Forum:Flyingcat for admin

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Hi, I'd like to nominate Flyingcat for admin, because s/he has been actively combating spammers, and has agreed to run for it if nominated. I should also note that it was Flyingcat who created a forum regarding the AbuseFilter, and I think s/he is capable of creating one. I think s/he can combat spammers well, making Illogicopedia a better place. Thanks.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 07:56, 6 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)

Wait, I wonder if I actually have the right to nominate.. Couldn't find any policies regarding it.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 08:01, 6 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
Case resolved. Seems I can nominate, and thus officially would like to nominate Flyingcat for admin.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 09:56, 6 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
I both nominate myself and Flyingcat for admins --Sophia, The Resident Uncyclopedia Deity AMB (talk) 17:32, 6 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, I'm not sure whether you can nominate yourself, Sophia. At least, Flyingcat don't think so. (And I don't think I would nominate you, either, because I saw what happened on these pages, or because I've never seen you actually combating vandals/spams so far)--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 18:33, 6 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
P.S. If you really want to nominate yourself, you should make another forum about it by yourself, but no one can guarantee that it won't be deleted or snowball claused by admins.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 18:39, 6 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
I couldn't find any policy about nominating yourself. I'm assuming it's not ok because it usually isn't. Wikipedia is an exception, and even there they tend to get all huffy and accuse you of hat collecting. Here's a link because really, you shouldn't do that. "Fun? Is that what you think we're here for? Fun?!"  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 19:28, 6 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)

So I've been told I should make a case for giving me this position. Let's see. 2+2 and XY007 have already been made admins, and they're doing good stuff. Mars Cadbury cleared out the 60+ QD backlog, and 2+2 created my suggested filter. Awesome. However, due to the high ratio of spam edits to constructive edits, filter 7 was evidently disabled, and this sort of thing may occur again in the future. We'll still need people to delete spam. There are still long periods of time in which none of the admins are online. The problem is not that they are lazy but that there aren't enough of them.

Another administrative issue that hasn't been mentioned so far is featured articles. The last one was featured in July last year, so there hasn't been any feature on the front page in months. There are plenty of nominations that have been there for years and have a sufficiently high score to pass. No one is touching this area -- I guess everyone's concerned with spam at the moment. I'd be happy to help out, but of course I can't.

Of course these are all symptoms of the real problem, which is that we don't have enough editors in general. We need to attract new ones. People walk away and don't get replaced. But then that's not something we can fix nearly as easily. I'm around regularly at the moment, I'm willing to help, and I have just enough in the way of look-it-up and throw-stuff-at-the-wall skills to deal with technical areas. Also, I have more than 12 months of tenure, I've written articles, I won't abuse the tools etc. All that what. So yeah.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 22:35, 9 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)

Oops, actually Singular Ways to Die was featured in October. Its nomination page isn't marked as closed, though, so it's still on VFF. October is still a long time ago.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 22:56, 9 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)

Voting[edit]

Charging... :+6 (6-0)
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  • We don't seem to be voting here, but none the less I'd vote FOR. For sure. Among other things, FlyingCat's platform includes working to clear the VFF backlog, and if that were done, then I could canvas a bit and maybe scare up somebody to nom Spy Story for VFF (I think you're not supposed to do it yourself unless you've been IotM at least once). (I suppose I could create a sock to nom it but I understand that's frowned on.) Snarglefoop (talk) 17:42, 10 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
  • For, as the nominator.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 18:03, 10 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
  • Ford F-150. Considering the absence of two formerly active admins and my inactivity during the summer months, I believe that it would be absolutely beneficial to have another admin. She has shown a capability and willingness to get many things back in order and to counteract spam/vandalism more effectively. Plus, she's a flying cat. That's one hell of a rare Pokemon. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 01:10, 11 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
    I'm a she. :)  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 00:32, 13 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
  • For. UHHHHHHHHHH --Sophia, The Resident Uncyclopedia Deity AMB (talk) 16:08, 11 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
  • For XY007 (talk - contribs - business) 07:25, 12 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
  • For. She seems responsible. CG098 (talk ₪‎ contribs) 18:56, 13 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
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  • (To Snarglefoop) Yeah, I should've created the voting section earlier. I guess I need to get used to the way to proceed nominations.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 18:03, 10 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
    I don't think there's any formal process. This site never had much process to begin with, and with the decline of activity there's been even less of it. Lol created some RFA templates, but they were only used in the forum about XY007 and I don't think anything like that is really needed.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 18:11, 10 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
    Maybe you're right, because I found myself a bit confused when reading the past nomination to seek how to and who is/are to make the final decision, or how many votes required to be a valid voting, or any other rules.. After all, I guess I'll have to wait till an bureaucrat finds this page.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 18:29, 10 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
  • Should Sophia's vote count toward this table? 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 01:11, 11 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
    • Well, I guess s/he should vote again, because you know, this page is NOT a place to nominate him/herself.--The Pioneer (A.K.A. かいたくしゃ) 02:17, 11 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)
  • Just for the record, this was closed as successful.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 23:00, 29 Jumbly 2018 (UTC)