I am

The Artful Dodger
South African
Born in 1967
A white person of Afrikaner and British ancestry
Fluent (L1) speaker of both English and Afrikaans
I have a BA degree in Communication sciences from the University of South Africa
Physically disabled, wheelchair user due to spina bifida, one of the most common birth defects in many mammal species.
A resident of a small town in the Northern Cape province in the semi-desert Karoo ecoregion

(The above may be regarded as a declaration of my personal systemic biases)

Dodger67 (talk · contribs · logs · block log · page moves · count · edit summaries · non-automated edits · articles created · BLP edits · AfD votes · XfD votes · admin score (beta) · CSD log · previous RfAs)>

Alternative account

I have an alternative account under the username User:Dodger67-test&nonsecure. It is used for the following purposes:

  1. To edit Wikipedia via insecure internet connections.
  2. To enable me to experience the same interface and editing environment as new editors. My usual interface and editing environment has been quite extensively customised and modified over the years. This will allow me to properly assist new editors as I will see the same interface as they do.
  3. Any other situation where editing from an unmodified interface is preferable.

My interests

Shortcuts, Wikilinks, Templates and other stuff I use frequently

URL special character substitution codes:

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This table was originally created by User:Gadget850.

My RFA Inquisition

Articles I have created

  1. Thunder City
  2. WikiProject Disability (created together with other editors)
  3. Disability in the media
  4. Hand-in-cap
  5. Physically integrated dance
  6. Karin Muraszko
  7. Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation
  8. Denel 35mm Dual Purpose Gun
  9. SAS Spear
  10. Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
  11. Velvet Sky (airline)
  12. Aergo Capital
  13. Flagstaff, Eastern Cape
  14. Denel Dynamics Umbani
  15. Truvelo Armoury
  16. Southern Star Airlines
  17. South African National Census of 2011
  18. Air Force Station Port Elizabeth
  19. Paratriathlon
  20. South Africa at the 2012 Summer Paralympics 
  21. Imperial Gift 
  22. Women's sport in Saudi Arabia
  23. Reutech Rogue
  24. Stadium (geometry)
  25. Capsule (geometry)
  26. Disability and disasters
  27. Amici Dance Theatre Company
  28. Cape Town International Jazz Festival - created with Aleksandar Bulovic'
  29. The Cost of Living (2004 film)
  30. John O'Hare (actor)
  31. Paratriathlon at the Summer Paralympics
  32. Kalahari High
  33. Union Defence Force (South Africa) - changed a redirect into an article
  34. National Health Laboratory Service
  35. South African Medical Service - was a historically incorrect (anachronistic) redirect to South African Military Health Service
  36. Paracanoe at the Summer Paralympics
  37. Denel Dynamics Skua
  38. Canta (vehicle)
  39. South African Legion of Military Veterans
  40. Link-ZA
  41. Paracanoe
  42. Olesya Nurgalieva
  43. Elena Nurgalieva
  44. Naval Base Durban
  45. Salisbury Island, Durban
  46. Disability in the United Kingdom
  47. Disability in South Africa (with help from User:Nathan121212)
  48. South African Defence Review 2012
  49. Josef Karl Richter (translated from nl:Josef Karl Richter)
  50. Para-cycling - changed a redirect into an article
  51. Disability in Canada
  52. Disability in Costa Rica
  53. Disability in Japan
  54. Disability in North Korea
  55. National Rehabilitation Hospital (Dublin)
  56. Disability in Peru (together with Megalibrarygirl who did most of the work)
  57. Dignity of risk
  58. Easiness effect
  59. Disability and women's health (with Megalibrarygirl)
  60. Wheelchair basketball in the United States
  61. Marlene le Roux
  62. German Africa Prize
  63. Magda Wierzycka
  64. Cape Town Blitz
  65. Durban Heat
  66. Jozi Stars
  67. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
  68. Paarl Rocks
  69. Tshwane Spartans
  70. Saudi women in the arts
  71. Latrodectus umbukwane
  72. Disability in Samoa
  73. Robert Perske
  74. Banking in South Africa
  75. Daniel du Plessis

Fun stuff

This editor is a Grand High Togneme Vicarus and is entitled to keep the Book of All Knowledge: 2nd Edition.


 This user proudly participates in
WikiProject South Africa.
 This user is a member of the WikiProject Amateur radio
 This user is a member of
WikiProject South Sudan.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Aviation.
 This user is a participant in WikiProject Articles for creation. You can help!
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Cricket.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Women in Red (redlinks→blue)
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
af-4Hierdie gebruiker praat Afrikaans op moedertaalvlak.
nl-1Deze gebruiker bezit beginnende kennis van het Nederlands.
ZAThis user uses South African English.
This user is a translator and proofreader from Afrikaans to English on Wikipedia:Translation.
 This user lives in the Northern Cape.
  This user has been on Wikipedia for 14 years, 4 months and 4 days.
 This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than ten years.
 This user is one of the 900 most active English Wikipedians of all time.
6.7This user has 6.7 centijimbos.
 This user resists the POV pushing of lunatic charlatans.
 This user was a member of the Wikipedia community in January, 2015, when it was awarded the Erasmus Prize.
 This user was a Wikipedian on 2021-01-15, Wikipedia's 20th Anniversary
 This user has access to JSTOR through The Wikipedia Library.

Awards and recognition


  WikiProject Disability Barnstar
Awarded for hard work and excellence, including regular news updates, for
WikiProject Disability. Awarded by: Mirokado (talk) 21:01, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Seconded by Antonu (talk) 11:05, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

  The Teamwork Barnstar
Roger, I thought that this is the appropriate thanks for helping the Sophiatown article get GA status. I could also have selected a copyeditor's barnstar to acknowledge your editing. The reason I chose this one was that you helped and coordinated the whole process and also guided and mentored a novice gently through all of this. Well done. ShiningWolf (talk) 10:43, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
  Wikiwings Barnstar
For meritorious service in the cause of all good things in the Imperial Gift article. Bzuk (talk) 14:50, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
I just wanted to show my appreciation in the way you swiftly closed down the medal ranking debate at Talk:2012 Summer Olympics medal table before it turned into full scale bloodshed. I hope and pray that the discussion doesn't get revisited come Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. Wesley Mouse 14:51, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
  The Seasonal Barnstar
In recognition of the good advice you have given at the help desks throughout the year, I award you this Seasonal Barnstar. -- John of Reading (talk) 18:02, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Have this barnstar for your good, better, best, awesome, magnificent, (oh! I can't remind anything!) work at WP. Anyway happy editing and always go on like this. Pratyya (Hello!) 13:25, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
The AFC Backlog Buster Barnstar

Congratulations, Dodger67! You're receiving The Silverwiki Award because you reviewed 1184 articles during the recent AFC Backlog elimination drive! Thank you for you contributions to Wikipedia at-large and helping to keep the backlog down. We hope you continue reviewing submissions and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! Mdann52 (talk) 17:02, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

  The Articles for Creation barnstar
A barnstar to you for reviewing 175 or more submissions during the WikiProject Articles for creation March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for your work to improve Wikipedia!
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 10:35, 12 April 2014 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation
  The Citation Barnstar
No controversy. Nicely done on Great Stirrup Controversy . 7&6=thirteen () 19:54, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks thanks thanks for all your help! Much appreciated. Marita Dieling (talk) 09:06, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
The AFC Backlog Buster Barnstar

Congratulations, Dodger67! You're receiving the The Articles for Creation Barnstar because you got more than 175 points during the recent AFC Backlog elimination drive in June 2014! Thank you for you contributions to Wikipedia at-large and helping to keep the backlog down. We hope you continue reviewing submissions and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! (tJosve05a (c) 23:50, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for your help. Uaearthub (talk) 11:47, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
thank you Paulhus15 (talk) 22:56, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thanks for the help and Tea invite! AChrisTurner (talk) 20:11, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
  Teahouse Barnstar
This is for your valuable contributions related to teahouse. PATH SLOPU (Talk) 13:48, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

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