YPPedia:Requests for adminship/Biliter01

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Vote here (0/2/1) ending 03:55 06-08-2008 (UTC)

Biliter01 (talk • contribs) – Self nonimation Haywoodx(t/c) 08:27, 1 June 2008 (PDT)

Candidate, please indicate acceptance of the nomination here: Self-nominate (accept)



  1. There is no apparent reason given in the nomination. Also, a vast majority of the edits are to pirate pages (from what I can tell), which I don't see much value in. I'm not seeing all that many edits to pages that are about game information directly (not flags/crews/pirates). While there is evidence of having edited for awhile, I think more time is advisable. One last thing, I notice one entry in the contribs where Biliter moved an article for disambig, but then moved it back citing "too much work" for the reason...generally it's a good idea to get a view of how much work a disambig move is going to be before it is undertaken. Just some thoughts. --Thunderbird 21:16, 2 June 2008 (PDT)
  2. I echo Thunderbird's general statement. I think Haywoodx's edits have been fine, but a more in depth understanding would be best. I would advise that he continue to be active in the wiki community, especially in the area of content creation by looking at some stub pages to see what informational holes could be filled and further participation in discussions on talk pages & on the forum if wiki issues pop up (especially in the realm of policy). --Guppymomma 11:24, 3 June 2008 (PDT)


  1. I'm going to have to go neutral on this one. While the candidate generally does good work, there's nothing that really shouts "admin" either. --Fiddler 07:20, 3 June 2008 (PDT)


  • "Current (de facto) YPPedia policy is to grant this access liberally to anyone who has been an active YPPedia contributor for a while and is generally a known and trusted member of the community. Generally speaking, standards have become harder in practice."

In regards to quality of edits, maintenance type tasks like cleanups and tagging pages do require more attention than creating new articles from scratch. I'd like to point out that while a majority of my contributions don't necesarily require sysop chores, as stated below they would be helpful. Based on previous successful candidacies, I believe I have met most of the requirements set forth here YPPedia:Requests for adminship/Standards.-- Haywoodx(t/c) 03:06, 3 June 2008 (PDT)

And on the same standards page, I point to the talk page. Particularly Barrister's remarks which include the last paragraph about voting. The standards people use to vote on RfAs are personal & highly subjective and it is better to highlight yourself in your answers in the section below and letting your work speak for itself rather than trying to debate their votes. --Guppymomma 11:24, 3 June 2008 (PDT)
I can respect that, I am not arguing anyones points, I'm just commenting while I make notes on areas I need to work on. Perhaps an unsuccessful candidacy is more valuable for learning specific weak points and faults than I would have ever attained by just doing "mechanical editing".-- Haywoodx(t/c) 14:36, 3 June 2008 (PDT)

Questions for the candidate
A few generic questions to provide guidance for voters:

1. What sysop chores, if any, would you anticipate helping with? (Please read the page about administrators and the administrators' reading list.)
A. In most part, I could see having the abilities to rollback pages due to vandalism, delete certain pages including but not limited to misnamed or wrong-sized images, or dealing with the act of vandalism itself might be helpful. After reading the helpful material on admins and their priveleges, some things like merging page histories I'll probably leave to the more accomplished users.
2. Of your articles or contributions to YPPedia, are there any about which you are particularly pleased, and why?
A. I'm not sure any of them sticks out as I'm just as fond of reuploading correct images as I am in creating new pages. I have used my in-game experience to contribute to pages like Viridian blockade history, or history development in crew and flag pages I had pleasure of being involved in or friends with. Creating disambiguations is the most challenging tasks I have encountered, especially when the list of pages that links to the ambiguous page is lengthy.