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23–12 This user operates at random intervals between 2300 and 1200 UTC.
BrainMop.jpg This user was demoted to janitor Sysop. (verify)
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This user is male.
Australia map.gif This user is proud to be an Aussie
"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
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This user's Political Compass coordinates are (-5.75,-3.38).
Flag of the United States.svg This user thinks there are a lot of problems with the USA
Nuclear Power Yes Please.png This user supports the nuclear-industrial complex

Radioactive.svg This user is radioactive with an activity of roughly 8 kBq.

This user has a Myers-Briggs result of ISTP (or INTP).
This user is a Grammar Nazi. Heil Stickler!
Warning This user does not care about your religious beliefs, so long as they are not forced on the rest of us.
Minesweeper logo.png This user enjoys playing Minesweeper.
C programming userbox.png This user thinks if you don't program in a dialect of C, you're some sort of girlie man.
This user suffers from
terminal procrastination!
This user has Asperger's syndrome or is somewhere on the Autism Spectrum.
This user is a nerd — and proud of it!.
Pi-symbol.png This user can only remember pi to 10 decimal places.
This user is interested in Germany.
H2g2.jpg The meaning of life has nothing to do with god or fate or any of that bullshit. It's 42.

Opening chess position from black side.jpg This user knows how to play chess.

... This user already has too many userboxes, but added another one anyway.

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)

Unwanted appearances[edit]

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?


  1. I'd almost dub it further evidence that Seppos can't write English
  2. Not to be confused with that user