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Xnux (pronounced EHKS-nucks - IPA ['ɛksnəks]) is a Wikipedian who is a self-proclaimed computer geek. Xnux's contributions to Wikipedia mainly consist of grammar, spelling, capitalization, and formatting fixes. Xnux has also created numerous navigation templates, primarily for musicians' articles. Xnux's interests include music, computers, computer programming, the free software movement, and social issues.

About Xnux[edit]

My Userboxes
Please note that the remainder of this page is in the first person. As a result, the following content will be more opinionated, personal, and informal than the style usually found on Wikipedia. Proceed with appropriate caution.

Why I joined Wikipedia[edit]

I joined Wikipedia at 16:32 on July 3, 2006. I joined Wikipedia because I thought it was incredible that the Internet could have a free compendium of human knowledge that anyone could both view and contribute to. Unlike other websites, which just seemed content by keeping themselves running, Wikipedia was committed to contributing to humanity's access to free knowledge. I knew that Wikipedia was something I would spend a lot of time working on.

My activities on Wikipedia[edit]

I am very much a WikiGnome; most of my edits are small fixes relating to grammar, spelling, capitalization, redirects, and other minor aspects of articles. When I see grammar errors, my fingers practically force me to correct them. One thing that I am very picky about is capitalization. If I see an article in title case that has a title with the word "to" capitalized, I will not hesitate to correct that mistake swiftly. As a result, I have changed the names of many articles – which can often lead to dispute from other Wikipedians.

Although I am mostly a WikiGnome, I think I may have some WikiElf blood in me, as I enjoy making a slick-looking navigation template every once in a while. I am not sure why it's such a common activity for me, but I do like being able to go to any article within a certain topic without having to navigate through messy categories. I have given made navigational templates for many articles, so there's a good chance you'll see my work sometime.

Wikipedia activites[edit]


Actively used userboxes

These userboxes are currently being used in the Wikipedia community. If you want one of these userboxes on your user page, copy and paste the appropriate code from the "Code" column into your user page.

Code Result
DIO This user is a Ronnie James Dio fanatic.
Milvus migrans Kyoto 001 JPN.jpg This user is a fan of the Eagles.
{{User:Xnux/Userboxes/Judas Priest}}
JP This user is breaking the law.
{{User:Xnux/Userboxes/Lynyrd Skynyrd}}
LS This user's as free as a bird, now.
M This user is a die-hard fan of Megadeth.
{{User:Xnux/Userboxes/Ozzy Osbourne}} Usage
Qÿ This user is a fan of Queensrÿche.
{{User:Xnux/Userboxes/ZZ Top}} Usage
Inactive userboxes

I created these userboxes; however, it is not suggested that you use these userboxes, as there are more popular alternatives available. To find the more popular alternatives, please consult the Userbox gallery.

Code Result
A This user is a fan of Aerosmith.
{{User:Xnux/Userboxes/The Who}} Usage
{{User:Xnux/Userboxes/WGFA}} Usage

Template messages[edit]

This is a comprehensive list of all templates that I have created.

Although I did not create these templates, I have made significant contributions to them.


This is all of the articles that I have made... all one of them.

Images and media[edit]

Here is a list of all images...

...and sound clips that I have uploaded.


None at the moment... I'm sure that I'll think of some later.


Unified login: Xnux is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.