User:Porchcorpter

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NOTE: The "Wikipedian world" and "real worlds" are different. In the Wikipedian world, we worry about having perfect and/or detailed userpages, having extra user "rights" to imply that we are "regulars". In the real word, we do not worry about all those weird stuff. In the real world, we can keep our user pages simple if we wish, and we don't need any the permissions other than the ones we already have (to show anything).

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Windows 7 vs Windows 8 vs Windows 10

I use Windows 8, and I prefer Windows 8 over Windows 7. And I now prefer Windows 10.

Social networking

In regards to social networking, I most certainly believe that Wikipedia isn't a social networking site. I only use Facebook/MySpace/YouTube/etc for social networking, because on those sites I have only my own friends. Here on Wikipedia, we edit with some other strangers that use this project, so that is why this is most certainly NOT a social networking site.
If I have to talk more about my beliefs of using Wikipedia (or any site) as social networking, I should probably discuss about it on Meta (the main wiki of Wikimedia Foundation wikis, in light with/contrast to WP:IGNOREMETA).

In regards to using Wikipedia as a social networking, and the fact that I have been not editing articles so much. It is metapedianism. Others are exopedianists.

About arguing

Please note that arguing is something that I loathe very much, as I have already stated. And other editors are alleging me as "arguing". Arguing is something that I hate and despise so much. And if someone argues with me, I try not to take the bait, and act normally and maturely. But I have zero tolerance on arguing.

In some cases arguing may be good or okay, but for me, it is unusual, so for me, I am not going to argue. Arguing isn't my type of thing, and I'd ask you to cease from arguing with me (or anybody).

About what I've been learning in my course, and what I know about other wikis

What I've been learning in school is about assertiveness -- the four behavioral responses: "passive", "aggressive", "indirect" and "assertive". I have now experience how to use assertiveness of all behavioral responses.

Note that in regards to the four behavioral responses, it is also called "handling conflicts". ("Handling conflicts" is not what I learned in school, but it is based on what I learned in school. Because, in my school I learned something about handling conflict, or at least, just "conflicts".)

I also know about constructive feedback and negative feedback, and I'd like others to use more constructive feedback. Example(s) are:

  • Negative feedback: "You have been doing that very unwell, and you don't seem to be getting it no matter what."
  • Constructive feedback: "Please try doing it like this from now on. It will help you become a better editor"

Note that there is a lot more examples of constructive and negative feedback, but I will only add this one example for now.
Also, negative feedback is more generalised, and, does not offer any solutions. While, constructive feedback, on the other hand, specifies the actual problem, offers the (possible) solutions, and basically free from all emotions.
But, the main thing is that: negative criticisms provides attack on the person's character rather than on their actual behavior, while constructive criticisms are more specific about behavior and the solutions.

Also, one more thing: there is a difference with warnings and reverts on English Wikipedia and other wikis, such as:

  • Wikipedia: "Please stop doing that, or you will be blocked."
  • Other wikis: "Please stop doing that. This is a formal warning."

And with reverts, English Wikipedia states "reverted edits by user", while other wikis don't have that, but only states the edit summary reason, not the "reverted" part in the edit summaries. (Imagine wikis that don't use MediaWiki like TV Tropes.)

Also, another thing: Wikipedia uses the word "restore", while other wikis use "re-add", I think both mean the same, but using "re-add" is the more useful term.

Also, I don't use the same user name on the internet anymore like I used to.

Is Wikipedia biased against Xbox One

From what I see in the sales in Xbox One, it is STILL 3 MILLION UNITS SINCE DECEMBER 2013. Well guess what, how did the Xbox One even survive that long with that many sales? I went to my local Gamestop and found out they told me another website which gives more accurate sales, VG Chartz. And guess what, Xbox One has nearly 20 million units, while PS4 has 35 million, which is exactly what the PS4 article shows.

I myself ONCE updated Xbox 1 sales, only for it to be reverted as "unofficial estimate" and "hopefully Microsoft will say their sales at E3". Well guess what, after E3 did Microsoft not mention their sales?

The updates are here and here, the reverts are here and here. Nearly every other site on the internet, including VG Chartz, all mentions the same updated sales, while WP still has it at 3 million.

Community de-adminship

I wholly agree with this. If the community can grant adminship to its members, then they should be able to revoke it also.

About losing rollback rights

Yes, I did lose rollback rights. But again, I did NOT lose them for misuse of tool. I only lost them for an absurd ridiculous block.

Swearing

Please note that I hate swearing so much. Not that I get offended by it, it's JUST that I hate it. So please keep your swearing away from me at all times.