He first joined the site in April 2011. Prior to joining, he read Wikipedia in his free time and even followed some discussions on site, occasionally weighing in as a IP user. Calidum is a WikiGnome, meaning his main contributions are to fighting vandalism and minor copy-editing. He is also a participant in move requests and is known to make non-admin closures to less contentious discussions.
Later in 2011, He decided to run for arbitrator; it didn't end so well. In the election Calidum (Hot Stop at the time) ended up dead last with only 12.47% support, one of the lowest totals in years. He decided to not run in subsequent elections (at least not yet), instead opting to endorse candidates publicly in 2012 and 2013.
For those interested in such things, Calidum made his 500th edit in September 2011, his 1000th edit in December of that year, his 2000th edit in August 2012, edit number 3000 in December 2012, his 4000th edit in July 2013, his 5000th edit in March 2014, and edit number 6000 that June. As of June 2014 Calidum is also among the top 10,000 Wikipedians with the most edits.
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For your help in peacefully resolving The Dispute That Must Not Be Named, and helping to provide your side of the debate with an adequate and well-thought-out defence! Evanh2008(talk|contribs) 07:23, 9 November 2012 (UTC)