User:Ed Poor/archive 02

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  • Note that my cell phone died a few days ago, and I haven't replaced it yet.

I usually answer email within one day, but I don't guarantee this.

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Sometimes I hang out at #conservapedia on IRC, and I can use Yahoo and AIM for private chat on request.

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About me

Hi, my name is Ed Poor and I'm a former developer, admin & bureaucrat from Wikipedia.


I know quite a bit about the internal workings of Wikipedia: the database structure, formatting, templates, dispute procedures, content and style guidelines; and, oh, yes, all the politics and gossip of the first few years.

Dpbsmith asked me to come over, so here I am. I'm finding the environment much more congenial.

My chief aim here is to facilitate the highest standards of encyclopedia development.

I was one of the earliest members of the Wikipedia project (UserID #188). I helped institute the following practices or software features there:

Ed poor in Newark
  • Marking edits as 'patrolled' (co-conceived with Maveric who in one marathon period personally checked every Wikipedia edit for vandalism!)
  • Ability of blocked users to edit their own user talk page
  • Community ban - i.e., increased authority for sysops to block a disruptive user
  • The practice of bureaucrats "running" for office (I was the first one elected, when as a developer I could simply have granted myself the rights)

Pages I'm proud of there:

Favorite contributors

This is a partial list. Don't get all bent out of shape because I haven't placed your name here (yet). :-) And it's not in any particular order.

A new role

To my surprise and pleasure, I was voted in as a sysop here - reportedly it was unanimous. Thank you for your support.

I believe that users who are here to contribute should get a helping hand, and those who cannot or will not make useful contributions should be shown to the door. But since, "His mercy is forever sure", I don't like applying infinite bans; it's always possible for a person to make up his mind to take a new direction. (I'm currently chewing some tough pills supplied by User:TK, so watch out.)

I've unprotected a handful of pages and am watching them. I have hopes that eventually all content pages can be freely edited, once they reach a mature and stable state.

Welcome

Welcome, I'm Dan. I see that you have made many great article improvements in your week here. MountainDew 17:45, 26 March 2007 (EDT)

Thanks, Dan. I try. And I've learned a lot from watching you. --Ed Poor 18:50, 28 March 2007 (EDT)

Ideas I'm looking at

  • Japan and its use of women as sex objects
  • prawl = prowl + trawl
  • Theory of Evolution
    1. the central premise of evolution remains more asserted than proved
    2. where the first cell came from
    3. the answers to some questions depend on the answers to others
  • origins debate = Creationism vs. "science" (i.e., materialism)
    • Old Earth vs. Young Earth [1][2]
  • Objectivity
  • Science and scientists
    • How much trust do they deserve?
  • Chilling effect
    • There is little present on this site that is in any way objective or scientific. The very fear that anything could get edited out for ideologic reasons puts a chill on what is published
  • Clarity: An encyclopedia should not use made-up, unclear terms. [3]
  • Popularity
    • of certain articles
    • of the project as a whole
    • Are they just laughing at us out there? (See 'liberal bias' below)
  • Standards of conduct:
    1. for sysops
      • Not arbitrarily banning users
    2. for ordinary users
  • Collaboration
    • Agreeing to disagree
    • NPOV
    • Compromise
  • Registration
    Registration is closed late at night and early morning (Eastern Time). It's open during the day and early evening. Also, you can email the webmaster or User:Aschlafly (he's at aol) for manual accounts.
  • Leadership
  • Basis for inclusion of material
    • Must be well-cited
    • Are alternative ideas being censored?
  • Smear terms [5]

Brag list

Articles I wrote: Upper West Side, kilometer, deduction

Articles to which I've made significant contributions: germ theory of disease, microorganisms, Sun, liberal bias, global warming

Seeds I've planted: ellipse, centroid

Templates I created:

Ideas I'm looking at

  • Japan and its use of women as sex objects
  • prawl = prowl + trawl
  • Theory of Evolution
    1. the central premise of evolution remains more asserted than proved
    2. where the first cell came from
    3. the answers to some questions depend on the answers to others
  • origins debate = Creationism vs. "science" (i.e., materialism)
    • Old Earth vs. Young Earth [6][7]
  • Objectivity
  • Science and scientists
    • How much trust do they deserve?
  • Chilling effect
    • There is little present on this site that is in any way objective or scientific. The very fear that anything could get edited out for ideologic reasons puts a chill on what is published
  • Clarity: An encyclopedia should not use made-up, unclear terms. [8]
  • Popularity
    • of certain articles
    • of the project as a whole
    • Are they just laughing at us out there? (See 'liberal bias' below)
  • Standards of conduct:
    1. for sysops
      • Not arbitrarily banning users
    2. for ordinary users
  • Collaboration
    • Agreeing to disagree
    • NPOV
    • Compromise
  • Registration
    Registration is closed late at night and early morning (Eastern Time). It's open during the day and early evening. Also, you can email the webmaster or User:Aschlafly (he's at aol) for manual accounts.
  • Leadership
  • Basis for inclusion of material
    • Must be well-cited
    • Are alternative ideas being censored?
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