Forums: Index > Wiki discussion > Request for sysop rights - Ozank

Hello, I have decided to make a request for sysop rights on this wiki after thinking I am ready to become one, and people in the chat saying I would make a great admin. In the past month I have gained roughly 2500 edits of regularly editing, replacing existing images with high quality ones and reverting vandalism edits when I spot them. I plan to edit for a while on Wikia, and contribute regularly. I'm already a chat moderator; I frequent the every day for several hours, moderating the chat when I can and weeding out sock puppets, along with banning users who breach the rules. Also should a chat moderator decide to abuse their rights, I could remove them if I see them actively do it in chat (unlikely to happen but it could) with sysop rights. I will not be disappearing from Wikia at least not for a very long time - the community here is great and I have become attached to it. One of the interesting reasons why I want to become a sysop is to block users who endlessly sock the chat at times - when there is no admin around, it gets tiresome for the chat moderators and the regular users.

I am already an admin on another large wiki, which already gives me experience of administrative tools, as well as this I already have Chat Moderator rights and Image Control rights so I think I'm certainly trustworthy and capable enough to handle the tools.

The question is - do you think I should be one? B0lGGoQ.gifOz   21:58, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

I should also add that I will make use of the sysop tools appropriately, blocking vandals after they make non-constructive edits, continue to revamp galleries as I have done in the past with high quality images, delete superseded images and delete spam pages/inappropriate blog comments - which oppose the wiki rules or breach the Wikia's ToU. B0lGGoQ.gifOz   16:00, October 2, 2012 (UTC)


Symbol support vote Support I think you should get rights due to the fact that you edit the mainspace a lot and also mods the chat pretty well.

That's a good point, it can get pretty hectic when no admins are in chat and a user decides to endlessly sock as much as they can, I've seen this happen quite a lot recently when no admins are around. Also a sock puppet who has been banned several times without admin interference may be in the chat again under the name of another user, but no one can really tell and banning for speculation is not an accurate way to deal with it. On the other hand an admin could block them and the other accounts that user uses would automatically be blocked too. B0lGGoQ.gifOz   16:09, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

If he was a admin then we would have to wait less longer for some users to be blocked Ts09 (talk) 22:01, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol support vote Support He is the kind of proactive user we need right now, he is a people's person and a good moderator.  OC.gifForce talk CM.png 22:48, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol support vote Support He edits a lot, friendly to people, and works hard. I approve 112px-Super_Smash_Solid_Snake.jpgProfessor Pickles (평화)FANMADE haedman2forsignature "War has changed." 23:02, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol support vote Support I think he is worthy enough to become an admin.  Sunset_Shimmer_happy.png Golden Bluebird Sunset_Shimmer_cutie_mark.png 23:06, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol support vote Support I don't see why not. -  Azki_icon.pngZeiluse Talkpage Nurse_Redheart%27s_cutie_mark.png 06:35, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

As a candidate for admin rights you should know that decisions on the wiki are not made by vote. The chatroom is run democratically, the wiki is run through discussion and concensus. –PonyNews 09:01, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

I understand, and was hoping that minimal amount of people who frequent the chat room would put their view here since administration and chat moderating are two completely different things. B0lGGoQ.gifOz   15:03, October 2, 2012 (UTC)
After looking at the last successful RfA on this wiki, I concluded that mine (or anyone's as a matter of fact) should be of similar structure, correct me if I'm doing anything wrong. B0lGGoQ.gifOz   15:21, October 2, 2012 (UTC)
I was only referring to the heading of this section being "vote/discussion". I know the {{support}} templates give the appearance of voting, but say if you get 60 for and 40 against, that does not guarantee the "winning" outcome because it shows that there is no concensus, and a compromise will have to be reached. Conversely, for the chatroom, no concensus is necessary and any decision can be made by a simple majority. –PonyNews 05:59, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote Oppose You're a great guy, and editor no doubt, he has been a good chat moderator and great Image control, I just do not think he's ready yet, he needs more experience. He has gotten a lot done but I think he should wait awhile. -- qJENjks.gifレ∆ㄅrtVOpOl.png 01:03, October 3, 2012 (UTC) Changed Opinion, see below.

'but I think he should wait awhile' - For what exactly? Do explain. B0lGGoQ.gifOz   17:42, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol strong support vote Strong support Honestly I don't know what I was thinking when I opposed. Ozank is a very close friend of mine, great guy, he's a good editor and friend. -- qJENjks.gifレ∆ㄅrtVOpOl.png 23:30, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol support vote Support - Great contributor, he would definitely know what to do with them.  Food 25px-Surprise.png  02:02, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment Comment - You should know that it's not local wiki admin's jobs to enforce the Wikia ToU, though. It's in no way their place.  Food 25px-Surprise.png  02:02, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
With hindsight, it looks like what I meant was people who post things which aren't appropriate, such as images/text or harassment etc which fall under the User Conduct part of the ToU. B0lGGoQ.gifOz   13:52, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
Literally Any Mod or Admin can do that, I don't see that as a good reason to why you should be made Admin.  qJENjks.gifレ∆ㄅrtVOpOl.png 06:41, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
Symbol support vote Support because of Foodbandlt's recommendation. I am sorry that I'm not involved in the wiki enough to be familiar with Ozank's contributions personally, but I do know Foodbandlt and I will rely on his judgement. –PonyNews 06:05, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote Oppose Some of the reasons people are giving aren't really good enough reasons. He has only been a admin on that wikia for 2 days I've been told so how could you know how to be a good enough Admin?Also all his edits are Images isn't him having image control good enough for this? Also He hasn't had much experience editing, only starting to improve his editing and image skills Late July/Early August.User:Oneforseven/Sig/2Oneforseven (talk) 07:06, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
The wiki I was recently given sysop rights, I've deleted a good chunk of pages already (as the pages that I deleted there oppose that local wiki's rules), renamed many pages and blocked a few vandals, I'm quite confident that I know how the admin tools work and how to use them. Not sure why time is much of an issue to some people but if the person already knows how things work then why wait? B0lGGoQ.gifOz   17:09, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol strong support vote Strong support 1st-class editor, knows what he is doing and would be great admin. Ozank has established himself as an integral member of the community with his high-volume and high-quality edits and his outstanding community involvement. FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  11:13, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol strong support vote Strong support Ozank is a great user, a wonderful editor and an even better MOD so I'm sure he is ready to be an ADMIN. There will be no doubt that Ozank is the one for the job.

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Symbol strong support vote Strong support always friendly and nice whenever I see him. He'd use the tools well. --KλT 03:20, October 5, 2012 (UTC)

Symbol strong support vote Strong support I think Ozank would be a VERY good admin, already being a very good moderator! He's always active and is a lovely person. I think he's ready. 7422u.pngOctadovoOCc.png

Symbol strong support vote Strong support I believe Ozank is a brilliant user, He is a very active user and have contributed much time to this Wiki. He is a great chat mod, who is friendly to talk to and is willing to help out with problems you may face. His constant edits, mainly with his image control have shown that he is a trustworthy and efficient user. As such I would again like to strongly support Ozank on becoming an admin.
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Closed - Ozank will receive admin rights shortly.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  13:05, October 9, 2012 (UTC)