Requests for Adminship is intended to be a venue where frequent and skilled editors of Soulcalibur Wiki can request Administrative rights on the wiki. New administrators are selected by the community based on their editing history, behavior, skills, and other factors.
Any user who meets the minimum requirements for nomination (see below) may be nominated, or may submit a request for Adminship. All requests are conducted on individual pages - a bureaucrat will set up the individual request page once a nominee/applicant has cleared the minimum requirements.
If a User has been approved to become an Admin then they first must read, agree and sign their Wiki signature on the Admin Policies page before any official change is made.
To nominate a user, or to apply yourself, please go here.
Please use this space to apply for Administrative rights, or to nominate another user for those rights. Please ensure that you/the nominee meet minimum requirements and are eligible.
In order to apply for Adminship or be eligible for nomination, a user must:
- be able to communicate effectively in English, including the use of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling;
- not be prohibited from requesting or being nominated for administrative rights due to past actions or prior requests.
- not had been an Admin in the past six - twelve months after having their rights removed previously.
Procedure for Applications
The following steps should be followed by applicants and nominees.
Stage 1 - Nomination/Application
- Users may nominate themselves or be nominated by another user for Adminship. The nominee then has to accept the nomination before discussion can begin. Nominations or applications should be made here.
- After a user applies or accepts a nomination, a bureaucrat should determine whether the user is eligible to apply. If they are eligible, the bureaucrat will create a page for the nomination (typically 'Soulcalibur Wiki:Requests for Adminship/<name of nominee> (<month and year when the nomination page was created>)') and begin the discussion there.
- Multiple nominations can be queued at one time. Nominations which aren't responded to by the nominee within 2 weeks are subject to removal.
Stage 2 - Discussion
- A period of discussion shall last at least five days.
- After the five day period of discussion has elapsed, it shall be determined whether a consensus in favor of or against promotion has been reached.
- Consensus for these requests is defined as a general agreement among users engaged in the discussion (including the nominating user, if applicable). If necessary, consensus can be roughly measured as a general agreement between at least two-thirds of users engaged in the discussion (including the nominating user, if applicable).
- If the discussion shows consensus for a nominee, the nomination is successful and the user is promoted. If the discussion shows consensus against a promotion, the nomination will end and the nominee will not be promoted.
- After the initial five-day discussion period, if consensus either for or against promotion is not present, discussion will continue until there is a two-day long period, or longer, in which nothing is added to the discussion.
- If this occurs and a consensus for promotion exists, the nomination is successful and the user is promoted.
- If this occurs and a consensus for promotion does not exist, the nomination will end and the nominee will not be promoted. This will occur even if a consensus against promotion does not exist.
- If discussion continues for ten or more days, and it is determined by a bureaucrat that progress towards consensus is not occurring, the nomination will end and the nominee will not be promoted.
- A nominee whose nomination does not lead to a consensus for promotion will not be eligible to be nominated or to request for thirty days.
- A nominee may end a nomination at any time. A nominee that terminates a nomination will not be eligible to be nominated or to request for fifteen days.
- A nominee who has had three failed nominations within any six-month period will be ineligible to be nominated or to request rights for three months, starting at the end of their third failed nomination.
- A nominee who applies for rights and who is ineligible will be automatically denied, and will be ineligible to request rights or to be nominated for an additional fifteen days, beginning after they would have otherwise become eligible. Nominations of ineligible nominees by other users will not result in a penalty against the nominee.
Guidelines for discussion and consensus
- Points of discussion should be focused on assessing the ability of a nominee to perform their duties. Discussion should avoid sweeping praise or generalizations (e.g. "he/she is a good editor" or "he/she deserves it"), and focus instead on specific reasons why a user is or is not a good fit for the position.
- Users engaged in discussion may contradict the points raised by another user, but should remain respectful at all times. Back-and-forth arguments between two users should be avoided.
- Generally, consensus in a request can be determined by answering these questions:
- Are there major and specific problems raised by multiple users regarding the nominee?
- Is there a lack of agreement between users over whether a nominee is qualified, capable of serving or a good fit for the role?
- If the answer to these questions is 'no', there likely exists a consensus for the nomination.