Wikipedia:New user log/April 2005

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Hello, and thanks for the welcome. I discovered Wikipedia a couple of months ago, and I think it is a brilliant idea. I have a pretty wide range of interests, and particular knowledge of Fine Art. I live in London, and I am looking forward to making contributions to Wikipedia. Greetings, and best wishes to all.


Hi, I found about Wikipedia about 2 months ago when I was searching for "Intelligent design" and I thought that it was a wonderful idea. In a way, that is ultimately what the Internet is about. People exchanging knowledge. I am interested in Culture and Religions. Wikilka

Paul Hope[edit]

I don't know how long ago I discovered Wikipedia, but it's basically my bible. It would be nice to be able to contribute, since I'm ideologically aligned with the free intellectual property bit. I'm interested in many subjects (philosophy, economic, computer science...) but I feel as though I lack expertise. Now that I'm registered, I'll keep an eye out for places that could use two extra cents.Paul Hope 23:44, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I am a new user with interests in most areas of history. I also collect pottery and am interested in several pottery types including North Dakota, Southwestern Indian, and Ancient Greek. I found Wikipedia while searching various historical items and mostly liked what I saw. Then I discovered you can acutually edit and enter articles from reading an article in Wired Magazine. This should be fun. WPB 18:24, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I am new too. Wikipedias great, but lacking in some areas (mostly those close to my home), so I figured I could contribute something. squeaky 21:17, 2 Apr 2005 (BST)

Mark Jones[edit]

I am a law student at the University of Georgia. I wrote an article on the Erie Doctrine. I have a B.S. in political science from Texas Christian University, specializing in statistical modeling and international comparative analysis as well as political theory and philosophy. I did outstanding in civil procedure last semester and my grades were generally pretty well in all the basic legal courses. I just love writing about civil procedure. Honestly, Wikipedia is lacking in information on a lot of general legal doctrines, and I want to help out if I can, as the encyclopedia has helped me immensely over the years.



I first found Wikipedia about a year ago, and use it as my first reference point on any topic I want to check out. I think the concept of a democratic encyclopedia is brilliant and is what the internet was made for (so long as we can keep the vandals out!). I have ancestors who arrived in Australia on the First Fleet (1788) and was disappointed at how limited the information on related topics was. So, following the old saying of "if you don't like it, do something about it", I've started to contribute by rewriting and expanding this area. I hope I don't offend those who went before me! Feel free to say g'day! Dick 02:51, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I found Wikipedia a few months back. I was a little surprised an impressed with the concept. I've got a strong background in a few things, but mainly I've been focusing on the more obscure areas of American Lutheranism and history related to it. I love the idea of Wikipedia and hope to help out in adding to it in a constructive way. I've done some work already, expanding a few things begun by people before me. The way this collaborative effort works is fascinating. Drop me a hello if you like --Lendorien 09:12, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Wikipedia is the greatest thing ever! I am making it my personal crusade to convert as many people as I know into users. My interests are in Politics, History (European & U.S.), Baseball, Movies, and just the random weird stuff that you would literally never find anywhere else.Cglied 01:52, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)Cglied


Hehe, I actually found Wikipedia about 6 months ago, but never really did find out about all this cool stuff. (I want to be a Wikipedian!) ^^;;; I think that this is one of the greatest ideas on the web, and is one of THE BEST sites ever. Right next to google! Its prone to alot of hot-heads out on the net, but is should i say...polite... Really cool! Its a encyclopedia not run by just a few people sitting behind a desk with their head in books, but its run by the world! ^,^ Unyo 07:13, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Matthew Moran[edit]

Hello all. I was pointed to this site from a writer's website.

I had looked briefly at Wikipedia a year ago but had been busy with other writing projects. I am a published author in the area's of Computer Technology, Career Development, and Professional Development.

Recently, my book, The IT Career Builder's Toolkit, was released by Cisco Press. I am working on a new title for them on building a technology consulting practice.

I blog regularly here-careers and here-personal. I also write articles for a few publications. Hopefully I can find a place in Wiki where I can contribute effectively.

Thanks, Cbtoolkit 14:11, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)


been using this place for a while so i've started contributing . . . Heah 06:26, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Emmanuel J[edit]

Hi, My Name is in the headline.My interests covers a wide spectrum of many fields especially philosophy,politics,religion,culture and history, though my formal education is in computers, mainly.


I'm an Oracle DBA but with wide ranging interests.

Stephenboothuk 09:10, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi, long time user first time author. Decided it was time to pitch in. I'd love to help with the history, science and legal pages mostly. My residence is in Austin, Texas, but right now I'm in Cotonou, Benin. Might update those pages too. Cheers. Solonix

Dan Knauss[edit]

I've been using wikipedia for a long time but only recently started contributing, so I thought I ought to register. My main area of knowledge/study is medieval and renaissance literature and history, primarily english, particularly 16th century, and most specifically reformation literature in and around the reign of edward VI.

Dan Knauss 18:09, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hello everyone! I'm BeanoChris, and I discovered Wikipedia when I was looking for information about singer Martika, and the rest is history. I come from Belfast, N.Ireland and the first article I helped edit was that of Oxide & Neutrino. Beanochris 22:18, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I am iabasis. This my real name. I would not post using a sock puppet or a sock puppet. These pages have become a sort of repository for facts concerning my tribe, my family, my people. My name means "little buck" in the language my son is teaching the youth of our tribe :) (claps hands and yells "yeah!!).

The "sis" suffix indicates the diminutive form of the noun it modifies. "iaba" might someday replace "stag" in our modern lexicon, just don't let my wife know. Please understand that my name does not begin with a CAPITAL Letter. That would be cocky.

My expertise is in a field in which I can not contribute.

As much as I truly enjoy good irony (see above sentence), the reason for my inability to contribute to the field I feel most comfortable sharing in a good, wiki way, rests solely on the fact that some people have chosen to exploit my tribe for their own gain.

There is no irony there.

Only greed.

I'm sure that you understand,

I simply REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoy this repository of human knowledge, and furthermore, "insight".

IOW, I have seen too many tribal elders pass away without ever having passed on their wisdom concerning medicinal plants, spiritual customs, or even how in the heck to appease "Pamola" our angry weather god.

Wiki is good. I will share somehow. 03:32, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)iabasis

I'm a senior computer engineering major at Texas A&M University. I started using the wikipedia about a week ago after I set up a wiki for my brother's political party. JeffAMcGee 05:53, Apr 9, 2005 (UTC)


Wikipedia is a great idea. I've been aware of it for a while, but my interest increased when I started using OpenWiki where I work in New Hampshire. I'm a programmer in the publishing business working with scientific, technical and medical journals. I am interested in computing technology, history, religion, and popular music.


Thanks for the welcome. I found wikipedia while researching for an essay. My areas of particular interest are professional wrestling, British politics and 17th century British history.

McPhail 15:23, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi. I'm Daniel Dawson. I only just now found out about this article. In the meantime, I've sort of been getting the hang of editing. I've already written about myself on my user page, so I won't repeat it here. I will say, though, that I really like Wikipedia.

Hmm. My areas of knowledge? Well, some computer science (obviously) and a little math (a math minor is part of the B.S. degree here at Eastern, definitely the right thing). So I suppose I'll end up contributing in those areas. Also copyediting here and there.

Lastly, I don't really remember where I heard of Wikipedia. I remember being dimly aware of its existence, by name only, for some time. It's only recently, however, that I more or less stumbled across it. I had not long before found The Free Dictionary and its "free encyclopedia", and had started using it. Then quite recently, I noticed the note at the bottom of encyclopedia articles linking here. For which I'm glad, since their math rendering is quite bad: things like "\left" and "\right" instead of proper TeX formatting. (Apparently, they just copy articles from here without making sure their software is set up properly.)

Oops, I went off on a slight tangent. Anyway, I do think I'll stay a while. :) Ddawson 15:54, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I discovered the Wikipedia after seeing an article in "Wired" magazine. The idea of an open-source encyclopedia is intriguing. The range of information has already proved helpful as a resource for my kids. I am a video editor for TV news. I am an amature photographer. I have been an amature genealogist. I, myself, am a vast repository of useless knowledge and informational fragments. I have no doubt I will screw up royally anything I try to contribute. The fact that the Wikipedia is self healing in this regard appeals to me.

DWR 17:30, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Have just signed up several minutes ago, after reading an article in a recent edition of _Wired_ about Wikipedia. It seeems like a great project, with lots to do.

I am a 45 year old Canadian, working in the mental health field, and would appreciate feedback from experienced users (as well as links to pages/articles within the site that explain policies and procedures).


Sherubtse 19:24, Apr 9, 2005 (UTC)


I use a Wiki at work and I have gotten used to going in and cleaning up spelling and grammar. Today, on Wikipedia, I was looking at a page where some information was just a mess so I had to tidy it. Wish I was as compulsive about my house.

Ouatic-7 22:01, 2005 Apr 9 (UTC)Ouatic-7


This is an awesome Encyclopaedia, and I've joined to help add information about Cumbria, my home county, to help put it on the map, as it seems. I'm working on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Cleator & Workington junction railway and Fletcher, Jennings & Co. pages at the minute, getting them crammed with useful information!


Gremlin is just a nick that I've used for 60 years in most of my endeavers, but does not reflect my nature. I've written about toys, antique watches, and experiences in the military, jobs, travel and business. Some of these articles have been published in national hobby periodicals. I am here to place some of those things in a more permanent place for hobby enthusiasts and seekers of somewhat-scarce technical and educational information.
A bit of background:

  • Wisconsin native and a bit of U.W.
  • Electronics including TV business and Army Comm.
  • US Army in Germany 1953-1955, Arty.Bn. Radio Chief
  • Computer industry for 25 years, 15 of that in Tech. writing and Education
  • Master Watchmaker
  • collector of watches, toys, cameras, dolls and most everything from mid-century.
  • Fan of world fairs, railroads, GM locomotives

Thanks very much for stopping by.

Dave, the GremlinBlurb.

Jackson Davis[edit]

I am a new member.

I would like to find out about posting to WikiQuotes my own translations of copyrighted material from another language to English.

English translations, often not well done, of some of these works have already been published and are copyrighted. Does that make any difference?

Longknowledge 14:48, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)Jackson DavisLongknowledge 14:48, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi, I am a software deveoper living in Cape Town, South Africa. I am very keen to make additions to Wikipedia particularly ones to do with the geography and history of my country.

Jillian Murray[edit]

Sometime lurker; first time editor. It's great to contribute to the world's best procrastination tool for knowledge hounds. I'm a Latin teacher living in Yorkville,_Manhattan, New York City and a Hunter College graduate. My interests include Ancient Greek, philosophy, philology, opera, linguistics, croquet, and breadmaking. Proficient in Ancient Greek, Latin, and French; intermediate Russian; beginning German and Tocharian B.

Existent80 00:42, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi, must have missed this, been here for a month. I love wiki (dosn't anyone who fills this out?) I like copyediting and wikifying so you should see me on the cleanup page a lot. I'm a senior at Pullman High School. Crazynas 05:48, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)


I've been using wikipedia for about six months and just love it. I wish I had more time to write but for now I'm happy to poke around and add the odd sentence here or there. I'm trained in Mathematics (I started the locally article), but have interests all over: Quebec, Jazz, and recently Golf. Sympleko


Hello, im from Alabama. i found out about wikipedia from mozilla firefox when i was looking for other search plug-ins. i used it for awhile reading entries for research without realizing that i could edit the pages myself. at first i didnt understand, but after reading the guides and tutorials, i have become a true wikipedian. its the encyclopedia written by the world.

my areas of interest and expertise would be computer science, mechanics, science fiction, and music. i have a basic understanding of some higher-level math and physics.

i have already written a seed article: Edenism. 02:36, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I am on the National History and Archives Committee for Alpha Phi Omega and am trying to get the Alpha Phi Omega (and related) pages up to par.


Hello, I first heard about Wikipedia about 3 years ago, then forgot about it for about 2 years and I have been basically coming here every day for the last few months with the aim of shoving information into my brain...and I for some reason, unknown to me, I decided to finally sign up today.

Tumble 21:24, 13 Apr 2005


Hi, and thanks for the nice welcome. I will try to contribute as much as possible. :)

--Forconin 11:46, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I discovered Wikipedia some time ago and have relied upon it ever since. I find the concept fascinating: not only does this place exemplify the democritization of information that the internet has brought, but I can't help but think of the Encyclopedia Galactica project in Asimov's Foundation series. Anyway, I'm an avid gamer and history buff, so I look forward to contributing to those areas. Trivial 03:49, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi, I found Wikipedia some days back. I'm really impressed with the concept and the contents. Basically I'm a Java Programmer. My area of interest are travelling places, collecting more and more information about places.

Here in wikipedia I'm updating informations about my district and town. Koraput

I'm also writing a book in Wikibooks. The Complete Programming FAQ

SanatKumar 05:24, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Heya, I've been reading wikipedia for a while now and finally found something to contribute: Counter-Strike: cheating is my article. I seriously hope some more people proofread it though, because I write like crap ;) Dabljuh 15:12, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi all, I've been a Wikipedia reader for a while, and I've had this account for a while, but I've just started looking at updating a few pages and figured I'd drop in here. My interests are in software testing and computer games. I do tend to wander all over the place and when I see a problem, I like to fix it so you may see my name pop up from time to time. I maintain an internal Wiki at my company. If you need any help, drop by my user page. Jtatum 18:30, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)

i want to synthesise knowledge skills capabilties and achieve results[edit]

hi i am taimur and i am new to wikipedia which is in many ways a realisation of my ideas of a learning and reference resouce. my mind has been pregnant with the idea of syntesising information and resources in certain ways to achieve practical ends and results. wiki pedia can offer tremendous support for the projects that i thougt of as a 9th grader but never had the resouces to try and implement. i am lookin farward to a very beneficial affiliation with the wikipedia and wikipedia users.


I found wikipedia by browsing the web and was fascinated by the possibilities it creates. To provide a focus on the knowledge of a topic, this is unsurpassed at this time. Not to mention the time it saves for locating sources. Thanks to the initiator and the contributors.


I found wikipedia by browsing the web and was fascinated by the possibilities it creates. To provide a focus on the knowledge of a topic, this is unsurpassed at this time. Not to mention the time it saves for locating sources. Thanks to the initiator and the contributors.


Intense interest in history. All from NPOV. no - b.s. is the name. Just the facts, ma'am. --nobs

Rachel Brown[edit]

Age 28, I'm a marine biologist. I'm fairly eclectic, happy to comment on anything if I'm sure I'm right. RachelBrown 16:57, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Zoe Allen 17:41, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)[edit]

My principle subjects of expertise are engineering and philosophy, but I'm a fair copy editor for just about any subject. Wikipedia is a smashing idea, thought it was time to start contributing to a resource I use so regularly.


Erin Sebastian[edit]

The spring of inspiration flows from the heart of each and every human. Inspiration fuels imagination. Imagination fuels creativity. And creativity is the two-face Janis of Humankind upon Our Earth. Yet choice to ignore one face, in favor of the other, is a spring which knows no bounds.

This form of encyclopedia, to collect and aggregate the sum of human knowledge, may chronicle our choice between perpetual creation, or the tail of its destruction. My choice, my vote, is to build upon collections of knowledge in perpetuity, by including All for the benefit of All.

--TTLightningRod 15:00, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Let me give a shout out to my peeps! You know who you are! --Riluve 19:13, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hey. I became interested in Wikipedia when I noticed many of my Internet searches gave me links here. Now I love to go on for a few mintues a day, when its possible. It is a great reference when I need to quickly double-check something. Now I want to learn more about it, and make a big difference. Mred64 01:44, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Good morning! I've been using Wikipedia for a few years, and been editing a little in the past few months. I'm usually interested in the gaming and/or sports subjects, but I also sometimes just like to browse. Grev 12:48, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I love your sites and they have helped me so much! I have been using Wiki sites for a couple of months so far.

My name is Brandon Perley and I am 16


Hi. I've known about Wikipedia for some time but it wasn't until I started reading the Votes for Deletion on a page about me that I really got fascinated in the inner workings of it. I am a librarian in Vermont and have been adding some historical data to the Vermont towns pages and trying to convince people in the library community that Wikipedia really is an authoritative source. Jessamyn 14:49, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Howdy everyone. I've been browsing wikipedia for the past year or so. Finally started contributing yesterday. I'm into physics, specifically astrophysics, as well as outdoors stuff (climbing, biking, backpacking, etc), so hopefully I'll be able to make some contributions in those areas. Privong 15:58, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I've been an anonymous contributor for a while, but I decided to get myself an account and be ever so slightly less anonymous. (Accounts let you upload images!) I do discrete math, CS, and pop culture. My project for the next few days will be to finish cleaning up all the entries for individual Johnson solids. —Quuxplusone 03:15, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I can't remember where I learned about WikiPedia from, but I've come for a while now and have lots of fun surfing etc. I created the dividend imputation page and then registered so the origin is not under my username. The edits, are, though. I've also created (eg franking credit) and edited a few other related tax pages to match. It will be mostly business and finance pages I'll deal with (I'm an Associate member of the Securities Institute of Australia and achieved my first Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment last year).

My username comes from two songs by Danish doom metal band Saturnus. Nakkiel is apparently the name of a fallen angel, though I haven't found any reference to it outside of Saturnus information and it isn't in WikiPedia's List of fallen angels nor in the external link provided.

Nakkiel 06:26, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)Nakkiel


Hi. I've been here for a little less than an hour now. This is fun. I've edited a page, The Wandering Juvie. I caught a vandal, Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress, and added content to a page as well, Montgomery County, Maryland. This is a great site, I'm sad it took me this long to find it.

Ben2umbc 06:36, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I first discovered Wikipedia a year or so ago, but I only just joined a few days ago (I should have done it sooner, dangit!). I'm a 16-year-old Junior from near Conroe, Texas. Mainly I'm interested in languages (particularly Mandarin, Ojibwe, and Hebrew) and linguistics (especially historical linguistics). Entiendo español, pero no sé si puedo ayudar con esa versión de Wikipedia, porque no puedo escribirlo bien... In any case, I look forward to contributing what I can for a long time to come. --Whimemsz 14:58, Apr 23, 2005 (UTC)


I started making edits about several months ago, but I created an account because Wikipedia seemed like an unparalleled repository of information, new and old, where virtually anyone could contribute. My interests are anime, manga, or wherever my schoolwork takes me.

I'm also an amateur photographer, and I hope to upload some images soon.

Sango123 16:43, Apr 23, 2005 (UTC)

Doc Glasgow[edit]

Found this site several months ago - I was using it for info and started to get annoyed with the odd mistake in areas I knw something about. But then, you can't complain if you don't contribute... --Doc Glasgow 17:07, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I heard about Wikipedia on the news yesterday and I think I'm already addicted. I am interested in Maltese dogs, as I own 3 and hope to one day show in conformation and I'm also a Registered Nurse with a focus in Pediatrics. I hope to be able to contribute to Wikipedia. maltmomma 17:04, Apr 25, 2005 (UTC)maltmomma



I am a middle school English teacher and am totally new to the Wiki world. Anyone out there that want's to give me some pointers and ideas on where to jump in, that would be great!

RedlandsJames 07:56, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)RedlandsJames


Hi everyone! I have come to the English Wikipedia through a search engine, and joined the Italian team first (where I still work) but since I speak some English I thought I might contribute something here as well. Before coming to the 'pedia I did not know what open-content was. Now I know: it is about a dream come true. Thanks for being there, Wiki! --Wikipedius 23:54, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I have a background in foreign languages, and I contribute articles on diverse topics in three languages—American English (my mother tongue), French and German. I am a professional copy editor and proofreader, so I often edit Wiki articles for proper grammar, syntax, and punctuation. However, I don't mind at all when my own work is edited. I always learn something.Mason.Jones 01:32, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

William Hogshead[edit]

Hi, everyone. My name is William Hogshead. I'm interested in A Series of Unfortunate Events book series, video games, and the world of Myst.

I must say, I'm going to have fun here at Wikipedia-The Free Encyclopedia! william hogshead 01:40, Apr 27, 2005 (UTC)


Well, I've been swearing by wikipedia and its greatness for a long time now. Now seems like a good time to start pitching in too. My main interests that could be of benefit to wikipedia are maths, philosophy, interest in layout/design/consistency, proficiency in English and a big interest in explaining things with a minimal of fuss (ie, using plain english, targetting as wide an audience as sensible, trying to hit the nail on the head without waffling for too much or being too terse, etc. etc.) The friendly, collaborative atmosphere that comes across to me as a reader is amazing. I'm interested to see how my attitude evolves as I become more involved! Conskeptical 12:51, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hello. I found Wikipedia a few months ago, and it quickly became one of my most favorite sites. I decided to get an account to make use of more of the features Wikipedia has, and I think I'm going to enjoy it a lot. --Peter1219 23:09, Apr 27, 2005 (UTC)


I'm pretty new to Wikipedia, but I love what I've seen and learned! I have pretty broad interests: science and technology, languages and linguistics, music and popular culture. I'm hoping to contribute with my knowledge of chemical engineering, specifically colloid and interfacial science.

Solidpeg 19:14, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)Solidpeg


Actually I've been here for quite some time, and have tried to make some edit on the day I joined, but pretty soon I exhausted my idea for editings, so I rested until an admin (utcursch) greets me suddenly. And in the meantime, I've been more active(at least relatively) at , mainly editing High School Extensions.

As for myself, I live (natively) in ShaTin, Hong Kong, am 16 years old, mainly interested in maths, maths puzzles, computer, and sometimes random stuff. --Lemontea 13:05, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I guess my main interests/areas of knowledge are Arthurian legends, Film and Figure Skating :) These are the things that I feel I have a good level of knowledge about and that I really like :)

I'm bilingual. I speak both English and Polish pretty much as my native languages (English is probably the weaker one). I tend to use the English wikipedia more, probably because it's bigger. I've no idea how I found out about wikipedia ;) It just keeps appearing in various ways... google searches, links from all sorts of pages.... etc.

I've already started meddling with some Arthurian pages here...

Monika 14:13, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi there. I don't know how long ago I discovered Wikipedia, but I've been making anonymous edits here and there with varying IP addresses. One of my chief interests is computers, especially Macs, but I look up (and sometimes add to) whatever I stumble across. I have a (really) little Mac site at which I wrote from scratch in HTML, if anyone wants to look. --Micler 21:19, Apr 29, 2005 (UTC)


I'm just an all-too-typical physics/CS geek. I probably found out about Wikipedia from Slashdot (although I was already present at the Portland Pattern Repository), and went straight for the article merging with Vulcan nerve pinch (2004). Eventually I decided I might be continually useful to the Wiki and I registered. I'm not as much of a Dr. Who fan as one would think; the name is just my longtime-standard username.

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Hi all, I'm new to Wiki's and wanted to learn more. I have a background in communications and manage a computer help desk. My interests are fairly diverse so I tend to be all over the place. For some odd reason, I find copy-editing rather relaxing and try and get through a couple of articles a night. I'm up for bigger projects if anyone needs help but am more than happy to just run around picking up crumbs here and there. I live in the US in the Seattle Washington area where it is currently raining yet again.--Stockwell 07:15, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Just an average Canadian. I've got a lot of wierd areas of interest, I'll try to do my best with what I can. No formal researching education, but I consider myself an amateur creative writer, so it shouldn't become too tough to work on something.

Just found Wikipedia through Google of course, or maybe it was a random forum link, I'm not sure. Topics that interest me are videogames and internetia. Things that currently interest me are humans (civilization, evolution and culture) and Canada's Great Lakes region which is where I grew up.

PudgyMoogle 15:46, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)PudgyMoogle

New to Wikipedia[edit]

I just found the website while looking for information. I decided to join right away since it seems like a place to connect with people who might know about things I'm interested in. It seems very easy to use and open for creativity, but I really can't imagine how I'll fit in. My main interests are education and therapy (which I define mainly as "self-care"), art (my favorite form of therapy) and how the internet is really changing the world. I'm also interested in gardening in the desert (most of the books are not written in my area). I need to get back to the tutorial now.Trmcnamara 20:08, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)Trmcnamara