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Wiki Moderators are members of the community with added tools to help the community. They work closely with Administrators to fight against vandalism, spamming and trolls.
Wiki Moderators are given the following tools:
Block other users from editing
Rollback spam and vandalism
Edit and Delete Comments
Delete unnecessary images
Delete and undelete content pages
Wiki Moderators User Conduct
In addition to page edits made as Wiki members, Wiki Moderators will:
Delete inappropriate images. These include vulgar, pornographic, racist, or offensive images or images that are unused for an extended period of time.
Remove any unambiguous spam or vandalism to content pages. Spam may include any comment added that does not pertain to the page content (such as "random comment", "first comment", etc.)
Remove or edit vulgar, abusive or derogatory comments.
Remove or edit Game Center requests that violate policy limiting multiple entries on Friends page or any entry on content pages.
Edit comments containing excessive punctuation, capitalization or emoticons. Users are expected to limit usage of "all caps", punctuation or emoticons to no more than 2-3 occurrences in a comment.
Delete comments clearly placed on the wrong page (i.e., discussion of obtaining a Topaz dragon on the Rainbow dragon page when there is no connection made between the two).
Remove user names and formatted signatures from comments.
Remove comments that are considered spam under Wiki policy (i.e., excessive repetition or have no relation to the page topic).
Consult with administrators to determine if comment trails have become excessively argumentative or spam-filled. Actions taken when such determination is made will include adding a comment indicating that the thread must end and that subsequent comments will be deleted or, in certain circumstances, deleting all comments in the thread.
Make every effort to notify users of comments that are changed, either by adding edit notes within the comment or leaving a message for registered users on the user wall.
Block users who blatantly and voluntarily spam or troll the Wiki.
Wiki Moderators need to show maturity. This includes quality edits, courtesy, and refraining from heavily roleplaying (like wiki "marriage", indulging in "violent acts" toward another user, etc ...)
Wiki Moderators are expected to show good behavior both here and on other Wikis. As their conduct will be associated with this wiki, a block or ban on another Wiki as much as here could lead to demotion without further notice.
Follow process and rules pertaining to Chat Moderator role.
Promoting a Wiki Moderator
Anyone can nominate someone as a candidate to become a Wiki Moderator, but nominations will only be accepted for candidates who meet certain conditions:
The candidate must have been a Rollback for at least 2 months.
The candidate needs 3 other users to vouch for him/her within a week. One of these users must be Wiki Moderator or Administrator.
The candidate must not have received a block on this Wiki or another Wiki (This applies for 6 months following the end of the block period).
The candidate must not also have received a ban on this Wiki's chat site (This applies for 6 months from the end of the ban period).
The candidate cannot be nominated more than once per 3 months.
If a nomination is refused due to the candidate not meeting requirements, then it is not considered a nomination and the candidate can be nominated again once the other requirements are met.
If a nomination is refused due to the candidate not accepting it, then it is not considered a nomination and the candidate can be nominated again at any other time.
If these conditions are NOT met, then the nomination is automatically disqualified.
Once the nomination is made and appropriate vouchers are received, an Administrator will notify the candidate through Message Wall, asking if he/she accepts the nomination.
Confirmation of Nomination
If the user does NOT accept, then the nomination process is automatically stopped.
Upon acceptance, a discussion forum will be opened with the set date that will be agreed upon with the Administrator opening the forum and the candidate. The Discussion Forum will be opened to allow members of the DragonVale Wiki community to discuss the candidate's qualifications.
Within 24 hours of opening the discussion, the nominee must post a comment providing information as to why s/he is interested in the position and what qualifications s/he has for the role.
Within 48 hours of opening the discussion, the Wiki Mod or Administrator who provided the voucher for the candidate must post a comment providing information as to why s/he supports the candidacy.
After the community discussion has been open for 7 days, one of the current administrators will open the Voting Process, wherein community members can indicate whether they support or oppose the candidacy. This is not a vote for whether or not the nominee will become an Administrator, but whether or not the community supports the candidate moving to the "Admin Vetting" process.
Clearly state whether you support or oppose.
One vote per person.
A small explanation of your vote can be provided but people aren't expected to answer to it. This is meant to vote, not discuss.
Participant must be registered users since before the nomination of the candidate.
Sockpuppeting will result in a cancellation of the votes and a block of all perpetrators.
No questions or discussions allowed. Any non-vote will be deleted.
Voting will last for a week from the time it started.
If at least 80.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" of a candidate then the candidate will automatically become a staff member on the DragonVale Wiki in that role.
If 60.0% to 79.9% of the community votes cast are in "Support" of the candidate then the candidate will go through a one month probation period with the tools. At the end of the one month if more than 80.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" of the candidate keeping the tools the candidate will keep them. If less than 80.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" after the probation period the tools will be removed.
Users that do not support the candidate in the post-probation voting thread should list at least one point that the user could improve in the probation period, so that the user can use it to improve; the points should be reasonable and not being personal reasons.
If less than 60.0% of the community votes cast are in "Support" in the vote then the candidate does not receive the tools or a probation period.
Candidates can be nominated again three months from the end of their probation/end of the vote.
If the candidate is accepted for promotion, a bureaucrat will make the user rights changes. If there are no bureaucrats, then one of the administrators should send a message to Wikia staff at Special:Contact/general with a link to the discussion/vote and a request to promote the user.
Nominations can be made HERE
Procedure for nominating
Make sure your candidate meets the above mentioned requirements.
You can nominate yourself, but it's better if someone else does.
Make sure the candidate hasn't been nominated already.
Should that be the case, you can vouch for the candidate instead of nominating him/her.
To vouch for a candidate Simply COMMENT that you do so. Remember a Wiki Moderator candidate must have another Wiki Moderator or Administrator vouching for him/her.
You can Kudos a nomination, but it will BEAR NO WEIGHT on the candidature.
You can only nominate OR vouch for ONE Wiki Moderator per week.
The process states: The candidate needs 3 other users to vouch for him/her. One of these users must be Wiki Moderator or Administrator.
Since we do not currently have the role of "Wiki Moderator" (able to vouch for others) will this round of nominations be covered only by Admin vouching, or can an existing Rollback offer an "official support" as if we were already in the Wiki Mod role?
If what dragon trip says is right (about the experienced rollback users replacing the wiki mods vouch, and I think I am experienced? :P) then I vouch for sir machious. Thanks for the vouching and support from you guys :)
Almost everyone here knows I tease AllHailKingMe a lot but I hope you also know the teasing for me is light-hearted and I find AHKM to be an intelligent and funny person. She has a great sense of humor and her consistent presence in the chat room and wikia cannot be disputed. I support AHKM for the position of wiki mod.
I think that it is awesome that you all want me to go for wiki mod, and are willing to vouch for me. However at this time I am going to decline before it goes further and here are the reasons why: 1. I would like at the very least 2-3 months total of rollback and chat moderator experience before going for the wiki mod position. 2. I have a lot to learn still about wikis and coding and such before I would feel comfortable in such a role. and 3. I want to be consistent as a rollback and chat mod before trying to take on something new. I am still trying to get used to these functions and the proper conduct of these roles.
Thank you for nominating me and vouching and hopefully in another 2 months I will be in a place to where this role and functions will be of more use to me to help this wiki.
Such humility is rare. Joy's acknowledgement of her own shortcomings and her desire to become better qualified actually makes me feel she has the temperament and moral fiber to be a wiki moderator. More than ever, I support her nomination! Let us promote this bundle of joyful chaos already!
Not quite the process, Wiz, but you save an admin having to leave a message. I'll close this out: Wiz has accepted his nomination. A forum discussion will be opened and the link edited into this comment. Once it is opened, Wiz has one day to write up (in the forum comments) his reasons why he feels he is qualified, and Bane (as vouching Admin) has two days to write his vouching commentary. The forum discussion will remain open a week followed by a one week vote.
I thank you, Rainbow, for the nomination. And Pickle for the Admin vouch. However, I feel at this time, I don't have the time to devote to the wiki. I have just returned from being away for 7 weeks and will be leaving for another two weeks (vacation to see family) starting this coming Tuesday. I want to make sure that I'm am back at a somewhat stable activity before thinking about Wiki Mod. I do thank you for the consideration, but at this time I feel that I must decline the nomination.
As much as I appreciate the nomination and feel like I would be ready in terms of knowledge of the Wiki and the game, I am not ready in my personal life. I stepped down as Chat Mod for personal reasons and those reasons kept me from being able to give time to the chat room. Since then, things have not calmed down enough and I will not be around the Wiki much in the next month or so. Thank you again for the nomination, but again I must decline.
I would like to nominate Wolfiethezwolf. He may not want to be a wiki mod yet, but I definitely think he should be. He already makes a lot of quality edits, and he would never abuse the tools, so I think he would be a great mod.
Ive given it thought, and im gonna have to denie it, i feel that i am not ready for the tools yet, maybe come june i may be ready, but due to my busy schedule (i wouldn't be able to keep up with the forum for questions) , and me not feeling ready im gonna have to denie
Adriano 25 wrote: Thank you so much for the nomination, Volt! I really appreciate it. However, I'm not ready for the position now because I have a very tight schedule until the end of May. Thank you once again!
That's ok. I nominated you because you are a very helpful, kind, and informative Rollback. But I definitely know what it is like to have a tight schedule :D
"The candidate needs 3 other users to vouch for him/her within a week. One of these users must be Wiki Moderator or Administrator." Seeing as this requirement has not been met, Psycho Wendigo can be renominated on July 30, 2014.
I really don't know what to do since I was intending to vouch for him, but the deadline passed. If we follow the outlined procedure then it would be completely on me for Psycho Wendigo not having the chance of a discussion and vote right now. Unfortunately, I can't just bend the rules for myself, and I know in the past a chat moderator was not available to give a vouch in time and the nominee had to wait to try again for a chat moderator position because of it.
A part of me wants to bend the rules this time, but at the same time a part of me knows I shouldn't bend or break the rules since then people can refer to it in the future and possibly want it to be allowed multiple times.
Basically I am torn on this. Hopefully PW continues to stay with the wiki and continue to help out as a rollback for now. I apologize again for this.
Since one vouch has to be from a Wiki Mod or Admin and Andy has already vouched for Adriano 25, his vouch will fulfill the requirement which leaves the possibility for me to vouch for a different nominee this week if circumstances arise making it necessary.
Due to unavailability of an Admin at the moment, updating this thread to indicate that Wolfie's nomination is cancelled due to not receiving sufficient vouches. Wolfie can be nominated/ nominate himself on September 21, 2014.
As in the past, I don't provide vouches until all other requirements are met due to the once per week restriction.
If for some reason the other requirements aren't met and something comes up within the same week and meets the requirements I don't want to not be able to provide a vouch because I used it on one that didn't meet the other requirements.