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15 years, 8 months and 29 days.
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Proud to be Australian.    
It is about 18:07 where this user lives.[Purge]
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simple This person is very good in Simple English.
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Here is my campsite with Priscilla, Queen of the Wiki, in the Sturt National Park "under the shade of a coolibah tree" (see Waltzing Matilda).
Priscilla, the wiki-ru, at Greta, Victoria while getting photos for Ned Kelly
Priscilla at Forbes Cemetery on the Ben Hall trip
Peterdownunder at the Bendigo Wikipedia training workshop

Welcome to Peterdownunder's Userpage!

I am an administrator, oversighter and checkuser on the Simple English Wikipedia. If you need help with oversight, please email me directly, do not leave a message here.

I enjoy writing with the challenge of using Simple English. I worked with students with learning disabilities for more than 30 years. I have a special interest in adding Australian pages to the Wikipedia. If you would like to help with an Australian page check the list here for needed articles. I am always happy to help new editors with any questions - anytime.

Today is Friday, February 23, 2024, and the current time is 07:07 (UTC/GMT). There are currently 248,102 articles.
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Things I use a lot[change | change source]

  • Book Citation <ref>{{cite book | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = | publisher = | date = | location = | pages = | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = }}</ref>
  • Encyclopaedia Citation: ref>{{cite encyclopedia | title = | encyclopedia = | volume = | pages = | publisher = | date = | id = | accessdate = }}</ref>
  • Video citation: {{cite video |people= |year= |date= |title= |url= |format= |medium= |publisher= |location= |accessdate=23 February 2024 |time= |quote= }}
  • Reference needed {{fact}}
  • Births and Deaths Template: {{BD|Year Birth|Year Death|Last, First}}
  • Categories: Did it! make the category, and then give it a category
  • Aussie barnstar: {{subst:The Australian Barnstar of National Merit|message}}
  • Wiktionary Link: [[wikt:word|word]]
  • Converter: {{convert|0|km|mi|0|lk=on|abbr=on}} {{convert|0|acre|ha|0|lk=on|abbr=on}}
  • Main article link: {{Main|article name}}
  • Wiktionary candidate: {{dicdef}}
  • Talkback message: {{Talkback|Peterdownunder}}
  • Find sources: {{Find sources|Article name}}
  • Check Wikipedia
  • Dab solver
  • Link Checker
  • Reflinks
  • {{Subscription required|via=[[HighBeam Research]]}} Goes before access date
  • {{Subscription required|via=[[Questia]]}} goes before access date

Admin stuff[change | change source]

  • Vandal warning code: {{subst:Test}} {{subst:Vandalism|pagename}} {{subst:uw-vandalism1}}
  • Self revert: {{subst:uw-selfrevert}}
  • Block message: {{subst:uw-block1}} {{subst:block|reason|time}}
  • School IP template:{{subst:schoolIP|NAME OF SCHOOL OR OTHER INSTITUTION (optional)|host=NAME OF HOST IN THE FORMAT ""(reverse DNS lookup optional)}}
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  • Welcome message in table: {{subst:welcomeg}} {{subst:welcome}} {{subst:Anon}}
  • Cyberbully warning: {{subst:Cyberbully warning|ARTICLE NAME (optional)}}
  • Cyberbully block: {{subst:cyberbully block|time}}
  • Copyright violation detector

Useful Australian stuff[change | change source]

Readability[change | change source]

Flesch Reading Ease score between 70 to 80 is equivalent to school grade level 8. This means text should be fairly easy for the average adult to read.

Fog Score Examples from Juicy Studio
6 TV guides, The Bible, Mark Twain
8 Reader's Digest
8-10 Popular fiction
10 Time, Newsweek
11 Wall Street Journal
14 The Times, Guardian
15-20 Academic papers
Over 20 Only the government can get away with this, because you can't ignore them.
Over 30 The government is covering something up

My pages[change | change source]

Wanted Australian pages[change | change source]

Links to useful tools[change | change source]

Statistics[change | change source]

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 44505
Edits+Deleted 45353
Users created 1
Pages deleted 8598
Pages restored 18
Users blocked 1062
Pages protected 170
Pages unprotected 3
Rights modified 107