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- 1 Who is Rschen7754?
- 2 Contacting me
- 3 Major contributions
- 4 My role in USRD
- 5 My role in GAN, ACR, and FAC
- 6 My role in Wikimedia
- 7 Quotations
- 8 Admin stats
- 9 Barnstars
- 10 Recall
Who is Rschen7754?
My statistics are below, but in short, I started out as a roads editor and became an admin in late 2005. These days I'm branching out into admin and crosswiki work, but I still remain involved with the U.S. Roads (USRD) project, and writing articles about roads.
- English Wikipedia
- Edited since March 2005 with over 90,000 edits
- Administrator since December 2005
- 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 is blocked as a doppleganger.
- Founder of Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads in September 2005 and one of the most active editors there
- Primary focus on the California task force
- Work on development of Wikipedia:WikiProject Highways
- Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations clerk
- Arbitration Clerk trainee
- OTRS agent with access to info-en(f), permissions, photosubmissions(f), Sister projects (f), and oversight-wikidata queues
- Identified to the Wikimedia Foundation
- Global sysop
- Sister projects
- Admin on: Wikidata, English Wikivoyage, Meta-Wiki, MediaWiki.org
- Oversighter on: Wikidata
- Bachelor of Science in computer science
- Graduate student studying computer science
- 23 years of age
- Resides in the Southern California metro area
- Personal website: http://www.rschen7754.com/
I usually idle in #wikipedia-en-roads (w:en:WP:HWY/IRC) and other channels. I do not idle in #wikipedia or #wikipedia-en. Those channels are hit by trolls way too often. However, you are welcome to come to #wikipedia-en-roads if you need to contact me. If I am not online there, I respond quickly to emails if time is critical (use the Email user link on the left). I do not accept unblock requests by email; please follow the normal Wikipedia procedures.
- California State Route 78 (GA October 2008, ACR March 2009, FAC April 2009)
- California State Route 57 (GA April 2011, ACR April 2012, FAC August 2012)
- California State Route 56 (GA October 2012, ACR November 2012, FAC January 2013)
- California State Route 52 (GA September 2012, ACR January 2013, FAC February 2013, TFA August 12, 2013)
- California State Route 67 (GA December 2012, ACR March 2013, FAC April 2013)
- California State Route 75 (GA March 2013, ACR April 2013, FAC May 2013)
- California State Route 282 (GA August 2012, ACR March 2013)
- California State Route 3 (February 2008)
- California State Route 20 (March 2008)
- California State Route 46 (February 2009)
- California State Route 7 (March 2011)
- California State Route 139 (January 2012)
- California State Route 149 (January 2012)
- California State Route 244 (April 2012)
- California State Route 266 (June 2012)
- California State Route 188 (June 2012)
- California State Route 70 (June 2012)
- California State Route 55 (July 2012)
- California State Route 198 (August 2012)
- Interstate 8 (June 2013) (with Imzadi1979)
- California State Route 905 (August 2013)
- California State Route 209 (September 2013)
- Interstate 805 (October 2013)
Did you know?
- Interstate 15 in Arizona (August 14, 2007)
- Idaho State Highway 50 (July 22, 2012)
- Interstate 805 (October 9, 2013)
My role in USRD
I was the founder of Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads. I took care of virtually all the infrastructure to keep the project running in the beginning, until other editors stepped in. While we had our issues in earlier years, today we are one of the most renowned projects on the English Wikipedia for our productivity. There are no official project leaders, but myself and a few other editors step in to keep the project running and all the project pages maintained.
My primary editing is in the state of California, where I am currently working to get all the San Diego County highway articles to GA or FA.
My role in GAN, ACR, and FAC
I serve as one of the unofficial advocates for the U.S. Roads project at GAN, ACR, and FAC. We sent over 120 articles to GAN in 2011. So far, during the first six months of 2012, we have sent over 120 articles to GAN. With that many articles going to GAN, and combined with many novice reviewers choosing road articles because of their shorter length, we get plenty of GAN reviews that are conducted improperly; where the reviewer doesn't follow the GAN process properly, or misapplies the criteria, or is unfamiliar with what a complete road article looks like. My role is to monitor these reviews and resolve such issues as they arise.
At the ACR level, I serve as an informal clerk and try to keep things moving in the process; some ACRs have lasted up to a year, unfortunately. I also review at ACR when necessary.
At the FAC level, I keep an eye on things and make sure the FAC goes smoothly, without getting derailed by tangential opposes, and communicate with the delegates. We had 8 FACs in 2011.
I do not always advocate for the passing of every USRD article; occasionally, there are nominations where it is not possible to resolve all the problems with an article in a reasonable period of time.
My role in Wikimedia
The Wikipedia community is not healthy right now. Administrators who do their job properly are regularly harassed in public forums. The number of active admins is declining, and there are few replacements, since RFA is now viewed as hell week. Meanwhile, there are plenty of newbie users who take on more than they have the knowledge to do so, inappropriately declining requests that should be handled by admins, or performing improper FAC/FLC/GAN nominations or reviews. People try and reinvent the wheel, proposing outlandish ideas, and refuse to listen when they are told no repeatedly (WP:IDHT). ArbCom and the FA process are regularly slammed for being authoritarian and for doing their jobs. Civility is not enforced, and those who are given civility blocks have them quickly undone by friendly admins.
As an administrator and as one who is familiar with Wikipedia processes, I take on the role of participating in site-wide discussions that could impact the road projects. I also work to keep the chaos out of the road projects, so that road editors can build high-quality articles without distractions. Since then, I've taken an interest in more administrative work on the side, much of which will never affect road articles.
Since I wrote the above, my focus on Wikimedia has largely shifted. I still remain an active administrator here, but my focus now has shifted to improving relationships between Wikimedia sites.
"Don't stuff beans up your nose." – WP:BEANS
- Your job is hard. No matter how well you perform your duties, some will say you have been too lenient. Some will say you have been too strict. And some will say that you've been inconsistent or arbitrary. Likewise, some will criticize you for moving too quickly, and others will criticize you for moving too slowly.
- Strive to be none of those things, neither too lenient nor too strict, neither too quick nor too slow. And never inconsistent or arbitrary. But know that you will face those claims anyway. Face those claims with friendliness and dignity, and all will be fine in the end. – Jimbo Wales 
I'm pretty hard-pressed to consider this the "largest-ever systematic effort of the Wikimedia mouvement to boost high quality content creation". There are several wikiprojects that easily top this effort, and I'd say that they're fairly systematic too. (Wikiproject Military History immediately comes to mind, but roads, medicine, and several others are well up there.) – Risker 
- A phenomenon I've seen increasingly frequently in the past years is people setting themselves up in the role of a "critic of authority" and using that as a shield for their misbehaviour. Whenever someone tries to put them to task over the disruption, cue the cries of "They're trying to silence a critic!" The sad thing? It works more often than not. Most of the administrators then turn a blind eye and avoid acting for fear of being "repressive" given our powerful culture against that – and the arbitrators are even more strongly tied up given the scrutiny. – Coren 
When someone screams about "admin abuse", it's most likely true – they're probably abusing admins again. If there's a block involved, expect to see a battalion of sockpuppets in short order, making even more shrill cries of admin wrongdoing. – User:Antandrus/observations on Wikipedia behavior
In a similar "ask to reconsider" vein, I would point out that you appear to be conflating "administrator" with "has never written an article or otherwise contributed to Wikipedia content". Could I perhaps urge you to reconsider that notion? – Fluffernutter 
- Being civil is the recognition that those you interact with are also human beings and deserve to be treated as such. It means striving to not demean or attack, to remain polite (yes, politeness is superficial, but it's also important), to listen, and to accept. It means being able to agree to disagree, and that the "other" isn't a moron because they disagree with you. Maybe they're wrong. Maybe you are. Are you a moron because you were wrong?
- It doesn't mean never loosing your temper, it means not treating people you're angry with like crap. You don't have to call someone an "idiot" to treat them like idiots. Being rough around the edges or using strong language isn't a problem, routinely telling people you disagree with to "fuck off" is – not because you used the word "fuck" but because it shows lack of respect.
- In the end, it's all about treating other editors as peers, not as plebs that can't possibly understand your genius, or as adversaries. That is what the civility pillar is about: work with each other. – Coren 
I have 100 sockpuppets. So what? My sockpuppets' contribution in Wikipedia (english & greek) is very serious. I just like having sockpuppets. This doesn't mean I want to destroy Wikipedia. Wikipedia's policy on sockpuppets is wrong. My sockpuppets are always doing a serious job. – el:User:Picker78 
Be part of the turnaround... now become part of the solution! – Me 
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|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)|
|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|
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)|
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)|
I believe that holders of advanced permissions should be accountable for their actions. Thus, my global recall/resignation pledge is located at m:User:Rschen7754/Resigning.
On this wiki, for the administrator permission, I will also accept a more traditional recall procedure. Thus, I adopt User:Courcelles/Recall as it was in this diff, with the amendment that four of the uninvolved editors must be administrators, and that any editor under a community sanction cannot initiate or certify a recall.
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