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Welcome to my userpage. My name is Emilio and emijrp is my nickname on the Internet. I'm from Spain and I like the idea of compiling the sum of all human knowledge and its preservation. I joined to this project in 2005, collaborating regularly, with more than 100,000 hand-made edits to date. I enjoy creating stubs, lists and programming bots. I'm also active on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.

My interests include arts, astronomy, cinema, cultural heritage, archives, libraries, museums, digital preservation, politics, reading, travelling, history, photography and many more. I am always discovering new interesting topics.

I am not very fluent in English, so please help me to fix any mistakes in my userpage. Thanks in advance.

You can reach me at or using this form. Also, you can use my talk page.


I work to improve the coverage of Wikipedia and decrease bias. I have started over 4,500 stub articles (list), mostly about municipalities and other geographical entities, monuments and biographies. Also I create pages about archives, libraries and museums in any country. I think that any institution that preserves human knowledge deserves an article in this encyclopedia and thousands of them are still missing. Let's work on it.

Currently, the largest project I'm involved in is an estimate of how many articles are needed to cover the sum of all human knowledge. I wrote the "Wikipedia:There is a deadline" essay about the conservation of cultural heritage and knowledge preservation.

Digital preservation[edit]

Because I was tired of seeing dozens of wikis disappearing from the Internet, I founded WikiTeam in 2011, a project to archive wikis. As of January 2016, WikiTeam has preserved over 27,000 stand-alone wikis, several wikifarms (Wikia, ShoutWiki, Referata, Wikkii, etc), regular Wikipedia dumps and 34 TB of Wikimedia Commons images. We use Internet Archive to upload all the backups and there is an index in WikiApiary.


I enjoy starting lists. It is an easy way to check completeness on any topic and find red links, candidates for new articles. Following, there is a sample of lists that I have created in these past years. The pages may have evolve later with the contributions of many people (I hope so).

My interests[edit]

Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Hughes Galeano (September 3, 1940 – April 13, 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered "global soccer's pre-eminent man of letters." His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1982–6). "I'm a writer," the author once said of himself, "obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia."


I am an amateur photographer who likes to take pictures mainly of monuments, museums and landscapes. Currently, I have a Nikon D3100 that produces good results and previously I used several compact cameras. Here are some photo examples, see more in my gallery in Commons (category) and Flickr account (collections and albums).

I like to colorize black and white photos too.


WikiPapers main page.

I always liked to generate statistics of wikis. In 2010, I created StatMediaWiki, a tool for statistical analysis of MediaWiki wikis. Previously, I had developed dozens of scripts for rankings and charts in the old Toolserver and currently in the new Wikimedia Labs.

Later, I started to read academic publications about Wikipedia and soon I ended with a ton of links to papers. So in 2011, I launched WikiPapers, a compilation of literature regarding these online communities, which currently indexes over 1,800 papers and many datasets and tools.

I have published several papers on wiki research, regarding vandalism, cultural heritage, digital libraries and systematic literature reviews:

  • Estado del arte de la investigación sobre wikis (PDF) (Spanish)
  • WikiPapers, una recopilación colaborativa de literatura sobre wikis... (PDF) (Spanish)
  • Análisis de enlaces hacia Bibliotecas y Archivos Digitales de Patrimonio Cultural desde Wikipedia... (HTML) (Spanish)
  • Wiki Loves Monuments 2011: the experience in Spain and reflections... (PDF) (English)
  • AVBOT: Detecting and fixing vandalism in Wikipedia (PDF) (English)

See a full list.


I have created visualization stuff like the Wikimedia projects edit counter, the Wiki Loves Monuments map and its statistics, or recommendation tools like Images for biographies (offline). In 2008, I developed an anti-vandalism bot for Spanish Wikipedia, AVBOT, which has reverted more than 250,000 vandalism edits and has several working clones.

In 2016, I launched Wikiradio tool, a real-time audio service that offers various stations, covering all genres of music and including recordings of Wikipedia articles on different languages, all of which are available on Wikimedia Commons. The Photographer did many valuable contributions to this project.


List This user proudly participates in WikiProject Lists
V&AGarden.jpg User is a member of the Museums WikiProject - You can help!
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WikiProject Libraries.
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Question mark.svg This user is a member of the Missing article WikiProject.
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WikiProject Geography
Crystal personal.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Biography.
Wikipedia:WikiProject Astronomy This user is a member of
WikiProject Astronomy.
Stonehenge This user is a member of WikiProject Historic Sites.
Logo WikiAfrica Palabre.jpg This user is a member of WikiAfrica.
2kip.png This user is part of the Countering Systemic Bias WikiProject

This is a list of tasks, topics and WikiProjects that I work in from time to time or that I would like to work in the future:

Some useful tools:


I like to travel and explore new places, here is a list of cities, GLAM institutions and other locations that I have visited and enjoyed. Also, I include a list of astronomical objects that I have seen, through telescope, binoculars or with naked eye.

Astronomy Cities GLAM Towers Other

External links[edit]

Noahs Ark.jpg This user wants to compile and preserve the sum of all human knowledge.

This userpage in the past: August 2015, January 2014, April 2013, April 2012, October 2011, August 2010, July 2008, September 2007, August 2006 and August 2005.

This userpage in other projects: Meta Wikimedia  Wikipedia  Wiktionary  Wikiquote  Wikisource  Wikibooks  Wikiversity  Wikinews  Wikimedia Commons  Wikispecies  Wikivoyage  Wikidata