User:Joyous!

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Don't worry about making an article perfect. Just make it better.
Interwiki links and shortcuts

You can make links that lead to Wikipedia's sister projects, and a few other places, without the arrow that accompanies external links. Here's how:

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[[wikibooks:]] wikibooks: [[b:]] b:
[[meta:]] meta: [[m:]] m:
[[mw:]] [[mw:]] mw:
[[wikinews:]] wikinews: [[n:]] n:
[[wikiquote:]] wikiquote: [[q:]] q:
[[wikisource:]] wikisource: [[s:]] s:
[[wikipedia:]] [[wikipedia:]] [[w:]] w:
[[wiktionary:]] wiktionary: [[wikt:]] wikt:
[[commons:]] commons:
[[google:]] google: used for google queries
[[mediazilla:]] mediazilla: used with bug numbers
[[wikispecies:]] wikispecies:

The long form doesn't work within the same project. The shortcut works everywhere.

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I became one of the Wikipedia's official janitors (admins) in November 2004. If there's anything I can do to help, just drop a message on my talk page

Wiki-specifics[edit]

I've been a registered Wikipedian since May 2004, after reading about the project in a friend's LiveJournal. It didn't take long for an obsession to develop. I enjoy fixing grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors, which is what first got me hooked. Since then, I've moved back and forth among a lot of different areas: wikifying, hitting the random page button and fixing what I can, sorting stubs into categories, cleaning unsuitable articles from the new pages, and Recent Changes patrol. Now and then, I create a new article: 80 so far. The most unpleasant to research was Creeping eruption.

Interesting quotes[edit]

  • Not every article needs cheese content. - Mgm|(talk)
  • The problem with Wikipedia is that it only works in practice. In theory, it's a total disaster. - Gareth Owen

Things to Look at When I'm Cranky[edit]

Articles Created[edit]