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User:PUC for admin

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


  • Vote starts: 10:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23:59, 4 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote created: —Svārtava (t/u) • 10:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Acceptance: I accept. I regularly revert vandalism, move misspelled pages, tag pages with {{d}}, so the admin tools would come in handy.

I know I’ve done many weird and/or reprehensible things, but I believe I can honestly say this is all in the past now. For those who aren’t acquainted with the situation, here are the pages for my previous nominations, where everything is laid bare: 1, 2. I invite you to read them before voting. Those two links will be of relevance too.

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PUC – 13:43, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support, with the hope that this vote is a success. ·~ dictátor·mundꟾ 13:19, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support as nominator, following the nominee's acceptance; I also strongly think that the abovementioned incident(s) like the sockpuppet-nomination, trivial alt accounts, a few partly objectionable usernames, etc. are too old and irrelevant to even be mentioned, let alone being grounds for opposition. —Svārtava (t/u) • 13:54, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support [ זכריה קהת ] Zack. — 14:47, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support, very support ‑‑Sarri.greek  I 15:50, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Roger.M.Williams (talk) 16:08, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support strongly. I've nominated them before, after all! Imetsia (talk) 17:26, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Fay Freak (talk) 01:45, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Kutchkutch (talk) 02:04, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support, always. --Robbie SWE (talk) 07:23, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support The tools seem like they'd come in handy, I've only had positive interactions with this user, and they really seem to have grown over time. Vininn126 (talk) 09:40, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support I heard all the best users need 3 admin votes. Equinox 12:30, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    L. O. L. —Svārtava (t/u) • 14:19, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Symbol support vote.svg SupportFenakhay (حيطي · مساهماتي) 20:36, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Vahag (talk) 09:36, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support - the level of transparency here is commendable. John Cross (talk) 16:44, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support PUC has reverted me without giving any reason sometimes (I personally think that such reverts should only be used for obvious vandalism), but they seem to have done it in good faith and their work is commendable. I also appreciate that they are transparent about what they have done in the past. They would make excellent use of the tools. Prahlad balaji (talk) 04:55, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Symbol support vote.svg Support, apologies for the late vote :) Thadh (talk) 21:17, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. DonnanZ (talk) 17:21, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Donnanz: Why? By the way, I also want to see you as an admin. ·~ dictátor·mundꟾ 17:46, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    No, no more nominations for me please. I have been through this 1½ times before, pulling out the 2nd time. There is a certain senior editor, Metaknowledge, who violently opposes me. DonnanZ (talk) 17:56, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    You didn’t answer the first part. ·~ dictátor·mundꟾ 18:02, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (Keep up the good work etc., however) Allahverdi Verdizade (talk) 11:39, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    And what’s your reasoning for opposing? ·~ dictátor·mundꟾ 14:13, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Way too many https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/User:PUC/Socks sock accounts, 7 of which have inappropiate usernames. Updated he has used a sockpuppet to ask his old main account to boost his support for his administrator rights!ADDSamuels (talk) 19:09, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @ADDSamuels Forgive me for asking but why does he even do that in the first place? -- 01:17, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Yeah, that's pretty bizarre. Reminds me of Wonderfool. (Although I'm not saying it's sufficient reason to think granting them admin rights would be negative, especially given how long ago it was.) 02:51, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Fair see the update, though he has given it, and I guess it's a question on how lenient one must be on forgiving. ADDSamuels (talk) 10:44, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain Despite the amount of time that has passed since the transgressions discussed in the links above, they still rest heavy on my mind. For that reason I cannot bring myself to support the nomination. I admit that I do not have much, if any, interactions with PUC and so therefore cannot easily judge how good of an editor they are today (though the testimonials are positive!) and so don't see myself as in a position to oppose the nomination. —The Editor's Apprentice (talk) 20:37, 7 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain for the same reasons as above. AG202 (talk) 14:07, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  • Passes, Congratulations! —Svārtava (t/u) • 01:07, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done Chuck Entz (talk) 04:55, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you for your trust, I'll do my best not to disappoint! PUC – 17:33, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

elfism validation

Voting on: Do we accept the provided citations as sufficient validation for the term elfism?


  • Vote starts: 00:00, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23:59, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
  • Vote created: Kiwima (talk) 02:33, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]





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