User:NE Ent

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Formerly: Gerardw, Nobody Ent

I'd have said Jimbo Wales is a crazy dreamer and the seminal idea behind Wikipedia -- that a bunch of unpaid amateurs can successfully build an Encyclopedia -- is ludicrous. That said, I'm an empiricist, so I've gotta say he was right and I was wrong. Editors who fret about the imperfection and dysfunction of Wikipedia are missing the essential miracle of its existence.

Ent[edit]

Much angst and conflict on Wikipedia is caused by editors being hasty. I like to think, muse and ponder things before reacting, much like the Ents of Tolkien's mythology. Additionally Ent-like, I go quiet from time to time and am fairly thick-skinned. I have serendipitously settled in at the new WQA because I think it's a good match for an Ent.


About me[edit]

Assume good faith.
Achieve consensus.
Remain civil.

Civility essay
Notes on civility
Simple civility principle
My Cabal
User:Alt Content


NE Ent may be a lot of things, but an apologist for admin is not one of them.[1]
— User:Dennis Brown

Who am I?[edit]

Why do you want to know?
If you're really curious, you can plumb the page history -- I went through a "Userbox" phase. I now prefer to be known by the quality of my contributions.

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