93% approval (100% not counting neutral votes). This nomination passes, pending any community review of the voting process.
I was initially willing to do this, including some years back when I investigated the policies and created the CU pages here on WS. I then thought I would hold off after seeing a total of three applications currently going. But since Dan Koehl has encouraged me to do so I will apply. I have been actively involved in Wikimedia projects for over 10 years and am a member of numerous sub projects that can be seen on my user page here, or at Wikipedia. I also do some editing on Wikidata, also have edited the Portuguese Wikipedia. In the past I have been involved in some Checkuser cases, importantly one on Wikipedia where other editors were asking me to check a particular pair of users but I declined to do so as I did not feel there was evidence to do it. It turns out the users were indeed two different users and hence there was no reason to invade their privacy with such an action. A checkuser not only has the responsibility to know when to do it, but when not to do it. I am not a checkuser on any other project just have been involved in the issue a few times while mediating editing issues. I am an administrator on Wikispecies and have been heavily involved in a number of discussions regarding policies and planning, also development issues. Additional to creating pages, largely on Turtles which are my specialty as a professional taxonomist. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 23:30, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Poll started 23:42, 28 January 2017 (UTC). Poll ends 23:42, 11 february 2017 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 22:18, 31 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Faendalimas has a good insight in the CU issue, he imported many of the WS CU documents. Dan Koehl (talk) 23:42, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Scott does good work here and shows some discretion. It's not a problem to have (e.g.) a half-dozen CUs. Better to have one or two too many than too few. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 23:49, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]