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The Giant L&P bottle in Paeroa.
Just one of a number of so-so quality images the Roisterer has supplied for Wikipedia

What is a Roisterer?[edit]

According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1990 edition), a roisterer is someone who revels noisily and uproariously. I've also seen it described as someone who behaves in a drunken, outrageous fashion. I am happy to say that I have never roistered while on Wikipedia (as far as I know).

Who is the Roisterer?
Many have asked this exact question. Many have attempted to answer it. Some say the Roisterer is a lactose intolerant hermaphrodite who hasn't gotten around to adding his/her name to the appropriate Lactose Intolerant Hermaphrodite Wikipedians list. Some say the Roisterer is an illegal immigrant using Wikipedia in a convulated visa scam. There are even those who hold the theory that the Roisterer is in fact a lactose intolerant hermaphrodite illegal immigrant. The jury's still out on that theory, however I do keep an eye on the Lactose Intolerant Hermaphrodite Illegal Immigrant Wikipedians list.

Some have even claimed that the Roisterer is a hack journalist based in (but not from) New Zealand who uses Wikipedia to make heads or tails out of topics he has to write articles on. This claim in particular should be treated with suspicion.

What does the Roisterer like about Wikipedia?
The fact that Wikipedia can be enjoyed on so many different levels. There is the simple level of using Wikipedia as a source of information. Then there is the added enjoyment of being finally able to put to use the apparently useless information I learnt at university. Finally, there are the unintentional laughs derived from reading talk pages as, for example, administrators patiently attempt to explain to new users that articles about the time they got drunk in a friend's garage and were sick on a couch is not really newsworthy enough for Wikipedia.

Countries the Roisterer has roistered in[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of Croatia.svg Flag of Denmark.svg Flag of England.svg Flag of Fiji.svg Flag of Finland.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Greece.svg Flag of Hong Kong.svg Flag of Iceland.svg Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Ireland.svgFlag of Italy.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Kiribati.svg Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Macau.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Nauru.svg Flag of New Zealand.svg Ulster Banner.svg Flag of the Philippines.svg Flaga z godlem Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.PNG Flag of Russia.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Slovenia.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of South Moluccas.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of the Republic of China.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of East Timor.svg Flag of Tonga.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Tuvalu.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Vanuatu.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Morning Star flag.svg

Countries the Roisterer would have liked to have roistered in but couldn't get served alcohol

Flag of Brunei.svg Flag of the Vatican City.svg


Meanwhile, much to my surprise, I noticed that I have reached 27,000 Wikipedia edits.
Amongst the articles I have either created or extensively changed include:


Foreign Types


And here can be found some of the aforementioned so-so quality images that I have provided to Wikipedia.


Your contributions to South Australian political history are fantastic and I enjoy reading them. Here's an Epic Barnstar for your efforts! michael talk 08:23, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Roisterer for his work in historical South Australian biographies Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:24, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

BoNM - Australia.png The Australian Barnstar of National Merit
for your efforts with Australian articles Gnangarra 00:33, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
You finally finished the table conversion on List of VFL/AFL players of Indigenous Australian descent. Well done!!! The-Pope (talk) 16:50, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Some legal sounding thing[edit]

I was asked to place the following statement on this page. Frankly I have no idea what it is about and am not in the slightest bit interested to find out but it looks harmless enough so here goes.

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

Multi-licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License versions 1.0 and 2.0
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 and version 2.0. 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.