User talk:Tazerdadog

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New Years new page backlog drive[edit]

Hello Tazerdadog, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Announcing the NPP New Year Backlog Drive!

We have done amazing work so far in December to reduce the New Pages Feed backlog by over 3000 articles! Now is the time to capitalise on our momentum and help eliminate the backlog!

The backlog drive will begin on January 1st and run until January 29th. Prize tiers and other info can be found HERE.

Awards will be given in tiers in two categories:

  • The total number of reviews completed for the month.
  • The minimum weekly total maintained for all four weeks of the backlog drive.

NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

If you wish to opt-out of future mailings, go here.TonyBallioni (talk) 20:24, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2017).


Administrator changes

added Muboshgu
readded AnetodeLaser brainWorm That Turned
removed None

Bureaucrat changes

readded Worm That Turned

Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether the administrator policy should be amended to require disclosure of paid editing activity at WP:RFA and to prohibit the use of administrative tools as part of paid editing activity, with certain exceptions.

Technical news


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:37, 3 January 2018 (UTC)


Have you ever thought about trying your hand at running for adminship? I've seen you around, and I think you're absolutely admin material. You've been pretty impressive with the Neelix cleanup, and you do excellent in a variety of situations. For all the talk about RfA being brutal, my own was remarkably easy and I think you've proven your worth. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 22:25, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello, and thanks for the kind words. Wikipedia really does need more people with the mop, and I'd happily run if I thought I had a realistic chance. That said, I don't think that in true in the current climate for several reasons. Firstly, my edit count is under 8000, which is unusually small for successful candidates at RfA. Secondly, my activity is sporadic, and I can disappear for months at a time. Thirdly, I have very little content creation experience, with "my" best article currently being Dayco, and the best article that the software says I created being Throstur Thorhallsson. One of the primary ways that I contribute to Wikipedia is closing difficult RfC's, where my decisions are often controversial (schooloutcomes, daily mail, etc), and in at least one case, flat out incorrect (here). I also have next to no experience with AfD, or really any of the XfD processes.
If that still hasn't scared you off, I'd be happy to do some blatant boxchecking broaden my Wikipedia experience a little and thin give it a go at WP:ORCP
Understandable; when my nominative first approached me i waited for 5 months (not that you should, but it's hardly unprecedented). My content creation basically consisted of 3 decent but unremarkable articles, but I also had a few thousand more edits. If you want to go for it I'd definitely encourage you, and whenever you feel like you're ready I'll happily nominate you if you so desire. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 01:27, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words. I am going to wait a while on a RfA run, but I will keep your offer in mind. I want to at least create one high quality (GA+) article, and comment on a few hundred AfD's before I take the plunge. I suspect that an immediate RfA would have a lot of opposition for insufficient experience. Tazerdadog (talk) 01:58, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. And in the meantime I'm around for anything else you need, don't ever hesitate to give me a shout. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 02:57, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
+1 to "absolutely admin material"! - TNT 03:22, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Talk about a coincidence, I just came here for the same reason. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one thinking you're ready to take the leap. I'm available if you want a (co-)nom when you're ready! -- Tavix (talk) 04:29, 14 January 2018 (UTC)