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Bureaucratship requests are currently closed on The Sims Wiki, due to a discussion on possible changes to the request process.
This is the page where formal requests for bureaucratship are recorded and archived. Bureaucrats are users who can add rollback, sysop and bureaucrat flags to other users, and remove rollback and sysop flags. On The Sims Wiki, all bureaucrats also hold a sysop flag.
There are no concrete requirements for a user to be a bureaucrat, except that the user must already be an admin. However, bureaucrats will usually:
- Be among the biggest contributors to the wiki
- Be highly trusted by the community over a long period of time
- 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 RfB and must make 50 edits and be contributor for a further month before voting.
- Users must have adminship to be able to be made a bureaucrat.
- Admins and bureaucrats may vote on a nomination. However, a bureaucrat who votes on a nomination and later reviews the nomination must review according to the vote result, not their personal opinion of the nominee.
Stage 1: Nominating
- Users may nominate themselves or be nominated by another user for bureaucratship. The nominee then has to accept the nomination. Self-nominations must be supported by at least one other user who meets the minimum qualifications for nominating a bureaucrat, within one week of a nomination.
- Users cannot nominate each other in the same RfB.
- 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.
- Bureaucrat candidates that are not given bureaucrat privileges are ineligible to be nominated or to nominate themselves for at least a month.
Stage 2: Voting
- Users may vote in support, be neutral, or oppose the bureaucratship 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 one week.
- At the end of the week, a bureaucrat will determine whether consensus has been reached. This means that bureaucrat requests require at least a two-thirds support rate to pass. Strength of argument is more important than the number of votes.