Sometimes I want to substitute a template or add a signature. These are not reflected in the editing area until after I have saved the page. If the substitution produces an unwanted result, I need to go in and correct the markup in another edit.
I started on Everything2. I found Wikipedia on September 24, 2001, and for a few months bounced ideas back and forth between the two projects, until encyclopedia-style "factual noding" became out of style on E2 as other factual noders migrated to Wikipedia.
Feel free to integrate information from my E2 writeups, but it's probably already been done.
A long time ago, Wikipedia had few articles and many red links.
I started by importing a lot of my factual writeups from E2.
One of my early faux pas led to what is now Category:Wikipedians by location.
I have user account 1 on English Wikipedia.
No, I'm not the founder, a steward, a bureaucrat, or even an administrator.
I seem to remember being asked a few times on my user talk page if I would accept a nomination for adminship, but so far I've always had to turn it down because I haven't been able to come up with solid answers to the questions asked of other candidates at WP:RFA.
In fact, I've never even participated in someone else's RFA, nor am I responsible for any articles' having become featured articles.