User:BD2412/Archive - RfA (first 50)
This archive relates to discussions relating to Requests for Administration and Requests for Comment.
Some questions for you to ponder
Some questions for you to ponder while you're away for the next week or so... have you ever considered being nominated for admin? And would you like to be nominated for admin? If the answers are both "yes" (or even if the answer to just the second one is "yes"), I'd be only too happy to put your name forward once you return (or before, if you prefer). Let me know on my user page. Grutness...wha? 02:39, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
My RFA: Thanks
Thank you for your support on my RFA. Now that I have been promoted, I promise to be as hardworking and fair with the admin tools as I have been with the other areas here on Wikipedia. See you around and happy editing. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 00:33, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your support
Thank you for voting on my RFA. Have some pie! I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer number of supporters (including several people that usually disagree with my opinion). I shall do my best with the proverbial mop. Yours, Radiant_>|< 08:02, Jun 8, 2005 (UTC)
lots of edits, not an admin
Hi - I made a list of users who've been around long enough to have made lots of edits but aren't admins. If you're at all interested in becoming an admin, can you please add an '*' immediately before your name in this list? I've suggested folks nominating someone might want to puruse this list. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 22:59, Jun 11, 2005 (UTC)
Hi BD2412, I know this is a bit overdue, but I wanted to thank you for supporting my RFA. Thanks to you and everyone else who gave me support votes, I am now an admin. The powers that I have been given have been utilized towards helping Wikipedia, and I want to thank you for giving me that opportunity. Linuxbeak | Talk | Desk 23:55, Jun 15, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your support
Thank you for your support for my adminship. I'm honored that you took the time from your studying to participate. Best of luck on your exam. Cheers, -Willmcw 06:20, Jun 25, 2005 (UTC)
thanks for supporting me
Hello, just a quick note to express my gratitude for your support of my RfA. I'm sure I'll become a familiar face on places like the Administrator's Noticeboard and Requests for Adminship, as well as the murkier parts of my new job. "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." (Luke 12:48, NIV) Never was a truer word spoken. I feel empowered, yes, but not in the "oooh cool delete button!" way I was kind of expecting. Already I feel the weight of the responsibility I have now been entrusted with, a weight that will no doubt reduce given time. Thank you for believing in me. :) GarrettTalk 10:34, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
Hi - welcome back to the land of the wiki! Hope the exams went well. I'd like to repeat the offer to nominate you for adminship if you're still interested, either now or in a while once you've settled back down to normal again after the exams. Grutness...wha? 05:20, 30 July 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for your vote of support on my recent RfA. I was quite surprised by the amount of support I received, and wish to extend my thanks to you for taking the time to support my nomination for adminship. -- Longhair | Talk 12:20, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
thanks for your vote of confidence on my RFA. Who's that banging on the bongoes?--Jondel 09:06, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
So how did you like the bar exam? I'm sure you found it easy. The NY bar wasn't that bad, i mean i got a 155 on the MBE in Florida so I'm not that worried about it. Anyway, some admins are harrassing me over some shenanigans I admit were kind of silly concerning my nomination for administratorship. However, now they filed an RfC against me here. I was wondering if you could help me out? I know we have edited a lot of legal articles together and it would be a shame if they succeeded in driving me away over some childish incident I already admitted. Thanks and all the best.Rainbowwarrior1977 04:59, 8 August 2005 (UTC)
I saw your comments at the Rainbowwarrior1977 RfC; I'm confused though. His law related edits were in the middle of his disruption spree, and his most recent disruption was this morning. Did you mean to suggest that he's reformed since then, or am I totally missing something here? -- Essjay · Talk 15:37, August 8, 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, not this morning; when you spend hour after hour here, it begins to blend together. I was thinking of this, this, and this, all yesterday, as well as the RfA incident which occurred on Saturday. I can respect if we simply have differing opinions; I think an editor who has more disruptive edits than positive ones, and who admits to being the sockpuppet of a permablocked user, is a clear-cut liability, regardless of his few-and-far between good edits (which, by the way, anyone with a copy of Blacks Law Dictionary could have made). -- Essjay · Talk 16:00, August 8, 2005 (UTC)
Honestly, I'm glad to see you sticking to your guns. My interest is in seeing the community grow, and it's refreshing to see someone retaining optimism. I truly hope, if adopted, that your solution works. Unfortunately, I can't say I believe it will.
Hello how are you on this, another beautiful cloudy South Florida summer afternoon? As you know, I am relatively new to wikipedia, so if you don't mind I'd like to ask you a few things. First of all, do a lot of attorneys get involved in the formulation of wikipedia procedure? It seems like a lot of this stuff is quite legalistic actually. I'm doing a bit of research on wikipedia policy and there are simply pages upon pages about committees, arbritration, precedent, procedure, motions, etc. etc....
Next, if this Essjay wants to refer the RfC to arbritration, won't that take a long time? And don't you think referring to arbritration after only 2 days of RfC might not be looked at too kindly by the committee. I mean, most RfCs go unanswered it seems, and not only did I answer mine several times, but they choose to ignore everything and simply move to the ArbCom. I think these folks might enjoy all this debating as much (or more so) than they think I do. Take care,Rainbowwarrior1977 19:05, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your support
Thank you for voting to support my RFA. I've been promoted, and I promise to wield the mop with good faith, patience, and fairness... except when I'm exterminating vandals with the M-16 recoilless nuclear Gatling mop. --malathion talk 07:50, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
Func's RfA :)
I was starting to wonder when Func would get a nom... Hehe, I had starting wondering about that myself. ;-)
Thank you very much for your support. :)
Please never hesitate to let me know if you have concerns with any administrative action I may make.
Thanks for you support on my recent RFA. Please let me know if I can help with any administrative responsibilities, or if you have any problems with the way I use the admin tools. Cheers. --BaronLarf 00:36, August 11, 2005 (UTC)
Not an admin?
Hiya. Just wanted to thank you for supporting my recent RfA. Cheers! --Ngb 19:37, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
Hi Whats up
In case you were wondering the real truth behind all the B.S., you can check my user page now at User:Rainbowwarrior1977. And less than a month before you find out your scores too!Rainbowwarrior1977 06:37, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the support
Thank you for supporting my request for adminship. I was granted my superpowers earlier today. :) *shoots sparks across room* Coffee 14:56, 25 August 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your support
Hi, just a quick note to thank you for your support on my RfA. I was pleased to see so much support, especially from people such as you who I do not know very well, if at all. Now that I am an administrator I will do my best to please the community’s expectations. Best regards, Sam Hocevar 17:01, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
Hey BD2412, thanks for your vote on my recent RFA, your support was appreciated :) -- Joolz 11:55, 9 September 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the support on my RfA. I was very pleasantly surprised to see so much support throughout the week. I've learnt no small part of my V/AfD-ing and interaction from you and a small number of other editors, so your support is particularly good to see. You really should be an admin yourself, you know, though I know you've decided not be for the time being. Anyway, please do keep an eye on me and my logs, especially while I'm learning the ropes with the new buttons. Thanks again! -Splash 00:05, 10 September 2005 (UTC)
I'd certainly appreciate a nomination; thanks for thinking of me. Unfortunately the timing is sort of bad. If you look at my recent contributions you'll notice I have been much less active than usual these last few weeks. See, I recently moved and do not have internet access in my new place yet. I'm not entirely sure when I'll be getting it, as there are a bunch of factors I won't go into. Now, since I wouldn't be surprised if my nomination proves not to be the smoothest on record, I'd prefer it to happen at a time when I can monitor the proceedings to respond to questions, comments, accusations and the like. If you want to get back to me in a week or so I might be prepared to go ahead then, or have some better idea of when I will be. If the situation changes before then I'll let you know and you can go ahead and put my name forward. Thanks again. -R. fiend 17:55, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
Well, my RfA has not quite completed yet, but either way, I'd like to thank you for your vote and your support, regardless of the outcome. -- BMIComp (talk, HOWS MY DRIVING) 18:26, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
Hey, BDA! Thank you for your support on my RfA.
Hi, sorry but I had to delete your signature from the bottom of the Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/R. fiend page, as it was out of the place of any discussion. I wish you happiness and prosperity, tho. Cheers! -- BD2412 talk 21:29, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for your vote.
I thank you for your support for my RfA, We shall surely interact more. I am certain that our association shall grow. --Bhadani 10:54, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
Thanks again for your nomination and support; it went about as I expected (honestly I had a few other names in my mind I expected to see in the oppose column; they probably didn't notice my nomination). Now I hope you'll let me return the favor and nominate you, though I may have to get in line. I know you've turned down several requests in the past (I was going to ask you a while back, but noticed you had turned down a similar request earlier that same day). I can't imagine what you're waiting for; you're obviously qualified, you have tons of experience, and I bet you'd be in the running for record-setting support votes (I believe 112 is the current record). In fact, I have half a mind to co-opt you under some sort of conscription plan. I hope it will not come to that, however. If you're worried that the rigorous vetting process will turn up your DWI in the '70's, your previous cocaine use, or the fact that you never showed up for your service in the National Guard, you really needn't worry. I understand people have attained similarly high positions in the world with problems along those very same lines. Well, let me know. And if you're going to say "not yet" you gotta give me some pretty good reason. Well, I'm off to use my new powers to delete every single article from wikipedia (they tried to warn you, but you wouldn't listen! bwaa-ha-ha-ha-ha!). -R. fiend 17:09, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
I came here for another reason, but while I'm here, let me add my $.02; I concur completely with Postdlf. Becoming an admin doesn't mean you have to do anything at all. Take a Wikivacation if you want! It's just another arrow in your quiver of helping maintain the place; think of it as an electric attachment for your broom.
PS: I don't usually check other User_talk: pages (so that I don't have to monitor a whole long list of User_Talk: pages - one for each person with whom I am having a "conversation"), so please leave any messages for me on my talk page (above); if you leave a message for me here I probably will not see it. I know not everyone uses this style (they would rather keep all the text of a thread in one place), but I simply can't monitor all the User_talk: pages I leave messages on. Thanks!
Your comment about the voting thing made me realise that RFA has run into the same problem as V/AfD - too many professional voters, and these voters are imposing counterproductive rules. Adminship is an editing too, not an administrative tool, in essence. Someone who edits that much has need for editing tools. He has clearly proven he is not a vandal. But I feel like for a lot of people adminship is much more than it is supposed to be. It's all in the name, I suppose. Anyway, a month past my first anniversary at this site and I am talking like an old-timer "back in my day..." I remember when I first discovered adminship it seemed like a big deal, it seemed really cool - back in the days when 1000 edits seemed such a distant goal. Guettarda 14:28, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
I was wondering what happened to your RfA proposal - it looks like it already got archived! I wanted to apologize for being so terse in my comment there. Anyway, take care! Ryan Norton T | @ | C 21:14, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your vote on my RFA, it is now the 8th most supported RFA ever, and it couldnt have happened without your vote. I look forward to serving wikipedia. Again, thanks. →Journalist >>talk<< 00:06, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
==Who's RfA== Thank you for supporting my masters RfA. He appreciates your support and comments and looks forward to better serving Wikipedia the best he can. Of course I will be doing all of the real work. He would have responded to you directly, but he is currently out of town, and wanted to thank you asap. Thanks again. --Who's mop?¿? 21:01, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
Unfortunately the nomination I made yesterday did not go as I had hoped. But there are numerous other contributor's out there who are long overdue from the benefits that administrative permissions can provide. Please join me in my nomination for User:23skidoo's adminship at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/23skidoo. Best regards, Hall Monitor 21:09, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
Lots of edits...
I don't think that I was ever on the Wikipedia:List of non-admins with high edit counts. Part of the problem may be that in the list of Wikipedians by number of edits, I am only listed under "All namespaces" (3067 edits) and not under "Main namespace edits".
Although it would be very nice to have the rollback tool, the pages on my watch list get surprisingly little vandalism and spam. Even then it is almost never part of a large vandalism or spam run, so they are easy to clean up.
On the other hand, I have no interest right now in getting more involved in the tedious backstage maintenance work on the Wikipedia (other than trying to turn the California and Southern California WikiProjects into self-sustaining projects). I have not, and will never do RC patrol. I definitely will not wade into the middle of edit wars or article disputes. I don't want to get involved in speedy deletion work, and certainly don't want to deal with the dysfunctional AFD arena. In my opinion, if you accept a nomination for adminship, you are also volunteering to do your share of the shit work on the Wikipedia as well (although as far as I can tell, out of close to 600 admins most of the work is done less than 50 of them).
So I will keep doing my occasional vandal rollbacks by hand, I'll welcome some of the new editors that show up on my watchlist, and I will very occasionally deal with problem editors (User:Ronald20 is my current project).
Thank you for the offer, but for now I'd rather not get more involved in the Wikipedia bureaucracy. (Please note that do admire and appreciate those who are are willing to do the Wikipedia scullery work.) BlankVerse ∅ 04:00, 1 October 2005 (UTC) [PS: My personal opinion is that you should just offer to nominate someone and not add a deadline for a response.]
Hi BD2412, thank you for your support on my RfA!
Thanks for your support
Thank you very much for your support on my nomination for adminship. Now that I have been made an admin, I will do my best to live up to the truest you and the community have placed in me. If you ever see my doing something you think is incorrect or questionable, or does not live up to the standards that should be expected of an admin, please let me know. DES (talk) 15:27, 6 October 2005 (UTC)
Youre not an admin?
I was looking through Wikipedia:List of administrators, and I cant seem to find your name there. Frankly, Im appalled. Is there a mistake? Is there a specific reason for this? Is it by choice? Whats up, mmm??? If there is no mistake, please let me nominate you.→Journalist >>talk<< 03:19, 8 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks...I thought I was losing my mind! He did accept via my talk page; I was on my way to let him know the nomination was up. I'd like to do the same for User:Gene Poole. - Lucky 6.9 05:35, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
Ah, gotcha. Tregoweth and I were sort of "instant messaging" each other, so he should be answering soon. Thanks for letting me know so that I can nominate "Gene." - Lucky 6.9 05:40, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your support on my RfA!
Thanks for your support of my adminship!! I was surprised at the turnout and support I got! If you ever have any issues with any of my actions, please notify me on my talk page! Thanks again! Ryan Norton T | @ | C 04:17, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
Thank you so much for adding your support to my adminship nomination. I promise not to let you down.21:44, 14 October 2005 (UTC)