After nearly a month of observing, I've decided to promote you to become part of the new Admin team. With this being said, how would you like to be promoted to Content Moderator? I would like to see first how much better you'll do with this role and if all goes well, I will further promote you to an Administrator in the near future.
Unfortunately, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy for promotion. During the interval of almost one month between when I first applied for the position, I had categorized many files in addition to reverting vandalism and cleaning up pages and categories. My edits were made in good faith, summing up to over 6,000, yet it took you this long to consider me to be promoted to even a content moderator. I've been on wikis similar to this one, both in terms of traffic and article count, where the active admins promoted other users much quicker than you. Had you acted quicker, my interest in the Iron Man franchise wouldn't have dwindled, and I now believe my talents would be better suited elsewhere.
I see. Well, I do understand your reasons, and I'm sorry to hear that. However, I really did plan on giving it a few weeks to a month to see the progress.
I do admit that this message has been delayed and I apologize for that as I was also very busy with non-wiki matters in-between your message and this one, particularly in the middle of this time-frame. I was actually supposed to post this around a week ago but I was still busy setting up the Media Wiki before promoting.
Nonetheless, I respect your decision. I understand some administrators may promote users quicker than others within a short time, but there are also others like myself that require more time and depth to see it fit.
Don't get me wrong, you've done an excellent job with all your contributions here and I'm very grateful for that, but it's most likely that I've taken this more seriously than I did a few years ago. Thanks to you, I see that now, and I guess I should be taking matters like these more lightly next time.
Hey Hail Stroms Wrath. Sorry for getting back to you so late, I've been extremely busy with real life commitments lately so I hardly have any time to edit on Fandom/Wikia anymore.
Looking back on my message, I feel that I came across as a bit too discourteous and misleading. While it is true that I was somewhat demotivated to contribute here because it took you a relatively excessive amount of time to demote me, it is not the primary grounds for my egress from the wiki. My foremost reason for making the decision ultimately boils down to me just not having much spare time anymore.
As I've mentioned before, I haven't had much time to edit as I've had to focus on real life responsibilities and my goals for the future. Consequently, I've chosen to resign from the various wikis on which I held user rights. Admittedly, I was starting feel a bit obligated and tied down to the Fandom/Wikia website as a whole, and accepting your offer would have been counterproductive to my desire to cease this feeling.
That having been said, I may still seldom edit on this wiki, though considerably less than enough to be regarded as an active contributor. After some reflection, your requirement for more time than I anticipated does not seem unreasonable. Moreover, I thank you for your gratitude and am genuinely appreciative for your understanding. My apologies If I came across as curt. Although weeks have passed by since the incident, I felt that you deserved a legitimate explanation. Despite our difference of opinion, you seem like a great administrator, and I'm sure the contributors of this wiki are happy to have you as a member of the community.
It's fine. No problem. Your reply surprised me actually as I wasn't expecting you to get back after your last message. I apologize as well for the late reply as I've also been busy with other matters these past few weeks.
Anyways, thanks for getting back to this thread. I understand your perspective and reasons for turning down the opportunity. I know very well how it feels like to be ambitious, and help out multiple wiki's at a time, most especially when you know you can definitely help and improve the content, even more so with powerful editing tools at your disposal.
However, I would like to offer some advice - don't get carried away with the ambitions of editing. You can help out all you want, but just remember, you can't control everything, and most importantly, you're not obligated to do this. The more you add to the list, the heavier the load will be and the faster you and your interests in editing will burn out.
Take me for instance. I've been editing for more than half a decade, and yet, I'm still here. Why? Because of all the wiki's that I've edited on, this is my main one. Even after all these years, I'm still here because I've never lost interest and I enjoy editing here, even after my inactivity. I chose to stick to one and a few others that I really care about. That way, I know I can manage my wiki's within my scope.
So in light of your reason, I would suggest you to do the same. Stick to one or a few wikis that you genuinely care about to prevent you from burning out and getting "tied down to the FANDOM / Wikia website as a whole" as you've stated.
Lastly, wether you're busy or editing in other wikis, just know that you're always welcome here. If ever you change your mind, I may still promote you to be part of this wiki's new Admin team. After all, 6000 edits is still an impressive feat despite most of them being mass automated edits.
I noticed that you've been working on categories lately, and removed a lot of unnecessary ones, but also removed several article classification categories as well such as the Iron Man Franchise, Deceased Comic Characters, comic volume categories, Ten Rings, and a few others. I would just like to know why you removed these certain categories?
Other than this, you've been doing great with your all edits recently, and I'm surprised how many edits you've done in a short amount of time. Great job and keep up the good work. :)
Due to the sheer number of uncategorized categories, I believe a new categorization system needs to be implemented. It is worth noting that a category such as "Iron Man Franchise" simply isn't a good category as it is far too general and could refer to almost every single article on this wiki.
I see. Actually, that's true. I did notice lately that the categories haven't been entirely organized. I never really worked that much on categorizing categories before because I was busy working on categorizing articles instead. But since you've mentioned it, I do have plans on restructuring and reorganizing the wiki's categories as well, especially the category tree. Hopefully I'll get to work on them soon.