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As one can see clicking here or the "View history" tab above, I started this page on October 21, 2008 but somehow I did my first edit earlier, on April 8, 2007. I'm over the 3,000-edit mark 02:49, 11 November 2011 (UTC), and one can review all my edits by clicking the "I did my first edit earlier" link above and perusing from there. 01:47, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm a 7-times +- Wikipedia/-media small-$ contributor. Swliv (talk) 19:14, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

you one This user knows that one should not use "you" in encyclopedia articles or other formal works.

I come from a proofreading perspective, among others. I've been blessed to be able to expand into a much broader (though still "small"-feeling) presence, including quite a fervent interest in Rajat Gupta among some others over the months and years. I've also become more "recruiterly" in recent months, as here. And I'll be checking here tomorrow*** ... and I'm sure going forward. Cheers. 17:43, 26 October 2011 (UTC) And, to that last (page-hits) point, another interest has been ... the European sovereign debt crisis. And, via this note of mine, here, I am moved to report that the disambiguation page for the word "Round" was viewed 2760 times in Sep. 2011 and 3263 times in the last 30 days. Thanks to User:Henrik and a "Yeh!" for Flattr. 19:11, 26 October 2011 (UTC) And I waxed ... a bit more ... in this general vein here, tonight (local time now 9:20 pm). "Big day", it has been. (I have to say ... the ... "Occupy" folks ... have crossed my mind ... more than once, through it. (As one who started ... (er, I'm sor-ry ... sort of converted (hijacked?)) ... the Tahrir page 21:58, 1 February 2011‎....)) ***Hmm. ... Well, under the time-shift noted above, "tomorrow" is here now. And stats.grok ... has thrown up a puzzling ... result. While the Gupta page received over 2K hits on the 16th+-, ... on the 26th it received only 200+, when the arrest was a top news story. Well, we'll have to see. (Maybe the "next-day" media ... will generate more hits. ...) Can't ... run our lives by the polls er ratings er page-hits er whatever, though, right? Right. Cheers. 01:51, 27 October 2011 (UTC) (Right. Now stats.grok shows 36K hits on the 25th (or the 26th) and dropoff thereafter. Which concurs (in spades) with my expectation, expressed above. But also shows still some continued instability in the stats tallies. On we go. 17:56, 1 November 2011 (UTC))

Yeh, that was a big day. Today could have been another, Penn State in there. But this next discovery/juxtaposition/puzzlin' way o' the world, via a wonderful Bobbie Gentry reminder, is a nice way to end, I think:

Now check out: Category:Musical groups established in 1967
(anyone know how to do margin-right?) ... Cheers. 02:49 & 04:16, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Mm. Yes, this is quite a mess. But I've said it here so I may as well say it here: I'm an ex-banker. 18:18, 8 March 2012 (UTC) An update-statement of my running interest in that European debt crisis (see above) is here. Swliv (talk) 19:45, 13 March 2012 (UTC)


  • Wikipedia:Minupg -- short for Wikipedia: Minimal upgrade -- is a 'proto-policy' I've recently spent a good deal of time on and, in the process, used a lot as I use and work to improve the encyclopedia. Specifically, the proto-policy represents an effort to eliminate, minimally at least, so-called naked or bare URLs in (or as, really) footnotes where I encounter them. I haven't even begun to consider how Wikipedia could, or may already in other ways be trying to, accomplish such elimination on a broader basis. There is a "full upgrade" component to the proto-policy but it's not my primary day-to-day focus. I would certainly welcome input and help on the issue and the proto-policy. Swliv (talk) 17:23, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
  • As per User:Swliv/Minupg, the 'proto-policy' is suspended and cites edited under it are being redone systematically if fairly slowly as 'full upgrades'. Swliv (talk) 18:44, 11 March 2016 (UTC)