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Requests for adminship status

Maxim (talkcontribsblock logall projects) (administrator)

I'm an admin at Commons and enwiki, and I joined here to revert some vandalism. I've been doing that for the past few months, and another "job" I do is to tag test pages. Now, these pages can sit around Category:Candidates for speedy deletion for over 6 hours, and it would be easier for all if I do it. Also, I'm applying for the bureaucrat flag at the same time, as I strongly believe that on such a small wiki, any admin can do the bureaucrat's job as it's such a little extension. Monobi has applied three days after he became an admin, and he'll certainly do fine; I don't see any problem with me getting both flags at the same time. After some consideration, I've decided it would be better for me to stick with +admin only. There are enough 'crats atm and I don't think I've been here enough to assume that role as well. Maxim(talk) 13:05, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Poll starts 13:05, 13 March 2008 (UTC); poll ends 13:05, 20 March 2008 (UTC). OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:25, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Poll closed, Maxim = sysopus. ---- Anonymous DissidentTalk 05:30, 20 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Ucucha (talk) 16:49, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. If you weren't an admin in another project(s), then I won't be convinced to support. However, if you can deal with en.wp drama, you're more than capable of handling WikiSpecies' drama. OhanaUnitedTalk page 21:10, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Drama here??? LOL!! Maxim(talk) 21:16, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes, drama, it's an essential ingredient for life! OhanaUnitedTalk page 22:39, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    rather sporadic but there is defiantly wikispecies drama Kevmin 05:29, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3.  Support --Kevmin 05:29, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Mønobi 18:30, 16 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Support for both flags, it's no big deal whatsoever. Majorly (talk) 16:06, 18 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Support Open2universe | Talk 03:16, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Support for admin. Lycaon 08:36, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. I'm not to eager with the little number of contributions and the two months of service so far. Sorry. Lycaon 00:34, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Would you have any suggestions upon which I can improve? Or do you want me to stick around for a month or two more and then try again? Maxim(talk) 00:42, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The latter would probably be sufficient for me. Say end of April? Lycaon 06:26, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    A reasonable time to retry, if this request doesn't pass. Maxim(talk) 13:49, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    How about let him be admin in the mean time and at the end of April, Maxim will run for Rfb? OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:15, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That sounds like a reasonable idea, good suggestion OhanaUnited. Maximillion Pegasus 15:36, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    But to be honest, what's the difference? On such a small project, I think any admin can be trusted to be a bureaucrat, as usually there's almost no promotions, renames or flaggings to be done. On the other hand, if because of my experience and time spent here you feel it's best I be an admin for a bit then apply for 'crat, I'm cool with that. Maxim(talk) 16:18, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This is called compromising, Maxim. OhanaUnitedTalk page 21:33, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Obviously. I was making sure. ;-) Maxim(talk) 21:54, 14 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    For what it's worth, Lycaon, I was suggesting to Maxim that he should be an admin here because I was getting tired of seeing his name whenever I looked at Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. :) EVula // talk // // 23:34, 17 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]



  1. As I've noted above, I'm not a fan of the "make everyone a 'crat" concept. I've personally told Maxim he should run for adminship, which I'm totally supporting, but not so much for the 'cratship. As I've said above, this isn't a reflection on him, it's just my personal feelings about it. EVula // talk // // 17:59, 17 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Electrical Experiment (talkcontribsblock logall projects)

Failed, (0/5/0)

I want to be a admin because I Have a education based on Plant and I know I Could do good. ElectricalExperiment 14:15, 8 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Began 14:15, 8 June 2008; ended 20:50, 15 June 2008 (UTC).



  1. Sorry, but you just haven't been here long enough. Come back to RfA in ~2 - 3 months and I'll be happy to support. Mønobi (talk) 02:47, 9 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Same reason as Monobi. I can't support a candidate without first knowing his contributions thoroughly. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:24, 9 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. I echo Monobi. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 07:35, 9 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Technically you shouldn't request adminship until you have been an editor for at least two months. --Open2universe | Talk 13:14, 9 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. And please read the help files on how to contribute. Lycaon 11:35, 10 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Chemistrygeek (talkcontribsblock logall projects)

Closed at (0/4/0) at 19:53, 15 September 2008 (UTC) by User:Maxim as failed.
I want to be a sysop because I feel that I can contribute to the community more with the powers of sysop. I have been around different wikis for a while and have seen all that goes on. I feel that I can bring a positive feeling towards the wiki and would love to see this wiki go further. Chemistrygeek 14:27, 8 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]



  1. Not enough experience. Stick around longer and let your edits earn other people's trust. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:32, 9 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. You've been here for about a day. Sorry. Consider working here for a few months constructively and I may be able to support then. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 05:54, 9 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. You have little experience.CaCO3 16:48, 9 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Per other opposers. Lycaon 19:46, 9 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Calandrella (talkcontribsblock logall projects)

Close as Failed (0/1/1) by EVula 15:39, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not need to be an administrator here, but I think that if I sometimes go here, administrator tools would be good. I am an administrator on Swedush Wikipedia, Swedish Wiktionary and Swedish Wikinews. I can not guarantee activity nor think I will be that active here, but I will probably get here now and then, and then I would check RC, and, if I find vandalism, delete or revert it. I also want to change the link to COmmunity Portal in the navigation bar in the left of all pages to the Swedish translation, Wikispecies:Deltagarportalen. I also have knoledge in Swedish, and I think that no administrator knows that language and it is a huge fault in an interlingual wiki. Calandrella 15:10, 16 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Answer to CaCO3: OK. Calandrella 20:40, 17 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]



  1. Welcome, sorry but I think that you haven't enough experience here. Work and wait more. CaCO3 19:44, 17 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. I thank Calandrella for the translation effort. However, you don't need the admin tools to translate. OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:38, 18 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Calandrella can help out with translation efforts. I was thinking of voting on giving temporary adminship (6 weeks for example), and if Calandrella does good job, he can apply for permanent adminship. Why I suggest this is because Calandrella is trusted on most sv projects, and I think he can help out with admin tasks quite a bit, but at the same time, he needs more experience. Maxim(talk) 15:43, 18 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Answer to OhanaUnited: Yes, of course, but I have also deleted some vandalism and rollbacking and deleting pages would make the work esaier. As there are not very many active users here, sometimes I see vandalism but no administrator is here. Temporary adminship, I don't know... Is that technically possible? Calandrella 18:42, 18 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
To be honest, translation is not a major factor in this project so you don't score a lot of points this way. It's great to have but not a must (contrary to Meta and Commons), which is why the taxonavigation section is in latin, not English. We are here to build and categorize a reference directory for species, not a foreign language chatroom (though discussing local species are welcome). OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:24, 19 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't want to score a lot of points, I just want to help the project. But, I think it is good to add Swedish names to the articles. Calandrella 11:41, 19 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you stick around for a couple more months (I mean contributing actively, editing articles, translating pages, reverting vandalism, etc.), then I will be confident enough to support you. OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:23, 23 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure thing, I'll do (have had a wikibreak last week). Calandrella 13:50, 27 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stho002 (talkcontribsblock logall projects) or also known as

Close as Successful (4/1/0) by Anonymous Dissident 21:24, 23 November 2008 (UTC) Promoted. The community seems to desire it, so it is done. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 21:24, 23 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ends 02:16, 20 November 2008 (UTC) I've noticed this user, who chooses to edit as an IP, to perform many housekeeping tasks related to articles, even tagging vandalism for deletion and requesting blocks. In the past few months, more than have requests for deletion have come from I believe that 130.x will make very good use of the sysop tools, as well as cutting my workload. :p Since it is impossible to assign +sysop to an IP, the rights will be assigned to the account Stho002; either 130.x will use that account only for sysop tasks, or they will switchto use that account instead of the IP. For interests of confirming the link between account and IP, the account's uploaded some images to Commons that 130.x's used, so I'm certain of them being the same individual. Maxim(talk) 02:13, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Candidate, please indicate acceptance of nomination: 02:16, 13 November 2008 (UTC) a.k.a. Stho002 02:17, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Support, as nom. Maxim(talk) 02:19, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Of course with 100% support. His contributions here are superb and there's not a single reason that cause any doubt in my decision. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:31, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Support. CaCO3 13:59, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Strong Support - not really possible to make an anon an admin, but I'll support since he is the best editor on this wiki, come on dude, make an account already oh wait, he has.. hopefully its the same user. I wonder if an Ip can be usurped to this account, would be a better idea :) ...--Cometstyles 02:45, 19 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Cometsyles, incidentally, are you interested in a sysop flag, you clean up a lot of vandalism here.--Maxim(talk) 02:52, 19 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm actually a wikimedia cleaner, i really don't stay around wikis for long and i have no knowledge of science either :P , btw, can you delete and protect those Bluxo articles :) ..--Cometstyles 02:56, 19 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Update, this RfA is wayyy overdue ???...--Cometstyles 09:59, 23 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The centre of the discussion in here is about trust. While this IP contributes significantly in here, I do have to point out that a lot of vandalism warnings have been issued to the same IP on Wikipedia. On the other hand, Stho002 no longer edits under (with the exception of timed-out connections). Perhaps we should ask some crat who didn't participate in this discussion, such as EVula or Anonymous Dissident, to decide on the outcome? OhanaUnitedTalk page 15:58, 23 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I pinged AnonDiss at his talk.--Maxim(talk) 20:56, 23 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Not convinced. Isn't this a bit ridiculous? At least a CU should be done. Lycaon 23:48, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Why is it ridiculous? It's absolutely certainly the same individual. Maxim(talk) 02:19, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I agree! 02:27, 14 November 2008 (UTC) So do I!! Stho002 02:27, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not convinced with Lycaon's arguments. Both already confirmed the identity of each other by verifying each other's response. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:08, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not “schizophrenic”! 04:19, 14 November 2008 (UTC) And neither am I!! Stho002 04:20, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]



  • Hey, have we really tried assigning sysop flag to IP address? It might work! (Notice to Maxim, I'm not stuffing beans, I'm not stuffing beans, I'm not stuffing beans...) OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:49, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • There is no user by the name "". Check your spelling. (bureaucrat link only). Maxim(talk) 19:57, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The IP thing is no big deal, I can log in as Stho002 from now on. There just wasn't any point before now. 20:10, 13 November 2008 (UTC) Stho002 20:10, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Don't worry, Stho002, I'm just trying to put up a joke because Maxim has the tendency to fall for jokes like here OhanaUnitedTalk page 23:36, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • So, what's a CU? Why does Lycaon oppose??? 23:57, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • CU stands for Check User. Check User can determine whether the 2 accounts are related (that is, whether the IPs they use are the same or not) OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:07, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          • Both the IP and the editor have confirmed that they are the other; there's no real reason to perform a CU. EVula // talk // // 17:13, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
            • Still the ip keeps on editing as an ip. This issue is very confusing for any outsider. Why not do it the proper way and avoid problems later. Lycaon 08:59, 18 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
              • Total agreement; one of the reasons I'm hesitant to close this is because the editor in question isn't remaining logged in; I'd rather that 130 stay logged in as his account for the edits. EVula // talk // // 17:34, 18 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
                • I also agree. 130.XXX or Stho002, can you really really start using your account instead of IP? OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:40, 19 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I suggest to let user:Stho002 edit consistently for another month or so under his new name and then do this exercise again. Then nobody will have any opposition against his candidature, myself included. This should avoid all irregularities. Lycaon 08:04, 20 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • What would be the point of that?--Maxim(talk) 21:08, 20 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • The only "irregularity" is Lycaon's opposition! Still, it doesn't worry me as I never asked to be an admin anyway - I was nominated and I just didn't say no... Stho002 22:02, 20 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rocket000 (talkcontribsblock logall projects)

I'm requesting adminship mainly for the ability to delete pages and edit the MediaWiki namespace. I continuously find myself wishing I can delete my mistakes and templates that no longer are needed (e.g. when a taxon has been synonymized and it's accompanying template will no longer be used). It will also come handy when I find one those pages that simply don't belong here (e.g. vernacular named pages or encyclopedia articles) and of course the occasional vandalism we get. The technical side of 'Species is likewise in need of a little help. For example, I made a request on MediaWiki talk:Edittools back in April which has gone unnoticed (I guess using {{editprotected}} is kinda useless). As for the other admin tools, I don't see myself using them much. I'm pretty conservative with blocks and protections, although I have no issue blocking those silly vandalizing IPs. I consider Commons my home wiki (where I'm also an admin) but I do plan to help out here pretty regularly. Thanks for your consideration. Rocket000 22:52, 15 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Successful. Maxim(talk) 19:56, 22 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. --CTD 22:55, 16 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Stho002 23:38, 16 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. We need more collaboration with commons. achtSegel 10:58, 17 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Should do fine here. We need someone with experiences in MediaWiki space and working with bots. OhanaUnitedTalk page 17:34, 18 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Ark (talkcontribsblock logall projects)

I am requesting adminship on Wikispecies. I want to improve this project. I'm interested in zoology, especially ichthyology. I spend a lot of time trying to put taxonomic articles on Polish Wikipedia in order. I have edited Wikipedia consistently since March of 2006 and since October of 2008 I'm admin on Polish Wikipedia. I have edited Wikispecies since July of 2006 - initially I was making minor edits - mainly interwiki - but after some time I concluded that I have enough experience and knowledge to become an active member of this project. Yet I increasingly edit Wikispecies in substantial aspects. I would enjoy administrative works. A hindrance is my quite poor ability to write in English (I asked another person to translate this text), but I understand written English. It is not necessary for me to have administrator tools but surely would mobilize me to further work - to Projects advantage. I will respect your decision and want to ensure you that it - if negative - will not have an effect on my activity on Wikispecies.

Thanks for your consideration, Ark 19:57, 2 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Poll starts 19:57, 2 September 2009; Poll ends 19:57, 9 September 2009. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:37, 4 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Promoted. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:40, 10 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Rocket000 06:58, 3 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Stho002 09:01, 5 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. I know Ark is a trustworthy person. Ag.Ent talk 13:28, 9 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]



SergeyJ (talkcontribsblock logall projects)

Я извиняю, но я не знаю английский. Поэтому использую автопереводчик. Но надеюсь я будут понят.

У меня много идей и желания развить данный проект, одни из основных:

1. Создать многоязычное обсуждение проекта (аналогично - это позволит разговаривать о проекте людям на разных языках. Сейчас это сделано лишь в зачаточной форме, например, не переведены даже самые базовые правила.

2. Загрузить много информации из NCBI и связать то, что уже есть ссылками. Сейчас приходится в ручную добавлять информацию об этом.

3. Возможно, сделать более красивое оформление страниц Викивидов

4. Связать этот проект с моим проектом (, где располагается и будет развиваться информация о ДНК, РНК видов

Каждый из этих пунктов - это большая работа. Я уже подал запрос на предоставление бота. Но этого будет не достаточно, т.к. мне возможно понадобится удалять страницы, которые оказались после обработки закаченного материала не нужны. Нужно иметь доступ к защищенным системным файлам. Также если понадобится я смогу помочь справится с вандализмом.

I excuse, but I don't know English. Therefore I use the autotranslator. But I hope will is understood.

At me it is a lot of ideas and desire to develop the given project, one of the cores:

1. To create multilingual discussion of the project (similarly is will allow to talk about the project to people in different languages. Now it is made only in the rudimentary form even the most base rules, for example, aren't translated.

2. To load it is a lot of information from NCBI and to connect that already is links. Now it is necessary in manual to add the information on it.

3. Probably, to make more beautiful registration of pages of Wikispecies

4. To connect this project with my project ( where settles down and the information on DNA, RNA kinds will develop

Each of these points is big job. I have already submitted inquiry about bot granting. But it will be aren't necessary not enough since I probably need to delete page which have appeared after processing of the gone material. It is necessary to have access to the protected system files. Also if I am required I can help will cope with vandalism. S.J. 16:24, 11 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I remove the inquiry. But colleagues - so it is not good, at all without wishing to discuss and without understanding. You too quickly do the conclusions. S.J. 00:43, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And by the way is a multilingual project! S.J. 00:48, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Multilingual is one thing, not using the accepted scientific language (English) is another. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:15, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
scientific language is Latin. In the given project - it is not necessary to be the scientist and the more so the scientist which English knows! As a matter of fact, I could do inquiry in Russian - and you would be obliged on it to react. I have gone to you on a meeting - you still accuse me for it? S.J. 11:04, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Because even with autotranslator, we still don't understand what you're writing! OhanaUnitedTalk page 20:13, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But, I understand you. Therefore I think, you simply don't wish me to understand! S.J. 20:35, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]



  1. There are a couple of reasons...
    1. Your unilateral change towards the root template tells me you are being too bold when making changes. There's no discussion or any communications issued ahead of time.
    2. You only became active since September, and the community cannot judge to see if they can place their trust in you due to the brief time you're here.
    3. At bare minimum, we need users to have basic understanding of English. English is the accepted language in global scientific community. But you said you need to use autotranslator just to make this request. Do you know that autotranslators sometimes can be wrong? I don't want to have any "lost in translations". (which brings me to the next point)
    4. Using Google Translate myself (yes, I know I'm eating my own words because I used autotranslator, just keep reading...), I realized that you are the subject of an outstanding arbitration against you (link is translated from Russian to English by Google Translate [1]) and the arbitration committee just accepted it 2 weeks ago.
    As you can see, there's a lot of trust issues involved, and I believe this is not the best time for you to request to be an administrator. OhanaUnitedTalk page 23:54, 11 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. as above Stho002 00:01, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. While I think you genuinely want to improve Wikispecies, the recent formatting changes were way way too bold. I would hate to see what you would do if you could edit the main page. Or worse, the site's interface. Sorry. Rocket000 00:08, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]