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| name=Mith
 
| position=User, [[Tolkien Gateway:Projects#Dates|Dates Project]] Supervisor, Community Manager
 
| language=[[wikipedia:British English|British English]]
 
| location=[[wikipedia:Sussex|Sussex]], [[wikipedia:United Kingdom|UK]]
 
| age=17
 
| gender=Male
 
| height=6'0''
 
| hair=Black
 
| eyes=Dark brown
 
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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]]"}}
 
  
==Daily To-do==
 
 
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==About Me==
 
I'm '''Mith''' and I'm a 23-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]]! Beyond TG, I am also a committee member of [[The Tolkien Society]] 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 [[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!
 
 
==Current and Future Projects==
 
* [[Main Page/Development|Creating a new Main Page]]
 
* <strike>Template for web citations (former {{redlink|[[Template:Hfd]]}})</strike>
 
* Infoboxes
 
** Updating and standardisation existing ones
 
** Adding pronunciation guides to them
 
** <strike>[[Template:Mallorn]], [[Template:Mallornnav]] and [[Template:Amonhen]]</strike>
 
** <strike>Audiobook infobox</strike>
 
** <strike>LOTRO infobox</strike>
 
** <strike>Extend [[T:Book]] (see [[wikipedia:Template:Infobox book|Wikipedia's]])</strike>
 
* <strike>Who; what?; when?; where? link etc.</strike>
 
* <strike>Redlink template</strike>
 
* [[Timeline]] and years:-
 
** Making sure that all date-related wanted-pages are created
 
** <strike>Updating existing dates so they contain all relevant information</strike>
 
** <strike>Moving date articles to European date format</strike>
 
** Altering all the day articles so Shire Reckoning dates in "[[Appendix B|The Tale of Years]]" are ''correctly'' converted to the Gregorian calendar
 
** Extending the information on [[:Category:Middle-earth Calendars|calendars]]
 
** <strike>Bibliographic information</strike>
 
*** <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>
 
* Work on [[Durin's Folk]]
 
* To further, and expand, the articles on the <strike>[[Kings of Arnor|Arnorian]] and</strike> [[Kings of Gondor|Gondorian]] Kings
 
** Re-visit the Kings of Arnor as the bar I set for myself is now higher
 
* 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)
 
* [[Locations]] (especially those of [[The Shire]])
 
** <strike>[[Eriador]]</strike>, [[Rhûn]] and The Shire are all on my hit-list
 
* [[Hobbits]] (continue with [[Took Family|Tooks]] first)
 
* [[Constellations]], [[:Category:Cosmology|cosmology]] and astronomy
 
** Start with [[Carnil]] (see [[Talk:Carnil|its talk page]])
 
* <strike>Anything [[:Category:Maps|map]]/[[Maps|map]]-related</strike>
 
* [[Songs]] and [[:Category:Poems|poems]]
 
* [[Forum:TG Advent: 30 Improved pages for the New Year]]
 
* [[Wizards]]
 
* <strike>Sorting out the mess that is [[:Category:Disambiguation|disambiguation]]</strike>
 
* [[Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]]
 
* [[:Category:Portals|Portals]]
 
* [[:Category:Tolkien Gateway|Policy]] and [[:Category:Help|Help]]
 
* [[Structural references|Arda Structural Format]]
 
* New skins for TG
 
** <strike>Fixing Ithilien to work with 1.17</strike>
 
*** Fixing <nowiki><ul> and <ol></nowiki> error with thumbnails
 
** Fixing Cavendish to work in 1.17
 
* Generally tidying and minor edits
 
 
==Favourites==
 
'''Character:''' [[Gandalf]] (following very closely by [[Fingolfin]])<br/>
 
'''Location:''' [[Gondolin]] (followed by [[Tirion]])<br/>
 
'''Quote:''' ''see [[User:Mith#top|the top of the page]]<br/>
 
'''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/>
 
'''Era:''' [[First Age]]<br/>
 
'''Film Scenes:''' "[[The Council of Elrond (scene)|The Council of Elrond]]", "[[The Bridge of Khazad-dûm (scene)|The Bridge of Khazad-dûm]]" and "[[The Lighting of the Beacons]]"
 
 
==Pages==
 
*[[User talk: Mith|My Talk Page]]
 
*[[Special: Contributions/Mith|My Contributions]]
 
*[[User:Mith/Collection|My Collection]]
 
*[[User:Mith/Sandbox|My Sandbox]]
 
*[[User:Mith/Sandbox2|My Second Sandbox]]
 
*[[User:Mith/sig|My Signature]] (if you want one of your own, see [[Help:Signatures]])
 
*[[User:Mithbot]], my bot for automatic editing of repetitive and tedious tasks
 
**[[Special:Contributions/Mithbot|Mithbot's Contributions]]
 
**[[User:Mithbot/Scripts|Mithbot's Scripts]]
 
**Mithbot's Talk Page is located at [[User talk: Mith|my talk page]] instead
 
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