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Hello, I'm benlisquare, a Wikipedia contributor since 2005 from Australia. I am active on both the English and Chinese Wikipedia projects. Welcome to my page.
During the daytime, I am a software engineer specialising in Oracle-based enterprise solutions, while I am an equities trader in the evenings. My hobbies include musical performance, videogames, weightlifting, and performance cars.
I first started contributing to Wikipedia as a young teenager, and during the decade and a half since then, I have been experimenting with various different political positions while trying to find my own personal identity; because of this, you can definitely find contradictions in the way I behaved on Wikipedia depending on the date it occurred. In the past, I have flipflopped between far-left authoritarianism, unapologetic Sinophilia, far-right conservatism, pro-market moderate-right libertarianism, unapologetic Ameriphilia, and centre-right liberalism. Today I identify as a centrist with left-leaning sentiments towards social equity and fiscal policy, right-leaning sentiments towards immigration and national defence, strong attitudes towards the preservation of civil liberties, and a healthy dose of Sinoskepticism.
I am an occasional contributor to Touhou Wiki, and I was previously a sysop on both KanColle Wikia and KanColle Wiki, however have ceased that role due to inactivity. I was formerly a volunteer supertester for World of Warships, and I translate doujinshi from Japanese into English for fun (open to commission suggestions).
Contrary to rumours spread by malicious instigators between 2010 and 2014, I have never been part of 4chan staff.
Thanks for all your work maintaining the article July 2009 Ürümqi riots during its time on the main page. This has been a difficult and thankless task, working at a frenetic pace for 4 days straight so far (I, for one, have been getting very little sleep), and it's only been thanks to coordinated efforts and discussion from numerous editors that the article has been kept as neutral and informative as possible. This is the most collaboration I've done, with the largest number of editors once, since I have joined Wikipedia, and I think the results are showing; while it's not perfect, when my friends and family ask me about what's going on in Urumqi, I have been more comfortable recommending this article than any other source. The work is far from over, but now that this article is off the main page I think it's finally time to thank the editors Seb az86556, Colipon, Jim101, Ohconfucius, Benlisquare, Simonm223, and Jinhuili for all their contributions; while we had disagreements, I think each of these editors has been particularly active and has made real efforts to improve the article.rʨanaɢtalk/contribs 20:07, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
The Anime and Manga BarnSakura Award
I award you this BarnSakura in recondition of your contributions to anime and manga articles during 2010 and because everyone deserves a little recondition every once in a while. ;) —Farix (t | c) 00:38, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded in recognition of your contributions to building the evidence base for the Bradley Manning move. Well done! Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 06:11, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
The Rosetta Barnstar
Thank you for volunteering your free time by helping me with the whole language barrier thing and sending that letter on my behalf. I really appreciate it. —dainomite 05:54, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Valued Picture Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded for your contributions towards the Natalia Poklonskaya article, particularly in obtaining both free and fair use pictures. Thank you! starship.paint (talk | ctrb) 05:28, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
On July 25, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Stern Hu, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
On 9 May 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article 2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.
Crowds at the Olympic Torch Relay in Canberra during 2008.
World War II era photograph, featuring Chiang Kai-shek and his two sons.
Snow blizzard in Hefei, Anhui Province, China during 2008. Of particular interest are the military vehicles parked on the roadside.
Qing China and Japan in 1844, by John Nicaragua Dower. Published in 1844 World Atlas by Henry Teesdale and Co., London.
Photograph of the South China Sea taken aboard the International Space Station, showing Taiping Island and surrounding features.
"Meido" by Sai.
/jp/ Themesong 2. ゆっくりしていってね!!!
Natalia Poklonskaya illustration by As109.
The Empire State Building ahead of the 60th National Day of China, lit up in commie colours.
PCH-1000 model PlayStation Vita in "Sapphire Blue" colour.
A halal sign above a Muslim meat shop in Hankow, Hupei Province, Republic of China (1935).
Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean soldier of the Wehrmacht who was captured by US personnel and photographed at Normandy in 1944.
Imperial Japanese Navy Special Landing Forces in Shanghai during 1937.
A meeting of Western Australia secessionists in 1933.
WWII-era United States propaganda poster.
Taiwan and Japan coast guard vessels during 2012.
Spotted Remilia Scarlet at the front of ICC Sydney.
Kaga (Azur Lane version) showed up at the ICC Sydney rooftop as well.
An X/Y plot of various science-fiction subgenre motifs, created using the Stable Diffusion text-to-image AI model.
My Asus Strix RTX 4090.
Walküre Final Live Tour 2023, performing at Ariake Arena.
I carried this Toto TCF8WW88 all the way from Japan. Apart from needing a 110V step-down transformer, installing it in Australia also requires the separate ground wire to be jerryrigged to a standard Australian power socket.
My Sennheiser HD800S.
Italian honeybees festooning between two frames, within the Langstroth hive I keep.
Brood frame taken from my hive.
My Bambu Lab X1 Carbon, with the AMS module on top.
X1 Carbon printing with PLA filament.
Heavily unsourced but informative articles at their peak
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