Wikipedia:Unsuccessful adminship candidacies

Frae Wikipedia:Requests for adminship Ablo is candidacies that haesna gane forrit syne September 2005, whan separate records wis first keepit.


Vote here (0/0/0) ending 18:57 6 September 2020 (UTC) Koavf (collogue · contreebs) - Urgent small wiki cleanup nomination per [7]. Koavf is a high-volume polyglot contributor, a long-time Mediawiki admin, and skilled at supervised automation including cleanup tasks. --James Salsman (tauk) 19:10, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

Candidate, please shaw gin ye accept the nomination here:



  1. Oppone. I'm not happy about being placed in a position having to oppose someone I actually like for admin. However, users on Meta were quite clear they wouldn't support this nomination. –MJLTauk 21:10, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
I don't feel this accurately represents the totality of comments, e.g., "I think it would be okay to make Koavf an admin as long as we made it clear that his role was mainly routine maintenance without editorial control over content/language standards. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:14, 26 August 2020 (UTC)" James Salsman (tauk) 14:28, 30 August 2020 (UTC)



Quaistens for the candidate
A feow generic quaistens tae gie guidance tae the voters:

1. Whit sysop chores, if ony, wad ye foresee yersel holpin wi? (Please read the page aboot administrators an the administrators' readin leet.)
A. (Leet disna exeest). I would mostly delete obvious vandalism and block obvious vandals.
2. Amang yer ain airticles or contreibutions tae Wikipaedia, are there ony that ye'r rael prood o, an whit wey?
A. w:en:Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (by a Scot!) and w:en:George Orwell bibliography for how thorough they are.
3. Haev ye bin in ony fechts ower editin in the past or div ye feel that ither uisers hae caused ye pain? Whit haev ye duin aboot it and whit will ye dae aboot it in the future?
A. Yes, I have but only on en.wp. I have edited with very little if any conflict across many of the WMF wikis (thousands of contributions to Commons, CU on species, admin on en.wq, bureaucrat on Outreach, etc.) and I'm in good standing in general across all these projects. I don't anticipate conflict here as my only role would be responding to what others point out as problematic content based on the audit that we're trying to do here locally.