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I resign as administrator and editor of the English Wikipedia. After 18 years, it has become clear to me that there are significant disagreements between where this site is going and where I believe it needs to go. Considering that I need to be spending less time on Wikipedia due to a career and personal life, it seems better to part ways and move on. I thank those that I have worked with and wish them the best. Rschen7754 00:00, 23 September 2023 (UTC)

  • Sock disclosure: User:Rschen7754 public is my public account, and User:Rschen7754bot was my bot account (now inactive). Another account has been disclosed to the Arbitration Committee (and stewards), and is blocked as a doppleganger. I also sometimes operate c:User:HWY Shield Bot but it as of now has not edited the English Wikipedia.
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Barnstars and other awards
On this 6th anniversary of the founding of Wikipedia, I am awarding you "My Barn". You are one of the Wikipedians that have made the most exemplary contributions to my "home" areas of Wikipedia in the past year. Congratulations! Royalbroil T : C 17:10, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
This Barnstar is awarded to User:Rschen7754 for your diligent and extensive work improving articles and wikiprojects related to Roads and Highways in the United States. User:MPS February, 2006
The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your work and patience at the state route naming conventions poll, in helping bring a general consensus to this long-standing debate even at the risk of one vocal opponent to the entire process. Your work on various transport related pages is of high quality and improves the quality of the encylopedia. Kudos and thank you! Seicer (talk) (contribs) 19:14, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
The Spinning Barnstar
I hereby award a spinning Barnstar to User:Rschen7754 for his dedication to maintaining California state route articles in their consensus defined form and at their consensus defined names. Keep up the good work, and don't let User:SPUI get you down. JohnnyBGood March, 2006

The Working Man's Barnstar
I award you this "Working Man's Barnstar" for your intelligent comments and hard work in moving hundreds if not thousands of state highway articles in the state route naming conventions poll. You demonstrated excellent patience when asked the progress when you knew that you faced hundreds of articles left. Royalbroil Talk  Contrib 15:17, 24 November 2006 (UTC)
This editor is a
Grandmaster Editor

and is entitled to display
Mithril Editor Star
with the
Neutronium Superstar hologram.
This editor is a Grand High Togneme Laureate and is entitled to display the Book of All Knowledge: 3rd Edition and attach the library barcode.
The WikiProject Interstate Highways Contributor Barnstar
You deserve this barnstar for not just the interstate Wikiproject, but for the US Roads Wikiproject. In any event, I can see that your Wikiproject will get so much bigger, and first I award you this in honor of you efforts to make the editor's community a better place. I plan on being in when I can. Thanks for starting the project.
-Wikipediaman123 14:32, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
US Roads will thank you - and so do I
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I, Master son give you this TC barnstar for your hard work in maintaining and expanding WP:USRD and putting up with all the fun that goes along with it - staying strong through the best - and worst - of times

master sonT - C 02:55, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

The Special Barnstar

The Special Barnstar
Awarded to Rschen7754 for reverting vandalism to my userpage. Keep up the vandal-reverting! NASCAR Fan24(radio me!) 22:30, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
The Michigan State Highways Barnstar
For tirelessly helping combine articles on Michigan business routes Imzadi1979 (talk) 03:24, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

The Working Man's Barnstar
Well done for your work during the GAN backlog elimination drive. Peanut4 (talk) 19:34, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
The WikiProject U.S. Roads Contributor Barnstar
U.S. Route 50 in Nevada passed FAC, thank you for the review and copyedits. It would not have passed without them.Dave (talk) 21:27, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
The WikiProject U.S. Roads Contributor Barnstar
Thanks for your help in getting Interstate 70 in Colorado to Featured Article status. Dave (talk) 06:31, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
California State Route 56 was probably the first article I've ever touched, it being a road I've lived within a mile of for all of my life. I have to say, I screwed it up quite a bit, and even took it to GAN, when it was not even at Start-class standards yet. But now I see that you're taking the article to FAC, and it is quite an impressive piece of writing. I am very appreciative that you've taken so much work to improve this article. I'm also thankful for the advice you've given me to help me become somewhat of a better editor, even though I'm not really active anymore. — PCB 05:04, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
For all your work in seeking to protect the identities of users, particularly minors, on the project, I hereby award you this barnstar of diligence. Thank you for helping to make Wikipedia a free encyclopedia that anyone can safely edit. Go Phightins! 02:04, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
The Civility Barnstar
For resolving an aggressive edit war. Nosugarcoating (talk) 15:33, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
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Whack-a-Mole Stuffed Tiger Prize

Awarded to Rschen7754 for your extraordinary efforts to protect Wikipedia during the Morning 277 Sockpuppet investigation. The Whack-a-Mole Stuffed Tiger Prize goes to sysops who tirelessly block returning sockpuppets at Carnival Wikipedia. DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·cont) Join WER 00:41, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
(First awarded by Durova in July 2007)
The Barnstar of Awesomeness
For fixing my error in the WikiCup's 2013 August newsletter, please accept this. If we meet in real life ever, I'm buying you a drink. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:26, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I guess you've had one of these before, but I can't think of a better way to thank you for all your tireless work at SPI and sorting out the mess it sometimes gets into. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:52, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I'd rather be over informed than not informed at all, as has been the case on more than a few afd's filed for articles I've created or done significant work on. Its Acts of Random Kindness like this that help build the community spirit here, and for that I thank you. TomStar81 (Talk) 04:04, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Your Valiant Majesty, It gives me great pleasure to recognize Rschen7754 as a recipient of the Valiant Return Triple Crown, for earning all the elements of a Triple Crown after a legitimate return from ArbCom. Thank you for rewarding the good hopes that people had in you – you're an inspiration to others. – SMasters (talk) 06:28, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
Your Majesty, I am pleased to award this special edition triple crown to WikiProject U.S. Roads and its hardworking volunteers. – SMasters (talk) 09:26, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial triple crown jewels upon Rschen7754 for your roadworthy contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Thank you for your majestic contributions to the project! Casliber (talk · contribs) 12:55, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
100000 Edits
Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work!
The Reviewer Barnstar
For doing your due diligence and honest opinions for failing a Good Article Nominee. Jgera5 (talk) 15:47, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For working to improve articles relating to WikiProject San Diego, especially he most recent featured article Interstate 8, I hereby present to you this barnstar. May it be a shining testament to your continued work on improving articles relating to the WikiProject. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 17:52, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
The California Star
For your efforts in improving content regarding roads within the scope of Wikiproject San Diego I would like to present to you this barnstar. May it be a shining example to all who see it that this editor volunteers their time and efforts to strive to improve content about roads in San Diego County. May others who see it learn by this editors example and contribute positively to our open source of knowledge. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 01:33, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
The Content Creativity Barnstar
Enjoyed reading the well-crafted California State Route 76, typical of your contributions. --Worldbruce (talk) 05:00, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

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