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Unified login: Kbh3rd is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.

When reusing any of my original images that have not been released into the public domain but made available under a license that requires attribution, that attribution may be given in one of these ways:

  • A hyperlink to the description page for the image on Wikimedia Commons or, if only available there, to the image description page on the English Wikipedia.
  • A hyperlink to my Wikipedia user page
  • The text "Wikimedia Commons by Kbh3rd" if the image is from Wikimedia Commons
  • The text "Wikipedian Kbh3rd" if the image is found on any Wikimedia Commons or on Wikipedia.

Different images have been uploaded with different licenses. I am more than happy to consider different licenses or custom terms to ease reuse for specific purposes.

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enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
ru-2Этот участник неплохо знает русский язык.
la-1Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.
ar-0هذا المستخدم لا يفهم حرفا في العربية.
es-0Este usuario no entiende español (o lo entiende con mucha dificultad).
This user cannot speak or contribute in Spanish.
de-0Dieser Benutzer hat keine Deutschkenntnisse.
fr-0Cet utilisateur ne comprend pas le français ou seulement avec des difficultés notables.
eo-0Ĉi tiu uzanto ne komprenas la lingvon Esperanto.
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Foreign language study is interesting and rewarding, but I cannot say I'm fluent in any. Studied: 6 yrs Russian; 2 yrs Latin; 2 sem. Arabic; 1 sem. ea. Spanish, German, and French; limited self-study Esperanto.

Not an epic subject, but I like this picture.
A panorama made with hugin
Before they broke it, the electric company let you go right up and look over the edge of this thing.
The sky fell long ago in Missouri. This image may also be found on page 31 of the book Weird Missouri by James Strait (ISBN 978 1 4027 4555 3). Sadly, it appears there as a copyright violation because it was not credited per the terms of the license.

In my youth I read encyclopedias for recreation. I spent some TV-free summers with the Junior Encyclopædia Britannica, a former red-bound companion to the regular edition meant for the middle school years.


My higher education and career are in computers, programming, networking, and computer security, but that's not where I usually edit. Geology and geography articles, among others, seem to interest me – I brake for road cuts. I like maps and create some for topics that interest me and for which I can find source material.

Original contributions

My Wikimedia category has superceded my Wikipedia gallery for a complete catalog of original images that I've uploaded for Wikipedia – photographs, maps, graphs, and diagrams. A few uploaded to the English Wikipedia and not yet migrated to Commons will not be categorized there.
I've found notable third-party re-use of some of my images in other publications on the web, not always properly attributed.
Articles started
The list of articles that I started includes a couple that have become quite respectable thanks to lots of help from other interested editors.
I created a user script for quick and easy vandal warning. I've kept it under my userspace because I don't know how to make it more generally available nor if there would be enough interest. But I find it very useful, and there are a number of other people who have it installed, too.


I loathe parenthetical remarks and so should you. If a statement is worth making then it is most likely worth placing in a regular sentence. There will be exceptions, of course, but they should be very rare.

In addition to Wikipedia's Manual of Style, here is a good style guide that I adapted from one found on the internet[1], attributed to "the paper" at Fordham University in 1988:

How to Write Good

My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules.
  1. Avoid Alliteration. Always.
  2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
  3. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat.)
  4. Employ the vernacular.
  5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
  6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
  7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
  8. Contractions aren't necessary.
  9. Foreign words and phrases are verboten.
  10. One should never generalize.
  11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
  12. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
  13. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
  14. Profanity sucks.
  15. Be more or less specific.
  16. Understatement is always best.
  17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.


Working links

Boilerplate · Tagging queries · Untagged images talk · Sleuthing · Plain articles · Vandal warning toolbox · To do

NASA Global Change Master Directory · NCSU Finding GIS Data on the Internet · ESRI world basemap


I agree to multi-license all my text contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:

Multi-licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License versions 1.0 and 2.0
I agree to multi-license my text contributions, unless otherwise stated, under Wikipedia's copyright terms and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license version 1.0 and version 2.0. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under the Creative Commons terms, please check the CC dual-license and Multi-licensing guides.

Images are licensed under the terms shown on the individual image description pages.

 — Kbh3rdtalk

NOTA BENE: In a case where the copyright owner sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that infringement was committed willfully, the court in its discretion may increase the award of statutory damages to a sum of not more than $150,000. U.S.C. Title 17 § 504(c)(2)

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