Darius von Whaleyland attempts to edit and contribute to Wikipedia as often as possible, but generally has other things more pressing. However, he does check his messages frequently, so if you need anything, feel free to contact him. He is on long-term leave from his administrative functions at WP:SBS but the project seems to be taking care of itself quite well these days. Thank you!
–The Great Khan, et al. (10 July 2009)
The Template Barnstar
I hereby award you the Template Barnstar, in recognition of all your hard work on succession boxes, and more specifically the templates of the s-start series. May you keep up the good work. Waltham, The Duke of 23:43, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Darius Von Whaleyland is The Great Khan of the Barbarian Horde since 2001. He was born and currently lives in Felton, CA under the name Derek Whaley. Until April 2008, he worked under the Wikipedia account User:KuatofKDY but under the current signature.
Since his coronation (done after the three month period of mourning), he has achieved much. In San Diego, he studied for no less than four years history at Point Loma Nazarene University and an additional for a secondary-teaching credential. He then enrolled at San Diego Mesa College and studied Latin, French, and Physical anthropology. He obtained a Masters degree in Early Modern History at Swansea University in 2009. In the future, he hopes to use his credentials, degrees, and noble title to seek out the mysteries of the ancient world. However, that not being probable in the next decade, he plans more modest endeavors of which include writing his fictional history of Ireland during the Dark Ages, reading historical and science fiction books, charting the descents of various royal families, traveling the world, and the occasional barbarian invasion of some first world country (target...Canada).
The Great Khan has contributed much to the current make-up of Wikipedia, thanks in part to adapting the works of others to better means. This includes the entire succession box series now in use across Wikipedia. Seeing a problem in the last few years, he pushed the effort to standardize all succession lists in a format adapted from those already in use. This allowed the entire website to become more streamlined in design. He even created a Wikipedia: WikiProject Succession Box Standardization to organize it all. He also regularly updates these lists and now finds sources for those already in use. He often works also with lists of incumbents to make them look prettier.
Updates... New Site Launch and Updates!
This is a pseudo out of Wiki thing but my website has launched at www.whaleyland.com. It will be some time before it looks good but if my presence is absent from Wikipedia, it is because I am developing this site currently.
In Wiki news, check out Wikipedia:WikiProject Succession Box Standardization/Templates to see the progress the project (mostly Waltham and myself) are making toward removing older, out-of-style succession templates. Of course every time we delete a template, we have already found at least a dozen new old ones to delete/phase out. Currently, though, we have deleted a lot, as can be noticed by the huge list of red links on that page.
I am leaving a lot of the management of the project to Waltham due to having school, work, and other projects to work on. However, I am still trying to leave my presence there where I can. We are going to be recruiting old and new members soon and that should make us a little better. Currently the project has undergone MAJOR clean up to make it more appealing to new members. 14 September2007
New Templates and a New Look
It has indeed been a long time since I last looked upon this page with anything but disgust. But now it has a nice new look with updates for all! Well, sort of.
Anyway, lately it has come to my attention as Great Khan that a certain problem has arisen regarding succession templates that needs correction. In fact, the entire organization I created so long ago needs an overhaul and I am working on that regularly now. I added new templates, Template:s-cite and Template:s-fam so that people can see where we find our information and view a more complete genealogy for certain of our people. This being said, there is still a lot of argument over at Wikipedia: WikiProject Succession Box Standardization that needs to be resolved and I'll be damned if it doesn't get fixed soon. But that must come with time. I will try updating this page more often with my current projects but it is more of an obligation to update than to update this. Cheers!
If you find this page on any site other than Wikipedia, you are viewing a mirror site. Be aware that the page may be outdated, and that I have no personal affiliation with any site other than Wikipedia itself. The original page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:KuatofKDY.