User:Ashley Y

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fgn-0 This user doesn't speak any dialect of foreign, and will talk to foreigners in English believing they will understand if one is just loud enough.


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Flag of Israel.svgFlag of Palestine.svg This user believes in a binational solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.


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Logo montagne Yama.svg This user is pagan.
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This user knows by heart the first three digits in the decimal representation of pi.

I'm mostly interested in English folklore and traditions, and contemporary paganism in England and the United States.

I'm more of a fiddler and corrector than an originator. I also like to categorise. I organised Category:Religion into subcats and occasionally maintain it.

Pages into which I have legitimately introduced obscenities: James II of England, Earl, River Kennet, Euphemism. I shoot peacocks and weasels.


  • Don't add what you know. Add what you can source.
  • Don't attempt to improve Wikipedia if everyone else disagrees with you about it.
  • Don't be a locus of drama.


I believe that neutrality is better served by editors proclaiming their opinions up-front rather than pretending that they become "neutral" the moment they start editing.

My intention is not to bias articles by misrepresenting the evidence, rather, these are ideas that seem true to me to varying degrees of certainty given the evidence available, but for some reason are not always widely held among the editing community. My concern is only for the truth.

(in no particular order)

  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: I support a binational solution as the only just solution. I am inspired by Martin Buber in this regard. An ethnically-constituted state cannot be defended on liberal grounds, either Israel or the old South Africa. Actually I'm not against a two-state solution, but both states should be secular and non-ethnically constituted, even as they are created for the different nations. My position is close to that of Jewish Voice for Peace.[1]
  • Christianity: There's something a bit silly about any religion that insists that everyone who doesn't follow it will suffer eternally in hell. Of course, not all Christians believe that.
  • Wikipedia: Wikipedia is largely poorly written. However, if the Encyclopaedia Britannica is the gold standard of encyclopaedias, then Wikipedia clearly cannot be denied from qualifying as an encyclopaedia on the basis of accuracy[2] and in my view isn't denied on any other basis. Oddly, before this study was done, I would have estimated Wikipedia to have around a thousand times more errors than Britannica. I'm not greatly surprised by the revealed error rate of the former, but I am surprised by that of the latter given the degree of respect it is accorded.
I suppose Britannica is like a public bathroom where the graffiti is carved into the walls rather than pencilled.

Categories that shouldn't be created[edit]

Article space[edit]

While Wikipedia has many articles about both crack addicts and complete tossers, actually pointing this out is, sadly, a violation of WP:BLP.

Project space[edit]

Wikipedia:Non-administrator rollback, for instance.
A number of Wikipedians have "contributed" to the project by uploading various pictures of themselves that have ended up in MediaWiki:Bad image list.
Actually, it's OK to create this, provided you complain about the previous deletion as out-of-process in your edit summary, and don't mind it being deleted again.
Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents/Tony Sidaway, for instance.

Random notes[edit]

Trees of Old England: Silver Birch, Pedunculate Oak, European Ash, Common Hawthorn, Rowan, others

Currently amused by Wikipedia:Unusual articles.

/Test book


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Ashley Y

Ashley Y 07:52, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

07:52, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

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07:52, 7 June 2006 (UTC)~~