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Battlestar Wiki:Requests for adminship/Shane (2)

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  • Current Count: (7/0/0)
  • Current Date/Time: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 07:03 (UTC)
  • RFA Ending: Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 12:00 (UTC)

Shane (talkcontribsedit countpage movesblock userblock log) – Every since becoming a member, Shane has been a relentless contributor with an edit count of over ten thousand (View Count). His projects have been numerous with him directly responsible for the current look of the wiki, including the Main Page redesign. He has become the template guru, fixing templates and creating new templates on demand for everyone else. Shane has had problems in the past, the result of him being bold. However, since the RFC, his behavior as been exemplary, and instead of dampening his contributions, he became a better contributor, by channeling his exuberance into projects guided by the Think Tank process. With Season 3 about to start, more users signing up everyday, and another millions hits in little more than month by next weekend, the need for another administrator is very much upon us. Although the current state of Battlestar Wiki is the result of the community, Shane has been more than willing to contribute his share and more.

Candidate, please indicate acceptance of the nomination here: I accept. --Shane (T - C - E) 12:08, 1 October 2006 (CDT)


  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support per Nomination --FrankieG 18:39, 1 October 2006 (CDT)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support First, the negatives. In the past, Shane has demonstrated a quick temper, as well as a tendency to take criticism of projects he works on personally. Both of these are to be avoided, not only for contributors but especially for administrators. This all came to a head at his RFC, from which he not only abided by the consensus reached in that process (through a self-imposed suspension of activity, rather than a formal ban/block), but also became (unsurprisingly) one of the driving forces behind the new Think tank process. He turned negatives into positives, and has made considerable strides with regards to any previous issues. His work ethic and contributions to the site have been considerable. I don't mean to minimalize his many thousands of edits (in addition to a great deal of work that doesn't show up in edit count, with regards to the skins/CSS), but I don't think that issue is even a question. He's obviously a hard worker. I believe he would responsibly use the admin tools (aka "the mop") responsibly, and that they would only serve to further his ability to help this site. His low profile on some of the other major BSG communities leaves little doubt in my mind that there is any significant risk of him representing this wiki poorly, and what little interactions I have seen of him off-wiki have always been enthusiastic, quiet, and helpful. I wouldn't expect any grandstanding. We can use the extra hands, and as I noted on my talk page, this was one of the names I suggested when I was trying to think of people to issue a mop to. --Steelviper 09:50, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support. Aside from the comments that SteelViper noted, I've watched Shane come a long way over the summer. His wiki skills are nothing short of remarkable, and I greatly appreciate his aid in the complete renovation of the wiki (combined with Mercifull's graphic work, this place is beautiful, and we get lots of comments on this). Off-wiki, he's offered to help at a fledgling wiki for the Matrix series. There is one important matter of note: Shane must be as concise in spelling and grammar as he is with coding. Often I note some sloppy contributions, although I appreciate this as a computer person myself, since good programmers are, paradoxically, not so good in overall writing, typically. Still, the ABCs of spelling and diction are crucial when mopping as, of course, you might spot an error and make it worse with poor diction. Shane's wiki skills really give him more influence than merely getting the mop tools of rollback, move, block and protect. I was hesistant at first to support his RFA until I saw a response to a contributor at Talk:Occupation. It wasn't the best prose, but he answered the question neutrally and factually, and kept it concise. I, for one, will appreciate having Shane around as our inside "Cylon agent" to protect us with code against vandals and other things, too. Provided he takes a deep breath before entering things, and types carefully, Shane will do fine. --Spencerian 17:00, 6 October 2006 (CDT)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow i didnt even realise there was an RFA for Shane. I dont really have the time right now to post a good reason for my vote here but if people really want me too then I will. I think now with S3 just about to start its a good time to bring a new mop boy on board. --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 17:10, 6 October 2006 (CDT)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support. I agree with Spencerian. --BklynBruzer 17:20, 6 October 2006 (CDT)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support. What the hell, go get your mop. --April Arcus 01:32, 7 October 2006 (CDT)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support. Yeah, I agree with the above, can't add anything more. --Talos 10:18, 7 October 2006 (CDT)




Questions for the candidate

A few generic questions to provide guidance for voters:

1. What duties, if any, would you anticipate helping with? Please check out Battlestar Wiki:Project List's for a list of projects.
  • BW:Tem – Keeping a tab on the templates everyone must use for quick and easy generation of “standardized” things that the Wiki uses
  • BW:FA and BW:FP – Keeping tabs on the nominations
  • BW:PORT – Keeping the portals clean and expanding it as needed
  • BW:News/BW:CP – Cleaning Duties Only
  • BW:MAIN – Keeping the overall look of the site “pretty”
  • BW:CAT – Category organization
  • BW:i18n - Gathering Support for translation of Battlestar Wiki
I believe that most “projects” need the attention of everyone so not everything would be overlooked if I became an admin, but these are just the ones I would focus my energy level to.
2. Of your articles or contributions here, are there any about which you are particularly pleased, and why?
A. I am really pleased with Colonial One. I was happy that I was able to contribute heavily to a BW:FA article. But I am only pleased with all the articles in which all users participate in. All articles are qualified that I am pleased about. While 10,000 edits is amazing, helping out fellow contributors to the overall success of this site helped me reach this goal. I could not have done that without their help as well.
3. Have you been in any conflicts over editing in the past or do you feel other users have caused you stress? How have you dealt with it and how will you deal with it in the future?
A. I believe the RFC helped me contribute to the site. With the creation of the Think Tank I been able to deal with the problem that was lacked in when my contributions were questions. My strongest disagrements would ahve to be against Peter, but I think we both have settled on a mutual agreements. I think everything between me and the oldtimers has been worked out, and I hope to continue to do that while being an administrator.
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