- Have been quietly looking and editing articles for around a year. Would like to have done more, but I do have a job.
- Only now have begun to appreciate what work a good wikipedian does.
- Still learning and discovering all the options and tools.
- The signal to noise ratio is surprisingly good. Logically, wikipedia should not work. This surprises me every day.
- I live in the best place in the world. But I can't tell you where - because if lots of people find out they'll come here and ruin it. It's a long way from most places though.
- I'm an accredited Rules of Golf official.
- I play chess and enjoy chess problems. Is the one I invented below in 1981 the simplest one possible?
- I'm an experienced amateur photographer. Check out http:///jimpalfreyman.com for some of my successful shots. If you think a Wikipedia article needs a good photo donated and I am in a position to take it - send me a note.
- Things in wikipedia that annoy me:
- Poor readability. Especially conversion of units. SI is used across the world and putting little known units in all articles to cater for three countries and 4% of the population (and under 16% of the English speaking population) is just bizarre.
- Non neutral point of view. But I admit it's harder to write than it looks.
- Incorrect use of the apostrophe on words ending in "s":
- Jim's house - the house belongs to Jim.
- James's house - the house belongs to James.
- The student's house - the house belongs to a student.
- The students' house - the house belongs to not one student but a group of students.
- James' house - the house belongs to not one Jame but a group of James. (This only makes sense if Jame is say a surname!)