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User:GreenMeansGo

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Welcome to my user page. See below mostly for random clutter. If you would like to leave me a message, please do so on my talk page or ping me to a discussion elsewhere by copying and pasting {{ping|GreenMeansGo}} ~~~~, which will notify me of the conversation.

I am usually online daily. If I am going to be offline for more than a couple of days, I will usually leave a message here to that effect.

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About[edit]

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I'm a racially ambiguous, straight, married, father of one. My academic background is in social work, and I have a background working in human resources in the military. My interests on Wikipedia are pretty eclectic, but I'm a fairly simple fellow and tend to stay away from sports, pop culture, highly technical subjects, and anything that's too culturally distant. I've done a fair bit of work in most of the project maintenance areas, and written on a fairly substantial number of articles, and I'm happy to give any advice in the case I can be of any help. Ask away. My talk page is open to all comers, even if you just need to vent about Wikipedia. (Because who do we really have to vent to besides each other?) If I can't be of any help, I can usually find someone who can. If you're in a dispute and need some mediation, again, I can usually help or find someone who can, at least within the boundaries of the things I tend to stay away from.

If you'd like you may reach out to me via email, although that's usually best left to issues that for some reason or another might be best kept off wiki, usually related to privacy or propriety. As a general rule, if it can be done on-wiki, then it probably should be kept here. I've also been known to engage in occasionally productive and often fairly unproductive banter on IRC. If you have a question or comment related to Wikimedia Commons, consider posting instead on my Commons talk page to keep everything nice and neat.

My username is vaguely positive but essentially meaningless, and chosen because it's intended to be vaguely positive but essentially meaningless. I edited substantially under one previous account, abandoned for no particular reason in favor of anonymous editing until I found myself on a blocked range and registered this account.

If you've stuck around for all this, then you're probably a net positive, so thanks for your contributions, and I hope to see you out on an article one day.

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Adventures in other things[edit]

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Referencing 1[edit]

In order to establish notability for the purposes of Wikipedia, articles need to include references that demonstrate sustained non-trivial coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject. For guidance on referencing for Wikipedia, see Help:Referencing for beginners. If you need additional help, feel free to ask here or at my talk page.

Referencing 2[edit]
There are multiple ways to include references in an article, but probably the easiest and most common is to use: <ref>REFERENCE HERE</ref>. So for example when you type this:
Johnny told the devil "you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been."<ref>The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. ''Epic Records''.</ref>
What you get is this:

Johnny told the devil "you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been."[1]

References

  1. ^ The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. Epic Records.
Also, you may want to look over guidance at Help:Referencing for beginners.
Ref name[edit]
Johnny told the devil "you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been."<ref>The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. ''Epic Records''.</ref> They engaged in a fiddle playing contest which Johnny Won.<ref>The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. ''Epic Records''.</ref> The story was later told in a popular song by Charlie Daniels.<ref>The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. ''Epic Records''.</ref> 

Which gives you this:

Johnny told the devil "you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been."[1] They engaged in a fiddle playing contest which Johnny Won.[2] The story was later told in a popular song by Charlie Daniels.[3]

References

  1. ^ The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. Epic Records.
  2. ^ The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. Epic Records.
  3. ^ The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. Epic Records.

But instead of repeating the reference, you name it like this, and just repeat the name with a "/":

Johnny told the devil "you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been."<ref name="Daniels">The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. ''Epic Records''.</ref> They engaged in a fiddle playing contest which Johnny Won.<ref name="Daniels"/> The story was later told in a popular song by Charlie Daniels.<ref name="Daniels"/>

Which gives you this:

Johnny told the devil "you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been."[1] They engaged in a fiddle playing contest which Johnny Won.[1] The story was later told in a popular song by Charlie Daniels.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c The Devil went down to Georgia. (1979) Charlie Daniels. Epic Records.

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  • Beware arguments that are both deeply intuitive and emotionally satisfying. They're most often profoundly wrong, because the universe is neither deeply intuitive nor emotionally satisfying. But if you've found an argument that makes you uncomfortable when applied consistently, then you've likely found a good one, because the universe is, if anything, consistently uncomfortable. GMGtalk 14:37, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
  • That time I was referenced by Talking Points Memo for reverting the Deputy Assistant to the President.
  • That time I was quoted my Gizmodo for arguing with a Guardian reporter over the shape of Donald Trump's penis.

Other accounts[edit]

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  • User:GreenMGo - Old account, no longer in use
  • User:GreenMeansGo-test - New account, used sparingly if at all for non-nefarious purposes
  • Note: User:Mr. Fuzzybottom is definitely not an alternate account. He is a very serious dude, doing very serious things, and I wouldn't mess with him if I were you.