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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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    Users blocked 101
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    Requests for unblock 94
    Wikipedia semi-protected edit requests 50
    Wikipedia extended-confirmed-protected edit requests 7
    Wikipedia template-protected edit requests 14
    Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests 1
    Wikipedia conflict of interest edit requests 236
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    Candidates for speedy deletion as copyright violations 3
    Candidates for speedy deletion 6
    Open sockpuppet investigations 44
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    CSD / PRODs[edit]

    Candidates for speedy deletion Entries
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    Nonsense pages 0
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    Importance or significance not asserted 2
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    WP:UAA / WP:RFPP[edit]

    Usernames for administrator attention



    Requests for page protection

    Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

    Request protection of a page, or increasing the protection level

    Cris mj[edit]

    Reason: Hello, I want the article Cris mj to have Wikipedia office protection so that it is not edited by false information editions Saaaaaaam7 (talk) 21:27, 8 February 2023 (UTC)

    That's not how this works. First, the protection level you speak of is only able to be added by a member of the WMF. Second, the article doesn't exist. Third, WP:OWN, you can't control who does and doesn't edit the article. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 21:35, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    Declined —⁠ScottyWong⁠— 00:22, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    Simon Ekpa[edit]

    Reason: High level of IP vandalism. Odinaka1 (talk) 22:16, 8 February 2023 (UTC)

    • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 22:17, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    Declined. This article needs help, but semi-protection wouldn't help it. The problem is nationalistic/POV editing by multiple auto-confirmed editors, who change the article to their version of the truth about this person. You, Odinaka1, are part of the problem; your additions are unsourced and non-neutral. But so are other people's additions. I wonder if there is someone at Wikipedia who is informed enough about this part of the world to sort it out? Anyone? MelanieN (talk) 00:45, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero[edit]

    Reason: Persistent disruptive editing in the last days. It is not just about the sourcing/content dispute issue which was why my request was previously rejected, but please, just see the recent IPs edits in the article. Xexerss (talk) 00:17, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 00:17, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    Quannah Chasinghorse[edit]

    Reason: Persistent disruptive editing.  oncamera  (talk page) 00:57, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    Jeffrey Marsh[edit]

    Reason: repeated vandalism from multiple IPs, including 3 different IPs in the past 24 hours; Jamie7687 (talk) 01:28, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Bbb23 (talk) 01:38, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    Please Hold to My Hand[edit]

    Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent Disruptive Editing. Too much IPs putting unnecessary detail. CastJared (talk) 01:42, 9 February 2023 (UTC)

    Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

    Request unprotection of a page, or reducing the protection level

    Before posting, first discuss with the protecting admin at their talk page. Only post below if you receive no (favourable) reply.

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    • Requests to downgrade full protection to template protection on templates and modules can be directed straight here; you do not need to ask the protecting admin first.
    • Requests for removing create protection on redlinked articles are generally assisted by having a draft version of the intended article prepared beforehand.
    • If you want to make spelling corrections or add uncontroversial information to a protected page please add {{Edit fully-protected}} to the article's talk page, along with an explanation of what you want to add to the page. If the talk page is protected please use the section below.

    Check the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

    QWERTY (song)[edit]

    Reason: This redirect was protected in 2008 and needs updating. Lack of disruption on similar redirects indicates protection is no longer necessary. Peter James (talk) 20:06, 5 February 2023 (UTC)


    Reason: Downgrade from full protection to indefinite extended confirmed protection. Look, I get this always will be an obvious vandalism target (I assume you know why) but I think we can take it down a notch (no pun intended). Thiscouldbeauser (talk) 09:10, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

    Is there any legitimate, foreseeable reason for the protection on this redirect to be downgraded? "Because it's been protected for so long" isn't as convincing an argument on a redirect. —Jéské Couriano (No further replies will be forthcoming.) 16:32, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
    Is there any extended confirmed disruptive editing in the page history? I don't see any but perhaps I'm missing something. I believe best practice is to use the minimum amount of protection needed. –Novem Linguae (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
    Pinging Ohnoitsjamie as the protecting administrator. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 01:18, 8 February 2023 (UTC)

    Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

    Request a specific edit to a protected page
    Please request an edit directly on the protected page's talk page before posting here

    Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

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    • Where requests are made due to the editor having a conflict of interest (COI; see Wikipedia:Suggestions for COI compliance), the {{request edit}} template should be used.
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    • 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.

    Handled requests[edit]

    A historical archive of previous protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Archive.

    Protected edit requests

    1 protected edit request
    Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
    User:Community Tech bot/Popular pages config.json (request) 2023-02-07 17:08 User JSON page (log)
    Updated as needed. Last updated: 16:14, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    15 template-protected edit requests
    Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
    User:AmandaNP/UAA/Whitelist (request) 2023-01-31 03:21 Template-protected (log) Modified by AmandaNP on 2020-07-24: "Try Template editor per main blacklist page"
    Template:Infobox political party (request) 2023-01-31 04:14 Template-protected (log) Modified by Plastikspork on 2016-04-16: "Recent malformed edits"
    Template:Rail-interchange (request) 2023-02-03 11:10 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
    Template:Infobox university (request) 2023-02-04 16:22 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
    Template:Country data Martinique (request) 2023-02-04 22:23 Template-protected (log) Modified by Courcelles on 2013-10-17: "Not quite high-risk enough now that we have a trusted template editor right."
    Template:Uw-vaublock (request) 2023-02-06 02:01 Template-protected (log) Modified by Callanecc on 2014-01-04: "Highly visible template: Also used in the interface as a block reason"
    Template:Post-nominals/CAN (request) 2023-02-06 23:39 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
    Template:Infobox building (request) 2023-02-07 04:03 Template-protected (log) Modified by Callanecc on 2014-05-08: "Highly visible template: Over 11500 transclusions. Increasing protection to template editor."
    Template:Infobox musical composition (request) 2023-02-07 06:24 Template-protected (log) Modified by RexxS on 2020-08-08: "Edit warring / content dispute"
    Template:Sister project (request) 2023-02-07 22:44 Template-protected (log) From Template:Sister: Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2014-03-02: "Highly visible template: allow template editors"
    Template:Designation/text (request) 2023-02-08 04:53 Template-protected (log) Modified by Samsara on 2017-09-03: "Highly visible template: via RfPP"
    Template:Post-nominals (request) 2023-02-08 14:13 Template-protected (log) Modified by Galobtter on 2019-03-07: "Highly visible template: 30000+ transclusions; while subpages are regularly edited by non-template editors, this does not appear to need so"
    Template:Collapsed infobox section begin (request) 2023-02-08 15:47 Template-protected (log) Protected by Yaris678 on 2017-01-02: "Highly visible template: Used on several high-profile articles"
    Template:Infobox figure skater (request) 2023-02-08 16:47 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
    Template:College (request) 2023-02-08 19:49 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
    Updated as needed. Last updated: 19:53, 8 February 2023 (UTC)


    Requests for autopatrolled



    I will be creating several tennis draw pages in the upcoming weeks and would like to acquire the autopatrolled user right, so there'll be no need for a page reviewer reviewing the newly created pages as they will be marked as "patrolled" by default. Qwerty284651 (talk) 03:24, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

     Not done One of your articles was draftified just the other day. You need to make sure your articles establish notability and are properly sourced before you put them in the mainspace. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:03, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
    @HJ Mitchell:, I did. Take another look. Trust me, I am well acquainted with WP:VERIFY. Qwerty284651 (talk) 19:39, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
    Qwerty284651, my advice is that you create articles in draft space and move them into mainspace when they are ready. This is exactly what the next editor who comes along may draftify. Schwede66 03:59, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
    Qwerty284651, several of your articles contain empty tables or sections (for future use, I presume). These should be in Draft form until you can fill those tables with scores, or what have you. Articles with empty tables or sections look incomplete to our readers, and are of little informational value until complete. GenQuest "scribble" 08:58, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
    @GenQuest, only 1 of my article contains empty tables/sections, not several. Yes, upon creation they're empty, but I do finish the articles I start. Qwerty284651 (talk) 13:19, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
    If you were to agree on creating your articles in draft space from now on in response to the comments above, I would assess your work. And I’m sure HJ Mitchell would concur should the resulting outcome support the granting of autopatrolled as draftification would no longer occur. Schwede66 15:35, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
    @Schwede66, I concur. Qwerty284651 (talk) 16:46, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
     Done, on the understanding that you'll incubate articles in your userspace or draftspace if they're not mainspace-ready from the start. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:08, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
    @HJ Mitchell, frankly, userspace is the safest bet. You can litter the edit history with as many edits as you like. Creating a new page and finishing it leaving 30+ edits behind looks messy. Qwerty284651 (talk) 05:29, 8 February 2023 (UTC)


    I have created more than 350 pages. Many of them are created through WP:AfC. I can understand WP:GNG. I know many articles which are created by me are stubs but they all are notable. I requested for this permission on 9 November 2022 but User:TheSandDoctor denied my request and said me for "focusing on quality over quantity" and also said "Feel free to apply again in future (perhaps 3-6 months? Just a suggested time frame, not binding.) when you have addressed concerns and improved practices.". Today I have improved that type of mistakes. Now days I publish articles through WP:AfC and I have also enhanced it's quality. ​​​​​​​𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝟕𝟐𝟖🧙‍♂️Let's Talk ! 17:57, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

     Automated comment This user has had 1 request for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([1]). MusikBot talk 18:00, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
     Not done. I'm concerned about the number of permissions you're requesting rapidly when there are, or have recently been, valid concerns about your understanding of policy and the manner of your article creations. Considering you were told to wait three to six months, re-applying after just over two shows an unseemly haste. Autopatrolled is not a reward for "good" editing or a badge of honour; it exits for the convenience of new-page patrollers. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:14, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
    Requests for AutoWikiBrowser access


    User:Young Lecturer[edit]

    Hello all, my reason for requesting autowikibrowser rights is that I am editing a lot of pages with DAB links, I, therefore, wanted to make my edits easier and faster. Thank you. Young Lecturer (talk) 03:31, 6 February 2023 (UTC)


    I found 3518 occurences of ]]<nowiki/> and it's too hard to fix it manually. A.sav (talk) 19:20, 7 February 2023 (UTC)


    Genuinely just wanted to use this to make it easier to quickly change the often incorrectly-used word "entitled" to "titled" in articles where it applies. Breaktheicees (talk) 04:19, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    There are no outstanding requests for the confirmed flag.


    There are no outstanding requests for the extended confirmed flag.

    Extended confirmed[edit]

    There are no outstanding requests for the event coordinator flag.

    Event coordinator[edit]

    Requests for new page reviewer

    New page reviewer[edit]


    I am a Participant for WikiProject Articles for creation and I want to get this permission for reviewing accepted articles from AfC and also for patrolling newly created articles.

    My account meets all criteria for becoming New Page Reviewer.

    • I am registered with Wikipedia for more than 11 months and 11 days.
    • Have edited more than 13,000 times in Wikipedia.
    • I am active in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion and Wikipedia:Articles for creation.
    • I have a have a solid history that demonstrate proficiency with communicating and interacting with new users, and in a positive, civil, helpful, and appropriate manner.
    • I have experience for moving pages according to guidelines.
    • My account hasn't been blocked from the starting of my account creation.
    • I will must review pages on a volunteer basis.

    I requested for this permission on 28 December 2022 but User:Rosguill declined it some AfC submissions declined and wrote "Thank you for your extensive contributions to Wikipedia thus far. However, I'm concerned that multiple different editors have all reached out to you to caution you about rushing through edits in the past two months, and that you have had some AfC article submissions declined during this time period. Not done for now" ​​​​​​​𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝟕𝟐𝟖🧙‍♂️Let's Talk ! 17:45, 5 February 2023 (UTC)

     Automated comment This user has had 1 request for new page reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([2]). MusikBot talk 17:50, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
     Done. I'm going to grant it to you for a one-month trial. Go carefully and come and see me just before it expires and I'll look at granting it permanently. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:50, 7 February 2023 (UTC)


    I have been actively contributing to Wikipedia for over two years now and have over 2,000 edits, the vast majority of which are in main space. I have extensive experience in the use of proper citations and secondary reliable sources as well as Wikipedia's notability guidelines, very good working knowledge of page assessment levels (evident in my edit history that includes one GA in addition to multiple B-class, C-class, and start-class), and am familiar with policies concerning new page creation (I've created at least seven main space articles) and page moving proces. Moreover, I am always civil and courteous when engaging with other users and routinely offer my help to new editors. The only area where my experience isn't as extensive is with AfD, PROD, CSD, and AfC, although I believe that my familiarity with the process is sufficient for new page reviewer. Thank you very much for considering my request. Ppt91 (talk) 02:11, 6 February 2023 (UTC)

    I also wanted to specify that, due to my educational background and my professional experience, my work as a new page reviewer will be particularly valuable on articles for WP:VISUALARTS which would surely benefit from a more consistent oversight and editorial commitment. Thanks again. Ppt91 (talk) 23:16, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
     Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:53, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
    @HJ Mitchell Thanks so much! Ppt91 (talk) 23:45, 7 February 2023 (UTC)



    I'm requested the new page reviewer right to help sort through the immense backlog, especially redirects- of which there are currently about 7,300! While I don't usually focus on writing articles, I'm an AfC reviewer, and am very familiar with naming conventions, BLP policies, copyright policies, etc. I also frequently tag various issues on articles, nominate articles for deletion, and draftify articles. I meet all the NPP reviewer requirements, and, if granted, would use this tool responsibly. Thanks! Face-smile.svg ~ Eejit43 (talk) 01:32, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

    @Eejit43: I was tempted to grant this but the thread on your talk page about the move of ProtonMail gave me pause. You used an advanced permission (page mover) to perform a move that would have been impossible for an ordinary editor. As far as I can tell, that was not the result of any discussion anywhere, and further there is a notice on the talk page that that very move was discussed and rejected six months ago. This would tend to suggest insufficient care with permissions. To your credit, you reversed yourself and that's the only red flag I found so I'm in two minds. I'd welcome your thoughts, or a second opinion from another admin. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:04, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
    @HJ Mitchell Hey! Thanks for pointing that out, I would have mentioned that if it had happened before creating this request. That was per a request made at WP:RM/TR (see Special:Permalink/1138034643). Through a poor choice of my own, I went ahead and accepted the request as:
    1. The requester was well-established, and had been around for years, making me step into a false sense of assurance the request was legitimate.
    2. Upon a quick google search, it did seem to appear like the WP:COMMONNAME.
    3. I was unable to perform a Google Trends search for technical reasons, something I would normally have performed as a final check to ensure the move was correct.
    That situation has certainly made me be a lot more wary in any actions I take, and, at least in my obviously biased view, I think I generally do take good care when making similar actions, especially with permissions not granted to the average editor. Of course up to you in the end, and I'll accept your decision. ~ Eejit43 (talk) 22:15, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
     Done, but please make sure you do your due diligence before using permissions. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:20, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
    Will do, thanks! ~ Eejit43 (talk) 22:22, 7 February 2023 (UTC)


    I was hoping to expand my scope of contributions to Wikipedia. I've been generally pleased with my personal experience with the new page review process, and after looking over the new page log, I thought I could do something to help the process. AdmiralAckbar1977 (talk) 20:12, 8 February 2023 (UTC)

     Automated comment This user has 491 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 20:20, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    Requests for page mover

    Page mover[edit]

    User:Reading Beans[edit]

    I'm a new page reviewer, and would appreciate the ability to draftify articles without leaving a redirect behind. Reading Beans (talk) 18:13, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

     Automated comment This user has had 1 request for page mover declined in the past 90 days ([3]). MusikBot talk 18:20, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
    @Reading Beans: your previous request was declined because of concerns about DRAFTOBJECT etc. Please could you elaborate on how you would approach that issue if granted this right? HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:10, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
    @HJ Mitchell, didn't know you had replied this.
    If the last request was declined for DRAFTOBJECT reasons then I think the administrator did not understand my point clearly.
    I'm actually requesting for the user right to be able to move pages back to draft space or renaming articles.
    During NPP, most users move articles from draft space to main space when they're not ready, some, create double articles; one in draftspace and one in main space.
    Tagging for speedy is most times very tricky, so I'll end up skipping a junk in the main space, clustering the backlog.
    The other, a page may be moved from the COMMONNAME to say, a full name, and I wouldn't be able to perform a round-robin during NPP. IDK if I've explained my self enough.
    About DRAFTOBJECT. If an article was moved to mainspace after being draftified, I usually clean the article up (if I'm familiar with the subject) or leave it entirely. Best, Reading Beans (talk) 15:33, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
    Reading Beans (talk) 15:33, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
    @Reading Beans: I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying that you won't use this permission to move articles back to draft space if the draftification is contested? HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:02, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
    @HJ Mitchell, yes. That’s what I’m trying to say. Reading Beans (talk) 17:58, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
     Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:01, 6 February 2023 (UTC)


    I am new page reviewer and I want this permission to draftify articles. I have saw many articles with problems and have to be draftify. Today while reviewing I saw this article Tobias Schlingensiepen which has no citations and not created well. ​​​​​​​𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝟕𝟐𝟖🧙‍♂️Let's Talk ! 05:28, 8 February 2023 (UTC)

     Not done - limited experience with moving articles in mainspace. Quite a few AfC draft moves, but no demonstrable understanding of the naming guidelines. See Invisible Child : Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City as an example. Anarchyte (talk) 06:32, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    LordVoldemort728, you don't need this permission to draftify articles: just install User:MPGuy2824/MoveToDraft, which is available to everyone. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 06:39, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    Requests for pending changes reviewer

    Pending changes reviewer[edit]


    I have been editing Wikipedia on and off since 2008, with over 2,700 edits as of writing. My contributions log should demonstrate extensive experience in patrolling the Recent Changes log especially in spotting and reverting vandalism (including subtle/unobvious ones), BLP violations, unsourced controversial content, spam, and other inappropriate content. I would like to request permission to review pending changes as I encounter them quite often in the log. I have also familiarized myself with all the requisite policies on content, reviewing, and on copyright. Thanks! PritongKandule-✉️📝 13:50, 6 February 2023 (UTC)

     Done DanCherek (talk) 15:18, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
    Requests for rollback



    Signed up for the CVU 😊. Former Administrator and Interface Administrator (elected, finished my 3 years term in good standing) at the Hebrew Wikipedia, over 16k edits and are a current patroller there. Fell in love with RedWarn so I'm here for a ride. Bar Harel (talk) 16:50, 6 February 2023 (UTC)

     Automated comment This user has 157 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 17:00, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
    I disagree with Mr. Bot. It is factually incorrect and deserves a {{uw-error1}} 😉 Bar Harel (talk) 20:51, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
     Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:28, 7 February 2023 (UTC)


    I often encounter vandalism or uncited edits on articles related to Sikhism and Punjab. Having the rollback function will save me a lot of time when reverting such edits from problematic users. ThethPunjabi (talk) 05:26, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

     Not done Sorry, but you don't appear to have a lot of experience of reverting vandalism and your request worries me. Unsourced additions should not normally be reverted with rollback. Additionally, I don't see any track record of warning vandals. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:42, 7 February 2023 (UTC)


    I spend a decent amount of my time on Wikipedia, patrolling "Recent changes", reverting vandalism, and the like, using RedWarn for the most part; I request the "Rollback" right for the sake of convenience. Thank you. Riverbend21 (talk) 12:49, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

     Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:43, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

    User:Alalch E.[edit]

    I use Ultraviolet and Twinkle, but I had also done RCP for a while without any gadgets. I read somewhere in UV's instructions that using it with rollback makes it execute faster; subjectively, it does feel a little slow currently. I send appropriate notices and warnings to users, and have endeavored to add a summary to my pseudo-rollbacks when it's technically possible. I have this user right on a different language version so I'm also familiar with how it works without any gadgets. —Alalch E. 18:05, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

     Done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:46, 7 February 2023 (UTC)


    I would like to have the rollbacker rights at here so I can help the project countering vandalism. I already have the same rights in other projects so I'm sure that I know how and how not to use it. A summary of my reverts at other projects can be found at my user page. MathXplore (talk) 13:43, 8 February 2023 (UTC)


    I've been extensively using RedWarn and Twinkle to revert vandalism and warn users; I believe it'd be nice and that I have reasonable experience to use Huggle (and possibly Ingenuity's AntiVandal) to continue what I've been doing rather smoothly. Thanks. — DVRTed (Talk) 16:17, 8 February 2023 (UTC)
    Requests for template editor

    Template editor[edit]


    Hello! I have a well established history of working in the Template namespace. I've also submitted several edit requests for protected modules and templates, and feel I would be able to do more for Wikipedia if able to edit protected templates (with discussion or sandbox testing as appropriate or required, of course). — voidxor 21:54, 31 January 2023 (UTC)

    Standard Guidelines review:
    1. Green tickY (guideline: >1 year, applicant: 18)
    2. Green tickY (guideline: >1000 edits, applicant: ~34k)
    3. Green tickY (guideline: >150 template edits, applicant: ~1000)
    4. Green tickY (guideline: !<6 months, applicant: NA)
    5. Red XN (guideline: 3 sandboxes, applicant: 0)
    6. Red XN (guideline: 5 requests, applicant: 1 (significant))
    Primefac (talk) 06:21, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
    I am leaning towards a decline for lack of need, primarily because the edit requests in question were relatively simply/trivial requests (and were all almost a decade ago). Will leave open for now for other thoughts. Primefac (talk) 06:21, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
    Yeah, I'm trying to get back into it. I've since seen a lot of needed minor edits, such as grammar, but just passed it up upon seeing template protection. So we're going to discount the minor stuff (such as this)? That's kind of a shame because that's where I could help most. Otherwise, I will need to continue to make edit requests, which in turn won't be counted here. I don't catch major errors in templates or modules all that often (Wikipedia being more stable and quiescent these days), but I certainly would sandbox and seek consensus when it's a highly used template. Another space I might like to get involved more is improving consistency in infobox parameters. — voidxor 16:34, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
    Please see the above checklists. Edit requests and sandbox edits are explicitly counted here, and they are the things that you came up short on. Template editors can seriously break thousands of pages with a single edit (ask me how I know), so it is not a permission granted lightly. We would like to see some significant sandbox coding examples, preferably in conjunction with edits to testcases pages that show you are considering the ramifications of your edits. To give one example, something I worked on yesterday, here's a series of edits (with a lot of mistakes!) that I performed in a template sandbox to add an if statement and some non-trivial URLs, along with some updated formatting, to a template that is used on a few hundred pages. I tested it carefully after each edit to find and fix mistakes before applying my changes to the live template, potentially breaking 350 pages. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:53, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
     Not done for now. With no other opinions in the positive and some minor reservations, I think it is best to wait until there is a demonstrated need for the permission before granting. Primefac (talk) 07:28, 8 February 2023 (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.
    Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
    Minor edits make a major difference. Gaff ταλκ 04:03, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
    Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
    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 remember[edit]

    • {{NorthAmNative}} {{WikiProject Michigan}} {{WikiProject Protected areas}} {{river}}
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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 list[edit]

    Early Anon work, no need to bug the developers[edit]

    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 maps[edit]

    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 - [4] 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