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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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Edits 58969
Edits+Deleted 61963
Pages deleted 3875
Revisions deleted 14
Pages restored 29
Pages protected 75
Pages unprotected 9
Protections modified 22
Users blocked 96
Users reblocked 1
User rights modified 1

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Immediate requests Entries
Candidates for speedy deletion as attack pages 0
Wikipedians looking for help 0
Requests for unblock 47
Wikipedia semi-protected edit requests 20
Wikipedia extended-confirmed-protected edit requests 1
Wikipedia template-protected edit requests 4
Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests 0
Requested edits 4
Requested RD1 redactions 1
Candidates for speedy deletion as copyright violations 7
Candidates for speedy deletion 81
Open sockpuppet investigations 93
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Administrative backlog[edit]





CSD / PRODs[edit]

Candidates for speedy deletion Entries
User requested 2
Empty articles 1
Nonsense pages 1
Spam pages 21
Importance or significance not asserted 1
Possibly contested candidates 13
Other candidates 65
The following articles and files have been proposed for deletion for around 7 days:

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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)
Comment: SPAM blocked on es Don't read spanish -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 20:36, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. They don't seem to be editing about Eatons Neck, New York or otherwise representing the local government there. 331dot (talk) 21:20, 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)

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)


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

Pending-changes protected for a period of one month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. MelanieN (talk) 00:29, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


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

Semi-protected for a period of one year, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. MelanieN (talk) 00:31, 17 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)

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)

Convergent evolution[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent insertion of material by IP-hopping editor without consensus. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 20:24, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Adding: Hmm the same appears to occur with the same editor at List of examples of convergent evolution and Sparassodonta... —PaleoNeonate – 20:27, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

The APX[edit]

Create protection: Repeatedly recreated – The article was created by an undisclosed paid editor who failed to disclose and the company now hired user Jjanhone to move their draft. The article was previously deleted after an AFD discussion and it has notability issue. . GSS (talk|c|em) 20:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Stevie Young[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations. - FlightTime (open channel) 21:30, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Declined, this is just one IP, and they did not edit after the warning. If they continue, they should be blocked.--Ymblanter (talk) 03:14, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

List of Nvidia graphics processing units[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Someone requested protection for this page yesterday, but their request was removed by a random user without giving any reason. It seems that there is a content dispute going on with an unregistered IP. I noticed since I was requesting protection for another article, and saw their request. CycloneYoris talk! 21:37, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Eunice Olumide[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Succession of IPs (likely one person) adding unsourced/NPOV material to article over a long period, despite warnings.  Mbinebri  talk ← 22:53, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Pending-changes protected for a period of 1year, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 03:12, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Article has previously been protected for a year twice. Hrodvarsson (talk) 23:55, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected indefinitely.--Ymblanter (talk) 03:09, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 00:22, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 01:37, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Hurricane Michael[edit]

Semi-protection: Asking for an extension on the semi protection... this is still a hot topic. We already have problems with content being added incorrectly by autoconfirmed users. I can just imagine what vandalism would occur from IPs after the protection expires soon. FigfiresSend me a message! 00:50, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 01:07, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Pittsburgh Penguins[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Protected in the past, the subject of petty vandalism by IPs in the past two days. Ifnord (talk) 01:51, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Susan Wojcicki[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Previously protected, currently being vandalised by IPs and newly created accounts for the past couple of days. Ifnord (talk) 01:54, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 02:22, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Already protected by administrator Gilliam.--Ymblanter (talk) 03:06, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

2011 Norway attacks[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP-hopping vandalism. Toddst1 (talk) 02:03, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 03:03, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Scene (subculture)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Binksternet (talk) 02:07, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Excess mortality in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Occasionally gets hit by unregistered IP's and they partake in disruptive editing and only uses the talk page to cherry-pick articles to fit their destructive editing the most recent one is an example 31 on the talk page is the example. Jack90s15 (talk) 02:28, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 02:37, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Tornado chaser (talk) 02:31, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 6 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 02:56, 17 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.
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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]

Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

  • 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: 00:11, 17 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: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"
Template:Inflation/year (request) 2018-10-16 19:18 Template-protected (log) From Template:Inflation-year: Protected by Zzuuzz on 2016-10-21: "High risk template 11k+ transclusions"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 19:20, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


RfA candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report
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Last updated by cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online at 03:00, 17 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)
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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]

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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 - [8] 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