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To use the example bid above as a template.

I've been around for about 14 months, and I've made to date several billion edits (11000ish). As you can see from here and the 1000's of images ive sorted here, I've already done quite a lot of stuff to try and keep the wiki up to date. I am currently attempting to create a new format for Zombie skills pages as shown here (Sorry if the green burns your retinas). I've created quite a few pages in my time including (picks random examples) Dark, Creating a coherent back story for every location page in Vinetown and have generally been around Developing Suggestions.

I'd very much like to become a System Operator.

If however you have no idea who i am or what i do, you can trawl through some of my contributions,


I would encourage all voters to ask questions, regardless of their vote. By all means ask me anything. I will endeavor to respond to all questions in the tone they are asked. Cheers. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 11:35, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vouch - Does a lot of great work, cool-headed, and a nice guy. --ZsL 12:23, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Understands wiki procedures, rules and does his share of the real work of the wiki -- boxy talkteh rulz 12:42 19 November 2008 (BST)
    Could do with some indent training though -- boxy talkteh rulz 07:52 20 November 2008 (BST)
    Sorry. Birthday. Am now sober. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 09:00, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - fo sho --HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS 12:45, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Vouch - You have this done! --Haliman - Talk 12:47, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    Told you - Not a single against / abstain! --Haliman - Talk 03:08, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - I like his work. He has done alot for this Wiki, and everyone seems to talk highly of him. That is WIN in my book. -- Ωmega360 Small septagon.gifT 13:05, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Does a lot of good work. The kind of work that could well benefit from having sysop powers. As for a question; so you're a guy? Never been quite clear on that... --Midianian Big Brother Diary Room: [513,19] 13:09, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    Yeah. Never noticed how all my characters were male? So do i join Karek on the list of people mistaken for girls?--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    Hey, two thirds of my active characters are female, but that doesn't make me one! --Midianian Big Brother Diary Room: [522,19] 22:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Vouch - Ross is a very proactive contributor that isn't afraid of huge projects. He contributes to many areas and I have never seen him throw a hissy fit or be offensive to new users. (Maybe he isn't human...) I also think he would be smart enough to make well thought out decisions on A/VB issues. I think he will be a good choice.--– Nubis NWO 13:10, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    Human, indeed. Whenever i can help it (Other than Monroeville, but thats another story).--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Vouch - i wonder what took you so long to ask for this. --People's Commissar Hagnat talk mod 13:38, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    I was going to apply on october the 9th. Unfortunately when I logged on, someone (who shall remain grimless) had other ideas about the role of sysops, since then people kept on applying and I thought I'd see how their bids played out. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch though as you want questions I would like to know your opinion on Sysop performance reviews and whether the promotion should automatically come with a term of service or be a job for life?--Honestmistake 13:56, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    It's a tricky one. I try and enter all debates about such stuff, but somethings like UDWiki:Open Discussion/System Operators, which ones do you trust I feel are just a way of justifying actions (No one's heard of Thari lets get rid of him). Sysops are people. You can't compare the actions of say Swiers with Boxy, as their contributions have had a different focus. In all honesty I would back a basic report card on sysops after their first month. But in terms of demotions and the like we already have misconduct and vandal banning and inactive sysops policy. It's not easy to become a sysop. We've had, what 2 successful promotions in the last 2 weeks, but the previous one was in January. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch-o-rama what they said.--THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 18:22, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - a most helpful, diligent, and hard-working member of the community. --Pedentic 19:34, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Vouch - the most helpful user here. As every other user so far, but I'll leave this edit as testimony to Ross's helpfulness. Oh, and a quick question-will you still continue to contribute on the "regular" wiki if your promotion request passes? I don't want another sysop lurking on the admin pages. Linkthewindow  Talk  20:03, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    Yep. But in all honesty the best thing a sysop (or any user can do) is to pass on the regular wiki skills knowledge to the next generation. Keep up the good work! --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 23:45, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Very helpful and dedicated to the wiki.--Nallan (Talk) 22:11, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Seems to me a very trustable person/user. --Janus Abernathy 22:32, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch about damn time! Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 23:07, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Hell yes! With AHLG stepping down and unbalancing everything and people in a general upset, we're going to need more strong minds on the sysop team!--SirArgo Talk 23:52, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    That made me laugh. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 23:54, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
    In a good or bad way?--SirArgo Talk 07:29, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - He's polite which is an important component of professionalism, and he did a lot of image categorisation. --Toejam 03:03, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - come join me ross ;) seriously though you're awesome...question: have you got an alt around penny heights??--xoxo 03:20, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
    Ive got a dead survivor alt who's been idled out for about a month there. Borehamwood and all that. Why? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 09:00, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
    I thought i'd seen you around there awhile ago, and i'm in the area...--xoxo 23:41, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch --WanYao 11:54, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch you and your edits do not annoy me.----SexualharrisonStarofdavid2.png Boobs.gif 14:22, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch You are win and awesome. Your good around the wiki, too. --RahrahCome join the #party!17:13, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch He plays the game, contributes on the wiki, and is an overall good person. Would be an awesome addition -- and that's saying a lot since I usually go against people who self-nominate. Asheets 18:01, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
    I've always been of the opposite opinion. I someone wants to be promoted, they should table the bid. If someone thinks a user would make a good sysop, they should suggest it on their talk page. Hows the Big Prick Going? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:08, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
    Haven't you heard? He is running for 'crat? He has 14 votes man.--CyberRead240 07:47, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Immensely helpful, a great contributor, coolheaded. 01:06, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch Definitely. Amazingly dedicated and would be a great addition to the team. --Scurley7 05:52, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch good contributor, good dude. Helped out ALiM, which means he doesn't roll with the box man too hard.--CyberRead240 07:47, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - C-C-C-C-Combo breaker! DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 09:13, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
    Balls. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 09:21, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Vouch - He helped me out a lot with my templated signature when I first joined, and looking through his contributions and projects that he's undertaken, I think he would be a great mod (or SysOp, whatever they're called. =]) --Pestolence(talk) 20:21, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch -- He's made a gazillion helpful contributions all over the wiki, including tackling some major "clean-up" projects. And he's got a level head. *thumbs up* --Jen 21:26, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
    Thanks Jen. Keep up those extreme repairs! --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:49, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - this is one of those "he isn't a sysop already?" moments. Damn, there's so much level-headed common sense oozing from his pores, he should be a 'Crat. --Funt Solo QT Scotland flag.JPG 17:18, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Now why would I not Vouch for a wiki friend? --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 00:11, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - definitely even handed and sober ... friendly even! --Zeug 08:20, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
    God bless Zeug and indeed Extinction. much less zergy than I had been led to believe. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 11:28, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Two weeks have elapsed. Tally appears to be,

  • 23 Vouches
  • 1 Vouch-a-rama
  • 5 Strong Vouches
  • 1 against.

Thanks for your time.--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 11:33, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Alrighty then. Cheese, are you waiting for the current 'Crat election to close, or just do it now? (For the record, that against was made sarcastically :P.) Linkthewindow  Talk  11:38, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
It's a good thing its not a vote then. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 11:43, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
True. Although sometimes it feels like it would be easier if it was a vote. Linkthewindow  Talk  11:59, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Easier, yes. Better, no :P. --Midianian Big Brother Diary Room: [512,03] 12:02, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Never said I disagreed :P. Linkthewindow  Talk  12:06, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't know how many times this has to be said... this is not a vote, putting up tallies is misleading. What matters is people's reasoning, not the numbers. Please stop doing it -- boxy talkteh rulz 00:16 4 December 2008 (BST)

Sorry for the wait folks, I would have done this, this morning but I had work =/. Anyway, after reading through all the stuff up there ^, I have decided to promote Ross to the position of sysop. Approved. -- Cheese 19:09, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Dammit! You didn't put the wiki in drama like you promised! Seriously though, congrats Ross. Lets hope for a bit of a break from promotions now, eh? Linkthewindow  Talk  20:27, 3 December 2008 (UTC)