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Hello, my name is bashprompt, I like barnstars, kittens, and virtual items that serve no purpose. So if you're here not to yell at me, feel free to click the heart in the top right corner of the screen and give me random imaginary crap! I'll happily reciprocate in kind. Especially KITTUHNZ OMG! <3

About me![edit]

Internets Me

I am a blogger[1] with a 12 million viewer demographic reach, I actively use twitter[2] and have about 40,000 fans on there (add me, I follow back, and am rarely boring!) with a presense on all social networks.

I am bashprompt or bashpr0mpt (my actual official gamer tag is with a zero) on all social networks, and @ all webmail addresses. I actively alpha and beta test games for Xbox, and beta test PC games.

I am interested in a lot of varied things, but specifically technology, philosophy, and entertainment.

My username here is my online handle and gamer tag, but is also a command line for the UNIX operating system and all its derivatives.

I have been a Wikipedian since its first week of operation, proudly so, however I used a derpy old account that I'm going to just forget exists, with a horribly embarrassing username, hence why I hadn't grabbed my current one before.

This new inception is an attempt to mark a return to active contribution after a year hiatus due to abduction by aliens, where I was taken to a strange planet, and forced to inseminate beautiful women all day. It was hell.

If you're viewing this, I've probably offended you. I accidentally do that. I'm not a bad person, I'm just a bit of a dick. I have low tolerance for idiocy, and stupidity.

I was previously an administrator, in my former incarnation, and I feel that probably led to me needing a break. I doubt I will be pursuing that role in the near future, you really have no idea how much bullshit admins have to put up with, and I have a lot of time, patience, and appreciation for our current overlords.

So, that's enough about me, let's talk about you.

ʇdɯoɹdɥsɐq (talk) 01:37, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Addendum: Sometimes I can unintentionally be a dick. Please pull me up if you ever catch me falling into bad habits, I won't take it personally, and appreciate all kinds of feedback, positive and negative. Online I am known for (and probably quite loved for) being a grumpy old man, who whilst arrogant, is pretty intelligent with vast knowledge enough that--should Wikipedia be inaccessible--people nag me.

I'm one of those derps who literally has to know EVERYTHING and can lose entire weeks to websites like Wiki. That, however, is all well and good as a snippy wise ass blogger and internets rockstar, but doesn't always sit well with others.

So please, as I said, feel free to kick me in the nuts on occasion. Or on the flipside, if you like something I've done, reward me with random crappy things by clicking the heart in the top right corner of the screen and give me imaginary virtual items that serve no purpose but to clutter up my page. Things like that let me know I'm on track.

Offline Me

A couple of folks have asked me to throw up a bit more biographical information about me offline. While I'll skirt around things, as this is a public forum after all, I'll attempt to address some elements that come in handy to know about me as a Wikipedian.

So, without further ado, things you might (but probably don't!) want to know about me, I: -

  • have studied a Bachelor of Communication Sciences (BCS), which involved three to four years of things such as advertising, public relations, marketing, and elective investigative journalism (best stalker training EVAR!) and passed everything with a distinction / high distinction average besides 'communication mediums', which I passed with credit because I refused to bring a stick of glue to tutorials and wrote about it in the university newspaper (troofax!)
  • have studied a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), which involves passing what is called the Priestly Eleven, eleven core law units requisite for practicing in law in Australia and Commonwealth Nations and most of the world! Of these I passed with distinction / high distinction average, and wasn't required to bring a stick of glue to class. One large portion of this degree was mediation, arbitration, and other elements that come in handy with Wikipedianism at a professional post-graduate level.
  • have studied a Masters of Sociology (MS) commonly known in the United States as anthropology mixed with social sciences which was a bit too hippy for me, but there were some very impressive courses therein. This was by theses, and thus was marked by a pass fail agenda, of which I passed.
  • have studied a Juris Doctorate (JD) which is different outside of the United States as it is not 'the first professional law degree' one can undertake, but the third and highest academic qualification one can achieve within the Commonwealth of Nations and the world.
  • have lectured on multiple courses to do with at least in part the above.
  • have no religious beliefs, but do not consider myself an atheist, and am a vocal opponent to irrationality, thus including all religions, and see them as a threat to human development and am under no misgivings that they have been the cause of more misery, death, and human suffering than anything in the history of our species.
  • am actively involved with various charity organisations, am a Freemason (like many other bloggers I've met in Australia, because that's where we hang out and chat, yes, the illuminati on your IRC is more likely than you think! :O)
  • have not spoken to aliens, do not run the country/planet/universe, and am not BFF with Xenu.
  • am a grumpy old man, write angry letters to the editor (in green pen), and complain about anything because it makes me feel better.
  • am slightly mad.


This user tweets on Twitter as bashpr0mpt.
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Templates I've Made[edit]

{{subst:3OR | {{subst:3Odec}} <your response> }} applies a declaration preamble to third opinion request replies, stating your uninvolvement, that you have no special powers, and are a fresh set of eyes, whilst encouraging feedback and providing a directive to act on should your third opinion not suffice or be thorough enough.

It displays as below:

Searchtool-80%.png Response to third opinion request:
I have taken a third opinion request for this page and have reviewed the issues thoroughly. The third opinion process is informal and I have no special powers or authority apart from being a fresh pair of uninvolved eyes. I have made no previous edits on this page that I am aware of and have no known association with the editors involved in this discussion. If you feel that my answer is not appropriate, or not thorough enough I may be contacted to add to it, or an additional third opinion may be sought by replacing the {{3O}} template. I hope this reply is of assistance and I am expressly open to feedback, barnstars, kittens, or trout slaps on my talk page!

Your response to the third opinion request goes here.—BaSH PR0MPT (talk) 00:40, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Other Clutter[edit]

I award this Barnstar to BaSH PR0MPT for recognition in the field of Tyling Wikipedia Freemasonry. Talk Masonic Skull n Femurs little.PNG Skull 'n' Femurs 17:11, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I award this to BaSH PR0MPT for brilliant diplomatic skills in conflict resolution. Skull 'n' Femurs 11:12, 29 November 2005 (UTC)