I think I got scammed because I didn't even get a crappy T-shirt.
This editor is a Grand High Togneme Vicarus and is entitled to display the Book of All Knowledge: 2nd Edition.

It would be really great if someone would invent a new Internet with the specific purpose of not making money off of it, but making it what it originally was, a free marketplace of ideas, and there are still aspects of the Internet that are that. Wikipedia, essentially, is still the bastion of the original ideals of the Internet.

Hello! I go by the username k6ka (/ˈkˈsɪksˈkˈ/ ) on Wikipedia and on many other websites. While this is my original online alias, in recent years I've increasingly begun using the alias Czar Hey in other places, although I still regularly use my old alias. I am a Wikipedia administrator, and although I primarily work on cleaning up vandalism, my field of work on the project has expanded over the years to include renaming users and "gnoming".

My philosophy on editing Wikipedia is fairly simple—we are all volunteer editors, so let's make this place fun to be on! Editing Wikipedia should be a hobby, not a job, and the Wikipedia of today was built by people who treated it as a hobby. If you find yourself treating this place a little too seriously, maybe it's time to loosen up a little.

Although I spend a fair amount of time on Wikipedia, I am also active on other wikis as well. (A wiki, by the way, refers to a website that anyone can edit. It's an improper noun, so please don't abbreviate Wikipedia as "wiki"! It is like calling the Eiffel Tower "tower".) I am a global renamer on Meta Wiki, and I also help clean up vandalism on other Wikimedia projects as a global rollbacker.

Outside of Wikipedia, I have a bachelor's degree in history and philosophy, and by profession I'm a technical writer with a graduate certificate in technical communication. I am also an avid photographer with an active presence on Flickr and Instagram, having dabbled in everything from wildlife to sports to street, though I don't consider myself to have a field of focus or specialty. I have my own portfolio website at https://www.enochleungphotography.com/.

I don't work for Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation.

Reaching out to me

The best way to contact me for any wiki-related affairs is on my public talk page. For private wiki-related matters, you can email me.

I am also on the Libera IRC network in the channels ##k6ka connect and #wikipedia-en connect, usually under the nickname k6ka.[n 1] I am also active on the unofficial Wikipedia Discord server, also under this nickname.

I do use social media and various other sites, but I generally won't discuss wiki-related matters on there.

Administrator actions

I do not work for Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation. Administrators on Wikipedia are not paid employees and should not be treated as such. Administrators are regular users like everybody else that have simply been trusted with additional tools needed to keep the website in check.

Administrators are selected by the community through a process called Requests for adminship, or "RfA". My own RfA can be found here.

I am one of the few administrators that have voluntarily opened themselves up to recall. What this means is that, should the community believe that I have violated the accountability expected of me when I was appointed the position, I will voluntarily resign the position. My criteria for recall is listed here.

Photographs that I've taken

The photos above are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

See more images I've taken on Flickr, DeviantArt, and on Commons.

Userboxes

Stuff

Big oof

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WP:RFR
WP:AFD
WP:XFD
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WP:CSD
WP:RM
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WP:DR
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WP:TT
WP:SPI
WP:LOP
CAT:AB
WP:BS
WP:RD
WP:NFC
WP:IUP

Template stolen from Bluefist, who stole it from Chzz, who stole it from Jennavecia. Yes, I'm a filthy no-good very bad thief.

Links shamelessly stolen from Hazard-SJ.

My recent changes filters

Articles I've worked on substantially

Admin stats

Stats were last updated July 14, 2024, @ 09:09:51 (UTC)

Crat statistics
Action Count
Edits 119779
Edits+Deleted 123872
Pages deleted 1227
Revisions deleted 1665
Logs/Events deleted 72
Pages restored 18
Pages protected 262
Pages unprotected 4
Protections modified 26
Users blocked 3631
Users reblocked 185
Users unblocked 31
User rights modified 13
Users created 7
Abuse filters modified 2
Users renamed 2587

The first and last edits made to Wikipedia on New Years

In what seems to be a recurring tradition, I like to find the last edit made on New Years Eve, and the first edit made on New Years Day, according to UTC time. Sometimes a bot wins, but oftentimes it's just a regular editor who had no idea they got lucky!

Oftentimes, the last edit of a year will have a revision ID that is higher than the first edit of the next year. This is due to database lag, and is perfectly normal.

2015-2016

Last edit of 2015: Special:Diff/697661396

First edit of 2016: Special:Diff/697661397

2016-2017

Last edit of 2016: Special:Diff/757662577

First edit of 2017: Special:Diff/757662578

2017-2018

Last edit of 2017: Special:Diff/818010127

First edit of 2018: Special:Diff/818010128

2018-2019

Last edit of 2018: Special:Diff/876227288

First edit of 2019: Special:Diff/876227289

2019-2020

Last edit of 2019: Special:Diff/933439944

First edit of 2020: Special:Diff/933439945

2020-2021

Last edit of 2020: Special:Diff/997529718

First edit of 2021: Special:Diff/997529717

2021-2022

Last edit of 2021: Special:Diff/1063058807

First edit of 2022: Special:Diff/1063058808

2022-2023

Last edit of 2022: Special:Diff/1130787316

First edit of 2023: Special:Diff/1130787315

2023-2024

Last edit of 2023: Special:Diff/1192900438

First edit of 2024: Special:Diff/1192900433

Other sites I'm on

Please note that I will not accept friend requests from people I do not know. Additionally, unless you are unable to use my on-wiki talk page, please do not try to contact me through other venues.

Other accounts that I own

The following accounts belong to me:

This information is being disclosed as suggested by the sock puppetry policy.

Notes

  1. ^ Please note that, as of June 12, 2021, I am no longer on freenode, and have dropped my accounts and channel registrations there. If you see anyone with the name "k6ka" after this date, and you don't see me mention it here, it is not me.

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