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Hi, my name is Skye. My interests are quite varied, and include Gnosticism, Tibetan Buddhism, and parts of Western esotericism.

I highly recommend that you don't pull my tail. Face-devil-grin.svg Skyrise (talk) 21:29, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Articles I've started or improved[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Last Exit on Brooklyn - original Seattle espresso culture

Austin area topics[edit]




Women in Music[edit]

Books about consciousness[edit]


Fivefold Mahamudra (Outline of Fivefold Mahamudra)
  1. Three Jewels and Three Roots
  2. Deity yoga
  3. Guru yoga
  4. Six Dharmas of Naropa
  5. Dedication of merit


New Mexico topics[edit]



I also contribute photographs I've taken to WikiMedia Commons. You can view them at my photos subpage.

Traffic reports[edit]


Rising Appalachia
Women's biographies
Men's biographies


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For your constant efforts to resolve the disputes at Talk:Ubuntu. You deserve it. Cheers. PopMusicBuff talk 03:17, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

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For your calm, logical, and utterly sensible statements at WP:AN/I Jayjg (talk) 00:08, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks for offering such an elegant solution to the debate on Talk:Ubuntu (operating system). Walter Görlitz (talk) 20:58, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

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For bringing some NPOV sanity into a crazy left-right food fight! CarolMooreDC (talk) 02:39, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

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For converting my bunch of book URLs to ISBN / text view during the work on the article marked AfD. That's pure altruism and and excellent example of a team work. Thank you for your efforts! APS (Full Auto) (talk) 23:35, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

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Great work on Georges Yatridès Thanks Theroadislong (talk) 20:24, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for your assistance.. Simbagraphix (talk) 12:20, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

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Veni, vidi, vici 7&6=thirteen () 11:07, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Hatch Green Chiles
Some green chile for you!

Hi Skyerise, thanks for helping out with the Olivia Romo article.
Netherzone (talk) 12:23, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Did you know?[edit]




I wrote this at Talk:Enrico Fermi in 2012 about WP:OPENPARA. That guideline has since been moved to WP:CONTEXTBIO. Putting it here to refer people to should future explanation become necessary, though I have to say that this has become much less a problem in the last 10 years. Either more people seem to "get it" - or less people are actively watching articles, I'm not sure which...

Basically, most people will be described using their birth nationality, if they became notable before changing or adding a citizenship. People who were moved and repatriated as children are the primary exception, they should be listed using the acquired citizenship in effect when they became notable (for example, Isaac Asimov became notable as an American, not as a Russian: this is citizenship, not ethnicity). An individual who develops a first career for which they do not become notable, then repatriates and goes on to a second career for which they do become notable would be described using their acquired citizenship. But basically, it's just common sense. Just ask, what country was the subject a citizen of when they first achieved notablity? Sometimes they are dual citizens or acquire a second citizenship shortly after becoming notable. Then then should probably be described using 'and': for example, "Canadian and American", not Canadian-American, which for many English speakers means a person of Canadian ancestry born in the US. 'And' should be used in these cases as the hyphenated terms are ambiguous and are frequently interpreted in terms of ethnicity rather than dual nationality.

— 19:45, 23 October 2012