From the discussion section of the Wikipedia article on symmetry,
a colloquy from October, 2005:
A semi-educated mathematician who ironically happens to be a certified crank, Steven Cullinane, has recently taken a great interest in this page. Undoubtedly, other math pages as well. Numerous edits have been made by him over the last two months which should all be scrutinized very critically. Self-promotion, original research (if it can be truly defined as such) and trivial digressions to reference his works abound. His hall-of-fame status at Crank-Dot-Net speaks for itself ...
Crank-Dot-Net | Mathematics
Did you really think I would not move to verify any of your claims?
Regardless of who manages it, Crank-Dot-Net is NOT a crank web site! It is well-reviewed and recommended by numerous reputable, educational organizations as being responsible. Its founder, Erik Max Francis is NOT an uneducated ignoramus as you misleadingly describe him (more or less).
Ashay Dharwadker is a college mathematics teacher who is definitely NOT a crank for attempting to solve the 4-color theorem in a manner you disapprove of or fail to understand.
Derek Nalls is an expert inventor of chess variants I admittedly admire. Now, chess variants are a subject you know very damned little about. He has also created a nonstandard arithmetic of debatable value.
I am not going to compare myself to any of the above individuals. This notice is about you, Cullinane, and not your smokescreen of wild accusations against others.
You seem to believe that you are going to distract or trick people into thinking you must be a real mathematician by quite vocally calling others who have the vision to create new, original or controversial theories "cranks". You are just looking for easy, cheap shots to capitalize upon. You are a "crank".
I will pass along your collection of references in nonstandard arithmetic-math to Nalls. Thank you!
I can only guess what the dissention is over the proper MSC usage. I will NOT pass this fastidious, petty-hateful beef of yours along to him.
For future reference, never treat constructive editors in the unconscionably creepy, underhanded and vicious manner you did me. Yes, I made the mistake of placing one inappropriate math link upon this page (which was reverted) and I am tired of being ridiculed by you for it. You have made 3 mistakes requiring and justifying reversion upon the same page. So ... Weeks later, when I was messing-around in my spare time and discovered that I had been shouted-down by a known crank (namely, you), I felt resentment and accepted the social responsibility to expose you as such.
Of course, you have my unreserved permission to delete this entire section (including this paragraph) as being "baseless libel" against you. It is only fair that I give you the benefit of the doubt on the chance that you are a victim of unjust publicity. Just consider this a shocking simulation or abject lesson. Then, reflect upon what your reputation will soon look like at Wikipedia and across the internet if you persist in behaving so badly.
For my part, this discussion is over as it does not address the topic of symmetry.