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God, grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit,

The courage to edit the pages I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.
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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg131,655 users actively edit Wikipedia, and you should too.
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"That's why the people in authority are so freaked out about the Internet, not because of the smut but because NO authority can stand up to access to information."

–Robert Carr (slightly modified)
"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite."

Bertrand Russell

Hi. I'm Joel. I'll just describe myself solely as an editor over here, to show that my intentions are clear and I don't want to appear too 'mysterious' to everybody; at the same time, I agree when many discourage wasting time to decorate and make a fancy userpage (only some simple collapsible tables and boxes here), also a little against adding personal details, views and beliefs since that makes a user likely to be judged or stereotyped and may even discourage fellow editors from contacting them. I hope I stay here for as long as possible.

I work on mainly India-related articles with the exception of the film and sports area. Besides the lack of time I can devote here, in general, I find it hard to focus on one article as always some other one with more problems pops up. I aspire to someday do serious research and work on an important topic probably within this national scope, which are often in bad condition.

I would like to thank Quadell for GA recruitment (my archive) and MrX for all his help and advice, ever since I started off here—through Adopt-a-user.

Current status (.) - on a WikiBreak, but online occasionally 17:43, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Subpages: Dashboard, Gifts, sandbox.
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For tireless contributions to the STiki project especially awarding milestones to users every single day! Great work! Cheers, ƬheStrikeΣagle 16:14, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
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Hi5 Ugog Nizdast, Kerala just became a GA! It wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for you maintaining, building and improving the content. Thank you for the edits :) Yash! 05:38, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks for your help at Wikipedia peer review this year! --Tom (LT) (talk) 07:55, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
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For all the tireless work you have been doing to improve the India related articles, I award you this. You are doing great and your efforts are greatly appreciated :) Yash! 10:49, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
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For your generally stellar editing, whether on content creation, housekeeping, or talk-page discussions. Keep it up! Vanamonde93 (talk) 17:45, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
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For your efforts in taking up coordination of Tag and Assess 2014 and bringing it to a successful close. Wish you achieve many more in the India related projects.

VasuVR (talk, contribs) 04:26, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
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Thank you for your efforts and extraordinary patience in making Ashura processions in Kashmir Best wishes.Eshwar.omTalk tome 22:22, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
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For continued service at the Third Opinion Project. Given to each volunteer who has more than 50 edits at the project, with at least one edit in the last 6 months. You are the 14th recipient. Thank you for your service to the project and to Wikipedia. — TransporterMan (TALK) 16:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
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The Bronze STiki Barnstar of Merit
Congratulations, Ugog Nizdast! You're receiving this barnstar of merit because you recently crossed the 5,000 classification threshold using STiki.

We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool.

We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and Widr (talk) 05:55, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

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*pulls out checklist* Okay then. Let's see - has user reverted vandalism? Check. Has user been active recently? Check. Have I run into this user while doing my rounds? Check. *yawns* Man, checklists are so boring. Is user a rollbacker? Check. Is user a reviewer? Check. Do vandals hate this user? I guess... check. Has user been threatened/insulted by vandals? Check. *checks cell phone impatiently* Is user awesome? Check. (maybe?) Does user have a talk page *oh man this checklist is lame* Does user really deserve a barnstar? Check. Are you really, really sure? Oh forget it! *rips checklist into shreds* Here's your barnstar. That took longer than expected... K6ka (talk | contribs) 05:10, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
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Congratulations, Ugog Nizdast! You're receiving this barnstar because you recently crossed the 1,000 classification threshold using STiki. We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool. We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and ƬheStrikeΣagle sorties 05:55, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

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You have completed three thorough, high-quality reviews, with an increasing level of independence. Because you have shown expertise with the GA criteria, I'm proud to graduate you to a fully-qualified GAN reviewer. If you have any specific questions with any future reviews, you can always ask me, or leave a question at Wikipedia talk:Good article nominations. Thanks for your service to Wikipedia, Quadell (talk) 13:53, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
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For all-round great work, but especially counter-vandalism. Green Giant (talk) 21:19, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
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Although I don't think you really needed adoption and I can't take any credit for your successes here, the least I could do is acknowledge that you are done with the program. Congratulations! You have completed the MrX absent-professor adoption program™. - MrX 15:43, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
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Thanks for doing cleanup! Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 09:40, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
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Thank you for the excellent suggestions on the Peer Review for Blackwater fire of 1937...it is now a Featured Article. MONGO 15:21, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
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Thank you for your peer review of Blackwater fire of 1937. You provided one of the best peer reviews I have had on an article I worked on. MONGO 03:54, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
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I wanted to commend you for the exceptional work that you have been doing. You're a quick learner and have a great temperament for this collaborative editing environment. Keep up the good work! - MrX 17:47, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
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An introduction

Wikipedia has always influenced and fascinated me, it developed my strong interest to know more; it also showed me how everything can be looked at objectively. I remember getting into the habit of wikiing any controversial topic just to get the whole picture. Information is a powerful weapon; what makes the internet so brilliant is the free sharing of it. Wikipedia has taken the initiative to push it further, by being the largest collection of free information. Of course it doesn't stop here and that's exactly what makes it invaluable. When I had just joined here, I'll admit that I wanted to do something related to righting the great wrongs; soon I realised that there was so much more than that and it got me interested in helping out. I decided to repay the favour by joining in building and maintaining the Encyclopaedia. I do lack expertise in any special field but offer my humble service. —originally written on 11:50, 14 June 2013.

I made up my silly username from a particular hopelessly addictive stupid video game. I don't mind being referred to as "UN" or "Ugog" or anything, heck, you can call me Susan if it makes you happy.

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