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User:Ad Orientem

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Just another a 50 something classical conservative trapped in the wrong century. His interests are eclectic and include politics (he is a monarchist with some libertarian sympathies), philosophy, theology (he’s an Orthodox Christian), economics, history (European & Byzantine), ships especially ocean liners and baseball (GO METS!). He enjoys reading on a wide range of topics and also enjoys the occasional historical fiction novel (Patrick O'Brian, Dewey Lambdin, Julian Stockwin).

"Fear no insult, ask for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool." - Aleksandr Pushkin
Other Interests
♂ This user is male.
Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).svg This user is a monarchist.
The Great Emperor Norton This user believes in the rightful rule of the Emperors of the United States of the Nortonian Dynasty, Norton I and Norton II.
Battle of Waterloo.JPG This user loves History!
Franz ferdinand.jpg This user is interested in World War I
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This user is interested in the
Middle Ages
Dronning victoria.jpg This user is interested in the Victorian period.
This user is interested in the
Byzantine Empire
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Nicholas II of Russia cropped.jpg This user is interested in the Romanov dynasty
NYM This user is a New York Mets fan.
James II/VII This user is a Jacobite.
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WikiProject History
Andrej Rublëv 001.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Eastern Orthodoxy.
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Counter-Vandalism Unit.
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CrownForShield.svg This user is a member of the Royalty and Nobility task force.
RS This user believes every article should be required to cite at least one reliable source.

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Things that need doing



So you want to be an Admin?[edit]

If you are interested in what I look for in a Candidate for Admin click here.

Adminny Things I (probably) Won't Do[edit]

  • Administrator Assisted Wikicide You have decided to leave, and you want someone to lock the door after you. Sorry, you will need to ask another admin. Yes, there are some admins who will block non-disruptive users on request as a form of RETIRED and I really mean it. I however, am not one of them. If your stress level has reached the point where you think it's time to go, then just post the retired template and move on. But if you really really want to be blocked you can post the request at WP:AN.
  • Range Blocks Maybe one day, but as of right now this is a WP:CIR issue. See also Filters below.
  • Filters My command of tech probably peaked with the advent of the electric typewriter (it was a wondrous thing). So if you see me playing with edit filters there are probably just two potential explanations; my account has been hacked or I've gone mad.
A man has got to know his limitations. -SFPD Inspector (Dirty) Harry Callahan

Works in progress[edit]

User:Ad Orientem/Permanent Portfolio


Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For consistent and careful application of our notability criteria in AfD discussions. RomanSpa (talk) 13:24, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
for your two proposals to settle the great "allision" controversy of 2014 I hereby award you your second Barnstar. Keep up the good work. Now you can't say you have just one anymore... Cheers! Cuprum17 (talk) 00:10, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Citation Barnstar Hires.png The Citation Barnstar
From one royalist and medievalist Orthodox to another. Prayers to your father.. Sigehelmus (talk) 00:54, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Starhalf Hires.png The Half Barnstar
Thank you for your many common sense edits to the USS PC-552 article, making the previous well-intentioned but malformed work more worthy of its subject. For improving the page, I award you with appropriate partial credit (shared with User:Dual Freq) and this very equally shared barnstar. BusterD (talk) 22:21, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Thanks for your help today! Patient Zerotalk 13:51, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your detailed explanation! Lasalleexplorer (talk) 15:46, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Thanks for helping me out with that rather unusual issue yesterday. Face-smile.svg

I actually find it really amusing that my home IP is blocked with good reason, hahaha. Seppi333 (Insert ) 22:54, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Thank you for cutting a stubborn knot with a great edit. Well done. Please stick around over there. SW3 5DL (talk) 03:25, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for your tireless anti-vandalism work on Titanic II. There seems to be no end to those who maintain that this ship is going to be built despite all evidence to the contrary. Blue Riband► 04:58, 17 May 2017 (UTC)