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If you want to ping me — my User name[edit]

I recommend {{u|1=7&6=thirteen}}, {{reply to|1=7&6=thirteen}}, {{reply to|7&6=thirteen}} [[User:7&6=thirteen|7&6=thirteen]], or [[User:7&6=thirteen]].
My user name does not ping in the usual way, because of the equal sign "=", I am told. I thought it was ampersand "&", but am informed that wasn't true.[1]
However, I am a Luddite, and my WP:User name has served me well for over a decade; so I am not about to change. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Hello fellow Wikipedians[edit]

I will try to do good work for the benefit of Wikipedia. Let us work together for a better and free encyclopedia. We can make the world an improved place through shared knowledge. 7&6=thirteen () 10:07, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

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My List of Did You Knows
Salus populi suprema lex esto.
(Cicero: De Legibus)
"The health of the people should be the highest law."
It is The Reader that we should consider on each and every edit we make to Wikipedia.

(Thanks to Alan Liefting, via BMK via BD2412)

My favorite tag for use by ill-advised editors[edit]

Let's put our armor on[edit]

Our work together here should be our armor, not some sharp, angry, burning sword. I would strongly recommend that everyone here find an article to work on for a while; not the cliche "random article", but something that gives you a nice tug at the heartstrings. It feels great to be out there doing work on something you genuinely care about, and I assure you it'll help you regain the sense of why you're here.

7&6=thirteen () 18:25, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Keep your perspective[edit]

But I recently witnessed a war of words over WP:Infoboxes.[2]
As Rodney King famously said, "Can't we all get along."
In the end, an infobox here and not an infobox there is not the end of wikipedia. And it is not worth fighting over.
Endianness. See Toilet paper orientation.
FWIW, it applies not only to eggs, but to toilet paper I am certain that it is supposed to go over the top, like a waterfall.[3]

Gender gap and other systemic issues[edit]


  • Peake, Bryce (2015). "WP:THREATENING2MEN: Misogynist Infopolitics and the Hegemony of the Asshole Consensus on English Wikipedia". Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. doi:10.7264/N3TH8JZS.

Criticism of Wikipedia[edit]

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This user prefers
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The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.

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A musical interlude[edit]

Listen to Wikipedia[edit]

Seeing and listening to Wikipedia edits as they occur. – Randy Kryn
A Zen-like experience.

My Did You Know awards[edit]

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A wish for the New decade[edit]

Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr, featured (September 18, 2019). "The Weight" (Video). Playing for Change, Song Around The World. Retrieved January 6, 2020 – via YouTube. 10,859,670 views

Pivotal thoughts[edit]

Food for thought — trimmed and short is better[edit]

A worthwhile project that I created[edit]

A few articles with major contributions (incomplete list – more to come)[edit]

Frank Murphy * Northern Michigan * Three hares * Barber's pole * Turtling (sailing) * Oliver Hazard Perry * Alex J. Groesbeck * Bill Smith (fell runner) * Sturgeon Point Light * Yank Levy * John Henry Devereux * Automotive Hall of Fame * Passenger pigeon * James Clark McReynolds * Alexander Macomb (general) * Leonberger *Elijah McCoy * Strait of Magellan * Dragonmead * SS Clifton * Glossary of nautical terms * Fireball Cinnamon Whisky * The Thumb * Sherman Minton * Houses at Auvers * Milorganite * Justice delayed is justice denied * Micah True * White Shoal Light, Michigan * Mildred Seydell * Pewabic Pottery * List of newspapers in Michigan * Owney (dog) * The Moon is made of green cheese * Akita (dog) * Jack Dempsey * Alpena, Michigan * W. Stanley Proctor * Yule Marble * Spectacle Reef Light * Flipism * Fit in or fuck off * Round Island Light, Michigan * Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve * Otium * John Angel (sculptor) * Grayling, Michigan * List of magic museums * American Museum of Magic * Upper Peninsula of Michigan * Cão de Gado Transmontano * Outhouse * Rock of Ages Light * Joseph H. Albers * Orin William Angwall * List of museums in Michigan * William Rath * Marquette Harbor Light * Seul Choix Light * Eastern cougar * Mountain dog (since systematically destroyed) * Hair's breadth * Hamtramck, Michigan * Tenants Harbor Light * Alpena Light * Burr Caswell * Russian military deception * Eloise Cemetery * Harrisville, Michigan * Waugoshance Light * Howard Wiest * Bernese Mountain Dog * Port Sanilac Light * Crooked Billet * Abraham Lincoln's patent * Big Sable Point Light * United States lightship Huron (LV-103) * Sergeant Stubby * Richard Wilbur Award * Trial film * Old Mackinac Point Light * Ile Aux Galets Light * Poe Reef Light * John Marshall * Ambush of the steamboat J. R. Williams * Milam Building * Big Bay Point Light * Clarence Thomas * Granite Island (Michigan) * St. Florian Church (Hamtramck, Michigan) * Point Iroquois Light * Dean Smith (pilot) * Tadeusz Arentowicz * Wa (watercraft) * Elizabeth L. Gardner * St. Helena Island Light * Bibliography of encyclopedias * List of individual dogs * Scallop * John Swainson * Point of Graves Burial Ground * Traverse City, Michigan * DeTour Reef Light * Port Austin Light * Thomas James Wise * Shit Museum * Point Betsie Light * Capability Brown * Sportsboat * Candida blankii * Tom Rees (airman) * Windsor soup * Speyer wine bottle * Mackinac Bridge * Daniella van Graas * Derrick Morris * Hugo Black * Chicago Harbor Light * Wayfarer (dinghy) * CL 16 * John Tiedtke * Charity Island Light * Memory hole * Whitefish Point Light * Irving Jacob Reuter * Charlevoix South Pier Light Station * 1836 U.S. Patent Office fire * Christopher Werner * Thurgood Marshall * S.W. Randall Toyes and Giftes * Exeter War Memorial * Edward Ardolino * Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad * Harbor Beach Light * Manistee, Michigan * Oscoda, Michigan * Milwaukee Breakwater Light * Bust of Edward Snowden * Harry Houdini * Wawatam Lighthouse * Vehicle blind spot * Elvis' Greatest Shit * How I Met Your Music * Earl Young (architect) * Soybean car * Peninsula Point Light * Mail bag * Stripped Classicism * Michigan * Richard Haine * Pierce Butler (justice) * Instagram egg * Experiment (horse-powered boat) * Noah Haynes Swayne * Forty Mile Point Light * Grosse Point Light * 1877 U.S. Patent Office fire * Alcona County, Michigan * SS Carl D. Bradley * National Academy of Arbitrators * Ossian Sweet * The Tridge (Midland, Michigan) * The House of Houdini * Michigan Brewing Company * Demographics of the United States Supreme Court * The Alpena News * Eppa Rixey * Template:Bags * Template:Lighthouses of Michigan *List of museums in Michigan * Celis White * Hoegaarden Brewery


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