User:Factitious

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My name is Ben Heaton. I'm the artist and co-writer of the webcomic Terror Island. I've been a member of Wikipedia since September 5, 2004, with sporadic periods of activity.

I consider myself to be something of an inclusionist — that is, I generally prefer for low-quality articles to be improved rather than deleted. This results in a greater number of high-quality articles for Wikipedia. I also feel that obscure subjects should be covered, provided that articles about them are useful, informative, and neutral. We are effectively free of the space constraints of traditional encyclopedias, and we should be playing to our strengths in that respect.

I am a proud member of the AIW and the CVU.

For more information about me, see my personal wiki.