Requests for Staff (RfS) is the process by which the community decides who will become staff members, who are specially recognized users for a given field. A user either submits his/her own request for staff (a self-nomination) or is nominated by another user. For record purposes, we will be keeping previous applications on file as reference and for public access in the Archive.
Before submitting a request for staff, users must meet a list of requirements. The requirements are listed below:
- The user must have completed at least 400 (or 100 if applying for chat moderator) or more mainspace edits at the time of their submission.
- The user must have been an accounted member of the wikia for at least three months at the time of their submission.
If a user submits a request without matching one of these requirements, their submission will be removed immediately. They can re-submit their request at a later date, with an existing admin's permission.
1. A user submits their request for staff or is nominated by another user. Submit your request by leaving a message detailing why you feel you are qualified for the position and why you would be an asset to the community. Follow your message with your signature.
2. Users in the community will have a period of time to support, oppose, or remain neutral to a user's request. IPs, or users without accounts are not allowed to vote.
3. After a reasonable amount of given time, voting will end. If the request has at least 8 supportive votes* and more supportive votes than opposing votes, it is qualified for admin voting. If not, the request is denied.
4. If the request is qualified, the admins will have to vote. They will submit their votes via the administrative board on the forums, or anonymously amongst themselves. The request needs a simple majority of the voting admins** to be approved.
5. If the majority of the voting admins and community staff support the candidate, an admin/bureaucrat will promote the user to a staff member.
Support a User by leaving a signature and a reason why you support, and the same for not supporting. Non-constructive posts will be removed.
Staff members are decided through a person's contributions and their activity on the Wiki. Before requesting a staff position, take a look at where your edits lie (we prefer that Staff members have at least 400 edits). This also applies to supporting or opposing to a user's request. If they are lacking constructive edits or their edits are within a different field than the one they're applying for, they obviously aren't cut out for the job.
IPs are not allowed to edit this section.
How to vote
To vote, simply place one of the four voting templates below the request, along with any existing votes. The voting templates to choose from are "Support", "Oppose", "Neutral", and "Comment". After placing the template, explain why you cast that specific vote. Provide valid reasoning; don't support a user simply because they are your friend or oppose a user because you don't like them. Provide solid and clear reasoning. Keep in mind that you are not only voting on the request, but also trying to persuade the admins to support or oppose the submission. Follow your reasoning with your signature.
Janitors are users who are always on the lookout for spelling errors, coding errors, useless information, run-on sentences, etc.
Ahey, I'ma Tombo
Well, I feel like most of you know me already so I'll not waste too much time introducing myself. I was about to run for janitor late 2015, but unfortunately I was forced to take a year long hiatus from wikia because of personal problems. But now those problems are solved, and I'm back, and I think I should get around to doing what I intended to do last year.
I generally have a lot of free time, which I usually spend on the wiki. I'm regularly watching the Recent Activity tab for bad edits to be undone, and my friendship with a few of the admins allows me to report vandal attacks while they were offline to them directly, not having to wait for them to log on and see the report on their walls, which might take a while.
Besides, I'm a very active member of the community, and I'd say the wiki needs active staff members as of lately. So, yeah, I guess that's it. Ahthanks m90s. I Have No Tommy and I Must Scream (talk) 14:53, December 30, 2016 (UTC)
Support Even though I'm and admin and all now, I still think I should vote on this one. We need more janitors, and you're the perfect choice for it. For sure, you've got my support. --Devinthe66 (talk) 18:43, December 30, 2016 (UTC)
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