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ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ (KNOW YOURSELF) - inscription on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.
Esperanza Userpage Barnstar
Esperanza Userpage Barnstar

Wikistress: A bit tense
WikiMoney: ψ 20

I am MacGyverMagic, also known by the abbreviation of Mgm on the internet and I come from the Netherlands. I first came to Wikipedia after seeing it featured on BBC Click Online. My very first edit was improving the article Sodium chloride on April 18, 2004. I did the coding by looking up examples elsewhere. Only after successfully editing that page, did I start reading all the help and policy pages. I got addicted soon after and since December 1, 2004 I have administrator status on the English Wikipedia.

As of 2007 I primarily keep myself busy with article creation, copyediting and administrator tasks. I'm also listed as a translator from Dutch to English.

Even though I study chemistry, I tend to stay away from chemistry articles in order to keep my time of Wikipedia a hobby instead of work. My favorite topics to edit are: magic, Ancient Egypt (hieroglyphs in particular) and more recently forensic science; I also contribute to various articles on film and television. Since I believe talented young people are heavily underrepresented on Wikipedia, I tend to work on articles related to child actors, child singers and other famous children (see my list). But I often get distracted, resulting in edits all over the place. For quite a while I managed the "Did you know" section on the Main Page and on October 23, 2006 I won the Esperanza Userpage Award shortly before the award's page got deleted. As part of the Adopt-a-User program I have adopted Presidentman (formerly known as Patricknoddy).

Outside of Wikipedia I enjoy performing magic, fiction writing and a game called mafia (also known as werewolf).

MacGyverMagic is currently:
Update: OnBusyWork/ClassOff

Travels edit
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Countries I visited:

Netherlands Belgium France Switzerland Spain Greece Hungary
Italy Czech Republic Slovakia Austria Luxembourg United Kingdom United States
U.S. States I visited: Raleigh/Durham
Places I travelled through but didn't actually visit: New York (JFK Airport) Cincinnatti
Places I wish to visit: Canada Sweden


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Barnstars & Awards edit
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from JRM for vandalhunting.
from Ludraman for work in several different areas.
from Triddle for work on his stubsensor project.
from Howabout1 for being generally helpful.
from PubLife for providing help to clueless newbies.
from GraemeL for my HD work (especially for this edit which made him laugh).
for helping Molotov over a spot of anger.
from Krashlandon for tireless help with new articles.
from Yoyo for pointing out a mistake he made.
from Flarn2005 for redesigning his userpage.
from Lostintherush for my work on the help- and reference desk.
from Samir for thoughtfulness and encouragement to up and coming editors.
from UninvitedCompany for my work on the OTRS queues.
from Xiner for my work on the help desk.
from Jreferee for having the most unique edits to DYK.
from Hpfan9374 for my userpage.
from LukeTheSpook for helping on the Help desk.
from Bibliomaniac15 who called me an Awesome Wikipedian and made January 22, 2009 my day.
from Anirban16chatterjee for settling a dispute on the computer reference desk.
from Ikip for my handling of the KT Manu Musliar AfD.
from 2008Olympian for brief work in image removal of templates.


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