User:Hbackman

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"Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic." – Dan Rather



Hi everyone! Don't really have much to say about myself personally, other than stuff that's already covered below. Feel free to drop a message on my talk page if there's anything you'd like to chat about! :)

I should note that I haven't really been around much for quite a while in terms of editing. I do still check my talk page on a regular basis, though.

A sort of to-do list[edit]

If someone wants to give me a hand with any of these, I'd always appreciate the help. :)

About me[edit]

♀ This user is female.
Bi flag.svg This user identifies as bisexual.
Nuvola apps amor.svg This user has a boyfriend.
Nuvola apps cookie.svg This user was born on February 9.
Nuvola apps bookcase.svg This user is a college student.
No smoking symbol.svg
This user does not smoke.
Tetsubin1571.jpg This user drinks tea.

Wikipedia[edit]

vn-29 This user page has been vandalized 29 times.
Stop hand.svg This user maintains a strict policy advising against all personal attacks.
Peace symbol.svg This user does not understand mean people. Please be nice.
vanity This user supports the removal of vanity pages with extreme prejudice.
Microphone slant.svg This user believes that only articles need reflect a NPOV, and that displaying political, religious, or other beliefs using userboxes and user categories should not be banned.
Blueribbon.png This user is opposed to online censorship.
Human.svg Wikipedia is not censored.
CVU.svg This user is a member of the
Counter-Vandalism Unit.
Znak C-12.svg This user finds edit/revert wars disruptive.
Star of life.svg This user scored 215.34959365358978 on the Wikipediholic test.

Article(s) I've created[edit]

  • Lucile Lomen, the first woman to clerk for a Supreme Court justice

Mini-rants[edit]

(Some) people are stupid[edit]

More and more, as I look at the talk pages of users with warnings, particularly those who might be able to make constructive edits if they were only willing to compromise and listen to other people, I'm struck by how full of themselves some people can be. This is a cooperative project, people, and you are not God's gift to Wikipedia. Don't come in as a newbie assuming you can run the place. Take some time, learn the ropes (policies, how people interact on the site, how to get things done), and FOR GOD'S SAKE be civil. Do you actually think it's going to help your case to throw insults around?

I have too much faith in rationality[edit]

Why, why, why can't I stop feeding the trolls? I have some strange belief that I might be able to get them to come around if I talk to them reasonably... I guess I just can't understand getting one's kicks from being vindictive, irrational, mean-spirited, and destructive.

Favorite edits[edit]

Wikipedia:Babel
en This user is a native speaker of the English language.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
... This user would like to be able to speak more languages.
Search user languages

I ::heart:: English[edit]

Grammar[edit]

Since I'm an English major, I figured that I should weigh in on the pressing grammatical issues of our time. </tongue in cheek>

A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
they
he or she
This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
infinitive This user has no opinion about split infinitives.
... in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which this user will not put.
to
too
two
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
AIM-0 This user does not understand or have any interest in AOLer.
iTS This user uses the
iTunes Store.
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.

Reading[edit]

Old book bindings.jpg This user is a bibliophile.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading fiction.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading anything.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys heavy reading, such as Shakespeare and other dead guys.
Shortstory.png This user enjoys reading short stories.
Newspaper Cover.svg This user enjoys reading the newspaper.
1984.png Big Brother is watching this user.

Interests/Hobbies[edit]

Quill and ink.svg This user enjoys writing.
Musical note nicu bucule 01.svg This user enjoys singing.
Black pan with stir-fried vegetables (broccoli, onion, red pepper).jpg This user enjoys cooking.
*_* This user loves anime.


(More) Userboxes![edit]

My Politics and Other Beliefs[edit]

lib This user is a liberal.
A coloured voting box.svg This user believes it is every citizen's duty to vote.
George W. Bush This user opposes George W. Bush but equally vandalism of his Wikipedia biography.
UserboxDeathStopV2.png This user believes that the death penalty should never be used.
PC This user is pro-choice.
Gay flag.svg This user supports equal rights for queer people.
Gay flag.svg This user supports the legalization of same sex marriage.
45px This user believes the world would be a happier, safer and saner place without religion.
Bosch Jardin des delices detail.jpg This user is probably going to Hell.

Sex[edit]

Édouard-Henri Avril (12).jpg This user enjoys sex.
Magnum.JPG This user supports and encourages the practice of safe sex.
Drawn love hearts.svg This user supports the inclusion of sex education in school systems.

Random Other Stuff That I Find Amusing[edit]

Vista-fedora.png This user knows where in the world Carmen Sandiego is.
Face-surprise.svg Just because I think everyone is trying to kill me doesn't mean they aren't. You know what I mean?


Userboxes about Userboxes! *dies*[edit]

Crystal kthememgr.svg This user recently discovered how to use userboxes.
ubx This user uses userboxes.
ubx-5 This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
Userbox love.svg This user loves userboxes.
Crystal package favourite.png This user was up all night finding userboxes and is now very drowsy.
Userbox prefer.svg This user prefers using userboxes to fill up their user page instead of actually writing something useful.
66 ubxs This user has 66 userboxes.
Rainbow Icon.png This is a standard size userbox created with Template:Userbox.
It stacks neatly with others of its ilk.

Barnstars[edit]

A Barnstar!
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar

For having infinitely better interpersonal skills than I, basically you know why this is awarded. For something I wish I could do myself. — Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg nathanrdotcom (TCW) 05:14, 26 March 2006 (UTC)