User:Ace Class Shadow
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Ace Class Shadow or ACS is a Wikipedian known, between 2006 and 2007, for his colorful behavior and active status in the Wikipedia community. He sometimes writes (or types), referring to himself in the third person, but usually in this page and edit summaries for talk page commentary. Despite time constraints and other issues, ACS continued to make occasional edits to the "'pedia," as he calls it, until the end of the 2000s. Following that, he became a more mellowed, on-off contributor in the early 2010s.
- 1 Page history
- 2 General user information
- 3 Contact ACS
- 4 Languages
- 5 Activity
- 6 Interests
- 7 Sense of humor and
- 8 Lifestyle...
- 9 Skills
- 10 Names and terminology of the Ace
- 11 Notable incidents
- 12 The promise
ACS created this userpage somewhat accidentally when he thought someone had already edited it. As a result, he began to take an interest, putting a decent amount of time and energy into it during the days of Thursday (April 27, 2006), Friday (April 28, 2006) and Sunday (January 7/8th, 2007). However, an overall decline in and lack of edits seems to indicate that he has, for time being, decided to edit actual articles as his main priority. Thus, it is highly likely that he will only edit this page when he has the time and/or finds the currently displayed data to be inaccurate. ACS' user page and talk page became frequent vandalism targets in the month of January, 2007. He had intended to make further edits, expanding the following sections to compliment the excessive userboxes. (This is especially indicated by the "Sports" section, along with the "And the Sportsman" box grouping.) However, as of 01:19, 1 March 2008 (UTC), true expansion seems unlikely to be realized. To compensate (poorly) for this, excessive spacing was often used. Currently, this problem has been solved (sorta) by boxing the incomplete sections together, avoiding template overlap. However, this, in turn, has created its own (more manageable) issues. (E.G.. expect an unusual delay when clicking on a boxed section. Sorry...) On the other hand, it could be much worse. (DON'T CLINK THAT LINK!) Seriously, the User:Koavf page nearly crashed my browser. >.>
General user information
The information listed to the right in userboxes is semi-random stuff about moi. For more specific information, check out the following subcategories below. Be warned: I may go, somewhat randomly, from third person to first person and back.
Use this information sparingly, and only if you must bypass talk pages and contact me directly.
Gidday, Hello, Bonjour, so on and so forth. This is my languages section. Use this to assess whether or not I can understand varying languages at varying levels. (I'm aces with english, BTW.) Please do not ask me to edit anything written in one of the languages listed in pink/tan. The point of this section is to categorize myself, helping others who may need someone who. say, has a passing understanding of "leetspeak". It is important to note that although I am a linguist, I cannot be expected to understand all languages. "Linguist" does not equal "interpreter". Ask Nicole Kidman. She was in that craptastic movie, not I. Anyway, forgive me for ranting. Another important thing to remember are the levels. "1" doesn't equal Bi-lingual. For example, you might know a little french or spanish, but do you have any idea what "gringo" means? Heh. Didn't think so. Same here.
ACS has generally shown himself to be fairly active within Wikipedia, though there was a period when he outright ceased editing, followed by a slow return to his Wikipedian tasks. Currently, he can be found most editing most often during the afternoon and usually finishes late into the evening. He denounces "wiki-breaks" as "lame" and admits that being a great Wikipedian requires a lot of free time on a weekly basis.
Yeah, that's right. I play; I'm a playah.
The Ace is interested in a variety of things. Mostly, things with action, which relate to (super)hero(ic)s/heroes.
My favorite subject being English, and my preferred profession being writer, I tend to enjoy a good read. I'm not bookish by any means, but I love information and fiction, especially news and comics, respectively. Comics count, right?
My second favorite subject. Or was it third? No, wait, that doesn't add up...
Or, alternately, films. I like 'em. Well, I like some. Not all, though. For example, I think Cars was utter crap. Really, most of those Pix flicks. I mean, seriously. "Up"? My niece could write a better movie. (C'mon, Ebes, how much are they paying you?)
Sense of humor and
Some people don't think the Ace is funny; They merely don't understand him. Though somewhat manic and passive-aggressive at times, the Ace is overall just trying to amuse. Sometimes, he admits, he amuses himself at the expense of others. "Nevertheless," he says, "the community is" really his main "audience". They are not, as some claim, his "sheep". In fact, he even goes as far as to quote an Arcade Clown, saying: "I just wanted to make you laugh!" Don't mind the Joker references; he swears they're harmless.
Let's hope the suggestive titling isn't wasted on you.
They're mad, I tells ya! Mad! That is to say, my skills are of high end quality. (Mad skills. Get it?)
Names and terminology of the Ace
I've been called many things. About time I made a list or something.
I can answer most of that. From acronymfinder.com and a mirror at acronyms.thefreedictionary, it's an acronym for "Given internet protocol user". Simply put, I use it in reference to any unregistered user of Wikipedia. Borrowing again from the reference sites, it's use is based in "information technology & computers" and "slang/chat, popular culture". From what I understand, the term started appearing sometime in the 2000s. (Crap article, BTW.) I picked it up and started using it around the 'pedia. It caught on, somewhat. Let me be clear, though; I make not claims of originality.
Since, roughly, June 2006, ACS began referring to the user CovenantD as "(the) Capt(ain)". This was originally related from an incident where Ace referred to CovenantD as "Captain Dip". However, it seems to have become a term of endearment, similar to A.C. Slater addressing Zack Morris as "preppy" on Saved by the Bell.
- In the month of July, 2006, ACS was impersonated by a rogue GIPU. During the time before he was caught, the GIPU was known for making rude, insulting talk page comments and other such behavior which would obviously be beneath ACS. The attempted impersonation was also likely more of a weak attempt at redirecting blame to ACS, rather than emulate him. As evidenced by the fact that the GIPU could/would not ever sign their comments in a way to matched ACS' style, they were basically little more than a poor forger.
- Since July Nineteenth, 2006, a GIPU with the IP has begun editting ACS' talk page and adding Acisms. (Acisms are quotes from an Ace, such as ACS, in this case.) The GIPU seems to be motivated by what they feel was an unjustified warning. As a result, they have likely been looking for, and subsequently, adding Acisms in an attempt to show ACS' true character. However, most disputes with ACS have been settled as of July 21, 2006 and few would argue the fact that ACS is, indeed, a colorful Wikipedian. So far, ACS' only feelings on the matter seem to be that the Acisms are cute and remind him of fond memories.
- As of August that same year, the GIPU appears to have ceased.
- Mis-Created—not a word, I know—a page last night. I JUST NOW listed it for deletion, and it was gone within SECONDS. Umm... what is this place and what has it done with Wikipedia? That was way too fast. (Though, honestly, I'm grateful.) 17:35, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
On January 2007, Wednesday the 10th, ACS promised that he would be an "example Wikipedian" or some such. As a result, he has acted with a strange, newfound civility and attempted to use edit summaries in a more traditional manner. As of 18:25, 17 October 2009 (UTC), he seems to have abandoned this mandate. It is still not yet clear what, if anything, he may have been up to.