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This user has been on Wikipedia for 10 years, 5 months and 29 days.
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Despite all attempts at privatization, it turns out that there are some things that don't want to be owned.
Music, water, seeds, electricity, ideas--they keep bursting out of the confines erected around them.
They have a natural resistance to enclosure, a tendency to escape, to cross-pollinate,
to flow through , fences flee out open and . windows
Naomi Klein, Fences and Windows
Some thoughts [ edit ]
"Wikipedia guidelines are like scripture: somewhere in the labyrinthine network of rules, you can find support for any position."
S Marshall 
Inclusionism and Deletionism: "A plague o' both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me." Mercutio "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance "
The best is the enemy of the good." Voltaire, La Bégueule (1772). "We are blessed to be living in an age when we have a global communications network in which idiots, assholes, and total and complete wastes of fucking human life alike can come together to give instant feedback in an unfettered and unmonitored online environment."
. The Onion
Adler's Laws of Wikipedia "I say we take off and
nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." Ripley. "
Our social policies are not a suicide pact." Jimmy Wales, March 2005. "I find your lack of
[good] faith disturbing.".  The Wordsmith. "'Notability purges' are being executed throughout Wikipedia by empire-building, wannabe tin-pot dictators masquerading as humble editors."
 "[There are] significant differences between Wikipedia members and non-Wikipedia members in agreeableness, openness, and conscientiousness, which were lower for the Wikipedia members."
 "A small fraction of editors —
Wikipedians— do most of the work and produce most of the value."  "I don't think banishing users when their block log reaches a magic number teaches anybody anything except that it pays to keep cycling identities if you ever do get a block."
MickMacNee  "[T]he consensus of the [Wikipedia] community is that WP should be a storage place for all published information in case there is a nuclear war, gigantic solar flare, or alien invasion and all the rest of the Internet and all libraries are destroyed leaving WP alone to preserve human civilisation."
Steve Dufour  "Many Wikipedia contributors are out of their element. The foundation of the project is academic publishing, but very few people who are actively involved (or addicted, if you will) have the qualifications to be part of such an environment."
A Horse With No Name, Wikipedia Review. "Let's make a wiki. No, this is not an indecent proposal. It's an idea to add a little feature to Nupedia. Jimmy Wales thinks that many people might find the idea objectionable, but I think not. "Wiki," pronounced \wee'-kee\, derives from a Polynesian word, "wikiwiki," but what it means is a VERY open, VERY publicly-editable series of web pages."
firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, 10 Jan 2001 12:50:32 "Wikipedia is up! Humor me. Go there and add a little article. It will take all of five or ten minutes. --Larry"
email@example.com Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:16:25 "None of this is to say that the Nupedia wiki will
replace the main encyclopedia; of course it won't. But will be an interesting ancillary endeavor!" -- LarrySanger, 17 Jan 2001 "As Wikipedia has grown, it has become increasingly clear that it functions as a necessary layer in the Internet knowledge system, a layer that was not needed in the analog age."
Casper Grathwohol, OUP, Jan 2011 "Others ... thought the first thing to do was eliminate all worthless books. They would ... leaf disgustedly through a volume, and condemn entire walls of books. It is to their hygenic, asetic rage that we lay the senseless loss of millions of volumes." Borges on the "Purifiers" in
, 1941. The Library of Babel
My editing [ edit ]
Here's a summary of my Wikipedia editing, and here's my top 10 edited articles. I passed 40,000 edits in June 2015, 20,000 article edits in February 2015, and 30,000 edits and 15,000 article edits sometime in August 2010. My RfA passed on 23 November 2009 and thankfully was not too much like this RfA.
I've uploaded 300+ images to Wikimedia Commons and added even more to Wikipedia, mainly courtesy of Flickr, Geograph and FIST.
I have a declared alternate account, User:Fences&Windows Alternateaccount. This is used for an alternate watchlist and may be used for editing from public computers to avoid compromising this main account.
Significant edits [ edit ]
Bold: I wrote all or the bulk of the article
: Was at AfD or had been deleted
Politics [ edit ]
2009 G-20 London summit protests · · Ali Miraj Ali Qanso · Altaf Hussain · Andrew Landeryou · Animals Count · · A.S.P Liyanage The Blah! Party · Bosnia and Herzegovina – Romania relations · Boston Bypass Independents · Template:British political parties · British war crimes · Campaign for a New Workers' Party · Carlos Flores Dueñas · · Charles A. Hurley Church of the Militant Elvis Party · The Common Good (political party) · Community Action Party · Community Group · The Community Group (London Borough of Hounslow) · Dave Cooke · Death of Ian Tomlinson · Democratic Labour Party (UK) · Democratic Left (UK) · Democratic Party (UK, 1998) · Dominic Cummings · Dominic Delaney · Dyab Abou Jahjah · Edward A. McCabe · Equal Parenting Alliance · For Darwen · Free Scotland Party · · George Leeman · George Tremlett Hands Off the People of Iran · Independent Working Class Association · Kosovo je Srbija · · Leila Deen Len McCluskey · Lincolnshire Independents · List of political parties in the United Kingdom · List of protests in the United Kingdom · Llais Gwynedd · Lung Ying-tai · Make Politicians History · Malaysia–Venezuela relations · Michael Foster (agent) · Mike Granatt · Morecambe Bay Independents · · Nancy Agag National Health Action Party · The New Party (United Kingdom) · New Politics Network · Nina Temple · Norman Scarth · Northern Party · Pensioners Party (England) · Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom · · Pro-Euro Conservative Party Publican Party · Robin Tilbrook · Sang Nguyen · Senior Citizens Party · Sheila Hollins · Teresa Sayward .
Arts and media [ edit ]
9/11 humor · · Alisar Ailabouni Alisha Klass · · Amber D And Thereby Hangs a Tale · Andy Muirhead · Andy Riley · Ann Dusenberry · · The Arcadian Kicks · Asef Ala Al Izaag · Asma lmnawar · Caitlin Rose Charlotte Green · Charlotte Spencer (actress) · Corinne Luchaire · Cyrine Abdelnour · David Yelland (journalist) · · The Dolly Rockers Dominic Frisby · Donogh Rees · Down in the Willow Garden DYK) · Elgaland-Vargaland · · Ellie Levenson Frederik Lauesen · Jack of Diamonds (song) · Jacky Rowland · · James Lansdale Hodson · Jarunee Suksawat Je t'aime... moi non plus · Jenny Slate · · Jeremy Theobald Joana and the Wolf · Jodi Martin · · John Mulholland (journalist) · Joseph Greco · Josh Caterer · Julie Estelle Katharine Ross · Katie Aselton · · Kevin Colson · Kids Love Lies Leïla Karam · Liu Xiaoqing · · Marcel McCalla Meena Durairaj · · Mija (DJ) · Mumzy Stranger · NewsTilt · Nick Ede Nil Lara · Nudity in music videos · · Patrick Ensor Pooky Quesnel · · Ramdane Touhami Randall Winston · The Ropes · · The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer · She Keeps Bees The Siege of Trencher's Farm · · Simon Merrells · Sixteen Reasons · Slow cinema · Small Wonder (essays) Sophie Madeleine · · Sophie Merry · Stephen Benatar The Story of Marie and Julien · · Susie Boniface · Syang Tim Dowling · · Tootsie Guevara Unsimulated sex in film · · Valarie Pettiford · Villa des Roses · Vlatko Ilievski · Warm-up comedian Whitney Cummings · · Zafar Nozim Zizi Adel.
Academia [ edit ]
-omics · · Annals of Science Black Student Movement · · Bharat Aggarwal · Charles Vacanti · Cloyd H. Marvin Co-training · Dry needling · · Emad Alnemri · Ethan Siegel · Evolution of nervous systems Evolutionary neuroscience · · Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 · Gonçalo Abecasis Human evolution · · Iomazenil · Jesse Bullowa · Joan Ruderman · Journal of Internal Medicine · Kohlschütter-Tönz syndrome · Lloyd Hartman Elliott Mask of la Roche-Cotard · · Melanie Lee Open access publishing · Open peer review · Peer review · Robert Atkins (nutritionist) · Robert Tuttle Morris · · Rudolf Amann · S. Blair Hedges Sapienic acid · Sara Dolnicar · Sense About Science · · Sex after pregnancy Sodium phenylbutyrate · Stigler's law of eponymy · Surgical scissors · · Thomas H. Carroll · Thomas McKeown (physician) · Tom Rapoport VDM Publishing · Viral culture · · Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics · William Leap · William Mather Lewis . Wound licking
Chris Paciello · Disappearance of Maura Murray · · Gerald Friend Internet homicide · · John Cannan · John Childs (murderer) · John Worboys Jury tampering · Lawyers in Singapore · M25 cat killer · Mickey Featherstone · · Murder of Jeffrey Howe · Peter Righton Richard Belmar · Tyler poison gas plot · · William Jacques . Yoshinori Watanabe
· Cape Verde–Guinea Bissau relations Church End, Brent · Cricklewood · Doueir · Hickory Ground · Jharia · Liahavichy Castle · · Marimallappa High School · Oldmeldrum · The Old Zoo · Railway town · Tourism in the Palestinian territories . Wanlip
Sports and games [ edit ]
Benik Afobe · · Brian Anderson (skateboarder) · Deidre Anderson Draughts · The Game (mind game) · · Horacio Esteves · John Evans (GAA manager) José González (wrestler) · · Links 386 Pro Marathon#Wheel chair division · Marco Polo (game) · · Oliver Ford Séamus Murphy · · Shane Flanagan Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse · Spud (game) · Tag (game) · Thumb war · · Timmy O'Neill · Travis Lee (wrestler) Wally Kirika · · Willie Williams (athlete) . Word chain
Business [ edit ]
American Research Group · · David Abell (businessman) · Dermott Rowan Eating your own dog food · · First-e Group Gem Spa · · Hodge Jones & Allen Hugh "Skip" McGee III · · Light Reading · Loida Nicolas-Lewis · Lori Fena Minipreço · Online vetting · · Pierre Lamond R. Donahue Peebles · RealtyTrac · · Robert L. Fornaro · Sarma Melngailis Starbucks · · Stephen Hinchliffe Theranos · · Vestergaard Frandsen · W H Grindley . Yong Wook Jun
Other people [ edit ]
Alev Croutier · · Alistair MacDonald Andrew Haldane · Ann Jordan · Ann Jungman · · Antonina Liedtke Bow Sim Mark · · Christopher Haase Cynthia Heimel · Cyrus K. Bettis · Diane Kunz · Edward T. Barry · · Eunice Newton Foote Greg Landau · Hervé Biausser · James A. Brander · James D. Robinson III · · Jack Beatson Janjua Rajput · · Jeremy Cooke Jon Entine · Lesley Gill · Lou D'Angeli · Lloyd Pye · · Marianne Maderna Mike Guzovsky · Patrick Reynolds (actor) · · Peggy Noland Richard Bausch · · Sayed Hassan Amin Tom Anderson · Wlodzimierz Ksiazek.
Categories [ edit ]
· Category:Animal migration · Category:Astrobiologists · Category:Australian Labor Party · Category:Cystic fibrosis · Category:Fictional diaries · Category:Herding · Category:Leaves · Category:Medicine and health in fiction · Category:Peer learning · Category:Peer-to-peer Category:Political parties in the United Kingdom · · Category:Raw foodism · Category:Space in fiction · Category:Water guns . Category:Water toys
Miscellany [ edit ]
· 1973 Paris Air Show crash · Abdomenizer · Anthrax hoaxes Egg and chips DYK · Cello scrotum · · Daesun Jinrihoe Dearne Advanced Learning Centre · · Google Fast Flip Google Sidewiki · Ham sandwich · · Hamlin's Wizard Oil Herman cake · Honda CR250M · · Irene (ketch) Kilroy was here · Like (Facebook) · Miscarriage · Moll Dyer · Nutcracker · Oi (interjection) · Sex toy party · Star people (New Age belief) · Storify · · Taejonggyo Tongue rolling · · Torture garden (fetish club) Tough love · Triplophysa longipectoralis · · Underwater basket weaving War Before Civilization · Weixinism DYK).
Wikipedia space [ edit ]
Wikipedia:Articles for Deletion is not a war zone, Wikipedia:Signatures of living persons, , Wikipedia:Our social policies are not a suicide pact , and Wikipedia:Potentially unreliable sources ; a guideline, Wikipedia:Reactions to... articles Wikipedia: Notability (events); and an information page, . Added several entries to Wikipedia:Main Page history Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia.
Kim Sang Kyung, The Resurrection (play), FilmOn, Technocrane, WarBirds, Leonard Padilla, Everything's Cool (film), HealthBoards, Chrapliwy v. Uniroyal, Valley Mill Camp, Guillaume de Fondaumière, Net reproduction rate, Pig scramble, Syncplicity, Al Parish, Amr Mostafa, Oliver Huntemann, Violence in Pakistan 2006-09, Brain Warp, A. M. Schreyer, The Dharma, We Fell to Earth, Chris Smith (writer), National Forest Foundation, The Opera House (nightclub), The Bandwagon Club, EduLinux, Le French May, Villanos, Ouanani vote etnik, Tallan Latz, ExcelAire, The Gregg Reference Manual, Faccenda Group, Walt Stack, Ocean of Pearls, HITEC City, Roy Maloy, Scott Flansburg, Tigers That Talked, Jackie Hamilton, Sandra Seacat, Jerusalem AIDS Project, Wet Confetti, Start Desenhos Animados, Naïve New Beaters, Holt International Children's Services, Chem-Dry, Alix Bauer, Pro-Euro Conservative Party, Metababy, Green End Primary School, Fasouri Watermania, Alev Croutier, No Hair Day, Benrus, CCJ Juarez, Association of Hispanic Arts, Rack 'Em, Murder of Yngve Raustein, Life Technologies, GENIE (junyi), Arthrob, Roja Kootam, Pet First Aid, Salvatore Scibona, Young Adolf, Gum Wall, Skate video, Land Walker, R. Zulueta da Costa, A Book from the Sky, Copley Plaza, Beverly Aadland, Thujaplicin, Bryan Perro, Amos Daragon, Solution stack, Lathe of Heaven (film), PacketVideo, Yellow Rage, Libre (Sébastien Izambard album), Outlaw Heaven, J Vineyards, Hampton Jazz Festival, Talk of Angels, Nuke and pave, MediaStorm, Mo Afzal, List of very light jet operators, Doe Network, Dennis Herrera, Camp Bestival, White Stuff Clothing, Vision Street Wear, Foreclosure consultant, Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, Eastborn, Victor Gischler, One-dollar salary, Los Dynamite, Tatango, List of landlocked US states, Findo Gask (band), Independent Ballet Wales, Yunioshi, Physical abuse, Development Dimensions International, Paul Silk, Team William, Lobster (magazine), Vent-Axia, Lil' O, Margaret Harrison, C.C. Chapman, Against Therapy, God Save the Queen (band), AtomshipDown, Bones Brigade, Tin Huey, Norae Undong, Malaysia–Venezuela relations, Latin Alternative, La Tropa F, Varsity Fanclub, On The Issues Magazine, Musto (company), Toe Jam Puppet Band, José Mollá, Home Run Inn, Tijuana Makes Me Happy, All Together Now (book), The Puttermans, Allsaints (clothing), Asef Ala Al Izaag, Marie Carmen, Fan-funded music, Gravy train, Massimo Carello, Ghetto latte, Jan Fennell, Wendy Spero, Recreational walks in Norfolk, Alliance Youth, Sweet Potato Queens, Isa100.11a, Clipper Victor, Omega Point (Tipler), Abdomenizer, List of music featured on Doctor Who, First-e Group, Battant (Besançon), A1101 road, 5 A Day Adventures, Jagunço, Chris Paciello, Observational comedy, Erol Gelenbe, Terra Deva, Nicholas Hotton III, Tab Mix Plus, Cord (band), Real-time web, Peter von Frantzius, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Cancer screening, 1971 Kuala Lumpur floods, The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality, T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, Ping.fm, Sarcasm mark, Erasmus (Dune), Camp Galileo, John Saunders (chess player), Bay City (Metro Manila), Zengid dynasty, List of people involved with Babylon 5, Outline of San Marino, Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Matt Bishop, AccuRadio, High and Mighty (clothing), Amante de lo Ajeno, Jodi Martin, Plain Jane Automobile, LUGNET, Malay Wikipedia, Annalee Newitz, Greenwood Technologies, José Carioca, The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud, Powabyke, Jon Cooper, Josh Caterer
The Original Barnstar
For your brave invoking of
WP:IAR to save many foreign language Wikipedia articles proposed for deletion,
I hereby award you this barnstar. ThaddeusB ( talk) 05:22, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
The Socratic Barnstar
I am extremely impressed by your arguments at
this AfD. Kudos. Bearian ( talk) 21:58, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
You can't please them all
"[Editor redacted] and Fences & Windows were worst of all, like pack of wolves". Some unsolicited feedback...
The Biography Barnstar
For taking the time to rescue
this article. If I had only had the time to do it myself! Thanks. Rodhull 22:47, 1 September 2009 (UTC) andemu
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Fences and windows, for his hard work in setting the story straight, and his relentless pursuit of truth. You are truly a benefit to the project
Ikip ( talk) 18:55, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Recovery
Thank you for saving the articles. I find it more fulfilling to add sources now, and that has been able to happen thanks to you! Thanks!
01:44, 16 September 2009 (UTC) warrior 4321
The Article Rescue Barnstar
For your great work on expanding
Social netvetting and thus for demonstrating the importance of WP:BEFORE. Regards 14:02, 8 May 2010 (UTC) So Why
The Cleanup Barnstar
Epic job on
dry needling. Simply epic work on an article that really needed it. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules: / simple 15:36, 23 June 2010 (UTC) complex
The Citation Barnstar
your work finding sources on gem spa was amazing
MrsSunDoesntShine ( talk) 07:57, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For your work to substantially improve the 9/11 Humor article.
JoelWhy ( talk) 11:44, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thanks for all that you do.
Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ ( talk) 14:56, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
An editor who believes something is wrong with this page won't make any effort to fix it, but they've done some drive-by tagging.
Please allow this tag to languish indefinitely at the top of the page.
Smoke is an invisible dragon, [dubious - discuss] who will only communicate with Tracey Simmons, aged 3, and often acts to cause Simmons to get into trouble with her parents.  Adults generally [who?] refuse to believe that Smoke exists, citing the non-existence of invisible dragons, although Tracey's friends at  nursery say they have heard Smoke. Scientists as yet are unable to explain the phenomenon.
See also [ edit ]
User:Fences and windows · talk
New pages from a month ago
Untagged deadend pages
Water on Mars. Help editing using this collection and the Czech WP translation Rewrite
Homelessness in popular culture. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Homelessness in popular culture Add images to
Category:People_by_nationality (3 subcategories deep). Done Armenia (done Argentine up to J, skipped American people, Some of Australia (Al), skipped rest). Also Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of people and Category:Geography of the United Kingdom (using Geograph)
Hard and soft drugs - in need of improvement/merge debate. Source definitions and uses of terms.
Wound licking - edit to get to Good article status. Put salivary components in a table: User:Fences_and_windows/Wound_licking_table Clean-up and expand article on
Medical journals, Serials crisis, etc. Expand
Abortion and Ethics of abortion. Source more articles, and include.
Human genetic engineering - needs heavy cleanup Improve
Chav - add more on etymology/folk etymologies Improve
Hiccup Work on
Wikipedia:Article incubator/Protest in the United Kingdom. Create Policing of protests? Work on update to Police stop, search, detention and arrest powers in the United Kingdom Rewrite
Scientific imperialism - sources on talk page Improve
German-Libyan relations Detail
Jullu Yadav in main 2008 Mumbai attacks article using info in AfD discussion. Improve
PureVolume using sources on AfD. Improve
Holistic moms network using sources at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Holistic moms network Improve
Human Givens using sources at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Human Givens Improve
Toyetic Find sources for
Urban legends about illegal drugs and improve. Sort out
Brent divisions. Rewrite
Donnie Keshawarz using sources at AfD. Improve
TeeKay-421 using sources at AfD. Improve
Development hell using sources at AfD. Create
Celebrity depictions on South Park using sources at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of celebrities on South Park. Keep improving
Multiregional origin of modern humans. Use sources at User:Fences and windows/Multiregional Improve
David Friedman (composer) using Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/David Friedman (composer) Improve
Cyprus–Malta relations using Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cyprus–Malta relations Expand
Religion and geography stub. Rewrite and expand
Cancer screening Improve
Electromagnetic theories of consciousness using Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Electromagnetic_theories_of_consciousness Write about fertilisation by proxy in
Sperm competition Deprod list e.g.
Motor control and related articles.
User:Fences and windows/WikiProject After
User:Fences and windows/My thoughts
Marxist Group (Germany), Pundit (expert), Fetish fashion, First class travel
User:Fences and windows/Alien language Add info about Teggie, a Nessie-like monster, to
Robin Liss? Search for "sites.google.com" as a way to find crap.
List of actors considered for the James Bond character
Jay Yadav, see AfD.
André de France, see AfD.
Covisint, see AfD.
Kelly Bell, see AfD.
Immigrant criminality, see talk.