Wikipedia is wonderful.
I started here in January 2006 and soon got hooked. And I haven't destroyed the place yet - it's still here every time I wake up, no matter what I do to it!
Wikipedia is like a house being built by the community, and I'm putting my brick in the wall as I pass on by; sometimes I will linger and sweep up some mess. I used to think of myself primarily as a content builder, though I also got involved in maintenance stuff like writing guidelines, closing AfDs and other discussions, helping out in dispute resolution, !voting in RfAs, reviewing Good Articles, archiving talkpages, etc. Maintenance and content building each has its own value in building the house.
I am an admin and 'Crat, and am serving a third term on ArbCom. These days I mostly potter around, tinkering with articles on subjects I am reading about, but I may randomly do some maintenance or admin work. I am getting back into doing GA reviews. I have been involved in reviewing, editing and/or nominating over 200 Good articles. I have written several DYK articles, took Covent Garden to Good Article then FA status, and assisted or been a significant contributor to several other Featured Articles, such as Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident, The Kinks, and George Harrison.
I enjoy giving and receiving awards. Even if the giving and receiving of awards may be fairly random at times, the support and praise of fellow Wikipedians is important. Give someone an award today! These are the random stars I have been given.
User:SilkTorkAway is my account for editing from my phone.
Our text should arise as a summary of the reliable sources, rather than editors first deciding what they want to say and then looking for sources. Agricolae
When users are subject to behavior which violates Wikipedia's code of conduct, they are not given license to respond in kind. Users are responsible for their own behavior. Concerns regarding the conduct of others should be raised [by] following appropriate conduct dispute resolution procedures. Kolya Butternut
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