Forum:Request for forumadminship

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This thread was archived on 28 December 2008 by Dtm142.

Okay, since, with InstantWinston's RfA, we now seem to be having forumadminship requests, I propose a third category of the "Requests for..." pages: forumadminship. Just like with RfBs, they will still fall under the RfA page, but will have the option to instead have forumadminship. A draft of the proposed page is here. Butterman62 (talk) 21:47, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

No, i like it the way it is now, Sysop = sysop. Forum or wiki. Why should we split it..? Buzz (Talk#P ) 10:18, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Because we already have, in InstantWinston's RfA already. We already have those requests; I just propose that we have a seperate category for them. And I mean requests for full forumadminship. If someone is a sysop, it only gives them forum modship. Butterman62 (talk) 11:27, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
I would agree that we need to separate it out, if only to avoid the confusion that we saw with InstantWinston's RfA. We also need some way of getting the attention of the people on the forums, since it affects them most. I know admins are also forum admins, but most of them do not do so. Someone who wants to be purely a forum admin will no doubt be active on the forums, so it would be nice that for such a position, there would have to be a standard forum post to let everyone on the forums know. Hurston 13:58, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, how I think it works (and is really why we need a Requests for forumadmin page), is that if a person is sysopped, they get forum modship. Forum adminship, however, does not need sysopping. Forumadmins actually have more abilities than forum mods, so I think InstantWinston will be made a forumadmin. But yeah, I just want to avoid the confusion. Also, we need a really good guide on the forums, which explains all the user groups and stuff. Butterman62 (talk) 21:47, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

This makes a lot of sense. Had Instants RFA been for forums only from the first day, it would have passed a couple weeks ago most likely. And setting a policy now could be a great benefit as other forum users may start thinking of doing the same thing also.--Degenret01 10:59, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Support i support your idea only instead of making a new section why not just do it in the forums? If its something about the forums the decision should be made there. but for this to work the forum would need to be out of beta and have a rank system. Maybe you should be a candidate for one you have a lot of good ideas and strong community support. God Of War 06:38, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I kinda like how only bureaucrats get forumadmin, because if you're a sysop on the wiki, you're automatically a forum moderator. The only extra stuff you get with forum admin is the ability to arrange and add/remove different forums/sections. --CharitwoTalk 23:41, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

This has already been discussed here, FYI. 22:08, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

That topic is not the same thing. The topic you linked was about whether there should be additional forum groups in the first place. Since that's already happened, this topic is just to propose a seperate rfa category for them.

People, this is not a request to put additional forum groups in or whether we should have more forumadmins. Those topics have already been done with. This topic is just to create a seperate category for them. Butterman62 (talk) 23:16, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Support, it would certainly be more efficient and cleaner to simply create a seperate category for this in order to avoid the confusion of Instant's RfA. I disagree with the forums being the place for this to occur; however, is it not only easier to keep track of a page history on the wiki but more honest. I'll elaborate, on on the forums there is no edit history and although there is a deletion history of who deleted what thread, there is currently no way to tell if a post on a thread has been deleted or who deleted it (not that I'm saying anyone would do this, but for the sake of keeping it as honest a process as possible it should remain on the wiki.)-- 19:27, 1 December 2008 (UTC)