User:The Mol Man
|This user has retired from the wiki.|
In the time that I've been on the wiki, I've successfully built a reputation of massive asshole. And in retrospect, I'm perfectly okay with that. When I call someone a "faggot", I mean it as an insult. The difference between me and most people, is that I'm not really afraid to say what's on my mind. If something is stupid, I don't see why I should feel reluctant to voice what I think. In fact, it confuses me when people don't say what's on their mind.
But it needs to be said that, regardless of my behavior, I really cared about this wiki. Nearly every edit I made was made because I genuinely believed that it was for the better. A lot of people probably thought I removed too much. I say I didn't remove nearly enough. When I saw trivia about a minor glitch, all I could think was "Who cares?" I set a higher standard than most for what I considered to be good or useful information.
I had a lot of fun editing. Unlike some people, I never used this account for automatic edits on this wiki. Even if I was making what seemed to be inhumanly fast edits, they were by hand. I made use of the tools we have on the wiki. I can probably attribute at least 100,000 edits to lists created by DPL. A wise man named James Evans once said, "Find clever ways to do things efficiently." That's extremely important to know. Especially on such a large wiki with such a relatively small established community.
Despite all the fun I had editing, I found wiki work just got increasingly stressful. And even though I don't really care about being blunt, sometimes I acted in ways that even I found inexcusable. I was never the model of behavior here or anywhere, but I never sought to be. I can't say I behaved exactly how I wanted to all the time, but I'm just going to accept everything I did for what it was.
This wasn't a quick or easy decision. Leaving has been on my mind for months. I sort of want to do more with my life, but that's difficult when you're trapped by this compulsion to fix things on a video game website. And I think that's the big reason I'm not that upset about the block. Wikia is a terrible company that has 0 interest for the integrity expected of a wiki. This new malware-esque bullshit was my breaking point. I feel no remorse for the nasty things I said, and I would gladly say them again. But even though I admit I was nasty, I was not "3 months block" nasty (an opinion shared by everyone else I've talked to). The staff member who blocked me knows I play a very important role here, yet he still made the decision to issue a blatantly punitive, unnecessarily harsh block. It's bad decision after bad decision with these guys, and I've had it. This is my chance to leave without being lured back by a typo to fix. If I don't take it now, I might not see an opportunity like this for a while.
My biggest regret is that I left so much unfinished. Something about my personality always has me undertaking large projects and then getting bored before I get to completing them. If you want to continue my legacy, there's so much to do:
- This list should help. on all relevant item pages.
storeparameter needs to be removed. This list should help.
on all relevant item pages; with that, the
- was experimental, but I think it'd be great to have it on tons of pages.
- still has plenty of licenses to go on; and with that, the removal of explicit categorization from files that use those licenses
- Vorago/Strategies isn't even half finished. A good chunk of information (this and this) never even made it to the mainspace.
- SMW got used a lot, but it never quite took off to the extent that I wanted it to.
- The groundwork for a good Bestiary has been started. Maybe Gaz can make it great like he did with equipment tables.
- A couple hundred pages still need their transcripts moved to the Transcript namespace. This list should help.
- Tons more infoboxes could have benefited from being modulized.