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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ROWNThis user would kindly ask to revert only when necessary, e.g. in cases of obvious vandalism or to quickly remove glaring errors.

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.

(Flags and coats of arms on the right.)

MixThis user has been influenced by too many dialects of English to use one orthography, vocabulary and grammar consistently.
This user has some faculties in the English and German languages that might be somewhat better than "basic" – but the user does not really consider those faculties to be "intermediate" nor "good".
This user tries really hard to use Simple English.
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de-1Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
This user has some very rudimentary faculties in the Russian, Czech, French and Spanish languages – however the user would rate them below "basic".
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es-0Este usuario no entiende español (o lo entiende con mucha dificultad).
This user cannot speak or contribute in Spanish.
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WikiProject Spaceflight.
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(to the point that the user now finds "Moon hoaxers" intellectually incredibly boring), and the user came to the conclusion that the Apollo Moon-landings did in fact happen as reported.
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This editor writes carefully to avoid gender neutrality issues completely.
This user supports the use of gender-neutral language when it reasonably exists as an alternative to a common gendered word.

This user would like to follow MOS:DASH.

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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(and where all these darned things are on the user's keyboard).
,This user fixes comma splices. They are annoying.
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"…"?This user thinks "British punctuation is best for quotation marks". Do you?
This user is addicted to ellipses and has been known to use them indiscriminately...
Negative Barnstar.svgThis user does not need rewards – helping people find on Wikipedia what they look for is all the reward this user needs.
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 – not on war.
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…would like to walk it a while.
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And while this user furthermore thinks that copyright law should be urgently reformed, this user fears that until then we should respect the law.
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South Africa (pre 1994)


Mallorca (Spain)

Leaving Earth?[edit]

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Film Theory[edit]

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