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September '07 Round

September '07 Round Final Results

This promotion round ended successfully on September 17st, 2007, with Vista regaining Bureaucrat status, after the position of Darth Sensitive had opened up.
I have promoted Vista and demoted myself at this time. --Darth Sensitive Talk W! 05:04, 18 September 2007 (BST)


Rules for starting an election.

  1. When a Bureaucrat resigns, or loses his status due to demotion or inactivity an election is started immediately.
    • A Bureaucrat that hasn't made a single edit in one month is considered as inactive and forfeits his status as bureaucrat.
  2. After 3 months with no elections on a bureaucrat position, an election is called for the bureaucrat position longest without an election.
  3. If, for any reason, an individual Bureaucrat position hasn't faced an election after 12 months, then an election is called after that period.
  4. The election ends after two weeks wiki time counting from the when the election is started.
  5. The candidate with the most votes wins the election.
  6. In the event of a tied vote the remaining bureaucrats will decide between the tied candidates.

Rules concerning candidates

  1. All active users with the sysops status are automatically declared candidates for any vacant Bureaucrat positions.
    • Users with at least 12 edits in the 30 days before the election are considered "active" for purposes of the election.
  2. The Bureaucrat whose position comes up for election if said election is started under rule 2 of Rules for starting an election is automatically declared a candidate.
  3. A candidate can retract his own candidacy at any time.

Rules concerning voting.

  1. All users have only one vote per bureaucrat position to be filled.
  2. Users vote for a candidate by signing under the preferred candidates name.
  3. Users may change their votes for a candidate as long as the election has not ended.
    • Multiple votes at the same time will be struck.
  4. Sockpuppetry is considered vandalism.

Eligible candidates

The bureaucrat position of Darth Sensitive ‎has opened up and the following sysops are eligible for promotion. Please remember that while it is O.k. to switch your vote, you are only allowed one vote. Multiple votes for different candidates will be struck.

Dux Ducis

Well, I've been in UD since early-mid 2006 and an active wiki-member since October 2006. I've had my hand in many areas on the wiki including adding content to the help pages, pushing for template revisions and suggestions system revision, helping newbies with their suggestions and welcoming and mentoring many of the poor newbies. I also conduct the general maintenance of the clothes suggestions page, removing dupes and spam, while archiving the rest. I think my always-active involvement on the wiki would be a bonus to me being a 'crat. I've encountered frustration in the past with inactive 'crats, with issues and promotions not being resolved in a timely manner. If I'm promoted, I won't go inactive anytime soon and let the wiki slide. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 03:18, 6 September 2007 (BST)

  1. He has been an active and moderate sysop with good judgment who would complement Boxy nicely.-- Vista  +1  22:48, 3 September 2007 (BST)
  2. He'd certainly make a good addition to the team.--The-Not-So-Late Stuartbman The ThirdMcZeds.png MBE OBE 23:42, 3 September 2007 (BST)
  3. Helped me out when I first started, and is generaly a good bloke. Not saying any of you other guys arent though.--Seventythree 00:15, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  4. Very good sysop who'll make a very good Bureaucrat! --Nimrod1 17:10, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  5. A vote for Dux Ducis is a vote for freedom! --Vandr 02:51, 6 September 2007 (BST)


I am around here since november 2005, have been promoted to moderator (SysOp, as we called them now) in April 2006. I am responsible for the improvement that led to our current suburb danger system, for the buildings danger report system, for the policy discussion system, had the idea for the suggestion system a year before it could have been implemented (it wasnt possible at the time due some mediawiki limitations). I try to defend free speech as much as possible (as long as people dont overdo this privilege). I try to defend our right for fun, even it breaks minor copyright issues. I try to preserve this wiki history, even if this means that we are going to have tons of half-made group pages. In September 2007, Vote Hagnat

  1. An extremely difficult choice, but my vote goes to Hagnat. --Banana reads Scoundrell for all of Yesterday's News, Today! 02:05, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  2. HAGNAT! --The Grimch U! 02:42, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  3. The only proper choice.--Karekmaps?! 03:58, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  4. Only if he puts the gold in the basket. --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 03:59, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  5. --Jorm 04:57, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  6. --Kashara 05:01, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  7. Hagnat.It's whats for Dinner.--User:Axe27/Sig 05:05, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  8. Sure. --Cyberbob DORIS CGR U! 07:31, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  9. Half made group pages? Sounds like mine! User:Officer 123satsitx 13:52, 4 September 2007
  10. --Murray Jay Suskind 21:09, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  11. -- Grogh 02:25, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  12. Hagnat is ok in my book. He would make a great choice. --Zod Rhombus 06:11, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  13. Seems like the logical choice, based on what work I've seen him do already. He can sometimes seem a bit of a hard ass, but that seems to be what these jobs call for at times. If this was just about voting for a friendly face or a good community member, I'd pick somebody else (and there's a LOT of good choices on that criteria- else they wouldn't be nominated), but there should be more to consider. Besides, I gotta vote with the zombie leadership... :P SIM Core Map.png Swiers 13:27, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  14. Since Swiers retracted his candidacy, my vote goes to Hagnat. He does a lot of good and often thankless work on the wiki, and would make an excellent Bureaucrat. -- Pavluk 14:01, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  15. Hagnat you get my vote. Sig Sauer.jpg P02 Samuel  Talk to me! Stop that asshole!PoleCatsSig Sauer.jpg 14:03, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  16. my vote Mortificant 17:12, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  17. Jonny12 talk 20:51, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  18. sounds good well at least you got the best speech so my vote to you--Zinker 22:15, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  19. "I try to preserve free speech" and "I try to preserve this wiki history". well, that's enough to sell me on its own.... --WanYao 00:52, 6 September 2007 (BST)
  20. I'm going to have to agree with what is said above. I personally disagreed with one of his desicion, but that desicion is exactly the reason I'm voting for him...he has to do what is necessary to help the wiki and not please certain segments of people, and it's time we promote this man. (That being said, if a guy who owns copyright of a picture states "Get my copyrighted stuff off UD's Wiki", I do hope hagnat agrees.)--ShadowScope 03:05, 6 September 2007 (BST)
    if any copyright holder ask for his stuff to be removed from the wiki, i will remove it myself. --People's Commissar Hagnat [cloned] [mod] 13:26, 6 September 2007 (BST)
    But only after a tantrum like before, right? --Akule School's in session. 22:54, 6 September 2007 (BST)
    In that case, Conndraka backstabbed the whole community, by contacting the author about the images and making a really poor defense on how those images were being used. But the images were deleted and replaced with others created by Ron in the end, so what the fuck is your point ? Go flame someone else, Akule. --People's Commissar Hagnat [cloned] [mod] 17:49, 7 September 2007 (BST)
  21. --Barroom Hero 13:44, 6 September 2007 (BST)\
  22. A fine candidate. And half made group pages are just fine in my opinion!--ramby 15:21, 7 September 2007 (BST)
  23. --Marluxia 03:25, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  24. Not only is he a great candidate, but he has a snazzy name! --BrainsTasty 04:00, 11 September 2007 (GMT)
  25. --Liche 17:50, 13 September 2007 (BST)
  26. --TouchingVirus 19:44, 13 September 2007 (BST)
  27. --Nikitis 09:47, 14 September 2007 (BST)
  28. --Kibbs 17:00, 14 September 2007 (BST)
  29. I voted, now where's my cookie?--Braggledorth 02:15, 16 September 2007 (BST)
  30. --Goolina Gore Corps 06:09, 16 September 2007 (BST)
  31. 'Tis a bit tough choosing something like this, but I do think you'd do a good job.-- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 06:16, 16 September 2007 (BST)
  32. Go you crazy Goomba! -Shaggy123 11:06, 16 September 2007 (BST)
  33. Hagnat is unbiased and does not get into survivor vs pker vs zombie squabbles. --Thekooks 20:09, 16 September 2007 (BST)

Max Grivas

In the whole scheme of taking turns and sharing the load I am willing and able to preform the duties of a bureaucrat. As my proponents like to say ... When Max Grivas is elected, who profits? YOU PROFIT! Meanwhile, I'm voting for Swiers. --Max Grivas JG / M.F.T. 01:26, 5 September 2007 (BST)


Talk about myself? Well okay. Most of my Sysop work on the wiki is done while wiling away free time at work or between other hobbies. As for my work on the wiki I'm probably least known for all the clean-up work I do (for example, archiving suburb news and fixing their TOCs) while my most public edit would have to be the creation of the suburb group headers (Pro-Survivor/Zombie/Hostile). And there you have it. --Mobius187, September 4 2007, 8:10 AM (EST)

  1. He's all lonely up here with no votes. I think I'll fit quite nicely up here.-Jordan Salafack



  1. because he lieks mudkips --People's Commissar Hagnat [cloned] [mod] 14:52, 5 September 2007 (BST)


Well, here we are again. I joined the wiki on 26th November 2005 and became a sysop on 13 April 2006, making me the longest running currently active sysop on the wiki. I've been less active for a while, but i'm still here (and probably always will be).


Not much to say, Ive been here since October 2006 became a sysop (technically I became a mod as this was before the name change) 4 months later. Since then I've been creating location pages and clearing out the various queues. Whoa, according to my edit counter this is my 9000th edit.- Vantar 01:37, 4 September 2007 (BST)

  1. Everyone should get at least one vote. Spreads goodwill :) --MarieThe Grove on Tour 13:36, 8 September 2007 (BST)


I started playing UD in mid 2005 and joined the wiki in october that year as the 595th user. I was promoted to Sysop in april '06. I became the first chosen Bureaucrat later in July. I demoted myself in order to take a break from the wiki. I wouldn't mind returning to the large honorific position of the secondary Bureaucrat. Although I have to warn people that due to the current workload of my Job I will continue to be less active for about month yet and purely play second fiddle to boxy during that period. For people who consider that a deal breaker I endorse Dux Ducis.

  1. With all the respect I owe to Dux, and while I agree with Vista that he's a great choice, Vista himself seems a greater choice for me. Being quite calm and balanced, and an experienced user within the wiki, he's a natural choice. Expressing all the other reasons I have to vote for him would prove lenghty if I had to. --Matthew Fahrenheit YRCT+1 23:06, 3 September 2007 (BST)
  2. Vista has experience. Let's see if those past experience still helps him out. --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 00:13, 4 September 2007 (BST) You know what? I think I might wait a while before I vote, you know...just to keep a watchful eye on the running sysops and see who does a better job and stuff. You will hear my vote sometime next week. --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 00:01, 7 September 2007 (BST)
    While I'm sorry to lose your vote, I completely agree with your reason. There are a lot of good candidates and I'm surprised only me and Hagnat are getting votes. People may be voting to much on autopilot.-- Vista  +1  10:27, 7 September 2007 (BST)
    Well, Vista. You got your vote back. It was a tough choice...the only sysops I see much of the time are you, Vantar, and Hagnat. --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 20:12, 13 September 2007 (BST)
  3. Vista is particularly excellent at the social aspects of sysoping and shows restraint at vandal banning. I trust his judgment. --Toejam A 00:27, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  4. Experience to me talks better than anything else. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 02:21, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  5. Because Akule needs to get laid or something--THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 04:23, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  6. --Thari TжFedCom is BFI! 05:27, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  7. Has consistently made good moderation decisions boxy 09:32, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  8. --~~~~ [Talk] 10:07, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  9. Fair and balanced. --Amanu Jaku 10:26, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  10. --The Hierophant 11:47, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  11. --Whitehouse 17:25, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  12. Without a doubt. --Barbecue Barbecue 18:34, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  13. Gets my vote. --Crystal C-Kids 22:48, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  14. Look? See? I vote for you Vista! --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 23:44, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  15. Gets my vote. ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 14:30, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  16. If Swiers doesn't want to run, then I change my vote to Vista.--Wooty 15:14, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  17. nice and fair.--'BPTmz 01:00, 6 September 2007 (BST)
  18. --Max Grivas JG / M.F.T. 06:06, 6 September 2007 (BST)
  19. One of the best users and sysops we've ever had.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 10:46, 6 September 2007 (BST)
  20. --ZombieSlay3rSig.pngT 17:16, 6 September 2007 (BST)
  21. --Kikashie 20:26, 6 September 2007 (BST)
  22. Vista knows what he is doing, is good at it, and respectable, unlike some sysops. --Akule School's in session. 21:19, 6 September 2007 (BST)
  23. Yup. -- Atticus Rex mfu pif Δ 02:14, 7 September 2007 (BST)
  24. Despite your own admission that you will be less active for a short while, I'm still going to put my weight behind you --Ryiis 15:30, 7 September 2007 (BST)
  25. --Kristi of the Dead 12:31, 8 September 2007 (BST)
  26. Civility counts for a lot. --Penta 15:45, 8 September 2007 (BST)
  27. As Swiers dropped, my vote moves here.--Goofy McCoy mfd HK-47 talk 16:03, 8 September 2007 (BST)
  28. -- He sounds good. Barrylocke 19:46, 8 September 2007 (BST)
  29. -- I am all on board for him --Jellofun 00:47, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  30. -- Vista now has my vote. --Father Thompson 01:53, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  31. -- Vista has my vote now that Swiers has withdrawn. --SouthropTalk MCDU MPD 02:55, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  32. -- As Toejam, boxy and The General. 'arm. 02:57, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  33. Vista gets my vote --McCrunchky 10:31, 09 September 2007 (BST)
  34. Sure.--Labine50 MEMS | MHG 18:13, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  35. Good luck! - --Th heartbeat-1.gifDr. Allison Wolf MEMS Talk PIF 22:44, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  36. Swiers -> Vista --Paul Power 00:24, 10 September 2007 (BST)
  37. Because I hear good things! Voting for Vista. -- Neal Stonebrook 14:34, 13 September 2007 (BST)
  38. I apologize for my extended absence, and I hope that you'll do a better job than I did of helping out around here. Good luck. --Darth Sensitive Talk W! 04:19, 15 September 2007 (BST)
  39. For. Bluetigers 18:43, 15 September 2007 (BST)
  40. Now that Swiers dropped out... you're the most fair one running. Nalikill 17:56, 16 September 2007 (BST)
  41. Good History of handling the Admin position. Very skillful editor without any scent of malicious bias. No issues here. --Karlsbad 09:52, 17 September 2007 (BST)
  42. By far the best candidate. Level headed and usually fair and so much better than the other candidates its not funny! --Honestmistake 17:32, 17 September 2007 (BST) * coulda sworn I clicked that???

Retracted candidacies

Grim s

Reason: All hail hagnat! or Vista! One or the other! OR ELSE! --The Grimch U! 05:24, 4 September 2007 (BST)


Thanks for the support, but I'm not interested in running, and if elected, will not serve. Truth told, "moderator" is a position I hardly make use of / serve in / know the ropes of. No point in promoting me BEYOND my level of interest and competence. All the reasons people give below for voting for me- I can continue to do equally well without being a Bureaucrat.

  1. I support Sweirs unequivocally... His contributions to the UD community are numerous and of outstanding quality (Iwitness, anyone... but not just that). And his level-headedness and impartiality will definitely be an asset to the wiki. Vote union! Vote Seb MCWU! :P --WanYao 23:47, 3 September 2007 (BST)
    Vote will change, if not the sentiments. I understand your choice... Keep up the great work, Sweirs! --WanYao 19:31, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  2. As above. Although I think Vista will probably win.--Wooty 02:23, 4 September 2007 (BST)
    I don't think this is about 'winning', but a proper democratic process to choose what the community feels to be the best candidates. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 02:32, 4 September 2007 (BST)
    Come on, its an election! Win = get elected, lose = not get elected. Or maybe my vote should have been "Swiers is the proper choice to effieciently utilize his valuable skills to the betterment of our collective community =P. Also, to quote the top of this page " The candidate with the most votes wins the election. You'll be a great CEO one day Dux.--Wooty 00:13, 5 September 2007 (BST)
    He probably will. And I must say that I'm touched with your certainty in the possible result. I'm not nearly as certain. There are a lot of good candidates that have been more in the spotlight the last month so at the moment I'm just thankful I'm getting some votes. Swiers has done a lot for this wiki and deserve to win as much as anybody here.-- Vista  +1  00:33, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  3. As WanYao. Good luck Swiers- you're the dude for the job.--Father Thompson 03:00, 4 September 2007 (BST)
    Changing my vote, due to Swiers' withdrawal.--Father Thompson 01:52, 9 September 2007 (BST)
  4. Father Thompson's check cleared. Swiers has done a lot for the community, and would make a great bureaucrat.--Labine50 MEMS | MHG 03:22, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  5. Indeed. Even from the limited time I have in UD, I have noticed Swiers' dedication to the community, and his desire to improve it.--AirF0rce11 04:21, 4 September 2007 (BST)
    Exactly... --WanYao 04:46, 4 September 2007 (BST)
    Swiers makes me wanna, jump jump... macdaddy makes me wanna jump jump.... kriss kross makes me wanna jump jump...--THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 04:26, 4 September 2007 (BST)
    Sorry, for some reason I thought I could vote twice. Self-Striking vote.--THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 05:24, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  6. As WanYao. --Ropponmatsu 22:28, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  7. As mentioned above --Goofy McCoy mfd HK-47 talk 23:07, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  8. As above. Nalikill 00:17, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  9. --Max Grivas JG / M.F.T. 01:27, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  10. Smart guy. I'm sure he'd be a good choice. --Ashate 10:36, 5 September 2007 (BST)
  11. Like what everyone else says, Swiers is a good man. He has made lots of contributions, and i think hes done a good job on it all. Good luck, Swiers. SouthropTalk MCDU MPD 10:39, 5 September 2007 (BST)