User:Mike Searson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

I am a former United States Marine and Boxer turned professional writer (unlike some of the wannabes on here I have my bonafides) covering Fight Sports (Mixed-Martial Arts, Boxing, Collegiate and Olympic Wrestling), Firearms, Gun Rights in Nevada, Independent Movies and Martial arts (Traditional and Modern Combatives) for a variety of online and print outlets. Wikipedia has helped me with my professional writing, especially with regard to finding good sources. An awesome resource on here is: Tony1's prose suggestions.

As far as the critics/vandals/deletionisrs/POV Warriors on here, a wise magazine editor once told me, "If those losers had any real talent, they'd be getting paid for their work and not writing on the internet for free." Sometimes I think I should listen to him and throw in the towel on wiki. The hours suck, the pay sucks, you often deal with critics who could be compared to eunuchs in a harem: they see it done every night, they know how it's done every night, but really can't do it themselves.

For now I still believe in the project, except for some of the losers it attracts. I really don't care about losers, but sometimes it's fun to watch them dance.

Please click here to leave me a new message.


This editor is a Veteran Editor IV and is entitled to display this Gold Editor Star.

User Boxes - articles

Editor - gold star.jpg This editor is a Veteran Editor IV
and is entitled to display this
Gold Editor Star.
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 7 years, 7 months and 28 days.
21,001+ This user has made more than 21,001 contributions to Wikipedia.
Nohat-logo-XI-big-text.png This user is one of the 2600 most active Wikipedians.
Wikipedia Autopatrolled.svg This user has autopatrolled rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
Wikipedia-Ambassador-Program-Logo.png This user is a Wikipedia Online Ambassador.
Cupandcover.jpg This user has a Triple Crown.
incl This user is an inclusionist.
Nuvola apps korganizer.svg This user thinks that registration should be required to edit articles.
Featured article star.svg Mike Searson's Awesome Wikipedian day is February 2.





Wiki Projects

Fowlerkn.JPG This user is a member of WikiProject Blades.
SIGP226.png This user is a member of WikiProject Firearms.
Waricon.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Military History.
Yin and Yang.svg This user is a member of the
Martial Arts WikiProject
.
Britannica Harp Irish Harp.png This user is a member of WikiProject Irish music.
WikiProject Boxing This user is a member of WikiProject Boxing.
Dronning Juliane Marie.gif This user is a member of the
Maritime warfare task force
of the Military history WikiProject.





Featured Articles

Cscr-featured.svg This user helped promote 8 featured articles on Wikipedia.








Good Articles

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote 14 good articles on Wikipedia.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Samuel Colt to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Ernest Emerson to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Phil Bucklew to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Gila Monster to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Green Iguana to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Blue Iguana to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Ctenosaura bakeri to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Cyclura nubila to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Beaded Lizard to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Winchester 1897 to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article CQC-6 to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Solomon Islands skink to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Charles B. Gatewood to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article John C. Colt to good article status.













DYK

Symbol question.svg This user has been a major contributor to 46 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Cyclura ricordi, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Varanus salvadorii, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Cyclura rileyi cristata, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Isla Magueyes, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Charles B. Gatewood, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article John C. Colt, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Galapagos Land Iguana, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Lesser Antillean Iguana, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Ctenosaura similis, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Ctenosaura pectinata, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Ctenosaura hemilopha, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Doris M. Cochran, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Chamaeleo melleri, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Varanus indicus, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Beaded Lizard, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Varanus albigularis, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Uroplatus sikorae, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Fiji Crested Iguana, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Fiji Banded Iguana, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Conolophus rosada, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Femoral pore, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article CQC-6, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article SARK, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Side grip, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article John C. Cremony, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Buster Warenski, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Colt Model 1877, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Amphisbaena ridleyi, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Great Western Arms Company, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Cyclura nubila caymanensis, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Cyclura cychlura figginsi, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Angel Island Chuckwalla, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article San Esteban Chuckwalla, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Python sebae natalensis, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Richard Bustillo, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Jimmy Lile, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article William Mason (Colt), which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Rollin White, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Al Mar Knives, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Gil Hibben, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article William F. Moran, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article William Scagel, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article The Chieftains in China, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article American Bladesmith Society, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Charles Brinckerhoff Richards, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Updated DYK query.svg A fact from the article Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis, which this user created or significantly contributed to, has been featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.






User Boxes

Hw-shakespeare.jpg This user is a professional writer or journalist.
USMC logo.svg This user is a member of the United States Marine Corps.
IQ This user's Intelligence Quotient is 147.
Congo African Grey Parrot -head detail.jpg This user is owned by an African Grey Parrot.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 600.jpg
This user is
a Staffordshire Bull Terrier lover.
Rolex-Submariner.jpg This user wears a Rolex Datejust
TwoDumbbells.JPG This user does weight training.
M1911a1.jpg This user enjoys pistol shooting.
Pistol Browning SFS.jpg This user carries a concealed weapon in his home state, and is licensed to do so.



Red white blue ribbon1.png In Memoriam: 9/11
Lest we forget…
Flag of the United States.svg
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
This user is interested in the history of the Cold War.
Spqrstone.jpg This user is interested in ancient Rome.
This user is interested in the Spanish missions in California.
ela This user speaks Ecclesiastical Latin.
Republic of Ireland
This user is a citizen of Ireland
@ This user can be reached by email.
Newspaper This user reads The Wall Street Journal.
Guinness This user enjoys Guinness
Flag of the United States.svg This user is proud to be an American.














articles I have started

firearms

Knives and knifemakers

reptiles and herpetologists

martial arts

The Chieftains

Military history

misc

Music

Artists

GNR This user loves Guns N' Roses.
Metallica wordmark.svg This user is a fan of Metallica
Qÿ This user is a fan of Queensrÿche.
JHE This user has purple haze, all in his or her brain.
STONES This user knows it's all right now.
In fact, it's a gas!
VH This user loves Van Halen.
AC/
DC
This user knows that it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll!
Iron Maiden's Eddie1.jpg
This user is an Ed Head.





Albums

AFD This user owns a copy of Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction.
Lies This user owns a copy of Guns N' Roses' G N' R Lies.
UYI This user owns a copy of both versions of Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion (I and II).
TSI This user owns a copy of Guns N' Roses' The Spaghetti Incident?.
C This user owns a copy of Velvet Revolver's Contraband.
L This user owns a copy of Velvet Revolver's Libertad.
LZ This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin's self-titled album.
LZ II This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin II.
LZ III This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin III.
LZ IV This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin IV.
HOTH This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy.
PG This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti.
P This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin's Presence.
ITTOD This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door.
C This user owns a copy of Led Zeppelin's Coda.
IM This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's self-titled album.
K This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Killers.
TNOTB This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast.
POM This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Piece of Mind.
P This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Powerslave.
SIT This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Somewhere in Time.
SSOASS This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
NPFTD This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's No Prayer for the Dying.
FOTD This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Fear of the Dark.
TXF This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's The X Factor.
VXI This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Virtual XI.
BNW This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Brave New World.
DOF This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's Dance of Death.
AMOLAD This user owns a copy of Iron Maiden's A Matter of Life and Death.
RDLH This user owns a copy of Jane's Addiction's Ritual de lo Habitual.
KEA This user owns a copy of Metallica's Kill 'Em All.
RtL This user owns a copy of Metallica's Ride the Lightning.
MoP This user owns a copy of Metallica's Master of Puppets.
AJFA This user owns a copy of Metallica's ...And Justice for All.
TBA This user owns a copy of Metallica's Black Album.
L This user owns a copy of Metallica's Load.
RL This user owns a copy of Metallica's ReLoad.
SA This user owns a copy of Metallica's St. Anger.
DM This user owns a copy of the new Metallica album Death Magnetic.
The Real Thing IRL
this user owns a copy of
 The Real Thing
Blue Diamonds Fighter Jet.jpg This user is Licensed to Ill.
PHM This user owns a copy of Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine.
TDS This user owns a copy of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral.
Ohlookiebricks.jpg   All in all, this user's just another brick in The Wall.
S This user owns a copy of The Police's Synchronicity.
HV This user owns a copy of AC/DC's High Voltage.
DDD
DC
This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
LTBR This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Let There Be Rock.
PA This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Powerage.
HTH This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Highway to Hell.
BIB This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Back in Black.
FTATR
WSY
This user owns a copy of AC/DC's For Those About to Rock We Salute You.
FOTS This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Flick of the Switch.
74
JB
This user owns a copy of AC/DC's '74 Jailbreak.
FOTW This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Fly on the Wall.
WMW This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Who Made Who.
BUYV This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Blow Up Your Video.
TRE This user owns a copy of AC/DC's The Razors Edge.
B This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Ballbreaker.
SUL This user owns a copy of AC/DC's Stiff Upper Lip.
BI This user owns a copy of the new AC/DC album Black Ice.



















Movies

Samurai-shodo.svg This victory belongs to the farmers, not to this user.
FC This user DOES NOT talk about Fight Club
3:10 to Yuma This user dynamited a train full of prospectors in the western territories last spring.
Crystal Clear app Cardgame-3.svg This user has been to Casino Royale.
Uzi smg.jpg This user is out there,
he can't be bargained with,
he can't be reasoned with,
he don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
Bruce Lee Stencil.jpg This user is entering a martial arts tournament of epic proportions.
The Good In this world, there's two kinds of users: Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.
Peace symbol.svg This user was born to kill.
LOTR This user loves The Lord of the Rings, both the books and the films.
Matrix-50x50.gif This user wants guns, lots of guns.
Sin City This user knows that if you walk down the right back alley in Sin City, you could find anything...
Kurosawa This user loves Akira Kurosawa movies.






























Vandalism

  • Vandalism
  • {{subst:welcomeg|~~~~}}
  • {{subst:uw-vandalism1|PageName}} ~~~~
  • {{subst:test|PageName}} ~~~~ (unintentional vandalism/test)
  • {{subst:test1a|PageName}} ~~~~ (unintentional removal of content)
  • {{subst:test2|PageName}} ~~~~ (suitable for nonsense)
  • {{subst:test2a|PageName}} ~~~~ (variant for blankings)
  • {{subst:test3|PageName}} ~~~~ (please stop)
  • {{subst:blatantvandal|PageName}} ~~~~ (obvious vandalism)
  • {{subst:test4|PageName}} ~~~~ (last warning)

Citation templates

<ref>{{cite journal | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = | journal = | volume = | issue = | pages = | publisher = | date = | url = | doi = | id = | accessdate = }}</ref>
<ref>{{cite news | last = | first = | coauthors = | title = | work = | pages = | language = | publisher = | date = | url = | accessdate = }}</ref>
<ref>{{cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = | work = | publisher = | date = | url = | format = | doi = | accessdate = }}</ref>
<ref>{{cite book | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = | publisher = | date = | location = | pages = | isbn = }}</ref>

em dash —

Barnstars

For your outstanding work on reptile related articles, specifically Blue Iguana, here is the "unofficial" Reptile Barnstar! bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 21:49, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar Hires.png The Minor barnstar
Thanks for your work increasing clarity and fighting against those space-filler words like "also" :-D ~ Josh "Duff Man" (talk) 17:03, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Sadly, too few disputes here seem to be independently resolved well. Your actions at an AfD are deeply appreciated and deserve recognition. VQuakr (talk) 00:32, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Category:Gun writers