User:DESiegel

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This editor is a Senior Editor II and is entitled to display this Rhodium Editor Star.
David E. Siegel, January 2005 (courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DESiegel David E. Siegel)

I have been editing on Wikipedia since 7 February 2005.

I support Wikipedia:Process is Important and I urge all wikipedians to read it and consider it before undertaking out-of-process actions, particularly in regard to administrative functions.

I am interested in legal topics, and science fiction and fantasy, as well as various other subjects. I am a professional APL programmer, and I have been the chair of ACM's SIGAPL.

-David E. Siegel

Adminship[edit]

As of 6 October 2005, I am an admin (janitor) here on the english-language Wikipedia. So if you have a problem that I might be able to help you with, or if you think I have made any mistake in my carrying out admin responsibilities, or in my use of the admin tools, please leave me a note on my talk page.

Stats[edit]

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 25087
Edits+Deleted 28823
Pages deleted 1756
Pages restored 219
Pages protected 13
Pages unprotected 2
Users blocked 69
Users reblocked 1
Users unblocked 31
User rights modified 3
Users created 1

Recovery of deleted articles[edit]

If you need access to a Wikipedia article that has been deleted, ask me. If it's not a copyright violation, libel, or personal information, and has not been deleted as a suspected biographies of living persons violation, I will normally userfy the article for you.

Note that using the text to recreate any deleted article may automatically qualify them for speedy deletion, and copies of previously deleted content that are being used solely for long-term archival purposes may be subject to deletion as Wikipedia is not a free web host. The MediaWiki website has a list of wiki sites which may be used to host your content.

Note also that I will place {{userspace draft}} on all restored articles. This will, among other things, add the NOINDEX parameter, and will prevent Google and other robots-compliant search engines from indexing the page.

If you want me to restore an article, place a note on my user talk page. Please give the exact name of the article before it was deleted if you know it. Please sign your request with four tildes (~~~~)

Education Project[edit]

I have recently (as of January 2014) been accepted as an online volunteer by the Wikipedia Education Project (not to be confused with the Wiki-project of a similar name). In this role I will attempt to assist students in particular courses.

My current courses[edit]

Typos[edit]

I am a poor typist when typing at speed (I am particularly prone to two-character transpositions), and my editing setup does not make it easy for me to spell-check my wkipedia edits. (I routinely spell-check most other things I write.) I do spell-check major edits off line, but I generally do not spell-check smaller edits nor talk page posts. I apologize for any unclarity or cleanup work that results -- feel free to ask me to clean up after myself in articles.

Please click here to leave me a new message.


Barnstars[edit]

Help Desk[edit]

Barnstar of Diligence.png

For working extremely hard at the Help desk. Molotov (talk) California state flag.png
22:16, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Shake hand.jpg The collaborator award
For Help Desk work. TCO (talk)

19:55, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

AfDs[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks, DESiegel for finishing two AfDs after I was called away while trying to figure the process out. Eleland 19:14, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

SLR Barnstar[edit]

Tea blossom.PNG The Sri Lanka Reconciliation Barnstar
For your merits in Sri Lanka reconciliation in TamilNet article, the WikiProject Sri Lanka Reconciliation herewith presents you this Sri Lanka specific barnstar, which is the blossom of one of the world's most loved drinks.

To keep a cool head in one of the world's hottest conflicts deserves our highest respect! RaveenS 15:45, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

RAK Barnstar[edit]

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For being so helpful and kind to me when helping me fix my account problemsMattkenn3 21:19, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Article Rescue[edit]

Rescuebarnstar.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
Thanks for your good work on Tolu Ajayi Colonel Warden (talk) 20:45, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Rescuebarnstar.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
The Rescue Barnstar 3 - to be awarded to people who rescue articles from deletion or assist in identifying and rescuing articles. This can be independent of or in cooperation with the Article Rescue Squadron.

This barnstar is awarded to DESiegel for his rescue of several BLP articles which were disruptively deleted. You are a real asset to the project, thank you for your efforts, we truly need more editors like you to build the project. Ikip 06:19, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Rescuebarnstar.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
For your superb work sourcing and rescuing Revolutionary Anti-Racist Action. Mkativerata (talk) 07:28, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Barnstar search rescue.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
Thanks for your work to improve the sourcing for The Narrative (band) article. Your efforts have very likely rescued the article from deletion. Nice work! Northamerica1000(talk) 14:47, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Defender of the Wiki[edit]

WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For protecting content. A NobodyMy talk 18:56, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Resilient Barnstar[edit]

Resilient Barnstar Hires.png The Resilient Barnstar
Appreciate you help on Master of Homeland Security. FabianB3 (talk) 18:01, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Article Improvement[edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For your service on HappyBird Kiran567 (talk) 12:13, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Diplomacy[edit]

Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For your recent work on saving a technical article and dealing kindly with a newbie at the same time. Bearian (talk) 17:15, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Did You Know[edit]

Some articles I have worked on were mentioned on the Main page via the Did you know project. Articles that I have created, expanded, helped expand, or nominated that had main-page spots are: