One of the very best in the business. Always mature, always levelheaded, a hardworking and consistently excellent user who has proven himself as a real leader on this wiki. You all know EJ—I don't think there's much more that I need to say. EJ's work having basically taken ownership of the CAN has been fantastic, and he's shown himself as not only an excellent writer, reviewer, recent changes patroller, a calm presence, and all that stuff, but as someone who's truly trustworthy. I can't think of any other user on this wiki that I would trust more with adminship than EJ. I am 100% certain that he's up for the task, and I hope you agree. IFYLOFD(Enter the Floydome) 23:32, May 27, 2014 (UTC)
Floyd's pretty much said it all. EJ is exceptionally mature and level-headed, and I regularly seek his advice as a voice of reason. He's more than ready for these advanced responsibilities, and there is no question in my mind he will excel. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 23:39, May 27, 2014 (UTC)
I support this 100%. EJ is one of the people who is here literally every day, keeping an eye on things. When the Educorps needed a leader, he immediately stepped up and assumed control, and forged it into the review panel it is today. He is one of the hardest working people on the site, and he will make an excellent admin. !Crazylaugh Supreme Emperor (talk) 00:45, May 28, 2014 (UTC)
Agree with everything said by others, especially the Educorps comment. Hanzo Hasashi (talk) 00:55, May 28, 2014 (UTC)
Took me until just now to realize he wasn't already one. Definitely deserves it. JorrelFraajic 01:05, May 28, 2014 (UTC)
EJ has been a great asset to the site ever since he joined Wookieepedia, and he's shown that he's capable of being a level-headed and capable leader. I'm most impressed by his de facto leadership of the EC, and I'm convinced EJ will be a great addition to the admin team. 1358(Talk) 14:16, May 30, 2014 (UTC)
No doubt. I could sit here and get all mushy about how I have worked alongside EJ since I joined Wookieepedia, but I don't want to get my laptop wet. However, I will say that he has been an outstanding user here on the Wook. Level-headed, cooperative, competent. EJ is a great team player who knows how to get things done. It has been great working with you, EJ, and I look forward to seeing your name in green!—Cal Jedi(Personal Comm Channel) 22:33, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
I want to be an administrator, because it will allow me to do more to help the site.
In your opinion, what is the role of an administrator?
The role of an administrator is to oversee the site, mediate conflicts, and act as a role model to new users.
In your view, do administrators hold a technical or political position?
I would say that being an administrator has elements of both a technical and political position. An administrator has access to specialized tools and has related responsibilities on the site, but should also endeavor to be a good representative to the outside world.
How do you feel admins should use their power/stand in comparison with other users?
While administrators do have more power than other users, it is the responsibility of the administrators to use their powers properly and set a good example for the rest of the users.
Have you been in any conflicts over editing in the past or do you feel other users have caused you stress? How have you dealt with it and how will you deal with it in the future?
When I have run into conflicts with other users, I have found that the best way to handle it is to avoid saying anything when I am angry. It is better for me to wait until I cool off before responding. Getting into an argument or edit war with another user is much more likely if someone says something as soon as they think of it.
Of your articles or contributions to Wookieepedia, are there any with which you are particularly pleased, and why?
Deadeye Duncan is my first and most memorable article. It reminds me of how much I have learned and that newer users will not know everything at the start.
What sysop chores do you anticipate helping with?
I figure that I will take part in most if not all of the sysop chores. I will probably mostly take care or vandalism articles, vandals, and cleaning up after TCs. However, I will be there for anything that needs to be done.
How important is it for you to be involved in things such as CT, FA, GA, and other community-centered items that involve discussion and voting?
Taking part in consensus track and trash compactor discussions are an essential part of the community that I consider to be an important duty. Participating in article nominations and reviews is another important part of the site as it ensures that our articles are of higher quality.
Do you think admins performing actions (I.e. deletions, blocks, etc.) for reasons not covered on policy should be sanctioned/punished? If so, how?
Not everything is covered by policy, so there will be cases where deletions or blocks are appropriate where there is no policy in place. There will be cases where something improper is done, in which case I would discuss the issue with the administrator in question.
What is your policy, if any, of welcoming new users? Should you welcome a new user, do you look at his/her contributions beforehand? What about anonymous IPs?
I do my best to welcome users and anons who make a significant good faith edit. If a new user makes a mistake, I will welcome them and explain the issue.
How would you react if someone undeleted an article you'd mistakenly speedied? Under what circumstances would you consider it appropriate to undelete an article mistakenly speedied by another administrator, if any, and how would you approach this task?
I would be disappointed in myself frankly and pleased that someone was there to catch it. If another admin mistakenly speedied an article, I would leave a message explaining the mistake. If the admin was going to be away for an extended period, I would only undelete the article if it had "a clear canonical basis" per this policy.
How would you react if your user page was vandalized? Under what circumstances would you block the offender? Is there anything else that you would do in this situation?
I wouldn't consider vandalism on my user page any differently than any other user page. In the event a user page was being vandalized, I would first warn the user and give a block if the vandalism continued.
Under what circumstances would you consider blocking an established user?
In general, I do not think that established users and new users should be treated any differently when it comes to blocks. If someone continues to commit blockable offenses being warned, it should not matter if they are an established user or not.
If you could change any one thing about Wookieepedia, what would it be?
Frankly, the EduCorps system could still use a great deal of improving. It is getting better, but it is not there yet.
Would you look at a glass to be half-empty or half-full?
I doubt a glass would ever have liquid exactly up to the half-way point.
Do you feel the current blocking policy is too restrictive, not restrictive enough, or OK as it is?
I believe that the current blocking policy is fine as it currently stands.
Have you ever considered becoming a regular visitor to the Wookieepedia IRC chat?
I have been a regular visitor to IRC for some time now and can be found in the main channel most days.
How do you feel about people who already have some influence on other Star Wars communities (TheForce.Net, StarWars.com) trying to change policies here?
For someone to influence policy changes, I believe that they should be an established member of Wookieepedia.
How many clones do you think fought in the Clone Wars? (Note: You are wrong no matter what answer you give.)
Who is the most awesome Jedi of all time? (Note: The only correct answer is Kyle Katarn.)
Kyle Katarn is awesome, Jedi or not.
What's more important to you: consensus or policy?
I would say that policy is slightly more important as it is necessary that we follow our own rules. However, our policies do not, and cannot, cover every possible scenario, which reinforces the need for consensus to be obtained.
Have you had any previous leadership experience (in your community, on the web, etc.)?
I led several group projects during my senior year of college. On Wookieepedia, I've been working on improving the EduCorps since last fall.
What is your attitude towards users who have quit the site or have been banned, but still continue to attempt to influence the site in any way?
If a user returns after a lengthy absence of a year or more, I believe that it is best if they reacquaint themselves with the site's operations before they try to change policy. A week or two should be enough to get back to speed. On the other hand, banned users should not influence the site in any way, unless something extraordinary happens and they get a second chance. It has happened.
What is your wiki philosophy?
Anything that I do here should benefit Wookieepedia and help make it as comprehensive and accurate as possible. That is pretty much it.--Exiled Jedi(Greetings) 04:42, May 28, 2014 (UTC)