In January I posted a blog outlining two new moderator positions Wikia created and some concerns with implementing such positions on the wiki. With some feedback from the community, interest clearly exists and a general road map for policy changes for the Council and the wiki in general was created. The following is a draft of more specific proposed updates to Site Policy with the goal of regulating the promotion of the Discussion and Content Moderator positions to users with Admin potential.
Additions are made in red, removals are crossed out, and comments are made in green.
New users of Munkapedia will be welcomed immediately and accepted warmly.
Rollback is an extra tool that allows one to quickly revert bad edits or vandalism by having a "rollback" link next to the "undo" link in an article's history section. This tool is an additional benefit intertwined with the council member position. If a user abuses this tool, they will lose it and, by vote of the council, could lose their role in the council as well.
Moderators (Will likely have a separate Project page), usually simply called "Mods," are junior Admin with a few higher level tools that allow them to clean up discussions or content on the wiki similarly to an Admin. These positions are meant primarily for transitional training between the Rollback and Admin groups. Given the nature of the positions, users with these tools are expected to work with any current Admins as they learn how to use their tools to benefit the wiki.
A Moderator nominee must currently be an active council member who has been in the council for at least three months. After the council approves the user for a position, the nominee will be able to choose which position they would like unless the council has specific objections or the position is already filled. These roles should only be given (if needed) when there is less than one active user in each position.
When a Moderator goes inactive for more than three months and their tools are being wasted, they will lose their rights automatically. If another council member that can be trusted with the tools at that time is available, they may receive them. If a Moderator abuses their privileges, they will lose them and, by vote of the council, could lose their role in the council as well.
Administrators, usually simply called "Admins," are simply the senior editors of Munkapedia. They have been given special tools, such as the ability to delete pages, that allow them to clean up the wiki a bit more than the average user, making them somewhat the janitors of the wiki.
An Admin nominee must currently be an active Moderator who has, preferably, never been blocked and has actively edited for at least three months after becoming a Moderator.
Admins have no individual power, and they are equivalent to the Council of Chipmunks. However, when the council is at a major disagreement, the Admins do finally become more than just users with extra tools. The council is to be temporarily disbanded and the Admins will decide on the matter on the admin talk page. When the decision has been decided, the Admins will once again be considered as normal users.
When an Admin goes inactive for more than six months and their tools are being wasted, they will lose their rights and position on the council automatically. If another council member that can be trusted with the tools at that time is available, they may receive them. If an Admin abuse their privileges, they will lose them.
Currently, the active Admin is DEmersonJMFM.
Bureaucrats, usually simply called "Crats," have the ability to grant user rights. Though they have the power to control user rights, the Crat does not decide whether to give or remove these rights, the council makes this decision.
The role of a Crat is only given to the most trusted users of the community and should not be given lightly. A bureaucrat nominee must currently be an Admin who has never been blocked and has actively edited for at least three months after becoming an Admin. This role should only be given (if needed) when there are less than two active Crats.
When a Crat goes inactive for more than six months and their tools are being wasted, the council will vote on whether or not they should retain their rights. If they abuse their privilege, they will lose it.
Currently, the active Crat is DEmersonJMFM.
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