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Request for adminship: Simon rjh
Submitted: July 21st, 2008, by HaloDude
Closed: August 8, 2008, by Manticore
Result: Passed

Simon rjh

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I, HaloDude, nominate Simon rjh for adminship at Halopedia.

Nominee, please accept or decline nomination.

I accept this nomination. UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 20:06, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Reason for nomination

Simon is a veteran user here at Halopedia. He is a key user to the site, and is regularly active. I believe Simon will take the role of Administrator very well, and an active user like him is perfect for the position. Simon has popularity to his name, especially on IRC, and is a mature and responsible user, someone who I believe is well suited for adminship. HaloDude 19:23, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Support (54/6) sysop

Support.svg Support - As per my nomination. HaloDude 19:23, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - I was the person who suggested that Simon should at least have a chance at becoming an Administrator recently, but i'm absolutely not the first to do so. Simon has shown the utmost respect towards his fellow Halopedians and guests alike, coupled with a superb attitude and outstanding edits, this RfA should absolutely be passed the very second it is allowed to. Good luck mate! File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/21/2008

Support.svg Support - Bllasae 21:07, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - He's proven that he is responsible through the IRC. He works very hard, and um... yea. Regards, Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 19:37, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Simon adresses key points on halopedia and the perfect example is his point system blogThe Sniper19:45, 221 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - As per Ghost sangheili. RaZoRKilleR117, Zurxoz 'WarkumImage:1208489766 Elites standard 4.jpg|19px

Support.svg Support - As per HaloDude. UoH/Member List#Lieutenant|Lieutenant]] Vatz "My COM Network""My Work" 19:54, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - As per Halodude and Ghost sangheili. Spartansniper450

Support.svg Support - Having more Admins decreases the responsibility placed on each admin. I believe he has enough experience for the position.A.S.

Support.svg Support - As per HaloDude GS and A.S.Halonerd147

Support.svg Support - Simon you have my vote you have been my friend since I joined Halopedia! Halosmoniters

Support.svg Support - As per Halodudes nomination. ONI recon 111

Support.svg Support - He's been helping this site in an Admin-type way for longer than I've been here. Its time he got the title he's earned! -- CoH|Councillor]] Specops306 - Kora 'Morhek 21:26, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - As per everyone here, though, I would like to say that Simon has been, whats the word? The utmost Halopedian you can get, a rarity in fact by the many users here, I wish you Godspeed, sir. Halo's Legionair File:Oddball Kill.gif|30px]] ("Contact") 22:18, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - As per Spirit-of-Halo and CT, good luck Simon! --Lieutenant Commander 23:09, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - As per every one else --Gunner

Support.svg Support - As per everyone above. --Danl 'Badar File:1211553026 Halo2emblem.jpg|14px]] Comm-LinkService Record 00:09, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Excellent user, excellent moderator, excellent skills and disposition. --forgottenlord 00:12, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - He would make a great admin, this job was almost made for him. H3File:Legendary.jpg|30px]]Fear Me, or else... 00:52, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Oh, Simon. Whilst spending time with the guy, I've noticed that he is a great admin. He founded Gruntipedia, he has loads of edits, he's a funny but mature guy, and he's all-around admin material. Simon gets my vote. --Kwarshinator-(contact)-(contribs)-(edit count) 02:17, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Guess what, this is my second vote to support an RfA. MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 03:26, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - I think that halopedia could do with more admins. I also think that Simon will be very good, according to his contributions, yes, I strongly support.Nicmavr 05:19, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Darth tom (talk) 08:34, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - As per everyone else, he seems to be a genuinly good person. Dragonblaze-052 08:45, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Simonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn ChurchReborn 10:14, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - There really doesn't need to be a set number of admins. The number should be determined only by the number of capable users who can do the job, in my opinion. This number changes regularly. Simon is a very capable user, I have seen this for a long time. I see no reason why he shouldn't be elected. --EDFile:ArmyROTC.gif|15px]] 14:46, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - He is a very nice and responsible guy.User:zealots R cool!

User has 42 mainspace edits. Regards, Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 16:36, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
In addition, he is also banned. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/22/2008

Support.svg Support - He has done nice work on the IRC, he has funny nicknames, he should be admin! Da SPARTAN Crew 15:20, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - He has done a lot of edits and pages for Halopedia. Bioniclepluslotr 15:59, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - As per Halodude. --Andrew-996 File:Haloforgheisonvv4.gif|15px]] "Radio Frequency 9.96" "Confirmed Kills" 17:03, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - He's an epic fail, just what this wikia needs! :D. Just kiddin! -- Cadet Staff Sergeant LewisMy Comm LineWhat I've done 17:13, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Since HaloDude said that he is responsible I'll agree with him. Also because of Simon's number of edits.Supergrunt8

Support.svg Support - No comment, just go for it. ^_^ --Blemo File:Progress Wheel.gif]] TALK CONTRIBUTIONSEMAILMESSAGE 17:46, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Per Blemo. Councilor Εw C 'DnaudeeBattle Net My Editcount 17:52, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - The nomination sums it up I think. Go Simon! The Admiral talk contribs 19:29, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - He seems to be in a fit position to be an Admin. Go for it!Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 20:15, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - I like gruntipedia, which he founded Theadmiralty

User lacks required fifty mainspace edits. Pryo 'Zarkum File:Major-gr2.gif|19px]] My COM My Work My Story 21:13, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - I believe that Simon would be an excellent admin. I've only been here a week or so and he's stood out to me. EE Omega

User lacks required mainspace edits and membership time. Regards, Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 22:14, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Place the <s> before the {{support}} next time, it makes it easier to see that the vote is stricken. HaloDude 23:56, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - User has a good record, and I believe will be suitable for the position. --Dragonclaws(talk) 23:03, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Awesome friend, great help, very knowledgeable. He deserves this. --halofandelta09(talk) 03:24, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support As per everyone above Padráig 024

Support.svg Support I give my nomination to Simon. We need more Admins, as the previous ones are frequently inactive. No offence, you guys. :P Gunnery Sergeant Matoro3311 17:04, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support I may not know Simon well, but for being a General for almost a year, a Ranger Elite, and a pretty cool guy, I have three thumbs up! You work d*mn hard, and you would probably make a great Admin! Force Colonel Valhala 112 File:Colonel-gr4.gif|19px]] Personal COM CSVCarnage Report 17:12, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support Yes, you would make an excellent admin. You have my full support - Sona 'Demalee

Support.svg Support He's one of the best, you will be a great admin! Black Katana 10:46, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support i agree,you'd be a brilliant admin. [User:Goldenangels]] 10:58 PM 24 July (UTC)

User is relatively new and has 30 Edits. Tchao! Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 11:41, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support Incendiary File:UoH-inverted.png|30px]] "Converse" "Gifts" Incendiary 16:50, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support The admins should have a head on their shoulders, and most of them do, but we could always use another one. SkinrLeader of Iconic CrescentSworn Enemy of Pablo GM the Buffet Bandit 20:18, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

User has 34 Mainspace edits. RaZoRKilleR117, Zurxoz 'WarkumImage:1208489766 Elites standard 4.jpg|19px

Support.svg Support - I support adding another admin, there will be new vandlas since we were featured Bungie.net. HaloGuru13

User is banned. Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 15:07, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support I don't see why not. Simon is great, and that means something coming from the Great.--RyanTheGreat 21:47, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support Simon is a great friend and Halopedian and I think he deserves th be an admin. ĦДĿΘFáЙ File:Legendary.jpg|30px]] "ДňḌ áиŐТЋéṜ ĜŗŲṆṭ bίТËṣ тḤє ḌŲšт" 16:37, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support you sound like a nice person and its most always a good thing to have another admin. hope to see you on the site!

User is new, entered June 08. Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 03:38, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support its great to see another admin on this site. it will make it less going to hell. =D. hope to c u an admin soon.--User:grunt minion22

Support.svg Support A human as an administrator is not a bad idea. And one strong as Simon rjh is a good choice. You have my respectfull support. Johnny p.s. I do know that the voting time as already ended, but I would like to keep my oppinion here.

User lacks 50 main space edits.Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 19:01, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

I understand, and I'll widraw to my insignificance, noble leader.

Regards, Johnny B Guud

Support.svg Support I obviously support Simon as an admiministrator, because he is a great friend of mine, and of User:Ghost sangheili of course, who is also a huge friend of mine (not literally, because I'm a Gravemind) , and, Simon is THE veteran of Halopedia, and, for that, for ALL that, the only thing I'm going to say is: GO FOR IT, MAJOR! p.s. Of course do know that the freakin voting time is over, it's just that I would like to keep my opinion here.

VOTE SIMON '08 (you already did)

User lacks 50 main space edits.Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 19:01, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support This man is a leader to all of us and to the ones who work in the ancients of halopedia for he is a leader there as well, he deserves it. GruntMaster772 2:57, July 28, 2008

Support.svg Support-Just like GruntMaster772 said plus he has shown leadership on other wikias.Spartan6 01:00, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support -Stigma-231File:1214691735 Halo2emblem.ashxv3.jpeg|16px]]·you caught me off-guard·[Talk][Cont] 01:03, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support- Just as others before me have said, I may be only new here but Simon has acted enough like an admin! He has my support.Nihilistic 05:40, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

User too new and lacks required edits. Regards BananaCat File:1213452567 Cat-facts.jpg|20px]] Message meEdits Stats 23:22, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Simon rjh is a good user and should have Admin. Good luck Simonrjh! Whitehwk File:Halo2emblem.jpg|20px]] 05:10, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - I think that the wiki he founded, Gruntipedia was great.

User lacks 50 main space edits. No votey!Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 13:41, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - I think we could always use another admin, it lowers the amount of vandalism that occurs here and he seems like he would help the wiki a lot Lethal Chief 117

Support.svg Support - I agree with Jenkins, also, he has been very helpful to Halopedia, it seems that every time I log back on, he's on the Recent Changes column. -- Mechanical-Menace 13:31, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Simon for Admin. -Thegoodone 07:04, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - I have not spoken to him myself but I have heard of him countless times and always good things. Also when I think of veteran users who are not Admins he is on the list of people. In other words I support him 100%. Halo and 24 fan 11:34, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support - Simon, with all the help that you give to this community, you surely have deserved this priveledge, and I support your request with unwavering confidence. I hope it comes through for you. Demon Razgriz 933 13:35, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot I didn't have the required time as a user. Demon Razgriz 933 13:40, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support Sergeant Masterchief46517 File:7thHelljumpers.jpg|20px]] com link 20:10, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg Support Voy101 00:47, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Support.svg SupportManticore [ AdminIRCHOTMBot ] 14:16, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Neutral (3/0) Sysop

Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - I think im gonna remain neutral i think he need more edit he even have least edit than me and i think we have enugh admin now. im not saying your not good for that job but i think we have enough admin CF0UoH/A Company|0]]1 23:53, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

CT wants newer admins to replace the more inactive ones. He says that there should be more active and community-like admins, rather than the traditional technical ones.

Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - You sound like a nice guy,but I've been here for a while and I've never once heard of you before Night Reaper5 21:49, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Vote stricken. Vote is signed for the 21 of July, user created account on 26 of June. Regards, Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 02:04, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral

  • Agentseethrough - left (think it was Military), Adminship taken away
  • Buzz - founder, left - not sure he edited- Adminship taken away
  • CommanderTony
  • Dragonclaws - Veteran Admin, Edits getting less, but still visits
  • ED - Veteran Admin, Edits getting less, occasional visitor
  • Esemono - left, Adminship taken away
  • Guesty-Persony-Thingy
  • HaloDude
  • Manticore
  • RelentlessRecusant - Edits getting less
  • Specops306

All of those have been Admins at some point of time. notice many are inactive and some have had their adminship taken away? One thing a growing Wikia doesn't need, is inactive Admins. I'm not saying Simon rjh WILL be that kind of admin, my question is more of... Can we be certain that Simon WONT end up that way. (Notice the "Will" makes it seem sudden, whilst the "wont" one is over a period of time)Forerunner 10:20, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Buz never left. He is, sadly, deceased. <blesses self>Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 21:07, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Buz left Halopedia long before he died, FYI. I saw him edit maybe twice since I joined in December, 2004. --Dragonclaws(talk) 22:58, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Everyone has their time to leave halopedia, the concept applies to a person's age, as everyone has to experience life and death. If you're suggesting every admin should stay on Halopedia forever than there wouldn't be an applicable admin to do so. (a bot might) MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 10:26, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
BTW, you forgot to put GPT as resigned. --Blemo File:Progress Wheel.gif]] TALK CONTRIBUTIONSEMAILMESSAGE 17:50, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
While I respect it, my problem with the main point made in the above vote is the fact that every single admin, at some point, will be inactive. As far as I know, GPT and other admins no longer active served for a good amount of time, and in doing so made Halopedia a better place. I disagree with "One thing a growing Wikia doesn't need, is inactive Admins." - While we don't want inactive admins, I don't see how they do us any harm. Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 22:05, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Wasn't Agentseethrough or Esemono (can't remember which) the founder? BananaCat File:1213452567 Cat-facts.jpg|20px]] Message meEdits Stats 21:28, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
Well... that depends if you mean Halo Wiki, or Halopedia. The two are "almost" the same. --Blemo File:Progress Wheel.gif]] TALK CONTRIBUTIONSEMAILMESSAGE 02:53, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral Not going to state my reasons.--SPARTAN-G023CommLook at me! I'm invisible!E-mail Hell is nice this time of year 20:51, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral I've been here for a while, and I've never heard of you. I don't know you well enough the say yes or no. I know that we desperately need more active admins, so to stay safe, I'll leave it neutral. ~Epeu

Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - I don't want RfA's to become clouded by politics. If we need an Administrator, and someone says "Hey, what about <insert name here>, he's good and does a lot to help Halopedia.", the users get a very limited say in what happenes, because, ultimatly, it's up to the other Administrators to decide if they can work with the individual to better Halopedia behind the Rollback edits. The user's only ability is to say "Yeah, go <insert name here>!" or "Boo, <insert name here>!".
From time to time, our "yeas" and "boos" may incline the other Administrators to think about what the general public thinks, but, as it was said in Blemo's RfA, Halopedia's community is not a democracy.

So, if my "yea" or "boo" does nothing but give the Administrators a taste of the user pool, then i stand on neutral ground.
Because ultimatly, i doubt anyone will even read this with a non-biased view.

Kilo-Three-Zero (Talk) (Additions) (Alea Iacta EstChase) 07:39, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Against (5/0) Sysop

Oppose.svg Oppose Sorry to vote against you, Simon. Although you would make a great Admin, I'm afraid that we have enough Administrators within the site and they have done a sporting job. This is not a vote of hatred or jealousy (Maybe a bit :P) but merely a vote after realising the inconvenient truth.Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 00:35, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

More admins=Less retarded vandals and n00bs. If you're afraid of more admins=moar oppression, you are wrong. Grievous797}}
I was going to say the very same thing, but thanks for putting it in a politer way ;) UoH/Member List#Lieutenant|Lieutenant]] Vatz "My COM Network""My Work" 01:02, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Agree, maybe Subtanks fear admins would register her as a retarded vandal... jk MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 03:22, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
I wasn't afraid of oppression</sigh>. You must see the fact that the amount of Administrator within Halopedia is quite efficient enough. Look in this way: More Admins = More Disunity among Admins + Conflict of Influence. I have seen the outcome of this issue in another wikia and it has truly brought disunity and conflict between users.Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 05:04, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
I will point out that ED is very inactive, and RR and DC are growing very inactive on the wiki and community too. This leaves us with Manticore, Me, Specops and CommanderTony. We are slowly losing administrators and gaining vandals and point whores. My view is that Simon will be needed as a fifth active admin. HaloDude 11:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
First: a lot of admins have taken summer holidays this year, it seems. RR is 99% reserved for some summer job he's doing (it takes a week just to get an hour with him, and no, that's not an exaggeration). I'm not sure what Ed and DC are up to, but it seems they are low on hours right now. CT is having technical difficulties ATM. That leaves Manticore, HaloDude, and SpecOps as our active admin team ATM.
Second: let the admins decide if there are too many admins. It explicitly states in the RfA rules that one of the major conditions for supporting the passing of an RfA is if they notice a significant hole in their capabilities - either because of a retirement or because the responsibilities have increased
Third: there has been a huge concern in recent months about a lack of admin power - particularly among the admins. A few admins have even thrown around the dreaded "b" word - "burnt-out" (which is at least partially why we have much less activity from some of the older admins). There was a commitment to greater admin power with the implementation of the new features and we have only approved two admins since that commitment went in place.
I have no problem with someone suggesting we don't need more admins, I have a problem with voting against a good candidate because of it. Your opinion has been heard, but the admins know whether they need more firepower so let them decide what to do and what not to do. --forgottenlord 05:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Don't worry, i'm back on duty. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/22/2008

Oppose.svg Oppose I do not want an admin who does not like this wikis new features. -- P r o o f xx 17:08, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

vote stricken. User has no edits at all. -- CoH|Councillor]] Specops306 - Kora 'Morhek 19:42, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
You don't even have one friggin edit you noob. Go make a good edit, then return to talk crap, alright? -- Cadet Staff Sergeant LewisMy Comm LineWhat I've done 17:19, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
The only new feature I've tried to abolish is the points system, and you don't have any points. Hmm... UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 17:26, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
pwnt... Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 22:25, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Dude... Get over the fact that some people don't like the point system. --Blemo File:Progress Wheel.gif]] TALK CONTRIBUTIONSEMAILMESSAGE 17:52, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
AJ, calm down --forgottenlord 23:01, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
A simple strike of the vote with a decently stated reason would be nicer. HaloDude 23:57, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Yea, but a beat down makes it worth reading ;P Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 20:13, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
But it is entirely unnecessary --forgottenlord 02:58, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Oppose.svg Oppose As intelligent, skilled, and competent Simon is I don't think we need another admin, we should keep the old number, and if needed, relieve some of the more inactive ones. Vandalism is down thanks to users with rollback and the efforts of Tony's banhammer. Adding another admin seems poised only to brew more discontent with the admins, after the Manticore controversies. Regards, FightWithHonor

Vandalism is down? I find myself rollbacking now more than I used to, and if you think that older admins should be relieved, shouldn't there be new ones to replace them? UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 21:58, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Simon is absolutely correct. I cannot be the only one fighting vandals and punishing them on a daily basis, which thankfully, I have not. Though since a few of our more veteran and experienced Administrators have taken a much needed break, i've found myself wanting even more help and assistance. HaloDude and Specops306 were both recommended by me (and submitted), and I resurfaced the idea of giving Simon AND Blemo chances at an RfA. Right now, I and the few active remaining Admins left on Halopedia are in dire need of more help, and more Rollback-equipped Halopedians will not help the situation dramatically. And in addition to the growing concern of mass vandalism attacks and point whoring, Halopedia is getting more and more popular by the day, causing the need for more monitoring across the Wikia. Quite frankly, the four regularly active Admins aren't equipped to handle a Wikia with close to 5,000 articles and thousands of users. Simon, and a long list of Admin candidates i've been thinking will be assisting and thrown into the fray right after they are given their rights. And don't be worried, all of these users are of the utmost quality, and are very well known, appreciated, and experienced Halopedians to date. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/26/2008
Alright, my only concern is creating a precedent for a top-heavy government here. If we have inactive admins we need to remove them or curtail their power, otherwise I fear that we may be stuck with more admins that we need, when vandalism finally does drop. I have no problem with Simon becoming an admin, but I will not support increasing Halopedia's leadership size needlessly, so until inactive admins lose their power, no new admins unless absolutely necessary. Your every watchful sword, FightWithHonor
Humorous, your claim of a top-heavy government is. Different communities have different needs. Indeed, our need is to actually have a lot of spare admins to cover for those that disappear for short periods of time. Let's say that we do go ahead with your plan and retire RR, Ed and DC - the three admins that are mostly inactive these days. Now let's say they all come back but CT need to take some time off, HD finds schoolwork is creeping up on him, and Manticore gets hit by a bus. It takes a FULL MONTH for an RfA to be vetted and passed and it would be left entirely to Simon and SpecOps to cover for the missing man power until we could get DC, Ed and RR's RfA's passed again - because the RfA rules REQUIRE that we wait a full month before passing the RfA.
Similarly humorous is the overall concerns about having so many admins. I was talking with one user the other day (I won't name names) who told me that there were 36 admins governing Wookieepedia. Similarly, there were over 20 admins governing a site some of you have heard of called NationStates (though, admittedly, the latter did have a power structure unlike HP). A site I was an admin of before had, at one point, 5 admins for something like 30 different active members (200 registered) and another had a similar number for 45 registered members.
Different communities, different needs. The admins know what they need, they've told you what they need. Hell, CT was talking about desiring 15 admins on Halopedia. Why don't you listen to what they say are their needs and deal with that problem now. --forgottenlord 18:05, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
Thus, this is where my point of opposition stands. The Administration Team. Different Administrators have different needs. Quoting what you said, CT was talking about desiring 15 admins on Halopedia.: this is the point of only one Administrator. While other Administrator(s) may agree on this notion, the other Administrator(s) won't thus... making this short: it happened on another Wikia and disunity occurred between the Administrators, bringing the downfall of the Wiki...Please note that this issue of disunity may take place in this Wiki... Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 18:22, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm not particularly aiming for 15 Admins, though due to the increasing size of our growing community, I see the need for atleast 9 to 11 Admins. Or atleast 8 fully-active Administrators. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/26/2008
I don't think our Wiki Community is growing that big... So far, logically speaking, we had an extreme amount of new registered users on the Wiki as the new system was implemented. However, as time passes by, almost half of those new users left (Users such as User:Crowbar, User:Halopediagirl, User:Malikkr and User:Stryker were considered relatively new, made good contributions and left), leaving us quite a small number of Active Contributors... Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 18:35, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
Umm, we're not worried about the active contributors who make good edits. Our concern is the people who make "hit and run" attacks by making a few awful and explicit edits and just going away. In addition to point whores, personal attackers, and trolls. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/26/2008
Subtank: There's a lot of ways to solve disunity problems or prevent them, the least of them being mediation which I KNOW I can put into place if a problem becomes aparent. Certainly, the simplist way is that if disunity does become a problem, the admins go to a more hierarchical style - again, this is something they need to work out amongst themselves. Already, there is an implicit hierarchy amongst the administrative team. Does it matter in terms of voting? No. Does it matter in terms of how decisions and consensus is reached? No. However, does it exist? Yes. CT, himself, acknowledged it - pretty much, it's a seniority hierarchy. While the more senior members may not have more powers since all admins are equal, the newer admins would not place themselves above the older admins. So long as one of DC, Ed, RR or Manticore remain on staff and active, there will be an implicit top and therefore a place we can turn to getting unity restored.
I agree that disunity can become a problem, but it tends to come from when egos collide and become entangled to the point that it becomes difficult to get problems resolved. Currently, we have 3 admins that have egos large enough that this could be a problem (RR, Manticore and CT), and Simon is not someone who demonstrates such an ego. The only other scenario is when leadership is absolutely so weak that everyone is pulling in different directions. Currently, only SpecOps has refrained from providing any clear leadership of his own amongst the admins, and I think this is as much a lack of opportunity as anything else.
Disunity MAY happen to the admin team. Yes, its chances of happening are greater with larger teams. HOWEVER, smaller teams do not guarantee unity - in fact, the only way to guarantee unity is to have a rule of one. Similarly, larger teams do not guarantee disunity and the reason why one of our questions is "Do you get along with the admins?" is so we don't have a pre-existing disunity.
Be very careful before cautioning against disunity. I've seen 20-person moderation teams work very well together before, and apparently Wookieepedia has 36 admins and few problems.
We truly can't let fear guide our decisions when a manpower shortage, one that has been considered a primary concern since the new features went into place, remains. --forgottenlord 01:32, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm sure the bus would just bounce off Manticore. UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 20:37, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
"The largest source of Wikia.com traffic is its hosting of Wookieepedia, the Star Wars fan information wiki, accounting for 17% of Wikia traffic as of May 2007."

How can we even compare Halopedia to them? 4,935 articles compared to 58,452 articles, they also have far more users and if Simon's petition about points gets through, they'll probably be even fewer here, meaning that vandalsim, point whoring, and other banworthy offenses will drop, this decrease will mean that our current number of admins will be suitable. You guys have your minds glued on the present and have forgotten to look to the past and the future. With no future "Halo 3's" coming I can't see a huge spike of new users coming anytime soon, the death of the points system would rid us of many more unvalued users, leaving us with the right amount of admins. If we bloat now to solve a short-term problem we will have trouble losing weight in more peaceful times.

Forgottenlord, there is no precendent for a massive number of admins, even during the Halo 3 period I hear that the number did not spiral upwards significantly. I truly find it hard to believe that we are in mortal peril and in need of 15 admins.

Your ever faithful sword, FightWithHonor

You say that we are not focusing on the future, and yet you seem to think that there will be no more Halo projects, so we don't need more admins. This upcoming announcement is very likely going to be Halo, if any of the rumours are accurate. Bungie tends to give a steady trickle of information about their games, so we'll need plenty of active users on Halopedia to update it. UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 16:58, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
Other Halo projects will not bring on a massive flood of new users, these games are aimed purely at Halo fans, a good number of which are already here. Besides, Wookiepedia is far more easily divisible into large eras and categories, some of which are as large as this site, allowing various admins to focus on certain areas of the site. While we do have something similar to this, we are small enough where an admin can span most of the information one here. In fact, anybody can do this, not so on Wookiepedia, hence the need for admins.

Your ever faithful sword, FightWithHonor

I am NOT utilizing Wookieepedia to prove that we need more admins, but merely to disprove that it is truly a problem if we have more admins. If other sites can manage with a much larger admin team, I don't see how we are truly doomed as so many people seem to feel if we have our 8th admin. Learn how to recognize the nuances of what I'm talking about.
Wookiepedia has to have more admins, how can you compare a matter of obvious mathematical necessity with a matter of political opinion? We have 1 admin every 705 articles, they have 1 admin every 1623, we have afar better ratio, so if anything, if want to be like them admin-wise, we should get rid of admins. In order to keep order they have to have more.

Their success also means very little, they have a different group of people than us. Their leaders may be able to pull off a 36-man team better than our leaders, yes it has been done, but can we do it. What a team of Jedi fans can do may differ from what a group of Halopedians can do.

Your ever faithful sword, FightWithHonor

I don't believe we need nor want 15 admins, but we do need more, of that I have little doubt. We need more admins patrolling polls, quizzes and blogs and bringing them under control - they will remain a problem even after points are gone. Points are still a problem and will remain as such for a bit - the last vote did not receive the requisite attention and hasn't been checked for illegal votes and was actually declared by Simon to not be the official vote (which is probably a good thing since it's difficult to find already - we'll probably need the actual vote to be sitting in Halopedia-namespace). Our activity levels, right now, are actually HIGHER than when H3 was released. It is also worth remembering that Halo Wars is due out soon so we could probably expect another spike of activity as information pours in from that game.
The reality is that we have been overly reactive in how we deal with manpower issues - we are still reacting. We need more manpower, we know we need more manpower, and we've needed it for quite a while. --forgottenlord 16:59, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
FWH, you're not listening. If you don't listen, there isn't a debate, just two people screaming irrelevant arguments at one another --forgottenlord 14:32, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't understand why it is important for us to have a "set" number of admins. It isn't like more of them will create a problem. The way I see it, more admins will help us instead. The admin-to-article ratio on Halopedia is smaller than most wikis. So what? Halopedia is not Wookiepedia, Wikipedia, or any other wiki. We have our own rules. Besides, Halopedia is unique. None of the larger wikis we're talking about have blog, quiz, and poll features. None of the other wikis we're dealing with have the social features, and frankly, those are the main reason that we need more admins. In terms of discussion, I've been in on the e-mail admin discussions for two years now. Most of the time, when the admins disagree on something and we can't develop a consensus, we just go by a majority vote. It's not really a big deal if not everyone agrees on how things should be. We will never make everyone happy.
So, it is my opinion that, if we had 200 trustworthy, reliable and experienced users, we could have 200 admins. At this point, a set number sounds ridiculous to me, as rapidly as our wiki is growing and changing. I don't just say that because I'm not as active as I used to be, I say it because the more people we have around taking care of Halopedia, the better off the site will be. --EDFile:ArmyROTC.gif|15px]] 01:35, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Oppose.svg Oppose i strongly agree with him ^^ Xenthriss 10:17, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Not enough edits (50). File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/26/2008
Hey, you're out of your mind. Vandalism are almost daily edits on Halopedia, and you said it's getting down...? I wouldn't ask you to change your vote, but seriously the reason you gave us is ridiculous. If you were here Seven months ago you would find Halopedia a much better community... MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 12:25, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Oppose.svg Oppose I, Halo Scout, do also oppose this nomination. I hold nothing agianst Simon rjh. I have a few reasons but my biggest one is already having enough admins. Another is spam and vandalism. I do not think it is down a considerable amount as a good percentage of my edits are removing spam and wrong information. Sorry, for all who approve but this is my decision. Halo Scout 23:00, 29 July 2008

Actually, that's why we need admins to remove the spam and vandalism. --Blemo File:Progress Wheel.gif]] TALK CONTRIBUTIONSEMAILMESSAGE 16:07, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Oppose.svg Oppose Urrgh, time to dust off the old H-pedia account... Sorry, dude, but the site is totally loaded with admins. While I agree we need them, we already have something like 6 active or semi-active. No more are necessary. Again, nothing at all personal. Regards, SPARTAN File:H3_GunnerySergeant.gif|25px]] HelmetComm||Juliet 19:19, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

User is banned.Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 19:59, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I'm not. I was just having sig problems. Please check before you make outrageous assumptions. SPARTANHalopedia:UNSC_of_Halopedia/B_Company|-091]] File:H3_GunnerySergeant.gif|25px]] HelmetComm||Juliet 20:15, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
I agree with what you said about too much admin, I too agree with it. But the problem is that some admins are not always active on Halopedia, at the very least, on vandal season (lol), having him as our admin will be superb, as reflected in his work. MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 09:53, 2 August 2008 (UTC)


I know half of you are going to kill me for posting this on top, but I want to make sure I get my point noticed and across. I am sick of this "We have too many admins!" opposition. In looking at the block log and my IRC logs, there are only 5 active admins. Specops306, HaloDude, CommanderTony, Manticore, and Dragonclaws (more so than given credit). I will see the claim "We have to many admins," remotely credible when vandalism, point whores, and problem users are at an all time low. Right now, it is exactly the opposite.

Also, things like retarded polls, picture games, spam, etc. are at an all time high. And while they don't need to fall into those exact categories, only admins have the ability to delete anything. And there are plenty of things that need deleting. From "Who is teh sexah?" polls to useless sub-usergroups being created. Once again, I will see the claim "We have to many admins," remotely credible when things needing deletion are at an all time low. As of now, while not at an all time high, we aren't anywhere near an all time low.

And even if both those conditions reached all time lows, that would mean we have enough admins, not too many. Honestly, I can't define what would be, in my opinion, too many admins. Perhaps too many admins would mean there was a power struggle between them, or if their personal conflicts disrupted other users, or even harmed the reputation of Halopedia.

When it comes down to it, I don't see Simon rjh causing any trouble amongst the admins or on this site. I don't think that there would be any harm done in Simon's becoming an admin. Ghost sangheili}}

Some of the admins are becoming very inactive. Simon can be a great help here. HaloDude 00:18, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I agree, and also with more Admins, we can get spam articles, inappropriate polls, quizzes and blogs deleted faster and more effectively. UoH/Member List#Lieutenant|Lieutenant]] Vatz "My COM Network""My Work" 01:02, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I think I will address Subtank's comment here. There are a few things that, while the lone vote may be insignificant, should be addressed. I think that it's backing is illegitimate, and I'd rather not have this happen on something as important as an RfA. I wouldn't have a problem with it if it had legitimate backing. But my personnel interpretation of the comment, and I apologize if it is inaccurate or offensive, is more along the lines of "I don't want you to be an admin if I can't be one." In terms of amount of admins, I'd say that only CommanderTony, HaloDude, Specops306, and Manticore are the only really active admins. That's four. In my opinion, as long as there are spammers, vandals, sockpuppets, stupid polls/quizzes and point whores, there are not enough admins. Regards, Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 01:11, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Duly noted, Pryo! File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/22/2008
In my opinion, you might be an admin someday, Pryo, I guess you are up to the job. MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 03:23, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm hoping for him to become an Administrator someday, but right now, others are more deserving. Many Veterans from the Republic-days still should have a chance at an RfA before newer Vets. get them. But that's just my stupid ol' opinion. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/22/2008
...That comment was just a joke... Anyways, refer to the comment in the Against section.Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 05:14, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I agree, it appears theres only 4 active Administrations, when I talk to them, there just overloaded with these, problems. Halo's Legionair File:Oddball Kill.gif|30px]] ("Contact") 22:18, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

What you stated is true but you should know that this may be due to the living condition of the other Administrators. RR and Dragonclaws (Based from my observation and gathered replies) are away for the summer. You shouldn't view them as inactive just because of they were absent or less active during this season.Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 05:14, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
And that's the problem Subtank, Administrators NEED to make time for Halopedia. They accepted the responsibility when they were given the rights and title of Administrator of Halopedia. Anyone who can't make the time, or even give a warning that they will be gone for any length of time, should be replaced by someone who can make the time. I know it might seem a little offending to the three inactive Admins, but I need to get that point across. Three out of Seven Administrators that are inactive shows a large gap in the effectiveness of the monitoring of the Wikia. That's why I might suggest an RfA for Blemo and EwCDnaudee419 in the coming weeks so that we have a good and active team working on improving Halopedia. In addition to those two Halopedians, i've thought about Ghost sangheili, Lovemuffin, and even yourself Subtank, as additional candidates for an RfA to proceed. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/22/2008
Umm, just my opinion, but I really don't think you should be announcing people you want to be admins here on Simon's RfA. People can get way too into it and start arguing about it on here, which is unfair to Simon because this RfA is about him, not other users having the possibility to be one as well. Plus, the users you said might get their hopes up and constantly complain about when they could have an RfA open and the like (Not saying they would, but still). ChurchReborn 10:10, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, bad idea. HaloDude 23:49, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up in more mature way. Just a suggestion, which is out of the discussion of the RfA but still includes the monitoring the Wikia. In accordance with multiple veteran users with experience, a group should be given the right similar to the admins but in much lower level. It would be similar like those of the IRC ops. Can it be done?Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 06:30, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Ok, Admins need to make time for Halopedia, but an admins life should come before their Wiki. Seeing as RR is at college, I believe.....and Dragonclaws had an injury last I heard, they are excused in my opinion. Although, i'm not sure it's just seasonal for some admins. RR is off doing important things with his education, and I think ED is moving on with the important and social activities in his life. Understandable. I don't think that admins should drop plans and stuff for the Wiki. However, I do think that inactive admins need replacements. But this doesn't mean just sticking any person in the position, the candidates are still of the highest quality. HaloDude 12:01, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
My fellow Admins, selected Veterans, and the Wikia Staff have thrown around the idea of "sub-admins" as we call them. With rights such as purely deleting content from Halopedia, with no banning features. Right now, i've heard reports of them working on something similar to it, but I cannot be certain as of right now. File:CommanderTony Logo.PNG|25px]]UoH|General]] Tony, Administrator of HalopediaTalk 7/22/2008
As so the rumour spreads... If this so-called "Sub-Admins" were to be implemented within the system, I believe all our problems would be solved. Back to the RfA, due to the argument given to the by other users, I will continue to stay in my current position. Little_Missy - File:Cortana Gif.gif|24px]] 06:44, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
I guess that we all have our problems. More admins doesn't mean a more effective vandal-fighting team, but at the same time it raises the awareness to vandal fighting. Admins should put more effort in encouraging Halopedians in fighting vandals, not just fighting vandals themselves. Moreover, an admin should also display a better conduct and as a model, active Halopedian. I didn't vote for Salmon just to have more admins, it's to raise people's awareness to vandals.

MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 10:27, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I've stated before and I'll state it again: the idea of sub-admins was first brought up with Wikia back in April. It is now July. While they may be working on seeing if the idea is feasible, we cannot rely upon them succeeding and must turn to the tools we currently have available to us. That means that if manpower is an issue, and I think the admins do see it as an issue, then we need to find good users to add such manpower. --forgottenlord 17:00, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

For the record, I do have classes at the community college that are taking up much of my time. I haven't just decided to take the summer off. --Dragonclaws(talk) 23:08, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Reminder that campaigning is illegal for all votes. --forgottenlord 23:45, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Noted and agreed with forgottenlord. Campaigning will get you disqualified from the RfA (closed is a better word). HaloDude 23:49, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Jul 22 16:39:01 *Simonrjh has left #gruntcorner ("Vote for me or I'll be rather annoyed and won't accept your random friend requests")
Jul 22 16:40:58 <forgottenlord> ......
Jul 22 16:41:13 <HaloDude> .....
Jul 22 16:41:14 <Churchreborn> .
Yeah, no more of that please. ChurchReborn 06:38, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
Joke, but fair enough. Everyone on the channel had already voted anyway. UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 08:48, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
A joke? Fair enough, you won't find the laugh on your side if no one vote for you. MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 11:41, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
We understood that it was a joke and that is, in part, why you only got warned. Problem is that it is very sensitive issue - all three of us were unsettled when we saw that and admins have pushed for RfA's to be closed immediately for that sort of crap in the past. --forgottenlord 16:23, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
OK, sorry, won't happen again. UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 20:19, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
You guys, it's #gruntcorner. I wouldn't call that campaigning. It's like a presidential candidate trying to campaign to his own family. I don't think that it is something to get worked up about. I understand the sensitivity, but a minuscule percent of Halopedians even know about the channel. Pryo 'Zarkum, [iTalk] [iWork] [iWrite] 22:50, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
No.. That was his QUIT MESSAGE, every channel he was in saw that, those just happened to be the logs I got to first. ChurchReborn 08:57, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
No, I used /part #gruntcorner (Reason) so it only came up on #gruntcorner. Anyway, can we stop arguing about this please? I made a mistake, got warned, and it won't happen again. UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 10:04, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
I mean, come on. People are stupid and happy on the IRC. At least everyone did something wrong in violation of the rules at least once. I'm not saying this is tolerable, I'm just pointing that out. --Blemo File:Progress Wheel.gif]] TALK CONTRIBUTIONSEMAILMESSAGE 03:01, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

I voted for him as he has a petition to abolish the points system, because it is a stupid, unnecessary addition to Halopedia that is causing point-whores and vandals. He would then have the ability to try to get rid of it.Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 09:44, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Guy, almost all of the admins voted for him!!! MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 13:25, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I was just saying why I voted for him, not that an Admin voted or him. I don't know where you got the idea that I said that. And learn grammar.Thunderstream328 UserWiki:Thunderstream328|My Wiki Userpage]] File:Thunderstream328.jpg|15px]] My board Here me rawr Stuff I've done 18:35, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I would vote for Simon, if I had not gotten a complimentary ban (Thank you, Specops306!). My new profile does not have the required amount of edits or account time, so I'll silently pull for you Simon. Hope you win, Demon Razgriz 933 23:19, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Are you aware that ban-dodging is an offense? When you're banned from Halopedia, it is a signal from the admins that they didn't approve of your behavior and want you to sit out of Halopedia for some time. This means that they don't want you to return with a new account, they want you to serve your sentence in full. Ban dodging often gives you a much longer ban - I've seen users who had a one week ban get a full year off because they ban dodged. --forgottenlord 16:29, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
He isn't ban dodging anymore. His ban has already expired, and he returned. A problem with his page forced him to get a new profile, because his old one was simply gone. -- CoH|Councillor]] Specops306 - Kora 'Morhek 21:42, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your defense Specops306. Your help is greatly appreciated. Go Simon! Demon Razgriz 933 00:49, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Why was Simon rjh nominated in particular? BananaCat File:1213452567 Cat-facts.jpg|20px]] Message meEdits Stats 21:19, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Read HaloDude's reason for nomination. :D UoH/Command Staff|General]] UserWiki:Simon_rjh|simon]] rjh 21:50, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Seems like you really want to be an admin. Well, lets seems how things turn out... MasterChiefPettyOfficerSpartan Contribution 02:12, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Everyones "Excited", Hmmmm... =) Halo's Legionair File:Oddball Kill.gif|30px]] ("Contact") 22:18, 7 August 2008 (UTC)


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? 23rd June 2007, although I made IP edits a few weeks prior to making an account.
  2. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to Halopedia? I've been a valued member of the UNSC of Halopedia, and have been a General for 3 consecutive terms. I am still active in the UoH despite the current lack of interest with other users, and recently revived the Ancients of Halopedia. I was very active prior to the release of Halo 3, helping to gather information, analyse and organise it.
  3. What do you believe are your most valued technical contributions to Halopedia? I'm competent at editing templates etc., and have learnt very basic MediaWiki. This is probably not my strongest point, but I am willing to learn more.
  4. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to the community? I recently made a petition and subsequent blog attempting to remove the points system from Halopedia, which I consider to be disruptive to the encyclopaedic atmosphere of Halopedia. Although it seems unlikely that the proposal will pass, I am still pleased that it has had an effect on the community's perception of the point system. I'm on the Halopedia IRC channel frequently and am currently a low-level channel operator there, and have assisted other users there numerous times.
  5. What is your expertise with programming languages, if any? As mentioned previously, this isn't my strongest point. I can do basic HTML, and I can learn more if it is necessary. I know that many of the current administrators put a lot of emphasis on technical knowledge, but I hope my other attributes will make up for this.
  6. Do you administrate any other Wikia? If so, which? I founded Gruntipedia, Halopedia's sister site, that is a humourous take on the Halo universe. Although it had a rocky past, myself and other Halopedians are beginning to improve the overall quality of the wiki.
  7. If you are administrated, what changes do you propose? I want to put more emphasis on the usergroups and less on the points system. I consider promotions from quality edits so much more rewarding and beneficial than promotions from sheer number of edits.
  8. To the best of your understanding, what does administratorship entail? Being an administrator is setting an example to other users, and being able to assist them, and the wiki you administrate, to the best of your ability. Administrators have more abilities, because they are considered trustworthy and knowledgable enough to use the tools correctly.
  9. To the best of your understanding, when will you be able to check Halopedia after you are administrated, in the event that you are? I browse Halopedia and go on the IRC channel practically everyday. Due to timezones, I'm often on Halopedia when other admins are asleep or working/at school.
  10. What communities are you associated with online, Halo and otherwise? I'm a member of Bungie.net and Roosterteeth.com (Red vs Blue) and I edit on several wikis, both Halo-related and others. I'm on Xbox Live a lot, my gamertag is "simon rjh" but I don't accept friend requests unless I know who you are.
  11. What is your familiarity with the Halo universe? I must have read almost every article on Halopedia, and can explain the Halo 3 backstory well enough to annoy my friends. I've read all the Halo novels except Contact Harvest (which I hope to get soon) and have played Halo 2 and Halo 3.
  12. What is your familiarity with Wikia and Halopedia policies? I've been here long enough to know all the main policies. Most of it is just common sense.
  13. What is your relationship with the Halopedia community and current administration? I get on well with all the current administrators, and I think that the community in general doesn't have any problems with me (at least, I hope not...). I play on Xbox Live regualarly with many Halopedians.
  14. How may users contact you? As mentioned earlier, I'm usually on IRC when I'm at my computer. If I'm not on IRC, send a message on Halopedia or on my talk page.
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