"Everybody has something to add to Wikipedia: many just don't know it yet"

"From each according to the rules, to each according to consensus"

My philosophy of Wikipedia
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Right now

English Wikipedia right now
Wikipedia is running MediaWiki version 1.37.0-wmf.4 (1e147a6).
It has 6,294,547 articles, and 53,308,495 pages in total.
There have been 1,017,333,798 edits.
There are 892,234 uploaded files.
There are 41,498,553 registered users,
including 1,097 administrators.
This information is correct as of 05:19 (UTC) on May 8, 2021.

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My Essays
°On Civility
°Who are all these socks?
°Assume ignorance of the rules
°Sanctions must be S.M.A.R.T.
°Is it Wikihounding, or just Wikipoodling?
°Philosophy of editing and admin
°What BRD does not mean

Yes, I was quoted here

The Civility Enforcement Case

What have I really been up to?

My (humourous) KEYS to Wikipedia

Assume good faith, unless the other person is possibly clearly an idiot Use common sense, unless especially if you're a bloody anarchist Create notable articles, but don't randomly mindlessly remove articles

My rules

First rule of Sockpuppet Accusations: Put up or shut up. Either file your case, or STFU First rule of Edit Warring: Except for clear vandalism, DON'T. No excuses


Question Answer
Who are you? Well, I don't talk much about myself.
Why do you create certain new pages? Well, I hate seeing redlinks, and I hate seeing things that should be linked to that are not.
Why so many stubs? Well, I probably followed a redlink and started an article that someone else knows more about.
Why are you occasionally argumentative? Well, what do you mean? What makes you think I'm argumentative?!
Why do you even try to mediate? Well, there is no right way or wrong way, only my way
Why do all your answers start with "well" Well, it's a deep subject...
Why do you say you come from Ontario and Ottawa? (user submitted) Well, there are dozens of towns/cities named "Ottawa" in the world. I also say I'm from Canada and Ontario.
What do your short forms mean in edit summaries?" Well, most are pretty standard (rv = revert, rm = remove, +cmt = add comment, +rply = add reply). The unique one is +smac which stands for "add smart-assed comment"

Awards, DYK's and FA's

Barnstars (click here for full details)

Original Barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Original Barnstar  
Compass barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Guidance Barnstar 4 times 
Rosetta Barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Rosetta Barnstar  
Peace Barnstar 6.pngThis editor has been awarded the Barnstar of Peace  
SpecialBarnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Special Barnstar 2 times 
Admin Barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Admin's Barnstar 6 times 
Barnstar-abc.pngThis editor has been awarded the Helping Hand Barnstar  
Peace Barnstar Hires.pngThis editor has been awarded the Barnstar of Diplomacy 3 times
Barnstar of Humour3.pngThis editor has been awarded the Good Humor Barnstar 2 times 
Civility barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Civility Barnstar 3 times 
Barnstar of Reversion2.pngThis editor has been awarded the Anti-Vandalism Barnstar  
Resilient Barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Resilient Barnstar  
WikiDefender Barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Defender of the Wiki Barnstar  
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.pngThis editor has been awarded the Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar  
I suppose I need to create the miniature "Big Smile" one too


Updated DYK query On July 1, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Buffalo 461, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Other awardings

Obscured jaguar.jpg The WikiJaguar Award for Excellence
Thanks for answering the man's query for me. It helped. That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 15:38, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Penser-joch-sign.jpg A Sticker, take one or two
Bwilkins, one of these stickers is yours, as a reward for your interesting literary comment at ANI on the prose (poetry?) of a now-blocked editor. Well done. Yours, Drmies (talk) 15:42, 7 June 2011 (UTC) (English teacher)

Obscured jaguar.jpg The WikiJaguar Award for Excellence
Awarded to DangerousPanda for pretty much being the best talk page stalker ever :) Cheers, FASTILY (TALK) 21:50, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Special notes left for me

"Wikipedia can be an impersonal enterprise at times, but there is a living being behind every pseudonymous Wikipedian. I do not know whether the passing of a human being whose path once crossed yours in a small way is a matter of concern to you; but in case it is, I am bringing THIS to your attention because you once made her happy, and for that I thank you.

You were the first person Teenly met on Wikipedia, in response to her very first edit, and she was especially delighted when you thanked her on a talk page for her contribution. It was very exciting. Fenneck (talk) April 2009"

Articles created or significantly expanded

New Stubs and New Articles used as Redirects
1783 in Spain · 1903 water riots · Ad Dimas · Anita Best · A Very Special Acoustic Christmas · Caledonia Island · Carenage · Carrera Island · Cedula of Population · Claxton Bay · Craig Island · Cronstadt Island · David Penashue · Dildo cactus · Faralon Rock · Gasparillo Island · Goat Island, Trinidad and Tobago · Guaico · Hennepin Technical College · Jeff Johnston Trio · Jennifer Oxley · Lenagan Island · Loudoun County Public Schools(Virginia) · National Institute of Broadcasting · Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra · Ontario Country Performer and Fan Association · Pelican Island (Trinidad and Tobago) · Pipe Organ Cactus · Santa Flora · Saut d'Eau · Schneider Foods · Shanneyganock · Sisters' Rock · Soldado Rock · Songwriters Association of Canada · St. Mary's, Trinidad and Tobago · Talparo · Teschier · The Flummies · The Triumph of Honour · The Triumph of Honor · Tipatchimun · Toronto Business Development Centre · Valencia, Trinidad and Tobago · William Curry · William Curry (oceanographer)
Larger Works either created or expanded upon
1903 water riots · Are We There Yet (TV show) · A Very Special Acoustic Christmas · Buffalo 461(*DYK) · Pocomail · The Irish Descendants · Tony Gabriel · University of Montana School of Journalism
Userboxes created
List of Barnstar userboxes

PocoThis user's primary e-mail client is Pocomail...why isn't it yours?

Snack!This user has a large dog that thinks small dogs are tasty snacks

Wiki letter w.svgThis user is really awesome at creating stubs, but not much else

Flag of Ontario.svg This user comes from Ontario.
(modified from the original)

This user would drive a BMW if they could afford one

HThis user is not ashamed that they drive a Hyundai.

KIAThis user admits that they drive a KIA.

Windup alarm clock.jpg This user says let's just change our clocks by 1/2 hour and forget daylight saving time for good.

Wannabe admin flag.jpg This user might just be an admin wannabe.

The evolution of the signature

DP January 2014 - May 2014
the panda ₯’ May 2014 -
This user is a member of the

Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Making Broad Judgments About the Worthiness of a General Category of Article, and Who Are in Favor of the Deletion of Some Particularly Bad Articles, but That Doesn't Mean They Are Deletionists


Est omnino difficile iudicare inclusionis meritum cuiusdam rei in encyclopædia cum ratio sciendi quid populi referat incerta sit, sed nihilominus aliquid encyclopædiam dedecet

It is generally difficult to judge the worthiness of a particular topic for inclusion in an encyclopedia considering that there is no certain way to know what interests people, but some topics nevertheless are not fit for an encyclopedia.

This motto reflects the desire of these Wikipedians to be reluctant, but not entirely unwilling, to remove articles from Wikipedia.