User:Epipelagic

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"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important" – TS Eliot

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."[1]
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Admin views on their power to block
long term productive content builders
  • By definition administrators have clue. If an admin screws up blocking, they can be asked to stop blocking, and that will be sufficient. There is no need for formal process. – Jehochman [2]
  • I have frequently argued that all blocks, except of IPs, should in principle be indefinite in duration – Sandstein [3]
  • I consider the damage or hurt that folks who get blocked feel are responsible for those feelings. They earned it. I place those folks in the same category as my 4 year old after she cries when I tell her to sit on timeout for jumping on the couches again after I've told her not to. – TParis [4]
  • ...the essay WP:DIVA describes my general attitude towards editors who retire, or threaten to, because they feel offended – Sandstein [5]
  • It's a rare editor with more than a handful of blocks that has any reason to still be editing – Kww [6]
An admin using admin tools and a retinue of admin wannabees tidy the remnants of productive content builders they have dealt to

I currently follow an interest in marine life and coastal boats,
and attempt to plug some gaps in marine biology and ecosystems


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Contributions




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Member: WikiProject Marine lifeWikiProject FishesWikiProject Fisheries and FishingWikiProject OceansWikiProject EcologyWikiProject AnimalsWikiProject ShipsWikiProject Military historyWikiProject New ZealandWikiProject Good articlesWikiProject GlobalizationWikiProject Freedom of speech

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...imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in - an interesting hole I find myself in - fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise.
Douglas Adams, 1998
It's not the things you don't know

what gets you into trouble.
It's the things you do know

that just ain't so. –– Will Rogers

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Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss – Ban Ki-moon[7]

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism – Carl Sagan

With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil—that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg
Into the distance disappear

the mounds of human heads.
I dwindle - go unnoticed now.
But in affectionate books,
in childrens' games,
I will arise to say: the sun!

Osip Mandelstam

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