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It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow. Please use the talk page to propose changes.

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Requests for adminship (RfA) is the process by which the GuildWiki community selects new administrators from among its active userbase. A user may nominate himself for adminship, or may be nominated by others. This page maintains a dynamic list of current nominations. Please note that a well-supported nomination is not a guarantee for an administrator position—the decision of whether the GuildWiki needs more admins and whether a particular user is well-suited for the role rests with the current administrative team.

To nominate a user, see the instructions at the end of this page.

A system-generated list of current Administrators may be found here. A list with more detailed information about administrators can be found here.

A category containing links to all resolved RfAs may be found here.

Things to consider when nominating/supporting candidates[edit source]

  • The user's familiarity with basic MediaWiki functionality.
  • Familiar with GuildWiki policy, both the letter and the spirit.
  • Does the user spend a substantial time on the wiki? While explicit time commitment is not asked from the admins, newly appointed admins are often added because it's felt necessary to have more admin coverage to patrol against vandalism.
  • The user's past track record, especially involving disagreements. Does the user maintain a level of maturity when someone on either side becomes irrationally passionate?
  • For a longer list see GuildWiki:Admin criteria.

Active Nominations[edit source]

None

Instructions[edit source]

To nominate a user for adminship, follow this simple three step plan.

  1. Go to the end of the active nominations section above, and add the following text:
    {{{{subst:FULLPAGENAME}}/Username}}
    Where "Username" is the name of the user you wish to nominate.
  2. Click on the created red link, and add:

    {{subst:rfa1|Username|(insert text here explaining the rationale for the nomination). ~~~~}}
  3. Go to the user's talk page, and add at the top:

    {{subst:rfa2|Username}}

    This will alert the user to his or her nomination.

Note: the nomination itself counts as a "supporting argument", so try to give a detailed nomination summary.