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SoWhy

Joined 25 March 2004
on-wiki
I registered this account on 25 March 2004 (verify) and became an administrator on 1 October 2008 (verify · my RfA).
My main areas of activity as an admin are deletion-related, especially speedy deletion, although I also help out at WP:UAA, WP:DYK, WP:RFPP, WP:AFD and other areas.
Yhwos (contribs) [testing // heavy tool use] and SWM (contribs) [mobile use] are also me.
off-wiki
35 year old // lawyer // living in Markt Schwaben, Germany.
English is my second language, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes. Apart from Wikipedia, I enjoy a range of "geeky" hobbies, mostly gaming, reading, listening to music and watching TV shows and movies.
(potential) biases
skeptic // atheist // social liberal // social democrat
If you believe that I have let my personal opinions influence my editing or administrative duties, please tell me about it. I will do my best to learn from any mistakes I make but in order to do so, I need to be aware of them.

Cscr-featured.svg featured article // Symbol support vote.svg good article // Symbol question.svg did you know? // Gnome-help-browser.svg rescued from deletion

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Wikipedia
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Languages
deDieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
it-1Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.
WikiProjects
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Stargate Task force.
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WikiProject Doctor Who.
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WikiProject Video games.
Personal
Atom of Atheism-Zanaq.svgThis user is an Atheist.
Sigillum Universitatis Ludovico-Maximilianeae.svgThis user attends or attended the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Adoptees
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Adminstats
Edits 54793
Edits (incl. deleted) 60789
Users created 2
Pages deleted 13355
Pages restored 228
Users blocked 898
Pages protected 890
Pages unprotected 61
Rights modified 16
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