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User:Bellagio99

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About Bellagio99[edit]

Welcome to my page Smile.gif. I'm a social scientist (and point guard wannabe) who Heartbeat.gif social networks, true science fiction, and modern dance. In Wikipedia (and life), I'm a moderate inclusionist. Some of the pages I've worked on are Natalie Zemon Davis, Judith Merril and Oscar Peterson. Much to my surprise, I've made about 6,000 edits of more than 500 pages, although the distribution is a J-curve. Part of the reason is that when I encounter bad syntax in the odd article, I am a drive-by WikiGnome.

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Why "Bellagio" for my WikiName? It's the Italian village and not the Las Vegas hotel (the latter, to its credit, has some wonderful Dale Chihuly glass art). I love the beauty, the vibes, and the people of the village. So, why not?


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FWIW, I'm starting to think of Wikipedia as the anti-Google. Where Google supplies an unorganized list, Wikipedia tries to organize information chaos into comprehensible bytes. Despite the problems that all WP editors know, IMHO, it does a pretty good job of synthesizing, presenting and self-correcting. YMMV.

This editor is a Journeyman Editor, and is entitled to display this Service Badge.


". . . each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope."

— Robert F Kennedy, from his famous speech in South Africa in 1966.

Awards[edit]

This editor is a Grognard and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Little Red Book.
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For all your great work on social science articles, and making Wikipedia a better place. Jeeny 02:40, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
You have long deserved this, for your dogged approach to the protection of your favorite articles, and especially those connected with social network themes. Well done! Ref (chew)(do) 12:24, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
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Wikignomes are often-overlooked, but make essential contributions to the Wikipedia. The Minor Barnstar is awarded for making minor edits of the utmost quality. Blooded Edge (TCA) 21:21, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Tools[edit]

(Feel free to "borrow" these tools. I did. Thanks to Refsworldlee, Jeeny, JaminBen, Epbr123, Ne-Jay, Hereenthere, Michael Hardy, et al.)

Typical changes I make[edit]

  • writing and rewriting large chunks of content
  • removing duplicate or long-winded information
  • neutralizing overly positive or negative statements
  • asking people to cite their sources
  • improving spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • patrolling articles in my watchlist for linkspam and vandalism

Cite templates[edit]

Useful templates[edit]

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Template formats, courtesy of emerson7

template:cite news: newspapers, news organizations, etc.
template:cite web: websites
template:cite journal: magazines and journals

Links I find useful[edit]

(Unceremoniously stolen from User:Nuggetboy's page who appropriated it from Boojum's talk page.)

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Places I've been[edit]

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