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2014-2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,
2021 (RfA), 2022, 2023, 2024


Vami's sister announced his passing on the Wikimedia Discord. I'll have more to say in this thread later but Vami built an incredible content portfolio over the years and it'll be staying here for a long time. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 17:26, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

  • Vami will be missed. Rest in peace. — Ingenuity (talk • contribs) 17:27, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • We'll miss you, Vami. One of the best writers of Wikipedia suddenly passing away... Rest in peace, you'll never be forgotten. Chaotıċ Enby (talk · contribs) 17:30, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I don't have the words to express how devastating this is; just a few days ago the article we spent a month working on together was on the main page & became a GA. He was such a talented editor, and a good friend. He will be sorely missed. RIP sawyer * he/they * talk 17:35, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami will forever be one of the greatest editors I ever had the pleasure to work with. Rest in peace. λ NegativeMP1 17:36, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This is heartbreaking. Vami was an incredible editor – with an enormous legacy of contributions – and I admired him so much for what he brought to this project. Rest in peace. DanCherek (talk) 17:37, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This tragic news, it was always a pleasure to see him around. Thinking now of those he leaves behind. ——Serial 17:43, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP to a real one. jp×g🗯️ 17:43, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Noting here where everyone can see it that he has a few promising-looking unfinished drafts, which I think feels like an appropriate place to make tribute (as well as User:Vami_IV#Goals_and_projects. jp×g🗯️ 17:55, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest easy, Vami. — TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 17:51, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am so sorry to hear this. Vami was an asset to Wikipedia and pleasant to work with; we will miss him. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 17:58, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I will finish Vami's very voluminous list of birds in your honor :'( CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 18:00, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I don't believe I've ever worked directly with Vami, though I knew the name and was quite shocked to hear of this news. Rest in peace, Vami, and condolences to friends and family. Complex/Rational 18:02, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami was a talented editor and a thoughtful member of the community. I will miss him. ezlev (user/tlk/ctrbs) 18:03, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am shocked to hear this as well. Vami was a well respected editor, and I especially appreciated his insight on architectural articles. I fondly remember collaborating with him on an FA and another GA (the latter of which he nominated to FAC just last month). He will be missed. Epicgenius (talk) 18:04, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Can only say nice things about Vami. Beyond missed. Condolences to family and anyone who knew they personally. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:04, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Very sorry to hear that, how unexpected, just spoke to them the other day. Sending my condolences to family and friends. TheBritinator (talk) 18:09, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I have no words, this is a very unexpected and tragic loss. I personally only knew him from his lively presence on Discord and he will be sorely missed there. Sohom (talk) 18:12, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • What a shock. We last spoke last week. Rest in peace. I am going to take on co-stewardship of his FAs with anyone who is interested. I am also interested in finishing one of his drafts in memory. --Guerillero Parlez Moi 18:13, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Sad news! – DreamRimmer (talk) 18:17, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This is a shock! A great loss to Wikipedia! I was coming around to supporting his bid for adminship when it closed, and have regretted my part in it ever since. I had been hoping to see him run again, and considered more than a few times, apologising and encouraging him. Our work hardly ever overlapped, his being to produce the kind of high quality content I could only dream of, but we did cross paths a few times reviewing potential copyright violations. Rest in peace, Vami! You will be missed greatly! Usedtobecool ☎️ 18:20, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Very sorry to hear this, and condolences to his family and friends. We didn't always agree, but he was an enthusiastic and hard-working editor, and nice guy. Johnbod (talk) 18:22, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I love you, buddy. I wish this was a different world. ♠PMC(talk) 18:30, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I don't believe it. This is heartbreaking. I think I told him once how much I respected his work on Simón Bolívar. I wish it hadn't been just the once. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 18:34, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in perfect peace, lovely soul. Although we tended to pass each other like ships in the night, I'll forever be thankful for the guidance you offered me. Here on Wikipedia, your words will live on forever; here, there's a piece of the world you've carved, teacher to thousands and beloved by so many. TCMemoire 18:39, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • You'll be loved until there's no one left to remember you. Sennecaster (Chat) 18:43, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Horrible news. An excellent editor who produced superb work. I didn't work closely with him, but reviewed some of his articles and found him great to deal with. - SchroCat (talk) 19:05, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • From the few conversations I had with him, I know today that they were far too few to really see how amazing of a person he was. You'll be missed, Vami, but the impact of your life and your work will stay on forever. TechnoSquirrel69 (sigh) 19:09, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I did not know him well, but his work was outstanding. Very sorry to hear this.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:10, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Devastated to hear this. Vami as a person, his dedication to content and quality, and collaborative spirit were among the best around. Eddie891 Talk Work 19:12, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I truly don't know what to say. One of the good ones. They will be missed. Hog Farm Talk 19:21, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • So sorry to hear of this news. I hope the messages here make it clear to his family how much he meant to the Wikipedia community. Be kind to yourselves, everyone. Sdkbtalk 19:23, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Your GA nomination of Gates of Heaven Synagogue
    The article Gates of Heaven Synagogue you nominated as a good article has passed ; see Talk:Gates of Heaven Synagogue for comments about the article, and Talk:Gates of Heaven Synagogue/GA1 for the nomination. Well done! If the article is eligible to appear in the "Did you know" section of the Main Page, you can nominate it within the next seven days. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Chilicave -- Chilicave (talk) 04:22, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    story · music · places
    Thank you for another good one! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:13, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I worked with him on this article, and it was so so much fun. It was absolutely wonderful to collaborate with him. sawyer * he/they * talk 20:00, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    This was our last contact, and the title of the article makes me shiver now. We worked closely on churches and his pet Ludwigsburg Palace, and the loss is profound. I hope his sister and family are aware of our appreciation. RIP --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:23, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Sad news, a great loss. I was hoping to persuade Vami to help me with a German palace at some point, now it will have to be in his memory. Requiescat in pace. —Kusma (talk) 19:40, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace. I'm so sorry. ‍—‍a smart kitten[meow] 19:50, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • See you on the other side. RIP. – robertsky (talk) 19:51, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Aw, Jesus. Vami and I were close -- I'm so sorry to hear about this. He was a huge asset. A brilliant guy, dedicated, sensitive, sharp-witted. Thank you for everything you have done; we will complete it. Vaticidalprophet 19:57, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Well, that was really unexpected. I'm so sorry to hear that. We were just chatting with him 2 weeks ago, when I found out we shared a common interest. RIP Vami and my condolences to his family. AstonishingTunesAdmirer 連絡 20:03, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • A great loss to the community. Very sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, Vami. Your contributions will live on. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 20:23, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Devastating. Elli (talk | contribs) 20:33, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Shocking news. Vami was a coordinator of the Military History project from 2022 to 2023 and a major contributor to the project, writing many fine articles. He will be greatly missed. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:39, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oh my God. Rest in peace; we will all miss you. Queen of Hearts (chatstalk • they/she) 20:55, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Another tremendous loss for the project. Rest in peace forever. NW1223<Howl at meMy hunts> 21:05, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thank you for your contributions to the project. Rest in peace. Snowmanonahoe (talk · contribs · typos) 21:18, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami was a very special editor and I'm glad I returned to the community in time to celebrate his life with all of you. He touched all of our souls deeply and we will never even know the thousands of strangers throughout the world whose life he made undubitably richer through his work on the wiki and irl. My grandfather used to say "In the lives of great men, their legacy is infinite." His existence was a great positive and I'm sad to hear of his passing. Tons of love to the friends and family <3 — Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. 21:46, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I just want to add myself to the long list of people who appreciated Vami IV on Wikipedia -- both as a contributor and as a person. I just left this message on Discord, but adding it here, too, for folks who might come across this page instead, especially his friends and family who probably know he spent time on Wikipedia but might not know more than that. Vami, you see, wasn't just a regular here -- he was distinguished in this community. In addition to the gratitude expressed here on this page, you can see some of the tokens of appreciation people have given to Vami over the years here. You might see people praise his article contributions, using terms like Featured Article and Good Article. Those are marks of Wikipedia's very best work, reserved for articles that aren't just high quality but have undergone a peer review process. Very few people have the combination of skills, perseverance, and dedication necessary to shepherd even one article to Featured status. Vami did it 8 times. Outside of this community, his work will have an impact on the public's knowledge indefinitely. Every time someone Googles Simon Bolivar, for example, the first result will be Vami's excellent article. More than 2,000 people read that article every single day, all over the world. And he worked on hundreds of articles. Truly contributions to be proud of. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 21:53, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I was really just getting to know Vami properly, but he was already someone with a place in my heart. There, he will stay. Remsense 21:57, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • We never interacted much, but I considered him to be one of the editors who inspired me to start contributing more to content. Thank you for your contributions, you will be missed. Condolences to friends and family.—*Fehufangą (✉ Talk · ✎ Contribs) 22:15, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, dude. Your Completionism essay is one of my favs, and I hope people take inspiration from it for a long time to come. If we ever do reach 100,000 FAs, it'll be on your shoulders. Generalissima (talk) 22:16, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP (t · c) buidhe 23:10, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • The Wikipedia Discord server really is a special community of enrichment and relaxing goofiness, and Vami was one of the many reasons why. He will most certainly be missed but left such a positive impact on this platform that he will never be forgotten. Let us all be completionists.
    Rest in peace, Vami. Nathan Obral • he/him • tc • 23:20, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • From me and all of the CCI crew, we will miss you. :( --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:49, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Heartbroken. He will be dearly missed around the project and server alike. SounderBruce 00:10, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • It is with great shock to learn about Vami's death. At the moment I'm reviewing her Boundary Fire article, and it was through there when I learnt that he passed unexpectedly. I remember Vami helped review one of my first GAs: North South MRT line. Sending condolences and hugs to his family and sister who are going through this hard time. Vami will be remembered by many in the Wikipedia community.--ZKang123 (talk) 00:12, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Never really spoke with him except for a few of messages on the Discord, but I've seen him being active on there and have seen the many articles he's worked on. RIP. reppoptalk 00:40, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Requiem in pacem. You will be missed. SilverTiger12 (talk) 01:11, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I've known CCI for as long as I've known Vami, who always invited others to help out back when I was still a fledgling editor. He had always been a pleasure to be with back when I frequented the Wikimedia Discord's voice channels and he was an inspiration for me on many things. I wish I'd talked to him more before his passing. My condolences to his family and friends. Chlod (say hi!) 01:12, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I don't know what to say. You were right Vami. It was not worth it. I hope you can rest now. The Night Watch (talk) 01:30, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • May they be remembered and may their contributions continue to bring boundless knowledge, understanding, and humanity to the world. ~Gwennie🐈💬 📋⦆ 01:59, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami. We'll miss you. Skyshiftertalk 02:01, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I was literally going to ask you your opinion on something today. It seems like you were alive and well just this week. R.I.P. Scorpions1325 (talk) 02:55, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Damn. Right as he was going to review my FAC for Letterpress (video game)... I miss you already! TWOrantulaTM (enter the web) 03:25, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP, I didn't cross paths with you much but it's clear that you've left us far too soon. Graham87 (talk) 03:49, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 04:01, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I had no interaction with Vami IV but they were a very familiar face on Wikiproject video games. They detailed their progress on Doom actively on the Discord and I was aware of it recently becoming a featured article. I had just turned on my shower and let it heat up when I heard of their passing, so my first instinct was to bring it to WP:TFA in their honor. I wrote the blurb and accidentally left my shower running for 20 minutes... Panini! 🥪 04:03, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Godspeed Vami. I've glad to have met and worked with you on this Wiki and the Discord- rest easy, my friend. thank you.
    "it is true: if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, it doesn't exist" Padgriffin Griffin's Nest 04:48, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I'm in utter disbelief. Please rest in peace; you are appreciated on so many levels. Frostly (talk) 04:58, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Your help with my Good Article nominations was amazing. Rest in peace.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 05:59, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am sorry to see this. I worked closely with Vami IV on the Belton House FAR, and their enthusiasm, knowledge and collaborative approach made it a pleasure to do so. Condolences to their family and friends. KJP1 (talk) 06:18, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • It's always too soon, but especially now. We worked in different parts of the project, but it was clearly even from over here that Vami was one of the best. Rusalkii (talk) 06:36, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Very sad. Condolences to his family. He was an outstanding contributor to many areas of the project, a highly perceptive reviewer and a great help to many others. Military history was just one area where he made outstanding contributions, as a writer, reviewer and coordinator. He will be missed. Donner60 (talk) 07:35, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace. 0xDeadbeef→∞ (talk to me) 09:26, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Our last conversation, laughing and joking, seems so recent. A wonderful mind lost. Pickersgill-Cunliffe (talk) 10:19, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Your work and dedication to Wikipedia will be remembered for a long time — Rest peacefully. Ca talk to me! 11:36, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP, you were a great editor. – Hilst [talk] 13:38, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP Vami..... We've had great interactions with each other on Discord and you were a great editor and content writer. I will miss you <3 Prodraxis (talk) 13:42, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • We interacted very little but he was a keen writer and a kind presence. You'll be missed, Vami! Penitentes (talk) 14:30, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami was a dedicated member of the Wikipedia community and will be missed by many, rest in peace Unexpectedlydian♯4talk 17:12, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This news hit me like a gut punch. Vami was the first person to review my first FAC (WBPX-TV) and was an incredible content creator and a good friend. I will miss him dearly, and I know I am far from alone. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 17:15, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Trevor Moore once said, "The worst part about dying is that you don't get to hear all the nice things said about you after you're gone." You were one of the most inspiring editors I've come across during my time on-Wiki. I only wish I had told you as much while you still could have heard it. — GhostRiver 19:31, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I'm hit by such news like being hit by a truck. I'm oferring my deepest condolences to all of his family. He shall be remembered in the alley of the greats. A09|(talk) 21:19, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • You were a great editor and an amazing person to know on Discord. It was terrible to hear about your death. I can't thank you enough for nominating me as Editor of the Week back in 2021. I loved seeing you talk about your edits on Simón Bolívar. Jon698 (talk) 21:40, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami, you were one of Wikipedia's finest editors and an even finer person. Your presence was felt everywhere you stepped, and it will be sorely missed. Sending all my love to your family and loved ones. Rest in peace. Dylnuge (TalkEdits) 21:50, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami, I’m saddened to hear of your passing. I admired you and your work. The community was made better by your presence, and you will be remembered and appreciated for a very long time. Rest in peace. Di (they-them) (talk) 22:05, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • May the light perpetual shine upon you. Rest in peace and rise in glory. User:TheLonelyPather 23:59, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Jesus Christ. I've been swamped IRL and only just heard the news. I certainly didn't know him as well as many here, but I was in a few voice calls with him on WP:DISCORD and he definitely seemed like the sort of person I'd want to be friends with if we met IRL. I don't have anything else to say that hasn't already been said by others many times over, much better than I could ever hope to say it. Wikipedia will be a worse place without him. Callitropsis🌲[talk · contribs] 04:00, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • It was a pleasure knowing and working with you Vami. I’ll miss you, Vami. The4lines |||| (Talk) (Contributions) 06:19, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • A sui generis heavyweight content creator, and more importantly, a fantastic person and a part of our community. It won't be the same without him. theleekycauldron (talk • she/her) 06:46, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This hurts. Vami was such a pleasure chatting with on Discord, and great to work with with. Among his immensive contributions, he didn't shy away from the big articles such as the Palace of Versailles or Bolivar. I will miss you. —Femke 🐦 (talk) 07:40, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I got to know from Discord. Upon reading the words "...in tribute to Vami..." I quite literally stopped breathing. I've never pulled up someone's userpage that fast... and seeing that candle template made me sick to my stomach. This is heartbreaking. Our paths crossed three years ago... within one short year we knew we would be each other's foulweather friends. Ever helpful, ever witty... an overall solid guy... I'd expected the two of us and the other zoomer editors to all grow old together onwiki, so to speak. I will always be proud of my outspoken support of his RfA. He wanted to learn so much about India, and I hoped he'd actually visit at some point and that we could go around visiting ancient monuments. The world can be kind, Vami, but I'm so sorry that it was not kind enough to you. There's so much more I wish we could've spoken about. Henceforth, all my content editing is dedicated to your memory, to Completionism.
    My condolences to his family and his IRL friends - if I, someone who did not even know his face, voice, and his real name until yesterday, am this devastated, I cannot imagine the grief they are going through. Wilhelm Tell DCCXLVI (talk to me!/my edits) 10:53, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Seeing as the r/wikipedia subreddit had no mention of the sad news, I posted an obituary there. Wilhelm Tell DCCXLVI (talk to me!/my edits) 10:57, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami, I never interacted with you, but I had hoped that would change during the WikiCup. I had great respect for your work with content creation and copyright cleanup. Rest easy. Dylan620 (he/him • talkedits) 12:04, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • My condolences to Vami IV's friends and loved ones for this sad news. You will be sorely missed in the community but your impact, writing new content, cleaning up existing content and inspiring others, will live on. Thank you for volunteering. — Bilorv (talk) 12:38, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP. Thanks for all your tireless work improving our little project. Askarion 13:10, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Heartbroken to hear this. He will be terribly missed. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 15:52, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I didn't know Vami too well, but I've seen him around, and he truly was incredible. My deepest condolences go out to his friends and family. Rest well, man. Has one ever considered Magneton? Pokelego999 (talk) 17:12, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I spoke to you and your sister on a video call at 3 AM on the 30th last January. We talked about the Geology Hall article you got to GA and my eagle plushie. I'm glad we got to spoke even if it was just for an hour. I'll keep in touch with your sister. You will be missed. HadesTTW (he/him • talk) 17:01, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Sorry to hear it. I had just interacted when you approved one of my DYK nominations Ford Strikers Riot. I remember your fire related nominations and I nominated one of them at DYK Tinder Fire. Godspeed! Bruxton (talk) 18:02, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace. Although I never got the chance to interact with the editor personally, it looks like they were a great contributor to the site. My condolences are sent to his family. ChrisWx 🌀 (talk - contribs) 18:54, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami, you were with me since the start. You got me through the entire ordeal of Wikipedia editing - supporting me with everything I wrote. You helped me and collaborated with me on so many articles, and we talked about other stuff outside of Wikipedia. And you were a really fun person to talk to. I remember when you still only had your first FA, your RfA, your running for MilHist coordinator. Even when I was outside of the Wikipedia community, we still talked. You were an inspiration to me, and not only a great editor but a great person. More than that, you were probably the person I was closest to in the community, one of the only ones I could reliably call "friend", and I'll miss you. Roniiustalk to me 18:57, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • It was a honor to meet and work with you, now rest in peace, amigo. --2x2leax (talk) 21:01, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Incredibly tragic news. I knew Vami through other online spaces and he was the one I looked up to on Wikipedia, encouraging me to become a better editor. We've lost an amazingly talented and kind Wikipedian. My condolences to the family. //Lollipoplollipoplollipop::talk 21:10, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I always enjoyed your words on the Wikipedia Discord; the quality of your contributions on-wiki speak for themselves. Thank you for everything you added to this project – rest in peace.  Frzzl  talk; contribs  21:13, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • So sorry to hear this. We will miss this excellent contributor and colleague to so many. Hugs to the family and loved ones. Risker (talk) 21:20, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am devastated. I remember you appreciating my work two weeks ago when I needed encouragement the most. Thanks for shining a light in our lives in a world full of darkness. I will wait for the day I get to proudly promote the FT you were working on.--NØ 21:35, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I only happened to chance upon this dreadful news. What a cruel world. Vami, thank you for everything: your contributions here will never be forgotten. Rest in peace. Schminnte [talk to me] 22:25, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thank you for all you've done. Rest in peace. ULPS (talkcontribs) 22:30, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oh dear, this is devastating news to hear. Rest in peace, Vami. ser! (chat to me - see my edits) 22:37, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Devastated to hear the news.. You were an amazing person to see around the place, Vami. --- 𝓙𝓪𝓭𝓮 (Talk)𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓎/𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓂 22:51, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I didn’t know you, but from reading u/William_Tell_746’s post about you on Reddit I want to say my belated thanks. Wikipedia is built by generous people doing thankless, invisible work, and it seems you exemplified that. Bert303 (talk) 22:54, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I wrote a poem for Vami, an elegy to mourn him. Roniiustalk to me 23:14, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and send my condolences. Rotideypoc41352 (talk · contribs) 23:58, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP Vami, I hope wherever you are has a good library and a lot of flowers <3 Pretzelles (talk) 00:26, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This is just incomprehensible. May your memory be a blessing to all who knew you. Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 02:03, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • My to-do list was first formed out of the redlinks he left from the veritable mountain of text that he added to Simón Bolívar. An unbelievable loss, RIP. - Mebigrouxboy (talk) 03:21, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Incredibly sorry to hear. You were a great contributor to this project and I enjoyed your work. Lightburst (talk) 03:54, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace. Atubofsilverware (talk) 04:12, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am so distraught to hear of his passing. May you rest in peace, and thank you for all that you've done here. SWinxy (talk) 06:52, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I never had the chance to interact with him much, but it's always been clear to me from his contributions to the project and his presence on the Discord that he was a great editor and a great guy. May he rest in peace, he was taken far too soon. ― novov (t c) 06:55, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace Vami. We only spoke a handful of times, but Wikipedia (and the Wikipedia Discord server) won't be the same without you. Ethmostigmus (talk) 07:18, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • This is horrible. You were far, far, far too young to leave us, Vami. I'm saddened to hear of it. Kurtis (talk) 08:54, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • awful news Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 10:52, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I only spoke with Vami a handful of times on the Discord, but his work on Wikipedia was massively inspiring to me as a new and developing editor, and his friendly and enthusiastic personality always stood out. What a loss for the project. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. pinktoebeans (talk) 11:32, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • So young, so sad. Edwardx (talk) 12:19, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Condolences, I didn't know you well but you were such a great editor. My deepest condolences to the friends, family, and those who are close to him. Rest in peace. Arconning (talk) 14:17, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP. Thanks for all your work here. – SD0001 (talk) 15:47, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • You did so much for this project. Rest in peace. --Ferien (talk) 16:39, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I have seen Vami around a few times, and they did great stuff. They will be missed. QuicoleJR (talk) 18:54, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • My condolences to the friends and the love ones of Vami. RIP friend. Jerium (talk) 19:06, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Only heard about the news. You were a great editor and a great colleague on-Wiki and on Discord. Rest in peace and I offer my condolences to your family and friends. Narutolovehinata5 (talk · contributions) 00:03, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • RIP Dracophyllum 09:05, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • it seemed just like a blink. a few days ago i was reviewing one of your FACs, and back when I was still active on Discord months ago, i would see you talk a lot about your passion projects, especially the Simon Bolivar article. your impact on wikipedia has been most evident with that article, and i long to see the day when it finally reaches FAC in your honour. rest in peace, and condolences to your loved ones. ‍  Elias 🪐  (dreaming of Saturn; talk here) 09:56, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Truly unexpected. His almost-complete rewrite of Simón Bolívar was one of the best-researched articles I've seen on Wikipedia. Krisgabwoosh (talk) 10:04, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Why great people have to go so soon... Fly high Vami. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 11:14, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I can't believe it, I was just communicating with him on a DYK nomination when he stopped responding. Rest in peace Vami, may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Johnson524 14:07, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • My deepest condolences to the family. 24 is far too young for such a gentle soul to pass. May his trip in the realm of the spirits be a peaceful one. Planetberaure (talk) 16:57, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I'm so sorry to hear of this. He will be greatly missed. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:03, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I've never interacted with him, but I always looked up to him as a role model. I am surprised to see him go so soon. Rest in peace. ❤HistoryTheorist❤ 23:13, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Horrid news, my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones RIP. Shellwood (talk) 01:10, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest easy, Vami. You are missed. HouseBlaster (talk · he/him) 13:34, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami. You are greatly missed. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:56, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I was sad to hear about @Vami IV. I did not know them well, but remember them from Women in Red, and seeing them around in general. We both worked on Saline Valley salt tram which he brought up to a GA and FA. Vami IV did a lot of great work for the encyclopedia, and will be missed by many in the community. Netherzone (talk) 17:18, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami. I was inactive due to off-wiki issues, and this was the first thing I saw after logging in today. I'm shocked. – dudhhr talkcontribssheher 19:33, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I can't believe this happened. I didn't know him well, but I remember talking with him on the Discord only a few weeks ago. RIP — VORTEX3427 (Talk!) 21:26, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • You always encouraged me to make an account and contribute to the project. I always said I'd do it when I was less busy. I'm sorry it took me until your funeral to actually follow through. Your legacy is evident in the lives you touched, and your work which will continue to enlighten ever onwards. Rest in peace, dear friend. I'll keep your memory with me always. -Kharkanan 22:11, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I didn't know him that much, nor I have ever talked to him, but I remember seeing him all the time on WP:FAC reviews. The last time I saw him online was when he started the FAC for Boundary Fire (2017), which is still going but just with the shepherds (PMC and Guerillero). Rest in peace. P.S. hopefully the FAC will end up getting promoted in his honor. — VAUGHAN J. (TALK) 07:35, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I never interacted with him either, but just by going through his user page, I knew for a fact that he was one of Wikipedia's most devoted members. It's such a shame he died so young. I send my condolences with the star, the moon, and the sun in his memory. May Vami's contributions continue to be honored. Requiescat in pace. Carlinal (talk) 23:01, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Just learning about this. My condolences, rest in peace. --NoonIcarus (talk) 00:12, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Auch ein Klaglied zu sein im Mund der Geliebten, ist herrlich;
    Denn das Gemeine geht klanglos zum Orkus hinab.
  • May his memory be a blessing; by his works shall he ever be known. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:44, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • The Quarter-Million Award for bringing Doom (2016 video game) (estimated annual readership: 278,000) to Good Article status. It shows how much this editor contributed that these recognitions continue coming in. A great editor who truly enriched the community. – Reidgreg (talk) 15:48, 25 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I only found out of Vami's passing the other day, and was at a complete loss for words. 24 is no age at all... I'll remember him fondly from the Wikimedia Discord, where we had such a good laugh about the more humorous side of Wikipedia only last month, and for all the fantastic work he did for this project. Rest in peace. :-( Patient Zerotalk 00:54, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I just found out about this. I ran across Vami when he reviewed a GA nomination of mine, and did an excellent job with it. We are very much going to miss you. Seraphimblade Talk to me 21:42, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I didn't know Vami IV, we worked in different areas of the project, but I've been around here for over 10 years and I've never seen this extensive tribute to a Wikipedia editor in my time here. Clearly evidence not only to the quality of his work but his ability to work well with other editors (which at times I think is even more valuable of a skill). You will clearly be missed by many who appreciated your talents. Liz Read! Talk! 03:39, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am terribly sorry to hear about this news.Vami was an exceptional editor and a boon to this encyclopedia. I deeply regret not having the time to get to know him better, but from what I recall he was an indefatigable, cordial, and tireless contributor with a delightful personality. He was kind to newcomers and his dedication to completionism of a broad range of articles was nothing short of inspiring. He passed too young, but his contributions shall remain engrained in Wikipedia forever. Rest in peace Vami.
Chariotsacha (talk) 22:01, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami. I know I'll miss having you around here. ‍ Relativity 02:16, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami; always a good sign when I saw you around Discord. :( Skarmory (talk • contribs) 04:12, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami. You will be missed. SteelerFan1933 (talk) 06:12, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I was absolutely shocked to hear of this today. Like many others here, I will remember Vami from his friendly and helpful interactions with me and others on the Discord, along with his breadth of contributions, which I hope will continue to inspire us all. Godspeed, Vami. Yeeno (talk) 07:00, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oooh, I wasn't aware of this until today when I was following breadcrumbs from the administrator's newsletter. RIP Vami, we have lost a truly great Wikipedian.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:52, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Like Amakuru, I also got to know similarly. Godspeed, sire. You'll be missed. Hearty condolences to the bereaved family. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 13:34, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace. You were a wonderful contributor. Wikipedia will never forget you. The 🏎 Corvette 🏍 ZR1(The Garage) 16:31, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am really sad to know about his passing and hopefully his legacy would prevail forever. Wished we had seen more from him and he had more content to deliver. RIP. I only got to know about his passing through Signpost. Really a talented Wikipedian editor he was. --Abishe (talk) 03:01, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • I forgot to say about the good things Vami IV did in my previous condolences message. I can remember he posted heartwarming messages and barnstars to my talkpage in 2018 regarding Women in Red August Monthly. He was a true ambassador of Wikipedia and he had lot more to deliver. Its just unfortunate that he left us too soon at such young age. Hopefully his legacy would prevail forever. Really a talented Wikipedian editor he was. He has contributed a lot towards Women in Red campaign too. RIP. --Abishe (talk) 06:00, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace Vami. You will be missed. SpencerT•C 05:07, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • How sad and tragic. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow Wikipedians. Bearian (talk) 14:25, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Your work will live on. My condolences to your loved ones.--Catlemur (talk) 17:43, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • ...What... I can't believe Vami is gone. From a couple of interaction with him on Discord, I can see his passion towards Wikipedia with contributions in diverse topics from Hololive to MilHist and Women in Red. I just a year older than him. Rest In Peace, Vami.--Vulcan❯❯❯Sphere! 13:10, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I can't believe this had happened when my country just finished holding an election yesterday (local time). This is a tragedy. RIP. MarioJump83 (talk) 01:34, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • An editor of incredible passion and dedication, and incredible kindness. I've never seen anything quite like his work on Simón Bolívar, where he single-handedly raised such an important article to among the finest on WP... RIP – Aza24 (talk) 06:58, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Oh my gosh. I feel terrible! Vami IV made so many amazing edits and created a prolific Wikipedia quote... rest in peace, Vami. You'll be remembered.
    8UB3RG1N3 (talk) 23:59, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Though I didn't know Vami well, the loss of another editor gives me... such sadness. Rusty4321 talk contribs 04:20, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • He did his part. He is now Complete. He has completed his purpose, the destruction of his purpose. Rest in Peace, Vami. 3.14 (talk) 03:55, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Devastating to hear! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 06:07, 22 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Memory eternal! -Ad Orientem (talk) 01:46, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I am so very sorry to hear. Vami and I had ups and downs in our interactions, but I remember him for standing up for me and for having the courage and capacity to take criticism and learn from it. His presence and passion for this project was genuine and heartfelt. We brought Sharada Peeth to GA together, and I'm honoured that we got to do it together. Kohlrabi Pickle (talk) 08:39, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • My goodness, I have only just heard the news. Extremely saddened to hear this. My condolences to Vami's family and loved ones. ♦ JAGUAR  13:11, 25 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I just found out about this. Far too young. I'm so sorry. LEPRICAVARK (talk) 17:14, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rest in peace, Vami, and my condolences to your family. I remember you from your work on the Hoshimachi Suisei article. We as a community will remember you as a net positive. ミラP@Miraclepine 03:20, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Just found out ... You were always so kind and helpful with me. I miss you. Morogris () 16:17, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Like many others, I only just heard this news and am very saddened. Deb (talk) 07:58, 3 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ, you'll always be remembered Abo Yemen 13:12, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Vami, I've only just heard the wretched news. You were a true friend and a great person. I hope you are at peace. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 05:23, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Never got to interact with you much, but I see you meant so much to so many people and I've certainly seen your work in the wild. Rest in peace to such a great editor and condolences to his family. AviCapt (talk to me!) 14:00, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Thank you for your impact
as a model for
writing quality articles
with purpose, inspiring dialogue
and humor!

Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:29, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

This was the last project Vami started, a few days ago. It would be nice to see, if it was brought to completion. It looks like he was probably envisioning an article about this story.


-- GreenC 16:51, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I will take this if no one else will. May Vami rest in peace. Queen of Hearts (chatstalk • she/they) 18:33, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Other projects in Vami_IV's memory[edit]

Several people off-wiki have mentioned the prospect of an article improvement in Vami's memory. As GreenC mentioned above, Vami had an incomplete sandbox for the 2020-2022 catalytic converter theft ring.

I'll list a few other collaborations/projects that were mentioned:

Any other suggestions for article improvements in Vami's memory are appreciated. – Epicgenius (talk) 17:17, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

2017 Arizona wildfires to FL to cap off a featured/good topic, since Vami brought six articles from that year to FA or GA status. There are four other possibly notable fires from that year (Hilltop Fire, Burro Fire, Brooklyn Fire, and Hyde Fire) that might need to be brought to GA or FA. I haven't looked at the sources to know for sure. I am in the process of making maps for each. -- Guerillero Parlez Moi 17:53, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm going to try to get Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Fort McKavett State Historic Site (Vami's open nomination) across the A-Class finish line. Based on this conversation, I'm also going to dedicate a project to get Battle of Poison Spring to FA to their memory. Hog Farm Talk 18:01, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
when he & i worked on Gates of Heaven Synagogue, he expressed interest in working on an article about the broader history of the Jewish community in Madison. the draft is located at User:Sawyer-mcdonell/History of the Jews in Madison, Wisconsin, if anyone is interested in helping me out with the project.
some of his other future projects were Great Hanging at Gainesville (his draft here), Texas during the American-Indian wars, and the Palace of Versailles, which he abandoned working on, but still very much cared about. he also wanted to get Simón Bolívar to FA, but abandoned that goal due to not being able to effectively use Spanish-language sources; a Spanish-speaking editor(s) might want to help with that one. another few editors have decided to take up his goal of writing an article for every Texas county courthouse. i will come back to this later & add more sawyer * he/they * talk 18:28, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Vami and i originally wanted to get Gates of Heaven Synagogue to FA, and i was especially excited to have someone so experienced in the FAC process working with me on that project. if anyone has advice on what steps to take next in order to bring it to FAC, or would like to help, please let me know. i'd love to realize this goal. sawyer * he/they * talk 19:38, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
User talk:Vami_IV/Archive8#Articles to be checked for copyvio. The short version is that articles about modern South Korean society and culture are a terrible mess of translation copyvios, socking, poor writing, and subpar sourcing. I tried to fix a few of them but it more than I was able to handle at the time, and a large-scale community initiative would probably be needed to check and clean all the articles of copyvio. Callitropsis🌲[talk · contribs] 04:04, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Callitropsis: As a member of WikiProject Korea myself, I might be interested in helping out with the Korea articles. It is utterly frustrating to me that due to systemic bias, South Korean articles' quality are subpar at best a lot of times. Prodraxis (talk) 04:53, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'll have a crack at Serengeti National Park to GA+, as mentioned on his userpage. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 06:17, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
As specified above I have nominated Doom for TFA. As Dank pointed out many video game related articles have already been scheduled and it will likely appear in May, but supports are welcome in the meantime. Panini! 🥪 16:22, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Could it be possible for it to appear on his bday, Panini? — ♠Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. ♠ 02:43, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Ixtal I didn't want to nominate it for a specific date at the time because the only mention of a birthday I could find was this but I wasn't too certain about it. However, the TFA coords schedule the TFAs well in advance and most of April is already booked. The consensus is for May 13, the game's anniversary, instead. Panini! 🥪 04:29, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Panini!, that's fair. — ♠Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. ♠ 10:47, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yup, April 16 is his birthday. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:01, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I nominated Ludwigsburg Palace for a TFA rerun on 1 June, in the pending list. April is booked, and also it appeared on 18 April 2019, so would have missed the wait of five years before a rerun is possible by 2 days. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:03, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It's now nominated and open for comments and support, Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Ludwigsburg Palace rerun. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:45, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
hi, I am his sister. April 16th is his birthday (talk) 17:48, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
i've also found a ton of articles, especially relating to Europe, that he wanted to work on here: User:Vami IV/My works. sawyer * he/they * talk 21:02, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Nice find Sawyer. I'm going to link that page in the upcoming WikiCup newsletter, in case his fellow WikiCup competitors want to improve these articles in his memory. – Epicgenius (talk) 16:25, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've expanded Ukrainian Sheriffs from his list. DYK nom and GA nom. – Reidgreg (talk) 19:38, 29 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Doom (2016 video game) is scheduled for a front page appearance on May 12. Thanks to everyone who lended copyediting efforts and supports. Panini! 🥪 14:49, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you[edit]

The Completionist Barnstar
For your incredible work on Completing the encyclopedia, and encouraging all of us to do the same. Godspeed. sawyer * he/they * talk 17:44, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 Queen of Hearts (talkstalk • she/they) 17:45, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 ~Gwennie🐈💬 📋⦆ 00:43, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 Nathan Obral • he/him • tc • 02:38, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 Spinixster (chat!) 08:12, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 Generalissima (talk) 17:03, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 NoonIcarus (talk) 00:11, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 XtraJovial (talkcontribs) 01:35, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 PrinceofPunjabTALK 04:36, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
+1 The 🏎 Corvette 🏍 ZR1(The Garage) 16:32, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A goat for all time[edit]

Thanks for everything, Vami.

– SJ + 01:08, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Rose of missing[edit]

Dead flowers
Laid at the grave
to heal a broken heart
User:Dr. Blofeld

In August 2018, Vami_IV redesigned his user talk page, giving prominence to a rose expressing his missing of a user who had (then) retired. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:55, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Indeed. Thank you Vami for all your contributions, and work on Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin America/The 10,000 Challenge. We will miss you. RIP amigo! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:08, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

On 5 February, Vami wrote:

Please be safe and sound, in good health, and in all things blessed. Godspeed. –♠Vamí_IV†♠ 09:05, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost has an obituary. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:29, 2 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations, Vami IV! The article you nominated, Felix M. Warburg House, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, FrB.TG (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:05, 25 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
This was the last FAC we worked on together. I'm grateful that we got to collaborate on this page back in 2022. Rest in peace, my friend. Epicgenius (talk) 16:47, 25 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Boundary Fire (2017)[edit]

On 26 February 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Boundary Fire, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Boundary Fire burned 17,788 acres (7,199 ha) of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests in Arizona? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Treasury General Account. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Treasury General Account), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

theleekycauldron (talk • she/her) 00:03, 26 February 2024 (UTC) Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:47, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

copied from another whose hook is on the Main page in the same set, in fond memory of collaboration such as Template:Did you know nominations/St. Catherine's Church, Frankfurt --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you![edit]

Hey man, I think we're doing a good job of honoring your memory. I like to think we'll keep doing so. I still miss you. Grief doesn't diminish; life just grows around it. I think the hole your passing has left in the community similarly cannot be filled. But your example will keep on pushing the community to grow around it and keep on completing the wiki. I hope you're taking good care of yourself. Illogically, impossibly, I hope you are.

— ♠Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. ♠ 03:10, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

We carry your gifts with us. Please, march on weightless like the sun upon the road we walk. I'm sorry for returning to your talk page. You were so good. That was your nature. You were so good. You were so good. — ♠Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. ♠ 23:00, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Boundary Fire 4A[edit]

Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Boundary Fire (2017). ♠PMC(talk) 22:02, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

It's not the same without you here. You earned this, it's all yours. Like Ixtal, I can only hope you can see it. ♠PMC(talk) 22:02, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Question re wikiproject status[edit]

Hi. do you wish to remain active, as one of the wikiproject coordinators at WikiProject History? Please advise. whatever you prefer is totally fine; I simply wanted to clarify. thanks! Sm8900 (talk) 14:52, 18 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Sm8900: - Vami IV (talk · contribs) is deceased, so you need to find a new coordinator. PhilKnight (talk) 15:41, 18 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. they truly left a sizable and cherished volume of work which we all here will always greatly appreciate. thanks so much for letting me know. Sm8900 (talk) 16:05, 18 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A...branstar? For you?[edit]

The Organical Branstar
You were such an amazing person. Rest in peace. I may not know you, and never have, but still. Rest in peace.
- Master of Hedgehogs (converse) (hate that hedgehog!) 23:05, 22 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


I just heard. That is a shame.I'm sad. Vami IV was a cracking editor. The family have my condolences. scope_creepTalk 09:08, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for 2020–2022 catalytic converter theft ring[edit]

On 27 March 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2020–2022 catalytic converter theft ring, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that an interstate catalytic converter theft ring generated US$545 million in revenue? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2020–2022 catalytic converter theft ring. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, 2020–2022 catalytic converter theft ring), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

The DYK bot didn't run on this page, but I thought you should have this credit, buddy. – Epicgenius (talk) 23:30, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Ukrainian Sheriffs[edit]

On 1 May 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ukrainian Sheriffs, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ukrainian Sheriffs went to summer school after being shot? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ukrainian Sheriffs. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ukrainian Sheriffs), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

This is another one inspired by Vami IV, taken from User:Vami IV/My works. – Reidgreg (talk) 01:19, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


story · music · places

We thank you today for Felix M. Warburg House, introduced: "This article is about another of the great houses that once lined Fifth Avenue in New York. Specifically, this is the mansion of Felix M. Warburg, a Jewish financier who ignored fears of anti-Semitic reprisal to his decided to build himself a big Gothic manor in the middle of New York City. Although the Warburgs no longer remain, their legacy does: the museum is now the home of the Jewish Museum (Manhattan) and the building largely survives as they left it. It's a beautiful building and I hope you will all enjoy it."! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:42, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

We thank you today for Doom (2016 video game), "about a universally acclaimed reboot of one of the most legendary game franchises ever, and is itself hailed as one of the best games ever. This is also my comeback to FAC after many months' absence. DOOM, and yours truly, are glad to be back. Rip and tear, comrades, until is done."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:41, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

We thank you today for Boundary Fire (2017), "about another Arizona wildfire from 2017, a busy year. In this particular fire, high winds, high temperatures, low/no humidity, and the crispy remnants of a fire 17 years before were combined by lightning into a blaze that scorched almost 18,000 acres of the Coconino National Forest. Also, this is another really short article at 828 words as of time of writing."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:55, 30 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you![edit]

Rest in peace.. =(

Vitorperrut555 (talk) 16:20, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

rest in peace[edit]

i known you from the Wikipediholism test:( NeD1a [[User:Nedia020415|Nedia020415]] (talk) 20:11, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Original Barnstar
Well Good Job for all the work you done:) NeD1a [[User:Nedia020415|Nedia020415]] (talk) 15:53, 28 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

TFA again[edit]

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We thank you today for Ludwigsburg Palace, introduced (in 2018):

Ludwigsburg Palace, the "Versailles of Swabia," is a current Good Article and Did You Know subject. The palace has four distinct architectural styles, a massive garden, hosts musical festivals annually, and once housed a porcelain manufactory. This is my first attempt at a Featured Article as well as the article's, but I've had aspirations for the bronze star for a long time now. Vami_IV† 19:08, 29 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I ended my comments in the FAC with a support and the hope "off to Schloss Köthen". I'll now follow, finally. but missing you. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:43, 1 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]