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    JoinedJoined: 2017 November 15
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    Active: 2020 July 29
    (921 days ago)
    It was a leek. Leeks happen. They've happened since the beginning of time.

    Hi there, I'm theleekycauldron! Some people like to call me leek or leeky, which is fine by me :) (as long as you write in lowercase!) I became a Wikipedian in the summer of 2020, starting out as a minor; I firmly believe in the ability of younger editors to be positive and productive contributors to this project. My talk page is always open to questions, comments, complaints, and requests for help – don't hesitate to reach out!


    theleekycauldron is a rough portmanteau of leek, a root vegetable I identify with due to an inside joke, and The Leaky Cauldron, a pub in the Harry Potter universe.[1]


    I've tried to maintain a single niche since starting out, but my interests shift a little too quickly for that; as a result, my work spans the fields of U.S. politics, Judaism, American serial political drama The West Wing, internet culture, American variety talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, random things I find funny or interesting, and people named Claudia. I also spend lots of time over at Did you know, where I help build prep sets, review nominations, and generally keep the train a-chuggin'. An icon to the right of a name indicates its pre-expansion class, if I didn't create the article. Cheers!

    Featured content[edit]

    1. Claudia Jean Cregg [a]
    2. Pronunciation of GIF
    3. "SLAPP Suits"
    4. United States congressional delegations from Hawaii

    Good articles[edit]

    1. Amy Gardner
    2. Ainsley Hayes
    3. Claudia Riner
    4. John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant
    5. Mrs. Landingham /
    6. @NJGov
    7. Rosa Diaz
    8. Sarah Ashton-Cirillo[b]
    9. The Bigg Chill

    B-class articles[edit]

    1. Capri Sun [c]
    2. Dear White Staffers
    3. Melissa Ong
    4. Out of the Blue (book) [d]

    C-class articles[edit]

    1. "A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote"
    2. "Beer Beer, Truck Truck"
    3. Beer question
    4. Claudia Belk
    5. Claudia Meier Volk
    6. Claudia Winterstein [e]
    7. Donna Moss
    8. "Game On" (The West Wing)
    9. Hurricane Shark[f]
    10. Jews and Christmas[g]
    11. Larry Smyth
    12. Lori Gramlich
    13. Measure VY
    14. "The Election of 1800"

    Start-class articles[edit]

    1. "17 People"
    2. "A Proportional Response"
    3. Above Znoneofthe
    4. Arthur Hathaway Hewitt
    5. "Bartlet for America"
    6. "Celestial Navigation" (The West Wing)
    7. Citizens Square
    8. Claudia Fleming
    9. Claudia Powers
    10. Claudia Quintet
    11. Cwmhiraeth [h]
    12. Denise Jones Ennett
    13. Dumpster fire
    14. Erynn Chambers
    15. Fuccboi[i]
    16. Fuchs Mizrachi School
    17. How Civil Wars Start (TNTed)
    18. Joni Albrecht
    19. Julie Schmit-Albin
    20. "Hartsfield's Landing"
    21. "Main Title (The West Wing)"
    22. Puccinia porri
    23. Sharri MacDonald
    24. Shelley Hughes
    25. That Vegan Teacher
    26. "The Debate" (The West Wing)
    27. "The Long Goodbye" (The West Wing)
    28. "The Supremes" (The West Wing)
    29. Tracy Quint
    30. Wikipedia Star Trek Into Darkness controversy
    31. Zach Fansler
    32. Zoosphaerium darthvaderi

    Stub-class articles[edit]

    1. Alabama's 3rd Senate district
    2. Alabama's 4th Senate district
    3. Executive Order 13942
    4. Mario Mattera
    5. Peter Oberacker
    6. Pizza Rat

    Deleted articles[edit]

    1. CallMeCarson
    2. Code Bullet

    Future creation/expansion goals[edit]

    1. The West Wing: First presidential election, Second presidential election, Sexism, Idealism, character list; Josiah Bartlet, "Tomorrow"
    2. United States congressional delegations from Alaska
    3. State legislators: Victoria Doudera, Stanley Zeigler
    4. Claudias: Cassidy, Alta Taylor, Myles, Scott of Dayton, Coulton (WP:NACADEMIC#C7), and Weicker
    5. Jewish American women writers: Rhoda Lerman, Johanna Kaplan, Ilona Karmel, Nessa Rapoport, Tova Reich, Norma Rosen, Emma Wolf

    User scripts[edit]

    Do any of these work? ... not really, no. But I sure did put a bunch of time into 'em!

    1. DYKViews
    2. DYK credit finder
    3. DYK promoter
    4. DYK stats notifier
    5. Query pages
    6. User contributions


    Mainly the half-baked thoughts I'm intending to finish.

    1. Assessing DYK hooks
    2. Don't tempt the wrath of the Whatever, from high atop the Thing
    3. It's okay to be wrong
    4. Source your plot summaries (Signpost link)
    5. "Shortcuts, screwballers, Simon & Garfunkel"

    Did you know ...[edit]

    This is a random selection of my hooks about people named "claudia" :)

    Portrait head of Claudia Octavia
    Portrait head of Claudia Octavia
    • ... that Nero's divorce of Claudia Octavia (pictured) caused public outcry – so he had her executed instead?
    • ... that Minnesota legislator Claudia Meier cosponsored a bill freeing women from having to take their husbands' last names, and then took her husband's last name?
    • ... that after her father received hospice care, Connecticut state legislator Claudia Powers introduced bills to include hospice under Medicare?
    • ... that the Claudia Quintet was born out of an incident at
    • ... that after Claudia Winterstein dropped plans to become an architect because of the Berlin Wall, she led her party as a member of the Bundestag?

    A full list of hooks can be found here.

    Badges, WikiProjects, and other good shtick[edit]

    This editor is a
    Senior Editor II
    and is entitled to display this Rhodium
    Editor Star
    This editor is a Most Pluperfect Labutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, and Bookmark.
    Trophy case :)
    From Date Title Image Kind note :D
    Amakuru 2021 September 3 The DYK Barnstar DYK Barnstar Animation 01-02.gif Hi Theleekycauldron, a little appreciation of all the hard work you've put into the DYK space in the past few weeks. There is often a shortage of people willing to build prep sets and take part in the other grunt work, and thanks in part to your efforts the large backlog has now been reduced. Keep up the good work!
    ezlev 2021 September 30 The Barnstar of Good Humor Barnstar of Humour.svg For a basket of puns and related wordplay in your DYK nomination. Thanks for making me laugh!
    Beccaynr 2021 October 10 The Purple Star The Purple Star For your kindness and grace with the Erynn Chambers article and AfD.
    Victuallers 2021 November 23 The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar Kindness Barnstar Hires.png Really appreciating the Hook updates. Thank you. Please have this barnstar.
    Ktin 2021 November 24 The Tireless Contributor Barnstar Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif Hello there! Thanks so much for the energy that you bring to the WP:DYK project!!! Editors like you are the reason this place is so beautiful! Thanks and stay awesome!
    Kingsif 2021 December 30 The Good Heart Barnstar The Good Heart Barnstar As we come to the end of another terrifying year, I must express my gratitude for you on Wikipedia. Be it quick responses, prepbuilding like nobody has before (and we've tried!), or just putting up with all my DYK talk messages, requests, and getting lost. Thank you, happy new year.
    Bruxton 2022 January 7 The DYK Barnstar DYK Barnstar Animation 01-02.gif For your tremendous contributions to the DYK process.
    The Most Comfortable Chair 2022 January 29 The Barnstar of Integrity Barnstar of Integrity Hires.png For your honest introspection in response to question 20. The ability to realize your mistakes, straight-up admit that you were wrong without making excuses, and reflect on how it helped you grow shows true character and a level of maturity which a lot of us never reach — this makes you eminently worthy of administratorship in my book.
    🐔dat 2022 January 29 The Barnstar of Good Humor Barnstar of Humour Hires.png Per the most recent diff of this page. The one involving picking at your face.
    Maile 2022 January 29 The Tireless Contributor Barnstar Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif You gave it your best efforts. There is always tomorrow, and another chance somewhere down the line. In the meantime, keep on with the good work you do for all of us
    Jeromi Mikhael 2022 January 29 The Original Barnstar Original Barnstar Hires.png Really sorry for forgetting to attend your RfA. I'm busy in my home wiki and real life, so I forgot to look after enwiki. I've seen the answers to the RfA, and none of this is immature. Those who doubt you think that people can't change in a matter of months, but who I am talking to now clearly disproves that statement. Some other people have warned you to wait for several months for the RfA, but you pushed forward regardless. You might have lost the battle, but you won the war. Prove to them that you are not the 16-year-old they might think about.
    HouseOfChange 2022 February 28 The Barnstar of Good Humor Barnstar of Humour Hires.png Your kindness and energy are a bright spot at DYK and elsewhere. Thank you!
    Bilorv 2022 March 24 The Surreal Barnstar Surreal Barnstar Hires.png Congrats on winning Wall-to-wall coverage, which I continue to think is one of the hardest Challenges despite the number of people who have proved me wrong! And on your first TFA as well, I believe. I know a lot of your work focuses on the Main Page, so I shouldn't be so surprised, but well done. :)
    evrik 2022 April 13 The DYK Barnstar DYK Barnstar simple Hires.svg In appreciation of your hard work.
    Reidgreg 2022 May 10 The Teamwork Barnstar Team Barnstar Hires.png Awarded jointly and severally to Spidey104. PCN02WPS, Evrik, and Theleekycauldron, for all of your timely help with Free Comic Book Day for the event's 20th anniversary: expanding the article, cleaning it up, offering advice, reviewing it at GAN and DYK, and promoting its late entry into the queue. It has been greatly appreciated.
    Rlink2 2022 May 15 The DYK Barnstar DYK Barnstar Animation 01-02.gif Keep up the good work. I am still trying to ramp up to my previous levels of Wiki activity, which includes promoting hooks.
    Paradise Chronicle 2022 June 19 The Galactic Barnstar Milky Way IR Spitzer.jpg For your resilience and persistence in improving the DYK process. What would DYK look like without you?

    building prep sets

    Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

    Thank you for quality articles such as SLAPP Suits, A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote and Julie Schmit-Albin, for building prep sets for DYK with a keen eye on diversity of topics, such as on 9/11, and an open ear for my complaints, and uplifting replies, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

    --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:12, 11 September 2021 (UTC)


    In this userspace:



    1. ^ Claudia Jean Cregg is my namesake – look for more claudias below!
    2. ^ This is Tamzin's project, I just helped out with the American politics :) leek removed this entry because she felt she hadn't contributed enough, but I am grateful for her ongoing support on the article and so have restored this. Thanks as always, Claudia. -- Tamzin[cetacean needed] (she|they|xe)
    3. ^ with Tamzin as a co-conspirator :)
    4. ^ Collaborative effort with Tamzin, the creator :)
    5. ^ I spotted the article first, but credit to Gerda Arendt for doing most of the legwork :)
    6. ^ In collaboration with Tamzin and Elli
    7. ^ In collaboration with ezlev and Aerin17
    8. ^ This was a lighthearted tribute to a certain user by the same name, who I encountered when I first entered the DYK sphere.
    9. ^ A collaborative effort with Tamzin, Drmies, and HelenDegenerate, after a light-hearted "what-if" post on Tamzin's talk page :)