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This user is active enough that "Semi-Retired" isn't really applicable, but he's not around all the time either...

Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yield!
Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain.

-Friedrich Schiller, The Maid of Orleans

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.

-Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

Wikipedia is basically Webkinz World for grownups.

-Mrs. Floquenbeam, while watching my daughter and I both "playing" at the same time

I haven't yet been screwed by sonneteers.
So that's how I select my fav'rite peers.

-User:Proofreader77, (unpublished work)

Strength is essential, but otherwise unimportant

-Hardy Cross

The Center of the Universe (the Mountain, not the city). I live very, very far away from it now. :(
p.s. Hey Sally Jewell, please rename this mountain to Mount Tahoma, the way it's supposed to be.

Hello, and welcome

  • I respond to Floquenbeam, Floq, Flo, FB, any other nickname you can think of (as long as it's not rude), or even "hey you", as long as I know from context you're talking to me.
  • I don't go around correcting people when they guess wrong (hardly their fault), but I'm a "he".
  • I'm easy to get along with (at least in real life), so please give me any constructive criticism you want; I'm aware that I'm imperfect, and usually quite willing to admit it and apologize when I screw up.
  • I try my best to turn the other cheek, but I'm evidently not so great getting unconstructive criticism, particularly when my good faith is questioned, or if I think I'm being patronized.
  • I instinctively side with the underdog, so I tend to react poorly when I see other people (particularly newbies) bullied or patronized. I'm not convinced that's a defect, but I'm trying to make more of an effort in not going immediately into attack mode.
  • I'm an admin here. If you think I suck and shouldn't be, go here: User:Floquenbeam/Recall.
  • Sock declaration: User:Floquensock, User:Floquenstein's monster, and User:Floquenphone are me.
  • FWIW, I used to have another account before Floquenbeam, but abandoned it; so I've been here longer than it looks.
  • I was on the Arbitration Committee from 1 January 2014 until 29 July 2014, but couldn't hack it.
  • I'm currently an Oversighter, but the odds are pretty good that you'll get faster results by going here: Special:EmailUser/Oversight. But if you see I'm currently active, you can email me personally too.


This user remembers (with nostalgia) having to use punch cards to run Fortran programs in college.

My first (and only!) self-created userbox, inspired by a conversation with an incredulous 25 year old coworker today

Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 8 years and 16 days.

My wiki birthday. I am somewhat older than this in real life.

I'm an awesome Wikipedian!
This user has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian and was awarded their own day on 27 May 2010.

Happy me day!

Admin mop question.png This user is an administrator, but might like not to be one some day.

Shamelessly stolen from Pedro

According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Neutral (1.0) and
Social Libertarian (−5.0)

So no, I'm not working for Santorum's election campaign, in spite of occasional moronic claims to the contrary

US Department of Justice Scales Of Justice.svg This administrator is open to recall.

Finally got around to this: see User:Floquenbeam/Recall

BassetHound.jpg Mr Moon ?/?/02 - 8/28/14

Good boy.

Deux.svg This user has met two Wikipedians in real life

And they were both completely normal human beings!

Useful links

Workbenches: DPWLSENDTMontessoriSandboxEmergency backup sandboxMy subpages

Interwiki: Meta: Watchlisttalk • Commons: Watchlisttalk • Simple: Watchlisttalk

Tools: SUL toolCross-namespace redirectsEditor interaction] • append this to get MW pages: &uselang=qqx

This is the year

2016: Seattle Mariners win it all. You heard it here first. --Floquenbeam (talk) 01:26, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

American League West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 77 54 0.588 42–21 35–33
Houston Astros 68 62 0.523 36–29 32–33
Seattle Mariners 68 62 0.523 36–28 32–34
Oakland Athletics 57 73 0.438 19½ 30–36 27–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 56 74 0.431 20½ 29–33 27–41

2015/16: Denver Broncos win it all. You heard it here first. --Floquenbeam (talk) 23:50, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done

2016/17: Denver Broncos win it all for the second year in a row. You heard it here first. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:57, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

AFC West
Denver Broncos 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
Oakland Raiders 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
San Diego Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0