User:BD2412/Archive - RfA (third 50)

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Your RfA[edit]

You may need this seeing as the tally on your RfA keeps growing

BD2412's RfA[edit]

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Hello BD2412/Archive - RfA (third 50),

I wanted to thank you for supporting me on my RfA. It finally closed with a tally of infinity/0/0. <insert form message here> {{{1}}}. Thanks again, {{{2}}}

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Prodegotalk 15:32, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Heh, I knew one day, if you EVER accepted an RFA, you would get the record for support. 169/0/0? That's just creepy. I didn't know we even had that many editors who knew RfA exists ;) Now go vandalize today's featured article. Redwolf24 (talk) Attention Washingtonians! 05:05, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

If you're thanking early, I might as well congratulate you early. ;) Good job, you now have the undisputed record for an RfA! That should tell you you're doing something right. :) Titoxd(?!? - did you read this?) 05:09, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Since it has now closed, I can now award you with the anti-vandalism flamethrower (+25), which I don't doubt is in good hands now. Titoxd(?!? - did you read this?) 03:25, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Titoxd, you are clearly mistaken. The available evidence obviously shows BDA has made been making a horrible mistake... He kept refusing to run for admin. Should have joined the cabal much sooner. (Especially since we are now all out of toasters.) Congratulations all the same BDA. Dragons flight 05:42, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Well, it looks like I won't be the first to congratulate you, but at least I got here before it got too crowded. Congratulations on the strong show of support that you received from the community. You have earned every one of those votes. DS1953 05:59, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

I'm just following a paper trail. I echo DS1953 at least it's not to crowded yet..:-D Congrats.KnowledgeOfSelf | talk. 07:12, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Me too! ;-) Congratulations! You will make a great admin! —Kirill Lokshin 14:26, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Hehe... you got a shiny new gift there! ;) Titoxd(?!? - did you read this?) 03:26, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Congrats. I'm sure you'll do very well. Cheers. PJM 06:26, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

I'm an admin now!![edit]

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Hi, thanks for voting on my rfa - the final tally was 50-0-0. I made your tally 176-0-0 and hope that it crosses 200. btw, just saw ur user page - it may be considered inappropriate that you mentioned your standing for rfa either on ur user page or talkpage. And, on the lighter side, I think that nominations like ours shd be shown as links instead of transclusion once they cross 20-0-0 ;) --Gurubrahma 12:00, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Congratulations again on your adminship. With respect to your concerns about mentioning my adminship nom, please note that I have not advertised it anywhere (e.g. I have not put up a banner atop my page saying "please come vote here"); the one mention on my user page is purely a biographical note, akin to noting that I work in Coral Gables or that I was in AmeriCorps; as for this talk page, I have not raised my RfA at all - many other editors have dropped me notes about it, and I've responded to them, as is appropriate for any conversation. While I do not see anything wrong with the practice of some nominees to put garish banners atop their pages announcing their candidacy, I simply chose not to go that route. Thank you for your support, and again, congrats! BD2412 T 13:58, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
My comments were general in nature and did not refer to your talkpage. And your explanation does make sense in hindsight. Great work and good show!!--Gurubrahma 14:05, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Getting a little cocky now aren't you ;-) "Although my RfA is not over yet" you never know, maybe 168 people will vote against you in the next day! Congratulations on your impending success(Now I can say I was the first to congratulate you) As an added bonus, now you will get to be my new Essjay, you will get to block all the vandals that I need blocked. Have fun.

Prodegotalk 13:54, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Actually, before saying you were the first to congratulate, look up the page a ways... also, an RfA nom requires something in the range of 75-80% support, so it would only take 60 oppose votes to knock me out of the running. Cheers! BD2412 T 14:00, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
See only 60, OK well I'll be the first to congratulate you after I got a thank you message then. Do I at least have that record? If not I'll congratulate you at the second your RfA closes and get that! I will get some record related to the most successful admin nomination ever! I will!
  • Early congratulations from me too! —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 17:29, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
  • It is time someone moved a proposal to show RfAs such as yours only as a link. Congrats ! Tintin 00:05, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


The RfA's going well, isn't it? What's your secret? Take my מזל טוב/Mazal Tov/Congratulations now before all your 176 supporters fill your talk page with them (at least you'll remmber mine) ;-) Izehar (talk) 14:06, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

BD2412's RFA[edit]

Although my RfA is not over yet, I figured that since so many people (ahem!) voted before it had been posted, I may as well start thanking people before it wraps up. Hall Monitor, your support is particularly meaningful to me, because I know what a damn fine admin you are, and will be privileged to be part of any group of which you are a member. I'll do my best as an admin to make the reality rise to the level of the dream. BD2412 T 04:56, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations in advance and good luck with all those thank you letters.  :-) Hall Monitor 17:20, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Your RFA[edit]

I don't remember ever not wanting to support you, were you thinking of someone else? :) --Phroziac . o º O (mmmmm chocolate!) 17:30, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Oh yeah, that was just a joke. :D --Phroziac . o º O (mmmmm chocolate!)


Might as well congratulate you now. :) A new record too. Congrats and see you around! --a.n.o.n.y.m t 19:23, 7 December 2005 (UTC)


Congrats on your successful RfA

Prodego talk 00:07, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations, and thanks for the thanks (although do I really deserve two lots?). Having seen your message on a few user talk pages I happen to have on my watchlist earlier, and then later seeing the message on mine made me think of you as paralleling Wowbagger - just with thanks not insults :). Thryduulf 00:17, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Quite. My watchlist hasn't been so thoroughly spammed with the same edit summary since that time I forgot to turn off the "watch by default" option before cat-sorting five hundred articles.  :) —Cryptic (talk) 04:39, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
I, Orane hereby give BD2412 this Barnstar of diligence for being an extraordinary Wiki-citizen. You are a valuable asset to the community.Oran e (t) (c) (e-mail) 02:06, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Congrats on becoming the most successful RFA candidate of all time— you deserved it 1 million %. (I don't think the record will be broken anytime soon). Aslo, I like the new gold face of your sig, you wear it well :D. Oran e (t) (c) (e-mail) 02:06, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Indeed, congrats. Must say that I like the gold sig as well. Hope you'll do even half as good a job as you have since you started. Ral315 (talk) 02:16, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Congrats. We welcome such a good Wikipedian into our cabal the hallowed halls of adminship. --Wikiacc (talk) 02:25, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


It has got to be a Wikipedia record. Glad I got to vote in the most successful RFA candiacy of all time. I am sure you will do well. Again congratulations.--Dakota t e 02:19, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


No problem; no one deserves it more than you : ). εγκυκλοπαίδεια* (talk) 02:30, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Just adding my congratulations in here BDA... (I had to do it somewhere, and didn't want your Talk page to blow up overnight...) I considered congratulating you before your RfA had closed, since the way things went, that seemed like the next logical premature step...but I neglected to keep in mind that pesky little UTC thing, and thought I had a few hours yet. :-( Maybe when you step up to bcrat... ;-) Anyhoo, mazal tov on the most amazing RfA ever!  :-) Tomertalk 03:31, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


I fear I was out of commission on a tall ship when your RFA was begun (one I hoped to do myself, but knew I would have to fight many others for the honor of instigating) and now there are too many damn support votes that my browser can't handle the sheer size. So I'm casting my support vote, along with my simultaneous congratulations, here. I knew it would be a record, but I didn't know you'd blow the hinges off the ceiling with such velocity. (Note: mixing metaphors is a hobby of mine.) Well done, and welcome to the cabal club. -R. fiend 02:48, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


It's my pleasure to notify you that, consensus being reached (by the largest margin I've ever seen!), you're now a administrator. You may wish to read the reading list and how-to guide at your convenience. Most sysop actions are reversible, the exceptions being history merges and deleting pages (but it's a good idea to be careful with all of them). Again, congrats on becoming an admin. -- Pakaran 02:55, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Your RFA[edit]

Congratulations! You've beaten the previous record by 71 votes, and I think you can wield that mop with pride! --Merovingian 03:10, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Congrats as well from me! Enjoy your shiny new buttons... Flcelloguy (A note?) 03:26, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Congrats, yet again[edit]

Congratulations on your adminship. I've only been contributing to Wikipedia for about seven weeks now, but I've come to recognize your user name and signature as a guarantee of high-quality and trustworthy edits. Also, I like the new color of your signature. Are you going to keep it? --TantalumTelluride 03:43, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


Your fan club is so enormous that you can call on an army to support any decision you make, you know. As of now, you are at the head of my super-secret list of users who could, in an emergency, usurp Jimbo without any complaints. My only worry about you is that I wonder whether, or if ever, you sleep. Of course, I've never seen it affect the quality of your excellent work. So, whether you're a parasomniac, an android, or just an average superhuman, I'm glad Wikipedia reaps the benefit of your power! :) Best wishes, Xoloz 04:25, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Well, that was close![edit]

Nice to see that you squeaked by... Good luck, brother! See you 'round the wiki! Hamster Sandwich 04:44, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, you barely squeaked by consensus. I mean, 184-0? One more oppose vote and you would have failed for sure! Congratulations, you've got to be one of the highest contributors to be granted adminship. --Deathphoenix 04:59, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Not at all impressed. There are a handful of wiki editors who didn't vote for you! I suggest we make a list of them and shame them... (seriously, congrats. The vote speaks for itself) Grutness...wha? 05:19, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Congratulations and good luck! deeptrivia (talk) 05:30, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, you're welcome, and if there's anything I can do to... well, if I ever need any help I won't hesitate to ask you is probably more like it. Hiding talk 07:31, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Congrats from me too! Mushroom 07:41, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


Congrats on your promotion. I hope you can continue working at the same level you are now.

Officially, your record stands at 183/0/0. Enochlau's vote was made late after the deadline, and I adjusted it on your RFA page. [1] I personally do not think counting late votes is fair. Most of them occur between the time that the vote ends and when a bureaucrat actually processes it. This period may vary, such as Ann Heneghan's RFA, which was closed by a bureaucrat almost a full day after the deadline – 4 late votes were made. Don't you agree? Zzyzx11 (Talk) 05:31, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

  • I do indeed - but what about the nine votes cast before I officially accepted the nom (but after I indicated that I was going to accept it shortly)? BD2412 T 05:34, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
    • The early votes are officially accepted by the bureaucrats. It is the late ones that get into that grey, disputed area. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 15:22, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Many congratulations, glad to vote for you. I must sat, I do like the new gold, it looks very...prestigious. Cheers Banes 06:28, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Personally I count late votes. In a case this exceptional, I don't do the exact math... but if it had been closer, I'd have worked in the late vote. Discounting votes is something to take very seriously, and do rarely. Other B'crats may disagree, of course. -- Pakaran 07:28, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Keep in mind that I normally add new enties to my User:Zzyzx11/RFA nomination records after each RFA is processed. Since 'crats cannot de-sysop once one is promoted, I really only make the adjustments when I definitely know it will not affect the outcome. For extermely close calls, I would probably would add a footnote to my page instead. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 15:22, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Congrats on your new mop, and don't forget  China! ;-) Sango123 (talk) 20:47, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations (just piling on, again...) but we Germans like to pile it up. :)) Lectonar 09:05, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

As do we  Austrians. ;) Congratulations, and have fun! Flag of Europe and Austria.svg ナイトスタリオン 14:21, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Well, I'm not entirely sure that us  Australians do that sort of thing, but congratulations are in order none-the-less. Now hurry up and get off your "wiki-break", or I'll personally chase you down for desertion. Well, not really, but making threats like that makes me feel GOOD. Congrats, though. Bornhj 14:54, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
We from  Hungary are a laid back bunch (dang, can't just add "ns" like the others), but congrats too! --Kbdank71 15:00, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Well, if we're going to do the local pride theme, it's clear Floridians make fine admins! ;-) Congrats. Mindspillage (spill yours?) 15:49, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
I was pleased to vote for you on your recent RFA. However, I do not envy you the task of sending thank you notes to 150+ voters. =) → Ξxtreme Unction {yakłblah} 17:51, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Congratulations from the Irish. Have a Guinness and celebrate!Flag of Ireland.svg--File Éireann 20:05, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


Forget not the Americans, your own native home! Flag of the United States.svg -Mysekurity(have you seen this?) 12:35, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Just here to give you a belated congratulations. You'll do great as an admin. -Greg Asche (talk) 21:25, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Congrats on your successful and record breaking RfA. It is my opinion that you are the champion of WP:NPOV--MONGO 21:32, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

You're Welcome![edit]

Your pre-administrator wiki-life was EATEN BY A BEAR!

Congrats on your record breaking victory, Mr. Chewbacca! I was wondering if I could get your opinion on my "wiki-lawyering" here. I personally think being a lawyer would be fun if not for the time and money it'd cost to go through law school. karmafist 21:38, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]


BD, thanks for your support on my RfA. The final count was 46/0/0, which was quite nice, but nowhere near your ten billion or so ;) I hope I'll live up to your faith in me in my use of the mop and bucket. Please accept this wikithanks as a token of my gratitude ;) --bainer (talk) 23:04, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Early RFA thanks[edit]


Hi BD2412/Archive - RfA (third 50),

Thank you very much for your support on my RfA. It has done very well and is currently at 67/0/2. As such, I am posting this in advance of its closure. If I can ever help with anything or if you have any comments about my actions as an admin, please let me know. Thank you once again! – NSLE (T+C+CVU) 01:00, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

PS, special mention, congrats on your own adminship. What an amazing final tally! NSLE (T+C+CVU) 01:00, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

My failed RFA :)[edit]



I would like to thank you for supporting me on my RfA. Even though it failed with a with the final tally of 55/22/6, I want to thank you anyways. I don't want to be one a admin anymore until I reach 10,000 edits. Thanks --Jaranda wat's sup 01:49, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

re: A note on my RfA[edit]

I don't know whether this should have any bearing on my final tally (or if should even be concerned about it at this point), but as I've gone through the votes writing thank you notes, I realized that my nominator (Izehar) never actually voted in my RfA.

It seems like that issue is in a gray area. In fact, I am not even sure if most of the bureaucrats check whether or not a nominator has actually cast a support vote. It is certainly not explicitly expressed on WP:RFA. In your RFA, that one vote is not significant enough to change the outcome of the vote, or what's listed on my records page. But I would really only be concerned if that one single vote made a difference on whether or not one is promoted. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 06:51, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

RFA: Your...(suspense)[edit]

...Awesome candadacy rocked! Welcome to the Guinness Book of World Records!Voice of AllT|@|ESP 06:59, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Extreme noticed-vote-too-late-for-being-on-wikibreak support!. Radiant_>|< 16:51, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Yet Another RFA Thank You Note to clutter up your talk page...[edit]


Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for supporting me in my recent RFA. While I didn't get as much outright support (or even as many votes, total, as your support votes <g>), I did manage to squeak into a promotion to admin with a final tally of 46/13/2. I will now strive to make sure that no one who supported my RFA ever has cause to regret that support.

All the best.
Ξxtreme Unction {yakłblah} 21:17, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the free legal counsel![edit]

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Hey BD2412/Archive - RfA (third 50)! Thanks for your support on my RfA. The final outcome was (57/4/3), so I am now an administrator. If you need help, have a question, or just want to chat (or if I get out of line!), please don't hesitate to let me know! Again, thanks! :D


Oh no![edit]

I missed your RFA! Not that it matters, but you have my vote, anytime. - Ta bu shi da yu 07:22, 13 December 2005 (UTC)


Sure, BD2412, you're the most deserving candidate I ever voted for! deeptrivia (talk) 16:34, 13 December 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for the help and congrats on your rfa once again. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 20:19, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Alhutch's RfA[edit]

Dear BD2412 (he who has a shockingly high number of edits ;-)),

I'm an administrator, and I've got you to thank for it! Thanks to your support, my RfA passed 25/0. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything. See you around the wiki, :-) Alhutch 05:49, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

SoLando's RFA[edit]

WikiThanks.png Hi BD2412, thank you for voting in support of my RFA; the result wwas (28-0-0), so your record holds ;-). I hope that I am able to fulfill the expectations of an admin. If you see me mess up anywhere, have any concerns (be it for my musical taste or edits), please don't hesitate to tell me! Take care. SoLando (Talk) 09:36, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your wonderful support![edit]

I would like to sincerely thank you for voting for me and congratulating me after my recent RfA. I have learnt a great deal from your high standard of editing.

Your RFA[edit]

It's no problem, I had to return the favor after your very enthusiatic Support to my RFA. Congrats! -- PRueda29 Ptalk29 05:24, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

I didn't know[edit]

That you got so many votes. Congratulations

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Take care, εγκυκλοπαίδεια* (talk) 00:43, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thanks for your extreme attorney-at-law support in my recent bid for administratorship, which got about 1/3 the votes yours did. — FREAK OF NURxTURE (TALK) 07:01, Dec. 17, 2005


Hi B.D., thanks for your support on my recent RFA. The request was successful, with a final tally of 33/0/0 (not quite challenging your record). I'm delighted that you decided to support it and I hope that I can live up to your expectations. Leithp (talk) 10:20, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Ianbrown's RfA[edit]

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Thanks for voting in my recent RfA. I was overwhelmed at the turnout and comments received.

Iantalk 07:37, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Adminship EdwinHJ[edit]

You may wish to review your vote for Edwin in the light of today's opposition.Phase1 23:48, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

my RfA[edit]

Thank you!
BD2412, thanks for your support on my RFA. I was rather suprised at the overwhelming support I received. Thank you for your confidence in me. I hope that I'll live up to your expectations in the future as well. (sorry, couldn't help myself with the gold  :) )-- malo (tlk) (cntrbtns) 04:40, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Welcome to adminship!!! :-D[edit]

I see you've run into your first case of a persistant dynamic IP vandal. Those are just a joy!! :-) I patrol RfP alot. I just protected the Chinese New Years greetings article. It has a revert/move/redirect war...all at the same time! And 4-5 editors all claiming consensus when they have none. They don't pay us enough. ;-) --Woohookitty(cat scratches) 14:56, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Dispute resolution clause[edit]

This is to formally notify you that I do not agree to the terms of the Dispute resolution clause paragraph posted at the top of this page. Personally, I prefer guns at dawn for dispute resolution ;-). Not that I plan to have any disputes with you, but I thought I would mention it before the situation came up. As a lawyer, what is your opinion of the enforcability of such a paragraph? If you believe it is a good thing for Wikipedia, you should make a template and encourage users to add it to their user talk pages (like we do with license agreements on user pages). Best Regards, NoSeptember talk 15:40, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Mon beau RfA[edit]

Sadly, a burglar stole all of my shiny colored boxes and pictures that I use for RfA thanks. Nevertheless... Thanks for supporting my RfA. The final tally was a smashing 22/4/1. Deltabeignet 23:55, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Nomination accepted[edit]

I accept your nomination with thanks. --Ancheta Wis 09:41, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, please go ahead. I am going to be occupied today, Friday 23 Dec. I will attempt to monitor the nomination page, but it may not be an instant response; there will likely be lags. Do you think that might affect the outcome? Thanks again. --Ancheta Wis 09:08, 23 December 2005 (UTC)


Saw your comment on AllyUnion's talk page, and I while I know it's a bit early, I'm fairly sure you'd make a fine one, too. Flag of Europe and Austria.svg Nightstallion 06:46, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Sorry about that[edit]

You get first vote, so just vote over me...[2]--MONGO 10:22, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Izehar's RfA[edit]

Hi BD2412,

I would like to thank you for your kind support on my RfA. I'll do my best to be a good administrator. If you need anything or if I ever do something I shouldn't have, please, don't hesitate to drop me a line. Izehar 16:41, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

My RfA and Merry Christmas[edit]

Hi BDA! A holy crowley Thank you for your kind support on my RfA. -- Szvest 17:29, 25 December 2005 (UTC)  Wiki me up&#153;

Howcheng's RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support in my recent request for adminship. I was successfully promoted with a final tally of 74/0/0. I will endeavour not to let you down. Thanks again. howcheng {chat} 07:23, 27 December 2005 (UTC)