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Abstract painting (2019); I have been editing a few artist profiles these last few days, and one of them got me thinking about my own work. Here's a painting from earlier in 2019.

Self-Certification to a COI Charge.Edit

This morning (August 14, 2020) - I saw a COI charge being posted on my talk page User talk:Ktin#August 2020. In response, I would want to state that:

  1. I do not have any conflict of interest with any of the topics that I have edited nor with any that I intend to edit in the future. My edits usually are across a broad range of topics, but, roughly span - persons of prominence, startups, investments, local institutions, and books / authors that I might have read.
  2. I further certify that I am not paid for any of my online interactions, and definitely not paid for any of my online actions here at Wikipedia.

Words to live byEdit

Commandments to make Wikipedia the WORLD, a better place!

  1. Intellectual humility: There are always going to be topics, areas, domains, subjects, and even universes, about which we would know lesser than others.
  2. Feedback is a gift: Bi-directional. When we receive feedback, that is a gift. When someone seeks feedback, they are seeking a gift. Allow them that.
  3. Positions can evolve: We all have starting positions. But, allow it to evolve as newer data comes available. More so, allow it to evolve as other opinions come available. That is not a bad thing.
  4. Thank you, and Sorry, are good words: What more can I say here.
  5. Always be kind!

BooksEdit

Currently reading (2020):

  • Weiner, Eric, 1963-. The Socrates express : in search of life lessons from dead philosophers (First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition ed.). New York. ISBN 978-1-5011-2901-8. OCLC 1184037372. |edition= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Philip Coggan: More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy
  • Neil MacGregor: Germany: Memories of a Nation
  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia: Backstage: The Story of India's High-growth Years

Just finished reading (2020):

Bit of NarcissismEdit

Wikipedia:In the news and Wikipedia:Did you know Contribution Matrix
Contribution Volumes
Low High
My impact

on articles

High E.g. Low volume but high impact rewrites

Arts

Services

Leaders / World History

Science / Business / Economics

Books etc.

Sports etc.

E.g. Comprehensive rewrites / new articles

Arts

Services

Leaders / World History

Science / Business / Economics

Books etc.

Low E.g. Basic edits to meet homepage hygiene;

nominations for homepage

Arts

Services

Leaders / World History

Science / Business / Economics

Books etc.

Sports etc.

E.g. Comprehensive citations; basic content

revisions and streamlining

Arts

Services

Leaders / World History

Science / Business / Economics

Sports etc.


ResourcesEdit

Reminders for myselfEdit


  This user has been on Wikipedia for 14 years, 7 months and 4 days.
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