VICENARIAN LIVES! The V-Man (Said · Done) 20:56, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

"I will always assume good faith on the part of my fellow editors and will be civil at all times, even to those who are not civil to me. I will NOT attack my fellow editors or disrupt Wikipedia to make a point. If involved in a content dispute, I will NOT engage in edit warring and will instead discuss contested edits and/or seek dispute resolution."
-- The Cool Editor's Creed

All clear!

Hello, Wikipedians! I am Vicenarian (IPA: /vɪsəˈnɛɹiən/), also known as "The V-Man," and this is my user page. My little boxes down the side will help you get a sense of who I am and what I do. The sections below will give you additional details about my current work, what I have done in the past and some of my projects planned for the future. The WikiStress meter to the right will tell you my current state of mind, and you can see my current editing status in the right-hand corner above.

In sum, I am who I am, and though my tasks and responsibilities around here are many, my ultimate goal is to prevent Wikipedia from ever being labeled like this:

"Primarily for Waste and Dog Poop"

Cheers, and happy editing! The V-Man (Said · Done)

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Sometimes simultaneously...

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Mediation Cabal

I am a member of the Mediation Cabal, Wikipedia's non-existent, informal, non-binding content dispute mediation team. If talk page discussion has failed, we are happy to help. Remember: Don't edit war - talk more! You can help, too. Below are cases currently in need of volunteer mediators:

My Cases

Good Articles

WikiProject Good Articles: Open Tasks
This project identifies, organizes and improves good articles on Wikipedia.
Good article criteria | Statistics | GAN Report | Changes log
Nominations list: 457 articles (19 of them are on hold) as of 01:00, 5 September 2018 (UTC) | edit

I am proud to be a good article reviewer and a member of the Good Article WikiProject. We are ALWAYS in need of new reviewers, so please take a look at the nominations page and dive right in!

My Reviews

  1. Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
  2. Gruban v Booth
  3. Paul London and Brian Kendrick
  4. 2008–09 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team
  5. Oslac of York
  6. Twitter
  7. Radioland Murders
  8. Lebanese Armed Forces
  9. Entranceway at Main Street at Roycroft Boulevard
  10. Matt Smith (actor)
  11. Planet of the Dead
  12. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
  13. Interstate 270 (Maryland)
  14. Lifeline (Stargate Atlantis)
  15. William Henry Sheppard
  16. Nintendo DSi
  17. Ratchet & Clank
  18. Bitch
  19. Household Hacker
  20. Sonia Sotomayor

Articles To Which I Have Made Significant[1] Contributions

I have made significant contributions to these articles, although some have been heavily edited since my participation:

  1. 2009 Washington Metro train collision  
  2. Wikipedia:Wikipedia can wait
  3. Lucy Activewear
  4. Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center
  5. Takoma Park, Maryland
  6. Ruthie Henshall
  7. Complete Genomics

Articles I Created

I created these articles from scratch, like Athena springing from the head of Zeus:

  1. Insectivorous Plants (book)  
  2. District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department‎  
  3. Zero Hour (play)  
  4. Benjamin Franklin Gilbert
  5. Wikipedia:Not ready for primetime
  6. Wikipedia:An obvious sock is obvious

To Do[2] List

A list of my major projects, planned or in process. They are:

  1. Expand Lucy Activewear (add photos of store interior, exterior)
  2. Expand Benjamin Franklin Gilbert (additional information on early life)
  3. Expand Complete Genomics
  4. Cleanup, reference and expand Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and related articles
  5. Cleanup, reference and expand Takoma Park, Maryland
  6. Cleanup, reference and expand Terese Svoboda (BLP expansion per MOS:BIO)

Feel free to help!

Awards I've Received

  The Barnstar of Good Humor
For diligence in keeping the nooks, crannies and crevasses free from unwanted content and for doing so in an infectiously lighthearted manner, I hereby award you this long-overdue Barnstar of Good Humor, or "humour" as the case my be. A job well done! PMDrive1061 (talk) 15:30, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
As your adopter, I am honored to have the chance to give you this barnstar. We need more editors like you; vandal fighters who are fully armed with Huggle and raring to go. For your massively valiant efforts at battling vandalism, I give you this award. Enjoy! :D Dylan620 (Toolbox Alpha, Beta) 20:38, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For conspicuous gallantry in the face of a very persistent vandal, it is my honor and privilege to bestow this Anti-Vandalism Barnstar upon you this day. You more than earned this and I only wish there was a better way to express my gratitude and that of the others who volunteer their time on this site. PMDrive1061 (talk) 20:27, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
  The Working Man's Barnstar
I, Katerenka, hereby award you, Vicenarian, the Working Man's Barnstar. Specifically for your work with copy editing and reference formatting on Ruthie Henshall and Scott Boerma. Generally for all the hard work you do, whether it be vandal fighting, sock tagging or essay writing. Thank you for your work. :) –Katerenka 01:31, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Good Humor
For maintaining good humor through vandalism, edit warring, general ignorance, and just making me laugh amidst the chaos of editing, I award thee this barnstar. May your sarcasm, wit, and good acumen continue to prevail. Cactusjump (talk) 17:38, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
  The "'Random idiot user who Spongefrog doesn't hate for some reason' of the 2½-day period" Award
Congratulations! For your friendliness, contributions, existence, tact, skill in dealing with a multitude of anonymous vandals who hit your pages, knowledge of obscure guidelines and essays that I've never heard of, and, finally, not being an idiot, I award you with this, soon to be prestigious, award: The "RIUWSDHFSROT2½DP" Award. Spongefrog, (I am a flesh-eating robot) 12:05, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  The Resilient Barnstar
The Resilient Barnstar may be given to any editor who learns and improves from criticisms, never lets mistakes or blunders impede their growth as Wikipedians, or has the ability to recover/finish with a smile. All of which are qualities of Vicenarian. Accounting4Taste:talk 23:04, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of All-round Tireless Diligence
For excelling at almost everything on Wikipedia. Why aren't you an administrator?! Lord Spongefrog, (I am the Czar of all Russias!) 17:55, 24 September 2009 (UTC)


Special Barnstar

For all your hard work in vandal fighting, article contributions, for being very kind to others, and for being an excellent user in general, I award you this barnstar. Enjoy! --[midnight comet] [talk] 17:50, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations, Vicenarian! For your kindness to others, your hard work around the wiki, and for being a great user, you have been awarded the "Wikipedian of the Day" award for today, July 10, 2009! Keep up the great work!
Note: You could also receive the "Wikipedian of the Week" award for this week!

Happy editing!

Midnight Comet 00:00, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations, Vicenarian! The first week of each monthly cycle of "Wikipedian of the..." will consist of repeats from the previous month; the repeats did not receive WOTW last month.
For your further kindness to others, your hard work around the wiki, and for being a great user since the last time you were Wikipedian of the Day, you have been named "Wikipedian of the Day" once again, for today, July 29, 2009! Keep up the great work!
Note: You now have another chance to be Wikipedian of the Week!

Happy editing!

[midnight comet] [talk] 00:11, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

The Hidden Page Barnstar

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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.

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


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  1. ^ IMHO, of course. Check my contributions if you'd like to judge for yourself. :)
  2. ^ "To do," as in "at some point before the end of the world."