RuneScape:Requests for adminship/Choppe
I joined the wiki in early 2019, but did not start actively editing until December 2019 during an OSWF (It will be 11 months on the 1st of November). I added the recipes to at least 500 pages and I continued to update the recipe with every new iterations additions. User:Cook Me Plox convinced me to add product lists to a good majority them all. I am pinged for every recipe that needs to be made now.
With my previous programming knowledge/schooling, I learned how to make modules, specifically updating Module:Recipe, adding Template:Instructions to Recipe (which User:Jakesterwars move to its own module for me), I just finished User:Choppe/Template3 to display transportation methods, and I have Module:Sandbox/User:Choppe/Diary calculator which you can see in action here User:Choppe/Diary calculator. It is missing a lot of ironman data at the moment, but I believe it is finished for normal accounts apart from rigorous testing.
Otherwise, I work through pages to fix grammar, add relevant links, missing information or correct it, and do my best to organize/trim as much bloat as I can without leaving out useful information. No edit is perfect, but I do enjoy making pages higher. I've also rewritten groups of pages like the individual god pages so they are similarly formatted, have templating, linking, etc. I've dabbled in transcripts, page maintenence, recent changes patrolling, and tried my best to confirm information on pages that seemed off. E.g. Bryophyta's staff and most of the brewing information. I also created Closest... and Closest.../Free-to-play after it was brought up in Discord and I have coordinated an OSWF task for it, as well as another task for filling the boostable part of the Recipe template.
In my sandboxes, I have a new way to display Template:Smithing tables (very early WIP), an huge rewrite to the brewing page, an NMZ strategy page rewrite, and a page of all the deboosts I can find that will eventually be made into a page.
I, Choppe, accept this nomination for administratorship. I have read the policies concerning administrators. I realise that this nomination may fail. If I do get community consensus, I promise not to abuse my tools because I realise that this is a serious offence. If the community finds that I have done so, my tools will be revoked, and in extreme cases I could be given a community ban. Signed,04:19, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
Questions for the nominee
1. What work do you intend to take part in?
I intend to do even more of what I do currently, but I intend to expand into js/css eventually. I also intend to implement/modify things for modules/emplates as well to fix or add functionality that is not currently there. I'm also tired of pinging admins in discord for to block vandals.
2. What have been your most helpful contributions to the Old School RuneScape Wiki, and why?
The main thing would be adding recipes to pages and improving/expanding the recipe module, making the Instruction template with Jake's help. I also added product lists to a large majority of the pages that were materials used in the recipes. Linking and displaying visual connections between them all outside of prose is super helpful.
As I said before I've also rewritten many individual and groups of pages to be consistent in language/wording to avoid visual clutter and confusion, correct inaccuracies and add templating.
3. Have you been in any conflicts over editing in the past or have other users caused you stress? How have you dealt with it and how will you deal with it in the future?
The only instances of conflict/stress I remember is when discussing policy/precedent things, the two examples being Castle Wars armours renaming and disambiguating or defining weapon types. The first was frustrating simply because no clear final decision could be reached as it was really a matter of preference and minor definitions. Ultimately it was left with Jagex to, hopefully, eventually, resolve it for us with renaming. The second was frustrating, but solely for the reason that I could not clearly explain why I thought the pages should be singularly titled over pluralised (Longsword versus Longswords). There were many examples of and against my position and I muddled the waters. I tried my best to expand and explain, but I ended up making it a bit confusing so I just said I tried and stopped.
I personally don't hold anything of these events against anyone involved and I hope the same for them. Neither of these were particularly important instances and for the most part my actions afterwards consisted of a small break to chill out and reset.
Additional questions (asked by the community if necessary)
- To be a little bit more serious (and to get a solid diff in #meta-discussion) I'll actually explain my reasons for supporting adminship for Choppe. If you are not familiar with Choppe, a look through contributions will show a long list of high quality edits in a variety of spaces. This not only means that Choppe is at least somewhat familiar with a lot of these spaces, but also that Choppe is able to provide suggestions and guidance to others who are looking to edit these spaces for the first time. This experience was evident during the last round of One Small Wiki Favour where Choppe was helping people with pretty much any task they needed help with. Choppe is also approachable for both new and active editors. I consider the issues over small details like those mentioned above to be fairly minor "conflicts" that are far outweighed by how Choppe normally interacts with people on the wiki or in Discord. Choppe is generally willing to take the time to help others fact check something or discuss how to roll out some new content to the wiki, and I find his feedback to be constructive. Not to mention that Choppe has successfully managed to convince some vandals to stop in the past. Finally, I do think that Choppe has a use for the admin tools, especially blocking vandals and js access. Choppe seems to be pretty active when it comes to watching new edits, and reverts or fact checks the edits as needed. This also means that he encounters a fair number of vandals, and it would overall be more efficient if he did not have to ping the current admins considering that he seems to have solid judgment of when an immediate block is required and when it is not. As far as js goes, Choppe has done extensive module work, and in the case of things like the diary calculator, being able to edit js would allow Choppe to produce working features with more flexibility and less pain than comes from using lua. TL;DR: Choppe has experience, good judgment, a good attitude, and a reason for the tools. Andmcadams (talk) 19:56, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
Support - Ye. Badassiel 05:04, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
Support - Yes please finally. No more late night pings from choppe :woowe: Jokes aside, very helpful and friendly person and definitely can make use of the tools ─ BrokTalk 17:37, 2 November 2020 (UTC)