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A vote for me is a vote for Batman!
If elected, I will make chocolate an official salad ingredient. Now to get to the real stuff.
As suggested, the admins should make a blog outlining why they should stay. As such, here I go!
I hereby present to you the reasons that I feel I could be instrumental in helping my fellow wikians return the wiki to its former glory.
There are FOUR values I would uphold with great seriousness.Edit
- Openness - This is my major one. Even though I goal to be a leader, I want everybody, bureaucrats, administrators, chat moderators and everyday users alike, to speak up about what they want. If I'm doing something wrong, or you just have a general suggestion to improve a decision I've recommended, I want you to tell me. I want you guys to be comfortable enough with me as a leader that you will gladly turn around and go, "Excuse me! Why don't we do it this way?" That's the sort of attitude this wiki has lost, and that's exactly what I intend to bring back.
- Equality - My vision is for a democratic wiki. A wiki where our council of three lead bureaucrats are voted to be there by everybody. A wiki where every single person has the right to stand up for their beliefs without anybody telling them they're wrong. No opinion can be wrong. I desire for the elected bureaucrats to make decisions, and then let all wikians vote whether they approve or not. This means I want power for the people. They shouldn't have to just go with the flow, because everybody has a voice. Everybody has something to say. I want to hear them open up and let it all out.
- Justice - I want to be fair to you all. That said, if someone is acting up, I will warn them there are rules to this wiki, and for every broken rule, there are consequences to be faced. The rules will be approved by the users of the wiki, which means breaking the rules is going against what the wikians want. There are consequences for rule-breakers, and I will not be a pushover in enforcing the wishes of the wiki I would lead.
- Honesty - I will not with hold secrets about my life, and I will never lie to you. You users deserve respect, and the greatest way for me to give you that and receive it in return is to be honest with you. Why should you trust and respect somebody that does not trust you enough to tell you who they are? You shouldn't. Simple as that. I want you to be comfortable with me as a leader, so I will be honest and true to you all. Trust is the hardest thing to build, but the easiest thing to break. I want to keep building that trust, and keep it solid for as long as i can.
I strongly believe we need a democratic wiki for the first time.Edit
We should not have a single "lead admin", dictating the rules to all of us. We've tried that, and as you probably know, it didn't work. Moreover, in the previous instance with Artieandtinaforeva, it ended very badly, and wikia staff have been needed to help set the record straight both times. We need a team of leaders. We do not need as many as we have now, but we need a certain amount. Having only three bureaucrats, each completely equal in terms of leading the wiki, is quite possibly the perfect amount. It is an odd number, naturally meaning that any and all votes must have a majority decision. Having two or four leaders runs the risk of there being a direct 50/50 tie both ways, and as we're striving for equality now, this is not an intelligent idea. Three is the perfect number; small enough to keep it simple, large enough to keep it fair.
I believe the people have what it takes to elect the right leader.Edit
I'm not saying I am the "right" leader, per se. I will admit that there are several people on this wiki who will work till they drop to make sure you enjoy your time here. That said, were I to be kept as an admin, I would encourage the notion of having elections. As to how frequent these may be, I would naturally have to engage in discussions with the other leaders. However, the people should choose their three leaders by means of an election process. If you think about this really, you can tell that this idea would make the leaders know they have to work hard to make people WANT them voted. Essentially, this means people will actually come up with ideas for the wiki.
What I will work to introduce to the wikiEdit
- Democratic voting system for administrators and bureaucrats
- Public, periodic elections for new rules and regulations (think political legislation)
- A "Glee Wiki Pledge", to be written collectively by the wikians.
- Freedom of speech about rumours/speculation. In cases like the the rumours for "On My Way", you will be able to discuss serious matters freely; all you need to do is get an admin to add a "WARNING! Sensitive material" template (to be made later) so people know when to avoid them if they feel uncomfortable
- Equal opinions/voices for all wikians.
- Fewer restrictions on team pages; let the fan-centric personality of this wiki shine again
- Elimination of the Grammar Team; editing is everybody's responsibility
- A "Glee Wiki Suggestions" page
- Serious rules against attacking other people's opinions; even if somebody wants to vote out a bureaucrat, they are NOT to be offended/mocked/teased for that decision by anybody. Your opinions matter