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Martin's Userboxes
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpgThis user is a geoscientist or is specializing in geoscience.
Templo-de-zeus-2.jpgThis user is interested in
Ancient Greece
Spqrstone.jpgThis user is interested in ancient Rome.
Eagle Nebula
This user is interested in astronomy.
Asahiflex600.jpgThis user enjoys photography.
Typefaces-antiqua.jpgThis user is interested in typography.
Rutherford atom.svg This user has a keen interest in physics.
This user enjoys tracking weather, and might have a personal weather station.
Cyprus-topographic map-en.svgThis user is interested in maps.
Quill and ink.svgThis user enjoys writing.
Gcalctool.svgThis user loves calculators.
Gay flag.svgThis user is interested in LGBT issues—which does not necessarily reflect the user's sexual orientation.
Netherlanddwarfbunny.jpgThis user takes care of one or more rabbits.
trekThis user is a Trekkie or Trekker.

STAR TREKThis user is a lifelong Trekkie and absolutely loved the new film!!!
Visconti This user thinks that Luchino Visconti is the greatest director of all time.
WhereRainbowRisesblackandwhite.jpgThis user is against the colorization of black and white movies.
Red rose.jpg
This user is interested in beauty.
Stainer.jpgThis user enjoys classical music.
Clavecin flamand.pngThis user enjoys Baroque music.
Steinway Schriftzug.jpgThis user plays the piano.
Nuvola apps kcmmidi.pngThis user plays the synthesizer.
Nuvola apps kcmmidi.pngThis user plays the softsynth.
RAPThis user enjoys Rap and Hip Hop music.
Music film clapperboard.svgThis user enjoys film scores.
Shadow Karate Kick.jpgThis user is a Karateka.
6G iPod.svgThis user has an iPod.
OSrcThis user contributes to Open Source projects.
Userbox OSX Aqua.svgThis user runs macOS.
BSDThis user contributes using FreeBSD.
w/lThis user has a dual boot configuration.
KDEThis user contributes with KDE desktop environment.
ChessSet.jpgThis user enjoys chess.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgEditing Wikipedia is something this user does as a hobby.
inclThis user is an inclusionist.
incrThis editor is an incrementalist.
evenThis editor is an eventualist.
exoThis editor is an exopedian.
Wiki?This user still remembers Wikipedia's UseMod days
Capricorn.svgThis user is a Capricornian.
Neuro logo.pngThis user is skeptical of the Zodiac.
This user is made out of Carbon.
@This user can be reached by email at
Crystal Clear app browser.png This user has a website, which can be found here.
This user is on GitHub as mdoege.
Crystal kthememgr.svgThis user overuses userboxes.
Commons-logo.svgMorn is also a user on Wikimedia Commons
ProveIt logo for user boxes.svg
This user simplifies Wikipedia referencing with ProveIt.

My Wikipedia history[edit]

I first discovered Wikipedia sometime in early 2001. At the time, there was too little content to make it a useful resource, but throughout 2002 I came back to it again and again. In late 2002 I started contributing (particularly also in January/February 2003). My edits from that time were IP-based and thus don't show up in my history.

My user account was registered in August 2003 because having one was necessary for uploading files. (Later those uploads were transferred to Commons by other users, so they are also gone from my edit history.) But I still made most edits as an IP user, because I've always strongly believed in the openness of WP.

What I like about Wikipedia[edit]

I must say I'm impressed with Wikipedia and particularly the development of MediaWiki over the years, and how the social and technical hurdles to a project of this scale have been overcome. MediaWiki, with its categories, templates, automatic image thumbnailing, LaTeX equations, SVG support, watch lists, etc., has really transformed the early Wiki paradigm and demonstrated how to impose some structure on a project. So to me, the technical achievement of the underlying engine is just as important as the (mostly) really wonderful WP content itself.

What I do not like about Wikipedia[edit]

LogoJuergenAugust03 5.png

The logo. So gray and boring. I much preferred the one on the left in the 2003 International logo contest. Thankfully user styles allow you to customize the logo.

Contacting me[edit]

My WP contributions come in bouts—sometimes a lot within a short amount of time, then nothing for a few months. So if you don't get a response from me on my talk page, you can contact me at

My galleries[edit]





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