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About me

I've been very busy with schoolwork lately. I will start contributing to Wikipedia again as soon as possible.

I am a student at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. I am an experienced Wikipedia user, and I am always willing to help newcomers. If you would like to contact me, please leave me a message on my talk page or feel free to send me an e-mail.

When I'm on Wikipedia, you can usually find me helping new users or working on WikiProject Country Music.

My user name

My user name is derived from the chemical compound tantalum telluride, which was not notable enough to be the subject of a Wikipedia article when I joined the project. Wikipedia editor Nightstallion eventually created an article about tantalum telluride on 10 March 2006. Feel free to edit or expand it within the bounds of Wikipedia policy and guidelines.

My wiki-philosophy

“Everytime you click ‘save this page,’ be completely convinced that what you are saving will make Wikipedia a better, more friendly, and more sucessful project, and if what you've typed won't do that, don't click save. That is all I ask.” -- Essjay (talkcontribs)

My contributions

My milestones

My awards

Award Description
Indulgence.png One Plenary Indulgence awarded by Essjay in recognition of your great work! 04:47, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png Thanks for trying to keep me from leaving. karmafist 05:15, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png This Barnstar of Diligence is awarded to TantalumTelluride for your tireless answering of questions at the Newcomers help page. -- Natalya 17:43, 13 April 2006 (UTC)


The current time is 00:27, 20 January 2019 (UTC).


en This user is a native speaker of English.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
... This user would like to be able to speak more languages.

War Eagle!


My friends

Alakey2010 Commander Keane
D-Day Essjay
Exir Kamalabadi Fabartus
Freakofnurture Haza-w
Searchme Johann Wolfgang
Karmafist Moe Epsilon
Natalya Nightstallion
Sango123 Silence
Smurrayinchester SPUI
Xoloz Kitia

My favorite quotes

Sanity is not statistical.
George Orwell, 1984
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
There is no despair so deep as that of a homeless man or woman.
Hamlin Garland, "Under the Lion's Paw"
There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside.
Upton Sinclair, The Jungle