How I use Wikipedia
Pages I've created
- List of companies of Kazakhstan - because it was on the most wanted list and writing an article on such an obscure subject seemed funny at the time.
- Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool
- Bradbury Fields - a charity for visually impaired people that does great work in Liverpool. It was featured on the Wikipedia Main Page's "Did You Know?" section.
- Sentric Music - created long ago (2008) under a different account that I didn't use for much else.
Pictures I've contributed
Not many, but I'm proud nonetheless ;-)
Sign at the entrance to the Bradbury Centre on Youens Way, Liverpool.
Like most geeks, I've been following crypto and privacy related topics recently because of all that Snowden stuff. Where the Venn diagram of my interests in Wikipedia and Tor overlap, I've written a fairly detailed post on Stack Exchange answering the question "Why can't I link to .onion domains from Wikipedia?". I spent an hour poking around, learning a bit more about the workings of Wikipedia policies, spam blacklists and similar, and thought my findings might be useful to others. (The issue arose when I was editing the assassination market article after this very interesting Forbes article.)
Well, I'm still here, making the occasional tweak. But today I contributed slightly more than a tweak, creating a page for charity Bradbury Fields. This is only the second page I've ever created - my first was Sentric Music in 2008 under a long-lost and mostly-unused-anyway account.
Been making edits (mainly because I'm a grammar fiend and an indie-rock nerd) for a while now; thought it probably best that I have an account so I'm, um, accountable for these edits.