User:Damian Yerrick

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Rectus dominus, sanguis bibimus, corpus edimus, tolle corpus Christi.

Damian Yerrick (b. October 1, 1980) is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated with a 4-year degree in computer science at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He contributes to Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia.

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Not everyone is a fan[edit]

One fellow's comprehensiveness is another fellow's fancruft. No matter how much you like The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, someone else thinks it's worthless. (See also Flopsymopsycottontailpeterfication on Wiktionary.) This goes for other works of fiction as well.


I try to use the preview button when I can, but the following limitations may force me to make repeated edits:

  1. The file upload page does not have a preview for the summary nor for the automatic SVG to PNG translation.
  2. On a template page that transcludes itself in a usage example, the preview transcludes the last saved version, not the version being edited.
  3. Bug 5984: Footnotes are not previewed when editing a section if the {{reflist}} is in another section.
  4. Sometimes I want to substitute a template or add a signature. These are not reflected in the editing area until after I have saved the page. If the substitution produces an unwanted result, I need to go in and correct the markup in another edit.

Video games[edit]

I do not have a MlayStation (MSX). I do not have a BlayStation (BS-X). I have a PlayStation (PSX). I also have all five Nintendo systems, including Wii, plus a GBA and a DS. After the Bob's Game incident, though, I don't plan to buy a 3DS or a Wii U.

I do not have an Xbox (X☐) nor an Xbox 360 (X☐O), but I have played halo two on my PlayStation (ΔOX☐) and halo five on my Dreamcast. (On Wikipedia, all Halo number articles were originally redirects to articles about Nine Inch Nails releases. As of 2008, Halo 1 through Halo 3 are titles of or redirects to articles about Microsoft/Bungie's Halo franchise, while Halo 4 through Halo 25 point to NIИ. Halo 4 was retargeted around August 2008.)


The E2 era[edit]

I started on Everything2. I found Wikipedia on September 24, 2001, and for a few months bounced ideas back and forth between the two projects, until encyclopedia-style "factual noding" became out of style on E2 as other factual noders migrated to Wikipedia. Feel free to integrate information from my E2 writeups, but it's probably already been done.

Early contributions to Wikipedia[edit]

A long time ago, Wikipedia had few articles and many red links. I started by importing a lot of my factual writeups from E2. One of my early faux pas led to what is now Category:Wikipedians by location.

And then I was hooked. By December 2006, I had made over 4,000 edits in the main namespace of Wikipedia. Count them yourself.


The potato is a symbol of Uncyclopedia.

I occasionally contribute to Uncyclopedia under the name Tepples. It took me a while to adjust to Uncyc's less bold attitude to edits.


Two barnstars so far.

No mop[edit]

I have user account 1 on English Wikipedia. No, I'm not the founder, a steward, a bureaucrat, or even an administrator. I seem to remember being asked a few times on my user talk page if I would accept a nomination for adminship, but so far I've always had to turn it down because I haven't been able to come up with solid answers to the questions asked of other candidates at WP:RFA. In fact, I've never even participated in someone else's RFA, nor am I responsible for any articles' having become featured articles.


I acknowledge practical problems with the GNU Free Documentation License and thus agree to multi-license all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:

Multi-licensed with all versions of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License
I agree to multi-license my text contributions, unless otherwise stated, under Wikipedia's copyright terms and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license version 1.0, version 2.0, version 2.5, version 3.0, version 4.0 and all future versions of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under the Creative Commons terms, please check the CC dual-license and Multi-licensing guides.