Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/September 2020 Information

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The election is now closed. Harrias talk 15:40, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Overview

This election is to appoint the project coordinator team for one year, from 30 September 2020 to 29 September 2021. A total of ten coordinators will be elected, including the lead coordinator(s), with scope to vary the total number of coordinators if there is a tie or near-tie for the last position. Coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project. All of the coordinators, and especially the lead coordinator(s), serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues and focus on specific areas requiring special attention. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers.

Responsibilities

From Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators:

The primary responsibility of the project coordinators is the maintenance and housekeeping work involved in keeping the project and its internal processes running smoothly; this includes a variety of tasks, such as keeping the announcement and open task lists updated, overseeing the assessment and review processes, managing the proposal and creation of task forces, and so forth. There is fairly little involved that couldn't theoretically be done by any other editor, of course—in only a few places have the coordinators been explicitly written into a process—but, since experience suggests that people tend to assume that someone else is doing whatever needs to be done, it has proven beneficial to formally delegate responsibility for this administrative work to a specified group.

The coordinators also have several additional roles. They serve as the project's designated points of contact, and are explicitly listed as people to whom questions can be directed in a variety of places around the project. In addition, they have (highly informal) roles in leading the drafting of project guidelines, overseeing the implementation of project decisions on issues like category schemes and template use, and helping to resolve disputes and keep discussions from becoming heated and unproductive.

Practical information on coordinating may be found here and here.

The current coordinators are:

Name Position Standing for re-election?
Peacemaker67 Lead Co-ordinator Yes
CPA-5 Co-ordinator No (on wikibreak)
Gog the Mild Co-ordinator Yes
Hawkeye7 Co-ordinator Yes
Iazyges Co-ordinator No
Kges1901 Co-ordinator No
Parsecboy Co-ordinator Yes
Sturmvogel 66 Co-ordinator Yes
Векочел Co-ordinator Yes
Zawed Co-ordinator Yes

Election process

  • Nomination period: 00:01 UTC, 01 September to 23:59 UTC, 14 September 2020.
  • Voting period: 00:01 UTC, 15 September to 23:59 UTC, 28 September 2020.
  • Any member of the project may nominate themselves for a position by adding their statement in the "Candidates" section below by the start of the election. The following boilerplate can be used:
=== Name ===

{{user|Name}}
: Statement goes here...

==== Comments and questions for Name ====

*''What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?''
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*''What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?''
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==== Votes in support of Name ====

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  • The election will be conducted using simple approval voting. Any member of the project may support as many of the candidates as they wish. Membership of the project is broadly construed as any editor currently involved in the project's work. The candidate with the highest number of endorsements will become the lead coordinator (provided he or she is willing to assume the post); this position may be shared in the event that multiple candidates receive the highest number of endorsements. The remaining candidates will be appointed as coordinators to a maximum of ten appointments (including the lead coordinator), although the number of coordinators may be increased or reduced if there is a tie or near-tie for the last position.
  • Both project members and editors from outside the project are encouraged to ask questions of the nominees or make general comments.

Candidates

Voting is now concluded.

Current time is 05:10, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Eddie891

Eddie891 ( talk · contribs)

I've been active since late 2016. In that time, I've created 200 articles, written 20 odd GAs and DYKs and have two FAs, a FP, and an FL (most of which are in MILHIST scope.) I joined MILHIST two or three years ago now, and have been involved in content writing and reviewing since. I've met some really great people at MILHIST, and its generally been a great experience.

Comments and questions for Eddie891

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
  • First of all, the articles that I write. Second, the articles that I review. I have over 80 GA reviews, and several ACRs and FACs, most of which are in the military history scope. I really enjoy reviewing articles, whether for quality assessments or at AFD/NPP.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
  • I can help out in most of the maintenance tasks (such as content reviewing), and already write for The Signpost, so I could help with for the Bugle too, and am a new administrator, so would help out with those tasks as necessary. As I would be a first time co-ord, I would spend time watching how the more experienced users work, and learn from them, easing my way into the responsibilities.
  • If you are elected as coord, what roles and tasks are you willing to take? How do you see yourself as a coord? And what is/are your major achievement(s) in your (if elected) term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:33, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I'd see my self being involved in the content reviewing process, as well as providing advice (an informal role of the coord). I've got some experience in writing for The Signpost, so I could probably help at The Bugle. At first, being a new coord, I would take it slow and watch how the more experienced users do things, learning the correct way about them, before slowly getting involved myself. I'd imagine it's very similar to how I'm slowly getting more proficient with the admin tools by learning from how others do it.
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. 10:33, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Of course we need to be polite and courteous to new users, so the first step is to welcome them and point out what they did wrong in a simple way (while avoiding Wikipedia:ALPHABETTISPAGHETTI), guide them to where they can find help, and advise them on how to move forward. However, if the behavior continues, we cannot indefinitely tolerate vandalism and competence is required, so at some point they may have to be gently shown the door (if the behavior continues unabated, and no indication of improvement is shown). Of course, that's the worst case scenario, and hopefully we can help them navigate the complex maze of policies here. An alternative would be suggesting that they collaborate on their native-language Wiki or even the simple-english Wikipedia, which may help the user develop their English skills.
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? CPA-5 ( talk) 10:33, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I'd say it mainly depends on how much we're talking about, but for a sizable amount (like lifetime supply-type amounts) I would be willing to do one of the following 1) review any GAN/ACR/FAC/PR, 2) take a wikibreak, 3) consider opening a reconfirmation RFA. But no promises-- I am trying to stay at a reasonable level of fitness, which I doubt this would do wonders for. And I'm more of a pie and ice cream type of guy -- Face-smile.svg.

Votes in support of Eddie891

  1. Would definitely be an asset to the coord team. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:20, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Certainly. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support. Carptrash ( talk) 05:43, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Great all-rounder, would be a good addition to the team. Harrias talk 07:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support Looper5920 ( talk) 09:49, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Friendly and supportive editor. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Keen and friendly reviewer. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support. I wish you success in your duties if elected. Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Friendly, encouraging, pleasant to work with; would be a good addition to the tranche. - Indy beetle ( talk) 06:58, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. I know almost absolutely nothing about Eddie, but they seem like a skilled and expirienced editor. Hopefully, one day I will get to work with Eddy on an article. NetrualEditor ( talk) 17:35, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:55, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Support.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:47, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Eddie looks friendly and I like their answers to my questions. They have a lot of experiences and think is one of the people the team needs. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 19:22, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Support -- excellent content work and level headed. Thank you for volunteering for this role. Good luck. Regards, 06:00, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Support -- Good work. Donner60 ( talk) 06:20, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. Support and thanks for standing! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:22, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:29, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:10, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  21. Support, always good to see a fresh face as a coordinator. Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  22. Been seeing Eddie around the traps, looks like a good addition to the coord team. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 08:58, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Gog the Mild

Gog the Mild ( talk · contribs)

I am going to largely repeat what I said last time.
I have been active for less than three years and a coordinator for less than one, so feel a little hesitant in re-standing. Nevertheless, MilHist has become my Wiki-home over the past thirty months and I have much appreciated the wonderful and creative space made available for me. Working as a coordinator seems a useful way of partially paying back for the use of the "playground" and perhaps helping to maintain it as the collegiate place that it is.

Comments and questions for Gog the Mild

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
  • Working my way from writing so-so B class articles to being a regular at FAC. I honestly didn't know that I had it in me.
  • More or less meeting my own target of reviewing 2 GANs for each one I nominate; 5 ACRs; and 6 FACs. See here.
  • Shining a little light into some of the lesser known corners of military history. I remain especially pleased with Battle of Crécy.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
  • Again I shall largely repeat my comments from a year ago, with a little more conviction, having had a year of on-the-job training.
  • Some enthusiasm, some time, and some experience of being relatively new round here and finding some of the "obvious" and/or assumed procedures not so. As a natural Wikignome I actually enjoy some of the more repetitive or routine activities, so I am able to free some of the more experienced coordinators' time up for some of the more high-skill activities.
  • As a returning coord from your first term could you tell me how your first experiences as coord were? Have you achieved your coord duties and importantly have you made a personal big achievement? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:37, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
Closing the articlle writing contest - not recommended for a first coordinator activity!
Not for me to judge.
Becoming a regular at FAC and successfully nominating a further 16 articles, on MilHist topics from 256 BC to 1945.
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-English speaking Wikipedian who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:37, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
As gently as was reasonable while remaining firm I would tell them to find a new hobby: possibly on the Wikipedia of their native language.
  • If re-elected, what are your next coord achievements in your coming term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:37, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
Continue to: assess ACRs; close ACRs; occasionally close the article writing contest; make minor contributions to The Bugle; fiddle around with gnome work; get through the year without breaking anything.
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:37, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
For a Belgian chocolate I would be willing to demonstrate fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to Wikipedia.
Don't forget the nice red uniforms! Harrias talk 06:27, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
We never forget the nice red uniforms! Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:19, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Gog the Mild

  1. No brainer, not only an awesome content creator and prolific reviewer, but gets stuck into whatever needs doing within the project. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Hasn't been around all that long, but has made quite a name for himself. (It helps that "Gog" is easy to spell.) Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Bit of a klutz with templates at times, but tries hard. Harrias talk 07:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support. NatriumGedrogt ( talk) 09:11, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support EnigmaMcmxc ( talk) 13:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support. TwoScars ( talk) 13:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Definitely, although I need to give them a crash course on hatnotes sometime. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Gog and I actually joined the Military History project at around the same time, though it doesn't feel like it-- they have quickly become a high-quality producer of content, while remaining helpful and seemingly involved in most aspects of the project. I enjoy every interaction I have with them, and would consider Gog one of my closer 'wiki-friends' (though I may be wrong on the last point). An easy support. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:28, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support. Definitely a very valuable coordinator. Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Has more than proved their value to the project over their brief time here. - Indy beetle ( talk) 06:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:55, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. A'yup.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:48, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Support Meanderingbartender ( talk) 20:10, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Let's be honest, we all cannot deny Gog hasn't done anything. I think we're stuck with him for a while. Anywho, has always been friendly to people and is pretty active on both the coord housework and personal projects. It was an honour to work with you side by side. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 23:28, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Thank you for stepping up again -- you are a fine contributor and I'm sure you will continue to grow in the co-ord role. All the best. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk)
  17. Support -- Tireless contributor. Keep up the good work. Donner60 ( talk) 06:21, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Support – very balanced and helpful individual; and thanks for standing! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:24, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:29, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:10, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  21. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  22. As far as content creation and review goes, Gog has made the biggest splash in the shortest time of any editor I can remember, in MilHist and in WP as a whole. He's also eminently suited in temperament to the coord role, so this is an easy vote. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 14:36, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  23. For sure. Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  24. I've not been around as much lately, and I still have seen Gog make a good impression in contribution to the project. Gladly support. — Sasuke Sarutobi ( push to talk) 17:55, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  25. Good luck -- Calidum 03:59, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Harrias

Harrias ( talk · contribs)

Although I've been on Wikipedia since 2005, I didn't become all that active until 2009. I primarily edited in sports articles until 2015, when I went on a local history kick, which also involved my first MilHist articles, a couple of First English Civil War articles: Sieges of Taunton and Siege of Lyme Regis. I was another four years before my next; Battle of Sourton Down late last year. In that regard, I've only been an active member of this project for around a year, though I have been a significant contributor to 68 pieces of Featured content and 99 Good articles.

Comments and questions for Harrias

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • Although I have done a fair amount of work in the past year at improving First English Civil War articles, I am equally as proud of the reviews carried out on other MilHist articles to help improve them, at GA, ACR and FA alike. I particularly enjoy improving articles on the smaller, more obscure engagements. Although they have a much smaller view count, it often involves pulling together disparate references to create what sometimes might be the most comprehensive single account of the engagement available.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I've been an admin for almost eight years, and lent my skills to various different processes. I'm generally pretty competent with general housekeeping tasks, and am happy to 'muck-in' wherever needed.
  • If you are elected as coord, what roles and tasks are you willing to take? How do you see yourself as a coord? And what is/are your major achievement(s) in your (if elected) term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:40, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Nothing major; essentially I'm happy just to help out with all the little housekeeping tasks to keep things ticking over. Harrias talk 06:36, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:40, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Honestly, it's not my forte, so I'd leave it to someone else. (Know your own limitations!) Harrias talk 06:36, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:40, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • I'm more of a Swiss chocolate kind of guy... Harrias talk 06:36, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • What would you do for Swiss chocolate? Better? Belgian chocolate is better (except Milka which also delicious)! Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:28, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Yeah, Milka is to die for. Only, yeah, I wouldn't actually die for it. Maybe I should update my userpage though: "Will carry out GA/ACR/FA reviews for Milka." Harrias talk 10:43, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Harrias

  1. Definitely a great candidate, lots of content creation and reviewing experience, will be an asset. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:22, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Great work on the Civil War articles. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support Carptrash ( talk) 05:44, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:22, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support Looper5920 ( talk) 09:48, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Means well. Mostly. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Competent, quality work, nice user to interact with. Will be a benefit to the project-- Eddie891 Talk Work 20:29, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support, he is the voice of the experience talk -- Tetsou TheIronman ( talk) 02:15, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:56, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Support.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:48, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Harrias has always been helpful in his reviews, personally I've learnt somethings I haven't noticed yet. An experienced editor especially with their reviews, organising drives and his own content. One of the few people who have been active in both the sports and military worlds which would make the coming terms interesting. Such editors are needed in the team! Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 23:37, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Very experienced admin and content contributor; thanks for nominating. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 06:00, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Support -- Supported for administrator; I am sure Harrias will be a good reviewer as well as contributing quality content work. Donner60 ( talk) 06:23, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:30, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:10, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. Support Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. I've probably had more contact with Harrias at FAC than MilHist (a reflection of where my priorities have had to be lately) and that's all been positive so be glad to see him on the coord team here. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 09:02, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Hawkeye7

Hawkeye7 ( talk · contribs)

I have been part of the project since 2007, and was a coordinator from 2012 to 2016, and 2018-2020. I was the project Military Historian of the Year in 2012, and the runner up in 2014 and 2016. I have created or improved 81 Featured Articles, 124 A-class Articles, and 305 Good Articles. I am one of the 1,000 most active Wikipedians.

Comments and questions for Hawkeye7

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    The main project I worked on was improving the articles on the Manhattan Project. This involved the improvement to Good article status or better for over a hundred articles. The history of the Manhattan Project was turned into a Featured Topic. I then turned to the British nuclear project, creating the articles on its history. That is also now complete, and I have since been upgrading the odd article on nuclear weapons or logistics.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    I have access to academic libraries and online journal resources, and have experience with military history research. I also write Bots, in Perl and C#. In the last year I turned to getting our MilHistBot to clean up our project backlogs.
  • As one of the returning coords could you tell me please have you achieved your coord duties and importantly have you made a personal big achievement? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:43, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    The main achievement has been the development of the MilHistBot. Initially it was to handle the cumbersome A-class assessment. Over time, additional tasks have been added, including maintaining the membership list, and handling project awards. Over the last year the Bot has begun helping with our backlogs. Initially the Bots used Perl, a language with which I was most familiar, but the API was not being maintained, and I feared that security-related changes to the MediaWiki API like OpenAuth might cause it to fail. I then set out to create a new version using C#. There was an existing API that someone had written, but it was fairly basic. I created a new one for my purpose, which was implemented in C# from the ground up. It has not been a complete success, as it has been plagued by mysterious failures, so no conversion of the old to the new has been performed. It has been extended to handle all the tasks performed by the Bot if the need to do so arises though, and it can do some things the Perl version cannot, like processing large categories, so it has been used for the jobs that process the backlogs. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:26, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-English speaking Wikipedian who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:43, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    It's important to be friendly to newcomers. I was a newcomer myself once. I soon ran into a conflict with an editor called Grant65. This was quickly defused once I convinced him that I knew what I was talking about. And that's the key to the MilHist Project. On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. A desire to contribute is not enough; you need to demonstrate that you have something to contribute. Otherwise your first encounter with Hawkeye7 may make you feel like you're being treated like an undergraduate. I have worked with newcomers, and conducted classes for them at the University of Canberra and University of Queensland. I tell them not to sweat the stuff like the MOS (does anybody understand it any more?) or markup; this will likely be handled by the first wiki-gnome that comes along. Violating copyright is more serious, and the editor may need to be served notice that this is forbidden, and can get you blocked. A common mistake is to confuse the coordinators with ArbCom. (ArbCom is itself guilty of this.) ArbCom deals with editor behavior, and resolves conflicts with blocks, bans, and banging heads together. Military History Project coordinators are concerned with content, and resolve content disputes through expertise and consensus. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:46, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • If re-elected, what are your next coord achievements in your coming term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:43, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    I was hoping to get the Bot to clean up the backlog of articles without task forces. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:46, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:43, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    House rule here is that chocolate is deemed to have zero calories. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)


Votes in support of Hawkeye7

  1. Of course, a project stalwart and the owner and operator of the brilliant Milhistbot. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:22, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support Carptrash ( talk) 05:45, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:22, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support - I also seem to remember this editor being a great help and inspiration to me some time ago...around the 2007 to 2009 period if I am no mistaken. I sometimes am.-- Mark Miller ( talk) 07:06, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Amazing bot, amazing editor, amazing asset. Harrias talk 07:40, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support Looper5920 ( talk) 09:48, 15 September 2020 (UTC)r
  7. Support: Harrias got this right. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Support: Hawkeye7 is an excellent producer and guide in a pinch. Besides, I support zero-calorie chocolate. :) -- Georgia Army Vet Contribs Talk 12:48, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support EnigmaMcmxc ( talk) 13:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support Cuprum17 ( talk) 13:59, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. You made the bot, so we'll continue to let you run it. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. I guess. Has written some codes and articles or something? Eddie891 Talk Work 20:29, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Certainly has my support. Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Is this the " nuclear option"? Lots of experience, and the bot has been a helpful addition to the project. - Indy beetle ( talk) 07:07, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Support Nford24 ( PE121 Personnel Request Form) 07:37, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Support. I can see the sheer skill this user has for the Military History community. I put my full support behind this candidate. 𝕱𝖑𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖗𝕻𝖊𝖙𝖆𝖑𝖘 𝕸𝖞 𝕾𝖎𝖙𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝕽𝖔𝖔𝖒 21:54, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:56, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Support — MisterBee1966 ( talk) 13:21, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. A'yup.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:49, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. Support Meanderingbartender ( talk) 20:13, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  21. Ah Hawkeye one of the few people who can make and mantain a wilde bot. An excellent bot to be honest. I think the coming terms would be intressting with your new idea. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 23:42, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  22. Thanks for all you have done for Wikipedia and MILHIST over the years -- how you maintain the enthusiasm, I will never know. But thank you. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 06:00, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  23. Support -- Long time great contributor (glad to know about the chocolate) Donner60 ( talk) 06:26, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  24. Support, very productive editor; and thanks for standing! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:29, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  25. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:30, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  26. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:10, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  27. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  28. Hawkeye's contributions both in content creation and in development of the MilHist and FAC bots are simply awesome, good to see you back here. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 14:36, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  29. Support Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  30. Both personally highly productive, and author of various tools to help others be productive. A real force multiplier in the project. Gladly support. — Sasuke Sarutobi ( push to talk) 21:43, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

HHFJBaker

Hhfjbaker ( talk) Hhfjbaker ( talk · contribs) 15:24, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Hello folks, I've been editing Wikipedia since 2009. I am a retired US Navy veteran. My minor was history with an emphasis on military history. I spent 12 years on active duty including 6 in Europe. I spent 13 years in the reserves. I started editing articles of which I had personal knowledge. I have really been getting into the War of Rebellion articles since the quarantine started. I would be greatly honored to be elected, but would stand by to assist those elected if I was not. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 15:24, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Hhfjbaker

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • Beefing up articles on New England regiments in the War of Rebellion. Cleaning up and expanding the VQ-2 page.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I was/am a technical editor by profession. I have a lot of copy editing, developmental editing, and research experience.
  • If you are elected as coord, what roles and tasks are you willing to take? How do you see yourself as a coord? And what is/are your major achievement(s) in your (if elected) term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:45, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Copyediting, researching, and completing any task assigned to me to the best of my ability. Working on getting to a consensus on disagreements. Playing Devil's Advocate in some discussions to ensure that the proposal is as sound as the proponents are trying to make it. In the words of Peacemaker, "more precision" on articles. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:49, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:45, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Firstly, remain civil at all costs. When writing for non-native speakers, my goal is to be as clear and simple in language as possible. One of the first steps would be to hear their complete argument. One sometimes needs to ask follow up questions to get to the hear of their issue. There are many ways to arrive at a solution (I did tours overseas working with allies and wrote many exercise orders, ops manuals, and intel scenarios for non-native English speakers; I also had to keep it as plan as possible so that it could be easily translated into French, too), but a cardinal rule is "be nice" because rarely, rarely do we find people working on articles wanting to do a poor job of it. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:49, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:45, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • That is such an unfair question! I am on a diet now as I creakingly enter my sixties, and my mouth started watering just reading your question. Oof!. I love chocolate. Everytime I went to SHAPE/NATO HQ, I always had orders for various quantities from squadron mates in Spain and Staff mates in Naples. Twice, I managed to participate in a parts run to a detachment in East Anglia followed by a weekend in Brussels. It was amazing how much Belgian chocolate, fruit lambic beer, and Trappist beer one could fit in a Whale (Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior). Returning to the actual question, I would be able to sing its praises to the poles, the Himalayas, the Dead Sea, and the Marianas Trench. It's great chocolate. Oh, and of course read the Wikipedia article on it tomorrow and see if I can add anything of value to it. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:49, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  • G'day, Hhfjbaker, thanks for your service here and in real life. Your time in the Navy sounds fascinating. I am largely a land-based creature myself, but a few years ago I was lucky enough to take a trip in an Osprey off the SEQ coast during an exercise and have (stupidly) jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft into Jervis Bay during an earlier time in my career. Anyway, regarding your time on Wikipedia, have you had much experience with the formal content review process (for instance, peer, Good article, A-class or featured)? While not absolutely necessary, having some experience either as a nominator, or as a reviewer, would help you with closing A-class reviews, which is one of the roles of the project's co-ords. If not, have you perhaps been involved with assessing articles against the B-class criteria at WP:MHA? Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 07:34, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
Alas, no, I have not gone through a formal content review. I have read the articles. I am eager to participate in some. I understand that the odds of election are against me because of this (and I do not really expect to be elected), but if one is interested in participating with this level of Wikipedia, one should follow the suggestions of mentors and throw one's hat in the ring. If not elected, I hope I can help out those elected and any other contacts made here to become a better Wikipedia contributor. To repeat, my formal content review experience is nil, but I want to learn and contribute. And thank you for your service! Hhfjbaker ( talk) 17:46, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
G'day, thanks for getting back to me. If I can offer some advice about getting involved, I'd suggest reading through the project's talk page to get a feel for relevant discussions, and weighing in if you have an opinion (or just watching if you don't feel comfortable offering an opinion straight away). I'd also suggest nominating some of your articles for assessment at WP:MHA. Once you get a feel for the project's B-class criteria, maybe you could assess one or two of the other nominations at WP:MHA and then you can build your experience from there. If you aren't completely comfortable with completing the assessment of someone else's nomination, I'd suggest running your assessment past an experienced reviewer first to confirm if they agree with you. That way you can see how you are getting on. All the best. Regards, 09:09, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the advice. Will do. Cheers! Hhfjbaker ( talk) 16:12, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Hhfjbaker

  1. Dedicated article improver, see 92nd Illinois Infantry Regiment. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Seems to have good content work, is competent and kind. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:31, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. In my opinion hhfjbaker sounds a little bit mythical and haven't seen him walking here around. Which is of course a good thing! New members are always welcomed esspecially the ones who are unfimilair with the team. As one of the people who are not into higher quality articles like GAs, As or FAs it's still important to make a sifnificant to change articles into Bs which more people should follow more. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 23:52, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support -- Great background and good work. Glad to see a few more contributors to American Civil War articles stepping up. There really is still much to write about in existing articles as well as some new ones. Donner60 ( talk) 06:28, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support – c/e guy after my own heart; thanks for standing! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:32, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:11, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Hog Farm

Hog Farm ( talk · contribs)

Well, I feel rather presumptuous putting my name here, since I've been around on this site for less than a year, but since I've been encouraged to run here, I guess my work speaks for itself.

Comments and questions for Hog Farm

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • Hmmm. It seems to me that the most skill required areas in the project are writing and reviewing, which anyone can do. I guess I've got a clue, and I'm familiar with the project norms, so I can help out where stuff needs done.
  • If you are elected as coord, what roles and tasks are you willing to take? How do you see yourself as a coord? And what is/are your major achievement(s) in your (if elected) term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:46, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Checking the monthly contest results (I'm not bothered by tedious work), closing ACRs I'm not involved with, helping organize backlog drives and contests, while still reviewing at GAN/ACR/FAC and hopefully getting some article throughput of my own, as time allows. My main coord interest would be in doing some of the more boring/tedious work; I'd also be willing to help out with the Bugle if I were ever needed. Something I'd like to see over the next year is quicker throughput at ACR.
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:46, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Well, for one thing, I think it's important to be courteous/clear in communication. Be nice, and avoid jargon as much as possible. Thank them when they do something correctly, but gently nudge them in the right direction if they do wrong. Honestly, only a moderate level of English functioning is necessary to be able to handle this project, as demonstrated by my getting an FA despite speaking a butchered form of rural Southern American English.
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:46, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Hog Farm

  1. A great newish member of the project, kicking some big goals on ACW articles, keen reviewer. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:23, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:25, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Doesn't feel like a new editor; has maturity beyond their experience, would be a great addition. Harrias talk 07:42, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. The up and coming newer editor. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support. Willing to review my longish articles. TwoScars ( talk) 13:41, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Undoubtedly-- a new yet clearly competent user. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:35, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. I give my support. Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:56, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Definitely.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:49, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. I have seen the English Civil War, Punic Wars, warships, Aussies and Kiwis, WWII articles etc. Something has to spice it up until a wild Hog (probably gonna confuse with Gog) has appeared and gave us more American Civil War content to enjoy. Friendly editor and because of the current pandemic haven't seen him that much because of personal reasons. Keep up, you're doing great and you're certainly welcome in the team. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 00:11, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Another great new contributor to American Civil War articles (and others). Prodigious, in fact. Gog, Hog, next? Donner60 ( talk) 06:31, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. I have been very impressed with your arty articles, although unfortunately due to work I haven't been able to review some of the latest ones at ACR. If elected, I am sure you will do well in the new role. Thanks for your time. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 06:46, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:30, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:11, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Shown some great promise, I'm confident the coord role would do them and us well. - Indy beetle ( talk) 03:53, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. Support Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Been seeing this (memorable!) name popping up more and more lately, another good new candidate for the team. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 09:06, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Indy beetle

Indy beetle ( talk · contribs)

I've been editing Wikipedia as a registered user since January 2016. My earliest work was on MilHist topics, mostly obscure WWI and WWII content. Since then I've bounced around some in my content areas, though I always end up returning to MilHist. These days it's mostly African military history of the 20th century. I am a member of the World War I task force, World War II task force, and the African military history task force. I have never been a coordinator for the MilHist project.

Comments and questions for Indy beetle

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • My first ever A-class and Featured article, Operation Grandslam, will always hold a special place in my heart due to the work and excitement that went into crafting it, as well the uniqueness of the topic. However, what stands out now is probably the work I did to bring all of the battles related to the Uganda–Tanzania War to Good topic status. It was a pleasant experience collaborating with another user to produce the content, and, after spending months sifting through a spotty historiography, I'm proud of the finished product as one of the better areas in which African military history is represented on Wikipedia.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I've done my own share of reviews and assessments of articles, though certainly not as many as the people listed above. I think the most unique thing I can bring to the project as a coordinator is my level of accumulated experience dealing with Africa-related articles. It is one of our underserved areas, and I hope that in the position of coordinator I can more readily assist other editors who wish to "take the plunge" into the topic in navigating sources, naming conventions, etc. which are unfamiliar to many. Through my experience in the Uganda-related military articles I've also learned a lot about evaluating the merits of different sources and incorporating conflicting views of the same events, and I hope to use this knowledge to the aid of others. - Indy beetle ( talk) 05:27, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
  • If you are elected as coord, what roles and tasks are you willing to take? How do you see yourself as a coord? And what is/are your major achievement(s) in your (if elected) term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:47, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • As informal as the position of coord is, I imagine that of the responsibilities laid out for it I'd be participating the in more informal ones. General project guidance, helping with The Bugle (I've made some contributions before and I have some Signpost experience), tagging and assessing, handling some GA, FA, and A-class reviews, etc. The most formal function I see myself performing would be closing ACRs. Quite frankly the contests are of little interest to me and I'm happy to let others do the lions' share of that work, though I could see myself helping with a backlog drive.
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:47, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Well, firstly, vandalism is vandalism, and a simple terse warning is all that is required for that. As for the good faith contributors, I think the best thing is to encourage them in the long run to look at contributing to another language wiki in as simple, few words as possible. The one thing I think these less-than-fluent English wiki users can really do to help us is to redirect us to some good foreign sources of which we might not be aware. So, it never hurts to ask them if they can provide a good link or directory listing for something like that. I remember once an Ethiopian-origin user providing some rare details on detainees in an Italian prison camp during the occupation of Ethiopia using an Amharic book they possessed. We likely would've never known about that information without them.
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? ~Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:47, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Indy beetle

  1. An awesome content contributor in a pretty unrepresented area, knows the ropes. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:24, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support Carptrash ( talk) 05:46, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:23, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Oh yes. Seems to be helping out all over the place. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Good work in undercoveraged subject matters. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. It was great to work with Indy on Katangese Gendarmerie, though I suppose they did the vast majority of writing. Great writer, great person, would be a good coord. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:33, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support. Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:57, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Definitely.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:50, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support Meanderingbartender ( talk) 20:12, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Fantastic contributions in a niche area and level-headed; great to see new names volunteering here for co-ord duties. All the best. Thank you for volunteering. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 06:05, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Support -- Good new contributor. There are plenty of articles still to be written and many to be improved in Indy beetles's areas or interest. Donner60 ( talk) 06:34, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Always have enjoyed in his Ugandan–Tanzania War's articles. Back in the days, I was inspired by his work and involvement within the project and so became also active within the project. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:50, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:11, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Support Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. Indy's been around quite a while, has he really not been a coord yet? In those immortal words from Braveheart, "Tha' is sumthin' we shall hafta remedy...!" Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 09:09, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Parsecboy

Parsecboy ( talk · contribs)

I've been a member of the project since 2008 or so and have been a coordinator from 2009 to 2011, including one term as lead coord, and again since 2016 (I had taken a step back while I was in grad school). My primary area of interest is 19th and 20th century naval history. I'm happy to continue helping out with the various coordinator tasks.

Comments and questions for Parsecboy

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • Probably the WP:OMT special project, the goal of which is to document all of the modern battleships at Good Article quality or better. The project is nearly complete, and we just finished the French portion of the topic. I've written 82 FAs, most of which are within the scope of OMT.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I have a fair bit of experience with various aspects of Wikipedia, and I'm an admin, so I can help with issues that require those tools.
  • As one of the returning coords could you tell me please have you achieved your coord duties and importantly have you made a personal big achievement? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:49, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:49, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • If re-elected, what are your next coord achievements in your coming term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:49, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:49, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Parsecboy

  1. Of course. A huge contributor to the project on the content front, also gets stuck into things that need doing. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:25, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:24, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Helpful, experienced member of the project. Harrias talk 07:47, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support Looper5920 ( talk) 09:47, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support - someone has to actually do the work around here. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support EnigmaMcmxc ( talk) 13:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Support. - Indy beetle ( talk) 07:10, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support — MisterBee1966 ( talk) 13:21, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. A'yup.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:50, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Support. Векочел ( talk) 13:37, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Support -- Naval history expert and long time large contributor. Donner60 ( talk) 06:35, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Support this very helpful candidate; and thanks for standing! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:35, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:30, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. As an ex-coord lead PB has a lot of experiences in coord duties and hopefully OMT would be finished in the following term. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:14, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:12, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. :-) Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Keeps on keeping on with fine articles and coord work, thanks for standing again PB. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 14:36, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. Support Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. Undeniably valuable contributor to the project. Support. — Sasuke Sarutobi ( push to talk) 18:00, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Peacemaker67

Peacemaker67 ( talk · contribs)

G'day, for those that don't know me, I'm a retired Australian Army officer, and I've been a member of the project since 2011, and with the exception of a year break in 2016-2017, have served as a coordinator continuously since September 2013, with the last two years as lead coordinator. So, I know the ropes, and if I don't know something about the project I know who does. Being a coord is a lot less onerous than it used to be in my earlier days, thanks to Hawkeye7's Milhistbot, so the main coord jobs are now running drives, checking the monthly contest, closing A-Class reviews, handing out awards and setting up election pages like this one. I do all that stuff pretty consistently. I also like to celebrate individual project members' milestones in our monthly newsletter The Bugle, and nudge people to finalise reviews or ask for additional reviewers to keep our production line of quality content rolling. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 03:07, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Peacemaker67

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • I'm proud of the 58 Featured Articles I've contributed to, and particularly those in the rather fraught " Yugoslavia in World War II" area I mainly edit in, some of which have been promoted despite the best efforts of POV-pushers to derail them. But I am most proud of my contribution to reviewing at GAN, ACR and FAC, because it is my way of giving back to other editors who have reviewed articles I've nominated and helping new editors develop their skills and navigate assessment, and keeps our quality assessment processes ticking over.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I have pretty much done everything coords need to know how to do, I'm here a lot because I'm retired, and I get stuck in to whatever needs doing in a timely way. I am also an admin, so can help with housekeeping jobs as needed by project members like page moving and deletions. I also have a strong track record of defending the project against those who would like to disrupt or undermine it and our collective efforts.
  • As one of the returning coords could you tell me please have you achieved your coord duties and importantly have you made a personal big achievement? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • My biggest achievement in the last year has been the nearly 100 FAC reviews and Milhist ACRs I've completed, along with several dozen GAN reviews, but I have also started marking personal milestones for project members in The Bugle, and try to keep assessment nominations moving by posting prompts on the Milhist talk page and on the review pages. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 01:32, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • This can vary depending on what response I get to my initial interaction. If the individual seems to be reading the policy I point them to, and are improving their editing, I try to be as helpful as possible. However, I mostly work in a controversial area (Yugoslavia in WWII), and if they persist in vandalism, copyright vios or POV editing after I have tried to set them straight, I don't believe we are required to assume good faith indefinitely, and depending on whether I am involved on not, I will use the admin tools or report them on a dramaboard. However, if someone is genuinely asking for help or guidance, I try to provide it. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 01:32, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • If re-elected, what are your next coord achievements in your coming term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • If the members of the project want me to continue in the role, I would keep doing what I am doing, as it seems to be working. I am also thinking about a new type of drive, given Milhistbot has pretty much eliminated the need for backlog drives. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 01:32, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Depends on the amount and whether it is dark or milk chocolate. For a large block of dark Belgian chocolate, I would happily review all someone's FACs for a year. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 01:32, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Peacemaker67

  1. Gets my vote. Tackles some tough topics. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support Carptrash ( talk) 05:46, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Definitely. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:20, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support - a very reasonable contributor Deathlibrarian ( talk) 07:18, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Da Big Boss Man: brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and mediation skills. Harrias talk 07:44, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support NatriumGedrogt ( talk) 09:12, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support Looper5920 ( talk) 09:48, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Support - if Peacemaker did not exist, it would be necessary to to invent them. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support EnigmaMcmxc ( talk) 13:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support - Lots of knowledge and willing to look at my longish articles. TwoScars ( talk) 13:43, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Support Cuprum17 ( talk) 13:57, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Most certainly. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Well, I suppose-- a pleasure to interact with and a very valuable asset to the project. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Very big support. Векочел ( talk) 03:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Experienced in the coord role, good reviewer, knows their way around a tough content area, very pleasant to work with. - Indy beetle ( talk) 06:55, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Support Nford24 ( PE121 Personnel Request Form) 07:38, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. Strong support - great editor, willing to deal with difficult topics, one of the most valuable contributors in the Balkan topic area. Gog the Mild summed it up perfectly.-- Maleschreiber ( talk) 19:23, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Support - I am entirely on board having this astute user of Wikipedia on the Military history board. Their contributions to the MilHist group have greatly benefited the community, which makes them a great candidate to continue as lead coordinator. 𝕱𝖑𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖗𝕻𝖊𝖙𝖆𝖑𝖘 𝕸𝖞 𝕾𝖎𝖙𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝕽𝖔𝖔𝖒 22:15, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. Strong support - great insight and considerable knowledge of Balkans' military history, combined with deep familiarity with literature on the subject brings an authorative voice to the scope.-- ౪ Santa ౪ 99° 00:25, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:57, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  21. Support — MisterBee1966 ( talk) 13:19, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  22. A'yup.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:51, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  23. Support. Ma nam is geoffrey (talk) ( talk) 14:02, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  24. Support Meanderingbartender ( talk) 20:12, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  25. Support - thanks for running again, PM. I have not been able to contribute much of late due to work and a general sense of malaise, but I rest assured that the project is in good hands with you (and many others) around. Great group of candidates this year. Nice to see some new names and some old ones, too. Cheers, AustralianRupert ( talk) 06:15, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  26. Support -- Not only a great content contributor but excellent at administrating the project, interacting with the users and reviewing. Thanks for all the good work. Donner60 ( talk) 06:38, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  27. Support another great MilHist worker bee; and thanks for standing! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:36, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  28. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:31, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  29. If Milhist was a big familly then PM would be everyone's god father. Had a fun and intressting experiances from PM. I hope you would go through another great year as coord lead it was a pleasure to work with you mate. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:20, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  30. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:12, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  31. Strong Support —- Not afraid to get his fingers dirty. Doesn’t back down from problematic editors. Nerves of steel. Absolute asset not only to MilHist but Wikipedia in general. A man whose judgement I ultimately trust in the end. OyMosby ( talk) 20:56, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  32. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  33. One of the great all-round contributors and right from the beginning was ideal coord material, as he continues to prove. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 14:36, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  34. Support Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  35. Whenever I see great work (both in content and in keeping the project running), Peacemaker's name doesn't seem to be far away. Support. — Sasuke Sarutobi ( push to talk) 17:49, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  36. Keep up the good work. -- Calidum 03:58, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Sturmvogel 66

Sturmvogel_66 ( talk · contribs)

I've been a coordinator for most of the last decade and tend to devote much of my time towards reviewing articles at all levels while doing a lot of content creation.

Comments and questions for Sturmvogel 66

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • I'm partners with Parsecboy in our project to get all 500-odd battleship articles to featured status. As part of that I've helped to create the largest Featured Topic in Wikipedia, Battlecruisers of the World. I've also done over 800 Good Articles and even more Good Article reviews than that.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • While I'm not an admin, I've been doing this a very long time and generally know how to get things done or who might be able to help.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 23:17, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
  • As one of the returning coords could you tell me please have you achieved your coord duties and importantly have you made a personal big achievement? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • I've contributed to many ACRs and have closed many that I haven't reviewed. I'm probably most pleased by passing the 800 mark for both Good Articles and Good Article reviews.
  • A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • If the edit in question appears to be vandalism I tend just to revert with a terse comment, but if the editor is sincere in wanting to contribute, I'll point out where he's making mistakes while providing links to the correct way to do things. Every so often I have encountered editors whose command of English isn't as good as they might have thought it was and I've spent quite a bit of time pointing out errors and making suggestions for improving their language skills.
  • If re-elected, what are your next coord achievements in your coming term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • I intend to review more ACRs this next term; I haven't been dealing all that well with the social isolation imposed by all the COVID-19 restrictions.
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Not much ;-) I'm not a big fan of chocolate!-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:45, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Sturmvogel 66

  1. Has runs on the board, massive content contributions and many years as an active project member and coord. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:25, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. major contributor to the project. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support Carptrash ( talk) 05:47, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:23, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. The content creator extraordinaire, and yet still has time to offer sensible, thought-through opinions and help out in a variety of ways. Harrias talk 07:48, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support NatriumGedrogt ( talk) 09:13, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support Looper5920 ( talk) 09:46, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. A'yup. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support EnigmaMcmxc ( talk) 13:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Support. Rosiestep ( talk) 15:06, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Support. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Yup-- Eddie891 Talk Work 20:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. Support. Pizzaking13 ( talk) 21:46, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:57, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Support — MisterBee1966 ( talk) 13:20, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. Support. Векочел ( talk) 13:33, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. Very experienced as a co-ord, reviewer and content contributor. Cheers for running again -- hope things are well where you are. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 06:38, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. Support -- Echoing AustralianRupert. Donner60 ( talk) 06:40, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:31, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. Up to the 1,000th GAN and GA review. ;) Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:24, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  21. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:12, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  22. :-) Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  23. Great experience in the coord role, and of course phenomenal content creation. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 14:36, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  24. Support Zawed ( talk) 03:08, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  25. Incredible track record of high-quality content. Support without a second thought. — Sasuke Sarutobi ( push to talk) 17:43, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  26. Good luck. -- Calidum 03:58, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Векочел

Векочел ( talk · contribs)

I have been editing Wikipedia for about 3 years now. I have been coordinator for the last year. At times I found it difficult to carry out the responsibilities that being coordinator entails, but I suppose it’s because I’m relatively new. A year certainly helps to gain experience and if I am re-elected I will be sure to fulfill the duties to the best of my ability. Векочел ( talk) 02:38, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Векочел

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • Getting to learn the basic tasks of a coordinator...I’m still relatively new, so I did have to do this. Векочел ( talk) 11:18, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I have knowledge of the duties of an coordinator. I’d like to think that makes me qualified to exercise those duties. Векочел ( talk) 11:18, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
  • As a returning coord from your first term could you tell me how your first experiences as coord were? Have you achieved your coord duties and importantly have you made a personal big achievement? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:53, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Being a first term coord was quite challenging honestly. When you’re new to the task, it’s not always easy figuring things out. I hope that I’ve fulfilled my duties well. I only got to exercise it a few times but closing an A class review felt pretty major to me. Векочел ( talk) 03:29, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-native English speaker who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:53, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • First of all, I would welcome them. Then I would try to get a bilingual speaker of their native language to help with translating if possible, and hopefully they could help me answer any questions. Векочел ( talk) 03:29, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • If re-elected, what are your next coord achievements in your coming term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:53, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Only time will tell! I hope I can get more familiar with these coord duties. Векочел ( talk) 03:29, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:53, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
    • I would paint a gigantic picture (I’m an artist). I imagine that should be enough for the chocolate. Векочел ( talk) 03:29, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • G'day, thanks for standing again. What would you say is the most significant thing you learned about being a co-ord last year? Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 07:42, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Entering into the duties of coord I found it kind of challenging. I’d say the most significant lesson I learned is don’t be afraid to seek help from the more experienced coords. I’m really a DIY type of guy so it’s not always easy to remember that! Векочел ( talk) 12:33, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Векочел

  1. Nice to have a relative newcomer. Keep reading his name as человек for some reason. (And good that someone else sorted it into alphabetic order. I would have put him at the top of the list, as B comes after А and Б but before Г.) Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:24, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:58, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support -- Trusting that a year's experience will bring further contributions. Donner60 ( talk) 06:41, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support -- Wikipedia is a learning experience; I am sure you will get more comfortable in the role as you spend more time in it. All the best. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 08:56, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
    1. Thanks mate :) Векочел ( talk) 00:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:12, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support -- NatriumGedrogt ( Talk) 14:42, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Zawed

Zawed ( talk · contribs)

Hi all, I've been editing Wikipedia since 2012 and have been around the Military History project for several years. I have fulfilled a co-ordinator role for the last three or four years and think I'm a safe pair of hands who helps with the behind=the-scenes operations of the project. Zawed ( talk) 08:56, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Zawed

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • Generally, it has been the improvement of New Zealand related subjects within the project, having contributed to 25 A-Class articles, and about 65-odd GAs (with a few Aussie-related GAs on top of that as well). In the past year, I have worked towards bring three articles within the scope of the project to Featured Article status.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I attend to various administrative-related tasks within the project - assessing articles, closing A-Class reviews, helping checking contest entries and so on. I try and help with the reviewing workload as well.
  • As one of the returning coords could you tell me please have you achieved your coord duties and importantly have you made a personal big achievement? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:55, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I would consider that I have achieved at least some of what I set out to do as a coordinator - closing A-Class reviews, assisting with the contest. As to big achievements, I have taken four articles to FA status in the past 12 months or so which for me is a big deal. Zawed ( talk) 10:44, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Just curious what your response will be; maybe I can learn from your answer) A coord should help everyone or warn them in a friendly way. How would you respond if a non-English speaking Wikipedian who almost cannot understand English but does want to contribute to the English Wikipedia has vandalised, violated MOS (even though they don’t understand it), violated our copyright policy, getting somehow in a discussion on a talk page, is new to the project or asking you for help? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:55, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Tricky - AGF for a start, remedy the damage to Wikipedia, point them (gently) to the appropriate guidelines but really, if their English is not up to it, suggest that they contribute to the Wiki of their native-language. Zawed ( talk) 10:44, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • If re-elected, what are your next coord achievements in your coming term? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:55, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I intend to just keep on doing what I have been doing. Zawed ( talk) 10:44, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • (Took a question from years ago; an additional question for the sake of critical thinking/lightening the mood) What would you do for Belgian chocolate? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:55, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I'll tell you what I won't do, which is I won't break my keto diet. I've been on it for nine months and don't intend to give it up until Christmas Day, which is when I will partake in a Pavlova. Zawed ( talk) 10:44, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • *Sarcastic joke* I've heard that Pavlova is typically Australian and is the best in the world is that true? Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:55, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • We let Australians think that to make them feel better about themselves. Zawed ( talk) 22:58, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Votes in support of Zawed

  1. A couple of years ago, we were a bit thin on coords and the first project member I thought to co-opt was Zawed. Enough said. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 05:26, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. A New Zealander. Nuff said. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:25, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Good editor and coordinator who knows their stuff. Harrias talk 07:49, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support Looper5920 ( talk) 09:47, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. Support - so there will always be someone to close ACRs. Gog the Mild ( talk) 10:37, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support EnigmaMcmxc ( talk) 13:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Support Cuprum17 ( talk) 13:55, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. Support. Hog Farm Bacon 15:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Parsecboy ( talk) 11:58, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. A'yup.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 20:51, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Support. Векочел ( talk) 13:34, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. I'm still smarting about the pavlova comment... All jokes aside, it has been a pleasure working with Zawed over the years. You are a fantastic editor and have shown considerable commitment as a co-ord over the past four tranches. Thanks for volunteering again. By the way, my stepmother -- who is a Kiwi -- makes a terrible pavlova (sorry, Ally), but my wife makes one that has been the feature of our Christmases since we were 15... All the best. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 06:30, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Support -- Stepped up when needed and has been a great editor and contributor to the project. Donner60 ( talk) 06:43, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Support - Dumelow ( talk) 06:31, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. TomStar81 ( Talk) 16:13, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. As safe a pair of hands as you could wish for, whether in article space or the coord role. Cheers, Ian Rose ( talk) 14:36, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. Drop an ARC (which is ready to go) and Zawed will pass it. We need people like them. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 17:06, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for Coordinator Emeritus (Ian Rose)

Except for a one year break, Ian Rose was a coordinator of this project from March 2009 to September 2019, including a year as lead coordinator in 2014–2015. In that time, he has made significant contributions to the project in many areas. Highlights have included: his co-editorship of The Bugle since 2011; award of the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves twice (2009 and 2015), he has successfully nominated 81 Featured Articles, putting him in overall seventh place across en WP; has been nominated ten times for Military historian of the year; and is one of only six editors to have received the A-Class Medal with Diamonds award. On top of all this, Ian makes a massive contribution to en WP as a whole via his role as a Featured Article candidate coordinator. In recognition of his long-standing contributions to the project, on behalf of the @ WP:MILHIST coordinators: I'd like to nominate Ian to be appointed as Coordinator Emeritus. The objective of this nomination is that the project and the coordinator team may continue to benefit from Ian's help and experience. While the position has no special responsibilities, it comes with the ability to act as a coordinator in all respects, and is held for as long as Ian wishes. If this nomination is successful, Ian would join Kirill Lokshin, Roger Davies and TomStar81 who have been Coordinators Emeritus since 2008, 2009 and 2018 respectively. The appointment would be in addition to the coordinators appointed via the above election, and unlike the general coordinator election, the voting period commences immediately. By tradition, all project members are asked to indicate their support or opposition to Ian's appointment below. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 03:18, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Support

  1. As nom. Peacemaker67 ( click to talk to me) 03:18, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support. Incredible contributions to the project. Hog Farm Bacon 03:19, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  3. Oh Yeah. TomStar81 ( Talk) 03:20, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Good stuff. Nford24 ( PE121 Personnel Request Form) 04:25, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Eminently well-deserved. Kirill Lokshin ( talk) 04:35, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  6. A top contributor. Well deserved. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:05, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. Support - provided a lot of guidance to me in my early years on the project. Zawed ( talk) 08:57, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  8. Anyone who tells me to go and stand on the naughty step has what it takes to be a coordinator emeritus. Gog the Mild ( talk) 09:43, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  9. No question. Parsecboy ( talk) 12:46, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  10. Well deserved.-- Sturmvogel 66 ( talk) 13:59, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  11. Absolutely Eddie891 Talk Work 15:32, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  12. Sure thing - Dumelow ( talk) 15:39, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  13. I give my approval. Векочел ( talk) 02:29, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
  14. Well deserved. Abraham, B.S. ( talk) 23:25, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  15. Obviously. Harrias talk 09:36, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  16. A token of our thanks. - Indy beetle ( talk) 19:47, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  17. I'm assuming that we've checked that Ian doesn't want to be the Supreme Leader of the project for life but he wasn't interested? If that's the case, let's declare him coordinator emeritus. Nick-D ( talk) 11:15, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
  18. ( t · c) buidhe 07:28, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  19. If Ian is willing to become a coordinator emeritus then I'll give my support. It's always handy to have someone in the team with as much experience as Ian has. Cheers. CPA-5 ( talk) 10:58, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  20. Support. Well deserved. Donner60 ( talk) 05:45, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  21. Support. An exemplary Wikipedian. Bjenks ( talk) 06:02, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  22. Support. Hhfjbaker ( talk) 06:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  23. Support. Excellent. Dormskirk ( talk) 11:42, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  24. Brilliant. R34p3r2006 ( talk) 12:06, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  25. Obvious. Nikkimaria ( talk) 12:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  26. Excellent idea EnigmaMcmxc ( talk) 13:27, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  27. Support Cuprum17 ( talk) 14:02, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  28. But of course. Javert2113 ( Siarad.| ¤) 14:21, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  29. Wholeheartedly. Woody ( talk) 18:54, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  30. Support — MisterBee1966 ( talk) 13:20, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  31. Support: Since he joined Wikipedia's ranks in October 2005, Ian has been an invaluable content creator, reviewer and co-ordinator (at both MILHIST, FAC and other corners of this site). His articles are always thoroughly researched and are written in a no nonsense, efficient and engaging manner. I greatly enjoyed working with him on two FACs -- riding on his coattails, largely. He is an honest, down to earth contributor who can be relied upon to be calm and measured in his interactions with others. He is, in my opinion, a true gentleman and his ongoing involvement with Wikipedia in any capacity is a massive boon. Thanks for your efforts, Ian. All the best. Regards, AustralianRupert ( talk) 05:50, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  32. Support again! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:39, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  33. Wut AustralianRupert said. Ed  [talk]  [majestic titan] 04:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  34. Support. Appropriate recognition for the great deal he has contributed to the project, and well-deserved. — Sasuke Sarutobi ( push to talk) 21:39, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  35. Support. I know voting closed yesterday, but in my defense, there was no mention of this special vote in the user talk page notifications, and I don't want to miss it :) - Dank ( push to talk) 15:10, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Oppose

Comments

  • Are there 12 noms in total? —usernamekiran (talk) 08:01, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

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