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Welcome to MacGyverMagic
Writing new entries, one at a time.
42000+ edits in English


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

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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 Nuvola apps kuser.png 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:
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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 Iceland

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Barnstars & Awards edit
WikiThanks.pngfrom JRM for vandalhunting.
Editors Barnstar.pngfrom Ludraman for work in several different areas.
Stubsensor award.jpgfrom Triddle for work on his stubsensor project.
Original Barnstar.pngfrom Howabout1 for being generally helpful.
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Bearbarnstar.jpgfrom GraemeL for my HD work (especially for this edit which made him laugh).
Barnstar of Diligence.pngfor helping Molotov over a spot of anger.
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.pngfrom Krashlandon for tireless help with new articles.
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.pngfrom Yoyo for pointing out a mistake he made.
Original Barnstar.pngfrom Flarn2005 for redesigning his userpage.
Surreal Barnstar.pngfrom Lostintherush for my work on the help- and reference desk.
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.pngfrom Samir for thoughtfulness and encouragement to up and coming editors.
Original Barnstar.pngfrom UninvitedCompany for my work on the OTRS queues.
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.giffrom Xiner for my work on the help desk.
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.giffrom Jreferee for having the most unique edits to DYK.
Userpage barnstar.svgfrom Hpfan9374 for my userpage.
Helpdeskbarnstar.pngfrom LukeTheSpook for helping on the Help desk.
Featured article star.svgfrom Bibliomaniac15 who called me an Awesome Wikipedian and made January 22, 2009 my day.
Antiflame-barnstar.pngfrom Anirban16chatterjee for settling a dispute on the computer reference desk.
Peace Barnstar 6.pngfrom Ikip for my handling of the KT Manu Musliar AfD.
Blueprint Barnstar 2.PNGfrom 2008Olympian for brief work in image removal of templates.

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