The desire to achieve adminship has been tearing at me for a few days now, so I decided to give this a shot. I usually don't speak much about wanting to be a sysop, since I'm not what people would consider as an ambitious person. Indeed, power is not what I crave. I want to become an admin in order to help people. I've helped many people over my lifetime, and I believe that the powers of admin can further help me achieve this goal.
I first joined this great Wiki on April 17, 2008. I may have only been here for two months, but the number of contributions I've made to this site helps make up for that. Early in my editing career, I posted strategies on the "Meta Knight Match-Ups" page. I posted situational match-ups for every character. Every single one. That article has since disappeared, but I felt like I truly provided a great service to those looking to main Meta Knight. After a few weeks of inactivity, I started contributing more actively, and I have since cleaned up a lot of spelling and punctuation errors on many articles. I've also discovered some glitches in Brawl, and have posted them where appropriate. My most recent edit of somewhat notable acclaim is that I made a "Changes from N64 to Melee" section on every veteran's Melee page. This was an attempt to maintain consistency, as every veteran had a "Changes from Melee to Brawl" section on their Brawl pages. I believed it was the right thing to do.
As far as the Smash series goes, I am very knowledgable of it, and I have owned every installment since the original on N64. Therefore, I could make many edits that make logical sense to most people. I am also quite skilled, though it doesn't exactly pertain to my run for adminship. I am a supporter of tiers, and I have developed a well thought-out theory of their existence. This won't win me any points with anti-tiers, but it is still a notable asset.
As for what I would do if I achieved adminship, it would be great to protect pages, block vandals, and delete joke pages. Delivering the Iron Fist of Justice upon vandals is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I love this site, and I just hate those who would want to ruin it. Also, some people end up getting blocked by mistake (usually because of IP Address issues). Since I survey this site every day, I could quickly lift someone's ban if they accidently got blocked for no reason.
The traits that define me most are intelligence, honor, and professionalism. I type in a very professional manner, and I hardly ever make spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors. My 3.6 GPA in high school further reflects my intelligence, and if I used it to its full potential, I feel like I could really get some work done here.
Overall, becoming an admin means to me that I could help those in need and make this site (and to a smaller extent, the world) a better place. To help is my intention, not to hurt or abuse my power. I would love to become a role model to people, and as hard as I've worked, I wouldn't want this dream to go up in smoke. The hard work I've done, and the hard work I'm going to do, made this site better, but now I'm ready for the next level. Please support me, for in the long run, you certainly won't regret it. Thank you. - GalaxiaD (talk) 02:27, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
- Strongly SupportHe is one of the most active users here, As well as a huge contributor to the wiki.I'm sure that he'd do an even better job as a admin.And if he gets too wrapped up in his '"justice" I'll be sure to knock some sense into him. Hatake91 (talk) 02:52, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
- Strongly SupportHe is one of my few friends here and I think he would really do well as an admin. He is a very noble and honorable person, as well as a great friend. Roxas Ansem Destiny (talk) 03:33, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
- Oh no, I hate when I have to vote for my friends. Im going to say Neutral. I see you alot, but I really don't see MAJOR edits. Sorry dude. Also, if you were to create more pages, that would be helpful. Zmario (talk) 09:31, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Support He's been a good friend, and is certainly an active contributor. However, I have to curse him, since I know I'd be opposed were I to run for Sysop-ness. Ike6481 (talk) 18:47, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Support I've seen you around SmashWiki a bunch, and it's clear that you make great edits. --Posted by Pikamander2 (Talk) at 22:57, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
- I didn't realize that you have made so few edits to the Main namespace. I'm sorry, but I now Oppose.
Support You are a regular contributor. While I do not see many "Major" edits, I do see alot of improvement on the wiki because of you. (Wolf O'Donnell (talk · contributions) 06:39, 21 June 2008 (UTC))
Support It would be strong but as almost everyone above me has already stated, you haven't had many big edits, if so were done this would be a full support. Kperfekt722 (talk) 17:38, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Oppose Absolutely not. Though very enthusiastic, he has very little concept of the operational side of a wiki and spends the bulk of his contributions in the forum namespace and talk pages (which he also doesn't know how to use correctly; it's as though he doesn't realize that the watchlist exists). In the main namespace, GalaxiaD has less than 100 edits. Additionally, he's gone around suggesting to other users that they should nominate themselves for SysOp without having the slightest idea of what that entails or what qualities and skills would even be appropriate for an administrative figurehead in the wiki community. The fact that there is such a strong showing of support based on NOTHING relevant to the job is an excellent example of why this nomination page should not have comments from the general user base at all. Otherwise, anyone could rally all their friends together to show "support" for bringing people into the administrative fold who don't even know what a template is, can't explain how to fix a double redirect and don't know the difference between deleting a page and deleting its contents. It's great that you don't want to abuse your power and it's great that you want to help, but you can't live life on good intentions and before you worry about your "dreams going up in smoke," you have to realize that you're playing with fire that you don't understand. --RJM Talk 18:46, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Weak Oppose. I'm sorry, but I have to agree with Randal here. While what you have done in the main namespace has been good, it is few and far between. I mostly see you frequenting the forums and talk spaces, and rarely see you doing the housekeeping that is needed such as marking pages for cleanup, merge, or deletion. Mostly, I would just say to give it more time. You've only been here for two months. I know I was considered new for becoming a sysop after being here for eight months and having over 500 edits. Keep up what you've been doing and show some dedication to the housekeeping of the wiki and come back in a few months. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 20:55, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Oppose: Randall makes a good point, you haven't really been here long enough at all to even be considered. Sorry. -- Charitwo 21:03, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Strong Support You were one of the first people on this wikia i saw editing (Hence I'm even newer than you). You make great contributions daily. You let your anger get the better of you sometimes, but than you apologize and revert the rampage. JtM (talk) 22:35, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Slight Support You're a very active user. Although I agree on some parts on what Randall said, time shouldn't matter. Let's say hypothetically, if GalaxiaD made over 500 edits in one week, shouldn't that be enough to consider him a sysop? Also, he's notable for his Meta Knight match-ups page. Nicely done! But my opposing side is that you tend to argue alot, even for such simple things. Also needing of more major edits. ItemHazard (talk) 19:33, 22 June 2008 (UTC) ItemHazard