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Truth, not Silence[edit]

If one's goal is to help produce a truthful, accurate, and complete Wikipedia, not to fulfill one's own agenda, one quickly comes to realize that there are two kinds of people fixing allegedly inaccurate or PoV entries:

  • There are people who attempt to fix the error, generally by changing the wording so that it's more objective and accurate. "Senator X lied about Such and Such" should usually be changed (if the lie isn't pretty much proven) to "So-and-so asserted, based on this and that, that Senator X did not tell the truth about Such and Such".
  • And then there are people whose goal is to censor information that doesn't fit their own personal agenda. These people tend to delete supposedly flawed material wholesale, and often will insist continuing to delete any reference to it, no matter how much others attempt to fix the material to comply with their objections. There's no way, if such a person likes Senator X, that any even vaguely accurate mention of Such and Such will survive deletion.

We should all strive to be the former, not the latter, even...or especially...when the topic at hand is important to us and we do prefer one side over the other.

Acknowledged Articles[edit]

People keep saying I should track the articles I've created, or dominantly edited, that have gotten awards, features, et cetera. Unfortunately, I haven't kept track of them at all. Here are a few I know of...

Austrian Economics[edit]

Historical Barnstar.png The Curator Barnstar
It's good to see someone with a solid grounding in economic history contributing to our economics pages. Thanks! --LK (talk) 02:44, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

List of basil cultivars[edit]

Cscr-featured.png List of basil cultivars, which you created, has been selected as a featured list! The featured lists are what we believe to be the best lists in Wikipedia. Prior to being listed here, lists are reviewed at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates for usefulness, completeness, accuracy, neutrality, style and prose according to our featured list criteria.

Castorocauda lutrasimilis[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Castorocauda lutrasimilis, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.


Updated DYK query On 1 September, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article BepiColumbo, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.


Updated DYK query On 21 February, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Beelzebufo, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Microhyla nepenthicola[edit]


The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Three-hand effect[edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Nice edits. I recognize you as a respected user. 1234567890Number (talk) 01:56, 24 January 2013 (UTC)


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If you have any questions about the permission, don't hesitate to ask. Otherwise, happy editing! Acalamari 18:31, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Media Mention[edit]

In the article The Republican Primary, as Told by Wikipedia Edits, Kaz is in the list of top editors in the Ron Paul category, with additional mention of the article he created, List of companion plants and, for some reason, Jehovah's Witness, probably some coincidence of what he was editing at the time of the article.

Since it's a multimedia page, one cannot link directly to the view showing Kaz, so here's a screen shot:


Star Trek Template Project[edit]

I've moved this project to its own page: User:Kazvorpal/startrek-template

Paleo Template[edit]

I'm now working on a template to give quick summary to basic stats, initially for dinosaurs, but perhaps eventually for more. It's User:Kazvorpal/paleo-template


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