User:Aridd

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A senior lecturer in British and Commonwealth studies at the University of Versailles, I now mostly contribute to the French Wikipedia. My contributions of significant new material to the English Wikipedia have slowed to a trickle. To be honest, my interest in a variety of highly-specialised topics that I used to contribute to has dwindled, and I don't have the time to remain actively involved.

Past activity[edit]

I have written thirty-five DYK articles, though none recently: Lamine Guèye (skier), Trischa Zorn, Pal Szekeres, Niue Star, Ruatara (chief), Mary Ann Müller, Kiribati–Cuba relations, Robert Van Lierop, Fiji and the United Nations, James Tanis, Ralph Regenvanu, Love Patrol, The Maori Merchant of Venice, Tofiri Kibuuka, Lango Sinkamba, Said Gomez, Rhodesia at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, Edward Maalouf, Marathon at the Paralympics, Babatunde Jose, George Ambo, Wara Wara, Law of Vanuatu, Andrew Nori, Ukraine at the Paralympics, Pete Gray (activist), Constituencies for French residents overseas, North Korea–South Korea football encounters, Essential National Industries (Employment) Decree 2011, Mojo Mathers, Fuahea Semi, 1924 Summer Deaflympics, Tonga at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Ruby Thoma, and Vika Lusibaea.

I am currently ranked 883rd on the list of Wikipedians by number of articles created. There was a time when I was 378th.

This editor is a Veteran Editor II and is entitled to display this Bronze Editor Star.
This editor is a Grand Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain.
Which is actually the same thing as a Veteran Editor II service badge, but never mind.

Articles I've created[edit]

I've started over 1,100 articles in the English Wikipedia:

Own images I've uploaded


My barnstars[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your amazing work including, among other things, countering systemic bias and having an apparent treasure trove of references for the contemporary articles that WP lacks. Here's to hoping you come back. Xavexgoem (talk) 18:51, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Barnstar-goldrun7.png The Running Man Barnstar
The Running Man Barnstar may be awarded for distinguished efforts in sports-related articles. This barnstar is intended for those who give 110% in order to advance Wikipedia's coverage of the world of sports. Bib (talk) 11:11, 4 March 2010 (UTC)


The inevitable pointless jumbled infoboxes[edit]

Wikipedia:Babel
fr Cet utilisateur a pour langue maternelle le français.
en This user is a native speaker of English.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
tlh-1 loQ tlhIngan Hol jatlh lo'wI'vam.
cy-0 Dydy'r defnyddiwr 'ma ddim yn deall y Gymraeg.
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Flag of France.svg This user is French.
Flag of England.svg This user has English ancestry.
Flag of Wales.svg This user has Welsh ancestry, but sadly does not speak Welsh.
Ezra Cornell's first book.jpg This user contributes primarily to the French Wikipedia.
V This user is a vegetarian.


Plato-raphael.jpg This user is an academic.
12,000+ This user has made more than 12,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
W This user has started at least 1126 English Wikipedia articles as of
June 1, 2016 – the last article was
Vavaʻu 16 by-election, 2016.
Symbol question.svg This user has written or expanded 35 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.