I am on indefinite Wiki-break since October, 2005, although I occasionally putter around. If you need to reach me, please email me, as I'm not reading my Talk: page here. Do not leave messages for me on my Talk: page; I do not want any messages left there.

I was badly affected by having to deal with a particular problematic user (who has since, ironically, left Wikipedia), and even more upset at what I perceive(d) to be a lack of support from the community in dealing with a clueless, argumentative, biased, stubborn nitwit who persisted in trying to fill major articles with erroneous, highly-biased POV, based on ignorance, prejudice, and personal research (which I can only characterize as incompetent, sketchy, worse-than-amateurish, incomplete, and pathetic) - the conclusions of which were, needless to say, not supported by the standard reference works on the field.

A wonderful example of him displaying all these traits in action (in a pointless argument with another editor) may be found here.

I just don't need that kind of grief, and I don't see the point of working hard on articles if some ignorant moron can come along and trash them. If that's the situation, I'd rather spend the time working on academic papers (a conclusion, alas, that many other good contributors before me have come to). So, I have concluded that for the moment my time will be more profitably spent working on a number of papers I need to write and/or finish off, on important topics such as endpoints.

In homage to Professor Steve Ward of MIT, who wrote an incredibly funny parody of his testimony and cross-examination as an expert witness in a civil trial, I have created a parody of my own. Believe it or not, much of this is actually taken from real events here on Wikipedia; for example, check out this and then read this.

I've been on extended Wiki-breaks before (I was gone from the fall of '03 to the middle of '04), and may decide to continue contributing in the future, but I cannot reliably predict the future, so we'll have to see. (Note to bureaucrats: I will be monitoring the account to make sure it is not broken into, so don't change its status.)

About MeEdit


Hi, I am Noel Chiappa. I've been a Wikipedian (not to mention a Wikipediholic :-) since August, 2003. I've been an admin since September, 2003. I managed to make it into the 10,000 edit club on 30 May, 2005; I later made it up to about #174 on the English Wikipedia edit list at the time I went on Wikibreak.

I do article creation and editing on a random and broad range of topics (an encyclopaedia is the perfect project for me :-). As David Gerard so pithily and perfectly puts it:

My life has been spent filling my head with unbelievable quantities of trivia and rubbish. Here's a chance to get some of it out.

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I used to lend a hand with the boring maintainence work, particularly on Wikipedia:Redirects for deletion, and also Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen (fixing cut-and-paste bogo-moves was something of a passion, and a specialty, of mine). I took care of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard for quite a while, but I finally "hit the wall" on doing that. (Plus to which, I wanted to work on articles, and I didn't have much time for that anymore!)

This Working Man's Barnstar is awarded to Jnc for his tireless effort in archiving WP:AN - Weyes 01:59, 18 May 2005

My Wikipediholic score (as of July, 2005) was 194 - but I claim I should get bonus points for writing an special Epsilon extension in EEL for Wikipedia editing, something I reckon should be worth about 15 points or so, bringing my total score to 209.

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 16798
Edits+Deleted 18144
Pages deleted 1909
Pages restored 159
Pages protected 114
Pages unprotected 34
Users blocked 46
Users unblocked 20

For more about me, look at my home page here:


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Useful stuffEdit

Wikipedia:Naming conventions (common names)
Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English)
Wikipedia:Blocking policy#Disruption

Block user
List of blocked IP addresses and usernames
Block log
Protected pages
Protection log

User stats
My database entry
My edit count
Another edit counter

Purge cached page
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What links here

Wikipedia:Cleaning department

Redirects from : to User:
Missing redirects

Wikipedia:WikiProject Early computers
Wikipedia:WikiProject Early computers/Books



MAM full

Pages I've AddedEdit


Duane Allman - David Clark (guitar player) - E. Power Biggs - Nicholas Bruhns - Shakti (band)

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - I Remember Clifford (song) - Layla

At Carnegie Hall - Jazz at Oberlin - Time In - I Remember Clifford (album) - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Shakti (album)

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Japanese Woodblock Prints / JapanEdit

Kunisada - Kuniyoshi - Sharaku - Toyokuni - Yoshitoshi

Art-name - Utagawa school

Snow Country - Shugaku-in imperial villa

Medici / FlorenceEdit

Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (The Gouty) - Giuliano di Piero de' Medici - Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici (Duke of Nemours) - Lorenzo II de' Medici (Duke of Urbino) - Alessandro de' Medici - Giulio di Alessandro de' Medici - Giulia de' Medici - Ippolito de' Medici - Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici - Gian Gastone de' Medici - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

Belvedere - Palazzo della Signoria - Pitti Palace - Pazzi Conspiracy - Donatello's David - Pontormo

Bermuda / VirginiaEdit

Virginia Historical Society


Djhutmose - KV60

History / Military / Cryptography / EspionageEdit

Robert C. Duncan - Anatoly Marchenko
Tom Loyless - Desmond Morton - Ralph Wigram - Horace John Wilson
John Earl Haynes - Harvey Klehr - Pavel Sudoplatov - Vladimir Vetrov
Alphonso II of Naples - Frederick IV of Naples - Prince Christopher of Greece

Committee of Imperial Defence - Moscow Helsinki Group - Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam - Two-state solution

Brigade of Guards - Highland Brigade (Scottish) - Lowland Brigade (Scottish)

Secure voice

Castle Romeo - Castle Union - Castle Yankee

Special Tasks

The Gathering Storm (1974 film) - Warm Springs (film)


Boom vang - Deadeye - Foresail - Headsail - Luff - Spinnaker pole

Nanthaniel Stebbins - Reliance - USCGC Tamaroa

Computers / NetworkingEdit

Byte stream - Congestive collapse - Endocentric environment - Exocentric environment - Packet switch - Retransmission (data networks)

Bean Scripting Framework - Bravo - Gypsy - runoff - XMLTV


EFTP - List of assigned Class A IP addresses - Network Control Program - PARC Universal Packet

Bob Braden - Wesley A. Clark - André Danthine - Charles M. Herzfeld - Peter T. Kirstein - H. T. Kung - Charles E. Leiserson - Brian Randell - Martin Richards - John Shoch

ISO 8652 - Charles Babbage Institute - Internet Experiment Note - Sorcerer's Apprentice Syndrome - Stanford AI Lab - SIGCOMM - Booting (computer slang) - Hack - Tiger team - Template:Jargon

Cars / PlanesEdit

European Championship (auto racing)

Manfred von Brauchitsch - Griffith Borgeson

Virginia Beach Airport - Military Aviation Museum


Suzanne Farrell - Darci Kistler - Robert Woodruff (director)
Henry Cust - Calvin Griffith - Clark Graebner - Howard Kinsey - Frank Kovacs - Welby Van Horn - Joe Whalen

1458 (number) - Lithium hydride - Water pressure

Geronticus - Peruvian Torch cactus - Pseudibis - Scirpus

Castel Sant'Angelo

Dosso, Niger - Strait of Canso

Firbank Grammar School - School of American Ballet

Levels of the Game - The Traveler (novel)
House & Garden - Condé Nast Traveler

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (movie) - Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult - Romani ite domum - Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Dark Seed (computer game)

Engineer's degree - Exocentric - Game point - Gold coins - Jirga - Mountbatten - Municipal water system - Placeholder - River journey - Substantive title - Syedna Burhanuddin - Tamaroa (tribe) - Underground government

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/3RR - Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen

Pages I've Significantly UpgradedEdit


Johann Sebastian Bach - List of compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach - Johann Nikolaus Forkel

Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East - Eat a Peach - Love in Vain - W. C. Handy - Clifford Brown

Japanese Woodblock Prints / JapanEdit

Hokusai - Utamaro

47 Ronin - Ronin - Seppuku - The Master of Go - Yasunari Kawabata

Medici / FlorenceEdit

Baptistery - Medici

Michelozzo - Cosimo de' Medici (Pater Patriae) - Lorenzo de' Medici (Il Magnifico) - Cosimo I de' Medici (Grand Duke Cosimo I) - Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici (the Unfortunate)

Bermuda / VirginiaEdit

History of Bermuda - Politics of Bermuda - Transportation in Bermuda - St. George, Bermuda - Bermudian English - Third Supply

Jamestown, Virginia - Bartholomew Gosnold


Amarna - Valley of the Kings - Burials in the Valley of the Kings - Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt - KV5 - KV55

Akhenaten - Nefertiti - Tadukhipa - Tutankhamun

History / Military / Cryptography / EspionageEdit

Ferdinand II of Naples - Lady Jane Grey
James Somerville - Isoroku Yamamoto
Zachary Lemnios
W. T. Tutte
Judith Coplon

We shall fight on the beaches - This was their finest hour - Never was so much owed by so many to so few - Isoroku Yamamoto's sleeping giant quote

Beirut Summit - Director of Defense Research and Engineering - History of Laos - International Helsinki Federation - Pathet Lao - Vientiane Treaty

Amber Room - Attack on Pearl Harbor - USS Grunion (SS-216)

Project Babylon - Paris Gun - Supergun - Browning 1919A4 - Malmö MFI-9 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 operational history

Operation Ivy - Ivy Mike - Operation Castle - Castle Bravo

Colossus computer - Fish (cryptography) - Lorenz SZ 40/42 - Siemens and Halske T52

Lady Jane (movie) - The Gathering Storm (2002)


Downhaul - Mechanical traveller - Outhaul - Parts of a sail - Sheet (sailing)

Deutschland - HMS Hood (51) - Pocket battleship

Computers / NetworkingEdit

Input/output - Instruction pointer - Integrated circuit - Multi-user - Virtual machine - Virtual memory - Word processor

RUNOFF - roff - nroff

PDP - PDP-6 - PDP-10 - PDP-11 - PDP-20

Multics - CTSS - OS/360 - VM/CMS - CMS

E-mail - Internetworking - OSI model - Packet - Packet switching - Reliable byte stream - Router - Truncated binary exponential backoff

Asynchronous Transfer Mode - Multiprotocol Label Switching

ARPANET - CHAOSnet - CYCLADES - History of the Internet - Xerox Network Services

Internet Architecture Board - Internet Engineering Task Force - Internet Society - Request for Comments

Classful network - Classless Inter-Domain Routing - EIGRP - Internet Control Message Protocol - Internet protocol suite - Internet Protocol - IPv4 - IPv4 address exhaustion - Subnetwork - Transmission Control Protocol - Trivial File Transfer Protocol

Fernando Corbato - Vint Cerf - Jack Dennis - Bob Kahn - Leonard Kleinrock - Butler Lampson - J. C. R. Licklider - Jon Postel - David P. Reed - Jerry Saltzer

MIT AI Lab - Boat anchor - Hacker - Xerox PARC

Cars / PlanesEdit

Engine displacement

Lotus Elite - Auto Union

Colin Chapman - Harry Arminius Miller - Hans Stuck - Gilles Villeneuve

2005 United States Grand Prix


1Time - BA Comair - Brighton Grammar School - Canonical - Chinese and English compared - Condé Nast Publications - Displacement (fluid) - Endocentric - Hierarchy - Irish Cream - Orion Syndicate - Reservoir - Towednack - Treasure hunt - University of Liège

Capability Brown - David G. Clark - Stefano Garzelli - Clonie Gowen - Kay Redfield Jamison - Paul Neil Milne Johnstone - Elizabeth Morgan - Condé Montrose Nast - Bonnie Somerville - Horace Wilson

Architectural Digest

Day of the Fight - Flying Padre - Ronin (movie) - The Good Shepherd (film)
List of Frasier episodes

Wikipedia:Cleaning department - Wikipedia:Requested moves - Wikipedia:Redirects for deletion - Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard - Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents

Images I ProvidedEdit


Layla Cover - Shakti Cover - At Carnegie Hall Cover - I Remember Clifford Cover Hokusai Chushingura - Hiroshige Chushingura - Yoshitoshi Climber Old Woman Rats - Sharaku Two Actors Actor - Kunisada Spiderweb Box - Toyokuni III Actor - Toyokuni Actor Kabuki duo Porter Internet map 1982 - Internet map circa '85 Yacht Reliance Brighton Grammar logo - Firbank Grammar logo

Removed From WatchListEdit

Network Control Protocol - Sant'Angelo - The Fillmore Concerts - The Layla Sessions - Whirlwind

Disambiguation pagesEdit

Doing maintainence on WP:RfD, I wind up creating many Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages. Lots of disambiguation pages. So many I have moved them all to a separate page!


  • /ToDo - Things I might actually work on someday
  • /Test - Small test area, usually for template hackery
  • /Sandbox - Sandbox

Fun stuffEdit