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I created, revived or defended, here and on commons, many licensing templates, including {{PD-FLGov}}, used for over 100 commons images and many en images, as well as {{FLGovernment}}, {{PD-CAGov}}, {{PD-MAGov}},{{PD-DCGov}}, {{PD-NJGov}} (which lost a foolish TfD and DR, both railroaded by Carnildo), and {{PD-laws}}. Proud of these 2 widely positively impactful edits I think'll help users a lot - people who couldn't (figure out how to/easily) search archives are able to quickly do so now, on ~50,000 (?+40,000) popular pages, hopefully improving discussion quality!

Articles I created include:


On the deletion side, I RfD'd inappropriate state copyright templates, like PD-MDGov.

Articles I had deleted include:

Worth a Read![edit] , which says in part:

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Approved 10-0.

Enforced Consequences[edit]

The solution to vandalism, and misbehavior generally, is "enforced consequences" (or "consequences and enforcement"). On wikipedia, there's lots (and lots, and lots) of enforcement, but there are no real consequences.


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