YPPedia:Requests for adminship/Pevarnj

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Vote here Final (0/4/0) ending 03:55 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Pevarnj (talk • contribs) – When I first began editing this Wiki, I knew nothing. Since that time, I have learned a gread deal. I have made numerous contributions and have a fairly clean reccord. If you have any addition questions, please ask. Thanks. pevarnj (t/c) Look at this! 13:52, 8 March 2006 (PST)

Candidate, please indicate acceptance of the nomination here: Yes --pevarnj (t/c) Look at this! 13:01, 9 March 2006 (PST)


  1. I don't know what pevarnj has done for this Wiki but I do know that he has good computer skills and is dedicated--Gikid 13:04, 9 March 2006 (PST)
This vote is a sockpuppet of Pevarnj. Disqualifying.


  1. Use of sockpuppetry for manipulating vote. --Lizthegrey 11:27, 11 March 2006 (PST)
  2. I can't say I've noticed this user as being particularly helpful and outgoing in their contributions to the wiki. Active user yes, but nothing worthy of adminship. Plus sockpuppeting? I'd call foul on that alone. --Featherfin 11:40, 11 March 2006 (PST)
  3. If he used a sockpuppet to vote for himself, then I'm going to have to say no to this.--Zyborg22 15:49, 11 March 2006 (PST)
  4. Candidate has made numerous positive, but minor contributions. So far, candidate has not made a major contribution (through creating nearly-complete pages nor through adding major content to incomplete pages). Perhaps in a few months. --Barrister 03:38, 12 March 2006 (PST)



  • What? That was one of my friends!!! I would never do something like that!!! Will someone please inform me what the confusion is???
With or without sockpuppeting, the only one who supports you so far is an in-game friend with no wiki credentials whatsoever. People aren't sure about you because you've got almost no record (your most notable Wiki achievement to date seems to be copy-pasting someone else's user page template and publicizing it, which is neither grounds for adminship nor something especially notable.) A general rule of thumb is that if you have to self-nominate, then you're simply not well-known enough among current Y!PPedians to merit admin status. (Yes, I agree, it can be compared to a popularity contest, but the system works well because this means people who make prolific and useful edits are more likely to be considered than those who are almost afraid to hit the Edit button.) Others would dispute this ("Self-nomination shows initiative" is a common, and often quite correct, answer to this.), but when you can't get someone else to push the button on your behalf, you may just not be ready for the big boy pants yet.
I suggest working at improving the Y!PPedia beyond minor corrections and cosmetic improvements. To be sure, the ability to create pages that aren't too hard on the eyes is a vital skill for an administrator, but unless the content is worth reading, nobody will read it anyway. Build a record of more than minor edits. Pick long-term projects and beaver away at them. Beef up some stubs and introduce content where no content has gone before. That is what an administrator is made of. Not just a pretty user page and a few dozen correct but altogether safe and conservative minor edits. --Teeg 16:24, 11 March 2006 (PST)
I'm not too worried about being an admin anymore. Right now, I am more worried about clearing my name. I don't want it forever on my record that I used a sockpupet. I would like to know why these charges are brought against me and what I can do in the future to avoid them. And by the way, he is not an in game friend, he barely ever plays the game. --pevarnj (t/c) User Template 16:28, 11 March 2006 (PST)
I'd guess that Lizthegrey checked the IP and it matched the IP for the Pevarnj account. You don't have to be good with computers to guess that one. ;) --Featherfin 17:08, 11 March 2006 (PST)
I figured that out but he hasn't used the game on any of my computers for a long time and I have never used it on one of his computers! --pevarnj (t/c) User Template 17:12, 11 March 2006 (PST)
The account that voted for you only had made one previous vandalism contribution to the wiki, and was linked strongly with your machine identifier in terms of our ingame records. I have no way of knowing that it was not you voting for yourself, but I'll take your word. Regardless of whether or not the friend was you, the fact is that people should not be voting unless they have some history of positive edits to the wiki. The fact that this friend "barely ever plays the game" and has only made one edit makes me concerned about the integrity of your adminship request. Did you ask this friend to vote for you despite the fact that he has only acted in a destructive way towards the wiki, and barely plays? I apologize that I jumped the gun on calling Gikid a sockpuppet, but the net effect is the same - if someone unknown to the community votes for you at your request, this is more or less tantamount to the same thing as voting for yourself. Mea culpa. --Lizthegrey 19:50, 11 March 2006 (PST)

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. I would prefere items concerning helping other people out however, I am willing to do any item that is within my capabilities.
2. Of your articles or contributions to YPPedia, are there any about which you are particularly pleased, and why?
A. In terms of highest contribution to the Wiki, I would say nearly eliminating all arcticles with the {{thirdperson}} tag. In terms of what I liked most, it would be User:Pevarnj/User Template due to the technical challenges it presented.
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