I used to edit Wikipedia occasionally. I still do. But nowadays I, for some strange reason, spend too much time reading talk pages, Village pump threads and other places where red hot debates happen. That usually makes me sad, angry and worked up, and it isn't uncommon that I type long replies with more fury than eloquence. Usually, I come to my senses and close the browser before hitting 'Save'. Sometimes I don't.

There are a lot of people on Wikipedia who don't WP:AGF, and far too often I am one of those.

I'm attempting to stay in article space from now on. It will be interesting to see if I succeed. /Coffeeshivers (talk) 18:19, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

User boxes edit

I'm not a fan of user boxes, but here are some...

 This user is proud to be a European.
 This user is an atheist.
 This user is a bicyclist.
 This user enjoys skiing.
 Ka mate
This user supports the
McLThis user supports the McLaren Formula 1 Team.
C#-3This user is an advanced C# programmer.
Java-2This user is an intermediate Java programmer.
' This user prefers Commonwealth spelling.
NZ-4This user has a near-native understanding of New Zealand English.
This user stands against advertisements on Wikipedia.

The democracy/republic chart edit

Republics Monarchies
Democratic Italy, USA Canada, Netherlands
Not democratic Cuba, Turkmenistan Saudi Arabia, Brunei

Saving this for use on ref desk. People seem to have trouble with these concepts...