Wikipedia:New user log/July 2007

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Bigmama942 14:50, 1 July 2007 (UTC)


My interests are electronic gadgets, video games, photography, assisting the elderly and the pitfalls of workers' compensation. Bigmama942 14:52, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Plane Speaker[edit]

Plane Speaker is a retired Air Force officer, former college professor, private pilot and breeder of Bichon Frise dogs. Now splitting time between Arizona and the Florida Panhandle, this frequent traveler has lived in Germany, Spain and Korea in addition to states ranging from California to Virginia and North Dakota to Alabama.

Special interests include ensuring accuracy in Wikipedia entries and eliminating opinion and personal bias.

Glad to be of some small service to Wikipedia[edit]

As a young girl of 7, I read the World Book Encyclopedia cover to cover in the wee small hours of each morning. Hence, a lifelong passion for Encyclopedic knowledge, no matter what the topic.

Now at 60 with plenty of semi-retired time, I find myself using WIKIPEDIA on a daily basis and it behooves me to begin to contribute in a small way.

Since there isn't a topic of human history, literature, behavior, science, biography, that doesn't hold some interest to me, I look forward to being part of a fascinating project. It's like being a part of the Human Genome Project and this new encyclopediast has a stub or two to offer.


Word Life[edit]

"If you want some... Come get some...!!!"

Barbara Ratner[edit]

I am from Auckland. I have been a student of Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism since 1960s when my husband was posted in India as a Mining Engineer.

Ratner 01:58, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Getting started...[edit]

i'd like to contribute where i can and leave alone what i'd scar up.Euanthes 07:52, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

I have no idea how this all works but I am here anyway

Hello colleagues[edit]

Hi all,

I'm an engineer developing medical electronic devices.

DannyChung 05:06, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi to all, Just about started to feel my way around. Let me see how far I can go. Ed Mlfwiki 11:35, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Broken Heart[edit]

when I was writing a book " Coping with Broken hearts"- world's first self-help book for broken hearts , I happen to see Wikipedia and could some text on this site about broken heart.I found it to be useful and now I wish to share the said info with others. ranjay vardhan, indiaRanjayvardhan 04:33, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


Greetings, all. Looking to pay back Wikipedia for years of reference -- and eventually to pay forward. Thanks for the opportunity.

FLJerseyBoy 18:18, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Shahul Hameed[edit]

Hello Friends , I got so many help from wikipedia for doing my projects , assignments. So I like to donate it via contributing to it.

Shahul Hameed 06:16, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

R U Shahul Hameed Badusha????????? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gowrikutty (talkcontribs) 10:25, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi. Brochco here. I have just registered as a user and thought I would drop by and introduce myself. Brochco 18:06, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I am a fan of Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files and plan on entering more information about the series.

I found Wikipedia a while back doing some search or the other.

In the real world, I am a geophysicist that processes seismic data in the oil industry.

Seiscat 18:17, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

I have never seen such a gross over usage of linking pages as I have found in this project. Its just link-link-link-link-link-link-link-link-link-link carried to the ridiculous.


I'm new, nice to join this wonderful goodness.

Crazynesss 02:45, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Joined 9th July 2007 IainWallace 15:44, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Minnesota Valley Humane Society[edit]

The Minnesota Valley Humane Society was founded in 1981 by a small group of compassionate South Metro residents to care for the growing number of stray and homeless animals in the area. It had no facility other than volunteers' homes.

Then, thanks to a series of volunteer-driven fundraising events, many years of hard work and a benefactor, MVHS was able to purchase the vacant former Burnsville city hall, police station and fire department building located in Burnsville on 1313 Highway 13 East. The Sheltor's doors opened in that facility in 1991.

Since then, the Minnesota Valley Humane Society has become the third largest animal humane organization in the Twin Cities area and one of the emerging leaders in the national animal welfare movement. It is now the "neighborhood" companion animal shelter for residents of the communities of Burnsville, Eagan, Apple Valley, Lakeville and Bloomington, and the shelter of choice for people within a radius averaging nearly 25 miles.

This service area reaches parts of western St. Paul, South Minneapolis, Edina, Richfield, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Savage, Jordan, Hastings, Rosemount and Northfield. Many customers and volunteers, even though they live much closer to other animal sheltors, say it is MVHS's reputiation and character that draw to it.

One key distinction of MVHS is that it helps any companion animal in need. Veterinary care and/or rehabilitation is provided, and every animal suitable for adoption finds a home. Of the 5,000 humane society organizations in the United States, MVHS is one of only a small number that can make this claim. It has achieved on of the highest adoption rates of all humane organizations in the nation. Since just 1991 to June 3rd of 2006 MVHS has completed 40,000 adoptions, and accurate records of adoption numbers are not available from 1981 to 1991.

The Mission of the Minnesota Valley Humane Society

"To prevent and alleviate animal suffering through shelter, adoption, education, collaboration and community outreach; and to strengthen the relationships between people and companion animals."


Wikipedia is incredible. Very useful. Hoping to contribute.... Tin0999 08:16, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Ranjith

Gomes -- Meaning, Origin etc.[edit]

Hi, I'm of Portugese/Indian (Goan) orgin. An Uncle has written up a Famly Tree going back to 1834. This has wett my appitite to find out more but I am not computer knowledgeable. I do not know how and where to proceed. Established some facts that the name originated in Castile, Spain as Gomez. The Coat of Arms is a`gold shield with five blue Fleur-de-Lis'. Can someone please point me in the right direction?

Ivo Gomes 14:41, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Ivo Gomes

Just to say Hi. Been using Wikipedia for ages as a reference - think it's a fantastic resource. Still learning 'how to' edit - (sorry about the deleting but I've corrected that and summed it up in the edit summary!)



Just to say hello - and apologize for my slow picking up on how to edit! Deleted something by accident, but have now rectified by adding the correct information and edit summary. Been using Wikipedia for ages and think it's a superb resource. Alexandra669 01:22, 11 July 2007 (UTC)alexandra669cm


Hello, everybody. I dabbled in a few hockey articles a while ago, but I've now started to contribute to some of the articles on Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and I'm hoping to bring those articles up to a semi-decent standard. I'm also interested in Junior hockey, and as time permits, I'd like to help out with lacrosse as well. Chomage 09:56, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Denim Adept greets you all[edit]

Greetings. I've been registered for a while, but I'm only now starting to actually use my account. I've created a user page, and I've made some small edits here and there in the past, but usually those changes have been made w/o logging in first. I'll try to remember to log in from here on.

Denimadept 20:24, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Konnichi wa minnasan![edit]

Hey guys, I'm Misoshiru396, or Miso for short. I use Wikipedia for everything and so I thought I'd actually contribute to something! To be clear, I'm not actually Japanese, I just study it, have been for almost 5 years at high school and plan on doing it at university. Peace out guys! --Misoshiru396 22:06, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


I am based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney NSW Australia.

I have eclectic interests including living out my faith in the Lord Jesus, helping others learn more about him and to base their faith on the historical Jesus, rather than mythology. Hence my interest in supporting the Christian Church and foreign missions, and in particular Langham Partnership International.

Professionally I am a natural resource scientist with a quantitative statistical training. Hence my interest in information quality and data quality and the International Association for Information and Data Quality.

Personally I am interested in railways, hence my interest in the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

BlueMoses 22:11, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

A. Sengupta[edit]

Hi all! I've been using Wikipedia extensively for the last two years or so. This place is the starting point for pretty much anything I need to look up online. I think the whole idea of having an open source encyclopedia is awesome. This truly is a perfect example of the collaborative power of the world at large. I firmly believe that this is, at this point of time, the closest we have come to the idea of compiling the net sum of human knowledge and sharing it.

There is so much I've managed to learn on this site... I think it's time to give something back to the community. I've started making my edits and creating pages and hope to keep doing so, circumstances willing, for a long time. I have a wide variety of interests, so this place should keep me very busy indeed.

Please feel free to get in touch with me for anything.

A Sengupta 09:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


hi all.

i am passionately interested in the non-dual doctrine of ajata, which means 'not [or never] created', and was most recently and powerfully espoused by Sri Ramana Maharshi who lived in south India until his death in 1950.

i am interested in communicating with others who may be familiar with this point of view, especially if they have experienced it directly. i am fairly low-tech when it comes to computers, but if it proves to be easy to do, i'd like to collaborate with someone on an artical on this topic.

thanks for reading my intro,

Baxishta 19:54, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Greetings fellow Wikipedians! I am a long-time user but have just recently started contributing and editing. My interests are in television production, music, genealogy, travel and maps. I live in southeast Michigan in the USA. Please let me know where I can help out.Thomprod 16:15, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

How does a language die?[edit]

  First, I am not an expert on this subject. It just caught my curiosity. I am a high school teacher and I teach two subjects in High school related to the Social Sciences.
  The Sumerians were the first community of Homo Sapiens Sapiens who created the first human civilization in a place which Alexander the Great called Mesopotamia, now Iraq.
  They were the first people who invented the first system of writing called Cuneiform and they existed in that area at around 5000 B.C. We know that the cuneiform is a combination of elongated triangles or wedges, unfortunately we do not know how this ancient system of writing is read.
  Of course, All the other ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia are now long gone. With the Sumerians, the Akkadians, the Babylonians, the Hittites who experts say were the first people who invented or discoverd Iron, then the Chaldeans and the Persians at the end of the line.
  An expert told me that the Latin Language, that which was used in ancient Rome was also already dead and the people who use it are also now gone. In place of the Latin

emerged the Italian, the Spanish, the Portuguese and the other Languages which are being used by present day people who evolved from the vicinity of the area once controlled by the Roman empire.

  How do languages evolve and how do they die?
  Is it possible to see or speak of a common global language one time in the future?

What language would that be? Would humans still be humans when that time comes?

Try the WP:Reference Desk. (And don't add spaces before words, it creates the weird effect of your text.) ssepp(talk) 08:34, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello! I am Vardhan2007. I created the account Vardhan2007 today. I am here to make contributions to various articles. Vardhan2007 12:17, 14 July 2007 (UTC)


hey guys...thanks for the warm welcome everybody! i really do appreciate it.

Becky Reisig[edit]


I'm not exactly new to Wikipedia - I've edited a few articles anonymously - but I finally decided it was time to make it official. I'm less than a month away from earning my MLIS. I'm making information my career (because it's already a passion), so what better way than to help make Wikipedia the best it can be?

Reisig 05:26, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi wikipedians. Its glad to be at a place like this, plenty of work to do. The sunder king 12:24, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Not new anymore but forgot to do this[edit]

I am not new anymore but I forgot to say hi to the rest of the new people while I was new.I hope you enjoy wikipedia and use all of you knowledge to make it a better place.Mooncrest 14:16, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

intro post[edit]

Hi, I'm Dragonlady7, I'm a total douche bag whore with no life. no1 likes me and the 1 of the reasons is b/c i have herpes spread around my yeast infection by my pussy. I douche every night and pretend to have sex but no1 wants to fuck me themselves. I'm very white and my rib bones show and i hate all the mother fucking hot porn star chicks who are so hot. I'm so much better than them!! WAY COOLER AND SEXYIER! im a hot chick :) YAY! My particular areas of interest include pre-Medieval Europe, especially the British Isles and Scandinavia, from the Paleolithic on up to the fall of the Roman empire. I am also really into dinosaurs, though that's something I've been less well-read on since, well, puberty. (When I was a toddler I was pretty much a leading world expert on woolly mammoths, but that was a while ago, and of course I'm speaking relatively.)

I've studied Spanish, Gaelic, Latin (Classical only), and Medieval Welsh, but am not fluent in any of them.

I also skate on a local roller derby team under the moniker B-17 (named for the WWII bomber), so I may have something to contribute to that area, as roller derby becomes more widely interesting.

I don't know what I can contribute to Wikipedia, but now I have an account, just in case I ever find myself with the time to do anything with it. :)

-- B. (Edit: Oh yeah.) Dragonlady7 15:11, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia is the best thing that could have met in my life. I am very proud to write for this encyclopedia.Goldenphoenix2007 20:27, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Marty Acks joins[edit]

I have been using Wikipedia for a while and decide to stop just being a lurker. I have found the content to be very useful and reliable. Found a few clarifications and a broken link to fix. Hopefully, I will get major/minor edit flags set correctly. Also, just started my own wiki for my own personal genealogical data. Seems to be a great use for the technology.

Marty Acks 23:58, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Adeel Butt[edit]

Hello/Hi/Salam, my name is adeel masood butt and i am student of Pharm-D(doing doctor of pharmacy).i like sports, current affairs and a bit of history.I specially have a little bit knowlege of sports like formula 1 and cricket.I also have a fair bit of knowledge about my studies that is pharmacy.I would like to be a part of this very big and huge information data base.--Adeelbutt88 talk 16:59, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


This is all new to me. I just wanted to introduce myself. Michi73 14:23, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

David Legge[edit]

Hi folks,

Wikipedia is an excellent resource. I have been using it for several years. Occasionally I look for a topic but it is not there. Occasionally, that topic is something that I know a bit about. I am happy to offer some text and relevant references in such cases. I teach public health and health policy with a focus at the international level and the political economy of health.


DavidLegge 22:25, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi. My main interests are Illinois history and 20th century literature. Xstolix 15:48, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello everybody. my name is samer; I am from Lebanon. i am interested in music and computers. Samer 819 20:47, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

new & a little confused.[edit]

Hi, I just started today as a volunteer at the WikiMedia Foundation in Florida. I'm interested in business, entrepreneurship, computers & music. I'm a little confused because this is all alot to take in. But I'm also really excited.

Betty kathleen 13:59, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


i love this website


Hi there Wiki-rinos,

I am never quite sure what to say in these things. So, I will go with a simple hi, and then head off to do something with my user page.

Kla22374 02:24, 21 July 2007 (UTC)


Not really new to Wikipedia, been using it for years.. Love it

Just recently decided I should help.

Whiteflame74 03:27, 21 July 2007 (UTC)



Another newbie here from Canada!

I'm pretty young, so I have tons of seemingly random interests, but maybe not alot of expertise. Still, I'm hoping I can contribute something meaningful to the awesomeness that is Wikipedia.

Swirlify 00:56, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

17:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)AmirYousefi

The political psychiatry in Sweden! The political prisoners & tortures in Sweden![edit]

Hello, My name is Amir Yousefi. I was born in Tehran, Iran and I lived in the U.S. in 7 years and in Sweden in 23 years! I have good & bad experiences of the both system! But I must tell you something: I cannot criticize the American system as it treated me well but in Sweden the negative sides dominate the positive sides! I have written a blog, which I try to have published here. Look at the topic above!Please pray for me! Despite the fact that I have had technical experiences I am almost lost here in this site! But I think I chose right place now to acquaint this system! Good luck to everybody including me! Best wishes, Amir Yousefi

Hi everyone[edit]

I've been editing for a while on Wikipedia... it never really occured to me to create an account before, though. Anyways, I did, and here I am. I'm glad to join the community here. Elometh 22:39, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Where do I start?[edit]

Hey everyone! I'm a longtime user of Wikipedia, so I figured I really ought to contribute. Besides, it really looks like fun. Anyone have any ideas on what to do first?

--Iwyllpa 21:45, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


Why hello wikipedia, It's nice to have finally joined your ranks.


Hey, i've been registered for ages but never really did anything. i'm 18, and hoping to do English in university to do something in the media so the writing practice could really come in handy! I'm willing to contribute to most things, even if i don't know much about them - it helps me to learn more. I suppose my specialist field of knowledge would be Cricket, although i do have a "skimmed" knowledge in most things. Bizzmag 15:04, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello. I'm a rising sophomore right now at a U.S. liberal arts college, where I'll likely major in philosophy. Other than, I think Wikipedia is a fantastic resource, and I love the concept of an open encyclopedia. Guess much of that is obvious by the fact I'm writing here....

That said, I'm not sure if I like my username, so I'm not sure how permanent this will be. I'll probably stick with it for a while, but ... are there any particular policies on changing usernames or having multiple ones simultaneously that I should be aware of? Thanks, Maxisdetermined 21:36, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm a WilburyManiac![edit]

My name is Aimee and I'm a WilburyManiac!

I'm a Traveling Wilburys fan!


Hello. My name is David Love. I live in Harare, Zimbabwe and work for WaterNet as a research administrator for a CGIAR project. I am a visiting scientist at ICRISAT. I am a PhD student at UNESCO-IHE, in Delft, the Netherlands. Professionally, I am natural scientist, with experience in geochemistry, environmental geology and hydrogeology. I am now doing a PhD in water resources. Additionally, I am interested in mountains and hiking, and in aspects of history and politics, especially in Africa.Babakathy 21:08, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Hello everyone.[edit]

MY Name is Will Vermeer and I have too many interests to be able to list them, however linguistics is one I am presently studying, specifically Quechua. Hablo Castellano e Ingles con facilidad, otras lenguas con limitaciones.

the conster[edit]

hi i signed up on about 21 july i learned some before i signed in and that's it really. bye.


oh my, I've already made a mistake, and there's no edit button showing up unfortunately. that was me that posted the above message, I forgot to include my name and date so no one knows who I am. Fbi woman 18:30, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Sean McAlister[edit]

Hi All!

just a quick hello. I am a writer who lives in Buenos Aires. I have written extensively on Argentina, mostly travel and music. I heard about Wikipedia through a friend and hoped to make a contribution by adding some information about a few of the most important people in this country. I hope you like my first addition on the classical pianist Daniel Levy. Any feedback will be appreciated.

HELLLOOO W-i-k-i-p-e-d-i-A Contributors![edit]

Greetings - My name is Jerry Landry II;[edit]

I'm an MCSE that lives in beautiful Naples Florida. My favorite pastime . . . Well . . . My SECOND favorite pastime is browsing Wikipedia entries. Sad, I know. But, hey - I wouldn't be here if I wasn't such a geek! I hope to speak with many of you while working on this project. Don't hesitate to drop a line for comment or constructive criticism. My "door" and "mind" is always open (my "mouth" too for that matter).


--Jerrylandry 14:30, 31 July 2007 (UTC)