User talk:TheGeneralUser

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Hey[edit]

Hey! I closed your RfA now that you withdrew. Don't take it too seriously, though. Just focus on the objective comments left there, improve, and run again in 9 months or so. I will be happy to nominate you there. However, and again, don't take it too seriously. An RfA should not diminish the joy you feel at editing Wikipedia. That some people opposed your candidacy as administrator doesn't mean they don't value what you do here and how of an asset you are to the project. That's what really matters :) → Call me Hahc21 02:38, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

I know, I'm taking a little break right now and will return to active editing slowly. Although I'm quite disappointed by the outcome, I'll instead work on the concerns mentioned and improve myself in the areas where I need to. Thanks for your moral support! -TheGeneralUser (talk) 10:49, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You will be an administrator someday, and when you are, you will be, as I said in the RfA, a net positive. Keep your head up. Go Phightins! 02:57, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the moral support! I hope that day comes soon. -TheGeneralUser (talk) 10:52, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Taking a different path[edit]

TGU, over the years I've watched RfA there have been a large number of threads like the one you posted on WT:RfA. They're generally the mark of an upset editor who feels spurned by the community. However, they're also regarded as "immature whining" in the future. Could I suggest that you self revert it? I'll happily talk through all the points and your RfA, give you some ideas for the future. Always happy for a little RfA debate WormTT(talk) 08:47, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Regrettably, WTT is right. Although your points are valid, the best thing to do is swallow and go on, and try again in six to twelve months, and in the meantime work on bringing up some of the statistics up to par with non-trivial edits. I would be glad to work with you on an article during that timeframe. But I think it would be better for you to remove those comments, though I realize they are from the heart.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:56, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for removing the thread. As I said, I'm happy to chat about RfA - but what would you like to focus on? What went wrong in your RfA? What you can do to become an admin in the future? What's wrong with RfA in general? I can help with any :) WormTT(talk) 09:09, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
    I actually just wanted to give my 2 cents on the matter I thought would be helpful, but I've removed the thread, so no big deal. WTT, I would be happy if you could talk through the points and the RfA, so that I can improve myself further. And Wehwalt, yes it sure will be great for me when I start working with you on a few articles. I'm taking a little break right now and will return to full active editing slowly. There is not really anything wrong with the RfA process in general, but it not not fair to people who actually want to help out in their area of expertise where one has the know-how and interest to work in just because they don't have a particular interest or experience of working in a different area. It is unfair to demand this and that from any particular candidate who is otherwise trustworthy and competent and will use the tools wisely since there are no official standards. I already mentioned in my RfA what are my strong and weak points, but my many strong and positive points seem to have been ignored and probably the small weak points were given more importance. I'll always work towards correcting and fixing my weak points, even if I hadn't gone for an RfA since learning is a lifelong process and a no person can ever become perfect either before or after an RfA. I just wanted to help out in the areas and ways which I was already enjoy doing, and I don't think that was wrong. That's all I can say right now. -TheGeneralUser (talk) 09:37, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  • TGU, I also wanted to chime in with the "cheer up and keep plodding" here. My own first RFA was a humbling experience, and rightly so. Even my successful RFA was humbling. I don't believe I !voted in yours, but I'd be happy to make some comments, if you want me to. One recommendation: some anon-editor has posted about your failed RFA on Jimbo's talkpage - that's merely going to rehash things in a different forum, and could cause additional hard feeligns - you might want to nip that in the bud pretty quickly ES&L 11:52, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
    I'm currently writing an email to TGU on the topic, thinking it best to keep things off wiki - however, that's a very unfortunately place for the IP editor to put a comment, as it will almost certainly cause a lot of hurtful discussion. Hopefully he'll read this and consider removing it. WormTT(talk) 12:00, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for the note, I just got to know about the IP editor posting on Jimbo's talk page and I can see that the thread has been closed by another editor. It obviously wasn't me and I have no idea who could that be. Anyways as I said above, I'm taking some rest and will slowly return to active editing which will take time. I'll read on the points mentioned by everyone and will try to work on them. Thanks for the kind support everyone. -TheGeneralUser (talk) 14:16, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Meh. It seems to have been a case of WP:NOTYET as much as anything. No biggie, just keep doing good stuff. I think the main problem was not the number of relatively weak opposes, but the small number of supports. If you want to be an admin, then do a bit more work around deletion debates, AFC, BLP patrolling and the like. Or just keep doing what you do and don't worry about badge collecting - being an admin ruins your enjoyment of writing articles anyway! Guy (Help!) 15:46, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Some bubble tea for you![edit]

Bubble Tea.png To assuage you for the result at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/TheGeneralUser. Be well and please come back when you are ready! Bearian (talk) 20:54, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Bearian! Don't worry, I'll run again someday. -TheGeneralUser (talk) 11:00, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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peace custodian
Thank you, proud generally useful custodian gnome, for greeting new users and patrolling new pages, for reporting doubtful usernames and appreciating content creation, ready to learn, and for promoting peace, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:35, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot Gerda :) You've defined me in one of the best possible ways! Take care. -TheGeneralUser (talk) 11:02, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry your RFA didn't work out[edit]

I just wanted to stop by and say I'm sorry your RFA didn't work out. Try not to take it too personally, everyone knows the RFA process is a horribly broken system. I stopped editing myself because of the editing environment and moved to Wikia. If you find yourself wanting to edit but still don't want to edit Wikipedia, try editing over there at Wikia. There are a lot of good projects that might interest you and the editing environment is far more cordial than it is here. 172.56.3.189 (talk) 11:15, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello IP and thanks for your moral support. I don't know if the RfA process is a broken system or not, but it does it's job most of the time and is a fine process. I'm sorry to see that you've stopped editing because of problems you may have encountered here. Participating and contributing to Wikipedia is a personal interest, and I edit here because I enjoy it. I'm sure Wikia might have some interesting projects, and has many people who take part in it. But to be honest, it's a different website and whether or not I take part in it is quite irrelevant here. Hope you understand. Regards. -TheGeneralUser (talk) 11:19, 9 April 2014 (UTC)