Hi, I'm Kevin! It's great to meet you! I'm an administrator on Wikipedia, which just means I have a few extra tools to help out where I can. If you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance, please leave me a note! The best way to contact me is on my talk page, but for private or sensitive matters, you can email me. I'm also sometimes on IRC as "L235".
Since February 2015, I've been an arbitration clerk, which means I help administer the proceedings of the Arbitration Committee. I'm also a functionary through membership in the checkuser and oversight groups, which just means that I have a couple additional tools to help out in administrative areas that involve private information. Before my appointment as a checkuser, I was an SPI clerk for nearly four years.
Outside of Wikipedia, I study public policy and computer science at Stanford University, so my activity can be somewhat irregular depending on the particular goings-on; any administrator has my permission to reverse any of my (non-CU/OS) actions if I don't respond to a note on my talk page within a day or two. I come from Des Moines, Iowa; if you're a Wikipedian who lives in Iowa, or in the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm happy to meet up for coffee!
I have a standing offer for any established Wikipedian who has grievances, questions, or suggestions: in addition to text-based communication on a talk page, upon request, I will work to find a time for us to call. Since nonverbal communication accounts for most of the information that is transmitted in a typical conversation, I've found that a simple video discussion can foster understanding and resolve problems more effectively than pages and pages of text-based discussion.
- My pre-RfA speedy deletion nomination log and Proposed deletion nomination log
- My DYKs and woefully out-of-date to-do list
- List of alternative accounts
- Informal list of templates used in arbitration
- List of meetups I've organized or attended
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