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The Requests for Adminship page (often abbreviated as RfA) is used to create discussion for users who have been nominated (or self-nominated) for a position on the administration team. Users may be nominated by another user, or they may nominate themselves.

Requests are generally closed and must have a general consensus determined within two weeks (or one if the vote is unanimous) after the nomination. However, if the nominator or nominee chooses to withdraw the nomination or the nominee declines, or the nomination is very poorly written (or there is none) it may be closed immediately.

In order to request someone or yourself for administration rights, you must give a detailed description on why the nominated user should be given administration rights, and give examples of their good deeds. If you are a nominated user, you may not vote for yourself under any category, unless if you decline or withdraw the request. When voting, occasional flame wars will be developed. If so, the user(s) must keep their cool and come to a consensus.

Requirements for adminshipEdit

To qualify to be an administrator, you must meet this minimum set of requirements:

  • Have a record of civil and mature behavior
  • No ban history on the wiki (exceptions may be made)
  • Have contributed to the wiki for a decent period of time (a minimum of one month of daily editing)
  • Must have an overall grasp of administration knowledge (blocking, coding, duties, etc.)
  • Must have an extensive knowledge on all wiki policies in order to correctly enforce its values to editors who do not adhere to it
  • Be active in editing and communal matters (exceptions may be made)
    • Your edit count should be higher in the main content of the wiki rather than discussions and threads; if this is not the case, you are likely better suited to be a discussion moderator

Voting titles Edit

Not just the standard "Support" and "Oppose"s are used in RfAs. This subsection lists most vote types.

  • Support - A positive vote.
  • Neutral - A vote saying that the voter is unsure about the nominee/between supporting and opposing.
  • Oppose - A negative vote.
    • {{Oppose}} creates Oppose Oppose
  • Comment - A comment.
    • {{Comment}} creates Comment Comment
      • : - a comment made in response to another comment can simply be indented.
  • Question - A comment that allows editors to ask questions. (Ex. What would you do with your tools?)

Procedures Edit

Voting Edit

  1. Users must have made 50 edits to non-social namespaces in a regular fashion for at least month to be able to vote or nominate. Social namespaces include comments, walls and the user space.
  2. When voting begins, community members may do the following:
    1. Place one "support" vote under the nominee of their choice.
    2. Place one "oppose" and/or "neutral" vote under as many nominees as the user feels strongly about.
    3. Place one "question" comment under a nominee and ask them a question regarding their suitability for the rights.
  3. Attach reasoning to your position. Every vote must be logical, reasonable, and in line with the stated requirements for adminship. It is the responsibility of the voter to ensure compliance. Unless they are later clarified in an acceptable way, non-complying votes may be discarded without notice.
  4. Individual votes may then be critiqued or discussed at any time in a civil and reasonable manner.
  5. At the end of two weeks, voting is closed. Voting is also closed if there are no votes for three days.

Resolving votes Edit

  • If the nominee has a rate of support of 80% or above, the rights are granted.
    • If the nominee has a rate of support between 70% and 80%, staff members determine whether the rights are granted. Arguments from the votes provided and the responses of the nominee to questions will be considered.
    • If the nominee has a rate of support of 70% or below, the rights are not granted.
  • In the event only one sysop position is available but there two or more editors competing for the position, but no one has a rate of support above 70%, the nominee with the highest rate of support is granted the rights.
  • When deciding which nominee has the most complying votes, any draws are resolved by considering the candidate with the most support from current staff members first. If there is a draw in staff votes, bureaucratic discretion will be used to determine which nominee will be considered first.

Nominations Edit

Active nominations Edit

There are currently no on-going nominations.

Candidate overview
User information Nomination accepted Nomination date Discussion

Closed nominations Edit

Candidate overview
User information Nomination accepted Nomination date Discussion
Fireburn12Wall • ContribsEdit count Self-nominated 02:47, April 29, 2014‎ (UTC) RfA (sysop)