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I am a Wikipedia:administrator since July 5, 2004. I first contributed to Wikipedia in April of 2001 (oldest edits lost in early software upgrades). My first edit with my username appears to be on April 26. I have been active on a number of online projects - active and passive (SETI@Home, Distributed Proofreaders, Mars crater labeling, Stardust@Home, Folding@Home on the Wikipedia team: Team page, etc.)

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Pages restored 29
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Users blocked 100
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Being discussed with the user. N.J.A. | talk 11:44, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. N.J.A. | talk 11:44, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Not a blatant violation of the username policy. creffett (talk) 23:24, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. Please also consider reporting the user at WP:COIN if the promotional editing continues. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 04:38, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. N.J.A. | talk 11:46, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. N.J.A. | talk 11:46, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. N.J.A. | talk 11:46, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Not a violation of the username policy. Real names are permitted except when they imply that the editor is a specific living person they are not. Consider filing a report at the conflict of interest noticeboard. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 10:51, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Not a blatant violation of the username policy. creffett (talk) 23:25, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Keep monitoring the user, until their username is more clear. Hasn't clearly connected to a "Hufs University" yet. creffett (talk) 23:46, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Requests for page protection

Current requests for increase in protection levelEdit

Place requests for new or upgrading pending changes, semi-protection, full protection, move protection, create protection, template editor protection, or upload protection at the BOTTOM of this section. Check the rolling archive of fulfilled and denied requests or, failing that, the page history if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

List of current pretendersEdit

Temporary ECP (2 weeks please): Repeated re-addition by WP:SPAs (some autoconfirmed) of claims to t e nonexistent Brazilian Imperial throne. Article is undergoing a move discussion which will either move it to be a list of descendants of former monarchies (in which case these additions are OK), or establish objective criteria for inclusion. Several of the sources are also deprecated, and this is also not being taken into account by the SPAs. Guy (help!) 08:59, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected for a period of 2 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. MelanieN (talk) 17:20, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Social justice warriorEdit

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Hillelfrei talk 17:38, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected indefinitely. Anarchyte (talkwork) 17:45, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

The King: Eternal MonarchEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism and addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Persistent vandalism from obsessed fan (new users and IPs) that keep adding unreliable source to prove their claims and removing reliable sources and facts the don't like. Those fans often use articles that doesn't talk about their claim at all as citation. Again and again, I come to the page to find it completely messed up with unreliable sources and fake claims. CherryPie94 🍒🥧 (talk) 18:42, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Done by Materialscientist creffett (talk) 00:02, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Help talk:IntroductionEdit

Indefinite semi-protection: Frequent/chronic test edits. New editors seeking to leave feedback on the tutorial have a separate page where they can do so. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:19, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Eric CartmanEdit

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Lot's of vandalism from multiple IP's. Many of the vandal edits are to the infobox, or it's just addition of obviously false content. Koridas (...Puerto Rico for statehood!) 20:42, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Laura HarrierEdit

Indefinite Semi-protection or Indefinite extended confirmed protection: Frequent disruptive edits, particularly after the article gained Good Article status recently. Factfanatic1 (talk) 22:17, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Dewan RakyatEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – So many disruptive editing by unregistered users that keeps reverting autoconfirmed users. Qaidul (talk) 22:26, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Death of Regis Korchinski-PaquetEdit

Temporary Semi-protection: Repeated vandalism by IP editors making unsourced claims and profanity. This article is in the spotlight given ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.--Darryl Kerrigan (talk) 22:35, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Outer Banks (TV series)Edit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Various ip addresses have been continuously vandalizing the article again. It was previously semi-protected for 2 weeks and before that it was page protected for 1 week. — YoungForever(talk) 23:10, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Chartered accountantEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Sudden rash of IP vandalism over the last 5 hours. Largoplazo (talk) 23:14, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Airplaneman (talk) 01:38, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Tame ImpalaEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Suspected IP sock. ɴᴋᴏɴ21 ❯❯❯ talk 23:21, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 01:58, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Talk:Lindsey GrahamEdit

Semi-protection: Article space is semi-protected so that only autoconfirmed users can edit it. However, unprotected Talk page is now being subjected to violations of WP:BLP including addition of grossly insulting, degrading, and offensive material. NedFausa (talk) 23:23, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Please take this seriously. Some of the offensive semi-protected edit requests I removed require immediate Wikipedia:Revision deletion per WP:BLP. NedFausa (talk) 00:26, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Airplaneman (talk) 01:32, 6 June 2020 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Unsigned and unsubstantiated defamatory and libelous edits with citations that don't substantiate content Deproduction (talk) 00:35, 6 June 2020 (UTC)deproduction


Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Repeated creation with non-public personal information of a minor. ZmeytheDragon16 (talk) 00:38, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Islamic terrorismEdit

Pending changes protection: Persistent Disruptive Editing. Persistent long term disruptive editing, vandalism and WP:NPOV issues. Ed6767 (talk) 00:49, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Vidor, TexasEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent Disruptive Editing. Constant changing from was/is sundown town by multiple IPs Ed6767 (talk) 00:59, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Airplaneman (talk) 01:27, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Calvin CoolidgeEdit

Semi-protection: Return of IP vandalism immediately after expiration of previous protection. Ruddnick (talk) 02:18, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection levelEdit

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  • To find out the username of the admin who protected the page click on "history" at the top of the page, then click on "View logs for this page" which is under the title of the page. The protecting admin is the username in blue before the words "protected", "changed protection level" or "pending changes". If there are a number of entries on the log page, you might find it easier to select "Protection log" or "Pending changes log" from the dropdown menu in the blue box.
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Derek ChauvinEdit

change from full-protection to semi-protection

Newly created Derek Chauvin had a {{g4}} placed on it, based on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Derek Chauvin (police officer).

Nick then put this article under full protection, citing Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Derek Chauvin (police officer). But there were several aspects of the closure of that AFD that were dubious. The closing administrator, for instance, seemed to be under the impression that a claim of BLP1E was a criteria that justified speedy deletion, and had in fact speedy deleted the earlier article after less than one day.

The AFD of Derek Chauvin (police officer) was taken to DRV, and was speedily overturned, so a new AFD could be initiated on Derek Chauvin. However, Derek Chauvin remains under full protection.

I can't remember ever encountering an AFD where contributors who favoured keeping the article were not allowed make edits they thought addressed concerns voiced by those who favoured deletion. So, I call on the protection of this article to be dropped from full protection to semi-protection.

No, I did not request Nick to change the protection level first, as he was advised of the DRV, and did not weigh in there, and AFDs only run for seven days. Geo Swan (talk) 21:13, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

I placed the page protection as an uninvolved administrator, I remain uninvolved and have no opinion concerning deletion. I would however suggest full protection remain until the conclusion of the AfD, at which point I am happy to remove the protection or downgrade to semi-protection as necessary at that point (should the article be kept). Nick (talk) 22:52, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Excuse me Nick but your suggestion that full protection only be removed if the article is kept flies in the face of our long-standing tradition that those who favour keeping an article before AFD have free rein to try to make improvements to it, to address the concerns brought up by those who favour deletion. I have been here for a long time and I have never heard of blocking good faith editors from making good faith edits during the AFD process.

    I think your suggestion that full-protection remain is extraordinary, and requires an extraordinary justification. Geo Swan (talk) 23:58, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

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  • Unless the talk page itself is protected, you may instead add the appropriate template among {{Edit protected}}, {{Edit template-protected}}, {{Edit extended-protected}}, or {{Edit semi-protected}} to the article's talk page if you would like to make a change rather than requesting it here. Doing so will automatically place the page in the appropriate category for the request to be reviewed.
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  • If the discussion page and the article are both protected preventing you from making an edit request, this page is the right place to make that request. Please see the top of this page for instructions on how to post requests.
  • This page is not for continuing or starting discussions regarding content should both an article and its discussion page be protected. Please make a request only if you have a specific edit you wish to make.User:Rmhermen/Edit

Create a level 3 header with a link to the article in question, then a {{pagelinks}} template and then the reason.

Handled requestsEdit

If you are looking for a rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests, then it can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.

Protected edit requests

5 protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Template:Wikipedia's sister projects (request) 2020-06-05 05:29 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/Main Page/5 (log) Protected by Mifter on 2017-03-25: "Considering the main page was unprotected by a compromised sysop semi recently, perhaps transcluding it to a cascade protected page will provide a small increase in protection"
Template:Wikipedia's sister projects/styles.css (request) 2020-06-05 05:29 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/Main Page/5 (log) Protected by Mifter on 2017-03-25: "Considering the main page was unprotected by a compromised sysop semi recently, perhaps transcluding it to a cascade protected page will provide a small increase in protection"
International Confederation of Labor (request) 2020-06-05 06:09 Fully protected (log) Protected by Randykitty on 2019-07-08: "Per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/International Confederation of Labor"
Derek Chauvin (request) 2020-06-05 14:09 Fully protected (log) Protected by Nick on 2020-06-04: "Edit warring / content dispute: see also Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Derek Chauvin (police officer)"
Israeli Army (request) 2020-06-05 20:02 Fully protected (log) Protected by NeilN on 2017-11-29: "protect redirect"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 02:09, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
6 template-protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Module:Portal (request) 2020-06-01 16:14 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Template:Infobox animanga/Print (request) 2020-06-02 17:39 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Template:US county navigation box (request) 2020-06-03 20:00 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Canadian party colour (request) 2020-06-04 01:11 Template-protected (log) Modified by MSGJ on 2018-03-24: "reinstate template protection"
Template:WikiProject India (request) 2020-06-05 05:11 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-17: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:CBB schedule entry (request) 2020-06-05 13:28 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 13:28, 5 June 2020 (UTC)


I am at about 70,000 edits aross all Wiki projects.

I, Solipsist, hereby award you this Barnstar of Diligence for you extraordinary patience, over many years, in handling perennial Corn vs. Maize debates.
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Minor edits make a major difference. Gaff ταλκ 04:03, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
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Ahh, a sigh of relief from IvoShandor to Rmhermen, thanks for your work on articles related to the Black Hawk War. IvoShandor 05:31, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar, for good deed #1 The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is for that quick and poisonous work you did on the Ayina River. Yours sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 19:52, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Templates I use often but never rememberEdit

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Help box by Jennavecia (talk · contribs)

"Do you want to take a survey?"Edit

On Feb. 12, 2005, I did a random pages survey. Out of 100 random pages, only 1 was a U.S. town. That's progress. Three towns in the UK, 1 in Spain and 1 in Portugal also turned up. Overall biographies were the largest category at 22%, followed by geography with 15% total. Then Lists at 7%, Disambiguation pages at 6%.

On Feb. 24, 2006, I repeated the 100 random page survey, this time getting 5 U.S. towns. Overall, geography had 26%, biography 21%, fiction 9%, music 4%, colleges 4%, lists 3% and disambigs 4%. Clearly geography and biography are our largest areas. Music, science and business scored less than I expected. Non-individual History was hardly discernable.

Even by Feb. 2005, 100 out of almost 500,000 was not statistically significant but was as much as I had patience for.

Wikiprojects I am a member of:Edit

Wikipedia:WikiProject Protected areas
Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers
Wikipedia:WikiProject Space missions
Wikipedia:WikiProject Michigan

Short To Do listEdit

Early Anon work, no need to bug the developersEdit

Up to Dec 16, 2003, all the edits at these anonymous id's were mine (59 edits):

More recently 1,250 or so edits on are apparently all mine. Apparently my new ID is There are undoubtedly many others as the earliest history of many articles was not preserved by the software.

List of most of my original pictures and some mapsEdit

For copyright declaration purposes The following photographs and diagrams on Wikipedia were taken by and uploaded by me and released under GNU-FDL:

  • Update March 21, 2006 by searching with Interiot's Tool (no longer updated - [11] does edit counts though)



Numerous locator maps for U.S. national parks like Image:LocMap Big Bend National Park.png and Image:LocMap Tongariro National Park.png - most now replaced by dynamic map system