Thank you for reading me here! What you see below is a copy of my userpage at Wikipedia - hope I can contribute a little that is useful here at Wikiquote too! Aus Chia 15:46, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Hello and welcome to my user page here at Wikipedia. I'm a long time fan of Wikipedia, and particularly like the underlying collaborative method, the idea that anyone can edit and contribute to Wikipedia's articles, thus creating an impressively wide knowledge base, while simultaneously allowing mistakes to be quickly corrected by any knowledgeable reader.
As a newly registered editor and contributor, I'm still on a steep learning curve, and you're very welcome to leave me a message or any constructive advice! If you have any corrections or suggestions regarding my contributions to Wikipedia, please don't hesitate to leave me a message.
Why I joined Wikipedia
I've enjoyed editing and adding to Wikipedia for many years now, albeit anonymously. I never particularly considered registering and creating a personal account and username, until I discovered that my IP address was not unique to our home computer, but was an IP common to our ISP's proxy server, and thus was being shared amongst many individuals - including some who had vandalised Wikipedia! So I've now created my username here in order to be pseudonymously identifiable! And, after all, there are many good reasons to register and create a Wikipedia account.
Some of my interests and favourite Wiki pages
As an First Class Honours graduate student with a double major in H.P.S. (History and Philosophy of Science) and Archaeology, I've made many additions to archaeological pages here at Wiki over the years - in addition to my focus on Bronze Age archaeology, including of the Mediterranean, Aegean, Anatolia, the Indus Valley as well as Egyptology, I also completed my Honours thesis on how we classify hominid fossils, and shared some of what I learnt here too. I've contributed to the articles on Homo habilis, including OH 7 - I want to begin a Wikipedia article on Donald Johanson's OH 62 fossil in the near future - as well as Wikipedia's list of hominid fossils and the archaeologically significant geographic regions of Koobi Fora in modern day Kenya, Olduvai Gorge in modern day Tanzania, and the twentieth century archaeologists, Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey and Raymond Dart.
I now kind of regret not having become a registered user earlier - I'm fond of all that I've contributed! As a classic film buff, as well as a musician (keyboard, guitar and now flute!) and a music fan, some of my favourite Wiki edits included past corrections and additions to the articles on W. C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy and Mae Busch's origins from Australia's Melbourne (my home town). I'm also rather proud of my descriptive interpretation of the lyrics of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day", as well as my additions to the articles on The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Joy Division, Roxy Music and Brian Eno; and science-fiction favourites, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Carl Sagan (also non-fiction of course), William Gibson (yes, his character inspired my username!), and interesting related genres such as cyberpunk and steampunk - do you see the cute similarities between H. G. Wells and Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"?
I'll see you around Wikipedia,
Aus Chia (talk) 04:08, 27 November 2007 (UTC)