D&D Wiki:Requests for Adminship/EldritchNumen

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EldritchNumen's Nomination. Yes check.svg.png Done!

Voice your opinion (7/0/0) (100% Approval - Neutral is not counted) Ended 18:00, 4 March 2007 (MST)

While I feel somewhat guilty for nominating myself (which approaches an unappetizing egoism), I feel like it is the best course of action to continue with a project I have undertaken (i.e. D20 Modern in general and-- in particular-- categorizing, breaking down, and cross referencing the MSRD). I am applying primarily for two reasons: 1) to be recognized as a resource for new wikians and those with questions, and 2) to gain access to locked pages to continue worthwhile infrastructural edits. —EldritchNumen 16:28, 25 February 2007 (MST)

Candidates Prelude
Questions for the candidate

Dear candidate, thank you for offering to serve D&D Wiki in this capacity. Please take the time to answer a few generic questions to provide guidance for voters:

1. What sysop chores do you anticipate helping with? Please read the page about administrators and the administrators' reading list on Wikipedia before answering.
A: I would like to delve into the organization of the MSRD, as well as continuing periodic additions of my own work, grammar and spelling changes to "professionalize" articles, anti-vandalism work, and especially continuing in the neverending process of helping others improve their creations (especially through the use of the Balance System for feedback).
2. Of your articles or contributions to D&D Wiki, are there any with which you are particularly pleased, and why?
A: I'm fond of one of my early additions, Anazar (3.5e Pantheon). The 25 original deities were added when there were very few deities of DnD wiki, and I feel that my additions helped catalyze interest in the section, especially as our user numbers grew immensely and people realized that deity write-ups could be both simple and yet elegant and useful. Most especially, however, I'm proud of what I've done with Zokusho's Sword (DnD Quest); the page had nearly no content when I adopted it, and I was able to construct a full (if rather bland, to be honest) adventure out of it. I think the adventure, while certainly one of the least imaginative I've written, is a good paradigm for the sorts of pages that could nicely adorn DnD Quests.
3. Have you been in any conflicts over editing in the past or do you feel other users have caused you stress? How have you dealt with it and how will you deal with it in the future?
A: I can think of a couple of times in the past when I was responsible for the creation of undue stress or discord. This always occurred when I felt strongly about a change that needed to be made to balance or clarify a rule, ability, etc. So, in the interest of absolute honesty, I can think of two times when I was unnecessarily brusque and perhaps forceful (it is always necessary to keep in mind that contributions here are as much as for enjoyment and imaginative spark as they are an interpretation of the rules mechanic in a particular circumstance): I was unnecessarily forceful here (this wasen't even originally Cypresslyshra's page!) Talk:Good Quality Rations (DnD Equipment) and didn't explain myself well here (I basically just said that things were bad but did not offer suggestions, which I think is the most important part of improving communal material like things on this wiki) Talk:Silver Knight (DnD Prestige Class). Perhaps worst is here, when I basically argued with Sledged about two different points, even though he was actually completely correct about both (skills and leadership) Talk:King Marak (DnD NPC).
4. Optional question from Green Dragon: What will make you stay on D&D Wiki? For some reason many people after becoming Admins leave, Pz.Az.04Maus, Calidore Chase, and Xenophon are some good examples. I do not want this to happen to you as well, so why do you think you will stay and continue for a long time to come to help D&D Wiki? --Green Dragon 17:51, 25 February 2007 (MST)
A: First of all, I think Calidore should probably not be counted as inactive ( see: his edit counts). It's hard to say what might have made the other admins leave; I can only answer for myself. I have never viewed adminship as some goal that you achieve and then forget about; instead, it is about willingly taking on increased responsibility out of a love for the content, people, and goals of the wiki. It seems to me that anyone that understands what adminship really is would not simply walk away out of boredom; admins are the most dedicated and supportive members of the wiki (or ought to be). I can only point to my own record; I've been a member of the wiki since last august, and have contributed steadily throughout that time. There have been weeks where I am extremely busy, but even then I make time to browse through recent changes and review many of the posted items (and correct their formatting, spelling, and grammar). And I've always come back! I have waited for a long time before applying to be an admin, unlike Calidore and Xenophon (I have nearly 5 times as many edits as Xenophon does currently and many more than Calidore did before he became an admin (currently me 1073, CC 1217, X 384) and many times more than they did when they became admins. That alone already shows that I'm in this for the long haul. In the end, though, I think your question can only be answered by reference to personality types; some people flit from interest to interest, immersing themselves in one thing for several months and then moving on for a long time (though they often return). I am of the other personality type who discovers what I enjoy doing and immerse myself in it as a lifelong passion and hobby. DnD has been a hobby like this for me for many years, and this site is a great forum for sharing ideas and creativity in a game that is fundamentally about creativity, teamwork, and a close society of friends. Honestly, I can make no guarantees (no one ever can!), but-- just as I would not walk away from a group of friends in the physical world-- there is no reason to think that I would walk away from this one either.
Thank you, you gave me hope and re-affirmed what I was thinking about why some people stay and others leave. I trust you will stay. --Green Dragon 19:20, 25 February 2007 (MST)

EldritchNumen 16:28, 25 February 2007 (MST)

General comments



  • Support - EldritchNumen has been a great contributor to D&D Wiki so far, and I believe he will continue to be. I think that EldritchNumen may not know formatting as well as might be good, however his helpfulness makes up for that. EldritchNumen has helped many many Classes become what they are; as he knows D&D very well. I think EldritchNumen deserves to be an Admin so he can finish the D20M section and then continue to help improve on Classes, rating and replying to them. EldritchNumen will be a great help in bringing D&D Wiki's content up to the level of published material. EldritchNumen has deserved to be an Admin for quite some time now, and I look forward to him becoming one. --Green Dragon 17:51, 25 February 2007 (MST)
  • Support - EldritchNumen has helped clean up a lot of entries I have submitted. If I ask for a revision, 90% of the time, he will give a thoughtful and detailed reply in a short amount of time (the other 10%, someone beat him to it). I agree that he will help bring D&D Wiki to the level of published material. Aarnott 10:27, 26 February 2007 (MST)
  • Support - EldritchNumen has helped clean up a lot of entries. He has and i believe will continue to be a major contributor to D&D Wiki. He is the D20 modern person to go to while there are alot of Dungeons and Dragons pepole to go to he is the D20 modern go to man! --Gold Dragon 15:33, 26 February 2007 (MST)
  • Support - EldritchNumen is very active on this site, and I would gladly welcome him as another Admin. Unlike Pz.Az.04Maus, I would expect him not to start a thousand projects and effectively quit them, leaving me to clean up the remains. I think that he definitely loves DnD and helping others and their creations grow, and that is what D&D Wiki is about. --Blue Dragon 17:08, 26 February 2007 (MST)
  • Support - EldritchNumen has shown competence with the English language. He explains himself clearly. He has been a consistent presence on this Wiki. He has worked well with other. He is willing to take on the MSRD, which needs significant work. I feel that he has the underlying practical skills to make that work. He'll catch up on formatting, just like I had to. I look forward to the good, innovative, and tedious work he will do on the MSRD. --Dmilewski 12:22, 3 March 2007 (MST)
  • Support - EldritchNumen Has shown he is willing to work to help this site, an I believe that he should be given admin status. --sol 12:36, 4 March 2007 (MST)
  • Support - I had assumed that EldritchNumen already was an admin. He weighs in on practically every question I raise, and is obviously active in the community. --CĂșthalion 18:13, 4 March 2007 (MST)



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