Robert McClenon 14:27, 10 July 2005 (UTC)
This page is (perpetually) under construction.
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I am not a newcomer to electronic communities, having been involved in them since the mid-1980s.
One of the electronic communities in which I was active from time to time was Usenet. Wikipedia is not Usenet. Civility, including the basic principles of netiquette that were first defined in the 1980s, should be the rule in any electronic community. In Usenet, there are islands of civility in a sea of incivility. No one owns Usenet. The answer to whether anyone owns Wikipedia is a paradox. No one owns Wikipedia, but Jimbo Wales and the Board of Directors own Wikipedia.
I had originally intended to contribute a few articles on subjects of which I have knowledge. However, it seems that much of my time is being spent in responding to disputes and problematical editors. We have problematical editors on Wikipedia because editors are human and humans are problematical.
Robert McClenon 21:03, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
Any comments posted to my talk page that are excessively long will be archived or ridiculed. Robert McClenon 01:25, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
Any emails that are sent to me by Wikipedians do not have a reasonable expection of privacy, and may be archived or ridiculed. Robert McClenon 02:01, 27 September 2005 (UTC)
Articles That I Have Created
I have created the following articles. I do not own them, because no one owns a Wikipedia article. This list does not include redirects.
- Carr Collins
- Carr Collins, Sr.
- Carr Collins, Jr.
- Executive agreement
- Falls Church (disambiguation)
- Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company
- Global Exchange of Military Information
- Open Skies Consultative Commission
- Transparency in Armaments
- Vinson Allen Collins
These are links that I have saved for my own use.