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Wikipedia's war on capital letters makes us look like a bunch of illiterate baboons.

Removing decade-old vandalism, which has been reproduced widely across the internet.

Removing a "quotation" which was in fact from a satirical work

Correcting a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD error

Another decade-or-more-old error

Another ten year error

Error caused by relying on a "Reliable Source"

Quotation incorrectly sourced for six years

Queen Victoria's Coronation mis-dated for 5 years

Two year-old tosh

Nine year-old error, widely reproduced

One historian copies another historian's howler

Reference says OPPOSITE of what it is being used to support

Complete falsehood, over ten years old

Two years old

Historical impossibility

Some quotations

The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell. It leads to intolerance. It leads to religious wars, and to the saving of souls through the inquisition. And it is, I believe, based on a complete misunderstanding of our moral duties. It is our duty to help those who need our help; but it cannot be our duty to make others happy, since this does not depend on us, and since it would only too often mean intruding on the privacy of those towards whom we have such amiable intentions.


The problem with assuming good faith is that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.


There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen.


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.


As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!


This is shaping up to be the worst Arbcom in my over 13 years on Wikipedia, and the competition is stiff.


It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!"

"Pointing out that someone is cherrypicking sources is assuming bad faith" - one of the stupidest things I have ever read on Wikipedia, and a green-light to POV pushers.

Politeness

In April 1942 - 3 months after Nazi plans for the "Final Solution" - Joseph Goebbels started a new campaign

It was for "more politeness in public life".

Pages I've created

People

Places

Things

Any help in expanding these would be very much appreciated!

Odds & sods

Notes and Queries

The Generosity of Others

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
for all your recent hard work Reedgunner 14:52, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


A Barnstar!
The Working Man's Barnstar

I, Dweller, award you the working man's barnstar for your tireless contributions to the project since you joined. Wikipedia is stronger for the contributions of people like you. We're glad to have you on board. --Dweller 14:06, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


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You truly showed the spirit of Wikipedia in helping our friend the sitting duck. Your kindness is not unnoticed! Love,Neranei (talk) 01:35, 18 October 2007 (UTC)


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For making a difference. Sluzzelin talk 00:54, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


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For the fine photo of Poldice. It may be a small thing, but it made my day. Bretonbanquet (talk) 21:14, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


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For all the nice categorization work on James Ranald Martin and several other pages. Keep going! Prashanthns (talk) 14:29, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


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For an awesome level of work in resolving the AN/I Derailment! LaughingVulcan 15:22, 7 September 2008 (UTC)


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For diligent work on WP:Cornwall over the years Andy F (talk) 19:56, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


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Thanks for your ongoing contributions - much appreciated. Stalwart111 (talk) 00:09, 12 March 2010 (UTC)


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To DuncanHill for diligently and constructively contributing to
WP:Cornwall over many years.
Andy F (talk) 21:13, 16 April 2010 (UTC)


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For all your excellent work maintaining and contributing to WikiProject Cornwall over the years.

The deserved first recipient of this award! Zangar (talk) 16:34, 18 July 2010 (UTC)


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Thanks for all your hard work on disambiguation pages, it's appreciated. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 20:31, 12 February 2011 (UTC)


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Thanks for coming back quickly with a helpful reply at the Reference desk! Thanks, Thatoneweirdwikier Say hi 14:22, 30 December 2019 (UTC)


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For intelligent, helpful, and in-depth copyediting of many articles, including several of mine. Your work does not go unnoticed. Thank you! Eddie891 Talk Work 01:38, 29 May 2020 (UTC)


Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for making clarifications on Queens of Industry. Lajmmoore (talk) 09:08, 30 November 2020 (UTC)


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For fixing Signal (software)! I'm happy to take over for you if you're tired of removing hyphens! AleatoryPonderings (???) (!!!) 00:19, 23 December 2020 (UTC)


Featured article star.svgDuncanHill's Awesome Wikipedian day is 10th April.
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DYK

Updated DYK query On 27 November, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Mawe, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 18 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Rogers (divine), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 20 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jonathan Couch, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 26 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Ralfs, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 12 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dr William Oliver, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.


Service award

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Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svgThis user opposes the Wikimedia Foundation's arbitrary, opaque, and dictatorial office-banning of administrators when the community and ArbCom are more than capable of handling the issue themselves.
Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svgThis user desires open communication and respect from the Wikimedia Foundation for the English Wikipedia's dispute resolution processes.