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I am a Wikipedia:administrator since July 5, 2004. I first contributed to Wikipedia in April of 2001 (oldest edits lost in early software upgrades). My first edit with my username appears to be on April 26. I have been active on a number of online projects - active and passive (SETI@Home, Distributed Proofreaders, Mars crater labeling, Stardust@Home, Folding@Home on the Wikipedia team: Team page, etc.)

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Pages deleted 3875
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Pages restored 29
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Requests for unblock 44
Wikipedia semi-protected edit requests 15
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Wikipedia template-protected edit requests 4
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Administrative backlog[edit]




Pictogram voting wait.svg Warned user. If they trip the filter again, they'll be blocked.Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 16:13, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Pictogram voting move light green.png This noticeboard is for obvious vandals and spammers only. Consider taking this report to WP:ANI. This appears to be more of a behavioural issue (albeit an extremely subpar one). ANI would probably be a better venue to review the disruptive edits.Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 16:04, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting wait red.svg No vandalism since final warning. Re-report if this user resumes vandalising. Also, they haven' edited since yesterday. Not sure why you're reporting them now?Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 17:34, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

CSD / PRODs[edit]

Candidates for speedy deletion Entries
User requested 9
Empty articles 0
Nonsense pages 0
Spam pages 7
Importance or significance not asserted 2
Possibly contested candidates 10
Other candidates 60
The following articles and files have been proposed for deletion for around 7 days:

( source / chronological order / expired )

WP:UAA / WP:RFPP[edit]

Usernames for administrator attention

Note: Patrollers are kindly asked to monitor usernames listed at Filter 102, Filter 148, Filter 149, Filter 354 (tags), Filter 579, WP:UAA/HP, and CAT:UAA.


Keep monitoring the user, until their username is more clear. - TNT 💖 09:57, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Wait until the user edits. Please don’t report such minor issue if the user has yet to edit. It’s entirely possible this is someone’s legitimate alt account and they are preparing for WP:BAG or something. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:48, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Requests for page protection

Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

Meta:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Kwanyama Wikipedia[edit]

Temporary Semi-protection: Persistent revert of removal of racist comment. Yilangren (talk) 22:10, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @Yilangren: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 22:21, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Not done We can't protect pages on other projects. You will need to raise this at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. DrKay (talk) 08:50, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: I have left a message at Fish+Karate 08:50, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Done Now protected. Enigmamsg 18:08, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

India national under-20 football team[edit]

This article is being continuously vandalised by some idiots and miscreants, previously the article was put two times on as semi protected but now needed Indefinite semi-protection as the vandalism is not stopped its being continous. Dey subrata (talk) 00:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)Dey subrata (talk)

  • Automated comment: @Dey subrata: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 00:57, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Declined see below; already done. Vanamonde (talk) 01:55, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Strictly Come Dancing (series 16)[edit]

Temporary Semi-protection: There is a persistent issue with unregistered IP(s) changing this page to include incorrect or unsourced information, despite it being repeatedly reverted and requests to stop. Cwmxii (talk) 11:54, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

@Cwmxii:. Can you be more specific? I notice that the previous season of this program, Strictly Come Dancing (series 15), is under EC protection due to socking, but it's unclear if the same pattern is occurring with the current season. EdJohnston (talk) 16:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
@EdJohnston:If you look at the edit history, you'll see there's an issue with someone from an unregistered IP changing part of the Week 3 section to be wrong. It has been repeatedly pointed out that the information is correct as it is, and a source has been added, but they keep changing it to be wrong anyway. Cwmxii (talk) 17:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Semi-protected – 2 months. EdJohnston (talk) 17:39, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Kevin MacDonald (evolutionary psychologist)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – I'm pretty sure the latest IP is a proxy, no address in the range has edited this article before and see [1]. Doug Weller talk 07:46, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

I don't see recent vandalism. I do see a bold removal that was challenged by IP(s). The next step should be discussion. Edit warring then requesting protection, if the goal is to avoid discussion, should be discouraged. (talk) 08:10, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
And what I see is editors using IP addresses suddenly showing up here and at the article who have never edited either page before. Smells of socks to me. Doug Weller talk 11:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
@Doug Weller: Special:Contributions/, which the IP above belongs to, is a colocationwebhost, i.e. for all practical purposes a proxy, just like the latest IP who edited the article (which belongs to another, and now blocked, colocationrange), and should be blocked. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 12:11, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Semi-protected -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: You can't say stop edit warring and complain when someone goes to the talk page. I find PP often stimulates discussion. Make your case, but please base on policy and not personal opinion. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Oh, and aspersion are right out.-- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:26, 16 October 2018 (UTC) -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:26, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Vinod Dua[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Keeps getting vandalized by IPs. Breakfastisready (talk) 10:49, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected – 1 month. EdJohnston (talk) 17:42, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Science and technology[edit]

Semi-protection: Perennially high level of IP vandalism/test edits. Diffs from the past 4 months alone, with similar pattern going back years: [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12]. —swpbT go beyond 13:05, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Occasional vandalism is regrettably to be expected on a popular page, the levels are not excessive. Fish+Karate 13:07, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Duncan D. Hunter[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Constant Vandalism. Samuel JJ (talk) 13:17, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Declined – Not seeing much of a recent problem. There was something about white nationalism, but that was from a registered editor who did not continue. EdJohnston (talk) 15:18, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Roses Are Red (band)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism by likely one user using multiple IPs. Rosalina2427 (talk to me) 13:23, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected – 2 months. EdJohnston (talk) 15:21, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 14:47, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism. Resumed after protection expired. --Let There Be Sunshine 15:11, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Lachhu Maharaj (musician)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. (talk) 15:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 12 hours, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Some constructive edits too. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Altura, New Jersey[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. (talk) 15:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:02, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: See Wikipedia:Administrators noticeboard/Incidents#Rangeblock request -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:03, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

The Wombles (band)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent LTA from Texas. IanDBeacon (talk) 17:10, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Ace of Spades (album)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing –

IP needs to discuss these changes first. Also please restore to stable version. - FlightTime (open channel) 17:24, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Twofortnights (talk) 17:46, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Geoffrey Giuliano[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Citizen Canine (talk) 17:53, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

Please post requests in this section for removing or reducing the protection level of a page if the protecting admin is inactive or you have already asked them.
  • To find out the username of the admin who protected the page click on "history" at the top of the page, then click on "View logs for this page" which is under the title of the page. The protecting admin is the username in blue before the words "protected", "changed protection level" or "pending changes". If there are a number of entries on the log page, you might find it easier to select "Protection log" or "Pending changes log" from the dropdown menu in the blue box.
  • Requests to downgrade full protection to template protection on templates and modules can be directed straight here; you do not need to ask the protecting admin first.
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Check the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.


protected in 2008 time to unprotect — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:25, 13 October 2018‎ (UTC)

I don't see an issue with unprotecting it after 10 years, but pinging Keilana who protected the article way back then and remains active. Fish+Karate 08:44, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done Throwback! I have so few issues with unprotecting it that I just did it. Keilana (talk) 19:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

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  • Unless the talk page itself is protected, you may instead add the appropriate template among {{Edit protected}}, {{Edit template-protected}}, {{Edit extended-protected}}, or {{Edit semi-protected}} to the article's talk page if you would like to make a change rather than requesting it here. Doing so will automatically place the page in the appropriate category for the request to be reviewed.
  • Where requests are made due to the editor having a conflict of interest (COI; see Wikipedia:Suggestions for COI compliance), the {{request edit}} template should be used.
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Semi-protected edit request: Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science[edit]

In the thread Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science#Diesel-electric rail emissions, I would like to add the following, suitably indented to appear as a response to the posting by PiusImpavidus at 10:21, 15 October 2018:

  • No, the UK is not "rapidly electrifying its rail network". I can't cite specific articles, but this subject comes up regularly in Modern Railways magazine, which I read. While there have been electrification projects established in recent years, they have tended to overrun their budgets and have been subject to delays and partial cancellations. Currently the people in charge are embracing bi-mode trains that can run on routes that are only partly electrified. -- (talk) 08:50, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. -- (talk) 08:50, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @ This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 09:04, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done. IffyChat -- 09:17, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Handled requests[edit]

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.

Protected edit requests

0 protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Updated as needed. Last updated: 15:16, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
4 template-protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Template:Country data Japan (request) 2018-10-14 23:12 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:College (request) 2018-10-15 10:56 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Country data Tuvalu (request) 2018-10-15 19:38 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Infobox television episode (request) 2018-10-16 16:05 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mike V on 2014-07-27: "Highly visible template: Request at RFPP"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 16:09, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


RfA candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report
Sir Sputnik 136 1 3 99 16:00, 21 October 2018 4 days, 21 hoursno report
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Last updated by cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online at 18:00, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


I am at about 70,000 edits aross all Wiki projects.

I, Solipsist, hereby award you this Barnstar of Diligence for you extraordinary patience, over many years, in handling perennial Corn vs. Maize debates.
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Minor edits make a major difference. Gaff ταλκ 04:03, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
Ahh, a sigh of relief from IvoShandor to Rmhermen, thanks for your work on articles related to the Black Hawk War. IvoShandor 05:31, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar, for good deed #1 The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is for that quick and poisonous work you did on the Ayina River. Yours sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 19:52, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Templates I use often but never remember[edit]

  • {{NorthAmNative}} {{WikiProject Michigan}} {{WikiProject Protected areas}} {{river}}
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Help box by Jennavecia (talk · contribs)

"Do you want to take a survey?"[edit]

On Feb. 12, 2005, I did a random pages survey. Out of 100 random pages, only 1 was a U.S. town. That's progress. Three towns in the UK, 1 in Spain and 1 in Portugal also turned up. Overall biographies were the largest category at 22%, followed by geography with 15% total. Then Lists at 7%, Disambiguation pages at 6%.

On Feb. 24, 2006, I repeated the 100 random page survey, this time getting 5 U.S. towns. Overall, geography had 26%, biography 21%, fiction 9%, music 4%, colleges 4%, lists 3% and disambigs 4%. Clearly geography and biography are our largest areas. Music, science and business scored less than I expected. Non-individual History was hardly discernable.

Even by Feb. 2005, 100 out of almost 500,000 was not statistically significant but was as much as I had patience for.

Wikiprojects I am a member of:[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Protected areas
Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers
Wikipedia:WikiProject Space missions
Wikipedia:WikiProject Michigan

Short To Do list[edit]

Early Anon work, no need to bug the developers[edit]

Up to Dec 16, 2003, all the edits at these anonymous id's were mine (59 edits):

More recently 1,250 or so edits on are apparently all mine. Apparently my new ID is There are undoubtedly many others as the earliest history of many articles was not preserved by the software.

List of most of my original pictures and some maps[edit]

For copyright declaration purposes The following photographs and diagrams on Wikipedia were taken by and uploaded by me and released under GNU-FDL:

  • Update March 21, 2006 by searching with Interiot's Tool (no longer updated - [16] does edit counts though)



Numerous locator maps for U.S. national parks like Image:LocMap Big Bend National Park.png and Image:LocMap Tongariro National Park.png - most now replaced by dynamic map system