This shirt really isn't that spectacular: it's actually kind of old and full of holes.
I'll happily take free T-shirts from anywhere. It means that I don't have to spend money on clothes later on.
This editor is a Looshpah Laureate of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix, Errata Sheet, and Author's Signature.

It would be really great if someone would invent a new Internet with the specific purpose of not making money off of it, but making it what it originally was, a free marketplace of ideas, and there are still aspects of the Internet that are that. Wikipedia, essentially, is still the bastion of the original ideals of the Internet.

Hello! I go by the username k6ka (/ˈkˈsɪksˈkˈ/ (About this soundlisten)) on much of the Internet, and k6 is the "short form" for my already-pretty-short username. Other usernames that I go by include k6ka1, k6ka01, and Czar Hey. I am a Wikipedia administrator, and although I primarily work on cleaning up vandalism, my field of work on the project has expanded over the years to include renaming users and "gnoming".

My philosophy on editing Wikipedia is fairly simple—we are all volunteer editors, so let's make this place fun to be on! Editing Wikipedia should be a hobby, not a job, and the Wikipedia of today was built by people who treated it as a hobby. If you find yourself treating this place a little too seriously, maybe it's time to loosen up a little.

Although I spend a fair amount of time on Wikipedia, I am also active on other wikis as well. (A wiki, by the way, refers to a website that anyone can edit. It's an improper noun, so please don't abbreviate Wikipedia as "wiki"! It is like calling the Eiffel Tower "tower".) I am active on Meta Wiki, where I am a global renamer there; and when I have time, I also clean up vandalism on the Simple English Wikipedia.

Outside of Wikipedia, I enjoy other hobbies as well, such as creative writing and photography, in particular street photography.

I don't work for Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation. I am not paid to edit Wikipedia, and I personally dislike the concept of being paid to edit.

Reaching out to me

The best way to contact me for any wiki-related affairs is on my public talk page. For private wiki-related matters, you can email me.

I am also on the freenode IRC network in the channels ##k6ka connect and #wikipedia-en connect, usually under the nickname k6ka. I am also active on the unofficial Wikipedia Discord server, also under this nickname.

I do use social media and various other sites, but I generally won't discuss wiki-related matters on there.

Administrator actions

I do not work for Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation. Administrators on Wikipedia are not paid employees and should not be treated as such. Administrators are regular users like everybody else that have simply been trusted with additional tools needed to keep the website in check.

Administrators are selected by the community through a process called Requests for adminship, or "RfA". My own RfA can be found here.

I am one of the few administrators that have voluntarily opened themselves up to recall. What this means is that, should the community believe that I have violated the accountability expected of me when I was appointed the position, I will voluntarily resign the position. My criteria for recall is listed here.

Other administrators are free to reverse any action that I made with the administrator tools[n 1] without consulting me beforehand, unless explicitly stated otherwise. I am aware that reversals of these reversals may constitute wheel warring.

Photographs that I've taken

The photos above are all proudly Creative Commons licensed.

See more images I've taken on Flickr, DeviantArt, and on Commons.

Userboxes

Stuff

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Template stolen from Bluefist, who stole it from Chzz, who stole it from Jennavecia. Yes, I'm a filthy no-good very bad thief.

Links shamelessly stolen from Hazard-SJ.

You might also want to see my Dashboard (may take a while to load).

Articles I've worked on substantially
Admin stats
Stats were last updated June 6, 2020, @ 06:29:36 (UTC)
Crat statistics
Action Count
Edits 99157
Edits+Deleted 102652
Pages deleted 935
Revisions deleted 852
Logs/Events deleted 39
Pages restored 16
Pages protected 156
Pages unprotected 3
Protections modified 18
Users blocked 2099
Users reblocked 99
Users unblocked 16
User rights modified 7
Users created 5
Abuse filters modified 2
Users renamed 2218

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Happy New Year! (2019-2020)

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Other sites I'm on

Please note that I will not accept friend requests from people I do not know. Additionally, unless you are unable to use my on-wiki talk page, please do not try to contact me through other venues.

Other accounts that I own

The following accounts belong to me:

  • K6kaBOT, a doppelgänger account that is not currently used for editing (but reserved for the highly unlikely future if I so choose to run a bot here).
  • K6ka (alt), an account used when I need to log in from insecure WiFi networks, or if I edit from my mobile phone.
  • Enoch Leung, an account registered to prevent impersonation.
  • K6ka's Rename Account Test962, a test account used for the rename function. Won't be used for actual editing.

This information is being disclosed as suggested by the sock puppetry policy.

There's a gal on Twitter with the username "@K6Ka". Is this you?

Nope.

My real Twitter handle is @CzarHey.

Notes

  1. ^ By definition, this means any actions that can only be done by administrators, such as blocking, page deletions, page protections, and editing pages that can only be edited by administrators, such as pages in the MediaWiki namespace. Edits made to other pages, including edit reversions, are not considered to have been made with the admin tools, since non-admins can perform them.

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