Wikivoyage:Administrator nominations

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If you believe a Wikivoyager – including yourself – should have administrative status, then add them to the nominations section below.

They should meet the guidelines for becoming an administrator. Generally speaking they should:

  • Have been a contributor for at least a few months
  • Have an extensive knowledge of our policies
  • Have a history of article contribution, janitorial work, cleaning up articles, contributing to policy discussions, and combating vandalism/spam
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work with the community

Nominations must include a short statement outlining the nominee's eligibility in terms of these requirements.

When responding to a nomination, most people choose to express their opinion with a bolded word or phrase, most often Support or Not yet, followed by an explanation of the opinion. After 14 days, a bureaucrat will close the discussion and, if there is a consensus that the nominee would make a good administrator, grant the administrator flag using Special:UserRights.


Ikan Kekek for Bureaucrat[edit]

As I'm the only active bureaucrat at the moment, I would like to nominate Ikan Kekek to assume the same responsibilities. Even though we can always fall back on stewards for bit-flipping tasks, I think it's nice to have local bureaucrats who understand the community and local consensus. Ikan is undoubtedly trustworthy and probably the most level-headed active editor here, myself included. His record as an administrator is sterling and I absolutely trust him with the power to add and remove admin status. What say you? -- Powers (talk) 17:10, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Full support from my side. The community needs active bureaucrats. --Alexander (talk) 17:22, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Full support. Simply put, Ikan is the epitome of a trustworthy editor. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 17:36, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Full support -- Matroc (talk) 18:06, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Full support. I have never seen Ikan type an unreasonable thing. --ButteBag (talk) 18:12, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Full support. Ikan is active enough, and has always been very sensible. --Bigpeteb (talk) 18:28, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Very active member here and has shown good judgement in the past. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:52, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Full support --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:20, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Full support -- I've disagreed with Ikan on a number of content issues, but have found him to be reasonable and respectful. Ground Zero (talk) 22:16, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support -- Shaundd (talk) 02:21, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support -- --Traveler100 (talk) 03:11, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm touched by everyone's support and kind words. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:28, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong support - Power made the right choice. Best wishes to you IK but just be careful not to block or desysop someone in haste by assuming that the account is hijacked. [1]. --Saqib (talk) 11:58, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Good point. I'll be careful not to do that. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:18, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. –Davey2010Talk 14:37, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Great and trustworthy editor. --Zerabat (talk) 15:54, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong support before he comes to his senses and ducks out of the way. :) K7L (talk) 16:00, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong Support excellent and committed editor/admin to the 'voyage who will do a great job as bureaucrat. Gizza (roam) 22:09, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Nurg (talk) 11:13, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Globe-trotter (talk) 15:34, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Full supportStellarD (talk) 17:03, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Drat70 (talk) 06:29, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Ground Zero for admin[edit]

User:Ground Zero quickly established himself as a valuable user and has continued to be very active and helpful ever since his first edit last January (user contributions here). He's shown a strong commitment to improving the site in the interest of travelers and has been involved in just about every aspect of the discussion and activity that take place here. He's had some disagreements with me and one or two other folks on just how much content to cut in streamlining articles; that's well within the normal range of differences among people of good faith (I consider the disagreements between the two of us not much more than marginal, myself). You can see at User talk:Ground Zero#Admin? that he has agreed to serve as an admin if the rest of us want him to. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:31, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Support as nominator. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:32, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Andrewssi2 (talk) 22:38, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - per nom. --Saqib (talk) 06:20, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Will be an excellent admin. Gizza (roam) 12:36, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Fantastic! --ButteBag (talk) 14:08, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Will be a great admin. –Davey2010Talk 18:26, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - Is the relative lack of votes an indication of a lack of enthusiasm? There have been no negative votes so far, but I'm not too comfortable with a 6-0 vote as a consensus; are 7 votes required? But please keep the context in mind: We need more admins. If any of you lack strong confidence in the nominations I'm making, please contact people you would prefer and see if they'd be willing to take on the admin's mop and pail. There are certainly other good choices, but either way, I think we should thank anyone who's willing to take on the work. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:26, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Drat70 (talk) 06:16, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - I believe that the lack of votes is just down to fewer contributors being familiar with Grond Zero's work than (for example) yours. It would be good for some more admins to weigh in. Maybe AndreCarrotflower  ? Andrewssi2 (talk) 07:29, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - I appreciate the nomination and the support of those who have commented above. I've been an active contributor only since the beginning of the year. If people would rather wait until I have a longer track record, I won't be offended. Ground Zero (talk) 11:33, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
In consideration of the fact that Ground Zero giving more time to Wikivoyage instead of his home wiki Wikipedia where he's admin, I am comfortable with giving him mop and bucket. He's an experienced Wikipedian and I am pretty sure he will make a great Wikivoyager as well. Until we see some sort of opposition in this nomination, we shouldn't be hesitant to switch the bits. --Saqib (talk) 16:30, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I was holding off on voting here, because I find the issue of draconian content streamlining that Ikan brought up in his introductory remarks to be a legitimate concern. However, upon further reflection, I suppose that's not an issue that has much to do with the sysop tools per se. I'll support this nomination. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:47, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

DaGizza for admin[edit]

As you can see from looking through User:DaGizza's output, he has been an extremely helpful and prolific editor. Most of his edits have been of the "wikignoming" type, though a more thorough search will show participation in policy and organizational discussions in the Pub and in vfd. I would think everyone would trust him to use admin tools wisely, and he has expressed enthusiasm about helping to combat vandalism and picking up the slack from the admins who have resigned.

  • Support as nominator. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:26, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Andrewssi2 (talk) 05:41, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support --Drat70 (talk) 06:20, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support an experienced Wikipedian who could be a great addition to WV community. Your contributions were missed last year. I hope you will be more active from now on. --Saqib (talk) 16:34, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
    • Yes I was busy IRL last year and wasted time on other things but my life is more settled now. I'm also trying to move beyond maintenance and gnoming towards more content creation. Gizza (roam) 01:59, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. I've been following DaGizza's Wikivoyage activities for some time now, and have consistently liked what I've seen. He will make a fine administrator. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:49, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

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