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...has lived in Wirral, Merseyside, during all 40 years of life. However, I still recognise the historical relevance of Cheshire to Wirral. EP111 is not related to, either, this or this!

I am of the same stock as this lot, a several-greats grandson of this guy, through my paternal grandmother, and a first cousin twice removed of this guy, through my matrilineal great-great grandparents.

My major specialist contribution to Wikipedia is to do the mundane and repetitive stuff, such as the WikiProject assessments on the talk pages, particularly for those pages which seem to be too unimportant to bother with rating, and which nobody else seems to want to do because everyone else is, of course, far too busy doing much more important edits. Though, if I notice an interesting red link in the mainspace, I may occasionally be inclined to fill it in, just to stop me from completely turning into the next generation of this guy.

I do also enjoy applying some more human structuring to machine translations of articles from the foreign language Wikipedias, as it has much scope for big, green edits (i.e. lots of new text). To do this, I use an amalgam of the Google and Bing translators, combined with online dictionaries for words and phrases which can get lost in translation (Reverso being my preferred tool, in this instance). I'm particularly doing this for French geographic articles, at the moment, as many of these have much more complete articles than their English counterparts.

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For your time dedicated to assessing articles for Wikiproject Geography. Congratulations! TheQ Editor (Talk) 19:01, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
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For creating all the Tour de France start lists. That's mighty fine work - can't thank you enough! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:40, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
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Thanks for your hard work on that long list of Liverpool docks articles. They look so much better now. Andy Dingley (talk) 16:26, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a WMFLabs TUSC account!

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My point of view on Wikipedia[edit]

Jimmy Wales said that Wikipedia would be the sum of all human knowledge, which is a great thing to aim for, and an aim which I agree with. However, this has the potential to heavily compromise that ideal.

Somebody can write a really great article, with lots of new facts and references added, but someone else can come along and decide to pay no attention to what's been done previously. They can then start "correcting" it according to their own opinion, rather than based on facts and references. Vandalism and disruptive editors are always a source of major nuisance on Wikipedia.

Many newer editors seem to want to edit the mature articles, which mean something to them. Which is a common thing to want to do, if you're new to the site. However, if someone keeps on doing this, other one-line articles will never get a good going-over, and there are so many of those tiny articles! For instance, there are lots of roads and other places around England, which have this problem. When building a small article, Google's always there to search, use and reference from.