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Candidate, please summarize why you are running for adminship below.
Hello. I've been contributing to this wiki for over 6 months. I've fought many vandals, and tagged many spam pages for deletion. I want Adminship to give me the tools to make this easier. I have had two IPs, so if you would like more information you could look through their contributions.
One of my biggest goals here at this wiki is to fight vandalism. I keep hearing about schools not allowing Wikipedia as a source, saying that "anyone can edit it". I have always found wikipedia to be great resource however, but the vandalism there prevents it from becoming very reliable. Here, I would like to help Smashwiki keep its reliablity and respect throughout the Smash community.
One of the worst kinds of vandalism is the creation of spam pages. When this happens, a normal user can't simply delete the page. They have to tag it with deletion, and an Administrator has to come and find it. However, there are times when the Admins aren't around when this kind of spam happens. I come here quite a lot, so I believe I can help stop this kind of spam.
In short, I believe that I can use these tools responsibly, and hope you agree with me. Mr. Anon (talk) 18:54, June 23, 2010 (UTC)
- Slight Support I don't think you'd make a bad admin, but I think OT's RfA needs to be resolved first, and then after that we need to see if we need another sysop. Dr. Pain 99 Talk 21:29, June 23, 2010 (UTC)
- No. You're a good editor, but frankly I don't see you, as you currently are, as sysop material. Sorry. Miles (talk) 23:06, June 23, 2010 (UTC)
- I don't think so, Tim. - You're an amazing editor, but your grammar and way of handling conflict is bad. BNK [E|T|C] 02:03, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose Read above. Kperfekt Talk Is Cheap... But I Am Not. 04:00, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Strong Oppose. We have no need for a janitorial sysop and you show an obvious lack of full understanding of the games to make you a "skill" sysop. I've hardly ever seen you resolve user conflict in any way that is appropriate for an administrator, and I quite frankly don't trust your judgment. I hate being this harsh, because you are a valuable contributor, but not all good college football players are NFL material and not all good soldiers are good generals... Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 04:21, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose I agree with what CHawk said, but you are also suppose to describe why the Wiki wants you to be a sysop, not why you want to be a sysop. Omega Tyrant 04:47, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- -45% Now that I've seen other people's opinions and notes about your edits, my position has strengthened. Toomai Glittershine eXemplary Logic 16:11, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose The other opinions have influenced me.--MegaTron1XD 16:27, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose Yeah, I'm convinced your not ready yet.-Ivy73 16:57, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
-10% I don't really know why, but there's something here that doesn't seem right. Yeah, you notice/fix vandals, but you don't really stand out as "will improve this wiki with adminship". You probably should have waited until a few weeks after OmegaTyrant's RfA gets resolved, because compared to him you're not the better candidate. Toomai Glittershine eXemplary Logic 19:08, June 23, 2010 (UTC)
- Neutrality: I've been on this wiki for a bit longer than you have, and frankly I've done similar things for those months, yet I'm no admin myself. Not to say you'd be a bad admin or anything, but Toomai has a point there. --HavocReaper'48 19:22, June 23, 2010 (UTC)
Leaning to oppose Not saying you'd be a bad admin, but I do that stuff as well, and I'm no admin. OT is trying to be admin right now. If he becomes admin, he'll patrol the wikia for a while.--MegaTron1XD 20:09, June 23, 2010 (UTC)
It seems that this RFA will not pass. What should I do to improve myself so that I can request later? I believe I can be a great help to the wiki, and I want to serve it. What should I do to "prove my worth"? Mr. Anon (talk) 05:26, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Firstly, you should stop misusing rollback. It should only be used in instances of obvious vandalism, this edit was clearly not vandalism. When you see someone do an edit that you believe is false or unnecessary and is not vandalism, you undo the edit (or revert to an older version of the article if they made multiple faulty edits) and explain in the edit summary what the fault was with their edit. Though in the edit you rollbacked, the editor fixed some grammar mistakes and even though there were some faults in their edit, the edit did not need to be completely undone, especially with rollback. This shown an example of you using poor judgment, which is not acceptable for a potential admin. Secondly, you need more knowledge of the game. While not absolutely necessary for an admin, an admin should be very knowledgeable on at least one of the SSB games. Besides lacking this knowledge, you don't seem to have the clear understanding of the policies and guidelines along with the ability to handle user disputes well to make up for it. Omega Tyrant 06:41, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Well, in that edit, there was one part that said something about MK that I interpreted as vandalism, because it changed what the sentence meant. I was sorta in a hurry, so I didn't have time to completely look at his edit. I apologize to the user since it was in good faith. Now, after testing a bit in Brawl, I can say that I know a lot about that game. I also know quite a lot about Melee, but I have some trouble executing the special techniques, but that doesn't mean I don't know their capabilities. About policies and disputes, could you please elaborate, because (no offence, I think you would make a great Admin) I haven't seen you solve many disputes either. Mr. Anon (talk) 17:57, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- I haven't intervene in another user's dispute yet, but I have gotten into quite a few of them myself. During all of them, I remained calm and rational while providing proper arguments. I even admitted it when I was at fault during them. One such dispute was the first dispute I got in when I first started editing back in April, which was with you over whether or not Ness' d-tilt was a meteor smash or a semi-spike. During the dispute, I kept providing details of my testing and how Ness' d-tilt failed to provide a trajectory reminiscent of a meteor smash. You on the other hand, kept on trying to counter my argument with "it needs to be sweetspotted" or "show me a video of your testing". Despite this being my first dispute, I clearly handled it well and in each subsequent dispute since, I have remained calm and rational, without resorting to using the same ineffective argument when it did not properly counter the opposition's argument. Omega Tyrant 18:41, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Ok, then. I will try to be calm during disputes in the future. I hope we can still be friends. Mr. Anon (talk) 19:23, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
- Now why would I hold a dispute we had that happened months ago against you? You wanted me to provide an example of me getting in an user dispute and I felt that this was the best example to provide to you. Omega Tyrant 07:14, June 25, 2010 (UTC)