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Demotion: TAlim 1994

Closed as Demoted by Monk Talk 20:42, September 22, 2019 (UTC)

Demotions are never a good thing, but having to demote a Bureaucrat is particularly distressing, especially one who has committed immensely in the past. Unfortunately it is of deep regret to bring to attention how inactive TAlim 1994 has been for the past. Last contributed this time 4 months ago (May), but that was only half a year's worth of activity; Konan went inactive for over a year as Admin back in 2018, and returned very late 2018, regaining activity shortly before applying and gaining a Bureaucrat position. His inactivity during this year has been understandable given the circumstances, but that still does not mean the position isn't currently being encumbered. Currently, Administrator positions are full which means that active Bureaucrats aren't essential, but if an Admin were to move up, that would require that Bureaucrats are either active or not present at all.

It can be noted that during his excessive one-year "hiatus", TAlim claims to have frequently edited on Wikipedia, and was one of the reasons he claims he (had) returned to the wiki with no difficulty after such a long break. Personally, and I'm sure many users will agree, editing on Wikipedia does not give a user "e-points" towards a Bureaucrat position, particularly after his intermission, and is part of the reason I regret voting towards his Bureaucrat promotion in the first place.

While not directly affecting the reason for this Demotion post, some of TAlim's endeavors during his bureaucracy have been less favorable in mine and others' opinions, including disturbing active Blocks and even going as far to unblock permanently banned users without discussion. I personally hold him responsible for dredging up Kintobor's block and causing months upon months, on-end, of arguments, harassment from and the eventual global block of the aforementioned user. This, and several other situations, have brought great difficulty to the community and other Staff members, including myself, have had to deal with them. As a bureaucrat is responsible for dealing with situations appropriately, I do not believe some of his actions have been suited to the role.

His activity remains idle and communication with him to alert him of his inactivity is minimal, I have had no response from several messages on the community Discord and here on the GTA Wiki itself. As I have alerted him that his inactivity has, on numerous occasions, brought reasonable difficulty to the staff team, and have had no response, I am proposing demotion of TAlim 1994. Monk Talk 20:53, September 16, 2019 (UTC)

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Comments

  • As already mentioned, TAlim's inactivity this year is somewhat reasonable, given what has happened. But nevertheless, four months of inactivity, especially without notifying anyone, is not expected behaviour of a staff member, much less a bureaucrat, and no response to messages isn't either. This and his unblocking antics have surely caused some trouble, and are the main reasons I'm voting Yes. Matrexpingvin (talk) 15:40, September 17, 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm pretty sure that Kintobor would have continued harassing you and the others anyway, regardless of TAlim's message to him, so it doesn't really matter. But other than that, yeah, some points that I want to raise were already mentioned in this demotion request, such as the inactivity and the interference with blocks and warnings of troublesome users without proper discussion. Plus, as much as I hate to say it, I don't think he should have been promoted to bureaucrat in the first place; his first (failed) application was totally rushed as it was literally two days after his return from a one-year hiatus (at a time where he would have normally been demoted from the administrator position), and his second (succeeding) application was just over one month after it. I personally abstained from voting on the latter since I wasn't completely sure about it, but I later realized that he should have waited more before reapplying for the position. I'm terribly sorry about his personal circumstances that led to his inactivity again, but the very long time of inactivity during both periods (before and after his promotion) and the failure to respond to messages leave me no other choice but to say yes. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 20:38, September 19, 2019 (UTC)
  • I've given myself time to think about this and I'm sadly voting yes. TAlim's personal circumstances are very sad and his absence at the beginning of the year were 100% understandable. However, as others have said, some of his actions as a 'crat have been rushed and hasty especially with the unblockings, and the four months of inactivity without notifying anyone comes into play too. For the record, I have nothing against TAlim as a person and throughout his time on the Wiki he has come across as very polite and respectful, but I'm making the decision from a staff POV. Sam Talk 20:53, September 19, 2019 (UTC)
  • Placeholder for my comments which I will add in a few hours. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 22:11, September 19, 2019 (UTC)
  • We know it is a shame to demote a user who has been a help for the wiki and we probably hoped for a return to "put things on order in the Wiki". Sadly, that did not happen, and his unblocking antics were apparently a change over the usual policy that did not work the way one could expect (or even should not have occured). As Sam said, there is nothing personal against him, but I have no choice but to say Yes. --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 05:57, September 20, 2019 (UTC)

Noirlime4L - Administrator

Closed as Successful by Monk Talk 13:54, August 13, 2019 (UTC)

Okay, here goes. Since Monk is determined for a comeback, I figured I should keep up too.

So, nearly a year and a half since I went for a Patroller position, I'm still here, actively contributing. Aside from the fact that my interest towards gaming in general has degraded a lot over the months, the passion for editing the wiki remains, stronger than ever perhaps even. And in brings this RfP.

I'm noticing that as of late, with, as Monk pointed out, one modestly active Bureaucrat and a few Administrators regularly on the lookout, there hasn't been a lot of focus on the maintenance side of things. And also to note, the Staff team structure has undergone a drastic change in the recent months, I felt a change for the better might be timely.

I've grown tired of not being able to take sharp actions against ill-doers, or tackle templates, pages and files waiting to be accounted for. With Admin rights, this will definitely change and give me a chance to dig deeper into the inner-workings of a wiki.

That's all there is to say. No matter the vote, I'm grateful for the trust and support you've been giving. Vote away. NoirlimeTalk | Contribs 20:22, August 8, 2019 (UTC)

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Comments

  • Having been the one recommending it for a while now, I couldn't say no now :d perfect for the role, mature attitude, worthy contributor and very active too. Be good to get some up-to-date administrators in :) Monk Talk 20:25, August 8, 2019 (UTC)
  • As Monk said. No concerns from me should you being promoted. Sam Talk 21:03, August 8, 2019 (UTC)
  • Closing this request as Successful, a clear affirmative is the consensus here. Monk Talk 13:54, August 13, 2019 (UTC)

Monkeypolice188 - Bureaucrat

Closed as successful by Sam Talk 23:33, 12 August 2019

Just over one month after my last resignation, noticing that the Staff situation on the site currently isn't great, and adding that together with slightly more free-time (or rather, free wiki hours) and much more motivation to work on the site, I'm reapplying for the Bureaucrat position. It looks like we're still down to just one active bcrat and only a couple of administrators, and I feel my return may help balance things out.

Following a very, very busy DLC release which had a massive boost on the wiki activity - we reached an all-time high WAM rank and one of our highest ever peak activity duration - it's inevitable that another staff member may need to be available at-hand to deal with the recoil on this particular update and its trail of smaller events.

Hopefully you all still remember me and know how I roll :)

Monk Talk 21:02, August 7, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Been waiting for this day since you last resigned. All I can say is yes plz. SlashM,C 21:15, August 7, 2019 (UTC)
  • I'll be the first to hold my hands up and say I've been neglecting my duties somewhat of late. I still monitor the Wiki daily but my personal life has become a bit more hectic in recent weeks so my editing is hit-and-miss. I say you are an absolute asset to the Wiki and I will not hesitate to have you back on the Staff. Sam Talk 23:04, August 7, 2019 (UTC)
  • All good from me, I'm still very infrequent with my activity due to IRL issues. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 23:46, August 7, 2019 (UTC)
  • I am so used to see you as a Bureaucrat in here, did request you to edit my profile's protection when you're not even a staff member. So yeah, a definite yes from me. GTAFan86 (talk) 09:24, August 8, 2019 (UTC)
  • Yep, no question. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 16:59, August 8, 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes without a doubt. You're a crucial part of the Staff team. NoirlimeTalk | Contribs 20:22, August 8, 2019 (UTC)
  • Voting should normally run for seven days but consensus seems to be unanimous. I'm closing this request as successful now. Sam Talk 22:35, August 12, 2019 (UTC)

Matrexpingvin - Administrator

Hello, everyone! I've had this on my mind for a while and I've now decided to apply for the position of an Administrator, as there are two vacant positions.

For those who are less familiar, I've started being more active since last year, mainly working on various articles regarding GTA Online - creating, improving, or just standardising them.

After becoming a patroller back in January, I've also focused much more on monitoring new edits on the recent activity page; reverting incorrect ones and correcting grammar/spelling of valid edits, if needed. The extra tools would definitely benefit me in this regard, as I could, for example, delete new unnecessary pages (such as those created by vandals) without having to stick a "delete" template at the top and wait for someone else to take care of it.

I have also gone through the official policy a few times, learning how to properly deal with policy-violating users and vandals, something that would be easier as an admin. The tools would also help with my own editing, especially not having to leave a useless redirect, as I have already had to rename quite a few pages/files during my time on the wiki.

I want to thank you for reading my application and for voting; have a great day! Matrexpingvin (talk) 08:10, June 24, 2019 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • You have my support. Heck, I might file an RfP myself too, if all's well. NoirlimeTalk | Contribs 10:04, June 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • An absolute yes. And an absolute yes to the above comment too :p Monk Talk 10:46, June 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • You deserve it. GTAFan86 (talk) 15:33, June 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • Why not? You are already doing a good work, so being admin you will get that work much easier. BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 18:03, June 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • In my experience, Wikia users in general adverse to using redirects for some reason. In reality, most redirects are harmless and mildly beneficial - a slight misspelling of a character's name, for example, may not be strictly necessary, but it prevents a duplicate article from being created and helps people find the actual article. Other than that one very small issue, having taken a look at your edits I see absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be promoted. Jeff (talk·stalk) 18:09, June 24, 2019 (UTC)
    • First of all, I want to thank you for your vote :). When I said "not having to leave a useless redirect", I primarily meant those actually useless redirects; for example, when I create a page titled "GTA Online Bonuses (June 2019)" and then if there's another "bonuses" event that month, I have to add "Part 1" to the first one. I definitely agree that the kind of redirects you mentioned should stay. Matrexpingvin (talk) 18:56, June 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • Sounds good to me, I'm convinced by your edits and consistent activity that's you'll do a good job at it. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 08:30, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

Demotion - JonTheVGNerd

Closed as relinquished by user-request by Monk Talk 20:01, April 29, 2019 (UTC)

It is difficult to post demotion requests as they are never easy. Sometimes it feels necessary, however. In this case, Jon hasn't been fulfilling in his staff position and I don't feel his edits have qualified as dutiful staff responsibilities. As well as been irregularly inactive, he doesn't seem to have any sort of involvement with the maintenance side of things; hasn't issued warnings out (didn't even know how to, which brings the question of "why bother applying in the first place), hasn't rollbacked or reverted any edits, vandalism, etc, and doesn't appear to have made any checks on wiki activity. Jon's edits mostly consist of adding small, sometimes irrelevant notes to GTA Online vehicle performance and trivia. Unfortunately on this occasion, I believe it is time to let him go, and see where to go from here. Monk Talk 18:36, April 29, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Alas, rare sight that we see a demotion request. Nonetheless I support this. Though never officially brought up here on the wiki, I had had dicussions with fellow staff members on whether or not Jon was still qualified for a Patroller position on the GTA Wiki Discord before, and the conclusion in the end was obvious. Elder contributor to the wiki? Yes. Attentive staff member who's willing to keep things in check? No, not likely. Jon is not one of those I know well, but as far as I can see, Monk's observations on him are true, and that brings up the Yes. NoirlimeTalk | Contribs 19:16, April 29, 2019 (UTC)
  • I guess it's for the best. I won't hold any objections here, especially because I don't really play much around GTA V/Online, not to mention that I'm on other different Wiki, such as Villains Wiki and Gran Turismo Wiki. I hardly focus much on this Wiki and I'm sorry I've let everyone down for my sparse activity. Plus my PC ran into problems several weeks ago due to random restarts that prompted me to do System Recovery. Monk, if you're reading this, I'm sorry I've let you down. I've been basically swamped on personal things that keeps me from doing the things I normally do so if you want, I voluntarily want to relinquish my status as Patroller and resume my normal role as a normal user. I guess I shouldn't have been so eager to apply the role in the first place, but, I guess I was trying to prove my worth and failed. So if any, do as you must. I'm not one to complain. JohnSignature.jpg 19:20, April 29, 2019 (UTC)

Monkeypolice188 - Bureaucrat

Closed as successful by TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 12:18, March 27, 2019 (UTC)

Most ironic de ja vu moment ever. He returns.

So for those who didn't really have any idea why I left the position several weeks ago - personal life. Lack of time, motivation, and together with the fact that my eye for bureaucracy wasn't really going that well. Too many bad decisions which had pretty negative outcomes sometimes. But with that said, some time away as a regular user has helped.

The "ironic" part of this RFP is the fact that even I myself don't know if re-applying from crat-non-crat to crat is actually acceptable. It isn't stated in the RFP policy, only as admins. So heh, I'll take admin if not :p

Returning with a better mindset, less stress and with a 100% discussion-before-action motive on the bureaucracy side of things. Monk Talk 13:02, March 23, 2019 (UTC)

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Comments

  • In response to your second to last statement, yes, re-promoting directly to 'crat is indeed acceptable! Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 14:40, March 23, 2019 (UTC)
  • Nice. Then, you got a yes from me. GTAFan86 (talk) 15:40, March 23, 2019 (UTC)
  • Because I don't have reasons to say no, especially after the support for my request. Welcome back, buddy! --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 16:48, March 23, 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree that the "rule" allows it. No argument from me. And I'll transfer "ownership" of the Discord back too. Sometimes it takes a "down-tools" moment to re-evaluate your priorities. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 02:18, March 27, 2019 (UTC)
  • I will admit that I am still scratching my head as to why you quit in the first place. Nevertheless, as I said in this thread on your Talk page, you are more than welcome to return to the position. I will close this vote as successful due to overwhelming support for your reinstatement. TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 12:18, March 27, 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your support folks. I'm feeling a lot better after a short break and hope to get back to working soon ;) Monk Talk 13:36, March 27, 2019 (UTC)

Camilo Flores - Administrator

Closed as successful by Sam Talk 13:55, March 13, 2019 (UTC)

Hello, everyone. Probably most of you guys already know me, but I'll present myself anyways.

I am Camilo Flores, better known as Cam. I am mostly active here and I was always considering the idea of becoming admin, even though I am aware that I resigned a couple of times because of personal issues. Now I feel like these issues are just in the past and to, hopefully, make a difference here in the future.

So, that's all. Hope you all have a great day and any comment is appreciated in case some improvements I would need to have. --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 20:51, March 6, 2019 (UTC)

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  • An absolute yes. As an elder member, you know how this place works better than most. It's glad to see your return, Cam! Though it certainly will take some time to get used to seeing your blue name :) NoirlimeTalk | Contribs 21:24, March 6, 2019 (UTC)
  • Hmm, while I am happy to vote yes, I'm actually not sure this is entirely OK - the situation is not the same as it was for Doc. While it is true you were an Administrator for 6 months in 2016, you last resigned from a Patroller role which you held for 14 months until May 2018. I don't know that the "re-promote direct to admin" rule really covers this.
    • 2015-03-26 changed group membership from (none) to rollback and Chat moderator
    • 2016-01-03 changed group membership from Chat moderator, rollback and poweruser to poweruser and Administrator
    • 2016-07-19 changed group membership from poweruser and Administrator to poweruser (Resignation.)
    • 2016-07-27 changed group membership from poweruser to poweruser and Chat moderator (Monkeypolice188 promoted Camilo Flores to be a chat moderator on this wiki.)
    • 2016-09-23 changed group membership from Chat moderator and poweruser to poweruser
    • 2017-03-31 changed group membership from poweruser to Chat moderator, poweruser and rollback
    • 2018-05-24 changed group membership from Chat moderator and rollback to (none)
If Sam and Konan are willing to rule that you are eligible, then it's a yes from me. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 22:13, March 6, 2019 (UTC)
  • I vote "yes" for two key reasons:
  1. You were formerly an Administrator, and left in good faith by resigning, rather than by demotion.
  2. Even if we wanted to follow the standard promotion hierarchy with you, it would not currently be possible, as there are no Patroller positions currently available.
In short, I believe that you are already qualified for the Administrator position, and re-endowing you with those privileges will not pose any risk. There does not seem to be adequate reason to deny you a Staff position purely because we wish to follow the standard promotion hierarchy, since a Patroller position is currently unavailable. You were not removed from your Staff position due to demotion, which I believe makes you eligible for direct re-promotion into the highest rank that you had attained prior to your resignation, provided there is a vacancy (which there is in this case). 歡迎回來! Huānyíng huílái! Welcome back!
TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 10:55, March 13, 2019 (UTC)
  • I've thought about this all week, and having taken your previous admin experience into account I believe it would be appropriate for you to return as admin. Sam Talk 13:56, March 13, 2019 (UTC)
  • I can simply appreciate the fact I am still considered a trusted editor capable for such position. Like I said earlier, I will hopefully do my tasks better than last time. Thank you, everyone. --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 21:50, March 13, 2019 (UTC)

Kamikatsu - Patroller

Closed as successful by Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 12:57, March 1, 2019 (UTC)

Hi! I decided to apply for a patroller position after Monk suggested me to do it. I joined this Wiki in October 2017 and started making articles for characters/locations in Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars due to the lack of information about these two titles. I have a good knowledge about the classic GTA titles and GTA Chinatown Wars.

I am Brazilian and my English isn't so good, sometimes I make some typos. I'm very active on the Wiki and I make edits every day.

Thanks for reading this and have a great day. kamikatsu_ Talk 14:45, February 27, 2019 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • Why not mane? Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 14:47, February 27, 2019 (UTC)
  • Take a look at recent activity and notice this guy working his butt off to make this wiki better. A big yes. SlashM,C 14:49, February 27, 2019 (UTC)
  • Very hard-working and diligent user. I have to say I haven't noticed any mistakes in your edits re language so I don't think English is an issue. Sam Talk 15:03, February 27, 2019 (UTC)
  • Sure! I believe that you're gonna do a good job at it, plus for a while I've been trusting your edits to the point that I rarely feel the need to check them. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 17:45, February 27, 2019 (UTC)
  • No objections from me. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 03:29, February 28, 2019 (UTC)
  • As per all the other comments, you are an excellent contributor to the GTA Wiki. 歡迎來到這個家庭! Huānyíng lái dào zhège jiātíng! Welcome to the family! TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 13:06, February 28, 2019 (UTC)

Matrexpingvin - Patroller

Closed as successful by TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 06:09, January 28, 2019 (UTC)

Hello, everyone! After giving it some thought, I decided to apply for a patroller position. I've joined this Wiki in 2016, but I've been more active for the past 3 months or so. I am from Slovenia and I'd like to think my English is pretty good, so there shouldn't be any problems there. I know I've made some (small) mistakes in the past, but I think I've improved quite a bit and will continue to improve.

I've decided to apply for this position because I've heard there is a need for more active patrollers, and I think I qualify in that regard, as I come to the Wiki almost every single day. Thanks for reading this and have a great day! --Matrexpingvin (talk) 07:46, January 21, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Judging by your Talk page, I see that I have personally had little interaction with you beyond an informal reminder of the Media Policy shortly after you joined the wiki, but several of my colleagues have left favourable comments regarding your work. However, you still seem relatively inexperienced with the finer workings of the wiki (such as when you accidentally removed the votes and comments for my Bureaucrat request below when you posted your request). As such, I recommend you for a two-month probationary period, after which I and other Administrators and Bureaucrats will vote on your performance and eligibility to continue as a Staff member. Should your request pass, I wish you luck during your probation. TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 09:10, January 21, 2019 (UTC)
  • As the one who suggested for you to apply, it would be rather hypocritical of me to say no. Absolutely outstanding work from an outstanding user. You remain active and keep the place up to date, and, if I do say myself, keep the less "interesting" side of GTA Online fresh and maintain standardization. You'd definitely benefit from the role. Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 12:34, January 21, 2019 (UTC)
  • No problems with your activity and your research is excellent. You'd be a welcome staff member. Sam Talk 16:51, January 21, 2019 (UTC)
  • Looking at your edits, I think you deserve the position. Andy A. (Talk · Edits) 20:06, January 21, 2019 (UTC)
  • Edit competency and activity is clearly not an issue, you're a fine contributor. I'm not sure you've shown much of an interest in the "work" required of a staff position, e.g. I don't think I've ever seen you undo an incorrect edit, hence the probation recommendation. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 20:20, January 24, 2019 (UTC)

TAlim 1994 - Bureaucrat (re-application)

Closed as successful by Sam Talk 14:24, January 24, 2019 (UTC)

Good day to all, I am once again requesting to be promoted to Bureaucrat. My statement remains the same as my last request, and I hope that my resumption of regular activity has been demonstrated adequately since then, as was the concern of several of those who voted in my previous request.

TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 07:43, January 16, 2019 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • Being a successful admin and an active user for a while now, in my opinion, you have deserved the bureaucrat authorization. GTAFan86 (talk) 11:52, January 16, 2019 (UTC)
  • I can't lecture about activity so I won't, but your activity has definitely picked up since your last request so that isn't a concern of mine now. A yes from me. Sam Talk 17:22, January 17, 2019 (UTC)

TAlim 1994 - Bureaucrat

Closed as Unsuccessful by Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 17:01, December 17, 2018 (UTC)

Good day to all. To those that do not know me, my name is Konan T-A Lim, I live in Australia, and I have been an active contributor on the GTA Wiki for three years, and a Staff member in some capacity for two, though I have only recently resumed regular activity after a long hiatus. My primary task on the GTA Wiki is as a proofreader and Media Policy enforcer, though I also perform coding improvements to templates, create minor character articles, and perform other general improvements to the wiki.

Normally I would not make such an abrupt promotion request, but after seeing the open Bureaucrat position, I could not resist trying for the job, especially since the last time that the position was open, I missed an opportunity to apply to fill it due to not being aware of the vacancy until after the vote was closed. I fully understand if anyone wishes to deny the position to me, especially since I was inactive for nearly a year prior to my resumption of activity. Should I be unsuccessful in my application, I will try again in a few months (most likely in the New Year) if the position is still vacant.

TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 13:12, November 27, 2018 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • I have to say this did put me in surprise, having gone from inactive to applying for the Bureaucrat position within only a couple of days. However, that doesn't worry me in the slightest. Your history of dedication and your amazing work reinforcing the wiki policies is enough to say you're more than capable of holding the position, and I'm sure Wildbrick would be happy to see someone as diligent and respectful as you take their place, so to speak. Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 13:16, November 27, 2018 (UTC)
  • As per Monk. Sam Talk 13:20, November 27, 2018 (UTC)
  • Don't get me wrong, I'm sure you would be a good bureaucrat, but you've been inactive almost one year as administrator. I think it's too early to ask for a promotion when you've just returned. DocVinewood (talk) 15:19, November 27, 2018 (UTC)
  • Actually, I agree with Doc. Even though I don't know you well, after that long of inactivity, anyone would need a while to reestablish their editing before applying for a promotion. NoirlimeTalk | Contribs 15:33, November 27, 2018 (UTC)
  • To "DocVinewood" and "Noirlime4L": While your reasoning is definitely justified (I myself made the same point in my application), I just wish to point out that I have not actually been inactive in wiki editing in general, as I have been making various contributions to Wikipedia over my past few months of inactivity. Therefore, when it comes to my general wiki editing skill, I have not lost touch. TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 17:24, November 27, 2018 (UTC)
  • Basically as Doc and Noirlime stated, activity here is still a concern, regardless of your contributions outside of this wiki. Almost one year of absence is a lot, and you've only resumed your activity for a duration of less than a week. You can reapply in a month or so for higher chances of success, as long as you maintain your activity. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 11:16, November 30, 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry Konan, thanks for the reminder (on Monk's Talk), I forgot all about this. 1stly a caveat/disclosure: I don't want the job myself, so the following comments are not self-serving. Like a couple of earlier comments, my concern over this request is an inactive admin who by rights should have been demoted due to inactivity by policy (no vote required) returns with little-to-no explanation for their abandonment of their wiki "duties" and expects to continue as if no absence had occured. Frankly the "I've still been an active wikian elsewhere" doesn't actually help your position. However, with that off my chest, if the absence had not occurred, my vote would have been a resounding yes, hence my position being neutral rather than "no". The situation is somewhat unprecedented but I would suggest 2-3 months should elapse from your resumption before you could be promoted. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 00:44, December 17, 2018 (UTC)
  • After reading the comments of Sean, I realise that I did not, in fact, give an explanation in the public space about the cause of my absence, having only ever explained it to Monk in a private Xbox Live message last month. Therefore I am now going to mention it here for the record. My absence was caused by a trio of factors, listed in their order of influence from most to least influential: a lack of a functional P.C. that I could conveniently use for editing, which was the initial cause of my sudden departure; a waning in my interest for editing the GTA Wiki, which resulted in me taking several more months off after I regained the use of a functional P.C.; and finally the failure of my Xbox One's external hard drive – which had my copy of Grand Theft Auto V installed on it, along with many other games – which disabled me from playing it for a month and a half, until shortly before I resumed my activity on the GTA Wiki. In the end, it was the aforementioned Xbox Live message from Monk that finally convinced me to return, though I was contemplating it for several weeks beforehand. I did not write this explanation to sway votes in either direction: rather I am simply stating the facts of the matter. I hope that this explanation resolves any confusion regarding my hiatus. TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 16:48, December 17, 2018 (UTC)
  • For now, the vote is closed as unsuccessful, however as several users have pointed out, retrying in a couple of months will probably be a good idea. Thanks. Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 17:01, December 17, 2018 (UTC)

TheF3nt0n - Patroller

Closed as successful by Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 15:14, November 24, 2018 (UTC)

Hello everyone, I'm TheF3nt0n. I joined the wikia since this July, I've decided to apply for a patroller position in this wiki. I am from Indonesia and I have a good knowledge of English although I'm still learning. I am very active here as I'm usually editing most 3D Universe pages that are currently neglected after a few years and I have at least 232 page edits, most of which are related to this wiki. There are too many vandalism and false informations that were added for long time in this wiki, hence the reason I want to be a patroller. Basically, being a patroller, in my opinion is one of the ways to improve the wiki and some of the tools that the patrollers have are very practical to counter any kind of vandalism.

Thanks for reading my application and have a great day! TheF3nt0n (talk | contributions) 23:46, November 21, 2018 (UTC)

Votes

  • Yes - Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 16:51, November 21, 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes - Sam Talk 17:06, November 21, 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes - DocVinewood (talk) 17:28, November 21, 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes - GTAFan86 (talk) 10:29, November 23, 2018 (UTC)

Comments

  • Hard worker and willing to help and learn since the very start. The number of edits so far doesn't concern me, its about perseverance and diligence. I feel you'll benefit to the team. Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 16:51, November 21, 2018 (UTC)
  • You're welcome GTAFan86 (talk) 10:29, November 23, 2018 (UTC)

DocVinewood - Administrator

Closed as Successful by Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 11:06, September 5, 2018 (UTC)

Greetings everyone, I would like to apply for one of the vacant administrator positions. As some of you know, I was already an administrator here back in 2015 until I resigned, mainly because I couldn't devote enough time to the wiki. I know the role, and I honestly think I would be a competent admin again. Most of the staff members know me, but to the newest ones, feel free to ask anything if you have doubts. Kifflom. DocVinewood (talk) 20:01, September 4, 2018 (UTC)

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Comments

"Staff may request a demotion for themselves at any time. Staff demoted in this manner must reapply for administrator and bureaucrat rights on the GTA Wiki:Requests for Promotion noticeboard rather than making requests directly to a bureaucrat."
Demotion and Promotion


Voluntarily demoted admins and 'crats can reapply to be reinstated. I didn't do it that way when I returned due to the nature of my departure and the change in account names. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 20:59, September 4, 2018 (UTC)
True, I overlooked the fact that it did happen in the past (also, maybe that part of the section should have been worded in a more explicit way about not needing to start over from patroller). Anyway, since the nomination is now closed, all I can say is congrats to Doc! Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 13:50, September 5, 2018 (UTC)
  • Welcome back to the team :) Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 21:57, September 4, 2018 (UTC)
  • No question, you'll be a welcome returnee. Sam Talk 22:20, September 4, 2018 (UTC)

SJWalker - Bureaucrat

Closed as Successful by Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 16:13, July 20, 2018 (UTC)

Hi everyone. Following the resignation of LS11sVaultBoy and at the recommendation of Monkeypolice188, I've decided to apply for the position of Bureaucrat. I have four years experience as an editor, having been a Wiki user since July 2014 and a staff member since January 2015 (March 2015 as an Administrator). Although my activity doesn't always show it I monitor the Wiki everyday and rectify issues and deal with vandalism/conflicts. I always try to help editors, both new and experienced, with any issues and believe I can look at situations in an objective way to ensure a resolution can be achieved. I believe I have the ability to step up to Bureaucrat and it is a challenge I'm willing to take on. Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome and I will endeavor to take it on board. Thank you for reading. Sam Talk 13:25, July 18, 2018 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • I think you are more than qualified to take the position. Honestly, seeing my Bureaucrat spot filled will give me some lasting closure haha. Good luck! LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 13:45, July 18, 2018 (UTC)
  • Without a doubt qualified for the position. Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 13:47, July 18, 2018 (UTC)
  • Absolutely - the calm voice who has only ever considered the best interests of the wiki in everything he does. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 09:49, July 20, 2018 (UTC)
  • Definitely worthy of bureaucratship. It's a yes from me. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 10:27, July 20, 2018 (UTC)
  • You have done too much for here and you deserve it. My vote is yes. GTAFan86 (talk) 10:39, July 20, 2018 (UTC)
  • Absolutely. You're more than capable. Noirlime Talk | Contribs

Daniel - Administrator

Closed as Unsuccessful by Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 15:44, July 2, 2018 (UTC)

I haven't been here long, and have only made a very small amount of edits, but I do have quite a bit of Admin experience across wikia and different topics. Most recently I became an admin on the PLL Wiki, despite having been blocked for a few years, and have adopted the Friends wiki and cleaned it up, revamped it, as well as I am in the process of doing the same to the Fres Prince Wiki. I believe I can be a great asset to the admin team as

  1. I live in a different time zone to the other admins so I can be online when they can't.
  2. I have quite a bit of admin experience, so training, etc, won't be required.
  3. I can help customise the wiki through CSS, if required. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Daniel Viglietti (talkcontribs) Please remember to sign your talk page messages with ~~~~.

Votes

  • No - Sam Talk 13:29, July 2, 2018 (UTC)
  • No - Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 13:59, July 2, 2018 (UTC)

Comments

  • To be an Administrator you have to have been a Patroller first. Whilst your work on other Wikis may be commendable, it's on here that we need to judge you, and to be honest, 22 edits is not enough to make a decision yet. I'd suggest you keep yourself busy on here and make more of a contribution and we may be able to reconsider at a later date, but you'd have to go through a Patroller position first. Sam Talk 13:29, July 2, 2018 (UTC)
  • What Sam said. Unfortunately for you, the role of an Admin isn't a job title or position, which means experience as an admin somewhere else means nothing to us here. In order to become an Admin, you first have to become a Patroller (unless there are extreme circumstances), and in order to do that, you must prove to us you a) have dedication towards the site b) have decent knowledge of various GTA titles c) have a good track record and haven't got into too much/if any trouble at all and d) can be trusted with tools such as rollback, and the ability to warn other users. At the moment, you said it yourself, you haven't been here very long, so it's hard to tell what might happen. Give yourself time to get used to your surroundings here, and come back when you think you're ready for Patroller first. Monk (Bureaucrat.png Bureaucrat) Talk 13:59, July 2, 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the tips guys! Should I remove my request from active, or keep it here? - Daniel Viglietti
    • A bureaucrat will close the request himself. Also, to sign your posts on forums and talk pages, you don't have to actually write your name in, you just type four tildes (~~~~). Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 15:40, July 2, 2018 (UTC)

Owen - Patroller

Closed as Unsuccessful by Monk Talk 18:18, April 5, 2018 (UTC)

Hi guys. You probably know me here I have been here for 8 uears I have seen a lot of changes and I think i know who this wiki is run but if i dont there is always new stuff to learn and i am willing to do that 0 thank you -

Votes

Comments

  • I'm sorry, but neither this nomination nor your contributions demonstrate your capability of becoming a patroller, not to mention that you haven't been active enough lately. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 09:41, April 5, 2018 (UTC)
  • As U94N said, your activity and contributions are very irregular. Ordinarily I'd suggest probation but in this case I don't think you reach the criteria for that either. Sorry. Sam Talk 09:57, April 5, 2018 (UTC)
  • I'd rather not to say anything about it. It may sound rude, if you ask me. --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 16:51, April 5, 2018 (UTC)
  • Like Camilo said, I'm neutral about this as well. And I've already told regarding my activity having significantly diminished. JohnSignature.jpg 16:58, April 5, 2018 (UTC)
  • Absolutely not.
    1. 8 years of experience makes no difference to a user who has made just over 1000 edits - that's 0.34 edits a day, I couldn't care less how long you've been here.
    2. I do know you, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons; constantly having to revert nonsense/incorrect edits and fix extremely poor grammar and punctuation.
    3. You haven't explained why you'd make a good staff member. Usually, potential staffers offer something which most other users do not; a special field of knowledge, a topic they usually work on in their time on the wiki, but alongside that, they also prove that they're worthy of not just being another random user who makes those edits. At the end of the day, the top three things we look for are activity, quality, and civility. Edit quantity isn't really a problem for most users, but for a user like yourself who hasn't made a great deal of edits to say you've been here for 4 years more than myself, and who often makes edits which I wouldn't define as quality. Until those areas are improved, you definitely aren't ready for a staff position. Monk Talk 18:18, April 5, 2018 (UTC)

Noirlime - Patroller

Closed as Successful by Monk Talk 21:56, April 3, 2018 (UTC)

Hi everyone. Thanks to the opportunity Monk and Smurfy offered not long ago, I've decided to give it a try. But since some of you may not know about me, I should introduce myself here. I am Noirlime, or Eric should you prefer. I've been a contributor to this wiki since May last year, mostly toward vehicle articles, after all vehicles are what fascinate me the most in the GTA series :)

And though I only joined last year, my first exprience to this place dates back to '14, but didn't sign up for various reasons, which is a shame... Anyway, now that I'm here, I'm confident I can make up for the years I missed in this wiki in the future. Although I'm still trying to get the hang of all those codings and editing methods, the Patroller position can provide me with some extra tools to keep things in place, aside from regular contributions.

And that's pretty much it. If you agree with my promotion, vote Yes. 👌 Noirlime Talk | Contribs 19:12, March 30, 2018 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • Considering myself and Smurf suggested, it would be hypocritical to vote no. Aside from the obvious, you're someone very reliable due to your activity and editing hours. I noticed your incredible response times to recent DLCs and getting things prepared for releases and making sure things are neat and clean, so you're a credit in that field too. You'll be perfect for the team. Monk Talk 19:20, March 30, 2018 (UTC)
  • If Monk and Smurf recommend you that's enough for me. That said, you meet all the criteria and your DLC work is top notch. Sam Talk 19:42, March 30, 2018 (UTC)
  • As with Monk, would look a bit weird if I withdrew my endorsement, since I was first to suggest you apply. As mentioned on your talk page, how you handled yourself in our first interaction over the dispute over ULP played a bit part in my recommendation. While I still think you're wrong and you probably still think I'm wrong, and even though you were obviously upset about it, the civility of the discussion is exactly what we need. Your "work" in terms of edit quality and following of policy is exceptional and you obviously have a willingness to dig a little deeper into the workings of the wiki so I see you becoming a valuable staff member. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 07:04, March 31, 2018 (UTC)
  • What Sam said. Ronald (talk) 18:08, March 31, 2018 (UTC)
  • A good look at your contributions has me convinced. Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 21:29, March 31, 2018 (UTC)

ronalddmjunior - Patroller

Closed as Successful by Kiwismurf 22:48, January 14, 2018 (UTC)

Hello, there! My name is Ronald and, on the advice of Kiwismurf, I would like to apply for a Patroller position on this wiki. I am Brazilian and I have a great knowledge of English. I am very active here, I come everyday to see what others been doing. I have over 260 edits in the wiki, since when I joined in September, 2017. After reading more about the Patroller tools, I became more excited to see what I can do as a Patroller. Rollback would be great, because I already undid some vandalism and "silly" edits, and the same for move/rename. So, summing up, being a Patroller is a big opportunity for me, I feel that I could do more to the wiki.

Thanks & have a great day! ronalddmjunior (talk | contributions) 19:50, January 12, 2018 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • I too was planning on suggesting you apply for a position on the team a while ago but kiwi has beaten me to it. You're an excellent candidate and your work here is heavily appreciated. There's not much else to say, you've been a respectable user and have done nothing but show ultimate progression and support in the community. Good luck from me buddy. - Monk Talk 20:20, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
  • For sure you will be a great patroller over here. --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 23:54, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
  • Obviously going to be a yes from me. My usual barometer... reviewing the "recent activity" page, whose edits can I trust to NOT need to look at? And lately you have obviously been doing patroller duties by reverting nonsense and vandalism. I'll certainly trust you with the tools to do that job more efficiently. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 00:07, January 13, 2018 (UTC)
    • Wow! This I wasn't expecting! Thank you, Kiwismurf! ronalddmjunior (talk | contributions) 17:53, January 13, 2018 (UTC)
    • I have to agree, this is pretty much exactly what I do as well; I rarely check your edits as I trust they're good, since you've proven to us your capabilities and how you respond to vandalism. Monk Talk 18:00, January 13, 2018 (UTC)


Sean aka Kiwismurf/smurfynz - Administrator

Closed as Successful by LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 13:23, September 16, 2017 (UTC)

Hello. 7 months later and I'm still here, despite the last 2 updates to GTAO being disappointing to me. I'm still actively keeping GTA Wiki clean and contributing new content and encouraging/correcting users that I see are trying to make positive contributions.

In addition to the below Patroller promotion request, it has now come to the point where I'm frustrated at the lack of the delete option and having to slap a delete template on pages/files and regularly bug the active 'Crats/Admin. As discussed with Tom, although there is only 1 Admin spot open, 3/4 of the current admins are no longer active, so it is being left to 3 or 4 active staff. Plus, being on the opposite side of the planet to those that are active will help us with 24/7 spam protection coverage.

That's all there is to it really. Vote away. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 11:54, September 14, 2017 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • Sysop rights will be a great asset for you. Welcome back to the club! Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 13:04, September 14, 2017 (UTC)
  • No need to even say anything. Haha. Monk Talk 16:28, September 14, 2017 (UTC)
  • We know you can do it and boy are we short of active admins round here. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 17:28, September 14, 2017 (UTC)
  • Pretty obvious. JohnSignature.jpg 17:57, September 14, 2017 (UTC)
  • No question. Sam Talk 19:05, September 14, 2017 (UTC)
  • No need to say anything. Everyone here already knows you will be great being an admin and make things better. --BodyArmor-GTACW-Android.png SWAT Cam F VehicleWeapon-GTACW-Android.png Dispatch Data Files 23:44, September 14, 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks everyone for the rapid responses. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 13:47, September 16, 2017 (UTC)

558050 - Demotion

Closed as Successful by LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 16:47, September 15, 2017 (UTC)

This is something which we never want to do but that inactivity unfortunately causes. 558 has been inactive for a while now and seems to have lost interest in the wiki. Therefore, it is proposed that he is demoted to allow spaces in the admin team for future users. Vote below.

Votes

Comments

  • I'm usually not comfortable with supporting such demotions either, but yeah, it's been a long time that his activity has noticeably stagnated (and for the record, he's been alerted of that before). Should this request pass, will he be demoted to patroller (in accordance with this) or completely stripped of his rights? Ultimate94ninja talk · contribs 13:21, September 15, 2017 (UTC)
    • Yes, he will be demoted to Patroller. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 16:47, September 15, 2017 (UTC)
  • It's a shame and I sure wish he was still around, but frankly this shouldn't even require a vote. Inactive since February in reality (only a couple of "odd-job" visits since then). Should be demoted to patroller by policy. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 14:41, September 15, 2017 (UTC)

Kiwismurf (aka smurfynz) - Patroller

Closed as Successful by My User page...Whats up?I did NOTHING! 04-02-2017, 08:39:42 (EDT)

This one is not an April Fools Joke
Greetings all. After a few months back and finding my enthusiasm is not waning and still feeling like I can manage my dictatorial tendencies, I have decided I should probably apply for one of the vacancies.

I am already doing the patroller duties, but without the title. Whilst I have been given the OK to use warning templates as a former admin, I am not comfortable doing so without being a current member of elected staff.

I'm obviously a prolific editor, a competent coder, a stickler for the media policy and MoS rules, and a bit of a Grammar Nazi.

Please vote and comment below. Note: I will not be spamming user message walls with notifications for this request. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 20:46, April 1, 2017 (UTC)

Votes

Comments

  • To be very honest I believe all staff members, be it former or current, are entitled to give out warnings, as it isn't so much a right and is simply a thing they have been trusted to do. As such, I only believe staff members who received blocks after their staff role should be revoked from the trust to give out warnings.
As for the request, if you're absolutely sure, just remember not to get too heated like you said you did (aagreeably) as Smurfynz. :)
PS let's avoid the word 'dictator' :) - Monk Talk 21:13, April 1, 2017 (UTC)
  • You were a great editor a year or two ago, and you still are. You thoroughly deserve to be a staff member. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 21:30, April 1, 2017 (UTC)
  • 200% :) GTAFan86 (talk) 07:17, April 2, 2017 (UTC)
  • I recommended you for this position, so I must say yes, even if only to avoid looking like a hypocrite. But in all seriousness, you are an exemplary editor, and definitely worthy of a Staff position. 歡迎回來!Huānyíng huílái! Welcome back! TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim 林道安 (talk | contributions) 12:34, April 2, 2017 (UTC)
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