After all concerns from concern stage of this discussion has been resolved and taken into account, proposal located in "Proposal" section above has been created and put to voting. To join the voting, you simply use buttons located in "Voting" section of this page and fill the resulting page.
1. This section covers policies in regards to users who may request promotion following resignation or retirement.
2. Any user that retires, retires, or quits and returns and wishes to be repromoted, they must follow the same procedures and requirements as if they were a user who had never been promoted before.
3. If a retired or resigned user returns to ESB, they cannot be promoted to any position until three (3) months following the announcement of their return or decision not to retire or resign.
4. Any requirement of the repromotion policy can be waived at the majority vote of all bureaucrats.
Vote below on whether you support, oppose, or are neutral to each version. This voting stage ends Monday, March 6, 2017 at 9:55 p.m., eastern time. — AMK152 (Wall • Contrib) 02:50, February 28, 2017 (UTC)
Oppose - the problem with this is that it prevents things from moving quickly, especially if there was an accidental demotion or an emergency. — AMK152 (Wall • Contrib) 02:53, February 28, 2017 (UTC)
Comment - I'm not really sure how an admin can demote himself "by accident", as situations like one where a bureaucrat demotes the wrong admin by mistake isn't covered by this portion of the policy. It's very reasonable to want re-promotions to occur with as little drama as possible, but admins who randomly quit or resign just to return shortly later are creating drama themselves, regardless of the circumstances of their departure. I'm fine with exceptions being made every now and then, but we do need to have provisions in place to discourage that type of behavior in the future. ~JCM 06:00, February 28, 2017 (UTC)