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[[user:I love wikiHow because I'm passionate about building a huge how-to manual that anyone in the world can use for free. The free exchange of information is the best use of the internet and I'm happy to play my part here at wikiHow. I also like meeting wikiHow authors from around the world, so drop me a line and say hello.|Jack Herrick]]
Contact:
Palo Alto, California, USA
Location:
37
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page.
Author Summary: I tend to patrol recent changes, welcome new users, chat on the forums, and brainstorm for ways to improve wikiHow


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[[user:I discovered WikiHow about the first of the year after it appeared in an article google.answers. I have contributed to WikiHow in a article on drilling in concrete just to get my toes wet.|Tom Viren]]
Contact:
Southern California, USA
Location:
62
Typical wikiHow activities:
Talk Page
Author Summary: Patrol Recent Changes, Administrate NFD articles, Update Categories, and sometimes write articles.


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[[user:Awarded the Barnstar, and nicknamed the Featured Article Queen,presented with Den Mother Award. I found found wikiHow almost a year ago, when I wanted to learn how to make cole slaw. I made the cole slaw, authored another article, and never left!. I am a major contributor, and much prefer being a highly respected author, then becoming an admin. I love wikiHow, and my main aim, is to help Wikihow climb to the top of all the wiki's. So far the ride has been amazing!!|Sondra C]]
Contact:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Location:
75
Typical wikiHow activities:
Talk Page
Author Summary: Edit,copyedit add photos, turn stubs into Featured Articles, welcome and teach new users, as well as most other facets of wikiHow. I have initially authored over 70 articles and over 35 of them gained Featured Article status.


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[[user:I discovered wikiHow a while back and have not gone more than a day since without coming back. It is a great site that has the amazing ability to help everyone. I truly enjoy writing and editing articles to help better peoples knowledge. "Ab initio, a outrance!"|Josh W]]
Contact:
Newport News, VA, USA
Location:
15
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk Page
Author Summary: Grammatical and Spellcheck copyediting, Spam and Inappropriate article deletion, Format Changes, Making articles more clear, Spotlight Article preparation.


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[[user:I found wikiHow via Google and was immediately addicted. wikiHow is a great resource for the Internet community. I endeavor to work with my fellow admins and the wikiHow users to develop and maintain quality articles on the site.|Versageek]]
Contact:
Connecticut
Location:
40
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Patrolling recent changes, expurgating, formatting, limited content editing.


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[[user:I was initially attracted to wikiHow as a diversion one night while my wife was at work. I keep coming back because wikiHow is a fun, entertaining, informative family-oriented site. As an admin, I hope I can help improve wikiHow.|Zack]]
Contact:
USA
Location:
47
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Welcome new users, write helpful articles, rcpatrol, copyedit, format, add photos, merge similar articles.


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[[user:I'm wikiHow's engineer and I'm based in Hamilton, Ontario. I enjoy literature, taking photographs and traveling. |Travis]]
Contact:
Toronto
Location:
27
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: PHP programming, bug fixing, server maintenance. All the fun stuff.


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[[user:I did some freelance editing for eHow back in the summer of 2004, and one thing led to another, and I ended up falling head over heels in love with wikiHow. The love affair is still going strong...Sometimes I find myself thinking throughout the day: "That's be a GREAT wikiHow article!" So as long as the flame sizzles, I'll be here, helping this place grow.|Krystle C.]]
Contact:
New York
Location:
23
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Turning ugly ducklings into swans; Checking out new articles and welcoming new users; Putting in my two cents at the forums; Writing articles about a wide variety of topics, especially what I learn about farming.


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[[user:I've always been something of an editing nerd, so when I got the opportunity to put my skills to good use, I took it and ran. It's great to see this community continue to grow, and I'm glad I can be a part of making it as useful as possible. I'm learning how to do a ridiculous amount of things as well.|Ben Rubenstein]]
Contact:
Chicago,IL
Location:
23
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Patrol the RC, fix up new articles, copyedit, categorize, and, my new project, merging all the similar articles here on wikiHow


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[[user:I stumbled upon wikiHow entirely by chance and the concept has fascinated me ever since. Unfortunately, I realized a site which everyone can edit also draws a lot of spam, vandalism, etc. and I'm lending a hand with keeping it clean in here.|Cem]]
Contact:
Maryland
Location:
21
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Cleaning up the requests. Occasionally RC patrol and NFDing.


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[[user:I found wikiHow when I added it to my Google Homepage. I had spare time at work and I wanted to add an article to see how this site worked, so I did. I was addicted right away. Working with wikiHow has been an incredible learning experience for me, I take great pleasure in having the opportunity to work with wikiHow to make it into something great.|Lucas H.]]
Contact:
Fort Erie, Ont, Canada
Location:
24
Typical wikiHow activities:
My Talk Page
Author Summary: Patrolling recent changes, and helping out where I feel it is needed.


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[[user:I don't even remember how I stumbled across wikiHow, but I wrote my first article on a whim one day and was absolutely stunned to learn later that it was a featured article. Wow! I thought I'd better take a second look at this wikiHow deal. Of course now I'm addicted. I absolutely love improving articles and am working hard to find more ways that I can help be useful as part of this awesome project!|Lillian A]]
Contact:
Utah
Location:
38
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Copyediting, formatting, further developing articles, patrolling recent edits


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[[user:I discovered wikiHow on the yahoo! RSS page. When I got curious about wikis (and how well they work), I decided to work on some articles here at wikiHow. It started out as an experiment and I never would have thought I'd become an admin or that I'd eventually make 7,000+ edits (it *is* addictive - consider this a warning :) ). I think editing is in my blood, which is ironic since my Mom is an editor and I swore off journalism as a career choice. I'm a self-proclaimed word nerd and sometimes find improper usage unbearable to look at. In addition to my activities here at wikiHow, I read, volunteer, write a blog, listen to a lot of indie pop music, and am very into film. In general I tend to love anything involving writing and research. That's probably why I'm currently studying to become a librarian.|Nicole Willson]]
Contact:
Boston, MA, USA
Location:
25
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Copyediting, title changes, debating NFDs, contributing to forums, patroling recent changes, acting as diplomat


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[[user:I got involved with wikiHow way back in February 2005. We had to walk 3 miles in the snow (uphill both ways) just to view recent changes back then, so I'm glad to see all of the amazing progress wikiHow has made. I've enjoyed contributing to the project and helping a wide audience find the how-to information they are looking for. I've recently started heping out with some special projects, and I'm looking forward to being involved with wikiHow for a long time to come.|James Quirk]]
Contact:
Alabama
Location:
31
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Writing new articles, editing, welcoming new users, contributing to talk pages, flagging articles


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[[user:I found wikiHow back in June and was immediately drawn to it. I now attempt to work on wikiHow in between being a full time student and computing proponent. To me, the joy of wikiHow is the satisfaction of seeing your work widely appreciated.|Nathan Wong]]
Contact:
England, UK
Location:
17
Typical wikiHow activities:
Details on my talk page
Author Summary: Recent Changes Patrol, Tagging, Content Creation and Building the Community


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[[user:I enjoy writing new articles about the nerdy stuff I like to do in my life. I don't have great grammar so I won't often take on a badly written article, but I do patrol recent changes, revert vandalism, and start a lot of discussions on the discussion pages. Right now one of my favorite things is adding photos to articles because it makes them look great, and I love the idea we can use freely licensed photos that people put on the web. |Josh Hannah]]
Contact:
Oakland, California, USA
Location:
34
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Writing new articles, patrolling recent changes, starting discussions


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[[user:From my first edit I've been addicted to wikiHow. No other "hobby" is this rewarding, you can actually see how the minor changes you make improve the overall quality of the site. I love the idea that everyone can contribute from their personal areas of expertise and there's no obligation to do anything more than you feel; it keeps a project this big from being too overwhelming.|Imperatrix]]
Contact:
Texas
Location:
19
Typical wikiHow activities:
My Talk Page
Author Summary: Recent changes, welcoming new users, and maintaining the categories. My current (long term) project is to have all of the dead end pages linked!


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[[user:I've always enjoyed reading and editing wikiHow articles. I love the way articles improve over a period of time and eventually become one of the most useful articles on the Internet. Even though I mainly RC patrol, I think that this particular wiki is a great opportunity to improve writing skills.|Brett Capewell]]
Contact:
England, UK
Location:
17
Typical wikiHow activities:
My Talk Page
Author Summary: Patrol recent changes, welcome new users, removing spam, cleaning new pages.


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[[user:A lot of people have the same story I do. I placed the Google module on my personalized home page, and, well, the rest is history. I have started a couple projects, and contribute regularly by writing or improving articles and collaborating with other editors to get articles in tip-top shape. I think wikiHow is great because of the freedoms it gives to users and the feeling of community that is ever-present.|hareeboy]]
Contact:
Texas
Location:
23
Typical wikiHow activities:
My Talk Page
Author Summary: Welcome new users, collaborate on articles for improvement, clean up old articles.


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[[user:I had been reading wikiHow articles for some time, when in August 2006 I bit the bullet and stepped in with my first edit. It can't just stop with one though. wikiHow was the perfect home for my grammar and spelling pedantism.|Dave Crosby]]
Contact:
Peterborough, England, UK
Location:
43
Typical wikiHow activities:
My Talk Page
Author Summary: Patrolling recent changes, copyediting, removing spam, welcoming new users.


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[[user:I'm Andy, and I'm a highschooler in California. I don't remember how I found wikiHow, but I love contributing, even though school has been pretty busy. In my free time away from wikiHow, I run cross country and track, play PC games, and bike around town with no destination.|Andy Zhang]]
Contact:
California, USA
Location:
15
Typical wikiHow activities:
My Talk Page
Author Summary: Patrolling the recent changes, some copyediting and some formatting.


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[[user:I'm an Australian who has travelled much of the world (something common to many Australians). I am passionate about wikiHow and about helping to make wikiHow a site that is universally accessible by the entire English-speaking world, be it your first or second language. I have really enjoyed contributing to the OLPC project and I believe it is a fantastic project. I hope that you enjoy your laptops and that some of wikiHow's articles become very useful to you in your everyday activities. Please send me an e-mail if you'd like and let me know all about what you are learning with your laptops.|Flickety]]
Contact:
Canada & Australia
Location:
30-something
Typical wikiHow activities:
Flickety
Author Summary: Roaming everywhere: especially found writing new articles, editing, rescuing forlorn articles, reviewing nfds, adding pics, formatting and patrolling late at night ☺.


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[[user:I wish to honor the fact that our readers live all over the place and don't all look the same. Whenever possible, I upload photos depicting this and I broaden language to appeal to users in various countries. I try to keep in mind that the overwhelming majority of our readers never pipe up to say one word. I attempt to consider their interests and remember these silent ones are multitudinous; they are always out there looking in, hoping to find something useful amongst any clutter which may not yet have been cleaned away.|KnowItSome]]
Contact:
a university town in the USA
Location:
Not a whole lot older than in the chalk drawing (on a geological time scale)
Typical wikiHow activities:
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Author Summary: General housecleaning, writing a new article every once in awhile, putting in my two cents on deletions, adding pictures and sometimes uploading my own, getting the hang of patrolling.


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Contact:
My Talk Page
Location:
Northwest Florida
Typical wikiHow activities:
Welcoming new users, categorizing pages, maintaining the horse category, writing articles, patrolling recent changes, the Weekly Improvement and Featured Editors projects.
Author Summary: I found wikiHow through eHow and have been dedicated to editing here ever since. I enjoy everything about wikiHow, and I hope to stay here for a long time.


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[[user:I love the idea of a website that anyone can edit. I found wikiHow through Google and was immediately addicted. Some of my hobbies include flying, hiking, and music.|Jonathan Thorne]]
Contact:
Colorado, USA
Location:
20
Typical wikiHow activities:
My Talk Page
Author Summary: Monitor new articles, featured article candidates, and aviation articles. Fix pages that need attention, write new articles, and patrol recent changes.


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[[user:I found wikiHow, when I was searching a DIY Article on Google. I got excited to know, that wikiHow was still not an established website, and was running as BETA. I decided to be a part of it, and started creating new articles, and editing others'.|Vivek D Rohra]]
Contact:
Karachi
Location:
15
Typical wikiHow activities:
My talk page
Author Summary: Writing and editing articles. Welcoming new users. Deleting NFD articles, and Unlicensed Images.

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