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Hi, my name's Joel Nothman, a Wikipedian when I need to procrastinate.

I have been absent from Wikipedia essentially since 2007, not for lack of alternative procrastination.

I am an observant Jew living in Sydney, Australia, studying at the University of Sydney, messing my way through a B.Sc./B.A.. I am likely to major in Computer Science (interested in computational linguistics), Linguistics and Classical Hebrew. I have plenty of other committments, so Wikipedia just comes as a procrastination tool- and it is very effective at its job, too. See also my web site.

My interests are many, so maybe once I've consolidated a list, I'll write about them. I think most areas of my knowledge that will come into use on Wikipedia, though, are in relation to Judaism/Israel, particularly focussing on Zionism and Zionist history, modern Israel, Hebrew and Israeli linguistics, etc.

I enjoy responding to questions on the Help Desk and occasionally the email one too.

If I really feel like spending lots of time in the Wikipedia world, I monitor the recent changes with CryptoDerk's Vandal Fighter and deliberate on the day's always-stunning collection of AFDs (see my afd helper script).

I have also been working on scripts to make Wikipedia nicer to use and moderate, and am a member of WikiProject User scripts.

See my Wikipedia contribs or kate's edit count.

Now: Wednesday 23 September 16:08 UTC

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enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
משתמש זה מסוגל לתרום ברמה בינונית של עברית.‏
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prgThis user has programming experience in Python, PHP, Java, C, C++, SQL, Perl, CSS, HTML, XHTML.
musThis user sings a little, and has played piano, guitar and trumpet.
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This Working Man's Barnstar is awarded to Jnothman for his tireless and diligent work on the reference desk templates! -- Natalya 19:31, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
Barnstar-lightbulb3.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thanks for making such a useful tool (AfD Helper)! I used to comment on AfD's a lot, but quit because it took forever. Now, I can comment on more AfD's in less time! Thank you again! NF24(radio me!Editor review) 15:43, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
For writing a script that can be easily retooled into manty purposes. Will (talk) 18:37, 25 December 2007 (UTC)