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Presently, my main interest in becoming an administrator is to be able to delete, rename, and perform other maintenance on categories I have created myself but mistakenly misnamed or otherwise changed my mind about. I have no plans to get involved in article deletion immediately, but one day, after reading more on WT's deletion policies, I may be more interested in that. [[User:Mousy mouse|Mousy mouse]] ([[User talk:Mousy mouse|talk]]) 22:31, 25 April 2013 (EDT)
 
Presently, my main interest in becoming an administrator is to be able to delete, rename, and perform other maintenance on categories I have created myself but mistakenly misnamed or otherwise changed my mind about. I have no plans to get involved in article deletion immediately, but one day, after reading more on WT's deletion policies, I may be more interested in that. [[User:Mousy mouse|Mousy mouse]] ([[User talk:Mousy mouse|talk]]) 22:31, 25 April 2013 (EDT)
 
*'''Questions: '''What do you see as the main policy differences between WT and WP that you will need to be careful of when making administrative edits? (Are you an admin at WP? What's your user page there?)  
 
*'''Questions: '''What do you see as the main policy differences between WT and WP that you will need to be careful of when making administrative edits? (Are you an admin at WP? What's your user page there?)  
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::[[A major difference I see between WP and WT is in the requirement for references. On WP, one of the main guidelines is that all information must be reliably sourced, nearly without exception. WT does not seem to have any such standard at all. I have thought about discussing that somewhere, but I do not want to overload myself working on too much at a time. Plus the process of sourcing everything already on WT, should it be required some day, could be neverending. The deletion policy is very different. On WP, there are quite a large number of reasons an article can be deleted, and the lack of sourcing is a major one. On WT, there are only about 10 simple reasons a page can be deleted. Simplicity is actually a good thing - it makes the policies easier for most to understand.]]
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::[[In my own personal view, I feel it is better whenever possible to try to salvage an article than delete it unless it is really a lost cause that will never comply with policy, no matter how much editing is done. WT is a work in progress that takes a collaborative effort to bring closer to perfection. Many articles now are far from complete and are missing huge amounts of information.
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:[[I cannot overload myself, so at the moment, I am concentrating on just a few tasks: mostly writing travel topic articles and categorization. I would not want to jump into deleting VFDs until I participate in some of them myself and study the outcomes]]. [[User:Mousy mouse|Mousy mouse]] ([[User talk:Mousy mouse|talk]]) 12:31, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
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:Why do you think the previous consensus [http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel_talk:Categories#Categories_for_the_Wikitravel:_namespace here] not to make wider use of visible categories is wrong?
 
:Why do you think the previous consensus [http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel_talk:Categories#Categories_for_the_Wikitravel:_namespace here] not to make wider use of visible categories is wrong?
 
::[[I actually feel that the use of categories is an unresolved issue at the moment. Since the process of categorizing all articles could take easily hundreds of thousands of total edits, I do not want to waste time while waiting for an ultimate consensus. Therefore, I have]] [[pf|plunged forward]] [[and started categorizing pages. I feel that it is pretty much harmless and has a lot of benefits]]. [[User:Mousy mouse|Mousy mouse]] ([[User talk:Mousy mouse|talk]]) 12:13, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
 
::[[I actually feel that the use of categories is an unresolved issue at the moment. Since the process of categorizing all articles could take easily hundreds of thousands of total edits, I do not want to waste time while waiting for an ultimate consensus. Therefore, I have]] [[pf|plunged forward]] [[and started categorizing pages. I feel that it is pretty much harmless and has a lot of benefits]]. [[User:Mousy mouse|Mousy mouse]] ([[User talk:Mousy mouse|talk]]) 12:13, 28 April 2013 (EDT)

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If you believe a Wikitraveller -- including yourself -- should have administrative status please verify that they meet the guidelines for becoming an administrator and then add them to the nominations section below. Nominations should also include a sentence or two outlining the nominee's experience and comprehension of Wikitravel community policies.

Nominations

User:Nurg

This erudite, helpful editor has been making sound contributions to Wikitravel for nearly 10 years as a registered user (and a little bit longer as an IP).

Nurg has a sound knowledge of our policies and has been contributing to policy discussions right from his earliest contributions.

The most surprising thing about this Wikitraveller is that nobody has thought to nominate him before!

User:Mousy mouse

At this moment, I have just over 1700 edits on WikiTravel. But I have loads of experience on Wikipedia, having edited that project for many years. On Wikipedia, I have made tens of thousands of edits, created several thousand articles, participated in a lot of deletion discussions, and I have a broad understanding of how it works.

So far on WikiTravel, I have created more than two dozen articles, and some users have praised me for some of them. I have held some discussion about them too. I have also been working feverishly to get WikiTravel articles categorized.

Presently, my main interest in becoming an administrator is to be able to delete, rename, and perform other maintenance on categories I have created myself but mistakenly misnamed or otherwise changed my mind about. I have no plans to get involved in article deletion immediately, but one day, after reading more on WT's deletion policies, I may be more interested in that. Mousy mouse (talk) 22:31, 25 April 2013 (EDT)

  • Questions: What do you see as the main policy differences between WT and WP that you will need to be careful of when making administrative edits? (Are you an admin at WP? What's your user page there?)
[[A major difference I see between WP and WT is in the requirement for references. On WP, one of the main guidelines is that all information must be reliably sourced, nearly without exception. WT does not seem to have any such standard at all. I have thought about discussing that somewhere, but I do not want to overload myself working on too much at a time. Plus the process of sourcing everything already on WT, should it be required some day, could be neverending. The deletion policy is very different. On WP, there are quite a large number of reasons an article can be deleted, and the lack of sourcing is a major one. On WT, there are only about 10 simple reasons a page can be deleted. Simplicity is actually a good thing - it makes the policies easier for most to understand.]]
[[In my own personal view, I feel it is better whenever possible to try to salvage an article than delete it unless it is really a lost cause that will never comply with policy, no matter how much editing is done. WT is a work in progress that takes a collaborative effort to bring closer to perfection. Many articles now are far from complete and are missing huge amounts of information.
I cannot overload myself, so at the moment, I am concentrating on just a few tasks: mostly writing travel topic articles and categorization. I would not want to jump into deleting VFDs until I participate in some of them myself and study the outcomes. Mousy mouse (talk) 12:31, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
Why do you think the previous consensus here not to make wider use of visible categories is wrong?
[[I actually feel that the use of categories is an unresolved issue at the moment. Since the process of categorizing all articles could take easily hundreds of thousands of total edits, I do not want to waste time while waiting for an ultimate consensus. Therefore, I have]] plunged forward and started categorizing pages. I feel that it is pretty much harmless and has a lot of benefits. Mousy mouse (talk) 12:13, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
Also, when do you think you will be able to respond to this comment - the last thing we need here now is yet another admin that thinks it's OK to ignore pertinent questions --118dot93dot73dot30 01:53, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
I'll look it over when I get a chance. Mousy mouse (talk) 12:13, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
It's like I recognize somebody's touch, 118! (It is you, right?^^)
Despite we always can use some extra hands to protect WT contents, the fact that you, Mousy mouse, are not in a search of this 'power' (which is actually more a burden!), honours you.
In the meantime, please remember if you want your own contributions to be edited you always can use the related Discussion page in order to explain what you would like to be amended. It's a temporary solution of course. Thanks for being so conscientious! PierrB (talk) 04:05, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
While that is technically true, given the huge number of categories Mousy mouse is creating, I can very well understand his desire to maintain them directly - that's more efficient and less prone to errors. I look forward to my questions being answered so I can make an informed decision. --118dot93dot73dot30 05:32, 28 April 2013 (EDT)

Unusual etiquette

I'm a bit surprised that you have chosen with this edit to splodge your hasty reply into the middle of what I asked - separating what I wrote from my signature in the process. It makes it very difficult for a third party to see what my questions are and what your responses are. Perhaps you would be so kind as to revert your edit and then I can delete this entire sub-section - provided nobody has commented on it - which I fondly hope they don't! --118dot93dot73dot30 12:30, 28 April 2013 (EDT)

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