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I'm dgw (formerly Voyagerfan5761), known as "Tuvok" in my signature (a symptom of my love for Tim Russ' character on Star Trek: Voyager). I started editing here back in April 2006, and have been hooked ever since. Wikipedia has jeopardized my high school career more than once (</hyperbole>).

I am obviously very much into Star Trek: Voyager (this I've already mentioned), and not-so-obviously into technical editing and dabbling in various programming languages like JavaScript and PHP. I also like to mess around in CSS and HTML, plus helping out a bit at the Support Desk on Most of the work I do here is minor cleanup stuff, with some recent changes and new pages patrol sessions along the way.

I get a lot of questions about my username, so let me explain a bit. The first time I ever signed up for an account anywhere, really, was on Neopets in 2002. Since "voyagerfan" was taken (I was a Voyager fan by the age of 11), I appended the current Hebrew year at that time to the username I wanted, and it was available. Since registering for Neopets, I've registered at dozens of other sites, including here, all with the same username. A Google search for my username brings up only results related to me, which is great for vanity searching. :P

Much of my info can be found in my userboxes below. (That's my excuse for being lazy and not writing more up here. :D )

"...You may say, I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one..."
(John Lennon)



I have created a few humble userboxes, mostly by imitation (I freely admit). If you're interested, I've listed them on a subpage.

Dan Broida

I am currently researching information on Dan Broida (the founder of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation in St. Louis, MO) to write a biography. To contribute to the project, go to the project page. To ask questions about the project, go to the project talk page.

This page

I also really, really have to give this userpage an overhaul... It's really disorganized. Vulcans hate can't tolerate clutter. :P

Other Presences

I maintain a personal website at For a list of my other Web presences, check out my Web Presences page.

Usurpation of the username Tuvok was successful, and that is now my first doppelgänger account.


Now for some information, distributed via userboxes:

About me
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 12 years, 3 months and 25 days.

2302This user is ranked 2302nd in the List of Wikipedians by number of edits.
BlackHole.jpgThis user has been helping the Internet not suck since March 24, 2006.
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Gold Editor Star.
Face-angel.svgThis user tries to do the right thing. If he makes a mistake, please let him know.
21This user is 21 years old.
Mortarboard.svgThis user is a university student.
Pocketp.gif This user is proud to be a nerd, although he prefers not to brag and often go(es) incognito without a pocket protector.
Flag-map of the United States.svgThis user has visited 32 of the 50 United States.32
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This user has set foot in 5 countries of the world.
STAR TREKDgw is a fan of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.DS9
STAR TREKDgw is a fan of Star Trek: Voyager.VOY
STAR TREKDgw is a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation.TNG
Star of David.svg This user is Jewish.
Ou kosher.svg Neat! This user is intrigued by the dietary laws of Kashrut.
Asahiflex600.jpgThis user enjoys photography.
FIRST Wikipedian.jpg This wikipedian is involved in FIRST Robotics
USThis user uses American English.
USage decline This user uses American English, but is appalled at its rapid and continuing deterioration.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svgThis user is not British, but can speak with a British accent.
{{Wiki}}This user can write in the MediaWiki language.
AIM-AbleThis user understands AIM talk perfectly well, but does not seriously use it. Ever.
əThis user is a Grammar Nazi.
Android robot.svgThis user owns an Android phone.
Crystal Project app kllckety.pngThis user contributes using Microsoft Windows.
Own windows logo.svgThis user contributes using Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise.
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Crystal krfb.png This user contributes using a PC.
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Notepad++This user contributes using Notepad++.
<html>This user can write HTML.
js-1This user is a beginning JavaScript programmer.
W3CThis user believes in compliance with W3C standards.
php-2This user is an intermediate PHP programmer.

Java-2This user is an intermediate Java programmer.
re-1This user writes regular expressions at a basic level.
Bug blank.svgThis user has a number of bugs and votes reported at Bugzilla. You can report yours too.

Google 2015 logo.svgThis user uses Google as a primary search engine.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgThis user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
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This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.
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1440 x 900 resolution.
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BBThis user contributes using a broadband connection.
C-0This person does not understand C (or does not want to program in C).
theyThis user considers singular they standard English usage.
snukThis user says snuck.
byThe passive voice may be used by this user.
to¦goThis user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
…in.Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
mankindThis user supports the use of gender-neutral language.
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
which & thatThis user knows how to use which and that correctly.
less & fewerThis user understands the difference between less & fewer.
whoThis user prefers using who for both the object and subject case. Who does it hurt to simplify things?
if & whetherThis user knows how to use "if" and "whether" correctly.
This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
“,;:’This user is a punctuation stickler.
.  TheThis user puts two spaces after a period.
A, B, and
A and B
This user uses the serial comma unless its inclusion is confusing.
its & it’sThis user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
It’s really not that hard to use each word in its proper manner.
itsThis user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
’sThi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
This user is addicted to ellipses and has been known to use them indiscriminately...
Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
vn-47This user page has been vandalized 47 times.
vn-19This user talk page has been vandalized 19 times.
<sum>:1This user believes that every edit should have a summary.
Star of life.svgThis user scored 90010523 on the Wikipediholic test (revision 163713069).
Wikipedia Rollbacker.svgThis user has rollback rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
Admin mop question.svgThis user is not a Wikipedia administrator but would like to be one someday.
Popup-preview.pngThis user uses Lupin's navigation popups.
Wikipedia:TwinkleThis user reverts vandalism in the blink of an eye with Twinkle!
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This user welcomes new users with Twinkle!


This user tags articles for maintenance with Twinkle!

Vandalproof.pngWarning to Vandals: This user is armed with VandalProof.
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This user edits with the gadget wikEd
CVU.svgThis user is a member of the
Counter-Vandalism Unit.
CUTFThis user is a member of the Cleanup Taskforce. His/her desk is located here.
No-spam.svgThis user is a member of WikiProject Spam.
This user is greater than the sum of his userboxes.

This user knows by heart the first 7 digits in the decimal representation of pi.
This user knows that 0.999... is exactly 1.
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vln-3This user is an advanced violinist.
voc-3This user is an advanced vocalist.
pno-1This user is a novice pianist.
00:00This user uses 24-hour time.
Windup alarm clock.jpgThis user begrudgingly observes Daylight Saving Time.
Wall clock.pngThis user's time zone is UTC-6.
This user's time zone changes every so many days/weeks/months.
Back left.JPGThis user had a flux capacitor seized by the FBI.
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Crystal Clear app browser.png This user helped design or create a website for Southwest Robotics Team 2129, but it is no longer available online. :-(
Crystal Clear app browser.png This user has helped design or create a website for another entity, which can be found here.
P This user has a Google PicasaWeb account with public galleries.
Eastern Bluebird-27527-2.jpgThis user tweets on Twitter as @hidgw.
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Exquisite-kfm home.pngThis user prefers to play games on a PC.
Steam icon logo.svg This user's SteamID is dgw.
cvg-2This user is an intermediate gamer.
Portaluserbox.pngThis user knows that the cake is a lie.

LambdaLogo.pngThis user is still alive.
Aperture Science.svgThis user is thinking with Portals!
The cake is a lie This user believes the cake is a lie!
BYHDThis user is going to BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN with lemons!
BlackMesaLogo.svgThis user works with Anomalous Materials
Coming Soon! This user can't wait for Half-Life 2: Episode Three.
L4DThis user was Left 4 Dead.
L4D2This user was Left 4 Dead...Again.
TF2Who touched this user's Sasha?!?!
TF2This user's sentry is being sapped!!
SrcThis user enjoys playing games that use Valve's Source Engine.
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NeopetsThis user has quit playing Neopets.
Diff EThis user plays Video Games on Easy or the lowest difficulty available.
Diff MThis user plays Video Games on Medium or the default difficulty.
Diff HThis user plays Video Games on Hard or the highest difficulty available.
BlankMap-World6.svgThis user is opposed to regional lockout.
This user is interested in video game development.
Gamepad.svgThis user enjoys computer and video game music outside gaming.
P culture.svgThis user enjoys attending the theatre on a regular basis.
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ft-lbThis user uses American Measurements.
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* Based on the count shown in my Special:Preferences, also available via the API.


Awards have been moved to a subpage, rather creatively named Awards.


Committed identity: 3f8f62cc095036c896e39541d249aba0 is an MD5 commitment to this user's real-life identity.

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