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Fireflieslogo white This page documents a Wiki guideline. It is the accepted standard that editors should follow, although it should be treated with common sense, as occasional exceptions will apply. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus.

This is the official page for the voting policy of The Last of Us Wiki. All contributors are required to read all the policies thoroughly and completely before editing. Failure to comply with these rules can result in a warning, and if continued, a block. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact an active administrator. While voting typically only applies to deciding whether community members feel a member should be a moderator or sysop, votes can also apply to community issues such as changing infobox images or wqotes on character pages.

General rules Edit

  • If a user is concerned that a discussion is not gaining enough attention, they may request a community message on the administrator noticeboard.
  • Voting will run for a maximum of two weeks. If there is a clear majority in favor of one of the solutions presented, that solution will be implemented.
    • If there are two solutions presented and voting is inconclusive (there is no consensus in favor of any solution presented), the discussion will be considered to have failed to gain consensus and the status quo will stand.
    • If there are more than two solutions presented and voting is inconclusive after two weeks, the two options with the most votes will undergo a second round of voting.
  • Vote by typing either of the following in the relevant sections:
    • # {{Support}} ~~~~ to produce
      1. Support Support — Example (talk • contribs) 10:08, October 19, 2011 (UTC)
    • # {{Neutral}} ~~~~ to produce
      1. Neutral Neutral — Example (talk • contribs) 10:08, October 19, 2011 (UTC)
    • # {{Oppose}} ~~~~ to produce
      1. Oppose Oppose — Example (talk • contribs) 10:08, October 19, 2011 (UTC)
  • Voting procedures on The Last of Us Wiki are not polls. If a user chooses to vote, the user must justify your position with a clear, logical argument. A justification like "per user X" is strongly discouraged.

Procedures Edit

Voting Edit

  1. Users must have made 50 edits to non-social namespaces in a regular fashion for at least one month to be able to vote or nominate. Social namespaces include comments, walls and the user space.
  2. When voting begins, community members may do the following:
    1. Place one "support" vote under the nominee of their choice.
    2. Place one "oppose" and/or "neutral" vote under as many nominees as the user feels strongly about.
    3. Place one "question" comment under a nominee and ask them a question regarding their suitability for the rights.
  3. Attach reasoning to your position. Every vote must be logical, reasonable, and in line with the stated requirements for adminship. It is the responsibility of the voter to ensure compliance. Unless they are later clarified in an acceptable way, non-complying votes may be discarded without notice.
  4. Individual votes may then be critiqued or discussed at any time in a civil and reasonable manner.
  5. At the end of two weeks, voting is closed. Voting is also closed if there are no votes for three days.

Resolving votes Edit

  • If the nominee has a rate of support of 80% or above, the rights are granted.
    • If the nominee has a rate of support between 70% and 80%, staff members determine whether the rights are granted. Arguments from the votes provided and the responses of the nominee to questions will be considered.
    • If the nominee has a rate of support of 70% or below, the rights are not granted.
  • In the event only one sysop position is available but there two or more editors competing for the position, but no one has a rate of support above 70%, the nominee with the highest rate of support is granted the rights.
  • When deciding which nominee has the most complying votes, any draws are resolved by considering the candidate with the most support from current staff members first. If there is a draw in staff votes, bureaucratic discretion will be used to determine which nominee will be considered first.

Voting is not a substitute for discussion. Voting may not be initiated until it is beyond reasonable doubt that further regular discussion will not yield a clear consensus. Even when a voting procedure is initiated, discussion can and should continue. The position taken by a user in a voting procedure may be challenged at any point.

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