All aspects of Durova's actions here have been to improvement of Commons as such I take great pleasure in nominating Durova. With 19 Featured Pictures uploaded, mostly historical images that she has successfully restored, Durova also offers to restore any image just drop a request here. First editing in October 2006, the bulk of her activity has been since November 2007, Durova has uploaded 290 images and made over 2000 edits with about 25% of those to Commons space. A native English speaker she also speaks German, as well as some Spanish and French which is always an asset to the Commons community. Durova has an understanding of the issues face by Commons in relation to copyright variations by different countries this discussion demonstrates that knowledge. Durova also excels in gardening with the gnomes most recently her efforts were in the Category:Textiles where she spent a considerable amount of time sorting images into subcategories. Commons is already benefitting by having Durova here as a contributor, the community can only gain by trusting her with the additional tools. Gnangarra 15:34, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Co nom from Giggy (late to the party as usual!)
I’ve been working with Durova for a few months now, from a time when she was a lot newer on Commons. Despite her relative newness and my apparent knowledge of what the hell is/was going on, I often found myself asking Durova for help and advice in tricky situations.
Durova has done a stack of working in maintaining the freedom of Commons; tagging copyvios, and the like. She has also nominated a stack of featured pictures and has a good idea of how things work around the community. Recently, Durova’s dedication and knowledge of copyvio work was demonstrated in Commons:Deletion requests/Images of PHGCOM.
Durova resigned her English Wikipedia adminship last year in some rather controversial circumstances, but I am certain that she has learned a great deal from that debacle, and that she won’t make similar mistakes again. I place great faith in her here and hope she doesn’t let me down in this regard. I ask the community, now, to also assume good faith and grant adminship to this highly deserving editor.
After all, if I can do the job OK, anyone can. giggy(:O) 08:24, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the nomination. I accept. Durova 02:00, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Support as nominator Gnangarra 15:34, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Support Friendly and helpful user. There was a few questionable DR comments Durova made but I see these have been crossed out/updated, which is good to see. Seems to have a good grasp on what defines our scope and understands copyrights. Will make a great admin. - Rocket000 07:36, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Support Of course...nice work.--MONGO 07:56, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Support - per my excellent nomination :) giggy(:O) 08:24, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Support Durova has done some brilliant content and copyright work here and I am only concerned that if she becomes an admin she will inevitably end up doing less content work! pfctdayelise (说什么?) 13:56, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Support I've only seen good things from her here. — Rlevse • Talk • 18:11, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Support Even with all the drama on the English Wikipedia, I wouldn't really give a damn about it here. This user contributes brilliant content, participates in decision-making, and will continue to do so with administrator tools here. 哦，是吗？(O-person) 02:51, 03 March 2008 (GMT)
Support What else is there to say? --BrokenSphere 03:34, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Comment Giggy just reminded me. I forgot to mention Durova makes wonderfully thorough deletion requests like Commons:Deletion requests/Images of PHGCOM. It's always a pleasure when nominators actually do a little research beforehand and lay it all out for you to make our decisions easier. I just wanted to say I really appreciated that. - Rocket000 09:43, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Now can somebody please close that one? giggy(:O) 09:46, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
I would, but I don't think every single one listed should be deleted and I'm not the person to make that kind of judgment. You want to start deleting the obvious ones? Let's take discussion there. - Rocket000 09:55, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
"After all, if I can do the job OK, anyone can" ... er... THAT's a ringing endorsement, isn't it? We do have our standards here you know, Giggy. You're actually not nearly as incompetent as you play at. (grin) ++Lar: t/c 19:20, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
It hardly reflects well on you considering you promoted me, Lar ;) (I'm actually grinning ear to ear here that someone thinks I'm doing a better job than I give myself credit for!) giggy(:O) 10:03, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Blame the community, not me. I just carried out consensus. ++Lar: t/c 13:47, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm sure you could have claimed no consensus if you were really sane ;) giggy(:O) 01:19, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Note: This will be closable as of 0200 UTC 08 Mar (based on Durova's acceptance) if we hew to exactly 7 days (as if!)... Giggy's late nom can be disregarded :) ++Lar: t/c 14:24, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Lucky Giggy, I wake up late on Saturdays ;). Patríciamsg 13:18, 8 March 2008 (UTC)