User:The wub

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About me

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Hi! I'm "the wub", although in my occasional forays into real life I go by the more mundane "Pete". (In case you're curious my username comes from the short story "Beyond Lies the Wub" by Philip K. Dick.)

My first edit from this account was in March 2005, though I'd been reading and making the odd anonymous edit for a long while before that. It is now 4717 days later and I'm still here. Oh dear. I became an admin in October 2005; it's no big deal.

My actions

I invite scrutiny of all my actions on Wikipedia, especially those that involve admin privileges. If you have concerns then please contact me. Note to other admins: feel free to undo or overrule any of my admin actions if you think it will benefit Wikipedia. It would be nice if you drop me a message telling me, but you don't have to wait around for me to reply and I certainly won't shout at you for "wheel warring".

Contact me

The best way to contact me is on my talk page. I do prefer transparent on-wiki communication, but if you do feel the need to get in touch privately, or you are currently blocked, then e-mail me at thewub<döt>wiki<αt>googlemail<döt>com

You might catch me on IRC as well, where my nickname is imaginatively "the-wub". If you want to chat some other way (MSN/Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Skype, carrier pigeon or whatever) then e-mail me first and we can sort something out.


See /Wikiphilosophy for my views on a variety of Wikipedia/Wikimedia matters.

This user is a member of the

Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Making Broad Judgments About the Worthiness of a General Category of Article, and Who Are in Favor of the Deletion of Some Particularly Bad Articles, but That Doesn't Mean They Are Deletionists


Est omnino difficile iudicare inclusionis meritum cuiusdam rei in encyclopædia cum ratio sciendi quid populi referat incerta sit, sed nihilominus aliquid encyclopædiam dedecet

It is generally difficult to judge the worthiness of a particular topic for inclusion in an encyclopedia considering that there is no certain way to know what interests people, but some topics nevertheless are not fit for an encyclopedia.

This motto reflects the desire of these Wikipedians to be reluctant, but not entirely unwilling, to remove articles from Wikipedia.

Places I have been

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On other sites

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