User:Ian.thomson

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Hi, I did not misspell my own bloody name, there's just not a poxy "P" anywhere in there!


Wikipedia does not care about you or me being qualified scholars. Wikipedia is not a scholarly site, but a summary of sources that speak for themselves. We all have the right to edit, but there are rules to make sure that proper sources are used for appropriate articles and editors are civil. -- In other words: duh only book-lurnin we likes 's frum books, not school-folk wit deir fancy-shmancy deeplomas. Ye ain't gots to be unschooled to edit, but ya bettah bring yer damn sauces like uh chef at tha Italian resteeraunt.

I am not an administrator or moderator. I realize I am nobody special. I do not care what religion or worldview you do or do not believe. I have made my religious and philosophical beliefs open because if I was trying to enforce any sort of secondary agenda (which I am not), I would be smart enough to hide the reasons behind that agenda; and also so that other users may know what sort of articles I may have an interest in helping with. I am more concerned with keeping the articles I view within the guidelines than I am with bullying anyone. Thinking that I am an admin or mod, pointing out I am neither those nor someone special, pointing out that Wikipedia is not a reliable source, or accusing me of religious zealotry or any other sort of bullying will not:
  • convince me to not enforce rules (just ask about them!),
  • somehow turn any negative edits by you into good ones (just ask for help!),
  • undo any reports I have made,
  • somehow turn any postive enforcement of the rules by me into bullying.
If you want to:
Talk page archives: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 accuse me of a Christian bias, read this. accuse Wikipedia's policies or me of an anti-Christian bias, read this.
leave a conversational or non-serious message (wazzup, barnstar, hate mail), go here. leave me a serious message (about article improvement), go here. see my contributions, go here.

And now for those that aren't here because they're angry at me:

When in doubt

-Do what Jack Churchill would do. If that doesn't or will not work, do what Hunter S. Thompson would do.

-Go on and assume I am the second coming of Jack Chick without viewing the evidence to the contrary on this page.

-Keep in mind: "I'll die before I surrender, Tim."

Who I am

I am an English major currently between jobs. I was born Methodist and raised a liberal Baptist on Bible stories, Star Wars, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Queen, Sierra's Quest games (particularly the Space Quest, King's Quest, and Police Quest games, as well as Conquests of the Longbow, the Castle of Dr. Brain, and Freddy Pharkas), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Batman: The Animated Series. I've also been playing Doom since it first came out. Ever since I was young I've had an interest in religion (beyond my own personal spirituality) and mythology. In high school I became interested in philosophy, more interested in fantasy, and began reading about "occult" topics as an extension of mythology studies. I took time off between high school and college and spent most of it in the library going through most of the books on religion, mythology, philosophy, and occultism.

Apparently, I am not an official editor. This was pointed out to me here. Still, I do my best to help with the lack of noticeboards to combat the Byzantine bureaucracy of this place, and I can still apparently delete your account.

Also, according to my friends, I'm a terrible person for this. As you can see, I sometimes like to tailor warnings for vandals.

Also, I am a part of a world wide conspiracy, knowledge of which by the uninitiated will result in assassination. Oh, hell, someone thinks I'm not joking. (Note to self, that person, Sam A Moser, has been community banned, Alt link).

Articles that are likely to be on my watchlist

From most common to least common:

  • Religion, spirituality, mythology
  • Pseudoscience and the occult
  • Movies, shows, books, comics, or games I enjoy and some writers or actors involved with them
  • Some foods, spices, and edible chemicals I like, especially if they're not already well monitored
  • Cultures and historical persons I find interesting (often connected to all of the above)
  • Some animals I like
  • A few drugs I find interesting (in the sense that a train wreck may be interesting)
  • Pages where I've noticed an absense of monitoring (or at least during the hours I'm awake)
  • Targets for problematic users I've become used to dealing with
  • Select topics relating to my home
  • A few article I know I wasn't the only person in class reading during lectures on the same topic
  • A couple of pages my friends have asked me to watch for them
  • The Ai Shinozaki (gravure idol), Heckler & Koch GMG, and Laetitia Casta, because daaaayum

Pages I hope to improve

Userboxes

I am a member of Wikiproject Occult, a project for expanding occult articles.

Notepad

This is some stuff I keep in a text file on the desktop of my laptop (filled with some nowiki tags to not be active code, and to turn off nowiki tags I have), just in case I'm editting from a different computer or something. It's pretty much just commonly used templates, some uses of templates that I find helpful, and some common messages.