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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

Jerrel Yokotory

I have a lot of edits on this wiki. I've been on this site since 2008ish. Actulley, most of my Danger Reports from back then were pretty legit, I was a huge Danger Report Editor. I also made some great In-Game suggestions over the years, And I was one out of 6 or so commanders of my formally uninactive group of 50 people. So I know how to lead. I haven't been active since roughly 2010, but hey niether has Kevan am I right? Granted, I'll probabley go inactive again after about the next week or so, but hey, I made a great contribution to the suggestions (In-game) page earlier. I feel I should be granted Sysop status so that I may better the Wiki for a week or so before I inevitably get bored or banned or both. Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 02:53, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Nope - You didn't make an edit for four years, and this is the best you've got when you came back? We expect better of candidates aiming to fill the role of "inactive sysop". Aichon 06:19, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Against - Three bids; six years apart, and in every single one you fail crit 2. even if crit 2 was "5 edits in the last 6 months", you would still fail crit 2.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 16:32, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
    All ops would fail crit 2 today. The promotion guidelines do not really reflect the wiki of today. -- Spiderzed 10:20, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    It's a reference to his previous bids. Lern2wikiInJoke.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 12:28, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
I may not be the best formatting guy, heck, I basically have to copy and paste other formatting and change the name around, but hey that's better than nothing. Yes, I only show up to comment on random A/VB rulings and hopeless hilarious promotion bids like this. But if elected, I can guarantee I will personally edit up to 250 Danger Reports just to prove a point. Maybe throw in a few real suggestions on how to fix a few of the godawful navigation systems to different pages to archives (I swear, trying to find my old A/VB rulings and batshit crazy suggestions (No Swearing? Haha I was such a kid.) was literally an hour process) I'll probably do that anyways, seeings as how I'm kinda active now, and the Danger Reports on buildings could use a little update. But, if elected, it will be a guarantee (Not just an, eh, maybe) I will edit as much as I can. (Just to prove a point)(Well, until I get bored and go inactive for months.) Again. I'm definantley not the right person for the job. I don't even know how long I will be active. Days? Weeks? If you want a horribly inaccurate representation of what a sysop should be, and you want an wildly unpredictable inactive sysop, then vote me. Again, I'm not the right person for the job. You don't need me, and I don't need you. Vote me as UD wiki Sysop.-- Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 20:23, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Also, I went ahead and changed the text at the top, because it did not properly reflect me running. There is 1 candidate running.-- Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 20:40, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Strongly Against --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 22:04, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Vouch. I fully endorse this product or service. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 20:44, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • fore dis the bestest idea evar. --K 21:11, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • against, for what it is worth. --Surgeon General of the City of MaltonAnja 03:19, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe - probably because of the time he defended poor Grim against HUGE JERK cyberbob. A ZOMBIE ANT 04:40, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
    also a bit of a lol A ZOMBIE ANT 04:44, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
    you know, when it comes down to Grim's and Cyberbob, its hard to pick a side. You are better throw an innocent sheep between then and see which one trolls it the least --hagnat 15:36, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
    How can you maybe with my awesome rebuttle to Yonnua?-- Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 04:21, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
    It sucked. And even though you're taking the piss, the fact you seem proud of it upsets me. A ZOMBIE ANT 14:24, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • against - nothing personal Jerrel, but even before the wiki was more active i had nothing to tell about you. You are a complete blank for me and many others. And i can't vouch someone if i can't tell a single thing they did in the past or present --hagnat 15:39, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
    That's just the thing. I'm not the right person for the job. I definantley don't deserve it. I've never done anything beside a few hundred Danger Reports. I'm wildly inactive. I shouldn't even be posting this promotion bid. Vote me UD wiki sysop.-- Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 04:21, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • fuck you even when you were active you didn't do shit around here.-- HEY! HANDS OFF MAH BOOBS!   bitch   COBRA!   אמת 19:02, 9 July 2015

Recently Concluded Bids

Misanthropy

You need me more than I need you. But also I need you. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 21:54, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Strong Vouch --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 21:56, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Vouch- so you can become a crat and promote me next --hagnat 23:05, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Vouch - A ZOMBIE ANT 05:18, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Question What would you bring to the wiki of today if you were given buttons? -- Spiderzed 18:15, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
    I'll tell you what I wouldn't bring--an attention sp oh look Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 18:56, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
    Follow-Up Question Do you still remember all the steps and chained edits involved with setting up an A/PM? Maybe any step you have missed? -- Spiderzed 21:25, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
    Oh, no, I haven't forgotten the puppets. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 22:27, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Question: How ya been? I've missed you. Aichon 19:32, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
    I've been up, been down. The nature boy put hard times on me and my family, but I tore ol' space mountain down. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 19:34, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
    I don't know what half of that means, but it sounds like it sucks. :( Still playing UD? I never see you on IRC any more. Aichon 21:14, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
    I can't remember how IRC works any more, but I do still dust the characters off every now and then. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 22:27, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
    Against - We both know you don't want to be a sysop again. But stick around and have some fun with us. ;) Aichon 22:22, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    Why you gotta go and hurt a brother like that Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 22:24, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    I hurt you because I love you like a brother. An Irish brother. An Irish brother who prefers pot roast to Texas brisket. An Irish brother who practices heresy by preferring pot roast to Texas brisket. Aichon 03:09, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
    Fuck your briskets and their mommas too Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 18:53, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Vouch Helpful on most aspects, and youve been around since I've started. -- Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 21:50, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Slouch — ’cause standing upright is too hard, yo. ЯЭV⁠€⁠NΛИ You rated this wiki '1'! Great job, go hog wild!||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 00:27, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • vouch always count on misanthropy. --Surgeon General of the City of MaltonAnja 03:19, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  • WHERE'S MY FUCKING SANDWICH Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 15:37, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

As my fellow crat still hasn't reacted and this has been left dangling for long enough, I've decided to go ahead and cycle this bid as successful. Let the fun times begin. I don't have the time now to update the sys-op list, wiki news etc., but maybe our newest addition to the team wants to beat me to it? :P -- Spiderzed 22:15, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

I'll frigging beat you alright Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 23:04, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

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)

I demand a recount! I had three users supporting me, two against and one questioning about my favourite Hot Pockets flavor! And one of the against was harisson! That should clearly count as a support as well --hagnat 17:25, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

I considered posting at the time to pledge my support, but there wasn't enough gold in the basket for me to commit to it.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 22:06, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Gold in basket.jpg The Good Old Days…
This user remembers the good old days, when people would put the gold in the basket, or else get the hose again.
no need to ask twice --hagnat 12:15, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Hagnat, please stop shitting up admin pages before I decide that we could use some drama on A/VB again. -- Spiderzed 17:03, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
you are no fun :( --hagnat 17:06, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Archived Promotions

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

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