My username "WTGDMan1986" comes from the comic series I created, When They Got Distracted, which debuted in 1994. Unfortunately, nobody got to see what I had created, followed by the usual, and the year of my birth.
Dislikes: People with bad attitudes, violence, serial killers, villains (especially serial killers on TV and soap operas, as well as characters who start fistfights), Wikipedia vandalism, spam.
I would like to become a Wikipedia administrator since I HATE vandalism, libel, and slander like villains. They all need to be taught a lesson. If I become one, I'll tell you which portions of a page are worthy and un-note worthy. I will also try my best to block vandalism, as I have done in my 2nd year. To date, I have busted 5 vandals and plan on defeating a few more.
Retired Works: When They Got Distracted (1994 (comics), 1995 (word processing documents)-2009))
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The link is broken and no longer leads to an article (perhaps because the underlying article was deleted). In such a case, the link needs to be removed or renamed to point to an existing article.
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