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Template:CommunityPages Requests for User Rights is the process by which this wiki's community decides who will be promoted to a new user right (Administrator, Bureaucrat, Content Moderator, Discussions Moderator, Chat Moderator, or Rollback). A user either submits his/her own request for a promotion (a self-nomination), or is nominated by another user (if you decide to nominate another user, it is recommended that you check with him/her before making a nomination). Please become familiar with the Administrators' how-to guide before submitting your request (if you are requesting adminship). This process is modeled around Wikipedia's RfA process, and more information can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

Process

Layout

The following layout must be used for all new nominations. Nominators are encouraged to use the following code as a template, added as a new section under the current nominations and customized for the specific nominee.

Word bubbles can not be used as they interfere with numbering, and signatures must contain no line breaks. Signatures must contain a link to the relevant user's user page but no links to the pages of other users.

===[[User:Username|Username]] (rank requested)===
<small>[[User:Username|Username]] ([[Message Wall:Username|talk]]): [[Special:Contributions/Username|Contributions]] [[Special:EditCount/Username|Edit Count]]</small><br>

Short section describing nominee's suitability for rank requested. Signature of nominator to be included at end of the paragraph, along with the date of nomination.

*For nominations by other users only, a single bulleted paragraph by the nominee accepting the nomination. Signature of nominee to be included at end of paragraph.

====Support====
#

====Oppose====
#

====Discussion====
*Comments in short, signed, bulleted paragraphs.
**Responses to specific comments should be offset with an extra asterisk. Responses should also be short, signed, single paragraphs.

Note: Adminship is not taken lightly. Nominators may want to spend time on their requests. The short section should cover reasons why the nominee would be expected to use admin tools appropriately and demonstrate that they are dedicated to the wiki. It should also explain why giving them such tools will further the aims of the wiki.

Discussion

Once a nomination has been made, users will review the nominee and declare their support or opposition by placing a short comment and their signature in the 'Support' or 'Oppose' sections (in the format of a numbered list, i.e. preceded by #). As above, word bubbles must not be used as they interfere with the numbering and there must be no line breaks. Signatures must contain a link to the relevant user's user page but no links to the pages of other users. Do not try and include your entire thought process in such comments; only include the key reason or reasons for your vote.

Simultaneously, users are encouraged to explain their decision in the 'Discussion' section.

The 'Discussion' section can be used for further commentary or for asking the nominee questions in order to clarify your position. Comments must be short, single paragraphs in a bulleted list and include a signature. Again, please do not use word bubbles, even if you frequently use one on talk pages.

Direct responses to a bulleted comment (e.g. by the nominee) should be placed directly after the comment and indented with one additional bullet point. (That is, a comment preceded by a single asterisk * would be followed by a comment preceded by two asterisks ** in source mode. If you have trouble formatting lists in this way, it is recommended that you go to Special:Preferences and deactivate the visual editor under the 'Editing' tab.)

Any user can contribute to the discussion or declare support or opposition, but opinions have more weight if backed up by reasons and/or evidence (e.g. occasions in which the nominee has done particularly excellent or malicious work). The opinions of long-standing users, particularly current administrators, will also tend to hold more weight than recently-joined or inexperienced users.

Resolution

Adminship and bureaucrat nominations will last for two weeks; rollback, content moderator, discussions moderator, and chat moderator nominations will last for one week. In this time, nominations must have received a sufficient number of participants in order to be valid. For rollback or chat moderator requests, at least five users must have participated. For content moderator or discussions moderator requests, at least seven users must have participated. For adminship requests, at least ten users must have participated. For bureaucrat requests, at least fifteen users must have participated. Nominations that have not reached this quorum level at the end of the relevant period have failed. (Note that participants include those who comment in the discussion section of a nomination.)

This is not a majority vote. It is an attempt to assess the community's consensus regarding the candidate. The candidate should have the support of most of the community, so if the vote is close, the candidate will most likely not be given the user rights.

After the time frame for the promotion the user is requesting for has passed, a bureaucrat (a user who has more rights than an administrator, and can give other users user rights) will read through the request, determine the community's consensus about whether the nominee should be promoted, and close the discussion. The discussion will be removed from this page, and will be archived into a separate page in Category:Requests for User Rights if successful. All successful nominations in which the majority of the discussion regarding the nomination took place on this page will be archived.

If a nominee decides at any time that they do not wish to pursue a promotion for themselves, they are welcome to remove the discussion entirely before it comes to a conclusion. However, a nominee is not permitted to remove a demotion request. A nominator is entitled to remove any discussion they have posted (including a demotion request) if no other users have commented yet.

Demotions

Demotion requests are made by users who feel that a user with user rights is no longer capable or responsible enough to keep their rights. Demotion nominations will last as long and require the same number of participants as promotion nominations about the same rank. Demotion requests may not be removed once they have started.

Renewals

If a user with user rights concludes the community needs to take a revoting to decide if he'll or she'll keep the current rights, the user would create an "Renewal" nomination. It'll operate the same as a promotion and a demotion but a renewal nomination is neutral; it lets the community re-decide. A renewal nomination is only to be set up by a user with user rights who wants the community to reassess if they should keep their user rights or remove them.  Renewals differ from demotions in that they are set up by the user with user rights for community reassessment as opposed to someone else.

Advice

Here are some pieces of advice for nominators and nominees:

  • Follow the process as described above. Failure to do so will harm your chances of success.
  • Demonstrate that you understand what being an admin involves. Please read through Help:Administrators' how-to guide if you are not familiar with the role.
  • Being a good user is not sufficient to be made an admin. Do not bring up number of edits, number of pages created, being nice to other users, not engaging in vandalism, or knowledge of the Sonic series etc. Only users widely recognized as good users should be nominated for adminship (those that have not demonstrated this through their work will have their nominations rejected quickly) and they do not need to prove this again during the discussion for adminship.
  • Don't expect that the community will be familiar with your work. You must provide evidence. In its simplest form, this may include listing pages (or talk pages) where you have been particularly influential, but preferably you should provide a link to the Diff pages of major edits you make.
  • Don't expect that the community will necessarily be aware of your nomination. You are advised to request comments from a variety of other users, particularly admins (a list of whom can be found here). Note, however, that only asking your own friends to comment is usually transparent and may harm your chances in the long run.
  • If you are an admin on another wiki site, this can provide good evidence of your suitability for adminship, assuming either you have been granted adminship in recognition of the work you have done on the site (as opposed to receiving it because you founded the site or were one of the only users) or you have been an effective admin having received the privileges. You must provide a link to the site in question.
  • Don't lie, as doing so will almost certainly result in a failed nomination.
  • Remember that this is not a talk page. Please keep discussions relevant to the matter at hand and do not start to chat. For instance, try not to thank everybody who votes in your favor.
  • The ideal candidate is one who is being prevented from carrying out work by the limitations of their user rights. If you can demonstrate that you would have used admin rights in the past (e.g. by tagging pages for deletion that were subsequently deleted, or informing an admin about a vandal that was subsequently blocked), provide evidence for this. Don't attempt to influence the discussion by promising to do something or act differently if you are successful, as this is an indication that you are not yet ready.
  • Don't talk about things that you don't do, only things that you do do.
  • Please be civil!
  • Don't be biased. In your reasons for voting, do not state such things as because you are "best friends" with the nominee. Your vote will not weigh greatly in your claim if others view it as biased.
  • It is highly recommended before publishing your nomination, you should preview often to ensure the links that you provide as well as the required links of the layout are formatted correctly and will successfully transmit your voters to the desired source. Grammar and spelling errors are not wise to leave in your request either. Again, preview often and proofread your nomination before submitting it. Ensure that your nomination sounds proper and is easy for other readers to flow through it without needing to pause at a misspelling or a confusing statement.

Current nominations

Here are the users who are currently nominated for sysop, rollback, bureaucrat, or other privileges. New nominations must be added below this line.


Luma.dash (Content Moderator)

Luma.dash (talk): Contributions Edit Count

For the uninitiated, information about what a content moderator is can be found here.

Luma.dash (talk) (contributions) has been a trusted user of the Sonic News Network for over two years and a rollback for one. Primarily a mainspace and file editor, the role of content moderator is perfect for a user like Luma.dash who has been in that awkward place of "great editor, but not involved enough within the community to become administrator" for quite some time now. Luma.dash certainly could benefit from the use of administrative tools on mainspace and file articles and a look through Luma.dash's contributions and deleted contributions should convince you of Luma.dash's qualifications. For those wondering how often Luma.dash has used the rollback permissions since receiving them, I will provide some examples:

The above examples are solely from this year. I did not even need to go as far as Luma.dash's contributions from last year in order to find examples of Luma.dash's use of rollback in the year that Luma.dash has had them.

In conclusion, Luma.dash is a fantastic content editor. Marking pages for deletion and asking favors of administrators are commonplace for someone like Luma.dash. Vandal-fighting, diligent, and a pleasure to be around, Luma.dash can make fantastic use of the new content moderator tools. --Bullet Francisco (talk) Contributions Editcount 20:04, January 20, 2016 (UTC)

I accept this nomination. Luma.dash (talk) 05:36, January 24, 2016 (UTC)

Support

  1. --Bullet Francisco (talk) Contributions Editcount 20:04, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
  2. MetalMickey272
  3. --Riders940 (talk) 20:43, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
  4. Not at all a hard decision. Well deserved. -- Burny!~ your friendly neighborhood pyrosaur 21:02, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
  5. Definitely a no-brainer --Hedgehogsonic11 (talk) 22:06, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
  6.  Splash the Otter   C  E  23:15, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
  7. Myself 123 00:35, January 21, 2016 (UTC)
  8. Luma is a fantastic user that edits incredibly and this user right will benefit him. - BlueSpeeder (talk) 01:12, January 21, 2016 (UTC)
  9. Blazing Flare - Let the Games Begin!
  10. --SlugDrones • (Contact) 16:06, January 21, 2016 (UTC)

Oppose

Discussion

RTA fan (Chat Moderator)

RTA fan (talk): Contributions Edit Count

Okay, so.

I know I got carried away with nominations in the past, going a bit OTT with them. But I have grown up a ton from 2014 when I was basically just an utter tool. I know you might think "Well, chat's usually deader than a lead balloon" or "Well, I don't know you all that much", and while that's true, I'm always on the chat and watching over it (even if I'm busy moderating on Fantendo, where I'm mod), I'll try and be more interactive with this community and I can always find time to watch over it. I'm not great with explaining myself but hopefully I've done enough for you guys to put trust in me. RTA fan - My favourite colour is seven

Support

  1. You have a good understanding of the rules, and (an extra bonus!) you're active on chat when no one else feels obligated to be in the chatroom, especially when it's inactive. You have my support. - BlueSpeeder (talk) 22:15, January 23, 2016 (UTC)
  2. I must say, while I'm not sure you're ready to have these rights, I think that you are perfectly capable of using them correctly, if that makes any sense. While you would make a good mod, I'm  not sure if you're ready to be mod, however, there are not many active mods right now, and I feel like this would greatly help the chat room in this desperate time. --Hedgehogsonic11 (talk) 22:36, January 23, 2016 (UTC)
  3. I'll begin by reiterating the heart of the matter: the chat needs chat moderators. Out of the six chat moderators the wiki currently has, only two of them actively visit the chatroom. That's pathetic. If the chat is to maintain peace and order, the chat needs more chat moderators. Plain and simple. Now on to the merits of the actual candidate, RTA fan... This is a difficult choice to make. RTA is, and by a large margin, the most active user the chat currently has. He is online and ready to respond for the majority of the day. On top of that enormous selling point, he lives in the UK! He lives in a different time zone, great! However, the decision is not as simple as that. RTA has a rather questionable level of maturity from what the behavior I have seen of him in chat. He's a chat moderator at Fantendo, sure, so it can be assumed he must have some sense of responsibility and maturity. However, this isn't Fantendo and I'm not privy to to the environment there anyways, so his status of chat moderator at Fantendo is of no importance or value to me. After weighing the pros and cons here, I've decided to cast a vote in favor or RTA fan's promotion to chat moderator. To RTA: I'm putting my faith in you. I'd like to believe that you'll make a good chat moderator. Try and prove me right. --Bullet Francisco (talk) Contributions Editcount 00:27, January 24, 2016 (UTC)
  4. Per Bullet.  Splash the Otter   C  E  23:05, January 24, 2016 (UTC)
  5. --Krazy Company (talk) 04:23, January 25, 2016 (UTC)
  6. --SlugDrones • (Contact) 08:49, January 25, 2016 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. While you understad the rules, I really don't think you're suited for this job, especially considering the other wiki you're a mod on has very lax rules. ~Uhohspaghhetiohs.

Discussion

  • I was going to say oppose since it's too soon, but I'd rather wait and see how this plays out first. PKMNthehedgehog2.5 (talk) 22:16, January 23, 2016 (UTC)
  • Uhoh, just so you know, the rules on Fantendo are somewhat similar here, but over there you can use strong language, just not too much, as well as a plagiarism rule (because Fantendo is a wiki for stuff the user has made). RTA fan - My favourite colour is seven

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