User:Feezo

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Greetings, salutations, and a warm welcome from Ursa Minor Beta!

You've entered the modest offices of Feezo, a Wikipedia administrator and mediator. I am happy to give help and advice for the asking. Here are a few of the tasks I sometimes assist with.


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Mediation Committee.
en This user is a native speaker of English.
Perl This user is just another Perl hacker.
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Obscured jaguar.jpg Beware! This user is a known talk page stalker.


Activity[edit]

I'm semi-active at the moment. Recent editing has mostly been general upkeep, although I will continue to be fully involved in mediation issues. Some of my article work can be seen on Perl and red hair.

Have some tea?


A new page could grow into this...
...or this.


Philosophy[edit]

I'm interested in copyleft and licensing, and I've been active at WP:MIRROR. Although this is important work, Wikipedia's own licensing is more important than keeping track of violators — that is, we need to constantly evaluate the validity of our own claimed licenses. Although more apparent in media files, where inadvertent copyright violations are frequent, this is also an issue for textual contributions. Shared or role accounts are particularly problematic, since the license grant is automatically suspect. I've found that in most cases, users who are contributing content can be persuaded to rename their accounts; blocking should always be a last resort.

Tools[edit]

  • I'm responsible for the userpage vandalism filter, which automatically detects and prevents numerous types of unconstructive edits to all userpages. It will not interfere with a user editing their own page. If you are nonetheless experiencing false positives, or don't wish to have your page protected, let me know.
  • Article Blamer
  • Always keep a dashboard handy!

Hints[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Currently none!

Communications[edit]

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I grant non-exclusive permission for the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. to relicense my text contributions under any copyleft license that it chooses, provided it maintains the free and open spirit of the GFDL. This permission acknowledges that future licensing needs of the Wikimedia projects may need adapting in unforeseen fashions to facilitate other uses, formats, and locations. It is given for as long as this banner remains.


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