User:BirgitteSB

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I am an office worker in St. Louis, Missouri. I am interested in almost anything which is what attracted me to Wikipedia in the first place. I especially like to gain insight into alternate paradigms, whether they are historical or simply from a different cultural background. I am not as active here as I am at Wikisource mainly because I am not very good at writing prose. Still I try to find ways to participate and hopefully I am more useful than not. I have lately found making peer reviews to be one the most enjoyable activities for me.

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Unsolicited Advice[edit]

The one over-riding feature of open wikis, is that you cannot get rid of the people you wish to. If you can learn to work with the top five people you wish would exercise their right to vanish, you will have succeeded at the wiki experience. Because even if they did leave (which they won't), someone worse would fill their void. The cycle of the same people vehemently opposing each other in the same manner again and again over interchangeable issues, ends in nothing actually being accomplished on these issues.

When you disagree with people, do so in full honesty, but avoid trying to damage their public image at the same time. Make an extra effort to be vocal in your support for the ideas of your "top 5" on the occasions when you happen to agree with them. And also make an extra effort to publicly disagree with your friends when you happen to disagree on an issue. The quasi-political loyalty which leads to the opposite behaviors is destroying Wikimedia IMHO.

Southern Life in Southern Literature[edit]

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On Food and Cooking[edit]

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User:BirgitteSB-prod[edit]

This is also my account. I created to help watch prods I was nominating, but may also use it for other tasks where a clean watchlist will come in handy.

Project Bad Links[edit]

Lately I have been going through and correcting damaged links made by splitting of Wikisource by language domains. This project was started on 11:51, December 23, 2005. As of today January 2nd I am about halfway done and have made well over 250 edits to fix or delete bad WS links. Besides which I have checked and fixed as needed every WS link on the spanish WP. So that explains my crazy amount of minor edits.--BirgitteSB 21:30, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
I am finally done! It worked out at right around 500 edits, but I loook through a lot of false positives.--Birgitte§β ʈ Talk 04:28, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Complete If anyone is interested in fixing such links on other language domains, feel free to ask me for pointers.

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In appreciation of your expert reviews of the Evolution article. TimVickers 15:40, 4 June 2007 (UTC)


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Thank you for your continued work and assistance on Wikipedia:Unreferenced articles, referencing and generally cleaning up articles that have needed attention for a long time. Your good work goes unseen unless someone disagrees ;) Jeepday (talk) 13:40, 13 September 2007 (UTC)