User:Williamborg

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Map of Norway from 1668

Interests[edit]

I've been editing Wikipedia since adding my first article 9 years, 4 months and 28 days ago and am proud to have started 430 surviving articles of Wikipedia's 4,569,865 articles, as well as contributing to a few others. I'm currently wandering about Wikipedia, fixing things when the urge hits me, and adding articles when they seem needed. I'm mostly interested in things Scandinavian/Baltic and North American. But if you need help, try me; I've been (via Wikipedia) to Australia, Asian Russia, and Iran as well, and am always ready to Wikitravel.
I'm also exploring the various tools and requirements of Wikipolicy. Wikipedia policy proliferation has been impressive since I first edited - I suspect there's a Moore's Law equivalent that states Wikipolicy complexity grows at an exponential rate while the number of mainspace articles grow linearly - but I've not found it yet. Make no mistake - I value administrators, respect the work they perform, and take my periodic tour with new page and recent change patrols as an entropy holding action, but as of July 2009 my work and interests are such that I still am unable to dedicate the time it takes to be a quality administrator. Administrators, I salute you.

Introduction to Williamborg[edit]

Favorite quotes[edit]

"Everything's wrong on Wikipedia." Gore Vidal

"Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent." Walt Kelly

"Zurück geht kein Weg", sagte er ernst und freundlich, "man muß immer vorwärtsgehen, wenn man die Welt ergründen will." Herman Hesse 'Märchen'

Here is Edward Bear coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way . . . if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it!A.A. Milne Winnie-the-pooh

"De store seire er aldri vunnet i det første slag." Johan Falkberget

"La perfection est atteinte, non pas lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 - 1944)

"One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude" ("He who has begun is half done: dare to know!"). Epistle II of Horace's Epistularum liber primus, line 40

"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. Fail to honor people, They fail to honor you. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, `We did this ourselves.`" Laozi

Mainspace contributions[edit]



Affiliations[edit]

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Thoughts on administration by various folks[edit]

This list plagurizes (in the best Wikipedia user-left tradition) part of Petros471's list.

Tools[edit]

Wednesday July 30 05:00 2014

Category:Wikipedia tools
Category:Wikipedia backlog
Wikipedia:Template messages/Sources of articles
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