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Hello all, a major misconception surrounding adminship is the thought it is a reward/deserved by certain people. Not true. Adminship is simply a set of tools given to users who can use them to their full.

That's all.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  20:47, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

As I said about twenty times, in all caps, on IRC just now, adminship is like a glove, a user will fit. There is one user I have complete faith fits adminship, that means he:
  • Is mature
  • Is professional
  • Is dedicated
  • is a great contributor
  • will use the powers correctly
  • has and will improve this wiki
  • has a quantity of quality edits.
WHISKEY35, you truly fit. TimSim(talk) 20:54, June 25, 2010 (UTC)
Darth: Not everyone thinks that. 22px-1888721.png Azuristalk 20:57, June 25, 2010 (UTC)
Darth, I have to disagree with you on that one. WHISKEY35, although he is a great contributor, he doesn't always handle things correctly. Per this. (Read Bovell and I's comments) Bullet Case Emblem MW2 SigRod 20:58, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

Administrative reights aren't anything at all important. Just some extra tools that appear on a page wich allows you to block users and protect pages. Is it really a big deal to be an Admin? No. It's not. 22px-1888721.png Azuristalk 20:50, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

This message particulary goes to me. I thought it was a reward, NOW I've learnt my lesson. Gloss Grenade emblem MW2DevilWarrior112Gloss Grenade emblem MW220:52, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

Per CodExpert. It's not more special to be an admin than it is a member. It won't make you any more respected, well-known or any better than you were before being an admin. Adminship, like CallofDuty4 said, is only a tool for users who can use those tools in the right way and to their full potential. Bullet Case Emblem MW2 SigRod 20:53, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

I think another problem is the fact that about 5 or 6 users are going to get adminship. Seriously, is that a joke? Smuff 21:24, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

I agree with Smuff. I think that we should only give adminstrative powers to three more members. That would be enough, especially added to the existing amount of active admins we have now, plus most of the RFA's are a lot more active than our present admins. I think that will be enough, but six? That's a little too much. Bullet Case Emblem MW2 SigRod 21:29, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

If becoming an administrator is not a big deal, then why is it a big deal to have six new admins instead of three? We aren't limited by any means as to how many we can have, and as a community grows the size of the administration should grow also to keep up with the community, or I can guarantee you that becoming or being an administrator then becomes a big deal. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 22:57, June 27, 2010 (UTC)
Chia has a good point. Artificially limiting the number of admins contributes more to the problem than actually addressing it. If we're only opening RfAs so a few handpicked candidates are promoted, then it does indeed become a big deal, if not a farce. --Scottie theNerd 03:44, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

I want to add that administrators aren't just given tools; they're expected to use them. It's nothing special to be an admin, but an admin is a big role, encompassing everything from mediating to being a janitor. A lot of processes on the wiki, such as AfDs, cleanups, UotMs and other special pages, require administrator guidance, intervention or tools; and a lot of admins don't consistently work on these areas. When I'm looking at what sort of people the wiki needs, I'm putting more weight on how willing they are to do tedious cleanup work. --Scottie theNerd 14:18, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

Admins are "special" though, they're trusted more than the rest of us, by us. Sysops do gain more respect though, they shouldn't but they inevitably do. TimSim(talk) 14:23, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
Why don't you make a special title for people who don't get accepted, so they won't get mad?
-MerchantofDeath 14:27, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
Let them be mad. Bullet Case Emblem MW2 SigRod 14:30, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
Since when has that been a concern for the wiki? We've never had a problem with candidates being "mad" at being rejected by the community. I like to assume that we're grown-ups. --Scottie theNerd 14:31, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
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