Wiktionary talk:Votes/Timeline

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Voting history[edit]

Discussion moved from Wiktionary:Administrators.

I see that someone has been adding voting histories for newly appointed admins. I really don't think that this is desireable. All admins are equal no matter who supported their nominations. Eclecticology 08:33, 2005 Jun 15 (UTC)

That was me. I put that all there for the sake of full disclosure, it has nothing to do with equality. Of course all admins are equal no matter who supported them. I think having an archive of their election to admin status is a good thing. Kevin Rector 03:15, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I've been giving this a think too. The concept of Full Disclosure is admirable, but so is the concept of a Secret Ballot. I don't want The David to take vengence on me, a mere mortal newbie, once he becomes sysop just because I voted against him. I believe Full Disclosure applies to voting only on proposals and prepositions. :-)
Just for the record, I have no fear of The David. (Perhaps I should?) :-) But what we want to avoid is having someone being afraid (an irrational feeling) to express a negative vote. Cheers, Stranger --SSL69 23:25, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
P.S. Upon re-reading. . . Fear can be very rational; it is feelings which are, ipso facto, irrational. --Stranger (SSL69 02:24, 24 August 2005 (UTC))

To archive properly[edit]


Why reverse chronologically anyway? --Volants 11:57, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Code[edit]

To generate one of the lists, I have used the following regular expression replacement:

  • Search term: Votes/pl-\(.*\)/\(.*\)
  • Replacement: * \1; [[../pl-\1/\2|\2]]

An input for this replacement was a plain list of votes, such as this:

Votes/pl-2006-12/Change style standard to use new trans-top style templates
Votes/pl-2006-12/PIE
...

--Dan Polansky 09:56, 3 April 2010 (UTC)