Forum:RfA policy?/proposed policy

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This page in a nutshell:
When an RfA goes on, keep rude comments out and vote until a consensus is reached.

See also: RS:RFA, or RS:ADMIN

Our RfA policy is that we vote on a certain user for two weeks until we reach an agreement (consensus). We do not want any mean comments like "Oppose - Because I hate you!". The RfA process is based on deeds shown here on the Wiki, and being involved in community discussions (IRC Chat, e.g.). Deeds shown in RuneScape itself will not count towards you reaching consensus. IP addresses may not vote in an RfA, and if they do, their votes will be stricken from the record. Anonymous users may not vote in RfA because this is a process that could be for better or worse for the Wiki.

Examples of what NOT to say[edit source]

  • "Look at MrLegolas99's contributions. He's pretty immature." --PK_king2
This sort of hastily-posted comment only spurs on flamefests. If you wish to point out someone's immaturity, your point should be backed up with many well-rationalized examples.
  • "Lol, Drac0s1st made an article that no one liked." --Yoelitestkid
This comment is based on your personal feelings on a user. Not allowed.
  • "No way. Kingdeathdo got angry and attacked me a few months ago!" --Queenelez
This comment should be backed up with many examples.
  • "Support per Randomsupportingeditor." --I<3sysops
Your support votes should be well explained.
  • "Miky909 deserves it." --Dbowpwnage
This needs to be backed up with facts.

Prerequisites[edit source]

The user must meet all these requirements before being considered for adminship:

  1. The user must have a good amount of quality edits. These edits do not include Userpage edits. About 500 edits are needed. (Proposed).
  2. The user must have been involved in community discussions, excluding those on RuneScape.
  3. The user must be able to have a mature and positive attitude.
  4. If the user has been blocked indefinitely, they cannot come back under a new username and request adminship. (Proposed)
  5. If they have been banned from editing another Wiki, they cannot request here. (Proposed)

The voters/nominators must meet all these requirements before voting:

  1. IP addresses may not vote.
  2. The user must have been here for 4 days.
  3. Banned users under a new user name cannot vote.
  4. Users evading a block may not vote.
  5. If you start a flame war, you may not vote. (Proposed)

Anything with (proposed) has to be voted on. See the RfA policy proposal for more details.

Tips[edit source]

  • Make solid, quality contributions: Doing this shows your interest in the Wiki. Quality matters a lot more than quantity.
  • Revert and report vandalism: Doing this shows that you deserve to step up in the ranks and start blocking vandals.
  • Be involved: Be involved in community discussions, so you can know what's going on and take on a leadership position.
  • It's OK if your RfA fails: If your RfA fails, it's not the end of the world, remember that you can always try again. RfAs are not to be taken lightly, but don't feel bad if you don't pass one, they aren't just trivial things.