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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.
Despite all attempts at privatization, it turns out that there are some things that don't want to be owned. Music, water, seeds, electricity, ideas--they keep bursting out of the confines erected around them. They have a natural resistance to enclosure, a tendency to escape, to cross-pollinate, to flow through fences, and flee out open windows. Naomi Klein, Fences and Windows
- "Wikipedia guidelines are like scripture: somewhere in the labyrinthine network of rules, you can find support for any position." S Marshall
- Inclusionism and Deletionism: "A plague o' both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me." Mercutio
- "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
- "The best is the enemy of the good." Voltaire, La Bégueule (1772).
- "We are blessed to be living in an age when we have a global communications network in which idiots, assholes, and total and complete wastes of fucking human life alike can come together to give instant feedback in an unfettered and unmonitored online environment." The Onion.
- Adler's Laws of Wikipedia
- "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." Ripley.
- "Our social policies are not a suicide pact." Jimmy Wales, March 2005.
- "I find your lack of [good] faith disturbing.". The Wordsmith.
- "'Notability purges' are being executed throughout Wikipedia by empire-building, wannabe tin-pot dictators masquerading as humble editors."
- "[There are] significant differences between Wikipedia members and non-Wikipedia members in agreeableness, openness, and conscientiousness, which were lower for the Wikipedia members."
- "A small fraction of editors —Wikipedians— do most of the work and produce most of the value."
- "I don't think banishing users when their block log reaches a magic number teaches anybody anything except that it pays to keep cycling identities if you ever do get a block." MickMacNee
- "[T]he consensus of the [Wikipedia] community is that WP should be a storage place for all published information in case there is a nuclear war, gigantic solar flare, or alien invasion and all the rest of the Internet and all libraries are destroyed leaving WP alone to preserve human civilisation." Steve Dufour
- "Many Wikipedia contributors are out of their element. The foundation of the project is academic publishing, but very few people who are actively involved (or addicted, if you will) have the qualifications to be part of such an environment." A Horse With No Name, Wikipedia Review.
- "Let's make a wiki. No, this is not an indecent proposal. It's an idea to add a little feature to Nupedia. Jimmy Wales thinks that many people might find the idea objectionable, but I think not. "Wiki," pronounced \wee'-kee\, derives from a Polynesian word, "wikiwiki," but what it means is a VERY open, VERY publicly-editable series of web pages." firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, 10 Jan 2001 12:50:32
- "Wikipedia is up! Humor me. Go there and add a little article. It will take all of five or ten minutes. --Larry" email@example.com Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:16:25
- "None of this is to say that the Nupedia wiki will replace the main encyclopedia; of course it won't. But will be an interesting ancillary endeavor!" --LarrySanger, 17 Jan 2001
- "As Wikipedia has grown, it has become increasingly clear that it functions as a necessary layer in the Internet knowledge system, a layer that was not needed in the analog age." Casper Grathwohol, OUP, Jan 2011
- "Others ... thought the first thing to do was eliminate all worthless books. They would ... leaf disgustedly through a volume, and condemn entire walls of books. It is to their hygenic, asetic rage that we lay the senseless loss of millions of volumes." Borges on the "Purifiers" in The Library of Babel, 1941.
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- Here's a summary of my Wikipedia editing, and here's my top 10 edited articles. I passed 40,000 edits in June 2015, 20,000 article edits in February 2015, and 30,000 edits and 15,000 article edits sometime in August 2010. My RfA passed on 23 November 2009 and thankfully was not too much like this RfA.
- I've uploaded 300+ images to Wikimedia Commons and added even more to Wikipedia, mainly courtesy of Flickr, Geograph and FIST.
- I have a declared alternate account, User:Fences&Windows Alternateaccount. This is used for an alternate watchlist and may be used for editing from public computers to avoid compromising this main account.
2009 G-20 London summit protests · Ali Miraj · Ali Qanso · Altaf Hussain · Andrew Landeryou · Animals Count · A.S.P Liyanage · The Blah! Party · Bosnia and Herzegovina – Romania relations · Boston Bypass Independents · Template:British political parties · British war crimes · Campaign for a New Workers' Party · Carlos Flores Dueñas · Charles A. Hurley · Church of the Militant Elvis Party · The Common Good (political party) · Community Action Party · Community Group · The Community Group (London Borough of Hounslow) · Dave Cooke · David Noakes · Death of Ian Tomlinson · Democratic Labour Party (UK) · Democratic Left (UK) · Democratic Party (UK, 1998) · Dominic Cummings · Dominic Delaney · Dyab Abou Jahjah · Edward A. McCabe · Equal Parenting Alliance · For Darwen · Francoist Catalonia · Free Scotland Party · George Leeman · George Tremlett · Hands Off the People of Iran · Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke · Independent Working Class Association · John George Smyth (1815–1869) · Kosovo je Srbija · Leila Deen · Len McCluskey · Lincolnshire Independents · List of political parties in the United Kingdom · List of protests in the United Kingdom · Llais Gwynedd · Lung Ying-tai · Make Politicians History · Malaysia–Venezuela relations · Michael Foster (agent) · Mike Granatt · Morecambe Bay Independents · Nancy Agag · National Health Action Party · The New Party (United Kingdom) · New Politics Network · Nina Temple · Norman Scarth · Northern Party · Peace Party (UK) · Pensioners Party (England) · Peter Craine · Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom · Pro-Euro Conservative Party · Publican Party · Reina Lawrence · Robin Tilbrook · Sang Nguyen · Senior Citizens Party · Sheila Hollins · Teresa Sayward.
Arts and mediaEdit
9/11 humor · Alisar Ailabouni · Alisha Klass · Amber D · And Thereby Hangs a Tale · Andy Muirhead · Andy Riley · Ann Dusenberry · The Arcadian Kicks · Asef Ala Al Izaag · Asma lmnawar · Caitlin Rose · Charlotte Green · Charlotte Spencer (actress) · Corinne Luchaire · Cyrine Abdelnour · David Yelland (journalist) · The Dolly Rockers · Dominic Frisby · Donogh Rees · Down in the Willow Garden DYK) · Elgaland-Vargaland · Ellie Levenson · Freddy McConnell · Frederik Lauesen · Jack of Diamonds (song) · Jacky Rowland · James Lansdale Hodson · Jarunee Suksawat · Je t'aime... moi non plus · Jenny Slate · Jeremy Theobald · Joana and the Wolf · Jodi Martin · John Mulholland (journalist) · Joseph Greco · Josh Caterer · Julie Estelle · Katharine Ross · Katie Aselton · Kevin Colson · Kids Love Lies · Leïla Karam · Liu Xiaoqing · Marcel McCalla · Meena Durairaj · Mija (DJ) · Mumzy Stranger · NewsTilt · Nick Ede · Nil Lara · Nudity in music videos · Patrick Ensor · Pooky Quesnel · The Quiet · Ramdane Touhami · Randall Winston · The Ropes · The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer · She Keeps Bees · The Siege of Trencher's Farm · Simon Merrells · Sixteen Reasons · Slow cinema · Small Wonder (essays) · Sophie Madeleine · Sophie Merry · Stephen Benatar · The Story of Marie and Julien · Susie Boniface · Syang · Tim Dowling · Tootsie Guevara · Unsimulated sex in film · Valarie Pettiford · Villa des Roses · Vlatko Ilievski · Warm-up comedian · Whitney Cummings · Zafar Nozim · Zizi Adel.
-omics · Annals of Science · Black Student Movement · Bharat Aggarwal · Charles Vacanti · Cloyd H. Marvin · Co-training · Dietary Inflammatory Index (split from Inflammation) · Dry needling · Emad Alnemri · Ethan Siegel · Evolution of nervous systems · Evolutionary neuroscience · Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 · Gonçalo Abecasis · Human evolution · Iomazenil · Jeff D. Leach · Jesse Bullowa · Joan Ruderman · Journal of Internal Medicine · Kohlschütter-Tönz syndrome · Lloyd Hartman Elliott · Mask of la Roche-Cotard · Melanie Lee · Nick Hillman · The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials · Open access publishing · Open peer review · Peer review · Robert Atkins (nutritionist) · Robert Tuttle Morris · Rudolf Amann · S. Blair Hedges · Sapienic acid · Sara Dolnicar · Sense About Science · Sex after pregnancy · Sodium phenylbutyrate · Stigler's law of eponymy · Surgical scissors · Thomas H. Carroll · Thomas McKeown (physician) · Tom Rapoport · VDM Publishing · Viral culture · Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics · William Leap · William Mather Lewis · Wound licking.
Chris Paciello · Disappearance of Maura Murray · Gerald Friend · Internet homicide · John Cannan · John Childs (murderer) · John Worboys · Jury tampering · Lawyers in Singapore · M25 cat killer · Mickey Featherstone · Murder of Jeffrey Howe · Peter Righton · Richard Belmar · Tyler poison gas plot · William Jacques · Yoshinori Watanabe.
Cape Verde–Guinea Bissau relations · Church End, Brent · Cricklewood · Doueir · Hickory Ground · Jharia · Liahavichy Castle · Marimallappa High School · Oldmeldrum · The Old Zoo · Railway town · Tourism in the Palestinian territories · Wanlip.
Sports and gamesEdit
1967 South Vietnam Independence Cup · Benik Afobe · Brian Anderson (skateboarder) · Deidre Anderson · Draughts · The Game (mind game) · Horacio Esteves · John Evans (GAA manager) · José González (wrestler) · Links 386 Pro · Marathon#Wheel chair division · Marco Polo (game) · Oliver Ford · Séamus Murphy · Shane Flanagan · Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse · Spud (game) · Tag (game) · Thumb war · Timmy O'Neill · Travis Lee (wrestler) · Wally Kirika · Willie Williams (athlete) · Word chain.
American Research Group · David Abell (businessman) · Dermott Rowan · Eating your own dog food · First-e Group · Gem Spa · Hodge Jones & Allen · Hugh "Skip" McGee III · Inside Airbnb · Jennifer Arcuri · Light Reading · Loida Nicolas-Lewis · Lori Fena · Minipreço · Online vetting · Pierre Lamond · R. Donahue Peebles · RealtyTrac · Robert L. Fornaro · Sarma Melngailis · Starbucks · Stephen Hinchliffe · Theranos · Vestergaard Frandsen · W H Grindley · Yong Wook Jun.
Alev Croutier · Alistair MacDonald · Andrew Haldane · Ann Jordan · Ann Jungman · Antonina Liedtke · Bow Sim Mark · Christopher Haase · Cynthia Heimel · Cyrus K. Bettis · Diane Kunz · Edward T. Barry · Eunice Newton Foote · Greg Landau · Hervé Biausser · James A. Brander · James D. Robinson III · Jack Beatson · Janjua Rajput · Jeremy Cooke · Jon Entine · Lesley Gill · Lou D'Angeli · Lloyd Pye · Marianne Maderna · Mike Guzovsky · Patrick Reynolds (actor) · Peggy Noland · Richard Bausch · Sayed Hassan Amin · Tom Anderson · Wlodzimierz Ksiazek.
Category:Animal migration · Category:Astrobiologists · Category:Australian Labor Party · Category:Cystic fibrosis · Category:Espionage in China · Category:Fictional diaries · Category:Herding · Category:Leaves · Category:Medicine and health in fiction · Category:Peer learning · Category:Peer-to-peer · Category:Political parties in the United Kingdom · Category:Raw foodism · Category:Space in fiction · Category:Water guns · Category:Water toys.
1973 Paris Air Show crash · Abdomenizer · Alcohol and spaceflight · Anthrax hoaxes · Egg and chips DYK · Cello scrotum · Daesun Jinrihoe · Dearne Advanced Learning Centre · Google Fast Flip · Google Sidewiki · Ham sandwich · Hamlin's Wizard Oil · Herman cake · Honda CR250M · Irene (ketch) · Kilroy was here · Like (Facebook) · Miscarriage · Moll Dyer · Nutcracker · Oi (interjection) · Sex toy party · Star people (New Age belief) · Storify · Taejonggyo · Tongue rolling · Torture garden (fetish club) · Tough love · Triplophysa longipectoralis · Underwater basket weaving · War Before Civilization · Weixinism DYK).
Five essays, Wikipedia:Articles for Deletion is not a war zone, Wikipedia:Signatures of living persons, Wikipedia:Our social policies are not a suicide pact, Wikipedia:Potentially unreliable sources, and Wikipedia:Reactions to... articles; a guideline, Wikipedia: Notability (events); and an information page, Wikipedia:Main Page history. Added several entries to Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia. Template:Relevance and scope.
|Fences and windows, for pursuit of knowledge|
via many searches through the electronic stacks.
— Justmeherenow 01:10, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
|The Original Barnstar|
|For your brave invoking of WP:IAR to save many foreign language Wikipedia articles proposed for deletion,|
I hereby award you this barnstar. ThaddeusB (talk) 05:22, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
|The Editor's Barnstar|
|For an excellent restructuring of Human Evolution. ArglebargleIV (talk) 01:21, 15 June 2009 (UTC)|
|The Socratic Barnstar|
|I am extremely impressed by your arguments at this AfD. Kudos. Bearian (talk) 21:58, 15 June 2009 (UTC)|
|The Article Rescue Barnstar|
|For rescuing Medical debt from WP:AFD. Bearian (talk) 18:29, 23 June 2009 (UTC)|
|You can't please them all|
|"[Editor redacted] and Fences & Windows were worst of all, like pack of wolves". Some unsolicited feedback...|
|The Biography Barnstar|
|For taking the time to rescue this article. If I had only had the time to do it myself! Thanks. Rodhullandemu 22:47, 1 September 2009 (UTC)|
|The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar|
|This barnstar is awarded to Fences and windows, for his hard work in setting the story straight, and his relentless pursuit of truth. You are truly a benefit to the project Ikip (talk) 18:55, 12 September 2009 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Recovery|
|Thank you for saving the articles. I find it more fulfilling to add sources now, and that has been able to happen thanks to you! Thanks! warrior4321 01:44, 16 September 2009 (UTC)|
|The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar|
|For finding DOZENS of reputable sources in a valiant attempt to salvage Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Controversies related to prevalence of Jews in leadership roles in Hollywood. It's a contribution no one else seemed to appreciate enough, so I hereby award you this barnstar for your tirelessness. --AFriedman (talk) 06:08, 26 October 2009 (UTC)|
|The BLP Barnstar|
|For your numerous contributions at User:The Wordsmith/BLP sourcing.--Father Goose (talk) 09:09, 30 January 2010 (UTC)|
|The Article Rescue Barnstar|
|For your great work on expanding Social netvetting and thus for demonstrating the importance of WP:BEFORE. Regards SoWhy 14:02, 8 May 2010 (UTC)|
|The Cleanup Barnstar|
|Epic job on dry needling. Simply epic work on an article that really needed it. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 15:36, 23 June 2010 (UTC)|
|The Working Man's Barnstar|
|This Working Man's barnstar is awarded to Fences and windows for copy editing articles totalling 11,145 words during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 backlog drive. Your contributions are appreciated!--Diannaa (Talk) 16:29, 1 August 2010 (UTC)|
|The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar|
|Your thorough erasure of this puppeteer's hoaxes puts you firmly into the Winston Wolf league of vandalism cleanup. Orange Suede Sofa (talk) 04:14, 21 December 2010 (UTC)|
|The Invisible Barnstar|
|For all that rev-del work on List of HIV-positive people. THF (talk) 01:28, 6 January 2011 (UTC)|
|The Citation Barnstar|
|your work finding sources on gem spa was amazing MrsSunDoesntShine (talk) 07:57, 12 January 2011 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|For your work to substantially improve the 9/11 Humor article. JoelWhy (talk) 11:44, 16 May 2012 (UTC)|
|The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar|
|Thanks for all that you do. Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ (talk) 14:56, 16 May 2016 (UTC)|
|Thanks for reverting Roman Catholic Church in Mexico to its original designation.|
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Smoke is an invisible dragon,[dubious - discuss] who will only communicate with Tracey Simmons, aged 3, and often acts to cause Simmons to get into trouble with her parents. Adults generally[who?] refuse to believe that Smoke exists, citing the non-existence of invisible dragons, although Tracey's friends at nursery say they have heard Smoke. Scientists as yet are unable to explain the phenomenon.
- Sagan, Carl (1996). "The Dragon in My Garage". The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. Headline. ISBN 0747251568.
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