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Archive This page is an index of archives. Please do not initiate new discussions here. Direct any additional comments to the current talk page.

For discussions from June 2003 till just before what's in this page, see below. RFA discussions before June 2003 took place on a mailing list. RFA-related discussions may also be found at the Bureaucrats' noticeboard and at Template talk:RfA.


2003[edit]

  • Early archives: the first 13 archives are very short (often a single topic); these 13 archives are consolidated here (June 2003 – March 2004)
    • Archive 1: Sysop no. 100, sysop requests on WikiEN-L (June–August 2003)
    • Archive 2: De-adminship, seven day delay proposed (August–December 2003)
    • Archive 3: Time people should wait before RfA, edit counts (December 2003)

2004[edit]

  • Early archives: the first 13 archives are very short (often a single topic); these 13 archives are consolidated here (June 2003 – March 2004)
    • Archive 4: Newbie questions (January 2004)
    • Archive 5: Transferring promotion powers to admins from developers (January 2004)
    • Archive 6: Greenmountainboy (January 2004)
    • Archive 7: Complaint against tannin (January 24–25, 2004)
    • Archive 8: Abuse of de-sysop area (January 30–31, 2004)
    • Archive 9: Discussion on January 31, 2004 about how to deal with misuse of admin privileges
    • Archive 10: Recent discussion archived in advance (February 2004)
    • Archive 11: Policy on Anons and this page (February 9, 2004)
    • Archive 12: Discussion on 19–25 February 2004 about who can vote and how bureaucrats should be appointed
    • Archive 13: Discussion of what consensus is needed for a request (February–March 2004)
  • Archive 14: Polls on making all admins bureaucrats, and on possible minimum requirements for adminship (February–March 2004)
  • Archive 15: Discussion of nominators, self-nominations, and nominating procedures (March 2004)
  • Archive 16: Possible minimum requirements for voting, discussion and poll about bureaucrats exercising individual judgment in determining consensus (March–April 2004)
  • Archive 17: TOC tallies, relative merits of a firm 80% threshold compared to "bureaucrat" judgement, creeping upwards of requirements for support of adminship, possible periodic renewal of adminship, issues regarding specific nominations (March 4 – May 20 2004. No discussion May 20 – June 1)
  • Archive 18: Questions about adminship, Lst27, JediMaster16, this page needs an image...
  • Archive 19: Discussion and poll about early removal of nominations, possible timelags between re-nominations (July 2004)
  • Archive 20: Sockpuppets and qualifications for voting (August 2004)
  • Archive 21: Edit counting, subpages, boilerplate questions and more (September 2004)
  • Archive 22: Promotions to bureaucrat (October 2004)
  • Archive 23: Adminship standards; de-admining inactive admins; limit on concurrent nominations (October/November 2004)
  • Archive 24: Candidate acceptance of nomination; change in mediawiki users; number of bureaucrats (November–December 2004)

2005[edit]

  • Archive 25: January–April 2005
  • Archive 26: May–June 2005
  • Archive 27: late June–July 2005 – Weyes, Seth Ilys's revalidatation, bureaucracy reform + poll, rfa reform, removing blank votes, 500th admin, Uncle G + suspension proposal, DrZoidberg, Boothy443, WP:TRI, new template proposal, sockpuppets, vandalism of MarkSweep
  • Archive 28: August 2005 – Boothy443, Lucky 6.9, a proposal for bureaucrat reform, doing away with the self-nomination section, an illustration for this page, Boothy443 again, non-admins with high edit counts, inconsistencies in the procedure, premature removal of nominations, changes to the self-nomination guidelines, editcountitis, admins and valid e-mail addresses
  • Archive 29: About Bureaucrats
  • Archive 30" Gordon Watts's proposals, BD2412's proposal to hand out admin powers piecemeal (rejected)
  • Archive 31: Editcountitis, Sam Spade's criticisms, sysop promotions suspended
  • Archive 32: minor changes in nominating procedure.
  • Archive 33: One-ups-manship in voting, proposed procedure change,
  • Archive 34: checkuser, bureaucrats noms
  • Archive 35: longer answers to questions, delisting and closing of Private Butcher RfA, nominees' desire for doing admin chores, archive archive list, wording of /nominate subpage, delist when questions unanswered, Stevertigo RfA, tainted votes, guide to RfA, how many admins are needed
  • Archive 36: Sockpuppets, req for rollback
  • Archive 37: Tony1's Rfa
  • Archive 38: Dual nominations, Silsor de-adminship request, multiple discussions on improving RfA, policies on removing RfAs
  • Archive 39: Chi-Square test, Admin-lite" proposal, RFA reform proposals
  • Archive 40: Editcountitis/Agecountitis, RfB discussion, Various notes on voting, RfA growth
  • Archive 41: Links vs. transclusion for failing RfAs, Editcountitis/Agecountitis, Some RfA closeout and messups, kate's tool and backup
  • Archive 42: Poll on removal of failing RfAs and discussion, Luigi30's RfA, Hamster Sandwich RfA, antecedent checking
  • Archive 43: 750 admins; improper dates

2006[edit]

  • Archive 44: Various proposals on RfA reform, edit summary usage as a criteria, discussion on problem admins & query on standards, Wikipedia riots
  • Archive 45: Poll on b-crat noms, new edit history tool, suffrage, b-crat closings, concerns about votes from one user, snowball clause debate, new RfA reform idea
  • Archive 46: Requests for input on RfA reform, admin accountability poll, other ideas about RfA reform, standards for admins, a debated non-promotion, a symmetrical thread about CSCWEM
  • Archive 47: More RfA reform ideas, RfA vandalism, Publicizing an RfA, disputed RfA, RfA suspension and debate, some desysoppings
  • Archive 48: Revert of addition, Deleting aborted RFA attempts
  • Archive 49: RfA reform, AzaToth RfA, CSCWEM RfA
  • Archive 50: Francs2000 resigns, Essjay's RfB, number of bureaucrats.
  • Archive 51: What to call admins, Masssiveego's votes, sockpuppetry, editcountitis.
  • Archive 52: Jwrosenzweig's decision, BradPatrick, bureaucrats.
  • Archive 53: RfA statistical trends, too many optional questions?
  • Archive 54: HolyRomanEmperor's 3rd RfA, poll on semiprotecting RfA.
  • Archive 55: Multiple nominators, pre-acceptance votes, various RfA reform ideas
  • Archive 56: reasons for pileons, RfA candidate's song, where to announce invited votes, votes after deadline
  • Archive 57: Apprentice/journeyman admins proposal, admin renewal, RfA analysis tool, working with comments, consensus discussion, removing sockpuppets after close, IP votes.
  • Archive 58: Various ideas on administrator review, some irregularities on current RfAs, voting icons, early closal guideline proposal, rfa closing templates, duplicate voter reporting bot.
  • Archive 59: Publicizing RfAs, minor changes in process, failing RfAs.
  • Archive 60: Formatting of RfAs, whether RfA is a vote, "how to become an admin ASAP" essay, RfA standards dropping?, rearranging / expanding question area of nominations, self noms.
  • Archive 61: More issues regarding the RfA process, changes to the nomination page, HolyRomanEmperor's mysterious disappearance and alleged death (late June 2006 – early July 2006).
  • Archive 62: Editing front matter, RfA process.
  • Archive 63: 75% threshold standard and poll.
  • Archive 64: Discussion of standards, Sean Black RfA, RfA formats.
  • Archive 65: Harsher side of RfA, jury voting, types of potential admins, July 2006 RfA in review
  • Archive 66: Alternate users, Young administrator candidates, Image:Rouge-Admin.png, Checkuser?
  • Archive 67: Alternate accounts, clutter, Essjay's tool
  • Archive 68: 1000 admins, Carnildo RfA result lengthy discussion, August 2006 RfA in review, multiple ideas for RfA reform, suggestion for page on other language RfA standards.
  • Archive 69: A number of discussions related to RfA reform. Some charts.
  • Archive 70: Sept./Oct. 2006 – Several discussions on alternative formats for RfA: how to better format RfA as a vote, AzaToth experimental RfA format, listing RfAs on a subpage. Discussion of point when only 2 RfAs were active.
  • Archive 71: More discussion on RfA reform. Anonymous voting.
  • Archive 72: straw poll on need for reform, RfA as RfC, other reform ideas
  • Archive 73: A number of takes on admin reform, increasing vandalism, questions asked in RfA, change in RfA procedure.
  • Archive 74: Successful nominees, limit RFAs, standards
  • Archive 75: Suggested changes to RfA templates, voting icons, optional questions, transferable experience
  • Archive 76: More about transferable skills, RFA standards, questions, canvassing, bureaucrats

2007[edit]

  • Archive 77: January 2007 – moral supports, edit counts, bureaucrats, arguing with opposes
  • Archive 78: January 2007 – Anons asking questions, new RFB template
  • Archive 79: Ryulong promotion, RfA reform (January 2007)
  • Archive 80: Poll to have two bureaucrats on controversial decisions, consensus discussions, need for admins, have 70% be threshold for promotion (27 January 2007 – 3 February 2007)
  • Archive 81: Provisional adminship, basis of votes, analysis of admin activity, need for more admins, finding qualified candidates, help needed in other areas (2 February 2007 – 13 February 2007)
  • Archive 82: Arguments to avoid, RfA in other Wikipedias, adminship and editing, 2006 year in review, why nothing gets done on RfA reform, adminship survey, various records (9 February 2007 – 22 February 2007)
  • Archive 83: Policy on non-transcluded RfAs, numbering subsequent RfAs, early removal of RfAs and WP:SNOW, how to be an admin (21 February 2007 – 26 February 2007)
  • Archive 84: Discussions on bureaucrats (26 February 2007 – 9 March 2007)
  • Archive 85: Deadminship proposal, German RFA solution (10 March – 14 March)
  • Archive 86: RFA-related questions and April Fools' Day (16 March – 2 April). RFA-related errors and proposals
  • Archive 87: Various proposals and ideas, reform discussions, Danny's RfA discussions and others
  • Archive 88: Moralis RfA format, removal of vote tally, removal of support/oppose tags themselves, power of bureaucrats increased by ignoring tallies (2007-04-122007-04-17)
  • Archive 89: MattBritt RfA format, criteria complaints, new issues raised just before a close, discounting weak/undefended opposes (2007-04-162007-04-20)
  • Archive 90: format-based opposes to MattBritt RfA, Robdurbar desysopped, Moralis RfA in retrospect, whether experiments should continue, factors survey (2007-04-182007-04-23)
  • Archive 91: WikiProject endorsements, suggestion to 'crat all admins, edit war on the RfA template, Carcharoth's RfA jury proposal, altering RfA formats after transclusion (2007-04-222007-04-24)
  • Archive 92: more WikiProject endorsements, PRODlike proposed adminship, spike in nominations, trial adminship, Krimpet promoted (2007-04-242007-04-29)
  • Archive 93: Updating closing times, biting newcomers who file RfAs, admin IRC, usercheck problem, Wikipolitical compass (2007-04-302007-05-13)
  • Archive 94: "Jury duty" RfAs, valuing quality edits, concerns about canvassing (2007-05-112007-05-30)
  • Archive 95: Gracenote's RfA, another RfA, what to do with/about premature RfAs (2007-05-292007-06-10)
  • Archive 96: semi-serious thread about whether current admins would pass RfA, opposing self-noms on principle, mandating closing rationales, CharlotteWebb's RfA, time between RfAs (2007-06-072007-07-04)
  • Archive 97: Self-noms, clerking, tally bot, large number of bureaucrat nominations, flood of RFB voting and possible conflict of interest with Ral315's crat nom (2007-07-022007-07-06)
  • Archive 98: Adjective+!votes, adminship factions, Deskana's bureaucrat promotion, discussion about discussion before discussion, bullets versus numbers (2007-07-042007-07-21)
  • Archive 99: Andrevan's bureaucrat promotion, article writing and adminship, non-crat RfA closures, Oldwindybear's socks (2007-07-172007-07-30)
  • Archive 100: reinstatement of admin tools after exercising right to vanish, Amarkov's desysopping proposal, more on Oldwindybear, striking WP:POINT votes (2007-07-252007-08-02)
  • Archive 101: Mike Godwin's promotion to admin, SNOW closes, Elonka's second RfA, prerequisites for voting, recall, and general standards for adminship (2007-07-302007-08-07)
  • Archive 102: Curriculum vitae required?, a bit of thankspam, non-crat closures, neutral (!)votes, messy formatting on Successful Adminship Candidacies, RfA trolls, disruption at RfA, desysopping, archiving, "sysop review", lack of RfAs (2007-08-042007-08-26)
  • Archive 103: Lack of admins?, an RfA page with no requests, the guide to RfA, SNOW closes, reform (again), nom questions, canvassing, (!)vote counter, deleted RfA (2007-08-222007-09-11)
  • Archive 104: Model of edit-count inflation, creation of the New Admin School, talk about a proposal to block users for canvassing, discussion of the addition of a "fail encourage" RFA outcome, too lenient standards for adminship, essay on adminship, proposal to reform adminship, "not a vote" status, pressure put on opposition, too many SNOW requests (2007-09-092007-09-22)
  • Archive 105: Remove cratship as a special status, deadminship system, the 1337th admin, remove wannabe kate link from RFA, binding admin recall, shortcut redirects to individual RFAs, impact of not answering a question, inline debates (2007-09-192007-10-12)
  • Archive 106: RfC discussion, administrator recall process, voting icons, dead and newbie RfAs, RfA statistics and an idea for a summary of a failed RfA. (2007-10-042007-10-11)
  • Archive 107: Strawpoll on a community desysopping process (2007-10-102007-11-07)
  • Archive 108: tbd
  • Archive 109: tbd
  • Archive 110: tbd
  • Archive 111: Discussion on thankspam, revisiting the idea of a minimum threshold for edits, Walton One wants another RfA (2007-11-172007-12-05)
  • Archive 112: tbd
  • Archive 113: voting before transclusion, TOC manipulation, admin list, page rename, RfBs at top of page, fake/joke opposes, regional noticeboard RfA listing, incomplete nomination, too many optional questions, discounting votes per community consensus, RfA close rationales to be provided by bureaucrats and RFC close. (2007-12-19 to 2007-12-31)

2008[edit]

  • Archive 114: Expressing opinions, RFC closed, new proposal, ending date mixup, departing after promotion, declined nominations, RFAs of inexperienced users, admins and the right to vanish, numbering problems, transclusion vs. simple link, troll RfA, SNOW closures, alleged canvassing, nomination request, lolcat RfA, consensus for closure, RfA report at top of talk page and Question numbering. (2007-12-31 to 2008-01-15)
  • Archive 115: gender is a state of mind, advice on an early RfA, numbering questions, early closure, orphaned RfA, transcluding full text or not, sending thanks/no thanks, limiting the current number of RfAs, increasingly high standards, smaller tally, a nominee was blocked, !!vote (not-not-vote), Lorem ipsum dolor, changing shirts, prohibiting/allowing canvassing,
  • Archive 116: "This dog feels your pain", YouTube links, archiving RfA talk with MiszaBot, now archiving at 7 days, snow and being gentle when RfA is sure to fail, placement of tally, RfA evaluation tool, predicting desysopping, not a big deal or is a big deal, more tally location, testing civility, binding recall, inclusionist bias, probationary admins
  • Archive 117: joke oppose, recusing oneself, RfA to remove, participating during one's RfA
  • Archive 118: RfA Thanking discussions, humorous essays, and article building criteria, Kurt, cliche, 'crat call, speed, RfB reports.
  • Archive 119: More RfA's than B's, Pun Cheerups, <ax number of questions+MontyPython, Staffwaterboy RFA.
  • Archive 120: RfBs, SQL report, re-confirmation of bureaucrats, number and nature of questions at RfA
  • Archive 121: malformed/curious RfAs, RfA standards, RfA tallies with vote count, suggestion for no tally, nominee reading list, ban/block and cool down question
  • Archive 122: Why a lull, closed/snowed RfAs
  • Archive 123: Alternate RfA processes, should cool-down blocks be a question, RfA cheatsheet, YA proposal, RfAs by new editors, requirements for candidates, rollback and flagged revisions, a suggested question
  • Archive 124: One person's RfA votes, numbering RfAs, suggested question, CSD tagging, or user space, more speedy delete, provisional adminship
  • Archive 125: Number of admins, editor assistance, WP:EAR, optional questions, stupid questions, where are the candidates, gentler and constructive opposes, one person's viewpoint, WP:IAR, an essay, a survey, protecting this page and RfAs
  • Archive 126: Desysop inactive admins?, admin tools, rfa cat, proposal mania, voting process, bots and BAG, participation, misplaced WP:RFCU
  • Archive 127: Highly active users, personal comments, coaching and RfA OpposeBot, misplaced WP:RFCU
  • Archive 128: May 4–12
  • Archive 129: May 12–18
  • Archive 130: May 15–22
  • Archive 131: May 23–31
  • Archive 132: May 28 – June 4
  • Archive 133: May 31 – June 6
  • Archive 134: June 6–13
  • Archive 135: June 15–26
  • Archive 136: June 25–30
  • Archive 137: June 28 – July 9
  • Archive 138: July 8–17
  • Archive 139: July 18–28
  • Archive 140: July 26 – August 14
  • Archive 141: August 14–25
  • Archive 142: August 23–26
  • Archive 143: August 29 – September 10
  • Archive 144: September 9–25
  • Archive 145: September 23 – October 4
  • Archive 146: October 3–6
  • Archive 147: October 8–13
  • Archive 148: October 10 – November 18
  • Archive 149: November 19 – December 2
  • Archive 150: November 26 – December 5
  • Archive 151: December 6–22
  • Archive 152: December 18–31

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Archive 195: Community de-adminship, term limits, committed identities for administrators (January 12, 2010 (2010-01-12) – February 8, 2010 (2010-02-08))
  • Archive 196: Automated edits, "RfA drought", editcount, purpose of questions, new boilerplates, deletionism/inclusionism and voting (February 10, 2010 (2010-02-10) – March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19))
  • Archive 197: March 18, 2010 (2010-03-18) – April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)
  • Archive 198: April 4, 2010 (2010-04-04) – June 3, 2010 (2010-06-03)
  • Archive 199: May 26, 2010 (2010-05-26) – August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
  • Archive 200: August 9, 2010 (2010-08-09) – August 11, 2010 (2010-08-11)
  • Archive 201: August 11, 2010 (2010-08-11) – August 14, 2010 (2010-08-14)
  • Archive 202: August 13, 2010 (2010-08-13) – August 26, 2010 (2010-08-26)
  • Archive 203: August 31, 2010 (2010-08-31) – September 24, 2010 (2010-09-24)
  • Archive 204: September 25, 2010 (2010-09-25) – November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)
  • Archive 205: November 5, 2010 (2010-11-05) – December 19, 2010 (2010-12-19)
  • Archive 206: December 21, 2010 (2010-12-21) – January 12, 2011 (2011-01-12)

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

  • Archive 246: good news, crat mailing list, WP:PERM toolbox, Godsy and GoldenRing RfAs, clustered RfAs, UAA questions, AfD stats, poll candidate search, admin numbers, RfB questions (March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) – July 17, 2017 (2017-07-17))
  • Archive 247: admin age, RfB discretionary range, striking votes, WP:ORCP for Jimbo, drop in # of RfAs, misc reform, ECP for RfAs, editor review, watchlist notices (July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05) – October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14))
  • Archive 248: attacks on opposers, !vote terminology, withdrawals, failed RfA analysis/broken process, canvassing, ECP WP:RFA, auto-admin "what if" (October 13, 2017 (2017-10-13) – November 10, 2017 (2017-11-10))
  • Archive 249: ECP edit notice & transclusion problems, paid editing question, longest RfA hiatus, 2 RfAs at once, Signpost op-ed & nominators & admin hopeful userbox, anonymous admins (November 27, 2017 (2017-11-27) – June 17, 2018 (2018-06-17))

2018[edit]

  • Archive 250: Problems with opposes, how adminship has changed (no big deal?), time-limited adminship (June 11, 2018 (2018-06-11) – July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31))
  • Archive 251: Vote rationale word limit, statute of limitations, admin activity, doxing, partial blocking, success trends (August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03) – November 2, 2018 (2018-11-02))
  • Archive 252: Recruitment, WP:RFAOPEN, two-factor authentication, voting records... (October 31, 2018 (2018-10-31) – ?)