Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Ran

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final (16/2/0) ending 09:55, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Ran has made 2529 edits since April 2004. I have found his work on China-related topics to be useful and extensive. He seems familiar with the rules here and would make a fine admin. --Jiang 09:55, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I accept. Thanks to Jiang and everyone else for your kind words and encouragement. :D -- [[User:Ran|ran (talk)]] 16:49, Nov 7, 2004 (UTC)


  1. Jiang 09:55, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  2. Excellent work on China-related topics. Strong support. 172 10:19, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  3. Gzornenplatz 10:54, Nov 7, 2004 (UTC)
  4. VeryVerily 11:48, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  5. DF08 14:19, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  6. Andre (talk) 17:35, Nov 7, 2004 (UTC)
  7. —No-One Jones (m) 18:51, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  8. BLANKFAZE | (что??) 21:40, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  9. Of course. --Lst27 (talk) 23:39, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  10. Absolutely. Responded very quickly when I needed help communicating with a problem Chinese contributor whose English is not so good. --Michael Snow 00:38, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  11. Ok. -- Grunt 🇪🇺 03:07, 2004 Nov 8 (UTC)
  12. Great work, seems to keep cool when the heat is on. Shane King 03:46, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)
  13. Node 03:52, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  14. DV 06:28, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  15. Yep. Fluency in Chinese is a plus, too. Lowellian (talk)[[]] 07:05, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)
  16. Support. Fire Star 18:06, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  1. I hope Ran has "truly learned what NPOV means", but I'm not convinced yet. On Tibet he seemed to have trouble recognising that other viewpoints should be mentioned, and with using the talk page to negotiate changes where topics are controversial. I think more time is needed. Markalexander100 04:01, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  2. anthony 警告 03:58, 11 Nov 2004 (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've asked for help several times in the past regarding speedy-deletes and I think I'll be returning the favour if I get adminship. Also, once I get that fabled rollback button I might finally be motivated enough to watch the recent changes page for vandals. VfD would be another page I'll be looking more regularly at.
2. Of your articles or contributions to Wikipedia, are there any about which you are particularly pleased, and why?
A. Well, in rough chronologically order, I started out writing a good chunk of Singlish. Then I started working through the provinces of China: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang (still ongoing); in the process I did Political divisions of China and a lot of its subpages; also there was some work done on Mandarin (linguistics), Jin (linguistics), and a couple of other pages about the Chinese language, and there was also Template:Province-level divisions of the People's Republic of China, and on a related vein, Template:Administrative divisions of Russia and a couple other template pages. And I've recently been working on State leaders by year.
I can't really say if any of them pleases me particularly. It's just nice to go through a long-forgotten article and be able to say, "Hey! I wrote that!". :) There are still wide gaps in Wikipedia concerning China-related topics and I'm just happy that I've helped fill up a bit of it.
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. Yeah, I've had conflicts in Asian Cup 2004, Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, China proper, Tibet, and People's Republic of China. The first few were rather heated, but in the last one (People's Republic of China) I think I truly learned what NPOV means (NPOV means putting all the views in no matter how downright absurd they seem to you) and I drafted the final NPOV version in the end. So that's the way I'll be dealing with similar disputes in the future. -- [[User:Ran|ran (talk)]] 16:49, Nov 7, 2004 (UTC)