Last modified on 16 January 2012, at 22:12

Community:Promotion/Andreaz1


Nomination

User:Andreaz1 has been nominated to become an Administrator. . gboyers talk 18:09, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Andreaz1, please reply with whether you accept or decline this nomination, and why. If you accept, please answer the questions below.
This came as a big surprise, but after thinking this over, yes, I accept. I would be very interested in helping this Wiki out more than I can at the moment. Andreaz1 (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Questions

Any user may ask a question here for the candidate to answer. Feel free to add extra questions based on their replies.


What do you think is the main role of an Administrator?

I think an Administrator should be like any other editor, but with the rights that come with the badge. More importantly they need to be able to handle the authority that comes with them and use them in the appropriate way when they need to be used. Andreaz1 (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

What do you think is the hardest thing for new editors to get the hang of (whether a technical skill, a policy or just the way we do things here); how would you spot they were having difficulty; and how would you help them? Maybe explain what was the hardest thing you've had to learn whilst being here?

For users that are completely new to Wiki editing (like I was myself when I came here), I think there are lots of new words and terms that are used on a Wiki that you don't know what they mean at first. I think there are many "Whats", "Whys" and "Hows" regarding them at first. "Categories", "Templates", "Userboxes" and "Infoboxes" are all examples of what I mean. Those were the most difficult things for me to grapple when I first got here.
Recent Edits and Edit Count, amongst others, are useful for finding new users. Spotting someone new who does something the wrong way doesn't have to mean telling them about it on their talk page. Fixing it for them and leaving a descriptive Summary will hopefully make them come back to see what was changed and why and maybe they will remember that for the future. I have learned a lot that way. If someone keeps making the same mistake, talking to them about it on their talk page is quick and simple. Andreaz1 (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

How can we help new users get the hang of the things you mentioned? gboyers talk 00:40, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

I think this page you created is a great way of doing that. Almost like a FAQ that answers the most basic questions about how a Wiki works, and at the same time gives the user the ability to easily move to other pages towards deeper knowledge in a certain area. Andreaz1 (talk) 20:54, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Becoming staff isn't a reward for good edits, it's a job and a responsibility. How do you feel you could help us, and why should we promote you to become an Administrator?

I think I could do a good job in helping keep the Wiki organized, like a normal user but to a bigger extent. Being able to keep things consistent by giving files or pages proper names is an example of what I would like to do. Andreaz1 (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Renaming pages/files is a good example, but how else would us giving you the rights, badge and authority of an admin help the wiki? Being honest, do you see yourself getting involved in discussions over policy and naming conventions, or fighting vandals and cleaning up articles, or helping new users, or just continuing to do what you already do? gboyers talk 00:40, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

From experience I have a tendency to agree with the general opinion in discussions like that, but if I don't I don't have a problem with voicing my own opinion. Fighting vandals and spambots is something I already do as a moderator on another forum so that should not be a problem. Cleaning up articles is something I can already do so I don't think an admin status would change that really. Helping out new users is obviously one of the - if not the - most important tasks of any site, and if I can, I certainly will, even if it only means pointing them towards someone who will be able to answer the question better than I can. I don't know how much work I would have as an admin here, but if nothing else was going on, yes I would continue what I already am doing. Andreaz1 (talk) 20:54, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Are there any specific tasks, jobs or vendettas you perform around the wiki that you are particularly proud of?

Again, consistency. Giving all GTA Liberty City Stories missions an "unlocked by" line for example. Smaller things like that makes a big difference to the look and feel of the articles I think.
Images as well. I've uploaded many images concerning GTA Vice City. Mostly replacing Polish mission images with English ones, a project which is not yet finished. I think this site deserves good quality images in a language everybody understands, and I fully intend on getting more of those. Andreaz1 (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)


Could you give one example of what you think is one of the best pages on this wiki, and a brief explanation of why you chose that. It should probably be an informational article, but you could use a list or category or similar if you explain why.

I think Taxi is a good article. It has many good quality images that clearly show the subject at hand and good to-the-point headings which makes it easy to navigate the page. There is lots of good information but it doesn't feel like a wall of text when you open the page, which can be a bit rough sometimes. Andreaz1 (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)


Do you have any questions about the wiki, its staff or the role of an Administrator, or any final comments before we make our decision?

I don't now, no. Andreaz1 (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Comments

Any user may leave a comment here, which will be considered before the decision is made.
  • I've actually been noticing a lot of this user's edits in recent changes recently, and he has definitely shown that he understand how this wiki works. His edits never require cleanup/fixing, and he seems to understand how we do things on this wiki. Many of his edit involve using some of the more complicated wiki markup, such as adding infoboxes to articles, showing his knowledge of how wikis in general work. Most of his answers above are excellent, particularly his statement that an admin "should be like any other editor" rather than being above other users. I also notice his recent patrolling, which shows commitment to helping the wiki, and using any extra tools that he receives for for that purpose in a positive manner. EDIT: On closer inspection, that log actually also shows auto-patrolling of his own edits. JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 01:24, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Andreaz1's edits have never needed to be patrolled and his/her move to being a trusted user is fully deserved. He/she has proved capable of uploading quality images, using wiki markup and helping perform tasks, such as editing the GTA Liberty City Stories mission articles, which may not be a high priority task but a task that needs doing. The answer to the first question is also nice to see, as we as staff are just contributors like everyone else. The choice of the Taxi article is also nice to see, as the article is an example of how vehicle pages should be laid out. A-Dust 21:41, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm certainly in support of this nomination - Andreaz' answers above are probably the best I've seen in a promotion discussion. He clearly understands how this wiki works, and absolutely has the right attitude. I 'm going to start a 4-week probationary period as an Administrator, and then we'll decide whether it should be permanent. gboyers talk 21:57, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Votes

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