Currently, Esperanto suffers for spambot attack and needs someone's janitorial work like setup eo:MediaWiki:Spamblacklist and/or blocking spambot, but unfortunately admins are not available now. I'm also feeling that we had better have more than one community bureaucrat there, since I actually had to ask JuCo for bot flag in this week. So I decide to nominate myself for bureaucrat of Esperanto -- Tatata 22:49, 27 May 2009 (EDT)
I'd like to contribute to Chinese version by doing janitorial work like coping with persistent spammer and maintaining MediaWiki pages. Currently, that language version has only one bureaucrat/administrator there, so I nominate myself for bureaucrat. -- Tatata 23:11, 27 May 2009 (EDT)
Support Neutral Oppose. Agreed, great work on the Korean portal for Shared! --PeterTalk 23:53, 6 September 2009 (EDT)
I'm withdrawing my positive vote of support until at least until the Korean WP block issue  is explained. --PeterTalk 15:50, 7 October 2009 (EDT)
I just took it esay for volunteering. But they were serious. I have retrieted to new frontiers. ko.wikia and meta. and strategy(adminship). mkpaulo.
Based on  this, Mkpaulo had problems with copyvios and uploading machine translated text in 2008, and was banned in 2009 for using multiple accounts. Jpatokal 23:53, 7 October 2009 (EDT)
It was properable to use nonlogin state editing for someone including me, admin and reader. They say you stop!! and don't say I will. That was ok.
A little more research, and no real explanation, leaves me only more concerned. (Although I realize that there is a language barrier here.) It appears he is still abusing multiple accounts on Wikia. And just look at the history of one of his discussion pages . I'd love to see the Korean Wikitravel get started, but I'm leery of giving a user admin rights who has been misbehaving on other wikis. --PeterTalk 17:00, 8 October 2009 (EDT)
Wait, what do you mean by "hacking a bureacrat's account"—did he steal a password? --PeterTalk 17:00, 8 October 2009 (EDT)
According to this a confirmed sockpupet (PaulaHelene) of mkpaulo's wikipedia account was granted unauthorized sysop rights after someone (unknown) had accessed a KoWP's admin account, which is highly suspicious (though unconfirmed). This is of course not behaviour we would like to see on our immensely more peaceful corner of the internets, so I'd like an explanation - I'm not too found of the prospect of the potentially power hungry admin in our ranks.
Though, he has done nothing but good, hard, honest, work here, and this would leave us without an admin for the forthcoming Korean version. Uh, tricky tricky. sertmann 19:40, 8 October 2009 (EDT)
Comment (Sorry, I can't speak English well.) As one of the Korean Wikipedia Administrator, I think he is a 'criminal.' Because of Administrator's account hacking incident. Please, do not 'support' for him. --Kys951 09:19, 8 October 2009 (EDT)
Oppose per kwj2772. --FriedC 06:13, 10 October 2009 (EDT)
Conclusion: Nomination failed. Jpatokal 10:46, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Self-nominatedMr. man 12:03, 2 February 2010 (EST)
Motive:The project is abandoned, I would get him mocup since any administator or bureaucrat is not active on that wiki. Thank you very much. Mr. man
Oppose. This user's first edit on Wikitravel was to nominate himself for admin on :en. Mr. Man would do well to follow the advice given to him here, as continued self-nominations and frivolous vfd votes start to look like an abuse of these process pages. --PeterTalk 19:13, 2 February 2010 (EST)
Oppose, as user has made no contributions to mainspace :eo articles, only a user page and begging for admin rights on two other talk pages. It's a false premise, too, as the only user there that has been active in recent months is Tatata – who is indeed an admin. – D. Guillaime 01:38, 3 February 2010 (EST)
Ok, I abandon this nomination, thanks. Mr. man 05:45, 3 February 2010 (EST)
Conclusion: Nomination failed. --PeterTalk 13:24, 3 February 2010 (EST)
Motive:I know that is the 2th nomination but here are not administrators or users active, I know what I have to do with these tools. Thanks.
Acceptance: (Not applicable if self-nominated)
Do not support
Riggwelter 17:37, 5 April 2010 (EDT) An administrator must have at least a clue about licensing issues. To upload an image and then ask someone else to state the license  is not a good start. Also, the user has been warned . Sorry.
Oppose for the exact same reasons as last time: no meaningful contributions to mainspace :eo articles, only a user page, begging for admin rights on two other talk pages, and a single stub article. It's a false premise, too, as the only user there that has been active in recent months is Tatata – who is indeed an admin. More users contributing to :eo would be nice, but I can't honestly see any need for any additional administrators... what possible use is there for the tools with no content to use them on? -- D. Guillaime 18:19, 5 April 2010 (EDT)
Support. I would support as an administrator, you seem to be a helpful user at ko wp. I'm wondering if in situations like this, where there aren't any existing Wikitravelers working on the launching of a language version, if we should maybe make a veteran WT'er (Jpatokal for instance) the bureaucrat, rather than handing said rights to a brand new user – cacahuatetalk 02:52, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
OK, You're right. I change it. :) --FriedC 04:28, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Support We can never be sure when it's a new team setting a language version up, but a good wikipedia history is definately encouraging. sertmann 08:03, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Support Considering ko.wikipedia history, he can be trusted. --Enigma7seven 09:23, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Support. However, I agree with Cacahuate that administrator rights are enough. Jpatokal 10:49, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Strong Support. Great Wikipedian and already doing good work on :ko. I also double checked to make sure that this is indeed that Wikipedian (in light of the weird MkPaolo nomination, I figure it's better to be extra certain that no one is misrepresenting themselves). --PeterTalk 23:08, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Motive: I am suppoter for korean wikitravel before it was put off:  and I translated korean wikitravel media-wiki together with User:FriedC too. :  in addition, I am a administrator in korean uncyclopedia now, and was a temporary admin for korean wikiquote. I'll administrate korean wikitravel with admin-career of the past.
Strong Support. I can trust it because of it's prominent contributions at Korean Wikipedia and distinguished administration activities at Korean Uncyclopedia. ØSalamander (Talk / Contributions) 08:09, 29 October 2009 (EDT)
Motive: I began to translate project articles at en.wikitravel into Korean. I am in trouble because of so many mistranslations and wrong redirects. I want to delete/or manage them quickly by admin ability. In addition, I am a admin in Korean Wikisource() and very active user of Korean Wikipedia and Korean Uncyclopedia.
Hi! I interested this homepage, And I joined to the English to Korean transtlation project. If I'll be bureaucrat, I'm delete document that break Edit rule. but I'm not bureaucrat experince Thank you.
Self-nominatedPeterTalk 15:07, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Motive: Help with MediaWiki setup
I will not serve as an administrator on ko (I'm already spread too thin), but I would like to help set up the MediaWiki files to help get the fledgling version started. --PeterTalk 15:07, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Support as temporary admin we need someone to hand out admin rights once the election is complete, and take care of some of the bureaucrat only settings (a few of the css files requires that afaik). sertmann 15:16, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Acceptance: Thank you for all. I feel a little bit quick to accept now, since it's only been 1 day from nomination. But I have much pleasure in accepting in this. As for bureaucrat, both because Korean version community expected to grow quickly with their great contributors and because of language barrier, I'll act as a IB's staff who follow the decision made by the community and just push user rights button. -- Tatata 21:40, 22 October 2009 (EDT)
(A post on the Korean pub reminded me that...) Tatata has the experience with the quirks of setting up Non-Latin wikitravels (Japanese & Chinese), has a very good understanding of Mediawiki, and adequate English, so I can't think of anyone who would be more qualified to help with the technical aspects of setting up a Korean wikitravel. I wouldn't expect any day to day involvement once we've elected one or two native administrators.
Support. And I see no need to make the term temporary—admins/bureaucrats on smaller and younger language versions sometimes just disappear, leaving the site without any support, and it's hard to get new bureaucrats set up. So I'd like Tatata to be our "community bureaucrat" for the Korean version. --PeterTalk 18:50, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Q: Peter, if Tatata is selected as bureaucrat, do you still want/need admin rights on ko? Jpatokal 22:15, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Good point. If Tatata is up to the job of setting up the MediaWiki files, then I'll be happy to withdraw my nomination and let him take over. --PeterTalk 03:20, 22 October 2009 (EDT)
Please don't withdraw your nomination since I have a reason to say so; see above. -- Tatata 03:39, 22 October 2009 (EDT)
Support. I think Tatata would be the perfect bureaucrat for now if he accepts – cacahuatetalk 21:39, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
OK, so if Tatata accepts (and I have a hunch he will) would anyone object to a bit of raving nepotism, and fast-tracking this, so we at least have one user who can delete all those erroneous pages, and fix some of the easily fixable bugs that's being reported? With a track record like his, I can't see anyone objecting anyway. Besides two weeks complete anarchy is not in anyone but the vandals interest. sertmann 23:03, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
I'd support this motion. Initial bureaucrats on language versions are usually set up without much discussion anyway—I certainly never went through an admin nom for the Russian version... --PeterTalk 03:20, 22 October 2009 (EDT)
Support What a nice work! --FriedC 14:19, 22 October 2009 (EDT)
Self-nominatedKwj2772 22:22, 23 October 2009 (EDT)
Motive: Hello. I am an administrator on Wikimedia Commons and Korean Wikiquote. And destructive behaviours are being continued by Mkpaulo and IPsocks. Korean Wikitravel has launched recently, so the wiki needs a lot of maintenance. Also, I have experiences in MediaWiki localisations, template maintenance, and translations. I would assist Korean Wikitravel to grow. Thank you. --Kwj2772 22:22, 23 October 2009 (EDT)
Motive: The Chinese version could do with users, and it is at least worth discussing. However, this particular user is very new to the site and has made very few contributions as of now, most of them being reverts and small edits.  This user has the support of the Chinese version admin who was appointed last month. I will contact the user to let him/her know that this nomination is being discussed.
Support, We need all the help we can get on the smaller language versions, and if a current local admin and an :en admin have given the all clear, I'm happy to support. sertmann 19:07, 15 July 2010 (EDT)
Do they really need bureaucrat status? We have Jpatokal and Tatata already who can manage those heftier tasks – cacahuatetalk 21:01, 15 July 2010 (EDT)
I am thinking bureaucrat may be too much as well (I nominated him with the title s/he wrote to me, but admin is likely fine) unless this user knows English. If that is the case, then it would be nice to have a bureaucrat who can travel between language versions comfortably. For my own pledge of support, I would at least like to see this user make more substantial contributions. Reverting vandalism is good, but seeing some work on an article would make an even better case. I think it is a friend of the other user that s/he has asked to help with translating. ChubbyWimbus 03:41, 16 July 2010 (EDT)
Support. Each language version should have its own bureaucrat. However, it is important that the admin manual is translated first, so they have something to begin with. Riggwelter 12:43, 17 July 2010 (EDT)
Oppose. Having a new user become a bureaucrat directly is unprecedented, and zh already has Tatata and myself as bureaucrats. User:用戶 should become an admin first. Jpatokal 13:40, 17 July 2010 (EDT)
I was able to serve as Bureaucrat.
Aspects in the management I have experience--用戶 14:25, 17 July 2010 (EDT)
It seems pretty clear that you will need to start as an admin (especially since you are new), and as I told you, you need to make more substantial edits to show that you are valuable to Chinese Wikitravel and trustworthy to be an admin. ChubbyWimbus 21:54, 17 July 2010 (EDT)
Oppose for now -- I feel like I'm missing something, could one of the :zh regulars explain why a user with only eight edits total (the second of which was asking Jani for bureaucrat status) needs or can use any of the extra buttons? It was mentioned above that a current :zh admin approved, it would definitely help me understand if they mentioned why. - D. Guillaime 22:27, 17 July 2010 (EDT)
I can have enough editors--用戶 09:46, 18 July 2010 (EDT)
Update: Okay, so it appears that their goal is actually to be admin in a new language version. Msinhet has informed me ( just now on my talk page here) that there are three users (including him/her) that would like to set up a language version for the Taiwanese language Min Nam (Hokkien). I'm not even sure anymore if this user (and another that was not nominated) even want to be Chinese admin, but they do want a new language version. None of them know English, so I think they are having a difficult time figuring out how to go about doing it. ChubbyWimbus 00:27, 19 July 2010 (EDT)
I trust he can great admin!--Msnhinet8 00:34, 19 July 2010 (EDT)
Not yet. Bureaucrat status is not necessary, as we already have at least one available and reliable bureaucrat for the version. If a user wants admin status for an otherwise ignored language version, I don't have a particular problem with that, although a longer history of good edits, as well as a voiced rationale for the need, would be desirable. --PeterTalk 17:52, 19 July 2010 (EDT)
Motive: Cleanup spammed project (no active admins for 1-2 years)
Do not support
Discussion: No votes are expected, but nominating anyway due to request of Stephanie. --Grin 17:19, 18 August 2010 (EDT)
Support. Any help in administrating the Hungarian language version would be invaluable, and I'll be happy to give you admin privileges, barring objections from any other members here. I don't feel that the full two week waiting period would be terribly appropriate in this case, since you want to get to work, and the language version has no active community. I'll en:rfc this, and if there are no objections within the next few days, I'll flip your switch. --PeterTalk 23:41, 18 August 2010 (EDT)
I have emailed the admins, maybe some will appear to vote, just to make it safe I ain't no impostor. :-) If not, thanks for the flip-will-be. --Grin 02:43, 19 August 2010 (EDT)
Support Awesome someone is volunteering to help clean up this mess, Speedy process is fine by me, not much more harm can be done here anyways. Stefan 05:37, 19 August 2010 (EDT)
I think in this case, we have sufficient support (and enough visibility for the nomination), where I feel comfortable moving forward already. I have given User:Grin his administrator privileges on :hu. --PeterTalk 20:55, 21 August 2010 (EDT)
Thanks guys. I hope the project will survive. I'll try to keep cleaning it. Tough. Maybe people will come back contributing, we'll see. --Grin 09:17, 24 August 2010 (EDT)
Motive: The french wikitravel is somehow dying. I'm now back after a pause of few years and I'm mostly the french speaking administrator (Rein N. is doing a good job on cleaning up spam). I really need help to read and correct mistakes on articles. Joelf is motivated and has already done many things for the french version.
Acceptance: I´m happy to accept if nobody has any objection. I´ll try to do my best to enhance the french version. Joelf 19:35, 22 November 2010 (EST)
As I consider an objection very unlikely, and because I will be very hard to reach until January (traveling in Colombia), I have changed Joelf's status to sysop. --PeterTalk 16:20, 28 November 2010 (EST)