So with everything that has happened, they're saying we admins/bureaus should create blogs and explain why they should remain. While I find such blogs are sort of unnessecary as bureaus can only be removed by Wikia, I'm still going to do this to show why I am such a great fit to not only remain an admin but continue to be a bureau and be one of the three co-leads.
Remember, being an Admin or Bureau is not about power. It's about doing what is best to protect this wiki, make people feel welcome, helping the wiki grow and expand, and ensuring this wiki is a safe, happy, fun place. In light of events, so many people have told they don't feel safe anymore, don't feel welcome, they want to leave, etc. I pledge to change this. NO ONE SHOULD LIVE IN FEAR. You don't deserve to be afraid here. This is an example I plan to set and uphold.
In My Experience HereEdit
My first day in chat, I wasn't made to feel welcome. I don't want others to feel this way. I promise to make this wiki the best place it can be and a place you can feel safe and happy again. In all the drama, people don't feel safe and secure anymore. Many have told me they are terrified, upset, scared, or don't feel welcome. We can't grow if we make our users feel this way. It's time to put the past behind us and strive to be become a better place. I will pledge my life to make this THAT place for you again. A wiki cannot thrive on drama, fear, arguments, inequality, suppression, etc. We have to make this a positive, welcoming place. I will do that for you!
In My DefenseEdit
First of all, I worked hard for my position. Now a lot of people try to chalk it up to being unfair or say that I sucked up to get it. Well, let me explain a few things. Trae promoted me to chat mod, yes. But he did it ONLY after he thought I deserved it and explained that he saw me become even more mature over the course that he knew me. So yes, a friend promoted me, but I STILL had to earn it. To be honest, most of the people in lead positions are all friends anyway because we're all in chat anyway and get close so it shouldn't matter. Jackie is my best friend, but when she promoted me to Spam Team and later dmin, we hadn't gotten that close yet. That happened as a result of us working together as admins. As for Doc, she got on to me all the time in PM just like everyone else. I definitely got the same as everyone else. And when she promoted me to bureau, it was as a result of all my hard work and maturity. I didn't "suck up" to Doc and yes, we were friends, but I am not above saying at first I thought she hated me as I thought she was picking on me. I do agree about a lot of the points raised about her and I was right there with the others, enforcing rules I didn't agree with. I had a close friend quit due to the dispute. As someone who attempted suicide in the past and survived, I felt it was harmful to suppress the very real issue of suicide. Anyway, I got my position fair and square due to my experience, my age, my maturity, and my love, knowledge of, and my dedication to Glee. I was here a year before I got any promotions and I worked hard for them. I in no way "sailed through" based on favortism. If so it wouldn't have taken over a year to get where I'm at now.
The fact that Doc is my friend shouldn't be held against me or used to prove I don't deserve to be here. I am not Doc. I'm Justin. I am my own, separate person. Frankly if it is used against me or held against me, it proves this wiki is still not a fair place where people are judged by their merits, but by the friends, just in an opposite direction. And that is not healthy for this or any wiki. This is part of what I plan to change. Pick people on merits, maturity, and capability only. Not on who their friends are or were.
I'm Here For The PeopleEdit
I am a very good fit for a bureau/admin because as I say in my profile, chat, blogs, etc that I am here for everybody. I encourage people who have issues to come talk to me so I can help them. So, people come to me with their problems and I help them because I care. When people accuse me of sucking up to Doc, it worries me because all I ever try to do in life is be a good person, get along with everyone, and not leave out or alienate anyone. What kind of a person whould I be if I just brushed someone off? If I was accused of sucking up to someone when all I ever did was try to be a good person and get along with and befriend everyone, it makes me worry about the well being of the wiki if our users consider being nice and impartial to everyone "sucking up."
I am older than most users on here so I have the maturity, experience, knowledge gained through my years to be a great leader. I have my own wiki which shows how much I can do in charge of a wiki. You can visit it here to see for yourself how much talent, drive, dedication, experience, and know-how I have. I have built that wiki from the ground up and it's always getting compliments on how nice it is.
I try to be impartial and fair. Even though Trae is a friend, I have called him out on his behavior plenty. I was a manager at a place I worked and I was just as hard on my friends when they didn't do like they were supposed to. But I don't hand out bans left and right. There is a fine line and I am not afriad to walk it.
The People Love Me and Want Me HereEdit
I am loved on this wiki. When I almost left due to an issue on top of the stuff I was dealing with at home, all the kinds words let me know that I was loved and respected as an admin. People said I was the best and/or one of the best and nicest admins on here. You can't deny/ignore someone who people love THAT MUCH in a lead position.
Thing of the PastEdit
Yes, I almost left once, but I've been here a year and half and only have once. A lot more people have said so more times than that. If I wasn't going a lot of stress at work and my mom I could have handled it wthout the break I took. Things are better both at work and home and now I'm in a much better place.
I have done a lot for this wiki as my edits and badges/rank show. I only want what's best for this wiki and the well being of the users here. I love Glee and I'm dedicated to it. I pledge my life to it and I will do what I can to make this wiki grow and honor Glee in a perfect, well rounded light.
I'm Not Gonna Play FavoritesEdit
I don't promote favorites. In fact, I have never promoted a Chat Mod as an Admin. I've never promoted a Admin as a Bureau. Why? Because I feel they don't deserve it, truly. You have to work hard to get far and some don't put forth much effort.
What I Offer For The FutureEdit
I pledge to work with the other bureaus in a team effort to do what is best for this wiki and for all of you. I promise to not let anyone fall through the cracks. Everyone will feel welcome, accepted, and loved. They will have a say in all decisions we make because this wiki belongs to everyone. I promise to make everyone feel welcome on the wiki, in the chat. I will listen to what you have to say, be there for support if you need it. I will do what it takes to restore this wiki to its former glory and help it reflect the values and meaning of Glee itself.
If You Want Me To Keep My Position...Edit
I can add more reasons as I think of them. So, if you love me as a person, think I'm a great Admin/Bureau, and think I deserve to keep my position, PLEASE VOTE in this blog and let them hear your opinion. Finally, your opinion means something again on this wiki and I pledge that what you have to say will be heard again! You have an opinion again!
Vote for Kurt's Boy 86 for Bureau/Admin! I care about you! I care about this wiki! Vote for experience, maturity, fairness, equality, and someone who is there when you need him and will go the extra mile for you, the people! Let's try to get as many votes as possible. At least 50! We can do it, guys! I believe in us!