I will be on a law school-imposed semi Wikivacation until August 2010
You've reached the user page of one of the original Wikinews Admins. I abdicated that status more than a year ago due to the belief that the wiki way and organized journalism are incompatible. Please leave requests and comments on my Talk page.
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I'm both a former Wikinews and current Wikipedia admin as an avocation. It is important to remember that administrators are not any more important than any other user. Admins are basically janitors who clean up accidental (and sometimes vandalous) messes as requested by the community.
In the real world, I have been a professional journalist for about 19 years... for what it's worth. I have recently become burned out in traditional media as most of the companies I worked for were acquired by marketing firms or conglomerates who saw news product as a necessary (or unnecessary) evil needed to market their advertising.
In 2004, I entered semi-journalistic retirement and started studying law with plans to become a lawyer within the next 5 years.
I have been involved in Wikinews since a few weeks after it officially launched. I have been a Wikipedian since November 2003 and an administrator there for more than 2 years. I also have written for Wikibooks. Currently, I only contribute sporadicly to Wikinews.
English language Wikimedia Projects by Size of Registered User Base:
The highest-ranking wiki in each category is marked in gold, the second highest in silver and the third highest in bronze.
|Rank||Wiki||Started||Reg. Users||Admins|| New Users
Since Last Measure
| Per-Month Average
| Number of
| New Articles
Since Last Measure
|1.||Wikipedia||January 2001||12,085,693||1,716||10,503,136||764%|| 108,880
|2.||Meta-Wiki||November 2002||2,287,380||73||2,261,025||8,579%|| 25,701
|3.||Wikicommons||September 2004||1,101,731||266||1,055,248||2,370%|| 2,213
|4.||Wiktionary||December 2002||352,029||100||337,117||2,261%|| 4,000
|5.||Wikibooks||July 2003||342,889||13||313,823||1,080%|| 4,233
|6.||Wikiquote||July 2003||243,945||22||233,164||2,163%|| 3,012
|7.||Wikiversity||August 2006||215,335||25||--||--|| 4,894
|8.||Wikinews||December 2004||202,057||61||193,767||2,337%|| 3,061
|9.||Wikispecies||September 2004||161,424||23||158,688||5,800%|| 2,446
|10.||Wikisource||November 2003||18,181||13||13,177||263%|| 236
If you are looking for guides to better writing, I suggest reading Wikinews:Style guide.
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