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ARTEST4ECHO is a male Wikipedia editor located in Sherwood, Arkansas, USA.

About the name[edit]

"ARTEST4ECHO" came from a combination of my current location and the Rush song Test for Echo. My first activity used e-mail account was started in 1996 (the release date of Test for Echo) was TESTivECHO@aol.com. I used Roman numerals, since TEST4ECHO was very quickly claimed by another AOL user. When I moved from the Los Angles Area (and was able to leave AOL) to the Little Rock Arkansas Area, ARTEST4ECHO was Born.

I graduated from DeVry University Long Beach in 2001.

Where to find me[edit]

I usually stick to WikiProject Latter Day Saint movement items.

"Mormon apologists" or "Anti-Mormon"[edit]

I try to keep faith out of all my edits. I feel that faith, both mine and other editors, is irrelevant. If we follow WP:NOPV it shouldn't matter if I'm Mormon, Roman Catholic, atheist, or anything else.

However, as we all know, religion is a very hot topic. I often find myself being accused of being both a "Mormon apologists" AND "Anti-Mormon" I actually find that very funny and somewhat comforting. If Anti-Mormon's feel I'm a Mormon apologists, but Mormon apologists think I'm Anti-Mormon, perhaps I'm actually following WP:NPOV, since both sides think I'm the other.

While I do have family history withing the Latter Day Saint movement, from several sects, ultimately, my edits are based on the fact that, I find the Latter Day Saint movement interesting, but from a historical (not religious) point of view. Nothing more. I also try to view the entire Latter Day Saint movement as a whole, as my family history comes from the LDS, RLDS, Alston, and other sects, not just the LDS Church.

Until recently I have intentionally not said what religion I am, as I still feel it is irrelevant. However events made it necessary. To be clear, I am not a "Mormon", nor am I "Anti-Mormon". If I HAD to describe my faith, I would call myself a Deists as I believe in the existence of God, but not any particular religion, religious authority or holy text. However, like most titles, that isn't a 100% match either. I do have family history in the Latter Day Saint Movement (not just the LDS Church but several sects), so I find that topic interesting, which is why I edit that topic alot. I do not hold any particular grudge against the LDS Church or Community of Christ. My feeling about the Latter Day Saint Movement, or any other religion for that matter, is basically one of "I don't see the harm, but I just to buy it".

A Deist Symbol.svg This user is a deist.



What I do for a job off Wikipedia[edit]

My very first job, after college, was for Boeing Satellite Systems working on the the Spaceway program (Spaceway 1 and 2) and Wideband Gapfiller System WGS-1. Later, after a round of Boeing layoffs, I move to a company in Arkansas building aerospace paperwork with attached optical encoders. Anyone who has worked an aerospace project knows what I mean.

I have had my hand in building encoders for a large number of things. Those include, but are not limited to, Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) (part of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and replacement parts to the Patriot missile and the Very Large Array (VLA) radio astronomy observatory.

Part of the encoder design and build team Part of the encoder build team
SBIRS High CRISM Patriot missile VLA STSS
SBIRS-GEO.jpg Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM.jpg Maintenance check on a Patriot missile.jpg USA.NM.VeryLargeArray.02.jpg SBIRS-Low.jpg
Part of the Satellite's tracking system The "Encoder, motor, twist"
(as labled in image).
The encoders located inside all the wiring at the base.
(Area above explosive sign)
The encoder located inside the targeting system Part of the Satellite's tracking system

Barnstars and Awards[edit]

This editor is a Master Editor II and is entitled to display this Platinum Editor Star.
Featured List Medal.png The Featured List Medal
List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement
Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For putting aside differences and working together for the betterment of Wikipedia, please accept my thanks and this award. --McDoobAU93 (talk) 23:15, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Categorisation barnstar1b.png The Categorisation Barnstar
Awarded to ARTEST4ECHO for your outstanding work on the List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement article. Your work in categorizing the Rocky Mountain Saint churches has taken this article to a whole new level of usability. Thanks for all your hard work! - Ecjmartin (talk) 00:10, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
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For your willingness to accept constructive suggestions for improvement of the List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement article, and for your significant efforts to implement them, I award you this "Cleanup Barnstar". Your ongoing efforts to improve this list have raised it to entirely new levels. Thanks for all of your efforts! - Ecjmartin (talk) 13:21, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
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You deserve this for all your hard work on List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement, in moving it up to Featured List status. You took criticism from multiple editors with a smile, and worked dilligently to implement the constructive suggestions they offered, without ever letting any of it get to you. You've definitely taken this article to all new levels. EXCELLENT JOB!!! - Ecjmartin (talk) 11:27, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Team Barnstar.png The Teamwork Barnstar
This is awarded for your help with List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement and Church of Christ (Assured Way). I think your efforts during the Featured List debate on the former, and during the proposed deletion of the latter, contributed immensely to both articles' success. Thanks for all your help! - Ecjmartin (talk) 23:03, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
To ARTEST4ECHO in recognition of his extraordinarily clear, useful and just plain nice sub-charts @ template:LDS sects. — Hodgson-Burnett's Secret Garden (talk) 21:22, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Modest Barnstar.png The Modest Barnstar
Thanks for your recent contributions! 66.87.0.115 (talk) 20:22, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Mediator Barnstar Hires.png The Mediator Barnstar
For your recent efforts to mediate an ongoing mini edit-war at Missouri Executive Order 44. It takes guts and character to wade into something like that when it wasn't your fight initially, and I want you to know that on my end at least, your efforts are deeply appreciated. And on a more personal note: thanks for helping me 'cool down' about it... I deeply appreciate that, too! - Ecjmartin (talk) 01:06, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
WikiProject Scouting barnstar.jpg The Scouting Barnstar
for contributions to the Scouting in Arkansas article. --evrik (talk) 16:33, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

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