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This is the page where formal nominations for bureaucratship are recorded and archived. Bureaucrats are users who can add rollback, administrator and bureaucrat flags to other users, and remove rollback and administrator flags. On Avatar Wiki, all bureaucrats are also administrators.
There are no concrete requirements for a user to be a bureaucrat, except that the user must already be an administrator. However, bureaucrats will usually:
- Be among the most capable contributors to the wiki
- Be highly trusted by the community over a long period of time
- Be thorough and a good judge of character
- Be fair and balanced in determining consensus in difficult cases
- Users must have made 50 edits to non-social namespaces in a regular fashion for the preceding month to be able to vote or nominate. Social namespaces include comments, walls and the user space.
- Users must have adminship to be nominated for bureaucratship.
Stage 1: Nominating
- When this page is opened, users may be nominated by others. Statements must be fewer than 100 words.
- If the nominee accepts a nomination, community members may ask the nominee any questions they may have. The nominee may choose not to answer.
- At the end of one week, nominations are closed, questions are closed and voting is opened.
Stage 2: Voting
- When voting begins, community members may do the following:
- Place one "support" vote under the nominee of their choice.
- Place one "oppose" and/or "neutral" vote under as many nominees as the user feels strongly about.
- Attach reasoning to your position. Every vote must be logical, reasonable, and in line with the stated requirements for adminship. It is the responsibility of the voter to ensure compliance. Unless they are later clarified in an acceptable way, non-complying votes may be discarded without notice.
- Individual votes may then be critiqued or discussed at any time in a civil and reasonable manner.
- At the end of two weeks, voting is closed. Voting is also closed if there are no votes for three days.
Stage 3: Resolving
- The nominee with the most complying votes is considered first.
- If the nominee has a rate of support of 75% or above, the rights are granted.
- If the nominee has a rate of support between 65% and 75%, bureaucratic discretion is to be used in determining whether rights are granted. Arguments from the votes provided and the responses of the nominee to questions will be considered.
- If the nominee has a rate of support of 65% or below, the rights are not granted.
- If the nominee with the most complying votes is not granted the rights, then the nominee with the next most complying votes is considered. The same process of percentages and bureaucratic discretion detailed above is used until a nominee with a suitably high rate of support is found.
- This means that if no-one has a rate of support above 65%, the nominee with the highest rate of support is granted the rights.
- When deciding which nominee has the most complying votes, any draws are resolved by considering the candidate with the most support from current administrators first. If there is a draw in administrator votes, bureaucratic discretion will be used to determine which nominee will be considered first.