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Cailil is not as active on wikipedia as he would like to be due to an extremely busy schedule in real life. He tries to check in daily but cannot promise he will. In the event of his absence anything urgent should be brought to WP:ANI or to another sysop.

Cailil is from Ireland. His main areas of interest are in Literature, Theatre and Gender Studies. He considers himself a mergist (and neither a deletionist nor an inclusionist). He likes to peer review articles he is not an expert about and isn't afraid to RfC or AfD pages that deserve it.

"Cailil" is pronounced KAY-LIL; or CAI (rhyming with "high") LIL (rhyming with "mill").


On July 10th 2008 he was made a sysop and is honoured by the trust the wikipedia community has shown to him and hopes his work as a sysop helps to improve and develop the project. If you have a substantive issue with his editing or sysop functions he invites you to ask other sysops to review it and your concerns at the Administrator's noticeboard. Please be aware that although he takes the trust of the community very seriously Cailil does not see his role as a sysop as a 'big deal' - being an administrator is not a mark of a higher rank, it is just a function governed by a series of policies and procedures. To paraphrase WP:DEAL, while the judicious use of "the tools" and appropriate conduct is important, merely "being an administrator" is not.

It should be noted that Cailil, like all other sysops, is acting in a voluntary capacity and as such may not be able to respond to issues immediately. Also it should be noted that being an administrator does not preclude Cailil, or any other sysop, from being an editor and commenting on content or other issues in areas where they are or have been involved, however Cailil will not use his sysop privileges on any page where he is actively editing or could be considered "involved" in a content issue.

Other activities

Cailil regularly patrols Arbitration Enforcement and is interested in helping to reduce the gender gap on wikipedia as well as increasing new editor retention. To these ends he has undertaken a literature review of research on wikipedia, its gender gap and editor retention, which is a work in progress is meta. It should be noted that due to these admin duties and workload in real life Cailil's editing time is cut down considerably. It takes on average 20 minutes to perform a logged close of an Arbitration Enforcement action, investigating these issues is very time consuming and responding to the clamour of the crowds of "uninvolved editors" at the threads are extremely onerous. Please bear this in mind when at WP:AE.

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--Cailil talk 18:50, 4 April 2014 (UTC)