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Hi, my name is Tom Ruen. If you'd like to contact me, try out the form at: Special:Emailuser/tomruen

I also edit from User:SockPuppetForTomruen, mostly for eclipses.

My work here[edit]

I first came on here to edit on April 28, 2004 (14 years ago now!). It is an addicting idea to try to add to something much bigger than I could ever do. I am a little skeptical over the idea of freedom to change anything, but overall I'm very impressed by the quality of articles and I have faith good work is being done and I can add to it.

There are many quality websites out there and it seems silly to duplicate too much. I like the idea of learning about something and testing my knowledge by trying to share it. For me that motivates much of my efforts here.

Primary topics I've worked on include geometry, and astronomy.

My specialty has primarily been image generation, perhaps because I've found so many articles where useful images were absent. I try to make quality images, but I will compromise perfection for meaningful improvement. I'm happy if anyone can replace my images with better ones.

Active work and subpages[edit]

About me[edit]


EarthMoonCharonCharonNixNixKerberosStyxHydraHydraPlutoPlutoDysnomiaDysnomiaErisErisNamakaNamakaHi'iakaHi'iakaHaumeaHaumea2007 OR102007 OR10S/(225088) 1S/(225088) 1MakemakeMakemakeMK2MK2WeywotWeywotQuaoarQuaoarSednaSedna2002 MS42002 MS4VanthVanthOrcusOrcusActaeaActaeaSalaciaSalaciaFile:EightTNOs.png
Artistic comparison of Pluto, Eris, Haumea, 2007 OR10, Makemake, Quaoar, Sedna, 2002 MS4, Orcus, Salacia, and Earth along with the Moon.


Wiki news[edit]

  • [3] Jimmy Wales is founder of Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, ever-expanding, and thoroughly addictive encyclopedia of the future. In this presentation, he explains how Wikipedia's collaborative system works, and why it succeeds. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 20:47)
  • Jimmy Wales’s benevolent Wikipedia wisdom By DAVID HOROVITZ 07/01/2011
Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai on 14 March, shortly after reaching its peak intensity
Cyclone Idai
Stade Français
An illustration showing the Stade Français rugby union team, wearing dark blue jerseys, playing against Racing Club (now known as Racing Métro 92) in 1906. On 20 March 1892, the two teams played in the first ever French rugby championship in a one-off game.Photograph: Georges Scott; Restoration: Adam Cuerden

The Signpost
28 February 2019