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pt-N Este utilizador tem como língua materna o português.
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
es-2 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento intermedio del español.
nl-2 Deze gebruiker heeft basiskennis van het Nederlands.
eo-2 Ĉi tiu uzanto havas meznivelan scion de Esperanto.
sv-1 Den här användaren har grundläggande kunskaper i svenska.
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I use the pseudonym Alumnum (Latin neuter form of alumnus, which means "student", "pupil" or literally "one who has no light") because I feel the need of studying and learning. I am an autodidact and I use Wikipedia as one of the main sources for my studies. My main interests are: culture, right-libertarianism, zoology, geology, psychoactive drugs, speculative fiction, video games, linguistics, astronomy and extraterrestrial life.

I enjoy drinking water, tea, almost any kind of juice, and milk-based sweet beverages (I most often take chocolate milk). I do not like alcoholic beverages and soft drinks; they are too unhealthy. As for food, I eat lots of vegetables and fruit and I try to avoid fried stuff. I'm a pescetarian. I particularly enjoy Chinese and Japanese cuisines and Subway.

I enjoy linguistics and learning languages. I have studied many languages to a certain level, but I can only properly talk in English, my native Portuguese and to a lesser extent Esperanto and Dutch.

Politically, I greatly admire panarchism and right-libertarianism. I don't like coercion (and consequently the state) and think it's essentially unethical. I don't think society needs it at all. But I believe that people should have the right to choose under what government or anarchic system they want to live. I definitely do not get along with some people holding excessively sexist, homophobic, transphobic or racist views, but since I believe in unlimited free speech, they are free to do so. The best thing to do is to educate them about the errors in their ideas; but if they do not want to be educated, they should be ignored.

I don't like the idea of schooling (and to some degree universities) as primary forms of education. In my opinion, it is nearly impossible to teach someone what they do not want to learn, so all education should be voluntary. The internet is one great alternative way of acquiring knowledge: it provides unlimited and free information, book downloading (that's because I'm against copyright), groups to talk to people interested in the same subject and many other forms of education.

The top three sites I visit when online are Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia. I mostly read and edit articles, listen to music, watch educational or entertaining videos, talk to my friends and participate on groups. You can find out more about me in this bunch of userboxes below, which is a bit unorganized (I'm going to fix this sometime).


 This user enjoys the subject of astronomy.
 This user's favourite subject is Geography.
[lɪŋ]This user's favourite subject is Linguistics.
OCDThis user lives with obsessive–compulsive disorder.
 This user has
 This user is short-sighted.
 This user is interested in religion.
 This user has a pet cat.
 This user's favourite animal is the Tiger, regardless of shape, colour, size, etc.!
This user dislikes
BlueThis user loves the colour blue.
IndigoThis user loves the colour indigo.
OrangeThis user loves the colour orange.
  This user contributes using a PC.
 This user contributes using
Google Chrome.

WikiaThis user spends time on Wikia.
 This user has a channel on YouTube.
This user loves
Chinese food
  This user eats sushi.
 This user eats at SUBWAY and eats fresh.
 This user drinks water.
 This user drinks coffee.
  This user drinks chocolate milk.
cvg-3This user is an advanced gamer.
 This user likes to play strategy games on a computer.
 This user is a fan of Role-playing video games.
 This user contributes using Ubuntu.
 This user is a Leo.
 This user was born in the Year of the Tiger.
  This user prefers cold weather.
 This user has extended confirmed rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
wiki-4This user is an expert Wikipedia editor.
 This user is excessively addicted to Wikipedia.

 This user is of Italian ancestry.
  This user is of Russian ancestry.
 This user has brown eyes.
 This user has black hair.
  This user is right-handed.
 This user enjoys Classical music.
 This user loves opera.
 This user studies national anthems.
 This user has a high-definition television set.
 This user is a checkers player.
HP This user is a Harry Potter fan.
遊戯王This user is prepared to duel.
KH2This user has gone into final form.

Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
Thou/YeThis user wants to resurrect the T–V distinction in English.
theyThis user frequently uses singular they as it is a handy gender-neutral pronoun.

theyThis user considers his or her use of singular they non-standard, but less evil than his or her use of wordy references to him or her.
mankindThis user supports the use of gender-neutral language.
Regarding gender, neutrality is vernacular. Patriarchy is archaic.
y'allThis user believes that y'all is a real word, but ain't isn't one.ain't
y'allThis user thinks y'all serves a useful purpose as a second-person plural pronoun, and would like to see y'all use it more often.
ubiquitous ≠ widespreadThis user asserts that the more common word is often not the most precise.
try and
try to
This user tries to discourage usage of "try and".
byThe passive voice may be used by this user.
subj This user likes that the subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, she would use it.
"There's" with a plural subjectThis user knows that "there's" with a plural subject is a pervasive grammatical error. There's There are too many people making this mistake. Don't be one of them.

to¦goThis user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
…in.Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
It’s really not that hard to use each word in its proper manner.
which & thatThis user knows how to use which and that correctly.
much & manyThis user understands the difference between much & many.

English Singulars: "The data is..." This user recognizes that "data", "media", and "agenda" have become incorporated into English as singular nouns.
golden toad This user advocates lowercase common names in an encyclopedia.

. TheThis user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
A, B, and
A and B
This user prefers to use the serial comma only when its omission can be confusing.
’sThis user realises that plural nouns should not have an apostrophe while possessive words should!
"…"This user favours typewriter style quotation marks over typographic ones.
US vs. UK
This user uses "logical quotation marks". Forcing internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a nationalistic style issue!
"…"?This user thinks "British punctuation is best for quotation marks". Do you?
This user terminates excessive use of exclamation points and question marks on sight. Grow up!
 This user terminates unquoted ellipses on sight. This is not your blog. We end sentences properly.
;This user knows how to use a semicolon correctly.
ANAL 3This user will not correct you're bad grammar.
UKThis user uses British English.
 This user employs a more formal style of writing in articles than in talk pages.
you oneThis user knows that one should not use "you" in encyclopedia articles or other formal works.

This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Katakana or Hiragana.

漢字-1This user has a basic understanding of the Kanji script.
 This user is fascinated by Oracle bone script.

IntS-2This uxor's Internet slang is k, but TBH, they're still mostly a lurker.
LE-1This user's been known to screw up the occasional sentence and make the occasional typo, but is otherwise pretty accurate with regards to English.
fgn-2This user speaks several dialects of foreign.
ubxThis user uses userboxes.
...This user would like to know oodles more languages.
sar-1This user does not wish to speak or hear sarcasm, but is resigned to the necessity of at least understanding it in an environment of massive collaboration.
Wrld-ish!Deze user puede falar prawie allt und often mélange tutto

 This user has been scratched several times by their pet cat.
 This user is owned by one or more cats.
 This user is interested in aviation.
 This user is a Boeing 747 fan.

BAThis user's favourite airline is British Airways. 

 This user is car-free. 
  This user likes all of the colors.
 This user likes Colours!!
Com-2This user is at an intermediate comedic level. They can back slap with the best of them.
XDThis user is interested in comedy, and may enjoy writing or performing it.
 This user believes that laughter is a medicine that should be taken several times a day!!!
 This user thinks that Charles Chaplin is the greatest actor of all time.
This user uses an Nvidia GeForce graphics card.
QWThis user contributes using a Qwerty keyboard.
intel CoreThis user contributes with a computer based on the Intel Core i7 microprocessor.
 Like Winston Churchill, this user is in good health because he doesn't practice any sport.
 This user is a checkers player.
 This user enjoys chess.
  This user plays Yu-Gi-Oh!
XIIThis user plays Final Fantasy XII.
MC This user plays Minecraft.
 This user is opposed to regional lockout.
 This user likes both the PSP and the DS. 
 This user's favorite character from the Mario series is Mario.
This user maintains a Facebook profile.
This user uses Google Maps.
 This user has a Google account.
AddThis user is found on many virtual communities.
 This user's favourite search engine is Google.
Don't be evil This user would be lost without Google.
 This user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
math-1This user can contribute with basic mathematical skills.
 This user prefers the metric system.

 This user enjoys listening to music.

 This user is a Songwriter
 This user enjoys music by Josquin des Prez.
 This user enjoys music by Johann Sebastian Bach.
 This user enjoys music by
Ludwig van Beethoven.
 This user enjoys music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
This user has great respect for
Antonín Dvořák.
 This user enjoys the music of Johann Strauss II.
 This user enjoys Fado.
 This user enjoys folk music.
 This user fancies Celtic music.
 This user enjoys early music.
 This user enjoys Baroque music.
 This user listens to ragtime music.
 This user enjoys ambient music.

 This user enjoys electronic music.
 This user enjoys computer and video game music outside gaming.
 This user enjoys sacred music.
 This user enjoys Christian hymns
  This user is interested in
  This user is interested in philosophy.
  This user enjoys his/her privacy.

 This user likes René Descartes.
 This user is interested in

 This user knows that space is the future.
 This user loves astronomical cosmology.
 This user thinks the moons of the Solar System are more interesting than the planets.
98This user is supportive of the new definition of planet.
 This user would like to know what a black hole looks like from inside, but doesn't want to investigate it personally.
 This user is interested in planetary geology. 
 This user would like to
ski Enceladus.
 This user hails from or lives on Earth.
 This user is interested in Biology.
This user is interested in
DNA and genetics

  This user accepts evolution as a biological fact.

This user supports protection of the environment.
 This user is an ape
 This user is interested in human impacts on the environment.
  This user has a keen interest in learning about Chemistry.
 This user knows the dire side effects of dihydrogen monoxide.
Do you?
 The ancestors of this user hunted
mammoth and mastodon.
So how was your day?
 This user is interested in geology.
  This user is interested in the natural sciences.
  This user is interested in Paleontology.
 This user is interested in
 This user is interested in Pathology.
 This user is interested in medicine.
 This user is fascinated by tornadoes, but has never encountered one and does not wish to.
  This user enjoys watching the weather.
This user enjoys tracking weather, and might have a personal weather station.
 This user loves rainy days.
 This user likes foggy days.
  This user is interested in meteorology.  
°CThis user uses the Celsius scale, as they find it superior in every way to Fahrenheit.
 This user did not participate in the Earth Hour event.
 This user explores the universe with Celestia.
 This user prefers and supports Copyleft licensing.
 This user sometimes still makes art and graphics with MS Paint.
 This user supports The Pirate Bay.
  This user uses Google Earth often.

 This user is interested in architecture.
 This user enjoys drawing.
 This user is an art lover.
 This user enjoys writing.
 This user is interested in
 This user is interested in clocks and watches. 
 The Eye is watching this user.
 This user likes to sleep.
 This user is interested in psionics.
 This user can make The Spinning Dancer turn both ways.
 This user has been
meaning to join the
Procrastinators' Club
for several years.
 This user enjoys skygazing and astronomy.
 This user enjoys singing.
MAGICThis user is interested in Magic
 This user enjoys photography.
 This user hopes we can Save the Amazon Rainforest.
 This user is interested in maps.
This user is interested in maps and mapmaking.
     This user likes Flags
 "You have your way. I have my way. As for
  the right way, the correct way, and the only
  way, it does not exist."
    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche 
 This user loves knowledge.
This user is interested in Criminology
 This user is interested in law.
 This user is interested in economics.
 This user is interested in East Asian culture.
 This user is interested in political science. 
This user is interested in geopolitics.
 This user is interested in literature

 This user recycles waste when possible.

 This user supports sustainable living.
  This user is interested in recycling  

 This user loves the environment and wants to protect it.
This user does not smoke.
 This user remembers VHS. ±
FLThis user enjoys creating Fictional Lands
 This user is interested in computer science.

  This user is interested in retrocomputing.
 This user enjoys siesta.
 This user enjoys watching pointless animations.

  This user is interested in
 SOBER This user is alcohol free.
 This user is interested in conworlding/conlanging. 

This user is interested in fantasy.  
This user enjoys pornography.

School This user doesn't like school.
 This user is interested in sociology.
 This user is interested in psychology.

 This user enjoys reading fiction.
 This user enjoys reading non-fiction.
  This user enjoys geofiction.

This user enjoys works of
 This user reads science fiction.
 This user enjoys reading alternate history fiction.
 This user enjoys reading historical fiction.

  This user enjoys reading Biographies.

This user enjoys the works of Isaac Asimov.
This user enjoys the works of
J. R. R. Tolkien.

  This user believes that "all the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players".
George Orwell taught this user everything they need to know about the government.
 This user enjoys reading poetry.
This user loves writing, but can hardly find the time to do so.

 This user despises 3-D films.
 This user is an Indiana Jones fan.
PULP The truth're the weak, and I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin' Ringo...I'm tryin' REAL HARD to be the shepherd.

 This user does not have a television set.
 This user knows that the mainstream media is just a brainwashing tool.
d'oh!This user thinks The Simpsons is simply...excellent.
iCarlyThis user is a fan of iCarly.
Zoey 101This user is a fan of Zoey 101.

 This user is an anime and manga fan.
^_^This user watches anime.
^_~This user loves hentai.
This user prefers to keep their notes in their watch.
 This user considers himself self-educated.
 This user thinks you can learn a lot by editing an Encyclopedia.
  This user is an autodidact in a wide range of subjects that he or she never took in school or college.
 This user is self-educated to an advanced college level.

 This user constantly experiences eye floaters.
This user can lick his/her own elbow.
This user can not put his whole fist in his mouth.
 This user rejects any violence towards women. 
Live after deathThis user supports Body donation after death

There are
types of people. Those who read binary and those who don't.
 Oh no: this user has way too many userboxes.
This user is a mammal.

 This user likes jokes and humor.
 This user likes stupid pictures

 This user likes stupid signs

 This user likes userboxes.
 This user likes to brag about being born on J. K. Rowling's birthday. Do you think you can top that?
 This user is not a dragon but will probably be one in his next life
 This user loves spaceships
o.OThis user is wierd
  The sanity of this user has been disputed. Refer to the talk page to discuss this topic.
 This user often makes mistakes while typing, and would like to take this oppurtunity to aoplogiae.

 This user enjoys looking at images that they do not understand.

 This user likes to use redundant userboxes that are redundant.
 It is possible that this user is an alien, but this is not yet proven. Please do not go near this user with loud music.
This user doesn't know what the hell s/he's doing.

 What do you want?
I n f o r m a t i o n.

 This user believes that anyone who thinks Wikipedia is an unreliable source should continue their quest to find a better website.

 This user is confused by every aspect of life, including his/her own confusion.

This user knows how to read Roman numerals, and also likes to make silly puns with them. 490

secular This user supports the separation of religion and state.

LegalizeThis user wants to legalize everything!
 This user opposes copyright, and encourages the free exchange of culture.
?This user follows their own political ideals.

 This user believes in the right of every human being to have access to Wikipedia.
 This user supports instant-runoff voting.

 This user supports the independence of Tibet.
 This user supports the independence of Taiwan and a Republic of Taiwan.
NonPThis user is not affiliated with a party.

  This user opposes all forms of Islamism and Islamofascism.

 This user supports no government or government that is extremely limited.
 This user supports unschooling and anarchist education.
 This user would prefer anarchy to tyranical government.
 This user is a libertarian.
 This user believes that anarcho-capitalism is an ideal system of government — in theory. This may not reflect this user's actual views, however.
  This user is a Capitalist.

 This user is against communism.

  This user is interested in environmentalism.
OverpopulationThis user believes that people create more resources than they consume.
  This user is a Constitutional Monarchist.
 This User supports the restoration of the monarchy in Portugal
 This user is interested in the debate over abortion.
PCThis user supports a woman's right to choose, and opposes any restrictions on abortions.
  This user supports stem cell research.
 This user believes that just because abortion is immoral, that doesn't mean it should be illegal (just like adultery, divorce, and war).
 This user believes contraceptives should be freely available to everyone.
  This user is interested in animal rights issues.
 This user thinks that bullfighting should be extinct.

 This user generally supports the death penalty, but feels it should be only be used against those convicted of the most serious crimes (murder, rape, etc.).
  This user prefers that the death penalty be used very sparingly.
 This user is a liberal who supports the death penalty in certain situations, such as this one.
  This user is against the War on Drugs.
  This user supports drug policy reform; knowing that prohibition is immoral, counterproductive, illiberal and doesn't work.
  This user is pro-cannabis.
 This user supports the full legalisation of cannabis and other soft drugs.
 This user supports the legalization of all drugs.
  This user does not use drugs, but figures people should be able to use recreational drugs in their own home if they're responsible about it.
 This user supports
school choice.
  This user supports Unschooling.

EuThis user supports euthanasia and believes people have the right to die if they so choose.Su
  This user opposes removing guns from the civilian populace.

 This user believes in gender equality.
 This user is a feminist.
  This user believes that we all need to fight for indigenous rights

</label>This user does not wish to limit his or her sexual experiences by applying a label indicating a specific sexual orientation.
  This user supports equal rights for queer people.
 This user is a strong supporter of the LGBT community and sees nothing wrong with being queer.
 This user supports the legalization of same-sex marriage.
     This user supports both straight and gay marriages, and is against any restrictions on who can marry.
 This user is opposed to
political censorship.
 This user believes that politicians should not interfere with Public news broadcasting.  
This user supports
alternative media.
This user believes race does not exist except as an oppressive social construct and will oppose racism by any means necessary.
 This user is interested in the history of the struggle against apartheid.
 This user believes religion should have no role to play in politics.
 This user is against compulsory state sanctioned prayer in public schools.
  This user believes if you're old enough to go to war, you're old enough to drink alcohol.
      This user supports secessionist and autonomist groups so long as a majority of the people living within the region in question support secession or further autonomy, that it is achieved through nonviolent means only and that the minority that do not support independence are treated with respect.
 This user supports the division of oversized countries and wants to see the US, Canada, Russia, China, Australia and Mexico dissolve into Nation States.
 This user believes that the borders of African Countries should be redrawn to reflect the nations and tribes of Africa.  
 This user supports the
globalization movement.
  This user believes in the power of nonviolence.

 This user opposes conscription.
 This user is against involuntary military service.

 This user believes that except in extreme circumstances, starting a war is one of the worst things a country can do.
 This user supports peace in space.
 This user has visited 2 of the
206 countries in the world.
 This user has left the planet Earth 0 times.
 This user wants to visit Antarctica.
 This user has visited the United Kingdom.
 This user is interested in the
Oceans of the Earth.
 This user is interested in the
Landmasses of the Earth.
 This user is interested in
 This user believes in Santa Claus.
 This user wants to compile and preserve the sum of all human knowledge.
 Everyone has points of view with inherent cultural biases—recognition is the first step to achieving NPOV.

  This user believes that a user's edit count does not necessarily reflect on the value of their contributions to Wikipedia.
 This user is one of 138,933 active users.

This user is against advertisements on Wikipedia.
YOUThis user dies a little inside whenever s/he sees the word you in an article.
 This user believes in civility and assuming good faith.

  This user loves Wikipe-tan, the cutest personification of Wikipedia.
 This user has userboxitis.
~~~~Alumnum signs their posts and thinks you should too!
 This user is excessively addicted to Wikipedia.