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Requests for adminship|
For help with issues requiring an administrator, see RS:AR.
For general information about administrators, see RS:A.
A request for adminship (RfA) is the process by which users of the RuneScape Wiki can request access to the administrator (sometimes also referred to as sysop) or bureaucrat user groups. Administrator's tools include the ability to block users from editing, to delete and protect pages, and grant editors access to the rollback and custodian usergroups. For more information on administrators and their tools, please see the administrators page. Users with the bureaucrat right have access to all administrators' tools and have responsibility for determining consensus on requests for adminship and for granting access to the administrator user group to successful candidates.
Any registered user may nominate another registered user for administrative rights, or a user may be self-nominated. Candidates for bureaucratship must already have sysops user rights. Requests are public discussions; all users are encouraged to comment on whether they believe that the nominee should be granted adminship. Requests must last for at least two weeks at which point they may be analysed for a final decision: the strength of the arguments supporting, opposing, or expressing a certain opinion of the candidate is used to determine the success of the request as per the wiki's consensus policy. If the outcome of the request is not clear, the nomination may be extended for a further period of time in order to determine a proper consensus.
While the only hard requirement for candidates is to have a wiki account, users within the community have their own expectations of administrators against which they judge potential new administrators during the RFA process. Some common expectations involve:
Comments should assess the suitability of the candidate to be entrusted with the tools associated with adminiship as well as the responsibility of being viewed as a representative of the wiki community. Further insight into community expectations can be gained from previous requests.
Nominations must be accepted by the user in question. If you wish to nominate a user, make sure you let the user know before creating the request.
How to nominate[edit source]
Current requests for adminship[edit source]
Instructions for bureaucrats[edit source]
Once a request has run for at least two weeks, the following procedure should be executed by a bureaucrat:
If the request was successful, the following steps should be executed:
If the user is a member of the clan chat:
If the user is a member of the Discord:
If the user is active on Reddit:
Requests for title
Current nominations[edit source]
These rules were discussed in Forum:The Wikian, and amended in Forum:Self nominating for the Wikian and Forum:Do we need another discussion on the Wikian?.
To nominate yourself or another user, please follow these steps:
The request is now ready for general commentary.
After a week, an administrator should determine consensus and close the nomination. The discussion should be archived in the current (or a new) archive.
Successful nominations should have the user (and accounts) added to RuneScape:The Wikian/Users, the most recent archive, and the current owner of the Wikian book (Gaz Lloyd) notified - remember that both users (the Wikian book user and the successful nominee) have to meet up in-game to grant the title. Place