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Oh, let me explain, then. I hear from many people who are BLP enforcers that they feel unsupported and there are constant concerns about whether they will be fully backed if they do what is necessary. In general, I think those fears are overblown, but the point I am making today is that I am standing firm on this issue. BLP enforcement is important. Speedy deletion, blocking people violating the policy, protecting pages, sprotecting pages, what needs doing can be done confidently. First, protect the reputations of people who may be in a position of being victimized by someone by using our resources. And sort out the details later, there is no rush. If there's a horrible murderer out there somewhere and if for a week Wikipedia doesn't have an article at all, until finally some reliable sources are fine, that's perfectly ok. What's not ok is BLP violations. I think everyone agrees with that, but not everyone yet fully understands that those who disagree are quite simply wrong and will have no power when a decision comes in judgment of whatever may have happened in a difficult situation.— Jimbo Wales (talk),
What I do on Wikipedia
I'm a participant in Wikipedia:Disambiguation and Wikipedia:Recent changes patrol. I also seem to be pretty good at negotiating and mediating disputes before they turn into edit wars. In real life I often act as impromptu mediator when two people are arguing, it seems to be a natural talent of mine, or my background in psychology. So now I find myself searching wiki for potential edit wars and anything else that looks interesting. I click the revert button a lot. I also cut and paste parts of other people's user pages and add them to my own if I think they are nice or if I think they fit. This is particularly true of Userboxen.
Places I've Been
Alaska • Japan • Switzerland • USA • California • Canada • Mexico • Barbados • Brazil • Texas • England • Nevada • Singapore • Colorado • Saudi Arabia • Michigan • Egypt • Florida • Hong Kong • Belize • Minnesota • Germany • New Mexico • Spain • Italy • Cuba • Jamaica• Bermuda • Antarctica • Chile • Nicaragua • Panama
My professional interests on Wikipedia include
Articles I keep referring to
- Deletion review
- Wikipedia:Request an account/Guide
- Every userbox in the world
These are mostly humor articles that rubbed some admin or other the wrong way. I either created or contributed content to each of these. All have been up for deletion, speedy deletion, or are in a state of deletion as of this writing (any red ones).
- Wikipedia:Requests for process
- Wikipedia:How many Wikipedians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
- B.R.I.T.T.A.N.I.C.A. <----- For a good laugh don't miss reading THIS.
- The Last Word
- m:The Wrong Version
- Wikipedia:Do NOT bite the developers
- Wikipedia:Rouge admin
- Wikipedia:No climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spider-Man
- Wikipedia:Featured article criteria/another level of detail
Things I found in a box in the attic
|The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar|
|is awarded to Sue Rangell for beating me to the rollback button. :D Kaori Mogami 22:16, 18 March 2007 (UTC)|
|The da Vinci Barnstar|
|This is for single-handedly preventing an edit war in which I most certainly would have made an ass of myself (along with the other guy and probably half the group). It was getting ugly- then you came along. Your solution was a pretty good one. We all thank you for your arbitration! Chahax 02:59, 15 March 2007 (UTC)|
|The Outlaw Halo Award|
|Is hereby presented to Sue Rangell, for her audacious edits, which have given me some of the best laughs I've had in weeks. Thank you for your contributions to the community. Kathryn NicDhàna ♫♦♫ 07:06, 16 March 2007 (UTC)|
|The Civility Barnstar|
|You seem to be have a problem in regards of the recently deleted page about a meme. Thank you for your great work on maintaining the encyclopedia against those wild swarm of IPs. Have a nice day! Mediran talk to me! 01:37, 11 November 2012 (UTC)|
|The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar|
|I, Jeff G., hereby award Sue Rangell with The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for outstanding achievement in countering vandalism. — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 00:06, 24 November 2012 (UTC)|
|The Anti-Spam Barnstar|
|Many thanks for your tireless efforts in keeping Wikipedia clear of article spam and other nonsense. Wikipedia is a better quality project because of hardworking and conscientious editors like you!--Hu12 (talk) 06:16, 28 November 2012 (UTC)|
|AfD Barnstar of Distinction|
|Please accept this AfD Barnstar of Distinction and my personal gratitude for your tireless work in AfD. Every time I see the pastel cloud, I know that we we are one step closer to having a great encyclopedia. - MrX 01:23, 4 December 2012 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Many thanks for your edits RFD (talk) 15:48, 20 December 2012 (UTC)|
I've sewn together a ribbon bar of your awards for your user page, if you like:
|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|Thanks for all your hard-work in WP:AFD and WP:PROD. Keep it up! LlamaAl (talk) 00:45, 29 December 2012 (UTC)|
|The Special Barnstar|
|To also reiterate thanks for your much improved comments and work at WP:AfD and your particularly supportive 'oppose' on Darkwind's RfA. As you said, truly an experience I'd never wish on any editor, friend or foe. Mkdwtalk 08:15, 30 December 2012 (UTC)|
|The Civility Barnstar|
|You're capable of remaining (almost painfully) civil even when people are complaining about your edits or other actions, or when offering feedback even in opposition to something. I wish you could teach that skill to others! —Darkwind (talk) 03:04, 6 January 2013 (UTC)|