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This page documents demotion discussions, including permanent (termination) and temporary (suspension). Over the history of Encyclopedia SpongeBobia, demotions have been discussed in different ways. This page will document all instances.

Policy

Per the Demotion Article of the ESB:Provisional bylaws:

  • D. Quarterly User Rights Reviews
  • 1. Every three (3) months, all bureaucrats, administrators, assistants, discussion moderators, and chat moderators will be put through a review process so the community can assess their status to ensure the most qualified people remain in their positions.
  • 2. Administration reviews will occur four times per year, beginning on the following dates: February 10, May 10, August 10, and November 10.
  • 3. If a user was promoted within one (1) week prior to the creation of the review, they will be exempt from the review.
  • 4. The community shall vote on whether each promoted user should remain in their position or be demoted.
  • 5. Each review period will last two (2) weeks. After two weeks, those users with a majority of all participants and participating administrators (more than 50%) supporting the removal of their position (excluding neutrals) will be subject to demotion.
  • 6. Bureaucrats will discuss in private to determine the final verdict.
  • E. Emergency User Rights Review
  • 1. General
  • a. An Emergency User Rights Review may occur between the quarterly user rights reviews if a promoted user is abusing their powers and needs to be demoted.
  • b. In such a case, a promoted user may be suspended, pending review, in accordance with this section.
  • i. In the event that a promoted user is not following the rules and/or are abusing their powers, a bureaucrat must inform them of their wrongdoing, in case of any misinterpretations. (this was moved from below)
  • ii. If the promoted user does not stand down or admit to wrongdoing and thus the bureaucrat fails to resolve the issue, they may demote the promoted user for a suspension of one (1) week.
  • iii. After the suspension (clause b, above), the said bureaucrat must then create an Emergency User Rights Review discussion.
iv. Any administrator who is demoted after their adminship is terminated, obtains "former administrator" status.
  • c. Creating a User Rights Review discussion by any non-administrator to have another user demoted from any position is prohibited and will result in the deletion of that discussion.
  • 2. Process
  • a. If a user feels that an administrator should be demoted, they must contact an administrator to make a request.
  • b. The administrators will discuss whether or not the promoted user in question should have a review discussion to let the community decide if that user should be demoted.
  • c. A majority of administrators must support a review discussion in order for it to be created in the first place. If it is determined that a majority of administrators do not support such a discussion taking place, the request is dropped.
  • d. Once a majority of administrators support the creation of a review discussion, they must notify the administrator in question to give them the following choices:
  • i. Resign from the position. The administrators can then decide if that user should remain as an assistant or not if the user in question chooses to resign.
  • ii. Write up a paragraph defending their keeping the position so that it can be presented before the demotion discussion begins. Once their defense has been submitted, the review discussion can be started immediately.
  • iii. If the user does neither of these, the review discussion will be posted three (3) days after the user in question is notified.
  • e. Once the review discussion is posted, it will be in the following format.
  • i. The administrators will list all the administrators who supported the creation of the discussion to show validation of the discussion.
  • ii. Each user will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on the matter, summing up on what should be done, whether it is a complete demotion, demotion to another position, suspension, block, and/or combination.
  • iii. After seven (7) days of discussion, the first stage will close. All listed options will be put up for a vote.
  • f. In order to terminate or suspend a bureaucrat or administrator, a majority of participating administrators (50% or more) and 70% of all participants must support the termination or suspension in order for it to be valid, not counting neutrals. The discussion must last no less than seven (7) days. The promoted user in question does not have a vote or is counted in the percentage for the decision but may make comments.
  • g. If the termination is successful, the terminated user cannot be repromoted unless they go through a successful request process.
  • h. If the termination is unsuccessful, another demotion discussion cannot take place until one (1) month after the close of the preceding demotion discussion.

Current

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Archive

Quarterly user rights reviews/6
August 10, 2018
(by Spongebob456)
August 24, 2018
(by Spongebob456)
Depth Strider 10 demoted due to inactivity; SpongeBot768 resigned as admin
Quarterly user rights reviews/5
May 10, 2018
(by AMK152)
May 31, 2018
(by AMK152)
Qwertyxp2000 the second is demoted as an assistant; Expert at Terraria has resigned as a discussion moderator.
Administration reviews/4
February 10, 2018
(by Nicko756)
February 24, 2018
(by Nicko756)
Spongebobvstheloudhouse is demoted as an assistant; NatRox is demoted as a chat moderator.
Administration reviews/3
November 10, 2017
(by Spongebob456)
November 24, 2017
(by Spongebob456)
Tyler730 is demoted as a discussion moderator; Nick mick is demoted as an assistant.
Administration reviews/2
August 10, 2017
(by Nicko756)
August 24, 2017
(by Nicko756)
TrevorOntario719 is demoted as a discussion moderator; ChocolateBrownieBoy is demoted as a chat moderator.
Administration reviews/1
February 10, 2017
(by Nicko756)
February 24, 2017
(by Nicko756)
SpongeFreddy777 is demoted as an administrator; Jensonk is demoted as an assistant.
JCM/3/voting
January 8, 2017
(by AMK152)
January 16, 2017
(by AMK152)
No action taken.
JCM/3
January 1, 2017
(by AMK152)
January 8, 2017
(by AMK152)
Moved to voting.
MightyMorphinJon/2
November 23, 2016
(by Nicko756)
November 30, 2016
(by Nicko756)
Suspension ends.
MightyMorphinJon/voting
November 2, 2016
(by Nicko756)
November 9, 2016
(by Nicko756)
2 week suspension.
MightyMorphinJon
October 26, 2016
(by Nicko756)
November 2, 2016
(by Nicko756)
Moved to voting.
Jensonk/2
October 20, 2016
(by AMK152)
October 27, 2016
(by AMK152)
Suspension ends.
Jensonk/voting
July 12, 2016
(by AMK152)
July 20, 2016
(by AMK152)
3 month suspension.
Jensonk
July 3, 2016
(by AMK152)
July 12, 2016
(by AMK152)
Moved to voting.
Spongebob2567
April 2, 2016
(by SpongeFreddy777)
April 4, 2016
(by AMK152)
Invalid discussion; demotion procedure not followed.
120d/3/voting
March 5, 2016
(by AMK152)
March 6, 2016
(by AMK152)
Demoted as an administrator.
120d/3
February 26, 2016
(by AMK152)
March 5, 2016
(by AMK152)
Moved to voting.
Tominator777
December 5, 2015
(by President Dubstep)
December 9, 2015
(by President Dubstep)
Lack of warning to write up defense.
JCM/2
November 25, 2015
(by AMK152)
December 3, 2015
(by AMK152)
No consensus; not enough support to remove JCM from the administration.
Auron~Guardian (part 2)
October 9, 2014
(by AMK152)
October 16, 2014
(by AMK152)
Punishment defined and implemented.
Auron~Guardian
September 13, 2015
(by President Dubstep)
September 20, 2015
(by 120d)
Closed; user remains a chat moderator.
JCM
August 10, 2015
(by AMK152)
August 10, 2015
(by AMK152)
Neutral Withdrawn
SBCA
June 30, 2015
(by President Dubstep)
July 4, 2015
(by President Dubstep)
Undergoing investigation; further action to be discussed by administrators.
Auron~Guardian
October 2, 2014
(by AMK152)
October 9, 2014
(by AMK152)
Pending final decision
CalzoneManiac
August 17, 2014
(by AMK152)
August 18, 2014
(by AMK152)
Closed; CalzoneManiac resigned as a bureaucrat.
Chat moderators
August 6, 2014
(by Spongebob456)
August 13, 2014
(by Spongebob456)
Closed; three chat moderators demoted.
Cartoon Lover8902
July 18, 2014
(by Spongebob456)
July 25, 2014
(by Spongebob456)
Demoted as a chat moderator.
120d/2
May 3, 2014
(by AMK152)
May 10, 2014
(by AMK152)
Demoted as an administrator.
120d
January 13, 2014
(by AMK152)
January 19, 2014
(by AMK152)
Reinstated from suspension.
Seacactus
January 11, 2014
(by Tvguy347)
January 12, 2014
(by AMK152)
Demoted as an administrator.