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SEMI-RETIRED
This user is no longer very active on Wikipedia.

I joined Wikipedia as an editor on June 7, 2015 after years of relying on it to find information of practical use to me and to satisfy my idle curiosity. I'm an administrator and CheckUser. I was elected to the Arbitration Committee for the 2018–19 term. I'm also a BAG member and operate the bot BU RoBOT. I'm tangentially involved with the account creation team, where I mostly assist with CheckUser-related matters.

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Editing interestsEdit

  • Various administrative tasks (WP:SPI, edit filters, WP:BAG, etc.)
  • Copyright matters and maintaining the file namespace (WP:FFD, transferring to Commons, etc.)
  • Maintaining the template space at WP:TFD and WP:TFD/H, primarily through closing discussions and implementing those closes.
  • Categorization, including closing discussions at WP:CFD
  • Botwork, generally related to templates or WikiProject tagging. I've also recently taken on gnome-like tasks such as replacing hyphens with endashes in date ranges.
  • Canadian football biographies (don't even ask, I don't know how I got into that)

DYK creditsEdit

Good ArticlesEdit

Barnstars/VanityEdit

  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For catching an article that I deleted at WP:CSD that needed a second chance, and bringing it to my attention, I award you this defender of the wiki Barnstar! Remember, be bold, and never be afraid to say "hey, why did you do that, I think it was a mistake"! Keep up the good work. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 16:21, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
  The Civility Barnstar
I have followed your contributions, and I highly appreciate all you do in wiki. Most of it is unexpectingly beautiful and generous. Cimcimcakungashijaku (talk) 00:22, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for the tips! CFLDaily (talk) 02:29, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For clearing out - and this is a scientific measurement - a metric shitton of the holding cell backlog. Opabinia regalis (talk) 07:50, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
  The Peer Review Barnstar
Thanks for your invaluable contribution to Wikipedia peer review by automating the closure of old reviews again. You've made a big difference and we all appreciate it! --Tom (LT) (talk) 12:10, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
  The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on getting 25 DYKs featured on the homepage, and thanks for the excellent work you have put into creating articles about Canadian football. Ashorocetus (talk | contribs) 04:47, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
For over 30,000 contributions to Wikipedia I award you the Editor's Barnstar. HighInBC 01:17, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
  The Category Barnstar
Please receive this barnstar for cleaning up the enormous backlog that we had on Wikipedia:Categories for Discussion in a very short time period. Thanks very much and hopefully you keep closing new CfD discussions which pop up every day. Marcocapelle (talk) 05:18, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
  The Admin's Barnstar
with this barnstorm and a congrats from me. :p—cyberpowerChat:Online 09:01, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for reverting the edits of Parsecboy on {{Destroyers of the Indian Navy}} and {{Submarines of the Indian Navy}} and protecting the purpose of the template creation. Regards, KCVelaga ☚╣✉╠☛ 00:18, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  The Civility Barnstar
I'm sorry for being too harsh. It was not my intention to hurt you. After looking at this [1], I realized that you were right all along and I was wrong! Please accept my sincere apology for the mistake and be rest assured that something like this won't happen again. Mona778 (talk) 04:29, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
  The Admin's Barnstar
Looks like you're not running low on barnstars as of late... but I've been meaning to hand out this one to you. You've been an admin for almost two months now, and I just wanted to say I think you have been exemplary. Continually I find myself admiring your judgement and moreover your commitment to getting shit done :) Thanks for your hard work. So glad to have you around! MusikAnimal talk 19:23, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For your tireless, well-reasoned and patiently explained opposition to the recent proposals at Wikipedia talk:Conflict of interest that would weaken and carve mile-wide loopholes in the policies and practices that protect Wikipedia editors' privacy and shield them from harassment. Thryduulf (talk) 12:23, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
  The Diligent Librarian Barnstar
For exemplary service at the Resource Exchange, tirelessly delivering the reliable sources on which this encyclopedia depends, please accept this award. :) – For doing God's work at WP:RX czar 06:14, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
I'm kind of amazed that you went and dug up a 1976 article in a defunct journal, scanned all 40+ pages, and emailed it to me to help with my research. Wow. Thank you! --MopTop (talk) 17:15, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  The Diligent Librarian Barnstar
For exemplary service at the Resource Exchange, tirelessly delivering the reliable sources on which this encyclopedia depends, please accept this award. :) I see Czar beat me to it, but you deserve another barnstar for the amount of sources you've been providing lately and clearing out the backlog of open requests. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 05:00, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
  The Running Man Barnstar
Considering how often I see your various football related articles at DYK I can safely say you "have given 110%" to improving Wikipedia's coverage of sporting related articles. It is my pleasure to present you The Running Man Barnstar. Mifter (talk) 06:09, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Thank you for all your help!!! Dolotta (talk) 20:21, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  The Admin's Barnstar
For working on backlogs, often to little praise, and always drama-free and respectful of all editors. Just wanted to let you know your work is noticed and appreciated. TonyBallioni (talk) 17:08, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
  The Diligent Librarian Barnstar
For exemplary service at the Resource Exchange, tirelessly delivering the reliable sources on which this encyclopedia depends, please accept this award. :) For keeping up the great work of sharing your resources with other editors, spending your time tending to resource requests and being passionate about the same. I admire your work and WP:RX owes you a lot! Thank you—UY Scuti Talk 16:56, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
For your much-needed comments at the poll, and for being great all around! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:12, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Heartfelt congratulations on your election to ArbCom. I'm confident you'll keep the project on the right track! — JFG talk 12:43, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I appreciate your contributions regarding my topic ban as well as your thoughts on Arbitration Enforcement. --MONGO 13:06, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
  The Admin's Barnstar
Thank you for granting me a block exemption. I really appreciate your help. Till next time. Stricer1990 (talk) 12:45, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
The "Did You Know...?" Reviewer's Barnstar
Thank you for your work in evaluating articles that are submitted for review so they can be mentioned in the DYK section of Wikipedia’s Main Page. I have often wondered why reviewers often don't get accolades for their work since they often put in as much time as those who improve content. The effort needed to participate in this area of Wikipedia is significant. I don't think most other editors realize what a service you are doing to help showcase new, expanded or recently promoted GA articles. What you do provides an incentive for new and experienced editors to continue improvement and creation of content. I find my curiosity piqued by the DYKs. You do a great job and help me gain insight into the range of topics that Wikipedia covers. You’ve put in the time and effort to improve content and therefore deserve recognition and appreciation.
Barbara   08:38, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  The Diligent Librarian Barnstar
For exemplary service at the Resource Exchange, tirelessly delivering the reliable sources on which this encyclopedia depends, please accept this award. :) Thank you for offering to keep a copy of the librarians book on hand for the Women in Red monthly contest even when I only required one page. Your generosity is greatly appreciated :) MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:44, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  The Checkuser's Barnstar
Thank you for helping out with the account creation process's checkuser queue! I recently joined the team last month, and it seems we've got a pretty severe backlog. Since working in this rather obscure area of Wikipedia seems to be a pretty thankless job with no positive feedback, I figure I ought to give you this token of appreciation. Mz7 (talk) 11:40, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Admin statisticsEdit

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 83348
Edits+Deleted 93074
Pages deleted 6702
Revisions deleted 5523
Pages restored 97
Pages protected 725
Pages unprotected 14
Protections modified 283
Users blocked 2273
Users reblocked 231
Users unblocked 58
User rights modified 141
Users created 8
Abuse filters modified 62
Mass messages sent 2