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| position=Administrator, [[Tolkien Gateway:Projects#Dates|Dates Project]] Supervisor, Community Manager
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{{quote|All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.|[[Gandalf]] to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[The Shadow of the Past]]"}}
 
{{quote|All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.|[[Gandalf]] to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[The Shadow of the Past]]"}}
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==Daily To-do==
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==About Me==
 
==About Me==
I'm '''Mith''' and I'm a 22-year-old [[Tolkienists|tolkienist]]/tolkienologist/Tolkien-enthusiast (whichever you like) from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex Sussex] in the UK, and I am an ''administrator'', ''community manager'', and ''dates supervisor'' here on the Tolkien Gateway (TG). I have graduated with a BA in Politics from the [http://www.sussex.ac.uk University of Sussex], and hope to find a job in [[wikipedia:Palace of Westminster|Westminster]] soon. I have been a member of this website and community for about four years now - although I was aware of it for some time before them - and although my contributions are only modest, I hope they go some way to making this wiki the best online Tolkien resource.
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I'm '''Mith''' and I'm a 24-year-old [[Tolkienists|tolkienist]]/tolkienologist/Tolkien-enthusiast (whichever you like) from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex Sussex] in the UK, and I am an ''administrator'', ''community manager'', and ''dates supervisor'' here on the Tolkien Gateway (TG). I have a BA in Politics from the [http://www.sussex.ac.uk University of Sussex], and am working in [[wikipedia:Palace of Westminster|Westminster]]. I have been a member of this website and community for about five years now - although I was aware of it for some time before them - and although my contributions are only modest, I hope they go some way to making this wiki the best online Tolkien resource.
  
With regards to Tolkien, the areas which really interest me are: [[languages]], [[Tengwar]], genealogies, maps, calendars, and the history of the [[First Age]]. In fact, almost everything within the [[legendarium]]!
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With regards to Tolkien, the areas which really interest me are: [[languages]], [[Tengwar]], genealogies, maps, calendars, and the history of the [[First Age]]. In fact, almost everything within the [[legendarium]]! Beyond TG, I am also a trustee of [[The Tolkien Society]] (and Deputy Chairman of [[The Return of the Ring]]) hoping to modernise its image, events and functions and introduce as many people as possible to the professor's works.
  
The name ''Mith'' is a contraction of the name [[Mithrandir]] (the [[Sindarin]] name for [[Gandalf]]) which is the name I've used for myself on many Tolkien websites over the last eight years. I would, like other members, use the [[Quenya]] translation of my name (''Erufailon''), but I personally think it's a bit ugly, and everyone knows me as Mith anyway!
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The name ''Mith'' is a contraction of the name [[Gandalf|Mithrandir]] (the [[Sindarin]] name for [[Gandalf]]) which is the name I've used for myself on many Tolkien websites over the last eleven years. I would, like other members, use the [[Quenya]] translation of my name (''Erufailon''), but I personally think it's a bit ugly.
  
 
When I'm not here, I enjoy learning about everything in general (I'm a hoarder of useless information), but in particular I really like learning about language (in particular, English history, etymologies of words, etc.), politics (especially British government and politics), and British history. I'm also an avid fan of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo Nintendo], going to the cinema, and eating!
 
When I'm not here, I enjoy learning about everything in general (I'm a hoarder of useless information), but in particular I really like learning about language (in particular, English history, etymologies of words, etc.), politics (especially British government and politics), and British history. I'm also an avid fan of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo Nintendo], going to the cinema, and eating!
  
 
==Current and Future Projects==
 
==Current and Future Projects==
*Template for web citations (former [[Template:Hfd]])
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* [[Main Page/Development|Creating a new Main Page]]
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* <strike>Template for web citations (former {{redlink|[[Template:Hfd]]}})</strike>
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*Who; what?; when?; where? link etc.
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** Updating and standardisation existing ones
*[[Timeline]] and years:- '''<span style="color:red;">On hold due to need for [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ParserFunctions/Extended Extended ParserFunctions]</span>'''
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** Adding pronunciation guides to them
**Making sure that all date-related wanted-pages are created
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** <strike>[[Template:Mallorn]], [[Template:Mallornnav]] and [[Template:Amonhen]]</strike>
**Altering all the day articles so Shire Reckoning dates in "[[Appendix B|The Tale of Years]]" are ''correctly'' converted to the Gregorian calendar
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** <strike>Audiobook infobox</strike>
**Extending the information on [[:Category:Middle-earth_Calendars|calendars]]
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** <strike>LOTRO infobox</strike>
*Work on [[Durin's Folk]]
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** <strike>Extend [[T:Book]] (see [[wikipedia:Template:Infobox book|Wikipedia's]])</strike>
*To further, and expand, the articles on the <s>[[Kings of Arnor|Arnorian]] and</s> [[Kings of Gondor|Gondorian]] Kings
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* <strike>Who; what?; when?; where? link etc.</strike>
**Re-visit the Kings of Arnor as the bar I set for myself is now higher
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* <strike>Redlink template</strike>
*Creating templates for articles (along the lines of previous ones like [[Template:northernline|this]] - see my [[User:Mith/Sandbox|my sandbox]] for some in progress)
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* [[Timeline]] and years:-
*[[Locations]] (especially those of [[The Shire]])
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** Making sure that all date-related wanted-pages are created
**[[Eriador]], [[Rhûn]] and The Shire are all on my hit-list
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** <strike>Updating existing dates so they contain all relevant information</strike>
*[[Hobbits]] (continue with [[Took Family|Tooks]] first)
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** <strike>Moving date articles to European date format</strike>
*[[Constellations]], [[:Category:Cosmology|cosmology]] and astronomy
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** Altering all the day articles so Shire Reckoning dates in "[[Appendix B|The Tale of Years]]" are ''correctly'' converted to the Gregorian calendar
**Start with [[Carnil]] (see [[Talk:Carnil|its talk page]])
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** Extending the information on [[:Category:Middle-earth Calendars|calendars]]
*Anything [[:Category:Maps|map]]/[[Maps|map]]-related
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** <strike>Bibliographic information</strike>
*[[Songs]] and [[:Category:Poems|poems]]
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*** <strike>See [http://www.forodrim.org/arda/tbchron.html here] (start with 1945) and [http://www.minastirith.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=print_topic;f=5;t=000211 here]</strike>
*[[Forum:TG Advent: 30 Improved pages for the New Year]]
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* Work on [[Durin's Folk]]
*[[Wizards]]
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* To further, and expand, the articles on the <strike>[[Kings of Arnor|Arnorian]] and</strike> [[Kings of Gondor|Gondorian]] Kings
*<s>Sorting out the mess that is [[:Category:Disambiguation|disambiguation]]</s>
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** Re-visit the Kings of Arnor as the bar I set for myself is now higher
*[[Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]]
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* Creating templates for articles (along the lines of previous ones like [[Template:northernline|this]] - see my [[User:Mith/Sandbox|my sandbox]] for some in progress)
*[[:Category:Portals|Portals]]
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* [[Locations]] (especially those of [[The Shire]])
*[[:Category:Tolkien Gateway|Policy]] and [[:Category:Help|Help]]
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** <strike>[[Eriador]]</strike>, [[Rhûn]] and The Shire are all on my hit-list
*[[Structural references|Arda Structural Format]]
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* [[Hobbits]] (continue with [[Took Family|Tooks]] first)
*New skins for TG
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* [[Constellations]], [[:Category:Cosmology|cosmology]] and astronomy
*Generally tidying and minor edits
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** Start with [[Carnil]] (see [[Talk:Carnil|its talk page]])
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* <strike>Anything [[:Category:Maps|map]]/[[Maps|map]]-related</strike>
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* [[Songs]] and [[:Category:Poems|poems]]
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* [[Forum:TG Advent: 30 Improved pages for the New Year]]
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* [[Wizards]]
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* <strike>Sorting out the mess that is [[:Category:Disambiguation|disambiguation]]</strike>
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* [[Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]]
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* [[:Category:Portals|Portals]]
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* [[:Category:Tolkien Gateway|Policy]] and [[:Category:Help|Help]]
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* [[Structural references|Arda Structural Format]]
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* New skins for TG
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** <strike>Fixing Ithilien to work with 1.17</strike>
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*** Fixing <nowiki><ul> and <ol></nowiki> error with thumbnails
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** Fixing Cavendish to work in 1.17
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* Generally tidying and minor edits
  
 
==Favourites==
 
==Favourites==
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'''Location:''' [[Gondolin]] (followed by [[Tirion]])<br/>
 
'''Location:''' [[Gondolin]] (followed by [[Tirion]])<br/>
 
'''Quote:''' ''see [[User:Mith#top|the top of the page]]<br/>
 
'''Quote:''' ''see [[User:Mith#top|the top of the page]]<br/>
'''Book:''' ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 1|The Book of Lost Tales]]'' (forget, ''[[The Children of Húrin]]'', this should be edited and released in a separate book)<br/>
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'''Book:''' ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]'' (forget, ''[[The Children of Húrin]]'', this should be edited and released in a separate book)<br/>
 
'''Chapter:''' Not strictly chapters, but, the ''[[Ainulindalë (chapter)|Ainulindalë]]'' and the ''[[Valaquenta]]'' (in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' I'm rather keen on "[[The Council of Elrond]]" and "[[The Grey Havens]]")<br/>
 
'''Chapter:''' Not strictly chapters, but, the ''[[Ainulindalë (chapter)|Ainulindalë]]'' and the ''[[Valaquenta]]'' (in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' I'm rather keen on "[[The Council of Elrond]]" and "[[The Grey Havens]]")<br/>
 
'''Era:''' [[First Age]]<br/>
 
'''Era:''' [[First Age]]<br/>
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**[[User:Mithbot/Scripts|Mithbot's Scripts]]
 
**[[User:Mithbot/Scripts|Mithbot's Scripts]]
 
**Mithbot's Talk Page is located at [[User talk: Mith|my talk page]] instead
 
**Mithbot's Talk Page is located at [[User talk: Mith|my talk page]] instead
[[Category:IRC users|Mith]]
 
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Revision as of 13:11, 28 October 2012

Mith
Gatekeeper
Biographical Information
PositionAdministrator, Dates Project Supervisor, Community Manager
LanguageBritish English
LocationSussex, UK
Age24
Edit Count 22,628
Physical Description
GenderMale
Height6'0
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourDark brown
Contact Information
Talk pageMith
IRCMith
E-mailmith12px-nospam.svg.pngtolkiengateway.net
Infoboxes
This user is an administrator.
en-N This person is a native user of English.
15k This Gatekeeper has over 15000 edits on Tolkien Gateway.
5y This Gatekeeper has contributed to Tolkien Gateway for over five years.
lore-3 This user has an advanced understanding of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.
<ref> This user recognises the importance of citing sources.
IRC This user is often present in TG's IRC chat, and goes by the name Mith.
FirefoxLogo.png This user contributes using Mozilla Firefox.
RC This user patrols recent changes.
RP This user frequently presses the Random page button to find interesting articles to edit.
Istari This user supports Wizards over any other race.
DD-Y This user believes the Dagor Dagorath is canonical.
Olanda Fong-Surdenas - The Balrog of Moria.jpg This user doesn't know if Balrogs have wings.
Ent This user believes the Entwives are lost forever.
United Kingdom.png This user is from the United Kingdom.
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf to Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"

Daily To-do

About Me

I'm Mith and I'm a 24-year-old tolkienist/tolkienologist/Tolkien-enthusiast (whichever you like) from Sussex in the UK, and I am an administrator, community manager, and dates supervisor here on the Tolkien Gateway (TG). I have a BA in Politics from the University of Sussex, and am working in Westminster. I have been a member of this website and community for about five years now - although I was aware of it for some time before them - and although my contributions are only modest, I hope they go some way to making this wiki the best online Tolkien resource.

With regards to Tolkien, the areas which really interest me are: languages, Tengwar, genealogies, maps, calendars, and the history of the First Age. In fact, almost everything within the legendarium! Beyond TG, I am also a trustee of The Tolkien Society (and Deputy Chairman of The Return of the Ring) hoping to modernise its image, events and functions and introduce as many people as possible to the professor's works.

The name Mith is a contraction of the name Mithrandir (the Sindarin name for Gandalf) which is the name I've used for myself on many Tolkien websites over the last eleven years. I would, like other members, use the Quenya translation of my name (Erufailon), but I personally think it's a bit ugly.

When I'm not here, I enjoy learning about everything in general (I'm a hoarder of useless information), but in particular I really like learning about language (in particular, English history, etymologies of words, etc.), politics (especially British government and politics), and British history. I'm also an avid fan of Nintendo, going to the cinema, and eating!

Current and Future Projects

Favourites

Character: Gandalf (following very closely by Fingolfin)
Location: Gondolin (followed by Tirion)
Quote: see the top of the page
Book: The Book of Lost Tales Part One (forget, The Children of Húrin, this should be edited and released in a separate book)
Chapter: Not strictly chapters, but, the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta (in The Lord of the Rings I'm rather keen on "The Council of Elrond" and "The Grey Havens")
Era: First Age
Film Scenes: "The Council of Elrond", "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm" and "The Lighting of the Beacons"

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