If you're wondering about my choice of user name, well, I just picked a somewhat random one to do an edit, since I was sure that I would not really come back to Wikipedia. After all, a encyclopedia edited by everyone is a project destined to fail, right? That was more than 20,000 edits ago.
I lived in Australia, America, Europe and Asia for longer periods of time, currently living in Japan. English is not my first language, although I think i speak it pretty well. Nevertheless I focus on adding content researched from the WWW and other sources rather than editing the language of articles.
The following articles are featured articles with significant contributions by me.
- Cathedral of Magdeburg
- Coconut crab
- Japanese toilet (The article with the fastest time between creation and featuring at that time)
The following articles are good articles with significant contributions by me.
The following images were either created or uploaded by me, and are now a Featured Image.
- Image:Water drop animation enhanced small.gif, Images by Chris 73, arranged by Gmaxwell
- Fractal broccoli from pdphoto.org at Fractal and broccoli (uploaded and nominated by me)
- Cockroach closeup from Joăo Estęvăo A. de Freitas from the Stock.xchng (uploaded to the English Wikipedia by me)
Formerly featured images
The following images were either created or uploaded by me, and were once a Featured Image, but have been defeatured since.
- Onsen in Nachikatsuura at Onsen by Chris 73
- Barlach Magdeburger Ehrenmal in Degenerate art, by Chris 73
- Cathedral of Magdeburg in Cathedral of Magdeburg, by Chris 73
- Mark 48 Torpedo testing from the US Navy (Pictures arranged and uploaded by me)
- Edo period Wakizashi in the Tokyo National Museum, by Chris 73
The following new articles were created by me and made it on the front page:
- ...that a suikinkutsu is a type of Japanese garden ornament and a music device?
- ...that the first military plane mass-produced in Germany was the Rumpler Taube in 1910?
- ...that Hans Guido Mutke claimed to be the first person to break the sound barrier?
- ...that the United States Navy practiced burial at sea as recently as World War II?
- ...that the Coconut Crab is the world's largest terrestrial arthropod?
- ...that the Cathedral of Magdeburg is the highest church in East Germany and houses the grave of Emperor Otto I. the Great?
- ...that Japanese toilets are the most technologically advanced toilets in the world today?
- ...that Chindonya are are elaborately costumed Japanese street musicians that advertise for shops and other establishments?
- ...that Sano Fusako was kidnapped in Niigata, Japan in 1990 at age 10 and was not freed until nine years and two months later?
- Japanese toilet won the second place of the first Wikipedia:Danny's contest. See Wikipedia:Danny's contest/winners.
The Commons Ambassador Barnstar: For your wonderful contributions and images on the Commons, and their integration to the project. Thank you. Yours, Smee 17:04, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
I don't make any goofs. Don't read the small print.
- Nominating 72 articles for VfD at once. What was I thinking.