User:BD2412/Archive - RfA (fourth 50)

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Moot list[edit]

BD2412, Taxman commented in my RFA; I am cc'g you as a courtesy on my off-line response.

Taxman and BD2412, some names of possible admins (I have not further investigated) include AlanBarrett, Hike395, and ElfGuy. --Ancheta Wis 20:57, 27 December 2005 (UTC)


Well, if you weren't, you should have been. Congratulations! Jayjg (talk) 04:04, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thank you for supporting my successful RfA! Your trust means a great deal to me, and I promise to try my hardest to serve the community. —David Levy (formerly Lifeisunfair) 06:36, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

RfA thanks from Deathphoenix[edit]

Hi BD2412,

I just wanted to thank you for supporting me in my RfA. To tell you the truth, I was surprised by all the support I've gotten. I never saw myself as more than an occasional Wiki-hobbyist, but now there are two phoenixes as admins.

My wife sends her curses, as Wikipedia will likely suck up more of my time. She jokingly (I think) said she was tempted to log on to Wikipedia just to vote Oppose and let everyone know that she didn't want her husband to be an admin.

A support vote from a Wikipedia vet such as yourself meant a great deal to me. I'll make sure your trust in me is founded. Now, a priest, a rabbi, and a lawyer walk into a bar... --Deathphoenix 14:45, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Your Rfa[edit]

NP, You're welcome and congrats! I'm sure you will make a fine addition to the Cabal. Our best is all any of us can really do :> Cheers--R.D.H. (Ghost In The Machine) 01:04, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Admin Star[edit]

Replica of an Aztec stone of the Sun.
Thank you for the nomination. I have not forgotten Taxman's extra condition that I search for 3 other candidates. So far 1 has declined the offer. --Ancheta Wis 16:25, 30 December 2005 (UTC)


Hello BD2412/Archive - RfA (fourth 50),

I wish to thank you for your vote on my RfA. It has passed with a final tally of 59/0/0. If I can ever help with anything or if you have any comments about my actions as an admin, please let me know! KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 03:44, 31 December 2005 (UTC)


Happy new year! I am honored and humbled by this nomination and I accept with thanks. I hope I have answered the standard questions in a satisfactory way. Jonathunder 22:17, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

thank you![edit]

WikiThanks.png Greetings BD2412,
I wish to offer my gratitude supporting me on my recent nomination for adminship, which passed with the final tally of 65/4/3. If you would ever desire my assistance in anything, or wish to give me feedback on any actions I take, feel free to let me know. Cheers! Elle vécut heureusement toujours dorénavant (Be eudaimonic!) 08:01, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Late RfA comments[edit]

Sorry about that I had not noticed the early closure David D. (Talk) 06:04, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Note - I deleted and then restored the above comment, as the author for some reason found it necessary to delete another person's comment in the course of writing his own. BD2412 T 14:17, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Wow, Sorry2 that was kind of dumb. I expect they come in threes, I'll have to watch my typing today. David D. (Talk) 17:08, 3 January 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for your recent nomination of me for admin. It happened I was on an unannounced wikibreak at the time, and here it is a week later before I found out you nominated me :o. I think it best I wait a month and get back in the wiki-groove before I entertain such a nomination, but it is greatly appreciated. NoSeptember talk 19:37, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship[edit]

Greetings, BD2412! I wanted to sincerely thank you for voting in my RfA, which passed with a final result of 55/14/3. Your support means a lot to me! If you have any questions or input regarding my activities, be they adminly or just a "normal" user's, or if you just want to chat about anything at all, feel free to drop me a line. Cheers! —Nightstallion (?) 07:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Rfa thanks[edit]

Hello BD2412! Thank you for supporting my Rfa. I will try my best to be a good administrator and please ask if you need any help. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 17:33, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

I just want to say thanks for supporting me on my request for adminship! It passed by a 58/3/0 margin, so I am now an administrator. If you need me to help you out, or you find that I'm doing anything wrong, please don't hesitate to contact me. --Idont Havaname (Talk) 18:42, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Todah rabah l'ben Avraham![edit]

I stand before the unchallenged master of RfAs, he who received by far more support than anyone ever, and offer my humble thanks that you offered me your support. I will do my very best to be a good admin who is of solid use to the Wikipedia project. Should you have questions about any of my actions, or desire my assistance with anything, please do ask! Thanks again, Mr. BD2412, Babajobu 23:32, 6 January 2006 (UTC)


Pgk's RFA

Thanks for your support on my request for adminship.

The final outcome was (80/3/0), so I am now an administrator. I was flattered by the level of support and the comments, so I'm under real pressure not to disappoint, thus if you have any queries, suggestions or problems with any of my actions as an admin then please leave me a note --pgk(talk) 10:41, 8 January 2006 (UTC)


Many thanks for your support on my request for adminiship, I'm sure you'll be glad to know the final result was 92/1/0. I am now an administrator and (as always) if I do anything you have issue with, please talk about it with me. --

RfA thanks from rogerd[edit]

Hi BD2412- Thanks for your support on my RfA. If I can be of any service please leave me a message --rogerd 01:40, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Belated thanks[edit]

I now have a few extra tabs at the top of my Wikipedia pages. Thanks for your support. Banno 07:51, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thanks for supporting me on my Rfa, BD2412! I appreciate your trust. The puppy is now an Admin (final tally 58/7/2) Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do to assist you. KillerChihuahua?!? 17:41, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm Ready[edit]

Well, I'm back in the groove :). I have filled out my parts of the RfA subpage (except the acceptance signature). Because of the time delay, I will leave it to you to submit it when you choose to, giving you a chance to make any changes you want or even to reconsider what may have been a rash decision on your part (^_~) Cheers, NoSeptember talk 00:15, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

I've signed and posted it. Thanks again. I think I'll have to retire my Roberts display after Alito gets approved, since Roberts won't be the new guy anymore :). NoSeptember talk 01:29, 15 January 2006 (UTC)


I am disappointed to see that this vote has been cast. I conversed with the editor and he/she apparently has an unbelievably high standard for adminship that few people would meet. I'm glad there are folks like you who will assume good faith, but I see it as trolling and nothing more...not one article of merit and not any major contribution that I can find. [1]--MONGO 07:39, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Also note this vote: [2] whereby everyone else oppose and masssiveego supports, which conflicts with my last statement.--MONGO 07:45, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

You need to stop harassing this user right now. You should know better. freestylefrappe 13:39, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

RFA thanks[edit]

Thanks for supporting me in my RFA. --TimPope 13:44, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

You may remove the blindfold now... if you want to :-) --TimPope 14:08, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

My RfB and Award[edit]

For all your work to my benefit during my RfB, I, Redux, hereby award you The Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Congratulations! Regards, Redux 21:44, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi BD. I'm just dropping by to thank you for your support in my RfB. I would also like to tell you that I'm very thankful for all the work you did while it was still running: updating the tally, flagging the "new Boothy" and so on. I have no words to express how much I appreciate it.
Btw, I realize that animated images can be a drag, so please, feel absolutely free to delete this if you'd prefer. It's the thought that counts, ne? Thanks again, Redux 21:44, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

NoSeptember's RfA[edit]

Mr. BD2412, I thank you for the confidence that you have had in me. Guess what? I almost got 25% of the support votes that you got ;-) and I won't admit to any of them voting for me just because you nominated me (though some surely did). I wasn't thinking of becoming an admin, but there are a few things I think I could contribute in that role, and you have seen to it that I have that opportunity. I will do my best and welcome your feedback. NoSeptember talk 12:32, 22 January 2006 (UTC) --This is my one-time-only special Gold signature :-)

RfA Thanks[edit]

Please accept my embarrassingly belated thank you for supporting my RfA, which much to my surprise passed 102/1/1, earning me minor notoriety. I am grateful for all the supportive comments, and have already started doing the things people wanted me to be able to do. And hopefully nothing else... Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] AfD? 12:13, 24 January 2006 (UTC)


If I accepted one of the offers I've received to be nominated for adminship, would you support me?(read as: do you think I'm ready)

Prodego talk 23:14, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Succesful RfA![edit]

Glass-Ball.jpg Thank you for your support during my RfA! The community has decided to make me an administrator, and there's work to be done. I look forward to seeing you around the project in the future, and if you see me do anything dumb, let me know right away! Regards, CHAIRBOY () 23:42, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for your last-second support on my RfA! You were of course the final vote, and it succeeded 71/1/0. Ergo, I'm an admin now and I will get started on admin cleanup work! See you in the secret cabal lounge. Ashibaka tock 00:28, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Hi BD2412, thanks for participating in my RfA discussion. Unfortunately, my fellow Wikipedians have decided at this time that I am not suitable to take on this additional responsibility, as the RfA failed with a result of 66/27/5 (71.0% support). If you voted in support of my request, thank you! If you decided to oppose me at this time, then I hope that if I do choose to reapply in the future, the effort I will make in the meantime to improve and expand my contributions to Wikipedia may persuade you to reconsider your position. All the best, Proto t c 10:42, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

RfC opened for Mr j galt[edit]

An RfC has been opened here against User:Mr j galt (talk · contribs). If you are familar with his editing and would like to add your input, please feel free to do so, whatever your POV. Thanks! -- User:RyanFreisling @ 00:47, 5 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi, just wanted to thank you for voting on my RFA, which went through with a count of (58/0/1), far better than I'd expected. I intend to take things slowly and start using the extra abilities gradually, but if there's anything I can do just leave a message. Cheers, CTOAGN (talk) 13:54, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


  • Respectfully declined on the nomination page. BD2412 T 04:59, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

House mouse.jpg Thank you
Hello BDA, and thank you for your support in my request for adminship! It passed with a final count of 63/4/3. I am honoured by the community support and pledge to serve the project as best as I can. You, by the way, are the best we have. CanadianCaesar The Republic Restored 17:10, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Three weeks of admin tools[edit]

Today three weeks have passed since I was granted access to the administrator toolbox. During this time I have made use of it in the following way:

  • Protections and unprotections: 1
  • Blocks and unblocks: 4
  • Deletions and restorations: 69
  • Rollbacks: 246

I've found that the rollback tool is much more useful than I'd thought for vandalism patrol. In fact it makes that task so easy that I've been doing it more than before. On the other hand I've been surprised by how little the blocking tool is needed. Having done a significant amount of vandalism patrol I have still only blocked one solitary vandal. The great majority of addresses which send out a vandal edit do so only once. Those who do it more often usually stop after a warning or two. Only rarely is a block actually needed and in those cases someone usually beats me to it.

As a side note I haven't retired from writing articles either. I'm still hoping to bring Freyr up to featured status but even though I've already performed more edits on it than on Hrafnkels saga back in the day, a lot of work remains to be done. Community expectations for featured articles have gone up and so have my own ambitions. I'm currently waiting for a couple of books I ordered to arrive and then I may be able to make the final push.

I'm trying my best to live up to the trust you showed in me by supporting my RFA. If ever you feel uncertain whether I'm using the admin tools in the best interests of the project, let me know. I am at any time willing to relinquish the mop and reapply for it to address concerns people have and ensure that I'm not using the admin tools without being trusted to do so. Haukur 22:38, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Re:RFA talk[edit]

"I have an RfA I've been holding open for acceptance for a month, and will hold open for ten more if that's what it takes for the editor in question to feel ready."

Incidentally, the quite substantial amount of discussion on his previous unaccepted RfA is a good example of why we shouldn't just blanket delete them all. And encourage him to move along for me! Christopher Parham (talk) 04:30, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Kappa's prospective RFA[edit]


I noted your comment on RFA discussion mentioning "holding open" an adminship nomination for as long as it takes, and immediately guessed that Kappa was the user in question, based on my own admiration for him, and the comment you made about him at your own RFA. Given that Mr. Spade's nomination is encountering more resistence than I'd expected over old issues, I'm even more worried that the most dedicated "deletionists" will make a fuss over Kappa 3, much as happened during Kappa 2. I come to you sadly without any idea of how these anticipated opposers might be mollified, but with a willingness to help if you have plans that might accomplish this end. Also, I stand ready to assist in prodding the understandly reluctant nominee into accepting the nomination he richly deserves. Best wishes, Xoloz 01:41, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

  • I think Kappa is showing great wisdom in simply waiting and quietly pouring so much hard work into the project. Although I think we'd be that much the better for giving him an extra set of tools, he does quite a lot for which they are scarecely needed. Also, Kappa and Sam Spade have a different set of issues - Sam has in the past been harsh with people and somewhat immature, although I think he has put those days behind him. Kappa has generally been civil and not stirred trouble with others, so I think he'll have a smoother time... but I trust his judgment in his continued abeyance of the nod. BD2412 T 02:05, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

RFA Thanks[edit]

Water droplet.jpg Thank you!
Hello BD2412/Archive - RfA (fourth 50), and thank you for your support in my request for adminship! It passed with a final count of 98/2/0. If there is anything I can do to help you, please leave me a message on my talk page! -- xaosflux Talk

Thank you![edit]

Thank you very much for your support during my recent Admin election, I appreciate the trust that you have put in me. Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding my work as an admin.

Kind Regards, Elf-friend 08:14, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


Plunger 250x410.jpg

Thanks for taking the time to vote in my RfA, which passed with a final vote of 54/2/1 despite my obvious inadequacy for the job. I'll do my level best to use the mop and bucket — or, as I said in my RfA, plunger — responsibly. Of course, in the best tradition of politicans everywhere, I've already broken a campaign promise (I blocked a vandal last night despite having said "I don't anticipate using the blocking tool very often"). Nevertheless, I'll try not to let the unbridled power corrupt me. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 19:37, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello BD2412, thank you for you support in my RfA. I was promoted with a final count of 48/1/0! If you see me making any mistakes, let me know ASAP. -- WB 02:40, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Check WP:AN[edit]

Would love to check edits, but the toolserver is a *bit* behind.  :( pschemp | talk 04:07, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

like 33 hours at this point. eek. pschemp | talk 06:58, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


What does it say at the top of my Talk page? If I am on any such list, please take me off it. Adam 04:25, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


My entry is definitely up to date and I am happy to remain on the list. Cheers, SqueakBox 04:33, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the WP:NA notice! I moved myself up to 5000+ edits based on my Kate editcount and bolded my entry. I've been a Wikiquote sysop for nearly a year, and would definitely be interested in Wikipedia adminship. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 05:19, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your WP:NA notice on my page. I am fine with current status. Tobias Conradi (Talk) 10:23, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

User:Mike Garcia[edit]

I hope you're not seriously suggesting that Mark Garcia be an admin!? User:Zoe|(talk) 04:48, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

  • No, but I am seriously suggesting that Mike Garcia (and everyone else on that page) check the list to make sure his status there is correct - it is a ginormous pain in the tucchas to manually update the positions editors have on the list, so I'm going to take a shot at letting them do it themselves. BD2412 T 04:51, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


I noticed the message you left on Gazpacho's user talk... you probably already know this, but you can find a list of who's an admin here, so there's no need to ask users like Gazpacho, who's not an admin, if he is an admin. KI 19:20, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

  • The purpose of the message was to generally alert editors that their name was on the list of non-admins with high edit counts - I think it's more efficient for each person to check their own status on that page (not just whether they are an admin, but if they want to be, and what their edit count is). Cheers! BD2412 T 22:22, 18 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi, so I fail to see where the personal attack was in my comments. A false accusation was made against me, I disproved it and that's a personal attack? If anything I feel I deserve an apology from avriette for his pointless and demeaning comment. SWATJester Flag of Iceland.svg Ready Aim Fire! 23:12, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

RfB --> MfD, not AfD[edit]

Strictly speaking, an RfB would go to MfD, not AfD, as it is not an article. However, I believe declined RfB's are supposed to be deleted, for which mine has just been overlooked. I'll let it sit, I guess. BD2412 T 01:37, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I should have said MfD but forgot. As for speedy deletion, it is not a valid criteria for speedy deletion anyways. You might as well leave it up. Happy editing! --M@thwiz2020 01:46, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Flower 021.jpg
Thank you!
Hi BD2412/Archive - RfA (fourth 50), thank you for your support in my Rfa! It passed with a final tally of 86/0/0. If you need help or just want to talk let me know! Again, thank you! – Dakota ~ ° 21:13, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Re : Nomination for adminship for (aeropagitica)[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Hello! Thank you for taking the time to vote for me in my recent request for adminship It ended successfully with a final score of (40/10/5). I value all of the contributions made during the process and I will take a special note of the constructive criticism regarding interacting with users in the user talk space. If you have questions or requests, please leave a message.  (aeropagitica)  17:05, 7 March 2006 (UTC)