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Navij11Talk 15:52, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Who Am I?

I'm Navij11, otherwise known as "Nav." I'm one of the top level bureaucrats here, and I have been for a while. More on this later.

What do I do?

Well, I don't "do" anything here anymore, but in the past I was a large contributor to the site, creating much of the policies and some of the infrastructure that helps support the site today.

What happened?

Well, it's quite a story. However, I'm prepared to tell it. Brace yourself.

It all happened on the Runescape wiki. I was a lowly player of Runescape, simply trying to contribute to the community at a time when I was too young and inexperienced to actually help. However, through playing Sega Genesis when on vacation, I discovered that I really liked the game "Sonic The Hedgehog 2." My basic interest stemmed from there, and pretty much ended there too. I still have a Genesis today, and it gets frequent use.

Anyway, I wanted to try and administrate a Wiki project, since I felt ignored on the Runescape wiki. So, I came here with another member of the Runescape Wiki, Sacre Fi, and we tried to restart this almost-dead wiki.

We started by simply copying pages from Wikipedia. We would copy the page over, remove the extraneous links, and be done with it. Eventually, the number of undefined scripting applications became huge, and we decided that we'd have to start creating some infrastructure to support the pages here. Our early attempts were terrible, but over time we developed a formidable backbone to the Wiki, which most of you still use today.

Over time, Sacre Fi started to drift away from the Wiki. I was beginning to drift away too at that point. We had both stopped editing articles and were mainly focusing on administration. Sacre Fi officially left, and I was made Bureaucrat by the admins as one of the only active members.

However, slowly, more and more people began to come. FerralMoonrender was one of the newer ones that came, and was very helpful. He continued to be helpful throughout his time here, and was appointed, by me, as another one of the administrators here. He has not failed to disappoint.

Still more time passed. New waves of people came and continue to come into this Wiki. My interests have since drifted far and wide, most completely unrelated to Sonic the Hedgehog. However, I still felt a responsibility to visit this wiki, and to do what I could to keep it up and running. I avoided content disputes, but some still found their way to me.

Finally, after noticing the efforts of Fairfieldfencer and SLJCOAAATR 1, I made them both administrators. With FerralMoonrender's last communication with me, he convinced me to make Fairfieldfencer a Bureaucrat, so that I could officially leave the Wiki.

After appointing, I left. And that's the story. If you have any comments, please tell me on my discussion page. I appreciate it.

Goodbye, for now.

Navij11Talk 15:52, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

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