User:OlEnglish

This user has been editing Wikipedia for at least ten years.
This user has administrator privileges on the English Wikipedia.
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ELCOME to my little corner of this vast space that is Wikipedia! I currently live in the city of Surrey in the beautiful province of British Columbia, Canada. I'm just a regular guy with a love of knowledge; don't really have much to say about myself. As for my contributions here, I make mostly minor "clean-up" edits to articles on pretty much any subject, but fringe topics interest me the most. Almost all of my edits are done manually (Twinkle and HotCat being the few automated tools I use for common maintenance tasks). I spend most of my time on Wikipedia just reading and navigating through the never-ending maze of articles and links, but as I go I'm always trying to find a way to somehow improve whatever page I come across. I'm also an administrator here so I tend to do more maintenance-type work rather than writing new content, though I have started a few articles. I also try to help out meta-wise and you may find me generally doing a little bit of everything, from patrolling new pages to fighting vandalism, to redirect-sorting and categorizing, believing each minor contribution will improve the whole. Although I'm usually very Sloth-like, I'd probably still classify myself as a WikiGnome, albeit a slightly obsessive one ;) I also welcome new editors and am an active random page patroller too; with 6,812,546 articles you never know what you may come across, and it's always a treat when you discover that one treasure of an article. I take Wikipedia seriously but I also believe it's important to have fun therefore I try to avoid drama as much as possible, but I'm not unwilling to make a difficult block if I must. I have much faith in Wikipedia and its policies, and an optimistic hope for its future. If you have any comments or suggestions for me or just want to say "Hey!" you are most welcome to leave me a message on my talk page.


Notre-Dame fire
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Wikimedia-related[edit]


This user is an administrator on the English Wikipedia (verify) and has performed 2160 admin actions.
This user has a page on Wiktionary.
This user has been on Wikipedia for 15 years, 10 months and 20 days.
74,000+This user has made more than 74,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
This user account is secured with a unique committed identity.
immThis editor is an immediatist.
This user is proud
to be a Wikipedian.
This user is a donor to the Wikimedia Foundation. You can be one, too.
Editing Wikipedia is something this user does as a hobby.
#wikipedia-EN-help This user volunteers in the Wikipedia help channel. Get instant access here.
This user is a supporter of
Wikimedia Canada.
This user has a zero tolerance policy on vandalism.
This user is one of the 1500 most active English Wikipedians of all time.
This user believes it's more important to appropriately give Barnstars than to seek them.


Groups[edit]


Kindness CampaignThis user is a member of the Kindness Campaign.
This user is a member of the Welcoming Committee.
WCThis user uses WebCite to prevent link rot.
This user watches over Wikipedia with the help of Twinkle!
Wikipedia:HotCatThis user uses HotCat to work with categories.
WPC This user will get around to being a member of the Wikipedian Procrastination Club
This user is a member of
WikiProject Orphanage.
You can help!
This user is a member of the WikiProject Unreferenced articles.
This user is a member of WikiProject Vancouver.
This user is a member of
the Guild of Copy Editors.
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This user is a member of the Wikipedia Typo Team.
This user patrols the recent changes Old School Style.
This user's mind-reading skills are not so good. Please leave an edit summary.


Life, status, and situation[edit]


♂This user is male.
This user is straight.
XThis user is a member of
Generation X.
This user is a proud Canadian.
This user lives in Western Canada AND IS PROUD OF IT!
This user has
Polish ancestry.
This user sometimes wishes that he/she were British.
This user is interested in religion as an anthropological and historical phenomenon.
This user is interested in Christianity.
 ? This user believes the existence of God or gods to be unknowable.
This user is happy.
This user has no understanding of time and does everything at the last minute.
This user would be perfectly fine with humanity if it weren't for all those people.
:-]
This user is polite and expects others to act accordingly.
This user believes that one should never stop feeding one's brain.


Interests and tastes[edit]


This user would rather drink tea than coffee.
This user prefers Pepsi over Coca Cola
This user drinks. Period.
This user has a sense of humour and shows it on their userpage.
This user is madly in love with Canadian girls.
This user is attracted to red hair.
This user provides information using userboxes to contact other Wikipedians with similar interests.
Actually, could you return her sweater for this user? This user knows your mother
(and will say "hi" to her for you)
This user is skeptical of the Zodiac.
.....This user is a professional procrastinator.
This user is a cat lover.
This user enjoys walking.
This user enjoys chess.
This user plays with a full deck.
½You are halfway through this user's userboxes.
This user remembers VHS. ±
+This user enjoys playing retro games.
This user is interested in retrocomputing.
This user supports 2600 and the hacking community.
This user loves using Google Earth.
#This user chats on IRC.
C:\>_This user uses DOS, or knows how to use it.
This user BOINCs.
This user loves to read.
This user is interested in history.
This user is interested in
World War II
.
This user is interested in
ancient civilizations.
KV This user enjoys
the works of
Kurt Vonnegut.


This user enjoys the works of
Isaac Asimov.
This user enjoys reading thrillers.
DB This user is a fan of Dan Brown.
up Clue dnThis user is interested in Crosswords.
This user loves knowledge.
This user learns stuff
while editing.
This user is interested in maps.
This user needs more userboxes. MORE, I tell you, more!!! Muhahaha!
This user likes to spin pens.
The Eye is watching this user.
This user is interested in, but does not believe in, conspiracy theories.
This user is interested in recycling.
This user loves rainy days.
This user really enjoys dark and stormy nights.
1+1=3?This user does not understand mathematics.
This user likes U.S. customary units of measurement, especially the pint.


This user is an Indiana Jones fan.
thief Beware: This user will nick userboxes from anywhere.
Coast to Coast AMThis user listens to Coast to Coast AM.
CBCThis user is a CBC Radio fanatic.
This user misses Stargate SG-1.
\W/This user is a host.
Star Trek

This user thinks that Star Trek is better than-ugh- Star Wars

This user is interested in
science.
This user is interested in space sciences.
This user has contributed to Galaxy Zoo!
iNatThis user contributes to
iNaturalist.
BirdingThis user likes birding.
{{!!!}}This user over-uses userboxes.


Music, sports, and politics[edit]


This user enjoys Classical music.
fan-3This user loves Debussy.
This user's favorite composer is Frédéric Chopin.
This user enjoys music by
Ludwig van Beethoven.
RAPThis user enjoys old school hip hop music, but is disappointed with the new scene of hip hop music.
VANThis user is a fan of the
Vancouver Canucks.
This user supports
universal health care.


Just for fun[edit]


This user is a NINJA!

What Ninja? I don't see a...
*SCHHING!* AAH!
This user is standing behind you.
This userbox is crooked.
Go slowly insane as you sit and stare...


This Userbox doesn't exist, you're just crazy.
ridiculous This user is endlessly chasing the dragon.
This user believes that it is destiny you saw his user page.
This user can make The Spinning Dancer turn both ways.
:^D This user has no more userboxes.


If you actually looked at and read every single one of my userboxes, congratulations. You are either obsessed with me or have way too much time on your hands. Either way, I hope you enjoyed my gaudy userpage. ;)

Unified login: OlEnglish is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.