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, 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.
- 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
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