We have recently instated several permanent chat moderators, and we have also been giving various users rollback rights (which allow for one-click reverting of vandalism) for a while, without any formal requirements. What do you think about formalizing the "moderator" group, which would have both rollback and chat moderator rights, and would need to formally request these rights via forum, with some formal criteria for doing so, obviously lower than ones for administrators. E.g. 250+ edits in the article/category/template namespaces plus 2 months of continued activity.
Poll finished on August 19, 2011.
A consensus must be reached by voting before any action is taken.
EB 02:06, August 13, 2011 (UTC)
☢Valoopy☣ 02:08, August 13, 2011 (UTC)--
BILLYOCEAN 05:48, August 13, 2011 (UTC)It seems like a fine idea!
http://imageshack.us/m/15/6929/luckmanngrenadesignatur.png Luckmann 12:16, August 13, 2011 (UTC)Makes perfect sense to me. Go for it.
BigDogW 14:53, August 13, 2011 (UTC)since it seems in the last months we have had several votes called for people who wanted admin status i think moderators could help give those individuals wanting to become and admin away to show what they can do
Agent c 18:07, August 13, 2011 (UTC)Good idea to formalise practice.
RAM 09:37, August 14, 2011 (UTC)Doesn't seem like a bad idea to me. --
SushiSquid 01:17, August 15, 2011 (UTC)This sounds like a good plan. I've noticed from time on this and other wikis that, in general, even unregistered users try to make positive contributions. Wikis work because, against everything I've learned about the Internet, you actually can trust people to try to promote knowledge.--
veryblackraven 13:29, August 17, 2011 (UTC)Like the idea.
Gheart 18:36, August 18, 2011 (UTC)Sounds good to me.
Jspoel 21:26, August 18, 2011 (UTC)I feel we should move up the standard a little bit, 500 edits on article pages, 2 months of continued activity for applying for chatmod + rollback status. With 250 edits in 2 months you made 5 edits a day which can be really not even 10 minutes of work. And in that case you haven't done that much editing to need or deserve the rollback. If you're so keen on becoming a chatmod, you also need to do some serious editing. Additional, we should keep the unofficial rollback requests available (without chatmod status). And I think we should raise the admin threshold to 1,000 edits in 3 months. It's not that much.
- I'm not going to change my vote, but what Jspoel has said above is right, and I feel that that would be a good idea if you do create the moderator role formally.
- I agree fully on Jspoelstra's point, the official demands on an admin is extremely unrealistic compared to the actual demands, as a person with 500 edits and three months attendance can never hope to be an Admin in actual fact. The official demands should be pushed up to the unofficial, in my opinion, or at least to a minimum of 1000 edits. Hugs Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 11:40, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
- I agree with both Jspoel and Scar, I feel it should be harder to become an admin/mod on a wiki of this size. --RAM 11:49, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
- Thing is, Ram, it is harder, but the point is that the official demands are extremely misleading in comparison to what is actually demanded of an admin/mod. I think we should officialise the actual requirements instead of this extremely low bar. It might have been a decent bar back in the day, but the wiki has grown, and so has the demends. Hugs Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 11:52, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
The proposal will be implemented. However, first we'd need to vote on the following issue: Moderator and administrator minimum requirements.