User:Floquenbeam

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Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.

Wikipedia is basically Webkinz World for grownups.

-Mrs. Floquenbeam, while watching my daughter and I both "playing" at the same time

I haven't yet been screwed by sonneteers.
So that's how I select my fav'rite peers.

-User:Proofreader77, (unpublished work)

Strength is essential, but otherwise unimportant


The Center of the Universe (the Mountain, not the city). I live very, very far away from it now. :(

Hello, and welcome[edit]

  • I respond to Floquenbeam, Floq, Flo, FB, any other nickname you can think of (as long as it's not rude), or even "hey you", as long as I know from context you're talking to me.
  • I don't go around correcting people when they guess wrong (hardly their fault), but I'm a "he".
  • I'm easy to get along with (at least in real life), so please give me any constructive criticism you want; I'm aware that I'm imperfect, and usually quite willing to admit it and apologize when I screw up.
  • I try my best to turn the other cheek, but I'm evidently not so great getting unconstructive criticism, particularly when my good faith is questioned, or if I think I'm being patronized.
  • I instinctively side with the underdog, so I tend to react poorly when I see other people (particularly newbies) bullied or patronized. I'm not convinced that's a defect, but I'm trying to make more of an effort in not going immediately into attack mode.
  • I'm an admin here. If you think I suck and shouldn't be, go here: User:Floquenbeam/Recall.
  • Sock declaration: User:Floquensock, User:Floquenstein's monster, and User:Floquenphone are me.
  • FWIW, I used to have another account before Floquenbeam, but abandoned it; so I've been here longer than it looks.
  • I was on the Arbitration Committee from 1 January 2014 until 29 July 2014, but couldn't hack it.

Userboxes[edit]

PunchCardDecks.agr.jpg
This user remembers (with nostalgia) having to use punch cards to run Fortran programs in college.


My first (and only!) self-created userbox, inspired by a conversation with an incredulous 25 year old coworker today

Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 6 years, 4 months and 4 days.


My wiki birthday. I am somewhat older than this in real life.

I'm an awesome Wikipedian!
This user has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian and was awarded their own day on 27 May 2010.


Happy me day!

Admin mop question.png This user is an administrator, but might like not to be one some day.


Shamelessly stolen from Pedro

According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Neutral (1.0) and
Social Libertarian (−5.0)


So no, I'm not working for Santorum's election campaign, in spite of occasional moronic claims to the contrary

US Department of Justice Scales Of Justice.svg This administrator is open to recall.


Finally got around to this: see User:Floquenbeam/Recall

BassetHound.jpg Mr Moon ?/?/02 - 8/28/14


Good boy.

Useful links[edit]

Workbenches: DPWLSENDTMontessoriSandboxEmergency backup sandboxMy subpages

Interwiki: Meta: Watchlisttalk • Commons: Watchlisttalk • Simple: Watchlisttalk

Tools: SUL tool

This is the year[edit]

2015: Seattle Mariners win it all. You heard it here first. --Floquenbeam (talk) 18:44, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Oakland Athletics 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Seattle Mariners 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Texas Rangers 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0


2014/15: Denver Broncos win it all. You heard it here first. --Floquenbeam (talk) 15:44, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
yDenver Broncos 11 3 0 .786 5–0 9–1 407 303 W4
Kansas City Chiefs 8 6 0 .571 2–3 6–4 322 247 W1
San Diego Chargers 8 6 0 .571 2–3 6–5 303 294 L2
Oakland Raiders 2 12 0 .143 1–4 1–9 206 381 L1