This isn't me going about saying that "OH. THERE ARE ONE - TWO BUREAUCRATS THAT ARE INACTIVE/DICKING AROUND ON THE CHAT/ANOTHER WIKI IN THIS COMMUNITY AND NOT DOING THE SITE WORK LIKE I WANT THEM TOO, MAYBE I SHOULD PROPOSE TO ADD-ON BUREAUCRATS ON THERE SO THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY TAKE CARE OF THIS SITE. AND SO THAT THEY'RE NOT ALONE, I'LL ADD ROLLBACKS TOO. SINCE THIS SITE HAS EXPERIENCED INACTIVE ROLLBACKS!" No. It isn't about that. It's about what happened today.
I am here proposing that there should be an add-on, but not that tremendous of an add-on like adding bureaucrats and rollbacks to the inactivity guidelines. No. It's not that big of an add-on. I think that this can benefit the site tremendously in re-building its staff again, and that it can avoid the confusion or the sudden feel that they are ignoring policies because this wiki is understaffed.
Today, Steam Phoenix had promoted a user back to admin after I had asked him to be promoted to a rollback. While I agree what she had done is a good idea of what she did because we are a bit understaffed by all rights on my opinion, it can cause some issues where the inactivity guidelines. It says on the admin/RCaDC part of the inactivity guidelines "Rights may be requested back within one month of return with some activity." SG hasn't really asked for his admin right back after he was demoted (or probably felt like he couldn't ask them again after an issue which it has been resolved) and it has been over a month when he was demoted, it breaks a little piece of the policy, and can possibly be bad if broken again.
What's the purpose of this proposal? I am here proposing that the sentence "Rights may be requested back within *insert time period* of return with some activity." to be changed to "Rights may be returned by bureaucrat's discretion, or by request with some activity shown." This means that it is up the bureaucrat's discretion to allow users, who were demoted because of their inactivity, to regain their right by doing a lot of work on the site, or have it be requested for their right (but still showing some activity on the site). I think it'll help because it'll be much more easier to do that rather than going through that proposal stuff for the users to regain a right again, and that this site can regain some of the staff that it had lost by showing a lot of activity.
And the maximum date for the time period before they have to do the right process again is the following:
Admins: 5 months
RCaDC members: 5 months
Chat Mod: 2 months.
But the bureaucrats can decide on the time that seems necessary to decline any promotions when they have built up their activity/requests.
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