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This user has administrator privileges on the English Wikipedia.
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on-wiki
I registered this account on 25 March 2004 (verify) and became an administrator on 1 October 2008 (verify · my RfA). I was a member of the Arbitration Committee from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021.
My main areas of activity as an admin are deletion-related, especially speedy deletion, although I also help out at WP:UAA, WP:DYK, WP:RFPP, WP:AFD and other areas.
Yhwos (contribs) [testing // heavy tool use] and SWM (contribs) [mobile use] are also me.
off-wiki
40 year old // lawyer // living in Markt Schwaben, Germany.
English is my second language, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes. Apart from Wikipedia, I enjoy a range of "geeky" hobbies, mostly gaming, reading, listening to music and watching TV shows and movies.
(potential) biases
skeptic // atheist // social liberal // social democrat
If you believe that I have let my personal opinions influence my editing or administrative duties, please tell me about it. I will do my best to learn from any mistakes I make but in order to do so, I need to be aware of them.

featured article // good article // did you know? // rescued from deletion

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Wikipedia
This user is an administrator on the English Wikipedia. (verify • rfa)
(and has been for 15 years, 8 months and 22 days)
This user has alternative accounts named
Yhwos, SWM.
This user was identified as an awesome Wikipedian on 8 February 2009, 16 April 2009 and 3 August 2012.
This editor is a
Master Editor II
and is entitled to display this
Platinum Editor Star.
This user received a Four Award because they started, had displayed as a Did You Know..., improved to Good Article status, and improved to Featured Article status Adele Spitzeder.
This user has helped promote 8 good articles on Wikipedia.
This user has written or expanded 56 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than 15 years.
51%This user has been a Wikipedian for 50.5% of his life.
This user is an account coordinator at The Wikipedia Library for Adam Matthew and The Royal Society.
NEWSThis user has access to Newspapers.com through The Wikipedia Library.
QThis user used to have access to Questia through The Wikipedia Library.
EBSCOThis user has access to EBSCO resources through The Wikipedia Library.
NAThis user accesses Newspaper Archive via The Wikipedia Library.
Languages
deDieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
it-2Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio di italiano.
es-1Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
WikiProjects
This user is a member of the WikiProject Television Stargate task force.
DWThis user is a member of WikiProject Discworld.
The TARDIS, from Doctor WhoThis user is a member of
WikiProject Doctor Who.
This user is a participant in
WikiProject Star Wars.
Personal
This user is an atheist.
This user attends or attended the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Adoptees
This user is part of the adoption program, but is taking a break from adopting any new users.
Adminstats
Edits 58740
Edits (incl. deleted) 65562
Users created 2
Pages deleted 13806
Pages restored 368
Users blocked 1152
Pages protected 930
Pages unprotected 61
Rights modified 22
Committed identity: E819F6E0A4A9088336BE32A985B0BAC287EE2D0EA4D60C87B36AECE9A46184D7BA16338EB6987CC47FF2BA8D6CE71E3B9D346915680A9B561D15C61054D057D8 is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.