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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.
 
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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Conservapedia is now facing a dilemma. An influx and variety of ideas - and when I say variety I mean within the conservative theory - and it has to make a choice: it can either ignore those ideas and be in denial about the fact that even within the conservative parties there is disagreement - or it can accept them and allow change in any needing pages to reflect them. I think that the biggest example of this dilemma was on the talk:Moon page - where one of the many smears was (paraphrasing): Just to let you know, your belief causes thousands to become atheist. I do not honestly care how this debate unfolds - as my edits are to non-controversial articles - however I will say that if we choose to isolate ourselves from other conservatives then this site will never succeed.
 
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Revision as of 04:36, December 15, 2007

I am Issac Duan of Arlington, Virginia - a suburb right next to the District of Columbia.

I recently decided to primarily edit in the template namespace, I think that the template namespace is the place where I can best help Conservapedia and I enjoy working within this namespace, as my history shows (as I have designed almost all article cleanup templates). That being said I still plan on working in the mainspace.

Conservapedia

I joined Conservapedia in late April 2007 and started seriously editing in August.

Edits

I have 783 mainspace edits, 155 template edits, 63 Conservapedia edits and a combined 342 talk edits (106 of which went towards template:standardization).[1] I have also blocked 20 individual users.[2]

Pages

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.

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.

Templates

I have created a few templates, Citations missing, Template doc inline, Template doc, Plainlink, Cite web, Template:Template, Baseball and 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.

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.

Goals

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.

Other

Conservapedia is now facing a dilemma. An influx and variety of ideas - and when I say variety I mean within the conservative theory - and it has to make a choice: it can either ignore those ideas and be in denial about the fact that even within the conservative parties there is disagreement - or it can accept them and allow change in any needing pages to reflect them. I think that the biggest example of this dilemma was on the talk:Moon page - where one of the many smears was (paraphrasing): Just to let you know, your belief causes thousands to become atheist. I do not honestly care how this debate unfolds - as my edits are to non-controversial articles - however I will say that if we choose to isolate ourselves from other conservatives then this site will never succeed.

References

  1. Interiot (2007-08-21). User:Iduan (English) (HTML). Interiot's edit counter. Retrieved on 2007-08-21.
  2. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:Log&user=Iduan

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Iduan
Reagan1.jpg This user fondly remembers President Ronald Reagan.
Universe expansion.png
This user believes that the Big Bang occurred, but that God caused it.
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This user thinks that evolution explains the origin of species.
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This user believes that firearms should be regulated, per the third word of the Second Amendment.
Patriotic.jpeg This user believes it is patriotic to question authority
Warning This user does not care about your religious beliefs, so long as they aren't forced on them.
Bibleopened.jpeg This user believes the qur'an, the bible, the Vedas and any other religious text are equally sacred, and each deserves respect.
Template:User nodino
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This user likes Macs.
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This user supports Aschlafly as the rightful leader of Conservapedia.
Banhammer2.jpg trust: "reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence." As of now, I trust you - if you vandalize a page, then you'll see the consequence of breaking trust.

Created/Vastly Reworked Pages

Keep in mind these are only the pages that I've really worked on