Wiktionary:Votes/sy-2008-01/User:Msh210 for admin

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User:Msh210 for admin[edit]

  • Nomination: I hereby nominate User:Msh210 as a local English Wiktionary Administrator. I can't think of a single button he wouldn't have already used and it seems a pity to hold him back while he waits for admin tasks to be performed at his behest. Conrad.Irwin 00:21, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 9 February 2008 23:59 UTC
  • Vote started: 26 January 2008 23:59 UTC
  • Acceptance: I thank the nominator for his vote of confidence and accept the nomination.
    • Languages: en, he-2, ase-1, tmr-1
    • Timezone: UTC -6 (winter), -5 (summer) (U.S. CT)
    • verified e-mail link.
    msh210 00:26, 25 January 2008 (UTC)


  1. Symbol support vote.svg Strong supportRuakhTALK 01:21, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support Visviva 01:26, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Keene 02:43, 25 January 2008 (UTC). I would've nominated msh myself. --Keene 02:43, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support DAVilla 10:38, 25 January 2008 (UTC) I would have nominated him myself. Oh wait, I already had. :-P
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Widsith 10:40, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support Algrif 10:43, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support EncycloPetey 04:51, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support —Stephen 20:13, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support — Beobach972 13:38, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support Atelaes 01:13, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support bd2412 T 19:20, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
  12. Symbol support vote.svg Support DCDuring TALK 23:15, 30 January 2008 (UTC) reasonable, helpful
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support Connel MacKenzie 04:38, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support Rod (A. Smith) 06:18, 10 February 2008 (UTC) Oops. How'd I miss this vote? Rod (A. Smith) 06:18, 10 February 2008 (UTC)




Before making a decision on this, I'd like to ask a question. Certain comments on your website, such as "I claim copyright on anything I write or say on the Internet...", including, apparently your username, raise questions about what kind of ownership you are claiming over your Wiktionary work. Also, you note on your userpage that you release rights to your minor edits, implying perhaps that you claim to retain them on other edits. As the GFDL nature of Wiktionary is one of its fundamental principles, would you please clarify your position on this matter? Thank you. Atelaes 02:42, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Obviously I don't speak for Msh210, but I'd like to point out that the GFDL actually depends on copyrights for its viral qualities. Certainly there's nothing wrong with an editor releasing some or all edits into the public domain, but by default all editors retain their copyrights and release their edits only under the GFDL, and there's nothing wrong with making that explicit. (See Wiktionary:Copyrights#Contributors' rights and obligations for more information on how this works.) —RuakhTALK 05:07, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
While all Wiktionary edits are released under the GFDL, I do retain some right to them (no one may use them in a way not explicitly allowed by the GFDL). As to my username, I doubt one can copyright on such a thing; what I claim is the right to it as a service mark. In any event, nothing I say overrides the notice ("all contributions to Wiktionary are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License") that appears above every "Save page" button on Wiktionary: even if I were to claim that I don't release my Wiktionary edits under the GFDL (which I do not claim), I doubt that that would have any teeth. And as to my release of my minor edits, I release all rights to them. Certainly most Wiktionary edits are not so released: this is a greater release than under the GFDL. (I got the idea from Wikipedia, incidentally; see w:Wikipedia:Multi-licensing.) I hope that this answers your concerns, Atelaes.—msh210 02:16, 27 January 2008 (UTC)


  • Passed at 14-0-0. No where's an bureaucrat? Atelaes 06:31, 10 February 2008 (UTC)