In honour of Brian New Zealand being up for adminship over on wikipedia. I've decided to nominate myself for adminship. I've been a Wikinews contributor for about 2 years, with an undisclosed amount of user edits (well, the tool is currently offline...) Terinjokes is a major supporter of Audio Wikinews and Wikinews Network projects, even creating Audio Wikinews Newsline (currently looking for someone to host an asterisk server, contact me on my talk if your interested!) Terinjokes would be a great addition to the Wikinews Admin Team. terinjokesUser Page / Talk 07:23, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
Since I strive for teamwork, as well as trust, I'll gladly add myself (not like anyone would actually need to put me up for reconfirmation). Again, if anyone has any has any comments for me (reguarding, well anything) there are many ways of contacting me. I'm always open to what other people think, and treat each one with the respect it deserves.
Most of the Admin Code of Conduct make natual sense. The only one I disagree with is Enjoy editing Wikinews, and have plenty of WN:TEA. The first part I totally agree to; however, not so certain about the second half. I would probably add a suggestion for people to visit the WikiBistro.
Oppose(Bawolff crossed out this oppose, as Fellowwikinews is opposing twice, and he has one vote. This is to make sure the votes don't get miscounted. Please see his entry near the bottom. the user is still opposing.) Some disturbing comments have been made towards my user page and how it bothers him "Every freaking time". It is a violation of WN:E for a user to nominate my user space for speedy deletion. It is more appropriate to discuss it on my talk page than nominate my own user space for speedy deletion. There are many other reasons why I am voting oppose. Also, I believe this may be too early of a nomination for the user as he does not have enough article edits, for me. I have reviewed all of his edits. In the future I might vote Neutral or even Support. —FellowWikiNews(W) 23:07, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
Today, December 11th, 2006. I, Terinjokes made a few irrational decisions while sugar high.
One of these decision resulted in offending a fellow wikinews user, FellowWikiNews.
After visiting FellowWikiNews's user talk to leave a comment in response to Wikinews:Administrators,
I was informed that I had new messages, or so I thought.
Turns out I, again, fell pray to FellowWikiNews's practical joke. In a rather dry response,
I sarcastically nominated one of FellowWikiNews's user pages for speedy deletion.
Despite not using the official template, and removing the categories,
I still realise that I broke some Wikinews policies, and breaking the trust of FellowWikiNews.
Its the latter that saddens me more.
It takes a long time to gain the trust of a community, and it hurts me to lose the trust of FellowWikiNews.
My tasteless joke backfired, destroying the very thing I made the joke upon.
I hope FellowWikiNews excepts my apology, as I prepare for the long road of regaining his trust.
I, after breaking policy and vandalising another user's userpage,
deserve whatever consequences I've brought against myself.
Comment I believe we all need a quick review on our EtiquetteterinjokesUser Page / Talk 03:56, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Neuteral - While I cannot fully support you, I will change my vote from Oppose to Neut. Sorry about this! Thunderhead(talk)(Check out my RFA test) 04:06, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
I'm going to have to disagree with your statement there Thunderhead. Being admin material ≠ large edit counts. Some of the best admins don't edit like crazy. Yes, they edit. But edit count is only one part. Pulling RfA out of the archives, Amgine was elected an administrator to Wikipedia, despite not editing for almost an entire year! And even with that, a low edit count. I've been here for 2 years; whereas digging through the archives here, Amgine nominated MessedRocker only after 3 months of being a user! terinjokesUser Page / Talk 03:50, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Oppose Honestly, I found that your decision making while on "sugar high" were inappropriate and your appoligy reminded me of a six year old trying to get out of trouble. It's irresponcible decision making and shouldn't be rewarded by you receiving adminship. Momodamonkey 01:33, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
There is truth to what you write. It was a very inappropriate decision. However my apology came from the heart. I'm not the type of person to make such irrational decisions, as I believe anyone who knows me knows. I'm probably one the the best people for the job; some of the Admins here consider me (and have for awhile) Admin material. Yes I made a stupid decision, of which I'm paying the consequences for. However, that is not who I am, it was one mistake, one that I regret. But don't we all make a mistake every once in a while? We're all humans, now aren't we? terinjokesUser Page / Talk 03:38, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Comment I think Terin would make a great admin. He's involved, hard working, and seems to have the interests of the project at heart. --Chiacomo(talk) 04:12, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Comment, I've seen much worse from people who were already admins. This is one isolated incident, he said he was sorry, he sounded very sinceer in his apology, I don't think he's going to do it again. Often times people say things, hit save, and it ends up being a lot harsher then they meant to say it. (90% of people misinterpet what they read online article comes to mind) I honestly think theres been a bit of an overreaction. Bawolff☺☻ 06:53, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Strong Oppose Right after offending me by nominating my user space for speedy deletion you insult me again by putting "Interesting twist on OR". Please do not accuse me of "twisting with the rules". FYI, I have done more OR than you have done. Morning polling causes late students is your first OR article, it is a very short article especially when it comes to OR. I would exept more from you because you are an accredited reporter. I truly belive that you are not sutable yet to be admin. There are many other reasons why I am voting oppose. —FellowWikiNews(W) 22:37, 12 December
Feel free to elaborate on those reasons, so we can form our own opinion on that.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 13:15, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
I too support the elaborations, in my response to Stevenfruitsmaak's question I wrote: "I'm always open to what other people think, and treat each one with the respect it deserves." (bawolff has this really cool template he uses for quoting...might have to ask how he does it). I continue to stand by my words, in which I stand by here on WikiNews, over on Wikipedia, to the Trillian Discussion Boards, back to the Wikinews IRC, it even extends into real life. I always like to hear what others think of me, so I'd rather have them said to my face, so I may make neccessary changes, then whispered behind my back. terinjokes | Talk | Come visit the WikiBistro 20:37, 13 December 2006 (UTC)