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Self portrait image of Brian E. Logan by User:Bearian.
Self portrait image of Brian E. Logan by User:Bearian.
Name Brian E. Logan
Birth place Bronx, New York  United States
Current location Albany, New York,  United States
Education and employment
Occupation Attorney and Professor
Amateur scientist
Employer Bryant & Stratton College
Education B.A., J.D.
High school The Bronx High School of Science
College SUNY New Paltz
University Albany Law School of Union University
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Religion Episcopal Church USA
Politics Progressive Democratic
Aliases Bearian
Contact info

Hi there! I am Brian E. Logan. I have taught paralegal studies, business law, and criminal justice at Bryant & Stratton College for 15 years. Previously, I held a variety of jobs, including as an associate attorney and corporate trainer. I consider myself a polymath: I graduated from The Bronx High School of Science, and in college, I majored in political science, minored in biology, and earned significant academic credits in chemistry, physics, psychology, and sociology. I hold a doctorate in law from the law school of the oldest nonsectarian private university in North America. I am barely notable in real life. I may not be a notable academic, but I am famous at my college and even in my sector of Higher Ed.

Not that any of that matters here, because Wikipedia relies not on expertise but on reliable, verifiable, and independent sources. I have been an editor for Wikipedia since February 7, 2007. With over 56,000 edits, and 186 articles created, I am one of the top most prolific Wikipedians; as of October 23, 2013 at # 715 (I have been falling behind as of late). I was chosen an administrator six years ago, on September 27, 2007, and am one of about 1,430 admins on English Wikipedia.

Potential biases

I have been a member of the Sierra Club for about a decade.

In 2001, I was received into the Episcopal Church USA from the Roman Catholic church. For the foreseeable future, I am not editing any articles or AfDs regarding Christian camps/schools, which seem to be the Third rail of Wikipedia.

I have been a member of the Democratic Party (United States) for many years; while I am no longer a committeeman, in the past two years, I have been a political consultant and an election inspector, for which I am paid (in 2012, that was about $1,500 total; in 2013, that was less than $400; in 2014 I don't expect much more). I have not been paid, nor do I expect to be paid, for any such editing in 2013 or 2014.

I am an attorney, but nothing I write on this website should be interpreted as creating an attorney-client relationship or providing legal advice.

My fiance′ is an Asian-American nursing educator, baritone, and film producer.

Wherever I personally know, or am related to, a person, I try to disclose that fact when I have edited their article. This includes classmates, pen-pals, distant relatives, and people I've met. I have indicated so on my contributions page with a Symbol confirmed.svg, which indicates a person who I know (or knew) personally. I have used a Pictogram voting keep.svg to indicate a place that I have visited personally, or cultural phenomenon that I have experienced.

I despise bigotry in its many forms.

I have been owned by several cats and a dog, but am currently not owned by any four-legged companion animals.

I have not been paid to edit by, nor asked to edit pages related to, my primary employer, Bryant & Stratton College.

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Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 54943
Edits+Deleted 59571
Pages deleted 2257
Pages restored 25
Pages protected 556
Pages unprotected 8
Protections modified 36
Users blocked 965
Users reblocked 11
Users unblocked 42
User rights modified 1
Users created 1

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Who I am
Hibernian Flag of the United Kingdom.svg This user is of Irish and British ancestry.
This user is of Scottish ancestry.
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This user has a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
This user attends or attended the Bronx High School of Science.
This user wears corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses, without which they'd be as blind as a bat!
Where I am
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New York City.
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How I communicate
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Science interests
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This user supports protection of the environment.
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This user is interested in
DNA and Genetics
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Music interests
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History interests
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This user is interested in the
British Isles.
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art history.
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This user is a bear. Grr!
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How and where I travel
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This user is interested in maps and mapmaking.
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This user has visited 48 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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This user has visited 2 of the 13 provinces and territories.
This user has set foot in 10 countries of the world.
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ghost towns.
My work on Wikipedia
Wikipedia Administrator.svg This user has been an admin for
6 years, 6 months and 28 days.
No sign.svg This administrator can and will make difficult blocks if needed.
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Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 7 years, 2 months and 17 days.
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57,000+ This user has made over 57,000 edits
Pencil.svg This user has created 186 articles on Wikipedia.
Symbol question.svg This user has written or expanded 13 Did You Know articles on the Main Page.
Gnome-help-browser.svg This user has rescued 112 articles by improving them in the face of pending deletion.
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vn-57 This editor's user page, talk page and/or subpages have been vandalized 57 times.
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No automated tools This user does not use automated or semi-automated editing tools.
UAR This editor believes that account creation keeps people accountable here on Wikipedia.
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☺ This user is a member of the
Welcoming Committee.
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Don't bite
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WikiProject Travel and Tourism.
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WikiProject Energy
This user edits articles about New York State Routes.
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WikiProject Capital District.
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WikiProject Japan.
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What I like to eat and drink
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This user's favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.
C2H5OH-1 This user drinks relatively infrequently. He or she is probably the better for it.
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This user loves
Japanese Food
Political interests
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This user supports the Democratic Party of the United States.
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Template burgled from other users. Thanks, guys!

Barnstars and similar kudos

Ok openclipart.png This user is OK!
You are hereby awarded the Infrangible seal of approval for outstanding contributions and overall coolness. ~ Infrangible 00:22, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

GoodHeartBarnstar.png The Good Heart Barnstar
For not only unblocking and apologizing to users they blocked in error but actually having the courage to come on WP:AN and make a public apology (which is far above and beyond standard procedure), I award you, Bearian, this barnstar. Mr.Z-man 02:27, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Resilient Barnstar.png The Resilient Barnstar
For your willingness to listen to others and respond with grace and humility to what you perceive as valid concern. Moonriddengirl (talk) 18:21, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

AFDstar.png The AFD Barnstar
I like your contributions at WP:AFD; they're helpful. I awarded the same barnstar to User:Dhartung earlier today for similar reasons. You seem to have a sound judgement of what is and what is not notable.h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 01:58, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Anti-Flame Ribbon.png I know this comes a little late, but life has been hectic for me recently. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I really appreciated the level of neutrality I feel you brought to rough waters of Law of Palestine. I therefore, hereby award you this Ribbon of Merit for conflict resolution. (See The Anti-Flame Barnstar) -Thibbs (talk) 19:39, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For making my day by ridding Wikipedia of another disruptive and abusive editor, cheers! ...Dave1185 (talk) 20:25, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your on- and off-wiki work on the Jack Greenberg (lawyer) article and AFD discussion. THF (talk) 17:07, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar, for good deed #1 The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is for finding good sources for Arkansas_state_elections,_2006, with just a few clicks of the mouse. GeorgeLouis (talk) 02:26, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Too often great editors like you are overlooked and not given the credit deserved for all their great contributions. So I am awarding you this barnstar to let you know I greatly appreciate all you do for Wikipedia, and please keep up the outstanding work!! Also a special thank you for getting me out of my slump, and making my break last only four days by showing you do appreciate me/care! Thanks! CTJF83 chat 03:03, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Admin Barnstar.png The Admin's Barnstar
For being such a hardworking, friendly, and all-around great admin (and editor!). It's always good to see your name around: I'm glad I voted for you all those years ago. Acalamari 20:39, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
For cleaning up and helping save Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation, I award you this Editor's Barnstar! m.o.p 05:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
For being an outstandingly good all round editor and admin. FeydHuxtable (talk) 18:12, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Food Barnstar Hires.png The Food and Drink Barnstar   
Thanks for creating the new Pule cheese article and for expanding Wikipedia's coverage of food-related topics. Northamerica1000(talk) 06:59, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Beer Barnstar.png The Beer Barnstar
This is in appreciation for your editting of alcohol laws of New Jersey, which will hopefully soon be a feature article. I particularly liked the photo of Feigenspan's Brewery. DavidinNJ (talk) 17:49, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
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This is the Seal of Official Acknowledgement of The Esoteric Wikipedia Cabal. The Seal is definitive proof that, as from the date appended to the Seal, you have been Cleansed of all Suspicions of being Apprentice to the Evil Witchhunter. A Special Fire Ritual has been conducted on your behalf which has purified All Links with your Activities on Wikipedia, and these have been freed from Nefariousness as far as your particular personhood is concerned. The Ritual has also conferred upon you the ability to continue associating with Vile Presences on Wikipedia without being Tainted. – Secret Inquisitor of the The Esoteric Wikipedia Cabal 06:06, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

The Cabal does not have the power to absolve you from illegally shortening Pope Francis's name, and we advise that you should most urgently appeal to a higher authority.
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Thank you for quality articles and contributions to articles concerning law, such as Alcohol laws of New Jersey, for articles rescued from deletion, for factual articles on people you know and an informative infobox of yourself, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:20, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you!

Cheeseburger.png Thanks for your message on the discussion about Religious harmony in India --Abhijeet Safai (talk) 11:39, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

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Bearian has been inducted into the Order of the Mop,
for their commitment and dedication and is entitled
to display this award for being a fantastic admin,
Kind regards, thanks and happy editing,
James (TC) • 04:48, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

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A kitten for you!


Nice job saving the article Nuclear gypsy!

--Jakob (talk) 23:13, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome! Bearian (talk) 14:02, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Christian Barnstar.png The Christianity Barnstar
Thanks for all your contributions to WikiProject:Christianity related articles, especially your recent creation of Pram service! Keep up the good work! With regards, AnupamTalk 02:47, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


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