Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Bureaucrat and Admin Nominations

One of my favorite things to do on Wikibooks is to nominate deserving individuals for adminship or bureaucratship. It's bittersweet for me, however. Since I'm a bureaucrat, if I make the nominations I can't do the promoting myself.

[[User:Mike.lifeguard]] is a person who started out as the almost unknown author of our little [[First Aid]] book. Since promotion to admin, he's become one of our most active administrators. He is an active vandal fighter and because of it he was promoted to CU late in 2007. His [[First Aid]] book has also become a featured book at en.Wikibooks.

[[User:Neoptolemus]] is one of the first users who were given the rollbacker rights, since that ability was added by the developers. I personally think that rollbacker and patroller rights are an excellent stepping stone for potential new admins, and Neoptolemus is the first example of that process in action.

We also are starting to reexamine some of our de facto policies for dealing with bots. We have some proposals for bot policies, but none of them have been accepted yet. In lieu of these policies, we've been trying to figure out the situation on our own, and in some cases we've been conservative almost to the point of absurdity. Knowing how we have been doing things, and also how we would like to change things, a lot of people are talking about heavily streamlining the process of giving the bot flag. Some people have even suggested that we move to allow admins to grant the flag (instead of just bureaucrats as it is now). I personally like that idea, but time will tell what the wikibooks community thinks about it.

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