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BobNewbie (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log)

I think he has done a extremely good work here on Sims Wiki, he has tallent and creativity, he has participated in important discussions and he is a kind person, I'm suggesting that BobNewbie could be the community director. Thanks --Guilherme Guerreiro (talk here) 15:06, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

I accept. I am prepared and ready to be a community director. I am one on 2 other wiki's, and I am great at growing a community. I have more than 1,800 edits, and I work hard and believe in the quality of my edits. I am an experienced admin on many wiki's. I work hard at being a joy to work with, and I believe the community trusts me well enough. Thank you. --BobNewbie talkblog 15:41, December 11, 2010 (UTC)
Other things I wan't to add is that I take part in discussions, created the The Sims Wiki Birthdays concept, worked with LostInRiverview to start Featured User nominations, and took a large part in creating The Sims Wiki:Battles. I welcome new users and give advice to them. If anybody would like to ask me any questions, feel free to do so. BobNewbie talkblog 16:17, December 11, 2010 (UTC)
I'll let this sit for a little while to give others a chance to comment, but I'm good with it. Dharden (talk) 20:07, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you Dharden. Everyone, please remember that I will answer any questions you wish to ask me. Thanks! --BobNewbie talkblog 20:15, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

I have no problem with BobNewbie becoming the Community Director until Bleeh returns to the Wiki in April (as she is also the community director) and then we can go from there. GEORGIEGIBBONS talk contributions 20:17, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

That works out. I can be community director till she returns. I believe having a fully active community director may also help out with the decreasing activity. BobNewbie talkblog 20:21, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

I was actually going to mention that issue... I've talked with Bleeh on the IRC channel and she understands what's going on here. It's unfortunate it had to happen this way, but I think we need an active community director. I don't know what should be done in April when she returns, but if BobNewbie is willing to hold the position temporarily, I suppose that would work. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 04:25, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
As soon as Bleeh returns, I will step down from the position. I understand completely. --BobNewbie talkblog 07:34, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
Also, I have between average and high wiki editing knowledge. If I am chosen by the community for the task of being the community director, I will use this knowledge to grow and maintain the community to the best of my abilities. BobNewbie talkblog 17:06, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
Despite several worries about you becoming admin, I'm in full support. [Ѧüя◎ґ] 23:30, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you Auror! BobNewbie talkblog 06:28, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you to everyone who has given their support. I promise you will not regret doing so. BobNewbie talkblog 17:14, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
As I read it, Community Director is a position of responsibility, but not one that requires the holder to have sysop privs, so that's not an issue. Anyway, we do need an active CD now, and we have someone who is willing to do it on an interim basis. I see no reason why he should not. Approved. Dharden (talk) 20:56, December 13, 2010 (UTC)


User: LostInRiverview (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log)

Position: Interim Community Director

Applicant has withdrawn from consideration

I would like to apply for the position of Community Director, up until our permanent Community Director returns in April. It's unfortunate that BobNewbie had to leave the position, but I think we can move forward. I was very impressed by all that Bob started and I hope to carry forward everything he did, as well as start some new things. My ideas include

  • Highlighting user created contests from time-to-time
  • Drawing more activity to the Forums through threads and community discussion
  • Gathering feedback from community members for improvement to the community.

If I am given this opportunity, I intend to hold it only until Bleeh is able to return. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 20:10, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

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Support - You have done a great job as an administrator and I am positive that you will do a good job as an interim Community Director. Regards, GG (t)(c)(b) 20:13, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
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I second the above. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thelamppost (talkcontribs) (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~
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Yes, you're such a great admin, and you've done a gorgeous job to improve our community involvement, congratulations! :) --Guilherme Guerreiro (talk here) 11:05, January 16, 2011 (UTC)
Withdrawing - On second thought, I think this position would be better suited for a non-administrator, so I am going to withdraw my name and application. I encourage any other active community members to come forward and apply. - LostInRiverview talk · blog 02:29, January 21, 2011 (UTC)

Lost LabyrinthEdit

Position: IRC Contact

I would like to self-nominate myself to be the new IRC contact to replace Duskey. I had previously considered LostInRiverview for the job but per User talk:Lost Labyrinth#IRC Contact, I have decided to nominate myself as I do have quite a bit of knowledge with IRC and I am capable with a lot of things that are related to IRC, such as granting user flags (such as op) and maintanance of a channel. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 18:15, March 12, 2011 (UTC)

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    Strong Support, I have seen your abilities when it comes to using the IRC, and I think that they are impressive. Your character is always good and you've never insulted or harassed anyone. Since Duskey has left, I think you are the best for being and IRC Contact. |_Andronikos Leventis Talk 17:22, March 14, 2011 (UTC)
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    Strong Support With slight hesitation, since I'm scared of you being powerful. --BobNewbie talkblog 17:35, March 14, 2011 (UTC)
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    Strong Support - He is experienced with IRC, and he has proven he is able to do administrative duties, so I trust him :). My best wishes for a good luck on this matter. Thank you. --Guilherme Guerreiro (talk here) 19:39, March 14, 2011 (UTC)
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    Strong Support - Ѧüя◎ґ 02:41, March 27, 2011 (UTC)
Position Granted. As for the technical aspects of "taking over" the channel, you may need to flag down someone from Freenode, since getting a hold of Duskey seems unlikely. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 02:56, March 27, 2011 (UTC)


Position: Forum Moderator

I nominate myself, I know I can do the job since I'm not busy at all. I need things to do and this would be perfect, it would give me a chance to be active once again, and give me something real to do. I've read all of the policies before and still remember them. Looking forward to the comments.--DarthCookie Talk 10:24, December 22, 2010 (UTC)

While I do think you've done good work here, as I have stated before the position of Forum Moderator will likely require administrator powers, and I am not sure that the Bureaucrats are willing to give them out for this position (but we'll see, won't we?)-- LostInRiverview talk · blog 18:28, December 22, 2010 (UTC)

We will see.--DarthCookie Talk 09:21, December 25, 2010 (UTC)

Strong suuport. She has done such good work, This nomination is a thumbs up by me :), I know you are going to be able to do the job. --Guilherme Guerreiro (talk here) 16:50, December 30, 2010 (UTC)
Support You do some really good work on the wiki and I'm sure you would do great work as the forum mod.--thelamppost 20:31, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
I am not sure. I haven't seen you in the forum zone recently, but still, your work is amazing! It is too difficult |_Andronikos Leventis Talk 12:35, January 30, 2011 (UTC)
Seeing as you are now a fanon administrator, you do have the administrator powers I was previously discussing. And, seeing no serious opposition, Request Granted. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 03:04, March 27, 2011 (UTC)


Position: Ombudsman

I would like to apply to be the ombudsman. I'm friendly and generally non-confrontational and I would like the chance to be a bigger help on the wiki. I am neutral, and would be of help to settle disputes.--thelamppost 19:44, January 15, 2011 (UTC)

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- Support: I cannot recall any issues regarding past actions or behavior, and you seem to get along with most everyone. I don't think there's a limit on the number of Ombudsman we have, so I don't feel conflicted supporting multiple people. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 03:04, January 16, 2011 (UTC)
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: I think you would do good as an Ombudsman, good luck, you have my full support.--DarthCookie Talk 09:45, January 26, 2011 (UTC)
Request Denied: I'm going to hold off on this right now, simply because you are not terribly active at the moment. If your activity picks up, please re-apply - LostInRiverview talk · blog 03:04, March 27, 2011 (UTC)


Position: Ombudsman

I think I am perfect to become an ombudsman as I have good ideas to promote peace. If an argument erupts, I can stop it, and I can log it down, and send it to admins, to pass on so that the right punishments can be applied. If I was to be hired, Wiki would be a happy place.

--Sforster123 11:50, October 9, 2011 (UTC)

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Strong Oppose Im sorry, after looking at your userpage, history, and contribution, i think you are not qualified for this position. --Wir.wiryawan 11:54, October 9, 2011 (UTC)
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Oppose - You've come from a wikia block. Experience at editing is necessary before requesting. I'm sorry. --RoseGuiThanks rose (talk here) 11:56, October 9, 2011 (UTC)
Request denied. Given the start you have made here, I'm sorry to say this but I don't think I can trust you just yet. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 13:20, October 9, 2011 (UTC)

Lost LabyrinthEdit

Position: Ombudsman

Lost Labyrinth (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log) is an active participant on the wiki and has community support for the position of Ombudsman. I am confident that if given the position, he will remain neutral and do the job well. Therefore, I am nominating Lost Labyrinth for the position of Ombudsman. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 19:18, December 19, 2010 (UTC)

Apologies for the late input, as I have been busy in RL. I accept the nomination. GG (t)(c)(b) 14:18, December 20, 2010 (UTC)
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Strong Support. He has, can and will do a great job as Ombudsman. --BobNewbie talkblog 19:24, December 19, 2010 (UTC)
Neutral. To be honest, I don't know because I haven't seen many "social actions" from Lab you when it comes to disputes, I am really indecisive because I don't know how would be Lab's performance on matters such as disputes, however I think he has made such a great work, it wouldn't bother me if he was "promoted". Thank you for understanding. --Guilherme Guerreiro (talk here) 19:31, December 19, 2010 (UTC)
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My reasoning for nominating him is that he is actually pretty active (check his contributions; he's online almost every day) and in my memory has not been involved in any sort of dispute, has not really ever taken a side one way or another on a major controversial issue. Not many of us, myself included, can claim that. That alone is not reason enough to give someone a position, I agree, but GGs behavior here has been nothing if not exemplary, and there is no reason to think that he would not maintain neutrality. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 20:07, December 19, 2010 (UTC)
Hmm... good observation, Lost, taking no side is good, you are right but I don't think submission is all that good, you can have a opinions but express them in a neutral way and I don't know if it is that what he does... I may change my position but I would like more input here. --Guilherme Guerreiro (talk here) 20:20, December 19, 2010 (UTC)
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Strong Support from Bleeh.

Another point is that users already ask him for help, and he helps them every time they ask. --BobNewbie talkblog 12:51, December 27, 2010 (UTC)

As I am now a bureaucrat, I will be pulling my formal nomination. However, if someone else would like to adopt the nomination of Lost Labyrinth, please post below and we can consider this matter further. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog 03:04, March 27, 2011 (UTC)


DanPin (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log)

I'd like to apply to the special position of Ombudsman here in The Sims Wiki. I am very active in the community, being almost every day in the IRC Channel. I don't have a lot of edits, but I have a good relation with most members of the community and I want to make this Wiki a better place! DanPin (Talk) 18:05, October 28, 2011 (UTC)

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Support He has been a very good contributor, and I trust him. I wish you a good luck. (: --RoseGuiThanks rose (talk here) 20:38, October 28, 2011 (UTC)
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Support DanPin is a trusted user among most. I don't have much to say, but I believe he will be eligible for the position. Nikel Talk 11:50, October 29, 2011 (UTC)
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Support We better not have an admin for this position, and DanPin is one of the most trusted contributors we have. He has never been warned or blocked before, and he doesn't get into drama. So, I support. |_Andronikos Leventis Talk 17:12, October 30, 2011 (UTC)
I agree, I'm sure you'll do a great job. Approved. ђ talk 07:21, October 31, 2011 (UTC)

Cody RobertsonEdit

Cody Robertson (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log) User:Cody Robertson I'd like to apply for the forum moderator position on this wiki. I have a facebook, twitter, and a account. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cody Robertson (talkcontribs) (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

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Strong Oppose This position is reserved for Administrators only, due to the nature of the work required. Please read the requirement first before you apply a position!
I will move it to closed request because you just join this wiki and your first edit is this page. Im sure bureaucrat will denied your request. Wir.wiryawan 17:22, November 25, 2011 (UTC)
What Wir said. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 18:20, November 25, 2011 (UTC)

Lost LabyrinthEdit

Position: Community Director

I would like to apply to take on the role of Community Director. It is indeed unfortunate that Bleeh resigned from her role as Community Director and I think it's important that someone with experience takes over the role.

I'm frequently in the IRC channel, I get on well with most users here, I bring up suggestions to improve the wiki and I feel that I can efficiently take on this position. I won't be offended by any opposition and I'll appreciate any constructive feedback. And of course, another bureaucrat would be approving/denying this request so that I don't look like some sort of dictator. :P Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 10:53, February 5, 2012 (UTC)

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Strong Support - You're one of the most active administrators and you are ready for it. RoseGuiThanks rose (talk here) 21:21, February 5, 2012 (UTC)
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Support - I believe he could take over the position and be responsible for it. Nikel Talk 08:58, February 7, 2012 (UTC)
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Support - He's a great admin who helps a lot in the wikia. Sure, I would like him to become the community director. Good luck! Not sure if I can vote for him.
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Request approved, congrats! ђ talk 03:59, February 8, 2012 (UTC)


Position: Ombudsman

Hello, My name is Devdevdev and I would like to sign for the Ombudsman Position. I know many user's on This wiki and even seen some of them. I like Fairness and any cheating/Winding up people is not allowed in Devdevdev World, Contrary to being in the free world Sadly. 🌹Deathbee1000 19:04, December 7, 2012 (UTC)

Neutral - I've never really seen much reason as into how Dev would take on a role like this and why he would need it but I doubt he'd act maliciously should he be given this position, so I'm in the middle with this. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 19:11, December 7, 2012 (UTC)
I get what you mean there. 🌹Deathbee1000 19:17, December 7, 2012 (UTC)
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Oppose - Nothing personal, but I don't think you're ready for this position. ђ talk 21:23, December 7, 2012 (UTC)
Given that this is literally a ghost town and we're unlikely to receive any further input, I'm going to have to decline this request for now. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 21:11, December 9, 2012 (UTC)


Position: Ombudsman

Hi everyone! I'd really like to apply for the position of Ombudsman. I'm very much a pacifist, and I can't stand violence. I know the wiki is undergoing a lot of change, and change is not always agreed with. This may lead to disputes, and having an Ombudsman available might be helpful. I think I am qualified for this position, as I'm preety sure that I maintain a pretty good working relationship with many users here, and if my request is granted, I'll do everything in my power to keep the peace.

I constantly am on the wiki, looking all over and through the Recent Wiki Activity for signs of profanity and abuse. If I'm not ready, I'd completely understand. But if so, I'd appreciate it very much. SalazzlePGR7 (parler - entendre) 03:28, December 23, 2012 (UTC)

As I know I cannot vote but I would like to say PGR7 would make a great ombudsman unlike me, so if I was a B'crat I would Strongly Support him. DevlyHallows (talk) 18:17, January 14, 2013 (UTC)
Dev, you're allowed to vote. Voting isn't limited to bureaucrats only and the minimum requirements to be able to vote state you only need 1 edit to do so and while I find that to be too light of a requirement imo, you're definitely well past it. :)
As far as the request is concerned, I'm going to abstain from voting purely because I made a thread proposed to retire Special positions, which could cause a potential conflict of interest if I gave a support/neutral/oppose vote at all. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 18:48, January 14, 2013 (UTC)
Same from me... If I weren't in support of scrapping the position I'd support him getting it. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 23:06, January 14, 2013 (UTC)
Whilst LiR and GG have abstained from voting, I am fully supporting your request. You truly strive for the ombudsman position and I believe your demeanor (calm and genuine) fits the shoe for it. You have my vote! Ѧüя◎ґ (talk)

No conclusion was ever reached on whether this position would stay or go, so at least for now it will remain. That being said, this application has been waiting for multiple months and does have the support of several community members, so I'm going to go ahead and approve this request. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 15:50, March 26, 2013 (UTC)


Position: IRC Contact

Hi, I'd like to nominate K6ka (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log) to be the new IRC contact. For those who don't know what that means, upon the success of this nomination he would be getting some additional userrights on IRC in correspondence with everything else that bureaucrats have.

I feel that all of K6ka's positive traits speak loudly without me having to explain it for you. You all made him a 'crat very recently. All I can say in addition that is relevant to this particular position is that he's highly active on IRC, he knows his way around it and he's always willing to help others out where he can. Given that he's already a bureaucrat, he already has most of the rights associated with this position anyway and I feel that he's a fantastic choice to take the reigns of IRC contact from myself.

Furthermore given recent events, i.e. Uncyclopedia's spammer leaking into #wikia-sims among countless other channels, it's probably for the best that somebody as closely associated with the community as K6ka is given my old rights mainly to provide some peace of mind. You should all know by now that I wouldn't be typing all of this out if I didn't believe that making K6ka the new IRC contact was the right idea and, given that he accepts this nomination, I am confident that the rest of the community believes in him like I do.

So with all this in mind, once he accepts (or declines) the nomination then we can get voting/discussing/whatever. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 23:37, February 22, 2015 (UTC)

After three days of breathing and sleeping on this thought, I would like to accept this nomination to become IRC contact. Forgive me if my IRC skills are not up to par with other, more experienced ops, but since I seldom ever have to use my tools, and since we have three ops that are far more experienced with IRC than any of our on-wiki admins, and since Lab is mostly retired, I guess I shall accept this position and keep the future of The Sims Wiki alive, rather than in a retiree's hands that hardly comes onto the wiki (I'm assuming that's Lab, unless he likes to drop in every day to see how we're messing up his beautiful wiki?). Anyways, thanks again, Lab, for nominating me. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 21:28, February 25, 2015 (UTC)
To be honest the IRC contact really hasn't got that much to do from a technical standpoint as they used to as there's a bunch of other ops, and even user flags management isnt that big of an issue as the other bureaucrats can also do this. To me its more of a question of looking after the channel, and acting as a trusted link between the wiki and the IRC community. There's no rule that states you need to be 100% proficient at IRC to have these rights, and appointing a wiki bureaucrat to this position is absolutely fine by me, especially one who is as active as you. ђ talk 04:27, February 26, 2015 (UTC)
K6ka is pretty active on the IRC channel and has no problems in handling the op flags. I fully trust that he would be able to take up this position well enough. He already knows what he's doing and it would be very beneficial to have an IRC contact due to the recent trolls coming in and out. ~ Beds (talk - blog) 10:19, February 26, 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure if we need an official voting procedure for this nomination. Or is it already starting? Either way, I support K6ka's nomination. I don't often join the IRC channel, but I know I can trust K6ka for this position. Nikel Talk Vote! 03:14, February 27, 2015 (UTC)

Approved - LostInRiverview talkblogcontribs 14:31, July 3, 2015 (UTC)


DanPin (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log)

Position:Social Media Representative

I'd like to nominate myself for the position of Social Media Representative. I am active on the Wiki, at least on the IRC channel. I am in good standing with the community, given that I am already the Ombudsman, and I have been an administrator before. I also have accounts on the social platforms the Wiki's a part of (Facebook, Twitter and Steam), so I know how to work with them.

I thank you in advance for reviewing this request. DanPintalkcontribs 14:34, July 3, 2015 (UTC)

Strong support - Dan is an active member on social media, and on the wiki. He has also voiced his opinion in some community discussions and is not only appreciated, but he is liked amongst the community. He has my full support as a Social Media Rep. ~ Beds (talk - blog) 14:49, July 3, 2015 (UTC)
Icon yes check v Support I think it's about time we took these positions seriously and filled them up. While Danny hasn't been very active on-wiki lately he is very active on IRC. Having someone who looks after the wiki's social media accounts will be beneficial to the wiki's public image. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 15:06, July 3, 2015 (UTC)
Support - Beds has covered a lot of this already, but I'll add on a bit. Dan will be able to help us increase engagement on Social Media and get our message out there. He is a former administrator as well, so he can be trusted to handle the controls effectively. - LostInRiverview talkblogcontribs 15:06, July 3, 2015 (UTC)
Support - While Dan doesn't do that much on wiki anymore I think he'd be a great candidate, since he's active on IRC and knows how to, and regularly uses, social media stuff as is (and recently redesigned our twitter page). I'd be more than happy for him to be a representative of the community. ђ talk 01:00, July 4, 2015 (UTC)

Given the positive response here, this application is approved. - LostInRiverview talkblogcontribs 02:48, July 6, 2015 (UTC)


Position: Community Director

I would like to add myself TheOneFootTallBrickWall (talk) 09:18, July 21, 2015 (UTC) as Community Directer... I know i may not have edits but I know lots of things about the sims. I am helpful. I never act in bad faith and Im always on. Please at least consider me. It would make my life. ;-) —Preceding unsigned comment added by TheOneFootTallBrickWall (talkcontribs) 09:18, July 21, 2015 (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

Sorry but I'm going to be declining this for now. You're nowhere near experienced enough to be granted any position, this is only your 4th edit. I'd recommend you get a bit more experience and build up a name for yourself and then re-request at a later date. ђ talk 09:37, July 21, 2015 (UTC)


C.Syde65 (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log)

Position: Community Director

I would like to apply for the position of Community Director. I am very active on the Wiki, and well rounded in my contributions. I am in good standing with the community, given that I have rollback rights, and I have been selected as a Featured Editor twice. I also have administrator rights on several smaller wikis.

I am frequently active in the Sims wiki chat, and I'm somewhat active in the IRC channel. While I was initially reluctant to consider taking on this position, I have thought about it some more after reading up on what is expected of a user in this position. I am not easily offended by any opposition, and I will be more than happy to accept any constructive feedback.

I thank you advance for reviewing this request. I can understand if some are opposed to my request, but like I said, I am in good standing, and my experience has been quite useful, in helping out newer and less experienced users. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:38, August 23, 2015 (UTC)

I am inclined to support your request. But, before I do make that official, I'd like to ask a couple questions. What do you see as being some of the roles of a Community Director? Are there any particular tasks you'd like to undertake as the C.D. or any ideas you'd like to implement?
As I said, I'm inclined to support C.Syde, as we haven't had a C.D. in quite some time. Speaking to the candidate specifically, I think he is more than capable of handling this position and fulfilling its roles. I have every confidence that he will do the job well. -- LostInRiverview talkblogcontribs 10:30, August 23, 2015 (UTC)
If there's any tasks I would like to undertake as the C.D., or anything that I would plan on doing, it would be managing some of the forums, because I have noticed that some of our forum questions in the past, such as this one should really have been paid more attention to. If there was a question I made that hadn't received answers from a sufficient number of users, then I would basically take matters into my own hands and choose how to add the information to those pages based on whatever information I had. Provided that the said information was accurate and I hadn't found any evidence that stated otherwise.
Other than that there's not really much else I can think of at this point, but I'm sure that there will be some other things that I would like to implement once I think of them. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 10:59, August 23, 2015 (UTC)
Comment: Community Directors do not solely make the decisions on the wiki. You cannot implement things that you think are best for the wiki without at least a proper discussion. That's not how things are run around here. ~ Beds (talk - blog) 12:21, August 23, 2015 (UTC)
Comment - I understand that, and I'm perfectly aware of it. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 03:26, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

Red x cross uncheck bad Oppose Well, I have my reasons for this opposition. First of all, I don't see how being a CD would help in cases such as Forum:Bluewater Village townies with Nightlife clothing. C.Syde has frequently forumshopped for responses to his threads on chat and on IRC, and while I can see why C.Syde would do this, it's not something I would support, as pestering other people to partake in community discussions is more of an annoyance than it is beneficial. Secondly, I would like to see C.Syde more active on IRC. I am hesitant to support a CD that focuses little on this part of the wiki, especially considering that the channel is older and more mature than our on-wiki chat. Those who frequent IRC know little about C.Syde, and IRC is a part of our community, so I'd advise C.Syde to get to know the people on IRC better. Lastly, and this should be my strongest argument, a CD should [plan] and [direct] any special events and make announcements regarding community activities and updates. C.Syde hasn't even written a TSW News or TSP blog post, and I'm hesitant to support a CD that has to make special community announcements when they haven't written a weekly news blog. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 20:09, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

Comment - The reason I don't frequent IRC is mainly due to my poor IRC connection, which constantly causes errors forcing me to exit and reload IRC, which can be quite irritating. Also I haven't written any weekly news blogs because I'm sure I have a particularly strong concept as to exactly "what" a weekly news blog "must" include, and what they may include. I might have to practice writing a news blog before I consider signing up to write one. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 22:13, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

Due to the lack of response in over a month, I am closing this request. Since there was no consensus in favor of the applicant, the request will not be granted at this time. -- LostInRiverview (Plumbob Administrator)Contact me here • 01:28, October 9, 2015 (UTC)


Position: Community Director

I, LostInRiverview (talk · contribs · editcount · block · modify rights · logs · block log), am applying for Community Director on The Sims Wiki. Through this position, I hope to take a leadership role in building the wiki community.

Before I ask for your support, I want to give you all an idea of what I have in mind for this position. I also want to give you all the chance to ask me any questions or raise any concerns you may have. Before we get into that, though, I want to give you an idea of the goal I'm aiming for.

My goal is quite simple: to make The Sims Wiki the best source of Sims information out there, and to build a strong, friendly and active group of contributors here who will serve as experienced, knowledgeable curators of our collective knowledge about The Sims. It is not enough for us to simply compile the information we know about the games; the information must also be tended, kept clean and orderly, straightened-up and polished when needed, and made to grow as more and more content is released. This can be done most effectively when we have a dedicated group of users involved in the community, who are able to work together and who each have a personal stake in the success of the wiki and in improving it. I see the Community Director role to be an important part in this goal.

Right now, I feel that the TSW community is fractured, quiet, and timid. In a wiki that is meant to operate on community consensus, consensus seems elusive and at times feels impossible to achieve, not because we disagree, but because so many of us are simply not engaged. There are precious few places on the wiki to talk with other users, and those places that do exist seem to have designated purposes that prevent effective dialog from developing: Community Discussions tends towards "concensus-track" matters, like policy proposals; Development Portal talk is geared more towards wiki operations, or the "nuts and bolts" of what makes things work on a technical level; and wiki news blogs are geared more towards providing information than fostering discussion. Finally, so much of the community seems to stand silent out of fear; fear that they may take action when action is prohibited, fear that they may upset an administrator or otherwise act contrary to what we admins wish, or fear that they may make the "wrong" decision when given the choice. I've seen so many users step back from any attempt to make decisions, declaring that "an admin should weigh in," and accepting at face value the flawed premise that administrative opinions should carry more weight or are somehow more valid.

With this in mind, here are a few of the items on my agenda:

  • I want to create new and accessible ways for users to communicate with each other about matters related to the wiki. I also want to devise a way to allow users to notify other users of useful information, relevant discussions, or other matters.
  • I want to push our community to improve the pages and resources we currently host. This can be achieved in a number of ways, but my main ideas are a revival and jump-start of wiki projects, the establishment of some "peer review" process for canon articles, and an article rating system to augment the Featured Article selection process. These are all ideas that have been floated on the wiki at one point or another but that have failed to gain any sort of traction; my goal is to push this out of the mud and get us moving towards some achievable goals.
  • I want to overhaul how we handle featured content, so that it is more accessible and appealing to new users, unregistered users, and mobile users.
  • I want to spearhead a movement to make our wiki more mobile-ready. This would include a push to update pages that display poorly on mobile devices (such as pages containing tables), and more work on curating content for the various Wikia mobile apps. It's time we accept that mobile is the future and, as such, we should be doing everything we can to accommodate mobile users and make it as easy as possible for them to find the information they need.

I want to say that, if selected for this role, I will aggressively and boldly implement these ideas and others in the spirit of improving the community. I will not, however, defy community consensus or act in a way that I feel is contrary to the wishes of the community at large. Additionally, I will hold myself accountable to any user who feels that I have overstepped the bounds or have acted in such a way, and will encourage any user, at any time, to raise any issues with me directly without fear of reprisal. My goal is to help get so many of this wiki's initiatives moving again, and doing that may require a heavier hand than is normal. I want to make clear that I have no intention of "taking over" anything, and that I will respond to any concerns that anyone has about my actions.

So at this point, I'd love to have some additional questions about what I've spoken about, or about how I'll utilize this position if given the opportunity to serve.

Thank you for the consideration,

LiR talkblogcontribs 03:41, November 14, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Icon yes check v Support -- LiR is a bureaucrat, and made many constructive edits to the Wiki. He has the experience to become it. Sims Plumbob Player (talk) (mistakes) 06:27, November 14, 2015 (UTC)
  • Icon yes check v Support - Since I frequently used to get Lab and LiR mixed up, a few months ago, I mistakenly LiR to be the community director already. Aside from what others have said above, there's nothing else I can say, other than that LiR would be well suited for this position. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 07:21, November 14, 2015 (UTC)
Icon yes check v Support - Vpetmad (talk) 10:01, November 14, 2015 (UTC)
Icon yes check v Support - There is no other user on this wiki that I would entrust this special position on. I have full faith in LiR that he would be excellent for this position. ~ Beds (talk - blog) 21:51, November 14, 2015 (UTC)

Icon yes check v Done As consensus is favorable, LostInRiverview has been appointed as the new community director. Congratulations! --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 00:36, November 18, 2015 (UTC)

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