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I've recently tried to bump up my contributions to at least 50% article-space edits. As of 27 February 2014[update] my "edit count pie" looked like this. As of 1 November 2014[update] my "edit count pie" looked like... erm, a SVG image with XML markup I couldn't even begin to understand, but it's 53.3%.
Ok, I studied Italian in Secondary School for four years, did a semester of Middle English and majored in Japanese. I also took a semester at a private language school in Chinese that would have totaled 20 hours tuition, tops. That's the whole box and dice in my formal language study.
My Block log will answer a lot of those kind of questions.
Now you're raking up ancient history from my early University days. I was considered to be too much interested in Eng. Lit. to be a proper Languages nerd. And to be too much of a Languages nerd to be considered a proper Eng. Lit. nerd. Ah, my College days, the best eleven years of my life...
On second thoughts, let's not go to Law School. It is a silly place.
"When, on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Jerome had played his parents an ethereal, far more beautiful version of 'Hallelujah' by a kid called Buckley, Kiki had thought yes, that's right, our memories are getting more beautiful and less real every day." Zadie Smith, On Beauty, 2005
Public service job. Task: explain completely in fewest words.
OK, I admit it: I am a Flying Spaghetti Marxist, completely committed to the Saucialist cause. Pasta la Revolución siempre!
In the first (and only) year of Bachelor of Science studies, I gave myself extra time to study for Zoology 101 by not bothering to turn up for the other subjects' exams.
New bicycle shoes and pedals!
"Jackson Pollock was final proof to the philistines that the lunatics had taken over the asylum of modern art; however, the function of the philistines is to be slain." Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New, 1980
"— from a good family?" prompted Amit.
"From a good family."
"Well educated. Saraswati gives better blessings in the long run than Lakshmi."
- Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy, page 493
The idea that there were shops devoted entirely to books would have astonished the Pee Wee cow crowd, except for Erwin Hungate, who was a reader, his big tallow-colored face buried in a book even at the bar.
Vic Vase took up the book often and read passages aloud, mangling his way through medieval French, church Latin, and antique English.
"Jesus," said Erwin Hungate, the reader, "lay off, will you? Sound like Umberto Eco."
"Who?" said Vic.
"I know him," said Old Man DeBock. "Bert Eckle, used a work for Bob Utley. He’s out in Nevada now in a home. Home for old cowboys."
- Annie Proulx, Bad Dirt "The Contest", pages 131, 134
Barnstars and so on
The Guidance Barnstar
Thanks for your help with introducing me to Wikipedia. With your help about how to conduct myself about certain issues, and giving me information about my deleted articles and other Wikipedia policies. Ianlopez12 (talk) 6:48, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
You've worked tirelessly at improving Wikipedia for nearly five years, with little recognition. I don't normally give these things out—I can never find the right words—but I thought I'd make an exception. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 10:37, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
13007 contribs. Now take a break. --43?9enter★☭ 07:06, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
For being a generally nice person and protecting the innocent (think about it, you're like batman) PanydThe muffin is not subtle 11:04, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
thanks for the help getting started Platecarpus.p (talk) 17:49, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Hey! Thanks for helping me get started by telling me bout the four tildes. Orangewarning (talk) 11:44, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for adding to the encyclopedia in concise style, serving dishes spiced with humour, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:40, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
thanks for your suggestion I really appreciate it and I will always try to help improving WikiPedia Anurag (talk) 13:23, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Thanks so much for this: Talk:Lee Areum. I guess I'm not much of a people person. I usually just start shooting and sort though the bodies later. :- ) Don 13:25, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Good Humor
We Germans are immune to humour, as everybody who knows them will tell you. I obviously did not get it without hint, had not heard about franglais in the first place, and managed to confuse myself in the meantime. Much appreciated. Lectonar (talk) 12:49, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Good Humor
Thanks you! a my solar cave! Hello! I'm Shy Zorua! 04:12, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
To Shirt58 / Peter / Admins: Here's the bigger problem why I nominated for the deletion of Sampernandu redirect page:
When I created a redirection word, "Sampernandu," Facebook Places belonging to "San Fernando, Pampanga" are now displaying as belonging to "Sampernandu", even if the Main Article title is set again to "San Fernando, Pampanga". Look at what happened here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sampernandu/116063548407099 .
As we all know, Facebook relies on Wikipedia for its Place Pages. I know that this is Facebook issue more than a Wikipedia issue, so I already reported this Facebook, but we all know that Facebook doesn't guarantee a quick solution, you cannot even talk with them.
So now, the only option we've got to solve this problem, is by removing the very redirect I created this week (regrettably, because I didn't even know Facebook has this bug). Otherwise, all businesses and places in Facebook are permanently listed as from "Sampernandu", which is weird, because our addressing system in the Philippines is in English. Everyone who lives in "San Fernando, Pampanga" are also complaining why they are now living in "Sampernandu" and not "San Fernando, Pampanga".
If this redirect is Not deleted, here's what will happen on the Facebook side: People will start creating duplicates of Facebook Pages named "San Fernando, Pampanga" in an attempt to correct the issue. People will be confused why our place page in Facebook is entitled "Sampernandu" instead of "San Fernando, Pampanga". It will be a data nightmare and confusion.
I do not know if this reason even falls under the "Technical" category, but it's really needed. Here's the deal: Can we try temporarily removing "Sampernandu" for week, wait for Facebook to self-correct, then bring "Sampernandu" redirect back?.