, and should encompass not only the fields already covered by the academies, but each and every brand of human knowledge. This is a work that cannot be completed except by a society of men of letters and skilled workmen, each working separately on his own part, but all bound together solely by their zeal for the best interests of the human race and a feeling of mutual good will.

Denis Diderot, Encyclopédie

Found thanks to [1]


The sum of all knowledge? That includes things like:

Userboxes[edit]

Writing systems
Latn-N
f
This user has a native-like understanding of the Latin script.
Grek-2
Ω
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Greek alphabet.
Cyrl-2
Д
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Cyrillic script.
ipa-1
ə
This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Wiki
Incubator Bureaucrat.svg This user is a bureaucrat on Wikimedia Incubator. (verify)
Incubator-logo.svg This user has a page on Wikimedia Incubator.
Userbox love.svg This user loves userboxes.
WikiProject
Flag of Europe.svg This user is a member of WikiProject European Union.
Flag of Belgium.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Belgium.
Geography
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Politics
Small Flag of the United Nations ZP.svg This user supports the United Nations.
Flag of Flanders.svg This user is from Flanders.
Small Flag of the United Nations ZP.svg This user supports the independence of any nation that wants it.
Kaartnlvl.png This user does NOT support the unification of Flanders and the Netherlands.
VlaamseStrijdvlag.svg This user supports Flemish independence.
European stars.svg This user supports the European Union.
Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg This user supports Obama.
Software
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Computing
Logo Google 2013 Official.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user loves using Google Earth.
Mozilla Firefox logo 2013.svg This user contributes using Firefox.
php This user is a fluent PHP user.
<html> This user can write HTML.
W3C This user believes in compliance with W3C standards.
Other
Gay flag.svg
This user supports the legalization of same-sex marriage
Pisces.svg This user is a Pisces.
Peperoni pizza.jpg This user loves pizza.
PPlaquecloseup crop.png This user enjoys contributing to Wikipedia without wearing clothes.
Global warming ubx.svg
This user wants to stop
global warming
Earthshine 2005-09-01.jpg This user is nocturnal. Square-townsend-fledermaus.jpg
FirstCrusade.jpg This user believes the world would be a happier, safer and saner place without religion.
FSM Logo white.svg This user is aware of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Y This user is a member of
Generation Y.

Useful, interesting or nice pages[edit]

Templates
Templates
Days

Belgium...[edit]

Let's just get rid of this.

Visited countries[edit]

Lived in:

Visited:

Parliaments:

Links about languages[edit]

Renewable energy[edit]

Interesting to compare :-) See also list of renewable energy topics by country and Special:PrefixIndex/Renewable energy in.

country percentage (year) population density comments
Iceland 71,3% (2005) + 300.000 3,1/km² The remainder of its energy needs are produced from imported oil & coal. Icelandic New Energy was established to govern the project of transitioning it into the first hydrogen society by 2050.
Germany 14,2% (2007) + 82.000.000 230/km² Doubled in ± 5 years. Germany's renewable energy sector among most innovative and successful worldwide.
Finland 24,7% (2007) + 5.000.000 16/km² Mainly by wood industry.
Spain 19,9% (2006) + 45.000.000 90/km² Northern Spain more than half is renewable (up to 70,8%), Southern and Central Spain less. Madrid just 1.6%. Solar panels compulsory for new buildings.
Scotland 4% (2007) + 5.000.000 65/km² Renewables contribute 19% of total electrical production, but about 4% of all energy usage. Only 20% of energy was consumed in the form of electricity by end users, the great majority of energy utilised being from the burning of oil (41%) and gas (36%).
Portugal 23,8% (2004) + 10.000.000 114/km² Decline (but unstable, could be increasing again).
United States 6% (?) + 305.000.000 31/km² 13% in California as leading state.

Location[edit]

Overview of the historical rule over the area where I live; more or less:

Flemish[edit]

Situation of Flanders[edit]

From my point of view, we are "threatened" (linguistically) from the north and the south.

  • Language is what people speak, not what people "should" speak. Our official "Standard Dutch" language is just standardised Hollandic. We speak Flemish in Flanders, not Hollandic. Either classify it as a separate language, or recognise the differences and make it a variant of the Dutch standard.
  • The frenchification has to stop.

Flemish in linguistics[edit]

  • Flemish (historical): spoken in the County of Flanders.
  • Flemish (modern): the language(s) and dialect(s) spoken in the Flemish Region. There are various dialects of this lect, but it's unifying (in a natural way, not forced), called tussentaal.
  • Brabantian: the dialect of Flemish (linguists prefer "dialect of Dutch") which has the most influence to tussentaal.
  • Belgian Dutch: the official standard of Dutch as used in Belgium/Flanders (not spoken by largely anyone).