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late November 2007, Appropedia, CC-BY-SA.
Christopher James Watkins[1]
Gender: Male
Other names: Chriswaterguy, Singkong2005
Nationality: Australian
en-N This person is a native English speaker.
id-4 This person is a near native Indonesian speaker.
es-1 This person is a basic Spanish speaker.
Bahasa Melayu, Singlish
Residence: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Home wiki(s): Appropedia, English Wikipedia
Editing status: Active
Pers. website:,
Contact(s): Twitter feed, Facebook page

My name is Chris Watkins, but that's a surprisingly common name, so I almost always go by the username Chriswaterguy. (I used to call myself Singkong2005, but Chriswaterguy is more descriptive). I like to be able to Google for my username – not for vanity, but to keep track of my conversations and contributions, and this wouldn't work if I used my real name.

I spend a lot of time contributing to wikis, mainly at English Wikipedia[2] and Appropedia,[3] the wiki for appropriate technology, sustainability and international development.

The Wiki Synergy Project[edit]

I would like to see greater synergy, through people working on the wikis that best suit them – and WikiIndex is a fantastic tool for that. I have edited Appropedia's WikiNode so it starts with links to the relevant categories on WikiIndex.

Now, to be more active in pursuing these aims I have started a project: see The Wiki Synergy Project for more.

Areas of interest[edit]

I am interested in:

My areas of expertise are those closer to the top, particularly appropriate technology, water and sanitation.


  1. User:Chriswaterguy/Chris Watkins;; Appropedia; accessed 1 March 2020.
  2. Special:Contributions/Chriswaterguy;; English Wikipedia; accessed 1 March 2020.
  3. Special:Contributions/Chriswaterguy;; Appropedia; accessed 1 March 2020.

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