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Examples of articles for which I wrote most of the initial text:
- Preferred number – how big shall we make it?
- EN 13402 – metric clothes sizes
- ISO 5775 – bicycle tire and rim designations
- Earthing systems – where does the earth connector in sockets go?
- Extra-low voltage – for those scared of electricity
- Technical report – in-house knowledge archived
- List of IEC standards – gold-plated documents, judging from their price
- Europlug – compromise engineering to mitigate a failure of standardization
- IEC 60906-1 – the future global standard 230 V plug?
- ISO 31, ISO 31-1 – quantities and units, scientific notation
- Period-after-opening symbol and Green Dot symbol – odd markings on your toothpaste
- Health mark – odd markings on your milk container
- ISO metric screw thread – holds the world together
Examples of articles which I rewrote substantially at some point:
- Muesli – my favourite breakfast
- Calorie – obsolete unit of energy
- Iris recognition – looking in your eyes
- Fixed (typeface) – core X11 fonts
Sadly, a few of these articles have been edited to death since and some of the current versions bear little resemblance with my contributions. Readers now complain on talk pages again about issues that I fixed years ago. No matter how much work you put into a Wikipedia article, be prepared that your valuable contributions will have vanished within a year or two. Parts of Wikipedia feel more like a field that is ploughed over again and again each year, rather than something that continuously improves with time.
The Original Barnstar
Granted as thanks for an excellent reorganization of the Clock article! Keep up the great work! -JC 11:53, 19 March 2006 (UTC)