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ubx-5This user uses entirely too many userboxes.

This user is a translator from Dutch to English on Wikipedia:Translation.
New chocolate milk.JPG This user drinks chocolate milk.
Nikolaos Gyzis - Ηistoria.jpgThis user is interested in history.

nlDeze gebruiker heeft het Nederlands als moedertaal.
en-4This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
de-3Dieser Benutzer hat sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.
la-3Hic usor callidissima latinitate contribuere potest.
fr-2Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
grc-1Ὅδε ὁ χρήστης δύναται συμβάλλεσθαι ὀλίγῃ γνώσει τῆς ἀρχαίας ἑλληνικῆς.
This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
...This user would like to know all existing languages.

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climate change
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This user is proud to be a citizen of the European Union

The man behind the userboxes[edit]

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As my name suggests, I'm Dutch. Specifically, I'm from Gouda, South Holland, a city of cheese, stroopwafels and grachten. I started editing on the English Wikipedia first to improve my English and later to sate my information addiction. My primary motivation now is to keep Wikipedia clean and reliable.

My contributions have often been focused on articles related to such topics as ancient history, linguistics (primarily names), the (historical) Netherlands, international relations and anything else I managed to find information on. More recently, I've been focusing more and more on combatting vandalism and tweaking articles to adhere to the Manual of Style (I wish the whole world would read MOS:BOLDAVOID).

I noticed I may get avid sometimes; if I do, please remind me of our (in my eyes) most important policy: assume good faith. It's all that keeps us fools together and it's doing a great job at that.