Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship

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Please add your request for custodianship (or other staff positions) below. Include a short summary of why you think you should be given the privileges and please refer to your involvement in other Wikimedia projects. If you have sysop/bureaucrat status at a sister project, please indicate so as well.

In a wiki, trust arises from good editing of webpages and "good editing" is what advances the project. If you have a record of good editing then you are likely to be trusted and be granted the tools to protect pages from vandalism and block vandals and delete useless pages. Having those tools really just means you have to do more work -dull and boring work - for the community.

Please place candidate requests or nominations on a subpage and transclude it here.

Requests and Nominations for Curatorship[edit]

  1. Registered users can both request curatorship, or be nominated for it by others. Candidates who have not accepted a nomination, or have failed to secure a mentor within one week are archived as incomplete.
  2. See Special:UserGroupRights#curator for some details on what options are available for curators.
  3. Candidates can request a mentor from those listed at Wikiversity:List of custodian mentors; the requested mentor must agree.
  4. Candidates: please respond to any questions from the community about your wiki editing and wiki participation.

None at present.

Nominations for Custodianship[edit]

  1. Candidates for custodianship are listed here.
  2. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, of legal age in place of residence, and be familiar with Meta:Privacy policy.


Leutha (talk | email | contribs | stats | global account)

I have recently celebrated a year of editing on Wikiversity, although I have been a Wikipedia editor for several years. During that year I have:

I also regularly attend Wikimedia London Meet ups, I am active with Wikmedia GLAM outreach, and I am currently working with Wikimedia UK on a collaborative project with The National Archives

I would also like to see WV develop by working more closely with Wikimedia Outreach on developing Open Educational Resources
I have also been active on Wikieducator and would like to see a closer relationship with them.

I feel becoming a WV Custodian would help me make further useful contributions to WV.Leutha 08:20, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Custodians willing to mentor[edit]

I am willing. Sincerely, James. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:00, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Mentorship started[edit]

  • YesY Done, congratulations :-). --SB_Johnny talk 08:27, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

2019 Discussion[edit]

User:Leutha was nominated for custodianship at a time when Wikiversity had probationary custodians. Probationary custodianship did not require a community vote, just mentor support. Since that time, the WMF has clarified rights requirements. No one is allowed to have access to deleted content without explicit support of the community.

I initially proposed that Leutha could either self-remove the Custodian flag and be granted Curatorship, or explicitly request a vote on custodianship. There has been no response. Leutha has only posted twice at Wikiversity in the past 23 months.

I am therefore requesting that we officially vote to remove Custodian rights for User:Leutha, without prejudice. If this was a simple bit-flip, I'd flip it. But we need to have community support so we can request Steward action. Please vote below and either support or oppose removal of custodian rights for User:Leutha.

Voting to Remove Custodian Rights[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as proposer. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:01, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I don't believe Leutha ever used the tools within the last two years! --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:19, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - user is inactive:
    • Last edit: December 2018
    • Only 5 edits since November 2017
    • Last log entry: March 2017
    • Only 3 log entries since September 2015
    • No prejudice against a future request if the user returns. Thanks, --DannyS712 (discusscontribs) 01:20, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support it is not safe to leave advanced rights on inactive accounts. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 01:39, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support removal. This is an obvious instance where the tools should be removed. --mikeu talk 01:53, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Nominations for Bureaucratship[edit]

None at present.

See also[edit]