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My name is Richard Lawrence. I created a userid as of July 10, 2005, although I contributed a few edits anonymously prior to that. I became an administrator on the English Wikipedia on December 25, 2009 (local time).

As of August 2019, my most frequent areas of editing are around the following topics:

  • Late 19th and early 20th century theater, mostly the creation and expansion of articles about plays, writers, and actors
  • Ayn Rand and her writings, as well as related ideas, people, and organizations
  • Admin handling of deletion requests, primarily at Articles for deletion and Miscellany for deletion.

I have a currently-unused alternative account under User:NATE Account, which was used exclusively (and rarely) for testing.

Tools, lists, and admin stuff[edit]

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Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 51687
Edits+Deleted 53551
Pages deleted 11637
Revisions deleted 1103
Pages restored 68
Pages protected 41
Pages unprotected 5
Users blocked 113
Users reblocked 2
Users unblocked 2

Contributions[edit]

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Cscr-featured.svgThis user has written or significantly contributed to 7 Featured articles on Wikipedia.
Symbol support vote.svgThis user helped promote 7 good articles on Wikipedia.
Symbol support vote.svgThis user has reviewed 7 Good Article nominations on Wikipedia.
Symbol question.svgThis user has been a major contributor to 6 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.

Featured articles[edit]

Articles where I was a major contributor to achieving featured article status:

  1. Night of January 16th - nomination - TFA: 16 January 2017
  2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1887 play) - nomination - TFA: 9 May 2017
  3. The Demi-Virgin - nomination - TFA: 3 June 2017
  4. The Blue Flame (play) - nomination - TFA: 21 September 2017
  5. The Fountainhead - nomination - TFA: 7 May 2018
  6. The Bat (play) - nomination - TFA: 23 August 2018
  7. The Unconquered (1940 play) - nomination

Good articles[edit]

Articles where I was a major contributor to achieving good article status (most later became featured articles):

  1. Ayn Rand - review
  2. Night of January 16th - review
  3. The Demi-Virgin - review
  4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1887 play) - review
  5. The Blue Flame (play) - review
  6. The Fountainhead - review
  7. The Unconquered (1940 play) - review

GA review log[edit]

Articles I reviewed for GA status:

  1. Talk:Lizabeth Scott/GA1 - 7 July 2014 - failed
  2. Talk:Michael Kidd/GA1 - 8 July 2014 - passed
  3. Talk:Joss Whedon/GA1 - 8 July 2014 - passed
  4. Talk:Merian C. Cooper/GA1 - 8 November 2016 - passed
  5. Talk:Peter Dinklage/GA1 - 15 November 2016 - passed
  6. Talk:Brothers Poem/GA1 - 22 November 2016 - passed
  7. Talk:Battle Royale (novel)/GA1 - 19 December 2016 - passed

Articles created[edit]

Articles by Year
Year Created
2005 2
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 6
2010 4
2011 1
2012 4
2013 9
2014 17
2015 13
2016 16
2017 21
2018 9
2019 7
Name Created Type Description Notes
Henry Oliver Walker 13 July 2005, 02:22 Person American painter WP:EB1911
Horatio Walker 13 July 2005, 04:40 Person Canadian painter WP:EB1911
Objectivist periodicals 29 May 2009, 16:33 Publication Magazines promoting Objectivist philosophy merged multiple short articles
College English 30 May 2009, 03:50 Publication Academic journal
Mimi Reisel Gladstein 26 July 2009, 01:23 Person Literature professor
Journals of Ayn Rand 26 September 2009, 05:03 Book Literary journals of Ayn Rand
Goddess of the Market 18 October 2009, 21:49 Book Biography of Ayn Rand
Judgment Day: My Years with Ayn Rand 12 December 2009, 03:34 Book Memoir of Nathaniel Branden
Letters of Ayn Rand 20 February 2010, 04:39 Book Collection of personal letters Did You Know? WP:DYK
Wauconda, Washington 3 April 2010, 20:20 Misc. Small community in eastern Washington Did You Know? WP:DYK
American Writers Association 15 September 2010, 02:45 Organization Anti-Communist writers group from the 1940s
Robert Benson (barrister) 27 November 2010, 19:25 Person 19th-century English jurist WP:WP DNB
Sean Stephenson 7 August 2011, 06:12 Person Self-help author/speaker Did You Know? WP:DYK
The Psychology of Self-Esteem 11 May 2012, 22:21 Book Self-help book by Nathaniel Branden
Who Is Ayn Rand? 15 May 2012, 06:02 Book Essays about Ayn Rand date is for userspace draft
Norman P. Barry 10 December 2012, 01:26 Person English political philosopher
National Association for Self-Esteem 11 December 2012, 04:26 Organization Group that promotes the topic
Larry J. Sechrest 2 January 2013, 02:58 Person American economist
Mark Meckler 5 January 2013, 01:52 Person American political activist
List of people influenced by Ayn Rand 7 January 2013, 07:12 Misc. People who describe her as a significant influence
Doris Nolan 19 July 2013, 03:44 Person 20th-century American actress
The Girl with the Whooping Cough 9 August 2013, 01:10 Play 1910 comedy
The Demi-Virgin 28 October 2013, 01:24 Play 1921 comedy Featured article WP:FA
Public philosophy 1 November 2013, 19:06 Misc. Bringing philosophy to the people
The Ayn Rand Cult 19 November 2013, 05:16 Book Book about the Objectivist movement
Story generator 25 November 2013, 02:10 Misc. Device to generate plot ideas split from Plot generator
Theatre Arts Magazine 19 March 2014, 20:37 Publication 20th-century American literary journal
Within the Law (play) 28 March 2014, 21:42 Play 1912 drama
The Gold Diggers (1919 play) 1 May 2014, 16:32 Play 1919 comedy
Getting Gertie's Garter (play) 1 May 2014, 17:47 Play 1921 comedy
The Girl in the Limousine (play) 2 May 2014, 17:15 Play 1919 comedy
Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model 3 May 2014, 02:20 Play 1906 melodrama
The Woman in the Case (play) 4 May 2014, 21:10 Play 1905 drama
Langdon McCormick 5 May 2014, 00:10 Person 20th-century American playwright
The Burglar and the Lady 6 May 2014, 13:55 Play 1905 melodrama
The Night of January 16th (film) 28 May 2014, 21:14 Film 1941 movie based on the play
Phoebe Foster 5 June 2014, 16:39 Person 20th-century American actress
Louis Weitzenkorn 17 June 2014, 04:01 Person 20th-century American writer
There's Wisdom in Women 20 June 2014, 18:34 Play 1935 comedy
Arthur Pierson (director) 25 June 2014, 17:42 Person 20th-century American actor and director
Five Star Final (play) 28 June 2014, 01:18 Play 1930 melodrama
The Girl from Rector's 30 June 2014, 03:50 Play 1909 comedy
Ideal (play) 2 July 2014, 06:53 Play Play by Rand not produced until 1989
William B. Mack 6 January 2015, 21:21 Person American actor
Ethel Knight Kelly 17 January 2015, 12:47 Person Australian actress and writer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1887 play) 18 January 2015, 02:29 Play 1887 play based on the novel Featured article WP:FA
Ruth Matteson 2 February 2015, 06:01 Person 20th-century American actress
Minerva Theatre, Sydney 9 February 2015, 23:30 Misc. Former Australian theatre
Thelma Grigg 10 February 2015, 17:13 Person 20th-century Australian actress
Daniel Harkins 16 February 2015, 02:50 Person 19th-century American actor
Beatrice Cameron 16 February 2015, 20:09 Person 19th-century American actress
"The Volunteer Organist" 17 February 2015, 17:16 Misc. 19th-century song
The Blue Flame (play) 24 February 2015, 01:44 Play 1920 science fiction melodrama Featured article WP:FA
Libel! 15 March 2015, 23:32 Play 1934 courtroom drama
Herbert Corthell 13 November 2015, 23:04 Person 20th-century American actor
The Crinoline Girl 30 December 2015, 20:11 Play 1914 musical comedy
Cheating Cheaters (play) 13 January 2016, 22:31 Play 1916 comedy
The Song of Songs (play) 25 January 2016, 05:04 Play 1914 drama
The Unconquered (1940 play) 3 February 2016, 00:44 Play 1940 melodrama Featured article WP:FA
The Fountainhead (band) 15 February 2016, 18:38 Organization 1980s Irish band
Brewster's Millions (play) 14 March 2016, 03:41 Play 1906 comedy
Red Light Annie 24 March 2016, 20:32 Play 1923 melodrama
Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure 25 March 2016, 08:28 Play 1921 comedy
William P. S. Earle 12 April 2016, 01:03 Person 20th-century American director
The Fascinating Widow 9 August 2016, 21:15 Play 1910 musical comedy
The Grass Harp (play) 24 August 2016, 19:01 Play 1952 comedy
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (play) 18 September 2016, 23:17 Play 1909 comedy re-created from redirect
The Jazz Singer (play) 22 October 2016, 21:33 Play 1925 drama
Roy Brewer 25 November 2016, 22:30 Person 20th-century American union leader
Palace Theatre, Sydney 11 December 2016, 17:02 Misc. Former Australian theatre
Harry Gwynette 21 December 2016, 20:00 Person British actor
Friendly Enemies (play) 24 December 2016, 19:26 Play 1918 comedy
Up in Mabel's Room (play) 7 February 2017, 21:57 Play 1919 comedy
Thomas Russell Sullivan 15 February 2017, 06:09 Person American writer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1888 play) 21 February 2017, 00:57 Play 1888 play based on the novel
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Or a Mis-Spent Life 23 February 2017, 21:11 Play 1897 play based on the novel
It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand 28 February 2017, 18:26 Book 1971 memoir
Prince Karl (play) 5 March 2017, 18:50 Play 1886 comedy
The Cambridge Tribune 11 March 2017, 04:55 Publication American newspaper
A Parisian Romance 13 March 2017, 05:33 Play 1883 drama
Dulcitius (play) 23 March 2017, 21:10 Play 10th-century comedy split from Dulcitius
Seven Days (play) 13 April 2017, 03:35 Play 1909 comedy
Khoudia Diop 15 April 2017, 16:43 Person Senegalese model
Harrison Hunter 19 April 2017, 06:33 Person Scottish-American actor
May Vokes 1 May 2017, 04:14 Person 20th-century American actress
The Anti-Slavery Alphabet 16 June 2017, 18:27 Book 1846 children's book
Spanish Love 2 August 2017, 18:17 Play 1920 drama
Vice Versa (play) 23 August 2017, 13:34 Play 1883 fantasy
Potash and Perlmutter (play) 23 September 2017, 23:38 Play 1913 comedy
Mega Shark (film series) 13 October 2017, 16:13 Film Film series
Lloyd Battista 2 November 2017, 04:38 Person American actor
Lenita Lane 14 November 2017, 16:59 Person 20th-century American actress
The Fountainhead (play) 30 November 2017, 23:15 Play 2014 drama Did You Know? WP:DYK
Sarah Howe (fraudster) 31 March 2018, 23:25 Person 19th-century American criminal
Marvin Dana 19 May 2018, 22:52 Person American writer
L'Étourdi ou les Contretemps 10 June 2018, 22:24 Play 1655 comedy
The Girl in the Taxi (play) 30 November 2018, 05:29 Play 1910 musical comedy
Bob Jones (Grand Dragon) 2 December 2018, 01:52 Person 20th-century Klan official
Sadie Love (play) 5 December 2018, 18:41 Play 1915 comedy
The Green Book Magazine 8 December 2018, 20:51 Publication 20th-century American magazine
Michel Villey 18 December 2018, 20:56 Person 20th-century French philosopher
Lesbia (play) 20 December 2018, 23:35 Play 1888 comedy
66 Scenes from America 4 February 2019, 17:20 Film 1982 documentary film
Richard Davey (writer) 16 June 2019, 20:27 Person English writer
Philip T. Hartung 27 June 2019, 02:20 Person American film critic
Charlton Andrews 16 July 2019, 18:45 Person American writer
A Gilded Fool 8 September 2019, 00:06 Play 1892 comedy
Red Light Winter 22 September 2019, 21:42 Play 2005 drama re-created from redirect
Love Finds the Way 1 October 2019, 01:58 Play 1896 comedy-drama

Major expansions[edit]

I didn't create these articles, but I expanded them from short stubs to full articles.

  1. Ayn Rand and the World She Made - a biography of Rand
  2. The Romantic Manifesto - a book by Rand
  3. Did You Know? Verna Hillie - an American actress
  4. Philosophy: Who Needs It - a book by Rand
  5. The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers - a posthumous book of Rand's lectures
  6. The Early Ayn Rand - a posthumous book of Rand's unpublished writings
  7. Did You Know? Linda Taylor - an American criminal

Templates created[edit]

  1. Template:Createdwith - flexible way to indicate what software was used to create an image, replacing multiple hardcoded templates
  2. Template:Inactive admin - template for notifying admins who are losing their permissions due to inactivity
  3. Template:Nathaniel Branden - navigation box
  4. Template:Avery Hopwood - navigation box
  5. Template:Mary Roberts Rinehart‎ - navigation box
  6. Template:Jørgen Leth - navigation box

Kind regards from other editors[edit]

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Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For all the quality work on the Bibliography for Ayn Rand and Objectivism. (yours -- Karbinski (talk) 15:58, 29 May 2009 (UTC))


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For bold, extensive, evenhanded edits to John Prendergast, 20 September 2009, and support to editors thereafter. --Whoosit (talk) 19:55, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


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Thanks for helping with the RFCs. Let's hope they will lead to a fruitful discussion. Face-smile.svg SoWhy 20:34, 7 July 2011 (UTC)


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Thanks for your contributions. SwisterTwister talk 04:19, 19 May 2012 (UTC)


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Presented to User ‎RL0919

For extraordinary service in the improvement of Murray Rothbard
SPECIFICO talk 23:45, 14 August 2013 (UTC)


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For your diligent work in maintaining the neutrality of Objectivism (Ayn Rand), including providing several sources for clarity. Abierma3 (talk) 22:59, 22 June 2015 (UTC)


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For developing articles in the sorely underrepresented topic of theater history. Bravo! BobAmnertiopsisChatMe! 20:11, 24 December 2016 (UTC)


works by Ayn Rand

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Thank you for quality articles such as Ayn Rand, Night of January 16th and The Demi-Virgin, for your ambition to make The Fountainhead a GA, for admin services, for explaining by edit summary and a detailed list of your contribs, - Richard, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 16 January 2017 (UTC)


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Thanks for your help at Wikipedia peer review! --Tom (LT) (talk) 21:56, 24 May 2017 (UTC)


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Good job on the improvements to the article about the novel, The Fountainhead.

It has seen a lot of good improvements from the prior GA review.

Good job on getting this article to GA quality. Sagecandor (talk) 05:31, 27 July 2017 (UTC)


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The Portal Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have made significant contributions to topic portals.
Thanks for helping me delete superfluous subpages Dreamy Jazz talk | contribs 21:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)