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My fellow Fallout-wiki editors,

After some careful consideration, thought and a little encouragement I have decided to apply for adminship.

I've been a very active member for almost 4 months now. Probably you're familiar with my name, being online almost every day since being a member. When I just started helping out, I didn't know I would become to like it that much. I even stopped playing FNV and am still wandering about in Freeside.

I only work part-time, so potentially I have a lot of time to invest. Fortunately for the wiki, when being at home I can't resist settling down behind my PC. And before I know it, hours have gone by.

Corresponding to the amount of time I have given to the wiki, I've done a lot of work. My major contributions are:

  • Uncategorized images / nominated for deletion category: Category:Nominated_for_deletion. It's almost empty now, but early november the uncategorized images category contained a few thousand files; I cleared it a month later, categorizing or nominating them.
  • FNV map marker images: Category:Fallout:_New_Vegas_map_marker_images. Added map marker images to all marked locations.
  • Fallout 3 NPC images: Category:Fallout_3_non-player_character_images. The first official project I got myself involved with. I have replaced almost all Fallout 3 NPC images with new, good versions.
  • FNV NPC images: Category:Fallout:_New_Vegas_non-player_character_images. I've done most of the images here too. Now that the bot has deleted all images that were nominated for deletion, there's a nice overview.
  • FNV playing card pages: Category:Fallout:_New_Vegas_playing_card_images. They were a bit of a mess; I added the template and did some re-organizing. Also improved quality of the card images.
  • FNV quest pages: Category:Fallout:_New_Vegas_quest_images. I have activated the unmarked quests that were still red-linked at the time (about 75%) and added a quick walkthrough. Besides that I uploaded side-quest images to those pages which did not have one.
  • FNV location pages: Category:Fallout:_New_Vegas_location_images. I also spent quite some time uploading good quality location images.
  • Made suggestions for featured article and -images for the Fallout: New Vegas main portal: [1]. About 20 article suggestions were used by Porter and almost all suggested images.
  • Updated infoboxes and navboxes.

Well, these are my major contributions. As you can see, my main interest goes out to working with images. I've invested a lot of time, love and care ensuring that they're of good quality. All of the outdoor images were taken around noon so as to get a clear shot (with no shadows) for the infobox. I've taken images of the characters residing indoors as much as I could in their original location, tweaking the image a little bit when in a dark environment. I also used the prescribed ratios for the images. All these measures will save us an overhaul in the future.

Now as to get to why I would be a worthy and useful addition to the list of admins. Firstly, I think as a normal user you already have a lot of freedom and can get quite some work done being just that.

Mainly I'm missing one extra option which I would like to have, and that's deletion rights. After clearing the uncategorized image category in december I have kept it empty, updating it every day. I (together with GhostAvatar) am responsible for the deletion backlog. Would I become an admin, deletion backlogs should be a thing of the past, since I would be able to delete nominated images myself and I clearly don't shun that kind of administrative work. Besides that, I've just demonstrated I can be trusted with the rights, since by now I nominated more than 3000 files for deletion; about 5 have returned to me and even those weren't of good quality. It would also take some strain of the other admins, who I think would rather spend their time on other things than deleting some bad images. In short, I really can help out with maintenance (even more), which is a requirement for applying.

Furthermore, given the amount of time I spend here, I have a good chance of detecting (mostly anonymous) users who don't have the best interest of the wiki at heart. Although I have to say that won't be my favorite task, rather focusing on my own work.

But all in all, approaching it the positive way, enough reason for me to apply. I think I could be a worthy addition.

My edit count (should be 16,000+, but who's counting):

Type of edits Edit count Type of edits Edit count
Article 37,293 Talk 723
User 831 User talk 3,301
The Vault 188 The Vault talk 7
File 12,013 File talk
MediaWiki 33 MediaWiki talk 1
Template 1,003 Template talk
Help 1 Help talk
Category 309 Category talk 5
Forum 411 Forum talk
Portal 1 Portal talk 2
Total 54,398

Please cast your vote below. -- Jspoelstra

Votes[edit source]

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Poll finished on March 4, 2011.
A consensus must be reached by voting before any action is taken.


  • Yes Feerman in 2010's!!! Fine. I think you sound like a decent Admin... and you look like you've put in your share of edits, and etc.
  • Yes Yes. Yes. Hell yes. Why are we even bothering with the poll? Hal10k (Leonard Bernstein!) 23:21, February 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes lol at the above, because we have to. User:AvatarUser talk:Avatar 23:23, February 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes You can really use those extra buttons :) --Anon talk 23:39, February 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes About time. :P I would have said yes two months ago too. Okay GhostAvatar, your turn! -- Ghouly89 (Talk) 19:31, February 25, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes veryblackravenTalk 12:31, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes user:Knightmare1214
  • Yes Yup Admiralmorris 18:58, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Well you surely have a lot of experience editing here, so why not? gears of duty
  • Yes If anyone deserves to be a new administrator its you.
  • Yes - You're definitely a big help on the wiki and I don't see why you shouldn't be an admin. Shadowrunner(stuff) 20:19, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes - You're always on site adding helpful things to wiki. You have my vote moi droog. 0verlord Gouki 20:27, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes - lots of great work. Dreadcthulhu 00:11, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes (Lvdoomien 00:37, March 1, 2011 (UTC))
  • Yes - You've been a great part of the community User:The Wanderer that is Alone 00:12, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes definitely —Preceding unsigned comment added by A fallout nerd (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
  • Yes66.148.67.13 09:50, March 1, 2011 (UTC)User:Tezzla Cannon
  • Yes You will win! Good job on those projects, my man ;) --YakovFrolov 09:55, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Defo mate. UraniYum 15:50, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes
  • Yes Of Course :D Bobbyb373 16:51, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes :>
  • Yes Is it even a question? Personal Sig Image.gif Tagaziel (call!)
  • Yes TrailerParkApe MkII 23:17, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Sure you look like you'd be a great admin. KingKatarn,The Superfan 04:52, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes I always wondered who uploaded all those good quality images. Im not registered but I do appreciate your good work.
  • Yes Who dares to say no? Cheers mate, and good luck! --Atomkilla 18:49, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes lol youve done a good job and i dont think anybodys said no User:HaroldWannabe360 March 2 2011 15:15
  • Yes Sure. Made a lot of contributions, both new info and maintenance — surely deserves admin rights. Ae jarv 22:14, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Why not?
  • Yes Thomas Boxley
  • Yes Works for me bro!--Blahmarrow 02:08, March 5, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes Kingclyde I love deleting the stuff you mark for deletion! Keep up the good work! (Still the 4th of March in sunny California!)

Comments[edit source]

Result[edit source]

  • Congratulations, you are now an administrator! :)--Gothemasticator 05:14, March 5, 2011 (UTC)
Amen! .... http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y309/jew8900/look.gif -- Ghouly89 (Talk) 05:38, March 5, 2011 (UTC)
Seconded. Have another "yes," and sorry it's past its use-by date. Wunengzi 05:32, March 11, 2011 (UTC)

Thx guys, I'm touched by so many votes of confidence! I'll do my best to live up to the new expectations and justify your trust in me.

Now that I have a higher profile on the Fallout wiki, I've been thinking about a decent/abbreviated nickname (the one I now have is a dutch last name :S, did I know I would shoot up in ranks so fast just starting out). Jspoel is fine I think. If you know a better one, you can post it on my talk page. I can imagine Jspoel isn't the best nickname either.

Again, thanks for giving me the green light! Jspoelstra 13:56, March 5, 2011 (UTC)