SmashWiki:Requests for adminship/Defiant Elements

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Candidate, please summarize why you are running for adminship below.

I've been reluctant to run for adminship in the past because it's always seemed as though SmashWiki has had a sufficient number of sysops. However, lately, it has seemed as though it wouldn't hurt to have an additional sysop or two; thus, this RFA. (And besides, the irony of my becoming a sysop considering the first slew of edits I made to SmashWiki is just too good to pass up.)

I always hate writing candidate statements for RfAs because, as I've said on more RfAs than I can count, there are only a very few people who can honestly claim that they "need" the sysop tools. I will note, however, that I've been editing wikis, beginning with GuildWiki, since October '06, and that I was a bureaucrat and founding member of PvXwiki and a sysop on the Guild Wars Wiki. I'm not the most active user around here, but I am on pretty much every day, and though my edit count isn't terrifically high, quality over quantity and all that jazz. With those two things said, I'll limit my self-aggrandizement to simply saying that I believe I'd make a strong addition to the administrative team (my contributions should, hopefully, bear that out) and let you all be the judges. If y'all have any specific questions, I'll be happy to answer 'em on the talk page.

Cheers. – Defiant Elements +talk 02:36, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


  • Support Like seriously, Guildwiki is taking over :o. But honestly, great contributor, knows his around a debate, and way overdue for this. - Hatake91 (talk) 02:43, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support- Defiant Elements is like a more amazing version of me, so I expect everyone who supported me to support DE as well :P --Shadowcrest 14:28, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Get off the bandwagon please. Blue Ninjakoopa 15:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
I knew DE before all of you, so tbh get off my bandwagon pls. --Shadowcrest 18:58, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Please. There is no "bandwagon" anymore. Blue Ninjakoopa 20:31, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • K - You have some problems but you're good to go for adminship I suppose. Blue Ninjakoopa 15:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • SupportObviously one of the most productive users here, DE knows his way around the wiki. As far as I know, he's been the cool neutral voice of reasoning in user conflicts, and he's someone that I would like as a lawyer. R0C|< 0|\|!L33t Silvie Your epidermis is showing. 19:25, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support What L33tSilvie said, but I would also expect that you would make more edits if you got this power. Of course, my ability to force you to do anything is pretty much nil, but take it as a suggestion.--Bek (talk) 20:24, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Admins don't need to edit everyday- I rarely edit GuildWiki, but I check there numerous times a day and sit on their IRC channel for at least 6 hours a day. I fully believe that DE checks in frequently, given he edits here even when he doesn't edit PvX or GWW. And that's all that's really required from him, seeing as even if he were promoted somehow I don't think he'd prefer to just do mundane stuff. --Shadowcrest 20:34, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Mild Support. DE knows what he's doing and has been helpful not only in standard editing but also in user discussions. Miles (talk) 22:43, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Good user who I think would bear this responsibility well. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 10:28, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support I think DE would handle the tools well, and he's got years of experience with other wikis too. ClonedPickle 18:00, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support As per above. GutripperSpeak 02:14, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


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  • Hrm? - I'm not sure if he'll use these tools properly. Blue Ninjakoopa 20:31, 27 April 2009 (UTC)