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Pathoschild (edit history)
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Date Wiki Log
2005-10-02 Wikipedia
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"Pathoschild is hereby awarded the Working Man's Barnstar for his tireless archiving works on the Nanking Massacre and other articles, an aspect of wikipedia often neglected." —Miborovsky
2005-10-02 Wikipedia
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"Pathoschild is hereby awarded the Exceptional Newcomer Award for being so proactive despite having less than 2 weeks of experience." —Miborovsky
2006-12-11 Wikipedia promoted administrator.
2006-12-11 Wikipedia
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"Congratulations on your new mop!" —Sango123
2006-12-18 Wikipedia
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"I, FireFox, hereby award this Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar Award to Pathoschild, for the work he did for me today in regards to my monobook.css!" —FireFox
2005-12-18 Wikipedia RacingBicycle-non.JPG "MERRY CHRISTMAS, Pathoschild! A well deserved pressy!" —Santa on Sleigh
2006-01-11 Wikipedia
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"I hereby award you the Working Man's Barnstar for your exhaustive and probably really boring efforts to clear the backlog at WP:VIP and make the page actually usable again. Bravo!" —Mo0
2006-01-23 Wikipedia
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"Have a cookie for all your hard work!" —Thorpe
2006-02-04 Wikisource promoted administrator.
2006-02-05 Wikipedia Esperanza-short.PNG "Congratulations, Pathoschild! Your user page has been nominated for the Esperanza User Page Award!" —Smurrayinchester
2006-02-14 Wikipedia Pathoschild heart.svg "No misanthropy for you today good sir! Happy Valentine's day!" —Shanel
2006-02-18 Wikipedia Choco chip cookie.jpg "That was fast! Thanks a's a nice chocolate chip cookie for your efforts (it's fresh baked too!)." —bcatt
2006-02-19 Wikipedia
"You are hereby given this award in recognition of your generous efforts to subst deleted userboxes on user pages, to propose a policy that is both practical and fair to all parties, and to reduce the overall conflict over this contentious issue." —Jeffrey Smith
2006-02-20 Wikipedia
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"I, M@rēino, award this Barnstar to Pathoschild for User:Pathoschild/Projects/Userboxes, a project designed to reduce conflict in the highly emotional Wikipedia:Userboxes dispute." —Mareino
2006-03-11 Wikisource Pathosbot granted bot flag.
2006-04-26 Wikipedia a request for comment concerning Tawker, Pathoschild, and Essjay is filed over the suppression of publicly-posted private IRC logs. It is eventually deleted as uncertified with comments in favour of the targeted users.
2006-05-02 Wikisource requested CheckUser access. This would later fail despite unanimous support due to insufficient community.
2006-04-25 Meta promoted administrator.
2006-08-28 Wikipedia
"I Shanel, award you these Persimmons for listening to my whining and making wikilinks2.js work again :)" —Shanel
2006-09-03 Wikisource promoted administrator.
2006-09-04 Wikipedia
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"For starting WP:DENY, the best thing since sliced bread." —Zscout370
2007-01-07 Wikipedia "Have a barnstar for all your hard work in standardizing all those old language requests and in streamlining the process! <3" —Shanel
2007-03-18 Wikipedia
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"I give you this smile as a reward for being kind with me and others. Peace:)"Sir James Paul
2007-03-28 Wikipedia
"The Spamstar of Glory: Presented to Pathoschild for work both on Wikipedia and on Meta in fighting spam." —A. B.
2007-04-21 Meta
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"you do some excellent work for the entire Wikimedia foundation! I appreciate your work as steward, and Wikipedia administrator! Keep the good work up!!"WiganRunnerEu 19:46, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
2007-06-02 Wikipedia
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"The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar Ribbon: For merging bot edits to my talk page as a random act of kindness." —White Cat
2007-06-03 Meta
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"I, Smee, hereby award Pathoschild with The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar, for your kind and welcoming nature, and your hard work on documenting public domain primary source documents. Thank you." —Smee
2007-06-22 Meta
"The Tireless Steward Barnstar: I award Pathoschild this cabbage barnstar, with regards to his hard work as a steward." —Huji



I began editing the English Wikipedia in September 2005, concentrating on proofreading and organizing articles. In November I founded the WikiProject on user warnings to standardize the ad hoc user warnings (which would be completed much later in 2007). I requested administrator access in December to clear the open proxy backlog and organize protected templates, completing the first task a week after election (blocking and tagging 718 addresses). In January I founded the WikiProject on open proxies to continuously block open proxies and unblocked closed proxies.

I standardized the '!admin' stalkword to streamline finding administrators in a channel. At the same time, I became involved in the now-deprecated Requests for investigation, addressing its extensive backlog, redefining its scope to distinguish it from requests for administrator intervention against vandalism, and creating guidelines to prevent future backlog. (This process would much later be deprecated, replaced by requests for administrator intervention against vandalism and the Arbitration Committee.)

In February I created Category:Wikipedia:Blocked imposters, which was to become extremely popular and a game to vandals, much to my later chagrin as I entered the mindset that I would later codify as DenyRecognition. (These categories, along with thousands of other user pages, templates, project pages, and categories were later deleted based on that essay.)

Simultaneously I founded the WikiProject on user warning layout standardisation and drafted guidelines for user warnings use on user talk pages. (This project would later be merged into the WikiProject on user warnings.)

I started a template substitution project (aiming to centralize template substitution efforts), and soon after the related userboxes project aiming to fix broken user pages by replacing red links to deleted user boxes with their substituted code. This project gained much attention as a workable compromise, and many users would later imitate it. However, my related compromise policy on userboxes would achieve no consensus.


I began editing the English Wikisource in October 2005, but was frustrated by its disorganized structure, inexistent documentation and guidelines, and complete lack of a unified style. In January 2006 I founded the WikiProject on infrastructural and guidance development, which would serve as a focus for developing the structure. I wrote the introductory help pages from scratch and unified the scattered existing help pages. I redesigned the standard welcome template, partly to correct the now obsolete links (see archived details).

That done, in Februrary 2006 I rewrote and expanded the deletion policy (see project deletion policy). After a successful proposal I purged the 209 mirrored MetaWiki help pages from Wikisource, updating all links to point to Meta. I created the administrator's noticeboard to centralize administrator discussions and requests.

I then founded the local WikiProject on open proxies, which would later be expanded to cover several other wikis.


Date Wiki Log
2006-03-01 Wikipedia Wrote Wikipedia:Interpret all rules to counterpoint Wikipedia:Ignore all rules.
2006-03-04 Wikisource created Wikisource's style guide.
2006-03-04 Wikisource created Wikisource News.
2006-03-10 Meta founded the centralised MetaProject on open proxies.
2006-03-10 Meta created the centralised prohibition against open proxies policy page.
2006-03-11 Wikipedia overhauled and reorganised core counterabuse process pages: Vandalism in progress to Requests for investigation and Vandalism in progress/Long term alerts to Long term alerts (415 edits, 107 deletions, 6 page moves, 3 restorations).
2006-03-18 Wikipedia Wrote Wikipedia:Deny recognition. This essay would eventually lead to a culture shift on Wikipedia, including the deletion of numerous templates and documentation pages glorifying vandals. All the better.
2006-03-20 Wikisource created the blocking policy.
2006-03-27 Meta founded Meta:Language select.
2006-03-28 Meta founded Meta historical project.


Date Wiki Log
2006-04-04 Wikisource overhauled the copyright policy.
2006-04-06 Wikisource enabled relative links in all namespaces.
2006-04-06 Wikisource overhauled Noarticletext message.
2006-04-16 Wikisource established a standardised bot request category structure.
2006-04-18 Wikisource created the standardised {{footer}}.
2006-04-20 Wikisource created the Index.
2006-04-27 Wikisource successfully proposed the exclusion of all reference data and source code.
2006-05-27 Wikisource created the standardised {{process header}}.
2006-05-30 Wikisource successfully proposed a plan to phase out reference data and source code, and created {{s:Template:refdata}} to tag them for eventual deletion.


Date Wiki Log
2006-06-07 Wikisource overhauled the Blockedtext interface message.
2006-05-09 Wikisource successfully proposed a new main page design, although implementation would be lengthily delayed by slow progress featuring texts.
2006-05-12 Wikisource implemented guidelines and a procedure for featured texts.
2006-05-15 Wikisource created the standard {{s:Template:soft redirect}}, later integrated into the deletion policy.
2006-05-23 Wikisource implemented the administrator policy, notably including yearly confirmation votes and desysop procedures.
2006-05-27 Wikipedia began an extended wikibreak.


Date Wiki Log
2006-06-05 Meta created the Index.
2006-06-09 Wikipedia left the project indefinitely.