Sortition

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Proposed changes to the legislature of the Parliament of Tasmania: A single legislative body of 50-100 people is selected randomly from the population and makes laws. One of their duties is the selection of seven members of an executive council

I am the founder of New Tasmanian Democracy, a group aiming to implement Sortition into the Tasmanian parliament.

Userboxes

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I have too many of them. If you want to see the teeming millions of userboxes that define me, go to my userbox page. (To Robert from Church, click that link)

Click here to see all the userboxes I have created and feel free to improve them.

And now, an award...

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 This user has been awarded a barnstar for their contributions to WikiProject Userboxes.

For your tireless work and good naturedness towards all, especially on the New Userboxes Discussion Page. Enjoy! MichaelHenley (Page-Talk-Contribs) 06:41, 8 May 2007 (UTC) Cool. My first one! it took me 3½ years...

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The following interests have yet to have userboxes created:

Jim and OSO

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 This user has been lucky enough to meet Jimbo.  
 
Grace Hotel, Sydney, 25 April 2007
















Man: "I'm Peter Watts, from the Group." [He hands Frank an envelope.]

Watts: "I would have faxed you, but I wanted to introduce myself."

Frank: "I heard you were down looking at the body. Did you find anything?"

Watts: "A few things slipped by. One salient oversight... "

Why I like contributing to Wikipedia

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Ever since 1998 when I went online, I found that I was engaging in all sorts of intellectual debate in message boards. Too many times the debates ended up being trolled and I dreaded going back to debates. I also found that I spent a huge amount of time researching and preparing these responses - and then realising after 2-3 weeks that no one read them and that they were lost forever.

Wikipedia allows me to create articles and modify articles without having to bump into direct conflict. Because I have to be NPOV it means that I have to be reasonable in my prose which is less likely to cause offense.

Wikipedia also allows me to work on it whenever I feel like it. There are no deadlines. I do not have to contribute on one particular day if I don't want to. It is always there for me to go to whenever I feel like it.

And finally the work I do on Wikipedia is meaningful. I am creating text that people can use and think about. Even if my work gets modified, the fact is that it has been used to build something better. Moreover, the work seems likely to endure. It could be that in 20-30 years my work on Wikipedia will still be available and accessed by many.

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Really interesting pages

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