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We don't do it for the glory.
We don't do it for the recognition.
We do it because it needs to be done.
Because if we don't, no one else will.
And we do it even if no one knows what we've done.
Even if no one knows we exist.
Even if no one remembers we ever existed.
— Kara Zor-El, Christmas With The Super-Heroes #2, 1989
Sometime in 2004, I began reading Wikipedia and making very minor (a handful of typos & grammatical errors) IP edits. In April 2006, I registered and continued with the minor edits, but soon after that the Wiki-bug bit. For the next couple months I did a lot of work for WikiProject The Simpsons, cleaning up and organizing not only the articles but the project itself. I also enjoyed patrollingrecent changes for vandalism. The second half of 2006, and most of 2007, found me wasting my life away in Azeroth, and I admittedly didn't pay much attention to Wikipedia.
When I returned to active editing in 2008, I found less of a need for me at recent changes patrolling, due to the number of bots active (as well as scripts like Huggle and Twinkle) that were not active in 2006, so I began working in the other areas of Wikipedia. I started patrolling and helping with new articles, and enjoyed that much more than the vandalism patrol due to the chance to help new editors. I also continued to have a semi-active role in a few semi-active WikiProjects.
In 2010, I was forced to take a Wiki-break due to a very busy work schedule and other unforeseeable circumstances in real life. Since then, and as of April 2015, I still edit on a semi-active basis. I watch the articles that I created (my watchlist is my browser's 'home' page), and occasionally find a typo on an article I am reading, or some other random article.
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