Wikipedia:New user log/July 2005

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My name : Sariman I am alecture at Electrical Engineering Department. University of Sriwijaya Palembang Indonesia

Email address: sariman at unsri dot ac dot id 1 July 2005 08:34 (UTC)

Reformatted email for security -- Essjay · Talk July 3, 2005 06:48 (UTC)


Hi. I am fairly new to Wikipedia, but have been lurking for several months. I hope to help improve the place in my own small way. My interests are PC Gaming, Books, Image editing, and old Comedy (Round the Horne, Beyond Our Ken, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, The Goon Show, Hancock's Half Hour) and some new, too - Dead Ringers, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, Little Britain, and Blackadder. I am thirteen years old, live in Surrey, England with my parents and enjoy being part of online communities and forums. I can't remember how I came across Wikipedia, probably while searching for information for a school project on Google, but now I absolutely worship the place.


Vanderdecken 1 July 2005 11:16 (UTC)


I would like to know how to transfer my itunes songs from my ipod to my mac computer; I am using Tiger. Apple will not assist me in this matter and I had to reformat my g5 hard drive and lost all my 3000 songs, however, they are on my ipod. Hence, my question. My e-mail is: robertbuckenmeyer at hotmail dot com

Try the reference desk. (Reformatted email for security.) -- Essjay · Talk July 3, 2005 06:47 (UTC)

You cannot transfer songs from an ipod to your computer, only vice versa. The Genius Bar said it's to prevent piracy, etc. etc.

The Cantos of Ezra Pound[edit]

This is probably the wrong place to raise this item. I am an idiot and did not know of another way!

Item 1)

You appear to be quoting from my book in articles on Ezra Pound and The Cantos. I have no objection to this; but feel that you should add the details to your book lists associated with Pound/The Cantos. The details follow.

A Beginner's Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound; Roland John:

ISBN 370520405X

Published by University of Salzburg Press; distributed in the UK by Hippopotamus Press.

Item 2)

Once I understand a little more about the project, rather than just using it for information, I will attempt to contribute in those areas where I have a little knowledge

Roland John Hippopotamus 3 July 2005 10:50 (UTC)

I've left a note on the talk pages of Ezra Pound and The Cantos. At the top of each article you'll see a tab that says "discussion". This is the best place to leave messages relating to articles, so I've directed people passing by those pages to your post here so they can have a look. The best place to engage in discussion with the author or authors of the articles now will probably be at Talk:Ezra Pound and Talk:The Cantos. Thanks. — Trilobite (Talk) 6 July 2005 15:24 (UTC)
Hi, Hippopotamus, please see your own user talk page, I have left a note for you. Bishonen | talk 6 July 2005 16:42 (UTC)

hello world :)[edit]

My name is Daniel and I have been using wikipedia for a while. Now I feel it is time for me to becomoe more actively involved so I have just finished my first article (comments very welcome). I plan to contribute in the areas of EU politics, history, linguistics and perhaps media studies, all of which I have studied at EU levels.

Looking forward to joining the Wiki community

--Daniel Spichtinger 3 July 2005 18:13 (UTC)


  • Retired from teaching Math in 2003.
  • Earned a BS degree in 1964 and a MAT in 1966.
  • Interests
    • mathematics
    • cosmology
    • music
  • Heard about Wikipedia when reading the book: The World is Flat.
  • Presently working on Exact trigonometric constants, checking accuracy and reformatting in Tex math

MathMan64 4 July 2005 00:52 (UTC)


My name is Andrew Toth. I have used the Wiki Encyclopaedia a few times before. I edited the page "Andrew Grove" for the first time, and I want to do more edits as I become comfortable.

Andrew Toth Andrew Toth 4 July 2005 02:17 (UTC)


I am new to Wikipedia. I bumped into the site a few times while Googling but became more curious after reading the piece in Tom Friedman's new book. I am an American training political parties in northern Iraq and particularly interested in having political terms translated into Arabic and Kurdish and posted in those sections.

Jboday 4 July 2005 14:32 (UTC)

Hi, you have an utterly fascinating and critical job function ... you might be interested in the Wikipedia policy about neutrality [1] in how things are to be written up. AlMac 4 July 2005 17:28 (UTC)

Hi! I'm new...[edit]

Hello everyone! I'm Sumeyye from TURKEY. Was born on 30th Aug 1988. I like trivia and i'm good on that. So i lke Wikipedia,too. Cause it's a good information source.

  My homepage is:

Lynn Jackson[edit]

Hi, I'm an IT Infrastructure Library consultant and trainer. I'm hoping to help with the and ITIL Service Management pages.

My hobby is Scuba Diving. I am a member of the British Sub Aqua Club and may make some contributions in this area too!

Oh - and Michael Jackson is my (English) brother-in-law... ;-)

Lynn Jackson 5 July 2005 20:00 (UTC)


I've been a long-time reader of Wikipedia and, after doing a few edits/merges/etc. anonymously (SBus, Crowd control (MMORPG Terminology)), I've made myself an account to keep track of what I've worked on.

I'm a graduate student in cognitive psychology at the University of Memphis; my research interests are virtual environments, computational linguistics, and social cognition, but I'm also pretty well-versed in topics in computer science, role-playing games, and a variety of other things.

Blu Aardvark[edit]

Hello. My name is Jeff, and although I'm new to the wikipedia, I have a little experience with the wiki format due to my contributions at Visual Wiki, the Kingdom of Loathing specific wiki page. I also help to moderate the forums over at the Kingdom of Loathing, and have a reasonable amount of experience with web page designing and formatting. Well, that's purty much it. --Blu Aardvark 8 July 2005 10:55 (UTC)

New at Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, I am new at Wikipedia. My main interests are science ficton and writing.



Just seemed like it was time to register at Wikipedia. While I wouldn't consider myself a boon to the site, I use Wikipedia enough that I feel like I could add some things now and then. I'll try not to get in the way, do anything stupid (like mis-subject this comment, heh) or destroy the wiki. Khamer 9 July 2005 07:47 (UTC)



I'm a "newbie" here, so please be patient until I get the hang of the protocols.

My first "post" was in, I think, a discussion page, probably attached to my moniker of "ozogg", but I was trying to get it to point to the WIKI-PAGE titled RUGBY-UNION.

Any tips would be appreciated.

See you all in cyberspace,

ozogg 9 July 2005 14:28 (UTC)ozogg


Hello all, new and old. I am finally getting around to creating an account since I've gotten tired of lurking in the shadows. I am basically a huge pop culture geek, knowledgable in many depths of that which is constantly talked about near the water coolers and so forth. In general, I am an information hound and I constantly attempt to learn as much as I can at any given time. So, if I make a mistake, tell me and I will make the effort to correct it and stay alert to not repeat it. TheMonkofDestiny 21:07, 9 July 2005 (UTC)


Hello I've enjoyed myself reading lots of great stuff here. I've already made a few contributions. I plan working on some the pages that are St. Louis related. Other than that my interests are pretty far-ranging, so hopefully I can be of some use.--BirgitteSB 13:32, July 11, 2005 (UTC)



I've been using Wikipedia for ages now, and found it really useful for finding out info about nearly any topic under the sun. I feel that it's about time to give something back, if I can, since even a lot of topics i'm very familiar with are past the point where I can contribute. But I'll try.

Looking forward to working with the rest of you

Sok 17:10, 11 July 2005 (UTC)


Hey all! I've been a part of Wikipedia for a month or two now, but i didn't discover this until now, so i want to say hi! I enjoy current events, video games, computers, internet pop-culture, and obscure, pointless facts.



Hi, I've been around Wikipedia for a few months now but only recently made an account and started contributing. I live in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and just turned 18. Though I'm relatively young I have rather broad interests, though I suppose I enjoy lingustics and general semantics more than most other things. I also have a strong interest in the tao and philosophy in general. Right now I do not focus on anything, but I'd like suggestions on what I might find interesting to work on (practically anything, really). So, hi. --NormalAsylum (talk) 04:35, 12 July 2005 (UTC)


I've had an account for a few weeks now, but I've only recently started editing in earnest. Most of my work is in the Gormenghast article, and related articles. I'm into literature, computing and 'soft sciences' eg sociology, philosphy etc. I've also got a fea articles on Uncyclopedia, look at Microsoft Access and Seven Golden Virtues and Bumblesnap Chess. Uberisaac 10:41, July 12, 2005 (UTC)


Hi to all! I'm an Italian surfer and I like editing articles to correct little typos and/or to add little things missing :) I don't think I still have the skills to write articles from scratch and it's a pity I'm a student, so I'd really have little time to write them. bye! ATMB 11:31, 12 July 2005 (UTC)


Hi! I've been a member for a couple of months now, making some minor edits and stuff. I'm 17 years old, from Sweden. My interests include Star Wars, The Simpsons and history.

Eggandbacon 12:12, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

I'm new[edit]

Hey I'm new to Wikipedia. I haven't really figured everything out yet, but I have contributed to some stories. I love music, movies and celebrities. I play the guitar, bass guitar and drums in my spare time. I'm 16 years old and from Canada.



Evening all.

My name is Dave, I live in North Wales, but am often to be found around Lincoln College, Oxford. They tell me I study PPE there; I dispute their use of the word "study".

I have been lurking about for some time on wiki, amending things without actually having a username. But now I have one.

So there you go.

Oxymoron 23:30, 12 July 2005 (UTC)


Hi, I'm a 27 yr old guy, working as a statistical interviewer in Statistics Finland, entrepeneur (communications business, started it myself ~2yrs ago and it's still in the start phase), student in Helsinki University of Technology (half done, been there 10 yrs, damn I'm slow).. my interests include computer_science*, technology*, physics*, mathematics*, psychology, religion*, history, popular_entertainment, philosophy_of_science and economics, asterisk (*) noting a topic I know well enough to do good research and write about. My first article will be about movie screens, which is a simple topic (or seems simple to me), and surprisingly without an article. User_talk:Santtus Santtus 08:13, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

Hello People![edit]


My name is Nick, and I live in London. I have just registered at Wikipedia, althought I have been editing articles anonomously for about a year. Well, nice to meet you all!

NickC · Talk July 13, 2005 15:37 (BST)


Hey Wikigang.. Glad to finally join up. I've been an avid fan of Wikipedia for a long time. I'm an art major in the U.S., but work in the energy business, and I'm a grammar fiend. I do gaming on the side and and was raised on the computer. Look forward to writing some new articles. :)

Kirzania 16:08, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

Bretagne 44[edit]

Hello out there! I am interested in Cornish history, culture and politics, probably because i am Cornish.


Hello everyone!

I came across wikipedia when I was looking for more information on a history subject. I like the fact that I can find all the things I need to find out from the wikipedia. My previous message was deleted. Please tell me why so that I will not make the same mistake again.

Thanks everyone!

Knizar 17:08, 13 July 2005 (UTC)


Howdy. I'm a little scared to be part of something this huge, but I've had pretty good experiences with the Valve/Source development wiki, so I thought why not. I'm not really able to help out that much, as I don't have deep information or insight on anything, but at least I can now fix any errors I run across.

As for interests, I like rock music and some classic video games. I've got relative insight on both, as well as transsexuality, some internet-based lifestyles, and the relatively crazy place I live in. So yea, not all that helpful, but oh well. --Charron 03:08, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Hiya fellow Wikians![edit]

Hiya all, I am Gammadion. I am new to Wikipedia and Wikitionary and have posted some changes in regards to certain topics. I am interested in the pure sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and trivia. Hope I can be of help to the community at large. If anyone has any queries, do drop me a mail at 05:44, 14 July 2005 (UTC)


Hello, I'm Escuerdo. I'm a student of physics with a fair amount of knowledge in mathematics and biology as well. I am also capable of and interested in contributing to articles on topics related to human sexuality and homosexuality in particular. I found Wikipedia some time ago through search engines, and have only recently decided to register.


Hi, I've been looking things up on Wikipedia for a couple of years. In addition to the content which is for the most part great, this is a fascinating community. I'm intrigued by the whole process of consensus editing and hope to make some contributions. KathL 05:56, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Greetings from David Pierce[edit]

A mathematician by profession, I have an amateur interest in linguistics, and in the Turkish language in particular. I am from North America, but happen to have lived in Turkey for five years. For now, since I have some time, I am trying to contribute to Wikipedia on the subject of Turkish. Ideally, somebody with more knowledge than I will be able to improve my understanding: that would be the point of the whole project.

I once decided not to get involved in writing mathematical articles for Wikipedia, fearing it would be a great time sink. In principle though, Wikipedia is a better math reference than Eric Weisstein's Math World, because Wikipedia has nobody's name on it, and is so easily improved. David Pierce 07:36, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Newbie Intro[edit]

Hey, I found about a year ago when some of my freinds told me about it. From the moment I saw it I was hooked. The idea of creating a user input encyclopedia where people can in a sense pool all of their knowledge togher was exciting to me. I just recently decided to edit pages. I'm currently a college student in Electrical Engineering and would like to offer what knowledge I have to the world.

Hello All![edit]

I am somewhat new to Wikipedia. I have only edited three articles: United States Army, Military of the United States and Professional_American_football_championship_games. Most of them have been minor but on the military ones I have added commanding officers and just updated some of the information. My username is Rmeguy1.


Greetings, all,

Positive deviance is a theory that posits that everything a system needs is already present in it, it just needs a catlyst to release it. Wikipedia seems to be one such catalyst! I am looking forward to participating (have been lurking til now). I am in my 50s, have lived on both coasts, and am an avid reader and performer. My background is in education, organzation development, systems thinking -- and on the side, tarot, motorcycling and exploring inner and outer frontiers. I hope I can be if use.... jen 02:41, 15 July 2005 (UTC)witewave

Steven McCrary[edit]

Greetings. I am a new member of Wiki. I am an Associate Professor at Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri (USA). My areas of interest are engineering management, surveying, construction management, civil engineering (hydraulics, environmental, hydrology), ethics, and pedagogy. I support the cause for a free Internet and am willing to help in any way that I can. Thanks. Steven McCrary 12:39, July 15, 2005 (UTC)


I've been using Wikipedia for a while, but I's like to become a bit more active so I've registered as a User.

I was born in South Africa, live in Madagascar, France and the US, and I'm interested in:

I'm not an expert in anything so I don't think I'll be writing a complete article anytime soon, but I certainly can add to existing articles (e.g. Madagascar; some of the discussion on the fall of Constantinople; etc.)

A bientôt!

Amadeus 15:13, 15 July 2005 (UTC)


I have had an account for a while but I never really did anything. Not even changing my user page. I have added a few words to the Wiktionary though. That was my first real wiki experience. I pretty much go to Wikipedia whenever I want to know something now a days. I would love to do a research project for the sole purpose of posting it on Wikipedia but I don't have the time right now.

Mancomb 16:18, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Hi from Penang[edit]


I'm Tympg. I live and work in Penang, Malaysia. I joined Wikipedia a couple of years ago, under another name, let it lapse, and am now back. If I do any editing, it'll probably be language-related.

Kathy Buell Woods[edit]

As an introduction, I am a scientist, technologist, and futurist. I live in the Pacific Northwest and am employed as a senior chemist of a small (100 employee), privately held, manufacturing and marketing firm. My interests and passions include: All aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Mathematical Modeling, Solar Astronomy, Semantics and Linguistics, Science and Technology's role in changing society - Philosophy of Science and Technology, and, of course, "Wikipedia"!--Kathy Buell Woods 17:25, 15 July 2005 (UTC)


a.k.a. Fred Wolke

I am a Software QA engineer and avid roleplaying enthusiast. I intend to be an active contributor to several related articles. Vaxalon 17:45, 15 July 2005 (UTC)


I am an avid reader and writer. I've desperately neglected 'Rithmatic. In school I studied religion, literature, and lurking, which I have been practicing for a month or so now at Wikipedia.VisibleInk 18:38, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

This is WikiAwesome![edit]

Hi, Greg Fleishman of socal here, this thing saves me at work.... when I have that down time I hit the articles and forget that I'm melting away in a cramped red cubicle :) If there's anything I can do to help out EMAIL ME!! Thnx, Greg Fleishman


Hey I am a newcomer from Hong Kong.I am still in high school,but I hope I can make some contributions!I am interested in space exploraion,military,science,and history.


my very first wiki article was deleted.

notability schmotaschmility. Runciblerabbit 21:51, 15 July 2005 (UTC)


Bad Graphics Ghost[edit]

Hey folks, I'm Bag Graphics Ghost. You can sometimes find me on the Homestar Runner Wiki or on my RollerCoaster Tycoon Wiki. Umm... bye!

sever - that's me[edit]

I'm a software developer (OO, mostly Java) with a strong interest and a background in natural sciences and mathematics. I have a philosophical bent so I like discussing the merits of various beliefs and ideas. It drives me crazy when a discussion of concepts turns into a discussion of semantics--the wikipedia is wonderful for pointing this out and moving on. So, since I'm a long-time user of this as an information source, it's about time I started feeding something back into the cycle.

Glad to be here![edit]

I am excited about this project and the future of all that it promises to become.Seedsoflight 02:16, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

Hi my name is Dumoren[edit]

I found wikipedia from "HRWIKI" (HomestarRunner Wiki) and i was curious about what the website was about, after looking around i think this a good website.

I'm an expert when it comes to fantasy,Xbox games,Baldur's gate,Dungeon's and dragons Etc

the thing i need help on is how to add images, i tried to get an image on the article "Sarevok" but it keep's saying "Missing image" so that's whaty i need help on.

well it'll be great toi be on this website, Ciao.

Hi Dumoren! I would be happy to discuss this with you on your talk page. Please write back here using ~~~~ to sign your name and I'll shoot you a comment. Also, you can sign all your posts with that same string to identify your comments as your own. Welcome to Wikipedia! --malathion talk 06:21, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

A little shaky..[edit]

Oh my. I use Wikipedia for absolutely everything, but I decided to return the immense usefulness of the site by starting to contribute some of my own information - for now, mainly in the field of Physiology and Anatomy. I am currently a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder here in the the process of working towards a Bachelors in Nursing and also in International Relations (an emphasis on Western Europe.) Mind the messy lack of coding, I'll attempt to catch up and make things more the UNIX based operating system I adore on this iBook of mine. Haha.

Ashet 06:45, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

R U Bn[edit]

Amateur scientist interested in almost everything. Have a Masters Electronics - Telecommunication. Currently working for a dommotic standardisation firm, but will be quitting soon. It's one of my hobbies, switching from job to job. Just like my interests, I need variation in my work.

I don't remember how I heard about Wikipedia, but the atosecond I understood what wiki and wikipedia was, I found it great!! Finally a way for information that will probably rule all money-slurping relatives...

I have thousand other ideas for wikis, but unfortunatly I have a millioon other ideas in general and have to prioritise.

To the inventors, developers and hosters: THANK YOU !! ANd in down times: Don't give up on your ideas and work even if you are down sometimes and think it is all useless and the world don't diserve you. We do appreciate !!! Keep it up !!  ;-) ;-) You R Bn !!!

R U Bn @ e-builds 16:02, 16 July 2005 (UTC)R U Bn

Sean Bonner[edit]

Hi, I've been around here for a while just never actually got around to setting up an account. All set now. Thanks! Sean Bonner 23:02, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

Sup ppl, im Fahad (aka KittenKiller)[edit]

I like raimbows and unicorns and butterflies and dandelions and long walks on the beach :P

Im a member @ and i aspire to kill, i mean, (ahem), SAVE kittens.

Currently, I am trying to emulate NES and SNES games on my PSP.

If anyone wants to play against me online, i am signed up to the following PS2 games:

-Project: Snowblind -Resident Evil Outbreak: File #2


I've been editing since the start of June, I am part of the Wikiproject:Final Fantasy, but I had never signed the new user log so here I am. Wikipedia rules! – DarkEvil 02:57, July 17, 2005 (UTC)


I've used wikipedia for a while, but never bothered to make an acocunt. Now that I have, I plan to edit things. I like cars (among them the 1952 Bentley Continental R-type, after which this account is named), sleeping, camping and music.


I'm a 13-year old computer languages lover - that is, I love to program - and I know alot of HTML and a little C++. I love the Legend of Zelda games, and play RuneScape and World of Warcraft regularly.

Linkofazeroth 03:37, 17 July 2005 (UTC)


I started using Wikipedia in September 2004 for research purposes. I came upon it by accident and immediatly fell in love. This is the first place I come to start research on any topic. I created an account and began editing in June 2005, when I found I actually had considerable knowledge I could add to Transposition of the Great Arteries and related articles.

Master of nothing (almost), beginner at all; my interests and areas of knowledge are extensive and varied - I basically study any subject which happens to catch my fancy - so I have put the lists on my user page rather than here. I have formally studied photography and business, and I have done very extensive personal studies on cardiology and psychology/psychiatry...but do check my user page for a full list!

Aside from outright article writing (as I can never tell what I may become inspired to write about), I can be put to use editing spelling and grammar, categorizing, merging, clarity and other various "clean-up" jobs.

bcatt 09:28, July 17, 2005 (UTC)

Greetings and Salutations![edit]

I am a fairly new Wikipedian, and am just learning how much there actually is here! Since I was a wee bairn I've read through a variety of different encyclopedias, (Brittanica, Americana, Canadiana, World Book,Funk & Wagnells) macropedias, (Funk & Wagnells Wildlife) micropedias and even (Pear's)cyclopedias. I tend to interests in:

  1. History
  2. Biographies
  3. Social Justice Issues
  4. Trade Unions and the History Thereof
  5. Law (particularly labor related)
  6. Art
  7. Architecture
  8. Music
  9. Musical Instruments
  10. General Knowledge

I thought it prudent to leave the list at ten, and that's pretty much in order of preference. Writing "general knowledge" is an admitted cop-out, but for the sake of brevity I'll let it stand and add that I worked as a Chef d'Cuisine for over 20 years so I'm fairly well versed in culinary and gastronomic topics as well. And don't get me started about exotic cars! My goal here is to stay away from writing articles that I might have trouble in separating personal opinions from actual knowledge. So far the only articles that I have written were ones where I was actually shocked to find there was no existing entry for. And a little clean-up and additions to ones that I felt could use a bit of help. So far so good I think, and have gotten some good help from some good people already here (See my "Shout Outs"). All in all a pleasant experience and a real pleasure to contribute to such an important project. Good Luck to us all! Hamster Sandwich 09:57, 17 July 2005 (UTC)


Hey everyone, my names Tom. I'm 16 and im from New Zealand, and as you may have guessed im a student. Just Found out about Wiki's and i must say im really impressed that 250,000 people can work toghter on something in harmony and that there is actually some force of good left in this internet which, until now, i have believed to be going down hill steedily from an information superhighway. my email is ayaines at gmail dot com. Im really interested in history, and i will be hoping to bring a more educational aspect to some of the history pages, and some other pages: english literature; just the books i've read, and maybe some work on economics, maths and physics. I really like current events and interesting scenarios and debates like the war on terror, the darfur crisis and economic issues. I personally believe that i can help bring a new viewpoint to the discussions on this site and a new balnkey of information to some of the articles. I have edited the Cold War page under the arms race (last paragraph, the real long one), but i did that before i became a member, and if anyone requires me to back up what i've said ill be happy to. Ayaines 15:54, 17 July 2005 (UTC)


I love this site and hope to use and contribute to it often!

--Herbie 18:18, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

Quentin mcalmott[edit]

I'm 20 years old, and I'm a college student. I've used wikipedia for a long time, but only decided to join up now. I really like wikipedia, and find myself relying on it more and more for information as time passes. I see myself working on music and webcomic pages. Quentin mcalmott 00:06, 18 July 2005 (UTC)


Hello! Salut! Dobre Den! Introductions? I am a 23-year-old professional musician from the South Okanagan/Similkameen region of British Columbia, Canada. Identifying with the libertarian socialist stream of thought, I have been very active in grassroots organizing and action ever since the Battle of Seattle in '99. I love teaching history and the political sciences on a volunteer basis, a love which took me to western Ukraine for the last six months of 2003. I have been perusing Wikipedia for a few months now and have hopes of contributing mainly to the sections pertaining to anarchism and social struggle. Cheers!

Hello, World[edit]

I am very new here, and i can accept any advice people can give. I am good at things and am interested in more things. Mind Surfer 04:15, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Mario Paolucci[edit]

Hi everybody.

I'm doing some research in social simulation and cognitive science. My research interests include Social Artefacts, Norms, Reputation, Responsibility, and the Cultural Evolutionary Mechanisms that support them. Technically, I've been studying and applying Agent Theory and Multiagent-based Social Simulation to understand Social Artefacts.

I think this is a good way to share and discuss knowledge - this makes an intersting new challenge for me.

MarioPaolucci 11:56, 18 July 2005 (UTC)


Hello, I am a novellist and filmmaker. My first Wikipedia article was on the 2001 horror film Session 9. The film was set at Danvers State Hospital (which was my second Wikipedia article).

McGeorge 18:49, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Adding a name (and face) to an IP address[edit]


I've been lurking around Wikipedia since late 2004, but didn't get around to creating an account until Spring of 2005. I've mostly restricted myself to only reading the entries at first because I guess it took me awhile to wrap my mind around a community based encyclopedia. With the vastness of the web out there, I guess I harbored the feeling that there is someone out there more informed on a topic, so I took a wait and see stance on entries that interested me before I added my own two cents.

I'm a writer for HP Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying games, I have a website for my book Secrets of Japan: [2] and also have plans to expand out into genre-based novel writing as soon as my academic career becomes less hectic.

I've just finished a Master's thesis on hikikomori for a Japanese Studies degree and I'm also a PhD student in Sociology. (Ah. WIll the grind of classes ever end?).

Related to my academic interests on Japanese culture, I maintain a blog on Japan's Lost Generation [3] , focused on the turbulence and eddies that 21st century youth must navigate on their way to adulthood in Japan.

Having lived in Japan almost six years and studied the culture for over twelve, I'm understandably a Japanese pop-culture junkie and enjoy karaoke (though not Enka), manga, anime (though recently I prefer more mature story-lines such as Monster), Japanese movies, chambara dramas and the like.

To balance out the junk food culture, I also practice Japanese Tea Ceremony, sumi-e ink wash art, and Kendo when I'm not so busy with thesis deadlines.

Pleased to make your aquiantance!

--Mdziesinski 19:42, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Very nice to be here...[edit]

I've landed on Wikipedia pages in web searches a few times, and more recently when referred by a link in the litblog Grumpy Old Bookman. I discovered that there was an article here for The Odyssey, a TV series I created in the 1990s. I was most surprised--and happy, since the article was created just in April 2005. I couldn't resist adding more details that I happen to know about (only read about the conflict-of-interest guidelines later; I think I maintained NPOV--you tell me!). And I was ready for more...

I'm a writer with wide-ranging interests in many fields, including literature, religion, astrology, ancient history, environmentalism, economics, and the history of science. Working out from The Odyssey, I'm now moving on to genre fiction and other related articles. I'm thrilled with Wikipedia and everything it stands for.

Biggest fear: inability to extricate myself from Wikipedia when necessary. I'm taking a big detour right now from updating my own blog (Genesis of a Historical Novel).

I feel warmly welcomed. Thank you. PaulV 23:17, 18 July 2005 (UTC)


Greetings all - I have been a lurker for quite some time now and finally realizing it is about time I put my two cents in where it might count!  :) I've only used Wikipedia as a 'pedia more than anything else, not taking much time to learn about Wiki-ness and the underlying principles of the community. This had more to do with lack of time than of interest - and now I'm taking some time to learn more and hopefully will be an active contributor soon.

My interests are fairly broad and dynamic - but focus in on issues of science, science fiction (not limited to Star Trek), education, world politics, Chinese language (Spoken_Chinese), Indian literature and culture and Japanese history and culture (eg. Miyamoto Musashi, Murasaki Shikibu)- at least as they pop into my head right now.


For now - please see my blog (one of many) for some idle entertainment, social commentary etc.


I'm not new to Wikipedia. I've lurked about namelessly and read entries on and off for awhile. I finally decided to make a name. I'm cynical, atheist, introverted, interested in philosophy, the human mind, making words with real meaning that haven't been named yet, chatting, photoshopping, arguing, thinking, reading, taking notes, drawing, downsizing idiots and of course being myself. I'm american and young if it's needed to be known. That's me.

Quizzy 21:21, 19 July 2005 (UTC)Quizzy


Hey Y'all!

I'm a 5th year undergraduate at Boston University majoring in Biology and International Relations (Environment/Development and Latin America). I consider myself from Utah, but I've also lived in Virginia, Maine, and Hawaii as a Navy brat.

I have studied abroad in Germany, Italy, and Ecuador, and I speak and can do basic translation of German and Spanish.

I'm currently working on the pages for ski areas in northern Utah, as they are either non-existant (though linked to) or basic stubs. After that, I'll probably move on to other local Utah stuff as well as other things I have experience and interest in, such as Neotropical Ecology, Ecuador, etc.

Let's see... I think wikipedia is a great resource and I found it while doing research for a Modern Latin America paper on the history of oil development in Venezuela.


Backpack 21:43, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Jerry Weichbrodt[edit]

Hi all. My name is Jerry Weichbrodt, and I live in southeastern Michigan, USA. I am an electrical engineer who has drifted toward writing software since leaving college in the 1980s. I am also totally blind. I have already contributed a few new articles to Wikipedia such as:

I am an avid reader and find it hard to narrow down my areas of interest. Some of them might be radio; reading; writing; technology, especially as it relates to accessibility for the visually impaired; oh, and I'm also taking lessons in playing the highland bagpipes.

I think Wikipedia is a wonderful project, and I try to help make whatever improvements I can to articles I come across as well as adding articles on topics I feel are worthy of an article. I hope what I've done so far and (hopefully) continue to do lives up to the standards of Wikipedia.

Weichbrodt 17:21, July 21, 2005 (UTC)


I am a freshman and University of North Tezas majoring in communication design. My home town is Houston, Texas where I've lived most my life although I lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a while. I've been enjoying Wikipedia for months and decided to become a member just recently.


Hey, I think I can add something to some articles regarding Ireland.

IDealInLead69.119.200.202 01:19, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

Hi All...[edit]


I am Mutyala Rao. I am a new comer to  the Wikipedia community. I really enjoy browsing Wikipedia. It has got good stuff of knowledge. I appreciate and thank all the contributors who bestowed Wikipedia with good articles. I am also looking forward to contribute my part.

Mutyala Rao



I'm an Aerospace Engineering student from the UK. I have an interest in Science fiction and I'm in the process of doing research for a novel that I may or may not eventually write!

I'm currently doing a research project on the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube for my degree.

I found wikipedia from a google search on space jump points.

X2-PB 14:02, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

New Member[edit]


My name is Peggy Brennan. I'm learning a bit about Wiki because my husband and I would like to use Wiki for a web site we're developing. We thought it would be the best way to develop good content in certain areas.

I just completed a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (via distance ed). I am currently working on a web site which will archive 30 years of multi-media material associated with a friend of mine (who also happens to be a priest) who passed away last year. I'm considering using Wiki to tell his life story, combining the knowledge of his many friends and extended family.

I'm looking forward to the experience!

Peggy Brennan 12:04, 23 July 2005 (UTC)Peggy BrennanPeggy Brennan 12:04, 23 July 2005 (UTC)

Interested in translating for Wikipedia[edit]

Hi , I've been browsing wikipedia off and on for a few months now. I think it is a great project!! I would eventually be interesting in translating articles from French to English. I am a native American with French nationality and have been living in France for 9 years now. I work in a French public library.


Hey all. Glad to join the Wiki-experience. I've already posted my first entry on Urbanized Areas, and looking forward to learning more about the system. I think this is an important milestone in Internet development and look forward to keeping tabs on the Wiki-world, and Jotspot which could be really cool.

My interests are mostly in Technology and Real Estate, but I use this site for all kinds of initial research, so we'll see where it goes...

--Chris 18:33, 23 July 2005 (UTC)


Welcome, fellow Wikipedians!

My name is Michał and I'm from Poland.

I've been using the Wikipedia for some time and hoping to have some free time on these holidays I'd like to help expanding Wikipedia. I could mainly contribute in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science (I study both). I also have more minor interests such as role-playing, science fiction, physics, military and more...

Misza13 10:35:59, 2005-07-24 (UTC)

Hi, you might also be interested in how some of these topics are handled over at Wiki Books. I share ome of your other interests. AlMac|(talk) 15:51, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Ajit Q. says hello[edit]

Hello everybody, my name is Ajit Q. and I've just started creating and editing articles on Wikipedia. I love the concept of Wikipedia, and I'd like to see it become the most comprehensive encyclopaedia anywhere, on the net or off it.

I try to edit/create about one page every day. I'm particularly interested in seeing more pages about South India, South Indian culture, orthodox Hinduism and South Indian politics, of which there are depressingly few on Wikipedia, so these are the kinds of pages I work on most often. I also correct Engineering, Science and Math-related pages when I find any with obvious errors. Besides Engineering and South India, I also get my kicks from literature and adventure.

--Ajitq 23:14, 24 July 2005 (UTC)


Hello! I've been poking around here every once in a while for a while now, but I just now realized this was here. So, egg's on me, I suppose.

First off, I would like to thank Poli for giving me a warm welcome here.

Now: My interests, and therefore what I will happen to edit, are...umm...random? Well, not really, but still. Generally I'll be dealing with stuff relating to Video Games, Songs and Singers, Books, and uh...anything else that comes to mind, really. Hm.

Sorry, rambling on. Well, nice to meet all of you, and thank you for this place. I did not know of Wikis or what they were until about a year ago, and I find them...refreshing. Yes, that's the word, refreshing.

I'll cut this off, now. G'day!

Kell 05:48, July 25, 2005 (UTC)

Message from Yiuchung[edit]

Hello, I'm a new user of Wikipedia, nice to meeting you guys. Well, I'm 24 and living in Hong Kong now, so feel free to talk with me!

Will 03:58, 26 July 2005 (UTC)Yiuchung

Richard Collins - The Internet Foundation[edit]

For the last seven years I have been researching the Internet to see how it might be a catalyst for dealing with global issues and systemic issues. I have done thousands of profiles on a wide variety of topics. In the past couple of years I started seeing Wikipedia showing up more and more. When I first saw it (probably about the time it started), I was put off and did not refer to it in my profiles. Now there is hardly a topic I do not make one or several references to Wikipedia articles. I am extremely interested in learning how to apply Wiki (which I do not yet understand) to a whole range of societal and scientific problems. My university education is in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Astrophysics, Economics, Demography - with a heavy emphasis on quantitative modeling and simulation of complex systems. My earliest research was on random neural nets, random sequences and series. I have lost count of how many websites I have created. I make my living as a Research and Theoretical Informatics consultant. I would love it if someone could tell me how I can use another editor to create these pages. It is frustrating not to be able to put in a blank line. I have only made one or two minor changes. I just worked on a stub for nuclear density that I will expand, if someone will help me.


My brother is crazy about Wikipedia, and apparently it is contagious. So here I am, sitting at work, adding Wheaton College, Canyon del Oro High School, and Luce Irigaray to my Watchlist. I'm also interested in Feminism and Theology. But considering the way new things unfold right before you with Wikipedia, who knows what i will be interested in in just another month?

Kellzical 19:57, 26 July 2005 (UTC)Kellzical


Hi everyone! I love this place...been browsing for a while, but now I'm signed up.

Thanks! Ray 21:33, 26 July 2005 (UTC)


I am not exactly new to this sight as I have often browsed through its topics. I am a graduate student and a brother in a religious order. I have interests in history, theology, philosophy, and classical music, as well as some other odds and ends. I have also done library work and can help with some working bibliographies. I would like to contribute from time to time, although this may be infrequent due to studies and work. Iubilus 03:11, 27 July 2005 (UTC)


Hello. I created an account a few days ago, after a few weeks of searching anything (including "anything") that came to my mind and browsing random articles. I find the Wikipedia very nice and useful and I will try to contribute with whatever my small knowledge cans. I want to start a project to add articles about Rock bands of my country (Colombia ) to both the Spanish and English Wikipedias. Thank you very much.Nicanor5 12:52, 27 July 2005 (UTC)


I am greatly impressed by the quality of Wikipedia as an extremely helpful source of information, and I would like to help in every way to maintain and improve it so that the people of the world online can get any information they need free of charge. I first learned of Wikipedia through a search done with "Google." I have appreciated being able even as an anonymous contributer to edit entries on which I have expertise. I am at your service at anytime, and I am willing to answer any questions. I do want to say this: I will never edit anything unless I know what I am entering is factually accurate. I am sure that this is the laudable goal of Wikipedia: accuracy, comprehensiveness, and thoroughness. I have a graduate Master's Degree in Philosophy and am well-read in history and literature. drboisclair 21:12, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

Rum Cay, Bahamas[edit]

I have attempted to post a jpg of the HMS Conqueror which sank off the coast of Rum Cay in mid 1800s.

I do not know how to reduce the size.


search Rum Cay

then HMS Conqueror


I am new.



Hello. I'm new to the Wiki. I've just created a userpage and added myself in the List of Wikipedians by fields of interest.

Tonymec 22:40, 27 July 2005 (UTC)



My name is Ivana and I'm a new user... so every advice from you will be welcome!!

I found out about wikipedia in January, 2005 but started editing only in July. I think it is a wonderful project, mostly because it involves a large community of people from all over the world proving the power of cooperation! :)

My fields of interest are urban planning, geography, sociology and human rights. :)

See you!! :)

Ivana 10:14, 28 July 2005 (UTC)



Who am I? I'm an 18 year old student from Dublin, Ireland, who loves Monkey (or, as some people seem to prefer, "monkeys").Someone else had that name though, so I had to...experiment. I don't have my own web page, but you can find some stuff abut me on my friend's site, My interests are mostly music oriented. My tastes are quite eclectic but mostly revolve around various metal styles, particularly symphonic and progressive.

I joined the Wikipedia community in order to play with random music-based pages... I made some edits before registering, to the Therion page, the Beyond Sanctorum page, and the Cthulhu page. These are all Therion-related, because I love them so much...

The page thingy I came here from said I should state where I found out about Wikipedia, so I should really share that. I found out from my French teacher who was trying to get us into one of her many interests, philosophy. (I've since graduated Secondary school- hoping to go to college, we'll see what my Leaving Cert results bring). I've been visiting the site a lot while bored at work, reading up on random stuff. I decided that I should probably try to give something back!

Anyway... Just saying hi. Feel free to contact me if you like, especially if you like crazy music like I do.


7Munkys 10:21, 28 July 2005 (UTC)


I'm a new user and just thought I would say hello. I'm from the UK and am still finding my feet around here! It's quite complicated...

I've written two little articles David Almond and Seven Stories and written a little on my user page. :-)

Fourleaflucky 19:24, 28 July 2005 (UTC)


I've been reading Wikipedia for... well, a long time. But never had the bug to contribute until I suddenly discovered that there were entries on things *gasp* I knew stuff about. Wow! What a concept.

I'm trying to start small and inoffensively so I can learn, but I hope that once I learn more I can made more substantial contributions. I appreciate advice and help along the way. Adistius 00:57, 29 July 2005 (UTC)


I'm Amy, but that was taken, so I'll be AmyBeth here. I'm in my senior year of aerospace engineering, but really I'm a geek of broader categories and I'll go researching if something doesn't sound right to me even if I know nothing about the subject to begin with. I browse a great deal, categories at a time. so far I've mostly done small edits, though I already know an article I want to add a great deal to and another I want to create. All in due time. I've had this account two days and it's only now that I've found this page! Instant knowledge doesn't come with a username. Darn. So back to browsing and seeing not only what policy is but how it's applied. Nice being here. AmyBeth 01:46:45, 2005-07-29 (UTC)


First time on Wikipedia. Hello. I like to talk about communication and culture, from a language/semiotic point of view, and like to think about the fine line between persuasion and propaganda. I'll be poking my way through the 'Culture'section, and getting a feel for the place. Patricia (reyconnect)


Hello everyone. I don't really plan on doing a regular community thing, but since I do find myself editing articles sometimes, I guess I might as well make it official. If I mess something up, let me know, as I'm still getting used to all of this craziness.

Codemonkey85 05:27, 29 July 2005 (UTC)


Hi! Im new here, obviously. Im Half Kuwaiti, Half Japanese and currently studdying in RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). I thought I could contribute a good amount of information to wikipedia, mainly on kuwait.

Zer0fighta 15:03, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

David Adler[edit]

areas of knowledge: travel, particularly railroad, cruising, airline. college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southern Conference. Minor league baseball. Hokiefan101 01:18, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Hi Everybody[edit]

I am EverydayBiographer, and I seek to journal lesser known modern-day heroes.

I am currently documenting the hero That-Guy, and his nemeses Captain Average and Normal Man. All contributions appreciated.

EverydayBiographer 10:01, 30 July 2005 (UTC)EverydayBiographer

ahoy, matey[edit]

Hey there. It's always annoyed me to find glaring errors in Wikipedia articles, so I've joined to pool my modest talent to the vast, impersonal work that is Wikipedia.

I enjoy anime, SF and fantasy novels, roleplaying games, the news, economics and writing.

Exeunt 14:34, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

Hello, Comrades[edit]

I've always loved to write, and there's nothing quite like writing on Wikipedia, where I can type my heart out about random things I love, from Tic-Tacs to Star Trek. Glad to be here.

WeaponX445 16:39, 31 July 2005 (UTC)


I've just joined Wikipedia with the intention of adding to historical subjects since 1700. I'm married, work as a systems analyst and live in North Yorkshire, England.


Hello guys,

its a pleasure to belong to the wikipedia team. Im 38, located in São Paulo, Brazil. Interests are Literature, Movies, the IT industry, Internet, Games, puzzles, art....

i have a blog (in Portuguese) where I digress about my favorite topics: see me at

Thanks !

Vikramaditya 20:03, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

Flying Oaf[edit]

I'm a student at Amherst college with an interest in just about everything, although in particular general science, languages, linguistics, and computer science. I've visited Wikipedia just about every day for a long time, but just recently got around to contributing. I know some Spanish and am pursuing Chinese; perhaps these skills will end up useful for contributing to the Wikipedias in those respective languages! In any case I'm glad to join the community. Flying Oaf 02:07, 1 August 2005 (UTC)