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Thank you for all your hard work that you have done to make Wikipedia a better place. FirePolyglot (talk) 20:16, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
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Just for the hell of it - well done on your contributions Zymurgy (talk) 00:28, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
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This award is given to Evertype for your significant contributions to articles related to the WikiProject Writing Systems.
I figured if anyone needs to be recognized for their contributions to WikiProject Writing Systems, it should be you. Vanisaac (talk) 13:26, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
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In launching the Ireland (xxx) poll, you did good work in difficult situation. Despite the inevitable criticism that came your way, your bold actions most certainly helped move this process forward. Well done. Rockpocket 02:36, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

My Chinese name: Yè Mìháo 葉密豪

Michael Everson's name in Chinese
Pinyin Simplified Traditional "Meaning"
Yè Mìháo 葉密豪 葉密豪 leaf secret bold
Comment
is a surname chosen for its similarity to the first sound in Everson.

means 'leaf, page, era' and contains the form of the 'grass' radical cǎo, the 'life' character shì (whose radical is 'one'), and the 'tree' character .

密豪 Mìháo as a given name can represent the Irish name Mícheál ['mʲi:ha:l̪ˠ].

is 'secret'. Its radical is mián 'roof', and its other elements are the 'certainly' character (itself made of the 'heart' radical xīn and a stroke 丿 piě 'line'), and the 'mountain' character shān. (Compare 密码 mìmǎ 'cipher, cipher code, secret code'.)

háo 'bold' derives from the 'pig' radical shǐ + the 'tall' character gāo. The pig-radical is an echo of Old English eofor, Modern English ever 'boar'.

Readings of Michael Everson's name in Han characters
Tang Mandarin Cantonese Taiwanese
*Jiap̚ Myit Ɦaw Yè Mìháo Jip6 Maht-hòuh Ia̍p Bi̍t-hô
Hakka Korean Vietnamese Japanese
Ya̍p Met8-hau2 Yeop Milho (엽밀호) Diệp Mật Hào Ha You

About me

For further information about me, see the article Michael Everson. Yes, I wrote the first version of that article, dated August 8, 2004. That's a long time ago now (July 20, 2006). Roozbeh had inserted my name in the Unicode article and a couple of months later I filled in the stub. I wasn't aware of the autobiography policy, but I didn't intend to write a "vanity" page. The article has been reviewed and edited by other people who appear to be satisfied by its verifiability, as well as to its neutrality. The article has also been vandalized by trolls, sometimes by people who are angry with me because of arguments we have on other topics elsewhere on the Wikipedia. Sometimes because some people just aren't very nice, and don't like people who aren't falsely modest about their work or achievements.

I don't believe that what some people believe is a ban on autobiographical editing actually makes a lot of sense. One of the edits I made to the list of scripts encoded on the article about me was to add Balinese script to the article when Balinese was accepted for encoding. Why? The work I do encoding scripts is why I'm meant to be "notable"; it's one of the things people want to know about. Would it be better to edit covertly, sockpuppeting or getting friends or colleagues to add a link like that? Apparently the second VfD on the article was caused by my deleting some nonsense about my having a beard and a moustache and being a Sagittarius. When I deleted the obvious vandalism I signed it "I'm a Capricorn ;-)". The edit was transparent, and made in good faith and with good humour.

I'm a member of the Wikipedian community, and I'd have deleted such nonsense from any biography. At the same time, I don't believe that any Wikipedian who has an article ignores it or its contents. In light of the viciousness with which I've been attacked on two occasions (for daring to notice that people consider me notable), I consider that I am obliged to keep an eye on it. Now, I don't mind criticism. I have my detractors. There's room for criticism of me in the article. But not, I should think, for abuse.

I have a point of view. Of course I do. So does everyone. But Wikipedia doesn't require that individual contributors have a neutral point of view. Rather, it tries to have articles which have a neutral point of view, by the synthesis and integration of the points of views of various contributors. The Wikipedia is a fascinating social experiment. I'm proud to be a part of it, and to try to make good edits. I'm not going to pretend that the article isn't there, though. I hope it will stay factual, and interesting, and useful to people.

From Wikipedia:Autobiography

"It is difficult to write neutrally about yourself. Therefore, it is considered proper on Wikipedia to let others do the writing. Instead, contribute material or make suggestions on the article's talk page and let independent editors write it into the article itself.

However, in clear-cut cases, it is permissible to edit pages connected to yourself. So, you can revert vandalism; but of course it has to be simple, obvious vandalism, and not just a content dispute. Similarly, you should feel free to correct mistaken or out-of-date facts about yourself, such as marital status, current employer, place of birth, and so on. However, be prepared that if the fact has different interpretations, others will edit it."

From Biographies of living persons

"In some cases the subject may become involved in an article. They may edit it themselves or have a representative of theirs edit it. They may contact Wikipedians either through the article's talk page or via email. Or, they may provide information through press releases, a personal website or blog, or an autobiography. When information supplied by the subject conflicts with unsourced statements in the article, the unsourced statements should be removed.

Information supplied by the subject may be added to the article if:

  • It is relevant to the person's notability;
  • It is not contentious;
  • It is not unduly self-serving;
  • It does not involve claims about third parties, or about events not directly related to the subject;
  • There is no reasonable doubt that it was written by the subject.

A blog or personal website written by the subject may be listed in the external links/further reading section, even if the subject is not used as a source."