User:Arthur Rubin

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I'm not spending as much time here as I would like, with taking care of my wife, four three two cats, and looking for paying work. If I don't respond to a problem, it doesn't mean I haven't noticed it.

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…in.Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
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About me

I am presently an unemployed computer engineer (mostly in aerospace) and mathematician, and an under-employed tax preparer. I had been attending Western State University College of Law recently, and now have an intermittent contract aerospace position.

Live 5 freeway exits north of Disneyland.

I am married, no children, 2 to 5 cats. See also , Monster, and CareerBuilder. I also contribute to a number of web sites under my real name.

My father died a few hours ago. (My mother died in 2002.) I'm going to be pretty busy for the next few days. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 10:54, 23 April 2018 (UTC)


Concur with User:Miller17CU94//An open letter to Nancy Pelosi (sandbox version that was deleted on September 5, 2008) (at its present state). If the fairness doctrine were applied to the Internet, it would be a major step toward the United States becoming a police state.
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Barnstars and related awards

This editor is a Grandmaster Editor and is entitled to display this Lapis Philosophorum Editor Star with the Neutronium Superstar.
A Barnstar!
The Barnstar of Diligence

In view of the abiding perspicacity of your always cogent contributions at WP:AfD, which have the effect not only of improving directly the project qua encyclopedia but also, inasmuch as they promote logical argumentation and civil and rational discourse, of improving indirectly the project qua evolving organism, you are surely well-deserving of this barnstar. Joe 17:22, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
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In addition to being a good mathematician, you are a very good user. NHRHS2010 Talk 21:42, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
For your contribution to the year articles Pro66 (talk) 21:51, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
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For outstanding overseeing of WikiProject Years. Orion11M87 (talk) 20:49, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
Even though the efforts to keep the Pelosi article on my user page were not successful, I am so thankful at least someone in Wikipedia other than Jimbo saw the light on this. As a result, I offer you this barnstar as a matter of thanks. Chris (talk) 19:07, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
Sewer cover.jpg The Sewer Cover Barnstar
You have been awarded the Sewer Cover Barnstar because you can read through anything. You don’t know the meaning of attention deficit disorder, laugh in the face of boredom, and are wasting your talents if you don’t become a patent examiner.
  • I award this to you, Arthur Rubin, with humbleness and awe. You’ve done what I truly can not. Further, as you read through the 1925 article, you made improvements to the article, exhibiting the best of true Wikipedian spirit. Thanks. Greg L (talk) 00:57, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
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For reasoned and sensible contributions to the "911" series of articles. Verbal chat 14:45, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
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For maintaining high standards and a cool head in discussions at Alex Jones (radio host). RadManCF (talk) 22:51, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
You are good people, trying to help clueless n00bs with a burr under their saddles. Guy (Help!) 21:13, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I saw the tirade of abuse against you on the 2010 talk page. This Barnstar is recognition to you for keeping a cool head and not rising to the user's comments. For this, I commend you. AycliffeAngel (talk) 17:05, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
Mensch5.png The Barnstar of Integrity
The debate could have gone on for days...Thank for understanding Moxy (talk) 17:51, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
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The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thank you for your work on the September 11 attacks article! MONGO 23:23, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
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For your extraordinary diligence on climate change articles, accompanied by an amazing ability to stay out of the mud. SPhilbrickT 13:39, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Philippe (WMF) (talkcontribs) 20:42, January 21, 2012‎

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Per discussion above. (DYK) Tomtomn00 (talkcontributions) 08:07, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
(In regard fixing a link on the DYK page.) — Arthur Rubin (talk) 22:21, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
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For your tireless maintenance of difficult topics. bobrayner (talk) 10:01, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hello Arthur. I just discovered that you were the third editor to edit my talk page, a long time ago, at the beginning of my career here. You made some very friendly suggestions regarding formatting and other stuff, with a pointer--I don't think I ever properly thanked you for it. In fact, knowing me, if I responded at all I probably did so in asshole mode. If so, my belated apologies, five years--no, six--after the fact. It's that sort of kindness on your part (and that of other editors) that countered my habitual antagonism and kept me going here and, at some disastrous point, made me believe in the project. I salute you. Drmies (talk) 04:39, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
Hello Arthur Rubin, Lionelt has given you a delicious Chick-Fil-A sammie, for your faithful service and commitment to Wikipedia! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else a delicious Chick-Fil-A sammie! Enjoy!
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For the tedious job of reverting the hundreds of bad edits by a recent IP vandal, and for the inevitable block that came after. S806 (talk) 16:08, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
For you constant diligence in dealing with block evading IPs. Stabila711 (talk) 04:34, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Keep up the awesome work!!! Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 07:25, 24 September 2015 (UTC)


Wikivacation info /sandbox /redirects for deletion /Interpretations

Things I intend to look at

Vacation pictures....

Things I watch from time to time

They may contain enough transcluded material that watching the page may not detect significant changes

Watch list

Over time, I'm going to move those users in my watchlist because I want to see their contributions over here. 13:53, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Dylan Flaherty (talk · contribs) Obviously some sort of trouble-maker.
Elspec (talk · contribs) aka (see the history of Elspec Ltd., if it's still there) (talk · contribs) adds references to Elspec Ltd. and the commercial site not always in an appropriate manner.
  • Seems inactive
Adam M. Gadomski (talk · contribs) and (talk · contribs) and links to seem to be links to a particular systemic theory, inserted into all articles where it might be appropriate.
  • Seems inactive under those editor names, but still appears from time to time
Overix (talk · contribs) may also have some similar characteristics.
  •  ??? (talk · contribs) (talk · contribs) See User:WAREL, etc. 15:08, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Igni (talk · contribs) makes "grammatical" and "style" corrections in articles which seem (at least to me) to change the meaning, possibly due to a different understanding of the English language.
  • Seems to have quit
GVnayR (talk · contribs)
  • Links to seem to mostly inappropriate, but I'll need to check them one by one.
  • Active, but seems to be doing other things
OregonD00d (talk · contribs) creating nonsense categories and templates.
Added socks Tiramisoo (talk · contribs) (now considered primary) and GodivaCake (talk · contribs); also creating fad decade-related-redirects, without any rhyme or reason.
12george1 (talk · contribs) creating multiple subsections, mostly in tropical storm articles
AndrewCrogonklol (talk · contribs) weird vandalism, including that of his block notice.
  • Banned sock of banned user
Voortle (talk · contribs) creating unnecessary articles, redirects, and sections in year and number articles. (I thought he'd gone.)
Hemanshu (talk · contribs) damaging year articles; creating bizarre changes in month groupings, adding (usually improper) explanations for notability with almost always improper italization, adding Afro-xxx to nationality (often wrong, never appropriate)
hopiakuta (talk · contribs) has some sort of screen-reading software which causes destruction of information when he tries to edit.
Moshe2009 (talk · contribs) and (talk · contribs)
Pantelides algorithm for AfD consideration (talk · contribs) adding interwiki links to non-existent tr.wikipedia articles.

Global warming / climate change

current list (from 12 January 2012 or so) maintained at User:Arthur Rubin/IP list. Editors are welcome to add (but not subtract) from the list. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 15:42, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
99 anon (and and,, and possibly adding easter eggs, inappropriate #See also and {{seealso}} links, and clearly inappropriate categories to many global-warming-related articles. Although "it" is clearly a single person on a floating IP, it seems not subject to 3RR. Style factors in favor of their being the same person include:

However, I am subject to 3RR, so I'm noting (some) of the articles in which they are adding this material. I suspect the only solution is to permanently semiprotect all climate change articles, broadly defined.

Arthur, FYI [[1]] NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 04:25, 29 August 2011 (UTC)


See also

Arthur Rubin