Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Collingwood

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Collingwood (talk • email • contribs • stats • logs • global account)[edit source]

Hello. I have greatly enjoyed editing on Wikiversity, and am applying for probationary custodianship so that I can assist this project further. In particular, I would tackle the backlog of files to be deleted.

I am already an administrator at Wikiquote and a reviewer at Wikibooks.--Collingwood (talk) 20:44, 25 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Comments[edit source]

Custodians willing to mentor[edit source]

Hi Collingwood, Thanks for nominating. I am willing to mentor. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:07, 25 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Probationary custodian period started[edit source]

checkY Done, Collingwood is now a probationary custodian. --SB_Johnny talk 09:28, 30 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you.--Collingwood (talk) 18:55, 30 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mentor's recommendation for full custodian status[edit source]

I would like to recommend Collingwood for full custodian status. There has been an unnecessarily long probationary period (6 months). Collingwood has made over 1000 en.wv edits, the main resource development being electromagnetic radiation and radiation astronomy. Perusal of contribs and talk pages indicates that most edit activity has been non-controversial contribution to administrative tasks e.g., categorisation. Notably, however, Collingwood has also made almost 900 deletions (this intent was indicated in the request for probationary custodianship). Most deletions have been of files without copyright status, nominations for speedy deletion, and abandoned resources with minimal content. Collingwood has alerted authors of content, where appropriate, about copyright problems and, where questioned, provided helpful response e.g., User_talk:Zhaomeng, User_talk:Numiri. Also where appropriate, undeletion has been performed e.g., Wikiversity:Requests_for_Deletion#Virtues.2FPrudence. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:19, 29 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion and questions[edit source]

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Voting for full custodianship[edit source]

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Support I agree with Jtneill's comments. --Marshallsumter (talk) 00:48, 30 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support Collingwood has been very responsive in following up on the deletes I've requested. -- Dave Braunschweig (talk) 04:29, 30 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support I have reviewed Collingwood's edits and feel that the y are a significant contribution to the site. Leutha (talk) 04:36, 2 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support I'll support for what appears to be quality and effort of the contributions: including additions of information and the action towards copyright concerns. My concerns are: that the deletions on working knowledge remain unbiased, useful information from projects have a chance to be merged instead of deleted if they are abandoned, and speedy deletion of harmful material. Sidelight12 Talk 12:39, 3 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I do not believe that any articles I have deleted had anything of substance worth saving. I only use the "abandoned" reason when it is really just a few scraps, untouched for a long period. There are more substantial articles, but these are spam and I have deleted them as solicitation.-Collingwood (talk) 12:43, 3 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support The wikiversity needs people to take on the deletions. It is a thankless job which will need great persistence in the face of newbies who get upset and protest. Collingwood's edit history shows conscientious and responsible tidying. This is no easy job to take on. Volunteering for it is noble. The quality of wikiversity relies on cleaning up, as "anyone can edit". For content where someone has put in any amount of effort then "try to merge into an existing learning resource" would be sufficient warning. No need to suggest the exact place, unless that is easy. Conversely, content is King. Creating content (rather than pasting it) requires a lot of creative effort. One delete can turn away a contributor for life. In short, support, for great deletions so far; and hopefully the stimulation of great new content to come. 2ndGenCoder (talk) 23:22, 5 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Closure[edit source]

Could a bureaucrat, custodian (or someone else) please close this discussion? (Seems straightforward, but as the mentor, I would prefer not to close.) -- Jtneill - Talk - c 22:49, 6 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

checkY Done Collingwood is now a full custodian. --SB_Johnny talk 14:38, 7 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks to everyone for those lovely comments and to SB Johnny for closing.--Collingwood (talk) 08:23, 8 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]