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Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/September 2019

The election is now closed. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:20, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

OverviewEdit

This election is to appoint the project coordinator team for one year, from 30 September 2019 to 29 September 2020. A total of ten coordinators will be elected, including the lead coordinator(s), with scope to vary the total number of coordinators if there is a tie or near-tie for the last position. Coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project. All of the coordinators, and especially the lead coordinator(s), serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues and focus on specific areas requiring special attention. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers.

ResponsibilitiesEdit

From Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators:

The primary responsibility of the project coordinators is the maintenance and housekeeping work involved in keeping the project and its internal processes running smoothly; this includes a variety of tasks, such as keeping the announcement and open task lists updated, overseeing the assessment and review processes, managing the proposal and creation of task forces, and so forth. There is fairly little involved that couldn't theoretically be done by any other editor, of course—in only a few places have the coordinators been explicitly written into a process—but, since experience suggests that people tend to assume that someone else is doing whatever needs to be done, it has proven beneficial to formally delegate responsibility for this administrative work to a specified group.

The coordinators also have several additional roles. They serve as the project's designated points of contact, and are explicitly listed as people to whom questions can be directed in a variety of places around the project. In addition, they have (highly informal) roles in leading the drafting of project guidelines, overseeing the implementation of project decisions on issues like category schemes and template use, and helping to resolve disputes and keep discussions from becoming heated and unproductive.

Practical information on coordinating may be found here and here.

The current coordinators are:

Name Position Standing for re-election?
Peacemaker67 Lead Co-ordinator Yes
Arius1998 Co-ordinator Yes
Auntieruth55 Co-ordinator No thank you.
Hawkeye7 Co-ordinator Yes
Ian Rose Co-ordinator No
Iazyges Co-ordinator Yes
Kges1901 Co-ordinator Yes
Parsecboy Co-ordinator Yes
Sturmvogel 66 Co-ordinator Yes
Zawed Co-ordinator Yes

Election processEdit

  • Nomination period: 00:01 UTC, 01 September to 23:59 UTC, 14 September 2019.
  • Voting period: 00:01 UTC, 15 September to 23:59 UTC, 28 September 2019.
  • Any member of the project may nominate themselves for a position by adding their statement in the "Candidates" section below by the start of the election. The following boilerplate can be used:
=== Name ===

{{user|Name}}
: Statement goes here...

==== Comments and questions for Name ====

*''What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?''
**
*''What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?''
**

==== Votes in support of Name ====

#
  • The election will be conducted using simple approval voting. Any member of the project may support as many of the candidates as they wish. Membership of the project is broadly construed as any editor currently involved in the project's work. The candidate with the highest number of endorsements will become the lead coordinator (provided he or she is willing to assume the post); this position may be shared in the event that multiple candidates receive the highest number of endorsements. The remaining candidates will be appointed as coordinators to a maximum of ten appointments (including the lead coordinator), although the number of coordinators may be increased or reduced if there is a tie or near-tie for the last position.
  • Both project members and interested outside parties are encouraged to ask questions of the nominees or make general comments.

CandidatesEdit

Voting is now concluded.

Current time is 20:29, 17 October 2019 (UTC)


Arius1998Edit

Arius1998 (talk · contribs)

This project is among the first I actively participated in since I began in 2011. My work earned me the Military History Newcomer Award in 2012, the same year I ran for the coordinator election. While failing to secure the position, I garnered the most support votes for any newcomer then. Despite my sporadic work in the past year, I remain committed to serving the wider audience of Wikipedia.

Comments and questions for Arius1998Edit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • As a contest participant and reviewer through the years, I place all of my contributions in high regard. However, I believe if I am to single out a laurel for my work in the project so far, it is my return to the contest with a GA for Kawaji Toshiyoshi and Antonio Luna. Both are not my original creations, but seeing them in a neglected state, I cannot help but do what I can. A 2015 film popularized the Filipino general, particularly in the Philippines, and since then, he has figured largely in Filipino society recently. Some even pointed out the Luna influence in the 2016 election. I also have created a number of DYK articles which are related to this project, and promoted yet more articles to B-class, one of the objectives of this project that appears to be lagging behind. These are not star achievements such as FA, but I believe in the step by step process in improving the project in our own way.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I stick to what I have stated before are my few positive qualities, which includes industry and dedication, that could contribute in this project. While many of the my greater contributions are confined in the Filipino context, I have been working on lending my expertise to Asian military histories, particularly those related to the colonial periods. In my personal observation, the project is lacking in active editors with specialization in areas beyond American and European spheres. It would be a great boost for the project to continually have editors who can also work with such lesser known areas. As a historian at heart and in practice, I make it a guiding principle that bias and prejudice ought to be minimized if we are to hope that what we write contributes to the discipline, and to the education of the general public. At best, conclusions in history are tentative. This dynamic nature of our field is the very reason why we go on "doing the dirty work" even if these are already part of our past.
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? Were you active in setting up or helping with any drives, closing reviews etc.? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • My experience editing in Wikipedia spans for years, and I believe I have successfully brought these to the table. Primarily, I see myself more as a support figure for the project, especially in the lesser known areas of interest among our paramount contributors. In my mind, this provides us the balance needed to keep the project growing in every field possible. Ultimately, my willingness towards cooperation with the coordinators must also be noted. Arius1998 (talk) 09:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
      • @Arius1998: G'day, thank you for your response. I hope that you will not take offense, though, but I do not feel that your response addresses my question fully at this stage. I don't doubt your experience or contributions as an editor -- indeed we have worked together on a few of your GAs -- and I remain impressed by those efforts. My concern, though, is that looking over your contributions from the last year, I don't see much involvement in co-ord like, or project-related, tasks aside from maybe [1]. If I was to offer my support to you as a co-ordinator for the next term (and I would like to), would you endeavour to get involved in more co-ord like aspects? There are many things that a co-ord can do -- behind the scenes stuff and other, more visible tasks if you wish -- and I'm not expecting that you do all of them, or devote a lot of extra time to them. Indeed, I understand that we all have competing pressures for our time as volunteers. For instance, you could get involved with responding to queries on the Milhist talk page on a semi regular basis (maybe ten minutes of your time here and there); you could help close A-class reviews when they are ready (the task is very easy now due to Hawkeye's bot); you could help hand out A-Class Medals and other awards (again very easy due to Milhistbox); you could help with The Bugle (for instance even just a proof read and quick copy edit if necessary helps, or you could write a book review or op ed if it picqued your interest); or, perhaps the easiest thing you could do would be to help tally up the monthly contest and verify entries. Even responding to assessment requests on WP:MHA can be of help, but that isn't really a co-ord task per se, although I would expect that if there was a long lasting backlog that a co-ord would step in and help clean it up. I say these things not to put you on the spot, but to help you explain to people why they should vote for you; please take some time and have a think about what you would be prepared to get involved with. Thank you for your time. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 02:07, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
        • Thank you for this. I understand this concern, and admittedly, the competing demands (not to mention temporary external conditions such as intermittent internet connection) have recently taken a toll in my work, particularly for this project. This is not a pleasing experience. However, I believe in my heart that I can remain committed to contributing when I can. Truly, I am impressed at how our coordinators can do so many, and I consider that so far, mine has been meager in comparison despite my personal initiative. Then again, we also have to ensure that work is not duplicating, or worsening, what has already been accomplished. In that regard, I am prepared to help in which field my specialization is needed, may it be assessments and queries, or backlog reduction and writing for the newsletter. Where I am needed, I will do my best to fill in open tasks for the interests of our project and the wider Wikipedia audience as a whole. Arius1998 (talk) 06:37, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
          • No worries, thanks for getting back to me. If you are at all unsure of how to do something please do not hesitate to ask -- I will gladly help if I can. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:19, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of Arius1998Edit

  1. Chetsford (talk) 06:44, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Tetsou TheIronman (talk) 07:11, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. AustralianRupert (talk) 10:19, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. I believe everyone deserve a second chance. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 20:00, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. auntieruth

CPA-5Edit

CPA-5 (talk · contribs)

  • I joined Wikipedia in August 2016, but I joined MILHIST a year later. In 2019 I became more active than ever in the project. CPA-5 (talk) 08:17, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Comments and questions for CPA-5Edit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
  • I'm proud to keep the project alive by reviewing over 100 FA/FL, ACR and GANs this year alone.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
  • I'm mainly active here, most of the things I do are reviewing nominations. I do not describe myself as an experienced reviewer 'cause you'll learn something new every single day. But I keep my eyes on those reviews, in case someone forgot something or didn't see the small issues there. My goal is keeping the project alive and running. I'm also ready to do my duty as a co-ord, learn new things and listen to the issues.
  • If elected as a co-ord, what roles and tasks do you see yourself taking on? Will you get involved with closing A-class reviews, and helping to close the monthly contest, instance? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Good question AR, if I missed some nominations, then, I would get involved to close them. I see myself closing nominations, closing the monthly contest and helping my teammates in a case for a drive or other events like the Historian of the Year, Newcomer of the Year or for the Quarterly reviewing awards. Or even if someone needs help in The Bugle I'm ready to take the job. Of course, because I never have been a co-ord, everything would be new to me and need a little time to get into the job. But hey we all were new once. My goal is to let the project run and alive if someone needs my help I'm ready to help any kind of problem. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 08:13, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of CPA-5Edit

  1. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:48, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Chetsford (talk) 06:45, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. AyodeleA1 (talk) 12:18, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Petebutt (talk) 14:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Jeb3Talk at me here 18:05, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. User:KeeperOfThePeace (talk) 9:21 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Векочел (talk) 11:22, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. -Indy beetle (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. Kierzek (talk) 13:47, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. Cloptonson (talk) 14:57, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. Parsecboy (talk) 20:23, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. Great to see new names being put up. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Gog the MildEdit

Gog the Mild (talk · contribs)

I have been active for less than two years and so feel a little precocious in making this nomination. Nevertheless, MilHist has become my Wiki-home over the past twenty months and I have much appreciated the wonderful and creative space made available for me. Working as a coordinator seems a useful way of partially paying back for the use of the "playground" and perhaps helping to maintain it as the collegiate place that it is.

Comments and questions for Gog the MildEdit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • This time last year I wanted to make a start on getting to grips with the ACR and FAC processes, and I am pleased to have had a few articles go through both processes and to have reviewed over 90 ACRs and FACs (combined) since the turn of the year.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • Some enthusiasm, some time, and some experience of being new round here and finding some of the "obvious" and/or assumed procedures not so. As a natural Wikignome I actually enjoy some of the more repetitive or routine activities, so I may be able to free some of the more experienced coordinators' time up for some of the more high-skill activities.
  • If elected as a co-ord, what roles and tasks do you see yourself taking on? Will you get involved with closing A-class reviews, and helping to close the monthly contest, instance? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I am cognisant of the "Post Election" advice in "Becoming a Coordinator" to "Take a pause to observe how things are done and what the coordinators do. Ask the lead coordinator how you might best contribute." I intend to do both of those, especially the latter. I certainly hope to be active in closing A-class reviews and closing the monthly contest. I also anticipate continuing my usual monthly contributions to the assessment of MilHist articles at B class, GAN, ACR and FAC. Gog the Mild (talk) 11:09, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of Gog the MildEdit

  1. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:48, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 05:07, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Chetsford (talk) 06:42, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Gog has hit MilHist -- and FAC for that matter -- like a whirlwind with a series of strong articles and helpful reviews; should make a great coord. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 08:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Djmaschek (talk) 13:41, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Harrias talk 16:48, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. A strong researcher and writer when it comes to his own articles, Gog has also been very helpful in terms of his editorial guidance to multiple Milhist members (experienced and less experienced alike). His insightful, kind, and often humorous approach to the review process is one which other Wikipedians would do well to emulate. 47thPennVols (talk) 23:16, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. User:KeeperOfThePeace (talk) 9:35 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. Векочел (talk) 11:21, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. -Indy beetle (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. Catlemur (talk) 07:55, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. Cloptonson (talk) 14:57, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. Obenritter (talk) 15:34, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Always happy to work with, he has a lot of work done in the last two years and he made at least 13 articles to FAs all of them are all battles from a war which hasn't a lot of attention before he came in the scéne. I reckon MILHIST needs strong editors, writers, proggrammers, active people and people in general in its co-ord team. Always a big help if someone makes so much effort in works like he has. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 18:50, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC) Definitely. !!
  23. Parsecboy (talk) 20:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  24. No brainer. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  25. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  26. I'm sure Gog will be a great asset to the co-ord team. Zawed (talk) 07:49, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  27. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Hawkeye7Edit

Hawkeye7 (talk · contribs)

I'm been part of the project since 2010, but I'm really thrilled to see so many relatively new editors running.

Comments and questions for Hawkeye7Edit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • I have contributed to 74 featured articles, 116 A-class articles and 289 good articles. In recent times most of my articles have been about the British and American nuclear weapons programs. I also contribute articles (and sections of articles) on logistics. I read a lot of MilHist and have contributed book reviews to The Bugle. I have served the project as a coordinator from 2011 to 2016, and since 2018. I was awarded the Golden Wiki for the project’s member of the year in 2012, and the Silver Wiki for runner-up in 2014 and 2016. (I've never been Editor of the Week though. Well done Gog the Mild!)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • Mainly my writing and research skills. I also maintain the MilHistBot, which performs many of the routine admin chores that used to take up the coordinators' time.
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • My biggest achievement in the past year has been the automation of the quarterly awards. This had become most time intensive of the coordinators' tasks. It took many hours of work to compile the review tallies by hand. The MilHistBot now compiles the nominations in just a few seconds. A coordinator approves, and the Bot hands out the awards. The task looked formidable when I took it on, but could be broken down into its separate components, and proceeded steadily from there. Behind the scenes I moved the Bot onto WMF's server, so maintenance can be performed when I am out of town. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 00:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of Hawkeye7Edit

  1. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 05:07, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Chetsford (talk) 06:42, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Tireless contributor of significant articles, as well as bots that make a coord's life that much easier. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 08:39, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Nford24 (PE121 Personnel Request Form) 09:04, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Djmaschek (talk) 13:42, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Harrias talk 16:48, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Векочел (talk) 03:08, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. User:KeeperOfThePeace (talk) 13:11 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:26, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. -Indy beetle (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. Cloptonson (talk) 14:58, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. Josh (talk) 16:08, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. Gwillhickers (talk) 21:28, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Here we are again, if someone made a bot to make MILHIST easier than before then I believe you did a quiet good job. We have great and active people here with one goal and let's be honest some people goes to next level. People like Hawkeye want to expand their goals not only here but in other projects too. His work made me reckon and got me re-intrested in the space race between the US and the USSR 50 years ago. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:01, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. Glad to have worked with you. I'd be happy to work with you in the coordinators' circle again. Arius1998 (talk) 09:41, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  23. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  24. Of course. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  25. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  26. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

IazygesEdit

Iazyges (talk · contribs)

Hi all, I'm Iazyges. I've been a coordinator on the Military History project for nearly three years, and am running for another one. I mostly edit the articles of Roman emperors, as well as review Good Article Nominations. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 01:53, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Comments and questions for IazygesEdit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? Were you active in setting up or helping with any drives, closing reviews etc.? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    I was mostly active with closing reviews, and performing GA reviews (not strictly a Coordinator task, but the backlog does grow pretty fast.) Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 18:01, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of IazygesEdit

  1. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 05:09, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Chetsford (talk) 06:43, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Векочел (talk) 03:08, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. Catlemur (talk) 07:57, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. -Indy beetle (talk) 08:41, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. Laziges is maybe one of the most secret co-ords in my opnion. But maybe he's not a lot in the scénes doesn't mean he's not there. A lot of GA Roman and Byzantine emporors were made by this secret Wikipedian. I do not think he'd stop with making emporors a GA status. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:05, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. Glad to have worked with you. I'd be happy to work with you in the coordinators' circle again. Arius1998 (talk) 09:42, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. Parsecboy (talk) 20:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Kges1901Edit

Kges1901 (talk · contribs)

I have been editing articles on military history topics since I first created an account back in 2014, but I did not actually become truly active in the project until late 2015. Since then, I have mostly edited in project areas, and worked on content creation in the areas of Russian, Soviet, and CIS military history as well as that of the United States. I was elected coordinator last year, and have found it an interesting experience.

Comments and questions for Kges1901Edit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • I am most proud of helping to improve the average quality of the Russian, Soviet, and CIS articles, having written nearly a hundred biographies of Soviet generals, my three FAs, fifteen A-class, and 30+ GAs. Some of these are about relatively obscure units and I believe have helped to illuminate under-covered areas.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I am extremely active, which helps in reducing specific coord backlogs, such as checking the MILHIST contest at the end of the month, which is a time intensive exercise, and closing A-class reviews.
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? Were you active in setting up or helping with any drives, closing reviews etc.? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • In my first term as coordinator I started a review of the Incubator for new task forces that resulted in the archiving of a large number of inactive projects and the creation of the Indian military history task force, as the incubator should not act as a yearslong web host. I closed nineteen A-class reviews, approved awards, checked contest entries, closing the latter for several months.

Votes in support of Kges1901Edit

  1. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:50, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Chetsford (talk) 06:42, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Strong contributor in areas that haven't always received due attention; be good to see you back for another term. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 08:50, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. AyodeleA1 (talk) 12:17, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Djmaschek (talk) 13:42, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Harrias talk 16:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. Catlemur (talk) 07:56, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. Josh (talk) 16:09, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. Always looking for a Soviet Army's article who's not at least B. You've people whom are working with their ARCs, FACs or GANs, but people like Kges try to get the minimum good article status on Wikipedia the B-class status. Most people forgot this class and are working with every article above B, people like him try to increase the B articles in Wikipedia which is really important and we ought to follow his footsteps. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:15, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. Glad to have worked with you. I'd be happy to work with you in the coordinators' circle again. Arius1998 (talk) 09:42, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. Parsecboy (talk) 20:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Definitely. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  23. Zawed (talk) 07:52, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  24. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

ParsecboyEdit

Parsecboy (talk · contribs)

I've been around for a long time (started editing in mid-2006, don't remember when I became a member here, but probably 2007 or so), and have been a coordinator here for a good chunk of it (from 2009 to 2011 and then from 2016 to the present).

Comments and questions for ParsecboyEdit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I'm very active, I have a lot of experience with the article writing and reviewing process, I've been a member of the project for a long time, and I'm an administrator, so if tasks come up that require those tools, I can help.
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? Were you active in setting up or helping with any drives, closing reviews etc.? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Primarily I've been involved in closing reviews and helping out when I can with stuff like checking entries in the monthly contests. I purposefully didn't sign up for the current Backlock Banzai as I figure we'll need a few uninvolved coords to do the tallying, handing out awards, etc. Parsecboy (talk) 20:27, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of ParsecboyEdit

  1. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 05:10, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Chetsford (talk) 06:42, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Like Hawkeye, a tireless contributor and a safe pair of hands as coord. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. IMHO a good candidate - Nick Thorne talk 13:19, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:26, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. -Indy beetle (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. Catlemur (talk) 07:56, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. Absolutely! — Kralizec! (talk) 12:15, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. PB had a long road on Wikipedia and is still active on it like a decade ago. As a co-ord and former co-ord leader he has the experience in anything about the MILHIST. Everyone has a unique intrest in Wikipedia and his one is about war ships, we should all agree what his legacy is in the last 10 years. He made dozens and dozens of FAs which still people can learn about his way of working and thinking the way how an FA should look like. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:24, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. Glad to have worked with you. I'd be happy to work with you in the coordinators' circle again. Arius1998 (talk) 09:42, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. Of course. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Peacemaker67Edit

Peacemaker67 (talk · contribs)

Been around for a while, and have experience, having done this job for five of the last six years. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:16, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Comments and questions for Peacemaker67Edit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • My 49 Featured Articles/Lists, particularly my first FA, on the Chetnik leader Pavle Đurišić, and another on an Australian WWI commander Raymond Leane, but mainly my reviewing at FA/FL, ACR and GAN, which helps keep up the throughput of quality content created by members of the project. I also contribute a few things to the Bugle, mainly around recognition of milestones achieved by members of the project, and book reviews.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • Because I'm retired, I'm here a lot, which helps with getting things done in a timely manner, and I am familiar with doing things like running drives, setting up the election, checking the monthly contest, MHOTY/MHNOTY etc, which are the main manual things coords have to do since Hawkeye7's wonderful Milhistbot came on the scene. If I get stuck with something, I know who to ask for help.
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? Were you active in setting up or helping with any drives, closing reviews etc.? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Talking strictly about coord duties, I set up and am running the current Backlog Banzai edit-a-thon, and have chased up many reviewers at Milhist ACR, listed and closed many Milhist ACRs, handed out A-Class Medals and Crosses in a timely manner, checked my fair share of monthly contest entries, handed out quarterly reviewing awards, and set up these election pages as well. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:03, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of Peacemaker67Edit

  1. Puddleglum2.0 (talk)
  2. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:51, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 05:12, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Chetsford (talk) 06:43, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Nford24 (PE121 Personnel Request Form) 09:05, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. No brainer -- tks for standing again. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:38, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Djmaschek (talk) 13:43, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. Harrias talk 16:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. --Pudeo (talk) 17:25, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. User:KeeperOfThePeace (talk) 9:21 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. Will (talk) 11:24, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:26, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. -Indy beetle (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Catlemur (talk) 07:57, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. Cloptonson (talk) 14:59, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  23. Obenritter (talk) 15:31, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  24. Josh (talk) 16:09, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  25. GeneralPoxter (talk) 18:54, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  26. Gwillhickers (talk) 21:31, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  27. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  28. Oh boy where should I start? PM is here one of the most active co-ords (and he is a co-ord leader too) in the last year. Making a drive, a content, helping with the The Bugle, closing an ARC and reviewing a lot of nominations in the past year. Without him the nominations would be slowed down and people had to wait until someone else reviews it (which could be really long). Most of his work and legacy are his FAs about Austrialians and the former Yugoslavia. Keep it up mate, I'd love to see strong people like you, PM. Hopefully you'd stick here around mate. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:35, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  29. Glad to have worked with you. I'd be happy to work with you in the coordinators' circle again. Arius1998 (talk) 09:43, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  30. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  31. Parsecboy (talk) 20:27, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  32. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  33. Zawed (talk) 07:50, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  34. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Sturmvogel_66Edit

Sturmvogel_66 (talk · contribs)

I first started editing in '07, but didn't start to get serious until '09. I've been a coordinator for most of that time and am very active.

Comments and questions for Sturmvogel_66Edit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • I've contributed to Wikipedia's largest Featured Topic together with Parsecboy and we're closing in on finishing Operation Majestic Titan, a project to bring all 525 battleship and battlecruiser articles to Good Article status or better. It's only taken us a decade+ to get this far ;-)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • While I'm a very prolific contributor, I also do a lot of reviewing, having over 750 Good Article reviews to my name. I'm not an admin, but I do know alot about internal Wiki processes and am not afraid to ask for help from admins if needed.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 18:26, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? Were you active in setting up or helping with any drives, closing reviews etc.? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of Sturmvogel_66Edit

  1. EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 03:50, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Chetsford (talk) 06:44, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. More prolific than ever at ACR and FAC, and always good to have on the coord team. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:40, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Always thought they did good work. - Nick Thorne talk 13:17, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Djmaschek (talk) 13:44, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Harrias talk 16:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. User:KeeperOfThePeace (talk) 13:13 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:25, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. -Indy beetle (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. Векочел (talk) 14:55, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. Catlemur (talk) 07:58, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. Cloptonson (talk) 14:59, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. Gwillhickers (talk) 21:36, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. Sturm is the last person who I wouldn't support. Like PB is he working about warships. His speed is like the cheetah of project one day he writes a new article and the next day it is ready for a GAN. Busy he is I'd say, in the last couple of months he reviewed a lot of ARCs, FACs and GANs. I wouldn't think this cheetah would stop in the near future not like he did in 2017 with his 5-month break. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:44, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  23. Glad to have worked with you. I'd be happy to work with you in the coordinators' circle again. Arius1998 (talk) 09:43, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  24. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  25. Parsecboy (talk) 20:27, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  26. Of course. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  27. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

ВекочелEdit

Векочел (talk · contribs)

I have been editing on the wiki for a little over two years but it’s been a very active time for me. Векочел (talk) 02:17, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Comments and questions for ВекочелEdit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • I have gotten to befriend some wonderful people. I have gotten to play a role, both major and minor, in the editing of Roman history articles. Векочел (talk) 11:30, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • I am a prolific editor and I try to improve articles if possible. Векочел (talk) 11:30, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • If elected as a co-ord, what roles and tasks do you see yourself taking on? Will you get involved with closing A-class reviews, and helping to close the monthly contest, instance? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • I am willing to do anything to help around here. I have some experience with GA reviews and it might not be a bad idea to begin taking on A-class reviews. Векочел (talk) 03:45, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of ВекочелEdit

  1. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 05:15, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. Chetsford (talk) 08:20, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. It is always good to see new names offering to take on new roles. As such, I will offer you my support. If you are elected as a co-ord, please take the time to read this advice, but also please ask as many questions as you need and don't be afraid to get involved. All the best. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 02:21, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
    1. I appreciate it, AustralianRupert Векочел (talk) 22:10, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. As someone who'd be new in the team like I would, I believe the team loves to see new faces in the team. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:48, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Parsecboy (talk) 20:28, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. Great to see new people putting themselves forward. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

ZawedEdit

Zawed (talk · contribs)

I have been involved with the MilHist project for several years now and have been a co-ordinator previously, beginning in 2016. I generally work on subjects relating to New Zealand military history and have brought a number of articles in this field to GA and A-Class. I am now starting to get the ball rolling on taking some of the articles I have been working on Featured Articles. I do dabble in other areas - for example, colonial history of New Zealand, Formula One as well as football in South Korea are a few topics I have interest in. Zawed (talk) 10:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Comments and questions for ZawedEdit

  • What have been the achievements of which you are most proud within the Military history WikiProject?
    • Without a doubt, the improvement in coverage of New Zealand topics in the project.
  • What skills/qualities can you contribute as a coordinator?
    • Mainly nuts and bolts sort of stuff - closing reviews, doing some of the admin work on the contest. Also from time to time I go on an assessment sprees, going into the backlog of articles yet to be assessed. Also, although not necessarily something that only co-ordinators do, but one objective I had for the past year was to be more involved in article reviews and I want to build on this.
  • As a returning co-ord, can you please outline what your achievements were in your previous term? Were you active in setting up or helping with any drives, closing reviews etc.? AustralianRupert (talk) 21:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Most of my work as a co-ord revolved around closing reviews and checking off entries in the contest. I occasionally handed out the A-Class medal awards as well. Zawed (talk) 09:23, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Votes in support of ZawedEdit

  1. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 05:18, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 05:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Chetsford (talk) 06:44, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. Steady contributor, always measured in discussions. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:41, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Harrias talk 16:49, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. Catlemur (talk) 07:57, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  13. Josh (talk) 16:10, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
  14. Otr500 (talk) 00:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. Векочел (talk) 22:11, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  16. The only Kiwi I ever met in my life. There are a few Kiwis who work and be like Zawed, when most of world sleeps he works on his new projects his new articles. Most of his works are about Kiwi soldiers. Because New Zealand lies so far from the rest of the main world most people forgot the country. Zawed does have a great job to creat a hot spot for the Kiwis in Wikipedia. Keep up like that be proud to be Kiwi. Cheers. CPA-5 (talk) 19:56, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  17. Glad to have worked with you. I'd be happy to work with you in the coordinators' circle again. Arius1998 (talk) 09:44, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  18. auntieruth (talk) 16:02, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  19. Parsecboy (talk) 20:28, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  20. Gets stuck into jobs that need doing. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  22. - Dank (push to talk) 22:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

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