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This page is an official policy on PvXwiki.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.

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Sysops are necessary to the maintenance of any Wiki. They act as spokespersons of the Wiki, and they are expected to behave in such a manner so as to benefit the Wiki. As such, Sysoption is not a right, but rather an endowment of additional authority (as well as responsibility) granted to certain individuals who have proved themselves to be valuable assets to the Wiki.

The RfA (Request for Adminship) is a response to the need for additional Sysops to monitor the Wiki and perform Administrative duties. It has been used to great success on other Wikis both in facilitating nominations and promotions, as well as fostering community activism within the Wiki. This page acts both as a policy page as well as a dynamic list of current nominations.

In short, the RfA is the process by which candidates are nominated, voted upon, and selected.

A system-generated list of current Administrators may be found here.

A category containing links to all resolved RfAs may be found here.

RfA Process

Nominations

Candidates may be nominated either by themselves, or other individuals for their exemplar contributions to the Wiki. The nominator should indicate the reasons that he or she feels that the nominee would be a valuable asset to the Wiki community, giving particular regard to why they believe that the candidate deserves the additional powers of a Sysop. The candidate should then indicate their assent to the nomination (if they so choose), and should add any additional comments regarding their candidacy (assuming they were nominated by someone else).

Instructions for how to nominate a candidate can be found below.

Voting

Any member of the community is free to indicate their feelings towards the candidate. These “votes” should indicate whether you support or oppose the candidate, or, alternatively, you may indicate a neutral position. These votes are used as an indicator by the Bureaucrats, and, as such, comments should indicate some insight into the position taken by the voter. While a reason is not strictly required, a vote that provides reasoning will not only be a more valuable tool for the Bureaucrats, it will also be cause for greater consideration and will have a greater impact on the final decision.

In order to maintain a sense of decorum on the voting page, responses to votes should be added to the nominees talk page, not on the RfA itself.

Promotion

It is important to note that a well-supported nomination is not a guarantee for an administrator position—the final decision rests solely with the current administrative team. The current Administrators are in a unique position to gauge which candidates are well-suited for the role of Sysop, and, as such, the voting, while an important tool, is not the deciding factor. The decision as to whether a Sysop is required at a given time is also left up to the current Administrators. As such, the promotion of a candidate could be held off until a later date even if the candidate were acceptable.

A nomination ends when either the Bureaucrats decide to promote the candidate, or, when the voting stagnates and no decision is reached and/or the Administrative team is unwilling to promote a candidates. Candidates may reapply for the position or may be nominated again at a later date.

Active Nominations

The following discussion is an archived debate of the nomination of a user for adminship. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this page.

Toraen (talkcontribsRfA page)

User:Toraen was made into a sysop on October 1, 2009.

Toraen knows how the site works, is highly neutral and obsessed with the welfare of the wiki. Abusing his OCD would get rid of most pages that require deletion, and I'm very sure about him qualifying. ---Chaos is gay - 19:38, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

Candidate, please indicate acceptance of the nomination here: Sure, I'm in. Toraen talk 19:40, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

Support

  1. [1] ---Chaos is gay - 19:38, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  2. Yes. He is all the things Chaos said ^^ and I've been thinking about nominating for a bit but too lazy to do it. Give him the delete button and let's clear up this shit :3--TheShortOneKlhksjdnfsig $ɧor₮ talk 19:41, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  3. --Frosty Mc Admin 19:42, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  4. just what we need - someone who is interested in the janitorial side of pvx. AthrunAthrun SigFeya 19:46, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  5. After looking at your contribs, I agree. Pro-gnomage is needed here badly. Fucking give it to him already. Karate KJ for sig Jesus 19:48, 28 September 2009
  6. Toraen is so strong. Tried to convince him to go for it the last time when he declined the rfa. Toraen deserves admin. He's done more than any admin has. Life Guardian 20:22, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  7. Dude is a regular John Henry. If the assholes of PvX give him shit he can ask me to kitten stomp them for him. Please don't be a Failnaxkian. Misery CowMisery Says Moo 20:24, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  8. Misery, stop with the NPA. You're more inactive than me. Anyway, I like Toraen though. Give it to him. ~ Big Big sadface sig sysop 20:31, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  9. sup garbage man--Relyk 20:31, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  10. Self explanatory. --Carnivorous CupcakeCarnCupcake Muffin 21:06, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  11. upsss Andy 22:05, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  12. idrc, one more banstick is always good i suppose--TahiriVeila 22:16, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  13. do want 71.175.196.43 22:28, September 30, 2009 (UTC)
  14. he has fucked up asian character names. gogo janitor Shazzydiddles 01:14, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
  15. I have never troll'd him, Argued with him, or proclaimed my undying love for him. What I mean to say is that this person has managed to somehow post forever without making a blip on my troll radar. If that doesn't make a good admin, nothing will.----ﮎHædõ๘یíɳShadowsin sig 02:12, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
  16. Cant say anything bad, and have nothing to remain neutral about.--Ikimono"Mutton Chop Man"Monk-Paragon-icon 02:20, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
  17. Cant say anything bad bout him. Seems to be a good candidate. --Graz Says Its time to DoA 02:54, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
  18. Everything I've seen from him posting seems to be good, so why not. --Jaigoda endrant Jaiwritesalot . . . 18:44, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
  19. got my vote--X 22:59, October 1, 2009 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. See talk. ··· Danny Pew Pew 20:36, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

Neutral

  1. I'll think about it. I love that you appear to be a pro-gnome and would delete all the stupid shit none of the other admins appear to have time for lately....however, we can't limit any sysop's abilities to just that. Give me a little while to look through your contribs. Karate KJ for sig Jesus 19:43, 28 September 2009
  2. Cant say I've seen anything bad come from this guy. I'm a half yes.--Ikimono"Mutton Chop Man"Monk-Paragon-icon 20:34, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  3. My reasons for oppose were addressed, but still lacking a real reason to support. ··· Danny Pew Pew 03:28, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
  4. I need to know that he would be willing to ban people for breaking policies instead of just letting things slide like all of the other admins do. -- Drah 05:22, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
  5. Gotta know that you wont be passive. I'm wanting a "federalist" on the house of representatives. Exert your power in a way to further the community's well being, not to show off said power or be a jeffersonian democrat [let things slide] about situations. Akio_Katsuragi Akio Katsuragi Sig 05:48, October 1, 2009 (UTC)


The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this page.


Instructions

This simple three-step plan was adopted from GuildWiki in order to facilitate nominations.

  1. Insert the following text in the active nominations section above, underneath any existing entries:
    {{{{subst:FULLPAGENAME}}/Username}}
    Where "Username" is the name of the nominee.
  2. Proceed to click on the red link created by the 1st template, and insert:

    {{subst:rfa1|Username|Rationale for nomination. ~~~~}}

    Be sure to fill in the second argument with your actual rationale and to sign and date it.

  3. Finally, insert the following templates at the top of the nominee's talk page:

    {{subst:rfa2|Username}}

    This template will alert the user that he/she has been nominated.

Note: The nomination itself counts as a "support" vote. The nominator does not vote on the RfA.

See also

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