RuneScape:Requests for adminship/Gau Cho
I, Gau Cho, nominate myself:
I, Gau Cho, 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, --Gau Cho (talk) 02:42, 16 March 2019 (UTC).
Questions for the nominee
1. What work do you intend to take part in?
The RfA is primarily intended to give myself more tools for implementing the osrs drop log project (see Abyssal demon for an example page).
2. What have been your most helpful contributions to the RuneScape Wiki, and why?
Active on the wiki since mid-2017, my previous contributions have mainly been low-volume but high quality data-driven contributions. Some notable pages I've created from scratch include TzHaar Fight Cave/Rotations, Maniacal monkey/Strategies, the new Treasure Trail guides (Ttfg), and Fossil Island fossil. Prior to the drop log project, I did some work on drops tables including drop data for Dragon_impling#Loot and Low/Medium gambles at Barbarian Assault/Rewards#Gambling.
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?
My first controversial proposed edit was probably putting in the Herb Drop Table Drop_table#Drop_table_3 into the wiki and using it to provide exact drop rates for Jogres. At this time, player-driven data was not considered accepted on the wiki. Following an intense discussion yet respectful discussion in discord, most admins were initially against the idea but I perservered and in the end it was amicably decided that the data was sufficient quantity and the source quality was sufficient to justify putting it into the week. Since then, there's been a slow increase in the acceptability of player-driven data from reputable sources. I guess this kind of culminated into a much high quality and acceptable project being the current osrs drop log project sourced from RuneLite drops.
At the end of the day, I think that there are multiple correct ways to do things and that sometimes, more important than that, everyone behind the keyboard is a human. I argue fairly and am convinceable in discussions, seeking only at the end of the day to improve the quality of the wiki for everyone.
Additional questions (asked by the community if necessary)
- Yes - Cook asked me to since we're both working on the drop log project - figured that it'll be easier if both of us have access to change some more backend things --Gau Cho (talk) 02:49, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Support - Active in the community, active in the drop data project, and certainly could use administrative tools to further the work. Hard to believe it has been 12 years since hanging out in the same friend chat as Gau Cho. - TehKittyCatTalk 02:53, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Support - long overdue. 18.104.22.168 11:27, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Closed - Friendship ended with custard, Gau Cho is now an admin. -- 01:58, 22 March 2019 (UTC)