Wikipedia:New user log/January 2005
Morton Lin : Here I am !
I'm an engineer who worked in CCL, ITRI, Taiwan. All I want to say is, "WIKIPEDIA, you have my sword."
Morton.lin 09:01, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hi everyone. I'm a student at Stanford University, and I'm just here because the articles are fascinating to read, and I would like to help out in any way I can to this amazing compilation. I have lots of interests, and am majoring in Biological Sciences, but have a lot of learning ahead of me (both about writing here and in life).
Gccwang 00:06, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
d33j4y - hello world!
Hello. I've been lurking in the shadows for a couple of years, and finally thought it was time to come out of the cold. Wikipedia has been phenomenally useful to me, and I hope to be able to give something back. Cheers! D33j4y 18:38, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hi everyone, I'm an astronomer who lives in New York City. I've joined because I feel the obligation to expand the article on my brother Neal Fredericks, who died last August. (I promise to not be unseemly!)
My interests include astronomy (obviously), music, movies, science fiction/fantasy, history, and web design.
I've often found my way to Wikipedia because I answer questions for NASA's Ask a High Energy Astronomer.
Etacar11 21:48, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello, my name is of course Stephen Deloney. I actually heard about this site while listening to the Library of Congress's Series on the digital future. I find the total idea thoroughly facinating. I am happy to participate in this great program. I am currently a high school senior at Saint James HS in Montomery, Alabama. I am interested in Psychology, Astronomy, Socialogy, and Religion. I am a United Methodist and intend to go into the ministry in a few years. I accept science and "the real world" theories such as evolution don't bother me. I find that I am able to think out of the box on issues such as God, Jesus, and scripture. Needless to say I might get excommunicated before I make it up the aisle to my pulpit
I have been checking out this page for a long time now, and I have mostly been interested in the TV Shows. Most notably, I'm working on an episode list for the show "Soul Train", and I hope that this would be a good contribution to the Wikipedia page. Thank you for welcoming me into this space.
I've used the Wikipedia as a useful information resource quite a few times. Sitting at home on holidays, I decided to sign up and add to a few articles, so here I am. ScottDavis 07:25, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Consequencefree - Hello to you
Found my way to Wiki because it pops up on nearly every google search I make. I'm interested in too much to list. From the lower mainland of beautiful British Columbia I love the outdoors almost as much as the indoors. The idea--an online encyclopedia for edit by anybody--is intriguing. I hope to make worthwhile contribution! [[User:Consequencefree|Ardent†∈]] 07:22, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- Heya! Our member names are a wee bit similar. 22.214.171.124 09:47, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- D'oh! Helps if I'm logged in. –– Constafrequent (talk page) 09:49, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello from Louisiana
I've been hearing about these blogs since the elections and thought I'd check it out so I suppose I'm signed in now :)
I'm looking forward to learning more about Wikipedia, and hopefully contributing. I really like what I've seen so far about how the community manages itself. I'm a PHP hobbyist, and expect to be taking a look under the hood sooner or later to learn more about the site engine. I was a professional copy editor some years ago, though my editorial chops are a little rusty. My interests are widely varied and terribly esoteric. Please be gentle as the learning curve is scaled! Mr. Nobody 22:58, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Finally saying hi...
I've been reading the Wikipedia for a long time and finally decided to de-lurk. I'm a computer system administrator and video game enthusiast with a fondness for random knowledge. Pinball22 07:57, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hey from C.J.
I'm a French-born British-American studying history and politics at Liverpool. I've been on Wiki for a few months, I love it. I can't remember how I found it, through google I think. I spend a lot of my time on Wiki just clicking from article to article, from TV series, mangas, philosophy or autoerotic asphyxiation, it so easy to just browse and enjoy the knowledge. I mostly edit political articles or the odd historical or french culture article, oh and typo-grammar-better-wording edits.
Greetings from a WikiGnome
Hi all, I've been doing small changes for a while now, improving Wikipedia by removing vandalism and making minor additions. I think of myself as a WikiGnome, small improvements and without much fuss. I tend to avoid the big issues on talk pages. I'm thinking of changing this, hence my "hello." Hi all, and welcome to Wikipedia.
Tyro the Kinky Kitty 21:59, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)
New User: Paul Hammond
Hi Everybody. I'm a 33 year old Brit who just stumbled into Wikipedia a few days ago, through a reference to an article on Usenet, and decided to register. Haven't really written my Userpage yet. Mostly I have been editing articles about Doctor Who, and I intend to write up a few serial synopses. PaulHammond 15:37, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Greetings. LowKey from Ipswich, Qld (that's Oz). I've been rummaging in wikipedia for a while now, and decided that it's time to de-lurk and contribute. Not planning anything major yet. I want to get my user page sorted out, & I'll probably mostly contribute via the cleaning department or typo team until I'm more comfortable with editing. LowKey 13:02, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
hi. I am (still) a student in computers. I live in France, near Paris. But i love wikipedia in english because it is more international an complete. I want to enhance the quaity of pages about software and computers, also to improve the description of various software programs as well as a guide to all existing programs on each category. Dont forget wikipedia is based on free software and is only the one and only place to expand the organized knoledge we have about the world. It is no to me only a book of reference, like real encyclopedias, but a place where people can find out more about the word. Wikipedia comes into the sceene when Google and normal forums have too much information, bad quality information. (that was not against goolge and normal forums).
I joined wikipedia only once, but wikipedia is going to help me get involved where thinks are hapening (in contradiction with google who will show me more than 30000 results when i search for a good open-source trategy game). Here we are, i like this game, please take a look on my page to find more. (you can try searching for "best strategy free game" on google and you will be amaized how many "free" games are there; but on wikipedia you will click only once to find what free realy means...think GNU and open source) Moa3333 14:03, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Very glad to be here
Wow. Want to be part of this instead of hearing about it and then playing catch up. Great stuff, great colaboration...what a forum.
Looking forward to participating. Adventure Chicken 20:50, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I'm new, help please?
I'd like to join the team here, but how does one get one's own name and tell area of expertise?
Guardian of Light (is this the proper way to put my name, or is it real name?) 126.96.36.199 00:54, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. I hope you enjoy it here, and look forward to your contributions. If you create an account, all your edits will automatically have your name on (pseudonyms are fine; see Wikipedia:Usernames for more info); in case you haven't picked up on it (which it looks like you have), the magic code for automatically signing in a discussion is ~~~~.
- But as for "joining the team" and "telling your area of expertise", just be bold - go forth and edit right now, and you're bound to pick things up as you go along. You'll find most people are very friendly, but don't be put off if someone is a bit blunt when you slip up on one of our many policies and guidelines, it happens to the best of us! If you really want to help in a particular area, you might find there's a "WikiProject" co-ordinating effort in the area - or maybe you could suggest a new one. Finally, if you need any help, you can always ask at the help desk, or start a discussion at the village pump. Once again, welcome! - IMSoP 01:47, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hi, A student here just hoping to learn and contribute to wikipedia
New to this wiki business
I've used Wikipedia for a few years now, but I that the fact that I can actually edit the pages really easily has finally hit me. I hope to be able to share my interest in Final Fantasy and Japanese Culture. Now I can have a place to vent some of my obsessions. :) Baltakatei 22:40, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I've known Wikipedia since August 2003 and I've made several contributions from February-December 2004. See my User page for a little more about me as a Wikipedian. Georgia guy 22:57, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hi all! I've been reading the wiki for a while, and finally decided to make myself useful. I am a journalist by trade and am interested in an odd assortment of stuff, including a lot of popular culture (especially music, especially alt/indie/punk rock), a little history, modern literature, some true crime, etc. I live in Arlington, Va. Secretcurse 23:49, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
New Participant: CocoaZen
Hi! I've used Wikipedia as a source many times and have recently started participating in other wikies. I look forward to contributing to this excellent effort! - CocoaZen 23:04, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Not exactly "new"
I'm only "new" to the wikiworld inasmuch as this type of interaction is itself new. I wrote my first wikipedia article probably over 2 years ago...but if introductions are necessary, I guess now's as good a time as any to make mine... I'm a (omg) 32 year old single Jewish guy from the US (originally from Puerto Rico), interested in pretty much every realm of Jewish study, as well as in basically every aspect of Comparative Religion, Anthropology, Archaeology, Physics, Astronomy, Comparative Linguistics and Computer Science, and any number of other fields. :-) Had I time to do so, I would devote all of it to the wikiworld, because I believe so strongly in the universal right of access to information. Unfortunately, I am only conversant in English, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Papiamento, Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Blue Hmong. Interesting stupid fact about myself: when other kids in junior high school might have been bored, I invented a new language, which I named Mágwos (pronounced "MAHNG-gwos" for the almost-illiterate English-speakers in the audience...), based on modified and normalized Indo-European roots.
- It's a shame you don't speak any African language, really. — mark ✎ 01:34, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)
great to be here
After hearing Wikipedia referenced around the office water cooler, I decided I should be a part of it. I humbly hope to contribute, having benefitted from the vast amounts I've taken. I'm currently working on a PhD in Physics (in Boulder, CO), but like most, I have many varied interests. I've only made minor contributions so far, but have plans for expanding a few articles. Can I call myself a Wikipedian yet? Archie Paulson 18:05, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- Sure! Physics is not exactly my piece of cake (I'm more at home in linguistics), but it's always great to have more PhD's on board. I wonder what you think of the Wikipedia coverage of physics. — mark ✎ 01:54, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello all. Like others, I found the wikipedia via google. My background is game development, especially graphics and networking, so I'll probably sniff around in that topic for articles to write/edit :) Modnar 22:01, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hi, I just discovered Wikipedia tonight, browsing the internet while my wife is sleeping :-) I am 23, and a grad. student getting an MA in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theo. Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. After seminary I hope to get into a doctoral program in philosophy and eventually become a professor. My interests include ethics, epistemology, theology (particularly of the Reformed stripe), computers, and file-sharing. I hope to contribute to Wikipedia by doing some editing work, but I don't have any ambitions of pumping hours into articles because I just don't think I have the time. 188.8.131.52 05:27, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)Adam Sanders
- Hi Adam. Hope you enjoy being here. If you click on the link in the top-right corner of the screen, you can create a user account that gives you a stable identity. (Users who are not logged in appear as four numbers - your computer's log-in address. These numbers can vary from session to session). You don't have to log in to edit here, but it helps other users to talk to you if they want to. I, for instance, am PaulHammond 13:15, Jan 12, 2005 (UTC)
Pseudonew. I've done edits before and I'm doing edits now. My current focus is Christian views on homosexuality, which needs some real work if it's going to concisely, accurately, and conveniently portray the Christian debate on homosexuality.
-- Drostie 20:59, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Although I've just created this account, I had made over a thousand edits altogether anonymously or otherwise. However, I wished to start again. So please don't ask me about my history. So: hello everyone.--AliceCrypto (Talk|Contributions) 16:52, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I've recently registered here, although I have been contributing anonymously since the start of December. At first I was amazed that such a thing could work without massive vandalism, by with watchlists, it works brilliantly, as a great way to pass information. I'm from Ireland, and have an interest in Irish history and politics, but also cinema and elements of science-fiction. Henry Williams 09:35, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)
At your service!
I'm your usual twenty-something student from old Europe who's got many interests and much too much useless knowledge I want to share. I am studying screenplay writing, thus know a lot about movies and literature, alongside philosophy and politics, comics and animation, electronic music and cooking. Though I still don't know how all of this goes together... ;-) Kodayu 22:23, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I'm not a brand-new user, but I haven't been here very long either. I'm a young person still in college, and have an interest in writing and electronic entertainment. I like spending time on this site for several reasons, for reports for my professors or just to amuse myself and gain knowledge at the same time. Anyways, hello, and I hope that I'm welcome at Wikipedia. Oklonia 01:56, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Say Nihao to everyone!
My English is not good enough to communicate with English native speakers fluently. But I will try my best. I'm a high school student in Shanghai. This summer, I will have a college entrance exam. So I have a lot of homework to do everyday! But luckily, I found wikipedia, which I have long expected, through an accidental search in google. I'm born with a great curiosity to know everything around me and what's goin' on in every corner in the world, and even in the space. I like history, geography, music(my favourite band is Backstreet Boys), sports(I'm a fan of Liverpool FC and Inter Milan, and I also enjoy the incredible performance of LeBron James in Cleveland Cavalries in NBA) etc. And I can learn a lot in those fields in wikipedia. So visiting wikipedia is my only entertainment besides the heavy school work. When I enter the Fudan University successfully this summer, I will participate in the editing and apply for becoming an administrator. I hope you will benefit from my contributions. If you have a similar range of interest with me or you just wanna become a friend of mine, I will surely be glad. As a newcomer, I should learn how to work in wikipedia, so it will be fine if someone of you teach me what and how to do. I will appreciate it if anyone give me a help. Thanks! At last, I just wanna say hello to every wikipedian! Anthony Aragorn 05:58, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Avid Scuba Diver
Hello, what a great place to happen in on the web. I hope to be of usefulness with scuba diving topics and travel destiniations! I run a travel site <http://www.scuba-diving-cozumel.com> on the web and hope to also use info from this site for information!
I'm Dave. Calgarian (Alberta, Canada). So far, I've had one page out of one deleted. In my free time I enjoy listening to and creating music, eating 3-10 meals a day, and staring at my carpet. I hope to make my new home here and not make pages. Love, Dave.
Hi Wiki fans - Neil Marshman from England joining the community
Feantur 22:53, 2005 Jan 23 (UTC) says Hi!
Maryna Ravioli 14:31, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello and thanks for the welcome. Please excuse my stumbling start, I promise to reduce the number of minor edits per day, honest. I got here by noticing wikipedia hits in other search engines that led to interesting stuff. THEN I noticed that one was allowed to author!
I've spent 30 years in the computer industry, but even so it's still a major interest, as are Ancient History, Languages, Geomorphology, Evolutionary biology, Scottish Things, Aotearoa, and of course Rock Music as befits a child of the 60s. I do love a debate that stays reasonably in balance and progresses.
JohnCongerton 12:14, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC) Australia!
Greetings from Preston Landers
Hello. My name is Preston Landers. I've been a registered Wikipedian for few weeks now but I just now discovered this new user page and thought I'd say 'Hi!' I am a 28 year old software developer in Austin, Texas. I'm interested in all sorts of topics (you might say my interests are encyclopedic) but particularly History and Science. I've also installed an internal MediaWiki site at my company for our technical knowledgebase. I've also done a little bit of MediaWiki / PHP hacking lately. -- Planders 20:03, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Brand new member
Hi all. I just got registered with Wikipedia. I've been reading it voraciously for a couple of months now, ever since I discovered it. Just traipsing along from one article to the next is great fun! I decided to become a member just because I really enjoy the community and the whole idea behind Wiki, and I'd love to make a contribution, however small. I have a wide range of interests, including music (folk, blues, country, rock), history (especially American and British) and literature. I'm a huge trivia buff too, so Wikipedia is a great, fantastic voyage for me everytime I open it up. Thanks!!
Jasonnaas 20:44, Jan 25, 2005 (UTC)
What a great treat to find you here on the www...
This is just such a good people free community thing..
I love you.
May God/Allah/Buddha bless you.
AdminsDeath logs In
I just discovered Wikipedia through the great and wonderful Mozilla Firefox. I am late 30's software/Web Developer for the ARNG. I have been a contractor for the DOD for many years now and look forward to everyday of work. I have strong beliefs that if you don’t love your job do not do it. My interests include woodworking, computers, and file sharing. I hope to contribute to Wikipedia. I enjoy helping others and look forward to adding what I can to articles. I see the potential of this site and look forward to being a part of the family.
I'm a 23 year old student from Sweden. The search engines (Google at least) link to wiki a lot of the times I search, and so i've been coming here more and more often recently. A week ago I registered, as I was not satisfied with how the page for Emanuel Swedenborg looked. And so I improved the page. There is so much good material on other pages on wiki, and my intention was to get the Swedenborg page up to the same standard. There is so much interesting knowledge on here, like a pot of gold.
That is my intention. That all those who need information in their job or work or study or just to become better persons can find it here.
I'm studying social sciences. Maybe I can contribute something in that area. I used to be interested in computer science and philosophy. And religion: Christianity mostly, but also everything that relates to it and to Christian values, such as St. Augustine, Plato, Zen, Buddhism, Pascal, Cicero, Voltaire, and to some extent mysticism, like Plotinos, Newton, gnosticism, and Swedenborg whom I've mentioned. I read a year at the university about this kind of stuff.
I should mention that I am interested in chess aswell. The pages about chess on wiki are of a very high quality, both in length and quality, so check them out if you like chess, there is much to learn. I have so far rewritten the page about the chess player Ivanchuk.
Ok! --Fred chessplayer 16:27, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello, I'm Alexx
I've been using Wikipedia on my travels round the Web and have found it so useful that I've decided to contribute. I was also excited to see a page for my uncle, Mike Cowlishaw here. I'm primarily interested in rock/metal/indie music, Tudor & Stuart History and environmentalism. I also have a degree in Philosophy and am learning French. Hope I can be of some assistance!
--Alexx 20:01, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Rchamberlin - Greetings to all from the north country.
I got here because of a new radio station in our town. Yes, I was reading the blog of the new 89.3 The Current, and they exclaimed they were already in the Wikipedia. And that on their second broadcast day. Not bad for a Minnesota Public Radio station. Go to Minnesota Public Radio and scroll down to 'The Current'. And, while I'm working the net, I am listening to their audio stream.
In 1961 after graduating from high school in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, I served in the US Air Force for 4 years, then joined IBM in 1966 to work on hardware. In 1980 I transferred to Minnesota where I was a programmer until retirement in 1966.
Since nobody can afford to retire anymore, I am currently with the State of Minnesota as a part time snow plow operator. Last summer I got to mow ditches and work on the state highways in S.E. Minnesota. I really like working with the machines and the people.
I played with WIKKI before I retired, but havn't done much with it since.
My main reason for getting involved was to create an entry on VIRTUAL ROBOTICS. I'll get to it some day...
Hopefully I'll be able to work with you all very soon.
Regards, rob chamberlin 23:57, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)
LaurelBush 14:48, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hi, I am a software developer and a part time student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I started an article for the Glen of Imaal Terrier. I look forward to many more! SteveS 18:04, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
My name is John and I am a student in Essex. I have been using this Encylopaedia for some time so I thought it would be helpful to grow some of the stubs. My field is humanities (mainly history and geography) and sciences.
J.Ward 11:44, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello, I was directed to this page, and think it is wicked cool!!! Searching034 18:21, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I love reading Wikipedia. I'd also like to be able to contribute to it. Dave Kaye184.108.40.206 18:22, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)
hi! This is Liz!
finally decided to dig a bit further into wikipedia, and look what i've found. I'm a student at Earlham College, majoring in Politics and minoring in History. Heard about Wikipedia a few years ago, not sure where, probably as a link from somewhere on http://www.livejournal.com . Please leave a comment on my UserTalk page! ~peace, Schwael 00:36, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello From Osric
Hey, I'm a kid who found out Wikipedia from a search engine and it's great. It really helps with school projects.Howabout1 15:14, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)
As an experienced mariner, I'll be contributing a few terms and background on various items pertaining to marine engineering and the maritime industry. --Keydel 17:34, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)Kurt Keydel
Greetings. My name is Patrick Hindert. My interest in Wikipedia is both general and specific to my subject matter expertise in structured settlement and knowledge management. My first Wikipedia writing will address structured settlement. I welcome assistance and look forward to meeting and collaborating with others. Patrick 18:45, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hello everyone. I've already made a series of minor edits and rewritten AEJ Collins, as well as some new additions of sections to existing articles. I'm glad to be here! Talrias 11:59, Jan 31, 2005 (UTC)
I'm a chemistry professor whose done a lot of teaching and editing at high school through graduate school, and have lots of other interests too! Shamed to say I only found out about Wiki through a newspaper article (well, read it on the web!) recently. Glad to join in. --Ian 12:16, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Hi. I've finally taken the plunge and joined because although I find Wikipedia incredibly brilliant and useful, there are bits that are wrong, or missing, or out of date. You know, here and there. So I started to correct odd things that were wrong when I saw them, and then I added the odd stub article where a topic seemed missing, and suddenly I found myself wading in with both arms and substantially improving an article that was inaccurate, disjointed and just plain incomplete. In my opinion.
My interests: music, games, kids, food, books, Apples.
I'm interested in working on: filling in the obscure and non-controversial. I'm not interested in: anything people are likely to argue about.
My first newbie query. At what point does a stub stop being a stub? I took the stub-indicator off Railway Rivals because it felt not-stub-like to me, though not ravingly completist. But then I was looking at Avatar (virtual reality), which still says it's a stub despite having most of what you'd want in an article about avatars. Is there a rule?
Bohemian Coast 17:29, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
julian Fojj julian
If you are wondering fojj stands for fruits of the jum jum tree. and it is funny
that is all
$8-)> Hi, I'm that guy who read the dictionary as a child. I am in awe of the sum of knowledge gathered here, and hope my knowledge can contribute to it. Thilwy 21:29, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)