User:Bschott

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Mood

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Wikimood
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*Annoyed*

About me

Hi! My name is Brian Schott. I have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Network Administration.

I have been involved with Wikipedia since May 2005. I consider myself a Wikipediholic. My interests are quite diverse, and include Computer networking, Case modding, Classic Cars, Piloting, digital photography, Radio, Astronomy, Computer Gaming, Swing Dancing, Music and Movie collecting.

Wikipedia philosophy

This user is a member of the Association of Deletionist Wikipedians

The motto of the ADW is "The proliferation of mediocrity is never its own excuse"

Association of Deletionist Wikipedians

I am a Deletionist. While Wikipedia is not a paper encyclopedia, I hold the belief that a short, poorly-sourced articles do not merit a place here. I also believe Wikipedia is not a social club. As long as the a topic meets all guidelines I have no problem with it. Article subjects must be verifiable, must be notable, must not fall into any catagory listed in Wiki is not.... I support lowering the bar on the deletion process. Wikipedia is not infinite in time or space or meaning, and the current requirement for consensus is too far in favor of non-notable pages/articles.

While I do understand the importance of policies and guidelines, try to follow them, and know that process is important, I do believe that there are some situations where it becomes appropriate to ignore all rules. This means I understand admins can use common sense to close an AfD early, among other things. This does not apply to articles though. All article MUST be verifiable, written in a Neutral Point of View and must NOT be original research.

I believe that there should be a policy allowing persons who do not wish to have and article on themselves in Wikipedia to petition it be removed, regardless of their notability. Personal privacy should not be trumpt by 'right to know'. Everyone should be afforded the right to privacy and I believe WP:Ignore all rules should be applied in these cases.

I am only human and make mistakes. If you find any mistakes, please feel free to edit them and leave a note on my talk page. I try improve my methods to keep errors from recurring. If you've caught an error, please either fix it or let me know. You may be quicker on the keyboard, I may have completely missed it, or I may have had some kind of real life event that this preventing me checking.

Important links

Major contributions

Italicized articles are ones I created or recreated from scratch and bold articles are the articles I've put the most work into. Red links are articles I plan to create.

Awards from others

Barnstar.png Solid research
I, MacGyverMagic, hereby award you this barnstar for some solid research on the The Mark of Conte AFD. - 09:53, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Vandalisms of my User pages.

Here is a list of vandalisms that have taken place on my userpages.

Wikipedia issues I believe need to be addressed

  • I believe the Notability articles should be expanded and approved as guidelines. While the trilogy rules (WP:V, WP:OR, WP:POV) are something every article should follow, I think notability should also become a firm rule.
  • I find that there is a lack of accountability for editors. Vandalism and concistant violations of uncivil behavior and re-occurring personal attacks. I believe there should be some way to more easily flag someone for their abuses and then be able to track that history.
  • Schools, in particular primary, are generally unnotable, and there for do not deserve articles. I am a backer of WP:SCHOOLS, and the sooner it can become a recognized rule, the better.

User Warnings/Editing Hints

Tools and Bookmarks

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Licensing

I agree to multi-license all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:

Multi-licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License versions 1.0 and 2.0
I agree to multi-license my text contributions, unless otherwise stated, under Wikipedia's copyright terms and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license version 1.0 and version 2.0. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under the Creative Commons terms, please check the CC dual-license and Multi-licensing guides.
Little bit about me...

Languages

BS-0 This person does not understand Bullshit (or understands it with considerable difficulties or does not wish to communicate in Bullshit).
du-1 This user does not wish to speak or hear dumbass, but is resigned to the necessity of at least understanding it in an environment of massive collaboration.
MNGeolRegions.GIF Oh yah, this user can speak Minnesotan ya'know.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
C++ This user can program in C++.
Java This user can program in Java.
SQL This user uses SQL queries to locate their car keys.
vb This user is a Visual Basic programmer.
<html> This user can write HTML.

Wikipedia

Flag of North Dakota.svg This user participates in
WikiProject North Dakota.
Stop hand.svg This user maintains a strict policy advising against all personal attacks.
del This editor is a deletionist.
vanity This user supports the removal of vanity pages with extreme prejudice.
linkspam This user despises linkspam, and will terminate it on sight, as well as any other spam by the contributor.
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This user is against advertisements on Wikipedia.
Screwit.svg This user reserves the right to completely screw up their own edits.
Text-x-generic with pencil.svg This user believes that process is important on Wikipedia and is opposed to its circumvention.
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Personal information

C2H5OH-2 This user drinks occasionally.
Absolut vodka.jpg This user bows down before the awesome might of Vodka.
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AAs This user has an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Pirate Flag of Jack Rackham.svg This user is a pirate. Arrr!
met? This user prefers metric units, but, having grown up in the United States, cannot relate to them.
BOOK This user is working on publishing a book.
Cessna172-CatalinaTakeOff.JPG This user is a certified private aircraft pilot, and has earned an instrument rating.
P space.png This user enjoys skygazing and astronomy.
gtr-3 This user is an advanced guitarist.
Musical note nicu bucule 01.svg This user likes all types of music.
This user's favourite subject is Information Communication Technology.
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Computing

gk This user is a geek.
MCP This user is a Microsoft Certified Professional
MOUS This user is a certified Microsoft Office User Specialist
A+ This user is a A+ Certified Computer Technician
Network+ This user is Network+ Certified
IT Hello, I.T. , have you tried turning it off and on again? Is it definitely plugged in?
fark This user is a farker.
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This user maintains a blog at YouTube.
P2P This user uses P2P file-sharing services unashamedly.
Simple Monitor Icon.svgSimple Monitor Icon.svgSimple Monitor Icon.svgSimple Monitor Icon.svgSimple Monitor Icon.svg This user has more monitors than the Nebuchadnezzar.
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This user uses mIRC for chatting on IRC.
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Firefox This user prefers Mozilla Firefox.
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Puffy.png This user sits safely behind an OpenBSD firewall.
NewTux.svg This user contributes using Linux.
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Be This user contributes using BeOS
Openlogo-debianV2.svg This user contributes using Debian GNU/Linux.
w/l This user has a dual boot configuration.
64 This user uses an x86-64 processor.
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Nomination of List of papabili in the 2013 papal conclave for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of papabili in the 2013 papal conclave is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of papabili in the 2013 papal conclave until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. -- --JamboQueen (talk) 17:06, 18 March 2013 (UTC)