This is the page where formal requests for administratorship are recorded and archived. An explanation of what sysop rights are can be found below the list of admins at Project:Administrators.
There are no concrete requirements for a user to be an admin. However, admins will usually:
- Have a very strong history of contributions (including the content namespace), though quality is more important than quantity
- Be trusted by the community
- Have no history of serious blocks due to vandalism or sockpuppetry
- Users must have 50 edits and be a regular contributor for a month to be able to vote or nominate.
- Users must have rollback rights to be nominated for adminship.
Stage 1: NominatingEdit
- Users may not nominate themselves for adminship. Users must be nominated by another user. The user then has to accept the nomination.
- Users may not nominate each other (e.g. A can't nominate B and B nominate A in the same RfA)
- 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.
Stage 2: VotingEdit
- Users may vote in support, be neutral, or oppose the adminship 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 two weeks.
- At the end of the two weeks, the active Bureaucrat will determine whether consensus has been reached. This means that admin requests require at least a two-thirds support rate to pass. Strength of argument is more important than the number of votes.