Real name is Scott Andrew Johnson; EngineerScotty (or variants thereof) is a online nick I've used for quite a few years. I maintain an unofficial homepage on WikiWikiWeb at WikiWikiWeb:ScottJohnson. I live in Beaverton, Oregon, where I work as a software engineer, and am married with three children.
- 1 Wikipedia philosophy
- 2 Wikipedia interests
- 3 Pledges and licensing
- 4 Pages I've created or significantly contributed to
- 5 Wikipedia Awards
- 6 Other stuff
- 7 Followers of Christ (Oregon church)
I'm generally an m:Inclusionist. Other than areas where well-defined criteria are set forth (such as WP:MUSIC), or for things that have no notability whatsoever (like the fire hydrant down the street from my house), I generally don't support deletion based on notability. I've no objection to "cruft" in Wikipedia, as long as it is well-written cruft that satisfies WP:V, WP:NOR, and WP:NPOV.
I have been known to send poorly-written articles to AfD, after warnings that they are poorly written.
I believe that writing an encyclopedia is a professional endeavor; and that Wikipedia editors should exhibit high degrees of professionalism. Edit-warring, POV-pushing, name-calling, incivility, and similar have no place here. Activities which would get an editor or writer for Encyclopædia Britannica fired from his job, should not be tolerated on Wikipedia. This is not a free speech platform; this is not a forum for righting the (perceived) wrongs of society, and this is not a place to publish theories that you have made up.
I believe that this is, and should be, an encyclopedia first and a wiki second. A wiki is a medium (like a magazine or a weblog or a newspaper), and should serve as a means to a particular end. I believe that a wiki is an excellent way to write an encyclopedia, but that the end (the encyclopedia) should take precedence over the means (the wiki).
I support policies designed to improve the level of professionalism here.
- Transportation, particularly in my home state of Oregon.
- The Portland Trail Blazers, and the NBA in general.
- Various Computer Science topics.
- For some strange reason, I have created quite a few pages on Spiders.
- The occasional poltitical contribution.
- Any other page that I can meaningfully improve.
- The occasional meta-topic.
I've got a a ton of edits, and hope that some of them are useful.
Pledges and licensing
I pledge to stay out of edit wars.
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.|
Pages I've created or significantly contributed to
A list of pages in article that I've either created (excluding stubs and redirects), or expanded from a stub/redirect into a full article. This list is likely incomplete, and is not sorted (other than into high level categories as indicated)
The following are feature articles I've worked significantly on; these are also listed below.
- Portland Trail Blazers history (1970-1988), Portland Trail Blazers history (1988-2003), and Portland Trail Blazers history (2003-present)
- 2006 NBA Playoffs
- Rick Adelman
- Bob Whitsitt
- Numerous other articles on NBA players and coaches
Road geek stuff
- Freeway and expressway revolts
- Ghost ramp
- Turnaround (road)
- Numerous highway articles, mainly in Oregon (with a few elsewhere, such as Washington)
- Latrodectus tredecimguttatus, Latrodectus pallidus, Button spider
- Chinese bird spider, Haplopelma, Ornithoctoninae, Hexathelidae, Dwarf tarantula, Baboon spider
- Steatoda, Steatoda grossa, Triangulate cobweb spider, Steatoda nobilis
- Mouse spider, Actinopodidae
- Sicariidae, Sicarius (spider), Chilean recluse
- Norman I. Platnick--no, he's not a spider; he's an arachnologist. :)
Other Oregon stuff
This excludes Blazer related material (see basketball above), and roads (see road geek stuff)
- Captain Bogg and Salty
- New Carissa
- Biscuit Fire publication controversy
- Breitenbush, Oregon (expanded from a stub), Sunriver, Oregon, Mulino, Oregon
- Dolan v. City of Tigard
- Walt Morey
- Jonah Nickerson
- Spirit Mountain Casino, Category:Casinos in Oregon, Category:Native American Casinos, Chinook Winds Casino
- Vaughn Street Park
- View-Master factory toxic waste site
- Antique Powerland
- Oregon City Municipal Elevator
- Oregon State Hospital
- Oregon Lottery
- Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove
- Rajneeshpuram (converted from redirect)
- Oregon wine
- John Seigenthaler Sr. Wikipedia biography controversy
- Constructionism and reductionism (wiki)
- Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
- Jorge Cauz (the president of Encyclopædia Britannica)
Computer Science topics
- Abstract type
- Bottom type
- Foreign function interface
- Joe Celko
- Lasagna code
- Manual memory management
- Nominative and structural type systems
- Programming language theory
- This (computer science)
- Top type
- Trait (abstract type)
Pages I created that got swept away by the AfD broom. May they rest in peace (those reading this, please don't recreate them without good reason):
- Pirate rock. Deleted for lack of good sources on the genre (which I agree is an issue). If better sources appear, I may move to resurrect this one from Davey Jones' locker. :) Also, no clear criteria for membership were established.
I (Paladin 18:11, 6 July 2006 (UTC)) award EngineerScotty a super smiley for all his contributions to Wikipedia and his hardwork correcting Vandalism .
- I occasionally may have draft articles in progress. If there is something here, feel free to finish it and turn it into an article (let me know)! Or feel free to edit it. Generally, things in my draft section are things which are highly incomplete or unfinished; my usual method is to edit articles directly, so my draft section may often be empty.
Hi there, I just nominated this great new article for a mention at Did You Know... You might want to take a look at the "hook" I wrote and make sure it's accurate, rephrase as you see fit. Well done! (It's here: Template talk:Did you know#Articles created/expanded on March 26 at the bottom of the section.) -Pete (talk) 22:08, 29 March 2008 (UTC)