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Awilley (born Adjwilley; May, 2011– ), is an editor and administrator on the English Wikipedia.[1] He is a member of various WikiProjects, including WikiProject Religion and WikiProject Latter Day Saint movement. Awilley occasionally performs WikiGnome tasks, reverts vandalism, makes requested edits, and blocks the occasional sockpuppet, but also tends to get involved in long term dispute resolution.[citation needed] Awilley also enjoys editing articles, when he finds the time. Jamie was here LOL

Awilley has been involved in controversy, which we should mention here because notable controversy should always be mentioned in a lead section. One of Awilley's pet peeves is when people tack random factoids onto the end of the Lead because they couldn't be bothered to take an extra minute to work it into a relevant place in the article body.


Awilley created a Wikipedia account on July 10, 2006,[2] but didn't begin editing actively editing until about May 2011.[citation needed] Initially he made a fair number of newbie mistakes, such as using talk pages as draft spaces or sandboxes for editing articles, but gradually started figuring stuff out by reading links on a Welcome template he added to his own talk page.[3] He still has the habit of using sandboxes as draft spaces.

In July 2013 Awilley became an administrator.[4]

In December 2013 Awilley had about 8,000 edits to the various namespaces.


Awilley tends to edit articles about religion, science, and music, in that order. He also edits random articles on subjects he is researching.

Awilley has expressed interest in methods of resolving disputes, and has said that sticking closely to Wikipedia policy helps. He also sometimes adopts a Socratic type approach to disagreements, asking people questions until he can understand their point of view.

Awilley reads more than he writes and is known for watching the pages of other users and reading the archives of old talk pages.


Awilley's editing is extremely problematic.[5] He rarely cites Wikipedia policy, and when he does, he misunderstands it. His edits are POV, and he stalks people. He is also not transparent in his communication, and likes to send people abusive emails. Awilley is also an edit warrior.[6] In 2012 he was reported at WP:ANEW for edit warring.[7]

Sock puppetry[edit]

In 2014 there was a controversial rumor that Awilley is a sockpuppet of User:Jimbo.[8][9][10]


In 2014 Awilley was part of a 3-admin panel that closed a move review at Hillary Rodham Clinton that caused a considerable amount of controversy.[citation needed]

Controversy section on user page[edit]

In 2015 Awilley was warned about having a "Controversy" section about himself on his userpage.[11]

Unknown views[edit]

We're not sure what Awilley's views are on sex, religion and politics, but we're pretty sure they're controversial.[12]

Short subsections[edit]

Awilley dislikes short, single-paragraph subsections, a position that has caused some controversy.[13]


Sandbox 0 (Mormons)

Sandbox 1 (Matthew Bowman)

Sandbox 2 (Excerpts from sources on the First Vision)

Sandbox 3 (Joseph Smith)

Sandbox 4 (Musical settings of Dies Irae)

Sandbox 6 (PCPDTBT)

Sandbox 7 (Silicate perovskite)

Sandbox 8 (Links to various Google books)

Sandbox 9 (Micah True)

Sandbox 10 (Draft space)

Sandbox 11 (Islam infobox)

Useful tools and links[edit]

Graham's Hierarchy of Disagreement


Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
I hereby award you this Barnstar for your indefatigable efforts at improving LDS-themed articles. Kant66 (talk) 01:19, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
For taking the most fair-minded approach at a sensitive article. Oh yeah, the liquid in the mug is hot chocolate. Canadiandy talk 05:48, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For imagining a whole new approach to the lead at the Joseph Smith article which will be more engaging for the reader, hits the main points succinctly and effectively, and which is both fair and neutral in tone and style. Canadiandy talk 05:21, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Choco chip cookie.png I appreciate your ability to disagree without being disagreeable. John Foxe (talk) 14:26, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
For soundness and skill in making articles more balanced and more engaging. Keep up the good work! —Eustress talk 04:48, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
Thanks Adjwilley for helping to promote Mormons to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:24, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for working on the heavily backlogged Category:Requested edits category. Woz2 (talk) 19:36, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg For your good help with your mentoring! Scott Delaney (talk) 02:47, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Christian morning star.svg The Morning Star Award
For your tireless efforts at WP:LDS and Mormonism articles – Sir Lionel, EG(talk) 04:37, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Please accept this much-coveted Barnstar of Diplomacy for adding more light than heat to the discussions on the Homophobia article talk page, and for being a shining example of bringing editors together in the spirit of collaboration. - MrX 00:53, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Because this is hilarious. :D Greengreengreenred 05:36, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Cheeseburger.png Thanks for the pointer. I was trying to get to the meat without straying into contentious territory but I will go back and change it. Geraldshields11 (talk) 01:52, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Berry-wall-king-dudes.jpg The speller's award
From all of us Beatidudes to all of you editing Beatitudes. Well done! 7&6=thirteen () 17:25, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
Starhalf.png The Half Barnstar
For your work on a complicated closing on a yet another move request at Hillary Rodham Clinton. The other half goes to TParis. Thanks again for all your hard work! (Mark Miller)Maleko Mela (talk) 06:37, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

Thank you, willing gnome with a scientific background and the absolute pitch for controversy, for improving Beatitudes and nourishing Dies irae in your sandbox, for a smile-provoking user page, for "most of the edits are related to these controversial issues" and "asking people questions until he can understand their point of view", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:08, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ User creation log
  3. ^ Awilley welcoming himself to Wikipedia after a month or two of editing
  4. ^ Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Adjwilley
  5. ^ "Strong oppose" vote at RfA
  6. ^ Modifications to "Strong oppose" RfA vote
  7. ^ Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/3RRArchive186#User:Adjwilley Awilley had gotten up to 2RR twice during a dispute lasting from May 30 to June 1. Unfortunately the reporting party thought Awilley was guilty of 4RR, as no edits were made to the article on the middle day: May 31.
  8. ^ Source of rumor
  9. ^ Circular reference
  10. ^ OK, this one isn't a real citation, but the WP:Overcite makes it look more reliable.
  11. ^ Diff of rubber chicken warning
  12. ^ <3
  13. ^ User_talk:Awilley/Archive 3#Hi See also: MOS:LINEBREAKS