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Must-read article of the moment:

New off-wiki must-read: Wikipedia's coverage of women's history
past must-reads: Wikipedia wars: inside the fight against far-right editors, vandals and sock puppets

Past must-read articles

User page Talk page Good and Featured articles Barnstars The DYK Corral Toolbox Advice About Magic unicorns  


Hi! I am Montanabw, I really do live in Montana and I really do own horses—and they graciously allow me to upload their images into Commons from time to time. On Wikipedia, I've been around for a while, and am glad to assist other editors as I can. In real life, I am a small-town lawyer in private practice, which explains why sometimes I am not around to answer questions quickly and other times seem to live online; my work ebbs and flows. I occasionally will write about legal topics, but in general do enough legal writing in my work; I prefer to work on other topics here. I am not compensated for anything I write on Wikipedia.

MasterOfTheHorseUn.jpgThis user is is the inaugural awardee of of Master of the Horse Wikipedian of the Week
On request, I sometimes can take photos of objects or locations in western and west-central Montana, particularly for National Register of Historic Places listings in Montana. I take random drive by images when I travel, particularly of county courthouses and other places of interest. I can also access documents in hardcopy at the Montana Historical Society. I choose not to use my real name on WP, but I've met a number of wikipedians off-wiki. I've helped facilitate some editathons in Montana and I've been to a few WP-related events such as WikiConference North America/USA, so if you've seen me in real life, feel free to pop over to my talkpage and say hello!

Neigh! This is a horse.
A horse (crowd-sourced)
I hereby award Montanabw this Barnstar for so much work on Horse related articles without enough recognition! -- Culnacréann
16 August 2007
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“The encyclopedia that anyone who understands the norms, socializes him or herself, dodges the impersonal wall of semi-automated rejection and still wants to voluntarily contribute his or her time and energy can edit."—from "The Decline of Wikipedia"
"To me the key thing is getting it right. And if a person's really smart and they're doing fantastic work, I don't care if they're a high school kid or a Harvard professor; it's the work that matters."—Jimbo
"...force tends increasingly to fall into the hands of those who are enemies of civilization. The danger is profound and terrible; it cannot be waved aside with easy optimism. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."—Bertrand Russell, May 10, 1933
"I want to say to everyone else, get stuffed, because women can do anything and we can beat the world."—Michelle Payne (after her win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup)[1]
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reignEvery time you say "free reign" when you mean "free rein", this user dies a little inside.


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Wiki meets world[edit]

Where "my" articles or my photos (mostly photos right now) that I have taken and uploaded on commons have appeared off-wiki (frequently without proper attribution even to Commons, arrgh):

"Having too much fun with userboxes" section[edit]

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100,000+This user has made more than 100,000 contributions to Wikipedia and, as a result, may be slightly insane.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgThis user spends WAY too much time on Wikipedia and really needs to get off the computer... after one more edit.
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This user has created 262 of Wikipedia's 5,877,866 articles.
List icon.gifThis user was ranked 1379 on the list of Wikipedians by pages created (last updated September 2017).
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Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
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It's just that some things are misfiled...
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Things to work on[edit]

Currently, this editor has earned a Grandmaster Editor (or Lord High Togneme Vicarus) service award.

To get to the next level, Grandmaster Editor First-Class (or Lord High Togneme Laureate), he or she needs to meet the editing requirement and the time requirement.

Progress towards the next level (by edits): [ 4000 / 18000 ]

22.2% completed


Progress towards the next level (by time): [ 453 days / 365.1 days ]

124.1% completed



I think the following articles need to be created, and I will do so eventually if someone else doesn't beat me to the punch:

Stuff I will deal with eventually, maybe

Hackamore links:

UCDavis rearranged all their genetics stuff, all links broken and need to be fixed in color articles:

UKy web pages: Link to all the places with tests:

Sources to cite somewhere:

  • Article on managing minis, add to nutrition and mini articles

Financial impact of the horse show industry

The following articles, last I checked, are in desperate need of help:

QPQ storage[edit]

QPQ: (None)