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That's okay. I'll just create an impersonation account and pretend to be you. --{{User:A Helpful Little Gnome/Sig}} 21:12, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
That's okay. I'll just create an impersonation account and pretend to be you. --{{User:A Helpful Little Gnome/Sig}} 21:12, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
:I deem this acceptable, so long as you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are me. {{User:Aichon/Signature}} 21:23, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
:I deem this acceptable, so long as you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are me. {{User:Aichon/Signature}} 21:23, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done.--[[User:Yonnua Koponen|<span style="color: DarkOrange">Yonnua Koponen</span>]]<sup>[[User_talk:Yonnua Koponen| <span style="color:Blue">Talk</span>]] <span style="color:DarkOrange">!</span> [[Special:Contributions/Yonnua_Koponen| <span style="color:Blue">Contribs</span>]]</sup> 13:49, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

==Recent Actions==
==Recent Actions==

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This page is for system operators to request a demotion of status, or for enaction of demotion due to long-term inactivity. The act of demotion is restricted to those with bureaucrat status, and as such system operators will need to request their demotion here.

Guidelines for Demotion Requests


System operators who wish to request demotion must consider these things before applying.

  • Reason for demotion - As demotions cannot be reversed unless the user goes through the promotion process again, the user is asked to make sure that they are making the correct decision when applying for demotion.
  • Effects of demotion - Demotions may necessitate additional action, such as in the case of a Bureaucrat being demoted, which triggers an immediate by-election to fill their seat for the remainder of their term.

After a system operator has submitted his or her demotion request, the active Bureaucrats will review it, and after reaching a unanimous decision, choose to either demote the system operator or deny his or her request. After action has been taken, the request will be moved to the archive.


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  • A sysop that hasn't made any edit in four months will be warned, on their talk page, by a Bureaucrat, that they face demotion of their sysop powers in one week, if they remain inactive.
  • One week after the warning has been placed, dependant on the actions of the sysop, the Bureaucrat will decide whether or not to carry out the demotion.
  • This is to avoid, for example, the unlikely case of a sysop simply making a single edit with the aim of avoiding the demotion.
  • The Bureaucrat is trusted and bound to make a fair decision, and not to demote a sysop who clearly demonstrates a return to activity on the wiki.
  • Any demonstrable abuse of this power by a Bureaucrat, however unlikely, could (as with any other abuse of specific powers) be grounds for a Misconduct case.
  • If the sysop makes no response at all to the warnings, they must be demoted.

Demotions in process


To cut to the chase, I'm resigning both as a 'crat and sysop effective 23:59 November 30th, 2018. I plan to process my own demotion at that time and will not be a candidate in the resulting 'crat election.

I know this will come as an unexpected surprise to most of you, which is why I'm announcing it now rather than at the last moment, but hopefully it's not too much of a surprise to anyone. After all, I stopped playing the game well over a year ago, so it was really only a matter of time. And after I very nearly quit earlier this year, which some of you noticed at the time, the writing has kinda been on the wall.

My running for 'crat in this last election—despite my six-year tradition of withdrawing from every election—is a way for me to perform one final act of service to the wiki before I bow out for good. So for those of you on Discord and elsewhere who have been wondering what changed and why I decided to run in the election this time, now you know.

Once my term is up, I'm gone, so now's the time to hit me up (on my talk page) for assistance with any pet projects you may have on the wiki or whatnot. This may also be the time to push through some A/PM applications. Just sayin'. ;)

UD has been a part of my life for nearly a decade now, and it's been both my privilege and pleasure to serve the wiki community for the vast majority of that time. It's encouraging to see the wiki being continually maintained, not just by a small team of sysops, but also by an active team of regular wiki users who are routinely fixing formatting, updating danger reports, answering questions, and engaging with one another on talk pages in an effort to improve the wiki as a whole. Keep up the good work, all! Aichon 18:52, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the (very advance) heads up, Aichon! I'll be sorry to see you go, but completely understand your reasoning.
One question: Would you consider resigning effective 0:01, December 15th? That way you can administer the election/promote your successor, rather than us having only a single crat for that two-week period (I trust Stelar not to pull a Thad, but don't want her, or anybody, to be stuck with the crat job alone for that long). Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:34, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I’ll consider it, certainly. My thinking was that I’d disrupt things the least if my departure triggered an election at the same time we were due for an election anyway, but I can see the argument for seeing the election through. No promises, but I’ll give it some more consideration as we get closer. Aichon 13:50, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
no. stay. i'm the one who leaves. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 18:58, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I think the world is large enough for both of us to leave. Together. Some others can come along too if they want. Aichon 17:33, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
No. Everything outside of this wiki is mine. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 17:41, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Not gonna work for me. A guy’s gotta have a place to retire. Aichon 19:18, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm extremely sad to see this. A ZOMBIE ANT 06:41, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Nope. Sadness not allowed. Out with the old, in with the new. This is a change for the better. Aichon 17:33, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Oh man! Sorry to hear this, but I understand completely. Please email me when you leave with the most effective way to permanently break UDWIKI. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:32, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

I have so many ideas. So far, the best I've come up with could be undone by a sufficiently technical sysop, but I'll see if I can come up with something that'd require a rollback of the database, at a minimum. Aichon 18:06, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

since when were you allowed to leave your cage -- Adward  17:44, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

You guys left your posts, so I took advantage of the opening to make my escape. Aichon 18:06, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
As long as you don't find where we placed the tracking implant, we're always going to find you. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 21:12, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

That's okay. I'll just create an impersonation account and pretend to be you. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 21:12, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

I deem this acceptable, so long as you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are me. Aichon 21:23, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 13:49, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Recent Actions


Boxy technically hit the four-month mark on Wednesday, but I just poked his talk page, so the official week starts now. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 00:13, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

With no response for more than a week, I've demoted Boxy. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:01, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
The end of an era. Aichon 17:13, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Goodnight, Sweet Prince. - Cheese 15:46, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
You basically shot an old, but very well loved dog. Ugh. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 18:30, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for always being there Boxy, during the best and worst of times. For what it's worth, I probably wouldn't have been able to do the years of work I did in admin without you being the rock of the team for those years. I won't forget the work you did. Thanks for it all. A ZOMBIE ANT 07:12, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Dear lord. Miss you box! Come back, before there's just me left. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 18:24, 3 April 2018 (UTC)


I have always said that I wanted to fill my spot as long as the community wants me to hold the buttons, but frankly I am not sure that is much of a "community" left to evaluate my conduct, other than a few fellow forgotten sys-ops still walking the dusty halls and occasionally throwing a switch. I haven't played UD in a long while, I've got plenty of other things to do now, and it is probably best to let it go while there is still a greater fool staying around longer than I do.

As far as my wiki history goes, I think I have done well enough, but I will leave it to others to write my eulogy rather than to bathe myself in stinking self-praise on the way out.

As a final, special request, I want to be demoted on February 13th, the day of my 7th anniversary as a UD Wiki sys-op. -- Spiderzed 21:12, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear you're opting for demotion, but I respect your decision and thank you for your service. I'll ask for confirmation in early February, so feel free to cancel your demotion anytime before Feb 13th. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:03, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Take care, Spiderzed! --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 18:43, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I will. -- Spiderzed 18:39, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
Keep Safe, don't be a total stranger. I'm sure Kevan will throw up a massive update soon. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 22:53, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
The Big Survey was in 2015, and nothing has happened since. I will revisit if anything ever comes from it, even if it is something small and ridiculous like a new melee weapon being just a re-skin of the cricket bat, but I am not holding my breath. -- Spiderzed 18:39, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
We're starting all of those groups back up again. The ones you loved playing in. All of them. Don't go. Aichon 23:15, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I've seen some gay old times. Curbstomping Cornhoolio, curbstomping NWO, going full aikido on the The Original Cobra to curbstomp them, the Big Bashes, 404, Blackmore 404, rounding up Escape, just to name a few. But the last of these events (NWO) was in 2013, and I don't see the fun, acive times coming back anytime soon. Necroconnect brought a brief hope for a breath of fresh air, but yet everything has kept unravelling and falling apart. Who is John Galt? -- Spiderzed 18:39, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
i am the community and you must stay foreverrrrrrrrr -- Adward  18:56, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
Nice. Smooth sailing, and may the grass never grow under your feet! ᚱᛖᚢᛖᚾᚨᚾ 09:12, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

As the date approaches — SZ, are you sure you want to go? Bob Moncrief EBDW! 03:50, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Confirmed. -- Spiderzed 13:00, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
You've been demoted. Come on back anytime. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 14:01, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Bismarcks Ruecktritt.jpg -- Spiderzed 20:29, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Will you at least let us drag you back in when there's drama? If only to point and laugh? Aichon 23:12, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
It's been great to have you around Spiderzed. A ZOMBIE ANT 01:29, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Older actions can be found in the Sysop Archives and the relevant category.

Sysop Activity Check

User Position Last Contribution Seat Available
A Helpful Little Gnome (Contribs) Bureaucrat 2021-10-29 2021-12-01
DanceDanceRevolution (Contribs) Bureaucrat 2021-10-28 2021-12-01
Rosslessness (Contribs) Sysop 2021-10-14 N/A
Stelar (Contribs) Sysop 2021-10-29 N/A

Total Sysops: 4 (excluding Kevan, LeakyBocks and Urbandead)

Last updated at: 03:58, 28 October 2021 (UTC)