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Welcome to another QandA column! This time I interview Yotcmdr! Lets read all about him...



  1. Okay: First things first, tell us about yourself, where you are from, what do you do (ie School/Work)
    • Hi, I'm Yotcmdr, know in real life as Eliot. I turned 15 in september. I was born in England, in London and moved to France when I was 3. I have a brother and a sister, both younger than me. At school I'm in Seconde (in french terms) which is the fifth year of secondary school in England. I really like sport, and play golf in my free time. That's about it for me and my life!
  2. So, What got you involved in editing Wikipedia?
    • The first time I found out you could edit Wikipedia must have been when I was 11. It was written edit at the top of the page. I clicked it and this page with weird symbols around letters came up. I was scared that I had changed something so I clicked the back button. I just forgot about it after that. I found simple Wikipedia when I was at home and went to edit an article on English wikipedia as it didn't have enough information. I also decided to change it on the French wikipedia. After that, I clicked on the link to France. That's when I saw the simple English Wikipedia Interwiki link. I created an account. I went on to the community portal, and then sport. I saw the article Polo hadn't been created, but I was up to the challenge. And there we are, that's how it all started!
  3. What sort of things are you most involved in, with Wikipedia?
    • I really like writing articles about France. Just anything concerning the country, the literature, the famous authors, and of course the communes of France. I have written hundreds of them, but there are so many! I have written most of the French departments too! I have also significantly contributed to the article about France, which is now a Good article.
  4. What do you like the most about Wikipedia?
    • I really like the editing bit of wikipedia. It's great, you get to know about lots of interessting things, through the DYK process. But most of all, I like the fun part of wikipedia, the talking, the Wikicup and Simple News of course!
  5. What do you like the least about Wikipedia?
    • I really don't like vandals, they ruin the encyclopedia. Don't they have anything better to do? It makes so much more work. In fact, it represents over 10% of my edits! I also don't like having to oppose an RFA or a new idea, and make the person behind the screen sad.
  6. What do you get up to on the internet, other than Wikipedia?
    • I use MSN a lot, I have a Facebook profile, a Youtube account, and I'm participating in the "Virtual Vendée Globe" boat race. I also leave comments on blogs but don't have one myself.
  7. Now is your chance to plug something of yours on Wikipedia, a favourite edit, something you have done that you are proud of or even off-wiki that you would like to mention?
    • Well I'm completly bilingual, I speak English and French perfectly. This has helped me to promote the France article to good article status!




Thanks Yotty! Look out for more QandA interviews soon, including mine! Kennedy (talk) 17:52, 21 December 2008 (UTC)