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===Nominations===
 
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#*I generally don't comment on user votes, but as I've seen this argument from one or two users on other BC noms in the past, I figure I'll just give my two cents. :) I've never found being detached to be an essential quality in a bureaucrat, though obviously just like adminship, people can have different criteria for how they judge where to vote. Bureaucrats on Wookieepedia have no more say in discussions than any other administrator or user, their votes count the same. They have no more say in disputes either and any user or administrator can help mediate a dispute. Nor do they get to determine consensus as they do on Wikipedia where they can judge the overall validity of arguments, since we only determine consensus by number of votes. In situations where any admin is involved in a dispute that is serious enough, the mediator should generally be a third party who is uninvolved, which is really the only time you are truly detached from an issue. If you're always detached, most often that's a sign of not caring enough or not being aware enough of what's going on at any given time. Tope is someone who really cares about Wookieepedia, and I think that's certainly a quality to look for in a BC, not a detriment. I think of bureaucrats as needing to be leaders among both users and other admins, and be reliable. Our current BC team have all been around for a long time, and even during periods of relatively low editing activity due to external commitments (at least speaking for myself) check the site daily. This reliability in addition to leadership above and beyond in various areas of the site are the essential qualities of a BC in my opinion. Once again, this is just my two cents. :) Cheers, <span style="font-family:Lucida Console; font-weight:bold;">[[User:Grunny|<span style="color:#000;">grunny</span>]]&#64;[[User talk:Grunny|<span style="color:#000;">wookieepedia</span>]]:&#126;$</span> 15:39, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
 
#*I generally don't comment on user votes, but as I've seen this argument from one or two users on other BC noms in the past, I figure I'll just give my two cents. :) I've never found being detached to be an essential quality in a bureaucrat, though obviously just like adminship, people can have different criteria for how they judge where to vote. Bureaucrats on Wookieepedia have no more say in discussions than any other administrator or user, their votes count the same. They have no more say in disputes either and any user or administrator can help mediate a dispute. Nor do they get to determine consensus as they do on Wikipedia where they can judge the overall validity of arguments, since we only determine consensus by number of votes. In situations where any admin is involved in a dispute that is serious enough, the mediator should generally be a third party who is uninvolved, which is really the only time you are truly detached from an issue. If you're always detached, most often that's a sign of not caring enough or not being aware enough of what's going on at any given time. Tope is someone who really cares about Wookieepedia, and I think that's certainly a quality to look for in a BC, not a detriment. I think of bureaucrats as needing to be leaders among both users and other admins, and be reliable. Our current BC team have all been around for a long time, and even during periods of relatively low editing activity due to external commitments (at least speaking for myself) check the site daily. This reliability in addition to leadership above and beyond in various areas of the site are the essential qualities of a BC in my opinion. Once again, this is just my two cents. :) Cheers, <span style="font-family:Lucida Console; font-weight:bold;">[[User:Grunny|<span style="color:#000;">grunny</span>]]&#64;[[User talk:Grunny|<span style="color:#000;">wookieepedia</span>]]:&#126;$</span> 15:39, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
 
#I just don't see the point. We've already got four bureaucrats, and more than enough active admins. I don't see any reason for this. &mdash; '''[[User:DigiFluid|DigiFluid]]'''<sup>([[User_talk:DigiFluid|Whine here]])</sup> 19:55, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
 
#I just don't see the point. We've already got four bureaucrats, and more than enough active admins. I don't see any reason for this. &mdash; '''[[User:DigiFluid|DigiFluid]]'''<sup>([[User_talk:DigiFluid|Whine here]])</sup> 19:55, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
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This page is for requests for user rights.

Voting will last two weeks from the date of nomination, ending at 0:00 UTC of the fourteenth day, at which time, if the vote is affirmative, the nominee will be granted the requested user rights.

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  1. They have an account under a screenname.
  2. They have actively contributed for at least six months to the wiki.
  3. They have demonstrated a need for the ability through extensive anti-vandalism work.
  4. Registered users' votes must have a 2/3rds supermajority for the request to be accepted.
  5. Administrators' votes must have a 2/3rds supermajority for the request to be accepted. (Separated from user votes)
  6. At least ten eligible Wookieepedians must contribute a vote.

Questions

  1. Why should you be granted rollback rights?

Nominations

Requests for adminship

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There are some basic things to consider when nominating a fellow Wookieepedian for adminship.

  1. They have an account under a screenname.
  2. They have actively contributed for at least six months to the wiki.
  3. They either are of adult age (18 years or older) or have one and a half years' worth of solid contribution to the site.
  4. They have demonstrated they are willing to take on additional responsibilities to make the community better.
  5. They have had at least some major article contributions.
  6. They have dealings with other users on a regular basis in a fair, restrained, and constructive manner.
  7. They have demonstrated an understanding of the community's methods of operation.
  8. Registered users' votes must have a 2/3rds supermajority for adminship to be accepted.
  9. Administrators' votes must have a 2/3rds supermajority for adminship to be accepted. (Separated from user votes)
  10. At least ten eligible Wookieepedians must contribute a vote, three of which must be administrators.
  11. Additionally, the nominee may be asked a series of questions by users. While it is not required to answer them, it is strongly encouraged since it may affect how others decide and vote on the RFA.

Questions

Here are some general adminship questions. They are 100% optional, so feel free to answer all, some, or none of them.

 
  1. Why do you want to become an administrator?
  2. In your opinion, what is the role of an administrator?
  3. In your view, do administrators hold a technical or political position?
  4. How do you feel admins should use their power/stand in comparison with other users?
  5. 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?
  6. Of your articles or contributions to Wookieepedia, are there any with which you are particularly pleased, and why?
  7. What sysop chores do you anticipate helping with?
  8. 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?
  9. Do you think admins performing actions (I.e. deletions, blocks, etc.) for reasons not covered on policy should be sanctioned/punished? If so, how?
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. Under what circumstances would you consider blocking an established user?
  14. If you could change any one thing about Wookieepedia, what would it be?
  15. Would you look at a glass to be half-empty or half-full?
  16. Do you feel the current blocking policy is too restrictive, not restrictive enough, or OK as it is?
  17. Have you ever considered becoming a regular visitor to the Wookieepedia IRC chat?
  18. 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?
  19. How many clones do you think fought in the Clone Wars? (Note: You are wrong no matter what answer you give.)
  20. Who is the most awesome Jedi of all time? (Note: The only correct answer is Kyle Katarn.)
  21. What's more important to you: consensus or policy?
  22. Have you had any previous leadership experience (in your community, on the web, etc.)?
  23. 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?
  24. What is your wiki philosophy?

Nominations

Requests for bureaucratship

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Requirements

There are some basic things to consider when nominating an admin for bureaucratship.

  1. They are an administrator.
  2. They have actively contributed for at least a year to the wiki.
  3. They have actively taken on additional responsibilities to make the encyclopedia better.
  4. They have dealings with other users on a regular basis in a fair, restrained, and constructive manner.
  5. They have a deep understanding of the community's methods of operation.
  6. Registered users' votes must have a 3/4ths supermajority for bureaucratship to be accepted (Only users who have been registered for over a month—from the day the nomination is put forth—are counted).
  7. Administrators' votes must have a 3/4ths supermajority for bureaucratship to be accepted.
  8. At least ten eligible Wookieepedians must contribute a vote, five of which must be administrators.
  9. Additionally, the nominee may be asked a series of questions by users. While it is not required to answer them, it is strongly encouraged since it may affect how others decide and vote on the RFB.

Questions

 
  1. Why do you think we need another bureaucrat?
  2. How do you see the difference between an admin and a bureaucrat?
  3. What will you use your new status for if your nomination succeeds?
  4. How many admins do you think we need?
  5. How many bureaucrats do you think we need?
  6. What should happen to admins and bureaucrats who disappear for awhile without warning, leaving many questions, projects, and that sort of thing hanging?

Nominations

Toprawa and Ralltiir (8 admins + 15 users/3 users/0)

Two week deadline from first request, voting ends 11 January 2013.

Support
  1. This is something I've thought should happen for a long time now. Toprawa has been an editor on the site since August 2007 and administrator since August 2008. In that time he has been an integral member of the article review panels, the Inquisitorius and AgriCorps, and has been a leader in those groups. As part of these panels, and by example through his own status articles, Toprawa has been one of the leaders in improving the article quality on Wookieepedia. While being a bureaucrat is mostly the addition of one or two extra buttons, I think we generally see bureaucrats as leaders on the site. Toprawa has proven to be the most prolific of Wookieepedia's leadership when it comes to guiding newer editors (and some experienced ones). He has guided and encouraged many editors to improve themselves who have later gone on to join the AgriCorps and Inquisitorius, as well as become administrators (myself included). This is evidenced by having received seven(!) Master and Apprentice awards (more than anyone else) in addition to the many other leadership awards and tokens of gratitude he has received for his work. He is regularly one of the go to people for users who need advice or help, has organised and ran the last few Mofferences (to critical acclaim ;)), and is one of our most consistent and active administrators. Once again I think this is a case of Toprawa being bureaucrat in everything but name already, so let's make it official! :) grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 23:22, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  2. 100% support from me!--Exiled Jedi Oldrepublic crest (Greetings) 23:29, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  3. <-Omicron(Leave a message at the BEEP!) 23:31, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  4. Definitely deserves it. 501st dogma(talk) 23:35, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  5. Where to start? Leader, editor, reviewer, friend, hard-worker. Those are a few of the many positive things I can say about Tope. I happen to be one of those admins Grunny mentioned that Tope trained. When I joined Wookieepedia, I was a noob that pretty much no one wanted anything to do with. However, Tope trained me on how to edit Wookieepedia, and eventually how to be an admin. Tope is probably the greatest current leader on the site. I don't know of anyone who has put more effort into Wookieepedia. He has worked tirelessly over problems; from helping someone with their article nomination objections, to settling site-wide debates that could have easily escalated into a split had Tope not intervened. He is not only a hard worker on Wookieepedia, but he is a good friend. He is willing and ready to provide assistance and help to new users, as well as established user, when needed. While he provides good leadership with the administrative part of Wookieepedia, he is not afraid to get down and do the gritty work that most people don't want to face. Tope gaining bureaucrat position isn't just him being able to say "I made it." Giving Tope BC will be a way for Wookieepedia to thank him for so much hard work he put in. It will also be a way to tell him to do more work, now that he has more buttons.... :P Tope deserves this. This pretty much sums Tope up.—Cal JediInfinite Empire (Personal Comm Channel) 23:39, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  6. Han shoots first (talk) 23:53, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  7. Look, no one is perfect. Heck, you should see the brain shutdown I had the other day. So I am not asking you to dwell on any flaws Toprawa might have but to focus on his many qualities. Toprawa has consistently demonstrated his passion and commitment to the site through his adminship and member of the review panels. Allowing him to become a BC will be a tremendous boon to the site. Let's make this happen. Corellian PremierJedi symbolThe Force will be with you always 23:53, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  8. Tope is one that I feel deserves to be bureaucrat. After seeing all the hard work he has done for the wook, and all the help and assistance he has given to users that needed it, including me. He is a great leader and will do right by the wook. DarthRevan1173 RevanTOR001 (Long live Lord Revan) 23:56, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
  9. From personal experience, I can say that Toprawa will be a very capable and resourceful bureaucrat, he certainly deserves it. I've seen him solve a dozen different situations, if there's a problem then he's always there watchful and willing to help solve it. If you're new and you're doing something wrong, Toprawa jumps on to help you and "guide you into the light", if necessary. Winterz (talk) 00:00, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  10. I thought we had already made him a bureaucrat. Guess we should fix that. -- SFH (talk) 00:05, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  11. Not a lot more to be said. Kudos. Cade Calrayn StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit 00:18, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  12. Make that eight Master and Apprentice awards. —MJ— Council Chambers 01:09, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  13. CUE THE WEATHERSCAN! IFYLOFD (Floyd's crib) 03:11, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  14. What they said. Tope is more than qualified for the job. Grand Moff Tranner Imperial Department of Military Research (Comlink) 03:38, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  15. Basically every current administrator or BC here are leaders because they have earned the right to be an admin or a higher up. Tope is a part of that category obviously, although he does strike me differently since I have known him for a few good years now. He is practically the only admin that I actively talk to here, thanks to the many IRC channels, and on a personal level I like the dude. (He also reintroduced me to the great, the legend game: Star Wars: Rebellion) Besides earning much deserved Wookiee leadership awards from many users, Tope also received a hand-full of Master-Apprentice awards from users. Those two alone could see how great Tope is and how much he likes to help others on the Wook. Sadly, since I did not go to him a lot when I was a noob, I did not give him the latter award. However, I might need to rethink that since he continuously helps me when I have a question, and even gives out interesting advice whenever he sees a comment on an IRC channel. And not to mention, I do see him as a mentor and respectful leader here. Here's to you Tope, Awarpot, Lord Darth Burger, Jedi Dreadlocks, Ahsoka_in_a_cage, ect. You definitely earned this man. As for commenting about our friend Ralltiir, maybe some other time. Btw, here's your nomination image. :P JangFett (Talk) 04:21, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  16. A really nice guy, and extremely deserving of becoming a bureaucrat. Tope will do well, indeed.—Jedi Kasra ("Indeed.") 05:35, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  17. Makes perfect sense, per Grunny. (: – Tm_T@Wookieepedia:~$ 09:46, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  18. Per Jedi Kasra. Nahdar Vebb (talk) 17:46, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  19. Definately deserves this. You have my support. ####Unsigned comment by Supreme Emperor (talk • contribs).
  20. I talk to Tope far more than I talk to any other Wookieepedian. We have become pretty close friends over the past semester, and I can tell you that no one cares about this site more. I don't even care to count how many times our conversations turn from fun and jokes to serious Wook business in a matter of seconds. They say that a true sign of knowing something is being able to teach it, and no one can teach new editors quite like Tope. I remember when I first started my music noms way back when. Almost every night Tope would stay up with me on IRC and we would knock those babies out one little objection at a time, and all these noms later, he's still the first person I go to for help. The number of awards on his userpage is proof I am not the only one who feels this way, and the huge support here only backs it up further. But there are more qualities that qualify Tope. He is beyond negotiable. Often times we'll be chatting off-site, and he'll bring up his frustrations with another user (we all need someone to vent to :)), but he is sure that every time something comes up, his frustrations are held at bay and the situation is handled with class, tact, and professionalism. Another trait Tope has is humility. When he first told me about this nomination, he said he would be a nervous wreck until it was decided. I was quick to inform him that the support would be huge, but he refused to assume anything, which goes to show he realizes his faults. And though I could go on for much, much longer, I'll end with this last characteristic. Tope is determined to improve. I remember the days he would get upset and blow up on me, cursing and accusing and such. Those days are long gone. He is one of the most level-headed, civil, professional users on this site now, and things would surely be much less stable without his involvement. So, in closing, I'll say this. Tope, you are a model Wookieepedian, and every new user would be wise to model themselves after your example. You are not only a great user, but you are a great friend. Heck, every day we don't talk is honestly rather long and dull. XD I can't imagine anyone more qualified. May God bless you in all your endeavors, and may your days on Wookieepedia continue for as long as I'm here, because I don't want to see the site without your help. :) MasterFredCommerce Guild(Whatever) 19:23, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  21. <Insert motivational speech espousing all of Tope's virtues here> - Cavalier OneFarStar(Squadron channel) 19:37, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  22. Tope has come a long way from being that guy with a weird name who showed up out of nowhere a few years ago. He's more diplomatic than I am now, and I know for a fact that he can handle the dirty work of being a bureaucrat. It's true that bureaucrats don't have any more authority than anyone else, but people still look to them as if they do, and giving Tope that little extra gravitas will only make him even more of an asset to the team. And some of the arguments against just seem silly to me. He gets involved in arguments. Well damn, we better get rid of all the admins and bureaucrats who are human. Nuku-Nuku, you're in charge now. We have enough bureaucrats. That's like the Empire saying "oh, we have enough Star Destroyers," or Disney saying "oh, we have enough money." "Enough" is just a silly word. Let's just give Tope these nice new buttons already. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 20:25, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  23. Really, everything I could have said has been said. Tope cares about the Wook, and he spends a lot of time here. He's a good leader and certainly someone who can be counted on. More than anything, he is dedicated to the site, and he can help improve it. Chack Jadson (Talk) 19:23, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. I think Tope is a good administrator. I don't think he would make a good bureaucrat, however. The most essential quality for a bureaucrat to possess is the ability to be detached from any conflicts that arise on the site, and by his own admission, Tope often gets emotionally involved in conflicts. I've seen that involvement escalate to bullying and even personal attacks more than a few times in the past. Not to take anything away from his adminship abilities, but being a bureacrat is more than just the next step up from adminship. Menkooroo (talk) 13:39, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
    • I generally don't comment on user votes, but as I've seen this argument from one or two users on other BC noms in the past, I figure I'll just give my two cents. :) I've never found being detached to be an essential quality in a bureaucrat, though obviously just like adminship, people can have different criteria for how they judge where to vote. Bureaucrats on Wookieepedia have no more say in discussions than any other administrator or user, their votes count the same. They have no more say in disputes either and any user or administrator can help mediate a dispute. Nor do they get to determine consensus as they do on Wikipedia where they can judge the overall validity of arguments, since we only determine consensus by number of votes. In situations where any admin is involved in a dispute that is serious enough, the mediator should generally be a third party who is uninvolved, which is really the only time you are truly detached from an issue. If you're always detached, most often that's a sign of not caring enough or not being aware enough of what's going on at any given time. Tope is someone who really cares about Wookieepedia, and I think that's certainly a quality to look for in a BC, not a detriment. I think of bureaucrats as needing to be leaders among both users and other admins, and be reliable. Our current BC team have all been around for a long time, and even during periods of relatively low editing activity due to external commitments (at least speaking for myself) check the site daily. This reliability in addition to leadership above and beyond in various areas of the site are the essential qualities of a BC in my opinion. Once again, this is just my two cents. :) Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 15:39, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  2. I just don't see the point. We've already got four bureaucrats, and more than enough active admins. I don't see any reason for this. — DigiFluid(Whine here) 19:55, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
  3. StarNeptuneTalk to me! 19:32, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
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