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    If you want to ping me — my User name[edit]

    I recommend {{u|1=7&6=thirteen}}, {{reply to|1=7&6=thirteen}}, {{reply to|7&6=thirteen}} [[User:7&6=thirteen|7&6=thirteen]], or [[User:7&6=thirteen]].
    My user name does not ping in the usual way, because of the equal sign "=", I am told. I thought it was ampersand "&", but am informed that wasn't true.[1]

    However, I am a Luddite, and my WP:User name has served me well for a decade and a half; so I am not about to change. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

    Hello fellow Wikipedians[edit]

    I will try to do good work for the benefit of Wikipedia. Let us work together for a better and free encyclopedia. We can make the world an improved place through shared knowledge. 7&6=thirteen () 10:07, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

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    My List of Did You Knows

    Wikipedia ads[edit]

    It is The Reader that we should consider on each and every edit we make to Wikipedia.

    (Thanks to Alan Liefting, via BMK via BD2412)

    Special award[edit]

    September songs
    Roses, Hallgarten.jpg
    • Thank you for this article and others! — The prize from the cabal of the outcasts? (And so did User:Doug Coldwell.) - The rose pic was taken on 11 September 2021.[2]

    My favorite tag for use by ill-advised editors[edit]

    Let's put our armor on[edit]

    Our work together here should be our armor, not some sharp, angry, burning sword. I would strongly recommend that everyone here find an article to work on for a while; not the cliche "random article", but something that gives you a nice tug at the heartstrings. It feels great to be out there doing work on something you genuinely care about, and I assure you it'll help you regain the sense of why you're here.

    7&6=thirteen () 18:25, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

    Keep your perspective[edit]

    As Rodney King famously said, "Can't we all get along."
    In the end, an infobox here and not an infobox there is not the end of wikipedia. And it is not worth fighting over.
    Endianness. See Toilet paper orientation.
    FWIW, it applies not only to eggs, but to toilet paper I am certain that it is supposed to go over the top, like a waterfall.[5]

    Cautionary advice[edit]

    A lesson well learnt:

    Gender gap and other systemic issues[edit]


    • Peake, Bryce (2015). "WP:THREATENING2MEN: Misogynist Infopolitics and the Hegemony of the Asshole Consensus on English Wikipedia". Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. doi:10.7264/N3TH8JZS.

    Criticism of Wikipedia[edit]

    A musical interlude[edit]

    Listen to Wikipedia[edit]

    Seeing and listening to Wikipedia edits as they occur. – Randy Kryn
    A Zen-like experience.

    My Did You Know awards[edit]

    User 7and6 DYK Award medals.jpg

    Pivotal thoughts[edit]

    Food for thought — trimmed and short is better[edit]

    A worthwhile project that I created[edit]

    A few articles with major contributions (incomplete list – more to come)[edit]

    Outhouse * Frank Murphy * Northern Michigan * Three hares * Barber's pole * Turtling (sailing) * Oliver Hazard Perry * Alex J. Groesbeck * Bill Smith (fell runner) * Micah True * Sturgeon Point Light * Holland Harbor Light * Tawas Point Light * Yank Levy * John Henry Devereux * Automotive Hall of Fame * Passenger pigeon * James Clark McReynolds * Alexander Macomb (general) * Battle of Plattsburgh * Bernese Mountain Dog * Cão de Gado Transmontano * German Longhaired Pointer * Labrador Retriever * Leonberger * Mountain dog (since systematically destroyed.[12] * Newfoundland dog * Hachikō * Elijah McCoy * Strait of Magellan * SS Clifton * Glossary of nautical terms * Fireball Cinnamon Whisky * The Thumb * Sherman Minton * Houses at Auvers * Milorganite * Justice delayed is justice denied * White Shoal Light, Michigan * Mildred Seydell * Pewabic Pottery * Owney (dog) * Bob the Railway Dog * The Moon is made of green cheese * Akita (dog) * Jack Dempsey * Alpena, Michigan * Alpena County Courthouse * The Alpena News * Alpena Light * W. Stanley Proctor * Yule Marble * Spectacle Reef Light * Flipism * Fit in or fuck off * Round Island Light, Michigan * Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve * Otium * John Angel (sculptor) * Grayling, Michigan * Upper Peninsula of Michigan * Cão de Gado Transmontano * Rock of Ages Light * Joseph H. Albers * Orin William Angwall * William Rath * Marquette Harbor Light * Seul Choix Light * Eastern cougar * Hair's breadth * Hamtramck, Michigan * Tenants Harbor Light * Burr Caswell * Russian military deception * Eloise Cemetery * Harrisville, Michigan * Waugoshance Light * Howard Wiest * Port Sanilac Light * Crooked Billet * Abraham Lincoln's patent * Big Sable Point Light * United States lightship Huron (LV-103) * Sergeant Stubby * Richard Wilbur Award * Trial film * Old Mackinac Point Light * Ile Aux Galets Light * Poe Reef Light * Pottawatomie Light * John Marshall * Ambush of the steamboat J. R. Williams * Milam Building * Big Bay Point Light * Clarence Thomas * Granite Island (Michigan) * St. Florian Church (Hamtramck, Michigan) * Point Iroquois Light * Dean Smith (pilot) * Tadeusz Arentowicz * Martin B-26 Marauder * Wa (watercraft) * Elizabeth L. Gardner * St. Helena Island Light * Bibliography of encyclopedias * Scallop * John Swainson * G. Mennen Williams * Point of Graves Burial Ground * Traverse City, Michigan * Traverse City Record-Eagle * DeTour Reef Light * Port Austin Light * Thomas James Wise * Shit Museum * Point Betsie Light * Capability Brown * Sportsboat * Candida blankii * Tom Rees (airman) * Windsor soup * Speyer wine bottle * Mackinac Bridge * Daniella van Graas * Derrick Morris * Hugo Black * Chicago Harbor Light * Wayfarer (dinghy) * CL 16 * John Tiedtke * Charity Island Light * Memory hole * Whitefish Point Light * Irving Jacob Reuter * Charlevoix South Pier Light Station * 1836 U.S. Patent Office fire * Christopher Werner * Thurgood Marshall * S.W. Randall Toyes and Giftes * Exeter War Memorial * Edward Ardolino * Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad * Harbor Beach Light * Manistee, Michigan * Oscoda, Michigan * Milwaukee Breakwater Light * Bust of Edward Snowden * Wawatam Lighthouse * Vehicle blind spot * Elvis' Greatest Shit * How I Met Your Music * Earl Young (architect) * Soybean car * Peninsula Point Light * Indiana Harbor East Breakwater Light * Mail bag * Stripped Classicism * Michigan * Richard Haine * Pierce Butler (justice) * Instagram egg * Experiment (horse-powered boat) * Noah Haynes Swayne * Forty Mile Point Light * Grosse Point Light * 1877 U.S. Patent Office fire * Alcona County, Michigan * SS Carl D. Bradley * National Academy of Arbitrators * Ossian Sweet * The Tridge (Midland, Michigan) * Demographics of the United States Supreme Court * Eppa Rixey * Abbey Brewing Company * Celis White * Hoegaarden Brewery * Dragonmead * Michigan Brewing Company * List of breweries in Kentucky * List of breweries in Michigan * Tommy Lister Jr. * Bolt (fabric) * Tanya Roberts * Mercy dog * Phil Spector * Anger * Pulaski * Mountain pass * Larry King * Kristoffer Domeij * John C. England * Deborah Andollo * Smith & Wesson * Henrietta Lacks * List of boating magazines * List of defunct airports in the United States * List of defunct department stores of the United States * List of defunct newspapers of the United States * List of newspapers in Michigan * List of museums in Michigan * List of premature professional wrestling deaths * List of individual dogs * List of magic museums * American Museum of Magic * Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin * La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin * Harry Houdini * The House of Houdini * Houdini Museum‎ *The Mansion (recording studio) * Houdini Museum of New York* Pavle Jovanovic (bobsledder) * Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan * HMS Defence (1763) * Detroit College of Law * Frank J. Kelley * Melissa VanFleet * Mackinac Island State Park Commission * Bob Lampert * Cliff Simon * Verrückt (water slide)‎ * John Ely (surgeon) * Chinook Display Team * Jerry Palmer * Alec Sutherland * Osama bin Laden (elephant) * Burt Township Schools * Attack on HMS Invincible * Gun serial number * Peshtigo fire * Sea kayak * Robert Gill * Heavy equipment modelling * Mikołaj Zyblikiewicz * Benjamin Robbins Curtis * Inaccessible Island Rail * Democracy Manifest * Great Lakes Storm of 1913 * Tom's Ice Cream Bowl * Orson Bean * Phil Spector * Satronia Smith Hunt * Recorder's Court (Detroit) * Lafayette Building (Detroit) * I.O.O.F. Centennial Building * Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad * Copper Country * Shinola (retail company) * Shinola * Pass A L'Outre Light * Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse * Sand Island Light (Alabama) * Sand Island Light (Wisconsin) * Pork chop * Old Rip Van Winkle * Larry King * Doctor John * Alcona County, Michigan * Michigan * Umtmi * Performance (textiles) * Pyrenean Mountain Dog * Thomas J. Bray * Mustankallio water tower * Cardistry * Detroit Arsenal (Warren, Michigan) * Eldred Kurtz Means * The Incredible Dr. Pol * Jan Pol (veterinarian) * Dusty Hill * John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld * Stormy Kromer cap * New River Gorge Bridge * Mac Ross * Demographics of the Supreme Court of the United States * Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen‎ * Willie H. Fuller * Bibliography of encyclopedias#Nautical dictionaries and encyclopædias and Nautical dictionaries and encyclopædias * Put on airs * Jones (third baseman) * Rabbits and hares in art * Jules Verne's Tomb * Italian Hall disaster * The Golden Virgin * Vehicle blind spot‎ * Mail bag * Seed-counting machine * Big John (dinosaur) * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Big John (dinosaur) * Saint Guinefort * Vesey Alfred Davoren * Harold George Jerrard * Little Big Time * Peebles (store) * Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue * Celis (beer) * Copper Island * Keweenaw County, Michigan * Turtle Island (Native American folklore) * Turtle Island (Lake Erie) * Benno Bikes * Bix Beiderbecke * Enrico Hillyer Giglioli * W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center * Jacquotte Delahaye * Uriah P. Levy * Textile performance * Template:Bags * Template:Lighthouses of Michigan * Template:Tuskegee Airmen * Template:Japanese dogs * Template:Indian dogs * Template:Did you know nominations/Performance (textiles) * Subst: Dobos Torte * Grand Lake (Michigan) * Long Lake (Alpena County, Michigan) * Lake Margrethe * Charity Island (Michigan) * Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin) * Template:Did you know nominations/Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin) * Thomas's pika * List of boating magazines * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Radoljub Kanjevac * Vernors * Patricia Bath * Church of All Saints, Houghton Regis * United Mine Workers * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Throw out the baby with the bath water * Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Salad days (3rd nomination) * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Barking up the wrong tree * Wikipedia:WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers‎ * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Learning the hard way‎ * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Make a mountain out of a molehill (3rd nomination) * Make a mountain out of a molehill * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Salad days (3rd nomination)‎ * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Square peg in a round hole‎ * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of fictional computers * Dean Foods * The Wants (band) * Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard * Nakagin Capsule Tower * Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel * Flags of counties of the United States * History of street lighting in the United States * Toasting fork * Joseph Baena * Template:Downtown Detroit * Washboard (musical instrument) * Shields Junction * Lake Five (Montana) * Any port in a storm * Albert Sack * Margot Eskens * Bosco Chocolate Syrup * Colfax massacre * Point Abino Light Tower * Dryococelus australis * Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum * Early Warning Labs * Paraguayan Football Association * Burberry * Manistee Watch Company * Fort Mountain State Park * Hotel Ceuta Puerta de Africa * Melissa VanFleet * Greta Van Fleet * Template:Bags * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mary Anne MacLeod Trump * Hotel Ceuta Puerta de Africa * Mass killings under communist regimes * Bag * Harriet Quimby * Dry Creek explosives depot * Boulwarism * Lagden's bushshrike * Old Presque Isle Light * John L. Lewis * Battle of Bamber Bridge * Charles T. Pepper * Elijah Craig (bourbon) * Heaven Hill * Mitt Romney dog incident * Melville Fuller * Charles Gratiot * Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt * Boaty McBoatface * Kenneth Ross (screenwriter) * The Day of the Jackal (film) * Ablaq * Benjamin N. Cardozo * William Lloyd Prosser * Samuel Williston * Arthur Corbin * Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. * Bruce Gilley * Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt (New York City) * Whataboutism * Medjed * Yunnan hare* Tony Packo's Cafe * National Coney Island * Akshata Murty * List of longest living dogs * Stephen Johnson Field * James L. Buie * Melges 24 * Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company * Victor Gruen * Maytag Blue cheese * Hurley, Wisconsin * Ironwood, Michigan * Ludington, Michigan * Petoskey, Michigan * Hoegaarden Brewery * The Celis Brewing Company * Michigan Brewing Company * Tom Rees (airman) * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tom Rees (airman) * Tommy Lister Jr. * Beaver eradication in Tierra del Fuego * New River Gorge Bridge * Verrückt * Sozo Water Park * The Truth About Guns * Geographers on Film * Dr. John * Aajkaal * Aajkal Tripura * Edgar Cayce * Bertha Boronda * Luca * Neil Peart * Boom (sailing) * Coleman A. Young International Airport * Fairfield Industrial Dog Object * Ludington Public Library * Eber Brock Ward * Justus Smith Stearns * Shelby Gem Factory * Francis Palms * Beaver drop * Offensive backfield * Hugh Bulkeley * Elie Saab net dress of Halle Berry * SS Daniel J. Morrell * Christopher W. Shaw * Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of mayors of Traverse City, Michigan * Temple Beth El (Alpena, Michigan) *

    WP 20[edit]

    Happy birthday Wikipedia. It's made possible by the editors; and it is for the readers. We did it together.


    Passing thought[edit]

    I used to do lots of lighthouse article improvements[edit]


    Draft 2 Draft 3 Draft 5 Draft 5 Draft 6 Draft 7 Draft 8 Draft 9 Draft 10


    1. ^ Admonition or comment
    2. ^ And so did User:Doug Coldwell. Conferred by User:Gerda Arendt
    3. ^ Robinson, Nathan J. (2 August 2020). "The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free: The political economy of bullshit". Current Affairs.
    4. ^ Ars longa vita brevis
    5. ^ Yenisey, Zeynep (April 5, 2016). "What the Direction Your Toilet Paper Hangs Says About You According to Science: Under or over?". Maxim. Retrieved 2 April 2020. Morgan, Maybelle (19 March 2015). "Over or under? The age-old debate of which way a roll of toilet paper should sit is FINALLY settled... by a 124-year-old diagram". Daily Mail. Mailonline, Retrieved 2 May 2015.
    6. ^ Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It
    7. ^ Pound sand The Word Detective.
    8. ^ a b Hluchy, Patricia (3 November 2021). "'Sealioning' is the word that sums up why Twitter discussion is so unbearable". Maclean's. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
    9. ^ I don't even think Jack White would have envisioned this adaptation. I haven't seen the movie.
    10. ^ Voss, Gabriel (September 29, 2016). "The Top 5 Washboard players of All Time. Really". WordPress. Retrieved September 16, 2022. The linked videos there are worth watching.
    11. ^ And it's now been DELETED and REDIRECTED. Talk:Predictions of the end of Wikipedia: Revision history
    12. ^ See before)