User:Dick Bos

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Maastricht University, 2015-05-06. Explaining the principles of Wikipedia for students with User:Taketa (left) and User:Romaine (right)


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This user has been working on the Dutch Wikipedia for 17 years, 211 days
and on the English for 17 years, 191 days
Adamsmithout.jpgThis user is interested in economics.
Stamp UK Penny Red pl148.jpgThis user is interested in philately.
Boekenwurm.JPGThis user is a Bibliophile.
Laufrad-campa-vento.jpgThis user is a proud cyclist.

Native Dutchie[edit]

  • Dutch is my native language. If interested, read my user page at Dutch wikipedia: (in Dutch)
  • Native English writers are kindly invited to take a critical look at the texts I contributed, and correct all mistakes!



Wikimania 2021 online[edit]

2021-08-13 to 17: see: Wikimania:User:Dick Bos, for some interesting things like the WikiJournals, CiteQ etc. etc.

May 2019 Maastricht[edit]

2019-05-08: Help Annemiek and Lies at Maastricht University, Marble class of FASOS, with Romaine.

January 2019 Amsterdam[edit]

Introduction for students at UBA-UvA - special collections on 28 January.

Spring 2018 Maastricht[edit]

We are "On Expedition" again!

25 May 2016 Maastricht[edit]

"On Expedition" with Romaine to Ernst and his students.

6 November 2015 Maastricht[edit]

start of the module Be Bold for two groups of students of Maastricht University. The module takes three weeks.

Interesting pages[edit]

Interesting projects[edit]

Libraries and Books[edit]

Useful links[edit]

  • Wikimedia and universities by User:MartinPoulter & Nick Sheppard (2020)
  • c:File:Open Content - A Practical Guide to Using Creative Commons Licences.pdf by Till Kreutzer (dates back to 2014)
  • WP:PUS = potentially unreliable sources (2020-10-05)
  • check this out: "CiteGen" (2020-08-05)
  • Help:Using the Wayback Machine and Help:Archiving a source
  • Wikipedia:Editor's index to Wikipedia
  • Thomas Steiner's tool, free in Google webstore.
  • Policies and guidelines on en-wiki: Wikipedia:List_of_policies and Wikipedia:List_of_guidelines
  • Sandbox: Wikipedia:Sandbox
  • Manual of Style: Wikipedia:Manual of Style
  • Conversion template: Template:Convert; example: {{convert|641|acre|km2}} gives: 641 acres (2.59 km2)
  • ISSN template: Template:ISSN; example: {{ISSN|1171-7033}} gives: ISSN 1171-7033
  • Interwikimedia Links: Wikipedia:InterWikimedia_links
  • List of botanical authors: List_of_botanists_by_author_abbreviation
  • Gallery of Userboxes (UBX)
  • Redirects and Don't fix links to redirect pages
  • Example of a list with multiple Wikidata-links (created by Wittylama 2016-07-18)
  • About the so called "Pipe trick"


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To Do[edit]


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Bassel, we will not forget you!