User:Shanes

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I'm one of the many thousand people editing here and who want wikipedia to be as complete, accurate and trustworthy as possible. I hope many more will join the project, become wikipedians and have fun contributing.

I started editing here in November 2004, and became an administrator in April 2005. I live in Oslo, Norway and have a Master's degree in theoretical physics from some 15 years back. I am not as active on Wikipedia as I used to be, but I drop by now and then, and make occasional edits.


Rant

I detest many of the dominating boxes and tags being placed in various articles for self centered reasons and wrote a rant about it (The examples are now out of date in many respects).

I wish we could keep articles as clean as possible, follow the style manual, and stop starting articles with big distracting boxes with either trivial information or messages meant for editors.

Barnstars

Wikipedians don't get money for their work, but sometimes they get a Barnstar. I've received 5 myself. Thanks!

Barnstar-lightbulb3.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For articulating an idea that others had either never brought to the fore or had not even begun to formulate—the problem of the Plague of Tags—and for the impact that this idea has had on this Project. No, the battle is not won, and may never be, but because of your truly great rant, we know for what we struggle. Unschool (talk) 07:19, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
The Signpost
21 July 2016

Travels

I like traveling. Here are the countries I've lived in or visited so far.

 AND  BEL  CAN   CH  CPV  CZE
 DEU  DNK  ESP  EST  FIN  FRA
 GRC  HRV  HUN  ITA  LUX  MCO
 NLD  NOR  RUS  SVN  SWE  TUR
 GBR  USA  USSR   VAT



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