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I'm Waldir Pimenta, a Cape Verdean nerd born in Russia and currently pursuing a PhD in computer-generated holography at Universidade do Minho in Braga, Portugal.

On Wikipedia, I tend to do mostly maintenance work. Besides random fixes to articles I stumble upon daily, I enjoy:

If there's anything I can help you with (especially if it involves tasks related to the above), drop me a message in my talk page :)

Who Am I[edit]

Flag of Cape Verde.svg This user comes from Cape Verde.
PhD This user is currently studying for a PhD in computer-generated holography.
♂ This user is male.
This Wikipedian was born on February 16, 1986 and is 31 years, 4 months, and 7 days old.


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7 years and 23 days.
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Wikipedia logo bronce.png This user has been a Wikipedian since 2 February, 2005.
This Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on February 2, 2005 (12 years, 4 months and 3 weeks ago).
Edit-inprogress.svg This user has averaged one edit each ~5.1 hours, since joining Wikipedia on 5 February 2005.
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Flag of Cape Verde.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Cape Verde.
This user is a member of WikiProject Basic Income.
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Contact Me[edit]

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View this userbox's documentation It is approximately 03:17 where this user lives (Braga, Portugal). Refresh the time
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His username is waldyrious.


Babel user information
kea-N This user has a native understanding of Kabuverdianu.
pt-5 Este utilizador tem um nível profissional de português.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
es-1 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento básico del español.
This user has a basic understanding of the Cyrillic script.
This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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This user is interested in maps and mapmaking.
User-trash-full.svg This user is interested in regiving. The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg
CS This user is a couchsurfer.

Articles to watch[edit]

To do[edit]

recurring tasks[edit]

admin tasks[edit]

see Category:Wikipedia requests related to admins and Category:Request templates


todo: make templates below add specific categories, so that backlog can be counted


tools and links[edit]

Slow discussions - check now and then[edit]


Note: for user scripts, see User:Waldir/common.js and meta:User:Waldir/global.js (they might need some adjustment per mw:ResourceLoader/Legacy JavaScript)

Anonymous Edits[edit]

  • Some of these are mine -- the IP's from where I currently live, anyway (Viana do Castelo, Portugal): [3]. I am not sure all of them are mine, though. The ones about Utopia certainly are. I definitely hope the others are not =P. But the only one I can firmly assure wasnt me, is the first one, since I wasn't in Viana do Castelo prior to September 2004.
  • I didnt realise I wasnt logged in until I had made several edits. The contributions of that IP are mine or from someone at my university (I think most of them are mine but I haven't checked them all). See also wikiscanner's entry on this IP.
  • (as of today, 11 dec 2008, a single edit -- the system somehow logged me off moments before I clicked the save button)


Recommended reading for critics of Wikipedia in academia:

Improving Wikipedia/MediaWiki
Topics of interest

Wikipedia News[edit]

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9 June 2017