Club Penguin Fanon Wiki:Policy/Rights and Inactivity

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Sometimes, you may look at the Recent Changes and see someone you may or may not know get demoted. You may notice they are on IRC frequently, but they simply do not edit. You can remember how they got their position, how they saved the wiki from a vandalism attack about 3 months ago, but after that, never bothered to touch the wiki again. This policy goes in depth about when someone is ready to be stripped of their power, be it from rollbacks to B-crats. It'll also give you several answers to age-old questions, like "Am I going to be demoted if I don't do x?" or "Why DID I lose my powers, exactly?" If you're interested enough, read on and let the policy and bold letters do the talking for us.

Inactivity

Since you will see the term inactivity numerous times in this policy, we will describe exactly what it means in this instance.

  • Users must keep a cumulative 120 edits over a three-month span to be considered active.
  • Simply being on IRC is not enough to be classified as "active". Lurking for hours on end is not classified as "activity".
    • IRC activity falls under admin discretion to determine whether or not users were actually participating in relevant IRC discussion or whether they were just lurking.
    • Users who actively contribute to IRC discussions much more frequently than they edit may be given more leeway with being labeled "inactive".
  • Patrolling the Recent Changes is not a valid substitute for editing. Anyone can check the RC at any time with no effort. Plus, anyone can just lie about checking the RC in order to be considered active.
  • Although these are the standards, the administration may also follow the common sense rule when deciding if a user has been inactive or not.

Rollbacks

  • If a user is actively editing, but does not use their rights, they will be revoked from their rollback rights 21 days after you last used the rollback tool.
  • If there is little to no vandalism on the site, a user may not be demoted for lack of using the right, as it is not their fault.
  • If a user is inactive with no given reason, the administration may choose to revoke the rollback right.
  • If a user is inactive with a valid reason, but hasn't edited after 3 months, they will lose their rollback rights.

There is no simple way to regain these rights, you must earn them again and pass consensus.

Admins

  • If an administrator has been inactive without a reason, they shall be demoted.
  • If an administrator is inactive with a valid reason, they may be given leniency depending on the urgency of their reason. Revoking the rights after that point is up to administrative and community discretion.

Re-promotion

  • If a demoted administrator has returned to the site and wishes to regain their former rights, they must go through a series of steps beforehand.
  • The user must be active on the wiki (not just IRC) for a minimum of three weeks before they can request to regain their rights. This is to test their loyalty, and make sure that the user plans on staying active on the wiki for the foreseeable future.
  • After the user requests to regain their rights back on an administrator's talk page, the current administration can discuss and reach a consensus to either approve or deny their request.
  • Note: The administration must provide a valid reason for denying a request.

Bureaucrats

  • If a bureaucrat has been inactive without a reason, they shall be demoted.
  • If a bureaucrat is inactive with a valid reason, they may be given leniency depending on the urgency of their reason. Revoking the rights after that point is up to administrative and community discretion.

Re-promotion

  • If a demoted bureaucrat has returned to the site and wishes to regain their former rights, they must go through a series of steps beforehand.
  • The user must be active on the wiki (not just IRC) for a minimum of three weeks before they can request to regain their rights. This is to test their loyalty, and make sure that the user plans on staying active on the wiki for the foreseeable future.
  • After the user requests to regain their rights back on an administrator's talk page, the current administration can discuss and reach a consensus to either approve or deny their request. If approved, the user can only be given administrator rights.
  • Note: The administration must have a valid reason for denying a request.
  • If they wished to regain their full bureaucrat rights, they must be an administrator for one full month before following the standard promotion process and being approved by the community.

Definition of an Edit

An edit is a constructive modification of an article NOT including User-based pages, like talk pages or user pages.

Here's what they can include:

  • Spelling corrections/grammatical corrections.
  • Adding information to an article/story.
  • Creating templates.
  • MAJOR contributions (excess of 3,000+ bytes or more to any given article or story).
  • Note: these are more valued than regular edits. If Admin A makes 5-10 3k+ bytes edits per month, and patrols IRC, they are considered "Active."
  • Categorizing.

Here's what they do not include:

  • Invaluable edits (small, almost not noticeable edits).
  • Non-constructive edits (e.g: adding 'AD' or an extra period).
  • User pages
  • User talk pages

Keep in mind, anything here is a loose definition, meaning it would also fall in the "Common Sense Rule" as stated a while back above. We recommend you do an average of 20+ proper edits per month. Anything constructive you do can help.