I'm requesting admin access primarily so that I can view deleted items that were created by Pi bot, or were previously used by the Wikidata infobox on Commons, to better understand what went wrong. I would also be active at Wikidata:Requests for deletions, and would keep an eye out for requests for undeletion.
As background, I've been a Wikimedian since 2005, and I've been editing here since 2016. I'm coming up to 240,000 edits globally, and around 90,000 edits here, plus 3.9m edits globally and 1.9m edits here via Pi bot. I currently have admin access on both enwp and commons. My main focus is on content creation and correction, and cross-wiki editing, I am not so active with anti-vandalism or issuing blocks.
Thanks for your consideration. Mike Peel (talk) 20:21, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
Strong support. Mike created one of the earliest Wikidata-powered infoboxes (en:Template:Infobox telescope) and is a leader in the effort to improve links between Commons and Wikidata. I have full confidence that he will be a good Wikidata administrator. Deryck Chan (talk) 11:34, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Support. Only 6 patrols on this project is kind of sad. We need all the help we can get to prevent vandalism. I hope that Mike will get more involved in this if he got the extra tools. For Mikes contributions towards the project I have nothing to complain about, great job 👍 - Premeditated (talk) 12:25, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Hello @Premeditated:, I am not the defense of the candidate, but I don't want others to amalgamate. You are making a slight confusion, it seems to me. Does your link refer to the number under the Patrol label (under the Actions heading)? Note that these are the "Patrol log". Each time the [Mark as patrolled] link is clicked, a new entry is noted in this log. For example, this diff is a patrol made by the candidate for spamming, but it doesn't appear in the "Patrol log". XTools! will not help you from this point of view. Cordially. —Eihel (talk) 16:07, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Hello, thank you for the comment. Marking pages as patrolled is a big part of anti-vandalism. By reviewing pages you are helping fellow community member to split the work between all of us. The candidate has also never made any rollbacks on this project; which can be used to revert obvious vandalism. Maybe he has used the "undo" tool instead. The candidate also points out in the introduction: "... I am not so active with anti-vandalism or issuing blocks". Im just saying that it would have been favourable. I have no hard feelings for the candidate, and I find him to be a valuable community member to further expand and improve this project. - Premeditated (talk) 17:58, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
There will be more rb when he is Administrator with the rollback right (no mw-rollback without an associated right), QED. mw-undo tag is more telling. —Eihel (talk) 18:44, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
@Premeditated, Eihel: I revert vandalism when I see it, mostly using the 'undo' and 'restore' links, but I don't tend to go looking for it. I'll start using the page patrol link more often when I see it around, though, I wasn't sure how useful that was before. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:16, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Support But I also hope he will find time to help with vandalism too. ArthurPSmith (talk) 14:58, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Support trusted user, already sysop on two projects (COM and en.wp, so he knows the tool and the rules attached), no known problem and I've seem him interact kindly and efficiently with other users; it's an obvious Support from me. Cheers, VIGNERON (talk) 16:28, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
You are an experienced user, so I think there wouldn't be any concerns if you're granted the flag, but for me, your "main" motivation to be an administrator is to check what went wrong with your bot, but you say you would do other tasks as well. Note that I don't find that bad, in fact, as Wikidata is kind of a technical proyect, fixing issues is useful. But let's suppose that you become an admin and you're done with your bot issue. Do you think you would still have motiviation, or would want to continue serving as an admin? Thanks in advance, Esteban16 (talk) 03:17, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
@Esteban16: Yes, mostly around deletion/undeletion, and I expect to pick up other tasks over time (this is what tends to happen with my editing pattern over the years). Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 10:38, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. I will support you. Esteban16 (talk) 14:55, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
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