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Next up for the QandA interview is Juliancolton, with new resident interviewer Goblin. Lets see how he gets on...



Let's get started then. Please tell me a bit about yourself; Who are you, what do you do?

Hi, I'm Juliancolton. :) I'm an administrator at three Wikimedia projects; I passed simplewiki RfA in January, and since then I've edited near daily. My work here includes article-writing, vandal-fighting, and general maintenance work.

Sounds cool, and quite busy! So what do you like most about Wikipedia?

That's a tough call. I've always liked the concept of spreading knowledge for free, and I especially enjoy collaborating with other editors on the project.

Yes, I think that is one of the good things about Wikipedia, i know that i've certainly made lots of friends on it! So, when and/or how did you first find Wikipedia?

I was browsing an external site, and stumbled upon a link to the English Wikipedia. I found it to be very informative, and I typed a couple other things into the search box - I was amazed at the broad coverage the project had. After editing there for a couple years, I worked my way over to simplewiki, and the rest is history!

So you've been around for quite a while then - what keeps you at Wikipedia?

Well, aside from what I mentioned above, I'm a true wikiholic. ;) More importantly, the work isn't going to do itself, so I like to help out.

Ok. So what do you like the least about Wikipedia?

Well, it is a volunteer project, so it's not perfect.

ok. is there one thing in particular you would like to change?

I think it would be nice if we could focus on making decent articles, rather than one-line stubs which basically repeat the title.

Yes I agree on that too. Which reminds me, I need to go and do some more on Victoria Line! Ok, last question
Is there anything you want to say, plug, shout out to etc?

Hmm, well, tropical cyclone articles need quite a bit of work, if anyone's interested. :)

Thanks a lot for your time! I hope some people drop by soon!

Thanks for the interview!



Well thanks for that Julian! Look out for more QandA interviews in future editions!

Goblin 19:38, 12 May 2009 (UTC)