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Editorofthewiki

Joined 3 January 2008


Editorofthewiki is currently: talking in the third person

Please update this if I have my grammar right!

Today is Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 15:25 (UTC/GMT).
There are 5,972,315 articles on the English Wikipedia.

My bot, EditorBot, was for approval at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/EditorBot, but it failed. The Bot account is reserved, however, and whether or not it will ever be used remains a mystery.

Welcome to my user page. You really should be editing right now. So why are you wasting your time reading this sentence? I could just go on an on about myself, but why should I? Since you are still here right now, I will welcome you under this comfy blanket.

Apparently only 56 or soWikipedians have created more articles than me.

About MeEdit

I started editing under this account shortly after the New Year, 2008, after editing under an IP for a while. My username is derived from that of User:Destroyerofthewiki, a sockpuppet of User:DavidYork71. Instead of destroying the wiki, I want to edit it, and I would have chosen a better username, but all the good ones are taken. I think that I did quite well with what's left, don't you think?

I am an active member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Earthquakes. I don't really have much of a liking of these destructive ruptures, in case you're wondering. They are pretty fun to write about however. My time there has not been wasted: I basically wrote FA 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake (with some copyediting help and some small additions, mostly from from User:LordSunday) and GA 1992 Nicaragua earthquake (also written from scratch--this was speedied while a stub!).

I will tell you nothing about my personal life, since I don't know who you are, except I am a male human from the Planet Earth who was born sometime in the 20th century.

I am a bit of a linguist, as demonstrated by my languageboxes below:

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
es-2Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
fr-2Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
de-1Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
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This user can help out at an advanced level of Simple English.


States and countries visitedEdit

U.S. States visited
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ToolboxEdit

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On other WikisEdit

I have accounts on the following sister projects:

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Stuff to doEdit

About WikipediaEdit

Basics
Help
Policies, Guides, and Resources

The Community
Things to do
Miscellaneous

Tasks that you can doEdit

You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try. (See Wikipedia:Task Center for brief guides.)

Help counter systemic bias by creating new articles on important women.

Help improve popular low quality articles.

New! WikiRank quality and popularity assessment.[1]


Tower of WikipediaEdit

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Recent ChangesEdit

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20 November 2019


Tip of the DayEdit

A comprehensive index for editors

Sometimes, it might be useful to look up a subject in the same way you would do so in a book‍—‌in the index. Wikipedia has an index. To use it‍—‌it is available at the editor's index to Wikipedia.

Although it is called an "editor's index", it is really intended to be an index for anyone involved with Wikipedia in other than the role of a reader. Most of the topics are directly relevant to editing of articles, but some topics are less directly relevant to editing.

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}

Today's featured articleEdit

A Dutch soldier on patrol during the riots
A Dutch soldier on patrol
during the riots

The 1969 Curaçao uprising was a series of riots from 30 May to 1 June on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, then part of the Netherlands Antilles, a semi-independent country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A protest rally during a strike by oil workers turned violent, leading to widespread looting and destruction in the center of Curaçao's capital, Willemstad, as well as two deaths and hundreds of arrests. The protesters achieved their demands for higher wages and the government's resignation. The uprising's leaders gained seats in parliamentary elections in September. A commission investigating the riots put the blame on economic issues, racial tensions, and police and government misconduct. The uprising prompted the Dutch government to undertake new efforts to fully decolonize the remnants of its colonial empire. Suriname, another constituent country of the Netherlands, became independent in 1975, but leaders of the Antilles resisted independence out of fear of economic repercussions. (Full article...)