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Sam - Patroller

19:15, January 20, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - LS11sVaultBoy

Hello everyone. Following the departures of several editors and subsequent promotions of others, I've decided to take the plunge and follow Leo's and Smashbro's recommendations to apply for the eighth patroller position. I have been on the Wiki since July this year, and whilst I haven't created many pages I have performed cleanup on many pages which require them, and as I have shown recently, I am relatively quick at spotting and reporting vandals, whilst at the same time remaining civil. I would say my grammar is good 95% of the time and I remain civil roughly 90% of the time, as I admit I have not always been the politest when it comes to vandalism, sometimes losing patience quite quickly, but I have learnt the error of my ways. I am relatively active on the Wiki (with the exception of Saturdays) so have the opportunity to spot anything that needs rectifying or a user who may need a push in the right direction. Thank you for reading this, and please vote according to merit. Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome, and I will do my best to take it on board. Thanks again.

Votes

Comments

  • One of our best contributors. He follows the policies, cleans up pages, and reports troublesome users. SJ Walker definitely earns my vote. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 18:26, January 19, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • Not much to say, other than he has followed the policies just as we need, he cleans up, and has never had an edit reverted! Definitely deserves patroller. MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) 18:28, January 19, 2015
  • All I can say is that you are "the janitor" of this wiki, even though some of us have poor grammar (I am a perfect example) you do a lot of grammar cleanup on the articles and make them much more understandable, you also quickly report vandals such as those "Tammy" accounts, you definitely deserves it, a rollback toll is something you need to get rid of vandalism. Signature (talk) 18:29, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • You've been doing good edits so far. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 18:47, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • He's active, reports vandals always with a good reason, and from what I've seen, he seems very mature. I think he deserves it. DocVinewood (talk) 18:52, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • Good editor and very civil. --558050 (talk) 19:34, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • It's a yes from me too. smurfy (coms) 21:15, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • I've seen some of your work. You're a good contributor, I must say.
  • Per all. Rain (Stalker) 06:57, January 20, 2015 (UTC)

Carl Johnson Jr. - Administrator

19:15, January 20, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - LS11sVaultBoy

A lot has changed on this wiki since I first joined. I saw the changing of staff quite often, and most recently, the resignation of two good staff: Ilan xd and The Tom. Following a suggestion from a fellow user, I have decided to apply for an administrator. I have been on this wiki for several months, and a patroller for a long time. I have made various edits and contributions to the wiki, including GTA Online pages and some important information for several articles. I also try my best to maintain my role as patroller, helping out users when I can. Although my schoolwork is currently hindering my activity, that is only temporary. I will make sure that I will stay active and be there when needed.

Votes

  • Yes - Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 06:02, January 20, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • Yes - Rain (Stalker) 06:57, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes - smurfy (coms) 07:14, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes - --558050 (talk) 10:41, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes - SJWalker (talk) 10:44, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes - Signature (talk) 11:33, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes - DocVinewood (talk) 12:44, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes - Leo68 (talk) 15:13, January 20, 2015 (UTC)

Comments

  • Over the whole year that CJ Jr. has been active and a patroller on the wiki, he's been incredibly active and used his rights correctly. He's also helped improve the wiki. I think he can handle admin rights. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 06:02, January 20, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • Per Smashbro. Rain (Stalker) 06:57, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • One of the patrollers I had listed as ideal candidates to be promoted into the void. First and foremost, he is active in his patrolling duties and has always been on the lookout for policy violations, even before being promoted. Was one of the first to ID Sean.drew as trouble. Haven't seen anything other than 100% civility in his talk contributions or edit summaries and he knew when to warn and when to report so I see no reason to oppose this request. smurfy (coms) 07:17, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Great user. Smurfy has already said it all. --558050 (talk) 10:41, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Agreed. Not much to add to Smurfy's post. SJWalker (talk) 10:44, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • I have recommended you to do it a few times, you are worthy of being an admin, not much else to say. Signature (talk) 11:33, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Agreed, nobody deserves this promotion more than CJ Jr. DocVinewood (talk) 12:44, January 20, 2015 (UTC)

Smashbro8 - Administrator

15:40, January 19, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - LS11sVaultBoy

Hello everyone. I have recently noticed the departure of some of our best helpers and staff to the wiki, Ilan xd and The Tom. I realized the issues the wiki would have with less active admins. I noticed that now it is becoming a problem and that the wiki needs more admins, so I think it is time for me to take a step up. I have also been persuaded by Leon Davis and AndreEagle17 to apply for an admin. Currently as a patroller, I come on the wiki daily (even if I don't edit often per day) to make sure everything is okay. I help deal with troublesome users and vandals, as well as help upgrade the wiki in projects such as page merging. I have created several pages such as Designer Slave, Dialogues in GTA V, Union Grain Supply Inc., Crooked Cop, Laurel, many categories, and much more. I believe that with me as an admin, I'd be able to help out much quicker in dealing with troublesome users, renaming pages, and deleting unnecessary articles. I am also an admin on several other wikis and am aware of how to use admin rights. Thank you for taking your time to read this.

Votes

Comments

  • As mentioned in several talk and blog page entries, I think Smashbro8 is perfectly capable of stepping up to the task of Administrator. As long as there is a position available (i.e. the rest of the currently intermittently active Admins don't suddenly re-appear in force and after Leo is promoted) I would support Smashbro's nomination. smurfy (coms) 04:56, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • Great Patroller. Calm, civil, determined and efficent. Will make a great admin. Leo68 (talk) 04:54, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • He has done a very good job as a patroller and is very active. After the recent departures in the wikia staff, he is a logical choice. DocVinewood (talk) 09:24, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't think I know how to explain how good Smashbro's work is, he is the admin of at least three wikis and if you look at them, all of them runs smoothly, he definitely deserves the spot. Signature (talk) 12:37, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • No question. In the words of Lester Crest: "He's a pro, not much else to say". SJWalker (talk) 14:39, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • Very civil and active. Definitely a good choice. 558050 (talk) 13:02, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • I was going to suggest him to become an Admin a while back, something must have distracted me, you really diserve this, no question needed :) MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) 15:30, January 19, 2015 (UTC)

558050 - Patroller

15:40, January 19, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - LS11sVaultBoy

Hello everybody. As most of you already know, users The Tom and Ilan xd have recently left the wikia, leaving a big gap in the staff. So, by the sugestion of Leon Davis and Smurfynz, I'm applying myself to become the next patroller. I joined the wikia one year and a half ago, some of my work here includes the new layout of the Random Events page, all the new and more detailed stock tip for each of the Lester's Assassinations mission pages, complete tutorials to achieve the most profitable result in each of the heist missions. Not to mention the creation of many, many, many, many, many pages and countless cleanups and new infoboxes.

If thats not enough, I'm also a very levelheaded person that always tries to resolve any discussion using logic and valid arguments. Anyone who already saw me in the blog pages, knows that I'm not someone to just give a opinion without having a good reason to back it up. My grammar is probably my weak point, because english is not my mother tongue, but I have been trying really hard to improve it. I consider myself a good user and I hope that you guys think the same. Cheers!

Votes

Comments

  • Great user. He deserves it. Leo68 (talk) 23:03, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • English skills better than many native-English speakers, but not perfect. Certainly not an impediment to promotion in my books. The other skills far outweigh the odd missed grammar mistake or spelling error.  smurfy (coms) 23:03, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • An important, valuable user. Helped me in dealing with recent vandalism and remained calm throughout. Grammar is understandable as he is not a native speaker but some give and take is required and his contributions to the Wiki outweigh any language problems. Good luck. SJWalker (talk) 23:10, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't wanna mention grammar problems, as my grammar is not so good, but your grammar is understandable and out of this, all your work is good, I am not the best brazilian user in this wiki, the best brazilian in the wiki is you, your contributions are excellent and you represent our country. Signature (talk) 23:29, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • Was looking through his edits earlier and wondering why 558050 hadn't applied for promotion yet - and then a couple hours later, here we are. I don't see any problems with promoting, and he wouldn't be the first non-native English speaker we've had on staff either. Jeff (talk·stalk) 01:18, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • He has made excellent contributions here and understands/follows the wiki policies. Definitely deserves it. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 01:47, January 19, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • Active editor with quality contributions. --Sasquatch101 (talk) 04:28, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • Nothing to add. 558050 is one of the best candidates now that at least one of the patrollers will be promoted to administrator. DocVinewood (talk) 09:24, January 19, 2015 (UTC)
  • He is a brilliant editor, but i don't see much of his edits, his contributes are rare to see, so that is a negative issue. MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) 15:33, January 19, 2015 (UTC)

Leon Davis- Administrator

15:40, January 19, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - LS11sVaultBoy

On the advice of Smurfynz I have decided to make a move for my next step. I have been a user since May 2013 and a Patroller since August 2014. I know it doesn't seem long but I have worked hard since getting the position. I also works as a Bureaucrat on another wiki. So while Tom applies for the Bureaucrat post left by the abrupt departure of our great user Ilan I decided I'll apply for the admin position. I have extremely good grammar, no bans or warnings, a calm head and can quickly spot trouble-makers and spammers. I am also on during the wiki 'dead spot' as most of our active admins and bureaucrats are from Europe so they are not on the wiki during US evenings, which has had problems in the past with spammers, and we don't want a troll to ruin pages overnight. Please consider voting yes. As for admins and bureaucrats, I feel I can accomplish great things as an admin so allow me to prove myself to you. I have also created several important pages such as the Weapon Vehicles, Xero Blimp, Murder Mystery, Hatchet and Wildlife Photography Challenge, as well as categories such as Determinant Characters, Destroyed Buidlings, Vehicles with Multiple Generations and Exclusive Next Gen Vehicles in GTA V that later became Exclusive Next Gen Content. Leave your votes and thoughts below.

Votes

Comments

  • After suggesting this it would be ridiculous to say no. TomLeo is an extremely experienced and active adminpatroller, he deserves this position. A definite yes from me. LOL. Seriously though, Leo clearly knows his stuff and is a fair and reasonable arbitrator in conflicts. We haven't always agreed on everything since I've been here but I've never felt like I was involved in an argument with him. As stated, I feel we really need to promote someone from the American continent to get better global time zone coverage. smurfy (coms) 21:48, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • Leo does a good work in this wiki, he's very calm, mature and active in the wiki and he helps a lot, I never saw any of his edits being reverted, also, I have learned good things from him, he definitely deserves a yes, there's no reason to say "no". Signature (talk) 21:56, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • A yes from me. Leo does fantastic work for the Wiki, he doesn't suffer fools or vandals and is calm, collected and civil. He'd make a great administrator. SJWalker (talk) 22:27, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm sure you'll be a great admin considering your active all the time. --Sasquatch101 (talk) 06:37, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • I think you tick all of the boxes to do the job. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 09:12, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • We are in need of active administrators. And Leo is one who is active. What else can I say? Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 17:06, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • I've yet to see anything in Leon's editing that makes me hesitate to promote. Jeff (talk·stalk) 21:34, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • Like McJeff, CJ Jr. and LS11sVaultBoy said. You deserve it. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 01:47, January 19, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8

LS11sVaultBoy - Bureaucrat

21:43, January 18, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - LS11sVaultBoy

So, I've been waiting for this day for a long time now. The opportunity to become a bureaucrat. Let me just start by saying what a great honour it will be. Ilan was always a great, hard working editor and it was very sad to today hear that he is leaving to continue with his role in his country's armed forces. Good luck to him.

Anyway, I've been here for two years now as of November 10 and I have been an admin for over a year. I've been told that I'm the most active, hard working administrator on this wiki and that it is only right that I step into the shoes of the vacant bureaucrat role. Over my time here, I've gotten to know everyone and I have never started a fight or even had a little row with anyone (except maybe those pesky vandals!). I understand how the wiki is formatted and as I've said thousands of times now, I feel that I have excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar, meaning that I can edit very efficiently.

So, vote however you feel and we'll see what occurs. :)

Votes

Comments

  • After suggesting this it would be ridiculous to say no. Tom is an extremely experienced and active admin, he deserves this position. A definite yes from me. Leo68 (talk) 20:41, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • No question, pretty much the only active admin, the one you can guarantee a timely response from.  smurfy (coms) 21:13, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • Just like smurfy said, hes the only active admin ive seen, so he would be good as a bureaucrat aswell. MONKEYPOLICE 188-0 (talk) 21:55, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • We need an active bureaucrat here, so yeah. 558050 (talk) 20:15, January 17, 2015
  • A definite yes. Tom is a very active admin and is very quick to pounce on vandals once notified. Ilan's place is being taken by some very safe hands. SJWalker (talk) 22:27, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • Tom has been around this wiki for a few years and has been a great Admin. While working with him on the GTA Myths Wiki he has always shown tremendous skill and has always been a reliable staff member. Here he is equally impressive and gets along with everyone. Good Luck Tom! --Sasquatch101 (talk) 06:37, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • Really glad to see that Tom/VaultBoy wanted this promotion. Jeff (talk·stalk) 21:33, January 18, 2015 (UTC)

AndreEagle17 - Patroller

19:15, January 15, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - Tom Talk

Hello, I am Andre and i'm editing in this wiki since July 22, 2013, I have sent a patroller request last year, but it was denied, because I wasn't aware of the Image policy and because of my bad grammar, well, my grammar is not so good because of my country's language (which is much harder than english however), CJ Jr. had to remind me of my grammar and image policy, and i'm sure that after my first request, I have learned about the Image policy and now i'm aware of it, I have added necessary pictures to the wiki after learning about image policy, if you want to see all the pictures I have uploaded, check my Sandbox.

I had some interesting and good ideas, such as merging Sabre Turbo with Sabre GT, Spliting Wrecks from Beaters, adding all the Exports and Imports vehicle prices to their respective article and creating the Infobox safehouse template, but okay, I didn't do all of them alone, I had the help of Smashbro, Leo and WildBrick, they helped me a lot in this wiki.

One thing that should be noted, is that I am friendly and respectful to everyone, I admit I had a misunderstanding with WildBrick a long time ago, I said that he was "annoying" but I saw that he didn't do anything and I quickly apologized after that, I also take my time to calm some users down, as I did to Joe, behavior is essential to a wiki user. I also help to report vandals like Putamadreuser and Porter and I know how to recognize sockpuppets.

Would you like to have me as a patroller and protect the wiki from vandalism and teach other users to follow the policies?

Votes

Comments

  • This is no surprise he is one of the better editors present in the wiki and has a lot of potential in the form of a patroller.So yes a big definite YES. Shadow Polaris(Talk)
  • Its a yes from me, he does really well here, his grammar is a little poor, but im sure we can all agree we all do make grammar errors, and we know how to fix it, Andre deserves this! MONKEYPOLICE 188-0 (talk)
  • A Yes from me too. The good edits he's made to the Wiki outweigh his earlier troubles. His grammar may not be the best but no-one's on the Wiki is perfect. He's good at pointing out sockpuppets too. A resounding yes. SJWalker (talk) 15:59, January 7, 2015 (UTC)
  • He's changed from his last request. He learned and followed the policies here. Like Shadow Polaris said, Andre is one of the better editors that edit here. His grammar may be poor, but in my opinion, his excellent contributes to the wiki and following the policies are much higher and worth giving him a promotion. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 16:36, January 7, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • After a few things were pointed out I realized I had to reconsider. Andre is a great editor, he has grammar errors but that comes from being Brazillian, so you can't judge him for that. He has improved his work since his last request, but this business with RainingPain17 will come to light during the voting. Taking all points in to consideration, I am voting yes, but I reccomend a trial basis of 3 months, and his performance should indicate on whether he stays as a Patroller. Leo68 (talk) 17:20, January 8, 2015 (UTC)
  • Even though you're a good editor, I'm not sure you're ready to be a patroller yet. Apart from your grammar, I think you could have handled better your issues with RainingPain17. However I also admit that your work here is very good in general, so it wouldn't be fair for me to vote just "No". DocVinewood (talk) 16:59, January 7, 2015 (UTC)
  • Lots of improvement. You now understand the policies. Plus, you are an active and a good editor. I'd say you are ready. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 20:02, January 7, 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not convinced Andre has the right attitude. His editing has certainly improved considerably since his last request but the "too keen" warning lights are flashing in my mind. I'd like to se the dust settle on Rainingpain17's departure before a few that I think are ahead of Andre in the capability queue should have an opportunity to apply if they want to.  smurfy (coms) 22:38, January 7, 2015 (UTC)
  • I thought a lot before giving my vote. On one hand, you still sound a bit immature to me and your atitude reminds me a lot of RainingPain17 (and we all know how well thats turned out to be). On the other hand, you have enthusiasm, is very active and grow up a lot since your last request. I'm gonna put a vote of trust in you. Don't make me regret my decision. 558050 Talk 11:49 January 8, 2015 (UTC)
  • 9 yes, 1 no, 1 neutral. I say we close it as successful. Andre has also agreed a 3 month probation between myself and The Tom, due to past issues. Leo68 (talk) 19:16, January 9, 2015 (UTC)

Smurfynz - Patroller

16:54, January 5, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - Messi1983 (talk) 16:54, January 5, 2015 (UTC)

Greetings, Sean from NZ here, aka smurfynz. After spending the last 4 months contributing content, fixing mistakes and getting involved in identifying and reporting numerous vandals, but still saying I didn't really want to be a patroller on the wiki, I have decided the time has come to apply for one of the vacant patroller positions. As has been pointed out to me several times, I have been performing patroller duties without the title virtually since I started editing on the wiki on August 31st. I am usually well behaved but do have my limits (as seen at the start of November when I almost quit the wiki over the frustration of dealing with immature vandals that it is not in may nature to ignore). I have been moderating internet tech support forums for 15 years, so have a fair bit of experience identifying suspicious accounts, although I am used to having the autonomy to deal with these myself.

I am a 45 year old gaming veteran currently playing GTA IV on PC and GTA V on PS3 with intermittent access to the PS4 version and will be upgrading to GTA V on PC at the end of January. I also have GTA SA on PC (although no vanilla installs at the moment). I am a native English (UK as opposed to US) speaker and while my grammar and spelling isn't always 100%, it is better than most. I cover a unique time zone and being one of the first countries in the world to see the new day means I quite often see content first (although Rockstar are getting better at globally co-ordinated timing on their releases). The nature of my employment means I can be online monitoring the wiki for most of my waking hours.

I am a heavy content contributor and am familiar with the agreed policies and manuals of style. As an IT professional, I do insist on using underscores in place of the agreed hyphens as space substitutes in filenames, but otherwise I think I'm capable of enforcing these rules with consistency.

Cheers.

Votes

Comments

  • I don't think he's had any of his edits reverted or discussed for being "bad". Doesn't suffer fools and is a valuable contributor to the Wiki. It's a yes from me. SJWalker (talk) 23:55, January 4, 2015 (UTC)
  • How can I say no? Man, smurfy is the best standard user in the wiki! He clearly deserves the spot and there's no reason to say "no", nobody can say "no" to this! Hell yes, this is an obvious yes. Signature (talk) 00:06, January 5, 2015 (UTC)
  • Can't see why not. 558050 Talk 22:18 January 5, 2015 (UTC)
  • Even though I am not a long time user I can definitely see you are more than eligible for the post. You have my full support.Shadow Polaris(Talk)
  • He's an excellent editor. That's all I have to say. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 02:51, January 5, 2015 (UTC)
  • Excellent contributor and follows the wikia policy. He's also helped deal with vandals and disruptive users. Smurf earns my vote on this one. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 03:30, January 5, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • No need to explain the vote. Sean has been working extremely well since he joined the wiki last year. Calm, effective and hard working. Definitely a yes. Leo68 (talk) 03:41, January 5, 2015 (UTC)
  • Good to see some gaming veterans over here. AK-28 (TalkEdits) 08:29, January 5, 2015 (UTC)
  • Very active and knowledgeable. A clear "yes" from me. DocVinewood (talk) 09:51, January 5, 2015 (UTC)
  • Like SJWalker said, i don't think i have seen any of his edits reverted, he is brilliant, the work he does is always up to the best standards, he seems to know whether a point is valid or not, there isn't enough room on this page to discuss the amazing things he has done to this wiki! MONKEYPOLICE 188-0 (talk) 15:39, January , 2015 (UTC)
  • I am voting yes and with that I am closing this request as successful. Messi1983 (talk) 16:54, January 5, 2015 (UTC)

DocVinewood - Patroller

22:23, January 4, 2015 (UTC) as Successful - Tom Talk

Hello community, I am DocVinewood and I finally decided to request to be a patroller on this wiki. I joined 1 year and 3 months ago and during this time I've contributed creating new articles, adding needed images and improving pages (mainly GTA V content, since it is the newest game and the one that needs more work). Needless to say, I'm a GTA fanatic and I've played all games in the franchise except GTA 1 and 2. I believe I have a firm understanding of the policies and I'm ready to help the wiki and other patrollers. Even though English is not my mother language, I think my grammar is good enough and I'm always looking to improve it. Thanks for your time!

Votes

  • Yes - Rain (Stalker) 13:31, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - Signature (talk) 13:49, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 14:08, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 14:52, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - MONKEYPOLICE 188-0 (talk) 15:51, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - 558050 (Talk) 14:37, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - iLan (XDEdits ) 16:56, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - SJWalker (talk) 20:28, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 23:27, December 28, 2014 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • Yes - Leo68 (talk) 00:58, December 29, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - smurfy (coms) 00:56, December 30, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes - Tom Talk 18:16, December 30, 2014 (UTC)

Comments

  • Very active and competent. I think Doc could do well here. Rain (Stalker) 13:31, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't talk to Doc too much, but he is by far one of the best standard editors, probably the best photograph too, along with Smurfynz, I think patroller rights for Doc is fair. Signature (talk) 13:49, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • I have known DocVinewood for a very long time on this wiki, and he has always proven himself to be an excellent editor. Outstanding performance, I must say. His vehicle pictures are neat and he is also quite active. It's an obvious yes. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 14:08, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Haven't been back for very long but from what I can remember, a very good editor. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 14:52, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • He's just a brilliant editor, that's all i can say, if he sees a mistake made in a recent edit, he will get in there and sort it out, that's why i think he deserves vote. MONKEYPOLICE 188-0 (talk) 15:51, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • One of the most competent users here on GTA Wiki. 558050 (Talk) 14:37, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Helped me no end on the GTA Songs Wiki when I joined, and he's been made an admin on there so he's shown he's a responsible guy. No reason why he shouldn't be a patroller. He gets my vote SJWalker (talk) 20:28, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • What everybody else said ^^^. Nothing much more I can say but Doc definitely deserves it! Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 23:27, December 28, 2014 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • I've looked at your contributions in the past and I've have previously mentioned that you should apply, so it's a yes from me. Good luck, Doc. Leo68 (talk) 00:58, December 29, 2014 (UTC)
  • Apart from his unbelievable dedication to mapping the streets and roadways of Southern San Andreas, Doc is one of those users whose edits almost never need to be checked for factual validity. I support this request 100%. smurfy (coms) 00:58, December 30, 2014 (UTC)
  • I think that there is no possibility that there will be enough no votes to change the direction of the vote. Everyone so far has given a yes vote, so I say we close the vote as successful. Leo68 (talk) 16:59, December 31, 2014 (UTC)

RainingPain17 - Patroller

20:12, October 2, 2014 (UTC) as Successful - Tom Talk

Hello everyone, my name is RainingPain17 and on LS11sVaultBoy's tip I decided to request for Patroller rights on the GTA Wiki. I've been here for only one month but I am a very active user and also defending the Wiki from unrespectful users, having recently managed of have some of these blocked for vandalizing articles or aggressive behavior thanks to VaultBoy. I know much things about the GTA Series (especially GTA San Andreas and GTA V), I add all sort of informations, and I never violated the Wiki Policy, so it would be great for me to be part of the Wikia staff and help the community with their problems. Thank you :)

Votes

Comments

  • You have the great makings of a Patroller and have already been doing Patroller duties when it's not your job. I think you deserve the Patroller place more than any other current editor. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 15:11, September 24, 2014 (UTC)
  • RainingPain17 is very good in the wiki,and he is certainly a peacekeeper, all edit wars ends when he starts to debate, with him, we have peace and order AndreEagle17 (Talk) 13:04, September 24, 2014 (UTC)
  • RainingPain17 is an outstanding contributor and I work very well with him on both this wiki and the Watch Dogs Wiki. He definitely deserves a promotion. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 22:12, September 24, 2014 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • You seem to have a good history of contributing to the wiki, so, I think you could do well as a patroller. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 18:19, September 25, 2014 (UTC)
  • Despite only being active for a short period of time, RainingPain17 has made great contributions to this wiki. He has also made not of several vandals, so I'll be happy to give a yes vote to this user. Leo68 (talk) 06:43, September 27, 2014 (UTC)
  • I see that he's active and has quality edits. I myself can't be very active right now, so I think that Pain could help the Wiki.Dodo8 <span style="color:#FF6600; font-family:Cooper Black>Talk 11:30, September 27, 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry, but I change my vote to neutral. RainingPain may be a good contributor, but he must still work on trying to keep things civil. I do not want to say no, but again, I do not want to be too hasty with voting. Especially some of Raining's comments when editing and the usage of insults. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 18:41, October 2, 2014 (UTC)
    • Guess that's that. But, either way, these comments are still in Raining's history. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 01:14, October 3, 2014 (UTC)
      • CJ Jr. he had a reason to say this, this guy XPanettaa completely annoy Rain everytime, to the point that i had to talk to him to stop disturbing rain, i mean, Rain was done being nice with X, everyone here gets tired of some users, even bureaucrats, Rain's attitude was about how much he was annoyed by X, not about his general behavior (AndreEagle17 (talk) 02:03, October 3, 2014 (UTC))
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User:Sasquatch101 - Admin

19:15, January 20, 2015 (UTC) as Unsuccessful - LS11sVaultBoy

Hi everyone. I am Sasquatch101 and am applying for Administrator. Some of the staff may not know me but I actually served as a Patroller for over a year here on the GTA Wiki. I left the staff a few months ago and focused only on the GTA Myths Wiki which is an affiliate of this wiki. I have experience managing wikis as I founded the GTA Myths Wiki over two years ago and since it has grown into a very successful wiki. This last week the GTA Wikis' main leadership has retired and many current admins are somewhat or completely inactive. The GTA Wiki needs an active staff that is available as much as possible to assist in the day to day duties required to keep the wiki running smoothly. I also can some experience in editing templates and coding. I can attest that I am very reliable and responsible; as I have been editing on wikia for over 2 and a half years, 2 of which have been here on the GTA Wiki. Thank you all for reading this. --Sasquatch101 (talk) 02:48, January 20, 2015 (UTC)

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  • To me you do great as an admin on the GTA Myths Wiki. The wiki is really in need of active admins and I think you'd do a great job. What happened in the past stays in the past. I believe you can help brighten the future of this wiki. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 03:21, January 20, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • I wasn't here in May 2014 but I can read. Tom's departure doesn't automatically open the door to you in my eyes. If asked to get off the neutral fence, it would be on the negative side. I would however support a return to Patroller rights if Tony 1988 is moved to inactive and a position is therefore opened up.  UPDATE: Having had some time to read the full story, I am getting off the fence. smurfy (coms) 03:27, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Not sure. I know you've been demoted in the past so there's still a feeling that there may be problems again. Neutral for patroller but a definite no for admin . You need to walk before you can run. Leo68 (talk) 06:58, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • I did not know you well, but I was one of the ones to witness the situation with the GTA Myths Wiki firsthand. For that, I decide to keep my vote neutral for now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Carl Johnson Jr (talkcontribs) Please remember to sign your talk page messages with ~~~~.
  • I'd say the past is the past. In life, we all have to get over things in the past for the better. The wiki really needs trusted admins. What Sasquatch did was bad, but that can't mean over 8 months or more that he can't learn his lesson and improve on his behavior. I'd suggest to give him a second and final chance or use the new tactic that Leon Davis put on the Community Noticeboard. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 06:02, January 20, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • Per Smurfynz and Smashbro. I don't think Sasquatch would be a bad admin, but I'm not fully convinced he'd make a good one. Rain (Stalker) 06:57, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm not sure where you get the impression I thought he would be OK? smurfy (coms) 07:17, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
      • Basically that means I won't put a "No" vote based only on something that happened more than 6 months ago. Rain (Stalker) 07:36, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
        • OK, understood. smurfy (coms) 07:50, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • As Smashbro said, what happens in the past, stays in the past. Sasquatch has the most experience for the job, as he runs the most successful GTA-Myth site on the web. Observing him run that wiki I can safely say that he has grown since he was last a staffer here, and he has handled situations there beautifully. @Smurfy - the link you left was biasedly written by someone who had vested interest in becoming an admin, and wanted to knock off a contending user. Overall I know this sounds a bit cliché, but experience counts; and that is what Sasquatch has. Boomer8 (talk) 07:30, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
    • The link I left was the last edit where the full conversation was visible before it was deleted in the next edit, it wasn't just pointing to the content of that last edit. (EDIT- sorry I was wrong, there was more after you reverted McJeff's deletion - full topic viewable here /EDIT) It included your comments and the links to things like this which in my view would almost disqualify a user on its own, let alone reading the rest of the history leading up to it.
FWIW, if I had been here at the time, I would have agreed with Sas that a non-European admin is essential to the smooth running of the wiki, but once the leadership shot that down the first time, I would have waited for natural attrition to open up a spot (as it has now) to re-ignite that debate. The fact that he flew off the deep end and burned bridges only to expect all to be forgiven as soon as the main player in the opposing team resigned, sways me to the negative. smurfy (coms) 07:50, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
You're making a federal case over something that has happened over half a year ago. He has grown a lot since then managing the GTA Myths Wiki as a bureaucrat, and I've seen him handle situations there very well. Boomer8 (talk) 08:01, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • A yes from me because he has a good experience and has previously been a patroller. Vault was the only active admin and is now a b'crat. So most admins are inactive and he can be a great admin.Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 10:03, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Asking to become an admin, is asking us to put a lot of trust in your hands, and for me, you still have to earn that trust. I don't care if what happened here happened a long time ago, it still happened and you have not redeem yourself for that in my book. You can start be being more active here on wikia, and also being polite and civil, then apply yourself to be a patroller, and only then apply yourself to be an admin. Plain and simple.
And just because we have a gap in our staff, it does not mean that we have to fill that gap right away, with anyone that applys himself for the job. --558050 (talk) 10:25, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • I wasn't on the Wiki at the time of the situation and I'll be honest that I don't know you all that well. However, having read the situation I feel that insulting staff members is not the behaviour of an admin. The whole point of the staff is to have everyone pulling in the same direction regardless of any personal conflicts. I know that the situation happened six months ago, but to be honest I haven't seen you edit much on this Wiki, so I don't know whether you have built many bridges. That said, I agree that everyone deserves second chances and having seen the Myths Wiki you have shown you can handle the responsibility, but I feel you need to build your reputation and trust back up on this Wiki first. SJWalker (talk) 11:13, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry Sasquatch, I don't think you are worthy enough of being an admin, since you have been a patroller already and you have been demoted, i'm afraid things can be the same, even though it's just the past. Signature (talk) 11:33, January 20, 2015 (UTC) </small>
  • What Smurfynz and 558050 said. - DocVinewood (talk) 11:51, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • One bureaucrat retirement doesn't really mean a whole staff change. AK-28 (TalkEdits) 14:02, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't know you much, but looking at your talk page, contributions and other comments by the sensible members of staff, it seems you have been a bit of an insult (I really don't know the full story) and by taking the comments above me, i really don't think a member of such should be an admin, i'll admit, i have been slightly rude in the past, but the way other staff are saying about you, i don't think your ready yet. Sorry. MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) 15:31, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • I would support you becoming a Patroller again but not admin at this moment in time. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 16:35, January 20, 2015 (UTC)
  • As I think about it now, I think Sasquatch should edit here more first and then send a request to be a patroller, then finally an admin. You can't just jump to adminship on this wiki first. I'd support Sasquatch as a patroller first though. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 18:07, January 20, 2015 (UTC)Smashbro8

Monkeypolice188 - Patroller

18:36, January 18, 2015 (UTC) as Withdrawn

Hey, im Monk, I have been editing on the wiki since early August 2014, and have had a rough ride. I had a bad start to the wiki, breaking the policies, but, since then, I have learnt the policy. The image policy was a trouble later on in 2014 aswell, having many warnings about it, however, I have understood that now, too.

I love the GTA series, i'm particularly intrigued in the high level of realism, detail and graphics of GTA IV and GTA V. I work on GTA V pages the most, as that is the game I play on most. I play on a next gen console to keep up with news, and play with higher graphics. My grammar and spelling hasn't been a major issue, however, i have made the odd typo.

I think i could do well as a patroller, and have been 'nominated' by a couple of users. I will try my hardest to watch out for the people that can't follow the policy here. I have made several pages (Entry Screen, Many of the GTA Online captures and deathmatches's pages), categories (Front Wheel Drive Vehicles), i split the Utility Truck page, i have added many images, and have made some important and repetitive edits to pages. I also have one of the longest user pages on the wiki! Some of the edits i had to rely on impressive users like Rain, Andre and Doc to help me.

I started as a bit of a 'know it all', my attitude was a little rude, but, as i got used to the Wikia system and used to the users (bear in mind this is the first wiki i edited, and the first time i had edited using the Wikia), my attitude - i am glad to say, improved. I am a friendly user, however, i had a little fall out with Rain after having a bit of situation (some users will know about this). For more information about me, see my profile.

So, would you like me to protect the wiki against vandals, check for errors, and continue my contributions?

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  • I think you'd make a good Patroller. LS11sVaultBoy (Talk) 13:36, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • A yes from me too. He's learnt from his past mistakes and seen where he's gone wrong in the past and rectified them very well. He's created numerous important articles for the Wiki, and he knows a lot about the vehicles. SJWalker (talk) 15:01, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm voting no. I don't feel you are ready yet, coupled with the fact that your request basically says that you should be a Patroller based only on your contributions. I recommend you trying in a few months. Rain (Stalker) 14:29, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • I voted yes, however, I think it's too early to send a promotion request, but I can't say "no" to you, as your contributions are amazing to this wiki. Signature (talk) 15:05, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry. But I feel that is still too early for you to make a request. I understand that you grow up since you joined the wikia, but considering how long it took for you to adapt to how things work here, I think that I need more than just some contributions to give you a Yes. I hope you understand my point. 558050 Talk 13:15 January 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • There are 8 patrollers already, and I also think you're not ready yet. You were still receiving warnings about the image policy less than one month ago, I think it's too early to be sure you understand the rules and policies. If you keep improving I'm sure you will get more positive votes in a few months, if there's an available spot. DocVinewood (talk) 17:46, January 18, 2015 (UTC)

AndreEagle17  - Patroller

19:32, October 8, 2014 (UTC) Unsuccessful - Ilan xd.

Hello everybody, I am Andre and on Smashbro8 and RainingPain17's tip I decided to request for Patroller rights in this wiki, i'm almost always here taking care of some things and adding trivial facts for vehicles and weapons, I also sometimes have a debate with other users about to merge, add info, change things if necessary, I've been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series since GTA2 and I know many things about the series, I also really like to help users and calm them down, like in the case of XPanettaa and Jojo6506, so nobody would worry about edit wars, policy violating and sockpuppetry because i'd have a word with them or else they'd be warned or worse, i'll admit sometimes I mess up but I fix it later, but I NEVER ever add false and unnecessary info, so I want your opinion about this request, should I be a patroller or not? No worries about your answer :)

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  • Hmm, tough choice, but I'm going to have to go with no on this one. I know that Andre is trying his best to contribute to the wiki, but he still has much to improve on. Especially his grammar. Perhaps if he had more experience, I'd choose ues. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk)
    • @CarlJohnsonJr. Poor grammar doesn't mean one can't be a good patroller. Some staff here don't have that good grammar either. Andre has been here a while and he does have pretty good grammar. I'm just saying. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 17:56, September 28, 2014 (UTC)Smashbro8
      • I'm just making sure his not so good grammar doesn't transfer with his contributions to articles. I feel that a patroller must not only be a good rule follower but also a good user in general. I'll re-look at Andre's wiki history and try to spot anything that could make him worthy. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 18:00, September 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • AndreEagle is a great contributor the wiki. He is very active and works well with RainingPain17 and Wildbrick142, all of which I suggest should be patrollers. Also, he has helped calm down problems with users such as XPanettaa and Sean.drew.535i. Andre also helped merge unnecessary GTA vehicle pages to make navigation much easier. He definitely deserves a promotion. To me, if you are active, can stop violence here, and help the wiki greatly, you deserve a spot. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 17:39, September 28, 2014 (UTC)Smashbro8
  • Both CJ Jr. and Smashbro have valid points, Andre's grammar needs to be a little better, but his skill to be peacemaker to prevent edit wars and to stop vandalism are excellent and if I must say, necessary to the community. I had to call him out on foul language on one occasion but that was a while ago, so I'd say he can follow the policy. It's a yes from me. Leo68 (talk) 18:10, September 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Let's not forget Image policy either. To be a good contributor, one must remember the standards. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 03:21, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
  • Carl Johnson Jr. is point on, patrollers need to have firm understanding of our policies. We've promoted a few badly underqualified patrollers in the past, and it has never ended well. Jeff (talk·stalk) 09:17, October 2, 2014 (UTC)
  • Okay, I know where CJ Jr. comes from, my grammar is not perfect, i'm a brazilian and I have some american and brittish friends, but I never know whether my grammar is okay or not, even my portuguese grammar is not perfect, but I try my best to spell and write things right, about the policy, I had difficulties and after what happened in the Rat-Loader article, I decided to have a review in the image policy, now I understand it better and i'll never do what I have done in the Rat-Loader article again (AndreEagle17 (talk) 20:32, October 2, 2014 (UTC))
  • I'm voting neutral for the moment and will change my vote when I decided Yes or No. RainingPain17 (talk) 14:31, October 3, 2014 (UTC)
    • I decided. You do some pretty good job here, you're now aware of the image policy and I never saw any grammar issues with him. RainingPain17 (Talk - Edits) 18:27, October 3, 2014 (UTC)
  • With the vote having gone 3-3-1 this needs to be closed as unsuccessful. Jeff (talk·stalk) 16:02, October 8, 2014 (UTC)

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