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User requesting adminship: Rocky Lobster Date discussion closed: January 28, 2018 Result of discussion: Unsuccessful.
a. Why do you believe you are qualified to be promoted to this position?
I believe I am qualified for this position due to my knowledge and skill of how a wiki works and the various tools used to maintain it. I know that since I have had multiple experiences with staff positions I can fulfill my duty as an administrator and therefor keep this wiki in a good state of being.
b. Have you had experience with this position before?
Yes. I am an administrator on the Establishment wikia, I have created a bot and scanned various pages as well as edit numerous templates that overall had a major effect on the wiki.
c. What are your best contributions to Encyclopedia SpongeBobia and why?
My best contributions to Encyclopedia SpongeBobia include using the Manual of Style to correctly rename/update the format of multiple pages, most notably books. I also help with organizing galleries and placing necessary templates for future notice (Gallery needs to be organized, etc). My best contributions also include correctly formatting infoboxes and adding more information to articles including characters and objects. I have also reformatted a couple pages that were messy, and I have scanned through entire articles in order to ensure that the words being used are in present tense, if necessary.
d. How do you plan to use your rights if your request is successful?
If my request is successful, I will not only continue to follow the Manual of Style within my edits, but ensure that, as I have stated above, the wiki maintains the a good state and use all my powers as an administrator when necessary (Blocking, locking pages, etc).
e. Have you been in a situation in which you needed the user rights for this position at that moment but were unable to act?
Yes, I have encountered many vandalizes who add inappropriate pages and the only thing I could do was to add the request for deletion template. A couple times it took a while for an administrator/bureaucrat to remove the the page, which is understandable since we all have lives to attend to, but nevertheless at times it took a while. I have also encountered images that needed to be protected as they were inappropriate and violated the rules.
f. Is there anything else you want to add?
Yes. In my opinion my activity has improved in the past months as I am editing when I literally can and overall I feel more organized than I was new to being an Assistant. You know, I look back at when I was a rollback and look here right now and just think about how valuable the steps in the administration are. I appreciate the opportunity to become an administrator and if all goes wrong I can learn a few tips for future reference. So as a little suggestion, go ahead! Don't be afraid to voice your opinion. I wont get mad at you just because you opposed or voted neutral. I just think it's a bit useful to create a reason behind your votes, even if it is a support, as it lets me know what you guys think of me. Thank you guys for everything and have a good rest of the day. ~Rocky Lobster(M•C•E)
Neutral - Don’t see you very often, so you could be a bit more active. LuigiTheMurderer(M•C•E) 23:42, January 21, 2018 (UTC)
Comment - Understandable since I took a mini break from the forums, however I have been working on my activity and I have never been marked inactive ever since November of 2016 (when I did not have a staff position). Not trying to excuse it, but I think the reason I am not editing every day is because of my after school activities (Marching band, indoor drumline, etc) that take up to 4 or 5 hours. Once I have them done I have to complete homework and eat dinner and by then it's already evening. I do appreciate you pointing this out, however. Rocky Lobster(M•C•E)
Oppose - You aren't the most active. I also don't think we need another admin at the moment. Not to mention that you haven't done much as an assistant, which is a role intended for protecting/unprotecting pages, editing protected pages, and renaming files. It does not serve as an award for making productive contributions. RedBomb1(M•C•E) 20:56, January 21, 2018 (UTC)
Comment - "I also don't think we need another admin at the moment" Some people (talking about myself) want to retire some day. But I guess why give other users a chance (referring to SpongeBot's request as well) if they have good ol' Chuck... Chuck123456(M•C•E) 21:00, January 21, 2018 (UTC)
Comment - I respect your opinion, however I do edit when I can and I don't believe I have to be active every single day when I am not available. One cannot be the most active but one can fall under the active category. Might I add that we have had a lot of users holding a specific staff position, and "a lot of admins" is an understudy in my opinion. We are still in the middle range and that should not affect my request. I have edited protected pages that needed to be reformatted hand have protected/renamed pages. I feel that I have used my position usefully as I have used most of the powers when necessary as an assistant. Sorry that I cannot edit when I have something to attend to. And I believe we know that it does not serve as a an "award" as you had put it, but I thank you for reminding us anyways. Rocky Lobster(M•C•E)
Weak Oppose - Per Red. Tyler730(M•C•E) 23:40, January 21, 2018 (UTC)
Comment - So I know activity is key here but please note that I am busy with after school activities of which I have reported multiple times in the SpongeBobia Chat Skype Group as well as here. I have been editing every few days however and I feel that each of my edits contributes to this wiki. Keep in mind that unlike others (although it does not excuse it) I do not really post on the forums that much. Now it is perfectly fine to post on the forums I am just taking a tiny little break from the forums because I want to focus on editing which has been my top priority ever since I joined the wiki. Is there anything other than activity you would like me to work on? Not trying to bug anybody and sorry if this sounds sarcastic or anything, I am honestly not angry at anybody :) Rocky Lobster(M•C•E)
Comment - May I ask why are y'all opposing for activity-related reasons? People have lives outside ESB. Please don't oppose Rocky just because he is not able to log in every single day. Real life comes first. He is not inactive, according to our requirements he is active. And no, there are not too many admins and no one should be singled out just because "there r 2 many." I'm sorry, but I think those reasons are bogus and I'm not afraid to voice my opinion. Chuck123456(M•C•E) 11:52, January 22, 2018 (UTC)
Comment - Activity does matter, for example: if a troll was online and he wasn’t online, so another admin had to block him instead, also the “active” requirements are relatively easy to meet up, and 2 admins were very recently promoted. The Awesome...Expert at Terraria!MBCE
Comment - That's why we have other admins. Do you expect one admin to deal with everything? And the last reason is just unfair and silly which I have already said. Chuck123456(M•C•E) 18:28, January 22, 2018 (UTC)