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Request for adminship: Morhek
Submitted: June 19th, 2014, by Spartacus
Closed: July 2, 2014
Result: Successful


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I, Spartacus, nominate Morhek for adminship at Halopedia.
Nominee, please accept or defer the above nomination below this line.
I humbly accept the nomination for Administratorship, and promise to use my impending powers only for good (at least until the WEATHER DOMINATOR comes online). -- Qura 'Morhek The Autocrat of Morheka 19:32, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Reason for nomination

With only a handful of admins active at the moment and a great amount of new Halo content coming in the next year and a half, myself and the other admins have decided that additional admins are needed for Halopedia. This serves as a reconfirmation for Morhek (formerly Specops306). He proved to be deserving of adminship and was granted sysop status back in 2008. After resigning a few years back, he has returned to activity here and has once again proven that he is deserving of sysop status.--Spartacus TalkContribs 13:48, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

Support (12/5) sysop

  1. Support.svg Support--Spartacus TalkContribs 13:48, 19 June 2014 (EDT)
  2. Support.svg Support--Sith-venator Wavingstrider Fett helmet.jpg (Commlink) 18:16, 19 June 2014 (EDT)
  3. Support.svg Support – Absolutely. —TentacleTornado 20:31, 19 June 2014 (EDT)
  4. Support.svg Support - NightHammer (talk) 20:32, 19 June 2014 (EDT)
  5. Support.svg SupportLord Susto 22:09, 19 June 2014 (EDT)
  6. Support.svg Support – This guy is absolutely wonderful. (Though I'm pretty sure I'm responsible for URF.) --Dragonclaws(talk) 00:05, 20 June 2014 (EDT)
Comment Picture.png Comment Huh. I was sure that I was the one who mistook it for an actual name and not a descriptor. I may be confusing the two. I do know that I was responsible for the UEG snafu. -- Qura 'Morhek The Autocrat of Morheka 03:06, 20 June 2014 (EDT)
Comment Picture.png Comment I checked the United Rebel Front history. It's incomplete, so we don't know who started the page, but it did exist in 2006, before you joined. --Dragonclaws(talk) 14:31, 20 June 2014 (EDT)
  1. Support.svg Support - What, you mean he's not an admin already? ;) --Our vengeance is at hand. Gravemind.svg (Talk to me.) 13:30, 20 June 2014 (EDT)
  2. Support.svg Support--Emblem 1.jpg Rusty-112 Admin comm 02:20, 21 June 2014 (EDT)
  3. Support.svg Support - Definitely. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 08:40, 21 June 2014 (EDT)
  4. Support.svg Support - --Killamin7 [Comm|Files] 09:21, 21 June 2014 (EDT)
  5. Support.svg Support - Yup. Col. Snipes450 13:35, 25 June 2014 (EDT)
  6. Support.svg Support - No argument from me. --Xamikaze330 [Transmission|Commencing] 09:36, 29 June 2014 (EDT)Xamikaze330

Against (0/0) Sysop


Regarding the forum layout, we could consider a variety of extensions to improve user's forum experience. Also, just wondering, what's wrong with the current forums? Personally, I don't have any issues with it. :/ — subtank 07:21, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

The forums could always be improved upon, but at the moment, I think they are fine.--Spartacus TalkContribs 23:02, 24 June 2014 (EDT)
Personally, they just feel like glorified talk pages. The implementation of user profiles a while ago was an attempt to make Halopedia more social and interactive, and we could tie that into a forum system for a more engaging experience without the need for silly minigames. In fact, I'm surprised we never did. I also think that a more conventional format would be more intuitive for newer members to engage with - the traditional forum format is pretty established, and some people have trouble with wikicode. -- Qura 'Morhek The Autocrat of Morheka 00:04, 25 June 2014 (EDT)
Well, if memory serves me right, Wikia had an experimental forum but it wasn't ready to be tested on wikis. Anyway, if we're playing this safe, we can use Liquid Threads extension which is also implemented in MediaWiki.org, Wikitionary and Wikinews.— subtank 08:01, 26 June 2014 (EDT)


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? March 9th, 2007. I've been here 7 years.

2. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to Halopedia? As far as I know, I'm probably the accidental origin for the canonical acceptance of the UEG and URF, since I mistook those for canon terms, which were then adopted by the Halo Encyclopedia. I have also engaged with authors of Halo over information that needs clarification.

3. What do you believe are your most valued technical contributions to Halopedia? Probably my hand in recognising the need for a revision of our canonicity policy, which was badly out of date after the IP handoff from Bungie to 343i. I wasn't the only person advocating it, but I was one of the vocal proponents for it.

4. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to the community? Engagement and mediation with users, especially on talk pages and forum threads.

5. If you are administrated, what changes do you propose? The forums are a bit of a mess at the moment, with little activity. I wouldn't mind using something like the layout used by the MSPA forums. At the moment, I don't think there's enough site activity to justify it, but if we get a big enough surge then something would need to be done.

6. To the best of your understanding, what does administratorship entail? Admins are the stewards of the site and the community that has arisen around it, protecting it from vandals and trolls, encouraging quality edits and editors, and increasing engagement between members.

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? Regularly, on both home and campus computers.

8. What communities are you associated with online, Halo and otherwise? I am an intense Whovian, and have been involved in the Homestuck community.

9. What is your familiarity with the Halo universe? Considerable. I am intimately familiar with both the game stories and the majority of the expanded universe.

10. What is your familiarity with Halopedia policies? I am familiar with the majority, and was one of the people who advocated revising our canonicity policy.

11. What is your relationship with the Halopedia community and current administration? Fairly good, as a Patroller. I have most Admin abilities now, except for the ability to ban users, and am still in the admin email group and have tried to keep up, though I felt it inappropriate to comment on most matters without actual admin status.

12. How may users contact you? My email is specops306@gmail.com, and I have a skype account named Morhek.

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