Hi, I'm AusLondonder. I'm very interested in improving articles related to Africa, Asia (particularly India and Pakistan), Non-English speaking Europe and Latin America. I oppose the deletionist attitudes of some editors based in the North Atlantic towards articles relating to the Global South. I strongly support and enforce the WP:STRONGNAT policy regarding the use of local English spelling, particularly with regards to India, Pakistan and South Africa.
I also believe that while the systemic bias on Wikipedia favours the United Kingdom to some extent as well, coverage of the United States is far superior and bias is manifested towards UK and European topics in some deletion nominations. Take for example the utterly ludicrous over-coverage of the Kim Davis (county clerk) controversy. A public employee refuses to do her job. Result - two articles and hundreds of hours devoted to producing millions of words on talkpages.
- Books relating to politics, culture and society and history
- Member of the European Parliament from Non-English speaking-countries
- Members of Parliaments and Assemblies from Non-English speaking-countries
- Occasionally other more diverse topics
I strongly oppose editors who come to the project intent of pushing political agendas (almost exclusively outside the mainstream). Write a letter to a politician or newspaper, join a party, attend a rally. Don't push your agenda here. It achieves nothing anyway.
Not e-books. Actual books you can hold in your hand. Wikipedia is good but books are great. Some articles I have created on some interesting and thought-provoking books.
- Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution (2014, Laurie Penny)
- The First Bohemians (2013, Vic Gatrell)
- The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners (1994; 2014 etc, Seumas Milne)
- City of Sin: London and its vices (2010, Catharine Arnold)
- Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police (2012, Rob Evans & Paul Lewis)
- America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (2012, Anatol Lieven)
- London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid (2012, Ken Keable et al)
- The Turn of the Tortoise (2015, T N Ninan)
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For my own reference
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/Settlements: Article structure
- 21 August 2017 Ranked: 3672 with 21,563
- Template:Cite news
- The Guardian article on US vs UK English usage globally
- Template:Infobox person "Use the name of the birthplace at the time of birth, e.g.: Saigon (prior to 1976), Ho Chi Minh City (post 1976)"
- UK Candidates consensus
- Talk:Jeremy Corbyn/Archive 8#RfC: Place of birth in Infobox
- Wikipedia:Statistics; Wikipedia:Wikipedia records
- Postcode look-up
- Federal electorate
- NSW State electorate look-up
- NSW LGA Look-up
- ABS QuickStats 2016