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Joined 6 November 2007

Sunday, December 15, 2019 / Wikipedia now has 5,982,447 articles

If you want to ping meEdit

I recommend {{u|1=7&6=thirteen}}, [[User:7&6=thirteen|7&6=thirteen]], or [[User:7&6=thirteen]]. My user name does not ping in the usual way, because of the ampersand "&". However, I am a Luddite, and my WP:User name has served me well for over a decade; so I am not about to change. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Hello fellow WikipediansEdit

I will try to do good work for the benefit of Wikipedia. Let us work together for a better and free encyclopedia. We can make the world an improved place through shared knowledge. 7&6=thirteen () 10:07, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

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My List of Did You Knows

My favorite tag for use by ill-advised editorsEdit

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 This editor is a
Grandmaster Editor
and is entitled to display this
Lapis Philosophorum Editor Star with the Neutronium Superstar.
  This user has been on Wikipedia for 12 years, 1 month and 9 days.
 This user has earned the
100,000 Edits Award.
 This user is one of the 400 most active Wikipedians.
125,000+This user has made more than 125,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
This user has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian Four years!.
 This user has been a major contributor to over 250 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
 This user has autopatrolled rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 This user has rollback rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 This user has pending changes reviewer rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 This user has new page reviewer rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 This user is a member of the Association of
Structurist Wikipedians
 This user rescues articles for the Article Rescue Squadron.
This user pledges to return to
Old-Fashioned Wikipedian Values.
 This user is a member of the Kindness Campaign.
inclThis user is an inclusionist.
 This user is a WikiGryphon, guardian of treasures; protector from evil, witchcraft and secret slander.
 This editor is a WikiGnome.
 This wise guy user is a WikiGoon.
WTF?This user ALWAYS leaves
an edit summary.
 This user likes to use the thank button.
  This user believes that a user's edit count does not necessarily reflect on the value of their contributions to Wikipedia.
 This user has an academic degree in History - BA .
JDThis user has a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Cycling.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Law.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Michigan.
 This user is obsessed with

  This user is a participant in the Lighthouses WikiProject.
This user is a shining member of WikiProject Lighthouses.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Sailing
 This user is a member of WikiProject Ships.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Magic.


 This user is a member of
WikiProject Dogs.
WOPThis user is a member of WikiProject World's Oldest People
 This user is a bicyclist.
 This user is a Lincoln LS owner.
 This user knows nothing is for free.
 This user is owned by a Leonberger.
  This user is owned by two rather possessive dogs.
 This user supports the right to arm bears.
  This user knows that cats are field agents of an alien empire seeking domination over Earth.
 This user believes 42 cookies is the answer to life. 
This user loves the music of Jaroslav Jakubovič
This user prefers
Real Ale in any form
@This user can be reached by email.
This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.

QWThis user contributes using a QWERTY keyboard.
 This user enjoys reading the newspaper.
 This user has been to the end of Wikipedia. Have you?
 This user made a wrong turn and ended up at the other end of Wikipedia.

A musical interludeEdit

Listen to WikipediaEdit

Seeing and listening to Wikipedia edits as they occur. -- Randy Kryn A Zen-like experience.

My Did You Know awardsEdit

Pivotal thoughtsEdit

Food for thought — trimmed and short is more effectiveEdit

  • Vincent, Sara (4 August 2014). "Sentence length: why 25 words is our limit". Inside GOV.UK.