|"If I can just get out of this situation alive, I will give up meat and sarcasm. Okay? That's all I got. It's pretty much my whole identity. Sokka, the meat and sarcasm guy. But I'm willing to be Sokka, the veggies and straight talk fellow. Deal?"|
|"Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source"|
|"The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one and the same. We are all one people, but we live as if divided"|
|— Guru Pathik|
For some reason, you have come here. I won’t ask you why, but if you really want to tell me I suppose you could put it on my message wall?
Anyway, a bit about me.
I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender around September last year. I absolutely loved it, and after I completed it I immediately researched everything I could about the show, finding out about the sequel series, learning all these little pieces of trivia about characters and voice actors, and just lapping up every single piece of information I could find.
Over time, I realised I kept coming back to this website. What was this mysterious place containing the answers to all my questions? I asked myself. I looked into it, and found out about Fandom and how it worked, and realised that the Avatar Wiki must have been edited by other fans of the show.
I’ve seen some other people say (type) that they found the ‘Wiki Activity’ button by accident, and it changed their lives. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same for me. I’d found out about editing by searching up how Fandom worked, so I never had the joy of stumbling across the fabled button, as I pretty much knew it would be there by the time I found it.
I began my time on the Avatar Wiki making an account. It took way too long, as I couldn’t pick a username, until I finally settled on ‘Aang on a sec’ (you can decide if it was time well spent), a play on the phrase hang on a sec, but with..... you know what, let’s just leave my username choices there.
Once I finally got started editing, I just made minor, rather unimportant edits that pretty much all got reverted, so, with low morale, I turned to threads.
I spent most of time discussing Shadowbending and Lightbending concepts with King Eliot and Zealous Gamer, and that was pretty much all I did. When the Discussion Boards were added to the Avatar Wiki, I......didn’t realise they had been added, and didn’t know they existed for the first week or so after they began. Eventually, I found my way onto them, made good friends with Echo and Blais, and began to have discussions with everyone.
It wasn’t until the Requests for moderator rights page as opened that I actually paid any attention to how Moderators helped the wiki. I realised that I would love to be in that role and that I had to apply. So I requested to be granted Moderator rights, and my request was.... (fairly) not granted, and the brilliant administrator HammerOfThor gave me some guidance on what moderating actually is, and how moderator rights are given to help people to moderate posts, not enable them to. You really don’t have to be a moderator to moderate, the rights just make doing it a bit easier. He suggested that I start helping to moderate, and that I might be able to get the rights in future. So I started moderating and trying to help users wherever I could, spurred on by the possibility that I could be a moderator someday.
Then a week later, I recieved a message from HammerOfThor saying that if I was still interested, my request for moderator rights would be accepted. When I read that, I nearly fell off my chair. I had expected it to be months before I might apply for rights again, so this came at a great surprise to me. I’ve never typed a reply so fast.
So later that day, exactly three months after I joined the wiki, I was given the user rights for Discussion Moderator. Somehow. And that’s about it. Looking back, I wasn’t being entirely accurate when I said ‘a bit about me’. Oh well, if your still reading then your were clearly interested enough to get to the end. So, whoever you are reading this dull... thing I have just written, you have shown perseverance and grit to get to the end. Congratulations! With all these great characteristics you have shown, I’d really like to meet you, so why don’t you stop by my message wall and say hi (unless you decided to tell me why you came to my user page after reading the start of this, then you’ve already said hi. Once is enough. ;))
See you around!
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