Wikivacation Edit

I will be gone till Aug. 1. Rmhermen 19:36, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Something about Myself Edit

I started trying to give my computer something to do so I signed it up for Seti at Home. Then I found I could do something myself and joined Distributed Proofreaders in early 2000, soon after it started, proofreading texts for inclusion in Project Gutenberg. Then I tried to join Nupedia but they only wanted PhD's and never sent me any proofreading work since that project moved slower than a snail on a tar barrel. I saw a little link for their side project and found Wikipedia in early 2001, probably in April. Sometime in 2001 or 2002 I also worked on Clickworkers, marking lunar and Martian craters on images. My first edits to Wikiquote was on Aug 2, 2004 when I dug out my old copy of Bartlett's and opened a random page. On March 31, 2005, I was made a sysop on Wikiquote.

Copyedit Challenge Edit

Compared to Wikipedia, Wikiquote still has very few editors. Kind of like the old days at Wikipedia but fewer eyes mean more simple mistakes don't get caught and corrected. I have recently been on a high noble quest to properly format articles. Mostly adding categories, fixing en: links to w: or adding missing links to Wikipedia. I have been using Special:AncientPages to find old neglected pages and Special:New Pages to check new pages. I hit Random Page ten times one day and found something to correct/alter on every page. So it is clear that there is a lot of simple maintenance required. I will try to remember to stop copyediting every once in a while to add new quotes, if I remember.