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This page is an archive of DanceDanceRevolution's Promotions candidacy, which was unsuccessful. If you wish to speak with this candidate, please use their Talk page.


I've been in the wiki for about 20 months and have involved myself in practically every part that the wiki has to offer at one time or another. If you know me, you may have seen me doing janitorial work, helping new users get onto their feet, doing some coding for users who request it, or busting around the Administration section. Whether it is this or reviewing policy/suggestion votes, monitoring troublesome edits or categorising images, I've always liked to keep myself involved in the wiki. About the only thing I've never had the pleasure of doing is an arbitration case. Bar a 3 month gap during Christmas 08, I have never had inactivity issues.

Why would I like to be a sysop? I would really like to be able to take on the added responsibility that it entails. I want to offer myself to the community just that bit more, and hopefully help them have a sysop on the UDWiki at all times of the day, for whenever things get hairy. It would also help in terms of my duties too. For example, yesterday morning I moved every single pro-survivor group on the wiki from Category:Human Groups to Category:Survivor Groups, I had to wait for a sysop to come on and move the protected groups and the category content for the task to be complete. It added more tasks onto another user, and despite the fact I shifted 1300+ pages in a few hours, it just made the process seem much longer than was necessary. Such access would enable me to complete those odd tasks much more efficiently, as well as help with those administration queues.

Everyone loves their sysop with a reasonable amount of experience, and I've been around the Administration pages for a while now and know the procedures and practices that are necessary. I am also not afraid of drama when its unavoidable. Admittedley, I tread lightly, but I'm still there.

I guess I now leave my evaluation at your mercy. If you have any questions about who I am, what I've done on the Wiki or issues about my candicacy, feel free to ask here or on my talk page. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 06:30, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Against - I figured this was coming when I saw all teh gud werk you were doing over the last day or two. --Cyberbob 08:31, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
  • You've been helpful with Category:Human Groups (let it die in a fire,) and I've seen you do a few other wikignome things around the place. That said, you've been involved in needless drama to keep a questionable redirect (which was later turned into a scheduled deletion.) Not to mention this questionable edit. That said, I'm not going to lynch you over stuff that happened nearly six months ago now. However, the main reason I'm going to have to abstain is because this is a bit like SA's first bid - you've only recently returned from activity after a very long hiatus, and it's hard to be sure if you'll keep up those levels of activity, or if it's just a thing you are doing in passing before going inactive again. I've spoken to you on IRC, and you seem like a decent guy, but I would really like to see you around the wiki. Leave it a few months, help out like you are now, and I'll reconsider my position. Linkthewindow  Talk  08:44, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
    • Oh, and you wouldn't be the only Australian sysop (although Boxy's on a bit later then me usually.) Linkthewindow  Talk  09:00, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
    • Six months is a long time, and I still maintain that I have no relation with the attitude that was expressed in that one day, which even then was a one-off. I could clutch at straws and claim the entire thing blew into a 4 hour edit-war affair exactly because there was no sysop at hand to stop the edit war, but that would be alleviating responsibility for the conflict. Hell, J3D was the main player in the entire thing, and he went for sysop not long after an got it. Then again, I probably shouldn't use that to defend my case here xD DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 12:46, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
      • You are ever so slightly full of shit. You and Nick were always the secondary guys but that's because you were quite happy to be sycophants; not out of any lingering guilt or whatever you might have had. Also your shit has been going on for far more than that "one day" and pretty much everyone that can read knows it. --Cyberbob 14:34, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against what link said but against.----SexualharrisonStarofdavid2.png Boobs.gif 12:30, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Vouch - By going on a long hiatus, it really shows me that this user wanted to separate the old him, from the new him. Admittedly, when I used to lurk around a but, DanceDanceRevolution used to be very active at the same time as me. Most of the time he was constructive and I both enjoyed and respected his opinion. He gave off the aura as someone who knew what they were doing, and I think that is very important to new users in particular. If there were more people like him around, I would have joined a lot earlier, and not been so put off by the constant drama and power struggles. I did see him get caught up in some drama with other users, but he was only ever secondary, and most of the time I took it as some tongue in cheek humour. Overall, I think that by coming back with a bang, DanceDanceRevolution is showing the community that he wants to be here, and he wants to be ridden of his past dramas. An extended hiatus is always a good opportunity to better yourself, and reflect on how you can better serve the community. Is that good enough Nubis? haha.--DiscoInferno 14:12, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Discussion moved to talk page --  AHLGTG 16:50, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - Pfff.--ScouterTX 14:14, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Good argument. --  AHLGTG 16:55, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Cry moar.--ScouterTX 19:12, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Questions: You are a user who has shown a good deal of immaturity in the past and often court drama (esp in A/VB) so my big questions are...
  1. Which of the new buttons that come with sysophood do you think you will use most and why?
  2. Are there any area's you intend to shy away from?
  3. What recent actions do you think might give cause to trust (or distrust) your motives and ability?
At the moment I am leaning towards abstaining but your answers here could easily sway me so please do try to answer.--Honestmistake 16:01, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
1.I would find most use with the janitorial buttons like protections and move requests, I commonly find quite a bit of sysop janitorial work that I've been wanting to add onto my daily roster for a while now.
2.I intend on addressing all aspects of being a sysop, however in terms of (what I assume you are insinuating) VB and especially Misconduct, I intend on being careful and not going into the sections with guns blazing. If someone is promoted to sysop they are expected to involve themselves in those areas when needed and if I were needed I would, by all means, do my best, but I wouldn't be pulling a coup anytime soon.
3. Since I came back from a gap, I've been doing janitorial work around the place, and have been offering to help users when coding or work is needed. I'm helping the rejuvenation of the Community Portal (again) and three days ago I made about 1,300 edits in the space of a few hours in order to move Category:Human Groups, as mentioned above. This is generally what I have done since I came back, and I intend on keeping it up. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:33, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Vouch Good enough for me. While you can still be a little abrasive that doesn't stop Nubis doing a decent job and I have noticed a lot of very constructive work from you recently. The fact that it will piss bob off is really just icing on the cake.--Honestmistake 08:19, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Discussion moved to talk page --  AHLGTG 16:50, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Abstain - He may be ready, but he has only just returned. --Haliman - Talk 16:09, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - most of what i have seen of DDR is negative. he is rude when it comes to votes on suggestions and other users. --Lt.G Deathnut | TheStayPuftMan 17:08, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Abstain - Great guy and he would have a vouch from me in a heartbeat, but mild concern over him coming off a haitus. Perhaps after he's been active in full swing again, but not now. --Gus ThomasSpartaZHU 20:03, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - As I did with Hagnat when he showed up last time from his hiatus. You need to log more time here and prove that you're going to be staying and that you will be an active sysop.--SirArgo Talk 20:53, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Abstain - Don't know you well enough. --Janus talk 21:03, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - Just cause J3D can do it, don't mean you can...--/~Rakuen~\Talk Domo.gif I Still Love Grim 02:47, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - You have been making a lot of good contributions lately, but you were absent for several consecutive months after some bad drama. I'd like to see a longer continuation of your current - and great - behavior before I can vouch. --ZsL 04:23, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - You have been here only 11 days after returning. (A)bort, (R)etry, (F)ail? --Midianian¦T¦DS¦SP¦ 10:37, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - Although I have no knowledge of your prior behavior which has been referred to by several people here, the fact that it has come up is concerning. I think I would need to wait a bit as you've just returned from an absence. Perhaps a couple months from now I will have a better idea of your disposition.--Lois talk 10MFH 11:50, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Abstain - As Hal - D.E.ATalk 13:10, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - --– Nubis NWO 01:45, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - As Midianian. I would go for Abort.--Thadeous Oakley 13:50, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Quoting,"Most of the time he was constructive and I both enjoyed and respected his opinion. He gave off the aura as someone who knew what they were doing, and I think that is very important to new users in particular. " and "I want to offer myself to the community just that bit more, and hopefully help them have a sysop on the UDWiki at all times of the day, for whenever things get hairy. It would also help in terms of my duties too." that! --Obi + Talk!|TZH|MDK 21:15, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Vouch - i think he's a good candidate for the job, and while i know being here for 50 more days won't change anything about him i can appreciate people being cautious vouching someone who's just shown up from a break.--xoxo 11:38, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Coz he beat me at DDR (which makes just about anyone eligible in my books).--Nallan (Talk) 04:00, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Vouch - I've been away 4 a few months....but I have seen him plenty of times. --Angusburger 06:23, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - You're nice guy but I think you need a bit more experience helping out in adminy type stuff before you get promoted. Take a month, maybe 6 weeks and really get stuck into things. -- Cheese 10:45, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Vouch - I've seen the good works of this person. They are worthy. --Pyrranha 22:53, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Against - As Honestmistake, I associate the acronym DDR with immature asshattery... I also have seen some good deeds, however, I'd need to see a fair bit more of the "new, improved DDR" before I could feel comfortable vouching. --WanYao 03:26, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

End of Period

I just want to say thanks for everyone for being honest about their opinions on my candidacy, it was really helpful in understanding the areas I need to improve upon to become a more significant user. Given the comments, I look forward to working towards achieving those suggestions and expectations that are required if I am to attempt this position in the future.

Now, because I don't believe in withdrawing promotion candidacies, Boxy or SA, may you do the honours? DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 13:35, 31 March 2009 (BST)

But of course my smallish fiend! :). Now, while I applaud and commend your new vigor at maintaining the wiki, Boxy and I would like to see more of this work. Keep up the good job and try again in a few months, m'kay? Questions, comments, concerns?--Suicidal Angel, Help needed? 00:14, 3 April 2009 (BST)

None. Thanks SA. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 00:52, 3 April 2009 (BST)
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