In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice, they are not. -- Anon
We see what we want to see, hear what we want to hear, and ultimately believe what we want to believe. AKA: Confirmation Bias
To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. -- Attributed to Mark Twain.
Our honesty is the biggest spiritual gift we can give each other. -- Nobbydude
Links to my subpagesEdit
- User:Becksguy/Deletion Discussions - List of deletion discussions I participated/am participating in.
- User:Becksguy/monobook.js - My monobook Java scripts.
- User:Becksguy/huggle.css - My Huggle settings.
- User:Becksguy/Information_Flow_on_Campus:_A_Closer_Look_at_Wikipedia - Text from 2600 article
Useful and Quick LinksEdit
- Wikipedia:Editor's index to Wikipedia
- wmf:Resolution:Biographies of living people - The Wikimedia Foundation Resolution on Biographies of living people.
- WP:BLP: Biographies of living persons must be written conservatively, with regard for the subject's privacy. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a tabloid paper; it is not our job to be sensationalist, or to be the primary vehicle for the spread of titillating claims about people's lives. The possibility of harm to living subjects is one of the important factors to be considered when exercising editorial judgment.
- Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Badlydrawnjeff - Basic content inclusion principles for any article, especially including all biographies, should be "Do no harm" and "Respect basic human dignity", as shown in the WP:ArbCom case from 2007.
- Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Footnoted quotes - ArbCom case from which comes:
- WP:BLPBAN - Special enforcement on biographies of living persons.
Tools (Individualized for me)Edit
Useful Transcluded stuffEdit
Articles I createdEdit
- American Cookery - 29 May 2007
- Gaiety Theatre, New York (Male Burlesque) - 5 June 2007
- Culinary Historians of New York - Speedy deleted on 12 June 2007 (as it justifiably was)
- New York Native - 15 December 2007
- The Violet Quill - 12 June 2008
- Bert Powers - 13 December 2009
- 2015 East Village explosion - 8 April 2015