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This page is an archive of Thekooks's Promotions candidacy, which was withdrawn.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


Withdrawn promotion bid 3/1/08

I have been playing Urban Dead for nearly a year and a half now and believe I have a excellant grasp of the game, as well as being very knowledgable about a vast range of issues which relate to Urban Dead, such as knowing who is who, what is going on and also being on top of new developments.

On the wiki I mainly try to look after the specifics which relate to Urban Dead such as making sure terms are described well, and in a non point of view fashion.

I have become increasingly active in the wiki community and if I was to become a sysop I would regurlarly do administational tasks as I can be on the wiki several times a day.

I would also bring a neutral and informed view point to the wiki sysop team, I mean no disrespect for the current sysops but I do not believe they are active in the general community, I have been highly active in the Urban Dead community for quite a while now.

I am in the groups: Ridleybank Resistance Front, Red Rum, The Randoms, The Know Nothings, Militant Order of Barhah and I'm sure afew others I can't quite remember :).I am therefore involved heavily in the community and it is this that I believe will make me a valuable and constructive Sysop.--Thekooks 22:31, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Against I cannot even begin to comment enough here. If the GNOME ain't done enough for the wiki, you ain't done SQUAT compared to him.  Nalikill  TALK  E!  W!  M!  USAI  22:33, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Please stop using "ain't" in an attempt to come off as an old hand. It sickens me. --Cyberbob DORIS CGR U! 07:19, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
      • Pardon me, I'm sorry if it came out as presumptuous. I'm from the south. I said "ain't". I use the word in everyday conversation, ergo it comes out in my typing. And yes, I use the word ergo in everyday conversation, even if the chance to use it doesn't come out much.  Nalikill  TALK  E!  W!  M!  USAI  13:37, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
        • So do you live in the south of Ancient Rome? Quo vadis? Magnum Odus 17:25, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
          • Heh. My mistake. I guess, being from America, I assume everyone knows what I mean. I mean the American south, the one that fought the Civil War against a nation with between 3 and 5 times the population and 9 times the industrial capacity and still at points came within a hair's breadth of winning; the one with sweet iced tea, and cobbler, fried chicken, a starch (rice/mashed potatoes), and green beans, y'know, the one defined by being south of D.C. and east of New Mexico?  Nalikill  TALK  E!  W!  M!  USAI  04:28, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
            • Ugh. --Cyberbob DORIS CGR U! 10:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
            • Oh, I see what you're talking about now. I didn't know "Ergo" was a Southern thing, is all. I assumed that was the Latin word for "Therefore". Magnum Odus 14:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
              • Everything cut short is from Latin... etc, eg, ex etc... --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 14:53, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch kooks is just what the wiki needs, someone who isnt afraid of offending anyone. also, marh zambahz! --Ropponmatsu 22:35, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch Yoo're just what we need Bobs Aturd 22:38, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch He's an upstanding member of the Randoms and the MOB. He has my vote. --LCpl Hicks 22:44, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - You have not demonstrated that you understand how the wiki is administrated, nor have I seen you around (and with under 400 edits it's easy to see why). Spend more time in policy discussion and other administrative areas so we can get an idea about where you stand on issues (of course, don't get in the way by shitting up the pages). - If Jedaz = 22:56, 1 January 2008 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1
  • Against - Sorry, but being an active member of the UD community or knowing the game well aren't really qualifications for being an UDWiki sysop. A valuable contributor perhaps, but not a sysop, at least not yet. Things like you recent hassle with the A/VB page show that you have a lot to improve in your wiki-skills. --Midianian|T|T:S|C:RCS| 22:58, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
    I disagree, this is the UDwiki, the current Sysops team has nobody with their ear to the group, nobody that knows what is going on within the actual game community, not just the wiki community. I know there are people like Grim who have been here since the very beginning, he has a great knowledge of the game, but he does not know what is going on at the moment.--Thekooks 23:07, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
    Yes i do. I have eyes everywhere. --The Grimch U! E! WAT! 23:17, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
    Knowing the game well or what is happening in it has little relevance to maintaining the wiki. Sure, it would be an asset, but it alone is not enough. Sysops deal with vandals, deletions, movings, protections, policies and such. Even someone with no knowledge of the game could do those things pretty well. What the job requires is knowing how the wiki works. --Midianian|T|T:S|C:RCS| 23:25, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Unfortunate againgst - Yes, you are a valued member of the community, and yes, your relative neutrality would be of some considerable use. I have also seen you become more involved as of late. All of these would be valuble assets to any sysop however I am afraid that I have not seen any considerable demonstration of involvement in such areas as policy discussion. Understand that this is not me saying I will never vote for you to be a sysop, from what I have seen you have the potential to be a great sysop, this is merely me saying "maybe not just yet". I find your willingness to remain neutral and unbiased commendable though. If you wanted to get my vote say in a month or so you should start by demonstrating a willingness to participate more in policy discussions. The community benifits from as large an input as possible in such things. Possibly an involvement in an ongoing project, such as the wiki image categorisation project would win people round, too. It's long and dull work but if you want to get stuck in the link is here. Good luck in the future!--SeventythreeTalk 23:18, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - What can I say about kooks. Well, we have a long history, him and me. The history is quite vague, but I am here to quench the historians, and give validation to our story. kooks and I were both forged in the the Mountains of Mordora (not to be confused with the fictionalized version Mordor). The lava that flowed there was was both green and indigo. I was forged from the green, while kooks was forged from the indigo. Forged in indigo, kooks power lies in his compassion. And his story begins here, and our paths have crossed many times throughout space and time. I next encountered kooks when we were just boys learning our powers. I was quickly learning my chosen destiny of being awesome, while kooks was learning the betterment of mankind. It was easy to see how we first became friends. Two living constructs once again joined again, tag-teamed to bring greatness to the known world, and they did just that. Entertaining the masses and helping the poor, the tired, and the sick. I would be doing puppet shows, impressions, and minor magic tricks, while kooks would be helping old women to the privy, kissing babies, and healing the blind. Our fates were definitely intertwined, and we both knew our destiny's even as a child. While visiting the now erased from history town of Ulrich, we both parted ways. I needed to move on, and be awesome, and he felt the need to stay back and help with the deadly plague to which have befallen the lowly village. I wouldn't be for nearly 7 years until we'd meet again. We were both 16 (by our reckoning of course). The world was much older then, and into a cultural renaissance. It was in Paris where we had met up again. At the time, I was painting nudes of old lonely housewives to give their husbands something to win back their attentions, and through one of these women, I found that she was being consoled by kooks. A humanitarian in many ways, he never once took advantage of her, while me, on the otherhand, saw her naked and got paid for it. We picked up where we had nearly left off. Come together for the greater good of mankind. Together, the renaissance boomed around us. Inspiration and happiness abound for all those who came across us. The world grew much brighter around us. The sky was clearer, and the flowers color was purer. But one night there was a great storm as we were traveling from Paris to Rome (we knew laylines that most mortals could not comprehend). It was cold, and the storm was relentless, and we were without shelter. We relied on ourselves for survival. We held eachother for warmth, and if it weren't for either of us, we would have surely perished. Though, it was that night we had shared a simple kiss. It wasn't homoerotic by any sense, as we were both androgynous constructs, and have yet to pick our gender. But that kiss, forged our salivas there and created a treatment for a dreaded plague which we came across shortly afterwards in Italy. We knew our fates were definitely intertwined, but like before we soon separated on our own seperate paths after we reached Rome. We had both chosen our gender, both male, and it was at that time we both felt the awkwardness of the kiss. It wasn't for several generations until our paths crossed again for the most recent time. I had run across kooks again, during the age of technology, here on the internet playing this simple game of Urban Dead. I found that he taken akin to a lil of my style, as I had with his. Having fun and being ourselves, while each furthering both of our causes. When kooks first told me he wished to dedicate himself to the wiki, I couldn't have been more proud. He knew where the most help was needed, as the wiki has been most akin to that of Babylon. I know he will make a great addition, and bring happiness and stability to a near lawless society.--THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 23:33, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Improve your wiki and communication skillz. I don't think we should be promoting someone who somehow wipes a major admin page, reverts, and then wipes it again... when asked what's going on, just deletes the question from their talk page and then acts offended when accused of vandalism -- boxy talki 23:37 1 January 2008 (BST)
    Oh come on, your not still bringing that up are you?--Thekooks 23:45, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - I've known Kooks both inside and outside of Urban Dead for quite sometime now. I can say that he's a honest and truthful person and has a wide knowledge of the game. He can be slightly funny at times, although you let CyberBob be a sysop once, so I dont see why Kooks should be denied the same status when he could possibly, nay certainly do a lot of pro-active work on the wiki. ----Ash  |  T  |  яя  | 00:11, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Just not enough important looking stuffs done by you.-- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 00:23, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch Coming onto the wiki was a scary process, and it was only with the help of Kooks that I was able to become a functional member of society. Magnum Odus 01:47, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Fails to meet minimum requirement of 500 edits. --The Grimch U! E! WAT! 02:14, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - I would let him raise my babies! --Suburban Ed 02:15, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Kooks is very responsible and not at all evil, and the wiki needs some more responsible, non-evil supervisors to lord over it. --c138 RR - PKer 02:51, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - no where near ready. try again next year.--'BPTmz 03:20, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - A stand up guy. I've much faith in his decision making. --Strata 06:03, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Vouch - Ever since we first worked together in Sumatra during the Giant Rat incident, I've been impressed with Kooks' decision-making ability and level-headedness, not to mention his ability to tie cherry stems in knots using only his tongue. He saved my life on two occasions: first, by emergency tracheotomy using a ballpoint pen when I was unable to breathe, and second, by repairing a rift in the space-time continuum by going back in time and stopping me from going back in time and accidentally becoming my own grandfather. Plus, you know, he does cool stuff on this here wiki. Which, you know, is kinda important. When being considered for a wiki-thing. Thinggummie. Sysop. --Vandr 06:10, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Never seen anything of any sort from him. Also, Ashley can suck a dick. --Cyberbob DORIS CGR U! 06:12, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against As Nali. Omega 06:55, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Under No Circumstances! his work been hasty and unwelcome (i cite his EDIT to the suburb page) On a page that I created, he accused me of "speaking for others"; I admit I may not have listed my example properly, but he removed half of my very small page...
    I do not believe that User:Thekooks is in any way, shape, or form (garnered from his actions) worthy of a sysops position; would he recieve such a position I believe he would abuse his power on a disgusting level. To those voting, please look at his record before vouching for him. PS: On a lighter note, I see he is well liked by his friends from the pits of internet '1337 sp33k' hell... --Marty Banks (aka. Mundane) <DHPD> 09:35, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
    Are you saying I don't the know the man for whom we shared our first kiss? I bet you wish YOU had an androgynous non-homoerotic first kiss with a constructed forged from the indigo lavas of Mount Mordora --THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 15:49, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - person that wanted to remove dangermap from Suburb? Never saw any worthy cotribution from you anyway. Participating in many groups doesn't has anything to do with being a sysop on wiki --~~~~ [talk] 10:13, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Never heard of you and never heard of the majority of your supporters. Come back when you can claim support from more than 1 wiki regular! --Honestmistake 10:20, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - A little summary for you: not enough edits, not involved on the admin pages enough, not knowledgable with the admin process, fail to meet the minimum 500 edits, and many vouches have been made by fairly new members to the wiki, with little clout. Adds up to a nay from me.[1] --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 10:33, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against hardly seen any strong contribution to the wiki. Even smaller ones are lacking in quality. Unlike other users who gets punished for messing around with admin pages, this users hardly join any administration discussion. There is some contribution though, but mostly revolving around this user. --People's Commissar Hagnat [cloned] [mod] 11:06, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • For - I think we ought be be spending more time thinking about what kind of people our sysops are rather than counting edits or ability to cite obscure boring subclauses to amendments and regulations of wiki behavior. The Kooks has the kind of spirit this place needs, not the boring bureaucratic nonsensical petty combativeness so currently prevalent. All hail perspective - and Kooks has it. I've 'never heard' of half of you either except to listen to some of you bicker and bitch away your days contributing nothing but bile and one-upsmanship on a handful of well visited pages--Squid Boy 11:43, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - This is a wiki first and foremost. It is about contributions, edits and adding positively to the community. Then, the position that Thekooks is applying for, is for an administrative position on the wiki – not chairperson for the fun committee. Thekooks has yet to show any sort of decency with edits, and from what I have seen, is making some fairly grievous errors with those edits. Is Thekooks someone we want to trust to have the ability to delete and move pages – after wiping them? Is Thekooks someone we want to trust when they prove that they are unaccountable for their mistakes – by deleting a very respectable question from their talk page? Thekooks is obviously not neutral, as he belongs to several UD groups - and must have some bias or loyalty to them. No, there is no way that I could support this promotion bid – and I suspect that many vouches on here are from his friends from the game, rather than constructive peers of the wiki.--Ryiis 14:59, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
I hear what you are saying, and agree on many of the valid points you make. If I was to be a Sysop I would be very careful with what I did. I am neutral, I am in favour of the player not the character, I strive to make things better for the people that play the game, I couldn't give a shit about survivors or zombies, to me they are just characters I play. --Thekooks 15:43, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Striving to do right what once went wrong, hoping that each time the next leap... will be the leap home.--THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 16:33, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
What a Quantum Leap from your previous, "non-homoerotic" text... --Ryiis 16:47, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Few contributions (Doesn't meet the minimum requirement), out of the only times I've ever heard or come into contact with him was: 1) When he added a non-constructive comment to an Arbitration case and 2) When he blanked a page, removed the resulting question from his talk page and then complained when I took him to A/VB! I also feel that he seems rather too keen to make jokes rather than address concerns, while a sense of humour isn't a bad thing it certainly isn't the answer to everything. It's not that he isn't a possibility for the future but I don't believe he is ready at present.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 15:49, 2 January 2008 (UTC).
  • Vouch - I agree with anime's statement --Sgt Beebus (RHA) 16:37, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
If you are going to put your forth your view please explain your reasoning, this is not a vote.--Thekooks 17:41, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - never heard of you, also, what Grim said about your inactivity on the wiki, and what boxy pointed out about your open vandalism / stupidity. No thanks. --Funt Solo QT Scotland flag.JPG 18:27, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Well I'm sorry to say that today is no-means-yes day and as such all "Against" count as "Vouches". Yay for the 2nd of January!--Thekooks 19:21, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Your kookiness (see what I did there?) and kooky support from the Grand Master of Kook (Sucks), simply cement the clear message flashing into my brain that you're the last person I'd want with sysop powers on this wiki. --Funt Solo QT Scotland flag.JPG 10:12, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Safe bet is on Grim being right.--Karekmaps?! 01:26, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - More time and more edits. You haven't reached the 500 minimum, as made apparent by Grim. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 04:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Against - Its like me running for sysop for goodness sake!. More edits to improve the wiki!--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 17:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC)