GyaroMaguus (Pronounciation: / / (jia-RO-mah-guus) or / / (GAH-oh-mah-guus); alternatively written Gyaro–Maguus; on Wikia as Gyarados Magnus; real name Stuart Stalley (//; 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.
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 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, who plays ice hockey for the Telford Tigers and is 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 replied to by Wil Wheaton.
My surname just so happens be the stage name of Stalley, an American rapper. I am not a fan.
- 1 Editing Stuff
- 2 Random Stuff
IP addresses I had used
Note: not a complete list of the IP addresses that I used before I got an account.
Article(s) I have improved
- First edit – User:GyaroMaguus, 1 June 2012
- 50th edit – 2012 UCI World Tour, 18 July 2012
- 100th edit – Zoe Smith, 30 July 2012
- 150th edit – Total Football, 18 August 2012
- 200th edit – 2005 ICC Trophy, 29 August 2012
- 250th edit – Miloslav Mečíř, Jr., 13 September 2012
- 300th edit – User:GyaroMaguus, 6 October 2012
- 400th edit – Selena Gomez & the Scene, 13 October 2012
- 500th edit – Formula One, 25 October 2012
- 600th edit – Queens Park Rangers F.C., 11 November 2012
- 750th edit – User:GyaroMaguus, 5 December 2012
- 1,000th edit – Palmer Cord Tyres, 12 March 2013
- 1,250th edit – Flanders and Swann, 16 May 2013
- 1,500th edit – Luigi Chinetti, 17 July 2013 (edit done less than half an hour after midnight UTC on July 16)
- 1,750th edit – Wilson's School, 27 September 2013 (edit done within an hour of midnight UTC on September 26)
- 2,000th edit – Talk:2014 Formula One season, 30 January 2014
- 2,250th edit – Frederick William FitzSimons, 10 April 2014
- 2,500th edit – F1 Powerboat World Championship, 11 September 2014
- 2,750th edit – User talk:Anna Frodesiak, 15 December 2014
- 3,000th edit – John Rogan, 10 March 2015 (small hours of morning)
- 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
- July 2012 – August 2012: —Gyaro-Maguus—
- August 2012 – February 2013: —Gyaro–Maguus—
- February 2013 – March 2014: —Gyaro–Maguus—
- March 2014 – present: —Gyaro–Maguus—
Note: Link to contributions added to en dash around the start of November 2012.
Books I possess
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)
A good discussion vs. one in the F1 WikiProject
|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
- World War II (talk page) – 24 projects, 4 task forces, Version 1.0 (29)
- Barack Obama (talk page) – 18 projects, 1 work group, Spoken Wikipedia and CD Selection (21)
- Jesus (talk page) – 14 projects, 3 work groups, Version 1.0 (18)
- John McCain (talk page) – 12 projects, 2 work groups, 1 task force (15)
- Dizzy Dean (talk page) – 12 projects, 1 work group, 1 task force (14)
- Germany (talk page) – 8 projects, also on Version 1.0 and Spoken Wikipedia (10)
My best edit(s)
- A discussion of unusualness (and a great follow-up!)
- Refuting my own previous points in an argument, having switched sides
- Actually putting in a table on how to have a good discussion in a talk page (for table, see above)
Other good quotes
Random amusing vandalism/mistakes I've seen
|This is a Wikipedia user page.
This is not an encyclopedia article. If you find this page on any site other than Wikipedia, you are viewing a mirror site. Be aware that the page may be outdated and that the user to whom this page belongs may have no personal affiliation with any site other than Wikipedia itself. The original page is located at