User:ArcAngel

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Alert! This page started construction on November 30th, 2007 and will ALWAYS be a work in progress!

ArcAngel
— Wikipedian  —
Me in September, 2010
Me in September, 2010
Name ArcAngel
Born March 9th, 1966
Columbus, Ohio
Current location Bremen, Ohio
Sexuality Straight
Family and friends
Marital status Divorced
Children Two
Education and employment
Occupation Unemployed
Education High School
High school Brookhaven
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Religion Agnostic atheist
Politics Independent (voter)
Aliases Speedy
Interests
  • Wikipedia
  • Baseball
  • Football (American)
  • Professional wrestling
  • Disco
Contact info
Email arcangel_wp2@yahoo.com
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A lot!

Personal life

I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. As a teenager, I played two years of organized softball. A loner in high school, I earned the nickname/handle Speedy as I ran through the halls between periods (as traffic allowed). Later, I was known as Computer Wizard for my apparent mastery of computer programming without any formal training.

In 1990, I won a national championship in Putt-Putt by winning the Novice Match Play tournament at the Georgesville Road Putt-Putt course in Columbus, Ohio.

From the early 1980's to 1992, I was involved in bowling and was in several leagues over the years. I also tried the local Amateur Bowler's Tour. In 2006, I tried to get back into bowling, and even joined a summer league. Unfortunately, on Father's Day in 2006 I suffered a major arm injury during a backswing and was unable to do any significant lifting with that arm for over two years, and I was forced to miss the last few crucial weeks in the league as we were fighting for first place at the time.

On September 9. 1995, I got married and honeymooned in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I have a son and daughter who are fifteen months apart and have a very fierce sibling rivalry. Unfortunately, because of my computer addiction, I was divorced on June 10th, 2005. Coincedentally, that was the twentieth anniversary of my entering the U.S. Navy.

My Wikistory

I first became aware of Wikipedia in 2005. For awhile, I was content just reading, and sometimes found myself so "drawn in" that I spent entire nights at times just...reading.  :)

I made my first article edit on September 24, 2006. My second edit occurred almost one month later on November 20, 2006.

Then, disaster struck (or so I thought) with my third edit on January 22, 2007. What happened was I encountered my first reversion of an edit. At that point I kind of "soured" for a bit as I thought "how could anyone dispute that edit?"

I was then content on "lurking" until November 27, 2007, at which point I made more edits, and the number increased since then. In February 2008 I really got going, so you might say I was hooked! Yes, the Wikibug hit me hard and heavy.  :)

Somewhere around April of 2008, I felt I had a good enough handle on editing that I decided to see where I stood, as far as admin material went. So I took the first step in undergoing an editor review and based on how that turned out that would tell me if I was ready or not.

Unfortunately, I never got the chance as real life took strong hold of me in June of 2008, and I never really could get back into editing, let alone Wikipedia.

After a forced wikibreak due to real life issues, I made my return on January 21, 2009 to something I so dearly love doing!  :0

Upon returning, I found that some of my Wikiknowledge had left me, so I made the decision to not pursue an adminship at the present time, as I need to build my Wikiknowledge back up before I attempt another run at the mop.

However, on September 14, 2009, I reversed that decision and thought why the hell not?. It's not like I'm going to break anything by trying, and the worst that could happen is not getting a single support, so off I went! The next day, given the direction my RFA was going, I decided it would be best to withdraw given the concerns over my CSD work. I will try again in a few months.

On December 28th, 2009 I underwent another editor review.

On January 17th, 2010, I was granted access to the account creator tool, after thinking about what area I could assist in.

On April 14th, 2010, I made my 10,000th edit!

On July 8th, 2010, I again attempted another RFA, which failed worse than my first one. Again, I will learn from it and improve enough to be trusted with the tools at some future point in time. Shortly thereafter, I decided it was time for another wikibreak.

On January 1st, 2011, I made another return to editing after a 5-month long absence.

Why am I here?

When I saw the vast amounts of vandalism occurring, along with some grammatical and spelling errors, I thought that I could be an asset by helping to revert the vandalism, and correct the spelling mistakes I saw.

Today, I am primarily a vandal fighter, but I am also starting to create and expand articles, and hope to one day create an article and see it up to FA status. I also welcome new users and have participated in the WP:RFA, XfD, WP:CSD, WP:ARV, WP:AIV and WP:UAA areas.

In the summer of 2014, I added my name to the AfC participants list and I started taking on the task of moving pages from the WT:AFC namespace to the draft namespace as per the village pump proposal.

Pages that I have created (oldest to newest)

Frank Browne (Photographer) (Source: Erickfp (talk) - initially a stub that I significantly expanded through an (Afc request) and since redirected.
Robert G. Carter (Source: 72.74.215.62 (talk) (Afc)
Mason Carter (Source: 72.74.215.62 (talk)(Afc)
William Harding Carter (Source: 72.74.215.62 (talk) (Afc)
Star Transport - First solo creation Currently up for deletion.
Holiday Man - (Source: 67.84.163.17 (talk) (Afc)
Freedom High School (North Carolina) - Source 152.17.56.18 (talk) (Afc)
Isaac Ruddell - Source 72.74.218.126 (talk) (Afc)
Rowdy Herrington - From scratch.
Cristy's Pizza - From scratch. Currently up for deletion.
Ice Queen - Disambiguation page
Angelia (disambiguation) - From scratch.
Mark Davis (fisherman) - From scratch.
400R - Disambiguation page; from scratch.
She's So Huge - From scratch.
Got You (Where I Want You) - From scratch; related to Holiday Man
In the Night (disambiguation) - From scratch, while doing research on the Cheryl Lynn song of the same name.
Oscar Randolph Fladmark, Jr. - From a userspace draft.
Template:User browser:Nightly - From scratch, after downloading the application looking for a 64-bit browser.
V scale (model railroading) - From scratch.
Sarah Bedi - From a userspace draft

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Service Awards & Badges

This editor is a Veteran Editor III and is entitled to display this Silver Editor Star.







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