Commons:Requests and votes/Giggy

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Symbol support vote.svg Support = 15; Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose = 4; Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral = 2 ... 78.94% support. This after another 2 days to get further discussion. While this is below 80% (where it is a cut and dried decision in my view), the recent comments were supportive and so I am going to exercise my discretion and promote... it is over 75% after all. ++Lar: t/c 21:35, 19 November 2007 (UTC)


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Hey guys! I’m Giggy (if you hadn’t already guessed :) ), here to nominate myself for adminship. I’ve been hanging around on Commons for a few months now, with fluctuating levels of activity. I’m also around on some other wikis - more information is available on my meta userpage. Recently on Commons, I’ve been showing myself a bit more, and have subsequently developed somewhat of a use for the tools. At least, I think I have :)

My main areas of “work” around here are mainly at deletion requests, and in flickr reviewing (where I am currently a trusted reviewer), and uploading images from EnWP via w:CAT:COMMONS. Something I see often when looking through the Flickrreview categories is images that don’t contain source information, and are in the Flickr cat because the uploader clicked the “from Flickr” link. In such cases, I try to find the image on Flickr using the Creative Commons search tools there - sometimes I find it, sometimes I don’t. As an administrator, I would be able to delete (where appropriate) images with no source/author information, which can’t be found on Flickr. I would also be able to close deletion requests, and delete the image if consensus indicated that as the correct action. I have already closed a few deletion requests here as unanimous keep decisions, and have made many XfD closures on EnWP, so I think I have a good idea of how to read consensus.

My primary language is English - I spell with British English by nature, but am capable of comprehending, and writing, in both British and American, as well as being fair dinkum at comprehending true blue Australian English, mate. My first language was Romanian, but I…erm…abandoned that one for a while, so my reading/write abilities are limited. I am currently studying French as part of my IBDP studies too. I’m sure there are a few more French speaking admins then there are Romanian, so I figure I could be of administrative assistance if ever there was a concerned Romanian user - assisted, of course, by a trusty web translator :).

My edit count probably isn’t the highest of a potential admin around here, and I remember reading somewhere that 200 edits (excluding uploads) is considered the “edit count requirement” for an RfA. I haven’t quite reached that yet (IIRC, I have 218 edits including uploads…not that it matters!), but I think I’ve demonstrated a bit of trustworthiness in my time here. Of course, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have of me, and would look to improve with any suggestions offered. With that said, I put myself up for the community’s judgement. Giggy\Talk 04:21, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Just as a note; the notices on my talk page concerning deleted images relate to a time before I had an idea of licensing policies on Commons - I now have some idea of what I can and can’t upload :) Giggy\Talk 04:21, 9 November 2007 (UTC)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Glad to. ~ Riana 09:31, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support be careful with the powers should you get em. ;) --[[Anonymous Dissident]] 09:40, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose So far too little interaction with orther uses on the Commons and user talk namespaces (see: [1] and [2]) Please wait another two months and keep on working on your communication. --ALE! ¿…? 10:01, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
    Thanks for your comments, ALE! I agree that my user talk edits are not of a great magnitude, but I think I've shown effective communication in the commons namespace. Obviously, this oppose is based on your opinion, not mine, but those are my thoughts :) Giggy\Talk 10:44, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
    Giggy, be sure that I will vote for you, if you continue your good work. But at this point, I think it is just a little bit too early for adminship. These are just my personal criteria when voting on adminship. --ALE! ¿…? 12:44, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
    OK, I fully understand. Some people have different adminship standards to others, and I respect yours. Thanks for your feedback, I'll be sure to take it on board. Cheers, Giggy\Talk 08:10, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --S[1] 10:12, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ρх₥α 15:15, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose — L'utilisateur a téléversé une peinture de choc (Image:Giggy.jpg) :-P Seriously, Symbol support vote.svg Support. Alex is an excellent user, even though his time here has been short and his edit count is low. Use the tools well! --Boricuæddie 23:45, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Only 218 edits? And you request adminship already?? Just kidding. Symbol support vote.svg Support, excellent user. Majorly (talk) 00:06, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I have been impressed with Giggy's professionalism on 99.9% of occasions (Giggy knows the other one :D), and I think that he'd make a good administrator on Commons. Daniel 05:42, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I've give this some real thought. Because someone is entitled to something does not mean they get it straight away - a driving license does turn up on a birthday. I probably had 400 or so edits at the time of my RfA but I had about 500 deleted edits from tagging garbage & I am not certain I was "ready" for it. You are a great contributor across projects and I hope will be an admin here but for now I am with ALE! and I Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm afraid --Herby talk thyme 07:56, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
    Thanks for your comments, Herby. I see what you're saying in terms of entitlement, but trust me, I didn't run just because I was "entitled" - I just ran now because I felt I had enough knowledge of policy, and could help out more. If this is unsuccessful, I'll be sure to take on board your advice in terms of when I run next. Cheers, Giggy\Talk 08:10, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - user will use tools properly, great user on en. Patstuart 22:52, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Involved in everything I would expect someone who wished to be a sysop to be - flickr review, deletion discussions, tagging for speedy deletion. Sensible user who shows a good understanding of the policies and processes sysops deal with here. WjBscribe 18:23, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Too soon, I think. -- Bryan (talk to me) 18:54, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Giggy appears to be well-intentioned and to be familiar with image policies here and elsewhere; he is unlikely to act inappropriately. -- RedCoat 16:10, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good user. Maxim(talk) 21:15, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Reluctant Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I hate to oppose because I think eventually you will make a **Wonderful Administrator** and I don't want to discourage your eagerness to help. But I think more time editing and interaction with the Community before you get the extra tools is in your best interest as well as the Commons Community. I do not think you are in tune with Commons policies, practices and customs yet, and your eagerness to help (a Good Thing) will cause you to make some mistakes that can be avoided with some extra time learning the ropes here. FloNight♥♥♥ 14:28, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, as FloNight said. There's no hurry, and if you really care you'll hopefully still be around in a couple of months. / Fred J 17:05, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The opposes are certainly not without merit, but I am convinced that RedCoat is quite right: Giggy is, if only because he seems to know whereof he is not yet exceedingly familiar, unlikely to act inappropriately. Jahiegel 08:21, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Daniel, Riana and WJBscribe. Giggy has shown good understanding of policy, and will probably not become a maniac with the tools. --DarkFalls talk 08:48, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
    No more of a maniac than I am without them ;) Giggy\Talk 21:45, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral What Bryan said—a little early. I certainly have trust, but I'm not sure what to do in this case. 哦, 是吗?(User:O) 00:34, 17 November 2007 (GMT)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good editor, I'm sure will make a better admin. Dfrg.msc 00:49, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A bit premature, but I trust Giggy with the tools. Nishkid64 (talk) 17:53, 19 November 2007 (UTC)


  • I'll just comment here - your upload logs show a few redlinks, which is normal, but some of them are fairly recent, including uploading All rights reserved and NC images from flickr. Just want to make sure that you're pretty much clear on COM:L now? (Oh, and for the sake of reducing confusion, would you consider a rename here to match your usename on en? Minor point, of course) I'm pretty prepared to support otherwise, I've seen you do good work here and you probably won't go crazy. ~ Riana 04:30, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Hi Riana, and thanks for your comment. As you say, my upload log does show a few redlinks. The most recent I can find is File:Spicegirls07.jpg (6 October 2007), which I transferred from w:CAT:COMMONS, and which Dodo later found to be a copyvio - not a Flickr issue, but an issue which could have been avoided. I now double triple quadruple check when uploading from en. :) As for Flickr images, my last deleted upload is File:Crowded House @ Live Earth Sydney.jpg (22 August 2007), as alluded too in my nom. I've looked over COM:L a lot since then, as I hope shows up in my Flickr reviewing etc.
As for the rename - I'm not sure, I may consider it some time later, if it was causing confusion or whatever. I'm hesitant because renaming here would make me feel guilty in not renaming everywhere, which would waste time and server usage on other wikis, where I really don't do much at the moment anyway. I'm happy with the current situation, where all my accounts are linked to via my meta userpage, but of course would be happy to consider change one day.
So I hope this answers your concerns :) Giggy\Talk 09:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Symbol support vote.svg Support = 12; Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose = 4; Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral = 2 ... 75% support if one counts noses, but more importantly some of the neutrals and comments suggest that Giggy does not at this time have a clear consensus for support. I had hoped that by leaving it open a bit longer it would become clearer but it has not. I would go with "Close no consensus with every encouragement to remain here, remain active and helpful, consider the feedback given, and perhaps reapply after some time", if I closed it right now... but I'd rather leave it open a bit longer (say 2 more days?) to see if it becomes clearer one way or the other, because as I say, by the numbers, it's a promote. ++Lar: t/c 17:00, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Lar, you miscounted. It's 13 support. --[[Anonymous Dissident]] 22:25, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
      • I got 11 until I counted Eddy's, before but now I get: Riana, AD, S, PXMA, B-eddie, Majorly, Daniel, Pat, WJB, RC, Max, Jah, DFalls... == 13 DfrgMsc added later... hmm, must have missed one of the deeply indented ones. I better leave it to a different crat to decide if it should be closed now or held open a bit longer or what, I guess. ++Lar: t/c 01:38, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
      I also count 13 supports (Eddie jokingly opposed, he's actually supporting...) - but yeah, I'm happy to have it left open a bit longer. Giggy\Talk 00:19, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
      Symbol support vote.svg Support = 14; Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose = 4; Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral = 2 ... 77.8%. Patstuart (talk) 00:54, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
      I don't think we should go closing it as soon as we get over 75% ;) Giggy\Talk 01:08, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Even though I'm supporting Giggy, if you can't determine consensus, the result is no consensus. ;-) However, I think it's a good idea to extend this a bit, but I think it's going on too long, and if you can't determine consensus, let's say, before the 00:00, 19 November, there's no consensus to promote. (But I kinda hope there is. :-p) Maxim(talk) 16:56, 18 November 2007 (UTC)