User:Elvey

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Users of this template are, in my experience, typically being dishonest:

Sunset at Huntington Beach.jpg Elvey is taking a short break and will be back at Commons soon.

Some edits I'm proud of: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Copyright_tags&diff=30429520&oldid=30196977 ; see my uploads.

History[edit]

Creation[edit]

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-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:

Deletion[edit]

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

Articles I had deleted include:


To Do[edit]

Write MAT release. [1] [2] See/make/redirect B-roll, VNR.

Security[edit]

Padlock.svg This page is encrypted. And if you believe that just because that lock and statement appear here, your computer is probably infected and you need reeducation.

(Well, OK, it might be encrypted; you might be viewing this page over https, but it's not likely. Secure Wikipedia access is now possible, and getting easier and more common. [Link to stats showing fraction of pages served over https - needs to be found])

Committed identity: 81b36b300b70ebba2a4e67230e7f4728 is an MD5 commitment to this user's real-life identity.

I've provided responsible disclosure of and been involved in Wikipedia/MediaWiki vulnerabilities.

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Pledges[edit]

I've taken The Anti-Corruption Pledge of Rootstrikers/Fix Congress First/Lawrence Lessig/Fund for the Republic. Anti-Corruption Pledge.png I've taken The Boulder Pledge.


My other WikiMedia home pages[edit]

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Userboxen[edit]

Template:Veteran EditorTemplate:User WikiProject Copyright CleanupTemplate:User WebCite

TUSC token: 9653144494192b42a17c91f1d7f9e37c[edit]

Some deletions that seem idiotic to me[edit]

  • {{PD-USGov-DHS-CGAUX}} - and all the files that used it - even though they were indeed works of the US Government, and thus PD-ineligible, among others, surely applied.
  • {{PD-NJGov}} - see the deletion and DRs!
  • File:Thomas Eric Duncan.jpg. This was free content, properly documented; relied on a valid (and yet deleted) template, Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook.
  • PRP: more evidence/example of its stupidity.
  • Jimbo may agree with me; he says: "I think that commons policy is enforced inconsistently and also needs some revision. I think that some of the people who are admins at commons are among the weakest admins that we have in all the projects, and that this is a core part of the problem. I think that far too many people on both sides are prone to framing this as having anything at all to do with "prudishness", rather than having to do with what are fundamentally issues of human dignity. I encourage anyone who is concerned about these issues to coordinate carefully, get involved at commons, and work to improve things. I don't have the time, and my own personal conflicts with people at commons lead me to think that I would do more harm than good trying to get personally involved.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 2:34 pm, 8 May 2013, Wednesday (1 year, 4 months, 30 days ago) (UTC−7) (source).
  • A lot of Denniss' "work". Example.