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I feel necessary to give some background information about myself, because people keep making wrong assumptions. I am a Dutch citizen living in the Netherlands. I was born in 1967. In real life, I am a theoretical physicist specializing in condensed matter physics and nanoscience. I am a professor at Delft University of Technology. Someone has written a Wikipedia article about me, it is a bit outdated, but contains some further details if you are interested in. It also obviously contains my real name.
I have been administrator here since 2013; I had half a year break in the first half of 2018. Besides the English Wikipedia, I have advanced permissions on Commons (administrator), Wikidata (administrator and bureaucrat), and the Russian Wikivoyage (administrator). These are the four projects which I edit on a daily basis (with the exception of five minor Wikipedias where I add the image of the day every day). I used to be active on the Russian Wikipedia, and was twice elected to the Arbitration Committee there, but I left that project in 2011 and have not edited it since. I may occasionally edit some other projects, but I do not do so on a regular basis, and I usually have no idea what is going on there. I also have a global rollback.
Here, I both contribute content and perform maintenance. What I am exactly doing drifts with time, you can have a look of my recent edits to have an idea. I keep away from quality content (FA and GA) since I believe it is best left to native speakers of English. Contentwise, I mainly try to contribute to the topics I have advanced understanding, but mostly not related to my professional interests.
I have a couple of articles about my employer on my watchlist and occasionally edit them. I am not paid for that, and, in fact, I do not think my employer can recognize my user name. I never made major edits to any of them.
I had to create an alt account, Ymblanter_alt, due to some difficulties I encountered. I am not planning to edit using that account. The account currently is only registered on Commons.
The theory that I find most credible as an explanation of the decline of the community since 2007 is the end of the "SoFixIt" culture and its replacement by the templating culture which some consider newbie biting and which has lead to hundreds of thousands of articles disfigured by garish templates calling attention to problems that somebody hopes someone else will understand and fix. By WereSpielChequers, .
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