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Hey there! My name is Gustavo Góngora (Spanish pronunciation: [gon'gora]). I'm a Uruguayan-born Spanish Wikipedian living in Norway and working here for the sake of free knowledge. I hold a B.A. Degree in English studies and a M.A. in Literary Research, Comparative Literature and Theatre from UNED. I am a linguistics student enrolled in the Mphil programme in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

I am an administrator on the Spanish Wikipedia since 2007, and I was an administrator on the Catalan Wikipedia from 2010 to April 2017. I am also a bureaucrat on and a checkuser on, besides being an active user on the Norwegian Wikipedia.

Key facts

  • My birth as a Wikipedian took place on (2006-07-23) 23 July 2006 (age 11).
  • I became an administrator and bureaucrat on the Spanish Wikipedia on April 9, 2007.
  • I was chosen for the former Spanish Arbitration Committee (ArbCom) twice in 2008.
  • In June 2009 I became a candidate for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • My first article on Wikipedia was on, Arapey Springs (26 July 2006).
  • I was an administrator on the Catalan Wikipedia from March 2010 until April 2017.
  • I am a checkuser there since 2009.
  • I became a board member of Wikimedia Spain (Wikimedia España) in April 2010.
  • I have participated in seven Wikimania meetings (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017). I was a speaker during the first three Wikimania events. As for Wikimania 2016, I participated in an open discussion called Content translation across Wikipedias.
  • In December 2010 I attended the Wiki-GLAM conference in Paris, France.
  • I am also a member of Amical, a non-profit organization which seeks to promote Wikimedia projects in Catalan-speaking territories.
  • Up to now, I have created more than 1,500 articles cross-linguistically: Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, French, Norwegian (bokmal), Portuguese, and English.
  • I have 11 featured articles (10 in Spanish, 1 in Catalan) and 7 good articles.
  • In 2011 I was jury member during the first edition of Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Monuments. In 2012 I was jury member of the Spanish edition of WLM.
  • I was the first press room contact for Wikimedia Spain (WM-ES) (2010-2011).
  • As of 2016, I am a member of Wikimedia Norge (Norway) and a regular editor on the Norwegian and Spanish Wikipedia(s).
  • Since 1 February 1, 2017 I am a member of the WMF Ombudsman Commission.
  • I have more than 41,000 global edits, etc, etc.
  • As you may have imagined, I'm a Wikiholic who is proud of his addiction!
  • If you have any doubt, question and/or suggestion, contact me. I always try to answer as quickly as possible.

Activity on Wikipedia by language

This table shows my activity on Wikipedia by language:

Wikipedia (more than 100 edits)
Code Since Number
of edits
Category(ies), flag(s)
Catalan November 7, 2006 +23,000 Administrator (sysop) (2010-2017), checkuser
Spanish July 26, 2006 +19,000 Administrator (sysop), bureaucrat, former ArbCom member
Norwegian July 4, 2008 +5,100 Verified user (autopatruljerte)
French March 16, 2007 +2,400 Verified user
English August 9, 2006 +1,400 Verified user
Italian March 16, 2007 +300 Verified user
Portuguese November 7, 2006 +240 Verified user
German June 9, 2007 +100 Verified user (Bestätigter Benutzer)
Total +50,000

Areas of interest

  • English language, literature and culture; universal geography; politics and social sciences; literature in general; Romance languages; Roman Empire; history; the Americas; Scandinavian culture and civilization; football, basketball and boxing; Uruguay.

My articles

Uruguay–related topics


My travels

I was born in

Uruguay South America

I grew up in:

Uruguay Catalonia Spain Europe Norway

I have also lived in

Andorra Norway

I've spent a week or more in

Argentina Brazil England France Community of Madrid Valencian Community Poland Belgium Norway United Kingdom Italy United States

I've spent a few days in

Aragon Canada Castile and León Castilla-La Mancha Midi-Pyrénées Hong Kong Île-de-France Israel Quebec New York (state) Virginia

I've spent a few hours in

China Delaware Denmark Estonia Finland Languedoc-Roussillon Maryland Netherlands New Jersey Qatar Russia Sweden Vatican City Wales