SmashWiki:Requests for adminship/Unknown the Hedgehog

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Unknown the Hedgehog (talkcontribsedit countRFA page)[edit]

Candidate, please summarize why you are running for adminship below.
Hello. I would like to nominate myself as an administrator because I believe I will do good for the Wiki. I have been here for about three years, it will be my fourth this December. I have never gotten into, nor caused any, trouble here at all. I mostly edit on the "Origin" section of articles where I have created the majority of the Origin sections for the stages and items, and I have been maintaining/adding newly found information ever since. I've also done tasks that were very tedious and time consuming for the Wiki, and got done with them as soon as possible (such as cropping and uploading the majority of the current SSBM and SSBB trophy images that Dany36 provided). I think these are important to mention because it shows that I can get things done for SmashWiki. As an administrator, I will delete unnecessary pages and images that are all over SmashWiki and continue to maintain it.

With that said, I'm going to be honest and say that I would see myself more as a janitorial admin that would try to stay out of the way, and if that's not what you guys are wanting, I understand completely and will withdraw my RfA. And also, I know it appears that I'm not online for days, or maybe even weeks, at a time. I actually log into the Wiki just about everyday and keep a tab of the Wiki where I often click the recent changes button to see how things are going. However sometimes school does get in the way, or hanging out with friends on the weekend, but I try to log in whenever I can. Unknown the Hedgehog 02:56, 28 January 2012 (EST)


  1. UtH has been a reliable, consistent editor who contributes a lot of quality content while maintaining a positive relationship with other users. His long history of positive contributions to SmashWiki make him an excellent candidate for adminship in my mind. Miles (talk) 03:10, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  2. Strong Support What Miles said. You did great job helping this wiki. I think he deserves to be an admin. Luigi540 (talk) 10:23, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  3. Miles put the words right into my mouth. Complete Support BlindColours Boing.png 10:26, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  4. On second thought, your really good handling of the SMB2 edit war, plus the fact that you've proven yourself capable of handling tools well, brings me to slight support. Mr. AnonAnon.pngtalk 16:17, 28 January 2012 (EST)


  1. Oppose User isn't too active, seems to be too much of a "specialist", as I don't see them edit often outside origins, and I don't see the user enforce the Wikis policies. We don't need a janitorial admin (even then, I don't see Unknown taking care of janitorial duties such as tagging pages for deletion), and I haven't seen the user get involved in user disputes on Wiki, so I'm not confident in his ability to handle them. A great user for sure, but not admin material. I'll also point out that there are four other active users I would support adminship for over Unknown. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 12:41, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  2. Oppose: What OT said. Unless you can link to user conflict mediation, the best we can expect of you as an admin is janitorial work, and we've got enough admins to deal with the wiki's limited janitorial work at the moment. PenguinofDeath 13:01, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  3. Oppose ..... The Overmind 14:07, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  4. Oppose Per the above comments, we don't really need an admin at this point in time. If we start to see a lot more traffic, such as around the release of a new game, then would we need another admin. Mousehunter321 (talk · contributions) 15:09, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  5. Oppoose: Mostly what's been said above. The only thing you said you'd do is ban/delete, etc. and there are active admins that can do that already, and honestly, you're not even the best candidate for something like that. There are people more active and more experienced here that are not admins. You're a good editor, but I don't see you needing these tools. DoctorPain99 {ROLLBACKER} 18:53, 28 January 2012 (EST)
  6. Weak oppose. I have few qualms about your ability on the Wiki, with many good contributions and some good cases of handling disputes. Additionally, you seem to be a sociable person who keeps his cool, which is a boon in user disputes. The main problem, however, is your frequent bouts of days of inactivity, particularly prior to this RfA, and I feel that this has only been "corrected" shortly before this RfA was created. Additionally, I have noticed that your edits seem to focused on the "Origins" sections of articles, instead of wide-scale edits that would require administrative tools, such as image projects and the like. Should you decide to have fewer, and shorter, bouts of inactivity, I would likely give support. --- ReiDemon, Author Extraordinaire, 22:23, 29 January 2012 (EST)


  1. Neutral; You seem like a good guy but at the moment, I feel the most we need is simple janitorial work. I'm not gonna downright deny you the right to do it -- You're pretty much the "Right guy, wrong time". --Havoc48 >:D!!! 23:54, 29 January 2012 (EST)


Question Can you cite evidence of yourself enforcing wiki policies or handling disputes? Mr. AnonAnon.pngtalk 15:13, 28 January 2012 (EST)

@PenguinofDeath: Would this count? Unknown the Hedgehog 13:07, 28 January 2012 (EST)

That is a fair example, as you handled yourself pretty well there (I admit I may have gotten slightly out of hand there). If you can find another recent example, I will support you. Mr. AnonAnon.pngtalk 15:15, 28 January 2012 (EST)
Despite what Anon said, it's not really a fair example. You were part of the discussion, not a third party stepping in when things were starting to get out of hand. I will give you credit for arguing your case very well, but it's not really conflict mediation. PenguinofDeath 04:36, 30 January 2012 (EST)

@Mr. Anon: I admit that I've not been involved in any recent disputes, other than the one I provided PoD with. However, I think an example of me "enforcing" a Wiki policy involved Avengingbandit and the IRC. And also, I tried enforcing the rule about no hacked/edited images, if that counts for anything, that Brandondorf9999 was constantly uploading. I am unable to provide an example of this; however, since the image file and its discussion page were both deleted. Unknown the Hedgehog 15:21, 28 January 2012 (EST)

Eh, I don't really see that as "enforcing". I'm sorry, but for now I remain neutral, leaning to support. Mr. AnonAnon.pngtalk 16:13, 28 January 2012 (EST)