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User:Adam Bishop

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UWOThis user is a Graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
UTThis user attends or attended the University of Toronto.
PhDThis user has a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
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I've been around since 2002. I actively started contributing in January 2003, and I've been an Administrator since August 2003. For some unwise reason, I signed up with my real name.

Apparently I speak West–Central Canadian English, as well as heavily-accented but coherent French. I can read Latin and French (and Old French), German if necessary, and bits of Arabic. I lived in Nantes, France for 18 months, where very few people speak English. I have a PhD in medieval studies, and work on some ridiculously obscure aspects of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, like the kind of things where in real life other people go "oh...!" and smile politely. But I know this is Wikipedia and none of that means anything.

Since I have a job, a family, and a general disillusionment with Wikipedia, I am not as active as I once was. I mean, I don't think I can co-exist on a Wikipedia that has articles about individual Heidi Montag songs.


As an editor:

  • "There will certainly be several problems in "Adam Bishop"'s path towards doctorate in medieval history, if his working methods and use of sources are as can be deduced from his possessive treatment of the text in this article."
  • "Almost every single sentence is faulty or incomplete. The article must be rewritten by someone who read the book and who has proper scholar background"
  • "MY illiterate friend Adam !...Learn history before you write!"
  • "Do you want to get PHD in a (noname beast) Canadian university? PHD is very very low rank compare with real academic scholars (as writers of British Britannica). Do you think you are better than members of Royal Academy ? Hahahaha"
  • "I dont't want to heart you, but Britannica is more creditable than the private opinion of an aspirant PHD-boy."
  • "Be wise, at this point you can crawfish without the loosing of your countenances."
  • "You behave like a self-appointed opinion-champion, wich is a clearly childish behaviour. You are a micro Stalin on wikipedia, and therefore you are noxious."
  • "You can't proove your statements. Please show me an academic work which can deny that fact. I'm still waitnig for it! Until that, your oppinion remain only just a private opinion."
  • "It is unfounded accusations & slanders!"

As an administrator:

  • "Adam Bishop is the single longest running Admin I have ever run into on Wikipedia. I am shocked by his behavior and have concerns that he is acting out of his nature and that perhaps real world circumstances have become overwhelming."
  • "I cannot believe the cavalier attitude towards the tools and "power" behind them...but it might have been forgivable until the unbelievable disregard for the community as a whole..."
  • "Adam Bishop's use of the tools here was so far out of line, and his response when questioned was just as bad, a desysop is the only choice."
  • "I will ask ArbCom to de-sysop you, and I don't think there is much doubt that they will do it."

Some useful links[edit]

Did you know, Featured Articles, Good Articles[edit]

For the "Did you know?" section on the Main Page:

Featured Articles that I helped write:

And some Good Articles as well:

  • Symbol support vote.svgSiege of Damascus (well, I started it)
  • Symbol support vote.svgWilliam the Carpenter - I am particularly pleased with this. I think one of the most efficient uses of Wikipedia is to correct misinformation that is spread all over the Internet, especially for obscure subjects like this one.
  • Symbol support vote.svgUsama ibn Munqidh

Places I've been[edit]

Lived:Flag of Canada.svg (Flag of Ontario.svg)Flag of France.svg (Flag of Pays-de-la-Loire.svg)
Visited:Flag of Canada.svg (Flag of Quebec.svg Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg)Flag of the United States.svg (Flag of Connecticut.svg Flag of Florida.svg Flag of Illinois.svg Flag of Massachusetts.svg Flag of Michigan.svg Flag of Missouri.svg Flag of New York.svg Flag of Ohio.svg Flag of Rhode Island.svg)Flag of France.svg (Flag of Centre-Val de Loire.svg Flag of Île-de-France.svg Drapeau fr département Loiret.svg)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (Flag of England.svg Ulster Banner.svg)Flag of Spain.svg (Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg)

Barnstars etc[edit]

This editor is a
Master Editor
and is entitled to display this Platinum
Editor Star

Here are the barnstars people have seen fit to give me for some reason. I don't quite get these; anyone can give one to anyone else for any reason, so do they really mean anything? Oh well.

Barnstar-stone2-noback.png An Award
I award this Epic Barnstar to Adam Bishop for his extensive work on history articles.

(From LordAmeth, October 12, 2005)

Barnstar-stone2-noback.png An Award
This Epic Barnstar is hereby awarded to Adam Bishop for his tireless work on Wikipedia's History entries - particularly concerning the Crusades - thank you for your well-written, researched, and sourced articles!

(From DonaNobisPacem, January 11, 2006)

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar "Wikipedia is not a student newspaper." From Hamster Sandwich, January 20, 2006
I ,Hellboy2hell, hereby award you the Hellboy2hell barnstar for helping, pleasing or being kind to me. ĤéĺĺвοЎ (talk) 09:05, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Refdesk barnstar candidate2.png The Reference Desk Barnstar
Thank you for contributing to my "greatest" poll on the Reference Desk! --Ye Olde Luke (talk) 05:01, 13 November 2008 (UTC))
Compass barnstar.png The Guidance Barnstar
Thanks for answering my reference desk question. I have been looking for the name of the movie for sometime now, but never had any luck; now that I know what its called, I can look for the actual film and watch the whole thing rather than the last twenty or so minutes. Keep up your good work! TomStar81 (Talk) 07:06, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Refdesk barnstar candidate2.png The Reference Desk Barnstar
Thanks for answering my pro/epilogue question on the Language Reference Desk!--Ye Olde Luke (talk) 22:11, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
For your great work on Military articles in the WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC fields.