User:NordhornerII

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Welcome to my userpage on Wikipedia - NordhornerII

04:43, Thursday, July 2, 2015 (UTC)


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I was born in Nordhorn. Unfortunately I had to leave my hometown already when I was a kid. I don't hold that against my parents anymore.

My original profile as "Nordhorner" worked only for the German Wikipedia and therefore I created a second profile: "Nordhorner II".

I had started in German because, quite frankly, as a beginner I felt more comfortable writing for a smaller readership.

When I started posting English articles I used to create a German version as a by-product because it seemed natural to me. Somehow I felt obliged to do something for those country fellowmen of mine who are not as familiar with English as I am. Well, the English version usually had ten times more readers. But the feedback was altogether different, not only in regards to quantity. Maybe a certain old German saying (concerning prophets who are allegedly never appreciated in their home country) contains some truth after all.

Recently I created an e-book titled "An Apprentice in Devil's Kitchen". Influenced by the aforementioned experience I wrote it in English too.

If you like to contact me outside Wikipedia you may send me an e-mail. My address: joachim.banneke([at])web.de