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Mike has been a regular contributor for nearly a year and has made loads of valuable contributions to our destination guides and to important policy discussions. He's also very familiar by now with our policies. Now, I don't know if we are supposed to make administrator nomination decisions based on who we'd most like to have a beer with, but what can I say, I'd most like to have a beer with Mike, so he's got my Support. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 06:28, 23 January 2008 (EST)

Support. And second in line for that beer. --(WT-en) OldPine 07:16, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Support. Again, I could have sworn User:(WT-en) 2old was an administrator. Shows how little I know. --(WT-en) Wandering 08:43, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Thanks, but I must decline. My abilities with Wikivoyage are marginal at best and I would be a example of the Peter Principle (reaching ones level of incompetence), if I were to accept. I appreciate my role as a contibutor and think that is where I am best suited. However, I do appreciate the thought and will buy each of you a beer if the opportunity ever arises. Thanks. (WT-en) 2old 09:25, 23 January 2008 (EST)

It might be easy to mistake Morph for a bot, if his prolific edits were not done with a thorough understanding of how we format our destination guides and were they not accompanied by summaries with a sense of humor. He's been here over three months now, has morphed countless articles towards a standard of general respectability, and shows no signs of stopping. I think he'll make good use of the extra buttons, so I add my Support. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 06:28, 23 January 2008 (EST)

Support. Tirelessly goes where no man has gone before! --(WT-en) Wandering 08:43, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Support. For me, Morph is the man!!! (Umm, at least I think so, maybe Morph is the woman, but that sounds way wrong.) Anyway, one of my many weak points is spellling and I appreciate the idea that eventually he will visit and correct my errors. Thanks Morph, I appreciate the help. (WT-en) 2old 09:31, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Decline Dudes! (or babes, as 2old points out, though that does sound wrong). Thanks for the kindnesses and recognition. However I do not administrate and am only interested in orthography and format. It is, as you have seen, a full time janitorial avocation without end. --(WT-en) Morph 15:31, 23 January 2008 (EST)

Denis has been a regular contributor for nearly 2 and a half years here and has made countless valuable contributions to our site in terms of content organization, policy discussion, advising new contributors, and regular old content. Denis is also active on other versions of Wikivoyage where he has been of irreplaceable help in devising accurate translations of Wikivoyage jargon for the Russian Wikivoyage, as he is intimately familiar with Wikivoyage policies, practices, and idiosyncracies. And above all, his wiki-etiquette and patience are second-to-none. I think he's been overlooked for too long, so I lend my Support. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 06:28, 23 January 2008 (EST)

Support. -- (WT-en) OldPine 07:16, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Support. I thought (WT-en) DenisYurkin was an administrator! Careful in thought, takes a long term view and has done a lot for Spain. --(WT-en) Wandering 08:43, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Support. I have read many of his contributions, and he does a fine job. (WT-en) 2old 09:27, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Accept if.... If Evan asked me "how well you understand the Project:goals and non-goals and the Project:policies and guidelines, and how much you agree with them?", I would say "Oops, it's difficult to say". I challenge the policies too frequently, and I am not sure we always do the right thing here.
Seriously, I can't promise that I can spend any significant time on patrolling edits; and I only watch changes in the pages I edited (I use WatchList, not RecentEdits). For that limited subset of pages, however, I do already patrol edits in the periods when I have something to contribute. A tool simplifying reverts would help. However, I am not planning to use any other admin tools in the foreseeable future.
So if it's a matter of new rights, I accept the nomination. But if it's also about responsibilities to do something, especially on a regular basis--pitifully, I have to decline.
Anyway, thanks for consideration. --(WT-en) DenisYurkin 07:38, 26 January 2008 (EST)
  • Support. We often don't share the same opinions on policy, etc, but I think your understanding of them is fine, and your challenging of them can be a good thing... and I like that you are willing to listen to others and find a compromise, and sometimes willing to shut up if you're outvoted :) I also like that you think outside of the box and are always looking for ways to improve the site as a whole. You aren't expected to do anything more than you already are doing if you become an admin, but you may find the tools occasionally useful. – (WT-en) cacahuate talk 21:04, 26 January 2008 (EST)
  • Support. Good quality contributions in both the main and wikivoyage namespaces. Denis' concern about policies and guideline challenges is unnecessary. As far as I can see it was always done in a friendly manner based on well thought out reasoning and he was always willing to accept consensus. Having someone challenge policies and guidelines in that fashion is a good thing, it keeps wikivoyage from stagnating. --(WT-en) Nick 14:23, 27 January 2008 (EST)
  • Support. Regarding Denis' concerns, admins aren't expected to do any more (or any less) work than anyone else, and there isn't any expectation that you're going to do anything differently. "Admin" basically just means that the community feels you can be trusted with a few extra buttons, and I think you fit that description. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 16:15, 27 January 2008 (EST)
  • Accept than. (Or am I supposed to say anything more in this thread?) --(WT-en) DenisYurkin 08:02, 29 February 2008 (EST)

I'd like to nominate User:(WT-en) LtPowers, provided he accepts. He does a lot of administrative work already, so I figure he could use the extra functions. He's demonstrated plenty familiarity with our policies (It's always heart-warming when people actually read them!), and has been here for 3+ months, an experienced wiki contributor, done some stellar work and recently surpassed 300 edits. I know we tend to like 500+ edits, but I still think it's clear he's here for the long haul. In my experience, he's polite and very open to compromise. Lastly, he's most active on my pettest of pet projects on :en, content organization/region articles ;) So support. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 16:07, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

  • Support. Happy to have him around :) – (WT-en) cacahuate talk 16:57, 16 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Support -- (WT-en) Colin 22:48, 16 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. An officer and a gentleman. Works hard and smart besides. Besides, we should all have pets. --(WT-en) OldPine 19:18, 17 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Accept; if you all trust me enough, then I can accept a little responsibility. =) (WT-en) LtPowers 19:41, 17 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Support -- Does some excellent work. --(WT-en) Nick 01:36, 18 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Support - If Mr. Pine, Mr. Peter and Mr. Jensen all vouch for the guy then he must be all good. I haven't been following things around here as closely as I used to, but I've seen the Lt. in a lot of discussions making some good comments, so bring him aboard. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 01:47, 18 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. Me too! Extra brownie points for drawing and caring about maps. (WT-en) Jpatokal 07:50, 18 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. Really dedicated member, plus I like the way he writes. (WT-en) PerryPlanet 12:16, 18 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. Glad to have you! (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 01:46, 1 September 2008 (EDT)

He beefs up articles, gets janitorial, plays well with others, and most importantly has, in fact, drawn a map or two. Sertmann, please also let us know if you will accept.

  • Support -- (WT-en) Colin 20:48, 21 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. We're seriously short on admins, and the scut-work burden is increasing. -- (WT-en) Bill-on-the-Hill 21:17, 21 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. He's a great contributor, has been around for a long while, is doing fantastic work on Copenhagen, and would make good use of the buttons. I was getting around to nominating him too ;) --(WT-en) Peter Talk 21:30, 21 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Accept As I said in the Pub, I would like to chip in and share some of the seemingly increasing burden of spam attacks after the server move, and do my part to relieve the stress and avoid any further exodus. And while I do think I have a good grasp of the policies and tone of this place, there are most certainly a few black holes here and there, and I can't say I'm 100% familiar with the mediawiki software yet either. Also in the long run, I do want to mostly work with contributing to my two projects (which is the whole reason i joined up) and not ending up using almost 90% of my time on janitorial work, as it seems many admins do these days - a figure of 20% would make me feel more comfortable. If people still think I'd make a good admin - I accept. (WT-en) Sertmann 00:04, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
No worries, there really aren't any responsibilities that come along with administrative status—it's basically just a fact that we trust you with a few additional functions, like the ability to one-click revert changes and to delete and protect pages. You might want to check the Project:Administrator handbook for a comprehensive idea of what rules and functions apply to sysops. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 12:48, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. As Peter says, your work on the site doesn't need to change, you just get a couple extra functions. It's better that you don't change your editing habits significantly, good editors are hard to come by, the mop's an addition to your pen, not a replacement :) – (WT-en) cacahuate talk 17:34, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 19:17, 27 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 00:10, 28 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support - (WT-en) Texugo 00:14, 28 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support. He's a great person and he is good help and very kind and is doing awesome with Denmark. Keep smiling, (WT-en) Edmontonenthusiast 00:37, 28 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Support Seen a lot of good work from Sertmann so would have no objection to giving admin. (WT-en) Nrms 04:22, 11 November 2008 (EST)



I have been an active member of wikivoyage for two years. I've got a track record of thousands of edits [1] updating travel information on nearly every continent, and trying my best to bring order to articles closer to home. More recently I've been quite handy with the mop and bucket as well, and I'm happy to continue to help out for a while. --(WT-en) Inas 21:57, 3 November 2008 (EST)

  • Support -- (WT-en) Colin 00:27, 4 November 2008 (EST)
  • Support -- (WT-en) Texugo 00:37, 4 November 2008 (EST)
  • Support, you are a fantastic contributer INAS! Also, you did a fantastic thing fixing up the OOceanic hieracrhy. Keep smiling, (WT-en) ee talk 22:58, 14 November 2008 (EST).
I'd love to have Ian as an administrator, but there is one small thing troubling my mind. It's a basic wiki rule not to delete others' comments on talk pages unless they are abusive/vandalism. There are several deleted comments[2] at User talk:(WT-en) Inas—I'm not sure why they were removed—that I would like to see restored first. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 23:16, 14 November 2008 (EST)
Done --(WT-en) Inas 03:58, 15 November 2008 (EST)

This guy is so awesome, he's friendly, helpful, does a fine job with Western Canada, and has drawn some very great district overview maps. Not to mention, he's uploaded high quality images. All in all, a great member. Shaund, will you accept?

  • Support - you are an awesome person Shaund! Keep smiling, (WT-en) ee talk 23:14, 14 November 2008 (EST).
Thanks guys, I accept as long as you don't mind that I probably won't be very active on policy discussions. I'm happy to implement/enforce them, but I don't have a whole lot of free time so I'd rather do stuff (edits, patrolling, maps) than talk about it. Cheers (WT-en) Shaund 01:33, 20 November 2008 (EST)

You really look like a good contributor. He is bilingual and has done some nice travelling. He is friendly and has worked well. I don't think there's been any probs with him!

  • Object. AHeneen is a great contributor and we're really lucky to have him here. But he has only been very active since October, has less than 500 edits, does not regularly patrol, and has not participated in policy discussions. This nomination is very premature. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 13:33, 3 December 2008 (EST)
Yah, I have to agree that I don't deserve this. I am still getting used to all the policies. Maybe in the future, but not now. (WT-en) AHeneen 17:13, 3 December 2008 (EST)
EE, I thought you were laying low for a while and focusing on writing articles? Premature admin noms are embarrassing to deal with, and you risk offending great contributors – (WT-en) cacahuate talk 19:05, 3 December 2008 (EST)

Yeah, as stated above, this is very unfortunate. While I do not support yet, please please don't be offended by a premature nomination not going through - We value your work here, continue your great work, and let's discuss this thoroughly when you get some more experience, and the rest of us have some more work to judge from. --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) Talk 23:14, 3 December 2008 (EST)