User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao
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Greetings, all, and welcome to my userpage! My name is not important; on here I go by Ser Amantio di Nicolao. He's a minor character in Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, a notary and lawyer - I chose the name almost exclusively because it's one of my favorite character names in opera. And because I love Schicchi. I'm not a notary, nor am I a lawyer; I'm not Italian, and I'm not a baritone.
Who I am
In real life I am a resident of the Washington, D.C. area - I'm not quite a native, but near enough as to make no difference. I went to high school in Virginia, went to a state school for college, and came back home, as did many of my compatriots, after graduation. For a living, I do things. And stuff. Which is as much as I shall say on the subject.
I joined Wikipedia way back in 2006, when it was still a large part of the wilds of the internet. This is actually my third (maybe fourth? I forget) account, my earlier ones having become inactive when I lost the password. (I think there may have been one before that, even...regardless, I've been editing since the time when IPs could create articles. I should know; I created a couple of articles before I registered.) I took a hiatus for a while, but once I came back to editing I came back with a vengeance, and haven't let off yet, for good or ill. I have been an administrator since June of 2015...please feel free to have a look at my RfA.
What I do
For many years as an editor I focused on content creation - I wrote a lot of articles in my early days on the site. I still try to do so, from time to time, though it happens far less frequently than I would like these days. I found myself, gradually, moving more and more into the territory of the WikiGnome, as I received access to more and more semi-automated tools to help my editing. To be frank, it was a label which I resisted for some time, but I have gradually come to embrace it. There are many, many gnomic tasks that need doing around Wikipedia, and I figure the more I can do myself, the less I have to leave for other people, which means more editors can devote their energies to other things. I have the aptitude for it, and I have the focus to carry it off.
I don't really have a preferred topic to edit; I have taken the motto of the Wimsey family as my own: "As my whimsey takes me."
User space things
- Template sandbox
- Edit counter
- Things which make me laugh
- A toy
- Another toy
- A third toy
- Things that want doing
- And check out Wikipedia:Size in volumes - it's a remarkable thing to look at
Places I've visited
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|Cities I particularly love:||Template burgled from other users. Thanks, guys!|
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