Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Optional RfA candidate poll

This optional polling page is for experienced editors who intend to request administrative privileges (RfA) in the near future and wish to receive feedback on their chances of succeeding in their request.

This page is not intended to provide general reviews of editors. To seek feedback on what you can do to improve your contributions to Wikipedia, ask a friendly, experienced editor on the editor's talk page for help.

Disclaimer: Before proceeding, please read advice pages such as Advice for RfA candidates. The result of a poll may differ greatly from an actual RfA, so before proceeding, you should evaluate your contributions based on this advice as well as recent successful and failed requests. Look at past polls in the archives and consider the risk of having a similar list of shortcomings about yourself to which anyone can refer. You may want to consider asking an editor experienced at RfA, such as those listed at Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination, their thoughts privately.


Potential candidates

To request an evaluation of your chances of passing a request for adminship in the next 3 to 6 months, add your name below and wait for feedback. Please read Wikipedia:Not now before adding your name to this list.


Responders, please provide a number from 0 to 10 (zero being the lowest and ten being the highest chance) representing your estimate of the potential candidate's likelihood of passing an RfA. (Note the number is not your personal rating of the candidate.)

You can optionally provide short, constructive feedback based on your own analysis. Please be understanding of those who volunteer without fully understanding what is expected of an administrator, and phrase your comments in an encouraging manner as much as possible. A helper script is available that allows one-click rating.


Potential candidates may opt to close or withdraw their ORCP assessment request at any time. Polls are normally closed without any closing statement after seven days (and are archived seven days after being closed). They may be closed earlier if there is unanimous agreement that the candidate has no chance at being granted administrative privileges.

Sample entry

*5/10 - Edit count seems okay, but there will be opposers saying you need more AfD participation. [[User:Place holder|Place holder]] ([[User talk:Place holder|talk]]) 00:00, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanoscar21: January 17, 2021

Advice given on user talk page and below. isaacl (talk) 14:47, 18 January 2021 (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.

Thanoscar21 (talk · contribs · logs · block log · page moves · count · edit summaries · non-automated edits · articles created · BLP edits · AfD votes · XfD votes · admin score (beta) · CSD log · no prior RfA)

I'm not planning on applying in the next year, but maybe in the future, so this is out of pure curiosity. I mainly do counter-vandalism work, help as a trainer in the WP:CVUA, and help out with the short descriptions and grammar.
I know I'm woefully lacking in content creation and in XfD (in fact, my recent nomination failed because I made an impulse decision based on the fact that it would require a fundamental rewrite in order to be encyclopedic), and I haven't gotten any GAs or FAs. Any feedback would be welcome! Thanks, Thanoscar21talkcontributions 22:09, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

  • As the mission here is to provide an idea as to how the community would vote now(ish), I would suggest doing this poll within the spirit with which is intended: a) When you have read the advice pages, b) when you when you have met the criteria generally expected by the voters (content creation), and c) when you are much closer to the time when you intend to run. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:56, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • 0/10 per your own description. If you can't supply evidence you have dealt with conflict adequately and shown how to communicate with people unhappy with admin activities, you won't pass RfA. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:04, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

The discussion above 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.