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Edits 88046
Edits+Deleted 102549
Pages deleted 4811
Revisions deleted 106
Pages restored 49
Pages protected 1884
Pages unprotected 64
Protections modified 60
Users blocked 5674
Users reblocked 1325
Users unblocked 1531
User rights modified 6
Users created 1
Users renamed 211

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Committed identity: 13be1437584156cf0b9a591b3fac7f4aeef51ccea2be2d0c7518f2717ee948db44b2db5b40fe22812a736a0b56aa6516e2d71e46b1402e007a8c0425adbc5301 is a SHA512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.


Please leave messages and discussions on my discussion page. Thanks!

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Yamla, for your tireless and courteous assistance at Unblock-en-l, I hereby award you this Barnstar of Diligence. Wear it with pride. Dino 19:41, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


I'm a guy without a real user page. I try to revert vandalism and insist that people cite their figures. If you feel I am biting the newbies (or I am coming down too hard on you), please just mention it. Sometimes it can be hard to tell exactly what I mean without seeing my facial expressions. I assure you I don't mean any harm.

Nominated for adminshipEdit

I was nominated for adminship and the vote passed! I should probably link to the appropriate page here.


If you have had any significant interactions with me and are running for adminship or other such position, please notify me. I do not monitor those areas of Wikipedia but I do like offering my opinion when it comes to someone with whom I've had prior interactions. I will not guarantee a positive vote, of course, but I am a very forgiving person. --Yamla 20:42, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Famous peopleEdit

I have received personal email from the following famous people, in chronological order:


My awards can be viewed here. Thanks, everyone! --Yamla 00:02, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Useful linksEdit

To other adminsEdit

I patrol unblock-en-l and the unblock category. If you come across a block placed by a third admin which I have already declined but which you feel should be lifted, please do not feel constrained against lifting the unblock on my account. I may be more conservative at unblocking than you are. I would not consider this wheel-warring.

If you come across a block I placed directly and believe it appropriate to lift the block, I would ask you to first look to see why I placed the block. If you have specific reason to believe the user will no longer commit the same problem edits, please feel free to lift the block without consulting me. This requires specific evidence the user will no longer violate policy, however. For example, a user who has been blocked for continuing to upload images without providing a detailed fair-use rationale should agree that these are required, should provide a sample rationale on the user talk page that adheres to Help:Image description page, and should agree to provide rationales for all images uploaded in the future. If the user has not provided such evidence, I would ask to be consulted before an unblock as is generally requested. --Yamla 20:55, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Anti-Vandalism AwardEdit

  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Dear Yamla, for your anti-vandalism efforts, I hereby award you this Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. Thanks for making Wikipedia a safer place, your efforts are greatly appeciated.Cyril Thomas 13:29, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

A Barnstar, you deserveEdit

  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For your efforts in protecting and upholding the values Wikipedia represents. AltruismT a l k - Contribs. 11:50, 7 September 2007 (UTC)


You may contact me through email by clicking on the "E-mail this user" button in the toolbox on the left of your browser. By default, I assume that any message sent there may be shared with admins I trust, though this is almost never necessary. If you wish me to keep the email strictly confidential, please let me know.