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I was taking a look at the Wikipedia RfAs and I noticed that all nominees are automatically asked three questions:

1. What administrative work do you intend to take part in?

2. What are your best contributions to Wikipedia, and why?

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?

Users are then allowed to ask additional question, and then comes the commenting/supporting/opposing.

I just thought this might be a useful add-on to the RfAs as the community would be able to look at how sysops/b'crats would handle certain situations and how they have contributed to this wiki without having to go on just the comments/supports/opposes and the nomination to form their own opinion.

What do you all think? Andrew talk 21:40, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Support - First, I would want world piece, lol. I support this. In self-nominations, this should be part of a new mandate that is discussed and followed. As a person being nominated, candidates should be allowed to extend to the nomination and fill in this information in addition. Nice research soldier.

Bonziiznob Talk

03:48, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Couldn't agree more with that, Bonzii. :) Andrew talk 15:59, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Support Although I do believe that the questions asked for a request to be an admin should be a bit more rigorous (For example, one question that could be asked is "Are you capable of handling extra responsibility with the powers that may be given to you?"), I do believe adding these questions will be a great start in improving our requests for adminship.--Pkthis 21:21, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Those don't have to be the questions used, those were just the questions I copied and pasted from Wikipedia to use as an example.
Andrew talk 21:47, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Support - Good idea Buzz (Talk#P ) 08:55, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Also, if you have any suggestions for questions we could use then feel free to put them on the table. Andrew talk 04:39, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Support - Great add-on to RFAs. Rollback crown.svg Kudos 2 U Talk! Edit count! Contribs! 19:07, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Support - Good idea. It would also put pressure on those people who join up the straight away request adminship. But it doesn't concern me because I'm already an Admeanie :P Chicken7 >talk 09:08, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - As per Chicken. I've seen way too many people with barely 50 edits want to jump on the admin wagon, I on the other hand actually avoided it for awhile until I can't remember who pointed out ways it made sense for me. ~kytti khat 15:43, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Didn't it take like 3 people telling you it would be good for you? And not out of any "I told you so" but have you found it to be very helpful?--Degenret01 10:05, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support I think that'd be a good idea, although just reading those questions made me feel nervous. Many people think differently about what is a big achievement. I spend most of my time on the wiki either making signatures, userboxes, adding my contribution/formatting advice to discussions, or just immersing myself in wiki-formatting, so I can understand it better. So for me a huge achievement would be to create 200 sigs ( not including different versions of sigs, otherwise I'd be over 50 sigs by now ) Or mayby designing a new and more friendly version of a template, but to other users, my accomlishments mean very little. Other people edit this wiki to edit, so 5000 edits, or massivly revamping 2 pages, and them then being seperately given article of the month, would be their best achievement. Other people spend their entire time tagging and transparentizing images, others updating the grand exchange prices. Because of this, others may well look down on somebody because they've only made 6 mainspace edits (yep thats me, the guy who'll never be admin.)Because of this, I think we be very careful of how we do this.

On another note: I suppose that anybody that is worthy to be an admin will know what to say because they have done great things to be nominated.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 18:57, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Support This is a idea that would be great to have. Those questions even make me question my own actions, even though I do not plan on requesting, at least yet. This should help the community reach more of a consensus about whether someone should accepted into the honor of adminship and make a would be requester think before requesting without thought. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 03:29, 18 January 2009 (UTC)