Why be bold? That will result in more scrutiny of your changes and that is a good thing.
- "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." - Albert Einstein
Wikipedia is addictive. There's so much information that still needs to be added here. Researching various topics for university assignments, I've found a quite few articles that are lacking in terms of an encyclopedia. There are also a lot that are really good. In the process we get to learn quite a bit about all kinds of subjects! As academic as a regular encyclopedia is, you know it's just not as fun!
There is no my in Wikipedia, only wi. (we ... hey it almost works!) Anyway, why do people put what they've done on their talk pages! Okay okay, I know why in reality, but for me I'd rather take all the blame and none of the credit. :) If you really want to know what I've edited see the mess at my user contributions. I do have my favorite articles listed so I admit I've probably messed with them a bit just because I like the subjects.
Feel free to respectfully and boldly edit my user page. Reviews on me or fixing typos, articles that you've seen me at, etc.
Graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art in 2005, been working steadily as a graphic designer since 2000. Interests include art, design, classic music and other.
Interests in Wikipedia
- Wikipedia:Assume good faith
- Because this will help so much in sticking with:
- Wikipedia:No personal attacks
- My take on this one: Avoid talking about a users' actions out of the context of Wikipedia. :) Rather than tell someone they are a "whiner", "troll" or a "vandal", redirect the conversation toward the article and respond to that part of their statements. Link them to the appropriate policy if necessary. If I'm the one you're having the problem with (I hope not :D), let me know on my talk page. (Personal attacks are foribidden on talk pages as well though so be kind!)
- Wikipedia:The perfect article
- It's just a good guide. :)
Note: Point to the information that your conclusions are based on! I can't see inside your head or live your life! Remember that concept when you're editing here in Wikipedia.
Remember, no one else in the world is you! Be proud of that. Should someone disagree, try to find the common ground and when there isn't common ground display both sides as much as possible. Let readers decide for themselves rather than just choosing one. The next person who comes along isn't going to want to be told what to think. Give people enough information to draw their own conclusions.
Arts & music
The arts and music sections are my main interests. The basics are already formed, but there are a lot of more specific niche areas that can be covered. Wikipedia allows for this kind of depth and I think it is needed.
For example, I've studied in African American art and African American music. Even some of the broadest tidbits of information on these subjects often completely missing here on Wikipedia. Even to the point where important figures of the Harlem renaissance are reduced to stubs! I'm filling the gaps as I research so some articles so I may find a tidbit that begins as a stub, when I come across it again in a text I'll expand. Probably when I come back to the stub, some other people have expanded on it My process is so far a lot like note taking except the notes are put onto the appropriate places. Sometimes I expand a single article and then fill in tangents like I do with the various composers like Maurice Ravel.
A lot of others are doing this too. I'm not protective of my edits; on the contrary I'm counting on errors to be fixed since I'm only human. That's what we're all here for so everyone be prepared to resolve disagreements.
The state of the musical arenas in Wikipedia has such a strong systemic bias while missing many even famous and acclaimed composers, instrumentalists and vocalists!
I would like to award you the Cultural Barnstar for your work on the Art Wikiportal -Maria N 16:03, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Classical music
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Composers
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Visual arts
- Category:Compositions by composer
- Category:Musical forms
- Category:Musical terminology
- Category:Solo piano pieces