"Wikipedia's articles are no place for strong views. Or rather, we feel about strong views the way that a natural history museum feels about tigers. We admire them and want our visitors to see how fierce and clever they are, so we stuff them and mount them for close inspection. We put up all sorts of carefully worded signs to get people to appreciate them as much as we do. But however much we adore tigers, a live tiger loose in the museum is seen as an urgent problem." — William Pietri, 15 November 2005
I joined Wikipedia in 2004 and began contributing regularly in 2006. I took a wikibreak in 2008 and contributed less actively as an IP. I wrote the essay, IPs Are Human Too, based on my experience during that period.
My most frequent area of contribution is on issues around Irish interest, in particular politics- and history-related topics. Given my professional background, I also contribute to template development and image requests. I also keep a bot, written using an API I developed.