Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Coordinators/Election 4

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


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.


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.


Name Position Standing for re-election?
Bzuk (talk · contribs) Coordinator No
Erik (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes
Girolamo Savonarola (talk · contribs) Lead Yes
Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes
PC78 (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes
Sephiroth BCR (talk · contribs) Coordinator Yes
Steve (talk · contribs) Coordinator No

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

Election process[edit]

  • The nominations period is currently open for two weeks, starting at 00:01 (UTC) on March 1 and ending at 23:59 (UTC) on March 14. However, if the candidate pool does not exceed the number of open positions (7) by at least 5 nominations by the end of the nominations period, then nominations will be allowed through to the end of the voting period.
  • The election will run for two weeks, starting at 00:01 (UTC) on March 15 and ending at 23:59 (UTC) on March 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 ===
: Statement goes here...

==== Comments and questions for Name ====
* ''What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?''
** Response goes here...
* ''What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?''
** Response goes here...

==== 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.



Collectonian (talk · contribs)

Sephiroth BCR asked me to consider becoming a candidate and after learning more about the Coordinator role, I agreed, so here I am. I've had a named Wikipedia account for just over four years now, though I didn't really begin actively editing until July 2007. I have just under 63,000 edits under my belt, of which nearly half are article edits. I've also spent lots of time in the Wikipedia and project areas, and I think its always important to see a good 20% or so of my edits are in the user and article talk spaces. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 09:08, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Collectonian[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • Hmm, I'd have to say my work in bring several "B" movie artcles up from really bad stubs or plot summaries to GA articles, including Category 6: Day of Destruction, Grizzly Rage, and Maneater. While technically a B movie as well, I'm also proud of my work on White Dog, a film I was surpised to find had only a very small stub considering its history. It is my most recent GA which I fully intend to take to be my first film FA after I finish gathering additional sources. I've also created six film articles (including Grizzly Rage above).
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • I am a firm believer in following the guidelines and policies of Wikipedia, and the great fan/believer in the Film MoS. I'm not afraid to "jump into the fray" when dealing with inexperienced editors or overly eager fans who may not be as concerned about the quality of articles or may not know what is and is not appropriate content. I can be a bit anal and a mild neat-freak, so dealing with organizational related tasks doesn't bother me at all. And, of course, I have plenty of time on my hands :)

Votes in support of Collectonian[edit]

  1. Solid candidate. Good contributions to quality content and very knowledgeable about assessments and MoS issues. — sephiroth bcr (converse) 03:00, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  2. Absolutely- and has a good sense of humour to boot. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 11:13, 15 March 2009 (UTC).
  3. I can always depend on Collectonian to offer coherent thoughts in discussions, whether or not I agree with her. Solid editing history as well! —Erik (talkcontrib) 13:22, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  4. I was going to suggest Collectonian as a potential candidate, so obviously I have no problem supporting. Knowledgeable and clear-headed in all the discussions in which I've seen the user participate. Steve TC 18:34, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  5. I've enjoyed working with this editor in the past and it would be great to see her contributions to coordinator discussions. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  6. Big Bird (talkcontribs) 12:37, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  7. We have had some disagreements, but is knowledgeable and committed. Camaron | Chris (talk) 19:59, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  8. Generous with his time and resources, and knowledgeable on film subjects. Stetsonharry (talk) 21:45, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  9. A capable and experienced editor who would no doubt be an asset to the team. PC78 (talk) 16:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  10. A meticulous editor with solid contributions to both content and discussions. CactusWriter | needles 11:00, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  11. Wildhartlivie (talk) 16:42, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
  12. John Carter (talk) 15:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


Erik (talk · contribs)

Hello, everyone! I have been editing film articles on Wikipedia for three years now. I have made over 38,000 edits, and after article contributions, significant portions of the count are from discussion with other editors on film articles' talk pages or on their user talk pages. I have long been involved with WikiProject Films, and I have been elected as coordinator twice before. I hope to continue to act as both a coordinator and an editor for WikiProject Films.

Comments and questions for Erik[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • While I have helped bring nearly a dozen articles to Good Article status, most of my 38,000 edits are dispersed across not just film articles, but talk pages and user talk pages as well. I am proud of this achievement because not only have I edited a wide range of film articles, I have frequently participated in discussion.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • Leading in from my answer above, I think that my penchant for discussion is a key quality to have as a coordinator. A coordinator should be able to communicate with fellow coordinators and other editors to determine what can be done to make the WikiProject better.
  • What are your goals as a Films coordinator?
    • I wrote this question for myself so I could have a place where I could convey my ideas for the future. In my past two terms, I have seen the WikiProject become better structured, but I am not sure if we have encouraged further participation. As you probably noticed from the questionnaire, we coordinators tried to gauge the involvement of various editors when it comes to film articles and WikiProject Films. I personally saw some conclusions of that questionnaire that indicated where the WikiProject could go. For example, it was my impression that most editors only have time to make edits here and there. I'd like to find out how to make their sporadic involvements more engaging. Also, most people do not visit WT:FILM, so I want to encourage this talk page as an option to bring questions or ask for further attention for a conflict over an article. Overall, WikiProject Films has been growing from top-down, so I would like to explore ways to help it grow from bottom-up with an outreach campaign so there can be a meeting in the middle. It would be great to see more quid pro quo with peer reviews and article assessments and to see cinema collaboration of the week resurrected.

Votes in support of Erik[edit]

  1. Let me the first. A great editor with a fine body of work. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:45, 13 March 2009 (UTC).
  2. Happy Editing Love Anna (talk) 01:47, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  3. 97198 (talk) 02:18, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  4. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 02:25, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  5. Definitely one of the best users out there. Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 03:08, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  6. A no-brainer; Erik is one of the most thoughtful and dedicated editors on Wikipedia. Steve TC 18:36, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  7. Almost synonymous with film articles on Wikipedia. Skomorokh 14:03, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  8. Erik always treats other editors with dignity; people could - and should - learn from his example. LiteraryMaven (talk) 17:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  9. Has done an excellent job in prior coordinator terms and is one of the most knowledgeable members of the project. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  10. Erik is great. Wildroot (talk) 01:15, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  11. It is my pleasure! Big Bird (talkcontribs) 12:31, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  12. Seems like a good choice to me, good editor. Camaron | Chris (talk) 20:01, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  13. Support. Lugnuts (talk) 15:23, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
  14. Cirt (talk) 17:58, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  15. I agree with all of the above, Erik is great asset to the film articles. -Classicfilms (talk) 18:39, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  16. I liked his answer to the question he drafted himself. Stetsonharry (talk) 21:46, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  17. Support A great asset to the project - • The Giant Puffin • 11:35, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  18. A fine editor with a proven track record in this role. PC78 (talk) 16:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  19. My vote goes here. --TFunk (talk) 18:54, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  20. --Caspian blue 21:45, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  21. Obviously. CactusWriter | needles 11:02, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  22. Wildhartlivie (talk) 16:42, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
  23. John Carter (talk) 15:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Girolamo Savonarola[edit]

Girolamo Savonarola (talk · contribs)

As the incumbent Lead Coordinator for the past three terms, I don't think it's unfair to assume that most of the project's editors are aware of me already and have at least some thoughts (for the better, I hope) on me and my work within the project over the past few years. As such, I'd be more than happy to hear any opinions they may have, and address additional questions, should there be any. I myself have been immensely happy with the larger tranche of coordinators this past term, and it seems like the coordinatorship has finally become a sizeable collegial body; more importantly, it has become less top-heavy in drive and initiative, which was another long-term goal I hoped to see come to fruition. As such, it's been a pleasure seeing other individual coordinators taking the lead on particular tasks, such as the questionnaire, the Newsletter, templates, featured content, a future assessment drive, bots, and general cleanup - all the while also contributing valuable thoughts to our discussions and coming up with interesting proposals and brainstorming sessions. I look forward to seeing things like this continue, while also shifting some attention towards some longer-term goals which we've only started to broach, such as strengthening the task forces, creating MOS or style guidelines for some particular types of our non-title articles (perhaps in conjunction with the relevant task forces), creating a contest department, improving outreach and review processes through new project awards, and using bots more frequently to clear up the monotonous backlogged tasks so that we can more efficiently direct our members towards more engaging open tasks. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 23:33, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Girolamo Savonarola[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • At the article level, Panavision and 35 mm film, both of which I brought to FA-status. I've also had a long-standing affair with list of film formats, over which I have been slowly retracing my steps in order to adequately reference it towards a future FLC. There are a lot of other topics for which I am still compiling my research, such as the history of film stocks, or motion picture cameras. My background both editorially and professionally is as a film technician, and as such, I began organizing the work there into what was WikiProject Filmmaking. I eventually saw the need to work more closely with WP Films, and gradually started to become more active in organizing WP Films, implementing the task force idea here and subsequently merging WP Filmmaking into WP Films as the task force it has become. Seeing the project mature since that time has been greatly satisfying. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 23:33, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • The same ones I've been already contributing, I suppose! A willingness to keep an eye on the organizational side of the project, a tendency to think of the long-term repercussions of what may sometimes seem to be minor changes, an alertness to developments happening both in other projects and the site at large, an unabashed desire to both hear new ideas for the project and copy ones which seem to be working for other projects. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 23:33, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Hi Girolamo Savonarola - good luck with your campaign. What skills/qualities do you have to help avoid disruptive activity and resolve disputes as a Films coordinator? Happy Editing Love, Anna (talk) 18:18, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
    • As a coordinator, I don't have any formal authority or responsibility to resolve disputes beyond that of any other editor. However, I do try to help resolve disputes where I believe that outside perspective is needed or lacking. My interests tend more towards issues involving sustainability, unforeseen implications, and the general long-term welfare of the project. I generally try to steer editors towards the relevant policies and guidelines, where applicable, provide historical context, and suggest alternatives. I certainly make no pretense as to having a perfect record, but on the whole, I think that as I've grown as an editor, I've been tending more towards calm and selective engagement in discussions, while still observing many others within my interest. I've also found as a coordinator that too much interaction by one editor across every discussion can be seen as invasive and autocratic, neither of which I intend or wish to give the impression of. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 19:22, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Reply - thank you! good answer. Happy Editing Love, Anna (talk) 21:14, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Votes in support of Girolamo Savonarola[edit]

  1. Our #1 cheerleader and a very conscientious and industrious fellow. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:46, 13 March 2009 (UTC).
  2. Happy Editing Love Anna (talk) 01:46, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  3. 97198 (talk) 02:18, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  4. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 02:25, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  5. Great leader. Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 03:09, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  6. Has demonstrated much responsibility in keeping WikiProject Films modern, and this should always be an ongoing task. —Erik (talkcontrib) 13:22, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  7. Another no-brainer; Girolamo has shown dedication above and beyond during his involvement with the project. Steve TC 18:39, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  8. Girolamo Savonarola is quite possibly the most qualified man for this job. Have at it Girolamo. Shamwow86 (talk) 19:24, 15 March 2009 (UTC) You'll have to excuse me, I'm withdrawing my vote. Good luck G.S. Shamwow86 (talk) 19:38, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  9. Girolamo has done a great job leading the project, and I look forward to his continuing long-term goals for the project. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  10. No one better for this job. Thanks for all your hard work so far. Big Bird (talkcontribs) 12:32, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  11. Keep up the good work. Camaron | Chris (talk) 20:07, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  12. Cirt (talk) 17:57, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  13. Support--excellent work on the project so far, for which many thanks are in order. --Thomprod (talk) 19:39, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  14. Stetsonharry (talk) 21:48, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  15. Strong Support -- Tinu Cherian - 07:53, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  16. Strong support Has done very good work for the project - • The Giant Puffin • 11:33, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  17. Has done a great job as "lead coordinator" thus far, and long may his contrbutions continue! PC78 (talk) 16:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  18. My other vote goes here! --TFunk (talk) 18:56, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  19. Diligent and good coordinator.--Caspian blue 21:43, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  20. Girolamo is my FIRST CHOICE! (and my other votes goes here.) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:22, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  21. I consider Girolamo to be one of the most even-keeled and dedicated project coordinators. CactusWriter | needles 11:09, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  22. One of if not the best at what he does anywhere in wikipedia, with Kirill having left a similar position. John Carter (talk) 15:49, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


Limetolime (talk · contribs)

Hello everyone, I'm pretty sure that most of you know me. I was elected as assistant coordinator in Election 2, and I worked hard to achieve my know higher status. Unfortunately, school had increased in both studies, homework, and stress, and editing on Wikipedia while juggling my priorities became too much for me. I stood for re-election, but lost. Since then, I seemingly drifted away from Wikipedia, making a few edits here and there and overseeing everything that was going on. Well now, school has lightened up dramatically and I am ready to return and continue working with my fellow users to improve Wikipedia.

Comments and questions for Limetolime[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • I am definitely most proud of my substantial contributions to Superman (film series), Titanic (1997 film), and The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. I am also extremely proud of my achievements in helping other users overcome problems they are experiencing. Lastly, one of the main accomplishments I can list under my name is bringing the A-class review back to what it should be: the step between Good article review and Featured article candidacy. For a long time, A-class review went unnoticed, almost as if it wasn't even there. But, after my work in bringing A-class review into notability, including submitting The Muppets' Wizard of Oz for A-class review and working to improve the review page, this step has returned to be seen as an important one in the film article review/classification process.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • Besides over three years of experience and almost 7,000 edits, I am extremely capable of working long-term on (an) article(s), copyediting articles, adopting users, and much, much more.
  • You mentioned that school had left you with little wiki-time, which is certainly understandable, and that it caused you to drift away for awhile. How confident are you that your school work will not become great enough to pull you away during this next election term? Would you say you are back at "full capacity" or still somewhat limited in the time you can put towards the project? -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 14:24, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
First off, thank you for asking me this question. And yes, I am fully capable of returning to the project. I have just finished with signing up for new classes and studying for/completing trimester exams, and am ready to return to the project. I am excited to make a comeback, I know it will be fun. But, I'll need votes to return to assistant coordinator, so everyone, please, vote for me! Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 22:20, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Votes in support of Limetolime[edit]

  1. Limetolime has contributed well to the project in the past, and if he is able to contribute to the discussions for the next six months, then I support. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


Lugnuts (talk · contribs)

Hello! PC78 asked me to consider putting myself forward for nomination. I've been active on WP since April 2006. I was first drawn to the film side of things when I saw the popcat-tag on the category for black and white films via the Eraserhead article. This lead me into making improvements/additions to the silent-film sub-group of the film project. That was 95,000 edits ago and I've not looked back since.

Comments and questions for Lugnuts[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • I've started over 5,700 articles, filling many redlink/gaps in the film project. The vast majority of these are film-related articles. These include films, actors, directors, screenwriters and film festivals. I strongly believe (rightly or wrongly) that there is a Wiki-culture that prevents lots of new users from starting articles, but once the article actually exists, editors flock to them to improve them. I was quite surprised when I first started creating articles (Ingmar Bergman films) that they didn't already exist, thinking that it was the norm for non-English language films to have so many gaps. Then I moved onto John Wayne and Charlie Chaplin films, only to discover equal amounts of holes in their filmographies.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • Making sure articles are in the correct categories and tagging new articles with the project tag. Encouraging new editors and thanking them for their work, esp. if they help expand any of the articles I start!

Votes in support of Lugnuts[edit]

  1. I was hoping to see this editor as a candidate! :) I've enjoyed my interactions with Lugnuts at WT:FILM and other talk pages and hope that he will bring his useful expertise to the table. —Erik (talkcontrib) 14:30, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
  2. Another candidate I toyed with approaching, but simply didn't think he'd be interested. Each of his contributions to WT:FILM has seen my respect for Lugnuts' increase. A fine choice. Steve TC 14:57, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
  3. Good choice for the position. Big Bird (talkcontribs) 17:57, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  4. I've been impressed with Lugnuts' edits in the past and look forward to interactions/ideas in the future. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 18:24, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  5. 97198 (talk) 02:06, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  6. 5,700 articles started! A dynamo. Stetsonharry (talk) 15:30, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  7. A prolific editor of film-related articles whose input will surely be of value to the project. PC78 (talk) 16:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  8. "Prolific" is an understatement. An ubiquitous contributor and stub creator -- and a major reason why the Nordic Film Group advanced so quickly after it started up last year. CactusWriter | needles 11:17, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  9. Wildhartlivie (talk) 16:33, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
  10. John Carter (talk) 15:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs)

After serving for the last few terms, I'd like to contribute again in the same manner to further improve the project. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 23:29, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Nehrams2020[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • I've worked to help various film/film-related articles reach GA, FL, and FA status. I enjoy writing the monthly newsletter and assisting with the assessments of our project's articles.
  • 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 three terms now, I know the process, join in on the discussions, and work on assisting with more of our reviews of articles. This term I would like to possibly see a return of the Collaboration of the Month and finally start a Tag & Assess drive.

Votes in support of Nehrams2020[edit]

  1. Absolutely! Go at it. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:47, 13 March 2009 (UTC).
  2. 97198 (talk) 02:18, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  3. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 02:25, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  4. Limetolime Talk to me look what I did! 03:10, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  5. A pleasure to work with; I can't recall seeing this editor ever getting heated under the collar. Discussion with him has always been constructive. —Erik (talkcontrib) 13:22, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  6. An excellent content-builder and a thoughtful and committed contributor to coordinator discussions. Steve TC 19:21, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  7. Superb editor and coordinator. Good luck. Shamwow86 (talk) 19:25, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  8. Wildroot (talk) 01:18, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  9. Big Bird (talkcontribs) 12:34, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  10. Yes, no problems. Camaron | Chris (talk) 20:05, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  11. Cirt (talk) 17:56, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  12. Support--excellent work on the project so far, for which many thanks are in order. --Thomprod (talk) 19:39, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  13. Strong Support -- Tinu Cherian - 07:52, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  14. A fine record. Stetsonharry (talk) 15:31, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  15. A fine editor and admin who already has plenty of experience in this role. PC78 (talk) 16:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  16. Wildhartlivie (talk) 16:38, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
  17. John Carter (talk) 15:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


PC78 (talk · contribs)

Greetings all! I've been a member of the project for about two years now, and was co-opted as a coordinator just a few months ago. I am standing for election with the hope of continuing in this role and working towards the general improvement of this project.

Comments and questions for PC78[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
    • Unlike some I can't claim to have written X amount of GA or FA articles; my own mainspace contributions are largely the creation of new articles (most of these relate to Korean cinema, an otherwise neglected subject area), which is a task I consider equally important. With regards to the project, I have recently developed a number of enhancements to our own banner template, including the implementation of dozens of new cleanup and assessment related categories which will hopefully facilitate article improvement in the future.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • Enthusiasm for the job. :) Before I first got this job it was said by others that I did a lot of coordinator-type tasks anyway. While I'm no coding guru I can handle a parser function or two, so I am able to contribute with the creation and improvement of templates as necessary. I am also content to busy myself with general housekeeping tasks, and try to involve myself in discussions wherever possible. Looking ahead there are a number of issues within the project which I would like to tackle. Firstly I would like to raise the level of participation within our task forces and look at ways to promote collaboration between related WikiProjects. Secondly I would like to see a coordinated improvement in the quality of our core articles, ensuring that all core articles meet a minimum standard of Start-Class.

Votes in support of PC78[edit]

  1. Happy Editing Love Anna (talk) 01:48, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  2. Funny story... before we co-opted this editor in the previous "tranche", I was somewhat under the impression that PC78 was already a coordinator, based on his extensive involvement. A natural-born coordinator! :) —Erik (talkcontrib) 13:22, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  3. PC78 really stepped up to the plate since drafted halfway through the last term. A real boon. Steve TC 19:24, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  4. Doh, how did I miss you earlier? :P -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 14:25, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  5. It was great that PC78 could fill in for the last election, as he did well contributing to discussions and helping the project behind-the-scenes. I look forward to your contributions for the next term. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  6. Big Bird (talkcontribs) 12:35, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  7. A good candidate. Camaron | Chris (talk) 20:03, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  8. Support. Lugnuts (talk) 15:22, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
  9. Of course--Caspian blue 21:41, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  10. Only recently jumped into the coordinator's chair -- although seemed to have taken that seat long before. I am happy to see PC78 continue. CactusWriter | needles 11:26, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  11. Wildhartlivie (talk) 16:37, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
  12. jameszerukjr (talk) 10:32, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
  13. John Carter (talk) 15:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Sephiroth BCR[edit]

Sephiroth BCR (talk · contribs)

Hello, I'm a standing coordinator running for reelection. — sephiroth bcr (converse) 10:03, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Sephiroth BCR[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
    • As seen with my contributions, I'm very proficient in the construction of featured lists; I rank second among all Wikipedians in terms of featured lists produced and I am the director of the featured list removal process. As such, I'm more than happy to provide advice and aid towards editors seeking to make film featured lists. Past this, I am fairly experienced with the creation of featured topics; I have five featured topics to my credit, and again, I'm more than happy to help other users in that department as well. From my time spent editing anime and manga articles, I'm well experienced in terms of dealing with the increasingly messy and volatile area that is fiction on Wikipedia, and I can apply this equally to fiction articles under the scope of the film WikiProject whether it is in AfDs, merge discussions, or how to make an article on a fictional element into a quality piece. On top of this, I am an administrator, and can perform all of the admin-centric tasks on request.

Votes in support of Sephiroth BCR[edit]

  1. A good candidate. Bzuk (talk) 13:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC).
  2. 97198 (talk) 02:18, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  3. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 02:25, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  4. Would enjoy working with Sephiroth again. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  5. Big Bird (talkcontribs) 12:40, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  6. Support. Lugnuts (talk) 15:22, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
  7. Cirt (talk) 17:57, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  8. I've has less interaction with Sephiroth than some of the others here, but I've been impressed by what I've seen. PC78 (talk) 16:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  9. John Carter (talk) 15:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Shamwow86 (blocked indefinitely)[edit]

Note: No further votes please as Shamwow86 has been indefinitely blocked.

Shamwow86 (talk · contribs)

Hello out there fellow Wikipedians, my name is Shamwow86. You probably haven't heard of me, but I've been editing here on Wikipedia for quite a while, first when I lived in Chicago, and now here, in my new home in Oregon. Wikiproject Films is quite possibly the best Wikiproject that Wikipedia has to offer, and I'd like to help keep that going. I am very passionate about film and about Wikipedia, a good mix for this job I'd say. I have a lot of hopes and aspirations for this Wikiproject and I know that it can continue to grow and it can help Wikipedia become an even better website. Thank you, I hope I can get your support.

Comments and Questions for Shamwow86[edit]

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within WikiProject Films?
I've been generally proud of all my accomplishments here at Wikipedia. I've created a plethora of film and film related articles and I have a vast knowledge of all things Wikipedia. I love my fellow Wikipedians and I hope to continue to work with them in the future. I can't really say that I have one accomplishment that stands out as my proudest.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a Films coordinator?
I listen, I watch, and I interpret. I'm a good communicator and I know if something doesn't look right. I'm a good fact checker and I'm always polite to my peers.
Well, that's an interesting question. When I lived in Chicago, I had another Wikipedia account, but after a few weeks of inactivity on that account (I was in Milwaukee taking care of my mother, she passed away in January) I created a new account here in Oregon. I erased my other account and started this one.
Can you address the whole of my questions? Also, if you deny that you are Creamy3, then may I ask what your old username was, as a matter of record? If you are claiming additional experience, then it would greatly benefit members to be able to examine what made up the majority of your contributions. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 18:11, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Absolutely. You are a very inquisitive fellow Girolamo Savonarola, I like that. I am not Creamy3, my former username was Titchbits74, Creamy3 was a lying, conniving little jerk. I swear to you that I am not Creamy3 because I have actual hopes and ambitions for Wikipedia. I thank you for your vigilant search for the truth. Shamwow86 (talk) 19:22, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
To clarify, for everyone's sake, User:Titchbits74 was created and indefinitely blocked for a username violation, nothing in the edits look problematic. Immediately afterwards, User:Aspririn was created and just for the user page, no other edits. A few weeks later, User:Shamwow86 was created and edited as such. As an admin, I can confirm there were no notable deleted edits. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Do you feel that it was appropriate for you to post to other candidates and voters talk pages asking for them to vote for you[1][2]. What about the remarks you made on Girolamo's talk page regarding his legitimate questions above[3]. Do you feel this is appropriate behavior for someone wanting to be a project coordinator? I also have to second the question of where all these article creations are. The blocked account noted above only had 28 article edits, which includes creating only 3 film articles. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 23:32, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Votes in Support of Shamwow86[edit]

  1. Happy Editing Love Anna (talk) 01:48, 15 March 2009 (UTC) I'm sorry - I withdraw my vote. Good luck with your campaign. Happy Editing Love Anna (talk) 01:48, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  2. Support--I do not know this user or his/her edits, but this statement above seems to exemplify what we need in a coordinator: "I listen, I watch, and I interpret. I'm a good communicator and I know if something doesn't look right. I'm a good fact checker and I'm always polite to my peers." With that statement alone, you have earned my support. --Thomprod (talk) 19:45, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  3. Shamwow86 sounds like a sound editor and a good person. I support him or her. Sally77 (talk) 23:17, 23 March 2009 (UTC) Sally77 (talkcontribs) has made few or no other edits outside this topic.
Note: No further votes please as Shamwow86 has been indefinitely blocked.


Collectonian, Erik, Girolamo Savonarola, Lugnuts, Nehrams2020, PC78, and Sephiroth BCR will fill the seven coordinator slots based on the above tally of votes.

General comments[edit]

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