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Administrators

This table shows only admins who have been active or semi-active recently. For the remaining admins see #Inactive administrators
User Group(s) Appointed Time Zone Babel/Other notes
PierreAbbat (talkcontribs) March 17, 2003 UTC −5/−4 en, fr-3, es-2, pt-
Paul G (talkcontribs) bureaucrat January 17, 2004 UTC +1 (GMT) en, it-4, fr-3, es-1, pt-1, el-1
Hippietrail (talkcontribs) bureaucrat May 10, 2004 en, es-2, de-1, ja-1, fr-1
SemperBlotto (talkcontribs) bureaucrat February 15, 2005 UTC +1 (GMT) en, it-3, fr-1, la-1
Mike (talkcontribs) sv.wikt bureaucrat June 30, 2005 UTC +1/+2 sv, en-3, de-2, da-1, no-1
TheDaveRoss (talkcontribs) CheckUser February 28, 2006 UTC −5 en, es-3, la-1
EncycloPetey (talkcontribs) bureaucrat May 3, 2006 UTC −8/−7 en, es-2, la-2, ang-1, de-1, ke-1, nl-1, pt-1
Jusjih (talkcontribs) Meta admin
Commons admin
zh.wikt admin
WP admin
WQ admin
en.ws admin
May 4, 2006 UTC −5/−4 zh-TW, zh-CN-3, en-3, fr-1, ko-1
Widsith (talkcontribs) May 23, 2006 UTC +1/+2 en, fr-4, es-3, ang-2, sco-2, ar-1, lo-1
DAVilla (talkcontribs) June 14, 2006 UTC −5/−6 en, es-1
BD2412 (talkcontribs) WP admin
WQ admin and bureaucrat
September 3, 2006 UTC +8 en, fr-1, zh-CN-1
Ruakh (talkcontribs) interface-admin May 9, 2007 UTC −5/−4 en, fr-3, es-2, he-4/2
Thryduulf (talkcontribs) en.wp.admin, Commons admin (lapsed) August 6, 2007 UTC +1 en, cy-1, de-1
Hamaryns (talkcontribs) September 11, 2007 UTC +1/+2 nl, de-4, en-3, fr-3, ru-2, is-1
Saltmarsh (talkcontribs) September 11, 2007 UTC +1 en, el-2
AugPi (talkcontribs) September 11, 2007 UTC −6/−5 (CST/CDT) en, es, nl-2, eo-1
Matthias Buchmeier (talkcontribs) December 24, 2007 UTC −6 de, es-4, en-3, fr-2, pt-1, it-1, nl-1
Qehath (talkcontribs) December 24, 2007 en
DCDuring (talkcontribs) January 30, 2008 UTC −5 en, de-1, fr-1, la-1, grc-1
msh210 (talkcontribs) enWP autoreviewer, reviewer, rollbacker February 10, 2008 UTC −6/−5 (CST/CDT) en, he-2, ase-1, tmr-1
Krun (talkcontribs) April 3, 2008 UTC +0 is, en, da-3, sv-2, no-2, fr-2, de-2, fo-1, ja-1
Panda10 (talkcontribs) June 25, 2008 UTC −5 hu, en-3, de-1, ru-1
Mzajac (talkcontribs) (Michael Z.) August 26, 2008 UTC −6/−5 (CST/CDT) en, uk-3, fr-1, ru-1
The Ice Mage (talkcontribs) November 15, 2008 UTC +1 en, ga-2, fr-2, ja-0 (I can read limited kanji and I guess I know a handful of words)
Vahagn Petrosyan (talkcontribs) January 8, 2009 UTC +4 hy, en-4, ru-4
Daniel Carrero (talkcontribs) interface-admin January 13, 2009 UTC −3/−2 pt, en-3, ja-2, es-2
Leftmostcat (talkcontribs) January 22, 2009 UTC +1 (GMT) en, ga-3, de-2, ja-2, fr-1, ang-1, sga-1
Lmaltier (talkcontribs) fr.wikt admin May 12, 2009 UTC +1/+2 fr, en-4
Nbarth (talkcontribs) (Nils Barth) November 14, 2009 UTC −8/−7 (PT) en, fr, es-2, ja-1
Internoob (talkcontribs) November 16, 2009 UTC −8/−7 (PT) en, fr-3, ht-1, es-0, ko-0
Ultimateria (talkcontribs) November 30, 2009 UTC −6/−5 (CST/CDT) en, es-3, eo-1, ja-1
Yair rand (talkcontribs) interface-admin December 3, 2009 UTC −5 en, eo-1, he-1
Bogorm (talkcontribs) January 31, 2010 UTC +2/+3 (EET) bg, en-3, de-4, ru-4, fr-3, da-3
Jamesjiao (talkcontribs) February 17, 2010 UTC +13 (NZST) zh, en-4, fr-3, nl-2, es-1, ja-1, sv-1
Atitarev (talkcontribs) interface-admin March 1, 2010 UTC +11 (AEST) ru, en-4, de-4, fr-3, pl-3, uk-3, zh-2, ja-2, cs-2, be-2, es-2, sv-2, no-2, da-2, fi-1, it-1, ar-1, ko-1, hi-1, vi-1, th-1
Rua (talkcontribs) April 11, 2010 UTC +1/2 en, nl, de-2, sv-2, ca-1, fi-1, fr-1
Leasnam (talkcontribs) February 2, 2011 UTC −5 en, ang-3, enm-2, es-2, de-2, fr-1, nl-1, sco-1, ko-1
-sche (talkcontribs) interface-admin September 16, 2011 UTC +1/−6 en, de
Mahagaja (talkcontribs) en.wp admin, Commons admin, en.ws admin, cy.ws admin October 19, 2011 UTC +1/+2 (CET) en, de-4, fr-2, ga-2;
Theoretical rather than practical knowledge of: ang, cy, dsb, grc, la, my, mga, pgl, sa, sga, wlm, yi
Eirikr (talkcontribs) October 25, 2011 UTC +7 en, ja-4, de-3, es-2, cmn-1, ko-1, haw-1, mi-1, nv-1
Robin Lionheart (talkcontribs) January 10, 2012 UTC −5 en, eo-3, fr-2, es-1, ja-1; la-1, jbo-1, tlh-1, qya-1, sjn-1, Shaw, Dsrt, Teng
Metaknowledge (talkcontribs) May 1, 2012 UTC −8/−7 (PT) en, la-3, it-1, enm-1, tpi-1, es-0.5, various Polynesian-0.5
Chuck Entz (talkcontribs) bureaucrat, CheckUser May 9, 2012 UTC −8/−7 (PT) en, de-1, es-1, fr-1, grc-1, la-1,(sub-1: he,ang,it,cmn,sa,others)
Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV (talkcontribs) August 2, 2012 UTC −3 pt, en-3, es-2, de-1, ia-1
Wikitiki89 (talkcontribs) interface-admin January 1, 2013 UTC −5/−4 (EST/EDT) en, ru, fr-3, he-2, ar-1, yi-1
ZxxZxxZ (talkcontribs) fa.wp admin July 25, 2013 UTC +3:30/4:30 fa, tg-4, en-3, ar-2, pal-2, de-1
Equinox (talkcontribs) September 17, 2013 UTC +1 (GMT) en, fr-1
Mx. Granger (talkcontribs) March 30, 2015 Varies en, es-3, zh-3, eo-2, ase-1, ca-1, la-1
JohnC5 (talkcontribs) June 22, 2015 UTC −8 (PST/PDT) en, la-3, de-2, fr-2, ine-pro-2, sa-1, fro-1, non-1, gem-pro-1, grc-1
Benwing (talkcontribs), Benwing2 (talkcontribs) interface-admin August 11, 2015 UTC −6 (CST/CDT) en, pt-3, es-3, fr-3, de-2, it-2, la-2, ar-2, ang-1, fro-1
DTLHS (talkcontribs) interface-admin October 14, 2015 UTC −7 (MST) en, es-1
Sgconlaw (talkcontribs) July 24, 2016 UTC +8 en
Gamren (talkcontribs) interface-admin December 9, 2016 UTC +1/+2 (CET) da, en-3, de-2, eo-1
Robbie SWE (talkcontribs) ro.wikt bureaucrat and administrator April 15, 2017 UTC +1/+2 (CET) en, sv, ro, fr-3, de-3, it-3, pt-2, es-1
kiwima (talkcontribs) May 11, 2017 UTC +12/+13 (GMT) en, fr-2
Dixtosa (talkcontribs) interface-admin August 6, 2017 UTC +4 (UTC) ka, en-2
AryamanA (talkcontribs) interface-admin October 8, 2017 UTC −5 (EST/EDT) en, hi, pa-2, cmn-2, es-2, sa-1
Justinrleung (talkcontribs) interface-admin October 9, 2017 UTC −5 (EST/EDT) en, yue, cmn-3, zh-3, fr-2, nan-2, hak-1, es-1
Vorziblix (talkcontribs) interface-admin January 22, 2018 UTC −6/−5, −5/−4, or +1/+2 sh, en, egy-2, cu-2, enm-2, ru-2, de-2, sl-1, cmn-1, jbo-1, la-1
Koavf (talkcontribs) February 4, 2018 UTC −5 (EST/EDT) en-US-N, es-2, de-1, pt-1 (and 1 on other Romance languages)
PseudoSkull (talkcontribs) March 31, 2018 UTC −5 (EST/EDT) en, da-2, es-2, fr-1, pt-1, ca-1
Surjection (talkcontribs) bureaucrat, interface-admin August 17, 2018 UTC +2/+3 (EET/EEST) fi, en-4
Mnemosientje (talkcontribs) December 6, 2018 UTC +1 (EST/EDT) nl, en-4, he-3, de-2, got-2, la-2, grc-2, (and 1 on a few other languages)
Linshee (talkcontribs) August 10, 2019 UTC −5 (EST/EDT) en, de-3
Erutuon (talkcontribs) interface-admin September 30, 2019 UTC −6 (CST/CDT) en, grc-2, la-1, de-1, fr-1, ar-1
Imetsia (talkcontribs) November 27, 2020 UTC −7/−6 (MST/MDT) it, en-4, de-2
Bhagadatta (talkcontribs) January 26, 2021 UTC +5:30 en, hi, kok, kn, mr-2, sa-1
Kutchkutch (talkcontribs) January 26, 2021 UTC +5:30 (UTC) en, mr, hi-4, omr-1, pmh-1, sa-1
Fenakhay (talkcontribs) January 30, 2021 UTC +1/+2 ar, ary, fr, en-4, arq-4, aeb-4, ayl-4 (Western), mt-3, apc-3, arz-2, es-2, de-2, tru-2
BigDom (talkcontribs) March 5, 2021 UTC +0/+1 en, pl-1, fr-1, cy-1, is-1
Fytcha (talkcontribs) interface-admin January 2, 2022 UTC +1/+2 (CET) gsw, de, ro, en-4, fr-2, tr-1
Vininn126 (talkcontribs) January 2, 2022 UTC +1 en, pl-3, ru-2
Thadh (talkcontribs) February 26, 2022 UTC+1/+2 (CET) ru, nl, en-4, fr-2
J3133 (talkcontribs) March 23, 2022 UTC−5 en, eo-2
PUC (talkcontribs) May 5, 2022 UTC+1 fr, en-3, ru-2, nl-2
This, that and the other (talkcontribs) August 30, 2022 UTC+10/11 en, fr-3, la-3
Theknightwho (talkcontribs) November 19, 2022 UTC+0 en, la-3, cmn-2, mn-1

Inactive administrators

User Group Appointed Time Zone Babel/Other notes
Timwi (talkcontribs) July 14, 2004
Wytukaze (talkcontribs) June 30, 2005 UTC +1 (GMT) en, tpi-3, fr-2, de-2, gaa-1, nl-1
Rodasmith (talkcontribs) May 23, 2006 UTC −8 en, es-3, de-2, eo-2, fr-2, ja-2, it-1, pl-1, pt-1, ru-1
Versageek (talkcontribs) WP admin and checkuser September 15, 2006 UTC −5 en, es-1
Jaaari (talkcontribs) September 15, 2006 UTC +2 fi, en-3, de-2
Enginear (talkcontribs) December 26, 2006 UTC +1 en, fr-2, la-1, de-1, sco-1
Atelaes (talkcontribs) February 12, 2007 UTC −6/−5 (CST/CDT) en, grc-2, he-1.
Beobach972 (talkcontribs) May 9, 2007 UTC −5/−4 en-4, de-3, fr-1
Visviva (talkcontribs) en.wp.admin August 17, 2007 UTC +9 en, ko-3, de-2
RJFJR (talkcontribs) November 8, 2007 UTC −4 en
Jyril (talkcontribs) November 8, 2007 fi, en-3, sv-2
Algrif (talkcontribs) December 24, 2007 UTC +1 (CET) en, es-3, fr-1
Conrad.Irwin (talkcontribs) January 2, 2008 UTC +0 en
Rsvk (talkcontribs) January 30, 2008 UTC +9 en, la-2, sp-2, de-1, grc-1, he-1
Gauss (talkcontribs) November 7, 2008 UTC +1 de, en-3, fr-3, la-3, pl-2
Brett (talkcontribs) simple.wikt bureaucrat August 6, 2009 UTC −4/+1 (in summer) en, ja-2, fr-1
Maro (talkcontribs) October 21, 2011 UTC +1/+2 (CET) pl, en, ru-1, de-1, nl-1
Haplology (talkcontribs) October 27, 2011 UTC +9 en, ja-2, es-1
MaEr (talkcontribs) 5 December, 2012 UTC +1 (CET) de, nl-3, en-3, no-2, it-2, fr-2
Pereru (talkcontribs) September 18, 2013 UTC −1 pt, en-4, fr-4, de-3, nl-3, ru-3, eo-3, vo-2, ...
Kephir (talkcontribs) January 14, 2014 UTC +1/+2 (CET) pl, en-4, de-1, ja-1
I'm so meta even this acronym (talkcontribs) March 31, 2015 UTC +1 (GMT/BST) en, cy, la-2
Neskaya (talkcontribs) September 11, 2007 UTC −8 en, he-3, ase-3, yi-3, fr-3, sco-2, vi-1, eo-1, es-1, pt-1, chr-1, ja-1, de-1 (languages at 1 are verbal ability and I may not be able to read/write in them)
Dvortygirl (talkcontribs) June 13, 2005 UTC −8 en, es-2, el-1
ObsequiousNewt (talkcontribs) November 10, 2014 UTC −6/−5 (CST/CDT) en, grc-3, la-2, de-2, es-1
Stephen G. Brown (talkcontribs) bureaucrat
nv.wp admin
global renamer
September 18, 2005 UTC −6 en, es-4, de-4, ru-4, fr-3, pt-3, ar-2, la-2, el-2, ja-2, zh-2, ko-2, nl-2, it-2, sv-2, he-2
Dijan (talkcontribs) March 9, 2006 UTC −5/−4 sh, en-4, es-3, fa-2, hi-2, ur-2, tr-2, sl-2, mk-2, fr-2, ar-1
Bequw (talkcontribs) January 21, 2008 UTC −5 en, es-3, ht-1
Ivan Štambuk (talkcontribs) January 30, 2008 UTC +1 sh, en-3, de-1, la-1, cu-1
kc_kennylau (talkcontribs) July 29, 2014 UTC +8 yue, cmn-4, en-4, fr-3, es-2, ja-2, de-1

Former administrators

See Wiktionary:Administrators/Former

Notes

For nominees

  • Be sure to accept your nomination, by signing your vote page where it says "Acceptance". Until you do, the nomination will not be recognized as valid.
  • Make sure you have a working e-mail address; that is, your [[Special:EmailUser/Username]] page should work.

For new sysops

Removal for inactivity

Per Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2017-03/Desysopping for inactivity, if the number of admins is greater than 20, and a user who has admin rights has not used admin tools for at least 5 years as per Special:Log, the admin right can be removed from the user without further ado.

Requests for administrator rights

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User:This, that and the other for admin

Nomination: I hereby nominate This, that and the other (talkcontribs) as a local English Wiktionary Administrator.

Schedule:

  • Vote starts: 12:52, 30 July 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23:59, 29 August 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote created: Dunderdool (talk) 12:26, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Acceptance: Hopefully it isn't just the nominator who has faith in my ability to be a useful admin - especially in the areas of deletions and technical maintenance (templates, modules, gadgets, etc).

  • Languages: en, fr-3, la-3
  • Timezone: UTC+10/11
This, that and the other (talk) 12:52, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Don't see any reason why not. Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 00:34, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support A prolific contributor. Overlordnat1 (talk) 00:44, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support PseudoSkull (talk) 13:10, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support - TheDaveRoss 14:20, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Equinox 14:52, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support Vininn126 (talk) 12:43, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Urszag (talk) 08:25, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Seems to be a good contributor who could make good use of admin tools. Acolyte of Ice (talk) 08:36, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support, as they're a very solid contributor from what I've seen. Though the nominator is another thing... AG202 (talk) 16:00, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support JeffDoozan (talk) 21:02, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Symbol support vote.svg SupportFytcha T | L | C 〉 22:33, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Symbol support vote.svg Support Thadh (talk) 10:10, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support J3133 (talk) 08:00, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support but no more maintenance lists…puhlease :) – Jberkel 11:30, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Symbol support vote.svg Support Binarystep (talk) 00:05, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Symbol support vote.svg Support Ffffrr (talk) 14:29, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Symbol support vote.svg Support Dyḗwsuh₃nus (talk) 15:11, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oppose

Abstain

Decision

Passed 17-0-0 - congratulations! Pinging @Chuck Entz, Surjection to effect this outcome. Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 00:00, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Chuck Entz (talk) 04:33, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks to all who supported me! I hope I'll be of some use to you all and to the project. This, that and the other (talk) 05:40, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Fish bowl for admin

Nomination: I hereby nominate Fish bowl (talkcontribs) as a local English Wiktionary Administrator.

Schedule:

  • Vote starts: 21:26, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23:59, 3 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote created: Dunderdool (talk) 21:26, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Acceptance:

  • Languages: en, yue, ja, zh, cmn, ko
  • Timezone: (some USA timezone)
Fish bowl (talk) 21:51, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support

  1. Symbol support vote.svg SupportFytcha T | L | C 〉 22:32, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support PUC – 09:08, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Fay Freak (talk) 17:09, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support PseudoSkull (talk) 11:58, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 00:47, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Geographyinitiative (talk) 23:36, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Roger.M.Williams (talk) 17:21, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Ffffrr (talk) 13:17, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oppose

  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - great editor as far as I can tell. However, too willing to unilaterally go against consensus when they disagree. See this diff and related discussion on talk page deletion. When others objected to deleting the pages Fish Bowl chose to delete the discussion and tag a bunch with speedy deletion templates. - TheDaveRoss 16:14, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'll make sure to forward all their future inquiries to you <3 —Fish bowl (talk) 21:26, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose: Although Fish bowl is certainly a hardworking editor that frequently fights vandalism and is active in the wiki community, they also seem to be quick to pick a fight (witnessed also in their comment above), which is a quality I would rather not see in an admin. I'm sure that if they worked on their communication with other (especially non-Chinese) editors, that they would make a great admin, but I'm also of the opinion that this vote is premature. Thadh (talk) 10:18, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --{{victar|talk}} 18:21, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Rationale please. Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 23:15, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Unacceptable conduct: the incident already mentioned; “unironically kill yourself”; “loser” (Koavf agreed that Fish bowl should have been temporarily blocked for name-calling); and general immatureness. J3133 (talk) 18:31, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    oh no, i'm not harsh on vandals, trolls, and other idiots :( —Fish bowl (talk) 18:39, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Why do you think that name-calling and telling someone to kill himself are acceptable? Are these the kinds of behaviors that you want admins to perform? —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:54, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    To be honest both the conduct described and displayed (by you) above isn't acceptable for regular users - people have been blocked for less - let alone someone aspiring to become an admin. Thadh (talk) 19:13, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If I were admin I could just click "block" and never have to think about these people again 🤔 —Fish bowl (talk) 19:24, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Fish bowl Ohhh, who's an edgy boii, who's an edgy boy? Yes, you are. Srsly, don't cut yourself on that edge, no one is impressed. Take a look at Vininn126, Thadh, or BigDom and follow their example if you want to be a good admin. From what I can see, you're trying too hard to be a good editor and at the same time to fight for the freedom of speech. But this is not how it's done, ok? You're too obvious with your edginess and trolling, and this dismissive attitude, to the point that it's just not funny. Tryhards go home. Shumkichi (talk) 22:56, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Were you an admin and you saw someone tell a "loser" to "unironically kill yourself", what would you do? —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:01, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Judge the relevant parties based on how they are contributing to the dictionary instead of tone policing like some pearl-clutching Puritan, obviously. —Fish bowl (talk) 20:04, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well, it's good that no one is doing that. Anyway, it's pretty obvious that you have no serious interest in this position or what would be required of it. Thanks for clarifying. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:25, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I was already opposed due to the above interaction, but had Fish bowl been willing to own up instead of doubling down, I could have at least abstained, since he seems to make a lot of useful edits. But admins shouldn't only have useful edits (that's what makes editors); they need good judgement, an ability to discuss, etc. The exchange above this comment is totally unacceptable. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:56, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose User evidently lacks the maturity and self-control to be trusted with admin guns. (Also, I have some misgivings about an adminship vote being started by someone who is evidently a sockpuppet of an indeffed user.) Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 23:17, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Equinox 00:49, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for reasons stated above, and that they stated on their talk page their motivations for running were "[I]t'll be funny. I can be really irresponsible, it'll let more people hate me, and maybe it'll accelerate my mental illness and make me leave or something" -insert valid name here- (talk) 01:34, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Stricken out as ineligible to vote (WT:VP). — Fytcha T | L | C 〉 01:37, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - DonnanZ (talk) 08:25, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per the several objections above. In particular, I am concerned about Fish Bowl's ability to communicate respectfully and come to consensus with other users in a productive way. It is not that examples of poor communication have been brought up in this vote, for surely these are vastly outnumbered by the user's constructive edits, but that Fish Bowl seems unwilling to acknowledge (or unable to see) the problems in them. To be entrusted with admin tools one ought to at least be able to distinguish between good and bad interactions, which Fish Bowl refuses to demonstrate to the community that he can do. Winthrop23 (talk) 13:18, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I haven't really interacted with this user, but both the attested conduct earlier and the immaturity and dismissiveness shown by Fish bowl shown in this thread are things that I definitely do not want to see from an admin of this community. GabeMoore (talk) 05:22, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abstain

  1. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain - I have had some interactions with this editor, but not interacted enough to form an opinion. Vininn126 (talk) 17:25, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain - being a good editor does not entail being a good admin. Abstaining because I understand the frustration, sometimes. Theknightwho (talk) 22:17, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain The fact that they conspicuously do not reveal that they used to edit under the usernames Umbreon126 and Suzukaze-c does not bode too well in my opinion. MuDavid 栘𩿠 (talk) 02:27, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @MuDavid: I don't think that they're trying to hide this information in the way that you're implying. Had they wanted to hide their tracks, they would have created new accounts, not renamed their existing one. — Fytcha T | L | C 〉 02:36, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It's also perfectly legitimate to want to change account names. Theknightwho (talk) 14:21, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I’m not saying it’s due to maliciousness. I only discovered their previous identities by accident. As it happens, I have good memories of Suzukaze-c, but others may have different opinions and this may influence their voting behaviour. For this reason, I feel they should have at least mentioned their previous user names here. Carelessness or uncaringness are in my opinion certainly red flags. MuDavid 栘𩿠 (talk) 03:53, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Decision

Failed 8-10-3. This, that and the other (talk) 11:27, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


User:Theknightwho for admin

Nomination: I hereby nominate Theknightwho (talkcontribs) as a local English Wiktionary Administrator.

Schedule:

  • Vote starts: 14:48, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23:59, 18 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote created: TheDaveRoss 14:48, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Acceptance:

  • Languages: en, la, cmn, mn
  • Timezone: UTC+0 GMT

I accept! This would be particularly useful for me in terms of maintenance. Theknightwho (talk) 21:21, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support. Works hard, plays nice; can't ask for more than that. - TheDaveRoss 14:48, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support. Amazing editor and great person to rely on. I trust that they'd use the admin tools for good. AG202 (talk) 17:01, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Symbol support vote.svg SupportFish bowl (talk) 22:52, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Made miracle-level improvements I had been kvetching about for years. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 23:04, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Don't see any reason not to Symbol support vote.svg Support. Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 05:52, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support 👍 — Gorec (talk) 07:48, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support On occasion gets grumpy but really who doesn't. On the whole very level headed. Vininn126 (talk) 09:24, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Jodi1729 (talk) 02:23, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support Aha, this vote happened at last. I had offered it. I like Knight because he is smart and not afraid to call out bullshit (do not be afraid to call out bullshit) but also fair-minded and maybe even kind. I met him once. Can confirm he is a human being of some sort. Equinox 02:28, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Scandalous lies! Well, the bit about being human, anyway. Theknightwho (talk) 02:31, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support, --Robbie SWE (talk) 17:12, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Skiulinamo (talk) 10:20, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Symbol support vote.svg Support, enjoy the admin bit. PseudoSkull (talk) 21:22, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol support vote.svg Support. Theknightwho is a very competent editor with whom I've only ever had pleasant interactions even in times of disagreement. Also, I've never been a fan of the saying it takes two to tango and the present situation might just be a perfect demonstration as to why. — Fytcha T | L | C 〉 16:18, 24 October 2022 (UTC) Switched to abstain. — Fytcha T | L | C 〉 18:50, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol support vote.svg Support I've interacted with Theknightwho quite a lot and I trust them not to let their grudges impact their decisions as an admin. Thadh (talk) 16:44, 28 October 2022 (UTC) Changed to abstain. Thadh (talk) 17:04, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support. — Sgconlaw (talk) 19:03, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support All the best! —Svārtava (talk) • 07:30, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Symbol support vote.svg Support Many good contributions, sensible comments, and much good humor; not much testiness. Don't expect any abuse of powers. A welcome addition to the crew. DCDuring (talk) 18:00, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Symbol support vote.svg Support Pious Eterino (talk) 13:01, 15 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oppose

  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I cannot in good consciousness support the new adminship of a editor who has an active "grudge" (as an uninvolved user put it) with another editor. Specifically, since about August 15, 2022 (link to Discord), there has been conflict between Thekightwho and Dan Polansky, as demostrated both on the Wiktionary site itself and in the un-official Discord server used for quick, more casual conversation between editors. I want to make clear at this point that if the opposite nomination was made, that is Dan Polansky was nominated for adminship, I would oppose that one as well. My focus on Theknightwho in this vote is a result of the fact that they are the one nominated for adminship, not because I think more responsibility lies on either of the two editors. With that, Thekinghtwho has described Dan as "full of shit", "an utter thickwit", and "a complete pseud" (links are to Discord). The conflict between them is also not restricted to the past, but is ongoing with the most recent instance, as of writing, being from today. Other conflict between them have occurred in the Beer Parlour in August, Beer Parlour in September-October, Theknightwho's user talk page, and Dan's user talk page. If this conflict is resolved at some point, I think Theknightwho could make a good admin and would be willing to support adminship. For now though, I'll oppose. —The Editor's Apprentice (talk) 18:49, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Just an observation: the existence of conflict isn't inherently bad. If B is harming the project, and A tries to stop B's harm, then A is involved in conflict but is doing good work. Equinox 18:56, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not going to say those comments were okay, but they were said in extreme exasperation (and two of them were said one after the other). I am not the only person who has been frustrated by Dan. Theknightwho (talk) 20:31, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    To add to this, I'm going to pledge to keep my feelings about this in check, as it obviously has got out of hand at times. Theknightwho (talk) 20:47, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That's said and done outside of Wiktionary/Wikipedia should be totally inadmissible, including the unofficial Discord server. --Skiulinamo (talk) 10:20, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ehhh, the Discord server is essentially an extension of Wiktionary fora itself, and significant planning & discussion takes place there. It'd be weird to make policy changes & more through that means but make anything negative there inadmissible. AG202 (talk) 13:19, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per the above. --Overlordnat1 (talk) 09:18, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I may find ways to stop responding to the Knight in discussions, thereby avoiding all the conflict, but if the Knight behaves in this way toward me and the project, who's to say he will not behave the same toward other editors? In general, there are too many non-admin behaviors. I am not particularly disturbed by insults made off-wiki. I am disturbed by constant ad hominem pseudo-argumentation is discussions that should be about exchange of arguments, counterarguments, evidence, analysis and external sources, by dismissal of external sources, by arrogance that in my interactions with him included not conceding a single point a single time, and evading questions instead of answering them. The behaviors disrupt the discussions and reduce their value as decision making instruments. As my piece of evidence, I'll pick the discussion about German compounds, which to my mind is utter fiasco: Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2022/October § Removing spaced phrases from German compounds: no open compounds in German. To claim that German schwarzes Loch is a compound is, to my mind, outrageous nonsense. I tried to present arguments and external sources to show that, which should have been obvious from the start, but to no avail. Knight does not speak any German or any Slavic or North Germanic language as per his Babel, but that does not prevent him from taking an opposing stance on something that he does not understand. In that discussion, he shows zero capacity or willingness to learn. That, to my mind, is no testimony to linguistic competence and to open mind. One can make a wrong initial estimate, but has to be willing to reconsider given the preponderance of sources. To this moment, Knight did not accept compounds to be words despite the unanimity of sources. An admin needs to do so much better on multiple counts.

    As to the notion that Knight's continuous abuse is necessary to protect the project from harm by me, I don't see that: even if we assume that my RFD nomination of -otomy is harmful, calm argumentation that avoids ad hominem and speculation about motives and a handful of "keeps" render all protection needed: a mere superminority can prevent deletion of -otomy. The RFD discussion on -otomy was short and fine before the Knight joined. I made the mistake of responding to his claims. The RFD discussion is another piece of evidence showing how discussion should not be conducted. I also noticed how Knight often posts a discussion response in two or three subsequent edits, showing lack of temperance: instead of calmly composing a response and posting it when it is finished, he gives the impression of haste.

    The Knight should have been blocked for on-wiki misconduct, not made an admin. Template editor and module editor are the rights that he needs. The acceptance of this sort of behavior by Wiktionary editors is disappointing. --Dan Polansky (talk) 09:08, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Knight's style has the effect of intimidation: I do not dare to post anything more to the RFD discussions on the misspellings/miscapitalizations antijapanese, etc., despite Knight's outrageous claims that these nominations are "prescriptivist snobbery". If I will post, it will get out of hand real fast. The nominations are nothing of the sort; they are evidence-based and actual-usage-based assessment of what language users actually do and accept and reject, the opposite of prescriptivism. They implement the "statistics" criterion mentioned in WT:CFI#Spellings. Knight's other claim that rarity of form has nothing to do with misspelling again contradicts WT:CFI#Spellings mention of "statistics". A classical example of prescriptivism is the that vs. which story, which is a neat prescription to make language less ambiguous, but is much more restrictive than the widespread actual usage by educated language users. The very language of "prescriptivist snobbery" is again ad hominem; other discussion participants calmly discussed whether the nominated forms are misspellings. Here again I see inflammatory tone combined with linguistic incompetence. --Dan Polansky (talk) 14:51, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Please do let me know what you consider to be an acceptable way for someone to inform you that they feel you’re being unreasonable in a given discussion. Realistically, I don’t want to have to stop participating in RFD, so we are going to have to come to some kind of way of getting past these communication barriers and needless conflicts. Theknightwho (talk) 15:05, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    How come the great majority of editors including non-admins understand what the Knight does not? Namely ad hominem. About "feel": RFDs are ideally about linguistic facts and arguments and disagreements about them, not about feelings. Disagreements and exchange of arguments are the blood of RFDs; ad hominem is not. Most non-admins here would make better admins than the Knight. --Dan Polansky (talk) 16:42, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    So could you please let me know an acceptable way to let you know when I feel you are being unreasonable? Someone can act unreasonably irrespective of the topic, as I'm sure you know. For example, if they ignore everything else that the other person is saying in order to rephrase what they've already said. It is important that that kind of thing doesn't happen, as it effectively shuts down discussion. Theknightwho (talk) 16:57, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I could not and I explained why above, in what RFDs are about. For the reader: check in the edit history how the Knight wrote the above response in three edits. I see intemperance. About "It is important that that kind of thing doesn't happen": it isn't very important and it does not "shut down discussion" at all. And it almost never happens: to say that I ever "ignore everything else that the other person is saying" is just nonsense. In the RFD on -otomy, the Knight said -o- was not a morpheme, I pointed to sources that say otherwise. He said the definition of -o- talked about it being between morphemes from which it allegedly followed -o- was not a morpheme, but I said that it did not so follow and that to say of an interfix that it is between morphemes is only natural part of a definition of "interfix". So I kept on responding to his specific points. The above is an example of how the Knight rationalizes his poor discussion conduct, having created a complex of fallacies justifying ad hominem misconduct. The interested reader may read the RFD on -otomy: WT:RFDE#-otomy. --Dan Polansky (talk) 17:42, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I simply asked you for an acceptable way for me to let you know when I feel you're being unreasonable. This is perfectly normal in any discussion, as it allows the participants to ensure that they are both on the same page, and to best understand each other's point of view. It is also an inherent part of accountability, as we all need to be accountable to each other.
    Do you believe that it is fair that I should have no way of letting you know that you're being unreasonable without you trying to dismiss it as a personal attack? That kind of behaviour is generally considered unacceptable and manipulative. Theknightwho (talk) 17:58, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The Knight keeps on repeating himself; I won't. --Dan Polansky (talk) 18:23, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    (PS: I just want to say that regardless of the merits of what you Dan Polansky are saying, you ought to try to be kind and considerate to the other users as much as possible. Yeah, they are assholes, but you may one day realize that you yourself may have done things meriting such a title. Also, I would recommend setting a limit for yourself on how many words you will post in a comment, barring extraordinary circumstances. I try to max out at 500 in extraordinary circumstances, but also to try to avoid getting close to 500 and remain somewhere around 150 words. I have not really looked into the issues you discuss above, but I just thought that in everything I dealt with the Theknightwho on, valuable progress was made, so I apologize if my vote disappointing to you. I'm a simple editor: I see progress, I vote for it.) --Geographyinitiative (talk) 15:08, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Regardless of the other points, "I also noticed how Knight often posts a discussion response in two or three subsequent edits, showing lack of temperance: instead of calmly composing a response and posting it when it is finished, he gives the impression of haste." I've seen you do this as well to be quite fair, including here when you replied to yourself (and especially in the offensive terms discussions). In my opinion, it's not really that big of a deal unless it starts to flood the discussion. AG202 (talk) 17:53, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abstain

  1. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain Huge fan of his contributions, especially lately the immense dedications he's put into Mongolian. But generally it's maybe best to have as rulers calm sages rather than fierce warriors. Catonif (talk) 15:04, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    There are no rulers here. I agree though, that it is better to have a whole community of calm sages. - TheDaveRoss 12:42, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain seconded. the support voters are probably hungry for more drama. well nothing's on TV, anyway. Jberkel 22:04, 27 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Symbol abstain vote.svg AbstainFenakhay (حيطي · مساهماتي) 10:26, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain ⭐ Really not sure, I can take either view, though it be indecent to side with Dan Polansky. Like Theknightwho won’t break anything and is really capable of calling out baloney but as well argues in circles and has the will to drama. Fay Freak (talk) 13:35, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That genuinely means a lot - thank you. I know we've clashed in the past, but generally we've been able to be productive about things. Theknightwho (talk) 16:17, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain. Although I agree that Dan Polansky is very often insufferable and I sympathise with Theknightwho for losing patience with them, I haven't been impressed with his answers in the debates that took place: he was eluding valid questions. Apart from that, I have no particular objections. PUC – 13:18, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Changed to Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain considering Knight and Dan are still arguing even at this moment - when I voted, I was kinda hoping this was behind us, but apparently it wasn't. You should leave the handling of users you obviously have a - let me borrow The Editor's Apprentice's wording - "grudge" against to (other) admins, and distance yourself from that, otherwise the quarrel will probably end badly for the both of you. It doesn't seem like enough reason to oppose though, since I believe Theknightwho will make a good admin overall. Thadh (talk) 17:04, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You're right. Bad day. I'll take some time out. Theknightwho (talk) 17:05, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain. I've been rethinking my decision lately, especially as I saw the two of them "battle it out" again on various pages. I still stand by what I said in my support vote that this adminship would be, in expectation, a net positive for the project. I do, however, have more reservations that I did before. — Fytcha T | L | C 〉 18:50, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain. I have only encountered this user in RFD, so I can't form an overall opinion. DonnanZ (talk) 12:32, 5 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain per all of the above. Ultimateria (talk) 23:54, 5 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain you know I like you, Knight! But let's face it, this jihad against Polanski has gotten out of hand. Allahverdi Verdizade (talk) 02:07, 6 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I don't see why we take DanP's argumentativeness out on Theknightwho ("TKW"). That said, it would be wise for TKW to consider what might actually lead to w:extinction of unwanted behavior. DCDuring (talk) 18:04, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Decision

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