SmashWiki:Requests for adminship/Disaster Flare

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

Well...where do I begin? I may have only been on SmashWiki for a year, but this isn't my first wiki. The first one I joined was Bulbapedia under the name Pokedex493 (I still have the account, but I'm not as active on there anymore) back in 2011, around the time when Pokemon Black and White information was starting to be revealed. I had learned a lot in those years I spent on there, and when I joined SmashWiki in 2014, I took those skills with me, and did my best to apply it when needed. Additionally, I tried out to be a Junior Administrator on Bulbapedia back in 2012, and I had qualified for all categories except one: edit count. After I submitted my application, I worked hard and eventually did reach the edit count they required, but it was too late and that was the sole reason I wasn't accepted.

While I haven't made extremely large contributions to SmashWiki, some notable things I've done were add the trophy descriptions to all SSB4 Assist Trophy, Poke Ball summons, and plain character pages that still needed them. Personality-wise, I can be a very nice person, trying my best to be nice to everyone, no matter how disrespectful they're being, and if an argument were to take place, then I'm always willing to listen to both sides of an argument before I make a decision, and if I can't decide, then that's when I'd ask otherss for their opinions and figure it out from there.

I'm aware the most recent of people who tried out were mainly doing it for stopping vandals, but that's not what adminship is about, we can still stop them just fine with the tools we already have as it is. We choose to want to become admins (or at least I did) because I have faith in this community and I want to better help solve disputes, I want to make sure everyone feels safe on the wiki and I want to make sure that disputes/arguments don't ruin anyone's time on here. All of you have always been extremely helpful toward me, been there for me when I needed it, and I'm even making friends here, and I want to better help this community continue to grow, I want people to be encouraged to come to SmashWiki and look to us for the information they're searching for. If there's anything else you were expecting from this, hopefully you will find what you're looking for from my contributions and my edit count, and if you have any questions, please let me know and I'll answer as soon as possible. Thanks everyone for reading and I wish everyone the best of luck in their future contributions to the wiki. Disaster Flare (talk) 00:32, 26 October 2015 (EDT)


  1. Support. You are a good rollbacker from what I can tell, but why are you applying for adminship? Yes, I do think you will be a good (Not excellent) admin, that would be average with conflict resolution. INoMedssig.png INoMed (Talk • Contribs) 03:45, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Well, it's something I've wanted to try for a few years now. I wanted to try again on Bulbapedia, but they only let people try out when they have openings. I dunno, SmashWiki feels more open about it if you ask me, and I think I could learn a lot more in an admin position that I can't normally learn in my current state. Disaster Flare (talk) 03:53, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
  2. Very strong support. All who are saying they've only known him for a short time, remember Bulbaboy? He's Bulbaboy. So I feel confident that you can be a good admin. Ganonmew, The Evil Clone 05:45, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Yeah. I still remember the bulbaboy days of DF... INoMedssig.png INoMed (Talk • Contribs) 07:21, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Those were dark times...kidding, kidding. XD Really the way I see it, the name Bulbaboy was me as a child, and Disaster Flare is me growing up. Disaster Flare (talk) 12:59, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Switching to Very, VERY Strong Support. You're probably the best dispute handler on the wiki. Also, all of the admins at this point are dysfunctional right now: one is never active when we need them, one has a shaky reputation, one only really helps with vandals and janitorial work, and one makes 90KB worth of bickering all the time. You are the one we need. Ganonmew, The Thankful Evil Clone 11:36, 11 November 2015 (EST)
    Sorry I haven't been able to respond to this (I've been trying to respond to all messages on here), this one's just difficult to reply to. I can't agree with your claims on our current admins, but I also can't disagree either. I'm remaining neutral in response, mainly because I don't wanna show any favoritism/hostility towards any of them. Thank you for the continued support however. :D Disaster Flare (talk) 04:51, 14 November 2015 (EST)
    Ok, just for clarification, I apologize if I came off as inflammatory to any of the sysops/bureaucrat who were mentioned and are aware they were, but quite honestly their flaws are not something to sugarcoat. My main point is DF is one of a kind as a user. Ganonmew, The Thankful Evil Clone 07:34, 14 November 2015 (EST)
  3. Support I...haven't got much to say, honestly. Changing the head icon used. No biggie.Aidan, Master of Speed and AuraPer Request, for User:Aidanzapunk. 07:12, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Well do you have any ideas on how I can improve? I could really use the advice. Disaster Flare (talk) 20:13, 27 October 2015 (EDT)
    I would recommend a reason why you support his RfA personally. Dots (talk) 60% tech skill, 30% crazy, 10% you name it. :P The Falcon 20:16, 27 October 2015 (EDT)
    Good point, that would be recommended for a reason. If he doesn't reply, I have his email so I'll ask him to reply to this with a reason so that way his vote'll count. Disaster Flare (talk) 22:08, 27 October 2015 (EDT)
    The reason I "don't really have much to say" is because what needs to be said has kinda already been said. Changing the head icon used. No biggie.Aidan, Master of Speed and AuraPer Request, for User:Aidanzapunk. 15:56, 28 October 2015 (EDT)
  4. Full support Most certainly. You're saying you can use the admin tools and abilities effectively, and coupled with your experience, I have no idea why not. Drill Blaster Mark 2 (talk) 07:59, 27 October 2015 (EDT)
  5. Full Support Like you, I've only been here a short while. On the whole, you sound like a good guy. A really good guy. User:ThePikaPlayer 3:44 29 October 2015 (EDT)
    I try my best, and I hope you enjoy being on the wiki so far. :D Disaster Flare (talk) 16:42, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
  6. Support. You've recently proven multiple times you know how to settle disputes, and you have experience with wikis. Good luck! John This is for my signature, which I was told needed to be edited. PK SMAAAASH!! 16:40, 30 October 2015 (EDT)
    Thanks, good look on your future edits. :D Disaster Flare (talk) 18:11, 30 October 2015 (EDT)
  7. Weak support.Really becoming more active in the wiki, and participating in major projects (like depreciating the Smasher pages.) Nyargleblargle Let's go Mets! (Talk · Contribs) 10:48, 1 November 2015 (EST)
    Trust me, it won't end there. I have some big plans for the Tripping and Pokémon Universe page. :D Disaster Flare (talk) 21:53, 1 November 2015 (EST)
    Shifting to support. OT made a good point about edit counts (my main concern before) not being particularly relevant to a user's ability, especially in this case. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Talk | Contribs) 16:33, 17 November 2015 (EST)
  8. Weak Support: Your answer was, in my opinion, satisfactory. I do like lenience in newer users, especially if they are being harassed anyway. I am convinced of your dispute handling skills at this time. You've also increased your edit count...but in doing so, you've fallen down the one pitfall that prevents this from being a full support: Many of your edits are the same, short, simple, edit applied to a group of pages. Try going for more substantial things. I would like to see some page and template creation out of you too before fully supporting this. But hey, you've budged me twice, and trust me, that's not a typically easy thing to do. I tend to stand firm. Well done and best of luck. Serpent SKSig.png King 01:56, 9 November 2015 (EST)
    Thank you, while I will agree that most of my edits are like that, one thing I struggle with is finding ways I can make substantial edits (Though one such example of a way I have done it is on the Pokémon Universe page, though it does need cleaning up most likely). Another thing I struggle with is finding new pages I can create or creating a template that actually can and will be helpful to the wiki, so I try my best to look around for ways to help. Disaster Flare (talk) 02:02, 9 November 2015 (EST)
  9. Slight Support You are getting better at the wiki. I love when you take on ambitious projects, although your edits are kind of simplistic. Keep it up and good luck. You earned my trust. Luigi540 (talk) 23:12, 9 November 2015 (EST)
    Thank you for the support, I do wanna say that I do wanna take on bigger projects, but there's the matter of finding those projects first, y'know? Disaster Flare (talk) 23:15, 9 November 2015 (EST)
  10. extreme support what is not to love about this guy Nintendofan1653 (talk) 09:41, 21 November 2015 (EST)


  1. Oppose. Not on account of you doing anything wrong per se, but on account of not having seen enough of you total to make the judgment that you're ready for the job. Miles (talk) 15:43, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    This dude's been renamed from bulbaboy. So yeah, this dude's been on longer than you think. INoMedssig.png INoMed (Talk • Contribs) 15:45, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    That doesn't change the fact that his edit count is below 1000. SerpentKing (talk) 15:49, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    While I do see your point, I have been trying to be more active on the mainspace, and I plan on reaching 1000 soon. Disaster Flare (talk) 15:54, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Update: Just to keep everyone up to speed, in total edit count, I just reached 1000 today. Disaster Flare (talk) 14:38, 28 October 2015 (EDT)
    Miles, I urge you to reevaluate this vote. DF has made some significant improvement over the last few weeks, and I am now much more convinced of his ability to handle adminship. At the very least, I would like you to explain more indepth the reason for opposing this RfA. Serpent SKSig.png King 18:34, 9 November 2015 (EST)
    Lack of experience continues to be the deciding factor for me for the time being. Again, DF has done nothing to indicate that he would be a bad admin per se, but I feel that he needs more experience with both wikis generally and with SmashWiki specifically before adminship would be appropriate. Miles (talk) 23:41, 9 November 2015 (EST)
    Well if it makes you feel any better Miles, Serpent is showing me the ropes on coding. Disaster Flare (talk) 23:47, 9 November 2015 (EST)
    Indeed. He can make tables now! Serpent SKSig.png King 23:53, 9 November 2015 (EST)
    And that's the kind of progress I hope you continue to make, and which may make you a good candidate for a future RfA. However, I think this one is a bit too soon for me to feel comfortable supporting you. Miles (talk) 23:54, 9 November 2015 (EST)
    I fully understand and I respect your opinion. I will do my best to get better. Disaster Flare (talk) 23:55, 9 November 2015 (EST)
  2. Oppose: I took a look through your history, and you don't seem to have any blemishes on your record. However, I'm not particularly impressed either; I only managed to find a few instances of you getting involved in a conflict or talking about a proposal, and I didn't see you add anything really substantial nor anything that really demonstrates the strength of your judgement. You don't appear to be a bad candidate, you may even be one of the better candidates at the moment, but a wiki shouldn't ever promote on a "why not?" basis, and I need to be convinced you gaining adminship would benefit the wiki beyond just giving it another person to ban vandals and take out the trash. I'm open to being convinced differently if you want to try. However, I suggest you not stressing yourself out so hard to "prove yourself", do not let the wiki consume you and do not put it at such a high priority for yourself, if you're capable of being admin it will show soon enough. One more thing for everyone else, edit count means absolutely nothing for one admin's capabilities, it should never be an argument for nor against someone. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 08:49, 14 November 2015 (EST)
    I first want to apologize for not getting to this sooner, I meant to but things came up. Anyway, I want to start by agreeing with most of the things you've said, yes I don't make a point to be more part in conflict resolution or proposals. I would give you my word saying I would become a bigger part, but I know my word just won't cut it, and you need visual evidence before you can trust what I say. I will say however that I definitely want to be more part of things like that, there's just the matter of being at the right place at the right time, but I always try to scout the RC for anything I can help out with, whether it be vandals, expanding upon articles, uploading images, etc. Even when I'm not logged in, I still have a tendency to scout the RC just in case, that way I can quickly log in if something's wrong. I will also say that yes, while I was stressed about my RfA and about proving myself at first, in the process I have learned when I need to back off from the wiki, and I try to not let it take over my life. Now, probably the question you're wondering most: "Why do you think you would make a worthy admin?"
    Not that it would help sway your opinions at all, but one quality that really helps out is that I tend to be on longer during the day than the admins, even to really late at night. This is due to the fact that I'm a night owl, and I prefer to stay up at night to help me think better, which helps especially with articles. Now, this does not mean it consumes my life, as I also use any quiet time to take a break and work on my webcomic or something. I also know that I don't exactly have the experience you're looking for, but whether this RfA passes or fails, I still want to improve. Serpent King's already teaching me more advanced code so I can better help around the wiki. He's been a very valuable mentor to me and I'm happy to work with him. I know your main concern is me just being another janitor. Heck, even I don't want that, and I've been trying hard to make sure that it doesn't. Like, okay, so even when I'm offline, I'm still working in a way, not just because I'd still be patrolling the RC, but also because I tend to work on drafts for things while I'm offline, or use it to think about creating my first template and what it would be. I want to improve, not just for the wiki, but for myself as well, and even if the application does fail, I'll take what I've learned from you and everyone else and use it to figure out what I need to improve on before I should make another attempt, that way I don't accidentally make a new one too soon, only to make a complete fool of myself. But again, I know just my word alone won't cut it, which is why I'll keep doing what I normally do, but better. Another thing I'd like to point out on why I'd be a good candidate is because of my general pacifism on the wiki, mostly during conflicts and whenever users are pushing me around. I try my best to stay as calm as possible during it, while trying to solve the conflict in the process. I gained this ability from my cousin actually (Her and I have never been on good terms, so in order to prevent a fight from breaking out, I had to learn to control my irritability, and I try my very best to not let anger show on the wiki, regardless of how much something may bother me. If you have any questions or anything else that you need to help further prove that I'm a candidate, then please do not hesitate to let me know. Disaster Flare (talk) 04:36, 15 November 2015 (EST)
    For you and anyone else who's having second thoughts or having trouble deciding. Disaster Flare (talk) 15:57, 16 November 2015 (EST)
    I read through your response, and the qualification page you filled out. However, I remain unconvinced you would be a fully competent admin that wouldn't just be a handy janitor. Your linked examples of dispute resolution skills really didn't do anything to change my prior judgment. And I don't think pacifism is a beneficial trait for an admin; an admin needs to be fully willing to get involved in conflicts, confront users, and be willing to be strict when problems arise. However, I do think you have potential, and will be observing you for the coming months, to better gauge your admin capabilities for when you make another RfA down the line. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 18:13, 16 November 2015 (EST)
    In hindsight, pacifism was a poor choice for a word, as I have confronted in the past, but nonetheless, I thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you again in the coming months. Disaster Flare (talk) 21:27, 16 November 2015 (EST)
  3. Changing my vote again to oppose. Simply put, your comment that you have been trying to impress people just goes to further my point. But whether or not you do stop it if you're promoted, it means you weren't, and as far as I can tell still aren't, ready for admin powers. You shouldn't have to try; if you were ready to handle a position of power like this, it would come more naturally. And as much as I hate receiving this type of answer, I'm forced to give it: wait. Stick around. Stop trying so hard, and just be a part of the community. Until it's clear that you're ready and not just because you've been striving to be perfect, I can't support this. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by a turkey! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 22:10, 18 November 2015 (EST)
    I will admit, trying to impress people isn't exactly what I've been trying to do anymore, with it really only being used at the very beginning. However, after seeing what you and Omega had to say, I do see a point of I may not exactly be ready after all yet, which is why I'm considering withdrawing the application. Disaster Flare (talk) 17:25, 19 November 2015 (EST)
    I think I'll wait however, I'd rather know what Toomai thinks. Disaster Flare (talk) 04:12, 20 November 2015 (EST)


  1. Already? I have no opinion as of yet, waiting for other inputs, so I will be Neutral for now. DekZek, The creature of your nightmares Dekzeksig-Oct.png 00:36, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Not a problem, again, I don't mind if I fail. If I do I'll at least have come out of it knowing what I need to improve upon. Disaster Flare (talk) 00:37, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    That didn't go so well for me, lol. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by BOO! Or maybe Nutta. 02:36, 27 October 2015 (EDT)
  2. Neutral leaning to oppose: The honest truth? I have only seen you active recently. Your edit count is below 1000, and I have yet to see dispute handling skills from you. This was too soon, become a more active part of our wiki then try again. Now, this vote can be swayed either direction. Start participating in and resolving disputes, make more substantial edits, and keep up your good work with rollback and I may consider changing to support. Ignoring this will most likely result in my moving to oppose in the long run. SerpentKing (talk) 00:44, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Yeah, that's what I've trying to do the last week. I perfectly see your point though, and I will try my best to become a bigger part of the wiki, regardless of whether this succeeds or fails. Disaster Flare (talk) 00:47, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Changing to Neutral because you handled this (among other recent disputes) perfectly. SerpentKing (talk) 01:14, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
    His edit count is now above 1000 and he also fixed the deprecated code of all Smasher pages (well not without me doing a lot too but..). He also added trophy descriptions for the majority of items. Ganonmew, The Thankful Evil Clone 15:32, 2 November 2015 (EST)
    Correction, all of them (at least to my knowledge). I've also been the sole contributor to the list of tripping attacks from SSB4, added trophy info for Poké Ball Pokémon and Assist Trophies, and I'm currently checking prerelease images. Disaster Flare (talk) 15:35, 2 November 2015 (EST)
  3. Neutral leaning towards oppose. Only ever seen you until now, and you don't seem very active either. Removing my vote as I don't feel educated enough to have a say in this. Simply just because I didn't do my homework, so I shouldn't have the choice of this :P F0rZ3r0F0r (talk) 02:47, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    On the contrary, I do try to get on every day now for the past month, but noted regardless. Disaster Flare (talk) 03:06, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Uhh...wha? Ganonmew, The Thankful Evil Clone 18:06, 17 November 2015 (EST)
    People will sometimes just retract a vote entirely. It's not an impossible thing, so. Disaster Flare (talk) 18:07, 17 November 2015 (EST)
  4. Oppositionally neutral. You do a lot. Do more. You're a vertebrate. Show us your backbone. Repeat. Keep repeating for a long time. Then apply again. Aardvarkian (TalkContributions) 04:30, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    That's what I'll do, but I'd like to see how this turns out first before I go thinking about applying again. Disaster Flare (talk) 12:59, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Ok. Sorry if that was unhelpful. Of all the users that have requested last week, I will say that I oppose yours the least, due to the fact that you've made some good and sensible edits. Adminship may or may not be in your sight, but just keep it up for now and see where it takes you. Aardvarkian (TalkContributions) 22:26, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    That's what I'm doing, thank you for the advice. It helps more than you may think. Disaster Flare (talk) 22:47, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Cool man. Aardvarkian (TalkContributions) 23:07, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
  5. Neutral. You'd be great with dealing with vandalism and decent with disputes judging from thus far, but I'd like to see more mainspace edits. Nyargleblargle Let's go Mets! (Talk · Contribs) 07:03, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    That's the plan Nyargle. As the days go by I find more and more ways I can contribute, so it's no longer a matter of "what am I supposed to edit." Disaster Flare (talk) 12:59, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    I'll probably revisit in a couple weeks, then. Nyargleblargle Let's go Mets! (Talk · Contribs) 13:48, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    I'll be looking forward to it. Disaster Flare (talk) 15:15, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    I feel like whenever someone says "Do more" or "Contribute more", it always seems like one of these three: redundanf, inconsistent, and/or vague. Ganonmew, The Evil Clone 16:16, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
  6. Neutral, leaning towards support I think you'd be a better admin than Aidan (no offense Aidan), and I believe that we need another admin, I just don't feel like I know you well enough to truthfully say either way, y'know? ---Preceding unsigned comment added by BOO! Or maybe Nutta. 19:35, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Understandable, I was the same way about your admin attempt, no offense. Disaster Flare (talk) 19:42, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
    Changing my vote to neutral, leaning very slightly towards oppose. While, yes, you have been improving a lot since you applied, it all seems to be based around impressing us rather than actually being useful, which, while it is not inherently a bad thing, is a good implication that your improvements may halt once you become admin and no longer need to impress us. ---Preceding unsigned comment added by a turkey! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 17:03, 10 November 2015 (EST)
    Yes, I will admit that I've been trying to impress people, but if I somehow implicated that was my only goal, I sincerely apologize, as that was not my intention. It's quite the opposite actually, while yes, I do want to impress people, I also want to improve for me as well, as I kick myself for not trying hard enough on Bulbapedia, and not trying hard enough on here when I first join. Whether this succeeds or fails, I plan on continuing improving, I plan on finding new ways to help around the wiki, and with Serpent recently starting to teach me more advanced coding for making templates, etc., I feel like I can contribute even more to the wiki than I ever could before, and that's what I will do, no matter the outcome. I appreciate your concerns, and I once again apologize if my actions have seemed in any way malicious or misguided. Disaster Flare (talk) 17:38, 10 November 2015 (EST)
  7. 'Neutral, slightly towards support' Not sure if you deserved to pass and become an admin in my eyes. But recently, I see you working hard diligently. You went from being questionable candidate to more of the better admin candidates I seen before. Should you keep it up and show more of what you are capable of? I will change my opinion. Luigi540 (talk) 00:54, 31 October 2015 (EDT)
    I will try my very best (I'll try not to overwork myself though, that wouldn't be good). :D Disaster Flare (talk) 00:57, 31 October 2015 (EDT)
  8. Very neutral I'd love to say "go on then, let's have another admin, waheyyy", but I just don't have a good reason to do so. For the first time in years, SmashWiki is finally going to have a reasonable number of active administrators, and you sadly missed the bandwagon to jump into that number. You've proven a proficient user thus far, but not in a way that proves you more proficient than, or just particularly different to our other candidates. I'd be very pleased on a personal level to see you promoted, but I don't have a good reason to vote that way. Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatum 09:57, 18 November 2015 (EST)


Say you're an admin and you get into a dispute with an experienced user. You are 100% sure about your side of the debate. Say, then, other users enter the debate against you. What do you do? SerpentKing (talk) 00:54, 26 October 2015 (EDT)

It depends, there's the question that needs to be considered of "If we were to go with their side, would it make the page better or worse if it involves a page?" (Since most disputes on SmashWiki usually involve pages, we'll use this as an example) I like to experiment, especially with pages, and if an event like this were to happen, then I'd take what they're so insistent on and experiment the change (using the preview button in order to do so mind you.) If it somehow improves the page, then it definitely needs to be approved, if I'm still not sure however, I'd most likely screencap it and post it as a user image and ask those who think it'd make it better what they think. Disaster Flare (talk) 00:59, 26 October 2015 (EDT)

Would you mind linking to attempts at conflict resolution? Nyargleblargle Let's go Mets! (Talk · Contribs) 06:08, 26 October 2015 (EDT)

I'm not DF, but here and here. Ganonmew, The Evil Clone 06:29, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
I'd like to say though that the first one may not be the best example of how I'd deal with a dispute, that's just me though. Disaster Flare (talk) 12:59, 26 October 2015 (EDT)
I'd like to point out this recent fight too. Disaster Flare (talk) 01:22, 28 October 2015 (EDT)

Guys, do keep in mind that just because someone has a low edit count and not being here long enough doesn't mean that they aren't already denied for a successful RfA; although I would admit that yes, some of his contributions may not be so much admin-quality but he still did make some good overall quality edits too. Dots (talk) 60% tech skill, 30% crazy, 10% you name it. :P The G-Man 22:03, 26 October 2015 (EDT)

Excellent point Dots, yes, while I may not have the most edits out of anyone on the wiki, keep in mind I am a veteran of Bulbapedia, and I'd be willing to show my contributions there if it's needed. I doubt it will be, but the option's there just in case. Disaster Flare (talk) 22:47, 26 October 2015 (EDT)

I suggest we try and make this page as short as possible so we don't make the Wiki a lag sandbox. User:ThePikaPlayer 3:8, 29 October 2015 (EDT)

...What? ---Preceding unsigned comment added by BOO! Or maybe Nutta. 15:53, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
Not really gonna happen Pika. Admin applications are very high-profile, and they kinda need to be long so that way everyone can state their honest opinions before Toomai makes a decision. Disaster Flare (talk) 17:20, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
Oh, OK. Hope I didn't mess up. I'm just trying to make this a better place. User:ThePikaPlayer 5:26, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
It's perfectly fine, I understand you're new here and don't quite have the ropes yet. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask someone and we'll do our best to help if we can. Disaster Flare (talk) 17:27, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
Let's just hope it doesn't get more than 90KB big like ToastUltimatum's second one did. That one was overdone with backlash from OT, even as someone who probably admires him more than anyone on the wiki (no offense). Ganonmew, The Evil Clone 17:39, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
I'm not sure what to say, but it's somewhere along the lines of "I think that's what I said earlier." The sprite of Pokémon #25 Pikachu. Pika, Wild Turkey appeared! Talkz 19:17, 3 November 2015 (EST)

(reset indent) Eh I doubt that'll happen anyway. I have no quarrel with anyone on the site and as far as I know, nobody has anything bad against me, though it sucks that not a lot of people are voting, I could really use some advice if I'm doing something wrong, y'know? Disaster Flare (talk) 19:34, 3 November 2015 (EST)

I'm not sure what to do with this at the moment, and am mostly commenting as an indicator that I'm not ignoring it. The main roadblock currently is that I honestly don't know who you are. Despite seeing you make a bunch of edits recently, I don't recognize your username at all, and it's spooking me out. I'm going to have to research your edit history or something. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Orchestral 11:35, 1 November 2015 (EST)

ahem. Also the fact that an unfamiliar usename spooks you out made my day. Ganonmew, The Thankful Evil Clone 11:39, 1 November 2015 (EST)
Probably because he doesn't know Flare from Bublbaboy. But then again, nobody knows anybody old who changed their username. The sprite of Pokémon #25 Pikachu. Pika, Wild Turkey appeared! Talkz 11:09, 4 November 2015 (EST)
Already taken care of. I messaged him on his talk page telling him how he'd know me. Disaster Flare (talk) 12:50, 4 November 2015 (EST)

Ok, I'm gonna say this: this is taking way too long. Fortunately, Disaster Flare has a ton of perseverance, but we need to come to some sort of consensus. Let's hope that it arrives before the sun gets so hot Earth becomes Venus. Ganonmew, The Thankful Evil Clone 22:00, 6 November 2015 (EST)

It's only been just over a week... ---Preceding unsigned comment added by a turkey! Or maybe DatNuttyKid. 22:03, 6 November 2015 (EST)
Yeah, if it were 6 months, then that'd be a problem... o_o Disaster Flare (talk) 22:04, 6 November 2015 (EST)
From my experience, these normally last 1-2 months. DekZek Dekzeksig.png 22:08, 6 November 2015 (EST)
@YouNuttyChild (;-)), SERIOUSLY?! It's felt like forever. Geez, wow... Ganonmew, The Thankful Evil Clone 22:12, 6 November 2015 (EST)
Well...mine took 3 Serpent SKSig.png King 22:18, 6 November 2015 (EST)
Its also been less than two weeks since this started. With dispute stalemates like these, discussions could take a ton of time to resolve. :P Dots (talk) 60% tech skill, 30% crazy, 10% you name it. :P The Captain 00:05, 7 November 2015 (EST)
For me, it's like Ganonmew said, "It's felt like forever." The sprite of Pokémon #25 Pikachu.Pika, Wild Turkey appeared! Talk 09:23, 7 November 2015 (EST)

I am going to give you a chance to get me in support:

Say there is a newer user who is not quite familiar with our policies yet. Now say someone corrects their edits and leaves messages on their talk page, but they are a bit...overboard ("OMG will you PLEASE sign your comments? You're so annoying..." etc). The new user continues to violate the policy. How do you resolve the situation? Serpent SKSig.png King 01:30, 9 November 2015 (EST)

As per your previous question, it depends. For one thing, if the user who's trying to correct them is saying being rude like that, I'm going to scold them no matter what, because there's no need to be rude to anyone, no matter what wrongdoing they've committed. When it comes to the user, that's difficult to determine. It'd have to depend on how exactly they're violating policies and what policies they're violating, for instance, a signed comment issue, I'm going to be a bit easygoing on, as it's not a terrible issue, just a minor issue that can be fixed rather quickly. Most likely the reason they'd ignore it is maybe because the user's being rude to them. I know I wouldn't wanna listen to someone who's being rude to me, so I'd talk to them myself, explain why exactly they're being called out, apologize for said user's misbehavior, and link them to the policies and hope they'll listen then. If not, then I'll remind them a couple more times, give them a few more chances, you know. If they continue to break the policies, then at that point I know I have no choice but to issue a penalty. The penalty would depend on the severity of the policy violation, but since they'd most likely be good faith, then it wouldn't be TOO severe, just enough to get their attention. At that point I'd put one more message on their talk page explaining why they faced a penalty and ask kindly to refrain from doing it again and to look at the policies they've been violating. Hopefully this helps, and if you need further information, don't hesitate to ask. Disaster Flare (talk) 01:44, 9 November 2015 (EST)