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— Wikipedian  —
Born 4 June
Name in real life Stuart Stalley
Nationality British
Country  United Kingdom
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (Oct–Apr)
British Summer Time (Apr–Oct)
Race White
Height 1.784 metres (5 ft 10.2 in)
Weight fluctuates, but always between 9 stone 9.5 pounds (61.5 kg; 135.5 lb) and 10 stone 0 pounds (64 kg; 140 lb)
Hair Brown
Eyes Blue
Sexuality Heterosexual
Education and employment
Occupation Working in finance
High school Wilson's School
University University of Surrey
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Religion Atheist, antitheist if provoked
Politics Green
Aliases Gyarados Magnus, GyaroMaguus
Contact info
YouTube GyaroMaguus
Flickr gyaromaguus
Account statistics
Joined 1 June 2012
First edit 1 June 2012
Permissions Autoconfirmed
Signature GyaroMaguus
en This user is a native speaker of English.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
BS-4 This user is able to contribute with a near-native level of Bullshit.
LE-0 This individual still maintains a shred of dignity in this insane world by adhering to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalisation.
mth-N This user can solve ADVANCED math problems in his head.
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WikiProject Motorsport.
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My Sports Userboxes
(Not good at anything, sorry)
QPR This user supports Queens Park Rangers F.C.
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UT This user has mastered every football position and is considered to be a Utility. Soccerball1.png
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'12LDN This user attended the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, UK.
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According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Left (−5.5) and
Social Libertarian (−3.85)
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This user is straight but not narrow.
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fan-3 This user loves Selena Gomez.
band-3 This user likes Franz Ferdinand.
fan-2 This user likes Demi Lovato.
cRap This user can't stand rap music.
This user's favourite element is francium.
DFTBA This user is a Nerdfighter.

BAZINGA! This user loves to say
New South Wales is a land of mystery... probably. This user knows nothing about New South Wales.
.sdrawkcab si resu sihT
Can you? 55 out of 100 polpee can raed tihs.
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The End Book.png This user has been to the end of Wikipedia. Have you?

I mean, if you want a lesson on futility give the F1 WikiProject a visit, hopefully your face can survive the facepalm and headdesks

GyaroMaguus (Pronounciation: /əˈr mɑːɡs/ (jia-RO-mah-guus) or /ˈɡɑːr mɑːɡs/ (GAH-oh-mah-guus); alternatively written Gyaro–Maguus; on Wikia as Gyarados Magnus; real name Stuart Stalley (/ˈstæl/; STA-lee); birthday is 4 June) is an English Wikian, Wikipedian, wannabe Comedian, Formula One know-it-all, amateur statistician, Tweeter, QPR fan and an all-round crazy person who appears to have a knack of resolving disputes.

Anyway, I had been a reader of Wikipedia for a long time, and on 1 June 2012, I decided to make an account.

I am an experienced user of Wikia, being behind the salvation of The Formula 1 Wiki, of which I am the Jimbo of.

I initially edited on the Pokémon Wiki, before making my own, then taking over the F1 Wiki.

My real name does not have anything to do with my username. It comes from "Gyarados Magnus", my Wikia username. This is derived from a Magikarp I had in Pokémon Sapphire, called "Magnus" (I was giving my Pokémon real names). This evolved into a Gyarados. This happened again in Pearl, despite a different naming strategy. I called myself "GyaroMaguus" on Wikipedia because I did not want to mislead people with the "Magnus" part of my username. In fact, the letters "G" and "M" are not in my real name at all.

I have a vast knowledge of Formula One, with a good amount of knowledge on Association Football and many other assorted subjects. Despite this, I rarely edit away from F1.

My signature has a link to this page in the word "Gyaro", and to my talk page in the word "Maguus". It has an en dash in the middle, and clicking on that en dash links to my contributions.

I have potential admin qualities (as shown on the F1 Wiki), but not too sure that I would be comfortable being an admin here. I will never nominate myself.

My edits on Wikipedia typically are maintainance edits and fixes. If no-one has talked to me recently, then I achieving my goals on Wikipedia.

This is more or less all I do: correcting hyphens into en dashes (- to –) and double hyphens (--) into em dashes (—); I change text to do with links which have brackets in them and showing; correct use of italics (including titles); references with incorrectly-written parameters; and discussions regarding F1 articles.

I have a habit of forgetting to mark edits which would class as minor as minor edits. Apologies.

I was taught Latin by Ricagambeda (J. Shaw) as a Year 7 in Wilson's School. I am a cousin of Rupert Quiney, a professional ice hockey player and a former U19 GB international. I have met David Nutt, was once on stage with Joe Pasquale, and have had a Tumblr ask about signing boobs and another regarding a Chrome extension (here is said extension) replied to by Wil Wheaton.

My surname just so happens be the stage name of Stalley, an American rapper. I am not a fan.

Editing Stuff[edit]

IP addresses I had used[edit]

Note: not a complete list of the IP addresses that I used before I got an account.

Article(s) I have improved[edit]

Editing milestones[edit]

Wikichecker edit count / New WikiChecker / X!'s gadget


  • The numbers are the numbers in the "Preferences" section. Other totals may or may not agree with these figures.
  • The 300th and 750th edits were coincidental. The 400th, 500th and 600th edits were semi-fixed, as in I wanted to edit that article for the milestone and then found a genuine area to improve. The 1,750th edit was reverting a section blanking on my old school. An apparently I hit the wrong F1 for my 2,500th edit.

Signitures used on Wikipedia[edit]

  • July 2012 – August 2012: —Gyaro-Maguus
  • August 2012 – February 2013: GyaroMaguus
  • February 2013 – March 2014: GyaroMaguus
  • March 2014 – present: GyaroMaguus

Note: Link to contributions added to en dash around the start of November 2012.

Books I possess[edit]

Formula One[edit]

Please note this list is intentionally left incomplete. I have around 100 car books and nearly all of these are F1-related. I have not and will not list them all (yet).

Also note that while I am at University (30 weeks a year), I cannot access these books

  • Official F1 Yearbooks: 1989–1990 (FIA ones I think), 1997–2007
  • F1 Yearbooks (Autosport): 2007–2013
  • F1 Photo Yearbooks: 1985, 2000
  • In-depth Yearbooks from 2001, 2002 and 2003 (though the 2003 one is full of adverts and few words)
  • Grand Prix Data Book (2005 edition)
  • ITV/BBC Sport Guides: 1999–2015
  • A 1999 review
  • A 1996 preview
  • History of Ferrari and Inside Ferrari
  • A few books on Michael Schumacher
  • 1997 Encyclopedia
  • 2001 and 2002 editions of the same encyclopedia
  • A humourous 1997 season review
  • Alan Henry's top 100 drivers
  • Grand Prix Heroes
  • Andrew van de Burgt's book on Lewis Hamilton
  • An Ayrton Senna biography
  • A Jacques Villeneuve biography
  • Damon Hill's 1996 season
  • Jenson Button's 2009 season
  • A Nigel Mansell biography (up to the point he clinched the championship)
  • Grand Prix circuits
  • A few more encyclopedias (including one from The Daily Telegraph)
  • F1 Top Tens


  • F1 Racing magazine: 10 2004 issues, two from 2006, every issue since Monaco 2009 bar two
  • Indycar Yearbooks: 2004
  • A history of motor racing
  • A history of Donington Park
  • A tiny Motorcycling book on 2004's British Motorcycling events
  • Mad cars (not motor racing)

Random Stuff[edit]

A good discussion vs. one in the F1 WikiProject[edit]

Stage Good discussion F1 WikiProject discussion
1 Potentially contentious point is raised. Point which is basically all but completely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things gets raised.
2 Counter-point is raised. Complete and utter opposite view is argued as undeniable fact.
3 Discussion between points takes place, with pros and cons understood by both sides. Argument between points takes place, with no-one letting the other side gain any ground.
4 Realisation that agreement will not be reached unless a new idea is suggested. Bold text gets brought out to secure own view.
5 A compromise or two gets suggested. Links to policy start being written.
6 One of the compromises suggested gets adjusted to suit all parties. Discussion actually goes off-topic as personal attacks fly across.
7 Compromise gets implemented and everyone is satisfied. Someone from outside the discussion sorts out the issue (with logic) just as everyone was losing the will to live.

I've added anchors to the stages of the discussion in case anyone wishes to cite on an F1 WikiProject where we are...

Articles under most projects[edit]


This sentence is full of too many blue links and although readable, it really is annoying if a whole article was written like this and you were either editing or hovering your mouse over the text.

My best edit(s)[edit]

Other good quotes[edit]

Random amusing vandalism/mistakes I've seen[edit]

Service badges[edit]

Registered Editor
The Signator lv 2, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 8 days and completion of 50 edits
The Signator lv 3, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 15 days and completion of 100 edits
The Signator lv 4, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 18 days and completion of 150 edits
Novice Editor
The Novice lv 2, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 1 month 15 days and completion of 400 edits
The Novice lv 3, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 2 months and completion of 600 edits
The Novice lv 4, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 2 months 15 days and completion of 800 edits
Apprentice Editor
The Apprentice lv 2, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 3 months 23 days and completion of 1,250 edits
The Apprentice lv 3, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 4 months 15 days and completion of 1,500 edits
The Apprentice lv 4, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 5 months 8 days and completion of 1,750 edits
Journeyman Editor
The Journeyman lv 2, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 7 months 15 days and completion of 2,500 edits
The Journeyman lv 3, Awarded for being a Registered Editor for 8 months and completion of 3,000 edits