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Minor4th
post Fri 6th August 2010, 3:14pm
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Thanks. I was going to comment about Godwin and his unprofessional reply but it looks like it's all been said (almost).
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post Fri 20th August 2010, 7:13pm
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post Tue 31st August 2010, 3:17pm
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I didn't really want to waste time introducing myself, but an impersonator at YouTube is forcing my hand. I'm introducing myself solely so that you won't mistakenly confuse me with the impostor.

I haven't really done anything important at Wikipedia. I used to be an sysop at the Central Community Wikia, but I was desysoped for off-site "trolling". By "trolling", they meant my activity at Encyclopedia Dramatica. Wikia believed that having an ED user moderate Wikia would scare advertisers away and attract negative attention. I stopped using Wikia since I lost interest in video games (documenting video games is Wikia's strong point) and fan-fiction (I'm a nerd as expected with most Wikipedians).

I used to edit Encyclopedia Dramatica under my real name, but I later changed it to "JuniusThaddeus". "Junius" is a reference to an anonymous critic of the British government, while "Thaddeus" is just a random Greek name; I simply wanted "jt" to be the initials. I later became a ED sysop (the selection was held privately, and I haven't asked why they chose me yet).

I started two sockpuppetry cases at Wikipedia. The first was against Stopallspam, while the second was against Grace Saunders. This is how I meant the impersonator; the impersonator was Stopallspam. Stopallspam hates Atheists and homosexuals, and I suspect that he suffers from mental issues, which is why he's obsessed with me. He created the JuniusThaddeus account on YouTube.

The JuniusThaddeus from YouTube isn't me. Michaeldsuarez is my real YouTube account, and Stopallspam (dubbed "AARmy" by some YouTubers) has spammed the comments channel with his sockpuppets.

I don't have any qualms about being associated with ED or troll groups, but I refuse to be associated with hate groups. I don't hate Atheists or homosexuals, so please don't confuse the impostor with the real me. I figured I let you all know before the wrong conclusions are drawn. Sorry for taking up space.

Edit: I have reason to fear the wrong conclusions being drawn since several members here took the poorly-written joke on Herostratus' user page serious and accused him of being incarcerated for pedophilia. Plus there appears to be some confusion at this new thread I've recently spotted.

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post Tue 31st August 2010, 9:50pm
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Hi Michael. Welcome to the Review!

Do you recall the Wikia-OblivoWiki War?

http://wikipediareview.com/index.php?showtopic=21261&hl
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post Tue 31st August 2010, 10:15pm
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QUOTE(The Joy @ Tue 31st August 2010, 10:50pm) *

Hi Michael. Welcome to the Review!

Do you recall the Wikia-OblivoWiki War?

http://wikipediareview.com/index.php?showtopic=21261&hl


I wasn't a member of OblivioWiki during the Gravewit era. I only joined after Wikia bought it. I prefer uesp.net to the OblivioWiki.

From what I've heard, Gravewit was the owner of gamewikis.org. Gravewit stole gamewikis.org to Wikia without telling the community that he was responsible to. Gravewit was embarrassed and forced to leave.

All of the original OblivioWiki community is gone, and I'm basically gone too. I failed to create a new community, so I left "Mbjones90" in charge of the project. The OblivioWiki is a sinking ship. If you're interested, you can join uesp.net. uesp.net is basically as bureaucratic as Wikipedia (a major flaw), but they're a little looser and they're independent of Wikia.

Thanks for the welcome.

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post Sat 18th September 2010, 1:51am
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I evidently forgot to post here earlier. Oops. ermm.gif
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post Tue 9th November 2010, 3:39pm
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Hello. I was welcomed in another topic, I missed this one.
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post Tue 9th November 2010, 5:54pm
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Welcome to Wikipedia Review.

We have a small complimentary kit for you.

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I can't figure out whether my account validated successfully o.o I made it with my university e-mail and got the account made, but I'm not sure if it's been reviewed by a moderator/admin yet. Is there any way to find this out?
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QUOTE(Axmann @ Sun 21st November 2010, 1:31pm) *

I can't figure out whether my account validated successfully o.o I made it with my university e-mail and got the account made, but I'm not sure if it's been reviewed by a moderator/admin yet. Is there any way to find this out?

If you are here, you were successful.

Welcome.
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post Mon 22nd November 2010, 11:44am
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I just want to say hello to everyone. I'm not sure how often I'll post something but I do lurk a lot. evilgrin.gif
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post Mon 22nd November 2010, 12:06pm
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I just want to say hello to everyone. I'm not sure how often I'll post something but I do lurk a lot. evilgrin.gif

Welcome to the board. Come for the Weltanschauung, stay for the Schadenfreude!
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post Tue 6th September 2011, 2:09am
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Longtime lurker (relatively speaking) freshly banned by Xeno for God knows what.

Hi all.
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post Tue 6th September 2011, 2:35am
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Longtime lurker (relatively speaking) freshly banned by Xeno for God knows what.

Hi all.


If I earned a Sacajawea Dollar for every time someone said that, I'd be a millionaire! smile.gif

Welcome to the Review.
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QUOTE(The Joy @ Tue 6th September 2011, 2:35am) *

QUOTE(ZHurlihee @ Mon 5th September 2011, 10:09pm) *

Longtime lurker (relatively speaking) freshly banned by Xeno for God knows what.

Hi all.


If I earned a Sacajawea Dollar for every time someone said that, I'd be a millionaire! smile.gif

Welcome to the Review.


Thanks for the welcome. Are people banned often with little or no rationalle given?
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post Tue 6th September 2011, 2:09pm
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QUOTE(ZHurlihee @ Tue 6th September 2011, 9:56am) *

Thanks for the welcome. Are people banned often with little or no rationalle given?


Not only often, but multiple times!
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post Tue 4th October 2011, 10:01am
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Hiya. I'm new (derp). Long time reader, first time poster, etc.

Honestly, I haven't directly had a lot of problems at Wikipedia (some content disputes but nothing major) but I've seen a lot of crazy crap that makes me shake my head (significantly safer than a combo headdesk/facepalm). I'm one of the (apparently) rare chick types over there but I can't say that I've had any issues on that score either (and Sue Gardner's article kind of makes me cranky). But I can see the potential for me getting into trouble there when I finally run into that one crazy who just chaps my hide, as they say. So here I am.

Back to lurking and reading.
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post Tue 4th October 2011, 2:36pm
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Welcome. Lurk on, but post if the spirit moves you.
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post Wed 4th January 2012, 11:02pm
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Moderator's note: the discussion following the announcement by our new member mnemonic (Mike Godwin, the former WMF counsel), has been split to its own thread.
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