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Nominations for adminship

Adminship is no big deal. Administrators need to learn how to use the logs, the delete and protect tabs, and the block tool; please nominate regular wiki users you trust, checking that they have some familiarity with the wiki.

All editors and wiki-users are encouraged to weigh on on nominees for adminship.

To nominate a user, add a section here with their name, and a username (talk · contribs) template below it, along with a paragraph describing their work and why they would be a reasonable admin. List newest nominations at the top of the page. After ten days, nominations should be closed, and any admin can do the closing; nominations with more than 80% support are likely to be adminned. Nominees with unanimous support from more than three editors can be adminned after five days.see talk

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)

lynn is temporarily an admin to work on protected pages and templates, nomination is for that to be permanent.
  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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.

  • 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)

Nominations for deadminship

We have a small number of active admins and bureaucrats, and should clean up our lists to reflect this fact.

Admins who haven't edited or used admin privs in over a year may have their flag removed. Anyone can argue to support/keep the flag for any of these folks; if there's no argument in favor it will be removed. Easy enough to get it back if desired later; this way the list of admins and bureaucrats is reasonably accurate.

Recently discussed

Older archives : archive 1 | archive 2


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)

Older Questions and Answers

On Administrative tasks

  • I've been patrolling the general edits, does it help? I try not to patrol technical and similar edits that may compromise the hardware/software builds, etc
    Yes, it helps.
  • I'm trying to categorize the site, and was thinking that Wikipedia's handling of subcategories as expandable lists would be a nice extension to have in order to avoid content being lost deep within sub-categories (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Computer_architecture)
    Ahh, interesting point. We should do this.
  • I've been doing some reworks with the Ask OLPC a Question area (mainly writing up /Summary pages for the ... about XXX pages). The selection of questions (and body of the answer) could use some OLPC staff member to review their correctness. comments? should those /Summary pages be protected? if yes, only to registered users or exclusively admins?
    No need to protect them; just keep an eye on them. I try not to protect anything until some vandal starts to make them unusable.
  • What should I be doing to patrol vandalism?
    Take a look at OLPC:Vandalism and monitor Special:Recentchanges using some of the features there : toggle viewing "logged in users", for instance, and you will only see the IPs who have never logged in. You can also visit Special:Contributions/newbies to see contribs by the newest users.

List of current Admins

see also: Special:Listusers