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I'm a real estate developer from British Columbia, Canada. I maintain a second home in Borneo, which is just as beautiful a place as BC in it's own way. I've also lived in Maryland, Missouri, Beijing and Mexico City.

For fun I enjoy writing both for free and sometimes professionally. I've developed particular expertise in real estate, business, law, political topics, geography and international relations.

I'm pretty reasonable and open to suggestions, so before assuming the worst about something I did, feel free to leave questions or notifications on my talk page. Some people even appreciate my work on Wikipedia. (Shocking but true).


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Your work on the Boston Marathon bombings was outstanding and greatly appreciated. Nice work on the MIT Police article too! Hot Stop (Talk) 02:23, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
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A barnstar for your work in cleaning up and reorganizing the page 2014 military intervention against ISIL recently. Good job! SantiLak (talk) 00:41, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
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This is in recognition of your many useful contributions over the months to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant article. Thank you. P123ct1 (talk) 19:06, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
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Awarded for your efforts to keep non-notable material promoting a known terrorist organization off of Wikipedia. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 04:33, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
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Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Nice that somebody sends a thank you. Enjoy your day :-) World wide wind (talk) 01:14, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
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Thank you so much for all of your work with the mother of all spam projects: the Neelix redirects. Too many people are criticizing instead of giving you the kudos you deserve. МандичкаYO 😜 06:22, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
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for your timely and outstanding work on a long series of articles about terrorist attacks, and, in particular, for your timely creation of an article on Inland Regional Center, the target of today's 2015 San Bernardino shootingE.M.Gregory (talk) 00:50, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
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Just because you're awesome! МандичкаYO 😜 16:37, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
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Although we sometimes have different opinions at RfD, I am incredibly thankful for the hard work you do to clean up the Neelix redirects. Your tireless efforts to improve the redirects at Wikipedia are admirable, and your work ethic is truly inspiring. Cheers, -- Notecardforfree (talk) 23:25, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
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You are quite resilient!!! Jilllyjo (talk) 01:33, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
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A kitten for you! Hi Legacypac, heres a little furry friend for the Claire of the Sea Light articleFace-smile.svg Coolabahapple (talk) 00:58, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

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I don't think we have ever interacted on wiki before, but I see that you are unnecessarily criticised very often. Good of you for staying strong! MaranoFan (talk) 13:10, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks! :) Josh2221 (talk) 01:19, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Export hell seidel steiner.png I'm not sure if your recent edits mean that you are going back to editing again, but either way, after what led to your 6-month absence, you probably need one of these. Welcome back. Steel1943 (talk) 21:41, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
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For trying to deal with the madness that is Draft space. Dlohcierekim (talk) 00:33, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Export hell seidel steiner.png Don't take the bait. I've dealt with editors like that. They love to push buttons in order to get their way, and it's basically what they live for. IME it's quite like dealing with people that suffer a psychological dysfunction. It's quite pitiful actually. Do not engage them or their ilk, but rather, kill them with courtesy and give them all the rope they want. Darknipples (talk) 09:27, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
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Thank you for your support and your thanks for my contributions on Wikipedia.

My passion is writing new articles. I enjoy research and writing and giving freely of my time by myself as one person and donating to Wikipedia both with my charitable financial giving and my article creation efforts to add high quality new articles to this site. It becomes more difficult to do so in the face of stalking and harassment as can be seen at recently closed case resulting in indefinite block of a user. Your acknowledgement of my efforts to improve Wikipedia and contribute to this site are encouraging during such times. Thank you. Sagecandor (talk) 18:53, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

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For all your hard work on the List of monuments and memorials of the Confederate States of America article. Thank you! Fluous (talk) 00:51, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
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Hi Legacypac, any advice on how to publish ? Renata.sarno (talk) 19:09, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
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You have tagged lots of drafts for G13 under the recently updated rule. Keep going! GeoffreyT2000 (talk, contribs) 01:14, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

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Updated DYK query.svg Hello, Legacypac. Selly Oak Park, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of Did you knowDYK comment symbol. You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. APersonBot (talk!) 21:20, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

A few Selected Text Thanks[edit]

  • Thanks for all your efforts in preventing this editor from editing against consensus. We may not always see eye to eye, but this is very much appreciated. ~ P123ct1 (talk) 10:15, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Maybe my "Google-Foo" is simply luck, but I've enjoyed bringing a few articles back from the edge. Your withdrawals are most appreciated. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:42, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you note Thank you for your objectivity and high standards in closing articles at AFD.E.M.Gregory (talk) 00:45, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  • First, thanks for all of your work with the Neelix redirects. A number of editors and admins helped out but you did a lot of the clean-up work after the initial rush of deletions occurred....Good luck and thanks again for your work on the redirect cleanup! Liz Read! Talk! 20:46, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi Legacypac,...Keep going old bean... you're doing a grand job (thought you were an admin anyway). Si Trew (talk) 09:32, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for listing the Neelix redirects Title says it: not a thankless job, then. Si Trew (talk) 02:29, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I really appreciate your intervention in the AN/I with a proposed solution. You went out of your way to do that when you need not have done. Thanks. P-123 (talk) 09:15, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  • .. a side.. I like you article Hyeon Soo Lim. :)--BabbaQ (talk) 23:29, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
  • RfD thanks Thanks once again for your hard work at RfD – I don't know how much you put up with the criticism. It must be very tempting sometimes to CSD the whole lot rather than bother to list them a few at RfD at all, I think people miss that point (non-regulars won't know so won't call it N-bashing; regulars will and should know not to.) ... Keep it up. Si Trew (talk) 00:45, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Neelix Hi there; I know that you have spent some time identifying Neelix nonsense, and I have spent a fair bit of time deleting it. I have just done some arithmetic. Neelix claims on his userpage to have created over 60,000 redirects (!!!). They are listed on his talk page; I have found that something over 95% are deletable. Allowing for checking some articles, I find that I can process one hundred every hour. Assuming that I do this regularly for three hours every day, I can clear the lot in just under 48 weeks!!!!! --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:46, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
I think that ("nuking the lot of them would be a better use of time, letting responsible people recreate the ones that are needed") would have been a better option. But what's done is done. Thanks for all the work you have done on them.--S Philbrick(Talk) 14:09, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks Hey there legacypac, thanks for giving me the link to the 'To Do' lists - sorry if i caused any inconvenience with that page - kind regards,Josh2221 (talk) 01:16, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

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I don't just read and write about the world, I love to explore it!

Next planning a trip back to the Iberian peninsula followed by new destinations of Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde and Brazil. Some big places remain on my bucket list: Russia, the 'Stans', the South Pacific, the Indian subcontinent, and Sub-Saharian Africa. Some people say the travel bug is a sickness but I'd rather see stuff than sit home.