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9 years, 6 months and 24 days.
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8 years, 4 months and 15 days.
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8 years, 3 months and 12 days.
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♂ This user is male.
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United States of America.
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Me on Wikipedia[edit]

I hold many official roles:

Due to my many other commitments, I don't edit as much as I used to, though I frequently attend to matters behind the scenes.

If you feel that my admin actions are inappropriate or no longer necessary, feel free to undo any of them without consulting me first, except those that mention checkuser or oversight. Those that mention checkuser must not be undone without permission from me or another checkuser, no matter the circumstances. Undoing checkuser actions without permission of a checkuser is grounds for removal of your administrator rights by the Arbitration Committee.

I frequently share my IP address with Julia W and with numerous different people at the Wikimedia Foundation office. Last time I checked, they were all definitely different people from me.

Arbitration Committee[edit]

During 2008, I was a member of the Arbitration Committee. I resigned at the end of 2008 due to illness preventing me from fulfulling my responsibilities. I subsequently served as the mailing list co-ordinator from January 2009 until late March 2009, a new position was which designed to help the Committee manage their incoming mail. I served until the position was superseded by a new mail handling procedure.

I retain the checkuser and oversight rights that I was given before my election to the Committee.

Me in real life[edit]

My name is Dan Garry. I'm a dual British and Irish citizen, born and raised in the North West of England, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and working for the Wikimedia Foundation as a Product Manager. For more information on what my job entails, see my staff userpage. I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, but this is my personal account. Edits, statements, or other contributions made from this account are my own, and may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

In my educational background, I have a Bachelor of Science (Joint Honours) degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from The University of Manchester and Master of Science by Research degree in Systems Biology, also from The University of Manchester. My thesis for my Master's degree is titled "Stimulus Response in a Coupled Cortical Compartment Model of Intermittent Epileptic Dynamics".

Places I've been[edit]

Below is a list of countries I've been to. Time in a country is counted cumulatively across trips. In each section, countries are listed in order the amount of time I've spent in them, from longest to shortest. The US flag links to a similar list for states and territories of the United States.


United Kingdom United States of America




Latvia Ireland Mexico France The Netherlands


Germany Estonia Norway Switzerland Canada



External links[edit]

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