|This page has been vandalised, 77 times. Lucky old me.|
So, here I am. This is my user page. Now what do I want to put here? Hello <waves>.
Wikipedia projects I am a member of.
- I am currently randomly going through Wikipedia and trying to neutralise the geographical knowledge required by a reader of any of the location articles. By this I mean that an article should not presume that the reader knows, for example, that Ohio is in the United States and that it should state in the opening sentence the country in which a location is located. This allows for easier reading and understanding by Wikipedians all over the world.
To Do List
- Continue with putting national identifiers in any locational articles that need them.
Useful Wiki Pages
A list of pages within Wikipedia that I find useful in my editing.
- How to deal with Vandalism
- Admin's how to guide
- Admin reading list
- How to list an article for deletion
- Candidates for Speedy Deletion
- Warning templates
- User:TonyBallioni/Just block the /64
- External links search
All of us on Wikipedia do what we do because we enjoy it and like to contribute to a greater community and not to gain recognition by our peers. However saying that some people do recognise others contributions and I would like to thank them for it.
Recognition I've Received
The Red Maple Leaf Award
For your exceptional contributions to Canada related articles ... - Nerguy (talk) 20:29, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
|The Manifest Integrity Barnstar|
|Previously only awarded to Rockpocket - so you know what it's worth! Sarah777 (talk) 23:06, 2 December 2008 (UTC)|
|The Resilient Barnstar|
|You seem to get a lot of crap from people, but you take it in your stride and carry on regardless. Good to see :) Don't let anything or anyone get you down. Jeni (talk) 22:02, 28 September 2009 (UTC)|
|For your willingness to be patient and give other editors a chance to improve an article (that is admittedly a mess) and see if they can turn it into a useful addition to Wikipedia. Niteshift36 (talk) 14:40, 12 January 2010 (UTC)|
Recognition I've Awarded
The Original Barnstar
For dedication to your areas of expertise, your persistence in the face of vandalism and your NPOV and keeping your cool when others launch attacks on you. I think it's a long time coming. Canterbury Tail talk 08:23, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
|The Original Barnstar|
|I award you this Barnstar for your tireless work on Wikipedia especially in the realms of organising and sustaining the development of articles relating to Northern Ireland. Canterbury Tail talk 09:00, 24 January 2007 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Awarded to you for your excellent work on Canadian articles, especially those pertaining to Toronto. I've been meaning to give you it for a while, but kept forgetting. Keep up the very excellent work. Canterbury Tail talk 01:06, 24 April 2013 (UTC)|
Articles I've started
- Aviation related
- Geography related
- Food related
- Science Fiction
- Ballenberg, an open air museum of traditional buildings in Switzerland.
- YO! Company, a British holding company of the YO! brand.
- John Zarnecki, space scientist and project manager involved in several high profile deep space missions.
- Thomas Andrews (shipbuilder)
Photographs I've taken and uploaded
Austrian Arrows Fokker F100 taking off from Heathrow Airport
De Havilland Canada Beaver in Baxter Aviation livery
De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter in Harbour Air livery
A Her Majesty's Coastguard helicopter taken over Dorset
Sikorsky S-76A helicopter in HeliJet livery
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft in the National Space Centre, Leicester, England
A rich house from the Bernese Midlands in Switzerland, now on display in Ballenberg open air museum.
Blickling Hall near Aylsham, Norfolk, England
A closeup of thatching on a roof.
Interior of Giger Bar in Gruyeres, Switzerland.
Granville Square building with Canada Place and the Burrard Inlet in the background.
Interior of Vancouver Library Square showing the library on the left, retail on the right and the office tower straight ahead.
The Westgate, Canterbury showing the opening and traffic.
The Athabasca glacier off the Columbia Icefield
Peyto Lake in the Canadian Rockies
The skeleton of an Indian python taken in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada
A kabuto in the Glenbow Museum in Calgary
The village of Harbledown outside Canterbury, Kent.
County Londonderry stock text
Please refrain from altering references to County Londonderry to read County Derry. As per WP:DERRY the name of County Londonderry is to be used on Wikipedia. Also please note that, unlike the city naming, the name of County Derry is a purely colloquial name and not a historical name. If you read up on the history of County Londonderry you will see it was created from County Coleraine and there was not a historical County Derry previously that was renamed to Londonderry. If you continue to push edits that alter County Londonderry to read County Derry, you may be blocked from editing.