This is the page where formal requests for administratorship are recorded and archived.
Requests for Administratorship
Currently, requests for adminship are closed.
There are no concrete requirements for a user to be an admin. However, admins will usually:
- Have a very strong history of contributions (including the content namespace), though quality is more important than quantity.
- Be trusted by the community.
- Have no history of serious blocks due to vandalism or sockpuppetry.
- Users must have 50 edits and be a regular contributor for a month to be able to vote or nominate.
- Users who have been absent for extended periods of time (3 months or more) will be considered as "new users" for the purposes of RfA and must make 50 edits and be contributor for a further month before voting.
- Users must have rollback rights to be nominated for adminship.
Stage 1: Nominating
- Users can nominate themselves for adminship. If users are nominated by another user, then the nominated user has to accept the nomination.
- Users may not nominate each other (e.g. A can't nominate B and B nominate A in the same RfA)
- There will only be one request at a time. A decision will be made on the current request (change/no change) before the next request is considered.
Stage 2: Voting
- Users may vote in support, be neutral, or oppose the adminship nomination. Users must provide a reason behind their position.
- Everyone's vote counts as one vote. Admins do not hold extra power.
- The vote will last for two weeks.
- Bureaucrats may close votes early at their discretion if the applicant is obviously unsuitable with no chance of succeeding. Voters may also request this if they believe the applicant has no chance of succeeding.
- At the end of the two weeks, the active Bureaucrat will determine whether consensus has been reached. This means that admin requests require at least a two-thirds support rate to pass. Strength of argument is more important than the number of votes.