User:The Evil Spartan

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Interests
A coloured voting box.svgThis user is interested in politics.
Ezra Cornell's first book.jpgThis user is interested in linguistics.
Religious symbols.svgThis user is interested in religion.
Beliefs
Albrecht Dürer Betende Hände.jpg
This user's spiritual beliefs
are complex and personal.
Charles Darwin aged 51 crop.jpgThis user believes in evolution.
con This user is a conservative.
John Gower world Vox Clamantis detail.jpgThis user realizes that people from the Middle Ages already thought that the Earth was spherical.
About me
♂This user is male.
YAThis user is a young adult.
Wiki stuff
theyThis user considers singular they standard English usage.
Rainbow trout transparent.pngIn an emergency, this user may be slapped with a trout.
Unbalanced scales.svgThis user strives to maintain a policy of neutrality on controversial issues.
NotCommons-emblem-copyrighted.svgThis user respects copyright and other intellectual property rights.
NPOVThis user gets quite annoyed when they see POV in the mainspace.
Drawn heart.svgThis user appreciates WikiLove.
Things that are a likely tip off of bad article writing
  1. A criticism section.
    See WP:CRITICISM. These sections are usually just an excuse for people to write why they don't like the subject.
  2. A controversies section.
    See above.
  3. A section that contains the phrase Accusations of... or Allegations of...
    A classic case of bad sanitized writing to try to please all parties. See WP:YESPOV. An article often can and should be written in a neutral way which gives equal time to points of view based on their weight, and yet is not so sanitized. These statements usually say everything at once, while simultaneously saying nothing at all. They tell the reader what Ann Coulter has said about something rather than what legitimate authorities, the scientific community, etc. has said about something. We must remember: someone's toes will be stepped on, and by sanitizing or removing the truth, we do the reader a disservice.
  4. A section detailing an issue which is overly important to the editors of Wikipedia. The demographic nature of Wikipedia is the young, western, English speaking, educated internet user, who's point of view is different than the general population of the world. These people in general have a stronger sentiment against global warming, sci-fi/fantasy and anime fiction, etc..
    See this article on fictioncruft.
    • Futaba Town - an article about one of the 56 distinct regions of Pokemon

(fortunately, it is now redirected).

  1. An article on any of the above issues.
    See WP:POVFORK.

Two examples:

  • Southern Baptist Convention, good example: there is no criticism section present, despite being a controversial organization, and its stances on controversial issues are properly in context, not cherry-picked, and not recentist.
  • Focus on the Family, bad example: there is a particularly uninhibited criticism and controversy section, which seems to simply be a vent against the organization. It contains a hodgepodge of criticisms only since 2006 (quite recentist), and they deal mainly with homosexuality, to the near exclusion of the many many other issues with this organization (political activism, alleged anti-Semitism, anti-abortion activism, anti-feminist, etc.)


Barnstars[edit]

Barnstars
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I award you this barnstar for all of your anti-vandalism work. I have always seen you making edits and I think its amazing that you have compiled so many edits in such a short amount of time. I have only been here since June and this is the first time I have addressed your talk page but after seeing all the work you have done I feel I have an obligation to give you this barnstar.Southern Texas 00:32, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Mighty Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Your efforts are very much appreciated. MONGO 00:48, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For tirelessly fighting vandals and reporting them at WP:AIV. Happy editing, Snowolf How can I help? 08:10, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
For your "conscience attack" -- for allowing civility to win out over your lesser nature -- I award you this little barnstar. Water it with kindness and it will grow! – Quadell (talk) (random) 14:29, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You always seem to be one minute ahead of my Vandal reverts. Well done Lantrix (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2008 (UTC)