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Proposed new FAC coordinatorEdit

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
It's been a week and the support for Ealdgyth as FAC coord seems very clear, so I think we can safely close this, welcome her to her new/additional role, and again thank Sarastro for his great contribution. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 13:12, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi everyone, Sarastro1 has indicated that he is unlikely to return to Wikipedia anytime soon so is stepping down from his role as FAC coordinator. We hope everyone will join us in thanking him for his great service over the past couple of years and to wish him well.

In Sarastro's place Andy and I would like to propose Ealdgyth. She should need no introduction as a long-standing contributor, source reviewer, administrator and TFA coordinator. Given TFA's well-oiled roster system, none of us in the FAC and TFA coord teams believe there should an issue with her performing both roles.

We've generally held RFCs to confirm proposed Featured Content coords and are ready to hold another to confirm Ealdgyth in the FAC role, but given she's already a TFA coord we'd like to get a sense from the community as to whether that's really necessary.

Please let us know your thoughts!

Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 21:47, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Support strongly/Great nominee. Someone who will be rigorous, firm and yet diplomatic; who will hold FAC to high standards and not be afraid to tear strips off old-timers like me (but in a diplomatic way) if we serve up shoddy nominations. Cas Liber (talk · contribs)
  • Sounds like a sensible pick to me! Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs talk 22:02, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Yep, excellent choice. - SchroCat (talk) 22:02, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Indeed - as SandyGeorgia said, thank you Sarastro1 for your efforts, which were fantastic. - SchroCat (talk) 22:25, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, of course, per all the above. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:03, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Sure, Ealdgyth seems like an excellent candidate ... providing that she agrees to taking coordinator duties. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 22:08, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support no risks here. The Rambling Man (Staying alive since 2005!) 22:09, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • You betcha, long overdue. Thank you, Sarastro; you were mahvalous! To the other question, no additional RFC needed, but this thread could be mentioned at FAR and TFA. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:11, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. RfC? - pfui! Gog the Mild (talk) 22:24, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • +S. No need for an RfC ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 03:07, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Duh. - Dank (push to talk) 22:54, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Thank you to Sarastro1 for all of their work/contributions as an FAC coordinator. It would be nice to see them return to Wikipedia in the future. Aoba47 (talk) 23:04, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Sensible progression. Richard Nevell (talk) 23:24, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Sorry to see Sarastro1 go, and hope they'll be back soon, but Ealdgyth is a great choice. Thanks for volunteering! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:42, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Also don't see a need for a RfC. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:09, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Will be missed, but Ealdgyth is an excellent choice. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:58, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
    Don't see the need to seek the opinion of the unwashed masses in an RfC. FAC coordinators have always been appointed by apostolic succession, tracing their lineage back to Raoul, and thence to Jimbo himself. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 03:38, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
    Pretty sure I’m the wrong sex for Apostolic succession to apply, but great allusion... Ealdgyth - Talk 03:44, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
    Hey, it's the internet! We can fix the Catholic Church here at least :P Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs talk 13:59, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
    BTDT, and Ealdgyth probably remembers the five (or six?) Catholic Church FACs as fondly as Karanacs and I do. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:12, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
    Oh, gods, please don't remind me... Ealdgyth - Talk 16:42, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent candidate with a proven track record.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:46, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Enthusiastic support I don't have much by way of rationalization, but that's the adjective that comes to mind. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 01:00, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Redundant (given the unanimity above) support for this clearly qualified candidate. --RL0919 (talk) 01:13, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Excellent news. SarahSV (talk) 01:28, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Q: I'm not entirely sure of what's happening here. Are we directly supporting a candidacy for immediate promotion, tacitly supporting a lack of a need for an RfC? Or just confirming that Ealdgyth is the most suitable candidate for a future RfC? Homeostasis07 (talk/contributions) 02:45, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
    • Yeah, there are effectively two considerations here: community endorsement of the proposal for Ealdgyth to become a FAC coord (not really "promotion" as she's already a Featured Content coord over at TFA and this would simply be an additional duty); and community input as to whether the proposal needs to be taken further in the form of an RFC. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 02:53, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support, and surely no need for an Rfc! Many thanks to Sarastro1 for his efforts. Johnbod (talk) 06:08, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Ealdgyth's direct appointment as a FA coordinator without an RfC: she'll do really well in the role. I'd also like to thank Sarastro1 for their efforts, as well as Ian and Andy for their continuing contributions. Nick-D (talk) 08:47, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - both for the appointment, and against the need for an RfC. KJP1 (talk) 10:44, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Given the overwhelming support with no-one demurring, at what point does a snow close become the order of the day? - SchroCat (talk) 10:50, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Better to let it run so Ealdgyth can rack up her well-deserved support, and latecomers are not alienated. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:08, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - good choice. FunkMonk (talk) 10:51, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent choice. Dudley Miles (talk) 11:32, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't know why an RfC has even been posited; this is an internal process with no extra tools or authority and with no impact on the wider project. C.f. the MilHist coordinator elections. ——SN54129 11:44, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • PS Support Equus episcopus ——SN54129 13:12, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
    • To be fair, it was I, when Ian and Andy approached me, who felt that consultation and/or and RfC was needed. I prefer to have community input. (Although ya'll are scaring me with this love fest - it makes me worried for when the other shoe is going to fall somewhere else in life...) Ealdgyth - Talk 13:55, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, and I see no need for a formal RfC either. I haven't always agreed with Ealdgyth, but I have nothing but respect for her abilities with content. Vanamonde (Talk) 16:23, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I definitely think there should be some kind of Takeshi's Castle style elimination round, a three month review by an Arbcom subcommitee, followed by a double blind trial, then a secret ballot for tranche three (sub tranche b) requiring a two-thirds majority of editors with more than 60 edits in the last 4 minutes and with anybody who hasn't logged in for six months having a veto. Or doesn't work like that any more? Yomanganitalk
  • Support of course Graham Beards (talk) 16:33, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support - A knowledgeable editor who knows what a FA should be. Good selection for the job. Red Phoenix talk 16:36, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, obviously. --Coemgenus (talk) 17:19, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support – I echo the comments above. She may not like me, but I like her and I think she'll be great as a coordinator. CassiantoTalk 17:59, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support, and thanks to Sarastro1 for the great job! Moisejp (talk) 02:03 , 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per above. Wug·a·po·des​ 02:09, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support of course. No nonsense and a significant and formidable addition to the team. She seems to inch by per Yomangani's ruleguidelinePolicy. Ceoil (talk) 08:44, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support A frequent, strong contributor to FAC, and certainly someone who would be a great addition to the coordination of everything. Kaiser matias (talk) 17:59, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

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FAC reviewing statistics for NovemberEdit

Here are the FAC reviewing statistics for November. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:11, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Reviewers for November 2019
# reviews Type of review
Reviewer Image Source Content Total
Nikkimaria 15 5 1 21
Brianboulton 16 3 19
Gog the Mild 3 2 4 9
Aoba47 2 4 6
Peacemaker67 6 6
Casliber 6 6
CPA-5 6 6
Jo-Jo Eumerus 4 1 5
Laser brain 1 3 4
FunkMonk 4 4
Lee Vilenski 3 3
Wehwalt 3 3
Kees08 1 2 3
Tim riley 3 3
AhmadLX 1 2 3
Coffeeandcrumbs 2 2
AustralianRupert 2 2
J Milburn 2 2
Homeostasis07 2 2
Giants2008 2 2
Serial Number 54129 2 2
Kosack 2 2
Lingzhi2 2 2
The Rambling Man 2 2
Ceoil 2 2
Cplakidas 2 2
Cassianto 2 2
Dank 2 2
SchroCat 2 2
Kaiser matias 2 2
SnowFire 2 2
RetiredDuke 1 1
Moisejp 1 1
Fowler&fowler 1 1
Mr rnddude 1 1
Clindberg 1 1
Jens Lallensack 1 1
Blue Pumpkin Pie 1 1
Iry-Hor 1 1
KyleJoan 1 1
John M Wolfson 1 1
Rosiestep 1 1
Andrew Dalby 1 1
TheJoebro64 1 1
MONGO 1 1
Ianblair23 1 1
Masjawad99 1 1
Haukurth 1 1
WereSpielChequers 1 1
Nigej 1 1
HaEr48 1 1
Twofingered Typist 1 1
Maury Markowitz 1 1
FrB.TG 1 1
Hanberke 1 1
GreenMeansGo 1 1
Dudley Miles 1 1
Dr. Blofeld 1 1
Pendright 1 1
Ceranthor 1 1
SMcCandlish 1 1
Sportsfan77777 1 1
Gerda Arendt 1 1
Aa77zz 1 1
Carabinieri 1 1
Damien Linnane 1 1
Mike Christie 1 1
Mimihitam 1 1
Darkwarriorblake 1 1
T8612 1 1
E.3 1 1
Betty Logan 1 1
Victoriaearle 1 1
MWright96 1 1
DAP388 1 1
A. Parrot 1 1
KJP1 1 1
Winged Blades of Godric 1 1
Paleface Jack 1 1
Money emoji 1 1
Toa Nidhiki05 1 1
Vanamonde93 1 1
1 1
Grand Total 27 29 129 185
Supports and opposes for November 2019
# declarations Declaration
Editor Oppose Support None Struck oppose Grand Total
Nikkimaria 1 19 1 21
Brianboulton 19 19
Gog the Mild 4 5 9
Aoba47 4 2 6
Peacemaker67 6 6
Casliber 6 6
CPA-5 4 2 6
Jo-Jo Eumerus 5 5
Laser brain 4 4
FunkMonk 3 1 4
Lee Vilenski 2 1 3
Wehwalt 3 3
Kees08 1 2 3
Tim riley 3 3
AhmadLX 1 1 1 3
Coffeeandcrumbs 2 2
AustralianRupert 2 2
J Milburn 2 2
Homeostasis07 2 2
Giants2008 1 1 2
Serial Number 54129 1 1 2
Kosack 2 2
Lingzhi2 2 2
The Rambling Man 2 2
Ceoil 2 2
Cplakidas 2 2
Cassianto 2 2
Dank 1 1 2
SchroCat 2 2
Kaiser matias 2 2
SnowFire 2 2
RetiredDuke 1 1
Moisejp 1 1
Fowler&fowler 1 1
Mr rnddude 1 1
Clindberg 1 1
Jens Lallensack 1 1
Blue Pumpkin Pie 1 1
Iry-Hor 1 1
KyleJoan 1 1
John M Wolfson 1 1
Rosiestep 1 1
Andrew Dalby 1 1
TheJoebro64 1 1
MONGO 1 1
Ianblair23 1 1
Masjawad99 1 1
Haukurth 1 1
WereSpielChequers 1 1
Nigej 1 1
HaEr48 1 1
Twofingered Typist 1 1
Maury Markowitz 1 1
FrB.TG 1 1
Hanberke 1 1
GreenMeansGo 1 1
Dudley Miles 1 1
Dr. Blofeld 1 1
Pendright 1 1
Ceranthor 1 1
SMcCandlish 1 1
Sportsfan77777 1 1
Gerda Arendt 1 1
Aa77zz 1 1
Carabinieri 1 1
Damien Linnane 1 1
Mike Christie 1 1
Mimihitam 1 1
Darkwarriorblake 1 1
T8612 1 1
E.3 1 1
Betty Logan 1 1
Victoriaearle 1 1
MWright96 1 1
DAP388 1 1
A. Parrot 1 1
KJP1 1 1
Winged Blades of Godric 1 1
Paleface Jack 1 1
Money emoji 1 1
Toa Nidhiki05 1 1
Vanamonde93 1 1
1 1
Grand Total 5 98 81 1 185
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