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.

Page history[edit]

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Cx-1 This userpage features slightly complex formatting. Please be careful when editting.
vn-6 This user page has been vandalized 6 times.

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[edit]

All about ACS
...the Man
Name This user's name is Alexander Shadwell.
Child tongue.jpg This user is a child at heart. He might have grown older, but he'll never grow up.
UnderwoodKeyboard.jpg This user is old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know.
Exquisite-Modem.png This user remembers using
a rotary dial telephone.
several This user is several years old.
♂ This user is male.
Rotating earth (large).gif This user is of multiple ancestries.
XD This user is interested in comedy, and may enjoy writing or performing it.
P culture.svg This user is a thespian, and shouldn't be wished "good luck".
Santa Monica Palms.jpg This user's hometown is Santa Monica, California.
IQ This user's Intelligence Quotient is surprisingly high.
ENG This user's favourite subject is English.
UserboxSelfEducated.png This user considers themselves self-educated.
...the Wikipedian
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 11 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Crystal Clear app clock.svg It is approximately 4:34 AM where this user lives. (California)
Crystal Clear app clock-orange.svg Though I'm rarely on at all (these days), if it's before 10 AM or after 8 pm, I definitely won't grace you with my presence.
Searchtool-80%.png This user has a long watchlist which they use to track all edits to a great many articles.
ZT This user supports a strict zero tolerance policy on vandalism.
vandals This user wishes Wikipedia were vandal-free.
There are many aspects of wikipedia's governance that bother this user. See here.
Australian Ma15.svg

This user isn't censored for minors or adults.

Smiley.svg This user is friends with A Clown in the Dark.
Smiley.svg This user is friends with ThuranX.
Fan This user is a fan of Seedfeeder.

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.

Contact ACS[edit]

Crystal 128 aim.png This user's AOL Instant Messenger screenname is Ace Class Shadow.
@ This user can be reached by email.
@ This user can be reached by email at

Use this information sparingly, and only if you must bypass talk pages and contact me directly.


en This user is a native speaker of English.
en-5 This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
BS-5 This user is able to contribute with a professional level of Bullshit.
du-n This user is a native speaker of dumbass.
BS-N This user is a native speaker of Bullshit.
en-us-ca Dude, this person is totally a California English speaker.
... This user would like to be able to speak more languages.
... This user would like to know all existing languages.
en-gb-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of British English.
This person can help out a little bit on Simple English.
AU-1 This user is a meagre speaker of Australian English.
fgn-1 This user can scrape by in at least one dialect of foreign.
This user has a basic understanding of Canadian English, eh.
LE-1 This user's been known to screw up the occasional sentence and make the occasional typo, but is otherwise pretty accurate with regards to English.
blz-1 This user is able to contribute with a basic level of blazon.
1337-1 Th1s us3r is 4bl3 2 c0ntr1but3 w1th 4 b451( l3v3l 0f 1337.
pig-1 Isthay userway isway ableway otay ontributecay ithway away asicbay evellay ofway Igpay Atinlay.
LE-0 This individual still maintains a shred of dignity in this insane world by adhering to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalisation.
Search user languages

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.

Wikiproject memberships[edit]

Wikiproject memberships
Wiki letter w.svg This user is a member of the Stub sorting WikiProject.
Crystal kthememgr.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Userboxes.
AAW This user is a member of the Association of Apathetic Wikipedians.
WikiProjectHeroesLogo.PNG This user is on the List at the Heroes Task Force. Save the project, save the world!
Cat This user is part of WikiProject Categories, which aims to improve article categorization on Wikipedia.
PD-icon.svg This user is part of the Untagged images WikiProject.
Disambig.svg This user repairs links to disambiguation pages.
Comiclogo.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Comics.

Note: I'm only part of this wiki...comics thing by default. I like it and everything, but i help out periodically. Don't go tryin' to make me do stuff on a more serious and active basis. Frankly, I'm only part of each of these groups because of many small things I did to inadvertantly assist them. Then again, I guess my actions matter more than my intentions. My intentions were and still are to improve wikipedia. Wow. That sounds kinda speechy and preachy. Not my intent, either. The results of my actions seem to often differ from my intentions.


And the Sportsman
Zeichen 237.svg This user just LOVES to cycle!
Inline-figure-skates.jpg This user enjoys inline skating.
Alpine snowboarder icon.png This user enjoys snowboarding.
This user is learning how to ski or snowboard.
Run This user is a recreational runner.
Baseball (crop).jpg This user plays baseball.
Soccerball.jpg This user enjoys football.
Tennis Racket and Balls.jpg This user plays tennis.
Harrows Bristle Board Bullseye.JPG This user enjoys playing darts.
Table tennis.svg This user plays table tennis.

Yeah, that's right. I play; I'm a playah.

Computer stuff[edit]

Computer stuff. (Weak title, I'll admit.)
This user has an account on Gaia Online.
Add This user is addicted to virtual communities.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
Google 2015 logo.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
Google Chrome for Android Icon 2016.svg
Own apple logo.svg This user thinks Apple Inc. products are cool.
IP This user's IP is ever changing.
Nuvola apps display.png This user is a code monkey.
w:) This user is a wiki markup enthusiast.

/We are experiences technical difficulties. Please come back later./

Eating (habits)[edit]

Eating (habits of ACS)
Dinnermealicon.JPG This user is an omnivore.
Various grains.jpg This user is a cereal killer.
Gaufre liege.jpg This user likes waffles.
Muffin NIH.jpg This user enjoys muffins.
Salatteller.JPG This user eats salad.
Bananas.jpg This user eats bananas.
Mercat de la Boqueria Sant Josep 11.JPG This user loves oranges.
Large Cayenne.jpg This user enjoys a little red pepper with his meals.
Tomaten im Supermarktregal.jpg This user eats tomatoes.
Roast chicken.jpg This user eats chicken.
Bowl of chili.jpg This user eats chili.
Hamburger sandwich.jpg This user loves hamburgers.
French fries juliane kr r.svg This user loves to eat fries, or chips.
This user loves
Pizza.svg This user loves to eat pizza.
Chocolate02.jpg This user eats chocolate.
Choco chip cookie.png This user eats cookies.
Apple pie.jpg This user likes pie.
Kartoffelchips-1.jpg This user eats potato chips.
C2H5OH-0 This user is a non-drinker.
TeabagandMilk.jpg This user believes that you should never put milk in with the tea bag.
C This user can't make up his mind if Coke or Pepsi is better and drinks both. P
S This user drinks Snapple.
Oranges and orange juice.jpg This user drinks orange juice.
Milk glass.jpg This user drinks milk.
New chocolate milk.JPG This user drinks chocolate milk.

I hate eating. No, really.


The Ace is interested in a variety of things. Mostly, things with action, which relate to (super)hero(ic)s/heroes.


o_O This user is a moderate fan of anime.
Flag of Sailor Moon.svg This user is a fan of Sailor Moon.
Dragonballstar.png This user is a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise.
D This user is a Digidestined.
G This user likes Gundam, and wishes to become a Mobile Suit pilot
TRIGUN This user wants their $$60 billion.
EFSF This user wishes to be enlisted in the Universal Century Earth Federation Forces.
Sieg Zeon This user enlisted in the Universal Century Zeon Forces. And is ready to drop colonies on the feddies.
Uranus's astrological symbol.svg This user is a fan of Haruka Tenoh.
SC This user will take all you bitches on!
遊戯王 This user is prepared to duel.
Wheel Mach Five.svg This user drives the Mach Five.

It's decent, okay? I watch it, just like I'd watch any other animated thing. It's not an obsession and I don't think anymore highly of it than most other genres/styles. I do think Japan has a higher respect and diversification when it comes to cartoon animation. (hey that rhymes!) Sadly, the US just sees it as a medium for crappy "comedies" and kidshows.


Postscript-viewer.svg This user reads between the lines.

Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading fiction.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading non-fiction.
Quill and ink.svg This user enjoys writing.
SK This user enjoys the works of Stephen King.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys heavy reading, such as Shakespeare and other dead guys.
Humour mouth.png This user enjoys reading humorous literature.
Mystery.png This user enjoys reading mysteries.
Science fiction.svg This user enjoys reading science fiction.
Open book 01.svg This user reads self-help books.
Open book 01.png This user enjoys reading thrillers.
 This user enjoys reading legal thrillers.
Shortstory.png This user enjoys reading short stories.
Sherlock Holmes statue at Meiringen1.jpg This user likes Sherlock Holmes
HP This user is a Harry Potter fan.
Comic-sketch.jpg This user enjoys comics.
D This user reads Dilbert.
DC This user reads DC Comics.
M This user reads Marvel Comics.
א Lord Apocalypse will return.
Newspaper Cover.svg This user enjoys reading the newspaper.
Newspaper nicu buculei 01.svg This user reads broadsheet newspapers.
Newspaper This user reads The Daily Planet.
BOOK This user is working on publishing a book.

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?


1967-Alfa-Romeo-Duetto-Red-Front-Angle-st.jpg This user can drive.
Mazda Logo3.png This user believes in the existence of Zoom Zoom.
Eagle Talon TSi 2G.jpg This user has heard of Eagle.
Plymouth-acclaim.jpg This user owns, once owned, or wants to own a Plymouth Acclaim.
1st-Eagle-Talon.jpg This user wants a 1990-1994 Eagle Talon.
Eagle Talon TSi 2G.jpg This user wants a 1995-1998 Eagle Talon.
  This user sees Tails driving an Eagle Talon. Eagle Talon TSi 2G.jpg
58 edsel pacer.jpg This user owns, used to own, wants to own, or wants to restore an Edsel.
Bmw 02 2 v sst.jpg
This user operates (or would like to operate) the Ultimate Driving Machine.
Crashed sports car.jpg This user was involved in a car crash in a hot car
Subway train 125th.jpg This user uses public transit.
Traffic lights 3 states.png This user considers traffic lights advisory, not compulsory.

ACS wants the full package: a motorcycle and a small truck or van of some sort to house it in. Maybe a sports car or two, just for kicks.


Math Userboxes.
ft-lb This user uses American Measurements.
This user is greater than the sum of his userboxes.

Green Pi.PNG Pi ≈ 3.1415926535897932384626
Green Pi.PNG Pi ≈ 3.1415926535897932384626433832 795028841971693993751058209749445 9230781640628620 8998628034825342 117067982148086513282306647093844 609550582231725359408128481117450 284102701938521105559644622948954 930381964428810975665933446128475 64823378678316527120190914564856 692346038610454326648213393607260 249141273724587006606315588174881 520920962829254091715364367892590 360011330530548820466521384146951 941511609
IQ curve.svg This user is a statistician.
This user's deviation is standard IQ curve.svg
This user is pretty sure that he or she is an outlier compared to everybody else. Michelsonmorley-boxplot.svg

My second favorite subject. Or was it third? No, wait, that doesn't add up...


(Internet) gaming
GAME This user plays "the Game".
Ducreux1.jpg You just lost The Game.
Rubiks cube solved.jpg This user can solve a Rubik's Cube without cheating.
Crystal Clear app kbattleship.png This user just sank your battleship.
2-Dice-Icon.svg This user is a Board Game Geek.
International draughts.jpg This user is a checkers player.
Clue This user killed Yvette. This user hated her... so... much... It- It... the f-- It... Flame... Flames. Flames... On the side of my face... Breathing... Breathle-- Heaving breaths... Heaving...
Jenga.JPG This user is a Jenga master.
Nuvola apps ksysv.png
This user passed GO!
(…so where is my $200?)
Riskgame2.png This user is attacking you with all three dice.
Anglo-American card suits.png This user plays with a full deck.
Applications-games.svg This user enjoys playing card games.
Anglo-American card suits.png This user enjoys playing blackjack.
Applications-games.svg This user enjoys playing rummy.
cvg-3 This user is an advanced gamer.
IMac G5.png This user likes to play games on his or her Mac, but is getting awfully sick of Breakout.
Vista-fedora.png This user knows where in the world Carmen Sandiego is.
Warp pipe edited.PNG This user plays games in the Super Mario series.
Pacman.svg This user plays Pac-Man.
(-o-) This user plays the Pokémon RPGs and other related video games.
Blue circle with white highlight.svg This user plays the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Triforce.svg This user plays games from The Legend of Zelda series.

iron fist This user is a Tekken player
nul This user has no alignment.


Tv stuff (general)
Television.svg This user has a television set.
FRA This user is listening.
J! This user phrases responses in the form of a question.
Law & Order This user is a fan of all Law & Order series. All
SEIN This user is obsessed with Seinfeld... not that there's anything wrong with that!
BDKS This user is the stone that the builder refused...
FG This user thinks Family Guy is freakin' sweet.
Ananas comosus slices.jpg This user DOES NOT live in a pineapple under the sea.
You're Fired! This user is a fan of The Apprentice.
TZ This user was once trapped in
The Twilight Zone.
TCR This user wants you to know that you're on notice.
TCR This user has balls, and isn't afraid to use them.
Oso.jpg This user knows that bears are Godless killing machines.
TDS This user watches the most trusted name in fake news.
$ This user is a fan of game shows.

Love it. No...that's going too far. It's okay, but I won't die without it.


WhereRainbowRises.jpg This user supports the colorization of black and white movies.
UNIVERSAL HORROR This user is a fan of
Universal Horror.

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[edit]

Crystal Clear app ksmiletris.png This user finds that comedy is the best way to communicate.
ALL This user is a fan of all kinds of comedy.
Koebel.jpg This user has a fever. And the only prescription is more cowbell!
K This user is a "Kramer."
A&C Who's on First, What's on Second, I Don't Know's on Third.
fan-1 This user is a fan of the comedian Jack Napier.

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.


S This user is a Slytherin.
Bat balloon.svg This user knows that criminals are a cowardly lot, and uses fear to fight injustice and those who would prey on the fearful...
Joker This user promises that no matter what happens, you'll die laughing...
Superman This user is neither a bird nor a plane.
Earth Western Hemisphere.jpg This user is not a biological parent.
Video-x-generic.svg This user enjoys films.
STAR WARS This user would shoot Greedo first.
TwoDumbbells.JPG This user does weight training.
National Public Radio logo.svg This user listens to NPR.

Let's hope the suggestive titling isn't wasted on you.


DG This user is pretty good with a bo staff.
Boxing gloves.jpg This user is a Boxing fan
Fencing-icon.jpg This user is a fencer.

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[edit]

I've been called many things. About time I made a list or something.


To this day, certain people become curious about this term. "What is it? What does it mean? Is it real? Is it derogatory? How did it originate?"

I can answer most of that. From 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.

Notable incidents[edit]

  • 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)

The promise[edit]

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.