Wikivoyage:User rights nominations/Archives/2004

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Pierre's only been on Wikivoyage about a month, but he's made very significant contributions to the phrasebooks and has been very involved in policy and style and guidelines and stuff. I think he'd be a good administrator. A couple of questions for Pierre: do you understand and agree with our goals and non-goals? Do you think doing admin work would be interesting for you? --(WT-en) Evan 21:52, 10 Jan 2004 (EST)

  • I agree with the above. Pierre's contributions and comments show a lot of common sense and insight. He'd be an asset for Wikivoyage as an admin. I endorse his nomination. (WT-en) DhDh 08:18, 11 Jan 2004 (EST)
  • I accept the nomination. I understand and agree, and have been an admin on Wikipedia, so I know what to do. -(WT-en) phma 09:10, 11 Jan 2004 (EST)

Mark's been doing a great job on the Switzerland pages and has kept a good eye on other stuff (removing graffiti, etc). He's also been talking about some good points and welcoming new users. The usual questions for Mark: do you understand and agree with our goals and non-goals? Do you think doing admin work would be interesting for you? (WT-en) Majnoona

  • I appreciate the vote of confidence, and I do agree with the goals and non-goals. If made admin I can't promise how much work I'll actually do, but I'll sure try not to mess anything up. ;) -- (WT-en) Mark 05:27, 15 Jan 2004 (EST)
  • I endorse Mark for admin status. --(WT-en) Evan 11:32, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
  • I also endorse Mark's nomination. (WT-en) DhDh 03:48, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)
  • It is done. --(WT-en) Evan 15:49, 25 Jan 2004 (EST)

phma's nomination lapsed due to a parliamentary hiccup. (Notice this is the second time this has happened.)

  • I endorse phma for admin status. --(WT-en) Evan 11:32, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
  • I accept as before, but I will need the endorsement of two other admins. -(WT-en) phma 17:01, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
    • I think the "other" means "other than the person being nominated". I think all the people on this list were seconded by only two administrators, not necessarily the one who nominated them. --(WT-en) Evan 18:54, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
  • I endorse Pierre's nomination too (2nd time). (WT-en) DhDh 03:48, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)
  • IT IS DONE. --(WT-en) Evan 17:09, 28 Jan 2004 (EST)

Huttite has been contributing for Wikivoyage since mid-February. That's a short period, but s/he has done an awful lot of work: writing, but also the dirty work of placing stub messages, disambiguating, redirecting, etc. I think Huttite understands what Wikivoyage is all about, so I'm nominating him for admin status. Huttite: (1) do you agree with Wikivoyage's philosophy and (2) would you be interested in being an admin? (WT-en) Dhum Dhum Akubra 11:00, 24 Mar 2004 (EST)

  • I support Huttite for admin. I was going to nominate him, but you beat me to it. -(WT-en) phma 12:08, 24 Mar 2004 (EST)
  • So, I agree with DD about H's great work, and I also think it would be valuable to have an admin in that time zone. B-) But I do have reservations. This is going to sound churlish, but here's my take: Huttite spent a lot of time and energy bolding the first mention of a page's subject in the page. We don't have that as a style guideline -- it's a holdover from Wikipedia. (He was also fixing some link problems in the DB at the time, too, so this is somewhat mitigated). I'm not against this (although I think if we're going to do it we should have a manual of style entry), but I am wary of the idea that we should do everything that Wikipedia does, just because Wikipedia does it. I'm especially cautious about that with admin privileges, since admins are so much more aggressive about protecting, deleting, banning and blocking on WP than here. So, I'm going to reserve my support until Huttite answers here. --(WT-en) Evan 14:46, 24 Mar 2004 (EST)
    • While I appreciate the nomination, I would prefer not to be an administrator, with its added responsibility, at present. I also feel I do not have the time and commitment. I would prefer to continue doing what I am doing within the abilities of a simple user, and contribute where and when I can. The bible verse 1 Timothy 3v6 comes to mind, (which says of overseers: He must not be a recent convert....). I feel that I currently may not have the cultural appreciation of what Wikivoyage is about, only a technical appreciation. Thanks for the votes and support for my contributions but I personally remain unconvinced that an administrator role is my current calling. Respectfully, I feel I must decline your kind offer at this time. -- (WT-en) Huttite 05:46, 25 Mar 2004 (EST)

Colin has been a Wikivoyager for about 8 or 9 months. In that time, he's started or edited hundreds of articles. He has participated in some of our most vociferous policy and style debates, and he's always kept a level head and made rational suggestions based on what's best for the traveller and for the project. He's friendly to new users and often welcomes them. He's also on the West Coast of North America, which gets us some more spread over time zones. I think Colin would make an excellent administrator. --(WT-en) Evan 17:04, 9 Nov 2004 (EST)

  • I am willing to serve and watch over things from my time zone, and sweep the occasional vfd. -- (WT-en) Colin 21:59, 9 Nov 2004 (EST)
  • Yes! Colin is a great candidate for saddling with the delete chores. ;) Actually I thought Colin was already an admin. -- (WT-en) Mark 01:13, 10 Nov 2004 (EST)
  • Got my vote... we could use some more level heads ;-)
  • IT IS DONE. --(WT-en) Evan 23:14, 18 Nov 2004 (EST)

Jpatokal has been a Wikivoyager for about 6 months. In that time, he's done an amazing job expanding our coverage of East Asia, doing dozens of articles almost singlehandedly. He's also beautified the guide with amazing photographs. He participates in policy and guidelines discussions and shows a good appreciation of the ins and outs of Wikivoyage rules. We often don't see eye-to-eye -- probably one of the reasons I appreciate hearing his opinion. He's helpful to new users and is technically skilled. He's also in either Asia or Europe (I think!), which would (again) get better admin-to-timezone coverage. I think he'd make a great Wikivoyage administrator and I hereby nominate him. --(WT-en) Evan 17:04, 9 Nov 2004 (EST)

  • I'm usually in Asia or Europe, I think, but mostly Asia. =) But yes, Wikivoyage has already become my #1 stop on the web, so I might as well accept the glamorous job of cleaning Wikivoyage's clogged toilets and and do my part to ensure Wikivoyage World Domination. (WT-en) Jpatokal 21:10, 9 Nov 2004 (EST)
  • Agreed. Thanks for all the great work up until now, and welcome to the club of those with extra buttons/links which must never be used. -- (WT-en) Mark 01:13, 10 Nov 2004 (EST)
  • IT IS DONE. --(WT-en) Evan 23:14, 18 Nov 2004 (EST)
  • Ditto. I'm really looking forward to using the Singapore guide in December!(WT-en) Majnoona 11:08, 10 Nov 2004 (EST)

Nzpcmad has been a Wikivoyager for about 7 months. This user (I'm gonna try to work around the fact that I don't know his/her gender, here!) has gone above and beyond the call of duty in improving the overall quality of our guide and its prose. Many contributions to Australasia and especially New Zealand are due to this person. Participation in policy and guidelines discussion is high, and shows impressive understanding of the issues. Located (I think) in New Zealand, which would make for good timezone coverage. Would make a really, really good administrator, for which I hereby nominate, uh, Nzpcmad. B-) --(WT-en) Evan 17:04, 9 Nov 2004 (EST)

  • Agreed. Good admin choice. -- (WT-en) Mark 01:13, 10 Nov 2004 (EST)
  • Ditto. (WT-en) Majnoona 11:08, 10 Nov 2004 (EST)
  • So, I haven't admin'ed this user, since they haven't responded. I'm not sure what to do in this situation. --(WT-en) Evan 23:14, 18 Nov 2004 (EST)