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Henryacores

Henry's experience outstrips that of nearly all the active users on the wiki. He's been active for a long period, always working hard across multiple areas, particularly item/equipment pages, images, templates and location articles. He is thus well-versed in the policy of those areas, but is also knowledgeable about others - a product of having contributed to the formation of many of them. His experience with clean-up work and administrative tasks, garnered over such an extensive tenure, means that he is already familiar with what tools will be available, and I'm sure he'll put them to good use. His language can be a bit crude and blunt (:p), but he communicates well, is friendly, and helps new users (including, once upon a time, a certain admin). I think it says a lot about him that he wasn't promoted to moderator when he should have been a long time ago, because Diablo thought he already was one. — YuanSalutActa 00:32, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

  • Support: I think Yuan has hit the nail on the head here. There's not too much I can add but I will say that he does take part in many discussions, some of them really difficult and while all of us can have an opinion, Henryacores backs his up with some strong reasoning. One thing I can say against him is that he does tend to come out with some bad language at times, but this is a bit nitpicky and I'm sure that he would make a fine admin. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: My only, only problem with Henry is that he can be too much of a hothead sometimes. I cannot say I oppose his nomination, but I express my reservations on fully supporting him. I want to point out that, as far as I know, Henry's only major flaw as a contributor is the hastiness with which he addresses certain issues. Should this issue be taken into account by him, he would have my full support. Fëasindë te audio 20:46, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Henry has been around and active for a long time, and down to nuts and bolts is not bad with new users, but that's down to nuts and bolts. Looking more toward the surface, Henry is often blunt, sometimes to the point of coming off as nasty, and has, in my opinion, overly strong opinions which he unfortunately also acts on without waiting up for others. There's nothing to say Henry is a bad person. He just comes on too strong in many cases, and speaking from when I was new around here, I avoided dealing with him because of it. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 00:32, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Henreh is a very prolific editor and knows a lot about games not many others do, not to mention his variety of specialties and willingness to do almost everything needed of him. And he's never been too mean to me... --ShirubaKurono Dissicon ff13 Lig3 23:42, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I've never known Henry's persona to ever cause any sort of lasting problems. He is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced non-admins we have, his consistent excellent work and activity over the years gives me no hesitation to throw him my support. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 00:17, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

BlueHighwind

I'm not trying to mock this decision or anything, I just wanted to throw my hat in. Because its me, you know me. I've been here since before many of you were born, I don't edit much these days, and honestly, I never plan to restart. There's no time anymore, I'm halfway an adult now. I have no intentions to involve myself in Wiki affairs beyond the IRC again - I learned my lesson last year with MMII. I just always wanted this. I'd say it would be more of an honorable "Lifetime Achievement" or something. Please? (I'm betting everybody will just ignore this, whatever.) --BlueHighwind 02:04, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

JBed

I'm just going to put loads of comments for the administration team to decide whether they're positive or not because it displays things easier. I don't imagine this is how I'm supposed to do it, and you can convert it into an intro if you want. Blegh. Also, I'm sure most of you know I edit under a magnificent number of IPs, and I can track my most recent ones down if you would like me too to see my recent editing activity.

I clearly care about how the wiki functions, and am always willing to discuss changes that can be made. Evidence: Special:Editcount/ILHI--My original account (which was active for slightly less than two years) has the highest number of Talk page edits of all users. The user with the second highest number of Talk page edits has ~100 less in just over four years activity.
I live in the UK. This means I'm on GMT... or is it BST? idk. It means I'm on at times when perhaps the US staff are not.
I have four entire days off a week and nothing to do on them. Which means I end up being here. And on the days where I am busy, I usually then end up spending my afternoons and evenings on the wiki too. Wow. I'm sad. Which is good for the wiki. I shall have four free days a week for the next two years, so I should be able to sustain this level of activity for a while.
I have a good understanding of CSS, in addition to a small understanding of JS. I also regularly deal with CSS on the wiki, and would deal with it more but the hassle to go through an admin first makes me hesitate. Evidence: It is because of me the CSS class system for games is used. (e.g. "FFIa").
I have a great understanding of everything MediaWiki. I work a lot with the templates. Evidence: The [[Template:FFV multi Enemies|multi Enemies]] templates (I have worked a lot with most enemy templates in fact). I created and continue to develop the {{tl|Gallery}} template which is now in wide use. Regularly used utility templates, {{A}}, and {{SL}} were added to the wiki by me.
I work with images, and have worked with making them transparent and reuploading as png. I also made everyone aware that png is superior with resizing/transparency in the first place. This is important because every time I have done this I have had to go through an admin to have the images deleted.
I do "WikiGnome" tasks, and am the self-titled "fastest-linker" (in terms of link replacing), and have earned the title "Chief WikiGnome" which was passed down to me. This means the tedious housekeeping/maintenance parts of adminship are fine with me.
I am familiar with most of the policies the wiki uses, perhaps all. This is mainly due to me contributing to many of them. I also have shown work in all categorisations of article. I spend least time in Locations (although I once proposed an overhaul to the layout which I believe was accepted but never followed-through) and Characters (which are practically complete anyway).
I flame less than I once did, and am far calmer in my opinion. I considered my former attitude so much of a problem that I abandoned an entire account so I could start anew. That just shows how much I considered it a problem.
I can write articles. Example: Battle, Limit (Final Fantasy VII). I really don't know if this will get me any positive admin-points. If it does, you should invite me to analyse every edit I've ever made.
I use Oasis. Just thought I'd add. I also check how things view in monobook (most of the time) to cater for Oasis but not sacrifice monobook.
Oh, and I have been the admin of other wikis in the past, so I know how to do things. You may want to question how committed I would be to an admin post considering I abandoned previous admin-posts. My rebuttal is that I'm still on the wiki after such a long time and not-so-good times. My commitment to this wiki is ridiculous. Looks like I'll be here for a while. (15:54, September 30, 2011 (UTC))
Also, one thing I forgot to mention was my entire lack of involvement with the community. I don't see this as a drawback. Instead of spending time writing a collab/fanfic, or whatever the crazy kids are doing these days, I have my eyes on RC, or making a useful edit (while watching RC). Furthermore, this also means I don't sit down and socialise with people and therefore, in theory, less biased.
This ended up longer than it was meant to be. I tried to keep it to things that make me stand out, and also removing any thought that I have shortfalls. That's another thing for the list. I'm an all-rounder. JBed 22:11, October 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: JBed has already gone over most of the reasons to support his adminship, but when it comes down to it, his expertise with the wiki's history of coding, policy, and maintenance, as well as the initiative he takes when working on one of these fields, makes him all-around an extremely competent (if not wall of texty ;))person and stellar choice for an admin in my opinion. 8bit 18:03, September 30, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I have nothing but respect for Jonny as an editor. He has repeatedly proven to be one of our very best contributors. However, I feel he has yet to overcome his history of personal problems, both with other users as well as with himself: whenever I read something Jonny writes, I sometimes cannot, not yet, shake the feeling of aloofness toward others and their input. This is not helped by the fact that he still has trouble (in the sense of the organisation of his thoughts and the transcribing of his ideas) with communicating his opinions; while the improvement over the last few months is quite apparent, I believe there is still room for much more. Finally, I can still recall how utterly stressed Jonny, under the infamous guise of ILHI, became over matters, sometimes quite trivial, pertaining the Wiki; this is tied to the the personal problems I mentioned (with which I do not presume being familiar and therefore on which I make no judgement). Fëasindë te audio 19:49, September 30, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: First off, I think that you are the best wiki coder on the entire wiki, bar none. There is also no question that you are one of the biggest contributor to this wiki, and you have certainly been active for a long time. If those are the only three qualities of an administrator, you'd would've become one ages ago. Unfortunately I can't support you because I don't think you have the tolerance that an admin needs. During discussions you force your opinions a bit too much on other users and on a few occasions (even recently on the now deleted Perfect article) you took it to yourself to change the article to your liking even though the discussion hadn't come to a close and despite the majority of users disagreeing with you. I just think that you sometimes don't take other members' opinions into account and I fear that if you were made an admin you would make too many rash decisions. This is, of course, my opinion. And if you are made into an admin, I hope for the sake of the wiki that you make me eat my words. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: As has already been stated, no one can call into question the quality or quantity of work you've done for us JBed, you're easily the most experienced user here. However, your mindset is discomforting. In the past you have indicated that you actively hate the Wiki and don't want to be here but cannot stay away, and that is not the type of attitude an Admin needs. You can also be very difficult to debate with, jokes about walls of text aside, and you have trouble weighing both sides in a split discussion because you believe your own side is the correct one. For that reason, why you are certainly qualified to be an Admin in terms of contributions, your attitude is very lacking. I will also put forth that if you are given the position, that we require you to use your account and stop editing as an anon. I do not know the circumstances under which you abandoned the ILHI account but that's fine, the JBed account will do, but if you accept this position you should be upfront with your identity from now on. Doreiku Kuroofangu 11:59, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Let me just say I hold a great deal of respect for you, JBed. You're an amazing coder with a long history on the wiki. That said, I think making you an admin is like giving a pair of jump leads to a masochist. You know it's only going to hurt him in the end. I know all too well what it's like to have a bad reputation at and bad feelings about a place and still somehow not be able to leave. I stayed at a place like that for three years and was miserable for in excess of two of them. The thing is I finally got out. It took a lot, but it happened. In essence, this is absolutely nothing against you or all you've done. It's really more concern for a person in a situation I know all too well from experience. I don't mean to sound patronizing, but I just can't justify giving someone those jump leads when I know what it's like to be the guy asking for them. Because by God I asked for them and in hindsight I'm glad I also had people respectfully say it wasn't a good idea. It's not that you don't have the right stuff. Maybe sometime in the future things will be different and better. It's just not the right conditions right now with how you feel about this place. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 01:10, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Erm.. I have to admit I'm not a particularly active or old member of this wiki but there are many things that I can see from whats already around and the edit histories and so on. Unfortunately if I may be blunt about this.. I can only say that you appear to be a great coder, but are also particularly unstable.. and I feel that admins need to be dependable.. so I'm going to put my voice here to be heard.--Spira 18:13, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: I just wanted to comment on this. Obviously no newer user know who I am and all old users associate me with "wiki editor driven to insanity".
    I don't believe I have any personal problems with other users. I'm blunt and to the point in everything I do, and I make judgements based on the discussion at hand, not who said it.
    With regards to the Perfect article, that is not how I would normally act, and I can explain why I acted that way in that situation externally if you wish. I don't think it should be looked at as "this is how I am now". I take all user's opinions into account, usually just before I state the reasons I wouldn't agree. You can say I put other's opinions down, but I only talk if I have an opinion so I do have a strong opinion that may oppose someone else's. I probably sound like a dick saying this, but there it is. I don't force people to my way of thinking, I try to convince them otherwise by countering their ideas. I've never then implemented things against consensus. I wait for admin intervention. There's no point being silent until a decision is made.
    Regarding how I declared "hate" for the wiki: My previous hate were two "hates". The hate for the content of the wiki, which I still agree with. I see the flaws and rooms for improvement and flag and discuss, or fix them myself. The other hate is how the wiki is my life. I still don't like the fact my life is the FFWiki, but I've grown to live with it (despite the joke here and there) and am somewhat satisfied with editing here.
    I will only stick with an account if it has SysOp rights. I'd also like to add, that if I was graced with SysOp rights and I felt I was being stressed and didn't like where I was going, I would resign immediately. I know how I felt at the end of ILHI's account. I've made changes, I'm back, and I think I can do this. But I won't let me sabotage my own life.
    To those who think I'd just enforce anything. If I did that I wouldn't have so many talk edits. If I were SysOp, the first things I'd do over the first months is likely make a series of forum pages to clarify the community's opinions on certain policies, and get them MoSd. I still want consensus but I do have an opinion of my own. I can separate my own opinion if I had to decide on consensus, and if I were admin, well, there'd be other admins to go too if anyone were to disagree with how I deal with a situation if it were to crop up.
    But mainly, I think it's understandable, but not entirely fair that my name is forever tarnished because of some of the (serious) problems I once had (and don't still have, or at least not as much). The wiki clearly isn't afraid to say I'm the best at this and done the most that. If you overlook some of the problems, I am ideal for admin. It's what I'm made for. My presence on most discussions on this wiki shows that. JBed 20:13, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: My mind has been changed several times by JBed himself. I was originally going to oppose this, because I feel that you still have many of the same problems as you did as ILHI. Then I read your post: it's true, you are trying to change, and that's something to be respected. I switched to support. However, as you posted more and more, I realised that the change wasn't quite enough yet. You still have difficulty communicating concisely and with clarity. What's more, I feel that you still show a disdain for the community's opinions ("my entire lack of involvement with the community"; "I am ideal for admin. It's what I'm made for" - ignoring what a lot of others have said here). Finally, given what you've spoken about, becoming seriously involved with the wiki again doesn't sound healthy. — YuanSalutActa 23:55, October 9, 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment: "I am ideal for admin. It's what I'm made for" refers to me caring about every aspect of how the wiki is run. Help deciding where content is missing and deciding on policies and conventions. --If you think I have simply ignored what others have said, if you could point out what you believe I ignored, I will be happy to comment on it.
      I don't understand this "disdain" you talk about. I feel I take all opinions into consideration when formulating my own, and I like to discuss this with people who have differing opinion. I have no problem with consensus overruling me, it has many times and I've continued as normal.
      And if you need clarity, then I can clarify. I often have a lot to say so I don't look through things I write after I have written them. I occasionally read over them if the comment I'm making is particularlly important, and I try to rephrase if someone doesn't understand. Which is what I've always done.
      In summary, I don't think I'm trying to improve. I have improved. Unless I change my thought processes and further study the English language, the way I present my written content isn't going to change. And unless I decide to not give my opinion, and not be prepared to point out problems in other opinions, my conduct on talk pages isn't going to change. I don't insult anyone, and I do things calmly. And because of this I don't get too stressed. And if I did, I wouldn't stay here. But that has not happened since I changed, so you have nothing to go on. JBed 16:34, October 10, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: To be honest, I would take JBed as an administrator without any further discussions. A mass of technical backlogs have appeared in this Wiki of late, and these are hardly addressed by the three most recent administrators elected - these guys had shifted their works mostly on Public Relations and Customer Services departments. Whatever happened to the so-called WikiGnome I had high hopes for? *sigh* BLUER一番 02:44, October 11, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: The fact that you've no idea on what possible consequences there might be if we elected Jonny as an admin, or the fact that you just ignored the input all of the above users gave, just goes on to show what your purported "wiki-gnoming" is really about. Fëasindë te audio 03:02, October 11, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm looking for a more practical solution here. Jbed had legitimate concerns about the inactivity of admins here. Diablo elected new admins, but despite that, maintenance had been lacking - yes, my purported "wiki-gnoming" is getting all the technical backlogs wiped clean. I've had concerns with JBed's character in the past as well - I think I've quoted "walls of texts" quite a number of times. But all in all, I'm thinking of more personnel in Maintenance and Technical than personnel in PRs for this wiki. BLUER一番 03:11, October 11, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment:You were not being practical. You were being passive-aggressive. You had nothing to say on Jonny's nomination that could not be summed up as mere support based on his dedication. The purpose of your comment included, perhaps, showing said support for Jonny; the purpose of your comment was definitely to make a jab at Yuan, 8bit and me. Fëasindë te audio 03:24, October 11, 2011 (UTC)
Sooooo let's move this discussion to your talk pages since comments are closed here, prz. 8bit 03:22, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Since this hasn't been protected, and I can't exactly lose anything by posting this comment: As a user I am involved in contributing to almost every aspect of the wiki. As an admin, I would also contribute to every aspect of the wiki. I am one of the main forces that progress this wiki forward. I can do what all those nominated above me can do, and those below except Bluestar's JS skills. IF you seriously think the fact that some things I write are disorganised, that I may succumb to epic stress levels, and that I might not handle situations correctly will cancel out all that I can contribute, then fine -- you shouldn't consider giving me SysOp powers.

I have more to offer to a SysOp role than any of the others here. And while you are likely electing more than one, I can fulfil the tasks of many, and yet offer more. 79.69.192.184 17:26, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

JBed, what you are failing to realize is that more or less every reply you've given here has only proven our concerns about you valid - you are stubborn, can have an ego (a particularly large one in this most recent comment), cannot let things go, post walls of text to describe points when you could explain yourself in much simpler terms, and have a negative attitude. Actions speak louder than words, and your actions tell us that you still practice the same behaviors that earned ILHI such infamy. Doreiku Kuroofangu 17:38, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Bluestarultor

I'll be honest: I never got used to the idea of being taken seriously for an admin position last time, but the show of support still means a lot and I definitely would like the job. I think I would do well in it and I'd be elated to be able to do that for a community that cares.

For the things I have to offer, I use Oasis nearly exclusively, but also test things in Monobook. My focus is on what the outside world sees, but not at the total expense of much of the internal community. I know CSS and Javascript and can write custom code for the wiki, even implementing different items on different skins.

I'm patient with new users and understand people make mistakes, but I also recognize there's a threshold after which things should not be tolerated. I also know that some things need review before a decision can be made. I can handle angry users easily and anything anyone could throw at me rolls right off my back.

I can't promise that I'll be on as much as some of the other candidates due to work, but I feel that I have something to offer the wiki. I can't say I should be a primary choice, but if we're adding more than one, I think I should be considered for a secondary one. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 02:02, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

  • Support: Bluestarultor shows a fantastic ability to use Wiki code, and is more than capable of dealing with any problem concerning CSS, JS or any other form of coding there is. He is sensible, patient and always willing to help. SidVI Dissicon ff7 Tifa2 07:43, October 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: You have demonstrated that you are a good coder and I am impressed with what you say you will do if you become an admin. A lot of people think that the admin is just about telling people off or banning vandals, but you also need to know a lot about coding as well to handle the back end of the wiki. It's also a bonus that you are also good with new members of the wiki and take part in discussions. You aren't a moderator though which does surprise me somewhat. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: An excellent coder, very active and easily reachable, and your work with Oasis is very helpful since I'll wager much of our userbase, including myself, use Monobook and are unaware of how the site looks to anon viewers. Doreiku Kuroofangu 12:03, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Bluestar is level-headed, willing to listen to feedback, but isn't a pushover and seems resistant to peer-pressure. Is around frequently and is a known member in the community. That he is still willing to work with the wiki despite often being busy irl shows he is committed.Keltainentoukokuu 14:50, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: While it is abundantly clear that JBed would be an excellent candidate on his contributions and abilities, his personal issues are... well, an issue, as has been mentioned to death already. Nonetheless, we need an admin who is highly coding-competent in both wikimarkup and CSS/JS, and I cannot think of anyone who has demonstrated this ability more than Bluesey. On top of that, add in his approachability, patience, work ethic, good humour (always helps!), willingness to contribute extensively to discussions, knowing where to draw the line (in multiple contexts)... and the fact that it might also go some way towards remedying a few common misconceptions about what exactly adminship means, which while not a good reason in itself, would certainly be a bonus -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 17:21, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I am sorry to say that I have not had the pleasure of talking to Blue much, except in recent months, so I was worried my opinion was slanted. However, I can see from the above support comments that this is not the case. Good luck Blue! Likeacupcake 00:13, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Much like everyone else has said, Bluesey is great with all sorts of coding, very friendly, and very active. I'm sure he'd make a great admin and help out a lot, especially since many users don't use Oasis as much as Monobook.  < Kamikaze Pardee > 17:53, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Yeah, pretty much what everybody said. Good with Oasis, good with codes, and good with new users. I've got a vote for the Bluestar~ --ShirubaKurono Dissicon ff13 Lig3 23:42, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: For much the same reason as I opposed SN's nomination: lack of experience with the wiki's articles, images and templates, and the policy detailing them. I also haven't seen much interest in administrative clean-up tasks. Bluesey has done a lot of great work for us when it comes to coding and testing Oasis, but I can't see admin tools helping him a great deal in continuing to do that. — YuanSalutActa 02:21, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: On the contrary, I can see several ways admin powers could help me with coding. First off, it would give the wiki a CSS-savvy person with direct access to the wiki's CSS, and again with the JavaScript. My offer still stands with the alternate talk pages and I'd be able to implement those site-wide if we really wanted it and could get away with it. I also happen to have my own Wikia wiki now which I can use as a guinea pig for any and all code changes before moving them to here, a much more visible and important wiki (with more than one user). I've also done metric tons of template work both for myself and others including a chunk of the WikiFauna userboxes, I know my way around an article and images as well as anyone else who's been around two years, and have been active in policy discussions since I got here, even if not specifically policy concerning articles and images. Aside from that, anything I'm not intimately familiar with by virtue of having worked on it I can easily come to understand by picking through the code. So really, the only issue you should be concerned about is cleanup and such, and I can say to that that most of my edits in mainspace have been Gnoming. If you give me lists of things to clean up, I'll happily do it in short bursts until it's done. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 22:36, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: If you're testing through user.css/js first, surely it's easy enough to ask an admin to add it in for you wiki-wide? It's slightly inconvenient, perhaps, but not so inconvenient that adminship will make a big difference. I checked through many of your edits before making my comment, and am aware of what you have done. This probably represents a difference in opinion: I'm inclined to focus on the mainspace and its associated pages, and I still personally believe that your edits in that area are deficient compared to other nominees. I can only judge on existing experience. — YuanSalutActa 00:15, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support:: I put some HEAVY consideration into this one, but in the end I do support Blue for admin. My reason being is because he's impressed me with his "what he will do speech" and I believe he will follow through. My one concern is how often will he be available. His arena suffers from time he has to spend outsite of the Wiki and that is one of the concerns with todays admin (as far as I understand). But still I think in the end he will do a wonderful Job. Razordash23:07, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: My arena is a bit different in that unlike other things, it can take upwards of an hour of dedicated time in one block. I currently have it on hiatus properly because blocks of time like that, though not actually time itself, is rather precious at the moment. I don't think people really understand what goes into that thing between finding images, replacing all the generic table values with specific ones, and most often redoing all the colors to produce pleasant values based on the colors in the images. It's quite frankly a lot of work. I'm fine doing things on my own terms at this point, meaning in shorter bursts, but to drag myself through that process for sometimes up to two hours depending on how big I'm going is pretty daunting. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 00:44, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Every single major Wiki out there (Wookieepedia, WoW, FFXI, GTA, you name it) has at least one admin versed in the ways of CSS and JS. We, on the contrary, have to rely on some of our own non-CS admins' useful, yet ultimately limited, experience with coding. Bluesey has proven to be a level-headed and accessible person with the huge added bonus of being quite able in matters of coding. His lack of experience in policy and article writing and maintanance is, I think, balanced by this. And even if his knowledge lacked severely in these areas (which is not the case) we do still have the rest of the active admins, plus quite probably one or two newer admins, to take care of things. Fëasindë te audio 04:16, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Sorceror Nobody

SN is often on and is used to dealing with users. He's a good coder and has leadership and management capability as shown by his small army of l'Cie. He's also in general a sensible guy. When it comes to wiki code, he's one of the best sources of complex logic the wiki has to offer. He's shown himself to be consistently especially good with new users, able to say no without making tempers flare and balancing friendliness with firmness when it's called for. He has a lot of respect in the community and would be a good choice. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 02:20, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

  • Support: SN is great in all fields of coding and Wiki policy, and shows himself to be always capable at the task at hand. He knows the policies of any Wiki due to his past experiences, and is always helpful towards anyone who needs it. His leadership capabilities are shown with his l'Cie, which due to the respect he commands in the community, has become far more serious than ever intended. SidVI Dissicon ff7 Tifa2 07:43, October 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: SN has proven time and again to be able to respond to newcomer's questions without contempt or impatience, he thinks about changes in terms of where they will lead the wiki, and is more than happy to help in almost any situation. All around, I can find no reason to oppose. Likeacupcake 00:41, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: For the same reasons I mentioned with Bluestarultor. SN and Blue are both very similar in terms of what they do for the wiki. I would be happy if either one of you become an admin, but I can't see both of you being promoted together because you both are so similar. The current admins have a really tough decision to make. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Not to take anything away from him, by all means everything said above is true, but I do feel most of these qualities are found in other nominees with more experience and time, and what SN has going for him now isn't quite enough to make the giant leap from regular user to administrator. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 16:29, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: DSS has said much of what my own view is, insofar as whatever my positive traits are, I don't necessarily stand out in any of them as much as others do. Nonetheless, I maintain my perfect willingness to accept if it is offered -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 17:04, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I'll be honest, I've always really looked up to SN. He has great leadership skills on top of being excellent with other users and doing very impressive things with wiki code. I really can't find any reason to remain indifferent in supporting him because I know he's put a lot of work into this wiki and often goes above and beyond to do so.  < Kamikaze Pardee > 17:58, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I simply don't think SN has done enough work around the wiki, particularly in the main spaces: articles, and the images, categories and templates associated with them. Because of that, I doubt that he has the experience to help others in those areas, nor does he have a great familiarity with the wiki policy involved. I can't see how admin tools will assist him in doing what he already does, and his current editing patterns don't suggest that he'll find much use for them. — YuanSalutActa 23:23, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: While I'm on the fence about whether or not SN is admin material, I somewhat agree that his contribution level isn't on par with other candidates, so...yeah. --ShirubaKurono Dissicon ff13 Lig3 23:42, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: This may seem nonsensical, opposing myself, but it is not the same thing as wanting to remove myself from the running. Still, it is pretty... odd, so if this is deemed to be too large a contradiction, then by all means, change it to "Comment" instead of "Oppose".
    I have to agree with Yuan. I am very much aware of my deficiency in mainspace edits, although I am curious to know exactly how this is a significant obstacle to me helping others in these areas – in other words, define "help". At any rate, while I am aware of most of the main policies, I must also concede that I am hardly thoroughly versed in them. I've also come to realise that sometimes, I need grounding. There have been more than a few occasions where I've overstepped the mark, particularly when I get snarky, and it's generally been other users that have called me out on it. While this may not necessarily be a problem, per se, it's not exactly ideal. Then, to be perfectly transparent about the whole thing, there was the Lightning Farron incident. It was pretty much an isolated case, but nonetheless, I was all too quick to move the page, and although I almost immediately regretted my haste after the fact, it was very much again an example of others having to slap some sense into me. Isolated case or no, it was a pretty big gaffe.*(That's not to say I don't still think it should be moved. It was my actions that I regretted, not my motive.)
    I won't remove myself from the running – I don't not want to be an admin, and I see no harm in leaving myself in because if, for whatever reason, I were selected, I would trust the admins' judgment in having done so. I'd be surprised, but I'd trust their judgment. Most of all, I've been repeatedly (and pleasantly) surprised by how much other users look up to me, especially in comparison to how I see myself. Ultimately, though, I have to stick to my own argument: the most important thing about adminship is administration, meaning use of the admin tools. I have next to no use for them, therefore the wiki would gain very little from me being an admin -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 09:21, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

Deadlyslashsword‎

Being honest here, right off the top - I don't use Oasis all the time, I don't live in Europe, and I'm not a coding wizard, but that's about all I'm not. I am indeed here, active, for the majority of my time every day of the week when I'm not at school, work, or sleeping. I'm a dependable, honest, levelheaded guy who is easy to approach, active in discussions, and cool under pressure. I've only been a member of the staff for a few months, but my overall experience doesn't reflect that; I've been an active contributing member since the summer of 2008. I know our policies with a high degree of familiarity, and I edit across all areas of the wiki; Besides often gnoming, I've created enemy templates, weapons and armor lists, character and music pages, location pages, miscellaneous pages, etc., mostly in the realm of the less popular sub-series and spinoffs, as I consider that my specialty area. I also do have experience as an administrator, as I adopted an abandoned wikia a few months back.

I humbly look forward to your comments. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 03:36, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

  • Support: You are in a similar vein to Henryacores. A long time active member, takes part in plenty of discussions and are well respected on the wiki. I also like the fact you have admin experience. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: It's a little unfair that no one has mention DSS to be Admin compare some theses people that not even a mod.  NeoZEROX Dissicon ff6 Ter4 17:41, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
    Comment: There is absolutely no rule that says one must be a mod before one can be an admin. More to the point, in what way has "no one has mention DSS to be Admin"? He has been explicitly supported already by Jeppo, and I would not be surprised if he also has more supporters who have simply not spoken up yet. Without wishing to sound demanding or hostile, I do query whether you have a constructive point to add -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 18:02, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Whilst DSS is undeniably competent, I must express reservations about his personality. I have personally gotten a feeling of aloofness and general disdain from him; I have checked with a few other users, and I am not the only one who has picked up on this. In relation to NZX's comment, I completely agree with SN; you will find that there is no suggestion that becoming an Admin is based purely on tenure. 2ea674f6.pngKujaBox 18:23, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I'll be blunt. DSS might be an excellent contributor to the Wiki and his position as a mod is a badge he should wear as a token of that excellence, but, on more personal matters, he is uptight to the point of being irrational. I understand that not all of us have the same amount and variety of a sense of humour, but DSS is always trying way too hard to be no-nonsense kind of guy. I find this attitude to be completely inadequate for dealing with other users. I have also found that, whenever possible, he tries to force his views onto people when he feels he no longer has control over a situation. Fëasindë te audio 20:58, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: I didn't want to comment on this, but I feel a need to. I don't want newer users to get the wrong impression about me, about who I am and how I work here. To be blunt, certain statements above don't represent the entire truth, and are subject to bias. In honesty, they were left by two users who have had disagreements with me in the past, and while I certainly don't feel they are slanderous or meant to cause harm, the disagreements in question were months ago and completely unrelated to the wiki. I feel the root of all of this is because, despite the length of time I've spent here, most users don't really know me, and for that I place the blame solely on myself. To be honest, I'm just shy. Afraid of being judged. There was once a time where I frequented the IRC and the fora, but frequent comments about my interests and disinterests ("What do you mean you don't like Kain? Are you retarded?") have prompted a certain level of seclusion from that sector. Whenever I get into a talk page discussion about such and such a topic, it's only after I spend minutes revising my text making sure I don't say the wrong thing, or anything that might be misconstrued. Even then it still happens. I've never forced my views upon anyone here for that reason. It may come off as being cold and distant, and even by relation perhaps a bit disdainful, but nothing could be farther from the truth. I'm not playing the victim card, I'm the only one who has hurt me here, but being outgoing and personable aren't personality traits everyone has. Does that mean I'll shy away from participating in discussions? Absolutely not. If I feel strongly a certain way about a subject I'll make my opinion known, because keeping quiet doesn't promote progress, and in the end, I care for this place and I want it to be the best it can be. After all, I do still have my knowledge, logic, and rationality. I apologize to those I've made feel wary about me because of my reclusiveness, I apologize it's been misunderstood as it has, and I apologize that I've been unable to get to know newer users. I do plan to change that, regardless of promotion or non-promotion. You'll see I'm just the quiet guy in the back of the room who is indeed kind and friendly once you get to know him. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 00:02, October 5, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Honestly, DSS is a great guy. He's an awesome editor, has been around since forever, and, in my experience, is a pleasant and sensible person to talk to. He'd never hurt a fly, and I respect him for that, not to mention his contributions. --ShirubaKurono Dissicon ff13 Lig3 23:42, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: I wasn't quite certain what to make of this nomination. Checking his edits, I saw that DSS had done a lot of mainspace work, something which I hadn't really noticed before. I was also impressed by the mature way he replied here. However, I don't think his focus and contributions to the mainspace (articles, templates and images involved, mainspace policy) are as strong as some of the other nominees. — YuanSalutActa 00:18, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Drake Clawfang

Drake been a long time mod and has done more for this wiki, to VI and Dissidia pages, to walkthroughs and ton images uploaded and improve, and he's active almost all the time. I believe it time for him admin. (Reposted by 8bit 07:59, October 1, 2011 (UTC))

  • Support: Drake is consistently great throughout. 8 walkthroughs (plus 2 FAQ guides) and his amazing ability to be on here, or at least the IRC, at all times make him the best candidate for the position. Xepscern 01:07, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm not entirely convinced that Drake wants to be an admin. I know he said yes on the admin discussion thread but I don't want to thrust the admin position on him if he doesn't really want it. If Drake does become an admin it means that there will be a lot of people (particularly new users) wanting help from him and I'm not sure he's ready for that responsibility yet. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment: Do I actively pursue the position? No. But I would accept it were it offered. I am not a good judge of my own character, for better or worse, and it is the community that has called for a new Admin, they know the type of person they want, and if the decision is that I fit that description, then I'll accept. As for helping offers, I'm fine with it. Doreiku Kuroofangu 11:54, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Drake Clawfang has all the qualities of an admin. But he has previously denied the post and has sounded only reluctant to take it. I doubt someone who isn't so enthused to be given admin rights, is going to be so enthused to use them. JBed 17:28, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment: I've already addressed my reluctance now and in the past. And if you guys give me the powers, of course I'll use them. For one thing, the other Admins wouldn't need to clean up after me in the wake of an image-replacing spree anymore. Doreiku Kuroofangu 17:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Drake has been shown to willingly open his mind on topics and is willing to compromise to reach an agreement between both groups that could both potentially be right. But he's also always looking for facts, and puts forth work of quality as well as quantity, a rare breed. while I understand Drake's reluctance, and some flaws, however I still think he would be a great Admin. Razordash21:12, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: One reason I may hesitate to support Drake is his lack of patience of other user's I've seen. I did expect to find something on his talk page or recent contributions, but did not. This may suggest he has overcome this. 79.69.196.69 21:26, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I would support Drake, bar one reason: He is not whole heartedly willing to take up the role. If an admin is even slightly reluctant to take up the mantle, I can't say that I can support them whole heartedly. Likeacupcake 00:15, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment: Is this gonna have to be a thing, where I have to repost "I will accept the position if it is offered" every single time someone opposes my promotion because they think I won't? Doreiku Kuroofangu 00:21, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment:I don't think you understand me. I know you will accept it if offered, I know you'll do your job if its handed to you, but your attitude tells me you would rather not be in this possition. If I'm going to support a leader, the leader needs to be wholely supporting themsellves, not just if others want them to. Likeacupcake 00:26, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
      • Comment LaCC, you see me on the IRC, to coin a phrase I'd hope you know I don't bullshit around. If I didn't want to be Admin, I'd say so. The reasons I'm not that enthusiastic about the idea are simple - I don't believe Admin tools will greatly enhance my editing work, and much like last time it's probable that all this will result in no one getting promoted anyway. Also I'm leaving this as an anon via Google Chrome since for some reason Firefox won't load the Wiki and I'm too lazy to sign in. Doreiku Kuroofangu 00:44, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I know Drake well enough to know he'd do a fine job. I assumed he was already an admin for a long time after coming here because he already acts the part. His self-deprecation should not be held against him. In fact, one could consider it an asset in that he's unlikely to get a big head from getting the position. Yes, Drake occasionally gets impatient, but never with new users. He bends over backwards for them and is incredibly patient. No, Drake really only gets impatient when there's technobabble or drama involved. He's fine with stuff he understands and only has issues when people beat around the bush explaining something to him or otherwise are creating an unnecessary fuss. Short of that, he's an excellent candidate who can deal with most users better than many. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 00:47, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I don't think I can say much else that hasn't already been said. To be honest, when first joining and getting more involved on the wiki, I thought Drake was already an admin. All he has done for the wiki; edits, uploading pictures, creating walkthroughs, sorting out good edits from bad, seems like he is long overdue for an admin spot. And I think one of his best qualities is his no-bull attitude - being able to be blunt and decisive when need be, especially when reverting edits or updating image quality. I know being an admin won't change much for him, considering he's already done so much for this wiki.  < Kamikaze Pardee > 17:42, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: My only worry about promoting Drake is still his temper and tendency to act impulsively in both edits and comments. I do think he's getting better at controlling it (hence why this has switched from my original "oppose"), but he still quite frequently shows disdain towards people who disagree with him during arguments, rather than attempting to explain his reasons and seek an agreement. Many times, I've seen him snap at other users - even those he has known for a long time - and then regret it shortly after. — YuanSalutActa 00:15, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Honestly, I don't see how this hasn't been done yet. When I joined I honestly thought he was an admin already. I fullly support him. He is one of the most diligent editors and he has done a whole heck of a lot for the Wiki. My only concern is what Yuan has said above. His tendency to snap does make me uncomfortable, but otherwise I'm shocked this hasn't been done yet. MystRay 00:23, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: He's matured a lot over the years. I believe in Drakey C. --BlueHighwind 19:43, October 10, 2011 (UTC)

ScatheMote

I'll start with some of (what I think to be) my negatives. While this sounds like a bad idea for someone trying to win adminship, I want whoever is voting to get an idea of what I can't do before I move on to what I can do. Sometimes I'm not great at following up on promises or tasks that I put before myself, and I'm not on UTC time. I sometimes am forced to take random wikibreaks, and I'm not very literate in CSS (though I have made some stuff with it).

On the other hand, I can write both content articles and gnome, though I tend to wikignome a bit more. I try my best to stay level headed, and I always try to assume good faith when dealing with new users. Regardless of how much of a pain it can be, I always try to help new users with whatever problems that are currently ailing them. I am on everyday (though not on as much as some of the other candidates here), and I tend to watch RC to see if any changes are necessary. I will respond to messages on my talk page ASAP, and I watch the forums regarding wiki policy. I think I'm an acceptable coder, though I'm not at the level of Bluesy or JBed, and I've reformatted several pages (most notably several of the weapons and armor pages). I know the MoS fairly well, and I try my best to reformat new pages to fit it. I am/was the admin of Sardapedia for a long time, so I have previous adminship experience. I've helped create wiki policies, most notably the ones involving the current categorization system and licensing. I've uploaded, categorized, and licensed a large amount of images for the wiki, and I currently run the wiki's photobucket account.

So that's my block of text. I wish good luck to everyone running. ScatheMote 13:49, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

  • Support: Scathe is as reliable as the tide. He is fairly knowledgeable in matters of our policy and style. He is quick to respond to vandalism and knows quite well the difference between a bad faith edit and a mistake. He is balanced and neutral and I always find his input to be filled with the objectiveness of a polished window. His past experience as an admin of the hilarious Sardapedia means that he's savvy in terms of dealing with people, both contributors and troublemakers. Scathe is also good with writing and maintaining articles. Overall, I appreciate very much the calm and rational way in which he always expresses his views. Fëasindë te audio 21:17, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Scathe is quite simply a nice person, and I feel that this, combined with his dedication and knowledge, makes him a very good candidate for a SysOp role. 2ea674f6.pngKujaBox 21:44, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: A quiet, hard-working individual. Scathe possesses maturity and calm beyond his years; I have never seen him lose his head against vandals or during policy discussions, including the many policy discussions he has participated in. Most prominent is, of course, the successful move to Sardapedia, which he headed. He is active across multiple areas including images and categories, and I'm sure he will use this experience to help others. — YuanSalutActa 23:26, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: In my experience working with Scathe, while he sometimes takes huge leaves of absences and doesn't always have the best work ethic *coughchronocrosstechscough*, he gets done what needs to be done and doesn't afraid of anything. Not to mention his knowledge with obscure and lesser known games, like Henry. Yeah, I'm all for you, Scathey. And he did get those CC images in...eventually... --ShirubaKurono Dissicon ff13 Lig3 23:42, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: My only concern with Scathe is in regards to the frequency of his appearances on the Wiki; while I have nothing but appreciation for his work, and I definitely understand the need to put real life first, I am concerned with the idea of electing an admin who won't be on often enough to address the needs of the Wiki. Jimcloud 21:07, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: He's been a strong and consistent contributor for a long time now. I have a lot of confidence he'd do a good job.  Armageddon11! Dissicon ff12 Gab2 19:31, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Jeppo

I have thought very hard whether or not to put my hat into the ring, as they say, but after much thought over the last week or so, I figured that I should throw my hat in and let other people decide whether or not I am worthy to be admin.

I'll start with my good points. I've been at this wiki for three years, which is a long time. Throughout this period the wiki (and to a broader extent, Wikia) has undergone some major changes. I like to think I have done my bit during that time. One of my major contributions was working on the wiki's enemy pages and, more specifically, enemy infoboxes, the biggest change of which was adding the elemental affinities table in each infobox. I've also worked with Drake in designing and creating the Dissidia Storyline articles (that was a real bugger to code as well!) and I do know a bit of CSS and HTML. I also know the Manual of Style very well and it has always been my pleasure to help new users in finding their feet in the new wiki. I've also contributed to many policy discussions, I use the new wikia skin and whenever I take on a big project that could potentially make a large change to the wiki, I always discuss it with the other wiki users first.

I can't say I have much admin experience before. My only experience in this field was being an admin on a busy forum, and forums are very different than a big wiki. I am also more of a recent patroller recently than anything else as I haven't taken on any big projects as of late. However I still visit the wiki every day, although I don't always make edits everyday and I'm also active on that elusive UTC/GMT/BST timezone.

Being a young man of 23 years, I do have a calm head on my shoulders and I always think of any potential consequences before doing anything drastic (such as undoing other user's edits) and if I do become an admin, my mindset will never change.

Thank you for reading my pitch, and I love to hear your comments, supports and opposes! Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 14:37, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

  • Support: Would be useful to have an admin who is on during the Euro timezone. Is good with new users and very patient, knows the mos inside and out, is definitely a team-player and easy to work with.Keltainentoukokuu 15:00, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I believe that Jeppo is the best nominee for adminship. He has repeatedly (and always by his initiation) had conversations with me about policies relating to the MoS or new templates, and I've seen many other instances where he actively contributes to or begins forums on policy and coding. I always get the sense of a competent and unpretentious editor who is very open to advice and discussion yet confident in how he does work. Like a boss. The Euro time zone thing I see as a bonus, but in wiki security terms extremely useful. 8bit 03:04, October 5, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: Like Scathe, Jeppo is a hard-working, quiet editor who has been with us for quite some time. He both participates in policy discussions with the community and initiates his own when it comes to specific projects. His experience with templates and mainspace pages is well-attested in his nomination, and I believe he will be a helpful and friendly administrator. — YuanSalutActa 02:21, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: As with Scathe, while I believe you have done great work for the Wiki, I am concerned about the length and frequency of your visits. Both Yuan and Faethin do essentially visit the Wiki every day, but we're still here electing more admins because of our needs. Jimcloud 21:13, October 6, 2011 (UTC)

Jimcloud

So, I've decided to add myself to the list of candidates applying for the admin position. I am good at both adding to articles and gnoming as necessary, I am competent, if not skilled, with coding, and I have experience with a wide variety of games in the Final Fantasy series, most notably XI and XIV. I am and have been interested in and devoted to the series, which helps me keep interest in the Wiki and its information. I am often on for long periods of time, which means I'll be here if someone needs help with vandals or general maintenance. I am friendly, approachable and helpful, and I am level-headed when it comes to Wiki matters. Jimcloud 15:04, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose: As much as Jim Kid is a friend to me, I'm unsure how well she would do as an admin. This is due to one main reason: She hasn't been on the wiki particularly long. While she is quick to learn, works well and gets along with people (not to mention her "sleeping" patterns), I'm just not sure she is ready to take a leadership position. Likeacupcake 00:41, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Yeah, you need about another year or two experience on the wiki, as Likeacupcake says. I have no qualms about you becoming a moderator as you have done a brilliant job at the wiki so far, and I'm sure you will become a great admin someday, but it's too early to say at the moment. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment: Er... you do know I already am a moderator, right? Jimcloud 12:44, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment: Do we need to remind you of the precise position moderators occupy in the food chain of this wiki? (I'll give you a hint, it's not too high) Likeacupcake 13:57, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
      • Comment: No, you misunderstand, I was talking to Jeppo, who said "I have no qualms about you becoming a moderator", like he thought I wasn't one >_> Jimcloud 14:03, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
      • Comment:Oh... crap. Sorry! Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 14:32, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: JC is highly personable, and would be an excellent user to have in a position of prominence. In relation to the above comments on tenure, I do not feel that this limits JC’s suitability for a SysOp role; really, if that is all that you have to oppose her with, I feel that it further reinforces just what an exceptional candidate she is. 2ea674f6.pngKujaBox 21:44, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: She may not have as much experience as other candidates do, but she is one of the most dedicated users I've seen in my short time here. She is very knowledgeable about almost the entire series and barring any unforseen circumstances, is one of the most consistent users. Not to mention she's one of the nicest people here. I fully support her. MystRay 01:44, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: In all my dealings with her, even well before Mod status, she has always remained tactful in the way she communicates with me and a lot of others I've seen. She's also amicable, and I feel this kind of EQ suits her well for an admin role. JC also impresses me because she really does focus on work on the main and is pretty professional about it. Community stuff is nice and all, but I feel like some other mods do spend too much time on frivolous talk/fun stuff that don't really enhance the wiki proper. Also, as one of the only other people who care about XI and to a lesser extent XIV articles, I really feel that having an admin with whom I can work with that understands XI well really helps. With all due respect to TA, she isn't the XI specialist that people make her out to be - or even if she is, isn't active in that respect at all. I don't want to brag but as someone who is well-reputed in the international XI community and also one of it's resident graphic data miners I am grateful that there is actually someone in this wiki who can follow what I'm doing because she knows where I'm coming from. --Spira 18:47, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: While sometimes I'm not sure just how I feel about Jimmeh, I have to admit she's an awesome editor with an amazing work ethic, and is pretty popular to boot. She knows a lot about FFXI, which almost no other editor plays (or at least contributes to on the wiki), and most other games to boot. She's always on, and...yeah, that's all I've got. Go Jimmeh. --ShirubaKurono Dissicon ff13 Lig3 23:42, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I do not doubt the work ethic nor the enthusiasm of Jim; she's done as much work in a tiny amount of time as I've ever seen here. What I do doubt is her readiness. Her overall experience is lacking due to her relatively short period of time with us, nor am I certain about how thorough her knowledge of all of our policies are. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 00:17, October 5, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I've been dithering over this for a while, changing my mind several times. It's true that you've only been active for a short period; however, in that time, you've been extremely active and have shown a keen interest in both editing the mainspace and administrative work (primarily AfD's - which, I might add, is the reason for your smaller edit count, as those edits are wiped from the database). Your weakest point is your lack of knowledge about policy, but this, curiously, is the factor that leads me to support you: because you're trying to learn about Wiki Policy, even going so far as to take notes. That displays great enthusiasm and interest, which I think will translate into a more active role with policy in the future. — YuanSalutActa 02:50, October 5, 2011 (UTC)
  • Support: I thought long and hard about this, bt in the end despite reservations about her inexperience, I see someone who would actually use the powers. Jim is an avid editor and has an energy that I think will benefit her in the position. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 17:38, October 10, 2011 (UTC)

Koharu Nami

I feel like I'm ready to be an admin (or at least a mod). Even if I'm not I'd like to take this chance and see what might happen. I know this place well and I take a lot of what I do here seriously. I'm on here every day and I know a lot about what goes on. I've dealt with many kinds of vandalism on the wiki and I try my best to be professional. I have also uploaded some needed photos and created a few articles. I do a variety of different things to help out. I'm pretty good at coding and figuring out how things work. I tend to notice things that other people don't. I'm friendly and I can help others when they need it. I'm very passionate with this website and I hope that I can help out more. Thank you. Koharu Nami 23:00, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose: I think you at least a year or two more of experience in my opinion. But don't give up. I'll say exactly the same to you as I did with Jimcloud. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 11:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: You do have a long road ahead of you, and now is not your time. I can surely see you becoming a welcome addition to the staff as a moderator one day, though, if you keep up the good work. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 16:35, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I think you should try to become a mod first, Koharu. Otherwise, I'd would agree. Don't give up. ^^ TwinlightEqua 18:31, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm not entirely convinced that Koharu is ready to be an admin. However I would like to state that in recent times Koharu has been consistently on the wiki editing articles. An often overlooked, yet exemplary user, I wouldn't hesitate to grant the moderator rights to Koharu, but I don't feel Koharu's contribution to the wiki would be enhanced with admin rights than other users. 79.69.196.69 21:26, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'd be happy to discuss modding you after the admin elections. — YuanSalutActa 02:50, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

Xenomic

Yes, I did say that I don't think I should be an admin, but what the hell? I might as well throw my hat in here anyways.

So let's see...let's throw both good and bad together, as a way of contrasting one another. While I AM known for taking wikibreaks (and frequently at that), I am on here just about everyday (whether I do anything or not is completely different of course) just to check to see what goes on and whatnot. I have only been here for...2 1/2 years now I think it is now? Something like that. Anywho, while I CAN edit just about any article, I prefer not to go into certain areas (mainly things like characters and locations, unless absolutely needed). I am in the US, so that doesn't particularly help with having someone on when others are not, but I usually am around from 3 PM until 5 AM believe it or not (sometimes it varies with when I wake up or when I sleep, but that's the general timeframe). I generally stay coolheaded when dealing with people (then again, I normally don't talk to people that often, but I kinda know how to deal with some).

Well...that's really all I have to say. I honestly don't expect to get admin, but heck, thought I'd see what happens! Can't hurt to try right?

  • Support: He was a brilliant user straight off the bat. Has a bit of a tendency to burn himself out. My other concern is whether or not he enjoys being here anymore.  Armageddon11! Dissicon ff12 Gab2 19:33, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Much for the same reasons as JBed. You've stated your dislike for the wiki and IIRC your desire to leave. Not only does this not solve our issues if you follow through, but I can't support giving extra powers to someone who it would ultimately cause problems for. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 17:49, October 10, 2011 (UTC)

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If no-one gets my references, I shall be very, very cross :p. — YuanSalutActa 00:32, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

Well, be very , very crossed then! I do not get it unless it's Doctor Who or Doctor Strange! Cuz I don't know my shows or anything! >_< Xenomic 01:55, September 30, 2011 (UTC)
If you were going for subtle, you messed it up with "I thought his name was Ernest?" Likeacupcake 14:09, September 30, 2011 (UTC)
Yuan earns +20 karma for the "good" example, and a further +10 for the "bad" example! Yuan levels up!... or at least, that will be the case once SacredMinotaur reappears, because he's not on the channel at the moment >_> -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 16:07, September 30, 2011 (UTC)
In my defence, not many people would know The Importance of Being Earnest anyway. Which is a crying shame - everyone should go read that play.
@JBed: I've formatted your post so it can be more easily distinguished from other people's comments/supports/oppositions.
@Secret people: "Nominations only". Yup. :p
@Everyone else: Well, this is moving slowly. I thought after all that hubbub and frustration at admins blocking the promotion of new admins, there'd be a rather more marked display of enthusiasm. On the other hand, perhaps it shows how carefully you are considering this...right? ;)
I'm going to be away until tomorrow evening with little to no internet connection, starting very soon. I hope the nominations pick up in my absence. I'll drop a couple of names for your consideration here (NB: not necessarily a sign of my support for the candidate):
  • Drake Clawfang
  • Jimcloud
  • Kelt
  • ScatheMote
  • Xenomic
Cheers. — YuanSalutActa 00:31, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

Ahh I am very flattered of being name-dropped but I am not running for this one. Some people are leaders, some quirky sidekicks, better not force a shoe that won't fit! I would like to nominate someone, but it is very hard to begin making a case for someone else...because imagine if you wrote a "bad" nomination for someone.Keltainentoukokuu 02:13, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

Yuan, r we allowed 2 comment on other ppl's support/oppose/comments...? Or do we hav 2 make a first-level bullet and just say "in relation to the person that said this, i believe"? 79.69.194.3 10:42, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

I'm confused. It seems we can only support or oppose if you blank it out with a <!-- -->code so that nobody can actually read it unless they look at the page code. Is that a rule? --BlueHighwind 14:56, October 1, 2011 (UTC)
Many, many people decided to vote before reading the end little part of Yuan's introductory post. 79.69.194.3 15:17, October 1, 2011 (UTC)
I'd prefer not to create a system which allows one to have an argument within it. You drop what you want to say, and if it's relevant to your support/oppose, then you can mention it. — YuanSalutActa 00:21, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

Hopefully the Wiki will elect an admin who would be quick and quirky enough in the ways of Wiki Policy and Maintenance. You have all the other qualities listed in the "Lack of admin activity" forum in the recently elected sysops except these. I do seriously have hopes for the next sysop to be leaning more towards them. BLUER一番 22:15, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

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@Faethin: I was all in favour of agreeing with your new entry to the intro, until I re-read Yuan's comment "a lack of a vote is the same as being neutral.". I am not neutral, and yet all I have to say has been said. It would be appreciated if you could edit the first post for clarification. 79.69.196.69 19:46, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

Reading the full sentence, the meaning of Yuan's statement is absolutely clear. "If you are neutral on the matter, please don't just state "I'm undecided" - a lack of a vote is the same as being neutral." What she is saying, is, don't comment if you don't have anything to say on the matter; this isn't "the candidate with the most votes wins", it's "the candidate with the most to offer with the least drawbacks, as outlined by him/herself and others, gets the position." Yes? Jimcloud 20:40, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
I understand how it works. Although having support votes shows a user is a favoured choice of the community, so that could be used as a factor if they wanted when deciding if they had wanted to do it like that.
Also, while I understand the context of the sentence, I read it and I still feel unclear. It's its own clause, and states that no vote means neutral opinion. But I won't go on, just that I interpreted it differently to how it was originally meant to be interpreted, and it could be rephrased to not suggest no vote=neutrality. 79.69.196.69 21:26, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
If you don't comment, then we have absolutely no way of guessing what your opinion is :p. I can only assume that you are neutral in some way: undecided, don't know the person well enough, don't care enough to comment. I've reworded it to make this clearer. — YuanSalutActa 23:26, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

I would love to vote and support users on becoming admin, but I won't participate. I don't think it is fair for me to vote, because I don't know some of the candidates well. I know you can vote for multiple people, but I don't find it fair. (And it's pretty illogical to vote for everyone...there's not point.) I could do research here and there, but given the time period, I can't. SquallRocks FFXIII - Sprite-MadLightning00:56, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

It's not a voting deal Squall, it's "do you support this canidate". For whoever you do know, you can share you experiance and thoughts of that user being an admin. As far as I understand the results are based off feedback they get, and not whoever get's the most support. Razordash22:51, October 6, 2011 (UTC)

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