User:SteveCof00

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Name Steve C.
Born (1981-09-22) September 22, 1981 (age 35)
Nationality American
Country United States
Current location Northern Illinois
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
Current time 02:36, April 25, 2017 CDT [refresh]
Race Caucasian
Height 6'0"
Hair Brown
Eyes Green
Handedness Left
Blood type It's red
Personality type ISTJ
Family and friends
Marital status Single
Education and employment
Occupation Gainfully employed
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Politics
  • I vote!
  • Right of center, does not drink the tea-flavored Kool-Aid
    Is afraid of pantsuits
Interests
  • The world around me
  • learning information
  • Running from popular culture, screaming
Contact info
AIM SteveCof00
Yahoo SteveCof00
YouTube SteveCof00
Flickr SteveCof00
Account statistics
Joined April 7, 2008
Edit count

As of 4/25/2015: 3900+

(Link to edit count)
Signature --SteveCof00
Userboxes
Brain 090407.jpg This user believes that one should never stop feeding one's brain.
Pulse Line Mr. Unknown.jpg This user
has a pulse.
Pulse Line Mr. Unknown.jpg
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user spends WAY too much time on Wikipedia and really needs to get off the computer... after one more edit.


Hello Wikipedians! My name is Steve (which is what I am known by on a first-name basis) and this is my user page. After nearly 9 years a member here, this page has mostly been a collection of userboxes and an infobox, with not much else, but I intend to work give this page some attention some day.

For a list of what I have done on Wikipedia thus far, check here. Although I visit many articles all over Wikipedia (which can be very hard to pry oneself away from), most of my editing is concentrated on transportation-related articles here.

I do consider myself an inclusionist...to a point. While it is true that Wiki is not paper, computer memory and bandwidth are finite; articles still have to load onto a computer. Also, adding meaningful contributions to an article (either already referenced and verified or with high capability for doing so) beats adding random information that will just sit there. Despite this, I still feel there is a place for trivia sections in an article. Why? In some cases, the format is the best way for presenting that information and re-writing the article to remove the trivia section could actually detract from the quality of the article. Sometimes, simpler is also better as well.

If I were to give someone anything in terms of advice, I would start with this: if you are looking to start out here, it is OK to start small with something that you are interested in. If there has been a long-standing typo in the article about your hometown, almost no one will fault you for fixing small things like that. Although there are plenty of tutorials, sometimes it is best to gain experience with the actual source code that makes up the encyclopedia. Another piece: when making larger changes (beyond fixing typos, for example), there will be those who will see things differently from your perspective; always use the edit summaries and talk pages to explain these as much as possible (to minimize the risk of having your changes rolled back).


About Me[edit]

I'm new to creating an user page, so I'll let most of the talking be done by some user boxes for now.

Who I Am
Name This user's name is Steve.
Male.svg This user is a male.
Age
35Y
This Wikipedian was born on September 22, 1981 (he/she is 35 years, 7 months, and 3 days old).
Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981-cropped.jpg This user was born during the Reagan administration.
MTV This user is a member of the MTV Generation.
Location
This user resides in the U.S. state of Illinois This user is from Illinois.
Rotating earth (large).gif This user lives in Rockford, Illinois. Flag of the United States.svg
Crystal Clear app clock.svg It is approximately 2:36 AM where this user lives.
More About Me
Life Status
Userbox-single.svg This user is single.
NEW
LIFE
This user needs and wishes he/she had a life.
Appearance
Animal print T.jpg This user has brown hair.
Eye green small.PNG This user has green eyes.
Face-glasses.svg
This user wears corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses, without which they'd be as blind as a bat!
Rotating earth (large).gif This user is of multiple ancestries.
Et Cetera.
LH ← This user is a southpaw.
right-minded This user believes that only left-handed users are in their right minds.
Education
What I've Learned
NIU This user attends or attended Northern Illinois University.
AA This user has an Associate of Arts degree.
Philosophies of mine
Brain 090407.jpg This user believes that one should never stop feeding one's brain.
GraduationQuery.svg This user might or might not have an academic degree, and considers the distinction irrelevant on Wikipedia.
Obamafamily.jpg This user does not trust politicians who praise public schools while sending their own children to private schools.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Random Stuff...

TV & Movies
House, M.D
M.D. This user watches House.
H This user is addicted to Vicodin.
H This user believes that everybody lies.
Family Guy
FG This user thinks Family Guy is freakin' sweet.
Kfc chicken potato.jpg This user does not accept coupons from giant chickens. Not after last time...
Red Lory (Eos bornea)-6.jpg This user knows that the bird is equal to or greater than the word.
The A-Team
Mr. T This user pities the fool!
A This user loves it when a plan comes together.
Miscellaneous
MITM This user knows "you're not the boss of me now."
Stapler-swingline-red.jpg This user's got a case of the Mondays.
TPS This user got the memo.


Transportation
How I get around
Driver's
license
This user has a driver's license.
94FordRangerXLT4x4.jpg
This MAN drives a Truck thats is a Ford Ranger.
Automotive Interests
Porsche This user pronounces Porsche the right way: /ˈpɔːrʃə/, with "ə" at the end
63 This user knows that the average age of a Buick driver is 63.
Reading Mainline 15 and 17.JPG This user is a member of WikiProject Buses.
1998-2002 Mercury Grand Marquis -- 09-27-2010 2.jpg This user thinks the Mercury Grand Marquis would have been better with the "de Sade" option package.
Aviation Interests
Qantas Boeing 747-438ER Spijkers.jpg This user is a Boeing 747 fan.
Pink Delta 767-400ER N845MH.jpg This user is a Boeing 767 fan.
Electronics
What I Use
≥5 This user contributes with a computer 5 years old or more.
Crystal krfb.png This user contributes using a PC.
intel
inside
This user contributes with a computer based on the Intel Celeron microprocessor.
56k This user has a 56k modem connection.
1440
x
900
This user contributes at
1440 x 900 resolution.
5.1
This user has a 5.1 channel surround sound speaker set-up for his/her computer.
What I Really Want
| This user hates that his keyboard doesn't include the | key.
Own apple logo.svg This user thinks Apple Inc. products are cool.
Other Stuff
HPLaptopzv6000series.jpg This user can get online. Did you know that?
Xbox 1.png This user plays the Xbox.
WPT.svg
This user's mobile phone and data services provider is AT&T.


Music
What I Listen To
Musical note nicu bucule 01.svg This user likes most types of music.
Steel guitar-KayEss.1.jpeg This user believes that mankind cannot progress unless
Country Music is eliminated.
How I Listen
FM This user has an FM radio.
CD-ROM.png
This user owns over 100 audio CDs.
Playing Music
lapsed This user is a lapsed musician.
Fisher 500 radio.jpg This user can play the radio!
Bass clef.svg This user plays his or her music in the bass clef.
Ron plays.JPG This user plays the double bass, and thus requires this extra-large userbox to show it.


Personal Views/Interests

Plenty to come, as I find more infoboxes...

Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg This user believes that movie stars and celebrities should stick to what they're good at, not become politicians.
Rotating earth (large).gif This user believes that hippies, celebrities, and politicians are NOT experts on climate change.
Barack Obama signs American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on February 17.jpg This user does not trust politicians who condemn CEOs while living like one with other people's money.
BlueMarble monthlies animation.gif This user is skeptical of anthropogenic global warming.
Treehugger.jpg This user does not hug trees.
Petalogo.png
This user supports People Eating Tasty Animals.
Sir John Falstaff - Eduard von Grützner.jpg
No sign.svg Just say NO to political correctness.
Mouton (image carrée).jpg
This editor dislikes
politically correct
speeches

Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia-related infoboxes
Information/Statistics Philosophy Personal Views
Wikipedia-logo.png This user has been a member of Wikipedia since April 7, 2008.
Wikipedia Confirmed.svg This user is a confirmed user on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
@ This user can be reached by email.
Quality, not quantity. This user believes that a user's edit count does not necessarily reflect on the value of their contributions to Wikipedia.

User:Ed Fitzgerald/userboxes/no auto

1,900+ This user has made over 1,900 contributions to Wikipedia articles.
Pencil.svg This user has created 25 articles on Wikipedia.
Editor - blue ribbon - 0 pips.jpg This editor is an Apprentice Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
Fuzzy squirrel in wiki-land.png This editor is a Novato and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Picture Story Book.
incl This user is an inclusionist.
+.svg This editor is a hardcore Wikipedia inclusionist. Yes trivia sections!
Flexible This user deals with edits, deletion, and creation of pages individually instead of unilaterally and encourages others to do so.
Be bold.png This user is bold, but not reckless, in updating pages.
Image-request.svg This editor thinks that all articles should have images and diagrams.
Info
Box
This user believes that all articles should have an infobox.
[[red]] This editor adds or leaves in useful red links to encourage content creation.
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Please Sign Your Posts
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This user believes
this isn't pretty

Uploadform arrow.svg
Commons-emblem-copyright.svg This user finds copyright paranoia disruptive.
NotCommons-emblem-copyrighted.svg This user respects copyright, but sometimes it can be a major pain.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user likes "Trivia" and "In popular culture" information, and supports their inclusion.
Face-angel.svg This user assumes good faith.
Face-angel.svg This user tries to do the right thing. If he makes a mistake, please let him know.
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Peace symbol.svg This user does not understand mean people. Please be nice.
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