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Hello, my name is Ed Poor. Have I told you about my 20 years of experience at Wikipedia?
I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer [1]

Ed "Don't be a dick" Poor [2] (AKA User #188)[3] was a Wikipedia (WP) sysop and bureaucrat before coming over to Conservapedia (CP). Although a long-standing member of the Wikipedia community, "Uncle Ed" (as he styles himself in his sigs) has been a member of the Unification Church since August 1977 and often decidedly conservative in his contributions. Despite that, for the most part he was a well-respected and highly valued contributor at WP, with much good work under his belt,[citation needed] until 2006 or so, when he started letting the power go to his head. After several incidents led to RfCs and eventually to Arbcom, Ed lost almost all of his privileges above basic editing.

For some reason in his lengthy history on Wikipedia he didn't learn how to write even a halfway encyclopedic article (even on topics he is not biased on).

Ed the Conservapedian

A screencap of the masterpiece

He is now a respected dickhead sysop at Conservapedia, where his biases and power games are welcomed and allowed to run rampant. He has created vast amounts of absurdly short stubs, usually consisting of a single, vague quote (possibly inspired by Conservative). His relics include the "Communism and feminism" article [1], the "Platypus jokes" section [2] and the fabled "Two meters". For some reason he thinks this is worth reporting to his master, who then feels he must compliment Ed (the same way a parent compliments his child when s/he makes horrible drawings).

Ed is King Midas, except that everytime he touches an article, it turns into crap: The Poor Touch. He also manages Conservapedia's slave labor through the use of writing assignments. According to Ed, refusing such an assignment is a valid reason for a block.

Ed the Wikipedian

As one of the earliest editors on WP he was raised to almost Jimbo Wales status. His POV pushing and controversial editing administrative manner, however, resulted in him being reduced to editor. However, despite his lowly status he never tires of reminding people he was wikipedia's 188th user, as if it was an achievement. An interesting article started by him on WP is: "writing for the enemy" in which he lauds the "try to 'walk a mile in their' shoes instead of judging them" attitude towards dispute resolution. Sadly he has not carried this through to CP or implemented at WP.

Check out Ed's contributions to Wikipedia. There's always a laugh to be had somewhere in there. His MO is to create drive by stubs, often with a single quote, just like he does at Conservapedia. When he isn't creating janitorial work for other users, he's demanding they help him maintain his delusions. "Uncle" Ed is little more than a wikipedia parasite.

A rather amusing entry on his WP "user talk" page:

You have no conscience

The fact that a philistine like you contributes here is a testament to why wikipedia will always fail. Read a book sometime. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 20:59, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Ed Moon

He has reverted critical edits to, and subsequently locked, the articles about the Unification Church and Rev. Moon, blocked the editors who made these critical contributions and is now deleting all articles about Unification Church-affiliated organizations/"fronts". In August 2006, it was noted at dailykos.com, by someone commenting under the handle "lotlizard":

"A timely warning that includes the netroots too"
We mustn't let our guard down here either. Web communities and media projects are just as susceptible to this kind of manipulation. Consider the editing of the Sun Myung Moon article on Wikipedia. The article's content has been heavily influenced, if not controlled outright, by a self-appointed gatekeeper known by the userid "Ed Poor" (comments are signed using an alias "Uncle Ed"). According to his own declaration, "Uncle Ed" has been a follower of the Unification Church since 1977."

Ed has responded to this statement:

Nah, I put half of them back. I just objected to their plagiaristic nature. Take a look at 'em now!


He recently (July 19 2008) became active at Wikiversity (he joined in March 2006) and asks "Should I apply for adminship here?" (in the edit comment). He's raising the spectre of those evilutionists again, complaining about being outnumbered on Wikipedia.

Ed's job

It has been suggested that Ed is a full time employee of the Moony 'church' as his prolific web contributions would seem to leave him little time for anything else

Ed also runs a Moonie "Family Fellowship Church Development" team (read "missionary") in Manhattan.

  • That team disbanded.

Ed was a prolific contributor to the New World Encyclopedia, (where he was Bureaucrated in May 2007) but apparently stopped in October 2007.

  • I only contributed one article - my help was technical, behind the scenes stuff.

Ed claims to be a music teacher, and had later claimed to have a creative writing class, but it appears to have fizzled after only a week.


When the Eds rise, civilization will fall.

Ed the blocker

Ed bollocks blocks unfairly.

Ed Poor also blocks without warning, giving block reasons inconsistent with contributions. [4]

Ed and young women

Sometimes, Poor can become really creepy when discerning unhealthy erotic undertones from sundry topics:

Ed the Wikimeister

OK, someone else can do the hard work..

Ed the Moony

File:Schlafly Poorhol.jpg
Ed has won some [sic] renown for his myriad personalities, which are as varied as they are random, and being in possession of one of Convservapedia's most unsettling grins.

Ed and furriners

  • Who is welcome? Not uppity ragheads, that's for sure!
  • Temporarily sworn off the kiddies-and-sex crusade, you just know Ed's gotta have a dabble with the "Nigger"
  • Ed's type always "start with the Jews" - what do those kike faggots expect?
  • Letting a Moonie edit about Judaism is akin to letting bin Laden edit about America
  • And don't forget, Jewish boy scouts eat babies, too

Ed and the queers

Ed the mathematician and educator

  • Math teacher Ed can't describe a bell curve, but he knows it has something to do with those stoopid lawn jockeys, right Ed?
  • Come on now, be honest: do you actually mean that you help your kids with their homework Ed? As opposed to formally teaching "SAT math prep"?

Ed and others look after Jesus

SandraD who had already been warned replaced Conservapedia’s Jesus article with RationalWiki’s Jesus. Chungpennac noticed something and added his own touch. Ed poor reverted back to RationalWiki version. TK made a minor revision leaving RationalWiki’s article roughly as it was. It took 4 revisions before Eddie noticed what was wrong and reverted RationalWiki’s article. It’s now protected till Nov 25th. There are plenty of other Conservapedia articles where RationalWiki articles would look nice (hint hint!).

Naughty Ed

Uncyclopedia knows how to punish such behaviour.

Ed & Porn (Naughty "Uncle" Ed 2)

"Uncle" Ed seems to be a little bit confused about just what is acceptable on a "family friendly" site. For example:

  • He deletes an image of a cartoon French maid, claiming that it's "a little bit too sexy for a “family” site."
  • He removes references to the victims being prostitutes in the cp:Jack the Ripper article, replacing the word "prostitute" with "women", whilst exclaiming "Don’t make it so lurid – I’ve got kids" in the edit comment.

However, as much as mention of French maids and prostitutes might make him flustered, Ed has no problem:

From Talk:Hard-core pornographyimg Do we want an article on this? I have a lot of information, but it might disturb members of our target audience. --Ed Poor 08:47, 17 April 2007

This probably isn't somebody you should give your real name and phone number, even if he does ask nicely to "get in touch" off-site.

Modest Ed

Ed Poor's user page at Wikipedia

Ed claims to be modest but never seems to miss an opportunity to boast.

  • "I am a SYSOP on this site, elected unanimously by the student board on my 6th day here."[7]
  • "...it just so happens that nearly every word I type, link I create, article or template I start - gains instant and widespread acceptance."[7]
  • "I've also taught SAT math prep, so if your article has any errors in arithmetic or statistics, prepare for a shock. I might just delete your entire contribution.
    I'm also pretty good at science, logic, history, etc. "[7]
  • "And since I'm user #188 at Wikipedia..." [8]
  • "I have a fairly good idea of what is encyclopedic. I have extensive experience in this matter, on two major online encyclopedia projects. One is Wikipedia, which I helped turn into the world's top ten website (Our emphasis). Another is the New World Encyclopedia, where I influenced hiring decisions of top management personnel (4 out of the 5 people I recommended are still there). I got the managing editor his job. I trained the area editors, then taught the managing editor's wife how to do this training in my place. I influenced the hiring of the physical science editor, the philosophy editor, and the social science editor. If deciding what is or is not encyclopedic is a crime, then I plead guilty as charged.[9]
  • "Ed is one of the first 200 contributors to join Wikipedia and is one of the top 200 contributors (by number of edits)."[10] Ed lists his awards on his Wikipedia user page, the awards in question being ones that editors award themselves on reaching a certain length of service and nunber of edits. It's easy for Ed to achieve the long-service, since he appears to have little else to do with his life, but the number of edits is pretty meaningless. Ed appears in the top 200 because he is indeed a regular contributor, but it's helped by his habit of compulsive saving in between minor edits. This practice, while not incorrect, results in a convoluted article history and a great big edit count for Ed. If Ed were a student sitting an English exam, he'd write three words and then call a teacher over to count the number of words he's written, repeating that process every few words until he had completed his 4000 word essay. Ed's edit count is also unimpressive in light of his habit of creating stubs.

The old Ed

March 30, 1999, on Career Guide for Engineers and Computer Scientists:
I'm a college dropout (actually, "required to withdraw" from Tufts), and I've managed to flunk freshman English nearly ten times. But I'm making $75,000 a year as a computer programmer, using virtually nothing I ever was taught in my computer science courses. Moral of the story: forget about degrees, it's accomplishment that counts. Sorry, I have to go because my non-technical boss will fire me if I surf the Internet any more today.
source, Presumably the Ed we know and love?

If this is Ed, how come he's teaching writing classes?

Ed the master of the obscure

As already mentioned, Ed favors adding stubs rather than serious contributions to Conservapedia. This could be taken as a sign that he's lazy, but Ed's contributions also tend to be a little esoteric. An unkind observer could describe Ed's contributions as being an attempt to live blog his steady descent in to madness.

Generally his brain farts consist of creating a stub consisting of a quote supporting an opinion he has on something odd, but Ed outdone himself when he created the category Movies about football coaches with 11-year-old daughters. Some would consider this to be a very limited genre, and sympathy most be shown for the poor sod receiving a writing assignment to create articles to fill this category. At the time of writing Ed had found two movies that fit this genre, although no sane person could even speculate as to why anyone would ever wake up one morning and wish to find a list of football movies containing coaches with 11-year-old daughters.


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Sysops page!

  • He couldn't keep his word after all, and is caught dabbling with incest, which he assures us is something that "happens"
  • Oh really? We never noticed
  • Can I hear a "Zieg heil!"? Ed polishes the jackboots with some of that "Divine Principle" wax
  • What you talkin bout Derek?? In Ed's atlas, the whole continent is simply labelled "Here Be Coons"
  • Freudian slip or cosmic truth? I LOLd when I read this: meet Ed, get blocked
  • Are you sure this isn't a misspelling of block and revert, Ed?
  • Its not Hate speech - it's just Ed's "love mumbles". No offence.
  • Let's get this down to a size where we can brush it under the carpet, or make it wear big sun glasses for a few days, right, Ed? Besides, she asked for it. Bitch.
  • Too late, Edzilla
  • Some ho' asks for cooperation and maturity... Ed gives it his best shot... but has already been spotted leaving the 7/11 with a brown paper bag
  • If `this is how he treats his favourite users, lor' ha' mercy 'pon the rest of you!
  • Of course not, Wilbur! Why, bless him, Ed thinks every white man should own one. And thanks for asking.
  • I'm surprised that anyone would question my philosophical expertise; those who feel entitled to do so ought to review Conservapedia:Avoid personal remarks.[3]
  • "No one here has rights."
  • Ed on Conservapedia's tolerance: "But senior staff have been amazingly tolerant of opposing ideas here so far and I reason to hope they will continue to do {sic} so." (From his user page 01 Dec 08)
  • "We in the West are still waiting for the official apologies from Japan for the Rape of Nanking" (said to JessicaT, as if the whole thing was her fault.) Not to mention "Asians eat weird things."
  • "Blind faith in socialism is worse than any plague or narcotic.
  • (That's enough Ed. Ed)[11]


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  1. Comment here.
  2. Rhymes with "spoor"
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk%3AEskimo_words_for_snow&diff=273467906&oldid=263446174
  4. http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Conservapedia:An_open_letter_from_a_disillusioned_conservapedian
  5. Here's what happens if you edit someone else's quote on Uncyclopedia.
  6. Edit History of CP's Pornography article
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "
  8. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Wikipedia&diff=next&oldid=66856 Ed asserts his WP seniority
  9. 21 May 2008. Thanks TK!
  10. Ed's accolades (self-awarded)
  11. Private Eye in-joke ( see page 94)

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