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|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|Yamla, for your tireless and courteous assistance at Unblock-en-l, I hereby award you this Barnstar of Diligence. Wear it with pride. Dino 19:41, 25 January 2007 (UTC)|
I'm a guy without a real user page. I try to revert vandalism and insist that people cite their figures. If you feel I am biting the newbies (or I am coming down too hard on you), please just mention it. Sometimes it can be hard to tell exactly what I mean without seeing my facial expressions. I assure you I don't mean any harm.
Nominated for adminship
I was nominated for adminship and the vote passed! I should probably link to the appropriate page here.
If you have had any significant interactions with me and are running for adminship or other such position, please notify me. I do not monitor those areas of Wikipedia but I do like offering my opinion when it comes to someone with whom I've had prior interactions. I will not guarantee a positive vote, of course, but I am a very forgiving person. --Yamla 20:42, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
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My awards can be viewed here. Thanks, everyone! --Yamla 00:02, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
To other admins
I patrol unblock-en-l and the unblock category. If you come across a block placed by a third admin which I have already declined but which you feel should be lifted, please do not feel constrained against lifting the unblock on my account. I may be more conservative at unblocking than you are. I would not consider this wheel-warring.
If you come across a block I placed directly and believe it appropriate to lift the block, I would ask you to first look to see why I placed the block. If you have specific reason to believe the user will no longer commit the same problem edits, please feel free to lift the block without consulting me. This requires specific evidence the user will no longer violate policy, however. For example, a user who has been blocked for continuing to upload images without providing a detailed fair-use rationale should agree that these are required, should provide a sample rationale on the user talk page that adheres to Help:Image description page, and should agree to provide rationales for all images uploaded in the future. If the user has not provided such evidence, I would ask to be consulted before an unblock as is generally requested. --Yamla 20:55, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
|The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar|
|Dear Yamla, for your anti-vandalism efforts, I hereby award you this Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. Thanks for making Wikipedia a safer place, your efforts are greatly appeciated.Cyril Thomas 13:29, 24 March 2007 (UTC)|
A Barnstar, you deserve
|The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar|
|For your efforts in protecting and upholding the values Wikipedia represents. AltruismT a l k - Contribs. 11:50, 7 September 2007 (UTC)|
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I see you have blocked this user before. He has been committing more vandalism on the Battle of the Atlantic page see here
Gourlay and Berry
I'm afraid I've overridden the discussion and redeleted. If the image owner is alive, he should be approached for permission. If he has not been asked or has refused, I can't see how we can justify breaching his copyright in what is a controversial issue jimfbleak (talk) 06:00, 1 April 2009 (UTC)