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Has managed to plunge forward making a huge number of contributions both new content and needed edits. He's got a great feel for the manual of style and site guidelines. I think he'll be a great addition to the admin ranks (WT-en) Majnoona 20:18, 10 Feb 2006 (EST)

  • Support. -- (WT-en) Colin 20:27, 10 Feb 2006 (EST)
  • Thanks!. I would be honored and very happy to be an Admin. Thank you for the nomination. (but someone will still need to fix my spell'n and my hillbilly grammar. :) -- (WT-en) Tom Holland (xltel) 20:45, 10 Feb 2006 (EST)
  • Support. -- (WT-en) Ryan 21:12, 10 Feb 2006 (EST)
  • Support. Tom's been great concentrating both on his own area of knowledge as well as general fixups for the entire site. He'd be a good new admin. --(WT-en) Evan 22:26, 10 Feb 2006 (EST)
  • Support. (WT-en) Jpatokal 02:36, 12 Feb 2006 (EST)
  • Support. (WT-en) Mark 04:36, 12 Feb 2006 (EST)
    • It seems that there's been no opposition, and it's been more than 14 days, so I've flipped the bits to make Tom an admin. Tom, let me know if you have any troubles, and be careful with the tabs at the top of the page! Thanks for taking on this job. --(WT-en) Evan 13:47, 2 March 2006 (EST)

Has been an asset to Wikivoyage since first showing up here, reverting spam, making massive contributions to India articles, helping to get the Project:Collaboration of the week started, etc, etc. In addition, it would be great to have an administrator from India, thus filling in a geographic gap in our administrator distribution.

  • Nominated by (WT-en) Ryan 16:56, 23 February 2006 (EST)
  • Support. -- (WT-en) Colin 20:00, 23 February 2006 (EST)
  • Absolute support. --(WT-en) Evan 20:52, 23 February 2006 (EST)
  • Support. (WT-en) Jpatokal 02:05, 24 February 2006 (EST)
  • Support. While we're at it, I'd like to add a word of appreciation for Ravikiran's excellent Wiki-maners, and especially for his helpful and gentle treatment of new users. -- (WT-en) Mark 16:51, 8 March 2006 (EST)
  • Support. -- (WT-en) Tom Holland (xltel) 16:27, 8 March 2006 (EST)
  • Support. (WT-en) Paul James Cowie 14:49, 9 March 2006 (EST)
    • 14 Days have passed... time to switch the bits on User:(WT-en) Ravikiran r and welcome to admin land! -- (WT-en) Tom Holland (xltel) 11:30, 11 March 2006 (EST)
      • It's done. It'll take a few minutes for the cache to clear, but after that, Ravikiran r, you should be able to use the "special" tabs on pages. Thanks for accepting this job. --(WT-en) Evan 15:07, 12 March 2006 (EST)
    • And I can see those extra buttons. Thank you for your confidence folks. I hope to make myself useful around here. --(WT-en) Ravikiran 17:14, 12 March 2006 (EST)

Has been a clean up monster! And is a huge asset to Wikivoyage. Involved with policy, adding content, welcoming new Wikivoyageers and getting new people involved with Wikivoyage. I think it is time to make him an Administrator. I have not asked, but I hope he will accept.

  • User:(WT-en) Bill-on-the-Hill. Bill has been a Wikivoyager for about 8-9 months, and in that time he's made thousands of edits. He thinks hard about our goals and about how best to meet them, which I like a lot. I also like that he's done so much good work on New Mexico destinations, so he really has an insider's perspective on the challenges of making good guides. Bill, would you be interested in doing this job? --(WT-en) Evan 10:02, 4 May 2006 (EDT)
  • User:(WT-en) TVerBeek. Todd has been around for five months (and 1 day!) and in that time he's done a great amount of work building guides from scratch, reverting vandalism, commenting on policy and just generally being super-involved across the board. I think he would be a great addition to our "janitorial staff". So how about it Todd? (WT-en) Majnoona 14:57, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. -- (WT-en) Bill-on-the-Hill 14:58, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. -- (WT-en) Colin 15:38, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. I should also point out that he's done a great job generalizing the Project:Article status tools. --(WT-en) Evan 15:52, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. He has also been great on the maps! Great pick for Administrator. - (WT-en) Tom Holland (xltel) 19:11, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. Insightful and prolific. (WT-en) SHC 21:55, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
    • Me too. (WT-en) Jpatokal 00:08, 7 May 2006 (EDT)
    • Strong Support — (WT-en) Ravikiran 02:56, 7 May 2006 (EDT)
    • My only hestitation about accepting this would be the fact that I tend to get very busy with offline matters for extended periods of time. Otherwise, I'd be happy to help out. - (WT-en) Todd VerBeek 17:37, 7 May 2006 (EDT)
      • There's no particular time requirement, except that you login once every three months. --(WT-en) Evan 20:24, 7 May 2006 (EDT)
        • And you're on the clock... now! B-) Thanks for taking on this job, Todd. --(WT-en) Evan 23:06, 20 May 2006 (EDT)

  • User:(WT-en) Sapphire. I think it is time for this nomination. Andrew has been very active on Wikivoyage with contributions, photo, cleanup work, welcoming and assisting new Wikivoyageers. He would make a great Administrator.
    • Support. -- With much enthusiasm! -- (WT-en) Tom Holland (xltel) 13:27, 1 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. Yes, a great idea. Thanks for nominating him. --(WT-en) Evan 14:39, 1 June 2006 (EDT)
    • I understand we never block IPs, or proctect pages, and that there is a revert button that admins use, I imagine there is a deletion button too, but what else is there? Does this come with an instruction book? Should I accept and see wonderful new buttons on my screen and have no idea what they are for who do I ask about the buttons' functions? - (WT-en) Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 04:09, 2 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Strong Support His level of enthusiasm is amazing. — (WT-en) Ravikiran 04:36, 2 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. This new guy has appreciated his being there. Besides, I can see the pattern I noticed long ago with Little League volunteers: the swirling vortex of goodness tugs at Andrew, grasping with stronger and stronger force. Run, Andrew, RUN! — (WT-en) OldPine 06:18, 2 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. Andrew is already pretty-much-single-handedly building the VFD infrastructure for Shared as we speak, and at some point in the process he'll presumedly need Admin privs. - (WT-en) Todd VerBeek 12:57, 2 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. -- (WT-en) Ryan 14:22, 2 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. Incidentally, we've had a string of excellent additions to admin in the past few months. Good to see the ranks expanded as the project grows. -- (WT-en) SHC 12:58, 3 June 2006 (EDT)
    • As I was making appetizers this evening I realized something that the admin privileges could be useful in helping to clean up, improve, and build Wikivoyage. I was hesitant in accepting the nomination, because I like trolling (in the good way) and finding something to work on. I was particularly worried because I thought that accepting would mean I would be unable to do some of the things I like to do (I.e. trolling and contributing extensively to articles like the European rail article), however, I now see that the privileges would actually help me improve the work that I currently do. Additionally, TVerBeek's mention of probably needing the admin privs so I can further my work on Shared is another benefit I see with having the privs and the enlightenment that comes with learning what all those "the jolly CANDY-like button[s]" do. It seems to me I'm constantly learning something new on Wikivoyage like the Non-compliant distrubtion page. I'm a bit worried about causing havoc, but Tom, reassured me that every new admin is anxious about that at first. To get to the point - I'll bite the bait. Thanks for the nomination. - (WT-en) Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:10, 3 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Support the enthusuiasm ethusiast. -- (WT-en) Colin 16:11, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
    • Support. (WT-en) Jan 09:38, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
    • And it's done! Thanks for taking on this additional responsibility, Andrew. New tabs should show up on every page, and you'll see the "rollback" link for diffs. Please ask if you have any questions. --(WT-en) Evan 21:38, 15 June 2006 (EDT)

  • Evan: Now listen Cadet, I've got a job for you. See this button? (Sapphire tries to press the button, Evan slaps his hand away). Don't touch it! It's the Wikivoyage administrator button, you fool!
  • Sapphire: So what'll happen?
  • Evan: That's just it. We don't know. Maaaaaaaaybe some bad, maaaaaaaaaybe something good. I guess we'll never know. Because you're going to guard it. You won't touch it will you? Heh heh. heh.
  • Announcer: Oh how long can trust Cadet Sapphire hold out. How can he possibly resist the diabolical urge to push button that could erase his very existence? Will his tortured mind give into its uncontrollable desires? Can he withstand the temptation to push the button that even now beckons him ever closer? Will he succumb to the maddening urge to administer Wikivoyage with the mere push of a single button? The beautiful SHINY button. The jolly CANDY-like button. WILL he hold out folks? CAN he hold out?!
(WT-en) Jpatokal 04:45, 2 June 2006 (EDT) (with apologies to [10])

Tim has been active here since January 2006 and has made a lot of good contributions. He's shown an understanding of how Wikivoyage works, has worked well with other users, is enthusiastic about the project, and can be trusted to wisely use the buttons-that-shouldn't-be-used™.


Mary had been a contributor since July 2004. In this time she has alternated between tremendous contributions to Wikivoyage and lulls that I assume are caused by real life. She's been a constructive and level-headed contributor to many of the policy discussions that have gone around, as well as improving articles like Scuba diving and articles about her own region. She has worked well with others, clearly understands the whole wiki thing, and takes others opinions well [11]. I think she would be a great addition to the list of people with buttons-that-shouldn't-be-used™.

  • Nominated by (WT-en) Colin 18:58, 23 August 2006 (EDT)
  • I accept the nomination with one note: the lulls will continue (they're mainly caused by Failure To Travel, alas). (WT-en) Hypatia 19:07, 23 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. She seems to have the enthusiasm and moderate temperament that admins need. Whether she can resist the siren-like lure of the buttons remains to be seen =) -- (WT-en) Ryan 19:11, 23 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. Does her nomination count as affirmative action since shes from Australia? -- (WT-en) Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 19:29, 23 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. -- (WT-en) Bill-on-the-Hill 20:18, 23 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Strong support. Mary's been a big part of Wikivoyage for a while, and if she's willing to do the admin job I'd be really happy if she would. --(WT-en) Evan 02:34, 25 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Support! (WT-en) Maj 06:34, 25 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. — (WT-en) Ravikiran 06:58, 25 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. I thought she was an administrator already. -- (WT-en) DanielC 08:00, 25 August 2006 (EDT)
    • That happens to me a lot, too, with good longtime users! --(WT-en) Evan 00:50, 26 August 2006 (EDT)
    • If I count right, it's been 14.5 days since this nomination, so I've made Hypatia an admin. Thanks for taking this job on, Mary! --(WT-en) Evan 12:44, 8 September 2006 (EDT)

[UPDATE] For reference, this admin account was renamed to Puzzlement and later renamed again to User:Querent. -- Ryan • (talk) • 07:00, 18 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

David has been extremely active in Wikivoyage for the past several months adding content, images and a whole lot of clean up. He could sure make use of the revert button. Wikivoyage is growing and we need good people like David as Administrators and he has a very good understanding of the goals, policy and style of Wikivoyage.

  • Nominated by: It gives me great pleasure to make this nomination. -- (WT-en) Tom Holland (xltel) 08:00, 16 September 2006 (EDT)
  • I support this nomination, but will he accept? -- (WT-en) Sapphire 12:31, 16 September 2006 (EDT)
  • Strong support. David has been a great participant. I hope he will accept. --(WT-en) Evan 19:50, 16 September 2006 (EDT)
  • Decline. Thanks, guys. The recognition is important to me and comes at a good time when I'm kinda ticked off that I did all that work thinking that I had near perfect MoS and didn't. There probably couldn't be a better bunch of guys anywhere to join with -- and I'm tempted for just that reason. On the other hand, it's about the content for me and not policing the fricken grafitti morons, voting on stuff or (usually) arguing about policy. (WT-en) OldPine 21:57, 16 September 2006 (EDT)(signed late)
David, I respect your decision... I would hope you would reconsider. It is not all about recognition, nor voting and arguing. It really is about the content. You do a great job of adding content and editing and getting stuff in line with the MoS. All of your efforts have always been appreciated. I really think the main thing an administrator does is set example for others more then anything else. You do that! And I think that we “all” thank you for that. So, you really are an Administrator, whether you have the extra buttons or not. -- (WT-en) Tom Holland (xltel) 21:33, 16 September 2006 (EDT)
Oh sure, dangle the mysterious extra buttons in front of me! That's not fair! (WT-en) OldPine 21:57, 16 September 2006 (EDT)

Sandy has proved to be one of our great contributors. He has a great understanding of the goals, policy, and consensus. More importantly he provides great content on many numerous Wikivoyage destinations, most notably our Far East destinations. Please see Hajj as an example of the great work he does.

  • Nominated by: -- (WT-en) Sapphire 16:48, 1 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. -- (WT-en) Colin 16:51, 1 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. --(WT-en) Evan 17:15, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. -- (WT-en) Ryan 17:24, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Thanks. What does being an admin involve? I believe you get a magic button that reverts things. Are there other toys? What are the roles and responsibilities? (WT-en) Pashley 22:09, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
    Seems like the only additional responsibilty is clicking "rollback" every once in a great while. Not much of a change than what you normally do. -- User:(WT-en) Sapphire
    Some of the other cool toys are delete, restore, and editing the MediaWiki templates. However, for the most part we shouldn't use any of the other cool toys unless consensus permits. -- User:(WT-en) Sapphire
    • Mostly there are a bunch of shiny buttons that we must not touch. The most frequently used button is 'rollback', which should only be used for multiple undos so that you can undo a bunch of undesirable contributions -- but you're still expected to manually revert at least one to add a text explaination so the user can understand why it's being done. The second most frequently used button is "delete" which is mostly used to process vfds that are done. The other special powers are pretty much never used in practice -- but see the admin page for what they are. So in summary, being an admin mostly means we think you understand how the wiki works, how consensus works, and we trust you. -- (WT-en) Colin 22:51, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. Take a look at Project:Administrators to find out more about joining the janitorial staff ;-) (WT-en) Maj 22:41, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Support -- in fact I'd kinda assumed Pashley was one already! The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere division of the Wikivoyage World Domination Organization can always use more janitors. (WT-en) Jpatokal 23:04, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Accept. (WT-en) Pashley 03:51, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

He or she has made a lot of contributions. Also, I have more than once noticed WindHorse checking Recent Changes and doing cleanup work. For example, I recently put in an incorrect airport code for Guangzhou and WindHorse promptly corrected it. Methinks this is exactly the sort of person who should be given a magic button to revert vandalism.

We seem to have user pages for both WindHorse and Windhorse. Same person? Should one of the two be deleted? Anyway, I mean the one with capital "H".

Hey, Pashley, I know Guangzhou quite well (even remember the old airport), so the incorrect airport code caught my eye immediately. I really appreciate your nomination, but you know, I'm quite happy just to plod along as I am - doing things quietly with short bursts of energy and enthusiasm. And, anyway, I think you guys probably have enough admin by now. So, I will let the nomination go this time, but thanks anyway. I do appreciate the trust placed in me. By the way, the WindHorse without the capitals is mine (I forgot about that), so it can be deleted. (WT-en) WindHorse 11:31, 10 October 2006 (EDT)

  • Just a note to mention that I have long admired WindHorse's edits — and it seems he has visited virtually every place in the world! — (WT-en) Ravikiran 14:37, 11 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Support. Knowledgeable and helpful. -- (WT-en) P.K.Niyogi 20:58, 23 October 2006 (EDT)

Ricardo has been a high-quality contributor to Wikivoyage en: for over a year, and has done an excellent job with our coverage of Brazil. He has also launched and managed Portuguese Wikivoyage, which recently passed 1000 articles. He is intelligent, bi- (tri-?) lingual, engaged in discussions of policy and guidelines, helpful to new users, and attentive to en: as well as pt: and es:. Having him as an admin on en: would help build links between different language communities on WT, and would also give some useful tools to a great en: user. --(WT-en) Evan 20:50, 11 December 2006 (EST)

Evan, thank you very much for the nice things you wrote about me and thanks to everyone else for your support. At first I felt like I'd decline the nomination but then I thought: well, I'm always sticking around anyways, so why not? I'd be glad to help with the admin tasks too and it's good to know that my efforts on stregthening the links between language versions are being appreciated here. (WT-en) Ricardo (Rmx) 07:17, 15 December 2006 (EST)
With unanimous strong support, and with a plan not to have any tasks waiting to be done for Christmas Day, I've broken all the rules and set his admin bit about 16 hours early. Thanks for taking on this job, Ricardo, and please let me know if there's anything I can do to help. --(WT-en) Evan 11:33, 24 December 2006 (EST)