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Name Benoit Landry
Gender Cismale
Languages Quebec French
Canadian English
Birth date (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 27)
Location Montreal, Canada
Nationality  Québécois
 Scottish ancestry of Cameron tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png Clan Cameron
Time zone EDT Current time for UTC-4 is 07:19
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 400 lb (180 kg; 29 st)
"Religion" Irreligious apatheism
Sexuality Aromantic Flag.svg Aromantic Pansexuality flag.svg Pansexual
Personality Procrastinating ISTJ narcissist
Ideology Egalitarian and consequentialist libertarianism
Political parties (QC) Parti Nul (member, donator, voter)
(CAN) Libertarian Party (member, donator, voter)
(CAN) P.A.C.T. (member, donator)
Employment Project coordinator for
Luminet Solutions
Facebook Benoit Landry on Facebook
Twitter @Salvidrim on Twitter
Instagram Salvidrim on Instagram
YouTube Salvidrim's channel on YouTube
Vlogre's channel on YouTube
reddit /u/Salvidrim
Skype salvidrim.klirsyt.ben
PSN & Steam &
Nintendo ID
3DS Friend Code 2766-8742-2393 Salvidrim#1722
Main account Salvidrim: ((2009-07-05)5 July 2009 - (2013-05-31)31 May 2013)
Salvidrim!: ((2013-05-31)31 May 2013 - )
Active editor ((2011-09-20)20 September 2011 - )
Administrator ((2013-01-14)14 January 2013 - ) RfA ('crat chat)
UTRS Volunteer: ((2014-09-01)1 September 2014 - )
Tool admin: ((2015-02-06)6 February 2015 - (2016-05-31)31 May 2016)
Tool Ambassador ((2016-06-01)1 June 2016 - )
Signed General confid. agreement: 8 Jun. 2016
OTRS Volunteer: ((2015-07-21)21 July 2015 - )
Signed OTRS confid. agreement: 29 Sept. 2015
SPI Team Clerk trainee ((2014-09-19)19 September 2014 - (2015-07-19)19 July 2015)
Clerk ((2015-07-19)19 July 2015 - )
ID'ed to the WMF 31 July 2014 (d)
ArbCom 2015 elections: Withdrawn
2016 elections: 9th for 7 seats (9.22% below 7th)
AUSC August 2014 candidacy
Wikimania 2017: Attending & Offered to volunteer
Wikimedia Canada Registered member
(paid 1 year on 4 August 2016)
IRC Cloak @wikipedia/Salvidrim
Signature  · Salvidrim! · 

.- Salvidrim is my Internet-wide username, sometimes abbreviated as "Salv" for convenience's sake. I reserve the right to alter your comments if you misspell my username!
.- I will definitely attend Wikimania 2017 -- it's happening right in my own downtown! If you plan on being there and would like to meet up for a chat or a few beers, let me know! I guess I also have a couch to crash on for friends in trouble. :p
.- My real name is Benoit Landry, I'm a male French Canadian by birth, thus I am fully bilingual; je parle français!
.- I'm always ready to be proven wrong, so if I do or say something stupid, {{trout}} me freely!
.- I'm a gamer at heart, so you'll often find me hanging around WikiProject:VG.
.- I'm a gnome, through and through, and couldn't prose my way out of a wet paper bag.
.- I enjoy participating in or closing consensus-seeking activities like RMs, XfDs, RfCs and so on; perhaps especially participating in VG-related discussions, and closing meta ones (MRV, DRV, etc.)
.- I will alter your talk page comments if their format is an obstacle to comprehension. I will not change their content (other than as described on the first bullet point), but will not hesitate to fix links, templates, headers or indentation... especially indentation.
.- The WikiPhilosophies I identify with moderately are eventualism and rehabilism. I'm a softie for second chances.
.- I vigorously defend and "enable" the infamous hated-but-productive editors. I'm willing to go the extra mile and try my best to channel their energy and contibutions towards their area of expertise, and minimize or disregard the inevitable conflicts around them; because I value their contributions more than I value "a good editing atmosphere". But that sentiment is often at odds with the general population1 and that disappoints me.
.- If an IP or plausible sock is editing constructively, then I prefer not knowing if they're secretly a banned user, for some people might clamor for a block despite policy that says rules should never get in the way of improvements.
.- As you can see.... I'm really, really into bullet points.
.- I use a handful of user scripts, adding more whenever I find them.
.- From my home office, I edit via Chrome on Windows 10 Pro, about half of the time I edit from my Nexus 6P via Chrome on Android 6.0, via the Desktop version of Wikipedia (both the Mobile version and the official App suck).
.- I create a bunch of redirects to existing articles whenever I notice they might help.
.- If I see an article-less topic which passes any notability guideline, I'll sometimes stub it for others to improve.
.- I am a strong supporter of the inclusion of non-textual data in all articles for the benefits of readers that tend to be quicker analysts like me: Infoboxes, navboxes, talk page banners, categories, portals, hatnotes, etc.
.- I am not in favor of allowing unregistered contributors to edit but I understand the current consensus; part of the reason are privacy-based (see detailed comment by Brion Vibber, WMF Lead Software Architect), but I also think that by requiring registration we would prevent more bad edits than we would lose good ones, leading to a net positive; my work at WP:SPI also led me to conclude that when faced with malicious editors, accounts are somewhat easier to counteract.
.- I don't have as much free time as I wish I did, but I do what I can, when I can. Hours of hyperactivity follow days of passive watching.

One of the most important things to remember is this: When dealing with a "bad doer", be it a sockpuppet, vandal or edit warrior, you have to remain calm. Cool. Collected. If you ramp up the drama, you make it more likely that they will retaliate even more, so now you have more vandalism, more socks, more problems. Failure to handle a situation in a calm manner leads to more problems, more drama. — Dennis Brown, [1]

Editing Work

Article improvements & active maintenance

Pages created

Video Games (most of them obscure)




Other miscellanous


Fair-use VG/movie infobox images
Commons files I got published
Biography images
Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 22111
Edits+Deleted 23082
Pages deleted 7777
Revisions deleted 74
Logs/Events deleted 16
Pages restored 249
Pages protected 255
Pages unprotected 19
Protections modified 33
Users blocked 853
Users reblocked 118
Users unblocked 60
User rights modified 52
Users created 9
Other uploads

Currently thinking of working on

Endless timesinks
  1. NPP · RCP · Newb
  2. Use DabSolver to fix issues in WP:VG or my Watchlist.
  3. Generally maintain WP:NIN & related pages... sometimes. But I'm lazy. Bite me. :)
  1. Requests: HelpMe! · ESp · EP
  2. Reports: RFPP · UAA · AIV · SPI
  3. Deletion: xPROD · CSD · AfD · MfD · DRV · UND
  4. Closure: RM · MRV · ANRFC
  5. Permissions: TE · Autopatrolled · Confirmed · Reviewer · Rollback
  6. Check out WP:VG/AA for any discussions I feel I can contribute to, especially RMs & AfDs (RS · Sit).
  7. Make the "WP 1.0 bot" generate a report here to make sure WP:VG articles are assessed as needed.
Discussion boards
  1. AN · AN/I · HD
  2. RFA · TW