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-User:Proofreader77, (unpublished work)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

Sometimes I feel that if I write on Wikipedia that "the sky is blue," someone ... is going to say "that idiot ... denies the existence of nighttime"; and if I write "the sky is blue except at night," someone is going to say "[His] artificially cheerful approach is to pretend there are no clouds"; and if I write "the sky is blue except at night if it's a clear day," someone is going to say "[He] is a scientific illiterate as he's obviously never heard of solar eclipses"; and if I write "the sky is blue on a clear day except at night or when there is a total eclipse of the sun," someone is going to say "look at that longwinded, pompous ass ... who can overcomplicate and wikilawyer even the color of the sky."


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 5 years, 11 months and 17 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

Useful links[edit]

Workbenches: DPWLSENDTMontessoriSandboxEmergency backup sandboxMy subpages

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

Tools: SUL tool

This is the year[edit]

2014: Seattle Mariners win it all. You heard it here first. --Floquenbeam (talk) 02:31, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 65 40 0.619 34–17 31–23
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 41 0.606 38–19 25–22
Seattle Mariners 54 51 0.514 11 26–31 28–20
Houston Astros 43 63 0.406 22½ 22–31 21–32
Texas Rangers 42 64 0.396 23½ 20–32 22–32


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
Denver Broncos 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
Oakland Raiders 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
San Diego Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0