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CScott (b)

result: done.

Nom for bureaucratship. Because scott likes to be given random urgent tasks, and knows how to dance with a mop. --Sj talk 07:27, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

  • anti-vandalism support --Sj talk 07:27, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
    Done. We need more bureaucrats so that I'm not the only one accepting such requests. --Sj talk


result: done.

Greg has been a dedicated and paranoid editor for over a year, and is now helping maintain activities for our releases. He could use adminship to protect and unprotect (and edit) such pages.

  • support ----Sj talk 06:56, 6 October 2008 (UTC)


result: no consensus; not adminned, can apply again later

hiro (talk · contribs)

Nominating myself so I could undo-vandalism and keep the pages clean. I do have wiki skills as I'm also a technical support for New World Encyclopedia


  • support -- Hiro is a very positive member of the S-G and I am convinced will used his powers for good in anti-vandalism Seth 00:43, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
    you don't need to be an admin to do good with anti-vandalism. --Sj talk
  • support Hiro has jumped in consistently to help, and is clear to say when he needs help or to get a second opinion, an inclusiveness that is valuable. Sandy 12 September 2008
  • support -- Hiro is a badass who livens things up, whenever we need him. User:Holt 12 September 2008

  • neutral - A week of editing isn't much. You may want to spend a bit more time getting to know this wiki and how people use it before becoming an admin... you can always install godmode-lite to get all the undo features (via javascript) that an admin gets :-) --Sj talk
    I haven't seen any updaets from Hiro since that one week... one of the reasons that more than a week's work is welome. Being an admin is no big deal, but it's important to have some experience with the site, to know its deletion and blocking policies and where communication takes place. --Sj talk 00:12, 27 December 2008 (UTC)


  • What sort of tech work do you do for the NWE?
  • What types of page cleaning are you interested in?


  • In NWE, they don't use html codes within the wiki, so most of the time the templates being imported from wiki doesn't work. I help them convert that to wiki format, check double re-directs, and make template for special occasions.
  • I'm interested in counter-vandalism, because it really makes me mad to see people vandalize and it feels great to undo that within a manner of time. I don't know what other cleanings I could do, but I don't think I'll be suitable honestly for English/grammar article cleanup part, haha. --Hiro 00:27, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Deflagging from inactivity

Admins :

Bureaucrats :


result: Done. --Sj talk 09:10, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm self-nominating because it would be nice to be able to delete pages. I've come across enough false starts that have fuller versions elsewhere. Most of the wiki-work I do does not need the tools, but if I come across stuff (blockable vandalism or deleteable patent nonsense) on the way I'd like to be able to do it. Homunq 04:23, 5 December 2008 (UTC)


  • support -- Long and positive history on wiki, a well-known nym and contributor. Can be expected to use sysop privs wisely. cjl 05:50, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
  • support --Sj talk 00:12, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
    Note: be careful when deleting! If it's not a speedy deletion candidate, please tag it with {{delete}} and add it to Pages for deletion.
  • support Mchua 21:43, 16 January 2009 (UTC)


result: Done. --Sj talk 09:10, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Bert is one of the oldest contributors to the project and this wiki, and maintainer of our Etoys package. Bert has been around a long time, and knows some of the aspects of page protection that need to be maintained and fixed (say, for core activities) as well as the difference between good and bad edits.


  • support as nom -- --Sj talk 00:12, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
  • support cjl 06:50, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
  • support Mchua 21:43, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

cjl (b)

result: Done. --Sj talk 09:10, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Chris is good at listening to all sides of a situation and figuring out what is important, and has been part of the community for a long time. A good person to keep an eye on adminship and renames.


  • support as nom - --Sj talk 00:17, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
  • accept SJ's nomination. cjl 06:51, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
  • support Mchua 10:28, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • support (nom nom nomination) Seth 16:36, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • support Yamaplos 18:42, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Mchua (b)

result: done.

Self-nomination: I would like to be able to help with the administrator-creating queue as well as renames (such as RT#31710). I have been a wiki admin here for nearly 1.5 years, have a long history of edits and welcoming new wiki contributors, and have this page on my watchlist. Mchua 21:43, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

  • support -- Mel certainly has the requisite skills, experience and temperment to serve the OLPC wiki community well in the b-crat role. In addition, we must face the fact that a good number of the current b-crats are either less active on the wiki (due to other demands on their time) or perhaps inactive all together. cjl 22:30, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
  • You mean she wasn't one already? support --Sj talk 15:54, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
  • support <sub>Yamaplos</sub> 03:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC) (how do you do the cute effects in the sig, SJ?)
    I'm guessing it would work with something other than '<sub>' - you can see from the wikitext that your markup is being automatically converted to html characters... --Sj talk
Hi - just popping in here to note that it's been more than the 10 days after which any bureaucrat could close the nomination, one way or the other. Mchua 05:03, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Done. cjl 22:54, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Deflagging from inactivity, take 2

December 2009


  • hhardy
  • Walter


  • krstic
  • mcfletch

lynnwang (talk · contribs)

Lynn is our new webmaster, and put together the spiffy OLPCorps site over the summer. She's spent some time using the wiki, if not so much time editing; is a good editor in general, and knows how to stay cool when the edit warring gets hot. She should be able to edit protected pages like the main page and sidebar. --Sj talk 15:05, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Done. --Sj talk 22:30, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator. --Sj talk 15:05, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- Absolutely needed in her new role. cjl 15:15, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Lynn yet, but her edit history looks solid, and it sounds like she needs this to effectively carry out her role. Mchua 15:01, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support --FGrose 16:55, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Martinlanghoff (talk · contribs) (b)

A long-time OLPC geek, almost a single-topic editor here :-) and fluent in Spanish -- increasingly important, as the traffic to the wiki becomes more and more Spanish-speaking! He would make a fine bureaucrat. Looking forward to the day when we'll have to deal with bureaucracy in multiple languages. --Sj talk

Done. --Sj talk 22:30, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator. --Sj talk 16:19, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- Strong history of contribution and interaction with the community. cjl 22:06, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- It would be great to ask Martin to find/teach/encourage potential other es bcrats as well. Mchua 15:00, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support --FGrose 16:55, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

DanielDrake (talk · contribs) (b)

dsd knows his way around a wiki. he's working on protected pages like the 8.2 project pages we use to track the latest version of activities that work with that build, and would make a responsible bureaucrat as well. he's temporarily +b for that work, but we should make it permanent.

Done. --Sj talk 22:30, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, by all means. --Sj talk 16:28, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- What more can be said about a guy who has gone almost to the ends of the Earth to support OLPC deployments. If there is ever an OLPC Antarctica, I expect dsd will be there to help roll it out :-) cjl 22:08, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Seriously, dsd isn't a permanent bcrat already? We should fix that asap. Mchua 14:59, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support --FGrose 16:55, 20 December 2009 (UTC)


FGrose (talk · contribs) has been active on the wiki for some time and has recently been doing some much needed wiki-patrolling and counter-vandalism work. If he accepts this nomination, I think his efforts on behalf of the wiki would benefit from having rollback and could be trusted to use delete/block appropriately to help maintain wiki order. cjl 03:02, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I will help incrementally, with admin tasks as well, if desired. --FGrose 03:33, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Time-lapse yes - I agree with Cjl that FGrose has been a great contributor (recent edits look excellent, thanks for the countervandalism!) and can be trusted to wield admin privs responsibly based on his participation in non-wiki project areas as well. His edit history is not as deep as some of our other admins (aside from recent rollbacking, it seems to be centered around Rochester-area pages), so my vote turns to a yes one week after he accepts his nomination here, so that there's more of an opportunity to look at and explore other areas of the wiki to see what can be done with his eventual mop and bucket. Mchua 04:01, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Mel. You don't need to be an admin to rollback vandalism (look for the godmode-light javascript plugin for a user-added script that will make this easier). But recent work has been good - keep it up! --Sj talk 01:05, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Done. --Sj talk 17:07, 29 June 2009 (UTC)