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Name Dove Smith
Location England
Nationality England
Interests Health and safety, Energy, Food and agriculture, Water and sanitation, Permaculture, Water, Sustainable cities, Food, Linux, Alternative building, Photovoltaic, Transportation, Service Learning, Health, Open Source Hardware, 3D printing
Groups Appropedians
Appropedians in the United Kingdom
Appropedia rollbackers
Feminist Appropedians
Courses Engr215 Introduction to Design
Registered 2018
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Hi. I'm Dove. I'm here to help you!
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I am Dove, a helpful contributor to, feel free to ask me a question or email me

Toolbox[edit | edit source]

Warm welcome![edit | edit source]

  • Do you have a question for me?
  • Did I revert your edit or leave a warning message on your talk page?
  • Do you need assistance/help with something?
  • Did I tag your page for deletion?
  • Are you stuck somewhere?
  • Did I vote differently than you or disagree with you?
  • Do you need my input?
  • Do you just want to chat?

About me[edit | edit source]

Hello, I'm Dove. I generally do anti-vandalism work around here.

Some appropedian user pages tell their life story or reveal all sorts of interesting details about themselves, whilst others define their interests and values. I want to do neither, because I do not want to tempt the reader to stereotype me — so a few boxes to the right is all you get.

Dove is my username. I began contributing to Appropedia in 2018. After a few weeks of vandal fighting, discussing and patrolling new pages, and assisting new editors, I have done over 1000 edits on Appropedia. My goal is to continuously apply the knowledge and experience I've gained throughout my life in order to help improve Appropedia.

However, if you read on down, you'll find more about my work on Appropedia.

Have fun! Be kind! Be bold. And, whatever you do, don't bite the new editors!

You are likely to find me reverting vandalism and other inappropriate edits all over Appropedia. These days I am mostly using STiki.

I create some content, although my articles tend to be stubs and usually on English subjects (incidentally, I am English). I'm mostly drawn to nature, trees and other popular culture subjects, but anti-vandalism work also introduces me to various other types of articles, which certainly is not a bad thing. Occasionally I do gnomish work too, fixing grammar, adding refs and stuff like that. I do appreciate constructive feedback, especially if I make a mistake, so you are most welcome to visit my talk page.

I do not check my email regularly.

If you're not on IRC, you'll typically run into me through Huggle, AIV, RFPP, UAA, or in various other places where vandalism and trolling is taking place. I've been vandal patrolling for over 1 week now. I started in 2018 by performing each revert and leaving warnings completely manually. I started using Twinkle and Lupin's tool, and eventually found myself using other tools. After the rollback flag became unbundled from the admin toolset, I expanded my involvement. People often ask me why I spend so much time doing it. The answer is simple: I enjoy it. Everyone on Appropedia should be volunteering in places they enjoy. Otherwise, what's the point? :-)

Contact[edit | edit source]

Feel free to contact me via:

Useful pages/categories[edit | edit source]

Appropedia likes and dislikes[edit | edit source]

I like:
  • gender-neutral language

I dislike:

  • missing edit summaries; they only take a second or two, but make life a lot easier for everyone else.
  • when people think they "own" a stub article

I am usually a reasonably placid and easy-going sorta person, but I believe that when people repeatedly breach any of the foregoing principles, they should be cruelly punished.

It has been suggested that being forced to listen to Barry Manilow would be an appropriate form of retribution, but I am inclined to think that this is too cruel and extreme. Maybe something milder would do, such as being boiled in oil. (Supportively and non-violently]], of course, with plenty of WikiLove, and tongue very firmly in cheek).

Quotes that speak for me[edit | edit source]

  • "A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge." - Thomas Carlyle
  • "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination" - Albert Einstein
  • "Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder." - Rumi
  • "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." - Salvador Dali
  • "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." - William James
  • "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." - John Burroughs
  • "What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today." - Edgar Allen Poe
  • "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." - Mark Twain
  • "Money is not the goal, the real value comes from education." - Jimmy Wales

If I have reverted your edits[edit | edit source]

I do make mistakes, occasionally. If you disagree with the actions I took, ask me about it and I'll be happy to discuss it with you, if needed.

Articles created/expanded[edit | edit source]

Articles/barnstars[edit | edit source]

  • Greensmiley2.jpg Hi, Dove - Welcome to Community action for sustainability wiki, and thanks for your recent edit or edits to our wiki articles! Philralph (talk) 06:35, 25 November 2018 (PST)
  • == Welcome to our CASwiki group ==
Scalogo1(png).png Hi Dove! . . . Welcome to the CASwiki group!

Great to see you here!

Greensmiley2.jpg I hope you enjoy editing CASwiki and continue to help us grow community action for sustainability. If you have any questions or comments you can add them to our talk page or my own talk page if you prefer. Again, welcome! . . . Philralph (talk) 06:17, 26 November 2018 (PST)

Amazing facts![edit | edit source]

  • Did you know that the taste of beetles, is just like the taste of apple, whereas the taste of insects is just like the taste of fried pigs?
  • Humans are the only animals that sleep on their backs.
  • Flamingo can eat only after lowering his head.
  • Goldfish can see both the infrared as well as the ultraviolet rays.
  • In Early Days, the skin of willow tree was the only source to make Aspirin.
  • The shrimps' blood does not have any colour, but when the blood will contact the oxygen present in nature it converts into blue colour.
  • Owls are the only birds that can see the blue colour.
  • The fish, Electric Eel has the ability to Store 600 volt of electricity within itself.
  • The skin of frogs that throw poison also contains dangerous toxic.
  • The longest flight of a poultry which is recorded till now is only a duration of 13 seconds.
  • Without moving its head, Ducks can't move.
  • Cows do not have front teeth.
  • Carrots have 0% fat. So if you are paying attention to your fat then you can eat as much carrot as you like.
  • Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the world's oxygen gas.
  • Only strawberries and Cashews are the 2 fruits, whose seeds are outside.
  • There are at least 6 legs of all insects.
  • Flamingos can twist their legs backwards.
  • Racoons are very smart animals. They can open the hardest locks in less than 10 times effort.
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