Ferien is taking a long wikibreak and will be back on Wikipedia some later time.

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This user contributes with Twinkle.
This user is a member of
WikiProject Congressional district.
This user is a member of
WikiProject Years.

This user is a member of Wikiproject Anti-Vandalism!
This user has successfully nominated 6 articles featured on Did You Know.
This user is a recent changes patroller.
This user has a page on the English Wikipedia.
It is about 5:26 AM where this user lives.[Purge]
83,000+This user has made over 83,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
This user has been on Wikipedia for 5 years, 2 months and 16 days.
This user has been on Simple Wikipedia for
3 years, 10 months and 29 days.
This user tries to do the right thing. If he makes a mistake, please let him know.
This user is a member of the
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This user is a member of the Wikimedia VRT team.
This user is a bureaucrat on the Simple English Wikipedia(verify)
This user is a global rollbacker on all Wikimedia Foundation Projects. (verify)
This user is an administrator on Meta-Wiki. (verify)
This user is a new page patroller.
Unified login: Ferien is the unique unified login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.
#This user chats on IRC under the nickname Ferien.
This user chats on Discord as ferien.

Hello, I'm Ferien (talkchangese-mailblocksprotectionsdeletionsmovesright changes).


I have started a WikiProject to improve and create articles related to the United Kingdom. You can see more here.

I have recently taken the "Total Backlog Annihilation" project into my userspace. The purpose of the project is to clear given backlogs. Suggestions for categories and help would be greatly appreciated. You can see more here.


If you need to contact me, then use my user talk page.

If you need to talk to me offwiki, you can email me using the email this user feature.

I am often online in the unofficial Wikimedia Discord server under the username Ferien, as well as on IRC liberachat under the cloak wikipedia/ferien. Please ping me to get my attention.

If I messaged you, it is best for you to ping me back to your talk page. This can be done using the {{re}} or {{u}} templates, by using them like this: {{re|Ferien}} or {{u|Ferien}}

Response times may vary. As of April 2024, I'm not editing as much here as I used to, due to real-life priorities. I will get back to you as soon as possible but please note that I cannot guarantee a response within 24 hours as I have previously been able to do. Please direct administrative requests to other venues, or privately to other administrators where appropriate (for example, with RevDel). Thank you for your understanding.

Other accounts

I have an alternate account called Ferien2 for editing on shared computers. I also have three active bots:

  • FerienBot, that currently goes around cleaning up Check Wikipedia error 61 once per month.
  • FerienBot2, that removes/adds protection templates from pages where appropriate.
  • FerienBot3, that substitutes templates that are supposed to be substituted.

Admin stats

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 78820
Edits+Deleted 84069
Users created 4
Pages deleted 6362
Pages restored 201
Users blocked 2633
Pages protected 354
Pages unprotected 54
Rights modified 201

All subpages

Articles saved

I stopped recording the articles I created a while back, seeing as I don't create as many new articles from scratch anymore, as I just don't have the time. What I would like to start doing during my bursts of activity, is recording the articles I save from deletion, usually through improving existing poor articles, as "quick wins" to try and improve this Wikipedia. This is not a complete list, just the ones I have remembered and am happy I've been able to add here. --Ferien (talk) 21:45, 29 March 2024 (UTC)
  1. Davy Medal – Originally was barely an article, but then was sent to RfD at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2021/Davy Medal, rather than using quick deletion. As it had already been sent to RfD, I spent the effort on improving the article instead.
  2. Samsung Galaxy S20 – Originally almost an A1 candidate, expanded out to a slightly bigger stub.
  3. List of countries by income equality – Originally nominated for G2 and declined, then sent to RfD at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2024/List of countries by income equality and was almost deleted, due to having next to no detail.
  4. National Space Society – Originally fairly inaccurate and was sent to RfD for this reason at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2024/National Space Society.





  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for your tireless contributions in anti-vandalism! -- *Fehufangą✉ Talk page ♮ 08:12, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Good Humor!
Hello Ferien Thank you very much for your kind response. You are really good person also. Hope that you are well.  Masum Ibn Musa  Conversation 14:48, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your continued and tireless work on either expanding articles, reverting vandalism or updating them. Your edits are a continued benefit for this Wikipedia. Keep up the good work! --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 16:14, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I saw all of the Recent Changes work you have done, and I wanted to award this to you. Helpthepeople9 (talk) 18:57, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks for having my back and keeping watch over me and my edits and all of your helpfulness. PotsdamLamb (talk) 23:32, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You are honestly, one of the best anti-vandals on this wiki, you devserve this. Dingothegorg 16:56, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
Thanks for your hard work on this wiki to build new content, upgrade existing content and be a faithful defender of Wikipedia and my user talk page against vandalism. It is much appreciated. Griffinofwales (talk) 04:12, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for shaping me into the Wikipedian I am today. You're a very good and nice person here. MeritedElm63160 (talk) 17:48, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for all your extraordinary efforts to community service in the Wikipedia. It's for all these you deserve a barnstar of diligence. Haoreima (talk) 17:13, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
You are kind, helpful, guiding, encouraging; you are the one who encourages me to do better on this wiki than English Wikipedia. Thanks. -Leo (let's talk) (my help) 21:57, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For the obvious. :) ~StyyxTalk? ^-^ 16:59, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
  Somebody has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them! Hockeycatcat (talk) 15:24, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I don't know how to give barnstars! Derpdart56 (talk) 15:35, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021 Barnstar
Hello Ferien,
Thank you for your participation in 'Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021'. One or more of your submitted articles have been accepted in the contest. This barnstar is given to you as a reminder of appreciation for contributing to the acceleration of Wikipedia through writing articles at this event. We hope that your cooperation will continue in the future.

Stay wholesome and safe.
Local Organizer, Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021
20:28, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

  Raising Star
You've Reached Over two Thousand of activity; and this is the highest point in the beginning of the project's establishment till today's date; Thank you for your great services it makes the project better and safer as you use admin tools within your activities; thank you again your contributions are appreciated by the community.

Happy Editing. 🌸 Sakura emad 💖 (talk) 12:14, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
My eyes are burning but thanks for reverting most of that! Derpdart56 (talk) 16:34, 13 April 2022‎ (UTC)
  The Admin's Barnstar
For you tireless contributions in taking decisions as Wikipedian admin. Keep it up.👍

Jyoti Roy (talk) 08:33, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

  The Admin's Barnstar
Thank you for the anti-vandalism work you've been doing by deleting pages, warning/blocking users! Hockeycatcat (talk) (changes) 09:53, 14 August 2022 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I feel bad for what your eyes had to endure. Derpdart56 (talk) 14:12, 17 August 2022 (UTC)
Peyton01100129 (talk) 20:33, 1 December 2022 (UTC)
  The Outstanding Barnstar
for your outstanding contributions on the project. your hard works on admin areas, for Tireless works against vandalism and defending the project against any harmful behaviors, providing better & safer & library like space for readers, for your kindness and Civility, I present you this Barnstar.

sorry i missed your RFB, I know you will be an excellent bureaucrat as you're an excellent admin now.

🌸 Sakura emad 💖 (talk) 19:11, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

  The Admin's Barnstar
Hey Ferien, I hope you're well

Just wanted to say thank you for dealing with that vandal, for revdelling that image and for your help overall everywhere,
Your help is as always greatly appreciated :),
Have a pleasant evening, Warm Regards, –Davey2010Talk 17:03, 15 August 2023 (UTC)

  The Admin's Barnstar
Ferien thank you for everything you do. I am happy that I got to know you on WP:DISCORD as well. Bobherry Talk My Changes 23:18, 21 August 2023 (UTC)


As you have scrolled this far down the page, here's some information about me (if you're interested in reading it). I have been editing the Simple English Wikipedia since October 2020. I get involved in quite a few different areas here, depending on the type of work I feel like doing. Recently, I have felt like more of a WikiGnome, but I'm still not sure which Wikipedia fauna I am. I agree very strongly with the aim of this project, to make articles easier to understand for non-native speakers. I also find it is helpful for native speakers, where articles on the English Wikipedia are often too complex and only experts on a subject are able to fully understand them.

This community trusted me to become an administrator in July 2021 and a bureaucrat in December 2022, and so I often help out in administrative areas. If you have any questions about the way I've used these tools, please message me on my talk page. If you're still not satisfied or have larger concerns, please start a discussion on Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard or Wikipedia:Requests for de-adminship for input from others.

In real life, I am a bus enthusiast and, despite not working in the industry, have helped to implement better bus services in rural areas.