“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid...for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6
My Most Despised List
I wanted to pick from three categories: global affairs, U.S. politics and ... well I tacked Fred Phelps on at the end simply because I can't imagine anything more hurtful than seeing a protest at the funeral of one of my family members.
I joined Conservapedia in late April 2007 and started seriously editing in August.
In four contest, I have compiled 2336 points. My record is in the ongoing Conservapedia:Contest5 - where I compiled 1131.
A few of the many articles I've really worked on are Cuba, Marquis de Lafayette, Waves, Eddystone Lighthouse, XYZ Affair, Congressional Page, O.J. Simpson and HTML table formatting. I've also done many universities, including UMD, Syracuse, Arizona, UNC, UConn, Penn St., Johns Hopkins, Howard and NIU. 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, many 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.
I have created a few templates, the ones I'm most prod of are: Template:Template, Baseball, Template:USState, Template:NBA, Template:NFLDraft and University (which I put on about a bunch of articles so far. 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.
My current goal is to become a sysop. I patrol for vandalism and therefore I need to delete articles fairly frequently, and I also edit templates - most of which are protected - so therefore, without rights, the question is what use am I here? You can vote for me at ((Conservapedia:Sysop contest/Nominations/Iduan)) - I appreciate all and any support.