User:Myopic Bookworm

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Yes, Myopic Bookworm is obviously a pseudonym. I appreciate the arguments for using real names in Wikipedia. However, I work in the reference publishing business, and have to avoid impling that my contributions carry the authority of a reference publisher. People who know me may be able to guess... (If someone really needs to know who I am, they can leave a note on my talk page, or contact me through my LibraryThing account (MyopicBookworm, no space), or email me (myopicbookworm) at googlemail.)

I'm just nibbling at the edges of the Wikipedia world, and will probably never have the time to do more, or to participate in the online community in a substantial way. But every little helps...

Editcountitis rating:

  • 1937 11 March 2009
  • 1870 13 August 2008
  • 1301 19 January 2007
  • 788 23 November 2006

Managed to get some last-minute tidying into J. R. R. Tolkien before it came up as a featured article yesterday. 16 November 2006

Yay! Rush were the featured article this Tuesday (19 September 2006).

I must confess to getting a little disenchanted by the constant bickering on the Christianity page. Most of it seems to be based not in a genuine desire to present factual information in a relatively unbiased way, but rather in a desire to distort the consensus in the direction of minority or anti-Christian opinion. I'm not sure how long I will continue to contribute. (But it's almost as bad on the Buddhism page!) 18 May 2006

what I've been up to[edit]

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things to do[edit]

Pulmonata: entry needs more than copy of classification lifted from Gastropoda; also needs disambig from Pulmonata used of arachnids with book lungs.

Ruiz y Pavon: needs translating from Spanish Wikipedia

Legal mumbo jumbo[edit]

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

Multi-licensed with all versions of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License
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, version 2.0, version 2.5, version 3.0, and all future versions of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. 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.

Copyright © 2006, 2010 Myopic Bookworm. Moral rights asserted on all original text and image contributions.