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    Hello! I'm Tol. I mostly do project-focused/backlog work. I do write some articles, but I mostly write code. Feel free to leave me a message on my talk page — I appreciate feedback!

    I run a bot, TolBot; I also have a legitimate alternate account for testing purposes, TolTest. I have other testing accounts; you can see them at Special:Log/newusers/Tol.

    Some pages:

    • Dashboard and Regexes
    • Scripts:
      • VisualEditor Citation Needed, adds a citation needed button in VE (stable)
      • Logs, adds a button to view a page's logs in the content actions menu ("more" tab) (stable)
      • RealSVG, replaces SVG thumbnails with real SVGs (stable, some minor bugs)
      • AutoCleanup, which uses regexes to clean up pages (in progress)
      • Sparkle, a general purpose mess (nowhere near ready)
    • Logs ()
    • Sandbox
    • /diff.css, some CSS for formatting fake diffs
    • My userboxes
    • My common.js and common.css
    • Templates


    Quick reference table
    Type CC BY-SA 3.0/4.0 CC BY-ND 3.0/4.0 GNU FDL
    All text OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg OOjs UI icon close-ltr-destructive.svg OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg
    Discussion comments OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg
    Minor edits CC0 (public domain)
    ≥50 years old


    These licensing terms were last updated 19 March 2023, and are intended to be backward-compatible with all previous revisions. These terms cover all edits made by this account, User:Tol, and all alternative accounts as disclosed on this user page, including but not necessarily limited to User:TolBot and User:TolTest.

    Under Wikipedia's copyright terms, all of my text contributions to Wikipedia are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license and the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 (GNU FDL 1.3). In addition to these terms, I hereby agree to multi-license my text contributions to the English Wikipedia as described in this section.

    All text contributions[edit]

    I agree to multi-license all of my text contributions under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.

    Discussion comments[edit]

    I agree to multi-license all of my text contributions that are comments or posts in a discussion under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) license and the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) license.

    Use reasonable discretion in determining whether an edit constitutes a comment in a discussion. Edits to existing discussion comments are included. If there is any ambiguity in whether an edit is a comment, ask me.

    For backward compatibility with the previous version of this licensing agreement, all text contributions before 1 April 2023 to pages which were at the time of my contribution either:

    • in the project namespace (namespace 4), or
    • in any talk namespace (positive odd numbered namespaces)

    are discussion comments for the purpose of this section.

    Minor edits[edit]

    I agree to multi-license all of my text contributions that I marked as a minor edit under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

    Old contributions[edit]

    I agree to multi-license all of my text contributions which were made at least 50 years ago under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.


    I have a website where I occasionally do interesting things.


    en-5This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
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    Flag of Ukraine.svgThis user condemns the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
    George Bernard ShawThis user may be a bit eccentric, but is definitely not demented.
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    he or she
    This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
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    py-3This user is an advanced Python programmer.
    js-1This user is a beginning JavaScript programmer.


    Citation Barnstar Hires.png The Citation Barnstar
    Thank you for making that new feature for me! TigerScientist Chat > contribs 20:29, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
    Articles for Creation Barnstar Hires.png The Articles for Creation Barnstar
    Congratulations! You have earned The Articles for Creation Barnstar for reviewing 178 drafts during the WikiProject Articles for creation July 2021 Backlog Drive. Thank you for your work to improve Wikipedia!
    On behalf of WikiProject Articles for Creation, Enterprisey (talk!) 00:17, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
    Choco chip cookie.png For working on this request. I also like your method of showing the diffs for edit requests - it's very creative! (Although I sure wish we had a way to do that automatically... I'm working on it!) Enterprisey (talk!) 07:07, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
    Compass barnstar.png The Guidance Barnstar
    Thank you for your help and guidance in article creation! - Dynamiccookies (talk | contribs) 15:57, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
    Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    For reviewing at least 25 articles during the drive. Thank you for reviewing or re-reviewing 41 articles, which helped contribute to an overall 1276-article reduction in the backlog during the drive. And an extra thanks for creating the leaderboard software that made this drive possible! (t · c) buidhe 12:40, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

    review gnome

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    Thank you for quality reviewing of new pages, for gnomish improvements such as adding template:authority control, for explaining "you need to copy edit the draft for tone and remove vague but positive wording", for the quiet Stanley Kubrick RfC close that ended a decade+ of warring, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:15, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

    Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
    Thank you for coordinating the November 2021 New pages patrol backlog drive. Usedtobecool ☎️ 15:08, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
    Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
    Thank you for making TolBot work for the NPP drive - I'm just giving barnstars and thought I should give you this one. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 09:22, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
    Bot operator's barnstar.png Bot Operator's Barnstar
    Zippybonzo and I would like to award this to you, for updating the bot to count redirects, as well as altering the code to consider the patrol log (in addition to the curation log), during the NPP May 2023 Redirect backlog drive. Thank you. -MPGuy2824 (talk) 02:14, 1 June 2023 (UTC)



    Page From To Date
    Ke Lingling Transl. zh (permalink) TolIcon Start.svg Start 2021-09-13
    Benzylpiperazine TolIcon Good.svg GAR TolIcon Good.svg Good 2021-09-01 – 2022-02-17
    Cyclododecane TolIcon Start.svg Start future
    Uvariopsis dicaprio Created TolIcon C.svg C, DYK 2022-01-06 – 2022-01-28
    Squatina mapama Created TolIcon C.svg C, DYK 2022-01-26 – 2022-02-18


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