User:Tony Mach

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Why do I release my contributions into the public domain? First of all, I don't want to cause trouble to people who want to re-use it, for whatever reason – the JPL Image Policy is an example of even a benign license that can cause much trouble. Secondly I think that we humans could have only achieved what we have today through the re-use of the ideas and resources created by other humans – my contributions may be humble, but even the Solar System was formed from dust particles. (If you want to use this banner yourself, go see Wikipedia:Userboxes/Large/Licensing for details.)

This user may start things on Wikipedia, but will sometimes simply walk away from them – without giving an explanation.

The reasons for this are in small part inherent to Wikpedia; but in large part the reasons lie outside of Wikipedia. This user may consequently not respond to talk page messages or e-mails in a timely manner, or at all – your understanding would be greatly appreciated.

If you like something this user started, and if want this user to continue it, you are kindly invited to drop a short line on the user's talk page and remind the user. The user may however not be able to honor your request.

Furthermore this user must report that the user is sadly not interested in "social networking" (here or elsewhere), and that while the user will gladly exchange a few words with you, usually the user will stay away from major interactions with other users – so don't take it personally if this user leaves you alone. The user is just here to edit, if the user finds something to improve; which is too often the case… Alas, my cup, overflowth it does…

Thank you for your consideration.

The present future perfect past tense[edit]

How do I feel about editing Wikipedia?

By this time tomorrow I will have had to have been to be going to be finished.

(Taken from The Uncanny Valley of Alien Technology)


Robert Ritter: No more sending messages. He wants them to get the message whether the phone rings or not.

James Cutter: Those are his words?

Robert Ritter: Do they sound like his words?

James Cutter: He can’t be clear when clarity is exactly what he wants to avoid.


Sometimes… I sometimes get the feeling that there is not much space left to explore for me.
… sometimes I get the feeling that there is not much space left to explore for me.

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Furthermore being reverted without knowing why is quite annoying; this user would therefore ask that a (short) explanation is given for all reverts – this will help to avoid edit wars.

I make all my edits in good faith, and if you revert my edits without giving a reason, then I have trouble assuming good faith at your end, and I will re-revert without hesitation.
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As of 2004, this user has set foot in 20 countries, nations, states, republics, other such entities or islands, and the user furthermore travelled through 1 such entity without setting foot in it.

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However the user has a hard time remembering the difference between a dash, a hyphen, a minus sign, an "en dash":

and an "em dash":

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…would like to walk it a while.
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South Africa (pre 1994)


Mallorca (Spain)

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I think the user's true colors are showing…[edit]