Incubator:Administrators/Archive/Test adminship/2009


  • Hello, I am User:Omnipaedista. Since April 2008, I have made over 1540 contributions to the incubator and exactly 2860 (930 as Omnipedian and 1930 as Omnipaedista) to the English Wikipedia. I am also one of the administrators (elected in January 09) of the Pontic Greek Wikipedia. In the incubator, I am the main contributor of the Ancient Greek Wikipedia test-project (which currently has over 250 articles) since July 08 and I would like to make a request for test-adminship in order to take care of it. Since it opened in mid2007 there have been created numerous mistaken redirects based on mispellings, for example, which I would like to personally delete, and do, in general, some janitor's work on this test. More information on my contributions to various Wikimedia projects can be found in my English Wikipedia userpage and the links therein. Cheers. --Omnipaedista 09:55, 13 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  •   Support--ZaDiak 21:24, 13 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  •   Support--Crazymadlover
  • I do not oppose, but is it useful? It is unlikely that the Ancient Greek Wikipedia will get approved with the current policy (though I -personally- would really like to see it approved). I don't like to say it, but is actually quite useless to work on this test. SPQRobin 23:11, 13 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
    • I understand very well what you are saying SPQRobin. I have participated in the recent discussions about the proposed community draft and have read all the relevant discussions on the Foundation List, so I am well aware of the fact that a change of policy is very unlikely to occur any time soon. However, I have observed that there is some kind of special treatment by the Committee regarding spoken Latin on the grounds that it is not a dead language but a controlled variety of a dead language which is suitable for creating useful and relevant projects dealing with modern concepts. It is also believed that spoken Latin (based on Ecclesiastical Latin with Neolatin vocabulary) is the only "semi-classical" language having this unique trait. Well, I just believe that this is only in part true and that the next immediate candidate language for this "title" is Revived Ancient Greek (based on Koine with vocabulary from Katharevousa). The only difference between the two is in the number of people competent in writing and reading each of them and the fact that Latin was revived much earlier than Classical Greek (whose lexicon was revived and enriched with neologisms in 1796 as part of the formal language of Greece and Greek Church, while its phonology and grammar were revived for artistic ([1], [2]) purposes in the 90s and for academic/journalistic ([3], [4]) ones in the early 00s). If our community gets the chance of solving its long-standing internal issues and present high quality, relevant and useful content, I really believe that we have a chance of being judged in a "fairer" way. If not, we could always request a move to Incubatorplus, but in the meanwhile we could exploit a last chance here. Just a note: I was planning on requesting a test-adminship-status for Modern Greek Wikinews as well (I am one of its three main contributors), but the project is not big enough yet (much less than 50 pages); however, it already needs to be taken care of. Cheers. --Omnipaedista 06:38, 14 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
You can become test admin for wn/el too: "Requests for multiple tests must include at least one test with 50 articles or more" --MF-W {a, b} 11:19, 14 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

bit set Thanks for helping! Abigor talk 07:48, 20 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you! --Omnipaedista 16:49, 21 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]