User:Arx Fortis

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Flag of the United States.svgThis user is a native of the United States of America.
Flag of North Carolina.svgThis user lives in the U.S. State of North Carolina.
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Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 13 years, 9 months and 19 days.

List of contributions made 30 January 2005 to 27 June 2006 (prior to creating an account, plus a few additional edits through 25 August 2006) are available here. My contributions since creating an account are listed here.

I resisted creating an account for some time, but got tired of people assuming my edits were vandalism (without actually reading the edits) simply because I didn't have an account.

Areas of education, study, and interest where I usually focus my efforts on Wikipedia:

  • Linguistics (English dialects)
  • Botany
  • Photography
  • History (US and World)
  • Geography
  • Wildlife
  • Theology
  • Sinology
  • Information Technology (specifically in Healthcare)

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To Arx Fortis, for your original idea of bolding the linked items in List of notable accidents and incidents on commercial aircraft, which I now realize makes the article look much nicer, Crum375 05:16, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

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