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2007-10 admin[edit]

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(contributions, logs) While I do have less than 500 contributions, I've been active since mid 2006, participating in various aspects here, and I'd like to increase my participation. There have been quite a few times lately when the delete button would have been useful. I've been helping my wife (Epousesquecido) with her work bringing sources over and a lot of pages didn't end up in the right place on the first try (in part due to some bad advice from me!). Rather than tagging all the resulting needless redirects for speedy, it would be faster to just do that for her myself. I think many of you know me from here and elsewhere, (I am an admin on en:wp, commons and meta, hold checkuser on all three and 'crat on two) and I believe I can be relied upon to not blow up the wiki, and always seek consensus for anything at all likely to be controversial. I'd appreciate your support. ++Lar: t/c 00:17, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

I forgot to mention that my wiki matrix lists a lot of the stuff I'm involved in. ++Lar: t/c 15:10, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support - Lar is a knowledgeable, devoted and useful contributor (plus he made most of the mess, it is only fitting that he should have to clean it up. :)) - Epousesquecido 15:17, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support We need more admins here. There are a lot of unchecked vandalism. Lar is known user who can help. Yann 17:40, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, pending bribery. Situation rectified! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Thomas Wyatt 17:47, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, you're active in community discussions and on IRC, have a number of good edits to your user name, and have demonstrated yourself as a very good administrator on other projects. —{admin} Pathoschild 22:04:54, 07 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. Now give me free stuff from IBM. —Benn Newman (AMDG) 01:03, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
    • I'll see if I can get the IBM Songbook for you... except you wouldn't like it, it's copyrighted :) Just a few more years to go for that edition though... ++Lar: t/c 04:22, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support - appears to have the necessary sense of humour. Eclecticology 08:10, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, more admins are needed and lar knows what he is doing here, in content[1], policy[2] and communication[3]. -- John Vandenberg 23:30, 8 October 2007
  • Support; trustworthy editor. --Spangineerwp (háblame) 02:29, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 16:49, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support--BirgitteSB 13:26, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  • lar Symbol support vote.svg Support, even though he's mean and said I couldn't tape him to the wall. :'(--Shanel 20:22, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support - Politicaljunkie 14:54, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support A good addition to admin team here. FloNight 00:28, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

2008-10 resignation[edit]

Lar (talkcontribs) SUL - SQL

This is notice of my intent to resign my Wikisource adminship. There were far fewer admins when I stood than there are now. The English Wikisource is growing and prospering nicely, and there is a good community of admins here now, which I have been glad to be a part of. I find I have not really used my adminship here the way I intended, and therefore I think it is appropriate to have it removed, to stand aside for others. So I intend to do just that unless there is some strong objection. ++Lar: t/c 18:36, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you all for the kind words. Let me clear up a couple of things. First, if there truly ever was an emergency, as a steward, I could still step in. Stewards have all the admin rights now plus the rename account right that 'crats have, globally. Stewards as a rule do not use them on wikis with active admins/crats, without either permission, or a clear and pressing need, but the power is there. Second, I'm not going anywhere, I just think that the admin situation here is a lot better than it was a year ago and you don't need me as a "just in case" administrator... with my confirmation coming up next month this seemed a good month to handle that. I really do appreciate the voices of support and I really do like this place. But if you really want to strongarm someone from my family into becoming/staying an admin, I think you have a better candidate in E. Go convince her. (maybe you'll have better luck than I did) :) ++Lar: t/c 19:31, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Lar you have been active at Wikisource:Scriptorium and your adminship on both Wikipedia and Meta, may provide you reason to exercise admin duties here (cross wiki vandalism and such). You are familiar with Wikisource, and stay active enough to pass annual review. There are not enough admins here for 24/7/365 coverage so I would encourage you and the community to work to maintain your admin rights here. Lack of use of the tools do not indicate a need to remove them. Jeepday (talk) 23:58, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm inclined to agree with Jeepday. You're a valuable contributor to the project, and every good admin that we can get, we should keep.
    So I suppose I have to say that I Oppose your retirement. :P EVula // talk // 05:09, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
  • I would prefer that you stay here too.- --Zyephyrus (talk) 08:23, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
  •  :-( Jack Merridew 13:50, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Sure, I'd love to keep you. Durova (talk) 00:46, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete! Oh wait, wrong page... You're active; there will come a point in time where you need the tools and it will be annoying because you won't have them. I see no reason why you should resign. In fact, I won't let you resign! :p Jude (talk) 03:23, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Wait! Don't resign your adminship yet! Sell it to me on eBay, I'll do good things with it! Archtransit (talk) 21:24, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
    • There's a novel idea. However, I think I would sell the whole kit and caboodle as a package, actually. There are some who say I already have, but I digress. ++Lar: t/c 13:14, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Argh! Noble deed, but please keep the en source bit. RlevseTalk 01:37, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
    • I really appreciate all the kind words but I think not... I'll be resigning as soon as I get a spare moment :). If you want an admin from my family, twist E's arm. She does far more work here than I do. ++Lar: t/c 13:14, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

I got a spare moment: requested and removed. Thanks again for all your kind words. ++Lar: t/c 21:55, 20 October 2008 (UTC)