I'm going to start writing the article for ADF today. I'll make sure to read the stickies and whatnot. Hope it's okay to get a lolcow.wiki account for it when I get a good chunk of it written.
Thanks very much! I'm the sole writer at this point so I take full credit for all the badness in the layout. At the moment I'm mostly trying to just get the text in, and when that's done I'll work on the pictures, making it all look a bit nicer, &c. Going to try to get the period where he lived in his mother's house as perfect as I can, and then move onto the Occupy/Robert Wayne Stiles period. And thanks for the heads-up about the Kengle infobox, I'll definitely port that over.I just took a look at the ADF article and I want to say semper fidelis to anyone who's been working on it, thoroughly entertaining so far if a little messy. I mentioned in the Talk page that you can steal a biographical infobox from the Kengle page to summarise his batshit insanity from the get-go, and I know it's not done but I can confirm that during his Philly communist phase, he was active with the Occupy movement and also attracted the bemused ire of actual communists interested in activist work.
I've had this suggested to me a couple of times now and I really feel like this has to be it. I'm surprised he never actually explained this but I assume he was going for some sort of "beautiful thing blooming in the harsh, oppressive desert" sort of imagery (plus obviously the Israel connection). Anyway thanks!I saw that you wanted to know the origin of "Rotem". Well, the Rotem is a desert flower that's indigenous to Israel.
I tried to view the page but all the images on the page were broken.I gotta be brutally honest here. I did a comparison of this ADF article to the one that's on ED currently and the one on Lolcow Wiki is a whopping 11,000+ words as opposed to the 6272 words that's currently on the ED page. I think there are certain sections in this article that should be given their own subpages that link back to the main article to cut down on this issue. I can see Australatina having its own subpage for example. There are also some paragraphs that kinda look like huge text blocks that should be broken up too. Brevity and clarity are what we should be aiming for, though I do understand that ADF is the kind of cow with a lot of history to him.
For cows like ADF and Chris, I'm expecting that 5000-6000 words should be the absolute limit. The subpages should make it easier to attain this.
I like that idea. If it gets the main article to a state where it's at a more appropriate length and it's more readable to someone that's never heard of ADF before or to someone wanting to learn more about what their deal is, I'm on board with thisHello friends. I am working on an ADF Timeline.
I'm starting with the Wiki content that exists, and then I'll branch through the rest of the existing material archived, and on ED and KF. I'm going to try to be thorough with citation and link specific archives/images. I know that someone (@Ravenor? @Smutley?) has a personal ADF backup, so hopefully people will come an fill in what I miss. Feel free to add or edit, or leave suggestions on the Talk page.
For the article itself, we'll be able to pull a more succinct story from the timeline, and build a more coherent narrative. Later tonight I'm going to go through the article and try to give it some structure to prepare for the newer content.
(I don't have the missing images, though, but if I find them in my digging I'll add them.)
FYI I'm not tackling the actual content text yet, because I'm hoping a logical structure will appear on its own.I like that idea. If it gets the main article to a state where it's at a more appropriate length and it's more readable to someone that's never heard of ADF before or to someone wanting to learn more about what their deal is, I'm on board with this