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Idegon is my made up name for the Ontario, Oregon micropolitan area, an area in Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho, not quite in the Boise metropolitan area, and politically and philosophically as far away from Portland as you can possibly get.

In October of 2013, I changed my name from Gtwfan52 to John from Idegon. Although the Gtwfan52 name had served me well for nearly two years, I feel that as long as I am going to continue doing this, I should have a proper name for people to address me by. I've been answering to John for a long while IRL, so why not here too? By the way, "Gtwfan" referenced one of my two all time favorite railroads, the Grand Trunk Western. The other is the South Shore.

From June 10, 2016 to June 14, 2016, someone impersonated me using the name John from Idegon Backup. I am indebted to Administrator zzuuzz for noticing and blocking the sock, related to a long term kerfuffle at some high school article. Although the child tried to embarrass me, our crack administration team caught it and ended it before much damage was done.

Grand Trunk Western
South Shore Line
Who is John from Idegon?
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MST This user's standard time zone is MST, but uses MDT from March to October.
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Dad This user is a father and proud of it!
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This user is a member of The Disciples of Christ
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abortion This user opposes abortions and laws banning them.
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This user has visited 34 of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
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Off-Wiki Interests
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Public Transport
because they have to!
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WMU This user is a Bronco.
BSU This user is a fan of the
Boise State Broncos!
IRL This user is an Indy Racing League fan.
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This user enjoys sailing for sport.
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This user wishes the
History Channel still showed actual history programming.
ΔTPΔ This user likes a DAMN fine cup of coffee!
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fan-2 This user thinks that Glee is a hideous TV series.
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the Italians are coming!
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My Awards

This editor is a Veteran Editor III and is entitled to display this Silver Editor Star.

Barnstars and other goodies
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This user signed Lunashy's guestbook and won a barnstar for it.
Indiana barnstar.png The Indiana Barnstar
Hi Gtwfan! I wanted to come by and award you the Indiana Barnstar for your excellent contributions related to Indiana, my home state! Without your contributions Wikipedia can't be the world's largest, and most inclusive, encyclopedia. Keep up the great work! Sarah (talk) 00:43, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks for your help. Getting there. A lot to learn about Wikipedia! Shuckers (talk) 19:14, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Adopteebarnstar.png The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar
Congratulations on completing all required adoption assignments. You are now ready for the final test - a link to it has been placed on your adoption page. Good luck! →Bmusician 22:58, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
SheepskinDiploma.jpg The Adoptee Graduation Barnstar
Congratulations on passing your final examination with a score of 85.5%. You have now graduated from my adoption school. I'm very proud of you, and your accomplishments will undoubtedly be well above those other new users who were not adopted. I'll always be around to give you a hand if you need it in the future, so please remember to keep in touch. Great job! →Bmusician 09:15, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your help at tea-house. TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 18:33, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
Hand.jpg The Friendship Barnstar
Nice to meet you. ```Buster Seven Talk
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The WikiProject Editor Retention Barnstar
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For cheerfully greeting new users, fighting vandalism with a smile, cleaning up articles and redirects, and in general just making Wikipedia a better place than before you joined us. You hit the ground running once you registered and I wanted to let you know that your good work has been noticed. Thank you for all the hard work. We are looking forward to more of the same from you, and maybe even joining us at WP:WER. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 15:58, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For standing proud on all places, BIG or SMALL in the USA, when they are legit and have a history, from small stubs, do mighty oaks grow. Many thanks Coal town guy (talk) 14:06, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for tidying up online reference -I've got another reference to add tomorrow but that's from a printed book which I am more familiar with doing! Lester Brown (talk) 01:39, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
awarded for your endless energy and huge dedication in helping out new editors in sticky situations --Demiurge1000 (talk) 03:47, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks for moving Delhi Wave Riders to Delhi Waveriders.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year Theexpositor (talk) 09:14, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Nicolas P. Rougier's rendering of the human brain.png The 'Brains Work Better in A Community' Award
Thank you for all your efforts to befriend and assist your fellow Wikipedia Editors (WE), especially the New Ones. WE are a community and the more WE enlarge the circle of quality editors, the more WE enrich our readers experience. What's so bad about Peace, Love and Understanding? ```Buster SevenTalk 01:50, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Because I felt like giving you one! In all seriousness, thanks for all the good things you do here. AutomaticStrikeout (TC)04:07, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

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Barnstar of Humour.svg The Barnstar of Good Humor!
Hello John from Idegon. You have signed my guestbook! Thank you very much.--Pratyya (Hello!) 05:09, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

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Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Dear Gtwfan52, I want to thank you for your help on my first wikipedia artice (Rittenhouse Elementary School), and for making me feel welcome. You saved my sanity and made my first experience a very positive one. Cheers, Gagegs (talk) 01:03, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Welcome back! It's a little late, but I just noticed you are back now. AutomaticStrikeout (TCSign AAPT) 02:38, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks for the great question badge SmerkInYourEyes (talk) 00:02, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For good work on US schools! :-) LudicrousTripe (talk) 09:23, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Gtwfan52, Thank you very much for all of your guidance, assistance, and expertise regarding my recently-published Wiki article! I am blessed that our paths have crossed. You helped make my first experience with creating a Wiki article much more enjoyable and interesting! God bless. Daniellagreen (talk) 21:13, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Gtwfan52, My first experience with creating and publishing an article on Wiki has been positive, and was even better with your assistance, guidance, expertise, and professionalism! I thank you from the bottom of my heart. :-) Cheers!Daniellagreen (talk) 21:15, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
A small cup of coffee.JPG I hope you enjoy this awesome cup of coffee, made just for you! :-)Daniellagreen (talk) 21:25, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
John, The info box looks awesome, and the article is now a C-class! Wow, I am still amazed. Thank you for your interest, support, and collaboration. It has been wonderful, and much appreciated! :-) Daniellagreen (talk) 22:55, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thank you for being a supporter of School Articles! Indyjrg1762 (talk) 06:31, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for straightening out the edits at Carmel High School. I should have followed up on that when I removed the one bad edit using Stiki. It just slipped my mind. Thanks for cleaning up after me. Best! KeithbobTalk 03:32, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
was just looking back through the Freopedia content history and thought you deserved this Gnangarra 11:36, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks for helping me get pictures into my user page without having to upload pics from my PC. VladDroid256 (talk) 23:21, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
I award you this special barnstar for your good work on high school articles in general and for your explanation and information on the First Colonial High School talk page and your work on the article itself. Thanks! Donner60 (talk) 02:30, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
John, You have a real gift. I appreciate you! Daniellagreen (talk) 17:26, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for your time and suggestions regarding my questions and concerns. :-) Daniellagreen (talk) (cont) 21:46, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
John, Thank you for all of your support and communications regarding the recent issue encountered. I really appreciate everything! Really, thanks very much. Daniellagreen (talk) (cont) 23:35, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I thought you deserved to receive another barnstar. For all that you have done regarding your support of me and suggestions to me, from the beginning, I appreciate it. Thank you, Daniellagreen (talk) (cont) 00:44, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
No Spam Barnstar Hires.png The No Spam Barnstar
This is for you! Technmaticity (talk) 09:09, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
File:Teahouse Barnstar Hires.png CC BY-SA 3.0 Heather Walls Teahouse Barnstar
I notice how often you provide an accurate, perceptive, useful answer. Thank you. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:31, 18 April 2015 (UTC)|}
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