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Request for Adminship: Spirit-of-HALO
Submitted: May 20th, 2009, by Spartansniper450
Closed: July 17th, 2009, by CommanderTony
Result: Failed


Spirit-of-HALO

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Nomination

I, Spartansniper450, nominate Spirit-of-HALO for adminship at Halopedia.

I, Spirit-of-HALO, humbly accept this.

Reason for Nomination

While some of you may say his "past" make this impossible, I and, I hope many of you agree, I think it's Spirit's past is exactly what makes him qualified for this position. Time and again he has proven himself worthy, simple mistakes and misunderstandings kept this from happening sooner, now I say mistakes are completely natural, we've all made them. From what he has done since than, his anti-vandal work, his countless contributions, his constant willingness to help new users, I believe he has more than made up for whatever "mistakes", you nay-sayers still hold him accountable for. Allow him this position and I promise you he will more than prove himself worthy. Thank you for your time,
CoH/Member List#Field Masters|Field]] UoH/Member List#Colonel|Master]] Spartansniper450 04:17, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Support (26/5) sysop

  1. Support.svg Support - As per my reason. CoH/Member List#Field Masters|Field]] UoH/Member List#Colonel|Master]] Spartansniper450 04:17, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Support.svg Support - Silken Floss (Valentine Ж Redfield) The Platypus 04:50, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
  3. Support.svg Support - As per above.Sith-venator Wavingstrider File:Red Team.jpg|20px]] (Holonet) 11:30, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
  4. Support.svg Support - A honest and hard working user, this should of come sooner Sub-71 22:45, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
  5. Support.svg Support - A great member of Halopedia who deserves a chance to become a bigger part of this great website. User:Spartan 816/Sig
  6. Support.svg Support - The way most admins are now, we need all the new admins we can get.--Andrew-996 File:Haloforgheisonvv4.gif|15px]] "Radio Frequency 9.96" "Confirmed Kills" 19:48, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  7. Support.svg Support - You are an amazing contributor to this wiki and deserve sysops rights, not to mention that with the release of Halo 3: ODST as well as Helljumpers and Spartan: Black, we're going to need as many admins as possible to counter-attack the imminent threat of vandals and spammers. -DinoBenn 12:25, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
  8. Support.svg Support - You have done very much to help Halopedia, Spirit of Halo. Halopedia could really use you as an administrator. -Pie99 9:14, 23 May 2009 (UTC) User does not have required edits. 13:19, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
  9. Support.svg Support - I decided that Spirit of HALO deserves to be bestowed with this one, after everything he has done to this wiki, and losing his first one. - JEA13 [iTalk]
  10. Support.svg Support - The situation has changed.- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 06:36, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
  11. Support.svg Support - We're caring too much, adminship is too coveted. The reason that there are so many RfA's lately is because there are so many qualified and deserving users, the fact that there are multiple deserving users shouldn't hold some of them back from getting adminship. Ghost sangheili
  12. Support.svg Support - SmokeSound off! 03:46, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
  13. Support.svg Support - Ah, good ol' Spirit of Halo, your long term and commitment and experience with this wikia make you a prime candidate for Administration. Good Luck! ^_^ Lovemuffin File:Dancing_master_chief.gif|30px]] •••|Ξ| Talk |Ξ| Edit Count |Ξ| Contributions |Ξ|••• 05:52, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
  14. Support.svg Support - your contributions are..... extencive.... well worthy of adminship--2K Dragon 13:59, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
  15. Support.svg Support FishType1 21:46, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
  16. Support.svg Support - It seemed hypocritical to vote against a perfectly capable person just because of a coincidence. Hoping it passes! -- Administrator Specops306 - Qur'a 'Morhek Honour Light Your Way! 11:13, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
  17. Support.svg Support - SoH has nearly everything I would want to see in a sysop. Dedication, maturity, and trustworthiness just to name a few. Looking at the respective block log, it looks like only one block was legit, and it wasn't that bad. It was for having a signature that didn't fit with the guidelines at the time. Would something like that render him as someone who wouldn't be worthy for adminship? No. I would fully trust him with adminship and all of the tools associated with it. Chiafriend12 20:31, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
  18. Support.svg Support -He is a good friend and knows his way around here, and he knows what he is doing. Unluckynumber11
  19. Support.svg Support My vote has changed, as per the reason Specops's did. - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 10:23, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
  20. Support.svg Support - Admiral Hess 05:22, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
  21. Support.svg Support - I approve you, yet. - Flood12345 File:1242578360-Halo3 ODST-1-.jpg|30px]] (Yeah!!!!!!!!!!)
  22. Support.svg Support - Meh, i'm changing my vote to support. He's good in my opinion. CommanderTony
  23. Support.svg Support I guess since more of the requests have died down it's easier to support since it's almost summer time. Justine
  24. Support.svg Support - I think Spirit-of-HALO has what it takes to make it as an Administrator, first of all experience; he is also very familiar with the Halo Universe. Spirit of Fire 21:30, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
  25. Support.svg Support - Despite what Manticore and the Halopedia block log might say, I agree with the fact that Spirit-of-HALO has done good things. With new games in Halo coming out we need new admins. Plus, his blocks are what we're trying to forget here. I hope SoH becomes an admin, and after that nobody gets another idea to make another RfA. S-984 14:13, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
  26. Support.svg Support Changing vote, will make a fantastic admin. Joshua (Talk) (Contribs) 20:33, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
  27. Support.svg Support He's perfectly capable of being an admin.Snore 16:26, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Neutral (2/1) Sysop

  1. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Symbol_neutral_vote.svg Neutral - Whats so wonderful to be sysop (or what ever that mean)? Thats childsplay.
    1. Not enough edits. And no, it's not childplay, it's looking after the site. - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 11:55, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Symbol_neutral_vote.svg Neutral - I'm not a 100% as to Support or Oppose this, so I'm just gonna stay Neutral for this one. -- User:Mechanical-Menace
  3. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Symbol_neutral_vote.svg Neutral - Similar views to Josh. Ghost sangheili
  4. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Symbol_neutral_vote.svg Neutral - As per Josh. But SoH is one of our highest ranked users as well, so I will stay neutral for now. - CoH|Councillor]] Nicmavr - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 17:32, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
    1. Changed vote. NicmavrTalk Work Message Board 15:21, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
  5. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Symbol_neutral_vote.svg Neutral I'm on the fence here. SoH has great edits, and is a good guy to know; but he does have a block record, and rules are rules. If we look the other way for him for certain reasons, we'll have to do it for others as well. So I'm just not sure at the moment, waiting for more people's opinions on this.Colonel DA, Administrator 16:35, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Against (10/1) Sysop

  1. Oppose.svg Oppose - I'm sorry SoH, I like you, but Administrator status is being given away like cheap chocolate now. I think we need to hold off more RfA's for now. Joshua (Talk) (Contribs) 18:44, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Oppose.svg Oppose - Same reason as above. Spartan-419 21/05/09.
  3. Oppose.svg Oppose - Same, also two users who nominate each other seems suspicious, and finally, look at his block log he should not be considered for adminship anyway that is why his last Rfa was denied. —This unsigned comment was made by ShadowBroker44 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
  4. Oppose.svg Oppose - Josh took the words right out of my mouth. Justine
  5. Oppose.svg Oppose - Sorry SoH, but I kind of have to agree with Joshie above. Its not personal, more of a timing thing. -- Administrator Specops306 - Qur'a 'Morhek Honour Light Your Way! 23:42, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
    1. Changing vote. -- Administrator Specops306 - Qur'a 'Morhek Honour Light Your Way! 11:11, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
  6. Oppose.svg Oppose - Sorry.--Flood12345 00:43, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
    1. Changing vote. - Flood12345 File:1242578360-Halo3 ODST-1-.jpg|30px]] (Yeah!!!!!!!!!!)
  7. Oppose.svg Oppose - Per Joshie, absolutely not. --Councilor Εw C 'Dnaudee Battle Net My Editcount Administration 12:35, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  8. Oppose.svg Oppose - Per reasons stated above. Incendiary 12:50, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  9. Oppose.svg Oppose - Same as above. -- ɢ ε й ε ʀ ɑ £ 57 00:36, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
  10. Oppose.svg Oppose - I have the same reasons as the ones above. Happyhobo-117 The Guy
  11. Oppose.svg Oppose - Got enough admins right now as it is for this size of a Wiki don't really need anymore yet. Whispering 07:17, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
  12. Oppose.svg Oppose - Sorry Spirit, but after much consideration, I find myself heavily agreeing with Joshie. Plus, I would consider yours and Sniper's RfAs better off if they were opened in a few months time, rather than now. Nicmavr TalkWork Message Board 15:21, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
    1. Changed vote. Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 10:23, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
  13. Oppose.svg Oppose - Personally, I believe this RfA nomination comes too soon. Wikis have long memories. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 11:20, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
  14. Oppose.svg Oppose - Way too soon. Joem25 Joem25 16:10, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
  15. Oppose.svg Oppose - No offense SoH, but there are WAY too many Admins. You would be a good Admin, but RfAs are handed out like candy. As I said, no hard feelings. Thunderstream328 Scroll 15:23, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Comments

Without a doubt, Spirit-of-HALO is definitely the right choice for an administrator!! Good luck, SoH! —Silken Floss (Valentine Ж Redfield) The Platypus 14:26, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

I had a feeling this "at the same time" thing would come up, I can assure you all that it's coincidence, we didn't get together and say let's nominate each other, I have been talking about SoH getting another shot at an RfA for weeks now, last night I was informed that non-Admins can start RfA's when I heard that I figured I would start another chance for him, before I told him he said he was going to nominate me, I said this would be wierd because I wanted to nominate him as well, neither of us intended for these to happen at the same time, that's just how it happened. The only reason he is on the block log is because of a misunderstanding of point-whoring, check the RfA page it says a user is only ineligible for an RfA for being on the block log is if they've been on the block log for "harassment or personal attacks", like I said in my reason, even if it wasn't a misunderstanding he's more than made up for it. I'm not trying attack any of your opinions, I'm just trying to inform you of what happened. CoH/Member List#Field Masters|Field]] UoH/Member List#Colonel|Master]] Spartansniper450 20:29, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

"No history of vandalism or abuse of Halopedia for the user in question, and no history of compromised accounts for the user in question"
— one of the Requirements.
Now, not to be meany, but Manticore stated that SoH did have quite an amount of abuse of Halopedia, not to be confused with vandalism or making multiple edits or harassment, as seen in the previous RfA.- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 21:02, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
Exempting the fact that I think we have too many nominees at the moment, I would be inclined to overlook SoH's block log given that the majority were misunderstandings, minor mistakes, or to combat account hijacking. I'm not saying we should, or that its a good idea, given that it would set precedent for future RfA's. Just pointing out that his bans aren't a factor in my support or opposition. -- Administrator Specops306 - Qur'a 'Morhek Honour Light Your Way! 23:49, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

I cannot believe it. People are opposing because there are too many RfAs open at the present? That's just like the ridiculous "too many admins" argument. And frankly, Manticore is quite harsh, we all know it, so why should (as Specops306 partly put it) misunderstandings, account hacking, and very minor point whoring a.k.a. ARTICLE CLEANUP, all of which happened QUITE A WHILE AGO, make Spirit-of-HALO (who is, in my view, one of our most devoted Halopedians) ineligible for adminship? All of the arguments for opposition are quite weak, (except for the mysterious fact that Spartansniper450 and SoH opened RfAs for each other at the same time, which implies that that is either a really unlikely coincidence or some sinister deal) and as I stated before, the "too many RfAs" argument is absurd. In my opinion, with HaloDude, Manticore, RelentlessRecusant, Simon rjh, and Dragonclaws being inactive, and the other 3 admin candidates, if they are approved, inexperienced Halopedia admins, we need all the administrators we can get! I kind of do agree with the "bargain bin sale", as Justine puts it, but Spirit-of-HALO is one of our best (if not slightly aggressive) users. I'm ranting now, so I'll stop. My point is, SoH has deserved this for a long time, and he is a very good user. Have a very nice day, and good luck Spirit-of-HALO! —Silken Floss (Valentine Ж Redfield) The Platypus 00:15, 22 May 2009 (UTC)


Alright, I'm not even going to bother explaining, since it was a long meeting between CommanderTony, me, and Snipes... if the community decides that I'm not going to be good one for the fact that I nominated Snipes "coincidentally", and the fact I had issues with Manticore (Which, well, save that for later...), then fine, I respect your opinions and thoughts, I'm not going to complain either. Whatever, I'm just here to help, if you want to reject that... fine with me. Regards. General File:UoH.gif|20px]] Comm| Mission| Papers| Commendations| UserWiki:Spirit-of-HALO|H.Q.]] 01:15, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

It is kind of ridiculous that such a capable user such as yourself would be denied the opportunity to administrate Halopedia when you are obviously, as I said before, capable enough to do the job well. It seems absurd that this RfA will most likely not be passed simply because there are "too many open RfAs". File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 08:34, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

I do agree that we have quite a lot open. I'm not saying the "too many admins" but more of "too many candidates at present". I'm not saying SoH's a bad member, when obviously he's not, he's great for adminship. I just think that these 2 RfAs should have been opened after we get Smoke's and SoF's out of the way, so that it's easier to keep track of things, if you know what I mean. - CoH|Councillor]] Nicmavr - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 08:38, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


We cannot forget to take these into account:

  1. If there are few/no "against" votes which raise significant questions about the user's character or history, the RfA will pass after a one month period and at least 25 users in support.
  2. In voting RfAs, the rule Halopedia is not a democracy applies. This means discussion will carry more weight than simple voting majorities, and users must submit their signatures in addition to their views to allow due process and prevent voting fraud.

If I'm not mistaken, most of the Oppose and Neutral votes simply babble about the large number of RfAs, and not Spirit-of-HALO's character and/or history. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 23:06, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

That's because the large number of RfAs is more visible than SoH's history or character, which is a little dissapointing, but also something that could have been avoided: I have to agree with what Josh is saying. The RfAs of Spirit of Halo and Sniper450 would have been better off if they were opened a little later, not while we're having another two running already. That's another thing: A lot of people have opposed because we already have another 2 which were running already. I can guarantee you that if the RfA's of SoH and Snipes were first to be opened, the ones of SoF and Smoke would have been heavily opposed, if they were opened shortly after. Why? Because the ones that were opened first are the ones that mostly everyone has their attention on. I'm not saying that any of the candidates or bad or anything, all of them have a right to an RfA and all of them are great. What I'm trying to say is that if these 2 RfAs were opened once the ones for SoF and Smoke were over and done with, they would have had more supporters and a better chance. Like Specops and other voters said, it's not anything personal, but more of a "timing thing". I apologise if I sounded a little offensive, which I don't and never mean to, only point out my point. - CoH|Councillor]] Nicmavr - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 12:46, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

There's only three open RfAs now; that's not too many, is it? —File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 19:09, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Of course it's not too many. The problem on this wiki about adminship in my opinion is that there are too few admins, not the other way around. Having too few admins is as much of a problem as having too many. The problem with having too few admins is that the position seems to become much higher and important than it really is. While admins should display leadership and be model users, I am against admins becoming an "authority" in their own right. Admins are trusted users, not the site authority. A wiki like this in my opinion requires at least ten or fifteen active admins.
By the way, I agree that "too many RfA's" is a pretty bad reason for opposing in an RfA, and it is not the reason I am opposing. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 13:06, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Well said. I agree with you. -- ɢ ε й ε ʀ ɑ £ 57 21:31, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
So, you're opposing because of Spirit-of-HALO's history? Well then, that's not too bad, because he has basically a clean record, judging on the fact that every time he has gotten banned was a damn absurd mistake or extremely minor issue. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 01:50, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I am. While I believe SoH is a great contributor and a great guy to be around on Halopedia, he is too rash and hotheaded for me to support him at the current time. I believe admins need to keep a cool head and be very careful. All these small mistake blocks are evidence of not being careful enough. Also, taking note of the block log, using rollback to revert a good faith edit is not good enough in my book, because there is no reason given as to why the edit needed to be reverted. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 03:04, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Evidence

See this page for SoH's block log.

First Block:

See here. Manticore blocked him for 3 days for "useless point whoring". That's not useless point whoring, it's just... well, I don't know what it is. But it's not point whoring.

Second Block:

See here. Manticore blocked him again for one week for "useless point whoring". That is not point whoring either, and if it is, wouldn't this also qualify as "point-whoring", if I may be so bold?

Third Block:

CommanderTony blocked SoH because people hacked into his account, and he was unblocked shortly afterwards.

Fourth Block:

Manticore blocked SoH for 30 minutes for using Rollback to revert a spelling correction. A few users, including me, laughed a bit when we noticed that. Completely ridiculous and unnecessary.

Fifth Block:

HaloDude blocked Spirit-of-HALO because SoH said he was leaving for a while. SoH decided to stay, and was unblocked the next day.

Sixth Block:

Manticore (notice a pattern?) blocked SoH for a week for repeated violations of the signature policy. Oh no, that's so terrible, isn't it? CT unblocked SoH the next day.

Seventh Block:

This doesn't count as an individual block, as it was a controlled subtraction from the last one. CT blocked him a few minutes after for 3 days for Repeated violations of Halopedia's signature policy.

Conclusion

One of six blocks were legitimate. That was the block for the repeated violation of the signature policy. And believe me, his signature at the time was ridiculous. Spirit-of-HALO has NOT been banned since.

Spirit-of-HALO is a respectable, capable, great user who is definitely deserving of the position of administrator. I hereby (temporarily) close this file in SoH's defense. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 04:34, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

You know kouger, I could not have said it any better than you just did. Agreed, Manticore did ban him a couple (3?) times unnecessarily. The only valid ban in my opinion is the one for the signature violations. Which is not something that disqualifies you from being an admin.

Many people say that SoH is sometimes hot-headed, which I wouldn't know about, as I don't often talk to him. The reason I opposed is because of the "timing", as Specops306 puts it, something I agree with (Read my statement above). I'm not saying that this RfA has no right to pass, it does in every way. But personally, and many agree, it would have more support votes if it had been opened in a few months time. Correct me there, if I'm wrong. - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 06:22, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

I say, there's only three open RfAs!!! ONLY 3!! Besides, that is a terrible reason for opposition, and if this RfA does NOT get passed, I will have some questions about the efficiency of this Wikia's voting policies. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 06:49, 30 May 2009 (UTC)


It's not because there's 3 open RfAs. Heck, no. It's because:

1. SoH and Spartansniper nominated each other, which made many users, including me, suspicious.

2. We already had 2 other RfAs open. It's not a good idea to suddenly open yours in the middle of 2 other ongoing ones.

Which is why I'm saying: Both SoH's and Spartansniper's RfAs would have had more support and very likely pass if they would have been opened a bit later down the line, or at least after we got SoF's and Smoke's "out of the way".

Trust me, these two reasons are the 2 reasons that most if not all the opposers have. I myself think it's a bit too early for another 2 RfAs to open while we have 2 open already. Which is why I opposed. If this RfA opens again in a few months time, and when we feel that everything is ready for SoH, then yes, I will more than happily support him. - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 06:55, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, he has no history of vandalism or anything serious like that, and though there are many oppose votes, they are all centered on the RfAs. So technically, this RfA HAS to be passed. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 07:01, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Centered on the 2 existing RfAs you mean! That's another thing: People don't feel like they want the RfA to pass also because they have their attention on the 2 that were here first (no offense). Trust me: Like I said, if this RfA opens in a few months time, watch, and you'll see many more support votes than now. I can bet you on that one. - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 07:08, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
There won't BE another RfA. This one WILL pass. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 07:10, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
And if it doesn't'? :/ Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 07:13, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Then I'll open another one in a few months time. It's as simple as that. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 07:13, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
TO be honest, why argue in this area? If you have to argue with one another, I suggest the IRC. RfA Comment Area is to question the nominee/candidate, not to flame one another.- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 07:17, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
We're not arguing, we're just making a few discussions. I'm basically agreeing with what Kouger is saying. You misunderstood us, Subs. :P - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 07:20, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
With the use of bold fonts and exclamations (!), it really looks as if you're arguing.- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 07:27, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
No, kouger's just pointing out his points. Besides, we only used it in single words, don't worry. Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 07:31, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
We were debating, not arguing. It was just a very... passionate debate. Besides, if we had been actually flaming and insulting each other, we wouldn't have been having a nice, happy private chat on our boards at the time, would we? XD File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 16:14, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
I missed the flaming D: Ghost sangheili

Anyway, how long do RfAs remain open for? - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 07:36, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Long. A month... long.- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 07:42, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't be laughing about misuse of rollback. I personally do not like seeing people use rollback to revert good faith edits. It is demeaning to the person who gets reverted, because they get no explanation, implying that the rollbacker thinks of the person as a vandal. It is a little insulting. You can check my own record; I never use rollback unless the edit is outright vandalism, and I'd like to see that path be more widespread on this wiki. It simply good manners and respectful to give a reason why you are reverting an edit.
I do have to emphasise though that I am not voting against SoH because "there are too many RfA's". I find this proposition to be ridiculous. Adminship is treated a little too highly. Even Jimbo Wales thinks that adminship on wikis is treated too highly (see his Wikipedia user page to see what I mean). It doesn't just happen here; it happens on most wikis, even Wikipedia, and I don't like it. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 11:10, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
I was laughing because Manticore banned him for 30 minutes, not his apparent misuse of Rollback. I just worded it incorrectly, that's all. See? Everyone makes mistakes. Even some Halopedia admins I know make mistakes. But that's ok, because if one gets angry or cross with a person because of their mistakes, they are obviously short-sighted. It's not the mistakes themselves that we should bash people for, it's how they deal with the mistake after it has been made. File:Commander Silver Leaf.PNG|30px]] Kougermasters (Talk) (Edits) 16:14, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
I'd also like to comment on SoH's responses to the questions. Okay, I admit that his response to question 6 is fine. But some of the responses clearly don't show adminship material. While vandalism is certainly unwelcome, just how many of you realise that boasting about being tough on the vandals only entices them to do more vandalism because they know they're getting a reaction? Anti-vandalism should be a quiet and subdued affair. I wouldn't vote for a candidate who uses vandalism as part of his answers for half the questions. If anti-vandalism work is all a candidate feels that he can do with his adminship, then clearly the candidate doesn't need adminship. Anti-vandalism is a major part of being an admin, but it is not everything. That's why rollback is out there. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 11:20, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok, now... after waiting and reading what the users have to say about my history, attitude, and the reasons for Opposition, I have to say its... now you can get pretty much pissed at me or something, because I don't care (side the fact this is the internet)... its all just a bunch of arguing (yes its arguing, I've been here long enough to know its arguing). I do respect peoples opinions, but if its "Anti-Vandalism" is the only thing I can offer, then Dog-gone-it that's what I'm going to offer. I may seem "Hot headed", but you guys just imagine me with a mad face, typing ferociously, and yelling at my monitor (yes, its biased to prove my point. By the way, its the way I type >.>), and the "To many RFA's" for opposition? C'mon... and the fact everyone putting "same as the person above", I think thats pretty much useless if I say so myself as for reasons. To go along with that, the "To many" deal... are you just lazy to vote for another one? Or some odd reason that you might tell me... Anyhow, I think you guys are taking this way to seriously, theres a difference between seriously and way to seriously. I appreciate the extraordinary support Kougermasters, but you don't have to do this. I also want this discussion to end, not having a few words after this concerning the previous subject, but I want it to end end. Thank-you.

Brigadier File:UoH.gif|20px]] Comm| Mission| Papers| Commendations| UserWiki:Spirit-of-HALO|H.Q.]] 17:00, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Wait, wait, so does that mean my vote is now stupid and useless because I agreed with someone else for that particular reason? Justine

Apparently so... (now there's two open RfAs, and there's about to be one, this one) XD Kougermasters 04:54, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
Oh well, it's pretty much only the admins that get the saying anyways Justne
Most of the time, Admins listen to the community - hell, we are part of the community. For items that require careful scrutiny, such as this one, I think the administration is large enough and varied enough to be representative, and decide it fairly. Coincidentally, I've changed my vote. -- Administrator Specops306 - Qur'a 'Morhek Honour Light Your Way! 11:20, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Hell! All comments repeat the same. -- Flood12345 02:27, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Questions

Nominee, if you accept the nomination, please answer the following questions. It is advised that voters check the nominee's responses before voting.

  1. When did you join Halopedia? (I'm going with my contributions) Feb. 21st of '08.
  2. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to Halopedia? My vandal work, basically the same answer to #4, vandals have a "moral" blow to my fellow users, so I make sure they are none when I'm around.
  3. What do you believe are your most valued technical contributions to Halopedia? I do Virus scans every month to make sure there's no Trojans or backdoors to come on here (yes, I found few).
  4. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to the community? My edits to revert vandalism and to entail that ALL of them are reported to the Administrator in the proper manner.
  5. If you are administrated, what changes do you propose? Well (in my opinion), I get a vandal on my hands, I plan to be on when Administrators are not and be there to ban them and to help others when needed.
  6. To the best of your understanding, what does administratorship entail? I heard many explanations to this, but for me... Its being a leader with capabilities to show that YOU are a trusted member, and that YOU are the person they are going to come up to you to ask questions, have a talk, give you their worries on this site, etc. Yes, you do have "extra buttons", but think about what you are going to do with them. Are you going to show off and say, "Look guys, I made to Adminiships." or finally go inactive? No, you have to use them to the best of your ability and to the full extent when needed. If you are given a job like this, consider it an honor to know that you have made it to the point you have striven for, and that point IS NOT for a few extra buttons to look cool, but to HELP. Thank-you Halopedia.
  7. To the best of your understanding, when will you be able to check Halopedia after you are administrated, in the event that you are? Everyday. If we go to a vacation spot or anywhere, I bring my laptop and go on from there, I don't plan to leave.
  8. What communities are you associated with online, Halo and otherwise? I do have Xbox Live and run Halopedia Warz with my friend CommanderTony. I'm a member of Bungie.net also and Halo Wars.com.
  9. What is your familiarity with the Halo universe? I know the universe from the back of my head. I studied its consistencies and storyline to the point where I made a timeline from the very beginning of Contact Harvest, to the Battle of Earth.
  10. What is your familiarity with Wikia and Halopedia policies? I read the rules when I first joined and now keep them as a Microsoft word file on my desktop for quick references. I'm also expanding to other wikis, so there I learn more and more about other wikis similarity and differences.
  11. What is your relationship with the Halopedia community and current administration? I say its going pretty smoothly, I ask help, they ask help, its a process that, again, runs smoothly. I talk everyday on the IRC, making new friends and just having friendly conversations
  12. How may users contact you? They may contact me on my profile page, the IRC channel "#halopedia", and my e-mail that I may give out for important reasons.
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