I began editing Wikipedia in January 2006 and became an administrator in November 2007. I came to Wikipedia as a longtime reader, but now spend most of my Wikipedia time, much reduced in recent years, to editing.
I particularly enjoy making sure articles on the various language Wikipedias are linked. I began in the days of interwiki links, but am very happy to see the rise of Wikidata. I don't contribute much to other-language Wikipedias, though occasionally I'll suggest a merge or make a comment if I notice something odd. I do sometimes translate articles from these Wikipedias, either because I'm curious about the subject, to practice language skills, or to complete a missing article.
The DYK Medal: For your help in processing DYK nominations and offering improved hooks to attract more readers.Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:22, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
The 25 DYK Medal Awarded to Rigadoun for his excellent 24 DYK creations and four DYK expansions — from poetry to mineralogy to geography to missionaries to music theory! Thank you for the creativity and research that has gone into your many articles. Bravo! --JayHenry 20:46, 31 October 2007 (UTC)