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Los Angeles, California. He graduated cum laude from the USC Marshall School of Business, majoring in Business Administration, with a minor in Cinematic Arts at the School of Cinematic Arts. He spent the summer of 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa as a volunteer for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He appeared on the nationally-televised quiz show Jeopardy! when he was twelve years old.lives in
Ian joined Wikipedia on 7 June 2005, and is a Veteran Editor II. He became an administrator on 16 June 2006 by a count of 54 support, 6 oppose, and 1 neutral "votes." Ian is one of the 1,262 users (0.004% of users of the English Wikipedia) that are administrators. His editor review can be found here. He was featured in the Akron, Ohio Akron Beacon Journal on 27 July 2006 in an article about Wikipedia. Ian has accounts on Wikipedia Commons, MediaWiki, Meta-Wiki, Simple English Wikikpedia, all with the user name IanManka.
Ian is (as of 9 April 2014) ranked 4799th in the list of Wikipedians by edit count (excluding bots and scripts).
I'm an avid traveler, and love to fly.
Attending USC and living in Los Angeles has its perks, one of which is having the opportunity to meet notable people. I have met and/or seen in person the following individuals who have Wikipedia articles: Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Penn, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, America Ferrera, Barbra Streisand, Christina Applegate, Robert Latham Brown, Jordan Belfi, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Mark Sanchez, Darren Lynn Bousman, Terrance Zdunich, Rami Kashou, Kathryn Joosten, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Dan Farmer, The 88, Konstantin Bronzit, Andy Fickman, William Sanderson, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Christian Lander, John Wilson, Mo'Nique, Robert Scheer, Oliver Stone, Warren Beatty, Dustin Lance Black, Hellogoodbye, The Submarines, Mindy Kaling, Stephen Hawking, Barrie M. Osborne, Petros Papadakis, Ron Kovic, Larry Flynt, Lawrence Kaplow, Norman Lear, Oscar Nunez, Mo Collins, Carlos Alazraqui, Jonathan Mangum, Robert Ben Garant, Arianna Huffington, Gym Class Heroes, Common, David Hasselhoff, Jimmy Kimmel, Aaron Neville, Aziz Ansari, Scott Weiland, Howard Gordon, Ronald D. Moore, Kamran Pasha, Laura Ziskin, Shonda Rhimes, Ralph Nader, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak, Johnny Gilbert, Shaquille O'Neal, Michael Ausiello, Jessalyn Gilsig, James Urbaniak, Vik Sahay, Richard Kiel, Barbara Broccoli, Tom Mankiewicz, Maud Adams, Michael G. Wilson, Henry Winkler, Sumner Redstone, Brad Grey, Robert Evans, Nathan Gunn, Omar Benson Miller, Spike Feresten, Daniel DeSanto, Christine Woods, Chris Colfer, Tania Gunadi, OK Go, John Dean, Mike Farrell, Ricky Williams, Finesse Mitchell, Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell (twice), Steve Carell (twice), Neil Young, Conan O'Brien (on three separate occasions, the most recent being a Q&A after a screening of Conan O'Brien Can't Stop), Andy Richter (twice), Max Weinberg, Jimmy Vivino (twice), Richie Rosenberg (twice), Mark Pender (twice), Scott Healy (twice), Mike Merritt (twice), Brian McCann, Beck, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Viveca Paulin, Robert Smigel, Roxann Dawson, Marc Summers, "Weird Al" Yankovic (three times), Seth Grahame-Smith, Brice Beckham, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Nick Kroll, Demetri Martin, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Riggle, John C. Reilly, Chuck Henry, Colleen Williams, Fritz Coleman, Larry Manetti, T-Pain, Rich Fields, Jonathan Goldsmith ("The Most Interesting Man in the World"), John Legend, Alicia Keys, K'naan, Shakira, Angélique Kidjo, Amadou & Mariam, the Black Eyed Peas, Freshlyground, Hugh Masekela, Juanes, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré, Vusi Mahlasela, Sepp Blatter, Jacob Zuma, Lucas Radebe, Franz Beckenbauer, Christian Karembeu, Quinton Fortune, Sócrates, Jay-Jay Okocha, Desmond Tutu, Vusi Mahlasela, Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Ozomatli, Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Shawn Hatosy, Randy and Jason Sklar, Anoop Desai, Diana Raab, Charles Fox, Kyle Richards, Sean Wing, Alex Ferrer, Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Tompkins John Ortiz, Seth Gordon, Jake Scott, Ken Hixon, Kumail Nanjiani (twice), Kwanza Jones, Neil Mandt, Erika Jayne, Fawni, Azita Ghanizada, Bobby Roth, Nathalia Ramos, Bill Lawrence, Cary Harris, Marlene Forte, Tamala Jones, Katie Leclerc, Patricia Rae, Randal Kleiser, Louis Gossett, Jr., Josh Flitter, Ryan Eggold, Pat Byrnes, Michael Lerner, Daron Ker, Brendan Brazier, Barnet Kellman, Cobra Starship, Michael Giacchino, Mike Scully, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Diedrich Bader, Jesse Heiman, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, and others I've accidentally forgotten.
Contributions to Wikipedia
The Original Barnstar
I award this Barnstar to Ian Manka for your outstanding work in all areas related to Football. Thanks! — Sebastiankessel
The Working Man's Barnstar
I, Sergeant Snopake, hereby award you this barnstar for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your link-related work. Sergeant Snopake 19:27, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
to IanManka to make sure you're not mad at me for my arguments for not deleting in the AfD discussion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup page. Also for the nice discussion as a whole. --Pelotastalk 16:13, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
Football (soccer) barnstar
Mainly awarded (belatedly) for your work on the 2006 World Cup. Keep up the good work on football articles. Guinnog 10:19, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
The College football Barnstar
I, User:BigDT, present you with the new College football Barnstar for your work with college football articles this season, most notably, the Template:Collegebowl template. BigDT 23:44, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Good Humor
Excellent work diffusing the situation between TPIRFanSteve and Hdayejr! You also win a prize for being the only other person on Wikipedia I've run into who knows what Tallmadge is :) Shell babelfish 16:44, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
The Running Man Barnstar
Holy Toledo! What a way to keep the 2009 NFL Draft article updated! -Dabackgammonator (talk) 03:52, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
|The Original Barnstar|
|I give you this Barnstar for all the work that you contributed to that is releated to American Football and Association Football. Mr. Unknown (talk) 02:16, 30 August 2009 (UTC)|
This section is out of date.
I'm proud of...
- ...FIFA World Cup, an article I helped reorganize and split off articles from. It later earned me a Barnstar (see above)! FIFA World Cup also is a featured article, and was featured on the main page on June 8, 2006!
- ...FIFA World Cup hosts. I built this article from the ground up.
- ...2007 NFL Draft, an article I helped improve to featured list status!
- ...my writing for the Wikipedia Signpost.
- I entirely wrote the 1000 Administrators article (September 5 2006), with the assistance of the uncredited NoSeptember.
- I contribute to the "Features and admins" section. I solely wrote the September 5, 2006, September 11, 2006, September 25, 2006, October 2, 2006 and October 9, 2006 editions. The editions I mostly wrote were the August 28, 2006 and September 18, 2006. I was part of a collaobration for the August 14, 2006 and August 21, 2006 editions. I added just a minor fix to the August 7, 2006 edition.
- I also contributed a bit of news for the February 5, 2007 "In the news" section.
- ...my efforts in getting the 2005 New York City transit strike on the Main Page.
- ...editing the "In the news" section on the Main Page (as an administrator) to include:
I am in the following associations/groups:
Links for my use
- Browser-based IRC client Useful for asking quick questions
- /Mike O'Malley
- /David Bacon
- Wikipedia:Template messages
- Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace
- Category:Wikipedia tools
Quote describing Tallmadge, Ohio:
- Six miles east of Akron, the thriving official center of its county, in almost its pristine solitude, pioneer simplicity and primitive picturesqueness, lies the quiet little village of Tallmadge. Its two or three hundred contented inhabitants go their way today, as undisturbed by the social follies or the commercial whirl, distant but one hour's travel, as though they were lodged in some vast wilderness, inaccessible to the inroads of society's corruptions. To walk the broad, tree-canopied streets and talk with the genuine, generous, cultured and unpretentious people of this "loveliest village of the plain," even for a day, is to receive rest for the mind and peace for the soul. In Tallmadge as no where else in this commonwealth still lingers the influence of its New England ancestry. The form may be much dwarfed and the spirit be weak, but the latter is still potent enough to be felt. To enter Tallmadge is to breathe the atmosphere of the simple life. The vanity and vexation of the twentieth century are strangers to Tallmadge; they would not stay long if they came, they would feel so out of place. This is why we tell about Tallmadge for we have been there and know whereof we speak.
- "Chicago Bears acquire Jay Cutler from Denver Broncos for Kyle Orton, picks". Sports.espn.go.com. April 3, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
- Chicago traded its first- and third-round selections (No. 18 and 84) in 2009, its first-round selection in 2010, and quarterback Kyle Orton to Denver for quarterback Jay Cutler and one of Denver's fifth-round selections in 2009 (No. 140).