User:The Transhumanist

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Please contact me concerning anything to do with outlines or the Outline of knowledge WikiProject. Questions, problems, conflicts, AfD's, etc. etc. Thank you.

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Humanism (life stance)

Hi,

I'm The Transhumanist

Yes, I'm actually into transhumanism, but for me that is merely an extension of the life stance of humanism, which provides the basis of my personal values. To me, the most interesting pursuits of transhumanists are anti-aging, life extension, and human enhancement (via nootropics, etc.). And strapping jet-powered wings to your back. The future is coming fast – the technological singularity may be just around the corner.

I've been around since October of 2005, and have volunteered thousands of hours here. I'm fairly knowledgeable about the encyclopedia, how it is structured, and how it operates.

If you've lost your way and can't find what you are looking for in the Wikipedia community, if I don't know where it is, I can usually find it pretty fast. Or, if you've hit a brick wall and can't figure something out, if I don't know the solution, I can usually find one fairly quickly, or at least help you get in touch with someone who can help. Don't be shy.


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Current projects

  • Outlines – together, the set of outlines are growing into a comprehensive topic outline (or outline net) summarizing human knowledge as a whole, as well as mapping Wikipedia expanding outward from a central core.
    • Outline creation – filling in the gaps in the knowledge tree.
    • Outline development – as Wikipedia grows, outlines need to be expanded just to keep up. As new articles and topics appear, they need to be added to the relevant outlines.
    • Outline integration – refining the shared format, and adding extensive interlinking (between outlines and between outlines and the rest of the encyclopedia).
    • Outline maintenance – updating out-of-date material, reverting vandalism, cleaning up sloppy work via copy editing, etc.
  • "See also" section clean up – for a great many articles, these sections are a mess, yet they represent vision into the rest of the encyclopedia. I've been improving that vision by streamlining the "See also" sections of major topics to bring them into clearer focus.

Topics currently interested in

  • Jet-Man - check this guy out!
  • Exercise - especially vigorous exercise such as Ironman Triathlons and parkour.
  • Mental exercise, especially chess – the chess community has developed highly specialized jargon pertaining to very specific types of situations encountered in the game. Simply knowing the terms improves one's perception of what is going on – giving things names makes them more visible/noticeable. I've been using this outline to explore the effect of labels and definitions on situation awareness.
  • Quebec - very interesting place, from environmental, cultural, and political perspectives. Did you know that Quebec has the only walled city in North America?
  • Geography - I can't travel at the moment, so I'm exploring the world virtually. Along the way, I've been further developing the tables of contents for Wikipedia's coverage of geography, to assist others in their virtual travels. I just "got back" from Quebec. Which region should I "visit" next?
  • Humanism - I reread the Humanist Manifestos from time to time, and have studied the unrelated works of a few famous humanists.
    • Transhumanism – an extension of humanism to survival of the current generation beyond natural limitations.
      • The existential risk of the Technological Singularity. That is, the dangers of developing strong AI — computers that match or exceed human intelligence) — which could in turn develop a super intelligence which we may be powerless to stop. "The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else." (Eliezer Yudkowsky)
        • One possible permutation of the above risk is the Terminator Scenario. How likely is it? I didn't think much of it, until I came across the Shadow Hand article.
  • Human enhancement
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics – I'm in the middle of revamping this outline, using the activity as a springboard for studying the subject.

Wiki-related interests

How Wikipedia compares and relates to other projects
Wikipedia quality and quality control

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I've made over 100,000 edits (including previous accounts). My activity is summarized below:

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Below are the people and their accomplishments who moved me to such an extent that I felt compelled to award them. Without further ado, I am honored to present to you the recipients...

Combined awards

Page creation and development award recipients

  • Sharkface217 - Socratic Barnstar.gifWorking Man's Barnstar.pngSocratic Barnstar.gif The Socrates barnstar of philosophical merit, twice!, plus a working man's barnstar, for participating in the collaboration to add crucial missing definitions to the Glossary of philosophical isms, tripling his initial contribution, in the effort to complete this comprehensive article. Philosophy is hard work. This article has been waiting a loooong time. Thank you! The Transhumanist 07:26, 29 December 2007 (UTC), 12:01, 2 January 2008 (UTC), & 04:49, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • WeBuriedOurSecretsInTheGarden - Socratic Barnstar.gif The Socrates barnstar of philosophical merit, for adding crucial missing definitions to the Glossary of philosophical isms, in the collaborative effort to complete this comprehensive article. Thank you. It's almost done! The Transhumanist 07:03, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Owain.davies - The Barnstar of Life, for a particularly fine job of creating and editing the article emergency. The Transhumanist 20:03, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Striver - The Surreal Barnstar, for championing the article Family tree of Umar against the many irrational (systemic) biases that were opposed to it, including resurrecting it from deletion, and then from the jaws of deletion itself. The systemic bias of Wikipedia seems to be getting stronger, since legitimate articles like this are being deleted on a regular basis. May Striver and others like him turn the tide. The Transhumanist 23:03, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
  • CJ - The Tireless Contributor Barnstar, for his great many contributions to, and ceaseless devotion to the improvement of, Wikipedia's portals. The Transhumanist 20:28, 28 March 2006 (UTC) (I used to edit as "Go for it!").

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Vandalism fighters!

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Tip of the day April 21, 2006: Thanks for helping a newbie!

Filmcom 14:36, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
I award this random acts of kindness Barnstar to Go for It! for being very helpful to a newcomer wikipedian, without being asked to.Filmcom 19:41, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

I just want to thank you for building on my tip and making it a true wikipedia tip of the day. I'm still learning a lot about how to do things around here, so your help was greatly appreciated! Keep up the great work, and keep on Going for it!

Smashing!

Smashing job on Tip of the day!
You've done a great job getting the Tip of the Day off the ground. As a result, I think you deserve this! smurrayinchester(User), (Talk) 17:52, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


Barnstar

This Working Man's Barnstar is awarded to Go for it! for your tireless and diligent work on the reference desk templates! -- Natalya 19:37, 25 March 2006 (UTC)


Barnstar

For going above and beyond the call of duty at Esperanza/Admin coaching, I award you this Original Barnstar. Good work! --Fang Aili talk 18:34, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


Award

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Your kindess was not random, because you were kind enough to listen to my requests to fix my userpage. Your major kindness will not be ignored, as this BarnStar is my token of appreciation! SoleteRayosÑajo.gif Kyo catmeow! 01:59, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

!!!

<O.o --The Prophet Wizard of the Crayon Cake 01:45, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. The Transhumanist 01:55, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
Awarded to User:The Transhumanist. Sometimes those who take on large areas of wikipedia organisation seem to be taken for granted, and this is just to show that your work is appreciated by the community. Khukri (talk . contribs) 09:56, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

!

Cool signature Kamope · talk · contributions 12:58, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks.   The Transhumanist 05:52, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much for the hints in your userpage tutorial. SCongratulate.gif. I am a new user and familiar with HTML markup, but not so with Wikimark up. Your userpage tutorial really helped! Real96 06:14, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. I'm glad you found it useful. If you see any way to improve it, by all means, please feel free to do so.   The Transhumanist 06:36, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

WC

How can I sum the above up....? Oh yes:

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For your revamp of The Welcoming Committee, and of the Welcome Page, I award you the original barnstar. Well done! Anthonycfc [TC] 18:19, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

WOW!!

as a near- noob, this is by far the most detailed and useful article on wikipedia for me! Excellent! I really wish I had a user page like this after two years...Snailey! 15:42, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar

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For all your work with admin coaching, barnstar awarding, Wikipedia-expanding, and various administrative duties (if you can call all that political stuff we Wikipedians must wade through such a name), I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Good job. S h a r k f a c e 2 1 7 19:36, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Just a few words...

TT, my friend, my mop would never have been gained without your incredible expertise. My kindest regards to you, and drop by as often as possible! Now, a little token of my appreciation...

My kindest possible regards,
Anthony 21:38, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar

"What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
I award you this Brilliant Idea Barnstar for helping others to earn Barnstars and awards through your Award Center! • The Giant Puffin • 13:31, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Award

Hello The Transhumanist, (Hold on, can I say that or is it "Hello Transhumanist")
I was going to give you an award but there wasn't one good enough, so I made one better than any that has ever been seen before - This message. Yes, yes, I know, you don't think your worthy of it, but I assure you, you are the only one good enough for it - Pheonix 19:34, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

A Help:Contents Barnstar

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
As the top contributor to Help:Contents, you deserve this barnstar. Thank you! Jreferee (Talk) 05:59, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Fractional-reserve banking

You deserve a barnstar for your efforts. I can't think of anyone who has contributed more to Wikipedia, except maybe Jimbo. I'm not sure where to put this on your frontpage, so here it is:

"What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For boldly redirecting Debt-based monetary system to Criticisms of fractional-reserve banking, both saving it from deletion while defending Wikipedia from those who would violate WP:FRINGE, and being one of the most helpful editors on Wikipedia, in general. Zenwhat (talk) 03:41, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar

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For taking up the challenge and improving my command page, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this Original Barnstar. Another feather in the Transhumanist cap, eh? :-P

--Sharkface217 21:37, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

:D

Hi there Trans Face!Face-devil-grin.svg X××x××pink×jellocreature××x××X (talk) 01:36, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

You won an award!

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X××x××pink×jellocreature××x××X (talk) awards you the unofficial funniness award!

Fractional-reserve banking

Barnstar-lightbulb3.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For boldly redirecting Debt-based monetary system to Criticisms of fractional-reserve banking, both saving it from deletion while defending Wikipedia from those who would violate WP:FRINGE, and being one of the most helpful editors on Wikipedia, in general. Zenwhat (talk) 03:41, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar

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I, Diligent Terrier, award you this "Tireless Contributor Barnstar" for your work in starting the List of basic American Civil War topics article from scratch. Great Job! DiligentTerriertalk |sign here 22:17, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

My Userpage

Hi There First id like to thank you immensly for your pages about creating a decent userpage!! They are great and I would be lost without them!! Just one question, On my userpage i have a small welcome banner up the top. How do I make this text larger and change the font? Sorry if you have already covered this somewhere. Thanks in advanceCstubbies (talk) 12:40, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

A valuable service

I think you need recognition for doing the job of ten other editors, and doing it out of altruism and genuine belief in Wikipedia. Not many editors here have the same good attitude and provide the same service as you - I don't have any specific point to put across, but I thought you should just be prodded and reminded that you do a lot of good around here, in the hope you'll keep it up. Kudos! Seegoon (talk) 17:43, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

:)

Userpage barnstar.svg The Excellent Userpage Award
Nice page. jaytur1 (talk · contribs) 12:13, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


Welcoming committee

Just a note, I've made a minor update to your contributions. To reiterate my edit summary, you put in a tonne of effort there, and you deserve to be credited for it :) Feel free to revert, nonetheless. Regards, AGK (contact) 16:44, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

List of basic space exploration topics

Hi there TTH, Just wanted to thank you for your labors on this page, which is a great resource for us. Bill Wwheaton (talk) 17:48, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

You'd better hope there is a humour barnstar

... because you just gave me the biggest laugh in weeks. Good stuff giving that RfA spammer what-for here. αѕєηιηє t/c 22:03, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

List of basic Canada topics

Nice work -- I will withdraw the AfD nom. – ukexpat (talk) 00:55, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Done
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For saving List of basic Canada topics from being deleted, I - Milk's Favorite Cookie hereby award you this Barnstar! Congrats! - Milk's Favorite Cookie 01:16, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Fictional lists

The deletion review was approved for recreation: Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2008 March 10. Just letting you know, in case you weren't watchlisting it. I'm not sure what you have to do next to get the old version undeleted though (if that's what you wanted :) Nice catch on rescuing that grouping. -- Quiddity (talk) 00:21, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

'Tis for you

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I've noticed the extra mile you've gone to help a new user, and I wanted you to know it hasn't gone unnoticed. Keep up the good work! Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 16:40, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar

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I award this barnstar to The Transhumanist, for being patient and taking four rounds of references from me, until they were all valid. LAAFan 01:21, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


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I award this barnstar to The Transhumanist, for putting funny stuff on his discussion page which led me to copy them and put some of those funny stuff on my website. Thanks. Emir34 01:21, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

List_of_basic_France_topics

Hi Transhumanist, I wanted to note that I saw all of your work on the List of Basic France topics, and I appreciate it! Lazulilasher (talk) 02:12, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

From Zach...

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
For helping me so many times. and for my wonderful userpage. Cheers, Zacharycrimsonwolf 04:08, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

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Guidance Star

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For helping me to find resources on humanism, which I will hopefully be able to use to improve the articles on it here as well! Scapler (talk) 02:39, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy Transhumanist's Day!

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The Transhumanist has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've officially declared today as Transhumanist's Day!
For your incredible organization and leadership skills,
enjoy being the star of the day, dear The Transhumanist!

Signed,
Dylan (chat, work, ping, sign)

Dylan620 (Toolbox Alpha, Beta) 00:26, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Happy The Transhumanist's Day!

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The Transhumanist has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as The Transhumanist's day!
For your history of dedicated work to the project,
enjoy being the Star of the day, The Transhumanist!

Cheers,
bibliomaniac15
22:08, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

If you'd like to show off your awesomeness, you can use this userbox.

Congrats. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 23:44, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

I think...

...you need a barnstar for all of the hard work you have put into the WP:WPOOK!

Barnstar Barnstar 3 NoBlackspot.png The Barnstar Barnstar
You deserve two! at-210 discovered elementswhat am I? 20:21, 14 June 2009 (UTC)


Barnstar

Transhumanist my friend,

It's about time you deserve a barnstar for all your contributions to outlines on Wikipedia, and also for being the promoter that you are for outlines. If it wasn't for you we might not have outlines as they are, so it is my honor to present to you the Special Barnstar because no other barnstar could merit what you do for outlines on Wikipedia.  :-) Burningview (talk) 03:42, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

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This barnstar is presented to Transhumanist for all the hard work, contributions, coordination, and promotion he does in advancing the idea, coverage, content, and quality of Outlines on Wikipedia. For this he deserves a Special Barnstar Burningview (talk) 03:42, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Well done

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This award is in appreciation of the excellent work you have done supporting the development of Outlines on Wikipedia Thruxton (talk) 18:59, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Made me laugh

You once said in a AFD: "If you are building a robot, you can start with just the left pinky." I love that. Happy New Year! Jerry delusional ¤ kangaroo 20:34, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

another thanks

I appreciate you pointing me in the direction of a formatted signature. For some reason I couldn't find any reference to how it is done in the years I have been here. Cheers. ◦◦derekbd◦my talk◦◦ 12:16, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Impressed

I just wanted to tell you (probably not the 1st ^^ ) that your are an incredible wikipedia member, your userpage is simply amazing and your contribution is...gigantic? huge? Incredible? not for the number edits (still high) but rather over the appropriateness of the things that you have created, especially the outline project. I wont give you another award, you already have billions, but simply a modest "Bravo!". --Flag of Quebec.svg Offiikart (Talk) 05:23, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks

Hi, thanks a lot for the barnstar, you are truly a user with whom it is pleasant to interact. I greatly appreciate your help, your tips and you recognition on the work done, even if only very minimal compared to the work you have done.

I think you, more than everyone else, deserve a special recognition. Here is the first Barnstar I ever awarded :

WikiprojectBarnstar.png The WikiProject Barnstar
To The Transhumanist who created the outline project and tirelessly continues to improve it. A special thanks for your help and your recognition. OffiikartTalk 13:54, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


ps. I did put the page alert on my watchlist Face-smile.svg

A barnstar for you!

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Your fine contributions are not overlooked. You are a quality editor, and we are so glad you are here. Thanks to the user:Transhumanist! Pinkstrawberry02talk 01:49, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Note to user getting this message: Please respond on Pinkstrawberry02's talk page. If for some reason you cannot, please send them a {{talkback}} and reply on your own talk page. Thanks for your understanding in this manner. See ya around the wiki!

barnstar

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Awarded for many contributions to chess articles, especially the Outline of chess. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 16:34, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks so much for your work on the Outline of domestic violence, it is so much better that it's astounding how far it's come along. Thanks for making my first outline "sing"! CaroleHenson (talk) 11:11, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
You're first one? Wonderful! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. And I also look forward to seeing what you have in store for this outline. Thank you for the barnstar. It's very nice to feel appreciated. The Transhumanist 22:10, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Wow! Thanks for your help on the Future studies project. I can't believe all the pages you've contributed to, but glad you found ours!... RealFuturist (talk) 17:09, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks for the ndashes on the Apple outline article. Zach Vega (talk) 00:58, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

A cookie for you!

Choco chip cookie.png Many years ago, back before I had created my current account, I created a humble little userspace navigation menu based off of two of your menus from the User Page Design Center (initially 15, but ultimately 6). Over the years it has grown, but I don't know if I ever would have started it without seeing your menus first. I just want to thank you for putting the effort into creating those menus and then sharing them at the Design Center where they have been helpful for people like me. I hope you don't mind me borrowing from your hard work! Thanks again and take care! Michael Barera (talk) 03:30, 13 January 2013 (UTC)


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