Miniguide to requests for adminship
From Electrical Engineering TA Handbook
Template:Shortcut The following is a very basic guide to Wikipedia:Requests for adminship (RfA). This is intended to be an informal, minimalistic guide. For the full guide to RfA, please see the Guide to requests for adminship. Note: This is not policy. Please do not quote it as such.
- Please be aware RfA can be a harsh process sometimes. People will look at, and may criticize, everything and anything you have done (or not done, for that matter).
- People sometimes oppose for no reason at all. People are not required to explain their position. Don't feel bad, it happens to a lot of people.
- If someone nominates you, feel free to decline if you do not think you are ready. Decline politely and keep up the good work. Even after the process starts, you can withdraw at any stage.
- If you are doing a self-nomination, make sure you set up the nomination correctly and don't support yourself. People tend to have higher standards for self-noms, and messing them up can lead to oppose votes.
What contributors look for in an Admin nominee
These are not required standards. People may have personal standards when considering nominees, but in general, editors tend to look for:
- A substantial number of edits within a wide variety of namespaces (Most successful nominees have more than 1,000 edits. See the stats for yourself at this page).
- A reasonable amount of time with the project (Most successful nominees have been at Wikipedia for at least 3 months. See the stats for yourself at this page).
- A willingness to do "unglamorous, repetitive work"
- A civil manner with no recent personal attacks, POV pushing, vandalism, or edit warring
- An enabled email address
- Good use of edit summaries
For RfA contributors
Strictly observe Wikipedia:Civility. Please see the full guide for information on voting directions, decorum, and demeanor.mk:Википедија:Миниводич за барања за администраторски статус