[WikiEN-l] Discussions for Adminship
saintonge at telus.net
Sun Feb 5 19:55:11 UTC 2006
Ilya N. wrote:
>The problem, as I've explained before, is there may be one of the following
> - Vote tally is (20/0/0) and someone raises a very valid concern that
> may make the person unsuitable for adminship.
> - Someone raises a concern, vote tally becomes (0/20/0), and then it
> turns out it was a sockpuppet doing it.
>We want people to only vote once they've gotten the whole picture after
>As an admin, I'd perfer having this instead of relying on a handful of
>encounters with said user, or having to research 20 users in-depth. As a
>bureaucrat, it makes it easier to tell whether or not to promote in
>Finally, I don't think we should use voting as the main medium for
Sometimes a bureaucrat has to be willing to override a majority vote.
Most of the time this won't happen. Bureaucrats do not yet have the
power to de-sysop, though it would be handy in borderline cases to have
a sort of probation system where if the new admin soon becomes a problem
the status could be withdrawn without a fuss. On Wiktionary I do become
extra careful before I promote someone, and if I go against the majority
I better have good reasons for doing that.
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