User:Gerald Farinas/adminshiprequest

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Archive of the Adminship Nomination Process for Gerald Farinas

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Gerald Farinas is one of the most dynamic Wikipedians I've had the good fortune to meet. He is dedicated, friendly, bold, and hard-working, and has made invaluable contributions to hundreds of Hawaii-related subjects, almost single-handedly. I know the community can trust Jerry to be a good sysop.

[[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (talk)]] 02:46, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I've been nominated a couple months ago but withdrew my nomination feeling that I wasn't quite ready and needed more experience interacting with other Wikipedians. I'm honored for this nomination and will accept this time around. --Gerald Farinas 03:14, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)


  1. [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (talk)]] 02:46, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  2. This is my time to say, "He isn't an admin already?" Mike H 02:47, Sep 12, 2004 (UTC)
  3. Rhymeless 03:15, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  4. —No-One Jones (mail) 03:50, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  5. -- orthogonal 04:09, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC) Anyone willing to withdraw his own nomination to get more experience I think demonstrates that he's more concerned with Wikipedia than his own ego. So I strongly support. So I really ought not to have mistakenly listed this under "oppose", should I have?
  6. Merovingian[[Image:Atombomb.gif|]]Talk 06:21, Sep 12, 2004 (UTC)
  7. Lst27 15:47, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  8. Andre 16:45, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  9. Guanaco 21:57, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  10. ffirehorse 00:51, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  11. Young? Is he unusually young for a college student or something, blankfaze? The average college student probably falls near the middle of our age demographic. In any case, regardless of chronological age, Jerry has demonstrated plenty of maturity to qualify for adminship in my opinion. --Michael Snow 01:23, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  12. After seeing some of his incredible work on articles like Alan Keyes, how can I say no? -[[User:Frazzydee|Frazzydee|]] 01:43, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  13. 172 10:22, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  14. [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith (talk)]] 20:27, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC) Strong support. Within his first day or two on Wikipedia he contributed five articles. One was a short paragraph about Moanalua High School, and it got listed on VfD. Fortunately, he wasn't discouraged and shrugged it off, which tells me almost everything I need to know about him. Perhaps he shrugged it off because was too busy working on a very good article about Rogers Park, Chicago to worry about it. Since then, he has contributed mumble-hundred articles, and all the ones I've glanced at being just superb. Moanalua High School survived VfD by the way, and subsequently got polished into a little gem. Gerald Farinas knows how to write encyclopedia articles, and has a non-contentious personality.
  15. I'm not sure how I've failed to ever see Gerald's name before, given his large number of edits, but he seems like an excellent editor, and courteous and helpful in discussions. Definite support. —Stormie 01:42, Sep 14, 2004 (UTC)
  16. • Benc • 02:44, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  17. Tεxτurε 19:42, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC) - Can I change my vote to oppose due to my jealousy of your office view? Or should I support you and hope to leverage this into a job?
  18. Danny 14:53, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  19. Of course. +sj+ 21:20, 16 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  20. James Easton 04:50, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC) Support. He's got to be one of the most charming people on Wikipedia and has something most editors lack. When it comes to disputes or arguments with others, he has tact and is quite polite.
  21. Ambi 09:18, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)



  1. Unsure about his knowledge experience with the Wikipedia community. Is certainly polite with others, but I am not sure if he has a complete grasp of all of the policies in place here. Plus, what would he do as a sysop? -- Grunt   ҈  02:55, 2004 Sep 12 (UTC)
    • Grunt, when you ask "what would he do as a sysop", I'm not sure what you mean. Could you expand on that, please? -- orthogonal 18:06, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
      • I mean, essentially: How can the Wikipedia community benefit from making Gerald a sysop as opposed to his not being a sysop? -- Grunt   ҈  22:20, 2004 Sep 14 (UTC)
    • What do you do as a sysop? --Merovingian[[Image:Atombomb.gif|]]Talk 23:05, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
  2. If I'm not mistaken, isn't he a bit of a young chap? Seems to be a good contributor, but I would worry about inexperience, maturity, and the like, perhaps. Oops. Not that young after all. 8750 edits? Wow, impressive. But if Sir Grunt is reluctant to support, so then shall I be! blankfaze | (беседа!) 22:06, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    He's 21, if that matters. Mike H 01:24, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
    Ah, fie, I feel afool. I must be thinking of someone else, or... something. blankfaze | (беседа!) 01:38, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    Perhaps you're thinking of me; I'll be 16 in November. --Merovingian[[Image:Atombomb.gif|]]Talk 23:06, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
    Nay, Mero, you are young, but responsible. Though I know not what you were thinking when you decided to put an animated gif in your signature! blankfaze | (беседа!) 00:23, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    :D --Merovingian[[Image:Atombomb.gif|]]Talk 07:50, Sep 15, 2004 (UTC)
    Don't let my vote influence yours, please... -- Grunt   ҈  22:24, 2004 Sep 14 (UTC)
    I understand your concerns, Sir Grunt, but I trust your judgement in most any situation; and if you have reservations about supporting, then I, a user notoriously reluctant to support, shall too. blankfaze | (беседа!) 07:03, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)


~8750 edits since May 17. -- Grunt   ҈  02:55, 2004 Sep 12 (UTC)

That number may be slightly misleading—he has a pattern of rapid consecutive edits to the same article, which probably is an indication of care and meticulous proofreading—but he has created a truly impressive number of articles in any case. [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith (talk)]] 23:46, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
So does User:Lord Emsworth, and we all know how he turned out :-). ugen64 01:00, Sep 16, 2004 (UTC)

Questions for the candidate
A few generic questions to provide guidance for voters:

1. Have you read the page about administrators and the administrators' reading list?
A. Yes, several times since being first nominated for adminiship a couple of months ago. I withdrew my nomination then so I could get a better grasp of Wikipedia rules, policies and the overall culture that Wikipedians maintain.
2. Are you interested in, and do you think you'll have some time to perform, the chores that only sysops have access to do, to help keep Wikipedia up to date?
A. Yes, I work at a desk all day and when work is slow I usually end up on Wikipedia. I do have a considerable amount of time free to perform the necessary chores that come with the position.
3. If you become a sysop, which sysop chore or chores (WP:VFD, recent changes, watching for vandals and vandalism, responding to editor requests for assistance, any other) do you especially think you would be able to help with.
A. I would be free to do whatever is needed to be done in various areas as needed.
4. In your opinion, what article have you contributed the most succesfully and helpfully to?
A. I'm quite devoted to the Hawaii-based articles, especially the major historical articles: Republic of Hawaii and Territory of Hawaii. I also spent a lot of time categorizing the Hawaii-based articles — Category:Hawaii.
5. In your opinion, what has your best contribution to the running and maintenance of Wikipedia been? (i.e., have you reverted a bad stretch of vandalism, done extensive work categorizing articles, helped mediate a dispute?)
6. 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 will deal with it in the future?