Martin wrote in part:
Thirdly, I should note that my sysop powers were the
result of a fairly
decision by Ed Poor, rather than the general
acclamation that has greeted
sysops. As such I feel somewhat lacking in democratic
While I wish
to retain my deletion and undeletion powers solely for
the purpose of
histories or moving page titles, I would like to
announce here that I will
take any other sysop-restricted actions, until further
notice. I hope you
can all trust
me to keep my word on this matter.
I would say that the only reason there were not lots of messages seconding
your sysophood was because it was unnecesarry.
So for the record:
I strongly and enthusiastically support Martin as a sysop. I fully trust
him to use all and any of his sysop abilities for the good of Wikipedia and
the Wikipedia community.