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[[Image:cathedral_in_cologne.jpg|thumb|200px|A picture I took of Cologne Cathedral]]
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[[Image:BanffAvenue.jpg|thumb|275px|A picture I took of [[Banff]].]]
 
==Who Am I?==
 
==Who Am I?==
  
I haven't entered my real name in my [[Special:Preferences | preferences]] partially because I like the anonymity offered by wikis -- nobody needs to connect my offline identity with my online edits.  I am under no illusion that it would be at all difficult for anyone reading this to figure out my real name, but it's enough trouble that most people won't bother.
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I haven't entered my real name in my [[Special:Preferences | preferences]] partially because I like the anonymity offered by wikis -- nobody needs to connect my offline identity with my online edits.  I am under no illusion that it would be difficult for anyone to figure out my real name, but it's enough trouble that most people won't bother.
  
I travel a lot for both work and pleasure.  I just got extra pages sewn in my passport.  I travel mainly to [[Europe]] and [[North America]], though I have been to [[South Korea]], [[India]] and [[Australia]] in the past few years.
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I travel a lot for both work and pleasure.  I got extra pages sewn in my passport.  I travel mainly to [[Europe]] and within [[North America]], though I have been to [[Kuching]], [[Singapore]], [[Australia]] and [[Tokyo]] in the past few years.
  
 
My wife is a writer and an editor, who is deeply skeptical of the idea of engaging in either activity without compensation.  (Good thing I'm the amateur in our family.)  One of her favorite sayings is, "All work is the avoidance of harder work."  I get a lot of work done on Wikitravel by avoiding harder work.
 
My wife is a writer and an editor, who is deeply skeptical of the idea of engaging in either activity without compensation.  (Good thing I'm the amateur in our family.)  One of her favorite sayings is, "All work is the avoidance of harder work."  I get a lot of work done on Wikitravel by avoiding harder work.
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==Administrator==
 
==Administrator==
  
I am one of Wikitravel's [[Wikitravel:Administrators | administrators]].  This gives me several powers, some of which (e.g. blocking IP addresses, protecting pages) Wikitravel prides itself on never using.  The one I use most frequently is the ability to revert changes with the click of a mouse.  If I have reverted one of your changes, feel free to leave a note on [[User_talk:Jonboy | my talk page]] and ask why.  I only revert changes that have a clear negative impact on the page -- violating one of our policies, breaking the wiki markup, etc.
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I was one of Wikitravel's [[Wikitravel:Administrators | administrators]].  This gave me several powers, some of which (e.g. blocking IP addresses, protecting pages) Wikitravel prided itself on rarely using.  The one I used most frequently was the ability to revert changes with the click of a mouse.
  
==Docent==
 
I am a [[Wikitravel:Docent| docent]] for [[College Park]] and other destinations in [[Maryland]].  If you have any questions, please leave them on my [[User_talk:Jonboy | talk page]].
 
  
==Random Pages==
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{{Babel-3|en|es-2|de-1}}
Lately I've been amusing myself by choosing a [[Special:Randompage|random page]] and editing it.  Usually I try to bring it in line with the [[Wikitravel:External links|external links policy]], fixing the isIn if necessary, and sometimes fixing the [[Wikitravel:Spelling|spelling]].  It's fun when this activity brings me to a page for a place I've actually been.
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==External Links Countdown==
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==Docent==
As of 21:22, 15 Feb 2006 (EST), we have 3269 matches to a search for ''External Links''.  Almost every one of those hits is not in conformity with the [[Wikitravel:External links|external links policy]], so I'm going after them.  I'm keeping this countdown to help motivate me.  Part of my motivation is that these sections seem to suggest to new users that we welcome links to their travel guide, photo album, booking service, etc.
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I am a [[Wikitravel:What_is_a_docent%3F| docent]] for some destinations in [[Maryland]].  If you have any questions, please leave them on my [[User_talk:Jonboy | talk page]].
 
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As of 18:25, 22 Feb 2006 (EST), we're at 2693. 
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As of 22:17, 27 February 2006 (EST), we're at 2288.
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As of 23:08, 3 March 2006 (EST), we're at 2186. 
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As of 22:18, 8 March 2006 (EST), we're at 1797. 
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As of 14:02, 15 March 2006 (EST), we're at 1295. 
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As of 19:16, 29 March 2006 (EST), we're at 1056.
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As of 20:47, 16 April 2006 (EDT), we're at 864.
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As of 14:34, 24 April 2006 (EDT), we're at 793.
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As of 21:34, 1 May 2006 (EDT), we're at 621.
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As of 03:33, 9 May 2006 (EDT), we're at 553.
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As of 15:27, 16 May 2006 (EDT), we're at 397.
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==Images==
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Images I've contributed:
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*[[:Image:BanffAvenue.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:CentralPark.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:SolomonsMaryland.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Dateland.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:NaantaliHarbor.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:ClaraBartonHouse.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:MallofAmericaInterior.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Elvis_Grave.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Stubby_Stonehenge.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Paddington_Bear_Statue.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Tijuana_Ave_Revolucion.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Ironbridge.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:StMarys-Ross-on-Wye.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Blaenavon.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Trafalgar Square.JPG]]
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*[[:Image:National Gallery London.JPG]]
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*[[:Image:CadillacRanch.JPG]]
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*[[:Image:Cathedral in cologne.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Times_square.jpg]]
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*[[:Image:Lei.jpg]]
  
As of 21:12, 24 May 2006 (EDT), we're at 233.
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==External Links==
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As of 15 Feb 2006, we had 3269 matches to a search for ''External Links''.  Almost every one of those hits was not in conformity with the [[Wikitravel:External links|external links policy]], so I started to go after them.  Part of my motivation was that these sections seem to suggest to new users that we welcome links to their travel guide, photo album, booking service, etc.  As of 24 May 2006, we got down to 233, and in July, we made it to the point where we have 17 hits for the search, which are mostly not actual hits.  Those that remain are travel topics, which I'm less concerned about.
  
Use [http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Special:Search&limit=500&offset=0&ns0=1&redirs=1&searchx=1&search=%22external+links%22| this link] to check the total.
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Use [http://wikitravel.org/en/Special:Search?ns0=1&search=%22external+links%22&fulltext=Search this link] to check if someone's snuck one back.
  
 
{{hasDocent|Jonboy}}
 
{{hasDocent|Jonboy}}
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[[WikiPedia:User:J1729]]

Latest revision as of 16:21, 23 January 2013

A picture I took of Banff.

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Who Am I?[edit]

I haven't entered my real name in my preferences partially because I like the anonymity offered by wikis -- nobody needs to connect my offline identity with my online edits. I am under no illusion that it would be difficult for anyone to figure out my real name, but it's enough trouble that most people won't bother.

I travel a lot for both work and pleasure. I got extra pages sewn in my passport. I travel mainly to Europe and within North America, though I have been to Kuching, Singapore, Australia and Tokyo in the past few years.

My wife is a writer and an editor, who is deeply skeptical of the idea of engaging in either activity without compensation. (Good thing I'm the amateur in our family.) One of her favorite sayings is, "All work is the avoidance of harder work." I get a lot of work done on Wikitravel by avoiding harder work.

Administrator[edit]

I was one of Wikitravel's administrators. This gave me several powers, some of which (e.g. blocking IP addresses, protecting pages) Wikitravel prided itself on rarely using. The one I used most frequently was the ability to revert changes with the click of a mouse.


Wikitravel:Babel
en This user is a native speaker of English.
es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.

Docent[edit]

I am a docent for some destinations in Maryland. If you have any questions, please leave them on my talk page.

Images[edit]

Images I've contributed:

External Links[edit]

As of 15 Feb 2006, we had 3269 matches to a search for External Links. Almost every one of those hits was not in conformity with the external links policy, so I started to go after them. Part of my motivation was that these sections seem to suggest to new users that we welcome links to their travel guide, photo album, booking service, etc. As of 24 May 2006, we got down to 233, and in July, we made it to the point where we have 17 hits for the search, which are mostly not actual hits. Those that remain are travel topics, which I'm less concerned about.

Use this link to check if someone's snuck one back.


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