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Date Resolved: August 10, 2014
Result: Proposal passes.
Some recent issues have come up in regards to administrator policies, so here is a proposed revision to the policy.
Everything in bold is new or modified. All others remain the same.
1. Administrator - any user of the wiki with sysop privileges.
2. Bureaucrat - any administrator of the wiki with bureaucratic privileges.
3. Active Administrator - any administrator of the wiki that has made contributions within one (1) month preceding the present date.
4. Inactive Administrator - any administrator of the wiki that has not made contributions within one (1) month preceding the present date, but within three (3) months preceding the present date.
5. Suspension - the temporary removal of an administrator's privileges.
B. Adminship Requirements
In order for a contributor to qualify for the administration, they must meet the following.
1. User must have at least 750 edits of which at least 400 of these are main namespace edits.
2. User must have been active for at least 60 days from the date of their earliest edit prior to making the request.
3. User must be able to demonstrate that they are willing to help and show good judgment.
4. User must have a reason that is at least five sentences long, demonstrates their understanding of the position, and uses proper spelling and grammar.
C. Bureaucrat Requirements
In order for a contributor to qualify for bureaucrat, they must meet the following.
1. User must be a current member of the administration who has been an administrator for at least two (2) years.
2. User must have at least 2,000 edits, of which at least 1,000 are main namespace edits.
3. User must demonstrate that all their edits are positive, and further the goal of improving the wiki.
4. User must demonstrate use of proper spelling and grammar.
5. User must demonstrate good reasons for any questionable edits.
6. User must have full support of all other active bureaucrats.
7. User must have support from a majority of active administrators.
8. Any administrator requesting promotion to bureaucrat that does not meet the criteria outlined in clause 1, above, may be waived if the request is supported by all other active bureaucrats and the requestor has been an active administrator for at least one (1) year.
D. Application Process
A user seeking to be an administrator or bureaucrat must follow these procedures:
1. They must follow the requirements, or their application will be deleted by an administrator.
2. They must create a request page using the form, and provide a reason that follows the above criteria.
3. Applicants shall not use any images to advertise "support" for them, so as to discourage unqualified users who seek the support of others who do not consider their qualifications.
4. Applicants shall not force other users to support them. Applicants are allowed to notify other users of such discussion, without imposing an agenda (such as using images to advertise for support, as in clause 3, above).
E. Decision Process
1. Any contributor can participate in the nomination discussion, as long as they meet the following criteria:
a. Participants must have at least one hundred (100) main namespace edits.
b. Participants must have been an active contributor for at least one (1) month.
c. Participants must leave a comment along with their support, oppose, or neutral, otherwise their opinion doesn't count in the final decision.
d. All administrators within the SpongeBobia network are allowed to participate in the discussions.
2. Length of request
a. Administrator and bureaucrat requests are to last no shorter than seven (7) days from the time the applicant makes the request.
b. If an applicant has the support of at least 90% of participating administrators, they may be promoted after three (3) days.
3. The applicant is promoted under the following circumstances:
a. They have at least three quarters (75%) support.
c. If more than half (50%) of active administrators do not support the user's application, the request is unsuccessful and may be closed.
4. Only bureaucrats can close the discussion, as they have the ability to promote those that are successful in their application.
5. If a user makes an administrator request but fails to be promoted, they must wait at least thirty (30) days before making another request, unless their request is endorsed by all active administrators.
F. Administrator Duties
1. When a user is promoted to the administration, they have more privileges than the average user. They are expected to use these powers with good judgment and follow all the rules.
2. In the event that an administrator is not following the rules and/or are abusing their powers, a bureaucrat must inform them of their wrongdoing, in case of any misinterpretations.
3. If after #2 above, the administrator does not stand down or admit to wrongdoing and thus the bureaucrat fails to resolve the issue, they may demote the administrator for a suspension of one (1) week.
4. After the suspension (clause 3, above), the said bureaucrat must then create a discussion for the community to discuss the situation, and decide whether or not the user should be demoted permanently, temporarily, or reinstated.
5. Any administrator who is demoted after their adminship is terminated, obtains "former administrator" status.
G. Demoting Administrators
1. All administrators keep their administrative powers as long as they want, with the exceptions outlined in this section.
2. A bureaucrat may temporarily demote an administrator if they break a rule (see section E).
3. If an administrator resigns or quits, they must notify a bureaucrat so their powers can be removed. The bureaucrat, when demoting them, must refer to the thread in which they quit or resign to show they were responding to that resignation or quitting.
4. If an administrator is inactive for at least one (1) month, they are given "inactive" status and their administrative powers are removed.
5. If an inactive administrator returns after their period of inactivity, their administrative powers may be returned. However, this is limited, per clause 6, below.
6. If an administrator is inactive for at least three (3) months, they obtain "former administrator" status.
H. Returning administrators
1. If a former administrator wishes to return, they must request to be an administrator once again.
2. If a user resigns or quits, they have up to one (1) week from the date and time of their announcement revoke their resignation or quitting. After that seven (7) day period, if they wish to return to the administration, they must make another administration request.
This discussion will end on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 6 p.m., eastern time. — AMK152 (Wall • Contrib) 21:56, August 3, 2014 (UTC)