Wikipedia:New user log/October 2004

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Hello. What a super project the Wikipedia is; I'm delighted to be a part of it. I have used it for reference for a good while, and now I'm really getting into the editing idea.

I work for a local authority on the Isle of Wight, England, and I'm going to be working on some pages to do with that, at least for a start. Naturenet 13:39, 28 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I've been here for a bit, just made a new account. Interests include economics, history, and psychology. Princeofhell 02:15, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)princeofhell

Uncle Frank[edit]

Well, that's what a lot of people call me. I'm a resident of Lexington, Massachusetts (USA) and have only very recently taken an active interest in wikipedia. Really an awesome concept. I've added some hopefully useful bits to the entries on netsuke a hobby of mine, and on string figure another oddball interest, and on Yebisu one of the seven gods of good fortune in Japan, the so-called shichifukujin. Oct. 1, 2004



I am an open source advocate, professional geek, current VP of Linux Users of Victoria, politics junkie, writer, etc.

BenM 16:58, 2 Oct 2004 (UTC)BenM


Hello, I have been lurkin' around for a bit, actually, but was asked to introduce myself on the "New user log" just now, so — here we go: My name is Olve, I have lived and/or travelled a bit here and there, including Scandinavia, Russia, Britain, BeNeLux and the US. I have a graduate degree in Musicology and am mostly contributing in the fields of linguistics, Classical/traditional music, geography, history and Jewish studies. My main “home” is on [Nynorsk], but I can also occasionally be found on no, sv, da, de, nl, pt, es and a few other places... :-) If you want to talk to me about anything, I am most reliably present here. Olve 01:14, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)


After spending hours and hours reading the great wealth of information here, I finally decided to become a user. dcfeher 04:49, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)dcfeher


Hi, My name is Martin. I live in Canberra, Australia and work at the Australian National University. I am very impressed by the wikipedia and hope I can contribute some useful information. At work I am an IT guy and a research assistant in the field of Electronic Materials Engineering (semiconductors, nanotubes etc.). My hobbies include cars, computers, electronics and geocaching. Martyman 09:12, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hello, I'm HydraPheetz. I live in Louisiana, and ... eh, I love Wikipedia!!11one

The girl who happens to be in Ohio-U.S.[edit]

HI, I'm Teresa from Ohio in the United States of America, I first came across wikipedia today 10/06/04 looking up information on a variety of topics that caught my interest today. Mostly, I am interested in moral standings, health-medical, well-being of self and others mentally and physically(including drug abuse and how people actions effect themselves and others around them), cooking-food(what’s good and bad; intake and how to do so in moderation), cleanliness as in hygiene and environment, depression, just about anything new that may stimulate me at that time, new vocabulary(words), art, music, photography, Psychology, heck, even sociology and animal behavior(as in animals of all types and in humans).

(The girl who happens to be in Ohio-U.S.)


Hello, Everybody. I've been a voracious reader of Wikipedia for a few months now, and I felt it was about time I started giving back.

I'm not exactly sure where I first heard of Wikipedia, although Slashdot seems a likely candidate (Check it out: my first link!).

Like many here, my professional expertise is software, but I know a thing or two outside the typical geek topics (honest!). I'll contribute what I can; I just hope I don't become too addicted (some level of addiction is inevitable, I know).

LUH 3417 06:02, 2004 Oct 7 (UTC)

GHoosdum checks in![edit]

Hello - I've been browsing the site for a little while now, and I just decided to join today. I've made a few edits so far, but I haven't yet undertaken to create a page from scratch. I'm pretty confident that there's a tremendously thriving community of contributors here, but I'm wondering just how valid a source Wikipedia is considered to be, and how often people use it to gather information, rather than simply post. Thanks!

GHoosdum 18:32, 7 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hello everyone.

I've been using Wikipedia for a couple of months now, and thought it was about time I got a bit more involved. Im from Winchester in the UK. I like computers and technology, and related issues such as Open Source Software. By day I am a Systems Administrator, supporting mainly Linux and Solaris Servers. My interests include computer games (unsurprisingly) especially MMORPGS. I also love reading, especially Crime, Sci-Fi and Fantasy literature.

Ceri 14:52, 8 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Helloz, My Name is Louis (15) and I'm not really allowed to give out infomation so I'll just say I live in the UK ;) I like Computer games,game sprites, Roleplaying and this SITE...because it totally owns and I've added loads of stuff onto it including Green Hill Zone and Behemoth (Final Fantasy)...but can ya belive it?...I did loads of level infomation in Sonic 2 article and I wasn't logged in so it came up as an IP address >.< Oh wells, This site is really cool and I know a Friend called User:Tails whos cool ^_^

Louisisthebest_007 16:42, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

about myself[edit]

My field: organic synthesis (especially organoselenium chemistry) and biophysics (especially protein folding)

I have knowledge of: organic chemistry, solid state chemistry, protein engineering, biophysics


Hey, welcome to wikipedia, Ray!

I'm a college student, currently in politics, with other interests in anthropology and sociology.

I am a geography, world culture, and global trend nerd.

I am glad to become a Wiki! Thanks for your support, encouragement!



I am a computer engineering student. I do not have good writing/typing skills, yet I have interest virtually in any near-computer topic.

Gnomz007 01:57, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Grutness reporting for duty![edit]

Hi everyone - my name is James Dignan, going by the name Grutness, which is the name of my art studios (and is originally from the name of a headland at the southern tip of Scotland's Shetland Islands. I was born in Barnet, north London, England, 1963, of English and New Zealander parents, but have been living in New Zealand since 1975.

I have lived in Dunedin, New Zealand, since 1981. I studied psychology at the University of Otago, gaining a B.A. and and M.Sc. I currently work as a part-time freelance writer and artist (with two solo exhibitions since 2002).

My interests are wide-ranging, and include art, music (I was songwriter, singer and guitarist for various bands during the 1980s and 1990s), geography, and flags. The latter interest has led to me being heavily involved with the Flags of the world web resource.

My main Wikipedia contributions for now will probably be connected with New Zealand history and geography: mostly entries on places in southern New Zealand.

More information about me can be found at my website [1]

closet philosopher[edit]

Although my primary work experience is in management, sales, leadership, fundraising, and canvassing, my education is science and philosophy. I have a plenitude of interests, but perhaps I am here for humility…I am humbled by my lack of computer savvy. I have spent a few {sic} hours on the wikipedia, and have read (most of?) the FAQ, help, how-to’s, but even those seem never-ending. (NOT complaining). I will try to remain/become humble as I receive community help. Learning my way to get help and feedback will hopefully save me (some of my limited) time and frustration that could be spent on real contribution. I have seen specific opportunities already, but maybe some one will respond to my user name, as I have already used more space than may be appropriate. greentwin 05:34, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Hello from Aperion[edit]

I think Wikipedia is great, this is what the internet is all about! I have a degree in music, and have done some formal study in philosophy. My other interests are mythology and sacred texts of any and all religions. And I'll be posting in these areas.

I use the name Aperion when I'm online. No, I did not write that article on Aperion, but that is how I found out about Wikipedia, while searching for information about Aperion, I came across Wikipedia. Please bear with me as I learn how to do decent articles.

--Aperion 17:59, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Fritz Wendt[edit]

Hey Wiki Community ... have always sort of known about the Wikipedia, but only recently began delving into it when looking at the article on the 911 catastrophe ... which I used with my students in a postgraduate program. My areas of interest are church/religion, social work, psychiatry, classical music and Northern Germany. Skills include translate to and from German. 22:18, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)


hipperthanthou/sonar/whatever I feel is witty at the moment ;)

I felt I should help ... if only a little. Wikipedia has been a godsend at times, and now I'll help as well.... 22:42, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)hipperthanthou

kieran greets the community[edit]

Hi all. I am a Computer Science Honours student, with a BSc in Computer Science and Biochemistry. I am looking at pursuing a career in Bioinformatics, but am interested in history, computer games, politics, geography, zoology, and a whole lot of other topics. So far I've expanded the page on Pietermaritzburg, my home town, and severely edited the page on Zulu people, which provided a very condescending, "tourists-eye-view" of a very large and diverse ethnic group. I also added a bit about the Ansari X prize, and the development of Virgin Galactic. Otherwise, I've just been creating redirection pages and adding links here and there. It's difficult to find things that I know about, that haven't already been covered.

In NSW schools at lunch-time browsing wikipedia[edit]

Yes, that is me (In NSW schools at lunch-time browsing wikipedia). Here I am in a TAFE researching my essay (on ideology) and this message pops up. Wikipedia has been invaluable in researching, and is a huge influence. I have contributed to Wikipedia. So far, only in minor edits, but am thinking on contributing an original article. Have to create a user page soon, but right now have to go to lunch .... bye

craig.lz (user name) -- 02:27, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hello. I joined Wikipedia recently after discovering the Wikitravel sister site. My main interests can be broadly lumped into the categories of biology and Australian culture, although I'm likely to mostly post bits and pieces about whatever I'm drawn to at the time. Abstraktn 08:59, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Heard about Wikipedia in a recent tech column by Paul Gilster in the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer. Jumped in today to read up on the Red Sox after their breathtaking victory in the A.L. Championship Series, and was very impressed to find that several Red Sox-related pages already were updated with accounts of the games. (Loved 'Curse of the Bambino'.)

I have several interests, but the only one for which I'd say I have encyclopedic knowledge is baseball. Therefore, most of my editing will probably be in the baseball topics. Go Sox!

Lkunz 21:32, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I'm Jeb. I discovered Wikipedia for the first time on October 2, 2004. I really love this place! Please teach me how to edit and develop articles here. I find the people here very, very interesting, I already have some of you listed on my InvisionBoard communities. I am looking forward to many delightful years here!! I like this place SO MUCH, I have started a community about the Wikipedia and about Wikis in general!!

Have an excellent day!! :)

Jeb 02:25, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hello, my name is Guillermo Otalora. I am from Colombia. I look forwad to helping Wikipedia in both the English and Spanish versions (as I am proficient in both languages). I have already done some contributions. I did minro corrections to the SImon Bolivar page, and did some English Grammar corrections to the Cyprus Dispute article listed in the attention page.

I want ot know more about how to contribute to Wikipedia, and how to interact with other users. I would also like to know how the WIkipedia administration works, etc.

Thanks. Gotalora 02:55, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)


I have been using Wikipedia for, I feel certain, well over a year, and feel that the Wikipedia is actually delivering on the internet's promise to inform everyone so many years ago. I am gratefull to have the wikipedia to refer to, and proud to be involved with it. Robert.halberg 09:26, 2004 Oct 23 (UTC)


Hi. I'm cution.

cution 18:24, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hey, I'm new here, I thought I'd add some information about my home town East Hampton, New York. I added information about the hamlets it contains and edited their pages to point out that they are hamlets and not towns.

AIM: ChibiGrievre Email:

Grievre 19:38, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Gurmeet S. Kochar[edit]

Hey, I'm Gurmeet from India. IMO, Wikipedia ROCKS!!!

I am in process of translating its web interface to my native language i.e. Punjabi. Can any one tell me what shall I do to bring these changes into effect?


Gurmeet S. Kochar 02:13, Oct 24, 2004 (UTC)

Greetings, says Tom[edit]

Hey, all. If I contribute to anything here, it will probably be programming- (or at least computer-) related. We'll see. --Tom Reinhart 05:11, Oct 24, 2004 (UTC)


Heyas! I'm kinda new to wikipedia, but I think it's great, and I hope I can help contribute some useful things here. Cyrloc 15:30, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Aloha from Tez[edit]

(aka Terry) Woo! for a new way to procrastinate. I did some minor (anon) edits when I first discovered Wikipedia yea on these many (well... 2) years ago, but have now decided to join properly and contribute what I can. I get major mental (and physical) gridlock when I try to write in real life (research journal articles and such), and I'm appreciating the opportunity to just write whatever comes into my head, knowing it's an ongoing process and I can continually fix it up, and that it will undoubtedly get edited to within a nanometre by gazillions of readers with gazillions of viewpoints who don't actually know me and thus don't have overly high expectations of me! Potentially a troublesome attitude, but at least it's getting me writing...

Also wanted to note that I'm quite sad to see all those oldtimers who've written such amazing entries and contributed to the fantastic structures and towering edifices getting jaded and fed up with it all! I don't know any of you, but... "Don't go! Come back! You guys are great!"

Tez 22:32, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Geo Swan[edit]

I won't claim to be an expert in any field.

But I think this wiki is cool.

I am a fan of many fields, including nautical fiction and the history of science.

Geo Swan[edit]

I don't consider myself an expert in any particular field.

But I think this wiki is cool, and I think I can make a contribution in some of the fields where I am a fan, like nautical fiction, nautical history, and the history of Science.

Say hello to James!![edit]

Hey everyone, I first joined Wikipedia on October 17, 2004. I am interested in physiology-related and France-related subjects. I have made major contributions to:

All I have to say is that Wikipedia is a great commmunity!

--JamesTseng 04:19, Oct 26, 2004 (UTC)

Hello all...[edit]

Its really great to see this thing (wiki) working so successfully. Thanks to everybody involved... now, where do i start?


I found Wikipedia by Browsing the Firefox Crew Picks after I downloaded Firefox. I am a psychologist and professor of pharmacology and neuroscience. Free access to excellent quality information is essential.

Mitch Kapor[edit]

Mitch Kapor here. I'm infatuated with the Wikipedia and trying to learn about how it functions so well as an open, decentralized community. Mkapor 22:01, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I'm from Sacramento, CA and am interested in helping contribute to the wiki information about some of the communities and cities here in my region (neighborhoods, community organizations, parks), as well as some of the ecological and recreational resources here like our American River Parkway, the Consumnes River Preserve, Mather Regional Park/Mather Lake. scupper 04:55, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)scupperscupper 04:55, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Hello. I've made some edits related to Solomon's Seal which I hope will be acceptable. Also, if User:AM (whose most recent edit was on 22 Nov 2003) objects to my username, let me know and I'll change it.


Hi all,

I saw an article in yesterdays Guardian (UK newspaper) about Wikipedia and thought I'd take a look.

Work is in the area of nursing informatics and home in Chew Stoke

For more see RodSpace


A paleorthid is a desert soil type (Aridisols) which has been around for awhile and developed umm character. I am a consulting soil scientist (USA) and a webmaster ( As webmaster I get a fair number of inquiries from students asking about soil science. I took my most recent response and adapted it to add it to soil science. I also went into wikitionary and added a few soil science terms. In the process I found an opportunity to clarify how the discipline of soil science is being represented. I wrote Agrology which links back to an original statement on soil science, to address a particularly disturbing inference that agrology=soil science. Researching this before I posted,I found that the agrology=soil science deal is actually in common usage by non-soil scientists and non-agrologists. I think I did the dilemma proper objective treatment on agrology. Look forward to moving ahead along these lines to address some other opportunities I came across. Just need to spend a few more days learning the wiki culture here before I can figure out the best approach. Great place you folks have here, looking forward to this.

See also[edit]

  1. agrology
  2. Edaphology
  3. Pedology
  4. Runoff
  5. Soil Science
  6. Soil Management
  7. Soil biochemistry
  8. Soil chemistry
  9. Soil conservation
  10. Soil genesis
  11. Soil management
  12. Soil mechanics and engineering
  13. Soil microbiology
  14. Soil minerology
  15. Soil physics

Hello All[edit]

I'm a math teacher (soon to be math graduate student) and fan of wikipedia. I'm a little nervous about editing things around here, but I love the project too much to just lurk around. I'm not particularly specialized in any one area, although I majored in math and physics in college. MsMitey 16:17, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)


...Hey, lookit that. A new user log. *whistles innocently* I've been around here for a bit over a week already, but let's see...

How I got here? A friend linked it, when I posted some links on my LJ to interesting stuff I found on Everything2. (I like to wander E2 occasionally, but I'm not entirely comfortable with its layout.)

Interests? Assorted anime, some games, some sci-fi TV series, MU*s, assorted CCGs, designing and reading about fictional worlds... Most of this is listed in depth on my userpage.

Specific fields of knowledge? Er, not much actually; I do know quite a bit about Rockman.EXE, Megaman MUSH, Zoids, Digimon, and one or two others whose names escape me.. And the only ones that I'm up-to-date on are the Rockman/Megaman stuff, really. But there's nothing that I'm truly specialized in at this time.

But, um. I like information, and I happen to have a fair-sized amount of it regarding assorted anime and games. I'll see what I can put here, yes? :D

Talec 01:18, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)