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In loving memory of the children and staff who lost their lives in the 2014 Peshawar school attack - never forgotten.
In loving memory of the sacrifice of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson - never forgotten.
In loving memory of all who died, or lost loved ones in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami – never forgotten.
In loving memory of all who died, or lost loved ones in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake – never forgotten.
In loving memory of all who died, or lost loved ones in the 2011 Victorian floods – never forgotten.
In loving memory of all who died, or lost loved ones in the 2010-2011 Queensland floods – never forgotten.
In loving memory of all who died, or lost loved ones to the blazes in the Black Saturday bushfires - never forgotten. Sam the Koala will forever remain a symbol of hope for us all.
In loving memory of all killed or who lost homes and cherished memories in Typhoon Haiyan – never forgotten.
In loving memory of the victims of the Aurora Massacre - never forgotten.
In loving memory of the children who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the teachers who died protecting them - never forgotten.
Lest we forget.
Disabled people are people as well – treat them with the same dignity and respect shown unto you.
I ask Wikipedians to be more aware of harassment, the damage it causes, and to take a tougher stance in the prevention of harassment and dealing with harassers.

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你好! Hi there, I'm James. I've been an active editor since June 2010. I was the writer of the Arbitration report for the Signpost from May 2012 to early 2013.

Editing philosophy and "editor's creed"

My editing philosophy is varied, but I'm more of a deletionist than an inclusionist. I once left maintenance tags on articles for them to languish indefinitely until someone else could the problem, but I no longer see this as conducive to the overall purpose of the project. I believe users should always make a concerted effort to fix the problems they see insofar as they are able to do so.

I believe the spirit of policies and guidelines are more important than the letter and word. I believe that for the project to truly be the sum of all human knowledge we need to embrace diversity. I do not believe that consensus should ever trump common sense and reason. I believe in transparency and the stated goals of the open-source movement. I believe that the powers given to members of the Arbitration Committee and the intervention of the Foundation outside of matters legal actively undermines these goals.

I believe that Wikipedia has become a rigid, iron-fisted bureaucracy more concerned with upholding the status quo — one only needs to look at past discussions on Main Page redesign and the pagelong petty arguments over whether or not Main Page photo thumbnails ought to be larger or smaller and the constant moaning and whining over the fact that there are still users with CRT monitors and tiny screen resolutions and that redesigns would unfairly disadvantage them. What is different on the Main Page in-terms of design and layout? Not much. The Main Page in the month of January 2015 is nigh indistinguishable from the Main Page as it was 5 years ago.

The consensus-oriented mentality of the community is cancerous and flies in the face of common sense and reason. Wikipedia needs progress, it does not need to be held back because of the incontinence of a few luddites who cling to the status quo.


For complete transparency, I ask that you post messages on my talk page. However, for private or urgent matters please email me. A list of my alternate accounts can be found here.


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