User:Thincat

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I have eventually come to the conclusion that I should say that my name is Roger Stansfield, though why anyone should want to know that is still obscure to me. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/27/web-bizarre-synthesis?INTCMP=SRCH discusses the matter and suggests that perhaps giving my name will make my editing more responsible. Well, well.

There are not too many people in the world with the same name as myself—none are very famous, but some are better-known or more distinguished than I am.

I am English, though have lived most of my life in Scotland, and because I was born just after World War II I live in a nuclear family, as expected. Less predictable is that both my sons are young enough to still be at school. I am retired from a career in IT (it was called Computing when I started).

I have only used one account (unified over projects) and I have not used a customised signature. I edited as an IP in early 2004 and, since then, very occasionally by mistake. I've never been paid to edit Wikipedia and no one has ever offered to pay me. Nor, so far as I can recall, have I ever edited on a topic in which I have a financial interest. However, I was employed by BP between 1966 and 1970 and I see I edited their article ten times between 2005 and 2010.[1][2] ThinCats is a UK business loan firm founded in 2011 – there is absolutely no connection at all between us.

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