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2010-04 admin[edit]

Inductiveload (talkcontribs) • enWS activityGlobal

I would like to present to the community a nomination for Inductiveload to come and join us on the Administrator benches.

Inductiveload came to us in interesting circumstances where he had a lovely quality scan of a non-English work (Deutsche Pomologie), and despite best efforts, he was unable to have the work at deWS. Then what started as a visit from his normal haunt of Commons, has now become a fully fledged adoption. In his relatively short time with us he has been working in Scriptorium, RecentChanges, building templates, looking at tools, bringing images, building djvu, helping visitors in IRC and generally doing quality moppish things that help to make this a better place to be (all great skills from his pre-training at Commons). I believe that his positive and enthusiastic approach has been most helpful to the community, models the behaviour and culture that we wish for and that he will continue to make valuable contributions to enWS. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:59, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Accept nomination Thank you for consideration! Inductiveload (talk) 12:29, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. It's a little early for my tastes, but that can be overlooked for such a fine candidate. Hesperian 10:30, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. I like WS's practice of giving the admin tools as soon as an user has made enough contributions to show a steady interest and that they have learned most of the policies and guidelines. This is clearly true of Inductiveload. Thank you for volunteering to do more work. :-) FloNight♥♥♥♥ 22:16, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. even with as little as I have been around, I can see this is a great idea. Jeepday (talk) 23:57, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Seems busy and doing well. Cheers, Jack Merridew 04:06, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Phe (talk) 12:29, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. No worries, -- Cirt (talk) 04:07, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. --Zyephyrus (talk) 08:01, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. He is a good egg. Hopefully, being an admin won't make him hard boiled! :P Seriously 110% support. Great work and a good contributor. :) --Mattwj2002 (talk) 10:20, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support; welcome aboard. —Spangineerwp (háblame) 13:11, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Appointed--BirgitteSB 11:56, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

2011-05 confirmation[edit]

admin since April 2010 (see previous discussions), currently active (contributions · logs · count · crosswiki). Inductiveload will be reconfirmed automatically unless at least three established users oppose, which will trigger an election with decision by simple majority.
  • support without question — billinghurst sDrewth 12:32, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Hesperian 12:35, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • SupportGeorge Orwell III (talk) 12:57, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support -- Zyephyrus (talk) 21:53, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:46, 7 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support I can't say enough good stuff about Inductiveload. He does some awesome custom bot work. Contributes a lot to the project. He is smart, friendly, and helpful. Great asset to the team. Total support. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 05:51, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support, with no reservations. No doubt in my mind that he will do the job well. Blurpeace 06:02, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
  • SupportResScholar (talk) 03:38, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support.--Jusjih (talk) 08:26, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
confirmed — billinghurst sDrewth 15
05, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

2012-06 confirmation[edit]

Admin since April 2010 (see previous discussions), currently active (contributions · logs · count · crosswiki). Inductiveload will be reconfirmed automatically unless at least three established users oppose, which will trigger an election with decision by simple majority.

2013-07 confirmation[edit]

Admin since April 2010 (see previous discussions), currently active (contributions · logs · count · crosswiki). Inductiveload will be reconfirmed automatically unless at least three established users oppose, which will trigger an election with decision by simple majority.

2014-08 confirmation[edit]

Admin since April 2010 (see previous discussions), currently inactive (contributions · logs · count · crosswiki). Inductiveload will be removed automatically unless a simple majority of established users support continued access.
Achtung.svg The requirements for a vote of confidence are met below; the user's continued access will be decided by a simple majority of established voters.
Note: Last edit here was on 23 November 2013; 20 edits since 1 August 2013; not currently active on any Wikimedia project. Hesperian 00:46, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Give them a chance to resign if appropriate. AuFCL (talk) 08:20, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg General comments (Also applies to discussions below and elsewhere; You all ought to be horrified that with my reputation I have to lecture you on proper behaviour.) I feel there is a risk of conflating at least three completely independent issues going on here:
  1. Edit skills (the administration vote is never the right place to assess/comment upon this and must never be taken as criticism of unrelated or unaddressed matters.)
  2. Security issues (inactivity is never an indication of security failure; if it were why are normal user accounts not suspended after periods of inactivity? Be consistent.)
  3. Administration skills/mores/behaviour/attitudes (kindly address the issue; attempt to explain misunderstandings; don't shut down discussion on the basis of selfish discomfort; don't shoot the messenger simply because you lack the courage to address underlying problems; don't actively try to make a bad situation worse even if you believe your intentions are good. Attempt to balance the inevitable conflict between the previous guidelines.)
I had better bracket sign the above for those who don't read differences. AuFCL (talk) 21:42, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Not entirely sure what brought this on, but no one has suggested there has been security failure. I opposed reconfirmation in accordance with the general principles of restricted access, as linked above these voting sections. An admin has restricted access (that's what it's called) that a normal user does not. A hacked normal account cannot mess with the site in the same way that a hacked admin account can. Inactive admins are desysoped as a preventative measure; we shouldn't wait for a serious problem to occur. My comments with my vote serve to indicate that no action or failure on the part of the admin has been seen; it is merely a preventative measure. --EncycloPetey (talk) 08:17, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I support Inductiveload because of his invaluable contributions to WS and hope that he'll return soon. In the meantime, his footprints are visible all over the web, and keep bumping into him.Ineuw (talk) 03:50, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support in the hope he returns soon. —Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 11:40, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for security reasons through inactivity. I would have no problems with quick reinstatement as admin should this editor return. --EncycloPetey (talk) 14:14, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Essentially inactive: if they come back I would encourage self nomination for return of tools. Jeepday (talk) 16:38, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Mpaa (talk) 13:26, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support —Maury (talk) 07:33, 4 August 2014 (UTC) There are several if not many people here on wikisource that I will always "support" and Inductiveload is among the top of them even if he only visited once a year. I had problems with a white background hurting my eyes and I asked Inductiveload if he could create a colored background. He did that and more inc. colored text. ONLY because he did created that anti-Eye-Strain javascript that I have been able to continue on wikisource which is the reason I am still here. The background I use is light grey and the text is black. It is because of people like Inductiveload, and there are many with different skills, that wikisource exists and continues to exist.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Supportbillinghurst sDrewth 23:54, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose — Being inactive is a security risk. Refreshing the large number of tools/scripts he generated would go a long way here towards reinstatement upon his return. — George Orwell III (talk) 21:56, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Long inactivity risks security and I see no unique language skills of this user. We do have other French- and German-speaking administrators.--Jusjih (talk) 05:10, 18 August 2014 (UTC) (your unique Chinese- and Korean-speaking administrator, but my Korean is still very limited)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Given their recent contribution history they're about due for another burst of editing. If that doesn't manifest then I'll vote down their next confirmation for security's sake. Prosody (talk) 00:30, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose solely on the ground of inactivity per WS:AP. No problems from my perspective with regaining the tools upon return. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 01:39, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Confirmed: a majority of established voters support continued access, per the restricted access policy. Hesperian 00:20, 1 September 2014 (UTC)