For a variety of reasons, I prefer to remain mostly anonymous on Wikipedia for now; since I also consider it important to know whom one is working with, I will, however, divulge information about myself to a certain degree.
I am one of those people who suffer greatly from the fact that there are only twenty-four hours to a day and only seven days to a week; notwithstanding this, I collect hobbies the same way other people collect stamps; see the next section for more on that. I also love to chat about virtually every subject you could think of (I've been accused of being more communicative than the average girl), so feel free to start a conversation with me about any topic you want.
Two of my hobbies were probably strongly influenced by my older siblings: I took up equestrianism in my mid-teens (after having observed my sister partake in uncountable eventing tournaments), and I've always taken great interest in computers and computer games (having looked over the shoulder of my brother playing computer games since I can think).
I'm rather unhappy with the wikipedia policies of "use common name" and "use English" (WP:NC(CN) and WP:NC(UE)). In my humble opinion, its principle amounts to de facto disinformation of the reader, who is lead to believe that the common name is also the correct name. Examples of this would be:
Czech Republic → Czechia (Official short name which has not yet caught on in general usage – in part owing to the reluctance of newspapers and official publications to use something not yet widely known, which results in not too many people knowing about the short name, due to which newspapers and official publications... you get the idea.)
Naturally, I also support the use of ß, Þ, ó, ä and similar characters of the extended Latin alphabet in article titles, as well as the use of diacritics, especially if the only difference between the correct name and the "English" name is the lack of diacritics in the latter.
There are a number of interesting issues going on at meta: of which the casual user may not be aware; this section is meant to draw your attention towards a few of them which I consider the most important and the ones most worthy of support.
Among the proposals for new projects and development tasks are two which enjoy my highest support. The first is Wikidata, which is meant to store data in a format which can be easily edited and retrieved for use in all other Wikimedia projects; for instance, we would finally have a single authoritative source for data about a country's area and population. The second is WikiMusic/WikiScores/Wikimusic II, a project meant to store data about works of music in the same way that the Wikimedia Commons house images, audio and video files and Wikisource houses textual works.
There are plans to move from various language-specific editions of Wiktionary towards a single one, called OmegaWiki (omegawiki.org); in my opinion, this would be a great step towards making Wiktionary an authoritative source for checking translations of words into various languages.
I believe that Wikibooks and Wiktionary need new logos; this is currently under discussion on meta. Furthermore, discussion is ongoing on Wikispecies about a small change to the current logo, and the new Wikiversity project is also in need of a logo. I've put links to the respective debates near the top of this page, below the navigation bar.
I am against the concept behind simple:. In my opinion, people whose English is rather bad should be integrated into en: as well as possible; after all, there's a sufficient reservoir of people with very good English who can correct mistakes.
Est omnino difficile iudicare inclusionis meritum cuiusdam rei in encyclopædia cum ratio sciendi quid populi referat incerta sit, sed nihilominus aliquid encyclopædiam dedecet
It is generally difficult to judge the worthiness of a particular topic for inclusion in an encyclopedia considering that there is no certain way to know what interests people, but some topics nevertheless are not fit for an encyclopedia.
This motto reflects the desire of these Wikipedians to be reluctant, but not entirely unwilling, to remove articles from Wikipedia.
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The Barnstar of Diligence
For your constant contribution to the euro topics. Miguel.mateo (talk) 13:13, 21 April 2008 (UTC)