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TheSandDoctor

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TheSandDoctor
Professional BAG wrangler
Volunteer Administrator
TheSandDoctor
— Wikipedian  —
Wikipedia. It's a mug's game, really
Wikipedia. It's a mug's game, really
NameTheSandDoctor
Bornyes
NationalityCanadian
Current timeCurrent time for UTC-8 is 11:14
WeightI did NOT eat all the pies...seriously...you could've tell ;)
Hairtamer than Oshwah's...except on a bad hair day
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IRCTheSandDoctor
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I am currently studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, with my major/specialty being gaming and graphics for the video game industry. From May-August 2019 (4 month contract), I was an IT professional with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and by extension the Canadian Coast Guard.

On Wikipedia, I spread my time between various areas. Combating vandalism, gnome-like work, Sockpuppet investigations (trainee clerk since October 2019), and other admin areas are my main areas of contribution as of late. I have also recently found myself contributing to the mediawiki software (which Wikipedia uses) and other extensions for it to address my old foe...deprecation. Previously, I spent a lot of time reviewing Articles for Creation submissions and (occasionally) GA submissions, patrolling new pages/recent changes, and improving articles. A longer term project of mine is working with Rolling Stones related articles, improving them to Good Article status whenever possible (future plan to improve a few to Featured Article status). I have also worked on improving, creating, and publishing sports related articles, resulting in the creation of approximately a third of the articles about athletes listed on Slovenia men's national volleyball team (as of 17 March 2017).

After having a future run for adminship suggested to me in October of 2017 by There'sNoTime, among others a few months later, I eventually filed a Request for Adminship on 9 June 2018. On 16 June 2018, the RfA was closed as successful after some technical complications. Later that month (29 June), I applied to join the Wikipedia Volunteer Response Team (OTRS) and was accepted. Since 18 December 2018, I have been a Global renamer on meta. As of 21 January 2019, I have also served as a member of the Bot Approvals Group on the English Wikipedia. The Bot Approvals Group acts as the oversight body, approving bots on the English Wikipedia.

Basically, I help out where I can and where my interests take me.

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My all-time favourite RfA & pic
NPhDContrary to popular belief, this user is not a doctor....or are they?? Face-wink.svg No, seriously
Just leaving this here as I laugh every time I see it

My favourite RfA of all time award goes to User:Xaosflux/Requests for adminship/Wikipe-tan, as it made me laugh aloud in a quiet library.

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