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User:Johan Elisson

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Hi! My name is Johan Elisson. I am a Gothenburger working as a technical communicator and information architect at the Product Information business area of Semcon, a global product development consultancy. I got this job in part thanks to my long time dedication to Wikipedia. I have studied engineering physics at BSc level and engineering mathematics and computational science at MSc level at Chalmers University of Technology.

I rarely write about subjects related to my work or education though, my main interests on Wikipedia are history and sports, with a concentration on Swedish military history and Swedish football. In my spare time, I follow the football club IFK Göteborg, and I currently work extra as matchday supporter liaison officer. I have been a board member of the supporters' club and I co-authored the book Vi som är från Göteborg åker aldrig hem med sorg, published in 2014, documenting the fan culture history of IFK Göteborg.

I am probably best known as the creator of the WikiProject on Football and the Football Portal, both largely based on cooperating and getting people to work together. I made my first edits to Wikipedia in July 2004 and became an administrator in October 2006. I have been largely inactive here for the last few years with only a handful of edits per month, but I regularly check my watchlist and talk page, and occasionally do major work on expanding/rewriting articles or creating new articles.

My current edit count is not really interresting for anything but the adminship nomination process, and seeing I actually passed that one, the edit counts have no value at all. I feel I can make useful contributions to Wikipedia no matter if I have admin privilegies or not, and I definitely agree with the meta edit counting page which says that

your edit count is not your IQ, value as a human being, or a score in a video game. It does not determine your worth as a Wikimedian. It does not cure cancer or grant you a seat on the secret spaceship that will be traveling to Mars when the Krulls return to destroy the planet in 2012... Don't let it bother you. It's just a number in the database.

I think of myself as a delusionist, but closer to being a deletionist than an inclusionist. I also believe in some kind of cabal. Maybe I'm even part of it? I do act a little rouge from time to time.

A selection of articles I have written or contributed to:

Current (like in "will never finish them") project(s):

Countries I've visited: Sweden Norway Denmark Finland United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg France Spain Portugal Italy Germany Switzerland Austria Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Latvia Lithuania Russia Turkey Azerbaijan Israel China Thailand United States
svDen här användaren talar svenska som modersmål.
Denna goa tjommen tjötar göttebosska himla bra, de va la görkäckt änna?
en-4This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
de-2Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
no-2Denne brukeren/brukaren har god kjennskap til norsk.
da-2Denne brugers kendskab til dansk er på mellemniveau.
Useful links and WP shortcuts: Links related to my adminship: Links that have no use: My various sandboxes: My various subpages:
Assorted Wikipedia quotations:
  • Wikipedia is a paradox — it doesn't work in theory, only in practice.
  • Vandalizing Wikipedia is like masturbating. It feels good to you, but not to anybody else, and it results in a sudden spurt of useless information that needs to be cleaned up.
  • When you start accusing everyone of being in on a conspiracy, you shouldn't be surprised if they decide to confirm your paranoia by banding together against you.
  • If enough people act independently towards the same goal, the end result is indistinguishable from a conspiracy.
    Extreme Unction
  • Editing Wikipedia is a privilege, not a right.
  • I wish I could read Wikipedia as fast as it's being written...
    – Fundraise donator comment
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