< Scratch Wiki:Elections

June 2019 Election

The sixth Scratch Wiki Experienced Wikian election is being held in June 2019. Two new EWs (banana439monkey and jakel181) were elected and one new sysop (Makethebrainhappy) was appointed.


Circle.png apple502j (talk | contribs) — Hi, I'm apple502j, a candidate of this EW election. As I'm working as an admin on Japanese wiki, I can use my knowledge gained there, like ConfirmAccounts. I'm also Scratch developer, translator, and SDS translator. I created a bunch of articles here with my powerful English and I've been here for more than 1.5 years! I'm usually free so I have much time for patrolling, and I know how to moderate this huge website. My timezone is JST: so I can patrol when Americans are asleep. If I'm elected, I'll make here a more-friendly help website. Vote Apple and make the Wiki nicer and bigger. Circle.png banana439monkey (talk | contribs) — Hello! I'm banana439monkey. I've been on the wiki for just over four years and have made 2300+ edits. As an active user, I read recent changes pretty much as soon as a new edit comes in, which is pretty fast. This means that I can undo malicious or/and incorrect edits before a person sees the page. Who doesn't like that squeaky clean shine? I also politely notify people who need to be reminded of the policies and guidelines while also quickly, thoroughly and efficiently patrolling edits. As for account requests, I thoroughly read request notes and have experience with ConfirmAccount. Vote efficient. Vote Banana. Circle.png jakel181 (talk | contribs) — Hello, I’m Jakel181, and I’d like to be your next EW! I’ve been on scratch for 3 years and on the wiki for 2 years. I’m familiar with the community; being a member of the SDS, SWC, and the Test and DACH wiki, and experienced with leadership positions; SDS Translators, and Thankful Thursday. I’m extremely familiar, with the mediawiki software, and in the past have found various securities holes in the wiki, and helped patch them up, keeping the wiki safe. If you vote for me I promise, to keep the wiki a more safe, friendly, and productive place for all. Thank you for considering me for EW. Circle.png NYCDOT (talk | contribs) — Hiya! I’m NYCDOT, and I want to be your Experienced Wikian (EW). Currently, I always check out the recent changes to make sure every edit is helpful and constructive, and would be able to help more by actually patrolling edits. Something else I would do would be to review account requests, which will ease the stress on the current active EWs. Lastly, I would be able to complete the special pages list quicker by being able to view pages that are protected for EWs only. And of I would continue keeping pages crystal clean and making high-quality edits. Vote for a better wiki. Vote NYCDOT.

  • Nominations opened on June 2nd.
  • Nominations closed on June 9th, and the existing Experienced Wikians and Administrators ("election coordinators") decided on a list of candidates to run.
  • The chosen candidates had one week to write speeches, with the deadline of June 16th.
  • Voting opened on June 16th.
  • Voting closed on June 23rd, and the results were announced.
Election Rules

By nominating yourself to run in the election or voting in it, you agree to all of the following rules. (The phrase "election coordinator" refers to the existing Experienced Wikians and Administrators).

  • The only advertising candidates may do is the speech on the candidates page
    • The speech is limited to 108 words and may only contain text (no images, links, formatted text, etc.)
    • The speech may not reference other candidates in any way - they are designed for the candidates to explain why they should be EWs, not why others shouldn't be.
    • This means that advertising on the Community Portal, userpages, the Scratch website, etc. is not allowed.
  • Any person who is a Wikian, has at least 50 mainspace edits, and has a good track record (including never blocked, never vandalized, etc.) may nominate themself.
    • If a lot of people nominate themselves, then the election coordinators will choose some of them to run in the election (the exact definitions of "a lot" and "some" will be chosen as events warrant).
  • Any Wiki contributor whose Wiki account was created before the beginning of nomination period may vote in the election (yes, we will check).
  • No user may vote in the place of another user (i.e. everyone must be logged in as the user they are voting for).
  • Only the election coordinators may play any sort of official role in the election. This includes...
    • Announcing the results at any point (you're welcome to count them yourself, but you aren't allowed to post or comment about them until the election is over and the results have been officially posted)
    • Saying anything about anyone's votes (if someone ineligible votes or otherwise violates these rules, do not deal with it yourself - get an election coordinator)
    • Telling candidates that they have to change something because it breaks the rules (e.g. speech guidelines, forbidden advertising, etc.)
  • Remember one of the core Wiki rules: If in doubt, ask before doing it.

Voting is closed. The Borda count system was used. In brief, voters ranked the candidates from 1 (most preferred) to n (least preferred).

Results are available here.

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