User:Ed Poor

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This summer I was hired to teach writing at a private school in New York City. If I tell you how to write an article, please don't edit war: I'm a senior editor here, because I know how to write encyclopedia articles.

"one of the greatest and most influential Conservapedia sysops" - Anonymous

I am first and foremost a believer in science, and yet I believe that God is the First Scientist. I believe Romans 1:20 provides a clue to the fact of God's Creation.

  • I believe in being bold, a habit I learned to cherish at Wikipedia. But I also believe in correcting my mistakes.

I have made over 20,000 edits to Conservapedia, although a lot of these are merely quoted /factoidss.

Years at Conservapedia: 7
Years at Wikipedia: 12
  • I started over 1,100 articles there.
Years opposed to atheism: 37
I maintain accounts at a few other wiki projects.

Some people regard me as a "poor, undereducated and easily led" religious man.

Contents

Quotes to add to articles

Reputation of the United States, Arab media, Soviet propaganda, Western imperialism

  • The US fares poorly in Arab media, partly because it was the target of Soviet propaganda for a half century and inherited all the criticism of Western imperialism. Choice - review of (Un)Civil War of Words: Media and Politics in the Arab World by Mamoun Fandy

drive-in or drive-in restaurant

  • The drive-in restaurant was a phenomenon that sprang up in the early thirties, and it was becoming very popular. Rather than being invited into a dining room to eat, customers would drive into a parking lot around a small restaurant, place their orders with carhops, and receive their food on trays right in their cars. The food was served on china plates complete with glassware and metal utensils. It was a timely idea in a society that was becoming faster paced and increasingly mobile. [1]

Ideas about leadership

  1. "Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." - Napoleon Hill
  2. "The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear." - Brian Tracy
  3. "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - Dale Carnegie
  4. "Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats." - Og Mandino
  5. "A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided." - Tony Robbins
  6. "If you can't control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls waiting to be attacked." - The Book of Proverbs
  7. A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves." - Harvey Mackay
  8. "Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience." - Jack Vance
  9. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn
  10. "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar
  11. "The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying." - Tom Hopkins
  12. "You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself." - Seth Godin

To Do List

General

Let Him be my guide.

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We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God's original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. - Colossians 1:16



More about me, myself and I

Sysops

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List of blocked IPs and users

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I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.


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Admin stuff

I am a SYSOP on this site, elected unanimously by the student board on my 6th day here.

True wikis have simple, clear rules. Otherwise it is a mobocracy.

I learned the basics of PHP in May 2007 and created an online database for my church's missionary outreach effort in Harlem, NY. Plans to expand the database application to the regional or national level went nowhere, but I did get hired as webmaster of UpTV.org and did some consulting on a major overhaul on the http://www.upf.org website.


Q: Is this your personal blog, or what?!

A: No, but it just so happens that nearly every word I type, link I create, article or template I start - gains instant and widespread acceptance.

Q: Isn't that a bit arrogant?

A: Okay, I guess you're right. Perhaps I should be more humble.

Wikipedia and Conservapedia

There was a time when Wikipedia was a meritocracy, and I rose rapidly through the ranks then. I got Jimbo to create the Mediation and Arbitration committees, so he wouldn't have to be the sheriff all the time. I became the first elected bureaucrat, and pioneered the system whereby admins could enforce rules without having to take everything before a committee.

But I didn't see the anti-elitism creeping up and choking the life out of the place. Larry Sanger was right.

My only worry about Conservapedia is that it might make the equal and opposite mistake; it has certainly been accused of it, hundreds of times. But senior staff have been amazingly tolerant of opposing ideas here so far and I reason to hope they will continue to do so.


Etc.

My interests include history, religion, and science.

I've also taught SAT math prep, so if your article has any errors in arithmetic or statistics, prepare for a shock. I might just delete your entire contribution.

I'm also pretty good at science, logic, history, etc.

If you have any trouble on the site, a question about my edits/blocks/redirects/protects etc. please post on my talk page or email me and I will address them ASAP. I am open to working with everyone who demonstrates a genuine will to improve this site through their work.

My user talk page has been vandalized countless times; I guess liberals are in denial and hate having to face their problems as much as any (other) addict.

Subpages

/devil /evolution /coulter

NPOV

Here are the most commonly violated principles of neutral editing at Wikipedia:

  • It is inappropriate to remove blocks of well-referenced information which is germane to the subject from articles on the grounds that the information advances a point of view. Wikipedia's NPOV policy contemplates inclusion of all significant points of view.
  • Wikipedia's neutral point-of-view (NPOV) policy contemplates inclusion of all significant points of view regarding any subject on which there is division of opinion.
  • Wikipedia articles should contain information regarding the subject of the article; they are not a platform for advocacy regarding one or another point of view regarding the topic. Sweeping generalizations which label the subject of an article as one thing or another are inappropriate and not a substitute for adequate research regarding details of actual positions and actions which can speak for themselves.
  • Injection of personal viewpoints regarding the subject of an article is inappropriate and not to be resolved by debate among the editors of an article, but referenced from reputable outside resources. See Wikipedia:No original research and Wikipedia:Neutral point of view.
  • Wikipedia is not a soapbox or a vehicle for propaganda advocacy or advertising.
  • A strong point of view expressed elsewhere on a subject does not necessarily mean POV-pushing editing on Wikipedia; that can only be determined by the edits to Wikipedia.
  • Unexplained deletions of portions of controversial articles are unacceptable.

I am on probation at Wikipedia for trying to point out some of these problems and just might get my account blocked! :-)

Use Google to search for Ed Poor probation [3]

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