I have written substantive articles on technical topics. I have also discovered that I don't need to bother with all that troublesome research and writing to get all the flack I could possibly want from editors who have different views.

Though WP:NOT says Wikipedia is not an experiment in democracy, yet it is an illustrative proving ground: WP seems to be a very authentic sample, in both problems and characters, of modern political democracy. If one can be made to work, there may be hope for the other.

Barnstar awardedEdit

  The Guidance Barnstar
awarded for clear guidance here in footnote formating which solved an otherwise intractable problem, with thanks and best wishes from ElijahBosley (talk ☞) 21:15, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Wow. Thank you! I must have sounded like I knew what I was saying.  :-) - J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 19:43, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For Siletzia. One of the most impressive new articles I've seen in a long time. Ironholds (talk) 00:57, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 19:20, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Technical Barnstar
Your advice put me on the right path. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 22:12, 21 December 2013 (UTC)