Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/DanKeshet

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final (18/0/0) ending 22:28, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

DanKeshet has been editing for three years and has made over 2500 edits. In addition to his article edits, he is a regular, insightful participant in policy discussions. Despite editing in inherently controversial areas, he has maintained a low profile. uc 04:12, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I'll accept the nomination. I agree with Ortolan88 in his nomination above; I wanted to have the same perspective as non-sysop users. But I now agree that sysops are necessary. I can't imagine doing much sysop stuff, but I'll read up on it and do it when I think it'll help. When I see vandals in my watchlist, I will rollback their changes. DanKeshet 19:45, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC)


  1. . uc 22:28, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  2. —No-One Jones (m) 22:37, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  3. Jwrosenzweig 23:02, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC) I just met him in person and was struck by his intelligence, reasonable temperament, and ability to see an issue with fairness. Had I known he wasn't an admin, I would have nominated him that very night -- he's perfectly suited for the position.
  4. Andre (talk) 23:45, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)
  5. Decumanus 00:11, 2004 Nov 9 (UTC). What Jwrosenzweig said.
  6. Ok. -- Grunt 🇪🇺 01:22, 2004 Nov 9 (UTC)
  7. Tuf-Kat 03:29, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC)
  8. VeryVerily 04:42, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  9. Jayjg 16:26, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  10. Support. Fire Star 18:03, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  11. The first three "support" votes are enough to satisfy me. Isomorphic 19:48, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  12. Michael Snow 21:07, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  13. Lst27 (talk) 23:56, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  14. But of course. +sj+ 18:38, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  15. Yup. func(talk) 23:38, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  16. 172 05:10, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  17. JFW | T@lk 15:04, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  18. Gady 15:07, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)




Questions for the candidate
A few generic questions to provide guidance for voters:

1. What sysop chores, if any, would you anticipate helping with? (Please read the page about administrators and the administrators' reading list.)
A. I'll have to read more about sysop duties, but I'd probably protect and unprotect disputes in areas where I don't participate. I find many disputes I'm not involved in fascinating and wouldn't mind reading more about them. I probably won't be involved in deleting much; I'm too slow for the fast-paced nature of VfD, I think.
2. Of your articles or contributions to Wikipedia, are there any about which you are particularly pleased, and why?
A. Voting systems and related. I want to turn them into a WikiReader, eventually.
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 will deal with it in the future?
A. Yes, I have been involved in at least one conflict. RK, Zero, and I were in a dispute at Israel Shahak (starting at Edward Said, actually). I posted to RfC and did get a few comments, but that didn't resolve anything, so I posted to Requests for Mediation. When mediation had many false starts, Zero posted to Requests for Arbitration and I participated in a minor role in the Arbitration request. Other conflicts I have been involved in: apparently, there are many mailing list posts on the elections-method mailing list about my edits in the Voting system section, though because they were off-wiki I didn't respond to them. On the other hand, I wouldn't say that any of this caused me undue stress. DanKeshet 19:45, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC)