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On 1 May 2009, for reasons that only GodJesus knows, Christian Weston Chandler registered on Wikipedia as ChrisChanSonichu. He created a user page that is to record one of the most in depth autobiographical accounts of his life.[1]

A user page is not an article, and therefore not under the same strict guidelines as an article, but such an extensively biographical one is still a flagrant violation of Wikipedia policy. Wikipedia community tends to frown on use of the user pages as web space ("Wikipedia is not MySpace"); the user pages should usually be reserved for purposes somehow related to the Wikipedia project, and user pages for users who don't contribute anything to the articles frequently get deleted. Chris, of course, made it abundantly clear that he's not interested in contributing to the articles.

Chris's user page was deleted by a Wikipedia admin believing it to be the work of a troll. Sadly, as the details show, this was the real deal.

The other thing Chris did was add his name to the article on high-functioning autism, under the list of "famous individuals that may have had many different variations of autism along with HFA."[2][3] The kicker is that he put himself right next to Michelangelo. Again.

To date, the "Christian Weston Chandler" article on Wikipedia has been created by trolls four times and deleted each time: February 15, March 26, April 28 and May 3, 2009.[4] It has also been "salted," or protected so that it cannot be re-created under that title. Chris's account was also blocked indefinitely, although the blocking admin believed that his account was a sockpuppet of a troll, and not the genuine article.

May 2009 drama

In a video on May 3, Chris makes a case for his worthiness and rallies his True and Honest fans to restore his biography. He also posted the following on his Wikipedia discussion page:

Dear Sir/Madam,

LOOK, I do not have the appropriate calm state of mind to make time to READ those numerous upon numerous small-print details, much less memorize them. I have had a LOT of SLANDEROUS TWISTS OF MY OWN WORDS done unto me in the past SOO MUCH, it is HARDEST for me to get a job in a place that does background checks, only to find that cursed E.D. Page those EVIL TROLLS created against me at the TOP of the list.

I started my OWN Wikipedia page to hopefully counter that and better the people's General Understand of the Noble Gentleman I truly am. I SPENT HOURS, recalling MEMORY after MEMORY to type up the HONEST-TO-GOD TRUTH.

I DO NOT CARE about the erroneous listings or false information listed on other pages; I ONLY WISH TO TELL THE TRUTH AND SPREAD IT ON THE INTERNET.

Plus, I have Vanessa Anne Hudgens as an honest, very close Gal-Pal, and you know very well how powerful she is as a STAR.

I have created a video on YouTube respectfully asking to leave my Wikipedia ALONE with MY HONEST TRUTH from MY OWN High-Functioning Autistic Head; my LOYAL FANBASE will be sending you letters.


--Christian Weston Chandler (talk) 01:25, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

In short, Chris doesn't give a shit about contributing to Wikipedia, only wanting free PR.

Other Wikipedia edits of note

Megan disapproves.
Cole approves.

In January and February 2010, Megan (or a person pretending to be her) removed references to Chris from the Wikipedia articles on Manchester High School and Cole Smithey.[5] Her edit summaries both ended with "that was either put there by vandals or by Christian under the assumption he is important enough to be mentioned (he is mentally handicapped)." Less than a day later, her edit summaries were struck out.

The articles' histories indicate that both mentions of Chris were added by anonymous users who most likely are not Chris, as the genuine article would have been far more verbose and rambling. One editor cited this very wiki as a reference, running afoul of Wikipedia's policy on reliable sources. As our own Wwwwolf put it, "Sorry, but Chris can't be mentioned here either unless there are reliable sources for this. That means actual publications. Also see Biographies of Living Persons on why sourcing stuff in biographies is such a big deal. This is not CWCki or ED; please remember Wikipedia's rules." Skimming through the talk page and edit history of any article even remotely connected with Chris reveals large amounts of petty vandalism from slow-in-the-minds.[6] This has led Wikipedia to set their edit filter to prevent users from making edits with Chris related phrases.[7]

On 22 February 2010, the article on Cole Smithey was placed up for deletion.[8] The first two votes in the discussion both called for deletion of the article, and both made explicit mention of Chris; the second one read, "Strong delete unless somebody wishes to write a sourced, neutral article about him. Otherwise, this serves as cannon fodder for the ChrisChan Sonichu fanatics over at Encyclopedia Dramatica." The article was deleted on 1 March.

It should also be noted that an account with the name Cole Smithey edited the Wikipedia article on Cole, and spammed film articles with links to his reviews. Whether or not this is the real Cole remains to be seen.

August 2010

Note that it calls us an "infamous" wiki.

On 13 August 2010, a new article on Mr. Chandler was created under the name Christian W. Chandler. The article consisted of the following:

Christian Weston Chandler (born Christopher Weston Chandler on 24 February 1982) is an illustrator from Charlottesville, Virginia. He is known mainly as the creator of Sonichu, a fan fiction comic based off the Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon franchise. He was also featured in the May 2004 issue of Nintendo Power for his documentary, the April 2005 issue of Nintendo Power, and the community college newspaper for Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Christian Weston Chandler's birth name was, in fact, Christopher. It took a chance encounter with Leonard Bearstein in Regency Square Mall for his current name to be bestowed upon him. Aged 11 at the time, Chris and his father were in the mall for holiday shopping when Chris came across Leonard and engaged him in conversation. The man behind the microphone, mishearing the name "Christopher", addressed the young boy as Christian, a name that struck a chord within the young Chandler's heart. All it took was one legal name change for Christian to assume the identity he carries with him to this day. He acknowledges jokingly that it was as if God spoke through the bear to give him the name he always wanted.

The article used Chris's two Nintendo Power appearances, as well as the writeup in the PVCC Forum and the IT TOOK A TALKING BEAR TO GIVE THE NAME A YOUNG BOY LOVES as references. Only a day later, this article was also nominated for deletion; it got deleted less than an hour-and-a-half later after the author requested it be deleted.[9] Further inspection showed that the article creator was a sockpuppet of a user who had previously been banned from Wikipedia.

October 2010

On 1 October 2010, yet another new article on Mr. Chandler was created in userspace.[10] It was deleted a day later, but how its discovery by administrators happened remains unknown.


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