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Hello. You've reached the user page of another of the 35,429,059 registered contributors to Wikipedia (that may be a high number, but trust me: every good contribution I made is just as valuable as anyone else's). The reason of this page is to tell you a little about my editing habits, and show you some interesting things relating to what appears to be the world's most popular wiki.

I hope you like what you see! Oh, and by the way, I will NOT welcome vandalism. If I find out about it, it will be removed! (Assuming it had not been reverted anyway.)

If you need to inform me of something, just drop me a line. (I recommend starting a new section to keep new discussions separate from older, unrelated discussions.)

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My history here[edit]

I've been editing Wikipedia for over thirteen years now, though I had been reading it for a few months beforehand. I first started editing as an unregistered user on September 6, 2005, with my first two edits being the additions of {{Infobox broadcast}} to the WBPX and WUNI-TV articles. After that, I returned on September 19 and started the article on WWDP (and yes, I said started. At that time unregistered users could still create articles; just months later, the Wikipedia Seigenthaler biography incident brought that to an end.); from there, I continued to create and edit articles on broadcast stations, especially TV stations — as well as a number of other things. A few days later (on September 25, 2005) I registered my account (the first edits simply picked up where my anon edits left off), and since then I have done many more edits to articles related to broadcasting, as well as the occasional other thing (such as roads) — though as the years have gone by the non-broadcasting-related edits have all but dried up. (As for how many more edits have I made? Well, over my eleven years here, I've racked up over 46,000 edits (as of October 14, 2016), most of them on my account. (That's just the edits that remain visible in page histories; it's over 50,000 edits when factoring in since-deleted edits.) Additionally, I've revamped several template series' into more uniform styles (for their series — this was back in the days before {{ambox}}, {{imbox}}, and {{cmbox}}), and I make the occasional comment at XfD discussions.

Of course, when I'm aware of vandalism that hasn't been reverted, that's exactly what I do — I revert it. I have been also known to discover when an article is about something that isn't really true. In fact, debunking a K07RE that was affiliated with five networks at once (and predated LPTV, the type of station it was purported to be, by some 20-25 years) as a hoax led to the first barnstar I received, which was a Barnstar of Diligence that was given to me by Firsfron (talk · contribs) on August 22, 2006. (By the way, while there is a K07RE, it appears to actually be a relay of the Alaska Rural Communications Service…)

How active I've been has constantly varied; sometimes I'm quite active, sometimes I'm not. Fret not, though — I'm not going away anytime soon.

(And yes, even my userpage has seen vandalism, even though I'm not one of the more high-profile editors. It's not something that happens too often, thank goodness.)

If you want to know about my interests (even off-wiki), take a peek at my userboxes.

Useless information[edit]

Right now, it is 23:46, January 15, 2019.
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There are currently 5,789,415 articles in the English Wikipedia, and growing...

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The featured picture and more[edit]

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
The Virgin and Child with St. Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting Saint Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. Christ is shown grappling with a sacrificial lamb on the edge of a precipice, symbolizing his Passion. It is likely that the painting was commissioned by King Louis XII of France following the birth of his daughter Claude in 1499, but it was never delivered to him. Leonardo probed into incorporating these figures together through preparatory works including the Burlington House Cartoon, now in the National Gallery, London, and a drawing which resides in the Louvre, Paris. The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is also in the Louvre.Painting: Leonardo da Vinci

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What can I do???[edit]

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You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for different tasks to try.
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You can, if you want, use my little Page Create Tool to create the article you are interested in writing. Please use search first, whether on Special:Search, in your skin, or my Wikisearch.

If you're too bored, you can stare at these compare and contrasts.

Contributions licensing[edit]

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I grant non-exclusive permission for the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. to relicense my text and media contributions, including any images, audio clips, or video clips, under any copyleft license that it chooses, provided it maintains the free and open spirit of the GFDL. This permission acknowledges that future licensing needs of the Wikimedia projects may need adapting in unforeseen fashions to facilitate other uses, formats, and locations. It is given for as long as this banner remains.

Fine print[edit]

I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or deleted articles, images, categories, templates, redirects, stub types, pages of other types, prodded pages, or even speedied pages, though all of that is because I have no powers to delete under the deletion system. (I also take no responsibility for any deletion debate result questioning unless I otherwise feel differently. Also, deletion debates that I start or pages that I place either {{subst:prod}} or one of the speedy deletion tags do not count in above. In short, I just make it clear if an page should go.) If for some reason I decide to leave Wikipedia, anything that appears above this fine print is effectively null and void, and likely will be removed anyway. Any comments regarding anything I do on Wikipedia should not be left on this page, it should instead be directed to my talk page through that link. Features are generated either by dates or by any editing of the templates, either anyone or admins (but, barring some exceptions, not by any bot). If you are not visiting this page from Wikipedia, then you are at a Wikipedia mirror, and you should be aware that you are not viewing an encyclopedia article, that the page may be outdated, and that the user to whom this page belongs may have no personal affiliation with any site other than Wikipedia itself. Please direct yourself to the real thing at This fine print will exist on this page until I decide to remove it, which could be if I depart or if I don't like it anymore. This concludes my user page. Thank you.