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en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances intermédiaires en français.
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About me

Hello, I'm a Wikivoyager based in Sydney. I'm lucky to have traveled extensively in North America, Southeast Asia and a bit of traveling to Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East. An interesting piece of trivia about me is that I have traveled to all four hemispheres and dipped my feet in all five oceans. That said, there are still many places that I dream of – southern and east Africa, most of South America, Antarctica, and many European and Asian countries that I hope to visit sometime soon. If you haven't infered the meaning from the images and banner, mountains always have a special place in my travel journal even though I despise the cold. Tropical areas, especially areas with low-lying waters do also pleasure me – I'm a person who loves dipping their feet in bodies of water.

I don't have a specific area of interest meaning I routinely edit destinations from all over the world, though I do work a lot more about my home Australia (specifically NSW) than other places. Remote, obscure, faraway places do also fancy me; I've started articles for many remote destinations that I'll probably never visit like Île Amsterdam, Russian Arctic National Park or many destinations in Nunavik, Quebec just to name a few. Nevertheless, I still do a bit of Mosifying and copyediting throughout the site.

I also like working on park articles; I've created about 10% of this site's park articles. Feel free to give me suggestions on national parks to create (on my talk page) – or better yet, plunge forward and help expand Wikivoyage's coverage of park articles. There's also an expedition for that, which I started.

I'm someone who's particularly interested in geopolitics, astronomy, paleontology, caves, archeology and geology (though none of them are my professions). You may see me working on articles about these subjects. I'm also interested in random bits of trivia along with history and politics although you may not see me actively on those last to categories – that's what Wikipedia is for.

I can help out with articles, templates or anything; I'll be sure to help out to the best of what I can. Either leave a message on my talk page, or leave me a {{ping}}. I also make .json lines (line markers) for itineraries as well, and can do one upon request using geojson.io, a useful tool to get a line marker. If you need any help with this, leave me a message and check out this easy tutorial. I can also help out with mapshapes, and with getting you started on making one of these mapshapes, whether it's using OpenStreetMap data or drawing it out.

Oh and not to forget, I also have a GitHub page too. Been dormant for a while though. All files are under a CC-BY SA 3.0 AU License.

My Wikimedia activity

I'm proud to have made over 100,000 edits as of throughout Wikimedia. Editing Wikivoyage might be a hobby that I treasure, but I also equally enjoy editing other WMF projects. Wikimedia Commons is my second home wiki, where I mainly move and categorize files and have made over 14,000 edits. I frequent the other projects listed below, though I'm not super active on those wikis.

Other WMF sites that I edit:

I also sporadically edit other wikis such as the Simple English Wikipedia or the Italian Wikivoyage (despite my it-0 understanding of Italian).

Licensing statement

I release my content under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 License as per the Terms of Use unless explicitly stated and release my static maps under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license unless it's a derivative. I do not wish to release my content in the public domain, and so you will need to somehow give attribution. This includes maplines I've made, or any content I add that is my own work.

My cropped banners are a slightly different case. Use whatever license was used on the original. For my other uploads of my own work, you need to attribute me as "SHB2000". Attributing "Wikimedia Commons" is simply not good enough.

Docent

I'm a docent for the following pages:

This section is about me being a Docent. If your looking for some information, this is the section

To ask information, just simply leave a message on my talk page by clicking the button below!

If you want me to email you, then yes, I can, however, to email me, you'll need to be autoconfirmed (have at least had your account for 4 days). Emails disabled globally for new users.

Keep in mind, that I might not know the answer to everything, but I will try my best to answer it.


Notable things I've done

  • I've created about 10% of all park articles on the English Wikivoyage.
  • I made all articles breadcrumbed under Australia are usable or above. This doesn't include articles not breadcrumbed under Australia, but part of Australia such as Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • The number of French national parks that had articles went from zero, to eleven, having created all of them, all are either usable or higher.
  • I founded the Wikivoyage:National Parks Expedition.
  • Many of the maplines such as the one on Quebec Route 389, E8 through Finland and Norway or Oxley Highway were traced by me.
  • Adelaide was mostly districtified by me, along with some assistance, while I entirely created the districts for Canberra.
  • I made some heavy structural changes to the region structure of Guadeloupe.
  • I introduced the informative article status, which is slowly being rolled out.

Languages

I'm a native speaker of English and have an intermediate knowledge of French. That being said, I'm not the best copyeditor out there, but I do translate articles from other language Wikivoyages and Wikipedias to improve Wikivoyage's coverage of places. I use DeepL as my translator, which is mostly accurate and does the job.

My preferred dialect of English is my native Australian English, but my American English is just as good (perhaps because I watch way too many American movies). I might occasionally use American terms and spellings when I'm unaware, except for some cases where I just think the AusE spelling looks wrong.



Articles and pages

These include ones that I have either created or heavily worked on. Key:

  • Guide or (g): 38
  • Star or (s): 3
  • Featured or (f)

Numbers here include articles created on the French Wikivoyage.

Outline articles, usable articles and informative articles are not marked as pretty much most other articles I have created or have heavily worked on fall into one of the three status types.

Full up-to-date list at X-tools

Wikivoyage Pages
City and City districts in Australia
Map of SHB2000
Articles on fr.voy

Sydney

Snowy Mountains

City, city districts and airports outside Australia
Map of SHB2000
New South Wales parks
Map of NSW parks
Interstate Australian parks
Map of Australian parks

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

Others

French parks
Map of SHB2000

Metropolitan French parks

Overseas French parks

New Caledonia

Maybe I'll this list which I used to use as a checklist into a travel topic.

Other parks
Map of SHB2000
Itineraries
Travel topics
Region / extraregion articles
Maplines

A map of destination articles I've created or heavily worked on

This does not include region articles.

Map of SHB2000

Articles I'm currently working on

Not exactly a complete list, but it's a list of those likely to enter mainspace soon – sometime in the near future. Anyone is free to make edits and improve them.

Current projects

Articles to create

Follow-up list

Country projects

Basically get all articles from these destinations to usable or near usable – so not plain blank outlines.

Started:

National parks

Completed:

Doing:

Future:

Useful:

My records

This could go on, but I will hopefully add more to this:

Upcoming trips

I don't plan much ahead, so this list is a lot shorter than it would be. Trips within 500 kilometres from Sydney CBD are not included here.

2022/12

2023/04

  • Fiji – assuming air travel settles down, to various beachside and snorkeling destinations

2023/12

Possibly Mount Aspiring National Park, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Tongariro National Park or Egmont National Park


Barncompasses

These barncompasses were given to me by numerous users. Thanks to y'all :-).

Barncompasses
Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
For your general contributions to Wikivoyage, and specifically for your work on Australia articles. We're glad you're here, mate. Ground Zero (talk) 12:39, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Sydney Opera House, botanic gardens 1.jpg The Aussie Wikivoyage Barncompass
Thanks for your great work on improving Australian travel pages, especially driving articles. Hope Tourist Drive 33 gets star status soon! --LivelyRatification (talk) 02:58, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
Sydney Opera House, botanic gardens 1.jpg The Aussie Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Aussie articles on Wikivoyage. --82.3.185.12 11:46, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Besen-201020053720.jpg Sweepers' Club Membership Certificate
Thanks for helping sweep old conversations off to relevant talk pages. Like housework, it's often best to do a little every day or every week, but we'd let the page get out of hand. Thanks for helping with the "spring cleaning". WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:38, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
I recently pasted 500 edits and would like to give you this Barncompass to thank you for helping me learn how to edit this site and for always quickly responding to my questions on your talk page. --Tai123.123 (talk) 04:39, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
Congratulations on getting all of the articles breadcrumbed under Australia up to usable or higher status. That was an enormous undertaking. Thank you for your work! WhatamIdoing (talk) 16:38, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Kanglei Barncompass.png The Kanglei Barncompass
For your great help in construction of the articles on Manipur and her 7 sister states, you deserve this! --Haoreima (talk) 06:02, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
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