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Been about 10 months since I wanted to nominate you for adminship, have you thought about it lately? It would probably be a good time to run. And by the way, please accept a box of chocolate from me for Valentine's Day! --AmaryllisGardener talk 03:55, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

@AmaryllisGardener: First of, I will accept your box of chocolate, although I have ate soooo much chocolate this week! :D To be honest, I think of adminship every time someone brings it up, it makes me happy that someone has a positive view on me. Its not something I think of everyday. Anyways, my main goal in being a Wikipedia editor is to be a positive contributor to the site, helping out where ever I can. It would be honoured to assist out in backlogs and Wikipedia maintenance-related pages. So I'm thinking of running for adminship certainly. Just to add, that I don't think RfA is a so-called 'battleground', 'broken process' or a harsh environment, I just have no clue when it would be a good time to become a suitable candidate. On a side note, there are so much things lately, that has lowered my participation on this site, having exams last month, lots of stress, fatigue, hurting my arm in a ski incident two weeks ago, pain and having to do so much work everyday, so hopefully I could get back in helping out the community. Best and thanks, ///EuroCarGT 05:02, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Life does throw you quite a few curveballs. Well, you can let me and/or Strad when you feel ready! Regards, --AmaryllisGardener talk 13:12, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
@AmaryllisGardener: Alrighty! Thanks, ///EuroCarGT 16:54, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I also want to co-nominated you EuroCarGT, I want you know, that there are multiple user want you to become an Administrator.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 15:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
@Aldnonymous: I'm blushing! Should I be a candidate for an RfA? Best, ///EuroCarGT 19:24, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Sure, why not?--AldNonUcallin?☎ 05:31, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
@Aldnonymous, AmaryllisGardener: I've asked Mr. Strad for a review. In the mean time and if possible, could you review my contributions to see if I am good to go? Thanks, ///EuroCarGT 05:44, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
EuroCarGT, it sounds as though you are having a very busy time in the next few weeks, so if you do decide to run, be sure to pick out a week when you have a fair amount of spare time and let your nominators know when it will be. My advice (which of course you are free to ignore since you know your situation best) is to wait until after your exams, because it's easy to become wrapped up in the RfA process and neglect important (but less interesting) activities such as studying, and we all wish you success with your education.—Anne Delong (talk) 12:52, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Anne Delong: Thanks for the comments, however my exams concluded 3 weeks ago, I'm now just easing my arm after an injury. I also understand that education is always important! Best, ///EuroCarGT 15:35, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Support -- just practicing. --Gaff (talk) 17:30, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Sorry to keep you waiting! Your nomination at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/EuroCarGT is finally done. The next step is to fill in the three questions, and find co-nominators if you want to. Once that is done, then we can open the discussion. Let me know if you have any questions or comments about the nomination. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 07:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

:D --AmaryllisGardener talk 16:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: I have answered and accepted the nomination, are we good to go? Best, ///EuroCarGT 01:08, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Whoops, I forgot to answer this. Your answer is yes, and best of luck! — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:56, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
I concur. Good luck on your RfA. You seem to be headed the way of the mop. Epic Genius (talk) 15:47, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
In light of the support–oppose ratio on your RfA heading toward more opposes, I hope the recent opposes don't get you down and that you'll still become an admin. Epic Genius (talk) 22:34, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Thanks for your comments Face-smile.svg Had a long day, feeling tired, stressed and a bit down... ///EuroCarGT 01:58, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm surprised and quite frankly disappointed to see how this is turning out. However, there's still a chance, so I'll save my comments for the end. --Biblioworm 02:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Disappointment here as well. And frustration. The most recent opposes are absurd, such as for closing a GA review early, after the two main editors on the page asked you to do so. --Gaff (talk) 03:14, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

WP:Co-op: Presentation at Wikimania 2015[edit]

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Hey EuroCarGT. I've put in a submission for a presentation at Wikimania 2015 called Is Two the Magic Number?: The Co-op and New Editor Engagement through Mentorship. I'll be talking about the state of finding help spaces on and how our new mentorship space, The Co-op, factors into that picture. Reviewing will begin soon and I'll need your help to be able to present our work. Please review our proposal and give us feedback. If you would be interested in seeing this presentation, whether you are attending or not, please add your name to the signup at the bottom of the proposal (you do not need to attend Wikimania to express interest in presentations). I, JethroBT drop me a line on behalf of Wikipedia:Co-op.

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RFA questions[edit]

I don't suppose I could prod you into answering User:B's followup to question #5 (and, by extension, the same followup to #6)? —Cryptic 16:33, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

@Cryptic: Thanks, will do. ///EuroCarGT 21:02, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png I was born on August 19 also! :D Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 02:37, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png I don't know whether the stress you mentioned above is RL-related or RfA-related, but you're most welcome to e-mail me anytime if you want to. And just remember, it'll be over in less than three days. AmaryllisGardener talk 02:41, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

My stupid mistake[edit]

I've struck through the part of my "oppose" vote because the part about the archiving of your talk page was totally my stupid mistake in not seeing your archives. I don't know how I missed them, but I certainly apologize for that, and for saying that it hinted at your trying to hide something. Obviously that is not the case, your archiving appears to be completely transparent, and the inference I drew was based -- as I said -- on my error. Sorry about that - if you'd like me to make it clearer on the RfA than it is at the moment, please let me know and I'll be glad to do so. BMK (talk) 05:14, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I very nearly opposed much sooner and much more strongly because I was misled into thinking User talk:EuroCarGT/2013/June-August v2 was your most recent archive, and that its contents were representative of your current actions. It's still the most recent one linked from the top of your page - in two places. Maybe integrating those two archive pages into the second box lower down, or vice-versa, would keep other folks from getting similarly confused. —Cryptic 05:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
To Beyond My Ken:: It's alright, its fine at its current state. To Cryptic:: I tried putting them together more than a year ago, not sure cause that the 2 links were when I manually archived contents, and then switched to auto archiving using ClueBot, the configuration required using that archive box. ///EuroCarGT 06:07, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I think you could probably integrate them by renaming the manual archive files in the same format as the ClueBot files, i.e. Archive/YYYY/Month, then removing the manual archive part of the talk page header. BMK (talk) 06:24, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
@Beyond My Ken: Will try that later, need sleep. Thanks, ///EuroCarGT 06:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Come to think of it, I was confused about that when I first saw this talk page. I've fixed the archive pages and the archive templates, so it should all be working under the ClueBot system now. If you don't like any of it, feel free to revert and trout me. :) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Rather surprised to see resistance you are up against at RfA. Hope it is not getting you down. Cheers! Gaff (talk) 05:27, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

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Co-op: Mentor profiles and final pilot prep[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2015)[edit]

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There are many backup dancers accompanying the dances of the main dancer.

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Chin up[edit]

I haven't come to a decision on where to !vote at your RfA yet, but I feel sorry for any candidate who starts off well and then gets bogged down by pile-on opposes towards the end (I actually went through it myself a few years ago, and to a greater extent than has occurred at your RfA). Regardless of how your RfA is closed, I hope you stick around and continue to contribute to this wonderful website. Cheers! --Dylan620's public alt (I'm all ears) 21:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

I echo Dylan620's comments. There is no question you are a trusted user and will make a fine admin some day. --B (talk) 02:04, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Currently 9:06 pm EST, I'm refreshing my watchlist at a rate of 1,000,000 times a minute... --AmaryllisGardener talk 02:06, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Currently I'm doing the same thing as AmaryllisGardener is doing above. Epic Genius (talk) 03:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Last edit to RfA[edit]

Refactoring your initial answer to Q16 in this edit was not a wise move. Indeed, refactoring any answer at RfA after it has received criticism is not a good idea. Far better to use strikethrough to make corrections to avoid being accused of disingenuousness. Just some friendly advice for the future. Bellerophon talk to me 03:31, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Wishing you well[edit]

Hello EuroCarGT,

I guess that this must be a difficult time for you. But what you should take away from your RfA is that almost every editor commenting believes that you are a net positive to the project, and can be a useful administrator some day. That is what I truly believe. Please keep that basic fact in mind, and please keep contributing to this wonderful project. I look forward to seeing you at the Teahouse again soon. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:28, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Although I opposed your nomination, you're one of the good guys here. See Soap's recent edit. A better grasp of policy and a little more care in answering questions will go a long way. Good luck. Glrx (talk) 06:28, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

I'm sorry to inform you that I have closed your recent RfA as not demonstrating a consensus that you should be an administrator at this time. I hope you will not be too disheartened as it was a very close result, and participants were clearly swayed by your response to a question that I think you recognise could have been more carefully considered. Try not to lose sight of the many positive comments that were made - I hope you will stick around and consider running again. Many fine administrators had unsuccessful first RfAs. WJBscribe (talk) 10:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)