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Martin's Userboxes
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user is a geoscientist or is specializing in geoscience.
Templo-de-zeus-2.jpg This user is interested in
Ancient Greece
Spqrstone.jpg This user is interested in ancient Rome.
Eagle Nebula
This user is interested in astronomy.
Asahiflex600.jpg This user enjoys photography.
Typefaces-antiqua.jpg This 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.svg This user is interested in maps.
Quill and ink.svg This user enjoys writing.
Gcalctool.svg This user loves calculators.
Gay flag.svg This user is interested in LGBT issues—which does not necessarily reflect the user's sexual orientation.
Netherlanddwarfbunny.jpg This user takes care of one or more rabbits.
trek This user is a Trekkie or Trekker.

STAR TREK This 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.jpg This user is against the colorization of black and white movies.
Red rose.jpg
This user is interested in beauty.
Stainer.jpg This user enjoys classical music.
Clavecin flamand.png This user enjoys Baroque music.
Steinway Schriftzug.jpg This user plays the piano.
Nuvola apps kcmmidi.png This user plays the synthesizer.
Nuvola apps kcmmidi.png This user plays the softsynth.
RAP This user enjoys Rap and Hip Hop music.
Music film clapperboard.svg This user enjoys film scores.
Shadow Karate Kick.jpg This user is a Karateka.
6G iPod.svg This user has an iPod.
OSrc This user contributes to Open Source projects.
Userbox OSX Aqua.svg This user runs OS X.
BSD This user contributes using FreeBSD.
w/l This user has a dual boot configuration.
KDE This user contributes with KDE desktop environment.
ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys chess.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Editing Wikipedia is something this user does as a hobby.
incl This user is an inclusionist.
incr This editor is an incrementalist.
even This editor is an eventualist.
exo This editor is an exopedian.
Wiki? This user still remembers Wikipedia's UseMod days
Capricorn.svg This user is a Capricornian.
Neuro logo.png This 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.
GitHub logo 2013 padded.svg
This user is on GitHub as mdoege.
Crystal kthememgr.svg This user overuses userboxes.
Commons-logo.svg Morn 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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