User:Deryck Chan

This user has been editing Wikipedia for at least ten years.
This user has administrator privileges on the English Wikipedia.
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Deryck's sub-pages
  1. General:
    1. Funny Templates
    2. Useful Templates
    3. Esperanza
    4. Admin coaching
    5. Accountability
  2. Wikipedia scripts:
    1. common.js
    2. closerfd.js
    3. Monobook.css
    4. Monobook.js
    5. vector.js
  3. Brainstorm series:
    1. Brainstorm
    2. Mythstorm
  4. Deryck's Private Works:
    1. Ultimate Question
    2. Sandbox
    3. sandbox2
    4. sandbox3
    5. C++
    6. Dictation
  5. Deryck's Templates:
    1. FAC
    2. Original signature
    3. RfA signature
    4. Notice
    5. This box
    6. LSC template
    7. Happy New Year
    8. Module:Sandbox/Deryck Chan/rfdt

Deryck Chan began editing Wikipedia in 2004 editing mainly articles relating to chemistry, computing and places in Hong Kong. He became an administrator of the English Wikipedia in March 2007. He is an administrator open to recall.

He had the privilege of being the first editor to voluntarily return the Interface Administrator flag when the user right and its associated policies were set up in 2018.

Real-life family members who are also Wikimedia editors include emkfchan and lhlconnie.

As a human being, Deryck makes mistakes, and occasionally changes his own point on view as he grows in life experience.

This page is purely about Deryck's involvement with the English Wikipedia. For a longer biography about Deryck and his Wikimedia involvements, please visit Deryck's user-page on Meta.



I, K.C. Tang, want to show my appreciation for your lovely article of the Route and Exit Number System by giving you this Technology Barnstar. 12:13, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar for dedication to improving and expanding Wikipedia. Good job! Sharkface217 02:47, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
WikiProject Hong Kong Award for your massive number of edits that have greatly improved the Lam Tin article. GB 02:28, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation. (via Philippe, 19:00, 21 January 2012)
The Admin's Barnstar Thanks for all the work you've been doing recently in handling protection requests! Acalamari 17:27, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar is awarded when several editors (like you and me did and will do in the future) work together to improve an article. Thanks you for your cooperation. I should have given you this much earlier well now it's all yours! Jagadhatri(২০১২) 09:28, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar For closing that monster You didn't build that AFD. Thank you. Go Phightins! (talk) 01:38, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar I can't remember the last time there was no backlog at RfD. This probably won't last very long either, but it feels great, and I really appreciate your getting involved there. BDD (talk) 13:47, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar For the continued work done at WP:GN. Assistance is greatly appreciated! RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 23:29, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar For closing this discussion and making sense of it all! An admin's work is never done! MJLTalk 17:00, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar This is for your outstanding performance in Wikipedia as an administrator. I appreciate your selfless effort in serving Wikipedia. Your efforts are really grateful. Your quick troubleshooting abilities are a gift for Wikipedia. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 16:27, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
The Real Life Barnstar For your work here and around the World. Bearian (talk) 13:01, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar For making face coverings to help ameliorate a pandemic, and for many other good deeds. May your next move be as auspicious as your last. Zazpot (talk) 23:48, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
The Guidance Barnstar Thank you for your Wikimania presentation on Cantonese Wikipedia and how to get involved. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:44, 19 August 2023 (UTC)

Other awards[edit]

Congratulations! Thanks for all the work you did in making Amina Bokhary controversy a certified "Good Article"! The article has passed, and it was good to work with you. Thanks also for your reviews. Featured article candidates and Good Article nominees always need more reviewers! All the best, – Quadell (talk) 15:27, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
E-Volunteer survey star contributor A message of thanks from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis' star dinosaur, Dracorex, for contributing your opinion in our E-Volunteer survey. Thanks for your time. You're the best! LoriLee (talk) 19:59, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
This kitty is going to the litter box, and thanks you for your in-depth closure at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Public restrooms in Bratislava. Bearian (talk) 22:51, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your long service to the project, for quality articles such as Flag of Hong Kong, for admin coaching, for helpful reviews, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Signpost mentions[edit]

High-quality content[edit]


I've successfully nominated two articles to FAC and successfully helped 3 articles to FA so far. Those in bold remain FAs until last update.

  1. Hong Kong*
  2. Flag of Hong Kong
  3. Sun Yat-sen

* indicates contribution to others' nomination

Did you knows[edit]

Besides expanding and improving articles, sometimes in attempt to make them featured, I also write new articles and nominate them to "Did you know".

  1. Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System
  2. 2-Methylhexane
  3. Millennium City, Hong Kong
  4. East Kowloon Corridor
  5. La Salle Road
  6. Sai Tso Wan Recreation Ground
  7. Edward Leo Krumpelmann

Good articles[edit]

As nominator or major author
  1. Lam Tin
  2. Amina Bokhary controversy
As reviewer
  1. Lake Untersee
  2. Ickenham
  3. Tesco bomb campaign