and probably cannot help you Wikipedia-wise if you need it. Please try elsewhere. Thanks!
Let's make a pact, you and me...don't make assumptions about me and I won't make assumptions about you.
I try to think the best about others...so try to think the best about me, OK?!?
Assuming good reasons for our fellow Wikipedia editors' behavior should be the first thing we do BEFORE we reach for the keyboard...
Stating that "Our social policies are not a suicide pact" is not really a decent excuse for any Wikipedian's poor behavior.
And I really hate it when good editors feel they have to leave...I mean, I can understand retiring, but I miss so many people who aren't around any more for one reason or another.
Sometimes?...sometimes I adopt really crappy orphan articles and when others come along and change and/or improve my efforts,
I know I don't "own" the article and I don't edit war about it but it sometimes just breaks my heart.
True Confession: I am not a coder, I am not a computer-person. I do not understand Linux or Flow or liquid threads or almost any aspect of the technical side of Wikipedia...all I know Is that I love words. I love being part of this project. I love making knowledge accessible to people. So I taught myself by cutting & pasting the code from articles and from Wiki-gimmicks that I liked, from pestering people who knew their way around (especially User:Chzz). The high I got from mastering the language and learning how to make things look right?... PRICELESS.
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Welcome and introductionEdit

Hi, Shearonink. This is NOT some automated message...it's from a real person. You can talk to me right now. Welcome to Wikipedia! I noticed you've just joined, and wanted to give you a few tips to get you started. If you have any questions, please talk to us. The tips below should help you to get started. Best of luck!  Chzz  ►  22:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

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Good luck with editing; please drop me a line some time on my own talk page.

There's lots of information below. Once again, welcome to the fantastic world of Wikipedia!

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At the end of Wikipedia is a black mountainEdit

When all article titles (~ 5.9 million) are sorted alphabetically the last one in the list is 黑山 -- GreenC 03:22, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Picture of the Day - December 27, 2016Edit

I just liked the photos of this chapel so much I just had to keep them around. All the time.

Picture of the Day: The interior of the Romanesque Chapel of St. John in Pürgg, Styria, Austria. The frescos date from the 12th century, probably around 1160, the crucifix from the 11th century.
The exterior of that church

DYK 29 January 2020Edit

These pics too - from one of the DYK articles for today...

Did you know ... that the bell of the Church of the Good Shepherd (pictured), one of New Zealand's most photographed buildings, commemorates photographer and explorer Edward Sealy?

Seen on User talk:El CEdit

Yeah...another favorite pic. Enjoy.

Want to post here? A simple request then...Edit

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