Bureaucrats turn regular users into sysops; perform username changes and bot flagging..
I believe that Wikinews's bureaucrat needs have at times been going unfulfilled, and I have been interested in running for bureaucratship for a while now, thus I think we could use some more, and after talking to people in IRC, I would like to humbly submit my name. I like to feel that I have shown dedication to this project, I have been a user here now for nearly 2 years, with most of that time active.
Please, feel free to ask any questions, and rest assured, what every the outcome, I’m here to stay :) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 12:14, 12 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Support, a long time in the making. Brian already has checkuser, a much more senstitive tool, and has proven that he's 100% trustworthy with it. I see no reason why giving him bureaucrat tools would cause any negative effects on Wikinews. Daniel 01:53, 13 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Support, does seem to be a need for more 'crats. –Doldrums(talk) 13:58, 13 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Support, BrianNZ is one of the well-respected and trusted contributors around here. I'd trust him with the powers. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:05, 13 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
There's some information at Meta. Basically, they can technically promote other users to administrator status, change usernames, and grant bot flags. Cheers, Daniel 11:36, 14 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
so the pecking order is: in order of importance starting from 1st to last: editor: accreditted user: administrator: arbcom: steward: bureaucrat: -BNZ is flip likeme -Edbrown05 11:47, 14 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
If there is a "pecking order", stewards are certainly higher than bureaucrats (Meta), and I'd strongly argue that ArbCom is as well. However, as we all know, being an x or a y affords one no more power in debating an issue or anything else. It's merely a technical ability, like what administrators get, to perform maintenance tasks. Daniel 11:50, 14 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Oppose. Now I know better than to provide a vote rationale. -Edbrown05 11:56, 14 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
But the wierd thing is, it goes from squeamish to a report in no time. I know BNZ supports that. -Edbrown05 12:54, 14 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Support - a very trustworthy user here on Wikinews. --Nzgabriel | Talk 06:29, 15 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Support I back Brian 100%, he deserves this. --TUFKAAP 17:26, 15 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]