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|width="100%" valign="top" style="border-right: 1px solid gray"|'''I''' am Issac Duan of Arlington, [[Virginia]] - a [[suburb]] right next to the [[District of Columbia]].<br/>
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It's been a lot of fun, but I suppose the dream is over. When I first came to Conservapedia I was a skeptic. I wasn't sure how well this site could do - or even whether it would last. Then though, by some chance, I decided to join, I edited a bit, and I haven't looked back. I realized that Conservapedia's future is certainly bright. I began to develop an interest in both the mainspace and template-space, and I compiled many articles that I am proud of. In the mainspace: [[HTML table formatting]], [[Eddystone Lighthouse]], [[XYZ Affair]], [[Gang]], [[Waves]] and [[Marquis de Lafayette]]. In the template space: every single clean up template - as I designed a standardized look through [[Template:Template]] (and thus [[Template:CPCN]], [[Template:Expand]], [[Template:CPLock]], [[Template:CPGram]], [[Template:CPPOV]], [[Template:Stub]]), [[Template:History Terms]] and [[Template:Baseball]]. My final edit statistics include 981 mainspace edits and 210 template edits.
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==Conservapedia==
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I joined Conservapedia in late April 2007 and started seriously editing in August.
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===Edits===
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I have 959 mainspace edits, 207 template edits, 137 Conservapedia edits and a combined 593 talk edits (106 of which went towards template:standardization), plus a few other things (like images, Categories, etc.) and in total I have made 2321 edits.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://faleg.org/cgi-bin/conservapedia/editcounter_Tool1?username=Iduan|title=User:Iduan|date=2007-08-21|accessdate=2007-08-21|format=HTML|language=English|author=Interiot|work=Interiot's edit counter}}</ref> I have also blocked about 50 users.<ref>http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:Log&user=Iduan</ref>
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====Pages====
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I'm really trying to push the mainspace number up now. I hope to be in the 1000 range in a couple months. A few of the many articles I've really worked on are [[Cuba]], [[Marquis de Lafayette]], [[Waves]], [[Eddystone Lighthouse]], [[O.J. Simpson]] and [[HTML table formatting]]. Beyond that I like to spread my edits around - and I also vary it. Sometimes I'll be watching the recent changes and I'll do drastic clean up to a low quality article I see, a lot of other times I'll be clicking "Random page" - and fixing up simple aspects like spelling or wikilinks.
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While I have created or radically changed a few pages - as you can see on the right, most of my page edits are minor. I go through each random page and make small changes to encourage consistency - but primarily because if we just create a bunch of articles and then have a lot of crappy ones that are completely out of wack - then we'll turn into Wikipedia. To some extent, this is also why I work in the template space.
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However, recently I've come to feel isolated from the community. Now this is not to say that the community has been cruel to me, many of you have been incredible in fact. Yet, I've felt like there was absolutely not trust placed in me. About a month ago I tried to get sysop rights, because I have been active in reverting vandalism and thus I come upon articles that should be deleted frequently, I have been active in cleaning up grammar, and many protected pages could use the minor cleanup that I've been willing to do, and also many templates are protected, and sysop rights would allow me to access those. The need was obviously present. However, I was ignored in all of my attempts, and then, I asked for night rights - as if you take a look at my edit history, aside from the weekend edits, most of my edits are late, as I do stay up late, and if I'm up, I might as well have the option to edit CP. Surprisingly, I was also ignored here. Then even more surprisingly, a user with next to no experience was given night rights, and this user turned out to be a vandal. I could not at the time understand how a user with no where near the record that I had was trusted so quickly, and this prompted more requests, yet eventually I made my peace, and for a while I did not ask for rights at all.  
  
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Until recently. Two days ago I asked for night rights and was again rejected, however what pretty much set all this into place was the fact that I noticed that once again, an editor with far less experience than me was given night rights. It's really hard to express in words my feelings over all of this. Even now I'm a little upset, as I have dedicated my time to Conservapedia - I have never vandalized a page, and I have been willing to do many tasks to better Conservapedia, yet still no one can trust me to edit at night. I loved to edit Conservapedia, but the feeling of being unwanted was driving me away. I was still upset today, so I sent an email to Andy explaining that I really felt like I needed to become sysop, as not only did I need the rights for my editing, but also because I felt I had established myself as a consistently good user, and I needed to know that in return I had achieved some trust. I also told Andy that if he felt I did not deserve these rights, then I need him to talk to me on AIM (private) so that I can have some idea of how to proceed. If not, I would leave Conservapedia after the contest, as I do not wish to create a huge fuss by interrupting the Contest. The reason I don't want to create this fuss is because I still love Conservapedia. I take great enjoyment editing it, and I do not wish for it to decline in any way.
I have created a few templates, [[Template:citations missing|Citations missing]], [[Template:Template doc inline|Template doc inline]], [[Template:Template doc|Template doc]], [[Template:Plainlink|Plainlink]], [[Template:cite web|Cite web]], [[Template:Template]], [[Template:Baseball|Baseball]] and [[Template:Cite news|Cite news]]. I also reworded the long, much-hated [[Template:Stub]] and then created with TK a larger redesign towards the goal of standardization. Most of those templates were relatively minor, but the one I'd like to talk about is Citations missing. The goal of that template was to provide a more clean/elegant version of the uncited templates, which in my opinion were over the top. Key differences are viewable through the color scheme - as citations missing keeps the background color of articles, and is separated merely by a border. Also, as far as technical aspects go, Citations missing has a few more links, some of which depend on what page it's put on.
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I'm currently working on Roster templates for the [[National Football League]] - there were about 6 of them that I thought would be really easy - since people already had a foundation on the pages - but then I realized that I had to drastically change the style and re-work the rosters - so they actually proved to be more work.
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Andy did not grant me sysop privileges, and apparently he felt I wasn't even good enough to speak to, because he did not talk to me either (he said he was unaccustomed to AIM - which frankly, is a lie, as through both other Conservapedians and an alternate username I discovered he was online almost all the time, but I guess I'm used to that double standard). And thus, at the conclusion of the contest, I will be blocking myself indefinitely and leaving Conservapedia. Andy, I really do admire what you've done here - in my eyes you're a great man and I hope that you have the great success with Conservapedia you deserve, in fact, honestly, I even hope that I'm invited back (obviously with rights), but as I said in the email, I wouldn't have cared if you had given me the chance and then taken it away the second I made even the smallest mistake, but I needed that chance.
 
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===Goals===
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My current goal is to garner enough edits to become an admin at conservapedia. I'm one of those few people that enjoy going through categories, and the ability to delete is practically crucial for some of them. One of my activities used to be to go through the deletion category and try and clean up the pages as much as possible (depending on the page - if the page was of low quality I would try to clean it up, if it was of no quality then I wouldn't bother), and it just seemed like a waste to go through all of those and just ignore the ones I knew should be deleted. I'll probably restart that activity soon though, but currently everything is very hectic in my life, so likely not in the immediate future.
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==References==
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==Created/Vastly Reworked Pages==
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Keep in mind these are only the pages that I've really worked on
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*[[Cuba]]
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*[[Marquis de Lafayette]]
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*[[Waves]]
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*[[O.J. Simpson]]
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*[[HTML table formatting]]
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*[[1993 NFL Draft]]
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*[[2003 NFL Draft]]
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*[[High School]]
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*[[A Model of Christian Charity]]
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*[[Discrimination]]
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*[[Eddystone Lighthouse]]
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*[[Fiction]]
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*[[Gang]]
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*[[Gregorian Calendar]]
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*[[January 1]]
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*[[Literacy]]
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*[[Middle School]]
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*[[XYZ Affair‎]]
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*[[Template:/doc]]
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*[[Template:AstroObjects]]
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*[[‎Template:Baseball]]
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*[[Template:BuffaloBills]]
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*[[Template:ClevelandBrowns]]
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*[[‎Template:CPCN]]
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*[[Template:CPGram]]
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*[[‎Template:CPLock]]
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*[[‎Template:CPPOV]]
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*[[Template:CPTemp]]
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*[[‎Template:Citations missing]]
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*[[‎Template:Cite news]]
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*[[Template:Cite web]]
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*[[‎Template:Expand]]
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*[[Indianapolis Colts/Roster]]
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*[[Miami Dolphins/Roster]]
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*[[‎Template:Music]]
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*[[Philadelphia Eagles/Roster]]
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*[[‎Template:Plainlink]]
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*[[Template:SeattleSeahawks]]
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*[[‎Template:SolarSystem]]
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*[[‎Template:Template]]
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*[[Template:Renaissance Terms]]
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*[[Template:History Terms]]
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*[[Template:Combo]]
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Revision as of 23:20, 13 January 2008

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Important Message

It's been a lot of fun, but I suppose the dream is over. When I first came to Conservapedia I was a skeptic. I wasn't sure how well this site could do - or even whether it would last. Then though, by some chance, I decided to join, I edited a bit, and I haven't looked back. I realized that Conservapedia's future is certainly bright. I began to develop an interest in both the mainspace and template-space, and I compiled many articles that I am proud of. In the mainspace: HTML table formatting, Eddystone Lighthouse, XYZ Affair, Gang, Waves and Marquis de Lafayette. In the template space: every single clean up template - as I designed a standardized look through Template:Template (and thus Template:CPCN, Template:Expand, Template:CPLock, Template:CPGram, Template:CPPOV, Template:Stub), Template:History Terms and Template:Baseball. My final edit statistics include 981 mainspace edits and 210 template edits.

However, recently I've come to feel isolated from the community. Now this is not to say that the community has been cruel to me, many of you have been incredible in fact. Yet, I've felt like there was absolutely not trust placed in me. About a month ago I tried to get sysop rights, because I have been active in reverting vandalism and thus I come upon articles that should be deleted frequently, I have been active in cleaning up grammar, and many protected pages could use the minor cleanup that I've been willing to do, and also many templates are protected, and sysop rights would allow me to access those. The need was obviously present. However, I was ignored in all of my attempts, and then, I asked for night rights - as if you take a look at my edit history, aside from the weekend edits, most of my edits are late, as I do stay up late, and if I'm up, I might as well have the option to edit CP. Surprisingly, I was also ignored here. Then even more surprisingly, a user with next to no experience was given night rights, and this user turned out to be a vandal. I could not at the time understand how a user with no where near the record that I had was trusted so quickly, and this prompted more requests, yet eventually I made my peace, and for a while I did not ask for rights at all.

Until recently. Two days ago I asked for night rights and was again rejected, however what pretty much set all this into place was the fact that I noticed that once again, an editor with far less experience than me was given night rights. It's really hard to express in words my feelings over all of this. Even now I'm a little upset, as I have dedicated my time to Conservapedia - I have never vandalized a page, and I have been willing to do many tasks to better Conservapedia, yet still no one can trust me to edit at night. I loved to edit Conservapedia, but the feeling of being unwanted was driving me away. I was still upset today, so I sent an email to Andy explaining that I really felt like I needed to become sysop, as not only did I need the rights for my editing, but also because I felt I had established myself as a consistently good user, and I needed to know that in return I had achieved some trust. I also told Andy that if he felt I did not deserve these rights, then I need him to talk to me on AIM (private) so that I can have some idea of how to proceed. If not, I would leave Conservapedia after the contest, as I do not wish to create a huge fuss by interrupting the Contest. The reason I don't want to create this fuss is because I still love Conservapedia. I take great enjoyment editing it, and I do not wish for it to decline in any way.

Andy did not grant me sysop privileges, and apparently he felt I wasn't even good enough to speak to, because he did not talk to me either (he said he was unaccustomed to AIM - which frankly, is a lie, as through both other Conservapedians and an alternate username I discovered he was online almost all the time, but I guess I'm used to that double standard). And thus, at the conclusion of the contest, I will be blocking myself indefinitely and leaving Conservapedia. Andy, I really do admire what you've done here - in my eyes you're a great man and I hope that you have the great success with Conservapedia you deserve, in fact, honestly, I even hope that I'm invited back (obviously with rights), but as I said in the email, I wouldn't have cared if you had given me the chance and then taken it away the second I made even the smallest mistake, but I needed that chance.