Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Rdsmith4

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Vote here (17/1/1) ends 18:10, 2 October 2004 (UTC)

Rdsmith has been active since April, doing great work editing articles involving race cars. He's got around 1500 edits atm. He has, as far as I can tell, wholly avoided conflict. Snowspinner 18:10, Sep 25, 2004 (UTC)

I accept. — Dan | Talk 04:54, 26 Sep 2004 (UTC)


  1. Snowspinner 18:10, Sep 25, 2004 (UTC)
  2. Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 18:22, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  3. [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (talk)]] 18:26, Sep 25, 2004 (UTC)
  4. Andre (talk) 21:42, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  5. MerovingianѤTalk 22:07, Sep 25, 2004 (UTC)
  6. Lst27 22:37, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  7. -- Grunt 🇪🇺 23:25, 2004 Sep 25 (UTC)
  8. IIRC, I met this guy on IRC and he made a good impression. ugen64 01:11, Sep 26, 2004 (UTC)
  9. -JCarriker 05:54, Sep 27, 2004 (UTC)
  10. No reason to oppose, and stupid reason for opposing prompts me to vote. Ambi 14:58, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  11. Seems reasonable, level headed and hard working - David Gerard 16:53, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  12. I've seen a great many edits and have a good impression of the user. —Morven 22:48, Sep 27, 2004 (UTC)
  13. ffirehorse 04:13, 28 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  14. Never seen this editor but adminship is no big deal. Came across edits, definitely support now. {Ανάριον} 14:07, 28 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  15. Very solid contributor; I've had nothing but positive interactions with him. • Benc • 15:33, 29 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  16. Stewart Adcock 23:55, 29 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  17. Good edits, and plenty of good vandalism reversion. —Stormie 03:07, Sep 30, 2004 (UTC)


  1. Oppose. Might support after 2,000 edits. blankfaze | (беседа!) 06:59, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)


  1. -- orthogonal 12:54, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)


  • 1554 edits as of this moment. -- Netoholic @ 20:02, 2004 Sep 25 (UTC)

Questions for the candidate
A few generic questions to provide guidance for voters:

1. What sysop chores, if any, would you anticipate helping with? (Please read the page about administrators and the administrators' reading list.)
A. I will continue to participate in VfD, patrol RC and revert vandalism. I'll be glad to assist anyone who needs help from an admin.
2. Of your articles or contributions to Wikipedia, are there any about which you are particularly pleased, and why?
A. I have, as Snowspinner mentioned, done a lot of work on Formula One, which I hope will soon be a featured article. I've also written biographies on F1-related people such as Bernie Ecclestone, Max Mosley (not yet attributed from my IP), Eddie Jordan, Frank Williams, and a number of others.
3. Have you been in any conflicts over editing in the past or do you feel other users have caused you stress? How have you dealt with it and will deal with it in the future?
A. I've engaged in a few mostly friendly POV debates over FOX News, and I think the article has turned out better because of them. I am not be afraid to edit controversial topics, but I will do my best to stay levelheaded and avoid edit warring. I have no major arguments with any user in particular.