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About me

I'm xplicit and I'm an administrator here on the English Wikipedia. I first registered this account on July 11, 2007, as DiverseMentality before having my username changed in March 2009. I became an administrator on November 2, 2009, after my successful request for adminship. I completely ceased editing in February 2013 for various reasons before returning in September 2015, after an absence of two years and seven months.

My area of interest is music, so I focus on articles about musicians and groups, albums, songs, discographies, and other related content. Historically as an administrator, the majority of my work has centered around media files and categories. I participate in several venues, mostly in candidates for speedy deletion, files for discussion, and categories for discussion.

The "ethnic cleansing" problem

The English Wikipedia has an "ethnic cleansing" problem. Subjects from countries where English is not the native or official language and utilize a non-Latin script alphabet are especially susceptible. When citing references, English-language sources are not required, but a lack thereof is enough of a shortcoming for an article to be marked for deletion. Sources in the topic's native language are often ignored, even in cases where knowledgeable users provide them; falling under the scrutiny of the eyes of the wrong group of users can easily lead to the systematic removal of invaluable articles.

Actively trying to save these articles is a daunting task to undertake, but the effort on those who commit to handle this issue to the best of their ability is desperately needed.

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