Forum:Request for bureaucratship
Hey, Smashwiki team, I'm Charitwo, one of administrators here. I've thought about this a while, and after speaking to one of the semi-active bureaucrats, he suggested that I follow this route to request bureaucrat here on SmashWiki. We currently don't have a set process, as the last bureaucrat was chosen by hand, but due to the increase in the community from the merge, a warrant for consensus is needed.
Let me start of by formally introducing myself; my name is Charitwo if you didn't gather that already :) I started out on Wikia in September 07 when my wiki was moved to Wikia, something you the community can relate to. So I know exactly where you're coming from when you had issues or adjustments to address or get used to after merging, I went through the same thing. Wikia grew on me, and the move was definitely for the best. The wiki in question is FFXIclopedia, of where I'm also a sysop, and I've been a part of that community since November of 06. When I'm not contributing or maintaining FFXI or SmashWiki, I involve myself in anti-vandalism and spam efforts across Wikia, locate/reproduce/report bugs on various wikis, and provide support to the Wikia community through Central Wikia, individual wikis, and IRC on the freenode network, and where I am not able to assist, I relay them in the right direction.
As far as this Wiki, I started out in January prior to the release of Brawl and prior to the wiki merge. [w:User:Angies|Angie] of the Wikia gaming team asked me to help out here and help get this place going for the Brawl release. I ended up going from just helping out to a more active contributor role and was given sysop by Bonko24 for my efforts on the wiki.
Now onto why I think we need another active bureaucrat. Currently, Dtm142 and Kirby King are the two most recent bureaucrats to perform a bureaucratic function on SmashWiki. The other bureaucrat, Bonko24, retired during the merge of the two wikis. And the original bureaucrat, Alexir55 is no longer active here either. Currently, Dtm and Kirby King aren't as active as they used to be, and the other SmashWiki bureaucrats (Gideon and Moreliator) aren't active at all. So I was thinking another more active bureaucrat might help balance that out, especially with the bigger community. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Sysop nominations are closed, why do we need another bureaucrat right now?" The answer is, with another bureaucrat, I can work with the other active bureaucrats and administrators and see where we stand with activity amongst current sysops, and look into re-opening those again if and when necessary, to give those community members who enjoy maintaining the wiki (deleting old images, closing deletion discussions, dealing with vandalism, etc) a chance to better do what they do best. And I will also be more than willing to grant rollback rights to those who either aren't ready for an RfA, or do not wish to be an admin, but would like the ability to rollback vandalism and other bad faith edits. I've noticed a few folks around here who could more than likely benefit from it.
I thank you for your time reading this and look forward to your scrutiny. :)
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