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Crystal Palace F.C.

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About me[edit]

My main area of expertise is probably comics. I also garden a little, and have a genuine interest in finding things out, so I hope I can bring that to bear here.

I came here to look up an obscure US poet, Helen Hoyt, and since there was no entry, I created it and have been here ever since.

User:Hiding is less involved in Wikipedia than he used to be, owing to the over-officiousness of several users who have made this site no longer the enjoyable place it used to be. Whereas at one time it was a case of two steps forward, one step back - manageable, but annoying - it is now frequently one step forward, four or five steps back, with accompanying bitching, zealousness and self-glorifying bossiness. This is not what the site should be - it should be a community, with emphasis on the CO-, meaning together.

Barnstars etc[edit]

Christmas present - Santa on Sleigh 22:33, 24 December 2005 (UTC)Barnstar of Diligence — For attempting to help resolve a lengthy and often confusing communication breakdown, and as a nudge, in the hope that you might continue to help in other such instances on Wikipedia : ) - jc37 19:49, 26 October 2006 (UTC)Builder Award — Not for any particular action -- and I have to say I disagree with many of yours -- but for sheer, bulldog willingness to get in there day after day and chew the policy bone. John  Reid 06:52, 31 October 2006 (UTC)Thanks for filling out that fair use rationale for me on Image:Peanutsgang.gif. - Mike (Talk) 20:41, 27 November 2006 (UTC)Tireless Contributor Barnstar — Have another one for finding & adding all of those refs to Peanuts. - Mike (Talk) 02:49, 1 December 2006 (UTC) For all the work you have done sorting out that mess in Category:Stub, I, *Kat* award you this Working Man's Barnstar. Wear it with pride.Working Man's Barnstar — For your patient but firm hand in dealing with the seemingly never-ending disputes at Wikipedia:Esperanza, I award you this barnstar! Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 09:45, 10 February 2007 (UTC)The Upholder of Wiki is awarded to exceptional and distinguished contributors on wikipedia, like Hiding. --Anon Anon 21:47, 21 March 2007 (UTC)I, ANON, award you this Barnstar of Revision for conspicuous work in keeping the hoards of vandals from disrupting Wikipedia. Congratulations! --User:Anon 14:35, 21 March 2007 (UTC) (KC) Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar This barnstar is awarded to you for your exceptional help in assisting me setting up language files User:Anon 14:36, 21 March 2007 (UTC)The Original Barnstar — For stellar recent changes patrolling User:Anon 14:37, 21 March 2007 (UTC)Tireless Contributor — CONGRATULATIONS!! (1,000 edits) awarded by User:anon anon 14:39, 21 March 2007 (UTC)Hiding is awarded this Resiliant Barnstar for doing his very best to help the Advisory Council. -- Anona 14:41, 21 March 2007 (UTC)Civility Award — I wish all Wikipedians would use “please” and “thank you” like you do. Taric25 (talk) 19:20, December 16, 2007 (UTC)The Tireless Contributor Barnstar — Steve I want to have your babies (talk) 01:24, 30 December 2007 (UTC)The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar — The first Barnstar ever given by BarnStarbot (talk) 11:10, 30 December 2007 (UTC)Working Man's Barnstar — For exemplary thoughtfulness and kindness in all areas of wiki-work, Hiding deserves to be sat upon a throne for all to adore (which would, unfortunately, defeat the purpose of his name! Such is irony in the wiki-world!) Xoloz (talk) 15:52, 5 January 2008 (UTC) The Comics Star — For your outstanding and conscientious efforts to improve the comics articles. Your efforts are appreciated in so many ways. (How do you not already have one of these among your awards?) Doczilla (talk) 12:32, 28 January 2008 (UTC)What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar — For getting WP:DEADLINE to a state where it represents the views of all the users who link to it as well as those who originally created it. Guest9999 (talk) 23:30, 29 January 2008 (UTC)The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar — I would like to award this to Hiding for going out of his way to make new editors feel welcome. This kind of work truly makes Wikipedia a good place to be. Malinaccier (talk) 20:16, 3 May 2008 (UTC)The Reviewers Award Thanks to your help and review, Sinestro Corps War has reached FA! Keep up the good work! Hemlock Martinis (talk) 18:13, 21 May 2008 (UTC)The Template Barnstar — For your tireless work making the unusually complex citation template {{Cite comic}} run smoothly. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 22:28, 6 September 2008 (UTC)The da Vinci Barnstar For your recent work on {{Cite comic}}. Thank you for the helpful additions. Rockfang (talk) 04:17, 4 March 2009 (UTC)The Barnstar of Diligence — I do hereby award this Barnstar to Hiding for their excellent work on the Discussion Reports of the Wikipedia Signpost. Through extensive research, cataloguing and effective, clear and concise summarizing of the various discussions and debates throughout the English Wikipedia Community, Hiding provides an important community service and resource, bringing to light many issues for the participation of a broader group of editors. Hiding's efforts should be commended and held up as an example of conscientious reporting for Signpost editors. Nutiketaiel (talk) 13:52, 25 August 2009 (UTC) For outstanding contributions to The Wikipedia Signpost, especially D.R.A.M.A., I award Hiding The Signpost Barnstar. --ragesoss (talk) 01:55, 16 September 2009 (UTC)The Signpost Barnstar — for stepping in to help with the publication process, writing stories, helping to come up with constructive solutions and all-around helpfulness. Thanks! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 21:42, 6 October 2009 (UTC)The Excellence in Administrative Transparency Barnstar — Awarded to Hiding for encouraging public scrutiny of his own administrative actions, thus establishing a framework for fair and open adminstration of Wikipedia. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 19:21, 6 December 2009 (UTC)Valued Picture Barnstar — A million thanks for adding a photograph of Bill Griffith to his article. Now we can compare what he actually looks like to Griffy, his alter ego in his signature comic strip Zippy. The Ink Daddy! (talk) 01:02, 4 September 2012 (UTC)A beer for you! — For all your hard work with the History of Crystal Palace F.C. article, salvaging what I thought was unsalvageable. You've earned this beer! GiantSnowman 17:37, 2 June 2013 (UTC)The Content Review Medal of Merit — Thank you for your attention to the Whaam! WP:FAC discussion. Your participation in the early discussions gave us the momentum to get this over the hump.TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:23, 9 September 2013 (UTC)The Editor's Barnstar — For your improvements to Alan Pattillo, which prevented its deletion, here is a barnstar. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:57, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

noob involved been around veteran seen it all older than the Cabal older than time

Essays, policies & guidance[edit]

User space essays
Wikipedia space essays

My creations[edit]

Notable contributions[edit]

Crystal Palace Cheat Sheet[edit]

  • Peskett, Roy (1969). The Crystal Palace Story. Roy Peskett Limited. ISBN 9780950103907.
  • King, Ian (2012). Crystal Palace: The Complete Record 1905-2011. Derby Books Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 978-1-78091-221-9.
  • Matthews, Tony, ed. (1998). We All Follow The Palace. Juma. ISBN 1-872204-55-4.
  • Palace Chairmen

Comics Journal[edit]

{{cite journal | last = | first = | title = | journal = The Comics Journal | issue = | page= | date= | issn=0194-7869 | url= | accessdate= 22 September, 2019 }} [ Archived] on 22 September, 2019.

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