I'm Waldir Pimenta, a Cape Verdean born in Russia and currently living in Portugal.

On Wikipedia, I tend to do mostly maintenance work. Besides random fixes to articles I stumble upon daily, I enjoy:

If there's anything I can help you with (especially if it involves tasks related to the above), drop me a message in my talk page :)

Who Am IEdit

Flag of Cape Verde.svgThis user comes from Cape Verde.
Flag of Portugal.svgThis user is in Portugal.
♂This user is male.
34YThis Wikipedian was born on 16 February 1986 and is 34 years, 8 months, and 14 days old.


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Wikipedia Administrator.svgThis user has been an admin for
10 years, 4 months and 30 days.
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Robot-icon.pngThis user operates WaldirBot on the English Wikipedia.
Wikipedia logo bronce.pngThis user has been a Wikipedian since 2 February, 2005.
15YThis Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on February 2, 2005 (15 years, 8 months and 4 weeks ago).
100,000+This user has made over 100,000 contributions to Wikimedia projects.
Edit-inprogress.svgThis user has averaged one edit each ~6.4 hours, since joining Wikipedia on 5 February 2005.
HThis user had access to HighBeam through The Wikipedia Library.
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Falero, Luis Ricardo – Lily Fairy – extract.jpgThis user is a WikiFairy.
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Flag of Cape Verde.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Cape Verde.
Gnome-undelete.svgThis administrator will consider reasonable requests to provide copies of deleted articles.

Contact MeEdit

@This user can be reached by email.
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View this userbox's documentationIt is approximately 20:31 where this user lives (Braga, Portugal).Refresh the time


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kea-N This user has a native understanding of Kabuverdianu.
pt-5 Este utilizador tem um nível profissional de português.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
es-1 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento básico del español.
This user has a basic understanding of the Cyrillic script.
This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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Articles to watchEdit

To doEdit

recurring tasksEdit

admin tasksEdit

see Category:Wikipedia requests related to admins and Category:Request templates


todo: make templates below add specific categories, so that backlog can be counted


tools and linksEdit

Slow discussions - check now and thenEdit


Note: for user scripts, see User:Waldyrious/common.js and meta:User:Waldyrious/global.js (they might need some adjustment per mw:ResourceLoader/Legacy JavaScript)

Anonymous EditsEdit

  • Some of these are mine -- the IP's from where I currently live, anyway (Viana do Castelo, Portugal): [3]. I am not sure all of them are mine, though. The ones about Utopia certainly are. I definitely hope the others are not =P. But the only one I can firmly assure wasnt me, is the first one, since I wasn't in Viana do Castelo prior to September 2004.
  • I didnt realise I wasnt logged in until I had made several edits. The contributions of that IP are mine or from someone at my university (I think most of them are mine but I haven't checked them all). See also wikiscanner's entry on this IP.
  • (as of today, 11 dec 2008, a single edit -- the system somehow logged me off moments before I clicked the save button)


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