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Ruben Schade
— Wikipedian  —
BornSydney, Australia
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
Family and friends
GirlfriendClara Tse
Education and employment
High schoolAustralian International School Singapore
UniversityUniversity of Technology, Sydney
Contact info

Ruben Schade is a technical writer and cloud infrastructure engineer from Sydney, Australia and Singapore. He contributes to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects for fun; it scratches his itch for organising, fixing, travelling, jazz, and other important worldly pursuits.

As much as possible is done from coffee shops, his favourite places.

He was known as User:Rubenerd from December 2004 to leap day 2012, before deciding to edit under his real name.

Current focus[edit]

Thesedays I mostly hang out in:

Article cleanup and maintenance categories
Fixing malformed templates, deprecated syntax, broken or outdated sources, etc.
WikiProject Jazz
Filling out discographies, adding and fixing missing information. I also stray into blues.
WikiProject Trains
Mostly focused on Asia, creating missing station articles in lesser-known railways and lines.
Association of Structurist Wikipedians
Well-structured articles with clean, correct template syntax and semantic markup are easily parsed by both computers and humans. They're discoverable, navigable, accessible, intelligible, editable, and translatable. They also, by happy coincidence, look better. All my Wikipedia work is informed by this ethos. Not every editor is technical, so we're here to help and fix.


Not to be confused with submarine pages.

Created Articles
Sorted by WikiProject. Tracking for fun; I don't think article-creation counts are especially meaningful.
Thinking out loud about recurring editing issues I've seen over a decade or so.
Fantasy U-Bahn
A fun, silly project to learn Routemap syntax.

A bit of calm[edit]

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