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This in an archive of past user rights nominations. See the Tardis:User rights nominations page for current nominations.

Administrators Edit

An administrator has special responsibilities to watch over the wiki. In order to make it easier to fulfill those responsibilities, and admin can block user IDs or IP edits, protect pages and revert pages more easily.

Nominations:


Dark Lord XanderEdit

  • User:Dark Lord Xander, Nominating Myself ,I'm always around working on articles, Like helping new users and hate vandals. Dark Lord Xander 02:36, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
    • Opposed. I know you're frequently present and a tireless contributor. I also think that your residency in Australia makes you a strong candidate because you would logically be online at a time other admins might not. But your grasp of English grammar and punctuation is extremely problematic. A quick glance at your user page — or even the sentence you typed above — is proof enough of that. A lot of times, I don't understand the points you're trying to make.
I'm also not convinced that you have a sound grasp of the original series, nor — because you say you don't own even one original series episode — can you seriously conduct research on it. It worries me that you don't, therefore, seem to have the tools to knowledgeably balance your appreciation of spin-off material against televised material. Moreover, a lot of the pages you have created have been extremely sketchy, such as Grant Morrison and The Infinity Season. The bulk of what you create for the site are simple placeholders; you tend to leave the hard work of synopses, references and general linkages to others.
Your lone in-universe article, Dalek flying saucer, is problematic from its very name. You seem to accept that "Dalek Flying Saucer" is what the thing should be called, without ever mentioning that its actual Dalek (that is, in-universe) name has never been given.
I should point out as well that a review of your edit count reveals overwhelming contributions to the mainspace, with no work on templates on any site, and only one category edit on this site. This reveals either a lack of interest or knowledge about building the backbone of wikis. Moreover your edits to talk pages are disturbingly low, meaning you're not that committed to inviting discussion and achieving consensus.
I just don't see that your basic editing work warrants giving you additional oversight powers at this time. CzechOut | 03:45, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough, I just thought I'd give it a try and let people know i am interested. --Dark Lord Xander 05:05, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Skittles the hog 13:11, 24 August 2008 (UTC) I have sked Tangerine duel before and he said hed think about it, I am one of the most active users on this wiki and I know a lot of my edits are'nt everyones favorite but I have made alot of useful contributions (in my opinion anyway). I would be able to make many more with advanced..tools. Thanks.
  • Opposed: My questions from the previous time around were never satisfactorily answered. What articles showcase your editing / writing skills, which edits/articles are you proud of?
Additionally which "advanced tools" specifically? The main most visible are the block and delete buttons. I'm currently not confident that you have the breadth of knowledge of the Manual of style, article style in general and the Doctor Who-verse to employ either efficiently.
A quick look at a recent new article The Time of My Life (I've edited it to conform with other comic pages) didn't fill me with confidence. --Tangerineduel 16:56, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
  • OK, ill try better then ask another time thanks for your opinion but i would also like to raise my opinion that you pick on me, Don't you think personally that I have made valuable contributions? Above you've just condemned my edits as rubbish...i dont know why i bother. Im going to argue with quark on the shout box. I will try better in future--Skittles the hog 10:43, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Dorian Gray 13:11, 13:11, 28 August 2008 (UTC) Nominating myself . I am around alot and always find user with bad or rude user names aswell as ones who take the piss off dr who.
  • Agreed: Dorian is capable of good use of the wiki html and creaates intresting edits. I agree with this motion.--Skittles the hog 05:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Opposed: Almost all of his edits have been on his user page Dark Lord Xander 06:21, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Agreed: This User deserves to be and Admin.He has many skills and brings a sense of life to this Wiki.He could be a great Admin given the chance .--Quark16 13:02, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Opposed Please, seriously Quark16 this is the second occasion of double voting, this time ludicrously for yourself! --Tangerineduel 13:39, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

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Solar Dragon Edit

OK. Firstly, I am setting this up differently. It is better and more clear than before.

All right then. I have been around for a while now and have made a decent amount of edits. I may have got off with Tangerineduel on the wrong foot, for which I have apologised for, and have now managed to acquire rollback rights.

I am active a lot of the time. I revert vandalism and flag bad articles and vandalism for deletion a lot. If I have the rights, I will not need to flag them but just delete them. My activity is a major positive as not many admins are as active as I am and I am regularly checking on recent changes.

I have also got previous experience as an admin. I am an admin on Wikisimpsons, The Fable Wiki, Futurama Wiki and the founder of Fable Answers. I am also an admin on many smaller wikis too.

So, please review my request and I hope to get these nominations up and running properly, in this style in the future. ☆The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.)☆ 14:42, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Support Edit

Neutral Edit

Oppose Edit

I have concerns about your edit history, it's somewhat lopsided towards the new series, I found if difficult looking through your contributions to find any non new series articles that have been edited. I've also had trouble finding articles to fulfill some of the questions asked on the Tardis:Questions and guide to requests for adminship such as pages that showcase your creative skill, lengthy articles, ones that show a good breadth of knowledge.

I had mostly forgotten our 'disagreement', but looking back it still does gives me cause for concern, with regards to negotiation and dealing with other users.

Being able to delete / block users isn't the only thing to being an admin.

Taking a random look at some other contributions (something I do for almost any serious admin requests mostly by applying the questions on this page) a page your recently created; Football wasn't written in the past tense (as all in-universe articles should), the same goes for Ambrose Northover, Elliot Northover and Eknodine.

I do think you're a good contributor (as are dozens others), but currently I have too many concerns about things I see or not see/can't find in your edit history that don't fulfill the Tardis:Questions and guide to requests for adminship. --Tangerineduel 15:50, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

OK. Thank you for your response. If anything, this gives me the ways for which I can improve and become better. I admit that my knowledge of the older series is limited, I have only watched a couple of the episodes. Thanks for the response and sorry for sort of rushing into things. Once I improve, I may ask again then. ☆The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.)☆ 16:41, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Comments and Questions Edit

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Mini-mitch Edit

I have opted to go along the same line as Solar Dragon here, as I agree it is more clean than before, and easier to read.

Rightly then. I feel I have been around for a fair amount of time, now and have a reasonable amount of edit made so far, and still counting. I feel I have mad e effective contribution to this, such as: Raising the point over the Discontinuity, plot hole and errors section, and help with the shift into Production Errors and also helped to removed quotes after the Manual of Style was changed. I also created the Layout for individuals page, with help from Tangerineduel, as he went through and improve it.

To help edit this wiki, I occasionally check the special pages page and added categories to uncategorised pages and categories, and I have created navigation template for characters/species which I feel need one. Some of these include: Christmas Specials, Time Lord Episodes and Auton Stories

I also keep an eye of unregistered contributors, and view what they edit and put on, even if that means I have to deal with abusive message on my talk and user page. I also do have a history of edits, where I need to be told its wrong/not the right thing to do - however I check the Manual of Style and correct, and accept my mistakes. I usually also consult the manual of style if I feel a user have made a edit which I feel is against the manual of style, and when the User is wrong, I normally information the use on their talk page.

Also, I have my views seen many times in the forums. I try my best to come up with the best solutions, and once a agreement has been reached, I am always willing to take a role in rolling out the new ideas into this wiki (such as the quotes).

The pages which I am proud of are: my heavy edits to the Series 3 (Torchwood) page, before it was released. On this page I turned it into a proper episode pages, and sorted out all the headings and put the correct information under them. I am partially proud of turning the Series 5 (Doctor Who) page into a proper series page where as before it had only the cast and rumours. I turned it from that into a proper series pages, and thinned out the rumours and adding the correct headings, and it has since then grown to what it is now. Thirdly, I am proud of the pages where I have been involved with the removing of the discontinuity and the adding of production errors, which I myself brought up the subject again. I am also proud of the Tardis:Guide to writing Individuals articles page, which I created, and even with your heavy edits to it, I feel that some on my work I did while creating it is still there, and I feel that by creating that, I helped with making this wiki even better. Lastly, I am proud of the navigation templates I have created, especially the Time Lord stories, Torchwood Novels and Audio and Christmas specials

The pages which I feel show my creative skills are: Many of the actor pages I have created and also my edits to pages that have the wrong layout. Many of these are the audio adventures, and I have recognised this and changed them to how they should be laid out, and put the information under the correct headings on when they are not. Many audio adventures have wrong or incorrect headings on them, and I have gone though some some them and changed them to how the manual of style says they should be laid out. I am also proud of my early edits to the 2009 Specials (Doctor Who) page, it was here I spend most of my early edits, as I joined this wiki just prior to Planet of the Dead aired, i know I have had some daft edits with them, but now fell I am a more experienced user.

I usually use edit summaries, especially when I feel a point is need to get across to either certain users or the wiki in general. I also use the talk page on different articles, usually when I put something up for deletion, which normally explain my views and points for why I think the page should be deleted. I also have voice on the talk page, putting my views across whether it be under a point someone has raised on the talk page, the page being moved, or an argument for or against deletions.

I feel that I have a good deal of knowledge of the Doctor Who Universe as well. I have watched Doctor Who since the revived series, and have seen all the episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood, and always searched for the lasted news of the official sites. I also have a vast section of classic series of Doctor Who on DVD, and I always keep up to date with the latests audio adventures and the novels so I have full awareness of what is happening in the Doctor Who Universe.

My grammar edit are usually very good. Under my 'To Do List' on my user page, one of the things I am working on is fixing any grammar and spelling edits. And also I have looked and understood many of the policies on the wiki, spending time learning what each policy is and understanding them. I have always looked through and read each copyright tag for images, and always put the correct one on any images I have uploaded.

Lastly, I feel I offer advice and also help other user when they need it or do something wrong. I feel I explain what I mean to them clearly, and help them to have a better contribution to this wiki, instead of doing stuff wrong, I would explain what they are doing wrong and why - this included explaining to users if they have vandalised pages, and sometimes got abused back from it, to which I have responded by having to explain stuff to them again.

I feel that if I do become an admin, I will be able to contribute much more effectively to this wiki, and also be able to improve this wiki, and provide all the help I can to other Users. Mini-mitch 18:32, June 17. 2010 (UTC)

Support Edit

  • Mini-mitch is a great user who regularly edits, reverts vandalism, helps towards developing policies and enforcing them. When I first started here I initially thought that he was an Admin with the number of edits he has and the quality of them. I'd support his promotion to admin. --The Thirteenth Doctor 18:45, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
  • Dedicated editor who keeps order on the wikia and prevents vandalism. Strong editor and good candidate for admin. --Revan\Talk 20:28, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

Neutral Edit

Oppose Edit

Comment and Questions Edit

I'm guessing that there's no time limit on the nominations? Just want to double-check before I vote here. --Bold Clone 21:06, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • User rights for User:Mini-mitch changed from (none) to Administrators and rollback. --Tangerineduel / talk 12:22, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

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Revanvolatrelundar Edit

Just moving my request from talk pages to this page for ease.

Ive been thinking recently about how work ive been putting into the wikia and have been wondering whether I could be considered in beccoming an admin. I'm certainly dedicated to the wikia and put lots of time into it and i'm willing to put alot more work into the wikia if I was an admin. Would you consider me to become an admin? --Revan\Talk 13:36, January 31, 2011 (UTC)

I think of all my creations the War King article is one of my proudest achievements (and expensive Perfect Timing 2 set me back quite a bit). Although not my creation, i have placed vast amounts of information into the Eighth Doctor article and have now almost read and listened to all of his stories to try and fill the gaps that existed in the page. I have also added to some of the less... popular or open spin offs such as Iris Wildthyme and Faction Paradox and also the Short Trips stories, which used to be basic skeleton articles before I got my head down and added to them. The End, Osskah and Museum Peace are some of the best examples of this.

On my understanding of Doctor Who i can only detail what i have read, listened to etc.

  • All 8th Doctor comics and audios
  • 30+ EDA books
  • First Frontier and the Dying Days from the NA's and The Dark Path from MA's
  • Around 10 PDA's
  • All 5th Doctor comics
  • Listened to all Faction Paradox audios and read most of the Book of the War (a killer that one)
  • Up to Death and the Daleks in BFBS series and they are next on my list for listening
  • Most of the monthly BFA releases
  • Most classic Who, listened to soundtracks of most missing episodes
  • And of course all new Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane TV episodes

Theres probably more to list but i'd rather not list them all.

I think it is up to you to determine how trustworthy i am but as you know i revert vandalism often and try to prevent vandals from doing further damage with formal warnings of procedure. My interaction with other users is fair and i account for other user's views of things and not just my own.

If there is anything else that i may have missed please let me know and i will try to answer for you. --Revan\Talk 15:45, January 31, 2011 (UTC)

It is because at the moment i have been editing on topics that are very popular on the wikia and there is usually a large number of editors trying to get their say at the same time. This means that by the time I have got something down there is an edit conflict which means i have to type up again, hence the rushed typing and errors. --Revan\Talk 15:40, February 1, 2011 (UTC)

Support Edit

  1. Frequent user. Good opinions. Great edits. What more can one say?--Skittles the hog--Talk 16:30, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Contributes a lot to this wiki, he's a great User with great edits and will do a great job as an admin. Mini-mitch 21:02, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Revan is a constant editor and is on almost every day. Every edit is of great quality, and addition to the site. He also gets involved with debates to do with policies and/or changes to the site in any way, as well as answering any queries that any user has. Not only that, he has much better knowledge than most other users in certain fields, so can revert vandalism much quicker, given he knows the difference between "fan additions" and real additions. --The Thirteenth Doctor 22:25, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
  4. He's a good, dedicated editor for the wiki. --Bold Clone 22:58, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

Neutral Edit

Oppose Edit

Comment and QuestionsEdit

  • User rights changed to administrator and rollback. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:12, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Skittles the hog Edit

I am a frequent user of this wiki and have many contributions. I would like to be an admin so as to have the powers to prevent and delete vandalism.

The edits I am most proud of are the following and their related pages: Delta and the Bannermen, The Banquo Legacy (in particular Banquo Manor) and Frobisher. Most of my edits concern the classic series, but I also (less frequently) edit those of the BBC Wales series.--Skittles the hog--Talk 16:22, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support Edit

  • Skittles is a experienced member with a detailed knowledge of Doctor Who, his services to the quality of the wikia come at the highest standard. A sure candidate for administration. --Revan\Talk 16:26, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • A highly experience User, who contributions to this wiki are of a high standard. Skittles seems to know what he is doing, and will do a great job as an admin. Mini-mitch 21:05, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Again, a regular user with a high number of fantastic edits who is trusted and whose opinions are respected when discussions take place. --The Thirteenth Doctor 22:26, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

Neutral Edit

Oppose Edit

  • It's not because of a grudge or hard feelings towards you (I know you've done a lot for this wiki), but there are already three other nominations for Sysop powers. Do we really need four more Sysops? IMO, two or three would work out fine. --Bold Clone 21:15, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
    • It is at least my opinion that with 4 dedicated users wanting to become admins is a good sign. It means that if we were to become admins, the wikia could be better policed (i'm on during the day and night most of the time, while for example CzechOut has been known to edit early in the morning). I think it will allow greater progress for the wikia with more active admins. --Revan\Talk 21:45, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
    • To me, this does seem like a grudge. Could you not have raised it on the talk page instead of singling out Skittles? Mini-mitch 17:31, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • All I am doing is stating what I am voting for and my reason for voting that way. I don't see what your issue is with this. --Bold Clone 22:01, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Yes, you are making me out to be the only editor unworthy of adminship by opposing only me. It is obviously a result of me opposing your work on previous occasions. I would appreciate you moving this comment to the talk page.--Skittles the hog--Talk 22:20, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Wrong. You might be worthy of adminship. I don't actually have an opinion on the matter on way or another as to whether you are qualified or worthy. Plain and simple, I don't think that we need four new Sysops. With three new Sysops, I feel that this wiki is covered for now. As I said before, my first criterion for voting 'yes' is whether or not the wiki needs a new Sysop. THEN I judge whether the user is worthy. There's no grudge here, just a need-to practical standpoint. --Bold Clone 23:03, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Instead of arguing, can we agree that: Bone Cold, you should have used the talk page and not singled out Skittles. If you are oppose four Users wanting to become admins, will you make use of the talk page? And Skittles (and myself for this matter) Bone Cold meant no harm, if he said he did not want to single out Skittles, then he did not. I for one apologise to him for presuming it. Is this fair to say? Mini-mitch 12:44, February 4, 2011 (UTC)
@Mini-Mitch: No, I do not that that I should have used the TP. I don't think four new Sysops are needed. I am fine with three. So, I voted for three and explained why I did not vote for the fourth. I might have been singling out Skittles, but there was no need to go the TP. Regardless, though, Skittles has been promoted now. --Bold Clone 19:28, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Comment and Questions Edit

  • I agree that having more Sysops is a good thing. After all, I think we've only really got Tangerineduel right now. More is definately good to help TD out, but when does 'more' become 'too much'? For me, I think we only need to promote on a need-to basis, rather than hand out Sysop powers like blue ribbons (No offense to those asking for Sysop powers), and to me, I think we only need two or three more Sysops right now. --Bold Clone 21:53, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Well all four nominations have specified areas that they target. Mini Mitch and Romsothingorother have their expertise in their fields of knowledge. I am requesting this so as to quickly prevent vandalism and Czech knows all that code stuff.--Skittles the hog--Talk 16:29, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • ...reverting vandalism is mandatory for all Sysops; it's part of the job. I don't see how you can specialize in reverting vandalism. I myself as a regular User can revert vandalism via the 'undo' button or editing a past version of a page, before any vandalism was added. --Bold Clone 21:59, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Sigh...deletion, prevention, rollback. :) --Skittles the hog--Talk 22:18, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • I actually think these users becoming admins is necessary. They make up more time when other admins are not on. The only two admins I knew as regular contributors before Mini-mitch was bestowed the powers were Tangerineduel and Doug, who couldn't be on all day. And at times, there were IPs that ran wild, and nothing any of these users or myself could do. --The Thirteenth Doctor 22:27, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Regarding how many admins we need, The Thirteenth Doctor is correct, we all can't be on at the same time. It may seem like a lot of admins at the moment, but this is during the 'quite time' of the year when there as many edits. Even with our various polices and methods to control vandalism and random page creation some still slips through especially when the TV series is being broadcast, it's these things plus the questions and requests that come from new users that admins also need to answer and help guide users through the process of editing. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:43, February 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • User rights changed to admin and rollback. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:43, February 4, 2011 (UTC)
@Skittles:Sigh...all Sysops can delete spam pages. All Sysops can protect pages. All Sysops have rollback power. None of that makes you special. The bottom line is that vandalism isn't a specialized skill or area of expertise that you can target. It's mandatory for all Sysops. Poor rationale. :) --Bold Clone 21:46, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

User:CzechOut Edit

I request admin status chiefly because one of my main editing interests in is template and site design, and things have simply come to the point where I need access to MediaWiki:Wikia.css and similar, admin-only files. We don't really have an admin whose focus is coding and technical support, and we desperately need one if we want our site to modernize. Most of the templates on this site currently involve coding either wholly created or majorly adapted by me. For those unfamiliar, templates like {{timeline}}, {{wales crew}}, {{discontinuity}}, and most of the main page templates and coding utility templates are amongst my technical innovations to the site.

I've taken a few steps towards creating a total makeover for this wiki by creating w:c:tardistest, a sort of "showcase" wiki for changes to the underlying code. Tardis Test will persist, even if I'm offered adminship, as we'll naturally want major changes to get approval in forum discussions. I've not yet finished what I call the "New Tardis Blue (or NTB) facelift", but you can see the direction I'm heading by going to the TardisTest wiki and clicking on the "What's changed" tab.

I'm also the only user currently operating a bot onsite, and have performed tens of thousands of minor edits which help the site adhere to its own Manual of Style. It would be helpful to admins if that bot were also granted admin rights so that it could just delete things outright, rather than needlessly cluttering up the proposed deletions category with categories that then have to be deleted by hand by an admin. (Admin are entirely superflous to a bot category deletion; admin can't easily undo a bot category switch. Only a bot can. So the bot might as well have the power to delete categories outright, since categories rarely have a significant revision history to preserve.) I'm also responsible for the massive overhaul of the category tree system that's happened underneath the surface of the wiki over the last year.

Beyond that, I'm not really interested in blowin' my own horn, but I think that's exactly what's required by the instructions on how to apply for adminship.

Although I want adminship for a very technical and limited reason, I think I'd be a good choice even if I didn't have coding skills.

I've edited significantly in every namespace, though by far most of my edits are good, old fashioned, substantive edits in main. I've lost count of how many new pages I've added, but it's a lot. I have a particular passion for behind-the-scenes pages, and I think that I've done a lot to make sure that most people who have been credited on Doctor Who have some sort of representation here. A lot of the ~1000 photos I've added to the site have been of behind-the-scenes personnel, and I noted last year on GallifreyBase that fans who participated in "location spying" turned to some of my additions here in order to identify crew members they'd spotted on locations. I really enjoy discovering things about behind-the-scenes figures by fleshing out articles, such as happened with Christine Rawlins, James Acheson, Bill Paterson, the hairstylist on the TVM (whose name I've forgotten), and a heck of a lot of the visual effects supervisors. I also dig writing leads for story pages.

In-universe editing interests recently include:

That said, though, I've at one time or another been interested in a lot of in-universe things, and you'll tend to find a lot of weird little categories around where I'm the only author. (Not in-universe, but category:recording formats is one such example.)

I think I'm also good about using the forum or talk pages in order to solicit opinion, and I feel like I'm committed to consensus decision making. I'd challenge ya to find an active editor who's used the fora and talk pages more; 10½% of my edits — or about 1720 of my total edits — have so far been devoted to talk pages or the forums. That demonstrates an above-average commitment to communication and consultation, unmatched by even current admin. Of course, that's sometimes been a double-edged sword, as I tend to be very forceful, even as I'm seeking compromise.

At any rate, most of this has been rather incidental to the main request, which is pretty simple. We don't have an admin who cares that much about CSS, JavaScript and bot use. We need one. So I'd appreciate your support.
czechout@fandom   

Support Edit

  • Super editor, knows the inside and out of this wikia. When i started the wikia i was shocked when i found out he wasn't an admin. --Revan\Talk 20:37, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Agreed. Czech is a great editor, even if I think he's a little of an overachiver. :) --Bold Clone 20:43, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • I had always thought Czech out was an admin. I obviously thought wrong. He is a fantastic contributor to this wiki, and always tries his best to improve it (even I disagree with his 'big changes' sometimes(such as the TOC movement)). He always tries to come to the best solution, and will always make his voice heard in a discussion. He will make a great admin. Mini-mitch 21:09, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Knows his stuff.--Skittles the hog--Talk 16:25, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Agreed with all the points above. It will make Czech-out's edits of templates and such easier. An editor who is constantly striving to improve the basic structure of the site to run as smooth as possible as well as taking part in discussions. --The Thirteenth Doctor 22:28, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

Neutral Edit

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Comment and Questions Edit

  • User rights changed to administrator and rollback. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:12, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

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Boblipton Edit

The rationale for nominating this user is:

In just a few months, Bob has racked up about 3500 edits. he's rarely, if ever, started an article, but he's improved everything he's touched. As a former RL copyeditor, he brings something different to the wiki than most editors: professional judgement about the use of the English language. We need someone on the admin staff with his sense of dedication to clear, strong prose.

I've found his occasional contributions to debates on talk pages and the forums to be simple, straightforward and considered. He's never asked for admin privileges, nor do I know whether he'd accept, but he strikes me as the kind of hardworking, detail-oriented mind that would only use his increased powers for good.

It is my hope that by adding a copyediting admin, he might be able to encourage other users who are primarily copyeds, and perhaps even create some sort of copyediting "team" that could systematically review articles. He's never mentioned such an idea, so that's just me transferring my aspirations over to him. Still, my recommendation for adminship is not contingent on him developing such a team; his judgement to date more than assures me he'd be a fine, level-headed admin.
czechout@fandom    <span style="">01:00:07 Tue 12 Jul 2011 

Support Edit

Please outline the reasons you support this nomination below:

Oppose Edit

I appreciate the implied honor, but I am quite happy doing the sort of thing I am doing without it. Up me in rank and I won't simply edit a lot of the articles, but go in with a shovel and empty out a lot of the overwritten ones. Do we need all the overly detailed and repetitious language of the synopses of the K-9 series, for example? I'd simply remove 'em on the grounds that they are so long and boring that no one will read them anyway.

In the meantime, I have already noted that if anyone wishes help on a specific article, all that is needed is to put a note on my page.

Anyway, thank you, Czechout, but no.Boblipton 01:09, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

I suggest that before you nominate someone, you tell them and give them a chance to bow out before the question is raised publicly.Boblipton 02:51, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

Neutral Edit

Feeling lukewarm about this user? Tell us why.

Comments and concerns Edit

Nomination was refused, so it's been promptly withdrawn from consideration and archived here.
czechout@fandom    <span style="">05:50:50 Tue 12 Jul 2011 

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MetardisEdit

The rationale for nominating this user is:

SupportEdit

Please outline the reasons you support this nomination below:

OpposeEdit

  • As I and Mini-mitch have already stated on Metardis' talk page (following an admin request) I don't believe Metardis has a grasp of the policies and procedures of this wiki, nor a lengthy enough editing experience. As I've already shown with examples on Metardis' user talk page there have thus far been multiple examples in their edit history of failure to observe policies and procedure and formatting (including the nomination layout on this page). --Tangerineduel / talk 15:32, December 29, 2011 (UTC)
  • Automatic denial, since no nomination rationale was given. Either the nominator, or user:Metardis himself (if a self-nom), couldn't even be bothered to read this page and T:HOW ADMIN. If you can't follow instructions, how can we expect that you'll be able to impress upon other users the importance of following instructions? And that, of course, is kinda "job one" of being an admin.
    czechout@fandom    <span style="">22:00: Thu 29 Dec 2011 

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This nomination will formally close on 0515 UTC 5 January 2012, precisely seven days following the posting of the nomination. Comments after that date will not be considered.

czechout@fandom    <span style="">22:10: Thu 29 Dec 2011 

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GusFEdit

The rationale for nominating this user is:

I would like to request that I be considered for admin status. Over the course of the past year, I have racked up almost 16,000 edits and I think that it's fair to say that the lion's share have been of high quality. While I have not been particularly active since late April due to university deadlines and real life in general, I have nevertheless proven that I am dedicated to the Wiki by the sheer amount of time that I put into editing between August 2011 and April 2012. I certainly indeed to put in the same level of time and effort now that I have more free time on my hands.

The bulk of my edits over the course of the previous year have been related to the Big Finish audio dramas, which I adore. Last year, I was shocked to see that the information about them on the Wiki was severely lacking despite their great popularity and decided to do what I could to correct that. While I didn't exactly intend to dedicate so much of my free time to editing the Wiki, it became a labour of love and I'd like to think that I've vastly improved the Wiki's Big Finish coverage (not just of the main range but of the various spin-offs, particularly Dalek Empire and Jago and Litefoot). That said, my edits have certainly not been confined to Big Finish topics as I've attempted to use my time editing to strengthen the links between the various media in which Doctor Who is presented by adding information taken from not only the television series (predominantly the classic series) and the audio dramas but the various novel ranges and short story collections in order to make the Wiki's treatment and coverage of the Doctor Who universe more coherent as well as more accessible to other editors. Furthermore, I've been primarily concerned with improving existing articles rather than creating new ones.

I have not been quite as active when it comes to the revived series or articles concerning the classic series more specifically since I felt that those topics had already been given more than adequate attention unlike those articles relating to Big Finish.

When it comes to editing, I'm hardworking, methodical, detail orientated and highly proficient when it comes to written English. With no false modesty, I think that I've substantially improved the Wiki's coverage of a vital but previously neglected facet of the Doctor Who franchise. I'll leave it up to other users to determine my trustworthiness but I tend to keep an eye on pages being edited by unregistered users and, in so doing, I often correct factual, grammatical and spelling errors. This sometimes necessitates rewriting entire articles. I also revert vandalism when I come across it. I have no interest in blocking users or deleting pages (unless they have absolutely nothing to do Doctor Who) but, should I become an admin, I would be willing to do so provided that the relevant user has been warned and been given time to improve his/her behaviour.

In part, I'm requesting admin status as I feel that I can put this skills to even better use than I have already. Furthermore, while I have that I have shown that I'm perfectly willing to abide by the consensus once one has been reached, I do not always agree with it. I would like the opportunity to make my voice heard so that I can try and get my points across in the interest of influencing future policies so as to make the Wiki more accessible. --GusF 00:42, July 30, 2012 (UTC)

SupportEdit

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Why do you oppose this nomination?
  • I've read through several of GusF's edits, including articles showcasing long form additions (Janine Foster and The Laird of McCrimmon (TV story)). A significant number of edits are shorter bullet point additions to References and Continuity. All these edits are of a high quality. However there are very few edits where he has participated in discussions in the forums or on talk/user talk pages. Finally, the reasons stated for requesting admin status; you don't need to be an admin to do. I'm also still somewhat fuzzy on why GusF is requesting admin status. Due to the lack of forum/user/talk interaction which is a significant element to being an admin and the lack of several long form articles I cannot support this request. --Tangerineduel / talk 17:03, July 30, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Like Tangerineduel, I am somewhat concerned by the lack of major article revamps. What I'd like to do at this stage in the process is set you a challenge. I'd like to see adopt an article of a major character — an incarnation of the Doctor or a companion (except for Fifth Doctor, Dodo Chaplet, Melanie Bush or Susan Campbell, all of which have seen relatively recent retooling) and then give it a top-down rewrite. If you're up to the challenge please come back here and state which article you're fixing. Then put up an {{inuse}} tag on that article and get to work. When you're ready for a review, please give a diff link here between the version when you started and the version when you finished. I'd also like to see you start/participate in a few more forum threads, though I do basically accept the rationale you've given on user talk:Tangerineduel as to why you've not been active there to date. Nevertheless, admin should ideally be active in the forums, so it'd be nice to see your input there, particularly if you're arguing a minority position.
    czechout@fandom    <span style="">17:07: Tue 31 Jul 2012 
Would I be required to finish revamping before the 6 August deadline? If so, I'm not entirely certain that I'd be able to do so in the time allotted. GusF 17:36, July 31, 2012 (UTC)
What sort of timeline could you adhere to, then? Your nomination can't really progress without taking this step.
czechout@fandom    <span style="">23:58: Wed 01 Aug 2012 
I'd say that it would take me about seven to ten days. I think that I'll let this nomination period lapse and then nominate myself again if and when I feel more confident that I've fulfilled the criteria for being an admin. GusF 14:02, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
You were asked to complete a pretty open-ended task and your response was to withdraw your candidacy? I don't get it. You do understand that, as an admin, you might be asked to do certain things. I mean, it's not like anybody's the boss around here, but we all ask each other for help in editing certain areas of the wiki. I'm not sure what it says about your team-spiritedness if you refuse a completely reasonable request during the nomination process.
I'm willing to believe, though, that you are simply missing the point of the "one-week deadline". The one-week closure is just a pro forma date, made to ensure that the nomination process progresses. There have been times in the past where noms have lasted for months without resolution. The one-week thing says to all interested parties, "You've got one week to make comments" so that hopefully people will make a move. If you need an extension to that date in order to complete the tasks set for you, of course we would provide it.
So are you genuinely no longer interested in pursuing this nomination, or would you like us to just make the deadline 13 August 2012?
czechout@fandom    <span style="">00:03: Fri 03 Aug 2012 
First of all, allow me to apologise for taking so long to get back to you, CzechOut. While my previous post was entirely do to missing the point about the one-week deadline rather than an unwillingness to fulfill a reasonable request, I've been doing a lot of thinking over the past few days and I have decided not to pursue admin status any further as I don't think that I'm cut out for it, frankly. Some people are and some aren't and I've come to the conclusion that I'm not particularly suited to it. I apologise for wasting your time. GusF 13:54, August 5, 2012 (UTC)
Awww, that's a shame. Your nomination had more merit than not. For what it's worth, I don't feel you've wasted our time. Yours was a genuine effort, and I was both pleased to review your work and impressed after I'd done so. In my mind, you just had one certain kind of editing that was obviously missing from your portfolio.
czechout@fandom    <span style="">17:24: Sun 05 Aug 2012 
This nomination will formally close on 0042 UTC 6 August 2012, precisely seven days following the posting of the nomination. Comments after that date will not be considered.

czechout@fandom    <span style="">16:21: Tue 31 Jul 2012 

GusF 2Edit

The rationale for nominating this user is:

After quite a bit of thought on the matter, I would like to re-submit my request for admin status on the Wiki. The major reason that my nomination was opposed on the last occasion was the relative lack of articles showcasing long form additions. Over the last few months, I feel that I have filled in this gap in my editing portfolio by adding in depth plots to the pages concerning numerous Big Finish audio dramas, with which the vast majority of my edits have always been concerned. Relevant examples of this can be found in articles such as Protect and Survive (audio story), The Jupiter Conjunction (audio story), The Butcher of Brisbane (audio story), Black and White (audio story), Threshold (audio story), Artificial Intelligence (audio story), State of Emergency (audio story), The Resurrection of Mars (audio story), Lucie Miller (audio story) and To the Death (audio story).

Thank you. --GusF 01:04, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

SupportEdit

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OpposeEdit

Why do you oppose this nomination?

Some of my previous objections remain valid.

Throughout GusF's contributions I'm seeing an excellent contributor to the wiki, with his long form plot descriptions well written, and any short form in-universe articles also well written.

Of the in-universe articles that are +/-500 in their contribution size everything is also well written and constructed, although there are only a few articles with contributions of this size, so judging long form in-universe edits is still limited.

There is still a lack of interaction with the wiki and its editors, with very little forum interaction. With a majority of recent contributions to the forum coming within hours of re-submitting his Admin nomination. There is almost no interaction on article Talk pages or User talk pages.

There is also a lack of "admin-style" edits fixing up various minor things or any evidence of treks through the Category:Maintenance and its subcategories.

Finally I am still not clear on the motivations GusF has for becoming an admin, none of his contributions so far would have been assisted in anyway in his being an admin. With regard to discussions and policy (mentioned in his original nomination). In all discussions we value participation evenly and do not view admin status as a "badge" or a "special privilege" to that discussion, so that would not have been an impedance in making a voice heard in policy (or indeed any) discussions.

On closing, I would say that GusF is an excellent consistent contributor and editor on the wiki. But with very little interaction with other users, nor participation in forum discussions I can't judge a consistent line of interaction with users and how GusF deals with things like policy related discussions and queries along with general questions of the wiki, its policies etc. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:30, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

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Why should we believe that the following statement — made only as recently as August of this year — is no longer valid?
"I don't think that I'm cut out for it, frankly."
Why are you cut out for it now, just a few months on?
czechout@fandom    17:06: Sat 08 Dec 2012

At the time, I believed that I wasn't cut out for it due to what you subsequently described as the "one certain kind of editing that was obviously missing from [my] portfolio," namely writing longer articles from scratch and/or rewriting major articles. In the meantime, I have written comprehensive plot summaries of numerous Big Finish audio dramas (which are cited above) which I feel more than make up for this gap in my editing portfolio. After a great deal of thought, I came to the conclusion that I was better suited to being an admin than I had previously thought. As you yourself said, my original nomination "had more merit than not." However, Tangerineduel clearly did not agree since he opposed the second application on the grounds of my relative lack of forum interaction in spite of the fact that he described me as "an excellent consistent contributor and editor on the wiki" so he seemingly thought that I was right in first place when I said that I wasn't cut out for it.

I would also like to point out that, since making my second application, I have been appointed as an admin of the V Wiki by the Wikia staff member [[1]] after I put in a request to adopt the Wiki. (However, I haven't been able to devote as much to it as I would have liked in the past few days for personal reasons.) Just to be clear, I assume that that won't have any bearing good, bad or indifferent with respect to this nomination (which I didn't think was still open give Tangerineduel's opposition and the lack of other responses within the one week time period) but I felt that it was worth mentioning anyway just to be the safe side. GusF 19:57, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

I'm going to waive the one week rule because frankly I wasn't even aware you had renominated until I posted my comment. (It would have possibly been a good idea to let those with the power the promote you know that you were requesting promotion.) Give me some time to actually examine your new work. Might take a bit of time, as I've got other pots on the boil at the moment, but let's not throw away this nomination too quickly for a second consecutive time.
czechout@fandom    06:06: Wed 12 Dec 2012
My auestions for you today:
  1. I note that all your longform edits are plots of audio stories. Are audio stories a particular interest of yours, or are you just doing them because they need doing? Another way of asking the question is whether you'd continue to make that a focus of your editing, were you to be given admin status.
  2. Have you been blocked/banned on any wikis — even, in your mind, illegitimately — since Wendy approved your adoption of w:c:v on 30 November? If so, please give a w:c: link to them.
  3. How much of your Wikia editing time can you realistically give us since you adopted w:c:v in the midst of this application? (Note that holding admin status elsewhere is not necessarily a barrier to being granted that status here. It just seems a prudent question to ask since you adopted a wiki on a wholly different topic in the midst of this application process.)
  4. Are you currently an admin anywhere else?
    czechout@fandom    17:47: Wed 12 Dec 2012
  1. They are a particular interest of mine, yes, and I do still think that the Wiki's treatment of Big Finish audio dramas is somewhat lacking so I'd continue to devote a fair proportion of time to them but I wouldn't hesitate to redirect my editing efforts to other areas of the Wiki if I felt that such areas were being neglected or I was asked to do so.
  2. No, I've never been blocked on any Wiki whatsoever.
  3. Considering that I'm the sole admin on the V Wiki and one of only two active contributors, I'll be completely honest and say that I perhaps wouldn't be able to devote as much time as I have in the past to this Wiki. I would say that I only applied to adopt the V Wiki since I believed that this nomination had lapsed. Had I known that you were going to waive the one week rule with respect to this nomination, I probably wouldn't have applied to adopt the V Wiki.
  4. No, I'm not an admin anywhere else and I never have been.--GusF 18:29, December 12, 2012 (UTC)

Shambala108Edit

Nominating user: CzechOut
21:28, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

I am pleased to place Shambala108's name before you in nomination for the position of administrator.

Shambala's work on the site has been extraordinary. She's tackled a number of big projects with the janitorial, how-can-I-complete-this-menial-task-that-makes-things-better-for-other-users mindset of an administrator, improving areas of the wiki that have gone too long unattended.

Editing fociEdit

She has clear areas of interest which are complimentary to those of other admin. In the same way that user:Tangerineduel has a breadth of knowledge of the books of the 1990s, Revanvolatrelundar is steeped in Eighth Doctor minutiae, and maybe I have a focus on technical issues, Shambala seems poised to be our resident short story expert. We badly need this. It is a positive recommendation that she has put a boatload of work into improving a particular area of the wiki.

Why does it matter that she has a passion about short stories? Because she's consistently spotting things that nobody else has really brought to this wiki or any other online DW resource. Want an example? Go to Talk:Hamburg. Finding that kind of detail is what separates this wiki from any other.

She's also one of the few editors to take up the important cause of orphaned pages and Special:UncategorizedPages, helping to keep both maintenance lists manageably under 100 members.

Writing styleEdit

Efficient, grammatically accurate. Hews closely to the text of narratives. Not especially prone to inject personal opinion or speculation into her work.

Use of wiki markupEdit

Shambala's level of knowledge about wiki markup is a bit difficult to assess, since she's never tackled the template namespace at all. But it's clear she has a working knowledge of the basics of markup, and that she cares about the way it's presented to other users.

Here's a great example from one of her few edits outside the main namespace. She goes to add some more material to a discontinuity discussion and she not only adds a lot of points, but she goes back and takes the time to make sure that all the bullets on the page have exactly one space between the asterisk and the first letter of the point being made. Is it necessary? No—the software will parse it the same either way. But it shows that she cares about the way the base code looks. This is very important to helping new users understand how wiki markup works, and it's surely the mark of a good admin. Neatness, in other words, counts.

Examples of interaction with other usersEdit

Talk:Totem (short story)#Archive 1 and Talk:Tenth Doctor#Doctor Loved Rose? are clear examples of her ability to navigate the choppy waters of an ocean of user discontent. She's pretty much always brief, focused on the merits of the discussion and clear. Even when people are literally shouting at her that she's an idiot.

If I had to labour under Madame Vastra's "one-word rule" to describe her communicative abilities, it'd be classy.

Policies she'll likely enforceEdit
StatsEdit
  • First edit: &100000000000000080000008 years, &10000000000000195000000195 days ago
  • Edit count: 128,790, by Special:EditCount reckoning; slightly more by Wikia's "silly tally".
  • Current rank: 9th, but 8th human, in terms of number of edits in the main namespace
  • Edits in main per day: 39—which puts her only behind CzechBot. So she's the most prolific human editor (in the main namespace) on the site. Yes, faster even than Doug86's 32 edits/day.
  • Average size last 25 edits: 9898 bytes (Doug86: 1420; Tangerineduel: 5543; CzechOut: 1235)[1]
  • Tardis loyalty: 93.5% of all Wikia contributions have been made here at Tardis
  • Namespace spread: 98% of her edits are in main with about 1% of edits in discussion areas. Though we would typically like to see a higher percentage of discussion edits from a prospective editor, the quality and clarity of her discussion points is phenomenal. She has a way of engaging in debates that is simple, elegant and worthy of emulation. She sticks to the facts, makes her points with clarity and, unlike me, brevity, and then goes on about her business. We would do wrong to mistake her discussion page edit count for a measure of her impact upon discussions.
  • Namespace dabblings: She has found and made a few edits in the Howling and Theory namespaces.
  • Namespace deficiencies: Unusually, she has never uploaded a single bit of media, and she's given only the most cursory of glances to the category namespace. Still, these weaknesses are counterbalanced by existing admin who are more interested in them. I have to say that if I have one reservation about her candidacy it's that she's got zero edits in the template namespace. I have no idea what her level of comfort is with more advanced code. Given her other strengths, it's not enough to bar her candidacy. But, if confirmed, she should at least attain enough knowledge of code to make simple tables, like {{BBC DVD cover}} or {{delete}}.

  1. Bigger is not necessarily better. It just gives an indication of the size of articles the user prefers to work on. Her high number reflects the fact that she works on a lot of story pages, which are definitionally larger than those pages that don't have {{Infobox Story}} on them. Comparison completed at 19:21, April 4, 2013 (UTC).

SupportEdit

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  • CzechOut 21:36, April 4, 2013 (UTC), for reasons stated in the nomination.
  • SmallerOnTheOutside 22:06, April 4, 2013 (UTC). She has shown dedication to the wiki, and has been doing administrative duties since far before I joined.
  • Bubblecamera 22:36, April 4, 2013 (UTC) She always seems to be on top of things. I constantly notice that she has been making helpful edits and improving the site.
  • Doug86, 00:55, April 5, 2013 (UTC), for reasons stated in the nomination.
  • Mini-mitch 12:30, April 5, 2013 (UTC) For the same reasons a Doug: the reasons stated in the nomination.
  • --Revan\Talk 12:05, April 5, 2013 (UTC) For the reasons stated in the nomination, especially her work on the short stories. I've heavily edited the Eighth Doctor ones (as also stated in the nomination), but that niche in DW knowledge is perfect for a new admin.
  • Memnarc 02:03, April 8, 2013 (UTC) For the reasons stated above and because of all the most active users on the wikia who are not currently admins (myself included) she seems to me to be the most dedicated to making a broad range of improvements on the wikia. I think with some more access, she could do an even better job than she has thus far.
  • Tangerineduel / talk 15:38, April 10, 2013 (UTC) I also support the nomination for CzechOut's stated reasons above. Any deficiencies CzechOut has highlighted can be covered by other admin and other editors. Shambala has mentioned also on my talk page a willingness to upload images, so I believe it's not a never equation just a process of learning. Similarly template editing is something she hasn't needed to do, a reasonable response as most of our templates that we use day-to-day have been created and edited to the where they are now some time ago. Shambala's work throughout the short story pages has been of excellent quality and her communications with other users has remained calm and reasoned.
  • Aliascummins gave a kudos to the forum thread that announced this nomination. So that's either a vote for the candidate or an approval of the process by which we select our admin.
    czechout@fandom    23:05: Thu 11 Apr 2013

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Comments and concernsEdit

  • Shambala108's user rights have been changed to administrator following a week's of support from 8 users and one user giving kudos as described by CzechOut above. --Tangerineduel / talk 09:57, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

SmallerOnTheOutsideEdit

Nominating user: CzechOut 16:43, December 25, 2013 (UTC)

I am pleased to place SmallerOnTheOutside's — or SOTO's — name before you in nomination for the position of administrator.

In two-days-shy-of-a-year, SOTO has proven that he's possessed of many of the qualities necessary to make a good administrator. In particular, he's more than shown a willingness to tackle any project placed before him, no matter how menial or repetitive. He's also taken it upon himself to take the first steps towards learning how to use a bot — and, more impressively, how to use regex markup. I am not at this time prepared to also argue for the administratorship for his bot. But it is encouraging to note his genuine interest not only in the subject matter of the wiki, but also in the details of how the wiki works.

Editing foci Edit

SOTO has tackled a number of projects for us in the year he's been here. Perhaps chief amongst these was the complete overhaul of our date-handling system, allowing us to leverage information related to dates in a more meaningful way. Thanks to his help, we now have the ability to easily tell you what happened in a particular field of interest, based upon a day of the year. For instance, if I wanted to know what stories were released on this day, SOTO has made it possible to get a good, clean list by just typing in
{{:25 December (releases)}}

He's also shown some graphical skill, by helping us with the wordmark programme that was active for most of the year, and by producing at least one set of badges for the Game of Rassilon. For pictures appearing on ordinary pages, he's shown great care in following our local guidelines.

He's also been willing to investigte some of the more advanced elements of wiki text markup.

He has a passion for writing articles about subjects that exist in the real world, and has shown a dedication to the notion that the real world is not a valid source for articles. His care in making sure that good, in-universe sources are found for articles is one of the harder aspects of our rules to follow, but so far he's shown that he makes a reasonable effort on each and every article he touches.

Interaction with other usersEdit

SOTO has always seen the value of collaboration. He's been on the forums and talk pages since the day he created an account.

However, it would be remiss of me not to note that when he first arrived he was — let's be honest — a bit quick to dismiss people. Now, notwithstanding the occasional wobble, he's mostly learned the value of providing positive reinforcement and gentler admonitions.

Although this is definitely the area of his activities that has long given me the most pause, it would be miserly of me not to note that he has been making significant improvement in this area. I have little doubt that he's now fully developing along the right lines.

Writing style Edit

Although I must admit I very occasionally puzzle over his word choice, he always provides an absolutely solid base from which to improve an article. He hews closely to the text of narratives, and I've never known him to blatantly insert personal opinion or speculation into his work. He's become rather ruthless about finding good, solid in-universe sources for every fact included in an article — and that's probably the single most important skill a writer on this wiki could have.

Main policies he'll likely enforce Edit

Stats Edit

  • First edit &100000000000000070000007 years, &1000000000000005300000053 days
  • Edit count: 0 (manual) 129,310 (bot)
  • Current rank, in terms of edits on regular pages: 12th
  • Edits in main namespace per day: 51
  • Tardis loaylty: 97.5% of all Wikia edits were made here
  • Namespace spread: 84.8% of all edits were made in ns:0 (main), with a whopping 5.28% (1,152) made in the forums and a healthy 2.1% (467) made on categories, 2.1% (458) made on talk pages, and 1.9% (417) made in the file namespace. That generally means, of course, that he's focussed on regular articles, but spends a good amount of time working on structural issues.

SupportEdit

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  • CzechOut 16:43, December 25, 2013 (UTC), for reasons stated in the nomination
  • It'll admit I don't edit here much, but from what I've seen, he looks like a user who could have been an admin some months ago and he thoroughly deserves this. GyaroMaguus 01:50, December 28, 2013 (UTC)
  • Because I don't know this user, I'll just presume that he would be a great one!The preceding unsigned comment was added by POMfannumber1 (talk • contribs) .
  • I'll second what Gyarados said. In a lot of ways, SOTO is already behaving like an admin, advising people on their talk pages about policy, for example. He proved himself months ago as far as I'm concerned.  Digifiend  Talk  PR/SS  KR  MH  Toku  JD  Garo  TH  CG  UM  Logos  CLG  DW  10:13,29/12/2013 
  • Tangerineduel / talk 13:08, December 30, 2013 (UTC) In most of SOTO's discussions on Talk pages / in the forums I've found him to be very reasoned and calm. SOTO has contributed quality and consistent new articles and edits to articles.
  • Doug86 23:59, December 31, 2013 (UTC) I support SOTO for all the reasons given above.
  • Cult Of Skaro Here.|Communicate here. 03:40, January 1, 2014 (UTC) In favor for all reasons above.
  • Reversinator From what SOTO's demonstrated, at least from what I've seen, he's both helpful, polite, and diligent. He gets my vote.
  • Pockydon I literally only made my account today, and I've only edited a few pages, but from what I've seen SOTO is easily the best candidate for admin. He has my vote!

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After quite a bit of deliberation, I've decided to air my concerns here. I've seen some editing patterns of SOTO's that need to be addressed.

It's my opinion that SOTO doesn't quite have a well-developed understanding of the wiki's policies. There are a couple of occasions where he has violated a policy, then explained that he didn't think it fit the situation. And I'm not talking about a couple of minor policies, but rather Tardis:Spoiler policy and Tardis:Vandalism policy.

Another issue I have is that, while SOTO has "more than shown a willingness to tackle any project placed before him, no matter how menial or repetitive", as User:CzechOut stated, I've noticed a tendency for him to start a project then leave it undone.

If details are necessary, I can dig them up, but for now I wanted to state my concerns with this nomination. I personally feel that SOTO could use some more editing time on the wiki, but will in the future make a good admin. Shambala108 03:10, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for responding. I will admit that, especially in my earlier days, there were a few bumps in the road. I misunderstood what "bottom of the hour" meant and ended up breaking T:OFF REL. There was miscommunication that lead me to have an incredibly spoilery user subpage. I totally agree with you that I have made mistakes. All that said, I have most certainly learned from them, and I couldn't dream of making mistakes like those again.
I think the T:VAN incident was when I removed a spoiler from CzechOut's talk page, is that correct? In this case, I still partially stand by my decision, because he was at the time staying away from spoilers; I just wanted to make sure it was gone before he read it. On the other hand, I do now realise that I should have gone to you or another admin. I didn't see any around, so I figured I'd go ahead. Note that I did say in the edit summary that I knew I usually shouldn't be doing this. So it's not that I was not familiar with policy — it's that I felt this is an exception. Maybe I was wrong.
On your second point, I do not believe that I have ever abandoned a project. Sure, some things I put on pause for a few weeks, occasionally a few months, but I always come back to tie up loose ends and finish up. For example, I completely left day articles for nearly two months whilst I was working on more urgent projects with a time limit, like the quizzes we had, illustrating them, food fiction, the transmats, etc. But I have since gotten back to it, and will continue to work on it and other projects over the next few months, and hopefully complete them. I think I might have a tendency to take on a huge load of projects at once and maybe I should be a lil' bit more careful in the future, but I always stand by what I start and will never leave it, no matter how much time it takes or how boring the task might be. The only thing which I signed onto that I did not end up doing at all was helping along with the Hebrew wiki; there has since been another admin there who does far more work there than I could ever do, and my time is best spent here. If you find something which you think I abandoned, please remind me and I'll get back to it as soon as I can.
--SOTO 03:29, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

ConclusionEdit

Since there are no major concerns and the week is up, SOTO has been granted administrator privileges. -<Azes13 18:17, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

PicassoAndPringlesEdit

Nominating user: SOTO
00:34, October 20, 2015 (UTC)

I am pleased to put forward the name of PicassoAndPringles, on her birthday no less (Hip, hip! ..No? 'Sfine), in nomination for the position of administrator. I believe she is a strong candidate for the role, and would make a great addition to the admin team.

Overview Edit

In the two years that she's been here, PicassoAndPringles has shown a great number of qualities that are important in a good admin. She consistently displays an attention to detail, in both stories and on the wiki, that can only be said to be surpassed by the completionism evident in her great contributions to story pages. Lucifer Rising (novel) is a great example of this: she did a really thorough job in all the sections here, writing in a really detailed five-part plot summary and many new additions to the references and continuity sections.

PicassoAndPringles has very broad interests, too: she actively edits on pages related to novels, audio stories and comics. She's just an all-around Doctor Who fanatic. P&P likes to keep things up-to-date, regularly creating pages for new Big Finish stories and updating actors' role lists. She reworked Nick Brigg's long list of acting credits into something far easier to swallow. She suggests much needed new variables for {{wales crew}}. P&P has even dabbled into template-making territory, in a user subpage, where she tries out a template which would link to the right incarnation of the Rani (shown here), as we already do with the Master. PicassoAndPringles patrols recent changes already, too, and has proposed many-a rename and speedy rename in her searches.

She sees a cultural reference in a story; she creates the page. She notices a missing navigation template; she creates it. She sees that the section on Benny's travels with the Doctor is lacking; she gets it to the point it's at today. PicassoAndPringles will never hesitate to put the work in if she sees that something is missing.

Discussions with other users Edit

P&P shows in the recent discussion on Titan comics that she is highly capable of thoughtful and respectful discussion. If you look at her contributions to that thread, you will find only calm points backed up with sound arguments based on our policies. She even searches for hard evidence both within the relevant stories and outside of them in the form of interviews, proving that PicassoAndPringles has got a special kind of perseverance when it comes to good research and finding sources.

Some policies P&P will likely enforce Edit

Stats Edit

  • First edit &100000000000000060000006 years, &10000000000000166000000166 days ago
  • Edit count: 12,919
  • Edits in main namespace on a typical day: ~10
  • Tardis loyalty: essentially 100% of all Wikia edits were made here
  • Namespace spread: 79.6% of all edits were made in ns:0 (main), a remarkable 10.36% (471) made in the file namespace, 2.42% (110) made on categories, 2.2% (100) on talk pages and template talk pages, 1.25% (57) on user talk pages, and 0.92% (42) in the forums. This means, of course, that she's mainly focused on content, but spends a great deal of time working with files and wiki structure, as well.

SupportEdit

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  • × SOTO (//) 00:41, October 20, 2015 (UTC), for reasons stated above
  • DCLM 05:41, October 20, 2015 (UTC), agreed with reasons stated above (I've seen a lot of that too)
  • OS25 (talk to me, baby.), Sounds fine to me, P&P is a good editor.
  • Sounds good, didn't know that she actually created the the Rani template, after I suggested it. Adric♥NyssaTalk? 17:30, October 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Good nomination. HarveyWallbanger 11:18, October 21, 2015 (UTC)
  • I've had nothing but a positive experience editing beside P&P. RogerAckroydLives 11:59, October 21, 2015 (UTC)
  • Concur wholeheartedly.
    czechout@fandom    17:50: Sun 25 Oct 2015
  • Peace and love. --Skittles the hog - talk 13:34, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

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ClosureEdit

This nomination having been open for the requisite seven days, and hearing no objection, PicassoAndPringles is hereby made an admin on this site, from this date.
czechout@fandom    17:37: Tue 27 Oct 2015 17:37, October 27, 2015 (UTC)

OncomingStorm12th Edit

The rationale for nominating this user is:

Hello. I'm User:DENCH-and-PALMER. I'm nominating User:OncomingStorm12th for an admin role.

My reasons being are that he's a talented user, he constantly edits comic, audio and TV and has a brilliant grasp of page creation and subjects related to those mediums. He knows more about these mediums than most users.

He always looks after pages and constantly enforces policies, he also helps with page formatting. He constantly uses British English which enforces T:BRENG. He replaces bad images for better ones and is a tireless user. I'm surprised he's not an admin already. He additionally enforces T:NO RW and T:NPOV - the latter because he's an expert on all mediums including Legacy. He clears up after people's error-full edits, such as formatting, look and wording.

I as a user have looked up to him, he's kind when enforcing policies, such as when he has to clear up my mistakes, ones in which I no longer make due to his teachings.

He has worked tirelessly on his project of creating Vortex issues and made them look brilliant. He also seems to get on well with User:SOTO which is good when making administrative decisions.

He's only been on the wiki for a bit but he picks up policies and tips like metal to a magnet. This is good if the wiki decides to add any new policies.

Additionally he approaches users in a nice and formal way when informing them of things they shouldn't do, as with things they should. He comes across as a very nice person.

Another huge factor is time, he constantly edits this wiki and never makes mistakes... and if he does he learns from them and becomes even more brilliant at editing than he is already... if that's even possible. He's more active than most admins at the minute.

Wrapping this up with discussions, he takes part in inclusion debates and other threads that concern this wiki which means he's in the know when it comes to wiki running.

I just think... he not only deserves to be an admin here.... but this wiki deserves to have him as one and would be blooming lucky if they got him.

That's all for now. - Sir DENCH-and-PALMER 22:17, December 27, 2016 (UTC)


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Conclusion Edit

The nominee has withdrawn his name at User_talk:DENCH-and-PALMER#Nomination. This nomination is therefore closed without prejudice, as they say in the legal trade. Any time the nominee wishes to put their name forward again, or have it advanced by someone else, it'll be considered without having this earlier nomination count against them.
czechout@fandom    22:08: Wed 28 Dec 2016

AmorkuzEdit

Nominated by CzechOut 21:39, April 21, 2017 (UTC)
Basic facts
The rationale for nominating this user is:
  • Good grasp of basic rules of the wiki
  • Level-headed contributor to discussions, without that detracting from his overall contribution velocity
  • ~75% of contributions to regular articles, but roughly 15% to community name spaces
  • Minor edits to template namespace, but no apparent fear to at least try
  • Has clear-cut editing projects
  • Name bubbled to the top in admin discussions

SupportEdit

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  • I've had nothing but positive experiences editing with Amorkuz, and I believe they will make a great addition to the admin team. P&P talk contribs 22:02, April 21, 2017 (UTC)
  • Amorkuz has proven to be an apt debator, and more importantly I always could tell that he actually cared about the site and edited regularly. It'll be good to have another admin on board, and Amorkuz seems like just the right option right now. OS25 (Talk) 23:18, April 21, 2017 (UTC)
  • To me, the most important rule of them all is 'assume good faith'. Sometimes that can be sparse on this Wiki. In this respect, I've always found Amorkus to be a level-headed person and also never jumps to conclusions, which is why many find this person approachable and understanding. Furthermore, in a discussion, they like to take both sides of a debate in equal measure before reaching a fair conclusion. Everything said by Amorkus is for the good of the Wiki and all comments and feedback take people's feelings into consideration. I've enjoyed throwing ideas back and forth with them in the Inclusion debates (especially when we haven't agreed). It'd be nice to have a regular face on this Wiki who has such a positive effect on others. TheFartyDoctor Talk 00:52, April 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • Armorkuz is a dedicated editor, keeps to his projects, and always remains level-headed in discussions. In many cases, he will be the one regular contributor to a discussion who keeps things in perspective for everyone. Not only does he bring logical arguments, and ask very good questions, Amorkuz, perhaps without even trying, keeps the tone of any discussion quite friendly and accessible. I've collaborated with him many times on editing projects, small and large, and I can think of no better candidate for new admin than him. Full support. :)
    × SOTO (//) 02:40, April 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • I support this nomination, a good editor who knows their stuff. It has been a pleasure to work with them since their early days on the wiki when asking for help on Big Finish Audios. Adric♥NyssaTalk? 09:46, April 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • Seem to know a fair deal of this Wikia. Good choice. --DCLM 11:06, April 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • Just like the users above, I can only see good aspects of Amorkuz becoming an admin. From the a (somewhat) recent editing project I got to collab with him, he was always very polite, open-headed, and this is the exact same behaviour I see of him on the Forum (as well as acting as a good mediator, when things started to get "heated"). He also has a very good knowledge of the policies, so I also support this nomination. OncomingStorm12th 01:52, April 23, 2017 (UTC)
  • I won't pretend that Amorkuz and I have always seen eye-to-eye, but in all the (many) arguments I had with him earlier this year, he reliably conducted himself with not only dignity but a genuine excitement to find the most correct application of the rules in each scenario. Also, after our debates, he consulted with me so he could best edit pages with Faction-related sections. I believe his openness to stories he doesn't know about combines perfectly with his committment to the rules, and he'd make an absolutely fantastic addition to the Wiki's admin team. Whole-hearted support. NateBumber 02:17, April 23, 2017 (UTC)
  • I haven't added a response here yet because all my thoughts had already been had by other users. Really, this post isn't saying anything about Amorkuz except that he was nominated over a week ago. We've had the "at least one week long comment period" and this nomination can be accepted at any time. Bring on the age of Amorkuz! CoT ? 01:48, April 29, 2017 (UTC)

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Conclusion Edit

After the requisite seven day period, and no objections having been put forth, Amorkuz will be granted admin privileges. P&P talk contribs 02:21, April 29, 2017 (UTC)

Admin powers granted. Welcome to the caretaking staff here at Coal Hill!
czechout@fandom    02:31: Sat 29 Apr 2017

OncomingStorm12thEdit

The rationale for nominating this user is:

These last few months, I started noticing a relative lack of active admins (at least, on a regular basis) and that the last admin nomination happened almost three years ago.

Having turned down a nomination back in 2016, I gave a second thought on this matter, and with just over 5 years of editing on this wiki, I now think I'm ready to humbly bring my work and my experience to the table, and to bring my own level of engagement here to a new level. I believe I've gotten to a point where I'm comfortable enough with policy and all-around DWU knowledge to launch myself now into this second attempt.

I'll do my best to cover all points raised in Tardis:How do I become an admin? (some I believe I've already covered without citing directly), but if any users wish to raise concerns about something I left out, I'm open to add further commentaries later.

  • Which articles/major edits do you believe show case your creative skills? and Which articles and/or edits are you most proud of?
  • Other things that are looked for in possible admins
    • Varied experience. Contributions throughout the Tardis Data Core, not just in one field or article format.
      • While my familiarity is definitely towards TV (specially "New Who" and the spin-offs), Big Finish's audio stories and Titan Comics' releases, I've already had a run through the "Classic series" once, read some novels and short stories and further learnt about them while editing the wiki. Therefore, I'd, personally, say that I have a broad knowledge and have done contributions across several fields of article formats.
    • User interaction/edit summaries
      • My personal "policy" regarding this topic is: if I'm altering someone's recent edit in a significant manner (other than fixing typos or formatting, and minor stuff like that), I'll leave a link to a relevant policy on the edit summary (or at the very least, leave a comment about what said policy states). Admittedly, that doesn't happen in 100% of my edits, which once or twice leads to the user reverting my edits. In those occasions, instead of reverting it back I proceed to leave a message, either in the article's talk page or the user's talk page, explaining my reasoning to change their edits, and only after I get some sort of response from them I go back to altering the page in question.
    • Evidence that you are already engaging in administrator-like work.
      • The thing that first comes to mind in recent times is the discussion on Talk:Tenth Doctor (Journey's End) regarding the usage of "Corin" on the page (then named "Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor") and whether the page should be renamed or not. At the beginning, I was more a regular participant, but seeing how the matter was getting heated (in part due to it attracting a lot of new users, unfamiliar with the wiki's policies and precedents) I shifted to more a "mediator" role, instead, trying to "cool down" everyone's nerves and reach for a common ground.

All this said, I'm eager to hear the community's voice and opinions on this. OncomingStorm12th 01:20, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

SupportEdit

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  • I wholeheartedly support this nomination. OncomingStorm12th has always struck me as a dedicated editor. Seems to me he's always to be looking to improve the wiki, having come to me on so many occasions with a new idea, a new project, or with open questions. Almost uniquely for someone who will carry through with executing all his own suggestions, he seems always willing to put collaboration and compromise ahead of any kind of singular vision he may have started out with. In interactions I've had with this user, he has been flexible, but also persistent. I've also seen him already taking the time to patiently help frustrated users understand our policies (ex.). Broad interests, reliable, with a steady composure, and certainly a keen eye for areas that need working on. These are some of the most important traits to be a good admin.
    × SOTO (//) 08:13, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
  • I fully support this nomination. I've only had a few personal interactions with this user (in which he was always polite) but I see him making constructive edits to the wiki on a variety of subjects on a very regular basis. In relation to qualities needed in an admin, I was very impressed in the way in which he conducted himself during the "Corin" fiasco and has always seemed to keep a cool head. With half a decade of experience and over fifty thousand edits to his name, this seems like a no brainer to me. --Borisashton 18:37, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
  • All I can say is I've seen the same thing that "Borisashton" has. I support this through and through. --DCLM 21:55, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
  • I agree with the above statements. It seems that OncomingStorm12th's edits are everywhere I look; he has contributed a great amount to this wiki, especially in areas that were previously lacking. (In my opinion it would probably be a benefit to give him admin abilities such as moving pages because of his efficiency.) Based on what I've seen as well as his extensive experience, I also think OncomingStorm12th would be great at admin tasks, such as reminding new users of how the wiki works and enforcing it or helping progress/resolve discussions. Chubby Potato 22:42, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
  • I also support this nomination. OncomingStorm12th is a very experienced user who seems to know the wiki's policies very well and is always making constructive edits. He also seems like he would be a good mediator in wiki discussions (from what I've seen, he's always kept a cool head and has been the voice of reason on many occasions) and would be very patient with new users who are still learning the wikis many policies. LauraBatham
  • I agree with everything that has been said above. OncomingStorm12th often takes on considerable editing projects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of his familiarity with not just the Doctor Who universe but also this wiki's style and policies. He is kind and helpful with new users, deëscalatory in conflict, and collaborative in his editing. Frankly, I struggle to imagine a single reason why OncomingStorm12th shouldn't be an admin. I supported his nomination in 2017 and I'll enthusiastically support it again now! – N8 (/👁️) 13:21, January 23, 2020 (UTC)
  • So much praise has been given already that I don't know what more to say, except: it's all true and I support this wholeheartedly. OncomingStorm12th has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a reliable, dedicated, prolific, diligent, thoughtful editor of the Tardis Data Core Wiki, and I look forward to seeing him join the administrative team. --Scrooge MacDuck 20:49, January 23, 2020 (UTC)
  • Decent edits and the will to take on responsibility. I support that. --IrasCignavojo 00:34, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
  • I absolutely support this nomination, and agree with the points made above. It always seemed inevitable to me that OncomingStorm12th would one day be an admin, with his ubiquity across the wiki in terms of both edits and forum discussions. He's always keen to help, while also having a large swathe of contributions to Wiki, both in quality and in quantity. The fact he's made the 2nd most edits on the wiki of any non-admin in just five years is very telling and I cannot see any possible reasoning for opposing this nomination. Danochy 07:36, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said, but I definitely support this nomination. -- Saxon (✉️) 22:46, January 25, 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't think this has been mentioned yet, but as long as I can remember OncomingStorm12th has been absolutely stellar in the images he uploads to the wiki! Finding the right cropping of the right panel/frame can be time-consuming, and OS12 puts in the time for so many images, not to mention that he often fixes images uploaded by other users. Definitely a very positive force on that front as well. I support. CoT ? 03:32, January 26, 2020 (UTC)
  • As others have stated above OncomingStorm12th has been an excellent editor, and doing a lot of the jobs an admin does. Especial praise for the Cyberman work, which as I was working me way through the proposed mergers at the time was just too much of a mess to properly devote my time to. Additionally OncomingStorm12th has applied the policies to of the wiki evenly as well as engaging in discussions. --Tangerineduel / talk 13:38, February 1, 2020 (UTC)

OpposeEdit

Why do you oppose this nomination?
  • With all due respect to Tangerineduel, I believe it is not for him to dictate what should or should not be a concern for me personally (or, for that matter, for anyone other than himself). Everyone should be allowed to cast their votes based on their own concerns, rather than on concerns sanctioned by others. Despite Tangerineduel's words, I was not forcing anything on anyone. I asked whether the nominee would voluntarily assure the community that he does not have and in the future will not have a conflict of interests. The (self-)nominee declined the future part. His (and Tangerineduel's) rationale for declining was that giving such an assurance would create a precedent and, therefore, should not be done without a prior discussion, if at all. I had recently pursued a very similar line of arguments. I had argued against creating a precedent that would make it easy to bring more racism onto the wiki. Several users had countered saying that, since some racism from early stories is already present, having more racism would not be problematic. Neither Tangerineduel nor OncomingStorm12th had voiced any opposition to a precedent potentially facilitating racism then. (To be clear, they had not argued for it either.) Now they do oppose setting a precedent facilitating impartiality and transparency. It is apparent that we have very different priorities. And I can clearly see that it is their priorities, not mine that line up with the community as a whole. This wiki knows how to deal with future racist stories and authors. Future admin free from any obligations to publishers, on the other hand, are a suspicious idea requiring a careful consideration, "[i]f this is something [to] pursue" at all. I cannot, in good conscience, support a leadership bid from someone not ready to stay away from conflicts of interests in the future. I cast my vote against this nomination. Simultaneously, I resign my adminship and ask Tangerineduel to remove my admin rights. If no one else in the community is ready to voice their support for impartiality, transparency and honesty, there is no reason for me to stay part of this community. Amorkuz 22:13, January 25, 2020 (UTC)

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  • Let me start by saying that this concern is not specific to the nomination at hand. In fact, I expect it to present no problems whatsoever in this case. The concern is, however, substantial and, in my opinion, should be addressed every time a new admin is nominated. I am sure we all agree that corruption is bad in all contexts. There are enough high-profile cases all around us that have devastating consequences, locally and globally. In the context of this wiki, corruption can manifest itself when an editor becomes creatively and/or commercially involved with one or more publishers and receives benefits from them for acting on their behalf. The situation becomes much worse when this editor has admin rights and can effectively insulate their collaborators from wiki policies, as well as actively work to influence wiki policies in their favour. Sadly, this alarming picture is not academic. In a recent case, one admin actively undermined other admin in favour of his collaborators. Fortunately, this admin did the right thing and eventually announced his departure from the wiki, so there is no need to repeat his name here. However, I think it is safe to say that no one has benefited from this situation. Thus, it would be good to avoid repeating it in the future. Unfortunately, current wiki policies do not even bar an admin from receiving a salary from a publisher for representing, promoting and protecting them on the wiki. Such lack of guardrail policies has often been cited in recent debates as a justification. Worse than that, several wiki policies, including T:SPOIL and T:FORUM, have recently been used as a justification for editors hiding their commercial and/or creative affiliations with publishers. Some publishers [2] make no secret of their reward programmes for people promoting their products on social media such as this wiki, while wisely keeping secret the list of promoters. Thus, in the absence of a policy dictating new nominees not to engage in corrupt and/or self-serving practices, I would like to ask OncomingStorm12th to voluntarily pledge to the community that he won't. Would the nominee be ready to affirm that he is not at the moment involved, commercially and/or creatively, with any publisher producing Doctor Who-related or adjacent material of any sort, that he is not a member of any group intended to promote products of a particular publisher(s), including but not limited to groups such as the private Facebook group linked to above? Would the nominee, additionally, be ready to voluntarily step down from adminship in the future as soon as he becomes professionally/creatively involved in DW production or starts receiving benefits for promoting one of the publishers? I am confident that offering such pledge to the community presents no problem for OncomingStorm12th and, in view of recent events, should become a tradition from now on. Amorkuz 09:15, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
I think that this is something to investigate for the future. But forcing an affirmation like this, on the fly, after a nomination for admin has been made is sloppy policy making.
If this is something that we pursue in the future it should be made following a proper discussion period to work out the details and how we can prevent it and mediate it going forward.
This is better as a wider community discussion, and should not be pushed on one individual user before proper discussion has taken place.
It should not be implemented on this admin nomination, and declining the above idea for an affirmation should not be viewed as a concern. --Tangerineduel / talk 13:41, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
All due respect, I'll have to agree with Tangerineduel here: this sort of restriction would create a huge precedent for the Wiki's functioning, and would require such well-defined parameters (for example, what defines "involved with a publisher" and "group intended to promote products of a particular publisher"?) that a specific Thread might be best suited before applying it to any nominations. But in any capacity, I'm not "involved" with any DWU-content publishers. OncomingStorm12th 20:39, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

Conclusion Edit

After the seven days following the last nomination (not including mine) and the only opposition bringing in suggestions which made after the nomination was made and without community consultation, OncomingStorm12th will be granted adminship. --Tangerineduel / talk 13:45, February 1, 2020 (UTC)
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