Hello! I've come to request to run as Rollback for the Claiming Department. I'm around every day, and I think myself to be very active. I have no problem reading long histories and such as I enjoy reading characters' backstories (yes, I lurk on new claims). When I do take the time to read over my own claims, I can easily pinpoint what I need to change and some of the overzealous points of my claims, but to be honest I rarely do so due to my just general nature. I'm not afraid to point out that we only have two active claimers if I can remember correctly, who happen to be Summer June and Meloney. On another point, I actively have a lot of free time (and no social life) so I'll be able to get to claims quickly.
I really hope I will be able to join the Claiming Department and help get characters through the Claiming process so they can be created and roleplayed. If I am accepted as a Rollback, I promise that I will at least try to get to claims whenever I can, even if my life takes a spin for the worst. Thank you for your consideration.
It's amazing that you have the ambition and initiative and props for that! C: But at the end of the day, the fact that you don't have a history of doing department related work isn't something that can be ignored especially when we're talking about rollback rights. User rights are something that require the basis of a strong history of contributing to the wiki beyond personal edits.I have noticed that you've worked on adding month categories to character pages starting yesterday and that's great! However, your basis for becoming a rollback isn't something that you can create overnight and it's something that needs to be worked on over a longer period of time. If you're aiming to be apart of the Claiming department, claims would be the most essential skill and task since character page categorization would fall under the Human Resources department's scope
Now believe me when I say that I'm not doubting what you claimed above, but there is a difference between saying that you are capable of doing something and "showing" that you are capable of doing something. There are scenarios where someone may think they are well suited for something, but it turns out to be the opposite when they give it a try, so you'd never know unless you try. For the claim department, I'd recommend that you take the first step and become a helper to get accustomed to the various claim rules and start working on claim checking. Unfortunately at this time, I'm not truly convinced based on what I can see to vote "for" your vote, but keep on working hard, fighting!
Just wanted to clear something up, the categorizing had nothing to do with me running. I was just bored and Nat suggested getting helper edits, so that's what I did.
If it had been A&S, I'd probably have voted differently, but I agree with Kevin.
As much as I want to have another claimer to help me immediately, I agree with Kevin that you go through being a camp helper first. Claiming is a whole different level from categorizing or bringing fun events here. It's the thing that keeps the wiki moving, and cleaning each and every claim, complicated or not, is just really tiring (trust me). But I'd love to hold your hand while you explore different kinds of claims before you get to claim them yourself, k? I'll have a nay for now, but I'm sure that, maybe the next time, you'd be so much better :D
Same as Manolo, but I think for now I'll just abstain until something changes, whether it be a change in the dept picked or I see more claiming work being done.
I kind of agree with the above, dept edits are extremely important to getting a higher rank on this wikia. Being a helper helps so much at least in my experience. It's basically like being a rollback anyway except you won't be able to claim yourself... yet. Plus it's much worse if you make a mistake as rollback. Starting at helper is still helping out the wikia and keeping it running so it's all good.
...I know I said I'll stay neutral if you were to go up for RB but I saw your comments on some of the claims not to say they were bad but.. it was awfully general. Not to be rude but it shows you have potential but if you want to go for RB in claims you need to know more than just the basic and for that I'm saying no. I'm sorry
I know I said I was going to abstain because I felt you were better suited for a different department, but I believe your recent edits show you're driven to work in the claiming department and although you may be able to work on some aspects, its nothing that can't be taught to you while already being a rollback.
Yo. After some good time to think, I've decided to request a spot as an RB in Claiming. For lack of eloquence, I'll just dive in with some neat bullet points about the position requirements:
Now, some of you are probably going to see this and be very startled. Toxy, requesting RB-ship? Dude, you've been here how long and now you're interested in this? I'll admit, this is uncharacteristic of me. But lately I've been paying a lot of attention to claiming and have realized how much I'd enjoy taking an active part in the process. The Claiming department is grossly understaffed nowadays - the department responsible for newbies' first experience on our wiki consists of only three users. My work, if you'll have me, could hopefully help that.
In terms of creating new character ideas and lore-related storylines (quests, powersets, etc.), Grandpa Toxy is quite possibly the most creative writer that I know of here. He constantly seeks ways to balance his original creations, making them both plausible and fair (Toxy's anti-OP combat skills: over 9000) in order to keep his RPs interesting but balanced. As a member of the claiming team, Toxy will be able to impart some of his plot-refining abilities upon new and old users alike, helping the wiki as a whole make our characters the very best they can be. Most of the new/revised powersets we've passed over the past few months have had Toxy's hands behind them; additionally, he collaborated and debated with other users on the best ways to write those powersets, indicating that he can work together in a team (much like the claim team) in order to get things done. Additionally, Toxy is one of our oldest, most active, and most trusted users, and he has had administrative experience in the past. He's genuinely one of the coolest people I know (shut up Grandpa you're cool beans don't deny it), and designing characters and stories with him is always an enjoyable experience. What more could you ask for? :D Grandpa Toxy has my full support in his run for RB!
01:11, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
Always around virtually :)
Voting nay because, correct me if im wrong, you havent had practice in claiming and edits still arent fantastic. I voted no for audrey for many of these same reasons and it would be unfair to her if i abstained simply because of your long wiki history
Despite what Wolfie says, I have complete faith in Nyxil. He may not be "active" according to people's standards (let's be honest, hardly anyone is right now), but he's a hard worker. I know Nyxil well enough to know that he'll put 100% into everything he does
I'm not going agaisnt you tox I swear but your going into the same department as audrey is going for and your doing NOTHING! Would it be fair for Audrey if I voted yes here just because your my friend when Audrey doing all that she/he (dont know Audrey gender) to 'deserve' that star... Still I feel deeply offended by this. I know its just a title but do you know how many edits people had to do to get a star? Admin teams past or present had to edit and show their worth just to get a star. I remember a user who had to get a 1000 edits just to get his star and some going on an edit spree just to show they're good. So no I'm not on board with you going for RB without prior practice, without helper rights, especially not without at least a standard number of department edits.
So please... rethink this tox. Especially your department of choice.
Thanks for your consideration, everybody! I certainly didn't mean to offend! If I don't make the cut, no harm, no foul. Sean is prodding me to argue my case, though, so I guess I'll say some stuff in response to Yorkie and Mel: it's true that I haven't made department edits recently, but I certainly haven't done "nothing", nor am I without prior practice. As I said in my little self-advert thingy above, I served as a helper/CM for a very long time a while back. I'm not a helper now, but did claiming work when I was. I do have claims-specific experience and am very familiar with claiming policy. Also, not to diss status quo or anything, but why would people be expected to have anywhere near a thousand edits just to join staff? If someone is capable of the work, department edits don't seem reason to ignore that.
I get that it's common practice to base promotions off of edit count, but isn't that type of criteria a tad arbitrary? Especially if it leads to people just mad-dashing to accumulate edits like Mel said - if the main thing someone needs to join staff is edits, they'll focus on grinding them out on edit-heavy tasks unrelated to what they're actually signing up for, which doesn't at all affect their job readiness. I signed up for claiming, not any other department, because I feel that I'm more than familiar enough with claiming policy and the claiming process to do the job well, and I don't believe my recent activity changes that.
I have no doubt in my mind that you would be able to pull off being a rollback despite your activity status. However I would just like to know if you've taken our newest claiming test (I've lost the link to check who has and hasn't). If so and you've passed it without problems/with a high passing mark, then I see no issue in why I shouldn't vote for you. Especially now when we need all hands on deck.
So, hi there, people! See, I want to nominate Audrey for rollback in claiming. I know she recently put up one for herself, and was voted down, but I'm certain that she's made great improvements. She picks up on claims when the admin team is around or not, and it really is a wonderful thing for us active claimers. And I would want her to be part of that group. Now that the team is pretty much losing active members, we will need a hand.
I'll put this up now (because I have cases of short-term memory loss, yes) and I hope everything will go well. :)
Hey guys, it's me again. I'm back to ask you all for a position on the rb team again. I know I stepped down, but that was during a very busy and trying time for me, and it wasn't fair to keep the title of rb and not do anything. But now things are calming down and I've been trying to be more active here.
I know in the past I haven't been the best, but I have learned a lot during the past 10 months, and I have really changed as a person. I really am trying to be on as much as I can, around a relationship and full-time work.
Please remember that I do know (to some extent) what I am doing as an rb, and if I don't I try to ask questions as much as I can.
Please give me a chance again guys
Just to clarify, the department you're rejoining is A&S, right?
05:29, December 24, 2017 (UTC)
Ik I told you in chat, but for everyone else, yes, that is true.
I'm Thistle or Frost as everyone knows me as. I've been around for quite a bit, and I actually have been around here for a year on both accounts combined... I started training for camp helper during my third week of newbiness under the lovely Nat and took the test soon after. I've been trained by Muse and Summer for Claiming for the first few months of my activity on here, commenting on claims before I decided my talent laid in the R&D side of things. I've been training under Oli, and have been trained on DARP for all three departments so far. I may not have enough experience like some people, but I'm always around and eager to learn from what my senpais can teach me. I'm ready to be a rollback, and I hope you all feel the same.