So...when's the big day? Is there a time table? --Oxico (talk) 00:45, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

No, there is not a set time for any of the RfA's here. It is entirely up to Clarinet Hawk as to when they will close and how they will close. --Shadowcrest 00:46, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Minor question

Just because I expect it will come up at some point, I think there should be some official statement of how long a user whose RfA failed has to wait before they are allowed to run again. I would think perhaps two months or something of that sort, or maybe saying that they can run again when they feel they've accopmlished enough more to make a difference. Miles (talk) 23:19, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Out of your reasons suggested, a specific time, like 2 months. Whether they've improved is highly opinionated, and will cause some arguments.Smoreking 2009 is coming! 14:55, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't think having a set time is an issue. If the person fails once and puts him/herself back up too soon it will just fail again. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 19:32, 30 December 2008 (UTC)


Pikamander's has been up since November 5th, and Shadowcrest has been up since November 15th. I understand Clarinet Hawk has to make an important decision, but I think 2 months is enough. SZL.pngUP/T/O 01:55, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

I concur. Miles (talk) 03:38, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
I concur, except that it's only been 2 months. :P --Shadowcrest 03:41, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
You didn't see anything...SZL.pngUP/T/O 13:58, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, been out of town. Decisions or exact reasons and parameters for continuation will be up within 24 hours. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 20:52, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Waiting period after being blocked

"If a user has been blocked for any reason (except an IP auto-block or a wrong button click), s/he must wait a period of at least four months from the expiry of his/her ban until s/he may even be considered for adminship. Even after this time period has passed, the user should be prepared to answer questions about his/her block."

In light of recent events, I think the policy should be altered to say that if the user is unblocked because a sysop decided that the block was unjustified, or if a user is blocked for an extremely short period of time as a joke, then that block shouldn't count against them in terms of eligibility for requesting adminship. That way, the letter of the policy more closely matches its intention, and if the situation were ever to arise again in the future, the policy would cover it. PenguinofDeath 14:45, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

So we change the rules to accommodate for your specific situation?Smoreking(T) (c) 15:01, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Why don't we just make sure that the sysop who made the block (Shadowcrest) is ok with it? Cheezperson {talk}stuff 15:14, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
edit conflict
I quote: "if the situation were ever to arise again in the future, the policy would cover it". The purpose of the change would be to prevent the situation from causing problems in the future, not "to accommodate for [my] specific situation". The fact that you believe me to be so cynical as to do that offends me.
@Cheezperson: I asked Shadowcrest before submitting my RfA, and he said it would be fine. Miles also said that it didn't matter. PenguinofDeath 15:21, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
As the letter of the policy goes now, an admin can block someone as a joke or by "accident" just to prevent them from having a successful RfA. That seems pretty unacceptable. Toomai Glittershine Toomai.png The Table Designer cntrbs 16:16, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Actually, if the admin says that it was by accident, that's covered by "wrong button click". As the letter of the policy goes now, an admin could block someone supposedly as a joke just to prevent them from having a successful RfA, except that, as with all policies, a degree of common sense should be applied. As Miles said, the spirit of the policy is more important than the letter. PenguinofDeath 16:31, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Tl;dr really, the point of the line is clear- Miles was right, follow the spirit not the letter, etc etc Shadowcrest 19:08, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

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