Commons:Requests and votes/Kanonkas

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Symbol support vote.svg Support = 25; Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose = 4; Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral = 3 - 86.2% Result = successful: Promoted. I find this RfA quite interesting, and heartening. We have a relative newcomer who has done good work, and the community has chosen to support. Our community is a trusting one, willing to give the benefit of the doubt and to hope for the best. That's a good thing! Kanonkas: I would advise you to take the comments of the opposers and neutrals into account, and ask for help if you need it, many stand ready to give you every assistance. ++Lar: t/c 13:58, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


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It is my pleasure to nominate Kanonkas for adminship. This user hasn't been here that long, but in this relatively short time, has shown tremendous dedication and a willingness to learn. He has over 1,500 edits[1] and is a trusted user[2]. He's active on COM:DR and, well, just check out his deleted contribs. He's a very cautious user and abuse of power is simply out the question.

I admit, I may be somewhat biased, given that I pretty much "adopted"[1][2][3] this user. But he learned from the best! Just kidding. :-) I hope the community finds him as suitable for the position as I do. Rocket000 11:01, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

I am honoured to be nominated by Rocket000. I accept. --Kanonkas(talk) 11:12, 24 May 2008 (UTC)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per awesome. giggy (:O) 11:16, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support per nom. :) Rocket000 11:19, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support well now there is a surprise. Happy to support, keen & willing and importantly willing to ask if they are not sure. Please deal with what you are comfortable with to start. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:21, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Finally an occasion when I can vote in Norwegian and be sure the user actually gets the message ;) Thanks for volunteering! Happy to support, fairly new user and the phrase "Still has a lot to learn" comes to mind. But what he has learned in these 1 1/2 months and the contributions he has made to the projects makes me confident he will do okay. Ta det rolig i starten og fortsett å terrorisere raketten med spørsmål når du lurer på noe, så blir dette veldig bra. Finn Rindahl 11:28, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ahonc (talk) 11:47, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I actually thought he was already an admin, judging from talking to him in chat. He certainly knows his stuff, so he gets my vote. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:39, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I trust Rocket's judgment, and they would help out well with the tools. Cro0016 13:47, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (Bad luck, Rocket ? ;) ;) ;) WeHaWoe 14:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support He knows what he's doing. Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 14:12, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Rastrojo (DES) 14:19, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support EugeneZelenko 14:41, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support :P abf /talk to me/ 14:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Addshore 16:35, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support rootology (T) 17:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Maxim(talk) 20:29, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I admit I am slightly uncomfortable with how soon after registration this RFA is. That said, Kanonkas is obviously willing to ask for help where they're not sure (which is a quickly-shrinking area!), and seems to know what they're doing generally. Good work so far, and I look forward to it continuing. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:55, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportChristian 21:47, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - everything looks good. --- Anonymous DissidentTalk 08:11, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Been here 5 weeks. I don't understand the rush of support for someone so new. Majorly talk 16:57, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Wait. This is coming from you? I'm not saying that's a "vague, unhelpful 'needs more experience' type oppose", but the hypocrisy is getting to be a bit much, don't you think? Rocket000 01:55, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
      • I must say I'm also surprised considering Majorly's recent comments on the matter... giggy (:O) 02:25, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
        • How is it hypocritical? The user is nearly new. I don't believe I've ever supported anyone so new before. Majorly talk 13:40, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
          • Hypocritical is doing the opposite of what you say should be done. You usually are of the opinion that if we can trust someone, we should let them become an admin instead of opposing them because of some arbitrary personal requirement of time/edits/experience. I don't believe I ever voted for someone so new either. Rocket000 14:01, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
            • OK - I don't believe I trust him yet. He was discussing about creating a de-adminship RFA for Kelly Martin, just because she's inactive, which goes against all our processes. And I generally support if I think I can trust. However, I'd never support anyone so new. Some people demand 3 months, others 2. I'd say a month is good time, unless of course they were trusted elsewhere, and in that case I'd waive that requirement. I was going to not vote on this, but his comments regarding Kelly Martin really irritated me. I don't think he's ready, I'm sorry. Majorly talk 14:08, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
              • Now that makes more sense. Thanks. I guess saying "inexperienced" is nicer then "I don't trust you yet". I agree the nomination was a bit premature, but I knew that going into it. If I didn't know the user as well as I do, I don't think I would have supported, let alone nominate. It's just I felt like I was waiting for some number to come up—not because I didn't think he was ready, which, let you have said, is not a good reason. Yes, there's a lot he has to learn yet, but given his cautiousness and willingness to ask questions, I'm comfortable with him learning the rest on the job. Rocket000 22:38, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Ack Majorly and Mike. This users has done a great job so far but it is quite soon. -- Bryan (talk to me) 17:13, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - much too fast. Marcus Cyron 18:37, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Would benefit from some more time before diving into administrative tasks, one step at a time :). Otherwise keep up the great work! RedCoat 20:24, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support So far, so good! Plus once you are an admin I can abuse you into doing deletes for me. ^_^ --ShakataGaNai Talk 04:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good user! SwirlBoy39 17:06, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Etter å ha sett igjennom Special:Contributions/Kanonkas ser alt greit ut. Kanonkas kan ha god bruk for ekstra verktøy. --Kjetil_r 17:55, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I think it's awesome that we have a well regarded, enthusiastic newcomer in Kanonkas. And I am very heartened by all the respected users who have voiced their support. But on careful consideration, I think 5 weeks here is a bit short to have gotten the "Commons way"... Therefore, I Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I would ask you these things, Kanonkas: If this passes, take it very very slow, and ask for advice if you are in any doubt. Many folk will be happy to help you out. If this fails, please do not be discouraged, and instead, come back in a few weeks with more experience and you will pass then, if your current track record continues. Best wishes in any case. ++Lar: t/c 19:43, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --.snoopy. 20:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--~Innvs: 07:51, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --kogo 17:44, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
    • For the benefits of Kanonkas, would you care to explain your decision? -mattbuck (Talk) 18:21, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Good user. Good trusted user. I think he will do okay. --Jacopo Werther 21:28, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Even an elder woman is encyclopedic (see Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Susan.jpg) Mutter Erde 09:23, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
It's cool if you disagree with his opinion on the usefulness of that image, that's why we have deletion debates, but do think that makes him less suitable to be an admin? If he said to keep that image instead, we could have someone else on here opposing him for that. Let people have opinions, it's what they do based on those opinions that matter. I mean, he followed all the right procedures. He didn't request speedy deletion, which would imply he might simply delete it as an admin. Others agreed with him, and it was deleted, so it wasn't a waste of time DR. I don't see any fault here. Rocket000 12:59, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Hi, I think, an admin should first find an acceptable reason for a deletion request and not appeal on the creepy "feelings" of his buddies. I plan to request a review of this decision. Probably the coming admin can tell me the right address, where I can do that. Regards Mutter Erde 13:27, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Commons:Undeletion requests. Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 14:03, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
And for the record, I think this is a crappy reason to oppose an admin. It's fine, and probably entirely necessary, to have differences in opinion here; the question is whether he would abuse admin tools to force his opinion on these matters. I don't think he would. Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 14:41, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, it's a rubbish reason. Majorly talk 15:16, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks to Lewis Collard. Done. Regards Mutter Erde 15:19, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Rama 12:49, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral per Lar. WjBscribe 06:11, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


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