Hi, my name is Colin and I love Wikipedia.
Some of my areas of interest include:
My favourite 'meta' activities on Wikipedia are:
Below are a few of my favourite articles which I've created or contributed to substantially:
(I have a full list of my article creations here.)
My first edit under this username was the creation of the article for the Canadian trampolinist Jason Burnett in January 2007, but I was not very active until 2019. This account was originally named "Dindon" (the French word for "turkey"). In 2015, it was forcibly renamed to "Dindon~enwiki" during the transition to a system of unique usernames across Wikimedia projects. In January 2019, it was renamed to "Colin M", at my request.
I'm also semi-active on Wikimedia Commons and Wiktionary.
I keep a somewhat neglected list here of some of my idiosyncratic views on matters that I think we currently get wrong, in terms of policies and guidelines or their application.
If life ever gets me down, I like to just remember that American opossum in baby grand piano.jpg is a thing that exists (and is even currently included in the article Virginia opossum!). I love to ponder the circumstances that led to the creation of this photo, and just be thankful that c:User:Jkatsis2 was moved to not just take it, but upload it to Wikimedia Commons (under such a delightfully literal, precise filename), where it could bring joy, mirth, and wonder to so many.