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This page is for users to request System Operator status. The act of user promotion is restricted to those with bureaucrat status, and as such users will need to request user promotion here. System Operators and Bureaucrats cannot assign promotions unless the request has gone through this page.

Guidelines for System Operator Requests

Users who wish to request System Operator status (and users who wish to nominate other users for System Operator status) should note that before they can be considered the following guidelines should be met by the candidate:

  • Significant time within the community.
We define this as at least 2 months since the candidate's first edit.
Note: looking in a User's User contributions might give false results for this criterion, as the edit history is periodically purged on this wiki.
  • Significant activity within the community.
We define this as at least 500 edits in the past six months under the candidate's name.
Note: looking in a User's User contributions might give false results for this criterion, as the edit history is periodically purged on this wiki.
  • Prior interest in maintaining the community.
We define this as clear evidence that the candidate is already performing maintenance tasks and taking leadership roles on the wiki.
  • Desire to become a System Operator.
We define this simply as indicating in the candidate's request their desire for the position (Note that if a person is nominated by another user, the candidate in question should note their acceptance of the nomination).

If a user is highly exemplary in one criterion, a certain amount of leeway may be given with the other criteria.

Once the candidate satisfies these guidelines, the user is then subject to a community discussion. All users are asked to comment on the candidate in question, ask questions of the candidate, and discuss the candidate's suitability for becoming a System Operator. This is not a vote. It is instead merely a request for comments from the wiki community. This will continue for two weeks to allow all users an opportunity to voice their opinion regarding a candidate's qualifications for promotion. After two weeks, the Bureaucrats are responsible for announcing their decision within a reasonably short period of time. Users may continue to add their thoughts until the Bureaucrats announce their decision. The current amount of System Operators running should not influence your decisions when voicing your opinion.

Once the two weeks are up, the Bureaucrats will review the community discussion and make a decision based upon it. The user will be notified of the status of their request, and will be promoted should it appear that the community is willing to accept them as a System Operator.

Example Application

Example User

I've been around 3 months, and I've made to date 550 edits. As you can see [link here] and [link here], I've been in the leadership role attempting to create a new format for this page. I'd very much like to become a System Operator.

  • Vouch - I am willing to vouch for this user. -- Voucher 03:41, 23 Jan 2006 (GMT)
  • Against - Example User, I haven't seen any evidence of your work on the wiki. --Some user 19:01, 25 July 2006 (BST)
  • Vouch - Example User is the most active guy here. --Another user 19:01, 25 July 2006 (BST)
  • Abstain - I'm just not sure, but I don't want to say why for some reason. --Some other user 19:01, 25 July 2006 (BST)
  • Question - I just want to know what you think about this subject? --Yet another user 21:26, 4 April 2013 (BST)

Candidates Currently Under Community Discussion

There are no candidacies at this time.

Recently Concluded Bids

User:Akule

Nominated by Animesucks A ZOMBIE ANT 00:10, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

  • question- This question is for both of you guys, how do you intend to bring people to the game? The game is consistently losing numbers and with less craziness there is less fun (in my opinion) JoshCz (talk) 12:48, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Akule is pretty good. He is the kotl to my Grim's nightstalker. A ZOMBIE ANT 14:36, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  • You look West. A lone raptor approaches you, mouth open, ready to eat you. To the North is a road. To the East is a wall. To the South is a wall. To the West is a raptor ready to eat you. What do you do? Aichon 15:05, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Against - Candidate clearly lacks the sense of humor necessary for the position. Oh, and they're not here either. Aichon 17:02, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  • question for both... Can I be the pivot arm of this circle jerk? --K 21:17, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Do you accept this bid? -- Spiderzed 18:47, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Against well i do generally agree with akule and think he has proven he would be a fine janitor... this mofo tried to ban mah boobs.-- HEY! HANDS OFF MAH BOOBS!   bitch   COBRA!   אמת 03:13, 9 May 2015

After some discussion with boxy, we have decided to cycle the bid as unsucessful. -- Spiderzed 20:02, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Hagnat

Nominated by Animesucks A ZOMBIE ANT 00:10, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

I accept it, but only if when i won this promotion bid i get escallated to wiki super admin... after all, i am more active than Kevan --hagnat 04:05, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Vouch - He's been a mod before. He can do it again. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 00:22, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Hagnat is the source of drama this place wants so desperately. A ZOMBIE ANT 14:36, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Given a choice between serving as a wiki sysop again and getting hit in the face repeatedly, which would you prefer? Why? Be honest. Aichon 15:07, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    i would go for the punch in the face. At least the punch in the face i am seeing it coming (while my eyes still manage to stay open), while being psyop in this wiki... well, you never know when someone - who openly says he considers you his friend - will stab you in the back with hateful, needless, drama --hagnat 16:14, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Against - Two reasons. First, I don't believe in inflicting this position on anyone. Second, Oxford commas are used in grammatical series, but he applied an "Oxford comma" to a properly punctuated coordinate adjective, and I love the Oxford comma too much to abide anyone who misuses them as he has here. Third, the wiki super admin position is already occupied by REDACTED. Aichon 18:06, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    I believe the oxford comma bit can be excused since, you know, i be no native english d3wd --hagnat 18:10, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Against your Against - you initially stated you had two reasons and then provided three... sheesh man, show some consistency --hagnat 18:11, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Plusunsupport your Unsupport - As I pointed out in the edit summary, I provided at least two reasons. If that argument was good enough for my dad whenever my mom pointed out he was going over the speed limit when we were growing up, it's good enough for me a few decades later. Also, add as a fourth reason that you're too active to be effective at the job, but haven't yet broken through into the sort of hyper-activity levels that would make you effective again. Aichon 18:42, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Oh! Don't expect too much activity from this guy here. I will be so inactive that you will inactive your brain just to be as inactive as i will be. Just you wait. And if that is not enough to get me promoted to super admin SSJ3, i will build my own wiki... with blackjack and hookers! Know what, never mind the wiki, and the blackjack --hagnat 19:19, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    I remember reading Grim say you were his friend. That is the biggest lol ever. A ZOMBIE ANT 11:10, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - What do you think can you bring to the wiki of today? What would you do on the wiki that requires sys-op powers? -- Spiderzed 18:48, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Answer - I will do absolutely nothing other than vandalize some pages here and there for kicks and laughs. I need sysop powers so i can do it in admin pages --hagnat 19:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Follow-Up Question: What is your favourite flavour of Hot Pockets? -- Spiderzed 16:33, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  • X-Picanha. Picanha is always an excelent choice. --hagnat 16:36, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  • fuck no love ya buddy. too bad it's not 2006 anymore when you had some influence and people knew who the fuck you were.-- HEY! HANDS OFF MAH BOOBS!   bitch   COBRA!   אמת 03:13, 9 May 2015

Since this promotion bid is not likely to be approved, i went ahead and created my own wiki, with Blackjack and Hookers. Farewell. --hagnat 17:16, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Get this man into leadership! Aichon 18:05, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
I wanna be a sysop on this blackjack and hookers wiki. A ZOMBIE ANT 02:06, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
are you a hooker ? --hagnat 02:14, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Depends how much debt the blackjack gets me in. A ZOMBIE ANT 15:29, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

After some discussion with boxy, we have decided to cycle the bid as unsucessful. -- Spiderzed 20:02, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Nooooooooo !!!! </darthvader> --hagnat 20:27, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Archived Promotions

For earlier promotion bids, see the Sysop Archives and its relevant categories.

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