Pigsonthewing (talk-contribs-block-all projects)

This poll has closed. Final results:
  • 18   Support
  • 5   Oppose
  • 4   Neutral
  • 66% approval (78% not counting neutral votes).

I support both of the currently-open requests for checkuser access, from Dan Koehl and Koavf. I am offering to serve so that we have three checkuser operators, to ensure adequate coverage in case one of the others is unavailable. I am an active admin, patroller and contributor on this project. I am UK based, and am over 18 (which should be no surprise, as I've been contributing to WMF projects since 2003!) The WMF know me, and I am willing to identify myself to them formally as required for this role. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:34, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Poll started 15:18, 28 January 2017 (UTC). Poll ends 15:18, 11 february 2017 (UTC). Dan Koehl (talk) 22:23, 31 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1.   Support -- Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:18, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2.   Support --Experienced on the whole Wiki project and good conciliator Andyboorman (talk) 15:27, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3.   Support Dan Koehl (talk) 16:18, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4.   Support Alvaro Molina (Hablemos) 16:23, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5.   Support Trusted and valued member. I have never had a problem interacting with Andy and I think he would take the responsibility seriously. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:20, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6.   Support Burmeister (talk) 17:27, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7.   Support Accassidy (talk) 18:37, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8.   Support --Hector Bottai (talk) 19:28, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9.   Support --RLJ (talk) 19:30, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10.   Support - Neferkheperre (talk) 20:20, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11.   Support --BanKris (talk) 08:56, 29 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12.   Support --Thiotrix (talk) 15:32, 30 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13.   Support --Info-farmer (talk) 15:44, 1 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14.   Support --MKOliver (talk) 02:56, 2 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15.   Support Céréales Killer (talk) 14:25, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16.   Support Stephen G. Brown (talk) 20:02, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17.   Support Kaldari (talk) 03:59, 5 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18.   Support Plantdrew (talk) 20:47, 8 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Oppose - How could I trust you? Your are the only one nominated user (of 4) who did not informed me. --Succu (talk) 20:55, 29 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Oppose --Murma174 (talk) 10:05, 8 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Oppose --This is a taxonomic project. I'm not convinced on your experience in that matter. lycaon (talk) 05:27, 9 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Oppose -- Your manner of challenging the opposing voters with de-sysoping you implies intimidation and harassment. I would advise you to remove these comments. I don't trust you and please be kind enough not to challenge me with your invitation, please. Mariusm (talk) 18:27, 9 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • You misunderstand; I have not "challenged the opposing voters with de-sysoping me"; I have offered, in the face of egregious ad hominem attacks, to stand for recall - a standard practice across many WMF projects. Your allegation of "intimidation and harassment" is utterly baseless. I'm unclear as to why you think such a falsehood should not be similarly "challenged". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:29, 9 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • Perhaps you're unaware of what a free voting entails. The voter should not be demanded to give any explanation or to be coerced through any subsequent procedure following his vote. Any demands, suggestions or requirement are bound to be considered an illegitimate interference, especially when they come from the candidate. Calling such a behavior a falsehood is qualifying the candidate as unaware of his obligations and unfit to stand to be elected. Mariusm (talk) 09:33, 10 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • You again misunderstand. What I called a falsehood was your outrageous allegation of "intimidation and harassment". Recognising it as such does not disqualify me from anything; however failure to do so well might. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:49, 10 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Oppose Your handling of people expressing even the slightest doubt in this nomination has been at best indecorous, bordering on uncivil, at worst the exact demonstration of a confrontational and adversarial temperament that is IMO unbecoming of any higher duties on a WikiMedia project. At first I had merely nagging doubts about this, and expressed why I couldn't possibly vote in favor. Now your behaviour toward not just me (and I was not even opposing the damn nomination), but everyone above who opposed has been more than enough to convince me these doubts were well-founded. Congratulations. Circeus (talk) 06:48, 11 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1.   Neutral. I haven`t well knowladge about this user contibutions. AfroBrazilian (talk) 17:13, 1 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2.   Neutral. I haven`t well knowladge about user contibutions. User:Amdb73 (talk) 20:30, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3.   Neutral. While I've had little interaction with Andy here or on Wikipedia, I can't help being wary of handing this tool to a user with a background of adversarial behavior who's been fully banned or otherwise sanctioned by arbcom at least three times. Yes I'm aware several of those sanctions were subsequently lifted, but the background remains worrisome nonetheless, and I have to be honest with my thoughts on this issue. Furthermore, as much as I respect his technical work, I feel he is mostly present as a side effect of his Wikidata work rather than for the advancement of Wikispecies itself. Circeus (talk) 04:09, 7 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    1. I am an administrator on this project; a position I hold by consensus of the Wikispecies community. I invite you to either nominate me for de-sysoping, to test whether that consensus holds, or to strike your comments. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:18, 7 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4.   Neutral Jianhui67 (talk) 15:02, 11 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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