User:Floydian

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This user helped to make Ontario Highway 401 a Featured Article This user helped to make List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes a Featured List, and Today's Featured List for March 21, 2014 This user helped to make Don Valley Parkway a Featured Article, and Today's Featured Article for August 31, 2011 This user helped to make Ontario Highway 416 a Featured Article, and Today's Featured Article for March 23, 2014 This user helped to make Ontario Highway 71 a Featured Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 402 a Featured Article This user helped to make the Queen Elizabeth Way a Featured Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 61 a Featured Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 55 an A-Class Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 405 an A-Class Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 403 an A-Class Article
This user helped promote List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes to the Did you know? column on August 3, 2009 This user helped promote Gull River (Balsam Lake) to the Did you know? column on August 17, 2009 This user helped promote St. Mary's, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario to the Did you know? column on August 20, 2009 This user helped promote Coboconk, Ontario to the Did you know? column on December 30, 2009 This user helped promote The Middle Road to the Did you know? column on March 31, 2009 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 77 to the Did you know? column on August 26, 2010 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 61 to the Did you know? column on September 22, 2010 This user helped promote Vale of Avoca to the Did you know? column on January 14, 2011 This user helped promote Mount Pleasant Road to the Did you know? column on January 18, 2011 This user helped promote Niagara Parkway to the Did you know? column on February 15, 2011 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 7A to the Did you know? column on August 12, 2011 This user helped promote the Hanlon Expressway to the Did you know? column on January 13, 2014
This user helped to make Rumination syndrome a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 77 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 35 a Good Article This user helped to make Mount Pleasant Road a Good Article This user helped to make Niagara Parkway a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 140 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 129 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 404 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 7A a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 33 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 90 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 148 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 36 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 12 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 400 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 406 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 409 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 427 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 410 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 420 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 21 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 417 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 130 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 403 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 30 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 127 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 136 a Good Article
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I am the Devil's advocate, the thorn in your side. But rejoice, for I am not here to destroy your fantasy, but rather to enlighten it with the viewpoint seldom seen.

I am a long standing contributor, having been here since August 2003. However, I made very few edits between 2004 and 2008. My contributions before 2004 were, suffice to say, crap. They would be deleted in an instant by today's encyclopedic standards. That aside, I am the original creator/contributor of many articles, which have since blossomed into beautiful flowers through the contributions of other editors after me. These include many of the song pages for Pink Floyd, a few famous musicians/groups, as well as several of the freeway pages for Southern Ontario (Check to the bottom for a complete list, including my recent article creations).
Today my editing crosses an odd range of topics. From southern Ontario geography articles such as Fenelon Falls and Coboconk, to bands such as Pink Floyd and Rush, to road articles such as a rewrite of Highway 401, to fringe ideas such as the medical uses of silver and electromagnetic hypersensitivity. I've also got a knack for debugging templates. My experimentation led to the integration of KML files into Wikipedia, along with the work of User:Scott5114 in developing {{Attached KML}}.

I am a Civil Engineer currently working towards future employment with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. I am an expert historian regarding matters in Southern Ontario and Toronto, so feel free to contact me if you need some info.

If you are interested in reading or contributing to my draft articles, you can find them in my sandbox. Please do not copy content into mainspace articles, as I am preparing many of them for the 5x expansion required by Did You Know...? or looking for a clean insertion (if ya know whad I mean...)

picture... one case of where Wikipedia is censored

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~~~~ Floydian signs his posts and thinks you should too!
Guess what? This user's got a fever! And the only prescription.. is more cowbell!
Barnstars
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For consistently keeping the genre consensus and false/speculated information out of the System of a Down article. Here's too one day getting it featured. SKATER Speak. 01:58, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
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In working on the DVP article, I feel you went the extra mile to make it a successful team effort. And a successful one leading to an FA. Cheers! ʘ alaney2k ʘ (talk) 16:48, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
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This award was just added, and it's 's very well-deserved on your part. You should be the first to get it. Friginator (talk) 23:27, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
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I think this is overdue, but you deserve it. All the best. Haljackey (talk) 17:57, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks Floydian for helping to promote Ontario Highway 402 to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give some a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©© 02:10, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
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Congratulations on getting Ontario Highway 401, one of the most important roads in the world, featured, and for sticking through the process that took a few years. Rschen7754 21:46, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
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For making perhaps the only neutral, civil, and well-thought-out comment at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive809#Continuing WP:OWN issues from User:TonyTheTiger, I give you this barnstar. I hope the signal-to-noise ratio isn't so low that your level-headed assessment will go unnoticed and/or un-acted-upon. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 13:37, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Silver Maple Leaf Award

This award is VERY well deserved on your part for upgrading a hughe number of Canadian and Torontonian articles to Good Articles and Did You Know? articles. Ossih (Talk)
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For your extraordinary hard work, care and precision in your contributions, I award you this accolade. It's been a pleasure and a privilege to be working with you. Your articles are phenomenally meticulous. So thank you very much for your service to Wikipedia. Seabuckthorn  10:42, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
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I'm very happy to know that humility and knowledge are coexisting in you. You truely have a beautiful mind with a beautiful heart. Thanks for being the way you are. Seabuckthorn  15:47, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
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articles which have blossomed
Thank you, long standing contributor, historian and composer, for your contributions to quality articles on Canadian highways such as Ontario Highway 416, on music, such as Pink Floyd, and many more topics, for patienceand for seeing "many articles, which have since blossomed into beautiful flowers through the contributions of other editors", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:18, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Started Articles[edit]

The following are articles started by me. None of these were redirects when created, and were all the original content on those topics.

  1. Highway 407 (on August 17, 2003) (On the Ontario tollway)
  2. Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (on August 17, 2003)
  3. Coboconk, Ontario (on August 22, 2003)
  4. List of highways numbered 401 (on September 1, 2003)
  5. Relics (Pink Floyd album) (on November 19, 2003)
  6. April Wine (on November 21, 2003) (Canadian rock group)
  7. Delicate Sound of Thunder (on December 4, 2003) (Pink Floyd album)
  8. Echoes (Pink Floyd song) (on December 12, 2003)
  9. Mod (computer gaming) (on December 18, 2003)
  10. Bendale (on December 20, 2003) (Toronto neighborhood)
  11. Yellow Tang (on January 10, 2004)
  12. Ronnie Van Zant (on January 15, 2004) (Original vocalist, Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  13. Masters of Rock (Pink Floyd album) (on February 15, 2004)
  14. A Nice Pair (on February 15, 2004) (Pink Floyd album)
  15. Australian Pink Floyd Show (on February 19, 2004) (Pink Floyd tribute band)
  16. EMS VCS 3 (on March 10, 2004) (Synthesizer)
  17. Money (Pink Floyd song) (on April 29, 2004)
  18. The Ripley (on September 1, 2004) (Alien from Dreamcatcher, by Stephen King)
  19. Karmakanic (on June 13, 2009) (Progressive rock group)
  20. Mitchell Lake (Ontario) (on July 13, 2009)
  21. George Laidlaw (on July 16, 2009) (Canadian businessman, started several railways)
  22. List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario (on July 23, 2009) (Ok, I didn't 'create' this one, but I added virtually all of its content)
  23. Highway 46 (Ontario) (on July 26, 2009) (Former provincial highways of Ontario)
  24. Transcendental homelessness (on July 28, 2009) (Picked a random requested article)
  25. MapArt (on July 30, 2009) (Map publisher, big in Canada)
  26. St. Mary's, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario (On August 12, 2009) (Community in Kawartha Lakes that was never built)
  27. Victoria Road, Ontario (on August 16, 2009) (Community in Kawartha Lakes that was built)
  28. Kawartha Lakes Road 6 (on October 12, 2009)
  29. Kawartha Lakes Road 8 (on October 25, 2009)
  30. Kawartha Lakes Road 121 (on October 31, 2009)
  31. Kawartha Lakes Road 45 (on November 4, 2009)
  32. Kawartha Lakes Road 35 (on November 8, 2009)
  33. Highway 121 (Ontario) (on November 18, 2009) (Former Ontario King's Highway)
  34. Kawartha Lakes Road 17 (on November 18, 2009)
  35. Kawartha Lakes Road 36 (on November 20, 2009)
  36. Highway 503 (Ontario) (on November 21, 2009) (Former Ontario secondary highway)
  37. Kawartha Lakes Road 49 (on November 21, 2009)
  38. Kawartha Lakes Road 4 (on December 1, 2009)
  39. Kawartha Lakes Road 7 (on January 31, 2010) (Numbered city (county) roads in Kawartha Lakes)
  40. Detroit River International Crossing (on February 25, 2010) (A new US–Canada border crossing over the Detroit River to be built)
  41. List of numbered roads in Durham Region (on March 22, 2010) (List of county roads in Durham Region)
  42. The Middle Road (on March 22, 2010) (Historic highway, now known as the Queen Elizabeth Way)

Contributions[edit]

See Special:Contributions/Floydian for a current list.

Did You Know..?[edit]

Major Article Contributions[edit]

Project Contributions[edit]

  • Did about half of the Wikiproject-Albums on Pink Floyd
  • Introduced the WikiProject-Songs (Which along with WikiProject albums, has since been incorporated into the various genre's WikiProjects)
  • Currently coordinating WP:WikiProject Ontario Roads
  • Currently coordinating WP:WikiProject Progressive Rock
RIP Shadow - 5:34 pm on November 10th 2003 at the Age of 9
RIP Hendrix - 3:20 pm on June 5, 2012 at the Age of 2