Commons:Requests and votes/Abigor

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Symbol support vote.svg Support = 20; Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose = 0; Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral = 0 - 100% Result = successful. EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:43, 12 January 2009 (UTC)



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Abigor is one of the best contributors we have got here. He does (average) 200 contribs per day, mainly in the checking of newimages and other maintenance stuff. He is really good at this and it really seems as if he understood COM:L really good. His great experience he gained in a not (as) long time and his friendlyness and his accuracy he gives to all the stuff he does makes him beeing a great addition to the team :) abf «Cabale?! Quelle Caballe?» 13:56, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

  • I am very honoured by this. And will keep doing the best I can. Abigor talk 13:57, 5 January 2009 (UTC)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support abf «Cabale?! Quelle Caballe?» 13:56, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Useful & keen contributor. Sure - there may be some stuff to learn but I trust this user, ask if you need anything & thanks --Herby talk thyme 14:02, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Cecil (talk) 14:02, 5 January 2009 (UTC) good music band, nice demon ;-)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support rootology (T) 14:41, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -mattbuck (Talk) 14:49, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really active contributor, plays well with others, and seems to know what Commons' goals are. Keep up the great work! Brynn (talk!) 15:35, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:36, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Does a really good job here as far as I can see. --Leyo 17:37, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportNa·gy 19:05, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Positive contributor, should do fine. Cirt (talk) 01:39, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Per all the above (except for ABF, he's usually completely off :) Oh wait, he's the nom... strike that last bit). Per all of the above, especially ABF. ++Lar: t/c 06:22, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent user. Jacopo Werther (talk) 11:00, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, thanks for helping, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:05, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - per the little birdy who told me about the RfA of a good and friendly and skilled editor :D ..--Cometstyles 02:10, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Dəstək Welcome on board Abigor :) --Mardetanha talk 15:21, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It was a great honour to be the one who added you the Flickr reviewers list. I am you sure you will do your best with sysop tools. Got my trust & a hearty confidence in you. /Tomasz W. Kozłowski 09:21, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I know some history, but sure. It was a hard time for Abigor. However, I still have my trust in him. This looks familiar ;) but this RfA have no opposes! Good luck! --Kanonkas(talk) 16:58, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:27, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support MBisanz talk 21:14, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I believe and trust in Abigor's judgment in dealing with difficult issues--such as certain DR issues. He has been logical, as Spock would say, and thoughtful in his replies including the one I posed to him below. I wish him success as an Admin on Commons. Cheers, --Leoboudv (talk) 01:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)


A question, you seem to have joined Commons with your feet running, have you edited here with a previous account?KTo288 (talk) 00:20, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment, some users edit a lot as IPs before they actually create accounts, just a possibility, agf, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:05, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg CommentOf course there are many innocent explanations for the candidates familiarity with Commons, just as there are less innocent ones. I haven't made up my mind yet but the longer the candidate's silence persist, the greater my inclination to suspect the true intentions of the candidate.KTo288 (talk) 08:39, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Let me apologize to begin with, I forgot to watch this page.

Thanks for the question, KTo288 I was already expecting it. I completely agree with you when you say , I hit the ground running when I opened my account. Before I opened my account I contribute from a IP address. I was forced to create a account because the IP where I was working from was being blocked. (for reasons not related to my edits). After I created my account I could still not edit from my own computer and asked on the irc channel for the reasons why. After a chat I was granted Ip block exception right see here, On the chat I received very much help from Viele-Baeren, and because he helped me I had a great start. Again I am sorry I didn't respond faster. Abigor talk 17:33, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed reply, I now know all I wanted to know.KTo288 (talk) 00:25, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question: Dear Abigor, If you were an Administrator, how would you deal with certain DR problems or disputes where the author is unknown....but the image is most likely Pd-Old? I am referring specifically to this situation which has caused a minor dispute between 2 Admins on Commons. As I stated in the DR, the image is most certainly pd-old and the copyright has expired but yet some people claim that since the author is unknown, the image must be deleted. Many images on Commons have old images with unknown authors...and theoretically, anyone could place a DR on them on this basis. Sometimes the images can be deleted because its unknown if the author has been dead for 70 yrs and sometimes not. Do you have a reply here? This a real problem for Commons as you must know. Thank You, kindly, --Leoboudv (talk) 23:41, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

I would say when the image is most likely PD-old I would see no harm in keeping the image. But the biggest problem should be in the policy. We have policy's that makes it not possible to keep those images, and that the opinion of the deleting admin doesn't count. The policy stand above the opinion.
With most likely I mean images from more than 125 years ago. Image younger than 125 years with no source or author will be deleted because there is a change somebody have the rights.
But I also believe those image should not be deleted without a discussion on the DR.
But I will not try those kind of dr to start with. I am not a expert with PD-old and rather give my opinion that take a desicion in a case like the one you a refering to. Abigor talk 00:04, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank You for your reply...on how you would handle a DR such as this. It is very thoughtful. --Leoboudv (talk) 01:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)