How about, rather than writing anything interesting about myself, I let userboxes do all the work?
I'll just add that I'm not new to the MediaWiki game. Not super-experienced, either, but I know what I'm doing. Look, I even know how to snarkily/sarcastically link to things in the middle of a sentence! Guess I have this "SPOV" thing in the bag.
I registered mostly because, having browsed through this site for quite a while now, I noted some minor typos/other mistakes, so now I've registered to help fix these :) I think this fix was the first I ever wanted to make.
Something I've seen a shocking amount of on this wiki,[snark 1] which I hope to correct: the usage of "proved" as a past participle.
Use proven when:
- it follows "been", "was", "is" or "are". Examples: "it was proven", "it has been proven" (a sentence where it could follow "am" is left as an exercise for the reader)
- it follows "have", "has" or "had". Example: "I have proven my point"
- it follows a contraction of any of the above, like "we've" or "I've"
- it otherwise acts like an adjective: "the proven examples"
Use proved when:
- it is the verb in the sentence, usually directly after the subject. Example: "I proved that chocolate is inherently delicious"
Basically, if "eaten" would make grammatical sense (ignoring syntax), use "proven":
- I ate my food. (I proved my point)
- My food was eaten (My food was proven)
- I have eaten my food (I have proven my point)
Note these are clearly wrong:
- I eaten my food (I proven my point)
- My food was ate (My point was proved)
- I have ate my food (I have proved my point)
Having a nice, sane discussion and then this user[snark 2] appears out of the blue? You might be interested in our brand-new "template", User:Kazitor/IsHere. It looks like:
Oh dear — Kazitor is here
Well, isn't this a downer.
Maybe if we ignore him, he'll go away?
- ↑ I'd almost dub it further evidence that Seppos can't write English
- ↑ Not to be confused with that user