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Stelercus, since creating his account in 2008, has contributed to many variable, and valuable fields of topics on this wiki: from Community discussions, to the never-ending objective of fighting Vandalism. Stelercus, has been proven, by his work with the RSWP and other community projects, to be a hard-working, trustworthy editor, who will use the tools for the betterment, of the both the wiki, and the many users that make up the expansive community. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 15:52, March 13, 2010 (UTC)

I, Stelercus, accept this nomination for adminship. I have read the policies concerning administrators. I realise that this nomination may fail. If I do get community consensus, I promise not to abuse my powers because I realise that this is a serious offence and if the community finds that I have done so, my powers will be revoked and in extreme cases I could be given a community ban. Signed, Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 16:09, March 13, 2010 (UTC).

Questions for the nominee

1. What administrative work do you intend to take part in?

I have taken part in Anti-Vandal work, reporting any vandalism I see to the CVU. I also try to report and warn the creators of Vandalism edits even if the person who reverted the edit did not. I frequently check the speedy deletion candidates and could easily help delete these as well. There are frequently administrative tasks I can see a need for when other administrators are offline, and I believe I can be trusted to do these myself (such as file-moves, deletions, and blocks).

2. What are your best contributions to the RuneScape Wiki, and why?

I have put quite a bit of effort into The Wiki Post making sure it is one of the highest quality, most efficient aspects of our community. Every so often I have to move several pages (there was one instance where I had to move every single page), so the ability to bypass the rate limit would be useful. I also take part in anti-vandalism and the cleaning up of pages.

3. Have you been in any conflicts over editing in the past or have other users caused you stress? How have you dealt with it and how will you deal with it in the future?

I recently was in a discussion with C.Chiam as to how to make the RSWP most RS:AEAE compliant without allowing users to freely add their own un-edited content. I believe we both handled it maturely and reached a conclusion that allows for the most freedom without sacrificing the quality of our content.

Additional questions (asked by the community if necessary)


Support - Extremely deserving of the tools. I trust his very much, he's a jewel in the community, there's nobody else I'd prefer to be an admin than Steler. He's a real great guy. He's always active in community work and always looking to help users in need.   Swizz Talk   Events!   15:57, March 13, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - While I agree that Stelercus is very deserving of sysop tools, he has not demonstrated a need for them. I have rarely seen him deal with vandalism and the likes. Furthermore, I think that he should have a few more mainspace edits to become a sysop, since he currently has fewer than 500. --LiquidTalk 16:00, March 13, 2010 (UTC)

He has demonstrated a need for them, during a large moving of Rwsp articles. He was stopped because of the Cap limit. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 16:05, March 13, 2010 (UTC)
When all the pages where moved, I created Redirects for most of the pages. User:Iiii I I I started deleting them, so if that is what we plan to do, I can definitely use the delete button to help him do this. This will easily be one of the first thing on my agenda if I am given the rights by the community. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 19:54, March 13, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Stelercus deserves it if anyone does. While he may not have that many mainspace edits...he has a lot of forum, template, and runescape edits, which I see as more his area. He's always there for a wise word and to help keep the peace. HaloTalk 16:16, March 13, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Steler certainly deserves it, per all. bad_fetustalk 18:40, March 13, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Stelercus is a hardworking, active contributor who can use the sysop tools for the betterment of the wiki. Per all. ~ Fire Surge icon Sentry Telos Talk  03:02, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Neutral - Hmm, I've been considering nominating Stelercus for a while now, because he's been here for quite a while, is quite hardworking on the Wiki, and trustworthy as well. However, I have some concerns about his understanding of some policies, so I'll be neutral for now. C.ChiamTalk 06:32, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Support - I have seen Stelercus work hard on here, I think he deserves them! Per telos Liam - Beta Tester (talk) 15:41, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Support - He fights vandalism, participates in discussions, and above all he is very hardworking and community-minded.  Tien  15:55, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Neutral - Steler is a friendly guy and I see him in discussions often, but I have seen him do anti-vandalism only rarely. Though of course that could also be because of the time zone difference, I still cannot fully support this. Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 06:38, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

If you look at the revision history of the CVU, I would argue I revert vandalism quite a bit. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 09:25, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - You only have 480 mainspace edits. Frede 16:57, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per supporters. Stelercus has made major contributions to the community. he deserves adminship. --Abyssal whip Superplayer08Talk HS Log Dragon dagger (p++) 20:02, March 15, 2010 (UTC)superplayer08

Comment - I noticed the two users opposing have done so because of a concern about my mainspace edit count. I am aware that it is considerably low compared to others, but I do not believe that changes my ability to be an effective administrator. I still revert vandalism several times a day, look over the candidates for speedy deletion and alert administrators in game of the pages that need to be deleted, and other things that I could do more effectively for the community if I where an administrator. I don't see how edit count has anything to do with my ability to do this, nor does it make me any less trustworthy to have the administrative rights. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 21:22, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Support - He could put his admin tools to a good use. and per supporters. Dragon helm Team6and7 Talk Dragon boots 23:49, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Support - He's a good user. 04:03, March 16, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Why not? Andrew talk 04:20, March 16, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per all. Jack Spiral1

Still not yet - I've looked at your Edit report, courtesy of Quarenon. It seems that you have edited the CVU only 49 times, and only reported a vandal using the AutoCVU 38 times. Furthermore, you have only warned a vandal with the No vandal template 26 times. I'd like to see a bit more anti-vandal work from a potential administrator. But, in the future I would be completely willing to support if I see that you combat vandalism a lot. --LiquidTalk 01:56, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - I'd like to see a bit more anti-vandal work and mainspace work out of an admin, as those are their primary duties (especially anti-vandal). Prayer Jedi Talk HS Log Tracker Summoning 07:29, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Comment There is more to being an admin than being a superantivandal. Yes, it is our most oft used tools, but far and away not the only ones. It would be great if everyone could see past that and observe the other work he has done and take that into their considerations. It should boil down to "Is he smart and reasonable enough to use the tools correctly?" for the most part. Does he understand and follow our policies, in spirit even more importantly than to the letter?--Degenret01 08:36, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Neutral - Stelercus, you seem like you could be mature enough to handle admin tools, but I don't see any specific need. To me, mainspace edits typically show that a user is actively participating in the maintenance aspects of our wiki, which leads me to believe that that user would bee a good candidate for sysop tools. While I am not discrediting the value of your contributions to our discussions, per RS:AEAE all users have the same say in discussions. Giving sysop tools to someone who is most active in the community discussion portion of this site, while certainly not detrimental our wiki, does not have any distinct benefits as far as I can see. --Aburnett(Talk) 23:12, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Not yet - Definitely worthy, but I have to agree with what Jedi said. Work a bit harder, keep up what you're doing and maybe try again in 3 months or so, and I will probably support. Construction-icon Matt is Me / Harmonising / Lvl 3 skils3 Talk Cooking cape (t) 21:12, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

Neutral - You do a lot of good work, yet I am hesitant to support this. Some times you have reported vandals for very minor things that a warning is sufficient for. And while I have stressed that anti-vandal work is not everything, when done at all it must be done correctly. If every IP you reported was blocked then some of those would have been too harsh IMO.--Degenret01 15:54, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Question to Stelercus - I was falsely under the impression that only people needing to be blocked were reported to the CVU, and it turns and that some use it to report any suspicious activity for the sysops to keep an eye on. So Steler, were you reporting only those that you felt that needed a block, or any ones at all we should be watching?--Degenret01 00:44, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
I was under the impression that you should report and warn any and all vandalism to make sure that somebody with the ability to block the vandal at least gets to take a look at it. If I where an administrator, I would not actually block for half the vandalism I see. It's just not that major. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 00:47, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
When I wrote the above comment, I thought I was simply responding to Degen's main comment, I didn't even notice the question yet. It's a complete coincidence that it fits almost perfectly with the question. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 00:50, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Changed to support read all above to see why--Degenret01 00:57, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

full and total support - very knowlageable and lots of edits.  Rune scimitar Ppi802 Coins 1000  17:25, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per all Supporters BerserkHackr 00:36, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per everyone. Hunter cape (t) Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask 00:51, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Yes Steler is a trustworthy user, but I have seen nothing that has made me believe that Steler needs these tools. All I have seen that may have helped being a sysop was with the giant move of the articles. Everything else that possibly needed sysop tools could have easily been requested on a sysop's talk page. It seems that if steler was to get sysop tools, he may block a few vandals, but that is it. We have enough admins doing that. scoot4.pngscooties 01:13, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

I don't see how number of admins should play into it. Even if I can use only one of the tools on a regular basis, that should be enough reason to allow me to use them. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 01:22, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
What I mean is that someone who deserves admin is someone who shows that they will actively need these tools and be beyond what can be asked by any admin. scoot4.pngscooties 02:41, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
Under that logic, we would only need one administrator. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 12:13, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
I think you're misunderstanding Scoot, Steler. From the way that I interpret his statements, he thinks we have a limited number of administrator positions available, and thinks that someone with a stronger anti-vandal history should get one of those limited positions. --LiquidTalk 12:15, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
There is no such limit. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 12:20, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
Having you as admin, in my eyes, wont add much to the current use of the admin tools. As I said above, the only real time you would have needed admin tools is for the move, which would most likely never happen again. scoot4.pngscooties 02:57, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
How would it hurt? If we all agree that he is responsible enough to use the tools...I don't really see where the argument is coming from. Sure he doesn't have as many edits as some people, but he is very helpful and knowledgeable, and I think we could only benefit from him being an admin. HaloTalk 03:09, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
There is no good reason at all to give him sysop powers. Yes I think he would be trusted with it, but until I see a clear reason that it should be given to him, I am staying with oppose. scoot4.pngscooties 03:27, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
I don't mean this in a rude way, but I think that argument is bull. Is there any reason to give anyone sysop tools, and not someone else? Why is there more reason to give them to the current sysops, than to give them to new ones? Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 12:25, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but I believe you mean that why should some of the current sysops be sysoped. I believe that a lot of current sysops didn't really need it and just got it because they have been around a long time. Again, as I said above, unless I see a need for these tool, I'll stay with oppose. scoot4.pngscooties 21:50, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
Just gonna throw my two cents here, but no sysop gets their tools because of longvity on this wiki. I was only on here a little over a year when I recieved the tools, and there are people who have been here longer than me who aren't even rollback. It's all about being responsible, being able to keep a cool head when the editing gets hot, and anti-vandal, not to mention the other tasks off keeping up the clan chat and deleting articles. Overall, Age hasn't got anything to do with it. Zaros symbolChaos Monk Talk SignCoins 250 23:28, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Good contributions to discussions and a solid understanding of how we work for the most part. I think he'll be a great help. Air rune Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune 02:08, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Steler is an excellent community member. Even if he may make less use of the technical abilities (blocks, protects, deletes) than some of the other admins, I'm sure he'd be an excellent moderator sort (discussing stuff and hopefully preventing/cooling off conflicts and flame wars etc). While his mainspace editcount may be low, he's proven his dedication to the wiki by maintaining the now-awesome wiki post. Quest Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 17:21, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per Nom...-.-. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 17:34, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

=O aren't you the nominator? I thought you supported all the way up there, but I guess I misread. --LiquidTalk 17:38, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
I nominated him, just forgot to give my support Frown. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 13:57, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per all. The first day I checked his userpage, I was surprised to see he wasn't an admin. He sure fits in like one. Even today, I'm surprised. Quest point capeLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon 19:03, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Nice guy. Per everyone.--Iiii I I I 03:01, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Steler and I haven't always seen eye to eye on everything, but I know that if there's a job that needs doing, he'll do it well and as quick as possible. By giving him the tools he can do these jobs even faster, among other responsibilities he'll bear. The anti-vandal could be a bit bigger, but that's not all of what being a sysop is about. Very engaged in the community, a regular in the clan chat, and someone who hardly, if ever, loses his cool when doing things involving the wiki. Best of luck. Zaros symbolChaos Monk Talk SignCoins 250 23:28, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Theres no other answer. Stelercus is friendly, knows what he is doing, is willing to help others, and can be trusted with power. I can't think of anyone better for the job.--Cheers, Off-hand Ascension crossbowYodaAscension crossbow 00:09, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

Support - I've read through Stelercus contributions, and he seems quite keen on stopping vandalism, which is what this great community needs. He is willing to help others, and is very knowledgeable. I trust that he can be a great admin, and our community hopes that he will continue helping this wiki. Good luck, Stelercus! Spined helm Spineweilder Firemaking cape 00:18, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Per Tua and other opposition. Ajraddatz Talk 21:17, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

support - per all above  Rune scimitar Ppi802 Coins 1000  21:54, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

Neutral I would like to see a more active admin with more anti-vandal work also. I think the maturity is there, but if he isn't that active, why become an admin? ‎Keg of beerAtlandyBeer 17:38, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

My activity went down a bit over the past few days due to some in-real-life conflicts, though things should be back to normal today. Magic-iconStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance 18:26, March 26, 2010 (UTC)
Closed - Stelercus will be sysopped.-- 02:37, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

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