Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Coordinators/Election 3

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Overview[edit]

The project coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project, and serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers.

The Lead Coordinator bears overall responsibility for coordinating the project; the Coordinators aid the Lead Coordinator and focus on specific areas that require special attention.

Responsibilities[edit]

From Wikipedia:WikiProject Films/Coordinators:

The primary responsibility of the project coordinators is the maintenance and housekeeping work involved in keeping the project and its internal processes running smoothly; this includes a variety of tasks, such as keeping the announcement and open task lists updated, overseeing the assessment and review processes, managing the proposal and creation of task forces, and so forth. There is fairly little involved that couldn't theoretically be done by any other editor, of course—in only a few places have the coordinators been explicitly written into a process—but, since experience suggests that people tend to assume that someone else is doing whatever needs to be done, it has proven beneficial to formally delegate responsibility for this administrative work to a specified group.


The coordinators also have several additional roles. They serve as the project's designated points of contact, and are explicitly listed as people to whom questions can be directed in a variety of places around the project. They also try to regularly contribute to the reviews involving film-related articles, looking out in particular for reviews which require additional voices. In addition, they have highly informal roles in leading the drafting of project guidelines, overseeing the implementation of project decisions on issues like category schemes and template use, and helping to informally resolve disputes and keep discussions from becoming heated and unproductive. The coordinators are not, however, a body for formal dispute resolution; serious disputes should be addressed through the normal dispute resolution process.

Some more specific examples of day-to-day coordinator work can be found here.

Incumbents[edit]

Name Position Standing for re-election?
Bzuk (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes
Erik (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes
Girolamo Savonarola (talk · contribs) Lead Yes
Limetolime (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes
Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes

More information on the history of the coordinator positions can be found here.

Election process[edit]

  • The election will run for two weeks, starting at 00:01 (UTC) on September 15 and ending at 23:59 (UTC) on September 28.
  • Any member of the project may nominate themselves for a position by adding their statement in the "Candidates" section below by the start of the election. The following boilerplate can be used:
=== Name ===

{{user|Name}}
: Statement goes here...

==== Comments and questions for Name ====

* What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?

* What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?


==== Votes in support of Name ====

#
  • The election will be conducted using simple approval voting. Any member of the project may support as many of the candidates as they wish. The candidate with the highest number of endorsements will become the Lead Coordinator (provided he or she is willing to assume the post); the next six candidates will become Coordinators. The number of Coordinators may be increased if there is a tie or near-tie for the last position.
  • Both project members and interested outside parties are encouraged to ask questions of the nominees or make general comments.

Candidates[edit]

Bzuk[edit]

Bzuk (talk · contribs)

I am a returning coordinator and although my time is divided between other projects, I can contribute in providing assistance to editors who require "a second set of eyes" or need help in developing articles. My background is in the literary and film world which may be of use to the project. An active involvement in the forums is another aspect of the work of the film project coordinator and where my contributions can be of value, I will continue to add to the discourse of a topic. Recent changes that are occurring in the structures underlying the main Wikipedia effort are also of interest and when I can help incorporate these developments such as new date protocols, that can also be another area of support that will be provided to the group. The rest of my portfolio is available on the 'net as well as can be discerned from the comments below.

Comments and questions for Bzuk[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?

One of the areas of involvement is in providing reviews and commentary on "works-in-progress" in that my main area of expertise is in fact-checking and delving into the "black magic" of reference sourcing. This aspect of editing may seem a tedious task nonetheless, but newcomers and emergent writers may find difficulty in creating a "flow" of ideas and concepts. In that regard, my efforts have not been entirely centred (note Canadianisms may pop up in my language...) on film but have migrated to a number of interests that I have, including aviation, automobiles, biographies of famous persons, public affairs and a host of other topics that sometimes "tweak" my attention. Where I first began editing in the WikiProject Films community is in creating a series of articles that related film and aviation subjects. One of the first was:

  1. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines which began essentially as a stub article and through the efforts of many editors, has been transformed into a comprehensive study of the film. My contributions revolved around providing in-depth research in the form of finding the reference sources, both print and non-print that would make the article more interesting. Eventually, the writing involved a complete re-write and the expansion of the article to approximately three times its original size. I still occasionally go back to the article as it still appears on my "watch list". Recently, I have been asked by a museum to comment on some of the aspects of this article as one of the staff tracked me down as he needed some details about the engine used in one of the classic turn-of-the-century "aeroplanes" and coincidentally, I had a DVD copy of the film which was loaned to the museum as well as some supporting notes including a three-view illustration of the aircraft and its engine. It certainly did impress upon me the power and influence that Wikipedia does have in the "outside world".

Other film articles in which I have contributed or played a major role in writing/editing would encompass a fairly large list (now with entries ranging in the 20,000+ category), but the following sample provides a look at some of the areas of interest in which I have recently worked:

  1. Anna May Wong
  2. The Aviator
  3. Destry Rides Again
  4. It's a Wonderful Life
  5. James Stewart (actor)
  6. Jean Arthur
  7. Meet John Doe
  8. One of our aircraft is missing
  9. Twelve O'Clock High
  10. William Wellman


  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?

While I would not categorize this aspect of my work as a "skill" but I do bring a love of films and film personalities to the project. As a child I was transfixed by the films of Frank Capra, a passion that remains to this day. I admit to a predaliction for classic films but I remain an avid moviegoer and take in all the current offerings as well. The skills I bring to the WikiProject Film Coordinator role stem from my past background as a librarian (33 years in the "stacks"), my recent veering off into another aspect of the literary world as an author and editor, and an "association" with the film industry where I have served in various roles on over a dozen films, ranging from: extra (my first film where I seriously "mugged" in the background but have a 30-second appearance), gaffer (two films), "best boy" (one film out in the miserable cold of a winter's day), screenwriter (three films), consultant (six films, mainly resulting from my being the author of the adapted book or story) and director (I fell into the job on two documentary projects when one of the directors was unavailable at the last moment).

Seriously, my real benefit to the role is in having a three-year experience with Wikipedia morays, "learning the ropes" and acting as a peer with others in working up film articles. As many can appreciate, the structures and forms that are part of the architecture of the project are forever evolving and being able to deal with change is an essential aspect of working collaboratively. Over these three years, I have interacted with hundreds of editors and although there are occasional forays into unfathomable behaviours (remember, I do write in Canajun), for the most part, my dealing with other editors has been a rewarding experience and I now can count on friends in nearly every continent (not sure about Antarctica, but I do know a pilot who regularly flies into that vast territory...) and have found that working in a cooperative and collaborative atmosphere, entirely stimulating and refreshing.

Votes in support of Bzuk[edit]

  1. Support. Solid body of work and some great articles. (It's a Wonderful Life and Jimmy Stewart are stellar articles!) Wildhartlivie (talk) 10:48, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support The Bald One White cat 14:33, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support A knowledgeable editor, I enjoyed working with Bzuk for the last few months. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 09:18, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support - per above. sephiroth bcr (converse) 22:03, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support - a fine editor, smart and knowledgeable. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 03:24, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Ecoleetage[edit]

Ecoleetage (talk · contribs)

Since becoming active on Wikipedia in April, I have created the content for 145 157 159 162 entries – 59 63 64 66 of those entries were film-related, either focusing on the actual production or offering a biography of a film artist. In addition to expanding the depth and scope of Wikipedia’s film content, I would like to provide editorial assistance in coordinating the ebb and flow of the WikiProject’s daily operations. Ecoleetage (talk) 12:11, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Ecoleetage[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
Since May, I have achieved 23 25 26 27 DYKs for film-related articles (out of a total of 53 56 60 62 DYKs). I have created articles relating to films that may have otherwise fallen through the proverbial cracks: underground features, lost films, productions from the global cinema, and some biographical work – most recently John Berry (film director), which also won a DYK honour. I’ve also worked to expand existing articles that were previously on the smallish side: To Be Alive!, Hello Pop!, Sandakan No. 8, Boom in the Moon, The Immortal Story and Seance on a Wet Afternoon (all DYK honourees) are among my best work to date. I am also happy that I worked to save I, Claudius (film) from deletion when it was curiously put up for AfD consideration [1].
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
The ability to cover areas of the film experience that were previously not addressed, the ability to write clearly and concisely, a history of contentious-free article editing, and (from what people tell me) a better-than-average knowledge of film history.

Votes in support of Ecoleetage[edit]

  1. Support : -- Tinu Cherian - 06:32, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support--Theoneintraining (talk) 09:17, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support--Bzuk Welcome aboard. Bzuk (talk) 12:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC).
  4. Support - Welcome aboard! Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 19:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support--Lugnuts (talk) 19:50, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  6. Support Should do well with furthering the quality of articles within our project. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 09:18, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  7. Support. Steve TC 21:59, 27 September 2008 (UTC)\
  8. Support - superb work on articles. I look forward to working with you. sephiroth bcr (converse) 22:03, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Erik[edit]

Erik (talk · contribs)

Hello, everyone! I am looking to return to the coordinator position. I've been an active editor under WP:FILM, having written numerous Good Articles and keeping a fair number of upcoming films' articles up to date. I'm usually involved in discussions at WT:FILM, and I try to help editors in improving their target articles. I would like to disclose, though, that I will be busy with graduate school this year, so I am not completely certain of my continued involvement. From what I can see so far, there are many other excellent candidates, so if you feel that a continued presence is important and that there may be other editors more qualified to serve as coordinators, do not hesitate to refrain from supporting me. :) I will continue what I can to film articles on Wikipedia, regardless. I've also answered questions below, but please add any further questions that you would like me to answer! —Erik (talkcontrib) - 01:31, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Erik[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
  • I am most proud of bringing Fight Club up to Good Article status, and I still have work to do. I am also proud of my active involvement at WT:FILM, although graduate school has taken hold at present. I still hope that I can contribute to discussions when I have time. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 01:31, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
  • I bring a "clean slate" to the table. I have never been blocked, and I always minimize conflicts with other editors. I consider myself polite in discussions, and I try my very best to find a solution to which all parties could agree. As I've edited film articles on Wikipedia for a good while now, I have a pretty strong understanding of what works and what doesn't. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 01:31, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Votes in support of Erik[edit]

  1. Support - Erik's great, exceptionally fair, and an excellent editor. -Classicfilms (talk) 23:06, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support. Good interactions with other users all around. Cirt (talk) 07:27, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support. An example to all on the best way to edit and conduct oneself. SilkTork *YES! 07:36, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support": -- Tinu Cherian - 07:45, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support--Bzuk Without question, a serious student of films. Bzuk (talk) 12:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC).
  6. Support: Certainly. María (habla conmigo) 12:18, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  7. Support: Erik's an awesome editor and his work on the Fight Club article makes me jealous that I didn't do it first. He's always been extremely helpful in giving support and guidance on articles I've been working on. J.D. (talk) 13:16, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  8. Support Go Erik go! Gary King (talk) 15:12, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  9. Support Erik is a tireless editor of film articles and an excellent communicator. --Melty girl 16:07, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  10. Support What? —Wildroot (talk) 16:36, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  11. Support - One of the best. Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 19:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  12. Support - An absolutely great editor.Tkma (talk) 16:55, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
  13. Support - I won't gush over Fight Club this time around, but it still rocks. Wildhartlivie (talk) 10:52, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  14. Support Great to work with, and is an asset to the project. Erik participates well in the discussions and will help the project to continue to improve. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 09:18, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  15. Support Although I haven't worked with him personally, I am familar with his work. Truly an asset to this project. S. Luke (talk) 00:40, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  16. Support. Steve TC 21:59, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  17. Support - per above. sephiroth bcr (converse) 22:03, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  18. Support - Erik and I hardly ever seem to agree, but I think he's a very good editor, and I've enjoyed (!) our discussions together. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 03:25, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Girolamo Savonarola[edit]

Girolamo Savonarola (talk · contribs)

Hello again! I've been this project's lead coordinator for the last year now, and I'm very proud of how we've been progressing and organizing. I'd like to continue to help in developing the project, including a goal of perhaps starting a re-assessment drive of some sort this next term, as well as maybe some group-level open tasks instituted at regular intervals. I've developed some service awards for this purpose, as well. Additionally, I'd like to continue to see our Review department develop, and perhaps also create project awards to dedicated reviewers in gratitude for their work (which I believe is perhaps the most important thing that this project does collectively). Another initiative I'd like to follow up - after much discussion and development - is a formal contest tied into the Core department, to encourage more work on these articles.
Finally, I'd like to do a considerable amount of project development work tied into the film articles that are not about individual films - particularly the topics covered by our Awards, Festivals, and Filmmaking task forces. Our guidelines cover these poorly - if at all - and with the exception of lists, there's often no clear direction for editors of how to proceed. Expanding our advice, guidelines, and tools to cover topics as diverse as our scope is a long overdue service we owe those contributors.
I assume that many of you are already familiar with me as a two-term incumbent, and so I am happy to also answer any other questions pertaining to my wiki-work and hope to continue to serve at the project's pleasure. Thank you, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 07:01, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Girolamo Savonarola[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
  • I don't really have a specific answer: I'm proud to have played a role in helping to more openly highlight what has been going on within the project, mainly through the creation of new tools and templates. I'm just trying to make the project architecture as seamless and easy for our editors as possible, so that they can optimize their time spent within the project. I am also glad to have helped bring our contact and visibility with other WikiProjects up - mainly through task forces - albeit not without some occasional inter-project difficulties. Luckily, we've gained excellent and expert editors through many of these partnerships, who have gone on to become integral members of our project. And of course, I have had the good fortune to have had both of my FACs (Panavision and 35 mm film) succeed. With any luck, I hope to have another coming down the pike in a few months' time. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 07:01, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?

Votes in support of Girolamo Savonarola[edit]

  1. Support - He has an ubiquitous even-keeled presence across the project; A sort of "Big Brother is Watching" but without the malevolence. CactusWriter | needles 21:07, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support : -- Tinu Cherian - 06:32, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support. Active, patient with users and devoted to the project. Cirt (talk) 07:28, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support. Has been doing a good job. Why change? SilkTork *YES! 07:36, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support--Bzuk A very conscientious and dedicated "leader". Bzuk (talk) 12:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC).
  6. Support: As long as he does not use the comfy chair! María (habla conmigo) 12:24, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  7. Support: I agree with above comments. Judging from the items on my watchlist, he is a tireless worker policing and offering support on Wikipedia. J.D. (talk) 14:54, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  8. Support - Girolamo is totally on the ball. --Melty girl 16:08, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  9. Support -- Just the way he goes about working tirelessly for WikiProject Films will make him an able coordinator. Mspraveen (talk) 16:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  10. Support - Extremely dedicated. Deserves to be re-elected! Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 19:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  11. Support because I consider Girolamo to be a key figure in reshaping this WikiProject for the better, and I would like to see this continue. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 01:04, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  12. Support Based on experience and dedication. The Bald One White cat 14:34, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  13. Support I am new. Still I support for his experience and dedication.--Jayanta Nath (talk) 10:45, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  14. Support Agree with all of the above.--Theoneintraining (talk) 03:44, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  15. Support I have enjoyed working with Girolamo Savonarola for the last two terms, and he has made extensive strides in multiple areas of our project through the development of new departments, task forces, and member interaction. I believe this project will continue to benefit with his guidance. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 09:18, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  16. Support. Steve TC 21:59, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  17. Support - definitely. sephiroth bcr (converse) 22:03, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Limetolime[edit]

Limetolime (talk · contribs) Hello everyone! It's me, Limetolime. I've been an assistant coordinator for the past six months and I hope you'll re-elect me! It has been great reading and contributing to WP:FILM discussions, and helping other people with their peoblems. I have been away for longer than I had hoped, but school was such a big problem it kept me away. Anyway, I love writing/contributing to articles, and I hope you guys will keep me on the team. Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 21:38, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Limetolime[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?

Creating articles and bringing them up to GA and FA class. My most prized one is Superman (film series). I have also worked with Jurassic Park (franchise) (GA), and The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (GA). I will try and improve more articles in the future.

  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?

I have plenty of knowledge within the Wikipedia community, especially within Wikiproject Films. Many users have asked me for help and support whenever they needed it, and I delivered. I'm great for people who need little help, a LOT of help, or are just simply confused and don't where to begin. I also contribute thoughtful suggestions and comments whenever needed.

  • How do you plan to work within the project coordination structure? I ask because you seem to have been AWOL for virtually all of the past six-month term, aside from your strenuous campaigning to get elected and the unilateral attempt to change A-class without conferring with any of your fellow coordinators who comprise what is supposed to be a consultative and deliberative body. Your work on your articles is very commendable, and we certainly need excellent editors more than anything - but those skills do not necessarily have parity with the organizational and developmental ones required of coordinators. In short, my fear is that you are more interested in holding the "power" or "prestige" of the position - when in actuality, what a coordinator holds is responsibility to the community. That all being said, I haven't entirely lost faith yet, so what I'd like to hear is how you plan to rectify your lack of involvement should you be given another six-month term? With respect, but concern as well, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 20:49, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I must admit, I have been away longer than I thought. But, I did specify I was on a wikibreak, although it took a lot longer than I thought. I have tried my hardest to stay up to date on the coordinator discussions, but a demanding summer schedule and school starting kept me at bay. I promise, to be a better coordinator this time.
In regards to your thoughts about me olny wanting to keep the position, please do not make any assumptions about me before I get a chance to respond. And no, that is not the reason. I want this position again because I know that I can do good. In regards to the A-class project, you were the only one that answered to my question that you asked me to put up (thanks though). I was never given the chance to show my page idea to anyone but you guys, so I think that this is a trifle bit unfair. Anyway, I want to apologize for not being around for the past few months, and if I do not meet up to standards by the next election, I'll resign. Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 22:57, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Votes in support of Limetolime[edit]

  1. Support--Bzuk
  2. Support FYI, don't mean to be a dick, but I worked a lot on that Superman (film series) article. Go Limetolime! Just so you know. —Wildroot (talk) 16:37, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Support. Awaiting answer to GS's question above. Sorry, I must strike my support permanently (although I don't oppose). I'm a little concerned about commitment, clarity of objectives and ability to work with the other coordinators. Maybe I'm overreacting, but there's plenty of wonderful things you can do for the project without being in a coordinator position. I don't feel I can support at this time. --Melty girl 23:18, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Nehrams2020[edit]

Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs) Hey, I've been a part of WP:FILMS for more than two years and have previously served as coordinator twice. I enjoy working in multiple areas of the project including the Assessment, Spotlight, and Outreach departments, along with writing the monthly newsletter and welcoming new members. This may be my last time I am able to serve, and I'd enjoy assisting the other coordinators in further expanding our project's scope and quality of articles. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 22:03, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Nehrams2020[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?

I am most proud of my eight film GAs (one of which is at FAC), helping to assess all of the ~45,000 articles in our project, and making sure the newsletter is sent out each month.

  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?

As an administrator I am able to reclaim deleted material if necessary, edit protected pages, and block editors who have vandalized and been sufficiently warned. I know and visit many of the departments and areas of the project, and have edited thousands of film articles in hopes of improving their quality. Since serving as coordinator for two terms now, I know the process, join in on the discussions, and work on assisting with more of our reviews of articles.

Votes in support of Nehrams2020[edit]

  1. Support. Warm/welcoming and great with outreach, appreciate the steadfast work with the newsletter. Cirt (talk) 07:29, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support Steady and experienced editor; great with article content and improvement. CactusWriter | needles 09:08, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support--Bzuk I have enjoyed working with him. Bzuk (talk) 12:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC).
  4. Support -- Beginning with a my first GA review of a film article, my association with him reconnected with his comments in my first A-class review of another film article. All throughout, a pleasure to work with so far. I'm sure with his keen dedication to the WikiProject, he'll do good for the next term as well. Mspraveen (talk) 16:37, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support. Melty girl 17:41, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  6. Support - Love to have you on the team! Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 19:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  7. Support Nehrams2020 as an editor who is a fine contributor to discussions, has a good grasp on article writing, uses administrative tools to help others. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 01:04, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  8. Support as Cirt above. The Bald One White cat 14:31, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  9. Support. Steve TC 21:59, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  10. Support - per above. sephiroth bcr (converse) 22:03, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Sephiroth BCR[edit]

Sephiroth BCR (talk · contribs) Hello, I joined WP:FILM a couple months ago and hope to be a coordinator specifically for the coordination of featured lists and topics. A more detailed reasoning can be seen below. sephiroth bcr (converse) 20:13, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Sephiroth BCR[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
The specific lists in question may be found at User:Sephiroth BCR/Accomplishments, but I have successfully made nine film featured lists, and currently have two lists at WP:FILMR going through A-class review. Aside from these lists, I have successfully made three film DYK articles.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
I am very knowledgeable about the featured list process (I rank second among all Wikipedians in terms of featured lists produced) and as a coordinator, I hope to work on identifying potential featured lists to work on, organizing drives for the production of featured lists, and creating examples for others to use in making featured lists of their own. I also hope to coordinate the production of featured topics for WP:FILM, another field in which I have a good deal of experience (I've made three featured topics). To aid in the production of featured topics, I would create something similar to the topic workshop I wrote for WP:ANIME, and start a corresponding one for the WikiProject Film that is a bit more film-centric. Aside from my knowledge of these areas, I am an administrator, and as such, I am able to perform all of the normal administrator tasks (block, protect, etc.).

Votes in support of Sephiroth BCR[edit]

  1. Support. Polite, good interactions with other users. Also featured lists/topics could use some help with regard to film topics. Having the tools can't hurt either. Cirt (talk) 07:30, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support--Bzuk Welcome aboard, I look forward to working with you.
  3. Support - Welcome! Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 19:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support. Knows how the project should be run properly. The featured lists are a massive plus. —Mizu onna sango15Hello! 19:59, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support An excellent editor, Sephiroth BCR would be great in improving the number of featured lists in our project by educating others and pushing our project in the right direction. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 09:18, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  6. Support His work speaks for itself. S. Luke (talk) 00:40, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  7. Support. Steve TC 21:59, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Steve[edit]

Steve (talk · contribs)

Hello. I'm unused to blowing my own trumpet, so I apologise in advance if this statement veers too far into either false humility or blatant self-aggrandisement. I'm sure you'll let me know. I've been a contributor to Wikipedia for around 14 months now, and a member of WikiProject Films for almost as long. I edit other articles, but my primary focus is upon articles that deal with forthcoming releases and recently released films. This was wholly unintentional on my part; it must just be the influence of this bad crowd I've fallen in with… :p I think my contributions to the Future Films Department have helped improve the net overall quality of the film articles on Wikipedia by rooting out those that fail the notability guideline, and I have an excellent hit rate with my contributions to film-related AfDs (though I wouldn't consider myself a "deletionist" by any stretch). Since the beginning, I've been a solid contributor at WT:FILM and its associated pages, assisting with any queries and discussions I've felt able to. I think I've developed a reputation for having a mature, thoughtful outlook in debates, with good ideas that others are happy to consider, though I'm never too proud to discard my own proposals for those that are better. WikProject Films is one of the most collaborative communities on this site, with a surfeit of experienced and attentive editors; it's to its credit that the articles in its purview are often amongst the most genuinely encyclopedic and least crufty on Wikipedia. If chosen to serve the community in the more !official capacity of co-ordinator, I'd simply carry on as before, committed to helping improve the overall encyclopedic standard, with an added emphasis upon contributing to more film-related featured article candidacy discussions and in continuing to help out with the issues raised at WT:FILM. Steve TC 10:27, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Steve[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • If we're talking mainspace, then the article I'm currently nurturing (State of Play (film)) probably represents the work I'm most proud of, in terms of quality of prose and depth of coverage. It will, I hope, be my first featured article when complete, though the more-imminent release of Changeling may divert my attention back to that film's article (pending a thorough copy-edit and restructure). Smaller contributions I'm satisfied with include a recently-developed knack for putting together comprehensive "Critical reception" sections (e.g. Hancock). I'm also pleased with the successful blocking of attempts to introduce serious POV violations into several articles. Examples range from my helping to wrestle the "Controversies" section into shape at The Golden Compass (film) (despite mounting pressure from certain opponents to the film as its release approached), to simple discussions over whether to categorise a film as a box office bomb. More recently, I'm glad I had the opportunity to help reformulate the critical reception guideline, and my tentative steps towards reviewing featured article candidates are yielding worthwhile results. Steve TC 10:27, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • At the risk of repeating myself: a mature head, an excellent knowledge of Wikipedia policies and guidelines, and the ability to engage in debate without antagonising either side. I believe I also have the trust of other members of the project that my opinions are worth soliciting and will never be self-serving. Steve TC 10:27, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Votes in support of Steve[edit]

  1. Support--Bzuk Very knowledgeable and can be a real asset to the project. Bzuk (talk) 12:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC).
  2. Support. Melty girl 16:09, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support - Knows what he's doing! Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 19:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support Steve, with whom I have worked many times especially on future film articles. I find him to be amazingly cool-headed through the most volatile discussions. He always weighs in with solid points, and he is willing to change his approach in the light of others' valid points. His presence as a coordinator will be greatly welcomed. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 01:04, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support Steve is very knowledgeable in article improvement and has done well in the many discussions he's been a part of. I believe as a coordinator, he can continue to improve the project further by bringing a considerable opinion to discussions. Plus, how can you go wrong with liking Lost, Heroes, and Generation Kill? --Nehrams2020 (talk) 09:18, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  6. Support - yep. sephiroth bcr (converse) 22:03, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Results[edit]

Bzuk, Ecoleetage, Erik, Girolamo Savonarola, Nehrams2020, Sephiroth BCR, and Steve will fill the seven coordinator slots based on the above tally of votes. While Erik received the most votes, he declined taking on the position of lead coordinator, so Girolamo Savonarola, with the second most votes, continues in this position.

General comments[edit]

Please make any general comments not related to one of the candidates on the talk page.


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. We have seven slots and seven candidates - I propose that Girolamo Savonarola is lead and the other six are made up as coordinators, and a message sent out to the project members. There's no point in going through the motions just for the sake of going through the motions. SilkTork *YES! 17:41, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

I will second that motion. There's seven of you who want the seven openings -- then, you've got them. Not a whole lot of suspense there. Only, I would propose that the seven new coordinators hold their own discussion to decide who will be the lead. And other than that, well.. Congratulations. Now back to work. CactusWriter | needles 18:37, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
I second that second. Cirt (talk) 05:16, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
As an FYI to all of you, it has apparently been decided to allow self-noms throughout the voting period. sephiroth bcr (converse) 05:20, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
As a candidate, I'll recuse myself from commenting upon whether I agree with the idea to do away with the vote proper. However, if you (the other members of the project) decide this is the way you want to do it, the vote should still be left open for the full duration, in case anyone does want to add their name to the list in the meantime. Be aware that the difficulty this throws up is if someone adds their name close to the end of the extended nomination period; with no votes for anyone, members of the project will be required to get their votes posted in a very short period before the election closes. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to go ahead and list your votes anyway. All the best, Steve TC 07:39, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Good point, Steve. And after listing my second, I realized that approving any change in the normal election procedure to avoid a vote by the membership -- would really require a vote by the membership. Kind of defeating the purpose. CactusWriter | needles 08:42, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Another consideration: The lead coordinator is the one who receives the most "support" votes. Going through the motions will reflect who will take that particular position. (Though it's not really a position of authority.) —Erik (talkcontrib) - 12:25, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Okay no worries we can carry on with the normal process. Cirt (talk) 21:09, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
An alternative plan would pass the lead coordinator job to a neutral 8th party, someone like ... ME! I'd promise to be an equal opportunity candidate, and be equally annoying to all comers, great or small. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 03:22, 28 September 2008 (UTC)